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sharon

chesterfield, MI, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • All About Passion: A Cynster Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (275)
    Performance
    (173)
    Story
    (172)

    Gyles Rawlings, the Earl of Chillingsworth, is a man determined to stay in control of his destiny. Even as he vows to wed a dutiful, blue-blooded lady for the purpose of fostering progeny, he deviously plans to fulfill his most sinful pleasures with a brazen strumpet. But standing at the altar on that fateful day, he unexpectedly finds himself falling in love with his beautiful bride-to-be.

    Lynda says: "Oh, pluuuuze"
    "All About Passion: A Cynster Novel"
    Overall

    I'm half way through and still waiting for this to get good. I've listened to Cynster novels before and they are light listening with good romance and an interesting plot..until now. Stephanie Laurens thinks there is something romantic about a man who will screw anything in a skirt without a backwards glance..until he gets married and this is no exception except there is no plot. If you are looking for a book with detailed sex and lots of nonsense in between this book is for you. I will leave work for my 30 minute commute and they are having sex and still having sex when I get home. I already know how this book will end (they are all the same and that's OK) but there is nothing happening in between. Unfortunately, the only meat in this book is his. Incidentally, how could Giles think Francesca is a gypsy when she is living in the house, wearing expensive clothes and riding the horses in the stable. Please!!! Don't waste your time.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Jakarta Pandemic

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Steven Konkoly
    • Narrated By Joseph Morton
    Overall
    (733)
    Performance
    (656)
    Story
    (653)

    In the late fall of 2013, a lethal pandemic virus emerges from the Islamic Republic of Indonesia (IRI) and rages unchecked across every continent. When the Jakarta Flu threatens his picture-perfect Maine neighborhood, Alex Fletcher, Iraq War veteran, is ready to do whatever it takes to keep his family safe. As a seasoned sales representative for Biosphere Pharmaceuticals, makers of a leading flu virus treatment, Alex understands what a deadly pandemic means for all of them.

    deedeeg says: "Nice surprise"
    "Slooooooooowwww"
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    The narration was terrible but even if it wasn't this book wasn't even close to enjoyable. Anyone who likes books where something always "almost" happens but never does will love this one. It's one of those books where you sit through the whole thing waiting for it to get good and it never does. The author spent way too much time describing what everyone was wearing and what they ate including who boiled the water and who cut the onions. I can't count how many times during the entire book that I said to myself, "Who cares!"

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Trapped

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Jack Kilborn, J. A. Konrath
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (247)
    Performance
    (204)
    Story
    (205)

    It was supposed to be a harmless camping trip. Six wayward teenagers who'd run into trouble with the law, and their court-appointed guardians, Sara and Martin Randhurst. Three nights on a small, deserted island off of Michigan's upper peninsula. A time to bond, to learn, to heal. Then Martin told a campfire story about the island's history. Of the old civil war prison hidden in there, and the starving confederate soldiers who resorted to cannibalism to stay alive. Everyone thought it was funny. They even laughed when Martin pretended to be dragged off into the woods.

    Annie says: "Gore-fest!"
    "Disgusting!"
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    I bought this book b/c I've lived in Michigan my whole life and am very familiar with the remoteness of the UP. I thought this would be a book about troubled teens using their street skills to survive in a harsh, hostile, wilderness situation. Anyone who enjoys stories about adults, teens and potentially a little baby being tortured, roasted and eaten alive in very graphic detail will love this book. Anyone who loved the movie Hostel and watched all the sequels will love this book. If you did NOT enjoy the movie Hostel or watch any of the sequels b/c of that, do not waste your credit on this book. You will have nightmares like I did.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Game of Thrones and Philosophy: Logic Cuts Deeper Than Swords

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By William Irwin (Editor), Henry Jacoby (Editor)
    • Narrated By Robin Sachs
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (57)

    George R. R. Martin's New York Times best-selling epic fantasy book series, A Song of Ice and Fire, and the HBO television show adapted from it, have earned critical acclaim and inspired fanatic devotion. This book delves into the many philosophical questions that arise in this complex, character-driven series, including: Is it right for a "good" king to usurp the throne of a "bad" one and murder his family? How far should you go to protect your family and its secrets? In a fantasy universe with medieval mores and ethics, can female characters reflect modern feminist ideals?

    Tommy says: "Open your eyes and read this please"
    "Worth Listening To"
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    I had been looking for something that addressed GOT philosophy and themes and this book fit the bill. It is a collection of summaries by different authors about various characters and themes in the books. It was written after the first HBO season and after all 5 books had been written so spoiler alerts are included in the foward. Although the narrator was a little monotone at times, it didn't take away from the viewpoints of the authors. Some of the content could get a little dry esp the section on physicalism. Also,you could totally tell the authors who had read all 5 books from the ones who had only watched the first HBO season. For example, one author referred to Sir Jorah Mormont fleeing Kings Landing for Bravos after the city was sacked by Robert Baratheon. That's totally not true. Sir Jorah was exiled from Bear Island by Eddard Stark after he captured some poachers and sold them to slavers for money. Also, one of the authors kept calling Stannis, Stanley. Otherwise, this book was well worth listening to.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15035)
    Performance
    (12384)
    Story
    (13019)

    When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

    Amazon Customer says: "Holy Crap minus the Holy"
    "I'm so glad I'm not alone! Don't waste your time!"
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    What would have made Fifty Shades of Grey better?

    I also bought this book b/c of the hype. After 6 hours of listening I was bored out of my gourd. I never heard a narration that was truly awful until this book. I could have done a better narration A virgin at 22 I can maybe believe in a book but one who has never given herself an orgasm? Sorry! Not even in a book could that ever happen. The main female was whiny, wimpy and without one redeeming character value. I've met 5th graders more mature than her. I suffered through the first part of this book and for the first time in my years of listening to audio books I skipped to the last chaper to find out why she leaves him and I didn't miss a thing. I don't need to listen to the whole thing. Besides If I heard her say "Oh my!" one more time I was going to puke. It's interesting that I sat through the "rules" at the beginning, she was reading the "rules" when I skipped to the last chapter, then I had to sit through the "rules" again before the last chapter was over. I was starting to think something was wrong with me b/c I hated everything about this book when so many people in my life were raving about it. I'm glad I didn't suffer through the whole thing. I want my credit back.


    5 of 7 people found this review helpful

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