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  • A Year of Weddings

  • By: Beth Wiseman, Debra Clopton, Marybeth Whalen, and others
  • Narrated by: Julie Lyles Carr, Christy Ragland, Amber Quick
  • Length: 31 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76

Happily ever after begins today. The honor of your presence is requested at a year of weddings....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mixed bag

  • By MABJM on 05-14-15

Individual reviews for each of the 12 stories

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

Reviewed: 03-20-19

A year of Weddings
Audiobook edition
Feb 17-Mar 19

A January Bride by Deborah Raney. Narrated by Christy Ragland
Feb 17, 2019 4.5 stars
This was a fun book that pulled me in right away! I thought the story line was cool but when they figure out the confusion, the author spent a bit too much time telling the readers what we already knew. A bit too much detail on the ending as well. I love the house being a sort of muse! The premise was wonderful and unique!
The narrator did a great job with the few characters this book had. I’d love to see her tackle a book with much more of a challenge.

A February Bride by Betsy St. Amant. Narrated by Amber Quick
Feb 18, 2019 5 stars
I love second chances and this one was amazing! I’m especially fond of all the head conversations! Many books are missing these inner turmoil emotions! Just brilliant!! The narrator did a wonderful job as well. Maybe deeper voices for the men, but I was very pleased anyway! I listened on a few different devices and the recording could use more base.

A March Bride by Rachel Hauck. Narrated by Julie Lyles Carr
Feb 21 5 stars
I was pulled in from the first line as the narrator read the newspaper article. These characters suffer from being burned by previous attempts at love and lots of self doubt. Their conversations make you think and rethink about the choice of marrying a King. I love her conversation with the Pastor and his with his brother and mother in law to be!
The narration was superb!

An April Bride
By Lenora Worth and narrated by Christy Ragland
Feb 24 5 stars
This was a heart wrenching book! Because of my own experiences in the military, my heart went out to this young man with memory loss as a form of PTSD. I’m so happy there was a happy ever after, because I definitely was having my doubts! There was a bit of repetitive issues the bride and groom kept rehashing (a bit too much for my taste), but it had a purpose and the ending made up for it!!
The narration was splendid!

A May Bride
By Meg Moseley and narrated by Amber Quick
4 Stars Feb 26
I loved this book! The opening scene is priceless and cutting the apron strings was entertaining! The roles seem reversed, as this groom is pursuing his bride and knows exactly what he wants, but his bride is attached to her family at the hip! Some conversations went back and worth so quickly with not enough distinction between voices to follow some of the conversations. Either more variation of characters by the narrator or more tags identify the speaker by the author.

A June Bride
by Marybeth Whalen narrated by Julie Lyles Carr
5 stars Feb 28
This was a very different premise, but of course I loved the ending! Instead of focusing on on the perfect wedding, this fiancé should have trusted God and focused on her groom! I loved the narrator and had no trouble deciding who was speaking when the author didn’t label the conversations!

A July Bride
By Beth Wiseman. Narrated by Kristy Ragland
Mar 2 5 stars
This story was complicated! Emotions all over the place and many actions not meeting the hearts desires! Very real for a fictional book! Is there really a romantic love that is forever? You’ll get a chance to look at it from a variety of sides as this jilted bride gets slammed with her choices and those of others!
I loved the narration on this book! I didn’t have any areas where I was trying to figure out who was talking! Each character had a distinct voice!

An August Bride
By Debra Clopton. Narrated by Amber Quick
5 Stars March 5
I think this was the best book of this series! The narrator did a PERFECT sexy Texas cowboy drawl with that slow tender voice, and I am head over heals in love with this character! I love how God played his part as well as the three matchmaking women! Such a wonderful story and blending my favorite locations of a beach and a ranch is brilliant! If I could give more stars I would!

A September Bride
By Kathryn Springer, narrated by Julie Lyles Carr
4 stars March 6
I was really enjoying this story, until the very end. I thought it ended rather abruptly and could have used a few more sentences if not a whole chapter. The narration was good but I had a hard time distinguishing Jessie from Anne in a few scenes. There were some comical characters in this story and I’d be interested in getting to know this town and its people better.

An October Bride
By Katie Ganshert narrated by Christy Ragland
Mar 11 5 stars
A bit predictable, this was still a very good and entertaining story! I loved the narration. I think this story could use an epilogue though. Through the whole book we’re learning about the Father, yet that part isn’t really addressed at the end.

A November Bride
By Beth K. Vogt narrated by Amber Quick
5 stars Mar 15
I loved the idea that two friends could become romantically involved! These two may not have admitted that their love for each other was deeper than friendship, but everyone else seemed to just accept it as fact! A glorious story unfolds as these 30 something adults act like confused and insecure teenagers reliving the start of their friendship and moving towards a future, together! I loved it! The narration was spot on!

A December Bride
By Denise Hunter narrated by Julie Lyles Carr
Mar 19 5 stars
This is the final book in the audio version and it was a great way to wrap up the series. I loved how it played out! While their engagement was a bit short for most couples, it was longer than my own, and I appreciated that! This story kind of reminds me of how Jesus pursues his bride! Not with trickery, but with truly asking us, “do you love me?” I loved the narration on this one too! At first the speed was a bit fast for my preference, but I think it represented the character and her high strung life. It slowed in pace a bit as Seth wears Layla down to a more normal speed!

  • Deep Longing of the Soul

  • Brothers of Belle Fourche, Book 3
  • By: Kari Trumbo
  • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

Eli Oleson killed a man. Never mind that he did it to save the lives of others, it’s eaten his soul to shreds. Nothing matters. When he injures himself breaking a horse, he has little reason to recover, except for the feisty English nurse who keeps pestering him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Two hearts find love

  • By txangelreadingnook on 03-11-19

Healing comes when we let go and let love...

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

Reviewed: 03-10-19

Original review: Jul 21, 2018 ebook:
A heartfelt emotional story about healing physically and emotionally! Kari really gets to the core as these two self created outcasts find solace and love in each other! Wonderful!!

Updated review: Mar 9, 2019 audiobook:
This narration took a bit to feel comfortable. I never would have expected a make narrator for this book, but he did a great job!

It was a bit hard to distinguish changes in scenes without the visual aid of space and symbols.

I was given an audiobook copy from the author. My reviews are voluntary and my own.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sweetwater Springs Christmas

  • By: Debra Holland and Friends
  • Narrated by: Lara Asmundson
  • Length: 17 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

Come celebrate the holidays in 1895 Sweetwater Springs, Montana, as 10 western romance authors join New York Times best-selling author Debra Holland in telling 14 short stories of love and laughter, heartbreak and healing, and most of all, Christmas joy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Holiday stories you will love

  • By Madison W Fairbanks on 01-27-18

A lot of bang for you buck

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

Reviewed: 01-17-19

This was so much fun! I enjoyed the audio version I was gifted at a Facebook party.
These short stories were the perfect length for my daily drives!
I loved the interconnections to each other as well as the original characters from the multi author series! We got to visit the mini horses again, and see the spoiled kid Ben mature and become a true friend. We visit with the opera singer who’s sister lives in town. We get a front row seat to the fancy hotel that was being built in the other books!
We meet plenty of new characters as well! This is a delightful collection that truly kept a smile on my face!
Even though there was only the one narrator for this anthology, I thought Lara Asmundson did amazing and I’m now a big fan of hers!

  • Triple Creek Ranch

  • Unbroken, Book 1
  • By: Rebekah A. Morris
  • Narrated by: Donnie Sipes
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Difficulties arise at Triple Creek Ranch when Orlena, Norman Mavrich's spoiled, pampered younger sister comes to live with her brother and his wife. The move is much against Orlena's wishes, and she doesn't hesitate to let everyone know it. Time and again Mr. and Mrs. Mavrich are driven to their knees to find strength to face another day.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Ended with no ending

  • By LilibetD on 04-05-17

I really enjoyed this audiobook!

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

His wife is the most patient person I've ever heard of! His sister is the biggest spoiled brat! What a unique combination! I enjoyed this audiobook and the narrator did a great job!!

  • Letters to the Church

  • By: Francis Chan
  • Narrated by: Ramon de Ocampo
  • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,287
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,124
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,110

Millions are satisfied to sit through hour-long, weekly religious services. Millions more have left the church, brokenhearted and cynical. But God is waking up his people - people who will risk everything and sacrifice anything to become the dynamic, powerful church seen in Scripture. We Are Church calls Christ-followers, young and old, to hold fast to their biblical roots while seeking radical change. Scripture promises an exuberant and unstoppable church. That wondrous early church of acts can be our reality today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stings

  • By Raeshan Peterson on 09-16-18

Please read or listen!

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

Reviewed: 10-29-18

A very powerful book filled with encouragement for those who follow God’s commands and reprimands for those off track. This books gives a clarification on what the church is supposed to look like especially compared to the current Western churches in America! Francis offers new insight that is biblically sound yet we’ve gotten lost in our manmade rules instead of following God’s examples and regulations. He reminds us to be humble and love the difficult. Focus on small God honoring churches instead of mega churches. He opens God’s Word and sharpens our tools to lead and disciple as we ourselves grow intimately closer to God and our brethren. I highly encourage all parts of the body to read this book (or listen to the audio version as I did), act upon it and share these encouragements and reprimands humbly within the church body! Get back to the basics and envision the church that God wants and honors! Be a part of the solution, not part of the problem!
The narrator did a wonderful job and he’s got a pleasing voice, but I would have enjoyed hearing Francis directly. Maybe that’s why he didn’t, so I could focus more on the words, than the familiar yet famous Francis Chan speaking directly to me! May God Bless all the readers, listeners, and doers! All glory to God!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Atomic City Girls

  • A Novel
  • By: Janet Beard
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 231
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 210

In November 1944, 18-year-old June Walker boards an unmarked bus, destined for a city that doesn't officially exist. Oak Ridge, Tennessee has sprung up in a matter of months - a town of trailers and segregated houses, 24-hour cafeterias, and constant security checks. There, June joins hundreds of other young girls operating massive machines whose purpose is never explained. They know they are helping to win the war, but must ask no questions and reveal nothing to outsiders.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I thoroughly enjoyed this book

  • By Mollie Morrison on 03-08-18

Best narration!!

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

Reviewed: 09-26-18

This book is very good, but this is the best narration I’ve ever heard for an audiobook!! Xe did amazing in her transition from male to female to narrator!
This is a great historical tale leading up to the bombings in Japan that ended WWII.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Shadow of Faith

  • Book 7 of the Shadow Series
  • By: Barbara Goss
  • Narrated by: Leon Nixon
  • Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

Zoe and Alf make each other promises before parting for separate colleges. Can they keep those promises? Zoe is forced into a world she doesn’t understand, and a college far from home and her beloved family. Alf meets Sarah at school, but is forced to honor his promise to Zoe and keeps Sarah at bay, even though he’s attracted to her. Lucas Wright, the perfect gentleman, paves the way for Zoe at college, and while she feels something for Lucas, she holds the space in her heart for Alf.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shadows of Color

  • By Betababe on 12-10-18

I loved it

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

Reviewed: 09-14-18

Loved it!
I’m glad that Barbara took the subject of, Interracial marriage and the treatment of “colored” people, on! She sheds some powerful light on the topic! My favorite quote from this book: “...Skin color is just like the color of someone’s eyes to me.” Sarah said. “Brown or blue, the person is the same.”
I enjoyed the narration as well. He added a lot to the story even if he sounded a bit too modern at times.

  • Wanted: Horse Breeder

  • Silverpines, Book 2
  • By: Barbara Goss
  • Narrated by: Courtney Holly
  • Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 21

A silver-mine cave-in and lumber-camp mudslide caused a shortage of young men in town. Women were saddled with running businesses and ranches alone. Laura Bennett, owner of White Oaks ranch, sends for a mail-order husband. Max Winters lost the love of his life, Catherine, to another man, so he decides to answer Laura's ad. He travels to Silverpines and is met with a beautiful bride and her adorable daughter, but also many trials and setbacks. Will they overcome the tribulations and truly fall in love even after Catherine shows up as a widow?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A wonderful performance!

  • By Sandra Sewell White on 09-10-18

Great voice for this genre!

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

Reviewed: 09-09-18

What a fun scenario / book premise! I wish Max had a bit more self esteem, but otherwise an interesting and entertaining book!

The audiobook was great! I had a hard time distinguishing characters by voice in two short scenes. But other wise very well done.
I love this author and will be sure to look for more books by this narrator as well! Even better if they’re together again! The narrator’s voice was a wonderful pick for this genre!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Hearts of Resistance

  • By: Soraya M. Lane
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 373
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 335
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 335

When Hazel is given the chance to parachute into Nazi-occupied France, she seizes the opportunity to do more for the British war effort than file paperwork. Alongside her childhood friend, French-born Rose, she quickly rises up the ranks of the freedom fighters. For Rose, the Resistance is a link to her late husband, and a way to move forward without him. What starts out as helping downed airmen becomes a bigger cause when they meet Sophia, a German escapee and fierce critic of Hitler who is wanted by the Gestapo.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Grabbed my attention and held it

  • By perrolovr on 04-24-18

Riveting!!

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

Reviewed: 06-03-18

This was an incredible story about brave men and women who risked their lives working as part of the resistance during WWII! The narrator was outstanding and the story superbly riveting! I highly recommend this audiobook!!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Texas Weddings: Books 1-2

  • By: Janice Thompson
  • Narrated by: Misty of Echoing Praise
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

When Laura Chapman's husband of over 20 years passes away, she finds herself the sole provider for two teenagers; lonely, frightened, and determined to return to college to obtain a degree. She lands in the same history class with her daughter and finds herself offending the toughest professor on campus. Professor Andrew Dougherty, 47, has sworn off women. His heart was broken years earlier. Just when Laura feels she must drop out of school, Andrew realizes it is time for the battle to cease between them.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Unique and entertaining

  • By Cindy Nipper on 04-11-18

Unique and entertaining

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

Reviewed: 04-11-18

Texas weddings book 1
A Class of her own

I wasn’t particularly delighted with the narrator, but I liked the book and laughed out loud a couple times! Their awkwardness was especially endearing!

Book 2
A Chorus of one
I enjoyed the audiobook version of this book! The narrator kept saying Eye-talian instead of Ee-talian or Eh-talian and she didn’t differentiate between the women characters very common well, but she did and outstanding job with sound effects like a voice on the phone, in a memory or behind a closed door!
The story was quite enjoyable and unique! I wish there would have been more information about the different operas and added more lyrics to the songs because I know very little about either, but maybe I’m the only one. Overall a good experience with this new to me author and narrator. I’ll definitely check out further books by both!