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  • Texas Twilight

  • McCutcheon Family Series, Book 2
  • By: Caroline Fyffe
  • Narrated by: Grant Bolton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 361
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 310
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308

Fresh out of medical school, John McCutcheon finds his stagecoach under attack by brutal outlaws. With the help of a feisty acquaintance Lily Anthony, he manages to fend off the assault. Lily is attracted to the charming cowboy-doctor, with his chiseled good looks and teasing ways, then heartbroken to learn he's engaged to be married.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • John Jake McCutcheon's story.

  • By Sherry k on 10-30-14

another great story and great narration

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

Reviewed: 07-20-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Texas Twilight to be better than the print version?

I have only listened to this story not read it , but it is a very nice story plenty of action no swearing or crude sex scenes just beautiful well written stories anyone would enjoy these books,

Who was your favorite character and why?

I loved Lily and her Aunty had a special relationship .

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

I have listened to narrator before and love his voice ,he does the best job on these stories and voices

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

I just got right into the story and enjoyed the journey with Lily and Aunty.

Any additional comments?

do yourself a favour and listen to all Caroline Fyffe books you will love them as much as i do,

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Wrangler

  • Wyoming Series, Book 5
  • By: Lindsay McKenna
  • Narrated by: Anthony Haden Salerno
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

After Wall Street collapses, investment banker Griff McPherson trades in his suits and ties for Stetsons and cowboy boots. He returns to the Wyoming ranch he co-owns with his brother, but it's not exactly a happy homecoming. So to prove to everyone, including himself, that that he belongs back in Jackson Hole, he takes a post as a wrangler on another ranch. Air force lieutenant Val Hunter has just returned to the Bar H ranch to help her ailing grandmother run the property.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Repetitive

  • By Sue on 02-20-15

loving this series so much

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

Reviewed: 01-26-15

What made the experience of listening to The Wrangler the most enjoyable?

I love this series, and enjoyed this book so much, was glad the brothers had to prove them self and both ended up doing what they wanted ,terrific story lines , just love this community and the characters in this whole series and I am very happy the people from the early books come back into later books and tie it all together, will be very sad when I read the last book ,and I will defiantly listen to the series again,

What other book might you compare The Wrangler to and why?

hard to compare to other books as I am enjoying the whole series , and recommend the series highly,

What about Anthony Haden Salerno’s performance did you like?

this man does an incredible job , will look for him in other books,

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

I just enjoyed the whole book ,and didn't want to turn my kindle off,

Any additional comments?

anyone looking for a great book with plenty of action ,no bad language and smutty sex scenes will love this book and series.

  • Oregon Bride

  • By: Rosanne Bittner
  • Narrated by: Rawlins Loretta
  • Length: 15 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50

Traveling west aboard a wagon train with her late husband's family, young widow Marybeth MacKender wishes only to leave behind the memories of her loveless marriage, and to protect her infant son. But the dangers of the train are endless, as are the advances of her brutish brother-in-law who is resolute in claiming Marybeth as his own. It isn't until Marybeth meets Joshua Rivers, a frontiersman both tough and tender, that her hope for the future ignites as brightly as the desire in her heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a story.

  • By Valerie on 07-27-18

loved this story from start to finish

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

Reviewed: 10-27-14

Where does Oregon Bride rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

really enjoyed this story and felt like I was on this trip ,lots of action and and nicely written story to keep you interested ,I would recommend this listen to anyone who enjoys a nice read , and loves the wild west, good ending ,

  • Big Sky Country

  • By: Linda Lael Miller
  • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 495
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 437
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 436

New York Times best-selling author Linda Lael Miller has earned a large and growing following for her wildly popular novels starring the Creeds and the McKettricks. As her many fans will attest, no one brings cowboys - and their affairs of the heart - to life in quite the way she does. With the author’s signature style, Big Sky Country delivers a scintillating tale that you will not want to miss.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Nice But A Bit Too Much Going On - CLIFFHANGER

  • By DK on 07-12-15

very enjoyable series

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

Reviewed: 10-27-14

What made the experience of listening to Big Sky Country the most enjoyable?

love this series ,I enjoyed the way the family stories continued on, this writer writes very enjoyable stories ,I would recommend this series to anyone that enjoys a nice family story,I will listen to this series again it was so good,and will be looking for more from this writer,

  • Longhorn IV: The Family

  • Longhorn Series, Book 4
  • By: Dusty Rhodes
  • Narrated by: Gene Engene
  • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 272
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 274

Fate has brought about a reunion with a brother Buck Cordell thought was dead. Hard work and perseverance brought both of them success beyond their wildest expectations.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • First book in series I haven't rated five stars

  • By AudioAddict on 05-04-15

loved the longhorn series

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

Reviewed: 10-27-14

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

really enjoyed this series ,great stories and nice relaxing listen would recommend these books to anyone who enjoys a cowboy style book , they keep you listening right to the end and well written,

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Montana Dawn: McCutcheon Family Series, Book 1

  • By: Caroline Fyffe
  • Narrated by: Corey M. Snow
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 771
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 669
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 671

When Luke McCutcheon finds Faith Brown about to give birth in her rickety wagon, his first instincts are to ride for help. Instead, he stays and delivers a beautiful baby girl. Unable to leave the pretty young widow and her little son and newborn unprotected in the Montana wilderness, he brings them along on his family's cattle drive, to the absolute delight of the other friendly cowboys.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely loved this book by Caroline Fyffe!

  • By Ro on 08-02-14

love every book written by Caroline Fyffe

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

Reviewed: 10-27-14

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

really enjoyed all the books in this series ,beautiful listen for anyone to enjoy,loved the story lines and find myself always looking for her books to listen to , easy listening and great stories ,keep them coming for me ,

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Wild Montana Sky

  • Montana Sky Series, Book 1
  • By: Debra Holland
  • Narrated by: Natalie Ross
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 827
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 701
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 704

Stepping off the train in Sweetwater Springs, Montana, Elizabeth Hamilton is filled with relief, nerves, and the thrill of hope. Life on her dear friend’s ranch will be very different than Gilded Age Boston’s high society. But at least here, Elizabeth is far from her spiteful sister-in-law and the bittersweet memories of her late fiancé.

Nick Sanders has loved Elizabeth since he first glimpsed her portrait - not that he dare admit it. A ranch hand has no call to woo a well-born lady, especially when she’s being courted by the town’s finest gentleman. Yet there’s something in her mix of courage and compassion that won’t let Nick quit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Sweet Romance

  • By Yolanda on 05-03-14

love this series by Debra Holland

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

Reviewed: 10-27-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Wild Montana Sky to be better than the print version?

very nice listen ,keeps you interested all the way through the book ,well written interesting reading , can relax and enjoy all her stories and share them with anyone ,would highly recommend this book to anyone

Any additional comments?

love a good story and this writer always gives you that , nice to read a good book without violence and sex scenes

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Water for Elephants

  • By: Sara Gruen
  • Narrated by: David LeDoux, John Randolph Jones
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,269
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,126
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,209

Why we think it’s a great listen: Some books are meant to be read; others are meant to be heard – Water for Elephants falls into the second group, and is one of the best examples we have of how a powerful performance enhances a great story. Nonagenarian Jacob Jankowski reflects back on his wild and wondrous days with a circus. It's the Depression Era and Jacob, finding himself parentless and penniless, joins the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Rosie the bull elephant?

  • By Randall on 07-22-07

some readers will enjoy this book ,

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

Reviewed: 06-04-12

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

this is not one of my favourite books ,i enjoyed the old mans story ,found it a bit sad in places , but i know other readers will enjoy this book,

If you’ve listened to books by Sara Gruen before, how does this one compare?

i have not listened to any other work by this author

What three words best describe David LeDoux and John Randolph Jones ’s performance?


they were fine

Could you see Water for Elephants being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

not really

Any additional comments?

i listened to this book all the way through waiting for something diffrent to happen but found the end very predictable , but as i said other readers will enjoy this book,

0 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Second Chance Pass

  • Virgin River, Book 5
  • By: Robyn Carr
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,802
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,512
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,507

Within a few short months, Vanessa buried her husband and birthed his son. When serendipity brings a man into her life again, her heart flutters anew. But just as he plans to reveal his love, another woman stakes her claim on him - a claim his sense of honor can't easily shake off.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Olivia on 08-14-09

another beautiful love story by robin carr

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

Reviewed: 06-04-12

Would you consider the audio edition of Second Chance Pass to be better than the print version?

I personelly love the narrator of these books ,she makes me feel like i am in the story with her all the way , i would never get the personel sadisfaction from reading these books that i get from this narrator ,she is one of the best i have listened to so far, and for anyone who enjoys a beautifully written love story grab one of robin carr's vergin valley series ,you will not be dissapointed ,they are very nice as a relaxed read when you don't feel like something to heavy,well done also therese plummer

What other book might you compare Second Chance Pass to and why?

a very similar read was The inn at eagle point ,i also am enjoying this series ,

Which scene was your favorite?

For me i loved the scene when Paul and Ven got to-gether and then got married ,Paul is a lovely person and they really did deserve each other , what a lucky lady to get someone so beautiful second time around,

Who was the most memorable character of Second Chance Pass and why?

I think Paul did it for me he came through as a very caring wonderful man , i wish there were more like him ,and Jack is always great ,him and Mel make a great couple ,

Any additional comments?

I will read all of these books, and more than once ,what a great invention Kindle and audio books are ,best gift i ever bought myself,

  • Forbidden Falls

  • Virgin River, Book 8
  • By: Robyn Carr
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,611
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,357
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,357

Recently ordained minister Noah Kincaid is used to taking on new challenges, so he has no problem tackling the renovation of the long-abandoned Virgin River church. But that’s before he meets the stunningly beautiful—and stubbornly headstrong—Ellie Baldwin. She may not be exactly what Noah wants in an assistant, but she may be exactly what he needs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By LeftyMom on 05-06-10

Wow Ellie is headstrong and her own person .

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

Reviewed: 05-11-12

What made the experience of listening to Forbidden Falls the most enjoyable?

this is a really a beautiful story from start to finish ,the church restoration and the friendships in this town are really moving stories, loved the end result and what a diffrence these people will make to this beautiful town ,what a great comunity this town has got and there will be more ,when i got to the end of this story i didn't want it to end so scramled for the next book in the series of virgin river love the writers work and the narration is unreal,

What did you like best about this story?

loved it when the church was opened and the beautiful wedding took place ,love the work of Noah and his assistant Ellie what a beautiful couple ,

Which scene was your favorite?

I thought it was great when all the treasures were found packed away under the old church and they were able to set them up in the church when it was complete , and how the towns people all helped get things finished for the opening ,makes you feel like you want to also help,

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

oh yes i hate to press my stop button on this book and all the virgin river series , i will be sorry when i read the last book , I take my audio book everywhere i go and listen to these books ,even plug into my car when driving on a trip .

Any additional comments?

I am in love with this series and all the people in it ,Wonderful writer and great narration, The nicest town i have ever visited !!