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  • Final Witness

  • By: James Scott Bell
  • Narrated by: Eva Kaminsky
  • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59

Young, idealistic law clerk Rachel Ybarra has just been handed a career-making opportunity - helping in the prosecution of an infamous leader of the Russian Mafia. But when the star witness turns up dead, Rachel discovers the case is not merely a battle for the truth - it's a battle for her life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By Joan on 03-28-19

Wow!

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

Reviewed: 03-28-19

This story was a real cliffhanger. Mystery is not my usual kind of story but I enjoy a good mystery once in a while. This book was fantastic.

  • Angels Watching Over Me

  • The Shenandoah Sisters, Book 1
  • By: Michael Phillips
  • Narrated by: Susan Spain
  • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

Michael Phillips is one of today's most popular Christian authors. He has written more than four dozen novels, with over five million copies in print. Angels Watching Over Me is the first book in a stirring saga that follows two women, one black, one white, in the aftermath of the Civil War.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Start- ending left u hanging!

  • By America on 10-04-16

Cliffhanger ending

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-07-19

The interplay between the black girl and the white girl may be overly simplistic but I nevertheless enjoyed the story. I can’t wait to listen to the second book.

  • The Centurion’s Wife

  • Acts of Faith, Book 1
  • By: Janette Oke, Davis Bunn
  • Narrated by: Susan Lyons
  • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 506
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 418
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 419

Three-time Christy Award winner Davis Bunn collaborates with Janette Oke to evoke the tumult of first-century Judea in the wake of Christ’s crucifixion. Although she prefers service in Pontius Pilate’s palace to a loveless marriage, Leah is betrothed to a Roman centurion. Before he can have Leah, however, he must go on a secret mission. But when a rabbi’s missing body sends Leah and Alban after the same answers, what they discover could change all they hold dear.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gets you into the events in a fresh way

  • By Michael on 05-20-13

Loved loved loved it!

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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: 01-26-19

I have read this book before in paperback and enjoyed it so much that I wanted it in audio as well. I think the story is so much better than either of the authors has ever written on their own. I love the characters. I love the spiritual content. Even though the narrator doesn’t do much with voices, I still enjoyed her reading of the book.

  • Yesterday Lost

  • A Mystery/Romance Novel
  • By: Lorena McCourtney
  • Narrated by: Angel Clark
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

She knows only that she was found injured and unconscious on a rugged stretch of Oregon coast. Now she's in a hospital with a shaved head, a cast on her leg, no identification, and her memory and identity hidden in an unreachable pit in her mind. She's Kat Cavanaugh, New York model, who disappeared from her deceased parents' isolated home in northern California several months ago.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great suspense!

  • By Joan on 01-20-19

Great suspense!

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-20-19

This book is very different from the IVy Malone books which I so enjoyed. But it was very good. I will definitely listen to it again.

  • A Song Unheard

  • By: Roseanna M. White
  • Narrated by: Liz Pearce
  • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 153

Willa Forsythe is both a violin prodigy and top-notch thief, which makes her the perfect choice for a crucial task at the outset of World War I - to steal a cypher from a famous violinist currently in Wales. Lukas De Wilde has enjoyed the life of fame he's won - until now, when being recognized nearly gets him killed. Everyone wants the key to his father's work as a cryptologist. And Lukas fears that his mother and sister, who have vanished in the wake of the German invasion of Belgium, will pay the price. The only light he finds is meeting the intriguing Willa Forsythe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating

  • By Shelley Johnson on 02-19-18

Thoroughly enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 01-16-19

While this book is not one of the most profound books I’ve ever read, I did enjoy it and will listen to it again.

  • A Daring Venture

  • By: Elizabeth Camden
  • Narrated by: Rachel Botchan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 49

Dr. Rosalind Werner is at the forefront of a groundbreaking new water technology - if only she can get support for her work. Nicholas, Commissioner of Water for New York, is skeptical - and surprised by his reaction to Rosalind. While they fight against their own attraction, they stand on opposite sides of a battle that will impact thousands of lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By C on 07-13-18

Enjoyable story

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

Reviewed: 11-09-18

Easy listening. I’m sure I will listen to it several times again in the future.

  • Leota's Garden

  • By: Francine Rivers
  • Narrated by: Melissa Hurst
  • Length: 18 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 626
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 564
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 566

Once Leota's garden was a place of beauty - where flowers bloomed and hope thrived. It was her refuge from the deep wounds inflicted by a devastating war, her sanctuary where she knelt before a loving God and prayed for the children who couldn't understand her silent sacrifices. At 83, Leota is alone; her beloved garden is in ruins. All her efforts to reconcile with her adult children have been fruitless. She voices her despair to a loving Father, her only friend. And God brings a wind of change through unlikely means....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another Great one from Francine Rivers

  • By Shelfish on 09-09-13

Loved the story

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

Reviewed: 07-10-18

The narrator did an excellent job of presenting the characters which the author had created so well. I just finished the story and I am planning to immediately listen to it again.

  • Before We Were Yours

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Wingate
  • Narrated by: Emily Rankin, Catherine Taber
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,842
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,637
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,484

Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family's Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge - until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children's Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents - but they quickly realize the dark truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I was rivetted, finished in three days.

  • By Lin Cloward on 06-26-17

Well developed characters

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

Reviewed: 11-20-17

I enjoyed the book. I liked the way the chapters alternated between Avery and Rill. Rills story would have been overwhelmingly sad without the interjections of Avery’s story. The 2 stories came together beautifully at the end.

  • A Proper Pursuit

  • By: Lynn Austin
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 16 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 762
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 660
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 662

Fresh from finishing school, Violet receives a double shock. Her dad announces his upcoming wedding and then confesses an old lie - her mom didn't really leave for a sanitarium 11 years ago. But why then did she leave? Under cover of visiting the World's Fair, Violet travels to the stately Chicago home of her saintly grandmother and three eccentric great aunts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just simply entertaining and FUNNY!

  • By Christine on 12-25-10

Worth listening to again and again

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

Reviewed: 07-28-17

This is not the usual Lynn Austin book but I really enjoyed it. At times I found myself laughing out loud. The characters are rich and well-drawn. The theme is worked out seamlessly. A great read.

  • Land of Silence

  • By: Tessa Afshar
  • Narrated by: Suzy Jackson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 635
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 580
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 575

Elianna is a young girl crushed by guilt. After her only brother is killed while in her care, Elianna tries to earn forgiveness by working for her father's textile trade and caring for her family. When another tragedy places Elianna in sole charge of the business, her talent for design brings enormous success but never the absolution she longs for. As her world unravels, she breaks off her betrothal to the only man she will ever love. Then illness strikes, isolating Elianna from everyone, stripping everything she has left.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kept my attention

  • By Eilene Strong on 10-07-16

Spiritual truth along with a good story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-15-17

Tessa Afshar's books are always thought provoking as well as entertaining. A subtitle for this book might well be "When God Says Wait Yet Longer".