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burnaby, British Columbia, Canada | Member Since 2005

  • 6 reviews
  • 20 ratings
  • 325 titles in library
  • 18 purchased in 2014

  • Maybe This Time

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Jennifer Crusie
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    When Andie tries to gain closure with her ex-husband, he asks one final favor of her. A distant cousin has died and left North the guardian of two orphans. When Andie meets the two children, she realizes the situation is much worse than she feared. Carter and Alice aren’t your average delinquents, and the creepy old house where they live is being run by the worst housekeeper since Mrs. Danvers. Complicating matters is Andie’s fiancé’s suspicion that this is all a plan by North to get Andie back.

    Jessica says: "Loved This Book"
    "Fun story, would listen again"

    This is a fun listen, though it should be noted that this book does not bring a realistic storyline or characters. But if you willingly suspend your sense of what is supposed to be, and what real has to be, it makes this book a good time.
    It is a well written book with a lot of good quips and quirky characters. I truly enjoyed the plot of abandoned children and a haunted house, with the background of a lasting love. The young girl and boy will break your heart and the obvious and overused extended family help ease the main characters development.
    I really liked the narrator. Most of the characters had distinct and natural voices, that made it a pleasure to listen to, although a few were slightly grating. I chose this book based on the narrator, as i really enjoyed her in Brenda Novak trilogy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cancer Schmancer

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Fran Drescher
    • Narrated By Fran Drescher

    Part inspirational cancer-survival story, part memoir-as-laugh-riot, Fran Drescher's new book picks up where Enter Whining left off. After her marriage ended, her TV series was cancelled, and her beloved dog died, Fran started having symptoms no doctor could adequately explain. With her trademark humor, she tells of her tireless search for answers and the cancer diagnosis that she ultimately beat.

    Barbara says: "Cancer Schmancer"
    "Liked the book, loathe abridged books"

    If you hate her voice, don't get this book. Personally, I loved the nanny, loved the obvious puns and slapstick comedy of the series. The book really translates Ms Drescher's humour well, and is an inspiration to anyone going through a struggle. She allows herself some slack, lets herself cry and tells us that it is okay to do so. I was impressed with the ease with which the story flowed, being both informative about cancer, treatment and recovery and also about Ms Drescher's personal story. Would listen again. I was frustrated that it was abridged, because what I think are important parts of the book, editors don't always agree, and it irritates me to no end that part of the book is missing. And the transition from cut to cut is always horrendous.
    I loved the narration, but I think it is a personal choice!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Promises in the Dark: A Shadow Force Novel, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Stephanie Tyler
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    On the run, in each other's arms, Navy SEAL Zane Scott and Dr. Olivia Strohm have one last chance to survive, in this addition to Stephanie Tyler's Shadow Force series.

    Susan says: "Even better than the first book!"
    "good series, great narrator, great book"

    This book centers around characters introduced in the first book 'Lie With Me', and has three concurring story lines, that the author juggles well. The book is fast paced, diving into plot quickly. It is an emotional, dark journey, and although the plot is not something that most readers would be able to relate to, the emotions and reactions are. I was anticipating this book after Olivia was kidnapped in the first book and I wanted to know her story, as her character intrigued me from its short intro in 'Lie With Me'. This was my favourite book in the series, but I feel they are all worth checking out.

    Johanna Parker is a great narrator, and I'm glad she has continued throughout the series. She does a great job of differentiating between characters, and switching between men and women, which is not always the case. In the emotion packed scenes, she really makes the characters, and thus the story, come to life.
    I really like this series by Stephanie Tyler, and hope to see her other series, the 'hold' books on audible.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Dark of Night

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Suzanne Brockmann
    • Narrated By Patrick G. Lawlor, Renée Raudman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    For years, operative James Nash has performed ultra-covert "Black Ops" missions for The Agency, but when he decides to walk away from their dirty work, his corrupt bosses aren't about to let him go. After Nash is nearly assassinated, Troubleshooters team leader Lawrence Decker launches a skillful deception to neutralize the threat and protect his friend. With the FBI's help, Decker fakes Nash's death, then brings him to a safe house with his fiancee, Tess Bailey, to recover from his injuries.

    Molly says: "Incredibly satisfying and surprising!"
    "Liked the book, not the narrator"

    The book is good, a continuation of the troubleshooters series. It is a romantic suspense and I've enjoyed them. The male narrator is terrible. He changes male voices by using a gritty voice that just sounds like he needs to clear his voice. And the more characters there are, the grittier the sounds are. I keep waiting for him to clear his throat, but he doesn't. The female is better, although the change in volume is irritating.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Mercenary

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Cherry Adair
    • Narrated By Zoe Winslow
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Victoria Jones was a lousy liar. Not that the sensible bookkeeper was accustomed to lying - or anything else that would have disrupted her safe, dull existence. But her world took a terrifying turn when her twin brother, Alex, an agent for T-FLAC, the elite antiterrorist task force, went missing.

    Kelley says: "Redundantly Blond"
    "a little unrealistic"

    Decent enough listen, good character development and interesting plot, but towards the end, I couldn't believe how unrealistic it became, almost to the point of being ridiculous. I made it to the end, but barely.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Dirty

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Megan Hart
    • Narrated By Elenna Stauffer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    This is what happened: I met him at the candy store. He turned and smiled at me and I was surprised enough to smile back. This was not a children's candy store, mind you, this was the kind of place you went to buy expensive imported chocolate truffles for your boss' wife because you felt guilty for having sex with him when you were both at a conference in Milwaukee.

    Cynthia says: "Can't get enough!"
    "surprisingly well written"

    this book was really well written, quite thoughtful, and though catogorized in the erotica section as well as the romance section, it surprised me with its poignancy. i was really hooked.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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