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Naomi Simpson

Moncks Corner, SC, US
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  • Simply Irresistible

  • By: Rachel Gibson
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 387
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 346
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 344

Georgeanne Howard leaves her fiancé at the altar when she realizes she can't marry a man old enough to be her grandfather, no matter how rich he is. Hockey superstar John Kowalsky unknowingly helps her escape, and only when it's too late does he realize that he's absconded with his boss's bride. This bad boy isn't looking to be anybody's savior but his own. Still, a long night stretches ahead of them - a night too sultry to resist temptation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Glad I got to read her first effort!

  • By Lulu on 04-07-13

Great performance...silly story

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

Reviewed: 10-25-17

I bought this because I love the reader, but....this book was for maybe a 20 year old. Silly and predictable. Beyond silly (insert eye roll)

  • Another Dawn

  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
  • Length: 16 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 351
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 304
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 303

Betrayal had ruined Banner Coleman's wedding day and on her wedding night she was a jilted bride. Now old seeds of greed and desire are harvesting a scandal - and Banner's affair with an old family friend could shatter a friendship and a family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it

  • By Miranda on 01-07-15

Yawnnnnn

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

Reviewed: 10-11-17

I’m a big Sandra Brown fan, but this one was just over the top with too many break up, get back together, break up, get back together.
I DO love the performance though.

  • Heartbreaker

  • By: Julie Garwood
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,086
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 956
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 953

In the still shadows of the confessional, a madman tauntingly reveals his plan for a murder he is going to commit, pulling Father Thomas Madden into a twisted game by disclosing his next intended victim: Tom's sister, Laurant. In a frantic race to protect her, Tom calls upon his best friend, elite FBI agent Nick Buchanan, to track the predator who is closing in on Laurant. Now, as an electrifying attraction grows between Laurant and Nick, so does the danger - and one false move will cost both of them everything that matters.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • No struggle here.

  • By Tom on 04-09-16

Bad accents

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

Reviewed: 09-29-17

I wish they would just read the book without trying to do a French or British accent

  • The Collector

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,610
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,715
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,714

From #1 New York Times-best-selling author Nora Roberts comes a novel of a woman who needs nothing, a man who sees everything, and the web of deceit, greed, and danger that brings them together - and that could tear them apart… As a professional house-sitter and freelance writer, nothing ties Lila Emerson down - not her work, not a home, and definitely not a relationship. She spends her life moving from one job to the next, sometimes crashing at a friend's Manhattan apartment.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I didn't want to like it--but couldn't stop!

  • By Janels on 05-02-14

Very predictable

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

Reviewed: 09-21-17

This was....elementary and quite predictable. It was...good In the sense of the Performance. She did a great job. I finished it, but just barely

  • Public Secrets

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Renee Raudman
  • Length: 20 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,823
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,518
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,522

Emma McAvoy may have grown up in the limelight, but some secrets are hidden in a darkness no light can reach. Now on the verge of a successful career, and having fallen in love with the man of her dreams, Emma is looking to the future. Yet it’s the past that is about to catch up with her. For Emma, her childhood had been almost like a rags-to-riches fairy tale - until the tragic night that changed her family forever. But what Emma thinks she knows about that terrible night and the man she’s about to marry is only half the truth.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Long, Dark, Depressing, Boring & Disappointing

  • By Lisa on 08-14-14

sooooooooooo lonnnnnggggggg. Seriously, bad.

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

Reviewed: 08-30-17

Would you try another book from Nora Roberts and/or Renee Raudman?

Yes

Has Public Secrets turned you off from other books in this genre?

No

Which character – as performed by Renee Raudman – was your favorite?

Emma

Do you think Public Secrets needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Definately NO

Any additional comments?

It was way too long and too tragic. That many things to happy to one person was a little over the top.

  • Come Sundown

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 17 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,817
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,839
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,799

The Bodine ranch and resort in western Montana is a family business, an idyllic spot for vacationers. A little over thirty thousand acres and home to four generations, it's kept running by Bodine Longbow with the help of a large staff, including new hire Callen Skinner. There was another member of the family once: Bodine's aunt, Alice, who ran off before Bodine was born. She never returned, and the Longbows don't talk about her much. The younger ones, who never met her, quietly presume she's dead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heart-rending story... good overcomes misogyny

  • By Sher on 06-15-17

It's about time!

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

Reviewed: 08-19-17

Finally!! A good book!!i loved it! And the person that reads this is my favorite one.

  • Complicated

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Lance Greenfield, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 18 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,068
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,633
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,631

When small-town Nebraska sheriff Hixon Drake meets Greta Dare, the connection couldn't be stronger, but the timing couldn't be worse. Dealing with the fallout of a divorce he never wanted and setting up a new home for his kids, Hix becomes that guy, that one he never wanted to be, and puts a stop to things before they can even start. Protecting his kids and himself is his only priority. Greta, on the other hand, has found the place for her and the brother she adores that's perfect for them - a sleepy little town in Nebraska.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Complicated was a pleasure to my senses!

  • By Kara Hildebrand on 05-02-17

Sooooo sloooowwwww

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

Reviewed: 08-12-17

Oh my gosh....this book....was SO slow! Sadly, it could've been a good plot, but it just never took off. The story just rambled on and on. Absolutely dreadful. The female performer was great. The man sounded like he was mad and talking through clenched teeth the whole time.

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  • Cake

  • A Love Story
  • By: J. Bengtsson
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Joe Arden
  • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,983
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,567
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,554

Jake McKallister might have been a rock star, but he was no ordinary one. Surviving an unspeakable crime as a young teen had shaped him into a guarded workaholic, and he now lived his life trying to forget. If it hadn't been for music and the redemption he found through it, he might not have survived. Career success came easily for him. Personal connections did not.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Freakin Rockin Book

  • By Alanna on 12-22-16

Super teeny bopper

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

Reviewed: 05-09-17

Really disappointed in this book. Definitely more for teeens/teens. I had to really push my way through it.