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lana1986

Wanganui, New Zealand | Member Since 2012

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  • The Fiery Cross

    • UNABRIDGED (55 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4590)
    Performance
    (4064)
    Story
    (4055)

    The year is 1771. Claire Randall is still an outlander, out of place and out of time. But now she is linked by love to her only anchor: Jamie Fraser. They have crossed oceans and centuries to build a life together in North Carolina. But tensions, both ancient and recent, threaten members of their clan. Knowing that his wife has the gift of prophecy, James must believe Claire, though he would prefer not to. Claire has shared a dreadful truth: there will, without a doubt, be a war.

    Lorrie says: "LOVE THIS"
    "Love the book hate the narration"
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    Would you be willing to try another one of Davina Porter’s performances?

    No boring made a book I love dull


    Any additional comments?

    Ok I love this book awhile ago and thought hey refresh my memory befor I read the next but the narration doesn't have the strength of the words

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Seven Years to Sin

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Sylvia Day
    • Narrated By Fiona Underwood
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (149)
    Performance
    (127)
    Story
    (131)

    A young man forced to sell his body for money. A young lady who watched him do it. Two tormented souls brought together years later to assuage the hunger of a desperate, irresistible attraction… With lush sensuality and unerring insight, Sylvia Day explores the underpinnings of intimacy and desire.

    CAROLYN says: "IF U CHANGED THE NARRATOR/READ THE BOOK THEN......"
    "Just couldn't listen"
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    What disappointed you about Seven Years to Sin?

    Don't get me wrong i love Sylvia's books normally but this narrator I just couldn't listen anymore


    Would you recommend Seven Years to Sin to your friends? Why or why not?

    No


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Fiona Underwood?

    The person who did Bared to you or any one. Fiona's narration kept making me think it was a English granny reading in a library to a group about porn


    What character would you cut from Seven Years to Sin?

    I only got 30minutes In


    Any additional comments?

    I may in future try a hard copy but couldn't do the audiobook it just didn't seem right to hear descriptive adult scenes with this voice, even the pronunciation was wrong just wrong

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Bared to You: A Crossfire Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Sylvia Day
    • Narrated By Jill Redfield
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4337)
    Performance
    (3928)
    Story
    (3943)

    "Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness… He was beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I’d never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily…Gideon knew. He had demons of his own. And we would become the mirrors that reflected each other’s most private wounds…and desires."

    CAROLYN says: "TOUCHING & EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER OF PASSION"
    "you loved FSOG? Bared to you is soooo much better"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have! I have a paperback copy that is made it's rounds to about 10 people so far and they all agree it has the emotions that were missing in FSOG


    What did you like best about this story?

    Eva, learning about her, in this the first book you learn about Eva and her history. The relationships she has with Cary and Giddeon.
    You learn about her friends, her coulleges, her family, her job. Sylvia does an excellent job at developing a character, their life, a world. She has an excellent vocab to do the same


    Any additional comments?

    I had serious FSOG withdrawal when I found a recommendation online to pick it up! I've now read it three times and am seriously inlove! I am a convert, FSOG what?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Marriage Mistake

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Jennifer Probst
    • Narrated By Madeleine Maby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (637)
    Performance
    (581)
    Story
    (580)

    Carina Conte has had a crush on her brother Michael’s best friend, Max Gray, since she was a teenager back home in Italy. Now she’s earned her MBA and come to work at Michael’s new venture, America’s fastest-growing bakery empire. But some things never change: Her overprotective family still treats her like a child. With three drop-dead gorgeous siblings, she’s still the ugly duckling of the bunch. And Max, the company’s new CEO, still barely notices her. Max knows Carina Conte is strictly off-limits, for the sake of his job and his friendship with Michael.

    Katheryne says: "This series is quickly becoming my guilty pleasure"
    "Heart warming romance novel"
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    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Carina, I loved seeing Carina grow up, I liked seeing her come from the shy young women in book 2 to the mature self confident women in book 3


    What about Madeleine Maby’s performance did you like?

    Madeleine makes the characters unique and memorable


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

    I spent a day doing spring cleaning listening to this book made me want to clean to keep listening!


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait to see how Max and Carina and all the other characters are in book 4!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Witness

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7459)
    Performance
    (6494)
    Story
    (6484)

    Daughter of a cold, controlling mother and an anonymous donor, studious, obedient Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking too much at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever. Twelve years later, the woman now known as Abigail Lowery lives alone on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she works at home designing sophisticated security systems.

    Amazon Customer says: "A great book"
    "overall great book!"
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    If you could sum up The Witness in three words, what would they be?

    thrilling, heart warming


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

    Liz as a person


    Which character – as performed by Julia Whelan – was your favorite?

    Abagail


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

    She didn't know who she was, she didn't get a chance as a child well she ever?


    Any additional comments?

    Fab narration and always great story!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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