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Dana

Knoxville, TN, United States | Member Since 2004

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  • Beautiful Creatures: Beautiful Creatures, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
    • Narrated By Kevin T. Collins
    Overall
    (3363)
    Performance
    (2824)
    Story
    (2841)

    Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.

    FanB14 says: "Adequate for Adults"
    "An absolute captivating read"
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    I loved this book. 17 hours long and i listened to it in one day. Couldn't stop listening. The reader is excellent and the story even better. I can't see how anyone could not love this book. It is unlike any other book i have ever read. Thanks for writing it and i hope for more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Underworld: Abandon, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Meg Cabot
    • Narrated By Natalia Payne
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (39)

    Meg Cabot, the number-one New York Times best-selling author of the Airhead novels, offers up this second exciting installment in her Abandon trilogy. In Underworld, John Hayden is holding 17-year-old Pierce Oliviera captive in the world between heaven and hell - supposedly to keep her safe from the vengeful Furies. But Furies aren’t the only danger in this ominous place. Somehow, Pierce has got to find a way to escape - before she’s trapped there forever.

    Dana says: "Ridiculous"
    "Ridiculous"
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    This book is absolutely ridiculous and the narrator is really bad. In my opinion, it wasn't worth buying and listening to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Slither: The Last Apprentice, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Joseph Delaney
    • Narrated By Christopher Evan Welch, Angela Goethals
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (105)
    Performance
    (96)
    Story
    (96)

    The dark is full of terrifying creatures. And Tom Ward - the seventh son of a seventh son, and the Spook's last apprentice - hasn't seen all of them. Far from the county, one named Slither has lived for hundreds of years, hunting blood. But a dying father binds the monster to a bargain. If Slither will take his two youngest daughters safely to their family in the south, then the eldest daughter, Nessa, is his.

    Dana says: "Good story, but....."
    "Good story, but....."
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    I love this series, and I enjoyed this book , but it barely tied into this series. It didn't have Thomas Ward or Alice in it at all. But, (again) I enjoyed this story, it could have easily been a stand alone book or in a series about Grimalkin. Another enjoyable character. So, my final opinion is that it is a really good story and I enjoyed it. I'm just looking forward to the next story furthering the situations with Alice and Tom. If you enjoy this series you'll know what I am talking about and if you haven't read the series, it is an interesting series, it's worth a try. I really like it.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Ghoul Interrupted: A Ghost Hunter Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Victoria Laurie
    • Narrated By Eileen Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (219)
    Performance
    (196)
    Story
    (194)

    M.J. Holliday and her crew interrupt the frantic schedule of their reality TV show, Ghoul Getters, and hotfoot it to New Mexico, where a dreadful demon is waging tribal warfare. Same Whitefeather - M.J.'s spirit guide - urgently needs her help to stop this evil spirit from wiping out the descendants of his tribe. It doesn't take a psychic to predict that M.J.'s going to have a devil of a time making New Mexico a demon-free zone.

    Dana says: "2,4,6,8, WHO DO I APPRECIATE? VICTORIA LAURIE!!!!!"
    "2,4,6,8, WHO DO I APPRECIATE? VICTORIA LAURIE!!!!!"
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    I really enjoy this author!! I would love to meet the woman who created so many interesting characters!! She must be amazing herself! To anyone who reads this, when I find a writer that I like a lot , I usually love all they do so my review could be tainted with that overall view. Her stories are just so interesting to me and I love her humor! I read without thinking to about character development , plot line, and literary stuff. I just enjoy a good story and that is what I find in this series and every other series by this author. It makes me smile and that is all I need from a book. I am simple that way and usually easy to please with a good story. Also, I just have to add that I love the character Gilley and I adore the way the narrator does his voice. It's as adorable as he is in the book.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Desert Spear

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Peter V. Brett
    • Narrated By Pete Bradbury
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1975)
    Performance
    (1499)
    Story
    (1507)

    The world remains under siege by demonkind stalking the land when the sun goes down. But a new hero has risen from the desert. Claiming to be the mythical Deliverer, Ahmann Jardir now rides alongside the allied desert tribes of Krasia. Jardir and his fellows are on an epic quest to vanquish the demons plaguing the world and bring humanity back from the brink of extinction.

    John says: "Worth My Credit"
    "GI'ME,GI'ME, GI'ME, I WANT MORE!"
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    I hope this series keeps going! It truly fascinates me. I just recommended it to 10 of my friends and family without being asked to recommend anything. I don't usually tell anyone that they will like something but I actually stated it like that to all those I have told about it. I think I am in love with the adult Arlin Bales and he's just a character in a book!! ( Sorry to my sweet husband if he reads this review and figures out it's me)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Night Strangers: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Chris Bohjalian
    • Narrated By Alison Fraser, Mark Bramhall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (262)
    Performance
    (229)
    Story
    (226)

    From the bestselling author of The Double Bind, Skeletons at the Feast, and Secrets of Eden, comes a riveting and dramatic ghost story. In a dusty corner of a basement in a rambling Victorian house in northern New Hampshire, a door has long been sealed shut with 39 six-inch-long carriage bolts. The home's new owners are Chip and Emily Linton and their twin ten-year-old daughters.

    Georgia says: "Eh"
    "SURPRISE, SURPRISE, SURPRISE END, THAT IS"
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    Woe, I didn't see that coming!!! This was a great book to listen to and if you have listen to any of Mr. Bohjalian's other books you know he doesn't give you a typical "skipping away with daisies, la, la, la, la, la" ending. I love it when an author can jolt me with an ending!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Those Across the River

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Christopher Buehlman
    • Narrated By Mark Bramhall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (116)
    Performance
    (107)
    Story
    (107)

    Failed academic Frank Nichols and his wife, Eudora, have arrived in the sleepy Georgia town of Whitbrow, where Frank hopes to write a history of his family's old estate - the Savoyard Plantation - and the horrors that occurred there. At first, the quaint, rural ways of their new neighbors seem to be everything they wanted. But there is an unspoken dread that the townsfolk have lived with for generations. A presence that demands sacrifice.

    Charles says: "Major Sound Issues"
    "EEEK, BITTEN FINGERNAILS HERE!!!"
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    This is one scary book. I really enjoyed it. I love to listen to scary stories, especially when I am home alone! This one was a good one! I really like the way the mystery builds and instills a sense of fright, making you want to yell "run, stupid".

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Let Me In

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By John Ajvide Lindqvist
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
    Overall
    (472)
    Performance
    (294)
    Story
    (295)

    Let Me In is the horrific tale of Oskar and Eli. It begins with the grizzly discovery of the body of a teenage boy, emptied of blood. Twelve-year-old Oskar is personally hoping that revenge has come at long last - revenge for all the bad things the bullies at school do to him. While Oskar is fascinated by the murder, it is not the most important thing in his life. A new girl has moved in next door. They become friends. Then something more. But there is something wrong with her, something odd.

    neil says: "Not for everyone"
    "EW, OE, OR ANY DIPHTHONG, DIGRAPH (IE) YUCK"
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    All I can say is yuck, or maybe gross and because there is a minimum you have to type for a review to post , I wrote this as well. Just in my opinion the book is worthless and I didn't even get very far into the story. I just could not listen to the story. Sorry to anyone that is offended by my review, it is only my opinion. (That and 5$ will get you a small cup of coffee in today's economy)

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Farseer: Assassin's Apprentice

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Robin Hobb
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2545)
    Performance
    (1849)
    Story
    (1877)

    With unforgettable characters, a sweeping backdrop, and passionate storytelling, this is a fantasy debut to rival that of Robert Jordan. Filled with adventure and bloodshed, pageantry and piracy, mystery and menace, Assassin's Apprentice is the story of a royal house and the young man who is destined to chart its course through tempests of change.

    Jake says: "Great book"
    "Intriguing"
    Overall
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    I am not usually a science fiction fan because I always seem to lose the trail of crumbs to follow the author lays down for me, but this book surprised me! I found it easy to keep up with whose who and still picture the world Ms. Hobb's created. Well write and well read, and just a little sad. I cried a couple of times and expect to cry during the second book. I am an avid animal lover and love the added connection to dogs in this book of coarse they are the same reason I cried! I can't begin to tell anyone else wether or not they will like this book, but I sure did.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Warded Man

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Peter V. Brett
    • Narrated By Pete Bradbury
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2678)
    Performance
    (2022)
    Story
    (2036)

    Peter V. Brett has won accolades from critics, fans and fellow authors alike for this riveting debut novel. The Warded Man features a world where demons stalk the night, hunting humans who have long forgotten the magic of their ancestors. But all is not lost, as some hold out hope that a savior will release humanity from the demons' terrifying reign.

    Meloney says: "Brilliant"
    "Amazing story!"
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    This is such an interesting story! It is different from anything else I have ever heard. It was scary and sweet and beautifully narrated!!!! It is such a great story!!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fever Dream

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Lincoln Child, Douglas Preston
    • Narrated By Rene Auberjonois
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3040)
    Performance
    (1641)
    Story
    (1651)

    At the old family manse in Louisiana, Special Agent Pendergast is putting to rest long-ignored possessions reminiscent of his wife Helen's tragic death, only to make a stunning - and dreadful - discovery. Helen had been mauled by an unusually large and vicious lion while they were big game hunting in Africa. But now, Pendergast learns that her rifle-her only protection from the beast-had been deliberately loaded with blanks. Who could have wanted Helen dead...and why?

    Snoodely says: "Intelligent, spooky thriller"
    "Another good story"
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    I really enjoy all of the Pendergast stories but I do believe this was my favorit. I am looking forward to the next one.

    15 of 17 people found this review helpful

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