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Mona

Crazy for audiobooks!!

TEXAS United States | Member Since 2011

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  • All He Ever Needed: The Kowalski Family, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Shannon Stacey
    • Narrated By Renee Werbowski
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (188)
    Performance
    (163)
    Story
    (163)

    Mitch Kowalski lives out of a suitcase - and he likes it that way. Traveling for work has the added bonus of scaring off women who might try to tie him down. But when he's called home to help with the family lodge, he's intrigued by the new girl in town and her insistence that she doesn't need a man. If there's one thing Mitch can't resist, it's a challenge. Paige Sullivan is finally putting down roots. Determined to stand on her own two feet, she lives by the motto "Men are a luxury, not a necessity". But when Mr. Tall, Dark and Hot pulls up a stool in her diner and offers her six weeks of naughty fun with a built-in expiration date, she's tempted to indulge....

    Missus Readsalot says: "Could not finish--narrator is that bad."
    "Bad Narration"
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    It's so sad to get a book and not be able to enjoy it because of the narration. It's a waste

    8 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • Beyond Jealousy, Volume 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Kit Rocha
    • Narrated By Lucy Malone
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (24)

    She's been looking for the perfect man. She found two. When Rachel Riley sacrificed a life in Eden to protect the O'Kanes, she earned her place in the powerful Sector Four gang. But the former crime princess is tired of being everyone's sweet little sister. It's time for her to get wild, to embrace her fantasies as only an O'Kane can - with a delicious exiled soldier and the gang's wickedly sinful tattoo artist.

    Candateshia Pafford says: "OMG! Awesome!"
    "ONLY IF YOU ARE CRAZY FOR BDSM AND DARKNESS"
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    I've noticed a new trend, probably since 50 Shades of Gray came out, where the erotica is going more and more into a dark place with more intense scenarios leaning toward a more uncomfortable place than I'm willing to be taken. I find it quite uncomfortable to know of and to listen to. Also, there is becoming a 'salad tossing' of a sort of who is participating in the sexual behaviors, with no possibilities being exempt. Again, a place I'm uncomfortable in being taken. To approve of such behaviors by qualifying that each person used (and is usually at least three now) Love one another is an immature persona to be placed on such a life.
    Be aware that these books, by Kit Rocha will include such scenarios of darkness and extreme sexual encounters that you may want to reconsider your choice to listen.
    Sorry that I can't add anything positive in my review of these books, but the solidarity of each character is just not there making it beyond my ability to identify with them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Warrior Prince: Dragon Lords Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Michelle M. Pillow
    • Narrated By Sarah Van Sweden
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Physically scarred in childhood by an act of betrayal, Pia has never been considered an attractive woman to other humans, but in a universe filled with aliens she's managed to blend in. One horrible mistake and she is on the run. Desperate to hide her identity, she makes a deal with Galaxy Brides - in exchange for a new face, she'll marry anyone they put in front of her. Never did she realize her future husband would be the most handsome warrior of the Draig.

    Mona says: "REMEMBER~WHAT ASSUMING DOES"
    "REMEMBER~WHAT ASSUMING DOES"
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    I will warn anyone who may want to listen to any in this series that Michelle M. Pillow writes this with the male and female FULLY misunderstanding one another. If that be because one attempts to do the thinking for the other or one is too slow to respond to another so an assumption is made, you will find it quite annoying!
    The only true way I was able to get through this listen was to skip chapters. I'm sorry to say, because I hate doing that. I won't be using a credit or spending any of my money on one in this series again.
    There is substance to the content of MP's book. If she would write the relationship between her lead male and female characters in such a way that we, the listeners/readers could respect and tolerate them, she would be SPOT ON in her writing strength. Setting them up in the manner in which she does make, we the consumer become uncomfortable, and angry with those characters personalities.
    I enjoy that she writes this series with females being part of the Galaxy Bride's, where women are taken to various planets where the male's population are needing women to procreate their worlds. The simplistic manner in which a 'crystal' worn by the men since their birth alerts them to who their 'true mate' is. All of this along with the tradition of unity of marriage and the institution of family is well done by Michelle Pillow. I appreciate her for that.
    My recommendation is:
    If you Can overlook or tolerate the banter of misunderstanding that goes on between the husband and wife in these books then your money/credit will not be wasted.
    If such bantering annoys you beyond reason. Don't waste your money or your credit.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Innocence Defied: New York Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Lainey Reese
    • Narrated By Christian Fox
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (93)
    Performance
    (87)
    Story
    (87)

    When business brings him to New York City indefinitely, Gage Hollister is sure that somewhere in this massive city, there must be a woman whose need to be dominated matches his thirst to dominate. But as his search through the local BDSM clubs drags on, he begins to doubt whether such a woman exists. When he's asked to chaperone his best friend's younger sister, who's on her first solo trip as an adult, he welcomes the distraction. Zoe Marshall has been in love with Gage forever, and has saved herself for him alone.

    Mona says: "AUTHOR AND NARRATOR SHOULD ALWAYS WORK TOGETHER!!!"
    "AUTHOR AND NARRATOR SHOULD ALWAYS WORK TOGETHER!!!"
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    Almost anything narrated by Christian Fox is an automatic download for me and if you buy this one, you'll understand why.
    This book is about a love. It's an awakening for Gage and a fulfillment for Oops. Honestly, that's her nickname, being named that because she was born to her parents when they thought they were done with having babies.
    Because this is an erotic romance, I don't want to say more, because we know what that adjective describes, however; this is one of the best written and narrated ones I've listened to. There is some BDSM, but it's not too difficult to listen to rating it on a scale of 1-10, I"d give it a 5. I'm not a fan on BDSM literature, but like I said, I couldn't pass up listening to a erotic book narrated by Christian Fox.
    For those who choose to listen to erotica, then this one will be worth your credit or your money.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Billionaire's Christmas

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By J. S. Scott
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Powers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (28)

    Called an eccentric beast by the citizens of Amesport, Maine, handsome billionaire Grady Sinclair stays isolated in his mansion on a private peninsula. The arrangement suits Grady just fine - until an angelic woman rings his doorbell, awaking his long dormant passion with her fearlessness. All he wants is to make the fiery blonde his forever. But will he have to become the monster everyone thinks he is to get his Christmas wish?

    Mona says: "Unbelievable"
    "Unbelievable"
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    I'm sure since the story was so short that the fact that this novella was so predictable and difficult to believe can be attributed to that reason. However, J. S. Scott seems to have similar plots throughout any given series she does.
    The performance was good, but I wouldn't spend a credit on this unless you've exhausted your ability to buy something else.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Billionaire's Obsession: The Complete Collection: Mine for Tonight, Mine for Now, Mine Forever, Mine Completely

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By J. S. Scott
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Powers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (519)
    Performance
    (479)
    Story
    (484)

    Down-on-her-luck nursing student and full-time waitress Kara Foster gets a massive blow to her already desperate financial situation that will surely find her living on the streets. Needing nothing less than a miracle to save her, Kara gets rescue from an unknown, unlikely, and overwhelming source. Billionaire Simon Hudson makes her an offer that is impossible to refuse, but terrifying to accept from a man that she's never met. Will the handsome, alpha billionaire really be a solution to her problems? Or will he end up being a major complication and a danger to her emotional sanity?

    Leigh says: "Read it before."
    "TRUTH~~~NICE CAN BE TAKEN TOO FAR"
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    The beginning of Simon's story was good. I enjoyed it. Toward the middle and especially the end I was like, WHAT!!?? I mean who in their right mind hires a lawyer to write up a pre-nup stating since I'm a lowly nurse and you're a Billionaire, I bring NOTHING to this marriage and I'll take NOTHING if we should divorce??!!! And she wants to do it so show him she doesn't love him for his money. Of course she's already proven that by not spending one penny of the $100,000.00 he deposited in her checking account last year!! Please, authors. Puuuulllleeease.....Don't think we, the readers, who keep you in $$$'s are STUPID.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Hunter's Claim: The Alliance, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By S. E. Smith
    • Narrated By David Brenin
    Overall
    (56)
    Performance
    (55)
    Story
    (53)

    Jesse Sampson and her two younger sisters have lived a hard life on the streets of Seattle, Washington, for the past several years. Four years before, the Earth received its first visitors from space, causing mass fear. Alone in a world gone mad with just her sisters, Jesse has learned to use the darkness and the remains of the city to survive and keep what was left of her family alive. She has seen the savage side of human nature and finds they are not much different from the aliens who conquered the Earth.

    Melanie says: "SEXY ALIEN FANASTY ROMANCE"
    "OUTSTANDING WRITING & NARRATION"
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    I'm sad there is only this one book by S. E. Smith. But, not to worry, because the second one in this series (Razor's Traitorous Heart) will be coming soon.
    This is so very well written. Women who are strong of character, faithful, determined. Family is everything to Jessie, Jordan, and Taylor, having lost their father the day the aliens landed on Earth and the humans left alive is plagued by groups of rogues doing more damage to their own than the aliens have.
    In this book is a Rescue (not planned), by Jessie. She assists Hunter in getting loose from a small group of human rogues who are set on doing him a horrible bodily harm.
    From this point, Jessie and Hunter's lives are intertwined.
    It's romantic, exciting, adventurous, and positive. I enjoyed it very much and I just can't wait for the next book. This book is a "mild" cliffhanger. What I mean by that is, you don't need to have the next book to complete the relationship that exits between Hunter and Jessie, but it ends with a hint as to who the next book will involve.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Alpha's Mate: The Wolvers, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Jacqueline Rhoades
    • Narrated By Leah Frederick
    Overall
    (139)
    Performance
    (127)
    Story
    (129)

    Welcome to Rabbit Creek.... City girl Elizabeth Reynolds hopes to find peace and contentment in the small Appalachian town of Rabbit Creek. Okay, so the bucolic cottage she's rented turns out to be a dilapidated cabin without phone service, but the people she meets are wonderful. Friendly and down to earth, they welcome her with open arms. It's just like moving to Mayberry...if Andy and Aunt Bea were wolves. Only an outsider would call them werewolves.

    Leah says: "Entertaining story. Bad narrator."
    "NARRATION? YES. IT MATTERS!!"
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    I love Jacqueline Rhoades. She's an outstanding author who gives such wonderfully full story lines. I would recommend any book she writes. I will NOT give Leah Frederick (Narrator) another listen!! Because narration in an audiobook is EVERYTHING!!
    Her voice is high pitched and it just hurt me to listen. I tried. Honest.
    So, listen to the full sample listen before deciding to buy or not.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Reaper's Stand: Reapers Motorcycle Club, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Joanna Wylde
    • Narrated By Tatiana Sokolov, Sean Crisden
    Overall
    (295)
    Performance
    (278)
    Story
    (276)

    As Reapers Motorcycle Club president, Reese "Picnic" Hayes has given his entire life to the club. After losing his wife, he knew he'd never love another woman. These days, Reese keeps his relationships free and easy-he definitely doesn't want to waste his time on a glorified cleaning lady like London Armstrong. Too bad he's completely obsessed with her.Besides running her own business, London has her junkie cousin's daughter to look after.

    Kelli says: "REFORMED Skeptic about MC Series as Romance"
    "Excellent"
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    I enjoyed this book so much. Everything about it was spot on for me. The performance, the story line and the overall hit 5 points! It's a long narration, but I never lost interest in it. The flow of the book moves nicely. This fourth book in the Motorcycle Club is a doorway to many other books to come along in the future, which I'm looking forward to listening.
    I found this book intriguing and suspenseful in areas along with the everyday struggles we have today with children who are born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and the many obstacles they have to learn to live with along with the difficulties of women who are finding theirselves alone raising their children on their own.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Fire of Beltane

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Angela Aaron
    • Narrated By Hollie Jackson
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    The Fire of Beltane Where the past is real, when the impossible becomes possible and dreams come true...literally. When Aedan is denied his soul mate that fateful Beltane night, he is given the gift of immortality, permitting him to wait for her prophesized return. Reunited after eleven-hundred years, he is disheartened to learn his true love holds no memory of him.

    Mona says: "This is an Outstanding Listen"
    "This is an Outstanding Listen"
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    I can't remember enjoying a book as much as I did this one in a long time! It's a love story, and true love story with a mystical over tone. The erotic is gentle, not profane. It's a verbage of love between two people who truly love one another.
    I would recommend this book since the story and the narration is perfectly done.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • A Taste for a Mate

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Carrie Ann Ryan
    • Narrated By Gregory Salinas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (22)

    Jasper Jamenson's only responsibility to being the Beta of the Redwood Pack, second son of the Alpha, is to protect the Pack from themselves and the human world. After a century of selfless service, his brother's new found mating forced him into taking a good look into his life. He isn't sure he wants a mate, but fate may have other ideas.

    Mona says: "Iffy"
    "Iffy"
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    If you like descriptive violence then you'll probably enjoy this book. I would caution anyone wanting to listen to this one. It has very graphic scenes of physical and mental abuse. Not for me.

    4 of 9 people found this review helpful

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