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Lorelei Honeywolf

Life is too short to waste on bad authors.

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  • Inferno: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9885)
    Performance
    (8958)
    Story
    (9034)

    In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon, is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces: Dante’s Inferno. Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. Drawing from Dante’s dark epic poem, Langdon races to find answers and decide whom to trust...before the world is irrevocably altered.

    Livia says: "Formulaic and Hard to Finish...."
    "Formulaic and boring"
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    What disappointed you about Inferno?

    After the Lost Symbol, I was hesitant to read another one of Brown's books but I thought since there was a large gap of time between Symbol and this one, I decided that maybe I'd give it a shot.

    Nope. Brown's writing falls flat for me; sad to say. I just could not get into it.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Paul Michael?

    I don't know but Paul Michael was okay.


    6 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Sixth Grave on the Edge: Charley Davidson, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Darynda Jones
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (946)
    Performance
    (893)
    Story
    (888)

    Most girls might think twice before getting engaged to someone like Reyes Farrow - but Charley Davidson is not most girls. She’s a paranormal private eye and grim-reaper-in-training who’s known to be a bit of a hell-raiser, especially after a few shots of caffeine. Her beloved Reyes may be the only begotten son of evil, but he’s dark and sultry and deeply sexy and everything Charley could hope for. Really. But when the FBI file on Reyes’ childhood happens to land into her lap, she can’t help herself: She opens it...and then the real fun begins.

    RabidReads says: "This book could change EVERYTHING!"
    "Good but could be better without so many sub-plots"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Sixth Grave on the Edge to be better than the print version?

    Not necessarily, no. That's a subjective question.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Sixth Grave on the Edge?

    Reyes calling Charley out on many of her flaws that drive me nuts.


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

    Yes. This series is better than Briggs' Mercy Thompson books. Not as many male characters.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Charley helping out Amber and Quentin.


    Any additional comments?


    Okay, don't get me wrong, I love this series. I think my biggest bone of contention with Charley is that she takes too much on at once and doesn't think things through. Gratefully, Reyes tells her as much in this book.

    Actually, maybe Charley's having too much on her plate in one book isn't her fault but that of her author. She often puts too many side-plots in. For example, in this book you have 8 different things going on. I can't really call them sub-plots because a couple of them are solved quickly but still!

    Metaphorically, this book was a big, gnarled knot of yarn that you have to carefully untangle until things get ironed out. While Jones does a good job of not leaving loose ends (unless you count cliff hangers) I just wish that she would hold back a few of the longer sub-plots for future books.

    The other thing? While I love Charley's sense of humor and sarcasm? Sometimes, it was a bit too .. I don't know, contrived? Almost like Jones is trying a little too hard to keep the humor rolling?

    I know these bones of contention make it sound like I don't like the book but these points stuck out like a sore thumb at me. I'm curious as to whether or not anyone else had the same issues.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Goddess Interrupted: A Goddess Test Novel, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Aimée Carter
    • Narrated By Brittany Pressley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (73)
    Performance
    (61)
    Story
    (63)

    Becoming immortal wasn't supposed to be the easy part. Though Kate is about to be crowned Queen of the Underworld, she's as isolated as ever. And despite her growing love for Henry, ruler of the Underworld, he's becoming ever more distant and secretive. Then, in the midst of Kate's coronation, Henry is abducted by the only being powerful enough to kill him: the King of the Titans.

    Lorelei Honeywolf says: "Consider Yourself Warned: Kate is annoying!"
    "Consider Yourself Warned: Kate is annoying!"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes, I would because it's part of a series and Kate's issues aside? Interesting information comes to play in regards to the other characters.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Seeing and meeting Persephone.


    What about Brittany Pressley’s performance did you like?

    She does a good job at females and a decent job of voicing the males.


    Do you think Goddess Interrupted needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Yes, we need to know what happens.


    Any additional comments?

    Kate needs to mature .. fast!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Goddess Legacy: Goddess Test, Book 2.5

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Aimée Carter
    • Narrated By Brittany Pressley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (31)

    For millennia we've caught only glimpses of the lives and loves of the gods and goddesses on Olympus. Now Aime Carter pulls back the curtain on how they became the powerful, petty, loving, and dangerous immortals that Kate Winters knows.

    Lorelei Honeywolf says: "As Olympus Turns"
    "As Olympus Turns"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Goddess Legacy the most enjoyable?

    Hearing the perspectives from the major players' perspectives and not having to listen Kate's inner monologue.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Hades--even with the self-loathing--which is definitely understandable. He doesn't have the go that his brothers have.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The talk between Hades and Persephone. That's all I say in the interest of avoiding spoilers.


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

    Yeah. It took me a day to complete.


    Any additional comments?

    Hera, Aphrodite, Persephone, Hermes and Hades

    There are all Greek Gods that we are familiar with. However, the third book in the Goddess Test series does a pretty good job of fleshing them out. So good, in fact, that it made me muse what separates us mortals from the Gods, if they are just as prone to "human" emotions such as jealousy, loneliness, despair and hatred?

    When I finished the previous book, Goddess Interrupted, I was torn between frustration at Aimee Carter for depicting the Greek Pantheon as petty, jealous Gods. Heck, part of the reason why I had to pull away from the Dark Hunter series is because my vision of Artemis was tainted. But no, Carter's depiction of Hera aka Calliope, makes Kenyon's Artemis look like a child throwing a tantrum when she doesn't get her way.

    In Legacy, Carter gives us the four different POVs from each characters' perspectives. She gives us their motivation for their deeds in the events from Goddess Test up to Interrupted. She does a decent job of fleshing out their characters (without all the abuse and turmoil that the Dark Hunters series has) and shows that even though they are immortal, powerful, beings? They still have feelings.

    Due to the way Persephone was depicted in Interrupted, I didn't like Carter's depiction of her. She appeared as petty, selfish and conniving. She's that girl in high school that you can't stand and want to slap so hard that she goes flying against the opposite wall. Yet, when we get her take on what happened, you can sympathize with her.

    The only God I cannot reconcile with is Zeus. He's depicted as egotistical, possessive, over-bearing and shrewd. I don't care if he has good reasons for what he does, I just don't like him.

    As for the writing? Carter does seem to improve with each book but man, Kate? She is annoying and sometimes dense. She seems incapable of viewing the big picture before she reacts. Which leads her to do REALLY stupid things!!!

    My favorite character is Hades. I love how he doesn't speak using colloquialisms or contractions. He's very formal. He sort of reminds me of Vincent Valentine with the brooding, self-hatred thing he's got going on. Yet, he's the most rational out of all them. He has less of an ego and I like that.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Shining

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Campbell Scott
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2153)
    Performance
    (2004)
    Story
    (2026)

    Jack Torrance's new job at the Overlook Hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start. As the off-season caretaker at the atmospheric old hotel, he'll have plenty of time to spend reconnecting with his family and working on his writing. But as the harsh winter weather sets in, the idyllic location feels ever more remote...and more sinister. And the only one to notice the strange and terrible forces gathering around the Overlook is Danny Torrance, a uniquely gifted five-year-old.

    Kristin says: "Don't expect the movie..."
    "Extremely well developed characters!"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Shining the most enjoyable?

    Yes it was. While it starts off a little on the slow side, the reader soon realizes that they will be taken on a journey of the various character's internal thoughts and emotions regarding the other characters.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Shining?

    The hedge animals. That's all I'm going to say. Oh and Mr. Halloran was a very sympathetic character.


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

    No, I haven't this is my first listening experience with him as a narrator.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Suspense is the best word for it. The fact that I was listening to this book during a Nor'easter here in NY did add to the ambience. The way King writes and the way Mr. Scott narrates the internal dialogue of the character, I felt I was truly inside the characters' heads.


    Any additional comments?

    While the book did feel slow moving, I encourage prospective listeners to hang in there because King is building a psychological/emotional foundation for the three members of the Torrance family .. .then when they move into the hotel, you start to feel it unravel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Goddess Test

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Aimée Carter
    • Narrated By Brittany Pressley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (177)
    Performance
    (153)
    Story
    (157)

    It's always been just Kate and her mom - and her mother is dying. Her last wish? To move back to her childhood home. So Kate's going to start at a new school with no friends, no other family, and the fear her mother won't live past the fall. Then she meets Henry. Dark. Tortured. And mesmerizing. He claims to be Hades, god of the Underworld - and if she accepts his bargain, he'll keep her mother alive while Kate tries to pass seven tests. Kate is sure he's crazy - until she sees him bring a girl back from the dead. Now saving her mother seems crazily possible. If she succeeds, she'll become Henry's future bride, and a goddess.

    Samantha says: "Twilight with Greeks instead of vampires"
    "Not Bad But Slow to Get Started"
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    If you could sum up The Goddess Test in three words, what would they be?

    Appearances are deceiving.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Henry was my favorite. I've seen another reviewer compare this book to Twilight and while I can see why they would say that, Henry is NO Edward. Henry has far more depth than Edward--who had the personality of a wet blanket. Carter takes a while to let us get to know Henry but once we see what's behind that guarded exterior, I liked him.


    What about Brittany Pressley’s performance did you like?

    She has a pleasant voice and was able to differentiate between the characters.


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

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    I would give this book a chance. It's different from what's out there and it's an intriguing take on the Hades/Persephone myth.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Cesar's Way: The Natural, Everyday Guide to Understanding and Correcting Common Dog Problems

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs)
    • By Cesar Millan, Melissa Jo Peltier
    • Narrated By Cesar Millan
    Overall
    (106)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (29)

    There are at least 68 million dogs in America, and their owners lavish billions of dollars on them every year. So why do so many pampered pets have problems? In this definitive and accessible guide, Cesar Millan, star of National Geographic Channel's hit show Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan, reveals what dogs truly need to live a happy and fulfilled life.

    Michelle says: "Excellent Narration"
    "Great tips! Enjoyed Hearing from Cesar Himself!"
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    What did you love best about Cesar's Way?

    He tells about where he started from and how he got to America. . how he inherited his love for dogs from his grandfather.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Cesar's Way?

    Getting to know him.


    What about Cesar Millan’s performance did you like?

    Hearing his story through his own lips rather than another narrator.


    Any additional comments?

    There were a few spots where the audio skipped or stuttered.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gone Girl: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16497)
    Performance
    (14664)
    Story
    (14706)

    It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

    Teddy says: "Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!"
    "Extremely Well Written . . Until the Ending!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I might.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    It was slow to get into and get interested with the characters. The second part is where it really picks up. I think what detracted me was how self-centered/self-involved both Amy and Nick were with each other.


    What about Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne ’s performance did you like?

    It felt like they brought the characters to life; despite how despicable both characters were.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Not really no.


    Any additional comments?

    The end was a cop out on Nick's part, in my opinion. That's all I can say without spoiling it for prospective readers.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kitty Raises Hell: Kitty Norville, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Carrie Vaughn
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (615)
    Performance
    (375)
    Story
    (372)

    What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas...except when it doesn't. Kitty and Ben return to their werewolf pack in Denver only to discover an invisible evil that smells of brimstone and plays with fire has followed them home. Stalking the whole pack, it leaves a charred trail of ashes and death across the city. Kitty seeks help from Rick, the master vampire of Denver, as well as from the paranormal investigators on a popular reality television show.

    Tamara says: "My favorite so far :-)"
    "Plot okay, Narrator Sounded Bored"
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    Where does Kitty Raises Hell rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    On a scale from 1-10, I'd give it a 5. I was rather disappointed in the plot and just how naive and headstrong Kitty can be. Has she not learned anything from her past experiences?


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Believe or not, Rick. While he may seem laid back or lackadaisical, he's been around for quite awhile so he's had more than enough time to study human nature. I like a character that doesn't give away their true nature up front.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    I don't know. I'm sure it can't be easy to bring a book to life but Ms. Gavin came off as very flippant and bored. . or at least that's how she made Kitty sound.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Sadly, no.


    Any additional comments?

    I may stop reading this series because of this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Night Pleasures: A Dark-Hunter Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Sherrilyn Kenyon
    • Narrated By Carrington MacDuffie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1146)
    Performance
    (660)
    Story
    (661)

    In Night Pleasures, Kyrian of Thrace - an immortal who protects humans from vampires - wakes up one morning handcuffed to the one thing that can scare him: a conservative woman in a button-down shirt. But Amanda Devereaux turns out to be his perfect partner for hunting down a deadly foe, and for helping him to regain his soul and learn that love doesn't have to bite.

    Erich says: "REALLY!!??"
    "Story's okay but Narrator Stinks!"
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    Would you try another book from Sherrilyn Kenyon and/or Carrington MacDuffie?

    It wasn't the author that was the problem, it was the narrator. Kyrian shouldn't have a Russian accent.


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

    I don't know, I didn't finish it.


    What three words best describe Carrington MacDuffie’s performance?

    Somewhat monotone, just off. Her Southern accent was either too strong or too weak.


    Was Night Pleasures worth the listening time?

    No.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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