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Rachel H.

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  • Long Time Coming

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Edie Claire
    • Narrated By Gabrielle de Cuir
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (68)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (60)

    Years and distance kept the memories at bay. But back at home, the past is ready and waiting to haunt her... Eighteen years have passed since Joy's childhood best friend, Jenny, met her death in a tragic car accident just a few days after their senior prom. A broken Joy left their small Kentucky hometown shortly after - determined never to come back. But when her father's illness forces her to return, she realizes that neither time nor distance have truly healed her troubled soul.

    Amazon Customer says: "waste of credit"
    "waste of credit"
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    What did you like best about Long Time Coming? What did you like least?

    The narrator was pretty good. The story was never ending and was so much angst that it was difficult to get through.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Edie Claire again?

    I don't know that I would. This really wasn't my type of book.


    Have you listened to any of Gabrielle de Cuir’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    Was Long Time Coming worth the listening time?

    No


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Fall into Me: Over the Edge, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Julia London
    • Narrated By Renee Raudman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (72)
    Performance
    (63)
    Story
    (62)

    Raven-haired, blue-eyed Jack Price hates being the only single member of Thrillseekers Anonymous, and he wishes his friends would stop trying to play matchmaker. He already has someone on his mind: Audrey LaRue, the gorgeous pop star he's guarding from a vicious stalker. As Audrey's tour marches on, the pressure - and the danger - build. But Jack rarely leaves her side, watching her and giving her the sexiest smiles she's ever seen. Can they keep this relationship professional... or will they succumb to overwhelming desire?

    CAROLYN says: "A 'WHO CARES' LISTEN IT FAILED TO KEEP MY INTEREST"
    "3 down, 1 to go (4th is Perfect Homecoming)"
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    What made the experience of listening to Fall into Me the most enjoyable?

    I always enjoy a series with each of the characters getting their own story told. I had to go back and relisten to the whole series when Perfect Homecoming came out as that tells Cooper's story as well as Emma's story from Homecoming Ranch.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Fall into Me?

    When Jack starts to see that Audrey is more than what he thought she was.


    Which character – as performed by Renee Raudman – was your favorite?

    I think Audrey. Although I think Renee does a good job of making you believe there is more than one person doing the narrating.


    Any additional comments?

    I like all these books and was happy when The Perfect Homecoming was available as it finished up the story of the four guys in this series. Even if Cooper wasn't as major a character as the others, I liked having his story told ,too. And having it mesh with another good series was a bonus.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Perfect Homecoming

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Julia London
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (10)

    Emma Tyler's cool exterior and penchant for sarcasm keep most people from getting too close...and an unusual compulsion drives her to steal from the few men who do. When her trophy-collecting habit goes too far, she quits her ritzy event-planning job in Los Angeles and runs away to Pine River, hiding with her estranged half sisters at Homecoming Ranch and caring for Leo Kendrick, her ailing friend.

    Amazon Customer says: "Home again."
    "Home again."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Although these books can be stand alone, I like to have the whole series for background on the characters. I really enjoy all the books in this series and the series that ties in with it (Thrillseekers). I would recommend all of them. There is plenty of humor plus the feeling that these characters are as frail and fallable as any human.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I think that Emma was who she was whether other people liked her or not. I understand how people would assume she had a form of Aspbergers (having an autistic child, I know they can say things that most people filter) and maybe she really did.


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

    She does a good job of distinguishing voices from one character to the next. I like her work.


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

    Both. There were some parts where you had to laugh but the parts that were sad literally made be cry. I don't want to give anything away, but if you've read the other books in this series, there is a conclusion that you knew was coming and is still something you wish would change.


    Any additional comments?

    I have most of Julia London's audibles that are this genre. I'm not into the historical romances but I do like the contemporary ones.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Whiskey Beach

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1407)
    Performance
    (1220)
    Story
    (1225)

    For more than 300 years, Bluff House has sat above Whiskey Beach, guarding its shore - and its secrets. But to Eli Landon, it’s home.… A Boston lawyer, Eli has weathered an intense year of public scrutiny and police investigations after being accused of - but never arrested for - the murder of his soon-to-be-ex wife. He finds sanctuary at Bluff House, even though his beloved grandmother is in Boston recuperating from a nasty fall. Abra Walsh is always there, though.

    Kim Venatries says: "Not So Good"
    "Better with new narrator"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. I originally bought this book with a different narrator. I had a hard time getting invested sin the story. Since this was rereleased with Luke Daniels as the narrator, I redownloaded and was much happier with it. I wish there was some way Audible could let buyers know when a book was done with a different narrator.


    What other book might you compare Whiskey Beach to and why?

    Most of Nora Roberts mystery type books have a similar flavor. I enjoy them enough that I usually listen to them at least a couple of times a year and never get tired of them.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Abra fights off her attacker.


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

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    Once again, narration is key to enjoying a book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • No Limits

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Lori Foster
    • Narrated By Jim Frangione
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (61)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (56)

    A surprise inheritance reunites a mixed martial arts fighter with the woman he's never forgotten in the first in a smoldering new series from New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster Cannon Colter is quintessential hero material: chiseled jawline, shredded body-the works. He's also the guy who rescued Yvette Sweeny from kidnappers, only to put an end to her romantic dreams.

    sylvia says: "What Happen LF ?"
    "Revisiting Love"
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    If you could sum up No Limits in three words, what would they be?

    Love comes back


    What was one of the most memorable moments of No Limits?

    When the lawyer was going to force Yvette to go with him and her crazy, stalker ex broke in to save her.


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

    He is one of the best narrators on audible and is very good at making you forget it's just one person reading for all the characters. He doesn't do the over-the-top narrating that some of them do that make it hard to listen to a book.


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

    MMA remeets the girl he saved, all grown up.


    Any additional comments?

    I like Lori Fosters work and waited for this to come out. It didn't disappoint. Cannon is a very good guy who you immediately feel drawn to. It's not all about the description of MMA but about the people involved in the story. Since this is the beginning of a series, you get to know some of the characters who will be in future books. I gotta say, there is one that I'm not liking all that much yet so I hope she has a really good back story for him to explain why he is such a pig :)

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Before We Kiss: Fool's Gold Romance, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Susan Mallery
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (191)
    Performance
    (169)
    Story
    (169)

    Former pro-football kicker Sam Ridge has notoriously bad luck with women - from cheaters to fame chasers. Still, the gorgeous brunette at the bar in Fool's Gold looks harmless - until she takes him home and he discovers a room devoted to securing a man, for life. Dellina Hopkins never guessed that storing gowns from a friend's bridal boutique would chase away her first and only fling. After her parents died, she skipped her "wild youth" to raise her sisters. She doesn't want forever from Sam, but one night - all night - would've been nice.

    Amazon Customer says: "Another Fool's Gold romance"
    "Another Fool's Gold romance"
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    What made the experience of listening to Before We Kiss the most enjoyable?

    I like that the narrator is the same for the whole series. It's easier to enjoy listening when I'm used to the voice of someone who has already established themselves as the characters in previous books.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The outrageous behavior of Sam's mother. Also, I like that Susan Mallery has set the stage for the next book by introducing characters that I know will have their own story soon.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Dellina has dinner with Sam's parents and sees that Sam did not exaggerate his mother's bluntness.


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

    A true community of friends.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Fall

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Marie Force
    • Narrated By Holly Fielding
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (27)

    After a devastating loss at work, he leaves for Newport where he meets his friend's new girlfriend, Caroline. Over that first weekend, Ted and Caroline fall in love. When they later act on their feelings, shock and disbelief ricochet through his tight-knit group of friends and family. A highly respected doctor, a beloved son and grandson, a loyal friend, Ted is stunned by his sudden free fall from grace.

    Amazon Customer says: "Not worth the credit"
    "Not worth the credit"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I don't think anything could have saved this. The male lead was a whining jerk and the female should be used as an example of what not to put up with.


    Has The Fall turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No. I have a lot of Marie Force books that I really enjoyed. I just couldn't get behind any of the circle of friends.


    How could the performance have been better?

    I didn't care for this narrator. Didn't show much emotion but she also didn't have much to work with.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Fall?

    I would totally rewrite the final scene.This was so bad I will be asking for my credit back. Will never want to hear this again.


    Any additional comments?

    This was such a disappointment since I enjoyed the books I've listened to by this author before.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • When We Met: Fool's Gold Series

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Susan Mallery
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (166)
    Performance
    (148)
    Story
    (150)

    Angel Whittaker earned his scars the hard way, but the scars that can't be seen are the ones that haunt him the most. Since he moved to Fool's Gold, California, he's cobbled together a life for himself as a bodyguard trainer. If he's not exactly happy, at least his heart is safe.

    Amazon Customer says: "Another happy ending."
    "Another happy ending."
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    What made the experience of listening to When We Met the most enjoyable?

    Tanya Eby brings the characters to life. I also listen to books while I work and audible makes it very easy for me to enjoy them . It makes all the difference to have a good narrator.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of When We Met?

    When Angel understood that it's possible to have love again while still honoring the family he lost.


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

    All of the Fool's Gold books plus others. I like her narration. Some narrators just don't work for me, but she does. I never have any problem listening to her.


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

    I usually manage to find humor in all the Fool's Gold books. I love how everyone will help to get each other through the rough spots.


    Any additional comments?

    This is one of the series that I always preorder when I know about them.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Perfect Fit: A DiCarlo Brides Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Heather Tullis
    • Narrated By Valerie Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (23)

    Cami DiCarlo doesn't agree with her father that her life has been stuck in a rut, so she is not happy when he forces her hand into heading up guest services at his newest five-star hotel. The fact that he unveils the existence of four half-sisters at the same time, and insists that they live together while they launch the new resort, only makes things worse.

    Amazon Customer says: "Stranger sisters bonding."
    "Stranger sisters bonding."
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    What made the experience of listening to A Perfect Fit the most enjoyable?

    I like the idea of a group of females learning to bond. Although I bought all the books in this series, I still really am disgusted with their father. Self centered MW. I feel for all the girls that they had to learn of how deceitful their father was for their entire lives.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I don't have a favorite of the characters. They all have strong personalities and manage to mesh well under difficult circumstances.


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

    I like most audio books . It leaves me free to work and do errands while still enjoying a book. Although she isn't my favorite narrator, she is pretty good.


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

    Surprise sisters.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shadow Spell: Book Two of The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Alan Smyth
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1284)
    Performance
    (1184)
    Story
    (1175)

    With the legends and lore of Ireland running through his blood, falconer Connor O’Dwyer is proud to call County Mayo home. It’s where his sister, Branna, lives and works, where his cousin, Iona, has found true love, and where his childhood friends form a circle that can’t be broken. A circle that is about to be stretched out of shape - by a long-awaited kiss. Meara Quinn is Branna’s best friend, a sister in all but blood. Her and Connor’s paths cross almost daily, as Connor takes tourists on hawk walks and Meara guides them on horseback across the lush countryside.

    Margaret-Ann says: "Narration is terrible"
    "Hoping the next narrator is better."
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    What did you like best about Shadow Spell? What did you like least?

    I have really enjoyed Nora Roberts books before, but with this series, the narrators for the first two books in the series ruin it. The first book was read by someone who was so wrong because she made everyone sound like they were in their 70's and she was SOOOOOO excited, it made me cringe. This guy just had me nodding off or losing track because I really couldn't focus on the story. When your mind wanders when you are listening to a book, there is a problem with the narration.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Hard to form a clear impression when I couldn't concentrate on the story.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Alan Smyth?

    Susan Ericksen ( as many people have said). She does such a good job with voices and accents.


    Did Shadow Spell inspire you to do anything?

    Write a review on being disappointed after waiting months for this book to be available.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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