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St. Thomas, ON, Canada
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  • The Beach Trees

  • By: Karen White
  • Narrated by: Ki Gottberg, Gin Hammond
  • Length: 15 hrs and 6 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 389
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 344
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 348

For Julie Holt, travelling to the beautiful but ravaged coast of Biloxi, Mississippi, is a journey into a secret past, and a life she never expected.... Julie first knew loss at the age of 12, when her sister disappeared, never to be found. As her once close-knit family grew apart, Julie's mother obsessively searched for the girl, and when her mother died, Julie took up the search, never letting go of the hope. Then, at an art exhibition in New York, she meets Monica....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book! Awful southern accent

  • By amcbmoore on 07-07-11

Good book for a long trip

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

Reviewed: 12-08-12

Would you listen to The Beach Trees again? Why?

I enjoyed this book while on a long car trip. The long story was a perfect match to the long journey.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Beach Trees?

The discriptions of the storm damage were so real I felt like I too was there.

What aspect of Ki Gottberg and Gin Hammond ’s performance would you have changed?

The accents didn't ring quite true.

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

not really one moment, just the developement of the people.

Any additional comments?

I would not recomend this book to anyone in a hurry, you need to just enjoy the slow reveal

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Lair of the Lion

  • By: Christine Feehan
  • Narrated by: Abby Craden
  • Length: 15 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 312
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272

Rumor said the powerful Nicolai DeMarco could command the heavens, that the beasts below did his bidding... and that he was doomed to destroy the woman he took as wife. It was whispered he was not wholly human - as untamed as his tawny mane and slashing amber eyes. Impoverished aristocrat Isabella Vernaducci would defy death itself to rescue her imprisoned brother. She’d even brave the haunted, accursed lair of the lion - the menacing palace of legendary, lethal Don Nicolai DeMarco.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Strong hero, no way a wimp is more like it.

  • By Pat on 04-29-12

Strong hero, no way a wimp is more like it.

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

Reviewed: 04-29-12

What disappointed you about Lair of the Lion?

The "Lion" is a complete wimp, every scene he is either hiding or wimpering. Chritine Feehan had created an amazing read in the Lepard series, I was expecting that kind of male lead.

What was most disappointing about Christine Feehan’s story?

The discriptions are lengthy but vague, pages and pages of discription all lead up to no clear storyline. Just didn't care about the characters.

What didn’t you like about Abby Craden’s performance?

All her males seem like wimps. Everyone seemed confused.

Any additional comments?

Really disapointed, Feehan writes a good story, but this is not nearly her best. Maybe it would help if I had read it myself, It wouldn't have been so drawn out. If this was the first book had read of hers, I would never pick up another.

7 of 9 people found this review helpful