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  • Vanity, Vengeance and a Weekend In Vegas: A Sophie Katz Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Kyra Davis
    • Narrated By Gabra Zackman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (568)
    Performance
    (492)
    Story
    (491)

    Sophie Katz, bestselling mystery writer and amateur sleuth, has just discovered that Anatoly, her sexy Russian P.I boyfriend of six years is actually married to the daughter of a Russian mafia boss. Devastated by his betrayal, Sophie banishes him from their beautiful San Francisco Victorian home. Desperate to distract their friend and pull her out of her depression, Dena and Marcus spirit Sophie away to Vegas for a "fun filled weekend" at a Sex Toy Trade Show. But bigger trouble awaits in Vegas. Anatoly is there; his beautiful Russian wife is there; and so is a dead body stuffed into a closet

    G. House Sr. says: "Better and Better"
    "Boring"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I have no idea who possibly enjoy this book, boring, flat, the characters sound as if they are on tranquilizers...


    Has Vanity, Vengeance and a Weekend In Vegas turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No....


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Her voice was so flat!!! It sounded so monotone


    What character would you cut from Vanity, Vengeance and a Weekend In Vegas?

    All of them!


    Any additional comments?

    For the first time I did not finish a book, I couldn't stand it any longer!

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Fixed on You

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Laurelin Paige
    • Narrated By Carly Robins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (366)
    Performance
    (339)
    Story
    (340)

    Stalking and restraining orders are a thing of Alayna Wither's past. With her MBA newly in hand, she has her future figured out - move up at the nightclub she works at and stay away from any guy who might trigger her obsessive love disorder. A perfect plan. But what Alayna didn't figure on is Hudson Pierce, the new owner of the nightclub. He's smart, rich, and gorgeous - the kind of guy Alayna knows to stay away from if she wants to keep her past tendencies in check. Except, Hudson's fixed his sights on her.

    LeftyMom says: "Not so Fixed"
    "Not in the same league"
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    What disappointed you about Fixed on You?

    These series tries to follow,50 shades and crossfire,but sadly misses it's mark. It's too predictable,the listener knows what will happen before it did.I found myself tuning out, without bothering to go back.I did not listen to any of the other books.


    What was most disappointing about Laurelin Paige’s story?

    It promised so much but delivered so little!


    How could the performance have been better?

    The narrator,read Hudson's part using a female voice, which at times, confused me as I couldn't follow who said what.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Not for me.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Public Secrets

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Renee Raudman
    Overall
    (310)
    Performance
    (278)
    Story
    (283)

    Emma McAvoy may have grown up in the limelight, but some secrets are hidden in a darkness no light can reach. Now on the verge of a successful career, and having fallen in love with the man of her dreams, Emma is looking to the future. Yet it’s the past that is about to catch up with her. For Emma, her childhood had been almost like a rags-to-riches fairy tale - until the tragic night that changed her family forever. But what Emma thinks she knows about that terrible night and the man she’s about to marry is only half the truth.

    Lisa says: "Long, Dark, Depressing, Boring & Disappointing"
    "Too long..."
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    the book drags out so much, that even by skipping parts of the book, I was able to follow the story..
    Way too many characters, at times, I didn't know who was who.
    The narrator sounded like she was reading to a kindergarten class, her tone of voice
    drove me mad.


    What could Nora Roberts have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Edit it by 50%….


    Would you be willing to try another one of Renee Raudman’s performances?

    Only if she was reading a book for toddlers.


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    Where was the romance part of it?


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Falling Into Us

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Jasinda Wilder
    • Narrated By Gabriel Vaughan, Piper Goodeve
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (385)
    Performance
    (357)
    Story
    (361)

    When Kyle Calloway died, he took a part of Nell with him. She wasn't the only one left to pick up the pieces, however; Kyle's death left a gaping hole in the hearts and lives of his parents and his older brother Colton, and ultimately broke the will of the girl he loved.

    Jordy says: "Phenomenally written, and utterly captivating...."
    "Too drawn out!!"
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    Has Falling Into Us turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, I will still listen to more books in the genre, I just did not enjoy this, but I'm not sure if I will choose any other book by this writer.


    What does Gabriel Vaughan and Piper Goodeve bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The narrators are excellent, they make a boring story a little more bearable.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Yes, it helped me to go to sleep at night!


    Any additional comments?

    The book was too drawn out, I felt as if the writer used as many words as possible to fill the pages.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Casual Vacancy

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By J. K. Rowling
    • Narrated By Tom Hollander
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (195)
    Performance
    (175)
    Story
    (176)

    When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early 40s, the town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty facade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils.... Pagford is not what it first seems. And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen.

    Michael says: "Don't have expectations!"
    "surprisingly good"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Casual Vacancy the most enjoyable?

    I didn't know what to expect by this book, as I associate J.K.Rowling with Harry Potter, butI thoroughly enjoyed... The only "negative" about it, is that there are so many charaters in the story that at the beginning it takes few chapters to recall who is who and who is related to whom, but as soon as the characters are in place the story falls into place.Tom Hollander brought each person in this book alive just as I would imagine them to be.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Effortless

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By S. C. Stephens
    • Narrated By Rebekkah Ross
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (624)
    Performance
    (579)
    Story
    (583)

    After being caught in the middle of a love triangle which led to a devastating betrayal, Kiera pledged to learn from the mistakes she’d made. She was determined to never again inflict that kind of pain on anyone, especially the soulful, talented man who held her heart. But life offers new challenges for every relationship, and when Kiera’s love is put to the ultimate test, will it survive? Love is easy...trust is hard.

    Lucina says: ""Mornin""
    "Boring!!!"
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    What disappointed you about Effortless?

    I listened to the first 4 hours of this book, what a bore!!! There is no storyline, 4 hours of listening to: I got up in the morning, I went to uni, I was scared and my rockstar boyfriend is hot, is enough to put anyone in a coma... But I kept going thinking that sooner or later something will happen, but after 4 hours I decided that that was 4 hours of my life that I will never get back!!


    What could S. C. Stephens have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    A storyline!!


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Rebekkah Ross?

    Sarah Coomes


    What character would you cut from Effortless?

    As there are only two major characters, I would say both.


    Any additional comments?

    I will also delete Thoughless, the first instalment of this series..

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Marriage Trap

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Jennifer Probst
    • Narrated By Madeleine Maby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (751)
    Performance
    (672)
    Story
    (675)

    To satisfy his late father’s wishes, hot and single billionaire Michael Conte must find a bride - someone who will fit into his traditional family back home in Italy - and fast, so his engaged sister will be allowed to wed. With no intention of being tied down, Michael "proposes" to fiery, free-spirited photographer Maggie Ryan: If she will play the part of his fiancée during her trip to Milan for a photo shoot, he will keep away from her married best friend, Alexa, and stop making Maggie nuts with their too-close-for-comfort flirtations. But once in Italy, sexual tension sparks the hottest no-strings-attached arrangement on any continent....

    Katheryne says: "Another Simple romance, but I liked it"
    "FUN"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I would have liked to see it with some surprises along the way


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    It was fairly predictable, but enjoyed it never the less.


    Which character – as performed by Madeleine Maby – was your favorite?

    Maggie


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Maybe on DVD


    Any additional comments?

    It was a fun, easy listen..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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