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  • Eight Second Ride

  • Three Rivers Ranch Romance, Book 7
  • By: Liz Isaacson
  • Narrated by: Becky Doughty
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 21

Ethan Greene wants no part of the rodeo circuit he left six years ago. Instead, he's spent the last year reinventing himself, trying to become a man he can be proud of. But when feisty, champion barrel racer, Brynn Bowman, shows up at Three Rivers Ranch to recruit him to be the second part of a two-man roping team, Ethan finds himself saying yes - but only for one year, just to help out a friend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet & hopeful (clean not steamy)

  • By GMALR on 06-06-18

Sweet & hopeful (clean not steamy)

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

Reviewed: 06-06-18

Love, love, love the Three Rivers ranch series. Having the books come out on audiobook is even better. Enjoy reading about/listening to the interconnected events in the lives of characters you quickly begin to care about. Good people trying to do the right thing. Highly recommended if you enjoy character-driven romance without gratuitous scenes.

  • Hello Love

  • By: Karen McQuestion
  • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,114
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 955
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 957

A year after the death of his wife, Christine, Dan is barely holding on. But one thing gets him through the long, lonely nights and that is his cherished dog, Anni. When she is stolen from his front yard, Dan and his daughter, Lindsay, are devastated. Meanwhile in another part of town, Andrea Keller is recovering from the heartbreak of a messy divorce. After she rescues a defenseless dog from an abusive tenant, her life changes in ways she never could have anticipated.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Animals Inspire Love

  • By Pamela Dale Foster on 11-10-14

Sweet & Predictable but...

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

Reviewed: 03-20-18

Sweet story ruined by narrator's insipid female voice characterizations. (I'm sure he'd be great narrating tough guy westerns)

  • Love Unexpected

  • Beacons of Hope, Book 1
  • By: Jody Hedlund
  • Narrated by: Becky Doughty
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100

All Emma Chambers ever wanted was a home, but when her steamboat sinks just outside Presque Isle, she's left destitute and with no place to stay. An unlikely solution arises when the lighthouse keeper arrives in town. He's just lost his wife and is having a difficult time caring for his child. So a traveling preacher gets the idea that the keeper and Emma might be the answer to each other's dilemma.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story difficult narration

  • By PA NANA on 12-05-16

History-based, Sweet Love Story

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

Reviewed: 11-04-16

If you could sum up Love Unexpected in three words, what would they be?

Faith, Hope, Love

What did you like best about this story?

Patrick's faith and integrity. Learning a bit about the history of the great lakes' lighthouses. It's a part of the country I'm not very familiar with.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

Narrator tends to make female characters sound either insipid or like a wicked witch.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Patrick's honesty in returning after finding his son.

Any additional comments?

Couldn't understand why Emma continued to believe the gossipy old woman when she had been a target of the gossip's lies herself. Wanted to see Emma develop and grow as a character--she stayed pretty static. Emma's continued willingness to believe the worst in spite of so much evidence to the contrary was a bit annoying.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Clarissa and the Poor Relations

  • By: Alicia Cameron
  • Narrated by: Heath Miller
  • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139

In Regency England, Mrs. Thorne's School for Young Ladies is about to close due to the death of young Clarissa's mother a year ago. This leaves 18-year-old Clarissa Thorne and her three schoolmistress friends no option but to return to the bosoms of their families as despised 'poor relations' - at everyone's beck and call for all their lives. But Clarissa has just inherited Ashcroft, a large, crumbling estate, and she offers her companions an escape - to run away with her to a life of independence and adventure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun, no sex, historical romance.

  • By susie4susie on 11-01-16

Channeling Jane and Georgette

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

Reviewed: 08-15-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. Delightful, clean, witty romance in the style of Georgette Heyer and Jane Austen.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Clarissa and the Poor Relations?

Cornelia receiving her just rewards.

Which character – as performed by Heath Miller – was your favorite?

He did very well on both Grandiston and Elfoy

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The story made me smile. Finished in a single Saturday.

Any additional comments?

More like this from Alicia Cameron, please.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Kissed by a Cowboy: an Inspy Kisses novella

  • By: Lacy Williams
  • Narrated by: Em Eldridge
  • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77

Just shy of her thirtieth birthday, Haley Carston returns to Redbud Trails, Oklahoma, to care for her dying aunt. She thinks she's ready for this homecoming. She's spent years escaping her perpetual shyness and being Katie Michaels' tag-along friend, but being back in her hometown brings back a lot of old memories, especially when she is faced with the cowboy she never forgot-Katie's older brother, Maddox.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Big question left unaddressed

  • By J Edgar on 08-02-18

Missing the narration for the epilogue pages

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

Reviewed: 05-22-16

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Update the audio book to include the epilogue (please).

What other book might you compare Kissed by a Cowboy: an Inspy Kisses novella to and why?

The Porter Family series by Becky Wade might be comparable.

Have you listened to any of Em Eldridge’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

First time for this narrator

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

yes. I very much enjoy stories about honorable characters with integrity. Wish there were more (lots more).

Any additional comments?

This novella was pleasantly free from extended angst. Miscommunication was brief and overcome realistically.