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Trish R.

JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States | Member Since 2014

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  • Never Seduce a Scot: Montgomerys and Armstrongs, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Maya Banks
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2140)
    Performance
    (1960)
    Story
    (1966)

    Eveline Armstrong is fiercely loved and protected by her powerful clan, but outsiders consider her "touched." Beautiful, fey, with a level, intent gaze, she doesn't speak. No one, not even her family, knows that she cannot hear. Content with her life of seclusion, Eveline has taught herself to read lips and allows the outside world to view her as daft. But when an arranged marriage into a rival clan makes Graeme Montgomery her husband, Eveline accepts her duty -unprepared for the delights to come.

    CAROLYN says: "OMG - NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL A GREAT LISTEN"
    "Absolutely awesome.."
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    Would you listen to Never Seduce a Scot again? Why?

    Probably. It was such a touching love story.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Never Seduce a Scot?

    When Genevieve first spoke after 3 years. She was PO'd and awesome in her anger.


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

    She brought every emotion imaginable.


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

    OK, I'll admit it. I did cry, just a little.


    Any additional comments?

    This was such a great book. I would never have thought about a deaf heroine but it was done so wonderfully. I loved everyone in this book, Bowen, Teague, Rorie. BUT I did hate Kiersten and Ian McHugh. Some got what they deserved and some didn't but it was still a really spectacular book. AND it has some great sex in it too. I read this book yesterday and have since read Bowen and Genevieve's story, which I'm about to go review right now. Maya Banks is such an awesome story teller.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Wishing for a Highlander: Highland Wishes, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Jessi Gage
    • Narrated By Marian Hussey
    Overall
    (102)
    Performance
    (88)
    Story
    (89)

    Single-and-pregnant museum worker Melanie voices an idle wish while examining a Scottish artifact, that a Highland warrior would sweep her off her feet and help her forget her cheating ex. The last thing she expects is for her wish to be granted. Magically transported to the middle of a clan skirmish in the 16th-century Highlands, she comes face to face with her kilted fantasy man.

    Stacy says: "Time Travel...with a neat twist!"
    "Great read..So-So narrator.."
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    Great story. Loved Big Darcy..

    I first reviewed this book on March 10, 2013 but I liked it so much I thought I would listen to it since it had reached audible.

    The one thing I didn’t like, at all, was Darcy’s height of almost six and a half feet tall and Melanie/Malina was five feet two. Really? He’d have to pick her up every time he kissed her or drop to his knees or bend so far over it would give him a terrible backache is they kissed very long. Differences in heights have to make some kind of sense. So, “when you’re toes to toes your nose is in it and when you’re nose to nose your toes are in it.”
    This is the second time this past month that I’ve read about someone with blond hair having black eyelashes. Again, Really? I can’t even picture that duo.

    As much as these things bothered I still loved the story and everyone in it: Aodhan (pronounced Aiden, according to the narrator,) Wilhelm and Constance, Timothy and Gravois. I like Ginneleah but I didn’t like that she was married to a grown man and had been for 2 years. And, as far as I’m concern her husband, Steafan, was as crazy as a bedbug. And, finally, Anya. Wow, she was so self-centered she was easy to hate. And I did hate her, that’s why I won’t be reading the next story. I have no idea what this author was thinking to make the next book about someone so easy to hate in this book. That must be why this book has 112 reviews and the next book has only 25.

    To all of you who start a book only to find out there's SEX in it then give the book one star because of it? DON'T BUY THIS BOOK BECAUSE IT HAS SEX. Some of us like that in a romance novel.

    As to the narrator: She was alright. Sometimes her men sounded like men and sometimes they didn't and she did not have one iota of emotion when she read.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Highlander's Folly: The Novels of Loch Moigh, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Barbara Longley
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (53)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (46)

    A brave fifteenth-century Highlander fiercely devoted to his foster family, Hunter of clan MacKintosh can defeat any man in battle. Thanks to his fae gifts, he can read the intent of his opponents and guess their next moves. But when the faerie Madame Giselle sends Hunter to the present day, he stumbles into a staged battle and rescues a young knight - only to discover that the knight is a woman, and she's anything but a damsel in distress.

    A. says: "Not so good"
    "Wonderful book and spectacular narration."
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    I started laughing right off the bat. It just struck me funny that a male’s member was called a “tarse” and his rear-end was called an “arse.”

    Anyway, I’m glad this book is not 300 or 400 pages because there was a lot of angst already, and I do hate pages and pages of angst. I mean, really? Hunter wanted to marry Sky because he was concerned about his feelings for Meghan, afraid he can’t do his job if he’s constantly thinking of Meghan? The stupid angst lasted through the whole book but it was not so bad as to ruin the book because there was so much more going on.

    I loved Hunter, despite his angst, and Meghan, because she was so kick-ass. I also liked Tieren, Allain, Sky and Aine. And it was nice seeing Malcolm and True, from True to the Highlander. As well as Robley and Erin, from The Highlander’s Bargain.

    There is some great sex in this book so if you're not into that then find another book to listen to.

    All three books were just wonderful time travel books.

    I have to say that I don’t usually like male narrators but Mr. Gigante is just awesome. His women’s voices are spot on and our luscious hero, Hunter, has a voice you could only dream about whispering in your ear. I would not hesitate to listen to him again. Such a marvelous voice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ring of Lies

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Victoria Howard
    • Narrated By Michelle Ford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    When English accountant Daniel Elliott dies in a car accident one rainy night, his widow, Grace, is overcome with grief... and panic. Daniel was controlling and their marriage loveless, but he always took care of the sheltered Grace. Or so she thought. She soon discovers Daniel kept secrets: an alias, mob ties, a list of numbers, a mysterious beach house in Florida... and a girlfriend who looks like Grace. Swallowing her fear, she flies to Miami to claim the house Daniel left her. But the price of her curiosity is peril.

    Ellis says: "Kept my attention throughout"
    "Really?"
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    The reviewers who gave this narrator 4 or 5 stars have to be friends of her's because she totally sucks. Every man, from the minister/priest to the man in the cemetary to the lawyer to Jack all sounded like a female. It was like she didn't even try to sound manly.
    Give me all the NOT HELPFUL votes you want, I don't care. The narrator is one of the worst I've ever heard.

    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!

    I gave the Story and Overall 3 stars because I'm going to finish the book by just reading it and I wanted to be fair to the author. It wasn't her fault she has a miserable reader do he book.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Robber Bride: The Daring Debutantes, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Jerrica Knight-Catania
    • Narrated By Stevie Zimmerman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    When Victoria Barclay, privileged daughter of the Viscount Grantham, has a life-altering experience as a young girl, it sets the course for the rest of her life. She is determined to make a difference in the world, no matter the consequence, and becomes a highwayman - or woman, as it were - robbing the rich and donating her pilfered gains to the poor. Life-long friend and neighbor, Phineas Dartwell, Earl of Leyburn, suspects his dear friend is up to no good. She's become evasive, and even worse, he cares that she's become evasive.

    K. April Holgate says: "Sweet Historical Romance"
    "A good read.."
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    I just bought this a while ago and enjoyed it immensely. There wasn’t any sex but there was a touch of sexual tension on Finn‘s part so anyone who wants to read a really cute love story this one is for you. As cute as the story was I don’t see where the title of The Robber Bride comes from. I almost considered not getting it for that reason but then my daughter read it and said it was so cute that I decided to get it. Victoria was definitely a robber but she was a Highwayman and she was not a bride until the last few pages so the name doesn’t really fit the book. It could have had a catcher name.

    However, I did like Fin/Phineas (what a god-awful name for a hero) and Victoria and Thomas. The only other likable people in the book were the poor she helped. Victoria’s mother, Lady Grantham was a witch and Lady Beecham was a bitch.

    The one thing I didn’t like about this book was the lack of descriptions. I really have no clue what Lady Beecham looked like, except at the masquerade ball when she looked like a whore. No idea what Tom looked like either, or Fin, for that matter. And all I remember about Victoria are her “mediocre looks” and her “front teeth that overlapped.” Not exactly the kind of description I want to read for a heroine. Therefore, I can’t see myself reading any other books by this author. Mediocre looks and overlapping teeth are part of my every day world and I read to get out of that world. I want handsome heroes and beautiful heroines or I'm not real interested in reading. And that's my opinion.

    As to the narrator: Ms. Zimmerman was ok with her voices but sometime I think she lost track of who was talking. Sometimes Fin's voice was just too feminine and other times it was rather manly. Not the worst narration I've ever heard. I would listen to her again.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Against the Wind: The Raines of Wind Canyon, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Kat Martin
    • Narrated By Jack Garrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (88)
    Performance
    (72)
    Story
    (74)

    New York Times best-selling author Kat Martin launches a riveting contemporary romance series starring the Raines boys of Wind Canyon, Wyoming. Back in high school, Jackson Raines was humiliated by the beautiful Sarah Allen, who wanted out of Wind Canyon at any cost. Now Jackson reluctantly opens his ranch to the recently widowed Sarah. And as sparks ignite, he finds himself protecting her from her dead husband’s shady business partners.

    Rhonda says: "Keeps you guessing"
    "Not even OK for me.."
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    The first thing I can tell you that I LIKED about this book is the sexual tension that was part of Jackson and Sarah from the very beginning. That is, until it became so repetitive. He couldn’t be anywhere near her or think about her without an erection popping up or all his blood going to his groin. I just love sexual tension in a book but this was a little much.

    The first thing I DIDN’T like about this book is that it was sooo long. 400 (396 really) pages makes for something that gets boring and repetitive and about 300 pages. AND OMG, all the “Against” books are just as long. I can’t read a book that drags on and on and on. This book did not have to be this long and I can’t see myself reading another book by this author. There was sooo many unnecessary words that just dragged the story out.
    And, good grief, Sarah said and thought and did some of the stupidest things that she was TSTL sometimes. There was constant thoughts of her not trusting Jackson because of Andrew but she sure trusted him to screw him time and time again. I have to tell you that when Sarah told Jackson she didn’t love him and she was leaving and he should get on with his life I was wishing the book would end right there and Jackson would go on without that stupid biotch. God! I just hated her. I hate stubborn, whiny, bitchy women! Be one or the other, not all three.

    By the time the book ended it was too late for me to like her or be glad for the outcome.

    I liked Jackson and his 2 brothers, Dev and Gabe. I liked Jimmy and his sons as well as Nan, Holly and Livvy. I absolutely hated Detective Mercer and the Turk and Kozak. But mostly I hated Andrew, and he was dead at the very beginning of the book. The parts about the loggers were just thrown in and was totally unnecessary and had nothing to do with the real story of this book.

    As much as I liked Dev and Gabe I will not be reading their stories.

    As to the narrator: I have no idea how this narrator could get anything but 1 or 2 stars if all his books are as bad as this one. He has absolutely no emotion whan he reads and when Dev, Gabe, Jimmy and Wheel were creeping up on the cabin you just know they should be whispering about their plans but they weren't. They spoke in a regular tone of the readers voice. It was actually laughable. And his women's voices were horrible. I can't see myself listening to this narrator again. Sorry..

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Hold on My Heart

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Tracy Brogan
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (48)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (47)

    To build a future, sometimes you have to tear down the past... Chicago event planner Libby Hamilton can turn any bland setting into a dramatic venue - but when she abruptly loses her job, and her fair-weather boyfriend moves to another state, Libby suddenly finds herself back in the tiny town she grew up in. Worse than that, her father wants help transforming an old schoolhouse into a vintage ice cream parlor and Libby must trade in her power suits for power tools.

    Kimberly says: "Average"
    "Just ok.."
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    One reviewer said she could have done without so much sex. Really? At 35% the was no sex, no desire, no lust, no wanting, no nothing. So, I assumed there was going to be sex later on. Gratuitous sex. The kind of sex the publishers want. Geez, I just hate that. Either have sexual tension/sex in the whole book or don’t have it at all. It’s stupid to have page after page of no thoughts about it then BAM there’s the sex. So, at 62-ish% they had sex and not one thing led up to it. It makes for poor reading when there’s no desire of any kind then they’re screwing like rabbits. It went from nothing to at least 3 sex scenes. That’s just stupid, IMO.

    I did like all the players: Tom, Libby, Ginny, Ben, Marti, Dante, Peter, Beverly and bitchy old Nana but I can’t see myself reading this author again. I just hate the first half the book being nothing and then the second half filled with desire and sex.

    ***I would give this author 5 stars for the fact that she DID NOT have Libby SCREAM out Tom's name when she had an orgasm. Having a heroine do that is just stupid, stupid, stupid.***

    As to the narration: Ms. Dawe has her hits and misses and this was just an ok narration. Most of the time she sounded just like a robot; no whispering, no laughing no nothing. She just kinda' read the book. Her voices were fine but you need to do more than just do voices.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Blank Slate

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Tiffany Snow
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (336)
    Performance
    (293)
    Story
    (291)

    As a cyber-hacker born into a family of thieves, Clarissa O’Connell thinks she’s seen the worst the criminal underworld has to offer - until her brother is arrested and she’s forced into a pact with the notorious crime boss known only as Solomon to free him. For FBI agent Erik Langston, the world is divided into black and white, wrong and right. So he’s made it his life’s mission to hunt down Solomon. When Clarissa’s cyberattacks begin to topple Solomon’s enemies, Erik is hot on her trail, believing her to be the key to bringing down Solomon and his empire.

    sally says: "The story was dull"
    "Done.."
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    One reviewer on Amazon said this book was full of sex. Really? They did not even kiss, or even think of it, until about 41%, so I’d say that reviewer was way wrong or didn’t even read the book. AND she’s read 3 books and gave them all 1 star. That should tell you something.
    Like most book that are 350+ pages this just goes on and on and is just repetitive. He’d start to kiss her then back off, then did kiss her and jumped back, then started to make love to her and jump out of bed and act like it scared the hell out of him. Geez, do something! Even if it’s wrong.

    It was interesting how two different groups of bad guys were after her but since she had no memory it became boring waiting to find out who they were and why they wanted her.

    I’m at 57% and there has been no sex, only a slight mention of him or her imagining the other naked. They ‘spoon’ in the SUV to stay warm and there’s no erection, no thoughts of sex, no nothing. WTH book are these people reading that they say it’s full of sex?
    I’m going to assume that the second half of the book is full of sex and I hate that. Have sex in the entire book or don’t have any at all.

    I'm at 62% and I don't care about anything. I don't care if they get her. I don't care if they fall in love or if they EVER have sex. This is just long and drawn out.

    As to the narrator: I always like to listen to Ms. Eby. She's a great narrator but even her talent couldn't help with this book.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Scandalous Again: Switching Places, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Christina Dodd
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    Overall
    (107)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (51)

    Madeline de Lacy, the duchess of Magnus, prides herself on being one of the most sensible young women in England, which is why she can’t believe that, in a turn of the cards, her noble father has lost his entire estate – and her! – to a stranger.

    Tori-Lyn says: "Enjoyed!!!!"
    "Good story. Not so good narration.."
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    This was a good book but the description is a little misleading. It says they switch places so I thought there was going to be two stories. However, I was wrong and to find out what happens to Eleanor you have to read the next book. I can't see that happening. I feel like I've been tricked into buying another book and that irritates me to no end.

    That being said, I did like Madeline and Gabriel. Her father, Magnus was sweet but a little crazy. Lady Thomasin was sweet, too.
    I knew Rumbelow was going to be a creep from the git-go, along with Big Bill. It was a very entertaining read. And the sex was very well written.

    As to the narration: You can tell this is an old narration of Ms. Eyre's because it's terrible. Her voices were ok but there was not an ounce of emotion in her reading. The hero and heroine were in a room and the bad guy was looking for them and if that wasn't the time to whisper I don't know what was. I couldn't wait to get away from that part of the book because it was just too terrible for words. No whispering, no laughter, no nothing. Justine Eyre is usually one of my favoeite narrators but not this time.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Someone like Her

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Sandra Owens
    • Narrated By Amy McFadden, Mikael Naramore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (23)

    Known to the K2 Special Services team as Romeo, ex-Navy SEAL Jake Buchanan may spend his downtime living up to his nickname, but there's one woman who sets his heart racing like no one else can: Maria Kincaid. Unfortunately, his boss - her brother - has made it crystal clear that she's off-limits. Jake doesn't do commitment, while Maria is the type of woman who deserves a promise of forever. Yet Maria finds herself drawn to Jake, the man who stares at her with a desire she wishes he'd act on.

    Trish R. says: "Very entertaining.."
    "Very entertaining.."
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    Great story! Murder, mystery, mayhem, a rescue from Egypt, love and lots of sex. Really exciting storyline.
    Loved both Jake and Maria. It was nice to see Logan and Dani again. Really liked Saint, Tennessee and Elaine.
    Loved her car Sally and her cat Mouse. Liked Detective Nolan, too.
    And I loved to hate Fortunada, what a piece of crap he was. There was never a dull moment. I read Crazy for Her and really enjoyed it so I thought I’d give this one a try.
    I could have done with a little less angst but it was still a great story.

    I got this book free with my KindleUnlimited and the audible version for $1.99. What a deal.

    As to the narrators: They really were wonderful. Especially Amy McFadden. She reads with a lot more emotions. She laughs, she cries, she whispers, and Mikael Naramore doesn't. His female voices are very good, he just needs to laugh, yell, bellow, whisper when it's called for.

    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
    (134)
    Performance
    (121)
    Story
    (121)

    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.

    Sugarpucker says: "Maybe it's just me...."
    "Geez.."
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    I didn't review this when I reviewed the book on Amazon. So here it is.

    OK, I'm at 40% and I'm not sure I'm going to finish. I read Material Girl a while back and only gave it 2 stars because it was soooo long and boring and the heroine was TSTL but I decided to give the author another chance. This book and the audio was free with my KindleUnlimited so I got them.
    And again the story just goes on and on and on saying the same thing using different words. The only people I really like are Luke, his Dad and Leo. I love Leo. He has a disease that's killing him but he still hangs on to his sense of humor. Also, I know there's going to be sex in this book but there's nothing that leads up to it. Luke has spent quite a bit of time with Maddy but there's never any thoughts or feelings of passion or desire. Personally, I'd rather have sexual tension all through the book than to have the sex.

    I gave this book 3 stars because I'm not finishing it. I can't give 1 or 2 stars to a book that might have gotten better but I didn't stick around to find out.

    As to the narrator: With Ms. Eby narrating I can usually finish a book but not this one. She does a great job with the voices and emotions and I could listen to her again and again.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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