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Carolyn

Croswell, MI, United States

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  • Drink Deep: Chicagoland Vampires, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Chloe Neill
    • Narrated By Cynthia Holloway
    Overall
    (786)
    Performance
    (712)
    Story
    (718)

    Clouds are brewing over Cadogan House, and recently turned vampire Merit can't tell if this is the darkness before the dawn or the calm before the storm. With the city itself in turmoil over paranormals and the state threatening to pass a paranormal-registration act, times haven't been this precarious for vampires since they came out of the closet. If only they could lay for a bit, and let the mortals calm down. But that's when the waters of Lake Michigan suddenly turn pitch black - and things really start getting ugly.

    Stephanie says: "My favorite "Chicagoland Vampire" book so far."
    "Much better than last book"
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    Where does Drink Deep rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I loved the book because they brought back Stephan!!


    What about Cynthia Holloway’s performance did you like?

    I love her voices she uses for the characters.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I was so happy when they came together and they looked into each others' eyes. I was so glad for their reconnection. I was so...ooo frustrated before. What a relief!


    Any additional comments?

    I hope the author doesn't split them up AGAIN!!! Reading their fights wears me out to the point I've almost given up on reading about them anymore!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The King: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By J.R. Ward
    • Narrated By Jim Frangione
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1121)
    Performance
    (1050)
    Story
    (1054)

    After turning his back on the throne for centuries, Wrath, son of Wrath, finally assumed his father's mantle - with the help of his beloved mate. But the crown sets heavily on his head. As the war with the Lessening Society rages on, and the threat from the Band of Bastards truly hits home, he is forced to make choices that put everything - and everyone - at risk. Beth Randall thought she knew what she was getting into when she mated the last pure blooded vampire on the planet: An easy ride was not it.

    Erin says: "Excellent as Usual!!"
    "Stellar performance and a stellar read!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The King to be better than the print version?

    Yes, without Jim Frangione, the book is not as alive.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The King?

    It is a toss up of the excitement leading up to the birth and when Beth woke up to find Wrath and the baby together. Great moments. I had tears in my eyes. It was so bittersweet. Thanks for this wonderful sequel. I am wondering if J.R. Ward won't bring us off shoot books on the outlying relationships that occurred during the read. I want to know more about Scor and Layla as well as others. Everything was wrapped up neatly with Wrath and Beth. Will we be hearing more about the other relationships?


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

    Life and vitality.


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

    Yes, I didn't sleep, but listened all night and the next day. (Even though I am suffering sleep deprivation and I had a great deal of homework to do!


    Any additional comments?

    More, More, More please. Such a great story line.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Vampires Are Forever: Argeneau Vampires, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Lynsay Sands
    • Narrated By Rick Robertson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (429)
    Performance
    (267)
    Story
    (270)

    Vampires don't exist...do they? Inez Urso is beginning to have her doubts. Her business associate Thomas Argeneau has some interesting traits, like an allergic reaction to the sun, excellent night vision, and not much of an appetite for food. And to top it all off, he just tried to bite her neck...but maybe that was a sign of passion. If so, she'd be happy to experience more, despite her determination not to mix business with pleasure.He's been waiting forever for a woman like her...

    Kickez says: "Why so many bad reviews?"
    "Entertaining"
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    If you could sum up Vampires Are Forever in three words, what would they be?

    Funny, surprising, romantic


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Inez. She was clever and forthright. For once there is a heroine that is open with her feelings. Her accent by the narrator was equally refreshing


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

    No.


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

    Laughed out loud several times!


    Any additional comments?

    Lyndsay Sands is a great writer with many facets.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shades of Twilight

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Linda Howard
    • Narrated By Natalie Ross
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (363)
    Performance
    (211)
    Story
    (212)

    Shades of Twilight is the story of Roanna Davenport, who grows up in a wealthy southern family but never quite fits in. She isn't pretty or popular, and she has a real talent for saying the wrong thing at precisely the wrong moment. She's in love with a distant cousin, Webb Tallant. But Webb marries their cousin Jessie, the bane of Roanna's life. When Jessie is found murdered, Webb is blamed for her death, even though there isn't enough evidence to charge him.

    Erin says: "It's about time!"
    "Every emotion portrayed in one book!!!"
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    Where does Shades of Twilight rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It has been one of my favorites. I loved the narrator and her male voices. They were so real. The story line was suspenseful, romantic, shocking, and thoroughly entertaining.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Shades of Twilight?

    The ending and finding who the murderer was.


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

    Her voices as stated earlier were superb. Her pacing, timing, and voice inflections were effective and kept me entertained.


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

    An emotional rollercoaster. Every human emotion and fraility is portrayed...love, hate, lust, deceit, jealousy, greed, betrayal, sympathy, empathy all wrapped up in one.


    Any additional comments?

    A very good audiobook that you won't be dissappointed with!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Last Sacrifice: A Vampire Academy Novel, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Richelle Mead
    • Narrated By Emily Shaffer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1066)
    Performance
    (654)
    Story
    (661)

    Murder. Love. Jealousy. And the ultimate betrayal. Now, with Rose on trial for her life and Lissa first in line for the Royal Crown, nothing will ever be the same between them.

    Mitch says: "Great Ending"
    "Powerful ending that was soul satisfying!"
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    Where does Last Sacrifice rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I will certainly miss reading more about Dimitri and Rose. I hope the author continues the series. I love the characters. Book five and Six have been my favorites. I loved the sound system behind the spirit dreams. It was way cool!


    What did you like best about this story?

    RESOLUTION. I can't stand it when my hero and heroine are kept apart. I was happy when Christian and Lissa came together as well. I love Lissa's new found strength. Sometimes she appeared whiny to me. She showed strength in these last books.
    I still feel bad for poor Adrian...I would like to see him find happiness.


    What about Emily Shaffer’s performance did you like?

    I loved the music between chapters and the spirit visions sounding like they were in a tunnel. At first I didn't like the change and then everything clicked with me. I loved hearing the strong accents as well.


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

    Strong intense main characters that leave you breathless and wanting more. True love that prevails.


    Any additional comments?

    More please Rachel Mead!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Driving Mr. Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3500)
    Performance
    (3184)
    Story
    (3180)

    Miranda Puckett has failed at every job she’s ever had. Her mother just wants her to come home, join the family law firm, and settle down with Jason, the perfect lawyer boyfriend. But when Jason turns out to be a lying cheater, Miranda seizes on a job that gets her out of town: long-distance vampire transportation. Her first assignment is to drive vampire Collin Sutherland from Washington to sleepy Half Moon Hollow without incident—no small feat for a woman whom trouble seems to follow like a faithful hound dog!

    Ducky says: "Molly Harper can't write fast enough for me!!!!"
    "Too short and not as much pizazz"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It is not nearly as memorable as the others. Not a total waste of time, but it did not drive me for more like the other books.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Most interesting was their developing relationship and the main character's awareness of her boyfriend lying to her. Least interesting was the ending...it felt like the conclusion came to quick and didn't have enough impact to want more.


    Which character – as performed by Amanda Ronconi – was your favorite?

    No favorite although I thought the male vampire character seemed a little feminine.


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    If it would not have ended so abruptlly.


    0 of 0 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!!!!!!"
    "Funny and uplifting"
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    Where does The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I love this series because it is funny and smart and the audio performance is perfect. I look forward to more books by this writer. I hope she is not done with this series. I want to hear more from these characters!


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

    Amanda nails the characters on the head bringing them to life as I listen. She matches the author's humor and the story flows well.


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

    You will be so at home with these characters you will swear there really are werewolves living amonst us!


    Any additional comments?

    This is a must listen and is pure entertainment You won't want to quit listening. I was dissappointed when it was finished. I wanted more!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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