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Trish R.

JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States | Member Since 2014

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  • The Other Guy's Bride

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Connie Brockway
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    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....

    CAROLYN says: "IT WOULD MAKE A GREAT FILM"
    "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
  • Chosen for Power: Women of Power Series, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Kathleen Brooks
    • Narrated By Amy McFadden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22)
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    Somebody is out to destroy Elle Simpson and everything she's worked hard to build. As the CEO of a corporate conglomerate, Elle is used to fighting off challengers. However this new threat comes at a time when she finally lets her guard down to meet Prince Charming. And it's unlike anything she's been up against before.

    Bookworm says: "Uneven"
    "Wonderful.."
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    Love, love, loved this book. The story was simply fabulous, as were the characters. Drake and Elle were such a dynamic couple. Not once were either of them wishy-washy or weak or wimpy. One of the best power couples I’ve ever read about. And, wow, they met at a masquerade party and fell in love immediately. It was just awesome.
    Loved her family: Reid, Bree, Allegra, and Mom. Absolutely loved Shirley, that woman was sure lovable and crazy. Loved Jessica (great secretary) and Mary (after a while.)
    I loved how she took over Titan. That was sooo funny. Those asinine old men.
    And, finally, the bad guys found out that weren’t much when they went up against Drake and Elle. They got their butts kicked, that’s for sure.

    As for the narrator. Amy McFadden is always great. Her men all sound pretty much the same but at least they sound like men, sexy men, too. And she reads with emotion: whispering, crying, laughing, whatever is called for, she does. Love her.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hour of Need: Scarlet Falls, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Melinda Leigh
    • Narrated By Cris Dukehart
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (57)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (50)

    While fighting in Afghanistan, Major Grant Barrett receives devastating news: his brother and sister-in-law have been murdered in Scarlet Falls, the sleepy suburb of Grant's youth. Emotionally scarred from war, the career soldier returns home on emergency leave to temporarily care for his orphaned nephew and niece. But when someone tries to kidnap the kids and their teenage babysitter, Grant knows it's not a random act... and neither were the murders.

    cajoje says: "outstanding"
    "A good read.."
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    OK, so the description says that Grant’s brother and sister-in-law are murdered and he has to come home. What it didn’t say was that it gave you a few minutes to get to know them and hear about their problems before they were murdered! As far as I’m concerned that helped to ruin the whole book. You can’t un-read that. You can stop un-liking Lee and Kate. I was tempted to stop reading it right then and there but I wanted to know who hired Donnie/Hoodie Man to kill them.
    Also, I’m at 56% and Ellie has had 4 or 5 talks, inner dialogue, with herself about how she doesn’t know if she should trust Grant. Um, no I can’t. Then another talk to herself: What if he tells the police? Um, no I can’t. On and on she went until she says something like “I can’t tell you or my family will be killed.” Really? And she thinks Grant's going to just let it go after she says something like that? Geez..
    I finished this book and I have to admit it’s not my favorite Melinda Leigh book. However, it did hold my interest inasmuch as trying to figure out who hired the hit man. Needless to say, I would never have guessed.
    I really did like Grant and Ellie, other than her hemming and hawing about telling him. And I liked the secondary characters, too: Hannah, Mac, Detective McNamara, Nan, Julia, Carson and Faith. And I have to say that Donnie/Hoodie Man was one guy you loved to hate, as well as Regan, Autumn and their fathers. It really was too bad about Lindsay Hamilton.
    This book definitely has sex in it so don’t buy it if you don’t like sex in your books. And the sex was wonderfully done.

    As to the narrator: She was just ok for me. She doesn't sound too manly when it comes to the men's voices and she has absolutely no emotions in her reading. She kind of robotic. I wouldn't NOT listen to her but I wouldn't go out of my way to listen to her again. Sorry..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bridged: Callahan & McLane, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Kendra Elliot
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl, Amy McFadden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17)
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    After a congressman's tortured body is found dangling from a Portland bridge, the FBI joins the Oregon State Police to investigate the case - and FBI Special Agent Ava McLane, still recovering from a bullet wound, hunts the twisted killer alongside the man who captured her heart, police detective Mason Callahan.

    Trish R. says: "Awesome narration.. Wonderful book.."
    "Awesome narration.. Wonderful book.."
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    I just love Mason and Ava. And this was another terrific read. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. The secondary characters, Ray, Zander, Euzent, Troy, Aaron, Carson, Joe and Rick were fascinating, even if some were the bad guys. And I just hate Ava’s sister, Jayne. Good grief, what a freakin’ mess she is. I really wouldn’t mind if she died. I do look forward to Spiraled, which comes out in June. AND for those of you who are concerned about there being sex in these book you can stop worrying. There's NO sex, which is a bummer as far as I'm concerned, but the murder and mayhem helps to make up for it.

    As for the narrators: Absolutely, positively, unbelievably, without a doubt, AWESOME!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • No One to Trust: Red Stone Security Series

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Katie Reus
    • Narrated By Pyper Down
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    Overall
    (60)
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    (52)
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    Computer security specialist Elizabeth Martinez has never been able to turn her back on her brother Benny. When his risky lifestyle finally lands him in harm's way, Elizabeth finds herself dragged into the dangerous underworld with him and into the cross hairs of one of Miami's death-dealing drug lords. Only after her ex-boyfriend saves her does she realize she might have no choice but to depend on the one man she has tried so desperately to forget.

    Dawn says: "Great book!"
    "WTH??"
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    How could this narrator get 4 and 5 star reviews? Every voice sounds just like a girl, just like Ms. Down. How is that a great narrator? AND she sounds like a robot. Not an ounce of emotion in her voice.

    I would also like to say that the description tells us what the book is about or we can zip over to Amazon and look at reviews. This is AUDIBLE! What we need to review is the narrator. Does he or she suck? Why? Is he or she too nasal-y, too sweet for the kind of book he or she is reading, to gruff, too bland, too robotic, lacks emotion. Is he or she doing nothing but reading the book? Not changing his or her voice for the male and female voices? Is the narrator sounding the same whether she or he is reading a whisper spoken?
    Most of us on AUDIBLE don't really care what the book is about. We want to know about the narrator! Just sayin..

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Vanished

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Kendra Elliot
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl, Amy McFadden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (129)
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    (113)
    Story
    (110)

    When an 11-year-old is abducted on her way to school, the FBI doesn't waste a moment, sending agents to scour the area and embedding Special Agent Ava McLane with the distraught family. In the eye of the storm is local detective Mason Callahan, whose life is crumbling to pieces - he's related to the victim, and his longtime confidential informant has just been murdered.

    Books,Chocolate and Lipgloss says: "AMY AND NICK DO IT AGAIN WITH THEIR AMAZING VOICES"
    "Wonderful.."
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    This was a great book, mystery, murder, family drama, sex, everything you could ask for. It was really two stories in one. Mason’s story and Ava’s story about her and her goof-ball twin, Jayne. There were some good secondary characters, Lucas, Lilian, Robin, Ray, Wells, Jake, and Schefte, who was a great guy one minute and a real jerk the next. Another reviewer on Amazon said she felt like the sex was just thrown in and I felt like that too for a while but when I looked at the overall story there was really no place in it for thoughts of sexual desire, not with all their energy focused on finding Henley, the missing 11 year old girl. When Ava and Mason left the hospital, after seeing Jayne, there was only anger and frustration being felt at that self-centered biotch Jayne, so the kiss in the parking lot and their desire for one another fit there perfectly. The sex scene was nicely written and they had their time together before it was back to the business of finding the missing girl. Over-all a really great read.

    As to the narrators: They were just fabulous! I've listened to Ms. McFadden before and just love her but this was my first time listening to Mr. Podehl and he was awesome. I've never heard a man to a woman's voice so well while reading. I will definitely listen to him again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Notorious Lady Anne

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Sharon Cullen
    • Narrated By Veida Dehmlow
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    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    Nicholas Addison, celebrated captain of the Blackwell Shipping Fleet, has agreed to take Mrs. Emmaline Sutherland aboard the Pride and ferry the raven-haired beauty across the Atlantic on what he imagines will be a routine trip. But when the ship is attacked by pirates, the seemingly innocent passenger is revealed to be none other than the infamous marauder Lady Anne, whose name strikes fear in the hearts of sailors everywhere - and whose seductive wiles commandeer Nicholas's affections.

    Tracy T says: "Great Story, Not so good narration."
    "Wonderful.."
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    Love, love, loved this book. A little bit of angst and a little bit of misunderstandings and it was all good. So, let me suggest you ignore the 3 one and two star reviews and read the 50 higher reviews.
    Loved Nicholas and Emmaline, their sexual tension and the remarkable sex. Loved the storyline and, really, there's not enough lady pirate books.
    Loved the secondary characters: Phin, Shamus, Sebastian and Clair. Really hated Peter and Alphonse. Really, really hated Blackwell.
    It was an entertaining book and I will definitely be reading this author again.

    As to the narrator: Since she has a rather low voice to begin with she does alright with most of the men's voices. She did sound kinda' girly when it came to Peter but that was ok because he was a creep anyway and the priest was girly too but he wasn't in it that much so it was alright.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • His Captive Lover: Thorpe Brothers, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Lennox
    • Narrated By Viv Williams
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (35)

    She'd been arrested? Mia couldn't believe what was happening to her! How could the police accuse her of killing her ex-fiance?! She was a kindergarten teacher! But here she was, standing in front of the judge, her eyes wide with fear and confusion.

    Into this chaos strode the largest, most handsome man she'd ever seen in her life! Ash Thorpe stepped into the courtroom and took charge, not just of her defense but of Mia's heart.

    Trish R. says: "Very nice.."
    "Very nice.."
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    Don't listen to the three 1 and 2 star reviews on Amazon, listen to the fifty-five 4 and 5 star ones. This is a really cute short story. Loved Ash and Mia, the story, all the secondary characters, the sexual tension that, eventually, led to some great sex. Loved the brothers, Ryker, Zander and Axel, can't wait to read their stories. Very entertaining.

    As to the narrator: She was just ok for me. She read with no emotion at all and when a man talked in a "deep commanding voice" or in a growl or a sneer, whatever, it was just a little to feminine for me. She did a terrible job of lowering her voice to sound manly. There are 3 more books in this series and I'll read them all without listening. I usually like to read along while I listen but not with this narrator.

    I would also like to say that the description tells us what the book is about or we can zip over to Amazon and look at reviews. This is AUDIBLE! What we need to review is the narrator. Does he or she suck? Why? Is he or she too nasal-y, too sweet for the kind of book he or she is reading, to gruff, too bland, too robotic, lacks emotion. Is he or she doing nothing but reading the book? Not changing his or her voice for the male and female voices? Is the narrator sounding the same whether she or he is reading a whisper spoken?
    Most of us on AUDIBLE don't really care what the book is about. We want to know about the narrator! IMO..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ghost Seer: Ghost Seer, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Robin D. Owens
    • Narrated By Coleen Marlo
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    Overall
    (86)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (81)

    When her eccentric aunt passes away, no-nonsense accountant Clare Cermac inherits more than just a small fortune. She receives the gift of communicating with ghosts. While Clare may not believe in spirits, it’s hard to overlook the shadowy talking dog appearing on her bed or spectral cowboys tipping their hats to her in the streets of Denver. And when she locks eyes with sexy - and living - Zach Slade, there’s certainly no ignoring him either.

    Berls says: "Fresh world and fun characters"
    "Just OK for me.."
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    I liked this book well enough but it seemed kind of silly to continue letting Clare get sicker and sicker rather than have her admit she could see ghosts. Stubborn is only good for so long then it becomes tedious. And Zach was almost as stubborn, but not quite. Since I found both Clare and Zach more than a little whiny I can’t see myself moving on to the next one. It’s also a little too long and repetitive and way to expensive, IMO. There was some good sexual tension and sex in this book but not enough to overcome the constant whining they both did, him about his leg and her about seeing ghosts, it continued throughout the book.
    I liked Mrs. Flinton and Mrs. MaGee and Rickman and Jack Slade but mostly I loved Enzo.

    As to the narrator: Ms. Marlo did a wonderful job. The men sounded like men instead all girly BUT what she really did a great job on was Enzo. OMG, what a spectacular voice she gave to Clare's ghost dog. Loved that dog, thanks to Ms. Marlo. I would definitely listen to her again.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Unleashed: The Highland Historical Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Kerrigan Byrne
    • Narrated By Derek Perkins
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    Overall
    (94)
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    (91)
    Story
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    Meet the MacLauchlan Berserkers - Roderick, Finn and Connor. They are three of the world's Unwanted. On a snowy Solstice night, their tale becomes one of blood and vengeance, of love, redemption, and forging the bonds that make a family.

    CAROLYN says: "3 PARANORMAL CELTIC HIGHLAND HEROES IN 1 BOOK"
    "Wow.."
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    Roderick
    What a nice little story. Sweet love story and some very nice sex. It was nice sex because Roderick was mute and couldn’t say the stupid things authors usually have them say that have me rolling my eyes. Evelyn was a little goofy and ran off at the mouth when she was nervous and that made her sooo likable. Oh, and, Alrik got all that he deserved.

    Connor
    Another sweet story. I just love how the berserkers decide who will be their mate. LOL.. Even though they sound scary as hell when they’re in that form. AND I really don’t know how a woman could possibly get turned on by him when she’d surrounded by dead bodies. Fortunately, THAT didn’t last long. I really did like Connor and Lindsay. And, again, the bad guy, Angus, got what he deserved and I was happy about that.

    Finn
    The end! And what a great book. I loved every story and every hero and heroine. Loved Finn and Rhona the best, I think. She had it pretty rough so I was really happy for their HEA. And it was nice to see Roderick and Evelyn and Connor and Lindsay. Three really wonderful brothers. All got their own bad guy, including Finn.

    As to the narrator: Again, he was just alright for me. The worst was Finn's voice. I don't know, he sounded kind of stupid. I'm just not that crazy about Derek Perkins.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Righteous Kill: A Shakespearean Suspense

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Kerrigan Byrne
    • Narrated By Derek Perkins
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    Overall
    (27)
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    (26)
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    A prolific serial killer is crucifying and 'baptizing' the working girls of Portland, and FBI Special Agent Luca Ramirez is locked in a desperate race to prevent the next casualty. The game changes when the latest victim is pulled out of the Willamette River alive, and Luca knows this witness may be his key to breaking the case. When the fanatical killer threatens her life a second time, Luca is assigned to protect the most unique and captivating woman he's ever met by going undercover as her lover.

    Carole says: "Listen, you won't regret it.............."
    "Just OK for me.."
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    MY AMAZON REVIEW:

    Jane said: "I liked the William Shakespeare quotes at the beginning of each chapter. But they were unrelated to what was happening. I don't think they belong in this book," And I have to agree. There are a LOT of people who don't like Shakespeare and find his words nonsensical and I'm one of those people. The words really didn't seem to have anything to do with that was going on. But, since the book was being read to me I couldn't just pass them by.
    AMAZON CUSTOMER said: "Focused on Romance." And, again I agree. If this book was going to concentrate mainly on the romance it shouldn't have been called Righteous Kill, that's very misleading.
    I just read Ms. Byrne's trilogy called Reclaimed, about 3 sisters who were banshees and I absolutely loved it. This book? Not so much.

    I really liked Luca and Hero. And the secondary characters, Vince, Angora, Knox, Rown, Ozolde, Eoghan, etc., were wonderful.
    The sex was kinda nice but the story did kind of drag. Very close to 400 pages was just to many pages to try and fill without it starting to drag and become boring.

    As to the narrator: I like to read along and this narrator was ok. The female voices were nice but he didn't have an ounce of emotion in his words. And that's important to me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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