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  • McKettricks of Texas: Garrett

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Linda Lael Miller
    • Narrated By Jack Garrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (28)

    Fast track up the political ladder, fast cars, fast women - that's Garrett McKettrick. Make that was. A city boy, Garrett doesn't think he has the land in his blood, but a scandal has brought him home to Blue River, Texas. Here he meets his former high school nemesis, Julie Remington. Good thing they have nothing in common... except their undeniable attraction and a future brighter than the Texas sun.

    luci says: "Shu--WING!"
    "Shu--WING!"
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    What did you love best about McKettricks of Texas: Garrett?

    Garrett and Julie are such believable characters. Important life decisions have to be made by both characters. Garrett is definitely alpha but you see a vulnerable side to him, too. I love that he still fights with his brothers behind the barn and then has to go on national television with a shiner. Garrett also treats Julie's son with respect and wonder.


    What other book might you compare McKettricks of Texas: Garrett to and why?

    Lisa Kleypas "Blue Eyed Devil" compares to "Garrett". Strong alpha males but vulnerable when it comes to their women. Hardy Cates tells Haven Travis as one point that he knew she might not love him or want to see him, but he was hoping it was ok for him to stay close in case she needed him. Garrett, upon getting injured, gripes and moans the whole time he was under observation because he wanted Julie to be in the same room with him-he knew she was in the waiting room.


    What does Jack Garrett bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    That smooth voice that identifies the characters through slight tonal differences. Nice.


    If you could rename McKettricks of Texas: Garrett, what would you call it?

    In This Moment...?


    Any additional comments?

    I love the McKettricks. I love it that they don't have to worry about money, yet they still work really hard at whatever they did and decide to do...

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  • Jewels of the Sun: Irish Jewels Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Patricia Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (989)
    Performance
    (639)
    Story
    (649)

    Determined to reevaluate her life, Jude Murray flees America to take refuge in Faerie Hill Cottage, where she immerses herself in the study of Irish Folklore and discovers hope for the future in the magic of the past.

    Marie says: "Reader ruined it for me"
    "Sigh...oh."
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    Would you listen to Jewels of the Sun again? Why?

    Absolutely! This is such a classic love story with a little magic thrown in.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Well, Jude and Aiden both top that list. Jude is at a crossroad and Aiden is still sort of at a crossroad. Aiden seems to have resigned himself to the fact that he will just be a pub owner after travelling the world. He doesn't talk about his travels much only because I think he still yearns to be freer. Jude has discovered she really hates what she has been expected to and did become. After all that hard work, what's a girl to do? Well, fall in love, I guess.


    What does Patricia Daniels bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Hhhmmm...not really sure.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Life is full of jewels...you just need to pick the right one.


    Any additional comments?

    I have read this book numerous times and decided I wanted to listen to it during my travels. I love the vulnerability of Aiden when he is hugging Jude Francis in the cottage during a party. Aiden's sister sees them and is ready to give them grief about pda when Aiden turns to her and she sees the look in his eyes. This vulnerable, unheralded look. The sister stops in her tracks and turns to leave. Her friend asks what's going on and she says, "He's in love." Sigh...

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  • 'Twas the Night

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Sandra Hill, Trish Jensen, Kate Holmes
    • Narrated By Lisa Scott
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (13)

    The three bad-boy bachelors of Snowdon, Maine, have to make it to a friend's Christmas Eve wedding on time - or die trying! They're willing to risk anything to make that happen - even dashing through the snow in the goofiest bus on Earth, bright red and filled with a bunch of merry, meddling senior citizens known as the Santa Brigade. All too soon, these men will have met their matches in three special women....

    Amazon Customer says: "The absolute worst reader I have ever heard."
    "What a buzz kill!"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Someone who is very flighty!


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    A different narrator! I loved the concept with three different writers, three different love stories all during the same time period with scenes overlapping each other and a whole cast of fun and funny characters that you see on a daily basis! I think I will READ this book next Christmas season and really enjoy it. The narrator was absolutely horrible. The only reason why I continued to listed to it was because I liked the story line.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Lisa Scott’s performances?

    Absolutely NOT!!!!


    What character would you cut from 'Twas the Night?

    Keep all the characters. Just ditch the narrator. She's fired!


    Any additional comments?

    Great story. Buzz kill narrator.

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  • Bet Me

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Jennifer Crusie
    • Narrated By Deanna Hurst
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1443)
    Performance
    (790)
    Story
    (805)

    Min Dobbs knows that happily-ever-after is a fairy tale, especially with a man who asked her to dinner to win a bet. Cal Morrisey knows commitment is impossible, especially with a woman as cranky as Min Dobbs. When they say good-bye at the end of their evening, they cut their losses and agree never to see each other again. But Fate has other plans.

    Amazon Customer says: "Another win!"
    "You betcha!"
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    Where does Bet Me rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Bet Me ranks close to the top. It's entertaining and keeps you going. It is a very chaotic novel with fun and lively characters. I have listened to or read books where it is chaotic, but only because the author doesn't seem to be able to get it together to write a clean, crisp story line. Jennifer Cruisie does this on purpose! This is like a opera singer being able to sing off key when she needs to.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Min who just seems to have a clutsy life and yes, chaos theory at its finest.


    What does Deanna Hurst bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The ability to add a hint of sarcasm in her voice when it was appropriate.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    ....say what?


    Any additional comments?

    I read this as I was keeping tabs on a philosophy class that a colleague was teaching regarding Cultural Theory through the ages. I have to agree with my colleague when she said, "This is a very intelligently written book." "Cruise got skill."

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  • Voyager

    • UNABRIDGED (43 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9430)
    Performance
    (6504)
    Story
    (6487)

    Set in the intriguing Scotland of 200 years ago, the third installment in the romantic adventures of Jamie and Claire is as compelling as the first. Now that Claire knows Jamie survived the slaughter at Culloden, she is faced with the most difficult decision of her life. She aches to travel back through time again to find the love of her life, but, in order to do that, she must leave their daughter behind.

    A User says: "7 Stars!! Brilliant!!"
    "I just can't stop!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If you want to invest time into a great story with valid historical facts--this would be the one! I thought, "OK, what other trouble can they get into?" It's still coming and it's all original.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Voyager?

    The most memorable scene...Second...when Claire appears in the printing shop and Jamie faints.That leads up to the most memorable when later on that same day they are in the small living quarter and Jamie sobs in Claire's lap. Looking back after finishing the book, you discover through Jamie's literary voice and can feel how all alone Jamie had been for the last 20 years. The deep love for Claire had always been there--he never stopped loving her...and while sobbing he released all that pain from those years away from each other and he was not alone anymore.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I have to go with the printing business scene when Claire and Jamie first see each other again...through the part in the book where Jamie just collapses and lets out the sorrow and longing of the last 20 years without Claire.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    I will find you....


    Any additional comments?

    This series is like a drug. I read the first book and like most other series I thought, "You can't top this." I walked around for days physically feeling the loss of connection with the characters in The Outlander and felt I couldn't continue because nothing could be as emotional for me. We,,eeellll, a year later I thought I could be ready, just out of curiosity...to peak at Dragonfly in Amber....It's a drug, I say! Diana Gibaldan is one the the richest, intelligent writers I have read. Her detail and originality are ingenious! How can one head hold all of these profound scenes? I still have the statement that the philospher of nature said to Claire, "Faith is as strong a force as science, but more dangerous." This was along with a conversation from one "scientist" (doctor of medicine) to another "scientist, (doctor of nature). Science, you can write down a process and let others repeat that process to prove something. Religion, it's blind faith. Wow! There are so many profound statements that really shows the level of intelligence of Gibaldan.

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