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#1 Carole

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Posted 27 February 2004 - 02:27 PM

Ok, new thread. For those who listen to audio books, what are you listening to now, and would you recommend it?

I'm doing Riley in the Morning by Sandra Brown right now. I know her old genre romances can be really sappy but what can I say, I like them. :blush: I think she does sappy nearly melodramatic romance very well. ;-)

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Posted 27 February 2004 - 02:59 PM

I'm listening to French Silk (Also by Sandra Brown)... Its pretty good, but it is funny listening to it because it is a woman that is doing the reading and when she reads the male characters' part she kind of chages her voice

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Posted 27 February 2004 - 03:02 PM

I'm listening to French Silk (Also by Sandra Brown)...

I posted this one but I just keep logging off when I submit an entry

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Posted 27 February 2004 - 03:23 PM

I'll have to look for that on eBay. Part of the trouble I have finding audios is that I only listen to unabridged.

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Posted 03 March 2004 - 01:12 PM

Today I started Jayne Ann Krentz's Smoke in Mirrors. Its the first one I've listened to with both a male and female reader, James Daniels and Aasne Vigesaa . Boy, does James Daniels have a VOICE. He could melt butter. Can't wait to get to the smut scenes. :lech:

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Posted 03 March 2004 - 02:56 PM

I liked Riley, the backwards sort of structure to it. Sort of like Sondheim's "Merrily We Roll Along," a show that's about twice as long as it needed to be but with a wonderful back-to-front structure that changed the meaning of every scene with the next, as you found out what happened before.

I'm listening to Tess Gerritsen's The Apprentice. It's the first one of hers I've read (or listened to.) I'm finding I really, really dislike Jane Rizzoli. She's got this woman-in-a-man's-job chip on her shoulder the size of Mt. Everest, and she's bitter and whiny. I keep thinking she's what Eve might have turned into if Roarke hadn't come into her life, although at least Eve had Feeney to humanize her a bit and Eve doesn't automatically hate all men. Maybe Rizzoli will grow on me. Anna Fields is the reader, and I like her a lot, although I'm mixing her men's voices with characters from other books I've heard her read, if that makes any sense.

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Posted 03 March 2004 - 03:50 PM

When I first got Riley, I had doubts, that it all takes place in one night. But of course, it doesn't, it happens in one night but with the flashbacks, it covers the 15 months of their marriage. The only thing I would have liked was more defined memories from Brin on what happened during the seven months of separation. We know Riley's experiences--escorting other women but not sleeping with them, missing Brin, letting the show go downhill cause he didn't care about it anymore--but what was going through Brin's mind the whole time?
But overall, I enjoyed it. Riley can spend the night at my house anytime. ;-)

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Posted 03 March 2004 - 05:05 PM

I have just finished listening to the Damascened Blade by Barbara Cleverly. It was read by Terry Wale. Sadly, I hated it. Having read the books I was very disappointed. If I hadn't read any of the books then based on me listening to the unabridged audio tapes I would certainly not have read them.

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Posted 09 March 2004 - 01:12 PM

Well, I was right--James Daniels does a heck of a reading on the smutty bits. Of course, with my luck, I hit the smutty bits yesterday walking home from the bus stop and didn't I have to run into my pastor? :blush:

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Posted 09 March 2004 - 07:17 PM

I just finished listening to Elizabeth lowell's "Die in Plain Sight." I'd rather have read it, because there were long parts I'd have skimmed. The reader was Alyssa Bresnahan, and I guess I liked her. It was more of a straight read than a performance - there were only a couple of random characters she changed her voice for, which was a little odd.

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Posted 31 March 2004 - 05:58 PM

Ok, I'm on the second tape of Dance Upon the Air, read by Sandra Burr. She's doing an OK job, hasn't irritated me yet. Her female voices, particularly Ripley and Mia, are a bit high, but her voice is higher than Erickson's so I don't expect her to hurt her throat by going too low (isn't that nice of me). And she does a good job of giving the flavor of a New England accent without making anyone too hard to understand. Though one person who is described as a college kid with a Boston upper crust-Kennedyesque accent sounds to me very much like Katherine Hepburn--and its a male character!

But overall, it's a good reading. I'm going to be on this for a while, since I've found, after some effort, the unabridged versions of the whole trilogy.
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Posted 31 March 2004 - 09:13 PM

I'm currently listening to Mad Jack by Catherine Coulter. It's okay - not the best historical romance I've ever listened to or read, but the selection of recorded books at my local library is somewhat limited. Although, I did just return Reunion in Death and saw Divided in Death on the "reserved" shelf.
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Posted 01 April 2004 - 12:45 AM

I just finished listening to Envy by Sandra Brown. This is more of a suspesful romance, but I highly recommend it! :thumbsup:

I also am listening to Suspicion of Madness by Barbara Parker. I have a love/ hate relationship with Anthony & Gail. I get so frustrated by their bull headedness! :banghead: I guess I am a sucker for a happy ending and know there probably won't be one for them.

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Posted 01 April 2004 - 12:49 AM

I just finished listening to Envy by Sandra Brown.  This is more of a suspesful romance, but I highly recommend it! :thumbsup:

I also am listening to Suspicion of Madness by Barbara Parker.  I have a love/ hate relationship with Anthony & Gail.  I get so frustrated by their bull headedness! :banghead: I guess I am a sucker for a happy ending and know there probably won't be one for them.

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I read that one, but I got so frustrated with Gail and Anthony that I got a headache in the middle of the book :banghead: So, I have decided to discontinue reading the series from now on :cry:

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Posted 01 April 2004 - 12:51 AM

I keep thinking I am done with the series, but I keep going back when new books come out. I was heartbroken when Gail
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Posted 05 April 2004 - 02:02 PM

I'm so excited! I finally got copies of the Dream trilogy unabridged on eBay. Now if only someone other than Patricia Daniels would record the Gallagher trilogy!
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Posted 03 August 2005 - 02:56 PM

Ok, new thread.  For those who listen to audio books, what are you listening to now, and would you recommend it?

I'm doing Riley in the Morning . by Sandra Brown right nowI know her old genre romances can be really sappy but what can I say, I like them. :blush:  I think she does sappy nearly melodramatic romance very well.  ;-)

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So I was doing a search for Sandra Brown on here and this came across as one of the results. Carol, do you know how this sounds :lol: :P This thought is from the result of reading waaaaaaaay too many romance novels.
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Posted 03 August 2005 - 03:39 PM

Riley is one of my favorite characters so I'd have no problem doing that. Unfortunately, he's a fictional character!

My current audio is Linda Howard's To Die For. Funny book, and the reader is doing a good job with it.
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Posted 03 August 2005 - 03:55 PM

Riley is one of my favorite characters so I'd have no problem doing that. Unfortunately, he's a fictional character!

My current audio is Linda Howard's To Die For.  Funny book, and the reader is doing a good job with it.

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Read To Die For. It's sooooooo funny. I'm not much on listening to audio books cuz I feel like it might ruin it for me if the reader's voice is not what I expected.
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Posted 03 August 2005 - 04:39 PM

Riley is one of my favorite characters so I'd have no problem doing that. Unfortunately, he's a fictional character!

My current audio is Linda Howard's To Die For.  Funny book, and the reader is doing a good job with it.

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Read To Die For. It's sooooooo funny. I'm not much on listening to audio books cuz I feel like it might ruin it for me if the reader's voice is not what I expected.

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Oh, I've read it. Liked it so much I also bought the audio.
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