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Amy

Reidsville, NC, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • All I Want for Christmas Is a Vampire: Love at Stake, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Kerrelyn Sparks
    • Narrated By Coleen Marlo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (360)
    Performance
    (280)
    Story
    (285)

    This Christmas isn't so merry for Toni. Her best friend's been locked up in a mental hospital ever since she told the police she was attacked by vampires, and the only way for Toni to get her out is to prove that bloodsuckers really do exist. So she's taken a job as a bodyguard for the Undead, but she gets more than she bargained for, especially when she meets Ian MacPhie, a Scottish rascal looking for Ms. Right.

    Amy says: "Always cute"
    "Always cute"
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    What made the experience of listening to All I Want for Christmas Is a Vampire the most enjoyable?

    This was a cute and sweet book, one of her best so far. I loved Ian and his struggle for acceptance. Here is a man willing to induing and struggle to find his one true love. Plus I listened to it around Christmas and that made it all the sweeter.


    What other book might you compare All I Want for Christmas Is a Vampire to and why?

    This book had the humerus quality's of the first book in the series, the laugh out loud sort of book. Most enjoyable


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Free: I'm Dreaming of an Undead Christmas

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    Overall
    (2829)
    Performance
    (2560)
    Story
    (2556)

    It's Christmas in Half-Moon Hollow and newly turned vampire Iris Scanlon-Calix wants to make Gigi's first visit home from college as normal and special as possible. It's taken months for Iris to work up the nerve to spend time around her baby sister after her vampire transition, so she enlists help from Jane Jameson and Company to keep her blood-thirst under control and assure Gigi's safety. Gigi, on the other hand, has problems of her own, including the demise of her relationship with high school sweetheart, Ben, and a looming job interview with Ophelia Lambert, the scariest potential employer in the Hollow.

    AudioAddict says: "Clever Christmas Cheer!"
    "You tease When is her story comming out!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If my friend liked Molly Harper then I would be beating them up side the head to read or listen to this story


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The part where Dick gives Jane here Christmas Gift. I still giggle when I think about it.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a wonderful short story and a truly enjoyable listen. The only thing that I am now chomping at the bit for the next full story and it looks like it will not be coming out till 2015. Gerrr such a tease.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Covet: A Novel of the Fallen Angels, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By J.R. Ward
    • Narrated By Eric G. Dove
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1571)
    Performance
    (965)
    Story
    (971)

    Redemption isn't a word Jim Heron knows much about - his specialty is revenge, and to him, sin is all relative. But everything changes when he becomes a fallen angel and is charged with saving the souls of seven people from the seven deadly sins. Vin diPietro long ago sold his soul to his business, and he's good with that - until fate intervenes in the form of a tough-talking Harley-riding, self-professed savior.

    AMC says: "Promising New Series"
    "Woth the Credit but not spellbinding"
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    What did you love best about Covet?

    That is was based around the Black Dagger Brotherhoods hometown and intermixed with the story line


    If you’ve listened to books by J.R. Ward before, how does this one compare?

    I have listened to all the BDB books. This story was fun and I enjoyed it but it did not have the same spellbinding effect. I was able to walk away from the story when needed and it was not bothersome.


    What about Eric G. Dove’s performance did you like?

    Good and keeping track of the voices for each character.


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

    .... Non that spring to mind.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beethoven's Shadow

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 57 mins)
    • By Jonathan Biss
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    Overall
    (539)
    Performance
    (474)
    Story
    (471)

    The American pianist Jonathan Biss is known to audiences throughout the world for his artistry, musical intelligence, and deeply felt interpretations. What is less known until now is that Jonathan Biss writes about music in a most compelling and engaging way. For anyone who has ever enjoyed a Beethoven concert or a Beethoven recording, or one of the many films about Beethoven, this audiobook is an inspiring listening experience.

    Carol C. Buchalter says: "An amazing glimpse into musical interpretation"
    "An interesting look into the process of playing"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    It took me a bit to get into this book because the subject is not one I am drawn to. However if you are a fan of music particularly classical music I think you would quite enjoy this work. It's well preformed and composed. Even I found it fascinating once I got into it. I never realized how much work and thought was put into playing just one piece of music.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    This book did not spark any large emotions in me, but it did make me think about the artistic possess and made me realized that how people interact with a piece after it is completed is just as important (if not more so) than the making of that piece of art, regardless of what kind of art it is.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Fairy Godmother: Tales of the Five Hundred Kingdoms, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated By Gabra Zackman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (412)
    Performance
    (374)
    Story
    (382)

    Elena Klovis was supposed to be her kingdom's Cinderella - until an accident of fate left her with a completely inappropriate prince! Determined not to remain with her stepfamily, Elena set out to get a new job - and ended up becoming the Fairy Godmother for the land. But "Breaking with Tradition" was no easy matter. True, she didn't have to sleep in the chimney, but she had to deal with arrogant, stuffed-shirt princes who kept trying to rise above their place in the tale.

    Captain Skurvy says: "An excellent start to a new series"
    "A fun take on a traditional fairytale"
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    If you could sum up The Fairy Godmother in three words, what would they be?

    Cinderella becomes Godmother


    What other book might you compare The Fairy Godmother to and why?

    I don't know of another book that I could compare it to but, I was put in mind of the movie "Ever After". Both story's put a twist on the traditional Cinderella tail, where the maiden is empowered. However this tail takes that twist much further and adds a lot more twists and turns to the point that it completely deviates from that tail for most of the story, but comes nicely back to it at the end.


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

    She was a wonderful reader. Each character had it's own distinct voice, but it was not overly dramatized.


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

    Oh This book was lovely! I laughed most of my way through it. I could not point to only one part of the book because that would require me picking a favorite part. This is a book that I know I will be able to come back to time and again and find enjoyable each time.


    Any additional comments?

    Buy this book you'll be happy you spent the credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Vampire Mine

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By Kerrelyn Sparks
    • Narrated By Gabra Zackman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (306)
    Performance
    (211)
    Story
    (216)

    After 499 years of existence, Connor Buchanan has arrived at an inescapable conclusion: he is a cold-hearted SOB. He's been watching his friends - those poor romantic fools - plummet off the cliff into love like a dazed herd of sheep. But not Connor. He knows that love leads to nothing but heartache. Until Marielle.... She is an angel cast down from heaven for disobedience. Trapped in mortal form, she finds a protector in Connor, a Scottish vampire haunted by a dark past.

    nicoole says: "Mmmmm!"
    "Good Story Not so grate Reader"
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    Would you listen to Vampire Mine again? Why?

    Liked the story even though the reader was... Lest put it this was she made Kerrelyn Sparkes kind of bland.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lair of the Lion

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Christine Feehan
    • Narrated By Abby Craden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (159)
    Performance
    (132)
    Story
    (138)

    Rumor said the powerful Nicolai DeMarco could command the heavens, that the beasts below did his bidding... and that he was doomed to destroy the woman he took as wife. It was whispered he was not wholly human - as untamed as his tawny mane and slashing amber eyes. Impoverished aristocrat Isabella Vernaducci would defy death itself to rescue her imprisoned brother. She’d even brave the haunted, accursed lair of the lion - the menacing palace of legendary, lethal Don Nicolai DeMarco.

    Karen says: "Wish I had read the reviews before purchasing"
    "The reader was so bad that I could not keep track"
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    What did you like best about Lair of the Lion? What did you like least?

    I can't say what I liked best or least about this book. The reader was so bad that I could not keep track of what was going on. The sex was good, but the reader read everything like a moment of tension witch made it hard to understand and keep up with the story.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Abby Craden’s performances?

    NO defiantly not, she tries to hard. Everything... is... said.... with... breathless... anticipation.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Born of Ice: A League Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Sherrilyn Kenyon
    • Narrated By Fred Berman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (439)
    Performance
    (280)
    Story
    (287)

    Devyn Kell spent his life in service to the League until he learned of the double dealing and backstabbing that was costing innocent people their lives. Refusing to play those politics, he became a Runner - someone who makes sure planets get the weapons, medicine and supplies they need to survive. May the gods have mercy on any who get in his way, because he definitely won't.

    Alicia Abraham says: "Best listening ever!!!"
    "Loved this book"
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    What did you like best about this story?

    If the have read the other League books you will get a real kick out of this one. Time has past and the children of the original books are all grown and getting into trouble of there own and finding love.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dark Lover: The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By J.R. Ward
    • Narrated By Jim Frangione
    Overall
    (3168)
    Performance
    (2046)
    Story
    (2057)

    The vampire Darius fears for the life of his half-breed daughter, who is unaware of her unusual destiny. To oversee her transformation, Darius seeks help from Wrath, a dangerous loner and the world's only purebred vampire.

    Tracy says: "Amazing start to this awesome series!"
    "Oh yes this was good"
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    Have you listened to any of Jim Frangione’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes he is consistently good.


    Any additional comments?

    Got the first book on sale and it was so good I had to buy all the others available right away. If you like paranormal romance you'll love this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Sagan Diary

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 35 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Stephanie Wolfe, John Scalzi
    Overall
    (750)
    Performance
    (647)
    Story
    (655)

    Jane Sagan: Soldier. Killer. Lover. Dreamer. In John Scalzi's best-selling Old Man's War series of science-fiction novels, we see this warrior woman as the other characters see her - silent and strong, from the outside. But now The Sagan Diary shows us Sagan from another point of view: her own, as she prepares to leave military life and join her new husband and adopted daughter on a colony world.

    Robert says: "Nothing like Scalzi's old man's war."
    "Make it Stop.....Arggg"
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    Any additional comments?

    If you like introspection (A LOT), then you would really get a kick out of this story. If you like Victorian style writing you will most likely enjoy this story as well. If you like things to get to the point then stay away it will drive you slowly mad.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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