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  • The School for Mysteries

  • A Midlife Fairytale Adventure
  • By: Carolyn Jourdan
  • Narrated by: Pam Dougherty
  • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

Phoebe McFarland has just lost her job as a rural home health care nurse in White Oak, Tennessee, a sleepy rural community nestled in the mist-shrouded Smoky Mountains. But then she's unexpectedly offered a ritzy-sounding position as a private duty nurse to an enigmatic scholar. Unfortunately before she can start her upscale new life, Phoebe is unwittingly caught up in a medical emergency with Nick, a total stranger. The mismatched couple is forced to cooperate as they flee professional killers who now have Phoebe in their crosshairs, as well.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun and car chases!

  • By Jan on 09-23-18

What an entertaining book!

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

Reviewed: 06-25-18

Listening to this book was pure fun. The beginning is a wee bit slow but then the story just takes off. The premise keeps changing and the characters are not what they appear to be initially. I highly recommend this book. I hope there is a sequel!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Educated

  • A Memoir
  • By: Tara Westover
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 45,991
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 41,579
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 41,396

Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches. In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father's junkyard. Her father forbade hospitals, so Tara never saw a doctor or nurse. Gashes and concussions, even burns from explosions, were all treated at home with herbalism. Then, lacking any formal education, Tara began to educate herself. Her quest for knowledge transformed her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Other Side of Idaho's Mountains

  • By Darwin8u on 03-28-18

Depressing

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

Reviewed: 04-15-18

It thought this book was heartbreaking and depressing. I would not have purchased it had I known the content.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Echo

  • By: Pam Muñoz Ryan
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall, David de Vries, Andrews MacLeod, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,225
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,042
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,033

Audie Award, Middle Grade, 2016. Lost and alone in the forbidden Black Forest, Otto meets three mysterious sisters and suddenly finds himself entwined in a puzzling quest involving a prophecy, a promise, and a harmonica. Decades later Friedrich in Germany, Mike in Pennsylvania, and Ivy in California each become sinterwoven when the very same harmonica lands in their lives, binding them by an invisible thread of destiny. All the children face daunting challenges: rescuing a father, protecting a brother, holding a family together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best audio productions I have heard

  • By tru britty on 07-28-15

Surprisingly beautiful

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

Reviewed: 05-14-16

This story combining music with a story was an excellent read. There are 3 separate stories that converge at the ending. The ending is hopeful and
happy.
The author's characters are rich and the writing style is engaging and eventually becomes fluid. Initially the story does not seem cohesive but after awhile it makes sense. Stick with this book. The actors are terrific. Great read. I was sorry when it ended.

  • Anita

  • By: Keith Roberts
  • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 511
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 461
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 465

Meet Anita Thompson: she's young, she's lovely, she's clever, and she's a witch. A real one. Anita lives in two worlds: the modern world of supermarkets and sports cars, radio and rock-and-roll, where she is a thoroughly modern girl with a thoroughly modern interest in boys and fast living and her own independence. But she also lives in the ancient and rustic world of traditions, cauldrons, and familiars.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I would buy you this book! (if i could afford too)

  • By troy on 05-20-12

Great read...

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

Reviewed: 01-09-12

Where does Anita rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

The performance on this recording is superb. The characters are memorable and the story a good read. Enjoy this wonderful book.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Anita?

When Anita goes back to where time began is a creative part of the book.

Which scene was your favorite?

The scene where Anita's grandmother and sister fight and then have to rescue Anita is priceless.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

This is a very addicting read.

Any additional comments?

Anita's grandmother is my favorite character.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful