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  • Before We Were Yours

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Wingate
  • Narrated by: Emily Rankin, Catherine Taber
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,924
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,965

Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family's Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge - until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children's Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents - but they quickly realize the dark truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I was rivetted, finished in three days.

  • By Lin Cloward on 06-26-17

Heart wrenching!

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

Reviewed: 01-08-19

I wasn't sure I would enjoy this book in the beginning, however by the end it was quite clear it would forever change my thinking. I am truly grateful to have found this book and listened to it. The heart breaking stories and the love it tells of have truly touched my heart. I encourage anyone and everyone to give it a read or a listen. Thank you Lisa for this wonderful story and the time you put into it.

  • The Promise Between Us

  • By: Barbara Claypole White
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 73

Metal artist Katie Mack is living a lie. Nine years ago she ran away from her family in Raleigh, North Carolina, consumed by the irrational fear that she would harm Maisie, her newborn daughter. Over time she's come to grips with the mental illness that nearly destroyed her, and now funnels her pain into her art. Despite longing for Maisie, Katie honors an agreement with the husband she left behind - to change her name and never return.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Veins opened, story bled

  • By Lynn Diener on 04-30-18

Such a beautiful story!

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

Reviewed: 05-21-18

This was one of the best books I've read in years! It was beautiful, heart wrenching and insightful. it brought tears to my eyes with sadness and happiness along with making me laugh out loud. Ms. White did an amazing job with helping us understand just how harmful ANY mental illness can be, even if it doesn't look like it on the outside.

  • Beyond the Shadows

  • Force of Nature, Book 3
  • By: Amber Lynn Natusch
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Moyen
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

Another day, another problem for Piper Jones and her eclectic mix of allies. And so far, her crew of vampire enforcers, werewolves, and her warlock mentor have come through it all unscathed. But when a rogue assassin starts killing off Knox’s pack, she’s got more to worry about than the faint blue scar on her chest and her failing powers. Now, she must race against time to heal her broken magic if she wants to save the wolves she’s grown to love.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not boring but..

  • By Victorena on 02-18-18

Love it!

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

Reviewed: 02-04-18

I love this series and can not wait for the next one to come out!

  • Chosen

  • The Warrior Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: K. F. Breene
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Davies
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,030
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,028

It is said that when war threatens the world, one individual will be selected by prophecy to lead the Shadow Warriors out of the Land of Mist and reclaim the freedom that has been stolen. Shanti has grown up under the constant threat of war. Since she helped her people defeat a raiding party by using a special power, she's been a hunted woman. Carrying rare abilities and an uncanny fighting aptitude, Shanti is the only hope of salvation for her people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good read

  • By Edryaidee on 07-03-16

Good Book!

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

Reviewed: 06-20-17

Great story line. Interesting people. I laughed out loud throughout the entire book! Can't wait for the next story.

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  • Bear My Heir

  • By: Anya Nowlan
  • Narrated by: Beth Roeg
  • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 46

She never thought she would see him again, but now she has to fight for more than just her own future. Meredith Wilder had a perfect life, until the day she was assumed dead. As a scientist working on something that could change the world, she dreamed of helping mankind and building a future with the man she loved. Dice Alderson is a werebear with debts to pay, and the reaper is more than ready to claim them. As the newly minted head of Shifter Squad Nine, he controls a squad of ex-SEAL shifters....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good start to the series!

  • By Beachy FL Gal on 05-01-17

Good start to the series!

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

Reviewed: 05-01-17

I enjoyed this book. I'm going to buy the next one in the series right now.

  • Spurn

  • A Walker Saga, Book Two
  • By: Jaymin Eve
  • Narrated by: Eva Kaminsky
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 365
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342

Go to Spurn, she was told. Oh, and by the way the planet is 95 percent water and the inhabitants are hybrid fish. Of course, no one seems to care that Abigail can't swim. Surprisingly, jetting off to a water planet is not the weirdest thing to happen this week. But she's on a deadline to the find the first half-Walker girl, as the very essences of the seven worlds are starting to unravel. And with each Seventine release, the chaos ricochets further.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't wait for #3 to be released on audio!

  • By Wheeblers on 02-25-17

LOVE LOVE LOVE this series!

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

Reviewed: 04-30-17

I am so loving this seriea! I just wish they were all on Audible! Please Jaymin?!?!?!

  • Broken Compass

  • Supernatural Prison, Story 1
  • By: Jaymin Eve
  • Narrated by: Eva Kaminsky, Chris Kipiniak
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 457
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 416
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 417

Maximus Compass is a vampire without direction. Without heart. And without soul. He lost his true mate in the great battle against the dragon king, and now must face life alone. And yet something is happening to his agony. It's fading away, leaving him with barely a memory of the female he believed to be his one and only.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • love the story, readers poor

  • By r.e. on 01-17-17

Male narrator almost ruined the book...

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

Reviewed: 01-02-17

I loved this story! But the male narrator almost made me stop listening. I'm sure he's great otherwise but his lisp really bothered me. His voice portrayals were also not as good as the previous 3 books in this series.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful