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Karen

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

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  • Let the Dead Sleep: Cafferty and Quinn, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Heather Graham
    • Narrated By Natalie Ross
    Overall
    (150)
    Performance
    (131)
    Story
    (134)

    It was stolen from a New Orleans grave - the centuries-old bust of an evil man, a demonic man. It’s an object desired by collectors - and by those with wickedness in their hearts. One day, its current owner shows up at Danni Cafferty’s antiques shop on Royal Street, the shop she inherited from her father. But before Danni can buy the statue, it disappears, the owner is found dead…and Danni discovers that she’s inherited much more than she realized. In the store is a book filled with secret writing: instructions for defeating evil entities.

    bill doyle says: "it's a scary bust!"
    "Not up to par"
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    Would you try another book from Heather Graham and/or Natalie Ross?

    No from Heather Graham, always from Natalie Ross


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

    this had such promise, but it never came! Nora Roberts is too wordy, so this had the potential, but it just had one tone from start to finish. Divine evil was too close.
    Ms Graham wants a series with the start of this one. This just seemed long, but lacked the
    punch of Linda Howard or Sandra Brown.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    all with Wolf


    Did Let the Dead Sleep inspire you to do anything?

    No. I pre ordered and listen straight through. Not worth my time with the exception that Ms Ross saved the listen. Her male voice is just so good.


    Any additional comments?

    I use to read earlier works of Ms Graham, you must be a fan of her works to buy this.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Baby, Drive South: Southern Roads Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Stephanie Bond
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (250)
    Performance
    (216)
    Story
    (217)

    The hardheaded Armstrong brothers are determined to rebuild their tornado-ravaged hometown in the Georgia mountains. They've got the means, they've got the manpower...what they need are women! So they place an ad in a northern newspaper and wait for the ladies to answer their call. Porter, the youngest Armstrong, is all for importing women. Still, he's so blown away by the sheer numbers, he falls off the water tower. Luckily, there's a doctor among the newcomers - sweet and sexy Dr. Nikki Salinger.

    A User says: "Baby, Drive South ~ Anytime !!!"
    "Sorry Tanya Eby"
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    If you could sum up Baby, Drive South in three words, what would they be?

    I love stories of men towns, but it takes a great female voice for men IE: Tatiana Solkov, Karen White, Gabra Zackman or Natalie Ross. This had a good outline, but audio needs sexy men's voices from female reads.


    Would you recommend Baby, Drive South to your friends? Why or why not?

    Story had potential


    What aspect of Cassandra Campbell’s performance would you have changed?

    she needs to take a page out of Tatiana Solkov aka Tanya Eby. I am not crazy about her T.B. voice, but her deep T.S. male voice has given her lots of work. C.C. needs a deeper voice. C.C. was good with MacLoad Andrews in Karen Robards Hunted.


    Any additional comments?

    I thought this readers' AKA was Tanya Eby, but I was mistaken

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Reaper's Stand: Reapers Motorcycle Club, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Joanna Wylde
    • Narrated By Tatiana Sokolov, Sean Crisden
    Overall
    (309)
    Performance
    (290)
    Story
    (288)

    As Reapers Motorcycle Club president, Reese "Picnic" Hayes has given his entire life to the club. After losing his wife, he knew he'd never love another woman. These days, Reese keeps his relationships free and easy-he definitely doesn't want to waste his time on a glorified cleaning lady like London Armstrong. Too bad he's completely obsessed with her.Besides running her own business, London has her junkie cousin's daughter to look after.

    Kelli says: "REFORMED Skeptic about MC Series as Romance"
    "Remember To Go On a Picnic"
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    If you could sum up Reaper's Stand in three words, what would they be?

    Papa's hot story


    What other book might you compare Reaper's Stand to and why?

    this whole series is a saga, which makes you want to start at book #1. You must be able to take the F bomb in all the male voices. Each book is different and brings a lot of characters and imagination to this saga. I don't always agree that you have to start with book #1. (the reader in #1 was not great for male voice hence change to T.S) however, I happen to start with #1 but #2 was better due to the readers.


    What does Tatiana Sokolov and Sean Crisden bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    T.S. is suburb in her male voices. Sean Crisden, (AKA John Dan Miller, is hot! Check him out in Nora Roberts Pagan Stone.) He uses S.C. name for erotica type stories or ones that have strong language. The reviewers of this series made the producers change from Todd to Sean as Todd did not use his deeper voices.


    Any additional comments?

    if you listen to all the stories, you can figure out the teaser at the end of this book from the author. I can't wait for the story when author finally writes it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Devil's Game: Reapers Motorcycle Club, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Joanna Wylde
    • Narrated By Tatiana Sokolov, Todd Haberkorn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (472)
    Performance
    (443)
    Story
    (443)

    Em has lived her entire life in the shadow of the Reapers. Her overprotective father, Picnic, is the club's president. The last time she had a boyfriend, Picnic shot him. Now the men in her life are far more interested in keeping her daddy happy than showing her a good time. Then she meets a handsome stranger - a man who isn't afraid to treat her like a real woman. One who isn't afraid of her father. His name is Liam, and he's The One. Or so she thinks.

    Malinda says: "Great addition to the series! :D"
    "Romeo & Juliet Biker Style"
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    If you could sum up Devil's Game in three words, what would they be?

    Sweet, strong, Determined


    What other book might you compare Devil's Game to and why?

    this whole series is a romance saga, biker style. Well done and imaginative. You must be able to take the F bomb in almost every male sentence.


    What does Tatiana Sokolov and Todd Haberkorn bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    T.S, aka, Tanya Eby is great and also reads Madeline Sheen books. This author's stories are just a bit better from #2. Both author's did a fantastic job on #1. Todd Haberkorn aka, MacLeod Andrews is good, but he does not use his deeper voice in this series. He has a full range so don't give up on him...his deep voice is SEXY! Check out Nora Roberts series, Boonsbough #3 Ryder's story!


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

    When Hunter chooses Em


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Plays Well with Others: Daly Way, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Brynn Paulin
    • Narrated By Tatiana Sokolov
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (83)
    Performance
    (77)
    Story
    (77)

    Paisley Szuzman came to the Laurel Ridge Ranch in Daly, Wyoming to interview for an administrative position, but she's shocked, and secretly aroused, to find that the job might entail more than she envisioned. Anyone filling this spot must meet the criteria of plays well with others, and the "others" are the men on the ranch - four hunky cowboys who are pure, rugged temptation. Adventurous to the core, Paisley takes the challenge and finds more in store for her than she ever imagined.

    Christine says: "Another great Daly Way"
    "If You Need a Break"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Plays Well with Others to be better than the print version?

    just, audio edition. If you need a break from tension and the mess in news, this is a good short story to get your blood pumping again.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Plays Well with Others?

    this is about the men in this series, hot sex, and I mean hot. If you DO NOT like erotica, this is not for you. These men share and are imaginative!


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

    Yes, and she reads erotica or hard core subjects under this name, which was why I purchased this series. Her T.S. males are as sexy as they get. AKA Tanya Eby for mainstream reads. I only wished she had read Sandra Browns Exclusive as T.S. instead of T.E., IT DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN HER MALE VOICES.


    0 of 0 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
    (700)
    Performance
    (652)
    Story
    (657)

    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
    (26)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (25)

    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

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