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Lilian

Seattle WA United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Shameless: House of Rohan Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Anne Stuart
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (222)
    Performance
    (168)
    Story
    (167)

    A long string of tragic loves haunts Viscount Benedick Francis Alistair Rohan. Cool and cynical, he's weary of life's fickle games and wants a prim and proper wife he can ignore while indulging his sensual appetites. Lady Melisande Carstairs is nothing less than a tornado storming into Benedick's measured life. Possessed of boundless energy and the soul of a reformer, Melisande always conquers, whether it's saving the souls of soiled doves or seducing the man she's inconveniently fallen for.

    Deanne says: "Love this family."
    "Second time is a charm"
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    I had listened to Susan's narration once and was sorely disappointed with her performance on that book...I am glad to say she did a far better job with this series...it helps that this was a different kind of series based on generations.....I think the whole summoning the devil and all that was taking it to a different turn but it was a strong enjoyable and entertaining series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Phenomenal X: Hard Knocks, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Michelle A. Valentine
    • Narrated By Alexandria Wilde, Sean Crisden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (26)

    From the mean streets of Detroit rises the newest superstar of professional wrestling, Xavier Cold, better known as Phenomenal X. His muscular physique makes men cower before him and women lose their minds with desire. Anna Cortez is fresh out of college and naïve to the harsh realities of the real world. Tired of living under the thumb of her conservative family, she defies them when she accepts a job as the assistant to wrestling's most notorious bad boy.

    Lilian says: "X Gonna give it to ya!...Cliffhanger Ahead"
    "X Gonna give it to ya!...Cliffhanger Ahead"
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    hmmmm...Where to start....I guess if you haven't already guessed it, based on other reviews let me spell this out THIS BOOK WILL LEAVE YOU HANGING! Now, normally this wouldn't be a big deal, except Book 2 is not due to be released until later this year (yep, i checked the author's website!)

    The first thing I loved about this book is it's a 2-sided story. As the listener, we get to see things from Ana's view and X's view. The Author did a fantastic job with transitioning from Ana to X.

    Ana is a sweet, innocent & sheltered 21 yr old who has had enough of the confines of the world she knows. She runs away for a "fresh start".. While this is what we come to know about her, I have a feeling there is still more and maybe Ana might be just as damaged as X in a different sort of way!

    X is an entertainment wrester, with a body, attitude and manor to match. X is also very broken...We get a taste of just how broken in this book, almost as though this is the least of X's demons and more is yet to come!

    When fate puts Ana and X together, the journey that they take in a few weeks left me craving more. There are funny moments, there are heart pumping moments and sad moments. This is a hot, sexy, funny, sweet & sour moment type book. The author pulls you in from the start to finish and of course at the end you want to know what now?

    I have never listened to a book narrated by Alexandria but She was amazing. She maintained a clear tone of voice, distinct voices for each character and good voice fluctuation. She nailed her conversational lines. She did not sound like she had a cold or breathing as she narrated. She is one I will have no hesitation listening to in other books.

    I have loved Sean Crisden's narration from prior books and knew he would be great as always. He has a smooth voice, though not the best female voice but close enough. His narration always takes me where i need to go without fail.

    This is not an MMA book, think more like WWE....

    The bottom line: If you want the roller coaster relationship, the amazing chemistry and a book that will reel you in from start to finish, then THIS IS IT! Ana sweets will have un in aww.... and X is definitely gonna give it to ya!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Undeniable: Undeniable, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Madeline Sheehan
    • Narrated By Tatiana Sokolov
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (324)
    Performance
    (300)
    Story
    (303)

    Eva Fox is the princess of the Silver Demons Motorcycle Club. Growing up with the bikers in the club, this is the only lifestyle she knows. Deuce West is the sexy biker bad-ass of the Hell's Horsemen Motorcycle Club. Like Eva, he was born and raised in the club. Their first meeting is innocent, but as Eva matures into a woman, their chance reunions evolve into a fit of lust and love. Fate continues to bring them together time and time again, but their twisted journey is filled with pain, betrayal, and bloodshed that could tear them apart.

    Jordy says: "Sons of Anarchy on Steroids"
    "Down right NUTS!"
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    My definition of a rocky relationship just got altered! When a 30+ yr old man is making out with a 16 yr old girl in reality there would be an uproar to castrate him!!! When a 5 yr old decides she is in love with a 20+yr old man, what are we supposed to say? Throw in a VERY psychotic adopted brother- who mind you has an outstanding hit on you in the event he dies because he " can't sleep without you" and a dad named preacher, a best friend who is a slut and her husband who is a classic rich spoilt brat and 2 motorcycle clubs and this is UNDENIABLY on the list of the most messed up book!

    As revolting, heartbreaking and shocking as this book was' it was pure entertainment. When you think you know what coming, you don't! When you think you really should stop, you can't! At the end of this book you are left thinking did i just listen to the entire book? And if you are like me... you are ready for book 2 and book 3!

    Tatiana's narration is GOOOOOD! I have many books narrated by her but she is one of those narrators that you either like or flat out don't. She keeps the same pace from start to finish. She talk as though she were the characters themselves. I love her!

    This is my first MS book and she has made it to my 'go-to' authors. I look forward to other book after this series! I would love to get in her mind, just to know how she so easily she puts her vision on paper and makes bad things so entertaining to listen to!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mystery Man

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Kristen Ashley
    • Narrated By Kate Russell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (800)
    Performance
    (758)
    Story
    (763)

    Gwendolyn Kidd has met the man of her dreams. He's hot, he's sexy, and what started as a no-names-exchanged night of passion has blossomed into a year and a half-long pleasure fest. Sure, it's a little strange that he only appears in her bed at night, but Gwen is so sure he's the one, she just can't turn him away…. Hawk Delgado knows more about Gwen than she could ever imagine. She's gorgeous, headstrong, and skittish about relationships. But Hawk is facing his own demons, demons that keep him from connecting with anyone.

    Angela says: "Fan-freakin-tastic!!!!!"
    "Finally!"
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    I have never been able to stick through an entire K.A. book. Unfortunately, Rock chicks just didn't get under my skin...Then I stumbled on this, I debated for a really long time. Finally, I caved and oh boy how awesome a ride it was. I really want to jump right to Tack's story.... but I have Brock then Lawson's story to got through first! Gwen was without a doubt a very easy to like character. She was a regular, free, beautiful and very feminine woman. And when she loved, she loved hard. Hawk was an onion-very MANY layers! He started off as an arrogant arse but peel layer after layer after layer and boy did he do a number on my heart! I still don't know how KA managed to make his over protectiveness into a sexy trait but it was hot, sexy and all other words you can possibly think of.The secondary characters were great as well, even Gwen's messed up sister!

    Kate Russell has been on my radar of possible narrators. It is partly because of her that I kept try different KA books. I wanted a full listen of her narration and she did not disappoint.

    I have books that I go back to time and again and this is definitely one that I would love to revisit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beautiful Oblivion: Maddox Brothers, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Jamie McGuire
    • Narrated By Phoebe Strole
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (125)
    Performance
    (117)
    Story
    (118)

    Trenton Maddox was the king of Eastern State University, dating co-eds before he even graduated high school. His friends wanted to be him, and women wanted to tame him, but after a tragic accident turned his world upside down, Trenton leaves campus to come to grips with the crushing guilt. Eighteen months later, Trenton is living at home with his widower father, and works full-time at a local tattoo parlor to help with the bills. Just when he thinks his life is returning to normal, he notices Cami sitting alone at a table at The Red.

    Allison says: "Boring, Cliched, Annoying"
    "Ordinary"
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    I couldn't figure out why this book is listed as Book 1. There are too many gaps to fully appreciate the book in its entirety. The story itself was average. It was a bit childish; then again maybe that was the aim. After all it was set around the life of a college student. I like the narration but I have to listen to other books narrated by Phoebe before I can definitely say she is great. I am hesitant to cross out JM books all together; maybe when I can't find a good read I might revisit her. Her style does not match my tastes, so for now I shall put her in my maybe list of authors.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Forever with You

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Laurelin Paige
    • Narrated By Carly Robins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (72)
    Performance
    (71)
    Story
    (71)

    Alayna Withers' relationship with Hudson Pierce has tested both her and his ability to trust. They decide that the only way they can move forward together is with open doors and transparency. It won't be easy for the scarred lovers, but they're committed to each other more now than ever. Alayna, in particular, has grown through their trials, and has emerged more confident and faithful to the man she loves. But while the pair is focused on the future, their past shows up again to threaten their fragile bond.

    Lia says: "Wonderful Conclusion"
    "Two steps forward, 10 steps back...."
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    Part III: Finally, there is an ending in sight! Lanie and Hudson have aired out MOST of there crazies but there is still a few things to iron out...Hudson has a secret that could end things. Lanie goes all bonkers. Add in a few hot guys, a few hot chicks and the jealousy is insane. 'H' finally realize he can love, Lanie realizes she can't forgive anything. In the end we get to hear the epilogue in Hudson's own voice and sigh at how lovely the possibility of HEA is!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Found in You

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Laurelin Paige
    • Narrated By Carly Robins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (89)
    Performance
    (85)
    Story
    (87)

    Alayna Withers has only had one kind of relationship: the kind that makes her obsessive and stalker-crazy. Now that Hudson Pierce has let her into his heart, she's determined to break down the remaining walls between them so they can build a foundation that's based on more than just amazing sex. Except Hudson's not the only one with secrets. With their pasts pulling them into a web of unfounded mistrust, Alayna turns to the one person who knows Hudson the best - Celia, the woman he almost married.

    karen says: "Prepare 2 be Torn, Wrung out & Emotionally Fucked"
    "The heart of the matter"
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    Part II... and so we pick up with the new and hot relationship between Lanie, a bit on the crazy in love type and Hudson aka 'H' the drool-worthy but internally conflicted type. Boy, my first reaction on certain part of this book were along the lines of: "Did she just say the L-word just day after meeting H?" or "What??!! Jack and Celia! really?" Once again this was worth my credit. I love listening to romance moving to the natural stage of commitment, connection and discovery! Same narrator from Part I so things were consistent, which is a bonus!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fixed on You

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Laurelin Paige
    • Narrated By Carly Robins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (133)
    Performance
    (124)
    Story
    (124)

    Stalking and restraining orders are a thing of Alayna Wither's past. With her MBA newly in hand, she has her future figured out - move up at the nightclub she works at and stay away from any guy who might trigger her obsessive love disorder. A perfect plan. But what Alayna didn't figure on is Hudson Pierce, the new owner of the nightclub. He's smart, rich, and gorgeous - the kind of guy Alayna knows to stay away from if she wants to keep her past tendencies in check. Except, Hudson's fixed his sights on her.

    Mishawn says: "Great trilogy! A must read for all romantics!"
    "Nothing wrong with a little crazy!"
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    I can relate to Lanie a little bit. That moment of obsessing and stalking when there is a nagging feeling that something is wrong...which leads to bad decisions.... but Lanie was on another level and it worked for her. Now Hudson was all sorts of confused, how anyone can make a game out of pain and heartache is beyond me. Who knew 2 crazies can add up to sanity? Despite the 50 shades jabs, i think this was an enjoyable read worth my credit....and 1 more narrator added to my list when I go trolling for books!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rock Chick

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Kristen Ashley
    • Narrated By Susannah Jones
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (638)
    Performance
    (604)
    Story
    (610)

    Indy Savage is a former wild child (okay, maybe not so "former") and current used-bookstore owner. Lee Nightingale is a former bad boy and now runs a private investigation service. Toss together a quiet barista with a not-so-lawful side-business, a crazy Vietnam Vet, a pothead, a drag queen, family and friends who will not mind their own business, a few stun guns, and a bag of diamonds, and mix them all up with some shootings, a high-speed chase and car bombs exploding, then hang on for your first wild Rock Chick ride.

    karen says: "A Rockin story"
    "Great Start.....Lost interest halfway through!!!!"
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    Would you try another book from Kristen Ashley and/or Susannah Jones?

    I liked SJ. She is not my number one but I can say she is within my top 10 narrators. This is my second KA book, and I am not looking to try a third anytime soon which is a shame because she has potential!


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Lee came off as a jerk. Indie came off as a child.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Hank, Indie and the Kevster and a whole lot of pot plants.


    Did Rock Chick inspire you to do anything?

    Nope. Just a book that went from great to boring.


    Any additional comments?

    Careful, this is a very girly-type book with one too many OMG's and Holy sh* sh* sh*. The female characters will make you want to say "are you kidding me!" Their antics started of as funny then turned to annoying. The guys all have issues and seem very detached and quite frankly jerks.

    2 of 2 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
    Overall
    (259)
    Performance
    (241)
    Story
    (240)

    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"
    "HUNTER-licious!"
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    What did you love best about Devil's Game?

    The Reapers Series keeps growing and the characters keep getting better and better! I must say every book is different.


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

    To me each author is different and can't really compare books. I will say though that JW makes bikers so darn attractive. They are flawed but they are loyal.


    What about Tatiana Sokolov and Todd Haberkorn ’s performance did you like?

    I love this duo. They work together even though their narrations are different it does not take away from the story.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Come-hither


    Any additional comments?

    Well worth my credit. Looking forward to the next book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alpha

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Jasinda Wilder
    • Narrated By Summer Roberts, Tyler Donne
    Overall
    (398)
    Performance
    (373)
    Story
    (378)

    I found an envelope in the mail. No return address. My name on the front, my address. Inside was a check, made out to me, in the amount of 10 thousand dollars. Enough to pay the bills and leave me some left over to live on until I found a job. Enough to let me focus on classes. There was no name on the check, just "VRI Inc.", and a post office box address for somewhere in the city. No hint of identity or reason for the check or anything. No mention of repayment, interest, nothing...except a single word, on the notes line: "You." Just those three letters.

    NEW NAME says: "Whew....that was....WOW!"
    "Such a DISAPPOINTMENT!!!"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    This book was way over the top. The female lead throws all her values out the door just because of a hot billionaire and in just 1-2 days!!, please give me a break. For someone meant to be level-headed and focused not highly likely. Speaking of hot billionaire, what a joke! This book was more about sex that anything else. It just did not work. So I guess if something erotic is what you are looking for then this might work for you.


    What could Jasinda Wilder have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Focus more on building realistic and likable characters.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Summer Roberts and Tyler Donne ?

    I am on the border with Summer. She isn't the worst narrator out there but I wouldn't jump at listening to her any time soon. Unfortunately, I did not make it to the end of this book, can't comment on Tyler's narration.


    What character would you cut from Alpha?

    All characters! Harris was more vicious than macho, I mean he killed people just because his employer told him so. Valentine was so weird, I just don't see how any female would not think "serial killer" esp after learning he has been watching and stalking you for years! Kyrie, well I am all for going after love but she seemed very superficial and weak. Giving in so easily especially after the author builds her up to be this down-on-her-luck level headed female made me picture her as weak and full of herself!


    Any additional comments?

    I would not waste a credit on this.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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