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  • The Huntress

  • A Novel
  • By: Kate Quinn
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 18 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,916
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,798
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,787

Bold and fearless, Nina Markova always dreamed of flying. When the Nazis attack the Soviet Union, she risks everything to join the legendary Night Witches, an all-female night bomber regiment wreaking havoc on the invading Germans. When she is stranded behind enemy lines, Nina becomes the prey of a lethal Nazi murderess known as the Huntress, and only Nina's bravery and cunning will keep her alive. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic!

  • By Annie on 03-04-19

Any superlative you can think of!

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

Reviewed: 04-18-19

Very well written and well paced and plotted. Fascinating, well drawn characters. I couldn't wait to get back to this terrific tale of the hunt for a despicable but beautiful Nazi war criminal. I was hooked from the get go. Highly recommend this one. You won't be sorry!!!!

  • The Wedding Dress

  • By: Rachel Hauck
  • Narrated by: Windy Lanzl
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90

Charlotte owns a chic Birmingham bridal boutique. Dressing brides for their big day is her gift - and her passion. But with her own wedding day approaching, why can’t she find the perfect dress - or feel certain she should marry Tim? Then Charlotte purchases a vintage dress in a battered trunk at an estate sale. It looks brand new, shimmering with pearls and satin, hand-stitched and timeless in its design. But where did it come from? Who wore it?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of my favorites!

  • By Carlie on 04-10-18

Evangelical claptrap

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

Reviewed: 04-08-19

I am so angry. This was never revealed to be an evangelical Christian book. The Jesus saves stuff totally turned me off. I am an atheist and would never, ever, every have picked this had I known it was holy roller material masquerading as historical fiction. Beware, unless you're religious, in which case you may or may not like it. I asked for a refund.

  • The First Conspiracy

  • The Secret Plot Against George Washington
  • By: Brad Meltzer, Josh Mensch
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,387
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,297
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,291

Taking place during the most critical period of our nation’s birth, The First Conspiracy tells a remarkable and previously untold piece of American history that not only reveals George Washington’s character, but also illuminates the origins of America’s counterintelligence movement that led to the modern day CIA. In 1776, an elite group of soldiers were handpicked to serve as George Washington’s bodyguards. Washington trusted them; relied on them. But unbeknownst to Washington, some of them were part of a treasonous plan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliantly written and narrated!

  • By Wayne on 01-09-19

Just OK.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-09-19

Much ado about not a whole lot. There was a lot of interesting context, but not about the first conspiracy itself. I was disappointed. But I guess there is not a whole lot of primary material upon which to draw.

  • Leadership

  • By: Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • Narrated by: Beau Bridges, David Morse, Jay O. Sanders, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,450
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,320
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,308

Are leaders born or made? Where does ambition come from? How does adversity affect the growth of leadership? Does the man make the times or do the times make the man? In Leadership, Goodwin draws upon four of the presidents she has studied most closely - Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson (in civil rights) - to show how they first recognized leadership qualities within themselves, and were recognized by others as leaders.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What makes a president great?

  • By tru britty on 09-25-18

Not much really new here

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-09-19

I love DKG, but this is my least favorite of her books. If you've read any biographies of these presidents, you will learn nothing new from this book. I'm not sure she really made her thesis clearly about leadership, but the details of these presidents have been published elsewhere many times. Disappointed.

  • Trumpocracy

  • The Corruption of the American Republic
  • By: David Frum
  • Narrated by: David Frum, James Anderson Foster
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 994
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 887
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 880

Best-selling author, former White House speechwriter, and Atlantic columnist and media commentator David Frum explains why President Trump has undermined our most important institutions in ways even the most critical media has missed, in this thoughtful and hard-hitting book that is a warning for democracy and America's future. Quietly, steadily, Trump and his administration are damaging the tenets and accepted practices of American democracy, perhaps irrevocably.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm a liberal, buuuut.....

  • By EbonKrowne on 04-02-18

Just Ok. Nothing new.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-09-19

If you've read Max Boot's or Rick Wilson's books, you will find nothing particularly new or enlightening here about Trump and his minions. I recommend either of the other two as the writing and performance is much better.

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  • Shelter in Place

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,589
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,624
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,566

It was a typical evening at a mall outside Portland, Maine. Three teenage friends waited for the movie to start. A boy flirted with the girl selling sunglasses. Then the shooters arrived. The chaos and carnage lasted only eight minutes before the killers were taken down. But one person wasn't satisfied with the shockingly high death toll at the DownEast Mall. And as the survivors slowly heal, find shelter, and rebuild, they will discover that another conspirator is lying in wait - and this time, there might be nowhere safe to hide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Nora I love is back!!

  • By Indydog on 05-31-18

Derivative and tedious

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-03-19

I'll be in a minority here I guess. Nora Roberts was always a safe bet for me until about 2 years ago. Not great literature, but an enjoyable "beach read." This was a less than average beach read for sure, but it was so predictable, so derivative and so "nothing new here" that I despaired of any further Roberts picks. The women are gorgeous, the men are incredibly handsome and the art as she describes it is that of starving artist quality. I saw the ending coming as soon as the new killer was identified. I rolled my eyes at the big town detective becoming police chief on a small island. And then, of course, there was the dog. I think Roberts ticked off the boxes and then phoned this one in.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Scrublands

  • By: Chris Hammer
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

In Riversend, an isolated rural community afflicted by an endless drought, a young priest does the unthinkable, killing five parishioners before being taken down himself. A year later, accompanied by his own demons from wartime reporting, journalist Martin Scarsden arrives in Riversend. His assignment is to describe how the townspeople are coping. But as Martin meets the locals and hears their version of events, he begins to realize that the accepted wisdom - that the priest was a pedophile whose imminent exposure was the catalyst for the shooting - may be wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5

  • By Donna on 01-12-19

Good story, too many details

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-31-19

Good story, too many details sums up it up perfectly. It was an interesting twisty turny tale set in the outback of Australia. Be prepared for accent. If it annoys you, this narration will. But it's in keeping with the story. My problem with this, as many recent reads/listens is that there is too much detail that really does not move the story along. It seems like filler and I keep wondering where the editors are.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • White Lies

  • By: Lucy Dawson
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,645
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,345
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,339

A darkly gripping domestic drama about secrets and lies. When you have everything, you have everything to lose.... Alexandra Inglis is a respected family doctor, trusted by her patients to keep their most intimate secrets. And if sometimes the boundaries between duty and desire blur...well, she's only human. But when Alex oversteps a line with Jonathan, one of her patients, she knows she's gone too far.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kept me guessing!!

  • By ROBIN on 05-26-18

Good psychological insight

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

Reviewed: 01-31-19

Insightful and well plotted and performed. It kept me guessing until the end. I agree with the reviewers that said that there was too much unnecessary detail. Lots of filler that should have been edited out.

  • The Lies We Told

  • By: Camilla Way
  • Narrated by: Sally Scott, Patience Tomlinson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 458
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 415
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 413

Beth has always known there was something strange about her daughter, Hannah. The lack of emotion, the disturbing behavior, the apparent delight in hurting others.... Luke comes from the perfect family, with the perfect parents. But one day, he disappears without a trace, and his girlfriend, Clara, is desperate to discover what has happened to him. As Clara digs into the past, she realizes no family is truly perfect and uncovers a link between Luke's long-lost sister and a strange girl named Hannah. Now Luke's life is in danger because of the lies once told and the secrets once kept.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 6 Stars

  • By Jamie L McHenry on 10-30-18

Good plot and exciting twists

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

Reviewed: 01-31-19

Very well plotted and performed. Exciting with lots of twists. Perhaps too many. But overall a solid listen.

  • You

  • By: Caroline Kepnes
  • Narrated by: Santino Fontana
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,144
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,192
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13,174

Beck is everything Joe has ever wanted: she's gorgeous, tough, razor-smart, and sexy beyond his wildest dreams. Joe needs to have her, and he'll stop at nothing to do so. As he begins to insinuate himself into her life - her friendships, her email, her phone - she can’t resist her feelings for a guy who seems custom-made for her. So when her boyfriend, Benji, mysteriously disappears, Beck and Joe fall into a tumultuous affair. But there's more to Beck than her oh-so-perfect façade.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow. This. Book.

  • By Em on 07-17-15

Creepy, predictable and way too long

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

Reviewed: 01-31-19

First the positive. The narration was terrific.
Other than that, this was a nasty book about a sociopathic stalker and serial killer and a very stupid, stupid victim who thinks she is a lot smarter than she in fact is. The details of this guys stalking and working in the bookstore pretty much stretch credulity. The unique thing is getting into the guys head, but the story itself is derivative of other books about stalking. It is way too long and could have been cut down by 1/3 without losing much. I just skipped to the last 3 chapters after slogging 3/4 of the way through it. I wouldn't listen again and I wouldn't recommend it.