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Loniandaj

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Arlington, TX, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • 126 titles in library
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  • A Steele for Christmas

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Brenda Jackson
    • Narrated By Avery Glymph
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (57)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (54)

    New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Brenda Jackson ignites fierce passions within her devoted fan following. Her Steele series features an African-American family whose members find love in the least likely places. Here, gift shop owner Stacey Carlson harbors secret fantasies about her sexy landlord Eli Steele. Looking to change his playboy image, Eli thinks proposing to Stacey is a good way to start. Their arrangement is supposed to be strictly business, but when real sparks fly between them, Eli begins reconsidering his stance.

    Ronnette says: "This book was awesome!"
    "Cute"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it kept my attention.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Eli


    What does Avery Glymph bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I love the sexiness of his voice.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, it was. I actually listened as I rode from Mississippi to Texas. Finished it the same evening.


    Any additional comments?

    Overall the book was great. The B. Jackson did a great job developing the characters (though a bit unrealistic). I'm a sucker for a love story. However, I didn't think the ending was fully developed. Kinda left me wanting more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Vivid

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Beverly Jenkins
    • Narrated By Robin Eller
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (41)

    It's 1876 and Dr. Viveca Lancaster is frustrated by the limits placed upon female physicians of color. When she is offered the chance to set up a practice in the small all-black community of Grayson Grove, Michigan, she leaves her California home and heads east. The very determined Viveca knows all about fighting for her rights. But she may need more than determination to face down the distractingly handsome Nate Grayson, the Grove's bull-headed mayor.

    Godizgd says: "Great Story, Not the best narrator :("
    "Beautiful story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    As usual, I found this love story to be well written. I find the story of Vivid and Nate to be interesting as well as intriguing. However, being a Beverly Jenkins fan and having read almost all of her works, I found a few discrepancies in the story. I hope if the book is reprinted, this will be corrected. They don't take away from the beautiful story however. #1. When the story referred to Hester, it said her last name was Montgomery. Any fan of Indigo nows her name to be Hester Wyatt. #2. Hester's husband's name is Galen, not Caleb.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • All I Ever Wanted

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Francis Ray
    • Narrated By Gwen Hughes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    Naomi Reese is a divorced mother with a small daughter named Kayla, a new life in Santa Fe, and, finally, some distance from her abusive ex-husband. All she wants now is a home of her own where she and Kayla can finally feel safe. With one bad marriage behind her, she can’t even dream of falling in love again.

    Crystal says: "Love it!!!"
    "Just Okay"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up All I Ever Wanted in three words, what would they be?

    Persistence pays off


    What was one of the most memorable moments of All I Ever Wanted?

    (Spoiler) Towards the end when she was taken from her home. However, I thought that the rescue was a bit rushed and unrealistic.


    What three words best describe Gwen Hughes’s voice?

    I thought she did a good job with the women's voices, but some of the male characters were a bit creepy.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I listened to it in one day.


    Any additional comments?

    Overall, this is a good listen. I've listened to several books, this one just happens not to be one of the best, but good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Destiny's Captive: Destiny, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Beverly Jenkins
    • Narrated By Thomas Penny
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (21)

    Noah Yates fully believes in the joys of a happy family and a good wife. But that's not the life for him. No, he would much rather sail the wild seas in search of adventure, not tied down. But then the unthinkable happens - he finds himself literally tied down. To a bed. By a woman. And Pilar isn't just an ordinary woman. She's descended from pirates. And after giving him one of the worst nights of his life, she steals his ship! Now Noah is on the hunt, and he'll stop at nothing to find this extraordinary woman.

    Jelika M. says: "Always amazed...."
    "Good story, not great"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Noah's story is just okay. I've previously read the stories for Logan and Andrew. Both are excellent. As always, Jenkins did a wonderful job developing the story and its characters. Destiny's Captive just happens to be my least favorite.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • When Morning Comes: A Family Affair Novel, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Francis Ray
    • Narrated By Betty Hart
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (21)

    Dr. Cade Mathis learned early that he was not the son of the man who raised him. His adoptive father, a cruel, bitter man, had always been quick to tell him that he was a bastard and an embarrassment to the rich society family whose daughter got pregnant with him. So when Cade received a full scholarship to college, he was only too happy to leave the only home he had ever known behind and never looked back. Now a successful doctor and one of the best neurosurgeons in the state, the only thing he still wants are answers about where he came from.

    Amazon Customer says: "loved it"
    "Gives a girl hope"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This book was well written with the lives of the characters intertwined. It makes me want to read the first book in the set.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sweet Deception: The Eatons, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Rochelle Alers
    • Narrated By Erica Love
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (28)

    Law professor Myles Eaton knows a lot can happen in 10 years. A decade ago, Philadelphia’s finest bachelor was a hotshot attorney engaged to a woman he swore he’d love forever - until she left him to marry a powerful politician. The only thing more difficult than forgiving her has been forgetting the searing heat they shared. And just when Myles is sure he’s over her, Zabrina Cooper arrives back in his life. Nothing could stop Zabrina from loving Myles, not even when she was blackmailed into becoming wife - in name only - to another man....

    C says: "Distracted by Mispronunciation"
    "Humm"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Overall I'd say that this was a good read. The overall plot was a bit unrealistic but aren't most. Good job Alers

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Heart of Gold

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Beverly Jenkins
    • Narrated By Myra Lucretia Taylor
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    Henry Adams has had its fair share of drama ever since Bernadine Brown bought the town with her divorce settlement. Now just when things are starting to settle down, it’s about to get crazy again ...Cephas Patterson doesn’t just want to be left alone - if you dare step onto his property, he’ll meet you with a shotgun and a warning to stay away from his gold. He reminds Zoey of the lonely time she spent living on the streets, so she quietly begins leaving him small offerings.

    Loniandaj says: "Another winner"
    "Another winner"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I was pleased at the outcome of this novel. Since Jenkins is one of my favorite authors I purchased this title. I was pleased that she included Griffin Blake and the Julys. It's always great to hear from them (LOl).

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Skin I'm In

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Sharon G. Flake
    • Narrated By Sisi Aisha Johnson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (46)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (22)

    Maleeka Madison is a dark skinned African-American girl. She feels uncomfortable and wishes she had lighter skin. When her teacher, Miss Saunders, who suffers from a rare skin condition, shows that there is more to people than the color of their skin, Maleeka learns to appreciate and accept who she truly is.

    Romee says: "For the young Black women"
    "The realization"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This book met my expectations. So many young girls and boys struggle with accepting who they are. This story helps the reader see things through the eyes of a teen who made bad decisions and was not comfortable with herself. Until she figured out who she was and was accepted herself, she kept making poor choices. Go on and read for yourself to see how the story unfolds. Excellent read/listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Aliens on Vacation: The Intergalactic Bed & Breakfast Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs)
    • By Clete Barrett Smith
    • Narrated By Joshua Swanson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (24)

    Scrub isn’t happy about having to spend the summer with his hippie grandmother in “Middle of Nowhere,” Washington. When he arrives at her Intergalactic Bed & Breakfast, he’s not surprised by its 1960s-meets-Star Wars decor, but he is surprised by the weird-looking guests. It turns out that each room in the inn is a portal and his grandma is the gate-keeper, allowing aliens to vacation on Earth. She desperately needs Scrub’s help with disguising the tourists as humans. As if that weren’t difficult enough, the town sheriff is already suspicious of Granny.

    kj says: "fun read"
    "Cute story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Good life lessons throughout the story. The book is going to offer great discussions for our book club next week.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Surrender

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Brenda Jackson
    • Narrated By Pete Ohms
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (55)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (49)

    After a childhood spent moving from army base to army base, independent-minded Nettie Brooms is determined to secure a stable life - and never become involved with a military man. Then she meets incredibly handsome and charming Ashton Sinclair, a dedicated colonel in the U.S. Marines who's intent on capturing her heart - no matter what it takes. Now Nettie's wondering how a man she swore she would avoid could so easily test her resolve by igniting an irresistible passion she can't walk away from.

    Loniandaj says: "Not as good as others"
    "Not as good as others"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This book was just okay to me. I'm a Jackson fan, but this one was sort of unrealistic. The narrator was as expected... Not my favorite.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Madaris Bride for Christmas: A Madaris Family Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Brenda Jackson
    • Narrated By Pete Ohms
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (54)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (46)

    In her hundredth book, New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Brenda Jackson blends heated sensuality and drama into a dazzling new novel featuring one of her most unforgettable Madaris heroes yet.

    Amazon Customer says: "love brenda"
    "Loved the storyline"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Like many other books by Brenda Jackson, I thought this one was well written. At times it was a bit unrealistic, but aren't most love stories??? Overall, the book is worth your time. I just wished that a different person would narrate. Not a big fan of Pete.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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