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  • Mr. Perfect

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Linda Howard
    • Narrated By Laura Hicks
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (516)
    Performance
    (454)
    Story
    (457)

    What would make the perfect man? That's the deliciously racy topic that Jaine Bright and her three girlfriends are pondering one night at their favorite after-hours hot spot: Mr. Perfect. Would he be tall, dark, and handsome? Caring and warmhearted - or will just muscular do? As their conversation heats up, they concoct a tongue-in-cheek checklist that becomes an overnight sensation, spreading like wildfire at work and sizzling along email lines. But what began as a joke among friends turns deadly serious when one of the four women is murdered....

    Judy says: "Oldie but Goodie!"
    "Glad Audible has this book!"
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    Would you listen to Mr. Perfect again? Why?

    I read this book a number of years ago and laughed my head off. It was available on tape but not CD and I've continued to watch for the CD or download and now its here. Once again I laughed out load. I found the narrator took a while to get used to but that was the only down side. Some of the references in the book are dated as you would expect from a re-issue but I still loved it!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The antics and smart mouth of the main character.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Laura Hicks’s performances?

    Rather not


    1 of 1 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
    (446)
    Performance
    (302)
    Story
    (305)

    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"
    "Prefer narrator who performed the abridged version"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Negotiator the most enjoyable?

    Story line.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Author did a good job in bringing in the other family members which made me look forward to the other books in the series.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Need a narrator who can distinguish the characters. Dave is british however if the story didn't say this you wouldn't know. Was difficult to distinguish which character was speaking.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Negotiator and why?

    Kate


    Any additional comments?

    I had listened to the abridged version and loved the narrator Matilda Novak but wanted to listen to the unabridged version. Was disappointed that the sound effects and Matilda Novak did not perform the unabridged version.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mind Tryst

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Robyn Carr
    • Narrated By Christina Traister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (259)
    Performance
    (219)
    Story
    (224)

    Still reeling from her young son's death, Jackie Sheppard retreats to a small town in the Colorado Rockies. Comforted that no one knows of her tragic past, she's thrilled to take a job at a family law firm, where she meets Tom, the local carpenter. Jackie's distrust of others hinders their relationship, but they slowly build a budding romance. However, as she begins to settle into her new life, disturbing things start happening to Jackie...

    Kim says: "Not Your Normal Robyn Carr Book!"
    "Disturbing & Riveting"
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    What made the experience of listening to Mind Tryst the most enjoyable?

    Enjoyable is not the right word. This is suspense. Wanted to learn the outcome so I kept reading.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jackie. Her journey kept me on the edge of my seat.


    What about Christina Traister’s performance did you like?

    She nailed the characters.


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

    It freaked me out. I don't read suspenseful books as they keep me awake. Glad this is a departure for Robyn Carr as I won't read another similar book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fatal Deception: Fatal, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Marie Force
    • Narrated By Felicity Munroe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (187)
    Performance
    (169)
    Story
    (167)

    The wife of the White House deputy chief of staff has been beaten to death, and their one-year-old daughter is missing. D.C. Police Lieutenant Sam Holland is in charge of the murder investigation, but she's forced to collaborate with Special Victims Unit detectives as well as thorn-in-her-side FBI Special Agent Avery Hill. Then, a cold case of her father's resurrects old hurts - a distraction Sam cannot afford. As Sam's investigation heats up, so does Nick's political career - and the heat carries over to their bedroom. Will Sam put the pieces together in time to catch a killer and find the baby?

    Joan says: "Southern, not stupid"
    "Southerners do to sound like Hill"
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    What did you love best about Fatal Deception?

    Good series. Great adventure for the senator and LT.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sam. She is a complex character who excels at work and tries to balance marriage and family.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    no. Hill sounded like a slow idiot. The narrator is unable to portray the male voices.


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

    no


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mystery Man

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Kristen Ashley
    • Narrated By Kate Russell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (985)
    Performance
    (937)
    Story
    (939)

    Gwendolyn Kidd has met the man of her dreams. He's hot, he's sexy, and what started as a no-names-exchanged night of passion has blossomed into a year and a half-long pleasure fest. Sure, it's a little strange that he only appears in her bed at night, but Gwen is so sure he's the one, she just can't turn him away…. Hawk Delgado knows more about Gwen than she could ever imagine. She's gorgeous, headstrong, and skittish about relationships. But Hawk is facing his own demons, demons that keep him from connecting with anyone.

    Angela says: "Fan-freakin-tastic!!!!!"
    "Dominant man, submissive woman"
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    Would you try another book from Kristen Ashley and/or Kate Russell?

    Maybe


    What could Kristen Ashley have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    A stronger Gwen. Men who do not force their point of view.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Kate Russell’s performances?

    Maybe. She did a good job with Gwen and Hawks voices but not so goo with the other men.


    What character would you cut from Mystery Man?

    Mitch - he was never developed - no need for this character.


    Any additional comments?

    The character Hawk reminds me of Ranger from the Janet Evanovich - Stephanie Plum novels.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fatal Justice

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Marie Force
    • Narrated By Katie Sparer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (276)
    Performance
    (231)
    Story
    (225)

    Standing over the body of a Supreme Court nominee, Lieutenant Sam Holland is hip-deep in another high-profile murder case. The fact that she was one of the last people to see Julian Sinclair alive just complicates things even more. On the plus side, her relationship with Senator Nick Cappuano is heating up - but it's also attracting a lot of unwanted media attention and blinding flash bulbs.

    Sandra says: "Wow...a must read"
    "Good second book in the series"
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    What made the experience of listening to Fatal Justice the most enjoyable?

    Good story line.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Liked the combo of a Senator and the police.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Katie Sparer’s performances?

    Not unless it is with an author I really like


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Reader did not change most of the characters. Ms. Sparer might be a better reader of children's books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Festive in Death: In Death, Book 39

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    Overall
    (928)
    Performance
    (846)
    Story
    (847)

    Personal trainer Trey Ziegler was in peak physical condition. If you didn't count the kitchen knife in his well-toned chest. Lieutenant Eve Dallas soon discovers a lineup of women who'd been loved and left by the narcissistic gym rat. While Dallas sorts through the list of Ziegler's enemies, she's also dealing with her Christmas shopping list - plus the guest list for her and her billionaire husband's upcoming holiday bash.

    BG853 says: "A Feast for In Death devotees"
    "Better than the last several In Death books"
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    What made the experience of listening to Festive in Death the most enjoyable?

    I look forward to all the In Death books. It's like visiting old friends.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Festive in Death?

    The gift from Feeney


    Which character – as performed by Susan Ericksen – was your favorite?

    All are great. She has a different voice for the various characters and repeats the characters voices in book after book. Sounded like Ms. Ericksen had a cold when performing this book.


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

    A film would destroy the images I have formed of the characters.


    Any additional comments?

    I would like a prequel that focuses on Feeney in homicide and Eve as his aide. Focus on Feeney's family and the growth of Eve's career.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • The Devaney Brothers: Daniel (Daniel's Desire): The Devaneys, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Sherryl Woods
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (46)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (43)

    When a runaway teen surfaces at Molly Creighton's tavern, Daniel Devaney's job as a child advocate forces him to investigate…and to confront his tumultuous past with Molly. Though a tragic loss shattered their relationship four years ago, Daniel is now ready to accept responsibility for their breakup and make a fresh start. Their overwhelming attraction is undulled by time, but Molly fears risking her heart again. Daniel vows to banish the shadows from her eyes and prove he is the man she needs him to be.

    Bookworm says: "3 brothers deserted by parents re-unite"
    "3 brothers deserted by parents re-unite"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Good story of brothers reuniting and meeting their spouses. Appalling treatment by parents who deserted their three oldest and took their two youngest who they raised and never told them they desired their three oldest. Unforgivable actions by parents. The ending where the now grown brothers forgive and reunite with their parents hard to understand.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Sherryl Woods again?

    yes


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    would suggest two readers, one for the males and one for the females.


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    An understandable reason for desertion and some effort by the parents to see their sons were given good homes with loving parents.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Finding Perfect: Fool's Gold, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Susan Mallery
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (364)
    Performance
    (239)
    Story
    (239)

    When Pia O’Brian’s best friend dies, Pia expects to inherit her cherished cat. Instead, the woman leaves Pia three frozen embryos. With a disastrous track record in the romance department and the parenting skills of a hamster, Pia doesn’t think she’s meant for motherhood. But determined to do the right thing, Pia decides to become a single mother. Only to meet a gorgeous, sexy hunk the very same day. Raoul thought he was done with women and commitment, but he can't get sweet, sexy Pia out of his mind.

    Jeanette says: "Best one yet !!!"
    "Funny and light"
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    Would you listen to Finding Perfect again? Why?

    I would re-read if I want a good laugh and escape.


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

    Laugh


    Any additional comments?

    I'm glad I had bought this before I read the second book in this series. I really disliked book 2 and would not have purchased Finding Perfect. If I had not I would have missed a fun read. Pia is funny and self depreciating. I enjoyed hearing more about her.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Almost Perfect: A Fool's Gold Romance, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Susan Mallery
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (367)
    Performance
    (244)
    Story
    (238)

    Back in high school, Liz Sutton was the girl from the wrong side of the tracks. Then she’d stolen the heart of the most popular boy in town, and their secret romance helped her through the worst of times. Until Ethan Hendrix betrayed her and everything they’d ever meant to each other. Devastated and pregnant, Liz left Fool’s Gold, California – forever, she thought.

    Judy says: "Hero or Zero?"
    "Some men are pigs"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Since Ethan is such a self centered butt. It would have been better if he struggled in business and in male friends. How could such a mean, weak and selfish person be successful?


    Would you ever listen to anything by Susan Mallery again?

    Probably. Not all of her books have such despicable characters.


    What about Tanya Eby’s performance did you like?

    Her energy.


    Did Almost Perfect inspire you to do anything?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    Ethan's mother was incredibly mean and a gossip. This is a terrible dis-service to small towns and makes the town catty and a bunch of bullies. No thought to the young boy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • All That Glitters

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Linda Howard
    • Narrated By Emily Rose
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (20)

    Greek billionaire playboy Nikolas Constantinos intended to conclude the business deal with Jessica Stanton, a.k.a. The Black Widow, as quickly as possible. Love hadn't been part of his plan. A hot affair or a one-night stand was all he'd allow. Because love would lead to marriage. And marriage to Jessica, a woman with a scandalous past, could ruin him. But love was the one thing he couldn't control.

    Kristin says: "The worst Linda Howard book ever!!"
    "Abuse of a woman"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Nothing could make this a 4-5 star review. Hard to believe that 30 plus years ago this launched a writer whose novels I've enjoyed.


    Has All That Glitters turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No. I enjoy a light romance but just not books from this initial publication date. I've continued to look for Linda Howard books but now realize her books from the '80's should be skipped.


    What three words best describe Emily Rose’s voice?

    Nice voice


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    no


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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