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  • To the Moon and Back

  • By: Karen Kingsbury
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy, Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

Brady Bradshaw was a child when the Oklahoma City bombing killed his mother. Every year, Brady visits the memorial site on the anniversary to remember her. A decade ago on that day, he met Jenna Phillips, who was also a child when her parents were killed in the attack. Brady and Jenna shared a deep heart connection and a single beautiful day together at the memorial. But after that, Brady never saw Jenna again. Every year when he returns, he leaves a note for her in hopes that he might find her again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A powerful story of survival!

  • By Emma on 21-07-2018

A powerful story of survival!

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

Reviewed: 21-07-2018

Beautifully read, a story of faith in God and courage in all circumstances it has a powerful message.

  • One Tuesday Morning

  • By: Karen Kingsbury
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

On the morning of September 11, 2001, two men meet in a smoky stairwell of the World Trade Center. One is Eric Michaels, a driven financial manager from Los Angeles who has been busy climbing the corporate ladder, often at the expense of his wife and young son. The other is Jake Bryan, a New York City fireman devoted to his wife and daughter. In the midst of the crisis, Eric falls on the stairs and Jake stops to help him up. The two men freeze momentarily, stunned by the uncanny resemblance between them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An incredible journey..

  • By Emma on 12-06-2018

An incredible journey..

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

Reviewed: 12-06-2018

Very descriptive, well written..maybe a little to drawn out in parts, reflecting Gods timing.

  • Nightingale

  • By: Fiona McIntosh
  • Narrated by: Madeleine Leslay
  • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

A breathtaking tale of heartbreak and heroism, love and longing by a powerhouse Australian storyteller. 'Love comes out of nowhere for most of us, when we least expect it.' Amidst the carnage of Gallipoli, British nurse Claire Nightingale meets Australian Light Horseman Jamie Wren. Despite all odds, they fall deeply in love. Their flame burns bright and carries them through their darkest hours, even when war tears them apart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book...

  • By Emma on 03-04-2018

Excellent book...

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

Reviewed: 03-04-2018

a most enjoyable, well written and narrated story, well researched with a just enough suspense.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Amy Snow

  • By: Tracy Rees
  • Narrated by: Melody Grove
  • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 60

Winner of the 2014 Richard & Judy Search for a Bestseller competition. Abandoned on a bank of snow as a baby, Amy is taken in at nearby Hatville Court. But the masters and servants of the grand estate prove cold and unwelcoming. Amy's only friend and ally is the sparkling young heiress Aurelia Vennaway. So when Aurelia tragically dies young, Amy is devastated. But Aurelia leaves Amy one last gift. A bundle of letters with a coded key. A treasure hunt that only Amy can follow. A life-changing discovery awaits ... if only she can unlock the secret.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Charming Tale

  • By alison on 10-06-2015

Delightful

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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: 25-11-2017

Enjoyable, gentle historical novel written very descriptively...
I enjoyed it as it was easy listening although a little slow.

  • The Lavender Keeper

  • By: Fiona McIntosh
  • Narrated by: Madeleine Leslay
  • Length: 15 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

Lavender farmer Luc Bonet is raised by a wealthy Jewish family in the foothills of the French Alps. When the Second World War breaks out, he joins the French Resistance, leaving behind his family's fortune, their home overrun by soldiers, their lavender fields in disarray. Lisette Forestier is on a mission of her own: to work her way into the heart of a senior German officer - and to bring down the Reich in any way she can.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great story of ww2 it had love suspense

  • By Bev on 22-09-2017

Brilliant.

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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: 15-07-2017

A most enjoyable well written story, can thoroughly recommend it to hold your attention throughout.

  • The Tailor's Girl

  • By: Fiona McIntosh
  • Narrated by: Madeleine Leslay
  • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

From the bustling streets of post-Great War London to the idyllic 1920s Sussex countryside, this is a breathtaking story of passion and persistence from a phenomenal Australian storyteller about how true love can overcome incredible odds, even in the most extraordinary circumstances. A humble soldier, known only as "Jones", wakes in hospital with no recollection of his past. The few fleeting fragments of memory he glimpses are horrifying moments from the battlefield at Ypres.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Story.

  • By Emma on 16-06-2017

Excellent Story.

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

Reviewed: 16-06-2017

A throughly enjoyable story, descriptive with and intriguing thread of wanting a satisfying conclusion. Recommended.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Chocolate Tin

  • By: Fiona McIntosh
  • Narrated by: Katy Sobey
  • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134

Alexandra Frobisher, a modern-thinking woman with hopes of a career in England's famous chocolate-making town of York, has received several proposals of marriage, although none of them promises that elusive extra: love. Matthew Britten-Jones is a man of charm and strong social standing. He impresses Alex and her parents with his wit and intelligence, but would an amicable union be enough for a fulfilling life together?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Karla on 22-02-2019

A moving Story.

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

Reviewed: 10-04-2017

A very well written story, a romance with a difference, cleverly winding its way to a satisfying conclusion.

  • The Angels of Lovely Lane

  • Lovely Lane, Book 1
  • By: Nadine Dorries
  • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
  • Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

It is 1953, and five girls are arriving to start their training at St Angelus Hospital. Dana has escaped from her family farm in Ireland. Victoria is running away from an aristocratic background. Beth is an army brat and throws her lot in with bitchy Celia Forsyth, and Pammy has come from the wrong side of the tracks. When an unknown girl is admitted after a botched backstreet abortion, a tragedy begins to unfold which will rock the world of St Angelus to its foundations.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable

  • By Emma on 06-03-2017

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 06-03-2017

Brought back memories of student nursing days in the 60's
It was a little disjointed in parts but enjoyable for a light read.
Old nurses would appreciate it.

  • Nearing Home

  • Life, Faith, and Finishing Well
  • By: Billy Graham
  • Narrated by: Robert Lake
  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Scripture is filled with examples of men and women whom God used late in life, often with great impact—Noah, Abraham, Moses, Elizabeth, and Anna, to name a few. They were ordinary men and women who discovered that the latter years of life can be some of the most rewarding and fulfilling. “For them, growing older wasn’t something to be denied or dreaded;” says Billy Graham, “it was to be embraced as part of God’s plan for their lives.” Billy Graham’s life and ministry have been dedicated to the here and now but always with a happy-ever-after in view.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A splendid read

  • By Pauline on 07-08-2018

Godly Wisdom

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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: 28-12-2016

An enjoyable book written with much wisdom and experience of the journey we take through life and the blessing it is to know Jesus and the guidance available to make life's decisions.
Read this before you reach the latter season, it is good preparation to help us grow older graciously.

  • Hinds' Feet on High Places

  • The Beloved Story of Much-Afraid and Her Exciting Journey to the High Places
  • By: Hannah Hurnard
  • Narrated by: Flo Schmidt
  • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

Much-Afraid begins her journey, crippled and disfigured, with the cry, "Oh, if only I could escape from this Valley of Humiliation altogether and go to the High Places." She leaves her Fearing relatives behind, and presses on to the Realm of Love. As the Chief Shepard explains, no Fears can live in this realm, because "perfect love casts out fears and everything that torments".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Much Enjoyed

  • By Emma on 14-10-2016

Much Enjoyed

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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: 14-10-2016

A beautiful reading of a much loved allegory ...easy to listen to portraying a precious deep message.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful