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  • You Make Me Tremble

  • By: Karis Walsh
  • Narrated by: Brittni Pope
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 44

Animal rescue worker Iris Mallery thinks she has created a stable and secure home for herself, but when her small town is battered by an earthquake, Iris needs to rebuild not only her own life, but the lives of the displaced dogs and cats now filling her shelter.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • you make me tremble

  • By Kloee on 09-27-17

The timing of this story is perfect

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

Reviewed: 01-04-19

This is a great Northwest romance. I wish all earthquakes as described in this story , along with it’s aftermaths were not as devastating as many truly are. But this is fiction based on some real facts. Listening to the story brings out the written word well. The author did a nice job with this story and as always provided a very nice happy ending.

I truly like Brittni Pope as a narrator. She puts great emotion into her narration. Her cadence is perfect, and she describes and is able to narrate the various moods and emotions into this story and the author intended. My only distraction in the narration is when she mispronounces key word, usually a name of place or location pertinent to the book/story (Willamette). This is the second time in a month I listened to her and found her mispronunciation a place or location. It could be she is just not familiar the correct dialect of the placer or location, but it is an important piece this narrator has to figure out how to overcome. For those of us who are familiar with the location or place being mispronounced, it’s disconcerting. I hope in the future she verifies with the author how to pronounce key places or locations so it does not kill the mood in those scenes.

  • As the Crow Flies

  • By: Karen F. Williams
  • Narrated by: Brittni Pope
  • Length: 15 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

Samantha Weller, a forensic scientist turned paranormal novelist, owes her life and writing career to a crow that saved her from certain death. When she buys an old bookend that looks like her avian muse, her world begins to resemble the plots of her novels. Determined to find the mate to her bookend, Samantha and her antiquarian sidekick, Liz, go on a search leading them to the beautiful and wealthy Gwen Laraway. Samantha is instantly smitten, but the age difference has Gwen second-guessing Samantha’s interest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • kept me up for 2 days

  • By Rochelle on 12-13-18

The story is worth listening and reading too!

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

Reviewed: 01-04-19

I have read this book multiple times, an each time I reread it something new hits my brain. I say to myself, WOW how did I miss that comment, humor or point of view. The Audio Version puts all of my Ah! Ha! moments together. I always read the book/story first before listen to the audio version. The author has done a fabulous job with this romance with a large dose of paranormal mixed in. She weaves all the various plots and scenes together so well, nothing gets dropped or missed. You can tell the amount of research or personal experience the author put into this story, and the audio version just confirms that all the pieces just click well together. If you believe in any portion of the supernatural or the metaphysical world, this story is totally believable. Makes you wonder what pieces of this story the author actually experienced.

I truly like Brittni Pope as a narrator. She puts great emotion into her narration. Her cadence is perfect, and she describes and is able to narrate the various moods and emotions into this story and the author intended. My only distraction in the narration is when she mispronounces key word, usually a name of place or location pertinent to the book/story. This is the second time in a month I listened to her and found her mispronunciation a place or location. It could be she is just not familiar the correct dialect of the placer or location, but it is an important piece this narrator has to figure out how to overcome. For those of us who are familiar with the location or place being mispronounced, it’s disconcerting. I hope in the future she verifies with the author how to pronounce key places or locations so it does not kill the mood in those scenes.

  • To Have Loved & Lost

  • A New Adult Lesbian Romance
  • By: Eliza Andrews
  • Narrated by: Angela Rysk
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188

Alexis Woods knows who she is -- or at least, she thought she did. She's number 17, point guard, MVP, all-star, co-captain of the Lady Raiders NCAA Division I women's basketball team. But there's a darkness growing inside of her, a darkness that started the night her beloved died in her arms, and if she doesn't turn things around soon, the darkness just might swallow her whole.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Cathartic Joy

  • By Sarah Z. Hoyt on 06-07-17

Interesting Sport Romance, stuff story to tell!

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

Reviewed: 11-09-17

Not your traditional lesbian romance, which is not a bad thing. Usually I first read the book before I buy and listen to the audible version. This allows me to compare the reading to the listening, and whether or not I feel the narration fits the story and characters. I did not do that this time around, because I wanted a long story to listen to while I travelled. I was not disappointed in the story and I do love sport theme novels. I will recommend it to my lesbian sport friends. I am a college women's basketball fan and especially NCAA Division I schools (Go OSU Beavers, Ha!). Hard to determine the exact timeline, beside it being sometime between 2002 and 2017, the epilog I am assuming is sometime into he future.(by the way I don't see them going back to 1:1 free throws rule of the 1970's. I hated as a player and referee). I liked the story line and plan to go back to read the eBook version soon, so I can dissect it better. I plan to read the author's non-lesbian fiction too. I look forward to book 2. It would be nice to see where Alex and Gram are as a follow-up to the epilog, and see all that happened to Alex and Arnica in the 13 year lapse period in the epilog. The narrator did a real good job, I like the voice and attitude. A 13 year epilog is interesting and not sure why the large gap, but I am hoping book 2 ties that all together.

  • Under a Falling Star

  • By: Jae
  • Narrated by: Shawn Marie Bryan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 173
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164

Falling stars are supposed to be a lucky sign, but not for Austen. Her new job as a secretary in an international games company isn't off to a good start. Her first assignment - decorating the Christmas tree in the lobby - results in a trip to the ER after Dee, the company's second-in-command, gets hit by the star-shaped tree topper. Dee blames her instant attraction to Austen on her head wound, not the magic of the falling star. She's determined not to act on it.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Regret.

  • By Kelli M on 11-15-16

I loved this story, a great way to escape

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

Reviewed: 10-19-16

Would you listen to Under a Falling Star again? Why?

Yes, because I have read this book 3 times and it is a fun romance to escape into. I love reading this author's books.

What did you like best about this story?

The romance that unfolds and how they get to it, which is what this book is about. The time it takes to take charge of oneself and to have the courage to say no, which was the ending. Plus the corporate nonsense and rumors made it comical.

Which character – as performed by Shawn Marie Bryan – was your favorite?

Probably Austin and Tim. I will say I did not like the authors voice for Dee, but that is just my feelings. The narrator knows how to put emotion into place. This is not my first time listening to this narrator.

Who was the most memorable character of Under a Falling Star and why?

Dee and Austin, but Dee father and Uncle, have short but very decisive roles you can't forget. They are the basis for how Dee is portrayed prior to Austin's introduction into the book and the character and personality she falls back into at various points throughout the story.

Any additional comments?

I loved the book, and have read it at least 3 times in the past. I was looking forward to any audible from Jae. This was a great story to do as an audible book. The reader’s emotions, tempo, enthusiasm and vocal quality was great for this story. Love the various sound affects too, great job. My only criticism is I thought the narrator’s voice was too old sounding for Dee’s character. I know Dee’s role comes off as a matron type person given her story’s personality. But she sounded like she was in her 60’s and too mature for what I envisioned her voice to be. I got use to her voice after an hour. But it was not the voice I expected. I have listened to this narrator in the past and she does a great job, I just thought it was not quite the right role for her. I would still recommend the audible version, because it is a great story to tell and listen too. I read all books first before buying the audible and still recommend readers who are able to read the print version to that first where possible. I would love to see Jae Back to Oregon series done in audible.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Chasing a Brighter Blue

  • By: Gerri Hill
  • Narrated by: Nicol Zanzarella
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 312
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 289
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 291

Photojournalist Reagan Bryant has just returned from six-month stint in Afghanistan. Haunted by the tragedy that ended her last assignment, she's searching for some peace - something to end the guilt and chase the trauma away. Two weeks at the resort hotel owned by her future sister-in-law's father seems like the perfect escape.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Who say only fools fall in love? Two smart sexy woman also do as fools and future brides do!

  • By zenabuff on 06-26-16

Great romance with a twist, a fun holiday escape!

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

Reviewed: 07-13-16

The book reads great. I always read the story prior to the audible version. The audio narrator for this story was not bad. Two voices would have been better but the narrator did a real good job. The voices pretty well match the image I had of the written story. Nice job Gerri Hill another great romantic read, can't wait for the next book for me to escape the real world grind.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Royal Romance

  • By: Jenny Frame
  • Narrated by: Lesley Parkin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 362
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 335
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336

Georgina, Princess of Wales, has always known her destiny, but she never expected duty to call so soon. When her father dies suddenly, she is called back from her Royal Navy post to assume the crown. While the people acclaim their new Queen, Great Britain's first openly gay monarch, all George feels is the isolation of her station. When Bea, director of a hospice charity, must spend six months working with Queen Georgina, her charity's new patron, sparks fly and passion blooms.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome.... first half

  • By Meredith on 07-06-16

Lots of fun great fairytale

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

Reviewed: 06-29-16

I first read the book and it was a fun fairytale. What makes the audio better is the audio narrator excellent job. I would love to read and listen to a sequel or a short series. You want to know what happens to Julius, Theodore, does Cammi get her girl and what adventures will the Queens take next? Will they have an heir to the throne?

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Backcast

  • By: Ann McMan
  • Narrated by: Christine Williams
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 131

When sculptor and author Barb Davis is given an NEA grant to pair original feminist sculptures with searing first-person essays on transitions in women's lives, she organizes a two-week writing retreat with 12 of the best, brightest, and most notorious lesbian authors in the business. But in between regularly scheduled happy hours and writing sessions, the women enter a tournament bass fishing competition, receive life coaching from a wise-cracking fish named Phoebe, and uncover a subterranean world of secrets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful medley

  • By Heather Dodge on 12-12-15

Well written and told

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

Reviewed: 05-01-16

This story had both comedy and tragedy.The author was able to spin this tale out and reel it back in so all of the pieces fell together and provided the story with a very heart felt and warm closure. Well done, I highly recommend its reading. I was thoroughly touched by this book. I have read it and listened to it. It is worth to experience both platforms.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Shadows of Aggar: Amazons Unite Edition

  • The Amazons of Aggar, Book 1
  • By: Chris Anne Wolfe
  • Narrated by: J. Evans
  • Length: 20 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194

Diana n'Athena is an Amazon working for the Terran Empire on the medieval planet of Aggar. Her mission is to rescue a downed pilot/spy from Aggar's wilds. But when the Council demands she be bonded to a Shadow in order to be allowed to make the journey, things get interesting. Shadows are exceptional guides and fighters, but Elana is something more - she has the gift of the Blue Sight. As the two women race against time to prevent an all-out intergalactic war, they become erotically entangled, complicating both their lives and putting their mission in danger.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great fun to listener too

  • By mavivalip on 07-18-15

Great fun to listener too

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

Reviewed: 07-18-15

There were some sappy parts but overall a great listen and read can't wait for part 2

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Swordfish

  • By: Andrea Bramhall
  • Narrated by: Dara Rosenberg
  • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 104

Cassandra "Cassie" Finsbury has spent almost 25 years running for her life, hiding from everyone who knew her, and hoping it was enough to keep her daughter safe. When she learns that she no longer has to run, she is determined to find Daniela again and hires private investigator Bailey Davenport, a retired FBI agent, who is more than up to the task. Bailey finds nothing more irresistible than a mystery and a challenge, and in Cassie she finds both.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Romance with a Brain

  • By Ann Townsend on 04-06-15

Sequel not as good as the Original

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

Reviewed: 04-16-15

Is there anything you would change about this book?

There were portions of this book that very corny and not realistic. I think this book should have gone back to the drawing board before it was published.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Overall the book was just poor very predictable as written. I did not like the narrator for this book at all, should have used the narrator from the original book in the series. Overall the narrator killed the book for me, when I first hear the hard copy it was tolerable, but listening to it killed it for me.

Which scene was your favorite?

Had none

Did Swordfish inspire you to do anything?

N/A

Any additional comments?

I have read other books by this author and as well as listened to other books by this author and feel they were better done. I feel like the author pushed to get this sequel done and did not put enough into this book. I was disappointed. However, that does not mean I won't read or listen to other books by this author, I just can recommend this particular book.

1 of 7 people found this review helpful