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Carolynn

Cedar City, UT, United States | Member Since 2007

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  • Slade: The Shadow Wranglers Series #4

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Sarah McCarty
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (284)
    Performance
    (262)
    Story
    (259)

    Slade needs a cure, but what he finds is a savior, in the latest paranormal romance from national best-selling author Sarah McCarty. Contains mature themes.

    Sharon says: "Great!"
    "Is this the Last installment to the series??"
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    Slade is the fourth brother and last of the Johnson family. He is the inventor and is always in his lab working on ways to stop the enemy. However, the enemy is not only out there it is in his home as well. He needs to find a cure for his nephew. Then his text-messaging friend is in danger and he must get out of his lab to help her. This is the latest book in the "Shadow Wrangler" series and the romance is as intriguing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Beautifully Forgotten: Beautifully Damaged Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By L. A. Fiore
    • Narrated By Amy Rubinate
    Overall
    (234)
    Performance
    (215)
    Story
    (213)

    Successful restaurateur Lucien Black’s blue-green eyes and unattainable attitude drive women wild. But his abandonment issues and criminal past have left him emotionally closed off. When a familiar face shows up for a job interview at his nightclub, the ache he has tried to forget tears at his heart—it’s the girl who once healed him...and then abandoned him.

    Ashley says: "Amazing"
    "Series Recommended"
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    What a great addition to this series. I really enjoyed this book even though it made me cry. I think a book that is so well written, that the reader or listener can become a part of it and "feel" the emotions of the characters is a book that needs to be shared with others. This is why I recommend this book. The series is not coming out very fast or audible is not getting them, I do not know, but this is a series that will be read often. A must for all wishlists.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Rabbit Creek Santa: The Wolvers, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Jacqueline Rhoades
    • Narrated By Holly Adams
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (28)

    It's Christmas! Things are going well in Rabbit Creek. Elizabeth has taken her duties as the Alpha's Mate to heart and as the story opens, that heart is breaking for the loneliness and isolation of one of her pack. It's Christmas Eve and no one should be lonely at Christmas. Lindy doesn't feel like she has much to celebrate. After two years of widowhood, she can barely make ends meet without the aid of her pack and while her inner wolf is ready to move on, Lindy isn't sure she can let go of the past.

    Jennifer M. Appling says: "more"
    "Very Enjoyable Read"
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    All though this is a novella, the story was short and very sweet. I cried and laughed and was very satisfied with the results of this story. It is the story of love lost, life struggles, and putting yourself out there, so other can love you, as well as learning to give to others. It is a short story that has all the elements of a persons struggle. Well written this story is well worth the money or credit used. Yes I recommend this story Novella, although I usually don't recommend novella's I for one usually go for the longer stories.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Soaring

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Kristen Ashley
    • Narrated By Hollis McCarthy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (320)
    Performance
    (296)
    Story
    (299)

    When her ex took her family from California to live in the small town of Magdalene in Maine, Amelia decided it was time to sort herself out. In order to do that and win her children back, she moves to Cliff Blue, an architectural masterpiece on the rocky coast of Magdalene. Her boxes aren’t even unpacked when she meets Mickey Donovan, a man who lives across the street, a man so beautiful Amelia takes one look at him and knows she wants it all from him.

    Teressa Casey says: "I JUST LOVE THIS BOOK"
    "Lovely story of "Starting A New""
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    This Book was a very good listen. Like the book before it starts slow and I questioned if I had made a mistake, but I stuck with it and the development of the story was great. Kristen introduces us to the undertones of what a man, woman, and child goes through when a divorce hits a family and the difficulties of starting new. New State, new town, new home, and new relationships, and the baggage that all this brings.
    The characters are well developed and even though the story starts "slow" it builds to a great conclusion. I like that the storyline follows from the book before, so that the characters from "The Will" are in this one, creating a community of friends.
    I found I wasn't satisfied with Hollis McCarthy's read all the time in this book. Her characters development was not as smooth as I would have liked, making the main character sound "off"(can't put a finger on it), but I found I had to forgive this edgy feeling and continue.
    Because I "DO NOT " give Spoilers. I will only say this is a book that is worth the credit or money spent. I RECOMMEND this book to all the people that enjoys a good love story about life after divorce.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 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
    (262)
    Performance
    (229)
    Story
    (234)

    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.

    Carolynn says: "Another great book"
    "Another great book"
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    This book was great, Brenda Novak is able to write the many dimensions in relationships. It was well worth the listen. Tara Sands does well with the character voice changes, although there was a few threads that were confusing, all in all she did well. The story was a great addition to the Whiskey Creek series. This book made me laugh, and cry. I do recommend this listen and author. It is worth the credit and has a average length.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Will

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Kristen Ashley
    • Narrated By Hollis McCarthy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (569)
    Performance
    (511)
    Story
    (510)

    Early in her life, Josephine Malone learned the hard way that there was only one person she could love and trust: her grandmother, Lydia Malone. Out of necessity, unconsciously and very successfully, Josephine donned a disguise to keep all others at bay. She led a globetrotting lifestyle on the fringes of the fashion and music elite, but she kept herself distant. While Josephine was trotting the globe, retired boxer Jake Spear was living in the same small town as Lydia.

    Erin says: "Alas, different but good--Thus, Creditworthy"
    "Another great book by Kristen Ashley"
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    Slow beginning, but the narrator was able to pull off the heroines personality. This book made me laugh and cry. Very well written and read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Protecting Caroline: SEAL of Protection, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Susan Stoker
    • Narrated By Terri Acuna Thorne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (102)
    Performance
    (95)
    Story
    (95)

    When Caroline boarded the plane to Virginia to move across the country for her new job she never expected to be seated next to the hottest guy she'd ever seen. She also never expected he'd be so easy to talk to. She knew he'd never be interested in talking to her if he hadn't been trapped in the seat next to her, but it was a nice way to spend a long plane ride.

    C. M. Jones says: "This Book Grabbed My Attention From Word ONE"
    "time waster and some what disappointing"
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    This is a new series for me, but I was disappointed by it. Terri Acuna Thorne read the book with no change of the voice or cadence, so that all the men and one women's voice was always the same. This book seemed extremely amateur to me. I believe This will be my own book by this author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Water Bound: A Sea Haven Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Christine Feehan
    • Narrated By Angela Brazil
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (443)
    Performance
    (301)
    Story
    (317)

    The last thing Sid remembered was being enlisted to protect a vulnerable young woman in the coastal town of Sea Haven. Then, as if in some nightmare, he was lost in the swirling currents of the ocean, and sucked deeper into a freezing black eddy. Just as quickly, he was saved - pulled ashore by a beautiful stranger. Her name is Rikki, a sea-urchin diver in Sea Haven. Soon they will be bound by tantalizing secrets, which will engulf them both in a whirlpool of passion and danger.

    Angela says: "A new start with a dash of reunion"
    "Second installment to Sea Haven"
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    Love the Sea Haven series. This second "Families" story is as entertaining as the first "families" story. Due to the inability to remember where or not Angela Brazil narrated the story well, I am unable to pass judgment, but will review in the next book of the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Desire Untamed: Feral Warriors Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Pamela Palmer
    • Narrated By Rob Shapiro
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (366)
    Performance
    (336)
    Story
    (339)

    Kara MacAllister thinks she's just an average, small-town preschool teacher until the night a mysterious stranger shows up at her door claiming that she's not only immortal, but the chosen one of a band of powerful shape-shifting males. Lyon steals her away from everything she knows and thrusts her into a world beyond her comprehension, a world filled with magic, nightmares, and perilous danger where Kara discovers an inner strength she never knew she possessed, and a passion in the arms of Lyon beyond anything she ever imagined.

    carrie says: "So glad to see Pamela Palmer on Audible books!"
    "New Series placed in library"
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    This book was a fun listen, Rob Shapiro was able to bring the story to life. The building of relationship between Kara and Lyon very intense, but in all I highly recommend starting this series. I enjoy series that tell the story from all members aspect. So this adventure is going to be fun.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rock Chick Revolution

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Kristen Ashley
    • Narrated By Susannah Jones
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (565)
    Performance
    (518)
    Story
    (520)

    Ally Nightingale has secrets. Secrets she doesn't even share with the Rock Chicks. But two men know what she's up to. One has her back. The other has her heart, but he doesn't know it. As Ally rewinds the last year of her life, she knows two things. One, she’s never going to get what every Rock Chick should have - her own Hot Bunch guy. And two, she’s a Nightingale through and through. She just isn’t sure what to do about that. But as her secrets are revealed, the men in her life react.

    Erin says: "Perfect End to an Addictive Series"
    "The grand fin-Ally"
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    This whole series is well worth the read, and I liked the way the story of Fay was added. Alley keeping her secrets really hurts, not sharing with friends and family, fighting her demons on her own, truly sucks, it's great though that she has such a great shadow to help. loved the way the author became a part of the stories. Great listen and read, Kristen Ashely Rocks...

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Best Man

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Kristan Higgins
    • Narrated By Amy Rubinate
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (550)
    Performance
    (504)
    Story
    (500)

    Faith Holland left her hometown after being jilted at the altar. Now a little older and wiser, she's ready to return to the Blue Heron Winery, her family's vineyard, to confront the ghosts of her past, and maybe enjoy a glass of red. After all, there's some great scenery there.... Like Levi Cooper, the local police chief - and best friend of her former fiancé. There's a lot about Levi that Faith never noticed, and it's not just those deep green eyes.

    Elizabeth says: "Authentic - Funny - Vulnerable"
    "Fun, Light entertainment"
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    This is my first Kristan Higgins book and I found it just right. KH writes with great emotion, character development, and sets the stage for the listener to be "With" the story and characters. I laughed out loud and cry silent tears, listening to this story.
    If you need something well developed and light to listen to, this is your book. Amy Rubinate's reading did not distract from the story, she was able to enhance it with her character reading. Although her soft spoken reading sometimes TRIED to distract, the story line was able to keep you inside, feeling and experiencing the conflicts, embarrassments, anger, and desires.
    This is a fun love story, with the hinting of sex. but if you are looking for a story that takes you along with the sexual passions a person can find in other books you will be disappointed.
    I recommend this book, for the light hearted, clean joys, with many passions life throws at each of us. It is an Excellent listen and I will be purchasing many more of Kristan Higgins books.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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