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Did anyone ever wonder if the tin man got married?

Benton, OR, United States


  • Double Occupancy

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Elaine Raco Chase
    • Narrated By Destiny Landon, Lee James
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    All Casey Reynolds wanted was peace and quiet and a long vacation from covering the crime beat in Boston. That's why she agreed to borrowing a villa in Mexico to rest, be alone, and work on her novel. But then he showed up - Travis Craig. He said he was offered the villa to recover from a serious illness. She agreed with his plan to share the house - but on her terms. Soon rest and relaxation were a thing of the past when their double occupancy proved too erotic to control.

    Gaele says: "Narration allows the words to breathe"
    "Gender Specific Story - Many Ladies Will Relate"
    If you could sum up Double Occupancy in three words, what would they be?


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

    The most interesting aspect of the story Double Occupancy, was how very real the characters were and how much two people could truly bring happiness to one another in such an unexpected roundabout way. How they met, how they merged into trusting one another, Casey's panic attacks that happened every single time a man tries to get close (which has happened to most women, when they have been burned by men they once trusted). Casey accomplished more in her career than a handful of men and women thrown together in a lifetime, however, in her personal life, she was a total wreck.

    Her insecurities about being too tall and clumsey, and her continued insecurities about being to old (when she is still very young!), her feelings of inadequacies as a daughter (whose father only wanted a son), and as an inadequate lover (told to her by her first encounters) made this book one emotional ride filled with mind boggling frustration for this couple.

    Double Occupancy was very well written, but even more well executed in the narration performed by female lead narrator Destiny Landon, and male narrator Lee James. I do really desire the female and male leads to be narrated by the specific genders, in particularly in romance novels. It always sounds goofy to me, to hear a male floating into a soprano voice in a futile attempt to mimic a female, and even more unnerving to hear the female drop a few octaves to imitate the males part.

    The build up of this relationship was very real, very hot and my *** ONLY COMPLAINT *** would be that poor Casey was constantly sabotaging her relationship with Travis by second guessing every single feeling, action, and she even found something negative in silence. It was driving me mad to have her be so insecure, but as far as an audio book goes, the narrators did an excellent job at dragging the listeners into Casey's exasperating struggle with mostly herself. It was beautifully performed, although frustrating to listen to Casey's constant self doubt when freedom and love were at her fingertips.

    What does Destiny Landon and Lee James bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    the narrators Destiny Landon and Lee James brought this book to it's highest potential.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Booktaker: A Nameless Detective Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 27 mins)
    • By Bill Pronzini
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan

    The Nameless Detective is called upon to find out how rare books and maps are being stolen from an antiquarian bookshop with a faultless alarm system. He goes undercover in the store, only to be foiled when a theft occurs right under his nose. Then, as he ponders the case (while on a date with the lovely Kerry), he’s violently struck from behind by a car that seems bent on driving him off the road. Will Nameless survive this attempt on his life and solve the case?

    Doug says: "Weak writing and weaker reading"
    "Old Style very welcomed!"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The Nameless Detective Story was a clever and catchy story all around. Nothing earth shattering, but nonetheless an enjoyable read that clued you into the plot early on in the story. Listen to the descriptive narration at the onset and you shall figure it out. I am a old story enthusiast, where all the bad language and sloppy writing of today cannot be found in this cleaner and crisper nature. A great short story for cracking mystery sleuths.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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