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Melinda

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Beaufort, SC, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Timeless: The Parasol Protectorate, the Fifth

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Gail Carriger
    • Narrated By Emily Gray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1001)
    Performance
    (914)
    Story
    (909)

    Alexia Tarabotti, Lady Maccon, has settled into domestic bliss. Of course, being Alexia, such bliss involves integrating werewolves into London High society, living in a vampire's second best closet, and coping with a precocious toddler who is prone to turning supernatural willy-nilly. Even Ivy Tunstell's acting troupe's latest play, disastrous to say the least, cannot put a damper on Alexia's enjoyment of her new London lifestyle.

    Leanna says: "So long but not goodbye?"
    "Why OH Why does this have to end?"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    YES, these books have everything from fear, anger, sadness, love. It's the total package and very very well written.


    What other book might you compare Timeless to and why?

    NONE


    What does Emily Gray bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Her accents and character voices are superb. She really brings the story to life.


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

    Both, there were so many emotions in this book and it's written in a way where you experience all those emotions right along with the main character.


    Any additional comments?

    Absolutely LOVE this series. I have devoured every one of these books looking forward to the next one. So many sleepless nights because I just couldn't stop. It's saddening that this is the last one. Don't let it end :(

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Etiquette & Espionage: Finishing School, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Gail Carriger
    • Narrated By Moira Quirk
    Overall
    (1059)
    Performance
    (973)
    Story
    (979)

    Fourteen-year old Sophronia is the bane of her mother's existence. More interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper etiquette at tea - and god forbid anyone see her atrocious curtsy - Mrs. Temminnick is desperate her daughter become a proper lady. She enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality.

    But little do Sophronia or her mother know that this is a school where ingenious young girls learn to finish all right - but it's a different kind of finishing.

    Lynne Phelps says: "Fans of the Parasol Protectorate, Rejoice!"
    "Where was this school when I was growing up?"
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    Where does Etiquette & Espionage rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Up at the top of OMG you have to listen to this book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Dimity, she's such a dolt and it cracks me up.


    Have you listened to any of Moira Quirk’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No I have not


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

    It's hard to train a young lady....to kill!


    Any additional comments?

    Love this author.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Clockwork Angel: The Infernal Devices, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Cassandra Clare
    • Narrated By Jennifer Ehle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2328)
    Performance
    (1751)
    Story
    (1757)

    When 16-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos.

    Sam says: "Fantastic book!!"
    "New fan of Cassandra Clare"
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    What did you love best about Clockwork Angel?

    The characters. The story line. The book as a whole drew me in right away and I was HOOKED! Downloading the second one now.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Will. His personality and wide cracks makes me giggle.


    What does Jennifer Ehle bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She puts life into the characters. I think we all have our own silent voices in our heads when we read each character but the voices she uses or the articulation of the language bring into vividly to life.


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

    OMG yes. I have sat up til late at night struggling with red heavy eyes. I kept thinking "after this chapter I'll go to bed." LOL


    Any additional comments?

    I have recently got hooked on this new genre of stories. The Victorian Werewolf/ Vampire Syfy fantasy. I got hooked when I read Gail Carrigers (If I misspelled the name I am sorry) Parasol Protectorate Series. I am glad to have found another author cause they don't seem to be able to write as fest as we all read.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Dangerous Inheritance

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Alison Weir
    • Narrated By Maggie Mash
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (61)

    Historian and New York Times best-selling author Alison Weir is acclaimed for her absorbing works about the infamous House of York and House of Tudor lines. In A Dangerous Inheritance, Weir uses her wealth of knowledge to craft a compelling novel about two women, living 70 years apart, who are linked through the mysterious disappearance of King Richard III's nephews, Edward V and Richard of Shrewsbury - also known as the Princes in the Tower.

    Joshua says: "Not Weir's Best"
    "Interesting"
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    Any additional comments?

    Flip flopping back and forth between the two main women in this book can become confusing. The book, however, was very well written and once you got the knack of the shifting back and forth it was very enjoyable.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • A Quick Bite

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Lynsay Sands
    • Narrated By Victoria McGee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (927)
    Performance
    (593)
    Story
    (601)

    Lissianna has been spending her centuries pining for Mr. Right, not just a quick snack, and this sexy guy she finds in her bed looks like he might be a candidate. But there's another, more pressing issue: her tendency to faint at the sight of blood . . . an especially annoying quirk for a vampire. Of course it doesn't hurt that this man has a delicious-looking neck. What kind of cold-blooded vampire woman could resist a bite of that?

    Kickez says: "This is book 1 of the Argeneau Vampire Series"
    "Bad Choice in Narration"
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    Any additional comments?

    Although the story is interesting and easy to follow, it was a grave mistake in the narrator of choice. Her struggle to make herself sound more sexy only sounds airy and short of breath. It was very hard for me to get through this book. I kept having to stop and come back to it a few days later because the narrator just irritated me. It took all the enjoyment out of the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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