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  • Spurs and Lace

  • Lonely Lace Series, Book 1
  • By: Bonnie R. Paulson
  • Narrated by: Jenifer Krist
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 36

Feuding with his houseguest's brother and torn between worry and frustration over his twin, Slate MacAllister brings the rural doctor to his ranch in a record-breaking snow storm to save the boy Slate loves like a son. Dr. Becky O'Donald is a city girl stuck in Nowhereville, Montana, trying to hack down her massive student loan debt. Thrown into a medical nightmare by MacAllister and certain there is more going on with the lonely, melancholy Amelia, Becky is taken aback by the boy mirroring her host.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Poor Narrative

  • By TWYLA RHODE on 08-06-18

Poorly written and very poor narration.

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

Reviewed: 05-18-16

Would you try another book from Bonnie R. Paulson and/or Jenifer Krist?

Poorly written and very poor narration. Characters are so immature and uninteresting. I will not try another book from these authors.

What do you think your next listen will be?

I am currently listening to "Death of a Dapper Snowman (Book 1 of a Humorous Cozy Murder Mystery Series): Stormy Day Mystery #1" and am enjoying the human interest/personalities, and humor from the author. Additionally, the narrator has a good voice, and one that sounds the correct age for the characters. So many sound like they are 12 years old.

Would you be willing to try another one of Jenifer Krist’s performances?

Absolutely not. It is like listening to a 12 year old read - not only immature, but no interesting vocal abilities - just reading.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

No.

  • Dead Heat

  • Alpha and Omega, Book 4
  • By: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,585
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,175
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,172

For once, mated werewolves Charles and Anna are not traveling because of Charles' role as his father's enforcer. This time their trip to Arizona is purely personal, as Charles plans to buy Anna a horse for her birthday. Or at least it starts out that way....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable story, easy listen

  • By Adjustr on 03-05-15

Love, love, love this series!

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

Reviewed: 12-03-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Dead Heat to be better than the print version?

I love the narrators voices - wonderful job!

Who was your favorite character and why?

I love them all.

Any additional comments?

I love both this series and the Mercy Thompson series. Patricia Briggs does a great job with both. The characters have all become part of my reading enjoyment - so much so that I read them over and over, loving them as much as the previous times.

  • Bone Crossed

  • Mercy Thompson, Book 4
  • By: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,118
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,904
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,907

In a world where "witches, vampires, werewolves, and shape-shifters live beside ordinary people" ( Booklist), it takes a very unusual woman to call it home. By day, Mercy Thompson is a car mechanic in Eastern Washington. By night, she explores her preternatural side. As a shape-shifter with some unusual talents, Mercy's found herself maintaining a tenuous harmony between the human and the not-so- human on more than one occasion. This time she may get more than she bargained for.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely Loved It!

  • By Cheri on 04-29-15

I LOVE this series!

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

Reviewed: 10-19-15

Would you listen to Bone Crossed again? Why?

Yes, over, and over again! I love these characters and stories.

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

Yes, hard to stop!

Any additional comments?

I love the series and can't wait for each new installment.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • It's Murder My Son

  • A Mac Faraday Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Lauren Carr
  • Narrated by: Janean Jorgensen
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 61

Soon after she moves to Spencer, Maryland, multi-millionaire Katrina Singleton learns that life in an exclusive community is not all good. For some unknown reason, a strange man calling himself “Pay Back” begins terrorizing her. When Katrina is found strangled all evidence points to her terrorist. Three months later the file on her murder is still open when Mac Faraday, sole heir to his birth mother’s fortune, moves into the estate next door.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Audible, please no more from Books in Motion!!

  • By framed on 09-09-10

An enjoyable read!

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

Reviewed: 10-19-15

If you could sum up It's Murder My Son in three words, what would they be?

I like the story line, the characters, and the writing.

What did you like best about this story?

-

Which character – as performed by Janean Jorgensen – was your favorite?

-

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

No

Any additional comments?

I will continue the series.

  • Guardians of Stone

  • The Relic Seekers, Book 1
  • By: Anita Clenney
  • Narrated by: Renee Raudman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 461
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 415
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 418

The BrainsKendall Morgan, a relic expert born with the family gift for sensing the history and location of ancient artifacts. The BucksNathan Larraby, the enigmatic billionaire who has hired Kendall to locate four powerful relics. The BrawnJake Stone, the tough, sexy mercenary with a mysterious past, contracted to protect Kendall. Every mission Kendall accepts carries certain hazards, but Nathan’s latest is proving to be the most dangerous yet. Kendall’s attraction to Jake - and to Nathan - is making it hard to stay focused, and none of them can afford the distraction. Because there’s someone else hunting the relics....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Feeling Torn on this one...

  • By Lindsey on 03-25-14

Enjoyable read!

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

Reviewed: 10-19-15

If you could sum up Guardians of Stone in three words, what would they be?

It just keeps moving and the story line is good.

What other book might you compare Guardians of Stone to and why?

-

Which character – as performed by Renee Raudman – was your favorite?

-

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

-

Any additional comments?

I will continue the series.

  • My Familiar Stranger

  • Knights of Black Swan, Book 1
  • By: Victoria Danann
  • Narrated by: Sean Farmer
  • Length: 15 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

In a matter of minutes, Elora Laiken lost everything familiar. She escaped death by being forced into an experiment that left her in another world where modern day knights, elves, vampires, werewolves, witches, demons and fae became her allies, friends and family. She discovered a place where adventure intersects fairytales, where honor converges with ideals, and she learned that love can find you in the strangest places, when you're least expecting it, even when you're far, far from home.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story but some probs with the narration.

  • By M.L.L. on 11-21-15

Just OK.

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

Reviewed: 09-17-15

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No. The story line was good, however, it seemed slow in action.

What was one of the most memorable moments of My Familiar Stranger?

None

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The Narrator had a VERY dry monotone voice. At times it was also gravelly.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

It would need to be worked quite a bit to add action.

  • Crescent Moon

  • By: Delilah Devlin
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante, Natalie Ross
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 116

From ancient Egypt to present-day New Orleans, a woman of exceptional strength is called to protect against an unspeakable evil...and to experience an unforgettable seduction. Khepri still isn’t used to being The God’s Wife. The daughter of a common farmer, she’s more comfortable being friends with servants than employing a whole team of them. Lately she’s had doubts about the role she’s been thrust into. She’s had yearnings for another sort of life, one where she’s loved intimately, rather than only adored from afar.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story, Unparalleled Narration

  • By Robbie on 02-27-14

A waste of time

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

Reviewed: 08-30-15

What disappointed you about Crescent Moon?

This was a waste of time. The author did not develop the characters. They were much too shallow. The story idea could have been a good one, but the author was too interested in trying to put a "little" story in between numerous (and unbelievable, not romantic) sexual encounters. This means that nothing was believable enough to keep me interested. I just can't finish the book - what a waste!

Would you ever listen to anything by Delilah Devlin again?

Probably not.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Crescent Moon?

The numerous, and unbelievable, sexual encounters were not "romantic" and therefore not worth reading. When will authors learn that porn is not romance.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Violet's Mail Order Husband

  • Montana Brides, Book 1
  • By: Kate Whitsby
  • Narrated by: Dave Wright
  • Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 11

This first episode of The Montana Brides introduces Violet, Iris, and Rose Kilburn, heiresses to the Kilburn family cattle fortune. Rocking Horse Ranch runs 5000 head of cattle, but all the ranch hands are getting old. The sisters need someone to run the ranch, so the eldest sister Violet hatches the idea of getting mail order husbands for the three of them. There's only one problem. Cornell Pollard, the sisters' guardian and the executor of their estate, doesn't approve.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Unbelievable

  • By glyncor on 08-16-15

Unbelievable

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

Reviewed: 08-16-15

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Only a very immature reader would enjoy this book.

What could Kate Whitsby have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

The story line is unbelievable. There is no development of the characters. The women come off as incipient little girls, which doesn’t fit the story. These women are supposed to be mature and independent due to the way they chose to manage the ranch behind their uncle’s back. There is no depth to the men involved.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

This narrator should NOT read female voices. He sounds like he wrinkles his nose up to speak through his nose. His female voices are awful. Some of the men's voices are not good either.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Violet's Mail Order Husband?

It isn't that a scene should be cut, but that the scenes are not good because there was no development of the people, nor the situations.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Night Broken

  • Mercy Thompson, Book 8
  • By: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,463
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,927
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,931

An unexpected phone call heralds a new challenge for Mercy. Her mate Adam’s ex-wife is in trouble, on the run from a stalker. Adam isn’t the kind of man to turn away a person in need—and Mercy knows it. But with Christy holed up in Adam’s house, Mercy can’t shake the feeling that something about the situation isn’t right. Soon her suspicions are confirmed when she learns that Christy has the furthest thing from good intentions. She wants Adam back, and she’s willing to do whatever it takes to get him, including turning Adam’s pack against Mercy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Addition!!

  • By Hassan on 03-12-14

Love, love, love this series!

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

Reviewed: 07-30-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Night Broken to be better than the print version?

I mostly listen to books while I am busy with things in my life, so actually reading a book is not something I have the luxury to do these days.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Of course, I love Mercy and her hunky husband is just great, too!

What does Lorelei King bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She has just the RIGHT vocals for the series and her Mercy voice is perfect for the character.

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

It just made me go through it at high speed because I love all the story lines in this series.

Any additional comments?

I can never stand waiting for the next book in the series. I hope the author continues the series for many years to come! This is my ALL TIME FAVORITE series!

  • Murder Runs in the Family

  • By: Anne George
  • Narrated by: Ruth Ann Phimister
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146

Anne George’s novels offer a delightful mix of gentle comedy and compelling mystery. Murder Runs in the Family finds two feisty 60-something sisters doing a little amateur sleuthing into the death of a visiting genealogist. Mary Alice has spared no expense for her daughter’s wedding. Two days after the glittering affair, Mary Alice and Patricia Anne are spending a fascinating lunch listening to the groom’s cousin explain the ’dog-eat-dog" world of professional genealogy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great. As usual

  • By Judith on 12-01-15

Love, love, love this series!

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

Reviewed: 07-30-15

Where does Murder Runs in the Family rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of my favorites. I review this series over and over. It is such fun!

What about Ruth Ann Phimister’s performance did you like?

Her vocals are just RIGHT for these characters.

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

Southern Sisters Rock!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful