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  • Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Oprah's Book Club 2.0)

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Cheryl Strayed
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3618)
    Performance
    (3186)
    Story
    (3197)

    At 22, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State - and to do it alone. She had no experience as a long-distance hiker, and the trail was little more than “an idea, vague and outlandish and full of promise.” But it was a promise of piecing back together a life that had come undone.

    FanB14 says: "Glad I Took the Trip"
    "Lost? Found? Inept on the PCT"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes and no. I guess I didn't fully like her for her ineptness, wearing shoes that didn't fit, carrying a monster pack, not having enough money, etc. I did still listen to the whole book. It did express what she felt and the learning that took place in her life from taking this trip. I would have liked to hear a little more about the scenery and what she felt about that also along the trail. I guess we can all be inept during our life and she showed what she dealt with during this time. Parts I enjoyed listening to more than others.


    Would you recommend Wild to your friends? Why or why not?

    Not as a guide or story about the Pacific Crest Trail, maybe if someone wants to learn about themselves and find a different way to search within themselves for whatever they need to learn.


    Have you listened to any of Bernadette Dunne’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is a first. She did a good job.


    Was Wild worth the listening time?

    I guess so.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Accidental SEAL: SEAL Brotherhood, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Sharon Hamilton
    • Narrated By J. D. Hart
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (292)
    Performance
    (259)
    Story
    (261)

    Christy Nelson embarks on her new career in Real Estate by holding her first open house, at the wrong house, by accident, where she finds the nude sleeping body of a man. Navy SEAL Kyle Lansdowne, on a mission to find his missing Team buddy, is staying at his buddy's home while investigating the disappearance. When someone breaks in, he takes protective measures. He doesn't expect to find that a beautiful young woman is responsible for his teammate's abduction.

    Nicole Garcia says: "Sexy Miltary Read!!"
    "Main female character poorly done."
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    What disappointed you about Accidental SEAL?

    The female lead Christy goes looking for the male lead Kyle after just one day searching for him like a stalker. Later with gunman in the next room they kiss and kiss again. This was all very unrealistic to me. I read a lot of romances have for 40 years but this was too sappy for me. I kept listening hoping it would redeem itself but it didn't.


    What was most disappointing about Sharon Hamilton’s story?

    the characters both male and female primary characters Chrisy and Kyle.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by J. D. Hart?

    She was fine narrating. I just didn't like the story.


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

    Dissapointment. I have read other SEAL stories much better developed


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Forged in Fire: A Red-Hot SEALs Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Trish McCallan
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (586)
    Performance
    (524)
    Story
    (524)

    Beth Brown’s dream feels so real: a mysterious stranger is gunned down during a violent airplane hijacking, and there’s nothing Beth can do to stop it. But Beth doesn’t believe in premonitions - or does she? How else can she explain the intense connection she feels to the gorgeous man in her dream whom she’s never met? A man she’s determined to save....

    Angela says: "A fantastic listen!"
    "Great book to listen to or read"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes - it was great - hard to stop listening.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Forged in Fire?

    Liked the Seal team members, enjoyed the psychic powers.


    Which character – as performed by Angela Dawe – was your favorite?

    Angela Dawe did a great job. I wish the second book Forged in Ash had been narrated by her also.


    Any additional comments?

    Looking forward to the rest of the series - wish I didn't have to wait!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Forged in Ash: A Red-Hot SEALs Novel, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Trish McCallan
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (229)
    Performance
    (211)
    Story
    (211)

    Kait Winchester inherited a special gift from her Arapaho ancestors: She can heal with her touch. And there is no one she would like to get her hands on more than the super-sexy SEAL who seems determined to ignore their off-the-charts chemistry. When the wounded warrior finally seeks her help, she’s ready to nurse him back to health…and into her bed.

    Karen says: "Second Book Better Than First!"
    "good story"
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    Would you listen to Forged in Ash again? Why?

    yes, but I didn't like the narrator.


    What did you like best about this story?

    storyline was good, liked the healing.


    What didn’t you like about Luke Daniels’s performance?

    He was very stereotypical in his voices for the characters. That Mac sounds way over gruff and Wolf sounds like a real stereotyped Indian -really awful!


    Any additional comments?

    Find a different narrator for the next book please.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Angels Fall

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (342)
    Performance
    (242)
    Story
    (244)

    Enjoying the view from the mountain she has just climbed, Reece Gilmore sees a woman being attacked. But when authorities comb the area, they find nothing - no signs of struggle. No freshly turned earth. Not even a tire track. No one in town seems to believe Reece, except Brody, a gruff loner.

    punkingee says: "Great Nora Roberts book"
    "Loved the book, I couldn't stop listening to it."
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    What made the experience of listening to Angels Fall the most enjoyable?

    The story was great.


    What other book might you compare Angels Fall to and why?

    I would compare it to The Search also by Nora Roberts, both very well written.


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

    I enjoyed Brody as well as Reese.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It was easy to empathize with Reese, she went through a lot.


    Any additional comments?

    It was well narrated also.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Northern Lights

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Gary Littman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1166)
    Performance
    (850)
    Story
    (861)

    Lunacy was Nate Burke's last chance. As a Baltimore cop, he'd watched his partner die on the street - and the guilt still haunts him. With nowhere else to go, he accepts the job as chief of police in this tiny, remote Alaskan town. Aside from sorting out a run-in between a couple of motor vehicles and a moose, he finds his first few weeks on the job are relatively quiet. But that's about to change.

    Michele says: "Makes you want to see Alaska for yourself"
    "good story but romance a bit crude"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Not really.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Make the romance less crude. I enjoy romance read a lot of it, have really enjoyed some of Nora Roberts other books more than the romance in this one.


    What three words best describe Gary Littman’s voice?

    I would haave preferred a woman narrator.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Wanderer: Thunder Point, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Robyn Carr
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (861)
    Performance
    (761)
    Story
    (768)

    Nestled on the Oregon coast is a small town of rocky beaches and rugged charm. Locals love the land’s unspoiled beauty. Developers see it as a potential gold mine. When newcomer Hank Cooper learns he’s been left an old friend’s entire beachfront property, he finds himself with a community’s destiny in his hands. Cooper has never been a man to settle in one place, and Thunder Point was supposed to be just another quick stop. But Cooper finds himself getting involved with the town. And with Sarah Dupre, a woman as complicated as she is beautiful.

    Music Lover says: "Good new series by Carr"
    "A good book to listen to"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes, it was a good story and very good to listen to


    What did you like best about this story?

    a little romance a little intrigue and good characters


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

    no I spread it out and enjoyed coming back to it


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • One More Summer

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Liz Flaherty
    • Narrated By Rebecca Gibel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (149)
    Performance
    (132)
    Story
    (131)

    Grace has taken care of her widowed father her entire adult life and the ornery old goat has finally died. She has no job, no skills and very little money, and has heard her father's prediction that no decent man would ever want her so often she accepts it as fact.

    Claudia says: "I Praise this Author"
    "Romance and More"
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    Would you listen to One More Summer again? Why?

    Yes, it was a great story with many intertwining storeylines. It was more than just a romance book. It moved me to tears and it had happy moments.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of One More Summer?

    The love of a friend for a friend and a man for a woman and the caring of siblings are all here. It's worth it.The cancer part of the story hit me particularly. I have breast cancer that I am dealing with totally differently than her friend. There are other options other than surgery, chemo and dying. And don't eat sugar if you have cancer.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Quite a few, the book was well written. I hope to read more from this author.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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