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Kay

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  • Secondhand Spirits: A Witchcraft Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Juliet Blackwell
    • Narrated By Xe Sands
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1633)
    Performance
    (1512)
    Story
    (1497)

    Lily Ivory hopes for a normal life when she opens Aunt Cora's Closet. With her magical knack for vintage fashion - she can sense vibrations of the past from clothing and jewelry - her store becomes a big hit. But when a client is murdered and children start disappearing from the Bay Area, Lily may be the only one who can unravel the crime.

    Sherry says: "Witches and fashion - what's not to like!"
    "Reader doesn't read, she whispers"
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    This was one of the most annoying readers I've ever heard. I didn't even finish the book. She whispered for every character. Why? I couldn't tell if she was sleepy, or bored. She just whispered through the whole thing. I don't know if the book is really any good. She didn't speak up enough to engage my interest. I think ANYBODY could have done a better job. And I mean that literally.

    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Surrender (Volume 1)

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Melody Anne
    • Narrated By Saskia Maarleveld
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (486)
    Performance
    (438)
    Story
    (449)

    Raffaello (Rafe) Palazzo takes what he wants with no regrets. Arianna (Ari) Lynn Harlow has led a charmed life until tragedy strikes her family. He's looking for a no-emotions attached mistress, she's looking for redemption. They are not a pair that should ever work, but undeniable attraction and devastating tragedies bring them together in the city by the bay where he fights to keep their relationship nothing more than an enjoyable way to meet his needs, and she battles to not lose herself in him.

    Candateshia Pafford says: "WOW! So good that I am upset volume 2 is not out.."
    "The reader performed Rafes voice horribly."
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    I got no sense that Rafe could ever have any redeeming qualities because the reader made him sound like a filthy old evil, vile creep. I couldn't picture him as attractive, but as a short, hunched over, old Egore, and it was hard for me to connect the kindness he showed for his family to the gruff and discussing dirty evil monster that the reader forced me to picture.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Princess Sisters

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Stacy Lynn Carroll
    • Narrated By Ashlyn Kindberg
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    The only thing she stands to lose are her shoes.Cinderella is an ordinary teenage girl, with an extraordinary name. But because of that name, she and her cousins, Belle, Aurora, Ariel, and Snow White suffer years of torment from their peers. Then as the girls enter high school and the enticing world of dating, a life-altering decision must be made. Is it finally time to stop fighting, and surrender to the fairy tale clichés that have been holding them back? By embracing their names, the girls discover an inner-strength they never knew existed.

    Kay says: "Reader had one voice for all"
    "Reader had one voice for all"
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    Reader used the same voice for each character and for every emotion - silly little girl. The mother's sounded like silly little brain dead girls no matter what hardships they experienced. The sisters sounded like silly little brain dead girls, even when sad and rejected. The boys sounded like silly little brain dead girls through the whole book. It made the book sound silly and brain dead, and written by a little girl, for silly little brain dead girls. The idea of the book was cute. The writting left a lot to be desired. A better reader might have salvaged it, but instead, took away the last possible redeemable quality. I gave two stars for performance because the little girl who was the reader successfully pronounced all the words, and read at a seventh grade level. I'm assuming she's still in middle school. Kudos sweetheart.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Palace Job

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Patrick Weekes
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (913)
    Performance
    (839)
    Story
    (836)

    Loch is seeking revenge. It would help if she wasn’t in jail. The plan: To steal a priceless elven manuscript that once belonged to her family, but is now in the hands of the most powerful man in the Republic. To do so, Loch - former soldier, former prisoner, and current fugitive - must assemble a crack team of magical misfits that includes a cynical illusionist, a shape shifting unicorn, a repentant death priestess, a talking magical war hammer, and a lad with seemingly no skills.

    9littlebees says: "Awful narration"
    "Reader put me to sleep"
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    The book might have been interesting if the reader didn't bore me to sleep. I found it difficult to pay attention to initially, because of the reader. After a while I was able to get into the story, but the sleepy boring voice kept me from enjoying it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Annihilate Me (Vol. 2)

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Christina Ross
    • Narrated By Reba Buhr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (100)
    Performance
    (88)
    Story
    (88)

    Jennifer's life is reeling out of control. Now, there is no denying her feelings for Alex - or his for her. After spending one night together, he took her to heights she never thought was possible. The passion they shared in that one moment is something she can't shake, and it consumes her, throwing her off her game. But this is no game. What they have is real. Still, even as events start to pull them close together, other events threaten to tear them apart.

    Maureen says: "What a good story !!"
    "Awful reader. Distracted by her breathing problem"
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    Is it lack of exercise, exhaustion, emphysema, what?! Her breathing and breathy voice is too distracting to enjoy the book. I think the series is good, but I'm struggling with it because of the reader. She should either get that breathing problem fixed or find another field of work. I haven't experienced many readers worse than this one. Let me revise that. I haven't experienced ANY readers worse than this one.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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