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  • How To Marry a Millionaire Vampire: Love at Stake, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Kerrelyn Sparks
    • Narrated By Suzanne Cypress
    Overall
    (781)
    Performance
    (605)
    Story
    (606)

    So what if he's a bit older and usually regards a human female as dinner, not a dinner date? Yes, Roman Draganesti is a vampire, but a vampire who lost one of his fangs sinking his teeth into something he shouldn't have. Now he has one night to find a dentist before his natural healing abilities close the wound, leaving him a lopsided eater for all eternity. Things aren't going well for Shanna Whelan either... After witnessing a gruesome murder by the Russian mafia, she's next on their hit list. And her career as a dentist appears to be on a downward spiral because she's afraid of blood.

    Lulu says: "If Profanity is Called for, Please Use It"
    "Beyond easy listening"
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    Story

    Wow, this has to be the dumbest book I have listened to so far. I will listen to just about anything that is light and fun, fact or fiction, vampires or not. This means that my tolerance is fairly high for predictability, immature heroines, weak plots, etc. AS LONG as there is either well-written humor or a good story in there somewhere, chances are I'll enjoy it. This book, however, is intolerable. No actual humor, no characters to care about, no believable (or at least creative) plot, the whiniest protagonist ever and irritating overuse of the term "God's blood". How did this book get so many stars?!

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • A Feast for Crows: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book IV

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By John Lee
    Overall
    (4271)
    Performance
    (2479)
    Story
    (2504)

    It is not long before the survivors, outlaws, renegades, and carrion eaters start to gather, picking over the bones of the dead and fighting for the spoils of the soon-to-be dead. Now in the Seven Kingdoms, as the human crows assemble over a banquet of ashes, daring new plots and dangerous new alliances are formed, while surprising faces, some familiar, others only just appearing, are seen emerging from an ominous twilight of past struggles and chaos to take up the challenges ahead.

    Aaron says: "No Roy Dotrice"
    "I miss Roy Dotrice"
    Overall
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    Story

    I love all the books so far, for all the good reasons other people have mentioned in their reviews. The only thing missing is Roy Dotrice's amazing performance, which put the previous books in the series over the top. This narrator is good, too, but Roy is the king of narration and that is hard to compete with.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • It Had to Be You

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Susan Elizabeth Phillips
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1261)
    Performance
    (652)
    Story
    (651)

    It's Dan Calebow's worst nightmare: Phoebe Somerville, a trendy New York knockout, inherits the Chicago Stars, the football team he coaches. And she wants to help him run it. Phoebe's sure he needs her. He's a sexist good-ol'-boy jock with a one-track mind. Surely she can straighten him out.

    bluebelle says: "Classic Susan Elizabeth Philips"
    "So disappointed"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    This could have been a lot better if it hadn't been so smutty - I read MMIYC and Natural Born Charmer and some other SEP books, which I remember liking - I then bought Fancy Pants and It Had To Be You, and was sorely disappointed. To read these seemed to me a definite and unexpected step into bodice ripper territory.


    What was most disappointing about Susan Elizabeth Phillips’s story?

    I was equally disappointed by the lack of wit I remember from other books by SEP. The story also seemed to be brewed on largely the same ingredients as at least two of her other books.


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

    The narrator does a good job, as in the other books, but she will forever sound like someone a bit older than the main characters. I am not put off by it though.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • There's a (Slight) Chance I Might Be Going to Hell

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Laurie Notaro
    • Narrated By Susan Denaker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (153)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (34)

    When her husband is offered a post at a small northwestern university, Maye Roberts is only too happy to pack up and leave the relentless Phoenix heat for the lush green quietude of Spaulding, Washington. But when you're a childless 30-something freelance writer who works at home, making new friends can be quite a challenge. Her attempts to do so lead her to enter a kooky beauty pageant - and to uncover a sinister mystery.

    A User says: "Is it over yet?"
    "Way unrealistic"
    Overall

    I am a very uncritical consumer of beach read-type audiobooks, and am thus used to a fair amount of over the top scenarios and ditto reactions. While this book is well written and the audio version well read, too, the story is just too unrealistic to truly matter to me. The end is satisfying though, and, given the unrealistic premise, it makes sense. Still, I didn't really enjoy it for great parts of the plot.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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