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Sandra

HOUSTON, TX, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • The Inn at Rose Harbor: A Rose Harbor Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Debbie Macomber
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (474)
    Performance
    (399)
    Story
    (404)

    Jo Marie Rose first arrives in Cedar Cove seeking a sense of peace and a fresh start. She purchases a local bed-and-breakfast - the newly christened Rose Harbor Inn - ready to begin her life anew. Yet the inn holds more surprises than Jo Marie can imagine. Her first guest is Joshua Weaver, who has come home to care for his ailing stepfather. The two have never seen eye to eye, and Joshua has little hope that they can reconcile. But a long-lost acquaintance from Joshua's high school days proves to him that forgiveness is never out of reach and love can bloom even where it's least expected.

    Cara says: "Wish I Hadn't"
    "Excellent! Well worth my credits!!"
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    Would you listen to The Inn at Rose Harbor again? Why?

    It's a beautiful story, very well narrated.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It's like three stories in one, as a bonus, we get to visit with some characters from the wonderful Cedar Cove series.


    What about Lorelei King’s performance did you like?

    She brings to life the story and characters.


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

    Yes, I felt the sadness, happiness and hope of the people in it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Whiskey Beach

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1325)
    Performance
    (1152)
    Story
    (1156)

    For more than 300 years, Bluff House has sat above Whiskey Beach, guarding its shore - and its secrets. But to Eli Landon, it’s home.… A Boston lawyer, Eli has weathered an intense year of public scrutiny and police investigations after being accused of - but never arrested for - the murder of his soon-to-be-ex wife. He finds sanctuary at Bluff House, even though his beloved grandmother is in Boston recuperating from a nasty fall. Abra Walsh is always there, though.

    Kim Venatries says: "Not So Good"
    "Disappointing"
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    What disappointed you about Whiskey Beach?

    I just couldn't finish it. It may be a good story, I don't know. I just couldn't listen another minute because of the narration.


    Has Whiskey Beach turned you off from other books in this genre?

    I love Nora Roberts, but I couldn't stand the narrator's performance.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Peter Berkrot’s performances?

    No


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I was sorry I spent a credit on it. I feel I was misled into thinking this would be a good buy.


    Any additional comments?

    Please choose your narrators better, maybe Mr. Berkrot would be better in another genre.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beautiful Disaster

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Jamie McGuire
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1306)
    Performance
    (1198)
    Story
    (1218)

    The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate number of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance from the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University's Walking One-Night Stand. Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby needs—and wants—to avoid.

    Guiselle says: "5 things you should know before buying this book"
    "Wonderfully surprised by author and narrator."
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    What did you love best about Beautiful Disaster?

    I know this book is full of disfunctional characters, but so is life, and it's OK in my book! I loved their journeys, their coming together, apart, their need for each other and their growth. This book is in my "Favorites" list and I'm sure I'll listen to it again.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Beautiful Disaster?

    Hard to pick only one, but off the top of my head, the way Travis nicknames Abby, and he calls her that throughout the book


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Again, so many! But today, I'd say the poker game.


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

    Laugh, yes, a lot. Also cry, but it was overall a very sweet book


    Any additional comments?

    This book was surprising to me. I'm happy I found an author I want to follow and I simpy LOVED the narration. Emma Galvin dis a fantastic job and I want to hear her work again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Witness

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7605)
    Performance
    (6624)
    Story
    (6615)

    Daughter of a cold, controlling mother and an anonymous donor, studious, obedient Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking too much at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever. Twelve years later, the woman now known as Abigail Lowery lives alone on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she works at home designing sophisticated security systems.

    Amazon Customer says: "A great book"
    "Yes, definitely worth the credit!"
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    Would you listen to The Witness again? Why?

    Certainly! It's beautifully written, full of suspense, great, lovable characters.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved all the protagonists, Abbigail, Brooks, Bert. But I especially liked Brooks mom, Sunny, she is a great hippy mom, she's loving, artistic and yet, no-nonsense.


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

    I love her clear voice and she has the ability of giving each character his/her own style, pitch and accents that make it easy to tell them apart. This is a narrator I will continue to follow. Whoever picked her did a great job and I like that she is refining her voice and she picks good books to work with.


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

    Yes, but that's never good for me since I tend to rush through it. I listened to it a second time before I went to my next book and it was much more pleasurable because it is so well written.


    Any additional comments?

    I have a big library, yet this is one of my favorite books. I'm sure I'll listen to it again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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