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Cheryle

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  • Hexbound: Dark Elite, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Chloe Neill
    • Narrated By Mary Kane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (29)

    Lily Parker is new to St. Sophia's School for Girls, but she's already learned that magic can be your best friend - or your worst enemy. That's why Lily has to learn how to control her newly discovered paranormal abilities while fighting the good fight with her best friend Scout as they take on Chicago's nastiest nightlife - including the tainted magic users known as Reapers....

    Cheryle says: "Pretty much un-listenable"
    "Pretty much un-listenable"
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    Story
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I think the story is great. Its just that the high pitched voice, and character voices not being separated enough make it very hard to listen to.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Mary Kane?

    Anyone
    Hathaway


    What character would you cut from Hexbound?

    Too high and annoying voice pitch for the main character that didn't change enough to distinguish characters, unless it was a male, and the same with them. All girls the same, all guys the same.


    Any additional comments?

    I believe that if there was another narrator, this book would have many listeners.

    I think it has a great story line. But you would almost have to be reading the book along with it to follow.

    Please understand that I believe that narration must be hard and I don't know if I could have done better myself? I am not quick to run and pass judgement or to write negative comments. I feel bad for the writer, I believe the audio version does not do her writing justice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • White Witch, Black Curse: The Hollows, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Kim Harrison
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    Overall
    (1771)
    Performance
    (1006)
    Story
    (1015)

    Some wounds take time to heal . . . and some scars never fade. Rachel Morgan, kick-ass witch and bounty hunter, has taken her fair share of hits, and has broken lines she swore she would never cross. But when her lover was murdered, it left a deeper wound than Rachel ever imagined, and now she won't rest until his death is solved . . . and avenged. Whatever the cost.

    Carrie says: "Welcome back Marquerite Gavin!"
    "Different Narrator"
    Overall
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    Story
    What made the experience of listening to White Witch, Black Curse the most enjoyable?

    I always love Kim Harrison's stories. She brings personalities to life in a way that brings you into the world she has created.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Bringing a new narrator into the middle of a series is never a great idea. I almost did not purchase it, because of someones remark that she had ruined it.
    I think that the narrator tried to do her best. But if she had listened to the previous narrator in at least one book or even half of it, she would not have pronounced the words incorrectly. I really tried to consign myself to it. But some of the words that are pronounced wrong are just plain unnecessary. It was annoying. Also when she did Jinx's voice, it was ear piercing.
    I believe in another circumstance she is a great narrator. Just not in the middle of another's work.
    I would not skip this one as it is a good as the past editions, but I would like people to expect the issues, rather than being surprised.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Firespell: Dark Elite, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Chloe Neill
    • Narrated By Mary Kane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (60)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (54)

    From the author of the Chicagoland Vampires novels, a new series about a boarding school filled with something worse than homework. Lily's parents have sent her to a fancy boarding school in Chicago filled with the ultra-rich. If that wasn't bad enough, she's hearing and seeing bizarre things on St. Sophie's creepy campus. Her roommate, Scout, keeps her sane, but keeps disappearing at night. When one day Lily finds Scout running from real-life monsters, she learns the hard way that Scout is involved in a splinter group of rebel teens.They protect Chicago from demons, vamps, and dark magic users....

    Rocky Mountain Reviewer says: "Story is Good - But the Performance Is Lacking"
    "Excellent story but Narrator is horrible"
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    What would have made Firespell better?

    A different Narrator


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love the story and a new spin to popular fiction themes


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I never like to leave negative comments, I believe if you have nothing to say do not say it at all etc.While I was first listening to the story I was going to ask for a refund because the narrator has a very annoying, monotone voice and made the book almost impossible to listen to. I decided however to give it more of a chance. The story did grab me in after listening to it for a while and I believe it would be more exciting with a different narrator. Even when she tries to do different characters it just gets more high pitched, piercing and annoying in sound. I am wondering if this is her first time narrating? I am reluctant to listen to the next installment just because of her voice.


    Any additional comments?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Untamed: Medieval Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Lowell
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (337)
    Performance
    (205)
    Story
    (207)

    A hero of the crusades, Dominic le Sabre has returned in glory and in triumph to claim his reward: the beautiful Saxon bride awarded to him by the conqueror king. But Lady Margaret of the Blackthorne cannot yield to the bold Norman invader.

    Diana says: "Perfect!"
    "Great series"
    Overall

    I really enjoy this trilogy. Very romantic and at times very explicit. The explicit part was unexpected but did not ruin the story. The collection seems separate from the others but at the same time refers and includes to past characters. After I read the first one it seemed as though they could not go forward with the story unless it was for the next generation. But the author had gone with another twist. Deferent but a nice change when listening to series.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Wild Fire: Leopard Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Christine Feehan
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (214)
    Performance
    (109)
    Story
    (107)

    Called on a dangerous assignment, leopard shifter Conner Vega returns to the Panama rainforest of his homeland, looking every bit the civilized male. But as a member of the most lethal of the shifter tribes, he doesn’t have a civilized bone in his body. He carries the scent of a wild animal in its prime, he bears the soul-crushing sins of past kills - and he’s branded by the scars of shame inflicted by the woman he betrayed.

    Kim says: "The best yet!"
    "To much of the same"
    Overall

    I have really enjoyed the previous books in this series, but they have become way too predictable. Almost as if that changed the names and fit the rest around it. I did enjoy it, but alittle more changes in plots would help.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Dark Slayer: Dark Series, Book 20

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Christine Feehan
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante, Jane Brown
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (567)
    Performance
    (284)
    Story
    (288)

    A rumor has persisted in the vampire world of a dark slayer - a woman - who travels with a wolf pack and who destroys any vampire who crosses her path. Mysterious, elusive and seemingly impossible to kill, she is the one hunter who strikes terror into the hearts of the undead. She is Ivory Malinov. Her only brethren, the wolves. Long ago betrayed by her people, abandoned by her family, and cast out by everyone she held dear, Ivory has lived centuries without companionship or love.

    Mary says: "Loved it!!"
    "Amazing as always"
    Overall

    I find all the Carpathian novels hard to put down. I just wish they came out faster... (:

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Spirit Bound: Vampire Academy, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Richelle Mead
    • Narrated By Emily Shaffer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1043)
    Performance
    (597)
    Story
    (609)

    After a long and heartbreaking journey to Dimitri’s birthplace in Siberia, Rose Hathaway has finally returned to St. Vladimir’s—and to her best friend, Lissa. It is nearly graduation, and the girls can’t wait for their real lives beyond the Academy’s iron gates to begin. But Rose’s heart still aches for Dimitri, and she knows he’s out there, somewhere.

    Natalia P. Valdes says: "The gang is back together"
    "Great"
    Overall

    Amazing series, I can not wait for the next one to come out. Everyone is better than the last. Hard to put down.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Street Magic: Black London, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Caitlin Kittredge
    • Narrated By Terry Donnelly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (94)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (27)

    Her name is Pete Caldecott. She was just 16 when she met Jack Winter, a gorgeous, larger-than-life mage who thrilled her with his witchcraft. Then a spirit Jack summoned killed him before Pete's eyes -or so she thought. Now a detective, Pete is investigating the case of a young girl kidnapped from the streets of London.

    Azeezat says: "could be better"
    "Maybe future books are better?"
    Overall

    I think that the story line has promise, but was hard to stay focused on the story. Maybe that it is the first in a series, they would get better? Not sure if I want to find out.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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