This title is included in Audible Escape

Ruby

The Dakotah Treasures, Book 1
Narrated by: Alexandra O'Karma
Series: Dakotah Treasures, Book 1
Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
4 out of 5 stars (183 ratings)
This title is included in Audible Escape

$12.95/month ($6.95/month for Audible and Kindle Unlimited members). First month free for new Audible Escape subscribers. Cancel anytime.

OR
In Cart
Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Buy Now for $30.07

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

When you select “Confirm Purchase”, this title will be added to your library at no cost to you.

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.
This Story Is Sweet

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

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    100
  • 4 Stars
    43
  • 3 Stars
    26
  • 2 Stars
    11
  • 1 Stars
    3

Performance

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    65
  • 4 Stars
    28
  • 3 Stars
    18
  • 2 Stars
    18
  • 1 Stars
    11

Story

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    83
  • 4 Stars
    32
  • 3 Stars
    21
  • 2 Stars
    4
  • 1 Stars
    1
Sort by:
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars

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.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

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

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars

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

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

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

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Ruby

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

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

Mediocre

The characters were bland and the story was slow and unproductive. The reader was monotone and didn’t do anything to help the story. Spare yourself the wasted hours.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Scandal to spiritual growthc

Two daughters one who is employed as a nanny ,and
her Sister, wm (Who goes to school South hervcharges
She than is summoned to ND. tob see her dyeing fstherb,who last words are take care of my treasures
What treasures,

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

Rubh

Another good book by lauraine Snelling. Very well written. The narrator's voice was pleasing also.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

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.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

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.