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Leslie

An avid audible book listener!

Virginia Beach, VA, United States

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  • Kitty and the Dead Man's Hand: Kitty Norville, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Carrie Vaughn
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (644)
    Performance
    (389)
    Story
    (387)

    Already the alpha pair of Denver's werewolf pack, Kitty and Ben now plan to tie the knot human-style by eloping to Las Vegas. Kitty is looking forward to sipping froufrou drinks by the pool and doing her popular radio show on live television, but her hotel is stocked with werewolf-hating bounty hunters.

    Ali says: "Renewed my Vows in Vegas Right After Reading this!"
    "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas?"
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    What made the experience of listening to Kitty and the Dead Man's Hand the most enjoyable?

    In this series, the performance take over and the story simply flows. You can get lost in the whole thing. I great vacation series.... as you lie at the pool, close you eyes, and venture off into a reality created that seems totally plausible.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Kitty and the Dead Man's Hand?

    Kitty & Ben at the drive through Elvis wedding chapel was precious. There were moments when I laughed and moments when I nearly cried. Love the emotion that Ms. Gavin puts into the performance.


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

    There were moments that definitely were emotional in this story. Afterall, there is supposed to be a wedding!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sixth Grave on the Edge: Charley Davidson, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Darynda Jones
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (694)
    Performance
    (659)
    Story
    (654)

    Most girls might think twice before getting engaged to someone like Reyes Farrow - but Charley Davidson is not most girls. She’s a paranormal private eye and grim-reaper-in-training who’s known to be a bit of a hell-raiser, especially after a few shots of caffeine. Her beloved Reyes may be the only begotten son of evil, but he’s dark and sultry and deeply sexy and everything Charley could hope for. Really. But when the FBI file on Reyes’ childhood happens to land into her lap, she can’t help herself: She opens it...and then the real fun begins.

    Hassan says: "Fantastic As Always!! Funny Too!!!"
    "Humor is nearly the best part"
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    If you could sum up Sixth Grave on the Edge in three words, what would they be?

    Just say YES!


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Which is best: Janet Evanovich's Ranger Manoso or Darynda Jones' Reyes Farrow?
    Readers of the Stephanie Plum series will NOT want to miss this series.


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

    Lorelei King is one of the best narrators I have listened too. Her ability to bring the characters to life and make them seem so real enhances the whole experience of listening to one of the books she performs. This particular series has all the necessary components to keep the reader coming back: A fantastic main character, a hot leading man, a wacky component (in that Charlie is the Grim Reaper) and a ton of humor that makes you laugh out loud!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Succubus Revealed: Georgina Kincaid, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Richelle Mead
    • Narrated By Elisabeth Rodgers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (798)
    Performance
    (726)
    Story
    (723)

    Georgina Kincaid has had an eternity to figure out the opposite sex, but sometimes they still surprise her. Take Seth Mortensen. The man has risked his soul to become Georgina's boyfriend. Still, with Lucifer for a boss, Georgina can't just hang up her killer heels and settle down to domestic bliss. In fact, she's being forced to transfer operations...to Las Vegas.

    Cindy says: "Satisfying! Loved IT!"
    "My favorite of the series"
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    Where does Succubus Revealed rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    A fascinating series, this installment had it all. There's intrigue, suspense, intense emotion and satisfying surprises. The characters are all entertaining.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Succubus Revealed?

    There's a point where Seth and Georgina recognize that they were centuries old lovers and keep running across each other in time. At this point, there's a sequence of events that makes the rest of the story so intense that you can't stop listening!


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

    The emotions of the characters draw the listening into the story, unable to hit pause as the complex plot is professionally unwound and painstakingly detailed.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Ever After: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2735)
    Performance
    (2494)
    Story
    (2500)

    Number-one New York Times best-selling author Charlaine Harris has won numerous awards for her Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire series, which has been adapted into the hit HBO show True Blood. In this 13th and final book, a murder rocks the town of Bon Temps and Sookie is arrested for the crime. After making bail, she sets out to clear her name - but her investigation only leads to more deaths.

    k says: "Bitter ending? Cleanse your palate."
    "A disappointing end to the series"
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    Would you try another book from Charlaine Harris and/or Johanna Parker?

    Johanna Parker did a fantastic job with the series. The books are very different from the TV show on HBO. The books are better than the series.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Charlaine Harris? Why or why not?

    Charlaine Harris is a wonderful writer, with a fantastic imagination. She created a series that has really taken off and will continue to be entertaining even after this final book.


    Did Dead Ever After inspire you to do anything?

    Dead Ever After makes you wonder what happened next in the world of Sookie Stackhouse. Happy to hear that Charlaine Harris thought about that and is giving us book that will tell us what happens.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Blood Bond: Anna Strong, Vampire, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Jeanne C. Stein
    • Narrated By Dina Pearlman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (117)
    Performance
    (111)
    Story
    (112)

    As a vampire, Anna Strong has an immortal life...but now she’s running out of time. Anna’s relationship with shape-shifter Daniel Frey has given her hope for a future with him and his son - especially when Frey proposes.… But just when Anna starts to think her life couldn’t be better, she must fly to France to be at the side of her dying mother. There she learns that not every vampire accepts her Chosen One status. And one such vamp is about to go rogue - by leading his followers in a fight to usurp humanity….

    Diane Rivers says: "Ode to Anna"
    "Very Emotional"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Blood Bond to be better than the print version?

    The story draws the listener into a lot of emotions that Anna Strong experiences. I actually found myself laughing out loud and even crying a time or two. As the next in the saga, I enjoyed how J.C. Stein continued from the last book to this one. She also left the reader wondering what would happen next in book 10. The whole premise of being the Chosen One is still a bit foggy. Am hoping that the next book brings it all together.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    You have to love Daniel Fry. Ms. Pearlman's vocal talent is impressive when it comes to the male characters.


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

    Not sure that this storyline would carry over to the big screen with the same level of satisfaction you get from reading or listening to the story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fifth Grave Past the Light: Charley Davidson, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Darynda Jones
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1189)
    Performance
    (1096)
    Story
    (1089)

    Charley Davidson isn’t your everyday, run-of-the-mill grim reaper. She’s more of a paranormal private eye/grim reaper extraordinaire. However, she gets sidetracked when the sexy, sultry son of Satan, Reyes Farrow, moves in next door. To further complicate matters, Reyes is her main suspect in an arson case. Charley has vowed to stay away from him until she can find out the truth... but then dead women start appearing in her apartment, one after another, each lost, confused, and terrified beyond reason.

    Hassan says: "Charley Davidson is Back!!!!"
    "A favorite writer and a favorite narrator"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Fifth Grave Past the Light to be better than the print version?

    Lorelei King makes the entire series a winner. The whole concept of the Grim Reaper hooking up with the son of Satan is fantastic!


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    This particular installment was full of twists and turns as well as intense emotions. Darynda Jones has really come through on this one!


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

    Lorelei KIng gives voice to the character of Reyes Farrow, and what a voice it is. The depth of the character comes through so clearly. This installment in the series leaves you wanting the next one immediately!


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

    Not to spoil the ending but that was pretty intense!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Grave Witch: Alex Craft Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Kalayna Price
    • Narrated By Emily Durante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (624)
    Performance
    (515)
    Story
    (517)

    Not even death can save her now. As a grave witch, Alex Craft can speak to the dead---she's even on good terms with Death himself. As a consultant for the police, she's seen a lot of dark magic, but nothing has prepared her for her latest case.

    Christopher says: "Excellent Story Narrator needs alot more practice"
    "Interesting story but could use a better narrator"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    The series seemed to start out a bit slow, but the plot is similar to the Darynda Jones series and a few others so I stuck it out. I actually enjoyed the story, but thought it would have been better with a different narrator. A witch who has "grave sight" and can see soul collectors is just beggging to take part in some interesting mysteries. Luckily, Kalayna Price plays along with the idea.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I love that "Death" becomes a character in the story. Actually a being called a soul collector, Death has visited Alex Kraft, our heroine, for most of her life. Once she grew up, she began to understand who and what he was. For Darynda Jones fans, think of Reyes Farrow.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    At first the narrator seemed to lack energy in the performance, but as the story progressed, I became accustomerd to her reading.


    Do you think Grave Witch needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    The storyline is definitely entertaining and it leaves listener wanting to know what happens next. Luckily, Grave Dance was also on sale. I bought both books at the same time and haven't regretted that decision!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Death and the Girl Next Door

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Darynda Jones
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (290)
    Performance
    (268)
    Story
    (266)

    Ten years ago, Lorelei's parents disappeared without a trace. Raised by her grandparents and leaning on the support of her best friends, Lorelei is finally beginning to accept the fact that her parents are never coming home. For Lorelei, life goes on. High school is not quite as painful as she thinks it will be, and things are as normal as they can be. Until the day the school's designated loner, Cameron Lusk, begins to stalk her, turning up where she least expects it, standing outside her house in the dark, night after night. Things get even more complicated when a new guy - terrifying, tough, sexy Jared Kovach - comes to school.

    Kirstin says: "PG-13 version of Darynda's snarky writing"
    "Totally loved it!"
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    If you could sum up Death and the Girl Next Door in three words, what would they be?

    A younger Charlie Davidson series, only in reverse?


    What did you like best about this story?

    Love that the main character is named after the narrator! Concidence, I think not! Love the characters.... from Cameron to Glitch, the guys are a lot of
    fun. Lorelei and Brook are very much like Charlie and Cookie, only in reverse. There's an innocence in these characters that is really refreshing.


    Which character – as performed by Lorelei King – was your favorite?

    Because of Lorelei's portrayal of Reyes Farrow, the listener is going to be drawn to Jared.


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

    There are several high points in the story that are compelling, but not overly emotional.


    Any additional comments?

    Definitey entertaining and worth the listen... the time flew by and I still wanted more:)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Notorious Nineteen: A Stephanie Plum Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Janet Evanovich
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1703)
    Performance
    (1484)
    Story
    (1497)

    After a slow summer of chasing low-level skips for her cousin Vinnie's bail bonds agency, Stephanie Plum finally lands an assignment that could put her checkbook back in the black. Geoffrey Cubbin, facing trial for embezzling millions from Trenton's premier assisted-living facility, has mysteriously vanished from the hospital after an emergency appendectomy. Now it's on Stephanie to track down the con man. Unfortunately, Cubbin has disappeared without a trace, a witness, or his money-hungry wife. Rumors are stirring that he must have had help with the daring escape...or that maybe he never made it out of his room alive.

    G. House Sr. says: "Tedious Formulaic with same-old same-old"
    "The performance makes the book!"
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    What did you love best about Notorious Nineteen?

    There are many laugh out loud moments in the series and this latest installment does not disappoint from that standpoint. If you are seeking the answer to that ultimate question: Cupcake or Babe.. keep looking.


    Which character – as performed by Lorelei King – was your favorite?

    Lorelei King's performances of Lula and Grandma Mazur just can't be beat.


    Any additional comments?

    Janet Evanovich is great at leaving the reader wanting more. This series is not ready to end as the characters still have much to tell us. Ranger is becoming more accessible and Joe more tolerant. How can a girl choose?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet: Charley Davidson, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Darynda Jones
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1402)
    Performance
    (1281)
    Story
    (1283)

    Sometimes being the grim reaper really is that. Grim. And since Charley’s last case went so awry, she has taken a couple months off to wallow in the wonders of self-pity. But when a woman shows up on her doorstep convinced someone is trying to kill her, Charley has to force herself to rise above. Or at least get dressed. She quickly realizes something is amiss when everyone the woman knows swears she’s insane.

    CAROLYN says: "AS SOON AS I HIT 'PLAY' I WAS TOTALLY ENTHRALLED!!"
    "May be the best installment yet!"
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    Where does Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    A fan of Lorelei King/Darynda Jones combination, this installment is sometimes laugh out loud funny. Charlie just can't seem to take anything seriously, except maybe Reyes Farrow. Unfortunately for her, though, her supernatural reality keeps ripping her away from the land of Denial. With the help of just about every character Ms. Jones has introduced to date, Charlie fights evil wherever she finds it. Of course, at the end, you simply want more!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The reader gets to see a new side of Reyes Farrow and it does not disappoint!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Won't spoil the ending, but I bet it will be every reader's favorite scene!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Outlaw Demon Wails

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Kim Harrison
    • Narrated By Gigi Bermingham
    Overall
    (1828)
    Performance
    (1045)
    Story
    (1050)

    To save the lives of her friends, Rachel did the unthinkable: she willingly trafficked in forbidden demon magic. And now her sins are coming home to haunt her. As Rachel searches for the truth behind a terrifying murder, an even greater menace threatens, for the demon Algaliarept will stop at nothing to claim her, and the discovery of a shocking family secret throws Rachel's entire life into question.

    Jaclyn A Rupert says: "Narrrator: 1 star, Story 5 stars!"
    "Honestly could not listent to this"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I started to listen, but the change in narrator ruined it for me and I ended up returning the book. I love the series, but you have to keep the narrator consistent!


    Would you ever listen to anything by Kim Harrison again?

    Kim Harrison is very imaginative and the books are fund to listen to!


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator ruined the story. Ms. Gavin is the best for this series!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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