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    • The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle

    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: Alexandra O’Karma
    • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 423
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      4 out of 5 stars 368
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 373

    Avi’s swashbuckling tale of murder and mutiny on the high seas has a fascinating twist: the heroine is a 13-year-old girl. In 1832, Charlotte Doyle boards a ship bound for America and is caught in a battle between a mad captain and his ruthless crew. If you’re looking for an action-packed adventure story for girls, you’ll find it in The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • We loved it!!

    • By Cindy Busch on 02-19-16

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Sarah's Song

    • Red Gloves, Book 3
    • By: Karen Kingsbury
    • Narrated by: Alexandra O'Karma
    • Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 16

    Best-selling author Karen Kingsbury has been a RWA Rita finalist and Gold Medallion Award finalist. Sarah’s Song is book three in The Red Gloves Series. For years Sarah Lindeman, now in her 80s, has carried out a special tradition over the 12 days of Christmas. This year, Sarah notices a young nurse listening, and in her recognizes pain and longing. Sarah prays that through her story, she can ease this young woman’s sorrow and help her realize the importance of God’s gift of love.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Review

    • By JMBrook on 12-24-14

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Pearl

    • The Dakotah Treasures, Book 2
    • By: Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated by: Alexandra O'Karma
    • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68

    Award-winning author Lauraine Snelling continues the story of Ruby Torvald in book two of her Dakotah Treasures series. Ruby's most recent boarder at the Dove House is schoolteacher Pearl Hossfuss. Avoiding an arranged marriage, Pearl has deserted her home in Chicago to teach in Little Missouri. There she has befriended Ruby and fallen for carpenter Carl Hegland. But her father threatens to take her back home. Ruby must turn to God for the strength to stand up to her father.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • zzzzzz - so bored

    • By Katie on 03-04-17

    Regular price: $30.07

    • Ruby

    • The Dakotah Treasures, Book 1
    • By: Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated by: Alexandra O'Karma
    • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 158
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119

    Award-winning author Lauraine Snelling delivers her first installment of the Dakotah Treasures series. Ruby, a Crossings Book Club Main Selection, is the story of a young woman who must leave behind the life she has grown accustomed to in order to start a new life in the bleak Dakota Territory.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Ruby

    • By Melody on 01-28-08

    Regular price: $30.07

    • Automatic Wealth

    • The Six Steps to Financial Independence
    • By: Michael Masterson
    • Narrated by: Alexandra O'Karma
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    The advice and concepts outlined in Automatic Wealth are best suited for those in their 30s-50s who recognize that their current job will never afford them true financial independence. Rather than encourage readers to quit their day jobs today and launch into a new scheme tomorrow, Masterson shows how to turn your skills and experience into significantly more money within seven to 15 years.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book!

    • By LL on 01-16-12

    Regular price: $29.58

    • Empress Orchid

    • By: Anchee Min
    • Narrated by: Alexandra O'Karma
    • Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 388
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 159
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 160

    Seventeen-year-old Orchid belongs to an aristocratic family that has fallen on hard times. Unexpectedly, she is chosen as one of the emperor's lesser concubines. Within the Forbidden City are thousands of women hoping to bear the emperor a son and become his empress. Orchid, determined and resourceful, schemes her way into the royal bed and seduces the emperor. But as the opium trade erodes the might of the Ch'ing dynasty, Orchid find herself at the center of a crumbling nation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Insight

    • By Loretta on 03-09-04

    Regular price: $31.47

    • An American Childhood

    • By: Annie Dillard
    • Narrated by: Alexandra O’Karma
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    Sometimes there is an entire year that sparkles in the memory as a time brimming over with the fullness of life. By the age of 10, Annie’s intervals of awakening began to occur more frequently; the hours and minutes of the years that followed were spent reveling in the delights and the anguishes that accompany being fully alive.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • terrific memoir!

    • By Dr. David Good on 07-22-13

    Regular price: $20.26

    • Berlin Diaries

    • 1940-1945
    • By: Marie Vassiltchikov
    • Narrated by: Alexandra O’Karma
    • Length: 13 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    A princess of White Russian descent, Marie Vassiltchikov was 23 years old when she was trapped in Berlin by the outbreak of World War II. In these secret diaries, she chronicles the glamorous rise and shattering fall of the Nazi Party, as seen from the vantage point of her desk at the Foreign Ministry. She also describes how she and her friends became involved in a desperate conspiracy to murder Hitler.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • slow to start but gathers pace

    • By Brendan on 05-24-11

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Opal

    • By: Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated by: Alexandra O'Karma
    • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 65

    As Opal begins, it's 1886 in the wild and untamed Dakota Territory. To avoid a drifter's murderous clutches, tomboy Opal Torvald is forced to leave the ranch she loves. But when she returns - older and more lady-like - she meets Jacob, a new ranch hand from back east. Now Opal must choose between an old friendship and a new romance.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Opal

    • By Margie on 12-03-16

    Regular price: $32.87

    • To the Power of Three

    • A Novel
    • By: Laura Lippman
    • Narrated by: Alexandra O'Karma
    • Length: 14 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    Lippman's brilliant and disturbing tale of three inseparable high school girlfriends in an affluent Baltimore suburb who share dark secrets literally until death, To the Power of Three is this "writing powerhouse" ( USA Today), who has "exploded the boundaries of the mystery genre to become one of the most significant social realists of our time" (Madison Smartt Bell) operating at the very top of her game.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Worst narration ever.

    • By Wendy on 08-09-16

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Amethyst

    • The Dakotah Treasures, Book 4
    • By: Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated by: Alexandra O'Karma
    • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    When Amethyst O'Shaunasy reluctantly travels west to find her nephew, her faith is restored by a group of pioneers and their reliance on God's guidance. Now, with prayers in her heart and a growing interest in a handsome rancher, Amethyst has no wish to leave.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Very slow and not much action

    • By Jeannie on 10-09-13

    Regular price: $31.49

    • A Garden in Paris

    • By: Stephanie Grace Whitson
    • Narrated by: Alexandra O'Karma
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Mary Davis finds herself alone and somewhat estranged from her only daughter, Liz, after her husband's death. To Liz's dismay, Mary is steadfastly determined to travel to Paris, where she intends to have a private reconciliation with an old flame in their favorite romantic garden. But Mary's well-kept secrets are about to be exposed.

    Regular price: $19.80

    • Firefly Beach

    • By: Luanne Rice
    • Narrated by: Alexandra O'Karma
    • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    As a child, Caroline Renwick watches, horrified, while a desperate man kills himself. After she learns that the man has a young son, Joe, Caroline begins writing to him, and they become close pen pals. But several years later, when Joe is told the reason for his father’s death, he turns away from her. Now, meeting as adults at Caroline’s ancestral home, they have a chance to confront and heal that old wound. But what will be the emotional cost?

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Terrble narrator

    • By anna on 08-17-12

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Last Empress

    • By: Anchee Min
    • Narrated by: Alexandra O'Karma
    • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 43

    Reeling from tragedy, Orchid reluctantly assumes greater power over late 19th-century China. And as her nation is divided by opposing factions, only she can keep China from tearing itself apart.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Ugh!

    • By Patti on 09-02-13

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Emily Dickinson

    • Poems and Letters
    • By: Emily Dickinson
    • Narrated by: Alexandra O'Karma
    • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Eccentric and reclusive, Emily Dickinson wrote poetry that reflects the richness of her interior world and the peculiar beauty of her inner vision. During her lifetime, her poetry was considered too unusual to be publishable, but after her death in 1885, Dickinson achieved posthumous recognition as one of the great poetic voices of the 19th century. This collection, read by Alexandra O'Karma, includes commentary and some of Dickinson's letters as well as 75 of her over 900 poems, including such favorites as "Because I Could Not Stop for Death," "'Hope' Is the Thing with Feathers," "There Is No Frigate like a Book," and "There's a Certain Slant of Light."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best Reading--But some bad information.....

    • By Susan on 02-11-11

    Regular price: $12.60

    • Secret, Silent Screams

    • By: Joan Lowery Nixon
    • Narrated by: Alexandra O'Karma
    • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The coroner has ruled Barry Logan’s death as the latest in a string of teen-age suicides. Marti Lewis was Barry’s best friend, and she knows that he was murdered. She just can’t get anyone to believe her. The evidence is clear to Marti. Barry was excited about being accepted at Texas A&M and had everything to live for. Why would he shoot himself in the head after watching a music video that disgusted him? The police found the gun in his right hand, but he was left-handed. Everyone is refusing to accept the obvious.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I loved this book as a teen and adult

    • By Bo Merckling on 03-31-16

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Awakening

    • By: Kate Chopin
    • Narrated by: Alexandra O’Karma
    • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 49

    This scandalous turn-of-the-century story follows 28-year-old Edna Pontellier, wife and mother, who one day awakens to the pangs of passion for the first time in her life. But societal restraints place limits on any kind of authentic expression of desire. Her final gesture is a defiant, desperate reach for freedom.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An oldie but a goodie.

    • By Michael/Victoria on 02-05-15

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Hilltop in Tuscany

    • By: Stephanie Grace Whitson
    • Narrated by: Alexandra O'Karma
    • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    With her mother newly settled in Paris, Liz Davis returns to Omaha to oversee the family business and estate. But her well-ordered world soon begins to unravel when she finds troubling information stored on her deceased father's computer. Then her fiancé considers a job promotion that will take him to California, making the attention Liz is receiving from an intern at the office all the more tempting. The sequel to the best-selling A Garden in Paris.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Horrible book. Dull.

    • By Patrick on 02-25-13

    Regular price: $34.97

    • Firstborn

    • By: Robin Lee Hatcher
    • Narrated by: Alexandra O’Karma
    • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Robin Lee Hatcher has won the Christy Award for Romance Fiction, two RITA Awards, and multiple careerachievement awards. Perfectly blending human drama with inspiring themes, Firstborn is a riveting novel about making difficult choices and dealing with the consequences. Twenty-three years after concealing her pregnancy, Erika Welby’s secret is revealed. Now she must come to terms with the decision she made so long ago.

    Regular price: $20.26

    • Like Gold Refined

    • By: Janette Oke
    • Narrated by: Alexandra O'Karma
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    Happily married with four children, Virginia Lewis is perfectly content with her peaceful existence on the family farm. But change looms on the horizon. Grandma Marty and Grandpa Clark have always been a source of emotional strength, but their health is failing. And Virginia's adopted daughter, who has long been a blessing, may be torn from the family when her absentee birth mother resurfaces and pursues custody. Virginia may fear the unknown, but her unshakable convictions will help her embrace it.

    Regular price: $27.97

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