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SARANAC, MI, United States | Member Since 2005

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  • Dead Bolt: Haunted Home Renovation Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Juliet Blackwell
    • Narrated By Xe Sands
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (204)
    Performance
    (184)
    Story
    (181)

    Turner Construction's latest restoration project is a historic Queen Anne Victorian in San Francisco. This time, general contractor Mel Turner has to work around the owners, who insist on sticking around-along with some ghosts that insist in their own way that the work stops. The ghosts aren't the only ones standing in the way of the renovations. A crotchety neighbor, Emile Blunt, secretly wants this house and could be behind some of the disturbances. But when Emile is found dead, it's Mel who appears guilty.

    LaurelOlivia says: "Easy listen"
    "Another great listen"
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    Would you listen to Dead Bolt again? Why?

    Yes and no, I would if the author writes another but if that happens than nope.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I would have to say that the main characters style and lack of caring what others think,


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

    I laughed inside several times and at others I could not keep from rewinding it because I seemed to miss something due to laughing out loud.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Girl's Guide to Witchcraft

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Mindy Klasky
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (51)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (46)

    Jane Madison has a problem. Or two. Or three. She’s unhappily working as a librarian. She has a crush on her oblivious Imaginary Boyfriend. And she just learned she won’t receive a well-deserved raise; instead, she can live for free in a cottage on the library grounds. When Jane settles into her new home, she discovers a hidden chamber lined with ancient books about witchcraft. Her first spell awakens a feline familiar. Her second makes her irresistible to men. Those magical workings attract a sexy magical warder, and Jane’s life is quickly turned upside down.

    Amazon Customer says: "okay story---horrible narrator"
    "listen to the reviews"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No! The story was alright but the reader sucked big time....


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

    I knew the ending..... before half way.....through.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Emma Galvin?

    Anyone would have done better. I will never buy another that she reads.


    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • If Walls Could Talk: Haunted Home Renovation, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Juliet Blackwell
    • Narrated By Xe Sands
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (290)
    Performance
    (264)
    Story
    (260)

    Melanie Turner has made quite a name for herself remodeling historic houses in the San Francisco Bay Area. But now her reputation may be on the line. At her newest project, a run-down Pacific Heights mansion, Mel is visited by the ghost of a colleague who recently met a bad end with power tools. Mel hopes that by nailing the killer, she can rid herself of the ghostly presence of the murdered man - and not end up a construction casualty herself....

    Ann says: "DIY murder, that spans the here and hereafter...."
    "The start do a beautiful series!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Heck yes, because the main character is a stand up person who is trying to find herself after divorce and moving in with daddy.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Home for the Haunting: Haunted Home Renovation Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Juliet Blackwell
    • Narrated By Xe Sands
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (147)
    Performance
    (134)
    Story
    (133)

    San Francisco contractor Mel Turner is leading a volunteer home renovation project, and while she expects lots of questions from her inexperienced crew, she can't help asking a few of her own - especially about the haunted house next door . . . the place local kids call the Murder House. But when volunteers discover a body while cleaning out a shed, questions pile up faster than discarded lumber.

    asassyvic says: "Fun and Spooky"
    "Sweet read"
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    What did you love best about Home for the Haunting?

    I love how the author has made the story come alive!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Dog is my favorite character because he is such a great addition to the story line.


    Which character – as performed by Xe Sands – was your favorite?

    They were all the best.


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

    At it again!


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Murder on the House: Haunted Home Renovation Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Juliet Blackwell
    • Narrated By Xe Sands
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (175)
    Performance
    (158)
    Story
    (153)

    Word has spread that contractor Mel Turner can communicate with the spirits of the dead, and she's having a hard time maintaining a low profile. She decides to embrace her reputation for the chance to restore a historic house that calls to her. The new owners, who hope to run a haunted bed-and-breakfast, want Mel to encourage the ghosts that supposedly roam the halls to enhance the house's paranormal charm. The catch: Mel has to spend one night in the house to win the project.

    Beatrice says: "Very enjoyable"
    "Wonderful"
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    What did you love best about Murder on the House?

    The twists and turns the author takes you through!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The ending was the best.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Where Dog is the hero.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Witness

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7620)
    Performance
    (6638)
    Story
    (6630)

    Daughter of a cold, controlling mother and an anonymous donor, studious, obedient Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking too much at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever. Twelve years later, the woman now known as Abigail Lowery lives alone on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she works at home designing sophisticated security systems.

    Amazon Customer says: "A great book"
    "great book"
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    Where does The Witness rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Sweet read (listen)!


    Any additional comments?

    Have listened to this book twice and will re-listen to it again!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dark Lover: The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By J.R. Ward
    • Narrated By Jim Frangione
    Overall
    (3250)
    Performance
    (2120)
    Story
    (2130)

    The vampire Darius fears for the life of his half-breed daughter, who is unaware of her unusual destiny. To oversee her transformation, Darius seeks help from Wrath, a dangerous loner and the world's only purebred vampire.

    Tracy says: "Amazing start to this awesome series!"
    "Can't stop 'reading'"
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    Where does Dark Lover rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I would rank Dark Lover up with the best! The reason for this is because it was like I was part of the story line or in the room while the book was happening.


    What other book might you compare Dark Lover to and why?

    I would have to say a cross between Fifty Shades and a Vamp book.


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

    I have not listened to any of Jim Frangione's other performances before and I love how he does the different voices including the women's. At first I wasn't sure if I would like the set but due to the voices I am totally in love.


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

    When good beats evil. Gets me every time.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16274)
    Performance
    (13533)
    Story
    (14157)

    When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

    Amazon Customer says: "Holy Crap minus the Holy"
    "WOW!"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I would not have placed soooo much sex in the book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I believe all the characters are great.


    What didn’t you like about Becca Battoe’s performance?

    HER VOICE.... Plus: when reading emails, there is no need to read every single thing. Including To: From: Date and Time: It really bothered me because there is about 5-10 minutes of email: TO: Name Subject: From: Name then Date: with the date and then a 2 second message and this all follows with another email and then another and then another. Not sure if this is Becca or this is the author.


    Was Fifty Shades of Grey worth the listening time?

    Yes and No. I would highly recommend that if you are listening to this book, do NOT do so at work unless you are using headphones. The amount of sex scenes in the book can cause a few issues.


    Any additional comments?

    Love the story line but could do without all the details of the sex.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Nice Girls Don't Bite Their Neighbors: Jane Jameson, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3033)
    Performance
    (2755)
    Story
    (2761)

    Just as Jane Jameson’s unlife seems to be stabilizing, fate sinks its fangs firmly into her butt. Despite her near-phobia of wedding planning, her no-frills nighttime nuptials to her sexy boyfriend, Gabriel, are coming along smoothly. That is, until she turns a fatally wounded teenage acquaintance, and the Council pronounces her responsible for the newborn vamp until he can control his thirst.

    Kirstin says: "Molly Did it Again!!!"
    "MORE MORE MORE"
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    Where does Nice Girls Don't Bite Their Neighbors rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I feel it ranks right up there with....well....I think it is in the lead by a long shot!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jane, of course! She is the person I would love to be if I were changed!!!


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

    Yes, I think she makes the story come together. I love listening to the books that she performs in..


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, I wanted to make it last so I listened to it while on my way to and from work. I did tell my husband that we need to move so that it takes longer for me to get to and from work...


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Ideal Man: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Julie Garwood
    • Narrated By Christina Traister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (799)
    Performance
    (637)
    Story
    (654)

    Dr. Ellie Sullivan has just completed her residency at a large urban hospital. While jogging in a park nearby, she witnesses the shooting of an FBI agent in pursuit of wanted criminals, a couple identified as the Landrys. The only person to see the shooter’s face, Ellie is suddenly at the center of a criminal investigation. Agent Max Daniels takes over the Landry case. A no-nonsense lawman, he’s definitely not the ideal man that Ellie has always imagined, yet she’s attracted to him in a way she can’t explain. Max vows to be Ellie’s shadow until the trial, and it isn’t long before sparks fly....

    A User says: "Maybe if I was 16"
    "Wish I had one!!"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Ideal Man the most enjoyable?

    The Ideal Man was one of the best books that I have "read", from the start to the finish it was great!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love how the flow of the story went.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Can't pick just one, I love the entire book!


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

    I spent most of my time thinking that most of what was going on was what I would have done or said.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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