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  • Last One Home

  • A Novel
  • By: Debbie Macomber
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman, Debbie Macomber
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,117
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 978
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 968

Growing up, Cassie Carter and her sisters, Karen and Nichole, were incredibly close - until one fateful event drove them apart. After high school, Cassie ran away from home to marry the wrong man, throwing away a college scholarship and breaking her parents' hearts. To make matters worse, Cassie had always been their father's favorite - a sentiment that weighed heavily on her sisters and made Cassie's actions even harder to bear.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I fear the narrator distracted me

  • By Donna Gilleece-Smith on 04-04-17

Good clean book

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

Reviewed: 04-27-18

This was a good story with good life lessons to think about. I enjoyed it because the author was able to write an interesting book without foul language and sex. I didn’t have to keep skipping forward and I really appreciate that.

  • A Study in Scarlet Women

  • The Lady Sherlock Series, Book 1
  • By: Sherry Thomas
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,105
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,790
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,786

With her inquisitive mind, Charlotte Holmes has never felt comfortable with the demureness expected of the fairer sex in upper-class society. But even she never thought that she would become a social pariah, an outcast fending for herself on the mean streets of London. When the city is struck by a trio of unexpected deaths and suspicion falls on her sister and her father, Charlotte is desperate to find the true culprits and clear the family name.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • First-rate author and first-rate narrator

  • By Lady Wesley on 03-25-17

GREAT SPIN!

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

Reviewed: 01-04-18

Like! Like! Like! I never heard of this author before but I really enjoy anything Sherlock Holmes. Great manipulation of the characters but kept it true to the “Sherlock” ways. Very entertaining. I’m looking forward to the third book, I sure hope there’s a third book!!!

  • The Noble Fugitive

  • By: T. Davis, Isabella Bunn
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

Although betrothed to a wealthy Venetian, 17-year-old Serafina falls for her art tutor, Luca. When this infatuation is discovered, she becomes a prisoner in her own home. But as her family sails to America in 1832, she jumps ship in Portsmouth, England. While working as a chambermaid, Serafina meets sea captain John Falconer, a man on a dangerous mission. As their lives intertwine, can genuine faith and selfless love shield them from the menace of evil forces?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By koni on 03-03-08

LOVED!!

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

Reviewed: 10-22-17

Suzanne Toren is one of my favorite narrators. She can make any book come to life, not that this book needed any help. Great story, it was sweet, spiritual and funny. I think it was my favorite book in the series. I’m very thankful good, clean, spiritual books are being written and written well. God is good!

  • A Note Yet Unsung

  • Belmont Mansion, Book 3
  • By: Tamera Alexander
  • Narrated by: Linda Stephens
  • Length: 17 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 213

A master violinist trained in Vienna, Rebekah Carrington manages to wheedle her way into an audition with the maestro at the newly formed Nashville Philharmonic. But women are "far too fragile and frail" for the rigors of an orchestra, and Rebekah's hopes are swiftly dashed. Because the conductor - determined to leave his mark on the world of classical music - bows to public opinion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful!

  • By JayVee on 02-06-17

Great story!

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

Reviewed: 02-20-17

This is my favorite in the series. I appreciate how God is always in the center of all the books. It's a pleasure to listen to a book that is not only well written and keeps your interest but doesn't require vulgar language or sex to do it. Thank you Tamera Alexander for keeping the faith.

  • A Year of Weddings

  • By: Beth Wiseman, Debra Clopton, Marybeth Whalen, and others
  • Narrated by: Julie Lyles Carr, Christy Ragland, Amber Quick
  • Length: 31 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76

Happily ever after begins today. The honor of your presence is requested at a year of weddings....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mixed bag

  • By MABJM on 05-14-15

Narrators

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

Reviewed: 02-07-17

I liked these stories but the narrators were so bad. There was a couple that were good but the rest were so irritating. However, if you just concentrate on the stories this book is wholesome and well written.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Winter Garden

  • A Novel
  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,742
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,972
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,954

Meredith and Nina Whitson are as different as sisters can be. One stayed at home to raise her children and manage the family apple orchard: the other followed a dream and traveled the world to become a famous photojournalist. But when their beloved father fails ill, Meredith and Nina find themselves together again, standing alongside their cold, disapproving mother, Anya, who even now, offers no comfort to her daughters

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I thought I made a mistake

  • By A. Musser on 11-29-17

Another sale surprise!

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

Reviewed: 01-21-17

I couldn't stop listening to this book. It was a slow start but just push through the beginning because it's worth listening to. The narrator was perfect! Her narration really made listening even more interesting. I bought this book because it was on sale but wow what a pleasant surprise.

  • Courting Trouble

  • By: Deeanne Gist
  • Narrated by: Danielle Ferland
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 108
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 61

CBA best-selling author Deeanne Gist, Christy Award winner for The Measure of a Lady, skillfully blends humor and romance in authentic historical settings. Courting Trouble, set in 1894, features a feisty, fun-loving heroine who tires of waiting for a match made in heaven and decides to settle for one made in Texas. So, on her 30th birthday, Essie launches her own secret mission to find a husband.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Refreshingly proper!

  • By Jodi on 02-10-09

SWEET AND FUNNY!

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

Reviewed: 01-15-17

I like everything about this book. The writer is very clever and has a subtle sense of humor that the very gifted narrator makes come alive. It's always a bonus when I can listen to a book that has a good and Godly message included.

  • The Secret Keeper

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 19 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,867
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,763
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,763

England, 1959: Laurel Nicolson is 16 years old, dreaming alone in her childhood tree house during a family celebration at their home, Green Acres Farm. She spies a stranger coming up the long road to the farm and then observes her mother, Dorothy, speaking to him. And then she witnesses a crime.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kate Morton (and Caroline Lee) does it again!

  • By Maria on 10-20-12

Great surprise!

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

Reviewed: 01-06-17

This is the second book I bought because it was on sale and the second book I feel compelled to write about. Such a great story and narrator!!!! Love this book!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper

  • By: Phaedra Patrick
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,998
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,779
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,774

Sixty-nine-year-old Arthur Pepper lives a simple life. He gets out of bed at precisely 7:30 a.m., just as he did when his wife, Miriam, was alive. He dresses in the same gray slacks and mustard sweater-vest; waters his fern, Frederica; and heads out to his garden. But on the one-year anniversary of Miriam's death, something changes. Sorting through Miriam's possessions, Arthur finds an exquisite gold charm bracelet he's never seen before.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • sweet, predictable novel of widower's quest

  • By Mark on 01-05-18

Great surprise!

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

Reviewed: 01-06-17

I bought this book because it was on sale. I've never heard of the author and I usually don't venture out of "Christian" literature. The writer was so real and the narrator so talented. I don't like writing these things but this book was worth it.

  • Land of Silence

  • By: Tessa Afshar
  • Narrated by: Suzy Jackson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 616
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 562
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 558

Elianna is a young girl crushed by guilt. After her only brother is killed while in her care, Elianna tries to earn forgiveness by working for her father's textile trade and caring for her family. When another tragedy places Elianna in sole charge of the business, her talent for design brings enormous success but never the absolution she longs for. As her world unravels, she breaks off her betrothal to the only man she will ever love. Then illness strikes, isolating Elianna from everyone, stripping everything she has left.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kept my attention

  • By Eilene Strong on 10-07-16

Well Written

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

Reviewed: 08-22-16

I really enjoy this writer and haven't been let down yet. She doesn't change Gods message and I appreciate that.