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  • Time Untime: The Dark Hunter, Book 21

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Sherrilyn Kenyon
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (482)
    Performance
    (445)
    Story
    (453)

    The Mayans aren’t the only ones with a 2012 prophecy.… Long before recorded history, there was a Keetoowah warrior so feared that everyone trembled before his wrath. Only a brutal betrayal by the one closest to him could defeat him. But not even death was the end of a man so strong. Kateri Avani has been plagued her entire life with dreams she doesn’t understand. Images of places she’s never been and of a man she’s never seen. Her quest for answers has driven her to Las Vegas where she hopes to finally silence the demons in her mind. What she never anticipates is coming face to face with the warrior who has haunted her her entire life....

    R. Smith says: "What have they done?"
    "Not a fan of the narrator"
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    What did you love best about Time Untime?

    The return of characters such as Ash of course, Talon & Sunshine, Sasha, Zarek, and Nick.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Ash and Nick's conversation, and the general progression of that story.


    What three words best describe Holter Graham’s performance?

    annoying girl voices


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

    no


    Any additional comments?

    The main story is not as interesting as most SK novels, unless it was just the fact that this was my first SK audio book. I never got to the point of enjoying the narrator even after the 10 hours of listening to him. The female voices were the worst and I do think this took away from the story (a lot). Talon sounded exactly like the gecko on the geico commercials... so wrong!!! All the other DH sounded ok especially Ren (thankfully) and Nick, Ash was mediocre but that is understandable since no one could ever sound like he would. Having read all the DH series, I am a bit disappointed in this book. Most likely because I have been a bit disappointed in the whole new native american offshoot to the stories, I just can't get into them as much as the greek/atlantis or lycanthrope story lines.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dark Wolf: Carpathian (Dark Series, Book 25)

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Christine Feehan
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante, Natalie Ross
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (417)
    Performance
    (394)
    Story
    (397)

    In Dark Lycan, Christine Feehan journeyed into the heart of the Carpathians, and into the souls of two lifemates stirred by the flush of passion and the threat of annihilation. In Dark Wolf, the breathtaking story continues as the bonds of family are imperiled, and the fate of two lovers lies hidden in the seductive shadows between life and death.

    Paulette says: "Dark Wolf is Sensual, Funny, and Marvelous"
    "Not a good stand alone book."
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I realize this book is 25 in the series, but the author claims each book can stand on its own. This is not true. I think this book is only really good to devoted readers of the entire series. I still have 4 hours left, but I don't think I am going to get a good explanation of the differences between the Carpathians and the vampires at this point. I am so confused about the mixed bloods as well, is Dimitri a Carpathian that drank Lycan blood or a Lycan that drank Carpathian blood? And what is a Dragonseeker? None of this is explained in this book, although I'm sure loyal followers of the series already know these details. I am going to finish it, it is not unbearable, just frustrating.. and I don't want to have to research these questions on my own. Eventually I might start at book 1.


    What could Christine Feehan have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Reading it as stand alone, she could have explained the different races better. This story is also lacking the romance and sexual tension I figured it would have, and the action scenes are rather lackluster. Everything comes too easily in this book, there are no real obstacles for the characters to overcome. For instance, Skyler's transition from powerless to powerful came together with just a few rhymes.


    Which character – as performed by Phil Gigante and Natalie Ross – was your favorite?

    Phil and Natalie are hands down my favorite narrators, and were the reason I decided to listen to this book without having read any other in the series. I haven't really become attached to any of the characters, so not sure which ones are my favorite performances. Probably Skyler and Dimitri.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    I would watch it on cable.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Illusion: Chronicles of Nick, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Sherrilyn Kenyon
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (230)
    Performance
    (215)
    Story
    (213)

    Nick Gautier is tired of his destiny. He doesn’t want to be the son of a demon who’s fated to end the world. Nor does he want to see another demon or other preternatural creature who wants to kill or enslave him. He just wants to be normal and have normal problems like everyone else. But normality isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

    Hassan says: "I'm Loving This Series More And More!!!"
    "Much, MUCH better than Book 4"
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    Where does Illusion rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Fairly low overall, just because I do not fit the target audience.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Illusion?

    Nick interacting with his father, Adarian.


    What about Holter Graham’s performance did you like?

    Great voice and great narration, but probably his voice for Acheron is what I like the best!


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

    no.


    Any additional comments?

    I really struggle with enjoying books in the YA genre. I am a die-hard Dark/Dream Hunter fan and have followed this series because of that. I enjoyed books 1-3, hated book 4, but SK has redeemed herself with book 5. It is still of course very YA, but I did not feel like I was being lectured by my mother for a straight 10 hours like book 4 did. It was only the last chapter that felt like a mother's lecture. I was glad to see a lot of characters from the DH series in this book, and that is what truly made it great. I am really interested to see how this series and the changes in Nick's life will play out for the DH series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Morrigan's Cross: Circle Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (646)
    Performance
    (373)
    Story
    (379)

    Standing on the cliffs of 12th-century Ireland following the disappearance of his twin, Hoyt Mac Cionaoith is visited by the goddess Morrigan and is charged with the ultimate of tasks: saving his and all future worlds. His enemy, the beautiful but deadly vampire queen Lilith, has had over 2,000 years of experience in cruelly killing and changing humans into one of her own - including Hoyt's brother, Cian.

    Silke says: "Very enjoyable"
    "This book does not deserve all the good reviews"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Apparently a lot of people did enjoy it, and I don't understand why so not sure who those people are. Maybe die-hard Nora Roberts fans?


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Couldn't wait to be done with Morrigan's Cross, forced myself through it. Picked out my next listen well before I was done with it which is Gena Showalter's Beauty Awakened: Angels of the Dark, Book 2.


    What three words best describe Dick Hill’s performance?

    okay nothing spectacular


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Morrigan's Cross?

    The book left no impression on me and I can't now recall many of the scenes, mostly due to poor character development.


    Any additional comments?

    I have only read one other Nora Roberts book more than 10 years ago, think it was called Divine Evil, I really enjoyed it and still remember some details. I can't say the same for Morrigan's Cross. I don't understand why it has such good reviews, I can only speculate it has something to do with Nora's large fan base that loves anything she does. While I enjoyed the premise of all the characters, they were so poorly developed that I didn't feel like I knew any one of them well by the end of the story. I didn't feel any sexual tension within the romance of the story, and so that part fell majorly flat. The moment I started to think "well maybe this is getting better...", it ended. There is not enough interest for me to go on with the series. The narrator was a little annoying with the female voices, but I find this common with male narrators. Male voices and accents were great, but I didn't really enjoy his voice overall. I would not recommend purchasing this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Styxx: Dark-Hunter, Book 22

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Sherrilyn Kenyon
    • Narrated By Fred Berman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (594)
    Performance
    (568)
    Story
    (571)

    Centuries ago Acheron saved the human race by imprisoning an ancient evil bent on absolute destruction. Now that evil has been unleashed and it is out for revenge. As the twin to Acheron, Styxx hasn’t always been on his brother's side. They've spent more centuries going at each other's throats than protecting their backs. Now Styxx has a chance to prove his loyalty to his brother, but only if he's willing to trade his life and future for Acheron's.

    Catherine says: "Stick with it..."
    "An Epic Book in the Series"
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    What did you like best about this story?

    Although this is part of the Dark Hunter series, it is the first book that is not about a dark hunter. It surprisingly takes you on a journey that has you questioning how much you know and love about the series central character, Acheron. Styxx has an amazing story that rivals Acheron's in every sense, and the ending seamlessly brings together a large cast of characters from the previous 22 books.


    Which character – as performed by Fred Berman – was your favorite?

    Great GREAT overall performance. I do think I enjoyed Acheron's adult voice the best. Galen was great as well.


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

    If it was possible.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Until Dark: Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    Overall
    (7245)
    Performance
    (3801)
    Story
    (3833)

    Vampires have officially "come out of the coffin", and Miss Sookie can't wait for one to come her way.

    Pamela says: "That Vampire Said ...."
    "Ok story and characters / annoying narration"
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    Any additional comments?

    It seems like most reviewers rave about the voice given to Sookie by the narrator, but I think that was the worst part. The accent given to Sookie did not sound like Louisiana and she also sounded very butch and masculine. I had a hard time not picturing her with short hair and wearing blue jeans and a T-shirt, looking like a guy (maybe a cigarette behind one ear). The performance of the narrator, however, was great and I even really liked the guy voices, I just never got used to the voice given to Sookie.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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