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J-9

Cary, NC, United States

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  • Her Husband's Harlot: Mayhem in Mayfair, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Grace Callaway
    • Narrated By Erin Mallon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (171)
    Performance
    (153)
    Story
    (152)

    After a disastrous wedding night, proper Lady Helena Harteford fears for the fate of her new marriage. Disguised as a doxy, she tracks her husband down at a bawdy house to reason with him...and instead discovers the thrill of forbidden passion. An innocent ruse turns into a risky deception; how far will this once-wallflower go to win her husband's love?

    Bettina says: "Love, love, love this hot romance!!!"
    "Good, Not Great - Narrator Not Great"
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    The narrator is an excellent reader and enjoyable to listen to; however, when she starts performing the characters it is not very good. I probably will not buy another book performed by this narrator. If the next book in the series was available with a different narrator, I'd probably listen to it, but there aren't another books by this author available.

    The book and the story were just okay - not great!

    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • The Reckoning

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Jane Casey
    • Narrated By Sarah Coomes
    Overall
    (49)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (42)

    To the public, he’s a hero: a brutal killer who targets sex offenders. To most of London’s police force, he’s the suspect in a gruesome, time-consuming case to be avoided. But to Detective Constable Maeve Kerrigan, he’s a murderer - no matter the sins of his victims - and catching him is her job. Assigned to the case with the division’s unreadable new DI, Josh Derwent, young and inexperienced Maeve is determined to prove she has what it takes to make it as a female in the tough world of the London police.

    Frank Lawrence says: "WoW!"
    "I Liked it and would recommend it!"
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    Would you listen to The Reckoning again? Why?

    Yes, I will likely listen to this story again.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like Maeve. I think she is a great character and is a good junior detective. I like that the book not only has murder, but also romance. It's a good mix.


    What about Sarah Coomes’s performance did you like?

    I thought Sarah Coomes did a great job with this book. I have other books narrated by Sarah Coomes and I think she is definitely improving with her narrations. I will continue to buy books narrated by her. Occasionally it was hard to tell differences in her characters, but overall she did a great job.


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

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm looking forward to the next book in the series! I hope that all of the books in this series eventually get added to Audible!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Queen of Hearts

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (556)
    Performance
    (518)
    Story
    (519)

    Lady Georgiana Rannoch, 35th in line for the British throne, knows how to play the part of an almost royal - but now she's off to Hollywood, where she must reprise her role as sleuth or risk starring in an all-too-convincing death scene...

    Calliope says: "Good but not her best"
    "Love Georgie & Darcy............but"
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    Would you try another book from Rhys Bowen and/or Katherine Kellgren?

    I would definitely try more books from both Bowen and Kellgren. I've listened to all of the books in the Royal Spyness Mystery series and some of them I have loved. Katherine Kellgren ALWAYS delivers an exciting narration.


    What does Katherine Kellgren bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I am not sure that I would have enjoyed reading these books as much as I have enjoyed listening to the narration. Katherine Kellgren brings every character to life and combined with the great writing of Rhys Bowen, I feel like I know these characters and I can see them clearly in my imagination as I listen to the books.


    Was Queen of Hearts worth the listening time?

    I think that the whole series is just a lot of fun, but I really want Darcy to come into some cash so that he and Georgie can get married. The fact that Georgie never knows when and where she will see Darcy again and then he just happens to be in the same location as Georgie is getting old. I did enjoy Georgie's trip to America and her interaction with "the stars".


    Any additional comments?

    SPOILERS: I think these books are REALLY cute, but I think this book had a few issues. I didn't like that Georgie solved the mysteries in this book without Darcy. If Scotland Yard is sending Darcy on these cases and he would like to get paid for the work then he should solve the mysteries. I think it's great for Georgie to help, but Darcy left on what basically ended up a wild goose chase while Georgie solved the mysteries. I would really like to see Georgie and Darcy married and solving these mysteries together. Now that would be fun!!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Prodigal Summer

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Barbara Kingsolver
    • Narrated By Barbara Kingsolver
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (849)
    Performance
    (409)
    Story
    (413)

    Prodigal Summer weaves together three stories of human love within a larger tapestry of lives in southern Appalachia. At the heart of these intertwined narratives is a den of coyotes that have recently migrated into the region. Deanna Wolfe, a reclusive wildlife biologist, watches them from an isolated mountain cabin where she is caught off-guard by Eddie Bondo, a young hunter who comes to invade her most private spaces and her solitary life.

    Lily says: "Amazing!"
    "Totally enjoyed this book - but not for everyone!"
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    What did you love best about Prodigal Summer?

    I loved the three ongoing stories and I loved Garnet. What a prude.


    What about Barbara Kingsolver’s performance did you like?

    I thought Ms. Kingsolver did a great job with the narration. I really enjoyed her inflection and her southern accent.


    Any additional comments?

    I have to say that I was hoping for a different ending. Each story line wrapped up - sort of - but not completely. I almost feel like Ms. Kingslover needed to just finish the book and I thought it could have gone on a little longer and wrapped up a little better.

    This book is not for everyone. You need an appreciation of nature. Ms. Kingslover had to do an incredible amount of research to write this book. I learned a lot. I really enjoyed this book and I'm sure I'll listen to it again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla: Pink Carnation, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Lauren Willig
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (61)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (56)

    In October of 1806, the Little Season is in full swing, and Sally Fitzhugh has had enough of the endless parties and balls. With a rampant vampire craze sparked by the novel The Convent of Orsino, it seems no one can speak of anything else. But when Sally hears a rumor that the reclusive Duke of Belliston is an actual vampire, she cannot resist the challenge of proving such nonsense false. At a ball in Belliston Square, she ventures across the gardens and encounters the mysterious Duke.

    Marianne says: "Great addition to the series"
    "Really enjoyed this book!"
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    I really enjoyed this book and I love Sally and Lucien, but I missed Ms. Gwen and Jane. I know that Ms. Gwen was included in the book, but her role was minimal. I actually think that I liked Eloise's and Collin's story the best. I can't wait to see what happens with them in the next book.

    I really do love the Pink Carnation series. Lauren Willig is such a talented writer. She can take you back in time 200 plus years or 10 years and make you feel like you are right there with the characters. I enjoy her books so much!

    Kate Reading's narration is PERFECT - PERFECT!!!! She switches between an American accent and British accent without any problems and makes every single character believable and brings them to life.

    The combination of Ms. Willig and Ms. Reading is spot on!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Divas Do Tell: The Dixie Diva Mystery Series, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Virginia Brown
    • Narrated By Karen Commins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (61)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (58)

    Lights! Camera! Murder! Trinket and the gang, beware! Hollywood descends on Holly Springs, and soon it’s up to the Divas to keep the stars from falling like magnolia blooms in a trailer-park tornado. Someone doesn’t want dark secrets under the holly to reach the big screen. He - or she - is willing to kill locals, movie stars, and maybe even Divas to stop it. Diva-sister Dixie Lee Forsythe wrote the juicy tell-all about a Mississippi town very much like Holly Springs, and a lot of townsfolk would be happy to strangle her.

    J-9 says: "Narration brings book to life!!"
    "Narration brings book to life!!"
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    I have listened to all of the Dixie Diva books and although these may not be the most scientific or have real life consequences, I am in love with these characters. I feel like I know all of them personally and I want to be a Dixie Diva. Being a southerner myself I can completely relate to a lot of the southern sayings and opinions/thoughts. Some are just so funny, but you may have to be a southerner to "get" them.

    Trinket and Bitty are my favorites. I love their squabbles and I think that Karen Commings has brought these characters to life. Sometimes I laugh out at their antics.

    Karen has ensured consistency of the characters between all of the books and that makes it very easy to flow from one book to the next.

    I don't think these books would be a great "read", but I can tell you that they are a FANTASTIC "listen." I love them!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Devil's Heart: The Chattan Curse, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Cathy Maxwell
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (86)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (82)

    They call her the Unattainable. Lady Margaret Chattan spurned every suitor for her hand, vowing never to marry. The only way to break the curse plaguing her family for two centuries is this ultimate sacrifice. But now her brothers' lives are in danger. Determined to save them, she risks her very soul by traveling into the heart of the Highlands to battle a force that has transcended time.

    Cam says: "Phew. Glad I read this book in the series first!!"
    "Great Series Ending!"
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    I really enjoyed this series and I thought this was a great story to end with. The story was believable even though it had a bit of a historical mystical tale. The characters were very well developed, but you need to listen to the first two books in the series before listening to this final book. It is a very good series, but I wouldn't recommend the books as standalone books.

    The narrator is one of my all time favorites. She's fantastic.

    Great series and a great story. Well worth the credit.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Never Seduce a Scot: Montgomerys and Armstrongs, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Maya Banks
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1769)
    Performance
    (1613)
    Story
    (1615)

    Eveline Armstrong is fiercely loved and protected by her powerful clan, but outsiders consider her "touched." Beautiful, fey, with a level, intent gaze, she doesn't speak. No one, not even her family, knows that she cannot hear. Content with her life of seclusion, Eveline has taught herself to read lips and allows the outside world to view her as daft. But when an arranged marriage into a rival clan makes Graeme Montgomery her husband, Eveline accepts her duty -unprepared for the delights to come.

    CAROLYN says: "OMG - NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL A GREAT LISTEN"
    "Great Story!"
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    Maya Banks delivered!!!! The story was very good and it provides the set up for a very good series. I like that Evaline was hearing impaired although her ability to speak was one of the hardest things to believe due to the fact that this book is narrated. The narrator cannot really speak like a deaf person who hasn't spoken in three years, but regardless, she did a great job.

    Very good and would highly recommend.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lady Mistaken: Le Debauche Club

    • UNABRIDGED (57 mins)
    • By Aubrey Beck
    • Narrated By Tristan Hunt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (21)

    When Miss Grace Garwood tries to retrieve her younger brother from the notorious Le Débauché Club, she somehow finds herself wrapped in the arms of the wicked and very handsome Lord Simon Berridge. Her life may never be the same.

    Robin in Vermont says: "Tristan Hunt is the bomb!"
    "Super duper HOT!!!"
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    A very HOT and steamy short romance. I didn't care for the back door activities, but the romance was believable. Excellent narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Just One Night (Le Débauché Club)

    • UNABRIDGED (47 mins)
    • By Aubrey Beck
    • Narrated By Tristan Hunt
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    Good things come to those who wait, and James Armstrong, the depraved Earl of Haswell, has been waiting a very long time to spend Just One Night with the widowed Lady Alnwick - a night that neither of them will ever forget.

    Robin in Vermont says: "I could become a Tristan Hunt-aholic"
    "HOT HOT HOT"
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    A very hot short super steamy romance. I don't care for the "rear end" activities, but the romance is believable. Good short steamy romance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Highlander Most Wanted: Montgomerys and Armstrongs, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Maya Banks
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (784)
    Performance
    (726)
    Story
    (728)

    Genevieve McInnis is locked behind the fortified walls of McHugh Keep, captive of a cruel laird who takes great pleasure in ruining her for any other man. Yet when Bowen Montgomery storms the gates on a mission of clan warfare, Genevieve finds that her spirit is bent but not broken. Still, her path toward freedom remains uncertain. Unable to bear the shame of returning to a family that believes her dead or to abandon others at the keep to an imposing new laird, Genevieve opts for the peaceful life of an abbess. But Bowen's rugged sensuality stirs something deep inside her that longs to be awakened by his patient, gentle caress - something warm, wicked, and tempting.

    Leesa says: "A strong, intelligent, courageous woman"
    "Very Good!"
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    Maya Banks always delivers a solid historical Scottish romance. I am always confident that I'll enjoy her story and really like her characters. Now I'm stuck waiting on the next book in the series.

    The narrator was very good. She has narrated the other Scottish romance novels for Maya Banks and like Maya, she always delivers.

    Good use of credit!!!! Can't wait for the next book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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