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PACMAC

ratings
33
REVIEWS
11
FOLLOWING
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FOLLOWERS
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HELPFUL VOTES
11

  • One Dance with a Duke: The Stud Club Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Tessa Dare
    • Narrated By Leslie Bellair
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (525)
    Performance
    (465)
    Story
    (470)

    In One Dance with a Duke, the first novel in Tessa Dare's delightful new trilogy, secrets and scandals tempt the irresistible rogues of the Stud Club to gamble everything for love.

    Amazon Customer says: "Horsing around in Historical Romance"
    "One DAnce with a Duke"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    the narrator


    What did you like best about this story?

    THe psychological problem of the the duke - phobia with noise and crowds.


    What didn’t you like about Leslie Bellair’s performance?

    too schoolgirlish - immature


    Was One Dance with a Duke worth the listening time?

    the narrator spoilt it


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • 16 Lighthouse Road: Cedar Cove, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Debbie Macomber
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (721)
    Performance
    (415)
    Story
    (422)

    "You don't know me yet, but in a few hours that's going to change. You see, I'm inviting you to my home and my town of Cedar Cove, because I want you to meet my family, friends, and neighbors. Come and hear their stories - maybe even their secrets!"

    Ginger says: "Drama"
    "16 Lighthouse Road"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Debbie Macomber and/or Sandra Burr?

    NO


    What could Debbie Macomber have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I doubt anything


    Would you be willing to try another one of Sandra Burr’s performances?

    I have heard better from her - so perhaps yes


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from 16 Lighthouse Road?

    I would not have accepted it


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Finding the Dream: Dream #3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (301)
    Performance
    (184)
    Story
    (190)

    Laura Templeton found out the hard way that nothing in life is guaranteed. The daughter of a wealthy hotelier, she had always known comfort, privilege, and security. But by the age of 30, her storybook marriage had been destroyed by her husband's infidelity. Laura's divorce left her both emotionally and financially devastated - but determined to rebuild her life without the help of the Templeton fortune . . .

    Heidi says: "A good read"
    "Finding the Dream"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about Finding the Dream?

    Family and Friendship


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Unsatisfactory felt incomplete


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    HER MALE VOICES ARE NOT GREAT JUST SHARP.
    She does not have a seductive voice


    If you could take any character from Finding the Dream out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Mrs Williamson the cook for her receipes


    Any additional comments?

    Some interesting family dynamics

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anything He Wants

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Sara Fawkes
    • Narrated By Clarissa Knightly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (332)
    Performance
    (314)
    Story
    (316)

    Lucy Delacourt's temp position isn't quite her dream job but it pays the bills. The highlight of her day is riding the elevator in the mornings with a handsome stranger. Tall, dark, and sexy as hell, Lucy knows he's way out of her league, but a girl can look, right? Everything changes the day the stranger seduces her. Completely out of character, she yields without a fight, but she has no idea her wanton acts with a man whose name she doesn't know will change her life forever. Because the sexy stranger is none other than Jeremiah Hamilton, billionaire CEO of Hamilton Industries, and one taste isn't nearly enough to satisfy his need.

    Rebecca says: "A lot of room for improvement"
    "unnworthy of an AUdible recording"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about Anything He Wants?

    everythin g = poorly written and no story


    Would you ever listen to anything by Sarah Fawkes again?

    No


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    it would seem impossible to detrtact from this Title unworthy of being caloled a"book" but she does not in any way improve it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Marriage Plot

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Eugenides
    • Narrated By David Pittu
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (51)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (42)

    It’s the early 1980s. In American colleges, the wised-up kids are inhaling Derrida and listening to Talking Heads. But Madeleine Hanna, dutiful English major, is writing her senior thesis on Jane Austen and George Eliot, purveyors of the marriage plot that lies at the heart of the greatest English novels. As Madeleine studies the age-old motivations of the human heart, real life, in the form of two very different guys, intervenes.

    Penni says: "Better than TV"
    "The Marriage PLlot"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Jeffrey Eugenides and/or David Pittu?

    Have read Eugenides Middelsex and yes to David Pittu


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    all equally weird and despondent


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

    a better understanding of the characters


    Did The Marriage Plot inspire you to do anything?

    read something more cheerful


    Any additional comments?

    too long

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Beautiful Ruins

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Jess Walter
    • Narrated By Edoardo Ballerini
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5694)
    Performance
    (4927)
    Story
    (4921)

    The story begins in 1962. On a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and spies an apparition: a tall, thin woman, a vision in white, approaching him on a boat. She is an actress, he soon learns, an American starlet, and she is dying. And the story begins again today, half a world away, when an elderly Italian man shows up on a movie studio's back lot - searching for the mysterious woman he last saw at his hotel decades earlier.

    Ella says: "My mind wandered"
    "Beautiful Ruins"
    Overall
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    Story
    Would you try another book from Jess Walter and/or Edoardo Ballerini?

    wouldn't rush for another one


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    the selfish and egotistical character of the film producer. The Italian hotel scenes


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    she did the best she or he could with the text.


    Could you see Beautiful Ruins being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    no


    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • The Countess

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Lynsay Sands
    • Narrated By Sarah Coomes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (466)
    Performance
    (370)
    Story
    (372)

    The fairy tale courtship did not turn into a happily-ever-after. Not until her husband dropped dead, that is. He had been horrible enough to Christiana during their short marriage, and she was not going to allow the traditional period of mourning to ruin her sisters' debuts as well. So she decides to put him on ice and go on as if nothing's happened.... Until the real earl appears.

    DARA says: "Entertaining!"
    "the Countess"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    nothing


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Snowdrops


    How could the performance have been better?

    the story is poorly constructed; the narrator's voice immature and unable to lift the story.


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

    Disappointment


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie: Highland Pleasures, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Jennifer Ashley
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1455)
    Performance
    (1324)
    Story
    (1326)

    It was whispered all through London society that he was a murderer, that he'd spent his youth in an asylum and was not to be trusted - especially with a lady. Any woman caught in his presence was immediately ruined. Yet Beth found herself inexorably drawn to the Scottish lord whose hint of a brogue wrapped around her like silk and whose touch could draw her into a world of ecstasy.

    Lupdilup says: "FANTASTIC BOOK, NICELLY PERFORMED."
    "Madness of Lord Ian"
    Overall
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    What did you like best about The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie? What did you like least?

    the character of Lord Ian and description of someone with AS


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Lord Ian - he dominates the story


    Would you be willing to try another one of Angela Dawe’s performances?

    yes but with another narrator


    Could you see The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    the narrator was quitee good on the character voices but bad on the narrative - too high pitched and monotonous

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Chesapeake Shores Christmas: Chesapeake Shores, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Sherryl Woods
    • Narrated By Christina Traister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (129)
    Performance
    (98)
    Story
    (101)

    After years apart, Mick and Megan O’Brien are finally ready to make it official… again. Most of their grown children couldn’t be happier about their rekindled love and impending marriage this holiday season. Only Connor is a holdout. Driven to become a divorce attorney after what he views as his mother’s abandonment of their family, Connor’s not about to give his blessing to this reunion romance. The last thing Megan wants to do is hurt her family again. After all, is she really sure she and Mick can make it this time around?

    Jan says: "Enjoyable"
    "a Chesapeake Shore Christmasas enjoyable read"
    Overall
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    Story
    Where does A Chesapeake Shores Christmas rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    enjoyable entertainment -


    What other book might you compare A Chesapeake Shores Christmas to and why?

    don't know


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

    yes. she is consistent - somtimes her voice can grate but not for long - four star


    Who was the most memorable character of A Chesapeake Shores Christmas and why?

    Mick O'Brian the head of the family - an attractive assertive (sometimes too much so) man passionate about his family.and his town


    Any additional comments?

    the O'Briens are an intriguing family and it is enjoyable to follow the family problems which happily tend to get sorted out after personal difficulties and hang=ups are dealt wich - problems that can appear in any relationship

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Edmund de Waal
    • Narrated By Michael Maloney
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (31)

    Winner of the 2010 COSTA Biography Award. A total of 264 wood and ivory carvings, none of them larger than a matchbox: potter Edmund de Waal was entranced when he first encountered the collection in the Tokyo apartment of his Great Uncle Iggie. Later, when Edmund inherited the ‘netsuke’, they unlocked a story far larger than he could ever have imagined.…

    Neil Chisholm says: "A Masterpiece"
    "The Hare with the Amber Eyes"
    Overall

    A fascinating biography extensively and thoroughly researched about a fascinating family spanning both generations from the 18th centrury to present times and countries and cities from Odessa in Russia to Paris, Vienna Tokyo ending the journey in the United Kingdom.
    The story is exceedingly well narrated.












    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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