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Destiny's Embrace Audiobook

Destiny's Embrace

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Publisher's Summary

Beverly Jenkins’ historical romances have earned her a Golden Pen Award from the Black Writers’ Guild and two Career Achievement Awards from Romantic Times.

Set in 19th-century California, Destiny’s Embrace introduces listeners to ranch owner Logan Yates, who must come to terms with his true feelings for Mariah Cooper, his beautiful, headstrong housekeeper. But just as Logan decides to make Mariah his own, her former lover reenters her life. Now Logan will have to show Mariah that the passion they share has been written in the stars.

©2013 Andrew J. Fenady (P)2013 Recorded Books

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    Courtney 07-17-13
    Courtney 07-17-13 Member Since 2017
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    "Good Story. Okay narration."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would recommend this book to a friend, as I would with all BJ novels. However, I would suggest that you read the book before listening to the audio book. I think you could get the wrong impression of how great a writer Ms BJ is if you only listen to this performance.


    What didn’t you like about Shari Peele’s performance?

    I usually love Shari Peele's narrations. In fact, I was excited to see that she was narrating this story. However, this was not one of her best performances. The meter was off, and it was very slow. It felt like it was dragging. Also her voices sounded pretty similar, especially the male characters. Her accents were also off. I have heard her do a really good Spanish inflected English accent in other audio books, but in this one it was just off at times. I love her narration of modern stories, but I didn't really care for her performance of this historical romance.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    V Hunter 07-10-13
    V Hunter 07-10-13 Member Since 2012
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    "LOVE IT!!!"

    Very good story!!! I love a good love story and this is definitely a good one. A must read and you want regret it.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 06-13-17
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    "Great Book, but needs a new reader!"

    I love this story, but Kim Staunton or Thomas Penny should have read this story. This reader I feel was not good with accents and sometimes used the accents for the wrong characters. She didn't sound confident and prepared.

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    Myra 05-14-17
    Myra 05-14-17 Member Since 2016
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    "I could not turn this off."

    I laughed, I frowned, I sat on the edges of my seat. I learned new information and was totally pleased with this story. Can't wait till five into the next book.

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    D. Barbara S. 12-19-16
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    "Shari Peele, AGAIN?!?!?!"

    Here we go with this awful narrator AGAIN!!! She sounds like she has a mouth full of spit. I couldn't even get through the first chapter. She must be doing this shit for free! Damn!!!

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    Amazon Customer 08-29-16 Member Since 2010
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    "ENJOYABLE AND VERY GOOD!!"

    I guarantee you will like and enjoy this book. Shari Peele is an awesome narrator.

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    AHC 06-21-16
    AHC 06-21-16
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    "Good story, terrible narration."

    this was my first Beverly Jenkins book and I enjoyed the story's plot, flow and tone. I hated the narration, as the narrator repeatedly swallowed, made unnecessary and awkward pauses, and missed the tone of the dialogue. I've listened to books by other authors she has performed for, and had a similar experience.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Charmagne 06-02-16
    Charmagne 06-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Wonderful! I couldn't stop listening and laughing!"

    The reader was clear and although monotone a bit, she managed to keep my attention. I felt as if I was in the story itself. Very good..

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    Zakiyyah McWilliams 05-04-16
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    "Loved All of It"

    There is nothing written by Beverly Jenkins that I don't love. This was another great!

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    Tanishia Pearson-Jones Delhi, LA 03-31-16
    Tanishia Pearson-Jones Delhi, LA 03-31-16 Member Since 2015

    Reviewer for Pearson Literary Group

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    "Lovely"

    Oh what a beautiful love story. The heroine was so sassy and clever yet open to love. The hero was so confident, handsome and determined. I loved it! I'm ready for the next book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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