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Karen

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

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  • Come a Little Bit Closer: The Sullivans, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Bella Andre
    • Narrated By Eva Kaminsky
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (393)
    Performance
    (359)
    Story
    (362)

    Valentina isn't averse to sensual pleasure, or even to the idea of finding true love, but as a Hollywood business manager she's watched too many smart women fall for actors...only to be torn apart when the fairytale comes to its inevitable end. But when intense weeks together on set turn their heated attraction into red-hot flames of passion, Smith knows he has to find a way to convince Valentina to let him get a little bit closer. Close enough to completely steal her heart...the way she's stolen his from the start.

    Mohamad says: "So sensual"
    "So Sexy Smith"
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    If you could sum up Come a Little Bit Closer: The Sullivans in three words, what would they be?

    Strong,sexy, and tender


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    smith, strong and sexy, and still very tender. Gifts every day!


    What aspect of Eva Kaminsky’s performance would you have changed?

    Her male voice is ok, but her female voice get a bit mushy/breathy or it could be the dialogue. I like the stories,and just put up with her voice. She does a spot on Aussie voice that is great. Maybe she should read these stories in that voice so doesn't get so breathy sounding. It is way too much


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

    when the movie hero, brings baby booties to the film heroine


    Any additional comments?

    very clever of the author to make a movie with our hero...I was waiting for Smith's and Ryan's story and I think the Author really got into the swing of better writing in these two stories. Enjoy

    1 of 3 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
  • 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
    (47)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (45)

    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.


    1 of 1 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)
    Performance
    (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

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