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Vilda

Montevideo, Uruguay | Member Since 2011

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  • God Save the Queen: Book One of the Immortal Empire

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Kate Locke
    • Narrated By Courtney Patterson
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    The year is 2012 - and Queen Victoria still rules with an immortal fist. She's the undead matriarch of a Britain where the aristocracy is made up of werewolves and vampires, where goblins live underground and mothers know better than to let their children out after dark. A world where technology lives side by side with magic, where being nobility means being infected with the Plague (side-effects include un-death) and hysteria is the popular affliction of the day. Xandra Vardan is a member of the elite Royal Guard, and it's her duty to protect the aristocracy. But things get complicated when her sister goes missing.

    Vilda says: "Throughly enjoyed this one"
    "Throughly enjoyed this one"
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    Would you listen to God Save the Queen again? Why?

    Oh, I am more than sure that I will. The universe created is a nice twist to all the vampire and paranormal stories lurking about as of late. I was superbly pleasently surprised. I expected less and ended up finding a little gem.

    I'm about to run off to buy the second book available on Audible right now. That's just how much I liked it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters are well developed and I appreciated the inner struggles and how things unfolded.

    The whole concept I, again, really love.

    And, may I point out, this is not romance disguised as a fantasy/paranormal novel. Sure, it does have its dossage of romance, but it weaves itself nicely into the story and is in no way the center around which it spins. Romance novel haters must not be worried, this one won't turn into a harlequin/bodice ripper tale.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Oh, I won't spoil any of you. Listen to it. It's worth the credit.

    I do want to point out that I loved the little curse words created by the author as to adjust the ususal lingo to that of her created word. It was a nice touch.


    Any additional comments?

    There was a comment by the author at the end about using Emilie Autumn's disc Opheliac as part of the inspiration for this books and that it would have served nicely as a soundtrack for the story. Being a EA fan, I could not agree more. For more than one moment I could imagine, without having heard this afterword of the author, the songs of hers as a sort of backdrop to soundtrack.

    It thought it a nice coincidence that the author actually inspired herself somewhat in the music that I connected with the book.

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  • 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
    (5724)
    Performance
    (4425)
    Story
    (4436)

    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.

    Sandra Ross says: "Laugh-out Loud Funny"
    "Great book of a loveable series"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I love light-hearted stories that don't take themselves too seriously. Especially when it comes to stories about vampires. One can find a bucket load of books out there about this type of storyline, but it's rather difficult to find books that are both funny and tend to keep an eye on the storyline.I, myself, love fantasy stories with a twist for the silly/funny side.Keeping this in mind... I'd recommend this audiobook to any friend, whom I may know shares may same literary taste, in a heart beat.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story in itself is fun, but Ronconi's performance simply makes it superb. It's one of those times that narrator and book simply seem like a match made in heaven for me. I've lost count of how many times I've listened to this series over and over again.


    Which character – as performed by Amanda Ronconi – was your favorite?

    I adore them all. Each character has it's uniqueness and Ronconi makes sure to make them all equally shine.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The description of when the main character finds out she has been turned is priceless in my opinion. This is a type of scenario that would more likely happen in real life, sans some silliness, if one were in Jane's shoes.


    Any additional comments?

    Did I already mention I love this series? Because I do. ;)

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