I want to be fair but I didn't find most of the stories very intriguing. I bought the book to get the novella by Diana Gabaldon, 'The Space Between' and liked it a lot but the other stories I found to be just so-so. It was worth the read but I would not have bought it had it not contained Diana Gabaldon. So, I'm suggesting that any anthology with her in it will sell.
Not much to be done with a collection of this many stories. They were all enjoyable just not overwhelmingly enjoyable.
I prefer Davina Porter to read British and Scottish accents. Otherwise, the narrators were okay.
I commend the editor for collecting these stories. I'm sure the individual authors are all superb but if it had not contained the novella by Diana Gabaldon I would not have bought it.
It is right up there in the top 5. I love the storyline even though Eva and Gideon drive me crazy. Ga-h-h-h-h-h-h! They are so insecure and the question is WHY? But, then, it is all about how one feels about oneself and they are full of self doubt due to their abuse. I dreaded all through the book that they would finally just call it quits.
When Eva goes do his apartment and waits for him to come home. You can see their relationship growing during their mutual trauma. He says 'trust me' and 'wait.' She says how can I when you won't open up to me. They are both very demanding people who love each other and have incredibly 'HOT' sex. Whew! All of the sex scenes are memorable. Sylvia Day either has an amazing imagination or a very skilled lover OR both.
Absolutely. If I could have I would have because every time I stopped listening I thought about the events that had transpired and wondered how these two could ever resolve their different approaches to love and life. Last night at midnight I had to stop listening with 1 hour and 37 minutes to go so what did I do? I got my Kindle and went online and bought the E-book and listened to the ending. Sigh! Now I can listen to it with calm.
Bring on Book #3 of these two. I am addicted. I was telling my husband how frustrating Eva is and how shut down Gideon is and he said 'so quit listening.' Obviously, he isn't obsessed like me. He indulges me by listening to my rants.
Yes. I am a new fan of Sylvia Day and Jill Redfield. I have listened and re-listened to 50 Shades and love every nuanced action. I feel the same about Bared to You EXCEPT for the back and forth in Eva's person. I know she is damaged and can't help herself but it gets tiresome. Yet, I liked the story and even bought the 2nd book.
When Eva told Gideon her story was powerful. His reaction was even more powerful. He is just awesome and she knows it. He is flawed but redeemable. Both of them are in love.
Eva, of course, but she did a good job with all of them. I think she got Cary just right and even Gideon came across as strong and powerful. I think she did a better job of reading this book than the reader of 50 Shades. Jill put more emotion into her responses but then she had experience so maybe that makes the difference. Anyway, she was a great narrator.
Money, Good Looks, and Good Sex! It has it all and it has Eva and Gideon.
Yes. The weaving of the story in these novels is so complex that another listen to the entire trilogy is a must. It is imperative to listen in order.
When Pendergast is standing on the stones with his son but doesn't pull the trigger yet...and when the full story of Constance Green is revealed. There are so many that I can't sort through them all.
Yes. I listened to him in Fever Dreams and Cold Vengeance. He is a superb narrator.
I had extreme reactions but sometimes I wanted to strangle Vincent and other times Pendergast himself. Preston and Child are an amazing duo.
Bring on more Pendergast!
I love everything about these books so it is hard to pick a single episode. If you like the series, you'll love this book
Eve is always my favorite. Peabody was cute in this one since she was just becoming a detective but still I have to say Eve.
I liked them all. How many ways can Eve figure out the murder scene with Roark without having Roark try to kiss her. It is just too funny to listen to. I like all the scenes that Roark shows up.
I loved the hunt in Scotland for his brother in law. It shows just how obsessed Pendergast can become. He is by far the most interesting detective being written about today. I certainly hope he survives his hunt for Helen's murderers.
I liked the entire book but found his ability to take on disguises and persevere the most interesting. Who would expect him to break the law the way he does to track down the killers.
Pendergast. Mr. Auberjonois does a superb job of catching the eccentric nature of the detective.
It made me want to get to the next book right away so I could see what happened next.
Mysterious, curious, and intriguing.
I liked the entire book and found Pendergast more mysterious than usual. I was glad that the sequels to the book were already published so I could continue the saga. It is always intriguing to find that he has a private life and actually loved someone as much as he loved Helen.
He is the best narrator for the story. I can't imagine anyone else narrating Pendergast in the same light. You can see his spidery fingers, and pale silver eyes. He makes Pendergast come to life.
Always. I love the Pendergast series.
Yes. read these in order.
Yes. I liked the narrator and I loved the storyline. The plot was twisted so I'm sure if another listen I would get even more of the nuances around Elizabeth, Liz, Abigale and her adventures. Brooks is just too much and so patient. You just knew he would get his way in the end.
Yes. I was never sure if Abigale would relent and I certainly didn't expect the ending. Alls well that ends well BUT it was interesting right up to the land scene.
Yes. I liked Ms. Whelan's performance. She had just the right cadence for the southern accents and the Russian accents and all of them. It is amazing to me how these narrators can take on so many different sounds and keep them straight as they read.
Yes. But I feel that way about almost all of the books.
Just that I love Nora Roberts and am always amazed at how many different plots she comes up with. My favorite is when she writes as J.D. Robb....very different.
I love Mercy's independent spirit and how she has settled into being the Alpha's mate and #2 in the pack. The story didn't seem to have the punch that earlier books had but maybe that's just me. I certainly will buy Book 8 when it becomes available.
It compares to the other Mercy Thompson books, of course, but beyond that I haven't read any similar books with such a strong female protagonist.
How many ways can I say how good Lorelei King is? Her inflection, her accents, her way of getting Adam's growl just right (be still my heart...pitter-pat-pitter-pat) and how she makes even Stephan the Vampire sound sexy. She is an excellent narrator, perhaps 2nd only to Davina Porter in my book.
Yes. I get hooked on Mercy and want the stories to go on and on. Of course, I have all the books in audible and paper formats so I can just pick the first book, Moon Called, and start the series over.
I love the series and commend Ms. Briggs for keeping it interesting and fun.
I have read every one of the printed books by J.D. Robb, some more than once. I just love the characters even though some think Eve Dallas is too bitchy and Roark is just too much. I like them both and believe they bring out the best in each other. I've always wondered if they will ever have kids....somehow I doubt it but they sure do 'try' lots of times. Nora Roberts is terrific as J.D. Robb.
Eve because she is so damaged but excels and Roark because of the same reasons. He is just too cool.
I liked them all. I believe the gray button that Roark keeps is the sweetest thing ever.
No extreme reaction except to say that I will listen again and get more in audible. Susan Erickson is a good narrator for Eve and does Roark just superbly.
It is among my favorites for light humor with some odd twists. I plan to eventually listen to all the books in the series.
I liked that finally true love prevails. I believe this is a thread in all of the books but still love the way Sir Phillip and The Colonel are jealous of each other over Lady Fortescue...it gives all of us 'of a certain age' hope for romance.
I liked the entire book but guess one of my favorites was the highway man holding up the coach.
It made me laugh in several places like the kiss on the road; the rat in the pocket; the way Sir Phillip 'saved the French chef.'
I just enjoy listening to Davina Porter. I would probably like it if I heard her reading the UK phone book. well, maybe not but almost anything else. She is marvelous.
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