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Deborah

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  • To Have and To Code: A Witch Central Romance

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Debora Geary
    • Narrated By Martha Harmon Pardee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (262)
    Performance
    (238)
    Story
    (241)

    Nell Sullivan is fiery, easily distracted by cookies, and doomed to wear the peach monstrosity at her best friend's wedding. And she's a witch. Daniel Walker is a former baseball player turned bored hacker looking for a challenge. Hacking Nell's online gaming world is going to get him a lot more than he bargained for. A prophecy says they will make babies together - but when it comes to the love life of a modern witch and a hacker, prophecy might not get a vote.

    Rachel says: "Wonderful series with well developed characters"
    "I really like this series"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of To Have and To Code to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print version, so I can't say whether it's better or not. I don't have a great deal of time to sit down to read a book for fun, but I love audiobooks. I drive several hundred miles a week for my work and audiobooks are an absolute pleasure when I'm on the road. It's an opportunity to "read" for fun (aka non technical books) without the guilt that I should be reading professional literature.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Nell is a complex character. She's smart and funny and very loyal to her family and friends.
    I like it that she's able to stand her ground with her brothers and is not afraid to get her hands dirty.


    What does Martha Harmon Pardee bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She has a pleasant voice and does a good job with the different characters.


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

    The scene at the wedding where Nell is working so hard to be a supportive bridesmaid while her heart is aching over losing her friend to marriage and Texas. The interaction between Nell and Daniel was exceptionally well written and well presented by Ms. Pardee.


    Any additional comments?

    I have the audiobooks for all three of the Modern Witch books and am eagerly awaiting the next installments. The stories mesh well, although each book could stand alone too. I love this family and their friends and wish they were my neighbors. Debora Geary writes wonderful stories with just the right mix of romance without overdoing the "bump and grind" that is sometimes a little too much in some modern romance novels. Sometimes, my husband listens in with my audiobooks, and "soft porn" would be a little embarrassing. This is NOT what Debora Geary writes. Her books are funny and romantic and not R-rated. Thanks so much for that!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Chinese Chef

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Nicole Mones
    • Narrated By Elisabeth Rodgers, James Chen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (589)
    Performance
    (423)
    Story
    (425)

    When recently widowed Maggie McElroy is called to China to settle a claim against her late husbands estate, she is blindsided by the discovery that he may have led a double life. Since work is all that will keep her sane, her magazine editor assigns her to profile Sam, a half-Chinese American who is the last in a line of gifted chefs tracing back to the imperial palace. As she watches Sam gear up for Chinas Olympic culinary competition by planning the banquet of a lifetime, she begins to see past the cuisines artistry to glimpse its coherent expression of Chinese civilization.

    Dr. says: "Totally Satisfying - highly recommended"
    "Engaging Characters in an Interesting Situation"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. It's a very informative story about the interactions between a western woman and a Chinese American man in China as they deal with two very different world views and cultures. The information about traditional Chinese cuisine is fascinating and enjoyably educational.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sam, although the Uncles are pretty interesting characters too.


    What about Elisabeth Rodgers and James Chen ’s performance did you like?

    Their voices were suitable for the characters and just a pleasure to hear.


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

    Without giving away too much of the story, I felt like weeping when Sam didn't win the contest. The following scenes with the Uncles and Maggie were culturally realistic and very moving.


    Any additional comments?

    I spent a few months in China and have lived in other Asian countries and I appreciated the way the cultures were presented. The usual stereotypes were missing. Thank goodness for that.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nice Girls Don't Live Forever: Jane Jameson, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3712)
    Performance
    (2868)
    Story
    (2876)

    Nothing sucks the romance out of world travel like a boyfriend who may or may not have broken up with you in a hotel room in Brussels. Jane Jameson's sexy sire Gabriel has always been unpredictable, but the seductive, anonymous notes that await him at each stop of their international vacation, coupled with his evasive behavior over the past few months, finally push Jane onto the next flight home to Half Moon Hollow -- alone, upset, and unsure whether Gabriel just ended their relationship without actually telling her.

    Yuriko says: "Great rap-up!"
    "Another great story from Molly Harper"
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    What made the experience of listening to Nice Girls Don't Live Forever the most enjoyable?

    This is a very funny story with surprisingly believable characters. I listen to audiobooks as I drive and this one had me laughing so hard, I had to pull to the side of the road. A trooper stopped to see if I was okay and for a moment (or two or three), he thought I was under the influence of something other than an audiobook. I was laughing so hard, I had tears rolling down my cheeks.I'm from Kentucky originally, and I get a kick out of Ms. Ronconi's narration and Molly is spot on with the characters. If you enjoy southern female authors with a somewhat twisted sense of humor, you'll adore Molly and the folks in Half Moon Hollow. She makes me homesick for McLean and Butler Counties, and her stories really do "explain a lot". ...just kidding, I don't really have redneck, werewolf relatives, and I don't think there were vampires nearby, but it's close!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Oh, that's hard. I keep coming back to Molly's books for Jane and Gabriel, but Jolene (is that the right spelling) is hilarious, and Sherry, Jane's mama is a close second, or fourth depending on your counting. All of the characters add to the story though, so it's really difficult to pick a single favorite.


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

    Yes. She's a wonderful reader and I enjoy her characterization of the different voices in the Jane Jameson novels. She was also very good in And One Last Thing and the Witches Handbook of Kisses and Curses. I haven't really heard her read another's author's books, but I'm sure she's just as good. I suppose I should check out what she has listed, shouldn't I?


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

    Absolutely, in fact I brought it inside and listened all the way through. I thought about going online and ordering the final book in the series right then, but my husband convinced me to wait. It WAS 3:00 AM, and I had to work the next morning!


    Any additional comments?

    This book is absolutely worth your credit. I'd recommend listening the earlier installments in the series, but it's not a bad stand alone story. The above mentioned husband got wrapped up in this one about an hour into the story and he stuck with it right up until that 3:AM bedtime. He was laughing so hard a couple of times, he frightened our dogs...and he's not even from Kentucky!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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