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Noirbear

Rochester, NH, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Stealing Kathryn: Gatherers Series #2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs)
    • By Jacquelyn Frank
    • Narrated By Xe Sands
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (154)
    Performance
    (139)
    Story
    (141)

    Sandman. Angus. Morpheus. He is known by many names, except his true one, Adrian. When he departs his world, it is to enter the sacred space of sleep, and he is not there to sow sweet dreams. Adrian's mission is to reap the dark energy of nightmares, work that has twisted his soul as well as his once-handsome face. Now, he lives only to await the day darkness finally overcomes him...and to collect exquisite reminders of what he's lost. But there is one treasure that stands apart. Having risked everything to obtain her, Adrian soon realizes his mistake. For Kathryn has a wholly unexpected power over him,

    Kathy says: "Another great Book!!"
    "Still waiting for the Gather's to gain steam"
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    The originality of the story is somewhat lacking after book 1 of the series. So many interesting directions this series could have gone in after the first book that to fall back into the standard, me a beast, you a beauty, we have issues lets fight and work though them to save the day, was a little disappointing. But the whole idea of the world of the gatherers is totally cool. And there is so much potential to truly build a good versus evil characters with strong twisted plots that this series keeps you wanting more. Although a little long winded the story is worth a read. Is it over sexed, no? There is a good balance of the strong sensual hot romance between the leads.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Blood Fest: Cursing Fate

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Pepper O'Neal
    • Narrated By Kathy Bell Denton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (7)

    She has some deadly secrets... Tabitha Norkus wants only one thing in life - freedom from slavery for herself and the others held captive at the Lithuanian weretiger compound. When she gets the chance to escape, she grabs it. Taking three other Weres with her, she bolts for England, hoping to find sanctuary with her cousin in the British weretiger pride. But Tabbi's fierce attraction to Drake Gatos, the English pride leader terrifies her, compounding her inability to trust him.

    Angela says: "Good potential but......"
    "On the fence with these shifters"
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    So this book based on what went on in the story appears to be book two. That being said the story was interesting. There is just enough going on to keep your interest from beginning to end. And it may be because of the cast of characters introduced. The alpha ‘s personality comes at you right off start, but why he is the way he is probably played out in book one. I would have preferred the female lead to have just a little more common sense when engaging the alpha. Maybe just a little more fire in the gut, despite her self-image. Basically this a shifter story with some romance and some action. It took me a while to get use to the narrator. But I don’t think she did a bad job. I just didn’t care for the way she did the male voices. This book is a maybe. If it goes on sale and you are looking for a shifter story give it a try.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Savage Hunger: Heart of the Jaguar, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Terry Spear
    • Narrated By Mackenzie Cartwright
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (24)

    The Amazon jungle holds many dangers, as Kathleen McKnight well knows after her mission to bring down a drug cartel goes horribly wrong, leaving her the only survivor on her team. Determined to find the mysterious man who saved her, she returns to the jungle a year later only to find it holds more secrets than she could have ever imagined. Since saving Kathleen, jaguar shifter Connor Anderson hasn't been able to get her out of his mind. When she returns to the jungle to seek him out, he only knows one thing: that he must claim her for his own.

    sandy says: "loved it"
    "Hunger falling flat"
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    There is so much wrong with this story, I just don’t know where to begin.
    Connor as an alpha male comes off as wimpy. He is a jaguar shifter who lets his sister have way too much control over his life choices. Who does that? And Kathleen come on, she is supposed to be a trained solider, but poor me falls apart after leading and the key word is leading a mission that ends in failure. Basically like this review the story is all over the place. The premise of the book was good, but the characters not developed. The love connection is forced. Even the bad guys come off as campy.
    The narrator wasn’t that great. Save your credit.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Envy

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Sandra Brown
    • Narrated By Victor Slezak
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1569)
    Performance
    (725)
    Story
    (724)

    New York book editor Maris Matherly-Reed knows a best seller when she sees one - even if it is just a tantalizing partial manuscript submitted by a writer identified only as P.M.E., with the return address of an obscure island off the Georgia coast. Maris is intrigued enough to search for him.

    DMHVetSurveyor says: "Envy"
    "A Story within a Story"
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    Talk about a book that draws into a story. From the start the book has you hooked because you want to hear the story within the story. I have listen to several Sandra Brown books and what is enjoyable is the story telling. And yes if you will most likely figure out who is who in this tale, but it the why of it that won’t let you walk away for the tale. This easily is one of my favorite Sandra Brown books.
    Victor Slezak at first I found his narration some what annoying, so it was the story that kept me engage. But he has a style of his own and he grows on you. Similar to Jim Frangione narrations. Not the greatness job doing female voices, but the way he reads engages you. If you like a romance with some mystery and depth this is a choice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bullet to the Heart: No Mercy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Lea Griffith
    • Narrated By Gillian Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (6)

    She was born to love then taught to kill. She has become everything but is no one. Known only as Bullet, she was long ago forced to shed the name her parents gave her. Changed, molded, and trained to kill with sharp-shooting efficiency, she is one of The Collective's most valuable assets. In a cadre of killers, Bullet is death waiting, but her time for vengeance has come. He was loved, and then he lost. He has become a hunter in search of revenge.

    Trish R. says: "SPOILER..This book is a little cliffhanger-y."
    "Bullet Hits the Mark"
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    Finally a strong female lead. Alpha males, who enhance the storyline instead of dictate it. And a good start to series. You'll find yourself involved with the secondary characters and the desire to hear their story. Romance is not over top. If you enjoy a fast easy listen for the entertainment of an action love story, then I recommend the book. If you are looking for the next best seller, a super great mystery or an erotic feast, this may not do it for you. I just like the fact of strong female leads that don't bend. Gillian Vance is new for me but does a great job.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Twice Tempted: A Night Prince Novel, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Jeaniene Frost
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1908)
    Performance
    (1759)
    Story
    (1778)

    Leila's psychic abilities have been failing her, and now she isn't sure what the future holds. If that weren't enough, her lover, Vlad, has been acting distant. Though Leila is a mere mortal, she's also a modern woman who refuses to accept the cold-shoulder treatment forever - especially from the darkly handsome vampire who still won't admit that he loves her.... Soon circumstances send Leila back to the carnival circuit, where tragedy strikes.

    Hassan says: "A Book FULL of events and actions"
    "Twice the Heat"
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    Well let’s just turn up the fire and heat. And that is what happens with the second book of this series. Book 2 has more action and the heat is definitely turned with Vlad and Leila relationship. More interesting characters are introduced which has you thinking what ‘s next. You finally start to feel the fire between Vlad and Leila. A sexy strong alpha male who finally has to work a little for the woman he loves.
    Yes get it if you liked book 1. I for one am looking forward to book 3.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Eternal Kiss of Darkness: The Night Huntress World Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Jeaniene Frost
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2530)
    Performance
    (1741)
    Story
    (1731)

    Chicago private investigator Kira Graceling should have just kept on walking. But her sense of duty refused to let her ignore the moans of pain coming from inside a warehouse just before dawn. Suddenly she finds herself in a world she’s only imagined in her worst nightmares.

    Ashley says: "Okay, Bones doesn't sound like my British ex but!"
    "At last Mencheres"
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    The second spin off from the Cat and Bones series. What I enjoyed most about this book is Kira and how she handles one of the most power vampires within this paranormal world. What comes out of this book is a wonderful love story. The ending is a little lame but still the overbook is worth read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • First Drop of Crimson: Night Huntress World, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Jeaniene Frost
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2932)
    Performance
    (1995)
    Story
    (2007)

    He is Spade, a powerful, mysterious vampire who has walked the earth for centuries and is now duty-bound to protect this endangered, alluring human—even if it means destroying his own kind. Denise may arouse his deepest hungers, but Spade knows he must fight his urge to have her as they face the nightmare together, because once the first crimson drop falls, they will both be lost.

    Kickez says: "Read the "Night Huntress" series 1st!"
    "Spade what a gentlemen"
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    A spin off from the Cat and bones series this one doesn’t disappoint. IF you enjoyed meeting both Spade and Denise from the previous series. Then you will most likely enjoy this romantic sexy and strange tale. There is romance humor action and adventure that makes this one an interesting listen from beginning to end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • This Side of the Grave: Night Huntress, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Jeaniene Frost
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3040)
    Performance
    (2274)
    Story
    (2280)

    Half-vampire Cat Crawfield and her vampire husband, Bones, have fought for their lives, as well as for their relationship. But just when they’ve triumphed over the latest battle, Cat’s new and unexpected abilities threaten to upset a long-standing balance.

    With the mysterious disappearance of vampires, rumors abound that a species war is brewing. A zealot is inciting tensions between the vampires and ghouls, and if these two powerful groups clash, innocent mortals could become collateral damage.

    Carlie says: "LOVE THIS SERIES"
    "OMG what’s next?"
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    I realize some relationships have their ups and downs but for Cat and Bones, I found myself in this one saying come on. Enough is enough. I mean really don’t these two deserve a break. Which I suppose that is what J Frost wants us to feel? Frustration and exhilaration. Again if you enjoy this couple and all the characters in their world then this is another good installment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Destined for an Early Grave: Night Huntress, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Jeaniene Frost
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3233)
    Performance
    (2372)
    Story
    (2374)

    Since half-vampire Cat Crawfield and her undead lover Bones met six years ago, they’ve fought against the rogue undead, battled a vengeful Master vampire, and pledged their devotion with a blood bond. Now it’s time for a vacation. But their hopes for a perfect Paris holiday are dashed when Cat awakes one night in terror. She’s having visions of a vampire named Gregor, who’s more powerful than Bones and has ties to her past that even Cat herself didn’t know about.

    Marla says: "Excellent!!"
    "Destined for forever"
    Overall
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    Story

    What can I say if you didn’t like the first three books then don’t bother? But if you have become a fan of the crazy ongoing relationship of Cat and Bones then climb on board for the ride. Because a ride you’ll get. This book comes down to choices for Cat and Bones and with any stormy relationship with fiery personalities there are all of those outside challenges and influences that make that choice more intense.
    Yes this worth a credit

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • At Grave's End: Night Huntress, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Jeaniene Frost
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3575)
    Performance
    (2629)
    Story
    (2623)

    It should be the best time of half-vampire Cat Crawfield’s life. With her undead lover, Bones, at her side, she’s successfully protected mortals from the rogue undead. But though Cat’s worn disguise after disguise to keep her true identity a secret from the brazen bloodsuckers, her cover’s finally been blown, placing her in terrible danger.

    Anumet says: "Sucks you in. (Pun intended)"
    "To be or not to be a vampire"
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    All I can say is the ride continues. And it is a good one more. The heat turns up and the drama continues. Cat’s life is changing and the challenges are more intense. She’ll need to decide which world she really wants to live in. Book 3 doesn’t disappoint. Yes it worth a credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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