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Being a mom, career woman & student (again) I don't have time to read and miss it. Driving to/from work/school is now fun thanks to audible!

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  • Wallbanger

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Alice Clayton
    • Narrated By Heather Smith
    Overall
    (1338)
    Performance
    (1233)
    Story
    (1243)

    Thanks to paper-thin walls and the guy’s athletic prowess, Carolyn is gaining an - um - intimate knowledge of her new neighbor's nocturnal adventures. And since Caroline is currently on a self-imposed "dating hiatus," and her neighbor is clearly lethally attractive to women, she finds her fantasies keep her awake even longer than the noise. So when the wallbanging threatens to literally bounce her out of bed, Caroline, clad in sexual frustration and a pink baby-doll nightie, confronts Simon Parker, her heard-but-never-seen neighbor.

    Rosina Lippi says: "No Sex in the City"
    "The cat is the best part of the story..."
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    What did you like best about Wallbanger? What did you like least?

    I liked the cat because of his personality. The story had a lot of potential but was a very frustrating listen due to the girl in the story always second guessing herself or being super annoying by over thinking EVERYTHING! Most issues could have been resolved if she'd just communicate! Ugh!

    Otherwise it's a good listen when you don't want to make your brain think.


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

    The cat. I found the neighbor's career quite interesting.


    What aspect of Heather Smith’s performance would you have changed?

    She's a bit too breathy. You end up concentrating on her breathing verses reading.


    Was Wallbanger worth the listening time?

    No not really. The story has a great potential if we'd remove the hours of second guessing and overthinking from the main female character. If she would just commuicate her thoughts I think it wouldve been a far more interesting and fun story!

    Premise is good. Had potential.


    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • On Dublin Street

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Samantha Young
    • Narrated By Paula Costello
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1577)
    Performance
    (1486)
    Story
    (1482)

    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.

    SIMARA says: "An emotional journey..."
    "Have read far more exciting love stories than this"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I tried, really, to get through a good chunk of chapters to see what all the commotion was about for this book. Then I had to fast forward for it was not the best romantic book I've ever read. Love scenes weren't that steamy either.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • My Bluegrass Baby

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1518)
    Performance
    (1394)
    Story
    (1380)

    Sadie Hutchins loves her job at the Kentucky Tourism Commission. Not only could her co-workers double as the cast of Parks and Recreation, but she loves finding the unusual sites, hidden gems, and just-plain-odd tourist attractions of her home state. She’s a shoo-in for the director’s job when her boss retires at the end of the year…until hotshot Josh Vaughn shows up to challenge her for the position. Josh is all sophisticated polish while Sadie’s country comfort, and the two have very different ideas of what makes a good campaign.

    Diana Turmenne says: "Made me want to visit Kentucky!"
    "Didn't enjoy this book as much..."
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The author's twang was unnecessary. Her voice in "And one last thing" was far better. Just because your character is from the south doesn't mean you have to be so annoyingly twangy.

    Again this author writes about a female character that overthinks everything, over analyzes, and has dumb assumptions. You know not all women are dumb, many of us do communicate to our love interests and/or people in our lives. I think if the main female character would do the same it would make for a far better and more exciting story!

    "And one last thing" in my opinion was a far better book than this one. Story could have been put through the 'cutting room' before publication. It would have been a far funnier and more exciting romantic story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Become Your Own Matchmaker: Eight Easy Steps for Attracting Your Perfect Mate

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Patti Stanger, Lisa Johnson Mandell
    • Narrated By Patti Stanger
    Overall
    (102)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (50)

    "I've compiled my best tried-and-true advice and I'm going to tell you the things that even your best friend doesn't have the courage to break to you. If you follow my formula, the man of your dreams will appear in your life, and you can be in a committed, monogamous relationship with him in less than a year. Get ready - I'm about to show you how to make all your relationship dreams come true."

    Amazon Customer says: "BEWARE The Title is misleading"
    "If you enjoy Patti Stanger you'll enjoy this book."
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    Would you listen to Become Your Own Matchmaker again? Why?

    Only to recall and refine what I heard as "tips" in the relationship department.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked learning about her background. However I'd rather learn more about the "how to's" of getting into a great relationship and keeping it fresh.


    Any additional comments?

    Haven't seen other books from Patti on audible. Would be nice to see if I'd like the other books. One has to remember that this book is written for the female audience. You really have to have an open mind when listening to this book. I think now that I'm much older I'm seeing what Patti shares is really great common sense advice. We girls miss it and I'm sorry this book wasn't out when I was first dating. I never got such great advice! :( However there's still time for me yet to apply what I've learned. lol Only time will tell if it worked...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Edge of Never

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By J. A. Redmerski
    • Narrated By Lauren Fortgang
    Overall
    (516)
    Performance
    (471)
    Story
    (476)

    Twenty-year-old Camryn Bennett thought she knew exactly where her life was going. But after a wild night at the hottest club in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, she shocks everyone - including herself - when she decides to leave the only life she's ever known and set out on her own. Grabbing her purse and her cell phone, Camryn boards a Greyhound bus ready to find herself. Instead, she finds Andrew Parrish.

    Lori says: "I couldn't finish it"
    "Boring young love story"
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    What would have made The Edge of Never better?

    Why is it that authors have to write stories about female main characters that overthink everything and come up with very bizarre thoughts (frustrating assumptions) rather than just communicate to their lovers? I think if we cut this behavior out, it would make for a far better and more exciting story!


    What was most disappointing about J. A. Redmerski’s story?

    It's a typical young love story about 20 something's falling in love. They act like high schoolers just learning how to love for the first time in a relationship.

    Boring!


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The very ending of the story was good. Then again when the book finally ended, I finally finished suffering through the main female character's non-stop false assumptions of what every action or word her new lover had. Why is it that author's mostly write about wishy-washy women with no common sense, strength, or brain? Had the main character communicated she'd save herself and me from the grief of hours of nonsense and wasted time!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16286)
    Performance
    (13544)
    Story
    (14168)

    When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

    Amazon Customer says: "Holy Crap minus the Holy"
    "Get the book instead in order to enjoy the story!"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Great story! Buy the book in order to enjoy. You won't be disappointed. Narrator just ruins the book and she narrates all three books of the series. Such a shame! Becca Battoe is more suited to read a dictionary not a thrilling romance novel.


    What didn’t you like about Becca Battoe’s performance?

    The narrator's voice had no emotion or expression. This is such a fantastic book with exciting story lines and the narrator just ruins it all the good parts with her rambling voice.

    Do yourself the favor and just buy the book!


    Did Fifty Shades of Grey inspire you to do anything?

    Purchase the books in the series not the audio.


    5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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