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Rhonda

WILBERFORCE NSW, Australia | Member Since 2010

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  • The Chance: A Thunder Point Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Robyn Carr
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (322)
    Performance
    (291)
    Story
    (292)

    With its breathtaking vistas and down-to-earth people, Thunder Point is the perfect place for FBI agent Laine Carrington to recuperate from a gunshot wound and contemplate her future. The locals embraced Laine as one of their own after she risked her life to save a young girl from a dangerous cult. Knowing her wounds go beyond the physical, Laine hopes she'll fit in for a while and find her true self in a town that feels safe. She may even learn to open her heart to others, something an undercover agent has little time to indulge.

    Carol D. says: ""Deja vu all over again""
    "Entertaining story"
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    Having listed to the first three books in the Thunder Point series, Robyn Carr has the ability to make you feel that you are among friends in each book. Its always nice to if briefly catch up on the characters from the former books.

    I enjoyed The Chance with the main characters Laine, who we met in the last book & Eric too. We meet the surly teenager Justin who is struggling hard to keep his family together. Ray Ann has her own little side story.

    Looking forward to more from Thunder Point.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Longest Ride

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Nicholas Sparks
    • Narrated By January LaVoy, Ron McLarty
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (12)

    Two couples. Two love stories. One epic tale. Ninety-one-year-old Ira Levinson is in trouble. Struggling to stay conscious after a car crash, with his mind fading, an image of his adored - and long-dead - wife Ruth appears. Urging him to hang on, she lovingly recounts the joys and sorrows of their life together - how they met, the dark days of WWII and its unrelenting effect on their families. A few miles away, college student Sophia Danko's life is about to change.

    Lorna says: "Just beautiful... sigh!"
    "Have the tissues ready!!!"
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    What a lovely story. I just could not stop listening and wish it had gone on for much longer. I would make a great movie too.

    The narration by Ron McLarty & January LaVoy was wonderful and really drew you into the story.

    Definitely recommend this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Resuscitation

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By D.M. Annechino
    • Narrated By Christina Traister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (23)

    Two years ago, after narrowly escaping the clutches of a psychotic serial killer, San Diego homicide detective Sami Rizzo hung up her badge. And despite the feeling of regret that has haunted her since she resigned, Sami convinced herself that she is happier off the beat. But when a body, dressed to the nines, turns up in San Diego’s Mission Bay Park displaying a split sternum with surgical precision, Sami’s interest is piqued.

    Amy Hodson says: "Worst book I have ever listened to!"
    "Fast paced"
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    I listened to this book straight after Daniel Annechino's "They Never Die Quietly", which I enjoyed too and encouraged me to purchase Resuscitation as I enjoyed the style of writing from the previous book and the narrator.

    The story includes Sami Rizzo who featured in They Never Die Quietly and Resuscitation kicks off two years later after Sami's ordeal. One thing that irritated me (yes I know its a bit petty to mention) is that Sami's daughter was a two year old in They Never Die Quietly" and suddenly after two years she is 6. Now to me 2 + 2 do not equal 6. I do like it when authors are consistent when the characters are brought forward into the next book but the time line needs to be consistent. I really think the author could not quite remember when events took place as several references to the time when Sami was held captive he had written "almost two years ago" then a bit further along "over two years ago" when referring to the same instance......which was it "almost" or "over" two years.

    Other than that irking me throughout the story I did enjoy Resuscitation and thought Christina Traister did a great narration as she has done with others I have purchased with her narrating.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Thousand Lives: The Untold Story of Hope, Deception, and Survival at Jonestown

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Julia Scheeres
    • Narrated By Robin Miles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (567)
    Performance
    (481)
    Story
    (484)

    In A Thousand Lives, the New York Times best-selling memoirist Julia Scheeres traces the fates of five individuals who followed Jim Jones to South America as they struggled to first build their paradise, and then survive it. Each went for different reasons - some were drawn to Jones for his progressive attitudes towards racial equality, others were dazzled by his claims to be a faith healer. But once in Guyana, Jones' drug addiction, mental decay, and sexual depredations quickly eroded the idealistic community.

    Rachel says: "Unforgettable"
    "Excellent, never boring."
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    The writer did an excellent job of weaving the material from the FBI into a great story. Never boring.

    Excellent insight into the whole Jim Jones Temple of the People and Jonestown mass suicide. Worth going onto Youtube to hear what some of the survivors have to say and also actually hear the "Death Tape" which after reading the book really hits home.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Playing the Part

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Darcy Daniel
    • Narrated By Eva Kaminsky
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (154)
    Performance
    (140)
    Story
    (141)

    Anthea Cane is a successful actress - well, action star. Her films are mostly about how hot she looks silhouetted by fiery explosions. But Anthea is determined to prove she's more than just a body. With the role of a lifetime up for grabs - a serious adaptation of her favorite novel - Anthea sets off to her small hometown in the name of research. Cole Daniel is a blind farmer with no patience for divas, especially one who mercilessly teased him as a young boy. When Anthea shows up using a fake name and pestering him into letting her stay, he can't pass up the opportunity to torment her just a little.

    SIMARA says: "Cole had me at hello!!!"
    "Romance at its best, amusing & moving moments."
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    This was a wonderful book filled with amusing moments along with moving moments. The main characters both have things from their pasts they need to overcome and the writer does a great job of slowly healing them both. I love stories set in small country towns and this once certainly didn’t disappoint.

    Anthea is different than most heroines simply because she’s a little difficult to empathise with at the start. She’s a bit of a spoiled brat, but once she starts her research on Cole’s farm, she changes into a really great person who I could get behind and barrack for.

    Cole is one of the best hero’s I’ve ever encountered in a romance. He’s flawed in more way than one, but he doesn’t let his physical disability stop him from doing what he needs to do to earn a living. I thought a blind hero might make me want to feel sorry for him, but that never happened. He’s strong and independent and the writer has done a great job of making me want him for myself!

    I would love to see this adapted for the cinema, it would make an excellent movie.

    Overall, I highly recommend this book and am looking forward to the next one by Darcy Daniel.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Innocents

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Laura Lippman
    • Narrated By Linda Edmond
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Years ago, they were the best of friends. But as time passed, they grew apart, became adults with families of their own, and began to forget about the past – and the terrible lies they shared. But now Gordon, the youngest and wildest of the five, has died and the others are thrown together for the first time in years. Could their long-ago lie be the reason for their troubles today? Is it more dangerous to admit to what they’d done or is it the strain of keeping the secret that is beginning to wear down on their souls?

    Rhonda says: "Well written"
    "Well written"
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    Written from the viewpoint of each character I enjoyed this book as it weaved a story and viewpoint from one character to another in both childhood and as adults.

    This is the first Laura Lippman book I have read/listened too and I really enjoyed and I intend to purchase more from this author.

    The narrator did a good job as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Chilled: A Bone Secrets Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Kendra Elliot
    • Narrated By Emily Sutton-Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (134)
    Performance
    (118)
    Story
    (116)

    After his brother’s murder, Alex Kinton vows to hunt the killer and administer his own form of vigilante justice. His chance comes when he lies his way onto a search and rescue team and is called to the site of a downed plane in the Cascade Mountains. The team soon discovers that everyone aboard has perished…except for the man Alex is targeting. Alex is determined to do whatever it takes to stalk his prey through the snowy wilderness. Brynn Nealey, the team’s forensic nurse, doesn’t have time for the mysterious outsider. But in the close quarters of the search party, Brynn begins to feel drawn to the hardened and brooding stranger.

    cathy fenimore says: "wow"
    "A plane crash, murderer on the loose & romance"
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    I enjoyed this book, loved all the characters who grew with the story and you felt you really got to know them.

    The descriptions of the environment certainly transported you to the coldness and isolation of the situation.

    A romance thrown in and a murderer on the loose made for an interesting listen, the writing flowed easily and moved along at a good pace.

    The narrator did a good job with the various characters.

    I would recommend this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • She Can Run

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Melinda Leigh
    • Narrated By Amy Rubinate
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (294)
    Performance
    (250)
    Story
    (254)

    Ten months ago, Elizabeth Baker uncovered a dangerous secret about her politician husband - a secret that nearly got her killed. Now she and her children are running for their lives. When Beth is hired as the caretaker of a remote Pennsylvania estate, she dares to hope she has found a corner of the world where Congressman Richard Baker can’t find them. But when her new boss dies suddenly and his nephew inherits the estate, Beth is faced with outwitting a former homicide detective who is very smart, very suspicious - and very attractive.

    Trine says: "Average at best"
    "Enjoyable listen"
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    I enjoyed this book and the development of characters throughout the book. Its was fast paced all the way through and kept me listening into the wee small hours.

    The narrator Amy Rubinate did a great job with the voices and the actual narration of the book.

    The book reminded me a bit of Sandra Brown's style of writing.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Dear Fatty

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Dawn French
    • Narrated By Liza Tarbuck
    Overall
    (115)
    Performance
    (61)
    Story
    (62)

    With a sharp eye for comic detail and a wicked ear for the absurdities of life, Dawn French shows just how an RAF girl from the west country with dreams of becoming a ballerina/bridesmaid/thief rose to become one of the best-loved comedy actresses of our time.

    Pamela says: "If you like Dawn French - You will love this book!"
    "Thouroughly enjoyable, compassionate & funny"
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    I loved the way Dawn wrote letters to her loved ones and friends to give an insight into her life, love, friendships and fellow comedians.

    Dawn certainly has a way of making you laugh out loud at her "experiences" throughout her life and feel her sadness in parts.

    The narrator did a wonderful job, sounded very similar to Dawn herself, well done.

    I would recommend to anyone who has enjoyed watching Dawn's career unfold.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Serial Uncut

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Blake Crouch, Jack Kilborn, J. A. Konrath
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor, Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (71)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (61)

    Remember the twin golden rules of hitchhiking? #1: Don’t go hitchhiking, because the driver who picks you up could be certifiably crazy. #2: Don’t pick up hitchhikers, because the traveler you pick up could be certifiably crazy. So what if, on some dark, isolated road, Crazy #1 offered a ride to Crazy #2?Newly expanded, Serial Uncut is more horrific than ever, so proceed at your own risk. If you suffer from anxiety attacks, nervous disorders, insomnia, nightmares or night terrors, heart palpitations, stomach problems, or are of an overly sensitive nature, you should listen to something else.

    Delilah says: "Sadistic, Graphic, Twisted Fun - They Nailed It!"
    "Great round up of characters by the authors."
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    This was a great listen, coming across characters from books long listened too. Well integrated into each story.

    Well done, enjoyed all the stories, which really need to be listened to in order as they appear.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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