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  • Paradise Cove

  • Paradise Series, Book 1
  • By: Patrice Wilton
  • Narrated by: Cynthia Vail
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 40

Cardiac surgeon, Sean Flannigan, lost his daughter to a rare form of leukemia; he can mend broken hearts, but his is beyond repair. Kayla Holmes, along with her sisters, inherited guest cottages in the Keys after their stepfather died. Their high spirits and positive energy are a beacon of light that directs Sean's sailboat into Paradise Cove. Can Kayla's compassion find a crack in Sean's armor? Sometimes love isn't enough to heal a wounded heart.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good listen

  • By Cyn on 05-14-16

Lovely beach read

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

Reviewed: 08-15-17

Any additional comments?

This is the first in the paradise cove series. I really liked how fast paced it was and it had a great storyline. The characters and overall plot of the story was okay. I really enjoyed reading the story of the three sisters and Sean Flannigan and each of their unique backgrounds. They each brought something special to the story.

This is my first audiobook by Cynthia Vail. While I think she did a wonderful job I wouldn't recommend this book as an audiobook. There was only one narrator and I felt like it was read more as a script. I felt there wasn't a whole lot of emotion put into the story. All the characters sounded a like so it was a little confusing on who was who.

Overall, I really did like the story so I am giving it three stars and I'm currently listening to the second book "Hooked On You". So keep an eye out for my review next week of book 2 in the Paradise Cove Series.

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  • Hooked on You

  • Paradise Cove Series, Book 2
  • By: Patrice Wilton
  • Narrated by: Cynthia Vail
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

Taylor Holmes has a lot on her plate - running a family owned resort, planning a wedding for her sister, and now the added worry as she opens her dream café. Throw in a hurricane and a sexy boat captain who doesn't take no for an answer, and this book will keep you glued to your seat. Romance, passion, danger, and hot, hot nights guarantee listening pleasure.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely beach read

  • By Brie on 08-15-17

Lovely beach read

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

Reviewed: 08-15-17

Any additional comments?

Hooked on You is the second book in the Paradise Cove Series and follows Taylor and Colt this time. This was also a fast paced book, the same as book one and I really liked that.

However, I did have my doubts when I saw that the same narrator would be reading this story. I went ahead with listening to the book anyways, but I was still slightly disappointed.

Overall, I still enjoyed the storyline and the characters and can't wait to start the third book.

  • Play Right by Me

  • Paradise Cove Series, Book 3
  • By: Patrice Wilton
  • Narrated by: Rita Page
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

Brittany Holmes, heartbroken and pregnant, leaves the touring dance troupe and the glamorous life she led in Miami for home in Paradise Cove. Her mother and sisters are like a beacon at the end of the road, and their unconditional love and support is what her bruised heart craves. Ashley Jordon Chase, New York advertising exec, is in Paradise Cove to pursue his lifetime dream of being a playwright. Family circumstances thwarted his earlier writing ambitions and his lucrative career doesn't satisfy him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful romance in an idealic scene.

  • By H D on 11-01-17

Lovely beach read

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

Reviewed: 08-15-17

Any additional comments?

Play Right By Me is the third book in the Paradise Cove Series and tells the story of the youngest daughter Brittany and Chase. I'm not giving away any spoilers here but I do have to say I loved the Paradise Cove Series and Play Right By Me is amazing.

The storyline and character's were played perfectly and Rita Page did a wonderful job with the narration.

  • The Good Spy Dies Twice

  • The Bullseye Series, Book 1
  • By: Mark H. Hosack
  • Narrated by: Mark Hosack
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 55

Jake Boxer, investigative journalist and host of the conspiratorial news show Bullseye, is in serious trouble. Not only is his soundman murdered by Russian intelligence agents while reporting on a secretive New World Order, but his network cancels his show, leaving Jake humiliated and spiraling into a deep dark depression.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • mind-blowing twists and turns in this thriller

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 02-08-17

I couldn't get enough!

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

Reviewed: 05-14-17

Any additional comments?

Hosack did an amazing job on “The Good Spy Dies Twice.” I couldn’t get enough and was up late listening every night until I was finished. The plot kept thickening and getting more intense and the characters were extremely well written and felt real to me. The audio was done very well with the deep tone of Hosack’s voice which made the story even that much better. Overall, I highly recommend this book.

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  • Timekeeper

  • The Timekeeper Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Tara Sim
  • Narrated by: Gary Furlong
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106

Two o'clock was missing. In an alternate Victorian world controlled by clock towers, a damaged clock can fracture time - and a destroyed one can stop it completely. It's a truth that 17-year-old clock mechanic Danny Hart knows all too well; his father has been trapped in a Stopped town east of London for three years. Though Danny is a prodigy who can repair not only clockwork but the very fabric of time, his fixation with staging a rescue is quickly becoming a concern to his superiors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A top shelf book!

  • By DabOfDarkness on 03-26-17

Must Read

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

Reviewed: 05-13-17

Any additional comments?

This has been one of the most interesting books I’ve read in a long time. At first I couldn’t quite get into it and had a hard time understanding what was going on. Might I add this is only my second audiobook that I’ve listened too. The way Sim laid out the back ground of the clock towers was quite fascinating to read. Timekeeper also had a budding romance going on at the same time, but it didn’t happen right away like most other books. This romance between Danny and Colton grew throughout the entire book in which I enjoyed. Timekeeper is a must read!

  • A Good Kind of Trouble

  • A Trouble in Twin Rivers Novel, Book 1
  • By: Ellie Ashe
  • Narrated by: Denice Stradling
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Beacon news reporter Lindsey Fox is on the verge of breaking a huge story of political corruption that will make her career and make her famous journalist parents proud - or she could be thrown in jail and fired. It really could go either way. Her recent streak of bad luck continues when Lindsey finds herself facing a bogus contempt charge - and attorney Ben Gillespie is appointed to get her out of the slammer. They once had a bad date of epic proportions - stilted conversation, food poisoning, burglary, towed car. Then there was the incident with the pepper spray.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Good Kind of Thriller

  • By Candice on 04-07-17

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 05-13-17

Any additional comments?

This was my first audiobook and I absolutely loved it! I’ve had a couple friends that have been listening to them for the last couple years trying to get me to listen to one but I wouldn’t have it. Now I wish I would’ve listened to my friends! Denice Stradling did a wonderfully job at narrating the story and using different tones when needed. Unfortunately, she was the only narrator for the book so that was kind of a downfall on that. I was hoping to have a male for Bens part and a female for Lindsay’s part but besides that Denice did a great job distinguishing between each character. Overall, I really enjoyed this audiobook and I gave it five stars.

  • The Cavanaugh House

  • By: Elizabeth Meyette
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 219
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 193

When Jesse Graham unlocks the door to the deserted house she inherited from her Aunt Helen, she doesn't realize she's unlocking secrets that had lain dormant for years. Reeling from a broken engagement to acclaimed musician Robert Cronmiller, Jesse wants to leave the city where her name is linked to his in all the society pages. Her best friend, Maggie, aka Sister Angelina, convinces her to take a job at a private girls school in the pastoral Finger Lakes region of upstate New York.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hear this story with your ears and your heart!

  • By Barbara S. Grady on 08-12-16

Love story mixed with a little bit of mystery

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

Reviewed: 05-13-17

Any additional comments?

The Cavanaugh House is a love story mixed with a little bit of mystery and some twists and turns in the middle. The main character, Jesse just came into town after a break up to a house that she inherited from her Aunt Helen. She ends up getting thrown into a mix of danger when she unearths some clues regarding her Aunts death.
Amy did a wonderful job narrating Meyette’s story. She has such a smooth tender voice and was able to bring the characters to life.
The Cavanaugh House was well written and was always keeping me guessing on who the murderer was and man was I wrong at the end. It was a surprise!

I recommend this book to anyone who wants a quick easy listen and someone who loves mystery and a loves story.