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Ann

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  • Vamps and the City: Love at Stake, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Kerrelyn Sparks
    • Narrated By Abby Craden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (385)
    Performance
    (289)
    Story
    (288)

    Darcy Newhart thought it was a stroke of genius—the first–ever reality TV show where mortals vie with vampires for the title of The Sexiest Man on Earth. As the show's director, Darcy's career would be on track again. And she can finally have a life apart from the vampire harem. Okay, so she's still technically dead, but two out of three's not bad. Now she just has to make sure that a mortal doesn't win. If only she wasn't so distracted by a super-sexy and live contestant named Austin....

    Stephanie says: "LOVE"
    "Terrible Narrator!"
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    Would you try another book from Kerrelyn Sparks and/or Abby Craden?

    I love Ms. Sparks (though this is my least favorite LaS novel), but I would avoid Ms. Craden. She's awful. Clearly, she can only do one male voice with any decency. And for some reason that I haven't figured out, Vanda sounds like a total chain smoker. Just plain awful.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Captivated by You: Crossfire Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Sylvia Day
    • Narrated By Jill Redfield, Jeremy York
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (498)
    Performance
    (471)
    Story
    (470)

    Gideon calls me his angel, but he's the miracle in my life. My gorgeous, wounded warrior, so determined to slay my demons while refusing to face his own. The vows we'd exchanged should have bound us tighter than blood and flesh. Instead they opened old wounds, exposed pain and insecurities, and lured bitter enemies out of the shadows. I felt him slipping from my grasp, my greatest fears becoming my reality, my love tested in ways I wasn't sure I was strong enough to bear.

    Ex-Student says: "What... what?!?!?"
    "On the Fence"
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    Story
    Would you try another book from Sylvia Day and/or Jill Redfield and Jeremy York ?

    I'll finish this series, but I probably won't read anything else written by Ms. Day or read by these narrators. There really isn't much of a plot - just moving from one drama to the next. She doesn't have much concept of pacing. I keep thinking she's hinting at some action to come, and every time, she lets me down. I think Ms. Redfield got this job solely on her sex scene voices; the rest of the time she's pretty bland. There's nothing particularly wrong with Mr. York; I just think Gideon's voice should be a bit deeper.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    The final scene was fine and showed promise (maybe these two are going to finally start making some healthy decisions). The few chapters up until that had a "much ado about nothing" vibe to me. I couldn't get as worked up over it. I just thinking "Of all the things to lose it on, it's THIS?"


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    It's mediocre.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Nope.


    Any additional comments?

    I am so TIRED of Cary and his drama. I have no sympathy for his character since he creates his own problems. I know Ms. Day's trying to create characters that are survivors, but the amount of dysfunctionality and unhealthy behavior exhibited in this book by practically every character is staggering. In the real world, most of these people wouldn't be famous, rich, or have a happy ending.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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