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Phyllis

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  • The Last Boyfriend: The Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    Overall
    (1792)
    Performance
    (1576)
    Story
    (1601)

    Owen is the organizer of the Montgomery clan, running the family’s construction business with an iron fist - and an even less flexible spreadsheet. And though his brothers give him grief for his compulsive list making, the Inn BoonsBoro is about to open right on schedule. The only thing Owen didn’t plan for was Avery MacTavish... Avery’s popular pizza place is right across the street from the inn, giving her a firsthand look at its amazing renovation - and a newfound appreciation for Owen.

    Lynne Phelps says: "Speed up your MP3 Player!"
    "The Narration Didn't Do It for Me"
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    If you could sum up The Last Boyfriend in three words, what would they be?

    I haven't listened to this type of novel narrated by a male narrator who got the female roles right yet. I had a hard time telling who was talking. That doesn't happen with female narrators. I love Nora Roberts but the male narrator ruined it for me.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dreaming of You

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Lisa Kleypas
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    Overall
    (670)
    Performance
    (440)
    Story
    (443)

    A prim, well-bred gentlewoman, Sara Fielding is a writer who puts pen to paper to create dreams. But now curiosity is luring her from the shelter of her country cottage into the dangerous world of Derek Craven – handsome, tough, and tenacious – and the most exciting man Sara has ever met.

    A User says: "Love it!"
    "Very Disappointing Performance"
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    I gave this book a low rating because I hated the way the male characters were performed and the females were only a little bit better. What I enjoy about this type of book is the characters and the narrator. The males all sounded like they were very old and the lead male was even garbled. I kept falling asleep and never even felt like listening to the end. I was very disappointed with the experience.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Best Man

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Kristan Higgins
    • Narrated By Amy Rubinate
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (345)
    Performance
    (310)
    Story
    (310)

    Faith Holland left her hometown after being jilted at the altar. Now a little older and wiser, she's ready to return to the Blue Heron Winery, her family's vineyard, to confront the ghosts of her past, and maybe enjoy a glass of red. After all, there's some great scenery there.... Like Levi Cooper, the local police chief - and best friend of her former fiancé. There's a lot about Levi that Faith never noticed, and it's not just those deep green eyes.

    Mary says: "Funny, flawed characters and great, dry dialogue."
    "Light and Delightful"
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    I loved it. It was light and delightful. I appreciated that it didn't go into so much sexual detail that I wanted to skip ahead. There were a few surprises. I really didn't expect mores. Of course you know the ending right from the beginning, if not from the title, but the way they got there was really enjoyable. The reader didn't get the accents right. That's the reason for only 4 stars. Really, a southern drawl shouldn't be too difficult. All in all I'm glad I purchased this one and I'll look for more from the author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Concealed in Death: In Death Series, Book 38

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1354)
    Performance
    (1231)
    Story
    (1239)

    In a decrepit and long-empty New York building, a man begins the demolition process by swinging a sledgehammer into a wall. When the dust clears, he finds two skeletons wrapped in plastic behind it. The man is Lieutenant Eve Dallas’s billionaire husband, Roarke, and he summons her immediately. His latest real estate project is going to be on hold for a while, because by the time Eve and her crew are finished searching the premises, there are 12 murders to be solved.

    amazonian says: "Don't Read "In Death" LISTEN to it!"
    "A relief in some ways, disappointing in others"
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    The lack of torture was a relief. Nobody had their eyes plucked out or their dog beaten. I almost stopped reading J D Robb after her last book. I love the regular characters in this series but they were all but missing. She also introduced a new coroner and the only reason I could see for this character was maybe for a future book. I love listening to Susan Ericksen and found her as enjoyable as ever.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Inner Harbor: The Chesapeake Bay Saga, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Guy Lemonier
    Overall
    (571)
    Performance
    (370)
    Story
    (372)

    Phillip's brothers, Cameron and Ethan, are now happily married. The family boat-building business is starting to thrive. And the Quinns are closer than ever to keeping Seth permanently protected from his errant mother who would sell her own son rather than loving him the way the Quinns do.

    Deborah says: "Inner Harbor"
    "Not bad but could be much better"
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    The first part of the story was just too unbelievable for me. A Doctor of Psychology who can't see malicious manipulative sister for what she is. The story gets better but the narrator doesn't do justice to the female characters. I've heard too many good readers that allow you to know who's talking just by the changes in their voice. That's not the case here. The females run together and the male characters aren't much better. All in all, I like the way Nora Roberts develops her characters and though I wouldn't rate this a 5, I think it was worth the credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Saving Ceecee Honeycutt

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Beth Hoffman
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2560)
    Performance
    (1264)
    Story
    (1273)

    Laugh-out-loud funny and deeply touching, Beth Hoffman's sparkling debut is, as Kristin Hannah says, "packed full of Southern charm, strong women, wacky humor, and good old-fashioned heart." It is a novel that explores the indomitable strengths of female friendship and gives us the story of a young girl who loses one mother and finds many others.

    Jeanne says: "A Wonderful Listen!"
    "I won't be returning this one."
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    Beth Hoffman writes with so much warmth and wisdom and Jenna Lamia narrated it so well I had to look her up on the internet to see how old she really is. I couldn't believe the same person was doing all those voices, and doing them so well. I almost didn't buy this book because I thought it was going to be too sad. I'm so glad that I did get it because now it's one of my favorites. I'm going to listen to it again and just write down all the wise sayings she comes up with. Loved this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Looking for Me

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Beth Hoffman
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (574)
    Performance
    (508)
    Story
    (510)

    Beth Hoffman’s bestselling debut, Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, won admirers and acclaim with its heartwarming story and cast of unforgettable characters. Now her unique flair for evocative settings and richly drawn Southern personalities shines in her compelling new novel, Looking for Me.

    Debra says: "Another fascinating story from Beth Hoffman!"
    "I loved every minute of this book"
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    A few reviewers felt this book was too long but I enjoyed every second of it. I listened to it twice now. I think I have a new favorite author/reader combination. The story is heart-warming. It was a great relief from the overly-detailed sex scenes of some writers and the tortures that some writers feel are necessary to make a story interesting. The narration is perfect. I can see why Jenna Lamia is an award-winner. I hope to find more like this.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Delicious

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Susan Mallery
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (585)
    Performance
    (238)
    Story
    (238)

    Cal Buchanan needs a top-flight chef to take over his failing Seattle restaurant, The Waterfront. He can afford to hire the best in town, the only problem is that the best happens to be his ex-wife, Penny Jackson.

    Aryn says: "Delicious: not to my taste"
    "Loved it!"
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    I bought this title because I love Therese Plummer and thought the story sounded interesting. It was perfect; the kind of book I enjoy the most. I read to escape the real world and don't like sorrow and sadism. Some sorrow is necessary, but sadistic suffering isn't. This book was a delight. The worst thing I could say about it is the sex scenes are a little too descriptive, but all in all, it's one of my favorites. Very enjoyable. I'm looking forward to the next one in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Promises of Seduction

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Brenda Jackson
    • Narrated By Madison Vaughn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (78)
    Story
    (76)

    Savannah Claiborne's simple statement sets off an avalanche in Montana ranger Durango Westmoreland's carefully ordered life. Suddenly an unforgettable night of passion with the hazel-eyed beauty has turned into a lifetime obligation for the confirmed bachelor.

    Tosha says: "Entertaining but lacking"
    "A little too unbelievable"
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    The story was interesting enough, even though it was a little too hard to believe, but I hated the female reader's interpretation of the male voice. He sounded like a robot; more like my GPS system than a sexy male human. It's a struggle to get through.

    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
    (408)
    Performance
    (266)
    Story
    (268)

    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"
    "Story was great, not the narrating."
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    I loved the story. The male narrator just didn't do justice to the female voices. This was a real disappointment to me. Why use a male narrator with a female star and vice versa? I love to lose myself in these books. I couldn't with this one, because sometimes I wasn't sure who was talking. Don't mean to be cruel. To me it was a wonderful book that was spoiled, not to the point of returning it though.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Wanderer: Thunder Point, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Robyn Carr
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (760)
    Performance
    (677)
    Story
    (682)

    Nestled on the Oregon coast is a small town of rocky beaches and rugged charm. Locals love the land’s unspoiled beauty. Developers see it as a potential gold mine. When newcomer Hank Cooper learns he’s been left an old friend’s entire beachfront property, he finds himself with a community’s destiny in his hands. Cooper has never been a man to settle in one place, and Thunder Point was supposed to be just another quick stop. But Cooper finds himself getting involved with the town. And with Sarah Dupre, a woman as complicated as she is beautiful.

    Music Lover says: "Good new series by Carr"
    "Perfect"
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    The combination of Robyn Carr and Therese Plummer is just magical. My only complaint is that there aren't enough books. I've run out. Robyn Carr writes light and interesting. I can't stop listening. Therese Plummer is the most talented narrator I've heard. She amazes me the way she switches voices, and she's so much fun to listen to. I'm just waiting for the next book. Oh - one more thing. I thought at first that it was going to be predictable, but it wasn't. That was a very pleasant surprise. I don't want to give away the plot. Loved this book.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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