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Kristin

Brookings, SD, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • It Had to Be You

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Susan Elizabeth Phillips
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1164)
    Performance
    (559)
    Story
    (560)

    It's Dan Calebow's worst nightmare: Phoebe Somerville, a trendy New York knockout, inherits the Chicago Stars, the football team he coaches. And she wants to help him run it. Phoebe's sure he needs her. He's a sexist good-ol'-boy jock with a one-track mind. Surely she can straighten him out.

    bluebelle says: "Classic Susan Elizabeth Philips"
    "Fun to listen"
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    What did you love best about It Had to Be You?

    First audio book for me from this author. Really enjoyed the narrator. I've read other books by this author, let's face it, these are predictable endings if you read these types of books. That's why I read them and listen to them, for escape. I thought the narrator added a lot to the story. I have since listened to another one in this series and have read a couple others. Would recommend anything read by this narrator as she does a great job.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Talisman Ring

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated By Phyllida Nash
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (130)
    Performance
    (99)
    Story
    (101)

    Neither Sir Tristram Shield nor Eustacie, his young French cousin, share the slightest inclination to marry one another. Yet it is Lord Lavenham's dying wish.

    Amanda says: "I laughed and laughed"
    "great combination of dialog, narration"
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    This is my third by this author in the last 2 weeks, it's addictive. This narrator really did an excellent job with each voice, so the dialog was even better. The french accent was great, loved the schemes of the two women. The plot twists kept it interesting, overall completely entertaining. Highly recommend if you like historical romance. Nothing steamy here, just lots of wit and humor.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Grand Sophy

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated By Sarah Woodward
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (176)
    Performance
    (161)
    Story
    (164)

    Resourceful, adventurous and utterly indefatigable, Sophy is hardly the mild-mannered girl that the Rivenhalls expect when they agree to take her in. Kind-hearted Aunt Lizzy is shocked; stern Cousin Charles and his humorless fiancée Eugenia are disapproving.With her inimitable mixture of exuberance and grace Sophy soon sets about endearing herself to her family, but finds herself increasingly drawn to her cousin. Can she really be falling in love with him, and he with her? And what of his betrothal to Eugenia?

    Carol says: "The Full Sophy"
    "absolutely one of the best ever"
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    Love love love this book, the dialog is fabulous. How can you not love 'the grand Sophy'. I don't remember a book when I've laughed out loud so much. Sophy is everything I would want to have been, if I had been born in that era. She takes the town by storm. Her schemes are so funny I could just see her mind working. The narration was great also. I am hooked on these older books by Heyer and will be looking for more.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sylvester: Or, the Wicked Uncle

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated By Nicholas Rowe
    Overall
    (108)
    Performance
    (96)
    Story
    (97)

    When Sylvester, the Duke of Salford, first meets Phoebe Marlow, he finds her dull and insipid. She thinks he is insufferably arrogant. But when a series of unforeseen events leads them to be stranded together in a lonely country inn, they are both forced to reassess their hastily formed opinions, and they begin to discover a new-found liking and respect for each other. But what Sylvester doesn’t know is that Phoebe is about to publish a novel - a novel in which all London will recognize him as the villainous ‘Count Ugolino’

    Catherine says: "Finally!!!"
    "how have I not read this author?"
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    Somehow came across this author on audible, and after reading some reviews gave it a shot. Oh my, so funny, different from a lot of the romances I love to listen to. Older style of novel, but the dialog is so great. Just love everything about this book, the naughty child, the stern but loving uncle, the banter is wonderful. Laughed out loud many times. Can't wait to listen to more by Georgette Heyer. And the narration, wonderful also.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Heiress Effect: Brothers Sinister, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Courtney Milan
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    Overall
    (135)
    Performance
    (126)
    Story
    (127)

    Miss Jane Fairfield can't do anything right. When she's in company, she always says the wrong thing - and rather too much of it. No matter how costly they are, her gowns fall on the unfortunate side of fashion. Even her immense dowry can't save her from being an object of derision. And that's precisely what she wants. She'll do anything, even risk humiliation, if it means she can stay unmarried and keep her sister safe. Mr. Oliver Marshall has to do everything right. He's the bastard son of a duke, raised in humble circumstances...

    Lia says: "Beautifully Crafted Story,"
    "love the dialog, not typical romance or characters"
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    This was a great next book in the series. Makes me want to listen to the first one again as it's been a while. These two main characters are definitely unique, especially Jane. As one other reviewer said, probably a little over the top to think her actions and attire would have been accepted in that time period. But, it is fiction so I like to believe it. Many social issues described here as well. Makes me appreciate living in this century. I really liked Jane's strength, in spite of many struggles. I also liked the fact that Oliver was not 'perfect', he had flaws too and that makes it more interesting. As always this narrator is fabulous. Really glad to find this series, and this one is definitely worth a credit.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Midnight Bayou

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By James Daniels, Sandra Burr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (745)
    Performance
    (589)
    Story
    (593)

    Declan Fitzgerald had always been the family maverick, but even he couldn't understand his impulse to buy a dilapidated mansion on the outskirts of New Orleans. All he knew was that ever since he saw Manet Hall, he'd been enchanted - and obsessed - with it. So when the opportunity to buy the house comes up Declan jumps at the chance to live out a dream.

    Phyllis says: "Not the Norm"
    "wow, could not stop listening to this story"
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    Another favorite by Nora Roberts. Have to say this plot really captivated me from the beginning. The opening scenes drew me in and I listened to almost the whole book in one day. Fortunately it was a day off and I could do housework! Immediately liked both the lead characters. Who wouldn't like a strong, intelligent male lead who is sensitive, great at rebuilding a mansion, rich, and likes to shop! The whole mystique of the time period in the past, plus the bayou traditions and tales, was a great setting. The only thing I didn't like, and it was minor, was that the end seemed a little abrupt. But that might have been just because I hated to have this book end. Narration was excellent also. Great combination of male/female voices for present/past. Highly recommend this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • When Lightning Strikes: Whiskey Creek, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Brenda Novak
    • Narrated By Amy Rubinate
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (225)
    Performance
    (199)
    Story
    (203)

    Gail DeMarco left Whiskey Creek, California, to make a name for herself in Los Angeles. Her PR firm has accumulated a roster of A-list clients, including the biggest box office hit of all - sexy and unpredictable Simon O’Neal. But Simon, who’s just been through a turbulent divorce, is so busy self-destructing he won’t listen to anything she says. She drops him from her list - and he retaliates by taking the rest of her clients with him. Desperate to save her company, Gail has to humble herself by making a deal with Simon.

    christine says: "worthwhile listen !"
    "just average, predictable and a little slow"
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    Enjoyed parts of this book, liked the strong heroine and ties to her family. Just felt there was a lot of 'self analysis' on the part of both main characters, which seemed to drag after a while. I also liked Simon. There wasn't a lot of depth to this plot. Glad I got it cheap. And I have no idea where the title, or the picture on the front, came from. Seem to be describing a different book. Not sure if I will continue with this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lord of Scoundrels

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Loretta Chase
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    Overall
    (424)
    Performance
    (398)
    Story
    (398)

    Sebastian Ballister, the notorious Marquess of Dain, is big, bad, and dangerous to know. No respectable woman would have anything to do with the "Bane and Blight of the Ballisters", and he wants nothing to do with respectable women. He's determined to continue doing what he does best - sin and sin again - and all's going swimmingly…until the day a shop door opens and she walks in.

    Marcheta says: "Witty dialogue highlights battle between the sexes"
    "have to agree, five star, great narrator and story"
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    A new favorite for sure, love the dialogue between these two main characters and love the narrator. I have other audio books read by her and she is fabulous. This story is unique among historical romance. Really glad I listened to the other reviewers and bought my first audio book by this author. Will definitely be watching for more.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Paid Companion

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Amanda Quick
    • Narrated By Michael Page
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (348)
    Performance
    (163)
    Story
    (162)

    The Earl of St. Merryn needs a woman. His intentions are purely practical - he simply wants someone sensible and suitably lovely to pose as his betrothed for a few weeks among polite society. He has his own agenda to pursue, and a false fiancée will keep the husband-hunters at bay while he goes about his business. The easiest solution is to hire a paid companion.

    bluebelle says: "Always a fun listen"
    "good story, narrator still annoying"
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    This is a good romance with an intriguing plot, a little over the top for drama but still enjoyable. I have written by this narrator in my book list 'avoid', because he still makes the main male character sound like something out of a bad vaudeville play. Makes it so hard to like the hero, and I know it's just because of the voice this narrator give him. It's a shame, because he does the other voices fairly well. So I might go back to avoiding this narrator, takes away from the pleasure of the book. Did like the main characters though, as usual I like the stronger women who actually have a brain and use it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Seduction and Snacks

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By Tara Sivec
    • Narrated By Romy Nordlinger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (262)
    Performance
    (240)
    Story
    (240)

    Claire is a 20-something, single mom who grudgingly helps her best friend sell sex toys while she attempts to make enough money to start her own business to give her foul-mouthed, but extremely loveable (when he's asleep) toddler a better life. When Carter, the one-night-stand from her past that changed her life forever, shows up in her hometown bar without any recollection of her besides her unique chocolate scent, Claire will make it a point that he remembers her this time. With Carter's undisguised shock at suddenly finding out he has a four-year-old son and Claire's panic that her stretch marks and slim-to-none bedroom experience will send the man of her dreams heading for the hills, the pair will do whatever they can to get their happily ever after.

    Angela says: "Very Good"
    "description and reviews are accurate"
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    Parts of this book are really, really funny. Overall I enjoyed it. Just know that the descriptions are definitely true, lots and lots of profanity and extremely descriptive language. For me the language took away from the enjoyment, so I won't be listening to the rest of the series. For some people that might enhance the story for you, then I say go for it. This plot doesn't have much to it, the dialogue is a big part of this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Forever His: Stolen Brides Series, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Shelly Thacker
    • Narrated By Julia Motyka
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (175)
    Performance
    (168)
    Story
    (164)

    On New Year's Eve, she tumbles 700 years back in time - and into the bed of a darkly handsome knight. Sir Gaston de Varennes wanted a docile bride who would fit into his plans for vengeance and justice, but a trick of time finds him married to a thoroughly modern American lady who turns his castle, his life, and his heart upside down. Will her desperate secret tear them apart after only a few bittersweet weeks of stolen passion - or will they conquer mistrust, treachery, and time itself to discover a love that spans the centuries?

    Falon says: "Was up all night!"
    "not quite five star"
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    So I had high expectations for this book, after reading reviews. I agree with some, disagree with others. The narration, it was good except that this reader 'drops off' at the end of words and I couldn't hear them. Drove me crazy, if I had it loud enough to hear the ends, the rest was too loud. Haven't had this problem before. The story, parts of it were very exciting and kept my interest. But toward the end I kept thinking, come on already, this is too drawn out. Maybe it was the narration that added to wanting this to end. I do love a lot of time travel books. My favorite is still 'Knight in Shining Armor'. This one is not at that level. As others have said, Gaston was an arrogant alpha male. However, I think any warrior from the middle ages would be that way, and probably would not have changed into a loving caring man. One reason I would not actually want to go back in that time! This story is a fun concept, not very realistic but then fantasy is more fun. Might listen to another in this series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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