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J. Jones

Yorba Linda, California United States
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  • Kiss a Girl in the Rain

  • Take a Chance, Book 1
  • By: Nancy Warren
  • Narrated by: Teri Schnaubelt
  • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85

Evan Chance is a man out to complete the bucket list he made as a kid, starting with ride a motorcycle across America. Caitlyn Sorenson is the sexy country doctor standing in his way. Or is she the dream he's been searching for? In this sexy, humorous contemporary romance, a lost dog brings together a wealthy drifter and a small town doctor and changes all their lives forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • awesome

  • By Ginny LaMere on 03-09-15

A fun, light listen

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

This is my first experience with this author and I really liked her voice -- truly some laugh-out-lines. The plot requires the usual suspension of belief, but hey, I liked the characters so much I was willing to go along.

  • Calico Palace

  • By: Gwen Bristow
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 20 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

Kendra comes to San Francisco, a sleepy town of 900 people, because her stepfather, an army colonel, is charged with overseeing its defenses during the Mexican War. Marny arrives from Honolulu to set up a gambling hall. Neither expects to be swept up in one of history's greatest adventures, which begins when tiny flakes of gold are discovered in the California hills. Both young women follow their dreams into the mining camps and back to a rapidly growing San Francisco.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Missing a chapter

  • By DeeJay Kay on 12-13-17

A long but interesting listen

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

Reviewed: 10-02-18

Great narrator and story. Be aware of racial bias typical of the time -- which is why I can't give it 5 stars.

  • Sold to the Enemy

  • By: Sarah Morgan
  • Narrated by: Antonia Beamish
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

Stefan Ziakas might be her father's most hated business rival, but he's the only man who has ever made Selene Antaxos feel beautiful. So, needing to make a new life for herself, Selene apprehensively turns to Stefan for help. Yet the dark-hearted tycoon is nothing like the white knight she remembers!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Oh what classic Harlequin fun!

  • By J. Jones on 12-21-17

Oh what classic Harlequin fun!

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

Reviewed: 12-21-17

Great narrator, fun story, good dialog. All-around wonderful listen. Well done, Harlequin! Love Sarah Morgan.

  • Marriage at a Price

  • By: Miranda Lee
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 266
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 72

What did an independent, spirited woman do when her stud farm was deep in debt? Marry for money? Never! Instead, Courtney set off for Sydney in search of a silent business partner.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Irritating Accent

  • By April on 01-12-06

Thank Dog it was free!

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

Reviewed: 12-15-17

Narrator was awful. And that's being kind. Story wasn't much better -- why is a female sexually harassing a male employee considered a useful plot device? And our heroine is just too all over the place for the plot to make ANY sense. The horse stuff was not well done, either. So yes, thankfully it was free.

  • The Heiress Effect

  • Brothers Sinister, Book 2
  • By: Courtney Milan
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 715
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 663
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 663

Miss Jane Fairfield can't do anything right. When she's in company, she always says the wrong thing - and rather too much of it. No matter how costly they are, her gowns fall on the unfortunate side of fashion. Even her immense dowry can't save her from being an object of derision. And that's precisely what she wants. She'll do anything, even risk humiliation, if it means she can stay unmarried and keep her sister safe. Mr. Oliver Marshall has to do everything right. He's the bastard son of a duke, raised in humble circumstances...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story with an even better narration...

  • By SIMARA on 03-13-14

A fun romp

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

Reviewed: 12-10-17

One can hardly go wrong with this writer -- she's pretty much an auto buy/listen for me, and this outing didn't disappoint . Great characters, great dialog, fun plot.

  • Wallflower Gone Wild

  • By: Maya Rodale
  • Narrated by: Carolyn Morris
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 112

Being good has worked out very badly for Lady Olivia Archer. All she has to show for four seasons on the marriage mart is the nickname Prissy Missy. Her prospects are so bleak that her parents have betrothed her to a stranger with a dire reputation. If Phinneas Cole - aka The Mad Baron - wants a biddable bride, perhaps Olivia can frighten him off by breaking every ladylike rule.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 2nd listen to 2nd in the trilogy!

  • By 🌿🌸Susynne🌸🌿 on 05-19-15

Fun listen

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

Reviewed: 11-12-17

Fair warning: You do have to start the series from the beginning. But what fun it is! Good characters, good narration, fun plot. The series also ties into another of Rodale's, which is also great fun.

  • Bluegrass State of Mind

  • Bluegrass, Book 1
  • By: Kathleen Brooks
  • Narrated by: Eric Dove
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,053
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 945
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 947

McKenna Mason, a New York City attorney with a love of all things Prada, is on the run from a group of powerful, dangerous men. McKenna turns to a teenage crush, Will Ashton, for help in starting a new life in beautiful horse country. She finds that Will is now a handsome, successful race horse farm owner. As the old flame is ignited, complications are aplenty in the form of a nasty ex-wife, an ex-boyfriend intent on killing her, and a feisty race horse who refuses to race without a kiss. Can Will and McKenna cross the finish line together, and more importantly, alive?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • OMG FANTASTIC book

  • By Ginny LaMere on 06-10-13

Awful!

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

Reviewed: 10-04-17

If you know horses, don't bother. If you pay attention to details, don't bother. If stupidity makes you crazy, take a pass. Utter crap. And the narrator makes it worse. I want my money -- not to mention my wasted time! -- back. Totally a DNF. Ugh.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Cocoa Beach

  • A Novel
  • By: Beatriz Williams
  • Narrated by: Eva Kaminsky, Alex Wyndham
  • Length: 13 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 163
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 149

Burdened by a dark family secret, Virginia Fortescue flees her oppressive home in New York City for the battlefields of World War I France. While an ambulance driver for the Red Cross, she meets a charismatic British army surgeon whose persistent charm opens her heart to the possibility of love. As the war rages, Virginia falls into a passionate affair with the dashing Captain Simon Fitzwilliam, only to discover that his past has its own dark secrets - secrets that will damage their eventual marriage and propel her back across the Atlantic.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Whelp. I dunno.

  • By J. Jones on 08-23-17

Whelp. I dunno.

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

Reviewed: 08-23-17

Excellent narration but I admit to being lost at times by the story (I employed the back button A LOT). And I have no clue about the ending. So ... yeah. Entertaining, yes; a good mystery, yes; interesting characters, yes. But I'm left with so.many.questions that I cannot say I enjoyed it. Your mileage may vary.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Times Change

  • Time and Again, Book 2
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,004
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 918
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 916

Cynical Jacob Hornblower has followed his brother, Caleb, back in time, hoping to convince him to return home. His mission is soon forgotten, however, when he finds himself captivated by Liberty's spitfire sister, Sunny. But can a man who is down on love truly understand the unbounded strength of the human heart?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Light enjoyment

  • By Kate on 04-14-17

Fun old favorite

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

Reviewed: 06-14-17

It's most excellent to find an old friend on Audible. This is a worthwhile listen.

  • Do You Want to Start a Scandal

  • By: Tessa Dare
  • Narrated by: Carmen Rose
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215

On the night of the Parkhurst ball, someone had a scandalous tryst in the library. Was it Lord Canby, with the maid, on the divan? Or Miss Fairchild, with a rake, against the wall? Perhaps the butler did it. All Charlotte Highwood knows is this: It wasn't her. But rumors to the contrary are buzzing. Unless she can discover the lovers' true identity, she'll be forced to marry Piers Brandon, Lord Granville - the coldest, most arrogantly handsome gentleman she's ever had the misfortune to embrace.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, awful awful narration

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-07-16

Awesome! A must listen!!

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

Reviewed: 05-02-17

What a wonderful story and performance. GET THIS!! Sassy, fun dialog; great characters and situations; just a total 5 star. It's a keeper, especially as I look at long summer road trips.