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Barbara

Jenkinsburg, GA, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Guilty Pleasures: Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Laurell K. Hamilton
    • Narrated By Kimberly Alexis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2521)
    Performance
    (1899)
    Story
    (1903)

    Published almost 10 years ago, Guilty Pleasures marked the debut of a writer who was destined to grow from cult favorite to a major bestselling author. Now, for long-time Anita Blake aficionados and newfound fans, Guilty Pleasures makes its debut in downloadable audio

    NiceGirlsBkBlog says: "Narration is just plain awful!!!"
    "GREAT Read"
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    What made the experience of listening to Guilty Pleasures the most enjoyable?

    The story moved along. I listened to Danse Macabre first. I had never ever listened to this author or even liked this type of books or movies(hate scary movies) I found myself laughing like a mad woman in my garage after l arriving home and listened to the first CD.I was hooked. I started searching for the other books online to find out how Anita got involved with a vamp.(Gulity pleasures) I have now check out, downloaded or purchased several of the books in the series.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Guilty Pleasures?

    Anita running out of the circus being chased and Jean Claude giving Anita the second mark(eyes)


    Which character – as performed by Kimberly Alexis – was your favorite?

    Anita


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

    No..


    Any additional comments?

    Love the series so far. Not to cool on all the sex Anita has, but she kick's butt and I hope learns to control the adure thing I hope Ms Hamilton stays clear of under aged sexual involment with Anita. The 16 yr old boy was a bit over the line.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Secret Sister

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Brenda Novak
    • Narrated By Carly Robins
    Overall
    (183)
    Performance
    (166)
    Story
    (165)

    After a painful divorce, Maisey Lazarow returns to Fairham, the small island off the North Carolina coast where she grew up. She goes there to heal - and to help her brother, Keith, a deeply troubled man who's asked her to come home. But she refuses to stay in the family house. The last person she wants to see is her wealthy, controlling mother. Instead she finds herself living next door to someone else she'd prefer to avoid - Rafe Romero, the wild, reckless boy to whom she lost her virginity at 16.

    SWV says: "Not Novak's Best but Still a Good Story"
    "GROW UP"
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    Ok I have not finished this book , but I gotta say it. WTF? I don’t want to sound bigoted, but what’s with the white woman in peril theme! This is the
    3rd or 4th book where the woman is
    helpless and need the protection of the big strong man. She’s been cheated on and fallen apart. I get the pain of being betrayed and a divorce . The lost of a child has to be devastating. At some point you have to work thru the trauma and get on with life not fall apart. I’ve heard loosing a child puts excess stress on a marriage, no need to contribute to that by losing interest in an intimate relationship with your spouse.
    Keith is a man baby. At 36 he’s dependent on mama and struggling with a drug habit.
    Both Maisey and Keith both need to grow up.
    So I’m slogging thru. The story has it’s moments. The mystery of the missing daughter is intriguing. That’s why I’m still listening.
    I don’t want to trash an author’s hard work, but. I believe a story should be relatable to most readers. I know book are written toward a certain demographic of readers. However in 2018 the “little woman “ scenario don’t fit. I guess I’m a realist at 60 I’ve grown up with a mother teaching me I ‘m the most dependable person I know depend on myself. So I don’t get the I’m the pretty little princess needing the knight in shining armor to rescue me. Yeah bad stuff happen that can be so overwhelming you want to give up. ( losing a child) A man cheating on you and wanting a divorce!! No. Put on your big girl panty get help from support group, councilor whatever , (no shame )but move on. I guess growing up black in America has given me a different perspective, however I’m sure their are women who are white , Hispanic, Asian or foreign born who can’t relate either.
    I know book are an escape for many from everyday life but at least make it relatable.
    Now that I’ve vented about the last 5 books I’ve read with this theme , I’ll say this book dose hold promise of keeping my attention.
    Good read to all

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Everything You Told Me

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Lucy Dawson
    • Narrated By Jessica Ball
    Overall
    (2439)
    Performance
    (2283)
    Story
    (2284)

    You went to bed at home, just like every other night. You woke up in the back of a taxi, over 250 miles away. You have no idea how you got there and no memory of the last 10 hours. You have no phone, no money, just a suicide note in your coat pocket, in your own writing. You know you weren't planning to kill yourself. Your family and friends think you are lying. Someone knows exactly what happened to you. But they're not telling....

    Lizzystick says: "Over the top but still held my attention"
    "Slow,slow Sally "
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    How dumb can you be. Everyone knows that the husband is always the first suspect. I got that during the wake up in the cab.
    Sally runs around foolishly blame everyone except those closes to her.
    She showed herself to look CRAZY. She is raging and breaking into her brother’s flat. She foolishly tells her mother-in law’s lie of counseling Kelly.
    Where than chilling and watching everyone she runs head long into placing herself into mental facility.
    She only found herself saved in Error.
    She still protects Matthew in the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Scandalous

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Victoria Christopher Murray
    • Narrated By Patricia R. Floyd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (82)
    Performance
    (77)
    Story
    (79)

    Essence best-selling author Victoria Christopher Murray thrills audiences with her trademark twists and unforgettable voice. Scandalous gives listeners an early look at one of Murray’s most notorious characters. Exotic dancer Jasmine Cox is engaged and ready to settle down. But then a bachelorette-party roll in the hay ignites a torrid affair that threatens to drown out the sound of wedding bells.

    R. Pontiflet says: "One Night Stand Turns Into More!"
    "Ssss puppy "
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    This chick is ridiculous. Having some random guy over for a roll in the sheets the night before her wedding. What’s the point? I ‘m not sue why I’m still listening to this. She not happy with man she!s marrying.
    Don’t make enough money to please her.
    Don’t sex her like needs.
    Waste of her time and my listening

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Wife Between Us

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7625)
    Performance
    (7021)
    Story
    (6982)

    When you listen to this audiobook, you will make many assumptions. You will assume you are listening to a story about a jealous ex-wife. You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement - a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love. You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle. Assume nothing. Twisted and deliciously chilling, The Wife Between Us exposes the secret complexities of an enviable marriage - and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.

    Mrs.M says: "Unoriginal Snoozefest "
    "Finally no victim "
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    I was really annoyed by Vanessa.
    She had a princess complex.
    She was in need of Prince Charming to
    save her.
    The. She took on the savior role. She had to save Emily (because of guilty over not saving Maggie during rush week)
    Then you find out the real deal this woman ain’t insane she’s plotting!!!
    Read the book what a twist.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Keeper of the Light: Keeper Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Diane Chamberlain
    • Narrated By Arielle DeLisle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (970)
    Performance
    (879)
    Story
    (876)

    Dr. Olivia Simon is on duty in the emergency room of North Carolina's Outer Banks Hospital when a gunshot victim is brought in. Midway through the desperate effort to save the young woman's life, Olivia realizes who she is - Annie O'Neill, the woman Olivia's husband, Paul, is in love with.

    HOLLY AUSTIN says: "Beautifully told"
    "Hooked"
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    This book had my nose wide open .
    I was really discussed with Olivia.
    How could she allow her husband to
    Walk all over her? I was pissed with her victim status. Hell with placating Paul begging him to come back to the marriage.
    Paul what a loser. He is just pathetic. He is in love with a long ago memory.
    He drags Olivia into his fantasy and deserts her when that fantasy dies.
    Ann is really an emotional wreak.
    Alex goes along to get along. He’s so trapped in his grief he is losing his family.
    Truth has a way of setting you free.
    Finally Olivia put on her big girl panties.
    Paul get’s that come to Jesus meeting.
    Alex pulls his head out.
    That when the story goes in a direction you did’t see coming.
    Wow

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Rooster Bar

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Ari Fliakos
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9911)
    Performance
    (8882)
    Story
    (8856)

    Mark, Todd, and Zola came to law school to change the world, to make it a better place. But now, as third-year students, these close friends realize they have been duped. They all borrowed heavily to attend a third-tier, for-profit law school so mediocre that its graduates rarely pass the bar exam, let alone get good jobs. And when they learn that their school is one of a chain owned by a shady New York hedge-fund operator who also happens to own a bank specializing in student loans, the three know they have been caught up in The Great Law School Scam.

    Mel says: "Sticking it to the Man "
    "Not best...but!"
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    Ok I’m a Gresham fanatic. See his name buy book no questions.
    This book was a little different.
    1. Characters were flawed.
    2. I didn’t particularly like Mark or Todd Zola was a hanger on who let her friends lead her astray.
    The topic Gresham touched on were eye opening especially the deportation angle. This is true Gresham he educated you while entertaining you. It leave an impression. I work for a major airline so I’ve seen I.C.E in action , I’ve never consider the long detention part. I do know of a detainee’s account of being held in Paris awaiting the next flight out as we sent her with expired visa. It was not pretty they lock her up in a prison on floor with other illegal immigrants. This story is so pertinent to what happening in USA Today.
    Gresham always serves as a wake call on important issues of the day, if the average read would think beyond the story.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Seeking Sarah: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By ReShonda Tate Billingsley
    • Narrated By Janina Edwards
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (130)
    Performance
    (111)
    Story
    (112)

    From the time Brooke Green was seven years old, she has lived with the pain of losing her mother. Her father has done the best job he could in raising her, but a piece of her always felt empty. On the day of her father's funeral, her grandmother breaks the shocking news: Her mother, Sarah, is very much alive. She abandoned her family because she claimed she wasn't fit for motherhood. After doing some research, Brooke discovers her mother is living in Atlanta, enjoying a great career...and a brand-new family.

    Barbara says: "What's done in this he dark Always come to light!"
    "What's done in this he dark Always come to light!"
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    Revenge is a double bladed sword, it cuts both ways. This story is rich in examples of what Momma and them would tell you as a child about jealousy, hatred and selfishness. One feeds off another and leads to unintentionally consequences.
    Sarah put the ball in motion marrying a man she did not love and ending up with a child she was not mature or ready to love.
    Jacob kicks the ball farther with a lie.
    Falling in love and attempting to hold onto a person who is not in love with you and want's a different life. Lead to a run away wife and mother. Telling Brooke her mother is dead and faking a memorial service is well over the top.
    Broke learns of her father's lie after he apologizes on his deathbed. Her grandmother is forced into doing the deed and now Brooke is obsessed with finding her mother.
    These actions sweep far and wide of the origin. The fall out and consequences are far more than anyone expected. Has Brooke found her mother or lost her way!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Exposed

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Lisa Scottoline
    • Narrated By Kate Burton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (662)
    Performance
    (606)
    Story
    (606)

    Mary DiNunzio wants to represent her old friend Simon Pensiera, a sales rep who was wrongly fired by his company, but her partner, Bennie Rosato, represents the parent company. When she confronts Mary, explaining this is a conflict of interest, an epic battle of wills and legal strategy between the two ensues - ripping the law firm apart, forcing everyone to take sides, and turning friend against friend.

    Jean says: "Engrossing"
    "Super woman to the rescue"
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    Love the storyline.
    I get Mary is seriously injured.
    But really worrying about sliding in her own blood. She is dead if not, so what difference does it make if she slide in her blood or they shoot her. Also how do two upper class white female attorney get bold enough to get into a dangerous situation. I've read one too many white women in peril story, where the woman becomes bada$$ and overtake the assailant. Do any of these women ever loose. I've followed Bennie and the gang for over 10 years. They seam to be a reoccurring themes of jumping in a case that go left in a bad way taking them on a dangerous journey that they miracle upon miracle they survive. I didn't know white collar work was so dangerous.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Y is for Yesterday

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Sue Grafton
    • Narrated By Judy Kaye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2785)
    Performance
    (2513)
    Story
    (2503)

    The darkest and most disturbing case report from the files of Kinsey Millhone, Y begins in 1979, when four teenage boys from an elite private school sexually assault a 14-year-old classmate - and film the attack. Not long after, the tape goes missing, and the suspected thief, a fellow classmate, is murdered. In the investigation that follows, one boy turns state's evidence, and two of his peers are convicted. But the ringleader escapes without a trace.

    Jean says: "good but not the series best."
    "Y is for YES"
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    Judy, Judy , Judy you absolutely ROCK.
    I have never read as the fist A thru K were print editions a bad Sue Grafton book. I picked up the alphabet series by accident in the early 90's . I was hooked after reading L is for lawless I went back and caught up with past books. Somewhere around O is for Outlaw went audio, cassette tapes that is. From there to CD's to digital downloads I have been entertained. As always I finish a Kinsey story hating to see the end. The storyline picks up effortlessly and moves smoothly from events of yesterday to present day not missing a beat. Kinsey' quick thinking and quirk for always landing in troubling situations is present as is her keen ability to resolve the puzzle before anyone else.
    Shame on me but I'm glad Byard got away with killing Fritz and Austin.
    On to Z is for zero. Bittersweet wait.
    Respectful submitted.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mississippi Blood: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Greg Iles
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2788)
    Performance
    (2560)
    Story
    (2545)

    The endgame is at hand for Penn Cage, his family, and the enemies bent on destroying them in this revelatory volume in the epic trilogy set in modern-day Natchez, Mississippi - Greg Iles' epic tale of love and honor, hatred and revenge that explores how the sins of the past continue to haunt the present.

    Taryn says: "Good ending to the trilogy"
    "Riveting"
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    This trilogy captured and held your attention until the last words.
    These books though fictional have a realist grasp of the flavor of the south.
    This reminder of how we got here. By here I mean the distrust hate and bigotry. I mean look at how President Obama was disrespected and treated.
    Back to story this tale of deceit, hate and murder is spellbinding. You think you have it figured out and off the story goes in another direction. I did figure out who was the real person that should have been on trail for murdering Viola. I Waite for the next Penn Cage novel that may show more light , hope not to far in future.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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