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Shelly

Auburn, NY, United States

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  • Running Wild: The Men from Battle Ridge

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Linda Howard, Linda Jones
    • Narrated By Maggie Wheeler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (232)
    Performance
    (206)
    Story
    (204)

    Carlin Reed lives in fear, off the grid, moving from place to place. So Battle Ridge, Wyoming, a small town in the middle of nowhere, seems like a good place to lie low for a while. But after becoming cook and housekeeper to cattle rancher Zeke Decker, Carlin suspects that she’s made her first mistake. Rugged, sexy, and too distracting for his own good, Zeke is pure temptation mixed with something deep and primal that makes Carlin feel almost safe. Soon things are getting way too hot in the kitchen.

    Molly says: "ON the RUN~ 5 STAR all the way HOWARD /Jones Gem~~"
    "Get on with it"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Not compared to her other books.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I would have included more about Brad.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Maggie Wheeler?

    Joyce bean. Honestly she is so much better.


    Do you think Running Wild needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No. I'm surprised I finished the first one. The cover was the best part about the book.


    Any additional comments?

    It was the first book I have read by Linda Howard and Linda jones. I think Linda Howard should stay on her own.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Breathing Room

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Susan Elizabeth Phillips
    • Narrated By Kate Fleming
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (723)
    Performance
    (286)
    Story
    (289)

    Sometimes in life you need a little breathing room, especially when your life has just fallen apart. Dr. Isabel Favor, America's diva of self help, knows this all too well. She's lost her fiancé to an earth mother, her accountant has absconded with her money, and her self-help empire is in shambles. She flees the country to Tuscany, waiting for life to settle down, but the biggest disaster lies just ahead. On one unforgettable night, she's about to meet Lorenzo Gage, Hollywood's favorite villain.

    Brenda says: "An enjoyable read."
    "A memerable performance."
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    What made the experience of listening to Breathing Room the most enjoyable?

    The reader, Kate Fleming, was incredible. At first I didn't think I would like here but she made the book.


    What other book might you compare Breathing Room to and why?

    Match Me if You Can was pretty close. Same author so she does a good job with the male/female relationship.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I loved the say Ren and Isabel talked with each other. The gentle banter was wonderful and Ms. Fleming read it very well.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Breath in the Chaos.


    Any additional comments?

    The book wasn't what I was expecting and became a pleasant surprise. Not all of the authors books are this good so I am glad I listened to the reviews written.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. Perfect

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Linda Howard
    • Narrated By Laura Hicks
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (486)
    Performance
    (426)
    Story
    (429)

    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!"
    "A favorite from Howard."
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    What made the experience of listening to Mr. Perfect the most enjoyable?

    Honestly I didn't care for the reader of this story but loved the story.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Mr. Perfect?

    The banter between Sam and Jane.


    What aspect of Laura Hicks’s performance would you have changed?

    I hated the accents that she gave to the people and the way she made the law enforcement sound.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The friendship between the four woman was wonderful.


    Any additional comments?

    I thought that this was one of Howard's best. I liked the way the characters meshed together. I liked the scrappiness of Jane and how she was willing to stand up for what she believed in.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Open Season

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Linda Howard
    • Narrated By Deborah Hazlett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (393)
    Performance
    (349)
    Story
    (353)

    Daisy Minor is bored. Worse than that, she's boring. A plain, small-town librarian, she's got a wardrobe as sexy as a dictionary and hasn't been on a date in years. She's never even had a lukewarm love affair, let alone a hot one. So when she wakes up on her 34th birthday and wonders how it is that she still lives with her widowed mom and spinster aunt while her friends have all gotten married and started families, she decides it's time to get a life - and a sex life.

    Alisa says: "Finally on Audible after all these years."
    "Just OK"
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    What did you love best about Open Season?

    I liked the relationship and banter between Daisy and the cop.


    Any additional comments?

    I liked the book but thought that it was kind of an anticlimactic ending. I found it interesting how she put a little bit in there about the Mayor's wife at the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • All the Queen's Men

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Linda Howard
    • Narrated By Kate Forbes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (256)
    Performance
    (224)
    Story
    (220)

    No one can get close to John Medina, the CIA's legendary Black Ops specialist who works in the shadows of the government's deadliest missions. And no one knows the dangers better than Niema Burdock. A sharp, steely-nerved communications expert, Niema and her husband, Dallas, worked side by side with Medina on an explosive mission that went tragically wrong. Now Niema has withdrawn to a quiet Intelligence position, and a safe - if predictable - existence that has helped her heal her scars from five years ago. But now John Medina needs her....

    Molly says: "John Medina~ HOT sexy CIA ops~ RUTHLESS ~ LOVER~"
    "Can I be her?"
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    Would you listen to All the Queen's Men again? Why?

    I would. I like all the characters and I thought that the story was good.


    What other book might you compare All the Queen's Men to and why?

    I have listened to quite a few of Linda Howard's books and this is probably my second favorite to far. The story is good and so are the characters.


    Have you listened to any of Kate Forbes’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not listened to Kate Forbes but I thought she did a good job with this.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    All for the Job.


    Any additional comments?

    I liked that this book kept moving. It wasn't repetitive like one of her other books. It was also unpredictable and kept me on my toes.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Lost Wife: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Alyson Richman
    • Narrated By George Guidall, Suzanne Toren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1172)
    Performance
    (1040)
    Story
    (1045)

    In pre-war Prague, the dreams of two young lovers are shattered when they are separated by the Nazi invasion. Then, decades later, thousands of miles away in New York, there's an inescapable glance of recognition between two strangers. Providence is giving Lenka and Josef one more chance. From the glamorous ease of life in Prague before the Occupation, to the horrors of Nazi Europe, The Lost Wife explores the power of first love, the resilience of the human spirit, and the strength of memory.

    Sister Mary Kelly says: "Not my favorite book."
    "It ended too soon."
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would recommend it however it is not one of my favorites.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I wish it had continued once Joseph and Lanka found each other.


    Which character – as performed by George Guidall and Suzanne Toren – was your favorite?

    I'm not sure if I had an absolute favorite.


    Any additional comments?

    There is so much more that could have been written. Personally this book does not compare with "All But My Life" or "The Book Thief". However it is okay.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Fault in Our Stars

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By John Green
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9441)
    Performance
    (8651)
    Story
    (8704)

    Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

    FanB14 says: "Sad Premise, Fantastic Story"
    "Amazing"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    In a heartbeat.


    What other book might you compare The Fault in Our Stars to and why?

    I'm not sure if there is another book that compares.


    Which character – as performed by Kate Rudd – was your favorite?

    I liked all of the characters. They were all so interesting with great personality. The relationship between the two main characters was so incredible. If only more people who are sick could feel that way about each other.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me do all of the above and some.


    Any additional comments?

    This was such an incredible book. I am glad that it took the other so long to write it because time has done this book justice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cry No More

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Linda Howard
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
    Overall
    (432)
    Performance
    (225)
    Story
    (232)

    With an astonishing blend of savvy, instinct, and passion, Milla Edge displays an uncanny gift for finding lost children. When all seems helpless, desperate souls from across the country come to her for hope and results. Traveling to a small village in Mexico on a reliable tip, Milla begins to uncover the dire fate of countless children who have disappeared over the years.

    Diana says: "Best of the best"
    "A woman who keeps to her word"
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    If you could sum up Cry No More in three words, what would they be?

    Shocking, riveting, emotional.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Cry No More?

    There are so many I can't choose just one.


    What about Joyce Bean’s performance did you like?

    I thought the reader was excellent. Into the story without going over the top.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Milla is a woman who when she makes a promise she sticks to it. There were a few moments when she could have broke promises but never did. That is a strong woman.


    Any additional comments?

    I was incredibly compelled by the characters in this book. I loved how different everyone was and what made them click. I know that this will be one that I will read over again.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Effortless

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By S. C. Stephens
    • Narrated By Rebekkah Ross
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (581)
    Performance
    (541)
    Story
    (543)

    After being caught in the middle of a love triangle which led to a devastating betrayal, Kiera pledged to learn from the mistakes she’d made. She was determined to never again inflict that kind of pain on anyone, especially the soulful, talented man who held her heart. But life offers new challenges for every relationship, and when Kiera’s love is put to the ultimate test, will it survive? Love is easy...trust is hard.

    Lucina says: ""Mornin""
    "Not Effortless"
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    What disappointed you about Effortless?

    The reader is not very good and to be honest the characters are not interesting at all.


    What was most disappointing about S. C. Stephens’s story?

    I feel like I am in the middle of someone's plain ordinary life. If read to get out of the ordinary. To be fair I have only listened to about four hours of the book and nothing is hooking me.


    How could the performance have been better?

    There wasn't much emotion in the read.


    Any additional comments?

    I had a hard time with the main character. I can only listen to someone who lacks self confidence and thinks that everyone else is better than them for so long. I don't mind a person being modest or plain but this girl found everyone else exotic and nothing about herself interesting. I found her high maintenance in a negative way.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Catch Me: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Lisa Gardner
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2226)
    Performance
    (1845)
    Story
    (1855)

    Charlene Rosalind Carter Grant believes that she will be murdered in four days. And she wants Boston’s top detective to handle her death investigation. It will be up close and personal. No evidence of forced entry, no sign of struggle. Charlie tells a chilling story: Each year at 8:00 p.m. on January 21, a woman has died. The victims have been childhood best friends from a small town in New Hampshire; the motive remains unknown. Now only one friend, Charlie, remains to count down her final hours.

    Vanessa says: "OK but not her best by a long shot"
    "Incredibly Interesting"
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    What did you love best about Catch Me?

    The fact that it is unpredictable.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Catch Me?

    I thought that the reader for this book was incredible. She made the story even more interesting.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I think I like the parts when Charlie is working as the 911 disbatch officer. It made her seem real and caring


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The book made me tense. Like I wanted to get in there and help her.


    Any additional comments?

    This book was an unexpected surprise with a phenomenal reader. I am not sure what made me choose it but I am glad that I did.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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