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Short but Worth It

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

Reviewed: 05-19-19

As always I wish Carrie Ann's books were longer but alas this was a short one but completely worth it. If you've read the previous books in this series you know Landon and Kaylee. It's a long time coming for these two and they finally get their HEA.

Joe Arden, as always, brings these characters to life. I'm never disappointed when he narrates a book and I'm always excited when a book I'm interested in has him reading. It pushes me to purchase that book.

I was lucky enough to receive this audio book for free in exchange for an honest review.

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Exceptional Story and Performance

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

Reviewed: 05-06-19

The final book in the Whiskey and Lies Series, Whiskey Undone, we learn about Loch and Ainsley's friendship. Ainsley has cared about Loch as more than a friend for years but hasn't wanted to rock the boat since Loch and his daughter Misty have been such a huge part of her life. She doesn't want to lose them. One night changes all of that. When Loch's past brings danger into his present he's determined to keep Misty and Ainsley safe, no matter what.

Maxine Mitchell does a wonderful job narrating this story. I was able to discern Loch's voice from Ainsley's. An excellent listen!

I had the pleasure of listening to this book in Audible in exchange for an honest review.

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Emotional Listen, Extremely Worth It

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

Reviewed: 05-05-19

Book 1 in the Fractured Connections series starts off with heartbreak and tragedy. Violet lost someone close to her and it nearly breaks her. Luckily, she is not the only one in pain and feeling the loss. She has a sister and friends that she can lean on and vice versa. She also has an old flame, Cameron, that appears after being gone for years and he winds up being a integral part of her healing process. Cameron is also going through some emotional distress with his brothers and their family business. Even with their past both agree to start fresh and build something new for themselves.

The story was extremely emotional and these narrators, Joe Arden and Maxine Mitchell, were wonderful in the telling of it. The emotion in each word was palpable at times. I really enjoyed listening to them bring this story to life. I cannot wait for the next in this series.

I had the pleasure of listening to this book in Audible in exchange for an honest review.

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Another Great Addition to this Series

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

Reviewed: 04-15-19

The beginning of this story hurts a bit. The miscommunication is tough to listen to between Roxie and Carter but since we hear about it from both sides we are rooting for these two to make amends and stick together. Luckily, Carter snaps out of stubbornness and vows to keep his marriage together. Unfortunately, that means bringing up a tragic loss and tackling the miscommunication he's let get out of hand with the love of his life.

This was a tough listen because of the intense emotion from each character. That being said it was real and touching. It's a great addition to this series. I would absolutely recommend this book to those that love Carrie Ann Ryan's writing and to those that love her Montgomery Ink series.

The narrator was just perfect for this book. I've listened to Joe Arden read other books before and was excited to see he was reading this installment as well. Just a fantastic actor!

I was lucky enough to receive this audio book in exchange for an honest review.

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A Phenomenal Ending!

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

Reviewed: 04-01-19

Having missed a lot of the previous books I was roped in from the very first chapter. I was lucky enough to listen to this book in audible and think I'll go back to listen to the previous books this way as well.

Such a great beginning starting with suspense that carries you all the way through the book. The narrator had a great way of instilling the importance of what was happening chapter by chapter. Cheyenne and Max have known each other for years but didn't know what or how their future was to be intertwined. Their current and future relationship affects their pack as well as the pack around them. There ending of this series threw me for a loop in the best possible way considering the way the book started. Sad that the series is over but all good things must end.

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Another Great Addition to a Phenomenal Series

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

Reviewed: 12-07-18

I absolutely love this series by Sophie Oak AKA Lexi Blake. it's a wonderful culmination of a relationship between two best friends that have been friends for years and of course the man just realizes that he has to step up his game, a newcomer that realizes from the start that he must be with this woman and a woman that is a mouse at the start of the book but slowly comes into her own and becomes a character that fights for what she wants.

I have loved this series from the start and I cannot wait for the next book to come out in audio.

Ryan West and CJ bloom a really wonderful narrating this book. They give feeling to each character complete with Irish accent and southern twang. You really feel the characters when these narrators are telling the story. Very, very well narrated.

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Makes me Love The Princess Bride Even More!

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

Reviewed: 07-17-15

I haven't read the print version of this book but I purposefully bought the audio based on reviews here. I read that it was worth it and I'm so glad I did! Cary's point of view and the featured readers offering their experiences make the audio version a must buy in my opinion. I learned a lot about the making of this film and it really made me appreciate the film and what the actors went through from start to finish and really, beyond.

I'm so thrilled that Cary Elwes wrote this book and his friend participated in the audio version. I've already recommended this to family members and friends that are as obsessed with the movie as I am.

If you are a fan of the movie and William Goldman's book that started it all this is a must!

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Never Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 06-14-15

I love this series! Jill Shalvis always adds her sense of wonderful humor and it makes me laugh out loud. It can be awkward while riding the L in Chicago but totally worth it. The story line is great. I wanted to know about Darcy from the last book and am happy that Mrs. Shalvis saw fit to give her an HEA with AJ.

The performance by Karen White was dead on as always. She's narrated this whole series so well. She's got the emotion and humor down pat. So pleased with this book in the series. Cannot wait for book 7!