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Nancy

Former Waitress, Chargeback clerk, Clown, Florist owner, Clergy. Love series, humor, twists, history, mysteries, not into witches/bondage.

JEFFERSON, WI, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • AWOL on the Appalachian Trail

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By David Miller
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (591)
    Performance
    (541)
    Story
    (540)

    In 2003, software engineer David Miller left his job, family, and friends to hike 2,172 miles of the Appalachian Trail. AWOL on the Appalachian Trail is Miller’s account of this thru-hike from Georgia to Maine. Listeners are treated to rich descriptions of the Appalachian Mountains, the isolation and reverie, the inspiration that fueled his quest, and the rewards of taking a less conventional path through life. While this book abounds with introspection and perseverance, it also provides useful passages about hiking gear and planning.

    Phillip says: "Most Informative Book on the AT"
    "Walking the trail from your chair!!!"
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    Would you listen to AWOL on the Appalachian Trail again? Why?

    Yes, I think I missed a lot the first time. Plus I would have and atlas handy.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There were too many to count.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    There are many moving parts in this book. If you have or are a hiker your feet hurt, you get thirsty, you are scared, You enjoy the triumphs as well as the challenges.


    Any additional comments?

    I have read many other accounts of walking the trail and this has been the very best one so far. Enjoy the hike!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Just This Once: Escape to New Zealand, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Rosalind James
    • Narrated By Claire Bocking
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (327)
    Performance
    (299)
    Story
    (298)

    Everyone needs to be rescued sometimes. Everyone but Hannah Montgomery, that is. She just needs a vacation. Three weeks in New Zealand to sort out her life, figure out what she wants, seems just right. Oh, and to relax. She should definitely put that on the agenda. She certainly isn't looking for a fling with a professional rugby player, no matter how attractive he is. Hannah doesn't do casual. But maybe just this once.…

    MJG says: "INTRODUCE YOURSELF TO NEW ZEALAND ... AND ..."
    "Interesting, a bit predictable but funny"
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    The story line is not to original. But you do feel like you are in New Zealand. I think that I would have liked the end fleshed out a bit. A word picture of the newspaper picture after the game. Fun read. The reader was a bit choppy quick.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Whispering Rock

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Robyn Carr
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
    Overall
    (1072)
    Performance
    (724)
    Story
    (731)

    In Robyn Carr's Whispering Rock, wounded LAPD Sergeant Mike Valenzuela finds the help and healing he needs in Virgin River. Now he longs for the marital bliss his Marine Corps buddies enjoy. And he thinks he's found the right woman. But after she's brutally attacked, Mike must show her how to trust again.

    Julie says: "Special stories"
    "Many current events included"
    Overall

    Enjoyed listening to this book there was a lot of subplots and plots of people we knew and new people introduced you caught up on all the characters and it was a lot of fun there were times when I was hard to hear but that is life as more accurately portrayed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Virgin River

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Robyn Carr
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1693)
    Performance
    (1177)
    Story
    (1193)

    Recently widowed, grieving Los Angeles midwife/nurse Melinda Monroe answers a small upstate town's ad for help. Nestled amongst California's giant redwoods, quaint Virgin River is host to many quirky characters - including bar owner Jack Sheridan, who may be just the man to make Melinda smile again.

    Houston mom says: "Great author if you like Nora Roberts!"
    "Lots of twists turns"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Virgin River to be better than the print version?

    Each has it good points. My eyes get tired reading print, so I can read more by using both. I can't afford to buy the book and the audiobook.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The complexity of the story line and the character development. I thought them quite human.


    What about Therese Plummer’s performance did you like?

    Good voices, for the characters and plenty of descriptive power. She helped set the scene with her voice. I also appreciated the pause before announcing the next chapter.


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

    Yes, I laughed a lot, teared up a bit, sometimes talked to the characters saying things like, listen! Are you crazy, etc.


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed the complexity of the plot. The different side plots with twists and turns.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hot Shot

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Susan Elizabeth Phillips
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (285)
    Performance
    (141)
    Story
    (139)

    Her name is Susannah, but three men she brings together call her Hot Shot. She's the spark to a daring venture they start in a garage and build into an empire. For Sam, a rebel, the business is just the thrill he seeks; for Yank, an eccentric inventor, it's his vision fulfilled; and for Mitch, a starched marketing genius, it's a risk he has to take.

    Ron Bishop says: "Fun"
    "Dont go by the book cover, fantastic"
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    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the turns and twists. The character development. The story and the interaction of characters


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Many times. It was a fun read and yet there was meat and moments of suspense.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fiancé by Friday: Weekday Brides, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Catherine Bybee
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (232)
    Performance
    (214)
    Story
    (215)

    The high-born daughter of an English duke, Gwen boasts beauty, blue blood…and an all-consuming desire for her bodyguard, enigmatic Neil MacBain. She came to America to run her sister-in-law’s matchmaking firm. But who’s to say she can’t dream of her own perfect match? Retired marine Neil thought he’d buried the ghosts of his past long ago. But when they return to threaten his new life, Neil’s gorgeous client Gwen is caught in the crossfire. Now, keeping her safe means keeping her close: in his arms - and in his bed.

    Jan says: "Best of Three"
    "What a rollar coaster story!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this to a friend. The story is fun, exciting, scary and takes a few twists and turns.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Lady Gwen! She is a gusty and likeable character... Neal is pretty hunky too!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The plot grew and grew. I love the whole thing and did not figure out everything before some was revealed. It is a mystery romance!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Perfect Hope: Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1885)
    Performance
    (1660)
    Story
    (1673)

    Ryder is the hardest Montgomery brother to figure out - with a tough-as-nails outside and possibly nothing too soft underneath. He’s surly and unsociable, but when he straps on a tool belt, no woman can resist his sexy swagger. Except, apparently, Hope Beaumont, the innkeeper of his own Inn BoonsBoro.... As the former manager of a D.C. hotel, Hope is used to excitement and glamour, but that doesn’t mean she can’t appreciate the joys of small-town living. She’s where she wants to be - except for in her love life....

    Maria says: "Perfect Ending!"
    "The finale"
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    If you could sum up The Perfect Hope in three words, what would they be?

    Interesting eventful, finale


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Perfect Hope?

    The red convertible scene


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

    He does an excellent job


    Any additional comments?

    I would advise not reading this one until done with the first two.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Married by Monday: Weekday Brides, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Catherine Bybee
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (324)
    Performance
    (299)
    Story
    (302)

    Carter Billings: With sandy blond hair and Hollywood good looks, Carter could have any woman he wants. When he makes his bid for governor of California, he knows he must settle down and become a family man. His choice for a running mate between the sheets: matchmaker Eliza Havens. Eliza Havens: Eliza’s happy that her best friend has a wealthy, adoring husband. It’s the husband’s best friend - sexy, dashing Carter Billings - that drives her crazy. No man has ever squabbled with Eliza this much…or made her heart race this fast.

    G. House Sr. says: "Great Feel Good Book - Fresh Plot"
    "entertaining and interesting"
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    Where does Married by Monday rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I read too many to place it. In the romance category it had a interesting plot in which some very interesting life questions are ask.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Married by Monday?

    Can't give the plot away, but there are several. The bar fight was memorable


    What about Tanya Eby’s performance did you like?

    She did a great job of giving all the characters life.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Life is a journey and full of changes.


    Any additional comments?

    This book held my interest. I was ok with the erotic, but felt that some of them were too extended and put in just to fill in pages. I loved the twists and turns and many ways the people were real to their situations.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Homecoming Ranch: Pine River Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Julia London
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (125)
    Performance
    (111)
    Story
    (111)

    A lonely childhood and an irresponsible mother has lead Madeline Pruett to create a predictable, solitary world for herself. But she is shocked from her cushy cocoon when a father she never knew dies and leaves her an inheritance and two unknown sisters. Madeline intends to fly to Colorado, meet these mysterious sisters, and quickly return to Orlando to close the biggest deal of her budding real estate career.

    Jennifer says: "Maybe it's just me...."
    "A little short on plot"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The main character, should be a whole lot smarter about real estate and business dealings. I liked the characters, but they seemed a bit too one dimensional.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Julia London? Why or why not?

    Maybe, but with a different narrator.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Tanya Eby?

    I do not know who to cast, but I found the voices for the men sound like shehe's . I really do not believe that she had enough voices to do the book right. I wonder why more books do not have a male and female readers.


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    More depth. More plot, More use of the mountains, l


    Any additional comments?

    Good for putting you to sleep!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Top Secret Twenty-One: A Stephanie Plum Novel, Book 21

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Janet Evanovich
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    Overall
    (1559)
    Performance
    (1393)
    Story
    (1399)

    Trenton, New Jersey’s favorite used-car dealer, Jimmy Poletti, was caught selling a lot more than used cars out of his dealerships. Now he’s out on bail and has missed his date in court, and bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is looking to bring him in. Leads are quickly turning into dead ends, and all too frequently into dead bodies. Even Joe Morelli, the city’s hottest cop, is struggling to find a clue to the suspected killer’s whereabouts. These are desperate times, and they call for desperate measures.

    G. House Sr. says: "Stagnant Stephanie - Plodding Plot - Not great"
    "LIke it!"
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    What did you love best about Top Secret Twenty-One?

    I love meeting the character's again and plot twists. I love granny and her adventures. I gave this four stars because I think the book was rushed. For instance the apartment manager.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I really enjoy the whole story.


    What about Lorelei King’s performance did you like?

    When the same performer is used, I love the fact that the voices sound like the ones I remember from previous books.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Bob and the evidence.


    Any additional comments?

    This series seems short. 6 hours is not very many pages. Seems like they are becoming more like novellas. And quit frankly for the number of hours the price is higher than I like to pay.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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