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Thomas

Medford, OR, United States

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  • Wild Ride

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Jennifer Crusie, Bob Mayer
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (386)
    Performance
    (205)
    Story
    (211)

    Mary Alice Brannigan doesn’t believe in the supernatural. Nor does she expect to find that Dreamland, the decaying amusement park she’s been hired to restore, is a prison for the five Untouchables, the most powerful demons in the history of the world. Plus, there’s a guy she’s falling hard for, and there’s something about him that’s not quite right.

    iphone reader says: "Tons of Fun"
    "Crusies best"
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    The inclusion of the fantasy elements help fill out the story and give Crusies characters something interesting to do other than go to dinner, fix the sink and struggle with their mundane jobs while the get to know each other. I've read many of her books and they are all good, but nothing much happens. In this one they have danger and mystery to contend with from beginning to end. Other reviewers have complained because this book is a little bit different. But for me it was by far the most entertaining boys meet girls romp that she has ever written. I loved every moment of it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Undead and Unwed: Queen Betsy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By MaryJanice Davidson
    • Narrated By Nancy Wu
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1730)
    Performance
    (747)
    Story
    (742)

    Waking up in a tacky coffin and wearing off-brand shoes, Betsy Taylor can't believe the horrible turn her life has taken; then she discovers she's a vampire. Soon, Betsy becomes a participant in a power struggle between the forces of darkness. With only her friend Jessica and the hunky vampire Sinclair to help her, this new "Queen of Vampires" will have a tough time getting her afterlife straight.

    Vanessa says: "Great Concept / Annoying Character"
    "Written for a specific audience"
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    I found the lead character, Betsy, to be dreadfully annoying. The word inane kept coming to mind. She fights hard at every opportunity to avoid learning anything, then is mad that people weren't able to explain things to her. If you like a smart heroine this is not it. In one painfully long conversation another character says "This is like trying to talk with a first grader" and it is very true, and as such, these passages have about as much entertainment value as talking to a young child on the verge of a tantrum.
    None of this is accidental. Comments from other characters make it clear that this is the character Davidson is trying to create, so it seems to me that she is simply writing for a target demographic that does not include me. If you are a careful person who wouldn't do anything dangerous unless someone offered you designer shoes, this book may be for you. Fashion minded Cheerleaders, Barbies and Valley Girls between 14 and 22 years old will love it.
    That said, it's not awful. It's not a book many of us will fall in love with, but with the exception of a scattering of painfully inane passages the book is entertaining. Have a listen if you have nothing better to do.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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