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Summer Girl

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HELPFUL VOTES
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  • Fall of Darkness: The Darkness Chronicles, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Elle Bright
    • Narrated By Kathleen Mary Carthy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    For centuries, werewolf, Dominic Ridolfi, has battled the demons of the night, upholding the sacred pact to protect man from vampires. Yet when sent to destroy the long lost Cacciatori heiress, the vampire prophesied to free her kind from the curse of darkness, he finds himself reluctant to complete his task. The innocent beauty awakens his humanity and Dominic finds himself not in the role of assassin, but savior. Swept away in a whirlwind romance, Kate loses herself in Dominic's mysterious world of opulence and seduction. But Dominic has a secret.

    Summer Girl says: "Someone PLEASE tell me the next one is coming soon"
    "Someone PLEASE tell me the next one is coming soon"
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    If you could sum up Fall of Darkness in three words, what would they be?

    Sweeping and epic!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Kate was my favorite character. She was a strong woman, who never let the fact that she was orphaned at a young age, or that her future turned out to be much different than she expected be an excuse to give into whining and self-pity, though there are a few times where she probably could be forgiven for doing so. Also, Kate is a woman of strong convictions, and she remains steadfast and dedicated to those convictions, even when an easier path presents itself. In a literary world of whiny, wishy-washy female leads, Elle Bright's Kate is a breath of fresh air!


    What about Kathleen Mary Carthy’s performance did you like?

    Kathleen Mary Carthy was EXCELLENT! She made the men sound like men, and the women sound like women. She has a true story teller's voice.


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

    If I could have, I would have listened to this in one go. As it was, I listened to Fall of Darkness when I got ready for work and driving to work at 4 a.m., and every time I had to turn it off, I wished I could keep listening!


    Any additional comments?

    If Kathleen Mary Carthy keeps reading Elle's words, I'm going to keep listening!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The X-Files: Cold Cases

    • ORIGINAL (4 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Joe Harris, Chris Carter, Dirk Maggs - adaptation
    • Narrated By David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, and others
    Overall
    (6033)
    Performance
    (5602)
    Story
    (5582)

    Based upon the graphic novels by Joe Harris - with creative direction from series creator Chris Carter - and adapted specifically for the audio format by aural auteur Dirk Maggs (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Alien: Out of the Shadows), Cold Cases marks yet another thrilling addition to the pantheon of X-Files stories. Featuring a mind-blowing and otherworldly soundscape of liquefying aliens, hissing creatures, and humming spacecraft, listeners get to experience the duo's investigations like never before.

    tatiana says: "New Fan"
    "Spooky good fun!"
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    My husband and Iistened to this while on a road trip, and we both enjoyed it quite a bit. Great story and great cast! Listening to David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson along with Mitch Pileggi, The Lone Gunmen, and The Cigarette Smoking Man was like listening to one of the original t.v. show episodes. We're really hoping more audiobooks are written and produced!

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • My Commander: Bewitched and Bewildered, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Alanea Alder
    • Narrated By Charlotte Kane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (601)
    Performance
    (563)
    Story
    (561)

    When the topic of grandchildren comes up during a weekly sewing circle, the matriarchs of the founding families seek out the witch Elder to scry to see if their sons have mates. They are shocked to discover that many of their son's mates are out in the world and are human! Fearing that their future daughter in laws will end up dead before being claimed and providing them with grandchildren to spoil, they convince their own mates that something must be done.

    Suzy says: "ADDICTED"
    "Glad I took a chance!"
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    I spent my precious monthly credit and took a chance on this book, and I'm glad I did. Meryn Evans made me giggle, and reminded me of the Charlie Bradbury character from Supernatural. And of course, who can resist sexy bear shifter Aiden Mackenzie?

    There are, as far as I can tell, eleven more books in this series, and I'm a little disappointed that none of ther rest of the books are on Audible yet, but I shall endeaver to carry on, and actually read the others.

    A couple things left me wanting in the plot, and this is why I rated it a 4 instead of a 5 star book.

    1. The spell mentioned in the synopsis is only referred to in casual, throwaway lines. I would have liked to have read more about the reasons behind it and how it came to pass.

    2. The threat wasn't completely resolved. Perhaps this is to fuel a sense of cliffhanger in the reader, but for me, the death of the assassin without any kind of further information just didn't do it for me. I feel a little more could have been said about the reasons behind the sinister happenings.

    Over all, I enjoyed My Commander, and hope the rest will soon come to Audible.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The BFG

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Roald Dahl
    • Narrated By David Walliams
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1582)
    Performance
    (1360)
    Story
    (1372)

    The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. It's lucky for Sophie that he is. Had she been carried off in the middle of the night by the Bloodbottler, or any of the other giants - rather than the BFG - she would have soon become breakfast. When Sophie hears that the giants are flush-bunking off to England to swollomp a few nice little chiddlers, she decides she must stop them once and for all. And the BFG is going to help her!

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "GREEKS FROM GREECE ALL BE TASTING GREASY"
    "A sweet story"
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    What a sweet story! After seeing the movie, I decided to purchase the audiobook, and I'm glad I did! Kids of all ages will enjoy this tale of friendship and adventure!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Martian

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Andy Weir
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (149381)
    Performance
    (137847)
    Story
    (137713)

    Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "LOOK BOOBIES"
    "FANTASTIC!!!"
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    What can I say about The Martian that hasn't already been said? Funny? Yes. Riveting? Yes. A fantastic listen? Most definitely. This is one that I listen to over and over again, and I recommend it to everyone!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Armada: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Ernest Cline
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28586)
    Performance
    (26833)
    Story
    (26781)

    It's just another day of high school for Zack Lightman. He's daydreaming through another boring math class, with just one more month to go until graduation and freedom - if he can make it that long without getting suspended again. Then he glances out his classroom window and spots the flying saucer.

    Chad says: "Lacked the freshness of Ready Player One"
    "What a follow up!"
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    What did you love best about Armada?

    Armada felt like coming home! With Wil Wheaton's voice telling the story and so many little nods to things that I grew up with, it was a homecoming.


    What other book might you compare Armada to and why?

    Definitely gotta give a shout out to Ready Player One. With the hero being a young man who is bored with his small town and looking for adventure in both books, there is a definite connection.


    Which character – as performed by Wil Wheaton – was your favorite?

    Definitely the hero, Zach Lightman!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Adventure comes a knockin'!


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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