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Lisa Hines

Central Florida | Member Since 2008

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  • Devoured

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Emily Snow
    • Narrated By Elizbeth Louise
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (179)
    Performance
    (170)
    Story
    (169)

    Sienna's dreams lie in California, but when she discovers her grandmother's Nashville home has been foreclosed, she has no other choice than to move back to Music City, where she comes face-to-face with the flawed, gorgeous man she never thought she'd see again - and who now holds the deed to her grandma's estate. Millionaire rock star Lucas Wolfe is just as surprised to find the outspoken redhead glaring at him from across a courtroom. He still can't get the night Sienna spent with him out of his mind, and the chemistry between them is as undeniable as ever.

    Lynda C says: "Kinda let down"
    "Review: Devoured"
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    If you could sum up Devoured in three words, what would they be?

    Tortured Rock Star!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Devoured?

    I really enjoyed the scene at the club owned by a friend's parents where a "Your Toxic Sequel" cover band was playing. The part where Lucas was watching Sienna when he was singing.


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

    This is the first performance of Elizabeth Louise's that I have heard.


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

    She survived her own demons, can they survive his together.


    Any additional comments?

    First and foremost - the male cover model for this book (among so many others) is Dusan Novakovic.

    The Narrator did a very good job with this book. Being a female narrator, she still managed to do a believable male POV. It was NOT overdone as some narrator's tend to do. It's very important to me that I enjoy who I'm listening to as well as enjoying the story itself. Well done Elizabeth Louise, your performance was great.

    Okay - Devoured by Emily Snow is a somewhat steamy romance novel about a rock star, Lucas Wolfe, and his one that got away, Sienna Jensen. I went into this book loving it. Yeah, Sienna was a little whiny and Lucas was a bit of an ass-hat, but you just know it's going somewhere. There cannot be a happy ending if the book starts out with nothing to improve on. I read some of the reviews that were complaining about the insecurities of Sienna or whatever. I disagree, but then I'm not an overly critical person. Not always a good thing if you make a habit of posting reviews. Oh well.
    I really enjoyed this book. I liked the crappy family life and the overcoming adversity and the tortured souls etc. Sienna has her funny moments...
    This is the second time this evening I’ve felt bad for offending Kylie and if this time is anything like the first, she’s about to punch me square in the vagina.
    There's enough sexual tension between Lucas and Sienna to drive you crazy...
    Lucas spears a fork into his salad and takes a bite. I study the way he chews—slow, deliberate movements. Tiny flicks of his tongue that causes my body to burn. He turns eating, something that is so basic, into a seductive art. I catch myself sinking my teeth into my own lip as I imagine him drawing it in between his teeth.
    and...
    And I find myself wanting to wake-up. Wanting to open my eyes and kiss him. Wanting him to devour me just a little more.

    I am definitely eagerly awaiting the release of book two, Consumed

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Wallbanger

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Alice Clayton
    • Narrated By Heather Smith
    Overall
    (1320)
    Performance
    (1218)
    Story
    (1227)

    Thanks to paper-thin walls and the guy’s athletic prowess, Carolyn is gaining an - um - intimate knowledge of her new neighbor's nocturnal adventures. And since Caroline is currently on a self-imposed "dating hiatus," and her neighbor is clearly lethally attractive to women, she finds her fantasies keep her awake even longer than the noise. So when the wallbanging threatens to literally bounce her out of bed, Caroline, clad in sexual frustration and a pink baby-doll nightie, confronts Simon Parker, her heard-but-never-seen neighbor.

    Rosina says: "No Sex in the City"
    "Review: Cocktail #1: Wallbanger"
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    What did you love best about Wallbanger?

    The humor - the open animosity in the beginning between Simon and Caroline, and Clive's reaction to the various visitors to Simon's side of the wall.


    What other book might you compare Wallbanger to and why?

    Tangled series by Emma Chase for the similarities in humor and level of enjoyability.


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

    Definitely Clive's POV


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

    Bang twice for love...


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rusty Nailed: Cocktail, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Alice Clayton
    • Narrated By Heather Smith
    Overall
    (190)
    Performance
    (182)
    Story
    (181)

    Playing house was never so much fun - or so confusing. With her boss on an extended honeymoon, Caroline’s working crazy-long hours to keep the interior design company running - especially since she’s also the lead designer for the renovation of a gorgeous old hotel. And with Simon, her hotshot photographer boyfriend, gallivanting all over the world for his job, the couple is heavy-duty into "absence makes the heart grow fonder" mode. No complaints about the great reunion sex, though!

    Troublez4u says: "first walled now nailed?!?!?"
    "Review: Cocktail #2: Rusty Nailed"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely - The story is awesome and funny and you cannot go wrong with an Alice Clayton book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This book to me was lie a view behind the scenes. What happens AFTER the Happily Ever After... And it was still happy but definitely had some toward spiraling moments.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Clive's return with his own harem.


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

    Oh yeah - It's entertainment and the characters are like old friends. You wanna hear about them and catch up on their lives.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Screwdrivered: Cocktail, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Alice Clayton
    • Narrated By Heather Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (73)
    Performance
    (67)
    Story
    (69)

    When a phone call brings news that she’s inherited a beautiful old home in Mendocino, California from a long-forgotten aunt, she moves her entire life across the country to embark on what she sees as a great, romance-novel-worthy adventure. But romance novels always have a twist, don’t they? There’s a cowboy, one that ignites her loins. Because Cowboy Hank is totally loin-ignition worthy. But there’s also a librarian, Clark Barrow. And he calls her Vivian. Can tweed jackets and elbow patches compete with chaps and spurs?

    Allison says: "Wallbanger fans, skip this!!"
    "Review: Cocktail #3: Screwdrivered"
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    What did you love best about Screwdrivered?

    The small town setting of Medocino that Viv moves to. Everyone knows everyone.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Clark - He's hot and nerdy, what's not to love?


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Every scene where Viv looked beyond the elbow patches of Clark's tweed jacket and saw the hotness beneath. And the scene with the bat.


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

    Anything form Alice Clayton will make you laugh out loud, this was no different.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beauty from Surrender

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Georgia Cates
    • Narrated By Robert Black, Bunny Warren
    Overall
    (331)
    Performance
    (314)
    Story
    (316)

    After Laurelyn Prescott walks away from the love of her life, she returns to Nashville to pursue the only dream she has left. Determined to find a distraction from the pain of losing Jack Henry, she immerses herself in her music. But with her old life comes old acquaintances and new expectations. When Laurelyn refuses her record producer's outrageous demands, she finds herself without a career - until an unforeseen opportunity presents itself.

    karen says: "Such a Seductive, emotional and romantic story."
    "Review: Beauty #2: Beauty From Surrender"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It depends. I didn't really enjoy the narration so if my friend was picky about who's reading, then no...otherwise yes.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Beauty from Surrender?

    The reunion between the two with the taxi scene.


    Did Robert Black and Bunny Warren do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    You can definitely tell their different characters, but the accents just never sounded right to me.


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

    I listened to this while commuting and that was a fast enough pace for me.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sweet Filthy Boy

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Christina Lauren
    • Narrated By Shayna Thibodeaux
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (622)
    Performance
    (594)
    Story
    (595)

    One-night stands are supposed to be with someone convenient, or wickedly persuasive, or regrettable. They aren’t supposed to be with someone like him. But after a crazy Vegas weekend celebrating her college graduation - and terrified of the future path she knows is a cop-out - Mia Holland makes the wildest decision of her life: follow Ansel Guillaume - her sweet, filthy fling - to France for the summer and just…play.

    karen says: "Sweet Hot Deliciousness / Yum Yum"
    "Review: Wild Seasons #1: Sweet Filthy Boy"
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    What made the experience of listening to Sweet Filthy Boy the most enjoyable?

    All the Paris references and the slow realization of love that both Mia and Ansel felt towards one another.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Mia's personal growth and ability to adapt and be strong for herself, making herself worthy of Ansel's love.


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

    No, I haven't listened to her before but this performance was great and I would definitely listen to her again.


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

    Yes, and I practically almost did.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beauty from Pain

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Georgia Cates
    • Narrated By Bunny Warren, Robert Black
    Overall
    (381)
    Performance
    (360)
    Story
    (360)

    Jack McLachlan is a winemaking magnate and easily one of Australia's most eligible bachelors. His success and wealth makes him no stranger to the complications of romantic relationships and that's why he goes to extreme measures to avoid the hassle. He prefers simplicity in the form of a beautiful female companion with no strings attached. He arranges relationships like business deals and they're always the same. No long term relationships. No real names.

    heather says: "Great story! Very Hot."
    "Review: Beauty #1: Beauty From Pain"
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    What made the experience of listening to Beauty from Pain the most enjoyable?

    The story was wonderful - different setting and slightly different storyline.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jack Henry is my favorite character. You see so much change in his personality throughout the book all because he's falling in love.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Bunny Warren and Robert Black ?

    I have already listened to the next book in the series. I'm not overly enthused by the audio version and find it's more the accents that make the performance LESS enjoyable.


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

    There were a few laugh out loud moments with the interactions between Laurelyn and Jack Henry, however the abrupt ending had me so grateful that the next book was already released and I didn't have to wait to see what happens next.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sweet Filthy Morning After: Wild Seasons

    • UNABRIDGED (30 mins)
    • By Christina Lauren
    • Narrated By Jason Carpenter
    Overall
    (114)
    Performance
    (109)
    Story
    (109)

    This audio exclusive short tells of events from Sweet Filthy Boy from a new perspective.

    Angelica Quintero says: "OH. MY. GOD. ANSEL IS BACK!"
    "Wild Seasons #1.5: Sweet Filthy Morning After"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes - It was brief but wonderful - a perfect insight into Ansel's character


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Sweet Filthy Morning After?

    Ansel waking up in less than perfect condition...


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

    The delicious accent he provides for Ansel, yum! Also, he does an excellent job of both the friends accents (Canadian and Australian). Wonderful narrator.


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

    It was too brief to have one particular moment, but Ansel's determination to stay married would probably be my pick.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fool's Fate: The Tawny Man, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Robin Hobb
    • Narrated By James Langton
    Overall
    (221)
    Performance
    (201)
    Story
    (206)

    FitzChivalry Farseer has become firmly ensconced in the queen’s court. Along with his mentor, Chade, and the simpleminded yet strongly Skilled Thick, Fitz strives to aid Prince Dutiful on a quest that could secure peace with the Outislands - and win Dutiful the hand of the Narcheska Elliania. The Narcheska has set the prince an unfathomable task: to behead a dragon trapped in ice on the isle of Aslevjal. Yet not all the clans of the Outislands support their effort. Are there darker forces at work behind Elliana’s demand?

    Lisa Hines says: "Review: The Tawny Man #3: Fool's Fate"
    "Review: The Tawny Man #3: Fool's Fate"
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    If you could sum up Fool's Fate in three words, what would they be?

    Beware self-fulfilling prophecy!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Oh this was a tough story - the loss of Nighteyes is still troublesome. The loss of some pivotal characters was heartbreaking, and while necessary to the plot, no less easier to bear. Fitz's efforts to save the Fool were probably the most bittersweet moments for me.


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

    Yes - the previous two books in this series. He is a slipping genius. His accents/character voices cover the length and breadth of the United Kingdom and is such a pleasure to listen to. I will definitely be looking for more narrations/performances by him.


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

    FitzChivalry and the Fool's goodbye scene(s). They were heartbreaking and endearing in turns.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Fool's Assassin: Book One of the Fitz and the Fool Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Robin Hobb
    • Narrated By Elliot Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (321)
    Performance
    (297)
    Story
    (297)

    FitzChivalry - royal bastard and former king’s assassin - has left his life of intrigue behind. As far as the rest of the world knows, FitzChivalry Farseer is dead and buried. Masquerading as Tom Badgerlock, Fitz is now married to his childhood sweetheart, Molly, and leading the quiet life of a country squire. Though Fitz is haunted by the disappearance of the Fool, who did so much to shape Fitz into the man he has become, such private hurts are put aside in the business of daily life, at least until the appearance of menacing, pale-skinned strangers casts a sinister shadow over Fitz’s past...and his future.

    Andrew says: "Painful"
    "Review: Fitz and the Fool #1: Fool's Assassin"
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    What did you love best about Fool's Assassin?

    I loved being back with FitzChivalry the most. Seeing how his life turned and greeting the new additions to his life.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    FitzChivalry, the Fool and Nighteyes are my favorite characters and as it seems with the lore of the books I also view them as one complete entity.


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

    I have not listened to any other performance by Elliot Hill before. After binge listening to the Tawny Man trilogy with James Langton as narrator, Elliot took a little getting used to as his interpretation of the characters voice was different from the past 120+ hours I'd just listened to, but overall he was very good.


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

    It made me anxious - I knew going in that it would be a cliffhanger ending, and that the release date for the next book would be at least next year and the anticipation of waiting makes me anxious. When I finished the book I was no less anxious to know what happens next. It's a powerful story full of heartache and happiness and shocking revelations. This book made me both laugh and cry (and sob).


    Any additional comments?

    This encompassing series (Farseer Trilogy, Liveship Trilogy, Tawny Man Trilogy, and Fita and the Fool Trilogy) is by far amongst my favorite books of all time. It joins Robert Jordan and Terry Goodkind and I am in eager anticipation of the next book in this trilogy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Winters Heat: Titan, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Cristin Harber
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer
    Overall
    (197)
    Performance
    (179)
    Story
    (180)

    After putting her life on the line to protect classified intelligence, military psychologist Mia Kensington is on a cross-country road trip from hell with an intrusive save-the-day hero. Uninterested in his white knight act, she'd rather take her chances without the ruggedly handsome, cold-blooded operative who boasts an alpha complex and too many guns. Colby Winters, an elite member of The Titan Group, has a single objective on his black ops mission: recover a document important to national security.

    Kim says: "Loved this book!"
    "Review: Titan #1: Winter's Heat"
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    Would you listen to Winters Heat again? Why?

    Probably not. I read for pleasure but also for the purpose of reviewing for my blog - time is limited and there are VERY few books that hit my re-read list.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Colby was probably my favorite - obvious choice as he is the main male love interest in the story - but he was alpha and capable, deadly and delicious.


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

    This is the first time I have listened to a book narrated by Jeffrey Kafer. It was a good performance and I wouldn't mind hearing him narrate other books in this series.


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

    Torn between the choice of two unknown dangers always choose the hot and brooding one over the sleazy henchmen.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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