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Jane

MADISON, WI, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • 22 purchased in 2014
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  • You Don't Have to Say You Love Me

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Sarra Manning
    • Narrated By Julie Maisey
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (29)

    Girls like Neve Slater don’t get gorgeous guys like William. But William’s been in L A for three years, and Neve’s been slimming down in preparation for his return. Then her sister Celia points out that if Neve wants William to think she's an experienced love-goddess then she’d better get some experience - a man to show her the ropes, like Celia’s colleague Max. And since he’s not Neve’s type, she certainly won’t fall for him...

    Valerie says: "Very well worth your credit..."
    "LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS BOOK"
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    This book was about weight, love, family, insecurity and so much more. The characters were well written and developed through this story. I really cared about them. This is a book I will listen to again.

    And let's not forget the narrator. One of the best I've heard. Her reading was true to the characters.

    This is a GOOD book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Backstage Pass: Sinners on Tour Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Olivia Cunning
    • Narrated By Justine O. Keef
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (883)
    Performance
    (815)
    Story
    (820)

    It's been months since Brian Sinclair, lead guitarist for the famous rock band Sinners, composed anything. Unable to write the music that once flowed so naturally, Brian is lost without his musical mojo. But when sexy psychology professor Myrna Evans comes on tour to study groupie mentality, Brian may have found the spark he needs to reignite his musical genius. When lust turns to love, will Brian be able to convince Myrna that what they have is more than just a fling, and that now that he's found his heart's muse, he doesn't want to live without her?

    Lia says: "Steamy Sex - Sweet Romance"
    "Quite Erotic"
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    This book was very erotic with enough story to make it interesting. I would definitely recommend this book. I also thought the reader did an excellent job.

    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
    (225)
    Performance
    (199)
    Story
    (199)

    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"
    "Fun, entertaining"
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    I enjoy light mystery, romance. This book was just perfect. Fun, mystery, romance, and a great narrator. Plan on listening to more of her books & more with this narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Cowboy Takes a Bride

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Lori Wilde
    • Narrated By C. J. Critt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (113)
    Performance
    (103)
    Story
    (104)

    Ex-champion bull-rider-turned-cutting-horse-cowboy Joe Daniels isn't quite sure how he ended up sleeping in a horse trough wearing nothing but his Stetson and cowboy boots. But now he's wide awake, and a citified woman is glaring down at him. His goal? Get rid of her ASAP. The obstacle? Fighting the attraction he feels toward the blond-haired filly with the big, vulnerable eyes. When out-of-work wedding planner Mariah Callahan learns that her estranged father has left her a rundown ranch in Jubilee, she has no choice but to accept it.

    Zulu says: "Cute Love Story"
    "Was She Paid By The Word?"
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    There is not enough story for a whole book. Maybe if this was seriously abridged (like 3 hours of story total) it would have been ok, but it just felt like the author was paid by the word. This is not an author I would listen to again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bad Boys Do

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Victoria Dahl
    • Narrated By Lauren Fortgang
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (262)
    Performance
    (228)
    Story
    (224)

    Olivia Bishop is no fun. That's what her ex-husband said. And that's what her smart bob and glasses imply. So with her trademark determination, Olivia sets out to remake her life. She's going to spend time with her girlfriends and not throw it all away for some man. But when an outing with her book club leads her to a brewery taproom, the dark-haired beauty realizes that trouble - in the form of sexy Jamie Donovan - may be too tempting to avoid.

    Jennifer says: "Cute, romantic fun"
    "Really Good"
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    Great book for this genre. Loved the characters and their interactions. Just wish it hadn't ended.

    Will definitely listen to other books by this author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • In the Woods

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Tana French
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4330)
    Performance
    (2403)
    Story
    (2403)

    As dusk approaches a small Dublin suburb in the summer of 1984, mothers begin to call their children home. But on this warm evening, three children do not return from the dark and silent woods. When the police arrive, they find only one of the children, unable to recall a single detail of the previous hours.

    Twenty years later, the found boy, Rob Ryan, is a detective on the Dublin Murder Squad and keeps his past a secret. But when a 12-year-old girl is found murdered in the same woods, he and Detective Cassie Maddox find themselves investigating a case chillingly similar to the previous unsolved mystery.

    Barbara says: "A near-flawless audiobook (but for one thing...)"
    "GREAT STORY, GREAT NARRATION"
    Overall
    Performance
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    I'm only 1/2 way through, yet I am compelled to write this review. The first 2 minutes did not start well, but then, I am now consumed with this book. This is a book about the characters with a mystery to solve. I am enjoying each word, each sentence, each page. This is a book where the journey is as important as the mystery.

    I will definitely be ordering more books by this author and by this narrater.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Black Echo: Harry Bosch Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4570)
    Performance
    (2586)
    Story
    (2582)

    For LAPD homicide cop Harry Bosch - hero, maverick, nighthawk - the body in the drainpipe at Mulholland Dam is more than another anonymous statistic. This one is personal. The dead man, Billy Meadows, was a fellow Vietnam "tunnel rat" who fought side by side with him in a nightmare underground war that brought them to the depths of hell.

    Daniel Mcafee says: "What a Terrific Book"
    "GREAT BOOK, BEAUTIFULLY PACED"
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    I really enjoyed this book. It was well written & perfectly paced. The reader was exceptional. I am sorry to see it end, but will definitely listen to another book by this author and by this reader.

    The only complaint I have is that it gave away the results from an earlier book, so I probably won't listen to that one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fallen

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Karin Slaughter
    • Narrated By Shannon Cochran
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1450)
    Performance
    (1125)
    Story
    (1124)

    There's no police training stronger than a cop's instinct. Faith Mitchell's mother isn't answering her phone. Her front door is open. There's a bloodstain above the knob. Her infant daughter is hidden in a shed behind the house. All that the Georgia Bureau of Investigations taught Faith Mitchell goes out the window when she charges into her mother's house, gun drawn. She sees a man dead in the laundry room. She sees a hostage situation in the bedroom. What she doesn't see is her mother.

    Nancy J says: "Gripping Story, Revelations of the Past"
    "PERFECT READ"
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    From the first word spoken this book flowed perfectly. The reader was great, the story was great and, even though there were multiple storylines, you were never confused. Plus the ending was unexpected. I would highly recommend this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Notorious Nineteen: A Stephanie Plum Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Janet Evanovich
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1602)
    Performance
    (1393)
    Story
    (1407)

    After a slow summer of chasing low-level skips for her cousin Vinnie's bail bonds agency, Stephanie Plum finally lands an assignment that could put her checkbook back in the black. Geoffrey Cubbin, facing trial for embezzling millions from Trenton's premier assisted-living facility, has mysteriously vanished from the hospital after an emergency appendectomy. Now it's on Stephanie to track down the con man. Unfortunately, Cubbin has disappeared without a trace, a witness, or his money-hungry wife. Rumors are stirring that he must have had help with the daring escape...or that maybe he never made it out of his room alive.

    G. House Sr. says: "Tedious Formulaic with same-old same-old"
    "BEST IN AWHILE"
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    Janet's recent Stephanie Plum books have been quite contrived recently. And not in a good way. This book was different. I really enjoyed this book and the multiple plots seemed to work & the flow was natural.

    I would recommend this book. Lorelei King, as always, does great characters. She gets an A+.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Kill and Tell

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Linda Howard
    • Narrated By Natalie Ross
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (505)
    Performance
    (325)
    Story
    (327)

    Still reeling from her mother's recent death, Karen Whitlaw is stunned when she receives a package containing a mysterious notebook from her estranged father, whom she has barely seen since his return from the Vietnam War decades ago. Then, a shocking phone call: Karen's father has been murdered on the gritty streets of New Orleans.

    Anne says: "One of Howard's best stories!"
    "New Favorite Author"
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    This book got me from the first words and I enjoyed every minute of this book. Just bought 4 more Linda Howard's because of this. Can't wait to listen to all her books.

    Also, really enjoyed the reader.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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