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Ruby Audiobook

Ruby: The Dakotah Treasures, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Award-winning author Lauraine Snelling delivers her first installment of the Dakotah Treasures series. Ruby, a Crossings Book Club Main Selection, is the story of a young woman who must leave behind the life she has grown accustomed to in order to start a new life in the bleak Dakota Territory.

Don't miss the other titles in the Dakotah Treasures series.

©2003 Lauraine Snelling; (P)2003 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Melody 01-28-08
    Melody 01-28-08 Member Since 2017
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    "Ruby"

    The book is good, but the narrator is pretty bad. Not enough inflection in her tone and you can hear her swallowing saliva - it's disgusting! I want to hear the next book in the series, but since it is the same narrator - I think I will read it instead.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Bookish 06-30-14
    Bookish 06-30-14
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    "Unfinished"
    Would you try another book from Lauraine Snelling and/or Alexandra O'Karma?

    I usually like Lauraine Snelling's stories but this one did not keep me waiting for more.
    Alexandra O'Karma was very low keyed, melancholy, total lack of excitement in her voice. and spoke extremely slow so that I had to increase the speed on my kindle.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Lauraine Snelling? Why or why not?

    Yes I already bought several books and am hoping the rest may be more exciting.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Joy 05-03-09
    Joy 05-03-09
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    "Great Listen"

    I really enjoyed this book. The narrator has a unique voice, but I liked it. Listen to the sample before buying.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kimberley E. Fillmore Concord, CA United States 12-16-13
    Kimberley E. Fillmore Concord, CA United States 12-16-13 Member Since 2016
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    "One of my favorite books of all time!"
    Where does Ruby rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Ruby, and her sister Opal travel travel at the wish of their father to claim their inheritance. When they arrive, the "inheritance' is a brothel. This book is how Ruby and Opal transform this brothel into a hotel, and transform the town of Little Missouri (not Little Missery) into a decent place to live.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Ruby?

    When Ruby figures out (or was told) what a brothel was!


    What about Alexandra O'Karma’s performance did you like?

    Great voices, makes you feel like you are really there.


    Who was the most memorable character of Ruby and why?

    She stands up for what she believes is right, something we don't often see today!


    Any additional comments?

    Love the book, comes in a series, Pearl is really good also

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    shirlfish 02-04-10
    shirlfish 02-04-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Ruby"

    Great book, it was difficult to turn the book off. The story is beautiful.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    T. Miller 08-13-17
    T. Miller 08-13-17
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    "Listen to it in 1.25x speed "
    Any additional comments?

    I love Lauraine Snelling's books. The stories and characters are always rich. The narrator for this series is really hard to listen to. She reads slowly and sleepily - and (a huge pet peeve of mine) you can hear her swallow (which may be a complaint better suited for the producer of the book). But I found that it helps a lot if I listen to the book at a faster speed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Carol Blackstone 06-22-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Worst narrator I have ever heard"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator's voice sounds very much like she is bored with reading. Her reading of the child, Opal, grates on my nerves. I am having a very difficult time listening to it, but since I paid for this audio book, I will hear it out. I like the story and I normally love audio books, but I will not buy any more with this narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Karen 11-04-16
    Karen 11-04-16
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    "wasn't impressed by the narrator - too monotone ."

    the narrator's voice was too sinfle-simensional and monarone in my opinion. I enjoyed the story though.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Margie 10-26-16
    Margie 10-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Ruby"

    This book was a very good read. Looking forward to reading pearl. Keep bringing such good books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Melissa 10-12-16
    Melissa 10-12-16 Member Since 2008
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    "Narrated ruined book for me"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I do not like to criticize the narrators but the constant swallowing by the narrator was disgusting.I would hope the producer of this audio book would have done something about it.Her voice was odd and her voices for her characters between loud swallowing were annoying. The only reason I hung in there was I typically enjoy Lauraine Snellings books and really wanted to finish it.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Lauraine Snelling? Why or why not?

    Yes, but only if not narrated by the same person.


    How could the performance have been better?

    different narrator or better producer.


    Was Ruby worth the listening time?

    Only because I listen so much that it really was just a filler and not a book that I was completely focused on. More like back ground noise with some attention to story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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