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Lisa D

Mom of 3 wild and crazy boys, I've become obsessed with books again after being sucked into a little vampire/lovestory series you may have heard of, and now I listen to most books (but read at night) so that I can be somewhat productive during the day and not leave my family and home to collapse around me while my nose is stuck in a book ; )

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  • Dirty

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Megan Hart
    • Narrated By Elenna Stauffer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1012)
    Performance
    (435)
    Story
    (433)

    This is what happened: I met him at the candy store. He turned and smiled at me and I was surprised enough to smile back. This was not a children's candy store, mind you, this was the kind of place you went to buy expensive imported chocolate truffles for your boss' wife because you felt guilty for having sex with him when you were both at a conference in Milwaukee.

    Cynthia says: "Can't get enough!"
    "Great story,TERRIBLE narrator"
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    What didn’t you like about Elenna Stauffer’s performance?

    I felt like I was listening to Casey Kasem's daughter retell someone's "heartbreaking or heartwarming" story in between the top 40 hits of the week, For the ENTIRE Book. This is an erotic romance- the narrator should NOT sound the same when describing what is happening to her "nether regions" and HOW it feels as she sounds when talking aout painting her den and eating pizza with the kid next door. Her voice (speed, inflection, tone, etc) should NOT sound the exact same throughout. She sounded so detached at moments when she WASN'T supposed to be detached. I wished I had the book to read along with, because it was very hard to get past the narration to be able to just focus on the story.

    I think Elenna Stauffer is probably a very good narrator, but just NOT for this genre.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dragon Bound: Elder Races Series #1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Thea Harrison
    • Narrated By Sophie Eastlake
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2238)
    Performance
    (1976)
    Story
    (1990)

    Half human and half Wyr, Pia Giovanni spent her life keeping a low profile among the Wyrkind and avoiding the continuing conflict between them and their Dark Fae enemies. But after being blackmailed into stealing a coin from the hoard of a dragon, Pia finds herself targeted by one of the most powerful---and passionate---of the Elder Races.

    Amazon Customer says: "Woo Freakin Hoo!"
    "Loved it! New Favorite Series!"
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    Where does Dragon Bound rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 5


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Pia - love her! Her personality, quickness, funny, self-deprecating at times without being whiney or annoying. But she's also strong and independent - she knows she has her weaknesses but she also recognizes her strengths. There is no passive aggressiveness or self-sabotaging. She speaks her mind without being overly aggressive or stubborn. She comes across as a normal person. She has felt pain and loss but she's not "overly damaged with tons of baggage" that she just can't get past in order to function in normal society - she's just beautifully normal...well, considering who/what she is. Her inner dialogue is so funny but so relatable.


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed this book a lot and I cannot wait to start the next in the series. It moves sooo quickly. The story line is so great and the characters are all laid out well. Not overly descriptive about un-important or secondary things (i.e 3 pages explaining the perfect sunset, or what the perfect wine tastes like). It was juuuust right. The sex scenes get 2 thumbs up!! Not too much "ridiculous-romantic-doey-eyed" garb. Not too little, i.e the dreaded "2-paragraph-skim-over-the-details-and-get-to-the-spooning-after-glow" let down. No crazy stuff, i.e. "is-that-even-physically-possible-sex-stunts" , "Huh?-seems-like-a-REALLY-odd-time-and-place-to-get-freaky" or "how-do-they-have-enough-fluids-left-in-their-bodies" moments. It was juuuust right. Great beginning to this series - I can't wait to see how the rest turn out.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Faefever: Fever, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Karen Marie Moning
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1627)
    Performance
    (881)
    Story
    (893)

    On a quest to find her sister's killer, Mac is a major player in a deadly game, but with one great advantage: she knows how to find the Sinsar Dubh, an ancient book of magic so dark it corrupts anyone who touches it. What Mac soon discovers is worse than she had imagined. Surrounded by treachery, her enemies indistinguishable from her allies, she can be certain of only one thing: as All Hallows' Eve approaches, her time is running out.

    cmclien says: "Wow!"
    "Good series"
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    Any additional comments?

    Soooo glad my mom has the whole series already on her nook and that im not reading these as they are just coming out - i would lose it not being able to jump straight to the next one. Ready for some relationships to HAPPEN.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bared to You: A Crossfire Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Sylvia Day
    • Narrated By Jill Redfield
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4516)
    Performance
    (4097)
    Story
    (4113)

    "Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness… He was beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I’d never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily…Gideon knew. He had demons of his own. And we would become the mirrors that reflected each other’s most private wounds…and desires."

    CAROLYN says: "TOUCHING & EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER OF PASSION"
    "Wonderful story, fantastic narration!"
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    What did you like about this audiobook?

    Top of the list - I bought this book and the next one to read at night and the audio to listen to during the day, and I ended up listening to the whole darn thing! Jill Redfield did such a superb job with all the voices,, and portraying their emotions just right. It didn't sound like she was just reading a script and switching her pitch for diff characters.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beautiful Creatures: Beautiful Creatures, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
    • Narrated By Kevin T. Collins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3425)
    Performance
    (2881)
    Story
    (2900)

    Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.

    FanB14 says: "Adequate for Adults"
    "Wonderful Audio( as well as a fantastic story!)"
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    Where does Beautiful Creatures rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best I've ever listened to!! The narrator, Kevin T. Collins, did a flawless job. His character as well as all the other male AND female voices flowed beautifully. I borrowed the book and was reading at night and listening during the day, and I found that I enjoyed listening so much more. Not only is Kevin so good with ALL the voices (incredible really) there are also "sound effects" throughout the audiobook that make the listening experience so much harder to "put down". My kids would wander in while I was doing laundry and absently mindedly sit down and listen for a bit at times.


    What about Kevin T. Collins’s performance did you like?

    EVERYTHING! He is so good at this - MUCH better than some others I have listened to! He was a perfect match for this series.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dreamfever: Fever, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Karen Marie Moning
    • Narrated By Natalie Ross, Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1686)
    Performance
    (929)
    Story
    (936)

    He has stolen her past, but MacKayla will never allow her sister's murderer to take her future. Yet even the uniquely gifted sidhe-seer is no match for the Lord Master, who has unleashed an insatiable sexual craving that consumes Mac's every thought - and thrusts her into the seductive realm of two very dangerous men, both of whom she desires but dares not trust.

    Karen says: "a little odd"
    "wow!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Dreamfever the most enjoyable?

    The2 narrators (female and male) were AMAZING - with this one I enjoyed listening (like listening to a radio program with sound effects and all!) more than reading it myself. I actually have the written books on my nook, but I waste too much time sitting and reading (and not doing other things, like taking care of my children....and the house.... and doing my work....;-) so, I listen instead. Loved the narrators and the storyline was quick and witty as always.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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