SOUTHFIELD, MI, United States | Member Since 2013
I haven't read the print version, but the narrator is AWESOME!!
Billy. It's a very different, very short book, but it had such insight into another child that had no idea what was happening that the stories have that in common, but Grenada grows to understand.
I think the explanation of how missing names can affect a person and their line. Also, the author's note is very personal and so inspiring that it affected me in a personal way. It was the silence that kept people where they were. That's a powerful idea
Grenada. She grows a lot throughout the story and it makes me wonder about my grandmother's story. She was nearly 100 when she passed and like the author, she was born and raised in Mississippi during a time when it was wrong to be black. Furthermore, once again the author's note was personal to me because my grandmother who was a straight A student and had some college (even as a black woman in the mid 1900's) she dropped out when a teacher told her "You're the best student I've ever had, but why do you try so hard? You're black, you can't be anything but maid" *True Story* Her silence caused her to drop out and do domestic work for the remainder of her time in the South. Can't be a nurse, be a midwife.
This book was recommended to me by a friend and I figured (well, the Author has my Dad's name and my favorite Uncle's name, so it might be a sign) :-) I'm so happy I read this book! I also find it interesting that while I've listened to this book, I've found new family members, was told more stories from my family and it dawned on me that I'm only four - five generations outside of slavery....what other stories and people have I forgotten? Not only that, but as a woman, this story is resonates with me even more! Kudos to Jonathan Odell for weaving a masterful story of HUMAN nature and emotions. If more people took a moment to accept and acknowledge their own faults and why they may be wrong, we would have more stories like these.
A completely different book with no wanna be "urban" vernacular. Also, a COMPLETELY different narrator. This guy was so terrible I couldn't even finish the book between the weak story line and the irregular pauses of the narrator.
Really...Wrath, Torment and all the other ridiculously STUPID names and nonsense that was going on. Why did anyone even like Beth!? She is a weak little idiot! **SPOILER** You ALMOST get raped...ALMOST...escape unscathed and it takes you how long to go to the police? You were embarrassed you got attacked and didn't want to talk to anyone? Suck it up and be a woman. Beth's character is as weak as Bella's. Uninteresting, illogical and overly emotional. All I could think was "Please...someone kill that dumb chick already!"
I would subject any good narrator to reading a book like this.
...All of them. This book is an epic fail for me.
Cheesy, weak and uninteresting book. I can't even return it because I gave up on it and forgot to return the book! I've read fanfictions better than this POS.
The narrator was awesome and the story line itself was really good with LOL moments pretty often throughout the story.
Thistle AKA Trix which may seem insignificant when you hear the book, but the cracked me up! Then there are all the sex scenes which made me blush. They are SUPER hot
Drago, Pia and anything with a penny. Freaking hilarious!
Penny for your heart,soul and body
Read this. I'm super picky about Paranormal Romance and although I can appreciate steamy love scenes, if the story isn't there for me it's just smut. This is not smut.
It's behind "Iced" but I'm partial to Karen Marie Moning. Definetly number 2 so far.
The end...followed by her relationship with her best friend. Reminds me of me and my BFFs
Great character personality and emotion into the words, however I wish they has someone else play Alex...she still sounds like either a girl or a 9 year old boy. It did nothing for my image of the hero.
It made me cry and immediately make a Facebook post....Still upset about the tears
I'm grabbing the second book right now.
The narrators are FECKING AWESOME!!! I just joined Audible, so I haven't heard a TON of narrators yet, but the combination of Gigante and Palmer was wonderful! I loved how Palmer had a different cadence for each character so you always knew who she was and Gigante....well he just has a sexy voice ;-)
Dani was awesome because she is so multi-faceted! I have read ALL the Fever Series (you should read those too) and Moning is amazing at creating characters that grow. Unlike other series I've read (...Twilight) these characters all have strong personalities and you get swept up by who they are! Truly great character writing. I just wish Dani was 18 so I would have to have the few "ew...she's 14" moments that I did have in the book, however with that said, I didn't feel totally creeped out by them thinking she was young and hot. It's honestly almost ok, because they all realize she is still only 14 years old.
I laughed out loud a few times throughout the book. Dani is hilarious and her along with Ryodan...well...it's kind of funny...really.
Read this book and everything Moning. I haven't been disappointed yet! And if you've read the Fever Series, READ THIS. I know you're still in love with Mac and Barrons, but this story is so interesting and the characters so intriguing that you will add Dani and Ryodan (maybe) to your next top couple list.
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