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Jack Lantern

Rhonesboro, TX

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  • The Secrets of Paradise Bay

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Devon Vaughn Archer
    • Narrated By Bella Czar
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    Owner of a string of Northwest car dealerships and movie theaters, Trey Lancaster is living a life of leisure. But all is not well in Paradise Bay, Oregon. After cheating on his wife with the wife of a wealthy client, Trey is trying to get past this moment of weakness, knowing that he loves his wife and no one else. But Ivana Kendall-Lancaster, former international model, has not been as easy to forgive or forget. Having already dealt with the pain of a miscarriage and her husband's infidelity, she turns to alcohol, only adding to the couple's woes.

    Henry Bennings says: "EXCELLENT IN EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS AUDIO!!!!!!!!!!"
    "Pretty damned Good STory and narration"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely! And I am already sharing this audio from my library with my roommate. Having a brother incarcerated drew me to this book. My brother and I always liked the same woman and for some weird reason, became extremely competitive when we both were in the same room in her presence. The Secrets of Paradise Bay, I think, portrays real life, rivaling siblings who love each other, but also at moments are hateful of one another. And yes .... to seduce your brothers wife is something my brother reveled in. But in this book, it is Ivana who seduced the great looking brother Clyde, but with almost justifiable cause. The older brother Trey was not nearly as animal magnetic as Clyde, and Ivana obviously was drawn to the raw sexuality Clyde oozed. Man .. Ivana was SMOKING HOT!!!!


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    It did a great job of that.


    What about Bella Czar’s performance did you like?

    I really enjoyed the characters narrated. They were spot on and if you know about urban lifestyles and the 'types' that live this lifestyle, you will find that Bella Czar nailed these characters beautifully. Ivana and Clydes sparring and flirtations were my faves .. the fight scenes between the brothers brought back good ol' memories! lol I really enjoyed the fact that a woman played the females part and the guy did the guy parts. Just made for a more real life audio experience. I think this with all audios. I'm in love with Ivana!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I'm not really a romantic type, but more a realist. Ivanna's passion for Clyde and her struggle to remain loyal to a cheating husband stirred empathy in me. And the fact that Clyde is Treys brother.


    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Ken Follett & John Lee Talk About Fall of Giants

    • ORIGINAL (11 mins)
    • By Ken Follett, John Lee
    • Narrated By Diana Dapito
    Overall
    (652)
    Performance
    (410)
    Story
    (410)

    Ken Follett and John Lee, the author and narrator of Pillars of the Earth and World Without End, are back together again for Fall of Giants, the first in The Century Trilogy. They recently chatted with Audible editor Diana Dapito about the new epic book, and what it was like to write and record it.

    IAmNotLynda says: "interesting interview!"
    "DECENT LISTEN"
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    Ken Follett confirmed he was a bit full of himself in this interview. Who doesn't love John Lee's voice. It was interesting to hear about how audio books are produced. John Lee just nails it every time as a narrator and I hope he continues to get hired on with the best selling books. I'm finding other narrators whom I really enjoy on Audible but a few will continue to hold their place in Top 10 lists of the Best!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Millionaire Upgrade

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Richard Parkes Cordock
    • Narrated By Nigel Acheson
    Overall
    (1179)
    Performance
    (594)
    Story
    (598)

    Imagine finding yourself sitting next to a self-made millionaire for eight hours on a long-haul international flight. Imagine that person was prepared to share with you the secrets of their success. For one lucky person this actually happened. Inspired by a true story, Millionaire Upgrade is the tale of one very experienced entrepreneur and one very lucky passenger.

    Philippe says: "A complementary book for the Millionaire series"
    "decent"
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    Would you try another book from Richard Parkes Cordock and/or Nigel Acheson?

    yea


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    No one person can think of every possible approach to motivation and learning. So I did learn a few new tricks I hadn't heard of before. But the rest of the suggestion I've already heard from motivational speakers and free online blogs.

    Thought it was a smart marketing tactic to introduce the other books available that are a continuation of this free edition. No one should be angry at clever marketing material. Now 'this' is something you can learn from this free audio book! The free stuff leads you to the 'better' stuff we charge for! (but then .. I new this marketing strategy already too).


    What aspect of Nigel Acheson’s performance would you have changed?

    He did a nice job. Liked his native accent and he sounded real, which is always a pleasant plus rather than over selling something.


    Could you see Millionaire Upgrade being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Just a little on the slow side in the pacing - I prefer fast paced jargon.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Free Excerpt: Star Wars: Heir to the Empire - Behind the Scenes

    • UNABRIDGED (21 mins)
    • By Timothy Zahn, Betsy Mitchell (editor)
    • Narrated By Timothy Zahn, Betsy Mitchell
    Overall
    (471)
    Performance
    (418)
    Story
    (408)

    Star Wars: Heir to the Empire: Behind the Scenes is a special recording that features new commentary by author Timothy Zahn and editor Betsy Mitchell, written for the 20th anniversary edition of Heir to the Empire, read by Zahn and Mitchell. Included here is audio from that new unabridged recording to enhance their comments.

    Asta says: "When a Sample Works"
    "liked the music!!"
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    What would have made Free Excerpt: Star Wars: Heir to the Empire - Behind the Scenes better?

    I would have preferred a more masculine, strong sounding male narrator. The males voice was fine in general, and maybe sounded more like a Star Wars Fan narrating which is good in its own right, but I like 'bigger than life' voices for such a huge epic.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    It was very informative and I liked the side notes.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Was a little thin and nasally sounding ...


    What character would you cut from Free Excerpt: Star Wars: Heir to the Empire - Behind the Scenes?

    they were all good characters actually.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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