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blackdog

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  • 10 reviews
  • 153 ratings
  • 503 titles in library
  • 83 purchased in 2014
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  • All He Wants

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By C. C. Gibbs
    • Narrated By Elena Wolfe
    Overall
    (146)
    Performance
    (137)
    Story
    (137)

    Dominic Knight is one of the hottest tech developers in the world - and the most demanding lover Kate Hart has ever known. Whether in the boardroom or the bedroom, he is always in charge. But there is one thing he cannot control: Kate's fiery heart... As a master in her field, talented Kate surpassed Dominic's wildest expectations. As a woman of uncommon intelligence and beauty, she unlocked something deep within him.

    Yvette says: "INTELLIGENT AND EROTIC"
    "Could not finish it!"
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    No plot - just gratuitous sex. The lead female character is gutless - I just could not listen any longer. Horrible!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Midnight Rainbow

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Linda Howard
    • Narrated By Brenda Sweeney
    Overall
    (78)
    Performance
    (74)
    Story
    (73)

    A romance in the jungle - Grant Sullivan, tough, masculine and handsome, is a retired military expert entrusted with a mission in the Costa Rican jungle - to find hostage and socialite Jane Hamilton Greer. When Grant rescues her in a rather cavalier and physical fashion, no love is lost between them. But gradually, their mutual attraction and passion becomes apparent and the jungle smolders in more ways than one.

    blackdog says: "Narrator nightmare"
    "Narrator nightmare"
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    The story was ruined by the narrator. She was fine on the storyline, but her voice for the characters was so awful that I was more focused on that than on the story. I won't purchase any other audiobooks with this narrator.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Fly Away

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Kristin Hannah
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (296)
    Performance
    (267)
    Story
    (269)

    Fly Away is the story of three women who have lost their way and need each other - plus a miracle - to transform their lives. An emotionally-complex, heart-wrenching novel about love, family, motherhood, loss, and redemption, Fly Away reminds us that where there is life, there is hope and where there is love, there is forgiveness. Told with her trademark visceral storytelling and illuminating prose, Kristin Hannah reveals why she is one of the most beloved writers of our day.

    chrispy says: "first one, so much better!"
    "Read Firefly Lane first"
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    I did not realize that this was a sequel to Firefly Lane until I began listening to this book. I loved Firefly Lane - I felt as though I knew the characters personally - that's how well written it is. There was a range of emotions that enveloped me as I read, and it is one of those books that I didn't want to end. I was so excited as I began to read Fly Away when I realized that it was a continuation of Firefly Lane. The sequel is as good as the first book - again, I was totally immersed with the characters, and it never dragged. It is a heartwrenching story, but it is also completely believable. I'm so glad I decided to purchase this book. I am at peace with the manner in which the story ends (even though I still want to follow the characters and see what happens to them in the future)! Such a wonderful audiobook, and Susan Ericksen has no competitors when it comes to reading an audiobook. She did another outstanding job.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Flowers from the Storm

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Laura Kinsale
    • Narrated By Nicholas Boulton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (564)
    Performance
    (533)
    Story
    (534)

    He's a duke. He's a mathematical genius. He can't talk and he's locked in a lunatic asylum. Only a modest Quaker girl can reach him, but when she helps him to escape, she's swept into his glittering aristocratic world, her life torn apart by his desperate attempt to save himself.

    ~~ DARA ~~ says: "~COMPELLING!!~ Love This Author! Love This Book!"
    "Longer than necessary?"
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    Let me say that I did enjoy this book, but it was difficult to listen to at times due to the difficulty the Duke had when he tried to speak. Yet, it was an integral part of the struggle, so it made sense. However, sometimes I just had to get away from it because it was arduous to listen to. The narrator was absolutely excellent, and I typically do not enjoy English narrators. The overall story was very interesting, and while I didn't love the ending, it made absolute sense that the book ended the way that it did. I will purchase other books from this author, but first I need to listen to something a tad lighter and shorter to cleanse my palate!!

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Omens

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Kelley Armstrong
    • Narrated By Carine Montbertrand, Mozhan Marno
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (252)
    Performance
    (232)
    Story
    (235)

    Twenty-four-year-old Olivia Taylor Jones has the perfect life. The only daughter of a wealthy, prominent Chicago family, she has an Ivy League education, pursues volunteerism and philanthropy, and is engaged to a handsome young tech firm CEO with political ambitions. But Olivia’s world is shattered when she learns that she’s adopted. Her real parents? Todd and Pamela Larsen, notorious serial killers serving a life sentence.

    Marianne says: "An Awesome Start to a New Series"
    "Would be better with one narrator"
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    I don't typically object to two narrators, but in this case, I do. The narrator that spoke in first person had the most annoying voice. I listen to audible books every day, and a narrator with a shrill voice can ruin a book. I found myself listening to how annoying her voice was more than what she was actually saying. The second narrator was preferable. Not sure what the point was of having two people reading this book.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Damaged

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By H. M. Ward
    • Narrated By Jessica Geffen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (254)
    Performance
    (237)
    Story
    (236)

    Life sucks. And, as soon as Sidney picks up the pieces something always knocks her back onto her butt. It's never pretty, but this time is different. This time pretty isn't even the right word. Peter is the personification of perfection. It's like he fell off his angel perch in purgatory, because let's face it - any guy that hot has got to be naughty. He was probably sent here to ruin her life.

    C. Dyess says: "Worst Narration of Any Book I Have Read"
    "Hated It!"
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    I purchased this book because of the high ratings - but that was not a good indicator, it seems. This book sounded like a high school heartbreak; only the prom king and queen were missing. It was further insulted by a narrator that would be better suited reading children's books. I do not recommend it!!! (I would have given ZERO stars if that were an option)

    7 of 10 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
    (3765)
    Performance
    (3426)
    Story
    (3419)

    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!!!!"
    "Light bit of fluff"
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    This was an easy listen due to the great narration. If the narrator hadn't been this good, I don't know if the book would have "grabbed" me. It was rather predictable, but moments were very funny. It is a short audio book, and if one is looking for an easy read, this would be a good choice. It was my first Molly Harper book, and since I like a little more meat in the audio books I listen to, I probably won't purchase another.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Soulless: An Alexia Tarabotti Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Gail Carriger
    • Narrated By Emily Gray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3230)
    Performance
    (2408)
    Story
    (2434)

    Victorian romance mixes seamlessly with elegant prose and biting wit—and werewolves—in Gail Carriger’s delightful debut novel. Soulless introduces Alexia Tarabotti, a parasol-wielding Londoner getting dangerously close to spinster status. But there are more important things than finding a husband. For Alexia was born without a soul, giving her the ability to render any vampire or werewolf completely powerless.

    Pamela I Greene says: "Amelia Peabody has competition"
    "Grabbed and held my interest"
    Overall

    What an engaging story - a real plot with much humor injected throughout. Love the narrator - she did a wonderful job. Can't wait for the next book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Heart of a Warrior

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Johanna Lindsey
    • Narrated By Laural Merlington
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (152)
    Performance
    (72)
    Story
    (74)

    Brittany Callaghan thinks she's dreaming when a blond, nearly seven-feet-tall Nordic god shows up on her doorstep in her tiny California town. He claims to be a barbarian warrior in need of her help. Though a stunning, statuesque beauty herself, intelligent and independent Brittany has struggled hard to earn respect in a man's world. She is taken aback when Dalden, a spectacular Viking who is a long way from home, needs her help - and is willing to pay for it.

    Anneliese says: "Not the beginning of the trio"
    "Blah!"
    Overall

    This is not what I expected from a Johanna Lindsey book - it was as if she was attempting to add a fantasy element, but it just didn't work - not her genre.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Dreamfever: Fever, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Karen Marie Moning
    • Narrated By Natalie Ross, Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1688)
    Performance
    (930)
    Story
    (937)

    He has stolen her past, but MacKayla will never allow her sister's murderer to take her future. Yet even the uniquely gifted sidhe-seer is no match for the Lord Master, who has unleashed an insatiable sexual craving that consumes Mac's every thought - and thrusts her into the seductive realm of two very dangerous men, both of whom she desires but dares not trust.

    Karen says: "a little odd"
    "Best one yet"
    Overall

    This series grabbed me from the beginning, which sort of surprised me. This installment (Dreamfever) really held my interest to the end. The narrators were excellent - this was a great audiobook, and I'm looking forward to the next book in the series!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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