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Beth

Nashville, TN, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • 11 reviews
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  • Blood Bound: Mercy Thompson, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Patricia Briggs
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2849)
    Performance
    (1873)
    Story
    (1875)

    Mechanic Mercy Thompson has friends in low places - and in dark ones. And now she owes one of them a favor. Since she can shapeshift at will, she agrees to act as some extra muscle when her vampire friend Stefan goes to deliver a message to another of his kind. But this new vampire is hardly ordinary - and neither is the demon inside of him.

    Deborah says: "Blood Bound"
    "This is a great series."
    Overall

    I took a chance trying out a new author when I got this book, and I am so happy that I did. The whole series is good. I like the fantasy and paranormal genre, but I've never been big on werewolves. This series changed my mind. If you like the Sookie series by Charlaine Harris, give this one a shot. The reader is EXCELLENT! Her voices are amazing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bite Me: A Love Story

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Christopher Moore
    • Narrated By Susan Bennett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1492)
    Performance
    (720)
    Story
    (716)

    "The city of San Francisco is being stalked by a huge shaved vampyre cat named Chet, and only I, Abby Normal, emergency backup mistress of the Greater Bay Area night, and my manga-haired love monkey, Foo Dog, stand between the ravenous monster and a bloody massacre of the general public. Whoa. And this is a love story? Yup."

    Ron says: "WOW!!!"
    "Not my kind of humor"
    Overall

    Allow me to say that this was my first Christopher Moore book. I fully realize this book is supposed to be comedic in nature from start to finish; I found it anything but. I prefer my satire less exaggerated.

    The story was snooze-worthy most of the time and largely seemed to be a retelling of what happened in the previous two books. I cringed every time Abby Normal's narration started, and I had to force myself to finish this book. Part of my problem was that I started with this book. Apparently, I should have tried the others first, but I didn't realize this was a series until it was too late. Obviously, it does not work well as a stand-alone story. If you like sarcasm so thick you could Spackle your walls with it, this book may very well be for you.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Iron Kissed: Mercy Thompson, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Patricia Briggs
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2493)
    Performance
    (1627)
    Story
    (1642)

    When her former boss and mentor is arrested for murder and left to rot behind bars by his own kind, it's up to shapeshifting car mechanic Mercy Thompson to clear his name, whether he wants her to or not. And she'll have to choose between the two werewolves in her life-whether she wants to or not.

    Deborah says: "Iron Kissed"
    "Good Series"
    Overall

    I really like this series; entertaining and fun. This one is a little darker than the first two. Mercy is a a great heroine.

    The reader is fantastic!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nice Girls Don't Live Forever: Jane Jameson, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3388)
    Performance
    (2566)
    Story
    (2570)

    Nothing sucks the romance out of world travel like a boyfriend who may or may not have broken up with you in a hotel room in Brussels. Jane Jameson's sexy sire Gabriel has always been unpredictable, but the seductive, anonymous notes that await him at each stop of their international vacation, coupled with his evasive behavior over the past few months, finally push Jane onto the next flight home to Half Moon Hollow -- alone, upset, and unsure whether Gabriel just ended their relationship without actually telling her.

    Denise says: "Very clever!!"
    "I love these books!"
    Overall

    These books are so funny, and the reader is very good. Very entertaining!

    6 of 6 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
    (5356)
    Performance
    (4085)
    Story
    (4099)

    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!!!!!!!"
    "Hilarious!"
    Overall

    I bought this one on a whim thinking that it could be fun, and I was not disappointed. Even the reader's accent is pitch perfect. Entertaining all the way through, and I've just recommended it to my sister. I just picked up the next two. I can't wait to listen.

    1 of 2 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
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3877)
    Performance
    (1982)
    Story
    (1997)

    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!"
    "Entertaining Series"
    Overall

    I really love Sookie. These books are great. I've hooked my sister and my best friend on them as well. The reader for this series is very good on most of the books. This series is one that I will reread.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lirael: Daughter of the Clayr

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Garth Nix
    • Narrated By Tim Curry
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (790)
    Performance
    (377)
    Story
    (381)

    Lirael has never felt like a true daughter of the Clayr. Abandoned by her mother, ignorant of her father's identity, Lirael resembles no one else in her large extended family living in the Clayr's glacier. She doesn't even have the Sight, the ability to See into the present and possibly futures, that is the very birthright of the Clayr.

    Cher says: "Stands alone"
    "Great Series"
    Overall

    I love this series by Garth Nix, and Lirael is great. I wish this had been around when I was younger. The story is griping, very suspenseful in some places which keeps you glued to your ipod. And as always, Tim Curry is a fantastic reader.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Lewis Carroll
    • Narrated By Michael Page
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (491)
    Performance
    (272)
    Story
    (282)

    First published in 1865, these endearing tales of an imaginative child's dream world by Lewis Carroll, pen name for Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, are written with charming simplicity. While delighting children with a heroine who represents their own thoughts and feelings about growing up, the tale is appreciated by adults as a gentle satire on education, politics, literature, and Victorian life in general.

    Steve says: "Awesome!!!!!"
    "Fantastic from Start to Finish"
    Overall

    I have always loved Alice, but this is a great version to listen to over and over. The reader is great, and the story is a classic. I highly recommend this for everyone!

    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • The Diamond Throne: The Elenium, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By David Eddings
    • Narrated By Greg Abby
    Overall
    (762)
    Performance
    (450)
    Story
    (458)

    Sparhawk, the Pandion Knight and Queen's Champion, returns from a long spell of exile to find his native land overrun with evil and intrigue, and his young Queen grievously ill. Indeed, Ehlana lies magically entombed within a block of crystal, doomed to die unless a cure can be found within a year.

    Bryan J. Peterson says: "Quirky pronunciations but overall a worthy job."
    "Bad Narration"
    Overall

    I would probably rate this book higher if the reader didn't suck so badly. His reading style is choppy and voices are strange to say the least. If you get this book, buy it for the story and not the entertainment.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    Overall
    (23623)
    Performance
    (17604)
    Story
    (17661)

    In a time long forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons off balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. As the cold returns, sinister forces are massing beyond the protective wall of the kingdom of Winterfell. To the south, the king's powers are failing, with his most trusted advisor mysteriously dead and enemies emerging from the throne's shadow.

    DCinMI says: "Review of First 5 Books"
    "Subtle, well-written triump"
    Overall

    The narrator is great, but the story is even better. When my friend first recommended this series to me, I was dubious. This really did not seem like the kind of book I would enjoy, but I was mistaken. George R. R. Martin is a great writer, and this story has interesting characters with depth and honesty despite their misogynistic undertones. This book is full of subplots that will keep you guessing, villains that will you love to hate, and unsung heroes that will have you on the edge of your seat.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful

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