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Patricia

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  • Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet: Charley Davidson, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Darynda Jones
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    Overall
    (1538)
    Performance
    (1409)
    Story
    (1412)

    Sometimes being the grim reaper really is that. Grim. And since Charley’s last case went so awry, she has taken a couple months off to wallow in the wonders of self-pity. But when a woman shows up on her doorstep convinced someone is trying to kill her, Charley has to force herself to rise above. Or at least get dressed. She quickly realizes something is amiss when everyone the woman knows swears she’s insane.

    CAROLYN says: "AS SOON AS I HIT 'PLAY' I WAS TOTALLY ENTHRALLED!!"
    "Awesome!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    I thought this book was the best in the series. Can't wait for Book 5!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • A Little Night Magic

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Lucy March
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1253)
    Performance
    (1153)
    Story
    (1142)

    Olivia Kiskey needs a change. She’s been working at the same Nodaway Falls, New York, waffle house since she was a teenager; not a lot of upward mobility there. She’s been in love with Tobias, the cook, for the last four years; he's never made a move. Intent on shaking things up, Olivia puts her house on the market, buys a one-way ticket to Europe, and announces her plans to her friends - but then she meets Davina Granville, a strange and mystical Southern woman....

    Elizabeth says: "Not quite Molly Harper, but not bad.."
    "Wow! How disappointing!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The only way this book could have been a 4 or 5 star experience is if it were written by a different author. The plot was mediocre, and the author clearly didn't know what to do with it. Half way through the book, I began cheering for the enemy. Part of me wanted her to lose just out of sheer frustration. I mean, come on, if the heroine was that stupid, she deserved to lose.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Amanda Ronconi’s performances?

    Sure, my review has nothing to do with the narrator. She can only read what's written on the pages.


    What character would you cut from A Little Night Magic?

    The heroine, Olivia. I would replace her with someone who had a little common sense. And maybe a brain.


    Any additional comments?

    The only saving grace is the last 2 chapters of the book. It gained a star from my original 1-star rating.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • His Secret Past

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Katie Reus
    • Narrated By Viv Williams
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (27)

    Six years ago, Alexis Baptiste's world was turned upside down when Hunter Cassidy disappeared without a trace, leaving her alone and pregnant. She's finally moving on with her life when he resurfaces, just in time to rescue her from a would-be assassin. Forced to join him on the run to protect herself and her young son, Alexis is now in even more danger: danger of falling for Hunter all over again.

    Patricia says: "Waste of Time! - Waste of Credit!"
    "Waste of Time! - Waste of Credit!"
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    Would you try another book from Katie Reus and/or Viv Williams?

    I really don't think I could handle another book like this, if it's an indication of her writing. The story was so implausible, and I could assess that in the first few chapters.


    Has His Secret Past turned you off from other books in this genre?

    This book was in a genre of its own. I love a good romantic suspense or mystery, but this was neither.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Viv Williams???s performances?

    I don't know.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from His Secret Past?

    Well, I'd start with the scene where the bad man tries to rape & kill the heroine. When the hero, her long-abandoned-one-&-only-true-Love and the father of her child rescues her by rushing in and killing the bad man, he tells her she's in danger & there are more bad men coming to kidnap her & their son. Instead of fleeing, she stands in her house arguing that she's not going anywhere with him until he explains where he's been for the past 5 years. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention this scene takes place immediately after she gets out of the shower, and is wrapped in only a towel. All while the hero is remembering her lush round figure, long legs, etc. etc. This scene goes on for a while and takes place in the early chapters. It only gets worse from there.


    Any additional comments?

    I always rate the books I read, but I've never written a review on any of them. I decided to write this one if only to save some other unsuspecting listener the loss of a credit. I wish someone had warned me.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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