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L. JACOX

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  • Lover at Last: Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By J.R. Ward
    • Narrated By Jim Frangione
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1529)
    Performance
    (1402)
    Story
    (1414)

    Qhuinn, son of no one, is used to being on his own. Disavowed from his bloodline, shunned by the aristocracy, he has finally found an identity as one of the most brutal fighters in the war against the Lessening Society. But his life is not complete. Even as the prospect of having a family of his own seems to be within reach, he is empty on the inside, his heart given to another....

    C. Mendez says: "When it was good, it was very, very good..."
    "I loved it. It was worth the wait."
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    You know the feeling of awe you get when you watch a circus jugular toss oh I don’t know 12 knives around at the same time and never miss a beat. Okay how about when they throw 11 straight up in the air catch one then toss that one up and catch the other 11. A move that makes you draw in a little gasp on top of the breath you did not know you were already holding .
    That is what reading Lover at Last felt like, every chapter every character was pulling and compelling, making me gasp, hold my breath, laugh, cry you name it, I did it throughout this book. Blay and Quinn were the main focus of the book, but unlike most writers who may have dimmer peripheral characters, Ward wasted no imagination on the characters surrounding Quinn and Blay and like a true master jugular she did not drop one character, not one ! .
    I became just as anxious to find out each and every character not just Quinn and Blay, but equally happy that she took such care in developing their frustrating journey. God the book was beyond awesome. There has to be at least are 70 chapters to this story and I can find something I loved in each chapter. I do not want to rob anyone of the joy ride they will get from listening to this audio book starting with the first five minutes of the story. I will divulge however that I was hysterical with laughter at the description of Havers being roughed up and getting his glasses broken and twisted by Quinn….., priceless !

    I am seriously satisfied with the story of Quinn and Blay and looking forward to reading the next books in the series. BDB ROCKS !

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Styxx: Dark-Hunter, Book 22

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Sherrilyn Kenyon
    • Narrated By Fred Berman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (647)
    Performance
    (618)
    Story
    (623)

    Centuries ago Acheron saved the human race by imprisoning an ancient evil bent on absolute destruction. Now that evil has been unleashed and it is out for revenge. As the twin to Acheron, Styxx hasn’t always been on his brother's side. They've spent more centuries going at each other's throats than protecting their backs. Now Styxx has a chance to prove his loyalty to his brother, but only if he's willing to trade his life and future for Acheron's.

    C. Mendez says: "Stick with it..."
    "Devastating Story about making assumptions."
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    WOW . I love the Dark Hunter series and have listened to each of the books too many times to count. So I felt I had a pretty good grasp on all of the characters. The story of Styxx is so devastating that I was depressed. It shook me and made me absolutely nauseated about the damage of making assumptions concerning other people’s reality. I had to turn off the audio-book calm down and reflect on my own life and the relationships I have with those people in my life. I know these are just fictional characters in a story but I was so shook up by the view point I had towards Styxx verses what his reality actually was that I cried and cringed through the whole thing. Sherrilyn Kenyon did a wonderful job at showing us that there can truly be three sides to every story …..Yours …….theirs…. and …..the truth which lies somewhere in between. I think she did a wonderful job at creating a story with a moral theme we can take away with us in our everyday lives. To rephrase a quote by Urian …”Good job sister…..good job!

    14 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Dark Lover: The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By J.R. Ward
    • Narrated By Jim Frangione
    Overall
    (3161)
    Performance
    (2041)
    Story
    (2052)

    The vampire Darius fears for the life of his half-breed daughter, who is unaware of her unusual destiny. To oversee her transformation, Darius seeks help from Wrath, a dangerous loner and the world's only purebred vampire.

    Tracy says: "Amazing start to this awesome series!"
    "Great Adult Angle for a Vampire tale. Great Start"
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    I love this introduction of a vampire world different from the traditional world of
    Anne Rice vampires we have come to know. Ms. Ward removes the stereotypical evil beings, with their viral feeding / killing off of human race angle that has been used in the past to tells the tale of vampires. She has created a world that exists unknown to the human race consisting of their independent traditions, birth, death, rituals and problems. I love the way J. R. Wards lays out the language of this new world with words like Needing Period, Doggen, Glymera, Lessening Society, Scribe Virgin and my favorites being Hellran and Shellan .In the written book form of the story Ward has included a literal glossary of terms and proper nouns. It’s like a verbal equivalent of watching the construction of a new building, first the foundation which is Wrath the King, then the frame- the Brothers, plumbing, wiring,. Etc.; being everything else in the creation and evolution of this series. Her story line pulls you in slowly giving you time to learn and adjust to a new perspective on these supernatural beings. I love the journey of Wrath being a troubled lone and reluctant king, coming to terms with his history, place and responsibilities to his race and his world. How Wrath unexpectedly finding and falling in love with Beth helped him come to terms with his past prejudices and fears allowing him to step closer to his destiny as a ruler of his race and the Black Dagger Brotherhood. Wrath being a huge sexy hot guy that you would not throw out of bed for eating crackers, coupled with a few hot sex scenes with Beth doesn't hurt the story line either…..Great start to a series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Covet: A Novel of the Fallen Angels, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By J.R. Ward
    • Narrated By Eric G. Dove
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1564)
    Performance
    (957)
    Story
    (964)

    Redemption isn't a word Jim Heron knows much about - his specialty is revenge, and to him, sin is all relative. But everything changes when he becomes a fallen angel and is charged with saving the souls of seven people from the seven deadly sins. Vin diPietro long ago sold his soul to his business, and he's good with that - until fate intervenes in the form of a tough-talking Harley-riding, self-professed savior.

    AMC says: "Promising New Series"
    "I loved the story and I loved the narration."
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    I have been looking for another good story to listen to and was seriously thinking about canceling my subscription until another good book that I wanted to hear came out. I am a BDB fan and have been in agony waiting for the story about Q and B to hit the stands in March of 2013. I was pleasantly surprised that the story grabbed me and held me the way it did and I even liked the narration, which has been another stopping block for me after listening to stories read by Phil Gigante. Everyone else has begun to sound like my GPS is reading the book to me.
    I think that Eric G. Dove did a really good job at getting the story across. I am learning that a narrator can make or break a really good book and story line. I have read some really good books, and when I tried to listen to the same story on audio book the narrator turn me away from books that I knew were really good.
    Not this time ! J.R Ward is a fantastic writer and I think that Mr. Dove did her work justice and I think I have just found myself another narrator I can trust to pull up a chair with me next to my fireplace and read me a story as I snuggle up in my favorite blanket. I can't wait to hear the next in the series. Ironic that just as I was losing faith in finding another good audible book to listen to the story of Fallen Angel was delivered to me, of all things, by a man named DOVE!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Under a Vampire Moon: An Argeneau Novel, Book 16

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Lynsay Sands
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (510)
    Performance
    (469)
    Story
    (473)

    Escaping a horrible marriage, Carolyn Connor has no desire to think about men - a vow she's determined to keep while on vacation in St. Lucia. She'll take the Caribbean sun and sea and plenty of tropical drinks with those cute umbrellas poolside, thank you. She absolutely does not need male company, no matter how tan and rock-hard his body may be. Easy enough, but then Carolyn meets the charming Marguerite Argeneau, who is infamous among her family for her matchmaking prowess.

    Judy says: "A MUST-HAVE FOR ARGENEAU FANS"
    "The Argeneau rock, but read the book yourself !"
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    I love Lynsay Sands Argeneau Series, and Under the Vampire Moon follows in the series footsteps by allowing us to fall in love with this quirky family full of fun and humors. Let’s not forget while they make us laugh they paint some really hot sensual sense for any woman to dream about….But !
    The narrator is what messed this book up for me, and I will go and purchase it on my nook as soon as I finish this review.
    I am sure it is not easy to be narrator but Mr. Heyborne sounded like a robotic GPS reading this story. His effort at Italian was nice and while I am not fluent, I could tell that his reading was stiff and he had a very halting manner in his speech. His intonation was very sad and wispy; and sometimes it sounded like every statement was a question. If I did not force myself to listen past his voice to the words of the story I would not have made it through the whole story.
    The Argeneau family rocks
    Christian Notte is Hot,
    And Mr. Kirby Heyborne needs to listen to some of Phil Gigante’s work on how to deliver a story.
    I will read it myself,

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Dark Highlander: The Highlander Series, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Karen Marie Moning
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1140)
    Performance
    (672)
    Story
    (669)

    From his penthouse lair high above Manhattan, Dageus looks out over a glittering city that calls to the darkness within him. A 16th-century Scot trapped between worlds, he is fighting a losing battle with the 13 Druids who possess his soul, dooming him to an eternity of sexual pursuit. When Chloe Zanders, student of antiquities, is drawn into his world, she finds the insatiable alpha male an irresistible lure.

    Patricia says: "Took my breath away"
    "Team Dagues !"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I love a good love story, and this one has drama and passion. there are tender moments between father and son that had me crying in the street.


    What other book might you compare The Dark Highlander to and why?

    I actually have recommended all of the Highlander series to my friends and they have become addicted to the stories as well


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

    No, I have never heard him before this, and because of him I am having a hard time finding
    another book to listen. He took such care with his characters and there voices that all of the audiobooks I have heard after him, sound like a GPS system is reading the book to me,
    I really enjoyed his performance, and hope whom ever it is that decides who narrates what uses Gigante as the standard. His reading, emotion, and even anger was awesome !


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

    Hell Yes...I had to force myself to go to bed


    Any additional comments?

    More Phil Gigante doing paranormal romance and regular romance.!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • A Hunger Like No Other: Immortals After Dark, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Kresley Cole
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2172)
    Performance
    (2007)
    Story
    (2009)

    After enduring years of torture from the vampire horde, Lachlain MacRieve, leader of the Lykae Clan, is enraged to find the predestined mate he's waited millennia for is a vampire. Sheltered Emmaline Troy finally sets out to uncover the truth about her deceased parents - until a powerful Lykae claims her as his mate and forces her back to his ancestral Scottish castle. But when an ancient evil from her past resurfaces, will their desire deepen into a love that can bring a proud warrior to his knees and turn a gentle beauty into the fighter she was born to be?

    Amazon Customer says: "My new favorite narrator!"
    "I will check out the book"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I really had a hard time getting past some of the narration moments. I think the book my take on a different flavor for me if I read it myself.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Dream Man


    How could the performance have been better?

    The only character that had any real distinction was the one with the scotish accent. Everyone else sounded whinny or bored.


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    Better narraton


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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