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Ruby: The Dakotah Treasures, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Award-winning author Lauraine Snelling delivers her first installment of the Dakotah Treasures series. Ruby, a Crossings Book Club Main Selection, is the story of a young woman who must leave behind the life she has grown accustomed to in order to start a new life in the bleak Dakota Territory.

Don't miss the other titles in the Dakotah Treasures series.

©2003 Lauraine Snelling; (P)2003 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Melody 01-28-08
    Melody 01-28-08 Member Since 2015
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    "Ruby"

    The book is good, but the narrator is pretty bad. Not enough inflection in her tone and you can hear her swallowing saliva - it's disgusting! I want to hear the next book in the series, but since it is the same narrator - I think I will read it instead.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Bookish 06-30-14
    Bookish 06-30-14

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    "Unfinished"
    Would you try another book from Lauraine Snelling and/or Alexandra O'Karma?

    I usually like Lauraine Snelling's stories but this one did not keep me waiting for more.
    Alexandra O'Karma was very low keyed, melancholy, total lack of excitement in her voice. and spoke extremely slow so that I had to increase the speed on my kindle.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Lauraine Snelling? Why or why not?

    Yes I already bought several books and am hoping the rest may be more exciting.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Joy VandeBerg 05-03-09
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    "Great Listen"

    I really enjoyed this book. The narrator has a unique voice, but I liked it. Listen to the sample before buying.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kimberley E. Fillmore Concord, CA United States 12-16-13
    Kimberley E. Fillmore Concord, CA United States 12-16-13 Member Since 2016
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    "One of my favorite books of all time!"
    Where does Ruby rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Ruby, and her sister Opal travel travel at the wish of their father to claim their inheritance. When they arrive, the "inheritance' is a brothel. This book is how Ruby and Opal transform this brothel into a hotel, and transform the town of Little Missouri (not Little Missery) into a decent place to live.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Ruby?

    When Ruby figures out (or was told) what a brothel was!


    What about Alexandra O'Karma’s performance did you like?

    Great voices, makes you feel like you are really there.


    Who was the most memorable character of Ruby and why?

    She stands up for what she believes is right, something we don't often see today!


    Any additional comments?

    Love the book, comes in a series, Pearl is really good also

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    shirlfish 02-04-10
    shirlfish 02-04-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Ruby"

    Great book, it was difficult to turn the book off. The story is beautiful.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Karen 11-04-16
    Karen 11-04-16
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    "wasn't impressed by the narrator - too monotone ."

    the narrator's voice was too sinfle-simensional and monarone in my opinion. I enjoyed the story though.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Margie 10-26-16
    Margie 10-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Ruby"

    This book was a very good read. Looking forward to reading pearl. Keep bringing such good books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Melissa 10-12-16
    Melissa 10-12-16 Member Since 2008
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    "Narrated ruined book for me"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I do not like to criticize the narrators but the constant swallowing by the narrator was disgusting.I would hope the producer of this audio book would have done something about it.Her voice was odd and her voices for her characters between loud swallowing were annoying. The only reason I hung in there was I typically enjoy Lauraine Snellings books and really wanted to finish it.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Lauraine Snelling? Why or why not?

    Yes, but only if not narrated by the same person.


    How could the performance have been better?

    different narrator or better producer.


    Was Ruby worth the listening time?

    Only because I listen so much that it really was just a filler and not a book that I was completely focused on. More like back ground noise with some attention to story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    syohe 10-08-16
    syohe 10-08-16 Member Since 2014
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    "The Dakotah Treasures series - all 4 books"

    I am a huge fan of Lauraine Snelling books and own all but the abridged ones.
    This series was released before the others so I can say she improved a lot!
    This series was not my favorite and the narrator was a big disappointment for me.
    I recommend all her other books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    BuzyMomof3 03-01-16
    BuzyMomof3 03-01-16 Member Since 2011

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    "Good Story Bad Narrator"
    What did you like best about Ruby? What did you like least?

    I was really frustrated listening to this narrator. There was a constant sound of spit swallowing and really long pauses in between sentences. Thankfully I bought it ready for whisper sync so I can just read the book instead. The story is good and the kindle version is free on Amazon so if I had it to do over I'd skip the sad reading here. I wish I'd have taken the time to listen to a sample before I bought it.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Alexandra O'Karma’s performances?

    No. Definitely not.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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