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  • The War That Saved My Life

  • By: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  • Narrated by: Jayne Entwistle
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,072
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,890
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,880

Nine-year-old Ada has never left her one-room apartment. Her mother is too humiliated by Ada's twisted foot to let her outside. So when her little brother Jamie is shipped out of London to escape the war, Ada doesn't waste a minute - she sneaks out to join him. So begins a new adventure of Ada, and for Susan Smith, the woman who is forced to take the two kids in. As Ada teaches herself to ride a pony, learns to read, and watches for German spies, she begins to trust Susan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Powerful Wonder

  • By Sara on 02-07-17

The war that saved my life

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-06-18

Thoughtful, beautifully-written narrative about the destruction caused by cruel relationships/parenting. Children's stories often require a rotten homelife in order to permit the young hero to head out on his/her own. But, this story is realistic, the children still want their mother to love them, they cling to what they've always known. I see the news reports about children chained to their beds, abused, and starved by their parents, and I wonder why they don't run and scream for help when they get the chance. This story skillfully and with heart wrenching poignancy shows me how kids are conditioned to see themselves as monstrosities, not their abusers. I'm glad to have read it, to have gained insight via such an uplifting tale.

  • The Grave's a Fine and Private Place

  • A Flavia de Luce Novel
  • By: Alan Bradley
  • Narrated by: Jayne Entwistle
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 931
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 867
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 855

In the wake of an unthinkable family tragedy, 12-year-old Flavia de Luce is struggling to fill her empty days. For a needed escape, Dogger, the loyal family servant, suggests a boating trip for Flavia and her two older sisters. Something grazes her fingers as she dangles them in the water. She clamps down on the object, imagining herself Ernest Hemingway battling a marlin, and pulls up what she expects will be a giant fish. But in Flavia's grip is something far better: a human head, attached to a human body.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Flavia is in the thick of it

  • By Mothermersnerd on 02-05-18

The best in the series

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

Reviewed: 02-04-18

Really outstanding. A wonderful story made even more rich and interesting with the telling. Very much looking forward to what to comes next.

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  • Age of Swords

  • The Legends of the First Empire, Book 2
  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 20 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,672
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,122
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,097

Raithe, the God Killer, may have started the rebellion by killing a Fhrey, but longstanding enmities dividing the Rhune make it all but impossible to unite against the common foe. And even if the clans can join forces, how will they defeat an enemy whose magical prowess renders them indistinguishable from gods? The answer lies across the sea in a faraway land populated by a reclusive and dour race who feel nothing but disdain for both Fhrey and mankind.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Too slow paced

  • By A. Bunting on 07-28-17

Age of Swords

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

Reviewed: 07-31-17

I still love Tolkien, but Michael Sullivan's writings go far beyond a good story told well. They're relished experiences, worthy people, and thoughts to ponder that jump from fiction right into reality.