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Kimberly

Lafayette, IN, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • How to Romance a Rake: Ugly Duckling Trilogy Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Manda Collins
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (228)
    Performance
    (196)
    Story
    (205)

    What's a nice girl like Miss Juliet Shelby doing at a place like Lord Deveril's ballroom? With her shy demeanor, she's a total stranger to the dance floor and a source of mockery for the ton. So imagine her surprise when Deveril gallantly comes to her defense - and offers to teach her to dance! Juliet can hardly believe the most handsome bachelor in London would notice her, until he takes her in his arms and sets her heart ablaze. Lord Alec Deveril has never felt such a spark of attraction for an unmarried lady before. Unlike the "fashionable" ladies he's accustomed to, Juliet possesses a generous spirit, a fiery intelligence, and a secret.

    DARA says: "Second Book Delivers"
    "Great Read!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of How to Romance a Rake to be better than the print version?

    I did not read the printed version but the audio version is wonderful. Enough humor and intrigue to keep me hooked even though I should have been do something other than listening to a book. I just couldn't stop listening to it. I can't wait for the next one to come out.


    What other book might you compare How to Romance a Rake to and why?

    Maybe the historical romances by Eloisa James or Julie Garwood because it has steamy romance, humor, and intrigue.


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

    She was perfect - all of the different voices and emotions were obvious and it was easy to really "feel" the different characters.


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

    YES


    Any additional comments?

    It was so nice to read a romance where the heroine isn't too stubborn and with a "prim and way too proper" attitude. Well worth the money and credit - I want to listen to it all over again!

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Greatest Lover Ever: Westruthers, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Christina Brooke
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Wiley
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    Beautiful, exuberant, and stubborn Georgiana Black has more spirit than sense - which she learns when an ultimatum to the Earl of Beckenham at a London ball ends their engagement. Six years later, Georgie is less concerned with impending spinsterhood than with making sure her young sister doesn't make the same mistakes she did. But soon Georgie stumbles into a scandalous encounter with none other than her former fiancé.

    Kimberly says: "Very Wordy"
    "Very Wordy"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I don't really know. Maybe someone with lots of patience. The concept of the story was very good, however it was so wordy that it became so frustrating that I had to stop about half way through. I kept falling asleep and when I woke up, I hadn't really missed anything.


    What could Christina Brooke have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Less description of what is going on inside the main characters mind. It was the same thing only worded a little differently and done over and over and over again.


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

    She is very, very good. She is the main reason I purchased the book.


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

    Frustration!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Her Sudden Groom: Groom Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Rose Gordon
    • Narrated By B. F. Laskar
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (61)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
    (55)

    The overly scientific, always respectable, and socially awkward Alexander Banks has just been informed his name resides on a betrothal agreement right above the name of the worst chit in all of England. With a loophole that allows him to marry another without consequence before the thirtieth anniversary of his birth, Alex has only four weeks to find another woman and make her his wife. Being the logical scientist he is, Alex decides to take his friend's advice and treat his quest for a bride just like a science experiment...

    Kimberly says: "Story good - narrator was not."
    "Story good - narrator was not."
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Probably not. The frustration I felt with the narrator pretty much ruined it.


    What other book might you compare Her Sudden Groom to and why?

    Not sure


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    At first I thought she might be OK...... However as the book went on, she got more and more monotone and by the last half of the book she sounded totally bored.


    Could you see Her Sudden Groom being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    There are so many audiobooks I would like to get, but find myself very hesitant if I don't know the narrator already. This one has some Amazon reviews but that does not help determine if the narrator is any good. The narrator can make or break the whole story.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • How to Dance With a Duke: Ugly Duckling Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Manda Collins
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (312)
    Performance
    (271)
    Story
    (270)

    Miss Cecily Hurston would much rather explore the antiquities of Egypt than the uncharted territory of marriage. But the rules of her father's exclusive academic society forbid her entrance unless she weds one of its members. To clear her ailing father's name of a scandalous rumor, Cecily needs to gain admission into the Egyptian Club-and is willing to marry any old dullard to do it. Lucas Dalton, Duke of Winterson, is anything but dull.

    Desarae says: "You Never Know When You Will Find Love or a Murder"
    "Verry good"
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    If you could sum up How to Dance With a Duke in three words, what would they be?

    Very, very good


    What other book might you compare How to Dance With a Duke to and why?

    Maybe the historical romances by Eloisa James or Julie Garwood - steamy romance, humor and intrigue


    Which character – as performed by Anne Flosnik – was your favorite?

    Lucas!


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

    Intrigue, humor, and romance!


    Any additional comments?

    Well worth the time, money, and credit!

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • A Duke's Temptation: Bridal Pleasures, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Jillian Hunter
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (41)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (37)

    Samuel Charles Aubrey St. Aldwyn, Duke of Gravenhurst, is a radical rogue and champion of unpopular causes. No one would dream that he is also the author of a bestselling series of dark historical novels, a writer accused of corrupting the morals of the public, and a master seducer who counts among his passionate fans wellborn Miss Lily Boscastle. But Lily is no stranger to disrepute....

    Kimberly says: "Not worth the time or money"
    "Not worth the time or money"
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    Would you try another book from Jillian Hunter and/or Justine Eyre?

    no


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Something that isn't Jilliam Hunter


    What didn’t you like about Justine Eyre’s performance?

    It was ok - but not great


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from A Duke's Temptation?

    all of it


    Any additional comments?

    First 10 chapters devoted to one evening. Really? I couldn't finish the book after that. Waste of money.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stranger in My Arms

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Lisa Kleypas
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (588)
    Performance
    (515)
    Story
    (516)

    “Lady Hawksworth, your husband is not dead.” With those words, Lara’s life turned upside down. Hunter, Earl of Hawksworth, had been lost at sea. Or so she’d been told. Their unhappy marriage - with its cold caresses and passionless kisses – was over. But now a powerful, virile man stood before her, telling secrets only a husband could know, and vowing she would once again be his wife in every way.

    CAROLYN says: "ONE OF HER BEST YET, I COULDN'T STOP LISTENING"
    "Awful Herione"
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    What did you love best about Stranger in My Arms?

    Hunter - he was great and the only one in the whole story with any common sense.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Lisa Kleypas again?

    Yes - because I have read some of her other books and liked them.


    Which character – as performed by Rosalyn Landor – was your favorite?

    Mr. Young


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

    Yes - anger and disgust. The heroine was so extremely self righteous and stupid


    Any additional comments?

    Wish I hadn't gotten this one

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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