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Carol Salyer

Carol Salyer

Kingsport, TN | Member Since 2006

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  • Odd Thomas

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By David Aaron Baker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4083)
    Performance
    (1572)
    Story
    (1588)

    "The dead don't talk. I don't know why." But they do try to communicate, with a short-order cook in a small desert town serving as their reluctant confidant. Odd Thomas thinks of himself as an ordinary guy, if possessed of a certain measure of talent at the Pico Mundo Grill and rapturously in love with the most beautiful girl in the world, Stormy Llewellyn.

    Denise says: "No Doubting Thomas"
    "Great book!"
    Overall

    What a wonderful book! My 8 year old son liked it as well. The end blew me away!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Darkest Evening of the Year

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By Kirsten Kairos
    Overall
    (1015)
    Performance
    (164)
    Story
    (166)

    Amy Redwing has dedicated her life to the Southern California organization she founded to rescue abandoned and endangered golden retrievers. Among dog lovers, she's a legend for the risks she'll take to save an animal from abuse. Among her friends, Amy's heedless devotion is often cause for concern. To widower Brian McCarthy, whose commitment she can't allow herself to return, Amy's behavior is far more puzzling and hides a shattering secret.

    Fred says: "Dean's got his groove back"
    "Fantastic!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I think this is one of Koontz's best! After trying to read 77 Shadow Street which is perhaps Koontz's worst, I was very pleased! You won't go wrong here.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 77 Shadow Street

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By Peter Berkrot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (669)
    Performance
    (579)
    Story
    (575)

    Enter the world of the Pendleton: The original owner became a recluse - and was rumored to be more than half mad - after his wife and two children were kidnapped in 1896 and never found. The second owner suffered a worse tragedy in 1935, when his house manager murdered him, his family, and the entire live-in staff.... Craftsmen and laborers working on renovations disappear or go mad.... For years, the Pendleton is a happy place, until a bad turn comes again.... Voices in unknown languages are heard in deserted rooms....

    Carol says: "Disappointing, a total let-down."
    "Boring!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Dean Koontz and/or Peter Berkrot?

    Yes, I would read another Dean Koontz book. I have read many and loved all the rest. I really like the Odd Thomas books!

    BUT...

    This is the worst Koontz book ever!If you can make it through the first 12 hours, you “might” find the last 2 hours interesting. Seriously, you might like this book better if you just start with 2nd file and don’t bother listing to the first 6 hours at all.


    What was most disappointing about Dean Koontz’s story?

    It just went on and on with details that did not matter to the final story.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Spoiler alert! When a certain doctor got shot


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    mind-numbing.... bored to death


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Decadent: Wicked Lovers Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Shayla Black
    • Narrated By Lexi Maynard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (520)
    Performance
    (470)
    Story
    (474)

    How can a virgin seeking happily ever after with a hot pop star who has a penchant for threesomes win her fantasy man? Kimber Edgington desperately needs a plan to convince Jesse McCall, who's been her friend and secret crush since they spent a summer together as teenagers, that they are meant for each other. But all the tabloid stories about his sexual escapades make her feel oh so inadequate.

    Sandra says: "To Menage or Not"
    "Very Sexy and Hot!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would definately recommend this book to a friend. It is well written, keeps your attention and is very erotic.


    What other book might you compare Decadent to and why?

    If you like the 50 Shades of Grey and Bared to You series, you will definately like this book.


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

    I have listened to Lexi Maynards performances of Shayla Black's first book in the Wicked Lovers Series and she does a wonderful job of performing the voices and bringing forth the characters in the books.


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

    Sexy, erotic, spine tingling,


    Any additional comments?

    Definately a Five Star Overall....Highly Recommend.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Reflected in You: A Crossfire Novel, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Sylvia Day
    • Narrated By Jill Redfield
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2660)
    Performance
    (2429)
    Story
    (2440)

    Gideon Cross: As beautiful and flawless on the outside as he was damaged and tormented on the inside. He was a bright, scorching flame that singed me with the darkest of pleasures. I couldn’t stay away. I didn’t want to. He was my addiction…my every desire…mine. My past was as violent as his, and I was just as broken. We’d never work. It was too hard, too painful…except when it was perfect. Those moments when the driving hunger and desperate love were the most exquisite insanity. We were bound by our need. And our passion would take us beyond our limits to the sweetest, sharpest edge of obsession.…

    Rebecca says: "Fifty Shades Minus Twilight."
    "Wonderful story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would definately recommend this book and the first one "Bared To You" to anyone that enjoyed 50 Shades of Grey. I really think that I could relate more to the characters in this book more so than in 50 Shades Of Grey. Just an all around great book. The characters were very realistic. Very touching. Loved it!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ava was my favorite character. I felt so bad for her because she loved Gidian so much and he continued to do things that she did not understand.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite scene in the book was the final scene when everything came together.


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

    I did not want to turn the audio off. I couldn't wait to see what was going to happen next.


    Any additional comments?

    Loved It!
    I will listen to both of the books again before the 3rd one comes out...Can't wait.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beautiful Disaster

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Jamie McGuire
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1033)
    Performance
    (944)
    Story
    (961)

    The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate number of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance from the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University's Walking One-Night Stand. Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby needs—and wants—to avoid.

    Guiselle says: "5 things you should know before buying this book"
    "Beautiful Story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Beautiful Disaster in three words, what would they be?

    Very Beautiful Story


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Travis because of his sincere love for Abbey and how sweet his character actually was.


    Which character – as performed by Emma Galvin – was your favorite?

    She performed all of them very well. Especially Travis. I loved the emotion that she put into him and how realistic he was. She made his character come to life.


    If you could rename Beautiful Disaster, what would you call it?

    I think that the name is perfect for the book.


    Any additional comments?

    When I first started to listening to the book, I did not know if I could relate to the characters but after the first chapter I could not stop listening. I spent the past two days listening to the story because I couldn't wait to hear what was going to happen next. The characters were so realistic and Emma Galvin performed the voices and the feelings that each of the characters felt so well. I felt as if I was watching a very sweet, sad, happy love story unfold and that I was right there. I would highly recommend this book to anyone that enjoys love stories that have more than just sex in them. This story had excitement and true to life feelings from the characters. You couldn't ask for anything more from this very wonderful book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Demon Seed

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (85)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (35)

    In the privacy of her own home, and against her will, Susan Harris will experience an inconceivable act of terror. She will become the object of the ultimate computer’s consuming obsession: to learn everything there is to know about human flesh.

    Guy says: "Worst Koontz Ever!"
    "I liked it!"
    Overall

    Did the other reviewers read the description before buying? This is a very early Koontz book that has been re-released. If you listen knowing it was written in the 70's you will like it too.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Brother Odd

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By David Aaron Baker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2312)
    Performance
    (848)
    Story
    (845)

    No one could have imagined Odd Thomas ever leaving the quirky comfort of Pico Mundo. Yet leave it he has, for a monastery. But Odd has a knack for finding trouble no matter where he goes, and a killer is stalking the ancient holy halls. Odd is about to meet an enemy who eclipses any he has yet encountered.

    Travelgirl says: "Odds are you will LOVE this book!!!"
    "Great!"
    Overall

    This one is on track with the first. I hope it is not the last we see of Odd Thomas!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Forever Odd: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By David Aaron Baker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3210)
    Performance
    (892)
    Story
    (909)

    He's the most unlikely hero you'll ever meet, an ordinary guy with a modest job you might never look at twice. But there's so much more to any of us than meets the eye, and that goes triple for Odd Thomas. For Odd lives always between two worlds in the small desert town of Pico Mundo, where the heroic and the harrowing are everyday events. Odd never asked to communicate with the dead, it's something that just happened.

    Sittingduck says: "Detailed Koontz"
    "Not quite as good as the first"
    Overall

    This is a very good book although not quite as good as the first. The 3rd one (Brother Odd) is almost as good as the first.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dune

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Frank Herbert
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Euan Morton, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8310)
    Performance
    (4089)
    Story
    (4145)

    Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Maud'dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.

    Joshua says: "Wonderful production!"
    "Great book!"
    Overall

    It took me about an hour to become fully “engaged” and get my mind wrapped around all the characters and the names of the worlds and such, but I did not want to stop listening after that!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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