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Los Angeles, CA, United States | Member Since 2009

  • 3 reviews
  • 4 ratings
  • 1 titles in library
  • 4 purchased in 2014

  • The Marriage Mistake

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Jennifer Probst
    • Narrated By Madeleine Maby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Carina Conte has had a crush on her brother Michael’s best friend, Max Gray, since she was a teenager back home in Italy. Now she’s earned her MBA and come to work at Michael’s new venture, America’s fastest-growing bakery empire. But some things never change: Her overprotective family still treats her like a child. With three drop-dead gorgeous siblings, she’s still the ugly duckling of the bunch. And Max, the company’s new CEO, still barely notices her. Max knows Carina Conte is strictly off-limits, for the sake of his job and his friendship with Michael.

    Katheryne says: "This series is quickly becoming my guilty pleasure"
    "Waste of time and money."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Better voice talent.

    What was most disappointing about Jennifer Probst’s story?

    I've already forgotten the story, but then maybe that's a good thing.

    Would you be willing to try another one of Madeleine Maby’s performances?

    Definitely not.

    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Not for me.

    Any additional comments?

    Can I have my money back?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shadow Spell: Book Two of The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Alan Smyth
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    With the legends and lore of Ireland running through his blood, falconer Connor O’Dwyer is proud to call County Mayo home. It’s where his sister, Branna, lives and works, where his cousin, Iona, has found true love, and where his childhood friends form a circle that can’t be broken. A circle that is about to be stretched out of shape - by a long-awaited kiss. Meara Quinn is Branna’s best friend, a sister in all but blood. Her and Connor’s paths cross almost daily, as Connor takes tourists on hawk walks and Meara guides them on horseback across the lush countryside.

    Margaret-Ann says: "Narration is terrible"
    "Great story, annoying performance"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Less than an hour into the book and I want my money back so I can go out and by the book in hardcopy. Love the story, but find the performance annoyingly distracting. My mind keeps going to the question, How can a successful author like Nora Roberts allow someone so inept to 'perform' her book? I've bought every new audio book Nora Roberts has released in the past few years and this is the first one that I don't like. I enjoy Nora Roberts' writing and this series is no exception. I'm fascinated by the subject matter, so clearly it's not the author or the subject matter, it's the performance.

    What didn’t you like about Alan Smyth’s performance?

    There is nothing I like about this performance. Nails on a blackboard! For those who don't remember blackboards let me translate - gratingly, hackles on the spine, awful.

    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Not if Alan Smyth is a foreshadowing of the quality of the production.

    Any additional comments?

    If this book were my first experience of Nora Roberts' work I would never buy another one of her books. Seriously disappointing!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Hounded: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old - when in actuality, he’s twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer. Unfortunately, a very angry Celtic god wants that sword, and he’s hounded Atticus for centuries....

    Chris says: "Finally, a modern day fantasy that really hits the"
    "Delightfully Entertaining"
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    The dialog between Atticus and Oberon had me howling and their relationship touched my heart. I enjoy well spun tales that push the boundaries of how we experience our world. Hearne's tale entertains and the nuggets of wisdom inspire.

    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    While I do not find stories about werewolves and vampires interesting, I found myself tolerating them in this story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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