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Regina

Believer in what you can't see

SOUTHINGTON, CONNECTICUT, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Return to Longbourn: The Next Chapter in the Continuing Story of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Shannon Winslow
    • Narrated By Marian Hussey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (35)

    What will happen to the Bennet females now that Mr. Bennet has died? With Mr. Tristan Collins on his way from America to claim his property, Mrs. Bennet hatches her plan. The new heir to Longbourn simply must marry one of her daughters. Nothing else will do. Will it be Mary or Kitty singled out for this dubious honor? When the gentleman in question turns out to be quite a catch after all, the contest between the sisters is on. Which one will be the next mistress of Longbourn?

    Regina says: "A wonderful continuation to Pride and Prejudice"
    "A wonderful continuation to Pride and Prejudice"
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    What made the experience of listening to Return to Longbourn the most enjoyable?

    Just a wonderful story about the characters I fell in love with in Pride and Prejudice. It was wonderful to find that all the Bennett women find love and adventure in their lives.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Mary falling in love with Mr. Farnsworth, especially when it look like she would never find someone.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I love the scene when Mr. Farnsworth tries to fluster Mary, but instead she puts him in his place without even raising her voice.


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

    Love for everyone.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a great conclusion to the many questions I had after reading Pride and Prejudice. I can't think of anything else I would want to know.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • How to Bake a Perfect Life: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Barbara O'Neal
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (23)

    In a novel as warm and embracing as a family kitchen, Barbara O’Neal explores the poignant, sometimes complex relationships between mothers and daughters - and the healing magic of homemade bread. Professional baker Ramona Gallagher is a master of an art that has sustained her through the most turbulent times, including a baby at 15 and an endless family feud. But now Ramona’s bakery threatens to crumble around her. Literally. She’s one water-heater disaster away from losing her grandmother’s rambling Victorian and everything she’s worked so hard to build.

    L.W. says: "Good Listen..."
    "Warm and toasty"
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    Where does How to Bake a Perfect Life rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Toward the top of the list, it's about how decisions can change your life for the better and that you never know what will be around the next corner.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of How to Bake a Perfect Life?

    Jonah shows up in Ramona's life again and for good. It's funny how we have all these big dreams but sometimes you get something completely different.


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

    The nuances of the character, I had a more emotional connection to the characters than if I just read the book.


    If you could rename How to Bake a Perfect Life, what would you call it?

    Where the road will take you.


    Any additional comments?

    I love the actual recipes in the story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The All You Can Dream Buffet: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Barbara O'Neal
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (13)

    Barbara O’Neal’s novel of food, friendship, and the freedom to grow your dreams brings together four very different women longing to savor the true taste of happiness. Popular blogger and foodie queen Lavender Wills reigns over Lavender Honey Farms, a serene slice of organic heaven nestled in Oregon wine country. Lavender is determined to keep her legacy from falling into the profit-driven hands of uncaring relatives, and she wants an heir to sustain her life’s work after she’s gone.

    Regina says: "Good story but predictable"
    "Good story but predictable"
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    What did you love best about The All You Can Dream Buffet?

    That the journey the women take help them heal and grow.


    What did you like best about this story?

    That some one loves to farm and take care of the land.


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

    Jennie because she is doing a lot of things for the first time and doesn't give in to guilty and corrosion from people who try to make her afraid of the unknown.


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

    When the farm becomes Rudy's and not one of the nephews who want to sell the land.


    Any additional comments?

    Good story but a little predicable. I like "How to Bake a Perfect Life. " and "No Place like home," better.They plots are more real and complicated.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The King: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By J.R. Ward
    • Narrated By Jim Frangione
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1093)
    Performance
    (1025)
    Story
    (1027)

    After turning his back on the throne for centuries, Wrath, son of Wrath, finally assumed his father's mantle - with the help of his beloved mate. But the crown sets heavily on his head. As the war with the Lessening Society rages on, and the threat from the Band of Bastards truly hits home, he is forced to make choices that put everything - and everyone - at risk. Beth Randall thought she knew what she was getting into when she mated the last pure blooded vampire on the planet: An easy ride was not it.

    Erin says: "Excellent as Usual!!"
    "No matter how much Ward writes I always want more"
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    If you could sum up The King in three words, what would they be?

    Surprises everywhere


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The King?

    There are to many to name just one. There is Beth and Wrath, Assail and Sola, Wrath's father and Wrath's mother, Layla and Score and Selena and the Shadow. All good and memorable.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Beth has a baby and when she has her needing and doesn't even know she is pregnant already.


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

    I am always happy when the love interest get together and that the brothers are still all together and in one piece.


    Any additional comments?

    Another excellent story with a lot of surprises that will make you sigh and cheer and sometimes wish circumstances were different.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Macrieve: Immortals After Dark, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Kresley Cole
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    Overall
    (834)
    Performance
    (791)
    Story
    (791)

    Uilleam MacRieve, a centuries-old Lykae warrior, was captured, caged, and experimented on by a shadowy human order, along with other immortals. During a prison break that devolved into one of the bloodiest massacres in recent history, he escapes. But the aftermath of his unspeakable torture preys on his damaged mind, while the wolf inside him roars for vengeance and carnage. In the days leading up to the full moon, can MacRieve rein in his beast, even when he encounters his mate - a vexingly impossible female unlike anything he'd ever dreamed for himself?

    Angela says: "AUTOMATIC DOWNLOAD!"
    "How we blame others for their relatives"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, this story is more in line with Cole's earlier stories in this series. The characters are full of wit and coolness and learn to overcome their differences.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Macrieve?

    When Chloe over comes her kidnapping and finding out she is part of the lore and makes the most of it.


    Which character – as performed by Robert Petkoff – was your favorite?

    Chloe is my favorite because she is smart, witty and overcomes her challenges.


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

    Chloe tries to help Uilleam with his past, even though he is being very difficult.


    Any additional comments?

    Looking forward to Dark Skye

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Me Before You: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Jojo Moyes
    • Narrated By Susan Lyons, Anna Bentink, Steven Crossley, and others
    Overall
    (2663)
    Performance
    (2423)
    Story
    (2432)

    Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life - steady boyfriend, close family - who has never been farther afield than her tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life - big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel - and now he's pretty sure he cannot live the way he is. Will is acerbic, moody, bossy - but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected.

    Bonny says: "Will & Louisa - each has what the other one needs"
    "What an amazing heartfelt story"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, Yes, Yes. It was a wonderful story about a woman who had to deal with love in a very difficult situation.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Louisa Clark because of how she had to learn and experience her six month with Will Treynor and in the end finding herself.


    If you could rename Me Before You, what would you call it?

    Show me why life is worth it.


    Any additional comments?

    I thought from the title that it would be a superficial story, but in turn out to be a fully developed and enriching story about a person who doesn't want to live and another who tries to show the person why it is.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Walk in Beauty: Men of the Land

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Ruth Wind, Barbara Samuel
    • Narrated By Shandon Loring
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Once, Luke Bernali's proud Navajo blood and strong carpenter's hands made genteel Jessie Callahan love him with youthful abandon. But, to his endless regret, Luke faltered and he let Jessie down. Hurt, Jessie left, with a broken heart....and unaware that she was pregnant with Luke's child. Now, eight years later, Jessie was back - with a darling daughter in tow. Luke was older - and wiser - and determined to recapture the beauty lost. Could a fierce, desperate long-ago love soar anew on the delicate wings of a child?

    Regina says: "Never think you can hide the truth"
    "Never think you can hide the truth"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend the book, but not the audiobook. The narrator does justice to the male characters, but distorts the female voices so much that it doesn't sound like a female. The narrator also makes it hard to understand what the characters are saying.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Walk in Beauty?

    It is at the very beginning of the story when Luke discovers he's a father.


    What didn’t you like about Shandon Loring’s performance?

    His female voice were awful and it was sometime hard to understand what he was saying.


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

    No I didn't have a strong reaction to the audiobook. It is a nice story, but I liked the printed version better.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Thomas's Choice: Scanguards Vampires, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Tina Folsom
    • Narrated By Eric G. Dove
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (113)
    Performance
    (104)
    Story
    (104)

    Scanguards vampire and master of mind control Thomas has mentored newbie vampire Eddie for over a year - and been in love with him for just as long. But he believes that his love will never be reciprocated. While patrolling San Francisco for evil vampires, Eddie kisses Thomas as a diversionary tactic and is shaken to the core by his reaction. He's terrified of his sexual attraction to his mentor and afraid that moving forward and giving in to his desires will destroy the relationship they have.

    Candateshia Pafford says: "This was awesome!"
    "Thomas finally finds true love"
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    Would you listen to Thomas's Choice again? Why?

    Yes, I love this whole series. I love how all the characters are inclusive and no one is left out.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Thomas's Choice?

    The Garage scene is the most memorable, because even though Eddie denies his feeling for Thomas, his actions say otherwise.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Yvette gets a baby to raise, and they have the baby shower for her.


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

    True love is revealed.


    Any additional comments?

    Great series. I like all of Tina Folsom's books

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pleasure of a Dark Prince

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Kresley Cole
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (596)
    Performance
    (560)
    Story
    (564)

    #1 New York Times best-selling author Kresley Cole enraptures again with this seductive tale of a fierce werewolf prince who will stop at nothing to protect the lovely archer he covets from afar.

    Leesa says: "Love this series"
    "The couple that belongs together"
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    Would you listen to Pleasure of a Dark Prince again? Why?

    Yes, I like how the story flowed between the characters. They match even though Lucia try to fight it. I like how Garreth cared about Lucia and always watched her back.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Garreth, I found him heroic, kind, passionate and caring character. He was always there for his love interest and try to see her point of view.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    At the end, when Lucia goes to Garreth and brings him back from his hallucinations, and she succeeds.


    Any additional comments?

    This is the only couple that actually like each other from the beginning.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Up from the Grave: Night Huntress, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Jeaniene Frost
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1551)
    Performance
    (1434)
    Story
    (1428)

    There's always one more grave to dig. Lately, life has been unnaturally calm for vampires Cat Crawfield and her husband, Bones. They should have known better than to relax their guard, because a shocking revelation sends them back into action to stop an all-out war…. A rogue CIA agent is involved in horrifying secret activities that threaten to raise tensions between humans and the undead to dangerous heights. Now Cat and Bones are in a race against time to save their friends from a fate worse than death…because the more secrets they unravel, the deadlier the consequences.

    Julius says: "Missed Kat and Bones"
    "The great finale"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Up from the Grave to be better than the print version?

    I wouldn't know, I only have this series in audio form.


    What other book might you compare Up from the Grave to and why?

    Any of the stories in this series, the sound, pattern and humor is unique and can't be duplicated by another author. I would have loved to have a little more at the end.


    Which character – as performed by Tavia Gilbert – was your favorite?

    All the characters that Tavia Gilbert performed were my favorite. They were all so much fun and intriguing to experience. You could never tell that one person did all of the voices.


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

    No strong reaction, just a sad sigh that another wonderful series came to an end.


    Any additional comments?

    This series was worth the listen and the character are vibrant and intelligent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dark Wolf: Carpathian (Dark Series, Book 25)

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Christine Feehan
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante, Natalie Ross
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (425)
    Performance
    (402)
    Story
    (406)

    In Dark Lycan, Christine Feehan journeyed into the heart of the Carpathians, and into the souls of two lifemates stirred by the flush of passion and the threat of annihilation. In Dark Wolf, the breathtaking story continues as the bonds of family are imperiled, and the fate of two lovers lies hidden in the seductive shadows between life and death.

    Paulette says: "Dark Wolf is Sensual, Funny, and Marvelous"
    "Finally Skylar and Dimitri's story"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Dark Wolf to be better than the print version?

    I don't know, I only listened to the audio version. The first half was really exciting and dangerous, especially when all the bad ass Carpathians went to Skylar's aid. The plot almost reminded me of how the United States Congress is treating certain people in our country.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked it when all the Carpathians went to rescue Joseph, Paul and Skylar and that they stood by Dimitri when the Lycans wanted to kill him.


    What about Phil Gigante and Natalie Ross ’s performance did you like?

    It's always nice to hear a man do the male part and a woman does the women part.


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

    No, there was to much going on to want to listen to in one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    I like this story, but I wanted more talking and getting to know one another after waiting so long for them to get together.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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