Texas Rain

Narrated by: Linda Stephens
Series: Whispering Mountains, Book 1
Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (203 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Readers’ Choice Award winner Jodi Thomas pens a touching, passionate tale about never giving up on love. Texas Ranger Travis McMurray prefers chasing outlaws to being cooped up in domestic life. But all that changes when he meets Rainey, a stunning beauty who steals not only his heart—but his horse. On the run from an arranged marriage, Rainey wants to start a new life inthe West—but will Travis be able to track her down before she disappears for good?

©2006 Jodi Koumalats (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC

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    2 out of 5 stars

Good Story - Bad Narration

This was a good book - probably four stars. It was entertaining and well written but the narrator was awful. She made everyone sound like they were 80 years old and had a head cold. Actually ruined the story. From now on, I'll avoid listening to anything narrated by Linda Stephens.

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Worst narration I've ever heard

What would have made Texas Rain better?

I couldn't get past the first chapter, the narration was too bad.

What didn’t you like about Linda Stephens’s performance?

This narrator sounded like she was very old and all the characters had a very shaky old lady sound. The sound of the voice was not appropriate for the story line. Endearing if you're talking to your great grandma, not so much when you're trying to listen to a book.

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Texas Rain

Jodi Thomas writes the best books. Her stories are always good. If this book had been narrated by someone more suitable it probably would have been a 5 rated. I had even requested Jodi Thomas' books be part of the selections in Audible.com, so I was delighted when they showed up. However, the narrator made all the characters sound old, especially the younger sister. I was disappointed in the audible book.

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Slow burning romance

One of the better western historical romances, really enjoyed it, will definitely download the next book in the series.

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Not as good as "The Lone Texan" IMO.

I read Sage's story first quite by accident. I was looking for a historical western with a little steam. As Goldilocks would say, "It was just right!" and I thought I had found another author just right for me. Unfortunately, I found this tale was a little flat with hardly anything more than infrequent kissing until the end. Even in the one lovemaking scene at the end I felt the figurative bedroom door was slammed in my face. I'm sure it must be hard for a writer to find the perfect amount of romance for each reader. I usually just pick publications with "Sizzling" and above but some are not rated at all.

In conclusion, I felt this writing provided only a predictable, worn plot. However, this author does a good job of developing her characters so it makes it easier to invest in their future. I plan to pick out a "sizzler" next and see if we can break the 0 for 0.

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i loved it so much

I loved it so much, I listened until it was over and neglected everything else, I was so addicted

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Couldn't put the book down.

I bought this as light entertainment but found myself intrigued with the characters and the story. The characters ranged from widows, independent women, barmaids, a dishonest and abandoned landlady, Rangers and a whole family of bad guys. This was a very enjoyable book!

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Excellent - can't wait for more!

A thoroughly enjoyable listen with good plot and character development. I searched this book out after I listened to another in the series and enjoyed it every bit as much.