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VoxVolat

mainly read romances and books for a book club that take me all over the map.

Dallas, TX, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • Wethering the Storm: Mighty Storm Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Samantha Towle
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (167)
    Performance
    (164)
    Story
    (165)

    Even the bright California sun can't whitewash the dark side of celebrity coupledom. Greedy music execs, merciless paparazzi, and Jake's wild past are lurking around every corner. Making matters worse, Jake announces he doesn't want kids, which just may be a deal breaker. Tru loves Jake more than anything. But when a devastating crisis threatens to destroy everything they've fought for, the couple must face the hard truth: What if, this time, love is not enough?

    Jordy says: "Enjoyed the second part to the Jake & Tru's story!"
    "Just Get It!"
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    Every issue that I had with the first book in the series, disappears in this one. Jake and Tru are two of the most memorable characters I've read about in the last several years. You will laugh and cry and sigh with satisfaction when the book ends; then want to do it all over again. This will definitely be on my repeat listen list, in the future. ST's writing is impressive and Eyre brings the characters to life in a way that moves it beyond just reading into the realm of true performance. She enhances the overall experience.

    Just get it and listen. You won't be sorry!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Dream Eyes: A Dark Legacy Novel, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Jayne Ann Krentz
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (144)
    Performance
    (126)
    Story
    (127)

    Gwen Frazier is no stranger to ghosts. She sees them in pools of water, windows, mirrors - any reflective surface - at the scene of violent deaths. But finding justice for the dead is something she’s not trained to do and a luxury she can’t afford. What pays the bills is her work as a psychic counselor who sees auras and interprets dreams. The death of her friend and mentor, Evelyn Ballinger, brings Gwen back to the small town of Wilby, Oregon, and brings back memories she would rather forget.

    A User says: "Expected more"
    "These eyes have cataracts"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    This is an ok book and because it is the second in a series, it is worth listening to as a way of following the broader story. However, Krentz is a better writer than this book shows. It is not a book I am left wanting to listen to over and over again.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Jayne Ann Krentz? Why or why not?

    Yes, I have every unabridged book Krentz has on audible in my library, not to mention the physical reads of her work I have. She is one of the great writers of the romance genre and well worth trying. But I would not make this book your first.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes, Tanya Eby is a good narrator.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Just the Sexiest Man Alive

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Julie James
    • Narrated By Karen White
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (289)
    Performance
    (184)
    Story
    (184)

    A fabulously fun, romantic comedy from a dynamic new talent. Nothing fazes Taylor Donovan - not in the courtroom and not in her personal life. So when she’s assigned to coach People’s “Sexiest Man Alive” for his role in the next big legal drama, she refuses to fall for the Hollywood heartthrob’s charms. Even if he is the Jason Andrews.

    Judy says: "Cute..."
    "Sexy and Lovable"
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    What did you love best about Just the Sexiest Man Alive?

    It was a fun and interesting romp through the world of celebrity and how a spoiled celebrity might meet and fall in love with someone not in the public eye. The sweetness of the relationship between Taylor and Jason and the way they keep each other (and us) laughing makes for a very touching romance.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Just the Sexiest Man Alive?

    I loved the way Julie James orchestrated the first meeting between Taylor and Jason. His shock and unbelief at her reaction to him and the situation in which she left him really drew out the humor.


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

    A good narrator helps bring stories to life and aides the imagination in creating the scene in the mind's eye. Karen White is a good narrator.


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

    Spoiler: Loved the scene at his premier when she tells him she loves him. The kiss on the forehead Jason gives her is an "awwww" moment.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a book I've already listened to three times. It has been satisfying every time for the fun and the romance. Little sex and only at the end so if you are looking for a hot or erotic read, this is not for you. However, looking for a really good romantic comedy, this book will more than satisfy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Bee Wilson
    • Narrated By Alison Larkin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (161)
    Performance
    (142)
    Story
    (144)

    Since prehistory, humans have braved the business ends of knives, scrapers, and mashers, all in the name of creating something delicious - or at least edible. In Consider the Fork, award-winning food writer and historian Bee Wilson traces the ancient lineage of our modern culinary tools, revealing the startling history of objects we often take for granted. Charting the evolution of technologies from the knife and fork to the gas range and the sous-vide cooker, Wilson offers unprecedented insights.

    G. House Sr. says: "Great information if you play Trivail Pursuit"
    "Fascinating!"
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    This is a wonderful romp through culinary gadget and cutlery history. Kept me engaged and fascinated by the implications of some revelations the book makes. I would highly recommend this book for cooks and foodies in addition to those who like history.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Love Overboard

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Janet Evanovich
    • Narrated By C.J. Critt
    Overall
    (249)
    Performance
    (77)
    Story
    (77)

    Stephanie Lowe decides Maine schooner captain and pirate descendent Ivan Rasmussen deserves to be called Ivan the Terrible. The house she just bought from him is falling apart and possibly haunted. He complains about her fish-eye stew and burnt chocolate chip cookies. He makes fun of her hair after she's had to comb it while using a toaster as a mirror. And on top of all that, he has the nerve to be charming, handsome, and overboard in love with her.

    Jami says: "Overbored? Read This!"
    "A Fun Romance"
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    An early effort by the author who has a real knack for comedy. And character development. If you are looking for a fun and easy listen, this is a good choice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • God's Smuggler

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Brother Andrew
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (202)
    Performance
    (159)
    Story
    (161)

    This best seller tells of the young Dutch factory worker's incredible efforts to transport Bibles across closed borders - and the miraculous ways in which God provided for him every step of the way. Brother Andrew's story remains as inspiring today as it was 35 years ago, and with this new release, it will motivate a whole new generation to risk everything to follow God's call.

    Joshua says: "A True Inspiration... Must-Read Classic!"
    "Humbling Lessons on Trust"
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    A friend recommended this book to me when I spoke of trying to learn to trust God more in my daily life. This book was very humbling as time and time again experiences in how God met needs was shared. I was challenged not only in how I approach my finances but in how I handle my prayer life and the time I spend with God daily. If you are a Christian you cannot go wrong in using a credit for this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wizard

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Jayne Ann Krentz
    • Narrated By Ashley Adlon
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (20)

    Intellectual Sophia Bennett knew what kind of man she wanted: a rugged cowboy. And in Texas they were everywhere! So why couldn't she take her eyes off brilliant professor Max Travers? He was a Wizard in mathematics who surely made love by the numbers. Yet every inch of him - no Stetson, no dusty boots - added up to dangerously sexy.

    Judy says: "Could she be more annoying?"
    "Early Effort by a Genre Master"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I am somewhat ambivalent on this question. I enjoyed listening to one of the early efforts by a favorite author. However, like many early works, it is not up to the standards of this author's efforts in the last ten to fifteen years. It is not a story that really held my interest and is not one I want to listen to ten or more times as I have some of her others.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Jayne Ann Krentz? Why or why not?

    Oh definitely. As mentioned above, I could tell that this was a very early work by a favorite author and someone who is one of the best authors in the romance genre.


    Any additional comments?

    Get this on sale if curious about Krentz development as an author. However, don't expect too much.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs)
    • By Laura Hillenbrand
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10005)
    Performance
    (6080)
    Story
    (6109)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Seabiscuit was a runaway success, and Hillenbrand’s done it again with another true-life account about beating unbelievable odds. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.....

    Anastasia Burke says: "Hillenbrand could make even laundry fascinating!"
    "Yes You Can Survive"
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    What did you love best about Unbroken?

    4 stars is because much of what happened to this man is not enjoyable and up-lifting. It is not always easy to hear of the horrible things that this man survived in the war. However, this is one of those books that is important to keep listening to because these are just the sort of things humans are capable of in the right circumstances. More than that the story of all that was survived suggests how the human spirit will respond and strike back or survive in spite of the worst sort of abuse.


    What about Edward Herrmann’s performance did you like?

    He strikes just the right tone to narrate with documentary precision often leaving me on the edge of my seat.


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

    Too many to name just one.


    Any additional comments?

    This is one of those books that I think ought to be required reading for history of WWII. Here we scratch the surface of war crimes in the Pacific Theatre and reasons for the dropping the atomic bombs which are so little appreciated not even 75 years later.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Worth Any Price

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Lisa Kleypas
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (311)
    Performance
    (283)
    Story
    (282)

    Nick Gentry is reputed to be the most skillful lover in all England. Known for solving delicate situations, he is hired to seek out Miss Charlotte Howard. He believes his mission will be easily accomplished – but that was before he met the lady in question. For instead of a willful female, he discovers one in desperate circumstances, hiding from a man who would destroy her very soul. So Nick shockingly offers her a very different kind of proposition – one he has never offered before.He asks her to be his bride.

    Benoibe says: "Lisa Kleypas is amazing. Great novel."
    "An Alpha Male Learning to Love"
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    What made the experience of listening to Worth Any Price the most enjoyable?

    An excellent story. Set in a historical time period many have written about, the plot line itself is unlike anything I have read before. Kleypas has the skill necessary to pull off this uncommon story line and keep the romance alive throughout.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • And One Last Thing...

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2553)
    Performance
    (1922)
    Story
    (1916)

    Lacey Terwilliger's shock and humiliation over her husband's philandering prompt her to add some bonus material to Mike's company newsletter: stunning Technicolor descriptions of the special brand of "administrative support" his receptionist gives him. The detailed mass e-mail to Mike's family, friends, and clients blows up in her face, and before one can say "instant urban legend", Lacey has become the pariah of her small Kentucky town and a media punch line....

    Amazon Customer says: "For me this was such a HOOT!!!"
    "Romance with divorce recovery"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This was a fun book in spite of its of its focus on the heroine's divorce and recovery from it.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of And One Last Thing...?

    I really enjoyed the newsletter she sends to the friends, family and clients of her soon to be ex.


    Any additional comments?

    Recovery form divorce and a cheating spouse is not as easy as this makes out and many won't like the whole premise. However, if you can suspend disbelief and enjoy the characters, who are really fairly well drawn, this is a book that can make for a very enjoyable listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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