Carrie Longmire lives life with a passion - whether at her job as a hospital CEO's admin, as star pitcher for the hospital's softball team, or in her latest romantic possibility, she gives 110....
Grieving over the loss of her family and feeling like her life is unraveling, Lindsey McDermott quits her job, gets a puppy, and retreats to her grandparents' home in the Texas Hill Country....
Homicide detective Mandi Murphy had seen enough bloodshed on the streets of Houston to last a lifetime. After a botched drug bust left a friend dead, she wanted out of the city....
Photojournalist Reagan Bryant has just returned from six-month stint in Afghanistan. Haunted by the tragedy that ended her last assignment, she's searching for some peace....
Lisa Drakemore excels at her job, in large part because of her ability to keep her emotions in check. But once she meets dog-walking volunteer Ashley Stiles all bets are off....
Isabel Chase is reeling. She's just been offered her dream job as a staff writer on one of the hottest shows on television. While stoked for what could be her big break, the show's stunning executive producer has her head spinning and her feelings swirling....
Every date that firefighter Sasha McCray has had in the last year has been orchestrated by matchmaker Samantha Monteiro through Perfect Match, Inc., and she still has nothing to show for it. After....
Travel the road to happiness with Jorie and Lena. Two crazy old women, meddling friends, and cattitude are just some sights you'll see along the way....
A prominent figure amongst New York City's fashion elite, Elena Vega is a successful businesswoman and single mother to an adorable three-year-old son, Lucas. Her love life, however, is lacking, as those closest to her keep pointing out....
Olivia Bennett is on the tenure track at Cornell University, the resident expert on Southern women writers. After moving to upstate New York from Atlanta, she buys an old farmhouse....
Best-selling romance author Jenna Hardy, aka Cassandra Hart, sprints through life from one appearance to the next, always on deadline, always in demand....
Noel Savino has no problems attracting women. After several failed relationships, she's more than happy to keep it casual. Sunny Chase is willing to be another notch on Noel's bedpost....
Three years after Courtney McAllister loses her partner in a car accident, she's finally trying to move forward. She's even dated half-heartedly over the past year, but no one is able....
Self-made business owner Dale McGuire has always enjoyed two things in life: women and fast cars....
At 12-years-old, Claire Barker developed a massive crush on her best friend Sarah's older sister, the handsome, butch Alex Williams....
When Courtney loses her father and returns to Tanner Peak to take control of the family store, Margaret comes face-to-face with her past....
Georgina, Princess of Wales, has always known her destiny, but she never expected duty to call so soon. When her father dies suddenly, she is called back from her Royal Navy post....
Megan Phenix - bar and grill owner in gay-friendly Eureka Springs - is labeled as "playing hard to get" and finds herself the object of much unwanted attention. If only she were seeing someone...
When a hurricane blows through town and threatens the future of Olivia Clark's animal shelter, she publicizes her desperate plea for help to the masses. Aid comes from a surprising source: Chloe Homestead, Olivia's ex-girlfriend from 13 years ago and the only girl Olivia has ever loved. Chloe, a self-made millionaire, offers to finance and manage the shelter's repairs and operations - a gesture Olivia is in no position to refuse.
Working intimately together to provide loving care to homeless animals, Olivia struggles to keep her composure in Chloe's fun and flirty presence. As Olivia's walls start to crumble, the past catches up to them. Chloe has a dark secret that she's been carrying around for 13 years.
Will Chloe's secret threaten the future of the shelter and the relationship she has worked so hard to restore?
This book delves into the selfless world of dogs, animals, puppies, animal shelters, philanthropy, and family.
This story should have been emotional powerful and moving. But all the parts that should have been emotional or dramatic were filled with whiplashing emotional and moral stances that just left me wondering what any of them were really feeling. Honestly it felt like it should have been a love story between Chloe and the brother with Olivia as the complicated emotional issue that kept them apart. Chloe even says, He made me strong and stand up for myself while your kindness and control made me weaker everyday I was with you.
The big confrontations throughout the end were also bizarrely carried out. apart from the above statement Chloe basically said that Olivia never really loved her and just transfered her pity into love. And yet her love is real? She entered that confrontation like someone trying to make a stand and cut ties not someone trying to explain a difficult and hurtful time to someone she loved and was supposedly trying to win back. At every turn it was made to be Olivia's fault, everything was her fault and everyone else was just paying for her failures.
And Melanie was a character that confused me as well she kept giving wildly differing advice and attitudes towards love, bisexuality, commitment, and herself.
So just confused and a bit frustrated at the end of this one.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
the narrator is bad along w the audio quality to much background noise. you can even hear her phone vibrate n receive email. then there are massive blank audio spaces it's not the narrator taking a pause the audio just stops for long long pauses in the middle of the story with out even an announcement of a new chapter so your left wondering what's going on n wondering if you missed something. the actual story isn't good either way to much detail in some spots n not enough in others. I'm confused about all the rakey treatment talk to seems more like an advertisement than moving the story forward. I've listened to over a 100+ audio books some horrible some great but this is the first one I haven't been able to finish I finally gave up on chapter 15. plz don't waste ur time or money
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Yes. I would definitely recommend this book, the story is a nice one. I really liked the characters and was pulling for them from the beginning. Plus the story is filled with animals that just make you smile.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Olivia. Because she has the biggest heart and really cares for the animals. She feels things deeply and is just a genuine & nice person.
Have you listened to any of Clara Nipper’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
No I haven't. I enjoyed her narration though and would listen to her again.
If you could take any character from A New Leash on Life out to dinner, who would it be and why?
Olivia. Same reasoning as above. She is genuine and has a good heart. She would be a great friend.
Any additional comments?
I really enjoyed this story and look forward to reading/listening to more books by Suzie Carr. I will also happily listen to this story again.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
the story fine and wanted to hear how ends but narrator awful. torture to finish
narration is horrible at best. I switched to reading on kindle. Not sure where Audible finds these people but I become more and more prone to read vs listening. Good story!
I felt the book took to long to get to the climax of the story. it made me skip to the last chapter just to see if it would finally resolve itself. there was long pause out of the blue that broke the mood.
I feel if the story was more to the point and or longer in the end to let the listeners have more time with the main characters after things were delta with .I think the reads would not feel cheated.
Now, I'm not saying it wasn't a great book because it was, read it for yourself. However, for me. it left me wanting to know more. maybe a book 2
the book would have been better if it wasn't for the performance of clara nipper. I will definitely avoid her in the future, she ruined Susie's book.
The narration was painful to listen too, the background noise, the hum of the audio booth and the lack of emotion in her voice.
I read the book and enjoyed it a great deal and decided to purchase the audio version.
Love Suzie's books but will never buy an audio narrated by Clara again
I feel robbed. This book was hard to get through mostly because of the narrator. I had a hard time following the storyline which was too simplistic and not enough background it got on my nerves. I would not bother with this book either paper War by listening to the narrator in the words of this book and the characters.
Ok so i had read a couple reviews but I never go off just other people's opinions i like to try out all kinds of books so I bought this book in audio I noticed some people had put that they felt like the author put to much unnecessary information example it's not an exact quote but pretty close Chloe and Olivia are looking into each other's eyes and chloe is taken her to couch and they are going past the copy machine past the desk past a stack of papers at this point they should already be on the couch haha and she does it a couple other time but overall a really enjoyed the story as for the audio part I'm really sorry but the narrator was not great i loveeeeeee audio books cause i can listen to them at work but I hate when i get all excited to by a new one and i have to fight to keep my focus on the story cause it's being read badly sometimes it gets better but not always all in all thank you for your books I already have a couple more on my KU
0 of 1 people found this review helpful
Would you try another book written by Suzie Carr or narrated by Clara Nipper?
Definitely not by the same narrator and possibly not by the same author.
Would you be willing to try another book from Suzie Carr? Why or why not?
Yes I would try one more.
What didn’t you like about Clara Nipper’s performance?
What character would you cut from A New Leash on Life?
Any additional comments?
The twist was totally obvious from very early on
I first came across this book on kindle a little while ago and loved every page if it. So I was thrilled to see this reimagining of it.
The relationship between Olivia Clark and Chloe Homestead is like poetry. Suzie's customary enjoyable, lyrical narrative is lovingly maintained in this unabridged version, which preserves the enjoyment of the original story and makes an essential addition to your library.
Buy it now!!!!