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Always Mine

The Barrington Billionaires, Book 1
Narrated by: Robin Rowan
Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

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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.
  • 15-11-2016

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.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-01-2017

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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  • JNC
  • 17-04-2017

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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  • Rusty
  • 21-03-2018

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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  • Judith A. Sobolewski
  • 30-01-2018

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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  • Heather McDade
  • 15-01-2018

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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  • Rosemary Hughes
  • 13-07-2019

I love this author's work!

I have revisited the Barrington family, people I was introduced to some years ago.

Asher, the eldest and most forthright of the 5 Barrington sons has an attitude of a billionaire who is ready to steamroll anyone who gets in his way. However, Emily, a sculpturess and owner of a Tactile museum, has been brought up to stand up for what she believes in. Unfortunately Asher's business interests are causing her grief, which she is ready to confront whoever can change the situation, regardless of whether it is a Major Corporations CEO. When she confronts Asher, sparks fly.
That is just the beginning...you need to read Me Cardello's work for your self. I am sure you won't be disappointed.

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  • happyjo
  • 09-06-2019

Always Mine

This book was entertaining and I really want to read more from this author. Romantic

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  • Ty's Tiny Tip
  • 25-05-2019

This narrator made it hard to enjoy :-/

This narrator is terrible. she either made everything and everyone seem whiny, breathy, or old. The inflections in her voice were poorly timed. And instead of the heroine seeming like she had a gentle but fiery strength, she sounded immature, fickle, and whiny. They story itself was ok. Some parts were a bit melodramatic, but I feel like that may have been intensified by my dislike of the narration.

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  • mks
  • 29-03-2019

decent storyline, awful narration

if u can get past the narrator's awful imitation of male character, story is OK. too bad the majority of characters are Barrington men.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-10-2018

loved it

i like Ruth Cadello's writing. I love the whole Barrington series. I read them in Kindle now listening my way through them in audible