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J. Somerville

Jennifer

New York | Member Since 2010

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  • Hallowed: An Unearthly Novel, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Cynthia Hand
    • Narrated By Samantha Quan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (245)
    Performance
    (219)
    Story
    (219)

    For months Clara Gardner trained to face the fire from her visions, but she wasn't prepared for the choice she had to make that day. And in the aftermath, she discovered that nothing about being part angel is as straightforward as she thought. Now, torn between her love for Tucker and her complicated feelings about the roles she and Christian seem destined to play in a world that is both dangerous and beautiful, Clara struggles with a shocking revelation: Someone she loves will die in a matter of months.

    Jennifer says: "FABULOUS Story!"
    "After reading the last book, this is better"
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    What made the experience of listening to Hallowed the most enjoyable?

    I really liked how all the characters began growing, and I especially enjoyed the relationship between the characters- main character and mom, main character and friend, brother, boyfriend and ultimately the one she's meant to be with.


    What other book might you compare Hallowed to and why?

    It took me a while to get into the first book, but devoured the second. The series starts slow, but her writing and story telling gets better with each. As to compare it to other books, it stands on it's own.


    Which character – as performed by Samantha Quan – was your favorite?

    I loved all her characters- she did a superb job.


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

    Absolutely.


    Any additional comments?

    Finish the series with this book. I was totally disappointed with the ending of the trilogy. i had to re-write in my head :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Feral Sins: Phoenix Pack, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Suzanne Wright
    • Narrated By Jill Redfield
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1900)
    Performance
    (1754)
    Story
    (1772)

    Taryn Warner is a wolf shifter with extraordinary healing skills - and serious problems. First, her father is determined that she mate for life with a wolf shifter named Roscoe Weston, whom the feisty Taryn can’t stand. To make matters worse, she’s also been kidnapped by Trey Coleman, a dangerous alpha male from another pack. And as much as she wants to resist Trey, Taryn is incredibly, maddeningly attracted to him.

    Paige says: "Surprised they didn't check my ID"
    "I may just be a prude"
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    Would you try another book from Suzanne Wright and/or Jill Redfield?

    I really did not like this book, I fast forwarded most of the book, and each time, it was the same thing. It was a bit too vulgar for me. I think you can be sexy without the characters being so disrespectful to another person. I know it can be done, I love Kresely Cole's book because of it. Just because their wolves doesn't mean you have the right to beat the bejeezus out of your mate


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Not this book.


    What three words best describe Jill Redfield’s performance?

    I really didn't like her male's voice. I am not sure if it annoyed me because of what was coming out of the character's mouth or simply it was the voice. I think it's more of what the character was saying.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Feral Sins?

    The two main characters having sex in front of their wedding guests, and the main character's talking to each other.


    Any additional comments?

    Writing a book is difficult, and this book may be wonderful for someone else. I bought it because of the great reviews, but if you are even a tiny bit of a prude, this may not be for you.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Unearthly

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Cynthia Hand
    • Narrated By Samantha Quan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (386)
    Performance
    (314)
    Story
    (320)

    Clara Gardner has recently learned that she's part angel. Having angel blood run through her veins not only makes her smarter, stronger, and faster than humans (a word, she realizes, that no longer applies to her), but it means she has a purpose, something she was put on this earth to do. Figuring out what that is, though, isn't easy.

    Arwen says: "Engaging and Warm-hearted!"
    "Starts slowly, but give it a chance"
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    What did you love best about Unearthly?

    It took me a day or two to get through the first couple of chapters, but little by little it got better. I really did enjoy it, and loved the lightheartedness, yet grounded characters- no mumbling or muttering characters, or lip biting weak female character.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Strong characters, unexpected love story, and interesting characters.


    Which character – as performed by Samantha Quan – was your favorite?

    Great job!


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

    Not really, but it grew on me. Give it a chance, I couldn't wait to read the second book.


    Any additional comments?

    Yes- love the series, and finished the final installment. End with the second book- loved it. The third book is great, poignant scenes, but I hated the ending.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Poison Princess: Arcana Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Kresley Cole
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin, Keith Nobbs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (683)
    Performance
    (638)
    Story
    (645)

    She could save the world - or destroy it. Sixteen-year-old Evangeline 'Evie' Greene leads a charmed life, until she begins experiencing horrifying hallucinations. When an apocalyptic event decimates her Louisiana hometown, Evie realizes her hallucinations were actually visions of the future - and they're still happening. Fighting for her life and desperate for answers, she must turn to her wrong-side-of-the-bayou classmate: Jack Deveaux. But she can't do either alone.

    Katheryne says: "I have a crush on YA books"
    "Awesome"
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    What made the experience of listening to Poison Princess the most enjoyable?

    I really enjoyed this book, it's hunger game meets the road meets twilight, but still unique on it's own. I really enjoyed the narrator, both were wonderful, and I can't tell you how that makes a difference. I tried listening to another audible book, my husband swears it's a great book (which he read the old fashion way...on his kindle, while I tried listening to it. The narrator was dull, and I have yet to listen to it in its entirety.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The ending...


    Have you listened to any of Emma Galvin and Keith Nobbs ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, but they were both awesome.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Arcane Chronicles, love, survival, and awakening.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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