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Hojobo65

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  • Her Vampire Husband

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Michele Hauf
    • Narrated By Montana Chase
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (88)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (35)

    Werewolf princess Blu Masterson won’t allow her seductive vampire husband to consummate their marriage with his bite, marking her forever. Alone in a secluded estate with her sworn enemy, Blu curses the marriage arranged to bring their rival nations together, especially since Creed Saint-Pierre calls out to her most feral desires.

    Margaret says: "Don't waste your credit..."
    "I agree with Margaret"
    Overall

    -just wish I had known that before I wasted a credit! To be fair, I only got about an hour into the book before I just couldn't take the accents any longer, so I don't know if the story improved or stayed blah.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Once Burned: A Night Prince Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Jeaniene Frost
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    Overall
    (2364)
    Performance
    (2189)
    Story
    (2180)

    After a tragic accident scarred her body and destroyed her dreams, Leila never imagined that the worst was still to come: a terrifying ability to channel electricity and to see a person's darkest secrets through a single touch. Leila is doomed to a life of solitude ... until creatures of the night kidnap her, forcing her to reach out with a telepathic distress call to the world's most infamous vampire. Vlad Tepesh inspired the greatest vampire legend of all - but whatever you do, don't call him Dracula.

    Hassan says: "LOVED it from the beginning"
    "New and yet old"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    First and foremost-I must say I love Jeaniene Frost and Tavia Gilbert-they are excellent at what they do. I, like many others, have been waiting with bated breath for Jeaniene's next book and Vlad's story. I listened to it twice over the last week. Obviously, I really enjoyed it.

    However, I do have three main gripes. First, is it just me or does Leila sound a lot like a young Cat from Jeaniene's Night Huntress Series? In both Tavia's verbal delivery and in the way Jeaniene wrote Leila's voice I kept thinking "Wow, Leila sounds just like Cat." I found it very distracting. That and the repeated use of the word "loins" in reference to Leila's girly bits. Please stop that! Finally, there was not enough of Vlad's famous one liner humor. More please.

    Other than that I am looking forward to seeing how the rest of the their story plays out.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Wolfsbane and Mistletoe: Hair-Raising Holiday Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Charlaine Harris (author and editor), Toni L. P. Kelner (author and editor), Keri Arthur, and others
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews, Tanya Eby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (409)
    Performance
    (325)
    Story
    (323)

    Let’s face it - the holidays can bring out the beast in anyone. They are particularly hard if you’re a lycanthrope. Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner have harvested the scariest, funniest, saddest werewolf tales, by an outstanding pack of authors, best heard by the light of a full moon and with a silver bullet close at hand.

    ShySusan says: "Pretty good anthology"
    "Must Stop Buying Anthologies"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I did like a few of the stories but had to stop reading after the 2nd serial killer story. I get that this genre invites a horror element due to the supernatural aspect of the main characters but geez it is the Holidays people. Do you have to kill Rudolph and chase serial killers? I guess I'm just a sissy but I don't want to read serial killer stories in general and especially ones set at Christmas time. Yuck. The narration did nothing to enhance the stories and distracted from Sookie's in particular.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Completely Smitten

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Susan Mallery
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (601)
    Performance
    (457)
    Story
    (457)

    Sheltered preacher's daughter Haley Foster ran away from her small town to do all the "bad" things she'd never done. She soon found herself in a hotel room with U.S. Marshal Kevin Harmon. But her knight in shining armor showed no interest in teaching a disappointed Haley Lovemaking 101....

    Judi says: "COMPLETELY SMITTEN"
    "Sweet and thankfully short"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This was a very sweet story about a very sweet, sheltered and naive young woman. I can not remember a time when I was ever this naive--even as a teen--maybe as a 7 year old. No not even then. It was a fun short read but I didn't find it compelling in any way.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Succubus Blues: Georgina Kincaid, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Richelle Mead
    • Narrated By Elisabeth Rodgers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1806)
    Performance
    (1039)
    Story
    (1053)

    Succubus (n.) An alluring, shape-shifting demon who seduces and pleasures mortal men. Pathetic (adj.) A succubus with great shoes and no social life. See: Georgina Kincaid. When it comes to jobs in hell, being a succubus seems pretty glamorous. A girl can be anything she wants, the wardrobe is killer, and mortal men will do anything just for a touch. Granted, they often pay with their souls, but why get technical? But Seattle succubus Georgina Kincaid's life is far less exotic.

    Jessica says: "Another great paranormal series!"
    "4 for the story itself 2 for the narration"
    Overall

    The story was fine-not great- not as interesting as the Vampire Academy series but interesting enough to want to finish. Georgina gets a little whiny and the story a little repetitive but over all a fun read. However, it was not a fun listen. I believe Ms. Rodgers got the inspiration for her narration from one line in the book in which Georgina says "My words all seemed long and drawn out like I was swimming in Molasses." Ms. Rodgers consistently and almost constantly purred out words in a painfully drawn out way so that any word ending in "ing" or "sion" seemed to take an eternity. Sometimes even simple words went on way too loooooonnnnggg. It was very, very, veeerrryy distractiiiiinnnggg.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Bound for Punishment: Three Stories of Strict Discipline: 'Domia', 'With Kid Gloves', and 'Therapy' from Pleasure Bound

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 24 mins)
    • By Susan Swann
    • Narrated By Ashford MacNab, Victoria Hammerstein, Roseanna Green
    Overall
    (49)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (18)

    Susan Swann is the pseudonym of an established female author of erotic fiction. This sensuous selection of Swann's stories includes "Domia", "With Kid Gloves", and "Therapy" from her book Pleasure Bound.

    Hojobo65 says: "subtle but satisfying"
    "subtle but satisfying"
    Overall

    As a woman I find it difficult to find erotica that is more than just grunt grunt, big boobs, bigger d--ks and crass descriptions. Not that that can't be fun occasionally. However, it was a real treat to find this little compilation. The stories are thoughtful and very well written. I think most men would enjoy them and I'm very sure most women will.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Irresistible: Banning Sisters Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Karen Robards
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (161)
    Performance
    (81)
    Story
    (81)

    Claire Banning fulfilled every debutante’s dream when she married the heir to a dukedom - only to discover he was a dissolute wastrel. Then a dark and dangerous nobleman abducts her on a journey home, and Claire’s life - and her heart - are changed forever. Is it possible that Claire could discover the true meaning of love with this handsome stranger?

    Hojobo65 says: "Story pretty good, narration pretty disappointing"
    "Story pretty good, narration pretty disappointing"
    Overall

    I enjoyed the first book in this series and so, purchased this one. I liked Scandalous much better. In this one Ms. Robards gets pretty redundant in the telling the story. e.g. yes, yes I know, even though Hugh just shaved Claire can see the beginnings of stubble - he is such a manly man. I got it the first couple of three times I heard it. I found myself telling my iPod "I know, I know already. Let's move on!" Unfortunately, I tended to do it out loud and my dear hubby kept laughing at me. As for the story itself, it is pretty far fetched even for this genre which I usually adore so that wasn't disappointing overly much.

    However, the narration was incredibly disappointing! Ms. Flosnik sounded breathy, overly excited and dramatic through out which I found irritating and distracting. I very much enjoyed her narration of To Beguile a Beast so this was really a disappointment. I'm going to give her the benefit of the doubt and blame the producer/director of this recording for it's overly dramatic style.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • The Now Habit

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Neil Fiore
    • Narrated By Neil Fiore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (642)
    Performance
    (283)
    Story
    (280)

    If you are a professional, manager, student, entrepreneur, writer, or homemaker, this audiobook will help you achieve your goals more rapidly, whether they are large, complex challenges or the small, essential tasks of everyday life and work. If you now work effectively, even though you have too much to do and too little time, The Now Habit will show you how to prioritize your goals to allow more time for guilt-free play.

    Ron says: "A keeper"
    "good information poor narration"
    Overall

    Dr. Fiore's information is good but the narration is indeed, well, just bad and therefore very distracting. Still the information is worth the pain of listening to the good doctor's timid and spotty reading of his own work.

    Publishers really need to explain that while authors are professional writers they are not professional narrators and do themselves and the listener a huge disservice reading their own words.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • One Pink Rose, One White Rose and One Red Rose

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Julie Garwood
    • Narrated By David Marshall Grant
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    First introduced in Julie Garwood's magnificent New York Times best seller For the Roses, the Clayborne brothers have been embraced by millions worldwide. Now the individual stories of these three spirited brothers - once a mismatched gang of street urchins - are told in a trio of special novels, presented here in one special audiobook.

    Hojobo65 says: "So painfully bad"
    "So painfully bad"
    Overall

    Maybe it's because these are abridged versions of the three books or that the narration is cringe inducing. But in the end, I think it is that the writing is just an example of really BAD high school creative writing class writing. Painful, just painful!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Halfway to the Grave: Night Huntress, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Jeaniene Frost
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5313)
    Performance
    (3656)
    Story
    (3673)

    Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, hoping that one of these deadbeats is her father—the one responsible for ruining her mother's life. Then she's captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, and is forced into an unlikely partnership. In exchange for help finding her father, Cat agrees to train with the sexy night stalker until her battle reflexes are as sharp as his fangs. She's amazed she doesn't end up as his dinner…are there actually good vampires?

    Benoibe says: "Surprised! SPECTACULAR AND SEXY!"
    "More, more, more!"
    Overall

    And please keep the same narrator, Tavia does a wonderful job. I can not wait for more of this series. Hurry Audible, hurry!!

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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