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  • The Pursuit

  • A Fox and O'Hare Novel, Book 5
  • By: Janet Evanovich, Lee Goldberg
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,819
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,623
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,623

Nicolas Fox, international con man, thief, and one of the top 10 fugitives on the FBI's most-wanted list, has been kidnapped from a beachfront retreat in Hawaii. What the kidnapper doesn't know is that Nick Fox has been secretly working for the FBI. It isn't long before Nick's covert partner, Special Agent Kate O'Hare, is in hot pursuit of the crook who stole her con man.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fast, Funny, and Sexxxy

  • By green ice cream garden on 06-24-16

Great as Ever! Can't wait for the Next One!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-05-18

This book & the one before had a new twist...the previous book left us hanging and wondering what was going to happen! They hadn't done this before & I was left wanting to know!!! Then this book not only continued and filled us in, but got even more involved. Thank goodness this book brought us to a conclusion...for now! When will the next book be coming out??????????????????????????????? Can't Wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Echoes in Death

  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,242
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,797
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,769

After a party in New York, Lieutenant Eve Dallas rides home with her billionaire husband, Roarke, happy to be done with cocktails and small talk. After another party, not far away, a woman retires to her bedroom with her husband - and walks into a brutal nightmare. Their paths are about to collide....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Echoes of past books are starting to take over.

  • By Patricia on 02-10-17

She's done it again!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-17-17

Although this was a dark subject, J. D. Robb made the story riveting! And there's a surprise ending too!!! Can't believe how she can still come up with different, amazing murder mysteries after all these years! So I'll be waiting for the next one...

  • Mail-Order Brides of the West: Bertha

  • Montana Sky Series
  • By: Debra Holland
  • Narrated by: Lara Asmundson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77

Bertha Bucholtz returns to her St. Louis home after an unsuccessful stay at the mail-order bridal agency. Her family house is overflowing with her thin, beautiful sisters and their many suitors, and shy, overweight Bertha is lost among the chaos. Even her baking skills - so praised at the agency - aren't special, for her six sisters and her mother are also excellent cooks. Desperate to be living on her own, Bertha searches for a job as a cook but with little success.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mail Order Bride: Bertha

  • By Madison W Fairbanks on 06-26-16

Too Short!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-06-16

The story was very good, but needed more character development. It would also have been nice to have Bertha & Howie develop their relationship further.

  • The Perfect Play

  • Play-by-Play, Book 1
  • By: Jaci Burton
  • Narrated by: Lucy Malone
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 508
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 464
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 460

The last thing event planner Tara Lincoln needs is the jet-set lifestyle of a football pro like Mick Riley, even though their steamy and passionate one-night stand proved that Mick is an all-star - both on the field and in the bedroom. Tara played the game of love once and lost big, and she doesn't intend to put herself out there again, especially with a certified heartbreaker. But when Mick sets his mind to win, nothing will stop him. And he has the perfect play in mind to catch this sultry vixen.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I had higher expectations.

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-29-13

TMI !!!

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-16-15

TOO MUCH INFORMATION!!! Story line was good, but lost ALL the romance w/the Frequent use of the "F---" word! At least try to be subtle! Couldn't even listen past the second or third chapter...won't want to try any more of her books! 🙄 Jeez Louise!!!

  • Breakdown

  • A V. I. Warshawski Novel
  • By: Sara Paretsky
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 154
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132

Carmilla, Queen of the Night, is a shape-shifting raven whose fictional exploits thrill girls all over the world. When tweens in Chicago’s Carmilla Club hold an initiation ritual in an abandoned cemetery, they stumble on an actual corpse, a man stabbed through the heart in a vampire-style slaying. The girls include daughters of some of Chicago’s most powerful families.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another interesting story from Paretsky

  • By Jean on 02-13-12

Political correctness...really?

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-24-15

As usual, Paretsky is an amazing story teller & keeps you on the edge of your seat with this mystery! But the great narration by Susan Ericksen, one of the all-time best readers, is what keeps you listening!! If it hadn't been for her, I might have stopped listening way back at the beginning when all the political issues of gays, immigration & the evils of wealth started! Political correctness...really??? I listen to have a break from all that! Even Paretsky's own characters don't fall into a group of all bad/hateful or all good/wonderful depending on their politics! The Tolerant are Not always accepting & it gets Very Old!!!

  • A Kiss Before Dying

  • By: Ira Levin
  • Narrated by: Mauro Hantman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 776
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 687
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 691

Now a modern classic, as gripping in its tautly plotted action as it is penetrating in its exploration of a criminal mind, it tells the shocking tale of a young man who will stop at nothing--not even murder--to get where he wants to go. For he has dreams; plans. He also has charm, good looks, sex appeal, intelligence. And he has a problem. Her name is Dorothy; she loves him, and she's pregnant. The solution may demand desperate measures.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nothing like a classic.....

  • By karen on 03-27-13

Not my genre

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-13-15

Struggled to finish. Just not my type of story! I'm sure that this would be great for people who like this genre, but I'm not a fan.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Tough to Tame

  • A Long, Tall Texans Story
  • By: Diana Palmer
  • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
  • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

For over three decades Diana Palmer has wowed Romance fans with passionate tales from America’s heartland. In Tough to Tame, listeners are transported to Jacobsville, Texas, where veterinarian Dr. Bentley Rydel works hard and has little time for the opposite sex. Into his world comes Cappie Drake, an assistant at the clinic where he works—and the woman who’s going to tame this hot-tempered Texan if it’s the last thing she does.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story with an excellent outcome!

  • By Stills on 12-06-11

What's with the Cover???

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-31-12

I've been listening to some of Diana Palmer's other books because I was in the mood for the Cowboy stories! Although I DID read the publishers info & reviews, the cover of this book shows a Cowboy with his Horse on the backround of prairie land!! It leads you to believe it is another one of the "Old Western" type stories, however, it's actually a modern story with cars & airplanes!!! Since I wasn't prepared for the modern story, it took me awhile to adjust & accept the situation...having said that, the book was actually pretty good and had good characters with an interesting plot. If the cover had been different & I had been prepared, then I'm sure I would have liked it right from the start. Hopefully, others will read this and be more prepared than I was! Actually, Jack Garrett, the narrator, has a deep sexy voice & is wonderful to listen to! So I'm sure others will enjoy it!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Tall, Dark and Texan

  • A Whispering Mountain Novel
  • By: Jodi Thomas
  • Narrated by: Linda Stephens
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68

Listeners flock to USA Today and New York Times best-selling author Jodi Thomas’ Texas romances. Here a rugged cowboy finds his hard heart softened by a desperate woman on the run. Happy to keep his head down and tend to his ranch, Teagen McMurray is certainly not looking for love. But then Jessie Barton—wife of Teagen’s bookseller friend Eli—and her three young daughters arrive on the scene seeking shelter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Marydior on 04-22-11

Story so good it compensates for narration!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-25-11

Story & plot pulled me in, but after a little while I was distracted by the narration! The narrator's voice is pleasant as long as she's reading the women's parts. As she switches to men's & childrens voices they sound like crotchety, old men! However, Jodi Thomas' writing had me & I had to overcome & ignore the things I didn't like, so I could find out the details! If you can do this, then you'll be able to appreciate the story. If not, then don't waste your time & money on the audio...read the book! The story would be so much better to listen to, if it had a top notch narrator! Maybe someday the audio can be redone!!!

  • A Lady of Expectations

  • By: Stephanie Laurens
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Jasicki
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 74

Jack Lester has to find a bride...But where can he find the perfect woman? She has to be attractive, kind, a good conversationalist...and most important, she has to accept him as he is: devilishly handsome, charming and, as far as anyone knows, poor as a church mouse! If London society discovers his hidden wealth, he'll never find the right wife.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, but distracting narration!

  • By Robin on 11-01-10

Good story, but distracting narration!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-01-10

As long as the plot & story is decent, I usually don't have a problem with the narrator, and I especially like Stephanie Laurens' romances. However, this audio was quite different! Jasicki has a nice voice for a woman, but her male voices are very irritating! I hung in there for the whole first half because the story was intriguing and I really wanted to follow the relationship between the main characters. However, Jack's voice was so unmanly that I was distracted from the romance and had to abandon it!!! That's very frustrating, since that's the whole reason why I bought the audio version! It would be much better with another narrator.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Reckless Love

  • MacKenzie-Blackthorn, Book 1
  • By: Elizabeth Lowell
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 226
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 116

No one who roamed the steep green mountains and red-rock canyons of Utah Territory was safe from El Cascabel and his renegade warriors - not Janna Wayland, not the wild stallion Lucifer - not even Ty MacKenzie, the stranger who had come for the stallion, and stayed to capture Janna's heart. Now all three must join forces and make their escape, or die trying.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yes, Reckless....

  • By Anonymous User on 05-28-09

I want more of the MacKenzies!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-02-10

I agree with Betty! This book has everything a romantic could want. I just wish Elizabeth Lowell had continued this series with the characters (MacKenzies) that are listed in this book...I was waiting to read about Ty's brothers: Logan & Silver, Duncan, Case and also Bluewolf & Cassie's story. I hope Elizabeth will return to continue the series, as she has with other groups/trilogies.

Laural Merlington, did a great job reading this book! I think she had the perfect, deep, sexy sound for the characters, men & women! The intonation or cadence of her voice was very realistic & vivid for this genre. I could "see" the scenes happening. A lot of female narrators don't find the necessity to deepen/change their voice when reading male parts, however, they do the story and their readers an injustice. Laural, however, makes the story come to life from the written words. Isn't that the whole reason we like audio-books?

2 of 2 people found this review helpful