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  • A Wife for a Westmoreland

  • By: Brenda Jackson
  • Narrated by: Laurence Bouvard
  • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

For weeks, Derringer Westmoreland was haunted by memories of a woman whose face he could not recall. But he wanted to share that intense passion again. When he finally traced her, it seemed his fantastic one-night stand was Lucia Conyers and, for the first time in his life, the ranch owner had some wooing to do. If he wanted to win Lucia’s heart, he’d better be ready to risk his own.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • um it was ok !

  • By Kindle Customer on 10-01-12

The Narrator Has To Go

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

Reviewed: 01-24-19

This Westmoreland story is a solid story. I read it. However, the audible version is horrible because the narrator is horrible.i don’t know how Laurence Bouvard got this assignment, but his accent is all wrong for this story. It’s a deal-breaker; not a good listen at all.

  • Good Behavior

  • By: Delaney Diamond
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 95

Can he still be considered good, when his behavior is so bad? An affair with the second most powerful man at Johnson Enterprises was not in Diana Cambridge's plans, but one night their smoldering attraction for each other culminates in an erotic kiss that leaves her aching for more. For years, Xavier Johnson rejected his family's wealth and dedicated his life to helping others, earning him the nickname "the good one." Yet underneath the cordial exterior beats the heart of a Johnson, and this Johnson wants Diana Cambridge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love it!

  • By Ebony on 12-28-18

Impressive!

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

Reviewed: 12-29-17

Loved the storyline. The Johnson family is one of the top contemporary Romance families. Michael Pauley is an impressive narrator.

  • Irresistible Forces

  • By: Brenda Jackson
  • Narrated by: Montana Chase
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 232
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 171
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174

One week of mind-blowing sex on a beautiful Caribbean island. Of all the business proposals financial tycoon Dominic Saxon has heard, Taylor Steele's is definitely the most tempting. All Taylor wants in return is for Dominic to father her baby. No strings, no commitments...just a mutually satisfying arrangement. Make that very satisfying. For a man with no intention of marrying again, it sounds ideal.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • IT WAS MORE MEDIOCRE THAN MAGICAL

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 10-26-12

My Intro to Brenda Jackson

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

Reviewed: 05-04-16

Would you listen to Irresistible Forces again? Why?

I listen to this audiobook all the time, but it's not because of the narration by Montana Chase, which is mediocre at best. Ugh...that fake French accent. I listen to it because I Love the story! Irresistible Forces was my introduction to the Wonderful World of Brenda Jackson.

Who was your favorite character and why?

My favorite character was Dominic Saxon, the hero. He was/is my first book boo. Love everything about his character.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Montana Chase?

Nah, I'll pass on Montana's narration, especially if she has to do a foreign accent.

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

I loved the moment when Taylor and Dominic were getting ready to leave the island, and neither of them was in a big hurry. Their "baby making" tryst had developed into something more than just that, and It was very apparent at that moment that their relationship had changed.

Any additional comments?

Definitely my No. 1 story written by Brenda Jackson.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Vivid

  • By: Beverly Jenkins
  • Narrated by: Robin Eller
  • Length: 13 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 273
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 242
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239

It's 1876 and Dr. Viveca Lancaster is frustrated by the limits placed upon female physicians of color. When she is offered the chance to set up a practice in the small all-black community of Grayson Grove, Michigan, she leaves her California home and heads east. The very determined Viveca knows all about fighting for her rights. But she may need more than determination to face down the distractingly handsome Nate Grayson, the Grove's bull-headed mayor.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story, Not the best narrator :(

  • By Godizgd on 08-06-14

Historicals Are Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 08-04-14

Would you listen to Vivid again? Why?

Yes, I would listen to Vivid again because I am a fan of Beverly Jenkins' African American Historical novels. Strong women and even stronger men who lived during very perilous times for Blacks , and made a difference in their own way for the Race is the central theme of her novels. The historical facts interwoven with the romantic fiction is the reason I read this genre. I learn and I enjoy the story at the same time.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Vivid?

Nate & Vivid's Romantic episodes.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

The performance was ok. However my personal preference would have called for 2 narrators, one male and one female. I didn't dislike the narrator's performance, but I think the characterization could have been enhanced if a male narrator could have performed the male dialogue.

If you could rename Vivid, what would you call it?

I wouldn't rename it.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Bittersweet Love

  • By: Rochelle Alers
  • Narrated by: Erica Love
  • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 160
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160

Belinda Eaton is dedicated to her job as a history teacher in one of Philadelphia’smost challenging high schools. Committing to a man, however, is not exactly onher agenda. Then a tragedy brings her closer to gorgeous attorney Griffin Rice,and they have to share custody of their twin goddaughters. Griffin never sawhimself as husband or father material, but suddenly family vacations and Sundaydinners with the girls are the highlight of his schedule—and getting closer totheir smart, intriguing godmother is his number one priority. Can he teach herthat their partnership has turned into a loving relationship powerful enough tolast?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Bittersweet Narration

  • By Brenda #BRAB on 06-05-13

Bittersweet Narration

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

Reviewed: 06-05-13

What did you love best about Bittersweet Love?

I am a fan of the Eaton Family Series. So this story was very enjoyable.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Bittersweet Love?

The most memorable moment was when Belinda & Griffin realized how wrong they both were in their opinions of each other..

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narrator was a disappointment. First, she mispronounced a number of words throughout the story. It was VERY distracting. Second, her reading was choppy in places; pausing where she should not have. Third, her reading just went flat at some points. It was as if this was a practice run. Some of the other Eaton stories were narrated by Corey Allen, ...very enjoyable other than his voice did not register as low as it should have for some of the male dialogue. But he did not constantly mispronounce words as Erica Love did.

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

It takes Two!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Sweet Destiny

  • By: Rochelle Alers
  • Narrated by: Corey Allen
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85

A winner of the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award and the Zora Neale Hurston Literary Award, best-selling author Rochelle Alers has penned over 60 novels and has over two million of her books in print. Sweet Destiny finds Dallas native Dr. Mia Eaton living unhappily in a West Virginia mining town. The only thing keeping her around is handsome sheriff Kenyon Chandler, who’s doing everything he can to change this city slicker’s mind and get her to stay with him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • it was just a good listen.

  • By Kindle Customer on 06-05-12

The Sweetest of the Sweet!

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

Reviewed: 06-03-13

If you could sum up Sweet Destiny in three words, what would they be?

Sweet bedtime story

Who was your favorite character and why?

Mia Eaton is my fav character. I liked the way the author portrayed her as beautiful, brainy and bold.

Which scene was your favorite?

My fav scene...... When Mia displays her shooting skills as well as her medical skills.

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

Yes and I did! This one is my fav out of the "Sweet"series (southern nights, persuasion). I am a fan of the Eaton Family series.

  • Sweet Southern Nights

  • By: Rochelle Alers
  • Narrated by: Corey Allen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84

An Essence best-selling author, Rochelle Alers also boasts a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award and Zora Neale Hurston Award. Sweet Southern Nights continues the Eaton family saga, which finds Dr. Levi Eaton far from his Northern roots, volunteering at a Kentucky clinic. There he meets Angela Chase, whose sultry Southern hospitality is just what the doctor ordered. But as their relationship deepens, Angela worries Levi may discover the secrets she’s been hiding.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Okay story

  • By Bella on 01-16-13

Another Eaton

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

Reviewed: 06-03-13

If you could sum up Sweet Southern Nights in three words, what would they be?

Delightful Easy Listen!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Sweet Southern Nights?

I especially enjoyed the scene when Levi Eaton showed up right on time when Angela confronts her ex fiancé for the 1st time at her cousin's wedding.

Which character – as performed by Corey Allen – was your favorite?

Angela was my fav character performed by Corey Allen. His voice and inflections were just right for her. I don't think his voice was deep enough to really capture Levi Eaton's character.

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

The Eaton's...the Saga continues

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Eternal Vows

  • By: Rochelle Alers
  • Narrated by: Cary Hite
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 60

Among Virginia’s horse-country elite, Nicholas Cole-Thomas is the ultimate eligible bachelor. After escaping one disastrous relationship, he plans to remain single. Yet when the beautiful veterinarian working on his horse farm needs help, he invites her to stay under his roof. And the closer he gets to her, the closer he wants to be. Blurring the lines between business and pleasure is risky for Peyton Blackstone. It’s not just Nicholas’ charisma but his gentleness that enthralls her.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Miss leading

  • By Kim on 06-22-18

Good Author-Good Story-Good Narrator! Trifecta!

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

Reviewed: 03-25-13

What did you love best about Eternal Vows?

I loved the story line and the main characters: I am a fan of the Eaton Family....always a great story!

What other book might you compare Eternal Vows to and why?

If I had to compare, it would be the other Eaton Family series stories, and this one is my 3rd favorite after Mia Eaton's story and Belinda Eaton's story.

What about Cary Hite’s performance did you like?

Yes. Cary Hite was a good narrator.

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

Levi Eaton...the saga continues