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Monica

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  • Whispering Rock

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Robyn Carr
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
    Overall
    (976)
    Performance
    (646)
    Story
    (654)

    In Robyn Carr's Whispering Rock, wounded LAPD Sergeant Mike Valenzuela finds the help and healing he needs in Virgin River. Now he longs for the marital bliss his Marine Corps buddies enjoy. And he thinks he's found the right woman. But after she's brutally attacked, Mike must show her how to trust again.

    Julie says: "Special stories"
    "Thoughtful romance..."
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    What did you love best about Whispering Rock?

    Another great romance from Robyn Carr. I love a good romance, but I like for there to be a mystery for the reader to decipher or some sort of drama from which the characters grow. This book has all of that... It shows characters with rich character development, and also those with very immature character development -- unethical characters. This book addresses the impact of rape, date rape, adultery and betrayal, and life after those devastating events. The tone and tenor of the book is solemn and respectful. As a character... you are either in the respectful good guy/gal camp -- or not. The tone and tenor is very different from the Kresley Cole series -- paranormal with flippant sarcasm. I like both types of tones even though they are so different. I'll definitely download the next Robyn Carr book. I'm a fan.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Whispering Rock?

    When Preacher declares that it's ovulation day.


    What about Therese Plummer’s performance did you like?

    She's an excellent narrator and I liked her for MOST of the book. I don't like it when she speaks in Spanish because the accent is all wrong. In the future, she should get a latino actor to come in and then mimic the phrase for the audio version. Otherwise, she's one of my favorites.


    If you could take any character from Whispering Rock out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Maybe Mel. She's very likable and seems like she could carry a great conversation. She respects your privacy but will be open and honest. When Jack had concerns about Mike dating his sister Bree and stated something to the effect that Mike was a dog and probably wanted to get laid, Mel responded saying that that was irrelevant. She noted that it shouldn't count against Mike if he wants to get closer to the woman he loves.


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  • Breathless: House of Rohan Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Anne Stuart
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    Overall
    (265)
    Performance
    (178)
    Story
    (177)

    Ruined beyond repair and shunned by London society, lovely Miranda Rohan rebelliously embraces the freedom that comes from having nothing left to lose. However, this dangerous course throws her under the power of the darkly enigmatic Lucien de Malheur - known to many as the Scorpion. Seeking to destroy the Rohans, Lucien traps Miranda in a marriage she thinks is based on friendship but instead is rooted in vengeance.

    Judy says: "Not Your Ordinary Love Story"
    "Horrible plot!"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Anne Stuart is a skillful author, but the plot was horrible.


    What was most disappointing about Anne Stuart’s story?

    SPOILER ALERT: The story was unbelievable. The villain/protagonist coerces Miranda Rohan into remaining with him by threatening to kill Miranda's brother and states that he is motivated by vengeance. The basis of this vengeance? Lucien's insane half sister kills herself because of a slight from one of Miranda's brothers. Lucien commissions another man to destroy Miranda's reputation by abducting and raping her and then proceeds to rape her himself at a later point in the book. Disappointingly, Stuart describes the rape as "not rape" since Miranda didn't resist since she knew she would not be able to win and would be overpowered. After another betrayal, Lucien shows scars to Miranda, and Miranda cries and forgives everything. Lucien never earned trust or respect... never works to earn love.


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

    Ericksen sounds like a very mature narrator... maybe in her mid to late 40s or 50s... not that of a woman in her 20s.


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

    Disappointment.


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