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  • The Great Alone

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,937
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,921
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,820

Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam war a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: He will move his family north, to Alaska, where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Long, Hard Slog Through Endless Despair and Heartache

  • By Morro Schreiber on 04-11-18

Frustrating!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-10-18

After living 35 years in Alaska, including extensive time in the bush, much of this descriptors in this book were a disappointment... And the narrator made no effort to learn how to pronounce the names of communities.... Example: Valdez is not "Val-days" but "Val-deeze.". Googleing each name would have provided that information. Chalk on a blackboard to my ears, and a big distraction from a basically decent story.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Ladies' Room

  • By: Carolyn Brown
  • Narrated by: Donna Postel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,318
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,803
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,809

Secrets told in the church ladies' room are supposed to stay in the ladies' room. But that doesn't mean that what Trudy overhears there during her great-aunt Gertrude's funeral won't change the rest of her life. Trudy has a daughter in the middle of a major rebellion; a two-timing husband who has been cheating for their entire married life; and a mother with Alzheimer's residing in the local nursing home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Soul Food!

  • By Tunes on 02-25-17

A hoot all the way through!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-11-17

Difficult situations handled with wisdom, laughter, and tenancy! Unfortunately, Audible has no other books by this Author in their library.

  • The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

  • By: Lisa See
  • Narrated by: Ruthie Ann Miles, Kimiko Glenn, Alexandra Allwine, and others
  • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,363
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,794
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,775

The thrilling new novel from number-one New York Times best-selling author Lisa See explores the lives of a Chinese mother and her daughter who has been abandoned and adopted by an American couple.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ***EXCELLENT*** Six stars if I could !!

  • By ROBIN on 04-10-17

Enchanting and engaging

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-21-17

Tea Girl claimed my mind and heart, and called to me when I could not listen. Beautifully written and performed - culture, history and the heart of a people I'd not known before captured me. I will seek more from this author.

  • Blind Your Ponies

  • By: Stanley Gordon West
  • Narrated by: Traber Burns
  • Length: 19 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 402
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 362
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 360

Sam Pickett never expected to settle in this dried-up shell of a town on the western edge of the world. He’s come here to hide from the violence and madness that have shattered his life, but what he finds is what he least expects. It seems that every inhabitant of this forgotten outpost has a story, a reason for taking a detour to this place—or a reason for staying.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Listen

  • By Tracy on 03-03-12

Gag me with a maggot !!!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-04-17

That's about the only corny cliche this book didn't use! The story line was great. The narration was great too! However, every time a cliche was tossed into the scenario's description, it was like chalk on a blackboard (cliche intentional). With over 800,000 words in the English language, other choices were available!!! Here's one example: " News of Curtis's broken wrist spread from table to table like food poisoning." That was one of the better ones. Enjoy the story line - expect to wince at the plethora of cliches.

  • All the Winters After

  • A Novel
  • By: Seré Prince Halverson
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,376
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,277
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,275

Kachemak Winkel never intended to come back to his hometown of Caboose, Alaska, where his family died in a plane crash 20 years earlier. When he finally musters the courage to return and face his painful memories, he's surprised to find a mysterious young woman living in his abandoned house.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ambivalent

  • By Bonnie on 04-21-16

Local facts not very well researched

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-13-17

This was a compelling story. However, the author and the narrator neglected some important things. To the author: there are no clams to dig in Turnagain Arm, and the Old Believers were not well researched. The Bore Tide was somewhat described but not named. It is quite phenomenal. In fact, the 30+ foot tidal drop is comparable to only one other place on the globe that I'm aware of. And to the narrator - the Kenai Peninsula and Kenai River are pronounced "Key-nigh", not "Kanay".... it was like hearing chalk on a blackboard every time "Kenai" was mispronounced. To an Alaskan, the unique facets of life on the last frontier are important. The rich mixture of Alaskan cultures are treasured. PS: The Kenai River is world famous for its king salmon fishery.

  • The Chopin Manuscript

  • A Serial Thriller
  • By: Lee Child, David Corbett, Joseph Finder, and others
  • Narrated by: Alfred Molina
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3,370
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,644
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,660

15 thriller masters. 1 masterful thriller! Former war crimes investigator Harold Middleton possesses a previously unknown score by Frederic Chopin. But he is unaware that, within it's handwritten notes, lies a secret that now threatens the lives of thousands of Americans. As he races from Poland to the U.S. to uncover the mystery of the manuscript, Middleton will be accused of murder, pursued by federal agents, and targeted by assassins.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story... Sometimes hard to follow.

  • By Laura E on 03-12-09

Excellently written & performed!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-20-16

A smooth storyline transition from chapter to chapter with the 'voice' of the book staying true to the characters throughout. I'd like to see another collaboration from this crew! The classical manuscript was a stellar vehicle to propel the story. Kudos to a group of my favorite authors!

  • Cold Cold Heart

  • By: Tami Hoag
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,862
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,449
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,437

Dana Nolan was a promising young TV reporter until she was kidnapped by a notorious serial killer. A year has passed since she defeated her attacker, but Dana is still physically, emotionally, and psychologically scarred by her ordeal, with aftereffects including PTSD and memory loss. In an attempt to put herself back together after surviving the unthinkable, Dana returns to her hometown. But it doesn't provide the comfort she expects.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • First Tami Hoag book I've had

  • By April on 01-27-15

A riveting tale with some excellent referrals at the end for individuals suffering from PTSD.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-20-16

Tense, edgy and hard to hit "pause," Cold Cold Heart takes the listener through a believable nightmare, examines the sadistic behavior of abusers and madmen, as well as the strength of the human spirit determined to survive.

  • The Silence That Speaks

  • By: Andrea Kane
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 441
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 400
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 402

Forensic Instincts' first order of business is to find out who's targeting their client. Under the leadership of Casey Woods, the investigative team has the resources to do just that, working inside the law - and outside it. FI's strength is its members, among them Casey's associate Marc Devereaux, former navy SEAL and a man who's equal to any situation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kept me guessing, more snark

  • By Laurie Anderson on 05-06-15

Almost terrific

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-17-15

The story had good, edgy bones... However, the female narrator used a breathy voice that went up tonally at the end of sentences, making the females sound vacuous, or like bimbos or airheads. Some of the plots and sub plots clashed and others went down dead ends where they almost died before being picked up again. A different editor might have brought an homogeneous blend to the complex storylines and saved the day. A different female narrator could have given the strong females in the story the voices they required to truly stand out individually. The author is worth watching as writing skills are bound to mature.

  • The Son

  • By: Philipp Meyer
  • Narrated by: Will Patton, Kate Mulgrew, Scott Shepherd, and others
  • Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,325
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,927
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,931

Part epic of Texas, part classic coming-of-age story, part unflinching examination of the bloody price of power, The Son is a gripping and utterly transporting novel that maps the legacy of violence in the American west with rare emotional acuity, even as it presents an intimate portrait of one family across two centuries. Eli McCullough is just twelve-years-old when a marauding band of Comanche storm his Texas homestead and brutally murder his mother and sister, taking him as a captive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Five Stars for the Lone Star, The Son, & Meyer

  • By Mel on 06-04-13

A difficult, rewarding listen...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-11-15

This was a hard book, because it was brutally honest about a time in American history that was cruel, innovative, devastating, passionate, intentional, random...the describers could go on like a thesaurus. The narration was excellent. Not for the faint of heart; a book not easy to forget. Not superficial or for 'pleasure' - it will strengthen the listener while breaking their heart. Don't miss it!

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  • Lifelines

  • Angels of Mercy
  • By: CJ Lyons
  • Narrated by: Lauren Ross
  • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 83

A gripping behind-the-scenes drama of four women who face life and death every day. On her first day at Pittsburgh's Angels of Mercy Medical Center, L.A. - transplant Lydia Fiore, the new ER attending physician, loses a patient: the Chief of Surgery's son. Now, to save her career, Lydia must discover the truth behind her patient's death, even as it leads her into unfamiliar - and risky - territory.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping

  • By Jean on 04-24-16

Great story - Mediocre performance

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-24-15

Narration was poorly done and common words were mispronounced. This distracted my ability to relax and enjoy the story line.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful