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  • Heaven Adjacent

  • By: Catherine Ryan Hyde
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,275
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,124
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,120

Roseanna Chaldecott spent her life as a high-powered lawyer in Manhattan. But when her best friend and law partner dies suddenly, something snaps. Unsure of her future, Roseanna heads upstate on one tank of gas and with no plans to return. In the foothills of the Adirondacks, Roseanna discovers the perfect hideout in a ramshackle farm. Its seventy-six acres are rich with possibilities and full of surprises, including a mother and daughter squatting on the property. Although company is the last thing Roseanna wants, she reluctantly lets them stay.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just the best!!

  • By kthompson1004 on 07-25-18

Absolutely splendid!

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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: 12-29-18

The female version of “A Man called Ove”
Great story, very well written and excellent narration!

  • Only Child

  • A Novel
  • By: Rhiannon Navin
  • Narrated by: Kivlighan de Montebello
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 524
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 483
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 481

Squeezed into a coat closet with his classmates and teacher, first grader Zach Taylor can hear gunshots ringing through the halls of his school. A gunman has entered the building, taking nineteen lives and irrevocably changing the very fabric of this close-knit community. While Zach's mother pursues a quest for justice against the shooter's parents, holding them responsible for their son's actions, Zach retreats into his super-secret hideout and loses himself in a world of books and art.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh. My. Goodness!

  • By Laury Hubrich on 02-23-18

Incredibly written and preformed

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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: 03-19-18

I can not say enough good about this book, so many lessons about love loss forgiveness
And yes the true secrets to happiness!

  • 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 10,560
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,730
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,687

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
  • Slowest "Thriller" Ever

  • By Kierstin L Hartwig on 10-18-18

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: 03-04-18

A captivating story that Reminds you that you never truly know some people!
Narration is excellent. Hoping Ms Froggatt will be narrating many more!

  • Grain Brain

  • The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar - Your Brain's Silent Killers
  • By: David Perlmutter, Kristin Loberg
  • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,054
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,559
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,534

Renowned neurologist David Perlmutter, MD, blows the lid off a topic that's been buried in medical literature for far too long: carbs are destroying your brain. And not just unhealthy carbs, but even healthy ones like whole grains can cause dementia, ADHD, anxiety, chronic headaches, depression, and much more.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Family history of Alzheimers? Read this!

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-19-13

Hallelujah There is hope!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-04-18

I now know that I can improve my brain!
A great book, and I thank all that it is available in audio! So many of this type of book are only available in print and with my life, I won’t get them read-will get the printed version for reference
Narration was perfect!

  • What Have We Done

  • The Moral Injury of Our Longest Wars
  • By: David Wood
  • Narrated by: David Pittu
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

Most Americans are now familiar with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and its prevalence among troops. In this groundbreaking new audiobook, David Wood examines the far more pervasive yet less understood experience of those we send to war: moral injury, the violation of our fundamental values of right and wrong that so often occurs in the impossible moral dilemmas of modern conflict.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent introduction to the concepts

  • By Mikey Mike on 08-01-17

Good for all of us..

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-28-18

Great narration
Wishing I were better with words, This is a great book so many things I all ready understood and many I hadn’t stopped to think about. I am so grateful to have experienced this story to now fully understand the importance of purely listening Really listening
And without judgment

  • Indian Givers

  • How the Indians of the Americas Transformed the World
  • By: Jack Weatherford
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 291
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232

After 500 years, the world's huge debt to the wisdom of the Indians of the Americas has finally been explored in all its vivid drama by anthropologist Jack Weatherford. He traces the crucial contributions made by the Indians to our federal system of government, our democratic institutions, modern medicine, agriculture, architecture, and ecology, and in this astonishing, ground-breaking book takes a giant step toward recovering a true American history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eye Opening...

  • By Lou on 09-26-11

Great history!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-24-18

What an incredible book! So much history I was completely unaware of and I am ashamed at how our history was “taught” to us in school. To think where we would all be if we would truly give credit where it is due!
Narration was perfect!

  • The Autobiography of Santa Claus

  • By: Jeff Guinn
  • Narrated by: John H. Mayer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 517
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 400
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 402

Jump on Santa's sleigh for a journey through 17 centuries of Christmas magic!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • History and Christmas

  • By Mara on 12-14-08

Yes, There is a Santa Clause

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 12-31-17

For all who are trying to explain Santa!
And it’s also a great history lesson!
Perfect narrator for the story

  • Jacob T. Marley

  • By: R. William Bennett
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,792
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,615
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,597

"Marley was dead to begin with...." These chillingly familiar words begin the classic Christmas tale of remorse and redemption in A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Now R. William Bennett rewinds the story and focuses the spotlight on Scrooge’s miserly business partner, Jacob T. Marley, who was allowed to return as a ghost to warn Scrooge away from his ill-fated path. Why was Marley allowed to return? And why hadn’t he been given the same chance as Ebenezer Scrooge? Or had he?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is my favorite book! I listen to it all year

  • By Lyle K Holden on 08-07-17

Wonderful story!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-16-17

This is now on my top 10!
Will listen again and again! And Mr Vance does an excellent job as always!

  • Somebody I Used to Know

  • By: David Bell
  • Narrated by: Andy Paris
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,055
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,798
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,796

When Nick Hansen sees the young woman at the grocery store, his heart stops. She is the spitting image of his college girlfriend, Marissa Minor, who died in a campus house fire 20 years earlier. But when Nick tries to speak to her, she acts skittish and rushes off. The next morning the police arrive at Nick's house and show him a photo of the woman from the store. She's been found dead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Bit of a soap opera, but I used to watch those.

  • By Richard Delman on 11-13-17

I got thru it..

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-14-17

I thought the plot was good, even had some "life lessons" in there! The narrator did ok. I just had trouble with the writing.... it felt like the first assignment in creative writing class and it missed the editor!

  • Pets on the Couch

  • Neurotic Dogs, Compulsive Cats, Anxious Birds, and the New Science of Animal Psychiatry
  • By: Nicholas Dodman DVM
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 571
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 522
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 517

Racehorses with Tourette's syndrome, spinning dogs with epilepsy, cats with obsessive-compulsive disorder, feather-plucking parrots with anxiety, and a diffident bull terrier with autism - these astonishing cases were all helped by One Medicine, which emphasizes the similarities, rather than differences, between animals and humans. Inspiring, sometimes heartbreaking, and utterly fascinating, Pets on the Couch demonstrates how what we share with our animals can only lead us to a greater appreciation for them - and for our mutual bonds.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Oliver Sacks of Vets! Brilliant!

  • By Gillian on 08-28-16

Great listen and learning

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-15-17

I highly recommend this book to anyone who has the slightest interest in how the brain works... or doesn't!!!
Even if you have no interest at all in animals!!

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