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Felicia The Geeky Blogger

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  • A Little Bit Wicked: Life, Love, and Faith in Stages

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Kristin Chenoweth
    Overall
    (295)
    Performance
    (138)
    Story
    (140)

    In this frank and funny memoir, the Tony Award-winning star of stage and screen shares her journey from small-town Oklahoma to big-time Broadway, vamping on what it takes to stand firmly on a foundation of family and faith while wearing a hot pair of Jimmy Choo platform sling-backs.

    D. Radtke says: "Love her!"
    "such a delightful personality"
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    Bought on Audible
    Actual Rating 4.5 Wine Glasses

    What I Loved: Kristin Chenoweth is just such a delightful personality. She has great stories from her life both professionally and personally. I don't feel like she held anything back! She does it with such poise, humor, and a little wink/nudge to her friends. This was like getting a glimpse into what I think is one of the most down-to-earth celebrities there is today. It might be her southern roots but you just feel like she is someone you could sit down, have dinner, and chat about day to day stuff.

    What I Liked: Her friends, family, and moments that just made me giggle hysterically! I love that she tackled everything faith, failed relationships, the theater, her friends, and hair mishaps.

    Audio Specific Review: Kristen read, sang, and giggled her way through reading this! It was fantastic and the way I would suggest getting this book.

    Why I gave it a 4.5: It was 7 hours of just plain fun!

    Who would I recommend it too: Kristin Chenoweth fans

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Viscount Who Lived down the Lane: Rhymes with Love, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Boyle
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    Overall
    (48)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (45)

    As she arrives in Mayfair, Louisa Tempest is horrified when her incorrigible cat bolts from the carriage and dashes into a neighbor's house, where she comes face-to-face with the reclusive Viscount Wakefield. But even more dismaying than his foul temper is the disarray in which she finds his home. Convinced his demeanor would improve if his household were in order, Louisa resolves to put everything to rights.

    Trish R. says: "Wonderful.."
    "Love it!"
    Overall
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    Listened for Fun (Audible)
    Overall Rating: 4.50
    Story Rating: 4.25
    Character Rating: 4.75

    Audio Rating: 4.00 (not part of the overall rating)

    First Thought when Finished: The Viscount Who Lived down the Lane by Elizabeth Boyle was an emotionally fun read!

    Read It File It Thoughts (short review): This was my kind of historical romance: issues dealt with, spunky leading lady (with a bit of a meddlesome personality), damaged leading man (war damage), and a story that made me both laugh & tear up! Miss Tempest is going down as one of my favorite leading ladies!

    Audio Thoughts:

    Narrated By Susan Duerden / Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins


    I am a fan of Susan's narration skills. She has great pacing! She can make spunky characters shine and her male voices aren't bad either. Historical romance and her voice are a great match!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Magic Bites: Kate Daniels, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Ilona Andrews
    • Narrated By Renée Raudman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2402)
    Performance
    (1610)
    Story
    (1630)

    Atlanta would be a nice place to live, if it weren't for the magic. When the magic is up, rogue mages cast their spells and monsters appear, while guns refuse to fire and cars fail to start. But then technology returns, and the magic recedes as unpredictably as it arose, leaving all kinds of paranormal problems in its wake.

    Sara says: "Pure Steel!"
    "ReRead Review"
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    Listened for Fun (Audible)
    Original Thoughts: March 18, 2013
    Overall Rating: 3.75
    Story Rating: 3.50
    Character Rating: 4.00

    Audio Rating: 4.00 (not part of the overall rating)

    NOTE: I listened to this book to prep for #ArmchairAudies and Gunmetal Magic. This used the same narrator though and I liked her.

    First Thought When Finished:The last half of Magic Bites really hooked me and now I see why everyone raves about this series.

    Story Talk: I am one of the last people I know to get to this series so my review could be "what she said" :) However, I want to say that I loved the action, the emotion, and the world of Kate Daniels. The first of the story took me a bit to get into but by the end I was in the mood for more. I see why everyone loves this series.

    Character Talk: Kate was AWESOME! I love her brass, sass, and her being a little unusual looking. I like that she isn't a beauty queen and she is quite OK with it. I am still warming up to Curran but I am sure I will get there. Overall,the characters hooked me and I can't wait to read more.

    Audiobook Talk:

    Narrated by Renée Raudman / Running Time of 9 hrs and 6 mins


    This is the first book that I have listened too by Renee but it won't be my last. I enjoyed her emotions, pacing, and most of her voices. Curran's voice is the only one that I am still getting used too. All of the other voices I think she nailed! I would recommend this series in audio format.

    Final Thought: Great beginning for a new to me series. I am glad that I am finally knocking some things off my TBR.

    ReListen Thoughts Jan 10 2015



    ReListen Thoughts: Overall I pretty much feel the same way. I am glad I relistened as it was a good refresher of the characters. Now I am on to book 2! If it rocks then I will continue the series :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Burned

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Karen Marie Moning
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante, Natalie Ross
    Overall
    (334)
    Performance
    (297)
    Story
    (296)

    Another shockingly suspenseful installment in #1 New York Times best-selling author Karen Marie Moning's Fever series. Burned picks up right where the surprising conclusion of Iced left off, and will feature beloved characters Mac and Dani O'Malley as they embark on another high-octane adventure in the Fever world.

    JoAnn says: "Disappointed"
    "Didn't work for me!"
    Overall
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    Listened/Read for Fun (Audible/Hardcover)
    Overall Rating: 2.50
    Story Rating: 2.50
    Character Rating: 2.50

    Audio Rating: 5.00 (not part of the overall rating)

    Read at your own PERIL! I don't think it is spoilery but that might be because I thought it was a bit predictable, rehashing, and well not that much happened (other than Mac whining--in her head and while _______ <---bit spoilery)

    First Thought when Finished: I don't even know where to start on how very disappointed I am with Burned by Karen Marie Moning.

    I am going to have to write the review later when I have thought about it a bit. The rating might go up to a 3 but it probably won't.

    Rating will not be going up! Still extremely disappointed. If this is the book she wanted to write, then good for her for doing her own thing. It didn't work for me but it wasn't written for me. Anytime I don't like a book, the author should not take it personally!

    What you should know that impacted my view of the story:



    1: I was a fan of Dani. I liked her fire, will to live, and ability to live with her choices. That character is no longer there. I am not saying how she is no longer there but let's just say that the change/disappearance was

    a)too contrived
    b)a cop-out
    c)not the Dani I adore

    2: I don't like Mac. I started out the series liking her but by Shadowfever she was one of the most annoying lead females in UF (to me). I read in an interview that KMM said this was a combo Mac/Dani story--that is BS. This is 90% Mac and it is a LOT of back peddling. It annoyed the heck out of me. Seriously the last quarter of the book drove me insane. Really???? Just UGH!

    3: I did love the Nine! In fact, if the next book is going to be told from anyone's POV let's just make it theirs. We can have 1/4 of Lor being Lor. 1/4 of R & B just being themselves, and then 1/4 the rest of them (I would like to get to know them better). The last 1/4 can be spent on the gals if you insist unless of course it is all Mac whining about how she is 23 and can't live her normal fantasy life.

    4: I did love Kat and Jo so more of them would not be bad at all. In fact, they are a heck of a lot more interesting now.

    5: Nothing FECKING happened! This is my biggest complaint! 3/4 of the book nothing happened. Seriously I kept thinking--oh this is going to lead somewhere---hmmmm nope. The last 1/4 of the book stuff happened but it was pretty predictable. Even that end (she usually is the queen of cliffhangers), if she hadn't put that there--I wouldn't have thought that character was gone. (not saying which or how or anything--read it). This was very much filler. Filler that took years to write? Just felt let down!

    Final Thought on the book: I really hope the next book is not such a mess. If it is, I might just skim for things that say Lor and read!

    Really, the book was meant for fans that hated Dani and loved Mac. It was really for those that wanted Mac/Barrons to be back in the forefront. If you are those fans then you will freaking love it. If you are not, then well grab a glass of wine and read all the Lor parts! They were fantastic!

    Audio Thoughts

    Narrated By Phil Gigante, Natalie Ross , Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins


    NAILED IT! Phil and Natalie just are a rocking team. They are a fantastic duo and can run the gambit of character voices. Just freaking ROCK STARS!

    Please don't throw things at me---I just didn't like it

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Truth Be Told

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Hank Phillippi Ryan
    • Narrated By Xe Sands
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Truth Be Told, part of the bestselling Jane Ryland and Jake Brogan series by Agatha, Anthony, Mary Higgins Clark, and Macavity Award-winning author Hank Phillippi Ryan, begins with tragedy: a middle-class family evicted from their suburban home. In digging up the facts on this heartbreaking story - and on other foreclosures - reporter Ryland soon learns the truth behind a big-bucks scheme and the surprising players who will stop at nothing, including murder, to keep their goal a secret.

    Felicia The Geeky Blogger says: "Enjoyed it!"
    "Enjoyed it!"
    Overall
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    Listened for Fun (Audible)
    Overall Rating: 3.50
    Story Rating: 3.50
    Character Rating: 3.50

    Audio Rating: 4.00 (not part of the overall rating)

    Read It File It (short review): Truth Be Told by Hank Phillippi Ryan was my first book by the author but it won't be my last. I LOVED the case. This was a solid 4 or 4.5 on the mystery/thriller part. The relationship drama got on my nerves but that might have been due to me jumping in book 3. Overall, this was really enjoyable.

    Audio Thoughts:

    Narrated By Xe Sands / Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins


    Xe Sands did a wonderful job with all the characters in Truth Be Told. I am quite impressed at how well she pulled off the several male voices (they were unique, appropriate for age, and not girly). She was dead-on for all the women characters. Loved the newspaper lady! I would listen to her narrate this series again!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Magic Strikes: Kate Daniels, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Ilona Andrews
    • Narrated By Renée Raudman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1561)
    Performance
    (1085)
    Story
    (1096)

    Drafted into working for the Order of Merciful Aid, mercenary Kate Daniels has more paranormal problems than she knows what to do with. But when Kate's werewolf friend Derek is discovered nearly dead, she must confront her greatest challenge yet. As her investigation leads her to the Midnight Games---an invitation-only, no-holds-barred, ultimate preternatural fighting tournament---she and Curran, the Beast Lord, uncover a dark plot that may forever alter the face of Atlanta's shapeshifting community.

    Kindle Customer says: "Fantastic Listen!!"
    "Rocked!"
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    Read from January 13 to 14, 2015

    Listened for Fun (Audible)
    Overall Rating: 4.25
    Story Rating: 4.00
    Character Rating: 4.50

    Audio Rating: 5.00 (not part of the overall rating)

    First Thought when Finished: I am sucked in y'all! SUCKED IN! Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews had me on the edge of seat, laughing out loud, and fanning myself (often all 3 within a matter of 30 minutes). How can you not love a world and characters that make you feel like that multiple times during a story. So far each book has been better than the last!

    Audio Thoughts

    Narrated By Renée Raudman / Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins


    Renee ROCKED IT! <----enough said!

    Part of my Read It, Rate It, File It, DONE! reviews

    Note: I would have said more about this book but everything is so spoilery. Like I was pretty sure I was going to cry if a certain someone bit it. I also had to laugh when at the end a certain someone was clueless. Also all the quips! The dressing down. ANDREA (no seriously she is one of my favorite characters of all time). So lots to say but just don't want to ruin it! Just listen to it if you haven't already. Relisten if you have cause you know you want too!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hunting Ground

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Patricia Briggs
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1740)
    Performance
    (1254)
    Story
    (1266)

    Mated to werewolf Charles Cornick, the son - and enforcer - of the leader of the North American werewolves, Anna Latham now knows how dangerous being a werewolf is, especially when a werewolf opposes Charles and his father is struck down. Charles's reputation makes him the prime suspect, and the penalty for the crime is execution. Now Anna and Charles must combine their talents to hunt down the real killer - or Charles will take the fall.

    Bethany says: "Excellent!"
    "Freaking Fantastic!"
    Overall
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    Read from January 05 to 09, 2015

    Read/Listened for Fun (Paperbook/Audible)
    Overall Rating: 4.50
    Story Rating: 4.50
    Character Rating: 4.50

    Audio Rating: 4.50 (not part of the overall rating)

    First Thought when Finished: Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs kicked arse! I love Anna and Charles but I also fell a little in love with a few of the new side characters introduced. I hope we see some more of them in the future. I am now delving into Book 3 which has a serial killer so it might be my favorite!

    Audio Thoughts:

    Narrated by: Holter Graham /Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins


    Holter Graham is one of my all-time favorite narrators. He brings these books alive and is one of the few male narrators that I think pulls off female voices without making them wimpy.

    Part of my Read It, Rate It, File It, DONE! Reviews

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rhythm and Bluegrass

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (833)
    Performance
    (771)
    Story
    (770)

    The anticipated follow up to Molly Harper's My Bluegrass Baby, which followed Sadie Hawkins as she jockeyed for the director's position at the Kentucky Tourism Commission with a sophisticated and handsome challenger.

    Cynthia says: "SO SO SO SO SO GOOD!"
    "Fun!"
    Overall
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    Listened for Fun (Audible)
    Overall Rating: 3.75
    Story Rating: 3.50
    Character Rating: 4.00

    Audio Rating: 4.50 (not part of the overall rating)

    First Thought when Finished: Rhythm and Bluegrass by Molly Harper was a fun romp with small town laughs that brought me back to my roots. As someone who grew up in a super small town, this reminds me a lot of the people I grew up around. The character were fun, the end was a little rushed, and overall I smiled A LOT!

    Audio Thoughts:

    Narrated By Amanda Ronconi / Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins


    Amanda Ronconi and Molly Harper are one of those duos that I think work well together. Amanda gets Molly's humor and always knocks it out park.

    Part of the Read It, Rate It, File It, DONE! Reviews

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Seduce Me at Sunrise

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Lisa Kleypas
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (839)
    Performance
    (509)
    Story
    (508)

    Kev Merripen has longed for the beautiful, well-bred Winnifred Hathaway ever since her family rescued him from the brink of death when he was just a boy. But this handsome Gypsy is a man of mysterious origins - and he fears that the darkness of his past could crush delicate, luminous Win. So Kev refuses to submit to temptation...and before long Win is torn from him by a devastating twist of fate.

    Queen Squared says: "OMG! This series is amazing!"
    "Not for me but will work for others"
    Overall
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    Listened for Fun (Audible)
    Overall Rating: DNF

    Audio Rating: 4.00 (not part of the overall rating)

    DNF Reasons: Seduce Me at Sunrise by Lisa Kleypas wasn't horrible (despite my DNF) but it wasn't my favorite romance troupe. I know that in most romance the hero never feels "good enough" for the leading lady but this one was a little too much of that. I listened to 3 hours and then fast forwarded to the end to listen to the last hour. I did really like the side characters and look forward to their stories. This just wasn't for me!

    Audio Thoughts

    Narrated By Rosalyn Landor / Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins


    Rosalyn is hands down one of my favorite historical romance narrators! She is just all around excellent!

    Part of my Read It, Rate It, File It, Done! Reviews

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Snow Falling on Bluegrass

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (480)
    Performance
    (452)
    Story
    (454)

    Kelsey is known around the office for having everything under control. So it's not surprising that she and her boss, Sadie, have everything planned to the second for the office winter retreat. But there are things even Kelsey can't micromanage. An unprecedented snowstorm smothers half of Kentucky and knocks out the power, closes the roads, and generally shuts down the state.

    Carol Puckett says: "Sophmoric and Lame"
    "Fav in the series"
    Overall
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    Listened for Fun (Audible)
    Overall Rating: 4.00
    Story Rating: 3.75
    Character Rating: 4.25

    Audio Rating: 4.50 (not part of the overall rating)

    First Thought when Finished: Snow Falling on Bluegrass by Molly Harper is my favorite in the series. It had all the fun, snark, love, and friendship that is signature Molly Harper. I enjoy the friendships almost as much as the romance!

    Audio Thoughts:

    Narrated By Amanda Ronconi / Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins


    As I have said before Amanda/Molly are a great duo. Listen to any of the series and I dare you not to fall in love!

    Part of my Read It, Rate It, File It, DONE! Reviews

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Crouching Tiger, Forbidden Vampire

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Kerrelyn Sparks
    • Narrated By Enrique Morales
    Overall
    (51)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (48)

    Russell wakes from a coma to find he's become a vampire. Now he has a thirst for revenge. Determined to hunt down the master vampire who turned him, he's used to working alone - until he meets Jia. She is after the same vampire for murdering her parents and insists she can help Russell on this mission. Reluctantly, he agrees, and sets up some ground rules.

    Amazon Customer says: "loved it"
    "Sad to see it go!"
    Overall
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    Listened for Fun (Audible)
    Overall Rating: 4.00
    Story Rating: 3.50
    Character Rating: 4.50

    Audio Rating: 3.50 (not part of the overall rating)

    First Thought when Finished: Crouching Tiger,Forbidden Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks was a beautifully written and fantastically FUN send off to a series that has made me smile many times over the last few years. Russell and Jia were another great example of love conquering all. While I was sad to see the series come to an end, I was happy with the way it wrapped up and hold out hope that some day we may see characters from this world again.

    Audio Thoughts:

    Narrated By Enrique Morales / Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins


    Enrique did an EXCELLENT job with the pacing and Russell's voice. In fact, I liked the slight cowboy drawl a whole bunch. The other accents were handled with great care too. Jia's voice took a bit to get used too but once that happened I was totally on board with this audiobook. Overall a downright pretty good job!

    Part of my Read it, Rate it, File it, DONE! Reviews

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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