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Janet

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Member Since 2009

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  • 18 reviews
  • 20 ratings
  • 511 titles in library
  • 61 purchased in 2014
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  • A Place to Call Home

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Deborah Smith
    • Narrated By Kymberly Dakin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (266)
    Performance
    (232)
    Story
    (233)

    Twenty years ago, Claire Maloney was the willful, pampered, tomboyish daughter of the town's most respected family, but that didn't stop her from befriending Roan Sullivan, a fierce, motherless boy who lived in a rusted-out trailer amid junked cars. No one in Dunderry, Georgia - least of all Claire's family - could understand the bond between these two mavericks. But Roan and Claire belonged together...until the dark afternoon when violence and terror overtook them, and Roan disappeared from Claire's life.

    Kimberly says: "Great book!"
    "Among the BEST in my library"
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    I have this on my library for some time now and i just finished re-reading it. Claire and Roan are true characters brought to life by Deborah Smith. There were certain circumstances to the story which i can relate to. Life of people i know, not the same but the upheavals of family and townspeople drama.

    Their childhood connection brought them back together despite the long and arduous years apart. Roan recreated his own family when he took a young boy into his care and brought him as his son, only...... And Claire, she stayed true to her heart. The heartbreak, the inspiration, and hope of life together with Roan was almost a never.

    It's a long enjoyable and at the same time a frustrating listen because when it was over, I was lost and looking for more of their story. I enjoyed listening to the narrator too. I'm actually trying to get all Deborah Smith's audiobooks slowly.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Me Before You: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Jojo Moyes
    • Narrated By Susan Lyons, Anna Bentink, Steven Crossley, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3548)
    Performance
    (3215)
    Story
    (3233)

    Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life - steady boyfriend, close family - who has never been farther afield than her tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life - big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel - and now he's pretty sure he cannot live the way he is. Will is acerbic, moody, bossy - but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected.

    Michael says: "Who or What defines Quality of Life?"
    "Another Credit Worthy"
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    Another first in my library. I wish for a different ending but then it would be classified as nothing new. the provocative decision of Will Traynor is something I cannot reconcile with.

    A very good listen and no credit regrets.



    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl with All the Gifts

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By M. R. Carey
    • Narrated By Finty Williams
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1058)
    Performance
    (974)
    Story
    (978)

    Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her "our little genius". Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh. Melanie loves school. She loves learning about spelling and sums and the world outside the classroom and the children's cells. She tells her favorite teacher all the things she'll do when she grows up. Melanie doesn't know why this makes Miss Justineau look sad.

    Marci says: "It was good, not great"
    "Credit Worthy"
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    My first book on this genre. it's been weeks since I tapped finished from listening to this book but I'm still feeling Melanie's desire of more stories from her favorite teacher, her confusions, her affections and dreams of going home to beacon. How special she is. All the secondary characters were truthfully presented which made them all alive and real.

    Very very good.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Texas Princess: A Whispering Mountain Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Jodi Thomas
    • Narrated By Linda Stephens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (107)
    Performance
    (63)
    Story
    (61)

    RITA Award winner Jodi Thomas continues her Whispering Mountain series with this second installment. Horse breeder Tobin McMurray doesn’t venture too far from his homestead. But when a Texas senator offers Tobin handsome compensation to deliver a horse to his daughter and teach her how to ride, he grudgingly agrees. Soon Tobin finds himself falling in love with the beautiful woman—but their budding romance is headed straight for danger.

    Mary says: "Thoroughly enjoyable"
    "Can't get over it"
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    Jodi Thomas weaves a very fine story in Whispering Mountain Novels. Each book tells the story of each MacMurray. I never regretted starting with Taegan's book, then Sage and ended with Tobin which is the 2nd of the series.

    I love the author for making each story a stand alone despite the connection of each characters. Im having difficulty getting over the series and im looking forward for the missing books from audible.

    As for the narrator, Linda Stephens kind of grew on me and cant have any other to narrate the missing books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Walking Disaster: Disaster, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Jamie McGuire
    • Narrated By Dan Bittner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (769)
    Performance
    (717)
    Story
    (729)

    Travis Maddox learned two things from his mother before she died: Love hard. Fight harder. In Walking Disaster, the life of Travis is full of fast women, underground gambling, and violence. Just when he thought he was invincible, Abby Abernathy brings him to his knees. Every story has two sides. In Jamie McGuire's New York Times best seller Beautiful Disaster, Abby had her say. Now it's time to see the story through Travis's eyes.

    Candateshia Pafford says: "Simple AMAZING! Better than Book 1!"
    "Better than Book 1"
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    Travis and Abby...What a joy. From the perspective of Travis, I rate Book 2 better than the first book of the series. I hardly notice the genre.

    Jaime Mcguire showed Travis a man capable of accepting tears, fear and heartbreak without sounding cheesy. Dan Bittner was brilliant in his narration.

    Lastly, I enjoyed the epilogue. Good job to both author and narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Beautiful Disaster

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Jamie McGuire
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1309)
    Performance
    (1201)
    Story
    (1221)

    The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate number of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance from the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University's Walking One-Night Stand. Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby needs—and wants—to avoid.

    Guiselle says: "5 things you should know before buying this book"
    "Beautiful Disaster"
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    The title pretty sums it up for me. Beautiful story of a toughie Travis goes sappy over Abby. Disaster in parts when Abby took care of her father's business, i felt the author partly ran away from a solid beginning but recovered well to deliver a very good ending. And as a sucker for HEA, I even forgot this book neither falls under young adult nor chick flick. But who cares, I enjoyed listening till the end. It's a beautiful disaster indeed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Overseas

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Beatriz Williams
    • Narrated By January LaVoy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (291)
    Performance
    (254)
    Story
    (253)

    When twenty-something Wall Street analyst Kate Wilson attracts the notice of the legendary Julian Laurence at a business meeting, no one’s more surprised than she is. Julian’s relentless energy and his extraordinary intellect electrify her, but she’s baffled by his sudden interest. Why would this handsome British billionaire—Manhattan’s most eligible bachelor—pursue a pretty but bookish young banker who hasn’t had a boyfriend since college?

    Cassie says: "I WANT ONE!!!"
    "Simply WOW"
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    Wow! what an engrossing listen.

    The time traveling from present to WW1 was the most confusing and most engrossing listen. I completely lost myself listening to this story. Im heartsick with longing for the story to be longer for Kate and Julian.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Poughkeepsie

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Debra Anastasia
    • Narrated By Marti Dumas
    Overall
    (97)
    Performance
    (90)
    Story
    (91)

    He counts her smiles every day and night at the train station. And morning and evening, the beautiful commuter acknowledges him - just like she does everyone else on the platform. But Blake Hartt is not like the others...he's homeless. Memories of a broken childhood have robbed him of peace and twisted delusions into his soul. He stays secluded from the sun, sure the world would run from him in the harsh light of day....

    Boredom says: "Absolutely loved this book couldn't put it down"
    "Engrossing Story - Disaster Edition"
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    I had serious doubt about the story but i'm glad i took the chance on this book.

    The bond that ties the main characters - Blake, Beckett and Cole, given their extreme life choices makes me wish for a brother like them. Throw in the loyal Mouse, whose passion for knitting is just the thing of contradictions. There were moments where i cant help guffawing on the author"s personification of Mouse, Beckett, Eve, Kyle and Livia's Dad. Some dialogues are just fun to listen to despite Beckets' needs-to-wash language.

    The narrator tried her best which was okay with me, but the edition was disaster. I believe whoever did the edition slept throughout the process.

    Nevertheless, i dont regret downloading this book. Just for the story alone - Its between 4 to 5 stars.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tamed by a Highlander: The Children of the Mist Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Paula Quinn
    • Narrated By Carrington MacDuffie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (295)
    Performance
    (244)
    Story
    (246)

    Mairi MacGregor hoped to never again lay eyes on Connor Grant. She was ten and one when he promised her he would one day build them a home in her beloved Highlands, spending their lives together. But she was 10 and seven and foolishly weeping when he rode out of the Highlands to join the English Royal Army. She wouldn’t be so foolish as to waste tears on him now. Devoted to her beloved Scotland, Mairi believes Connor is a turncoat and a liar, and there’s nothing she despises more than that.

    Amazon Customer says: "VT. FAN"
    "Captivating Series"
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    The third in the series and still captivating

    After the fall of her brothers into domesticated bliss, Mairi won't settle for less, even to the one and only man she had. Listen up Connor Grant.

    Paula Quinn has created what series are made for, captivating until the last moment. Carrington MacDuffie just made it more so.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Seduced by a Highlander: The Children of the Mist Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Paula Quinn
    • Narrated By Carrington MacDuffie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (436)
    Performance
    (295)
    Story
    (303)

    Tristan MacGregor is famed throughout the Highlands as a silver-tongued seducer and an unrepentant rogue. Bold and charming, he’s dallied with many women, yet none as mysterious as the lass he steals a kiss from at king’s court. Little does he know this beauty is one of his clan’s greatest enemies.

    Judy says: "I Love Tristan!"
    "Simply Seduced"
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    What made Tristan story more engrossing is Isobel and her outrageous younger brothers. Being the only female in the family to care for all types of male personalities was tiresome and rewarding at the same time.

    I love the fact that Miss Quinn let Isobel's brothers run amok with Tristan, and not be intimidated by the Devil MacGregor.

    Tristan's colorful love life ends with a worthy end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ravished by a Highlander: The Children of the Mist Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Paula Quinn
    • Narrated By Carrington MacDuffie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (700)
    Performance
    (505)
    Story
    (509)

    Davina Montgomery is no ordinary English lady. For her own protection, she’s been locked away from society, her true identity the Crown’s most closely guarded secret. Until a shocking betrayal—and a bold rescue—land her in the arms of a fierce Highlander, a powerful warrior whose searing gaze and tantalizing touch awaken her body and soul.

    Judy says: "Love those highlanders!"
    "I'm Ravished"
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    My goodness, if there is a portal opening to this particular MacGregor era, id be the first to sign in, Paula Quinn please don't fail to announce it. This series got me tied so good and robbed from my routine.

    A Big 5 to both the author and the narrator. Even after I finished listening, the burr and the brawny highlanders kept ringing and filling my head. I even caught myself repeating the dialogues. Ravished indeed.

    Verra verra much a credit worthy listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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