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  • Blindsided

  • By: Karis Walsh
  • Narrated by: Betsy Zajko
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142

Guide dog trainer Lenae McIntyre left the high-speed world of television news writing behind, and now she helps other visually impaired people adjust to life with their canine companions. She teaches her students and their dogs to trust each other, but a past betrayal and the determination to be self-sufficient and independent keep her from trusting her heart to see love. Cara Bradley compensates for her family's shallow celebrity lifestyle by devoting her life to helping others, while keeping to the background.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Blindsided is Awesome!

  • By zenabuff on 02-01-15

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 01-18-17

Which character – as performed by Betsy Zajko – was your favorite?

Betsy's performance was never distracting or grating with any of the characters.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I didn't listen to this book in one sitting, but I looked forward to when I would get a chance to continue.

  • Flight Risk

  • By: Kim Baldwin
  • Narrated by: Hilarie Mukavitz
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 86

A typical day at a Chicago travel agency turns deadly when Blayne Keller witnesses a mafia murder. Overnight, her life is turned upside down and she is thrust into WITSEC, the Federal Witness Protection Program, against her wishes. But the mob is determined to keep her from testifying and has someone on the inside leaking information about her every move.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • So much sexual harassment, almost rapey

  • By Laura M McCormick on 01-17-17

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 01-18-17

What disappointed you about Flight Risk?

Because elite operatives series was fantastic, I think my expectations may have been to high. The sense of humour style, that was in the above mentioned series, seemed to be absent.

What didn’t you like about Hilarie Mukavitz’s performance?

Hilarie's performance had to follow the books direction. When she wasn't doing the accent her voice and cadence was good.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Jericho

  • By: Ann McMan
  • Narrated by: Christine Williams
  • Length: 21 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 439
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 419
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 416

Librarian Syd Murphy flees the carnage of a failed marriage by accepting an 18-month position in Jericho - a small town in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia. Her plans to hide out and heal her wounds fall by the wayside as she gets drawn into the daily lives of the quirky locals. She becomes fast friends with Maddie Stevenson, the enigmatic physician who has returned to the backcountry community to take over her late father's medical practice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As Good As Advertised

  • By Me & My Girls on 02-23-15

Constantly Anticlimactic

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

Reviewed: 12-10-16

Would you ever listen to anything by Ann McMan again?

No thank you

What aspect of Christine Williams’s performance would you have changed?

I found the accents distracting

Any additional comments?

I don't think I have ever wrote this before, sometimes there can be to much character development.
Witty banter is always a nice addition to any novel, but 18 hours of it is to much. The story dragged on and on without evolving. The same scenarios were done over and over with the same characters just in different locations and without resolution.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Chasing the Mirror

  • The Children of Gavrilek, Book 3
  • By: Julie Kirton Chandler
  • Narrated by: Tess Irondale
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

As Audrianna Foster lies recovering in the sumptuous manor of her nemesis, Maria, she mourns the idyllic life she has lost with her lover, Kendis. When she awakens from a drunken evening in Kendis's bed, her memories are hopelessly fragmented. What has happened, and what is real? In the dangerous web of intrigue spun by opposing groups of the Children of Gavrilek, nothing less than the fate of the world hinges on Audrianna unlocking the key to her memories. Who is her ally, and who is waiting to betray her?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Can someone tell me what happened?

  • By jaybird on 07-05-16

A Romance?

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

Reviewed: 10-06-16

Any additional comments?

I was disappointed with the 3rd instalment. I would class this book more as a mystery than a romance. Definitely not a lesbian romance. I have only listened to the 2nd and 3rd book in the series. I would consider the 2nd book to be a lesbian romance incorporated within a suspenseful sci-fi theme.