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Lynn E. Smith

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  • Starry Night

  • A Christmas Novel
  • By: Debbie Macomber
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311

Carrie Slayton, a big-city society-page columnist, longs to write more serious news stories. So her editor hands her a challenge: She can cover any topic she wants, but only if she first scores the paper an interview with Finn Dalton, the notoriously reclusive author. Living in the remote Alaskan wilderness, Finn has written a mega best-selling memoir about surviving in the wild. But he stubbornly declines to speak to anyone in the press, and no one even knows exactly where he lives. Digging deep into Finn's past, Carrie develops a theory on his whereabouts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Feel Good Story

  • By Barbara on 12-15-13

Outstanding!

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

Reviewed: 11-07-18

This story was impossible to put down. I absolutely loved it. Highly recommend. Incredible story.

  • Winter in Paradise

  • By: Elin Hilderbrand
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,398
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,263
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,255

Irene Steele's idyllic life - house, husband, family - is shattered when she is woken up by a late-night phone call. Her beloved husband has been found dead, but before Irene can process this tragic news, she must confront the perplexing details of her husband's death. He was found on St. John, a tropical island paradise far removed from their suburban life. Leaving the cold winter behind, Irene flies down to the beautiful Caribbean beaches of St. John only to make another shocking discovery: her husband had a secret second family. Investigating, she is plunged into a web of intrigue and deceit belied by the pristine white sand beaches of St. John.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • What???!!!

  • By Linda Brown on 11-06-18

?????

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

Reviewed: 11-01-18

I loved the book until the very end. The suspense builds for the truth to his death and who he worked for. And the mysteriousness of the disappearance of the company. None of that is ever revealed. I was extremely disappointed.

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  • Home Again

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 408
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 322
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 323

At the center of Home Again is Madelaine - a brilliant cardiologist, a loving mother, a tender friend, and a woman full of self-doubt. It is also the story of her confused and angry daughter, Lina, and of the two very different men Madelaine loves: Francis, a priest searching for his faith, and Angel, a talented but cynical man with a broken heart. When tragedy suddenly brings them all together, they must learn to forgive the betrayals of the past and find the courage to love again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A 50 Tissue Read

  • By Laura on 10-31-10

Amazing story!

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

Reviewed: 09-17-18

Absolutely loved it. Highly recommend. Wonderful story. Hard to put down. This one is a must read.

  • The Great Alone

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,929
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,914
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,813

Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam war a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: He will move his family north, to Alaska, where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Long, Hard Slog Through Endless Despair and Heartache

  • By Morro Schreiber on 04-11-18

By far one of THE BEST!

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

Reviewed: 06-19-18

I seriously could not put this down. It is extremely powerful in an indescribable way.

  • The Cast

  • By: Danielle Steel
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 488
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 430
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 430

Kait Whittier has built her magazine column into a hugely respected read followed by fans across the country. She loves her work and adores her grown children, treasuring the time they spend together. But after two marriages she prefers to avoid the complications and uncertainties of a new love. Then, after a chance meeting with Zack Winter, a television producer visiting Manhattan from Los Angeles, everything changes.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun!

  • By bulldogmomma on 05-24-18

Her worst ever

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

Reviewed: 05-31-18

Surprisingly very disappointing. There were no significant parts to this book. It was a flat story line. Definitely would not recommend.

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  • Night Road

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81

For eighteen years, Jude Farraday has put her children’s needs above her own, and it shows - her twins, Mia and Zach, are bright and happy teenagers. When Lexi Baill moves into their small, close-knit community, no one is more welcoming than Jude. Lexi, a former foster child with a dark past, quickly becomes Mia’s best friend. Then Zach falls in love with Lexi and the three become inseparable. Jude does everything to keep her kids on track for college and out of harm’s way. It has always been easy - until senior year of high school. Suddenly she is at a loss.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Easy reading

  • By Yikes on 01-05-17

Wonderful Story!

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

Reviewed: 03-22-18

My mom recommended this book and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The story line really pulls at your heart strings❤

  • Fly Away

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 16 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,237
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,130
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,135

Fly Away is the story of three women who have lost their way and need each other - plus a miracle - to transform their lives. An emotionally-complex, heart-wrenching novel about love, family, motherhood, loss, and redemption, Fly Away reminds us that where there is life, there is hope and where there is love, there is forgiveness. Told with her trademark visceral storytelling and illuminating prose, Kristin Hannah reveals why she is one of the most beloved writers of our day.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Depressing with a capital D, D, D!

  • By Judy on 05-15-13

Great Sequal!

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

Reviewed: 03-18-18

Loved the continuation of the Firefly Lane story. It gave so much context to the previous story.

  • Firefly Lane

  • A Novel
  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,830
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,003
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,997

Firefly Lane is the poignant, powerful story of two women and the friendship that becomes the mainstay of their lives. For 30 years, Tully and Kate buoy each other through life, weathering the storms of friendship: jealousy, anger, hurt, resentment. They think they've survived it all, until a single act of betrayal tears them apart...and puts their courage and friendship to the ultimate test.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Chick lit meets Forrest Gump

  • By Lisa on 12-29-10

WOW!

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

Reviewed: 02-22-18

My mom recommended this story to me. And as someone who grew up in the same era, not only was it a powerful story but it really connected throughout my life. With the fashions mentioned, music, and so many wonderful memories. Highly recommended!

  • Fall from Grace

  • By: Danielle Steel
  • Narrated by: Luis Moreno
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 869
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 767
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 764

Sydney Wells' perfect life with her wealthy, devoted husband vanishes when he dies suddenly in an accident. Widowed at 49, she discovers he has failed to include her in his will. With Andrew's vicious daughters in control of his estate, and no home or money, Sydney finds a job in fashion, despite her own designer daughters' warnings. Naive, out of her element, and alone in a world of shady international deals and dishonest people, she is set up by her boss and finds herself faced with criminal prosecution.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fall from Grace

  • By Norma Gozner on 01-26-18

Excellent story!

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

Reviewed: 02-07-18

I would highly recommend it. One of her best. Hard to put down. Loved it

  • Past Perfect

  • By: Danielle Steel
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 462
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 406
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 406

Sybil and Blake Gregory have established a predictable, well-ordered Manhattan life - she as a cutting-edge design authority and museum consultant, he in high tech investments - raising their teenagers, Andrew and Caroline, and six-year-old Charlie. But everything changes when Blake is offered a dream job he can't resist as CEO of a start-up in San Francisco. He accepts it without consulting his wife and buys a magnificent, irresistibly underpriced historic Pacific Heights mansion as their new home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating!

  • By Richard on 11-30-17

Really out there for Danielle Steele

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

Reviewed: 01-03-18

So disappointed in this one. The relationship with the spirits were just so unrealistic I couldn't get into it.