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Sarah R. Wales

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  • Firelight: Darkest London, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Kristen Callihan
    • Narrated By Moira Quirk
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (301)
    Performance
    (281)
    Story
    (278)

    Miranda Ellis is a woman tormented. Plagued since birth by a strange and powerful gift, she has spent her entire life struggling to control her exceptional abilities. Yet one innocent but irreversible mistake has left her family's fortune decimated and forced her to wed London's most nefarious nobleman. Lord Benjamin Archer is no ordinary man. Doomed to hide his disfigured face behind masks, Archer knows it's selfish to take Miranda as his bride. Yet he can't help being drawn to the flame-haired beauty whose touch sparks a passion he hasn't felt in a lifetime.

    Jan says: "A Perfect Book"
    "A fun, mysterious adventure!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes! Very well written and read! The story was well paced and revealed just enough detail to keep the mind wondering about the rest of the mystery. The narrator was fantastic and actually enhanced the story with different accents and speech patterns that were very well done. Her interpretation of male voices was seamless and believable.


    What other book might you compare Firelight to and why?

    It is kind of a fairy tale. I wouldn't compare it to a single one--though it clearly has La Belle et la Bete overtones--because this story gives strength and power to the female lead. It was fun!


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

    Nope. This was my first one. Wouldn't hesitate to listen to her again though! One of my new favorites!


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Fifty Shades Darker: Book Two of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7795)
    Performance
    (6724)
    Story
    (6725)

    Daunted by the singular tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house. But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, Anastasia cannot resist.

    FanB14 says: "Horrible on All Accounts"
    "Boring"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    People who don't find wimpy, self-doubting female characters to be insufferable.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I'll try the third book. I have to complete the set.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Becca Battoe’s performances?

    After these three books, no. Never. Most characters sounded like bored teenagers. Her interpretation of all of the characters was incredibly immature. I found myself pausing to reinvent the voices of every character. I confess to wondering if I might have tolerated the book better had I read it myself instead.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Fifty Shades Darker?

    I found myself rolling my eyes every time another vanilla sex scene came up. I could have done with less of that, and more action. It was all so shallow.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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