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  • Overseas

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Beatriz Williams
    • Narrated By January LaVoy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (285)
    Performance
    (249)
    Story
    (248)

    When twenty-something Wall Street analyst Kate Wilson attracts the notice of the legendary Julian Laurence at a business meeting, no one’s more surprised than she is. Julian’s relentless energy and his extraordinary intellect electrify her, but she’s baffled by his sudden interest. Why would this handsome British billionaire—Manhattan’s most eligible bachelor—pursue a pretty but bookish young banker who hasn’t had a boyfriend since college?

    Cassie says: "I WANT ONE!!!"
    "Interesting twists"
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    First of all, January LaVoy is a wonderful narrator. For me, a narrator can literally make or break a book. LaVoy, was able to keep me interested. There are so many twists and turns in this book that, I may have lost interest if the narartor was of the monotone runon type. This was not the case. Although, I found myself having to rewind a few times, during the story, just to understand what was actually happening and why, it was a enjoyable read, and it kept my interest. I highly recommend the book. The story had it all. Good guys, bad guys, true love, Wall Street, betrayal and even time travel!

    11 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • The Highlander's Reward: The Stolen Bride Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Eliza Knight
    • Narrated By Corrie James
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (381)
    Performance
    (342)
    Story
    (345)

    Lady Arbella de Mowbray abhors the idea of marrying an English noble occupying Scotland. When she arrives in Stirling, she is thrown into the midst of a full battle between the Scots and the English. Besieged by rebels, she is whisked from her horse by a Highland warrior who promises her safety. But when he kisses her she fears she's more in danger of losing herself.

    Susan says: "A Davina Porter in the makings?!"
    "A Davina Porter in the makings?!"
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    At the risk of inciting an audible riot, dare I say that Corrie James narration was reminiscent of, perhaps, one of the all time, best narrators, Davina Porter? So there! I said it! The audible sky did not fall! It's just my humble opinion, but I believe that James has the makings of a narrator similar to that of the great, Davina Porter. Davina Porter is one of my all time favorite narrators. Especially in the Outlander series! I'm sure I'm not alone, expressing how difficult the task of finding my next book was, once my amazing adventure with Gabaldon's Outlander series was over. So, you can imaging how thrilled I was once I started to listen to the Highlander's Reward. I sincerely hope that James is given the opportunity to develop her talent. Unless she has an alias, Corrie James is not listed as narrator on any other books on Audible. I am eagerly awaiting the next installment of Eliza Knight's Highlander series. Note to the powers that be..... Don't forget that there's something to be said about sticking with what works!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • A Knight in Shining Armor

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Jude Deveraux
    • Narrated By Steve West
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (371)
    Performance
    (336)
    Story
    (335)

    Once upon a time...as a fair maiden lay weeping upon a cold tombstone, her heartfelt desire was suddenly made real before her: Tall, broad of shoulder, attired in gleaming silver and gold, her knight in shining armor had come to rescue his damsel in distress.... Hailed worldwide as one of the most romantic novels of all time, Jude Deveraux's dazzling best seller "will capture your heart - and hold it" (Daily Herald, Chicago) with its breathtaking tale.

    JeriG says: "Well worth the wait!"
    "Perhaps THE best audiobook I have EVER listened to"
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    This story touched my heart! Twists, turns, love, romance, and THE perfect ending. Need I say more?

    13 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • Tumbleweeds: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Leila Meacham
    • Narrated By Angele Masters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (59)

    Devoted fans of Leila Meacham will devour this long, juicy audiobook. Tumbleweeds is the story of three young friends - the saint, the sinner, and the angel - growing up together in the sort of small Texas Panhandle town that lives and dies by its Friday night football games. A fateful event casts a long shadow over these three intertwined lives and leaves the listener desperate to see how it all plays out.

    Susan says: "Twists, turns and a good long listen!"
    "Twists, turns and a good long listen!"
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    Reminded me of a southern version of "The Thornbirds". I really enjoyed listening to this book. I ordered it immediately after I finished listening to another great generational saga, "Roses", by the same author. I want more! Meacham does a fine job of character development and has a true talent for telling heartfelt stories. I am still thinking about the characters, long after I finished listening. The only negative; finding more audiobooks that will keep my attention, as these two have. Well done Lelia Meacham!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Guilty Wives

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By James Patterson, David Ellis
    • Narrated By January LaVoy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (789)
    Performance
    (631)
    Story
    (639)

    Only minutes after Abbie Elliot and her three best friends step off of a private helicopter, they enter the most luxurious, sumptuous, sensually pampering hotel they have ever been to. Their lavish presidential suite overlooks Monte Carlo, and they surrender: to the sun and pool, to the sashimi and sake, to the Bruno Paillard champagne. In the morning's harsh light, Abbie awakens on a yacht, surrounded by police. Something awful has happened - something impossible, unthinkable. Abbie, Winnie, Serena, and Bryah are arrested and accused of the foulest crime imaginable.

    Betsy says: "Ditto - Don't waste your credit."
    "Exciting and DEFINITELY Worth the credit."
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    I enjoyed this book very much. Several times during the book my heart was racing with the suspense. Reminded me of that movie "Taken".

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Shadow Force Series # 3, In the Air Tonight: A Shadow Force Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Stephanie Tyler
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (28)

    In this latest entry in the Shadow Force series, with danger closing in, Paige Grayson and Delta Force operative Mace Stevens must depend on each other.

    Sandra says: "excellent narrator cannot overcome tedious story"
    "Tyler added to 'My Favorite Authors' list!"
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    If you're into Suzanne Brockmann and Robyn Carr, then you should definitely love this series! Each book in the series gets better and better! Narrator, Johanna Parker....you are such an amazing story teller! I can always count on you!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Promises in the Dark: A Shadow Force Novel, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Stephanie Tyler
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (41)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (33)

    On the run, in each other's arms, Navy SEAL Zane Scott and Dr. Olivia Strohm have one last chance to survive, in this addition to Stephanie Tyler's Shadow Force series.

    Susan says: "Even better than the first book!"
    "Even better than the first book!"
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    I hate to be redundant, but I just know how much I appreciate an "If you like that, then you'll like this" lead. Tyler can definitately join the Brockmann and Carr club! Each book in the series gets better and better! Great narration by Johanna Parker! Johanna Parker Is one of THE BEST!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Lie with Me: A Shadow Force Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Stephanie Tyler
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (55)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (48)

    Framed for a double murder, Delta Force operative Cameron Moore is given a new lease on life by the CIA - provided he pays them back by doing their black ops dirty work. But now Cam is ready to renegotiate the deal, and he thinks he's found the perfect bargaining chip: Skylar Slavin, bestselling author of espionage thrillers and the daughter of the CIA man who saved CAM from a prison sentence.

    Denise B says: "Story was lacking but Johanna makes up for it."
    "Great series!"
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    If you're into Suzanne Brockmann and Robyn Carr, then you should definitely love this series. Maybe it's just me, but this 1st book, started a little slow. To be fair though, when I say "started", I mean only the first 2 chapters. Then everything was off and running! Each book in the series gets better and better! Great narration by Johanna Parker! Johanna Parker Is simply one of THE BEST!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Holly Would Dream

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Karen Quinn
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (18)

    Holly Ross often wishes she lived in a simpler time, when the clothes were glamorous, the men debonair, and the endings happy. That said, her career as a fashion historian isn't so bad. With both a wedding and a big promotion coming up, her own happily ever after seems assured. So how, in the space of one day, does it all go wrong? How does she end up homeless, jobless, penniless, and fianc-less? Why is she cruising the Mediterranean in hot pursuit of real estate tycoon Denis King?

    Truth says: "Sweet, enjoyable"
    "Enough already.. No place for political jibes!"
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    Like we don't have enough liberal b.s. to contend with in our everyday lives! The last place I want to hear the liberal point of view, more importantly, conservative digs, is in my chicklit, romance, and romantic mystery/thriller world of audiobooks. Save it for the lame stream media. Maybe I'm just over sensitive right now, due to the sad state of the economy, the constant threat of terrorism, and the complete lack of leadership in America. However, losing myself in a good romance, or mystery can really do the trick keeping my spirits up! To be fair, it goes for ALL the political rhetoric, that is so shamelessly shoved down our throats, everyday. My husband watches to Fox news constantly. Although, I tend to agree with their views, enough already! I don't want to hear anymore! Some may say, "Where exactly, in this book, is political b.s.?" It's not obvious, nor is it readily throughout the entire book. I just dont want to hear it at all! The story actually started out kind of cute, and the narration was above average. I just don't want to listen to anything with judgmental liberal undertones. If nothing else, think about it, in these terms. Listening to audiobooks is not the most inexpensive form of entertainment. If I were an author, in this genre. I'd adventure to create a work that is as engaging, to as many possible. This can be accomplished without sacrificing ones individuaI convictions. I would avoid the gratuitous slights, especially those that may offend the very people that can now, and will continue to purchase my efforts. I'm just saying....

    3 of 8 people found this review helpful

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