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Candateshia Pafford

I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)

Fort Meade | Member Since 2012

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  • Anything He Wants

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Sara Fawkes
    • Narrated By Clarissa Knightly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (354)
    Performance
    (332)
    Story
    (334)

    Lucy Delacourt's temp position isn't quite her dream job but it pays the bills. The highlight of her day is riding the elevator in the mornings with a handsome stranger. Tall, dark, and sexy as hell, Lucy knows he's way out of her league, but a girl can look, right? Everything changes the day the stranger seduces her. Completely out of character, she yields without a fight, but she has no idea her wanton acts with a man whose name she doesn't know will change her life forever. Because the sexy stranger is none other than Jeremiah Hamilton, billionaire CEO of Hamilton Industries, and one taste isn't nearly enough to satisfy his need.

    Rebecca says: "A lot of room for improvement"
    "Funny, Dominate Story!"
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    I really liked this. The female character is actually quite funny!

    This book was very good in how Lucy reacts to each situation. She is a temp office worker who pretty much eye hunch a hotty on the elevator everyday. One day she notice they are alone and he being the dominating man that he (Mr. Jeremiah Hamilton, billionaire CEO of Hamilton Industries) is stops the elevator and well ummm plays with her.

    He pretty much fires her from her job and hires her as his personal assistant to do anything he wants. This is a raunchy, erotic, romantic novel... but it is actually really really good. Like on the level of romantic contemporary. There is alot of smex, but it is written into the story so well, you don't really notice that it is raunchy. In fact, it makes the story better. I loved it. This is good buy or free credit. I wish they had more of Fawkes stuff on here.

    Clarissa Knightly did an awesome job. At first I thought she was totally gonna bomb the male part b/c of the deep raspy voice when she first talks as Jeremiah, but it totally worked. I found myself loving Jeremiah more than Lucy right around the end of chapter 1! So kudos to u Knightly. Still no Xe Sands... but very good narration.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Caller: The Merman, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By X. Aratare
    • Narrated By Chris Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    As Gabriel struggles to cope with the three days he has left on land, a new complication arises. His grandmother’s lover, the enigmatic archaeology professor Johnson Tims seems to know more than he should about Gabriel’s transformation into a merman. Gabriel’s lifeline is his own lover, Casillus Nerion, prince of the ocean-dwelling, immortal Mer. Life on land is becoming more and more difficult, but their loving mental connection grows with Gabriel’s trust in what he is becoming.

    Candateshia Pafford says: "Book Review for Books 1-3"
    "Book Review for Books 1-3"
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    Awesome!

    Book 1: Great story about a boy who hates water because of a tragic accident that kill his parents... but somehow he becomes different from that experience.

    Book 2: Great continuation.... now we are finding out what is happening to Gabriel... but the professor.... dude... what is up with him?

    Book 3: AWESOME!!! Finally we get some back information about Gabriel, the Mers and the settlement... But that Cliffhanger ending... C'mom.... when is Gabriel going down in the sea and meet his family down there? Seriously...

    I hope there is only one more book.. because I am ready to meet the Mers!!!

    Great narration... Awesome buy, credit or sale for all three books!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Transformation: The Merman, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By X. Aratare
    • Narrated By Chris Patton
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (16)

    Gabriel Braven is destined for a great love, but he does not believe it. His parents had a storybook romance… until a freak ocean storm robbed them of their lives and left him alone to be raised by his grandmother. With their deaths, Gabriel’s adoration for the sea turned to fear, and his belief in happy-ever-afters turned to dust. Gabriel vowed to never set foot in the ocean again and to never believe in love.

    Cool Liz says: "Another winner by X. Aratare"
    "Book Review for books 1-3"
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    Awesome!

    Book 1: Great story about a boy who hates water because of a tragic accident that kill his parents... but somehow he becomes different from that experience.

    Book 2: Great continuation.... now we are finding out what is happening to Gabriel... but the professor.... dude... what is up with him?

    Book 3: AWESOME!!! Finally we get some back information about Gabriel, the Mers and the settlement... But that Cliffhanger ending... C'mom.... when is Gabriel going down in the sea and meet his family down there? Seriously...

    I hope there is only one more book.. because I am ready to meet the Mers!!!

    Great narration... Awesome buy, credit or sale for all three books!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Acceptance: The Merman, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By X. Aratare
    • Narrated By Chris Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Gabriel should have drowned twice in his life, but he survived. Casillus Nerion, his beautiful merman savior, tells him the reason for this is simple: Gabriel is a merman. Long ago, a Braven ancestor fell in love and had a child with a powerful merman. This child did not inherit the Mer gifts, but Gabriel has. Despite seeing inexplicable physical changes to his body when he gets wet and having trouble breathing when there is plenty of air, Gabriel’s head tells him that Mer, like love, do not exist.

    Candateshia Pafford says: "Book Review for Books 1-3"
    "Book Review for Books 1-3"
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    Performance
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    Awesome!

    Book 1: Great story about a boy who hates water because of a tragic accident that kill his parents... but somehow he becomes different from that experience.

    Book 2: Great continuation.... now we are finding out what is happening to Gabriel... but the professor.... dude... what is up with him?

    Book 3: AWESOME!!! Finally we get some back information about Gabriel, the Mers and the settlement... But that Cliffhanger ending... C'mom.... when is Gabriel going down in the sea and meet his family down there? Seriously...

    I hope there is only one more book.. because I am ready to meet the Mers!!!

    Great narration... Awesome buy, credit or sale for all three books!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Ballerina & The Fighter: The Ballerina Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Ursula Sinclair
    • Narrated By Matthew Whitfield
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (7)

    I travel through life dancing. All I ever wanted to do was dance, as did my best friend. We'd made so many plans together, but one night an explosion changed it all. Only one of us survived, and I promised myself I'd succeed for us both. And I did, until an accident almost ruined my career, but Maze came back into my life when I needed him most. He pulled me out of the depths of my despair. But could I save him now?

    Colleen Janisse says: "Not worth it"
    "Super good story"
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    I really liked this. The whole bi-racial thing was mention maybe once... and didn't really play a big part of the story...which I liked, because the story is not about the color of thier skin, but the characters themselves...

    Now I felt doom and gloom through the first half of the book because the blurp says someone is going to die.. and soon as we Ivy's BFF we know... doom and gloom is on the horizon.

    Now... Maze... the whole Chinese Mafia thing through me for a loop...but I liked it... it was a nice dramatic touch to the story...

    But the ending... Seriously... can you say CLIFFHANGER...

    This book was time well spent.. worth a credit or a sale... maybe not a buy unless it's under 10 bucks, which I think this was... so happy listening...

    Oh... narration was pretty good too!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ripped: The REAL Series, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Katy Evans
    • Narrated By Sebastian York, Elizabeth Louise
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (72)
    Performance
    (67)
    Story
    (67)

    When an angry, heartbroken girl is forced to be near her rocker ex-boyfriend, only time will tell if the fire between them will consume them both. Pandora, the gothic friend of Brooke (Real, Mine, Remy) and Melanie (Rogue), thought that getting her heart broken by her bad boy rocker ex could only happen once. But now, he's back in town with the biggest concert of the year. Pandora hates him so much that she gets Melanie to come with her and play a prank on him at his gig.

    Susan says: "Good but a little slow"
    "Love the Real Series!!!"
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    This was a great book....but hands down... BOOK ! (REAL) will always be my favorite of the series.

    Pandora was a wishy-washy character to me... Yes she was mad a McKenna for like ever... but that (Brooke and Remy) chemistry wasn't there between these two that made me feel like they were that epic love...

    I loved McKenna with band though... Smexy!!! Pandora... yeah... not so much... didn't really see her as a band roadie...

    This book was full of angsty moments... (Closet, Bus, Hotel Room, Stage, behind the Stage) that were all well enjoyable... Plus I totally love the Brook and Remy cameos!!!

    I hate dual narration... but this was decent... Like Louise better than York, but both are good narrators... However, I think Louise could have pulled this off much better by herself.

    Well worth a credit, buy or sale...

    Did you know there is going to be a REAL 6!!!! Whoo Hoo... Hopefully it will be set in the future, as the ending of this book... has possibilities !

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Apolonia

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Jamie McGuire
    • Narrated By Xe Sands
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (10)

    Three years after Rory Riordan foiled her own murder, she still trusts no one. Not Dr. Z, the eccentric college professor who has taken her under his wing, not Benji, the endearing, attractive classmate who insists on following her around, and certainly not Cy, the beautifully dark and mysterious boy who sits on the first row in Dr. Z’s Astrobiology class and asks far too many questions.

    Emma Maraffa says: "Jamie Mcguire strikes again"
    "Thank Goodness for Xe Sands!!!"
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    Let me just say, if it wasn't for Xe Sands narration... IDK... I seriously don't think this book wouldn't have made the cut.

    I totally like the story, but the whole APOLONIA name just threw me for a loop. The whole time I was waiting for Apolonia to make an appearance... because whoever or whatever Apolonia was had to be important as the book is name freaking APOLONIA...but... when the truth comes out about Apolonia... really!!!! OMG, so disappointed... then Apolonia didn't really do nothing with that wow and dramatic factor, in which the book shouldn't have been named after her... This book should have been named... RORY or CY... Heck... even DUNE would have been acceptable... but APOLONIA... ummmm ...... NO!

    The story however, was a decent sci-fi suspense... Of course when we meet Cy, he is so secretive, that of course he had to be an alien.... but Benji... OMG>.. what a character... I was confused about him from the beginning to the end, and guess what... I still don't like him... especially as a love interest for Rory...

    The one smexy time in the book... wasn't even that good... Nothing like "Beautiful Disaster".

    The chemistry that Rory and Cy had was way above the chemistry that Rory and Benji had... Then Apolonia...can I just say... Ugh!

    I really hope this is a stand alone book, because seriously...

    Not to say the book was bad... it was just not great... I was just expecting much more from this author, but the love triangle seriously took away from the chemistry McGuire characters always seem to have. This book did not turn me away from McGuire, I will read/listen to anything she writes, but boy... I was just not satisfied with this story.

    Its really funny, because I was so freaking in grossed the entire book! Couldn't put the darn thing down... but now that I am finished... I am so ugh.. unhappy, disappointed... frustrated... IDK...

    The this with a writer like McGuire, once you write something like Beautiful Disaster and the Maddox brothers... which in a completely different genre than this book... the problem will always be the loyal fanbase from those books will read this and hate it, as it is nothing like BD or MB... When I say nothing... I mean nothing..... contemporary romance.... NOPE, intense character chemistry..... NOPE, character development.... Yeah it had that...but with the world building... even that fail short...

    It's like you have to completely forget that McGuire is the same person that wrote BD! FORGET IT!!! COMPLETELY!!!

    Yes, this book is worth a credit for Sands narration alone... Sands is one heck of a narrator... She can turn the most horrible book into magic with her narration....

    Maybe not worth a buy, yes to a sale.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Fire of Beltane

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Angela Aaron
    • Narrated By Hollie Jackson
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    The Fire of Beltane Where the past is real, when the impossible becomes possible and dreams come true...literally. When Aedan is denied his soul mate that fateful Beltane night, he is given the gift of immortality, permitting him to wait for her prophesized return. Reunited after eleven-hundred years, he is disheartened to learn his true love holds no memory of him.

    Mona says: "This is an Outstanding Listen"
    "There no book 2!!!"
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    Well Darn! This was so good, I wish there was a book 2, like right now! The whole Scottish Clan thing mix with magic and future hook ups was awesome! I totally loved the second half of the book when everything gets reversed. I was on pins and needles over if the H memories would come back... So good!!

    Narration was ok too.. I actually like Hollie Jackson's narration, especially with romances.

    Credit well spent... worth a buy or sale. Very enjoyable book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rare

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Garrett Leigh
    • Narrated By Michael Lesley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    Paramedic Pete Adams lived through the year from hell watching his lover, Ash, fall apart, and the precarious balance between work and home is becoming more strained. His heart is always home, with Ash, but the dark side to his job is weighing him down. Tattoo artist Ash Fagin is recovering from a nervous breakdown triggered by revelations about his traumatic childhood.

    Candateshia Pafford says: "Enjoyable Listen!"
    "Enjoyable Listen!"
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    Man!!! I loved this! I simply hit play and didn't stop... NOT ONCE! Pete and Ash are recovering from Ash's issues from book 1... but now PETE!!! No way... OMG.. I totally though Ash was going to have relapses from what happen to Pete...

    I like the fact that Ash has got family of his own now... but I love the entire crew... I do feel like something is up with Ellie...she was missing so much during this book... but it was still such an enjoyable book!

    If you listen to book 1, why not continue!!? It was great... Narration was actually a bit better... I honestly think it was the recording...

    Worth a buy, credit or sale...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Slide: Roads, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Garrett Leigh
    • Narrated By Michael Lesley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (27)

    Shy tattoo artist Ash has a troubled past. Years of neglect, drug abuse, and life on the streets have taken their toll, and sometimes it seems the deep, unspoken bond with his lover is the only balm for wounds he doesn't quite understand. Paramedic Pete is warmth, love, and strength - things Ash never knew he could have, and never even knew he wanted until Pete showed him. But fate is a cruel, cruel mistress, and when nightmares collide with the present, their tentatively built world comes crashing down.

    Candateshia Pafford says: "Wow! So good!!!"
    "Wow! So good!!!"
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    This is one of those m/m romance books where it reads like a m/f epic trilogy! This was sooo good... Man... I feel so bad for Ash...

    Ash's childhood was just horrific... but the way Leigh writes... you create your own horrible graphic images... the book really doesn't come out and say this and this and this happens.. but from the way Ash has panic attacks for every little thing... You can't help but feel for him....

    Now...Pete... OOOOO!!! I feel so bad for Pete too... he fell for Ash hard...but with all Ash's drama... I was glad to see Pete hang in there...

    The ending... I was in tears!!! Awesome story...

    Great credit, sale or buy... Narration was pretty good... At time I couldn't really tell if it was Pete or Ash, but from the dialogue between the two I could tell... Ash was so different from Pete it became obvious... So Narration was good...not great...just good...

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Boy and His Wolf: The Wolves of Amber Pines, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Sean Thomas
    • Narrated By Gus Klondike
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    Tanner never thought he'd be back in Amber Pines or back in Dash's bed. But four years and 1,000 miles wasn't enough distance to make him forget the power of first love. Sure, he spent his time training with one of the world's top Hunters and he's no longer the scrawny teenager he used to be. But now that his former pack is threatened, Tanner is again involved in the dangerous life he thought he left behind.

    Candateshia Pafford says: "Cute m/m shifter romance"
    "Cute m/m shifter romance"
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    Why the bad reviews? This was cute... I totally liked it. I hope audible puts the rest of the series on here. First,if you don't like m/m romance...when then don't listen to this... and second, if you don't like sappy shifter books, when you know the couple will eventually get back together... THEN DON'T LISTEN!!! DUH!!!

    Anyway... I loved the two main characters... Tanner and Dash... Tanner was all tough human guy in the beginning...but O NO.... once your back in Dash's neighborhood...he got all sappy again... CUTE!!!

    There was a pretty decent shifter clan vs. rouge shifters scenario going on... but other than that it wasn't a WOWZA story... but well worth the listen...

    I enjoyed it..

    Worth a buy or sale... Save your credit... this is pretty cheap... under 5 bucks!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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