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  • Tangled Destinies

  • By: Diana Palmer
  • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 68

Saved from an abduction and unthinkable harm, Gabrielle Bennett owed her life to her rescuer. Marc Stephano, a stranger from the sketchy shadows of town, could've asked for money. Instead, he introduced her to desire and claimed her completely - then he broke her heart. Older, wiser and now a top New York model, Gabrielle is prepared for anything - except Marc's reemergence into her life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Were' not in Texas anymore

  • By Kindle Customer on 08-29-17

Horrible narrator.

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

Reviewed: 10-29-17

Put down several times before I finished. Narrator has a good voice but not for a lady.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Hawken's Heart

  • By: Suzanne Brockmann
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 291
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210

Navy SEAL Crash Hawken awakens in a Washington, D.C., hospital to learn that he is the prime suspect in the assassination attempt on a commanding officer. Charged with treason, conspiracy and murder, he is alone - except for Nell Burns. Nell and Crash have a history - as friends, as lovers. And she knows he could not have committed these crimes. Soon they are on the run, determined to uncover what really happened the night of the attempted assassination. But first they have to survive another day.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • good story but painful narration

  • By Laurie on 05-30-11

Horrible performance and drawn out.

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

Reviewed: 08-06-16

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Just couldn't get into this one. Voice made it uninteresting as well as story was drawn out

Would you be willing to try another one of Gabra Zackman’s performances?

No

  • Crash Landing

  • By: Lori Wilde
  • Narrated by: Emma Winterly
  • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 23

Billionaire Gibb Martin loves risk almost as much as he loves a well-made suit. But when his business partner and longtime friend suddenly bails on a major venture to get married…well, that's one risk Gibb isn't willing to take. Now he just needs to charter a plane to Florida so he can stop the wedding - fast! Normally, bombshell pilot Sophia Cruz would have told Slick City Boy exactly where to go. Unfortunately, she really needs cash - even if it does come from an over-privileged guy with a very fine backside.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator seemed on sedatives

  • By Raemar3356 on 07-02-13

Not impressed at all!

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

Reviewed: 04-02-13

What disappointed you about Crash Landing?

The narrator did not help this book at all. The book is really slow and the narrator didn't keep your mind on it either. It is very slow, so slow that I didn't even finish.

Would you ever listen to anything by Lori Wilde again?

I have listened to Ms. Wilde before and liked them but this one didn't do it for me for sure.

How could the performance have been better?

Get another narrator. This woman voice was very uninteresting.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Wanderer

  • Thunder Point, Book 1
  • By: Robyn Carr
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,191
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,002
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,003

Nestled on the Oregon coast is a small town of rocky beaches and rugged charm. Locals love the land’s unspoiled beauty. Developers see it as a potential gold mine. When newcomer Hank Cooper learns he’s been left an old friend’s entire beachfront property, he finds himself with a community’s destiny in his hands. Cooper has never been a man to settle in one place, and Thunder Point was supposed to be just another quick stop. But Cooper finds himself getting involved with the town. And with Sarah Dupre, a woman as complicated as she is beautiful.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Has potential but disappointing...

  • By C. Evans on 08-09-16

FANTASTIC!!! MY FAVORITE WRITER AND NARRATOR!!!!!

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

Reviewed: 03-27-13

Would you listen to The Wanderer again? Why?

Definately! Robyn Carr is my favorite writter from Virgin River to this. All are fantastic. The narrator is ABSOLUTELY THE BEST THAT I HAVE EVER HEARD! Makes you feel that you are right there! Her voices are just the best. I listen to audiobook all the time (yes I mean about 12 hrs per day) and love to hear Therese Plummer! So glad she and Robyn Carr teamed up! Keep up the GREAT work!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Mack and Lou

Which scene was your favorite?

When Gina told Mac he was an idiot!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Definately for sure! Stayed up until 2 am just to get thru the first downloaded part! LOL

Any additional comments?

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE ANYTHING BY ROBYN CARR AND TERESE PLUMMER!!!!

11 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • Just Over the Mountain

  • Grace Valley Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Robyn Carr
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 837
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 761
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 760

Here in this peaceful community, folks look out for one another like family, though sometimes a little too well. In a town like this, it's hard to keep a secret - but Dr. June Hudson has managed to keep one heck of a humdinger…. Though visits from her secret lover, undercover DEA agent Jim Post, are as clandestine as they are passionate, somehow it fits with her demanding schedule as the town's doctor - a calling that requires an innate ability to exist on caffeine, sticky buns and nerves of steel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Robyn Carr Does It Again!

  • By Cyndi on 01-20-13

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

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

Reviewed: 01-24-13

If you could sum up Just Over the Mountain in three words, what would they be?

I love them!

What did you like best about this story?

All of it. I had already read The Virgin River Series and now got this. Both of these series are fantastic. I would love to see more.

Which scene was your favorite?

All of them

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

both

Any additional comments?

Would love to see more of this series and The Virgin River series!!!!!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • All He Ever Desired

  • By: Shannon Stacey
  • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 260
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231

After college, Ryan Kowalski decided to leave Whitford, Maine, rather than watch Lauren Carpenter marry another man. Now his siblings need his help to refurbish the family-owned Northern Star Lodge and he's forced to face the past sooner rather than later when he collars a vandal - and learns the boy is Lauren's son.... The last person Lauren needs back in her life is Ryan Kowalski. With a bitter ex-husband and a moody teenage son, she has enough man trouble already. But her son needs to learn a few lessons about right and wrong, even if Lauren has to escort him to Ryan's door every day to work off his crime.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Soooo cute!!!

  • By Kristin on 02-07-13

Love the Kowalski's

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

Reviewed: 01-24-13

Would you listen to All He Ever Desired again? Why?

Definitely YES!!!

What did you like best about this story?

That someone finally saw the child needed love and understanding

Which scene was your favorite?

all of it

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

both

Any additional comments?

great! Can't wait for more!

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • A Match Made in Texas

  • The Diamondback Ranch Series, Book 3
  • By: Anne Marie Novark
  • Narrated by: Erin Mallon
  • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

When Austin McCade's wife dies, a vital part of him dies, too. The sexy single dad devotes himself to his motherless daughter and his work on the Diamondback Ranch. For 12 years, he ignores life and women...until a new pretty schoolteacher moves to town. From the moment Theresa Rogers arrives in Salt Fork, Texas, people warn her about the lonely widower. He's a hopeless case, a lost cause. But Theresa sees beneath the crusty exterior of the man to the deep emotions and his enduring loyalty. Can she pierce the impenetrable wall surrounding his broken heart?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really good story!

  • By Lynne on 01-24-13

Really good story!

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

Reviewed: 01-24-13

If you could sum up A Match Made in Texas in three words, what would they be?

3 won't work so I have to use 4 words!
Never underestimate your daughter!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Both!

Any additional comments?

Very good book

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Tall, Dark and Cowboy

  • By: Joanne Kennedy
  • Narrated by: Karyn O'Bryant
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 98

In the wake of a nasty divorce, Lacey Bradford heads for Wyoming where she's sure her old friend will take her in. But her high school pal Chase Caldwell is no longer the gangly boy who would follow her anywhere. For one thing, he's now incredibly buff and handsome, but that's not all that's changed.... Chase has been through tough times and is less than thrilled to see the girl who once broke his heart. But try as he might to resist her, while Lacey's putting her life back together, he's finding new ways to be part of it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good read

  • By KC on 09-19-18

No matter who you are you can be strong!

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

Reviewed: 01-24-13

If you could sum up Tall, Dark and Cowboy in three words, what would they be?

Very, Very, good!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Both Chase and Lacey. Chase because he is hard working and loves the animals, and Lacey because she never gives up and becomes a strong person!

Which scene was your favorite?

The final one at Gaut's old famiy homestead

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes

Any additional comments?

I want more!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • All He Ever Dreamed

  • By: Shannon Stacey
  • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236

Josh Kowalski is tired of holding down the fort - better known as the Northern Star Lodge - while his siblings are off living their dreams. Now that his oldest brother has returned to Whitford, Maine for good, Josh is free to chase some dreams of his own. As the daughter of the lodge's longtime housekeeper, Katie Davis grew up alongside the Kowalski kids. Though she's always been "one of the guys", her feelings for Josh are anything but sisterly. And after a hot late-night encounter in the kitchen, it's clear Josh finally sees her as the woman she is.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Soooo cute!!!

  • By Kristin on 02-07-13

I love this series

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

Reviewed: 01-24-13

What did you love best about All He Ever Dreamed?

That home is always HOME!

What did you like best about this story?

Everything!

Have you listened to any of Lauren Fortgang’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

very good

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

You can grow up but and you CAN come home!

Any additional comments?

Ready for more in this series! Next will be Dru and Liz!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Let Me Be the One

  • San Francisco Sullivans, Book 6
  • By: Bella Andre
  • Narrated by: Eva Kaminsky
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 675
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 613
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 618

In Let Me Be The One, the brand-new book in Bella Andre's New York Times and USA Today best-selling series about the Sullivan family, an unexpected friends-to-lovers romance might not only turn out to be so much hotter than anything bad-boy pro-baseball-player Ryan Sullivan has ever known...but much, much sweeter, too. When Vicki Bennett saved Ryan Sullivan's life as a teenager, it was the beginning of a close friendship that never wavered despite her failed marriage to someone else and Ryan's well-earned reputation as a ladies man.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Childhood romance at its best

  • By GH on 08-30-16

Great!!! Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 01-24-13

Would you listen to Let Me Be the One again? Why?

I love this series!!! Can't wait until more come out!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Let Me Be the One?

all of it

Have you listened to any of Eva Kaminsky’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

yes - very good

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

all of it

Any additional comments?

I want MORE!