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Blair, OK, United States
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  • The Great Alone

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,439
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,754
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,671

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting!

  • By Deborah on 02-07-18

Great story, tough topic

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

Reviewed: 09-01-18

I really enjoyed learning about the Alaska Frontier. It was very all written and an interesting story, but tough to stomach at times too.

  • And the Good News Is…

  • Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side
  • By: Dana Perino
  • Narrated by: Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 608
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 556
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 551

From her years as a presidential press secretary to her debates with colleagues on Fox News' The Five, Dana Perino reveals the lessons she's learned that have guided her through life, including stories from behind the scenes at the White House with President George W. Bush that the cameras never captured.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dana fan!

  • By Holly on 05-04-15

Great story of a successful woman's career

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

Reviewed: 04-26-18

Dana Perino's book is fascinating. The inclusion of her personal history, along with stories of her life as the White House Press Secretary for #43 make for a compelling story. Most interesting, were the words of advice towards the end of the book.

  • Killers of the Flower Moon

  • The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
  • By: David Grann
  • Narrated by: Will Patton, Ann Marie Lee, Danny Campbell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,156
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5,567
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,547

In the 1920s the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. Her relatives were shot and poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more members of the tribe began to die under mysterious circumstances.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An outstanding story, highly recommended

  • By S. Blakely on 06-22-17

Amazing!

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

Reviewed: 01-15-18

Wow! A part of history that needs to be heard. The author did a great job tying all of the facts together in a way that was enjoyable and intriguing.

  • Beneath a Scarlet Sky

  • A Novel
  • By: Mark Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,818
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,932
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,866

Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He's a normal Italian teenager - obsessed with music, food, and girls - but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior. In an attempt to protect him, Pino's parents force him to enlist as a German soldier - a move they think will keep him out of combat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best Thing? It Really Happened!

  • By Charles Atkinson on 08-07-17

Intriguing Story

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

Reviewed: 12-07-17

Sometimes, I find that stories, such as this one, are often hard to read for the tragedy of the truths within, but Pino's story begs to be heard. Beautifully performed.

  • Natchez Burning

  • A Novel
  • By: Greg Iles
  • Narrated by: David Ledoux
  • Length: 35 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,326
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,018
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,015

Raised in the historic southern splendor of Natchez, Mississippi, Penn Cage learned all he knows of honor and duty from his father, Dr. Tom Cage. But now the beloved family doctor has been accused of murdering Viola Turner, the African-American nurse with whom he worked in the dark days of the 1960s. Penn is determined to save his father, but Tom, stubbornly invoking doctor-patient privilege, refuses to even speak in his own defense.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible Narrator - Really, really BAD

  • By Mary on 05-03-14

Suspense and History

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

Reviewed: 08-19-17

An amazing story, filled with suspense! Be prepared to give up your "to-do" list once you get about half way into this book. You won't want to do anything else!

  • Hothouse Flower

  • By: Lucinda Riley
  • Narrated by: Beth Chalmers
  • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 474
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 437
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 437

As a child, Julia Forrester spent many idyllic hours in the hothouse of Wharton Park estate, where her grandfather tended the exotic flowers. So when a family tragedy strikes, Julia returns to the tranquility of Wharton Park and its hothouse. Recently inherited by charismatic Kit Crawford, the estate is undergoing renovation. This leads to the discovery of an old diary, prompting the pair to seek out Julia's grandmother to learn the truth behind a love affair that almost destroyed Wharton Park.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • what a lovely story

  • By Cindy on 03-24-15

Wonderful story!

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

Reviewed: 03-18-17

An intricately woven tail of a family and the effects of love. A delightful read, with never a dull moment!

  • Small Great Things

  • A Novel
  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Audra McDonald, Cassandra Campbell, Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,151
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20,405
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,338

Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than 20 years' experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she's been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don't want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders, or does she intervene?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hard to read for several reasons

  • By Anne on 10-16-16

Great story!

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

Reviewed: 02-06-17

As always, the author touched upon a topic we'd rather not think about, but know that we should. Riveting!

  • The First Phone Call from Heaven

  • A Novel
  • By: Mitch Albom
  • Narrated by: Mitch Albom
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,581
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,412
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,422

The First Phone Call from Heaven tells the story of a small town on Lake Michigan that gets worldwide attention when its citizens start receiving phone calls from the afterlife. Is it the greatest miracle ever or a massive hoax? Sully Harding, a grief-stricken single father, is determined to find out. An allegory about the power of belief - and a page-turner that will touch your soul - Albom's masterful storytelling has never been so moving and unexpected.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heaven Calling...............

  • By tooonce72 on 11-20-13

Entertaining and Inspirational

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

Reviewed: 07-13-15

The performance was second to none! Loved the story, although it took a route I wasn't expecting. Nonetheless, as was expected from Albom, I was inspired. It's amazing that he continues to pack so much into books that are just the right length for a quick read.

  • Know Doubt

  • Importance of Embracing Uncertainty in Your Faith
  • By: John Ortberg
  • Narrated by: John Ortberg
  • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 28

In this candid book based on his own struggle with doubt, John Ortberg traces the line between belief and unbelief and finds that it's less a dividing line between hostile camps than a razor's edge that runs through every soul. His findings point toward the relief of being totally honest. Doubt … Questions … Honest faith … Outrageous hope … It's a chain reaction that can actually strengthen our relationship with God, and that, says Ortberg, is cause for celebration.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great, as always!

  • By Emily on 01-02-15

Great, as always!

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

Reviewed: 01-02-15

I truly enjoy Ortberg's books and can relate to his unique storytelling approach. He is informative and entertaining at the same time, a rarity in non-fiction.

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  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

  • 50th Anniversary Edition
  • By: Ken Kesey, Robert Faggen (introduction)
  • Narrated by: John C. Reilly
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,091
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,866
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,862

Boisterous, ribald, and ultimately shattering, Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest has left an indelible mark on the literature of our time. Turning conventional notions of sanity and insanity on their heads, the novel tells the unforgettable story of a mental ward and its inhabitants, especially tyrannical Big Nurse Ratched and Randle Patrick McMurphy, the brawling, fun-loving new inmate who resolves to oppose her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exceptional

  • By Anon on 06-04-18

John C. Reilly is amazing!

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

Reviewed: 10-25-12

What made the experience of listening to One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest the most enjoyable?

John C. Reilly's narration of this book was first rate! I've listened to a lot of books, and he is by far the best narrator I've heard to date!

What was one of the most memorable moments of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest?

The ending.

Which scene was your favorite?

When "The Chief" finally speaks.

If you could rename One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, what would you call it?

It's a perfect title!