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Publisher's Summary

Rafe Kincaid controls everything in his life... until he meets Julia. Julia Gilliland has always been interested in the natural world around her. She particularly enjoys studying the fossils and formations in the magnificent cave near her father’s house. The cave seems plenty safe—until the day a mysterious intruder steals the rope she uses to climb out. Rafe Kincaid is a man used to being in control—of himself, his brothers, and his family’s ranch. The last thing he expects is to find a woman trapped in the cavern on his land—or to be forced to kiss her! Rafe is more intrigued by Julia than any woman he’s ever known. But when their developing relationship threatens a reconciliation with his brothers, will Rafe have to choose between his family and this new love that could heal his troubled heart and secure his happiness?

©2011 Mary Connealy (P)2011 Oasis

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Nice Break from Depressing Listens!

I have wanted to read/listen to a Mary Coneally book for a long time. Glad to find this one on audible.com! I had just finished listening to a very dark secular novel that had elements in common with my own writing. I'd also begun listening to another secular best-selling novel with major commonalities with my own manuscripts so I want to listen. Both were pretty depressing. The Christian world view and voice of hope were notably absent. Reasons I listen/read Christian novels and write Christian historical romance. So when I got this download I jumped right in. What a nice break from the yucky feeling I had listening to a voice devoid of faith. A concern I had about this story, that pulled me out of the listen, was that I have a daughter about this age and both the H/H were so lacking in common sense imho. My hubby, when I described the scenario to him commented that so many young people are into extreme sports, etc., these days, that for them this wouldn't be an issue (not about extreme sports but what they are doing in the story with the caves and the psychopath etc.) To me, though, this story was a great wonderful antidote to having just had two bummer listens. The author's voice is uplifting and she had a unique story and interesting characters. I felt like listening to Mary's book reset my bummed out reading experience and got me back on track!

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bad narration

the narrator has spoiled the good read that this book is.buy the book and read it than listening to this narration.

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Not the right narrator.....

I would recommend you actually read the story rather than listen to it. It's a childishly written and expressed romance of the old west. Way too much repeating of individuals thoughts and feelings. It's good for a 12 year old!

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Too much detail about nothing

The thing I liked least about this was Julia's attitude. She is supposed to be a Christian but she's not kind to others. Especially those less fortunate. She is just not a nice person. So selfish and full of herself. She's the main character but more like a villain!

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Too much repetition

I didn't like the way the author repeated things multiple times. I also didn't like how the majority of the book focused on what the characters are thinking. I don't think I would recommend this book/series to anyone.

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The story was okay.

Story was okay l listen to the whole thing. I hope you enjoy this audio book more than I did.

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romantic historical

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

Not really. I did not care for the voice and it was not formatted correctly. The narrator would say Chapter 15 but it was reading on my device as chapter 23. Things like that.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Out of Control?

I liked the history about the cave.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Baby voice for females who were strong characters.

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

Beginning was exciting.

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Loved the Characters!

Would you consider the audio edition of Out of Control to be better than the print version?

Always! I've issues with my sight and reading becomes increasingly difficult.

What did you like best about this story?

All the characters meshed together to form this wonderful epic.

What does Sherri Berger bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Feeling

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

When the damsel in distress became the hero.

Any additional comments?

thank you!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful