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When it comes to getting what he wants, Asher Barrington is a hammer who is known for crushing his opponents. From the moment Emily walks into his office and challenges him, winning takes on a whole new meaning.

The only thing standing between Emily Harris and her goal to open a museum for the blind is an arrogant, sexy-as-hell billionaire, who thinks sleeping with her will not complicate the situation. He won't change. She won't back down. But together they sizzle.

©2015 Ruth Cardello (P)2016 Ruth Cardello

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  • Trish R.
  • JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States
  • 11-15-16

Horrible narration..

Good grief. Robin Rowan can't narrate worth a crap. When Ryan came into Asher's office I thought it was a woman with a man's name. It wasn't! It was a man that sounded exactly like a girl. And Asher's voice wasn't any better. If a narrator can't do a man's voice then she shouldn't pretend to be a narrator. Eventually the book is going to say something about Asher's deep sexy voice and that's just not going to happen. He's going to sound just like a girl. I don't know who's choosing these narrators but they do a lousy job. I can see this kind of narration happening in 2009 or 2010 or 2011 but this is 2016, almost 2017, so there's no excuse for this kind of reading. Aren't you women narrators embarrassed doing men's voices that sound just like yours? Ruth Cardello if you're the one choosing the narrators you need to choose someone who can pretend to sound like a man. This narrator ruined the book, I don't care what anyone says. At only 5% I had to quit listening. AND that's a shame.

I would like to say that the description tells us what the book is about or we can zip over to Amazon or Goodreads and look at reviews. This is AUDIBLE! What we need to review is the narrator. Does he or she suck? Why? Is he or she too nasal-y, too sweet for the kind of book he or she is reading, to gruff, too bland, too robotic, lacks emotion. Is he or she doing nothing but reading the book? Not changing his or her voice for the male and female voices? Is the narrator sounding the same whether she or he is reading a whisper spoken?
Most of us on AUDIBLE don't really care what the book is about. We want to know about the narrator!

I'll just READ the book. Never mind the horrid listening.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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worst audio recording ever.

the book would have been so much better if they had chosen a voice that matched the characters in the story. The entire time I felt like the characters were misrepresented by The Voice. What should have been strong characters seem weak and timid because of the voices.

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Why romance gets a bad rap

Full of cliches- the story meanders through one non-event after another. It's a perfect example of why people say romance novels are simplistic and take little talent to write. Then add a sing-song, breathy narrator and I couldn't wait for the end to come. Giving two stars was generous. Very generous.

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Always Mine review

If you could sum up Always Mine in three words, what would they be?

Thanks to the author Ruth Cardello for the complimentary gift. Robin Rowan does an outstanding job.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Asher. Loved the growth in his character.

Which character – as performed by Robin Rowan – was your favorite?

Asher and Sophie.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Always Weak and Pathetic

Evidently this female author believes that a woman should just fall over and spread her legs the moment a rich, handsome man snaps his arrogant fingers.

Asher was a thoroughly self-centered, greedy man-child who was genetically incapable of generosity, compassion or loyalty. His instant fascination with the naïve Emily seemed implausible, since his only goals in life were wealth and power.

Emily was supposedly sassy and intelligent, yet she had instant sex with a virtual stranger without hesitation or regard for her health. What self-respecting women has an affair with a man who is willing to ruin her personal and professional dreams.

I can't really remember the supposed happy ending, since my mind kept wandering but I don't think I missed much. Always pathetic Emily was such a disappointment!

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Good Story - Terrible Narration

Loved the story, but narrator is horrible. Want to listen to the remaining stories but dreading the narration. Please re-record with a new voice. One with inflection.

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not a favorite

it was ok. the main character started to get on my nerves bc she was way too sensitive towards the end. I like a heroine that is strong and Emily was just...(thinking of word... "sweet".

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Good story

I liked the story it was ok the narrator was great if you like billionaires and Cinderella this is a good example

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  • sonia
  • Alexandria ,Virginia, United States
  • 04-22-17

Narrator fine. My ears must be weird

I didn't hear anything wrong with the narrator.
She's not the best reader but I don't think she deserves such a roasting.
It's a simple love story with billionaires. They're all similar but all have their own nuances.
I enjoy Ruth Cardello and will continue with the series.
I was bracing myself for a horrendous reader, I was pleasantly surprised!

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Great book!

What made the experience of listening to Always Mine the most enjoyable?

Great listen, very entertaining. Ruth Cardello is so good and hit the spot every time.

What did you like best about this story?

Never boring or predictable.

Which scene was your favorite?

No particular one.

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

All ove it.