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new Milford, CT, USA
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  • Ever After

  • By: Karen Kingsbury
  • Narrated by: Kathy Garver
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85

While attending college, Emily Anderson meets the man who changes her life: Army reservist Justin Baker. Emily's reunited birth parents, Lauren Gibbs and Shane Galanter struggle to move past their opposing beliefs. After Lauren ends their relationship, they both believe that this time it has ended forever. Then tragedy sends shockwaves through all their lives. Can Lauren and Shane set aside their opposing views so that God's love, might win, no matter how great the odds?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Ever After

  • By Carol on 02-17-07

Enjoyable and thoughful

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-07

A great story about choices and forgiveness. Great choice for a teenager and for parents of a teen. I will remember this one when my daughter is about the age where she may be getting serious with a boy.

  • When Joy Came to Stay

  • By: Karen Kingsbury
  • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
  • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153

When Joy Came to Stay illustrates the miraculous power of faith to overcome even the most debilitating suffering. Maggie Stovall has a successful career and a happy marriage, but she also bears the crippling weight of a secret from her past. As she slips farther and farther into depression, her only hope lies in God's loving forgiveness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hopeful inspirational novel

  • By Christine on 09-01-07

Hopeful inspirational novel

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-07

This book is an inspiration for the down hearted who have found themselves in an unexpected, sometimes undeserving circumstance. It also deals with breaking unhealthy chains and patterns in families, forgiveness and hope.

12 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • What She Left for Me

  • By: Tracie Peterson
  • Narrated by: Linda Stephens
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

Jana McGuire is devastated when she returns from an African mission trip only to find her pastor husband has taken all their money and left with his secretary. Left with no worldly possessions, Jana is forced to seek help from her distant mother and her bubbly, welcoming great-aunt Taffy. Jana soon realizes that her mother's cold demeanor hides a tragic past - and that the two must mend their relationships with God and each other.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Disturbing issues, hopeful outcomes

  • By Christine on 09-01-07

Disturbing issues, hopeful outcomes

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-07

This book was full of heart wrenching trails and events, it leads you down a road of learning to except what God has dealt you with grace and peace. Definately not for a younger reader, a lot of mature issues.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Summer of the Midnight Sun

  • By: Tracie Peterson
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77

With starvation stalking in 1915 Alaska, Leah welcomes her brother Jacob's dogsled full of supplies. But not until she unwraps the scarf-covered sled driver does she realize she's been embracing Jacob's friend Jayce, the man who broke her heart a decade ago. Although she insists that Jacob get rid of Jayce immediately, a sudden snow storm and a disabling injury delay his departure.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this book, but can't find the second book

  • By Audrey on 09-20-08

Adventure, love and faith

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-07

Great story that really makes you want to travel to Alaska. This story was full of mystery, romance and learning to trust God no matter what comes your way, or doesn't come your way. I only wish that the ending was a little more developed.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • No Dark Valley

  • By: Jamie Langston Turner
  • Narrated by: Barbara McCulloh
  • Length: 22 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 28

Christy Award-winner Jamie Langston Turner pens another inspiring tale of forgiveness and redemption in this well developed novel. This emotional story delves into the complexities of family relations and religious devotion. Her grandmother�s funeral brings Celia Coleman back to that small Georgia town that she swore never to step in again.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Bob Jones Sermon

  • By George on 07-10-08

Great story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-07

This was a great story with complex characters who deal with their past, and change with the help of God and people who love them. I connected so much with this novel that it was scary. I only wish their was a part two!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Rapid French: Volume 1

  • By: Earworms Learning
  • Narrated by: Marlon Lodge
  • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 504
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175

By listening to these specially composed melodies with their rhythmic repetitions of French and English a few times, you pick up over 200 essential words and phrases that will not just be on the tip of your tongue, but will be burned deeply into your long-term memory in next to no time.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A pleasant kickstart and review

  • By Cathy Dopp on 01-22-06

Nice tool

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-07

This series is helpful and pleasant to listen to. Some phrases are very helpful.

1 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Halos

  • By: Kristen Heitzmann
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 52

Christian Booksellers Association best-selling author Kristen Heitzmann is a Christy Award finalist whose riveting novels deftly combine inspiring messages with spine-tingling suspense.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet Story

  • By Christine on 09-01-07

Sweet Story

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-07

Light story with some mystery, perhaps best for a older teen or early twenties reader.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Rapid French: Volume 2

  • By: Earworms Learning
  • Narrated by: Marlon Lodge
  • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 224
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80

If you like music, and want to make rapid progress without any formal knowledge of language learning, Earworms mbt© Rapid French is the course for you. Volume 1 was your survival kit of essential words and phrases to get you by on your trip abroad. Volume 2 will have you talking about yourself, past, present and future, chatting, and even flirting!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bravo!

  • By Rosemary on 01-29-07

Pleasant way to learn

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-07

I enjoy this, but I don't know how much it will actually help me.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Double Bind

  • By: Chris Bohjalian
  • Narrated by: Susan Denaker
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 404
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 156

When college sophomore Laurel Estabrook is attacked while riding her bicycle, her life is changed forever. She withdraws into her photography hobby and begins to work at a homeless shelter. There she meets Bobbie Crocker, a man with a box of photographs he won't let anyone see. When Bobbie dies suddenly, Laurel discovers that he was once a successful photographer. As her fascination begins to merge into obsession, she becomes convinced that some of his photographs reveal a dark family secret.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing Narrator

  • By Linda on 03-25-07

Thriller

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-07

Just can't put this one down, surprise ending, but harsh disturbing topics.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Still of the Night

  • By: Meagan McKinney
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 12

Stella St. Valliers, a self-proclaimed spinster, is determined to uncover the hidden treasure in her past and restore her beloved plantation to its once-grand stature. But when an injured Garrett Shaw sprawls across the expansive front porch, Stella quickly finds herself entangled in a web of intrigue.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good stuff

  • By Christine on 09-01-07

Good stuff

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-07

Heart breaking love story, that teaches about consequences and forgiveness and trusting God in the worst of times.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful