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  • Marine Ever After

  • Always a Marine
  • By: Heather Long
  • Narrated by: Christine Padovan
  • Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

Marine Paul Torres is used to women who enjoy the pleasure of the moment and whom he can bed with a wink and a smile. But with so many of his friends settling down, he's turned on by the allure of finding the right partner as well. Even more so when he meets Lillianna Hansen while attending a wedding. After a passionate night, Paul wakes to find her gone and though he wants more than a one-night stand with the alluring Lily, his limited leave is up and he's forced to return to active duty.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet love story

  • By Hope T on 06-02-14

Stopped listening 5 minutes in because of narrator

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

Reviewed: 06-11-14

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

A different narrator.

Would you be willing to try another one of Christine Padovan’s performances?

Absolutely not. The way she holds out the end of each phrase was so hard to listen to I couldn't get past the first five minutes. It's one of those times I wish I had listened to the sample first.

1 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • Kiss Me If You Can

  • By: Carly Phillips
  • Narrated by: Sherri Slater
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

Sam Cooper (“Coop”) has just become the most eligible bachelor in New York City. Now that he has foiled a jewelry-store robbery and has been rewarded with the ring of his choice, single women all over the city are fawning over the crime reporter. But Coop isn’t interested in the admirers sending racy underwear his way. His attention is centered solely on Lexie Davis, the only woman in the city who claims not to be interested in his bachelor status.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Story great, narrator not so much

  • By DesignGirl28 on 08-19-10

Story great, narrator not so much

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-19-10

Absolutely loved the storyline of this book. Can't fault Carly Phillips there.

However, the narrator drove me nuts! In six year of Audible membership I have never reviewed a book (tend to buy books with lots of reviews already), however I HAD to leave a review about the narrator.

Unfortunately, Sherri Slater sounded sleepy for 80% of the book. That aside, my main issue was with how loud she spoke at times and then so super softly at other times. One moment it was super loud (when she read dialogue), and the rest I had to turn the volume up in order to hear the narration between the dialogue. She'd go from speaking loud and clear to trailing off to a whisper. I eventually just turned up the volume so I could hear the softest parts and then I'd be startled when she'd read more dialogue loudly. It was frustrating to say the least.

Also, her attempt at voices for all male characters was irritating. They all sounds snooty and irritated all the time. Just weird.

Perhaps I'm being too picky. I don't know. Long story short, if you're a Carly Phillips fan, skip the audio book and pick up the paperback.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful