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Darlene

Yucaipa, CA, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • 52 reviews
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  • 68 purchased in 2014
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  • The Ideal Man: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Julie Garwood
    • Narrated By Christina Traister
    Overall
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    (585)
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    Dr. Ellie Sullivan has just completed her residency at a large urban hospital. While jogging in a park nearby, she witnesses the shooting of an FBI agent in pursuit of wanted criminals, a couple identified as the Landrys. The only person to see the shooter’s face, Ellie is suddenly at the center of a criminal investigation. Agent Max Daniels takes over the Landry case. A no-nonsense lawman, he’s definitely not the ideal man that Ellie has always imagined, yet she’s attracted to him in a way she can’t explain. Max vows to be Ellie’s shadow until the trial, and it isn’t long before sparks fly....

    A User says: "Maybe if I was 16"
    "The Ideal Man"
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    Once again Julie Garwood has blown me away with her talent. This book like all of her books is excellant. Her FBI thriller's are some of the best I have read to date. This one is the same from the first to the last. Way to go Julie on another hit.

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Neanderthal Seeks Human: A Smart Romance, Knitting in the City, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Penny Reid
    • Narrated By Jennifer Grace
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    After losing her boyfriend, apartment, and job in the same day, Janie Morris can't help wondering what new torment fate has in store. To her utter mortification, Quinn Sullivan- aka Sir McHotpants- witnesses it all then keeps turning up like a pair of shoes you lust after but can't afford. The last thing she expects is for Quinn - the focus of her slightly, albeit harmless, stalkerish tendencies - to make her an offer she can't refuse.

    Sharon says: "Could Not Stop Listening....."
    "Cute Laugh Out Loud"
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    The dialogue in this book was really funny. Had me laughing out loud and shaking my head. Some of the analogy was simply a crack up. I absolutely love a book that can make me laugh as makes ones day better. No long drawn out sex scenes in this book which is refreshing to say the least. Just 14 hours of fun in my opinion. I will be looking for the next book in this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Family Affair

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Fern Michaels
    • Narrated By Cris Dukehart
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In a city built on dreams, Trisha Holiday makes her living moving like one. But out of her dancer's costume, she's as down-to-earth as they come. That's why she ignores the admiring note - and the accompanying $1,000 bill - that arrives backstage after one of her ethereal performances. Yet the sender, a wealthy foreign prince, isn't easily dissuaded. Seven years living and studying in the United States have made Malik long for the freedom to choose his own bride - and the woman he wants is Trisha.

    Darlene says: "Modern Fairytale"
    "Modern Fairytale"
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    This book is like a fairytale. With some cute, funny, and very sad scenes. I don't usually like a tear jerker love story. But this book was well worth the tissues used. As an adult I have no problem with a couple of sex scenes. But personally I found this book to be refreshing do to the absence of those overly drawn out sex scenes. That so many of the newer authors insist on putting into their stories. Which in my opinion add absolutely nothing to the story line. As for this book I wouldn't hesitate to let a young teen read this story. There would be no worries about encouraging bad morals just good character building. Good job of narration done by Cris Dukehart.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Seduction Under Fire

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Melissa Cutler
    • Narrated By Gayle Hendrix
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    What's worse? Being held hostage by a Mexican drug cartel or being held hostage by that cartel with the one man you passionately hate? Camille Fisher, a brainy, tough-as-they-come cop, can't believe she's daring to escape with her too-hot nemesis, Aaron Montgomery. But once she outsmarts their brutal captors, the danger's just beginning.

    Darlene says: "Out of The Pan Into The Fire"
    "Out of The Pan Into The Fire"
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    Wow-wee if action is what you are looking for go no further. These books have it all. Bang up hero's and heroines getting into situation after situation. Just when you think they are home free? Whack their right back into having to face the bad guy's again. I personally enjoyed these action packed books. Although I did get tuckered out, from trying to help them out of one hot spot after another. Even had to stop and rest a couple of times. Before going on with the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cross My Heart

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Abigail Strom
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray, Amy Rubinate
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (13)
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    The last thing Jenna Landry wants is to fall in love. The former rock musician is getting ready to start a new job and a new life in L.A., and she's only back in her hometown for the summer. Nothing could tempt her to stay any longer than that...not even the sexy doctor next door. Michael Stone has a reputation for being as cold as ice. So what is it about his free-spirited neighbor that sets him on fire?

    Darlene says: "Unlikely Pair"
    "Unlikely Pair"
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    Rock star and Doctor? Certainly not what I would call a compatible couple. But ended up being a cute story. Loved the teenage daughter with the attitude. She was cute and funny as she tried to play cupid between her dad and the lady. I see that Abigail Strom has written other books. So I can only hope that they will become available on audio before long. The two narrator's of this book were very good. It was a pleasure to hear the female voice done by a female. And the male voice done by a male narrator. Really put a nice touch on the book for me.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • A Matter of Choice

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
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    (14)
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    The last thing NYPD Sergeant James "Slade" Sladerman needs is to babysit a spoiled heiress. But Jessica Winslow's antiques shop is suspected of being used by an international smuggling ring, and Slade is being sent undercover to investigate - and keep Jessica out of trouble.

    Darlene says: "Hard Headed Woman"
    "Hard Headed Woman"
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    I really wanted to give this Jessica a kick in the pant's. I have little patience with someone who dives in when not needed. If this book had been real life. She would have ended up getting both of herself and the cop killed. Do I find her brave and heroic? No I find her hard headed and a know it all. Sorry Ms. Roberts I didn't particularly like this female lead. Like I usually do with your other female leads. Also sorry Mr. Podehl but your female voice was a little much. On the other hand your Male voices were very good. Think this would be better with you and a female narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Recklessly Royal

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Nichole Chase
    • Narrated By Caitlin Davies
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (15)
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    Catherine has spent her life being the perfect princess. She’s kept her hands clean, her head down, and most importantly - men at arm’s length. After all, most men are after only one thing, and for Cathy there’s a lot more at stake than her bed; she has to worry about the fate of an entire nation. But at the rate she’s going, Cathy is afraid she’ll give the Virgin Queen a run for her money. She is tired of waiting for someone good enough to come along.

    Darlene says: "Easy Read"
    "Easy Read"
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    Both of these royal book's were a kickback easy read. I am in hopes there will be a third book on the other brother Max. Caitlin Davies southern accent was a little off. But certainly did not take away from the story line. I'm really glad that I read Suddenly Royal first, as Recklessly Royal picked up and continued the story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Chesapeake Blue: Chesapeake Bay, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By James Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (518)
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    (333)
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    Seth Quinn is finally home. It's been a long journey. But a lot has changed in St. Christopher since he's been gone - and the most intriguing change of all is the presence of Dru Whitcomb Banks.

    Roberta Rothwell says: "Good story"
    "Perfect Ending"
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    While each of these books could stand alone. It's a pleasure to read them in order. Once again I can't say enough about the narrators of each of them. James Daniels did a great job, just as the other's in bringing the story home. This family is what everyone longs for their families to be. When all of the Quinn's get involved in a problem look out, it's going to get taken care of. Tickled my funny bone when the dead grandma started talking to Seth. The way Nora Roberts ended this book makes me wonder If she might come back with another one. Wow if she does I will be first in line to get it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Inner Harbor: The Chesapeake Bay Saga, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Guy Lemonier
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (570)
    Performance
    (369)
    Story
    (371)

    Phillip's brothers, Cameron and Ethan, are now happily married. The family boat-building business is starting to thrive. And the Quinns are closer than ever to keeping Seth permanently protected from his errant mother who would sell her own son rather than loving him the way the Quinns do.

    Deborah says: "Inner Harbor"
    "One Word WOW!"
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    What a neat series this has been. Although some of the subject matter was somewhat repulsive. It was so proficiently put together that it drew me right into the stories. Which in turn kept me looking forward to the next book. Gee hard to believe there are such self serving women running around. Makes a person want to rid the world of them and the perverts they associate with. Both Guy Lemonier and David Stuart were perfect for the narration of each story. As for Nora Roberts she certainly doesn't need me to tell her what a talented writer she is. All she needs do is read her own books. Then go read one of these new authors who try to create their stories with smutty sex scenes, Please do not misunderstand A well done sex scene is not in the least offensive. But crying out loud not when they are half of the damn book? They are certainly not for me or people with my taste.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Off the Record: The Record, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By K. A. Linde
    • Narrated By Natalie Ross
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (150)
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    (141)
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    (140)

    When Liz Dougherty’s first reporting assignment for her North Carolina college newspaper finds her covering a state senator’s impromptu press conference, she has no idea how drastically her life is about to change. Senator Brady Maxwell may look the part with his devastating good looks and impeccable style, but his politics rub Liz the wrong way, and she’s not going to let him off easy. Liz’s hardball question catches Brady off guard and shows her editor, Hayden Lane, that she’s headed places as journalist. But to Liz’s surprise, she’s also headed for a secret, high-stakes romance with Brady Maxwell.

    Lorrieane says: "Duh, Awful!!!!!"
    "Political Garbage"
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    The only thing that saved this book from being tossed out was the narrator. Twenty seven chapter's of sleazy conduct, by people we should be honored to look up to is a bit much. Why in the hell this author couldn't finish the story, after 12 hours and 27 chapters is beyond me. I will be thinking very hard before buying the next book in this series.

    5 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Carolina Man: A Dare Island Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Virginia Kantra
    • Narrated By Sophie Eastlake
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (38)
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    (33)
    Story
    (31)

    Marine Luke Fletcher is determined to do his duty—first to his country and now to his ten-year-old daughter, the unexpected legacy of a high school girlfriend. But his homecoming to Dare Island in North Carolina's Outer Banks challenges his plans for the future and forces him to face everything that's missing in his life. He wasn't prepared to lose his heart to this child he never knew. Or to fall hard for coolly reserved small town lawyer Kate Dolan.

    Darlene says: "Ejoyable Series"
    "Ejoyable Series"
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    Very realistic family life in my opinion. Everybody has their ups and down times. But most learn to deal with it one way or another. This particular family is a wonderful warm one. Love this small island town. Would like to see Ms. Kantra do a book about the police chief. I liked this particular narrator just fine and also think she did a fine job.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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