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  • The Clockmaker's Daughter

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 17 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,381
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,272
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,268

In the summer of 1862, a group of young artists led by the passionate and talented Edward Radcliffe descends upon Birchwood Manor in rural Oxfordshire. Their plan: to spend a secluded summer month in a haze of inspiration and creativity. But by the time their stay is over, one woman has been shot dead while another has disappeared; a priceless heirloom is missing; and Edward Radcliffe’s life is in ruins. Over 150 years later, Elodie Winslow, a young archivist in London, uncovers a leather satchel containing two seemingly unrelated items. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Clockmaker's Daughter

  • By Kimberly on 10-21-18

Great author and narrator

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

Reviewed: 10-22-18

Enjoyed the book especially the weaving of the story among characters from different time periods, all connected by a house and its story. My kind of book with strong female characters.

  • My Dear Hamilton

  • A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton
  • By: Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 23 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,208
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,139
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,130

From the New York Times best-selling authors of America's First Daughter comes the epic story of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton - a revolutionary woman who, like her new nation, struggled to define herself in the wake of war, betrayal, and tragedy. In this haunting, moving, and beautifully written book, Dray and Kamoie used thousands of letters and original sources to tell Eliza's story as it's never been told before - not just as the wronged wife at the center of a political sex scandal but also as a founding mother who shaped an American legacy in her own right.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eliza and Alexander Hamilton

  • By Betty on 04-15-18

Very moving

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-22-18

The story of Alexander Hamilton is being told in many ways today, through biographies and a spectacular musical. It was preserved and championed by his wife, and it is profoundly moving to hear her voice reflected here. I am happy to know her role in the founding of our country.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • The Return of the Witch

  • A Novel
  • By: Paula Brackston
  • Narrated by: Marisa Calin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 675
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 618
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 615

After five years in the Summerlands, Gideon has gained his freedom. Elizabeth knows he will go straight for Tegan and that she must protect the girl she has come to regard as her own daughter. In the time since she the dramatic night in Batchcombe woods, Tegan has traveled the world, learning from all manner of witches, and she is no longer the awkward teenager and novice spellcaster she once was.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOVE this book.

  • By Kelly kale on 02-26-18

Great Sequel

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

Reviewed: 01-03-18

Enjoyed this book as much as the first in the Shadow Chronicles series. Great ending.

  • The Nightingale

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Polly Stone
  • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 46,545
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 42,191
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 42,120

Audie Award, Fiction, 2016. From the number-one New York Times bestselling author comes Kristin Hannah’s next novel. It is an epic love story and family drama set at the dawn of World War II. She is the author of twenty-one novels. Her previous novels include Home Front, Night Road, Firefly Lane, Fly Away, and Winter Garden.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heroic & Harrowing Work Of Fiction

  • By Sara on 08-21-15

The Nightingale

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

Reviewed: 05-12-15

This was one of the best books I have listened to in a long time. I love strong women characters and this one has two women, sisters, who lived ordinary lives in extraordinary ways during WWII. I am not usually moved to tears, but this one did just that. It was well written with lots of surprises and great character development. I highly recommend it. Read it and be inspired.