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  • The Wanderer: Thunder Point, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Robyn Carr
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (696)
    Performance
    (619)
    Story
    (626)

    Nestled on the Oregon coast is a small town of rocky beaches and rugged charm. Locals love the land’s unspoiled beauty. Developers see it as a potential gold mine. When newcomer Hank Cooper learns he’s been left an old friend’s entire beachfront property, he finds himself with a community’s destiny in his hands. Cooper has never been a man to settle in one place, and Thunder Point was supposed to be just another quick stop. But Cooper finds himself getting involved with the town. And with Sarah Dupre, a woman as complicated as she is beautiful.

    Music Lover says: "Good new series by Carr"
    "This series has Potential !!"
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    I liked Cooper when I first met him visiting Virgin River. Getting to know him better in Thunder Point was not a disappointment. This series shows a lot of promise of more heartwarming, fun-loving, and a little crazy love in a small eccentric community. I can't wait to see whose next on the "hit" list. Thanks, Robyn.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Enforcer: Taskforce Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Marliss Melton
    • Narrated By David Brenin
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (8)
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    (8)

    The Counterterrorist Taskforce Team sends Special Agent Tobias Burke undercover into a West Virginia militia led by Captain Dylan Connelly. Dylan's reputation and her psychological profile mark her as an extremist, likely responsible for the murder of the Secretary of Defense. Tasked with charming Dylan into revealing her secrets, Tobias is surprised by his immediate attraction to the dangerous and lovely Dylan. Yet, as their attraction gains momentum, flaring into passion and deepening into friendship, it dawns on him that Dylan is being framed.

    Ronda says: "Slow burn and lots of heat!!!"
    "Very Believable Story and Characters"
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    Honestly I bought this book only because I like redheads. The story and character development was a delightful surprise. From "real people" in the community making up the soliders in the militia to the bond that develops almost immediately between Tobias and Dylan. Their struggles, hers with PTSD and his with the Dylan he comes to know vs. who her file says she is, are totally on the mark and lead to a breathtaking ending. I definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes romance, intrigue, and muscles.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ender's Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Why we think it’s a great listen: It’s easy to say that when it comes to sci-fi you either love it or you hate it. But with Ender’s Game, it seems to be you either love it or you love it.... The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Enter Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, the result of decades of genetic experimentation.

    Kapila says: "6 titles in the series so far"
    "Totally took me by Surprise!!"
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    I seldom read SciFi books but after reading all the exciting reviews, I decided to give it a try. I was entralled with the story in about 10 minutes and was literally biting my lip til the end. The idea of a child being groomed for leadership in a 'planetary defense" plan just didn't seem right to me but I soon forgot his age until the story reminded me of it.

    For those who like to read books in the order of events instead of publishing dates, I am going to reprint the list that I found so helpful that "Joe, from California" mentioned in a review that I can't find again:

    Ender's Game
    Ender's Shadow
    Shadow of the Hegeman
    Shadow Puppets
    Shadow of the Giant
    Speaker for the Dead
    Xenocide
    Children of the Mist
    First Meeting - a collection of short stories that fill in small details that is recommended after finishing the series.

    Thank You, Joe.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Longest Ride

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Nicholas Sparks
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty, January LaVoy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (791)
    Performance
    (704)
    Story
    (710)

    91 year-old Ira Levinson is kept concious after a car wreck by visions of his late wife, Ruth, who recounts stories of their lifetime together. A few miles away, at a local rodeo, Sophia Danko, a senior at Wake Forest, meets a young cowboy named Luke. Ira and Ruth. Sophia and Luke. Two couples who have little in common. Yet their lives will converge with unexpected poignancy, reminding us all that even the most difficult decisions can yield extraordinary journeys: beyond despair, beyond death, to the farthest reaches of the human heart.

    Hendie says: "I Understand!"
    "Two great stories in one book!"
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    A great homage to what Real Love is Like: as an older man's memories pass through over 4 decades, a World War, challenges that are overcome and rejoiced over due to living life as Couple dedicated to each other. Also we get to meet a modern young couple learning what Real Love is: how to recognize it, how to show it, support the one you love, and how to take a leap of faith.

    If any art lovers are out there, you will get a kick out of the collection of "eccentric" artists that Ira and Ruth collect over their lifetime that leads to an amazing Auction twist at the end that I really didn't see coming at all. (I would name a few artists but I am afraid that my spelling of their names would be disrespectful).

    If any bullriders or Rodeo fans out there, you will get a thrilling view of life on the Circuit as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Lion's Lady

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Julie Garwood
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (404)
    Performance
    (365)
    Story
    (368)

    Christina Bennett had taken London society by storm. The ravishing beauty guarded the secret of her mysterious past until the night Lyon, Marquis of Lyonwood, stole a searching, sensuous kiss. An arrogant nobleman with a pirate's passions, he tasted the wildfire smoldering beneath Christina's cool charm and swore to possess her.... But the feisty and defiant Christina would not be so easily conquered. Mistress of her heart and of her fortune, she resisted Lyon's sensuous caresses.

    Jordy says: "Yes another 5 star rating!"
    "A Captivating Start to a New Series.."
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    I loved the experience of reading this book! I thought I had it all figured out in the first chapter but Boy! was I Wrong! Thank You Julie Garwood for a wonderful story full of intrigue, romance, and historical background threaded throughout till the very end. I can't wait for the rest of the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Highland Knight: Murray Family, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Hannah Howell
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (108)
    Performance
    (103)
    Story
    (103)

    When Cameron MacAlpin learns the identity of the golden beauty tossed before him as a debt payment, he can't believe his fortune! For cat-eyed Avery Murray is the perfect weapon to use against Payton Murray - Avery's brother - who dishonored Cameron's own sister. Yet his plan to deliver the same insult and avenge his clan is thwarted by spirited Avery herself, who tempts him to forget everything but the passion coursing through his blood. Still, a knight of the Highlands owes his allegiance to his clan before all else - even his heart.

    CAROLYN says: "ANOTHER BRILLIANT MEDIEVAL MYSTERY UNFOLDS"
    "Don't ever try to make plans ....."
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    I really enjoyed this well rounded story. It had intrigue, lots of humor, and during the first quarter, danger. Danger for the plans of each and every scheming character who was going to solve all their problems by "using" the others. Then what happens? LOVE.
    Don't really care for the narrator's accent tho...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Heir

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Johanna Lindsey
    • Narrated By Laural Merlington
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (286)
    Performance
    (84)
    Story
    (83)

    The grandson of a Scottish clan laird, Duncan MacTavish is shocked to learn that his other grandfather was an English marquis whose title and London estate he is now required to take on. Worse still, he is engaged to a stranger who has mocked him in public. But his bride-to-be, Ophelia, has been guiding a lovely and witty, if dreadfully inexperienced, country girl named Sabrina through the latter's all-important first coming-out season.

    Helene Hadfield says: "Don't Waste Your Credits on This One"
    "Beware of Trying to Manipulate a Highlander!"
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    Everyone has plans for the Heir...but they forget one thing - He is a Highlander and refuses to be manipulated. Then He comes to the rescue of the innocent lass who is blamed for sabotaging all their plans. Ahh, love is born.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Gentle Warrior

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Julie Garwood
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (487)
    Performance
    (295)
    Story
    (299)

    In feudal England, Elizabeth Montwright barely escaped the massacre that destroyed her family and exiled her from her ancestral castle. Bent on revenge, she rode again through the fortress gates, disguised as a healer...to seek aid from Geoffrey Berkley, the powerful baron who had routed the murderers.

    Brenda says: "Love this story"
    "Glad I started with This Book!"
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    I am new to Julie Garwood books and I am so glad I started with Gentle Warrior. It is a warm love story with an engaging story line. I plan to listen to it over and over again several times a year. I will also look into more of her stories.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • All Summer Long: Fool's Gold, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Susan Mallery
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (269)
    Performance
    (235)
    Story
    (237)

    Former underwear model turned entrepreneur Clay Stryker has loved, tragically lost and vowed that he’ll never risk his heart again. After making his fortune, the youngest of the rugged Stryker brothers returns to Fool’s Gold, California, to put down roots on a ranch of his own. But he’s frustrated to discover that even in his hometown, people see him only for his world-famous…assets.

    April says: "Almost, but not quite - perfect"
    "Amazingly Written!"
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    Having dealt with this issue in my family, I was impressed with how respectfully, realisticly, and kindly Susan Mallery dealt with this subject matter. This is why I continue to buy her books. Great stories, intelligently written.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Seduced by the Highlander: Highlander Series #3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Julianne MacLean
    • Narrated By Antony Ferguson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (152)
    Performance
    (136)
    Story
    (137)

    Best-selling author Julianne MacLean unleashes the epic passions of a Highland warrior who won't go down without a fight-and will take no prisoners in the name of love.

    J says: "Interesting"
    "Romeo learns a lesson while saving the Girl"
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    This story was well written and I just knew I had it all figured out at the beginning. However, lots of plot-twists and turns later - I was very surprised by the ending. Characters actually grow from previous stories and I hope will continue to grow into future stories. Oh, and BTW, TWINS RULE!!!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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