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  • Bring Me Flowers

  • Detectives Kane and Alton, Book 2
  • By: D.K. Hood
  • Narrated by: Julia Vita
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 318
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 282
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 283

Hidden deep in the forest, schoolgirl Felicity Parker is found carefully laid out on a rock with nothing but a freshly picked bunch of flowers next to her lifeless form. Detective Jenna Alton is called in to investigate the gruesome discovery. With the body found just off a popular hiking route, Jenna believes the killer is a visitor to the town...until a second local girl is discovered.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The narration ruins this one!

  • By bele88 on 03-06-18

What’s disconcerting about audio books?

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

Reviewed: 05-14-18

One of the things I find disconcerting about audio books is the narrator.
In this particular story it took me half way through the book to enjoy the story and not be so focussed on the narrator. Having started this book straight after book 1 in the series, I was very out off by the fact that the narrator is not the same as in book 1.
The narrator in book2 had a sort of Irish lilt to her accent and was very different to book 1. It just sounded wrong.
I think that once a narrator is used for one book in a series then that person should continue through the series.
Other than that, I enjoyed the story line and the characters and will be waiting anxiously
For book 3 in the series.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Nora Roberts Land

  • Dare Valley
  • By: Ava Miles
  • Narrated by: Em Eldridge
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 828
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 739
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 740

Journalist Meredith Hale's ex-husband claimed her Nora Roberts addiction gave her unrealistic expectations about marriage, and she believed him. All dreams of happily ever after - or Nora Roberts Land, as her mother calls it - went up in smoke. But when her family asks her to temporarily help their Dare Valley, Colorado newspaper, she decides it's time to change her life and prove her ex wrong.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't Finish

  • By MABJM on 06-06-15

If you live Nora Roberts books then you will love this one.

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

Reviewed: 11-11-17

I really enjoyed this book. As I have read a lot of Nora Roberts books it was great to hear all the heroes and heroines being talked about.

  • The Stolen Girls

  • Detective Lottie Parker, Book 2
  • By: Patricia Gibney
  • Narrated by: Michele Moran
  • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 874
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 794
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 793

The young woman standing on Lottie's step was a stranger. She was clutching the hand of a young boy. "Help me," she said to Lottie. "Please help me." One Monday morning, the body of a young pregnant woman is found. The same day, a mother and her son visit the house of Detective Lottie Parker, begging for help to find a lost friend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another chilling novel

  • By Bexdvm on 07-25-17

The characters are all broken and in need of some desperate help.

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

Reviewed: 10-15-17

As much as I enjoyed reading / listening to this book , I was constantly feeling annoyed by the characters in the story. Every single one of them is broken and this just made me feel that why is nobody doing anything to sort themselves out. Nobody talks to anyone. There was a couple of months gap in the timeframe between the first book and this one where DI Lottie had time off work to sort and help herself and her kids but nothing seems to have been done. Lottie just goes off half cocked all the time. There is no planning in anything she does. I hope this is not a try reflection of the Irish police force.

  • Worth the Risk

  • St. James, Book 3
  • By: Jamie Beck
  • Narrated by: Scott Merriman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 611
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 516
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 515

When Jackson St. James decided that six weeks in Vermont's Green Mountains would help him get his life together, he didn't anticipate replacing his craving for whiskey with a craving for his alluring new landlord, Gabby. Now, instead of prioritizing his sobriety and the resolution of the lawsuit threatening his business, he's making excuses to spend time with the spunky young landscaper whose candor is more than a little addictive.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I read to the end

  • By ShariAnna - Arizona on 12-25-16

I didn't enjoy this story as much as the first 2 in this series. The story line was a bit wishy washy and a little annoying

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

Reviewed: 02-20-17

Also something else I found annoying is the pronunciation of names differing between books. I feel it is important if a narrator is different between series that this person should listen to the previous series for name pronunciation.

  • The Eagle Tree

  • A Novel
  • By: Ned Hayes
  • Narrated by: Will Ropp
  • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85

Fourteen-year-old March Wong knows everything there is to know about trees. They are his passion and his obsession, even after his recent falls - and despite the state's threat to take him away from his mother if she can't keep him from getting hurt. But the young autistic boy cannot resist the captivating pull of the Pacific Northwest's lush forests just outside his back door.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth listening! Feel all the right feelings!

  • By Inkish Kingdoms on 10-21-18

A lovely read for all tree lovers

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

Reviewed: 01-06-17

Being a tree lover I found this book quite enjoyable. It also game some good insight into young adults in the Autism spectrum. As I don't know anyone personally with Autism I found this to be very informative in their thought processes and their reasoning for doing things.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Don't You Cry

  • By: Mary Kubica
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd, Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,347
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,117
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,107

In downtown Chicago, a young woman named Esther Vaughan disappears from her apartment without a trace. A haunting letter addressed to "My Dearest" is found among her possessions, leaving her friend and roommate, Quinn Collins, to wonder where Esther is and whether or not she's the person Quinn thought she knew....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, Bad performers!

  • By Emily McCleskey on 06-03-16

Great nail biting story.

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

Reviewed: 12-08-16

Great book. Not at all how I thought the story would pan out. Fabulous narration by Kate Rudd and Kirby Heybourne

  • The Perfect Hope

  • Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,557
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,061
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,064

Ryder is the hardest Montgomery brother to figure out - with a tough-as-nails outside and possibly nothing too soft underneath. He’s surly and unsociable, but when he straps on a tool belt, no woman can resist his sexy swagger. Except, apparently, Hope Beaumont, the innkeeper of his own Inn BoonsBoro.... As the former manager of a D.C. hotel, Hope is used to excitement and glamour, but that doesn’t mean she can’t appreciate the joys of small-town living. She’s where she wants to be - except for in her love life....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect Ending!

  • By Maria on 03-14-13

So much!

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

Reviewed: 11-25-16

I don't think I've laughed or cried so much when reading a set of novels as in these 3 Inn BoonsBoro set. I've gone from shivers up the spine and goose bumps when Lizzy makes an appearance to crying then laughing all within a short span. These stories along with Nora Roberts others set around Antietam have all been glorious.

  • This Was a Man

  • The Clifton Chronicles, Book 7
  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

This Was a Man opens with a shot being fired, but who pulled the trigger, and who lives, and who dies? In Whitehall, Giles Barrington discovers the truth about his wife, Karin, from the Cabinet Secretary. Is she a spy or a pawn in a larger game? Harry Clifton sets out to write his magnum opus while his wife, Emma, completes her 10 years as Chairman of the Bristol Royal Infirmary and receives an unexpected call from Margaret Thatcher offering her a job.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This was a Man

  • By Anonymous User on 12-26-17

Magical

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

Reviewed: 11-13-16

What a fabulous ending To this great series. I've enjoyed it immensely. I do wonder though why it was that so many people were willing to be friends with the Lady Feneck when she was such a bitch to everyone.... In particular Boffy.

  • Born in Shame

  • Born in Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Fiacre Douglas
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,477
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,186
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,186

Shannon Bodine is a talented graphic artist whose life revolves around her job at a prestigious New York advertising agency. Her world is turned upside down when she learns the identity of her real father: Thomas Concannon. Respecting her late mother's wish, Shannon travels, however reluctantly, to County Clare. There, her loneliness and shame melt away in the embrace of the family she never knew existed.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, Reader not so appealing

  • By Astrid on 04-28-09

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 11-10-16

As I worked my way through this series the stories became more enjoyable. My initial discontent was with the narrator but during the 2nd book became more used to his speech. This may have been because he was narrating mostly in the male voice of Grayson Thane.

  • Born in Fire

  • Born In Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Fiacre Douglas
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,369
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,810
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,801

Maggie Concannon is a glassmaker whose exquisite works are more than mere objects of beauty: they are reflections of her own true nature. One man has seen the soul in her art, and vows to help this complex woman build a lucrative career.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Series You Should Include in Your Library

  • By Elizabeth on 08-29-14

Interesting story but poor narration.

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

Reviewed: 11-06-16

A very different story type for Nora Roberts, possibly an early style. I did enjoy the story line especially learning about blowing glass.
However, I didn't like the Narrator for this book. I found that I had to reduce the speed of the narration because of the speed with which the narrator spoke and also found all the breath intakes disrupting.