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tgp157

Alabama, USA

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  • Carnal Innocence

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1216)
    Performance
    (1045)
    Story
    (1056)

    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"
    "Southern Doesn't Mean Stupid"
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    The book is excellent & the narrator does a good job on all the main characters & the basic narration. But his version of southern accents makes everyone in the Mississippi town except the main characters sound dumb as dirt. One guy sounds like Forrest
    gump for crying out loud. I'm from the south & have a southern accent but I'm not stupid. It's almost a verbal caricature of the south. It's painful to listen. I wish he'd backed off some. I know he can because the main character's accent isn't bad. I'm trying to finish the book. But I won't listen to anymore of his narrations if anyone in the book is from the south.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Saving Ceecee Honeycutt

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Beth Hoffman
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2775)
    Performance
    (1470)
    Story
    (1484)

    Laugh-out-loud funny and deeply touching, Beth Hoffman's sparkling debut is, as Kristin Hannah says, "packed full of Southern charm, strong women, wacky humor, and good old-fashioned heart." It is a novel that explores the indomitable strengths of female friendship and gives us the story of a young girl who loses one mother and finds many others.

    A User says: "Saving CeeCee Honeycutt"
    "OMG!!! I loved it"
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    This is such a good story. So well written & read. Depicted bipolar disorder excellently I think from my limited knowledge of it. Look forward to more from both the author & the narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Pecan Man

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Cassie Dandridge Selleck
    • Narrated By Suzanne Toren
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (34)

    In the summer of 1976, recently widowed and childless, Ora Lee Beckworth hires a homeless old black man to mow her lawn. The neighborhood children call him the Pee-can Man; their mothers call them inside whenever he appears. When the police chief's son is found stabbed to death near his camp, the man Ora knows as Eddie is arrested and charged with murder. Twenty-five years later, Ora sets out to tell the truth about the Pecan Man.

    Delah says: "LOVED IT! Great story. Great narrator."
    "Excellent"
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    I really enjoyed this book. I don't care what anybody says, I thought it was wonderfully written & all the characters were developed the perfect amount for their role in the story. Should be made into a movie. And the narrator was simply perfect. I thought she was an older lady but in other books she's read--she's not. She just that good. Highly recommend the book & the narrator. Will look for them both again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Wedding Gift

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Marlen Suyapa Bodden
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, January LaVoy
    Overall
    (193)
    Performance
    (178)
    Story
    (180)

    When Cornelius Allen gives his daughter Clarissa’s hand in marriage, he presents her with a wedding gift: the young slave she grew up with, Sarah. Sarah is also Allen’s daughter and Clarissa’s sister, a product of his longtime relationship with his house slave, Emmeline. When Clarissa’s husband suspects that their newborn son is illegitimate, Clarissa and Sarah are sent back to her parents, Cornelius and Theodora, in shame, setting in motion a series of events that will destroy this once-powerful family.

    C. Crawford says: "Wow! You must listen to this audio book!"
    "Amazing, Wonderful--Read it"
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    This was an amazing story. Wonderfully written. I love the way the chapters are either from Sarah or Theodora's point of view. Great ending. The subject matter is a destressing time in our history but this book is exception. I'm thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. Jenna Lamia & January LaVoy did superior jobs in the narration. I've listened to them both before but I really couldn't tell you which one was which in this book. The voices of each character were very distinct. Very easy to listen to. I cannot recommend this book more. Loved it. Would like to listen to or read more of Ms. Bodden's work.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Waiting on You: Blue Heron, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Kristan Higgins
    • Narrated By Amy Rubinate
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (161)
    Performance
    (149)
    Story
    (149)

    Colleen O'Rourke is in love with love…just not when it comes to herself. Most nights, she can be found behind the bar at the Manningsport, New York, tavern she owns with her twin brother, doling out romantic advice to the lovelorn, mixing martinis, and staying more or less happily single. Ten years ago Lucas Campbell, her first love, broke her heart - an experience Colleen doesn't want to have again, thank you very much. Since then, she's been happy with a fling here and there, some elite-level flirting, and playing matchmaker to her friends. But a family emergency has brought Lucas back to town....

    Amazon Customer says: "Very funny and entertaining"
    "Good story but enuf w/the 'special plcs'-Really?"
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    This is a great story but the author overuses "special places" & sphincter. I mean--Really???? A bit juvenile. She's also redundant with some words within just a few sentences of each other & then hardly use the word again. But I really liked the story line. Just drop the silly stuff--over trying to be quirky. The narrator is excellent. Great accents & you can always tell a difference in the characters. I will read Book 4, however, despite any issues I have the extras.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sand Castle Bay: Ocean Breeze, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Sherryl Woods
    • Narrated By Shannon McManus
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (88)
    Performance
    (76)
    Story
    (79)

    In a trade-off she’s lived to regret, Emily Castle left home years ago to become an interior designer. The youngest of the three sisters, Emily desperately wanted to prove herself. Success, though, came at the cost of leaving behind the man she loved. For Boone Dorsett, losing Emily left his heart shattered, but another woman was waiting in the wings. Now a widower with a young son, Boone has a second chance with Emily when a storm brings her home. But with his former in-laws threatening a custody suit, the stakes of loving her are higher than ever.

    Country Woman says: "Disappointed in narration."
    "Either Story or Narrator are One Dimensional"
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    I'm not sure if it is the narrator or the storyline but I found this book to be very shallow & one dimensional. I kept listening hoping it was get better but it never did really. The hero of the story needs to stand up to his irrational pushing former mother in law. Both main characters are selfish. I kept wondering if I was actually reading the book instead of listening to it would I like it better. I don't know & probably never will because I doubt that I will listen or read any more of Ms. Woods books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ford County: Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By John Grisham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (385)
    Performance
    (123)
    Story
    (125)

    John Grisham returns to Ford County, Mississippi, the setting of his immensely popular first novel, A Time to Kill. This wholly surprising collection of stories reminds us once again why Grisham is America's favorite storyteller.

    Wendy S. Ohl says: "Good story, hard to listen to"
    "Good Stories but John--don't quite your day job."
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    These are just stories & by 'just' I don't mean bad. I mean they are short stories & nothing deeper than that. They are good stories that I really enjoyed. However, John Grisham needs to still to writing the stories & leave the narrating to others. He is not an actor. Just about put me to sleep. He basically just reads--no inflection hardly--no distinctive differences in the characters voices. But I still love his writing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dance Upon the Air: Three Sisters Island Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1475)
    Performance
    (902)
    Story
    (908)

    When Nell Channing arrives on charming Three Sisters Island, she believes that she's finally found refuge from her abusive husband - and from the terrifying life she fled so desperately eight months ago. Just as Nell starts to wonder if she'll ever be able to break free of her fear, she realizes that the island suffers from a terrible curse - one that can only be broken by the descendants of the Three Sisters, the witches who settled the island back in 1692.

    Allicia says: "Good Romance, Not So Good Narration"
    "Great Re-read."
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    Read this book years ago, but really enjoyed listening to it this time. Some would say it's typical Nora Roberts following a basic pattern & they'd be right. But that's what I like about Nora. The paranormal storyline is something I don't believe in but this is fiction. I'm glad I read it again. Sandra Burr does a great job narrating.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dark Witch: The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1818)
    Performance
    (1658)
    Story
    (1650)

    With indifferent parents, Iona Sheehan grew up craving devotion and acceptance. From her maternal grandmother, she learned where to find both: a land of lush forests, dazzling lakes, and centuries-old legends. Ireland. County Mayo, to be exact. Where her ancestors’ blood and magic have flowed through generations - and where her destiny awaits.

    Ann says: "Over the top"
    "Couldn't get passed the prologue."
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    I usually love Nora Roberts, but I just couldn't get passed the first few pages. When the evil force started molesting the little girl in her dreams--that's when I quit listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Black Rose: In the Garden, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Susie Breck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (774)
    Performance
    (559)
    Story
    (556)

    At 45, Rosalind Harper is a woman whose experiences have made her strong enough to bend without breaking - and weather any storm. A widow with three grown sons, she survived a disastrous second marriage, and built her In the Garden nursery from the ground up. But now her future is under attack.

    tina says: "great "
    "Great Story & Series But..."
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    Great story and series but once again southern does not mean stupid. I will never understand why actors & narrators think everyone from the south is a hick & should sound like one. The character of Hayley is read in such a way you think she doesn't have a lick of sense when she's quite intelligent. However, that is my only complaint. Otherwise, the book is perfect.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Blue Dahlia: In the Garden, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Susie Breck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1182)
    Performance
    (877)
    Story
    (877)

    Trying to escape the ghosts of the past, young widow Stella Rothchild, along with her two energetic little boys, has moved back to her roots in southern Tennessee - and into her new life at Harper House and In the Garden nursery. She isn't intimidated by the house - nor its mistress, local legend Roz Harper.

    bluebelle says: "Wonderful!"
    "Wonderful Series--How Does She Do It"
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    This is the first of a triology that is absolutely wonderful. I am constantly amazed at how Nora puts so much detail in to her books on so many different subject matters. This series the subject is gardening. Makes the books individual & interesting. Good narrator, too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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