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Ms. Terry Lunney

Calgary, Alberta, Canada | Member Since 2009

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  • Affliction: Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 22

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Laurell K. Hamilton
    • Narrated By Kimberly Alexis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (719)
    Performance
    (674)
    Story
    (679)

    Some zombies are raised. Others must be put down. Just ask Anita Blake. Before now, she would have considered them merely off-putting, never dangerous. Before now, she had never heard of any of them causing human beings to perish in agony. But that’s all changed. Micah's estranged father lies dying, rotting away inside from some strange ailment that has his doctors whispering about "zombie disease". Anita makes her living off of zombies - but these aren’t the kind she knows so well. These creatures hunt in daylight, and are as fast and strong as vampires.

    Ms. Terry Lunney says: "coming out of the whine"
    "coming out of the whine"
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    This book was much better as the whining and moaning about who she(Anita) is as a necromancer and succubus was less strident than in the other books. Anita accepting her gifts and the loves in her life- and how she has to use them- made this book a much better listen. I figured out how she was going to have to make this work( like a firebreak) about halfway through. It was only logical. Overall, I would recommend this to any who have been fans and were dropping off due to frustration about the litany of insecurity on sex and moral judgement. It was getting so old. This feels like a fresh start.

    Normally, I like the narrator, but this time either she or the sound engineers dropped the ball, particularly with Edward. He sounded WAY to high school instead of the sociopath we all know and love. The pitch, intonation and emotional expression is off. The male 'voices' in Skin Trade were better and more consistent. This recording sounds like it was done in several different studios as it is 'pitchy' throughout the book- sometimes sounding a little hollow. A reader can't do an 18 hour book all in one go, so it is important to have competent sound engineers to smooth out the edges and make it homogenous. Kimberly Alexis is a talented narrator, so not sure who decided this was 'good enough'- but that is the impression I'm left with. Like they gave it one shot and it only got half the target.

    Anything with Jean Claude and The Wicked Truth is always good and if this gets back to LKH- please give us more of those three! I'd beg but I hate sounding whiney, too. :)

    I'm surprised by the shock of other reviewers regarding Micah's sexual negotiating techniques with the other Were Masters. It made perfect sense to me and I've been waiting for this to come out in the open( on paper as Anita already knew and was OK with it). It is result driven, not desire. Pragmatic. Just like Anita and Micah, if you think about it.

    Overall, I'm back in the fold as an LKH fan- and can hardly wait for the next book. I'm also looking forward to her next Merry Gentry book that is supposed to be coming out in the next year. The last one was out somewhere around 2008 so we are seriously overdue to hear about the triplets.

    Have a Good Listening Day :)



    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Rode Hard, Put Up Wet: Rough Riders, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Lorelei James
    • Narrated By Rebeca Estrella
    Overall
    (129)
    Performance
    (114)
    Story
    (116)

    Workin' up a hot, sticky sweat is pure pleasure with a hard-ridin' cowboyor two. Struggling stock contractor Gemma Jansen swallows her pride and tracks down circuit rider Cash Big Crow to offer him a job managing her ranch. Cash agrees on one condition: Theirs wont be strictly a working relationship. She's the boss during the day, but once she's corralled in the bedroom, Cash calls the shots. Despite concerns about their age difference, Gemma consents. Cash suspects the sexy widow hides an untapped wild streak....

    Ms. Terry Lunney says: "I love Lorelei James books!"
    "I love Lorelei James books!"
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    Would you listen to Rode Hard, Put Up Wet again? Why?

    I've already listened to it several times- it's a great story! Before I bought it on audio, I read it from the library. This is primarily a great story about an older heroine- and how great passionate love can happen when you are older and be just as fulfilling. For an extra spicy facet- it also introduces the problems that comes with falling for an OCD artist with a younger couple centered around Carter McKay- one of the brothers we haven't heard much from yet. Awesome story!


    What did you like best about this story?

    There was amazing balance and sweetness in Gemma and Cash's story and it would have gone too smoothly- Hey! They are older and wiser, have loved and know who they are! But by adding the story of Carter McKay and Cash's daughter for spice and rough patches, it made this story a 5/5 for me.


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

    She is always great, consistant and a joy to listen to. Thank you Rebecca!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Hard to without spoilers, but when Cash relates why he can't look at Gemma while they make love is very sweet. Many of Carter's explosions moved me to want to smack him up along side the head, but then I remember 'this is a story' :)


    Any additional comments?

    I love LJ's western books. Her men are alphas, the women no fools and the stories are credible( especially regarding what goes on behind the chutes in rodeo- don't let anyone tell you differently).

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Grendel Affair

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Lisa Shearin
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (92)
    Performance
    (84)
    Story
    (81)

    We’re Supernatural Protection & Investigations, known as SPI. Things that go bump in the night, the monsters you thought didn’t exist? We battle them and keep you safe. But some supernatural baddies are just too big to contain, even for us. When I moved to New York to become a world famous journalist, I never imagined that snagging a job at a seedy tabloid would change my career path from trashy reporter to undercover agent. I’m Makenna Fraser, a Seer for SPI.

    So, I Read This Book Today says: "Now I have to read ALL her work!"
    "It was fine- good value for the credit."
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    What made the experience of listening to The Grendel Affair the most enjoyable?

    It was a well designed story. Unlike the other contributors, I didn't find the heroine whiney, etc. I found her just fine and certainly practical considering she has no practical experience in monster hunting.


    What other book might you compare The Grendel Affair to and why?

    Supernatural


    What about Johanna Parker’s performance did you like?

    She is a great narrator, I've always enjoyed her storytelling.


    Any additional comments?

    This series is a great middle of the road story- it doesn't reach out and grab you and make you want to stay up till 4am so you can finish it- but it is compelling enough that I look forward to the next one in the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Light My Fire: Dragon Kin, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By G.A. Aiken
    • Narrated By Morgan Hallett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (37)

    The trouble with humans is that they're far too sensitive. Forget you put a woman in the local jail for a few months - and she takes it so personally! And yet she is the one trying to assassinate the queen. And now I'm trapped with Elina Shestakova of the Black Bear Riders of the Midnight... gods! That endless name! But what am I to do? I am Celyn the Charming with direct orders from my queen to protect this unforgiving female. Even more shocking, this unforgiving female is completely unimpressed by me.

    Amazon Customer says: "Better narration finally!"
    "It ended too soon!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely! G A Aiken always delivers awesome heroines with sassy mouths, lots of backbone, all the back story in place- she writes awesome stories! And now I have to wait FOREVER for my next fix! Groan!


    What other book might you compare Light My Fire to and why?

    The other series that G A Aikens alter-ego Shelley Laurence writes. This would include the shifter series as well as the Crow and Raven novel. I love this woman's books no matter what she calls herself.


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

    I have listened to the recordings of the other two books in this series- and I enjoyed them- but in this one she dropped the ball in the pronunciation of some of the Gaelic names- which she had pronounced properly before. For instance Gleanna is pronounced 'Y-lana' not 'Glee-ana'. There were other similar errors. Her Slavic accent could have been more definitive and consistant-though perhaps it was done so that it was easier to understand. She is still a pretty good narrator, though.


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

    Yes, but life insists on interfering with my plans.


    Any additional comments?

    I love anything written by G A Ailken/Shelley Laurence. I'd love to see more audiobooks written by her and would buy them in a heartbeat.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dragon Kin: Savannah's Menage

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 53 mins)
    • By Lizzie Lynn Lee
    • Narrated By Renee Nausser
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (31)

    Tired of the usual dating scene, Savannah Lisander, part human, part dragon, is skeptical that she'll ever find her souler. Then she meets a set of triplets who blow her mind and her heart. She's dated a fireman like Eli Cattaneo before, fiery in bed with a gentle soul; no biggie, she can easily handle his type. Or a high-roller investment banker like Zach, who knows every sexy trick known to mankind to make a woman swoon in ecstasy. Or even a Dominant who doesn't take no for answer, like Diego, owner of a sex club in Soho. But to have the three at the same time?

    Ms. Terry Lunney says: "Just bloody awful."
    "Just bloody awful."
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Better story, better dialogue, better narrator.


    What was most disappointing about Lizzie Lynn Lee’s story?

    She couldn't make up her mind if she was going to be raunchy or not. No commitment to a style.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Get rid of that narrator altogether. She was horrible.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Dragon Kin?

    I would have revamped the entire story for better continuity and a commitment to a style.


    Any additional comments?

    I'll never read or listen to anything from this author or narrator again- particularly the narrator. She is the kiss of death to a story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hillbilly Rockstar: Blacktop Cowboys, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Lorelei James
    • Narrated By Scarlet Chase
    Overall
    (116)
    Performance
    (106)
    Story
    (108)

    When veiled threats become real, he agrees to hire a discreet security detail. But Devin is shocked to find that the bodyguard is a hard-bodied woman and that he's attracted to the steely-eyed stunner. Former soldier Liberty Masterson's return to civilian life is wrought with challenges until she lands a job with a prestigious security firm. But when she agrees to provide personal protection during a cross-country tour, she doesn't realize she has signed up to masquerade as the playboy star's girlfriend.

    tina says: "Steamy, heartwarming who-dun-it romance"
    "AWESOME!"
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    If you could sum up Hillbilly Rockstar in three words, what would they be?

    I've been looking forward to Dev's story since Turn and Burn came out. Lorelei James does a great job of portraying what goes into a musician's life- the long hours and the incredible lengths groupies will go to 'own' a piece of their 'idol'. I'm really happy that she included Liberty's story as the kick-ass woman and ex-soldier she is, dealing with the problems that often accompany our military. Enough said so I don't spoil anything. I do have to say though- the Wright Brothers? They have been playing a secret role in my fantasies....Oh, yeah :)


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Hillbilly Rockstar?

    When Devin tells Liberty why he hasn't had intercourse in a few years and she gets how messed up the groupies are and how much it affects the actions of the musicians.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Liberty takes Devin to the bowling alley for some karaoke, no one recognizes him and some guy tells him to 'get off the stage' while the MC tells him that he just chose the wrong song and she could give him some advice to help him out. So funny!


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

    I would seriously go to any movie about LJ's books. I don't go to many movies( boring) but I'd see her stories.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope LJ keeps the great western books coming and bringing them out in audio. Thanks for the great work.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Saved by the Rancher: The Hunted Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Jennifer Ryan
    • Narrated By Coleen Marlo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (67)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (59)

    From the moment rancher Jack Turner rescues Jenna Caldwell Merrick, he is determined to help her. Soon, he is doing more than tend her wounds; he is mending her heart. Jenna is a woman on the run - hunted down by her ex-husband, David Merrick, from the day she left him, taking part of his company with her, to the second she finds herself in the safety of Jack's ranch. More than just a haven, Jack's offering the love, family, and home she thought were out of reach.

    karen says: "A-M-A-Z-I-N-G-L-Y Perfect Book - LOVE IT"
    "Wasn't probable."
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    What would have made Saved by the Rancher better?

    No one- so damaged that they are unconscious for over 24 hours and then wakes with PTSD- trusts the first man they meet and immediately start to have romantic feelings for the stranger. And I have yet to meet a man that sees a woman so badly abused but can't help himself from having romantic feelings. Doesn't happen. What would have made this book better? A more believable premise.


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • I'm Dreaming of an Undead Christmas

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    Overall
    (3388)
    Performance
    (3058)
    Story
    (3054)

    It's Christmas in Half-Moon Hollow and newly turned vampire Iris Scanlon-Calix wants to make Gigi's first visit home from college as normal and special as possible. It's taken months for Iris to work up the nerve to spend time around her baby sister after her vampire transition, so she enlists help from Jane Jameson and Company to keep her blood-thirst under control and assure Gigi's safety. Gigi, on the other hand, has problems of her own, including the demise of her relationship with high school sweetheart, Ben, and a looming job interview with Ophelia Lambert, the scariest potential employer in the Hollow.

    AudioAddict says: "Clever Christmas Cheer!"
    "Oh this better be a beginning!"
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    What made the experience of listening to I'm Dreaming of an Undead Christmas the most enjoyable?

    This is a great story- coming from Gigi's perspective just as she is finishing college. But we are left HANGING! It's not finished! When is the rest of the story coming out? I gotta know who that new Vamp is, and now I've got to wait. Darn it. When it comes out, I think it will be worth the credit- I already like the first 3 hours.
    Amanda Ronconi provides the vocals for this story as with the rest of the series and as always nails it. Thank you, you are appreciated.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Cal- he has taken on the role as the male protector/father figure for Gigi and is loving it.
    Colin, just cause he is still so stiffly British and uncomfortable around others. :)


    Any additional comments?

    Trust Dick to get a giant hamster ball! LOL!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • One Good Earl Deserves a Lover

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Sarah MacLean
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (305)
    Performance
    (272)
    Story
    (275)

    Lady Philippa Marbury is...odd. The brilliant, bespectacled daughter of a double marquess cares more for books than balls, for science than the season, and for laboratories than love. She's looking forward to marrying her simple fiancé and living out her days quietly with her dogs and her scientific experiments. But before that, Pippa has two weeks to experience all the rest - 14 days to research the exciting parts of life. It's not much time, and to do it right she needs a guide familiar with London's darker corners.

    Ezinwanyi says: "Pippa's thirst for knowledge leads her to Love"
    "I liked it."
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    What did you love best about One Good Earl Deserves a Lover?

    I liked Lady Pippa- she's so bright and well-read with very little understanding of people. Cross has a troubled past- but with highly inappropriate behaviour, she manages to get him to pull out of himself- all very entertaining. One of the most amusing of the stories in this series so far. I recommend it for a credit.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of One Good Earl Deserves a Lover?

    When Cross is trying to get her to leave by being deliberately rude- a real stretch for him- and she just looks at him and says- 'I wish you would call me Pippa', like he wasn't even talking.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • When He Was Bad

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Cynthia Eden, Shelly Laurenston
    • Narrated By Nick Toren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (118)
    Performance
    (110)
    Story
    (110)

    Two of paranormal romance's best-selling authors combine their extraordinary talents and set your headphones on fire with an after-dark anthology featuring Alpha males so hot, so wild, and so bad, they may just be the best you've ever had...

    Teresa says: "Two shifter stories."
    "Great stories from proven authors/bad narration"
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    Enough said- my headline says it all. I LOVE the books on the Smith and Van Holtz packs and when read by Ms Kane, they are even better than reading them. But this is read by someone that is very one-dimensional in his narration with abysmal accents. He is obviously not an actor as he doesn't emote very well- he is just 'reading' it. I wish I had read it and not wasted a credit.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • You Slay Me: Aisling Grey, Guardian, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Katie MacAlister
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    Overall
    (629)
    Performance
    (366)
    Story
    (367)

    You Slay Me is a lusty romance novel with amusing supernatural undercurrents. When courier Aisling Grey is dispatched to Paris to deliver a priceless dragon statue to a rich and eccentric female collector, she finds the intended recipient the apparent victim of a demonic ritual. And that's just the beginning of Aisling's discoveries.

    E. Moore says: "You Slay Me, With Dry Mouth"
    "It was OK."
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    I read this book before I listened to it on audio. Should have not done the audio. The narrator sounded like she was eating or sucking on candy the whole time, and her accents were not all that good- admittedly, how many people would know what a Welsh accent sounds like? It doesn't sound like they got to Wales via Jamaica, though.

    The content of the book is a good story, well written and entertaining- I've read the whole series and enjoyed it. If they change up the narrator in the subsequent issues, it would be worth checking out, but this reader makes a good story painful. Too bad.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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