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D. Edwards

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  • Blameless: An Alexia Tarabotti Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Gail Carriger
    • Narrated By Emily Gray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1307)
    Performance
    (1082)
    Story
    (1087)

    Gail Carriger’s best-selling Parasol Protectorate series reimagines Victorian England with vampires, werewolves, and a dash of steampunk. Blameless is the third in the series starring the parasol-wielding Lady Alexia Maccon, formerly Alexia Tarabotti. After news spreads of her delicate condition—a surprise to everyone since she’s married to a werewolf—Alexia is desperate to escape the London gossip. So she heads to Italy for a change of scenery.

    Leanna says: "When you're right, you're right!"
    "Such a shame about the production."
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    If you could sum up Blameless in three words, what would they be?

    Sadly poorly executed.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Of course, Alexia is quite marvelous, but I am rather partial to the idea of her husband!


    What aspect of Emily Gray’s performance would you have changed?

    Emily Gray is perfect for these stories and previous installments have been very well performed, but this version went wrong somewhere in the editing/production. The pauses were all were all over the place, leaving great yawning silences,sometimes between sentences which really spoiled the pace of the story and overall effect for me.


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

    Alexia's exploits are hilarious, but I got quite annoyed with this book because of the stupid gaps and pauses.


    Any additional comments?

    This audiobook needs to go back to the producers to be improved upon.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Town Like Alice

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Nevil Shute
    • Narrated By Robin Bailey
    Overall
    (1426)
    Performance
    (890)
    Story
    (893)

    Wanting to repay a wartime debt to the Malays, Jean Paget returns. There she hears a story which leads her to Australia.

    Barbara says: "Better still in Audio form"
    "Fantastic story, could not stop listening."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of A Town Like Alice to be better than the print version?

    Never got around to the print version which is why I chose the audible version, The audible version is fantastic though!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Its scope. There was so much to this story, it isn't one thing or the other really. There is something here to appeal to everyone I think. I also loved its upbeat feeling. This is a not a story about being beaten.


    Any additional comments?

    It has taken me a long time to get around to this book. I am so pleased I finally got around to it. I jut couldn't stop listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hunted: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3904)
    Performance
    (3631)
    Story
    (3634)

    For a 2,000-year-old Druid, Atticus O’Sullivan is a pretty fast runner. Good thing, because he’s being chased by not one but two goddesses of the hunt - Artemis and Diana - for messing with one of their own. Dodging their slings and arrows, Atticus, Granuaile, and his wolfhound Oberon are making a mad dash across modern-day Europe to seek help from a friend of the Tuatha Dé Danann. His usual magical option of shifting planes is blocked, so instead of playing hide-and-seek, the game plan is...run like hell.

    D says: "Another Serving of Hilari-tea"
    "Can't wait for the next installment"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Hunted: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 6 to be better than the print version?

    Yes because Luke Daniels is such a good performer.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Oberon of course, he's funny and its great to hear a dog's thoughts.


    Which character – as performed by Luke Daniels – was your favorite?

    Sorry, Oberon again.


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

    This series always makes me laugh out loud and that's why I love them.


    Any additional comments?

    I love this series, yes some of the books don't have such good storylines as others, but overall they are fab and a great way to escape from the real world. They are such fun to listen to and I can't wait for the next installment. I never want this series to end!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tears of the Jaguar: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By A. J. Hartley
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (318)
    Performance
    (282)
    Story
    (279)

    When a sudden rainstorm disrupts an archeological dig at a remote Mayan site, site supervisor Deborah Miller makes an astonishing discovery: a collection of rubies so precious that generations of men have died - and killed - to possess them. Some believe the jewels harbor occult power; others believe they are the key to the arms race; still others see merely their potential for profit. But Deborah doesn’t want power or money - she only wants the truth.

    Kate says: "Don't waste a credit"
    "Light Hearted unoriginal Adventure"
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    What did you love best about Tears of the Jaguar?

    I can't say I loved anything. The pace was pretty good and the storyline kept me mostly engaged although it felt like other stories of its type and not at all original. There was nothing to love.


    What other book might you compare Tears of the Jaguar to and why?

    The Nosferatu Scrolls.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    The accents were appalling which made any parts of the story not involving Americans hard to stomach. Couldn't figure out why the British MI5 agent sometimes sounded slightly Scottish, other times Irish and then slipped into Dick Van Dyke cockney from time to time. This was the same for the Lancaster accent, ARRRGGHHH! The Spanish accents were off too.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a light Adventure story, fairly well paced, but a bit too interwoven in places and lacking something, I went with the flow and was entertained though annoyed by the narrators accents. I was surprised not to like the main character more, in fact, there aren't any really strong or likeable characters in this book. Perhaps that's what is missing?

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Beautiful Redemption

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
    • Narrated By Kevin T. Collins, Khristine Hvam
    Overall
    (1050)
    Performance
    (949)
    Story
    (973)

    Ethan Wate has spent most of his life longing to escape the stiflingly small Southern town of Gatlin. He never thought he would meet the girl of his dreams, Lena Duchannes, who unveiled a secretive, powerful, and cursed side of Gatlin, hidden in plain sight. And he never could have expected that he would be forced to leave behind everyone and everything he cares about. So when Ethan awakes after the chilling events of the Eighteenth Moon, he has only one goal: to find a way to return to Lena and the ones he loves.

    Coftse says: "Christine"
    "Way too depressing."
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    What did you like best about Beautiful Redemption? What did you like least?

    I like the characters as I have all the way through the books, especially Macon and Link. Sadly though, even with the wonderful light relief of Link, this book was just too depressing. I want to escape into this kind of story, not be depressed.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I need chocolate and a glass of wine as now I'm depressed!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    After Link Kills Abraham.


    Could you see Beautiful Redemption being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    The same stars as the Beautiful Creatures Movie, but this shouldn't be made into Movie, again, I want an escape when I go to the Movies.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved the promise of this series and enjoyed the first two books, but the last two were just way to serious. The over all tone was too dark and depressing, there was too much death and sadness for me. I had to know what it was all about so finished the series, but in the end it was still sad and also an awful lot to get to a fairly weak conclusion.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Line: Witching Savannah, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By J. D. Horn
    • Narrated By Shannon McManus
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (454)
    Performance
    (415)
    Story
    (413)

    To the uninitiated, Savannah shows only her bright face and genteel manner. Those who know her well, though, can see beyond her colonial trappings and small-city charm to a world where witchcraft is respected, Hoodoo is feared, and spirits linger. Mercy Taylor is all too familiar with the supernatural side of Savannah, being a member of the most powerful family of witches in the South. Despite being powerless herself, of course. Having grown up without magic of her own, in the shadow of her talented and charismatic twin sister, Mercy has always thought herself content.

    Robin in Vermont says: "Great new series!"
    "Not as good as I'd hoped."
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I always listen to books while doing other things, so yes.


    Would you recommend The Line to your friends? Why or why not?

    I'm not sure that I would. The characters just aren't strong enough, they don't make you care for them and the story is missing something.


    What aspect of Shannon McManus’s performance would you have changed?

    Her squeaky voice, yuck.


    Did The Line inspire you to do anything?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    This book seemed to have all the right ingredients, but in the end fell short of my expectations. It was ok, but I don't care enough about the characters or the story to try the next one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Taker

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Alma Katsu
    • Narrated By Laurel Lefkow
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (277)
    Performance
    (247)
    Story
    (249)

    On the midnight shift at a hospital in rural Maine, Dr. Luke Findley is expecting another quiet evening of frostbite and the occasional domestic dispute. But the minute Lanore McIlvrae—Lanny—walks into his ER, she changes his life forever. A mysterious woman with a past and plenty of dark secrets, Lanny is unlike anyone Luke has ever met. He is inexplicably drawn to her...despite the fact that she is a murder suspect with a police escort.

    Jodie says: "Left wanting something more..."
    "A strange one."
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    What did you like best about The Taker? What did you like least?

    Its fairy Tale like quality.


    Which character – as performed by Laurel Lefkow – was your favorite?

    Adair


    Did The Taker inspire you to do anything?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I had to get to the end of this book in order to find what on earth it was all about. I enjoyed the various twists and turns through time and the Fairy Tale quality of the story. However, having made it through to the end via a meandering tale, I felt somewhat dissatisfied. Overall the book was too long, it needed to get to the point and the modern day stuff was just a bit annoying and seemed slightly off kilter. The main character is hard to like and I'm not sure she was worth the time spent getting to know her especially as it was really only during two brief interludes of a very long life. A weird one, I'm not sure if I liked it or not.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rogue Island

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Bruce DeSilva
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman, Bruce DeSilva
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (808)
    Performance
    (624)
    Story
    (618)

    Liam Mulligan is as old school as a newspaper man gets. His beat is Providence, Rhode Island, and he knows every street and alley. He knows the priests and prostitutes, the cops and street thugs. He knows the mobsters and politicians--who are pretty much one and the same. Someone is systematically burning down the neighborhood Mulligan grew up in, people he knows and loves are perishing in the flames, and the public is on the verge of panic.

    Michael Jacobi says: "Classic Whodunnit"
    "Happy to have discovered this series"
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    What did you love best about Rogue Island?

    The fact that it was fast paced, and I didn't feel like I'd read the story before.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The excitement and the small town feel.


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

    No extreme reaction. This is a good story though.


    Any additional comments?

    I was thoroughly entertained by this book and wanted to know what was going to happen right the way through. Definitely going to continue with this series. Pleased to have found this author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Timeless: The Parasol Protectorate, the Fifth

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Gail Carriger
    • Narrated By Emily Gray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1044)
    Performance
    (954)
    Story
    (950)

    Alexia Tarabotti, Lady Maccon, has settled into domestic bliss. Of course, being Alexia, such bliss involves integrating werewolves into London High society, living in a vampire's second best closet, and coping with a precocious toddler who is prone to turning supernatural willy-nilly. Even Ivy Tunstell's acting troupe's latest play, disastrous to say the least, cannot put a damper on Alexia's enjoyment of her new London lifestyle.

    Leanna says: "So long but not goodbye?"
    "Didn't want it to end, left wanting more."
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    Would you listen to Timeless again? Why?

    For the humor and to revisit Carriger's fabulous characters, as well as, the finer details of the story.


    What other book might you compare Timeless to and why?

    I was looking for another enjoyable Supernatural series after finishing all the Charlaine Harris books and was happy to find this series. Totally different though and if possible funnier and more light hearted


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

    I've listened to the other books in this series. Book three was awful due to poor production, but this narrator is perfect, she gets better and better with the exception of book three and really makes this production.


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

    Yes, but that would spoil the plot.


    Any additional comments?

    This is an intelligent and amusing series. I have been thoroughly entertained. The stories and characters seemed to strengthen with each book. So sad that this is the last one. I want more!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beautiful Creatures: Beautiful Creatures, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
    • Narrated By Kevin T. Collins
    Overall
    (3310)
    Performance
    (2782)
    Story
    (2799)

    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"
    "Mesmerizing performance of an interesting tale."
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    Where does Beautiful Creatures rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Fairly highly as the performance is so good and the story is woven in such a way that I just had to find out what was going to happen. Even though this is not a particularly original tale, it has enough twists to keep a reader/listener wanting more.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Beautiful Creatures?

    I love the scene at the dining table when all the family are gathered and Ridley is trying to cause trouble.


    What about Kevin T. Collins’s performance did you like?

    I loved that he had a slight accent, but not too much, I also liked the fact that he sounded young without being juvenile.


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

    I felt mesmerized, something about the music, the 16 song and the story itself.


    Any additional comments?

    I can't wait to read the next part of this story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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