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  • Going Up South

  • Southern Hearts Series, Book 2
  • By: Janet W. Ferguson
  • Narrated by: Naomi Karez
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Actor Dylan Conner is furious. Not only has he been left out of his child’s life, the baby boy has been given another man’s last name. Determined to be a better father than the sorry guy who’d left him and his mother, Dylan fights to ensure a significant place in his son’s life. Unfortunately, his bad-boy reputation overshadows his good intentions. Only one woman in this small town sees beyond his Hollywood image. And he’s falling for her. Too bad she’s the custody mediator.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Clean Love Story<br /><br />

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-02-18

Entertaining and heartfelt

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

Reviewed: 03-27-18

Going Up South is another excellent narration by Naomi Karez, complementing the heartfelt story penned by Janet W. Ferguson. Complex characterisation and authentic storytelling mark this layered tale of Dylan Connors and Cassie Brooks, first introduced in Leaving Oxford. Gripping and emotional, this story captivated my attention from beginning to end as Dylan and Cassie negotiate their complicated lives with a slowly evolving attraction. Faith matters are woven into the tale in a sensitive and genuine way, without being overbearing. Karez once again narrates beautifully, both male and female characters, making the listening experience smooth and emotive. I so appreciate that Ferguson does not shy away from the cost of poor decision making and a self-focused lifestyle, while infusing the story with God's grace and forgiveness. Her characters of faith show weaknesses and unkind attitudes from time to time, lending even more authenticity to this powerful novel. Highly recommended.

  • Then Came You: A Bradford Sisters Novella

  • By: Becky Wade
  • Narrated by: Ryan Hudson, Heather Masters
  • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

A leather-bound journal. A single father. A woman in pursuit of freedom. Garner Bradford, heir to the troubled Bradford Shipping empire, doesn't know much about babies. But he's going to have to learn fast, because he's just become a single father to his newborn daughter. As he confesses through his journal entries, he's not entirely sure how to keep a newborn alive, whether or not he'll ever patch together his shattered heart, or how to forgive himself for his mistakes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • a story told through journals and letters

  • By Darcie on 07-27-18

Stellar narration!

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

Reviewed: 02-19-18

Having already read and enjoyed this epistolary novella from the talented Becky Wade, I was delighted by how much the narrators made the story come alive, like I was experiencing it for the first time. Both narrators are excellent, though Ryan Hudson voicing Garner and infusing the emotions the character wrestles with, was perfection. A beautiful story, only enhanced by the narration, is well worth listening to many times over.

  • Leaving Oxford

  • Southern Hearts Series, Volume 1
  • By: Janet W. Ferguson
  • Narrated by: Naomi Karez
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

A year after a tragic accident in Los Angeles flipped her world upside down, advertising guru Sarah Beth LeClair is still hiding away in her charming hometown of Oxford, Mississippi. And she may well be stuck there forever. Suffering from panic attacks, she prays for healing. Instead, her answer comes in the form of an arrogant football coach and an ugly puppy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Strong Christian Message in a Sweet Romance

  • By Sharon on 01-23-18

Excellent story and narration

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

Reviewed: 11-03-17

Leaving Oxford is an excellent production, both in terms of the story and the narration. Engaging and layered, the story held my interest from beginning to end and Naomi Karez's narration was smooth and easy to listen to. With plenty of emotion, romance, and depth present in this beautifully told tale, Karez provides a nuanced and believable narration for both male and female characters, which is no easy feat. I will be seeking out Janet W. Ferguson's backlist and highly anticipate future works from this narrator.

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