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  • I Remember You

  • A Ghost Story
  • By: Yrsa Sigurdardottir
  • Narrated by: Lucy Paterson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 200
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 180

In an isolated village in the Icelandic Westfjords, three friends set to work renovating a run-down house. But soon they realize they are not as alone as they thought. Something wants them to leave, and it's making its presence felt. Meanwhile, in a town across the fjord, a young doctor investigating the suicide of an elderly woman discovers that she was obsessed with his vanished son. When the two stories collide, the terrifying truth is uncovered. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely terrifying web of misfortune

  • By jksullycats on 06-10-18

Good detailed story -

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

Reviewed: 04-19-19

Though I did skip a bit of the Dr's story line as I thought it needed a bit more editing. With a half-hour left the story is coming together very well. I have already purchased Ms Sigurdardottir's other 2 Audible books. Hope the characters in those are as richly written.

  • Ed King

  • By: David Guterson
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18

In Seattle in 1962, Walter Cousins, a mild-mannered actuary - “a guy who weighs risk for a living” - takes a risk of his own, and makes the biggest error of his life. He sleeps with Diane Burroughs, the sexy, not-quite-legal British au pair who’s taking care of his children for the summer. Diane gets pregnant and leaves their baby on a doorstep, but not before turning the tables on Walter and setting in motion a tragedy of epic proportions.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Guterson Fails at The Classics

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-15-11

Preposterous

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

Reviewed: 04-04-19

I really tried to like this one - as D.G. wrote one of the most evocative books I've ever read - Snow Falling On Cedars.
I just couldn't finish this - far too disjointed & wandering. Hopefully I can return it

  • The Hoarder in You

  • How to Live a Happier, Healthier, Uncluttered Life
  • By: Dr. Robin Zasio
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,114
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,004
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 996

The Hoarder in You provides practical advice for decluttering and organizing, including how to tame the emotional pull of acquiring additional things, make order out of chaos by getting a handle on clutter, and create an organizational system that reduces stress and anxiety. Dr. Zasio also shares some of the most serious cases of hoarding that she’s encountered, and explains how we can learn from these extreme examples - no matter where we are on the hoarding continuum.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Listened While I Bagged Clothes

  • By Sparkly on 12-07-16

Excellent insights

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

Reviewed: 02-18-19

There is so much to be personally considered herein, that I've been listening in small 'bites'; contemplating how & if the info pertains to me & my family. No one can truly say that there isn't even the tiniest aspect of hoarding within themselves. I find it amazing how this anomaly starts insignificantly, yet always becomes the base of a much larger problem.
Dr Zasio's material is read with compassion & empathy. NO where is there finger-pointing or shaming. It's truly a mental health situation and quite solvable. I'm enjoying the introspection.

  • The Great Alone

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,827
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,630
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,526

Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam war a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: He will move his family north, to Alaska, where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫✫✫✫ 5 Stars ✫✫✫✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 09-12-18

Mistakenly thought this is a YA book --

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

Reviewed: 02-13-19

- as the narrator's voice sounded young and the words 'read' like that ilk. It soon turned Dark and I always enjoy reading a book that I don't know what's coming next. I did enjoy this book for that aspect, though the ending was a little too pat for me.

  • Abraham Lincoln

  • The Prairie Years and The War Years
  • By: Carl Sandburg
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 44 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,131
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,035
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,039

Originally published in six volumes, which sold more than one million copies, Carl Sandburg’s Abraham Lincoln was praised as the most noteworthy historical biography of Sandburg’s generation. He later distilled this monumental work into one volume that critics and readers alike consider his greatest work of nonfiction, as well as the most distinguished, authoritative biography of Lincoln ever published.

Growing up in an Illinois prairie town, Sandburg listened to stories of old-timers who had known Lincoln. By the time this single-volume edition was competed, he had spent a lifetime studying, researching, and writing about our 16th president.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A moving tale of a very human man

  • By Kindle Customer on 06-25-16

Even though it's Carl Sandburg - -

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

Reviewed: 02-13-19

writing about one of the most pivotal figures in Illinois & US history, I'm finding it pretty tough slogging. It's more about Lincoln, the Machine rather than what I was looking for - Lincoln, the Man.

His early life wasn't as much about the family dynamics as it is about the political temperature of the country. At every personal turn - schooling, employment, engagement/marriage/children - they seem to be mentioned only in passing and always measured against the politics of the country and how they were reflected by these life-events in his life.

So many sources (newspapers\, personal letters and Lincoln memorandum) are quoted that I was looking for insights into the personal A Lincoln. I'm disappointed as I'd hoped to learn more about Abraham Lincoln and not about US history, which seems to be the main impetus of this huge tome.

In 44 hours I'll keep trying but feel that I'll be skimming through a lot....

  • The Ghost Bride

  • A Novel
  • By: Yangsze Choo
  • Narrated by: Yangsze Choo
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 812
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 764
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 761

Li Lan, the daughter of a genteel but bankrupt family, has few prospects. But fate intervenes when she receives an unusual proposal from the wealthy and powerful Lim family. They want her to become a ghost bride for the family's only son, who recently died under mysterious circumstances. After an ominous visit to the opulent Lim mansion, Li Lan finds herself haunted not only by her ghostly would-be suitor, but also by her desire for the Lims' handsome new heir, Tian Bai. Li Lan must uncover the Lim family's darkest secrets before she is trapped in this ghostly world forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful, Original, Well Done!

  • By T Higgins on 03-19-14

Totally unbelievable

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

Reviewed: 12-25-18

While I truly enjoy fiction about the East (from the best authors, Amy Tan/Lisa See/etc) this one suspends belief once a 'ghost' becomes real and continues throughout as a major character. I tried to get past the first few chapters several times but couldn't and am returning it.

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  • The Queen Mother

  • The Untold Story of Elizabeth Bowes Lyon, Who Became Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother
  • By: Lady Colin Campbell
  • Narrated by: Jennifer M. Dixon
  • Length: 25 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 20

For the first time, Lady Colin Campbell reveals the fascinating and moving life of The Queen Mother. With unparalleled sources, including members of the Royal Family, aristocrats, and friends and relatives of Elizabeth herself, this mesmerizing account takes us inside the real and sometimes astonishing world of the royal family.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Listen with a huge pinch of salt

  • By Graham Lord on 11-07-18

Wow - what a B****h!

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

Reviewed: 12-06-18

She wasn't ROYAL, in the legal sense, but only marriage and an abdication placed her there.
But that 'Sweet, Granny-style' smile had all of us outsiders fooled. This is a wonderful telling of a life poorly lived. As they say, 'Karma's a B***h'. One wonders about those who don't expect to have to pay-their-debts in the next lifetime......

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Land of the Living

  • By: Nicci French
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 48

Abbie Devereaux lies flat on her back, her arms and legs tied down, her head covered with a hood. She senses the eyes that watch her. She feels the unknown hands that touch her in the dark. She knows she has been kidnapped but has little memory of her recent past. And she knows that all she has to do is stay alive, even though everything she is experiencing tells her she won't.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good yarn

  • By Jacque on 09-15-15

LV the French's writing but not this time.....

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

Reviewed: 11-18-18

Especially the Freda Klein series (excellent stories—as both stand-alone fiction and as a continuing series) but I just cannot get into this one. It's not in the least suspenseful, and the narrator's voice makes this appear to be a teen-ager. I'm sorry to have to return it.

  • Queen Victoria's Granddaughters: 1860-1918

  • By: Christina Croft
  • Narrated by: Fleur Edwards
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 45

On 6 July 1868, when told of the birth of her seventh granddaughter, Queen Victoria remarked that the news was "a very uninteresting thing for it seems to me to go on like the rabbits in Windsor Park". Her apathy was understandable - this was her 14th grandchild, and, though she had given birth to nine children, she had never been fond of babies, viewing them as "frog-like and rather disgusting...particularly when undressed".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved every minute!

  • By Nancy Shaw Cumberledge on 07-05-17

Too wordy,Jumps around in family&between decades

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

Reviewed: 11-03-18

I couldn't follow the jumps between family members and within each family. This book was not for me and I'm returning it.
I know it's a very large family, but every good story has a Beginning, a Middle, and an Ending. I just cannot get my teeth into it and follow it. It's like picking up War and Peace and just start reading any random page you happen to open...expecting to understand the literature's 'flow' from that.

  • Madame Claude

  • Her Secret World of Pleasure, Privilege, and Power
  • By: William Stadiem
  • Narrated by: Eliza Foss, Keith Sellon-Wright
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13

In post-WWII Paris, Madame Claude ran the most exclusive finishing school in the world. The names on her client list were epic - Kennedy, Rothschild, Onassis, Brando, Sinatra, Picasso, the Shah, and that's just for starters. Born Fernande Grudet, a poor Jewish girl, the future Madame led a life of high adventure - resistance fighter, concentration camp survivor, gun moll of the Corsican Mafia, and erstwhile streetwalker - before becoming the ultimate broker between beauty and power. She harnessed the emerging technology of the telephone to create the concept of the call girl.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Too wordy -

  • By rkr4cds on 10-30-18

Too wordy -

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

Reviewed: 10-30-18

like just a listing of 'clents' and different decades. Would've been much more interesting if it had a typical Beginning, Middle End. Will be returning it.