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Nancy Devault

Woodburn, OR United States | Member Since 2012

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  • When Snow Falls: Whiskey Creek, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Brenda Novak
    • Narrated By Tara Sands
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (182)
    Performance
    (159)
    Story
    (162)

    After growing up in cheap motels, moving from town to town with her sister and mother, Cheyenne Christensen is grateful to be on her own. She’s grateful, too, for the friends she found once her family settled in California. But she’s troubled by the mystery of her earliest memories, most of which feature a smiling blonde woman. A woman who isn’t her mother. Although Cheyenne has repeatedly asked for explanations, the people who could help aren’t talking.

    Angela says: "When Snow Falls"
    "Not Bad"
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    Any additional comments?

    I liked this book however, I was somewhat confused in the beginning in terms of the love interest. I don't want to give anything away with an explanation to that. In the end it all turns out hunky dory.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Ugly Love

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Colleen Hoover
    • Narrated By Grace Grant, Deacon Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (101)
    Performance
    (96)
    Story
    (96)

    When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she doesn't think it's love at first sight. They wouldn't even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn't want love, she doesn't have time for love, so that just leaves the sex.

    Missy says: "Another release day dedicated to C. Hoover!"
    "WOW!"
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    Would you listen to Ugly Love again? Why?

    Absolutely! It is a truly heartbreaking, heartwarming beautiful story.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Ugly Love?

    The most memorable moment for me was the reunion of Miles & Rachael towards the end.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved this book! I love all of Colleen Hoover's work. She's awesome! Keep them coming!

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Law Man: A Dream Man Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Kristen Ashley
    • Narrated By Kate Russell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (568)
    Performance
    (538)
    Story
    (536)

    Sweet, shy Mara Hanover is in love with her neighbor. For four years, she has secretly watched her dream man from afar. Handsome police detective Mitch Lawson is way out of her league. She's a girl from the wrong side of the tracks, and there's no way a guy like Mitch would want anything to do with her. But when Mara has a leaky faucet that she can't fix, it's Mitch who comes to her rescue.

    Jordy says: "Law Man is another Kristen Ashley winner!"
    "Outstanding!"
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    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Billy girl! She's a cutie pie!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Mitch tells Mara that he loves her!


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

    I laughed and cried.


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator was awesome!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Maybe Someday

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Colleen Hoover
    • Narrated By Zachary Webber, Angela Goethals
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (336)
    Performance
    (319)
    Story
    (321)

    At 22 years old, Sydney has a great life: She’s in college; working a steady job; in love with her wonderful boyfriend, Hunter; and rooming with her best friend, Tori. But everything changes when she discovers Hunter's cheating on her - and she is left trying to decide what to do next. Sydney becomes captivated by Ridge, her mysterious neighbor. She can’t take her eyes off him or stop listening to his playing his guitar every day out on his balcony. And there’s something about Sydney that Ridge can’t ignore, either.

    Naomi says: "Definitely my new favourite book!!"
    "Wonderful!"
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    Any additional comments?

    Wow, I could not put this down. Great story and characters. There were funny moments as well as heart wrenching moments. Fabulous novel idea to incorporate the music within the storytelling! It worked wonderfully! Great job Ms. Hoover! You did not disappoint! Can't wait for your next one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • This Man: This Man Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Jodi Ellen Malpas
    • Narrated By Edita Brychta
    Overall
    (831)
    Performance
    (776)
    Story
    (781)

    Young interior designer Ava O'Shea has no idea what awaits her at the Manor. A run-of-the-mill consultation with a stodgy country gent seems likely, but what Ava finds instead is Jesse Ward - a devastatingly handsome, utterly confident, pleasure-seeking playboy who knows no boundaries. Ava doesn't want to be attracted to this man, and yet she can't control the overwhelming desire that he stirs in her. She knows that her heart will never survive him and her instinct is telling her to run, but Jesse is not willing to let her go. He wants her and is determined to have her.

    Katheryne says: "Wash. Rinse. Repeat."
    "HOLY MOSES!"
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    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Most definitely!


    Any additional comments?

    OMG! This was an intense Angsty Rollercoaster of a story. This guy is nuts and she's nuts for putting up with his crap! I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. Just be warned! This is 50 Shades on steroids without the BDSM! So, if you did not enjoy 50 then this one is not for you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tall, Dark & Lonely

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By R. L. Mathewson
    • Narrated By Stella Bloom
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (85)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (80)

    When the mother that abandoned them years ago suddenly shows up and moves them to New Hampshire, Madison has no choice but to go or lose her family. Shoving her dreams aside yet again, she tries to make a life for her siblings only to discover that nothing is going the way that it should. It's really cold. Her fifteen year old sister acts like a hooker in training. Men act funny around her. Her boss is a real jerk. She feels like an outsider.

    Yvette says: "5 ENTERTAINING, BLOOD-SUCKING STARS!"
    "Awesome sauce!"
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    What did you love best about Tall, Dark & Lonely?

    I read this story a few years back and really enjoyed it then but I have to say that it was truly a pleasure to listen to the narrated version. The story contained suspenseful, comedic, emotional, and of course romantic moments.


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

    This is the first time I've listened to Stella Bloom's performance and must say I will definitely listen to her again. She did an outstanding job narrating this story! She brought across all the emotions perfectly, in my opinion, which really brought this story to life.


    Any additional comments?

    I can't wait to listened to the other books in this series!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Before Jamaica Lane: On Dublin Street

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Samantha Young
    • Narrated By Lee Angel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (636)
    Performance
    (593)
    Story
    (595)

    The follow-up to the runaway bestsellers On Dublin Street and Down London Road. Despite her outgoing demeanor, Olivia is painfully insecure around the opposite sex - usually, she can't get up the nerve to approach guys she's interested in. But moving to Edinburgh has given her a new start, and, after she develops a crush on a sexy postgrad, she decides it's time to push past her fears and go after what she wants. Nate Sawyer is a gorgeous player who never commits, but to his close friends, he's as loyal as they come.

    Leesa says: "Keep getting better!!!"
    "I LOVED it!!!!!"
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    Where does Before Jamaica Lane rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Before Jamaica Lane ranks on the top 10 audiobooks I've listened to so far.


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator did a wonderful job narrating the story. She definitely conveyed the characters emotions really well. I loved the Scottish accent! This is a great follow up to the previous books in the series. I always enjoy hearing from the characters from previous books. This was really an enjoyable listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Convicted: Consequences, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Aleatha Romig
    • Narrated By Romy Nordlinger
    Overall
    (189)
    Performance
    (175)
    Story
    (177)

    When Claire Nichols met Anthony Rawlings, she didn’t know they had a past, or that he had plans for her future. Over time, the role of teacher changed - games became reality - and domination turned to desire. Despite an insurmountable history, Claire and Tony found their way back to each other. Just when they seemed to have it all - love, respect, and the promise of a family - the game master exposed the truth. Claire’s world once again spun out of control. Unwilling to allow her child to suffer the consequences of an old vendetta, Claire fled....

    DAWN says: "The mysteries solved.."
    "Confusing at First but Eventually Gets Better"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Convicted to be better than the print version?

    In this instance, I think the print version would have been easier to follow. It was quite confusing with the constant flashes of present, past, and who knows!


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Eliminate a lot of unnecessary plot.


    Any additional comments?

    Overall, it was an okay book but I like the previous two books much better. Be aware, the end is a WTF moment.

    8 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Gabriel's Redemption: Gabriel's Inferno, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Sylvain Reynard
    • Narrated By John Morgan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (334)
    Performance
    (318)
    Story
    (318)

    Professor Gabriel Emerson has left his position at the University of Toronto to embark on a new life with his beloved Julianne. Together, he's confident that they can face any challenge. And he's eager to become a father. But Julianne's graduate program threatens Gabriel's plans, as the pressures of being a student become all-consuming. When she is given the honor of presenting an academic lecture at Oxford, Gabriel is forced to confront Julianne about the subject of her presentation - research that conflicts with his own.

    Angela says: "Very Loved Series"
    "Love Professor Emerson!"
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    What did you love best about Gabriel's Redemption?

    I truly loved the emotions that emanated from Professor Emerson & Julianne. Also, how the author did a fantastic job tying up all the loose ends that remained in book 2. I also loved that in the end, Gabriel foresaw what the future held for them. I thought that was an important element for closure.


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

    He brought the book to life! He has a wonderfully seductive voice that fits the character of Gabriel perfectly. However, I would have preferred a female narrator for Julianne's character.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Allegiant: Divergent Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Veronica Roth
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin, Aaron Stanford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7462)
    Performance
    (6847)
    Story
    (6914)

    What if your whole world was a lie? What if a single revelation - like a single choice - changed everything? What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected? The explosive conclusion to Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times best-selling Divergent trilogy reveals the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of listeners in Divergent and Insurgent.

    Teddy says: "I hate it when this happens"
    "Good premise but hated the ending"
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    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Absolutely!


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed all three books. However, I was not expecting the way it ended. Left me feeling quite horrible.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Left Drowning

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Jessica Park
    • Narrated By Arielle DeLisle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (230)
    Performance
    (216)
    Story
    (215)

    What does it take to rise from life's depths, swim against the current, and breathe? Weighted down by the loss of her parents, Blythe McGuire struggles to keep her head above water as she trudges through her last year at Matthews College. Then a chance meeting sends Blythe crashing into something she doesn't expect - an undeniable attraction to a dark-haired senior named Chris Shepherd, whose past may be even more complicated than her own.

    Mishawn says: "Hope...."
    "Emotional and Gripping!"
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    Any additional comments?

    This was a magnificent read! I was taken on an emotional and gripping Rollercoaster ride. I always look forward to reading Ms. Park's books, the way she expresses the characters feelings is outstanding. I literally feel it as I read it. I really enjoyed the interaction amongst the siblings and how they rallied together.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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