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G. M. Griffin

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  • The Wanderer: Thunder Point, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Robyn Carr
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (762)
    Performance
    (679)
    Story
    (684)

    Nestled on the Oregon coast is a small town of rocky beaches and rugged charm. Locals love the land’s unspoiled beauty. Developers see it as a potential gold mine. When newcomer Hank Cooper learns he’s been left an old friend’s entire beachfront property, he finds himself with a community’s destiny in his hands. Cooper has never been a man to settle in one place, and Thunder Point was supposed to be just another quick stop. But Cooper finds himself getting involved with the town. And with Sarah Dupre, a woman as complicated as she is beautiful.

    Music Lover says: "Good new series by Carr"
    "Thoroughly enjoyed it"
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    Would you listen to The Wanderer again? Why?

    Yes, i enjoyed the story.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Wanderer?

    When the end was not the forever after finish of alot of books but the acceptance of life as it can be.


    Which character – as performed by Therese Plummer – was your favorite?

    I enjoyed them all


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

    no


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mind Tryst

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Robyn Carr
    • Narrated By Christina Traister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (222)
    Performance
    (185)
    Story
    (189)

    Still reeling from her young son's death, Jackie Sheppard retreats to a small town in the Colorado Rockies. Comforted that no one knows of her tragic past, she's thrilled to take a job at a family law firm, where she meets Tom, the local carpenter. Jackie's distrust of others hinders their relationship, but they slowly build a budding romance. However, as she begins to settle into her new life, disturbing things start happening to Jackie...

    Kim says: "Not Your Normal Robyn Carr Book!"
    "Hated It"
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    Would you try another book from Robyn Carr and/or Christina Traister?

    Absolutely. I love Robyn's normal romance books but I disliked this book. And yes I knew this was a different genre.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I am listening to Kristin Higgins


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Christina Traister?

    I don't know but this narrator had a depressing voice


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

    I don't know, I didn't get further than 71 minutes into the book


    Any additional comments?

    I found this book to be absolutely depressing. I listened to 71 minutes, the first two chapters and it was all about this woman's depression with dealing with the loss of her son in a car accident and short marriage. It was just very difficult to listen too, not because of the loss but 71 minutes of the loss with more to come I am sure then to find out the male character was coping with the loss of his wife and child who had been murdered, WTH, now I have to listen to two people go on and on and on about it? This is a story, fiction, and it should not have taken over the whole story, this was just not entertaining. I got to a point where I was dreading listening to the next fifteen minutes as I was just expecting more and more of the same bleak, disheartening reading.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Eye: A Gray Man Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Mark Greaney
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1795)
    Performance
    (1602)
    Story
    (1616)

    Ex-CIA master assassin Court Gentry has always prided himself on his ability to disappear at will, to fly below the radar and exist in the shadows - to survive as the near-mythical Gray Man. But when he takes revenge upon a former employer who betrayed him, he exposes himself to something he’s never had to face before. A killer who is just like him. Code-named Dead Eye, Russell Whitlock is a graduate of the same ultra-secret Autonomous Asset Program that trained and once controlled Gentry.

    Adegoke A. Adeyemo says: "Finally found out about Kiev!!!"
    "Enjoyable"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Would you listen to Dead Eye again? Why?

    maybe


    What other book might you compare Dead Eye to and why?

    One of Mark Greaney's earlier ones


    What about Jay Snyder’s performance did you like?

    Very good at different characters


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

    Disappointment. I did not like that once again Court does not find out why he is being hunted. And once again, he seems to not be able to see a couple of steps ahead. And once again he is running.


    Any additional comments?

    I have decided I wont be reading another of these books as I don't want to read another book that has the same type of storyline that I have already read 4 of. I feel it will just be another book that just keeps the same story going from earlier.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Secrets of a Shoe Addict

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Beth Harbison
    • Narrated By Orlagh Cassidy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (91)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (35)

    Loreen Murphy hadn't meant to hire a male prostitute in Las Vegas. It was all just a big, stupid, expensive misunderstanding. Abbey Walsh never intended anyone to find out about the fact that she's being blackmailed. As a minister's wife, her sordid past was supposed to be a secret. Tiffany Vanderslice Dreyer never dreamed that she'd find herself up to her eyeballs in credit card debt from one mad moment of a shopping spree.

    Frances says: "A Fun listen"
    "Disappoining"
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    What would have made Secrets of a Shoe Addict better?

    The story slowed and just lost its momentum.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Beth Harbison again?

    Yes, she was a good narrator.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Secrets of a Shoe Addict?

    I didn't read the whole thing so I cant comment. I just lost interest in listening to this about half way through.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Fallen Angel: Gabriel Allon, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Daniel Silva
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    Overall
    (1336)
    Performance
    (1114)
    Story
    (1107)

    After narrowly surviving his last operation, Gabriel Allon, the wayward son of Israeli intelligence, has taken refuge behind the walls of the Vatican, where he is restoring one of Caravaggio's greatest masterpieces. But early one morning he is summoned to St. Peter's Basilica by Monsignor Luigi Donati, the all-powerful private secretary to his Holiness Pope Paul VII. The body of a beautiful woman lies broken beneath Michelangelo's magnificent dome.

    Audiophile says: "When will Gabriel retire?"
    "Loved It"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Fallen Angel to be better than the print version?

    I don't know, I think it would be the same.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was interesting and kept me wondering what would come next.


    Which character – as performed by George Guidall – was your favorite?

    The main character, was interesting and had a normal sort of life outside of the assassinations, black ops, etc.


    0 of 0 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
    (974)
    Performance
    (867)
    Story
    (872)

    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!"
    "Terrible"
    Overall
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    What disappointed you about The Look of Love?

    this book was written in my opinion without real thought to battered women or sensitive men. I listened to two chapters which was about 45 minutes to find I just couldn't put myself thought it anymore.


    What was most disappointing about Bella Andre’s story?

    Her characters changed within half an hour of meeting each other. They were just horny without any substance. She started the book with the female character being beaten and jumpy and skittish to within half an hour of meeting the male character of satisfying herself in his hot tub with him watching!! And he started off as a sensitive man noticing her bruises and decides he has to take it slowly and get her trust to within half an hour of bursting in on her and invading her privacy. This would not happen in the real world and is just ridiculous.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Eva Kaminsky?

    Yes, she read the book well.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    nope,


    Any additional comments?

    I would never listen or read to another of this authors. Its a real let down.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Skinner

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Charlie Huston
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (24)

    Known by the name of the psychological experiment that fostered his emotionless brutality, Skinner founded his career in "asset protection" on fear. To touch anyone under Skinner's protection was to invite destruction. A savagely effective methodology, until Skinner's CIA handlers began to fear him as much as his enemies did and banished him to the hinterlands of the intelligence community.

    Michael G. Kurilla says: "Off beat psychological spy thriller"
    "Did not enjoy"
    Overall
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    Would you try another book from Charlie Huston and/or Jay Snyder?

    No for Charlie, yes for Jay


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Dan Brown


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    yes


    What character would you cut from Skinner?

    Jay


    Any additional comments?

    I did not enjoy this book. I found it hard to work out the story and I found it quite disjointed. Due to this I did not get past the half way through chapter 5. I would not read another of this authors as it was too disjointed for me.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Open Season

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Linda Howard
    • Narrated By Deborah Hazlett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (388)
    Performance
    (343)
    Story
    (348)

    Daisy Minor is bored. Worse than that, she's boring. A plain, small-town librarian, she's got a wardrobe as sexy as a dictionary and hasn't been on a date in years. She's never even had a lukewarm love affair, let alone a hot one. So when she wakes up on her 34th birthday and wonders how it is that she still lives with her widowed mom and spinster aunt while her friends have all gotten married and started families, she decides it's time to get a life - and a sex life.

    Alisa says: "Finally on Audible after all these years."
    "Too much of a prude for the main character"
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    What would have made Open Season better?

    Rewrite the main female character


    What was most disappointing about Linda Howard’s story?

    The female lead was a prude and was judgemental and not very nice.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    i dont know as i didnt listen to the whole book


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

    .


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Whiskey Beach

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1158)
    Performance
    (1010)
    Story
    (1013)

    For more than 300 years, Bluff House has sat above Whiskey Beach, guarding its shore - and its secrets. But to Eli Landon, it’s home.… A Boston lawyer, Eli has weathered an intense year of public scrutiny and police investigations after being accused of - but never arrested for - the murder of his soon-to-be-ex wife. He finds sanctuary at Bluff House, even though his beloved grandmother is in Boston recuperating from a nasty fall. Abra Walsh is always there, though.

    Kim Venatries says: "Not So Good"
    "One of her Worst"
    Overall
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I am not sure who would enjoy this, i think this is poorly written


    Has Whiskey Beach turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    What didn’t you like about Peter Berkrot’s performance?

    He was shocking. His reading was simpering and in the stronger parts that should have been read with some strength and force in his voice, this was lacking. I do not want to hear another book narrated by him.


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

    I would cut about 4 hrs of this. There was alot of repitition and wimply simpering rubbish. It was like a mills and boon book and not a quality Nora Roberts book. It was not necessary to the story and as these things had already been mentioned in the book a number of times, i do not see the point in repeating them even if they were worded differently. They ended up being the same and i didnt want to hear it again. The problem was i would have also skipped chapters if necessary in a book and just skimmed the areas necessary.


    Any additional comments?

    I ended up starting the second part of the audio book and then skipping to the last 2 chapters as i just couldnt stand to listen to another 4-5 hours of unnecessary waffle. I am very disappointed in this book and would be hesitant about purchasing another of her stand alone books and that says something as i have read every book she has written since about 1995. I would read her trilogys anytime but her stand alone ones have lost their touch.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kissing Under the Mistletoe: A St. Helena Vineyard Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Marina Adair
    • Narrated By Renee Raudman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (105)
    Performance
    (95)
    Story
    (94)

    Regan Martin stopped believing in Christmas miracles the day she discovered her fiancé was already married. The fallout cost her everything - her career, her home, and her impeccable reputation in the wine industry. But now she has a second chance with a dream job in the Napa Valley, and a cozy cottage for her and her daughter, whose one Christmas wish is for a forever home. But those hopes are threatened when Gabe DeLuca, the scorned wife’s brother, tries to drive Regan out of town - even if he can’t seem to drive the luscious beauty from his thoughts.

    Maria says: "Mixed Feelings on this One!"
    "lighthearted"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    yes


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    ok


    Which scene was your favorite?

    they were all ok


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    if the main female character stood up for herself a bit more


    Any additional comments?

    good lighthearted reading

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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