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Carrie

Pembroke Pines, Florida, United States

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  • Caden's Vow: Hell's Eight, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Sarah McCarty
    • Narrated By Paula Hoffman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (185)
    Performance
    (164)
    Story
    (164)

    Gunslinger Caden Miller's compadres are becoming a bit too domesticated for his liking. So he's off to Kansas territory to carve out a living and a space of his own - alone, just the way he likes it. Maddie O'Hare has been drawn to Caden ever since she escaped to the Hell's Eight compound from the brothel where she was born and raised. And she's not ready to let him go so easily…until she's captured by his new neighbors.

    chris falcone says: "Disappointed Sarah McCarty Fan"
    "Poor narrator ruins mediocre story"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The narrator's attempts at male voices was hard to get past. The story needed more action as well.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Glimpses into prior characters ongoing lives was fascinating. The least was the narrators male voices sounded like hillbillies. Sarah's stories are usually so erotic and romantic but it is hard to feel that way when the voices turn you off.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The choice of a female narrator reading a male dominated story is truly unfortunate. Especially when most of the males sound the same and only slightly different from the females. They sounded like they were from hills of Tennessee not Texas.


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    If it had been read by Jason Adams from Sam's Creed or Zoe Winslow from Caine's Reckoning. They brought the stories to life.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Deadline: Virgil Flowers, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Eric Conger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (693)
    Performance
    (620)
    Story
    (624)

    In Southeast Minnesota, down on the Mississippi, a school board meeting is coming to an end. The board chairman announces that the rest of the meeting will be closed, due to personnel issues. "Issues" is correct. The proposal up for a vote before them is whether to authorize the killing of a local reporter. The vote is four to one in favor.

    MJ says: "Best in this series"
    "One of John Sandfords best Virgil Flowers story"
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    Eric Conger's narration is superb. He IS Virgil. The story is full of humor and fast paced. I enjoyed the story so much I was sad when it ended. I wanted to keep hearing about Johnson Johnson and all of Virgil's friends and co-workers. The body count was high but each progression of the story made sense and added to the drama. Some of the absurdities rang so true you just know they could happen in real life.

    John Sandford can't write often or fast enough to keep me satisfied, I want to hear more about the world he has created in Minnesota. Lazy fishing days, stupid criminals and sexy men and women. Keep writing John!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Vixen in Velvet: The Dressmakers, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Loretta Chase
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (125)
    Performance
    (122)
    Story
    (122)

    Lethally charming Simon Blair, Marquess of Lisburne, has reluctantly returned to London for one reason only: a family obligation. Still, he might make time for the seduction of a certain redheaded dressmaker - but Leonie Noirot hasn't time for him. She's obsessed with transforming his cousin, the dowdy Lady Gladys, into a swan. Leonie's skills can coax curves - and profits - from thin air, but his criminally handsome lordship is too busy trying to seduce her to appreciate her genius.

    denise says: "Romance at it's best."
    "Such fun!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would. I found myself laughing out loud at points. I seriously enjoyed this story after having read/listened to the other two books.


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

    I enjoy Kate Reading's voice and characterizations. She is a true professional. She did particularly well with this series. Her French is very good.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Loving Rose: The Redemption of Malcolm Sinclair

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated By Napoleon Ryan
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (28)

    Miraculously spared from death, Malcolm Sinclair erases the notorious man he once was. Reinventing himself as Thomas Glendower, he strives to make amends for his past, yet he never imagines penance might come via a secretive lady he discovers living in his secluded manor. Rose has a plausible explanation for why she and her children are residing in Thomas's house, but she quickly realizes he's far too intelligent to fool. Revealing the truth is impossibly dangerous, yet day by day he wins her trust, and then her heart.

    zahra says: "An entertaining story"
    "Great story; Poor narration"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    No. Although I enjoyed the story a great deal I think the audio book was ruined by the narrator. I would certainly recommend the book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Loving Rose?

    The first time Rose kisses Thomas was memorable. The description of the reasons for each persons passion for the other. Thomas' heartfelt attempts to be a better person than he was in previous stories.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Napoleon Ryan’s performances?

    I would as long as it wasn't a romance which requires his attempting female voices. I think he would be very good with a procedural or murder mystery. He has a very deep voice which you would think would be good for romance novels but his phrasing and female voices are atrocious. Romance novels are not his forte.


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

    When Thomas realizes what the new meaning his life could be if he only dares to reach for it


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Unraveled

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Courtney Milan
    • Narrated By Nicole Quinn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (146)
    Performance
    (137)
    Story
    (132)

    Smite Turner is renowned for his single-minded devotion to his duty as a magistrate. But behind his relentless focus lies not only a determination to do what is right, but the haunting secrets of his past - secrets that he is determined to hide, even if it means keeping everyone else at arm's length. Until the day an irresistible woman shows up as a witness in his courtroom. Miranda Darling isn't in trouble - yet. But she's close enough that when Turner threatens her with imprisonment if she puts one foot wrong, she knows she should run in the other direction.

    CAROLYN says: "A GOOD BOOK TOTALLY RUINED BY THE NARRATOR"
    "Enjoy story but narrator sounds like an old frog"
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    Would you listen to Unraveled again? Why?

    I enjoy Courtney Milan's Turner series very much. I read these when they first came out and wanted the Audible versions.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Smite Turner is my favorite character because he is flawed yet an honorable person.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Nicole Quinn?

    Simon Prebble or Rosalyn Landor. Nicole Quinn's voice is too old sounding and has too many flaws. I kept wanting to ask her to clear out the phlegm.


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

    When Smite tells Miranda about his childhood


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Captain Jack's Woman: The Bastion Club Novels

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated By McCallister Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (111)
    Performance
    (105)
    Story
    (105)

    They meet in a clash of swords, drenched in the moonlight of Britain's rugged eastern coast: Captain Jack, his handsome features etched in silver and shadow, his powerful physique compelling "Kit" Cranmer to surrender. He is her dream lover come vividly alive, and his command of the smuggling gang is absolute. His all-knowing gaze penetrates her disguise as the male leader of a rival gang with frightening ease, and his "punishment" with kisses leaves her maidenly modesty in tatters.

    Marian says: "FINALLY!! Captain Jack's Woman"
    "Bad narration ruins story"
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    Would you try another book from Stephanie Laurens and/or McCallister Lee?

    I am a long time fan of Stephanie Laurens and would certainly purchase another book of hers. McCallister Lee on the other hand doesn't have the voice or timing necessary to be a good narrator.


    What was most disappointing about Stephanie Laurens’s story?

    I couldn't finish the story due to the very bad narration. I'm going to purchase the Kindle version to better appreciate Stephanie's writing.


    How could the performance have been better?

    McCallister's voice is not suited to the characters. Her attempts to voice the english accent and many different voices were horrible. Her timing is off. It was like trying to listen to a child read a story.


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

    Not the Audible version


    Any additional comments?

    I bought this thru my Kindle instead of the website. If I had it to do over I would have waited until I could connect to the website, read the other reviews and listened to the sample. I was so excited about buying a Stephanie Laurens book that I bought too soon

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • In Bed with the Devil

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Lorraine Heath
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen, Antony Ferguson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (975)
    Performance
    (859)
    Story
    (857)

    They call him the Devil Earl - a scoundrel and accused murderer who grew up on the violent London streets. A proper young lady risks more than her reputation when consorting with the roguishly handsome Lucian Langdon, but Lady Catherine Mabry believes she has no choice. To protect those she loves, she would do anything-even strike a bargain with the devil himself. Lucian desires respectability and a wife above all else, but the woman of his choosing lacks the social graces to be accepted by the aristocracy.

    SIMARA says: "Exceeded my expectations..."
    "Not Lorraine's best"
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    Would you try another book from Lorraine Heath and/or Susan Ericksen and Antony Ferguson ?

    Yes. I've read several of Lorraine Heath's books and enjoyed them. This one was the worst one yet.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Anything by Suzanne Elizabeth Phillips which are more consistent.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Susan Erickson was ok but the material she had to work with was really bad.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment and disgust that I wasted the credit.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Say You Love Me

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Johanna Lindsey
    • Narrated By Michael Page
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (456)
    Performance
    (222)
    Story
    (224)

    Her parents' death has left Kelsey Langton penniless - and responsible for the well-being of her younger sister, Jean. Kelsey knows that the only way to avert their doom is to allow herself to be sold at auction. Resigned to becoming the plaything of a well-heeled gentleman, she gets more than she bargained for.

    XYZPDQ says: "Something Different"
    "Good story - Inappropriate narrator"
    Overall

    Michael Page is a good narrator just not the appropriate narrator for this story. The other reviews are correct. All the male characters sound like a bad British comedy. Overly exaggerated snooty tones and none of them sound age appropriate.

    However, the story itself is good if somewhat formulaic. .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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