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Mary

Nurse working at being a nurse practitioner. The only way I have time to read for pleasure is audio books while I drive to work. I have always liked audio books.

Corpus Christi, Tx, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • If You Ask Me

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Betty White
    • Narrated By Betty White
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (384)
    Performance
    (311)
    Story
    (309)

    It-girl Betty White delivers a hilarious, slyly profound take on love, life, celebrity, and everything in between. Drawing from a lifetime of lessons learned, seven-time Emmy winner Betty White's wit and wisdom take center stage as she tackles topics like friendship, romantic love, aging, television, fans, love for animals, and the brave new world of celebrity. If You Ask Me mixes her thoughtful observations with humorous stories from a seven- decade career in Hollywood. Longtime fans and new fans alike will relish Betty's candid take on everything....

    Martha says: "A delightful visit"
    "Very good. I love that she narrated the book"
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    What did you love best about If You Ask Me?

    I felt I was talking to Betty in my living room or hers. She is vivacious and an inspiration.


    What about Betty White’s performance did you like?

    I loved the narration


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

    Growing better Betty


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Laini Taylor
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1786)
    Performance
    (1595)
    Story
    (1613)

    Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky. In a dark and dusty shop, a devil's supply of human teeth grown dangerously low. And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war. Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she's prone to disappearing on mysterious "errands"; she speaks many languages - not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color.

    Coffee says: "Amazing story & INCREDIBLE Narrator!"
    "so full of action you have to take it slow"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Good writing. A little hard to follow the the back and forth of the time line. I will probably listen again just to get all the nuances of the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fury of Fire: Dragonfury, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Coreene Callahan
    • Narrated By Benjamin L. Darcie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1163)
    Performance
    (1045)
    Story
    (1059)

    A clandestine race of half-dragon, half-humans known as dragon-shifters lives among us. Bastian, leader of the Nightfury dragon clan, is sworn to protect humankind at all costs. For him, honor and duty always come first. When the clan dictates he take a human mate to sire a son, he falters, aware that for a human to birth a dragon-shifter she must die. Myst, the woman given into his care, is the most extraordinary he’s ever met, and though he can’t bear the thought of harming her, he is bound by duty.

    Teresa says: "The good, the bad and the ugly."
    "Don't bother"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This was the biggest waste of time. Very wordy. The dragons kept saying my female. "I love the female". Just plain stupid.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Night Reigns: Immortal Guardians Series #2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Dianne Duvall
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1138)
    Performance
    (1037)
    Story
    (1041)

    In the second installment of Dianne Duvall's Immortal Guardians series, when Marcus Grayden's grief over the loss of the woman he loved causes him to become reckless, he is assigned a new Second, who proves to be immensely distracting. Contains mature themes.

    Sandra says: "Good Book but a Little Preachy"
    "OK not great"
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    Writing and performance were just OK. The action dragged. the narrator did not alter her voice enough for different characters so you were sometimes not sure who was speaking.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Oracle's Moon: Elder Races Series #4

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Thea Harrison
    • Narrated By Sophie Eastlake
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (918)
    Performance
    (829)
    Story
    (843)

    When Grace Andreas's sister, Petra, and her husband are both killed, Grace inherits the power and responsibilities of the Oracle of Louisville, as well as her sister's two young children - neither of which she is prepared for. Then Khalil, Demonkind and Djinn prince of House Marid, decides to make himself a part of the household, both as guardian and counterpoint to Grace's impudence towards the Elder Races.

    marlene says: "Love, Love, Love"
    "Good"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Interesting that it is a human this time with all her human limitations. Mating is getting to be an old story though. I like Grace as the healer of the Jin

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By James Joyce
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (181)
    Performance
    (117)
    Story
    (123)

    Perhaps James Joyce's most personal work, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man depicts the intellectual awakening of one of literature's most memorable young heroes, Stephen Dedalus. Through a series of brilliant epiphanies that parallel the development of his own aesthetic consciousness, Joyce evokes Stephen's youth.

    Tad Davis says: "Good, but a little rushed"
    "Very tedious"
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    I got this for a class I am taking and had to go get the print version. It was very tedious to read. He is a brilliant author but it is just not my thing to look up all the motifs and hiden meanings. The reader has such a thick accent I had a hard time understanding. It is not an Irish accent it is Scotch. He sounded like Shawn Connery but read to fast to be heard well.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Dragon Bound: Elder Races Series #1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Thea Harrison
    • Narrated By Sophie Eastlake
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1981)
    Performance
    (1736)
    Story
    (1748)

    Half human and half Wyr, Pia Giovanni spent her life keeping a low profile among the Wyrkind and avoiding the continuing conflict between them and their Dark Fae enemies. But after being blackmailed into stealing a coin from the hoard of a dragon, Pia finds herself targeted by one of the most powerful---and passionate---of the Elder Races.

    V says: "Woo Freakin Hoo!"
    "Got me hooked"
    Overall
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    This has got me hooked on the series. I will be listening to more of these. Very descriptive of the people and the surroundings. There are lots of twists and turns to follow. Very erotic descriptions.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Storm's Heart: Elder Races Series #2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs)
    • By Thea Harrison
    • Narrated By Sophie Eastlake
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1248)
    Performance
    (1105)
    Story
    (1103)

    During the rule of her murderous Dark Fae uncle, Thistle "Tricks" Periwinkle found sanctuary among the Wyr in New York. Her ethereal beauty and sparkling personality won the hearts of the public, but after her uncle's death, there are those who don't want to see her ascend to the throne. Able to wield thunder and lightning, Wyr sentinel Tiago Black Eagle has ruled the skies for centuries. He's sent to protect Tricks when she's almost assassinated in Chicago....

    Amazon Customer says: "Great Story!!"
    "Good but not as good as the 1st book"
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    I liked the descriptions of the lands and even the hotel. Very vivid I could see the places. The story was a good one with lots of twists and turns. It is just a little under the 1st in the series and the mating that keeps happening is kind of unbelievable in a group since it is supposedly so rare in the weir kind.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Serpent's Kiss: Elder Races Series #3

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Thea Harrison
    • Narrated By Sophie Eastlake
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1006)
    Performance
    (900)
    Story
    (907)

    In order to save his friend's life, Wyr sentinel Rune Ainissesthai made a bargain with Vampyre Queen Carling - without knowing what she would ask from him in return. But when Rune attempts to make good on his debt, he finds a woman on the edge.

    ducksandruns says: "My Favorite of the Series!"
    "Not that good"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No, even though this fantasy I want it to be believable and I did not find this believable.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Thea Harrison again?

    Yes, recommendations from other listeners for the next book in this series have made me get the next in the series. Besides the writing is not all bad.


    Which character – as performed by Sophie Eastlake – was your favorite?

    Dunkin was the most beleivable and had a very little part. Pia too.


    Did Serpent's Kiss inspire you to do anything?

    not really


    Any additional comments?

    I really liked the 1st book and the second was good. I am hoping this was just a bad shot.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: and Other Clinical Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Oliver Sacks
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis, Oliver Sacks
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (917)
    Performance
    (753)
    Story
    (757)

    Oliver Sacks' The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat tells the stories of individuals afflicted with fantastic perceptual and intellectual aberrations: patients who have lost their memories and with them the greater part of their pasts; who are no longer able to recognize people and common objects; who are stricken with violent tics and grimaces or who shout involuntary obscenities; whose limbs have become alien; who have been dismissed as retarded yet are gifted with uncanny artistic or mathematical talents.

    Darwin8u says: "A Clinician's eYe, but a Poet's HEART"
    "Kind of dry in the beginning ,gets better"
    Overall
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Make the introduction shorter


    Have you listened to any of Jonathan Davis and Oliver Sacks (Introduction) ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no I liked the movie awakening but did not read the book


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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