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  • Lethal Lies

  • By: Rebecca Zanetti
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 13 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99

Revenge. It's the only thing that will help Anya Best sleep at night. The serial killer who murdered her sister is on the loose, and Anya will stop at nothing to put him behind bars - even use herself as bait to lure him out of hiding. But she can't do this alone. Private investigator Heath Jones' job is to bring bastards to justice. This time it's personal. He knew the Copper Killer's latest victim, so when her sister asks for his help, he's all in.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story

  • By LLbell on 07-01-17

Narrator detracts from the story

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

Reviewed: 01-16-19

I enjoy Rebecca Zanetti's series, but this particular Narrator makes me want to pull my hair out - Karen White is too breathy, too dramatic, portrays the females as whiny. She has the capacity to sound relatively normal, so it makes no sense to me why she continues this pattern of inflection and tone with the dialogue between the characters. For me, this narrator detracts from the story. I now actively avoid audiobooks with her which is a darn shame.

The story is a good one, I like the Blood Brothers and Sin brothers series and agree with other reviewers that its best to read the series in order. Just no more audiobooks by Karen White for me.

  • When It's Right

  • Montana Men, Book 2
  • By: Jennifer Ryan
  • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233

Wide open sky, rolling green hills...Gillian Tucker could get used to life in the country - one far from the violence she left behind in San Francisco. Warily accepting an invitation to the Montana ranch that belongs to her grandfather, a man she's never met, Gillian hopes this is the haven she seeks. A sexy, overbearing cowboy who shines a light on her well-hidden dreams is not at all part of her plans.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not her finest book -

  • By RedSoxFan on 02-12-16

Not her finest book -

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

Reviewed: 02-12-16

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

I spent most of the time listening to this book being annoyed by the lead male character, annoyed by the inconsistencies in the story line just to keep it going and the dramatic enunciation by the narrator. I am almost done listening and will finish it simply because overall I like Jennifer Ryan as an author.

How could the performance have been better?

The narrator's emphasis on the "L" syllables and her drawn out - snooty vowels drove me crazy - I tolerated her for the other stories by Jennifer Ryan, but this will probably be the last one I listen to by this narrator.

Any additional comments?

I think this was the weakest story by J Ryan and I've read or listened to most of them, and very much enjoyed the others. I am surprised by how much I didn't like Blake, she never developed him or allowed him to be the protector the story claimed him to be. Will still read her books, Dane's story will be next, but I won't listen to anymore narrated unless another performer is chosen.

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  • The Selkie Spell

  • Seal Island Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Sophie Moss
  • Narrated by: Hollis McCarthy
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 410
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 373
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 374

American doctor Tara Moore wants to disappear. On the run from an abusive husband, she seeks shelter on a windswept Irish island and dismisses the villagers' speculation that she is descended from a selkie - a magical creature who is bewitching the island. But when a ghostly woman appears to her with a warning, Tara realizes it was more than chance that brought her to this island.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Comforting and Engaging Voice, Exciting Story

  • By American Valkyrie on 05-06-14

Really wanted to like this!

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

Reviewed: 07-09-14

Would you ever listen to anything by Sophie Moss again?

Probably not

Would you listen to another book narrated by Hollis McCarthy?

Perhaps - I didn't care for the lead male voice

Any additional comments?

I really wanted to like this book. The premise with the Selkie was a good one. However, the rest of the story was a complete knockoff of one Nora Robert's books set in Ireland. American visits, has abusive ex husband, meets bar owner, fall in love, ex shows up, etc. Ms. Moss was all over with her characters, I had to stop listening because the of inconsistencies of the characters and the choppiness of the plot. I am even having a hard time writing this review because of all the things I thought were wrong with this book.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful