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A. Mattison

starchimes

Dallas, TX | Member Since 2008

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  • 56 purchased in 2014
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  • Dangerous Things: Blood Bound, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Amy Blankenship, R. K. Melton
    • Narrated By K. B. Stanford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (28)

    Everyone says there are two paths in life, but for Jewel Scott it looked like both of them were very dangerous things. One led toward Anthony, a murdering psychopathic Werewolf who was also the head of the city mob and her fiancé...against her will. The other road led toward Steven, a Werecougar whom she had knocked out with a baseball bat on their first meeting. He retaliated by kidnapping her and making her his mate.

    Christie says: "Getting better"
    "audiobook quality is awful."
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    Has Dangerous Things turned you off from other books in this genre?

    yes


    Would you be willing to try another one of K. B. Stanford???s performances?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    I couldn't get past about hour on this audiobook because the quality was so bad. It bounces from barely being able to hear the narrator, to her yelling in your ear. This may be a great book, but I couldn't get past the narration and quality.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Natchez Burning: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (35 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Greg Iles
    • Narrated By David Ledoux
    Overall
    (394)
    Performance
    (363)
    Story
    (364)

    Raised in the historic southern splendor of Natchez, Mississippi, Penn Cage learned all he knows of honor and duty from his father, Dr. Tom Cage. But now the beloved family doctor has been accused of murdering Viola Turner, the African-American nurse with whom he worked in the dark days of the 1960s. Penn is determined to save his father, but Tom, stubbornly invoking doctor-patient privilege, refuses to even speak in his own defense.

    Carolyn says: "Can't get past reader"
    "Excellent story. Can't wait for the next book."
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    I am a really picky listener. I was shocked when Dick Hill wasn't listed as the narrator, but went ahead and purchased the book. I think the new narrator did a fairly good job. I think a lot of listeners are just use to Dick Hill. I think David LeDoux did a better job on the voices for different characters.

    The story overall was very good and I think much better than the last Penn Cage book. I will definitely purchase the next one.

    0 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Do or Die: Reluctant Heroes, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Suzanne Brockmann
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor, Melanie Ewbank
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (150)
    Performance
    (133)
    Story
    (133)

    Navy SEAL Ian Dunn went rogue in a big way when he turned his talents to a lawless life of jewel heists and con jobs - or so the world has been led to believe. In reality, the former Special Ops warrior is still fighting for good, leading a small band of freelance covert operatives who take care of high-stakes business in highly unofficial ways. That makes Ian the hands-down choice when the US government must breach a heavily guarded embassy and rescue a pair of children kidnapped by their own father, a sinister foreign national willing to turn his kids into casualties.

    K. Holt says: "Suzanne Brockmann hits another out of ballpark!"
    "Couldn't finish. Stale story line."
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    There is nothing fresh and new in this book. I didn't really care for any of the characters. Repeat story line from her troubleshooters books ( and not as well done) Narrators are the only good thing about this book.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Tempt the Stars: Cassandra Palmer Series, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Karen Chance
    • Narrated By Allyson Ryan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (175)
    Performance
    (156)
    Story
    (159)

    Being a goddess is a lot less fun than you might think. Especially when you're only a half goddess, you only found out about it recently, and you still don't know what you're doing half the time. And when you've just used your not-so-reliable powers to burglarize the booby-trapped office of a vampire mob boss. Yeah, that part sucks. But that's just the tip of the iceberg for Cassandra Palmer, aka the Pythia, the freshly minted chief seer of the supernatural world.

    Marianne says: "Still Good, Even with the Narrator Change"
    "Miss the old narrator. Another cliffhanger. Ugh"
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    I don't think I would be so miffed if it didn't take this author forever to release books. Last time is was a 2 year gap. I am kind of losing interest in this series. I feel like after 6 books, the story should be further along.

    I also think the other narrator does a better job. It irks me when publishers change narrators during a series. You get use to someone doing the voices and it's like starting a new series when they switch.

    I don't know if I will purchase the next one if it takes 2 years for it to release.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Highway

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By C.J. Box
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (265)
    Performance
    (227)
    Story
    (233)

    When teenagers Danielle and Gracie Sullivan take a clandestine car trip to visit their friend in Montana, little do they know it's the last time anyone will ever hear from them again. The girls and their car simply vanish. Cody Hoyt, who's just lost his job and has fallen off the wagon after a long stretch of sobriety, is in no condition to investigate. But his son Justin, who the girls were going to visit, and his former partner, Cassie Dewell, convince him to drive south to their last known location. As Cody makes his way to the remote stretch of Montana highway where the girls went missing, Cassie discovers that there have been scores of similar disappearances in the state.

    Lorrie says: "No, No, No!!!!"
    "Excellent story. Great Narration."
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    Fast paced story. CJ Box is one of my favorites. This one is a bit sad, but overall a great listen.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Mistress: Original Sinners, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Tiffany Reisz
    • Narrated By Ginger Cornish
    Overall
    (80)
    Performance
    (75)
    Story
    (74)

    Nora Sutherlin is in handcuffs, held captive by two men. Under different circumstances, she would enjoy the situation immensely, but her captors aren't interested in play. As the reality of her impending peril unfolds, Nora becomes Scheherazade, buying each hour of her life with stories - sensual tales. This, Nora realizes, is her life: nothing so simple, so vanilla, as a mere love triangle for her. It's a knot in a silken cord, a tangled mass of longings of the body and the heart and the mind. And it may unravel at any moment.

    Jordy says: "Better than expected!"
    "Horrible Narrator. Got a girl to do a woman's job"
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    I am so disappointed. They have done a good job with the rest of this series. This narrator sounds like a 19 year old girl. Please listen to the sample before you purchase this book. I will be returning the audio and getting the ebook. I may have to go listen to a earlier book in this series to "cleanse" my hearing.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Downfall

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Jeff Abbott
    • Narrated By Kevin T. Collins
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (21)

    She is a good mother. She will do what she must to ensure that her daughter Diana has a perfect life, just as perfect as the one they've led for the past seven years. No matter who has to die. The simplest beginnings can unravel a life. For Sam Capra, it is the moment a beautiful young woman walks into his San Francisco bar. Sam doesn't want trouble. An ex-CIA agent, his only desire now is to build a quiet, peaceful home for himself and his infant son. But Diana Keene is no ordinary customer.

    A. Mattison says: "Great Installment in the Sam Capra Series"
    "Great Installment in the Sam Capra Series"
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    Fast paced and lots of action. Left with a bit of cliff hanger. I can't wait for the next one to come out. If you liked the previous books, you will probably like this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Matter of Time: Vol. 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Mary Calmes
    • Narrated By Paul Morey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (226)
    Performance
    (210)
    Story
    (211)

    Jory Keyes leads a normal life as an architect’s assistant until he is witness to a brutal murder. Though initially saved by police Detective Sam Kage, Jory refuses protective custody - he has a life he loves that he won’t give up no matter who is after him. But Jory’s life is in real jeopardy, especially after he agrees to testify about what he saw. While dealing with attempts on his life, well-meaning friends who want to see him happy, an overly protective boss, and a slowly unfolding mystery that is much more sinister than he could ever imagine, the young gay man finds himself getting involved with Sam, the conflicted and closeted detective....

    Donald says: "Time is the answer..."
    "Great Story, bad narrator"
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    Having read this book before purchasing the audio book, I can say that this is the wrong narrator for this series. Narrator is dull. Jory is this wonderful character, who is suppose to be spunky with a little snark thrown in. After listening to this book, the whole story just comes across boring and that is because of the narrator, not the story. I recommend reading this one instead of listening to it.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Point of Retreat: Slammed, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Colleen Hoover
    • Narrated By Kamran R. Khan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (222)
    Performance
    (207)
    Story
    (211)

    Hardships and heartache brought them together...now it could tear them apart. Layken and Will have proved their love can get them through anything; until someone from Will's past emerges, leaving Layken questioning the very foundation on which their relationship was built. Will is forced to face the ultimate challenge: how to prove his love for a girl who refuses to stop "carving pumpkins". "Sometimes two people have to fall apart, to realize just how much they need to fall back together."

    Tonya says: "I enjoyed this book, not the narrator."
    "Nice series."
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    I actually thought the narrator was fine. Woud recommend if you listed to the first book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fury's Kiss: Midnight's Daughter, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Karen Chance
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
    Overall
    (195)
    Performance
    (167)
    Story
    (167)

    Dory is used to fighting hard and nasty. So when she wakes up in a strange scientific lab with a strange man standing over her, her first instinct is to take his head off. Luckily, the man is actually the master vampire Louis-Cesare, so he's not an easy kill. It turns out that Dory had been working with a Vampire Senate task force on the smuggling of magical items and weaponry out of Faerie when she was captured and brought to the lab.

    christa says: "A bit confusing!!!"
    "Wish they used a different Narrator."
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    I like Joyce Bean, but I don't think she is the right narrator for this book. This is the first book is this series that I have purchased on audio. Read the other 2. So distracting for me, that I couldn't finish the book.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Floods and Drought

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Zahra Owens
    • Narrated By Jeff Gelder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (32)

    Tim Conroy knows all about patience. He’s waited three years for Rory McCown to get out of jail after doing time for stealing horses from the Blue River Ranch. Now that Rory is eligible for parole, Tim makes it his goal to persuade his boss, Hunter Krause, to give Rory a second chance. He almost regrets it when Hunter agrees. Rory is a morose loner one moment, then arrogant and overconfident the next. The attraction between them is still there, but as soon as they start to get close, an old enemy throws a wrench in the works.

    A. Mattison says: "Story is a bit dull."
    "Story is a bit dull."
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    I wish if they were going to make an audiobook by this author, it would have been Facade. It is a much better story. Narrator is only ok.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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