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Rachel

Bismarck, ND, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Fat Tuesday

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Sandra Brown
    • Narrated By Jack Garrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (229)
    Performance
    (192)
    Story
    (191)

    A cop with nothing left to lose, Burke Basile is out to get revenge. Corrupt lawyer Pinkie Duvall has cost him his best friend’s life and his job. Kidnapping Pinkie Duvall’s trophy wife seems the perfect way to get even. There’s just one problem. He doesn’t foresee the electric attraction he’ll feel for this lonely, desperate woman from New Orleans. Sandra Brown’s flair for concocting just the right blend of passion and mystery has made her one of America’s most popular writers.

    bluebelle says: "More of a Mystery than a Romance"
    "Thrilling Read"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Fat Tuesday to be better than the print version?

    The voices of the characters help you create an image of them, better than reading alone would.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Fat Tuesday?

    The most memorable was the ending, it had a twist I had not seen comming, it scared me.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite scene was when to escape he had to punch his friend in the bait shop, it was very funny.


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

    The book mad me laugh a lot, I did not cry, but I did get very upset and nervous when I wasn't sure what was going to happen.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Confessions

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Sasha Campbell
    • Narrated By Jennifer Kidwell, Simi Howe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (96)
    Performance
    (84)
    Story
    (83)

    Sasha Campbell’s sizzling debut follows Nikki Truth, a radio talk show host who has no trouble dishing out relationship advice on the air, yet can’t seem to follow that advice in her own life. With Nikki’s marriage on the rocks and her husband overseas, her best friend Trinette urges her to seek happiness elsewhere. But once Nikki realizes she’s not ready to move on, she may have already lost her husband for good.

    ann coleman says: "Nice Surprise!!"
    "TERRIBLE!!!!!"
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    Would you try another book from Sasha Campbell and/or Jennifer Kidwell and Simi Howe ?

    No this was awful.


    Has Confessions turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, I love Nora Roberts, Sandra Brown, and Danielle Steele; This was nothing like those. It was all about what car this woman drove, and what brands of clothing she had on. It wasn't about romance it was about status. The language was all slang and left something to be desired. There is a quote :I walk around like my shit don't stink, because it don't." It was ridiculous.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jennifer Kidwell and Simi Howe ?

    No one, because no one should ever have to listen to this book.


    What character would you cut from Confessions?

    All of them.


    Any additional comments?

    Not worth the money.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sweet Talk: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Julie Garwood
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (408)
    Performance
    (374)
    Story
    (372)

    When FBI agent Grayson Kincaid first encounters Olivia MacKenzie, she makes quite an impression. The beautiful, tough young attorney has stumbled into the middle of an FBI sting operation and reduced it to chaos. Months of surveillance and careful planning down the drain, Kincaid’s partner is furious and lets Olivia know that she’s ticked off the wrong guy. After all, he’s FBI. But Olivia isn’t intimidated by his partner’s bullying because she’s something even scarier...she’s IRS.

    J. Gilbert says: "Good story but annoying narrator"
    "Entertaining"
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    Where does Sweet Talk: A Novel rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Good enough to buy, but not good enough to be at the top of my favorites, or in my favorites.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The relationship seemed very realistic, the plot not so much but the relationship could have been real.


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

    Yes it kept me on the edge I couldn't figure out the ending way before it happened, which is unusual for me.


    Any additional comments?

    worth it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Grave Peril: The Dresden Files, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6313)
    Performance
    (4559)
    Story
    (4556)

    Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden has had a rough couple of weeks. As the only openly practicing professional wizard in the Chicago area, he has squared off against a multitude of supernatural bad guys. Harry has won the day against demons, poltergeists, sorcerers, trolls, vampires, werewolves, and even an evil faerie godmother. You might think nothing could spook him. You would be wrong.

    Lakejewel says: "Spike makes good"
    "Same plot, but new details keep you interested."
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    What made the experience of listening to Grave Peril the most enjoyable?

    The narration.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes, He always has a back up plan and when he didn't someone else did. It did get a little old though. The part that bothered me is it kept saying this was the worst situation, I had no way out, about every scene.


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

    His voice inflection give the characters a more realistic life.


    Any additional comments?

    Worth a listen

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Along Came a Spider

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By James Patterson
    • Narrated By Charles Turner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1238)
    Performance
    (675)
    Story
    (690)

    Along Came a Spider first introduced Alex Cross, the brilliant homicide detective. When the daughter of a Hollywood actress and the son of the Secretary of the Treasury are kidnapped, Cross and the Secret Service are pitted against Gary Soneji, a murderous serial kidnapper who wants to commit the crime of the century.

    Robert Randell says: "Extremely disappointing"
    "Keeps you on your toes"
    Overall
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    Story
    What did you love best about Along Came a Spider?

    The character development was excellent. You grew to love them as the minutes passed


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Along Came a Spider?

    The twist at the end of who died.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The parts where Alex snapped, it was good to hear him defend the truth.


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

    Yes, and I did on a long drive.


    Any additional comments?

    Worth a listen, and a second.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Perfect Hope: Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1670)
    Performance
    (1472)
    Story
    (1484)

    Ryder is the hardest Montgomery brother to figure out - with a tough-as-nails outside and possibly nothing too soft underneath. He’s surly and unsociable, but when he straps on a tool belt, no woman can resist his sexy swagger. Except, apparently, Hope Beaumont, the innkeeper of his own Inn BoonsBoro.... As the former manager of a D.C. hotel, Hope is used to excitement and glamour, but that doesn’t mean she can’t appreciate the joys of small-town living. She’s where she wants to be - except for in her love life....

    tgp157 says: "Great End to a Delightful Series"
    "Great listen, excellent character development"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Perfect Hope the most enjoyable?

    The character development, everything they did was something you would expect from their personalities, great story line as well.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Hope, she was realistic, charing, and you could relate to what she was feeling very well.


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

    No


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

    Love happens, even when it's unwanted


    Any additional comments?

    Great listen, I would recommend to friends and family.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • First Lord's Fury: Codex Alera, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2586)
    Performance
    (1627)
    Story
    (1626)

    For years he has endured the endless trials and triumphs of a man whose skill and power could not be restrained. Battling ancient enemies, forging new alliances, and confronting the corruption within his own land, Gaius Octavian became a legendary man of war - and the rightful First Lord of Alera. But now, the savage Vord are on the march, and Gaius must lead his legions to the Calderon Valley to stand against them - using all of his intelligence, ingenuity, and furycraft to save their world from eternal darkness.

    Jason says: "Excellent conclusion"
    "Amazing Ending"
    Overall
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    Where does First Lord's Fury rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This series has been great everything I look for in a book. it starts off small and the character development, and details build and build and then exlpode in this amazing last book. These books are so long it took me about 2 months to get throught them, but when I did I was depressed and just wanted more.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The ending, it was realistic, it all seems possible. The ending tied everything thing you had wondered about in.


    Which character – as performed by Kate Reading – was your favorite?

    Kitai not sure how to spell it, but she pushes Tavi to be his fullest while emboding a mischevious female.


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

    Judgment day is upon us


    Any additional comments?

    Great read ahem "listen" totally recommend.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Angels Fall

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
    Overall
    (309)
    Performance
    (217)
    Story
    (220)

    Enjoying the view from the mountain she has just climbed, Reece Gilmore sees a woman being attacked. But when authorities comb the area, they find nothing - no signs of struggle. No freshly turned earth. Not even a tire track. No one in town seems to believe Reece, except Brody, a gruff loner.

    Lia says: "Classic Nora Roberts"
    "Heartwrenching"
    Overall
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    Would you listen to Angels Fall again? Why?

    Yes, but not for at least a year. It is so detailed, you feel in the story, and he story line is genius.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Angels Fall?

    When She barrels into the jewerly store to confront the sheffif's wife about her necklace, because you're not quite sure what is happening, but you know she figured everything out.


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

    no, but she did a great job in this book, she made each character sound different and they're own.


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

    When she got mad at almost every one in town, because it made me think...Hmm is that how I act when I'm upset?


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sanctuary

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (395)
    Performance
    (252)
    Story
    (253)

    Jo Ellen Hathaway thought she had escaped the house long ago. It was where she spent her loneliest years, after her family was shattered by the sudden, unexplained disappearance of her mother.

    But now, the sprawling resort off the coast of Georgia haunts her dreams. Even more haunting are the pictures that someone is sending her - strange close-ups, candid shots, and finally, the most shocking and heartbreaking portrait of all: a photograph of her long-lost mother. . . naked, beautiful, and dead.

    Lajuan says: "Intriguing"
    "Keeps your interest"
    Overall
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    If you could sum up Sanctuary in three words, what would they be?

    Dark Mental Killer


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Sanctuary?

    One of the ost memorable moments was when Lexi went out in the ocean to "tempt" giff.


    Which character – as performed by Sandra Burr – was your favorite?

    My favorite character was Lexi, because she was so sure of her self and sassy and would sometimes suprise you, even though you knew she has guts.


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

    A picture is worth 1000 lives


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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