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Maureen

A romantic at heart, don't mind hot and steamy. I like alpha male characters to have a male narrator.

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  • Eyes Wide Open: The Blackstone Affair, Part 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Raine Miller
    • Narrated By Grace Grant, Shane East
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (516)
    Performance
    (496)
    Story
    (495)

    Big surprises are on the horizon for Ethan and Brynne as they struggle to adjust to what life has thrown at them. Demons from the past are threatening to destroy the passionate bond they’ve forged despite their vow that nothing will ever keep them apart. A truly devastating loss coupled with the promise of a new hope opens their eyes to what is most important, but is it possible for the lovers to move on from the painful histories that continue to haunt them?

    Katheryne says: "Perfection"
    "Blackstone Affair Trilogy"
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    What did you love best about Eyes Wide Open?

    I enjoyed the directness and frailty of Brynne and Ethan's characters and the extended family relationships.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Eyes Wide Open?

    Loved the references to the lion fish and the horror of the Afghanistan experience.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I loved Ethan's playful streak with wee Zara, after a lot of sex, it was refreshing.


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

    Yes, I needed to know how the story was going to finish.


    Any additional comments?

    I thought that Grace Grant and Shane East were fantastic narrators. It was nice to hear a rich Alpha male voice. Bring on more true male voices !

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Hold Me in Contempt: A Romance

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Wendy Williams
    • Narrated By Rasha Jay
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (40)

    Kimberly Kind is trying to get beyond her roots. A successful, beautiful, smart lawyer, she's finally finding direction in her life and getting out of the streets. But a terrible accident threatens to throw her carefully laid plans off course. Now Kim's hiding a huge secret…one that could threaten everything. Enter King. A perfect mix of Justin Timberlake and David Beckham, the man oozes sex and has more swagger than anyone Kim's ever met. Their chemistry is off the charts. But after passion-filled nights, the intensity of their emotions takes both of them by surprise.

    Erica Nicole says: "Very surprised!! Great book!"
    "Not for Me - thanks."
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    What disappointed you about Hold Me in Contempt?

    Don't like the cultural narration - found it irritating.


    Any additional comments?

    I have tried to return it and find I can not. Very disappointed in Audible as I have purchased a lot of books from you. Very weary now.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Husband's Regret: Unwanted, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Natasha Anders
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (83)
    Performance
    (82)
    Story
    (82)

    Tall and thin, twenty-eight-year-old Bronwyn Palmer has become positively gaunt, a ghost of her former self. That self was - and still is - the wife of a rich, handsome executive with an ocean-view house and his own security staff. It was in that house, two years ago, that Bryce Palmer learned Bronwyn was pregnant with their first child. But Bryce’s rage over his impending fatherhood touched off a chain reaction of emotional and physical traumas that wounded them both.

    Trish says: "Awesome.."
    "romantic story with a refreshing difference"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I was unused to the South African accent and found it difficult to understand at times


    Would you recommend A Husband's Regret to your friends? Why or why not?

    Maybe as a reader.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Change narrators


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Who We Are: FireNine, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By S. Q. Williams
    • Narrated By Christian Fox, Veronica Meunch
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (143)
    Performance
    (136)
    Story
    (133)

    Eight months. That's how long it's been since Eliza last saw Gage, and they both feel as if they don't deserve one another's forgiveness. He screwed up. She walked away without looking back. They'll try and make up all the time they've lost with one another, that is, until they're facing the choices of either going their separate ways, or hanging on and fighting for dear life. The fights will be endless. The heartache will be real. The demons will return, and they won't back down without a fight.

    karen says: "WOW - My Heart was Ripped out & Put back Together"
    "Great story, well told"
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    What made the experience of listening to Who We Are the most enjoyable?

    Interesting details about band life, hot romance and satisfying ending.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Really liked Gage's character and quiet sexy manner. Montana was a hoot!


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

    Goodly amount of many emotions


    Any additional comments?

    Though the narrators were very good. Especially the rich tenor of Christians alpha voice

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Twisted

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Emma Chase
    • Narrated By Charlotte Penfield
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (379)
    Performance
    (354)
    Story
    (355)

    When spontaneous and carefree meets cautious and responsible, falling in love can get just a little Twisted

    There are two kinds of people in this world: the ones who look first, and the ones who leap. I’ve always been more of a looker. A planner. Cautious. Then I met Drew Evans. He was so persistent. So sure of himself. He made it easy to leap with him.

    Did you think Drew and I were going to ride off into the sunset and live happily ever after? So did I. But life is about choices, and Drew already made his. In fact, he tried to decide for the both of us—but you know that’s not my style. So I came back to Greenville, to spend some time alone . . . sort of.

    Because old habits die hard, and sometimes you have to go back to where you began before you can move ahead again.

    momx4b says: "Annoying and disappointing"
    "Passionate & sexy - great ending ! Loved it !"
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    If you could sum up Twisted in three words, what would they be?

    Passionate, humourous, entertaining.


    What other book might you compare Twisted to and why?

    Depth of emotion and passion ? - Crossfire & Fifty (without the kinky stuff) series.


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

    No, haven't.


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

    Lots of them. I thought the swear jar was hilarious in both Tangled and Twisted. I also loved the family meal conversations; Drew's relationship with McKenzie; Dolores character was brilliant etc


    Any additional comments?

    I just loved the Character of Drew. And even more so with Sebastian York as narrator. But then I look for books Sebastian narrates.
    Emma - the books were a great read. Passion, romance, humour - an unbeatable combination. More please.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Off the Record: The Record, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By K. A. Linde
    • Narrated By Natalie Ross
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (196)
    Performance
    (184)
    Story
    (185)

    When Liz Dougherty’s first reporting assignment for her North Carolina college newspaper finds her covering a state senator’s impromptu press conference, she has no idea how drastically her life is about to change. Senator Brady Maxwell may look the part with his devastating good looks and impeccable style, but his politics rub Liz the wrong way, and she’s not going to let him off easy. Liz’s hardball question catches Brady off guard and shows her editor, Hayden Lane, that she’s headed places as journalist. But to Liz’s surprise, she’s also headed for a secret, high-stakes romance with Brady Maxwell.

    Lia says: "4.5 Stars for the Senator and Liz!"
    "Sex and Politics - a fraught combination"
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    If you could sum up Off the Record in three words, what would they be?

    Absorbing, emotional, interesting,


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Off the Record?

    After the build up - the emotional end without doubt - then to be CONTINUED, really !


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Some of the men's voices sounded the same.


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

    I looked forward to hearing Brady's speech at the outcome of the primary election, wondering want the future would hold for Liz. In the end I felt she had been emotionally abused by the relationship.


    Any additional comments?

    Gives readers a behind the scenes look into the worlds of journalism and politics.
    I would recommend readers wait until the second book is out before they read book 1. It really is frustrating to be left hanging. If the second book isn't out until August 2014, I will lose the thread, some of the details and the fantastic build up to the end of book 1.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Love Unscripted: The Love Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Tina Reber
    • Narrated By Madeleine Maby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (619)
    Performance
    (572)
    Story
    (575)

    Ryan Christensen just wanted to be an actor. Never in his wildest dreams did he imagine a life where fans would chase him, paparazzi would stalk him, and Hollywood studios would want to own him. While filming in Seaport, Rhode Island, Ryan ducks into a neighborhood bar for a quick escape from legions of screaming fans... and finds much more than he expected. Nursing a recent heartbreak, Taryn Mitchell believes men are best kept at a safe distance. But when Ryan Christensen unexpectedly bursts through the front door of her pub, she can’t help but be drawn in

    Candateshia Pafford says: "OMG! So unexpected! So GOOOOOOD!!!!"
    "Recommended without doubt ! My second time round"
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    Where does Love Unscripted rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I love this book and its follow up "Love Unrehearsed". I've read them both twice now. There are very few books that have gripped me to that extent. The characters are real with good and bad traits, human. Ryan is so romantic, loyal (considering his profession) and hot, and the perfect partner for Taryn. She's hot and smart, to boot. The romance in the book is hot but not too explicit !


    What other book might you compare Love Unscripted to and why?

    "Bared to You" series, by Sylvia Day


    Which character – as performed by Madeleine Maby – was your favorite?

    Taryn


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

    I think Books 1 and 2 would make a great film. Tagline - endurance under fire


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Annihilate Me: The Annihilate Me Series, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Christina Ross
    • Narrated By Reba Buhr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (64)
    Performance
    (61)
    Story
    (61)

    The business of love is dangerous. For Jennifer Kent, a recent MBA graduate who has been searching for work in Manhattan for four long months, time and money are running out. If she doesn't find work soon, she'll need to return to her native Maine, where the job situation is even more bleak. And where her abusive parents lie in wait. When an unorthodox arrangement is proposed, Jennifer decides to take it. She agrees to be the "girlfriend" of Alexander Wenn, the reluctant, billionaire CEO of Wenn Enterprises, who is so devastatingly good looking, he needs a beautiful woman like Jennifer on his arm to "keep the wolves at bay."

    Jordy says: "Funny, sexy, a solid story line and well written."
    "Smart and beautiful"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, but frustrating that the other vols are unavailable audibly when you can get them in hard copy !! Which because I love the story! I will probably do.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I really like Alex, and the way the classy way he operates.


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

    Not sure about the voice


    Any additional comments?

    Jennifer, a bit of a know all character. Lives in her head but maybe that will change ?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Beauty from Pain

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Georgia Cates
    • Narrated By Bunny Warren, Robert Black
    Overall
    (329)
    Performance
    (310)
    Story
    (311)

    Jack McLachlan is a winemaking magnate and easily one of Australia's most eligible bachelors. His success and wealth makes him no stranger to the complications of romantic relationships and that's why he goes to extreme measures to avoid the hassle. He prefers simplicity in the form of a beautiful female companion with no strings attached. He arranges relationships like business deals and they're always the same. No long term relationships. No real names.

    heather says: "Great story! Very Hot."
    "Yanky Aussie loving !"
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    What made the experience of listening to Beauty from Pain the most enjoyable?

    Slightly unusual story, different. Vineyards and trip to New Zealand believeable.


    Would you recommend Beauty from Pain to your friends? Why or why not?

    Probably not because of Aussie accent.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The Aussie accents just didn't cut it- sorry. Their accents are very distinctive! Just listen to Hugh Jackman, or Russell Crowe.


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

    Yes, brought the next volume straight away.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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