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Dave

Audiobooks are great tool in dealing with my ADHD. They limit distractions while listening and I don't have to sit still. PS. I can't spell

Upper Tantallon, NS, Canada | Member Since 2011

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  • Wild About You

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Kerrelyn Sparks
    • Narrated By Nicol Zanzarella
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (209)
    Performance
    (195)
    Story
    (196)

    It's not every day that Elsa Bjornberg feels delicate, not when she hosts a home renovation show where she can effortlessly demolish a kitchen. But from the moment she meets Howard Barr, this bear of a man makes her feel like a woman. And the way he looks at her, as if she were a pot of honey he'd like to lick....

    Deborah says: "Howard the Barr Bear"
    "Holiday Howard - Worth The Wait!"
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    He's been there since the beginning and finally Howard gets his honey. I've been waiting for his story ever since the first "were-bear playing for THE Bears" pun. Like Mike Ditka, Howard's hottie is in a class of her own.

    The story also includes some wonderful detail into the ongoing life of "Love at Stakes'" first family and the "super" community they are building. It puts paid to a series' "bill" that is way past due, introduces a new supernatural class, and the comedic duo of Howard's twin were-bear cousins. Named like Pokemon, Jessie and James, interject the right amount of lite with their "Bill and Ted" surfer bear dialog.

    I really enjoyed this latest installment in the "Love at Stake" series and I have to say Howard's story was worth the wait.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Dawn's Early Light: Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Tee Morris, Pip Ballantine
    • Narrated By James Langton
    Overall
    (93)
    Performance
    (85)
    Story
    (85)

    After being ignominiously shipped out of England following their participation in the Janus affair, Braun and Books are ready to prove their worth as agents. But what starts as a simple mission in the States - intended to keep them out of trouble - suddenly turns into a scandalous and convoluted case that has connections reaching as far as Her Majesty the Queen.

    Denise says: "Ends with a bang!"
    "Full Steam Ahead"
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    Love the Series, Love the Characters and Love the Action; with that said, I'll be blunt, this was my least favourite installment so far. Why? I hate romantic angst, especially when it seems be slapped onto a story line like Bondo on a cheap auto body repair. I get little enjoyment from the peaks and valleys of the "will-they won't-they" type sub plot because the longer it continues the greater the chance it will become the main plot. If the main characters' on again off again relationship become the sole focus of the plot, you're left with only two outcomes: the main characters are never happy, or, the main characters get happy and the series dies.

    Sorry about the negative tone of my review, I really do love this series and I did enjoy most of the story. The introduction to all things American and the vilification of Edison were fantastic.

    Will I get the next installment? Yes I will. I can't wait.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sixth Grave on the Edge: Charley Davidson, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Darynda Jones
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (680)
    Performance
    (646)
    Story
    (641)

    Most girls might think twice before getting engaged to someone like Reyes Farrow - but Charley Davidson is not most girls. She’s a paranormal private eye and grim-reaper-in-training who’s known to be a bit of a hell-raiser, especially after a few shots of caffeine. Her beloved Reyes may be the only begotten son of evil, but he’s dark and sultry and deeply sexy and everything Charley could hope for. Really. But when the FBI file on Reyes’ childhood happens to land into her lap, she can’t help herself: She opens it...and then the real fun begins.

    Hassan says: "Fantastic As Always!! Funny Too!!!"
    "What a Small World!"
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    Charley's FBI contact has spent nearly her entire career trying to solve her mentor's "Moby Dick" case. It was a baby abduction and she gives the file to Charley "I talk to dead people," in the hopes Charley can help solve it. When Charley opens the file, she opens up a big old can of "What the H-E-Double Hockey Sticks." I don't want to spoil any surprises but a clue is it will make my headline make sense.

    The narration is tight and it's a great story

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dreams of a Dark Warrior

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Kresley Cole
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (299)
    Performance
    (279)
    Story
    (280)

    Murdered before he could wed Regin the Radiant, warlord Aidan the Fierce seeks his beloved through eternity, reborn again and again into new identities, yet with no memory of his past lives. When Regin encounters Declan Chase, a brutal Celtic soldier, she recognizes her proud warlord reincarnated. But Declan takes her captive, intending retribution against all immortals - unaware that he belongs to their world.

    Julius says: "love this series but..."
    "He's Not Bad - He's Just Brainwashed"
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    In a daring twist with the series, the hero of this story is the former #2 Bad Guy. It turns out he's Regan's one and only. Regan is one of my favourite characters, in moderation, she's good for the occasional funny quip, over the top action, or stupid "Val" trick but too much Regan is like an "ice cream" headache.
    The back story lists the circumstances that drove Regan's man to the dark side and while tragic, to me, they didn't excuse his past atrocities. Typically, the men in this series, indeed this genre, are larger than life, super tough, mega-Alphas. The narration was great, I just couldn't get behind a normal, sort of anti-hero.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Undead Pool: The Hollows, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Kim Harrison
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1453)
    Performance
    (1354)
    Story
    (1360)

    Witch and day-walking demon Rachel Morgan knows magic - earth, ley line, even the forbidden demon magic - and that knowledge has saved her life more than once. But now something - or someone - is attacking Cincinnati and the Hollows, causing spells to backfire or go horribly wrong while living vampires attack humans and Inderlanders alike. The pressures build when the city is quarantined to contain the unreliable magic, and Rachel must stop the attacks before the undead vampire masters who keep the rest of the undead under control are lost and it becomes all-out supernatural war.

    Angela says: "Unbelievably Satisfying!"
    "Elvish has left the building!"
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    Elves have come out and it's easy to see how a long, protracted war with the demons could have happened. What isn't clear is which party was the most aggrieved - history is written by the winners and it looked to me like the winners were the elves. Trent's character continues to be fleshed out and he is proving to be a most atypical elf. It appears that Rachel and Trent with their small group of friends are the only obstacle stopping the destruction of two worlds.

    I love this series but I gave this book only 4 stars instead of the usual 5 because I felt the increased complexity of the story line came at the cost of the involvement, volume and depth of the interpersonal interactions of Ivy and Jinks within the story line.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fury of the Demon: Kara Gillian, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Diana Rowland
    • Narrated By Liv Anderson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (267)
    Performance
    (239)
    Story
    (238)

    Demon summoner Kara Gillian bears the scars of Rhyzkahl’s treachery, but she refuses to let them slow her down. She and the demonic lord Mzatal have not rested in their efforts to recover Idris - Mzatal’s summoner protg who was kidnapped by enemy lords - but now their search has brought them back to Earth.

    Sherese says: "Conspiracy, Conspiracy, EVERYWHERE!"
    "Fight the Power"
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    This is one of the better series I've found in recent years. Each new installment improves on and builds on the last one so the series is one that really must be enjoyed in order

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Blade to the Keep

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Lauren Dane
    • Narrated By Eve Bianco
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (36)

    Canny and ferocious, with the power of an ancient Goddess in her belly, Rowan Summerwaite is the only person who can renegotiate the fragile Treaty between the Vampire Nation and the Hunter Corporation, the last line of defense for humanity. A meeting of this Joint Tribunal, as well as her new status as Liaison, sends Rowan straight to the last place on earth she wants to be, the childhood home she'd escaped so many years before - The First's Keep.

    Dave says: "Worth the Wait!"
    "Worth the Wait!"
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    When I finished listening to "Godess with a Blade" years ago I had two thoughts.
    1 - Fantastic Story
    2 - Where's its sequel?
    Finally "Blade to the Keep" has been released and I couldn't be happier. The setting moves to the vampire world providing an interesting look into Rowan's early life growing up with vampires. It's a great sequel.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Heroes

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Joe Abercrombie
    • Narrated By Michael Page
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (999)
    Performance
    (790)
    Story
    (798)

    They say Black Dow has killed more men than winter and clawed his way to the throne of the North up a hill of skulls. The King of the Union, ever a jealous neighbor, is not about to stand by smiling while Black Dow claws his way any higher. The orders have been given, and the armies are toiling through the northern mud. Thousands of men are converging on a forgotten ring of stones, on a worthless hill, in an unimportant valley, and they've brought a lot of sharpened metal with them.

    Matt Carothers says: "Thank you, Joe Abercrombie!"
    "Hamburger Hill with Swords"
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    A complex narrative following the rotating capture and loss of a group of standing stones called "The Heroes." The lives and actions of several characters on both sides of the conflict are followed and I had difficulty determining who to cheer for. The narrator was ok but he didn't add anything for me and I found the lack of difference between characters confusing; reducing my enjoyment of the story.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Screwed: The Undeclared War Against the Middle Class - and What We Can Do About It

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Thom Hartmann
    • Narrated By Anthony Heald
    Overall
    (156)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (62)

    Our founding fathers worked hard to ensure that a small group of wealthy people would never dominate this country. Thomas Jefferson believed that our very democracy depends upon our ability to play referee to the game of business, protecting labor and the public good. But over the last 25 years, we've witnessed an undeclared war against the middle class.

    Jose says: "A must read"
    "An Important Call to Arms"
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    If you're earning 7 figures a year don't bother reading this book but for everyone else out there this is a must read.
    Although Thom Hartmann's book concentrates on the situation in the United States, since Multi-national corporations are just that, the material is applicable in any country that still has a middle class. For all those people out there who believe Unions have out-lived their usefulness, find out why Unions are the middle classes' most important defence. If the situation doesn't change our children may have better odds becoming a rock star or a professional athlete, than achieving a successful business working career

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Burning Up Flint: Cyborg Seduction, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Laurann Dohner
    • Narrated By Mindy Kennedy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (294)
    Performance
    (278)
    Story
    (281)

    Flint is tall, gorgeous and dangerous. He’s a cyborg - the absolute ultimate alpha male. He takes what he wants and holds what is his. Mira is his now. He takes her aboard his ship and has her branded with his mark. He captured her, owns her, and she will serve his every need. Mira is instantly drawn to Flint, fascinated by his seductive appeal. The sex between them is smoking hot. Until she finds out he is a breeder, contracted to a dozen cyborg women, and she is no more than a possession.

    Leesa says: "I want a Cyborg"
    "Sci-Fi-normal Romance"
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    Take JR Ward's Brotherhood or Lara Adrian's Breed, blend with "Bladerunner" to exchange vampire for cyborg, punt them into space, and you have a good idea what to expect from Laurann Dohner's new Cyborg Seduction series.
    Cyborgs were created by Earth scientists and when the cyborgs proved to be too powerful, the Earth Authority sends them on suicide mission. When cyborgs begin refusing these "missions," the Earth Authority terminates All cyborgs. Or so they wish everyone to believe...
    Fast forward several decades and the surviving cyborgs have established a tenious toe-hold in the Galaxy. Space Salvage is a major component of their survival resulting in cyborgs in space. The format of the story progresses along this kind of story line. A strong Alpha Male character cruises through space fighting "space pirates" and the Earth Authority and despite incredible odds, finds his corresponding "soul-mate." But finding her is just the beginning of the tale and getting to their "happy-ever what-ever" has its own set of obstacles.
    I don't want to go into specific details but I'm a real fan of the self-contained happy conclusion novel. I enjoyed not only this book but several other books in this series so I can confidently recommend this book (series).
    I'm a sucker for positive endings so sue me

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Blood of the Maple

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Dana Marie Bell
    • Narrated By Aletha George
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (51)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (35)

    A seduction-gone-wrong leaves vampire Parker Hollis with a new vegetarian lifestyle and on the run from a vengeful witch. Moving to small-town Maggie's Grove, Parker meets a redheaded dryad with green, leafy blood that draws him in a way he hasn't experienced in decades. His new neighbor smells divine, and it isn't long before craving gives in to need.

    Dave says: "He Could of Had a V-8!"
    "He Could of Had a V-8!"
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    It's an interesting twist on the traditional paranormal soulmate story. I enjoyed and 'liked' all the characters, even the bat guanou crazy ones. I didn't find the sex over the top or out of context. The wide variety of species calling Maggie's Grove home bodes well for an interesting future

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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