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Denise

Wilton Manors, FL, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • Kiss of Crimson: The Midnight Breed, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Lara Adrian
    • Narrated By Hillary Huber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (947)
    Performance
    (591)
    Story
    (594)

    He comes to her more dead than alive, a towering black-clad stranger riddled with bullets and rapidly losing blood. As she struggles to save him, veterinarian Tess Culver is unaware that the man calling himself Dante is no man at all but one of the Breed, vampire warriors engaged in a desperate battle.

    Denise says: "The Midnight Breed series is GREAT!!"
    "The Midnight Breed series is GREAT!!"
    Overall

    I happened on Lara Adrian's books by accident and I am so happy I did. I find this series to be extremely entertaining, well thought out, and written very well. This is the second book in the series and I can hardly wait for each of the installments to hit the book stores. Now that they are on Audible, I am a very happy camper. I love to listen to the books as I read along because I want to know how some of the words and names of the characters are pronounced. I can also get into a very Zen kin of place and really get into the Breed world. After the first intense listening, I can listen while I do housework, laundry etc. It seems to makes the work go faster too!! BONUS!!!

    I hope Audible continues to carry Ms. Adrian's books. She has 7 books in print and the 8TH is due in print on Aug.31,2010. Who knows, maybe Audible will catch up by then and ALL HER BOOKS WILL BE ON AVAILABLE ON AUDIBLE!!!

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Dark Peril: Dark Series, Book 21

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Christine Feehan
    • Narrated By Natalie Ross, Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (589)
    Performance
    (339)
    Story
    (340)

    Dominic, of the Dragonseeker lineage - one of the most powerful of the Carpathian lines - is desperate to go to the very heart of the enemy camp and learn their plans. There’s only one way to do so: ingest the parasitic blood of a vampire. Solange Sangria is one of the last of the jaguar people, a royal pureblood, a dying species that cannot recover from bad decisions made over hundreds of years. Now, at the end of their time, they find each other - an obstacle neither saw coming, and which neither can hope to ignore.

    Scottie in TX says: "Dark Peril Satisfies!"
    "Awesome!!!"
    Overall

    I have always loved Christine Feehan's books, some more than others. This story of Dominic and Solange has to be one of the more recent favorites. I love the stories of the Jaguar people and knowing how Solange felt about men in prior books, I was anxious to see how she would have her story unfold. I think it is a great story, more romantic even than some in the past. And I LOVE the way Natalie Ross and Phil Gigante read for this book. I think it very interesting how they use the voice modulator to differentiate the mind to mind talk as apposed to the speaking out loud. Mr. Gigante does a wonderful job with the Carpathian language, where a lot of readers probably wouldn't even attempt it. Bravo.......I hope that they are used for more books in the future. Their voices compliment each other perfectly!!! In my opinion..........

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • No Mercy: A Dark-Hunter Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Sherrilyn Kenyon
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (573)
    Performance
    (337)
    Story
    (341)

    Live fast, fight hard, and if you have to die, then take as many of your enemies with you as you can. That is the Amazon credo, and it was one Samia lived and died by. Now, in contemporary New Orleans, the immortal Amazon warrior is about to learn that there’s a worse evil coming to slaughter mankind than she’s ever faced before.

    Patricia says: "Amazing...as always"
    "Sherrilyn Kenyon still going strong!!"
    Overall

    Just when a lot thought that with Acheron, the series of the Dark-Hunters would end, but oh were we wrong!!! I love the turn these books are taking. I did find that there were less love scenes in this book but a lot was implied instead of spoken and I still felt the passion of Dev and Sam through out the book. I can't wait for the next installment and have to wonder who it will be about...........I do have my ideas from subtle hints in the book. Personally.....I think it was a great book and once again love Holter Graham, I just wish these narrators would get a prep sheet, as it were, from the author on name pronunciation of people and places and the different languages spoken (even if it is made up). I guess this is a subject I would need to take up with the publisher. Again.....this is only MY opinion.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Sin Undone

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Larissa Ione
    • Narrated By Ava Camille Edwards
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (282)
    Performance
    (198)
    Story
    (200)

    As the only female Seminus demon ever born, master assassin Sinead Donnelly is used to being treated like an outcast. She spent decades enslaved, and now vows she'll die before she'll relinquish her freedom again. Then Sin's innate ability to kill her enemies goes awry: She creates a lethal new werewolf virus that sparks a firestorm of panic and violence....

    Linda says: "Great book, awful narrator"
    "I want more!!! Larissa Ione ROCKS!!!!"
    Overall

    I started reading Larissa Ione just recently and I have to saw, she really know how to grab a sci-fi, fantasy addict!!! I love this whole series and am hoping that the rest of this series will end up on Audible. Sooner rather than later.!! The stories in the Demonica series (Sin Undone) really make me think....why not a demon hospital with hunky werewolf and dhampir, (rare cross between a werewolf and a vampire) as EMTs? Audible would really do good to get the others of this series (that are out on audio, just not on Audible).
    I also like Sydney Croft which is Larissa Ione and Stephanie Tyler writing together. The comfort zone was pushed a little with some of those.....but I got over that real fast.....Great stories all.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Safe Harbor: Drake Sisters, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Christine Feehan
    • Narrated By Alyssa Bresnahan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (376)
    Performance
    (224)
    Story
    (227)

    One of seven daughters in a line of extraordinary women, stunning Hannah Drake has been the elusive object of affection for Sheriff Jonas Harrington for as long as he can remember. If only she was driven by a passion other than her career. But Jonas isn't the only one with desires for Hannah. From the shadows has emerged a vengeful figure who stalks the beauty, intending to destroy her. Can her sisters’ special powers keep her from harm, and will Jonas catch the elusive assailant?

    Denise says: "Christine Feehan at her best!!"
    "Christine Feehan at her best!!"
    Overall

    This is my favorite of the Drake Sisters books, followed by Joley's story. This is another author who creates a world (and town) I would love to live in. Sea Haven is so perfect, where everyone looks out for everyone else and what a great law enforcement team, Jonas and Jackson, WOW!! I love Jonas and Hannah and that Jonas loves her NO MATTER WHAT!! Great love story without being too corny. Alyssa Bresnahan was, in my opinion, the perfect choice for the narrator as well. Thank you Ms. Feehan for bringing us another winner and thank you Audible for having her books!!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Archangel's Kiss: Guild Hunter, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Nalini Singh
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1095)
    Performance
    (825)
    Story
    (829)

    Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux wakes from a year-long coma to find that she has become an angel and that her lover, the stunningly dangerous archangel Raphael, likes having her under his control. But almost immediately, Raphael must ready Elena for a flight to Beijing, to attend a ball thrown by the archangel Lijuan. Ancient and without conscience, Lijuan's power lies with the dead. And she has organized the most perfect and most vicious of welcomes for Elena.

    Sydney says: "What a find!"
    "I love this series!!"
    Overall

    I am so very happy that Nalini Singh has been put on Audible. I really enjoy her books. To me, they are always so well thought out and a total surprise when I get to the end and think I have it all figured out.......but don't.She writes worlds that I wish I were a part of. I am hoping to see her Psy/Changeling series on Audible SOON (PLEASE)!!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Sucks to Be Me: The All-True Confessions of Mina Hamilton, Teen Vampire (maybe)

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Kimberly Pauley
    • Narrated By Nancy Wu
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (26)

    Mina Hamilton's parents want her dead. (Or undead to be precise.) They're vampires, and like it or not, Mina must decide whether to become a vampire herself. But Mina's more interested in hanging out with best friend Serena and trying to catch the eye of the too-hot-for-high-school Nathan Able than in the vampire training classes she's being forced to take. How's a girl supposed to find the perfect prom date and pass third-year French when her mom and dad are breathing down her neck - literally?

    Denise says: "Cute story!"
    "Cute story!"
    Overall

    This was a cute vampire story and I was intrigued enough to buy the next in the series, "Still Sucks.....". Different from your normal vampire book, no bloody feedings etc., just a girl in High School trying to deal with everyday teen issues when the parental units drop the bomb. To be.....or not to be a vampire. Like she doesn't have enough junk in her life, Mina must make the big choice. Had a few good one liners and was funny at times. Hope you enjoy it too.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Midnight Awakening : The Midnight Breed, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Lara Adrian
    • Narrated By Hillary Huber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (773)
    Performance
    (478)
    Story
    (480)

    With a dagger in her hand and vengeance on her mind, Darkhaven beauty Elise Chase prowls Boston's streets in search of retribution against the Rogue vampires who took from her everything she cherished. Using an extraordinary psychic gift, she tracks her prey, well aware that the power she possesses is destroying her. She must learn to harness this gift, and for that she can turn to only one man: the deadliest of the Breed warriors, Tegan.

    CT Phipps says: "Narrator dropped the ball!"
    "Another Winner!!"
    Overall

    I really enjoy the fact that Lara Adrian has taken the vampire story and put her own very creative twist to it. I have read the whole series and was really pleased to see it on Audible. In my opinion, Ms. Adrian has a cleaver imagination and I hope the rest of the series makes it to audio (and soon)!!! I loved the story of Elise and Tegan when I read it, and I wasn't disappointed at all when I listed to it. I do like Hillary Huber's narration and hope to see (or should I say hear) her back on future reads.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Infinity: Chronicles of Nick

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Sherrilyn Kenyon
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    Overall
    (1013)
    Performance
    (687)
    Story
    (697)

    At 14, Nick Gautier thinks he knows everything about the world around him. Streetwise, tough and savvy, his quick sarcasm is the stuff of legends - until the night when his best friends try to kill him. Saved by a mysterious warrior who has more fighting skills than Chuck Norris, Nick is sucked into the realm of the Dark-Hunters: immortal vampire slayers who risk everything to save humanity.

    Jeanie Jenkins says: "Fantastic Prequel/Sequel to the Dark Hunter Series"
    "Great start for Nick's saga!!"
    Overall

    I really loved this book and was surprised really. I will watch zombie movies IE: Resident Evil, however I had no desire to read about them.That being said, I am a huge fan of Sherrilyn Kenyon so I trusted her and took a chance and she has changed my mind, at least in Nick's saga. I had so many questions about Nick and didn't like what she did to him in the Dark Hunter books. I see now, she had a plan all along on what she was doing with Nick's character. I know this review sounds kind of weird, but I don't want to give anything away for those who haven't read this book or the Dark Hunter books. All I can say is, trust the master of this series and the DH series. She has it all worked out and if you love Sherrilyn Kenyon's work, you will not be disappointed!! I can't wait for the next installment in Nick's story!!GREAT BOOK!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Amazon's Curse

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 21 mins)
    • By Gena Showalter
    • Narrated By Savannah Richards
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (248)
    Performance
    (132)
    Story
    (135)

    A tale of Atlantis, Gena Showalter's mythical world of immortals, magic, and dark seduction! Zane, a fierce vampire warrior, has been enslaved by the Amazons. Nola, a lovely Amazon soldier, has been cursed with invisibility. Now, these two stubborn enemies must overcome the pasts that haunt them and embrace a love that can set them free.

    Denise says: "Good but could have been better"
    "Good but could have been better"
    Overall

    Let me start by saying I love Gena Showalter, and giving this 4 stars is so hard for me. I feel like I have just insulted a Goddess or slapped the Queen. From what I can tell, this was read off of the original ebook that was released a while ago and I was expecting it to be the same as it was when published in the book Into The Dark. When I email Gena about this, she told me that there was a word limit to the ebook and that she had lengthened the stories in Into The Dark which had no word count. Author's have no say as to which version is released on audio, I believe that is the publisher's choice. This would have been a lot better if the longer version had been done on audio, but that is only my opinion. The story is still very good.

    This story starts where Vampire's Bride, book 4 in the Atlantis series leaves off. This novella features Zane, a vampire warrior and his hope to be love, Nola, a Amazon soldier.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Shadow Game: GhostWalkers, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Christine Feehan
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (805)
    Performance
    (544)
    Story
    (556)

    A man and woman possessed of telekinetic powers. She is the doctor. He is the experiment. What comes between them is a terrifying secret history that could save them or destroy them.

    Jane says: "Not enough happening."
    "Awesome Book!!!"
    Overall

    I love this series and was so glad to see Shadow Game, which is book 1 in the GhostWalker series, was finally picked up for audio. Shadow Game sets up the whole series about Doctor Peter Whitney who experiments on men to make the perfect commando team that can work together, talk to each other without speaking, have paranormal powers like being able to make guards look the other way, blending in with the background and control over animals. They also have super hearing and can see in the dark. When Dr Lily Whitney, Dr Peter Whitney's daughter, who also has the same type of powers as the men, is brought in on the project, she wonders if her father is a genius or a madman. Of course there is a love story as well that will blow your mind.

    The narrator, Tom Stechschulte, is a brilliant choice for this series. He has a different voice for each of the GhostWalkers (the team of men in this series), and having listened to the other books in this series, he keeps the voices true to each character, in each book. Awesome!!

    Christine Feehan is such a good author and I always have a hard time waiting for her next book to come out, no matter which series it is in. I really loved this book and will listen to it again and again.

    16 of 20 people found this review helpful

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