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Katheryne

Busy mom who loves to read but doesn't always have the time. I enjoy YA, Romance and the occasional Best Seller.

MD, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • 27 purchased in 2014
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  • Seduce Me in Flames: Three Worlds Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Jacquelyn Frank
    • Narrated By Coleen Marlo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (138)
    Performance
    (126)
    Story
    (124)

    Icy reception. Smoldering deception. Blazing insurrection. Ambrea Vas Allay is the rightful heir to the throne of Allay. But when she is summoned home from exile, she discovers that her father, who had executed her mother, has died. Her young half-brother, controlled by their uncle, has taken power. Ambrea is torn by an impossible choice: renounce the crown or waste away in prison. The last thing she expects is to be liberated by a huge, tattooed Tarian - or to feel a searing passion for her mysterious rescuer.

    Katheryne says: "I loved this book"
    "I loved this book"
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    I absolutely love Jacquelyn Frank's books and this one is no exception. It has everything I've come to expect in her books - good plot, entertaining characters, romance and steamy sex. Although this one isn't as "hot" as some of her others, I still enjoyed it.
    I'm looking forward to book 3 (if it ever comes out?).

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Dreams of Gods & Monsters: Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Laini Taylor
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (362)
    Performance
    (340)
    Story
    (338)

    In this thrilling conclusion to the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy, Karou is still not ready to forgive Akiva for killing the only family she's ever known. When a brutal angel army trespasses into the human world, Karou and Akiva must ally their enemy armies against the threat--and against larger dangers that loom on the horizon. They begin to hope that it might forge a way forward for their people. And, perhaps, for themselves--maybe even toward love.

    Ashley says: "ALL OF THE FEELS"
    "So Beautiful"
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    I loved this entire series. Laini Taylor is such a talented writer. It's like artistry on paper or ear candy for audible listeners. Her characters are deep with extensive world building - you can't help but get sucked into this fantasy she has created. I crave more and can only hope this is NOT THE END of such a wonderful series. Thank the God Stars, but I really want more!!!
    Definitely a 5 star listen!!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The One: Selection, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Kiera Cass
    • Narrated By Amy Rubinate
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (459)
    Performance
    (422)
    Story
    (422)

    The time has come for one winner to be crowned. When she was chosen to compete in the Selection, America never dreamed she would find herself anywhere close to the crown - or to Prince Maxon's heart. But as the end of the competition approaches, and the threats outside the palace walls grow more vicious, America realizes just how much she stands to lose - and how hard she'll have to fight for the future she wants.

    Sarina Anderson says: "I've been DYING to read this One (pun intended)"
    "Fabulous Final Installment"
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    I don’t know what it is about this series but I was hooked from book 1. This is definitely one of my guilty pleasures. The final installment of "The Selection" may have been predictable but I so enjoyed the journey. Kiera Cass is a very talented author and I look forward to more of her books.
    This was a credit-worthy, 5 star listen. Good story, great narration and that cover art is perfection!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The King: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By J.R. Ward
    • Narrated By Jim Frangione
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1033)
    Performance
    (967)
    Story
    (968)

    After turning his back on the throne for centuries, Wrath, son of Wrath, finally assumed his father's mantle - with the help of his beloved mate. But the crown sets heavily on his head. As the war with the Lessening Society rages on, and the threat from the Band of Bastards truly hits home, he is forced to make choices that put everything - and everyone - at risk. Beth Randall thought she knew what she was getting into when she mated the last pure blooded vampire on the planet: An easy ride was not it.

    Erin says: "Excellent as Usual!!"
    "Perfection!"
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    Plain and simple I loved this book! It's everything you've come to expect from a JR Ward BDB book. I'm amazed after 12 installments I still find these characters interesting and enjoyable. (unlike other vamp series) Kudos to the brilliant author and fantastic narrator. Keep 'em coming!!

    5 Stars!!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Fire Inside: A Chaos Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Kristen Ashley
    • Narrated By Kate Russell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (179)
    Performance
    (170)
    Story
    (170)

    Lanie Heron isn't looking for love-no surprise, considering her last serious relationship nearly got her killed. So when Lanie propositions Hop Kincaid, all she wants is one wild night with the hot-as-hell biker who patrols with the Chaos Motorcycle Club . . .

    Amazon Customer says: "Love the Book but not the Narrator"
    "What happened?"
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    I love Kristen Ashley books, but I did not love this one. It was actually boring (I can't believe I said that about a KA book) and it took some time for me to "care" about the main characters. I just couldn't connect with Lanie and Hop as a couple. It wasn't a bad story, but I found myself stopping this book to do other things like watch tv, read some paperbacks, mall shopping, etc. If I can let a book go for a couple of days and not care about finishing it....well, you know what that means.

    Sadly, I was disappointed.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Panic

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Lauren Oliver
    • Narrated By Sarah Drew
    Overall
    (156)
    Performance
    (145)
    Story
    (146)

    Heather never thought she would compete in panic, a legendary game played by graduating seniors, where the stakes are high and the payoff is even higher. She'd never thought of herself as fearless, the kind of person who would fight to stand out. But when she finds something, and someone, to fight for, she will discover that she is braver than she ever thought. Dodge has never been afraid of panic. His secret will fuel him, and get him all the way through the game; he's sure of it. But what he doesn't know is that he's not the only one with a secret....

    Katheryne says: "It should have been called Malaise"
    "It should have been called Malaise"
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    I don’t enjoy writing negative reviews, but this book was a huge disappointment for me. I love Lauren Oliver’s writing and her Delirium Trilogy is one of my favorites. However, this book was far from being a favorite for me.

    At first the story was very promising and there was certainly a thrill factor that perfectly fit the title. Unfortunately it went downhill very quickly and overall was just plain boring. I couldn’t sympathize with the characters and most of the plotline I found completely implausible. I get it - Panic is a game born out of small-town boredom, but most of the “tasks” were just reckless and stupid. Nothing was done out of bravery or honor.

    I’m giving this one 2.5 stars for two simple reasons. Lauren Oliver’s writing style is superb and Sarah Drew’s narration is always exciting and engaging. Sadly, I wish I could say the same about the actual book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Reaper's Legacy: Reaper's MC, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Joanna Wylde
    • Narrated By Tatiana Sokolov, Todd Haberkorn
    Overall
    (413)
    Performance
    (384)
    Story
    (386)

    Eight years ago, Sophie gave her heart - and her virginity - to Zach Barrett on a night that couldn't have been less romantic or more embarrassing. Zach's stepbrother, a steely-muscled, tattooed biker named Ruger, caught them in the act, getting a peep show of Sophie he's never forgotten. She may have lost her dignity that fateful night, but Sophie also gained something precious - her son Noah. Unfortunately, Zach's a deadbeat dad, leaving Ruger as Noah's only male role model. When he discovers Sophie and his nephew living in near poverty, Ruger takes matters into his own hands.

    Barb says: "Another hot biker!"
    "More Reapers MC! Oh yes!"
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    I love these hot biker books and the Reapers MC is one of my favorites. Although this wasn't as good (or crazy) as Reaper's Property, it did have it's shocking moments. I loved visiting characters from the first book and learning more about the MC. My only complaint was the dual narration. It just didn't add any value or increase the listening experience for me. Overall this is a great listen for fans of MC romance.

    4.5 stars

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • The Prince & The Guard: The Selection Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Kiera Cass
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl, Tristan Morris, Amy Rubinate
    Overall
    (113)
    Performance
    (108)
    Story
    (109)

    Before America Singer was chosen to compete in the Selection...she was in love with a Six named Aspen Leger.... And there was another girl in Prince Maxon's life. Step inside the world of the number-one New York Times best-selling Selection series with these two captivating novellas. Also includes additional scenes from The Prince, a teaser to The One, a Q&A with author Kiera Cass, and more!

    AudioAddict says: "Through the eyes of the guys"
    "A great companion for fans of the Selection"
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    If you are a fan of the Selection Trilogy then this is a great little nugget to get before the release of "The One". It doesn't add anything new to the storyline but it does give an inside look into the mind of Maxon (the prince) and Aspen (the guard). Not to mention the sneak peek section is well worth the purchase. This was a quick and enjoyable listen.

    4 stars!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Professional: Part 3: The Game Maker Series

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Kresley Cole
    • Narrated By Kimberly Alexis
    Overall
    (265)
    Performance
    (246)
    Story
    (247)

    Mafia enforcer Aleksandr "The Siberian" Sevastyan's loyalty to his boss is unwavering, until he meets the boss’s long-lost daughter, a curvy, tantalizing redhead who haunts his mind and heats his blood like no other. Ordered to protect her, Sevastyan will do anything to possess her as well - on his own wicked terms. PhD student Natalie Porter had barely recovered from her first sight of the breathtakingly gorgeous Sevastyan before the professional hit man whisks her away to Russia, thrusting her into a world of extreme wealth and wanton pleasures.

    Katheryne says: "Get the complete book, skip the serial format"
    "Get the complete book, skip the serial format"
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    Overall I really enjoyed the entire Professional “series” and thought Kresley Cole’s writing was excellent. However, I didn’t enjoy the way this book was released in a serial format. In my opinion it made the story too choppy and created unnecessary cliffhangers. If there is a spin-off of The Game Makers, I will wait until the entire book is released. Otherwise, I thought the overall story, narration and writing were excellent.

    4 stars

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • This Man Confessed: This Man Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Jodi Ellen Malpas
    • Narrated By Edita Brychta
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (482)
    Performance
    (450)
    Story
    (448)

    The Manor, the very place where their passionate love affair began, fills with guests on what should be the happiest day of Ava and Jesse's lives. She has accepted that she'll never tame the fierceness in Jesse - and she doesn't want to. Their love is profound, their connection powerful, but just when she thinks that she's finally gotten beneath his guarded exterior, more questions arise, leading Ava to believe that Jesse Ward may not be the man she thinks he is.

    Jordy says: "one of the best erotic romance trilogy EVER!"
    "Oh the drama, but I loved it!"
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    Much like the other 2 books, this one was all sorts of crazy! There was so much drama that it made my head spin. And Jesse "The Lord of the Manor" Ward is the craziest man ever! And of course that just added to all the drama. Although I'm glad we got answers in this book, I still didn't think it justified all of Jesse's actions. However, the story was alot of fun and I enjoyed the epilogue so much. It was very funny! This was a great ending to one hot mess of a couple.

    4.5 stars for an enjoyable listen.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Archetype

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By M. D. Waters
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (155)
    Performance
    (140)
    Story
    (139)

    Emma wakes in a hospital, with no memory of what came before. Her husband, Declan, a powerful, seductive man, provides her with new memories, but her dreams contradict his stories, showing her a past life she can't believe possible: memories of war, of a camp where girls are trained to be wives, of love for another man. Something inside her tells her not to speak of this, but she does not know why. She only knows she is at war with herself. Suppressing those dreams during daylight hours, Emma lets Declan mold her into a happily married woman and begins to fall in love with him.

    Katheryne says: "Stunning Debut Novel"
    "Stunning Debut Novel"
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    Hands down my favorite book so far of 2014. I loved this one, but it’s so hard to describe what type of book it actually is…Sci-Fi? Romance? Mystery? Dystopian Fiction? This book had everything including jaw-dropping plot twists and turns.

    I’m deliberately going to be very vague with this review so I don’t spoil any of the brilliant details of this book. The overall plot was not exactly new but it was presented with a fresh and unique perspective. From the very first chapter to the last I was hooked on this one and could not stop listening. Some might consider the middle of this book a little slow but it was essential to the build-up of the mystery. I thought I had this one all figured out but I couldn’t have been more wrong. I love it when a book surprises me.

    I can’t wait until Prototype is release this summer. Thankfully this is not a trilogy and I won’t have to wait a whole year to get the conclusion to this stunning and sensational story!

    5 HUGE stars!

    23 of 23 people found this review helpful

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