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carmen

Haslet, TX, United States | Member Since 2013

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  • 26 reviews
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  • Seven Years to Sin

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Sylvia Day
    • Narrated By Fiona Underwood
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (166)
    Performance
    (141)
    Story
    (145)

    A young man forced to sell his body for money. A young lady who watched him do it. Two tormented souls brought together years later to assuage the hunger of a desperate, irresistible attraction… With lush sensuality and unerring insight, Sylvia Day explores the underpinnings of intimacy and desire.

    CAROLYN says: "IF U CHANGED THE NARRATOR/READ THE BOOK THEN......"
    "This is a period book. Takes place long ago."
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    What would have made Seven Years to Sin better?

    I don't like period books I like modern romance. Disappointed I just couldn't get in to it. Audible was wrong for not saying this book takes place hundreds of years ago. If i liked period novels than I would give a higher rating. I love Sylvia Day's books just not this book.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    The Sullivan series. I like how they flow. By Bella Andre.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Fiona Underwood?

    N/a


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

    Disappointment. I blame it on Audible. Goodread said it take place 200 years earlier in their review. If I wanted pride and prejudice I would of picked it.


    Any additional comments?

    Audible needs to be real with their reviews.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Something Like Spring

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Jay Bell
    • Narrated By Kevin R. Free
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Jason Grant doesn't have much, aside from a beat-up old guitar and knack for getting kicked out of foster homes. His latest placement is set to be just another in a long line of failures. Then he meets Caesar Hubbard, a handsome guy who lives down the hall. For the first time in his life, Jason wants to stay, which means learning to be part of a family, and not letting his feelings - or his actions - ruin his first real chance of falling in love.

    Riva says: "Closure . . .sort of"
    "Lost boy becomes found man."
    Overall
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    This was a good story with a HEA. Unfortunately I cried when Jay wrote in a Jace scene. That's about it. The last book I cried way more. This one was not as passionate you just followed the life of a young man making his way in the world while thinking of what could of been. I could of done without 8 hours of him finding himself to spending 8 hours of being in love but that's not what we get. The beginning of the book he ended up hooking up with an older foster brother who never loved him but used him, I felt that he was taken advantage of and should of found happiness after that but he didn't. The book jumped a number of years and he was still in limbo. When he fell in love again they only had a short time to be together and then the book Jumped forward some more with a stupid love triangle. The orphan does find love in the end but I felt cheated because who he ended up with their story wasn't really told. It ended with them Starting a real beginning. The background of the book told a lot of Tim and Bens story but it was just okay. Narrator was good and it was okay for a credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Something Like Winter

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Jay Bell
    • Narrated By Kevin R. Free
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (105)
    Performance
    (98)
    Story
    (98)

    There are two sides to every story. When you're Tim Wyman, sometimes there are three. Tim hoped moving to Texas would mean a new beginning, but he soon finds himself falling into the same tired patterns. Until he meets recklessly brave Benjamin Bentley, who introduces Tim to a world of love, sex, and warmth. Certain that society won't understand what he and Ben have together, Tim struggles to protect their relationship, even if it means twisting the truth. Buried beneath his own deceptions, Tim must claw his way to the surface in the hopes of learning to fly.

    Donald says: "Exceptional..."
    "Not a kiddie book!"
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    I passed this up so many times because I thought it was one of those high school romance teen novel. Boy was I wrong. I laughed I cried and I was tuned in for the whole 18 hours. I did not read book 1 and I didn't feel like I missed anything. I did download the next two books and plan on reading book 1 one day. When they say this book scanned a bunch of years it did however you don't feel like it's to much. The lovers live their lives but true love always wins. Jay Bell I am now a fan. Thankyou!🎁📚🎼🎵📰😘

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Guy Breathing: The Guy Series

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Skylar M. Cates
    • Narrated By Matt Baca
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (44)

    Henry Clueley doesn't want to be in Glamour, not after moving far away to overcome a difficult, if privileged, childhood. He's no longer that pudgy kid desperate to escape his hometown, but it still holds painful memories. When his recently widowed mother needs him, however, "dependable Henry" does the right thing - even if it means leaving the IRS to take a boring corporate position. Things don't stay boring for long. Soon Henry helps the local sheriff's department unravel a crime.

    Donald says: "Wonderful story..."
    "Cop and CPA Suspense!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This was a love story of a cop who is afraid of commitment. meets a guy who don't do hook ups. They compromise for a criminal case and realize they have more in common than they think. Worth the credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Guy from Glamour: The Guy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Skylar M. Cates
    • Narrated By Matt Baca
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (84)
    Performance
    (83)
    Story
    (83)

    Anthony Carrino loves his big, gregarious Italian-American family, even if his sisters are interfering, and his dad, the local sheriff, knows everything going on in town. He's happy as a middle school guidance counselor. Despite helping kids and their parents fix their problems, Anthony can't manage to get his own love life right. If only everyone would stop calling him the "nice" guy.

    Riva says: "Sweet comfort read"
    "Ugly Cover But a GREAT BOOK!"
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    I didn't quite understand the name. That is why I passed it up several times. Now I get it Glamour is the name of a town not a prissy beauty school. This was actually well written a story about a man in the military who has to leave to care for his niece and the guidance counsellor who takes her in. The narration was great especially the sibling bickering. I downloaded the next edition @audible and plan on reading the last book since it's not offered as an audiobook. I hope you give this more a modern cover. The teacher in his hot glasses and the giant pilot gazing at each other. Just saying.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Loving Jay

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Renae Kaye
    • Narrated By Dave Gillies
    Overall
    (71)
    Performance
    (67)
    Story
    (65)

    One thing Liam Turner knows for sure is that he's not gay - after all, his father makes it very clear he’ll allow no son of his to be gay. And Liam believes it, until a chance meeting with James "Jay" Bell turns Liam’s world upside-down. Jay is vivacious and unabashedly gay - from the tips of his bleached hair to the ends of his polished nails. With a flair for fashion, overreaction, and an inability to cork his verbal diarrhea, drama queen Jay must have a screw loose.

    T. Henry says: "Cute story"
    "British Accent!"
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    Where does Loving Jay rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    What's not to love ? A shy closeted former football player pursuit of an openly gay man. This book was funny, honest,and purely a special book. I was glad to use a credit on this one.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Loving Jay?

    When Jay told the story on how he missed the train on purpose to just talk to Liam.


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

    I loved his accent and he made funny passages exciting.


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

    Liam outing himself accidently and didn't care.


    Any additional comments?

    Would love to find out what Liam brother and Jays sister get into. I hope theirs a novella. Or book 2. Imagine Jay with kids and pets.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • A White Coat Is My Closet

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Jake Wells
    • Narrated By Randy Fuller
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (26)

    Zack Sheldon doesn't have time to be lonely. He's in his last year as a pediatric resident, almost married to the job, and busy with the joys and sorrows that come with providing medical care to children. Professionally, he's confident, accomplished, and respected. But personally he's too insecure to approach a sexy man like Sergio Quartulli, or even to imagine that Sergio might be attracted to him.

    Orlando says: "I'm wondering why?"
    "Great story!"
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    What made the experience of listening to A White Coat Is My Closet the most enjoyable?

    Closeted pediatrician who is very afraid of being discovered makes a series of mistakes and always apologizing for his faults. Finally he realizes who and what's important to him and this is his story. It is a heart warming read not an erotic romance but a slow burn that you will remember.


    What about Randy Fuller’s performance did you like?

    Loved his deep voice. Excellent preformance.


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

    This story speaks of life and death it will make you laugh and cry. Truefully his quick wit and banter between co workers makes it very funny.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Someone Like You: Someone to Love, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Addison Moore
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels, Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (77)
    Performance
    (72)
    Story
    (73)

    When coed Ally Monroe literally falls into the arms of a tattooed bad-boy one summer night, she can’t seem to let go. Morgan Jordan is everything Ally doesn’t want — he’s a playboy from a blue-collar background, and Ally’s looking for upper-class stability. Though their relationship starts off as a one-night stand, once Ally learns Morgan is her best friend’s brother, there’s no escaping him…or the growing fire between them.

    Amazon Customer says: "Loved it!"
    "Worst stripper ever."
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    What did you love best about Someone Like You?

    This was worth the credit and a great read, I felt like I stepped back in time especially the writing was really good and funny. The story was not what I was expecting and I'm looking forward to additional books.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Nothingness of Ben

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Brad Boney
    • Narrated By Charlie David
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (136)
    Performance
    (133)
    Story
    (132)

    Ben Walsh is well on his way to becoming one of Manhattan's top litigators, with a gorgeous boyfriend and friends on the A-list. His life is perfect until he gets a phone call that brings it all crashing down: a car accident takes his parents, and now he must return to Austin to raise three teenage brothers he barely knows.

    Boys like Boys says: "A simple read"
    "City boy meets country boy!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I don't know where to start, some parts I liked such as the children are well behaved and honest. Ben however is a snob who is boaring and thinks he's al that. It seems
    If his parents hadn't died he would of never talked to Travis. Speaking of Travis a mechanic who rents a room from neighbors and don't have a pot to piss in falls for Ben and then puts up with his crap and belittling, he leaves town and upon return he dosen't make Ben grovel. It seems there weren't to many men to choose from.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The One Who Saves Me

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Cardeno C.
    • Narrated By Paul Morey
    Overall
    (89)
    Performance
    (85)
    Story
    (86)

    At 14, Andrew Thompson and Caleb Lakes become best friends. As the years pass, they stand by each other through family trauma, school, and the start of their careers. They share their first sexual experiences as friends, learning and experimenting. And they talk each other through countless dates and breakups. Decades of trust and loyalty build a deep and abiding friendship - until Andrew suffers a tragedy. Caleb moves in with him, and the parameters of their unique relationship blur.

    Candateshia Pafford says: "I am becoming a Cardeno C fan..."
    "Best friends to friends with benefits to soulmates"
    Overall
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    Story
    Would you try another book from Cardeno C. and/or Paul Morey?

    This book read like a fanfiction. Trust me the content dragged on and on and you really felt like they repeated the same story over and over again. Two men who are friends at a young age that sex each other often and don't commit for over twenty years. Finally they realize their in love and each other's soul mates. Not enough drama and very little content. Even the sex scenes became repetitive.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Could of summed it up 100 pages ago.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes!


    Was The One Who Saves Me worth the listening time?

    Yes!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lucky for Her

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Stephanie Taylor
    • Narrated By Seth Michael Donsky
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Lucky certainly lives up to his name. Once the fat kid in school, he's all grown up and taking prisoners, literally. He's the town sheriff and delights in handcuffing idiots. Most people barely recognize him being the fit and trim man he is now. Lana, pregnant and alone, flees her abusive ex-husband and seeks refuge with her father in her hometown. She doesn't expect to meet a handsome man at a get-together and fall head over heels. Of course, she can't trust herself when it comes to men and she certainly doesn't trust Lucky.

    Andrea says: "The Story was Good but Narration ruined it"
    "Narrator buried this book."
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    Would you try another book from Stephanie Taylor and/or Seth Michael Donsky?

    Narrator sounded like he recorded this book in the bathroom. I was glad I had whispersync because I switched over to read it and was happy I did. Because it was a great story of how being bullied as a child may lead to all your dreams coming true if you work hard at your goals. I wish I had a Lucky in my life.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Seth Michael Donsky?

    Audible was just wrong, know one previewed this prior to releasing it. Because this was the worst narration ever it was egregious and discredited the authors work. Michael deserves to be fired for trying to sound like a young woman. Audible all money isn't good money sometimes you just have to say no.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No okay for a lifetime movie.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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