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The Royals almost get flushed!

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

Reviewed: 02-22-19

Another delightful tale with Lady Georgie our heroine. She figures it all out for the police again. 🙂

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Love it!

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

Reviewed: 02-17-19

I love the twists and turns and surprises. A wonderful story with wonderful action from the heroine.

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Really entertaining

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

Reviewed: 02-09-18

I enjoyed it immensely. This book had the perfect amount of suspense and humor mixed together. It was very much a book that I could not put down if I tried.

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Liked the storyline...very fresh!

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

Reviewed: 05-04-17

What made the experience of listening to City of Bones the most enjoyable?

I liked hearing the voices done according to how they are described and also how they originally sounded in my head from reading the book previously.

What other book might you compare City of Bones to and why?

For a sort of alternate reality book, maybe it kind of in a round about way has a few qualities that remind me of Lord of the Rings trilogy, but not really. It's definitely new an different.

Which character – as performed by Mae Whitman – was your favorite?

I think because the story is about Clary, I liked her the best. But I guess that is just obvious. I thought in a lot of ways, due to his attitude, that Jace was sort of an obnoxious character, but again, obvious. I liked Simon, he stayed very real along with Isabelle too.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I think when Clary finds out who her real dad was, it made sense, but also made me kind of sad for her too; especially when he fills in some blanks at the end of the book for her about things she still didn't know about.

Any additional comments?

Very nicely narrated by Mae Whitman. I enjoyed it very much and Cassandra Claire did a fantastic job of writing the story too.

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An Excellent End to a Beautiful Beginning...

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

Reviewed: 05-01-17

Would you consider the audio edition of A Tempting Friendship to be better than the print version?

I liked both, in fact, I read the print before listening to the audio. I enjoyed this book immensely both ways.

What other book might you compare A Tempting Friendship to and why?

Since I can't recall having read a book like this before, I can't really say off the cuff. I do know this though. This great friendship in the book gets better and better with each page you turn or listen to in this case.

Have you listened to any of Charles Lawrence’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have listened to Charles Lawrence through all of the Clover Park series, starting with The Opposite of Wild. All of these books are written by Kylie Gilmore, and they are all fantastic.
I think that this book falls in line with all of the others and that Charles Lawrence did a fantastic job narrating. He pinned down all of the characters and their voices. Very well done all the way through.

If you could rename A Tempting Friendship, what would you call it?

Friends with Benefits...lol

Really though, the title A Tempting Friendship is a perfect name for the book. I wouldn't change it at all.

Any additional comments?

I hope everyone enjoys this book as much as I did. You will laugh and cry at lots of different intervals through out the many scenes in this story. I know you will love it too. I didn't want to put it down.

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He really comes through in a Clutch!

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

Reviewed: 03-25-17

What did you love best about Clutch Player?

I liked the freshness of the backstory throughout the book on Emily's character.

What did you like best about this story?

I like the back and for denial of Emily and Jared, as they fight their feelings through the book and finally realize how much they really care for each other in the end.

Which scene was your favorite?

The proposal was so sweet and unexpected the way Jared did it. I was swooney from it.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes it was, even though I didn't get to do so.

Any additional comments?

Charles Lawrence once again did a fabulous job in the narration of this Kylie Gilmore book. My hats off to them both on this story. It was a really great read.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Being so Ambitious can be overrated.

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

Reviewed: 02-07-17

What did you love best about An Ambitious Engagement?

I loved how Luke finally won Kennedy over. Their fake engagement definitely brings to pass the ultimate ending of all endings.
I was very emotional off and on throughout the book. I enjoyed all of the laughs and the sad parts equally. Luke and Kennedy are truly suited for each other.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I don't think I can honestly say whether or not I preferred Luke or Kennedy more. I got equally irritated with them both. Though if I really think about it, I got a little more irritated by some of Kennedy's attitudes than I did of Luke. I had genuine sympathy for Luke several times. Though for both of them I say they dug themselves in deep where Bently and Candy were concerned.

Have you listened to any of Charles Lawrence’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, I have listened to him through the whole Clover Park series. He does an outstanding job on each book.

If you could rename An Ambitious Engagement, what would you call it?

I think it would be something like this...The Swallowing of One's Pride.

LOL....I wouldn't change it though.

Any additional comments?

I loved reading this book. I hope everyone else who reads it, loves it as much as I did.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Getting the wrong girl can sometimes be good.

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

Reviewed: 01-06-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I like the way the story starts out. Nico is waiting for a girl that his brother hooks him up with. When she gets there, he starts wooing her. Then he finds out that she's the wrong girl when the one that he was supposed to hook up with shows up. This earns him a slap, by both girls.

There is classic comedy in this story along the way to falling in love. The situations that happen along the way that get awkward and the bickering that ensues from expectations that aren't met by either person.

This story never leaves you bored. From beginning to end you want to find out what happens and who it happens to.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Rev Me Up?

I love the moment that Nico and Lily find out that they have matching tattoos on their backs. That whole chapter is so funny. I was really laughing hard at how they got to that point. Mostly because they didn't remember doing the things that were told to them later on.

Which character – as performed by Charles Lawrence – was your favorite?

I liked Lily's character alot. She was truly a genuine person, what you see is what you get. She didn't let money rule her or go to her head. She just wanted someone to genuinely tell her that they loved her for who she was, and not for what they wanted her to be or for her money.

If you could rename Rev Me Up, what would you call it?

I honestly can't think of anything to rename it. Nor would I want to rename this book. The title fits the theme of Nico through out the book perfectly.

Any additional comments?

If you hate being interrupted and get grumpy while reading should this happen....remember, they don't know what is going on through your earbuds so don't be too snappish at them when they do. Just hit pause. It will still be there when you get back, that's what rewind is for.

Charles Lawrence does an outstanding performance, and Kylie Gilmore went all out on this book. It really is a great read. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Vincent and Sophia, an unlikely couple.

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

Reviewed: 12-02-16

What did you love best about Not My Romeo?

What I love best about this story is how love can make a person change dramatically in an instant when possibly standing to lose someone close to their heart.

What other book might you compare Not My Romeo to and why?

There are so many books out there that parts of this story can be compared to. But this story of Vince and Sophia is in a category all its own. When you try to compare with other books, it is possible, but really because of its own unique story line twist, you come to find that you don't want to compare it to anything else. I love the individuals in this book because they all compliment each other throughout the story. And as you get into it more and more, you fall in love with each and every person that it is about. Vince and Sophia's love is truly one of a kind.

Which scene was your favorite?

My favorite part is when Vince tells Sophia for the first time that he loves her and she is surprised by his declaration.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I truly did want to just sit and listen to this book in one shot. Unfortunately because of life, I was unable to do so.

Any additional comments?

I hope you all enjoy the story of Vincent and Sophia becoming an unlikely couple as much as I did. This book truly was a treat to read and Charles Lawrence once again was outstanding in his narration performance of Not My Romeo.

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Zoe and her Lima Bean

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

Reviewed: 11-12-16

If you could sum up Restless Harmony in three words, what would they be?

Finishing up a thought with P.S. is very humorous and gives the character a cute quirkiness that will hook you from the very start.

What did you like best about this story?

I love that Gabe tries and succeeds in being the perfect match for Zoe throughout the book. He makes sure to bring to life and fulfill every item on Zoe's bucket list. It's really romantic, especially when she realizes what he has done for her after each thing has happened.

What about Charles Lawrence’s performance did you like?

I love that he is consistent with the voices of each character throughout the book while doing the narration of it. He's really easy to listen too as well as bringing the characters to life. He makes you really want to be there and interact with the characters. I know that I want to be part of the story for sure.

If you could rename Restless Harmony, what would you call it?

Mrs. Shark Lawyer and her Lima Bean...lol

Any additional comments?

If you have read any of the other books in Kylie Gilmore's series called Clover Park, then you know that you will already be hooked into the community and love this book just as much if not more than the others.
I hope you enjoy this as much as I did!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful