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Opiumdenlvr

I can't imagine life without earbuds playing an Audible book in my head.

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  • Warm Bodies: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Isaac Marion
    • Narrated By Kevin Kenerly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1007)
    Performance
    (943)
    Story
    (939)

    R is a young man with an existential crisis—he is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he has dreams. His ability to connect with the outside world is limited to a few grunted syllables, but his inner life is deep, full of wonder and longing. After experiencing a teenage boy’s memories while consuming his brain, R makes an unexpected choice that begins a tense, awkward, and strangely sweet relationship with the victim’s human girlfriend, Julie.

    Charles says: "Surprising"
    "The 1st book I immediately re-read!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Warm Bodies to be better than the print version?

    Yes. This is one I would say I liked more BECAUSE of the Narrator.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Everything. I loved the prose, the way R's thoughts were articulated through verse, the angsty refreshing vibrancy of Julie's character, the plot, and storyline, the humor (laugh out loud, chuckle, snort, giggle, etc.) and the relaxing narration by Kevin Kenerly. He nailed it.This book is hard to describe. It is complex for sure. Surprisingly.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I actually cried during the scene where John Lennon's lyrics "Nothing's going to change my world..." were playing in the background while both main characters had realized that EVERYTHING about their world had changed.


    If you could take any character from Warm Bodies out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Definitely Perry...I would ask if he would change anything knowing how everything turned out.


    Any additional comments?

    I REALLY got "into" this book. It is definitely not just some superficial teen zombie romance book. It is very emotional & a book lover's FEAST. More like a buffet. It has a little bit of everything. And of course, the humor, the youthful hope for a better world, the internal monologue of "R", and love "M"'s character too.MORE PLEASE, MR. Isaac Marion.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • White Trash Zombie Apocalypse

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Diana Rowland
    • Narrated By Allison McLemore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (936)
    Performance
    (885)
    Story
    (881)

    Our favorite white trash zombie, Angel Crawford, has enough problems of her own, what with dealing with her alcoholic, deadbeat dad, issues with her not-quite boyfriend, the zombie mafia, industrial espionage, and evil corporations. Oh, and it’s raining, and won’t let up. But things get even crazier when a zombie movie starts filming in town, and Angel begins to suspect that it’s not just the plot of the movie that's rotten. Soon she's fighting her way through mud, blood, bullets, and intrigue, even as zombies, both real and fake, prowl the streets.

    Andrea says: "Absolutely loved it!"
    "Couldn't finish due Actor's Stuffy Nose"
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    Would you try another book from Diana Rowland and/or Allison McLemore?

    Yes, just please, Get Well first, mrs. McLemore!


    Would you be willing to try another book from Diana Rowland? Why or why not?

    No, tried her Demon books, and they weren't for me.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Normally, she wouldn't have, but after waiting so long for this book only to constantly be distracted from the story by Allison's horribly stuffy nose, and ensuing icky noises, I just couldn't finish it. I have a serious weak stomach.


    Could you see White Trash Zombie Apocalypse being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Maybe a tv series.


    Any additional comments?

    I could have waited another week or so for the voice actor to get over her cold; I wish the directors of the production thought the same way.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By April Genevieve Tucholke
    • Narrated By Jorjeana Marie
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (29)

    Nothing much exciting rolls through Violet White’s sleepy, seaside town...until River West comes along. River rents the guesthouse behind Violet’s crumbling estate, and as eerie, grim things start to happen, Violet begins to wonder about the boy living in her backyard. Is River just a crooked-smiling liar with pretty eyes and a mysterious past? Or could he be something more? Violet’s grandmother always warned her about the Devil, but she never said he could be a dark-haired boy who takes naps in the sun, who likes coffee, who kisses you in a cemetery...who makes you want to kiss back.

    Opiumdenlvr says: "FINALLY! A BOOK I LOVE!!"
    "FINALLY! A BOOK I LOVE!!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Definitely


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea?

    All of it


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

    No but I love her.


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

    YES


    Any additional comments?

    So many but I'm driving! Just had to stop and recommend this freaking great audio book.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Immortal Beloved #2: Darkness Falls

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Cate Tiernan
    • Narrated By Kelly Lintz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (61)

    Nastasya has lived for hundreds of years, but for some reason, life never seems to get any better. She left her spoiled, rich girl life to find peace at River's Edge, a safe haven for wayward immortals. There, she learned to embrace River's Edge, despite some drama involving the sexy Reyn, who she wants but won't allow herself to have. But just as she's getting comfortable, her family's ties to dark magick force her to leave.

    Kristin says: "Excellent Read!!"
    "Audible please get 3rd Book in Series!!"
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    If you could sum up Immortal Beloved #2: Darkness Falls in three words, what would they be?

    Different; hilarious; Amazing


    What other book might you compare Immortal Beloved #2: Darkness Falls to and why?

    I don't know if I could compare because the narrator/ writer combo is perfect. The narrator actually makes the book that much more funny and an overall great story.


    Which character – as performed by Kelly Lintz – was your favorite?

    Nastasya- perfect timing with her self-deprecating humor. And she is amazing with the other characters voices. I LOVE how she does River. But she makes them all sound like different REAL people. You forget you are listening to one person.

    Audible PLEASE USE MORE NARRATORS LIKE KELLY LINTZ AND ALLISON MCLEMORE INSTEAD OF JUSTINE EYRE, renee raudman, and the lady that narrates the Kate Daniels series. These women don't even sound young enough to play the parts of 16-18 year olds in the books or they sound like men that smoke a pack a day.
    And Justine Eyre is just atrocious!!! SOMEONE TAUGHT HER A RIDICULOUS WAY TO NARRATE USING A FAKE NATURAL VOICE THAT GOES DOWN IN PITCH that makes me cringe especially with the extra gravelly thing she does at the end of her sentences.
    Female narrators should have feminine, clear and pleasing voices. I can't even buy the best books if they are narrated by Justine Eyre. Retrain yourself lady.
    We are spending good money to listen to the books we love!!!


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

    I just loved it all for bringing something different to immortality.


    Any additional comments?

    Yes, please get the 3rd book. I've already read it and its the best book in the series, but not the same with Kelly Lintz narrating it!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Sweet Evil

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Wendy Higgins
    • Narrated By Erin Mallon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (178)
    Performance
    (167)
    Story
    (169)

    What if there were teens whose lives literally depended on being bad influences? This is the reality for sons and daughters of fallen angels. Tenderhearted Southern girl Anna Whitt was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She's aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but Anna, the ultimate good girl, has always had the advantage of her angel side to balance the darkness within. It isn't until she turns 16 and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage and her willpower is put to the test.

    Brooke says: "Eh..."
    "Top 5 reads of the year so far!!!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Sweet Evil the most enjoyable?

    The narrator has a gentle, subtle, seemingly unscripted way of acting. I love her. Her voice is very relaxing.


    What did you like best about this story?

    See below


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

    She did a great job. Really one of my favorite narrators now.


    Any additional comments?

    WOW. Can I just say wow? Wow.....
    I'm 19 chapters in and this book has me wide awake at midnight, heart beating fast, and stopping because I feel COMPELLED to write SOMETHING it.

    No I'm not finished yet but I already know I'm giving it 5 stars. I would give it 10 if I could.

    I thought this would be another maybe kinda sorta good book to pass the time until a really good meaty one comes along like, say, Laini Taylor last book in the DOSAB series...but although it might not be 'meaty', it's most CERTAINLY filling.
    I didn't think I would like this so much!!! In fact, I don't merely like it, I LOVE IT.

    This book resonates well with me. I have a Christian background and am pretty dogmatic about doctrine. I have this belief that doctrine is pretty darn important so when I read a book about heaven or hell or angels and demons, I either cringe when the doctrine is way off or just made up and lose interest or ,if I really love the story and realize the doctrine isn't intended to be anywhere near what's described in the bible, then I just enjoy the story for what it is.

    But although this story has fictional events (I'm so jealous over the concept! I wish my pea brain could come up with such a believable yet incredible concept!!!), every time it mentions biblical history, it has been spot on.
    No cringing. No eye-rolling. Nothing but just a swoosh of relief, mixed with adoration toward the Author for researching, and a huge rush of joy that I'm reading a book I love, that keeps getting better and better, isn't at all preachy, and has some amazing characters that I would love to know in person!

    I'm at a point in the book where 3 or 4 game changers just happened and I'm starting to wonder about all the awesome twists and turns the plot can go from here. I guess I didn't realize that Anna and Kai's budding romance-ish love could go anywhere but in the earth with Romeo and Juliet, but now....POSSIBILITIES!!! Yesssssss.
    And now dare I say some ACTION??!! Badass heroine ass-kicking action? And more steamy hot tension for sure!!!!

    Read this book and decide if it connects with you the way it has with me. It's definitely in the same realm as the Fever series (but differently), and it's definitely in the same realm as the Laini Taylor books IMHO (but differently).

    Overall, it's refreshing and listening to it on audio has made the characters come alive and improved upon the story, thanks to the very "well done" acting by the narrator.

    Ok, I'm done. I will try not to gush like a total fan girl anymore. At least until I've finished the book. And maybe again after I finish each book in the series. :)

    WOOOWWW!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • My Life as a White Trash Zombie

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Diana Rowland
    • Narrated By Allison McLemore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2015)
    Performance
    (1868)
    Story
    (1865)

    Teenage delinquent Angel Crawford lives with her redneck father in the swamps of southern Louisiana. She's a high school dropout, addicted to drugs and alcohol, and has a police record a mile long. But when she's made into a zombie after a car crash, her addictions disappear, except for her all-consuming need to stay "alive".

    Marvin says: "New diet trend, become a zombie!"
    "Love this listen! Best narrator job ever."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of My Life as a White Trash Zombie to be better than the print version?

    Yes. Yes. Yes. I love this girl and found myself talking like her for fun.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Angel. Too many reasons...


    What about Allison McLemore’s performance did you like?

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE HER. Why isn't she narrating more books people? She's pure gold.


    If you could rename My Life as a White Trash Zombie, what would you call it?

    Perfect title.


    Any additional comments?

    I didn't want to read this at first because I thought it would be glorifying the white trash culture with vulgarity and sleaziness, but she's not white trash at all. Just poor. Big difference. Now, her boyfriend, yes...white trash.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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