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April

Arlington, TX, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Bared to You: A Crossfire Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Sylvia Day
    • Narrated By Jill Redfield
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3683)
    Performance
    (3335)
    Story
    (3343)

    "Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness… He was beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I’d never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily…Gideon knew. He had demons of his own. And we would become the mirrors that reflected each other’s most private wounds…and desires."

    CAROLYN says: "TOUCHING & EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER OF PASSION"
    "Almost exact copy of Fifty Shades of Grey characte"
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    Where does Bared to You rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I would say it is in the top 30% of books I have purchased


    What was most disappointing about Sylvia Day’s story?

    It was insulting at how much the characters mimics the Fifty Shades of Grey Characters. Ava (vs Ana) is young and insecure with her first job. Gidian Cross (vs Christian Grey, CG & GC) is a late 20's powerful CEO with a dark past and falls for the main character at first site.


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

    She brings the character to life.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I would like to have but it's too long to do so.


    Any additional comments?

    I like the book overall and will buy the subsequent books but it irritates me just how much of a rip off the characters were to Fifty Shades of Grey!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Freakonomics: Revised Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner
    • Narrated By Stephen J. Dubner
    Overall
    (2410)
    Performance
    (920)
    Story
    (914)

    Steven D. Levitt is not a typical economist. He is a much-heralded scholar who studies the riddles of everyday life, from cheating and crime to sports and child-rearing, and whose conclusions turn the conventional wisdom on its head. Thus the new field of study contained in this audiobook: Freakonomics. Levitt and co-author Stephen J. Dubner show that economics is, at root, the study of incentives: how people get what they want, or need, especially when other people want or need the same thing.

    David says: "Good, but be careful"
    "Interesting way to look at economics"
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    This book was a fascinating way to see the world and the economics that drive it. I love when a book is narrated by one of the authors, I feel I get to experience the book in the exact way they intended for it to be experienced. I really enjoyed getting to peak in the mind of how some brilliant econcomists see the world and the questions that are never asked about how various things impact the economy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13557)
    Performance
    (11031)
    Story
    (11661)

    When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

    Kd says: "Really 2.5"
    "Captivating and mind opening from the beginning!!!"
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    Would you listen to Fifty Shades of Grey again? Why?

    Absolutely! FSOG has opened my mind to a whole new way of thinking about sex and I swear it has improved my relationship with my husband. We talk so much more openly now to eachother about what I want and will try. He is in love with my new adventurous side thanks to this book. He has even listened to many parts with me.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Christian Grey because he embodies many characteristics I would love for my husband to have. He is too controlling but I LOVE his dominance in the bedroom.


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

    I feel she really brings out the personality in the characters bringing them to life. The book is so much more realistic with the way she reads it. She doesn't over act anything and leaves enough to the reader's/listener's imagination but adds enough to bring it to life.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I would LOVE to have listened to it all in one sitting if time permitted but it was just way too long.


    Any additional comments?

    I didn't want the book or series to end. I cannot wait until E.L. James next book is released.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wicked Weekend

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Gillian Archer
    • Narrated By Felicity Munroe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (378)
    Performance
    (345)
    Story
    (347)

    Why did Lauren Vaughn introduce her sister to the man she herself was crazy about? Now Lauren is watching the happy couple at their combined bachelor/bachelorette party - while Lauren sits all alone at the bar. Until she spots a hot stranger with the telltale black handkerchief in his pocket: the signal for "seeks no-strings affair with sexy submissive." Lauren can't take her eyes off him. So when he comes over, she kicks her inner good girl to the curb and follows Jamie Forman to his room, where he makes her scream with pleasure all night long.

    Stephanie says: "HOT, SEXY"
    "Nice quick story"
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    If you could sum up Wicked Weekend in three words, what would they be?

    Quick, fun, predictable


    Would you recommend Wicked Weekend to your friends? Why or why not?

    Sure, it's a fun quick story


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The first sex scene.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Its a quick fun book. A bit predictable and a little too rushed but still better than others.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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