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F. G. Gailer

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  • Worth the Risk

  • McKinney Brothers, Book 2
  • By: Claudia Connor
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 714
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 653
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 650

Two hearts locked away... Hannah Walker spends her days coaching children through injury and trauma, one therapeutic horseback ride at a time. She knows all too well how violence can change a child and leave scars that never heal. It's easy for her to relate to the kids; what isn't easy is the thought of facing her own harrowing past. Millionaire playboy Stephen McKinney could use a little coaching himself. Five years ago he encountered his most horrible nightmare - and the nightmare won.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Much more pain than pleasure in reading this

  • By F. G. Gailer on 10-15-17

Much more pain than pleasure in reading this

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

Reviewed: 10-15-17

I loved the first book in the series, but this one was very different. I wish the previous reviewers had warned me about the amount of description of terrifying, unbearably painful and damaging experiences of the main characters.

This might have been worth exposing myself to if there was a lot more of the beautiful, loving, supportive interactions the characters in the first book had throughout. There was also so much repetition of situations and dialog that just seemed to be filler without advancing the story.

There was a point well into the book when I was going to stop reading, but I wanted to get to some resolution, and thought the worst was over...but I was wrong. More ugly scenes of injustice and torture that may have led to a transformation in characters...but left me very sorry I had continued, and sorry I had read the book at all.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Forever with You

  • By: Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Narrated by: Sophie Eastlake
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167

Some things you just believe in, even if you've never experienced them. For Stephanie, that list includes love. It's out there. Somewhere. Eventually. Meanwhile she's got her job at the mixed martial arts training center and hot flings with gorgeous, temporary guys like Nick. Then a secret brings them closer, opening Steph's eyes to a future she never knew she wanted - until tragedy rips it away.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nick/Cam Nick/Cam Swooners!!

  • By Pam Audio-Fanatic on 09-30-15

My Favorite in the Series

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

Reviewed: 11-26-16

I have loved listening to all of the Wait For You books, and this is my favorite...or is it just that it's been awhile since I heard the previous ones?

I enjoyed all of the characters and grew to love them more and more, especially Nick. I totally loved the way Sophie Eastlake brought them all to life. Hard to grasp that a narrator was speaking, and not the characters themselves.

  • The Lion's Lady

  • By: Julie Garwood
  • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,700
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,535
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,539

Christina Bennett had taken London society by storm. The ravishing beauty guarded the secret of her mysterious past until the night Lyon, Marquis of Lyonwood, stole a searching, sensuous kiss. An arrogant nobleman with a pirate's passions, he tasted the wildfire smoldering beneath Christina's cool charm and swore to possess her.... But the feisty and defiant Christina would not be so easily conquered. Mistress of her heart and of her fortune, she resisted Lyon's sensuous caresses.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved everything about this book!

  • By 🌸DARA on 06-03-13

Interesting story, but the narration?

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

Reviewed: 08-23-16

I am intrigued by the story, wanting to know what will happen, but I can't bear the narration, and will have to find a written version to find out what happens. I am amazed to read so many reviews from people who loved the narration. My dislike is not of the narrators acting skill, but of the intonation and quality of her voice, which I find very peculiar, grating, and distracting.

I have listened to other Julie Garwood books narrated by Susan Duerden, and in the past I was able to get absorbed enough in the stories to forget my dislike of the narration. But in this book, there is so much of the harsh, angry male voices that I feel so irritated by, that I just cannot continue listening, and will be returning the book. Even Christina's voice is unpleasant to me.

I didn't want to rate the story, since I haven't given it a chance, but I could not proceed with the review until I did, so I gave it three stars.

  • Dreaming of You

  • By: Lisa Kleypas
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,481
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,174
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,185

A prim, well-bred gentlewoman, Sara Fielding is a writer who puts pen to paper to create dreams. But now curiosity is luring her from the shelter of her country cottage into the dangerous world of Derek Craven – handsome, tough, and tenacious – and the most exciting man Sara has ever met.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THE BEST!!

  • By Queenbee on 01-07-12

Loved it again the second time

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

Reviewed: 05-22-16

I listened to this book a few years ago, and loved it. I've just finished listening to it again, and again loved it. The characters are complex and interesting, and I really care about the good guys. The plot interesting and suspenseful, and Rosalyn Landor brings all the characters totally alive. As with almost all of Lisa Kleypas' books, I am entranced and moved and entertained by her stories.

  • Carolina Dreaming

  • By: Virginia Kantra
  • Narrated by: Sophie Eastlake
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131

After escaping a disastrous marriage, bakery owner Jane Clark has convinced herself that she has everything she needs - her precious son, a thriving business, and a roof over her head. But the arrival of a handsome stranger on the island shows her exactly what she's been missing.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Wimpy lead.

  • By Michelle on 10-13-16

I loved every minute of this book!

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

Reviewed: 05-10-16

Just as with all the previous books in this series, I loved the characters, the wonderful narration, the interesting, absorbing, and heart-warming story. The only thing I didn't like about it was that it ended. However, I'll enjoy the whole series again and again, since my enjoyment of these books is not dependent on the suspense of wondering what will happen next.

  • Somewhere I'll Find You

  • By: Lisa Kleypas
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,302
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,054
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,044

The toast of the town...All London is at Julia Wentworth’s feet — and anything she desires is hers for the asking. But the glamorous leading lady guards a shocking secret: a mystery husband whom she does not know, dares not mention...and cannot love. For years Damon Savage has been searching for thestranger his parents wed him to without his consent, hoping to legally free himself from matrimony’s invisible chains.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Moving

  • By Lady M on 05-19-15

Loved so much about this book!

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

Reviewed: 01-22-16

I loved the characters, found the story very interesting, and despite having just listened to this a second time, I got totally absorbed in the story as soon as I began, and continued to enjoy it all the way through. I also absolutely love the narrator, Rosalyn Landor. In this book, as in all the others she has narrated, she gives each character a unique, expressive voice that brings them and their story alive.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Brown-Eyed Girl

  • By: Lisa Kleypas
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 390
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 364
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 362

Wedding planner Avery Crosslin may be a rising star in Houston society, but she doesn't believe in love - at least not for herself. When she meets wealthy bachelor Joe Travis and mistakes him for a wedding photographer, she has no intention of letting him sweep her off her feet. But Joe is a man who goes after what he wants, and Avery can't resist the temptation of a sexy southern charmer and a hot summer evening. After a one night stand, however, Avery is determined to keep it from happening again.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Well...darn.

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-17-15

Loved every minute of this book!

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

Reviewed: 10-31-15

It amazes me how anyone could dislike this book, especially fans of the Travis series! I loved every minute of it, and felt the narrator did a fantastic job bringing all the characters to life. I loved the characters, the dialog, the plot, the humor, and the romance. Thank you Lisa Kleypas and Brittany Pressley for hours of enjoyment.

1 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Smooth Talking Stranger

  • By: Lisa Kleypas
  • Narrated by: Emily Durante
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 931
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 589
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 597

No one has ever truly touched Jack Travis's heart or soul...until Ella Varner comes along. She appears one day on his doorstep with fury in her eyes and a baby in her arms. Her troubled sister is the mother and, according to Ella, Jack Travis is the father. But when Ella demands that Jack take responsibility for the first time in his life, he ends up taking much more than that.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lisa Kleypas does it again!

  • By M. Hudson on 03-30-09

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 04-24-15

I love almost all of Lisa Kleypas' books, and I've read quite a few. The Travis books, including this one, are among my favorites. I loved the characters, found the plot interesting, and enjoyed the resolution.

I hesitated getting this book because of the negative reviews of the reader, but I really enjoyed the narration. Her Texas accent may or may not have been authentic, but it was consistent, and worked for me, and she brought the characters alive.



  • High Noon

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 16 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,991
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,368
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,364

Police Lieutenant Phoebe MacNamara found her calling at an early age, when a violently unstable man broke into her family's home, trapping and terrorizing them for hours. Now she's Savannah's top hostage negotiator, who puts her life on the line every day to defuse powder-keg situations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent narration and story - worth the credit

  • By Shannon Hobbs on 01-28-12

Interesting but too violent for me

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

Reviewed: 04-24-15

I really enjoyed listening to the parts where the "good guys" were interacting, and the book held my interest to the end because I liked many of the characters and cared about what happened to them, and the story was interesting. But there was way too much time given to intense negativity and destructiveness from the "bad guys", and I didn't enjoy that at all. Eventually I was anxious to finish the book so I wouldn't have to experience any more of the painful parts. The reader was good, but I would have enjoyed the book more if she added less emphasis to the negative emotions of the characters.

  • The Longest Ride

  • By: Nicholas Sparks
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, January LaVoy
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,499
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,787
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,809

91 year-old Ira Levinson is kept concious after a car wreck by visions of his late wife, Ruth, who recounts stories of their lifetime together. A few miles away, at a local rodeo, Sophia Danko, a senior at Wake Forest, meets a young cowboy named Luke. Ira and Ruth. Sophia and Luke. Two couples who have little in common. Yet their lives will converge with unexpected poignancy, reminding us all that even the most difficult decisions can yield extraordinary journeys: beyond despair, beyond death, to the farthest reaches of the human heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic story

  • By Bj on 10-13-13

I love this book!

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

Reviewed: 08-03-14

I loved the characters, found the story very interesting, suspenseful, and moving. I enjoyed the narration. Really caring about the characters, and having ideas about what was going to happen (which weren't always correct) contributed to the suspense for me.

I have read or heard many of Nicholas Sparks' books, and have enjoyed them all, but this is by far my favorite.