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Loniandaj

I'm a huge fan of Audible. As a school librarian, I've found that it passes my days and nights.

Arlington, TX, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • 9 reviews
  • 11 ratings
  • 113 titles in library
  • 36 purchased in 2014
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  • A Steele for Christmas

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Brenda Jackson
    • Narrated By Avery Glymph
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (52)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (50)

    New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Brenda Jackson ignites fierce passions within her devoted fan following. Her Steele series features an African-American family whose members find love in the least likely places. Here, gift shop owner Stacey Carlson harbors secret fantasies about her sexy landlord Eli Steele. Looking to change his playboy image, Eli thinks proposing to Stacey is a good way to start. Their arrangement is supposed to be strictly business, but when real sparks fly between them, Eli begins reconsidering his stance.

    Ronnette says: "This book was awesome!"
    "Cute"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it kept my attention.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Eli


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

    I love the sexiness of his voice.


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

    Yes, it was. I actually listened as I rode from Mississippi to Texas. Finished it the same evening.


    Any additional comments?

    Overall the book was great. The B. Jackson did a great job developing the characters (though a bit unrealistic). I'm a sucker for a love story. However, I didn't think the ending was fully developed. Kinda left me wanting more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Surrender

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Brenda Jackson
    • Narrated By Pete Ohms
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (51)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (47)

    After a childhood spent moving from army base to army base, independent-minded Nettie Brooms is determined to secure a stable life - and never become involved with a military man. Then she meets incredibly handsome and charming Ashton Sinclair, a dedicated colonel in the U.S. Marines who's intent on capturing her heart - no matter what it takes. Now Nettie's wondering how a man she swore she would avoid could so easily test her resolve by igniting an irresistible passion she can't walk away from.

    Loniandaj says: "Not as good as others"
    "Not as good as others"
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    This book was just okay to me. I'm a Jackson fan, but this one was sort of unrealistic. The narrator was as expected... Not my favorite.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Madaris Bride for Christmas: A Madaris Family Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Brenda Jackson
    • Narrated By Pete Ohms
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (48)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (42)

    In her hundredth book, New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Brenda Jackson blends heated sensuality and drama into a dazzling new novel featuring one of her most unforgettable Madaris heroes yet.

    Amazon Customer says: "love brenda"
    "Loved the storyline"
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    Performance
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    Like many other books by Brenda Jackson, I thought this one was well written. At times it was a bit unrealistic, but aren't most love stories??? Overall, the book is worth your time. I just wished that a different person would narrate. Not a big fan of Pete.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Destiny's Surrender

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Beverly Jenkins
    • Narrated By Thomas Penny
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (53)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (46)

    The child he didn't know he had...Andrew Yates has come to a decision: It's time to stop sowing those oats and start a family. But searching for a bride isn't as simple as he'd hoped, and many of the respectable women of his acquaintance feel...lacking. Then beautiful, feisty Wilhelmina "Billie" Wells arrives at the family ranch with a toddler in her arms, claiming Drew is the father! The woman he didn't know he loved...Billie had no choice but to show up at Destiny in search of Drew. For the sake of their child, she's willing to leave him with his father so the boy can have a better life, but then, before she can blink, she's saying "I do" in front of a preacher in a marriage of convenience.

    Courtney says: "Billie is Tough!"
    "Expectations Met"
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    Performance
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    Jenkins has become one of my favorite authors. There are millions of books out there. Many don't inhabit the quality of writing that Jenkins so eloquently displays in her writing. I've purchased all of Jenkins' titles that are available on Audible, and have listened to each 2 to 3 times. Needless to say, I'm a fan. The story of Drew and Billie was captivating. I listened intently as Mr. Penny delve into Destiny again telling the story of woman who fled in an effort to escape the trouble brought on by her madame's son. She shows up at Destiny with her son the night of his father's engagement party. With Drew's fury and Billie's desperation, I wondered if she should have gone. Thus, the story unfolds.....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Night Hawk

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Beverly Jenkins
    • Narrated By Kevin R. Free
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (75)
    Performance
    (67)
    Story
    (68)

    Award-winning and best-selling author Beverly Jenkins delivers another satisfying and deeply emotional historical romance set during the Revolutionary War. Jenkins continues to win readers with her adventurous tales - where love and high stakes go hand in hand.

    MonaBeeReads says: "Love Ms Jenkins Historical Romances"
    "Who can't LOVE the Marshall?"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Night Hawk to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the print version. However, I would think that the print version is great. I loved the storyline.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Night Hawk?

    The most memorable was when the Marshall came in the saloon on Smoke. Loved it.


    What three words best describe Kevin R. Free’s voice?

    It was sickening. His voice is fine as long as it was his natural voice. I didn't not like his attempts at speaking as a female. At times I cringed. I kept listening because I really enjoyed the overall feel and plot of the story.


    Any additional comments?

    Jenkins does a great job of using worlds to paint a picture of each seen and the characters. Throughout, I felt as if I was watching a movie.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Always and Forever

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Beverly Jenkins
    • Narrated By Thomas Penny
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (52)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (34)

    Prim and proper, Grace Atwood is escorting a group of brides from Chicago to their prospective husbands in southern Kansas. But she desperately needs a man to lead their wagon train on the long trip. Former lawman Jackson Blake seems perfect for the job. In fact, the sexy Texan is perfectly irresistible.

    Davida says: "Okay..."
    "Good Storyline"
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    Where does Always and Forever rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's ranked as a good read. .


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the storyline. Not only would I consider this a romantic novel, but it was thrilling as well. I could feel my adrenaline rise at certain parts of the story. It was exciting at best. The main character, Grace Atwood, was a strong and independent womany who found love and wasn't looking.


    What three words best describe Thomas Penny’s voice?

    Masculine


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

    Yes, it was. As a matter of fact, I immediately listened a second time.


    Any additional comments?

    I've only read a few titles by Jenkins. So far, I'm pleased with her writing style and ability to tell a story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Destiny's Embrace

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Beverly Jenkins
    • Narrated By Shari Peele
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (51)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (46)

    Set in 19th-century California, Destiny’s Embrace introduces listeners to ranch owner Logan Yates, who must come to terms with his true feelings for Mariah Cooper, his beautiful, headstrong housekeeper. But just as Logan decides to make Mariah his own, her former lover reenters her life. Now Logan will have to show Mariah that the passion they share has been written in the stars.

    Courtney says: "Good Story. Okay narration."
    "Enjoyed it immensely"
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    When I looked at the time period of the story, I was a bit hesitant to purchase this title. Boy, am I glad I did. From the first chapter until the last, I was captivated by the story of the eastern woman who left the sufferings she received by the hands of her domineering abusive mother and treaded to an unknown territory. Jenkins did a marvelous job in the telling of this story. A story filled with humor, a bit of sadness, over comings, and love.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Decadence

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Eric Jerome Dickey
    • Narrated By Susan Spain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (109)
    Performance
    (98)
    Story
    (99)

    New York Times best-selling author Eric Jerome Dickey returns to a character he created in his celebrated novel of erotic daring, Pleasure. Four years have passed in the life of Nia Simone Bijou, and she is approaching the height of her artistic powers. A film she has written is poised for international success, the studio is eager for a sequel, and the media are fascinated by her work. Yet her imaginative mind is wandering.

    Nicole says: "Well worth the wait!"
    "Didn't really Get It"
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    I wanted to read this one because I'd read Pleasure previously. This one was a miss for me. I normally listen to a book within a couple of days. This one took months for me to have the desire to complete. The only reason I did so was to see if the ending was significant. It was not.
    The book was full of sex, sex, sex and unnecessary vocabulary. Don't get me wrong, I'm a reader, but I'd consider this book as being a collection of the “smut ”(no offence to any of the great authors out there who I enjoy) that I enjoy regularly. No need for Mr. Dickey to use all of the vocabulary that he knows in this kind of book. Furthermore, the book lacked a significant meaning.
    Would I consider reading more of Dickey's works? Of course. Would I read another book that features Nia Simone Bijou? Maybe.... This one sort of left me asking questions. Nia seemed to be searching for something and is left empty in this one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Love in Play

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Zuri Day
    • Narrated By Shari Peele
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (61)
    Performance
    (55)
    Story
    (55)

    Best-selling author Zuri Day crafts sizzling romantic tales that leave listeners yearning for more. Love in Play finds the curvaceous and wildly successful Dominique Clark finally feeling in charge of her life - until she meets Jake McDonald, her son’s gorgeous football coach. Their first encounter leads to several passionate nights, but out of the bedroom there’s no issue they won’t butt heads about. Dominique’s good sense tells her to end it, but something in her heart says this game might be worth the risk.

    Tosha says: "Fulfilling Read..."
    "Great Work"
    Overall
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    Would you listen to Love in Play again? Why?

    Yes, this is one of the Audiobooks that I would listen to again. I'm actually thinking about getting this one in print. Ms. Day did a wonderful job with the imagery and story line.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I'm a sucker for a good romance. This one was believable. Not only did Day speak on the heart but she also touched on emotional issue of past childhood experiences.


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

    Yes. She did a wonderful job with the narration of this selection.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    There were times in the book when I wanted to cry. However, I definitely laughed out loud on a few occasions.


    Any additional comments?

    There were so many likable characters in this book. I thought Reggie was too funny, and Jake was just what the doctor ordered for Dominique.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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