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Kimberly

Jacksonville, NC, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • The Husband List

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Janet Evanovich, Dorien Kelly
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (327)
    Performance
    (291)
    Story
    (292)

    Caroline Maxwell would like nothing more than to join her brother, Eddie, and his friend Jack Culhane on their adventures. While Jack and Eddie are off seeing the world, buying up businesses and building wildly successful careers, Caroline's stuck at home frightening off the men her mother hopes will ask for her hand in marriage. When her mother sets her sights on the questionable Lord Bremerton as a possible suitor, Caroline struggles with her instincts and the true nature of her heart. She longs for adventure, passion, love, and most of all...Jack Culhane, an unconventional Irish-American bachelor with new money and no title.

    julianne says: "So disappointed"
    "Outstanding Book!"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Husband List the most enjoyable?

    I love Janet Evanovich and I love Loreli King. I haven't found a story yet that I don't enjoy from Janet. And Loreli brings such diversity with her voices.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I could feel the emotions of Caroline and Jack throughout the book. Whenever Jack and Caroline were together, I could feel my own butterflies at the thought of being in a similar situation.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scene between Jack and Caroline in Jack's carriage, when he lays her down on the bench and kisses her. The scene with the two of them in Jack's bed was also quite intense. Although they didn't sleep together, the tension between the two was incredibly written and displayed.


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Three Fates

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Bernadette Quigley
    Overall
    (639)
    Performance
    (518)
    Story
    (514)

    When the Lusitania sank, more than one 1,000 people died. One passenger, however, survived to become a changed man, giving up his life as a petty thief but keeping a small silver statue that would become a family heirloom to future generations. Now, nearly a century later, that heirloom, one of a priceless, long-separated set of three, has been snatched away from the Sullivans.

    Barbara says: "Nora at her best!"
    "Possibly One of My Favorites!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book in a heartbeat. It was beautifully written. Although the end was expected, there were many twists and turns that I absolutely loved.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Malachi and Tia were my favorite. I've always had a thing for Irish men and since Gideon smoked, Malachi was my choice. I liked Tia because we saw the most transformation out of her. And together, they made a brilliant pair.


    Any additional comments?

    Nora Roberts has the ability to make me believe what I'm reading is fact instead of fiction. She took the real life myths of the Three Fates and the real life tragedy of the Lusitania and made a beautiful story out of them. I could almost believe this really happened.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hidden Riches

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (309)
    Performance
    (179)
    Story
    (182)

    When Dora Conroy, a Philadelphia antiques dealer, purchases a curious selection of auction items - objects she judges to be humorous novelties, she unknowingly becomes the deadly focus of an international smuggler.

    Heidi says: "YES YES YES"
    "Not Bad"
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    Would you listen to Hidden Riches again? Why?

    It's possible. I liked the story as a whole. I find that I tend to like Nora Roberts older material as opposed to the newer stuff because the newer stuff can be way to graphic for me but this wasn't bad.


    Any additional comments?

    Overall, it was a decent book. Although, may I point out, her dad was a drunk and in the book it was made to look like alcoholics are just jolly. Not the best message to send out. At least Nora was smart and didn't put him behind a wheel or anything. Still, when she mentioned how she never saw her father without a flask but it was ok because he wasn't a mean drunk, that's not a healthy message in my opinion.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Chase: Fox and O'Hare, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Janet Evanovich, Lee Goldberg
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (232)
    Performance
    (210)
    Story
    (211)

    Internationally renowned thief and con artist Nicolas Fox is famous for running elaborate and daring scams. His greatest con of all: convincing the FBI to team him up with the only person who has ever caught him, and the only woman to ever capture his attention, Special Agent Kate O'Hare. Together they'll go undercover to swindle and catch the world's most wanted - and untouchable - criminals. Their newest target is Carter Grove, a former White House chief of staff and the ruthless leader of a private security agency.

    knitgirl says: "Can't hear you!"
    "Can't Get Enough!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely. Of course they have to read the first books but this one was awesome.


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

    When Kate knocks on Nicks hotel door and he answers in a towel. Then he drops the towel and she stares. Priceless.


    Any additional comments?

    My only problem with these books is that they are NEVER long enough. I never want the stories to end. I can't wait for the next one to come out.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Whiskey Beach

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1041)
    Performance
    (912)
    Story
    (912)

    For more than 300 years, Bluff House has sat above Whiskey Beach, guarding its shore - and its secrets. But to Eli Landon, it’s home.… A Boston lawyer, Eli has weathered an intense year of public scrutiny and police investigations after being accused of - but never arrested for - the murder of his soon-to-be-ex wife. He finds sanctuary at Bluff House, even though his beloved grandmother is in Boston recuperating from a nasty fall. Abra Walsh is always there, though.

    Kim Venatries says: "Not So Good"
    "I should have listened to the reviews."
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    Would you try another book from Nora Roberts and/or Luke Daniels?

    Nora Roberts, yes. Luke Daniels, no. I couldn't tell who was speaking most of the time. His female voices, like many male narrators do, was whiney and off. I almost felt like he was making fun of females throughout the whole book.


    How could the performance have been better?

    It someone like Loreli King had done it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bonds of Trust

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Lynda Aicher
    • Narrated By Emily Cauldwell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (283)
    Performance
    (257)
    Story
    (256)

    After ending her passionless marriage, Cali Reynolds is eager to live out her forbidden fantasies. Her first step is attending new members' night at The Den, the most exclusive sex club in town. Perhaps here she can find a man who understands her desire to be dominated.... At first, Jake McCallister thinks Cali has come to his club for the wrong reasons. But when he discovers she is seeking fulfillment after years of denial, he's intrigued - and takes it upon himself to initiate her into the pleasures she's been missing.

    Lia says: "Very Sexy Love Story"
    "Not Bad"
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    Would you listen to Bonds of Trust again? Why?

    The story wasn't bad but it's not one to listen to again.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bonds of Trust?

    The most memorable moment in the book was actually near the beginning when Cali and Jake were in the exhibition room. The way it was written was very erotic.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Playing the Part

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Darcy Daniel
    • Narrated By Eva Kaminsky
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (145)
    Performance
    (131)
    Story
    (133)

    Anthea Cane is a successful actress - well, action star. Her films are mostly about how hot she looks silhouetted by fiery explosions. But Anthea is determined to prove she's more than just a body. With the role of a lifetime up for grabs - a serious adaptation of her favorite novel - Anthea sets off to her small hometown in the name of research. Cole Daniel is a blind farmer with no patience for divas, especially one who mercilessly teased him as a young boy. When Anthea shows up using a fake name and pestering him into letting her stay, he can't pass up the opportunity to torment her just a little.

    SIMARA says: "Cole had me at hello!!!"
    "Could be the best book I've ever listened to."
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    Would you listen to Playing the Part again? Why?

    I would certainly listen to it again. The story was amazing.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved the way that it was written. It was sweet and romantic and ended just the way I wanted it to.


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

    If I could have listened to this story in one sitting I would have. I didn't want to put it down.


    Any additional comments?

    While I listened to this book, I thought of how amazing it would be to turn this book into a movie. I'd watch it on opening day and buy it when it first hits the shelves. I loved the story that much. I think turning it into a movie would draw more people into the story that might have other wise missed out.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Private Scandals

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Julie Finneran
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (136)
    Performance
    (70)
    Story
    (71)

    This deliciously scandalous novel tells us the secrets of the reigning queens of television talk shows, Deanna Reynolds and Angela Perkins. Their high-staked rivalry, fought with public smiles and private betrayals, is more than a ratings competition. It becomes an off-screen war when Deanna replaces Angela both on the air and behind the scenes with Angela's former lover after Angela moves to the big time in New York.

    Amanda says: "Ugh! Narrator Sucks!"
    "Not Bad"
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    What made the experience of listening to Private Scandals the most enjoyable?

    I like audio books as a whole enjoyable over reading them because it allows me to plow through more books. Being able to listen to them means I can listen in the car, do house work, or just about anything else without having to stop and neglect anything.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the beginning of the book. I was so drawn in since the first page. It was exciting, I didn't know what was going on, and I couldn't wait to find out more. Then it started from the beginning which made me want to listen even more just to find out why the first scene of the book played like that.


    What three words best describe Julie Finneran’s performance?

    tolerable at best


    Any additional comments?

    This story itself was alright. The narration wasn't the best. Sometimes the emotions portrayed by Julie Finneran just didn't match up to the emotions I would have picked or thought she have been picked. If Deanna was angry, she almost sounded whinny. I think this book would have done better with a different narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Black Rose: In the Garden, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Susie Breck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (575)
    Performance
    (384)
    Story
    (380)

    At 45, Rosalind Harper is a woman whose experiences have made her strong enough to bend without breaking - and weather any storm. A widow with three grown sons, she survived a disastrous second marriage, and built her In the Garden nursery from the ground up. But now her future is under attack.

    tina says: "great "
    "Exciting"
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    If you could sum up Black Rose in three words, what would they be?

    This is an interesting story about a bipolar ghost and a band of people working together to make sure she rests in peace.


    Any additional comments?

    Ros was a great character. She is confident and doesn't tolerate nonsense. I liked how the relationship blossemed between her and Mitch. I appreciated how Mitch could so easily admit his downfalls and mistakes in the past. It shows us as readers that not everyone in these stories are perfect. I really liked this book and look forward to the finishing the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • High Noon

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (851)
    Performance
    (424)
    Story
    (427)

    Police Lieutenant Phoebe MacNamara found her calling at an early age, when a violently unstable man broke into her family's home, trapping and terrorizing them for hours. Now she's Savannah's top hostage negotiator, who puts her life on the line every day to defuse powder-keg situations.

    Charlotte says: "Couldn't get enough!!!"
    "Long Story"
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    Any additional comments?

    This is all I have to say. Sometimes Nora Roberts writes disturbing things. She can have her main character sexually assulted, watch her ex-husband and father of her child explode between her very eyes, be a hostage at a young age, watch a young boy get shot and killed, and so on and still try to pass this off as a romance novel. This story took me a very long time to finish because my interest just wasn't there. It wasn't bad but it wasn't great. I'm tired of having to listen to psychopaths explain why they hate certain people and what they plan on doing to those people. It's quite disturbing at times and I have a hard time finding the romance in it all.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pros and Cons: A Short Story

    • UNABRIDGED (54 mins)
    • By Janet Evanovich, Lee Goldberg
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (184)
    Performance
    (163)
    Story
    (164)

    FBI special agent Kate O’Hare has made it her mission to nail international con artist Nicolas Fox. When she discovers his plot to plunder a venture capitalist’s 20th-story Chicago penthouse of all its cash and treasures while the self-proclaimed "King of Hostile Takeovers" is getting married, Kate is 85 percent - okay maybe 92 percent - sure that she’s finally going to bag Nick Fox. Problem is, first Kate has to convince her boss, building security, and maybe even herself, that wedding planner Merrill Stubing is actually Nicolas Fox. Second, she has to figure out how to corner and capture him without disrupting the event of the year.

    JEAN says: "mmmmm the voice of the narrator"
    "Nice Teaser"
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    Where does Pros and Cons: A Short Story rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's not the best but it's not the worst.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I hated him. He made the female character sound whiny and pathetic. His female voices are really lacking.


    Who was the most memorable character of Pros and Cons: A Short Story and why?

    Obviously it was Nick. He was the most mysterious and most interesting.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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