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Lori Hanson

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Eau Claire, WI | Member Since 2012

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  • 13 reviews
  • 63 ratings
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  • Water Bound: A Sea Haven Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Christine Feehan
    • Narrated By Angela Brazil
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (395)
    Performance
    (259)
    Story
    (270)

    The last thing Sid remembered was being enlisted to protect a vulnerable young woman in the coastal town of Sea Haven. Then, as if in some nightmare, he was lost in the swirling currents of the ocean, and sucked deeper into a freezing black eddy. Just as quickly, he was saved - pulled ashore by a beautiful stranger. Her name is Rikki, a sea-urchin diver in Sea Haven. Soon they will be bound by tantalizing secrets, which will engulf them both in a whirlpool of passion and danger.

    Angela says: "A new start with a dash of reunion"
    "Love overcomes obstacles!"
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    Any additional comments?

    The characters grabbed a hold of my heart and didn't let go. I already owned the paperback so I knew I loved this book. There are some stories worth re-reading and this is one of them. True love concurring what would seem to be insurmountable obstacles and making the two individuals whole in a natural progession of events and feelings. Since I work on a computer all day, my eyes get blurry long before I want to put some books down. With Audible, I can "read" as long as I want!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rebecca's Lost Journals: Volumes 1-5

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Lisa Renee Jones
    • Narrated By Grace Grant, Sebastian York
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (51)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (50)

    Rebecca Mason has known heartache and sorrow in her life, losing everyone she loves. She's on her own in San Francisco, lost in every way, until she dares to make the decision to chase her dream of working in the art world. It is then that she meets a rich, seductively powerful man who will become the Master she never knew she wanted and change her life forever. He will lead her on a dark, passionate journey where pain is pleasure and pleasure is pain, and where every limit she once had is no more. In this man, she will find solace to her pain, an escape from the ache inside her.

    Frances says: "Wow! Very Sexy!!"
    "I was reluctant to order this, but . . ."
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    Any additional comments?

    I'm glad I did. I read the books of the Inside Out series first, but didn't think I'd get into the journal entries. I'm not a fan of BDSM normally, but it's okay to read on occasion. The journal entries have enough sex to be hot, but are really more of what a private journal usually is -- insight into the writer's innermost thoughts and feelings.

    As for the last part that is the master's story, I really feel it humanizes Mark in a way the full-size books in this series haven't (maybe couldn't). I'm so glad it was included and I loved the narrator's voice.

    In my opinion, this collection is not stand-alone. You really need the context of the whole series for all of this to make sense. Since I'd recommend the whole series, that's not a drawback for me. This series was my first experience with this author and I find that her books are the kind you want to finish in one sitting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bite Me: Pride, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Shelly Laurenston
    • Narrated By Charlotte Kane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (234)
    Performance
    (218)
    Story
    (223)

    Livy Kowalski has no time for idiots. When you shapeshift into a honey badger, getting through life's irritants is a finely honed skill. Until she gets stuck housing her nutso cousin and dealing with her dad's untimely and unexplained demise. That's where Vic Barinov comes in-or his house does. Vic can't step outside without coming back to find Livy devouring his honey stash and getting the TV remote sticky. It gets his animal instincts all riled up. But he'll have to woo her at high speed: All hell is breaking loose, and Livy is leading the charge…

    Teresa says: "Honey Badger & Bear/Tiger who gets the honey?"
    "Not my favorite, but still worth the credit"
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    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I would have had more romance/interaction between Livy and Vic, and less violence. It's a good-sized book so I sometimes lost the thread of the romance amongst the rest of the story. (Since I do most of my listening at work, part of that lost thread could be my distraction and no fault of SL.)


    Any additional comments?

    I'll definitely listen to this again as I have almost all of the other books in this series. I love listening to my favorite series over and over again. If I do miss something one time, I'm sure to catch it the next.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2983)
    Performance
    (2421)
    Story
    (2426)

    Generations of werewolves have been secretly residing in a secluded valley a stones throw from Grundy, Alaska. So when a snooping Outsider comes to Grundy to investigate rumors of lycanthropic shenanigans in the area, the valleys pack alpha, Maggie Graham, resolves to chase him away, even if doing so takes a quick bite on the butt. What a pity that researcher Nick Thatcher turns out to be so drool-worthy, and that his kisses make Maggie want to sit up and beg.

    Ducky says: "MOLLY HARPER IS A HOOT!!!!!!"
    "Light-hearted, easy listen"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I'd recommend this audiobook if you like Molly Harper books in general and Amanda Ronconi's performances in particular.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Light-hearted tone even though there was a serious struggle going on.


    What about Amanda Ronconi’s performance did you like?

    She has a pleasant voice and I like how she changes voices for characters. Also, she seems to remember how she made someone sound in the previous book so there's continuity.


    Any additional comments?

    I have the Kindle version, too, so I hesitated to get the audiobook. Wasn't sure if I wanted to go to the added expense as I liked the first book in the series better. I'm so glad I bought it! Amanda's narration made all the difference. Still liked the first one better, but I'm sure to listen to this book over and over again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Colters' Woman: Colter's Legacy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Maya Banks
    • Narrated By Freddie Bates
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (585)
    Performance
    (543)
    Story
    (545)

    Adam, Ethan, and Ryan aren't looking for women. They're looking for a woman. One woman they know will share their lives and their beds. They're losing hope they'll find her, that is until Adam discovers Holly lying in the snow just yards from their cabin. Adam knows she's the one the minute he holds her in his arms, and as soon as his brothers see her, they know it too. The only problem is convincing Holly of that fact - and protecting her from the danger of her past.

    CAROLYN says: "A MENAGE FOR 4 - BUT BE WARNED"
    "Maybe not realistic, but . . ."
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    Would you listen to Colters' Woman again? Why?

    Yes. It's a great fantasy. One woman with three men who dote on her, protect her and rock her world. I read another review that scoffed at how quickly the relationship fell into place, but I look at it as a modern fairytale. Sometimes a person just needs an escape and this book provides it. I gave it four stars because I would have liked more background on the men's family dynamics through the generations. Hoping that's coming in subsequent books. Or maybe that would have detracted from the fantasy. Bottom line is I'd definitely recommend this one as a good escape from reality . . . and the hot sex sure doesn't hurt!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Delicious: Wicked Lovers, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Shayla Black
    • Narrated By Lexi Maynard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (393)
    Performance
    (360)
    Story
    (363)

    Luc's entire future is planned out - but there is one very sexy obstacle in his path: Alyssa, a strip club owner with whom Luc recently shared one night of wild abandon. It left Luc terrified by his loss of self­-control - and Alyssa desperate for more. But Luc is not the only man desperate to have Alyssa.... And that's just one of her secrets - secrets as dark and mysterious and delicious as her fantasies.

    Leesa says: "Great Listen!!!!!!!!"
    "Hard to put down, but . . ."
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    What made the experience of listening to Delicious the most enjoyable?

    Hot sex and a good mystery. There was plenty of action to advance the plot.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Alyssa's character was very appealing in her determination to succeed despite all the hardship in her life. She busted stereotypes and was someone I could feel empathy for. That she could feel love for a strong man after what had been done to her speaks volumes for her resilience.I was extremely irritated with Luc. His stubborn refusal to believe in Alyssa's fidelity and to believe the baby was his, over and over again, made me grit my teeth at times. I suppose he had too much going on to get re-tested sooner or it might have been difficult to keep the plot going without his attitude issues, but about the only downside to the book from my perspective.


    Any additional comments?

    I found it very interesting that a man had the urge to be a father like some women have the urge to be a mother. I felt it from a young age and tried to explain it to a friend who'd never felt it. (Not an easy task.) I've never known a man to have felt that same (or similar) urge.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Agnes and the Hitman

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Jennifer Crusie, Bob Mayer
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (581)
    Performance
    (303)
    Story
    (307)

    Agnes Crandall's life goes awry when a dognapper invades her kitchen one night, seriously hampering her attempts to put on a wedding that she's staked her entire net worth on. Then a hero climbs through her bedroom window. His name is Shane - no last name, just Shane - and he has his own problems.

    Sharon11675 says: "Ditzy Agnes?"
    "How many times should you listen to a book?"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Agnes and the Hitman to be better than the print version?

    I like the audio edition better because I can listen to the book over and over while I'm working, doing dishes, holding the cat, you name it!


    What about Sandra Burr’s performance did you like?

    Sandra Burr's performance was great. She changed her voice for the different characters, speaking clearly and enunciating. She really got into the characters, making for exciting listening.


    Any additional comments?

    I have many songs loaded on my iPod, but most of the time I listen to this book. I alternate between this one and "Faking It," also by Jennifer Crusie. I've listened to them so many times I've lost count and they're never boring!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Reflected in You: A Crossfire Novel, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Sylvia Day
    • Narrated By Jill Redfield
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2951)
    Performance
    (2694)
    Story
    (2708)

    Gideon Cross: As beautiful and flawless on the outside as he was damaged and tormented on the inside. He was a bright, scorching flame that singed me with the darkest of pleasures. I couldn’t stay away. I didn’t want to. He was my addiction…my every desire…mine. My past was as violent as his, and I was just as broken. We’d never work. It was too hard, too painful…except when it was perfect. Those moments when the driving hunger and desperate love were the most exquisite insanity. We were bound by our need. And our passion would take us beyond our limits to the sweetest, sharpest edge of obsession.…

    Rebecca says: "Fifty Shades Minus Twilight."
    "This was great!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I'd recommend this audiobook. The continuing story of Gideon and Eva was a nail-biter. I was so engrossed in this book, I had ringing in my ears from over-using my earbuds! I've pre-ordered the next book. I can't wait!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lover at Last: Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By J.R. Ward
    • Narrated By Jim Frangione
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1476)
    Performance
    (1356)
    Story
    (1368)

    Qhuinn, son of no one, is used to being on his own. Disavowed from his bloodline, shunned by the aristocracy, he has finally found an identity as one of the most brutal fighters in the war against the Lessening Society. But his life is not complete. Even as the prospect of having a family of his own seems to be within reach, he is empty on the inside, his heart given to another....

    bluebelle says: "LOVER AT LAST!"
    "Outstanding!"
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    Any additional comments?

    I was looking forward to this story for a long time and it was wonderful! I love all the books of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, but this one was special. I was interested to see how the author would handle an exclusively gay story. At its heart, it's a love story, pure and simple, but with an erotic kick (like the other BDB books). If you're a first-time reader of this series, you might want to take them in order as I believe it makes them easier to follow. (Other story lines are woven into each book.) This is definitely a MUST HAVE!

    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
    (574)
    Performance
    (520)
    Story
    (524)

    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"
    "Definitely a keeper!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I'd highly recommend this book. Not only does it have hot sex scenes, it has well-rounded characters. I was able to identify with the situation and empathize with the characters' personal issues. It's not just erotica, it's erotica with a plot and believable story.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Not only did I want to listen to this in one sitting, I began the book again as soon as I'd finished it! Once was not enough.


    Any additional comments?

    I'd listened to the first book in this series, Wicked Ties, through my library's audio download service. Not only do I plan to purchase that book, I can't wait to pick up the rest of the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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