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New Caney, TX, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Robinson Crusoe

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (140)
    Performance
    (98)
    Story
    (99)

    Widely regarded as the first English novel, Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe is one of the most popular and influential adventure stories of all time. This classic tale of shipwreck and survival on an uninhabited island was an instant success when first published in 1719, and it has inspired countless imitations.

    Tad Davis says: "Great story but with moments that made me cringe"
    "I know it is a classic...but"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I am trying to listen to the classics, but sometimes they are just boring for someone who is so used to books moving quicker.

    Those who like stories set in Victorian England would like this story.


    What about Simon Vance’s performance did you like?

    Simon Vance has an excellent voice and his performances of other authors have made me weep.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Witch's Handbook of Kisses and Curses: Half Moon Hollow, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2257)
    Performance
    (2092)
    Story
    (2084)

    Nola Leary would have been content to stay in Kilcairy, Ireland, healing villagers at her family’s clinic with a mix of magic and modern medicine. But a series of ill-timed omens and a deathbed promise to her grandmother have sent her on a quest to Half-Moon Hollow, Kentucky, to secure her family’s magical potency for the next generation. Her supernatural task? To unearth four artifacts hidden by her grandfather before a rival magical family beats her to it. Complication One: The artifacts are lost somewhere in vampire Jane Jameson’s occult bookshop. Complication Two: Her new neighbor, Jed Trudeau, keeps turning up half-naked at the strangest times....

    Diana Turmenne says: "One of the best spin offs I have read!"
    "A new angle on Half Moon Hollow Paranormals"
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    What other book might you compare A Witch's Handbook of Kisses and Curses to and why?

    This book goes right along with the others in the Half Moon Hollow universe. All the paranormals are connected in some way, and this brings our old friends back to interact with new members.


    What about Amanda Ronconi’s performance did you like?

    Amanda's performance is always outstanding. But she took it up a notch, with the Boston and Irish accents. Especially when a conversation includes, Southern twang, Boston quirk, and Irish drawl!! Awesome.


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

    I always want to listen to Molly Harper's stories in one sitting. But I MUST break it apart, especially when I'm laughing uncontrollably!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3365)
    Performance
    (3085)
    Story
    (3066)

    Iris Scanlon, Half-Moon Hollow's only daytime vampire concierge, knows more about the undead than she'd like. Running all their daylight errands - from letting in the plumber to picking up some chilled O neg - gives her a look at the not-so-glamorous side of vampire life. Her rules are strict; relationships with vamps are strictly business, not friendship - and certainly not anything else. But then she finds her newest client, Cal, poisoned on his kitchen floor, and only Iris can help.

    yasmine32068 says: "Once again this should have disclaimers"
    "Back to Half Mood Hollow!!!!"
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    If you could sum up The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires in three words, what would they be?

    Chaos, Vampire, and Road-Trip. If that doesn't grab you attention, nothing will!


    What other book might you compare The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires to and why?

    Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs. This story brought us back to Half Moon Hollow, introduced us to more residents of the most paranormal SOUTHERN town in America!!


    What does Amanda Ronconi bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The sarcastic wit of Molly Harper's writing. Reading it just wouldn't have the same flair, nor the Southern twang that adds another level to the story.


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

    Always, always, A L W A Y S, laugh my ass off.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • And One Last Thing...

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2891)
    Performance
    (2240)
    Story
    (2237)

    Lacey Terwilliger's shock and humiliation over her husband's philandering prompt her to add some bonus material to Mike's company newsletter: stunning Technicolor descriptions of the special brand of "administrative support" his receptionist gives him. The detailed mass e-mail to Mike's family, friends, and clients blows up in her face, and before one can say "instant urban legend", Lacey has become the pariah of her small Kentucky town and a media punch line....

    Ducky says: "For me this was such a HOOT!!!"
    "No her normal paranormal, but Great just the same!"
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    What made the experience of listening to And One Last Thing... the most enjoyable?

    The humor, definitely Molly Harper's sarcastic wit and humor.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The progression of Lacey's writing, from the newsletter to the final ending of her story.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The morning of Monroe's birthday (no spoiler here)!


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

    Lots of snorting and laughing out loud. But that's what I've come to expect with a Molly Harper book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Love's Strategy: Brothers in Arms, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Samantha Kane
    • Narrated By Alex Moorcock
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (42)

    Valentine Westridge and Kurt Schillig are lovers, and have been since the Peninsular War when lonely young officer Valentine let himself be seduced by the equally lonely Kurt. Now they're back from the war and intent on beginning the future they dreamed of together, one that includes a quiet country estate, horses, dogs, children, and each other. Their plan, however, also requires a wife. At the suggestion of a mutual friend, Valentine and Kurt believe the financial security they can offer to impoverished widow Leah Marleston will help her accept the unusual sexual relationship they are suggesting.

    Kd says: "Erotic & a Bit Implausible"
    "I like the stories, will deal with narrator."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The story yes, the narrator...not so much. But I like the stories and want to know who's love life is next.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Kurt, his willingness to take care of everyone. Especially the children.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Naughty!


    0 of 0 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
    (3760)
    Performance
    (3421)
    Story
    (3414)

    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!!!!"
    "Paranormal Hottie and Querky Heroine"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Driving Mr. Dead to be better than the print version?

    I only listen to Molly Harper books with Amanda Ronconi to bring it to life.


    What about Amanda Ronconi’s performance did you like?

    Amanda always makes the humor, roll on the floor laughing!


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

    Snort or guffaw out loud at work.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • How to Run with a Naked Werewolf

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1978)
    Performance
    (1848)
    Story
    (1829)

    Anna Moder has just witnessed a shooting, seen her car pulverized, and rescued a wounded stranger - only to discover he's really a werewolf. And by her recent standards, things are actually looking up. Lycanthropes don't faze Anna. Doctoring a wolf pack outside Grundy, Alaska, is the closest thing to home life she's known in years. But hitching a ride to Anchorage with long-absent pack member Caleb Graham - that's a risk. Part of her itches to whack his nose with a newspaper. The rest is trying unsuccessfully to keep her own paws off every delicious inch of him.

    Hassan says: "A Refreshing Book & Funny too!!!"
    "I'm considering moving to Alaska!!"
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    What did you like about this audiobook?

    The humor that always comes from a Molly Harper story. I find myself laughing out loud at work. I make sure that I don't have any soda handy when I listen. Soda burns when it comes out of your nose.


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    Well I would certainly LOVE to find these hunky werewolves. I want to smell like home to one.


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    Humor pure and simple


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    There is absolutely nothing wrong with Amanda Ronconi's performance. She is the voice of Molly Harper's worlds. Just as James Marsters is for Jim Butcher's Dresden world. Or Lorelei King for Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum world.


    Do you have any additional comments?

    I want more naked werewolves!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Skin Walkers: Monroe

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Susan A. Bliler
    • Narrated By Erin Mallon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (226)
    Performance
    (214)
    Story
    (216)

    When Game Warden Eden St. Cloud goes up against CEO Monroe StoneCrow, she encounters the most intimidating, powerful, and sexy man she's ever seen. Unaware of the fact that Monroe is the Dominant Skin Walker in North America, it isn't until Eden becomes enmeshed in his life that she realizes it's too late to escape. Worse, she's drawn the children under her care into the lair of the beast and must now succumb to Monroe's desires or risk losing her children forever.

    karen says: "OH YEA - This was smoking !!"
    "Hoping there's another one like this to come!"
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    What was one of the most memorable moments of Skin Walkers: Monroe?

    When Monroe saves Eden's life (no spoilers from this reader)


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

    This is my first listen of Erin Mallon. I would listen to her again.


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

    Yes, I hated that my commute was over.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Love Under Siege: Brothers in Arms, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Samantha Kane
    • Narrated By Alex Moorcock
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (64)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (62)

    Phillip Neville and Jonathan Overton have been best friends since childhood. When they return to England as veterans of the Napoleonic Wars, they enter the marriage market. It doesn't take long for them both to fall deeply in love with shy, awkward, beautiful Maggie Trueheart. Phillip and Maggie marry, but Phillip and Jonathan do not tell her about the menage-a-trois marriage the two men hope to have. When Maggie finds out, it takes the persuasive power of both men to convince her that this threesome was meant to be.

    Mrs. Shirley A. Scott says: "Disappointing"
    "Different narrator could have made this Wonderful"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Only the narrator. The book was what I expected after first book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Johnathan, his inner demons haunt him throughout the story.


    What didn’t you like about Alex Moorcock’s performance?

    The change in voices for the different men was annoyingly similiar. Jason and Tony sounded like the same person.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye: Psychic Eye Mysteries, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Victoria Laurie
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Michaels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1523)
    Performance
    (1185)
    Story
    (1179)

    Abby Cooper is a P.I., psychic intuitive. But her insight failed her when she didn't foresee the death of one of her clients - or that the lead investigator for the case is the gorgeous blind date she just met. Now, with the police suspicious of her abilities and a killer on the loose, Abby's future looks more uncertain than ever.

    Roger says: "review of Abby Cooper series"
    "Cute"
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    What did you like best about Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye? What did you like least?

    I liked the mystery and how the visions that Abby got played into it. There were places where the story seemed to bog down with too much detail.


    Would you recommend Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye to your friends? Why or why not?

    A few, who are real mystery buffs


    Was Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye worth the listening time?

    Worth the listen for a first book. But I won't be going any further into the series.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Slave to Sensation: Psy-Changeling Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Nalini Singh
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1610)
    Performance
    (1318)
    Story
    (1332)

    Nalini Singh dives into a world torn apart by a powerful race with phenomenal powers of the mind - and none of the heart. Born a Psy, Sascha Duncan must hide the emotions that mark her as flawed. But a passionate Changeling will tempt her to reveal everything - and risk her very soul.

    Diana says: "Better than I remember."
    "Better than I thought it would be!"
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    What did you like about this audiobook?

    The interplay with the two main characters. Sasha's fragility and Lucas' protectiveness allowed them to move past the 'masks' they both wore.


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    The description and imagery of the Psy-net was wonderfully written and allowed me to see into a virtual collective mind.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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