This book was not as I expected, it was more like Charmed (the television series) although where the action is over in a minute or so with visual, this just went on and on. Also, for the first in the series, the reader/listener doesn't really get to know who they are.
The narrator was fine, but the voices he did for the women and especially the boys just didn't translate well.
Julia Whelan is one of my favorite narrators, so anything she reads gets a second look from me when I am shopping. She never disappoints.
Flat-Out Love is a different type of love story and centers around Julie, a college Freshman who is living with the family of her mother's college roommate. This family has issues, the only one who seems normal is the brainy, middle child, Matt.
Celeste, the youngest child and only daughter, never goes anywhere without a life sized cutout of her oldest brother Finn, who is traveling the world doing volunteer work and having adventures. Matt is, for all intents and purposes, in charge of Celeste and her day-to-day life and when Julie (wise beyond her years) moves in she picks up the slack and tries to bring Celeste out of her shell and help her get over her phobias.
The book takes us through the school year and you will really get to know these people, it just takes time for the truth to come out.
You will be entertained.
I started listening to Lost Lake in the car and kept listening until I heard the last word. It was just that kind of story, I couldn't wait to find out how the author wrapped up all the loose ends. She did not disappoint me.
Lost Lake is a story of healing and deciding how (and if) to move forward. The characters are interesting and the plot lines are, in many cases, surprising. I will be seeking other books by this author.
Max is the best choice by far.
This is the third installment in the series and is by far the best. There is a good plot line and the characters of Max and Mia are flawed but likeable.
Facebook had this scrolling on my feed the other day and when I read the blurb it looked kind of interesting, plus it was free. I thought what the heck, I like free. I bought it and discovered that the free part was only the first third of the book, which I find really annoying. Still I wanted to know what happened to Simon and Kara (well mostly Kara) so I bought the rest of the book (99 cents, can't even get coffee for 99 cents). Then because the whispersync version was only $1.99, I got that too, so I could continue knitting my sock.
So what did I like about the book? The characters were pretty well drawn and both had compelling backstories.
What I did not like about the book was the continual use of f**k, f**king, f**k me, etc., seriously, it seemed like if the author didn't use the word at least five times on each page, she went back and rewrote. We get that these two were hot for each other, but there are other words. And her description of Kara and Simon having sex were at times laughable.
The narrator was pretty good, although I would have liked it more if she could have picked up the speed just a tad bit.
I like my books to have a little more story, a little more character development, and just a little less crudeness. But that's just me.
Cordelia always had a crush on her best friend's brother, Aiden, but it takes the aftermath of her father's death to bring them together. Along with a murder plot against her, because she seeks out the mother she thought had died when Cordelia was a baby.
So the story is a little bit unbelievable, but I like how Julie Garwood brings this three part series to a close.
The narrator was pretty good, the male voices were not as good as they could have been and she reads a little faster than I like, but I would definitely listen to her again.
In the last installment in the story of the Lear Sisters, it's Rachel's turn in the hot seat. As with her sisters, Rachel is cut off from the family money and has to make her own way. The trouble is, as I see it, her sisters were at least trying to be grown-ups when dad cuts them off, Not so Rachel, who is in her 30s and still kind of working towards her doctorate, while living in the house dad bought and not working at any paying job.
Enjoyed the first book in the series, the second was interesting too, this one was just too long and the characters were just a bit dim.
While I liked the narrator in the first story, she is now getting on my nerves. Every time the writer says so and so laughs, the narrator goes ha ha and I want to throw my phone at the wall.
Other than that and the fact that the Lear Sisters appear to be self important snobs, I like the books and the character growth.
I really enjoy reading Heather Blake's books, I also really like the books she writes as Heather Webber. In fact, I had already read The Goodbye Witch when the audio became available and I purchased the audiobook thinking it was the one I hadn't read.
Maybe it's because I've read these characters and have a preconceived opinion of them, but I was not thrilled with the voices the narrator gave them.
Sometimes the narrator can take away from the overall entertainment of an audiobook, but Susan Ericksen adds to the story.
I put off reading to the J.D.Robb books for a long time (I mean it's sci-fi), until one of my friend convinced me that it wasn't the science fiction that makes the stories. She was right. It is the relationships between the characters and the murders Eve Dallas and her team have to solve.
Things I don't like about the books; calling women sir, the sniping between Dallas and Summerset.
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