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Robin in Vermont

I'll read anything good. I'm easy that way.

Vermont | Member Since 2009

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  • How Beauty Met the Beast: Book One of Tales of the Underlight

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Jax Garren
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (165)
    Performance
    (153)
    Story
    (154)

    The Beast Scarred. Damaged. Living with a terrible secret. Agent of the Underlight Wesley 'Hauk' Haukon has nothing left but the fight for liberty against the oppressive Order of Ananke. He's starting to lose hope...and then he sees her. The Beauty Despite her night job as a burlesque dancer, grad student Jolie Benoit has always played the mostly good girl. That all changes following a scorching sexual encounter with a stranger whose face she doesn't see.

    Sharon says: "Left me wanting more..."
    "Sexy and Surprising"
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    I am in awe of what Jax Garren has created in this new series. Especially her great idea for a sexy male hero. Both main characters are fascinating and I have already purchased the next book.

    I especially enjoyed the combination of this story and the reader. Therese Plummer has the ability to do great male voices, and makes them sound sexy and sweet. I fell in love with Hauk.

    Bravo!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Raven Prince

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Hoyt
    • Narrated By Moira Quirk
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (336)
    Performance
    (303)
    Story
    (304)

    Widowed Anna Wren is having a wretched day. After an arrogant man on horseback nearly crushes her, she arrives home to learn that she is in dire financial straits. The Earl of Swartingham is in a quandary. Having frightened off two secretaries, Edward de Raaf needs someone who can withstand his bad temper and boorish behavior. When Anna becomes the earl's secretary, it would seem that both their problems are solved. But when she discovers he plans to visit the most notorious brothel in London, she sees red-and decides to assuage her desires....

    CAROLYN says: "IF YOU'R LOOKING FOR ROMANCE THEN LOOK NO FURTHER"
    "Over the top, but entertaining even so,"
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    This is a hard review for me because while I enjoyed it for the most part, it definitely jumps a shark at one point and after that, well you have suspend reality and hang on until the end. I don't want to give any spoilers because it is a fun listen.

    Moira Quirk does a good job. And I loved the dog.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • When Beauty Tamed the Beast

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Eloisa James
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (475)
    Performance
    (430)
    Story
    (429)

    Miss Linnet Berry Thrynne is a Beauty... Naturally, she's betrothed to a Beast. Piers Yelverton, Earl of Marchant, lives in a castle in Wales where, it is rumored, his bad temper flays everyone he crosses. And rumor also has it that a wound has left the earl immune to the charms of any woman. Linnet is not just any woman. She is more than merely lovely: her wit and charm brought a prince to his knees. She estimates the earl will fall madly in love - in just two weeks. She is more than merely lovely: her wit and charm brought a prince to his knees.

    Elizabeth says: "Witty banter, sexy story, good fun"
    "Enchanting romance"
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    I really enjoyed my 2nd listen to this one. Beauty is a lovely young lady who finds herself suddenly ruined because of a poorly designed ball gown. The beast, well he has to be experienced. Unlike many other books of this type, both of the characters in this one have no difficulty speaking their minds, but the conversations between them never become strident or cliche.

    Very enjoyable, and Susan Duerden does a great job.



    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Arrangement

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Mary Balogh
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (138)
    Performance
    (123)
    Story
    (124)

    Desperate to escape his mother's matchmaking, Vincent Hunt, Viscount Darleigh, flees to a remote country village. But even there, another marital trap is sprung. So when Miss Sophia Fry's intervention on his behalf finds her unceremoniously booted from her guardian's home, Vincent is compelled to act. He may have been blinded in battle, but he can see a solution to both their problems: marriage. At first, quiet, unassuming Sophia rejects Vincent's proposal. But when such a gloriously handsome man persuades her that he needs a wife of his own choosing as much as she needs protection from destitution, she agrees.

    Grace says: "A nice story about a special relationship."
    "Ah, Rosalyn . . ."
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    So lovely. A romance in the best sense. I especially love the insight (so to speak) into what it feels like to be blind. It's such a beautiful story, and Rosalyn Landor breaths life into it like magic.

    This is a yearly re-listen for me, and each time I find things and feel things as if for the first time. Love it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Proposal

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Mary Balogh
    • Narrated By Rebecca De Leeuw
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (168)
    Performance
    (149)
    Story
    (152)

    Award-winning and New York Times best-selling author Mary Balogh delights fans with historical romantic tales that touch the heart. After her husband dies in a freak accident, Lady Gwendoline Muir never dreams she’ll love again. So when soldier-turned-nobleman Lord Hugo Trentham stirs feelings in her that have lain dormant for years, she can’t help but imagine his strong embrace. Hugo finds himself drawn to Gwen, but he’s never courted a woman before. Can he muster the right words to make Gwen open her heart and love once more?

    Kellie says: "Beautifully Written!"
    "One of my favorites!"
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    This one was a treat. I loved the damaged taciturn lord and the lady he happens upon down on the isolated beach. The dialogue is fantastic and the reader, Rebecca De Leeuw, is perfect. I enjoy this one every time I listen to it. The whole Survivor's Club, and what they represent, is moving and original.

    If you haven't tried this one, I highly recommend it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Acheron: A Dark-Hunter Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Sherrilyn Kenyon
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1256)
    Performance
    (707)
    Story
    (715)

    Eleven thousand years ago a god was born. Cursed into the body of a human, Acheron spent a lifetime of shame. His human death unleashed an unspeakable horror that almost destroyed the earth. Brought back against his will, he became the sole defender of mankind.

    Mar-z says: "couldn't stop listening"
    "My first Dark Hunter"
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    Hmmmm. I love Holter Graham. And because I love him, I listened to way more of this book than I would have if he hadn't been the one to read it.

    The first half is torture -- the hero is tortured, abused, beaten, raped and betrayed -- repeatedly, and from a very young age. It was pretty grim. I got 3/4's through the book before I realized he wasn't going to be redeemed, rescued or in some way made stronger by having been through the first half. He continued to be insecure and damaged, and that just bummed me out.

    Why? Sherrilyn Kenyon could have written anything she wanted -- why did she write this book?

    I guess the last quarter of the book might have offered something uplifting, but by that point I was looking for something else to read.

    I won't be continuing with the series. I'm asking for my money back.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Taste of Blood Wine: Blood Wine, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Freda Warrington
    • Narrated By Jane Copland
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    1918. A First World War battlefield becomes the cosmic battleground for two vampires, as Karl von Wultendorf struggles to free himself from his domineering maker, Kristian.1923. Charlotte Neville watches as her father, a Cambridge professor, fills Parkland Hall with guests for her sister Madeleine's 18th birthday party.

    Robin in Vermont says: "Well done Vampire cozy."
    "Well done Vampire cozy."
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    I love vampire stories, especially when they offer a different spin. This one is set in London and Cambridge shortly after the end of WWI, and the setting and era are quintesentially British. It's also an era we don't often see outside of a "cozy." (Think Downton Abbey.)

    This, however, is a monster cozy, if I can coin a phrase. All the drawing room, stiff upper lippi-ness one expects from a British mystery, only the mystery is about vampires. Our hero is a world weary vamp who's fallen in love with a human woman, and this results in a tangle involving her family, and his family of monsters. What's clever is that the characters are dignified and properly attired while their world unravels. Of course, this doesn't prevent them from serving tea, or even brandy, if the day has been very, very trying.

    And there is a complex villain who gave me the willies. I loved it!

    Freda Warrington has created a cool mythology that is very different from what we're used to. Oh, the fanged ones still drink blood, but they also exist part-time in a parallel reality, (the description of which is amazing).

    Jane Copland did a great job bringing everyone to life, and she's an important reason I'm continuing on with the series. She sets the perfect tone.

    Note: This is not a book I listened to from cover to cover. I found I had to be in the mood for it. But when I was in the mood, it was awesome.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Remnants of Tomorrow: The Ashes Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Kassy Tayler
    • Narrated By Nicola Barber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Wren is in the last place she ever wanted to be: backinside the dome. Held as a prisoner of her father, the Master General Enforcer,she is completely cut off from the outside. After a harrowing escape attempt,and finding Levi trapped in a cell, Wren's world is further turned upside downby what could be Pace's ultimate betrayal. Only Pace's whispered words keepher from losing all hope. "Things are not always what they seem." Those words,along with the sight of yellow-feathered Pip keep Wren fighting for what sheknows in her heart is right for everyone. She must break the glass.

    When Wren's father realizes that his rebellious daughterand her friends are not falling into his plan of complacency, he turns themover to an even darker enemy. While Levi is certain his uncle will save them,the Quest and all their friends outside the dome seem to have disappeared.

    The outside world is a brutal place, but Wren will not bebeaten. She holds strong to her belief that outside the glass there is thepromise of freedom and the hope for love. Wren must battle the forces that wantto enslave her, and the foolish whims of her own heart to free her world andfinally find where she belongs.

    Robin in Vermont says: "My Top 5 Reads of 2013 and 2014!"
    "My Top 5 Reads of 2013 and 2014!"
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    What a wonderful ending to the trilogy! I was blown away and cannot wait to start the whole thing over again in a year or two. Wow!

    I could try to describe the story, but it's futile. The books are so much deeper than anything I could say. In fact, it's amazing to me how the descriptions of all three books simply do not do them justice, even though they are factually correct.

    Nicola Barber is brilliant as the reader. Her characterizations are spot on and swept me away into the story.

    If you love fantasy, you have to read these books. If you have kids over the age of 14, they must read this story. Books like these are why I'm a reader and if I'd read this in school, I would probably have become a writer. The prose is so beautiful, the relationships so real, the problems faced by the characters so compelling that I was captivated from the first book to the last. I'm sad it's over, but excited to see what Kassy Tayler writes next. She has a lifelong fan, and a vocal cheerleader in me.

    Do not miss this beautiful adventure, no matter how old you are!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Law Man: A Dream Man Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Kristen Ashley
    • Narrated By Kate Russell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (354)
    Performance
    (334)
    Story
    (334)

    Sweet, shy Mara Hanover is in love with her neighbor. For four years, she has secretly watched her dream man from afar. Handsome police detective Mitch Lawson is way out of her league. She's a girl from the wrong side of the tracks, and there's no way a guy like Mitch would want anything to do with her. But when Mara has a leaky faucet that she can't fix, it's Mitch who comes to her rescue.

    Jordy says: "Law Man is another Kristen Ashley winner!"
    "Not the best."
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    After Mystery Man, which I loved, I was expecting great things from this second book in the series. I was vastly disappointed.

    I can't fault the reader -- she did what she could with the material. It was the endless stream of consciousness narrating on the part of the h that brought me out of the story at the midway point. And it was narrating. Repetitious non-stop inner monologue narrating. If a real person's thought processes worked this way, they would be completely unable to function, and would be left deaf, dumb and blind to the verbal and physical cues that are a necessity when it comes to negotiating real life. (Girlie Aspergers? If so, it's a severe case.)

    I'm giving it 3 stars for the many great touches that made me chuckle and also made me wish for a better book to go with them.

    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
    (40)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (38)

    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.

    DIDGITX10 says: "Love the Series.Please do the rest!! Good Narrator"
    "A compelling read!"
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    This was a great read/listen. Lissa Beth Workman is a dumpy, sobbing drunk in a local bar when two vampire walk in and take an interest. They make a wager and proceed to turn her just so they can time the turn. Then they planned to make her dead dead.

    What happens next makes for one action packed adventure that takes place all over the supernatural world.

    Could. Not. Put. It. Down.

    Don't miss this one. Can't wait for more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Surrender Your Love: Surrender Your Love, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By J. C. Reed
    • Narrated By Romy Nordlinger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (105)
    Performance
    (98)
    Story
    (99)

    Meeting Jett was like lightning. Dangerous. Better left untouched. And better forgotten. But lightning always strikes twice. Brooke Stewart, a realtor in New York, doesn't do relationships. When she's sent to a remote estate to finalize a real estate deal, she discovers her new boss is none other than the guy she left naked in bed. Sexy, dangerously handsome, and arrogant Jett Mayfield attracts trouble, and women, like a lightning rod. But the night he meets Brooke he gets more than he bargained for.

    M. Koga says: "Nice little escape"
    "Couldn't get past the narration."
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    I dont' know if this is a good book or not. Romy Nordinger's reading was so distracting that I couldn't focus on the story. She reminded me of one of my aunts' who always thought she was so sexy, but with her smoker's voice, she sounded old and kind of nasty.

    moving on.

    5 of 20 people found this review helpful

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