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Trish

JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States | Member Since 2013

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  • My Lord and Spymaster

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Joanna Bourne
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (48)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (46)

    Sebastian Kennett is a self-made man-passionate, adventurous, and powerful; a master trader and international shipper; a man who'll risk everything for a profit. Jess Whitby grew up on the mean streets of the East End. Her father's a fine rogue and sometime smuggler. His canny trading and her brilliant management have built them a fortune. Then one of Sebastian's ships goes down and a traitor is to blame. All the Whitbys' money won't protect Jess's father from an accusation of treason.

    Trish says: "Nice.."
    "Nice.."
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    This was a really good read. It got a little boring for a minute but came back soon enough. I liked Jess and Sabastian a lot. Could barely stand Claudia or Quintin. And loved Aunt Eunice. I was surprised at one of the bad guys, and disappointed but they both really got what was coming to them. An entertaining book with sexual tension and great sex.

    As to the narrator: As always, Ms. Potter did a wonderful job. I never get tired of listening to her..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Angel Creek

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Linda Howard
    • Narrated By Natalie Ross
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (255)
    Performance
    (110)
    Story
    (109)

    For five years after her father died, lithe, beautiful Dee Swann held on to Angel Creek valley and her independence. The homestead was hers, and she vowed no one else would ever own it...or her. Then Lucas Cochran came back to Colorado. In the drought-cursed high country, he needed Angel Creek and its cool water to turn his Double C ranch into the cattle dynasty he craved. His ruthless ambition guaranteed he would fight to take it away from the black-haired, green-eyed spitfire who claimed it.

    Judy says: "Very sexual..."
    "Ummm.."
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    Usually, I read a book a day, give or take. This book I bought on July 18th and I'm still only at 36% and I've read several books while waiting to get interested in this one. It's not happening, however. I don't really like Dee. I like Lucas only a little. I don't care if they get together or not. I think I like Olivia and Luis better than Lucas and Dee. Also, I think I prefer LH's CIA books rather than her westerns. In fact, I just love westerns, but not this one. I gave it 3 stars because I'm not finishing it.

    As to the narrator: I'm never disappointed in Natalie Ross. Her voices are clear and distinct and her heroes always sound sexy. Can't ask for more than that.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Misguided Lord: Tenacious Trents, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Jane Charles
    • Narrated By Marian Hussey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    It is time for Clayton Trent, Earl of Bentley, to take a bride. He knows exactly what he needs and the type of lady who should become his Countess. His life is orderly, scandal free and exactly the way it should be until Miss Eleanor Westin careens into him, upsetting the perfect balance of his world. She is everything his father said he should not marry. Yet, he cannot put her from his mind, not even when a decade old scandal threatens the very foundation of his family.

    Tracy T says: "Good Story! Great Narration."
    "I would read this author again and again.."
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    I thought this was a really good book. I could see why Clay was the way he was, having been brain washed by such a bastard of a father. Elle was a little silly at times, with her refusal to straighten out the misunderstanding and her pride. And it was kind of odd that she would turn down Acker's proposal but accepted Lord Wilkes, who gave her the creeps.
    Oh, and, I really hated her grandfather, Lord Stanhope. I can only hope he dies in the next book, if he's in it.
    There was some great sexual tension and great sex in this book, too.

    As to the narrator: She did a great job with the voices. There could have been a little more emotion in her reading but she did a great job, over all.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Highlander Avenged: Guardians of the Targe, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Laurin Wittig
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (21)

    Although the English king tried to wrest it away, the Highland Targe - ancient relic and protector of Scottish lands - still lies safely in the hands of clan MacAlpin. But for how long? Jeanette MacAlpin trained her entire life to become the next Guardian of the Targe, but that duty has now fallen to her cousin Rowan - a duty Rowan can't seem to master. Fearful for her clan's future, Jeanette seeks the solace of a sacred wellspring, and there encounters tawny-skinned Highland warrior Malcolm MacKenzie.

    DARA says: "Charming second book in the series"
    "Cliffhanger-y..UGH!!"
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    So, I was a little more than half way through this book and got bored. I read 2 other books before going back to this one yesterday and finally finishing it. And it did get better. I just happened upon a part that was boring and gave up. Shouldn't have done that.
    Anyway, I really did enjoy the last half. I liked both Jeanette and Malcolm but Scotia was a mess. She went from acting like a little tramp to getting someone who tried to protect her killed. What a waste of a character. Since this book really didn't end, that means there will be another one in a few months or a year. Had I known, that I certainly would not have gotten these two books. I'll make my own ending in my mind and call it good. I absolutely hate books that are not finished and the next book is not available. Besides, the third book is probably about Scotia and I could stand her so I wouldn't be interested in a book about her. I feel like I wasted my time reading these two books.

    As to the narrator: Mr. Gigante did a fine job and the men and really tried to do the women but he didn't do the females so well. But kudos for trying.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • When a Laird Takes a Lady: Claimed by the Highlander, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Rowan Keats
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (6)

    Isabail Grant has had to be strong all her life. Over the years, she has lost everyone close to her, and now she's seeking justice for her brother's murder. But en route to Edinburgh to petition the king, she is kidnapped by a fierce warrior-and is shocked to find herself irresistibly drawn to her captor. Aiden MacCurran is an outlaw.

    Trish says: "SPOILERS..Maybe.."
    "SPOILERS..Maybe.."
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    I'm not real sure where to start with this review. I'm at 55% and it's a little boring right now. Isabail is just too stubborn and wishy-washy for me. One minute she believes Aiden is innocent and the next she's plotting with Daniel against Aiden. I'm to the point now where I'm thinking of skimming a chapter or five just to get on with it. I liked Ana and Niall's story better. I'm not even sure I'm going to finish this.

    UPDATE: I did skim the rest of this book and I'm sorry to say it really doesn't end with everyone happy and all problems solved. You do have to wait until December to find out what happens to Aiden, Niall and Wulf. These kinds of books are not for me so I'll just make up my own ending and be done with this author.

    As to the narrator: I'm usually a BIG fan of Ms. Potter's but not so much this time. Or maybe it was just me. Isabail, Isabel, Izabel, etc, etc. You get what I'm trying to say. Isabel is spelled in different ways and this time it's spelled ISABAIL. The problem I had was, Ms. Potter called her Esh-ah-bel through the entire book and since I read along with the story it just about drove me crazy. I can see mispronouncing a word now and then but the heroine's name, through the whole book??? Her usual 5 stars drops to 4 because of this.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Taming a Wild Scot: Claimed by the Highlander, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Rowan Keats
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (20)

    Wrongfully accused of murder and left to die in a hellish Highland dungeon, Ana Bisset has lost all hope of freedom. But the beautiful healer's luck takes an unexpected turn when a hooded stranger appears as her rescuer. After a harrowing escape, Ana settles alone in a quiet village where no one knows her past or her reputation. The last thing she ever expects is to meet her mysterious savior again. Niall MacCurran is no hero but a warrior on a dangerous mission to expose a threat to the realm.

    sandy says: "This book had it all"
    "Nice.."
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    A good read but what an abrupt ending. And you really do have to read the next book if you want to know what's going to happen. However, I just may cheat and go to the end of the next book, When the Laird Takes a Lady, which I bought as soon as I finished this one, and if there's really no ending I won't bother to read the book in it's entirity. I don't mind a trilogy, if all the books are available, but I won't wait for months for a book to become available to readers. The third book to this series won't be out until December and I refuse to wait that long to read a third book.
    Over all, I really enjoyed this book. I really liked Niall and Ana. I really, really, couldn't stand Friar Colban. That was why I only gave it 4 stars. There was just too much about that religious fanatic and religion itself, and Bebinn was almost as bad.
    There was some good sexual tension in this book and the sex was great so this book is NOT for Christian readers.

    As to the narrator: Kirsten Potter.. 'nuff said..

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Highlander Betrayed: Guardians of the Targe, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Laurin Wittig
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (97)
    Performance
    (89)
    Story
    (91)

    Rowan MacGregor, the rock of the family, is doing everything she can to hold her clan together when she meets Nicholas fitz Hugh. Handsome and charming, Nicholas quickly joins clan life - yet he is not what he seems. A cunning spy, Nicholas is charged by the king of England to break the Scottish rebellion. Despite his loyalty to the king, Nicholas finds himself falling for beautiful Rowan. Nicholas must choose between the king’s will and his own. Can he betray his king and mission? Or will he turn on the woman he loves and the family he has come to care for?

    DARA says: "Adventure, Action, Fantasy, and Romance"
    "Great story.."
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    So, the page amount says there's 272 pages but according to my iPad the number is 259, That being said, I just want to let all those who don't like sex that they can stop reading at 253 and miss all the sex there is in the whole book. There is a mention of an arousal 2 or 3 times but that's all.
    This was a really good book, however.. I liked Nicholas and Rowan a lot. No angst to speak of. No silly misunderstandings. Just a great love story with paranormal throw in.
    I like Jeanette and Scotia, too. AND I absolutely hated the bad guy. Sorry it's a little later in the book before you find out who it is and I don't want to give it away. This wasn't a cliffhanger but if you want to know what happens you should read the second book, which I'm going to do right now.

    As to the narrator: If you looked at all my audio books you'd see very few man have narrated the books I listened to. They just don't do the women good enough and then when the hero and heroine have sex it's almost like I'm listening to two men. However, I have to admit that Mr. Gigante did a fine job with the women's voices. I wouldn't hesitate to him again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Highlander's Bargain: Loch Moigh, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Barbara Longley
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    Nurse and future midwife Erin Durie is broke and alone, thanks to a roommate who skipped town and the psychic gifts that make relationships too intense and painful to bear. Then a kilted man magically drops into her arms, looking for a guide to the twenty-first century, and she can’t deny the attraction. But magical treachery soon throws open time’s portal once more - and puts a blade to Robley's throat.

    Trish says: "Awesome book and narration.."
    "Awesome book and narration.."
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    Love, love, loved this book. I really hated to see it end. Love Erin and Robley. It was a little angsty but there were no silly misunderstandings. A really awesome love story and time travel. And it was nice seeing True and Malcolm again.
    This was a great story, great sexual tension and great sex. Wonderful author.

    As to the narrator: Ms. Dawe did a terrific job on all the voices. All the men and women had totally different voices and you knew immediately who was talking. She gets better with every book she reads.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Other Guy's Bride

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Connie Brockway
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (155)
    Performance
    (142)
    Story
    (141)

    Determined to prove her worth as a budding archeologist, Genisse Braxton vows to solve one of the world's greatest mysteries - to find the location of the lost city of Zerzura. Unfortunately, no man dares take the risk of escorting the resolute young scholar across the open desert. But on her way to Egypt, Genisse engages in a daring deception - she will switch places with Mildred Whimpelhall, who is traveling to meet her fiancé....

    Lia says: "City Lost Romance Found"
    "Coulda' been better.."
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    For all you history lovers out there this book is for you! I don't mind a little history with my romance but this was way to much.
    And to the reviewer who said Ginny was TSTL I think you're wrong. Ginny was a little goofy and a little clumsy and that's what made her so likable. And I really liked Jim.
    The secondary characters were great: Haji, Jock, Magi, Mildred and (sorta) Pomfrey.
    Over all it was a good romance, good sexual tension, good sex BUT there was just too much history. I know a lot of you will be interested in what was happening in Egypt at the turn of the century but that's not for me.

    As to the narrator: This is the first time I've been disappointed in Ms. Eyre. She does all the British accents just fine, male and female, but she can't seem to do an American male. It's like she can do one or the other, male voice or American accent but she can't do both.
    Oh, well, I've listened to a lot of books by her and they were all great so I won't hold this one against her.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Darkness Bound: Night Prowler, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By J. T. Geissinger
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    Tough, smart, and seriously ambitious, reporter Jacqueline "Jack" Dolan despises the secretive clan of shape-shifters known as the Ikati - and has become determined to destroy them. After she writes an editorial arguing for their extermination and turns public opinion against them, the Ikati vow to fight back. They plot to send one of their own to seduce the reporter, then blackmail her into writing a retraction.

    Trish says: "Awesome book and narrator.."
    "Awesome book and narrator.."
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    Where to begin? I think this was my favorite book of the five. And in my last review I said I hope this is the last one because I'm just tired of the depravity and evilness of the bad guys: Caesar, Thirteen and Jahad. However, the author left it kind of a cliffhanger but when you read the summary of the next book, Into Darkness, due out in October, it doesn't say anything about the war coming to the Ikati and it has 2 people who were not in any of the books in this series. I would hate to think that the author is just going to leave it that way, with Jenna, Leander, Honor and Hope standing on a hillside. The End!!!
    Before I forget, I do want to say how happy I'am that Weymouth was killed. I hated him from the very first book. And, it turned out the Caesar wasn't immortal after all. LOL..
    I did, absolutely, love Hawk and Jack. I think they were the best hero and heroine or maybe it was Ember and Christian. Or Jenna and Leander or... Oh, I don't know which two were my favorite...

    As to the narrator: Wow, wow, wow. Ms. Dawe did an outstanding job on this book. I just love the voices she gave to Hawk and Jack. I know she didn't pronounce Alejandro correctly but he was such an a$$hole anyway that he deserved it. Keep up the good work Ms. Dawe.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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