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Trish R.

JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States | Member Since 2014

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  • If You Give a Rake a Ruby: Jewels of the Ton, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Shana Galen
    • Narrated By Lucy Rivers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (43)
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    (34)
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    (38)

    Fallon, the Marchioness of Mystery, is a celebrated courtesan with her finger on the pulse of high society. She's adored by men, hated by their wives. No one knows anything about her past, and she plans to keep it that way. Warrick Fitzhugh will do anything to protect his compatriots in the Foreign Office, including seduce Fallon, who he thinks can lead him to the deadliest crime lord in London. He knows he's putting his life on the line. Warrick's shock, Fallon is not who he thinks she is, and the secrets she's keeping are exactly what makes her his heart's desire.

    JuneParmer says: "Good Story...not so happy with the narrator."
    "I'd give the narrator a 0 if I could.."
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    I listened to the book for about 30 minutes before I was forced to give up. The voice she did for the hero was horrible, which is amazing since I gave her 5 stars on When You Give A Duke A Diamond. It's a shame, really. I gave it 3 stars on here because I want to be fair to the author. I'm going to READ the book and I'm sure it will be a 5 star book when I leave my review on Amazon. When a female narrator can't do a man's voice she shoudn't be a narrator. Just sayin'

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Lady Sophia's Lover

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Lisa Kleypas
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (319)
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    (290)
    Story
    (288)

    Lady Sophia Sydney would do anything to ensnare the unattainable Sir Ross Cannon. Her goal - to ruin his reputation and cause a scandal that would be the talk of all London. So she insinuates herself into his life by gaining his trust and living in his house.Every morning, her lush presence tempts him beyond all reason... the way she bends over the table to serve him the meals she has prepared...the way her hands oh, so gently - yet sensuously - brush against him. She knows he is falling more in love with her each day.

    Patricia says: "Susan Duerden, the narrator, is FABULOUS!"
    "Good narration. OK book.."
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    I had a hard time finishing this. Books with 350 pages or more just seem to amble on and on, saying nothing or the same thing over and over again. You could have taken 150 pages from this book, or any other book with this many pages, and it would have been a good book. The filler in these books is getting ridiculous.

    Sooo, Sophie wants revenge. She gets hired as the Chief Magistrate’s assistant and the revenge begins. Unfortunately, she falls in love with him and he with her. He proposes and she says no to marriage but she’ll be his mistress. Really? The author made Sophia’s thought process kinda’ stupid. I really did liked Ross, the hero. He was kind and patient and an all-around wonderful guy. And as bad as Nick Gentry was supposed to be you could see a little niceness underneath.

    As much as I like sex in my books that’s where most of the filler came from. Page after page after page of sex. I wish I would have counted the number of pages because it was kind of crazy. IMO it would have been much better with a mention of sexual tension most of the time instead of all that sex. Anyway, this is my 3rd book by this author and the last one. Too much filler for me and not enough meat of the story.

    As to the narrator: I always enjoy Susan Duerden. She's just a really good narrator, whether she's laughing, crying, whispering, yelling, whatever, she does it all.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Scandal in Kissing an Heir: At the Kingsborough Ball, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Sophie Barnes
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (36)
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    (34)
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    Lady Rebecca is determined to find a husband on her own terms, rather than marry any of the aging suitors her greedy aunt and uncle foist upon her. Her chance comes at the Kingsborough Ball, where she meets several potential grooms...yet no one compares to the dangerously handsome Daniel Neville. Notorious rake and heir to the Marquess of Wolvington, Daniel Neville is in need of a bride, but finding a lady who's willing to accept his past is an entirely different matter.

    Kimberly says: "What a lovely scandal."
    "Wonderful read.."
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    Loved this book. You couldn’t help but love that rake Daniel and the ever happy Rebecca, their meeting, their run to Scotland to marry, to save her from that murderous, insane, creep the Grover. OMG, how I loved to HATE him. Topperly wasn’t as sickening as Grover but they were both over 50 older than Rebecca. It’s no wonder she was trying to find her own husband. And, good grief, I wish her aunt and uncle, the Grifton’s had both had a heart attack at the same time and dropped dead. They were horrible (again, loved to hate them.)

    I did like Laura, Molly, Hawkins and Madame Renarde. I really didn’t like Lord and Lady Wolvington at first, especially him, but they came around and were likable at the end of the book and I liked The Duke of Landborough, too.

    The sex was very well written and I would definitely read more from this author.

    As to the narrator: Love, love, love Susan Duerden. She laughs, she cries, she whispers, everything a narrator is supposed to do.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Lady Most Willing...: A Novel in Three Parts

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, Connie Brockway
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (187)
    Performance
    (169)
    Story
    (167)

    When Laird Taran Ferguson's nephews refuse to wed and secure his birthright, he takes matters into his own hands, raiding a ball and kidnapping four likely brides - a bonny lass, an heiress with a slight reputation problem, a rich English beauty, and a maiden without a name or a fortune. But which one is ready to fall in love with the Scottish lord?

    SandyH says: "Funny, Funny, Funny!"
    "3 great authors.."
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    Loved this book! The only problem I had with it was the description of Byron, "white-blond hair and black eyebrows." I like to imagine my heroes but I just couldn't see that.

    However, I loved all the characters: Taran, too, too funny. Marilla, flighty, goofy, silly and a kinda crazy. Cecily, sweet and determined. She knew who she wanted and went after him. Byron, the very staid earl who had Fiona to open his eyes to his true self. Fiona, awesome and bespeckled. Bret, the Duke, enough said. Catriona, I loved her character, she and the duke had some fun moments. Robin, who tried to hide away but failed miserably. A really fun and funny read. There was one sex scene in this book but some great sexual tension.

    As to the narrator. It was Susan Duerden, what more can I say? She laughs and cries and yells and whispers, everything a narrator is supposed to do. I love, love, love her narration.

    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
    (25)
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    (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
    (59)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (52)

    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
    (25)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (24)

    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
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (62)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (53)

    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
    (132)
    Performance
    (115)
    Story
    (112)

    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)
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    (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)
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    (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

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