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Lacey Stairs

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  • Shadow Spell

  • Book Two of The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy
  • Written by: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Alan Smyth
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

With the legends and lore of Ireland running through his blood, falconer Connor O’Dwyer is proud to call County Mayo home. It’s where his sister, Branna, lives and works, where his cousin, Iona, has found true love, and where his childhood friends form a circle that can’t be broken. A circle that is about to be stretched out of shape - by a long-awaited kiss. Meara Quinn is Branna’s best friend, a sister in all but blood. Her and Connor’s paths cross almost daily, as Connor takes tourists on hawk walks and Meara guides them on horseback across the lush countryside.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Loving this trilogy.

  • By Lacey Stairs on 2019-07-07

Loving this trilogy.

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-07-07

These books have me planning my trip to Ireland to explore! Love the love stories, fantasy and Irish tradition all rolled into this series.

  • Next Year in Havana

  • Written by: Chanel Cleeton
  • Narrated by: Kyla Garcia, Frankie Maria Corzo
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111

Havana, 1958. The daughter of a sugar baron, 19-year-old Elisa Perez is part of Cuba's high society, where she is largely sheltered from the country's growing political unrest - until she embarks on a clandestine affair with a passionate revolutionary...Miami, 2017. Freelance writer Marisol Ferrera grew up hearing romantic stories of Cuba from her late grandmother Elisa, who was forced to flee during the revolution. Arriving in Havana, Marisol comes face-to-face with the contrast of Cuba's tropical, timeless beauty and its perilous political climate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brought me back to Cuba

  • By marcplouffe on 2018-08-03

Mesmerizing

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

Reviewed: 2019-01-30

Eye opening and heart breaking in the most beautiful way. I listened to it in preparation for my vacation in Cuba and it seriously inhanced my experience and changed my outlook.

  • Then She Was Gone

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Helen Duff
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 744
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 677
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 669

Fifteen-year-old Ellie Mack was the perfect daughter. She was beloved by her parents, friends, and teachers. She and her boyfriend made a teenage golden couple. She was days away from an idyllic summer vacation, with her whole life ahead of her. And then she was gone. Now her mother, Laurel Mack, is trying to put her life back together.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Twisted and addicting

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-05-24

Couldn't stop listening!

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

Reviewed: 2019-01-02

This book was presented wonderfully. And the plot had me waiting for the next show to drop the whole while. One question answered and another would pop up! Loved it.

  • Children of Blood and Bone

  • Written by: Tomi Adeyemi
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228

Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie's Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m speechless!

  • By Grace on 2019-01-30

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 2018-09-14

Heart wrenching and painful, as well as wonderful adventure with characters you cheer for. Strong female leads charging off into in a world of magic, danger and above all else, hope. I recommend this book to youth and adults. #Audible1

  • The Life We Bury

  • Written by: Allen Eskens
  • Narrated by: Zach Villa
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188

College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe's life is ever the same. Carl is a dying Vietnam veteran-and a convicted murderer. With only a few months to live, he has been medically paroled to a nursing home after spending thirty years in prison for the crimes of rape and murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent

  • By connie lynch on 2018-05-10

Loved it.

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

Reviewed: 2018-06-07

I was vey invested in the characters. Although I guessed some of the plot I felt like I couldn't stop listening. Thoroughly enjoyed the book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • American Wolf

  • A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West
  • Written by: Nate Blakeslee
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall, Nate Blakeslee
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 21

Before men ruled the earth, there were wolves. Once abundant in North America, these majestic creatures were hunted to near extinction in the lower 48 states by the 1920s. But in recent decades, conservationists have brought wolves back to the Rockies, igniting a battle over the very soul of the West. With novelistic detail, Nate Blakeslee tells the gripping story of one of these wolves, O-Six, a charismatic alpha female named for the year of her birth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating

  • By Amazon Customer on 2019-03-07

Amazing!

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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: 2018-04-10

Moving. Informative. Full of action and drama. I definitely recommend this book to anyone who is a nature lover!

  • The Year of Living Danishly

  • Uncovering the Secrets of the World's Happiest Country
  • Written by: Helen Russell
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106

When she was suddenly given the opportunity of a new life in rural Jutland, journalist and archetypal Londoner Helen Russell discovered a startling statistic: the happiest place on earth isn't Disneyland but Denmark, a land often thought of by foreigners as consisting entirely of long, dark winters, cured herring, Lego and pastries. What is the secret to their success? Are happy Danes born or made?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best book of 2017

  • By Lacey Stairs on 2017-12-14

Best book of 2017

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

Reviewed: 2017-12-14

The narrator was a perfect fit. This funny heat warming book made me feel like a stranger in a strange place.... And by the end I found my home. Deffinatly worth a listen or read.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Book of the Unnamed Midwife

  • The Road to Nowhere, Book 1
  • Written by: Meg Elison
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

When she fell asleep, the world was doomed. When she awoke, it was dead. In the wake of a fever that decimated the earth's population - killing women and children and making childbirth deadly for the mother and infant - the midwife must pick her way through the bones of the world she once knew to find her place in this dangerous new one. Gone are the pillars of civilization. All that remains is power - and the strong who possess it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrifyingly eye opening

  • By Lacey Stairs on 2017-10-12

Terrifyingly eye opening

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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: 2017-10-12

I loved this story. I was on edge the entire time I listened. I will deffinatly be looking into the rest of the series!!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful