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Deborah J. Andreasen

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Have a Nice Day audiobook cover art

Loved this!

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

Reviewed: 04-23-19

What would you do if you only had one day to live? what a fantastic story and moving performance. It was funny, thought provoking and touching. I got teary eyed more than once. I enjoyed this so much, I will be recommending to others. (There are a few minor swear words.)

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Christmas Eve, 1914 audiobook cover art

Gripping

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-14-18

This audiobook packs a powerful punch. It unfurled in my minds eye as if I were watching it. What an amazing performance. Gripping and touching and moving and all the adjectives. it was amazing.

For Castle and Crown audiobook cover art

Fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

Great story with a strong love story. There was historical drama, but it wasn't super confusing and the author did a great job explaining without making me feel like I was reading a text book. I loved Edmund and Pippa. I appreciated their history so it didn't feel like a love st first sight book. It felt like settling into a comfortable spot.

The narrator did a great job. I struggled with her Welsh accent. It sounded very Indian to me, so that was hard. But other than that she did great.

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East audiobook cover art

Just as amazing as I had hoped!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-10-18

I have adored this book for 15 years. I didn't realize there was an audiobook until recently. it was so well done. I love Kirby Heyborn and thought he made an amazing Neddy. The voice of Rose wasn't my favorite, but that's just a personal preference.

East is a retelling of the folk tale, East of the Sun, West of the Moon. It tells the story of Rose who must journey to a land that doesn't exist in order to do something that can't be done. Absolutely fascinating.

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Interesting

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-12-18

There were many things I enjoyed about this book. The heroine was quirky and gritty and tough. I liked her quite a lot. The supportive characters were great. I really felt connected to to Parker and William. But not Ezekiel. I didn't connect with him, but I did hold him in a place of esteem. (Which I think is on purpose.) I also thought it was very interesting that, as a mentor, he's flawed. There are things he just doesn't know, and you don't run into that very often with characters in his position. I enjoyed the concept of magic as it's presented in this book; I enjoyed learning about the different kinds and how to tap into each one.

The narrator did a great job, and I enjoyed listening to her work.

There were a few things that made my listening experience hard. First and foremost, there is SO. MUCH. SWEARING. Since I don't have the book version, I can't look at the pages to tell for sure, but it felt like there was at least one swear word or crass comment or sexual joke in every paragraph. It got very grating. This book was well written enough that it didn't need all of that. It didn't feel complimentary of their work. After I listened to the author notes and realized they wrote as they probably speak, I realized it probably didn't mean anything to them to include so much vulgar language. And I guess that's just how it is for some readers and writers. For me, it was a definite turn off. For that reason alone I can't recommend this work to others.

Aside from the prevalent swearing and vulgarity, the other things were fairly inconsequential. They were enough to be confusing at times, but not enough to deter a reader.

This seems to be a branch off of other books. So even though it's the first in the series, some of the characters are found in other books. I didn't feel like I was missing anything (really), and wouldn't have guessed there were other books until I listened to the author notes.

Over all, interesting book. I enjoyed it. However, I can't continue in the series or recommend it to others due to the language content.

Head in the Clouds audiobook cover art

Great read!

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

Reviewed: 03-20-18

Witemeyer is one of my favorite authors. She's able to write characters I care about with a storyline that's entertaining and refreshing, mingled with gospel that's not overbearing. Tie it up with a nice romance bow and it's a recipe for a great story. I love Head In the Clouds. Adelaide is so headstrong and fanciful. I love her heart and imagination.

Swing Vote audiobook cover art

Gripping

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

Reviewed: 03-13-18

This is the first of the series I've read (or listened to). I didn't feel like I missed out on anything by not reading the others. The book was flawlessly written. The story was interesting, intriguing and entertaining. I couldn't wait to get back to it every time I had to stop listening.

The narrator had such a great range of voices for the characters. He was so easy to listen to.

This was a clean, sweet romance with a great story to back it up. I loved it all. Highly recommended!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Cowboy Fairytales: The Complete Collection audiobook cover art

Fresh look at fairy tales

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-07-18

This collection of cowboy fairy tales is pretty clever. There were several times I forgot that I was reading a fairy tale, and then went, oh yeah! I even loved the gender bends in some of the stories. Each fairy tale was unique, but they all blended together so well!

Each book flowed seamlessly from one story to the next, and I liked having them all in one collection with the same narrator. Overall I felt like the reader did a good job. There were a few times I felt like her voices of the male characters (especially Gideon) made them sound a little dimwitted. But, seeing as I'm not a professional narrator and she is, I'm not sure I could have done much better.

I'm a big fan of this author and I've enjoyed everything of hers that I've read. This was no different. It's definitely worth a listen. I did feel like the ending didn't wrap up as nicely as I would have liked. There's basically a footnote at the end of the book telling you how to get the conclusion of the story for free. It would have been nice if it had been added to this collection.

An Uncommon Courtship audiobook cover art

A little different

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

Reviewed: 02-14-18

Definitely the most spicy of all of the Hawthorne House books. Nothing inappropriate, but a lot more sexual tension than any other book. this installment is unique as Trent doesn't marry for love as the other siblings do. However, the twist makes it very interesting. Still a Christian romance and highly recommended. I enjoyed it. This narrator did the previous book, and I didn't enjoy her so much in that book. However, this one was a little bit easier for me to get used to. Ultimately she does a good job.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

The Kindling audiobook cover art

Redemption

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-21-17

I love this addition to the Age of Faith series. Abel is not one of my favorite people, but by the end of the book I see him as a big teddy bear. a warrior yes, buy also soft and lovable on the inside.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful