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Kerri

I work in a library, so you would think I read a lot, but I feel really guilty if I sit just to read. That is why audio books are great!

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  • Carnal Machines: Steampunk Erotica

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By D. L. King
    • Narrated By Basil Longfellow, Tatiana Sokolov
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    The Victorians wrote some of the best and most enduring erotica. For such a tightly-laced age, people spent a lot of time thinking about things carnal. Jules Verne, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Mary Shelley, H.G. Wells, et al enthralled us with their visions of new possibilities. The rich and slightly decadent visuals of the steam age lend themselves perfectly to the new carnality of post-punk era. And, of course, what is repressed will be even more exciting once the corset is unlaced.

    Christine says: "Hot!"
    "Super hot"
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    Would you listen to Carnal Machines again? Why?

    Oh yes. This was one of the most amazing collection of erotica I have ever experienced. It made me so hot. Just listening was a delight to all the senses.


    What did you like best about this story?

    So many different perspectives makes for a potpourri of titilating imagination.


    Have you listened to any of Basil Longfellow and Tatiana Sokolov ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Steampunk meets 9 1/2 weeks


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Scottish Prisoner

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman, Rick Holmes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1460)
    Performance
    (1297)
    Story
    (1300)

    Winner of the Quill Award and the Corine International Book Prize, Diana Gabaldon is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of the Outlander series. This fourth novel featuring popular character Lord John Grey is told both from Lord Grey’s perspective and from that of Jamie Fraser, the star of the Outlander series.

    Teahouse Fox says: "Lord John 'Quixote' rides again"
    "Great book - Bad narration"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Rick Holmes. Having 2 narrators was bad enough. But the guy doing Jaime's part was horrible. His Scots accent was bearable at best. He would drift into Irish occasionally. Even that was muffled and garbled. He would have been better playing Lord John because he was entirely too effeminate for Jaime. Wish I would have purchased print instead


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Lord John - This shows a much more fun loving and personable character than the Outlander books. He is great in those as well, but this is nice. Comfortable


    How could the performance have been better?

    Only 1 narrator - Jeff Woodman


    Was The Scottish Prisoner worth the listening time?

    Not really. The story itself was worth it. The narration was too distracting. I nearly gave up on it because of that.


    Any additional comments?

    Buy it in print.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Undead Sublet: A Free Story from 'The Undead in My Bed'

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Sophie Eastlake
    Overall
    (1614)
    Performance
    (1418)
    Story
    (1417)

    In "Undead Sublet" by Molly Harper, executive chef Tess Maitland is banned from her five-star kitchen in Chicago to recover from "exhaustion". Choosing a random rental house in Half-Moon Hollow to spend time in, she's unaware that the house comes with a strange man. Even though Sam Masden's ex-wife has rented the house out from under him, the divorce settlement allows him access to it for another ninety days. With Tess unable to go anywhere else, and Sam unwilling, a war of epic proportions is declared - and romantic sparks and heavy pots fly.

    Taryn says: "Completely awful"
    "Another winner from Molly Harper"
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    What did you love best about Undead Sublet: A Free Story from 'The Undead in My Bed'?

    All of Molly Harper's stories have me laughing and this was no exception. Her ability to create stories with strong female characters, sexy men and gut-busting one liners is amazing.


    Any additional comments?

    I wish the narrator had been Amanda Ronconi. She has done all of Ms. Harper's other books and has a feel for the characters. Amanda just has this delivery that makes the story so much richer. Sophie Eastlake did a good job, making it a very amusing listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Prince of Mist

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (39)

    It's war time, and the Carver family decides to leave the capital where they live and move to a small coastal village where they've recently bought a home. But from the minute they cross the threshold, strange things begin to happen. In that mysterious house still lurks the spirit of Jacob, the previous owners' son, who died by drowning.

    Diane says: "Really for teens but good!"
    "Felt real"
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    What did you love best about The Prince of Mist?

    The presentation was great. The sounds of the storms and sea were a very nice touch. It made the story have an entirely new dimension. The narrator and sounds made the story feel real and sucked you in.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Pack's New Mate: Werewolf Shifter Menage Erotica

    • UNABRIDGED (44 mins)
    • By Christie Sims, Alara Branwen
    • Narrated By Kathryn Ricks
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (14)

    Haley had always been very close to Matt and Shawn, her two hunky cousins that she'd met in grade school. They'd always been very protective of her, happily giving a black eye to any man that would have the audacity to break her heart. Haley sometimes thought of them in a more torrid way, sure, but she'd never dream of moving beyond a platonic relationship with them. She'd never dream of it, until they reveal to her that they're wolf shifters and that her cousins' predetermined destiny chose her, out of the millions of girls they could have had, to be her mate.

    Gail says: "Not the greatest shifter story...."
    "Recorded in a tin can?"
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    What disappointed you about The Pack's New Mate?

    The sound quality was horrific! I get better recording from my cell phone. It was like being in plane waiting for my ears to pop listening to someone with a cold in a can and then it was digitized.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The narrator must be new. She was pretty lifeless. However the best narrator in the world could not save the story with the recording.


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

    Disappointed distraction.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Debt of Honor: A Jack Ryan Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Tom Clancy
    • Narrated By John MacDonald
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1125)
    Performance
    (922)
    Story
    (928)

    Clancy plunges hero Jack Ryan into nonstop high adventure, as two seemingly unrelated occurrences being a chain of events that will stun the world. Called out of retirement to serve as National Security Advisor to the president, Ryan, with the help of CIA officers John Clark and Domingo Chavez, must prepare the untested president to meet the challenges of a new world order.

    Louann says: "Narrator not so great"
    "Great Story, Narrator Sllloooowwwww"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Not sure. I really like the story, but didn't really care for the narrator. He spoke so slowly that I fortunately was able to speed it up so that he sounded normal.


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

    There is a lot of detail, but trying to figure out where the story goes next is fun.


    Did John MacDonald do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    The sound quality changed occasionally so there were times I wasn't sure who it was. The most difficult part was that he read it so slowly.


    Any additional comments?

    Thank goodness for the ability to speed up the playback.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hunt for Red October

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Tom Clancy
    • Narrated By J. Charles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2009)
    Performance
    (1595)
    Story
    (1597)

    A deadly serious game of hide-and-seek is on. The CIA's brilliant young analyst, Jack Ryan, thinks he knows the reason for the sudden Red Fleet operation: the Soviets' most valuable ship, the Red October, is attempting to defect to the United States.

    Christian says: "Audio quality quite poor"
    "Love the Book, Dislike Narrator"
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    Would you be willing to try another one of J. Charles’s performances?

    If there wasn't another book in the series with him narrating, I wouldn't listen to him. Mispronunciations as well as some truly hideous voices were distracting from the story.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Story of Dr. Dolittle

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Hugh Lofting
    • Narrated By David Case
    Overall
    (755)
    Performance
    (652)
    Story
    (661)

    No one loves and understands animals like the eccentric 19th century physician Dr. Dolittle, who masters animal language with the help of Polynesia the parrot. After his human patients desert him, the kind-hearted doctor finds his calling in practicing animal medicine, and his fame spreads far and wide. When a terrible epidemic breaks out among monkeys in Africa, Dr. Dolittle sets out to save them, accompanied by some of his favorite pets.

    Stacey says: "Has racist undertones"
    "Not for today's children"
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    Any additional comments?

    I didn't get very far in this book. I remember loving the movie (35 +/- years ago) so I thought I would enjoy this. While some aspects of political correctness have gone too far, I was afraid that this would go far beyond what I would find acceptable. Using terms like coon and blacky for Africans was more than I could tolerate. I was afraid that the story might use the N word. I detest that one, and I am white.

    While I realize that these terms were OK for the time it was written, it is not for the children of today when they should be taught tolerance and not to use hurtful and demeaning things.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Frost Burned: Mercy Thompson, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Patricia Briggs
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2611)
    Performance
    (2393)
    Story
    (2406)

    Mercy Thompson's life has undergone a seismic change. Becoming the mate of Adam Hauptman - the charismatic Alpha of the local werewolf pack - has made her a stepmother to his daughter, Jesse, a relationship that brings moments of blissful normalcy to Mercy's life. But on the edges of humanity, what passes for a minor mishap on an ordinary day can turn into so much more.... After an accident in bumper-to-bumper traffic, Mercy and Jesse can't reach Adam - or anyone else in the pack for that matter. They've all been abducted.....

    ShySusan says: "One of the best urban fantasy series"
    "Another Hit"
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    Where does Frost Burned rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The Mercy Thompson world is one of my favorite series. This doesn't disappoint.


    What did you like best about this story?

    These characters are fabulous. They are fun, quirky, serious and you love them or love to hate them.


    Which character – as performed by Lorelei King – was your favorite?

    Mercy is of course the best. But Adam is a close second. The raw power and sexuality are felt in every word.


    Any additional comments?

    I went through and listened to all of them again before listening to this one. It took a while, but I found the correct order with the short stories and Alpha Omega. I look forward to more!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 2666

    • UNABRIDGED (39 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Roberto Bolaño
    • Narrated By John Lee, Armando Durán, G. Valmont Thomas, and others
    Overall
    (376)
    Performance
    (203)
    Story
    (210)

    Composed in the last years of Roberto Bolaño's life, 2666 was greeted across Europe and Latin America as his highest achievement, surpassing even his previous work in its strangeness, beauty, and scope. Its throng of unforgettable characters includes academics and convicts, an American sportswriter, an elusive German novelist, and a teenage student and her widowed, mentally unstable father. Their lives intersect in the urban sprawl of Santa Teresa - a fictional Juárez - on the U.S.-Mexico border.

    Nancy Bauer says: "Brilliant"
    "Too Slow"
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    What disappointed you about 2666?

    I just couldn't get into it. Character development was tedious at best. I really don't like a Literature lesson when I read Fiction. An hour in and I was done. I tried to give it a chance but I couldn't do it. Just get to the story already.


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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