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Bunty

Burnaby, BC, Canada

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  • Foreigner: Foreigner Sequence 1, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated By Daniel Thomas May
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (399)
    Performance
    (359)
    Story
    (367)

    The first book in C.J.Cherryh's eponymous series, Foreigner begins an epic tale of the survivors of a lost spacecraft who crash-land on a planet inhabited by a hostile, sentient alien race. From its beginnings as a human-alien story of first contact, the Foreigner series has become a true science fiction odyssey, following a civilization from the age of steam through early space flight to confrontations with other alien species in distant sectors of space. It is the masterwork of a truly remarkable author.

    Tango says: "A Sci-Fi Neville Chamberlain"
    "Very good."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Excellent. Complete with politics and the character of Bren Cameron is very good indeed. His gift for understanding the aliens is beautifully done. Can't wait for the next book.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Like the way he deal with the dowager. Very smart and witty. Enjoyed the repartee.


    Any additional comments?

    Will want some more books on the foreigner series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Enchantress: Evermen Saga, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By James Maxwell
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (54)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (51)

    Ella and her brother, Miro, are orphans, their parents killed long ago in the ongoing struggle against the mad Emperor. From the day Ella witnesses an enchanter using his talents to save Miro from drowning, she knows what she wants to be. But the elite Academy of Enchanters expects tuition fees and knowledge. Determined, Ella sells flowers and studies every book she can. Meanwhile, Miro dreams of becoming one of the world's finest swordsmen, wielding his nation's powerful enchanted weapons in defense of his homeland.

    Hlambase says: "Good but ...."
    "Absolutely fantastic! Action all the way."
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    Where does Enchantress rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Rank among my Top 10 List! A must read.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Enchantress?

    When Ella magicked a bridge across the waters so that the refugees and soldiers can cross back to their homeland and escape from their enemies. That was really FANTASTIC!


    Have you listened to any of Simon Vance’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes I have and I do like his voice. His performance of the different characters were perfect. The female voices were good too.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    The Evermen.


    Any additional comments?

    James Maxwell writes superbly and I hope there will be more books from him.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Blood Passage: Blood Destiny, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Connie Suttle
    • Narrated By Traci Odom
    Overall
    (115)
    Performance
    (103)
    Story
    (107)

    As the first female vampire successfully turned in 700 years, Lissa finds herself in demand by the Vampire Aristocracy. Forced into an unexpected engagement as a result, Lissa feels trapped and stifled as she continues training with her surrogate sire. When a request comes from the Grand Master of the werewolves, Weldon Harper, Lissa leaps at the opportunity to work as his bodyguard once more.

    Amazon Customer says: "More Please!"
    "ABSOLUTELY THE BEST PARANORMAL EVER!"
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    Where does Blood Passage rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I love it! I have finished Bk 2 of Connie Suttle's Blood Destiny Series and I am now waiting anxiously for Bk 3. I am completely hooked on it. Blood Passage definitely rank among my Top 5 list of Paranormal books. I am so thrilled when Audible came out with Bk 2. Please keep the rest of the series coming ASAP?


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Lissa of course. I like her strong character and her very admirable personality. She is caring, loyal and courageous. She is brave to speak out when she see the need and also to fight to protect her friends regardless of the cost to herself in doing so. A true heroine in every way.


    Have you listened to any of Traci Odom’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I like Traci Odom's performance very much. Her characters were spot on. Please do not change the narrator for the rest of the series.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The last part when she was so disappointed with the Vampire Council and their unfairness towards her that she ended up doing something hazardous to herself (no spoiler).


    Any additional comments?

    Thank you Audible for the first two books. Please release the rest of the series ASAP!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Timebound

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Rysa Walker
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (687)
    Performance
    (629)
    Story
    (629)

    When Kate Pierce-Keller’s grandmother gives her a strange blue medallion and speaks of time travel, sixteen-year-old Kate assumes the old woman is delusional. But it all becomes horrifyingly real when a murder in the past destroys the foundation of Kate’s present-day life. Suddenly, that medallion is the only thing protecting Kate from blinking out of existence. Kate learns that the 1893 killing is part of something much more sinister, and her genetic ability to time travel makes Kate the only one who can fix the future.

    Lessa says: "Completely Enjoyed It"
    "EXCELLENT"
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    If you could sum up Timebound in three words, what would they be?

    Exciting, awesome, imaginative


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I like the part when Trey eventually remembered Kate.


    Any additional comments?

    The story was very well written and narrated. Very imaginative.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kinked: A Novel of the Elder Races, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Thea Harrison
    • Narrated By Sophie Eastlake
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (599)
    Performance
    (549)
    Story
    (554)

    As a harpy, Sentinel Aryal is accustomed to dealing with hate, but Sentinel Quentin Caeravorn manages to inspire in her a burning ire unlike anything she's ever known. Aryal believes the new Sentinel to be a criminal, and vows to take him out as soon as the opportunity arises. But the harpy's incessant wrath has pushed Quentin to the limit, and forces him to make a deadly vow of his own. To put an end to the conflict, Dragos, Lord of the Wyr, sends them on a reconnaissance mission to the Elven land of Numenlaur.

    Teresa says: "Keep 'em coming."
    "AS GOOD AS EVER!"
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    What would have made Kinked better?

    I like it as it is. Very well written and the narration is superb!


    What did you like best about this story?

    When Aryal and Quentin realized that they love each other. Their love for each other was so moving! Beautifully performed by Sophie Eastlake.


    What does Sophie Eastlake bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She made all the characters so real. I love her performance. Always look out for books read by her!


    Any additional comments?

    Completely satisfied with all the books on the Elder Races. I hope Ms. Thea Harrison will continue to write more on Dragos, Pia and Liam and the Sentinels as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Parallel Attraction: Parallel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Deidre Knight
    • Narrated By Joel Richards
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    Finding a mate is the farthest thing from alien warrior Jared Bennett's mind. After years of exile on Earth, the king is close to developing a weapon that will alter the fabric of time and hopefully bring peace to his own people. But a chance encounter with scientist Kelsey Wells ignites a scorching desire far more consuming than talks of rebellion. To Kelsey, Jared's heritage is exotic and alarming - nothing like the logical, scientific facts of her own world. But despite her fears, she can't deny the heated response of her body every time the magnetic leader comes near.

    karen says: "An Addictive & Entreating New World full of love"
    "ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Definitely. Very well written and the narrator, Joel Richards did a marvellous performance of all the characters.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Parallel Attraction?

    There were many wonderful moments. When she was abducted and Jared Bennett went all out to save her and when he almost died she was willing to die with him. That moment was so.... touching indeed. So much love!!


    What about Joel Richards’s performance did you like?

    He narrated brilliantly. Kept me glued to my iPad until the end.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Their love for each other was so beautiful.


    Any additional comments?

    I'll definitely be collecting this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Marked: Mindspace Investigations, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Alex Hughes
    • Narrated By Daniel May
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (89)
    Performance
    (83)
    Story
    (84)

    Freelancing for the Atlanta PD isn’t exactly a secure career; my job’s been on the line almost as much as my life. But it’s a paycheck, and it keeps me from falling back into the drug habit. Plus, things are looking up with my sometimes-partner, Cherabino, even if she is still simmering over the telepathic Link I created by accident. When my ex, Kara, shows up begging for my help, I find myself heading to the last place I ever expected to set foot in again—Guild headquarters—to investigate the death of her uncle.

    Bunty says: "EXCELLENT!!"
    "EXCELLENT!!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Marked the most enjoyable?

    Brilliant author with a good story line and the most outstanding narrator! Mr Daniel May perform so very well.


    What does Daniel May bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His narration is so good. He performs the male and females well. I like the series so much I have already downloaded all three books and am now waiting anxiously for Bk 4. I hope it will be soon.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes all the reactions. I feel so sorry for Adam Ward and the unfairness towards him. Luckily he have allies too.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope Alex Hughes will please write more on this series. Also please Audible make future books available ASAP!!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mask: Cassandra Palmer World, Book 4.3

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Karen Chance
    • Narrated By Allyson Ryan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (20)

    Fifteenth-century Venice is a safe haven for the masterless dregs of the vampire world, a city where they can live without the fear of retribution for violating another's territory. Still, there are plenty of ways for a young vampire to die in the glittering city, a lesson that prince turned pauper Mircea Basarab must learn quickly. But there are opportunities, too - in the service of a secretive courtesan, in the bed of a beautiful senator, and in the hunt for an ancient assassin.

    Emily says: "Lousy Voice Choices"
    "Superb!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I would. Karen Chance is a brilliant author. Her series of Cassandra Palmer is absolutely wonderful! I have always liked Mircea's personality and his strength.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Mask: Cassandra Palmer World, Book 4.3?

    There were many memorable moments but the most touching when Mircea Basarab found his daughter, Dorina. Their interaction is most moving.


    Have you listened to any of Allyson Ryan’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Allyson Ryan's performance was very good indeed.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I love it! At last Mircea's past is told. He has a strong and admirable character.


    Any additional comments?

    Hope to have more on Mircea please.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Clean: A Mindspace Investigations Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Alex Hughes
    • Narrated By Daniel May
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (271)
    Performance
    (240)
    Story
    (241)

    I used to work for the Telepath’s Guild before they kicked me out for a drug habit that wasn’t entirely my fault. Now I work for the cops, helping Homicide Detective Isabella Cherabino put killers behind bars. My ability to get inside the twisted minds of suspects makes me the best interrogator in the department. But the normals keep me on a short leash. When the Tech Wars ripped the world apart, the Guild stepped up to save it. But they had to get scary to do it - real scary.

    Lisa says: "Some good, Some annoying!"
    "Surperb!"
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    Where does Clean rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I would rank Clean among the top 10. Set in the future with telepaths and high technology is truly fantastic. Adam Ward is a very likeable character, flaws and all. Struggling to overcome his addiction he tries very hard to make a better life for himself.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Clean?

    When he linked to Cherabino, his part-time partner and was able to hear her thoughts.


    Have you listened to any of Daniel May’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes Daniel May's performance is outstanding as always! I bought this book when I saw who was the narrator. Daniel May was the narrator for C J Cherryh's Foreigner Series and he performed brilliantly. The author, Alex Hughes is very good too. I love the book so much that I finished it through the night. I'm downloading Bk 2 Sharp and start listening immediately. I hope Alex Hughes will write Bk 4 soon.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    -


    Any additional comments?

    I will buy the whole series! It's worth the credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Blood Wager: Blood Destiny, #1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Connie Suttle
    • Narrated By Traci Odom
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (563)
    Performance
    (515)
    Story
    (520)

    Lissa's life as a vampire begins on the day her husband is removed from life support. Turned by rogues who wager her life, Lissa is running from her maker who is determined to kill her, hunted by the Council who has branded her a rogue and blackmailed by werewolves, who utilize her newly developed talents for their own gain.

    Robin in Vermont says: "A compelling read!"
    "Maevellous. Don't miss this book!"
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    What did you love best about Blood Wager?

    The whole story. It's certainly so much different from the usual vampire/paranormal. I like that the character given to Lissa, the heroine. The Council and the werewolves with their rules and differences. Certainly one of the best paranormal books.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Lissa. She is so sensible and strong and her willingness to just jump in and help when there's a need. Still at the same time human enough to feel unhappy with her plight.


    What does Traci Odom bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Very good narrator. Very good with the male voices too.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Lissa had to face the Council and be judged.


    Any additional comments?

    I noticed that Audible have not got any more of the series. Please let us have the whole series ASAP? I'm waiting impatiently to read the next book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Firelight: Darkest London, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Kristen Callihan
    • Narrated By Moira Quirk
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (333)
    Performance
    (309)
    Story
    (307)

    Miranda Ellis is a woman tormented. Plagued since birth by a strange and powerful gift, she has spent her entire life struggling to control her exceptional abilities. Yet one innocent but irreversible mistake has left her family's fortune decimated and forced her to wed London's most nefarious nobleman. Lord Benjamin Archer is no ordinary man. Doomed to hide his disfigured face behind masks, Archer knows it's selfish to take Miranda as his bride. Yet he can't help being drawn to the flame-haired beauty whose touch sparks a passion he hasn't felt in a lifetime.

    Jennifer says: "What's behind the mask?"
    "Superb! Most enjoyable."
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    Would you listen to Firelight again? Why?

    Yes. I like the plot. Very well written. Moira Quirk narrated beautifully. I Ike the strong character that Kristen Callihan gave her heroine. Very, very good. Will definitely purchase the next book from Audible.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The secret of the face behind the mask. Couldn't guess correctly!


    Which character – as performed by Moira Quirk – was your favorite?

    Both Miranda and Archer.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    -


    Any additional comments?

    Will continue the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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