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Lotusland Lady

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  • Lair of the Lion

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Christine Feehan
    • Narrated By Abby Craden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (165)
    Performance
    (137)
    Story
    (143)

    Rumor said the powerful Nicolai DeMarco could command the heavens, that the beasts below did his bidding... and that he was doomed to destroy the woman he took as wife. It was whispered he was not wholly human - as untamed as his tawny mane and slashing amber eyes. Impoverished aristocrat Isabella Vernaducci would defy death itself to rescue her imprisoned brother. She’d even brave the haunted, accursed lair of the lion - the menacing palace of legendary, lethal Don Nicolai DeMarco.

    Karen says: "Wish I had read the reviews before purchasing"
    "Narration is annoying."
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    This book is a bodice ripper. I have every book Christine Feehan has written and forgive her her purple prose because she writes such a terrific story. Lair of the Lion is a perfect example, I loved it the first time I read it, which is why I bought it on Audible. But the narrator is so annoying it destroys the fun. Abby Cradens diction is impeccable but she has this very irritating habit of putting the emphasis on the last word in each SENTENCE. Does not matter if the final word is critical or NOT. She always raises her voice each time she hits the final word in every SENTENCE. After awhile this is grates like finger nails on a BLACKBOARD. It begins to drive you CRAZY. Chinese water torture has nothing on her Bloomsbury Valley Girl STYLE. Fortunately Abby Craden is not used for the Dark SERIES. I will avoid her in the FUTURE.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lover Avenged: The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By J.R. Ward
    • Narrated By Jim Frangione
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1908)
    Performance
    (1233)
    Story
    (1236)

    J. R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood novels have introduced readers to a "different, creative, dark, violent, and flat-out amazing" (All About Romance) world. Now, as the vampire warriors defend their race against their slayers, one male's loyalty to the Brotherhood will be tested - and his dangerous mixed blood revealed.

    cmclien says: "One of my favorites so far!"
    "Addictive"
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    I love the series and each Audible book lets me enjoy the novels through listening as well as reading. I have the books in paperback and on my iPod as well. Jim Frangione is perfect as the narrator. These books are fun and exciting and if you like paranormal, profane, tough guys in your love stories you can't beat the Black Dagger series. Just start at the beginning because the stories evolve.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Watership Down

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Richard Adams
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3024)
    Performance
    (2312)
    Story
    (2326)

    Fiver could sense danger. Something terrible was going to happen to the warren; he felt sure of it. They had to leave immediately. So begins a long and perilous journey of survival for a small band of rabbits. As the rabbits skirt danger at every turn, we become acquainted with the band, its humorous characters, and its compelling culture, complete with its own folk history and mythos.

    B. Cable says: "Still one of the best!"
    "A masterpiece well told"
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    I read this book over twenty years ago and loved it. When I got the Audible book I was concerned it would disappoint. It is as glorious a story as ever and the narrator does a perfect job of presenting each character and never getting in the way of the story or the extraordinary writing. Well worth listening to, again and again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Archangel's Storm: Guild Hunter, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Nalini Singh
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (603)
    Performance
    (551)
    Story
    (558)

    With wings of midnight and an affinity for shadows, Jason courts darkness. But now, with the Archangel Neha's consort lying murdered in the jewel-studded palace that was his prison and her rage threatening cataclysmic devastation, Jason steps into the light, knowing he must unearth the murderer before it is too late. Earning Neha's trust comes at a price - Jason must tie himself to her bloodline through the Princess Mahiya, a woman with secrets so dangerous, she trusts no one. Least of all an enemy spymaster.

    Oli says: "Great!"
    "Equally as entertaining as reading the book."
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    I had read this book and while I enjoy all the Archangel novels this was my least favourite. Neither character seemed that compelling. However listening to the audio version I changed my mind. I appreciated the weaving of the Dimitri story with Jason's and I found the female character much more interesting in this version. I enjoyed it and will listen to it again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Darkfever: Fever, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Karen Marie Moning
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2156)
    Performance
    (1167)
    Story
    (1174)

    MacKayla Lane's life is good. She has great friends, a decent job, and a car that breaks down only every other week or so. In other words, she's your perfectly ordinary 21st-century woman. Or so she thinks...until something extraordinary happens.

    Dana says: "Stick with it!"
    "Addictive series"
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    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I loved this series on my Kindle and enjoy it just as much on my iPod. I did find myself laughing out loud at the arguments between Barrone and Mac because they are so human and in a story where humans are not the main event, they are refreshing and well done.


    Any additional comments?

    If you purchase any one of the Fever series you should buy them all since they are really only chapters in a longer novel. Individually they have no resolution but they build to a very exciting conclusion. The first three are voiced by Joyce Bean who does a great job of sounding like a young,pretty, slightly spoiled, southern princess. She is less successful with the very critical character of Jericho Barrone, who sounds like a grumpy leprechaun. The last two books change narrators and tone which is an improvement. But Bean is perfectly fine in the earlier books when Mac is still somewhat naive. However all her male characters tend to sound much the same.

    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
    (16219)
    Performance
    (13480)
    Story
    (14105)

    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.

    Amazon Customer says: "Holy Crap minus the Holy"
    "Production values seemed lacking"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I enjoyed the books but the audio version sounded amateurish. The narrator was likely selected because she sounded young, and that makes sense, because the heroine starts out as a college aged, innocent and unsophisticated girl. But, Christian, the hero, is anything but innocent. He is powerful and very rich businessman, under rigid control, very confident and privately tormented by his past. This does not come across at all. The sexual tension, the slow buildup of emotion, the growing trust all have a single value in this version of the book. I was disappointed and will not buy the rest of the series in an audio format.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Neon Rain: A Dave Robicheaux Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3099)
    Performance
    (1894)
    Story
    (1889)

    New York Times best-selling author James Lee Burke's Dave Robicheaux novels began with this first hard-hitting entry in the series. In The Neon Rain, Detective Robicheaux fishes a prostitute's corpse from a New Orleans bayou and finds that no one, not even the law, cares about a dead hooker.

    S. Sand says: "The perfect combination of author and narrator"
    "Gripping story and masterful use of language."
    Overall

    The Neon Rain is the first audiobook I have listened to without having read the book first. I was completely caught up and fascinated by the story and the rich, almost operatic imagery James Lee Burke lays down to create the moods and colours of New Orleans at the end of the 20th century.
    The narrator, Will Patton, delivers the work impeccably. The combination works flawlessly.
    I am sure the book will be as gripping and dark on the page but listening to the story being read to me while lying in a darkened room was an intimate and often harrowing experience, redeemed by the basic decency of the main character and the talents of both artists.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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