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Bluegrass State of Mind Audiobook

Bluegrass State of Mind: Bluegrass, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

See where the USA Today best-selling Author Kathleen Brooks began!

This is the first book in Kathleen Brooks' Best-Selling Bluegrass Series.

McKenna Mason, a New York City attorney with a love of all things Prada, is on the run from a group of powerful, dangerous men. McKenna turns to a teenage crush, Will Ashton, for help in starting a new life in beautiful horse country. She finds that Will is now a handsome, successful race horse farm owner. As the old flame is ignited, complications are aplenty in the form of a nasty ex-wife, an ex-boyfriend intent on killing her, and a feisty race horse who refuses to race without a kiss. Can Will and McKenna cross the finish line together, and more importantly, alive?

©2011 Kathleen Brooks (P)2013 Kathleen Brooks

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    TT Georgia 08-26-13
    TT Georgia 08-26-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Fun Read!!!"
    Where does Bluegrass State of Mind rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Right in the middle.


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

    It was so much fun to listen to. I had to disregard the inaccuracies regarding horses, such as a horse in a sale that was sired by the winner of the Kentucky Derby the year before. With the winner of the Derby in May...the foal would not be born before this sale unless he was used at stud prior to being raced. The breeding of Naked Boot Leg and Desert Girl would make a foal that would be a minimum of 6 months behind most of the foals born that next year and that is undesireable.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Leander, TX, United States 08-20-13
    Amazon Customer Leander, TX, United States 08-20-13 Member Since 2009
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    "So glad to see this series come to audio!"
    What made the experience of listening to Bluegrass State of Mind the most enjoyable?

    I love this series! I have read all of them on Kindle and was so excited to see that they were now offered on Audible. Listening to them is just like reading them all over again! And having Eric Dove as the narrator just adds to the greatness!


    What about Eric Dove’s performance did you like?

    I love listening to Eric Dove's narrations! I was so excited to see he was reading this series!


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth Sandia, TX, United States 08-15-13
    Elizabeth Sandia, TX, United States 08-15-13 Member Since 2017
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    "Disappointing Story - Fair Narration"

    Bluegrass State of Mind is a really great title, but the story was disappointing. The reviews, for the most part were quite positive, which leaves me to question the reading experience of some of the reviewers. More often than not, the reviews are most helpful when making a decision to buy, so I was surprised by this listen.

    Do some of you remember The Wonderful World of Disney, where the narrator was needed to tell the story because their audience was comprised primarily of children? That seemed to be this author's style of writing for Bluegrass. The characters and plot could have been amazing, should have been amazing, but they weren't. I think that there was background information overload...too much explanation and background information narrated instead of the story being developed and told by the characters themselves.

    Eric Dove has a wonderful voice, and a good southern accent, although he seems to race through his narration. A great narrator lends his or her voice to the characters and brings the author's words to life for their audience. Tempo is as important as inflection.

    I would not listen to Bluegrass State of Mind again, and would not be able to recommend it as credit worthy. ;(

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Diane 07-26-13
    Diane 07-26-13
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    "Welcome to Mayberry U.S.A."

    If you are a past fan of the Andy Griffith shows, you will enjoy this. If you are looking for a more indepth listen, then you might want to punt. The narrator does a decent job and actually for me, he was the only reason I was able to complete the audiobook. But when you need a mental break then this will fit the bill. No humor, small suspense. Mostly a small town that embraces an outsider. Yeah, I may get the second book for that occasion when I need a 'fluff' diversion. But I wouldn't recommend this author or book to anyone I know.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Pam Audio-Fanatic 07-08-17
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    "5 Bluegrass State of Mind Stars"

    I read this book back in 2014, and this town has stuck with me. So I had to do a re-read to see if I liked it as much as I remembered and I have to say I liked it even more.

    McKenna is so down to earth, and I love that she is soo a city girl but she adapts to country life without a hick up.
    She had to leave the city, and is on the run as is her best friend Danielle they have seen somethings that put them in danger.

    I loved the tension and the mystery of this book, keeps you hooked.
    I am a Will fan who wouldn’t be he is just lush.

    The whole community take McKenna in, not with open arms she does have to prove herself. But once she does the whole town becomes her friend. I can’t even tell you how great it is to read a book that is just a sweet all round romance.

    I loved it and I can’t wait to continue the series <3

    I forgot how much I love Eric G. Doves narration, he does voice so well, From men & women to old ladies!! I can’t tell you how great it is. You have to listen for yourself.

    *You don't have to like my review but its 100% my opinion, and I am allowed to have it.*

    9 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    erobbins33 02-03-16
    erobbins33 02-03-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Perfect!"

    This is the perfect contemporary romance! A little bit of angst, some chilling moments, a handsome alpha male, and a strong yet feminine female lead. The voice actor has a versatile voice and did a great job with the narration. This is the first book in a series and I've already started the second one. I won this book in a Facebook contest.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Donna Thomas Memphis, TN 11-05-14
    Donna Thomas Memphis, TN 11-05-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Just Okay"

    I purchased this and the second in the series at a good price so I was not so upset. I thought it was a little unbelievable at times. Maybe this would have been better narrated by someone else. I kept thinking as I listened to it that the narrator needs to be reading a mystery novel not Romantic Suspense as this was labeled because he does have a good voice, just not for the series.

    I'm not going to get the next one in the series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 06-05-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Don't waste your money"
    What would have made Bluegrass State of Mind better?

    The story moved to quickly without enough details to go so fast, the sentence structure was very mechanical. The story line had promise but had a lot of holes and areas that needed to be worked on. The book Aldo jumped around so much it was confusing and you don't know what happened or what's going on. There were a lot of potentials where the author started something but then just left off in the middle and jumped to something else. It leave a you wondering about a lot an there is no closure at the end of the book. Don't waste your money.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Kathleen Brooks again?

    No not at the moment unless I maybe barrowed it from someone and thy have it an extraordinary review


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Eric Dove?

    The narration was fine it was te material


    What character would you cut from Bluegrass State of Mind?

    None


    Any additional comments?

    Don't buy this book, I hate saying anything bad about the book but suggestion to the author rewrite and rerelease the book when you have actually completed the book. This seems like a rough draft.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Eddie Lynn 04-01-14
    Eddie Lynn 04-01-14 Member Since 2017
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    "Kentucky or Death?"

    This is a simple book, simple story, you've heard it before don't waste a credit.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Marianne 07-31-13
    Marianne 07-31-13
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    "A Bit Generic"

    After listening to this book, I'm really surprised that this book has earned such a high rating on Amazon, Goodreads, etc... Only a week after listening to this book and I'm having a hard time recollecting much about it, as I write this review.

    No strong opinion about this book. It wasn't great and it wasn't terrible. It was just okay. Fairly generic, really. The performance was fine. I guess I was expecting more suspense, based on the synopsis. But, I still would have liked the contemporary romance if the main characters had been more developed. It was still entertaining though.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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