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  • The Alice Network

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Kate Quinn
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 501
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 463
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 461

In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She's also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 stars isn't enough!!!

  • By Terra White on 2018-01-19

Different

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-01-18

A wonderful story with strong women leads. Loved it. Fabulous character development. A different time period. I found it quite educational.

  • Before We Were Yours

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Lisa Wingate
  • Narrated by: Emily Rankin, Catherine Taber
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 461
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 425
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 422

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of THE Best books I have ever read!!

  • By Darlene Rempel on 2017-11-17

Powerful and gripping.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-12-30

A great tale woven with the truth of real trauma. Absolutely loved it. Looking for more by the same author.

  • Where the Crawdads Sing

  • Written by: Delia Owens
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 560
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 513
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 514

For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life - until the unthinkable happens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly recommend!

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-10-13

Exceptional

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-11-04

Loved it. I kept making excuses to go listen to it. Brings a view of society we often do not want to look at.

  • All We Ever Wanted

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Emily Giffin
  • Narrated by: Dorothy Dillingham Blue, Milton Bagby, Catherine Taber
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132

Nina Browning is living the good life after marrying into Nashville's elite. More recently, her husband made a fortune selling his tech business, and their adored son has been accepted to Princeton. Yet sometimes the middle-class small-town girl in Nina wonders if she's strayed from the person she once was. Tom Volpe is a single dad working multiple jobs while struggling to raise his headstrong daughter, Lyla. His road has been lonely, long, and hard, but he finally starts to relax after Lyla earns a scholarship to Windsor Academy, Nashville's most prestigious private school.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely engaging.

  • By Melody on 2018-08-27

Absolutely engaging.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-08-27

This novel touched me on so many levels; as a professional in the domestic violence sector, as a woman, as a humanitarian and as a mother. I found reasons to disengage from other activities so I could come back and listen to the story. I found it to be a powerful story line.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fly Away

  • Written by: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 16 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Fly Away is the story of three women who have lost their way and need each other - plus a miracle - to transform their lives. An emotionally-complex, heart-wrenching novel about love, family, motherhood, loss, and redemption, Fly Away reminds us that where there is life, there is hope and where there is love, there is forgiveness. Told with her trademark visceral storytelling and illuminating prose, Kristin Hannah reveals why she is one of the most beloved writers of our day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Soul Gripping

  • By Melody on 2018-05-10

Soul Gripping

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-05-10

Just found this author and am thrilled. It is like having a best friend right there with you The story addresses so many issues that are real for women that people do not realize.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Firefly Lane

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

Firefly Lane is the poignant, powerful story of two women and the friendship that becomes the mainstay of their lives. For 30 years, Tully and Kate buoy each other through life, weathering the storms of friendship: jealousy, anger, hurt, resentment. They think they've survived it all, until a single act of betrayal tears them apart...and puts their courage and friendship to the ultimate test.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wait for it

  • By Jeanette on 2018-09-24

Unbelievably Loved it.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-04-28

An author I never discovered before. Latv2 novels grabbed me by the heart and squeezed!!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Great Alone

  • Written by: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 438
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 396
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 398

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
  • Loved it!

  • By Shannon on 2018-02-08

<br />Gripping

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-04-18

I played hooky from work to finish this book. It was unbelievably gripping and emotional. It was deep. I felt like I was there with them. A must read!

  • The Life She Wants

  • Written by: Robyn Carr
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

In the aftermath of her financier husband's suicide, Emma Shay Compton's dream life is shattered. Richard Compton stole his clients' life savings to fund a lavish life in New York City, and, although she was never involved in the business, Emma bears the burden of her husband's crimes. She is left with nothing. Only one friend stands by her, a friend she's known since high school, who encourages her to come home to Sonoma County. But starting over isn't easy, and Sonoma is full of unhappy memories, too.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Melody on 2017-12-30

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 2017-12-30

For once women are not saved by a man. They are strong individuals that overcome stuff that we hold onto, until we truly mature.