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Elizabeth

I just Love the Allure of a Great Romance...a Pair of Rose Colored Glasses...some Fine Wine, and a Subscription to Audible...

Sandia, TX, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Dark Prince: Author's Cut Special Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Christine Feehan
    • Narrated By Abby Craden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (639)
    Performance
    (517)
    Story
    (523)

    A telepathic hunter of serial killers, Raven Whitney helps to catch some of the most depraved criminals. But her work keeps her from getting close to others, and has drained her body and spirit. In need of rest and rejuvenation, she embarks for a vacation far from home. Mikhail Dubrinsky is the prince of the Carpathians, the powerful leader of a wise and secret ancient race that thrives in the night. From the moment they meet, Raven and Mikhail are helpless to resist the desire that sparks between them. But just as fate unexpectedly brings these life mates together, malevolent forces threaten to destroy them.

    julie says: "Utterly Supurb!!!"
    "Don't waste your credit!"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Well, I couldn't even get past the first 3 chapters...Don't waste your credit!
    Sorry...
    The only thing that could have made this a 4 or 5 star rating, would be to start over...


    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Lord of Scoundrels

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Loretta Chase
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (765)
    Performance
    (706)
    Story
    (705)

    Sebastian Ballister, the notorious Marquess of Dain, is big, bad, and dangerous to know. No respectable woman would have anything to do with the "Bane and Blight of the Ballisters", and he wants nothing to do with respectable women. He's determined to continue doing what he does best - sin and sin again - and all's going swimmingly…until the day a shop door opens and she walks in.

    Marcheta says: "Witty dialogue highlights battle between the sexes"
    "Love This Book!"
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    Wow! "Lord of Scoundrels" by Loretta Chase and Narrated by Kate Reading has moved up to my top 5 book favs of all time. This Novel is brilliantly written and brought to life in a mesmerizing, and captivating way. The characters are well developed and the leading lady is smart! I loved this book and highly recommend it as credit worthy!!
    Enjoy!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Wedding Belles

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Beth Albright
    • Narrated By Allison McLemore
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    Seven months pregnant and head over heels in love, Vivi Ann McFadden is busy pulling together the final details for her wedding to Lewis Heart, famous play-by-play announcer for the Crimson Tide. But with two wedding-planners-gone-wild, a psychic giving her advice, and the ceremony happening on the same day as the wildly popular Crimson Tide kickoff game, chaos reigns supreme. Luckily, maid of honor Blake O'Hara Heart is on the job. She'll tackle this wedding if it's the last thing she does!

    Elizabeth says: "Series Trilogy - Credit Worthy!"
    "Series Trilogy - Credit Worthy!"
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    The Sassy Belles Trilogy by Beth Albright and narrated by Allison McLemore is a fun listen and great for the holidays! It is well written, and funny with adorable characters living in the deep south. If you are in the mood for a book series that will put a smile on your face, you will truly enjoy these.
    Enjoy!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sleigh Belles

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Beth Albright
    • Narrated By Allison McLemore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (25)

    With her hair perfectly coiffed, nails freshly manicured and a heavy trail of perfume wafting behind her, local news reporter Dallas Dubois is sure she's about to kick her career - and maybe her love life - into high gear. The director of the Tuscaloosa children's Christmas play has fallen ill, and Dallas is ordered by her station manager to take the reins. Everyone is shocked - especially Cal Hollingsworth, who still remembers her as the Ice Queen from high school.

    Tamicat says: "Best of the trilogy"
    "Series Trilogy - Credit Worthy!"
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    The Sassy Belles Trilogy by Beth Albright and narrated by Allison McLemore is a fun listen and great for the holidays! It is well written, and funny with adorable characters living in the deep south. If you are in the mood for a book series that will put a smile on your face, you will truly enjoy these.
    Enjoy!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Sassy Belles

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Beth Albright
    • Narrated By Allison McLemore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (24)

    Meet the Sassy Belles. They're strong as a mint julep, sweet as peach cobbler, and no matter what, they stick together. There are only two seasons in Tuscaloosa - football and waiting-for-football. When Lewis Heart, football announcer and voice of the Crimson Tide, vanishes after an impromptu romp with Vivi Ann McFadden at the Fountain Mist Motel, Vivi does what any Southern woman would do: Call her best friend, Blake O'Hara Heart, attorney-at-law.

    Jennifer says: "Refreshingly light, well written and fun"
    "Series Trilogy Credit Worthy"
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    The Sassy Belles Trilogy by Beth Albright and narrated by Allison McLemore is a fun listen and great for the holidays! It is well written, and funny with adorable characters living in the deep south. If you are in the mood for a book series that will put a smile on your face, you will truly enjoy these.
    Enjoy!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Findley's Lass: The Clan MacDougall Series

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs)
    • By Suzan Tisdale
    • Narrated By Brad Wills
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (136)
    Performance
    (123)
    Story
    (124)

    The Highlands of Scotland, Autumn 1344..... She had won his heart without trying... and he can only pray for the chance to give her his. When Findley McKenna returns after his battle with the English to offer Maggy Boyle a home amongst his clan, he finds only death and destruction instead of the young widow who has stolen his heart. The only things left of her home is the burned out hut and decaying bodies of the auld people Maggy has taken care of for the past three years. With only a prayer, his Highlander heart, and a bit of bloodied plaid to cling to, Findley will crawl through hell if he must, in order to find Maggy and her sons and avenge the massacre before him.

    ~~ DARA ~~ says: "Made Me Smile"
    "Disappointing second to The Clan MacDougall Series"
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    Ok. so I loved the first installment of The Clan MacDougall Series, and although I finished this second in the series, wanting to know how it would end...I didn't like it. I was so disappointed. I hated the narrator, Brad Wills. He sounds like he is yelling the whole time, and his voices for the women is very unappealing. So sorry to give this negative review, especially when the review I gave for Book 1 was so good. This goes to show the importance of choosing the right narrator. Had she chosen Erin Jones, (Narrator of Book 1), perhaps this review would have been different. Unfortunately, Brad Wills narrates the rest of the series, which means that I will not be purchasing.
    Credit worthy? NO!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Laiden's Daughter: Clan MacDougall, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Suzan Tisdale
    • Narrated By Erin Jones
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (211)
    Performance
    (201)
    Story
    (201)

    Betrayed by lies told before her birth, Aishlinn is raised by a harsh and cruel stepfather. Her life is forever changed one horrifying night when she is forced to flee England for the safety of the Scottish Highlands. Rescued by a fierce band of highland warriors, Aishlinn soon learns that honorable men do exist. She finds a strength she never knew she possessed and it will be tested to the limits when she is forced to make a heart-wrenching decision…allow the English to kill those she loves, or surrender for the crime she committed.

    ~~ DARA ~~ says: ".Highland Self Discovery"
    "Wonderful Love Story"
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    I Loved Laiden't Daughter: Clan MacDougall, Book 1, by Susan Tisdale and narrated by Erin Jones. So sweet and tender. The characters were ones that I will remember for a long time, as they were brought to life by the talented narrator, Erin Jones.
    This book really illustrated to me the value of a good narrator.
    Credit worthy...Yes!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Gentle Rain

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Deborah Smith
    • Narrated By Suzy Harbulak
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (176)
    Performance
    (153)
    Story
    (153)

    A Connecticut heiress learns she's adopted and travels to northern Florida "cracker" cattle ranch to find her birth parents. There she also finds unexpected romance with the ranch's owner.

    ~~ DARA ~~ says: "Extremely Touching!"
    "A wonderful surprise"
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    A Gentle Rain by Deborah Smith was my first of her books to read, and what an amazing gift it was. I bought this book on sale, and it will not be the last of Ms. Smith's books that I treat myself to. I loved it. Precious characters that were developed well, very nice plot that came back to itself nicely. Smart. Fun. Lovely.
    Credit worthy? Yes!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Giving Chase: Chase Brothers, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Lauren Dane
    • Narrated By Aletha George
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (263)
    Performance
    (246)
    Story
    (247)

    Some small towns grow really good-looking men! This is the case with the four Chase brothers. The homegrown hotties are on the wish list of every single woman in town and Maggie Wright is no exception. Maggie has finally had it with the men she's been dating but a spilled plate of chili cheese fries drops Shane Chase right into her lap. The sheriff is hot stuff but was burned by a former fiancée and is quite happy to play the field. After Shane's skittishness sends him out the door, Maggie realizes that Kyle Chase has had his eye on her from the start.

    CAROLYN says: "WELL.... THE CHASE BROTHERS DON'T NEED TO CHASE ME"
    "Very Enjoyable"
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    Listen, Giving Chase: Chase Brothers, Book 1 was adorable...very enjoyable. This is a fun, sweet, novel. Entertaining.
    This is what we want when we buy a book like this. Are there lessons to learn...probably not...morals to the story...no...but if you want to be entertained...this is going to fit the bill.
    Credit ready...yes!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Best of Me

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Nicholas Sparks
    • Narrated By Sean Pratt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1201)
    Performance
    (1022)
    Story
    (1020)

    In the fall of 1984, high school students Amanda Collier and Dawson Cole fell deeply, irrevocably in love. Though they were from opposite sides of the tracks, their love for one another seemed to defy the realities of life in the small town of Oriental, North Carolina. But as the summer of their senior year came to a close, unforeseen events would tear the young couple apart, setting them on radically divergent paths.

    L.W. says: "Horribly depressing"
    "5 Stars...but..."
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    O.K. It is Nicholas Sparks...he is an amazing story teller. I gave the story 5 stars, which, in terms of story telling, it deserves. The Best of Me is quality writing, with outstanding character development, and storyline...but, I have to ask myself...did I come away with anything? The answer is an absolute "no", unless feeling depressed is something to brag about. On the one hand, I love the way he describes the characters and situations, although the ending was very predictable. Sean Prat has a great voice and does an amazing job of narration.
    Nicholas Sparks will not be on my short list of books to purchase anymore...
    Don't waste your credit - unless you are in the mood to feel basically hopeless...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Stardust: Peaches Monroe, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Mimi Strong
    • Narrated By Saskia Maarleveld
    Overall
    (55)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (52)

    There I was, minding my own business at Peachtree Books when this lunatic comes racing in the door and knocks me into his arms. I would have ripped him a new one, but he was kinda familiar, and hot. Like I-want-to-have-your-beautiful-babies-now hot. Turns out he looks familiar because I stare at his gorgeous face on TV every week. Yup, Dalton Deangelo. In the oh-so-firm flesh. I let him hide out from the press for a while, then I thought he'd be on his way, and I could breathe normally again. But no.

    Elizabeth says: "Where's the Plot?"
    "Where's the Plot?"
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    There is not much to say about Stardust: Peaches Monroe, Volume 1, by Mimi Strong. While there were a few funny moments, the vast majority of it was somewhat sad and pitiful. This book is filled with a series of situations, rather than engaging the reader by having a plot. The ending was unexpected and abrupt.
    Sorry...This gets a "no" from me.
    Not credit worthy.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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