This story starts off fine, but becomes lazy and disjointed halfway through. I began to feel like I was listening to the writer's notes strung together to haphazardly extend the story. It recovers by the end so all in all, this one was just, OK.
The series is fun and I highly recommend it for a "campy" diversion that can be listened to in mixed company. I like listening to the BDB Series because in a lot of ways they remind me of the "campiness" of the once popular 60's television show "Batman". (So "silly" but I just couldn't stop watching it). Regarding the narration: Jim Frangione's dry dispassionate reading has a way of "growing" on you. He is not as distracting as some narrators of other books, but he certainly does not inspire the raw "sexiness" I think the stories hold. Listening to him is like listening to the character Jack from the once popular detective show "Dragnet." I think if you can get this one on sale, it is worth the listen.
Court Gentry is no Mitch Rapp, or Jack Reacher! He is totally different, like a "meld" of James West, Michael Weston, Goku, and The Dark Knight rolled into one! In the Gray Man, Mark Greaney' brings us over the top action, improbable physical endurance, and nonsensical sequenced escapes. His writing, in my opinion, is a bit sophomoric, with screenplay-ish overtones. Certain scenes made me say out loud "Yeah, Right!" But, all in all the book is good fun! Jay Snyder did a superb job narrating. I place him right up there with a few of my favorites like George Guidell, Davina Porter, and Robert Petkoff. The book chapter synchronization of the narrator and the audible app was off, but not so bad that you couldn't find your place. The music was nice, and non-distracting. I do recommend this book, and plan to listen to the next books in the series.
My first reaction to this book, 10 chapters in was: "This is a waist of my credit" but I decided to keep listening, I am glad I hung in there. DESPITE Kathleen Early's distractingly halting, "headline reading" narration I did begin to develop an interest in the story by the 11th chapter. I prefer Karin's Will Trent series, and am a bit disappointed with this ("It's hard to be a woman") offering. I have to rate this book - " JUST OK"
I recommend it, with reservations due to the slow start, which I believe is directly the fault of the poor narration of KE( which speeding up couldn't even fix).
This is a new author for me, and I am soo happy to have found him. I highly recommend this book.
A Good Student Part II is a continuation of Professor Conner Devlin's training sessions of his ultimate "living sex doll", Emma. This isn't a common BDSM book. Elliot Mabeuse withholds nothing! This book is a honest, arousing, raw, gritty, refreshing love story!
Conner, a mature man in his 40's planned to completely dominate Emma, a youthful 20 something. He planned to be her living dildo, and to be the most dominate, and memorable lover she has ever or will ever have. He finds Emma is a willing student, she totally opens up to him, and gives him everything he asks of her. Conner finds that Emma is THE ultimate submissive, eager to learn everything he needs to teach her. She is the best he has ever had. Conner's mind is blown! His plan to love her, and leave her, is thwarted, and he realizes that he never wants to let her go.
The pivotal moment occurs when he realizes - "In my arms was the girl who was killing me, with my own love".
Emma's introspective commentary on her own personal experience with Conner awards us an insightful look into her complete surrender. We travel her journey with her, we see her figuring out who she is, emotionally, and sexually.
We watch them both burn to be free, and see their need to be captured by each other, both emotionally, and sexually. We see them find that "living is in loving".
Mabeuse's use of the dual points of view makes this an awesome story. The male, female narration of Peter Klein, and Mira Noire makes this one of the best erotically beautiful love stories ever recorded.
I highly recommend it.
The story is okay, but the narrator is not a good fit. I listened to the whole thing, but never got used to his take on the characters.
JLB is a new author to me, and I was very delighted to find that not only is his writing and character development very engaging, but audible has almost all of his books! I plan to get them. This is a very well written story. It took me a while to get used to Mr. Hammer's voice as narrator, (he sounded too old for the character of Dave to me) but, I toughed it out (it took two books) and found myself not minding it so much. I highly recommend this book.
If you are like me and enjoy following series, these are some of my favorite detective story authors: Karin Slaughter - (Will Trent), Greg Iles, Michael Connelly, Lee Child, J D Robb, C J Sansom, and John Sandford.
This book reads like Suzanne Wright was either very rushed or just filling space to fill hours. The constant wordy rehashing of "how you made me feel, you didn't claim me, I did it for you, I'll never leave you, I'm lost without you" dribble got to be so-o annoying! I felt like I was being nagged at or in a therapy session throughout the whole book. These same basic sentences were repeated in so many different environments that several times I found myself rolling my eyes upward in exasperation. A couple times I even found myself saying in my head, "Alright! I heard you the first time!" I literally sighed in relief when the book was over! No kidding, I Really, did!
The story is just okay, strong wolf/boy meets pretty wolf/girl, boy forsakes girl, girl gets a life, boy wants her now, girl in danger, boy saves girl, yada yada, and the ride begins. For the first time I think I can honestly say, here is a book with just too much sex! By the last two encounters, I was so over the domination submission stuff, that I was just simply bored. Frankly, there is about an hour or two of those rehashed repeated lines, and a couple sexual encounters that could easily be eliminated, to make this book a joy to listen to. I can't believe I'm going to say this, because I am not a fan of them, but I think an - abridged version of this book would be better.
I do hope SW's next installment on this series will be better and reflect that her head is back " In the writing game!" Because if the next book is similar to this, I'm afraid I will be forced to end my fascination with her series.
Some of the other paranormal authors I like are: Kresley Cole, Jim Butcher, Jeanine Frost, JR Ward, Colleen Callahan, Kevin Hearne, Laura Wright, and Molly Harper.
I do recommend this book with reservations, only because it is a part of the Phoenix Pack series, and characters in each book build upon one another.
Before purchase I didn't read the customer reviews, the book teaser, nothing! I just saw: New From: Kresley Cole, and bought all three books at the same time!
So, I'm listening, and OMG! I was not prepared for what I heard. It's another tie me up, spank my butt, hurt me, f---k me book! I was NOT expecting that from Kresley Cole! She did it well, and I do recommend the books if you like that sort of thing.
But, personally, I have a very hard time finding enjoyment in the idea of pleasure through slave pain. I mean really - Whipping, shackles, gagging, commandments, punishment, bruises, and pain in the bedroom? To a woman like me, is unthinkable. If I had known what the trilogy was really about, up front, I wouldn't have bought them. Why? Because, I see the current - white woman's FSOG fascination as propaganda, the new form of feminine seasoning.
But, I would have missed out on an interesting ride, because if anyone can make slavery and sex, sexy, Kresley can. :)
This story was much improved over the previous one. The mystery was fairly simple to figure out ( I read it in 2014 ), but the journey to it was engaging. I still have to give Dick Hill's narration effort a low score due to his habit of yelling in unnecessary places, but he has improved from 1 to 3 stars. So I do recommend this one. If you are looking for another engaging series try: Karin Slaughter's Will Tripp Series, and of course John Sandford's Prey Series.
This story reads like a fledgling Lee Child effort. I couldn't help thinking: "wow, what a let down!" I admit that I read all of the negative reviews before I purchased it, but I like to make up my own mind. The story could have been so much better with just a few simple tweaks. As is, I do not recommend it if you enjoy a good "who don-nit" that keeps you engaged. But, if your like me; a committed Reacher fan, (because I already bought the next 2 books :)) then you gotta have it.
So, if you buy it, enjoy your rant cause that can be fun too!
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