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Eleanor Hoyte T&T

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  • The Longing: Grayson Brothers, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Wendy Lindstrom
    • Narrated By Julia Motyka
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (46)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (44)

    A marriage of convenience…and intoxicating desire. He would show her every shade of love. The last thing sawmill owner Kyle Grayson wants is a marriage of convenience, but a stroke of rotten luck leads him straight to the altar with his competitor's daughter, Amelia. Burdened by guilt over his part in her father's death and an intoxicating desire for his new wife, Kyle doesn't think things can get worse - until his beautiful bride refuses to consummate their vows.

    DARA says: "Love Those Rugged Grayson Men!"
    "Forgiveness Brings Healing and Love"
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    If you could sum up The Longing in three words, what would they be?

    Desperation, hope, trust.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Amelia grew on me as the book progressed. She found herself and learnt to stand up for herself and walk straight and tall.


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

    Nothing much.


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

    Makes me laugh, makes me cry, makes me want to be brave enough to trust and love when it seems impossible.


    Any additional comments?

    Broken heart, broken dreams, betrayal, by an unscrupulous and dangerous rogue. At the age of 17, who can bear it and recover? The father's love for his betrayed, shamed daughter propels his submission to a role that ultimately destroys his finances, his health and his life.Ameiia picks up the pieces of her life and becomes a teacher and begins a solitary life that threatens to bury her and condemn her to loneliness, as a spinster. Her self doubt and low self esteem propels her into forcing a marriage to prevent further censure from her community.Amelia's secrets and Kyle's hidden, supposed guilt conspires to prevent them from gaining the trust and love for each other in the marriage they have contracted. So much pain and sorrow and longing for each other, drives a wedge between them and it appears that there is not much hope for a happy ending..​Wendy Lindstrom is a master story teller and she winds the threads of betrayal, suspicion, passion and burgeoning trust into the fabric of a surprising ending. It was a great combination of sorrow, desperation, hope, love and eventual trust. Talented writing and a great read.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Most Truly: A Pride and Prejudice Novella

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Reina M. Williams
    • Narrated By Kate Sample
    Overall
    (5)
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    (5)
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    Colonel James Fitzwilliam is home. The war has left him weary, battle-scarred - and a free man of fortune ready to find a wife. He travels to Pemberley, his second home. There he meets Kitty Bennet. Her unexpected charms soon have him questioning his familial duty and his expectations. A fight looms on the horizon when his aunt - Lady Catherine de Bourgh - and his parents arrive with their own plans for his future.

    Eleanor Hoyte T&T says: "Jane Austen Fan - Must read"
    "Jane Austen Fan - Must read"
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    I am an avid Jane Austen fan from way back when and I really enjoyed Most Truly, which picked up where Pride and Prejudice ended. Kitty's and James' love story is beautifully written. A mature and demure Kitty Bennet, shy with a bit of self doubt, but most assuredly still with her innate playfulness, she captivated the honourable, gentlemanly James Fitzgerald. Their chemistry was obvious and the restraint and caring thoughtfulness of James as he agonized over his attraction for Kitty was very well managed by Reina Williams.

    The narrator could have been more vibrant and dynamic in her narration, but all in all a good effort on her part.

    A delightful 'sequence' to Pride and Prejudice and I like the portrayal of the main characters and of course the supporting characters helped to make this an enthralling read.
    A great read and by Ms. Williams.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Together in Darkness

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Sloan McBride
    • Narrated By Jeff Bower
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (1)
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    (1)

    A killer draws Special Agent Jake Austin into a deadly game. A clue leads Jake to Gloucester, Massachusetts where he meets Allison Brody, a woman who claims to see the victims through the killer's eyes. Allison is proud of her gypsy heritage, but tries to hide the "gifts" inherited from her bloodline. Through strange visions and a connection that can't be broken, Allison watches the killer stalk and kill women. The Surgeon uses the psychic link to feed his obsession. ther Jake and Allison try to stop the killer as their feelings for each other heighten and intensify.

    Eleanor Hoyte T&T says: "Suspense and Drama. Love it."
    "Suspense and Drama. Love it."
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    This was so suspenseful and riveting. I couldn't put it down. I just wanted to find out what would happen next. I listened to the end. I didn't sleep until it was finished Loved it! I would absolutely recommend it. It was a pleasure listening to this audio book. Fast paced, exciting, lots of suspense and the surprising ending was just awesome.

    Jeff Bower was superb. He captured my interest and his women's voice changes were very good. Of course the men's voices were excellent. Great job.
    I liked this book. The paranormal interest was well managed and added to the suspense. It was well-written, with good character development and likeable characters. The psychic part worked really well in this story.
    Thanks for a great read Couldn't put it down until the surprising end. I highly recommend this book. Be warned, it is addictive and prepare to forget sleep until you come to the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Old Enough to Know Better: The Good, the Bad, and the Girly

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Joan Reeves
    • Narrated By Holly Adams
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    Every woman makes mistakes. Meet Stormy Clarkson, haunted by the three whoppers she made that changed her life forever. She keeps her distance from men, but now she's crushing on totally gorgeous Sean Butler, owner of Sierra Verde Winery. Sean's been after her for six months, but she's resisted every advance. She can't risk another mistake, and Sean scares her because of the way he makes her feel.

    Eleanor Hoyte T&T says: "Never Too Old! - 'Cougar's' Do It Better"
    "Never Too Old! - 'Cougar's' Do It Better"
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    Would you listen to Old Enough to Know Better again? Why?

    I have listened to it again. It was so evocative of the reality of the mature woman and the way younger men just love them. I love it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked how her children supported her and did not try to dissuade her from her romance, and were happy for her now that she was in a place that seemed to make her serene and fulfilled. Stormy's relationship with her daughters is wonderful.


    Which character – as performed by Holly Adams – was your favorite?

    Stormy's character was my favourite. She is complicated, emotional and needed to feel the love of a good man.


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

    I laughed so much at some of the antics, but I was sad about her insecurities because of her past relationships and issues.


    Any additional comments?

    Sean is such a gorgeous, wonderful guy. He's old enough to know a bit about life and to develop an understanding of the heroine. Even though Stormy is a deeply insecure woman, Sean seems to be just the man to help her overcome her appalling past experiences with men. The fun secondary characters and a breathtaking winery setting set the stage for a wonderful read.Well, I so enjoyed this 'cougar' book. Made me rethink a situation in my life. Wow. Stormy was so conflicted in her responses to her younger beau. Joan I like your style. Sean is wonderful and sexy and Stormy is aptly named. The two of them together is very sweet and yet very steamy. A must read!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Falling for a Stranger: The Callaways, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Barbara Freethy
    • Narrated By Shannon McManus
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (18)
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    (18)

    Ria is as sexy and sultry as a warm tropical night and as beautifully dangerous as the island drinks she serves at the beachside bar on Isla de los Suenos - The Island of Dreams. But Ria is not as carefree as she appears, and the pretense is wearing her down. One night she risks everything to escape from reality. Drew Callaway is a former Navy pilot and rescue operative looking for his own escape from a life that has seen too much tragedy. Meeting Ria is like embracing the sun, and their single night together is life-changing.

    Eleanor Hoyte T&T says: "Falling For A Stranger - Loved It!"
    "Falling For A Stranger - Loved It!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Falling for a Stranger to be better than the print version?

    Just as good. Of course listening to the narrator gave credence to the different emotions expressed so brilliantly.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ria was my favourite. She was so feisty, go-getting, spirited, refusing to give in to the persons working to destroy her and Megan.


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

    No, I haven't but I would love to listen to her again and again. She is superb.


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

    When Drew realised that Ria was lost to him forever, he was devastated.


    Any additional comments?

    The mix of mystery and romance made this an enticing and tantalizing read. Listening to Shannon was just icing on the cake. Well written as all of her books are.This book is so good that you don't want it to end. The sequels take the drama forward and continues with the same characters. I enjoy the way she writes and keeps you involved with all the characters.
    But this is what Barbara Freethy does so well. This book is a must read - every page brings one closer to the astounding finale. Sit back and enjoy. Great read! Follow the Callaways. The series is surreal.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dare to Love: Dare to Love, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs)
    • By Carly Phillips
    • Narrated By Sophie Eastlake
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (52)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (48)

    Since finding out his father had another family on the side, Ian Dare swore to be the upstanding, responsible man his cheating parent had never been. When it comes to his relatives, he gives his all but in relationships he offers the bare minimum. But one glimpse of sensual Riley Taylor arouses his dominant and protective instincts and Ian is entranced. He will do anything to possess her…and does.

    karen says: "A very average listen"
    "Past experience colours future actions"
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    Would you try another book from Carly Phillips and/or Sophie Eastlake?

    With Sophie as narrator, I would definitely try another another book with her as narrator. Her impressive vocal talent is really remarkable and it totally made the book that much more enjoyable. You go girl!


    Would you be willing to try another book from Carly Phillips? Why or why not?

    I may, but the overly hot sex scenes are really not my forte. But I will see how the next one goes.


    Which character – as performed by Sophie Eastlake – was your favorite?

    Ian is my favourite character in the book but I loved the depiction of Riley's persona by Sophie. Her dramatics were so evocative and really well done. All in all, it's difficult to choose between them as they are both favorites.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a really compelling story about two people who are bound by past experiences, and find the comfort and strength in each other, to move forward. To be free of everything that has held them back.

    I'm not in to very graphic sexual content, so it was off putting, to some extent. However it was a great listening experience as Sophie Eastlake is a great narrator. Thanks for your vibrant story telling as the story line was very insightful of the nuances of past experiences that colour and form present behaviour patterns.

    Looking forward to your other books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pulling Home

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Mary Campisi
    • Narrated By Anne Hancock
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    She'll risk anything to save her child…even the truth. It's taken nine years and a cross-country move, but Audra Valentine Wheyton has kept her secrets safe. She's created the perfect life - a husband who loves her, a daughter she adores, and a position as head writer for an award-winning daytime soap. When her husband dies suddenly, Audra returns to her hometown for the funeral and faces a community that has not forgotten her meager beginnings and a man who has never forgiven her for marrying his brother.

    Eleanor Hoyte T&T says: "Pulling Home-Second Chance for a Happy Ever After"
    "Pulling Home-Second Chance for a Happy Ever After"
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    Would you listen to Pulling Home again? Why?

    Yes, I would. And I did. I laughed, I cried, I empathized, and I enjoyed listening to Anne Hancock do a brilliant job of portraying the characters of the main and supporting personalities


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Pulling Home?

    Audra went back in her mind, while speaking to Jack after Christian's death. She re-visited her affair with Jack. The thoughts overwhelmed her and she relived her time spent with him. The pathos of her musings was like heartbreak, because she had loved him so much.


    What about Anne Hancock’s performance did you like?

    Her ability to be the character she was portraying at any given moment. I enjoyed listening to her because her voice modulations were so beautifully done.


    Any additional comments?

    I appreciate and enjoy Mary Campisi's writing style. She paints word pictures of the events and draws her audience into the lives of her characters. She is one of my favourite authors and I recommend her writing because of her ability to be real and how very effective is her capacity to allow her public to become enamoured of her story line, as she deals with issues that are sensitive and not usually discussed.Keeping secrets and running away never solves problems. I empathized with Audra though, she made a tough call but her inner strength brought her through.This is a great read from Mary Campisi and a marvelous listening experience from her very able narrator Anne Hancock.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Already His: The Caversham Chronicles, Book Two

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Sandy Raven
    • Narrated By Victoria J. Mayers, Dennis Kleinman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    Lady Elise Halden is learning that if she has any hope of reining in the Earl of Camden's affections, she will need a plan. With help from her friend Lady Beverly, and her sister-in-law the Duchess, Elise sets out to win her indifferent Earl's heart. Elise, the Duke of Caversham's little sister, was always a precocious minx to avoid, till one day Michael Brightman realizes Lady Elise is all grown up and the things he wants to do with the lady are surely going to upset the friendship with her brother.

    Eleanor Hoyte T&T says: "Lady Elise Halden - Likeable Heroine!"
    "Lady Elise Halden - Likeable Heroine!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend it, highly, especially if Book One was previously read. The storyline was excellent and well thought out and also well written and the choice of the narrators was brilliant.


    What other book might you compare Already His to and why?

    I would compare it to Book one of the Caversham Chronicles as it was the absolutely delicious complement to the continued saga.


    Which character – as performed by Victoria J. Mayers and Dennis Kleinman – was your favorite?

    Lady Elise was the favourite performance by Victoria,. She really portrayed who Elise really is by her voice rendition of Elise's various moods and forthright and outspoken ways. The sternness and seemingly unbending nature of Lord Caversham was forcefully and perfectly depicted by Dennis. Marvelous performances by the tandem efforts of these two narrators.


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

    Yes. But 11 1/2 hrs had to be broken up into manageable portions. The storyline was enthralling and moved along very briskly. I enjoyed the romance.


    Any additional comments?

    The continuation of the story about Lia and Ren and their family was wonderful. The love of the feisty Lady Elise for Michael was heartwarming and progressed from her first sighting of him at 10 years old. Michael was realizing that Elise had changed and his regard for her was developing. But a promise was preventing his courting her until certain information precipitated a release of the promise made as a younger man to his best friend. His subsequent behaviour was reprehensible and he deserved to be submitted to serious grovelling on his part. Beverly was a charming addition to the plot and was a dramatic foil to the incorrigible Elise, who needed a confidante for her schemes. Sandy, this was a really fitting second book, to the first book and I'm anticipating the enjoyment of the other books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Caversham's Bride: The Caversham Chronicles - Book One

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Sandy Raven
    • Narrated By Dennis Kleinman, Victoria J. Mayers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (69)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (63)

    Dennis Kleinman and Victoria J. Mayers bring to life this unique audiobook version of the historical romance, Caversham's Bride. Together they seamlessly integrate an entire cast of characters and create the ambiance of Morocco, Italy and England, making this a wonderful and exciting listening experience.

    Lia says: "Unique Historical Romance"
    "Interesting historical, romantic adventure"
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    Where does Caversham's Bride: The Caversham Chronicles - Book One rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I can say that my recent addiction to audiobooks has opened up new vistas of enjoyment of 'reading'. As anxious as I am to continue the series, for comparisons with other audiobooks, I pass. My reading selections are very varied as my choices are eclectic to say the least. Suffice it to say, this book was totally entertaining enough to encourage the foray into the rest of the series.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story tripped along very nicely. Lots of descriptive prose and historical background. The romance between Ren and Lia was stormy at times but it added to the excitement of the storyline. The sex scenes were graphic with way too much information but, to each his own. I did enjoy Ria's feisty nature and strong reactions to her tormenting relatives.


    What about Dennis Kleinman and Victoria J. Mayers ’s performance did you like?

    They spelled each other to tackle the male and female voices. That made great sense and enhanced the enjoyment of their performance. I also appreciated the the way they imitated the accents of the characters. Victoria was particularly adept at Lia's language and intonation of her various moods.


    Any additional comments?

    This first book in The Caversham Chronicles series by Sandy Raven is a marvelous beginning to this series. It is rife with strong feelings, lots of drama and thrilling moments. I was so captivated by the storyline that I had great difficulty in taking time off to do other necessary things, like sleep. However, I did skip some of the steamy sex, but I was still so engrossed in the tale. The main characters, Ren and Lia were well developed, genuine and pleasurable to relate to. The book held my attention to the very end.

    Sandy, I like your writing style and listening to Victoria and Dennis make your main and supporting characters come alive was an absolute joy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sower of Dreams: The Gods' Dream Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Debra Holland
    • Narrated By Noah Michael Levine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (108)
    Performance
    (95)
    Story
    (94)

    A kingdom invaded. A warrior princess on the run for her life. A hero from another world. An evil god who wants their souls. Can they join forces to defeat the evil one and win freedom for their people?

    Brandy DM LovesBooks says: "First Audio Book - Not dissapointed at all"
    "Fantasty Romance and Adventure Under Two Moons!"
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    Would you listen to Sower of Dreams again? Why?

    Yes I would. All the attributes of a fantastic "fairy tale"; adventure, a hero, a beautiful Princess, a villain and of course, romance, love, and a happy ever after. The warrior Princess touch and the mystic creatures, ruins and the accommodating goddess was the icing on the cake.


    What about Noah Michael Levine’s performance did you like?

    Noah was just amazing.The way his voice changes for the differing personalities was simply splendid. His performance added to the storyline and to the enjoyment of this fantasy audiobook. It was a great experience listening to the narrated story.


    Any additional comments?

    The author wrote a thrilling, compelling story of Khan's and Daria's love and exciting adventure under an exotic and beautiful lavender sky and wondrous two moons. The interaction with the various deities in the story added to the intrigue and mystery of this tale of betrayal of friendship, lack of honor and Khan's devotion to his dream lover. Debra Holland created a marvelous tale that kept up the interest from beginning to end. Debra has described this fantasy world, beautifully and brilliantly, every scene is described so that you feel surrounded and enveloped into this world and its many adventures. It was a riveting and fantastic tale. I'm looking forward to reading the sequels to this tale.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Counterfeit Bride: Boundless Billionaires, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Liberty Blake
    • Narrated By Pyper Down
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Texas rancher and bar owner Cassidy Flynn is shocked to learn the bride's name in an upcoming high society wedding - Cassiopeia Dolmides. Cassidy is a woman of secrets; the deepest is the identity she was born with and thought she had escaped long ago. If this bride is impersonating Cassidy, what trouble will that cause Cassidy and her infant son?

    Eleanor Hoyte T&T says: "Pyrotechnia Mikros - Firebrand/Firecracker Galore!"
    "Pyrotechnia Mikros - Firebrand/Firecracker Galore!"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Counterfeit Bride the most enjoyable?

    All the dramatics so ably represented by the narrator. The fiery personality of Cassiopeia and her theatrics at the wedding and it was go, go, go to the end.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Miss Cassidy Flynn does not know how to back off, she took on the might of her natural father and won. I also fell in love with her feisty personality. She was just incorrigible. Theron met his match.


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

    Haven't come across any of Pyper's other performances but I really liked her narrations. She expertly mimicked the various characters' accents and their thoughts were mirrored in her voice rendition. A very expressive voice. I'm impressed.


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

    When Cassidy spoke of her torment in her own home as a teenager, and her ordeal by her scumbag uncle and the ensuing hospital stay. It was heartbreaking. I loved how Theron was there for her at her revelation.


    Any additional comments?

    This book keeps you on edge, a roller coaster ride, that keeps your interest to the very end. You just want to see what is coming up next. I love the excitement. Cassidy's strength, her utter devotion to those she loves, and the devotion of her friends to her. Despite her childhood or because of what she really learned during it, she gave back to special needs children on her ranch. And then there is Theron, he makes you salivate just reading about him!! Well developed and believable characters, a great story line, romance, adventure separation, and reunion for a happy ever after. Happy listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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