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Not what I expected

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-05-19

The overall story was good. It started off as a dark Victorian Era murder mystery, Somewhere towards the end it started to lose steam. I was overly agitated with the female protagonist, Katrina. She became annoying after a bit with her eagerness to find out what happened to her father. The ending sort of fizzled out. The actors were good. The action presented was good enough I had a visual going in my head.

Hot and sweet

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-31-19

Theodora Taylor does an excellent job as usual. Two deeply flawed people find each other and love. My only complaint is the narrator’s use of accents. I found it distracting. Otherwise the narrative was great.

Interesting history retell

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-28-19

This audiobook was filled with humor and interesting facts. It was a better audiobook than I thought. I learned new historical facts. I hope there are more editions to come out.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Good listen

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-25-19

I was not sure if I would like this story since it was a monologue. Overall it was a good story. I did enjoy how the wife did not blame herself or her husband and did not repeatedly ask the same questions. She was able to review their lives and find places where she could have been kinder or more thoughtful of her husband and his upbringing. I would definitely check out something else from this author.

I want more

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-18-19

This was not as funny as I thought, however it was still hilarious. It was not totally medieval as a lot of what was part of the script is relevant to today. I enjoyed all of the guest voice actors and the craziness of the whole situation. I felt Kate and Emily did too many roles themselves and there were times the accents or characters slipped. Overall it was an interesting script and I hope Kate and Emily do more Audible Originals.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

Quick true crime story

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-01-19

This was like listening to an podcast about a true crime. As someone from Texas and have worked in with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, this was an interesting story. It's interesting how things in the prison system have changed and how some have not. Good story on a not well known serial rapist.

Great story, narration not so much

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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-01-19

I loved the story line. The female narrator sounded as if she was rushing through the reading instead of keeping a slower pace and emphasizing certain words or phrases. I felt like she was speed reading instead of narrating a story. When the male narrator spoke it seemed like two different stories. During the intimate scenes, it was not good at all. At the end of the story, it seemed the female narrator slowed down some, however it might be due to me being used to her fast speech. I also think the reason the hero and heroine got together was summed up too quickly and nicely, which was eerie. I almost expected the epilogue to be about further retaliation. Maybe that was done on purpose. Otherwise the story line was a good one and somewhat entertaining.

I should have never waited

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-17-19

I did not read or listen to the first book in this series. I did listen to the second novel in the series and loved it! After listening to the second book I was sure I would enjoy book #3. I was right. This is funny and sweet in all the right places. I enjoyed the overall story concept. I am now going to listen to book #4 in the series. I hope there are more in this story or adjacent stories that will connect to these stories.

Meh

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-09-19

I was expecting a brief summary of Arethat Franklin without the music. However it was a brief overview of Aretha Franklin's musical career, shade she threw at others and the great effort she put forth to keep her business her business. The story was mostly references from other people's biographies and some unauthorized biographies about Aretha Franklin. I suspect if I was a die hard Aretha Franklin fan I might have taken more pleasure in this story. I am glad it was free. I do not feel I know more about Aretha Franklin than I did before I heard this audiobook.

Not as intense as previous in the series

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-25-18

I have either read or listened to the audiobook of the previous novels in this series. I was interested in learning Shayla's story since she was the only female MMA fighter among a large den of burly overprotective alpha men. Her backstory was good and gave credence to why she chose the world of MMA. However towards the end the story became convoluted with the ex-husband. First Zack goes looking for the ex-husband and that did not work out well, then the ex-husband comes looking for Shayla and Zack and something happened. Next thing I know there was an epilogue. So either I spaced out when the ex-husband came to the gym for Shayla or something else happened. Overall the story was good. Sarah Castille is a good story teller.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful