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ratings
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REVIEWS
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FOLLOWING
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FOLLOWERS
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HELPFUL VOTES
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  • Vanish: A Firelight Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Sophie Jordan
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (318)
    Performance
    (288)
    Story
    (294)

    To save the life of the boy she loves, Jacinda did the unthinkable: She betrayed the most closely guarded secret of her kind. Now she must return to the protection of her pride knowing she might never see Will again... and worse, that because his mind has been shaded, Will's memories of that fateful night and why she had to flee are gone. she clings to the hope that someday they will be together again.

    Lynn says: "Way too much self loathing!"
    "yes and no"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    a less predictable/cliché story (romance), and a less headstrong heroine


    Has Vanish turned you off from other books in this genre?

    yes and no. I like paranormal, but this series is yet another example of the many many stories that build an interesting world with good characters and then fill it with a mediocre and predictable romance.


    What aspect of Therese Plummer’s performance would you have changed?

    Have listened to several of her performances, and she only has one male voice, which she uses for all males in every book. So too bad it isn't a very good male voice, to me it sounds like a 40-50 year old man wearing a suit, which is a problem when the hero is 18 and still in high school. Otherwise her narration is pleasant to listen to.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Goddess of the Hunt

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Tessa Dare
    • Narrated By Helen Moore-Gillon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (62)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (60)

    Ever the bold adventuress, Lucy Waltham has decided to go hunting for a husband. But first she needs some target practice. So she turns to her brother's best friend, Jeremy Trescott, the Earl of Kendall, to hone her seductive wiles on him before setting her sights on another man. But her practice kisses spark a smoldering passion that could send all her plans up in smoke.

    Kimberly says: "Ruined by poor narration"
    "Okay romance, BAD narrator!!!!"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I think the romance was very entertaining for most parts, but the narrator was so bad that I couldn't finish listening! So will have to do without the ending unless by some chance that it will be recorded with a more skilled narrator. The narrator was very droll, slow, pronounced every word as if she was dictating. Her male male voices were very nasal, and made every male sound the same and as an old snobbish aunt!!


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Feral Sins: Phoenix Pack, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Suzanne Wright
    • Narrated By Jill Redfield
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2107)
    Performance
    (1940)
    Story
    (1956)

    Taryn Warner is a wolf shifter with extraordinary healing skills - and serious problems. First, her father is determined that she mate for life with a wolf shifter named Roscoe Weston, whom the feisty Taryn can’t stand. To make matters worse, she’s also been kidnapped by Trey Coleman, a dangerous alpha male from another pack. And as much as she wants to resist Trey, Taryn is incredibly, maddeningly attracted to him.

    Paige says: "Surprised they didn't check my ID"
    "Not enough story, mostly sex"
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    What disappointed you about Feral Sins?

    Normally I have nothing against sex scenes, but this book had - I am sorry to say- too many of them, and even though they to some degree do describe the relationship between the main characters, they began to repeat them self. Yes, the sex in this book is about dominance, and yes she will never beg -got it after the first few sex scenes. No need to repeat that over and over just varying the positions and surroundings!!! And if you take away the sex there is not much story left.


    What could Suzanne Wright have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    More story! The universe is good, and the characters interesting -or would be if we ever got a chance to know them better, and not just the main characters. And them we only get to know as sexual beings with mating issues.Also, The first part of the book had some nice swearing I really enjoyed, but then later on most of the swearing had subsided, too bad.


    What about Jill Redfield’s performance did you like?

    She read the book very well, and did justice to all the swearing :)


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    At first a little interest, but then just disappointment.


    Any additional comments?

    Didn't finish the book!

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Divergent

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Veronica Roth
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18745)
    Performance
    (16953)
    Story
    (17091)

    In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue - Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is - she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

    Grant says: "It's not for me. Loved it anyway."
    "Very good dystopia"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it was well written, original, well narrated, and had a delicious gloom to it. Worth a credit - or two :)


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Four, and maybe Christina.


    Have you listened to any of Emma Galvin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, but will if I get the chance.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Seraphina

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Rachel Hartman
    • Narrated By Mandy Williams, Justine Eyre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (283)
    Performance
    (252)
    Story
    (253)

    Four decades of peace have done little to ease the mistrust between humans and dragons in the kingdom of Goredd. Folding themselves into human shape, dragons attend court as ambassadors, and lend their rational, mathematical minds to universities as scholars and teachers. As the treaty's anniversary draws near, however, tensions are high. Seraphina Dombegh has reason to fear both sides. An unusually gifted musician, she joins the court just as a member of the royal family is murdered.

    Amazon Customer says: "Completely Inspiring Fantasy"
    "A good listen"
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    Would you listen to Seraphina again? Why?

    Yes, the characters and the details were well made up and well written.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The pace. It didn't hurry to get to the fun/action, but didn't feel long either.


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

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    a very good fantasy. I never was much into dragons, but this book changed my mind

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fallen: A Fallen Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Lauren Kate
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (742)
    Performance
    (433)
    Story
    (436)

    There's something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori. Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price's attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah, Georgia. He's the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.

    Jennifer says: "This again?"
    "waste of time"
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    What would have made Fallen better?

    A much better story, less boring details, keep characters in character.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Fallen?

    Most of the book.


    Any additional comments?

    Mostly boring, waste of a credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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