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Lisa

WINDSOR, CA, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • 9 reviews
  • 54 ratings
  • 209 titles in library
  • 55 purchased in 2014
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  • Chain Reaction: A Perfect Chemistry Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Simone Elkeles
    • Narrated By Roxanne Hernandez, Blas Kisic
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (73)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
    (69)

    Luis Fuentes has always been sheltered from the gang violence that nearly destroyed his brothers' lives. But that didn't stop him from taking risks - whether he's scaling a mountain in the Rockies or dreaming of a future as an astronaut, Luis can't stop looking for the next thrill.

    Elizabeth says: "this is a great book 3in an even better series."
    "Love these characters!"
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    As with all the books in this series, I loved the characters and loved following characters from previous books in this series. I was sucked into the story but felt disappoint at a certain issue that was underdeveloped and never specifically "answered". All in all, a fun read and totally worth the purchase!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Red Circle: My Life in the Navy SEAL Sniper Corps and How I Trained America's Deadliest Marksmen

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Brandon Webb, John David Mann
    • Narrated By Jon Bailey
    Overall
    (533)
    Performance
    (480)
    Story
    (481)

    Brandon Webb's experiences in the world's most elite sniper corps are the stuff of legend. From his grueling years of training in Naval Special Operations to his combat tours in the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan, The Red Circle provides a rare and riveting look at the inner workings of the U.S. military through the eyes of a covert operations specialist. Yet it is Webb's distinguished second career as a lead instructor for the shadowy "sniper cell" that makes his story so compelling.

    Robert says: "Decent story, narration left a lot to be desired."
    "Equal part educational/heart breaking/entertaining"
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    Other than what I learned in the movie GI Jane (stop laughing, I was very young when I watched it!), I knew very very little about Navy SEALs and their training, other than they were totally badass. So I found Brandon's upbringing and how it helped him excel at both his Navy career and his Navy SEAL training and career fascinating. I appreciated the balance of technical explanations, funny stories, and brutal honesty.

    The editing of the audio left something to be desired. There were a handful of sentences that were recorded twice. I did a double take to see if my phone was malfunctioning...it wasn't. But I did enjoy Brandon's personal introductions to each chapter and the bonus stories at the end. Definitely a perk of buying the audio version.

    All in all, I enjoyed the story (as much as one can enjoy a story that includes real-life accounts of our nation's heroes giving their lives to protect us and our freedom. Because I'll admit to having to pause the book to collect myself. There aren't words strong enough to express the tragedies described in The Red Circle.)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Forsaken Harbor: Summer Chronicles, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Laura Kreitzer
    • Narrated By Karen Savage
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    The Secret Clock Society has infiltrated every aspect of the government. You can't hide from them, you can't out run them - the only choice is to surrender or die fighting. Well, Summer's found her voice and her confidence. She'll fight if necessary, but for now she's on the run. And the only place that can offer her refuge is the one city that's been devastated with disease and death. Full of savages, Forsaken Harbor holds her life on the edge of a knife. Is there still hope to be found here after all? Or will survival mean savagery?

    Lisa says: "Great second book in a series"
    "Great second book in a series"
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    There aren't many series out there where the second book is just as good as the first! But this one is. I love Summer's story and can't wait for more!
    Karen Savage was amazing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Keepers: A Timeless Novella, Book 3.5

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Laura Kreitzer
    • Narrated By Michael Goldstrom
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    After the battle in Italy, Joseph tries to live a normal life, but that's just not in the cards for him. He's engaged to the Illuminator's sister Jenna, has a Fallen Angel bodyguard, and plans on adopting the cutest five year old anyone's ever seen. If that isn't enough to keep anyone busy, now Joseph's home is under attack by reporters and protestors. After a frightening incident that leaves his house in ashes, he decides he's had enough. It's war.

    Lisa says: "Fantastic"
    "Fantastic"
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    I loved this novella. Joseph is my favorite character so I was beyond excited to read his story! Awesome narrating by Michael Goldstrom.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Eve Brown Waite
    • Narrated By Eileen Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (138)
    Performance
    (87)
    Story
    (87)

    In this laugh-out-loud funny memoir, a pampered city girl falls head over little black heels in love with a Peace Corps poster boy and follows him literally to the ends of the earth.

    cristin says: "One of the best memoirs I have ever read!"
    "Honest, funny memoir"
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    I wasn't sure what to expect going into this book but I was pleasantly surprised.
    Eve's tales are humorous, horrifying, humorous, sad, humorous, honest, humorous, and touching.
    Over the span of years, Eve and John experienced some really sad and horrifying things but Eve's wit and humor helped balance them out. I laughed, cringed, and cried on numerous occasions.
    I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to nearly anyone!
    And if I'm being perfectly honest, it gave me the desire to really see and experience the world... only I'm not going to eat guinea pig head so I'll probably stay right here in the good 'ol U.S. of A.

    I loved the narration. There were so many unsual accents in this book and Eileen Stevens nailed them all (at least to my uncultured ears!). I especially loved her African accents.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Young Amelia Bedelia's Audio Collection

    • UNABRIDGED (42 mins)
    • By Herman Parish
    • Narrated By Christine Ebersole
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    Young Amelia Bedelia now has her first audio collection! Come join the fun! This audio collection includes: Amelia Bedelia's First Day of School, Amelia Bedelia's First Valentine, Amelia Bedelia's First Apple Pie, and Amelia Bedelia's First Field Trip.

    Lisa says: "My kids listen over and over."
    "My kids listen over and over."
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    The Amelia Bedelia books are so sweet. My kids listen to them over and over in the car. They laugh at the same parts every time. Christine did a great job narrating these stories!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Fanfare

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Renee Ahdieh
    • Narrated By Beth Richmond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Cris Pereira hates starring in a cautionary tale. Alas, her recent heartbreak relegates her to this unbecoming fate. The only good thing about being dumped a foot from the altar is the newest layer to her punchy sarcasm. All she wants is a do-over, but this is not your average fairy tale, and wishes don't come true in the real world.

    asassyvic says: "Fanfare"
    "TOM!!!!!!!!!!"
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    Loved every single part of this book! I was sucked in from the very beginning and could not stop listening. The story flowed flawlessly with perfectly developed characters! I fell in love with Tom and loved how his fame didn't affect his true character and his loyalty. I WANT A SEQUEL! Renee is a fantastic story teller and her words are so beatiful!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Rules of Attraction: A Perfect Chemistry Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Simone Elkeles
    • Narrated By Roxanne Hernandez, Blas Kisic
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (92)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (79)

    Carlos Fuentes doesn't want any part of the life his older brother, Alex, has laid out for him in Boulder, Colorado. He wants to keep living on the edge, and carve his own path - just like Alex did. Unfortunately, his ties to a Mexican gang aren't easy to break, and he soon finds himself being set up by a drug lord. When Alex arranges for Carlos to live with his former professor and his family to keep him from being sent to jail, Carlos feels completely out of place.

    Lisa says: "Fun read"
    "Fun read"
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    I really enjoyed the characters in the story (and the entire series). Some parts weren't entirely believable and others weren't developed as much as I'd hoped, but that didn't stop be from being totally sucked into the story!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Phantom Universe: Summer Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Laura Kreitzer
    • Narrated By Karen Savage
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    Sold into slavery to pirates at the young age of four, Summer learns to survive the rough seas of subterfuge and thieves through silence. When the boat she's lived on most of her life is destroyed, Summer finds herself washed up on the shore of a new world, a phantom universe full of the bizarre and extraordinary. She meets Gage, the one boy who understands the girl with no speech. But when their lives are put on the line, will Summer finally call out? Or will all be lost in the fathomless depth of silence?

    Lisa says: "Summer is amazing."
    "Summer is amazing."
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    I loved every part of this book. Summer's muteness was heartbreaking but it was endearing to see the ways she found to communicate. I thought her and Landon's friendship was touching. I found myself looking forward to scenes when they were together. And Gage.. YUMMY! LOVE HIM! Can't wait for the sequel!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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