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Trish R.

JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States | Member Since 2014

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  • Scandal's Mistress: A Novel of Lord Hawkesbury's Players, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By C. J. Archer
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (60)

    Just when Leo, Baron Warhurst, thinks his family’s financial situation can’t get any worse, he discovers that his unwed sister is pregnant. The Warhurst estate is already crumbling thanks to Leo’s father’s numerous indiscretions, and unless Leo can prevent another scandal from erupting before he makes a fortuitous match with a wealthy heiress, his family will be ruined. Such are the dire straits that bring the ruthless young nobleman to the White Swan Inn, where he must suffer the indignity of asking a common seamstress for help spying on his sister’s lover. Yet Alice Croft is anything but common. She is low-born, yes, but also strong-willed, clever, confident, and bears a luminous beauty Leo cannot ignore. Inexorably drawn to her, he knows that even the rumor of a liaison between them could ruin his marriage prospects. But the harder he fights against her, the stronger their attraction grows—until Leo is forced to choose between the woman who stole his heart and the family that demands his honor. In this unforgettable follow-up to Her Secret Desire, Lord Warhurst’s turbulent love story unfolds with all the wit, passion, and drama that C. J. Archer’s growing legion of fans have come to expect.

    J-9 says: "Another GREAT Listen!!!!"
    "Narrator should have been better.."
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    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Not make Leo sound like he was ill all the time. His dramatic phrases were just terrible.


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    It was a decent story as it kept me entertained, except for certain words that came from Leo. It was nice to see Blake and Min again. Over all it could have been better. Maybe narrators should read into something then play it back then ask themselves, "does that sound right?"

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • A Righteous Kill: A Shakespearean Suspense

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Kerrigan Byrne
    • Narrated By Derek Perkins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (26)

    A prolific serial killer is crucifying and 'baptizing' the working girls of Portland, and FBI Special Agent Luca Ramirez is locked in a desperate race to prevent the next casualty. The game changes when the latest victim is pulled out of the Willamette River alive, and Luca knows this witness may be his key to breaking the case. When the fanatical killer threatens her life a second time, Luca is assigned to protect the most unique and captivating woman he's ever met by going undercover as her lover.

    Carole says: "Listen, you won't regret it.............."
    "Just OK for me.."
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    MY AMAZON REVIEW:

    Jane said: "I liked the William Shakespeare quotes at the beginning of each chapter. But they were unrelated to what was happening. I don't think they belong in this book," And I have to agree. There are a LOT of people who don't like Shakespeare and find his words nonsensical and I'm one of those people. The words really didn't seem to have anything to do with that was going on. But, since the book was being read to me I couldn't just pass them by.
    AMAZON CUSTOMER said: "Focused on Romance." And, again I agree. If this book was going to concentrate mainly on the romance it shouldn't have been called Righteous Kill, that's very misleading.
    I just read Ms. Byrne's trilogy called Reclaimed, about 3 sisters who were banshees and I absolutely loved it. This book? Not so much.

    I really liked Luca and Hero. And the secondary characters, Vince, Angora, Knox, Rown, Ozolde, Eoghan, etc., were wonderful.
    The sex was kinda nice but the story did kind of drag. Very close to 400 pages was just to many pages to try and fill without it starting to drag and become boring.

    As to the narrator: I like to read along and this narrator was ok. The female voices were nice but he didn't have an ounce of emotion in his words. And that's important to me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • For Love of the Duke: The Heart of a Duke, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Christi Caldwell
    • Narrated By Morag Sims
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (60)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
    (58)

    After the tragic death of his wife, Jasper, the 8th Duke of Bainbridge buried himself away in the dark cold walls of his home, Castle Blackwood. When he's coaxed out of his self-imposed exile to attend the amusements of the Frost Fair, his life is irrevocably changed by his fateful meeting with Lady Katherine Adamson. With her tight brown ringlets and silly white-ruffled gowns, Lady Katherine Adamson has found her dance card empty for two Seasons.

    Trish R. says: "Minor SPOILERS, maybe.."
    "Minor SPOILERS, maybe.."
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    I did like Jasper and really liked Katherine. Where he was so afraid and negative she was so positive and unafraid of anything when it came to them. That is, until she’d had enough sense to get tired of hearing about Lydia and left him, which I don’t blame her for. I know I was tired of hearing about her. I really am tired of so much angst in books, page after page, going on and on for 300 or 400 pages.
    The book did have some nice sex in it but the book itself needs to have less angst. One reviewer said this, “The romance was overshadowed by the first wife,” and I couldn’t agree more. The story was dragged out way too long to make it a five star read. You can only read how much he loved Lydia, how guilty he feels about Lydia, how he misses Lydia, how beautiful Lydia was, before you’ve had enough.
    A good read, but I'm not so sure I'd read this author again because of the incredible amount of angst she puts in her books. Doubt I could go through it again with Anne.

    As to the narrator: She did an excellent job on the voices. I would definitely listen to her again. Not much emotion in her reading but I can overlook that as long as the men sound like men.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Come Home to Me: Second Chances Time Travel Romance Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Peggy L Henderson
    • Narrated By Cody Roberts
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (49)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (48)

    Jake Owens is tired of life on his parents' Montana ranch, catering to city folk who want a taste of old-fashioned country living. He enjoys life in the fast lane, with fast cars and even faster women. When he falls in with the wrong crowd and is accused of murder, a stranger's bizarre offer at a second chance might be his only hope to clear his name. Rachel Parker is highly devoted to her family. A tragedy prompts a daring move to the Oregon Territory for a fresh start in a new land.

    Shirl says: "Come Home To Me Brought To Life"
    "Really?"
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    This has to be the worst male narrator I've ever listened to. He reads like a robot, his voice the same no matter what he reads. And when Rachel spoke she sounded exactly like a man. When I listened to the sample there was never a woman and now I know why. This narrator has a nice voice but until he learns to read correctly I will never listen to him again. I have to wonder what kind of reader people are looking for that they would give this one 5 stars. How can you give a narrator 5 stars when the women sound just like HIM? I through listening and I'm only at 9%. I was done when Rachel said her first few words and sounded just like a man.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Raintree: Haunted

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Linda Winstead Jones
    • Narrated By Theo McKell, Stefan Rudnicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (365)
    Performance
    (94)
    Story
    (93)

    Gideon Raintree, a homicide detective, can harness electricity and talk to ghosts. He will need to wield gifts he's kept hidden to solve his newest case, a relentless serial killer unleashed by the dark Ansara wizards. But first he must deal with his reaction to Hope Malory, his alluring new partner. He'd never planned on love in the midst of battle.

    Maryfrances says: "Good sequel"
    "Seriously?"
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    The female narrator is just terrible. When Gideon talks his voice is her's. She doesn't even attempt to sound manly. And the male has a beautiful, low and sexy voice but his women's voices suck. What is the point of having 2 narrators if they do both voices. I'm so disappointed. I'm turning this back in for a refund. I'll just read the rest of the book.
    Bummer!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Reclaimed: A Highland Historical Trilogy: The MacKay Banshees 1-3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Kerrigan Byrne
    • Narrated By Derek Perkins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (52)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (51)

    Her last memory is of her violent death, and now she's screaming for vengeance. He's a Laird with enough sins to stain his soul, but he's cursed for the crimes of another. With a clan divided, an impending marriage, and whispers of dark magic threatening the Highlands, a tempting Banshee is the last thing he needs in his chambers.

    Cyndi says: "Auditory Bliss"
    "Great read..So-So narrator.."
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    Reclaimed
    I was telling myself all through this story that I wasn’t going to like the end because as a banshee she was already dead. But I continued on and I’m so glad I did. What a great little story. You couldn’t help but love Katriona, even as she tried again and again to kill Rory while she also desired him. I did like Queen Cliodnah. And Lorne was really kind of funny, he was just no capable of talking quietly. I was sooo glad that they didn’t go to the stable for “straps and whips and whatever apparatus may catch our fancy,” until the very last two pages. Their one sex scene was very, very nice and I didn’t want it ruined with whips and other crap. 5 stars.

    Redeemed
    Another great story. This time about Kylah and Daroch. It was a very nice story but I’m sure glad Daroch finally washed and stopped putting that mud all over himself. Nothin’ appealing in that. Some nice sex in this but no sexual tension to speak of. And, boy, again that Queen Cliodnah and her killing minion Ly Erg were really something. So, the next one is the last one and I can’t wait for Kamdyn’s story. 5stars

    Reluctant
    I was beginning to think that this book was only going to have Soren and Kamdyn as the only players, it went on so long with just the two of them. And I really wouldn’t have minded, either. Their conversations and were quite funny and entertaining. LOL.. Kamdyn wasn’t much of a killer. And the MacLauchlan’s turned out to be a little less than blood-thirsty (and Lindsay was pretty smart.) I wasn’t crazy about their first sex scene because it was so violent but I could overlook it because it was such a cute story. It was nice to see Rory and Daroch again. 4 stars.

    I got this book free with my KindleUnlimited but I would have gladly paid for it.

    As to the narrator: He was a good reader. Good with the men’s voices but truly sucked with the women’s voices. He really needs to, also, do more than just read the book. He has no emotions to speak of and that’s important for a narrator. IMO..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Extreme Measures

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Elisabeth Naughton
    • Narrated By Hillary Huber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (28)

    Being prepared for any scenario is the trademark of any good CIA operative, and Eve Wolfe is one of the best. But when her latest mission literally explodes in her face, she wakes up labeled a traitor and - even more surprising - in the custody of elite Aegis Security operative and ex-lover Zane Archer. Although she still secretly has feelings for Zane, he’s now demanding the one thing that she can’t give him: The truth.

    Trish R. says: "Really?"
    "Really?"
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    I would like to know what the other 2 reviewers of this book are looking for in a narrator that they would give her 4 and 5 stars? Every single person, man or woman, sound just alike! Just like the narrator. So, when the sex comes about you can only hope they don't say a word because you won't know who's talking, the man or the woman. I gave this book 3 stars because I'm not finishing it, on audible. I'll just read it. Ms. Huber would never be someone I'd ever care to listen to again.

    LOL... I'm sure in a day or so I'll have 2 or 3 "not helpful" votes and that will probably be Ms. Huber herself or her friends and family and that's ok. AUDIBLE is where one reviews the narrator, not the book, that's done on Amazon.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Eternal Hunter: Night Watch, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Cynthia Eden
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    Overall
    (69)
    Performance
    (67)
    Story
    (65)

    Assistant DA Erin Jerome has a secret. Make that two. One: She's not entirely human - she's Other, desperately trying to keep her supernatural strength under wraps. Two: she's got a killer stalking her - an Other rogue set on "gifting" her bloody corpses. But the bounty hunter on her new case isn't worried about any of that. Jude Donovan is a shapeshifter himself, and the new DA's midnight hair and addictive scent tell him all he thinks he needs to know....

    Trish R. says: "No more Night Watch.."
    "No more Night Watch.."
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    This was a good story but it was waaay to long. I don't read books without sex but Ms. Eden seemed to think it was necessary to fill page after page with sex. That's really not a good filler. So, I can't see myself reading any more of the Night Watch series. I read Scream for Me, Fear for Me and Die for Me and I loved those books by this author but this one, not so much.
    I did like Jude and Erin. And the secondary characters were a great addition: Zane, Dee, Tony. Lee and Ben. I really had no idea who the bad guy was so I was completely shocked to find out.
    There was some good sex in the book, at least, the first two encounters, and sexual tension but I just think there was a little too much. You could take 100 pages from this book and it would have been better.

    As to the narrator: Ms. Eby did a fantastic job on the voices but her emotions are way off. Oh, she whispered when the book called for it but when someone was YELLING at someone else to "RUN!" she whispered the word "RUN." Fortunately, there wasn't too much YELLING going on so I didn't have to roll my eyes that much when she whispered.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Scandal and the Duchess: Highland Pleasures Series, Book 6.5

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Jennifer Ashley
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (46)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (44)

    Scandal follows Rose Barclay, young widow of the Duke of Southdown, wherever she goes. It's never her fault, but newspapers love to write about the simple girl from Scotland and the much older duke who died suddenly on their honeymoon. And now there is even more talk as the legitimacy of the marriage is being contested by the duke's son and heir.

    Trish R. says: "Terrific read.."
    "Terrific read.."
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    So, 5 two stars and 52 four and five stars on Amazon.. Go figure..
    As with ALL the Mackenzie books, except Daniel's story that I haven't gotten to yet, I simply loved this story. Loved Steven and Rose, what an awesome twosome. And it was nice seeing Ian, Beth, Ainsley, Cam, and Sinclair, even if it was them having lines in the book or just a mention that they were there. Wonderful storyline and some great sexual tension and sex. You just can't go wrong with the Mackenzies and McBrides.
    Just ignore the lower reviews cuz I highly recommend this read..

    As to the narrator: Ms. Dawe gets better with each book she reads. As with a lot of the female narrators all her men sound almost alike but at least they sound like men. All she needs to do is work on her emotions and she'll be an awesome narrator.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Bullet to the Heart: No Mercy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Lea Griffith
    • Narrated By Gillian Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (5)

    She was born to love then taught to kill. She has become everything but is no one. Known only as Bullet, she was long ago forced to shed the name her parents gave her. Changed, molded, and trained to kill with sharp-shooting efficiency, she is one of The Collective's most valuable assets. In a cadre of killers, Bullet is death waiting, but her time for vengeance has come. He was loved, and then he lost. He has become a hunter in search of revenge.

    Trish R. says: "SPOILER..This book is a little cliffhanger-y."
    "SPOILER..This book is a little cliffhanger-y."
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    Usually I can get past all the angst a couple is having but it was on almost every page of this book. And the ending kind of stunk. No declaration of love, no happiness of her being asked to stay with him. She just fell to sleep thinking she'd argue with him about that tomorrow. The end!
    Also, there's phrase after phrase of French, and another language spoken by Arrow, that does NOT have a translation until the back of the book. WTH? I had a hard time getting past Rand torturing Remi/Bullet after she came to his house, in Virginia, willingly and on her own because he simply told her she better be there.
    I liked Ken, Adam and Dmitry.. Joseph Bombardier and Minton were some kind of Crazy. It was disgusting what they did.
    A little too much angst for me but some great sexual tension and sex.

    As to the narrator: She was okay for me. When a book says the hero's voice is deep and gravely but the reader gives him an almost feminine voice I have a problem with that. Ms. Vance needs to try a little harder to make her men sound like men.
    I was amazed when the actual sounds of explosions happened in the background of the reading. Never heard anything like that before.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Viscount Who Lived down the Lane: Rhymes with Love, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Boyle
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (44)

    As she arrives in Mayfair, Louisa Tempest is horrified when her incorrigible cat bolts from the carriage and dashes into a neighbor's house, where she comes face-to-face with the reclusive Viscount Wakefield. But even more dismaying than his foul temper is the disarray in which she finds his home. Convinced his demeanor would improve if his household were in order, Louisa resolves to put everything to rights.

    Trish R. says: "Wonderful.."
    "Wonderful.."
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    Love, love, loved Pierson and Louisa. Loved that he was so hard-hearted and she was so stubborn. Loved Lord Charlton, Amy, Tuck, Lavinia, Mrs. Perchell and Tiploft. And I really loved Bits and Bob. Great names for two sweet kids. I liked Hannibal, what a cat attitude.
    Great story with not too much angst, I hate when there's too much angst. Not as much heat in it, no sexual tension to speak of, (mostly Louisa's inner thought of how his kisses made her feel) just two different scenes of gratuitous sex/sexual acts. If you're not going to have sexual tension why have sex? However, I enjoyed the story so much it didn't bother me too much.

    As to the narrator: I never get tired of listening to Susan Duerden. She reads with emotion and the men sound like men. That's all I can ask for.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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