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Lady of the Lake

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  • The Bear and the Nightingale

  • A Novel
  • By: Katherine Arden
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Gati
  • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,130
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,937
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,933

At the edge of the Russian wilderness, winter lasts most of the year, and the snowdrifts grow taller than houses. But Vasilisa doesn't mind - she spends the winter nights huddled around the embers of a fire with her beloved siblings, listening to her nurse's fairy tales. Above all, she loves the chilling story of Frost, the blue-eyed winter demon who appears in the frigid night to claim unwary souls. Wise Russians fear him, her nurse says, and honor the spirits of house and yard and forest that protect their homes from evil.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I was swept away

  • By Crystal Midkiff on 02-04-17

I would give this six stars if I could

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

Reviewed: 03-03-17

She is a fantastic story teller I loved every bit of this book

I cannot put it down.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Boston Girl: A Novel

  • By: Anita Diamant
  • Narrated by: Linda Lavin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,089
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,810
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,802

Addie Baum is "The Boston Girl", born in 1900 to immigrant parents who were unprepared for and suspicious of America and its effect on their three daughters. Growing up in the North End, then a teeming multicultural neighborhood, Addie's intelligence and curiosity take her to a world her parents can’t imagine - a world of short skirts, movies, celebrity culture and new opportunities for women.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting story!

  • By LL on 05-24-18

Wonderful book!

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

Reviewed: 04-06-16

This was enjoyable from the first words to the last. Tender and touching. The characters were well developed and it gave me in sites into growing up in the early part of last century. Thank you for a great read!

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  • Circle of Reign

  • The Dying Lands Chronicle, Book 1
  • By: Jacob Cooper
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 20 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,661
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,547
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,554

Lands die. The living light fades. An ancient darkness awakens. The Living Light that sustains Arlethia is dwindling. An unknown, vicious enemy approaches in stealth from beyond the northern glaciers, a wasteland of ice that spans hundreds of miles. A clandestine brotherhood of assassins, held in check by the Light for millennia, seeks to break their maledictive shackles and unleash their bloodlust upon the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting New Author and Series

  • By Scott Simons on 11-24-14

Great Book!

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

Reviewed: 03-09-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I enjoyed this book. It was also great to hear Michael Kramer read it. It was immediately nostalgic for me as his voice reminded me of all the characters I came to love in Brandon Sanderson's Mistbourn books and the Wheels of Time series. I was hoping that this book would be as good and it was. Looking forward to hearing the follow up books!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Pegasus

  • A Novel
  • By: Danielle Steel
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 627
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 563
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 559

Late 1930's Germany: Best friends Alex von Hemmerle and Nicolas von Bingen, titled childhood friends with neighboring estates, are witnessing the rise of Nazism when Nick's father reveals the long-buried secret of his son's partial Jewish ancestry. Warned by highly placed friends to flee, the only treasures Nick and his sons can take are two dazzling Lipizzaner horses, gifts from Alex. These powerful and majestic creatures become their ticket to a new life waiting across the ocean...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very enjoyable!

  • By Jenny on 04-06-15

Do not read if you are over 14 or intelligent

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

Reviewed: 08-01-15

Trite, boring, repetitive.... Need I say more? I think this is the only negative review I have done after hundreds of books but I just couldn't make someone else suffer through this without a warning.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Elegance of the Hedgehog

  • By: Muriel Barbery
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat, Cassandra Morris
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,798
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,608
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,633

An enchanting New York Times and international best seller and award-winner about life, art, literature, philosophy, culture, class, privilege, and power, seen through the eyes of a 54-year-old French concierge and a precocious but troubled 12-year-old girl.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It surprised me

  • By Pyles on 04-21-10

Amazing book

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

Reviewed: 07-09-15

This is one of the most unexpected books. Very unique and thought provoking. I will listen to it again.

  • One Second After

  • By: William R. Forstchen
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,241
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,253
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,278

Already cited on the floor of Congress and discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a book all Americans should read, One Second After is the story of a war scenario that could become all too terrifyingly real. Based upon a real weapon - the Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) - which may already be in the hands of our enemies, it is a truly realistic look at the awesome power of a weapon that can destroy the entire United States.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Realistic Worst Nightmare

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 03-02-17

Must read.

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

Reviewed: 10-18-14

What did you love best about One Second After?

Since an emp attack could happen, this book helps you to think about the little things that you can do to be prepared. It is in a sensitive novel format that is quite interesting

  • Dreams of Gods & Monsters

  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Book 3
  • By: Laini Taylor
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 18 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,728
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,582
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,586

In this thrilling conclusion to the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy, Karou is still not ready to forgive Akiva for killing the only family she's ever known. When a brutal angel army trespasses into the human world, Karou and Akiva must ally their enemy armies against the threat--and against larger dangers that loom on the horizon. They begin to hope that it might forge a way forward for their people. And, perhaps, for themselves--maybe even toward love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So Beautiful

  • By Katheryne on 07-08-14

Loved this series and miss the charactures

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

Reviewed: 10-18-14

Would you listen to Dreams of Gods & Monsters again? Why?

Yes. This was a very creative story and I really enjoyed it. I really got hooked. I suggested to friends and they loved it as we'll.

  • The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

  • By: Jonas Jonasson
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,439
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,774
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,806

After a long and eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop. The only problem is that he's still in good health, and in one day, he turns 100. A big celebration is in the works, but Allan really isn't interested (and he'd like a bit more control over his vodka consumption). So he decides to escape. He climbs out the window in his slippers and embarks on a hilarious and entirely unexpected journey, involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ages Well

  • By Dennis on 10-21-12

Unique and fun

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

Reviewed: 10-18-14

Would you listen to The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared again? Why?

Yes. The old man was quite an unexpected charmer. I did not know what to expect but this was a fun story.

  • Entangled

  • By: Graham Hancock
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam, Graham Hancock - introduction
  • Length: 17 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 533
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 473
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 474

Graham Hancock has spent decades researching and writing some of the most ambitious and successful nonfiction investigations into ancient civilizations and wisdom. Entangled uses all of Hancock's skills and knowledge to propel a fantasy adventure like nothing else preceding it. This is a time-slip novel, alternating between present-day California, Brazil, and prehistoric Spain, with two teenage female protagonists who must come together to avert an incredibly bloodthirsty takeover of the human race.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story

  • By Morna L. on 03-27-12

Concern about content

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

Reviewed: 08-28-13

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The book was good overall and had an interesting story plot. It ended with an obvious sequel planned. What I did not like was the prevalent and repeated story plot around the rape of women. It was not needed and was disturbing and results in my not planning on listening to the sequel when it is offered even though the story was engaging otherwise. It is overall very violent so if you are not interested in that, you may want to avoid this book.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

  • By: Junot Diaz
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Staci Snell
  • Length: 16 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,345
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,852
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,869

Things have never been easy for Oscar, a sweet but disastrously overweight, lovesick Dominican ghetto nerd. Oscar dreams of becoming the Dominican J. R. R. Tolkien and, most of all, of finding love. But he may never get what he wants, thanks to the Fuku: the curse that has haunted Oscar's family for generations, dooming them to prison, torture, tragic accidents, and, above all, ill-starred love. Oscar, still waiting for his first kiss, is just its most recent victim.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous listen

  • By Kathleen on 04-26-08

Powerful

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

Reviewed: 09-17-11

I loved the style of this author. My favorite books are those that let me get in the head and life of people unlike myself. This was well accomplished in this book. I came out with a greater understanding of what it would be like to live in a country with a cruel dictator and to see the colorful people who live and love through it all.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful