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M. Murphy

Being bedridden allows me to listen to audiobooks about 20 hours a day. I love anything that helps my imagination wonder to better places.

northeast florida | Member Since 2012

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  • 301 titles in library
  • 58 purchased in 2014
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  • Undead and Underwater

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By MaryJanice Davidson
    • Narrated By Nancy Wu
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (51)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (47)

    New York Times best-selling author MaryJanice Davidson "continues to put her own unique spin on paranormal romance" (Fallen Angel Reviews), and in this all-new anthology, she’s three times as outrageous as ever before.…

    M. Murphy says: "was she on meth when she wrote this???"
    "was she on meth when she wrote this???"
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    What disappointed you about Undead and Underwater?

    This book isn't about queen Betsy antics or friends/husband/satan/ghosts or vampires. Sooooo disappointing. I normally love these books, but this was so manic that the storyline made zero sense.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Moon Island by JR Rain


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Nancy Wu?

    Mmmaybe. I can't tell if her manic delivery of the story was her portraying these unstable characters or if she is a spaz. I did think she was funny.


    What character would you cut from Undead and Underwater?

    Fred


    Any additional comments?

    I do love the Queen Betsy series to death. (Pun) I just hope the next book that says "Undead and ..." on the cover will actually be about Betsy.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Better Off Dead: Lily Harper, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By H. P. Mallory
    • Narrated By Betsy Hogg
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (24)

    If there’s such a thing as luck, Lily Harper definitely doesn’t have it. Killed in a car accident before it’s her time to go, Lily learns that the hereafter isn’t exactly what she hoped it might be. First, there’s AfterLife Enterprises, the company responsible for sorting out the recently dead and sending them on their way to the Kingdom, (aka happily ever after,) or to the Underground City, (not so happily ever after.)

    Ella says: "Nice listen, fun story"
    "written for 15 year old boys"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Less junior high name calling like "douche faces", "arch douche" and "ask hole".


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I used to love HP Mallory books, but they just keep getting worse. This is my last attempt to read one of her books.


    What three words best describe Betsy Hogg’s voice?

    Like a teenager.


    What character would you cut from Better Off Dead?

    Bill the Angel


    Any additional comments?

    I feel like I have less brain cells now.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Tempest Rising

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Tracy Deebs
    • Narrated By Casey Holloway
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    In Tempest Rising, Tempest chose to return to the sea, following in her mother's footsteps and forging a relationship with the selkie Kona. Now many months have gone by, and she yearns to see her family again. Life under the ocean is full of rigorous training to eventually take over the throne, which leads to Tempest's powers growing and manifesting in new ways. When Tiamat, Tempest's power-hungry nemesis, attacks Tempest's brother Moku on land, she returns to his side, which also brings her back to her old flame, Mark. But was the attack calculated to get Tempest out of the way?

    M. Murphy says: "love this book! don't understand the low ratings"
    "love this book! don't understand the low ratings"
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    If you could sum up Tempest Rising in three words, what would they be?

    Mermaids are the new vampires


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love the whole book. Great story about teenage angst and issues and mermaid and selkie folk lore. I'm almost through with the second book and I am still totally into it. I'm 33, but I can still relate to this story.


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

    She's a wonderful narrator. Definitely one of my favorite young adult narrators.


    Any additional comments?

    If you like any books about Celtic folklore, mermaids, selkies or any other mythical or supernatural creatures, try this series. This is good stories that is age appropriate for 15+, but also great for adults. This story has a sweet romance, but without the constant gratuitous sex scenes that ruin adult paranormal romances. Love it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Daylighters: Morganville Vampires Series, Book 15

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Rachel Caine
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    Overall
    (77)
    Performance
    (71)
    Story
    (72)

    Something drastic has happened in Morganville while Claire and her friends were away. The town looks cleaner and happier than they've ever seen it before, but when their incoming group is arrested and separated - vampires from humans - they realize that the changes definitely aren't for the better. It seems that an organization called the Daylight Foundation has offered the population of Morganville something they've never had: Hope of a vampire-free future.

    Maureen Parrish says: "Bring Back Cynthia Holloway!"
    "amazing end to my favorite series"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Duh! First Cynthia Holloway and then Angela Dawe did fantastic jobs narrating and have both become two of my favorite narrators. This series showed the growth of a young high school student to a mature young woman tastefully and very believably.


    What about Angela Dawe’s performance did you like?

    Her amazing and consistent character changes that fit their personalities perfectly.


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

    Both. Sad to see the series end, but I actually love the ending. Maybe they'll have a spinoff series?


    Any additional comments?

    This was great enough to cause me to actually write a review, so that should tell you something!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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