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MARYANNE

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  • Lover at Last: Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By J.R. Ward
    • Narrated By Jim Frangione
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1351)
    Performance
    (1239)
    Story
    (1248)

    Qhuinn, son of no one, is used to being on his own. Disavowed from his bloodline, shunned by the aristocracy, he has finally found an identity as one of the most brutal fighters in the war against the Lessening Society. But his life is not complete. Even as the prospect of having a family of his own seems to be within reach, he is empty on the inside, his heart given to another....

    bluebelle says: "LOVER AT LAST!"
    "I WRITE REVIEWS NEVER....AMAZING...JUST BREATHE"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The people I know that like paranormal romance, although this is so much more, will love the series and this book. The reason I love this book is watching the relationships develop over many books, not to say that the fast interaction is not awesome. This is about a male/male relationship which may scare some people, but start at the beginning and you are waiting for the wrap up of this relationship. With that said, it was well written and I loved their love. Amazing. I was worried about how this would be handled. I should not have given it a thought.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I love Blay. Always did. He is gentle but hard. Willing to go with it but hating it....knowing it should be different..giving what he can, taking what he can but honest about it for the most part. Quinn makes you sad at every freaking turn as hard as he tries.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Blay and Quinn are in a bar, the honesty....


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

    I did shed tears.


    Any additional comments?

    It would be hard to pick this book up and feel the pain, passion and connection. The series is one that keeps you going. I am so anxious for the main attraction the first time I listen, I sometimes miss the subtle introductions, which are many. This writer keeps you going. Characters are amazing and well developed. When a new book comes out I feel like I am visiting my good friends ;0)...with tons of drama.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The King: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By J.R. Ward
    • Narrated By Jim Frangione
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (440)
    Performance
    (410)
    Story
    (407)

    After turning his back on the throne for centuries, Wrath, son of Wrath, finally assumed his father's mantle - with the help of his beloved mate. But the crown sets heavily on his head. As the war with the Lessening Society rages on, and the threat from the Band of Bastards truly hits home, he is forced to make choices that put everything - and everyone - at risk. Beth Randall thought she knew what she was getting into when she mated the last pure blooded vampire on the planet: An easy ride was not it.

    Erin says: "Excellent as Usual!!"
    "It is The King after all...."
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    Meh. I expected more considering we are re-visiting these two characters. I found the side stories (soon to be their own novels I think) more interesting. Kind of a let down, and I love this series. It just didn't have any powerful anything about Wrath. I didn't get any big revelation or any "ah ha" moments. Hoping the next book, should there be one, even if it is considered a spin off series, is more than this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sycamore Row

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Michael Beck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6016)
    Performance
    (5446)
    Story
    (5438)

    Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten, will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County's most notorious citizens, just three years earlier. The second will raises far more questions than it answers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? Had chemotherapy and painkillers affected his ability to think clearly?

    Brock says: "Grisham at his best (again)"
    "High expectations for "sequel" dashed"
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    Performance
    Story

    Meh. The horrible secret they were keeping just was not as shocking as I thought it should have been considering the build up and all of the "trial by ambush" shenanigans were as predictable as the rest of the book. When Jake said "I feel so stupid", I agreed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Ever After: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2469)
    Performance
    (2257)
    Story
    (2259)

    Number-one New York Times best-selling author Charlaine Harris has won numerous awards for her Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire series, which has been adapted into the hit HBO show True Blood. In this 13th and final book, a murder rocks the town of Bon Temps and Sookie is arrested for the crime. After making bail, she sets out to clear her name - but her investigation only leads to more deaths.

    k says: "Bitter ending? Cleanse your palate."
    "Disappointing end to a great series"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I loved this series. This is suppose to be the last in the series and it was really bland compared to the other books. Finishing up a fireworks type series with this book was an injustice. I feel like there should be more to it than this.

    With that said, I still enjoyed visiting the characters in the book and it was a great listen.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Drowning Instinct

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Ilsa J. Bick
    • Narrated By Kathleen McInerney
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (53)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (46)

    There are stories where the girl gets her prince, and they live happily ever after. (This is not one of those stories.) Jenna Lord's first 16 years were not exactly a fairy tale. Her father is a controlling psycho and her mother is a drunk. She used to count on her older brother - until he shipped off to Iraq. And then, of course, there was the time she almost died in a fire.

    Kimberly says: "Disturbing"
    "Cruising to a brick wall"
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    What did you love best about Drowning Instinct?

    This book started out as a twisted youth book. Have to admit, I could not see that this would continue on the track it should by premise, but it did. Kind of shocking and taboo. Gentle, gentle book. Taking you slowly so you are not so opposed to the relationships and emotions.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I never thought an ice reunion would make me cry. Surprise.


    Which character – as performed by Kathleen McInerney – was your favorite?

    Jenna was amazing, Mr. Anderson...


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

    This book took us on a surface ride which would make you think young adult nonsense, twisted with some adult surface scratched themes, then suddenly you plunge.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Undead and Unwed: Queen Betsy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By MaryJanice Davidson
    • Narrated By Nancy Wu
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1681)
    Performance
    (706)
    Story
    (700)

    Waking up in a tacky coffin and wearing off-brand shoes, Betsy Taylor can't believe the horrible turn her life has taken; then she discovers she's a vampire. Soon, Betsy becomes a participant in a power struggle between the forces of darkness. With only her friend Jessica and the hunky vampire Sinclair to help her, this new "Queen of Vampires" will have a tough time getting her afterlife straight.

    Vanessa says: "Great Concept / Annoying Character"
    "Not Sookie"
    Overall

    For all of you out there looking for a Sookie Stackhouse replacement, you will be disappointed. If you take this line for the story being told, you will enjoy it! I did.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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