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  • Welcome to Serenity

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Sherryl Woods
    • Narrated By Liv Anderson
    Overall
    (81)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (54)

    When Jeanette Brioche helped launch The Corner Spa in Serenity, South Carolina, she found a whole lot more than professional satisfaction. She discovered the deep and loyal friendships that had been missing from her life. But even the Sweet Magnolias can't mend the terrible rift between Jeanette and her family or persuade her that the holidays are anything more than a season of misery.

    Karla says: "Wonderful!"
    "Love the Series"
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    What made the experience of listening to Welcome to Serenity the most enjoyable?

    I love the ongoing characters.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Additions to all the characters lives


    Would you be willing to try another one of Liv Anderson’s performances?

    Would rather not. The accents set my teeth on edge. Where on earth does Toms accent come from? Sounds like a bit of a Maine accent when he is supposed to be from the Carolinas


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

    A "family" by choice with a happy ending


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Devaney Brothers: Daniel (Daniel's Desire): The Devaneys, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Sherryl Woods
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (30)

    When a runaway teen surfaces at Molly Creighton's tavern, Daniel Devaney's job as a child advocate forces him to investigate…and to confront his tumultuous past with Molly. Though a tragic loss shattered their relationship four years ago, Daniel is now ready to accept responsibility for their breakup and make a fresh start. Their overwhelming attraction is undulled by time, but Molly fears risking her heart again. Daniel vows to banish the shadows from her eyes and prove he is the man she needs him to be.

    Bookworm says: "3 brothers deserted by parents re-unite"
    "3 brothers deserted by parents re-unite"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Good story of brothers reuniting and meeting their spouses. Appalling treatment by parents who deserted their three oldest and took their two youngest who they raised and never told them they desired their three oldest. Unforgivable actions by parents. The ending where the now grown brothers forgive and reunite with their parents hard to understand.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Sherryl Woods again?

    yes


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    would suggest two readers, one for the males and one for the females.


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    An understandable reason for desertion and some effort by the parents to see their sons were given good homes with loving parents.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Finding Perfect: Fool's Gold, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Susan Mallery
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (348)
    Performance
    (223)
    Story
    (223)

    When Pia O’Brian’s best friend dies, Pia expects to inherit her cherished cat. Instead, the woman leaves Pia three frozen embryos. With a disastrous track record in the romance department and the parenting skills of a hamster, Pia doesn’t think she’s meant for motherhood. But determined to do the right thing, Pia decides to become a single mother. Only to meet a gorgeous, sexy hunk the very same day. Raoul thought he was done with women and commitment, but he can't get sweet, sexy Pia out of his mind.

    Jeanette says: "Best one yet !!!"
    "Funny and light"
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    Would you listen to Finding Perfect again? Why?

    I would re-read if I want a good laugh and escape.


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

    Laugh


    Any additional comments?

    I'm glad I had bought this before I read the second book in this series. I really disliked book 2 and would not have purchased Finding Perfect. If I had not I would have missed a fun read. Pia is funny and self depreciating. I enjoyed hearing more about her.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Almost Perfect: A Fool's Gold Romance, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Susan Mallery
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (351)
    Performance
    (228)
    Story
    (222)

    Back in high school, Liz Sutton was the girl from the wrong side of the tracks. Then she’d stolen the heart of the most popular boy in town, and their secret romance helped her through the worst of times. Until Ethan Hendrix betrayed her and everything they’d ever meant to each other. Devastated and pregnant, Liz left Fool’s Gold, California – forever, she thought.

    Judy says: "Hero or Zero?"
    "Some men are pigs"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Since Ethan is such a self centered butt. It would have been better if he struggled in business and in male friends. How could such a mean, weak and selfish person be successful?


    Would you ever listen to anything by Susan Mallery again?

    Probably. Not all of her books have such despicable characters.


    What about Tanya Eby’s performance did you like?

    Her energy.


    Did Almost Perfect inspire you to do anything?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    Ethan's mother was incredibly mean and a gossip. This is a terrible dis-service to small towns and makes the town catty and a bunch of bullies. No thought to the young boy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • All That Glitters

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Linda Howard
    • Narrated By Emily Rose
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    Greek billionaire playboy Nikolas Constantinos intended to conclude the business deal with Jessica Stanton, a.k.a. The Black Widow, as quickly as possible. Love hadn't been part of his plan. A hot affair or a one-night stand was all he'd allow. Because love would lead to marriage. And marriage to Jessica, a woman with a scandalous past, could ruin him. But love was the one thing he couldn't control.

    Kristin says: "The worst Linda Howard book ever!!"
    "Abuse of a woman"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Nothing could make this a 4-5 star review. Hard to believe that 30 plus years ago this launched a writer whose novels I've enjoyed.


    Has All That Glitters turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No. I enjoy a light romance but just not books from this initial publication date. I've continued to look for Linda Howard books but now realize her books from the '80's should be skipped.


    What three words best describe Emily Rose’s voice?

    Nice voice


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    no


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fatal Judgment

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Irene Hannon
    • Narrated By Brian Hutchinson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (70)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (52)

    RITA Award winner Irene Hannon has also won the Holt Medallion and the Daphne du Maurier Award for her romantic suspense. U.S. Marshal Jake Taylor loathes guarding federal judge Liz Michaels. How can he protect the coldhearted workaholic who drove herlate husband, Jake’s best friend, to suicide? But as he gets to know Liz better, his heart—and her life—are soon in danger.

    Jennifer says: "Great book, needs better narration..."
    "Great story, poor narration"
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    Would you listen to Fatal Judgment again? Why?

    Yes but would prefer a narrator who puts emotion in the read and makes an effort to differ the voices of the different characters.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Fatal Judgment?

    The judge's effort to free herself.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Brian Hutchinson’s performances?

    Not sure. I see he has done the narration of the other books in the series so I may just to here the rest of the series.


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator makes or breaks an audio book. Would encourage the author to audition the narrator. Might want to consider a female narrator. They seem to be able to vary voices and do a better job with male voices than a man does female voices.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Single Thread: The Cobbled Court Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Marie Bostwick
    • Narrated By Pam Ward, Lorna Raver
    Overall
    (383)
    Performance
    (320)
    Story
    (318)

    Marie Bostwick weaves the unforgettable story of four very different women whose paths cross, changing their lives forever. It’s a long way from Fort Worth, Texas, to New Bern, Connecticut, yet it only takes a day in the charming Yankee town to make Evelyn Dixon realize she’s found her new home. The abrupt end of her marriage was Evelyn’s wake-up call to get busy chasing her dream of opening a quilt shop. Finding a storefront is easy enough; starting a new life isn’t....

    betty says: "Just a hint."
    "A Good Yarn in a Quilt shop"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of A Single Thread to be better than the print version?

    No


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Single Thread?

    Cancer battle


    How could the performance have been better?

    Different narrators


    If you could take any character from A Single Thread out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Margo. She cares for others and has a a good giving heart.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Trauma Alert: First Responders, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Radclyffe
    • Narrated By Nicole Vilencia
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (118)
    Performance
    (112)
    Story
    (110)

    Dr. Ali Torveau knows just how fragile life can be - she sees death and tragedy every day in the trauma unit. Battling the dark forces of fate is her life's work and she doesn't want or need anything else, certainly nothing as transient as love. Plenty of women try to change her mind, but she never has any trouble saying no. Not until the day firefighter Beau Cross shows up in her ER and sets Ali’s carefully ordered world aflame.

    Dandylion says: "I have Narrator Trauma"
    "unexpected"
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    What would have made Trauma Alert better?

    i wish the summary had indicated the characters were gay. Good reason to read the reviews.


    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Calculated in Death: In Death Series, Book 36

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1483)
    Performance
    (1307)
    Story
    (1309)

    On Manhattan’s Upper East Side, a woman lies dead at the bottom of a brownstone’s basement steps, stripped of all her valuables. Most cops might call it a mugging gone wrong, but Lieutenant Eve Dallas knows better. A well-off accountant and a beloved wife and mother, Marta Dickenson doesn’t seem the type to be on anyone’s hit list. But when Eve and her partner, Peabody, find blood inside the brownstone, she knows Marta’s murder is the work of a killer who’s trained, yet not professional or smart enough to remove all the evidence.

    Jessica says: "Still a fan!"
    "Another great In Death book!"
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    Where does Calculated in Death rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Way up there. I look forward to each new book.


    What didn’t you like about Susan Ericksen’s performance?

    The audio was off. Sounded tinny. Susan Ericksen is great but the recording was very poor.


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

    no


    Any additional comments?

    This needs to be rerecorded. Don't use the sound engineer again who recorded this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Delusion In Death: In Death, Book 35

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1661)
    Performance
    (1458)
    Story
    (1441)

    It was just another after-work happy-hour bar downtown, where business professionals unwound with a few drinks, complained about the boss, maybe hooked up with someone for the night. Until something went terribly wrong. At first it was just a friction in the air. The noise intensified. The crowd seemed oppressive. Some sharp words were exchanged, some pushing and shoving. Then the madness descended. And after 12 minutes of chaos and violence, 80 people lay dead.

    Lisa says: "Robb, Dallas & Ericksen - what a Fantastic Combo"
    "Roark's voice is different"
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    What made the experience of listening to Delusion In Death the most enjoyable?

    I look forward to all the In Death books and watch for the next. Enjoyable? Always a new story line. Keeps me listening. Love to guess who the murderer is.


    What other book might you compare Delusion In Death to and why?

    Fantasy in Death


    What three words best describe Susan Ericksen’s voice?

    Something was off


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Midnight Promises: Sweet Magnolias, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Sherryl Woods
    • Narrated By Janet Metzger
    Overall
    (41)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (36)

    When Elliott Cruz first courted struggling single mom Karen Ames, it was a romance worthy of any Sweet Magnolia fantasy. The sexy personal trainer made it his mission to restore Karen’s strength - physical and emotional - and to charm her children. Now, a few years into the marriage, colliding dreams threaten to tear them apart. Elliott’s desire to finance the business opportunity of a lifetime with their hard-earned “baby money” stirs Karen’s deep-rooted financial insecurities.

    Jon says: "narrator"
    "Another great visit to Serenity!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Midnight Promises the most enjoyable?

    I love this narrator. The narrator can make or break an audiobook and this one does not use a fake southern accent. It was good to hear more about Elliott and Karen.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Midnight Promises?

    Elliotts family and his struggle to break away from old family traditions and expectations


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

    All the characters are unique and real. A prior narrator made Mattie sound harsh and unapproachable. She's the character I like updates on the most.


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

    no.


    Any additional comments?

    The ending was not believable. After spending the entire book on Karen's worry about money, it wasn't believable that she would go gambling in Vegas.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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