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  • The Marriage Trap

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Jennifer Probst
    • Narrated By Madeleine Maby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (718)
    Performance
    (641)
    Story
    (645)

    To satisfy his late father’s wishes, hot and single billionaire Michael Conte must find a bride - someone who will fit into his traditional family back home in Italy - and fast, so his engaged sister will be allowed to wed. With no intention of being tied down, Michael "proposes" to fiery, free-spirited photographer Maggie Ryan: If she will play the part of his fiancée during her trip to Milan for a photo shoot, he will keep away from her married best friend, Alexa, and stop making Maggie nuts with their too-close-for-comfort flirtations. But once in Italy, sexual tension sparks the hottest no-strings-attached arrangement on any continent....

    Katheryne says: "Another Simple romance, but I liked it"
    "Exactly the same as The Marriage Bargain"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Not at all. This book was literally the exact same as The Marriage Bargain with different character names and of course the characters from The Marriage Bargain were in this book. Waste of time just listen to the Marriage Bargain twice and save yourself a credit.


    Would you recommend The Marriage Trap to your friends? Why or why not?

    Not really, not only is it a carbon copy of The Marriahe Bargain but it's not even that good of a story. It wasn't horrible at all but nothing memorable either.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    No favorite, nothing stood out


    Could you see The Marriage Trap being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    It could be a Lifetime movie for sure and it would be an okay movie to watch on a rainy Sunday


    Any additional comments?

    Don't waste your credit.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Turning Home

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Stephanie Nelson
    • Narrated By Jenny Sullivan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    When Brooke Kingsley finally captures the interest of her four-year crush-Dylan Crawford-her world turns upside down. Feeling alive for the first time, Brooke decides to spend her last three days of summer with Dylan and discovers there's more to him than the rumors being whispered all over town. The problem is, Brooke's father doesn't want his daughter anywhere near the blue-collar bad boy. As Brooke leaves for college, she'll realize that some boys aren't easy to forget.

    Erica says: "Couldn't Wait for it to End"
    "Couldn't Wait for it to End"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    This is a YA book which is the genre I prefer but this book would only be enjoyable to a preteen-midteen. Only someone young would not find Brooke really annoying.


    Has Turning Home turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Not all all, I enjoy YA.


    What aspect of Jenny Sullivan’s performance would you have changed?

    Her performance was fine no recommendations needed.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Not really and I don’t like admitting it. Brooke is a very sweet girl but she’s incredibly annoying. The constant whining drove me nuts. I’m not saying she shouldn’t have complaints because she’s rich but geez are you happy about anything in your life? I have to be vague here to avoid revealing information…Brooke is so disgruntled about everything in her life and she wants the reader to know she’s nothing like the rich selfish snobs in her town yet she seemed just as selfish when it came to her mother’s incident, she was busy with Dillan. Which I guess I shouldn’t expect more of an 18 year old but I do. Her parents were extremely overbearing and I can understand her frustration but they love her dearly and she showed little to no appreciation which is the behavior of a 14 year old not 18.


    Any additional comments?

    This book dragged on and didn't get interesting until the last hour then it came and went to fast!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Final Piece

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Maggi Myers
    • Narrated By Amy McFadden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Life shouldn’t be about picking up the pieces. Beth Bradshaw has spent her life hiding from her tragic past. From the moment a trusted family friend steals her innocence until the moment another rescues her, she struggles to just survive. Surrounded by the comfort and protection of her extended family, Beth embarks on a journey of healing far from the horrors of her home. In her darkest moments, she meets a boy named Ryan. For one incredible summer, Ryan shows Beth what it’s like to act her own age.

    Erica says: "Just Okay"
    "Just Okay"
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    Would you try another book from Maggi Myers and/or Amy McFadden?

    The narrator was fine but I don't think I read another Maggi Myers book unless it was a good deal thru whispersync.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    This question is irrelevant to this book so I will give my opinion on this book. This book was just okay. It has great reviews on Amazon which made me eager to read it. Although the subject matter was tough to listen to it made the book stand out. I also enjoyed the relationship she had with Tommy and the evolution with her parents. Unfortunately, I still found it rather boring and rather predictable. With the great reviews on Amazon I definitely don’t recommend anyone avoid this book because of my review. I guess it just wasn’t my cup of tea.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I read this book only a week ago and I can't recall a favorite scene which goes to show how much of an impact this book made. I really only remember the molestation scene because it was tough to listen to.


    Could you see The Final Piece being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    This could be on Lifetime for sure!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Forever & Always: The Ever Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Jasinda Wilder
    • Narrated By Piper Goodeve, Gabriel Vaughan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (92)
    Performance
    (87)
    Story
    (89)

    These letters are often all that get me through week to week. Even if it’s just random stuff, nothing important, they’re important to me. Gramps is great, and I love working on the ranch. But…I’m lonely. I feel disconnected, like I’m no one, like I don’t belong anywhere. Like I’m just here until something else happens. I don’t even know what I want with my future. But your letters, they make me feel connected to something, to someone.

    smf says: "Great story, Male narrator all wrong"
    "Rarely Do I Give 5 Stars"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Forever & Always to be better than the print version?

    I haven’t read the print version. Book 2 is not available in the audio format and when this happens I just wait for the release. With this book I can’t possibly wait for the audio version. This book was so good I will be actually reading the print version GASP!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Cade is my favorite character. You can’t help but feel immense sorrow for him. No one should encounter so much turmoil especially so young. He sees himself as weak when actually he is very strong. Not many people could have carried on the way he did. When he finally was about to break he reached out to the one person who knew everything about him instead of taking the easy way and simply feeling sorry for himself and make reckless decisions.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite scene is when the reconnect. The writing is done so well I could feel the intensity of their reconnecting. I felt like I was there watching them have this intimate and joyous reunion.


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

    I didn’t cry but only because I don’t think a book could ever bring me to tears no matter the devastation. If I were an emotional person I could have cried through half the book so I can definitely see a person having extreme emotion towards the story.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is best I’ve read in years. It takes the reader through so many emotions. It’s sad and I mean sad but it also makes you smile. Should you get this book, most definitely!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Forbidden Disclosure: A Billionaire in Disguise, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Terri Marie
    • Narrated By Ben Pratt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (28)

    Francesco Giordano wants to retire and turn over his shipping empire to his only son Daniel. But the young, gorgeous, and sexy Daniel is more interested in fast cars, the family jet, and bedding women. When Francesco decides the best way to make his son grow up is to change his identity and move him away from his Manhattan penthouse, Daniel's world begins to rock. Sent to a little town in Tennessee, stripped of his family name and all access to money, Daniel finds himself on a mission to prove to his father that he can make it.

    Erica says: "A little disappointed"
    "A little disappointed"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Was listening to this book time well spent, what a question. At 6 hours it was surly an easy listen. I listen to my books while at work so sure it was time well spent.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Terri Marie? Why or why not?

    I wouldn’t listen to another book from this author and apparently this book has a part 2 and I’m not interested in reading it.


    Which character – as performed by Ben Pratt – was your favorite?

    Ben did a great job. I normally don’t enjoy male narrators but he was great. The characters all had distinct voices.


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    I didn’t hate this book at all I just really didn’t enjoy the story. It felt rushed. The main character’s transformation was just too quick. The concept of the storyline is not original which I don’t think necessarily an issue it’s the execution of the storyline that I have a problem with. Everything happened so quickly and ended just too perfect. I’ve never read a book where everyone and I mean everyone is happy in the end of the story. Everyone finds love; an entire town is saved its way too far-fetched. Then angry Katherine, I couldn’t understand why she hated him so much. I see her disliking him but the extent of her anger just seemed strange. After saying all that, it’s not a horrible book at all, it’s a light easy read I just expected more after reading the reviews.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Maxed Out: American Moms on the Brink

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Katrina Alcorn
    • Narrated By Katrina Alcorn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (51)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (46)

    Mothers are the breadwinners in two-thirds of American families, yet the American workplace is uniquely hostile to the needs of parents. Weaving in surprising research about the dysfunction between the careers and home lives of working mothers, as well as the consequences to women's health, Alcorn tells a deeply personal story about "having it all,” failing miserably, and what comes after. Ultimately, she offers readers a vision for a healthier, happier, and more productive way to live and work.

    Margaret says: "The definition of insanity..."
    "OK I Guess"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Maxed Out to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the the print version


    If you’ve listened to books by Katrina Alcorn before, how does this one compare?

    First listen by Katrina Alcorn


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

    She's a good narrator but doesn't really add anything I couldn't get if I had read the print version only because of the type of book it is


    Any additional comments?

    This is an ok book; it’s interesting to hear of another mother’s struggle that’s not in your immediate circle of friends or family. Unfortunately I can’t continue to read it; I’m a little over half way finished. I can’t help but think it’s a bunch of whining from a rather privileged mother. She has great job with a flexible schedule and 6 figure salary, understanding boss, seemingly awesome husband, housekeeper, gardener, healthy kids and etc. Why is she still complaining? Don’t have multiple children if you are losing your mind with one and cut yourself some slack perfection is not required. She’s neurotic and unrealistic with her expectations of being a good mother. She would probably slit her wrist if she had money problems, stripped away the housekeeper, gardener and had a husband that worked outside the home. I can’t sympathize nor relate to this woman in anyway.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Falling into You

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Jasinda Wilder
    • Narrated By Gabriel Vaughan, Piper Goodeve
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (595)
    Performance
    (557)
    Story
    (552)

    Nell Hawthorne is in love with her life-long best friend, Kyle Calloway. Their young love is invincible and life is full of promise; then one night Kyle dies suddenly in a tragic accident and Nell is forever changed. She meets Kyle's older brother, Colton, for the first time at the funeral. They both struggle to move on with life as best they can. Years later, they meet again in New York City, and Colton realizes that Nell has never really gotten over Kyle's death. She seems to be harboring a deeply rooted pain, a heavy weight of guilt, and regret. He knows he shouldn't get involved, but he can't help himself.

    Jordy says: "Worth the Credit!!!"
    "Tragic and Heartfelt"
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    What made the experience of listening to Falling into You the most enjoyable?

    You can feel the pain of the characters in this book. Nell is a girl that's headed for accomplishing great things in life but when tragedy strikes her path is changed forever. You get to see this perfect girl with her perfect life turned upside. The struggles she goes through is not pretty or glamourized, it seems so real. Their is no way the author or someone close to her didn't live through something very similar to this.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Falling into You?

    Although this is not really part of the book at the very end someone sings the song Falling Into You and it was so beautiful.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Playing the guitar in the hospital. I won't add anything else, don't want to spoil anything.


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

    The hospital scene with the guitar.


    Any additional comments?

    Unlike the other reviews I didn't cry but it will break your heart for sure.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • White Lines

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Tracy Brown
    • Narrated By Allyson Johnson
    Overall
    (378)
    Performance
    (324)
    Story
    (331)

    Jada left home at the age of sixteen, running from her own demons and the horrors of physical abuse inflicted by her mother’s boyfriend. She partied hard, and life seemed good when she was with Born, the neighborhood kingpin whose name was synonymous with money, power, and respect. But all his love couldn’t save her from a crack addiction. Jada goes from crack addict and prostitute to survivor and back again before she finds the strength to live for herself and come out on top.

    Dornetta says: "A very compelling story"
    "You won't regret getting this book!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    After nearly 50 books this is the 1st book I would recommend to anyone and everyone. I normally stay away from books with drug content because they always seem to glamorize the street life and although I have no experience with that life I seriously doubt everyone lives happily ever after. This book is what I imagine that life to be. The struggle, money, fun, drugs, death, this book has it all without being unbelievable.


    What did you like best about this story?

    At 19 hours long this book was very detailed and it showed her journey from the beginning to the end. It's long but in noway was I ready for it to be over. I've listened to long books and I always seem to be ready for it to be over already but no this one.


    Did Allyson Johnson do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Yes the characters had different voices. The only problem with the narration was the southern accent. At times the accent was very prominent which is weird because all the characters are from NY. It doesn't take away from the book and to be honest I wouldn't have wanted to listen to strong NY accents since I'm from VA. I can see it bothering those from the North though as they probably don't want to listen to a southern accent for 19 hours.


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

    Truth is Stranger than Fiction, the name of the book Sunny and Jada wrote. Although I think that title/tag is already used elsewhere.


    Any additional comments?

    You won't regret getting this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Husband Trap

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Tracy Anne Warren
    • Narrated By Bianca Amato
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1037)
    Performance
    (811)
    Story
    (821)

    Winner of a RITA, a National Readers’ Choice Award, the HOLT Medallion, and the Golden Quill, New York Times best-selling author Tracy Anne Warren is among the most acclaimed and popular Regency romance storytellers. In The Husband Trap, the reserved Lady Violet Brantford agrees to swap identities with her vivacious sister. Before she knows it, she’s married to the Duke of Raeburn, who finds himself pleasantly surprised with his charming new wife.

    SIMARA says: "Passionate and emotional narration..."
    "You will love this story"
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    Where does The Husband Trap rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Of the 50 books I've listened to this one is in my top 10. You will enjoy this story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The storyline was completely different then anything I've read. I literally felt so connected with Violet I could feel what she was going through, the anxiety all the way to the love.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I don't have a favorite scene because the entire book is that good. I wanted to listened to it in one day.


    If you could take any character from The Husband Trap out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    I would take Violet just so I could listen to her recount the entire story again. I want to hear all over how she felt when she discovered the truth.


    Any additional comments?

    I think anyone would enjoy this book no matter the genre they prefer.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Wedding Trap

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Tracy Anne Warren
    • Narrated By Bianca Amato
    Overall
    (578)
    Performance
    (401)
    Story
    (402)

    In this glittering Regency romance from acclaimed author Tracy Anne Warren, wallflower Eliza Hammond has suddenly become a wealthy heiress. Now, every eligible bachelor is interested in marrying her. Hoping to instruct Eliza in the social graces needed to attract the best suitors, her best friend Violet enlists the help of her brother-in-law, Lord Christopher "Kit"Winter. Just one problem. Eliza has always secretly pined for Kit.

    mia says: "Audible, please add the rest of the series"
    "The books is the reason I bought the series"
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    What did you love best about The Wedding Trap?

    I loved this book! It was a pleasant surprise because I thought it would just be okay. I loved the characters, the storyline, well everything really.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The plot was so interesting because it's similiar to other books but still different enough that the reader is not sitting there thinking I've heard this storyline before.


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

    She bought the characters alive. At times I felt like I was actually listening to the characters speaking.


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

    Not that I can recall particularly and that's just because it's been awhile since I listened to this book.


    Any additional comments?

    I recommend this book and there are not many books I would actually recommend but this one is a winner for sure.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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