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  • All at Once: Temptation, the Right Path

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Alyson Silverman, Gayle Hendrix

    Socialite Eden Carlbough knew running a girls' camp wouldn't be easy, but she didn't expect to be run up an apple tree by the little monsters. She was equally surprised to come crashing down into the capable arms of orchard owner Chase Elliot. While her handsome neighbor's overbearing ways were highly irritating, his touch ignited feelings she'd never known...

    Lyssa says: "Sooooo disappointed!!"
    "Not one, but two stories! Not new either!"

    Despite the late 2014 release date, this audibook contains two books from 1987 (Temptation) and 1993 (The Right Path).

    The stories are well written and somewhat predictable .. I like that in a romance :-)

    The stories differ (not better, nor worse!) in style from what Mrs Roberts has written in the last years, which makes them interesting to compare.

    I preferred "Temptation" and would have loved to see a little more length in that story. "The Right Path" on the other hand seemed too long.

    All in all well worth the credit I spent!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Storm Siren

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Mary Weber
    • Narrated By Christine Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    In a world at war, a slave girl's lethal curse could become one kingdom's weapon of salvation. If the curse - and the girl - can be controlled. As a slave in the war-weary kingdom of Faelen, seventeen-year-old Nym isn't merely devoid of rights, her Elemental kind are only born male and always killed at birth - meaning, she shouldn't even exist.

    'lexu says: "awfull reader, story OK"
    "awfull reader, story OK"

    I'm listening to chapter three... and wish I was reading the book myself.

    The reader is very monoton.. she has or uses very little intonation and doesn't pause. I-mean-she-reads-every-sentence-as-if-it-were-a-single-word! She's in a hurry too, so there are hardly any pauses between sentences.

    The reader can't 'do' different voices either, but to me that is a minor issue!

    I just wish someone had coached her, the voice is not unpleasant.

    The story itself seems well crafted. But I hesitate to judge, since the reading performance biases me!

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Recipe for Love

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Katie Fforde
    • Narrated By Jenny Funnell

    Take one aspiring cook, one judge, and a spoonful of romance...When Zoe Harper wins a coveted place in a televised cookery competition she's thrilled. It's a chance to cook her way to fame and fortune and the little delicatessen she's set her heart on. The first task has hardly begun when she finds herself with rather too much on her plate. Not only has she got to contend with the fiercely competitive and downright devious Cher, but she's fast developing an inconvenient crush on one of the judges - the truly delicious Gideon Irving.

    Von-Mari says: "Wonderful"
    "Well crafted story"

    The story's strength is dialogue and ridiculous, funny situations, not clever plot and suspense. The characters are human, well distinguishable and believable. They are not mean, saints in disguise or boring gray non-entities.

    The story is "compact" in that it doesn't have complicated side plots and doesn't verbosely narrate scenes to the bitter boring end ... but sometimes it is a bit too compact and sketchy .. as though the author felt she had more to say, but the need for minimalism tied her tongue.

    As in a Jane Austin romances you will know early on who the lucky couple is. Not a problem since "Getting There" is what it's about.

    The reader is no Kate Reading, but she works for the story and didn't distract me anymore after a short while.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Endless Chain

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Emilie Richards
    • Narrated By Isabel Keating

    Sam Kinkade is finally feeling at home as a minister in rural Toms Brook, Virginia, content with his life and Shenandoah Valley congregation. But his plans to welcome the area's growing Hispanic community are being met with resistance. Fortunately, when the church-run community center is threatened, a stranger named Elisa Martinez walks through his door and Sam realizes he has found a woman capable of building bridges. Elisa isn't looking to make connections. She has come to Toms Brook to hide.

    MS says: "Very good!"
    "Good story, good performance, ok production"
    Any additional comments?

    I liked both the author's story telling skills and the reader's performance, but there are severall places where the audio has weird and disconcerting background noises, that reminded me of a fax machine or modem connecting. So I've rated story and performance 5 stars each, but only 4 stars overall.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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