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  • Parker

  • Cowboys and Debutantes: Contemporary Series, Book 5
  • By: Vivi Holt
  • Narrated by: Dawson McBride
  • Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15

When bumbling veterinarian Jennifer Barsby’s friend Hazel falls ill, she doesn’t hesitate to take action. After quitting her job in Atlanta, she packs up her life and moves to the Cotton Tree ranch in South Georgia to take care of her sick former roommate. But when circumstances change, she wonders what she should do with the rest of her life. Handsome and brooding cowboy, Parker Williams, is just another pal - at least that’s how Jen sees him. A former Army Ranger, he’s found renewed purpose as part-owner of the ranch. But he's given up on moving on or finding love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dreams do come true

  • By Linda R on 12-15-18

This is the best one

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

Reviewed: 01-06-19

I loved this story of the series. The reader has been engaging throughout, but Parker and Jennifer's friendship turns to more as they learn to care how the other is feeling and understanding the pain they are both going through. Throughout each story, Parker was the brother that most concerned me, and Vivi Holt brings such love and caring to a man like Parker.

  • Cherished

  • Cutter's Creek Series, Book 9
  • By: Vivi Holt
  • Narrated by: Paul Curtis
  • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Camilla Brown always wanted a family of her own. But it seemed destiny had other plans. She’d begun to feel as though she'd always be in the background, helping others build their families, leaving her dreams to wilt and die. That is until the handsome Winston Frank comes courting at the church picnic. But then, Sheriff Clifford Brentwood sweeps her off her feet, literally! Both men make her pulse race. Both are determined to claim her love. Only one can win her heart. When an unexpected danger threatens her very life, Camilla will have to make a choice. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Historical Romance

  • By Layla on 01-14-19

One sided relationship

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

Reviewed: 12-28-18

I love the characters in this series and Camalia is no different. I think the sheriff had this dream of Camalia in his head. My thought on this is that how could Camalia fall for a man who is never around and only had a few encounters with. Her other beau she traveled across country with and now he is courting her. I understand her reluctance to marry Winston with his temper. Camalia had enough of that with her own father. The voices are excellent on the audiobook and as many times as Camalia gets into to trouble keeps the plot interesting.

  • Season of Love

  • Cutter's Creek Series, Book 11
  • By: Vivi Holt
  • Narrated by: Paul Curtis
  • Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13

Margaret Hutchins has been alone since her parents died of influenza in Chicago a decade earlier. When she moves to Cutter’s Creek in Montana Territory for a fresh start, as the new teacher for the little school, she discovers a cozy community where she’s welcomed and appreciated. Heath Moore had his heart broken by Charlotte Beaufort years ago, and he’s hesitant to court again. Until, that is, he runs into Margaret just before Christmas - she’s beautiful, intelligent, and compassionate. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it!

  • By Layla on 01-14-19

Inspirational

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

Reviewed: 12-28-18

This story was fun. Margaret is a do-gooder with a heart filled with love. She opens Heath's heart by taking in children the town shuffles from home to home, because they really don't want them. You'll enjoy the story and maybe you'll find a little Christmas Spirit along the way.



The perfomance on the audiobook is outstanding.

  • Pearl

  • Cowboys and Debutantes: Historical, Book 6
  • By: Vivi Holt
  • Narrated by: Meghan Kelly
  • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Pearl Stout is angry. Her parents put her on a train to the Arizona frontier to marry a man she's never met and didn't agree to marry. Pearl's intended is Hilton Pullman, a local reporter for the Tucson Gazette. He's tired of being alone - his parents died when he was young, and his older brother abandoned him after losing his own fiancée. But when that trouble-making brother, Hank, returns right before the wedding, Hilton’s carefully laid plans are thrown into question.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Sweet & Enjoyable Story & Awesome Listen🎧

  • By Bette H on 12-10-18

Okay

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

Reviewed: 12-28-18

This story is as old as time. Girl is in an arranged marriage and falls in love with his brother. In this story Hilton is clueless and falls in love with another girl. Voice work is just okay, and the women sound like high pitched men.

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  • Let It Snow

  • Beachcomber Investigations Series Novella
  • By: Stephanie Queen
  • Narrated by: Mishka Thebaud
  • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

An old friend sends a stranger to visit Dane to help wrestle him from his soul-crushing despair. His life of righting horrific wrongs has cost him a very high price, and worse, it cost someone he loved her life. But how can a stranger help when even Shana, his partner and lover, has failed? Can the stranger use a Christmas Eve snowstorm to create the ultimate test for Dane and Shana?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Intense at times

  • By Danielle Carpenter on 12-28-18

Intense at times

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

Reviewed: 12-28-18

Combine danger, bad weather and a beaten up old angel to save Dane from his despair makes for a great Christmas tale.

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  • Lord Reginald

  • Sons of the Marquess Series, Book 1
  • By: Mary Kingswood
  • Narrated by: Joanna Stephens
  • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

Lord Reginald Marford needs a wealthy heiress to support his indulgent lifestyle. Spirited Miss Robinia Chamberlain looks perfect, but when he sets out to court her, he finds that his title and family connections aren’t nearly enough to entice the lady, and he has to become a little bit creative to attract her attention. Robinia’s recently inherited large fortune brings her many suitors. But she’s not interested in any of them, and especially not Reggie, no matter how persistent he is. He may be a perfect gentleman but he isn’t nearly dashing enough for her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Poor Reginald

  • By Danielle Carpenter on 12-08-18

Poor Reginald

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

Reviewed: 12-08-18

This is the second try for Lord Reginald to find himself a bride. This time he has to find an heiress. Robinia has her heart set on a soldier, but Lord Reginald finds Robinia to be the woman for him. Robinia finds Lord Reginald to be plain, but he perfect gentleman, but she has her heart set on her dashing soldier. Her dashing soldier is desperately in debt and needs to marry right away. Robinia wants a wedding with banns and everything. The problem is she starts comparing Lord Reginald manners and gentlemanly attributes to her dashing soldier and starts to find him lacking.

  • The Daughters of Allamont Hall Collection

  • By: Mary Kingswood
  • Narrated by: Joanna Stephens
  • Length: 19 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

Amy is a shy, timid soul, browbeaten by her domineering father until she’s terrified to do or say anything without his approval. When he dies suddenly, his will leaves large dowries for his six daughters, but only if they marry in the proper order, the eldest first. Amy must now find herself a husband, and soon, so her younger sisters can marry in their turn. There are several possible suitors, but will any of them come up to scratch? And how will Amy choose without her father to guide her? Belle is the plain one of the six Allamont sisters, happy with her books.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator has perfect Regency voice

  • By Danielle Carpenter on 12-08-18

Narrator has perfect Regency voice

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

Reviewed: 12-08-18

The narrator for these stories has the perfect Regency voice, and she kept all seven sister's voice's throughout all three stories; even when she changed to the next sister in line. I loved Amy's story, even though she is a bit of a mouse and a typical debutante airhead. Mr Ambleside was perfect for her, because he wanted to do everything for her. Of all the sisters, I like Belle the best. She is sensible, mature and knows what she wants. What she doesn't expect is to fall in love with her prettiest sister beau. Belle is perfect for Mr. Burfurd, because the only sister he can hold an intelligent conversation with is Belle. I thought Connie to be very selfish, and they may have to do with Dulcie her sister. In Connie's story, Connie does a lot of growing up and maturing. Going to London opened up Connie's eyes to the way the Ton really works and nobility's machinations. The Marquess's pride and stupidity should have lost him Connie.

  • Murder for Emily's Sake

  • By: Larry Timm
  • Narrated by: Dustin Storm
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

On a moonlit night in Wichita, Kansas, a tormented father stands by the grave of his teenage daughter, Emily, and makes a chilling vow to avenge her death. Once he gets his hands on the three women he holds responsible for his daughter's death, they will regret the day they met Emily outside the abortion clinic. He will expose a dark secret. He will bury them, as he buried Emily. Bury them alive. And after their caskets are in the ground, they will die...for Emily's sake. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Edge of My Seat

  • By Danielle Carpenter on 12-08-18

Edge of My Seat

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

Reviewed: 12-08-18

This thriller kept me on the edge of my seat while driving to work. Although, this is a Christian novel, it makes sure that we know there is real evil in the world, and those who's grief can drive them to destructive means. This story lets us look through both sets of eyes, the victim's and the killer's. It also reminds us that not everyone is saveable, but through community and love, we can overcome. The narrator had a great voice and at times I got a little mesmerized by his voice. This also helped during the times I was on edge waiting for what was going to happen next.

  • The Advocate's Geocache

  • The Advocate Series, Book 7
  • By: Teresa Burrell
  • Narrated by: John Bell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

Attorney Sabre Brown is having a great time geocaching, the Internet's version of a treasure hunt. The fun ceases when she "caches" a container with an official death certificate citing "murder by poison" as the cause of death. Even more disturbing is that the date of death is 10 days in the future.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Geocaching and CPS--Right Up My Alley

  • By Kathy on 04-27-16

Interesting but not intriguing

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

Reviewed: 12-08-18

This story is kind of a let down from the others in the series. Although the narrator is getting better with the reading or maybe he is just getting comfortable with the characters. I'm not seeing the JP/Sabra relationship going anywhere, because JP is a slow meandering cowboy, going nowhere. This story seemed like a break from the usual goings on and the work that Sabre does. It seems as if Sabre is no longer able to focus on her career. The activity of Geocaching is a fun pursuit, but maybe Sabre should take up crocheting, so nobody can hack her account and send her on another murder case out of her jurisdiction.

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  • The Advocate's Felony

  • The Advocate Series, Book 6
  • By: Teresa Burrell
  • Narrated by: John Bell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 68

When Attorney Sabre Brown's phone rings at 2 a.m. she's shocked to hear from her brother, Ron, who has been in Witness Protection for the past seven years. Someone has discovered his whereabouts and is trying to kill him - and possibly Sabre as well. Sabre and her private investigator, JP, leave sunny San Diego to find her brother who has gone underground. Based on a single clue, they begin their search in the cold, wintry Pacific Northwest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly excellent mystery/suspense novel!

  • By Wayne on 03-31-16

Reader did an injustice to JP and Bob

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

Reviewed: 11-12-18

I loved the story because it is well-written, but the Reader's voices for JP and Bob were horrible. He uses no emotion when he does JP and uses an Arkansas accent instead of a slight Texas one. Bob sounds annoying and definitely not a voice for a successful lawyer. All the female ones are terrible. The only good one is Ron's. The story is intense and who Gina actually is is not revealed til the end of the book. Note: I knew at the beginning, the signs are all there.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful