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Beverly

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  • Seducing Simon

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Maya Banks
    • Narrated By Rebecca Estrella
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (150)
    Performance
    (143)
    Story
    (143)

    Toni Langston has been in love with Simon, her best friend, for years. The night Simon breaks up with his longtime girlfriend, he and Toni make love. Toni is devastated and humiliated when, in the heat of the moment, he calls her by his girlfriend’s name. The next morning, Simon remembers nothing of the previous night and Toni is only too relieved not to remind him. Two months later, she discovers she’s pregnant. She wants Simon to love her, apart from any obligation he might feel because of the baby. So she embarks on a quest to seduce her best friend, to make him see her as more than a little sister, to make him love her as much as she loves him.

    CAROLYN says: "SECRETS, SECRETS, SECRETS THEY BLOW UP EVERY TIME"
    "OMG Maya, this book was BORING......."
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    Would you try another book from Maya Banks and/or Rebecca Estrella?

    I've read Maya Banks before and was sorely disappointed but I would try her novels again.


    Has Seducing Simon turned you off from other books in this genre?

    not yet


    How could the performance have been better?

    the narrater was very monotone and didn't help the story at all. maybe she found it as boring as I did and that's how she sounded...... bored /c:


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

    it was mercifully short.


    Any additional comments?

    Just don't do it. Maya has so many other books that are really good.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Confession: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Scott Sowers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3491)
    Performance
    (1208)
    Story
    (1227)

    An innocent man is about to be executed. Only a guilty man can save him. Travis Boyette is such a man. In 1998, in the small East Texas city of Sloan, he abducted, raped, and strangled a popular high-school cheerleader. He buried her body so that it would never be found, then watched in amazement as police and prosecutors arrested and convicted Donté Drumm, a local football star, and marched him off to death row.

    Suzn F says: "I confess, I loved it!"
    "Girsham did it to me again!"
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    What did you love best about The Confession?

    I'm a sucker for the underdog and Girsham delivers a solid plot that kept me guessing until the end. It didn't go where I expected it to but I loved it all the same.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    "Yes" just when I thought I had it figured out, the plot made a left instead of a right and I followed right along with it.


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

    Oh yes!!!!!!


    Any additional comments?

    I keep saying I'm not a fan of John Girsham but every book I read (listen to), I love! I'm ready to admit it...... I'M A FAN!!!!!!!!!!!! I love story's about the criminal justice system and Girsham show's all the flaws and manages NOT to make me hate it. He's talented there's no denying it :-)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Witch's Handbook of Kisses and Curses: Half Moon Hollow, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2071)
    Performance
    (1917)
    Story
    (1910)

    Nola Leary would have been content to stay in Kilcairy, Ireland, healing villagers at her family’s clinic with a mix of magic and modern medicine. But a series of ill-timed omens and a deathbed promise to her grandmother have sent her on a quest to Half-Moon Hollow, Kentucky, to secure her family’s magical potency for the next generation. Her supernatural task? To unearth four artifacts hidden by her grandfather before a rival magical family beats her to it. Complication One: The artifacts are lost somewhere in vampire Jane Jameson’s occult bookshop. Complication Two: Her new neighbor, Jed Trudeau, keeps turning up half-naked at the strangest times....

    Diana Turmenne says: "One of the best spin offs I have read!"
    "A little disappointed......"
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    What made the experience of listening to A Witch's Handbook of Kisses and Curses the most enjoyable?

    I love the series


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    kind of predictable...


    What didn’t you like about Amanda Ronconi’s performance?

    Typically, I love Amanda's voice and storytelling, but this was the WORST Irish accent I've ever heard. it was really distracting


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Josephine: A Life of the Empress

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Carolly Erickson
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (7)

    Popular biographer Carolly Erickson creates intimate and richly detailed portraits of her historical subjects. In this book she offers a provocative new perspective on Josephine and her fabled marriage to Napoleon.

    Beverly says: "A little long winded and not so interesting......"
    "A little long winded and not so interesting......"
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    Would you try another book from Carolly Erickson and/or Davina Porter?

    No. I'd heard great thing about this author and I do love historical fiction but this book was a little long winded and boring at times.


    Would you recommend Josephine to your friends? Why or why not?

    No I wouldn't. I expected more but got less /c:


    Any additional comments?

    I'm apprehensive about buying another audio book by this author. The reviews sang her praises but I just don't see why. I thought that Josephine would a great character from history to fictionalize but, not so much.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs: Jane Jameson, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5494)
    Performance
    (4214)
    Story
    (4225)

    Maybe it was the Shenanigans gift certificate that put her over the edge. When children's librarian and self-professed nice girl Jane Jameson is fired by her beastly boss and handed $25 in potato skins instead of a severance check, she goes on a bender that's sure to become Half Moon Hollow legend. On her way home, she's mistaken for a deer, shot, and left for dead.

    Denise says: "What a HOOT!!!!!!!"
    "Jane Jameson is hilarious!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs to be better than the print version?

    I've never read the print version but the audio version was great in most part due to the narrator.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jane of course! Jane is funny, smart and the saddest version of a "scary vampire" I've ever read. this was the first in the series and I won't stop until I've listened to them all.


    What does Amanda Ronconi bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Because of Amanda Ronconi I listened to the entire series. and I bought other audio books from this author simply because she was the narrator. She is grrrreat!


    Any additional comments?

    I dare someone to listen to this series and NOT laugh out loud. Go on, I DARE ya! :c)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Shift: Shifters, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Rachel Vincent
    • Narrated By Jennifer Van Dyck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (544)
    Performance
    (278)
    Story
    (280)

    "Being the first female werecat enforcer isn’t easy. Scars accumulate, but I’m stronger in so many ways. As for my personal life? It’s complicated. Choices worth making always are. Ever since my brother’s death and my father’s impeachment, it’s all I can do to prevent more blood from spilling. Now our Pride is under attack by a flight of vicious thunderbirds. And making peace with our new enemies may be the only way to get the best of our old foe."

    Jeanette says: "Fantastic"
    "I'm hooked!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes, it was smartly written and well narrated. this book had it all, good story, plot twist and it made me excited for the next book in the series.


    What did you like best about this story?

    this was the 1st book in the series and I was hooked. I'm new to the supernatural genre and this was a good introduction. I like the strong female characters.


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

    yes and I pretty much did. I finished the book in a day and a half


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Objects of My Affection

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Jill Smolinski
    • Narrated By Xe Sands
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (334)
    Performance
    (287)
    Story
    (290)

    In the humorous, heartfelt new novel by the author of The Next Thing on My List, a personal organizer must somehow convince a reclusive artist to give up her hoarding ways and let go of the stuff she’s hung onto for decades.

    Kadgee says: "Hoarders a refreshing view!"
    "Fun listen"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The book puts a face and a story to the problem of hoarding.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters were well written and a great back story to all of them.


    Which character – as performed by Xe Sands – was your favorite?

    They were all good. Listening to the narrater I could see the characters in my mind.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4162)
    Performance
    (3180)
    Story
    (3188)

    Even in Grundy, Alaska, its unusual to find a naked guy with a bear trap clamped to his ankle on your porch. But when said guy turns into a wolf, recent southern transplant Mo Wenstein has no difficulty identifying the problem.

    Mariya says: "Preternaturally Funny"
    "Easy read & very funny"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf to be better than the print version?

    I don't think so, the performance was stellar!


    What other book might you compare How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf to and why?

    the sookie stackhouse series. It's an easy read, very entertaining, the characters were believable & fun to follow


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

    I have listened to other books in this series and the performance was great in all the books


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    the book made me laugh until I cried. I will listen to any new book by this author or this performer


    Any additional comments?

    listen to the whole series. you will NOT be disappointed (c:

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Claudius the God

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Robert Graves
    • Narrated By Nelson Runger
    Overall
    (197)
    Performance
    (97)
    Story
    (98)

    Robert Graves continues Claudius' story with the epic adulteries of Messalina, King Herod Agrippa's betrayal of his old friend, and the final arrival of that bloodthirsty teenager, Nero.

    Darwin8u says: "The Deified King of Historical Fiction"
    "OMG is this story slow!"
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    What disappointed you about Claudius the God?

    this story was incredibly slow. After 4 hours, i said


    What could Robert Graves have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    shorten it by 8-10 hours


    Would you be willing to try another one of Nelson Runger’s performances?

    yes


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    disappointment that I wasted my monthly credit on this snoozer


    Any additional comments?

    I will never buy another book from this author. the stories are too long and tedious. only buy this if you can't sleep and need 'white noise' as background

    0 of 5 people found this review helpful

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