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Daniel S. Palter

Scott Palter

Pelican Rapids MN | Member Since 2008

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  • Bound to Please

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Hope Tarr
    • Narrated By Isabelle Gordon
    Overall
    (103)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (14)

    Fifteenth-century Scotland is a tough place to be a woman in charge. Brianna MacLeod, new laird of her clan, needs a child to establish her position. And the best way to do that is to demand the sexual services of her sworn - and very sexy - enemy!

    CAROLYN says: "DON'T OVERLOOK THIS SHORT STEAMING MEDIEVAL STORY"
    "Sensual Highland Romance"
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    A chance meeting at fair day led to a promise between the children of two rival clans. A promise to wed when they were old enough and to take no other as their husband/wife. But in the case of Brianna MacLeod she's given no choice by her father but to wed her cousin as she's the Laird to be for her clan.

    When her husband is killed, seemingly by Ewan Fraser's brother, and she loses not only her father from an illness, but the baby within her, she plans on revenge. A revenge that will give her a child and perhaps bring an end to the battles between the clans.

    What she didn't count on was how sexy her childhood promised husband would be.

    As for Ewan... Brianna is everything he's dreamed of in a woman. But he isn't going to let his heart melt. She broke her promise to him. Not just that but didn't even have the courage to respond to his letters. She might take his seed, as his body isn't opposed to the idea, but not his heart.

    A sensual highland romance and the narrator managed to bring life to the romance and connection between the two.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Dies the Fire: A Novel of the Change

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By S. M. Stirling
    • Narrated By Todd McLaren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1226)
    Performance
    (733)
    Story
    (731)

    Michael Havel was flying over Idaho en route to the holiday home of his passengers when the plane's engines inexplicably died, forcing a less than perfect landing in the wilderness. And, as Michael leads his charges to safety, he begins to realize that the engine failure was not an isolated incident.

    Natasha says: "Maybe!"
    "Post-apocalyptic brain candy!"
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    The first of the Emberverse books by S.M. Stirling.

    I'd originally read this novel a few years ago, but I'm re-reading/listening to them not just because of the story, the quality of the books, but because I'm part of the team working on the Emberverse RPG and any review might well be considered biased.


    I love the premise of the series, the way all tech, and explosives, cease to work in the blink of an eye. No one knows why this occurs, though there are several stories about Alien Space Bats - where characters discuss possible ideas behind the change and name the power behind it 'Alien Space Bats'.

    Trying to survive in a world where everything you relied on suddenly stops working, is a challenge. Some make it, some devolve into cannibals, and others use it as a means to grab power.

    If you enjoy post-apocalyptic settings this is a must. It's a well written series with engaging characters. The balance of personality types and the research that has obviously gone into the series, all combine to make the book shine.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cleopatra's Daughter: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Michelle Moran
    • Narrated By Wanda McCaddon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (323)
    Performance
    (163)
    Story
    (167)

    The marriage of Marc Antony and Cleopatra is one of the greatest love stories of all time, a tale of unbridled passion with earth-shaking political consequences. Feared and hunted by the powers in Rome, the lovers choose to die by their own hands as the triumphant armies of Antony's vengeful rival, Octavian, sweep into Egypt. Their three orphaned children are taken in chains to Rome; only two---the 10-year-old twins Selene and Alexander---survive the journey.

    Annette says: "A pretty engaging story"
    "Caught in a web of politics and power."
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    I've listened and read to the previous two Egyptian books that Ms. Moran had written, and had high hopes for Cleopatra's Daughter. Ms. Moran didn't disappoint.

    Following the story of Cleopatra Selene - starting only a day or so before the death of her parents - the tale follows through her time in Rome until her marriage. From the start Selene's life is one at risk, as is that of her twin brother. Caught in the middle of the political games of Octavian, neither twin knows how long they will be in Rome, if they will die, or what will eventually become of them.

    A beautifully written story, and as an audio book it worked very well indeed. The narrator kept the feel of the story and didn't distract from it at all.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dark Descent: Dark Series, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Christine Feehan
    • Narrated By Natalie Gold
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (463)
    Performance
    (240)
    Story
    (250)

    Dark Descent tells the story of Joie Sanders, a bodyguard and Traian Trigovise, an ancient hunter, meeting after a battle in a deep cave filled with mystery and wonder. Set in the Carpathian Mountains, Joie, with her brother and sister go caving and come across the ancient warrior beset upon by several vampires. They have no choice but to throw their lot in with the hunter and do their best to escape with their lives from the underground labyrinth filled with ancient traps left behind by a powerful race.

    Susan L. Rock says: "To have the WHOLE Story"
    "One of my favorites in the series"
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    I'd have to say that so far this is one of my favorite's in the dark series. Jolie is a strong, confident woman who doesn't suddenly back down to her lifemate. Instead she fights and works with him all the way. We also get to meet Gary again, who originally appears in Dark Magic, and we meet a family of telepath's which sets up more possibilities for the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dark Symphony: Dark Series, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Christine Feehan
    • Narrated By Kevin Free
    Overall
    (453)
    Performance
    (242)
    Story
    (248)

    Byron the Carpathian has traveled the globe for centuries, desperately seeking a mortal woman for his lifemate. And then, in an Italian villa, he hears the threads of enchanting music.

    Camille says: "Great Book...please get rid of the narrator"
    "Couldn't finish the book"
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    When a narrator puts me to sleep there's a problem. There was no depth to this and I found myself wondering if the book would 'go' anywhere. Don't get me wrong, I love the Dark series but between the extremely poor pacing in this one AND the narrator's slow and ponderous method, I deleted the book from my player after listening to the first half.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dark Guardian: Dark Series, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Christine Feehan
    • Narrated By Juanita Parker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (437)
    Performance
    (183)
    Story
    (182)

    For centuries, Lucian Daratrazanoff has been the dark guardian of his people, living a bleak existence of violence and horror. But now his kind, the Carpathians, are dying out or falling prey to the soulless life of vampires. Only by finding his destined life mate can Lucien stave off the ever present lure of the soulless evil. Part man, part predator, Lucian will stop at nothing in order to find his mate. Jaxon Montgomery is anything but ordinary. She is stubborn, independent, but a damn good cop.

    Chris says: "I love the story, but..."
    "A heroine who refuses to back down."
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    Jaxon's life has been one of fear and danger since early childhood when her father was killed in action. The man who stepped into her life to become her step-dad turned out to be a monster, ready to kill anyone who might get between them - starting with her father, mother, and brother. As an adult she has kept herself apart from others but Lucian, an ancient Carpathian, has other ideas.

    She is his life-mate and more of a handful than he ever expected.

    The ancient Carpathian and the young police officer make an interesting pair. Jaxon isn't the sit back and let Lucian take care of everything, her sixth sense is one that has helped to keep her alive and she's determined to help Lucien despite his instincts to protect her. Even though she understands that he won't walk away from her, that he isn't human (and she struggles with such a concept), she won't let him handle either vampires, or her human stalker on his own.

    A good addition to the Dark series. Jaxon is a strong character, a fighter, and in the end even Lucian eventually adapts to the idea of Jaxon fighting along side of him.

    Juanita Parker, as a narrator for this audio book, stumbles in a few places, but she doesn't grate on my nerves, and the irritating rustle of paper isn't as prevalent as it was in previous recordings.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hard to Resist

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Samantha Hunter
    • Narrated By Montana Chase
    Overall
    (58)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Who says girls don't need eye candy? Bliss magazine is proud to bring you 12 months of smokin'-hot guys! Our Sexiest American Heroes calendar will feature one heart-stopping hero after the next - including our very own Texas Ranger, Jarod Wyatt, with his intense chocolate eyes...and a backside that would make Michelangelo weep for an eternity.

    Daniel S. Palter says: "Abused heroine overcoming her fears."
    "Abused heroine overcoming her fears."
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    Lacey Graham has always enjoyed her work as a photographer, and even though she's recovering from an abusive relationship that has left both physical and emotional scars, she's tried to not let that hit her work. But when she's hired to shoot the calendar shots for Bliss Magazine and is confronted by a sexy Texas Ranger, she's torn between her fears and her desires for Jarod Wyatt.

    When someone starts interfering with the shoot, disrupting the schedule and even going so far as to break into Lacey's apartment, she can't help but wonder if her past has caught up with her.

    A sexy story of strength and redemption, well written and enjoyable.


    The only problem I had with this was the narrator. Although I loved the story, the narrator grated on my nerves, and I struggled to get past the way her voice just didn't fit the story at all for me.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Go the F--k to Sleep

    • UNABRIDGED (6 mins)
    • By Adam Mansbach, Ricardo Cortes (cover illustration)
    • Narrated By Samuel L. Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11354)
    Performance
    (6767)
    Story
    (6650)

    Academy Award nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction) rocks this mock bedtime story, capturing a hilarious range of emotions as the voice of a father struggling to get his child to sleep. Go the F**k to Sleep is a bedtime book for parents who live in the real world, where a few snoozing kitties and cutesy rhymes don’t always send a toddler sailing blissfully off to dreamland.

    Darwin8u says: "Read the F--king REVIEW!"
    "A must listen for parents!"
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    I've listened to this one several times and I always laugh, shaking my head, as I am a parent with very stubborn kids. They always seem to know exactly when to wake up!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Caught in the Act

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Samantha Hunter
    • Narrated By uncredited
    Overall
    (59)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (6)

    The outfit was ridiculously revealing. Still, food writer Gina Thomas needed a disguise for the costume party...just so she could sneak into divorce lawyer Mason Scott's office and steal a few photos to save her sister - the trouble magnet. However, the costume seems to bring out the naughtier side of Gina. And Mason can't keep his gorgeous eyes - or his hands - off her!

    Daniel S. Palter says: "You'll never look at divorce laywers the same way!"
    "You'll never look at divorce laywers the same way!"
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    When the wrong costume is sent to Gina Thomas, she almost backs out of her agreement to dig her sister out of trouble. But with a little persuasion she heads off to the party being held by Mason Scott, determined to grab the pictures and then get out of there. However, when she arrives she's mistaken for the singer and thrust into the limelight.

    The sparks between Mason, a divorce lawyer, and Gina a food critic are instant and undeniable, although Gina tries putting it down to the costume and the persona she 'dresses' in for the situation.

    Their world, however, is turned upside down when the man in her the photographs with her sister, turns out to be a career criminal and he wants those pictures back before they focus too much attention on him. And he's willing to kill and threaten whoever it takes in order to get them. Including Gina and her sister.


    A sensual romance with a nicely written thriller as a background to the story. The second in the Dressed to Thrill series that I've listened to so far and I look forward to listening or reading more in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Going Down Hard

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Tawny Weber
    • Narrated By Isabelle Gordon
    Overall
    (50)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    Sierra Donovan is flying high on her company's rising success. Her bonus? Another sexy one-night stand with cowboy Reece Carter - also known as the best sex she's ever had. But when sick blackmail photos start to show up, fiercely self-reliant Sierra suddenly finds herself needing a twenty-four-hour bodyguard. Who better than cowboy turned security specialist Reece Carter?

    Daniel S. Palter says: "Stalker + Sexy Cowboy = hot romance."
    "Stalker + Sexy Cowboy = hot romance."
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    Sierra Donovan has everything a woman could want, at least from the outside. She's a successful career woman, she has good friends, and she's determined to take her business all the way.

    Only her business partner knows her secret. For sometime she's been on the receiving end of badly edited, fake, and very sexual photograph's staring herself. Some were so bad that the stalker had put her head on backward, but the constant pictures have left Sierra a nervous wreck. But when her business partner hires Reece Carter to get to the bottom of things (albeit initially as a means of keeping a contract they've both worked hard to get), Sierra faces a problem.

    Not only does she know Reece, but there's a sexual chemistry between them that she really doesn't need right now. So when she makes it clear this is strictly business he agrees not to make a move on her, but also makes it clear that the agreement doesn't prevent her from making a move on him.

    A romantic thriller, heavier on the sexual tension (It's a Blaze after all) than the thriller. The villain is obvious by halfway through the book, at least to me, but it was an enjoyable read or rather listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • While She Was Sleeping...

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Isabel Sharpe
    • Narrated By Christine Carroll
    Overall
    (57)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Alana Hawthorne is asleep. And she's having what can only be described as the Best Dream Ever. There's a deliciously hot guy, some pretty incredible moves and a conclusion that makes her toes curl. But the next morning Alana is shocked to find her fantasy man - for real - sprawled naked beside her in bed.

    Daniel S. Palter says: "Sensual and Well Written"
    "Sensual and Well Written"
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    Alana, after a call from her sister about the new man in her life, decides to drop by the family home before she moves to Florida to look after her grandparents. Her sister has rotten tastes in men at the best of times, and Alana is determined that she's not going to leave for Florida with another bad choice living in their old home. Only her sister isn't there when she arrives and she ends up crawling into bed in her own room, which has been stripped of everything that marked it as hers.

    During the night she dreams of a man who orally pleasures her, a dream so vivid that she orgasms, something she's never done before from a dream. Except when she wakes up the dream lover is lying in bed next to her. Even worse he turns out to be Sawyer, the very man her sister claims she's going out with.

    Things go from bad to worse until Melanie admits that she isn't going out with Sawyer, she just was hoping to fall for him. Which leaves Alana with a dilemma. Does she explore her growing feelings and already deep attraction for Sawyer, or does she get out of dodge and head for Florida.


    A lovely romance, and a nice twist with the sister not in love but hoping to fall in love with the same man. The side story with Melanie is nicely written, and adds to the story rather than detracting from it. The narrator did a good job, her performance was smooth and enjoyable, and I look forward to reading more from Ms. Sharpe.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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