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Michele

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  • Dark Possession: Dark Series, Book 18

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Christine Feehan
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante, Jane Brown
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (403)
    Performance
    (210)
    Story
    (208)

    Manolito De La Cruz knew he was dangerously close to turning into a vampire. The last thing he expected after being called back to his Carpathian homeland by Prince Mikhail was to catch the scent of his destined lifemate in MaryAnn Delaney. MaryAnn is human, but she knows all too well the overwhelmingly aggressive instincts of Carpathian males.

    Vicki says: "best of all the "dark" series."
    "Lacking"
    Overall

    Honestly, I like Christine Feehan...most of the time. I find her books imaginative and fun, but this one was just too much of the same thing over and over again. I kept waiting for the plot to start but it never seemed to. It was just "she's mine" or "I must take her" or "I can't possibly love this man" "I love this man" "She is everything" some other goofy possesion thing...but I suppose that fits the title.

    It seems like Ms. Feehan will put out a good book in the series and then one that is just full of sex and no substance. This was one of the latter. One with a plot and then one that borders on porn. If you have read any of the Dark series then you know what lifemates are and the level of attachment they have for one and other. You don't need to be reminded of it in every paragraph.

    I did, however, enjoy the narrators. They were fantastic and I found myself searching for other books read by them.

    All in all, I wasted $20...but I will, nevertheless, buy the next one.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Trouble

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Samantha Towle
    • Narrated By Sean Crisden, Tatiana Sokolov
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (51)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (47)

    Mia Monroe is running. Running from a person she doesn't ever want to find her. Running from a past she doesn't ever want anyone to know. Desperate to find a future that yesterday she could only dream of having.Jordan Matthews likes easy. Easy women. Easy life. Then he meets Mia. She's damaged, troubled, and has more baggage than any person can carry. But the more Jordan gets to know Mia - for the first time in his life - he finds himself wanting to try hard for something, for someone...for her. And then life isn't so easy anymore. Jordan is everything Mia shouldn't want.

    Jordy says: "Reformed Playboy + Abused Broken Heroine"
    "Terrible - douche alert"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I don't understand how you can get a book published when the so-called "hero" is a complete douche - especially a romance. The character of Jordan completely ruined this book for me. I don't expect the characters of any novel to be perfect. In fact, the less perfect the better. But there has to be some kind of redeeming qualities to them. I couldn't find that in Jordan. Granted, I didn't complete the book either, but every time the point of view turned to Jordan I found myself hating everything about him. Even his inner monologue was horrible. He was constantly talking about his cock and how wet he could get it. He was disgusting. Usually when there is a womanizer involved, the inner monologue shows something redeemable about the character. This inner monologue only made me hate his more. Just because he loves his dog and his father doesn't mean he's a good person.

    Seriously, I hated this book and plan to return it...the first time I've ever done that with Audible.

    Don't waste your credit. Stay away.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • On Dublin Street

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Samantha Young
    • Narrated By Paula Costello
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1463)
    Performance
    (1377)
    Story
    (1375)

    Jocelyn Butler has been hiding from her past for years. But all her secrets are about to be laid bare.... Four years ago, Jocelyn left her tragic past behind in the States and started over in Scotland, burying her grief, ignoring her demons, and forging ahead without attachments. Her solitary life is working well - until she moves into a new apartment on Dublin Street where she meets a man who shakes her carefully guarded world to its core.

    Leesa says: "Swept me away!!!"
    "Amazingly Hot"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Paula Costello did a perfect job narrating this novel. Perfect. The Scottish accents were excellent and Braden's accent was so hot. It made this audio book. I think I kind of fell in love with Braden just because of the narration.

    I loved the story over all as well. Very intense. At times, funny.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Out of Breath: The Breathing Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Rebecca Donovan
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (453)
    Performance
    (422)
    Story
    (425)

    Emma Thomas is hiding. From everything and everyone... including herself. But she can't hide forever. Her past will find her, and her secrets won't remain quiet - not if she wants to be forgiven. Emma learns that honesty can hurt worse than betrayal, and the truth may cost her the only love she's ever known.

    Jordy says: "Finally No More cliffhangers! I love a good HEA!!"
    "Almost Perfect"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Let me first start by saying Kate Rudd did an amazing job narrating these books. Her female voices were impeccable. If I had one complaint - and it's a small one - is that all her male voices tended to sound the same. But overall, she did a stellar job.

    As for the story - wow. I loved every minute of it. This was a perfect ending to the series. I could not stop listening. There were times I just wanted to ring Emma's neck and throw my arms around Evan, but Rebecca Donovan's prose evoked some intense feeling from me throughout the entire series. I think that's the hallmark of a good book. If I'm honest, I'm still stuck inside these books. I miss Emma and Evan. I was desperate for the HEA after so much heartache, but I never wanted it to end either.

    Well worth the money. Excellent series. What are you waiting for?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Things We Do for Love

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Kristin Hannah
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (163)
    Performance
    (100)
    Story
    (97)

    The youngest of three daughters, Angela DeSaria Malone was always "the princess" of the family, a girl who thought she knew how her life would unfold. High School. College. Marriage. Motherhood. That was how it had gone for her sisters, her cousins, her friends. But it didn't work out that way for Angie. She and her husband tried desperately to have a child; year after year, their perfectly decorated nursery remained empty. Finally, their marriage collapsed under the weight of lost dreams.

    Erin says: "Listen with a box of tissues"
    "Excellent"
    Overall

    I thouroughly enjoyed this book. I thought the story was great. It kept me engaged the entire time. The only complaint I have is one that I have with all of Hannah's books...it takes to long to get to the point. She always puts way too much backstory into her books and then when the climax finally comes...boom...it's over. With this one it seemd to take forever for Angie and Lauren to finally get to their relationship.

    Same thing with Conlan and Angie's relationship. But their's was worth the wait. It was beautiful.

    I've become a fan of Kristin Hannah's.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Juliet, Naked

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Nick Hornby
    • Narrated By Bill Irwin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (723)
    Performance
    (297)
    Story
    (294)

    Annie loves Duncan - or thinks she does. Duncan loves Annie, but then, all of a sudden, he doesn't. Duncan really loves Tucker Crowe, a reclusive Dylanish singer-songwriter who stopped making music 10 years ago. Annie stops loving Duncan, and starts getting her own life. In doing so, she initiates an e-mail correspondence with Tucker, and a connection is forged between two lonely people who are looking for more out of what they've got.

    Northern Latitude Lagniappe says: "So this is how good an audiobook can be"
    "Brilliant!"
    Overall

    I thouroughly enjoyed every bit of this book. The narrators were all fantastic. The characters were so well drawn I felt like I knew them all by the end of the book. It was witty and funny and serious and sad all at the same time. It was an all around excellent effort on Hornby's part. Loved it. Can't say that enought. I'm going to check out his other work now too.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • The Lost Symbol

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8959)
    Performance
    (3190)
    Story
    (3268)

    Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to deliver an evening lecture in the U.S. Capitol. Within minutes of his arrival, the night takes a bizarre turn. A disturbing object is discovered in the Capitol Building. The object is an ancient invitation, meant to usher its recipient into a long-lost world of hidden esoteric wisdom. And when Langdon's mentor is kidnapped, Langdon's only hope of saving him is to accept this invitation and follow wherever it leads him.

    Frank says: "Not his best"
    "To Predictable"
    Overall

    The story was ok but waaaay to predictable. I had it figured out after a couple hours and then had to sit through the rest waiting until the bad guy revealed himself. It would have been better if Langdon had figured it out. This was just kind of boring. Plus the "facts" were sooo many that it got a bit confusing. I think it may have been better to read this as my mind tends to wander when listening.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Summer's Path

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Scott Blum
    • Narrated By Diane Ray
    Overall
    (862)
    Performance
    (252)
    Story
    (252)

    Summer's Path is the remarkable story of Don Newport, an engineer that comes face to face with his personal destiny under extraordinary circumstances. After losing his job and his health insurance, Don learns he has a terminal disease with only a few months left to live. On his death bed, he meets Robert, a brazen angel of death that promises to help Don with a graceful exit.

    ArtC says: "A bad new-age after-school special"
    "Makes no sense"
    Overall

    Honestly, this book makes no sense at all.

    Why is he so worried about his wife being liable for his medical bills if they were incured before they got married? Why in the world did they get married to get health insurance when everyone knows preexisting conditions aren't covered? (Everyone knows this - and if you don't - turn on your tv and watch the news.) Holding your emotions in causes cancer? Exactly what altruistic purpose does killing yourself serve? How is that going to settle the medical bills he's so worried about? The list goes on and on.

    And the narration is horrible.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Body Surfing: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Anita Shreve
    • Narrated By Lolita Davidovich
    Overall
    (103)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    At the age of 29, Sydney has already been once divorced and once widowed. Trying to regain her footing, she has answered an ad to tutor the daughter of a well-to-do couple as they spend the summer in their oceanfront New Hampshire cottage. But when the Edwards' two grown sons arrive at the beach house, Sydney finds herself caught up in a destructive web of old tensions and bitter divisions. As the brothers vie for her affections, the fragile existence Sydney has rebuilt for herself is threatened.

    glamazon says: "Boring? Not!"
    "Music intrusive, but overall, good."
    Overall

    I enjoyed this book. Shreve writes beautifully. She has a very lyrical prose that is inherent in her writing. I found this story to be vastly better than the other Shreve novel I tried to read, Where or When. I couldn't finish that one, the story being so horrible. But Body Surfing moved along at a pretty good clip and I found the characters intriguing.

    In this audio recording, however, I found the music to be intrusive. i did not like that at all.

    Over all, a good purchase.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stranded!

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 44 mins)
    • By Lori Foster
    • Narrated By Lauren Fortgang
    Overall
    (1154)
    Performance
    (233)
    Story
    (247)

    Rock is something of a nerd - or so his best friend, Kelli, has always claimed, simply because he's a brainy guy. He's an up-and-coming businessman, determined to go far fast - and he's the total opposite of fun-loving Kelli. To his regret, Kelli has always seen him as a best friend, never as a potential lover.

    Judy says: "Didn't live up to it's potential"
    "blah"
    Overall

    I hate girls like Kelly so I could not get into this story. Hard to like a story when you hate one of the main characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dead to the World: Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #4

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    Overall
    (3973)
    Performance
    (2067)
    Story
    (2081)

    New York Times best-selling author Charlaine Harris thrills listeners with the fourth book of her spectacular Sookie Stackhouse series. Driving home from work, barmaid and telepath Sookie Stackhouse discovers vampire and area sheriff Eric on the side of the road missing his shirt, his shoes and his memories. Featuring vampires, werewolves and magic galore, Dead to the World will satisfy any listener's craving for the supernatural.

    Brandon says: "Oooooooooh Booooooooy!"
    "Better each time"
    Overall

    I love this book. And I loved it even more on audio. Johanna does such an amazing job as Sookie. Weird that they left out the very last line of the book...or did my audio copy just mess up? And there was a part where a line was repeated. Strange.

    Ms. Harris' books are the best!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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