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  • Worship of Hollow Gods

  • Book 1, Leaving Home Trilogy
  • By: James Sniechowski
  • Narrated by: Kaleo Griffith
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars 1

 

The year is 1950. The family gathers for a Friday-night family poker/pinochle party. The outcome reveals a world no one ever talked about then and are forbidden to talk about now - the unspoken, the impermissible, the reality beneath every family's practiced facade - and what lies beneath when the front has been ripped away.  

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • just a rambling memoir

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-11-19

just a rambling memoir

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

Reviewed: 01-11-19

The performance made this work even more boring. Unfortunately for me adding more adjectives doesn't make a story.

  • Then She Was Gone

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Helen Duff
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,812
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,075
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,028

Fifteen-year-old Ellie Mack was the perfect daughter. She was beloved by her parents, friends, and teachers. She and her boyfriend made a teenage golden couple. She was days away from an idyllic summer vacation, with her whole life ahead of her. And then she was gone. Now her mother, Laurel Mack, is trying to put her life back together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SO GOOD

  • By Anonymous User on 05-24-18

Multiple perspectives

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

Well preformed. Enjoyed the complicated relationships. Interesting concepts of people who don't fit in and those effects.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Witch Elm

  • A Novel
  • By: Tana French
  • Narrated by: Paul Nugent
  • Length: 22 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,891
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,631
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3,618

Toby is a happy-go-lucky charmer who's dodged a scrape at work and is celebrating with friends when the night takes a turn that will change his life - he surprises two burglars who beat him and leave him for dead. Struggling to recover from his injuries, beginning to understand that he might never be the same man again, he takes refuge at his family's ancestral home to care for his dying uncle Hugo. Then a skull is found in the trunk of an elm tree in the garden - and as detectives close in, Toby is forced to face the possibility that his past may not be what he has always believed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Yes, the Main Character Comes Off Poorly, But...

  • By Marina on 10-19-18

PTSD palpable

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

Reviewed: 12-04-18

Excellent emotions of confusion. The reader is well lead with a confused closed head injury. You begin to see the world differently very suttle permiss.

  • Their Lost Daughters

  • A Jackman and Evans Thriller
  • By: Joy Ellis
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,390
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,305
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,300

Deep in the muddy fields of the Lincolnshire Fens, a teenage girl is found wandering, delirious, claiming to have been drugged at a party. Metres away, the drowned body of another girl is found on an isolated beach. And all this on a small stretch of land where, nearly 10 years ago, the shocking disappearance of a young girl remains an open case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Author Joy Ellis never disappoints!!

  • By Wayne on 06-16-18

excellent mystery not to complicated

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

Reviewed: 11-06-18

The reader is one of the best. I chose this book because of another I had heard with his voice interactions. The mystery is somewhat usual but the "di 's" are endearing. I felt I was watching
bbc drama and rather enjoyed every moment with a cupper.

  • The Clockmaker's Daughter

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 17 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,237
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,062
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,056

In the summer of 1862, a group of young artists led by the passionate and talented Edward Radcliffe descends upon Birchwood Manor in rural Oxfordshire. Their plan: to spend a secluded summer month in a haze of inspiration and creativity. But by the time their stay is over, one woman has been shot dead while another has disappeared; a priceless heirloom is missing; and Edward Radcliffe’s life is in ruins. Over 150 years later, Elodie Winslow, a young archivist in London, uncovers a leather satchel containing two seemingly unrelated items. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Clockmaker's Daughter

  • By Kimberly on 10-21-18

first make sure download is good before you start

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

Reviewed: 10-25-18

excellent but audible did poor job of length of download and it can be out of order. This is incredible book well written well read just wonderful and worth the effort. Not the usual can multiple task listening. very complex.

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  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz

  • A Novel
  • By: Heather Morris
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,017
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,859
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,847

In April 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work as a Tätowierer (German for tattooist), tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners. Imprisoned for more than two and a half years, Lale witnesses horrific atrocities and barbarism - but also incredible acts of bravery and compassion. Risking his own life, he uses his position to exchange jewels and money from murdered Jews for food to keep his fellow prisoners alive.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A hopeful perspective on a harrowing time

  • By melyssa57 (A Page Before Bedtime dot com) on 10-10-18

brilliant love story

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

Reviewed: 09-30-18

wonderfully read written everything. loved every moment of this love story mixed with great pain and stamina.

  • Whiskey When We're Dry

  • By: John Larison
  • Narrated by: Sophie Amoss
  • Length: 15 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 385
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 360
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 359

In the spring of 1885, 17-year-old Jessilyn Harney finds herself orphaned and alone on her family's homestead. Desperate to fend off starvation and predatory neighbors, she cuts off her hair, binds her chest, saddles her beloved mare, and sets off across the mountains to find her outlaw brother Noah and bring him home. A talented sharpshooter herself, Jess' quest lands her in the employ of the territory's violent, capricious governor, whose militia is also hunting Noah - dead or alive. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved It!

  • By Radarchick on 08-28-18

excellent western

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

Reviewed: 09-23-18

l found this book complex. It is written with a notebof possible honesty of the time somewhere between now and then. I enjoyed the perspective of a women as told by a male author.

  • The Restless Wave

  • Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and Other Appreciations
  • By: John McCain, Mark Salter
  • Narrated by: John McCain, Beau Bridges
  • Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,579
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,439
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,429

In a time when Washington, DC and the country are more polarized than they have been for decades, John McCain is the rare public figure who has earned the respect of people on both sides of the aisle. He is a model for bipartisanship and political integrity. In his 40 years in politics, McCain has never been afraid to buck trends or ruffle a few feathers. His words are more important today than ever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A true patriot

  • By Diane Peresie on 05-29-18

be prepared to learn and cry.

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

This is my 2nd book by McCain it is well worth the concentration. This man knew more about history and foreign diplomacy than anybody currently serving. I realized how little i knew of the truth from an eyes on expert about multiple historical facts. Most of all he exudes thankfulness.

  • Chonda Pierce on Her Soapbox

  • By: Chonda Pierce
  • Narrated by: Chonda Pierce
  • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

Pet peeves been trailing mud all over your nice, bright outlook? Let Chonda Pierce help you clean up your attitude with a little deep-cleansing, sparkling fresh humor! This comedian, singer, and preacher's daughter has a knack for finding merriment in those little things that can drive anyone crazy. Her wacky stories won't just get you laughing so hard you'll forget what was bugging you; they go deeper, illustrating profound spiritual truths. As a Christian it's easy to assume that life's little sticking points shouldn't aggravate you. It can be hard to go to God with the "petty" details of your day, because they seem exactly that - petty. So when your day and your temper both seem like a wet bar of soap - hard to get a grip on - don't work up a lather! Listen to Chonda Pierce on Her Soapbox instead. You'll do more than get a good chuckle - you'll discover that God is deeply interested in everything about you.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Chonda Pierce on Her Soapbox

  • By Greg Tomilson on 02-15-03

She has much improved

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

Reviewed: 08-16-18

Been to her stage show twice and she is much better with age.... Her last show was hilariously painful and eye opening of how life slaps us into laughter.

  • I'm Judging You

  • The Do-Better Manual
  • By: Luvvie Ajayi
  • Narrated by: Luvvie Ajayi
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,278
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,070
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,061

With over 500,000 readers a month at her enormously popular blog, AwesomelyLuvvie.com, Luvvie Ajayi is a go-to source for smart takes on pop culture. I'm Judging You is her debut book of humorous essays that dissects our cultural obsessions and calls out bad behavior in our increasingly digital, connected lives - from the importance of the newest Shonda Rhimes television drama to serious discussions of race and media representation to what to do about your fool cousin sharing casket pictures from Grandma's wake on Facebook.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I have NEVER laughed so hard

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-18-16

not funny

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

Reviewed: 08-16-18

just not funny. The reader didn't even no how to give a comic line read.