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D. B. Smith

"writer - reader"

Nashville, TN | Member Since 2015

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  • 7 reviews
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  • 92 titles in library
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  • Over the Edge: Troubleshooters, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Suzanne Brockmann
    • Narrated By Laura Hicks
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (352)
    Performance
    (210)
    Story
    (202)

    For Lieutenant Teri Howe, one of the best helicopter pilots in the naval reserves, nothing stands in the way of her passion for flying--until a past mistake surfaces, jeopardizing everything she's worked for. Senior Chief Stan Wolchonok has made a career of tackling difficult challenges so it's no surprise when he comes to Teri's aid, knowing that his personal code of honor--and perhaps his heart--will be at risk.

    T. says: "Pivotal Book of the Series!!!!"
    "Nothing dissapointing about this one"
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    Would you listen to Over the Edge again? Why?

    I've already listened to it three times


    What did you like best about this story?

    Brockmann's story lines are always the best


    Which character – as performed by Laura Hicks – was your favorite?

    The voice she put to Allysa Locke was fabulous, but Teri and Stan are still my favorite


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

    Don't know


    Any additional comments?

    I don't think I'll ever get tired of listening to this one. I purchased it although I've already read the book twice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sonata for a Scoundrel: Music of the Heart, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Anthea Lawson
    • Narrated By Hollis McCarthy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Clara Becker is a supremely gifted composer - a talent of little to use to a woman in 1830s England. Her compositions only have worth when they are published under her brother's name, yet this deception barely enables them to scrape out a living in the poorest quarter of London. Meets the Master... Darien Reynard, the most celebrated musician in Europe, pursues success with a single-minded intensity.

    LilMissMolly says: "Musical historical romance!"
    "Outstanding!"
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    The combination of this narrator with this novel is nothing short of pure poetic brilliance. I've listened to many excellent books over the years, but this particular partnership is a shining example of the best of both worlds. Bravo!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lost Highlander: Lost Highlander, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Cassidy Cayman
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (30)

    Grad student and cocktail waitress Evelyn Merkholtz has plenty to deal with. Too much to deal with, actually. So when her runaway best friend calls with a mysterious and urgent request to join her in Scotland, she is secretly more than happy to drop everything and oblige. When she gets there, Evelyn discovers that she is faced with an ancient curse, an adorably hunky villager, and a super hot (but possibly murderous) Highland warrior from the 18th century.

    Trish R. says: "Nope.."
    "Fantastic!!!"
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    I loved all the twists this story takes. A fun listen. The narrator used the perfect voices. I suggest you read it.

    0 of 0 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
    (81)
    Performance
    (75)
    Story
    (75)

    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"
    "Good story line but..."
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    The author did her research on the topic , but the writing is simplistic and creatively immature. The use of the word "so" as an adverb is seriously overused. There were unresolved issues, such as, (SPOILER ALERT) if the three SEAL's didn't mention her to the FBI, and she never told the FBI what part she played; how did the rogue agent know she, or any one else, figured out their evil plot from the ice.
    There were a great number of cliches, and many of the conversations were too elementary for someone smart enough to be a SEAL or a chemist. I'll not go on and bore anyone, but considering how enjoyable the story line was, I would love to see this author grow and learn to make the listener engrossed in the adventure.
    The narrator had a pleasant, although nasally, voice, however was painfully lacking in emotion - to the point of distracting from the story. With some practice in that department, she could be sought after.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Winters Heat: Titan, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Cristin Harber
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (277)
    Performance
    (249)
    Story
    (249)

    After putting her life on the line to protect classified intelligence, military psychologist Mia Kensington is on a cross-country road trip from hell with an intrusive save-the-day hero. Uninterested in his white knight act, she'd rather take her chances without the ruggedly handsome, cold-blooded operative who boasts an alpha complex and too many guns. Colby Winters, an elite member of The Titan Group, has a single objective on his black ops mission: recover a document important to national security.

    Kim says: "Loved this book!"
    "Great book for collection"
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    There are books I will listen to several times over. This is one of them. Surprisingly good book for the price.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Echoes at Dawn

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Maya Banks
    • Narrated By Harry Berkeley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (480)
    Performance
    (443)
    Story
    (445)

    Grace Peterson is desperate, in hiding, and on the run after escaping a shadowy group determined to exploit her extraordinary ability to heal others. Her only lifeline - an unerring telepathic ability she shares with her sister - has been severed, leaving her alone and vulnerable. And time is running out.... Enlisted to bring Grace home is Rio, relentless member of the KGI. He's unprepared for his reaction to this wounded, damaged woman, and he's fiercely determined to protect her from those who nearly destroyed her.

    Amazon Customer says: "Best Yet!!"
    "Great book, even greater in print"
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    Would you listen to Echoes at Dawn again? Why?

    Yes, because it's a really great storyline. This particular story is one of my all time favorites


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Rio. Who couldn't love the man


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When she saved his life.


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

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    Since I read the book first, the narrator wasn't so distracting. He certainly didn't do a bad job, but my imagination while reading was much more gratifying.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Perfect Storm

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Lori Foster
    • Narrated By Jim Frangione
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (215)
    Performance
    (196)
    Story
    (192)

    Romantic Times Career Achievement Award winner Lori Foster pens steamy adventures that are frequent New York Times best-sellers. In A Perfect Storm, bounty hunter Spencer Lark finally has the bait he needs to expose a dangerous smuggling ring - the beautiful Arizona Storm. Haunted by her past, Arizona welcomes the opportunity to settle the score. As their attraction for one another grows, Spencer realizes he’ll do anything to keep Arizona from becoming a victim again.

    CAROLYN says: "VERY ENJOYABLE BUT BEWARE....."
    "A bit short of my expectations"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of A Perfect Storm to be better than the print version?

    I would imagine I would have liked this much better if I'd read it myself. The narrator didn't provide emotion when performing Spencer's voice. I had a very difficult time with that.
    I've NEVER read a book by Foster that I didn't love, but the narrator didn't do the book justice. Even during the sexual moments he didn't provide emotion to Spencer's voice. Do yourself a favor, buy the book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Arizona by far. Spencer would probably be right up there had I put my own internal voice to him


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    The narration matched the pace.


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

    No. In fact I had to convince myself to listen to more of the story.


    Any additional comments?

    I may purchase the book to read myself because I was looking forward to Arizona's story and think I will enjoy it much more that way.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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