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Ruby Red Audiobook

Ruby Red: Ruby Red Trilogy, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Gwyneth Shepherd's sophisticated, beautiful cousin Charlotte has been prepared her entire life for traveling through time. But unexpectedly, it is Gwyneth who, in the middle of class, takes a sudden spin to a different era!

Gwyneth must now unearth the mystery of why her mother would lie about her birth date to ward off suspicion about her ability, brush up on her history, and work with Gideon, the time traveler from a similarly gifted family that passes the gene through its male line, and whose presence becomes, in time, less insufferable and more essential. Together, Gwyneth and Gideon journey through time to discover who, in the 18th century and in contemporary London, they can trust.

©2011 Kerstin Gier, with a translation copyright of 2011 by Anthea Bell (P)2011 Macmillan Audio

What the Critics Say

"Humorous, romantic and suspenseful, the plot is fast-paced and impossible to put down.... The final romantic cliffhanger will leave you thirsty for the next book in this ‘jewel’ of a series." (Justine magazine)

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    Katy with a Why 10-07-15 Member Since 2015

    I love audiobooks so hard!

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    "Mostly Meh"
    Do you think Ruby Red needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Absolutely.. It was left open ended.


    Any additional comments?

    Well, this was a good start to a story and has potential, but mostly I was just waiting for stuff to happen..

    ..And nothing really ever did..

    I'm undecided as to whether I will continue with the series.. Like I said, it has potential to be really great, but this first book just didn't do it for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Eileen West Sacramento, CA, United States 09-22-15
    Eileen West Sacramento, CA, United States 09-22-15 Member Since 2009
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    "I'm not interested in stupid heroines"

    I couldn't finish this book because the heroine, well, main figure, is air-headed, dumb. She can't remember a 3 word password for 2 minutes because it is Latin. It is such a struggle to listen to this very slow moving plot, while feeling contempt for the main character that I am giving up.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    bigAL 08-15-15
    bigAL 08-15-15 Member Since 2014

    I'm always listening to my Audible app! I appreciate how easy it to to get all my "reading" done amidst my hectic life!

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    "Pulled me in!"
    What did you love best about Ruby Red?

    I loved how this story was different! It was a new idea that I haven't read already multiple times! It took a few chapters to get into, but was worth hanging in there!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mr George, he was sweet and understanding, a nice balance to the crazy men of the group!


    What about Marisa Calin’s performance did you like?

    Her voice was nice. If I don't like a narrator, I have a hard time hanging in there. She did a great job.


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

    I was laughing quite a bit. The main character is quite silly in her "new" role!


    Any additional comments?

    The story got better as the books went on!

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    Annette 08-09-15
    Annette 08-09-15
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    "Love it!"

    I read the trilogy and liked it so well, I am getting the audio collection for traveling. Listening to it was like experiencing it all over again. Can't wait to get Sapphire Blue and Emerald Green! looking to see what else I can find by this author/reader combo.

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    Christina 07-30-15
    Christina 07-30-15
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    "Absolutely wonderful"

    I loved this book but wanted a little more romance, unique plot and great imagery

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    Helen B. 07-25-15
    Helen B. 07-25-15 Member Since 2016
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    "A disappointing book"

    I did not care for the story.
    Younger generations would probably find it a gripping interesting tale.
    The reader had a voice that grated on my ears. Her imitation of the different characters' voices was really poor. I made a note of her name to never order a book reAd by her again.
    A great disappointment after the books that I downloaded before.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    marti 07-22-15
    marti 07-22-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Slow and boring at first, but it picked up!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    hmmm. I'm on the fence about this one. The beginning was slow and treacherous but it started to pick up at the end. I found myself fast fowarding to the part where she actually tells people she is the time traveler. The beginning was so slow and i feel like the author spent to much time on the build up and not enough on the actually traveling


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like the story. Its different and unique


    Which character – as performed by Marisa Calin – was your favorite?

    I really liked George. I didn't fall in love with Gwen like i normally do with female leads.I think because i prefer the strong willed heroin leads and Gwen in this book seems like a pushover a lot of the time and doesn't stand up for herself which infuriates me. Hopefully in the next book she will learn a few more traits and wise up a little.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Even in the present you must face the dangers of the past


    Any additional comments?

    Like i mentioned above, hopefully she will wise up a little and learn some things so she can take care of herself. I did feel like the kiss at the end was a little rush. He has only been around her a few times and suddenly she is "special to him" That same day he was cozy-ing up to Charlotte.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dianna JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States 07-20-15
    Dianna JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States 07-20-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Engaging"

    I enjoyed it more than I expected. Loved the narrators accent. I will continue with the series!

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    Bitl014 07-19-15
    Bitl014 07-19-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Needed some sort of ending"

    You need to get next book to get any answers to the story, story was good not great not sure if worth getting book 2. Maybe if it had some ending and then continued the mystery?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jayme Kathryn Lee 07-15-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Interesting plot, slow pace"

    Very interesting story but had a semi predictable plot and sluggish pace. I will continue reading the series as the characters are like able.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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