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Florence

Arvada, CO, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Two for the Dough: Stephanie Plum, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Janet Evanovich
    • Narrated By C. J. Critt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1225)
    Performance
    (1021)
    Story
    (1024)

    Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is back, packing a whole lot of attitude. This time around, she's on the trail of Kenny Mancuso, a boy from the working-class burg of Trenton, New Jersey, who has just shot his best friend. Fresh out of the Army and suspiciously wealthy, Mancuso's also distantly related to Joe Morelli, a vice cop with questionable ethics, a libido in permanent overdrive, and a habit of horning in on Stephanie's investigations.

    debra says: "2 for the Dough - Funny, funny, and funny"
    "Did not hold my interest"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes, because I enjoyed the light hearted comedy forced into a serious event.


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

    The endng faded, I could have quit the book before it ended. No expectation of surprise.


    What about C. J. Critt’s performance did you like?

    The narrator was the best.


    Do you think Two for the Dough needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No, not without imagination or develop the Morely relationship.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Deeper Than the Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Tami Hoag
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1381)
    Performance
    (778)
    Story
    (771)

    Three children, running in the woods behind their school, stumble upon a partially buried female body, eyes and mouth glued shut. Close behind the children is their teacher, Anne Navarre, shocked by this discovery and heartbroken as she witnesses the end of their innocence. What she doesn't yet realize is that this will mark the end of innocence for an entire community, as the ties that bind families and friends are tested by secrets uncovered in the wake of a serial killer's escalating activity.

    John says: "A pleasant surprise"
    "Unnecessarily gruesome and ordinary"
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    A quiet town is suddenly infused with multiple criminal and or dysfunctional families. All the suspects just happen to be parents of children seemingly located at the same school in the same grade. Apparently these same kids stumble upon the body of a victim which leads to a serial murder investigation.

    0 of 0 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
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (195)
    Performance
    (181)
    Story
    (181)

    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,"
    "Political influence, social action, civil rights"
    Overall
    Performance
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    CM highlights the historical climate of voting rights, discrimination, and woman's rights in this colorful romantic adventure.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Enemy

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2284)
    Performance
    (1556)
    Story
    (1554)

    New Year's Day, 1990. The Berlin Wall is coming down. The world is changing. And in a North Carolina "hot-sheets" motel, a two-star general is found dead. His briefcase is missing. Nobody knows what was in it. Within minutes Jack Reacher has his orders: Control the situation. But this situation can't be controlled.

    Corinne says: "Made me really admire Reacher"
    "Too similar to another LC Book"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Don't enjoy duplicate plots, or deja vue. Wish I could be specific, but the Paris chapter and victim found on the road reminded me of another LC book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • How to Love a Black Man: The Series: 'Vitamin C', 'Ride With Me', 'Take One for the Team' and 'Conversation with Zane!'

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Jamal-Harrison Bryant
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (46)

    Dr. Jamal Bryant takes a step into a controversial and exploratory zone of relationships and sexuality in this hard hitting three part series featuring "Vitamin C", "Ride With Me", "Take One For The Team", and Conversation with Zane!" The latter is a special encounter with the world renowned author and publisher Zane in a exclusive conversation on black sexuality. Most women, generally, don’t have much trouble attracting men.

    LATRELL says: "AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    "Preaching not my thing"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Surprised to hear pulpit preaching in this one. Got one or two interesting points but overall was disappointed with the content.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Naked Edge: I-Team Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Pamela Clare
    • Narrated By Kaleo Griffith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (210)
    Performance
    (193)
    Story
    (191)

    Someone wants the Native Americans off their sacred land. And when Navajo journalist Katherine James and park ranger Gabriel Rossiter team up to investigate why, their passion for the truth - and each other - makes them targets for those desperate enough to kill.

    Stacey says: "Not one for me"
    "Not her best but enjoyable"
    Overall
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    I like the journalist team and growing character interaction of this series. Great passionate romance develops in this story along with mystery and suspense. All good reasons for two people to fall in love.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Bride

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Julie Garwood
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1976)
    Performance
    (1228)
    Story
    (1238)

    By edict of the king, the mighty Scottish laird Alec Kincaid must take an English bride. His choice was Jamie the feisty youngest daughter of Baron Jamison. Alec ached to touch her, to tame her, to possess her forever. But Jamie vowed never to surrender to this highland barbarian. Though his kisses fired her blood, shadowed secrets from Alec's past threatened Jamie's happiness. She brazenly resisted him - until one rapturous moment quelled their clash of wills.

    XYZPDQ says: "Early works released in MP3 at last!!"
    "Highlander romances are the best!"
    Overall
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    Refreshing story and love affair. A little too too much brutality for the bride but still a great listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Persuader

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2826)
    Performance
    (2046)
    Story
    (2033)

    Jack Reacher. The ultimate loner. An elite ex-military cop who left the service years ago, he's moved from place to place...without family...without possessions...without commitments.

    Joanna says: "Child at His Best! A Must Read for Reacher Fans!"
    "Typical fast pace Reacher thriller"
    Overall
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    Reacher seems to be getting a little old and broken for all the action. No regrets, the listen was great but I may be done with the Reacher series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Jack Weatherford
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis, Jack Weatherford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3573)
    Performance
    (2177)
    Story
    (2197)

    The Mongol army led by Genghis Khan subjugated more lands and people in 25 years than the Romans did in 400. In nearly every country the Mongols conquered, they brought an unprecedented rise in cultural communication, expanded trade, and a blossoming of civilization.

    Peter says: "Brilliant, insightful, intriguing."
    "History can be life changing"
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    Any additional comments?

    My deceased father use to recite the Kubla Khan poem by Coleridge when I was little. I had no idea what was behind the man or the story. Today, after sixty years, I can remember the first stanza of this poem by heart, and made the connection to this time in history after listening to this book. I use to refer to 'down syndrome' children as 'Mongoloids' and had no idea where the term came from or why it was a discriminatory term. This historical book filled in many blanks for me and hopefully made me a better person.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Drop Dead Gorgeous

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Linda Howard
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
    Overall
    (153)
    Performance
    (95)
    Story
    (91)

    Blair Mallory, last seen in To Die For, has already survived one murder attempt. Now, while planning her wedding and dealing with holiday-season madness, Blair once again dodges a bullet. Or, more precisely, a Buick. And though the driver's identity remains a mystery, his or her murderous intentions are all too clear.

    SassiKassi says: "This narrator is great!"
    "Lively, colorful, female personality"
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    Would you listen to Drop Dead Gorgeous again? Why?

    Perhaps, not again but gratified the first time. Enjoyed the spirited lead female character, I commend her high maintenance clever communication techniques.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The humor.


    Which character – as performed by Joyce Bean – was your favorite?

    Blair


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

    Not movie material


    Any additional comments?

    Noticed some thumbs down for this book, but I thought it fun as it reminded me of real high maintenance women.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Death Angel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Linda Howard
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (381)
    Performance
    (179)
    Story
    (183)

    After she double-crosses her lover, a ruthless crime lord, Drea must flee from a relentless assassin who ultimately succeeds in killing her. But after a very brief death, Drea returns to life a changed woman: no longer selfish and cruel, determined to bring down the ones who marked her for death. Joining forces with the FBI, little does she suspect that the man she will come to love is the same assassin who took her life.

    Diana says: "All that I expected and more"
    "Romance mixed with suspense is a sure bet."
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    Where does Death Angel rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    In the middle, but a good middle.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked this particular mystery, bad people can recover, depressed circumstances can rise, and love can heal.


    Which character – as performed by Joyce Bean – was your favorite?

    The narrator was great in every way.


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

    Always try to listen to the author in one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    This author amazes me with character, story, and itimate relationship variety. Standard is the mystery, love interest, and great ending.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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