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  • Before We Were Yours

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Wingate
  • Narrated by: Emily Rankin, Catherine Taber
  • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,216
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,268
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,153

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

Highly recommend this book!

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

Reviewed: 07-06-18

This book consumed me. I didn’t want to put this story down and yet I didn’t want it to end either. This story was well written and performed, but even more than this, I’m grateful it was told. Being born in California in the 1950’s, I missed knowing what happened during that era, shocked that it could happen, and pray it won’t happen again!
Thank you to Lisa Wingate and to all who made this audible book possible.

  • The Great Alone

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,586
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,261
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,190

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
  • Riveting!

  • By Deborah on 02-07-18

Captivating...Riveting...Need I say more

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

Reviewed: 02-13-18

I loved this book! The setting of Alaska, carefully described, was amazing, as only one who loved that land could. The story and characters are hard to forget...
This is the best book I have read in a long time. Thank you!

  • Bittersweet

  • By: Nevada Barr
  • Narrated by: Linda Stephens
  • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 309
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 145
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 143

Best-selling author Nevada Barr delights contemporary mystery fans with novels like Deep South and Blood Lure. In Bittersweet, she departs the mystery genre for a touching story of hardship, perseverance, and love in the old West.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Perfect Title for a Lovely Book

  • By Louella Eastwood on 10-06-07

Lesbian Historical Novel

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-11-18

I should have checked reviews before I purchased this book, I didn’t realize that was what the plot was. I was disappointed and couldn’t finish it...wasted my money.

I love National Parks, and I love Mysteries and Nevada Barr is known for both, but this book was not for me.

  • Another Man's Moccasins

  • A Walt Longmire Mystery
  • By: Craig Johnson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,048
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,393
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,368

Craig Johnson's mystery stories have earned him an esteemed position in the pantheon of contemporary crime novelists. In this fourth installment, Longmire is called to investigate a dead Vietnamese girl found along the Wyoming highway.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best writer and the best reader get together

  • By Patroo on 09-30-08

Suspenseful

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

Reviewed: 09-19-17

Well done, but I wish the unnecessary f-words were not in there. They didn't add anything to the story or performance. Next time, leave them out.

  • Small Great Things

  • A Novel
  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Audra McDonald, Cassandra Campbell, Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,071
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19,411
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,343

Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than 20 years' experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she's been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don't want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders, or does she intervene?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must Read

  • By Sabrina Anderson on 11-01-16

Enlightening

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

Reviewed: 02-09-17

Amazing book. I wanted to be more aware of the effects of race in our culture. Being a white woman, I don't understand why "all lives don't matter", but I want to understand...

  • Cross Roads

  • By: Wm. Paul Young
  • Narrated by: Roger Mueller
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 966
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 862
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 862

Anthony Spencer is egotistical, proud of being a self-made business success at the peak of his game, even though the cost of winning was painfully high. A cerebral hemorrhage leaves Tony comatose in a hospital ICU. He 'awakens' to find himself in a surreal world, a 'living' landscape that mirrors dimensions of his earthly life, from the beautiful to the corrupt.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Blind read, and my outlook on life is changed

  • By aaron on 11-17-12

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 01-06-17

Highly recommend this book. The narration was highly believable and easy to listen to. I liked it so much, I'm going to read it again!

  • Breaking Silence

  • By: Linda Castillo
  • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 386
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331

Police Chief Kate Burkholder is called to the scene of a horrific tragedy on a peaceful Amish farm. The Slabaugh family are model Amish farmers, prosperous and hardworking, with four children and a happy extended family. When the parents and an uncle are found dead in their barn, it appears to be a gruesome accident. But in the course of a routine autopsy, the coroner discovers that one of the victims suffered a head wound before death—clearly, foul play was involved.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • disappointing

  • By tinaswfl on 03-22-12

Too bad it has profane language

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

Reviewed: 11-03-16

I started this book and was upset there was unnecessary profane language, stopped and considered asking for my money back. Then after a month tried again, and found the story was pretty interesting. But then again, the language started up again. If it was pertinent to the story I get it, but none of it was...too bad.

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  • The Lost Wife

  • A Novel
  • By: Alyson Richman
  • Narrated by: George Guidall, Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,851
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,433
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,427

In pre-war Prague, the dreams of two young lovers are shattered when they are separated by the Nazi invasion. Then, decades later, thousands of miles away in New York, there's an inescapable glance of recognition between two strangers. Providence is giving Lenka and Josef one more chance. From the glamorous ease of life in Prague before the Occupation, to the horrors of Nazi Europe, The Lost Wife explores the power of first love, the resilience of the human spirit, and the strength of memory.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • BEST book I have read in a long time

  • By Kfcarter on 11-04-13

Powerful and inspiring, not at at all what I expected!!

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

Reviewed: 10-14-16

This story touched my soul. It had all the parts of a great book, Intriguing characters, crisis, suspenseful plot and a twist.
Well done Alyson Richman!!