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ChicklitChick

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  • Sins of a Wicked Duke

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Sophie Jordan
    • Narrated By Emily Gray
    Overall
    (153)
    Performance
    (138)
    Story
    (139)

    One would think the last place a beauty like Fallon O'Rourke could keep her virtue was in the Mayfair mansion of London's most licentious duke, the notorious Dominic Hale. Yet Fallon - who's endured nothing but lecherous advances since her father's tragic death - is perfectly safe there...disguised as a footman! Beneath the notice of the dark-haired devil with his smoldering blue eyes and sinful smile, Fallon never imagines her secret will be discovered. But how long can her deception last?

    CAROLYN says: "Good enough story and a good narrator"
    "Loved it"
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    Where does Sins of a Wicked Duke rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book ranks fairly high - it had a couple of really good things going for it... a fantastic narrator (very well spoken, lots of variety of voices, no weird sniffs or smacking sounds), a great story line (I like girl-hides-in-plain-sight-as-boy kinds of stories), and it was on a BOGO sale (I bought it with Jennifer Cruisie's delightful and quirky "Getting Rid of Bradley"). It was a lucky find!


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Nothing More to Lose: Hidden Cove Series, Volume 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Kathryn Shay
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    Ian Woodward, one of the firefighter heroes of the 9/11 terrorist attack, lost the use of his legs on that horrific day. When Ian starts teaching at the Hidden Cove Fire Academy, he finds meaning in his life again. But he vows never to accept the love of beautiful Broadway star Lisel Loring. Disgraced cop, Rick Ruscio does community service at a local preschool, where he meets teacher Faith McPherson, that completely turns his life upside down. Both men must deal with their issues and accept the strong women who love them.

    ChicklitChick says: "Needs more action"
    "Needs more action"
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    If you could sum up Nothing More to Lose in three words, what would they be?

    Relationships not Action.


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

    Kathryn Shay has done some stellar work and research studying firefighters and police officers... This is well written, but the focus is on relationships more than action. I like relationships, but this needed a little more action.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Top Secret Twenty-One: A Stephanie Plum Novel, Book 21

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Janet Evanovich
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    Overall
    (956)
    Performance
    (862)
    Story
    (865)

    Trenton, New Jersey’s favorite used-car dealer, Jimmy Poletti, was caught selling a lot more than used cars out of his dealerships. Now he’s out on bail and has missed his date in court, and bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is looking to bring him in. Leads are quickly turning into dead ends, and all too frequently into dead bodies. Even Joe Morelli, the city’s hottest cop, is struggling to find a clue to the suspected killer’s whereabouts. These are desperate times, and they call for desperate measures.

    G. House Sr. says: "Stagnant Stephanie - Plodding Plot - Not great"
    "Stephanie of old is back"
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    Which scene was your favorite?

    Grandma Mazur knocking things off of her bucket list. Especially the last (and best) one.


    Any additional comments?

    I liked this one a lot. The last couple of novels have been fine, but this one kept me listening and engaged. Steph was funny, spunky and fun... and there were some great Cupcake and Babe moments. I enjoyed this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Negotiator: The O'Malley Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Dee Henderson
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (422)
    Performance
    (279)
    Story
    (282)

    Best-selling author Dee Henderson's acclaimed novels are an irresistible blend of suspense, romance and spirituality. More than a million copies of Henderson's books are in print, and she has won many prizes, including the Christy, the RITA and the National Reader's Choice Award. FBI special agent Dave Richman loves hostage negotiator Kate O'Malley. But keeping her safe is another matter entirely, one that requires deep trust in God.

    Teresia says: "The O'Malley Clan - one at a time"
    "I wanted to like it"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    It depends...if they like "inspirational" novels, then sure. I didn't see the indicators that should have alerted me to the fact that this story is very, very preachy. The non-religious bits were VERY good. Dee Henderson's characters are credible in their roles as police officers. The religious bits were jarring ... they didn't seem to fit the rest of the story.


    Any additional comments?

    The listing in Audible didn't clearly identify this book as Christian or Religious fiction. I wish I had known. I'm not sure I'd have bought it. I don't think I'll buy any other books by Dee Henderson.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • STRIPPED

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By H.M. Ward
    • Narrated By Erin Mallon, Sebastian Fields
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (113)
    Performance
    (106)
    Story
    (106)

    There are some relationships that destroy your faith in people. They make you jaded and hard, irrevocably changing you forever. I wish I could say that I hate her, I wish I could walk away and never look back, but I can't. The woman who stole my heart and crushed it in her hand disappeared from my life 3 years ago. So when I see her at a bachelor party, half naked, rolling around on the floor with another stripper, I'm shocked. I have to know what cracked Cassie Hale's picture perfect world that landed her in this hellhole, and I hope that I'm not so bitter that I can't help her escape.

    Jordy says: "sexy man whore + beautiful virgin= LOVE"
    "To be continued? Really?"
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    What disappointed you about STRIPPED?

    The story is only 2/3 complete! I really was enjoying it - but when it finished I looked to see if I'd downloaded the next section. It seems that this author releases short bits of novels for around $5 each. (My math says that we get them at a rate of around $2.50 per listening hour - when you can get another series with longer books for credits for around $1.20 per listening hour). Yeesh. I'm disappointed and no longer interested.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Newcomer: Thunder Point, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Robyn Carr
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (458)
    Performance
    (424)
    Story
    (420)

    Single dad and Thunder Point's deputy sheriff "Mac" McCain has worked hard to keep his town safe and his daughter happy. Now he's found his own happiness with Gina James. The longtime friends have always shared the challenges and rewards of raising their adolescent daughters. With an unexpected romance growing between them, they're feeling like teenagers themselves - suddenly they can't get enough of each other. And just when things are really taking off, their lives are suddenly thrown into chaos. When Mac's long-lost ex-wife shows up in town, drama takes on a whole new meaning.

    Liza-Maree says: "Fan of Robyn Carr"
    "Good story - but Title and Description is wrong"
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    Any additional comments?

    While the title and description describes a newcomer, we didn't see her till near the end. And I was never afraid that the newcomer would get the guy. Not. Even. For. A. Second. This is really the continuing story of the already established couples of Thunder Point. We see Cooper and Sarah, and Mac and Gina to great effect. The real stand out was Ashley's story. Her heartbreak and now she and her mom handled it was a real eye opener about the consequences of social media and dating. I loved the story. But the description was incorrect.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hot on Her Heels: Lone Star Sisters, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Susan Mallery
    • Narrated By Natalie Ross
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (261)
    Performance
    (132)
    Story
    (138)

    Dana Birch vowed never to put herself at the mercy of a powerful man. She became a deputy so that she could take care of herself, and protect those she loved. Especially her best friends, the Titan sisters. Twenty years ago, Garth Duncan swore revenge on Jed Titan for abandoning Garth and his mother. Now he's back to fulfill that promise, even if Jed's daughters get caught in the crosshairs. All that stands between him and his goal is Dana, her gun, and a growing passion that can't be denied.

    Judy says: "Finally!"
    "Good story - But..."
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    What does Natalie Ross bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I would have preferred to stick with Julie Francis for continuity of the series, but I don't mind Natalie Ross like others do.

    I do have an issue though with the sound levels. Whether it is Ms. Ross' interpretation of male voices (they go too low for the microphone?) vs. female (they're loud) or the sound engineer not adapting for it, there are times when I have to turn up the volume to hear it. The audio is too loud in some places, and too quiet in others. Rather like watching a tv show that switches to too loud commercials. Unfortunate.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Spying in High Heels

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Gemma Halliday
    • Narrated By Caroline Shaffer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (340)
    Performance
    (303)
    Story
    (305)

    L.A. shoe designer, Maddie Springer, lives her life by three rules: Fashion. Fashion. Fashion. But when she stumbles upon the work of a brutal killer, her life takes an unexpected turn from Manolos to murder. And things only get worse when her boyfriend disappears - along with $20 million in embezzled funds - and her every move is suddenly under scrutiny by the LAPD's sexiest cop. With the help of her post-menopausal bridezilla of a mother, a 300-pound psychic and one seriously oversexed best friend, Maddie finds herself stepping out of her stilettos and onto the trail of a murderer. But can she catch a killer before the killer catches up to her?

    Annette says: "Very fun listen"
    "It was fine..."
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    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


    Any additional comments?

    The story was fine. I wasn't blown away by it, but it was a good light summer read. If I could speak to the author, I'd ask why she felt it necessary to tell us every road number Maddie drove on. She did a lot of driving and it was distracting to be told the street and highway numbers.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • And One Last Thing...

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2752)
    Performance
    (2110)
    Story
    (2106)

    Lacey Terwilliger's shock and humiliation over her husband's philandering prompt her to add some bonus material to Mike's company newsletter: stunning Technicolor descriptions of the special brand of "administrative support" his receptionist gives him. The detailed mass e-mail to Mike's family, friends, and clients blows up in her face, and before one can say "instant urban legend", Lacey has become the pariah of her small Kentucky town and a media punch line....

    Ducky says: "For me this was such a HOOT!!!"
    "Enjoyable listen"
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    What did you love best about And One Last Thing...?

    I loved the banter between Lacey and Monroe. Quirky, witty, and funny. I also liked that Lacey didn't mope around through the whole book - some would argue that she'd have the right. But I liked this a lot.


    Any additional comments?

    The reader was the perfect compliment to the story. It was an enjoyable story but a fantastic listen because of Amanda Ronconi's performance.

    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
    (1736)
    Performance
    (1533)
    Story
    (1544)

    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....

    Maria says: "Perfect Ending!"
    "I wanted to love it"
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    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I'm in the middle of Robyn Carr's Virgin River. Love it.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed the first book, liked the second, and listened as the third book dragged on and on about ghosts. The wrap up of the main characters was enjoyable and the reader was well suited to the text, but the ghost stuff was awful. I mostly forwarded through it.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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