Oxford, New Zealand | Member Since 2011
I adore Angela Dawe and I found this book because I was specifically looking for stories narrated by her. I'm not a huge fan of vampire stories, but I found this surprisingly interesting and original. The Penton Legacy is a trilogy - Redemption is followed by Absolution and Omega and I'm looking forward to listening to those when they are available.
This is a fairly enjoyable and non-taxing story following Natalie, a woman who has given up on the notion of ever falling in love, and emotionally damaged ex-Navy SEAL Dade. There is a little suspense in this story - Dade is trying to find his missing foster brother 'Red' who has gone missing from Natalie's bed and breakfast in the quaint town of Cupid. It was pretty easy to spot the bad guys very early on, and the story concentrates mainly on the emotions between the two main characters (while also introducing other characters who we will likely hear more of later!).
The narrator is ..interesting. I initially was reluctant to download this book because the sample has C J Critt sounding like Captain Kirk from the old tv series in her delivery of lines. Her delivery smooths out the further we go in the book (or maybe I just got used to it?) and by the end I was rather enjoying her narration. Worth a credit? I'm on the fence with this one. While I'll likely seek out the next in the series when it is available, there are other writers who would take priority for my precious credit!
The third book in the Bone Secrets series follows Michael Brody and his investigation of disappearance of his brother twenty years ago. There are some surprising twists in this story which I didn't see coming and the narration by Luke Daniels was superb. Whilst this is the third book in the series, there is no need to read those other two (but they are both very good too!). I'd have happily spent a credit on this book, but took advantage of the nice low price of $1.99 by buying the Kindle book too. Recommended!
Midnight Sacrifice carries on from Midnight Exposure and follows Danny Sullivan (brother to the main character in the first book) and his endeavours to bring closure for his sister who is still traumatised by her kidnapping. His love interest is Mandy Brown, a woman who has secrets that she needs to keep in order to protect her family. While enjoyable, the story was very predictable and I was able to guess the 'secret' baddie very early on. It also seems that there will be a third book in this series, as another Sullivan brother is introduced during this, together with his likely love interest. Worth a credit? No. It was, however, worth the reduced price I got it for when purchased together with the Kindle edition.
After a troubled past, Jayne is in search of a photo opportunity with a reclusive wood sculptor to help support her family when medical debts pile up. What she finds is a brooding ex-cop, a new stalker and the mystery of a celtic coin found under the body of a hiker. This is an enjoyable story, but not a memorable one. The narrator brings this story up to 4 stars for me and I'd happily listen to Scott Schumaker again. Worth a credit? No. The price is low enough to avoid the use of a credit, especially (at the moment) if you pay out for a Kindle Edition and take advantage of the special $1.99 cost.
I read this book a while ago and loved it, so snapped it up when I saw it here and am SO pleased I did. Heather Smith is a brilliant narrator and brings the book to life in a way that had me snickering frequently, and hysterically laughing out loud at times. If listening to this on headphones, listen to it alone. Otherwise, people are going to start looking at you funny when you can't control your mirth. Worth a credit? Absolutely! I'd have happily given two credits for this gem.
There is very little to like about this book. The plot is improbable and the narrator is stilted and detracts from the story to the point where I just gave up. Worth a credit? No. I'm not even sure it is worth buying the book via Kindle to get this at what I thought was a bargain price of $1.99. Very disappointing.
Bare It All is the second book in the Love Undercover series, and follows Detective Reese Baredon and Alice Appleton and their developing relationship. Reese is very curious about Alice's past and wants to protect her. Alice has secrets she doesn't want to share, but Reese isn't about to let his quirky neighbour get away with that.
Alice is a secondary character from another book written by Lori Foster, 'Trace of Fever'. It isn't necessary to have read that book to understand the trauma that Alice has gone through that has left her wary of her surroundings and isolated from her family (but, seriously, that too is an excellent book and well worth a credit!).
While I very much enjoyed the first book in this series (Run the Risk), Alice is my favourite character due to her quirks and her strength of character so I loved listening to her story. Worth a credit? Oh yes, absolutely!
Undercover operative Chase Weston meets undercover FBI agent KC and the sparks fly! Trouble is, both of them are working different (but related) cases and neither of them know the other is undercover. Nor do they trust each other, but they can't ignore the chemistry between them!
While this is a romance, the action comes first - and what excellently written action it is! This isn't a story that leaves you hanging at the end, but it is obvious the next book will carry on from where this leaves off. I, for one, can't wait!
Joe Jung was a little shaky with his narration at the start of this story, but he soon gets into his stride and I'd be more than happy to listen to him narrate again. Worth a credit? A big YES from me! Swiftly followed by, 'Can we have book 2 soon please, kkthx!'
The first two books of this series has involved a relationship between one woman and three men. This time, the story revolves around Callie, the daughter of the Colters from the first book and the sister to the Colters in the second book. Callie is a free spirit, very independent, but she has returned to her family subdued and heart broken after her love affair with Max Wilder ends. Max, after realising he has made a big mistake at letting Callie go, pursues her again but has a secret that could destroy their happiness.
The exploration of a submissive one on one relationship between Callie and Max is a nice change of pace in this series, and Freddie Bates is a wonderful narrator just perfect for this story. His gruff tones are great for Max, and his lighter, higher voice for Callie and the other female characters isn't grating. Worth a credit? I'd have been happy to spend a credit on this, but it was more economic just to pay for it and save my credit on other more expensive titles.
Colters' Lady follows the children of the characters in the first book of this series, 'Colters' Woman'. Seth encounters a homeless woman and is instantly smitten, as are his brothers when they meet her. Lily is living rough trying to forget a traumatic past, but also feels the instant connection.
This is another of Maya Banks more unrealistic romance novels where the men instantly know that they want to spend the rest of their lives with just one woman without knowing anything about her. Having said that, this story is pure enjoyable romance but it also tackles a very sad event that had me at times tearing up in both sympathy and empathy.
It isn't necessary to read Colter's Lady to know what is going on in this story; all characters are introduced and explained (although, that is a great book too and recommended). Worth a credit? Yes, but it is pretty cheap, so I'd say save your credit for more expensive offerings.
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