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Allison

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  • You're the One: Bad Boys of Red Hook, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Robin Kaye
    • Narrated By Emily Durante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (26)

    Logan Blaise takes a quick break from his successful vineyard in Napa to visit his hometown of Brooklyn but finds a complete mess: His father is sicker than he'd imagined and Logan is responsible for keeping the family restaurant running smoothly. When the chef quits, he's forced to hire the first person who applies for the job - Skye Maxwell, a beautiful enigma with great skills and gaps in her resume.

    Allison says: "I am so over cliched romances"
    "I am so over cliched romances"
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    This was eye rolling and boring. Cliched love scenes. When he started calling her "sugar," I was done. DNF. Narrator was very good.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Snow Falling on Bluegrass

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (77)
    Performance
    (75)
    Story
    (75)

    Kelsey is known around the office for having everything under control. So it's not surprising that she and her boss, Sadie, have everything planned to the second for the office winter retreat. But there are things even Kelsey can't micromanage. An unprecedented snowstorm smothers half of Kentucky and knocks out the power, closes the roads, and generally shuts down the state.

    Elise says: "Finally Kelsey story!"
    "Cute, quick listen"
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    I didn't enjoy this as much as the first one, but it was still cute.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Texas Twilight: McCutcheon Family, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Caroline Fyffe
    • Narrated By Grant Bolton
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Fresh out of medical school, John McCutcheon finds his stagecoach under attack by brutal outlaws. With the help of a feisty acquaintance Lily Anthony, he manages to fend off the assault. Lily is attracted to the charming cowboy-doctor, with his chiseled good looks and teasing ways, then heartbroken to learn he's engaged to be married.

    Ro says: "Loved Caroline Fyffe's Texas Twilight!"
    "Not terrible, not great"
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    I did finish this book, so I guess that counts for something. The actual story was decent. The writing was not good, though. There was an over use of adverbs and that drove me insane. Lily was a very boring character. She is described as being feisty in the description, but she is not.

    The narrator did a pretty good job with the men's voices, but his female voices were horrible. Lily sounded like an automaton.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The White Lord of Wellesbourne

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Kathryn Le Veque
    • Narrated By Brad Wills
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    Adam Wellesbourne and his four sons - Matthew, Mark, Luke and John - comprise the most feared House in the service of Richard III. Adam's eldest son, Matthew, has earned such an influential reputation that throughout England he is known as The White Lord of Wellesbourne. Upon the eve of the Battle of Bosworth field, Matthew finds himself forced into a contract marriage that he has been avoiding for 10 years.

    ~~ DARA ~~ says: "Medieval Heaven!!"
    "3.5 stars, Enjoyable"
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    I liked this sweet story. It was based on "insta-love," though, and I prefer a build up. The narrator was very good, except his voice for Matthew made him sound like a 65 year old man. That is my biggest pet peeve with narrators. I hate for young characters to sound old. I also didn't like his voice for Adam, Matthew's dad. He sounded 100 years old and like he was on death's door every second he spoke.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Screwdrivered: Cocktail, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Alice Clayton
    • Narrated By Heather Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (35)

    When a phone call brings news that she’s inherited a beautiful old home in Mendocino, California from a long-forgotten aunt, she moves her entire life across the country to embark on what she sees as a great, romance-novel-worthy adventure. But romance novels always have a twist, don’t they? There’s a cowboy, one that ignites her loins. Because Cowboy Hank is totally loin-ignition worthy. But there’s also a librarian, Clark Barrow. And he calls her Vivian. Can tweed jackets and elbow patches compete with chaps and spurs?

    Allison says: "Wallbanger fans, skip this!!"
    "Wallbanger fans, skip this!!"
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    This book is, perhaps, the biggest disappointment of the year. Wallbanger is one if my top 3 reads of all time. This book was boring, crude, had a super annoying, unlikeable heroine, and had no chemistry between the H & h. With one hour left in the book, Viv was still wanting the cowboy. This read more like Chick Lit. The romance was lacking tremendously. I didn't care what happened to them by the end. :-( The narrator was pretty good. She is too breathy, though.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Flowers from the Storm

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Laura Kinsale
    • Narrated By Nicholas Boulton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (519)
    Performance
    (489)
    Story
    (490)

    He's a duke. He's a mathematical genius. He can't talk and he's locked in a lunatic asylum. Only a modest Quaker girl can reach him, but when she helps him to escape, she's swept into his glittering aristocratic world, her life torn apart by his desperate attempt to save himself.

    ~~ DARA ~~ says: "~COMPELLING!!~ Love This Author! Love This Book!"
    "I tried..."
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    I know I am in the minority, but I just could not get into this book. The narration is great, but I felt zero chemistry between the characters. I also didn't really feel for them. DNF at chapter 12. :-(

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Full Steam Ahead

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Karen Witemeyer
    • Narrated By Carine Montbertrand
    Overall
    (53)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (49)

    When Nicole Renard returns home to Galveston from an eastern finishing school, she's stunned to find her father in ill health. Though she loves him, he's only ever focused on what she's not. Not male. Not married. Not able to run their family business, Renard Shipping. Vowing to secure a suitable marriage partner, Nicole sets out with the Renard family's greatest treasure: a dagger personally gifted to Nicole's father by the pirate Jean Lafitte.

    Candace says: "Expected More"
    "Booooooooring"
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    I found this to be extremely boring. i couldn't even finish it. The main characters had no chemistry. I did not enjoy the narrator, either. Her voice was too old sounding and I hated how she changed to an accent every time she pronounced Nicole's parents names. Annoying.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beautiful Oblivion: Maddox Brothers, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Jamie McGuire
    • Narrated By Phoebe Strole
    Overall
    (226)
    Performance
    (211)
    Story
    (212)

    Trenton Maddox was the king of Eastern State University, dating co-eds before he even graduated high school. His friends wanted to be him, and women wanted to tame him, but after a tragic accident turned his world upside down, Trenton leaves campus to come to grips with the crushing guilt. Eighteen months later, Trenton is living at home with his widower father, and works full-time at a local tattoo parlor to help with the bills. Just when he thinks his life is returning to normal, he notices Cami sitting alone at a table at The Red.

    Allison says: "Boring, Cliched, Annoying"
    "Boring, Cliched, Annoying"
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    I'm wondering if Jamie McGuire is a one hit wonder. Despite the pretty good narration, this was a DNF for me. The main characters had no chemistry and I was bored to death. I rolled my eyes a lot, especially at the whiny Cami.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Mended: Connections, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Kim Karr
    • Narrated By Veronica Meunch, Christian Fox
    Overall
    (54)
    Performance
    (52)
    Story
    (52)

    After moving past her painful breakup with Xander years ago, Ivy was poised to become the next big name in music, when suddenly she withdrew from the limelight - the same day she announced her engagement to her controlling agent, Damon Wolf. Xander knows he should keep his distance. But once they're on the road, he can't resist pursuing her for a second chance. Yet a jealous Damon can't let her go - and he's keeping dangerous secrets that could destroy them all.

    Allison says: "Awful"
    "Awful"
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    The writing is so cliche and eye rolling! Ugh!! The male narrator was good, but the female sounded like someone plugged her nose. It was super annoying. DNF about half way through.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • It Happened One Wedding: FBI-US Attorney Series, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Julie James
    • Narrated By Karen White
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (207)
    Performance
    (182)
    Story
    (188)

    After a humiliating end to her engagement, investment banker Sidney Sinclair is done with commitment-phobic men. But when her sister winds up engaged after a whirlwind courtship, Sidney is thrown into close contact with exactly the kind of sexy playboy she wants to avoid - the gorgeous best man. She's stuck with him, for better or worse, until her sister walks down the aisle, but that doesn't mean she has to give in to his smooth advances, no matter how tempting they are.... Special agent Vaughn Roberts always gets his man on the job and his woman in bed.

    Houston mom says: "Best story yet"
    "BOOOORING"
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    Was Vaughn a Special Agent for the FBI? I'm not sure. It wasn't mentioned enough in the story. This book was below average. I was bored to tears. Vaughn and Sydney didn't have much chemistry, either.

    The narrator is average. Not my favorite, but she grows on you as the book goes on.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Checkmate

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By R. L. Mathewson
    • Narrated By Fran Jules
    Overall
    (262)
    Performance
    (251)
    Story
    (251)

    There’s nothing worse than living next door to your childhood nemesis, except maybe being forced to share your dream project with him, being blackmailed into going along with something that was just wrong on so many levels, and having your hot cocoa stolen by the person that drove you to drink it in the first place.As long as she has plenty of hot cocoa, a pair of pliers on hand and is able to resist Connor O’Neil’s bad boy charm then Rory James should be able to make it through this project with her sanity intact.

    Jordy says: " sweet, sexy, lighthearted, just plain funny!"
    "Truly awful"
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    This was a ridiculous story. Over the top and annoying. The repeated mention of Rory's hot cocoa addiction made me insane. It was like nails raking over a chalkboard. I didn't finish this one.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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