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  • A Daring Venture

  • By: Elizabeth Camden
  • Narrated by: Rachel Botchan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

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
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4 out of 5 stars
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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 571
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 515
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 516

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
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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 40,331
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,741
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,605

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
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4 out of 5 stars
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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 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 728
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 630
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 632

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
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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 588
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 536
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 532

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Different story than you think!

  • By Lakaar on 06-21-16

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
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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".

  • Among the Gods

  • Chronicles of the Kings, Book 5
  • By: Lynn Austin
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 576
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 466
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 465

While leading the exiled faithful into Egypt, Joshua's thirst for vengeance against the tyrannical King Manasseh threatens to consume his soul. Ultimately he must learn to forgive, placing his complete trust in God's will.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Salye on 01-09-08

Just excellent

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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: 02-27-17

I loved this whole series. It helps the reader picture the events presented in the book of 2 Kings in the Bible. I loved the way it portrayed Joshua's relationship with his rebellious son.

  • Dear Enemy

  • By: Jack Cavanaugh
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

Dear Enemy is an inspirational novel that transports readers back to the darkest days of World War II. Full of heroism and drama, this story of an American combat nurse shows how the power of faith can overcome any obstacle, even in times of total war.

A recipient of numerous Christian and secular awards, including two Christy Awards for excellence in Christian fiction, acclaimed author Jack Cavanaugh has published more than 20 books.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Joan on 01-31-17

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 01-31-17

The character I liked best was the German soldier. The interplay between him and the American nurse was handled so well. There are many moments when the reader is caught up in heart-pounding danger, but this book is SO MUCH MORE than your average danger-filled war novel. It is about forgiveness, overcoming prejudice and gaining freedom from bitterness. This is a truly memorable read.

  • Keepers of the Covenant

  • The Restoration Chronicles, Book 2
  • By: Lynn Austin
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 676
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 620
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 621

In one life-changing moment, the lives of the Jewish exiles in Babylon are thrown into confusion and despair when a decree arrives from the king's palace in Susa. It calls for the annihilation of every Jewish man, woman, and child throughout the empire on the 13th day of Adar, in less than one year. Ezra, a quiet Jewish scholar and teacher, is suddenly called upon to lead the community as they seek God for a reason for this catastrophe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful book of Faith and redemption

  • By J. Isome on 01-06-15

Wonderful story!!

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

Reviewed: 02-17-16

I chose this series of books to give me a better understanding of the time period of the books of Ezra & Nehemiah in the Bible. It did that so well. That whole period of history just came alive for me. There is so much spiritual truth in the book -- about how God mixes grace with justice and about how He takes tragic events and used them for our good. The narrator was excellent. It is hard to believe that a single narrator can do that many voices -- both male & female I would recommend this book for anyone who loves historical fiction -- especially Biblical historical fiction.

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