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Linda

Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!

Tuscaloosa, AL, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • The Talented Mr. Ripley

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Patricia Highsmith
    • Narrated By Kevin Kenerly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (819)
    Performance
    (707)
    Story
    (714)

    In this first novel, we are introduced to suave, handsome Tom Ripley: a young striver, newly arrived in the heady world of Manhattan in the 1950s. A product of a broken home, branded a "sissy" by his dismissive Aunt Dottie, Ripley becomes enamored of the moneyed world of his new friend, Dickie Greenleaf. This fondness turns obsessive when Ripley is sent to Italy to bring back his libertine pal, but he grows enraged by Dickie's ambivalent feelings for Marge, a charming American dilettante.

    Darwin8u says: "A high-wire, high-risk, high-reward masterpiece"
    "I was fooled by the rave reviews!"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would not recommend this book, I thought it was boring and I had to force myself to finish hoping for a good ending.


    If you’ve listened to books by Patricia Highsmith before, how does this one compare?

    This is my first Highsmith book, I have bought the 2nd Ripley but it will be awhile before I try it, if I do at all.


    Which character – as performed by Kevin Kenerly – was your favorite?

    The narrator did a good job. Ripley was the primary character, no other characters really stood out to me.


    Was The Talented Mr. Ripley worth the listening time?

    No..in fact I interrupted listening to listen to a trilogy and a repeat of one I had already listened to.


    Any additional comments?

    I must have missed something because of all the rave reviews...I was disappointed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Good Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Mary Kubica
    • Narrated By Lindy Nettleton, Johnny Heller, Tom Taylorson, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1451)
    Performance
    (1275)
    Story
    (1282)

    Born to a prominent Chicago judge and his stifled socialite wife, Mia Dennett moves against the grain as a young inner-city art teacher. One night, Mia enters a bar to meet her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when he doesn't show, she unwisely leaves with an enigmatic stranger. With his smooth moves and modest wit, Colin Thatcher seems at first like a safe one-night stand. But following Colin home will turn out to be the worst mistake of Mia's life.

    Roger says: "Brilliant performances, moving story"
    "Unexpected ending!"
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    I really liked this listen. Multiple narrators made the characters very unique and I really got to know and love them. The story surprised me, I thought I had it all figured out....I was wrong! One of the best Daily Deals for me in a long time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fourth of July Creek: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Smith Henderson
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews, Jenna Lamia
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (199)
    Performance
    (175)
    Story
    (176)

    After trying to help Benjamin Pearl, an undernourished, nearly feral 11-year-old boy living in the Montana wilderness, social worker Pete Snow comes face-to-face with the boy's profoundly disturbed father, Jeremiah. With courage and caution, Pete slowly earns a measure of trust from this paranoid survivalist itching for a final conflict that will signal the coming End Times. But as Pete's own family spins out of control, Pearl's activities spark the full-blown interest of the FBI, putting Pete at the center of a massive manhunt from which no one will emerge unscathed.

    Peter says: "Intense"
    "Great story and storytelling!"
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    Sad but so good. A story of a guy who justs wants to help. He is haunted by his bad choices but the listener is rewarded by his good choices. Wonderful characters, their stories true to life, brought together by a beautifully, haunting narration. I loved it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • You

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Caroline Kepnes
    • Narrated By Santino Fontana
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (168)
    Performance
    (157)
    Story
    (156)

    Beck is everything Joe has ever wanted: she's gorgeous, tough, razor-smart, and sexy beyond his wildest dreams. Joe needs to have her, and he'll stop at nothing to do so. As he begins to insinuate himself into her life - her friendships, her email, her phone - she can’t resist her feelings for a guy who seems custom-made for her. So when her boyfriend, Benji, mysteriously disappears, Beck and Joe fall into a tumultuous affair. But there's more to Beck than her oh-so-perfect façade.

    cristina says: "Loved it"
    "American Psycho without the gore!"
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    The story of a stalker and his victim. He seems very normal but he is a psychopath. This listen was just ok to me, the narration was good. This story is from the mind of the stalker, his psyche and why he does what he does. I've read and listened to a lot of murder/killer stories and this one just did not shock me. This story rationalized why the stalker did what he did and was unique to me from that perspective.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • One Night: Denied

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Jodi Ellen Malpas
    • Narrated By Edita Brychta
    Overall
    (134)
    Performance
    (125)
    Story
    (126)

    He's amazingly wealthy, sinfully gorgeous, and can bring her to heights of pleasure she's never before known. For Livy, there's no turning back. She's determined to be the light in Miller Hart's dark world. Yet this new life comes with a steep price... Miller knows that the power he possesses hasn't come without sacrifices - but he won't let Livy be one of them. Though he wants nothing more than to have her in every way, his first duty is to protect her at all costs.

    CAROLYN says: "IT'S SIMPLY EPIC......... BREATHTAKINGLY EPIC"
    "What a listen!!!!"
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    Part 2 of Miller and Olivia's story and it was wonderful. I love this author and narrator. It is not just a boy meets girl, fall in love and have sex story, there is darkness involved. This Man and One Night trilogies held my interest throughout, I just love them!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beyond Shame

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Kit Rocha
    • Narrated By Lucy Malone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (145)
    Performance
    (138)
    Story
    (139)

    All Noelle Cunningham has ever wanted is a life beyond - beyond the walls of Eden, where only the righteous are allowed to remain, and beyond her stiflingly restrictive existence as a councilman's daughter. But only ruins lie outside the City, remnants of a society destroyed by solar storms decades earlier. The sectors surrounding Eden house the corrupt, the criminal-men like Jasper McCray, bootlegger and cage fighter.

    Erin says: "Not the Usual"
    "Not much story involved!"
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    I was more interested in why the world was the way it was and not many of my questions were answered. There was not much difference in the usual boy meets girl, romance and have sex stories already out there. I don't think I will continue on with the series, I suspect it is more of the same, just different characters.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Four Seconds to Lose: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By K. A. Tucker
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Louise, Sebastian York
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (352)
    Performance
    (328)
    Story
    (330)

    Owning a strip club isn't the fantasy most guys expect it to be. With long hours, a staff with enough issues to keep a psych ward in business, and the police regularly on his case, twenty-nine-year-old Cain is starting to second guess his unspoken mission to save the women he employs. And then blond, brown-eyed Charlie Rourke walks through his door, and things get really complicated. Cain abides by a strict "no sleeping with the staff" rule. But being around Charlie challenges Cain's self-control…and it's been a long time since any woman has done that.

    Jordy says: "Engaging, Sexy, Addicting, and Simply Amazing!"
    "Unrealistic!"
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    Rich older man, young beautiful stripper....unrealistic plot. I just kept picturing the male drooling and on his knees by the stage. I just could not finish it! Returning!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Left Drowning

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Jessica Park
    • Narrated By Arielle DeLisle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (411)
    Performance
    (379)
    Story
    (378)

    What does it take to rise from life's depths, swim against the current, and breathe? Weighted down by the loss of her parents, Blythe McGuire struggles to keep her head above water as she trudges through her last year at Matthews College. Then a chance meeting sends Blythe crashing into something she doesn't expect - an undeniable attraction to a dark-haired senior named Chris Shepherd, whose past may be even more complicated than her own.

    Ruffian says: "Applauds for Left Drowning"
    "College drama!"
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    Story

    I could not finish this listen, I tried, there was no beginning storyline that grabbed me and held my attention. Returning!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Delicious Torment: A Story of Submission

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Alison Tyler
    • Narrated By Melody Falcon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (6)

    The second in a series of novels by bondage connoisseur Alison Tyler features heroine Samantha progressing with her predilections and exploring the deepest recesses of her master's dungeon and her heart. The Delicious Torment is a Story of O meets 9 1/2 Weeks coming-of-age tale fueled by lust, longing, and based on the author's personal diaries. The Delicious Torment takes readers to Sunset Strip, way up in the sky in a penthouse apartment overlooking Los Angeles with a love affair ensconced in an S&M relationship filled with corsets, crops, and plenty of kink.

    Bonnie says: "Alison Tyler "Her Life""
    "The real deal!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Very realistic BDSM, based on real life experience. I liked book #1 and enjoyed this one too, it was hard to put down. There is a #3 and I plan on listening to it too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Scandal Wears Satin: Dressmakers, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Loretta Chase
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (210)
    Performance
    (192)
    Story
    (193)

    A blue-eyed innocent on the outside and a shark on the inside, dressmaker Sophy Noirot could sell sand to Bedouins. Selling Maison Noirot's beautiful designs to aristocratic ladies is a little harder, especially since a recent family scandal has made an enemy of one of society's fashion leaders. Turning scandal to the shop's advantage requires every iota of Sophy's skills, leaving her little patience for a big, reckless rake like the Earl of Longmore.

    Cam says: "If you want an Earl, you’ve got to be persistent"
    "Sophie is a love!"
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    Story

    I loved this story, so funny, I laughed all throughout the listen. This is the story of sister # 2, she finds true love and helps her love's sister get out of a bad marriage to be...hi-jinx ensue! Fabulous narration!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Sleep

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Greg Iles
    • Narrated By Susie Breck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (751)
    Performance
    (299)
    Story
    (299)

    Jordan Glass, a photojournalist on a well-earned vacation, wanders into a Hong Kong art museum and is puzzled to find fellow patrons eying her with curiosity. Minutes later, she stumbles upon a gallery containing a one-artist exhibition called "The Sleeping Women", a mysterious series of paintings that has caused a sensation in the world of modern art.

    Andre says: "Intriguing, artistic plot"
    "Loved it!!!!!!"
    Overall
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    Great story, suspenseful and creepy with a little love and tenderness mixed in. The narrator was good, she didn't get a five because of her attempt at foreign accents, but otherwise she performed the story instead of just reading. I have yet to listen to a Greg Isles book that I have not loved!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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