Louise is a single mom, a secretary, stuck in a modern-day rut. On a rare night out, she meets a man in a bar, and sparks fly. Though he leaves after they kiss, she's thrilled she finally connected with someone. When Louise arrives at work on Monday, she meets her new boss, David. The man from the bar. The very married man from the bar...who says the kiss was a terrible mistake but who still can't keep his eyes off Louise.
I totally loved this book! It was like nothing else I've ever listened to or read. I can't imagine just reading it. The performances of the narrators really made the book. The only negative was a bit of nonplausability but that made it work. I would love to see this story on the main screen! Please download it. It's one of the best on my list and I've been with Audible since day 1!
Daniel Graham MacCormick - Mac for short - seems to have a pretty good life. At age 35 he's living in Key West, owner of a 42-foot charter fishing boat, The Maine. Mac served five years in the army as an infantry officer, with two tours in Afghanistan. He returned with the Silver Star, two Purple Hearts, scars that don't tan, and a boat with a big bank loan. Truth be told, Mac's finances are more than a little shaky. One day Mac is sitting in the famous Green Parrot Bar in Key West, contemplating his life....
Those who choose to read this book are missing out on an amazing performance. When I search for audiobooks, I look for Nelson DeMille and Scott Brick as the narrator. I’m very happy to get them together in DeMille’s works of art. The story is timely and the descriptions make you feel as if you’re right there in Cuba. While, I would have hoped for a different ending, I was more than satisfied. While DeMille
"My name is different every month: Brandy, Honey, Amy. Sometimes Joe doesn't even bother to ask, but he never fails to arouse me with his body, his mouth, his touch, no matter what I'm called or where he picks me up. The sex is always amazing....My real name is Sadie, and once a month, over lunch, Joe tells me about his latest conquest. But what Joe doesn't know is that, in my mind, I'm the star of every one-night stand he has revealed to me, or that I'm practically obsessed with our imaginary sex life."
I'm a typical mystery lover and not much of a romance fan. I purchased this book 9 years ago and never listened to it. Recently, I decided to go back to books I'd purchased and never listened to... hence my listening to Broken. From the start, I was glued to this story. Yes, there is a lot of steamy and graphic sex; but there was a very tender and beautifully crafted story underneath. Most importantly, Wanda Fontaine as the narrator was the best I've ever listened to. She was amazing and did such a great job bringing the story and characters to life. When you listen to audiobooks, the narrator is critical. I'd give her an Oscar for audiobook narrations. I can honestly rate this book as one of the best I've listened to and one I will remember for a long time, if not forever. Megan Hart is a very talented author. I'm eager now to work through her other novels.
Carrie Slayton, a big-city society-page columnist, longs to write more serious news stories. So her editor hands her a challenge: She can cover any topic she wants, but only if she first scores the paper an interview with Finn Dalton, the notoriously reclusive author. Living in the remote Alaskan wilderness, Finn has written a mega best-selling memoir about surviving in the wild. But he stubbornly declines to speak to anyone in the press, and no one even knows exactly where he lives. Digging deep into Finn's past, Carrie develops a theory on his whereabouts.
Where does Starry Night rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
I'm typically a mystery reader but enjoy diverging to a holiday romance the month before Christmas. While I enjoyed the story, I still prefer a good mystery.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Starry Night?
When Finn showed up in Chicago to visit Carrie.
What three words best describe Rebecca Lowman’s voice?
Gratingly slow narrator. The narrator spoke so slowly, I felt like she was reading to a kindergartner. Her narration definitely detracted from the story. I focused on how much I disliked her rather than the story.
Who was the most memorable character of Starry Night and why?
Carrie, the heroine. She was a good person.
Any additional comments?
It was a good, light story, but I wished I would have read the book instead of listened to it from this narrator.
Dale Masterson, a wealthy lawyer who has built a career representing coal and oil companies, has enemies—including his own son, Brandon, a fanatical eco-warrior who despises everything his father stands for. When Dale is found beaten to death, Brandon is spotted fleeing the scene. He confesses to the murder, proclaiming it an act of revenge against his father's controversial clients. Veteran attorney Amanda Jaffe is hired to represent him, but what seems like an open-and-shut case quickly begins to unravel.
What did you love best about Violent Crimes?
I really like Phillip Margolin and have been a fan for 20+ years. He's an excellent writer.
Would you be willing to try another book from Phillip Margolin? Why or why not?
Yes, based on his previous books.
What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?
When I read an audiobook, I want the narrator to be unobtrusive. I want him/her to blend with the content so I can focus on the story. In this book, I kept focusing on the narrator. It wasn't that she was horrible, but she kept whispering, and her timing was very slow. The book was already short. If she had read at a normal pace, it probably would have been 3 hours in length.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
It didn't have enough substance to be a film.
Any additional comments?
This is the first book I've listened to where I was surprised when the ending credits hit. I thought, "you're kidding. It's over???" I was not pleased with the amount of content. I've read all of Margolin's other books and this one felt like it was written by someone else.
However, my dad read the book and loved it; so perhaps it was the narration that irritated me the most.
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Heidi Wood has always been a charitable woman: She works for a nonprofit and takes in stray cats. Still, her husband and daughter are horrified when Heidi returns home one day with a young woman named Willow and her four-month-old baby in tow. Disheveled and apparently homeless, this girl could be a criminal - or worse. But despite her family's objections, Heidi invites Willow and the baby to take refuge in their home.
Overall, this novel was good and the story unique. I was engaged for most of the book. However, the ending was terrible. It's like it was written by a completely different author. It's not a book that I would recommend.
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No. 7 Ocean Drive is a multimillion-dollar beachfront house in the Hamptons, but its beautiful exterior hides a horrific past. This house was the setting for a series of depraved killings that have never been solved. Neglected, empty and rumoured to be cursed, it's known as the Murder House, and locals keep their distance. Detective Jenna Murphy has moved to the area to escape her troubled past and rehabilitate a career on the rocks.
This was a very engaging novel with a strong, feisty female heroine. The ending was unexpected and satisfying. The narrators were perfect for the roles. I know a book is good when I'm sad when it's over. That was the case with this story.
Dana Nolan was a promising young TV reporter until she was kidnapped by a notorious serial killer. A year has passed since she defeated her attacker, but Dana is still physically, emotionally, and psychologically scarred by her ordeal, with aftereffects including PTSD and memory loss. In an attempt to put herself back together after surviving the unthinkable, Dana returns to her hometown. But it doesn't provide the comfort she expects.
I just LOVE Tami Hoag and really liked this book. There wasn't a lot of suspense but I really bonded with the characters. I felt the only negatives were the need to develop the relationship a bit further between Dana and John and to put an end to the relationship with Roger, her step-father. Overall, the end came quickly, which is a positive testament to my interest in the book. While it's far from my favorite of her novels, it was well worth the credit.
Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year, 2016. Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.
I thought this was a good story and the narrators were very good. However, each time I listened to this book, I became so depressed. I think that's a testament to the author's ability to craft realistic characters, especially the hopelessly hopeless alcoholic Rachel. There were a lot of loose ends that never really got tucked in and the ending just seemed to come out of nowhere. Overall, I'm glad I purchased this but don't think it's at the level that many reviewers placed it.
Emma McAvoy may have grown up in the limelight, but some secrets are hidden in a darkness no light can reach. Now on the verge of a successful career, and having fallen in love with the man of her dreams, Emma is looking to the future. Yet it’s the past that is about to catch up with her. For Emma, her childhood had been almost like a rags-to-riches fairy tale - until the tragic night that changed her family forever. But what Emma thinks she knows about that terrible night and the man she’s about to marry is only half the truth.
I've read most Nora Roberts books but I honestly think she has pseudo writers who occasionally trash her talent. I was extremely disappointed in this novel. Like other reviewers, I wish I knew when I purchased it that it was an earlier of her novels. I wouldn't have bought it. Overall, the book was way too long, the heroine was weak (sorry, I appreciate the devastation of abuse, but it was out of place here), and there was no romance or chemistry between characters. The only positive for me was the narrator. I think she did a great job, but that was not sufficient to keep my interest.
I normally listen to audiobooks of this length within 3-5 days, but after a month, I was barely able to get it finished, and that was just because I kept hoping something good would happen. Save your money/credits!