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Judy

LE ROY, IL, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Bean There, Done That: Maggy Thorsen

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Sandra Balzo
    • Narrated By Karen Savage
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (26)

    Here's a tip: if your ex-husband's mistress-cum-missus asks for your help in proving that he cheated on her while he was married to you, just say no. And, whatever you do, don't invite her in for a cup of coffee... "Wine?" coffeehouse owner Maggy Thorsen offers, moving aside reluctantly to let the home-breaking Rachel into her living room and her life. When the new Mrs. Thorsen disappears that same evening, Maggy finds herself embroiled in a murder investigation involving Rachel's hotelier family - Milwaukee's answer to the Hiltons.

    Judy says: "Loved this book"
    "Loved this book"
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    Karen Savage does a great job - this book has everything - mystery,comedy and a lil love interest -Gotta love that

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Blood Red Road

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Moira Young
    • Narrated By Heather Lind
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (213)
    Performance
    (178)
    Story
    (181)

    Saba has spent her whole life in Silverlake, a dried-up wasteland ravaged by constant sandstorms. The Wrecker civilization has long been destroyed, leaving only landfills for Saba and her family to scavenge from. That's fine by her, as long as her beloved twin brother, Lugh, is around. But when a monster sandstorm arrives, along with four cloaked horsemen, Saba's world is shattered. Lugh is captured, and Saba embarks on an epic quest to get him back.

    Gena says: "A unique voice that sticks with you"
    "Dont wast a credit!"
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    Would you try another book from Moira Young and/or Heather Lind?

    no


    What was most disappointing about Moira Young’s story?

    The story was slow and never caught me up in it at all


    How could the performance have been better?

    no clue


    What character would you cut from Blood Red Road?

    Saba


    Any additional comments?

    I read a lot of similar books - and usually enjoy them even if it takes a little while - but this book was bad from start to finish.
    There was no reason for the "attraction" between the two main characters - and the relationship with her brother bordered on creepy

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ignite Me

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Tahereh Mafi
    • Narrated By Kate Simses
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (317)
    Performance
    (293)
    Story
    (295)

    With Omega Point destroyed, Juliette doesn’t know if the rebels, her friends, or even Adam are alive. But that won’t keep her from trying to take down The Reestablishment once and for all. Now she must rely on Warner, the handsome commander of Sector 45. The one person she never thought she could trust. The same person who saved her life. He promises to help Juliette master her powers and save their dying world...but that’s not all he wants with her.

    Marjorie says: "Stunning conclusion!"
    "Absolutely Loved it!"
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    If you could sum up Ignite Me in three words, what would they be?

    Beautifully written story, great narration - a must listen!!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Ignite Me?

    No spoilers..but the direction the story takes was surprising but awesome


    What about Kate Simses’s performance did you like?

    Kate Simses is brilliant - every character had their own voice I knew who they were as soon as she spoke - the differences were flawless - Im a fan for life


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

    absolutely!!


    Any additional comments?

    I have been disappointed in the last trilogy I listened to (Divergent book 3 I'm talkin bout you!)- and this trilogy was all cohesive, and thrilling and I loved every character - my faith in the trilogy is restored!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Love Unscripted: The Love Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Tina Reber
    • Narrated By Madeleine Maby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (610)
    Performance
    (564)
    Story
    (565)

    Ryan Christensen just wanted to be an actor. Never in his wildest dreams did he imagine a life where fans would chase him, paparazzi would stalk him, and Hollywood studios would want to own him. While filming in Seaport, Rhode Island, Ryan ducks into a neighborhood bar for a quick escape from legions of screaming fans... and finds much more than he expected. Nursing a recent heartbreak, Taryn Mitchell believes men are best kept at a safe distance. But when Ryan Christensen unexpectedly bursts through the front door of her pub, she can’t help but be drawn in

    Candateshia Pafford says: "OMG! So unexpected! So GOOOOOOD!!!!"
    "Horrible!"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    If there was actually a story line.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Tina Reber again?

    No


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Narration was fine


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The plot was different , I could see where it could of been made very interesting.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is below YA, way too immature for my taste. Tarren was so selfish and pathetically uncaring about Ryans fans to the point it made me mad. Big slap in the face to any young reader who has a crush on a celebrity. Poor poor Rich beautiful people - its terrible you have to put up with people adoring you! Made me wanna puke!Hes a gorgeous actor, shes a gorgeous pub owner who also happens to have several other business going and a gorgeous home with a incredible roof top get away and never has seen one of his movies... umm this is a cartoon ..nothing realistic about it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Allegiant: Divergent Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Veronica Roth
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin, Aaron Stanford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7527)
    Performance
    (6906)
    Story
    (6976)

    What if your whole world was a lie? What if a single revelation - like a single choice - changed everything? What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected? The explosive conclusion to Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times best-selling Divergent trilogy reveals the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of listeners in Divergent and Insurgent.

    Teddy says: "I hate it when this happens"
    "What a let down!"
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    What would have made Allegiant better?

    If it were ANYTHING like the previous two!


    Would you ever listen to anything by Veronica Roth again?

    Probably not.


    Have you listened to any of Emma Galvin and Aaron Stanford ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Love Emma Galvin - I have listen to other performances and love her.
    Aaron Stanford did an ok job, didnt like his female voice but I went with it.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Allegiant?

    I think I have to agree with most of the other reviews - I would totally change "the big event" and the last several chapters.


    Any additional comments?

    I absolutely loved the first two books! I pre ordered this one and was counting the days! But I truly would of been fine with waiting another year if that would of changed how this book came out. What a let down. Leaves you feeling like you wasted your time investing in the beloved characters and all of what happened in the first two books.
    This is a seperate book and doesnt even belong with the trilogy except it has the same characters. I agree that stopping after two and making up your own ending is much much better than listening to this book.

    52 of 55 people found this review helpful
  • The Elite

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Kiera Cass
    • Narrated By Amy Rubinate
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (919)
    Performance
    (827)
    Story
    (830)

    The selection began with 35 girls. Now, with the group narrowed down to the Elite, the competition to win Prince Maxon's love is fiercer than ever. The closer America gets to the crown, the more she struggles to figure out where her heart truly lies. Each moment she spends with Maxon is like a fairy tale, filled with breathless, glittering romance. But whenever she sees her first love, Aspen, standing guard, she's swept up in longing for the life they'd planned to share.

    Katheryne says: "This fan girl enjoyed it...love triangles and all!"
    "Good Follow up"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes - I have recomended the Selection to many of my friends - and you HAVE to read the next part!!


    What did you like best about this story?

    That I was suprised at a few things that happened - didnt see it comming and I love that!


    What about Amy Rubinate’s performance did you like?

    I liked the narration and thought she did a great job with different voices - I knew who was who just by her voice


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

    Yes and I did!


    Any additional comments?

    I was desperately waiting for this book to come out after reading - The Selection. I absolutely loved the first book - and I really liked the second. But I have to agree with other reviews - the love triangle did get a little too much attention and huge circumstances got a back seat. The back and forth with her decision was a huge rollercoaster and in the end came full circle to the same place we started. I am rooting for Maxton and hope that the third book can delve a little more into the surrounding circumstances that just America deciding one then the other.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Ain't She Sweet?

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Susan Elizabeth Phillips
    • Narrated By Kate Flemming
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (924)
    Performance
    (325)
    Story
    (330)

    The girl everybody loves to hate has returned to the town she'd sworn to leave behind forever. As the rich, spoiled princess of Parrish, Mississippi, Sugar Beth Carey had broken hearts, ruined friendships, and destroyed reputations. But 15 years have passed, now she's come home, broke, desperate, and too proud to show it.

    Lydia says: "Another winner from Susan Elizabeth Phillips"
    "OK Story - Bad narration"
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    I am a SEP fan as well as Kate Flemming aka Anna Fields - BUT...this narration was the worst I have heard from her. The story was enought to make me continue to listen so thats saying alot ,that being said the love between the two main characters was totally unbelieveable. SEP has a good plot and some interesting dynamics between alot of characters but between the drool brittish accent that made Collin sound like a old stick in the mud, and the lack of sparks between him and Sugar Beth - the story hit a wall.
    I am hoping since this was an earlier work - i wont be dissapointed again.
    I would really love to see SEP put a dramatic ending to just one book - nothing is always happily ever after !

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • She Did a Bad, Bad Thing

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs)
    • By Stephanie Bond
    • Narrated By Gabra Zackman
    Overall
    (453)
    Performance
    (253)
    Story
    (254)

    Just once, mild-mannered Jane Kurtz wished she had the nerve to go for what she wants. And she really wants her neighbor, bad boy Perry Brewer. But he's totally out of her league, until she wins the lottery and decides, once and for all, to change her life. So she heads out to Vegas for the ultimate bad-girl makeover. Poor sexy Perry won't know what hit him.

    Sandra says: "NOT BAD"
    "I Loved This one!"
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    I really enjoyed the story, very well written - would definately try anything Stephanie Bond has written

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • IOU Sex

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Calista Fox
    • Narrated By Charise Greene
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (159)
    Performance
    (133)
    Story
    (137)

    Fiona Carlisle didn't think anything could hurt as much as finding her fiancé in bed with her sister. But receiving an invitation to the happy couple's engagement party comes a close second. Determined to prove to her family and herself that she's moved on, Fiona has every intention of attending, looking red-hot and with an even hotter man on her arm. And there's only one man who will do: renowned photographer and reputed playboy Michael Houston.

    Alan says: "IOU Sex by Calista Fox"
    "Promising Story, but is really just about sex"
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    I read the preview of this book and thought the story was intersting - lots to explore with the circumstances given.
    The story actually takes a back burner to the elaborate sex in this book
    Would have really enjoyed it had it been drawn out a bit - and given us more substance than sex.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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