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  • Where the Crawdads Sing

  • By: Delia Owens
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 55,864
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50,890
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50,675

For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life - until the unthinkable happens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By Seattle blues on 08-17-18

Great read

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

Reviewed: 01-16-19

This book kept my interest even though there was a lot of jumping back and forth between years. The ending was not what I had expected.

  • The Noticer

  • Sometimes, All a Person Needs is a Little Perspective.
  • By: Andy Andrews
  • Narrated by: Andy Andrews
  • Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,563
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,282
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,279

>. Orange Beach, Alabama is a simple town filled with simple people. But like all humans on the planet, the good folks of Orange Beach have their share of problems - marriages teetering on the brink of divorce, young adults giving up on life, business people on the verge of bankruptcy, as well as the many other obstacles that life seems to dish out to the masses. Fortunately, when things look the darkest - a mysterious man named Jones has a miraculous way of showing up.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Noticer

  • By eleing on 06-21-09

Great perspective

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

This was a great book that showed the way we view things has a lot to do with how we live our lives. In addition, if we change our view, our lives can change a great deal!

  • The Collector

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,148
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,191
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,189

From #1 New York Times-best-selling author Nora Roberts comes a novel of a woman who needs nothing, a man who sees everything, and the web of deceit, greed, and danger that brings them together - and that could tear them apart… As a professional house-sitter and freelance writer, nothing ties Lila Emerson down - not her work, not a home, and definitely not a relationship. She spends her life moving from one job to the next, sometimes crashing at a friend's Manhattan apartment.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I didn't want to like it--but couldn't stop!

  • By Janels on 05-02-14

Great story and readers

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

Reviewed: 09-14-18

This book kept my interest throughout with interesting twists and turns. It was fun to hear about how others may live and their adventures.

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  • Year One

  • (Chronicles of The One, Book 1)
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,931
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,478
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,433

It began on New Year's Eve. The sickness came on suddenly, and spread quickly. The fear spread even faster. Within weeks, everything people counted on began to fail them. The electrical grid sputtered; law and government collapsed - and more than half of the world's population was decimated. Where there had been order, there was now chaos. And as the power of science and technology receded, magic rose up in its place. Some of it is good, like the witchcraft worked by Lana Bingham, practicing in the loft apartment she shares with her lover, Max.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sub-par fantasy novel written by a great romance author

  • By Nate P. on 02-28-18

Intensely satisfying

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

Reviewed: 07-26-18

I liked this book because the characters came to life and the story line quickly pulled me in. After a plague struck the world and individuals struggled to survive; good and evil fought for existence.

  • The Chemist

  • By: Stephenie Meyer
  • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
  • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,137
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,819
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,784

She used to work for the US government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn't even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning. Now she rarely stays in the same place or uses the same name for long. They've killed the only other person she trusted, but something she knows still poses a threat. They want her dead, and soon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listened all night!

  • By bebe on 06-04-17

Great read

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

Reviewed: 07-24-18

This book grabbed my attention immediately and kept it throughout. There was plenty of action and suspense .

  • Still Life in Brunswick Stew

  • A Cherry Tucker Mystery
  • By: Larissa Reinhart
  • Narrated by: Erin Clark
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35

Cherry Tucker’s in a stew. Desperate and broke, Cherry and her friend, Eloise, spend a sultry summer weekend hawking their art at the Sidewinder Annual Brunswick Stew Cook-Off. When a bad case of food poisoning breaks out and Eloise dies, the police brush off her death as accidental. However, Cherry suspects someone spiked the stew and killed her friend. As Cherry calls on cook-off competitors, bitter rivals, and crooked judges, the police get steamed while the killer prepares to cook Cherry’s goose.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cute, quick read!

  • By dbegley on 05-19-18

Cute, quick read!

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

Reviewed: 05-19-18

This mystery had a quirky main character who probably wouldn't survive in real life. She was well developed and consistent. A few cuss words. Overall a fun read.

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  • Private

  • By: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
  • Narrated by: Peter Hermann
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24,747
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,056
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22,032

Former Marine helicopter pilot Jack Morgan runs Private, a renowned investigation company with branches around the globe. It is where you go when you need maximum force and maximum discretion. The secrets of the most influential men and women on the planet come to Jack daily - and his staff of investigators uses the world's most advanced forensic tools to make and break their cases.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
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  • By Wayne on 09-01-17

Fast moving action.

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

Reviewed: 10-28-17

This was a quick, interesting read. The characters were pretty well developed and good story line.

  • The Mountain Between Us

  • A Novel
  • By: Charles Martin
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,142
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,820
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,809

When their last outgoing flight is cancelled, Ben finds a charter plane that can take him around the storm and drop him in Denver to catch a connection. And when the pilot says the single-engine prop plane can fit one more, if barely, Ben offers the seat to Ashley, knowing that she needs to get home just as urgently. And then the unthinkable happens. The pilot has a heart attack, and the plane crashes into one of the largest stretches of harsh and remote land in the United States.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well done.

  • By Sher from Provo on 10-14-16

Couldn't put it down!

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

Reviewed: 10-27-17

This was a great story about resiliency and determination. The characters came to life and were believable.

  • Hillbilly Elegy

  • A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
  • By: J. D. Vance
  • Narrated by: J. D. Vance
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,791
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,794
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,732

Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis - that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over 40 years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enlightening!

  • By Gotta Tellya on 09-11-16

Interesting view of a different background.

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

Reviewed: 09-30-17

This book described the life of a young man with an Appalachian background and how that culture influenced his family development.

  • The Shack

  • By: Wm. Paul Young
  • Narrated by: Roger Mueller
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,071
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,174
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,207

Mackenzie Allen Phillips' youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation, and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later, in this midst of his great sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack one wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change his life forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Soul Changing

  • By LucySue on 12-30-16

Great read!

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

Reviewed: 07-06-17

What did you love best about The Shack?

I really like the development of the characters.

What did you like best about this story?

One could identify with the main character and the feelings and questions he expressed.

What about Roger Mueller’s performance did you like?

He had a very expressive voice and kept it interesting.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

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