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Tracy Riva

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  • Deep Space One Was on a Mission to Save Humanity.
  • By: Ray Jay Perreault
  • Narrated by: Ray Jay Perreault
  • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

 Deep Space One was sent on a one-way mission to save the people of Earth. Their mission was to find a new home for the survivors of a dying planet. They trusted each other and in the importance of their mission. What they found out en route was not expected, and the information they learned changed everything for them and the people they left behind. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting angle

  • By Tracy Riva on 12-31-18

Interesting angle

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

Reviewed: 12-31-18

i enjoyed this book and in fact wish it would have gone on longer. The story is intriguing and the narration is very good. I was able to quickly and easily lose myself in the story. An excellent listen.

  • All the Breaking Waves

  • A Novel
  • By: Kerry Lonsdale
  • Narrated by: Dara Rosenberg
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 984
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 838
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 836

After a harrowing accident tore her family apart, Molly Brennan fled from the man she loved and the tragic mistake she made. Twelve years later, Molly has created a new life for herself and her eight-year-old daughter, Cassie. The art history professor crafts jewelry as unique and weathered as the surf-tumbled sea glass she collects, while raising her daughter in a safe and loving environment - something Molly never had.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A unique premise, strong characters.

  • By CF on 04-21-17

Suspenseful but full of love.

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

Reviewed: 11-25-17

I loved this book. In spots I waited with bated breath. Awesome read. Spent every spare moment listening.

  • Everything We Keep

  • A Novel
  • By: Kerry Lonsdale
  • Narrated by: Amy Landon
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,304
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,543
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,547

Sous chef Aimee Tierney has the perfect recipe for the perfect life: marry her childhood sweetheart, raise a family, and buy out her parents' restaurant. But when her fiancé, James Donato, vanishes in a boating accident, her well-baked future is swept out to sea. Instead of walking down the aisle on their wedding day, Aimee is at James's funeral - a funeral that leaves her more unsettled than at peace.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Meh

  • By Colleen on 08-17-16

A Must Read

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

Reviewed: 11-12-17

A highly engrossing tale with excellent narration. Immediately pulls you in. Captivating. A stellar performance.

  • Better Off

  • Changing Hearts, Book 0
  • By: Yesenia Vargas
  • Narrated by: Ramona Master
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

Ariana has never had a boyfriend. After meeting Carlos at a quinceanera party, she wants one. But her parents, who grew up with the traditional ways of Mexico, simply won't allow it. Ariana is ready for the freedom that comes with having a driver's license. But she must convince her brother, Jimmy, to not say anything when she starts seeing Carlos behind their parents' back, and even then, having a boyfriend isn't what she thought it would be. Because Carlos is still hurting from his past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good girl gets a boyfriend! But is he a bad boy?

  • By Donna Wiebe on 06-15-18

Good story, but I dozed off

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

Reviewed: 08-09-17

The writer did an excellent job with this book, but the narrator's voice put me briefly to sleep. Granted it was only for a moment, but still.

  • A Father for Christmas

  • A Veteran's Christmas, Book 1
  • By: Rachelle Ayala
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
  • Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59

Single mother Kelly Kennedy can't afford lavish gifts for her four-year-old daughter, Bree. Homeless veteran Tyler Manning doesn't believe he deserves a Merry Christmas. When Bree asks Santa for a father and picks Tyler, both Tyler and Kelly vow to keep Bree from being hurt while fighting their feelings for each other. Tyler struggles with frightening flashbacks that scare Kelly. Meanwhile, Kelly's criminal past threatens her chance for happiness.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet Holiday Story

  • By Jocelyne on 03-21-18

Tender Love Story, Realistic​ Depiction of PTSD

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

Reviewed: 07-07-17

I love this book. After several hold your breath moments, it never failed to deliver. The depictions of PTSD with lucid flashbacks is very realistic and adds a very unusual flavor to the story.

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  • Broken Worlds

  • The Alorian Wars, Book 1
  • By: Drew Avera
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Sternberg
  • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

Sergeant Anki Paro, a Luthian Marine, has been anxiously awaiting the call to deploy. As her path towards war draws near, Anki begins to notice a shift in balance as her society prepares itself for imminent destruction. Questions of misplaced loyalties lead her to wonder if the world she is trying to save has any real intentions of surviving. As Brendle and Anki's worlds collide, they find themselves in an unlikely alliance to try to stop the full might of the Greshian Empire before there's nothing left to fight for.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very entertaining

  • By Mindjacked on 01-13-18

Draws you in

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

Reviewed: 07-01-17

I really enjoyed this book. The narration was excellent. Great military Sci-fi. I would have preferred alternating male and female narrators where appropriate though. The reaction between the characters is realistic. Thoroughly enjoyable.

  • Insurgent

  • Divergent, Book 2
  • By: Veronica Roth
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,467
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,987
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20,115

One choice can transform you - or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves - and herself - while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Decent but not as interesting as Divergent

  • By Lore on 03-08-14

An excellent sequel I think could stand alone,.

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

Reviewed: 05-05-15

I. loved the narration on this book. It was both similar to what I had pictured in my head and also similar to what I remember from the voice of Tris from the first movie.

The storyline is compelling and the tension is exquisitely developed. I feel that even if I hasn't read the first book, this could have stood alone rather than as a sequel as just enough details from the backstory are given. All in all it was an excellent read.

  • Forgive Me, Alex

  • By: Lane Diamond
  • Narrated by: Kevin Scollin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Tony Hooper stands in shadow across the street, one amongst many in the crowd of curiosity-hounds gathered to watch a monster's release. Seventeen years after Mitchell Norton, the devil, terrorized Algonquin, Illinois on a spree of kidnapping, torture and murder, the authorities release the butcher from psychiatric prison.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • has you clinging to the edge of your seat!

  • By Heather C. Cox on 05-12-14

Narration Adds to the Scope and Quality

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

Reviewed: 04-30-14

If you could sum up Forgive Me, Alex in three words, what would they be?

Frightening, Enthralling and Suspenseful

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

The story kept me on the edge of my seat by providing a constant flow of imagery and action that kept my mind actively engaged and me wondering exactly what was going to happen next.

Which scene was your favorite?

My favorite scene is when our hero leaves his younger brother Alex at home for just a few minutes before their dad is due home so he can go help an elderly friend. I envisioned all kinds of things happening here.

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

It really isn't that kind of book, though there were plenty of moments that left me totally creeped out as we got into the characters heads.

Any additional comments?

* I received a copy of this audiobook in return for my honest and frank review *

  • A Note of Scandal

  • By: Nicky Penttila
  • Narrated by: Michelle Ford
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 4

What's the harm in a little white lie? Especially when it could carry so much good-a new life for a wounded soldier, catharsis after long years of war, and an opportunity for lady composer Olivia Delancey to finally hear her music played in public. Newspaper publisher Will Marsh refuses to compound the sins of his father's generation by taking money to print propaganda. But with the end of the wars in France and America, he needs something new to drive Londoners to grab his paper first.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An Different Kind of Storyline

  • By Tracy Riva on 07-06-13

An Different Kind of Storyline

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

Reviewed: 07-06-13

Where does A Note of Scandal rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Among all the audiobooks I have listened to A Note of Scandal ranks in my top 20. It is interesting with well rounded characters, plenty of suspense, an intriguing plot line with a lot going on that Pentilla manages to keep track of seemingly effortlessly.

What other book might you compare A Note of Scandal to and why?

A Note of Scandal is the first historical romance I have listened to on Audible - I usually listen to paranormal romances - so I really have nothing to compare it too.

Which character – as performed by Michelle Ford – was your favorite?

Oliva is undoubted my favorite character. She does not fit the mold of what a proper lady should be and that brings lots of interesting conflicts including the one that is central to the storyline.

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

What if society kept you from doing the one thing you excelled at? How far would you be willing to go in order to do that one thing?

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