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Dee

Chula Vista, CA, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • 13 reviews
  • 72 ratings
  • 197 titles in library
  • 7 purchased in 2014
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  • Beyond Desire

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Gwynne Forster
    • Narrated By Kim Staunton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (22)

    When an old friend introduces Amanda to a handsome young man, she makes a very unusual business arrangement with him: in exchange for a generous fee, he will be her "husband" until the baby is born. The arrangement seems perfect--until an attraction grows between them that begins to radically change their desires.

    Courtney says: "Great Listen and Story of Unconventional Romance"
    "Well written , did not want it to end!"
    Overall

    I really liked this book. I just wished the end was a bit more detailed, but I guess it was left up to your imagination. The story was warm and inviting and the book was easy to listen to. I really liked the narrator too. I just love Gwynne Forster. Excellent author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Getting to Happy

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Terry McMillan
    • Narrated By Terry McMillan, S. Epatha Merkerson, Gloria Reuben, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (360)
    Performance
    (156)
    Story
    (156)

    Savannah has awakened to the fact that she's made too many concessions in her marriage. Bernadine has watched her megadivorce settlement dwindle. Robin has an all-American case of shopaholism. Gloria has taken happiness and security for granted. But being at the wrong place at the wrong time can change everything. All four are learning to heal past hurts and to reclaim their joy and their dreams; but they return to us full of spirit, sass, and faith in one another.

    Teddy says: "A Book About Middle Aged Women...."
    "I agree with many others"
    Overall

    I used a credit on this book simply because it was Terry McMillan. I loved all her books. I too could not get much past the narration. There were too many different people and constant, "She said/Bernadette said/Gloria said/ Savannah said" I could not keep track. Terry's voice was too fast and there were no differentiations in the character voices. I would have preferred this book in hard copy, but now I am just disappointed. The story was alright, but nothing to brag about. A bit disappointed. My rating is average or a bit below. Not the typical "Terry" style where you cannot stop listening.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • When Twilight Comes

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Gwynne Forster
    • Narrated By Caroline Clay
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (8)

    Nationally best-selling author Gwynne Forster is a storyteller of rare power and grace. When Twilight Comes is the story of Marge Hairston and her three loving children. After Marge's husband dies, she is left to raise the children on her own. Marge perseveres and goes on to bring The Woodmore Times notoriety as North Carolina's premier African American newspaper. But when she becomes seriously ill, her children must take over the newspaper and their mother's legacy.

    Dee says: "Patience and Love was a beautiful story"
    "Patience and Love was a beautiful story"
    Overall

    This mother was wise but caring and compassionate. I enjoyed the story and found the daughter Cassie in the next book, "Getting some of her own" I love the auther and wish Audible would get more books from Gwynne Forster. I recommend When twilight comes to anyone. Gread Read...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Getting Some of Her Own

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Gwynne Forster
    • Narrated By Saidah Arrika Ekulona
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    Susan Pettiford hasn't been home to North Carolina in 16 years. But then she inherits her aunt's home, givingher an opportunity to start her own interior design business. After a passionate fling with handsome architect Lucas Hamilton, Susan is tormented by mixed feelings.

    Therese says: "I reall loved this story."
    "I jumped right into the book!"
    Overall

    I felt like I really knew these characters and knew them. Very well written and warm story. I did not want this book to end. I noticed that there were some characters from a previous book, that was cool. I wish Audio would get more books by Gwynne Forster. Bravo! This would make a great movie. Narrator was excellent too.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Husband Habit

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
    • Narrated By Eve Bianco
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Vanessa Chavez is a successful assistant chef in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She's rich with friends, loved by her family, but she has one giant Achilles heel: she keeps falling for married men. Not that she knows they're married: each and every time she's duped, mistaken, taken for a ride, outright fooled. When The Husband Habit begins, Vanessa has just fallen for a married guy yet again-but this time, the wife finds out about Vanessa and tries to run her over with her mini-van.

    Jeff says: "Disappointed"
    "Slow start, good middle, predictable ending..."
    Overall

    Slow start and then it got good, but then the end was abrupt and a bit predictable. I did not enjoy this book as much as I did the others she wrote. It was Okay...kinda short too.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Pecking Order

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Omar Tyree
    • Narrated By Kevin R. Free
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    New York Times and Essence best-selling author Omar Tyree is a pioneer in the megapopular urban fiction genre. His stories feature sexy guys and girls navigating life and love in the city. Set in sunny San Diego, Pecking Order follows Ivan David, an accountant slowly growing fed up with his rich, spoiled clientele. He has a plan to promote business networking parties, but when he meets local diva Lucina Gallo, his simple plan becomes more trouble than it's worth.

    Andra says: "Interesting Book"
    "Enjoyable"
    Overall

    I live in San Diego, so it was fun to read a book that took place in my area. I liked the story and it was entertaining. Recommend.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Blues from Down Deep

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Gwynne Forster
    • Narrated By Sharon Washington
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (14)

    In Blues from Down Deep, Forster tells the story of Regina Pearson, a woman searching for the family she has never known. Unfortunately, her quest does not bring her the love and acceptance she expects. But just as the disappointment seems unbearable, Regina meets a man who is willing to show her what family is all about.

    Dee says: "Did not want it to end!"
    "Did not want it to end!"
    Overall

    I really really loved this book. I listened to it on a 7 hour drive and was thoroughly entertained. I was so in to the characters and found parts very heart warming. I enjoy books about family issues. I see this book had mixed reviews, but I enjoyed it very much. I wish that the author would write a sequel. I recommend this book. I will now look for another book by Ms. Forster. I like her style.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • When You Dance with the Devil

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Gwynne Forster
    • Narrated By Susan Spain
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (27)

    Fannie Johnson has seen darn near all the world has to offer at her Thank the Lord Boarding House. It is home to a variety of interesting people who regard each other as family. One such is Sarah Jolene Tilman, who is ready to strike out on her own. In stark contrast, Richard Peterson has done more than his share of living and is looking for simpler pleasures. Under Fannie's watchful eye, each will embark on a path of self-exploration and find that life is nothing if not a wildly unpredictable journey.

    Dee says: "I did not want this book to end..."
    "I did not want this book to end..."
    Overall

    This was one of my favorite books I've downloaded so far. It was a very easy listen and just a great story. The narrator had a very pleasant sounding voice and she did fabulously when changing from one person to another. Believable! I wish that the author would write a sequel. In a nutshell, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Simple nice story with ups and downs in the lives of the characters. I may listen to it again, which is something I rarely do.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Haters

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
    • Narrated By Flora Diaz
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Paski and her father move to Southern California, where his comic strip has been optioned for a movie. At her new high school, money is everything and the haters rule, especially beautiful, cruel Jessica Nguyen. While Paski tries to concentrate on mountain biking and not thinking too much about ultra-hot Chris Cabrera, she is troubled by visions.

    Dee says: "Very Entertaining"
    "Very Entertaining"
    Overall

    I enjoyed the added music at times and I enjoyed the narrator. Cute story line and added twists. I enjoy this author and I wished the book was longer as it kept me entertained.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Tryin' To Sleep In the Bed You Made

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Virginia DeBerry, Donna Grant
    • Narrated By Fran L. Washington
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (29)

    Gayle was the beauty who believed that a man could make her life complete. Patricia was the intellectual who thought that rising to the top of her career would make her happy. And then there is Marcus Carter, who has been linked to both Gayle and Pat since the tragedy that occurred when they were all children. Can either one save him from himself? Can friends survive a love that comes between them? Each of them gets what she wants, but no one counts on the price they have to pay.

    Dee says: "Yes, yes yes!"
    "Yes, yes yes!"
    Overall

    Great Book, Well Written and Great Narration. I will buy all the books from these authors. I find them very engaging and easy to listen to. This book kept my interest and I did not want it to end. I am 100 percent satisfied with my purchase. Very enjoyable listen. Great story line and characters. You won't be Sorry!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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