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Tamela

Love to listen to books more often than reading. Audible gets me through the day and night more especially when I'm working !

Memphis, TN, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Street Divas

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By De'nesha Diamond
    • Narrated By Simi Howe, Shari Peele, Patricia Floyd, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (102)
    Performance
    (85)
    Story
    (90)

    The queen of the street lit genre, De’nesha Diamond pens tales about the toughest ride-or-die chicks ever to roam the streets of the Dirty South. In Street Divas, four powerful women vie for total control of the Memphis hood, and they aren’t about to let past loyalties get in their way. While Lucifer is hitting the streets to get her revenge for a deadly shooting, Essence is hitting the sheets - with her best friend’s man. And Yolanda knows her path to power lies with her baby’s hustler father, but Queen G Leshelle is dead set on keeping this game all to herself.

    Andra says: "The drama never stopped!"
    "A Good Listen"
    Overall
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    If you could sum up Street Divas in three words, what would they be?

    Captivating, Mysterious, Cliffhanger


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Street Divas?

    At the end when Python suspects Mason to be his brother due to the birth mark on his neck that they both share.


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

    Yes, I love all of their voices, it add's a voice to the face created in the listener's mind.


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

    yes, I didn't want to stop listening


    Any additional comments?

    I can't wait to hear the follow up to this story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Storyteller

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Jodi Picoult
    • Narrated By Mozhan Marno, Jennifer Ikeda, Edoardo Ballerini, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3222)
    Performance
    (2810)
    Story
    (2822)

    Jodi Picoult's poignant number one New York Times best-selling novels about family and love tackle hot-button issues head on. In The Storyteller, Sage Singer befriends Josef Weber, a beloved Little League coach and retired teacher. But then Josef asks Sage for a favor she never could have imagined - to kill him. After Josef reveals the heinous act he committed, Sage feels he may deserve that fate. But would his death be murder or justice?

    Sue says: "Interesting...different than I thought it would be"
    "Tremendous"
    Overall
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    What made the experience of listening to The Storyteller the most enjoyable?

    Very great listen catered with historical facts


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

    There were several moments but the end stood out


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    The narrator's were splendid and depicted the accent perfectly


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

    I like longer books as they tend to last over several days so there's no way I could listen in one sitting due to the amount of hours it is


    Any additional comments?

    Don't miss out on this listen, it's very good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Trapped

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Jack Kilborn, J. A. Konrath
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (255)
    Performance
    (212)
    Story
    (213)

    It was supposed to be a harmless camping trip. Six wayward teenagers who'd run into trouble with the law, and their court-appointed guardians, Sara and Martin Randhurst. Three nights on a small, deserted island off of Michigan's upper peninsula. A time to bond, to learn, to heal. Then Martin told a campfire story about the island's history. Of the old civil war prison hidden in there, and the starving confederate soldiers who resorted to cannibalism to stay alive. Everyone thought it was funny. They even laughed when Martin pretended to be dragged off into the woods.

    Annie says: "Gore-fest!"
    "Gory !!"
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    If you could sum up Trapped in three words, what would they be?

    Gory, funny, and unbelievable


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite scene was when Tyrone and Cindy debated over who would get the gun from the campsite, this scene proved how much Cindy and Tyrone like each other


    Any additional comments?

    Love that Lester called Georgia "Georgia girl" lol

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Hostage

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By James Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (513)
    Performance
    (370)
    Story
    (368)

    Jeff Talley was a good husband, a fine father, and a frontline negotiator with LAPD's SWAT unit. But the high stress, unforgiving job took an irreparable toll on his psyche. After a despondent father murders his wife and son and takes his own life, Talley hits bottom. His marriage ends, he resigns from SWAT, and he struggles to escape from his former life. But Talley's pursuit of peaceful small-town life is about to change.

    David says: "Wonderful clarity of plot and character"
    "Intense !"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would absolutely recommend this, I was on pens and needles. I couldn't focus on my day to day.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Hostage?

    There were several moments, one in particular was the negotiation over the zip disks.


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

    Suspense


    Any additional comments?

    Excellent listen. My attention definitely captivated with the narrator's voice. Excellent way to spend my credit :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Revenge, Inc.

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Keleigh Crigler Hadley
    • Narrated By Daniel Harris Sr.
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Cherise Holder's hell on earth begins on her 26th birthday. Unable to cope with a heart shattering loss, she gives in to a familiar addiction. Forced to attend AA meetings, Cherise befriends fellow alcoholics; Stuart, a disgraced banker, Greyson, a bitter cheerleader and Araceli, a broken teenager with an infamous parent. An opportunity arises, and the foursome decide to work together to correct past wrongs in each of their lives. Their ingenious plan to get revenge works - too well and this is only the beginning.

    Tamela says: "Horrible"
    "Horrible"
    Overall
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    What disappointed you about Revenge, Inc.?

    The story seem to be a good one but I couldn't listen to it for long because the narrator was terrible. The editing can be heard through the first part of the book with the narrator repeating the same words.


    Any additional comments?

    Re-edit this book with a clear, animated, and experienced narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Prada Plan: The Prada Plan, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Ashley Antoinette
    • Narrated By Honey Jones
    Overall
    (128)
    Performance
    (116)
    Story
    (122)

    Disaya Morgan, a character first introduced in Girls from Da Hood 4, returns in this gritty tale of a money-hungry woman who finds her life spinning out of control. When Disaya meets Indie and falls hopelessly in love, she is determined to keep her lifestyle a secret - but everything done in the dark eventually comes to light. When she loses control of her own hustle, things go horribly wrong, and she learns the hard way that, in the game she’s playing, there are no winners.

    Dream says: "You got my attention Mz Ashley!"
    "Intriguing"
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    Would you listen to The Prada Plan again? Why?

    Yes, the 2nd and 3rd series made up for the first series.


    If you’ve listened to books by Ashley Antoinette before, how does this one compare?

    The Ashley / Jaquavis novels are similar to this one although it is only half of the authors


    Would you be willing to try another one of Honey Jones’s performances?

    I'd hesitate if I saw Honey's name she is not a good narrator.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Guilt by Association

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Marcia Clark
    • Narrated By January LaVoy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (102)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (51)

    Los Angeles D.A. Rachel Knight is a tenacious, wise-cracking, and fiercely intelligent prosecutor in the city's most elite division. When her colleague, Jake, is found dead at a grisly crime scene, Rachel is shaken to the core. She must take over his toughest case: the assault of a young woman from a prominent family. But she can't stop herself from digging deeper into Jake's death, a decision that exposes a world of power and violence and will have her risking her reputation - and her life - to find the truth.

    TexasLady says: "EXCELLENT!"
    "A great listen"
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    What did you love best about Guilt by Association?

    I thought I knew the ending somewhere in the middle but I was so wrong. The outcome was so left field.


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

    The reader's performance was pheonomenal, she kept me very interested.


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

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    I will definitely move on the more of the Marcia Clark series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Misery

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Lindsay Crouse
    Overall
    (417)
    Performance
    (300)
    Story
    (304)

    Thrown from the wreckage of his '74 Camaro, Paul Sheldon, author of a best-selling series of historical romances, wakes up one day in a secluded Colorado farmhouse owned by Annie Wilkes, a psychotic ex-nurse who claims she is his number one fan. Immobilized from the pain of two shattered legs and a crushed knee, Sheldon is at Annie's mercy.

    Renee says: "Excellent narrator plus great source material"
    "Better than the movie"
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    What did you love best about Misery?

    I love the book better than the movie because there were a few key elements that were not in the movie. What I like best about the movie was the "capture" of Paul and how Annie was able to hide him for as long as she did


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character was Paul because he was tried to appease Annie as much as he could but once she turned "dark" he could not control her.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Annie died, which took a couple of attempts.


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

    At the end when he finally was able to resume his life


    Any additional comments?

    A good listen to compare to the movie

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fever: The Breathless Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Maya Banks
    • Narrated By Adam Paul
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (715)
    Performance
    (658)
    Story
    (664)

    Jace Crestwell, Ash McIntyre, and Gabe Hamilton have been best friends and successful business partners for years. They’re powerful, they’re imposing, they’re irresistibly sexy, and Jace and Ash share everything - including their women. When they meet Bethany, Jace begins to feel things he’s never experienced before: jealousy and a powerful obsession that threatens him, overwhelms him - and excites him beyond control. Jace isn’t sharing Bethany - with anyone. He’s determined to be the only man in her life, and it’s jeopardizing a lifelong friendship with Ash.

    Leesa says: "Modern day Cinderella story with a touch of BDSM"
    "The Narrator ..."
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    The story of this series was great but the Narrator sucked ! He was not the best I've heard.


    Any additional comments?

    I listened to the entire series and felt it was a good story, however the Narrator's voice did not fit this type of book. Overall a good story

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Entwined With You: Crossfire Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Sylvia Day
    • Narrated By Jill Redfield
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2399)
    Performance
    (2225)
    Story
    (2233)

    The worldwide phenomenon continues as Eva and Gideon face the demons of their pasts and accept the consequences of their obsessive desires.... From the moment I first met Gideon Cross, I recognized something in him that I needed. Something I couldn’t resist. I also saw the dangerous and damaged soul inside - so much like my own. I was drawn to it. I needed him as surely as I needed my heart to beat. No one knows how much he risked for me. How much I’d been threatened, or just how dark and desperate the shadow of our pasts would become.

    Erin says: "Thank Goodness It's NOT Over yet!!"
    "Great Listen !"
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    Would you listen to Entwined With You again? Why?

    Yes, this a good read, the narrator was superb ! I was able to follow along with every detail and it kept my attention throughout.


    Any additional comments?

    Gideon was a great character that was very troubled, this is not a comparison of 50 shades but a step up ! You don't want to miss out, I downloaded all 3 and can not wait until the 4th comes out !

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Case of Redemption

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Adam Mitzner
    • Narrated By Kevin T. Collins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1548)
    Performance
    (1336)
    Story
    (1349)

    A high-profile attorney in the middle of a leave of absence following a personal tragedy is drawn back into the legal arena amidst a media firestorm when he agrees to represent a popular rap artist accused of brutally murdering his pop star girlfriend. With its powerful voice, pause-resisting tension, and strong cast of characters, Adam Mitzner’s novels are reminiscent of such best-selling authors as Scott Turow and John Grisham.

    cristina says: "Excellent"
    "Suspenseful"
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    Where does A Case of Redemption rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book is definitely a good read, it ranks at the top of the list of other reads or (listens) thus far !


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character was Nina, she seemed sincere and caring until the end when you really find out how she is.


    What about Kevin T. Collins’s performance did you like?

    I liked the guessing game. The plot thickens with each chapter !


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

    This book didn't make me cry however it made me look at other books from this author


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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