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Mariane

United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Everyday, Average Jones

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Suzanne Brockmann
    • Narrated By Maia Guest
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (244)
    Performance
    (145)
    Story
    (141)

    All her life Melody Evans has wanted to marry a plain, average man who doesn’t take risks. But when the foreign embassy is taken over by terrorists and she’s rescued by a daring Navy SEAL, Melody blames the extreme circumstances for their ensuing passion. When it comes to ordinary, Harlan “Cowboy” Jones is anything but, and their encounter leaves Melody with a little more than just memories.

    DB says: "Great Narrator, Loved the story"
    "UGH!!"
    Overall

    AWFUL!! I've listened to a lot of audiobooks but this is the first one I've been compelled to review. I wish I could blame it on the narrator (who wasn't very good) BUT, sorry Suzanne - you really blew this one. She included just about every sappy cliche, characters had NO depth, and all were wimpy (except maybe Melody's sister and Andy). I love the Troubleshooter series - funny, fun word-play and full complex characters - "Gone Too Far" and "Flashpoint" my favorites. I'm glad I read those first because if I'd started with "Everyday, Average Jones" I'd have passed Brockmann off as a bad Harlequin author. Go for Troubleshooters series instead - MUCH better.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Enslaved: The Enslaved Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Shoshanna Evers
    • Narrated By Christine Padovan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (63)
    Performance
    (61)
    Story
    (57)

    Elisabeth Anderson has seen Trevor and his friends at the infamous Manhattan BDSM club WhipperSnapper, where everyone calls them the BAD Boys, for "Billionaire Arrogant Doms." The BAD Boys--Trevor Brooks, Marc Wilde, and Roman Chase - are aptly named; they've made money hand over fist due to their aggressive investing at the Brooks Wilde Chase Fund. These guys are so rich they can get away with anything, or so the rumors go.

    Claudia says: "If new audio, then very good stuff"
    "AWFUL narrator!!!!"
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    Story
    What disappointed you about Enslaved?

    The narrator is HORRENDOUS!! I couldn't even get through the first 2 minutes. Such an awful affected voice - was it supposed to be dramatic? sultry? Uuuuugggh! I had to return the book because I could not get through another minute of such a grating voice. Sorry Shoshanna - please listen to the next audible narrator you choose.


    How could the performance have been better?

    ANYONE COULD HAVE BEEN BETTER. The narrator is HORRENDOUS!! I couldn't even get through the first 2 minutes. Such an awful affected voice - was it supposed to be dramatic? sultry? Uuuuugggh! I had to return the book because I could not get through another minute of such a grating voice. Sorry Shoshanna - please listen to the next audible narrator you choose.


    4 of 21 people found this review helpful
  • Bound and Determined: Sexy Capers Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Shayla Black
    • Narrated By Aletha George
    Overall
    (53)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (52)

    With her brother wrongfully accused of embezzling millions, Kerry Sullivan can't face one more humiliating hang-up from the man she's begging for help. Rafael Dawson may be one of the top electronic security experts in the country - and the only man who can prove her brother's innocence - but his phone manners are appalling. Too bad kidnapping the man isn't an option. Or is it? There's nothing Kerry wouldn't do for her brother, and there are lots of things she longs to do to Rafe Dawson when he's lying tied-up and naked in her secret hideaway.

    Leesa says: "Cute Sexy Story"
    "WORST WRITING EVER!!"
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    Would you try another book from Shayla Black and/or Aletha George?

    Read a few of Blacks books and most were not bad - this one was AWFUL! Terribly written. Did she really write this? Soooooooo bad! Where were the editors for this book?


    What could Shayla Black have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    LEAVE OUT CLICHES/METAPHORS/SIMILES - 'HOTTER THAN A PANCAKE ON THE GRIDDLE' (okay I made that one up because I didn't want to waste time re-listening to catch all the inane ones in the book) - One in just about every paragraph, each one more stupid than the last - NO LIE!


    How could the performance have been better?

    BETTER WRITING


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    EYE ROLLS. Spoiler alert: The killer's real name is Ruthie Joe from the trailer park turned smart sexy killer and computer genius?! REALLY?!


    Any additional comments?

    Mostly I feel like a fool finishing the book. I've never written a review before but this one was so awful and I just had to.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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