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Karen

Books are to me what exercising is to those enthusiast. My pleasure is sitting down with a good book,its like" Calgon it takes me away"

Covington, La, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Temptation

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Alyson Silverman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (281)
    Performance
    (184)
    Story
    (189)

    Socialite Eden Carlbough didn't expect running a girls' camp to be easy, but she never thought she'd literally be run up an apple tree by the little monsters...nor did she think she'd come crashing down into the capable arms of orchard owner Chase Elliot. Chase knew he'd caught a windfall when he looked at the woman in his arms. He didn't like being cast as the serpent, but how could he resist when she'd just offered him such forbidden fruit?

    Kelley says: "No means yes?"
    "Big fan of Ms Roberts, not so of this book."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Story did not hold my attention, did not finish book


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Alyson Silverman?

    Yes


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I did not care in any way for this book.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sanctuary

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (436)
    Performance
    (289)
    Story
    (290)

    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.

    Lajuan says: "Intriguing"
    "Very difficult to get thru"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about Sanctuary?

    This story drug on and on and really didn't hold my interest. Much to long.With


    Has Sanctuary turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No. I am not as pleases with Mrs Roberts as I once was.


    What three words best describe Sandra Burr’s performance?

    Her reading was clear,and I cant complain about it


    What character would you cut from Sanctuary?

    none


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Motorcycle Man: Dream Man, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Kristen Ashley
    • Narrated By Kate Russell
    Overall
    (776)
    Performance
    (732)
    Story
    (731)

    Tyra Masters has had enough drama to last a lifetime. Now, she's back on track and looking forward to her new, quiet life. Until she meets the man of her dreams. The tattooed, muscled biker plies her with tequila-and the best sex of her life. She knows it isn't the tequila and hot sex talking. He's the kind of man she's always wanted. Unfortunately, he's also her new boss…

    Jordy says: "Holy Mother of Delicious Hotness!!!"
    "Different type of book"
    Overall
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    Story
    Would you listen to Motorcycle Man again? Why?

    Not sure. the language is truly a bit much, tough for me to listen to.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Motorcycle Man?

    I think this book is so different it could almost be a comedy. I am not familiar with Biker vernacular. I probably would have really enjoyed it if it wasn't for the constant naughty language.


    Have you listened to any of Kate Russell’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I didn't mind her performance at all. I would listen to her performance again in more audible books


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    it made me laugh a lot in many places, I just didn't expect the language.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Billionaire's Obsession: The Complete Collection: Mine for Tonight, Mine for Now, Mine Forever, Mine Completely

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By J. S. Scott
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Powers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (519)
    Performance
    (479)
    Story
    (484)

    Down-on-her-luck nursing student and full-time waitress Kara Foster gets a massive blow to her already desperate financial situation that will surely find her living on the streets. Needing nothing less than a miracle to save her, Kara gets rescue from an unknown, unlikely, and overwhelming source. Billionaire Simon Hudson makes her an offer that is impossible to refuse, but terrifying to accept from a man that she's never met. Will the handsome, alpha billionaire really be a solution to her problems? Or will he end up being a major complication and a danger to her emotional sanity?

    Leigh says: "Read it before."
    "Disapointed"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about The Billionaire's Obsession: The Complete Collection? What did you like least?

    in my opinion the collection began as a very enjoyable story, it quickly turned into an erotic,repetitious yarn, which quickly lost my interest. i put it down and do not know if i will pick it up again.


    What could J. S. Scott have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    i think it could use a real story line.


    Have you listened to any of Elizabeth Powers’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    my first performance, found her voice and expressions pleasing.


    Could you see The Billionaire's Obsession: The Complete Collection being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    NO


    Any additional comments?

    NOT AT THIS TIME

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Seduction and Snacks

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By Tara Sivec
    • Narrated By Romy Nordlinger
    Overall
    (382)
    Performance
    (354)
    Story
    (351)

    Claire is a 20-something, single mom who grudgingly helps her best friend sell sex toys while she attempts to make enough money to start her own business to give her foul-mouthed, but extremely loveable (when he's asleep) toddler a better life. When Carter, the one-night-stand from her past that changed her life forever, shows up in her hometown bar without any recollection of her besides her unique chocolate scent, Claire will make it a point that he remembers her this time. With Carter's undisguised shock at suddenly finding out he has a four-year-old son and Claire's panic that her stretch marks and slim-to-none bedroom experience will send the man of her dreams heading for the hills, the pair will do whatever they can to get their happily ever after.

    Angela says: "Very Good"
    "Did not hold my interest had to keep going back."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Very bored people


    What could Tara Sivec have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    She could have had a bit more inflection in her voice for each character.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Not able to comment this just wasn't for me


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Midnight Man

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Lisa Marie Rice
    • Narrated By Alexandra R. Josephs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (398)
    Performance
    (369)
    Story
    (364)

    Interior decorator Suzanne Barron's new tenant is the most dangerously sexy man she's ever met. Navy Commander John Huntington, a former SEAL (aka 'Midnight Man') works best under cover of darkness. Within hours of meeting him, Suzanne has wild, no-holds barred sex with John, then panics at the depth of her passionate response to such a powerful and dangerous warrior. Suzanne doesn't do sex like that. John is definitely someone she needs to avoid for her own peace of mind. But when killers come for her, Suzanne knows she can turn to only one man.

    NEW NAME says: "Alpha yummyness!!!!!!!!"
    "Nice story, not exciting, just ok"
    Overall
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    Story
    Would you listen to Midnight Man again? Why?

    Probably will, Hero a little too forceful than regretful. Not very pleasant at times.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The twist concerning main female character being persuded


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Neither


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Reckless: Renegades, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Skye Jordan, Joan Swan
    • Narrated By Piper Goodeve
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (386)
    Performance
    (362)
    Story
    (363)

    A couture wedding dress designer to the rich and famous, Lexi LaCroix's image means everything. Raised on the wrong side of the tracks, her years of polish and hard work are finally about to pay off. But crossing paths with a sexier-than-sin, bad-boy biker who makes her realize how much living she's sacrificed for her success, one touch is all it takes for Lexi to turn reckless. Jax Chamberlin has been screwed over by gorgeous gold-diggers one too many times. Though he runs his own stunt company, all of America knows his Hollywood face even years after he's given up acting.

    Alicja says: "Exciting and sexy"
    "A little much first few chapters book leveled out"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about Reckless? What did you like least?

    The reasons for the H &H actions were explained through out the book. Love prevailed


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Reckless?

    when the characters realized they were each worthy of getting to know more about each other. They each had redeeming qualities.


    Which character – as performed by Piper Goodeve – was your favorite?

    I enjoyed her portrayal of each character.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    no, not once I've read the book. it would depend on who wrote the screen adaptation.


    Any additional comments?

    I will look forward to more books in this series.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Gentle Warrior

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Julie Garwood
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (536)
    Performance
    (345)
    Story
    (346)

    In feudal England, Elizabeth Montwright barely escaped the massacre that destroyed her family and exiled her from her ancestral castle. Bent on revenge, she rode again through the fortress gates, disguised as a healer...to seek aid from Geoffrey Berkley, the powerful baron who had routed the murderers.

    Brenda says: "Love this story"
    "Not a big fan of this book, ok story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made Gentle Warrior better?

    It was very hum drum and slow, not interesting in the least.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Julie Garwood again?

    Yes, I usually enjoy Ms Garwood's stories, I have quite a few in my library.


    What didn’t you like about Anne Flosnik’s performance?

    I love Anne Flosnik's performances. This was not her usual way with voices. she was very
    off this time. I understand that the Hero was an angry person but the whole reading was very off kilter to me.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I don't think so this just didn't do it for me. I would never recommend it .



    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Wedding Party

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Robyn Carr
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (157)
    Performance
    (144)
    Story
    (142)

    After her divorce, Charlene Dugan vowed never to get married again - a promise she has kept for twenty-five years. Until the fateful day she finds herself uttering the well-known phrase - "Let's get married!" Almost immediately, Charlene's seemingly perfect life begins unraveling at the seams. Daughter Stephanie's own relationship is about to disintegrate, and she might be just a teensy-weensy bit jealous of her mom. And Charlene seems to be spending more time with her ex-husband than with her fiancé, Dennis.

    Grete says: "Laughed aloud, but lots of insight too"
    "Fun Story, Fun outcome"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, this was a good read, light and somewhat predictable but none the less worth the purchase


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The first husband, his determination to be with the person he loved.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    all the scenes that the H and H always up showing up at the same time,same place.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes and did just that


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Torn: A Billionaire Bachelors Club Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Monica Murphy
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels, Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (80)
    Performance
    (76)
    Story
    (76)

    Marina Knight came to this party for one thing only: To slap Gage Emerson in the face. With Gage poised to snatch up her family’s real estate empire, the sexy tycoon is on the verge of making an enemy for life — even if he can make her melt with a single kiss... When Gage discovers the alluring woman before him is the key to his latest acquisition, claiming her as his suddenly doesn’t seem quite so cut and dry. To get what he wants, he must get to know the fierce woman willing to face him down — as she steadily steals his heart.

    Karen says: "Too much like first book in the series"
    "Too much like first book in the series"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A lot more development in the characters. And it is never necessary to constantly use vulgar terms for body parts.Every sentence some foul word was used


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    NOT SURE, most of the writers I truly enjoy do not have books out presently.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Luke Daniels and Kate Rudd ?

    Did not have a big problem with Luke Daniels but Kate Rudd may want to stick with childrens books.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointent.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Crave: Billionaire Bachelors Club, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Monica Murphy
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre, Will Damron
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (127)
    Performance
    (121)
    Story
    (122)

    Billionaire Archer Bancroft always gets what he wants - and he’s wanted Ivy Emerson, his best friend’s sister, for far too long. Being forbidden and untouchable only makes her more tempting. When a million-dollar bet with his friends throws down a challenge - last bachelor standing takes it all - Archer knows he can win. That is, until one enchanted evening with Ivy takes his heart for a ride.

    Janit L Johnson says: "Good story but..."
    "Premise of story good, sexual contact to soon."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Anyone not interested in a story just wanted the sexual content


    Has Crave turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No I was willing to purchase entire three book series. started to listen but got very disinterested very quickly. i knew the content and results from the beginning


    Would you be willing to try another one of Justine Eyre and Will Damron ’s performances?

    Justine Eyres readings seem to fit Historical Novels much better.William Damron's reading not my favorite


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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