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Auburn, AL, United States
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  • A Dark Lure

  • By: Loreth Anne White
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,691
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,302
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,306

Twelve years ago, Sarah Baker was abducted by the Watt Lake Killer and sexually assaulted for months before managing to escape. The killer was caught, but Sarah lost everything: her marriage, her child, and the life she loved.

Struggling with PTSD, Sarah changes her name to Olivia West and finds sanctuary working on Broken Bar Ranch. But as her scars finally begin to heal, a cop involved with her horrific case remains convinced the Watt Lake Killer is still out there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Narration but VERY Poor audio

  • By Cyndi Marie on 02-26-17

Riveting

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

Reviewed: 02-11-16

I liked the characters who are very like real people. The story is rather graphic in violence but the plot keeps moving right to the end. I will read more from this writer. The narrator was especially good.

  • Redeemer

  • The Life of Jimmy Carter
  • By: Randall Balmer
  • Narrated by: James Lurie
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

Evangelical Christianity and conservative politics are today seen as inseparable. But when Jimmy Carter, a Democrat and a born-again Christian, won the presidency in 1976, he owed his victory in part to American evangelicals, who responded to his open religiosity and his rejection of the moral bankruptcy of the Nixon Administration. Carter, running as a representative of the New South, articulated a progressive strand of American Christianity that championed liberal ideals, racial equality, and social justice - one that has almost been forgotten since.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting

  • By Jean on 06-23-14

Disapppointing

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

Reviewed: 01-25-16

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Another narrator who pronounced Rosalynn Carter's name correctly.

What other book might you compare Redeemer to and why?

Any of Jimmy Carter's books that he read himself.

What didn’t you like about James Lurie’s performance?

He pronounced Rosalynn's name as ROZALIND. I am so disappointed. I have met and visited with Mrs. Carter. Her name starts with ROSE.

What character would you cut from Redeemer?

The narrator

Any additional comments?

I am going to have to stop listening to this book and will switch to the Kindle version.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Benediction

  • By: Kent Haruf
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 275
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 251

From the beloved and best-selling author of Plainsong and Eventide comes a story of life and death, and the ties that bind, once again set out on the High Plains in Holt, Colorado. When Dad Lewis is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he and his wife, Mary, must work together to make his final days as comfortable as possible. Their daughter, Lorraine, hastens back from Denver to help look after him....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • perfect.

  • By joyce on 08-27-15

What a Delightful story

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

Reviewed: 07-28-15

Interesting characters facing life and death and life again. The narrator is unusually good. This is the third book in a series.

  • A Full Life

  • Reflections at Ninety
  • By: Jimmy Carter
  • Narrated by: Jimmy Carter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 841
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 766
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 756

Jimmy Carter, 39th president, Nobel Peace Prize winner, international humanitarian, fisherman, reflects on his full and happy life with pride, humor, and a few second thoughts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Scott Volltrauer on 08-19-16

A Beautul Assessment

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

Reviewed: 07-21-15

I enjoyed this book as I have all of his books. I am always amazed at how much he has accomplished. How wonderful that he has had such a happy marriage.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Luckiest Girl Alive

  • A Novel
  • By: Jessica Knoll
  • Narrated by: Madeleine Maby
  • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,367
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,626
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,639

Ani FaNelli seems to have it all: a glamorous job at a glossy magazine, an enviable figure with the wardrobe to match, and a handsome fiancé from a distinguished blue-blood family. But Ani FaNelli is an invention, that veneer of perfection carefully assembled in an attempt to distance herself from a shocking, sordid past.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Strange, unnerving, confusing.

  • By Candice on 12-06-15

Good read

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

Reviewed: 07-11-15

I started on audio but it wasn't fast enough so I switched to Kindle. The language is rough but the plot moves along. I liked the heroine. She has spunk.

  • Already Gone

  • By: John Rector
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 110
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 112

Jake Reese is a writing teacher at an American university. He lives in a small brick Tudor close to campus with his art-buyer wife, Diane. His life is quiet - ordinary even. And he likes it that way. But it wasn’t always quiet. Jake’s distant past was a life on the streets, inflicting damage and suffering on more people than he can count. And now someone from his past, it seems, has come looking for him.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • My time is already gone!

  • By T.D. on 07-11-12

It kept me guessing

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

Reviewed: 06-28-15

I couldn't tell what was coming next. Several times I mixed up the good guys and the bad guys. But the story reaches a satisfactory ending. The narrator was quite good and didn't get in the way of the narrative.

  • Cheaper by the Dozen

  • By: Frank B. Gilbreth, Ernestine Gilbreth Carey
  • Narrated by: Dana Ivey
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 348
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266

No growing pains have ever been more hilarious than those suffered loudly by the riotous Gilbreth clan. First, there are a dozen red-haired, freckle-faced kids to contend with. Then there's Dad, a famous efficiency expert who believes a family can be run just like a factory.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narration: Slighty Less Annoying than Fruit Flies

  • By Stephanie L. Thompson on 09-07-14

Great fun

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

Reviewed: 06-06-15

Do see both movies. A good old fashioned story about a real family with a dozen terrific kids and two brilliant parents.

  • The Scapegoat

  • By: Daphne du Maurier
  • Narrated by: Paul Shelley
  • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139

By chance, John and Jean - one English, the other French - meet in a provincial railway station. Their resemblance to each other is uncanny, and they spend the next few hours talking and drinking - until at last John falls into a drunken stupor. It's to be his last carefree moment, for when he wakes, Jean has stolen his identity and disappeared. So the Englishman steps into the Frenchman's shoes, and faces a variety of perplexing roles.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Fascinating Character-Driven Journey

  • By Ilana on 03-16-15

Wonderfully entertaining

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

Reviewed: 06-04-15

Daphne has never let me down. I think I'll read some more old favorites of hers. Gerry

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Peter Lawford Story

  • Life with the Kennedys, Monroe, and the Rat Pack
  • By: Patricia Lawford Stewart, Ted Schwarz
  • Narrated by: Nancy Linari
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 27

As the brother in law to JFK and a member of the Rat Pack, Peter Lawford was one of America's most acclaimed movie stars. Lawford led an extraordinary life. His story, as told by the woman who knew him best, is the always candid, sometimes shocking unveiling of the most intriguing show business personalities and significant political events of our time.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Don't chose this book.

  • By Mary on 07-22-15

Disgraceful

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

Reviewed: 05-12-15

I remember how good he was in Little Women and in comedies. I don't want to remember how many drugs he took or the last wife who took them with him. The man suffered enough. Let him rest in peace.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Silent Sister

  • By: Diane Chamberlain
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,901
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,833
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,819

In The Silent Sister, Riley MacPherson has spent her entire life believing that her older sister Lisa committed suicide as a teenager. Now, over twenty years later, her father has passed away and she's in New Bern, North Carolina cleaning out his house when she finds evidence to the contrary. Lisa is alive. Alive and living under a new identity. But why exactly was she on the run all those years ago, and what secrets are being kept now?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I can't think of anything more predictable...

  • By Carol-Ann on 04-09-15

Entertaining Read

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

Reviewed: 03-18-15

I chose this book because I was in the mood for a good old fashioned mystery with interesting characters and a plot with twists and turns. I enjoyed it so much I listened until 4 am last night. I couldn't put wait until morning for the ending. I will seek out more books by this writer.