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Trish R.

JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States | Member Since 2013

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  • Fallen

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs)
    • By Celeste Bradley
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (100)
    Performance
    (89)
    Story
    (92)

    Destined for spinsterhood, Isadora "Izzy" Temple can only dream of finding a husband - of feeling his touch in the dark, his lips on her neck, his passion building with each kiss. Imagine her surprise when she awakens to find she's not dreaming at all! Lord Julien Blackworth, has mistaken Izzy's room for his - and he's fallen into her bed and into her wildest dreams.... When the household discovers a man in her boudoir, Izzy pretends that Julien is her fiancé. Once he spends time playing the part, Julien finds himself falling for the fiesty beauty.

    Rita says: "What!!!"
    "A good read.."
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    But it did seem to go on forever. So many misunderstandings that went on and on. I loved Julian and he was a great hero considering all that he went through with his horrible father and grandfather. Izzy had some really funny lines and was a wonderful character. Loved Eric and Celia, such great friends. What I didn't like so much was that the greater part of the sex was between Betty (the maid) and Timothy (the stableman.) Julian and Izzy made love once at about 50% and again at about 90%.
    Too much time was spent on Betty and Timothy, IMO..
    I really liked the second part of the book best, after they went to Dearington. Everything came to a head there and I couldn't turn the pages fast enough.

    SPOILER BELOW!!!

    What I really didn't like was the epilogue. I'm sure it's just me but I just hate reading about the hero and heroine growing old, reading about their hair going grey. I just like to remember them how I pictured them throughout the book.

    As to the narrator: She did a really terrific job. She has a voice that's just made for narrating. I wouldn't hesitate to listen to her again and again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Honor of a Highlander: A Novella: The MacKinnon Clan, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By April Holthaus
    • Narrated By Melissa Carey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    Laird Rory MacKinnon set out to join William Wallace after discovering an imminent threat that the English have planned an attack. Raised as a warrior, he has given his heart and soul to fight for Scotland's freedom, until he meets a lass who has captured his heart like no other, Lady Annella. After a brutal attack on her land, Rory discovers that Annella has been taken prisoner by the English. Now Rory must fight; not only to secure his own clan's freedom but to save the woman he loves.

    Nicole Laverdure says: "Amazing Scottish adventure!"
    "I know I'm going to finish this.."
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    But I'll finish it by just reading the book. This narrator is just terrible. Sometimes she lowers her voice when the hero speaks and sometime she doesn't. All the other men sound quite girly. She has no emotion. All she does is read the book, almost like a robot. She would never be a favorite of mine. I've listened to 13 hour books and with the right narrator they've been exciting. When I can't listen to a 4+ hour book that's really sad.

    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, too childish sounding, 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?
    Tell us about the NARRATOR.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stone Cold Lover: Gargoyles, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Christine Warren
    • Narrated By Laurel Wilson
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (19)

    Felicity "Fil" Shaltis can read the magic in auras, but her fascination with a valuable statue her friend Ella Harrow asks her to locate is purely artistic. At least until the fierce stone gargoyle comes to life as a powerful immortal warrior, who promptly saves her from a cultist set on destroying them both. Spar expected nothing less than one of the seven demons of the Dark to wake him, but instead he finds himself the unlikely savior of a spirited human female.

    Trish R. says: "Great read.."
    "Great read.."
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    I don't think I liked this as much as I did the first one but I still really liked it. I did get tired of Fil (what a horrible name) Felicity pushing Spar away and then changing her mind and seducing him only to push him away again. That was a little irritating. Authors think that makes a heroine look strong but it actually makes her look like an idiot, like she doesn't know what the hell she wants.
    I liked Spar much more than I liked Felicity, just like I preferred Kees over Ella, in Heart of Stone.
    Overall, It was a good story with some good sex and I will definitely buy the next book.

    As for the narrator: She did an excellent job. She sighed when the book called for it, as well as laughed and yelled. AND the men sounded like men.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Daring the Moon

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Sherrill Quinn
    • Narrated By Delisha Forest
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Sexy. Primal. Irresistibly male. It takes a lot to ruffle Taite Gibson. But the enormous, snarling werewolf that's stalking her through the streets of Tucson? Yeah, that oughta do it. Those terrifying attacks convince Taite to seek out Ryder Merrick, a reclusive British horror writer reputed to know everything about werewolves, including how to kill them. Turns out he also knows how to leave her shaking with desire…On his remote private island, Ryder can live safely with the beast inside him, unable to harm others or himself.

    Trish R. says: "I'm done!"
    "I'm done!"
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    Raise your hand if you know how to pronounce DECLAN. That would be a whole lot of you. But this narrator pronounces it DE-CLAN. Really?
    I just can't listen to this narrator, and I'm only on page 8. No matter who talks they all sound like her.
    I'll finish the book by just reading reading it.
    This kind of reader is just unfair to the author.
    I gave it 3 stars for Story and Overall because I'm not finishing it and
    I'm sure it would have been a good book, if not for the narration.
    Sorry, Ms. Forest but if you're going to be a narrator you need to learn
    how to perform. Especially how to lower your voice to sound a little manly.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Cowboy for Christmas

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Kristen James
    • Narrated By Christine Fitzgerald
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    When her estranged brother passes, Missy is suddenly an unwanted co-owner to Ocean View Stables by Florence, Oregon. Missy wants to start over somewhere new after her old boss burned her. She's jobless and has a wrongly ruined reputation, so this works out perfectly...until she meets the cowboy running the place. Brent built his dream with determination and his two hands; he's responsible for everything that happens there. Secretly, he feels responsible that his former partner died. He also doesn't hide his belief that Missy won't stick around. Women tend to take off on him so why would she be any different?

    Trish R. says: "Nice..but"
    "Nice..but"
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    So, this was a good story. Both Brent and Missy were likable and there was plenty of sexual tension without too much sex, mostly fade-to-black. Which was good for me. I don't care as much for the sex as I do all the thoughts and feelings leading up to it. I just hate gratuitous sex, sex for the sake of sex. Anyway, I'd definitely read more from this author.
    That being said, I think something went wrong in the reading and the writing of this book. There was pages and pages where the words being read were not syncing with the book or sentences and paragraphs were added to the book after the narration was done.
    It was just crazy. But, if you waited the words and pages would catch up with each other.
    AND there was a time when they were talking about another woman and the book said her name was Amanda but the narrator called her Catherine. I'm sure it was not the narrators fault. I don't think rewriting a book is a good idea when it's already been narrated. To me it wasn't so bad but to others' it'll be earth-shattering. LOL..

    As to the narrator: She did a fine job. No emotion to speak of but the men all sounded like men and that's important. Nothing worse that a man and woman making love and having it sound like two women.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Twisted: Eternal Guardians, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Elisabeth Naughton
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Wiley
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Nick, leader of the half-breeds and the last true hero, has spent his life fighting a dark pull toward the gods - a pull he now knows is linked to his father Krónos and the Titan's plan to escape from the Underworld. But Nick's hidden powers are coveted by more than just his father. Imprisoned by Hades, Nick battles every form of torture imaginable as the god schemes to break him. Only one thing keeps him sane - one woman who gives him the strength to fight the relentless darkness.

    Trish R. says: "Good grief.. SPOILERS, maybe.."
    "Good grief.. SPOILERS, maybe.."
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    This was far from my favorite of the Eternal Guardians. In fact, if I hadn't loved the other books so much I might have given this 1 star. I just could not like Cynna. As far as I'm concerned she WAS just Zagreus's slut, I don't care if it was willing or not. For 6 months she tortured Nick at the devils' spawn request and we were supposed to like her? When Nick was in the other books I really liked him but in this one, not so much. It was almost like their story was built around their dark and painful sex. I mean, they both had their turn at being chained while doing their "business." If this is the route EN is taking I'm through with her EG books.

    As to the narrator: Ms. Wiley did a wonderful job. Every one had their own voice, whether it was male or female. She could use a little more emotion but I was still pleased with her narration.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shame on Him: Fool Me Once, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Tara Sivec
    • Narrated By Amy McFadden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (51)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (49)

    For Lorelei Warner, being perfect isn't everything it's cracked up to be. She did what her straitlaced parents wanted: Became a lawyer, married her college boyfriend. But since her husband ran off with another man and her career became a nonstop bore-fest, Lorelei has turned to her best friends and Fool Me Once Investigations to find fulfillment and adventure.

    Trish R. says: "A MUST listen to series.."
    "A MUST listen to series.."
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    What a wonderful series. I laughed through all 3 books and was saddened to have each one end.
    I absolutely loved Lorelei, Paige and Kennedy and their men, of course, Dallas, Matt and Griffen.
    Each book had it's own brand of humor. I will definitely reread them.
    A great love story, a little angst, and some great sex, too.
    Loved Lorelei's Mom. She was hysterical. And loved Kennedy's Dad, Buddy and Uncle Wally.
    Funniest books I've ever read.

    As for the narrator: Simply AWESOME. What more can I say?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shame on Me: Fool Me Once, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Tara Sivec
    • Narrated By Amy McFadden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (60)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (56)

    Ex-model Paige McCarty is fed up with being just a pretty face. After her ex-husband’s gambling problem left her royally screwed and tragically shoeless, she started Fool Me Once Investigations with her best friends, Lorlei and Kennedy, to prevent other women from being similarly played and dismayed.

    Trish R. says: "Funny, funny, funny.."
    "Funny, funny, funny.."
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    Some really funny stuff came out of the authors mind when she wrote these books. I've already read Shame on You and this one today and when I finish this review I'm going to read Shame on Him.

    Paige had some really funny lines and thoughts. Matt was absolutely wonderful. Nice to see Kennedy and Lorelei again. Andy was an idiot and was a perfect match for Melanie.
    Love, love, loved Paige's mother, Matt's Dad, Eunice and Fran. They were some crazy old ladies and a gent.

    The F-BOMB was used quite a bit and there was SEX. So if you're not looking for that kind of book, move on.

    I got all three of these books and the audible version free with my KindleUnlimited. What a deal for a lot of great laughs.

    As for the narrator: She made the book. She was absolutely hysterical. Without her reading I don't think it would have been nearly as funny. Wonderful job..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shame on You: Fool Me Once, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Tara Sivec
    • Narrated By Amy McFadden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (109)
    Performance
    (104)
    Story
    (106)

    After war veteran Kennedy O’Brien returned home from Afghanistan and caught her husband in bed with the nanny, she lost her faith in all things male. So she started Fool Me Once Investigations to stick it to the man — because there’s no better bounty hunter than a woman scorned. Her latest job is a wild dog-chase to slap cuffs on a bail jumper turned Chihuahua thief, but thanks to her meddling family, Kennedy will have to put up with a partner. And it’s about the last man she’d ever pick: Her cheating ex-husband’s best friend, Griffin Crawford.

    C. Rushing says: "Hilarious!"
    "Funniest book ever.."
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    For anyone who called this book stupid or silly or whatever, they have no sense of humor whatsoever.

    I have 800+ reviews and I've been reading for over 30 years and I can tell you this is the funniest book I've ever read. I have never laughed so much from the beginning to the end of a book.

    I loved Kennedy and her army attitude and I loved Griffen for waiting all those years for Kennedy. That's a great love, waiting 18 years.
    Loved Paige and Lorelei. Loved Kennedy's Dad.
    Loved the whole damn book. Swear words and all.
    Oh, and I loved the sex, too.

    As to the narrator: Just PHENOMENAL! Ms. McFadden whispered, yelled, murmured, gasped, was as sarcastic as hell and she made this book worth listening to. Awesome job!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wolf's Fall: Alpha Pack, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By J. D. Tyler
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (28)

    Still tormented by his recent captivity, Alpha Pack commander Nick Westfall isn't sure he's fit to lead - especially when he meets the one woman he can't claim without reliving the torture he endured at the hands of a rogue vampire. Vampire princess Calla Shaw has seen her own share of heartbreak, but she can tell that the wild attraction she and Nick feel for each other could turn into something significant - if only he'd let it. But Calla isn't about to give up on her mate without a fight.

    lalita says: "WRONG NARRATOR.. NEEEDED KRISTEN POTTER."
    "Not as good as the first 5 books."
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    So, I've read all the Alpha Pack books and this was my least favorite. However, it was nice seeing the others: John Hammer, Jax, Ryon, Zander, Noah, Sariel ( <- my personal favorite,) etc, etc.
    I did like Nick and Calla but their angst wasn't that enjoyable. AND it was like the author was unaware of any kind of an endearment except "baby or babe." Good grief, that word was used 39 times, mostly in the second half of the book. That's way too much for one word to be used in a book. So, no, this wasn't my favorite and I think I'm done with this series. I mean, Really? To have to wait 8 or 10 or 12 months for the next book? That's so becoming ridiculous now. This is book 6 and there's supposed to be another 3 or 4 more? So 3 or 4 years of waiting? I've enjoyed it up until now but I'm done. I think I'll stick to trilogies that are all out or if there's 6 or 8 or 10 books to a series I'll read those so there won't be any waiting.

    As to the narrator: She was alright. I have no idea why Kirsten Potter didn't narrate this book, like the first 5, but Ms. Gavin didn't do a horrible job. I would definitely listen to her again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Supernatural

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By G. A. Aiken, Jacquelyn Frank, Larissa Ione, and others
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (84)
    Performance
    (83)
    Story
    (83)

    From best-selling authors Larissa Ione, Alexandra Ivy, Jacquelyn Frank, and G. A. Aiken comes an anthology of four all-new novellas set in the alluring worlds that each has created.

    Candateshia Pafford says: "Fianlly Kane Story"
    "3 Good ones.."
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    Vampire Fight Club
    Pretty good book. It had a good storyline and some good secondary characters. I really liked Nate and Lena. Also liked Marsden, Eidolon, Shade, Luc and Wraith. It had some good sex too. This is my first time reading anything by this author and I liked her writing so I’ll look into more of her books. 5 stars.

    Darkness Eternal
    Another pretty good book. I think Uriel was just awesome and Kata was very likable. Yannah sounded kinda cool, for a demon. You didn’t meet Sergei but he was described as being evil enough in the book that you felt like he was there all along. Marika? What can I say about that crazy, vicious bitch? And the backstory about why the battle happened with the demon at the docks in London was pretty darn slick, leaving Uriel to worry for, at least, two centuries. The sex was very good. The reason I didn’t give this 5 stars is because it made me crazy every time I read the word “husked.” I looked up the word and nowhere did it have anything to do with speaking. She husked? He husked? How about groaned, grumbled, whispered, murmured, etc. Something that makes sense. This is my first read by Alexandra Ivy and that single word would keep from reading anything else by her. I’m afraid she’d continue using that stupid word and I would spend too much time cringing. 4 stars.

    Kane
    This is my favorite one so far but that’s probably because I read Jacob’s story last year. I liked it but, as I said in my review, I can’t see myself reading anything by this author because she just goes on and on telling a story and really not letting the players in the book participate, just pages and pages with no one saying a word. This was sorta like that. However, I really liked Kane and Corrine. And it was nice to see Jacob, Noah and Abram. And the sex was awesome.The only thing that made me crazy was how many times Destiny or Sweet Destiny was used. It was a lot considering this was a novella. 4 stars.

    Dragon on Top
    Oh well, 3 novellas out of 4 isn’t bad, because I won’t be reading this last book. This is the drawback to these kinds of bundled books. I just can’t read a book where the author refers to a woman’s parts as a pu$$y. I know a lot of you like that but to me it’s just disgusting. I don’t read books without sex but that’s just dirty and I like romantic sex. I’m glad it was the last book because I really enjoyed the others.

    As to the narrator: I don't know! Most of the time I like Ms. Eyre's reading. She makes the men sound like men, even if they all sound alike, at least they sound manly. However, when the book says someone yells she read in a regular tone and when it say someone is whispering she never does. If Ms. Eyre did what the book said and put some emotions in her reading she would be awesome. Just sayin'

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