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Sharon

WEST FRANKFORT, ILLINOIS, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • Slade: The Shadow Wranglers Series #4

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Sarah McCarty
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (265)
    Performance
    (245)
    Story
    (242)

    Slade needs a cure, but what he finds is a savior, in the latest paranormal romance from national best-selling author Sarah McCarty. Contains mature themes.

    Sharon says: "Great!"
    "Great!"
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    Just like the first three in this series, this book is great. Narration and story make for another awesome listen.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Anne Perry: The Murder of the Century

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Peter Graham
    • Narrated By Eric Brooks
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    On June 22, 1954, teenage friends Juliet Hulme - better known as best-selling mystery writer Anne Perry - and Pauline Parker went for a walk in a New Zealand park with Pauline’s mother, Honora. Half an hour later, the girls returned alone, claiming that Pauline’s mother had had an accident. But when Honora Parker was found in a pool of blood with the brick used to bludgeon her to death close at hand, Juliet and Pauline were quickly arrested, and later confessed to the killing.

    Sharon says: "Longest listen ever!"
    "Longest listen ever!"
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    Would you try another book from Peter Graham and/or Eric Brooks?

    I seriously doubt it.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Peter Graham? Why or why not?

    My answer would depend on the subject matter of the next book. This book was titled "Anne Perry: The Murder of the Century" but it should have been titled something like "A Deep Psychiatric Dive into Mind of a Possibly Homosexual Murderer that Lived in Wonderland." There was far too much psychiatric analysis - and I enjoy that perspective but, this was overkill.


    How could the performance have been better?

    A different narrator could help but I would have preferred reading it myself to the dull narration.


    Did Anne Perry inspire you to do anything?

    Nothing new.


    Any additional comments?

    Read the book if you want the information but be prepared for excess droll. The timeline and subject jumps around constantly too.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Kiss of the Highlander: Highlander, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Karen Marie Moning
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1198)
    Performance
    (705)
    Story
    (696)

    Enchanted by a powerful spell, Highland laird Drustan MacKeltar slumbered for nearly five centuries hidden deep in a cave, until an unlikely savior awakened him. The enticing lass who dressed and spoke like no woman he'd ever known was from his distant future, where crumbled ruins were all that remained of his vanished world.

    Brenda says: "Could stand alone in the series"
    "There are only a few words needed for this one..."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Oh my gosh!!! The best so far!!! I'm tempted to start it over again and I just finished!


    What other book might you compare Kiss of the Highlander to and why?

    I've read them in order and they are all great but this one deserves 10 stars!


    What about Phil Gigante’s performance did you like?

    Oh his Scottish brogue melts me!


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

    I cried - I'm not a crier.


    Any additional comments?

    WOW

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Driving Mr. Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3500)
    Performance
    (3184)
    Story
    (3180)

    Miranda Puckett has failed at every job she’s ever had. Her mother just wants her to come home, join the family law firm, and settle down with Jason, the perfect lawyer boyfriend. But when Jason turns out to be a lying cheater, Miranda seizes on a job that gets her out of town: long-distance vampire transportation. Her first assignment is to drive vampire Collin Sutherland from Washington to sleepy Half Moon Hollow without incident—no small feat for a woman whom trouble seems to follow like a faithful hound dog!

    Ducky says: "Molly Harper can't write fast enough for me!!!!"
    "Loved it!"
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    I'd loved everything Molly Harper has written to date! Amanda Ronconi is the perfect narrator for this series. Well, this book is really a spin off of the original series with guest appearances by charactors. .

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Heat: Big Bad Wolf Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Heather Killough-Walden
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
    Overall
    (267)
    Performance
    (234)
    Story
    (236)

    In the debut to Heather Killough-Walden's Big Bad Wolf series, Lily St. Claire is in for a surprise when she moves back to her Louisiana hometown and finds two alpha werewolves fighting to claim her as their mate. Contains mature themes.

    Robbie says: "Lots of Heat, Very Little Fire"
    "Narrator problems..."
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    The story was good and solid but I had to try three different times to get through the narrator's accent. Please don't get me wrong - he's a good narrator but his own British or Australian (I really couldn't tell WHAT his accent was) totally destroyed the LA accents needed for this book. And the voice he used for Tabatha had me flashing back to my youth and Saturday mornings with H R Pufnstuf. Overall, even though I enjoyed the story I won't purchase any more in the series unless they change the narrator. I will try a more appropriate book using this guy though.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Glass Houses: Morganville Vampires, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Rachel Caine
    • Narrated By Cynthia Holloway
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (841)
    Performance
    (542)
    Story
    (549)

    Morganville, Texas, is a small college town filled with quirky characters. But when the sun goes down, the bad come out. Because in Morganville, there is an evil that lurks in the darkest shadows---one that will spill out into the bright light of day.

    Justin says: "Be Aware.."
    "I really like this entire series..."
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    I've read each book as it's released and they are all great. Please don't consider just for YA.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26745)
    Performance
    (13382)
    Story
    (13427)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The most celebrated performance in all of Audible’s history, The Help has nearly 2,000 5-star reviews from your fellow listeners. We hear the print book’s not bad, either. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.

    Jan says: "What a great surprise!"
    "This is one of the best..."
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    I read around 150 books each year (yes, it's a hobby!) and "The Help" is among my top five in a lifetime filled with books. You laugh, cry, cheer and fear for these wonderful women! YOU CANNOT GO WRONG WITH THIS CHOICE. Oh, and the book is MUCH better than the movie!

    I REALLY wish the author would consider a sequel to this book. : )

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Richard Paul Evans
    • Narrated By Fred Berman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (768)
    Performance
    (663)
    Story
    (661)

    To everyone at Meridian High School, Michael Vey is an ordinary 14-year-old. In fact, the only thing that seems to set him apart is the fact that he has Tourette's syndrome. But Michael is anything but ordinary. Michael has special powers. Electric powers....

    Kraig says: "Your never too old to enjoy a good story"
    "Not just for YA"
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    I'm over 40 and really enjoyed this book. I'm looking forward to the next in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22961)
    Performance
    (9599)
    Story
    (9671)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: How do you one-up a book that’s already a global literary phenomenon? Hire Simon Vance to (flawlessly) interpret the loves, lives, and murders of Sweden’s cold and secret-filled world. A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue. It's about the disappearance 40 years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden.

    Pamela Murphy says: "COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN"
    "Unfortunately....."
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    I should have listened to the others that stated the first three hours were pure torment! I've purchased over 200 Audible books and this is one of three that I couldn't make myself listen through to the end. It is probably a great book but I'll just have to wait for the movie. If you feel you can handle three hours of history and confusion, go for it - it may be worth it by the end. I gave it two stars in each category because of the possibilities after hour three.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • You Slay Me: Aisling Grey, Guardian, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Katie MacAlister
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    Overall
    (579)
    Performance
    (320)
    Story
    (321)

    You Slay Me is a lusty romance novel with amusing supernatural undercurrents. When courier Aisling Grey is dispatched to Paris to deliver a priceless dragon statue to a rich and eccentric female collector, she finds the intended recipient the apparent victim of a demonic ritual. And that's just the beginning of Aisling's discoveries.

    E. Moore says: "You Slay Me, With Dry Mouth"
    "Beware of narrator...."
    Overall

    I could have enjoyed this book so much more without the mouth smacking and swallowing. Every narrator has his/her moments but this was constant throughout the reading. I've never taken the time to comment negatively on a narrator but feel others should be forewarned. The other books in the series have the same narrator so I will be passing on this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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