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Jody

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  • Barely Breathing: Breathing, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Rebecca Donovan
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (531)
    Performance
    (493)
    Story
    (497)

    “I’ve spent most of my life trying to make it to a future that still hasn’t happened, or avoid a past that won’t let me go. I don’t remember when I’ve ever just stopped to live in the present, to hold on to the seconds I’m in.”Emma Thomas’s struggle with an abusive home life came to a heart-pounding conclusion in the final chapters of Reason to Breathe, the first installment of The Breathing Series — Rebecca’s Donovan’s bestselling romantic thriller (USA Today). Now her secret life has been exposed, and her tormentor can’t hurt her anymore. Yet, some are still haunted by that night. The bruises may have faded, but scars and fears remain. How will she reclaim her life when she’s barely breathing?

    Tonya says: "Again, what a great story."
    "SO SAD- but oh so GOOD!"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Where does Barely Breathing rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It ranks in my top 5 favorite overall books!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the continued great story writing from the author. She does such an amazing job with the story line.


    What about Kate Rudd’s performance did you like?

    Kate Rudd does a great job with voice/personality mix- you feel every emotion of each character.


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

    I can't say I was moved, but heart broken for Evan and Emma toward the end. I just cried and cried.


    Any additional comments?

    I think this series is worth several credits!!! I will listen again to this series as soon as my heart settles and the tears stop.

    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
    (3449)
    Performance
    (3129)
    Story
    (3145)

    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?"
    "Depressing- but yes still good"
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    Where does Me Before You rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It ranks probably it my top 20 overall favorite books.


    What other book might you compare Me Before You to and why?

    I don't know what to compare this book to, I have not read anything like this book before.


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

    She brings a personality and probably more emotion than if I had just read this book.


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

    Yes and No, it was so sad at time that I needed a break from it.


    Any additional comments?

    Is it worth a credit? Yes and No--- I hated and loved this book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beneath This Man

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Jodi Ellen Malpas
    • Narrated By Edita Brychta
    Overall
    (683)
    Performance
    (633)
    Story
    (640)

    Jesse Ward drowned her with his intensity and blindsided her with his passion, but he kept her away from his dark secrets and broken soul. Leaving him was the only way Ava O'Shea could survive. She should have known that Jesse Ward is impossible to escape - and now he's back in her life, determined to remind her of the sensual pleasures they had shared. Ava is equally determined to get at the truth beneath this man's steely exterior. That means letting herself get close to the Lord of the Manor once more.

    Leesa says: "I'm so involved"
    "KEEPS GETTING BETTER!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes and No- It is in my top 10 favorite romance series, but not everyone will love this series because others want something different or more. For me it is what I needed for my "Crossfire Series-by Sylvia Day" addiction. I loved this, but it might not be for everyone. If you loved the first book in this series you will love this one too.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the whole book! Nothing stands out, but that can be because I am writing this review a little after I read the book. I just know I love this and I will listen to this series again!


    Have you listened to any of Edita Brychta’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, but she did great!


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

    Yes, I wanted to know what was going to happen between Ava and Jesse.


    Any additional comments?

    Worth a credit if you loved the first book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • This Man: This Man Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Jodi Ellen Malpas
    • Narrated By Edita Brychta
    Overall
    (898)
    Performance
    (841)
    Story
    (847)

    Young interior designer Ava O'Shea has no idea what awaits her at the Manor. A run-of-the-mill consultation with a stodgy country gent seems likely, but what Ava finds instead is Jesse Ward - a devastatingly handsome, utterly confident, pleasure-seeking playboy who knows no boundaries. Ava doesn't want to be attracted to this man, and yet she can't control the overwhelming desire that he stirs in her. She knows that her heart will never survive him and her instinct is telling her to run, but Jesse is not willing to let her go. He wants her and is determined to have her.

    Katheryne says: "Wash. Rinse. Repeat."
    "Hard to get into- But once I did-WOW!"
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    Where does This Man rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This series is in my favorite top 10 romance series. I like the possessive strong alpha male, with the feisty independent woman.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I like Ava and Jesse Ward equally because of their strong personalities and their definite attraction to each other.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I can't pick a scene that is my favorite because there were so many.


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

    "Hot, Hot!"


    Any additional comments?

    If you like 50 shades of Grey and Crossfire series, then you will love this series and it is worth a credit!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Reason to Breathe: Breathing, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Rebecca Donovan
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (803)
    Performance
    (744)
    Story
    (741)

    In the affluent town of Weslyn, Connecticut, where most people worry about what to be seen in and who to be seen with, Emma Thomas would rather not be seen at all. She’s more concerned with feigning perfection - pulling down her sleeves to conceal the bruises, not wanting anyone to know how far from perfect her life truly is. Without expecting it, she finds love. It challenges her to recognize her own worth - at the risk of revealing the terrible secret she’s desperate to hide.

    Nancy Devault says: "Awesome"
    "OH I CRIED AND CRIED-STILL LOVE THIS!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    YES, I have recommended this to several people and they have loved it as much as I did.


    What other book might you compare Reason to Breathe to and why?

    Hopeless, Sea of Tranquility, The boy who sneaks in my bedroom window- these all have stories of abuse or hurt by someone.


    Have you listened to any of Kate Rudd’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, I love Kate Rudd, she did an excellent job.


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

    Yes, I stayed up late at night and cried as I listened to this book.


    Any additional comments?

    This is worth a credit!!! I would listen to this again- but it is heartbreaking and I need something else brighter or hotter before I listen to this again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sharp Objects

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Ann Marie Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3601)
    Performance
    (2876)
    Story
    (2897)

    Words are like a road map to reporter Camille Preaker's troubled past. Fresh from a brief stay at a psychiatric hospital, Camille's first assignment from the second-rate daily paper where she works brings her reluctantly back to her hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls.

    Kelley says: "I agree with Stephen King"
    "WOW- Distrubing- LOVE This book!"
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    Would you listen to Sharp Objects again? Why?

    Yes, but it was very disturbing- there were a lot of weird things going on-- It was hard to figure out.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I would have to say, Camille Preaker. It was interesting to know her hesitation to going back home to get the story of a missing child for the paper she worked for.


    What does Ann Marie Lee bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She brings to life each of the characters- she brings a different personality for each voice.


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

    Yes, I could not get enough of this story. I wanted to know what happened.


    Any additional comments?

    Worth a credit? YES!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Effortless

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By S. C. Stephens
    • Narrated By Rebekkah Ross
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (641)
    Performance
    (595)
    Story
    (599)

    After being caught in the middle of a love triangle which led to a devastating betrayal, Kiera pledged to learn from the mistakes she’d made. She was determined to never again inflict that kind of pain on anyone, especially the soulful, talented man who held her heart. But life offers new challenges for every relationship, and when Kiera’s love is put to the ultimate test, will it survive? Love is easy...trust is hard.

    Lucina says: ""Mornin""
    "I LOVE KELLAN AND KIERA's story!!"
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    Where does Effortless rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Effortless, ranks in my top 10 favorite series overall and probably top 5 for romance. It kept me in knots, I feel like I know these characters and I want everything to work out. Great job by the author.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I love Anna- I don't know if she is my very favorite. She is wild and crazy and it does catch up to her, but she is a great character for the story. Kellan and Kiera are my favorite characters.


    Have you listened to any of Rebekkah Ross’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have only listened to her in the first book, Thoughtless. I feel like she gets better with each book.


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

    The tag line? Maybe, "Is love enough, in a long distance relationship." I don't know if that counts as a tag line- but it is how I feel about this book.


    Any additional comments?

    It is worth a credit if you are invested in Kellan and Kiera!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fueled: Driven Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By K. Bromberg
    • Narrated By Tatiana Sokolov, Sean Crisden
    Overall
    (403)
    Performance
    (376)
    Story
    (378)

    Colton stole my heart. He wasn't supposed to, and I sure as hell didn't want him to, but he crashed into my life, ignited feelings within me that I thought had died forever, and fueled a passion that I never knew could exist. Rylee fell out of that damn storage closet and into my life. Now I don't think I'll ever be the same. She's seen glimpses of the darkness within me, and yet she's still here. Still fighting for me. She is without a doubt the saint and I am most definitely the sinner.

    kezia says: "Very entertaining"
    "Oh my, Oh my! Loving this series!"
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    Would you listen to Fueled again? Why?

    Yes, It was a great story with a great narrator.


    What other book might you compare Fueled to and why?

    I would compare Fueled to books like, "Crossfire Series," by Sylvia Day. A troubled strong Alpha-HOT male character struggling with his past.


    What does Tatiana Sokolov and Sean Crisden bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Oh I loved that this book had 2 different voices- A great female voice and a great male voice. It brought the characters more to life. I love listening rather than reading, because I am able to get a lot of work done around my house and I commute a lot.


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

    Yes, sadly I did have to pause for some sleep. I finished this book real fast, anxious for the next and last in the series.


    Any additional comments?

    This series is worth a credit!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Thoughtless

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By S. C. Stephens
    • Narrated By Rebekkah Ross
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (833)
    Performance
    (782)
    Story
    (794)

    For almost two years now, Kiera’s boyfriend, Denny, has been everything she’s ever wanted: loving, tender, and endlessly devoted to her. When they head off to a new city to start their lives together - Denny at his dream job and Kiera at a top-notch university - everything seems perfect. Then an unforeseen obligation forces the happy couple apart. Feeling lonely, confused, and in need of comfort, Kiera turns to an unexpected source - a local rock star named Kellan Kyle. At first, he’s purely a friend she can lean on, but as her loneliness grows, so does their relationship. And then one night everything changes....

    Candateshia Pafford says: "What a shocker!"
    "Great Series! Caution-may spoil the book for you"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Thoughtless to be better than the print version?

    I did not read the print version, but loved the audio version.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Thoughtless?

    Most memorable moment is when everything finally came crashing down. My stomach hurt with all the lies, I was glad when it finally all came out.


    Which character – as performed by Rebekkah Ross – was your favorite?

    Probably Kiera. It took me a minute to get used to Rebekkah Ross' voice, but once I did it was great. She did a good job with all the character voices.


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

    Yes, but it was very difficult to listen to it all in one sitting- 20 hours is a long book. Needless to say, I lost a lot of sleep.


    Any additional comments?

    It is worth a credit!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Driven: Driven Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 1 min)
    • By K. Bromberg
    • Narrated By Tatiana Sokolov
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (550)
    Performance
    (515)
    Story
    (519)

    In a world full of willing women, I'm a challenge to the roguish and achingly handsome Colton Donavan. A man used to getting exactly what he wants in all aspects of life. He's the reckless bad boy constantly skating that razor-thin edge toward out of control, on and off of the track.

    Dalmania says: "Not Driven Far Enough"
    "LOVE THIS SERIES!!!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Driven to be better than the print version?

    I didn't read the print version, but I love the audio version. Some of the other reviews said they didn't like Tatiana Sokolov voice, I thought it was perfect. She did a great job with the different characters voices too! I have returned audio books because of some of the other narrators voices, but Tatiana's was very fitting and perfect for this series.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Driven?

    The whole book was a memorable moment!


    Have you listened to any of Tatiana Sokolov’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not, but will listen to more of her narrations she does a GREAT job!


    Any additional comments?

    Definitely worth a credit!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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