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Frances

valley stream, NY, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Beautiful Sacrifice: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Lowell
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (92)
    Performance
    (71)
    Story
    (74)

    According to Maya legend, December 21, 2012, will mark the end of the world as we know it. Is it myth...or will their prediction become reality? Archaeologist Lina Taylor has devoted her life to studying ancient Maya artifacts, splitting her time between digs in South America and the classroom teaching college students. But the professor's structured, academic life is about to spin out of control. Some extremely valuable and important Maya artifacts have gone missing. Are the culprits fanatics determined to create chaos and usher in annihilation?

    Elle in the Great NorthWest says: "Mayan Calendar adventure/romance-average"
    "dissapointed by this book"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    a more intelligent story line I was really disappointed in this book. im a great fan of Elizabeth Lowell and so I was really surprised by this book


    What was most disappointing about Elizabeth Lowell’s story?

    the story line was not even beleivable


    What didn’t you like about Richard Ferrone’s performance?

    he had no inflection


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Beautiful Sacrifice?

    all of them


    Any additional comments?

    im sorry I wasted my money and time on this book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Werewolf in Las Vegas: Wild About You, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Vicki Lewis Thompson
    • Narrated By Abby Craden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (54)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (48)

    Giselle Landry is in Las Vegas to haul her wayward brother back home. But casino owner Luke Dalton is also looking for her brother, who has run off with his little sister. The two should join forces, but Luke is unaware that Giselle's brother is also fleeing his duties as the future alpha of the Landry werewolf pack - which includes his Were bride.The Landrys don't believe in Weres mating with humans, and Giselle is no exception.

    Frances says: "stupid"
    "stupid"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    a story that made sense, the women who iis accidently changed is so moronic that it made my teeth ache


    What could Vicki Lewis Thompson have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    make the heroine more beleivable


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Abby Craden?

    no one


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    no not really


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Never Deal with Dragons

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Lorenda Christensen
    • Narrated By Leslie Bellair
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (32)

    Consoling a sobbing dragon and serving pig buffets are just part of the job for Myrna Banks. Working for a mediation firm, it's her job to get humans compensated for damages caused by the dragons who now rule. But her "typical" day is interrupted by Trian Chobardan, an old flame. He's been sent by North America's reigning dragon lord for help negotiating a truce to avert war. Myrna agrees to help, even though she'll be stuck with Trian as a partner. As the two work together, Myrna finds Trian to be surprisingly supportive - and still irresistibly attractive.

    CAROLYN says: "GOOD BUT...... JUST NOT QUITE GREAT"
    "juvinale storyline"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    aa much better storyline the whole premise was dumb not even slightly beleivable


    What was most disappointing about Lorenda Christensen’s story?

    the story


    How could the performance have been better?

    it could only be better if the story was better


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Never Deal with Dragons?

    all of them


    Any additional comments?

    one of the worst stories I have ever heard couldn't listen to it all

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lover at Last: Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By J.R. Ward
    • Narrated By Jim Frangione
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1467)
    Performance
    (1348)
    Story
    (1360)

    Qhuinn, son of no one, is used to being on his own. Disavowed from his bloodline, shunned by the aristocracy, he has finally found an identity as one of the most brutal fighters in the war against the Lessening Society. But his life is not complete. Even as the prospect of having a family of his own seems to be within reach, he is empty on the inside, his heart given to another....

    bluebelle says: "LOVER AT LAST!"
    "wow"
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    What did you love best about Lover at Last?

    it made me laugh it made me cry and i couldnt stop listening


    What did you like best about this story?

    there were so many love stories in this book, im looking forward to the next installment in the series to see how they all turn out. quinn & blayloc finally find each other and the love story is beautifully written.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the bar scene between quinn & blay, when quinn finally tells blay he loves him


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    there were so many its hard to pick one.but quinns induction into the brotherhood comes to mind


    Any additional comments?

    one of the best books in the series. i couldnt stop listening and cant wait for more

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jaded Blood: Blood Bound, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Amy Blankenship
    • Narrated By John Davis
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (7)

    Being a werewolf, Jade has always been under the impression that all Alpha males are nothing more than self-centered, murdering macho-bullies that use pack members as nothing more than stepping stones to become king of the hill. She should know. Her brother, her fiance, and her kidnapper were all Alphas of the worst kind. Having all the proof she needed that Alphas are bad news, Jade vowed to never trust a werewolf of any kind...much less fall for one. She struggles to keep that vow when she is rescued by a blond-haired blue-eyed Alpha.

    Frances says: "no ending"
    "no ending"
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    Would you try another book from Amy Blankenship and/or John Davis?

    no i hate books that have no ending. but this book ends in the middle of a chapter


    Has Jaded Blood turned you off from other books in this genre?

    no not this gender but this writer definately


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of John Davis?

    john davis was fine


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    the story was ok but just when it gets interesting it ends almost like this is only half of the story


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Countess

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Lynsay Sands
    • Narrated By Sarah Coomes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (470)
    Performance
    (372)
    Story
    (374)

    The fairy tale courtship did not turn into a happily-ever-after. Not until her husband dropped dead, that is. He had been horrible enough to Christiana during their short marriage, and she was not going to allow the traditional period of mourning to ruin her sisters' debuts as well. So she decides to put him on ice and go on as if nothing's happened.... Until the real earl appears.

    DARA says: "Entertaining!"
    "victorian weekend at bernies"
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    What did you love best about The Countess?

    she was feisty and funny


    What other book might you compare The Countess to and why?

    closest thing i can compare it to is weekend at bernies. i was laughing out loud and people were looking at me funny in the doctors office/


    What about Sarah Coomes’s performance did you like?

    she did a really good job


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    it made me laugh


    Any additional comments?

    loved it would really like to hear more books in this vein from lynsey.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Vlad All Over

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Beth Orsoff
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (21)

    Most schoolteachers count the days until summer vacation, but not Gwen. Sure, she loves her job, but it doesn’t exactly pay well. So when a student’s father asks her to fill in for his nanny for the summer, Gwen should be thrilled. After all, Alexander Romanescu is insanely wealthy, and she adores his daughter, Isabella. And yet… And yet she can’t shake the nagging feeling that saying yes to this man could lead to much more than she bargained for. Not to mention that the gig isn’t even in Los Angeles - it’s at the Romanescu’s isolated estate in Transylvania.

    DebKoo says: "Not a Vampire story!"
    "booring"
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    What disappointed you about Vlad All Over?

    the tediousness of the story


    Has Vlad All Over turned you off from other books in this genre?

    no but i wont read any more by this author


    What didn’t you like about Tanya Eby’s performance?

    she was slow


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    i hate books that dont end this book leaves you hanging

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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