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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
    (644)
    Performance
    (550)
    Story
    (558)

    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
  • 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
    (155)
    Performance
    (153)
    Story
    (153)

    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
    (984)
    Performance
    (910)
    Story
    (914)

    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
    (373)
    Performance
    (354)
    Story
    (352)

    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
    (4062)
    Performance
    (3083)
    Story
    (3091)

    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
  • Dark Lover: The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By J.R. Ward
    • Narrated By Jim Frangione
    Overall
    (3066)
    Performance
    (1953)
    Story
    (1966)

    The vampire Darius fears for the life of his half-breed daughter, who is unaware of her unusual destiny. To oversee her transformation, Darius seeks help from Wrath, a dangerous loner and the world's only purebred vampire.

    Tracy says: "Amazing start to this awesome series!"
    "Hotter than I expected! Now I need another fix."
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    What did you love best about Dark Lover?

    The angst between Wrath and Elizabeth. They both read things into the other's actions that weren't right. But Ms. Ward, didn't make it trite as can often be the case.

    The chemistry between the two whas HOT.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The other characters (non-human and human alike) were well developed and I grew to love or hate them as necessary. I want to know what happens to them next.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I had two which were unexpectedly my favorites, even though neither have the two main characters in them. They both center around the cop Butch and his confrentation with two other members of the brotherhood. I don't want to spoil it for anyone.


    If you could rename Dark Lover, what would you call it?

    I can't think of another name. The title was one of the things that caught my attention when it was listed with other first books in a series.


    Any additional comments?

    I highly recommend this books to others who like vampire stories in a similiar vein. I will be adding Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series to my reading list with Adrian's Midnight Breed, Duvalls' Immortal Guardians, Feehan's Dark, and Kenyon's Dark-Hunters.

    Bring on the hot, sexy, dominant vampires for me to devour!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Marked: House of Night Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By P. C. Cast, Kristin Cast
    • Narrated By Edwina Wren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1287)
    Performance
    (669)
    Story
    (675)

    Sixteen-year-old Zoey Redbird has just been Marked as a fledgling vampire and joins the House of Night, a school where she will train to become an adult vampire. That is, if she makes it through the Change - and not all of those who are Marked do. It sucks to begin a new life, especially away from her friends, and on top of that, Zoey is no ordinary fledgling. She has been chosen as special by the vampire Goddess Nyx.

    Forest says: "Warning, *Young adult*"
    "Thought it might be a good book for my niece. NO!!"
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    Would you try another book from P. C. Cast and Kristin Cast and/or Edwina Wren?

    No, I thought it might be a good book to recommend to my teenage niece. But a few sections were highly inappropriate for a YA audience.


    Would you ever listen to anything by P. C. Cast and Kristin Cast again?

    No.


    What aspect of Edwina Wren’s performance would you have changed?

    Edwina Wren's performance was the only thing that allowed me to finish the story.


    What character would you cut from Marked?

    The spiteful 'popular' girl. Especially her scene in the hallway, when the heroine arrives at the school.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Halfway to the Grave: Night Huntress, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Jeaniene Frost
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5309)
    Performance
    (3652)
    Story
    (3669)

    Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, hoping that one of these deadbeats is her father—the one responsible for ruining her mother's life. Then she's captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, and is forced into an unlikely partnership. In exchange for help finding her father, Cat agrees to train with the sexy night stalker until her battle reflexes are as sharp as his fangs. She's amazed she doesn't end up as his dinner…are there actually good vampires?

    Benoibe says: "Surprised! SPECTACULAR AND SEXY!"
    "I've found a new series!!!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Halfway to the Grave to be better than the print version?

    N/A


    What other book might you compare Halfway to the Grave to and why?

    The premise reminded me of the Charley Darden series. Both heroines are not quit human, but do ther best to deal with both the human and the paranormal wolds that they live in. Both offer a sense of humor to help readers see the, sometimes, obserdity of their lives.


    What about Tavia Gilbert’s performance did you like?

    With only a few missteps, Tavia narration runs smoothly from character to character; even those with foriegn accents


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Kat's decision at the end. No spoiler here.


    Any additional comments?

    I have added Jeaniene Frost and her Night Huntress series to my wish list. I want to see what happens to our fiesty heroine next.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jacob: Nightwalkers Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Jacquelyn Frank
    • Narrated By Xe Sands
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1125)
    Performance
    (987)
    Story
    (988)

    Since time began, there have been Nightwalkers - the races of the night who live in the shadows of the moonlight. Love with humans is absolutely forbidden, and one man makes certain to uphold this ancient law: Jacob, the Enforcer. For 700 years, he has resisted temptation. But not tonight... Jacob knows the excuses his people give when the madness overtakes them and they fall prey to their lust for humans. He's heard every one and still brought the trespassers to justice. Immune to forbidden desires, uncontrollable hungers....

    Dorothea says: "Awesome!"
    "Who knew demons were so HOT?!?!?!?!"
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    Would you listen to Jacob again? Why?

    Yes, the story is well written and keeps you engaged.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Isabella, with her irrevant attitude and wicked sense of humor.


    What about Xe Sands’s performance did you like?

    She brings the banter between Jacob and Bella to a fever pitch with her timing and exceqution.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Lots of little sections made me want to cry, while others made me laugh out loud.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ours to Love: Wicked Lovers, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Shayla Black
    • Narrated By Lexi Maynard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (198)
    Performance
    (191)
    Story
    (192)

    Billionaires Xander and Javier Santiago head to Louisiana seeking a new start, where they both fall for the beautiful and tragic London McLane. London is stunned to find herself open to every heated suggestion...and desperately hopes that her love will heal them. But a killer is watching, on a single-minded mission to destroy everything the Santiago brothers hold dear, especially London. As fear and desire collide, every passionate beat of her heart could be her last.

    Leesa says: "Cheesy, but I like cheese"
    "All of the Hottest, Dominant men are in Lafeyette!"
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    Would you listen to Ours to Love again? Why?

    Absolutely. I have kept all of the books on my iPod, so that I can listen to them again and again.


    What other book might you compare Ours to Love to and why?

    This is another great addition to the Wicked Lovers series.


    What about Lexi Maynard’s performance did you like?

    Lexi takes Shayla's characters and adds depth to them with her performance.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I don't want to be a spoiler. But I will tell you that it is the final act of submission, and it made me cry.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pleasures of the Night: Dream Guardians, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Sylvia Day
    • Narrated By Shana Savage
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (248)
    Performance
    (228)
    Story
    (227)

    There are sensuous pleasures that can only be tasted in the night.... He comes to her in the twilight between sleep and consciousness to fulfill her secret desires. Lyssa Bates has never experienced such ecstasy, brought to her by a man whose deep, soul-penetrating blue eyes hold the promise of tempting intimacies and decadent pleasures. But this stranger, this lover, this immortal seducer is only a dream - a phantom of her nocturnal fantasies - until he appears, inexplicably, at her door in the flesh!

    CAROLYN says: "A PLEASURABLE FANTASY WORLD FOR 2"
    "Not her best work."
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It was OK, but I think I would have enjoyed re-listening to one of her other stories.


    Would you recommend Pleasures of the Night to your friends? Why or why not?

    No, I would recommend her Georgian and Crossfire series.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Shana Savage?

    I was neither impressed, nor turned off, with the narrator.


    Was Pleasures of the Night worth the listening time?

    If I had not already listed/read Georgian or Crossfire series, I would have said "Maybe?".


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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