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Kim

Racine, WI, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • 27 reviews
  • 360 ratings
  • 906 titles in library
  • 114 purchased in 2014
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  • Catch of the Day

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Kristan Higgins
    • Narrated By Xe Sands
    Overall
    (311)
    Performance
    (282)
    Story
    (282)

    Maggie Beaumont's luck is about to change. Sure, she's known for her bad romantic choices-her former boyfriend broke up with her by bringing his new girlfriend home for a visit. And then there was the crush she had on a gorgeous young Irishman, who turned out to be Father Tim, the parish's new priest. But romantic salvation has arrived in the form of handsome, if surly, fisherman Malone. It turns out there's a heart of gold underneath his barnacle-clad exterior. Will this catch of the day turn into the dish of a lifetime?

    Kristin says: "Really great!!"
    "I laughed, I Cried"
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    I loved this book, so much that I will probably listen to it again. The narrator was perfect she is what made this book so funny. I laughed out loud a few times and yes there was a part I cried. Good story line and the characters were so real and I liked them all. I highly reccomend this book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Bet

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Rachel Van Dyken
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (32)

    "I have a proposition for you." Kacey should have run the minute those words left Seattle millionaire Jake Titus's mouth. It's been years since Kacey's seen her childhood friend Jake, but the minute Jake mentions his ill grandmother, Kacey is ready to do anything for the sweet old woman. And if that means pretending they're engaged for her sake - so be it.

    Kim says: "Disappointing"
    "Disappointing"
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    This book really got on my nerves. I kept listening, hoping things would get better but they didn't. The main characters were in their 20's and acted like children. The banter back and forth was funny sometimes but in the most part irritating. The misunderstanding between the male and female characters was just ridiculous. The only good thing I can say is Tanya Eby was narrating and she is a favorite of mine. Not credit worthy in my opinion.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sweet Dreams

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Kristen Ashley
    • Narrated By Emma Taylor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (490)
    Performance
    (455)
    Story
    (460)

    When the rough-around-the-edges Tate meets the high-class Lauren, he thinks she won't fit in at Bubba's. Yet there's more to Lauren than meets the eye, and Tate soon sets his mind on claiming her as his own. Before long, the desire burning between them is heating up the cold mountain air. But when violence strikes the town, Tate must reveal a dark secret to Lauren - one that may put an end to their sweet dreams.

    Traci Graves says: "Pretty good"
    "Tate, Babe, Ace, Captain..."
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    I loved the story, and the characters. I kind of had the hots on Tate too. But over and over, Tate, Babe, Tate, Babe. No one would listen to anyone and the incessant pet names drove me a bit crazy. We had many names really, Ace, Babe, Honey, Captain! 25 hours worth (I did listen to all of it though). I think if we cut out all the nonsense and shortened it - it'd be the perfect book. Humor, love, lots of great characters, sex and a little bit of mystery. Needless to say I just downloaded another Kristen Ashley book so I hope this is different.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Bet Me

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Jennifer Crusie
    • Narrated By Deanna Hurst
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1387)
    Performance
    (744)
    Story
    (760)

    Min Dobbs knows that happily-ever-after is a fairy tale, especially with a man who asked her to dinner to win a bet. Cal Morrisey knows commitment is impossible, especially with a woman as cranky as Min Dobbs. When they say good-bye at the end of their evening, they cut their losses and agree never to see each other again. But Fate has other plans.

    Amazon Customer says: "Another win!"
    "Romance Comedy"
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    Bet Me is a standalone novel from author Jennifer Crusie and I loved it! I read this book years ago and I had forgotten how cute it was. Audible had it in one of the buy one/get one sales, so I got it. I liked it so much better in the audio version. Ms. Hurst did a wonderful job narrating. I loved all the characters especially Min, she was a funny, mouthy woman who had some serious self esteem issues until Cal finally convinced her she was beautiful. The banter that goes on between them is so witty and endearing! I actually laughed out loud a few times. If you are in the mood for a light, funny and entertaining listen, I recommend Bet Me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Return to Promise

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Debbie Macomber
    • Narrated By Harlequin Enterprises, Ltd.
    Overall
    (90)
    Performance
    (61)
    Story
    (63)

    The town of Promise, Texas, is a good place to live, to raise a family, to spend the rest of your days with the person you love. Cal Patterson and his wife, Jane, also known as Dr. Texas, certainly think so. The last thing they expect is a threat to their marriage. But in September, disagreements begin to escalate, with the "help" of an attractive young woman who's got her eye on Cal.

    Kim says: "Second Time Around"
    "Second Time Around"
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    I bought this book years ago, and thought I'd listen to it again. I enjoyed it just as much as the first time. I love Debbie Macomber's books. I haven't found one I didn't like. This story is so real. I love all the people in Promise, Texas and thank Ms. Macomber for creating such wonderful people to read about. Jane is a Dr. who gave up her practice to raise her family. Cal is a proud down to earth cowboy. The difficulties in Cal and Jane's marriage are definitely believable; they come from small frustrations and careless moments, as marital problems so often do in life. I found myself siding with Jane, of course, but I can see how an argument get so out of hand that one feels like there is no turning back, and what it takes to be the one to start the communication going. This is real life with a happy ending!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mind Tryst

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Robyn Carr
    • Narrated By Christina Traister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (257)
    Performance
    (216)
    Story
    (221)

    Still reeling from her young son's death, Jackie Sheppard retreats to a small town in the Colorado Rockies. Comforted that no one knows of her tragic past, she's thrilled to take a job at a family law firm, where she meets Tom, the local carpenter. Jackie's distrust of others hinders their relationship, but they slowly build a budding romance. However, as she begins to settle into her new life, disturbing things start happening to Jackie...

    Kim says: "Not Your Normal Robyn Carr Book!"
    "Not Your Normal Robyn Carr Book!"
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    I love all of Robyn Carr's books, she is one of my favorite authors. Let me say this is not a Virgin River novel! This is a sit on the edge of your seat thriller and kept you guessing until the end. I couldn't turn it off and listened until the wee hours of the night. From what I understand, this is an older book but there is no hint of that the story is very timely. The characters were very real and the narration was right on. Well worth a credit!

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Sea Glass Island: Ocean Breeze, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Sherryl Woods
    • Narrated By Shannon McManus
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (54)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (48)

    With her two younger sisters heading for the altar, will Samantha Castle exchange old dreams for new ones? Lately she'd rather be on the North Carolina coast with family than in New York with agents and actors. Though she vows not to let her teenage crush on Ethan Cole influence her decision, it’s hard to ignore her feelings for the local war hero. Ethan lost more than his leg in Afghanistan. He lost his belief in love.

    Kim says: "Same O' Same O'"
    "Same O' Same O'"
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    I am so tired of a meddling family/town pushing two people together, they fight it and well, you know the ending. I liked the characters real well and Ms McMannus did a good job of narration, but sorry, I need more.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Nineteen Minutes

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Jodi Picoult
    • Narrated By Carol Monda
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2286)
    Performance
    (897)
    Story
    (916)

    Jodi Picoult delivers the riveting tale of one small town's entanglement with high-school violence.

    New York Superior Court Judge Alex Cormier is assigned to preside over the case of the alleged Sterling High School shooter. Lawyer Jordan McAffee represents Peter, the boy who, on the day of the shooting, was found in the corner of the gymnasium holding a gun to his head with a shaky hand. Detective Patrick DuCharme has one star witness, but her story keeps changing. And then there's the biggest problem of all: the star witness happens to be Judge Cormier's daughter.

    Suze says: "Mesmerizing"
    "Jodi Picoult at her best"
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    As always Jodi Picoult deals with real contemporary moral issues. This one tells the story of bullying and its effects on the givers and receivers. It was painful for me to read because it is so true. Excellent character development of typical teen life in all its wonder and ugliness. I would highly recommend it to all ages. Would be a good discussion opportunity if read by parents and their children.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Crystal Cove: Friday Harbor, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Lisa Kleypas
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (115)
    Performance
    (105)
    Story
    (106)

    Justine Hoffman has made a comfortable life for herself on the island of Friday Harbor. She is the proprietor of a successful boutique hotel, and she has the safe, predictable life she has always wanted. Growing up with her flighty, nomadic mother, Marigold, has instilled in her a deep longing for stability. But in spite of everything Justine has achieved, there is still something missing. Love. And after years of waiting and dreaming, she is willing to do whatever it takes to change her destiny.

    Kellie says: "Will the Real Lisa Kleypas Please Stand Up"
    "Not the Best"
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    I love this author, I have always ;pved this author. She has penned some of my very favorite books but this one was a disappointment. It could be that I'm not a fan of paranormal writing. Witches, spells, missing souls and coverns are not what I expect in a romance novel. There were some bondage elements in this story that I did not expect or enjoy. Everyone want to get on the 50 shades bandwagon. I haven't given up Lisa's books but will read more reviews before I buy.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • A Gentle Rain

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Deborah Smith
    • Narrated By Suzy Harbulak
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (162)
    Performance
    (141)
    Story
    (140)

    A Connecticut heiress learns she's adopted and travels to northern Florida "cracker" cattle ranch to find her birth parents. There she also finds unexpected romance with the ranch's owner.

    ~~ DARA ~~ says: "Extremely Touching!"
    "I'm glad I hung in there"
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    The book started out so slow and confusing with all the people in this story, I thought I may have wasted a credit. I kept listening and I am so glad I did. I really liked the charachters and I do mean charachters. Kara found out she was adioted and set out to find her birth parents. What she found was clearly unexpected. The story was sometimes sad, sweet and sometimes funny and it left me with a good happily ever after feeling.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The 7th Month: A Detective D. D. Warren Story

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 47 mins)
    • By Lisa Gardner
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    Overall
    (2481)
    Performance
    (2092)
    Story
    (2099)

    In Lisa Gardner’s first-ever short story following thirteen bestselling novels, The 7th Month takes listeners between the books and into a day in the life of Boston Detective D. D. Warren. In her seventh month of pregnancy, D.D. should be taking it easy. Instead, she accepts a small consulting role on the set of a serial killer film shooting in Boston.

    Kristi Richardson says: "A great short detective mystery!"
    "Good Short Story"
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    This was a great short listen. I wish it had gone on longer . I love Detective D.D. and loved the ending. Thanks Audible!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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