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Sidonie

Like to read all kinds of books. Some of my go to authors are Elizabeth Hoyt, Joe Abercrombie, Kresley Cole, Sanford and Slaughter.

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  • The Raven Prince

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Hoyt
    • Narrated By Moira Quirk
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (406)
    Performance
    (365)
    Story
    (366)

    Widowed Anna Wren is having a wretched day. After an arrogant man on horseback nearly crushes her, she arrives home to learn that she is in dire financial straits. The Earl of Swartingham is in a quandary. Having frightened off two secretaries, Edward de Raaf needs someone who can withstand his bad temper and boorish behavior. When Anna becomes the earl's secretary, it would seem that both their problems are solved. But when she discovers he plans to visit the most notorious brothel in London, she sees red-and decides to assuage her desires....

    CAROLYN says: "IF YOU'R LOOKING FOR ROMANCE THEN LOOK NO FURTHER"
    "Jubilant about this Author and Narrator."
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    The humor, period detail, romance and vivid characters make this book one of my favorites. I love the way each chapter starts with an excerpt from a fairy tale and both conclude in the final chapter. The writing is just extraordinary. The publishers consistently get it right when it comes to the narration. If all the audio books could be so lucky. This author won fan favorite for best love scene (All About Romance) for Thief of Shadows but to me all her books deserve kudos.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • The Shadows: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By J.R. Ward
    • Narrated By Jim Frangione
    Overall
    (636)
    Performance
    (580)
    Story
    (577)

    Two brothers bound by more than blood discover a conspiracy that will change their destiny in the astonishing all-new novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, the "frighteningly addictive" (Publishers Weekly) series by number-one New York Times best-selling author J. R. Ward.

    Erin says: "It's like Gigi Birmingham all over..."
    "Tohrment redux"
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    I am not fussed about the (mis) pronounciation I have heard worse like including the "P" in pteradactyl. LOL But it felt like misery for all. Leila was miserable, Xcor was miserable Iam and Trez were miserable selena was miserable even Rhage was iffy. If I wanted to be depressed I would read Nicholas Sparks or Danielle Steel. I love the BDB and cannot wait for the next Chapter with the Training Center Opening. Hey Warden who peed in your cornflakes lol.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Scandal Wears Satin: Dressmakers, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Loretta Chase
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (264)
    Performance
    (244)
    Story
    (244)

    A blue-eyed innocent on the outside and a shark on the inside, dressmaker Sophy Noirot could sell sand to Bedouins. Selling Maison Noirot's beautiful designs to aristocratic ladies is a little harder, especially since a recent family scandal has made an enemy of one of society's fashion leaders. Turning scandal to the shop's advantage requires every iota of Sophy's skills, leaving her little patience for a big, reckless rake like the Earl of Longmore.

    Cam says: "If you want an Earl, you’ve got to be persistent"
    "My favorite of the trilogy"
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    I enjoy Lorreta Chase's books. I read the paperbacks yonks ago. Kate Reading is the perfect narrator for this book. She does a masterful job. The middle sister was my favorite because she was so intrepid and not a bit squeamish. His Hotness the hero appreciates her for who she is and a fun frolic ensues. I like romance because I need a happy ending and I like some sexy times thrown in for good measure.. Life is too short to get depressed over books. This one will brighten your day. Loretta Chase has such a great sense of humor and wit in her writing. Give this one a "YES".

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Burned

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Karen Marie Moning
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante, Natalie Ross
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (925)
    Performance
    (827)
    Story
    (825)

    Another shockingly suspenseful installment in #1 New York Times best-selling author Karen Marie Moning's Fever series. Burned picks up right where the surprising conclusion of Iced left off, and will feature beloved characters Mac and Dani O'Malley as they embark on another high-octane adventure in the Fever world.

    Felicia The Geeky Blogger says: "Didn't work for me!"
    "A good book with a few too many unresolved issues."
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    The fantasy world of a post fae apocalyptic dublin is very complicated, dark and unrelentingly hard. This is not a stand alone novel. The book was well crafted and new character developments abound. The book answers a few questions and finally things are looking up for a one or two characters. My biggest criticism is that the book brings things to a climax and there is virtually no denouement. I enjoyed the book especially Ms. Lane's spying but, it was a LONG time coming and the length too SHORT for the wait. Also it would be nice if there was more progress overall. Give loyal fans a gift to tie things up like a novella or two. If it takes another two plus years to get the next book out mayhap I might just be forgettin' about it all. Phil Gigante's voice is sublime for this series Natalie Ross is perfect. I liked the book but it did NOT meet my expectations! Trilogy smilogy I am sick of not getting the whole story. The trend does not amuse.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Try: Temptation Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Ella Frank
    • Narrated By Shannon Gunn
    Overall
    (174)
    Performance
    (167)
    Story
    (169)

    Sex. Logan Mitchell loves it, and ever since he realized his raw sexual appeal at a young age, he has had no problem using it to his advantage. Men and women alike fall into his bed - after all, Logan is not one to discriminate. He lives by one motto - if something interests you, why not just take a chance and try? And he wants to try Tate Morrison.

    Orlando says: "Sexy, very sexy. And a story too."
    "Holy sauna batman that's some serious steam"
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    This book took the plot of "gay man turning straight man gay" and turned it on its ear. The two protags are vividly drawn and lovable. A character driven story that was believable and just refreshing. Worth a credit yes. The narrator made this book. What a bloody great talent and I loved his character voices. I want him on my GPS. I would not mute him or ignore his directions.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Saint: The Original Sinners, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Tiffany Reisz
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Hart
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (96)
    Performance
    (94)
    Story
    (93)

    Rebellious, green-eyed Eleanor never met a rule she didn't want to break. Sick of her mother's zealotry and the confines of Catholic school, she declares that she'll never go to church again. But her first glimpse of beautiful, magnetic Father Marcus Stearns - Søren to her and only her - and his lust-worthy Italian motorcycle is an epiphany. Eleanor is consumed, yet even she knows that being in love with a priest can't be right. But when one desperate mistake nearly costs Eleanor everything, it is Søren who steps in to save her.

    Christine Laputka says: "Finally a Performance worthy of the material!"
    "Ewwww Just Ewww I cant even...."
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    This book read like a grooming manual for pedophiles and their subsequent tawdry affairs. The taboo subject matter beautiful priest (yeah right) the virgin whore (really) left me flat. I think there is a thin line between perversion and erotica.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Dark Skye: Immortals After Dark, Book 15

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Kresley Cole
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (730)
    Performance
    (682)
    Story
    (680)

    As a boy, Thronos, prince of Skye Hall, loved Lanthe, a mischievous Sorceri girl who made him question everything about his Vrekener clan. But when the two got caught in the middle of their families’ war, tragedy struck, leaving Thronos and Lanthe bitter enemies. Though centuries have passed, nothing can cool his seething need for the beautiful enchantress who scarred his body - and left an even deeper impression on his soul.

    tina says: "No one does it like Kresley Cole"
    "Another Stunner."
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    The plot. pacing, Nucking Futz Nix, humor and and chemistry, What more could you ask for.? Another winner from Kresley Cole. Any fan of the IAD series will not be disappointed. My only gripe is the use of the word little. I ate this book up like one who was starved so I need give it a second listen but this book shone for me. Love Kresley Cole. She stays true to the series and still keeps us guessing. Dark Skye introduces new dimensions and a few new characters and is fantastic.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rock Chick Redemption

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Kristen Ashley
    • Narrated By Susannah Jones
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (690)
    Performance
    (643)
    Story
    (638)

    Roxie’s on the run from a bad boyfriend who will not catch the hint that it is o-v-e-r. She’s in no mood for love at first sight, but when her eyes fall on Hank, it’s trouble from the get-go. Roxie tries to hold Hank at arm's length but Hank wants to be a closer (as in, a lot closer). Roxie’s trouble catches up with her and Hank wants to help but Roxie knows in her heart that she’s no good for a white-hat guy. The problem is no one agrees with her, especially her crazy hippie best friend Annette or her parents; the even crazier small-Indiana-town Herb and Trish.

    Mel says: "Sweet, sweet Jesus!"
    "Entertaining just not edge of your seat good."
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    This was a very funny book in parts. The narration was adequate but not as rich as the writing demanded. Having a snarky comment read in a monotone just did not cut it for me. I liked the humor but the ex boyfriend was a yawn and eluded capture for way too long. The author describes this group of super handsome guys who are all in phenomenal shape and brilliant. The baddest of the bad or best of the best and they fail to find one lowlife idiot. Drove me nuts. Writing descriptions of characters portraying them as the best at their job and then not being able to do it rankles me and I find it happens way too often. Worth a try but probably not be getting anymore. I think a different narrator would've changed the tone for me and made it rise a star.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Tangled: The Tangled Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Emma Chase
    • Narrated By Sebastian York
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1747)
    Performance
    (1623)
    Story
    (1630)

    Drew Evans is handsome and arrogant, he makes multimillion dollar business deals and seduces New York’s most beautiful women with just a smile. So why has he been shuttered in his apartment for seven days, miserable and depressed? He’ll tell you he has the flu. But we all know that’s not really true. Katherine Brooks is brilliant, beautiful and ambitious. When Kate is hired as the new associate at Drew’s father’s investment banking firm, every aspect of the dashing playboy’s life is thrown into a tailspin.

    CAC says: "Brilliant!!!!"
    "Found it a bit tired"
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    I kept thinking this went on for way too long and wanted the book to get to the point. Not enough story just same conflict over and over. Started out very well then fell flat.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Field of Prey: Lucas Davenport, Book 24

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1961)
    Performance
    (1723)
    Story
    (1722)

    The night after the fourth of July, Layton Carlson, Jr., of Red Wing, Minnesota, finally got lucky. And unlucky.

    He’d picked the perfect spot to lose his virginity to his girlfriend, an abandoned farmyard in the middle of cornfields: nice, private, and quiet. The only problem was...something smelled bad - like, really bad. He mentioned it to a county deputy he knew, and when the cop took a look, he found a body stuffed down a cistern. And then another, and another. By the time Lucas Davenport was called in, the police were up to 15 bodies and counting.

    Ed says: "Sandford and Ferrone deliver"
    "Good Davenport adventure with a few arghh moments"
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    I have listened to or read all of John Sanford's books. I listened to this book and was irked by the lack of progress in the case. It is well written and the narrator is wonderful. Just not my favorite. Has flashes of the greatness that is John Sanford. I found myself thinking that the villain was not smarter than all of the BCA so why did it take so long to catch him. Then there is the moment when you say I totally saw that coming and it led to me being disappointed. Overall worth it because who doesn't love Letty, Lucas, Weather and f##ing Flowers.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sylvester: Or, the Wicked Uncle

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated By Nicholas Rowe
    Overall
    (390)
    Performance
    (342)
    Story
    (342)

    When Sylvester, the Duke of Salford, first meets Phoebe Marlow, he finds her dull and insipid. She thinks he is insufferably arrogant. But when a series of unforeseen events leads them to be stranded together in a lonely country inn, they are both forced to reassess their hastily formed opinions, and they begin to discover a new-found liking and respect for each other. But what Sylvester doesn’t know is that Phoebe is about to publish a novel - a novel in which all London will recognize him as the villainous ‘Count Ugolino’

    C. Mendez says: "Finally!!!"
    "A wish granted. Take that sir Nugent."
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    I am so squee happy that I found this book. It is one of my favorites by the grand dame Georgetter Heyer. Hello lock meet key. That is the fit of this narrator to this story. I highly recommend you buy this wonderful book. I read it and loved it and had the abridged version and sighed because I wanted the full "fotherby". Now I have it. Great story, great narration, great characters what more do you need? ( I know Arabella then I will probably embarrass myself.) Love this book. Thank you to the publisher Naxos books the updated version of this classic it was a long time coming. If the world has multiple versions of Pride and Prejudice then it is high time for Heyer.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful

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