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Juanita

South Haven, Michigan, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Bed of Roses: The Bride Quartet, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (859)
    Performance
    (469)
    Story
    (475)

    Since she was a little girl, Emma Grant has always loved romance. So it's really no surprise that she has found her calling as a wedding florist. She couldn't ask for a better job. And on the surface, Emma's love life seems to be thriving. Though men swarm around her, she still hasn't found Mr. Right. The last place she's looking is right under her nose. But that's just where Jack Cooke is.

    LeftyMom says: "Very Sweet!"
    "Mediocre At Best"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    NO; not what I expected from Ms Roberts. Not up to her usual heights. I actually had to make myself finish; kept waiting for the drama.


    Would you recommend Bed of Roses to your friends? Why or why not?

    No; and I have always been a Nora Roberts fan. I read the 1st book in this series and hoped this one would be better; it was, marginally.


    What three words best describe Angela Dawe’s performance?

    Uninspiring; and slightly annoying.


    Do you think Bed of Roses needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    I started to read the followup (book 3) hoping for a change up - I didn't get it. Unfortunately I purchased books 1 - 3... I won't be purchasing #4.


    Any additional comments?

    Disappointed in Ms Roberts after her previous trilogies and novels. I kept waiting for the drama, the suspense, excitement, etc, etc....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Full Speed

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Janet Evanovich, Charlotte Hughes
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (257)
    Performance
    (90)
    Story
    (89)

    Exciting romp features a corrupt minister, a gang of mobsters on the loose, a hound dog called Fleas, a wisecracking computer genius, and lots of love in the fast lane.

    Amy says: "Corny beyond belief... don't bother..."
    "Couldn't Finish"
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    Any additional comments?

    I wasted a credit on books 2 and 3 of the Full series. I will refrain from wasting more on this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Full Tilt

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Janet Evanovich, Charlotte Hughes
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    Overall
    (321)
    Performance
    (107)
    Story
    (108)

    A note from the author: With Full House, Charlotte Hughes and I teamed up to create an exciting new series. Now we bring you the second audiobook, Full Tilt, filled with even more fast-paced action, crazy characters, steamy sex, suspense, and nonstop hilarity. While these audios are not set in the world of Stephanie Plum, we're convinced they will bring you all the fun, wisecracks, and the adventure that we love.

    Janet says: "Fluff"
    "I wasted a Credit"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Not sure.


    Has Full Tilt turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Not the genre but the series.


    What about Lorelei King’s performance did you like?

    I like Lorelei no matter what she narrates


    Any additional comments?

    I was totally disappointed in this 2nd book in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Full House

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Janet Evanovich
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (443)
    Performance
    (149)
    Story
    (155)

    From Janet Evanovich, author of the best selling Stephanie Plum bounty hunter series, comes this romantic adventure tale written in the Plum tradition, teeming with fast-paced action, dysfunctional loveable characters, steamy sex, suspense, and lots of laughs.

    Brenda says: "It's not Plum but it's a good story."
    "Good Book"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Full House to be better than the print version?

    Yes


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Full House?

    Billie's bachelor party antics.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I'm a horse person so the antics during the polo lessons were my favorite


    Any additional comments?

    I really liked this book. I also purchased the 2nd and 3rd in the series; not so good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mimosa Grove

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Dinah McCall
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (27)

    Laurel Scanlon has the gift of sight, an ability passed down to the eldest daughter of each generation. It is this gift - curse, perhaps - drove her own mother mad and has left Laurel unwilling to trust in love...except in her dreams. Anxious for a new beginning, she decides to retreat to Mimosa Grove, an old estate outside Bayou Jean, Louisiana. Mimosa Grove belongs to Laurel now, bequeathed by her maternal grandmother. Laurel feels the history and tragedy here, and she senses something...unfinished.

    OLIVIA says: "Romance! Mystery! Espionage!"
    "Loved It.."
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    If you could sum up Mimosa Grove in three words, what would they be?

    Romantic paranormal mystery


    What other book might you compare Mimosa Grove to and why?

    Nora Roberts' Midnight Bayou. Same concept of haunted southern mansion with romance and suspense. Loved both books


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

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    We need more Dinah McCall books on audio!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Grand Sophy

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated By Clare Wille
    Overall
    (121)
    Performance
    (110)
    Story
    (107)

    Resourceful, adventurous and utterly indefatigable, Sophy is hardly the mild-mannered girl that the Rivenhalls expect when they agree to take her in. Kind-hearted Aunt Lizzy is shocked; stern Cousin Charles and his humourless fiancée Eugenia are disapproving. With her inimitable mixture of exuberance and grace Sophy soon sets about endearing herself to her family, but finds herself increasingly drawn to her cousin. Can she really be falling in love with him, and he with her? And what of his betrothal to Eugenia?

    Carol says: "Can we get it unabridged?"
    "Why butcher a classic?"
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    What disappointed you about The Grand Sophy?

    Abridged - half of the book is missing!


    What was most disappointing about Georgette Heyer’s story?

    Loved the original story.. the abridged version sucked


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

    the performance was good not Ms Wille's fault that she did not receive a complete work


    What character would you cut from The Grand Sophy?

    NONE YOU'VE ALREADY CUT HALF THE BOOK


    Any additional comments?

    If I had paid attention to the version I would never have bought this. What numb scull decided that this book should be abridged? There aught to be a law against tearing apart these classics

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Savor the Moment: The Bride Quartet, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (843)
    Performance
    (409)
    Story
    (412)

    Laurel McBane has always relied on her friends for support, especially when her dream of attending culinary school was almost ruined by her parents’ financial problems. Now Laurel is repaying the kindness of her friends by creating extravagantly luscious tiers of cakes and other confectionary delights that add the perfect touch to their clients’ weddings.

    Maha Bali says: "Very flat, but great ending"
    "I Bought Books #1-3; I won't be purchasing #4"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No; didn't finish. Just as mediocre as #1 & #2


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Didn't get that far!


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Narrator was better than for 1st book


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Vision in White: The Bride Quartet, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Emily Durante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1111)
    Performance
    (570)
    Story
    (572)

    The women at Vows - a wedding planning company in Connecticut - make it their business to create memorable events for couples sealing their bonds. And though the bonds among Parker, Emma, Mac, and Laurel may not be official, they are very real - and equally worthy of celebration.

    Mary says: "Bad Narration"
    "Not Up To Nora's Usuall Stantards"
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    What would have made Vision in White better?

    More suspense, excitement, mystery...


    What could Nora Roberts have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I have been a Nora Roberts fan for years. This was the most hohum book I have ever read.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Emily Durante’s performances?

    NO!!!


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Vision in White?

    None; why make it duller than it already is.


    Any additional comments?

    After such trilogies as 3 Sister Island; Boonesboro Inn, The Hollow, The Keys, etc.....
    I am thuroughly disappointed in this set.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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