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Shelly

Herndon, VA, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • Soulless: An Alexia Tarabotti Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Gail Carriger
    • Narrated By Emily Gray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3047)
    Performance
    (2248)
    Story
    (2273)

    Victorian romance mixes seamlessly with elegant prose and biting wit—and werewolves—in Gail Carriger’s delightful debut novel. Soulless introduces Alexia Tarabotti, a parasol-wielding Londoner getting dangerously close to spinster status. But there are more important things than finding a husband. For Alexia was born without a soul, giving her the ability to render any vampire or werewolf completely powerless.

    Pamela I Greene says: "Amelia Peabody has competition"
    "Don't waste your money"
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    What disappointed you about Soulless?

    I got this from the 1st in a series sale. I've listened to about two hours and so far I hate it. I don't know if I will even finish it. The writer just plops you down in this confusing world like you should just know what she's talking about. The two leads are awful, they are both boring and not at all sexy, romantic, fun etc... So not what I was expecting or wanted. I listen to a lot of paranormal books (Harris, Butcher, Hocking, Clare, Meyer, Collins, Harper, Ward, Briggs, Vincent, Frost etc...) and I don't think I've ever been so confussed to the point I can't enjoy what I'm hearing.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I also bought Ruthless by Anne Stuart in the same sale - maybe that.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Burn: Breathless, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Maya Banks
    • Narrated By Adam Paul
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (590)
    Performance
    (550)
    Story
    (551)

    When it comes to sex, Ash McIntyre has always explored his wilder side - extreme and uncompromising. He demands control. And he prefers women who want it like that. Then Ash meets Josie, who seems immune to his charms and his wealth. Intrigued, he begins a relentless pursuit, determined she won’t be the one who got away. He never imagined the one woman to tell him no would be the only woman who’d ever drive him to the edge of desire.

    Jordy says: "Book 3 of the Breathless Trilogy"
    "So Disappointed"
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    Performance
    Story

    I loved the first two books and Ash was my favorite of the three guys. I was so looking forward to his story. What a let down and I have four friends at work that all agree with me. Two of them warned me ahead of time that I wouldn't like Burn and they were so right. This is not the Ash we met in the first two books, what a watered down limp version of this hot guy. Every time the character opened his mouth, I was like who are you and where did Ash go? In the other books he was the most jaded and he just met this girl and two seconds later he's totally fascinated and in love with her - REALLY - and so whiped! The story itself was ok, but I was just so disappointed that I had to force myself, over two long weeks, to finish it. I gave the performance higher marks, because it's not the reader's fault that Maya Banks dropped the ball.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ravenous

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Ray Garton
    • Narrated By Michael Agostini
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (11)

    When Emily Crane's car breaks down on a dark, lonely road at night, she is attacked and raped by a man she kills in self-defense. That night, the dead rapist walks out of the morgue. Later, Emily begins to experience strange cravings and her body undergoes terrifying changes. When brutal killings leave victims partially eaten in the northern California coastal town of Big Rock, Sheriff Arlin Hurley scoffs at the talk of werewolves...until a tuft of wolf's fur is found on a victim.

    Tracey says: "A Fresh take on the Werewolf Myth"
    "Disgusted"
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    This book is in two parts for Audible and I'm not done with the first part and won't finish the book. Most of the reviews were great and I was excited to find a new author of the supernatural, however, after he describes every woman degradingly with emphasis on if they are fat, getting fat, or could get fat I'm disgusted. He must be a very self absorbed skinny man who has never had a weight problem and has no compassion or understanding of women, not men, who do. Well, I'll never waste my money on this jerks books again. Also, the reader is just plain boring and the book drags on and on with his droning voice. I was wanting him to just get on with it.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Dark Prince: Dark Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Christine Feehan
    • Narrated By Juanita Parker
    Overall
    (978)
    Performance
    (303)
    Story
    (301)

    Mikhail Dubrinsky is the prince of his people, the Carpathians. But they are dying out, falling prey to vampires or are choosing the soulless life. Mikhail is no longer sure he can bear the bleak future laid before him. The only thing that can add light to his life, can relieve his terrible loneliness, is to find a life mate. But he has given up believing one exists. He vents his centuries-old despair in an anguished cry that fills the waning night. And then, incredibly, a life-saving voice answers him.

    Maria says: "A complete waste of time!"
    "Terrible"
    Overall

    Outside of Harlequin Romance, I didn't think they published anything this stupid. Having to hear all of his telling her obey me and you are my life now and calling her little one made me want to scream. The sex was so un-sexy and corney it was embarrising to listen to. Oh yes, let's not forget that in less then a week she knew him better then he knew himself - oh please. She is so stupid and when she needs to listen to what they are telling her to do, for her own saftey, she just does what she wants - the stupid Little One. Thankfully I got this for like $5.00 or I would be really grinding my teeth. If you like good paranormal - like J R Ward, C Harris or P Briggs - spare yourself the torture of this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Reckoning: Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #11

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3965)
    Performance
    (2654)
    Story
    (2644)

    With her knack for being in trouble's way, Sookie witnesses the firebombing of Merlotte's, the bar where she works. Since Sam Merlotte is now known to be two-natured, suspicion falls immediately on the anti-shifters in the area. Sookie suspects otherwise, but her attention is divided when she realizes that her lover, Eric Northman, and his "child", Pam, are plotting to kill the vampire who is now their master. Gradually, Sookie is drawn into the plot - which is much more complicated than she knows.

    BRANDON says: "Antiques RoadShow, Burned Hair & Elvis"
    "Bummer"
    Overall

    I love Sookie - but I felt that this book was just sad and the door way to get rid of both Eric and Bill from her life. I have always felt (not that I'm happy about it) that Harris intends for Sookie to end up with Sam and that's what this book was all about starting. Everything with Alcied and Amelia was just wrong. These are two people Sookie used to be able to depend on and Harris has just made them stupid and weak. So sick of the whole Fairy storyline. Her cousin is a jerk and I don't trust the wimpy uncle. The stuff with the demon lawyer and her gran was so out of left field and not in a good way. The one bright spoot was the friendship between Pam and Soopkie.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Lover Mine: Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By J.R. Ward
    • Narrated By Jim Frangione
    Overall
    (1974)
    Performance
    (1186)
    Story
    (1203)

    John Matthew has come a long way since he was found living among humans, his vampire nature unknown. Taken in by The Brotherhood, no one could guess what his true history was-or his true identity. Xhex has long steeled herself against the attraction to John Matthew. Until fate intervenes and she discovers that love, like destiny, is inevitable.

    Patsy G. says: "MMMMM WOW..."
    "Best in Series!!!!"
    Overall

    OMG!!!!!! - the build up in the previous books for John Matthew's story was big and hard to believe it could be lived up to, but J. R. Ward did it and it lived up to all you could want it to be. That boy is sex on a stick - yum, yum, yum!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • River Marked: Mercy Thompson, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Patricia Briggs
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2643)
    Performance
    (1863)
    Story
    (1865)

    Car mechanic Mercy Thompson has always known there was something different about her, and not just the way she can make a VW engine sit up and beg. Mercy is a shapeshifter, a talent she inherited from her long-gone father. She's never known any others of her kind. Until now.

    Yuriko says: "Love it"
    "Worst in Series"
    Overall

    I loved the 1st 5 Mercy Thompson Series books, but hated this one. I wanted to be entertained, I didn't need or want to be preached to about how bad humans treat the earth. In addition to that thread, the whole story was just boring and depressing. Ony the parts with Stefan were any good. Was very disappointed and will think long and hard before I buy the next book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kiss of Midnight: The Midnight Breed, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Lara Adrian
    • Narrated By Hillary Huber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1242)
    Performance
    (766)
    Story
    (764)

    He watches her from across the crowded dance club, a sensual black-haired stranger who stirs Gabrielle Maxwell's deepest fantasies. But nothing about this night---or this man---is what it seems. For when Gabrielle witnesses a murder outside the club, reality shifts into something dark and deadly. In that shattering instant she is thrust into a realm she never knew existed---a realm where vampires stalk the shadows and a blood war is set to ignite.

    Stacy says: "A Whole New Take on Vampire Mythology"
    "She's no J. R. Ward or Charlaine Harris"
    Overall

    Ok, you won't die of boredom with this book - but why anyone would think the two mains actually fall in love is beyond me. There is no passion and the "sex" is boring. In the end all I cared about was what happen between her friend and her and you didn't ever get that cleared up. Unless you have tried the above authors or Stepjanie Meyers, Patricia Briggs or Jeaniene Frost, and are all caught up on them, there are so many other books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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