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  • Silent Child

  • Audible's Thriller of 2017
  • By: Sarah A. Denzil
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,382
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,487
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,441

In the summer of 2006, Emma Price watched helplessly as her six-year-old son's red coat was fished out of the River Ouse. It was the tragic story of the year - a little boy, Aiden, wandered away from school during a terrible flood, fell into the river, and drowned. His body was never recovered. Ten years later Emma has finally rediscovered the joy in life...until Aiden returns.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Stupid

  • By Nancysue Rose on 10-08-18

Wow! What a powerful read.

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

Reviewed: 12-30-17

I finished it in 3 days and was riveted. I will read more from this author

  • 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 51,390
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 46,735
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,572

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

Couldn't stop listening. Tugs at your heart string

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

Reviewed: 08-21-17

Where does Before We Were Yours rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the best. Will be listening to more of Wingate's books.

What did you like best about this story?

The ending was comforting and pleasant after all they'd been through.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I had no idea that there was so much corruption in adoption and so many children taken from mothers and fathers without their consent.

  • Leaving Time

  • A Novel
  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman, Abigail Revasch, Kathe Mazur, and others
  • Length: 15 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,731
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,424
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,399

Refusing to believe that she would be abandoned as a young child, Jenna searches for her mother regularly online and pores over the pages of Alice's old journals. A scientist who studied grief among elephants, Alice wrote mostly of her research among the animals she loved, yet Jenna hopes the entries will provide a clue to her mother’s whereabouts. Desperate to find the truth, Jenna enlists two unlikely allies in her quest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pickiest Reader Would Be Willing to Give 6 Stars

  • By Kindle Customer on 10-18-14

Worth every minute

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

Reviewed: 08-11-17

I would definitely recommend this book to any animal over and believer in the hereafter. Such a captivating storyline. One of her bests!

  • 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 24,890
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22,922
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,853

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?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must Read

  • By Sabrina on 11-01-16

Not just your parent's racism anymore!

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

Reviewed: 01-06-17

This book will stay with me the rest of my life. Thank u for opening my eyes to a part of my life I never realized was there.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Obsession

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Shannon McManus
  • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,737
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,235
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,155

Naomi Bowes lost her innocence the night she followed her father into the woods. In freeing the girl trapped in the root cellar, Naomi revealed the horrible extent of her father's crimes and made him infamous. Now a successful photographer living under the name Naomi Carson, she has found a place that calls to her, thousands of miles away from everything she's ever known. Naomi wants to embrace the solitude, but the residents of Sunrise Cove keep forcing her to open up - especially the determined Xander Keaton.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Total Letdown

  • By McChica04 on 07-11-16

Some of Naomi's dialogue was too immature for a character who is in her position.

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

Reviewed: 08-01-16

I'd like to see a woman portrayed as a brave character without the high school dialect.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

The House at Riverton [recorded under the alternate title The Shifting Fog] audiobook cover art
  • The House at Riverton [recorded under the alternate title The Shifting Fog]

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 18 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,211
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,134
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,132

Summer 1924: On the eve of a glittering Society party, by the lake of a grand English country house, a young poet takes his life. The only witnesses, sisters Hannah and Emmeline Hartford, will never speak to each other again....Winter 1999: Grace Bradley, 98, one-time housemaid of Riverton Manor, is visited by a young director making a film about the poet's suicide. Ghosts awaken, and memories, long consigned to the dark reaches of Grace's mind, begin to sneak back through the cracks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • superbly written mystery

  • By Cathy on 03-18-07
  • The House at Riverton [recorded under the alternate title The Shifting Fog]
  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee

A MUST READ

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

Reviewed: 03-19-13

Would you listen to The House at Riverton again? Why?

Sure, but not until i finish the next two Kate Morton books.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Hanna, I can relate.

What about Caroline Lee’s performance did you like?

Her voice compliments all of these stories. As usual, she delivers Kate's words in the most addictive way leaving you listening for hours. They would not be same without Caroline.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Family, Mystery, Love, Faith & History

Any additional comments?

Just a well done story with all a lot of heart and soul poured into it. I cant wait to read the next one. Downloading it as I write this.

  • Touch & Go

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Gardner
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,844
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,198
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,219

Justin and Libby Denbe have the kind of life you’d find in the pages of a glossy magazine: A beautiful 14-year-old daughter. A gorgeous brownstone on a tree-lined street in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. A great marriage, admired by all. A perfect life. When investigator Tessa Leone arrives at the crime scene in the foyer of the Denbes’ home, she finds scuff marks on the floor and a million tiny pieces of bright green Taser confetti. The family appears to have been abducted.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wait for it to go on clearance!

  • By lisa on 03-05-13

Wait for it to go on clearance!

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

Reviewed: 03-05-13

Would you listen to Touch & Go again? Why?

No, the narrator's attempts to do the male voices were strained. They should have used a male to co-narrate given all the male parts. Her female voices were just as strained and way too exaggerated.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

A bit way too predictable to be interesting. The least interesting aspect was all the played out ridiculous family drama released in the middle of a hostage crisis. It was more like a page from a teen diary or a lonely pill popping housewife drama than anything. Way too much detailed description about meaningless subjects.

36 of 39 people found this review helpful

  • The Secret Keeper

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 19 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,309
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,167
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,168

England, 1959: Laurel Nicolson is 16 years old, dreaming alone in her childhood tree house during a family celebration at their home, Green Acres Farm. She spies a stranger coming up the long road to the farm and then observes her mother, Dorothy, speaking to him. And then she witnesses a crime.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kate Morton (and Caroline Lee) does it again!

  • By Maria on 10-20-12

I loved this book!

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

Reviewed: 02-27-13

What made the experience of listening to The Secret Keeper the most enjoyable?

The author keeps your attention and lets you see the people, places and colors in the story.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Secret Keeper?

When Laurel sees her mother's siblings photos in the locket.

What does Caroline Lee bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

This is one of my favorite narrators. Her voice is always so perfect for the part. I like that she doesn't try to imitate the male voice and spoil the flow. She is a natural choice.

If you could rename The Secret Keeper, what would you call it?

No. 25 Camden

Any additional comments?

This is my first Kate Morton book. I cant wait to read them all.

  • The Wedding

  • By: Nicholas Sparks
  • Narrated by: Tom Wopat
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,811
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,368
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,366

After thirty years of marriage, Wilson Lewis, son-in-law of Allie and Noah Calhoun (of The Notebook), is forced to admit that the romance has gone out of his marriage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Wonderful Wonderful...

  • By Dianna on 12-19-11

The Wedding

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-09-11

Absolutely loved it. Cried a little at the end. Nicholas Sparks does not disappoint. The narrator was a smooth comfortable listen. Highly recommended.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Search

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,813
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,176

To most people, Fiona Bristow seems to have an idyllic life — a quaint house on an island off Seattle’s coast, a thriving dog-training school, and a challenging volunteer job performing canine search and rescue. Not to mention her three intensely loyal Labs. But Fiona got to this point by surviving a nightmare.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Searching for the right words.....

  • By Deborah on 07-18-10

The Search

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-09-11

I like the author's description of the scenario, although in a few sections it was too detailed. You can see the island, the dogs and the woods while you listen. The narrator does a bad male voice and a bit too simplistic in her tones. All in all, a nice romance novel with an expected ending.