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  • Just Say Yes

  • Escape to New Zealand, Book 10
  • By: Rosalind James
  • Narrated by: Emma Wilder
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 414
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 388
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 386

Kevin McNicholl may be a brutal force on the rugby field, but off the field, the star New Zealand All Black is a famously nice guy. His new tenant, though, arouses more than his protective side. She sets him on fire. Pity he's evicting her. Every woman deserves her dreams. Chloe Donaldson can't afford dreams, though, so she's given them up. Marriage, her ballet career, and now, her beautiful tower apartment with its view of the sea. Her new landlord is kicking her out, along with her three-year-old son, Zavy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just Say YES to "Just Say Yes"

  • By EstherF on 04-07-17

Not the best....

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

Reviewed: 04-14-17

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Possibly not. I have recommended Rosalind James books before and have re-read and re-listened to nearly all of them, but this one is not among my favourites.

What did you like best about this story?

I loved Kevin. I wish I had a Kevin!

What didn’t you like about Emma Wilder’s performance?

There was a weird echo sound, especially at the beginning of the narration (or maybe I just got used to it, because I didn't notice it so much later...), her voice was just too whispery and kept taking me out of the story. The child's voice was just terrible and really annoying.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Penmort Castle

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Abby Craden
  • Length: 16 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,047
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 976
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 965

Cash Fraser is planning revenge, and to get it he needs the perfect woman. So he hires her. Abigail Butler has lost nearly everything in her life and she's about to lose the home she loves. Cash meets Abby, who is posing as a paid escort, and the minute he does he knows he's willing to pay for more than Abby being his pretend girlfriend. A lot more. Abby needs the money or the last thing that links her to her dead family and husband will be gone. The deal is struck, but both Cash and Abby get more than they bargained for.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book nearly ruined by poor narration

  • By Ann on 01-25-17

Oh, those accents!

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

Reviewed: 02-05-17

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Probably no. I had enjoyed the story when I read it but it was very difficult to listen to. The accents that were not American were terrible! I couldn't work out where Jenny was even from until I was told! Her accent was some sort of bad cross between Australian, New Zealander, South African and English. The accents for everybody but our heroine kept taking me out of the story.

What didn’t you like about Abby Craden’s performance?

See above.

11 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Raid

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Dara Rosenberg
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,398
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,296
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,299

Hanna Boudreaux has lived in the small town of Willow all her life. She’s sweet, cute, and quiet. Hanna has a moment of epiphany when she realizes her crush for forever, Raiden Ulysses Miller, is never going to be hers. She sees her life as narrow and decides to do something about it. Raiden Miller is the town’s local hero. A former marine with the medal to prove his hero status, he comes home shrouded in mystery. It takes a while, but eventually Hanna catches his eye.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • best book ever

  • By tiger mom on 05-27-15

Can we please get a different narrator?

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

Reviewed: 10-03-16

Would you listen to Raid again? Why?

Yes, but only because it is one of my favourite stories from this author - I do have to leave quite a long time between listens so I don't get angry that it was ruined. It was as if the narrator hadn't read the book before recording it and was constantly expecting the story to go in a different direction, so she kept putting the stresses on the wrong words. Also, she made Raid sound as if he was in a bad mood ALL the time!

What other book might you compare Raid to and why?

Maybe the Lost and Found series by JM Madden...

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Dara Rosenberg?

Not sure - I get that this was the accent needed, but she just wasn't right for this book.

Any additional comments?

Authors, please get your narrators to actually read the book before they record!

3 of 5 people found this review helpful