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  • Anything He Wants

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Sara Fawkes
    • Narrated By Clarissa Knightly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (354)
    Performance
    (332)
    Story
    (334)

    Lucy Delacourt's temp position isn't quite her dream job but it pays the bills. The highlight of her day is riding the elevator in the mornings with a handsome stranger. Tall, dark, and sexy as hell, Lucy knows he's way out of her league, but a girl can look, right? Everything changes the day the stranger seduces her. Completely out of character, she yields without a fight, but she has no idea her wanton acts with a man whose name she doesn't know will change her life forever. Because the sexy stranger is none other than Jeremiah Hamilton, billionaire CEO of Hamilton Industries, and one taste isn't nearly enough to satisfy his need.

    Rebecca says: "A lot of room for improvement"
    "Erotic but Contrived"
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    Would you listen to Anything He Wants again? Why?

    Yes. It was a stimulating erotic story.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    The author appears to be trying to clone the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy. It would have been more interesting if she chose a new venue for the dominant male character.


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

    No. I enjoyed the book in several daily one hour "reads".


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Unlucky 13: Women's Murder Club

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
    • Narrated By January LaVoy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (844)
    Performance
    (737)
    Story
    (738)

    The Women's Murder Club is stalked by a killer with nothing to lose. San Francisco Detective Lindsay Boxer is loving her life as a new mother. With an attentive husband, a job she loves, plus best friends who can talk about anything from sex to murder, things couldn't be better. Then the FBI sends Lindsay a photo of a killer from her past, and her happy world is shattered. The picture captures a beautiful woman at a stoplight. But all Lindsay sees is the psychopath behind those seductive eyes.

    Jennifer Bailey says: "Pointless Waste Of Time"
    "Worst Women's Murder Club Series Book Yet"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The plot was extremely contrived. The writing was too effeminate and will probably not appeal to most male readers. The narrator did the best job she could given the poor storyline. James Patterson should feel ashamed about putting his name on this book. To make this for the author should've used a more gender neutral tone to appeal to men too. Also the storyline about the electric cruiser offered nothing to the book and detracted from the main story lines.


    What was most disappointing about James Patterson and Maxine Paetro ’s story?

    This book was written predominately for a female reader. Most men do not care to listen to a 10 minute diatribe about a dress and the accompanying shoes.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The closing scene involving Maki Moales. It was a vivid and intense scene and a little bit of a tear-jerker. The best part however, was it was a hallmark of the ending of the book and I knew that I would be done with this horrible piece of fiction very soon.


    What character would you cut from Unlucky 13?

    Yuki, the marriage, and honeymoon. That entire section easily could've been deleted from this book as it was non-pertinent to the storyline. Instead this entire section could've been published as a mini novella allowing Patterson to expand upon the primary storylines were I n in the book.


    Any additional comments?

    From following Pattersons career for several years, it is difficult to accept that he is changed his focus from writing gripping and detailed fictional books into books that are written with the stopwatch technique. If you will notice all of his recent stories are limited to eight hours. So instead of developing a thoughtful and detailed plot and very rich characters regardless of the story length, the new focus appears to be how much junk he can get into the story to get it to fit in eight hours so that he can get out the door quickly and in the hands of consumers to maximize profits. Instead of an independent thinker that produces high-quality products that readers relish, has Patterson become just another corporate entity focusing on greed?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Under the Dome: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Raul Esparza
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10475)
    Performance
    (5369)
    Story
    (5409)

    On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester's Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener's hand is severed as "the dome" comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when - or if - it will go away.

    Russell says: "Glad I Listened to 11-22-63 First"
    "Troubling - Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely"
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    Would you listen to Under the Dome again? Why?

    Absolutely! Although the premise is a little SciFi, the actions of the members of the community are all too realistic. There are people like the characters in this book in virtually every community in our present society. All that is needed is a spark of tragedy to activate mankind's best or worst qualities. The book also does a great job in questioning horrendous acts taken against innocent persons justified in the name of religion.


    What does Raul Esparza bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Raul did an outstanding job vocalizing each character and their emotions for any given situation throughout the book.


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

    Yes, but it would have been way to exhausting.


    Any additional comments?

    Another outstanding novel by the master of suspense, Steven King.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Casual Vacancy

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By J. K. Rowling
    • Narrated By Tom Hollander
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2974)
    Performance
    (2612)
    Story
    (2638)

    When Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly in his early 40s, the little town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils.... Pagford is not what it at first seems. And the empty seat left by Barry on the town's council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen.

    cristina says: "I was surprised by how much I liked it"
    "Too depressing to finish"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Reality show readers that enjoy being depressed by the misery in our present day society.


    What was most disappointing about J. K. Rowling’s story?

    Very slow pace. Difficult to follow. 100% opposite of the Harry Potter series.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Tom Hollander?

    Unknown


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Unless you like profanity and despair, I must unfortunately say no.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Panther

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2111)
    Performance
    (1785)
    Story
    (1777)

    Anti-Terrorist Task Force agent John Corey and his wife, FBI agent Kate Mayfield, have been posted overseas to Sana'a, Yemen - one of the most dangerous places in the Middle East. While there, they will be working with a small team to track down one of the masterminds behind the USS Cole bombing: a high-ranking Al Qaeda operative known as The Panther. Ruthless and elusive, he's wanted for multiple terrorist acts and murders - and the U.S. government is determined to bring him down, no matter the cost.

    John says: "Exciting Nelson DeMille novel with great narration"
    "Great sarcasm and storytelling"
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    If you could sum up The Panther in three words, what would they be?

    Sarcasm, Comedy, Tragedy


    What other book might you compare The Panther to and why?

    The Lion. Same characters, similar circumstances, funny and sad at times, and plausible story line.


    What does Scott Brick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Outstanding narrator! Great inflection and ability to present multiple characters.


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

    No. Too much information and sarcasm for one sitting. Best absorbed in multiple smaller doses.


    Any additional comments?

    We would like Kate to become a more active character. She has the potential to bring much to the story but her role seems stifled.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mockingjay: The Final Book of The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28038)
    Performance
    (21802)
    Story
    (22014)

    Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena live, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge....

    GS says: "Conflicting Emotions"
    "Great book!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, the plot was terrific.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Catness for obvious reasons.


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

    Yes, and it is similar to the previous two books in the trilogy.


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

    When Catness lost her sister Prim.


    Any additional comments?

    No

    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
    (16057)
    Performance
    (13326)
    Story
    (13952)

    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"
    "Story and Performance"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Fifty Shades of Grey to be better than the print version?

    Not sure. I did not read the print edition.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Fifty Shades of Grey?

    When Ana leaves Christian.


    What about Becca Battoe’s performance did you like?

    Her vocal range and ability to perform both male and female voices.


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

    YES!


    Any additional comments?

    I wish there was a set of 3 companion books, written from Christian's perspective!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fifty Shades Freed: Book Three of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8297)
    Performance
    (7289)
    Story
    (7309)

    When unworldly student Anastasia Steele first encountered the driven and dazzling young entrepreneur Christian Grey it sparked a sensual affair that changed both of their lives irrevocably. Shocked, intrigued, and, ultimately, repelled by Christian’s singular erotic tastes, Ana demands a deeper commitment. Determined to keep her, Christian agrees. Now, Ana and Christian have it all - love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of possibilities for their future. But Ana knows that loving her Fifty Shades will not be easy.

    SIMARA says: "We ate the dessert first..."
    "Performance and story"
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    Where does Fifty Shades Freed rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Definitely a 10 on a scale of 1 to 10. Could not put it down!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Ana wakes up in the hospital and realizes that Christian truly loves her (and blip).


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

    Explore the delicious conflict between the id and the superego


    Any additional comments?

    I wish there was a set of 3 companion books, written from Christian's perspective!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fifty Shades Darker: Book Two of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9317)
    Performance
    (8116)
    Story
    (8131)

    Daunted by the singular tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house. But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, Anastasia cannot resist.

    Tracy L says: "I CAN'T LISTEN ANY LONGER! I'M BUYING THE BOOK."
    "Comments on performance"
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    What did you love best about Fifty Shades Darker?

    The investigation into Ana's inner conflicts, borne out throught her prudish subconscious and her adventurous inner goddess.


    Which character – as performed by Becca Battoe – was your favorite?

    Definitely Christian.


    Any additional comments?

    I wish there was a set of 3 companion books, written from Christian's perspective!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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