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Memphis, TN, USA
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  • The Search

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,706
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,171
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,172

To most people, Fiona Bristow seems to have an idyllic life — a quaint house on an island off Seattle’s coast, a thriving dog-training school, and a challenging volunteer job performing canine search and rescue. Not to mention her three intensely loyal Labs. But Fiona got to this point by surviving a nightmare.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Searching for the right words.....

  • By Deborah on 07-18-10

Loved it!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-10-10

As someone who has been around dogs all my life, I could relate to everything in this book. I too have trained dogs to hand signals and commands. Some were easy to train, some were more of a challenge. I agree with the methods used in this book as the only humane way to train. I guess what I am trying to say is the author really hit the mark on how to train a dog. Either her research was very thorough or she has trained a dog herself. While the dog training part of the book is not what the book is truly about, I found myself laughing out loud in public places while listening to this book. Yes I got some strange looks. I found the story totally engrossing and could not put it down. I am so glad I bought it. I will listen to it again in the future without a doubt! Anyone who has ever had a dog will be able to identify with parts of this book. Even if you have never had a dog or are not an animal lover, I still recommend it. The animal parts add charm and character. All in all an excellent read!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Reckless

  • By: Amanda Quick
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 323
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 191
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195

At 16, Phoebe Layton had imagined that Gabriel Banner was a brave and valiant knight, a noble-hearted hero born to rescue ladies in distress. Which was why, eight years later, when she desperately needed help to carry out a vital quest, she could think of no one more suited to the job than Gabriel. But when she lures her shining knight to a lonely midnight rendezvous, Phoebe finds herself sparring with a dangerously desirable man who is nothing like the hero of her dreams.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Amanda Quick

  • By Shirley Spillman on 04-12-10

Enjoyed the book not the narrator

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-06-10

I enjoyed the book itself but wanted to strangle the narrator at times. The narrator has a tendency to drag the words out to such a degree that it really slowed down the pace of the book. I expected it to be slow paced anyway but the narrator really dragged it down. At one point I was so frustrated with this tendency that I almost switched to another book, but being a compulsive completer has its benefits. I am glad I stuck with it but will seriously hesitate before I buy another book with her as the narrator. It drove me crazy, well crazier at least!

6 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Under the Dome

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Raul Esparza
  • Length: 34 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,454
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,726
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,761

On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester's Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener's hand is severed as "the dome" comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when - or if - it will go away.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Best Stephen King I've Heard

  • By Scott on 02-10-10

Long and Enthralling

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-31-09

I really enjoyed this book. I love long books though. If you are looking for a quick read, look elsewhere. My only negative is I felt the ending was rushed somewhat. Another reviewer said if you enjoyed Needful Things you would enjoy this book. I agree. Also The Stand. Any of his books that are long and follow multiple characters basically. I am glad I purchased it!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • An Echo in the Bone

  • A Novel
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 45 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17,509
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,589
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14,537

Jamie Fraser knows from his time-traveling wife Claire that, no matter how unlikely it seems, America will win the Revolutionary War. But that truth offers little solace, since Jamie realizes he might find himself pointing a weapon directly at his own son - a young officer in the British army. And Jamie isn't the only one with a tormented soul - for Claire may know who wins the conflict, but she certainly doesn't know whether or not her beloved Jamie survives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Read all of Gabaldon's stuff before this one

  • By Charles on 10-17-09

Welcome back! A long time in coming!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-29-09

It had been awhile since I finished reading the previous book in the series and wondered if I would remember it enough to enjoy this book. Did I ever. The characters came back to life and I found myself immersed in another GREAT book! I love Davina Porter's narration. Enough history is added to the book to make me want to actually visit sites mentioned in the books! Another feather in Diana Gabaldon's cap!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful