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Laura C. Brooks

lcbrooks

Asheville, NC | Member Since 2001

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  • 7 reviews
  • 8 ratings
  • 1 titles in library
  • 16 purchased in 2014
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  • The Sugar Queen

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Sarah Addison Allen
    • Narrated By Karen White
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (263)
    Performance
    (139)
    Story
    (137)

    Twenty-seven-year-old Josey Cirrini is sure of three things: winter in her North Carolina hometown is her favorite season, she's a sorry excuse for a Southern belle, and sweets are best eaten in the privacy of her hidden closet. For while Josey has settled into an uneventful life in her mother's house, her one consolation is the stockpile of sugary treats and paperback romances she escapes to each night.

    Stephanie Berget says: "Must Read"
    "Love this Author"
    Overall

    I have read or listened to the 3 books by this author and think they are delightful. I loved them so much I bought them in paperback for a friend who doesn't have audible book access and I know she will love them, too. Spellbinding, etherial, enchanting.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Angel's Ink: The Asylum Tales, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Jocelynn Drake
    • Narrated By Michael Urie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (79)
    Performance
    (71)
    Story
    (70)

    Looking for a tattoo - and maybe a little something extra: a burst of good luck, a dollop of true love, or even a hex on an ex? Head to the quiet and mysterious Gage, the best skin artist in town. Using unique potions - a blend of extraordinary ingredients and special inks - to etch the right symbol, he can fulfill any heart's desire. But in a place like Low Town, where elves, faeries, trolls, werewolves, and vampires happily walk among humanity, everything has its price. No one knows that better than Gage.

    Kent says: "If your into Sci-fy & tattoos get this book!"
    "Worst Narrator for a sorry story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Jocelynn Drake and/or Michael Urie?

    The narrator made this less than stellar book worse that it had to be. If you like someone who sounds like he is always angry, just fed up with everyone he comes in contact with and has no talent for different voices....then you will like this one. OMG....he made what was supposed to be a sexy little imp speak with a lisp. I'll let you judge for yourself but I was very disappointed and it possibly could have been a good book, but it wasn't a good audible.


    What could Jocelynn Drake have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    There was just one disaster after another. No respite. DRAMA DRAMA DRAMA and NO story!


    How could the performance have been better?

    Get someone with a range of voices and characters.


    What character would you cut from Angel's Ink?

    The narrator!!!!!


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Negotiator: The O'Malley Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Dee Henderson
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (409)
    Performance
    (267)
    Story
    (269)

    Best-selling author Dee Henderson's acclaimed novels are an irresistible blend of suspense, romance and spirituality. More than a million copies of Henderson's books are in print, and she has won many prizes, including the Christy, the RITA and the National Reader's Choice Award. FBI special agent Dave Richman loves hostage negotiator Kate O'Malley. But keeping her safe is another matter entirely, one that requires deep trust in God.

    Teresia says: "The O'Malley Clan - one at a time"
    "To much christianity"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Dee Henderson and/or Tom Stechschulte?

    I was very disappointed in a book that got 4.5 stars! I didn't enjoy the reader and when the story line got into so much "If she were christian then .......". This was just not my book and I feel cheated by the Publishers Review. Do NOT shove your religious beliefs down my throat. I would like my book credit back.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Dee Henderson again?

    NEVER


    What didn’t you like about Tom Stechschulte’s performance?

    Very mundane.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ten Thousand Islands

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Randy Wayne White
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty
    Overall
    (144)
    Performance
    (86)
    Story
    (87)

    Fifteen years ago, a teenage girl found an ancient gold medallion on a small island off the Florida gulf coast. Soon she was having nightmares and later was found hanging from a tree. Although the death was ruled a suicide, the girl's mother, Della, is now sure there was foul play. Her trailer has been vandalized, and her daughter's coffin raided.

    Todd says: "How not to leave a boat."
    "Twists and Turns"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Ten Thousand Islands in three words, what would they be?

    Intrigue, Suspense, Unexpected


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The unusual twists and turns of the story, I never could second guess the author.


    Any additional comments?

    The descriptions of the Florida terrain and the mystique of the 1000 islands kept my interest and curiosity going strong. The history of the area and the Indians was fascinating. I was completely surprised at the end to hear the author describe the actual case from which he took so much for his story. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who likes a story with a different twist.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs: Jane Jameson, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5367)
    Performance
    (4095)
    Story
    (4109)

    Maybe it was the Shenanigans gift certificate that put her over the edge. When children's librarian and self-professed nice girl Jane Jameson is fired by her beastly boss and handed $25 in potato skins instead of a severance check, she goes on a bender that's sure to become Half Moon Hollow legend. On her way home, she's mistaken for a deer, shot, and left for dead.

    Denise says: "What a HOOT!!!!!!!"
    "Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs"
    Overall

    I'm really surprised and delighted at the humor and imagination that Molly Harper has put into this book. It is the first I have read from her but it won't be the last. It takes a lot to make me laugh out loud as I'm driving in traffic at the end of a long day, but she has caught me off guard several times and the folks next to me are probably locking their doors when the see me laughing in dead stopped traffic.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Storm Front: The Dresden Files, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10621)
    Performance
    (7539)
    Story
    (7543)

    A call from a distraught wife, and another from Lt Murphy of the Chicago PD Special Investigation Unit makes Harry believe things are looking up, but they are about to get worse, much worse. Someone is harnessing immense supernatural forces to commit a series of grisly murders. Someone has violated the first law of magic: Thou Shalt Not Kill. Tracking that someone takes Harry into the dangerous underbelly of Chicago, from mobsters.

    Tom says: "Excellent Story, Distracting Sound Engineering"
    "Narrator a No No"
    Overall

    I agree with another review. The narrator detracts drastically. While I would like to be focusing on the story all I can hear are sounds of breathing, swallowing and lip smacking. I would love to hear another one in this series but with someone else narrating.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Scent of Darkness

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Christina Dodd
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (413)
    Performance
    (273)
    Story
    (271)

    New York Times best-selling author Christina Dodd launches a thrilling paranormal series with this scorching tale. Dropping off some urgent paperwork at her boss Jasha’s house, Ann decides to finally admit her crush on him. But things get a bit complicated when she witnesses Jasha transform into a wolf.

    Kristi says: "Finally!!!!"
    "Won't go there again"
    Overall

    This was my first Christina Dodd and it will be my last. Just not to my liking. There really wasn't anything to creat a "I' can't stop listening" story and that's being generous. If you are looking for Rachel Morgan or Sookie Stackhouse, this is not it.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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