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CSK

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  • Effortless

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By S. C. Stephens
    • Narrated By Rebekkah Ross
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (650)
    Performance
    (600)
    Story
    (605)

    After being caught in the middle of a love triangle which led to a devastating betrayal, Kiera pledged to learn from the mistakes she’d made. She was determined to never again inflict that kind of pain on anyone, especially the soulful, talented man who held her heart. But life offers new challenges for every relationship, and when Kiera’s love is put to the ultimate test, will it survive? Love is easy...trust is hard.

    Lucina says: ""Mornin""
    "Even better than the first"
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    What made the experience of listening to Effortless the most enjoyable?

    The writing, of course is just as fabulous. You really KNOW these characters. They become your life. I think the myriad of emotions is what made this book even better than the first. I laughed to the point of tears (The Hulk!) and I also cried!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Effortless?

    Ummm...I would have to say the going away party was probably tops. Christmas morning was pretty great too!


    What about Rebekkah Ross’s performance did you like?

    I think she was consistent the character voices and she didn't make the men sound feminine. I think she did a really good job throughout!


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

    I think I had every emotion with this book. I did laugh, a LOT and I did cry. I think I may have even scowled a time or two!


    Any additional comments?

    Another great read. Kiera has a lot of growing up to do after her disasterous amount of mistakes in Thoughtless. While I still wanted to throttle her at times, I did really have an opportunity to watch her mature. She really did want to be a better person and I think she is succeeding!

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  • Thoughtless

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By S. C. Stephens
    • Narrated By Rebekkah Ross
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (843)
    Performance
    (789)
    Story
    (802)

    For almost two years now, Kiera’s boyfriend, Denny, has been everything she’s ever wanted: loving, tender, and endlessly devoted to her. When they head off to a new city to start their lives together - Denny at his dream job and Kiera at a top-notch university - everything seems perfect. Then an unforeseen obligation forces the happy couple apart. Feeling lonely, confused, and in need of comfort, Kiera turns to an unexpected source - a local rock star named Kellan Kyle. At first, he’s purely a friend she can lean on, but as her loneliness grows, so does their relationship. And then one night everything changes....

    Candateshia Pafford says: "What a shocker!"
    "Unbelievably Thoughtless but Amazingly Great!"
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    Where does Thoughtless rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    At the top. The writing is phenominal. The story is unbelievable. The subject was heartbreakingly good. I am not one for cheating and deception, but when this story is complete, it's not accepted (by me) but understood.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Denny - he's unbelievably adorable
    Kellan - he's unbelievably sexy and broken
    Jenny - she's unbelievably sweet and caring
    Anna - she's unbelievably clueless and fun
    Griffin - he's...well he's Griffin and this story would NOT be complete without him.
    Kiera - was not my favorite because she made SO MANY MISTAKES. However, this book wouldn't be a book without her. Love her or hate her, she is a part of this series and she deserves to be there!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Kellan in the rain and after...


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

    It made me angry, it made me physically ill (I couldn't eat). It made me cry. After finishing it, I couldn't think about anything but the book. It is really an emotional roller coaster, and it's not much of a heartwarming read, but it is an experience. And believe me, you want to get through this book to enjoy the next two!


    Any additional comments?

    I do NOT condone cheating. I do NOT think the characters handled their situation well. I DO think that people make mistakes in their lives. Sometimes they are huge and sometimes they are small. I think the author used this reasoning when writing this book and also allowed the characters to learn from the monstrous mistakes that they all made.

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  • Night Watch

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Suzanne Brockmann
    • Narrated By Gayle Hendrix
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (251)
    Performance
    (178)
    Story
    (180)

    When U.S. Navy SEAL chief Wes Skelly was sent to L.A. on assignment, he agreed to go on a blind date with beautiful single mother Brittany Evans, sister-in-law of a fellow SEAL. After all, he had been secretly in love for years, albeit with a woman who belonged to another man. So what did he have to lose?

    S. Schmidt says: "Great book if you enjoy the Seals series -loved it"
    "Another good Brockmann Story"
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    Would you listen to Night Watch again? Why?

    Sure...I would listen simply for the enjoyment of completing the Tall Dark and Dangerous series.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Not on edge. It was pretty obvious, but I still enjoyed it. After 10 other books of a similar nature, this one did not keep me guessing.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Gayle Hendrix?

    Perhaps...if the leading lady was meant to be older. I enjoyed Gayle, but she gave the impression of a woman who was older, wiser and more sophisticated than the leading ladies of the SEALs series. Most of them were to be in the 20s to early 30s. I believe that Britt was to be mid-thirties, but she came off sounding like a 40-something, while Wes sounded to be in his late 20s. It made the love story a little bit unreal.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Perhaps, although I wasn't able to.


    Any additional comments?

    Again, I enjoyed the finality of the series. This wasn't one of my favorites, but it was still good closure!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Taylor's Temptation

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Suzanne Brockmann
    • Narrated By Alexandra Fisher
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (162)
    Performance
    (113)
    Story
    (113)

    When it came to protecting the innocent, Bobby Taylor was your man. But when his best friend, Wes, asked him to keep an eye on his little sister, Bobby desperately wanted to pass. Because to him, gorgeous redhead Colleen Skelly didn't look like anyone's kid sister. He doubted she was innocent. And he wanted to keep more than just his eye on her....

    pewter says: "Painful narration"
    "good...bordering on really good"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes...I enjoyed the storyline. Bobby and Wes of the Alpha Squad have ALWAYS been each other's rock. This story pushes their boundaries and tests their friendship. It also brings a whole new side of Bobby Taylor that we haven't heard about in the other books. A new side of Wes too.


    What other book might you compare Taylor's Temptation to and why?

    The rest of the Tall Dark and Dangerous series by Brockmann. It's good...it's predictable but enjoyable.


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

    She definitely has enthusiasm. I didn't care for her accent because it reminded me of an 80's surfer girl, which made the cast sound extremely immature in some of the parts. Bobby is supposed to be relatively quiet and her boisterous voice didn't bring that to the table. However, her boisterous voice and attitude definitely made up in the action department. She was not lacking when it came to emotion.


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

    Sometimes opposites do attract!


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  • Identity: Unknown

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Suzanne Brockmann
    • Narrated By Kristin Watson Heintz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (161)
    Performance
    (107)
    Story
    (109)

    Navy SEAL Mitchell Shaw woke up one morning with no clue as to who he was.And the items hidden in his possession were no help: an address, along with a .22 caliber side arm. The address led him to the Lazy 8 Ranch - and its beautiful manager, Becca Keyes, who made him believe he might have a future. Even if he wasn’t sure about his past. The gun was another story altogether....

    Natalie says: "Narration is painful"
    "Good Story, Painful narration"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Identity: Unknown to be better than the print version?

    Probably not. The story seemed to be a good one, but the narration was lacking....excitement. No...variety. She tried her hardest. You could tell she was trying to get the excitement of the story out there, but she sounded like she was reading to a bunch of kindergarten kids! Not something you want in book like this.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    she could have put a little more passion in her performance. She tried to get excitement and anger across, but she just didn't deliver.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hawken's Heart

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Suzanne Brockmann
    • Narrated By Gabra Zackman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (187)
    Performance
    (115)
    Story
    (115)

    Navy SEAL Crash Hawken awakens in a Washington, D.C., hospital to learn that he is the prime suspect in the assassination attempt on a commanding officer. Charged with treason, conspiracy and murder, he is alone - except for Nell Burns. Nell and Crash have a history - as friends, as lovers. And she knows he could not have committed these crimes. Soon they are on the run, determined to uncover what really happened the night of the attempted assassination. But first they have to survive another day.

    Laurie says: "good story but painful narration"
    "And yet another enjoyable Brockmann book"
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    Where does Hawken's Heart rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    toward the top with the other SEAL books. I am glad I found this series. It is enjoyable with some action/suspense and of course, a predictable love story entwined.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Hawken's Heart?

    When they were relieving Daisy's days...can't really go into detail. It was just really heartwarming and heartbreaking.


    Have you listened to any of Gabra Zackman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I don't think I did. I can't remember her from another book. However, I thought she was ok. I have heard better, but she did well.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    In comparison to other Brockmann books, no.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Harvard's Education

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Suzanne Brockmann
    • Narrated By Maia Guest
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (187)
    Performance
    (124)
    Story
    (122)

    Senior Chief "Harvard" Becker believes that there is no room for women in a combat zone. It's too dangerous, too tough, and with P. J. involved, too distracting. He might respect her sharp intellect and her shooting abilities, but he still doesn't want the responsibility of making sure she stays alive. But P. J. isn't a woman who backs down easily, and to her mind, Harvard has a lot to learn. She just doesn't expect him to be so eager to instruct her on other subjects, like trust, desire - and maybe even love.

    Bookbell says: "I enjoy All Suzanne Brockmann's Books"
    "Another Good Listen"
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    What did you love best about Harvard's Education?

    I loved the humor and teasing among the Alpha Squad. The lightheartedness between H and PJ. This book made me laugh pretty hard and that was refreshing since the last couple books tended to make me cry.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character has always been and still is Capt. Joe Cat. I just love his honest, upfront personality. He may not need to, but he definitely holds Alpha Squad together. He's serious when he needs to be, and hysterical when he wants to be! However, I really like Harvard after this book as well.


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

    She was good! I don't know that she brought anything to the experience, because I have a pretty vivid imagination when reading. But, none the less, she was good!


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

    Laugh...more than any of the others.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Frisco's Kid

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Suzanne Brockmann
    • Narrated By Lauren Fortgang
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (320)
    Performance
    (219)
    Story
    (223)

    Being a Navy SEAL is more than a career to Alan “Frisco” Francisco—it is his whole world. So when a bullet wound threatens his future in the Navy, he is determined to achieve a full recovery…all on his own. But his lovely neighbor Mia Summerton has other plans for him. She can’t mend his wounded body, but can she heal his heart?

    DB says: "Enjoyed book & Narrator"
    "Decent listen."
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    Where does Frisco's Kid rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Toward the top. It was a way better listen than some out there, but not the absolute best.


    What did you like best about this story?

    His bond with his neice. I LOVE how he adapted to her. It wasn't easy, but he did it and he came out better for doing it!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    In the cabin when Tash couldn't sleep because it was too quiet and Frisco brought Mia into her bedroom and made them both listen to the sounds of nature. I also LOVED when they were shopping for Tasha's furniture and they sat on the pink princess couch that she wanted SO badly. Which made me laugh very hard at the scene when all his team members arrive at his place later in the book after his place got trashed!


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

    Again, probably the part in the cabin. It just reminded me of comfort and contentment.


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed the book. The narrator was good. The story was good. The characters had some depth.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Everyday, Average Jones

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Suzanne Brockmann
    • Narrated By Maia Guest
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (255)
    Performance
    (154)
    Story
    (150)

    All her life Melody Evans has wanted to marry a plain, average man who doesn’t take risks. But when the foreign embassy is taken over by terrorists and she’s rescued by a daring Navy SEAL, Melody blames the extreme circumstances for their ensuing passion. When it comes to ordinary, Harlan “Cowboy” Jones is anything but, and their encounter leaves Melody with a little more than just memories.

    DB says: "Great Narrator, Loved the story"
    "It was definitely average"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. It is still a good book. Compared to the rest of the Tall Dark and Dangerous series, it isn't the best, but it is still good.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Everyday, Average Jones?

    I enjoyed a moment in the second half of the book where Jones really let his emotion show. He did it in front of the rest of his SEAL team, so it made it even more emotional! I guess I like to know of a big brute of guy letting his guard down!


    Which character – as performed by Maia Guest – was your favorite?

    She did best as Melody, the main character.


    Any additional comments?

    Overall, good book. Definitely worth the listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Prince Joe

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Suzanne Brockmann
    • Narrated By Ashley Adlon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (493)
    Performance
    (330)
    Story
    (328)

    Media consultant Veronica St. John has been hired to teach a rugged Navy SEAL to impersonate a European prince who's been targeted by terrorists. But one conversation and Veronica knows there's no way she can turn streetwise New Yorker Joe Catalanotto into nobility. Joe, on the other hand, is confident he's got what it takes. Two days isn't a lot of time to get the job done...but it's enough time to fall in love.

    R. D. MOORE says: "Earlier Work - Still Worth the "Read""
    "Definitely a prince!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Prince Joe the most enjoyable?

    Kept my attention through the entire book. Plus it is a quick listen. I don't feel like I should be almost finished by the time the end rolls around. Some books are way too long and you feel like you have been listening for hours on end, just trying to get to a good part. This book/series has been keeping my attention throughout.


    What other book might you compare Prince Joe to and why?

    I would call them a modern day version of Johanna Lindsey's Malory/Anderson series. Only instead of a powerful family of blood relatives, you have a powerful group of men who would consider each their brother. It has loyalty between the seals, a strong female lead, comedy, romance, misunderstandings and much more. The stories for both series' are entertaining and enjoyable from start to finish.


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

    Good diversity in the characters voices. Animation and believability in the difference between man and woman. Character distinction is consistent.


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

    Yes. I laughed and cried. Especially toward the end of the book. I needed a box of tissues!


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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