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Donna

KAYSVILLE, UT, United States | Member Since 2014

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  • The Seduction of Elliot McBride

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Jennifer Ashley
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (301)
    Performance
    (279)
    Story
    (282)

    USA Today best-selling author and RITA Award winner Jennifer Ashley pens heart-pounding tales that keep listeners spellbound with torrid romance and finely crafted intrigue. Juliana St. John faces the ultimate mortification when she's stood up on her wedding day. But then fate places her face-to-face with her first love, Elliot McBride, and she finds herself falling for her half-mad former paramour.

    SIMARA says: "I lost interest..."
    "Very Good but Not Great"
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    Okay, I'm a fussy reader. That said, this is an entertaining book. It combines a troubled hero with a harsh backstory, a very sweet heroine, and tops it off with the most delightful group of secondary characters I've ever seen. The story has enough twists and turns to keep it unpredictable and fun. The writer obviously knows what she's doing. The narrator is Angela Dawes, and she does try. She's just not my cup of tea. When a novel is set in some place other than the US (where I reside), I do prefer a narrator that can handle the accents. There are plenty of narrators who can, but this one can't. Her Scottish accent needs work, and her English accent isn't any one of the broad spectrum of English accents I've ever heard. Bless her heart, she's probably a nice person. Sorry Angela.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Cover of Darkness

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Kaylea Cross
    • Narrated By Emily Durante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (25)

    Targeted by a terrorist cell, Bryn McAllister survives a bombing at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut only to be left to die in a desert cellar. When she is rescued by Navy SEAL Lieutenant Declan McCabe and his team, Bryn must rely on the handsome officer to get her to safety. But just when she thinks the nightmare is over, family friend and legendary CIA operative Luke Hutchinson recruits her and McCabe to help track down the terrorist mastermind responsible for the attack.

    Lynda C says: "It's a shame this is in the erotica section!"
    "So flawed and incomplete..."
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    For a story to be good it needs to be a person in its own way. This story is doesn't meet the mark. There is no wit, no humor, no character. it just doesn't step out of the page, so to speak. It does not bring the characters to life or come to life itself. I'm trying to find a way to describe this gray, bland, waste of time. The narrator was okay, and nothing else was. Okay, I mean. Buy a different book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Turncoat: Renegades of the Revolution

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Donna Thorland
    • Narrated By Madeleine Lambert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    When handsome British viscount Major Lord Peter Tremayne commandeers her home, rebel Kate Grey throws caution to the wind and responds to his seduction. But a spy in her own household steals the military dispatches Tremayne carries, ensuring his disgrace - and implicating Kate in high treason. Months later, having narrowly escaped court martial and hanging, Tremayne returns to decadent, British-occupied Philadelphia with a new assignment - to capture the woman he believes betrayed him.

    No Name says: "Skip this version, reader is not enjoyable, at all"
    "A WINNER!"
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    There is nothing like a well written, well narrated romance. Nothing. When I find one I listen to it over and over again. If this audiobook was in paper format (and it probably is), my copy would be dog-eared, with pages falling out from over-use. This well-researched historical romance goes places romances don't usually go, like the American Revolutionary War, and uh other places too. The heroine is a Yankee spy and there's some of the harsh reality of what that entails thrown in, so be advised. The hero starts out as something of a bad guy, but then comes around to become one of my favorite heroes ever. If I say too much more I will be revealing too much of the plot. I'll just add that I have both read and listened to a lot of romances, and this one is on my short list of truly great ones. Author Donna Thorland has a trailer for this book on her website that is worth looking at. She is a Hollywood screenplay writer, so a trailer makes sense. This is her first book but it sure doesn't read like she's a newby, because she isn't. As I said the book is well-narrated.That doesn't mean that this is my favorite narrator, but she's very good. To summarize: great book, great writing, great heroine, and a hero to die for. Do yourself a favor and pick this one up.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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