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SunnySoCal

SunnySoCal

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  • 11 reviews
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  • 16 purchased in 2014
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  • Paradise Valley: Virgin River, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Robyn Carr
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
    Overall
    (619)
    Performance
    (417)
    Story
    (418)

    Best-selling author Robyn Carr pens a captivating tale from her Virgin River series in Paradise Valley. Rick Scudder joined the Marine Corps with high hopes, but left with a broken spirit and a shattered body. Pushing away everyone close to him, he forsakes the help of his surrogate father Jack and his longtime girlfriend Liz. Now Rick must find the strength to let Liz, who’s never given up on him, back into his heart.

    Lajuan says: "Heart Touching"
    "Wholesome love story..."
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    What made the experience of listening to Paradise Valley the most enjoyable?

    its nice to read a nice love story, where the lovemaking parts are not too erotic, but instead are written in a clean wholesome light, its pretty steamy, but not embarrassingly so. loved it !


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Ideal Man: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Julie Garwood
    • Narrated By Christina Traister
    Overall
    (740)
    Performance
    (586)
    Story
    (602)

    Dr. Ellie Sullivan has just completed her residency at a large urban hospital. While jogging in a park nearby, she witnesses the shooting of an FBI agent in pursuit of wanted criminals, a couple identified as the Landrys. The only person to see the shooter’s face, Ellie is suddenly at the center of a criminal investigation. Agent Max Daniels takes over the Landry case. A no-nonsense lawman, he’s definitely not the ideal man that Ellie has always imagined, yet she’s attracted to him in a way she can’t explain. Max vows to be Ellie’s shadow until the trial, and it isn’t long before sparks fly....

    A User says: "Maybe if I was 16"
    "Shes a Trauma Surgeon, he's a FBI Agent"
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    Any additional comments?

    Loved this book, great story, narrated well, .......... she is a prodigy, super smart, a trauma ER surgeon, he is a macho FBI Agent, this story is modern day. He meets her when there is a shooting near the hospital,where she happens to be jogging in the park near the hospital after work........... sparks fly from the get go, ....the story takes off from there. I cant tell more without giving the story away, but it is well worth the purchase. Loved it, enjoy.....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Trouble in High Heels

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Christina Dodd
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    Overall
    (610)
    Performance
    (389)
    Story
    (394)

    When Brandi Michaels discovers her fiancé hopping a flight to Vegas to marry his girlfriend, she pawns her engagement ring, buys herself a fabulous outfit, and spends one sultry night in the arms of a gorgeous Italian stranger named Roberto Bartolini. When Brandi becomes the mark for a killer, she has no choice but to turn to Roberto – a man who’s destined to be either her savior or her downfall. But one thing’s for sure: She’s not going down without a fight.

    MaxineSap says: "Airy, Cute and Lite"
    "A Jewel Thief Italian Count, and Lovely Lady Lawer"
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    What made the experience of listening to Trouble in High Heels the most enjoyable?

    I liked the relationship development, they were a great team. I did not especially care of the Narrators version of an aristocratic italian count accent and speech patterns, but it was not so bad that it keep me from enjoying the story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sam's Creed: Hell's Eight Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Sarah McCarty
    • Narrated By Jason Adams
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (880)
    Performance
    (427)
    Story
    (433)

    Known for making up his own rules of right and wrong, Texas Ranger Sam "Wildcard" MacGregor takes what he wants when he wants it, especially when it comes to women. But seduction is the last thing on his mind the moment he stumbles across an Hispanic beauty crouching in fear beside a burned-out wagon.

    Cheryl says: "These books are really good Westerns"
    "Great Story, but love scenes are too ...."
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I loved the story line, and the characters. I am no prude, I love a great steamy love scene, but this book had one sex scene right after the other, and the sexual scenes were too detailed, and were over the top...... . I found myself feeling ashamed and embarrased that I was listening to it. It seemed almost as if this story was written from a mans perspective.......... very base, rough and dirty. Too much of a good thing, is not always good.


    What does Jason Adams bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The Texas Rangers deep resonante voice is very sexy....


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    It would be X rated, and no, I would not go to see it.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Overseas

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Beatriz Williams
    • Narrated By January LaVoy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (268)
    Performance
    (238)
    Story
    (238)

    When twenty-something Wall Street analyst Kate Wilson attracts the notice of the legendary Julian Laurence at a business meeting, no one’s more surprised than she is. Julian’s relentless energy and his extraordinary intellect electrify her, but she’s baffled by his sudden interest. Why would this handsome British billionaire—Manhattan’s most eligible bachelor—pursue a pretty but bookish young banker who hasn’t had a boyfriend since college?

    Cassie says: "I WANT ONE!!!"
    "Time Travel, great love story. ..........."
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    What made the experience of listening to Overseas the most enjoyable?

    I enjoyed the way that the story mixed the current time with the historical time, the story weaves you through their lives in both eras so seamlessly. it almost seams natural. Loved this book and I highly recommend it. i could not put it down.


    What about January LaVoy’s performance did you like?

    Her narration was excellent, ...


    Who was the most memorable character of Overseas and why?

    Julian Laurence is such a great billionaire hero in this book,.... no drama, no frustrating twists, just a beautifully developed love story... you cant help from falling in love with him too.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs: Jane Jameson, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5366)
    Performance
    (4094)
    Story
    (4108)

    Maybe it was the Shenanigans gift certificate that put her over the edge. When children's librarian and self-professed nice girl Jane Jameson is fired by her beastly boss and handed $25 in potato skins instead of a severance check, she goes on a bender that's sure to become Half Moon Hollow legend. On her way home, she's mistaken for a deer, shot, and left for dead.

    Denise says: "What a HOOT!!!!!!!"
    "If you like to Laugh : Sarcastic Quips Funny !"
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    Where does Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 20%, I recommend it, the story is funny, not overly steamy like some books, which can be embarrassingly too detailed, ... sexy, but tastefully written. She views her "turning" as OMG, what next ! Talk about bad days ! Some of the deep south characters and thier southern drawals are nicely narrated. Frequent chuckles, a few great belly laughs, an overall good read.


    What does Amanda Ronconi bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Her humerous way of delivering the sarcastic quips, her narration is perfect,


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ride the Wind

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Lucia St. Clair Robson
    • Narrated By Laurie Klein
    Overall
    (100)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (52)

    In 1836, when she was nine years old, Cynthia Ann Parker was kidnapped by Comanche Indians. This is the story of how she grew up with them, mastered their ways, married one of their leaders, and became, in every way, a Comanche woman. It is also the story of a proud and innocent people whose lives pulsed with the very heartbeat of the land. It is the story of a way of life that is gone forever.

    mamaD says: "nice book but the narrator could be better."
    "Love, Life, Changing times for the Indian People"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    A great historical romance, of changing times for the Native Americans, it is a bit violent at times, ........ but all in all, is a great read...


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Dreaming of You

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Lisa Kleypas
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    Overall
    (671)
    Performance
    (441)
    Story
    (444)

    A prim, well-bred gentlewoman, Sara Fielding is a writer who puts pen to paper to create dreams. But now curiosity is luring her from the shelter of her country cottage into the dangerous world of Derek Craven – handsome, tough, and tenacious – and the most exciting man Sara has ever met.

    A User says: "Love it!"
    "Great story line, great love story...."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Dreaming of You to be better than the print version?

    i love the audio versions to print because the narrators bring such life to the characters..


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Outlander

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14587)
    Performance
    (8990)
    Story
    (8861)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: An all-time Audible favorite that mixes historic fiction, adventure, and romance with one of the most fascinating literary devices: time travel. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love. In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall returns from World War II and joins her husband for a second honeymoon. But their blissful reunion is shattered....

    Lulu says: "The Reason for the Existence of Audio Books"
    "A must read ! An epic love story..."
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    What made the experience of listening to Outlander the most enjoyable?

    It started off very slow, but after an hour you are completely drawn in. The story is narrated with alot of detail, the characters become so lifelike, the history of Scottland, and the 1700s are wonderful. Its a must read for any historical romance fan.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Outlander?

    the wedding was priceless.............


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

    Davina is perfect for the the level of detail illustrated in the story and its developmet, she is the perfect narrator. I loved her voice and the way in which she brought emotion into the words.....


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

    Epic love story spanning the centuries and continents, .........


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Twilight: The Twilight Saga, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Stephenie Meyer
    • Narrated By Ilyana Kadushin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7299)
    Performance
    (2736)
    Story
    (2791)

    About three things I was certain. First, Edward was a vampire. Second, there was a part of him, and I didn't know how dominant that part might be, that thirsted for my blood. And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him.

    Mitch says: "My Not-So-Guilty Pleasure"
    "One of a kind.... my favorite all time series"
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    What made the experience of listening to Twilight the most enjoyable?

    The characters love story was so nicely developed, the details made you feel like you were one of the characters.........


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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