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  • Three Fates

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Quigley
  • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

When the Lusitania sank, more than one 1,000 people died. One passenger, however, survived to become a changed man, giving up his life as a petty thief but keeping a small silver statue that would become a family heirloom to future generations. Now, nearly a century later, that heirloom, one of a priceless, long-separated set of three, has been snatched away from the Sullivans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly enjoyed this!

  • By JenB on 15-02-2019

Thoroughly enjoyed this!

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

Reviewed: 15-02-2019

Lots of romance and a bit of adventure in one. A fun read with not many surprises.

  • Sanctuary

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
  • Length: 14 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

Jo Ellen Hathaway thought she had escaped the house long ago. It was where she spent her loneliest years, after her family was shattered by the sudden, unexplained disappearance of her mother.

But now, the sprawling resort off the coast of Georgia haunts her dreams. Even more haunting are the pictures that someone is sending her - strange close-ups, candid shots, and finally, the most shocking and heartbreaking portrait of all: a photograph of her long-lost mother. . . naked, beautiful, and dead.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Blah!

  • By JenB on 08-02-2019

Blah!

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-02-2019

I usually enjoy Nora Roberts but this story was far from her usual standard. The main character was such a wimp.

  • Suddenly Single

  • By: Sheila O'Flanagan
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
  • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

What do you do when you find yourself suddenly single? Go suddenly suicidal? Suddenly sexcrazed? Or simply slump into self-pity? Alix Callaghan, who thought she was in control of her busy life, feels like doing all three when her long-term boyfriend insists on settling down to a sensible existence – complete with children, proper meals and early nights – but without her. Little by little, though, Alix begins to think there might be more to the single life than the first shock of rejection suggests...

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not one of the authors best

  • By JenB on 10-08-2018

Not one of the authors best

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

Reviewed: 10-08-2018

Not a very likable character. I found it hard to empathize with her. and found her very shallow.

  • The Midnight Line

  • Jack Reacher, Book 22
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 551
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 507
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 505

Jack Reacher takes an aimless stroll past a pawn shop in a small Midwestern town. In the window he sees a West Point class ring from 2005. It's tiny. It's a woman cadet's graduation present to herself. Why would she give it up? Reacher's a West Pointer, too, and he knows what she went through to get it. Reacher tracks the ring back to its owner, step by step, down a criminal trail leading west. Like Big Foot come out of the forest, he arrives in the deserted wilds of Wyoming. All he wants is to find the woman.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Like hanging out with an old friend

  • By Joy on 10-11-2017

A bit disappointed!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-12-2017

Enjoyable but I don't think it's one of his best.
I completely tuned out in parts of the book but could still follow the plotline when I tuned back in.

  • The Valley of Horses

  • Earth’s Children, Book 2
  • By: Jean M. Auel
  • Narrated by: Rowena Cooper
  • Length: 21 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167

Forced to leave the Clan and her young son, Ayla sets out alone to travel the frigid steppes until she finds the valley of horses. Unable to find people like herself, the Cro-Magnons, she settles there and seeks friendship elsewhere. First she adopts a young filly, then a wounded lion cub. But far to the west, two young Cro-Magnon brothers have begun a journey. One of them is Jondalar, whose destiny is bound inextricably with Ayla's.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth the effort

  • By Renay on 29-01-2019

Epic adventure

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

Reviewed: 26-10-2017

Loved the story when I first read it years ago, but even more this time around.




  • Written in My Own Heart's Blood

  • Outlander, Book 8
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 44 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 446
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 414
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 408

It is June 1778, and the world seems to be turning upside down. The British Army is withdrawing from Philadelphia, with George Washington in pursuit, and for the first time, it looks as if the rebels might actually win. But for Claire Fraser and her family, there are even more tumultuous revolutions that have to be accommodated. Her former husband, Jamie, has returned from the dead, demanding to know why in his absence she married his best friend, Lord John Grey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent on all accounts

  • By Monique M. on 19-02-2015

Just loved it!

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

Reviewed: 22-04-2017

Fabulous storyline & interesting historical info. Jamie & Claire are the ultimate couple (sigh). Can't wait for the next installment.