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pertinent and real... both sides!

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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: 08-14-18

Great job by the author and narrator. This moved quickly and was a really interesting view into the world of preppers. The only jarring thing was the identity of the murderer. Seemed a little too convenient. But I loved it and got 10 extra minutes on the exercise bike just to finish listening!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

I love Sweet Bites and Tempest is back!

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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: 06-11-18

The Sweet Bites mysteries just keep getting better and better! Okay, it's hokey how often the pastry chef finds dead people but that's part of the fun of Sweet Bites. The author and the narrator both get better and better with each book. This is the 3rd book but you don't really have to read them in any order. The first one the narration was a little bit smiley but the characters were all different and believable. It is the same reader in all the books and she has really gotten better and better and grown into her characters as the books continue and she is really good in this one. Each character is so likeable (even the kind of annoying sheriff) and you look forward to hearing them like old friends in each new book.

These are so much fun to listen to and you don't have to worry about having nightmares because of the blood and guts and sick violence. But you might have dreams about the sexy leading men! Give me more. And the recipes are yummy, too, but put them in the end of the audiobook so I can find them fast.

Overall- I love Sweet Bites, I love Tempest Crawford, I love Ms. Almand, and I love Ms. Justesen!!!!!! Thank you, ladies!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

CW McCoy can't run from her past

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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: 06-11-18

CW McCoy is great! Reader plays her with a swagger, but flawed and you keep turning the pages and cheering for her to make it. Widmer has created a great female character and a great setting full of Florida charm and tourist quirks. Good page-turner with lots of action, emotion, and characters and not over-the-top slease or sick gore.Give me more of CW! I want to hear the real McCoy! Great job from this author/narrator combo and I hope it will be a series!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Funny and warm listen to brighten your day

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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: 06-11-18

This just kept me chuckling and I loved it even more than the first one. This narrator really nailed the personalities of all the characters and you really liked them all! Even the annoying ones ended up having some good shining through and I had a good time listening to this. I didn't want it to end! Please can we have some more! What an enjoyable romp into family, in-laws, marriage and divorce, and starting all over again. Author and narrator are a great combination.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Cows and a crisis and cowboys that rock

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

Reviewed: 06-14-17

Would you consider the audio edition of In Dire Straits to be better than the print version?

I didn't read the book so I don't know but I always like audiobooks better.

What did you like best about this story?

I liked Tim's humor and all the different cowboys' personalities. Sabrina's voice. The ranch scenes

Which scene was your favorite?

I think when Rebecca and Tim are bantering back and forth about the laundry and don't realize the attraction, or don't want to. I like the back and forth between the male and female characters in all her books and I'm glad the same narrator is doing them. Pamela Almand really keeps the characters consistent in all the books and I love her voices for the cowboys!

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

I didn't like parts of the ending and the part about her going back to the ex really seemed out of character and contrived but it all ended well so I liked it over all.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Cyber attacks are here!!!!!!!!!!

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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: 05-29-17

What made the experience of listening to Cyber Crisis the most enjoyable?

This is really a book that all should hear in this current time. Told me so much about the deep web and dark web and stuff I heard about but didn't know about. Gave good information to help protect yourself and your family.

Who was your favorite character and why?

This was a non-fiction book so there were not any characters, but the urgency of the voice and the subject were really right on point. Miss Almand gave this the right sense of importance and weight but kept it moving along. She also has a nice voice to listen to that kept my interest.

Which scene was your favorite?

Information about the layers of the web inaccessible to most of us.

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

Scared me, yes, moved, not applicable

Any additional comments?

Kids should be required to listen to this along with their parents. After the cyberattacks recently this is just right on point and sure helps understand this stuff better and makes you aware of what you need to do to protect yourself. This makes you realize just how vulnerable everybody is!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Triple-D cowboys and their ladies rock!

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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: 04-18-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, the cowboys are all great-looking (at least they sound like they are!) and the women are all individual personalities and interesting romance and suspense

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

She makes you see and hear the cowboys and other characters which adds another dimension to a story. Plus you can listen with your eyes closed.Sexy cowboys need a deep sexy voice for a narrator. I have listened to the other book in this series In Hot Water and will look for more from this reader and this author.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

How do you find your home?

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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: 04-18-17

Would you listen to Home again? Why?

Yes. it is very warm and very real

Have you listened to any of Pamela Almand’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes. She is an excellent choice for this novel and portrays all the emotions and fears each character- even the guys!- are feeling with great heart and an easy voice to listen to

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

Sometimes Home Isn't Where You Think

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

This is worth every minute!

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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: 03-24-17

What did you love best about Ruined?

This is a savage book but ends up redeemd in the end. It is really hard to listen to because the narrator shows the emotions and pain Ruth is going through in questioning her faith and her whole life.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Ruth, she's like so many of us

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

Cry, for sure, but it made you feel victorious in the end.

Any additional comments?

Every woman should get this. You resonate really deeply with Ruth's sturggle and the listener is there every minute with her. Great job by the narrator and she made me feel she was the author.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

Ranch romance and bioterrorism

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

Reviewed: 09-15-16

Would you listen to In Hot Water again? Why?

I'll listen to the rest of the books if they come out in audio but only if the story line isn't quite as bizarre. I liked Rachel and the cowboys but thought the whole biological terrorist group was a little hokey.

What about Pamela Almand’s performance did you like?

I liked the individual voices and they were all easy to recognize. She gets me into the action and I like the deeper voice in a female reader.

Any additional comments?

This a little too far-fetched for my liking but the romance was fun and the plot of special forces types turning cowboys was interesting. Maybe they could get involved in more believable investigations for the rest of the books.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful