Sandia, TX, United States | Member Since 2012
Delicious * Emotional * Austen-ish
From beginning to end, I found myself captured by this story. The Bride, by Julie Garwood is very Austen-ish in the quality of her character development and story telling. I loved this book.
Rosalyn Landor's performance is spectacular.
I could not put this book down, and listened to it well into the night.
This is a fun, stress free novel that is entertaining and worth the credit! Cute characters, good story. Enjoyable!
OUTLANDER by Diana Gabaldon is an absolutely amazing novel, with a perfect mixture of romance, Scottish folklore, and time travel adventure.
Talk about getting your credit's worth!!! This listening experience is perfectly narrated by Davina Porter, and provides over 33 hours of pure entertainment.
Georgia on My Mind: A Sexy Contemporary Romance, written by: Marie Force, and narrated by: Holly Fielding would have been more enjoyable had I read it to myself, or with another narrator.
Holly Fielding, the narrator, has a somewhat cute and girlie voice (sometimes becoming too "sing/song") that might be better used in young adult books whose characters are all female.
Unfortunately, she becomes monotone and bullish sounding when it comes to male voices, making it very difficult to enjoy.
I believe the story is sweet and solid enough to be enjoyable, but I had to leave it several times, due to the narrator's voice, in order to return to it later and finally finish.
Had I known what I know now, I would not have used a credit for this performance. Sorry.
Cursed: The Watchers Trilogy, Book 1 by SJ West, was very disappointing and not worth the credit or time. I know that this sounds harsh, but the similarities to Twilight are insulting. What I mean to say, is how did West not realize that the parallels were just too obvious.
I wanted to like it...but couldn't finish it.
Rock Chicks, Book 1, by Kristen Ashley was a surprise to me. I'm not sure why because I have enjoyed several of Kristen's books. I will start by saying that I didn't love the cover...and that made me a bit skeptical, and even hesitant to begin. But when I did...to my delight, I discovered a light-hearted, lol, funny diversion from several of her other books.
A little reminiscent of "Stephanie Plum"...including a hilariously witty protagonist named Indie, missing diamonds, lots of clever antics; a motley collection of characters that I just loved, and, of course, hot Alpha's...I have already pre-ordered Book 2 which will be on audio June 10, 2014!
Enjoy this book! It is definitely Credit Worthy!
Another light-hearted hit: Escape to New Zealand, Book 2, for Rosalind James!
"Just Good Friends" is a fun read that includes, just as in Book 1, historical and cultural points of interest about New Zealand...definitely enticing the traveler in me to take a trip there someday.
The narrator, Clair Bocking did a good job, and has a lyrical quality to her voice...her accents were right-on!
Definitely a fun listen when you are in need of a happy, basically stress-free book...
Have fun! Credit worthy...YES!
I was soooo in the mood for a light-hearted, sweet-hearted, book like this. "Just This Once: Escape to New Zealand, Book 1, by Rosalind James was just the ticket, for the mood I was in... I loved the characters, and loved the story. The narrator, Clair Bocking did such a good job, although, I would recommend slowing down a bit...her accents were right-on!
A bit like a travel brochure, perhaps; although, I found myself really in need of a happy, basically not stress book...Have fun! Credit worthy...YES!
Emma Chase’s second installment in the “Tangled” Series fell short of my expectations. “Twisted” as told through the eyes of the leading lady, Kate and is narrated terrifically by Charlotte Penfield This is the continuing story of Kate and Drew two years later. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this, and perhaps my expectations were too high, since I gave 5 stars to Book 1.
Although I plan to continue looking forward to Emma Chase’s next audible, I only awarded Twisted an overall 3 stars, mainly because the narrator did such a good job with the material.
Throughout this novel, I found myself frustrated to the point of irritation with the NUMEROUS, (twisted) misunderstandings between the two main characters. It was, in my opinion overkill, because while the reader is supposed to envelope the “love” between Kate and Drew, their lack of faith and miscommunications bordered on the ridiculous. While Book 1, “Tangled” was funny and entertaining to read, “Twisted” was more of a “ugh…give me a break” read.
I’m on the fence with this one. Given the option, I probably would have to listen to it myself, and therefore making it credit worthy, however, I think you would be able to go into Book 3 without it. So, my vote is not worth the credit. Sorry.
Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles is the first book in the Perfect Chemistry Series, as well as the first book by Simone Elkeles that I have read/listened. Although it received an overall rating of 3 stars from me, the narration, performed well by Roxanne Hernandez and Blas Kisic, received 4 stars.
The Perfect Chemistry series is targeted toward teen’s ages 13 & up, and I can see howt it would hold more appeal for them. The bad boy meets good girl is classic in Romance Novels, and I am definitely a fan. But, while I, (at my age – ugh) certainly realize that this is fiction and not meant to be a taken as biographical, the ending is not at all probable. I might not object to my teen reading this, but I would certainly want to know what he or she were reading so that I might be able to shed some light on the plausible reality of the outcome of such a relationship. Don’t get me wrong, I have read hundreds of romance novels, and love them…13 just seems young.
Fairly good story, but sadly, I do not recommend as credit worthy.
Laura Kinsale brings to her readers, a book 2 that is an absolute credit worthy continuation to Medieval Hearts. In Book 2, LK creatively brings about a seemingly loveless character to his knees in love and redemption. Nothing short of a miraculous and believable character transformation.
As Laura's fans have come to expect from the her, you will experience a jaw dropping, awe-inspiring, can’t put down, captivating historical romance.
This novel is exhilarating; gratifying and exhausting (in the best sense of the word) experience (and I mean experience: see, hear, smell taste, and feel everything along with these amazing characters) the talented work that is Laura Kinsale.
I remain addicted.
I do have one concern in my recommendation – as mentioned in another review, there are a few S&M scenes introduced in this novel. This was not particularly appealing to me, and I found it somewhat troublesome, however, artistically speaking, I could, to a certain extent, see how it might have been warranted for this story, as the alpha male had been severely abused as a child, adolescent, and young adult. Of course, the abusive upbringing of this character also made it more sad than tantalizing. Even so, I absolutely loved these characters and wanted the best possible outcome for them.
Again, the combination of Kinsale’s writing style and ability, with the brilliant narration of Nicholas Boulton, is perfection. I have said it before, and it will always bear repeating, Nicholas Boulton has got to be the most outstanding male narrator of Historical Romance of all time. His rich baritone voice is mesmerizing and is one to absolutely LOVE. This collaboration is nothing short of excellence!
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