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Karen

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

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  • Rogue Rider

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Larissa Ione
    • Narrated By Erin Bennett
    Overall
    (281)
    Performance
    (252)
    Story
    (254)

    Born of a match between good and evil, four siblings stand between hell's minions and everything they want to destroy. They are the Lords of Deliverance, and they have the power to ward off Doomsday... or let it ride.... Jillian Cardiff came to this remote mountain town to forget the demon attack that almost killed her. Instead, she rescues - and falls for - a gorgeous stranger who has no memory of anything other than his name. Handsome, charming, and protective, Reseph seems like the kind of man whom Jillian can trust.

    Katheryne says: "Reseph's Redemption"
    "Hot Chocolate and great humor"
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    Where does Rogue Rider rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Of the stories in this series, this one is one of the best. Best dialogue of the series, as the author had to put all the books together, but still keep your interest without making it a commercial informercial


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Rogue Rider?

    when the group is together holding the baby at the BBQ


    Which character – as performed by Erin Bennett – was your favorite?

    Erin is the best reader in this series. Her female voice is very good, great pace. Her male voice could be deeper, but the dialogue in this story is fast pace so, it is a great listen.


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

    I am not a great fan of paranormal, so this one is a great one for the genre.


    1 of 2 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
  • Blindsided: Detective Jane Candiotti, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Clyde Phillips
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    San Francisco homicide detective Jane Candiotti never shies away from the risks of the job. Now she’s finally ready to gamble on her personal life, inviting her partner and boyfriend Kenny Marks to move in. But just when domestic bliss settles in, Skip Lacey, an ex-cop turned junkie, is found brutally murdered, his eyes gouged out with a spoon. He is the first—but he won’t be the last.

    Karen says: "Makes You Hold Your Breath"
    "Makes You Hold Your Breath"
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    What made the experience of listening to Blindsided the most enjoyable?

    Reader Angela Dawe is why I purchased. If you like Romance J.D. Robb, then you may like this series. Our heroine has more of a famine side/emotions.


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

    Twists keep you on the edge.
    Well done! I cried and the end made me say WHOA!


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

    I love her male voices and Kenny, hero, is tops! I love his sense of humor and sarcasm


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

    Yup, I did listen into the night!


    Any additional comments?

    I have purchase 2 of the four. These have a bit of the macabre as writer does TV Dexter series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hell for Leather: Black Knights Inc., Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Julie Ann Walker
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (32)

    Only the most urgent crisis could force Delilah Fairchild to abandon her beloved biker bar and ask the surly Bryan "Mac" McMillan for help. What the ex-FBI agent has against her is a mystery…but when the bullets start to fly, Mac is her only chance for finding her uncle alive. Mac knows that beautiful women can't be trusted, but he has to put his natural wariness of Delilah aside to help her. With the clock ticking, Mac and Delilah find themselves holding on to each other in the wildest adventure of their lives.

    Felicia The Geeky Blogger says: "Angela Dawe FTW"
    "Humor, Listen for It"
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    Would you try another book from Julie Ann Walker and/or Angela Dawe?

    Just a maybe on J.A.W. if other reviewers like it. Angela D. an absolutely YES. I went looking for more of her reads and found this one. A.D. can only do so much with an author's work! This was at the right price, under $10. It had a good outline and some creative dialogue, but author was a bit too repetitive in trying to capture some emotion. Author should have stuck to the mystery, humor and sexy heroes.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Well, I cautioned myself on buying the next book coming out. If I buy it, it is only because A.D. is reading it


    Which scene was your favorite?

    when the B.K. guys talk about sharing care for baby Black Knight


    Do you think Hell for Leather needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    this is a series and A.D. should continue to read them as they come out. I hope the author has a better editor as this had so much more potential.


    Any additional comments?

    Love to hear Zellners story

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Inside: Bulletproof Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Brenda Novak
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (161)
    Performance
    (134)
    Story
    (135)

    Virgil Skinner served 14 years for a murder he didn’t commit. He’s finally been exonerated, but he can’t escape the gang he joined in order to survive. They’ll do anything to keep him from telling what he knows. And if they can’t get to Virgil, they’ll go after his sister and her kids. The California Department of Corrections needs someone to infiltrate another gang, one that’s taking control of the state’s most notorious supermax. Virgil’s the perfect candidate, and he’ll agree to do it under an alias - in exchange for his sister’s protection.

    Donna Thomas says: "Great Book"
    "Compelled"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yup, my 1st B.N. book and well worth the listening time. Characters were compelled and so is a listener to hear this story. This one had me on the edge of my seat to hear the details unfold.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Our hero is as sweet as can be, almost regaining his lost years.


    What about Angela Dawe’s performance did you like?

    I went looking for her work and discovered this series. A.D. is wonderful and she has improved so much from my 1st listens of her reads.


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

    Compelled


    Any additional comments?

    this is a fast listen which keeps you up late to finish...note: if you are looking for steamy love scenes with lots of graph language, this is not it. This was more of The Fugitive type story which will not disappoint.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Eternal Hunter: Night Watch, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Cynthia Eden
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    Overall
    (46)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (44)

    Assistant DA Erin Jerome has a secret. Make that two. One: She's not entirely human - she's Other, desperately trying to keep her supernatural strength under wraps. Two: she's got a killer stalking her - an Other rogue set on "gifting" her bloody corpses. But the bounty hunter on her new case isn't worried about any of that. Jude Donovan is a shapeshifter himself, and the new DA's midnight hair and addictive scent tell him all he thinks he needs to know....

    Karen says: "Tanya Gets Better"
    "Tanya Gets Better"
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    What did you like best about Eternal Hunter? What did you like least?

    This is a good Tiger story/mystery which leads into the series. I would have liked more Tiger references i.e.: bushes tickling his whiskers. I just finished a hard core biker listen, Undeniable, and it has made this listen a bit tame. This needed a bit more of something? I wanted to try a book from this author as she is often pair with shelly Laurenston.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I have about 7 hrs to finish. This book needs more something i.e. humor, whit, or sex. So far I am not too impressed, so for once, I did not auto download the rest of the series, of which I am glad. Hey in 7 hrs it could impress me, lets hope so.


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

    Tanya has gotten a whole lot better at reading since she started recording as Tatiana Sokolov, Madeline Sheelan's Undeniable. AKA Cassandra Campbell and main stream Tanya Eby are her more lighter reads/mysteries.
    She had recorded Linda Howards Heart of Fire which I will have to re listen. My all time fave Sandra Brown Exclusive, she did not do well unfortunately! Her talent has a wide range and she may have another AKA name which I can't label yet. Her talent is best when the author is good.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Long Hard Ride: Rough Riders, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Lorelei James
    • Narrated By Rebecca Estrella
    Overall
    (216)
    Performance
    (197)
    Story
    (202)

    One lucky woman…three sexy cowboys…she's in for the ride of her life! Channing Kinkaid itches for a change; a wild western adventure with an untamed man. Determined to shed her inhibitions and embrace the steamier, seamier side of life, she sets her sights on hooking up with a real chaps-and-spurs-wearing cowboy. Enter Colby McKay - bull rider, saddle bronc buster and calf roper. From the moment he sets lust-filled eyes on the sweet and fiery Channing, he knows he's found the woman who's up to the challenge of cutting loose.

    karen says: "Slapping my Ears to put the Fire Out, It's So Hot!"
    "Ride 'Em Cowboy"
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    Would you listen to Long Hard Ride again? Why?

    This is erotica cowboy style and horse trailers. These are simple stories, nothing too deep. If you love a hard cowboy, this series is for you


    What did you like best about this story?

    Good use of fellow friends


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Rebecca Estrella?

    Maybe Edgard story.


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

    Yes, when Edgard says goodbye


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Powertools: Powertools (Series)

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Jayne Rylon
    • Narrated By Samantha Prescott
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (44)

    Five men with power tools, what more can a girl want? Includes the following stories: Kate's Crew - Sultry summer heat has nothing on the five-man crew renovating the house next door. Morgan's Surprise - If Morgan thought spilling the beans on her lust for Joe would scare him off, she couldn't have been more wrong. Kayla's Gift - For some reason, caressing the man on her table is blurring her normally crystal-clear distinction between nudity and sexuality. Devon's Pair - James is sure he's doomed to lose the man of his dreams.

    K. April Holgate says: "Steamy Read!!"
    "What a Crew"
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    What made the experience of listening to Powertools the most enjoyable?

    Great use of erotic imagination and sharing.


    What other book might you compare Powertools to and why?

    See Lorieli Chase


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Not sure if this reader is aka Angela Dawe. New reader for this series is great, he is sexy and hot.


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

    I enjoyed James and Neil's story...tender


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • My Butterfly, Volume 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By SJ Byrne
    • Narrated By Hollie Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1)
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    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Grateful for her aunt's generosity, Katherine Daniels leaves her failed marriage behind and heads to Scotland. Reconnecting with an artistic talent she'd abandoned under the tyranny of her ex-husband, Katherine begins a journey of healing and self-transformation. Finding love wasn't on her agenda, but what do you do when it finds you? Though she embraces the man who quickly steals her heart, she's harboring a secret that just may shatter her fragile new existence.

    Karen says: "Author's first Try?"
    "Author's first Try?"
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    Would you try another book from SJ Byrne and/or Hollie Jackson?

    Author needs a better editor...needs to move along a bit faster! Hollie Jackson aka Eva kaminsky always does a wonderful Scots/Irish/Aussie voice which did not disappoint in this this book.


    Would you ever listen to anything by SJ Byrne again?

    I would have to read other reviewers first. This had a good outline, but I have listened to 3 hrs already and the slow evolvement does not make me want to stay with the story. Our hero hardly has made an appearance for 3 hrs of listening. Too much of a "chick story" to keep my interest.


    What about Hollie Jackson’s performance did you like?

    I purchased as I love HJ UK and Aussie accents, See Playing the Part


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I love Scotland and the accents in this book! The story is just too slow for me. See amazon reviews for more comments.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fatal Affair

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Marie Force
    • Narrated By Felicity Munroe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (613)
    Performance
    (498)
    Story
    (508)

    Washington, D.C., Metro Police Detective Sergeant Sam Holland needs a big win to salvage her career - and her confidence - after a disastrous investigation. The perfect opportunity arises when Senator John O’Connor is found brutally murdered in his bed, and Sam is assigned to the case. Matters get complicated when Sam has to team up with Nick Cappuano, O’Connor’s friend and chief of staff...and the man Sam had a memorable one-night stand with years earlier. Their sexual chemistry still sizzles, and Sam has to fight to stay focused on the case.

    Chrystal says: "Great Story"
    "Awful reader, What a Waste!"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I own hundreds to be listened to and could not afford to waste any more of my listening time


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    This had a good summery and even has more stories for a series, ie j.d. Robb. However, turned off by this reader!


    How could the performance have been better?

    This reader Ruined a good story! Gads, doesn't the production engineer review after First 30 min? This reader must have walked into the recording studio without ever reviewing the book at all. Her voice was so sqweekey she made our hero so dull! Why would I even bother to review the rest of the series?


    Could you see Fatal Affair being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Don't bother


    Any additional comments?

    Unfortunately, I did not listen to this book when I first purchased, and now suck with a book I had to stop listening to after 40 mins into story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ghost Moon: Bone Island Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Heather Graham
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (156)
    Performance
    (120)
    Story
    (120)

    Reclusive collector Cutter Merlin is seldom seen in Key West - lately, not at all. Officer Liam Beckett visits Merlin’s curious house and discovers the gentleman in his study. In his death grip: a volume of occult lore and a reliquary. His eyes are wide with fright, his mouth a horrified rictus where spiders now dwell. Kelsey Donovan returns to the old house to catalog her estranged grandfather’s collection of artifacts and antiquities, vowing to see his treasures divested properly.

    Karen says: "Angela Dawe, Great Reader"
    "Angela Dawe, Great Reader"
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    Would you try another book from Heather Graham and/or Angela Dawe?

    yes with A. Dawe, no more from Heather Graham unless on sale. This was a sale book and was Ok for the price. This had a good mystery/outline, but it fell flat overall for an 8 hr listen.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Heather Graham? Why or why not?

    She has a good outline, but spends way too much dialogue promoting her other books and she does not do it well. Her mystery portion good, but her romance portion needs work. I have tried a few, but no more unless her story has a fave reader of mine.Check out Sandra Brown. Her romance portions are not many, but the hero is always HOT!


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

    Ms Dawe has really improved over some of her early reads I had purchased. Ms Dawe use to turn up her voice at the end of sentences . I just download 2 more current works of hers and I look forward to listening to them.


    Do you think Ghost Moon needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    this was a series, but did not love this book enough to purchase full price book 1 and 2. The reviewers said this was the best of the series. I could not fault it, but a good editor should have figured out how to best showcase the book.


    Any additional comments?

    I love the ghost, Bartholomew as he had some fun dialogue...author should follow that line a bit more. She had so many characters from her other books that it seems like an infomercial. If you are a good storyteller, fans will seek out the books available.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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