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Beau

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  • Weekends Required: A Danvers Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Sydney Landon
    • Narrated By Allyson Ryan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (305)
    Performance
    (279)
    Story
    (283)

    Claire Walters has worked for Jason Danvers as his assistant for three years, but he’s never appreciated her as a woman - until the day she jumps out of a cake at his friend’s bachelor party.... To support her ailing mother, Claire is forced to work a second job at a party-planning company. But when her handsome boss ends up with a front-row seat to the action, she’s mortified - and he’s intrigued. With Danvers International in the middle of an important merger, Jason asks Claire to accompany him on weekend business trips - and suddenly all her fantasies are coming true.

    Maria says: "Not Bad, Not Great!"
    "It was just meh...."
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    Would you try another book from Sydney Landon and/or Allyson Ryan?

    I would have to say no. I was frustrated with the story line.


    What could Sydney Landon have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Given some depth to the actually story.


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

    She was ok, not the worst, not the best


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    One thing that I cannot stand is a weak female character and a dominate jerk male character. The other thing that I cannot stand is when the characters just LOVE each oh so desperately but just cannot talk to each other about the issues that are apparently keeping them apart. Their relationship was flat, boring and felt forced. I honestly thought I was getting a cute romance story but no…it was a contrived story about miscommunications and childish behaviors.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Undeniably Yours

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Shannon Stacey
    • Narrated By Lauren Fortgang
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (348)
    Performance
    (239)
    Story
    (242)

    Bar owner Kevin Kowalski is used to women throwing their phone numbers at him, but lately he's more interested in finding a woman to settle down with. A woman like Beth Hansen. If only their first meeting hadn't gone so badly. Beth's tending bar at a wedding when she comes face-to-face with a tuxedo-clad man she never thought she'd see again. She tries to keep her distance from Kevin but, by last call, she can't say no to his too-blue eyes or the invitation back to his room.

    Gianna says: "NOT a romance, hoping the dude would dump her!"
    "Another cute fluffy romance....."
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    Any additional comments?

    I knew that after listening to the first of the Kowalski series that this books would be light and cute listen. Because I am sucker for series of course I had to download this one right after finishing the first book. Again it was a cute listen. I loved Kevin but was a little put off with Beth's character. I get it that she was written as an independent strong women, but let the man help you bit! Especially one that was trying to change his way's and do everything right just for you! Even though I was slightly frustrated with the female lead, I still liked the story enough to move on to # 3 in the Kowalski family series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Exclusively Yours

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Shannon Stacey
    • Narrated By Lauren Fortgang
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (550)
    Performance
    (352)
    Story
    (351)

    When Keri Daniels’ editor finds out she has previous carnal knowledge of reclusive best-selling author Joe Kowalski, she gives Keri a choice: get an interview or get a new job. Joe’s never forgotten the first girl to break his heart, so he’s intrigued to hear Keri’s back in town—and looking for him. Despite his intense need for privacy, he’ll grant Keri an interview if it means a chance to finish what they started in high school.

    Judy says: "Fun!"
    "I am a sucker for a series...."
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    Would you listen to Exclusively Yours again? Why?

    I would have to say no. This was a fun and light listen, but not my favorite in the Kowalski series.


    What other book might you compare Exclusively Yours to and why?

    I would compare this to a Harlequin romance novel. A little farfetched, a little contrived but everything works out in the end with a happy little bow tied on it.


    What about Lauren Fortgang’s performance did you like?

    I enjoyed her narration, she is not the best that I have heard, but not nearly the worst either!


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

    No extreme reactions. It was a nice little story that kept me entertained in traffic!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Nice Girls Don't Live Forever: Jane Jameson, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3396)
    Performance
    (2573)
    Story
    (2579)

    Nothing sucks the romance out of world travel like a boyfriend who may or may not have broken up with you in a hotel room in Brussels. Jane Jameson's sexy sire Gabriel has always been unpredictable, but the seductive, anonymous notes that await him at each stop of their international vacation, coupled with his evasive behavior over the past few months, finally push Jane onto the next flight home to Half Moon Hollow -- alone, upset, and unsure whether Gabriel just ended their relationship without actually telling her.

    Denise says: "Very clever!!"
    "Each Book keeps getting better!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Nice Girls Don't Live Forever the most enjoyable?

    Again, Amanda Ranconi as the narrator and Molly Harpers snappy witty dialogue!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The development of Jane's relationship with her hunky sire and the continuation of Jane's life as a vampire.


    Which character – as performed by Amanda Ronconi – was your favorite?

    Once again I have to say that the whole book was great!


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

    The funny side of the undead!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men: Jane Jameson, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3685)
    Performance
    (2805)
    Story
    (2797)

    Once a devoted children's librarian, Jane Jameson now works at a rundown occult bookstore. Once a regular gal, she's now a vampire. And instead of a bride, she's an eternal bridesmaid -- which leads her to question where exactly her relationship with her irresistibly sexy sire, Gabriel, is headed. Mercurial, enigmatic, apparently commitment-phobic vampires are nothing if not hard to read.

    Kickez says: "A great continuation from the 1st book!"
    "Another great book by Molly Harper!"
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    Where does Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Molly's Nice girl series is one of my top favorite series of all times!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The witty dialogue between the characters!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    How can I just pick one? I really enjoyed the entire book!


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

    Once again, I found myself laughing outloud listening to the second of the Nice Girl series!


    Any additional comments?

    You cannot go wrong with downloading this series. Amanda Ranconi is excellent. The story and dialogue is great and I cannot wait to start on #3!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs: Jane Jameson, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5367)
    Performance
    (4095)
    Story
    (4109)

    Maybe it was the Shenanigans gift certificate that put her over the edge. When children's librarian and self-professed nice girl Jane Jameson is fired by her beastly boss and handed $25 in potato skins instead of a severance check, she goes on a bender that's sure to become Half Moon Hollow legend. On her way home, she's mistaken for a deer, shot, and left for dead.

    Denise says: "What a HOOT!!!!!!!"
    "Loved this book..."
    Overall
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs to be better than the print version?

    Yes I would! Amanda Ranconi was excellent as the narrator! After downloading this book I was hooked on the Nice Girl series!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved all of them! But Jane was hysterical!


    Which character – as performed by Amanda Ronconi – was your favorite?

    I have to say I loved Jane with Amanda narrating!


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

    Yes! I could not stop listening.


    Any additional comments?

    This book started my obsession with Molly Harper and her books. I literally laughed out loud listening to this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Marriage Bargain: Marriage to a Billionaire, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Jennifer Probst
    • Narrated By Coleen Marlo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1419)
    Performance
    (1265)
    Story
    (1271)

    To save her family home, impulsive bookstore owner Alexa Maria McKenzie casts a love spell. But she never planned on conjuring up her best friend's older brother - the powerful man who once shattered her heart.

    Billionaire Nicholas Ryan doesn't believe in marriage, but in order to inherit his father's corporation, he needs a wife and needs one fast. When he discovers his sister's childhood friend is in dire financial straits, he offers Alexa a bold proposition....

    SandyH says: "Funny, heartbreaking"
    "Predictable....but good!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is my first download and I got this one because of the price. It is a quick story with a pretty predictable plot, but for the price I would recommend it.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I think more than anything the narrator made the story interesting with the different character voices.


    Which character – as performed by Coleen Marlo – was your favorite?

    I think more than anything the narrator made the story interesting with the different character voices.


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

    I honestly have to say not really....this story didn't keep me intrigued, but it was intresting enough to keep listening too.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • My Bluegrass Baby

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    Overall
    (1102)
    Performance
    (1022)
    Story
    (1011)

    Sadie Hutchins loves her job at the Kentucky Tourism Commission. Not only could her co-workers double as the cast of Parks and Recreation, but she loves finding the unusual sites, hidden gems, and just-plain-odd tourist attractions of her home state. She’s a shoo-in for the director’s job when her boss retires at the end of the year…until hotshot Josh Vaughn shows up to challenge her for the position. Josh is all sophisticated polish while Sadie’s country comfort, and the two have very different ideas of what makes a good campaign.

    Diana Turmenne says: "Made me want to visit Kentucky!"
    "Love Everything that is Molly Harper"
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    Would you listen to My Bluegrass Baby again? Why?

    Yes...Molly Harper did it again with a funny and cute story that kept me laughing outloud.


    What other book might you compare My Bluegrass Baby to and why?

    I think Molly Harper cannot be compared to another author!


    Which character – as performed by Amanda Ronconi – was your favorite?

    The voice performance was great and really made the story come alive!


    Any additional comments?

    I am a huge Molly Harper fan and only became addicted after downloading her Nice Girls Don't Wear Fangs as my first audible book. You cannot go wrong with any of her titles. She is a great writer that keeps you laughing and engaged in the book. Amanda Ronconi is one of the best narrators and I love her performance as the different characters and the way she reads the dialogue. Promise you will not be disappointed with this download!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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