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  • Predatory

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Alexandra Ivy, Nina Bangs, Dianne Duvall, and others
    • Narrated By Arika Rapson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (93)
    Performance
    (89)
    Story
    (90)

    Paranormal romance authors Alexandra Ivy, Nina Bangs, Dianne Duvall, and Hannah Jayne present four original novellas in this exciting anthology.

    Malinda says: "4 stories ranging from good to great :D"
    "Well Written Stories!"
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    Would you listen to Predatory again? Why?

    One story yes, In Darkness, By Dianne Duvall

    I was not familiar with three of the Author's in this book, I felt a bit lost in them at times not having read the other books in their series.so from what I could tell the stories were well written and for the most part I enjoyed their stories. However, "Still Darkness" by Dianne Duvall The story of the immortal Richart d'Alençon was excellent and very much up to the usual Immortal Guardian books that Ms Duvall writes. I was worried that being a short story and not a full book that Richart might be cheated out of what he could be in a full story. I think those worries were not seen. Richart's short story was full from the beginning to the end and she did a wonderful job in letting us see the completely great love story of Richart and Jenna and I applaud her for that.

    If I have any complaint it is with the narrator Arika Rapson. I wanted to like her reading however, I couldn't help but dislike how absolutely horrible Arika Rapson was at accents, which kept pulling me out of the story! I think someone who was able to actually do a good accent to read the stories.would have been so much better!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Predatory?

    In Darkness by Dianne Duvall


    What aspect of Arika Rapson’s performance would you have changed?

    Anything that has to do with accents! She definitely needs to have some sort of training in that area!


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

    No way could you make a story on the entire book you would have to pick one of the stories.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Lover at Last: Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By J.R. Ward
    • Narrated By Jim Frangione
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1499)
    Performance
    (1377)
    Story
    (1389)

    Qhuinn, son of no one, is used to being on his own. Disavowed from his bloodline, shunned by the aristocracy, he has finally found an identity as one of the most brutal fighters in the war against the Lessening Society. But his life is not complete. Even as the prospect of having a family of his own seems to be within reach, he is empty on the inside, his heart given to another....

    bluebelle says: "LOVER AT LAST!"
    "Good But Disappointing"
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    If you could sum up Lover at Last in three words, what would they be?

    Good But Disappointing


    Would you be willing to try another book from J. R. Ward? Why or why not?

    Yes, I would try another book. The series is good but the last few books have not been as good as the beginning books in this series. The Warden seems to be lacking something in this book, in that it seems she gave in to popular demand of putting the two leading characters together. While I completely believe that Blay is in love with Qhuinn at no point do I believe that Qhuinn has the same undying love for Blay. A fling, a phase, perhaps a deep friendship that he is confused about but never the love The Warden writes about. The new characters she brings in on this book are interesting and I can see where it will lead to some interesting situations.


    Which character – as performed by Jim Frangione – was your favorite?

    Wrath and Vishous


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

    Read the first books so you won't dislike the series


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Vengeance in Death: In Death, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1263)
    Performance
    (846)
    Story
    (852)

    He is an expert with the latest technology...a madman with the mind of a genius and the heart of a killer. He quietly stalks his prey. Then he haunts the police with cryptic riddles about the crimes he is about to commit - always solved moments too late to save the victims' lives.

    NanaMeryl says: "Is there a Roarke out there for me?"
    "One The Better Books In The Series So Far"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I would recommend this book, it brings you back to Roarke's past! I love Roarke and truth be told he is the reason I keep buying the next book in the series. He is every woman's dream man and in this book we get to learn about his past and what he did there that has had us guessing up to this point. Eve's and Sommerset's relationship is severely challenged but in the end we see they come to an understanding and an admiration of sorts with each other.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Roarke


    What about Susan Ericksen’s performance did you like?

    She is great to listen too. She does the different accents wonderfully, she flows from one voice to the other never making it choppy or taking you out of the story with a bad interpretation of the accent or the character. She has become my favorite narrator and I have bought books I might not have otherwise purchased simply because I saw she was doing the narrating and I know she will make the book interesting.


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

    The love between Eve and Roarke is believable not to mention enviable. I like to wait for their intimate moments, it is not just the intimate moments just to have them in the story, they always make them so you learn another depth of their relationship.Peobody her assistant, is funny. I can't tell you how many times I have been listening when out of the blue she will have a witty come back to Eve and I laugh out loud.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope J.D. Robb, AKA Nora Roberts keeps up this series for years to come!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Next Always: Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2224)
    Performance
    (1971)
    Story
    (1976)

    The historic hotel in Boonsboro has endured war and peace, the changing of hands, and even rumored hauntings. Now it’s getting a major face-lift from the Montgomery brothers and their eccentric mother. As the architect in the family, Beckett’s social life consists mostly of talking shop over pizza and beer. But there’s another project he’s got his eye on: the girl he’s been waiting to kiss since he was sixteen.

    krista says: "A cozy romance"
    "Narrator Ruined This Book"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Next Always the most enjoyable?

    Let me start by saying this book was good. Another one of Nora Roberts well written imaginative books. However, the narrator was so lack luster and unemotional I struggled with it. His voices for the different characters didn't change much from one character to another and it had me going to other books then coming back to it trying to struggle through to the end. If you like Nora Roberts, as I do, you may be able to listen with more patience.

    One of the reasons I enjoy Audio books is because I can get lost in the story by the narrator as they pull you in and make you believe the characters are real, this one did not do that for me.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of MacLeod Andrews?

    Someone who feels the story as they read it like most of the other narrators I have listened to have done.


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

    It might have been if I wasn't so distracted by the narrator.


    Any additional comments?

    A good narrator can make a not so good book interesting. However, in the same token a bad narrator can ruin a good book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lover Unleashed: The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By J.R. Ward
    • Narrated By Jim Frangione
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1834)
    Performance
    (1291)
    Story
    (1295)

    Payne, twin sister of Vishous, is cut from the same dark, seductive cloth as her brother. Imprisoned for eons by their mother, the Scribe Virgin, she finally frees herself - only to face a devastating injury. Manuel Manello, M.D., is drafted by the Brotherhood to save her as only he can - but when the human surgeon and the vampire warrior meet, their two worlds collide in the face of their undeniable passion. With so much working against them, can love prove stronger than the birthright and the biology that separates them?

    M says: "Good not great **Spoilers**"
    "Mesmerizing"
    Overall

    Following along with the Brotherhood is Mesmerizing & Attention Grabbing from the very first page. I would highly recommend starting at the very beginning of this addicting series so you can become enveloped in each Brothers story then getting to know them & getting lost in their world of adventure & magic!! My favorite Brother, Vishous, but they are all equally as mesmerizing in their own unique way!!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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