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Rusty

Avid reader for 45 years

Galloway, NJ, United States

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  • Hazardous Duty: Presidential Agent Series, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By W.E.B. Griffin, William E. Butterworth
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (287)
    Performance
    (267)
    Story
    (262)

    Mexican drug cartels are shooting up the streets of Laredo and El Paso. Somali pirates are holding three U.S. tankers for ransom. The President of the United States is fed up and, as Commander in Chief, has what he thinks is a pretty bright idea — to get hold of Colonel Charley Castillo and his merry band and get them on the case. Unfortunately, that will be difficult. Everybody knows that the President hates Castillo’s guts, and has just had him forcibly retired from the military, and now Castillo’s men are scattered far and wide, many of them in hiding.

    Michael says: "TRIPE!!! Utter Tripe with horrible editing."
    "Nothing but Talk, Talk, Talk"
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    So far I have listened to more than 5 hours of this 6+ hour book and absolutely nothing has happened except talk, talk, talk. I can't believe this was written by the original author - there are too many details from the previous books that are totally wrong. Much of this book is spent retelling in minuet detail what happened in the first 7 book, as if the "writer" can't think of a new story line. There should be a law... What a disappointing end to a great series.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Night Is Darkest

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Jayne Rylon
    • Narrated By Gregory Salinas
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Lacey Daughtry's perfect weekend is interrupted by tragic news of her brother's murder in the line of duty. Plagued by a rash of mysterious phone calls, she turns to her brother's best friends and fellow officers for protection...and comfort. Spending time in close contact with Mason and Tyler, the two men she's dreamed of since her first girlhood crush, seems like the answer to a prayer. Especially when they begin to explore the desire she's harbored for so long.

    Rusty says: "Good writing, thin plot"
    "Good writing, thin plot"
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    I thought this book had lots of potential but the plot had some reality problems. I liked Lacey, the main female character a lot, who was smart, funny and strong. However, when her brother is murdered, the plot has her getting romantically involved with 2 her brother's childhood friends within days of the funeral. So not happening!!! Next, the 2 friends Mason & Tyler (2 sexy cops who secretly bisexual), spend more time trying to get Lacey in bed than investigating the murder of a fellow cop. Again, not happening. All the characters were interesting and believable; the story just need a reality check. Excellent narrator!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ours to Love: Wicked Lovers, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Shayla Black
    • Narrated By Lexi Maynard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (198)
    Performance
    (191)
    Story
    (192)

    Billionaires Xander and Javier Santiago head to Louisiana seeking a new start, where they both fall for the beautiful and tragic London McLane. London is stunned to find herself open to every heated suggestion...and desperately hopes that her love will heal them. But a killer is watching, on a single-minded mission to destroy everything the Santiago brothers hold dear, especially London. As fear and desire collide, every passionate beat of her heart could be her last.

    Leesa says: "Cheesy, but I like cheese"
    "Just Doesn't Make Sense"
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    I found this book too unbelievable to enjoy. I can't see the FBI allowing an female agent to be subjected to sexual abuse in order to save another agent. I can't believe a professional dominant would instantly be trusted to help stage a rescue - a man who basically sells his services to strangers for sexual fulfillment. While well-written with amusing parts, the basic plot seemed juvenile.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Surrender to Me: Wicked Lovers, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Shayla Black
    • Narrated By Lexi Maynard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (329)
    Performance
    (301)
    Story
    (301)

    A Navy SEAL accepts a hot proposition: share a buddy's girlfriend and fulfill her dream of a ménage. But after meeting Kata he needs more than one night. And he wants her all to himself-a guilty secret that becomes a dangerous fantasy.

    Erin says: "Well, you can't love EVERYTHING an author writes"
    "Why Women Really Enjoy Abuse"
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    Disguised as a romance, Surrender to Me is a disturbing book that preaches that women really want to be beaten, abused and humiliated in the name of love. Here are the rules: 1. Men have the right to dominate without regard. 2. Women give up all rights to their bodies when in a relationship, 3. It's okay to treat women worse than an animal as long as multiple orgasms are involved. 4. What men want is more important than anything else, 5. Women get turned on by abusive and aggressive behavior. While just a work of fiction, novels promoting more violence against women are unsettling, not entertainment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Decadent: Wicked Lovers Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Shayla Black
    • Narrated By Lexi Maynard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (563)
    Performance
    (511)
    Story
    (515)

    How can a virgin seeking happily ever after with a hot pop star who has a penchant for threesomes win her fantasy man? Kimber Edgington desperately needs a plan to convince Jesse McCall, who's been her friend and secret crush since they spent a summer together as teenagers, that they are meant for each other. But all the tabloid stories about his sexual escapades make her feel oh so inadequate.

    Sandra says: "To Menage or Not"
    "Menage for Virgins"
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    Once again, Shayla Black almost wrote a really good book. Luke and Deke (cousins) were both fun and sexy. Kimber (tom boy nursing student) was refreshingly different from the typical lead female character - spunky, funny, strong. The problem: this intelligent, educated woman "wants" to learn about ménage so she can please an immature rock star that she hasn't seen in 5 years. Kimber "wants" to save her virginity for a childhood crush but "needs" to learn how to participate in orgies (since all rock stars do it), so she trusts 2 men she barely knows to teach her about oral and anal sex. What the hell? Please don't write a smart adult female character then have her do something only an immature teenager would think is a good idea. As always, Lexi Maynard was excellent as narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wicked Ties: Wicked Lovers Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Shayla Black
    • Narrated By Lexi Maynard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (798)
    Performance
    (722)
    Story
    (722)

    When a stalker ratchets up his attempts to get to her, cable sex-talk-show host Morgan O'Malley turns to Jack Cole - a self-proclaimed dominant - for help. Though Jack is a bodyguard, Morgan feels anything but safe in his presence. Because slowly and seductively, Jack is bringing her deepest fantasies to the surface. And when he bends her to his will, what's more shocking than her surrender is how much she enjoys it and how she starts to crave his masterful touch.

    laurie eller says: "worth the credit!"
    "Almost good book"
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    The characters (both main and supporting) were interesting, the dialogue was snappy, and the plot could have been interesting & suspenseful. Both the writer and narrator are extremely talented. I tried to ignore the dom/sub stuff, which wasn't hard core, but I got bored with the emphasis on "toys and play". I kept wondering if Jack & Morgan could actually enjoy sex if stranded on deserted island without ropes, clamps, etc.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Blush

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Opal Carew
    • Narrated By Clarissa Knightly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (17)

    Kama Sutra, Tantra, Ménage…are you ready to blush? Hanna Lane wishes she could shed her inhibitions and unleash her wild side in the bedroom. When she meets J. M. - a Kama Sutra and Tantra master - they embark on a sizzling path of discovery, exploring the ancient sensual arts and discovering new techniques that allow Hanna to unlock her naughtiest fantasies and make them a red-hot reality. But when Hanna’s ex-boyfriend Grey re-enters her life determined to win her back, Hanna longs to share herself with both men.

    Patricia says: "Awful!"
    "Orgasm 101"
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    Main female character (age unknown) has never had an orgasm. She is supposedly old enough to own a cafe but not mature enough to seek counseling for an obvious problem? While her former boyfriend is looking for a solution, she just seems to whine. The writing was pretty good but the main character was not likable to me. I couldn't understand why old lover wants her back and a new man is even interested.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Control

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Charlotte Stein
    • Narrated By Janice Enright
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (15)

    When Madison Morris decides to hire an assistant to help run her naughty bookshop, she gets a lot more than she bargained for. Aggressive Andy doesn't quite make the grade, but continues to push her buttons in other areas, while uptight and utterly repressed Gabriel can't quite take Madison's training techniques. One makes her grasp control, while the other makes her lose it. But the lines are blurring and she's no longer sure who's leading and who's following. In the midst of kinky threesomes and power plays, can Madison work out what she really wants?

    karen says: "Disappointing narrator bad story"
    "No Interaction"
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    This book seemed to take place all in the head of the book store owner; it's one long monologue of the main character's feelings and thoughts. How horny she is, who she desires, what she wants (me,me,me). No details of age, appearance, back history to set the story in my mind. Just lots of rambling.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bonds of Need: Wicked Play, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Lynda Aicher
    • Narrated By Emily Caldwell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (182)
    Performance
    (164)
    Story
    (168)

    When Kendra Morgan attends a party at an exclusive sex club, she's not driven by mere curiosity. Hoping to prove she's put the past behind her, Kendra must instead face up to needs she's denied for too long. Despite her lingering fears, she can't resist the temptation to play.… Deklan Winters has had his eye on his attractive neighbor for months, but only senses Kendra is no stranger to the BDSM scene when she walks into his club. And he can tell that's not her only secret....

    Leesa says: "Just right!!"
    "Bruise the one you love"
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    Well written characters, but I couldn't get past the part where an intelligent woman needs to feel extreme physical pain to enjoy sex. While I am all for freedom of choice, it gave me the creeps. The plot seemed to validate self destructive behavior by women and abuse by men. So not fun or romantic!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tart: Delicious, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Lauren Dane
    • Narrated By Anadelle Waters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (61)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (60)

    Juliet Lamprey is having the time of her life running her successful bakery, Tart, when Gideon Carter comes back into her life. Returning home to help his grandfather run the family on the farm, Gideon is back for good. When they meet again, the spark between them is immediate, and it isn't long before the former childhood friends play catch up in bed.That's not good news for local lawyer Cal Whaley. Though the sexually open but strictly monogamous Cal has loved Jules for a long time, he's hardly ever taken it further than friendship.

    SassiKassi says: "Disappointing narrator"
    "Good but confusing without reading prequel"
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    While I enjoyed most of Tart, I was confused in the beginning because I hadn't read the first book in this series. (Audible doesn't list Sway as book 1 but I understand it should be). Also some characters are a cross-over from the last book of the Brown Family series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Laid Bare: Brown Family, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Lauren Dane
    • Narrated By Lucy Rivers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (199)
    Performance
    (190)
    Story
    (188)

    It's been ten years since clean-cut, sexy-as-hell police officer Todd Keenan had a white-hot fling with Erin Brown, the provocative, wild rocker chick next door. Their power exchange in the bedroom got under his skin. But love wasn't in the cards just yet.... Now, life has thrown the pair back together. But picking up where they left off is tough, in light of a painful event from Erin's past. As Todd struggles to earn her trust, their relationship takes an unexpected and exciting turn when Todd's best friend, Ben, ends up in their bed - and all three are quite satisfied in this relationship without a name.

    Jordy says: "It was good but I was expecting great"
    "Good drama, bad male voices"
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    All the characters in this book were well written with humor and depth. The plot involves family, tragedy, friendship as well as lots of sex. The narrator was fine when reading the story but really bad trying to create different voices for individual characters, particularly the men.(Lucy Rivers has a pleasant voice & should stick to just reading the words) Only minor negative was the unbelievable part about the 2 boyhood friends were are bi-sexual yet never attracted to each other until they both want the same woman,

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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