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Deeadra

Love audio books. Hate bad narrators.

PACE, FL, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • The Return of Rafe MacKade: The MacKade Brothers, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (483)
    Performance
    (443)
    Story
    (441)

    Ten years after disappearing from Antietam, Maryland, the bad boy has come home. Cleaned up and successful now - though still dangerously good-looking - Rafe MacKade sets the town on fire…and tongues wagging. Not even lovely newcomer Regan Bishop is immune to his charms. Though Regan claims to not want to get involved with a rebel, Rafe's pretty sure that her reaction to their sizzling kisses suggests otherwise.

    Lit Chick says: "Loved this!"
    "SPOILER!!! Why so mean & nasty?"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Someone used to mean, nasty and verbally abusive men.


    Has The Return of Rafe MacKade turned you off from other books in this genre?

    I haven't decided. I might do one more from the series but if the Jared is as mean as Rafe, I'm moving on.


    How could the performance have been better?

    I didn't dislike the narrator. I didn't particularly care for the voice of Rafe and his brother, Devin the Sheriff.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Return of Rafe MacKade?

    Just about all the scenes which included Rafe.


    Any additional comments?

    I couldn't stand Rafe. I found him to be very mean and bitter towards life in general and the story gave no real reason why he was that way. I found him to be almost as bad as the wife beater in the story; the only difference is Rafe used words, not fists. I pretty much found him repulsive. He is like this literally until the last five minutes of the book. I did however like the "ghost" parts but then again, there was no real conclusion to this either.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Highland Rake: The Highlanders, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Terry Spear
    • Narrated By Borah Coburn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (33)

    Dougald MacNeill is the next to youngest MacNeill brother and he's not about to settle down, until Lady Alana Cameron is placed squarely in his lap... and then, the trouble begins. When Dougald finds Alana roaming the heather on the MacNeill lands, he takes her in hand to see his laird brother James at Craigly Castle to determine her fate. But who has sent her there and why?

    ~~ DARA ~~ says: "Highland Ghost Whisperer"
    "Narrator ruined it"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Do NOT waste a credit listening to his narrator. The story was good but the narrator was horrible. I couldn't understand anything the heroin said. I had to listen over and over and I still didn't get half of what she said. Read this one, you will probably enjoy the story but not listening to it!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The brother!


    How could the performance have been better?

    ANOTHER NARRATOR!


    Any additional comments?

    It's a shame that "they" ruin a good book with an awful narrator.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Then Came You: Gambler of Craven's Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Lisa Kleypas
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (757)
    Performance
    (483)
    Story
    (480)

    Reckless, wild, and beautiful, Lily Lawson delights in shocking proper London society – and now she is determined to rescue her sister from an unwanted impending marriage to the notorious Alex, Lord Raiford, by fair means or foul. But while she succeeds outrageously, Alex is a master gamesman who is not to be undone.

    Amazon Customer says: "Addictive"
    "Love it!"
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    If you could sum up Then Came You: Gambler of Craven's Series, Book 1 in three words, what would they be?

    Got Chemestry? YES!!!!!!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Then Came You: Gambler of Craven's Series, Book 1?

    Way too many to sum it down to just one. I did like the moment he proposed though. Cleverly done! "How about THIS house?" :)


    What about Rosalyn Landor’s performance did you like?

    She pretty good with the exception of the male voices. Not bad enough to make me dislike it, just not very masculine or sexy.


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

    Many!


    Any additional comments?

    I love, love, love, loved this book! From almost the very beginning it was fantastic. Not very often do you find the chemistry between the hero and hereon this good. Its just hard to re-create in a book but the banter between these two and the comedy is outstanding. Not over-done sex scenes either! I've read several of LK's books (well had them read to me) and this one is by far my fave. I couldn't help but laugh out loud several times. The hereon is quite feisty and she gives the hero hell but he loves her anyway!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Dark Highlander: The Highlander Series, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Karen Marie Moning
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1160)
    Performance
    (693)
    Story
    (691)

    From his penthouse lair high above Manhattan, Dageus looks out over a glittering city that calls to the darkness within him. A 16th-century Scot trapped between worlds, he is fighting a losing battle with the 13 Druids who possess his soul, dooming him to an eternity of sexual pursuit. When Chloe Zanders, student of antiquities, is drawn into his world, she finds the insatiable alpha male an irresistible lure.

    Patricia says: "Took my breath away"
    "Loved it!"
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    What did you love best about The Dark Highlander?

    What didn't I like?


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Dageus of course.


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

    Both actually.


    Any additional comments?

    Very good book. I hate that the series is over. This one will make you laugh and even cry just a little. Well worth it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kiss of the Highlander: Highlander, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Karen Marie Moning
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1275)
    Performance
    (775)
    Story
    (764)

    Enchanted by a powerful spell, Highland laird Drustan MacKeltar slumbered for nearly five centuries hidden deep in a cave, until an unlikely savior awakened him. The enticing lass who dressed and spoke like no woman he'd ever known was from his distant future, where crumbled ruins were all that remained of his vanished world.

    Brenda says: "Could stand alone in the series"
    "Hated for it to end!"
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    Where does Kiss of the Highlander rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 3!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Kiss of the Highlander?

    The ending of course.


    Which character – as performed by Phil Gigante – was your favorite?

    Drustan.


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

    Love survives the test of time!


    Any additional comments?

    So far this is the BEST of the Highlander series. I've still got the last one to go, which by the reviews I've read, I think its going to be even better but I'm not sure how it could be! I'm looking forward to the last book of the series but am also sad that the series is ending.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Bride

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Julie Garwood
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2067)
    Performance
    (1310)
    Story
    (1321)

    By edict of the king, the mighty Scottish laird Alec Kincaid must take an English bride. His choice was Jamie the feisty youngest daughter of Baron Jamison. Alec ached to touch her, to tame her, to possess her forever. But Jamie vowed never to surrender to this highland barbarian. Though his kisses fired her blood, shadowed secrets from Alec's past threatened Jamie's happiness. She brazenly resisted him - until one rapturous moment quelled their clash of wills.

    XYZPDQ says: "Early works released in MP3 at last!!"
    "Liked it."
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    What did you love best about The Bride?

    When the hero got Jamie away from her family!


    Any additional comments?

    Good book. Good narration. A lot better than Anne Flosnik and Susan Duerden as narrators. Those are painful to listen to.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Gentle Warrior

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Julie Garwood
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (533)
    Performance
    (342)
    Story
    (343)

    In feudal England, Elizabeth Montwright barely escaped the massacre that destroyed her family and exiled her from her ancestral castle. Bent on revenge, she rode again through the fortress gates, disguised as a healer...to seek aid from Geoffrey Berkley, the powerful baron who had routed the murderers.

    Brenda says: "Love this story"
    "Good story. Horrible, horrible narrator."
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    What made the experience of listening to Gentle Warrior the most enjoyable?

    I really enjoyed the story. Lots of funny moments when the heroin constantly getting into trouble.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Anne Flosnik?

    Anyone but her.


    Any additional comments?

    Once again a good book almost ruined by a bad narrator. Also, I found it very difficult to "like" the hero. He was always so mean. There was too much shaking of the heroin which really bothered me. I was afraid the poor woman was going to get "shaken lady syndrome".

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Secret: Highlands' Lairds, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Julie Garwood
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1138)
    Performance
    (1034)
    Story
    (1041)

    Judith Hampton was as beautiful as she was proud and loyal. Her dear Scottish friend from childhood was about to give birth, and Judith had promised to be at her side. But there was another reason for the journey from her bleak English home to the Highlands: to meet the father she had never known, the Laird Maclean. Nothing prepared her, however, for the sight of the Scottish barbarian who was to escort her into his land...Iain Maitland, laird of his clan, a man more powerfully compelling than any she had ever encountered.

    CAROLYN says: "MEDIEVAL HIGHLAND ROMANCE AT IT'S BEST"
    "Good story. Horrible, horrible narrator."
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    What did you love best about The Secret?

    I loved the entire story. The only bad part was the narrators voice overs. They're pretty bad but when talking normal, not as someones voice, she is fine. She makes the "hero" and most of the men sound like they're the psycho in a murder story instead of a normal person. The two main female characters have children's voices throughout the entire book which is almost as annoying as the male characters voices. However, if you can't through that, I highly recommend this one. I didn't want it to end. I just loved the hero. I also loved the heroin. She was feisty and didn't cry at the drop of a hat like the heroin in the last JG book I read.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Secret?

    Most of the story was pretty good.


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

    Her male characters voices were absolutely horrible.


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

    Yes and I just about did!


    Any additional comments?

    Please, please, please, get a decent narrator!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Time After Time

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Constance O' Day-Flannery
    • Narrated By Holly Cate
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (23)

    Best-selling award-winning author Constance O'Day-Flannery is the one true Queen of Time Travel Romance. Join her now in a story of a disillusioned young widow who returns to the past, caught, to her horror, in an unflattering lime green bridesmaid's dress when she meets the man whose love is destined to be hers.

    Amazon Customer says: "What a fantastic Surprise!"
    "What an adorable story!"
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    If you could sum up Time After Time in three words, what would they be?

    So adorably cute!


    Any additional comments?

    This was a very surprising book. Not my normal read but I figured what they heck, I'll give it a go. The story was so sweet I think I may have gained a cavity! The ONLY bad part of this entire book was the voice for the child! It was HORRIBLE. However other than that one voice this is the best narrator I've heard so far. I plan on looking for more of her readings because she is that good, that soothing. She brought laughs where they were meant to be when if you were just reading the book, I'm sure you wouldn't put the laughs there. She was absolutely great! Other than that one voice!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Intimate Deception

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Laura Landon
    • Narrated By Sarah Coomes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (395)
    Performance
    (361)
    Story
    (358)

    Lady Grace Warren will do anything to protect her sisters, even betroth herself to a man so depraved that all of London fears him. Faced with a lifetime of misery, Grace has only one chance for escape: to relinquish her virtue before her wedding. Such abandon will destroy her reputation - and ensure her freedom. But when she disguises herself as courtesan to lure a handsome nobleman, she cannot anticipate the tender surprise destiny has in store….

    CAROLYN says: "10 HRS OF LISTENING PLEASURE"
    "Narrator ruined it"
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    What did you like best about Intimate Deception? What did you like least?

    The story was very good. I liked the characters and the story line. However, the narrator was horrible. It took everything I had to continue to listen. The only reason I continued to listen was because I liked the story-line & characters. I can't understand why someone would invest so much into a book simply to ruin the entire thing by using a horrible narrator.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Horrid voice and the voice she used for the hero was unbelievably rediculous.


    Did Intimate Deception inspire you to do anything?

    find another book but with a different narrator.


    Any additional comments?

    If you can stand the narrator, the book is definitely good. However the narrator takes so much of a good story and makes it almost bad.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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