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Karen

Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.

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  • Mr. Perfect

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Linda Howard
    • Narrated By Laura Hicks
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (542)
    Performance
    (476)
    Story
    (479)

    What would make the perfect man? That's the deliciously racy topic that Jaine Bright and her three girlfriends are pondering one night at their favorite after-hours hot spot: Mr. Perfect. Would he be tall, dark, and handsome? Caring and warmhearted - or will just muscular do? As their conversation heats up, they concoct a tongue-in-cheek checklist that becomes an overnight sensation, spreading like wildfire at work and sizzling along email lines. But what began as a joke among friends turns deadly serious when one of the four women is murdered....

    Judy says: "Oldie but Goodie!"
    "Linda Howard fans, come get it"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    the abridged version was read by Jenna Stern who made this story really great


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    unfortunately, yes.


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    Ms Stern needed to do the unabridged version. This book sold out in paperback when it was published.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Forced Disappearance

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Dana Marton
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (9)

    When wealthy American businessman Glenn Danning goes missing in Venezuela, investigator Miranda Soto volunteers to track him down. It's her first assignment for the Civilian Personnel Recovery Unit, but this mission is about more than salvaging the remnants of her shattered military career. Glenn was Miranda's best friend and first lover, and she'll do anything to save him from danger... especially since she just lost everything that mattered to her.

    Karen says: ""Keep Your Sense Of Humor""
    ""Keep Your Sense Of Humor""
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Forced Disappearance to be better than the print version?

    first time for this author. Very well done with a good pace for a adventure romance.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Forced Disappearance?

    Glenn sense of humor when being tortured and Miranda's quick sense of rescue ideas.


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

    She has improved greatly over the years since I first herd on her male voices. She has always had a good female voice. She made this listen great as she knew the pace to keep the adventure fast moving.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tempting Fate: The MacGregors, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    Overall
    (96)
    Performance
    (87)
    Story
    (85)

    Attorney Caine MacGregor had a reputation for being a demon in and out of the courtroom. The dashing young attorney rarely met a case - or a woman - he couldn't win. But Diana Blade was no ordinary lady. Caine yearned to break down her icy wall of control and release the passionate woman within. He might be able to convince Diana to form a business partnership, but could he entice her to risk everything for the love of a MacGregor?

    Richard Covert says: "Roberts Still Learning"
    ""Good Stock, Breeds Well""
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    What did you love best about Tempting Fate?

    This series is from the 90's. So beware these are classic N.R. romance and not in her current style. The MacGregor, patriarch in this series will warm your heart as he maneuvers his family into breeding him grandchildren.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Tempting Fate?

    when the MacGregor first hears he is going to have his first grandchild


    Which scene was your favorite?

    when the various children mimic the MacGregor manipulations. i.e.: the MacGregor saying he doesn't want a birthday party is not to be missed.


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

    yes, as I purchased all of this wonderful old series. Angela does a great job reading all of the books. If you only buy one, buy the Granddaughters story as the 3 in 1 book are more light hearted.


    Any additional comments?

    Note: N.R. has hundreds of reads, so look at the Amazon reviews for comments if you don't want to be suck with an older N.R. classic romance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • All the Possibilities: The MacGregors, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    Overall
    (54)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (52)

    Creative, compelling, unconventional - Shelby Campbell was unlike any woman Senator Alan MacGregor had ever known. The cynical politician found himself falling in love with the spirited beauty, though she kept him at arm's length. But Alan was determined and nothing was going to keep him from getting what he wanted - not even the centuries-old feud between the MacGregors and Campbells....

    Karen says: ""Campbell's, Mindless Pagans!""
    ""Campbell's, Mindless Pagans!""
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes, if you love old classic love stories from N.R. These were written in the 90's so they just make you have a big smile on your face as you listen.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The McGregor of course! Alan is a gentleman of the first water and Shelby is as full of life and N.R. brings warm fuzzes as she continues to illustrate in heart warming dialogue the love in this family. Alan is yummy as a Senator.


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

    I am a great fan of A.D. She does a yummy male voice which makes me continue to buy her reads. You may have to get use to her female voice but her male voices more than make up for anything you may not like. She is superb in this series.


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

    I love any scene when the McGregor has dialogue. Author makes his dialogue so endearing that you just have a big smile on your face.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Still the One: Animal Magnetism, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Jill Shalvis
    • Narrated By Karen White
    Overall
    (50)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (46)

    Darcy Stone is game for anything - except sexy navy vet and physical therapist AJ Colten, the guy who'd rejected her when she'd needed him most. Now the shoe is on the other foot, and he needs her to play nice and help him secure grants for his patients. She needs the money to fund her passion project: rescuing S&R dogs and placing them with emotionally wounded soldiers.

    Noirbear says: "Oh yeah what fun"
    ""More Yum""
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes, but if you only try one, don't start with this one. Rumor Has It and Then Came You are still the ones to start this series if you want to just try one. They have up beat heroines that will steal your heart. Darcy's character has a darker side she must overcome and that shades this story.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Still the One?

    Author has wonderful humor in all of her books and this one doesn't disappoint. i.e. When Zoey tells Zander he should eat a cheeseburger before he tries to kicks AJ's butt.


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

    Author is great, but K.W. makes the author's written word blast into life. (Try Julie James series for more of K.W. great reads and laughs.)

    I did not try any of this author's work read by new readers. I have had enough of so so readers and did not want any more trial and errors. You will have to read reviews on this authors new readers.


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

    when AJ bundles Darcy into his shirt and "tucks her away" is one of the many scenes that the author has sprinkled into this listen.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The MacGregor Brides: The MacGregors, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (42)

    At age ninety, there is nothing the powerful patriarch of the MacGregor clan would like more than to see his three eldest granddaughters happily married. So Daniel MacGregor has handpicked three unsuspecting candidates he believes would make perfect husbands. But this might be his biggest matchmaking challenge yet; his granddaughters are so focused on their careers that marriage is the last thing on their minds. It's a good thing Daniel has a few tricks left up his sleeve....

    Yu Yan says: "The MacGregor"
    "MacGregor "You Know It Worries Your Mother""
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    Where does The MacGregor Brides rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of the top books in the series as N.R. really put her heart into the quick wit dialogue. You do not have to listen in order, but you do need to buy all of them or miss out on a great classic series. You must love the MacGregor's wonderful devotion to manipulating all his love ones.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The quick wit and sexy under tones of all the men in this story. I love the way Laura talks back "granpa" MacGregor.


    Which character – as performed by Angela Dawe – was your favorite?

    Royce deep sexy voice, Caine & Ian protectiveness, and of course the MacGregor


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

    This one gives you the warm deep smiles as you listen to it. "You can't out cage the MacGregor"


    Any additional comments?

    thank you audible for 50% sale as I could buy all but 2 of this stories at once.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Boundary Lines: A Selection from Hearts Untamed

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (40)

    When Jillian Baron inherits her grandfather’s Montana ranch, she inherits a long-standing family feud as well. Living side by side with the Murdocks had bred contempt over the years. But now a common enemy has Jillian and Aaron Murdock contemplating a truce - and trying to tamp down a persistent spark that has sprung up between them. Forbidden territory has never looked so inviting, nor has putting the past behind them once and for all.

    Karen says: "Old Great Classic"
    "Old Great Classic"
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    What did you love best about Boundary Lines?

    I have owned this book since N.R. first wrote it and wanted to listen to it.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Aaron and old ranch Forman. True cowboys of the west


    What three words best describe Kate Rudd’s performance?

    I am not a fan of K.R. reading. I own few of her reads due to my classic faves on audible. Her male voice is not too bad, but she is not my fave for female. I may come to like her, but will not seek out her reads as I do Karen White. Tanya Eby/Tatiana Sokolov turned me around on her reads so K.R. may do the same.


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

    when Baby first takes a bottle


    Any additional comments?

    You must like N.R. old classics or you will find these stories dated material

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Butterfly Forest

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Tom Lowe
    • Narrated By Michael David Axtell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (355)
    Performance
    (317)
    Story
    (320)

    After 40 years in San Quentin, Luke Palmer leaves with a state-issued suit, $100 dollars to buy a bus ticket, and a map that will lead to a promise and into the heart of a dark forest. College graduate student Molly Monroe is about to release rare butterflies not far from where the FBI used 4,000 bullets in a shootout to kill Ma Barker and one of her gangster sons in 1935. Molly snaps a picture that will frame something she never sees coming.

    shelley says: "Really good story, Super Narator!"
    "Evil Doesn't Recognize Good Deeds"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Butterfly Forest the most enjoyable?

    reader made this story come to life.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    our hero, just didn't give up and was a breath of freshness to these type of stories.


    What does Michael David Axtell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    this is a new reader who is GREAT!. Audible please request him for Romance/mysteries.


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

    when the tracking dogs did their work RIGHT. It was a wow moment


    Any additional comments?

    more from this author with this reader, please. This was on sale! What a great find and listen

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Reckless Endangerment

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs)
    • By Robert K. Tanenbaum
    • Narrated By James Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (25)

    Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi discover themselves working on two sides of the same case when a set of double homicides rocks downtown Manhattan. A bloody warning scrawled on the wall above a murdered elderly couple sends the Jewish community reeling into a tension-filled confrontation with the city's Arab population. In neighboring Brooklyn, a 16-year-old Arab runaway seeks refuge in Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen, where she becomes caught up in the ugly world of prostitution and drugs.

    Hill says: "Coming of age"
    ""For Honor and Respect""
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    The Author had too much background information on ethnic characters, which for me, made the story drag. I wanted a fast pace mystery and got a history lesson.
    If not for the reader, who made this story come to life, no his author is not for me.
    I listened to the re recorded sample of this book, with another reader, and he is too slow. With this drawn out story, which for me, not other reviewers, seem to need better editing.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    This seemed to play like the old "Key Stone Cops" silent movie scripts. I did like the relationship of our main hero/heroine, but it took so long for me to realize they were the main characters that I found myself saying "just finish" as you like anything J.D. reads. I purchased 2 yrs ago, and listened without re reading the outline, my mistake. The relationship between Lucy and Vietnamese man was stellar.


    Which character – as performed by James Daniels – was your favorite?

    I love J.D. narration which was the only reason I purchased this author, see Robert Crais series with Elvis Cole= FUN


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

    yes as it plays well


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Total Surrender

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Rebecca Zanetti
    • Narrated By Karen White
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (43)

    Piper Oliver knows she can't trust him. They warned her that the tall, dark, and sexy black-ops soldier Jory Dean would try to win her over with his steel-gray eyes and deadly charm, but she won't be conned by this man they call a traitor. All she has to do is figure out the science necessary to save his life, and she's done. Something isn't adding up, though, and she won't rest until she uncovers the truth - even if it's buried in his deep, dangerous kiss.

    Ezinwanyi says: "The Tough Sweet Geek loves the Smart, Sweet, Lost"
    ""Holy Heaven On a Stick""
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    If you could sum up Total Surrender in three words, what would they be?

    Fallen, Steel, AngelsAuthor paints a clear, macho hero that is determined. All the heroines add to each story. If you like a series, then buy in the order they came out, but #1,2,3 bring you to this book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Total Surrender?

    When the brothers re-unite. All the books have a prologue that breaks your heart and sets the stage for the book. These prologues compel you to buy the 4 books. I really wished this series came out all at once, as I now have to go back and re listen to book #1 &2. Thank you Audible for taking our recommendation to bring book #4 out shortly after #3.


    What about Karen White’s performance did you like?

    I found book #1 due to this reader. I am a devoted fan of her reads. See Julie James series and Jill Shalvis Animal series read by Karen. Her Males voices are to die for. She makes our heroes oh so sexy in this series that you will buy all 4 stories. Mattie and Jory are my fave!


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

    "Never Give Up, Never Alone"


    Any additional comments?

    I hope this author has more books that reader Karen White can bring to life for devoted audible fans.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Game of Fear

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Robin Perini
    • Narrated By Todd Haberkorn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (28)

    Brilliant kids from all over the country are disappearing - but no one knows why. Until now. In the cockpit, Search and Rescue pilot Deb Lansing is in control: her flight, her rules. But after the suspicious disappearance of her supersmart younger sister, she knows this is one rescue mission she can’t fly solo. She needs help. She needs Gabe Montgomery.

    HaloLove says: "Sometimes frustrating but quite entertaining!"
    ""Unintended Consequences""
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    For reader YES, which is why I purchased, author not so much. This had 9 hrs to tell a story and is was a great spend. It however had lots to be developed or maybe cut out. The author had a lot to say, which should have been developed or left out. This has all the elements of a good mystery and a romance novel, but due to length and dvelopement author needed a bit better editing.
    If other brothers/series are produced with Todd H. reading, then yes, I would buy.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    The ending was no surprise, more of a romance than a mystery. See Phillip Margolin's After Dark for a wow ending.


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

    T.H. is a.k.a. MacLoud Andrews. See Nora Roberts Inn series , Robert Crais Suspect, and Brad Parks series is good under M.A. T.H. does a lot of work with Tatiana Sokolov =Hot


    Did Game of Fear inspire you to do anything?

    Yup, to remember everything has an unintended consequence


    Any additional comments?

    Audible, I would bring out the other brothers books with T.H. reading them. Book #1 is not a reader I buy at all.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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