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leftymom

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  • 166 reviews
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  • The Golden Chance

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Jayne Ann Krentz
    • Narrated By Patrick G. Lawlor, Franette Liebow
    Overall
    (312)
    Performance
    (155)
    Story
    (154)

    Stunning, stubborn, and independent, Philadelphia Fox lost her best friend because of the fabulously rich and powerful Lightfoot family of Washington state. Now she's got her friend's controlling shares in Lightfoot Industries - an inheritance that brings Nick, the family's prodigal and supremely attractive son, knocking at her door. An unexpected and irrepressible spark between them blazes into extraordinary passion, and Phila - historically unlucky in love - finds the deepest satisfaction she has ever known.

    Judy says: "Great Book!"
    "Really enjoyed"
    Overall

    Jayne Ann Krentz is one of my favorite authors and this book was pretty good. I really enjoyed having a male and female narrator they were great. Credit worthy.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • On Dublin Street

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Samantha Young
    • Narrated By Paula Costello
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1397)
    Performance
    (1315)
    Story
    (1311)

    Jocelyn Butler has been hiding from her past for years. But all her secrets are about to be laid bare.... Four years ago, Jocelyn left her tragic past behind in the States and started over in Scotland, burying her grief, ignoring her demons, and forging ahead without attachments. Her solitary life is working well - until she moves into a new apartment on Dublin Street where she meets a man who shakes her carefully guarded world to its core.

    Leesa says: "Swept me away!!!"
    "Couldn't stop listening"
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    I have this book in print and read it quite some time ago so I knew the story and it was still GREAT! The narrator is fantastic. It was sweet, funny, HOT, emotional and HOT. Braden and Joss are some of my favorite characters. Samantha Young will be getting all of my credits since I'll be downloading all of her books from this point forward!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Fall from India Place: On Dublin Street, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Samantha Young
    • Narrated By Chloe Lynn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (140)
    Performance
    (133)
    Story
    (133)

    Leaving Hannah was the biggest mistake of Marco's life - something he has deeply regretted for years. So when fate reunites them, he refuses to let her go without a fight. Determined to make her his, Marco pursues Hannah, reminding her of all the reasons they're meant to be together. But just when Marco thinks they're committed to a future together, Hannah makes a discovery that unearths the secret pain she's been hiding from him - a secret that could tear them apart before they have a real chance to start over again.

    Amazon Customer says: "Mixed Feelings"
    "Loved this book!"
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    This whole series has been fantastic and book 4 did not let me down. Marco and Hannah have fantastic chemistry and I just couldn't put it down. I think I went through the story in 2 days!! The narrator is excellent, I love to listen to her and she did a great job with both the male and female characters. Very credit worthy.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Motorcycle Man: Dream Man, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Kristen Ashley
    • Narrated By Kate Russell
    Overall
    (553)
    Performance
    (530)
    Story
    (526)

    Tyra Masters has had enough drama to last a lifetime. Now, she's back on track and looking forward to her new, quiet life. Until she meets the man of her dreams. The tattooed, muscled biker plies her with tequila-and the best sex of her life. She knows it isn't the tequila and hot sex talking. He's the kind of man she's always wanted. Unfortunately, he's also her new boss…

    Jordy says: "Holy Mother of Delicious Hotness!!!"
    "It's the Narrator"
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    Well I finally figured out what the issue is with these books! I love Kristen Ashley and her books but I have read most of them. I downloaded Wild Man and only got about 1/2 way through and stopped listening. Thinking it was the story and knowing I love the author I decided to download Motorcycle Man. Again, I'm about 4 hours in and have lost interest. I finally realized that I just hate the narrator. I just don't like the hardcore northern accent (or what you would call a Long Island accent) and it screws up the story for me. (Sorry if I offend any people from the north.) Anyway, her accent took away from the story, it may not for others but we all have our own taste and this just isn't mine. I'll keep this narrator on my do not download list.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Wallbanger

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Alice Clayton
    • Narrated By Heather Smith
    Overall
    (1185)
    Performance
    (1093)
    Story
    (1101)

    Thanks to paper-thin walls and the guy’s athletic prowess, Carolyn is gaining an - um - intimate knowledge of her new neighbor's nocturnal adventures. And since Caroline is currently on a self-imposed "dating hiatus," and her neighbor is clearly lethally attractive to women, she finds her fantasies keep her awake even longer than the noise. So when the wallbanging threatens to literally bounce her out of bed, Caroline, clad in sexual frustration and a pink baby-doll nightie, confronts Simon Parker, her heard-but-never-seen neighbor.

    Mon says: "Not sure what all the fuss is about"
    "Really...why all the good reviews??"
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    You know I thought this was going to be a really good book but for me it was WAY to drawn out. They talked about having sex for about 96% of the book at the end, the last 4% I wished they would stop. I didn't find it as funny as others and I'm sorry I wasted my credit on something that I am now so glad is over. The narrator was great so at least it had one positive.

    6 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • The Edge of Never

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By J. A. Redmerski
    • Narrated By Lauren Fortgang
    Overall
    (471)
    Performance
    (430)
    Story
    (433)

    Twenty-year-old Camryn Bennett thought she knew exactly where her life was going. But after a wild night at the hottest club in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, she shocks everyone - including herself - when she decides to leave the only life she's ever known and set out on her own. Grabbing her purse and her cell phone, Camryn boards a Greyhound bus ready to find herself. Instead, she finds Andrew Parrish.

    Lori says: "I couldn't finish it"
    "Fell in love with Andrew and Cam!"
    Overall
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    I loved this story although the author really, really, really drew out the love scenes. You pretty much guess why from the onset (although it is not confirmed until near the end). They talked about almost having sex for 80% of the book so when they finally get together you know something bad is about to happen to change it. When Cam gets the news you really hurt for her since she has had such crappy luck with guys in her short life. This book will take you on an emotional roller coaster and the characters will stick in your mind for days. I can't wait until this author's next book. Well done!!

    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Wounded

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Jasinda Wilder
    • Narrated By Greg Sule Wilson, Alexandria Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (90)
    Performance
    (88)
    Story
    (89)

    War has taken everything from me. My family. My home. My innocence. In a country blasted by war and wracked by economic hardship, a young orphan girl like me has very few options when it comes to survival...Thus, I do what I must to live, to eat, and I try very hard to not consider the cost to my soul. My heart is empty, and my existence brutal. The one impossibility in my life is love. And then I meet HIM.

    M says: "Not Your Usual Romance"
    "Wow...words will be tough with this one."
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    If you could sum up Wounded in three words, what would they be?

    Sad, Sweet, Inspirational


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Hunter. He seems like a lost soul with no really family or connections. Through the story you watch him grow up and turn into a real man. The things he sees and experiences through war are rough and he has a very forgiving heart. It gives you hope that some of these guys coming back from overseas have a different side to them - that anyone can love or be loved.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I don't know if I can say I had a favorite because this was a difficult book. I was so sad at so many points and through the characters witnessed a lot of heartbreak. Sometimes I had to put it down because it was hard to listen to the things they both went through.


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

    No, you will need to put it down, it is difficult to listen sometimes. It is a great book and in the end you will be glad you finished it but there is a lot of sadness and death.


    Any additional comments?

    This is not a book that I would listen to again but I'm really glad I made myself experience it.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Wedding Night: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Sophie Kinsella
    • Narrated By Jayne Entwistle, Fiona Hardingham, Mark Bramhall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (600)
    Performance
    (537)
    Story
    (541)

    Lottie just knows that her boyfriend is going to propose during lunch at one of London’s fanciest restaurants. But when his big question involves a trip abroad, not a trip down the aisle, she’s completely crushed. So when Ben, an old flame, calls her out of the blue and reminds Lottie of their pact to get married if they were both still single at 30, she jumps at the chance. No formal dates - just a quick march to the altar and a honeymoon on Ikonos, the sun-drenched Greek island where they first met years ago. Their family and friends are horrified. Fliss, Lottie’s older sister, knows that Lottie can be impulsive - but surely this is her worst decision yet.

    Trish says: "Full of Slapstick and Fun!!"
    "Not this one"
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    What would have made Wedding Night better?

    I don't know. I normally love Sophie Kinsella and have read many of her books. I remember laughing so much my eyes watered but this book I couldn't even finish. This book was not funny it was silly and predictable. In my 10 year history of Audible this is only the 3rd book I was unable to continue until the end.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Sophie Kinsella again?

    I would get something from Sophie Kinsella again but I would really read the reviews much closer and make sure I don't waste another credit.


    What didn’t you like about the narrators’s performance?

    The narrator wasn't bad, I don't know if it was her accent but I never really felt the emotions or humor of the story (maybe that is why the book seemed so bad.)


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Silly. Just not worth listening because it was too predictable.


    5 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Ain't Misbehaving

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Molly Cannon
    • Narrated By Susan Bennett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (40)

    Sometimes even good girls need to be a little bad.... Marla Jean Bandy might be down, but she's not out. Even though her no-good ex-husband left her for another woman - a Bookmobile -driving librarian 20 years her senior - Marla Jean won't settle for another lonely night. She's not ready for Mr. Right, but why not have a little fun with Mr. Right Now? The only wrench in her plan is her childhood crush, Jake - and the memory of the one toe-curling kiss they shared on a hot summer night years ago....

    Kristin says: "Absolutely Awesome!!!!"
    "Narrator excellent, too bad story wasn't"
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    What would have made Ain't Misbehaving better?

    A story that didn't act like the reader was stupid. This was the most ridiculous story I have listened to and I almost didn't make it to the end.


    What was most disappointing about Molly Cannon’s story?

    That it dragged on, and on, and on, and on. I got to the point where I didn't care about the characters anymore. There was so much "chatter" it seemed like she was just trying to fill pages (with nonsense!)


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

    She has a fantastic voice and makes all the characters different. If it hadn't been for her I don't think I would have finished the book.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I kept saying over and over in my head "you've got to be kidding me!" It was bad. Don't waste you credits like I did.


    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Walking Disaster: Disaster, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Jamie McGuire
    • Narrated By Dan Bittner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (660)
    Performance
    (615)
    Story
    (627)

    Travis Maddox learned two things from his mother before she died: Love hard. Fight harder. In Walking Disaster, the life of Travis is full of fast women, underground gambling, and violence. Just when he thought he was invincible, Abby Abernathy brings him to his knees. Every story has two sides. In Jamie McGuire's New York Times best seller Beautiful Disaster, Abby had her say. Now it's time to see the story through Travis's eyes.

    Candateshia Pafford says: "Simple AMAZING! Better than Book 1!"
    "Better than the first"
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    I liked Beautiful Disaster but Travis always seemed kind of sick in his over crazy attraction for Abby. When hearing the story from his side (what is in his head) it made sense. I know several reviews have complained about the ending, the "where they are now" but, I thought it was sweet and I was happy to see they were still together.

    I look forward to Jamie McGuire's next book (whatever it will be). Great author and both narrators for both books were excellent choices. Fantastic job!!

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Double Time: Sinners on Tour, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Olivia Cunning
    • Narrated By Justine O. Keef
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (505)
    Performance
    (466)
    Story
    (464)

    After falling head over heels in love with Reagan Elliot, the perfect woman for him, Sinners' rhythm guitarist, Trey Mills, vows to give up his bisexual ways forever. When an obsessed fan threatens Reagan, she hires her friend, Ethan, to protect her while on tour. Falling for his girlfriend's bodyguard, a guy, was never on Trey's agenda. Will he have to choose between them, or can he have the best of both worlds?

    Lia says: "3.5 Not her best, but still enjoyable"
    "Out of order and not the best"
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    I hate this was listed as book 4 when it was really book 5 (Audible doesn't have book 4 - Eric's story) but I was glad to hear he was happy in this book. I didn't have a problem with the story line (probably because I have listened to all of the other books and I knew what to expect) but it didn't flow. The relationships seemed forced. At one point Trey confesses to Brian that he loved him (a big step) then within 2 minutes he is with Ethan and realizes he is over Brian (a 15 year relationship) and now is in love with Ethan. The 3-way love also didn't work. Narrator was still excellent but the story not so much.

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful

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