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Rebecca Kochenderfer

Sacramento, CA United States
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  • Longing

  • By: Mary Balogh
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 172

The illegitimate daughter of an English lord, Sian Jones abandoned her heritage to live in a stalwart coal-mining community in South Wales. Empowered by their cause, she's engaged to be married to the leader of a revolutionary movement that is bracing itself against the tyranny of English mine owners. But Sian's principles are unexpectedly shaken when she accepts a job as governess under Alexander Hyatt, the mysterious marquess of Craille, the oppressive symbol of everything she has come to resist.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful writing frustrating characters

  • By Kim Moore on 11-25-15

Mary Balogh's best!

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

Reviewed: 12-03-15

A lot of research went into this book. The writing was excellent and the characters well-developed. It's better than most romances. This is my favorite of Mary Balogh's books.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Turbulent Sea

  • By: Christine Feehan
  • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
  • Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 827
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 565
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 566

Bewitching rock superstar Joley Drake can have any lover she wants. But when her life is threatened, her dangerously sexy bodyguard is the only man she needs. There's just one problem: his shadowy reputation as a secret Russian hit man may put Joley in even greater peril.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is Book 5 of the Drake Sisters Series

  • By Rebecca Kochenderfer on 08-29-10

This is Book 5 of the Drake Sisters Series

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

Reviewed: 08-29-10

The Drake Sisters series is most enjoyable if you can listen to the books in the order they were written.
Book #1 = Magic in the Wind;
Book #2 = Twilight Before Christmas;
Book #3 = Oceans of Fire;
Book #4 = Dangerous Tides;
Book #5 = Safe Harbor;
Book #6 = Turbulent Sea;
Book #7 = Hidden Currents.

32 of 34 people found this review helpful

  • Lover Eternal, The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 2

  • By: J.R. Ward
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,510
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,580
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,592

Listeners looking for a fresh twist on vampire tales need look no further than the erotically charged Black Dagger Brotherhood series. Mary Luce is dissatisfied with her life and her job. But when she is unwittingly thrust into the vampire dominion, everything changes. Falling under the protection of the Brotherhood's strongest member, Rhage, she soon finds herself drawn to his animalistic urges.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This series is...just..wow...grab your tissues!

  • By BluBumbleB on 04-25-14

Start with Book 2 and skip Book 1

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-04-10

My advice is to skip Book 1 in this series and start with Book 2 instead. You really won't miss that much and Book 1 is a bit weak and juvenile. But Book 2 will get you hooked and then you'll love the entire series. Great narrator too.

17 of 25 people found this review helpful

  • Vampire Academy

  • Vampire Academy, Book 1
  • By: Richelle Mead
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Wolf
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,802
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,719
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,744

St. Vladimir's Academy isn't just any boarding school - it's a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They've been on the run, but now they're being dragged back to St. Vladimir's - the very place where they're most in danger.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Buy it! Vampire fan or not.

  • By Felicity Fairchild on 05-14-09

Fantastic!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-08-09

I'm an adult and I loved this book. Can't wait to listen to the rest of the series. If you like the Twilight books, you'll like these too.

  • Simply Sexy

  • By: Carly Phillips
  • Narrated by: Julie Fain Lawrence
  • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 45

What do women want? Newspaperman Colin Lyons needs to figure it out, fast! Because advice columnist Rina Lowell is waging a sexual campaign against him that he can't withstand for long. Not that he wants to. Rina is as irresistible to him as her column is to her readers. The problem? The newspaper's in the red, and all fluff pieces have to be cut. Still, faced with Rina's seductive powers of persuasion, Colin can't resist taking her to bed.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Summer read

  • By LeftyMom on 09-01-07

Pretty silly

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-08-09

Not one of Carly Phillips best. The dialog was pretty embarrassing.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Lady Be Good

  • By: Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Narrated by: Anna Fields
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,042
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 578
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 571

Lady Emma Wells-Finch comes to Texas on a mission: she has two weeks to ruin her reputation. The only thing that will save her from losing everything is complete and utter disgrace. World famous playboy-athlete Kenny Traveler has been blackmailed into chauffeuring Lady Emma around. He needs to prove himself completely respectable to get back into his game. And when a gorgeous man who can't afford another scandal meets a hardheaded woman who's determined to cause one, anything can happen...even love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful

  • By Pat on 10-03-08

Wonderful!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-26-09

This is one of my favorite SEP books. It is witty and charming and great fun to listen to. The prequel to "Lady Be Good" is "Fancy Pants," which is not as good, but I think you'll enjoy reading them in order.

  • Fireside

  • The Lakeshore Chronicles
  • By: Susan Wiggs
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79

Baseball hopeful Bo Crutcher is about to get his shot at the majors. That is, until life throws him a curveball. When AJ, the son he's never met, lands on his doorstep, Bo's life becomes a whole new ball game. He needs help - fast. Enter Kimberly van Dorn. Hired to smooth Bo's rough exterior for the media, she expects the kind of shallow pro athlete she's used to handling. But Bo is willing to sacrifice everything for his vulnerable son.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A little slow

  • By Rebecca Kochenderfer on 05-23-09

A little slow

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-23-09

I enjoy Susan Wiggs' books, but I found this book to be a little slow. Great characters, but not much plot. It just sort of ambled along.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Under Her Skin

  • Lone Star Sisters, Book 1
  • By: Susan Mallery
  • Narrated by: Julie Francis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 573
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 295
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 301

Lexi Titan can just see the headlines. All of Titanville will be buzzing. Not that she has any other choice. Faced with exactly thirty days to come up with two million dollars, she is out of options. Marry Cruz Rodriguez or lose everything--the successful day spa she built herself, her tyrant of a father's respect.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great start for the Lone Star Sisters series!

  • By Bern Hudson on 06-11-09

Light and Easy

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-23-09

This was my first book by the author and I will definitely listen to more. The book went by quickly and I enjoyed it very much.

  • Irresistible Forces

  • By: Brenda Jackson
  • Narrated by: Montana Chase
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 191
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138

One week of mind-blowing sex on a beautiful Caribbean island. Of all the business proposals financial tycoon Dominic Saxon has heard, Taylor Steele's is definitely the most tempting. All Taylor wants in return is for Dominic to father her baby. No strings, no commitments...just a mutually satisfying arrangement. Make that very satisfying. For a man with no intention of marrying again, it sounds ideal.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • IT WAS MORE MEDIOCRE THAN MAGICAL

  • By CAROLYN on 10-26-12

Closer to erotica than romance

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-12-09

This book is closer to erotica than romance, but if you are okay with that, then you'll love this book. It is well-written and well-narrated, with likable characters and a fast moving plot -- the plot being, of course, sex sex sex.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Summer at Willow Lake

  • Lakeshore Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Susan Wiggs
  • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34

Susan Wiggs is a New York Times best-selling author who "paints the details of human relationships with the finesse of a master" (Jodi Picoult). When Olivia Bellamy leaves Manhattan for a summer in the Catskills, an old flame awaits.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A nice, easy-to-listen-to romance book

  • By Rebecca Kochenderfer on 05-10-09

A nice, easy-to-listen-to romance book

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-10-09

If you like romance books, you'll probably like this well-written and well-narrated series. The plot doesn't move along that quickly, but the characters are well developed and likable. I've never read a Susan Wiggs book that I didn't like. This is the first book in the Willow Lake series so start here.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful