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Erin

Communications Professional, Jewelry Artist and Lifelong Reader

Weston, WI, United States

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  • Animal Magnetism: Animal Magnetism Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Jill Shalvis
    • Narrated By Karen White
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (258)
    Performance
    (226)
    Story
    (223)

    In this debut to an exciting new series, Lilah Young has lived in Sunshine, Idaho, all her life, while pilot-for-hire Brady Miller is just passing through. But he soon has Lilah abandoning her instincts and giving in to a primal desire. Contains mature themes.

    Amazon Customer says: "Great Narration and A Very Good Story"
    "A fun, light-hearted read"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I downloaded this book with a bunch of other romances that cost $7.95 or less in preparation for a 700+ mile solo road trip, overnight after having worked a full day (family emergency). I tried 3 or 4 of the others before settling on this book for the bulk my trip. Why? The author starts developing the sexual tension between the hero and heroine in the very first scene (what can I say? There is nothing like a steamy romance to keep yourself awake!). Since it engaged me and was a fun listen, yes, I'd recommend this book to my friends who enjoy reading romances.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Animal Magnetism?

    Every scene involving Brady and Twinkles.


    What about Karen White’s performance did you like?

    There are many reasons why a narrator can pull a listener out of a story, but only one of them is good: a performance that's so exceptional, I can't help thinking about it (i.e. "Wow! This is a really good narrator" or "Wow! I really like how the narrator does that accent.")

    Ms. White's performance didn't pull me out of the story because her narration was exceptional, but it did enable me to totally lose myself in the story, which, after all, is one of my main reasons for reading -- to escape from reality for just a little while. I'm sure her other performances would follow suit, so I'd have no misgivings about purchasing other books narrated by Ms. White.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hounded: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9595)
    Performance
    (8557)
    Story
    (8532)

    Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old - when in actuality, he’s twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer. Unfortunately, a very angry Celtic god wants that sword, and he’s hounded Atticus for centuries....

    Chris says: "Finally, a modern day fantasy that really hits the"
    "Druid with a sense of humor"
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    What was one of the most memorable moments of Hounded?

    I tell my book-reading friends about Oberon's obsession with Ghengis Khan, especially the pork chop scene. I laugh everytime I read/hear it. I've even read it to people a few times because it's so funny.


    What does Luke Daniels bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I read an e-book version first and then listened to the audiobook. The biggest difference was hearing the performance. I especially enjoyed hearing the pronunciation of the more difficult names and titles. My only criticism of Mr. Daniels' performance is that he sometimes make Oberon sound like he has a slightly Asian accent.


    Any additional comments?

    I first read "Hounded" when I picked it up on a whim for some lighter fantasy reading after having made my way through a traditional high-fantasy series. Books in the modern fantasy genre are usually entertaining, but I rarely fall totally in love. With "Hounded" I was in love before I got to the end of the first chapter. The author's sense of humor is fantastic and he blends it seamlessly into the story. I wholeheartedly recommend the series to anyone who loves a good laugh, even if you don't typically enjoy fantasy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lady Fortescue Steps Out: The Poor Relation, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (504)
    Performance
    (433)
    Story
    (437)

    Life is not easy for the poor relations of England’s upper crust, but fate and clever schemes bring them together. Lady Fortescue and Colonel Sandhurst hatch a plan: What if they were to transform her decrepit Bond Street home into a posh hotel, offering their guests the pleasure of being waited upon by nobility? With the help of other down-and-out aristocrats, they do just that, and London’s newest hotel, The Poor Relation, is born. The establishment is an immediate hit with London’s most illustrious citizens, save the Duke of Rowcester....

    connie says: "sweet but overpriced trifle"
    "Cute but not totally engaging"
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    What did you like best about Lady Fortescue Steps Out? What did you like least?

    Davina Porter's narration is what I liked best about this book. In my opinion, it's hard to say anything negative about Ms. Porter -- she's a very versatile, female narrator. On the other hand, I'm not sure if I'll listen to any other books by this author. The story was very cute and I laughed out loud in more than one scene. Overall, the story felt kind of slow and just didn't quite succeed in totally sucking me in. I want to read books that are so engaging, they make it hard to go about my daily life because I just want to keep reading/listening. Lady Fortescue didn't inspire that degree of engagement from me.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    The ending was good, but I don't think all of the plot points were totally resolved. It's obvious the author is setting up the architecture for additional books in the series. However, there is one particular plot line relating to a certain necklace that doesn't get resolved even though it feels pretty central to this book.


    Have you listened to any of Davina Porter’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, I have and this performance is on par with the other one I've listened to (The Outlander). I will definitely listen to other books narrated by Ms. Porter.


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    It's a very G-rated romance. When I discuss books with my friends, we use "marital inspiration" as one of the measurements of a good romance novel. This book had very little of that. So, if you choose romances because you're looking for a few good, healthy sex scenes, this book will not fit the bill. If you're looking for a light, humorous read with very tame male/female tension, then this is the book for you.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cry No More

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Linda Howard
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
    Overall
    (432)
    Performance
    (225)
    Story
    (232)

    With an astonishing blend of savvy, instinct, and passion, Milla Edge displays an uncanny gift for finding lost children. When all seems helpless, desperate souls from across the country come to her for hope and results. Traveling to a small village in Mexico on a reliable tip, Milla begins to uncover the dire fate of countless children who have disappeared over the years.

    Diana says: "Best of the best"
    "Just might listen to more by this author"
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    What did you love best about Cry No More?

    It was unique compared to most romance novels in the sense that the heroine's storyline was based on her search for her missing child. Given how saturated the genre is, it was refreshing to listen to something that wasn't a total cookie-cutter romance.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The heroine felt very real -- very flesh-and-blood -- but widely relatable. And she wasn't a total pushover.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The ending.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a romance, so, yes, there are sex scenes in it. But I thought they were well written. The extremes in the romance genre are totally cheesy and utterly depraved. In this book, they reached neither extreme, but still contained plenty of steam.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Rise of Empire: Riyria Revelations, Volume 2

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Michael J. Sullivan
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3607)
    Performance
    (3291)
    Story
    (3309)

    Best-selling author Michael J. Sullivan’s mesmerizing Riyria Revelations series has found a welcome home with fans of magic, clashing swords, and daring heroes. This second volume finds Royce and Hadrian on a quest to enlist the southern Nationalists to aid the ever-weakening kingdom of Melengar. Royce suspects an ancient wizard is manipulating them all, but to find the truth he’ll have to decipher Hadrian’s past—a past Hadrian wants to keep secret.

    Adnan says: "Great continuation of the first book. Tons of fun!"
    "5-star Rating is Deserved!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, without a doubt. I'd go so far as saying that the Michael J. Sullivan's Riyria Revelations series should be required reading for anyone who considers him or herself a fan of the fantasy genre. The author is a master storyteller and his ability to weave multiple plot lines together across the entire series totally amazed me.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Lover Awakened: Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By J.R. Ward
    • Narrated By Jim Frangione
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2230)
    Performance
    (1468)
    Story
    (1491)

    The vampire Zsadist is a former blood slave with a violent past. When he meets Bella, Zsadist thinks her human love could be his path to salvation. Then Bella is kidnapped, and Zsadist will stop at nothing to get her back.

    Annette Gingrich says: "LOVED IT! WAITING FOR BOOK 4"
    "Favorite of the first four books in the series"
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    Would you listen to Lover Awakened again? Why?

    Maybe, and that's saying something for me. I'm a voracious reader, but I very rarely re-read books, regardless of format. In over 30 years, the only books I've ever read more than once are "The Hobbit" and "LOTR" by Tolkein, "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte and "A Discovery of Witches" and "Shadow of Night" by Deborah Harkness (and I only re-read these last two for the sake of a book club discussion.) The character of Zhadist is what might lead me to re-read "Lover Awakened". He's very unique, and his story is one of absolute ruin to absolute redemption.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lover Revealed: Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By J.R. Ward
    • Narrated By Jim Frangione
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1881)
    Performance
    (1285)
    Story
    (1299)

    Butch O'Neal is a fighter by nature. A hard-living ex-homicide cop, he's the only human ever to be allowed in the inner circle of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. And he wants to go even deeper into the vampire world-to engage in the turf war with the lessers. His heart belongs to a female vampire, Marissa, an aristocratic beauty who's way out of his league. And if he can't have her, then at least he can fight side by side with the Brothers.

    Antoinette says: "My Favorite"
    "Can't complain."
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    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    It's par for the course in fantasy romance. I've listened to 4 books by this author recently. The world she creates is vivid, but I need a break from the foul language and The Brotherhood's catchphrases.


    Have you listened to any of Jim Frangione’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, I have. This performance of his is as good as the others I've listened to.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I enjoyed when Butch learned the truth about his ancestry. I knew The Brotherhood would find something, but I did not expect what that "something" ended up being.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Greywalker: Greywalker, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Kat Richardson
    • Narrated By Mia Barron
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (604)
    Performance
    (350)
    Story
    (352)

    Kat Richardson excels at creating vivid, fast-moving novels that blend urban fantasy with paranormal mystery. In Greywalker, Seattle P.I. Harper Blaine is viciously attacked and murdered - but after exactly two minutes, somehow she returns to life. Now she's seeing strange things all around her - dark visions from the shadow world - and living a normal life may no longer be possible no matter how hard she tries.

    Nathan says: "A fun take on the paranormal ..."
    "Interested in book 2? Definitely!"
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    Where does Greywalker rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's pretty darn good. The narrator is spot on and the story is relativley unique. Those two things combined make it a 4 out of 5 for me.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Greywalker?

    The end.


    Have you listened to any of Mia Barron’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, I haven't listened to any others yet.


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

    No extreme reactions.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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