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Karen

Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.

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  • Falke's Peak

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Anna Leigh Keaton
    • Narrated By Gina Cedarwood
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (312)
    Performance
    (199)
    Story
    (202)

    Stressed out ad-exec Dakota wandered into Catamount Outfitters in search of a guide for a wilderness excursion. She didn't expect to be greeted by not one but five of the most ruggedly delicious-looking men she'd ever seen... not to mention a live cougar guarding the shop!

    Root Dorn says: "Erotica with Laryngitis"
    "Beware this is Erotica Paranormal"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    good story for erotica. Gunner is fun as a cat. Too bad this story read by a person who has a bad female voice and just a passable male voice.
    Good that author changed readers for book 2


    Would you recommend Falke's Peak to your friends? Why or why not?

    If you like the 50 shades of Grey, this is fun.


    How could the performance have been better?

    this reader is awful. I think AKA Renee Nasusser, who is also awful. She keeps changing her name, but can not seem to get better. Give it up!


    Could you see Falke's Peak being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    NO, this is not for TV


    Any additional comments?

    on the win win sale so an Ok buy.

    4 of 4 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
    (693)
    Performance
    (646)
    Story
    (651)

    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!"
    ""The Wolf Inside""
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    What did you love best about Reaper's Legacy?

    Ruger is hot, determined and focused. This series has more story than the Madeline Sheehan #2. Both this author and MS #1 books are not to be missed. Too bad Stella Bloom did not have the great male voice needed to carry this series.


    What about Tatiana Sokolov and Todd Haberkorn ’s performance did you like?

    Well, TS is great and carried this book. Unfortunately Todd did not use his deeper voice as I am sure that was the deal to be able to use TS in this series. Todd does have a deeper male voice he uses for his other reads. I have not placed Todd's AKA, as I own so many books to go back and figure it out.


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

    when Sophie decided to put an end to abuse.


    Any additional comments?

    I will get Em story after listening to book #4. I an hoping that TS carries that book as she did in this one. #4 has a different male reader and for all I know ,Todd used his deeper voice, but I will not be able to tell until I hear it. This series needs deep male voices to make the strong bikers real, which TS has. Unfortunately, Todd's higher pitched biker voices failed to get the job done.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • How to Lose a Familiar in 10 Days

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 17 mins)
    • By Saranna DeWylde
    • Narrated By Hollie Jackson
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Got Familiar? Hemlock "Hemi" Butterbean does. She's got what some would call the familiar from hell. But he's not really a familiar. He's a warlock, one of the infamous Trifecta of Doom, under a curse that's turned him into a hellhound haranguing cat. Hemi finds out just how familiar her new kitty can be when the power of her fantasies make him a flesh and blood man ready to see to her every desire.

    Reaghan says: "The Quick & The Hot: Ro-medy at it's best"
    "Great Outline, Take it from Here"
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    Would you listen to How to Lose a Familiar in 10 Days again? Why?

    no, I own too many more to be listened, but it was cute. Author should start book 2 from this outline


    Which character – as performed by Hollie Jackson – was your favorite?

    she really brings out a good character


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

    yes as this was way too short


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Turning Point: Kathleen Turner, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Tiffany Snow
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (63)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (59)

    After her promotion from law firm Runner to Investigator, Kathleen Turner is learning the ropes of her new job from none other than assassin-for-hire Kade Dennon, a situation her boyfriend, Blane Kirk, is none too happy about. But the lessons with Kathleen take a back seat when Kade becomes a target. Previously untouchable, his enemies now know of the chink in his armor - his brother’s girlfriend. And Kade’s not the only thing coming between Kathleen and Blane. From Blane’s inexplicable defense of a man guilty of a horrible crime, to a mysterious stranger from Kathleen’s past, to Kathleen’s risky investigation into human traffickers, the obstacles mount....

    ann says: "Another great one!"
    "Must Love a Series with Spunk and Hunk"
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    What made the experience of listening to Turning Point the most enjoyable?

    Ok, I started with book 4 as that was Kades' story and it was yummy. However, these are NOT stand alone listens. The author ends the book with the start of the next book. Author does do some light reference to previous books making you think you must buy those. Frankly, you must love the 2 brothers, which I do, and A.D. male voices to start at book 1. I have read #4,#3, and I will have to listen to #2 & 1 before #5 . I purchased all 5 and they have not disappointed me, as the author got better with her dialogue as she wrote. I can't wait to get to book #5, but 1st will have to listen to the 1st two books as I should have.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Kade is just so irreverent and sexy. Blane is a hunk. The female is not my fave, but the author kept you listening with her take on the 2 brothers, HOT!! These are not erotica books. More of an on going romance/mystery. Nothing too deep or heavy, but the relationship of 2 brothers with the lead female carrying the series. If the brothers were not so much a part of this series, I would have stopped as this female lead is not my fave. She has too much emotional baggage. Every author wants a series, look at JD Robb, but this author did not know how to better develop the female lead so she could write past #5.


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

    I have downloaded about 15 of her reads as I love her male voices. She takes some getting use to on her female voice, so beware as many other reviewers had a different take on my new fave reader. I like Natalie Ross, Karen White, Gabra Zackman, and the late great Ms Anna Fields.


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

    Two Brothers, oh wait, they already have a film of 2 tigers with that name.


    Any additional comments?

    The cost of this series is under $10 and so worth the listening time. Enjoy

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wild Men of Alaska

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Tiffinie Helmer
    • Narrated By Erin Bennett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (23)

    Intense.... Rugged.... Sexy.... Untamed.... A collection of four novellas in the Wild Men of Alaska series.

    Debra says: "Love This Author!"
    ""Moosed Up""
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    this book came out as a trilogy and MOOSED Up is one of the stories I wanted and listened. Note: I have note listened to the other 2 stories as I write this, but Moosed up was such a disappointment, that I am not interested in listening to the other 2 books. I just purchased 20 other stories on sale and they have much more potential. I purchased this to hear lots of humor and got very little from Moose Up.


    What could Tiffinie Helmer have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    The outline talked about a moose who did funny things, and all humor was on the synopsis and not much more. The 3 hrs were just an outline and this could have been so much more fun if the author/editor fleshed it out with extended humor. This had the makings of such fun.


    How could the performance have been better?

    I am so done with Erin Bennett AKA MacKenzie Cartwright. She has gotten a chance as Erin Bennett do read better works, but for Me, she is not worth the buy. No real male voice and her female voice can not carry a read unless the story is just one you do not want to miss. i.e. The Four Horseman/Apocalypse series.


    What character would you cut from Wild Men of Alaska?

    No cut, just write with more depth as the story had a good start but the one I read seemed more of an outline.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Unbeautifully: Undeniable Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Madeline Sheehan
    • Narrated By Tatiana Sokolov
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (288)
    Performance
    (274)
    Story
    (275)

    Danielle 'Danny' West is the daughter of Deuce West, president of the Hell's Horsemen Motorcycle Club. A sweet and beautiful girl, she loses her way, searching for things that are always out of her reach. Erik 'Ripper' Jacobs is the Sergeant of Arms in the Hell's Horsemen. Once a man who always had a smile on his face, his life takes a turn for the worst when a tragedy befalls him, leaving him scarred and broken. During a midsummer night, Danny and Ripper's paths cross, forever changing their lives.

    Jordy says: "Scary, Amazing, Gritty, Captivating Love Story"
    "The Saga Continues"
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    Where does Unbeautifully rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    book 1 is a must if you start this series. I thought this story was going to be gruesome, but that was not the case. Author does a nice job of continuing the saga and make no mistake these are core romance with foul language. If you can not take the F bomb in almost every sentence, then this series is not for you.


    What did you like best about this story?

    author does a nice job of weaving characters in and out of her stories/series. This is an adult soap opera that is fairly simple about brotherhood and the "bitches" that are in them. Author takes some really tough guys and shows their emotional side.


    What about Tatiana Sokolov’s performance did you like?

    She has the male voice down so much better than when she reads as Tanya Eby, or it could be the material she is reading. Biker speaker "yeahaah". She did such a nice job on this series, she took over another series that Stella Bloom read book 1
    If you like TS, then check out her reads as Eby or Cassandra Campbell.


    Any additional comments?

    Note: I would not recommend buying all of this series at one time. This is pretty harsh dialogue and one needs to have some space between each story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bewitching

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Jill Barnett
    • Narrated By Anne Johnstonbrown
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (95)
    Performance
    (84)
    Story
    (84)

    What's a duke to do when a carefully selected bride rejects him rather than marry without love? He salvages his pride by marrying the next woman who falls into his arms. Joyous Fiona MacQuarrie bewitched the Duke of Belmore the moment she appeared from nowhere and knocked him over...literally. Joyous MacQuarrie is a Scottish witch whose powers of white magic are not always easy for her to control. When Alec's pride makes him choose to marry her, Joy turns the life of the most serious and snobbish duke in England upside down.

    Marian says: "One Of My Old Favorites Now in Audiobook Form"
    "A Classic Long Awaited, 80's/90's Humor"
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    Would you listen to Bewitching again? Why?

    If you are a Jill Barnett fan, then this was an auto download and long awaited. I found it on audible when surfing my old fave authors. If you are a classic romance lover, then this is for you.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bewitching?

    This was written in the 80 or early 90's and reflects the romance writing of that time. If you did not enjoy that period or are new to classic core romance, beware.


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

    She did a great job of Joy, but not so much on our beloved Duke. The core romance story carries this book.


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

    With all the vampire stories now on film, this would be in line with Maleficent, but a softer tone.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dragon's Triangle

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs)
    • By Christine Kling
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    Maggie Riley has settled into her new life in Thailand, working aboard her sailboat and doing her best to leave the past behind. When she receives a letter from a World War II vet claiming to have served with her grandfather who went missing in action, Riley is once again pulled into the intrigue that tore her family apart and led to the disappearance of her former search partner - and the love of her life.

    Karen says: "Beware of the Dragon"
    "Beware of the Dragon"
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    What made the experience of listening to Dragon's Triangle the most enjoyable?

    this is book 2 and you do not have to listen to book 1 to enjoy this story. Author does a great job of weaving elements so you want to buy book 1, but you do not need it to enjoy this one.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dragon's Triangle?

    When PeeWee confesses


    What about Angela Dawe’s performance did you like?

    I purchased this book when I went looking for her reads. She delivers! I love her male voices. Sexy See her Kathleen Turner series/ romance mystery.


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

    yes, what a great adventure. Well done


    Any additional comments?

    you must like stories that intertwine history and two different time frames. This book has a lot of sailing detail and is set in South East Asia. This has a great detail of the Asia's and gives you a nice view of the area if you are not familiar with it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Leopard's Prey: Leopard Series, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Christine Feehan
    • Narrated By Karen White
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (162)
    Performance
    (146)
    Story
    (149)

    From a tough stint in the armed forces to stalking the unknown as a bayou cop, leopard shifter Remy Boudreaux has been served well by his uncanny gifts. And right now, New Orleans could use a homicide detective like Remy. A serial killer is loose, snatching victims from the French Quarter with pitiless rage and unnatural efficiency. But something else is drawing Remy into the twilight - a beautiful jazz singer bathed night after night in a flood of bloodred neon.

    Damita says: "Awesome"
    ""Get Hungry""
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    What did you like best about Leopard's Prey? What did you like least?

    I love the hero Remy and the heroine was very good too. This is the 2nd book as #1 is about Remy's sister. This was a good listen and I chose it due to the alfa male in Remy. Good references to "the Leopard". This is set in New Orleans, and I am not a fan of that accent.


    If you’ve listened to books by Christine Feehan before, how does this one compare?

    I own a few C.F. books, but she really does not inspire me to buy more. I own so many other authors/listens and she is not an auto download for me like Sandra Brown. In fact CF is way down on the list. The few books I own are due to the good reader only.


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

    I purchased book due to K.W. reading it. I enjoy all her work and purchased many books because she has reads them. Try her Julie James and Jill Shavis reads, GREAT listens


    Did Leopard's Prey inspire you to do anything?

    I would only get book1 on sale as this author is really not for me.


    Any additional comments?

    If you are a CF fan, then this is a great listen, I give her creativity an 8.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Out of Turn: The Kathleen Turner Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Tiffany Snow
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (58)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (56)

    Breaking up is hard to do, as Kathleen Turner discovers. After a falling-out with her ex, high-powered attorney Blane Kirk, she’s moving on the best she can. Unfortunately, someone from her past is set on revenge and nothing short of killing Kathleen will stop them. Keeping his brother’s ex-girlfriend alive isn’t something new to assassin-for-hire Kade Dennon, but this time can he protect her from himself? She’s a woman he can’t convince himself to walk away from, no matter what it costs him.

    Angel Claire says: "Go team Kade!!!"
    ""I Got $20 On The Redhead""
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    Where does Out of Turn rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Ok, you must like a series as the author keeps you tied to her books with twists and turns with our two heroes. I started with this book as I wanted Cades' story. I loved it, but I do not care for the heroine, Kat. She is strong since she was a cops' daughter, but since the author wants a series she makes our heroine have weak emotions. I purchased #4 & 5 as they seem to be Cade stories. He's as sexy as they get!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Out of Turn?

    The times when Cade waxes poetic to Kat. I love Cades' character as he is the quintessential smart mouth and bad boy. You will get a laugh when all three go exploring in shoe boxes.


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

    A.D. has a great male voice I like. I went looking for her reads and found this series.


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

    Yup, I sure did listen in one day and into the night. On to book #5. If I like the book, I may buy the beginning books. I have to read the reviews first as one reviewer stated heroine is a bit weak. Each story does set up the next book so be warned if you do not like series. These are not stand alone listens. I am not compelled to listen to a series from book 1. Many authors get so much better later on in a series with their dialogue.


    Any additional comments?

    JD Robbs' Naked in Death is an exception. Book 1 is still the best.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sacrifice: Detective Jane Candiotti, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Clyde Phillips
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    On a cold, foggy night, two lives are cut short. The first: Philip Iverson, a billionaire philanthropist shot to death in a hotel parking structure. The second: Willie Temple, a homeless man stabbed through the heart on an abandoned San Francisco pier. The murders of such disparate men can’t possibly be connected…can they? SFPD Lieutenant Jane Candiotti is still coming to terms with her promotion and her marriage to Detective Kenny Marks when the Iverson and Temple cases land in her lap.

    Karen says: "Never Give Up"
    "Never Give Up"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Sacrifice to be better than the print version?

    Angela Dawe is great! I went looking for her reads and found this series. Now I have to say, Angela's male voices are good for my taste and it is the reason I buy her reads.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Sacrifice?

    When Ken asks Jane if they still have jobs.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I love Kenny's scarcastic humor. More of that in book 2 than this one. Book 2 blew me away. This book was good, but if you only try one buy #2 first to get a taste of the author. This book will not disappoint either.


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

    Yup, I should did listen to this story in one day! I am going to down load next book as soon as I press send on this review. These stories are that good. Book 1&4 to go


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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