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K

Sunbury, PA, United States

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  • Lord of the Abyss

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Nalini Singh
    • Narrated By Isabelle Gordon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (163)
    Performance
    (149)
    Story
    (153)

    As the dark Lord who condemns souls to damnation in the Abyss, Micah is nothing but a feared monster wrapped in impenetrable black armor. He has no idea he is the last heir of Elden, its last hope. Only one woman knows: the daughter of his enemy.

    Robbie says: "Wrapping Up a Series"
    "What a wonderful concept!!!"
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    Four books, four different writers, same storyline. You'd think it just wouldn't work but darn it, it was good!! It's pretty much impossible to tell who wrote what and the flow of the story is totally continuous. Great little bit of escapism and well worth the credits...

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Beautiful Ashes: Broken Destiny, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Jeaniene Frost
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (125)
    Performance
    (118)
    Story
    (118)

    Ever since she was a child, Ivy has been gripped by visions of strange realms just beyond her own. But when her sister goes missing, Ivy discovers the truth is far worse - her hallucinations are real, and her sister is trapped in a parallel realm. And the one person who believes her is the dangerously attractive guy who's bound by an ancient legacy to betray her. Adrian might have turned his back on those who raised him, but that doesn't mean he can change his fate, no matter how strong a pull he feels toward Ivy.

    Stacey says: "This is NOT a Cat & Bones Novel!!!"
    "Yeah Ok.."
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    I'm not going to compare it with Cat and Bones.

    Not a bad concept for the story line and fairly predictable. I personally found there to be a lot of waffling. Repetition of facts that, lets face it, we readers are not stupid nor are our memories bad enough to warrant continuous repetition of facts. Hopefully it's just because it's the beginning of the series and Jeaniene was just trying to set the scene and maybe some people need to be reminded, over and over again.

    Tavia did a good job as usual but I kinda think that another narrator would have been better as we (fans) associate her too much with Cat and Bones.

    It wasn't the kind of book I just couldn't put down and had to read all at once but it was a pleasant (if slightly monotonous) read (listen). I will be buying the next one to see how it goes.. GO IVY!!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Outlaw Demon Wails

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Kim Harrison
    • Narrated By Gigi Bermingham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1894)
    Performance
    (1104)
    Story
    (1108)

    To save the lives of her friends, Rachel did the unthinkable: she willingly trafficked in forbidden demon magic. And now her sins are coming home to haunt her. As Rachel searches for the truth behind a terrifying murder, an even greater menace threatens, for the demon Algaliarept will stop at nothing to claim her, and the discovery of a shocking family secret throws Rachel's entire life into question.

    Carol says: "Horrible Narration Take 2"
    "I liked the Narrator change"
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    A lot of people haven't liked the narrator change but I found her much easier to listen to than Marguerite Gavin who I find a little dull. Yes some pronunciation is different which can often annoy but it didn't bother me too much. Gigi is much more up-beat in her narration which for me, made it easier to listen to.

    Anyhow..back to Marguerite for the rest of the series anyway...I have listened to worse narration changes so this one was a pleasant surprise.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Written in My Own Heart's Blood: Outlander, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (44 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2673)
    Performance
    (2507)
    Story
    (2496)

    Hurtled back through time more than two hundred years to 1743 Scotland, Claire Randall finds herself caught in the midst of an unfamiliar world torn apart by violence, pestilence, and revolution and haunted by her growing feelings for a young soldier, James Fraser.

    G. House Sr. says: "Eloquent Fabulous Historical - Grand Continuation"
    "Loved it!!!!"
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    I was a bit worried that listening to a book this long would get tedious but it toddled along nicely and kept my interest up.

    Unfortunately, Diana has gone and left us hanging again right at the end!!!! OMG>>>I hope we don't have to wait long for the next one.

    This is the first Outlander novel I have listened to on audio although I do now own them all and I must say that Davina Porter did a capital job and all her voices were much the same as the ones in my head, so phew!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Book of Life: All Souls, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Deborah Harkness
    • Narrated By Jennifer Ikeda
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1891)
    Performance
    (1784)
    Story
    (1776)

    After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Deborah Harkness's enchanting series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew's ancestral home at Sept-Tours, they reunite with the cast of characters from A Discovery of Witches - with one significant exception. But the real threat to their future has yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on even more urgency.

    Loren says: "too many loose threads in this weaving"
    "A Fitting End"
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    Wonderful ending to a fantastic series! I re-read the first two books prior to the release of the last and thoroughly enjoyed it for the second time around. I will re-read the series in the future too. I look forward to more of Deborah's books in the future!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Rock Chick Regret

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Kristen Ashley
    • Narrated By Susannah Jones
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (232)
    Performance
    (219)
    Story
    (219)

    Sadie Townsend is known by all as the Ice Princess and she’s worked hard to earn her reputation. Her father, a now-incarcerated drug lord, has kept her under his thumb her whole life and she’s learned enough from living in his world to give everyone the cold shoulder.

    simone says: "Emotional and Sweet"
    "Keep Tissues Handy"
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    I have to say this about all the Rock Chick books as each has made me cry at least once while listening to it. Awesome books!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Gamble

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Kristen Ashley
    • Narrated By Emma Taylor
    Overall
    (337)
    Performance
    (314)
    Story
    (314)

    Nina Sheridan desperately needs a timeout vacation. With a fiancé who can't even remember how she takes her coffee, Nina wants some distance to rethink her engagement. Flying halfway around the world from England to a mountain town in Colorado should do the trick. But when she finds a gorgeous man at her rental cabin, Nina's cold, lonely adventure suddenly heats up.

    Yvette says: "PURE "HEART & SOUL" ROMANCE IN THE COLORADO MTS."
    "Fast Becoming my Favourite Author"
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    I loved this book from start to finish. Made me cry several times. Can't really give more endorsement than that can I?

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Black Arts: Jane Yellowrock, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Faith Hunter
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (973)
    Performance
    (897)
    Story
    (895)

    When Evan Trueblood blows into town looking for his wife, Molly, he’s convinced that she came to see her best friend, Jane. But it seems like the witch made it to New Orleans and then disappeared without a trace. Jane is ready to do whatever it takes to find her friend. Her desperate search leads her deep into a web of black magic and betrayal and into the dark history between vampires and witches. But the closer she draws to Molly, the closer she draws to a new enemy - one who is stranger and more powerful than any she has ever faced.

    Maureen says: "Another great book. Go Faith!"
    "I love Jane Yellowrock"
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    She's my heroine!! Unfortunately now I have to wait for Faith to write the next installment!!!
    This book brought tears to my eyes more than once so if you are looking for a new series of books I highly recommend this one.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Warrior's Revenge

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Coreene Callahan
    • Narrated By Sue Pitkin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (181)
    Performance
    (170)
    Story
    (170)

    Sometimes the only way to love - and redemption - is to make a deal with the devil. After the death of her parents, Lady Aurora de Marquise is left with no illusions. Stripped of her birthright and betrayed by her uncle, escape is her only option. With her life on the line, she narrowly avoids another murder attempt - only to run headlong into Lord Brigham de Mornay, a man most consider a monster. With her uncle's henchmen nipping at her heels, Aurora knows better than to trust a stranger - especially one as compelling as Brigham.

    Karen says: "A little slow and inaccurate"
    "Classic Coreene"
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    I initially got this book thinking it was a circle of seven book but upon listening to it for a bit I realized it wasn't. No big. It's your pretty standard His Rom formula. man meets woman, wants her, she resists, they get together then a baddy from her past kidnaps her and tries to kill her..yadda yadda.

    Well worth a credit if you want some feel good action of a romantical (yes totally made up word) type.

    Narration wasn't too bad (unfortunately, I have heard worse), some of the pronunciation drove me insane...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Viking's Prize

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Tanya Anne Crosby
    • Narrated By Braden Wright
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (60)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (55)

    Revenge brought Alarik Trygvason to the shores of the River Seine. Destiny gave him a dark-haired beauty with violet eyes. Beguiled by Elienor's strange dreams and her fiery spirit he can barely control the passions she arouses, body and soul...but in a land full of strife, he risks everything to love the woman whose dreams hold their future in thrall.

    K says: "What a Surprise!!!"
    "What a Surprise!!!"
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    I really enjoyed this story. It was well written and excellently narrated. My attention was kept the whole way through and there are some interesting notes at the end about the true history. I just wish more of her books were available through audible...

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Biting Bad: Chicagoland Vampires Series, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Chloe Neill
    • Narrated By Sophie Eastlake
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (443)
    Performance
    (400)
    Story
    (404)

    Merit has been a vampire for only a short while, but she's already seen a lifetime's worth of trouble. Anti-vampire riots are erupting all over town, striking vampires where it hurts the most. A splinter group armed with Molotov cocktails and deep-seated hate is intent on clearing the fanged from the Windy City come hell or high water. Merit and her allies rush to figure out who's behind the attacks, who will be targeted next, and whether there's any way to stop the wanton destruction. The battle for Chicago is just beginning, and Merit is running out of time.

    Ruffian says: "Biting Bad/Tastes and Sounds Delicious"
    "Love this series!!!!!"
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    Not so much the narration but I am still hooked on the first narrator for this series. I am getting used to the change but it's a real pity to have to. I think it should be a rule that if you start narrating a series you keep at it (unless you are voted as real crap) The story line is chugging along nicely. Not real explosive this time but a carry-on in the story..waiting on the next installment.....

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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