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Patricia

Mother of 3, grandmother of 6, retired nurse and substance abuse counselor. Thrilled to have the time to read or listen to books again.

Las Vegas, NV, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Mr. Perfect

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Linda Howard
    • Narrated By Laura Hicks
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (483)
    Performance
    (423)
    Story
    (426)

    What would make the perfect man? That's the deliciously racy topic that Jaine Bright and her three girlfriends are pondering one night at their favorite after-hours hot spot: Mr. Perfect. Would he be tall, dark, and handsome? Caring and warmhearted - or will just muscular do? As their conversation heats up, they concoct a tongue-in-cheek checklist that becomes an overnight sensation, spreading like wildfire at work and sizzling along email lines. But what began as a joke among friends turns deadly serious when one of the four women is murdered....

    Judy says: "Oldie but Goodie!"
    "OMG"
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    A real page turner with several surprises I did not see coming. At first I thought that I had wasted my money as the "list" seemed very silly and juvenile to me as well as the public's reaction to it not ringing true but I kept on listening and I'm so glad I did. I was shocked by what happened as well as the brutality of it. It held my attention through the every page of the book. A good read or rather listen.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Dark Witch: The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1398)
    Performance
    (1276)
    Story
    (1270)

    With indifferent parents, Iona Sheehan grew up craving devotion and acceptance. From her maternal grandmother, she learned where to find both: a land of lush forests, dazzling lakes, and centuries-old legends. Ireland. County Mayo, to be exact. Where her ancestors’ blood and magic have flowed through generations - and where her destiny awaits.

    Ann says: "Over the top"
    "just awful"
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    i love most of Ms. Roberts novels but she really missed the mark on this one. the characters were weak and not believable not the ones in the 13th century and not the ones in the 21 century. the story lines was jut not unbelievable, through out the book i kept telling myself to just send it back and get my credit back but because it was a Nora Roberts book i just read on hoping it would get better but it never did. I will not be buying the additional books in this series.
    i don't know if any one reading this knows that a previous novel written by Ms. Roberts called Whiskey Beach was offered free of charge if you had bought the first version of it with a narration that was so bad they re-did it with a different narrator and it made a huge difference, the second one was quite enjoyable. well the narrator doing this book was far beyond terrible. i actually had to take the earplugs out of my ears and come back later and try again.
    this book was by far one of the worse experiences i have had with an audible book. I know Ms. Roberts has many fans and usually her books are great so i wonder if any of her readers who have read this book had the same experience i did?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wethering the Storm: Mighty Storm Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Samantha Towle
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (194)
    Performance
    (190)
    Story
    (191)

    Even the bright California sun can't whitewash the dark side of celebrity coupledom. Greedy music execs, merciless paparazzi, and Jake's wild past are lurking around every corner. Making matters worse, Jake announces he doesn't want kids, which just may be a deal breaker. Tru loves Jake more than anything. But when a devastating crisis threatens to destroy everything they've fought for, the couple must face the hard truth: What if, this time, love is not enough?

    Jordy says: "Enjoyed the second part to the Jake & Tru's story!"
    "as good as the first"
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    both the Mighty Storm and this the second book in this series was well worth the credit. i really loved the story and all the characters. I laughed and cried, mostly cried but i would gladly read it again an cry some more, it is that good. i was truly sorry to have it end.
    Justine Eyre did an amazing job narrating but trust me when i say i will be looking for more stories by this author

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Mighty Storm: Mighty Storm Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs)
    • By Samantha Towle
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (364)
    Performance
    (343)
    Story
    (347)

    It's been 12 years since Tru Bennett last saw Jake Wethers, her former best friend and boy she once loved. Jake Wethers, sexy, tattooed, and deliciously bad lead singer, and brains behind The Mighty Storm, one of biggest bands in the world, left Tru with a broken heart when he moved from England to America with his family when they were both 14. Sent to interview Jake for her music column by the magazine she works for, they are both unprepared for the sparks that fly the instant they reconnect.

    CAROLYN says: "BEAUTIFUL WELL WRITTEN INTENSE LOVE STORY"
    "fabulous book!"
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    i absolutely loved this book, after reading it once i returned to the beginning and read it again and i never do that. i might read a book more than once but never back to back. i just did not want to let these characters go yet. the story was very good, it kept my attention but i loved all the characters especially Jake. the author wrote the good boy - bad boy lead character as sexy as hell and i just could not get enough of him but she wrote all the other characters just as well. i really did not want it to end.
    i have to comment on the narrator, i have listened to several book narrated by Justine Eyre and frankly have hated most of them and i almost passed on this book because she was the narrator but i went ahead and got the book anyway as i was intrigued by the story line and i have to say she (the narrator) made the book come alive for me. Ms. Eyre did a wonderful job. To me the conversations between all the characters no matter where they were or what topic i felt like i was eaves dropping on conversations that were taking place. Bravo Ms. Eyre, good job!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Three Brides, No Groom

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Debbie Macomber
    • Narrated By Emily Beresford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (78)
    Performance
    (69)
    Story
    (67)

    Back in their college days, Gretchen Wise had been engaged to a top law student. Carol Furness, head cheerleader, had said yes to the school’s football hero. And Maddie Cobain was the girl who’d fallen for a professor. Now the three of them gather around a popular fountain on the college grounds. This fountain was where lovers met, where promises were made...and broken. So it’s fitting that Gretchen, Carol and Maddie sit here to share their stories of betrayal and, yes, revenge.

    carol says: "Good romace"
    "reallly disappointing"
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    i like this author a lot and usually enjoy her books as well as recommend them to friends but not this time. The book was slow, silly, and at times really stupid. don't bother or waste your time, money or credit. any one of her other books are way better.
    the narrator sounded like this was her first job as a narrator or that she was reading to eight year old children. all in all very disappointing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Mark Haddon
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3860)
    Performance
    (1592)
    Story
    (1612)

    Fifteen-year-old Christopher Boone has Asperger's Syndrome, a condition similar to autism. He doesn't like to be touched or meet new people, he cannot make small talk, and he hates the colors brown and yellow. He is a math whiz with a very logical brain who loves solving puzzles that have definite answers.

    Robert says: "Endearing. Pathos, humor, reality, and insight."
    "excellent listen"
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    the author nailed the conditions of this awful illness and its symptoms perfectly. it was like watching "The Rain Man" just with a younger boy. you get to look inside the workings of this child''s mind and see his processes so he can "some what" function in the world all be it with grave misgivings an fear but he did triumph in the quest he put himself on. in reality the patience the parents must develop to raise a child with this illness is incomprehensible so hats off to you if you have a child with this condition.

    the narrator should receive some kind of an award for his portrayal of this child.

    well done to both the author and the narrator!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Winter Witch

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Paula Brackston
    • Narrated By Marisa Calin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (135)
    Performance
    (122)
    Story
    (117)

    In her small early-19th-century Welsh town, there is no one quite like Morgana. She is small and quick and pretty enough to attract a suitor, but there are things that set her apart from other girls. Though her mind is sharp she has not spoken since she was a young girl. Her silence is a mystery, as well as her magic - the household objects that seem to move at her command, the bad luck that visits those who do her ill. Concerned for her safety, her mother is anxious to see Morgana married....

    L.W. says: "Took me back in time...."
    "disappointing"
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    i can recommend this book to audible members but only if your between the ages of 12-15.
    I found it extremely frustrating and tedious, it's one of those kind of books that make you want to be able to reach in and give the main character a good shake and tell her to wake up, or grow up, or to grow a set. the story line was the typical good witch vs. bad witch, so it was basically boring and obvious.
    I also wish some one would explain to me why when one of the characters is initially described as being morbidly obese each and every time that character is referred to in the story some adjective pertaining to her/his size is also mentioned such as her "ample" breasts or his protruding belly. I don't get it, none of the other characters are ever continually described in such a fashion. the poor housekeeper in this story couldn't escape it even in death as an object had to be extracted from her "pudgy" fingers. What kind of "profiling" is that? i'm sorry i wasted the credit.
    the narrator was way over the top with her annunciation and it became extremely annoying, english accents are soft, where amarican accents are hard, we use hard "r's" and "a's" and they use soft, not in this book, the sounds of her accents made me think she was practicing in front of a mirror.
    disappointing on all levels.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Secret: Highlands' Lairds, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Julie Garwood
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1023)
    Performance
    (928)
    Story
    (933)

    Judith Hampton was as beautiful as she was proud and loyal. Her dear Scottish friend from childhood was about to give birth, and Judith had promised to be at her side. But there was another reason for the journey from her bleak English home to the Highlands: to meet the father she had never known, the Laird Maclean. Nothing prepared her, however, for the sight of the Scottish barbarian who was to escort her into his land...Iain Maitland, laird of his clan, a man more powerfully compelling than any she had ever encountered.

    CAROLYN says: "MEDIEVAL HIGHLAND ROMANCE AT IT'S BEST"
    "it was okay"
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    the story was good i enjoyed it but the narration was horrid. why is it that the narrator's think that all Scottish warriors have harsh screechy, screaming voices? It's extremely annoying and makes for a very unpleasant listen. Several times i had to stop listening because the sounds that were being screamed into my ears was actually painful. I'm a huge fan of Ms. Garwoods but it was a chore getting to the end of this book. Do the authors have any control or say in who will be narrating their books? I find it difficult to believe they do because of all the work and time it takes to write a book only to have it ruined by the narration just doesn't make any sense to me.
    I have to be honest and say that in the future if any of her other books are narrated as this one is i will not be purchasing them.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Sweet Persuasion: Sweet Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Maya Banks
    • Narrated By Caroline Wintour
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (382)
    Performance
    (351)
    Story
    (358)

    For five years, Serena has run Fantasy Incorporated and has devoted her time to fulfilling her clients' fantasies, never her own - until now.... Her most secret desire is to give ownership of her body to a man. Someone who will command her, pleasure her, and have complete authority over her. So she seeks out Damon Roche, owner of an exclusive sex club and a man strong enough to make her do anything he wants. Anything. Together they'll journey into a world she's only dreamed of. She's given the opportunity to immerse herself in a different life while her normal one waits for her to return whenever she wishes.

    CAROLYN says: "OH SOOOOO SWEET BUT MUCH MUCH MORE"
    "nothing "sweet" about it"
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    if your into sado masochism, male domination, inflicting and receiving pain and humiliation on another person for sexual fulfillment then this is the book for you. i found it simply pathetic as were all the characters. i have in the past really enjoyed Ms. Banks stories however i am rapidly changing my mind and am starting to wonder about where and how she is doing or obtaining her research?
    I'm truly not a prude but for me this goes way beyond what is healthy.
    really can't speak about the narration as the contents of the book so horrified me that i'm at a loss as to if she was any good. read at your own risk unless your into this kind of thing!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Colters' Woman: Colter's Legacy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Maya Banks
    • Narrated By Freddie Bates
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (568)
    Performance
    (527)
    Story
    (528)

    Adam, Ethan, and Ryan aren't looking for women. They're looking for a woman. One woman they know will share their lives and their beds. They're losing hope they'll find her, that is until Adam discovers Holly lying in the snow just yards from their cabin. Adam knows she's the one the minute he holds her in his arms, and as soon as his brothers see her, they know it too. The only problem is convincing Holly of that fact - and protecting her from the danger of her past.

    CAROLYN says: "A MENAGE FOR 4 - BUT BE WARNED"
    "holy crap!"
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    well this is a first for me. if you like a book with lots of really hot sex in it then this book will do it for you, just understand that the sex is with 3 partners at once! i was a bit shocked and mildly uncomfortable with it through out the entire book but the story that went along with it was good so i finished it. It's the first book in "Colter's Legacy so admittedly i'm now curious as to what is next?
    The narration was fine.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • House on Olive Street

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Robyn Carr
    • Narrated By Christina Moore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (227)
    Performance
    (161)
    Story
    (165)

    In this touching work, four women—all writers—come together after a painful loss. Recently deceased Gabby Marshall leaves behind a letter asking her friends to complete her unfinished manuscript. Taking vacations from their own lives, the ladies settle at Gabby’s home and get to work.

    Andrea says: "Good story/liked the characters"
    "absolutely loved it!"
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    a really enjoyable listen. I loved all the characters and the deep friendships they shared and all the different aspects of all their lives. I have read a lot of Robyn Carr's books but this is the first one that was not in one of her series and it was so different from her series that i was pleasantly surprised. the story line was very interesting and it held my attention and i also learned a few things about some of the pit falls in the literary world.
    The narrator was extremely good doing an excellent job in giving all of the friends different voices and personalities but my favorite by far was Ellie and i hope to listen to many more books in the future narrated by Christina Moore. I also hope to find other books by Ms. Carr that stand alone not being a part of a series even though those are good too but this one i will remember.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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