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eclectic_pet

New Caney, TX, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Heat Rises

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Richard Castle
    • Narrated By Johnny Heller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (660)
    Performance
    (566)
    Story
    (573)

    The bizarre murder of a parish priest at a New York bondage club opens Nikki Heat's most thrilling and dangerous case so far, pitting her against New York's most vicious drug lord, an arrogant CIA contractor, and a shadowy death squad out to gun her down. And that is just the tip of an iceberg that leads to a dark conspiracy reaching all the way to the highest level of the NYPD.

    ShySusan says: "Another good one from Castle."
    "Rook, a Priest, and a BDSM dungeon. What more?!"
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    What other book might you compare Heat Rises to and why?

    The only book that might compare to Heat Rises, would be the other Nikki Heat books. The relationship between the characters may be similiar to other romance novels, but the wit and depth of the characters is phenominal in this series.


    What about Johnny Heller’s performance did you like?

    Johnny Heller adds depth to the characters of Rook and Heat. He make you laugh and cry.


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

    I both laughed and cried during this book.

    The interplay between Heat and Rook is at the core of these books. Sometimes you have to laugh at how Rook can push Heat's buttons.

    The sexual innuendos are "to die for"!!!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Darkest Night: Lords of the Underworld, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Gena Showalter
    • Narrated By Max Bellmore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1749)
    Performance
    (907)
    Story
    (914)

    All her life, Ashlyn Darrow has been tormented by voices from the past. To end the nightmare, she has come to Budapest seeking help from men rumored to have supernatural abilities, not knowing she'll be swept into the arms of Maddox, their most dangerous member - a man trapped in a hell of his own.

    Amazon Customer says: "Keep Trudging..."
    "Possibly good, with bad narrator, hard to tell"
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    What did you like best about The Darkest Night? What did you like least?

    I liked the character of Ashlyn, vulnerable and fiesty at the same time.

    I hated the conversation between the Lords.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Darkest Night?

    The sacrifice by Ashlyn. No spoilers here.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Too often the male voices failed to match the character, or the narrator spoke with a different characters voice. Was confusing and bad


    Was The Darkest Night worth the listening time?

    Not particularly.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pride and Pleasure

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Sylvia Day
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    Overall
    (112)
    Performance
    (106)
    Story
    (106)

    Jasper Bond turns (female) heads wherever he goes. He can’t dance, isn’t known for his restraint, and his blood heats whenever he’s near his latest employer, the unwittingly sexy Eliza Martin. She insists no one will believe an intellectual like her could be seduced by a man of action like Jasper, but the combination of his desire and her mystery makes the case one he can’t resist. Client satisfaction is a point of pride and it’s his pleasure to prove he’s just the man she needs after all....

    CAROLYN says: "A DEFINATE PLEASURE TO LISTEN TO"
    "Sylvia Day at her best with Historical Rom/Erotica"
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    If you could sum up Pride and Pleasure in three words, what would they be?

    Intrigue, Lust and Passion!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Eliza, her struggle with her passions, trying to rationalize feelings is all the more rewarding when she gives in.


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

    Yes, Justine Eyre's performance of Regency romances and erotica is wonderful. Her voice lends well to the language of the time.


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

    Reason or Passion, which is stronger.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Third Grave Dead Ahead

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Darynda Jones
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1804)
    Performance
    (1633)
    Story
    (1638)

    Paranormal private eye. Grim reaper extraordinaire. Whatever. Charley Davidson is back in Darynda Jones' Third Grave Dead Ahead! And she’s drinking copious amounts of caffeine to stay awake because, every time she closes her eyes, she sees him: Reyes Farrow, the parthuman, part-supermodel son of Satan. Yes, she did imprison him for all eternity, but come on.

    Stephanie says: "Best book yet."
    "Another Great Installment"
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    If you could sum up Third Grave Dead Ahead in three words, what would they be?

    Hot, Hotter, and Crap! You will have to read it yourself, I won't let slip any spoilers.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Charlie's interaction with the Big Bad Bikers from the isylum


    What about Lorelei King’s performance did you like?

    Her deadpan delivery, on the comments that just make you want to roll over laughing.


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

    Yes, if I could have.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3039)
    Performance
    (2471)
    Story
    (2477)

    Generations of werewolves have been secretly residing in a secluded valley a stones throw from Grundy, Alaska. So when a snooping Outsider comes to Grundy to investigate rumors of lycanthropic shenanigans in the area, the valleys pack alpha, Maggie Graham, resolves to chase him away, even if doing so takes a quick bite on the butt. What a pity that researcher Nick Thatcher turns out to be so drool-worthy, and that his kisses make Maggie want to sit up and beg.

    Ducky says: "MOLLY HARPER IS A HOOT!!!!!!"
    "It's a good thing I have a private office - ROFL"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely! Molly Haper's characters are hystericaly sarcastic and can make me laugh out loud. Which is why I'm glad I have a private office at work. I can listen while doing routine work and have been known to laugh out loud.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The geek references with Nick. I also loved the banter between Maggie and Mo


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

    Amanda adds a little extra 'sass' to Molly's wonderful characters.


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

    Yes!!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Skeleton in the Family: A Family Skeleton Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Leigh Perry
    • Narrated By Katina Kalin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (123)
    Performance
    (107)
    Story
    (108)

    Moving back into her parents' house with her teenage daughter had not been Georgia Thackery's Plan A. But when she got a job at the local college, it seemed the sensible thing to do. So she settled in and began reconnecting with old friends. Including Sid. Sid is the Thackery family's skeleton. He's lived in the house as long as Georgia can remember, although no one, including Sid, knows exactly where he came from and how he came to be a skeleton.

    A reader in Southborough says: "Stimulating mystery with a wise-cracking skeleton"
    "Unexpectedly witty!!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The cover caught my attention, the story kept it. I laughed out loud as I drove to and from work.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sid was funny with his 'bad' bone jokes. As the story progressed, I wanted to know more about him.


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

    A real skeleton in the closet!


    Any additional comments?

    Awaiting the next book in the series!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Story of O

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Pauline Reage
    • Narrated By Käthe Mazur
    Overall
    (110)
    Performance
    (99)
    Story
    (99)

    O is a young, beautiful fashion photographer in Paris. One day her lover, René, takes her to a château, where she is enslaved, with René's approval, and systematically sexually assaulted by various other men. Later, René turns O over to Sir Stephen, an English friend who intensifies the brutality. But the final humiliation is yet to come.

    Kimberly says: "This is not 50 Shades"
    "Not what I expected"
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    Any additional comments?

    After all the hype I've heard about it over the years, I expected more. It was controvertial in its time, but now it is old hat

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Table for Three: New York Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Lainey Reese
    • Narrated By Christian Fox
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (172)
    Performance
    (170)
    Story
    (170)

    Riley Ramirez knew that moving to New York would change her life. She just didn't expect it to start on her very first night in town. Her attraction to nightclub owner Kincade Marshall is instant, mind-blowing - and mutual. When she finds he is a dom who requires her complete surrender, even when it comes to submitting to his best friend, Trevor Wellington, she finds herself willing and eager to embrace the sexual adventure. From their earliest days, Cade and Trevor have shared everything, including women. Yet it only takes one night with Riley to know she is their forever lady.

    Leesa says: "So..."
    "Finally, BDSM characters without tragic childhoods"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of A Table for Three to be better than the print version?

    Never read the book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love the fact that the tree main characters had happy childhoods and have still have both parents married. YES, regular people can just be KINKY!!!!!


    What three words best describe Christian Fox’s voice?

    Smooth, velvety, and rich


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

    Yes, and I had to keep going back and relisten, if I felt that I missed something. Usually the hot sex scenes ;)


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rush: The Breathless Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Maya Banks
    • Narrated By Adam Paul
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1041)
    Performance
    (962)
    Story
    (965)

    When Gabe Hamilton saw Mia Crestwell walk into the ballroom for his hotel’s grand opening, he knew he was going to hell for what he had planned. After all, Mia is his best friend’s little sister. Except she’s not so little anymore. And Gabe has waited a long time to act on his desires. Gabe has starred in Mia’s fantasies more than once, ever since she was a teenager with a huge crush on her brother’s best friend. So what if Gabe’s 14 years older? Mia knows he’s way out of her league, but her attraction has only grown stronger with time. She’s an adult now, and there’s no reason not to act on her most secret desires.

    Karen says: "Not Maya Banks at her best"
    "Not one of Maya's better books"
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    Would you try another book from Maya Banks and/or Adam Paul?

    I normally like Maya Banks books, but I was sadly disappointed in this one and have no plans to finish the series.

    Not overly impressed with Adam Paul's narration. Maybe a female narrator would have been better. But I doubt it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Vampire Empire - The Greyfriar

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Clay Griffith, Susan Griffith
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    Overall
    (399)
    Performance
    (380)
    Story
    (378)

    1870. A time known as The Great Killing. The vampire clans arose and slaughtered humanity with unprecedented carnage in the northern parts of the world. Millions perished; millions were turned into herd animals. The great industrialized civilizations of the world were left in ruin. A remnant fled south to the safety of the ever present heat which was intolerable to vampires. There, blending with the local peoples, they rebuilt their societies founded on human ingenuity, steam and iron.

    Diana says: "The Greyfriar Rocks!"
    "WOW, another great series for my list!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would and have. The vampires, not the type expected. The steam-punk...definately NOT expected; a wonderful surprise!!!


    What other book might you compare Vampire Empire - The Greyfriar to and why?

    I can't compare this to any other book that I've read, the steam-punk aspect was a unexpected and gave me a new genre to try.


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

    I picked up this book, strictly because James Marsters was the narrator. I absolutly LOVE his narration of the Dresden series. Now this is a new favorite series. Both author are very well written, but Marster's narration hickes it up several notches!


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

    Vampires, steam-punk, and head strong princess. The hero has his work cut out for him.


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

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4162)
    Performance
    (3181)
    Story
    (3189)

    Even in Grundy, Alaska, its unusual to find a naked guy with a bear trap clamped to his ankle on your porch. But when said guy turns into a wolf, recent southern transplant Mo Wenstein has no difficulty identifying the problem.

    Mariya says: "Preternaturally Funny"
    "Another Outstanding Series"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would and have recommended Molly Harper's books to friends. I will be adding this series to my recommendation list.

    Harper's heroines are funny, sarcastic, and they get into the most wonderfully odd-ball situations.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mo (no spoiler on what it is short for) who is a true southern girl. She doesn't take any crap from anyone and her internal dialogue is hysterical!!!!


    What about Amanda Ronconi’s performance did you like?

    A good narrator can bring the character's to life. Ronconi's performance was GREAT and will be the voice I hear in my head, when I think about Mo.


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

    Absolutely!!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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