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Trish R.

JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States
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  • Separated from My Love

  • Linked Across Time, Book 7
  • By: Dawn Brower
  • Narrated by: Duchess DeFoix
  • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

The love of Trenton Quinn's life disappeared suddenly. He tried to move on with his life but couldn't forget about her. When evidence arises suggesting she fell through a time hole he decides to figure out how to follow her to the past and bring her home.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Book 7

  • By JEYCEE on 12-31-17

Okay read and pretty good listen..

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

Reviewed: 01-20-19



OMG! I thought I disliked Regina, from Seduction of My Rake, but I cannot stand Eve in this story. I just wanted Trenton to turn around and walk out on her. She’s such an jerk. He’s been trying to find her for over a year and finally found a way to travel back to the time period she’s in and she just kept letting her mouth out-distance her brain and was mean as heck to Trent. Two books and the author made two heroines act like spoiled brats. Now, I’ll just be glad when this is over, I’m tired of reading about Eve and her hatefulness. And what’s even stupider is the fact that Eve knows she’s being a brat but she’s still ticked off that Trent didn’t find her sooner? What? I can’t believe how much I was looking forward to this book.

The worst was when Serenity told Eve she had to go back or Eve’s sister was going to die and Eve said she’d think about it and let her know in the morning. Really? She was just TSTL!!

There was explicit sex in this story and the F-bomb was used 7 times.

As to the narrator: Again Duchess DeFoix was a good reader but she was too dramatic in her reading. BUT I did like that her men sounded like men and not like girls.

  • Spellbound by My Charmer

  • Linked Across Time, Book 5
  • By: Dawn Brower
  • Narrated by: Sierra Kline
  • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

Zane Rossington doesn't believe in love and lives his life the way he pleases. All of it changes when he finds a mysterious woman roaming around his conservatory at his annual regency themed charity masquerade ball. Lady Callista Lyon, the Countess of Marin, had one desire - revenge. In the act of finally achieving her goal, she is swept over a terrace and somehow finds herself in the conservatory at Seabrook Manor. Uncertain if she succeeded in her revenge, but determined to finally move on, she does her best to adapt to her new life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Romance with a time travel twist

  • By Catrina P on 08-04-17

Great read and listen..

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

Reviewed: 01-17-19



Another time travel story about Zane and Callista. This time she came forward, which is always a lot of fun, when first seeing how women dress in the 21st century, the transportation, phones, electricity, and so on.

This one was totally different inasmuch as Zane knew that Trenton was going to go back in time to find Eve, who had also fallen back in time, too. I’m looking forward to Trenton and Eve’s story.

There was explicit sex in this story and the F-bomb was used 1 time.

As to the narration: Sierra Kline was a little over-dramatic at times and she didn’t laugh when the book called for it BUT her men sounded like men so I can overlook everything else. There's NOTHING worse than a tall-handsome-deep talking-hero that sounds exactly like a girl.

  • Seduction of My Rake

  • Linked Across Time, Book 3
  • By: Dawn Brower
  • Narrated by: Carolyn Morris
  • Length: 4 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

What's a man to do when he's attracted to a woman he can't have? Bradford Kendall, the Duke of Weston, is in that very predicament when his brother's ex-wife shows up at his estate. Regina has always held an unnerving lure for him, and it's a nuisance to have to deal with it, and her. Regina Dewitt wants to find out what happened to her sister. The best place to start her search is where she disappeared - Weston Manor. It's been a year, and clues will be scarce, but she's determined. She didn't count on how tempting the estate's resident duke would be...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very emotional read with misunderstandings

  • By Cyn on 03-05-17

Terrible heroine and terrible narrator..

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

Reviewed: 01-14-19

Okay, I didn’t like Regina at all, at any time. She was such a smart-ass, so arrogant, so it’s-all-about-me, so hateful. After she and Trenton got their marriage annulled she told herself it was time to grow up and be a better person. Well, she didn’t. She was as big a jerk as ever. Bradford should have dumped her ass. I didn’t enjoy this story at all. If it hadn’t been a novella I would have quit reading.

There was very explicit sex in this story and the F-bomb was used 9 times.

As to the narration: Another narrator that had way too many 5 star reviews. Carolyn Morris cannot do a masculine voice at all. She reminds me of Alison Larkin. Both voices are grating.

  • Searching for My Rogue

  • Linked Across Time, Book 2
  • By: Dawn Brower
  • Narrated by: Stevie Zimmerman
  • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

Alys Dewitt's sister is getting married. Luckily for her she gets to be the maid of honor in a Regency themed wedding at an actual ducal estate in England. While attending the wedding, she falls through a time hole and wakes up in 1815. Everything is strange, wondrous, not at all as she expected it to be.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Linked Across Time Book Two

  • By Karin Anderson on 12-15-16

Great book and awesome narration..

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

Reviewed: 01-13-19




This was a cute time travel story, mostly because Stevie Zimmerman narrated it. I plan on listening to the next one because Carolyn Morris is narrating that one but I’m passing on Surrendering to My Spy because in the sample you could hear 2 men talk and they sounded just like women. WTH? That was narrated in 2017 and the narrator, Donna Vaughan, couldn’t even try to sound manly? Do women readers REALLY want to hear men who sound like women that they would give a terrible narrator 5 stars because she does the women’s voices so well? Go figure!

Anyway, this was about Alys, from 2015, who fell through time to 1815 where she was rescued by James, the Duke Of Weston. It was a sweet love story that I enjoyed immensely. Alys was a doctor and when James was shot she took the bullet out and when James awoke and asked to see HIS doctor Alys informed James that that man would never be back. LOL, Alys held a letter opener to the doctors throat when he would have put a leech on her when she was first found. I found that quite understandable, that she would kill him for such a thing. Ewww.

Of course, since this was a novella, it was kind of insta-love but it happened over a week rather than 2 days, so there’s that.

There was no sex in this story but there was some great sexual tension between Alys and James. Anyone can write a sex scene but it’s a good author that can leave the sex out and write sexual tension.

And the F-bomb was used 2 times by Alys.

As to the narration: Stevie Zimmerman is wonderful. She reads with great emotions and her men sound like men.

  • Somewhere the Bells Ring

  • Somewhere in Time, Book 3
  • By: Beth Trissel
  • Narrated by: Tom Jordan
  • Length: 2 hrs and 32 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

Caught with pot in her dorm room, Bailey Randolph is exiled to a relative's ancestral home in Virginia to straighten herself out. Banishment to Maple Hill is dismal, until a ghost appears requesting her help. Bailey is frightened but intrigued. Then her girlhood crush, Eric Burke, arrives and suddenly Maple Hill isn't so bad. To Eric, wounded in Vietnam, his military career shattered, this homecoming feels no less like exile. But when he finds Bailey at Maple Hill, her fairy-like beauty gives him reason to hope - until she tells him about the ghost haunting the house.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well done!

  • By Jezebel on 09-27-17

Okay read and listen..

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

Reviewed: 01-12-19



Oh, wow! I’d forgotten just how stupid hippies sounded until I read this novella, “I’m cool,” “you’re cool,” “we’re just rapping here” “you’re one choice chick,” jeez how silly does that sound now? Tucker was bad enough but when Bailey started talking that way I almost quit reading. And the feelings about the Viet Nam War by the hippies was so crazy. And having Eric just coming back from Viet Nam wounded made it even worse, especially since Tucker was asking Bailey, who he’d just met, if she wanted to go on the road with him and his band. Yeah, I really didn’t like the 60’s because of the attitude of some Americans so I’d have to make sure any more books by this author aren’t about that time period before I read it.

This was a sweet story, without the hippie references, about a ghost that only Bailey could see in one of the rooms who was waiting to die but couldn’t move on until the present his wife was going to give him for Christmas, when he came home from World War One, was found because she hid it and then died before his return.

Definitely a G-Rated story.

As to the narration: Tom Jordan did a good job. He could have done a better job with the women’s voices but he has a nice reading voice. AND I’d rather hear a deep woman’s voice than a man who sounds just like a girl.

  • The Secret of Mirror House

  • By: Jennifer Blake
  • Narrated by: Kathleen MacInerny
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19

After Amelia Harveston loses her mother under tragic circumstances, she fears she will be forced into poverty and the position of a desperate woman. Luckily, some distant relatives step forward and invite her to live with them at the plantation home building.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting and Spooky!

  • By Erika on 08-10-17

Really?

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

Reviewed: 01-12-19

At 3% two men have spoken and they both sounded like women. Even if this is a free read and free listen I can't stand men who sound like women. The ratings and reviews had to have come from friends and family because Kathleen MacInerny is a terribly narrator. No wonder she quit after narrating this one book, or changed her name for her next narration.

  • Shattered Magic

  • By: Rebecca York
  • Narrated by: Sofia London
  • Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28

Desperate to escape an arranged marriage to an evil magician, Rowan flees her village - and runs right into the path of a handsome stranger. When Grant comes to her aid, she takes comfort in his arms...and sees a solution to her problem. Her betrothal will be called off if she loses her virginity - and her virile protector is the perfect man to do the honor. Determined to seduce him, Rowan traps them together in a cave, where she and Grant soon give in to their undeniable desires.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Decent read and excellent listen..

  • By Trish R. on 01-12-19

Decent read and excellent listen..

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

Reviewed: 01-12-19



Another story that could have been better if the author wasn’t more concerned with sex than the story. Pages and pages of sex, TWICE, in this 79 page novella is just cray-cray. This is from 2012 and only has 7 reviews on Amazon and 42 ratings on Goodreads. That should tell you something. Give the readers a story instead of so much sex in novellas.

BUT, overall, it was a good short read, what there was of it. Could have been better, though. I did like Prince Grantland and Rowan but the ending was but very abrupt. I won’t be reading anything else by this author. Her concentration is based on sex and not the story-line.

The F-bomb was used 1 time.

As to the narration: I can’t place the voice of Sofia London but I know she’s someone other than that name and I love her reading voice AND I loved her in this one too. Her voices are wonderful and she reads with great emotions. She laughed, cried, whispered, whatever the story called for, and the men sounded like men. What more could you ask for. (I’ll figure out who she is eventually. Unless all of you audible listeners would like to help me out.) YAY! My daughter took about 3 seconds to tell me it’s Susan Duerden. She’s such a good daughter.

I got this from the audible Romance Package for free and the book from Amazon for $1.99. I’m not sure it was worth that.

  • Silent Warrior

  • The Dragon Kings, Book 0.5
  • By: Lindsey Piper
  • Narrated by: Robin Dane
  • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9

A silent woman ashamed of her criminal background becomes a Cage warrior to seek redemption. An unrepentant fortune hunter will do anything to escape his mounting debts. Although rivals on the streets of Hong Kong, they find common ground when seeking their clan's stolen idol, but for vastly different reasons. Neither one suspects that love will begin when he becomes the first man in five years to hear her speak.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Bad story and good narration..

  • By Trish R. on 01-12-19

Bad story and good narration..

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

Reviewed: 01-12-19



Wow! It’s hard to consider not finishing a novella when it only has 80 pages, but really, I did think about it. It was just so stupid how many of those pages that were just filled with sex, sex and more sex AND they were both stinky and filthy from their cage fight.

It had great possibilities but the author had sex on her mind and no plot so I won’t be reading this author again. I need something more than sex when I read. So, at 45% I did quit listening.

This was supposed to be about dragons but I never saw any evidence of one. Hark had to cage fight to pay back some debts and she fought… well, I don’t know why she fought.

The story was simply stupid.

As I said it was nothing but sex and the F-bomb was used 43 times in this 80 page novella.

As to the narration: I almost finished listening to it just to listen to Robin Dane. He was great and I will definitely look for other books he’s narrated.

  • The Inspector Claims the Vampiress

  • A Nocturne Falls Universe Story
  • By: Larissa Emerald
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

A distant London relative to the Ellinghams, vampiress crossbreed Veronica Hadleigh hates black, loves pink, and drives a sexy car. She’s come to Nocturne Falls for a fresh start and maybe even to find Mr. Right - whom she reluctantly discovers could be human fire inspector Lance Grims. But humans and vampires are a tricky combination. When he realizes Veronica’s true nature, will he stick around or run for the Georgia hills where he was raised?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Okay story. Fabulous narration..

  • By Trish R. on 01-11-19

Okay story. Fabulous narration..

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

Reviewed: 01-11-19



So, this was simply a quick love story about a Fire Inspector who falls in love with a “half breed.” Half vampire and half Fea. However, you’d never know she was a half breed since she never did anything vampire-ish or Fea-ish, except the one time near the end of the story where she moved fast to keep Lance from getting hit by a van. That was it! Needless to say, it was very disappointing.

No sex, no swearing, no nothing. Definitely insta-love.

As to the narration: B.J. Harrison is the only thing that made the novella worthwhile.

  • A Phantom Affair

  • By: Jo Ann Ferguson
  • Narrated by: Lynne Jensen
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 5

Beautiful, wealthy, and headstrong, Ellen Dunbar falls head over heels for the dashing Lord Corey Wolfe, but a seemingly insurmountable barrier exists between them--he is a ghost.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Decent book but terrible narration..

  • By Trish R. on 01-11-19

Decent book but terrible narration..

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

Reviewed: 01-11-19



Up until 34% when I said I was going to start skimming I wasn’t thrilled with this story. However, I ended liking it a great deal. Since the hero was killed the night he and Ellen met I was a little bit dubious. But, Corey ended up being a ghost and “vowed” to find Ellen the “perfect” husband. And as time passed they fell in love and she sacrificed herself and told Corey’s cousin, Lorenzo, she’d marry him so Corey could go wherever ghosts went.

It turned out to be a good story and I admit I did cry when Corey went away after Ellen’s betrothal was announced. But not before she told him she did it for him because she loved him.

Anyway, I knew something was going to happen when Fenton, the old man that cared for the horses, showed up again and again.

There was some desire in this but no hint of sex and no swearing. Definitely Rated –G.

As to the narration: Not sure about Lynne Jensen. She really tried to make the men sound like men but every one of them sounded awful, except Corey, he sounded just fine. As for Ellen, she sounded like a squeaky teenager and Marian sounded like a grouchy old woman and Reggie, Lorenzo, and Kenneth Pratt sounded like stuffy old men. Although, Reggie and Lorenzo were very nice gentlemen. AND she read without emotions.

I got the audible through the Romance Package for free and the book from Amazon for $2.51. So, well worth it.