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Mona

RHEINE, Germany

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  • Vampires: The Recent Undead

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Charlaine Harris, Kelley Armstrong, Rachel Caine, and others
    • Narrated By Bahni Turpin, Jonathan Davis, Khristine Hvam, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (99)
    Performance
    (94)
    Story
    (92)

    The undead are more alive today than ever. Immortal? Indeed! Nothing has sunk its teeth into 21st century popular culture as pervasively as the vampire. The fangsters have the freedom to fly across all genres and all mediums - there''s even apps for vamps. Whether roaming into romance, haunting horror, sneaking into science fiction, capering into humor, meandering through mystery - no icon is more versatile than the vampire.

    Maureen says: "Don't waste your time or credit on this mess!"
    "i love vampire stories but this..."
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    What disappointed you about Vampires?

    I really thought i would love listening to those shorter stories, because i really enjoy listening to audio books before going to sleep, but this simply did not work out for me at all. I enjoyed one story i think all the other story lines just did not make it for me. some seemed pretty much not even thought through


    Would you ever listen to anything by the authors again?

    Well I guess if there was an actual story... a longer would i might give them another try. The problem might have been just me not digging to shallow plot...


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I like the emotions in peoples voices and mostly like the narrating in this book so i can't actually complain about that, even though i guess you always either enjoy a narrator or you don't.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Secrets to the Grave

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Tami Hoag
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (717)
    Performance
    (417)
    Story
    (428)

    When Marissa is found brutally murdered, with her young daughter, Haley, resting her head on her mother's bloody breast, she sends the idyllic California town of Oak Knoll into a tailspin. Already on edge with the upcoming trial of the See- No-Evil killer, residents are shocked by reports of the crime scene, which might not have been discovered for days had it not been for a chilling 911 call: a small child's voice saying, "My daddy hurt my mommy."

    Judy Ford says: "Totally superior!!"
    "an alright listen...that leaves you disappointed"
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    I enjoyed the first book a whole lot so when i realized there was another one revolving around the same characters i just had to get it. I really was disappointed though, while in the first book you can relate to everyone perfectly, nobody really mad any sense to me in this one.

    I loved the first book and fell in love with the protagonist too, she seemed like such a strong woman who could overcome anything, but in this book there was simply too much drama going on for my taste. Everything was going way too fast and things got confusing which was why i had to stop at some point. While the first book was the kind of book you just could not stop listening to and had to take everywhere with you just to know what happens next.

    This one leaves you rather disappointed. I think the story is a great idea, but what really annoyed me was that repeatedly things like " This does not happen in a city like this" etc. kept coming up, also I really hated that the vies switched so much. I don't know, I really would not recommend it...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Halfway to the Grave: Night Huntress, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Jeaniene Frost
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5317)
    Performance
    (3658)
    Story
    (3675)

    Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, hoping that one of these deadbeats is her father—the one responsible for ruining her mother's life. Then she's captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, and is forced into an unlikely partnership. In exchange for help finding her father, Cat agrees to train with the sexy night stalker until her battle reflexes are as sharp as his fangs. She's amazed she doesn't end up as his dinner…are there actually good vampires?

    Benoibe says: "Surprised! SPECTACULAR AND SEXY!"
    "Great narrator, the story drags on and on though"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Make it go faster, i really could not get through it... i could not keep on listening, it just did not capture me


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    i have not even made it all the way through. i just stopped at somebody and wasn't into the story at all therefore no motivation to finish...


    Was Halfway to the Grave worth the listening time?

    I really did not think it was, I read all those great reviews and thought this was a great buy as it turned out it really was not. I love vampire story's but this one does not have enough content for me...


    Any additional comments?

    I am sad to say that i actually really would not recommend this book. I enjoyed the narration style and really liked the way it was told. I just did not like the story at all.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (33933)
    Performance
    (25119)
    Story
    (25462)

    Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

    Teddy says: "The Book Deserves The Hype"
    "a great listen"
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    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I really liked Katniss. she is a strong girl and all her decisions throughout the book seemed quite reasonable. Amazing character.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I really liked the beginning of the book when there was no way of telling where the story was headed.


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

    I definitely could not stop listening to it, I actually even had it on in the gym because i really wanted to know what was going to happen next. super exciting story, good narrator, even though i thought she could have put more emphasis on some important facts of the story, overall she did a great job too though. loved the book and this audio version of it


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Deeper Than the Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Tami Hoag
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1375)
    Performance
    (772)
    Story
    (765)

    Three children, running in the woods behind their school, stumble upon a partially buried female body, eyes and mouth glued shut. Close behind the children is their teacher, Anne Navarre, shocked by this discovery and heartbroken as she witnesses the end of their innocence. What she doesn't yet realize is that this will mark the end of innocence for an entire community, as the ties that bind families and friends are tested by secrets uncovered in the wake of a serial killer's escalating activity.

    John says: "A pleasant surprise"
    "really enjoyed it!!!"
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    What did you love best about Deeper Than the Dead?

    I really liked the narrator, also I really enjoyed Hoag's way of writing and getting into all kinds of details about the story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I really enjoyed all the kids, because they gave the whole story a totally different angle.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I really enjoyed the way the story begins with all the kids being at school and their world being totally in place, their biggest problem being the fact, that one of them is a bully and that Tommy does not stand up for himself.


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

    I was shocked about the way Tommy's mother reacted upon hearing what had happened to the kids throughout the day. I thought that it was crazy a mother could act like this and how she was being awful.


    Any additional comments?

    I think that this story is a great listen, as well as probably amazing to read. I really enjoyed the narrator, who in my opinion read at the perfect speed and did read anything too dramatically or got too deep into the story. A great audiobook.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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