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Judy Ryan

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  • Hunted: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4158)
    Performance
    (3869)
    Story
    (3870)

    For a 2,000-year-old Druid, Atticus O’Sullivan is a pretty fast runner. Good thing, because he’s being chased by not one but two goddesses of the hunt - Artemis and Diana - for messing with one of their own. Dodging their slings and arrows, Atticus, Granuaile, and his wolfhound Oberon are making a mad dash across modern-day Europe to seek help from a friend of the Tuatha Dé Danann. His usual magical option of shifting planes is blocked, so instead of playing hide-and-seek, the game plan is...run like hell.

    D says: "Another Serving of Hilari-tea"
    "The best in the series to date"
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    Mr. Hearne in this fourth book in the series, got it right with a perfect mix of humor, great story telling and a narrator that makes the characters come alive. Kudos to Luke Daniels for his great performance and pronunciation of a difficult language. It is best to read the books in order due to so many characters come and go throughout the novels. For those of you who find Oberon a hoot you will be please to hear he plays a major role throughout the whole book.
    This book was well worth the credit to buy it. Enjoy

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jacob: Nightwalkers Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Jacquelyn Frank
    • Narrated By Xe Sands
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1194)
    Performance
    (1048)
    Story
    (1046)

    Since time began, there have been Nightwalkers - the races of the night who live in the shadows of the moonlight. Love with humans is absolutely forbidden, and one man makes certain to uphold this ancient law: Jacob, the Enforcer. For 700 years, he has resisted temptation. But not tonight... Jacob knows the excuses his people give when the madness overtakes them and they fall prey to their lust for humans. He's heard every one and still brought the trespassers to justice. Immune to forbidden desires, uncontrollable hungers....

    Dorothea says: "Awesome!"
    "A little less talk and a lot more action"
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    The storyline was interesting but proceeded slowly. This may be because it was the first book in the series and the Author was setting the storyline and introducing all the future characters. But it got tedious when the main characters had to discuss their feelings, thoughts and actions to the point of stalling the story. When they droned on and on the main female character started to sound childish and the male pompous. The narrator did a fine job on the voices for the secondary characters but the voice for Jacob was like gravel and Bella was high pitch and whinny. Several times I almost gave up, but the secondary characters sound more interesting and give me hope that the other books won't be so plodding.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Forged in Steele: A KGI Novel, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Maya Banks
    • Narrated By Adam Paul
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (277)
    Performance
    (257)
    Story
    (255)

    Steele, a KGI team leader, is an enigma not even his teammates understand. His emotions are tightly locked down and nothing can break that icy exterior. Nothing except Maren Scofield, a doctor on a mission, a woman who has gotten under Steele’s skin and threatens to crack that unflappable cool he’s legendary for. Steele is determined not to allow Maren past his carefully guarded defenses. But he has a decision to make. Hold tight and shut her out. Or take a chance on something more powerful than he’s ever faced: Love.

    Judy Ryan says: "If it's not broke ....."
    "If it's not broke ....."
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    What made the experience of listening to Forged in Steele the most enjoyable?

    You get familiar with characters though out the series, and start to look forward to their book.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    As I said If it's not broke don't fix it. Changing the narrator detracted from the flow of the series. The same characters with different voices ruins the experience.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Shelter Mountain

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Robyn Carr
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
    Overall
    (1238)
    Performance
    (829)
    Story
    (827)

    Marine veteran John "Preacher" Middleton intimidates just about everyone who walks into his bar. But when an abused young mother comes in, seeking protection from her ex-husband, Preacher promises to become her guardian - and maybe something more.

    Judy says: "These books are fantastic!"
    "A little preachy at times."
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    A quick easy listen. Reminded me of the show Bonanza where the father always had the perfect sage advice at the right time in the right place etc.. Predictable plot nothing complex
    Good vacation listening.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hammered: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7210)
    Performance
    (6545)
    Story
    (6546)

    Thor, the Norse god of thunder, is worse than a blowhard and a bully - he’s ruined countless lives and killed scores of innocents. After centuries, Viking vampire Leif Helgarson is ready to get his vengeance, and he’s asked his friend Atticus O’Sullivan, the last of the Druids, to help take down this Norse nightmare.One survival strategy has worked for Atticus for more than two thousand years: stay away from the guy with the lightning bolts. But things are heating up in Atticus’s home base of Tempe, Arizona....

    Hallie says: "Love this series!"
    "You need to read these books in order"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The first quarter of the book was heavy on the Celtic mythology it made the flow of the story bog down.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Kevin Hearne? Why or why not?

    I have the whole series that Audible has available,and I am waiting for the next book to be added to Audible library


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The war scene when Atticus helped his friends get justice but they died after accomplishing their goal.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    yes as long as the first part of th book was left out


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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