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Linda

Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!

Tuscaloosa, AL, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Claim Me (The Stark Trilogy)

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By J. Kenner
    • Narrated By Sofia Willingham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (584)
    Performance
    (545)
    Story
    (551)

    Damien Stark’s need is palpable - his need for pleasure, his need for control, his need for me. Beautiful and brilliant yet tortured at his core, he is in every way my match. I have agreed to be his alone, and now I want him to be fully mine. I want us to possess each other beyond the sweetest edge of our ecstasy, into the deepest desires of our souls. To let the fire that burns between us consume us both. But there are dark places within Damien that not even our wildest passion can touch. I yearn to know his secrets, yearn for him to surrender to me as I have surrendered to him. But our troubled pasts will either bind us close...or shatter us completely.

    Katheryne says: "50 Shades better than the rest..."
    "Please..."COMPLETE ME"...ASAP"
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    Would you listen to Claim Me again? Why?

    Hell yea!!!! I listened to Release Me twice as well. I never thought I could fall in love with anyone other than Christian Grey until I met Damien Stark.....


    What other book might you compare Claim Me to and why?

    Grey, Bastard, Stranger, Gidion....Billionaire's who love their women....but there's something about Damien and Nikki's story that makes me hold my breath too!!!!


    Which character – as performed by Sofia Willingham – was your favorite?

    I liked Nikki in this story...her strength is developing...with Damien's help...The first book I was little confused by the narration but I thought it has a purpose and it shows in this book...I love it now!


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

    I was a little anxious near the end...I thought I had put too much trust in Damien...but it ended fabulously....


    Any additional comments?

    When is Complete Me coming out? Not too fast enough for me!!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Woodcutter

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Reginald Hill
    • Narrated By Jonathan Keeble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1013)
    Performance
    (721)
    Story
    (717)

    Wolf Hadda's life was a fairytale - successful businessman and adored husband. But a knock on the door one morning ends it all. Universally reviled, thrown into prison, Wolf retreats into silence. Seven years later Wolf begins to talk to the prison psychiatrist and receives parole to return home. But there's a mysterious period in Wolf's past when he was known as the Woodcutter. Now the Woodcutter is back, looking for truth and revenge...

    Diana says: "One of my favorite Reginald Hill books!"
    "This is a 10!"
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    When I can visualize every scene, smell the smoke as it rises from the chimney, feel Wolf's scars, hear his scream on the mountain and taste the strong black coffee he drinks I know I have just listened to one of the most amazing stories I have ever read or heard. The narration was just as amazing in bringing this wonderful story to life. If you don't listen for yourself, you are missing out!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Carnal Secrets: The Phoenix Pack, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Suzanne Wright
    • Narrated By Jill Redfield
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (588)
    Performance
    (543)
    Story
    (545)

    Half-shifter Shaya Critchley may hold a submissive role in her wolf pack, but the petite redhead refuses to let an Alpha male interfere in her life. Furious and humiliated after her mate refused to claim her, she runs off to hide among the humans. Why wait around for an Alpha male to love her when he’d obviously prefer to ignore her?

    Falon says: "It was more couples therapy then action..."
    "Same story...only the names have changed!"
    Overall
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    Jill Redfield got me through this listen. This series has lost it's zip for me. The story is dull and the ending is the same....This series is on hold for me right now.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Midnight Bayou

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By James Daniels, Sandra Burr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (744)
    Performance
    (588)
    Story
    (593)

    Declan Fitzgerald had always been the family maverick, but even he couldn't understand his impulse to buy a dilapidated mansion on the outskirts of New Orleans. All he knew was that ever since he saw Manet Hall, he'd been enchanted - and obsessed - with it. So when the opportunity to buy the house comes up Declan jumps at the chance to live out a dream.

    Phyllis says: "Not the Norm"
    "Very Nora Roberts!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Ghostly....Unique story, would love to listen to more of their story. The last 30 minutes gave me goose bumps! The narrator sucked...there is no other word to describe him, it could have been a 5 with a better narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Once Burned: A Night Prince Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Jeaniene Frost
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2207)
    Performance
    (2045)
    Story
    (2037)

    After a tragic accident scarred her body and destroyed her dreams, Leila never imagined that the worst was still to come: a terrifying ability to channel electricity and to see a person's darkest secrets through a single touch. Leila is doomed to a life of solitude ... until creatures of the night kidnap her, forcing her to reach out with a telepathic distress call to the world's most infamous vampire. Vlad Tepesh inspired the greatest vampire legend of all - but whatever you do, don't call him Dracula.

    decembergrit says: "EXCITING NEW SERIES"
    "Not quite Cat and Bones....but close!"
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    If you love Cat and Bones I think you will like this new series. This series is a "cousin" to Cat and Bones and they are even mentioned. Very hot and sexy couple Vlad and Leila are just getting to know each other, they both have unique powers and I believe they are on their way to being a super couple fighting the bad guys. The narrator is great and has really great accents, I get goose bumps when she does Bones because I love him so much!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fear Nothing: Detective D. D. Warren, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Lisa Gardner
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (429)
    Performance
    (376)
    Story
    (373)

    The last thing Boston Detective D. D. Warren remembers is walking the crime scene after dark. Then, a creaking floorboard, a low voice crooning in her ear… She is later told she managed to discharge her weapon three times. All she knows is that she is seriously injured, unable to move her left arm, unable to return to work. My sister is Shana Day, a notorious murderer who first killed at fourteen. Incarcerated for thirty years, she has now murdered more people while in prison than she did as a free woman.

    Charles Atkinson says: "Fascinating look at a killer family!"
    "Trust your author!"
    Overall
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    Story

    I debated listening due to the bad reviews, but I love Lisa Gardner and never have been disappointed by any of her books. I loved this book. Creepy is her style and it is on full display here. Kirsten Potter is excellent as always. Look beyond the reviews and have trust in the author, if you have loved them in the past more than likely they won't disappoint.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Real

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Katy Evans
    • Narrated By Charlotte Penfield
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (468)
    Performance
    (439)
    Story
    (438)

    One night was all it took, and I forgot everything and anything except the sexy fighter in the ring who sets my mind ablaze and my body on fire with wanting. Remington Tate is the strongest, most confusing man I've ever met in my life. He's the star of the dangerous underground fighting circuit, and I'm drawn to him as I've never been drawn to anything in my life. I forget who I am, what I want, with just one look from him. When he's near, I need to remind myself that I am strong - but he is stronger.

    Jordy says: "5 SERIOUSLY SMOKING HOT INTENSE STARS!!! "
    "Foreplay on tape...."
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    This listen was a little immature for my taste. Part one was all about the foreplay and part two the sex. I did not enjoy the narrator, she added to the immaturity of the story. Now Book 2, I see, is from Remy's point of view and narrated by Sebastion York, this may be more my style so I just may give it a chance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Untamed: Medieval Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Lowell
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    Overall
    (324)
    Performance
    (192)
    Story
    (194)

    A hero of the crusades, Dominic le Sabre has returned in glory and in triumph to claim his reward: the beautiful Saxon bride awarded to him by the conqueror king. But Lady Margaret of the Blackthorne cannot yield to the bold Norman invader.

    Diana says: "Perfect!"
    ""Danger is my mistress, my wife, my child...""
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I loved this medieval romance. Unique plot, beautiful love story with lots of suspense and great characters. Sexually tasteful, the little falcon and brave warrior make a grand duo! The narrator was wonderful at times but grizzly voiced at others, the wonderful outweighed the not though and I really enjoyed her. I will continue on with 2 & 3 and I wish she would write Sven's story as he is the most mysterious character of all.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Weight of Blood: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Laura McHugh
    • Narrated By Dorothy Dillingham Blue, Shannon McManus, Sofia Willingham
    Overall
    (167)
    Performance
    (156)
    Story
    (154)

    The town of Henbane sits deep in the Ozark Mountains. Folks there still whisper about Lucy Dane's mother, a bewitching stranger who appeared long enough to marry Carl Dane and then vanished when Lucy was just a child. Now on the brink of adulthood, Lucy experiences another loss when her friend Cheri disappears and is then found murdered, her body placed on display for all to see.

    John S says: "Not too bad but you have to pay attention."
    "Just WOW......."
    Overall
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    I tried to come up with an eyecatching headline but this book has so much it wouldn't fit. First the story, intense and thrilling, it gave me palpitations. Second, the writing, beautiful, descriptive and melodic, I can picture every tree, clapboard on the old houses, gardens and dark areas that I won't give away. Lastly, the narration, primarily told by mother and daughter, I didn't realize this until midway through part one. I already love Sofia Willingham and the others did a great job too. This is the first book in a long time I wanted to relisten to immediately upon finishing it. I highly recommend.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • She Can Run

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Melinda Leigh
    • Narrated By Amy Rubinate
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (215)
    Performance
    (191)
    Story
    (191)

    Ten months ago, Elizabeth Baker uncovered a dangerous secret about her politician husband - a secret that nearly got her killed. Now she and her children are running for their lives. When Beth is hired as the caretaker of a remote Pennsylvania estate, she dares to hope she has found a corner of the world where Congressman Richard Baker can’t find them. But when her new boss dies suddenly and his nephew inherits the estate, Beth is faced with outwitting a former homicide detective who is very smart, very suspicious - and very attractive.

    Lynda says: "Fast moving"
    "Amateurish and predictable...."
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    So you are running from an abusive husband and you and your kids spend the night in a house with three strange drunk men.....that is the amateurish and of course you fall in love with one of them and almost get murdered...twice! In the end, all is happily ever after....that is the predictable. I did not get the narrator and I will not continue on with the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cum For The Viking

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 16 mins)
    • By Virginia Wade
    • Narrated By Anne Johnstonbrown
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (29)

    In the lawless age of the Vikings... Called a witch by the villagers, the lovely and abandoned Lora Green is confronted with an invasion of fair-haired raiders. Once captured, she finds herself in the clutches of Bram Laxdale, a Norseman of stunning good looks and sexual prowess. As if one seducer wasn't enough, she meets Matheus Hrolf, a Danish merchant, who steals her innocence and her heart.

    James says: "High Quality Production"
    "Viking story it is not!"
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    A short bit of erotica written in the time of Vikings with a couple of hunks with Viking names. The premise could lead to a good story. The narrator is almost there. If you like a quickie for a change...try it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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