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Kim

Jacksonville, FL, United States | Member Since 2005

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  • On Dublin Street

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Samantha Young
    • Narrated By Paula Costello
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1412)
    Performance
    (1329)
    Story
    (1325)

    Jocelyn Butler has been hiding from her past for years. But all her secrets are about to be laid bare.... Four years ago, Jocelyn left her tragic past behind in the States and started over in Scotland, burying her grief, ignoring her demons, and forging ahead without attachments. Her solitary life is working well - until she moves into a new apartment on Dublin Street where she meets a man who shakes her carefully guarded world to its core.

    Leesa says: "Swept me away!!!"
    "Pleasant Surprise"
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    I had read on many book blogs that On Dublin Street was one of the best romance books of 2012 and I have to agree. The storyline and characters are great. It has humor, romance and sadness as you watch Joss struggle with several issues. The narration was great too. I really enjoyed it!

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • The Look of Love: The Sullivans, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Bella Andre
    • Narrated By Eva Kaminsky
    Overall
    (976)
    Performance
    (869)
    Story
    (874)

    With The Look of Love, best-selling author Bella Andre introduces you to a fun and emotional contemporary romance series about the Sullivan family. Because when a Sullivan bad boy falls... he falls hard. And it's forever. Chloe Peterson is having a bad night. A really bad night. The large bruise on her cheek can attest to that. And when her car skids off the side of a wet country road straight into a ditch, she's convinced even the gorgeous guy who rescues her must be too good to be true. Or is he?

    Angelia says: "Great find! Romantic, Sweet with serious Heat!"
    "A HUGE Disappointment"
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    I purchased this book because it is constantly on the best seller list. Where to start? They meet and them BAM! They're in love. Then she starts to leave him, then she stays, decides to leave, stays, blah, blah, blah. And oh yea, lets wind up the first story line in the last few minutes. Terrible narration, shallow writing.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • That Wedding: That Boy

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Jillian Dodd
    • Narrated By Lisa Cordileone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (61)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
    (57)

    The gorgeous engagement ring on my finger mimics my happiness. I feel so sparkly, glittery, and full of promise, because I absolutely know he's that boy. The boy I want to marry. My prince. My happily ever after. But then our pastor starts asking lots of questions. His parents say I haven't dealt with my past. I have horrible wedding disaster dreams. I can't find the perfect dress. I have to manipulate him to get my way. An old boyfriend asks me to run away with him.

    Kim says: "I can't get enough!"
    "I can't get enough!"
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    If you could sum up That Wedding in three words, what would they be?

    Freaking Genius! Okay that's only 2 words and that would be Jillian Dodd I'm referring to. That Wedding is just a terrific follow up to That Boy. Sometimes I feel like a second book in a trilogy is just the filling between the first and the last - the book that has to be. Not this one. It was delightfully funny, sexy, thought provoking and sad. The perfect combination.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of That Wedding?

    When Jayden goes to visit her parents graves was beautifully written.


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

    Lisa Cordileone is great. I hope she narrates many more books.


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

    Yes, absolutely! I am sure I will listen to it many times.


    Any additional comments?

    I look forward to That Baby that is supposed to come out this year and delving into other books by Jillian Dodd!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Point of Retreat: Slammed, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Colleen Hoover
    • Narrated By Kamran R. Khan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (222)
    Performance
    (207)
    Story
    (211)

    Hardships and heartache brought them together...now it could tear them apart. Layken and Will have proved their love can get them through anything; until someone from Will's past emerges, leaving Layken questioning the very foundation on which their relationship was built. Will is forced to face the ultimate challenge: how to prove his love for a girl who refuses to stop "carving pumpkins". "Sometimes two people have to fall apart, to realize just how much they need to fall back together."

    Tonya says: "I enjoyed this book, not the narrator."
    "Perfect Sequel"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Point of Retreat, Volume 2 to be better than the print version?

    I like the audio version because it is great to hear the poetry performed.


    What other book might you compare Point of Retreat, Volume 2 to and why?

    Point of Retreat and Slammed are similar to That Boy and Beautiful Disaster. Just perfect love stories.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Kamran R. Khan?

    I'm not opposed to Kamran R. Khan. I feel he needs to breath and slow down. At some points I felt like he was racing to finish.


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

    All of the above...it made me laugh, cry, feel anxious.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope to see what Colleen Hoover brings us next.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • That Boy

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Jillian Dodd
    • Narrated By Lisa Cordileone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (111)
    Performance
    (104)
    Story
    (106)

    You know, being friends with two cute boys does have its benefits. There's Danny. Danny is a golden boy in every way. He has dreamy blue eyes and blonde hair that always looks perfect, even when it's windblown or been stuck under a football helmet. He's the boy every girl crushes on. The boy I get into trouble with, the boy I fight with, the hot quarterback no girl can resist, not even me. Being with Danny is like being on an adventure. He has a bright, contagious smile and abs to die for. He's pretty much irresistible.

    K. parkinson says: "I love that boy!"
    "What can I say except I just loved this book!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of That Boy to be better than the print version?

    Yes because Lisa Cordileone brought Jayden to life.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love the way Jillian Dodd so perfectly had me feeling all the characters emotions. I laughed, cried, sighed and swooned.


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

    She wasn't just reading it, she was living it. Not once did I feel like I was listening to somebody just narrate something. She was acting it out. Simply perfect.


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

    I practically did! I started this book last night, had to force myself to turn it off and go to sleep and finished it today.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope to see many more additions from Jillian Dodd to Audible!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Slammed

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Colleen Hoover
    • Narrated By Heidi Baker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (362)
    Performance
    (330)
    Story
    (331)

    Layken Cohen isn't your typical 18-year-old. After the recent death of her father, she is forced to be the rock for both her mother and younger brother. Outwardly, she appears resilient and tenacious, but inwardly, she's slowly losing hope. Enter Will Cooper: The 21-year-old new neighbor with an intriguing passion for performing "Slams". Will and Layken immediately form an intense and emotional connection neither of them knew they needed until it was found.

    Jane says: "Not for me. Too much teen angst."
    "Wow, Wow, Wow!"
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    This book is a wonderful package of bittersweet amazing. The challenges that each character faces is thought provoking. Beautifully written. Get out your tissues. Heidi Baker does a great job conveying the poetry in this book. I just hope the sequel to this book is made into an audio version soon.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Kiss at Midnight

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Eloisa James
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (637)
    Performance
    (445)
    Story
    (443)

    Forced by her stepmother to attend a ball, Kate meets a prince...and decides he's anything but charming. A clash of wits and wills ensues, but they both know their irresistible attraction will lead nowhere. For Gabriel is promised to another woman—a princess whose hand in marriage will fulfill his ruthless ambitions.

    angela says: "Great narrator and story."
    "Fun read!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This was my first Eloisa James book and I found it to be a lot of fun. I would definitely recommend it!


    What other book might you compare A Kiss at Midnight to and why?

    Eloisa James books remind me of all the things I love about Susan Elizabeth Phillips books: witt, romance, a little heart break and interesting characters.


    What about Susan Duerden’s performance did you like?

    All of the characters had distinct, pleasing voices.


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

    Yes!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Graveminder

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Melissa Marr
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (173)
    Performance
    (133)
    Story
    (134)

    Rebekkah Barrow never forgot the attention her grandmother Maylene bestowed upon the dead of Claysville, the small town where Bek spent her adolescence. There wasn't a funeral that Maylene didn't attend, and at each one Rebekkah watched as Maylene performed the same unusual ritual: She took three sips from a silver flask and spoke the words "Sleep well, and stay where I put you." Now Maylene is dead, and Bek must go back to the place she left a decade earlier. She soon discovers that Claysville is not just the sleepy town she remembers....

    Kim says: "Give it a listen...you will be rewarded!"
    "Give it a listen...you will be rewarded!"
    Overall

    I found this book when I was aimlessly perusing Amazon.com the other day for a new read. I recently listened to The Host by Stephenie Meyer again and Melissa Marr's Graveminder was likened to it: a wonderful adult work written by a successful YA author. Once I started listening I couldn't stop. I finished it in less than a day. This author seamlessly introduced a fantasy world without bogging the book down with boring details. Give it a try, you will be rewarded!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • A Discovery of Witches

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Deborah Harkness
    • Narrated By Jennifer Ikeda
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9169)
    Performance
    (6694)
    Story
    (6734)

    Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library.

    Tim says: "True Blood PG13"
    "Can't wait for the sequel!"
    Overall

    I really love this newest vampire novel with the added layers of witches and demons. Only sad that I will have to wait a year to hear the sequel. A worthwhile read.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Wild Ride

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Jennifer Crusie, Bob Mayer
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (386)
    Performance
    (205)
    Story
    (211)

    Mary Alice Brannigan doesn’t believe in the supernatural. Nor does she expect to find that Dreamland, the decaying amusement park she’s been hired to restore, is a prison for the five Untouchables, the most powerful demons in the history of the world. Plus, there’s a guy she’s falling hard for, and there’s something about him that’s not quite right.

    iphone reader says: "Tons of Fun"
    "A Great Ride!"
    Overall

    I was hesitant to read this book because of all the negative reviews, but I am hear to tell you, don't pass this one up! This story has many layers of interesting characters. The science fiction elements are written nicely and the romance elements are satisfying. This is definitely outside the box of the regular Jennifer Crusie books but don't let that keep you away. A great read. Angela Dawe as always, did a really good job narrating.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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