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  • Zombie Fallout 5

  • Alive in a Dead World
  • By: Mark Tufo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,395
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,182

In the latest installment of Mark Tufo's zombie fallout series, Mike Talbot and his family continue their fight for survival as Eliza plots their demise.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Laura on 07-10-15

Not My Favorite One in the Series

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

Reviewed: 07-18-18

I love Mark's Fallout series. I've read them all and am currently going through a second time. This one, book 5, is not my favorite. As mentioned in other reviews, this book has too many flashbacks--and they are long. The constant changing point of view from chapter to chapter is distracting and take the reader out of the story. I wondered if Mark had a plan when he wrote this one or just sort of let it fall where it may because it is all over the place as far as plot, action and execution. And, I have to admit, some of the death scenes are over the top graphic and gory. There are also some over the top paranormal crap going that is just too far fetched. Mike, to me, is likable as usual, sarcastic to a fault and is read and acted so well by Sean Runnette. If you want to get into this series, you must read them all. None are stand alone so keep reading, hang on. There are gems ahead.

  • Looking for a Hero

  • Marriage Wanted/My Hero
  • By: Debbie Macomber
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 105

Two classic stories of finding love where you least expect it! Marriage Wanted: As far as Nash Davenport's concerned, marriage isn't shelter from the storm - it is the storm. He's a divorce attorney, himself divorced, who believes no married couple can live up to their wedding vows. My Hero: Would-be romance writer Bailey York has already failed twice at love. She thinks men are wonderful to read and write about, but that's it. Which is probably why she has such difficulty creating a hero for her novel. What she needs is a real-life example.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not for Me

  • By Patricia on 06-14-18

Not for Me

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

Reviewed: 06-14-18

I have heard so much about Debbie Macomber books, I was looking forward to this. But I seriously can't tell if it is the narrator's juvenile reading and delivery or the writing--but other than subject matter, it feels like a little kids book. I had to stop and take a break. I'll finish but am really disappointed.

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  • Just Say (Hell) No

  • Escape to New Zealand, Book 11
  • By: Rosalind James
  • Narrated by: Emma Wilder
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 154

Marko Sendoa isn't a beach man. He's not an Auckland man. He's a hard man. Born Basque, raised in the heart of New Zealand's Southern Alps, and bred on hard work, discipline, and getting the job done. It's not easy for a rugby flanker to make it to age 32 at the top of his game, but he's done it. Next year is the Rugby World Cup, and he'll do whatever it takes to be on the field in the black jersey when the anthems are sung. He doesn't need a kitten. He doesn't need a pregnant cousin. He definitely doesn't need a too-short, distractingly curvy, totally unimpressed Maori barista.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of James’ best

  • By Virginia on 04-27-18

Another Hit by Rosalind James

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

Reviewed: 04-07-18

Loved this one! I really enjoy the Escape to New Zealand series and this one is no exception. The characters were very likable and well written. The story moved along and I had trouble stopping...I'd say i had trouble putting the book down, but it was audio. Take a large, fit, ultra masculine rugby player, a needy kitten, a pregnant teenage cousin, and a not quite starving artist and put them all under one roof. It makes a great combination. Loved Emma Wilder's narration as well. Highly recommend.

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • No Kind of Hero

  • Portland Devils, Book 2
  • By: Rosalind James
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205

Beth Schaefer isn't just on the partnership track at her Portland law firm, she's in the lead. Unfortunately, she's about to fall at the finish line. When she makes a list of breakdown destinations, she can't even manage to choose between them. Which means she has to come home to Wild Horse, Idaho, for her breakdown. She has exactly 18.5 days of accumulated vacation time to devote to it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Real people fall in love . . . again

  • By Michigan Reader on 08-30-17

Second Chance Romance

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

Reviewed: 08-29-17

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own.

This is the second in the Portland Devil’s series. It focuses on Evan, and Beth. They had a relationship years ago and she left him. His life now is taken up with work, and raising his infant daughter. The baby is a nice touch—a man and the affection he shows his children is very sexy.

Beth is taking a break from her job as an attorney. Her stress level is through the roof and she goes home to her family to rest and recover.

Evan and Beth reconnect and sparks fly. Evan, in spite of trying, can’t let his bitterness over their break up go. And she can’t believe how this man makes her feel just being in the same room with him.

This is the story of them coming together and finding love after all those years apart. Rosalind James writes so well and this book is no exception.

For me, the book moved very slowly. There was a lot of inner dialogue and pondering over things. It was a little tedious. I found myself longing for some action. But the story is sweet and the ending very satisfying. Rosalind James does write a very satisfying ending to her books.

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  • Just Say Yes

  • Escape to New Zealand, Book 10
  • By: Rosalind James
  • Narrated by: Emma Wilder
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 260
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259

Kevin McNicholl may be a brutal force on the rugby field, but off the field, the star New Zealand All Black is a famously nice guy. His new tenant, though, arouses more than his protective side. She sets him on fire. Pity he's evicting her. Every woman deserves her dreams. Chloe Donaldson can't afford dreams, though, so she's given them up. Marriage, her ballet career, and now, her beautiful tower apartment with its view of the sea. Her new landlord is kicking her out, along with her three-year-old son, Zavy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just Say YES to "Just Say Yes"

  • By EstherF on 04-07-17

Just Say Yes to Reading This Book

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

Reviewed: 04-10-17

Ballerina meets rugged rugby player. What more do you need for a good book? Rosalind James’s Escape to New Zealand series may be my all time favorite. Her female characters are strong and independent without being hard. Her male characters are kind and loving and masculine as….well you know where I’m going.

Chloe Donaldson has seen some hard times. Left at the altar and pregnant, she is facing a difficult life. Three years later, she finally feels contented. She and her son, Zavy, are making a good life.

Kevin McNicholl, thriving rugby player for the NZ All Blacks, is a conscientious family man and is trying to provide a good home for his sisters, and his brother and his family. He purchased the ideal house for just that. But he has one problem; he has to evict the current tenants of his upstairs apartment—Chloe Donaldson, and her young son.

That isn’t as easy as it sounds because there seems to be some kind of heat between them! Good stuff and the road to the finish is delightful. This is a wonderful love story. Rosalind never disappoints in these NZ books.

Side note, I love the narrator, Emma Wilder. She does an awesome job.

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Take Me Back

  • Paradise, Idaho, Book 4
  • By: Rosalind James
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 15 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 313
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282

Hallie Cavanaugh's late father just left her millions of reasons to stay away from Jim Lawson, deputy sheriff of Paradise, Idaho, and the man who broke her heart fourteen years ago. Hallie has worked hard for independence, but she can't dismiss a massive inheritance, even if she has to follow her father's manipulative terms to get it. How hard can it be to spend six months back in Paradise - and not sleep with her old flame?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another Good Installment To The Series

  • By Lia on 06-12-17

Love This Series

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

Reviewed: 03-12-17

I love the Paradise, Idaho series, and I love the romantic mystery genre—win-win for me. Every review I write for Rosalind James’s books say the same thing. She’s a wonderful writer. Her characters are likable and easy to “see” from her descriptions. Love her snappy dialogue. No two books are the same—which is something not all romance writers can claim.

Here we have a woman, Hallie, returning to her hometown to collect her inheritance from her father’s recent death and, of course, there are conditions. Add to that her former flame, the man who broke her heart 14 years ago is now the sheriff. You can see where this is going.

I love Rosalind's male leads. They are all man, alpha males with tender hearts. The entire story is very satisfying and sweet—and, frankly, the mystery is an added bonus. I am hoping for more in this series. Rosalind’s Escape to New Zealand series is my favorite but this is quickly catching up!

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Those Left Behind

  • Zombie Fallout 10
  • By: Mark Tufo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,308
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,173
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,165

One fateful decision - that is all it takes to either unravel all the Talbot clan has achieved or fulfill their desire for safety. Many are lost, though others return; this is the story of their struggle to survive and in remembrance of those left behind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • HILARIOUS AND GRIPPING!! UH OH THERE'S A CLIFFY!!!

  • By Annie The Audible Addict!!! on 01-27-17

Another Entry in My Favorite Series

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

Reviewed: 02-28-17

I love Mark's zombie stories. This is number 10 in the Zombie Fallout Series and did not disappoint--and of course we are left with a cliffhanger for number 11. I can only hope he is currently at work on the next one.

This book tells the continuing story of Mike Talbot, his family and a rag tag bunch of survivors. The narration on this series is absolutely fantasstic Sean Runnette does a great job. Highly recommend this entire series.

  • Found

  • Not Quite a Billionaire, Book 3
  • By: Rosalind James
  • Narrated by: Emma Wilder
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177

There's that phrase, though. "How's that working out for you?" The answer, when it came to Hope Sinclair, was, "not so well". She might be little, she might be sweet, and she might be young, but if I'd thought she'd be compliant anywhere but in bed, I'd learned my lesson. To keep her, I had to let her go. To hold her, I had to turn her loose. To have her in my life, I had to accept that she was 9,000 miles away in New Zealand.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What happens AFTER the Happily Ever After?

  • By EstherF on 02-18-17

Best Book of the Series

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

Reviewed: 02-25-17

“Found” is the third book of the Not Quite a Billionaire series by Rosalind James. It is the continuing story of Hemi Te Mana and Hope Sinclair. Hemi is a native New Zealander of Maori descent. Hemi has created an extremely successful business. He is handsome, confident, and controlling.

Hope Sinclair is (eventually) his employee. She is poor, unsure of herself and attempting to raise her young teenaged sister. Life holds tremendous struggles for her on a daily basis.

This series is Hemi and Hope’s love story, their struggles to find common ground, and their tremendous love and respect for each other.

This third entry in the series was my favorite. Hope finds her voice and her strength. Hemi learns that he doesn’t always have to be in control, and makes every attempt to change. It’s not just about the love between these two characters but also their tremendous respect for each other.

In my opinion, “Found,” is the best book of the series. This book is done very successfully. It is a very pleasing completion to the trilogy. Rosalind’s books always have very fulfilling and pleasing endings. This series is no different.

As always, Rosalind’s books are well written and unique. The narration by Emma Wilder is outstanding. She has a wonderful way with the different voices, keeping each character distinctly different.

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own.

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  • Fractured

  • Not Quite a Billionaire, Book 2
  • By: Rosalind James
  • Narrated by: Emma Wilder
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163

When I'd taken Hope Sinclair and her sister to New Zealand to meet my grandfather, I'd known I'd be making the return journey as her husband. I hadn't reckoned, though, on the demons of my past coming back to threaten our future. And, as always, I hadn't reckoned on Hope. I had hundreds of millions of dollars and thousands of employees to tell me I had better judgment and more self-discipline than most people, and neither my self-control nor anything else I possessed had been won the easy way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love it!!!

  • By Kathleen B on 01-26-17

Book Two of the Trilogy

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

Reviewed: 01-26-17

This is the second book for a trilogy featuring main characters Hemi Te Mana and Hope Sinclair. Hemi is a wealthy businessman, Hope is a single woman caring for her teenage sister. Book one, (“Fierce”) she ends up working for Hemi’s company. Sparks fly between them and the struggle over their differences begins. He is a control freak and she is an independent young woman struggling to make ends meet. She doesn’t want to be bought and paid for. He is used to having whatever he wants and he wants Hope.

Book two. The struggle continues. They become engaged but Hemi’s attempt to control every aspect of their life together is too much for her. She feels as if she is losing herself and any sense of independence. Without any family, except her sister who is quite confortable living in Hemi’s penthouse, Hope runs off to stay with Hemi’s grandfather—a lovable curmudgeon.

This book is a steppingstone to book three. None of the books are stand alone. While this book is well written, as are all of Rosalind James’ books, it wasn’t for me. The power struggle in their daily life exhausted me. The character of Hope seemed to change from book one to book two and I got more and more frustrated with the woman. Her desire for independence in her life was paramount in the story but didn’t match her submissiveness in the bedroom.

I’m sticking with the trilogy because Rosalind James is such a great writer, I am hoping that the last book will really shine and tie everything together.

Emma Wilder does an outstanding job on the narration.

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Silver-Tongued Devil

  • Portland Devils, Book 1
  • By: Rosalind James
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 554
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 509
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 505

Blake Orbison's pro football career with the Portland Devils may have come crashing to an end, but not calling the signals anymore just gives him more time to devote to his business enterprises, including the latest and greatest: the opening of the Wild Horse Resort in scenic north Idaho. And that other one, too. Blake's on the marriage track now, and he's got a game plan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • That Blake is a smooth Southern dude!

  • By Michele Z on 01-26-17

Rosalind James Has A New Series!!

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

Reviewed: 01-15-17

Rosalind James has a new series! I admit, I get excited every time she begins a new series. Her books are never formula romance, Each series and each book is different. This new book features an early retired football player who has lost his career due to an injury, and a quirky, outspoken young lady—two people who couldn’t be more different. You see where this is going, right? Sparks will fly.

Rosalind handles her characters with such care. They are completely believable, and likable. I’ve read over a dozen of her books and always go back for more. You won’t be sorry if you try this one. I would have liked a different narrator, but that is personal preference and not a comment on the book itself. It is well worth reading (listening).

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful