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Valerie

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  • The Distant Hours

  • Written by: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 22 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 42
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38

Edie Burchill and her mother have never been close, but when a long lost letter arrives with the return address of Milderhurst Castle, Kent, printed on its envelope, Edie begins to suspect that her mother’s emotional distance masks an old secret. Evacuated from London as a 13-year-old girl, Edie’s mother is chosen by the mysterious Juniper Blythe, and taken to live at Milderhurst Castle with the Blythe family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOVED IT!

  • By Anonymous User on 2018-03-21

Absolutely Boring!!

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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-05-15

This is a good story to listen to if your looking to fall asleep.

Slow story line but the story is so long and drawn out. Nothing exciting. Very disappointing.

  • Midnight Bayou

  • Written by: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: James Daniels, Sandra Burr
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 70

Declan Fitzgerald had always been the family maverick, but even he couldn't understand his impulse to buy a dilapidated mansion on the outskirts of New Orleans. All he knew was that ever since he saw Manet Hall, he'd been enchanted - and obsessed - with it. So when the opportunity to buy the house comes up Declan jumps at the chance to live out a dream.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, poor narration

  • By Kierstyn on 2018-09-18

Great full I bought this on a sale

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

Reviewed: 2019-05-01

Very disappointing. Storyline was just ok, nothing very interesting. James did a great job as Decklen but awful as Angelina. It was a cross between a German accent and an Irish accent. Much better Nora Roberts out there.

  • The Truth About Caffeine

  • Written by: Marina Kushner
  • Narrated by: Timothy McKean
  • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

The Truth About Caffeine exposes caffeine's darker side that scientists know but that the beverage, confectionery and pharmaceutical industries have tried to suppress. Caffeine is a highly addictive drug, does not offer any nutritional value and has not been proven safe. Epidemiological, clinical and laboratory studies link caffeine to heart disease, pancreas cancer, bladder cancer, hypoglycemia and central nervous system disorders. New and updated third edition.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Information

  • By Valerie on 2018-09-29

Excellent Information

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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: 2018-09-29

This is a great book. Excellent, easy to understand information. Highly recommend this book. The information has given me the tools I need to get off coffee permanently.

  • Written in My Own Heart's Blood

  • Outlander, Book 8
  • Written by: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 45 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 136

Hurtled back through time more than two hundred years to 1743 Scotland, Claire Randall finds herself caught in the midst of an unfamiliar world torn apart by violence, pestilence, and revolution and haunted by her growing feelings for a young soldier, James Fraser.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lost in time

  • By Amazon Customer on 2019-04-29

Outlander withdrawals

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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: 2018-09-17

This entire series was absolutely fantastic. The story, scenes and life were so rich. The Narrator, Davinia Porter really brought the book to life.
Audible is part of my day and I’m on to find my next series
#Audible1

  • How Not to Die

  • Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease
  • Written by: Michael Greger MD, Gene Stone
  • Narrated by: Michael Greger MD
  • Length: 17 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 195

From the physician behind the wildly popular website Nutrition Facts, How Not to Die reveals the groundbreaking scientific evidence behind the only diet that can prevent and reverse many of the causes of disease-related death.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A skeptical omnivore read this book

  • By Jennifer Voitic on 2018-04-12

10 Stars!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-02-28

This book was packed with so much information. Dr Greger has a wonderful sense of humour and is a great speaker. I learned so much.
In fact , I listened to the Audio book twice then bought it in hardcover, plus the cookbook.

I’ve been following his nutrition advice and adapting to a plant based diet. I can’t believe the changes in only one week. Dr. G gives a clear and simple outline, of how to get started. Highly recommend How Not To Die.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Templars

  • Written by: Dan Jones
  • Narrated by: Dan Jones
  • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

The Knights Templar were the wealthiest, most powerful - and most secretive - of the military orders that flourished in the crusading era. Their story - encompassing as it does the greatest international conflict of the Middle Ages, a network of international finance, a swift rise in wealth and influence followed by a bloody and humiliating fall - has left a comet's tail of mystery that continues to fascinate and inspire historians, novelists and conspiracy theorists. Unabridged edition read by Dan Jones.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a book!

  • By Valerie on 2018-01-04

What a book!

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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: 2018-01-04

So informative and I learned a great deal about The Templars. Dan Jones narrated his book very well. It was easy to understand and follow.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Next Always

  • Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy, Book 1
  • Written by: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

The historic hotel in Boonsboro has endured war and peace, the changing of hands, and even rumored hauntings. Now it’s getting a major face-lift from the Montgomery brothers and their eccentric mother. As the architect in the family, Beckett’s social life consists mostly of talking shop over pizza and beer. But there’s another project he’s got his eye on: the girl he’s been waiting to kiss since he was sixteen.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Boring!!!

  • By Valerie on 2017-10-17

Boring!!!

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

Reviewed: 2017-10-17

I found this story to be painfully slow.
Using a male narrator, I found it difficult to distinguish which character was speaking.
Very disappointed in the story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Private

  • Written by: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
  • Narrated by: Peter Hermann
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 177
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 178

Former Marine helicopter pilot Jack Morgan runs Private, a renowned investigation company with branches around the globe. It is where you go when you need maximum force and maximum discretion. The secrets of the most influential men and women on the planet come to Jack daily - and his staff of investigators uses the world's most advanced forensic tools to make and break their cases.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great listen!

  • By Melissa Parolin on 2018-12-19

Great book

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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: 2017-10-08

This was a great story and Peter Hermann did a great job at narration.
There was music added in at odd sections. I felt it would have been better added, at the end of each part. Otherwise a great story.

  • The Chemist

  • Written by: Stephenie Meyer
  • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
  • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64

She used to work for the US government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn't even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning. Now she rarely stays in the same place or uses the same name for long. They've killed the only other person she trusted, but something she knows still poses a threat. They want her dead, and soon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely impressive!<br />

  • By ingrid on 2019-01-09

Throughly Enjoyable.

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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: 2017-10-05

The story was very good and had some good turns and twists.
Ellen Archer is a great narrator and really brought the story to life.