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A well put together story

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

Reviewed: 08-16-19

This is a 5-book series, but, this book (Book 4) seemed the most compelling from the blurb (I usually start series at the beginning, this is the 2nd series I've started at the end or near end. What's happening to me?! ). The series is centered around 5 half-siblings, who didn't grow up together, but find family and the way they found true love. This book (the 4th), is a story of a man's 2nd chance at love, or should I say, 1st chance at finding what love really is. It is well thought out and written. A great read and listen.

A great ending to a series

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

Reviewed: 08-16-19

Really good story. The southern twang and get-ups were slightly annoying by the end, but it was such a short read. So, it was OK! I decided that I really like Kristen Ashley storytelling, so I will read more of her books. Funny, I think this is the last book in the series, now I'm think I will go to the beginning.

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Strangers is A-1!!

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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: 11-12-18

You would think, after reading the previous 25 books in the series I would be tire of Eve Dallas and Roarke. There you would be wrong. Strangers in Death is just as fresh and interesting. J. D. Robb's main characters stay true from book 1 to book 26. I love that Eve has grown over the years. She is a strong woman make even stronger by the relationships she has been roped into. Eve and her husband "Ace" Roarke's marriage grows richer with book.The plot is one of J. D. Robb's best yet. I'm looking forward to the next 15 or so books. Susan Ericksen is an amazing narrator. She does male and female voices equally well, especially Roarke. #Suspenseful #Clever #Friends #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

24 stars for Janet Evanovich!

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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: 11-12-18

Ms. Evanovich is back on top! Several of the middle teen numbered books got a little boring, but the last few were great. The main characters in series are all funny and each have their moments. Stephanie and Lula are a riot. Stephanie and Joe are good together, but I miss Stephanie and ranger. That "Babe." just sends thrills through me. This plot is a winner. With the zombie craze all the rage today, the plot is hilarious twist. Lorelei King is one of the best narrators out there. She can do any voice and makes me the action. #Funny #New Jersey #Quirky #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

Amanda Quick is back!!!

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

Reviewed: 04-30-18

What a great story. My problem was with the narration. The performer made most of the characters sound like he or she was shouting. Only the hero, heroine, and villain spoke in a normal tone of voice. Other than that, I say Amanda Quick is back on her stride. #tagsgiving #sweepstakes #Clever #Suspenseful #Witty

Narration was awful!!

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

Reviewed: 08-28-17

Story was good. The author should demand a different Narrator. Read the headline. Enough said. #tagsgiving #sweepstakes #UnreliableNarrator

The best in the series so far

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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: 07-25-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Yes. This book is not only a great mystery, but also a look at complicated personal relationships.

Which character – as performed by Davina Porter – was your favorite?
Davina gave Sebastian and Hero great voices. Both their fathers are so different.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Yes. Unfortunately, the book is over 10 hours and if you have a life "this ain't happening!"

Any additional comments?
Wow! I loved this mystery. The plot and writing style were great. This is the 12th book in the series and the best. Besides the mystery, the personal story was fantastic. Devlin's relationships with his wife and son, his father, father-in-law, his tiger, and his sister and niece were riveting.#tagsgiving #sweepstakes #SelfDiscovery #Suspenseful

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I should have known better

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

Reviewed: 05-30-17

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

As the headline said, I should have known better. In Fifty Shades, it was "My Inner Goddess"; here its "bite that lip." I only got a quarter of the way into listening and reading and "lips" was on just about every other page. This was tedious. I stop listening because I was about to scream. If the author haven't over used the gimmicky phrases she uses (very lazy writing) in, Yes, all four books, they would have got 5-stars. For her next book, the author need to get an good editor who will tell her the truth when she overdoing the gimmicky stuff. The plot and dialog were good, but each character should have kept most of their thoughts to themselves. Its one of the few times that in my opinion the movie was much better than the book.

What do you think your next listen will be?

I stop listening to this dribble to listen the David Baldacci's "No Man's Land." So far, Great read/listen.

Which character – as performed by Zachary Webber – was your favorite?

This is the first time I've listened to Zachary Webber. Zachary is great. I'm in love with his voice and he did all the character wonderfully. I have to check to see if he performs any of my favorite authors. He would be great for the Dark Hunters Series, the Anita Blake Series and the McKettricks.

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

I have already saw both movies that are out now and as stated above that movies were much better than the books. In a two hour movie you can't over used the gimmicky lines.

Any additional comments?

After I finish this review, I am going the try for a refund. I only got a quarter of the way through before the screaming started in my head. I hate not finishing a book once I start, but I was really going suicidal.

Sherrilyn Kenyon gives us another superior read!

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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: 12-16-14

Would you listen to Infinity again? Why?

I would listen to Infinity again because this is a great beginning for Nick. I've read/listen to about 3/4 of the Dark Hunter series and the Chronicles of Nick is a fresh view of all the previous characters. It is nice to get a better understanding of Nick's relationship with his mother and why he is so furious with Ash in the present day.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Infinity?

Any scene Nick has Bubba and Mark is memorable because them are just so hilarious.

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

Holter Graham is one of my top 5 favorite narrators. He does characterization better than almost any other narrator and this man does great women voices. Even when I only read Dark Hunter books, I hear his voice in my head.

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

If it were not for a job and the need of sleep I could have listened to it in one sitting.

Any additional comments?

Any book written by Sherrilyn Kenton and narrated by Holter Graham that pops up goes immediately into my cart. I haven't been disappointed yet.

New Top-Ten Favorite Author

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

Reviewed: 09-02-14

What made the experience of listening to Wicked Wallflower the most enjoyable?
Maya Rodale is now one of my favorite authors. The combination of the really good story and a excellent narrator made this a most enjoyable read and listen. Emma is a wallflower who put her trust into the first fellow (the wrong one) who noticed her and mistook what should have been friendship for "love". Due to some coincidences involving sherry, a letter, a marriage-minded mama and a duke in need of money she becomes fraudulently engaged to the Duke of Ashbrooke. And the fun begins.

What did you like best about this story?
Ms Rodale writes a very humorous story. Emma may be a wallflower but she is clever and very witty. Ashbrooke may be a charming rake, but he also thoughtful and considerate and very witty.The verbal duals between them are great fun. Aunt Agatha's Fortune Games were hilarious. What I thought was going to be the usual plot with maybe a twist was actually a fresh approach to the Regency Romance genre. I think she read some of Julia Quinn's Bridgerton series. It is in the same vein.

What does Carolyn Morris bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
The narrator, Carolyn Morris, added just the right pop! She really does voice characterization well, whether male or female. Her Ashbrooke was so smooth and charming. At times you couldn't tell a woman reading a man's lines.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I laughed all the way through the book. There were some sad moments (a couple of tears were shed, too), when Ashbrooke's past was revealed and another tragic lost, but on the whole ... very, very funny.

Any additional comments?
I do suggest Ms. Rodale read Lisa Kleypas or Stephanie Laurens to learn how to properly pen a love/sexual scene. The few scenes she added were a little lackluster and could have been more interesting and imaginative. It didn't detract much from the story, but, it would have made it stronger. #tagsgiving #sweepstakes #Funny #HappyEnding

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