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LeQuita

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  • In Want of a Wife

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Jo Goodman
    • Narrated By Talmadge Ragan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (113)
    Performance
    (107)
    Story
    (106)

    Jane Middlebourne needs a way out. In 1891, life in New York is unforgiving for a young woman with no prospects, especially when her family wants nothing to do with her. So when Jane discovers an ad for a mail-order bride needed in Bitter Springs, Wyoming, she responds with a hopeful heart. Rancher Morgan Longstreet is in want of a wife who will be his partner at Morning Star, someone who will work beside him and stand by him. His first impression of the fair and fragile Jane is that she is not that woman.

    Marydior says: "An enjoyable listen."
    "Love the story, not the narrator"
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    What did you like best about In Want of a Wife? What did you like least?

    I love Jo Goodman, she's a great author. I enjoyed the characters and their all written wonderfully. Lil Fin is a sweetie. Mrs. Sterling is a sweetie also. I love how she handles Morgan. Mrs. Sterling is a great motherly sort. Jane handles the change from her old life to her new life smoothly. The way she took hold of the changes and soared. Jane and Morgans love for each other is beautiful. The way she comforts Morgan when he tells her of his past and she takes him into her arms and loves him even more.

    What i like least about the book is that it felt as if the book just kept going on, and on, and on and on. Not because the book was boring, IT'S A GREAT READ. But listening to Talmadge Ragan read the book caused me to want to throw my hand up and just loose a credit and stop listening.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The love story was beautiful, how it blossomed over time. The way they finally began trusting each other and shared their secrets and it only drew them closer.


    What didn’t you like about Talmadge Ragan’s performance?

    The performance as a whole! Her narrating the story made it very hard to listen to. I wanted so many times to end the book, but since I used a credit, I didn't want to waste it. Several times her words were jumbled together. The way she pronounced each and every word, I know your suppose to enunciate your words, but the way she pronounced each and every syllable made it a not very good listen. It detracted from the story, It was as if this was Jo Goodman's first book, and i know better than that. Every book of hers that I've read have been great reads. Reading this book was better than listening to it. Inflection wasn't good enough and you couldn't tell that Jane was from New York and Morgan was from Montana. Everyone sounded the same. There was no emotion as she read. It was as if she "READ" the book vs performing the book.


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    A different narrator. I think Kirsten Potter, Joyce Bean, Xe Sands or Kate Reading would've been great narrators for this book.


    Any additional comments?

    I used a credit for this book because of the reviews that I read. Three out of four reviews were rave reviews and they really enjoyed the narrator. I'd read the book and really enjoyed it. So I wanted to listen to it and enjoy it all over again. It's amazing how you can read a book yourself and love it to pieces. Then listen to it and are crushed because you feel slighted. As if you were duped and an awful trick has been played on you.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • What a Wallflower Wants: Bad Boys & Wallflowers, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Maya Rodale
    • Narrated By Carolyn Morris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (64)
    Performance
    (61)
    Story
    (59)

    Miss Prudence Merryweather Payton has a secret. Everyone knows that she's the only graduate from her finishing school to remain unwed on her fourth season - but no one knows why. With her romantic illusions shattered after being compromised against her will, Prudence accepts a proposal even though her betrothed is not exactly a knight in shining armor. When he cowardly pushes her out of their stagecoach to divert a highwayman, she vows never to trust another man again.

    Cynthia says: "Loved this book!"
    "So Tired of Boring Books"
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    Any additional comments?

    I read all the comments about this book before using my credit. I am sorry about the rape that happens to the main character Prudnce, however, the book was still stultifying (to me). I can't even tell you what the story is about. I know that Prudence was horribly vioIated by a man that she danced with her first season. She's not danced nor has she told anyone about the violation to her. (That's actually a common occurance even today. Ladies being violated and telling anyone) She has a plan to marry someone she knows won't demand their marrital rights from her but thatplan goes ary when their coach is setupon by highwaymen. In comes John Roark. Most of the first part of the story is pretty ok. The rest of the story is where i just lost interest. I really don't care that the Love Scene wasn't that great if the story is good, you can actually take the love scene out and it'll be a good read. i wish Prudence had been stronger. But, I dont know about being violated so i don't know how it paralyzes you. So maybe that part is fine. I don't know, the book is still missing something. I passed up the second book for the third book because the review said that the seond book wasn't worth the listen. Perhaps if the narrator had been different ther book could've been better. I've been having horrible luck with audio books of late. Nothing I get is worth the credit.

    I understand the flashbacks about the rape, I can only imagine what she went through (even thought it's a character) and dealing with memories at the worst moment. But all in all, I just couldn't make it through the book. I listened to the whole book, and i'll try it again before i send it back. If i get the same result the seond time through.....i'm just going to swap books. It's turning out to be good books horrible narrators, or great narrators, terrible books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Taking It All: The Surrender Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Maya Banks
    • Narrated By Alix Dale
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (86)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (82)

    Chessy and Tate have been married for several years. In the beginning, their relationship was everything she wanted. Passionate. All-consuming. She offered her submission freely and Tate cherished her gift with a tenderness that made her feel safe. Content. Wanted. Loved beyond all measure. But as the years have gone by, Tate has become more immersed in making his business a success, and Chessy has taken a back seat to his business obligations.

    LeQuita says: "Another Horrible Read (listen)"
    "Another Horrible Read (listen)"
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    What was most disappointing about Maya Banks’s story?

    The story line, character, narrator, everyting about his book was just not good. I wish I could attach my last two reviews from the previous books to this review so I wouldn't have to type all of this again.

    Just......not a good book. There's really nothing good I can say about this book. 7hours 20min of listening time was 5 hours and 20 mins too long.

    Just a bad book overall...


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Giving In: The Surrender Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Maya Banks
    • Narrated By Alix Dale
    Overall
    (117)
    Performance
    (108)
    Story
    (107)

    In her sensational Breathless Trilogy, New York Times best-selling author Maya Banks tested the boundaries of desire. In her new trilogy, there’s only one thing left to do: cross them. Now, the story continues as one woman, haunted by the shadows of the past, explores the possibilities of a new beginning in ways she never could have imagined.…

    Justagirl says: "The Narrator ruined it for me"
    "Such a awful listen...."
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    No One I Know.


    What could Maya Banks have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    When I got the first book, I got the entire trilogy. What a waste. It's as bad as the first one. I wish I could attach my review from book one onto this review. Very disappointed in Mrs. Banks with this trilogy. All of her other books that I've read (KGI, Pregnancy series, both Highlander Series) have been out of sight. DO NOT WASTE YOUR CREDIT ON THIS OR THE OTHER BOOKS IN THE TRILOGY.

    It's nothing like Brethless or Coulters, not even close to being good.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Alix Dale?

    Kristen Potter off the top of my head. Rosalyn Landor does a good American accent, Julia Gibson perhaps would've been better than Alix Dale.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Giving In?

    The Entire Book


    Any additional comments?

    DON'T WASTE YOUR CREDIT OR MONEY ON THIS BOOK.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Letting Go: The Surrender Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Maya Banks
    • Narrated By Alix Dale
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (224)
    Performance
    (207)
    Story
    (210)

    Josslyn found perfection once, and she knows she’ll never find it again. Now widowed, she seeks the one thing her beloved husband couldn’t give her: dominance. Lonely, searching for an outlet for her grief and wanting only a brief taste of the perfection she once enjoyed, she seeks what she’s looking for at an exclusive club that caters to people indulging in their most hedonistic fantasies. She never imagined that what she’d find would be the one man who’s long been a source of comfort - and secret longing. Her husband’s best friend....

    Candateshia Pafford says: "Well... ..."
    "What In the Hell!!! A waisted credit."
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    More story, less drivel, more story. Never to use this narrator ever again.


    What could Maya Banks have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Perhaps had a different narrator. The narration in the book was just awful. Every character sounded as if they were whining. Oh my word, I actually watched television, read a real book as well as talked on the phone and all those things were more interesting than this book.
    It was such a cheesy story. I know that we read as an excape, but could we please have something that sounds plausible! I can understand that Joss, didn't want to let her friends know that she wanted something different from the norm.
    The repetitive lines were nerve wrecking. I wanted to throw my tablet at least 100 times while listening to this horrible story.

    I just knew that since it was a Maya Banks that it would be a good book. But for some reason all of her books are begining to sound and read just like all of her other books. The only difference is that she changed the character names.

    And this narrator, Alix Dale, should never be used for narrating again. Perhaps it was her voice and the voices she chose for the characters that made the book horrible. The ending syllabal of each word, she goes up. What is that about? It sounds as if she's forcing the word from her lungs. Every sentence (at least in my opinion) they all sound the same. The men in this book and the other books in this Trilogy, are the most whinniest men i've ever heard.

    I 100% agree with the other negative reviews about this book. I can't remember if i've said this already or not, but, it's as if when she began writing this book that she was grasping at straws trying to put something on paper, How in the world did she get so many great reviews on this book???


    What didn’t you like about Alix Dale’s performance?

    Her as a narrator. Maybe she's good at narrating childrens books but adult books, no way jose. Her voice is too nasaly and very whiney.


    What character would you cut from Letting Go?

    The entire book.


    Any additional comments?

    Oh My Word, 11 hours for this book was 8 hours to many. It was as if she was grasping as straws when she wrote this trilogy.

    That's why I love Audible.com, if you don't like the book, you can return it and try another one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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