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Frances

It's all about romance in my library! I have a wonderful husband, children and my grandchildren they are my rock.

Whittier, CA, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • 607 titles in library
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  • Change of Heart

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Scarlett Edwards
    • Narrated By Emily Gittelman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (26)

    Persevere, and survive. Those are my two guiding words. I never knew either of my parents. I have no family and no home. The only person I could ever rely on was myself. In this cruel world, that's about as much as I can ask for. Love? Hah. Don't talk to me about love. I stopped believing in it the day my first boyfriend ripped out my heart three years ago. That's why love is the last thing on my mind when I leave a packed college bar with a captivating stranger....

    Jordy says: "This book was lacking......"
    "Charming!"
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    What did you like best about Change of Heart? What did you like least?

    The story was interesting and exciting in some parts. What I didn't like was the ending.


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

    No, this was my first.


    What three words best describe Emily Gittelman’s voice?

    I don't have 3 words. I wasn't impress with her voice for this story line. My opinion, we need two narrators female and male.


    Do you think Change of Heart needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Yes, it left you hanging at the end.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Raine Falling: Hells Saints Motorcycle Club, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Paula Marinaro
    • Narrated By Will Damron, Jill Redfield
    Overall
    (111)
    Performance
    (108)
    Story
    (107)

    After a lifetime of uncertainty, Raine Winston shouldn’t be fazed by anything anymore. But she’s terrified. Terrified that her wayward sister, Claire, has gotten into debt dangerously over her head. Terrified that a muscle-clad biker named Diego doesn’t want payment with money - he wants much more. And terrified of the dizzying desire she feels whenever Diego touches her.…

    Frances says: "GREAT BIKER STORY! LOVED IT!!!"
    "GREAT BIKER STORY! LOVED IT!!!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Raine Falling the most enjoyable?

    It was very entertaining, I loved there were action and thrilling moments.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I like Raine and her sister Claire, they both been through a lot in their past. They became these beautiful and independent girls.


    Which character – as performed by Will Damron and Jill Redfield – was your favorite?

    You can go wrong with Jill Redfield, I love listening to her. When I noticed she was the narrator for this book, I didn't have a problem in purchasing this book right away. Will was okay, first time I listened to him.


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

    Yes, it was perfect!


    Any additional comments?

    One thing I enjoyed this book, they all have their past they have to deal them. I'm glad the author did not dwell too much on their hang ups. The story was entertaining, funny at times, and sad, my emotions was going crazy, that's what makes a good story.

    I can't wait for the 2nd book!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl Who Came Home: A Novel of the Titanic

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Hazel Gaynor
    • Narrated By Connor Kelly-Eiding, Alana Kerr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (67)
    Performance
    (62)
    Story
    (64)

    A voyage across the ocean becomes the odyssey of a lifetime for a young Irish woman…. Inspired by true events, The Girl Who Came Home poignantly blends fact and fiction to explore the Titanic tragedy's impact and its lasting repercussions on survivors and their descendants.

    Frances says: "LOVED IT! WILL LISTEN TO IT OVER AND OVER AGAIN!!"
    "LOVED IT! WILL LISTEN TO IT OVER AND OVER AGAIN!!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Girl Who Came Home to be better than the print version?

    YES!! The narrators were excellent! This was very well done to listen too! Loved it!


    What other book might you compare The Girl Who Came Home to and why?

    Unfortunately, I haven't read any other books to compare it to.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There wasn't one scene was my favorite, the entire story was very well written and had me in every scene. From the beginning to the end, I don't want to give anything way, you won't be disappointed.


    If you could take any character from The Girl Who Came Home out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Maggie and Peggy, I would loved to learn more about their lives after the Titanic.


    Any additional comments?

    For those of you that love romance stories, in my opinion this was the best story! It puts you in the mind set on "what if" and it's a nice reminder never take life for granted. This will be a great movie, especially during the Holidays!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Secret: Highlands' Lairds, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Julie Garwood
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1138)
    Performance
    (1034)
    Story
    (1041)

    Judith Hampton was as beautiful as she was proud and loyal. Her dear Scottish friend from childhood was about to give birth, and Judith had promised to be at her side. But there was another reason for the journey from her bleak English home to the Highlands: to meet the father she had never known, the Laird Maclean. Nothing prepared her, however, for the sight of the Scottish barbarian who was to escort her into his land...Iain Maitland, laird of his clan, a man more powerfully compelling than any she had ever encountered.

    CAROLYN says: "MEDIEVAL HIGHLAND ROMANCE AT IT'S BEST"
    "Brilliant!! I love Julie Garwood Stories"
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    Would you listen to The Secret again? Why?

    Yes!!! I love the story line, they characters as so funny and entertaining


    What other book might you compare The Secret to and why?

    The Bride by Julie Garwood. Scottish gets an English women and their dealing with their differences.


    Have you listened to any of Susan Duerden’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes. Susan is amazing!!


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

    Laughed so much - there are too many parts. It's a must read.


    Any additional comments?

    I wished they can make a movie out of this book. Or a TV series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Book of Life: All Souls, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Deborah Harkness
    • Narrated By Jennifer Ikeda
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2943)
    Performance
    (2755)
    Story
    (2746)

    After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Deborah Harkness's enchanting series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew's ancestral home at Sept-Tours, they reunite with the cast of characters from A Discovery of Witches - with one significant exception. But the real threat to their future has yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on even more urgency.

    Loren says: "too many loose threads in this weaving"
    "Brilliant!! Way to End the Trilogy!!"
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    If you could sum up The Book of Life in three words, what would they be?

    Entertaining - Funny - Thrilling


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved how the story line was in details, you can vision in your mind on each scene in every chapter. I wished the ending should have been more in details, to be consistent with the rest of the story line - I felt it was rushed.


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

    Jennifer did an amazing job as always, she capture every character in each story.


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

    Yes, there were several parts. Emily's death, Matthews torture (I felt the pain) and when Diana stood up to the congregation.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Love Letters: A Rose Harbor Novel, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Debbie Macomber
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (80)
    Performance
    (72)
    Story
    (71)

    In this enchanting novel set at Cedar Cove's cozy Rose Harbor Inn, number-one New York Times best-selling author Debbie Macomber celebrates the power of love - and a well-timed love letter - to inspire hope and mend a broken heart.

    Frances says: "I love this Series!!!"
    "I love this Series!!!"
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    Where does Love Letters rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 5!!!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love how she captures everyone emotions and feelings in each character, to make you understand both sides of the story.


    What about Lorelei King’s performance did you like?

    She always does a great job!!


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

    Yes, it was perfect


    Any additional comments?

    I'm so excited, it looks as though Hallmark TV will hosting these series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Wedding: The Lairds' Brides, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Julie Garwood
    • Narrated By Heather Wilds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (504)
    Performance
    (468)
    Story
    (466)

    New York Times bestselling author Julie Garwood has captured the hearts of millions of listeners worldwide with timeless tales of love and soaring adventure. Now, returning to the enchanting world of her classic love story “The Bride,” she brings to glorious life the passion, intrigue, and rivalry of medieval Scotland....

    jujubug58 says: "Incredible Narrrator"
    "Funny!!! Romance!!! Entertaining!!!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, very entertaining!!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Brenna, her stubborniness drove Connor crazy!!


    Which character – as performed by Heather Wilds – was your favorite?

    Heather did an amazing job on ALL characters!! Very passionate narrator.


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

    I always laugh in Julie's stories.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Bride

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Julie Garwood
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2068)
    Performance
    (1311)
    Story
    (1322)

    By edict of the king, the mighty Scottish laird Alec Kincaid must take an English bride. His choice was Jamie the feisty youngest daughter of Baron Jamison. Alec ached to touch her, to tame her, to possess her forever. But Jamie vowed never to surrender to this highland barbarian. Though his kisses fired her blood, shadowed secrets from Alec's past threatened Jamie's happiness. She brazenly resisted him - until one rapturous moment quelled their clash of wills.

    XYZPDQ says: "Early works released in MP3 at last!!"
    "Funny!!! Romance!!! Entertaining!!!"
    Overall
    Performance
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    If you could sum up The Bride in three words, what would they be?

    The sex scene were exotic!!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Bride?

    The tender side of Eric


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

    Rosalyn did a good job in narrating this story. He capture my attention in the story telling.


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

    Yes, it was perfect.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The King of Threadneedle Street: Rougemont, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Moriah Densley
    • Narrated By Heather Wilds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (38)

    He owns three shipping companies, a diamond mine, and his own castle. He knows Portuguese, Hindi, Mandarin, and Morse code. His assets net thirteen million. Everyone thinks Andrew Tilmore, Lord Preston, the financial prodigy dubbed "The King of Threadneedle Street," has it all, but he wants the one prize money can't buy: His childhood sweetheart. Alysia Villier can't say if it's worse having Andrew's father in control of her inheritance or Andrew in control of her heart.

    Frances says: "Loved it!"
    "Loved it!"
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    What made the experience of listening to The King of Threadneedle Street the most enjoyable?

    It had a beginning and ending. No cliffhanger


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Alysia drove me crazy at times. But, at the end it all worked out.

    I loved Andrew's grandmother, she was great, no can mess with her. No-scene type of women.


    What about Heather Wilds’s performance did you like?

    Heather did an amazing job!


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

    The entire book was entertaining.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Gift

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Julie Garwood
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (344)
    Performance
    (320)
    Story
    (314)

    The New York Times best-selling author of Ransom weaves the delightful, sensual story of two lovers destined for high adventure and blissful rapture! A child bride, Sara Winchester had grown into a winsome beauty, joyfully anticipating the day when her husband Nathan, Marquess of St. James, would return to claim her heart at last. Nathan had never bared his soul to any woman, but he was soon utterly beguiled and exasperated by Sara’s sweet, defiant ways. With their future at stake, they would discover the true destiny of their passion... for all time!

    CAROLYN says: "A RIOTOUS REGENCY ADVENTURE ON THE HIGH SEAS"
    "Very Entertaining!!!"
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    If you could sum up The Gift in three words, what would they be?

    Funny! Entertaining! Exciting!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sara was so cute! I loved her character. Nate was good too! A totally a manly man!


    Have you listened to any of Susan Duerden’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes - Loved it!


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

    The same. It would be a good movie


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Elite

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Kiera Cass
    • Narrated By Amy Rubinate
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1074)
    Performance
    (968)
    Story
    (972)

    The selection began with 35 girls. Now, with the group narrowed down to the Elite, the competition to win Prince Maxon's love is fiercer than ever. The closer America gets to the crown, the more she struggles to figure out where her heart truly lies. Each moment she spends with Maxon is like a fairy tale, filled with breathless, glittering romance. But whenever she sees her first love, Aspen, standing guard, she's swept up in longing for the life they'd planned to share.

    Katheryne says: "This fan girl enjoyed it...love triangles and all!"
    "Fantastic!!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Elite to be better than the print version?

    Yes, Amy does an amazing job. I just had to closed eyes and pretend I was there.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I didn't have one, it was all good.


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

    Yes, the scene where America caught the Prince making out with another girl. My stomach dropped.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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