I haven't "read" a book since 1998, just not interested....after the 50 Shades Trilogy, I have become an audio book addict! I am a very tough critic.
I have read books 1-6 so far and I greatly enjoy them more and more. I love escaping to Virgin River and listening to the trials and tribulations of their everyday life and the troubles that come to them. Each book seems to introduce new characters, while still keeping in touch with the old one that I have grown to love. I highly recommend this series to everyone!
When Mel first arrived at the cabin in Virgin River. Laugh out Loud Funny!
Her performance is outstanding! The way she makes the difference voices for each character, and the banter between them, sometimes make me laugh out loud, it's like I am sitting right there watching the characters talk to each other!
When Mel was on her bed apologizing to her husband. So heart warming.
The talent of the reader was incredible. So many voices.
Mel, I too am a widow and can identify with her feelings and struggles.
Preacher. The voice she consistently used for him was great.
Happiness in the Mountains
A great book, a great series and Therese Plummer is GREAT.
The narration was good, the story was not bad but everyone in this town was pregnant. I do like pregnancy as a theme and that is why I purchased this book but it just goes over the top with it.
British and addicted to Audible! Hoping my review helps you spend or keep your credits!
Was my first reaction because I had NEVER heard of her or the series. I loved the idea of a simple romantic read and thats what I got. This the first in the series will ALways be one of my favourite reads something to curl up with on a cold night, after a break up accompanied by a tub of ice cream or on your vacation. Sweet with wonderful male leads who most women (myself included) would kill to meet.
I liked the story and I appreciated the sub plots that were setting up further stories in a series. It was easy to listen to but still kept you hooked.
A few days after finishing it I keep running the characters through my head speculating on future stories.
I like Therese's accent. I've heard better jobs of differentiating between characters and a woman handling men's voice but she's easy to listen to and enhances the listening experience.
I am sorry, I know this book gets good-great reviews, but I could not make it past the 5th chapter. Every character was the ultimate example of their character. I think that the food produced in the country kitchen says it all. Coffee was the best she had ever tasted. Omelet was the best omelet - it melted in her mouth. Second omelet the next day (a western omelet) was even better than the first. Meatloaf was unbelievably good. All these from the cook in a cafe in a non tourist town of 600 population. I could probably have tolerated the hyperbole about the cooking, but all of the characters are treated the same way. Each one in his/her turn is the perfect embodiment of that character type, from the rugged, handsome ex-marine who knows how to hold and feed a newborn baby to the crotchety old local doctor who is really a sweetheart under his gruff demeanor.
I do not stop listening to many books that I purchase, but I had to let this one go.
What I liked was the description of the place. The characters: not very real,and that is being nice. The story is predictable.
What bother me most was that everything and everybody is just too perfect. As I said not real
Still, I finished it!
A friend recommended Robyn Carr's books to me and was I ever glad. Ms. Carr has to be my very favorite author. Her characters are so believable and the story lines are so lifelike. Virgin River was a book I couldn't stop listening to! Mel is a hoot and Jack is my dream man!
This is first in the series and I have them all. I very much enjoyed this and Therese Plummer is well suited for these stories. They make you laugh and they make you cry. I liked all of the charaters and they were well developed. Just a real Feel Good story.
I love books! Audiobooks take stories to the next level. I'm obsessed with Audible and will try to rate all of my books. Happy Listening! ;)
Very romantic and interesting. Also, the narrator is one of the best! I willk definitely get the whole series.