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Katrina

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.

ratings
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REVIEWS
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FOLLOWING
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FOLLOWERS
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HELPFUL VOTES
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  • From This Moment On: The Sullivans, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Bella Andre
    • Narrated By Eva Kaminsky
    Overall
    (556)
    Performance
    (497)
    Story
    (505)

    For 36 years, Marcus Sullivan has been the responsible older brother, stepping in to take care of his seven siblings after their father died when they were children. But when the perfectly ordered future he's planned for himself turns out to be nothing but a lie, Marcus needs one reckless night to shake free from it all. Nicola Harding is known throughout the world by only one name - Nico - for her catchy, sensual pop songs. Only what no one knows about the 25-year-old singer is that her sex-kitten image is totally false.

    CAROLYN says: "Another winner from Ms. Andre"
    "Nice story, can't wait for the next Sullivan!"
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    What did you love best about From This Moment On?

    The story is great, the continuation in this series is something I'm looking forward to. I am dying to know what happens to the next Sullivan!


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Craving Him: A Love By Design Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Kendall Ryan
    • Narrated By Shayna Thibodeaux, Jason Carpenter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (38)

    In Working It, New York Times best-selling author Kendall Ryan delivered a sexy and addictive contemporary romance about Emmy Clarke, a sweet southern girl out of her depth in New York City’s cutthroat fashion industry, and Ben Shaw, the hot male model who introduced her to a world of pleasure. But their story is far from complete.…

    Katrina says: "Good book but........."
    "Good book but........."
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I got so annoyed with her mind, if that makes sense. Having a little hesitation is one thing, but honestly, the things that she got mad at him for, were NOT his fault! I mean seriously, how old are these characters supposed to be again??


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

    She wouldn't have been so apprehensive and childish.


    What about Shayna Thibodeaux and Jason Carpenter ’s performance did you like?

    They did a wonderful job, as always. I purchased this book because they had teamed up to narrate it. Every other book they have done together I have enjoyed!


    Was Craving Him worth the listening time?

    Sure, it got me through the long ride to work.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hostage

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By James Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (425)
    Performance
    (295)
    Story
    (290)

    Jeff Talley was a good husband, a fine father, and a frontline negotiator with LAPD's SWAT unit. But the high stress, unforgiving job took an irreparable toll on his psyche. After a despondent father murders his wife and son and takes his own life, Talley hits bottom. His marriage ends, he resigns from SWAT, and he struggles to escape from his former life. But Talley's pursuit of peaceful small-town life is about to change.

    David says: "Wonderful clarity of plot and character"
    "Great Listen, Action & Narrator"
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    Would you listen to Hostage again? Why?

    Yes, because there is so much going on, I probably missed something :)


    What did you like best about this story?

    The multiple viewpoints


    What about James Daniels’s performance did you like?

    He was great, you knew which character you were listening to


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

    The family interactions


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • If You Were Mine: The Sullivans, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Bella Andre
    • Narrated By Eva Kaminsky
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (412)
    Performance
    (378)
    Story
    (376)

    Can two people who have both sworn off love find forever in each other's arms? Find out in If You Were Mine, the fifth book in Bella Andre's best-selling Sullivan family contemporary romance series.

    Amazon Customer says: "The impact of a father..."
    "Love the Sullivans!!"
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    Where does If You Were Mine: The Sullivans, Book 5 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I love the series, I can't wait for the next one to come to Audible! When I want easy listening and a heart warming story, mixed with characters that I came to know, along with new ones, I reach for The Sullivans, EVERY TIME!!


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

    She is wonderful for this series, I couldn't think of anyone else reading it.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Virgin River

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Robyn Carr
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1567)
    Performance
    (1067)
    Story
    (1081)

    Recently widowed, grieving Los Angeles midwife/nurse Melinda Monroe answers a small upstate town's ad for help. Nestled amongst California's giant redwoods, quaint Virgin River is host to many quirky characters - including bar owner Jack Sheridan, who may be just the man to make Melinda smile again.

    Houston mom says: "Great author if you like Nora Roberts!"
    "Virgin River Series is AWESOME!"
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    Where does Virgin River rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Virgin River?

    When Mel first arrived at the cabin in Virgin River. Laugh out Loud Funny!


    What about Therese Plummer’s performance did you like?

    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!


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

    When Mel was on her bed apologizing to her husband. So heart warming.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sharp Objects

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Ann Marie Lee
    Overall
    (2975)
    Performance
    (2291)
    Story
    (2307)

    Words are like a road map to reporter Camille Preaker's troubled past. Fresh from a brief stay at a psychiatric hospital, Camille's first assignment from the second-rate daily paper where she works brings her reluctantly back to her hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls.

    Kelley says: "I agree with Stephen King"
    "Good Book, not Great"
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    What did you like best about Sharp Objects? What did you like least?

    The story was good, slow moving in parts.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The performance was ok, I have heard better.


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

    Probably not, but I could see it as an episode from Law and Order


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Carnal Innocence

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1158)
    Performance
    (994)
    Story
    (1005)

    New York Times best-selling novelist Nora Roberts captivates millions of fans with her provocative blend of scorching passion and chilling suspense. With Carnal Innocence, she creates a gripping tale of murder, infatuation, and true love in a small southern town. After beautiful concert violinist Caroline Waverly breaks up with her conductor and lover Luis, she escapes to her late grandmother’s home in Innocence, Mississippi.

    Karen says: "The wait has ended"
    "Great Book!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Carnal Innocence the most enjoyable?

    Great story, exceptional characters, people that you can know and love.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Carnal Innocence?

    Finding out who did it


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

    The narrator was great at differentiating between the characters, he was enjoyable to listen to.


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

    There were so many moments, I laughed out loud at times, it was an overall great story with mystery and romance.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Quickie

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
    • Narrated By Mary Stuart Masterson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (861)
    Performance
    (127)
    Story
    (137)

    Lauren Stillwell isn't your average damsel in distress. When the NYPD cop discovers her husband leaving a hotel with another woman, she decides to beat him at his own game. But her revenge goes dangerously awry, and she finds her world spiraling into a hell that becomes more terrifying by the hour.

    Sarah says: "Implausible plot"
    "Great Book!!"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Quickie the most enjoyable?

    My only complaint is the dumb music that fades in and out every so often...Other than that, Mary Stuart Masterson was Awesome, the story was Awesome and the ending a complete surprise!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Switch

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Megan Hart
    • Narrated By Filomena Contessa
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (347)
    Performance
    (158)
    Story
    (163)

    "Don't get me wrong, I'm not in the habit of reading other people's mail, but it was just a piece of paper with a few lines scrawled on it, clearly meant for the apartment upstairs. It looked so innocent, but decidedly - deliciously - it was not."

    Stephanie says: "LOVE MEGAN HARTS BOOKS."
    "Sadly Disappointed"
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    Would you try another book from Megan Hart and/or Filomena Contessa?

    I don't care to ever hear Filomena's voice again. Too nasal-y. Megan Hart has put out some good book, this one is not one of her best.


    What was most disappointing about Megan Hart’s story?

    The storyline seemed to drag on, and on, and on. I listened to half of the book and couldn't continue.... it hadn't picked up yet!


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Her voice, I found it hard to get into the characters.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Switch?

    The bar


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Decadent: Wicked Lovers Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Shayla Black
    • Narrated By Lexi Maynard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (574)
    Performance
    (520)
    Story
    (524)

    How can a virgin seeking happily ever after with a hot pop star who has a penchant for threesomes win her fantasy man? Kimber Edgington desperately needs a plan to convince Jesse McCall, who's been her friend and secret crush since they spent a summer together as teenagers, that they are meant for each other. But all the tabloid stories about his sexual escapades make her feel oh so inadequate.

    Sandra says: "To Menage or Not"
    "Great Story! Give me more Shayla!"
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    If you could sum up Decadent in three words, what would they be?

    Hot, Wicked & Mysterious


    What did you like best about this story?

    The way you could just reach out and touch the characters.


    Which character – as performed by Lexi Maynard – was your favorite?

    Deek


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

    Unforseen Circumstances


    Any additional comments?

    Great story, a great continuation of Wicked Ties. I can't wait to hear more from Shayla Black!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Look of Love: The Sullivans, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Bella Andre
    • Narrated By Eva Kaminsky
    Overall
    (978)
    Performance
    (870)
    Story
    (875)

    With The Look of Love, best-selling author Bella Andre introduces you to a fun and emotional contemporary romance series about the Sullivan family. Because when a Sullivan bad boy falls... he falls hard. And it's forever. Chloe Peterson is having a bad night. A really bad night. The large bruise on her cheek can attest to that. And when her car skids off the side of a wet country road straight into a ditch, she's convinced even the gorgeous guy who rescues her must be too good to be true. Or is he?

    Angelia says: "Great find! Romantic, Sweet with serious Heat!"
    "Loved this book!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Look of Love to be better than the print version?

    I loved this so much that I had to continue reading the series. I can't wait for the 3rd book to come out so I can find out what happens! The narration was great and spot on!


    11 of 14 people found this review helpful

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