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Manon

Manon G.

St-Léonard, Quebec, Canada | Member Since 2006

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  • Soulless: An Alexia Tarabotti Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Gail Carriger
    • Narrated By Emily Gray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3053)
    Performance
    (2253)
    Story
    (2279)

    Victorian romance mixes seamlessly with elegant prose and biting wit—and werewolves—in Gail Carriger’s delightful debut novel. Soulless introduces Alexia Tarabotti, a parasol-wielding Londoner getting dangerously close to spinster status. But there are more important things than finding a husband. For Alexia was born without a soul, giving her the ability to render any vampire or werewolf completely powerless.

    Pamela I Greene says: "Amelia Peabody has competition"
    "Fun and interesting"
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    Would you listen to Soulless again? Why?

    I love the characters, the story, I relisten to part of it all the time.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Lord Alkadema, so outrageous, and so fun loving


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

    Well I've listen to all the Gail Carriger books, but not any other books, so I can't comment on other but these but I like the whole series.


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

    Victorian vampire and werewolf Oh my!


    Any additional comments?

    I started the first book with hesitation, and wasn't so sure where the author was going, but once the action started, I was hooked, this serie is fun, romantic, and with outragous characters, with a bit of victorian world in it. I really enjoyed this one, and all the others in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Vampire Most Wanted: An Argeneau Novel, Book 20

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Lynsay Sands
    • Narrated By Bebe Kaye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (314)
    Performance
    (291)
    Story
    (291)

    For Basha Argeneau, anything is better than facing her estranged family. Even hiding out in sweltering southern California. But when a sexy immortal in black shows up determined to bring her back to the clan, she'll do anything to keep far, far away from the past she can't outrun. Marcus Notte isn't here to play games - especially not with someone as crazy as the infamous blonde. Asked by Lucian Argeneau to bring her back for questioning, Marcus is determined to carry out Lucian's request - no matter how the seductive little mind-reading vamp feels about it.

    Paulette says: "Vampire Most Wanted Is A Brilliant Read"
    "A darker Argenau story"
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    This book is a lot rougher than the others, so beware, Devine (or Basha) has had a very rought time of it in the past, this books mostly is the uncovering of that dark past, not a fun life. This not a light book. I would have like a bit more humour to help remove some of the darkness, especially at the end. Not a bad book, but a darker version of the Argeneau series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beast Behaving Badly: Pride Series, #5

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Shelly Laurenston
    • Narrated By Charlotte Kane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (341)
    Performance
    (314)
    Story
    (321)

    Ten years after Blayne Thorpe first encountered Bo Novikov, she still can't get the smooth-talking shifter out of her head. Now he's shadowing her in New York-all seven-plus feet of him - determined to protect her from stalkers who want to use her in shifter dogfights. Even if he has to drag her off to an isolated Maine town where the only neighbors are other bears almost as crazy as he is....

    Angela says: "BIG BIG SMILE!"
    "The Blayne Train!"
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    take to opposite, one messy and all over the place, and one very strick and organised shifter with time issue and you got the funniest couple in this series, this odd couple is so fun to follow and observe fall in love. This is my favorite in this series, and thought it's a bit darker than the others, it's also one of the funniest. Have fun!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Mane Squeeze: Pride Series # 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Shelly Laurenston
    • Narrated By Charlotte Kane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (350)
    Performance
    (321)
    Story
    (327)

    Growing up on the tough Philly streets, Gwen O'Neill has learned how to fend for herself. But what is she supposed to do with a nice, suburban Jersey boy in the form of a massive Grizzly shifter? Especially one with a rather unhealthy fetish for honey, moose, and…uh…well, her. Yet despite his menacing ursine growl and four-inch claws, Gwen finds Lachlan "Lock" MacRyrie cute and really sweet. He actually watches out for her, protects her, and unlike the rest of her out-of-control family manages not to morbidly embarrass her.

    Candateshia Pafford says: "Absolutely Awesome!"
    "One of my favorite in this series"
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    This is when this series becomes interesting, we have not only the budding romance of Gwen and Lock, but new and fun characters are comming to join the gang. I love Blayne, she's perky and all over the place, and thought in this book she's Gwen best friend don't underestimate her power, she's a force to recond with, this is a good story, with romance and drama, and even some danger to spice things up, the characters are fun and lovable with all there quicks and habits, this is one of my favorite series in the paranormal romance circuit, the next one is about Blayne and I can't wait for that one, thought I've read the series several times, I love the audio version as well. Have fun.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • When He Was Bad

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Cynthia Eden, Shelly Laurenston
    • Narrated By Nick Toren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (88)
    Performance
    (82)
    Story
    (80)

    Two of paranormal romance's best-selling authors combine their extraordinary talents and set your headphones on fire with an after-dark anthology featuring Alpha males so hot, so wild, and so bad, they may just be the best you've ever had...

    Ms. Terry Lunney says: "Great stories from proven authors/bad narration"
    "Van's story,"
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    I've read this one I don't know how many times, and I still love it, thought I like Cynthia Eden, the draw for me is always the pack series, and Shelly Laurenston. Her humor is addictive. I was a bit surprised by the male narrator, but he did put an interesting twist to a favorite story. More please, books 4 to 8 are hilarious, and the novellas here and there a often more than interesting, filing in some details of this weird but wonderfull world.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kidnapping Casey: Zor Warriors Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Laurann Dohner
    • Narrated By Simone Lewis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (173)
    Performance
    (162)
    Story
    (163)

    All Casey wants is to avoid being arrested on trumped-up charges from her persistent ex-boyfriend. Running through the woods to escape two deputies sounds like a great plan until they catch her. Thinking it’s all over, waiting to hear the snap of the handcuffs, she instead hears a roar. A huge, tall, muscular man comes to her rescue. She’s being saved by Bigfoot - and he’s the sexiest thing she’s ever seen. The attraction between them is instant, and after spending a little time with him, Casey wants to take him home and keep him.

    Leesa says: "Pretty Good"
    "Boooring"
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    This books is only about sex, sorry but not my piece of cake, I don't mind sex scenes, but this is an overdose, at least for me.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Corset Diaries

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Katie MacAlister
    • Narrated By Ann Marie Lee
    Overall
    (50)
    Performance
    (50)
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    (50)

    No woman in her right mind would consent to wearing a corset for a month. Especially a "skinny-challenged" woman like Tessa. But dreams of being debt-free dance in her head at the offer of appearing in a reality TV show. "A Month in the Life of a Victorian Duke" is about real people pretending to live on an English estate, circa 1879. And Tessa's leading man - a real-life duke - is so handsome she can barely breathe, with or without the corset....

    Manon says: "Duchess for a month, Oh my!"
    "Duchess for a month, Oh my!"
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    This is one of the book that got me into reading Katie Macalister books, one of my favorite even after all these years, it's fun, quearky and just funny. What happens when a 21st century mature women meets 18th century costumes and corset. The books is written as entries into a diary or a journal, but the action is still all there, and the ups and downs are often hilarious. From insecurites, to dishy guys. Weird food, water closets and chamber pots, meet a gallery of characters shoved into a manor for a month and try to recreate another time and place, with all the mishaps that follows. Tessa is a bit hesitant at first, but she'll grows quickly on you.
    Have fun.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Mane Event: Pride Series #1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Shelly Laurenston
    • Narrated By Charlotte Kane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (658)
    Performance
    (607)
    Story
    (614)

    Shelly Laurenston turns up the heat with two sizzling novellas. Christmas Pride: How come all the good-looking ones are insane? That's what runs through NYPD cop Desiree "Dez" MacDermot's mind the minute she hooks up again with her childhood buddy, Mace Llewellyn. Shaw's Tail: Brendon Shaw, hotel owner and lion shifter, has seen better days. He's been beaten, had a gun to the back of his head, and had to be rescued by a Pack of shape-shifting wolves.

    TSTBren says: "Why speed up Johanna Parker/Charlotte Kane?"
    "2 stories for the price of one"
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    You get two stories in this one, Dez and Mace, and Ronnies and Shaw, thought my favorite is Dez and Mace, I love the byplay between the characters, and the reader brought that very well into the audio world, the longer stories are even better, with more dept and yes you'll see these characters all throught the series, so they have roles to play in the futur of this alluring world. Have fun. More please

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Beast in Him: Pride, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Shelly Laurenston
    • Narrated By Charlotte Kane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (433)
    Performance
    (403)
    Story
    (406)

    Some things are so worth waiting for. Like the moment when Jessica Ward "accidentally" bumps into Bobby Ray Smith and shows him just how far she's come since high school. Back then, Jess's gangly limbs and bruised heart turned to jelly any time Smitty's "all the better to ravish you with" body came near her. So, some things haven't changed. Except now Jess is a success on her own terms. And she can enjoy a romp - or 20 -with a big, bad wolf and walk away. Easy.

    Jordy says: "Great book!"
    "One of my favorite series of all time"
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    Where does The Beast in Him rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Pretty good, the byplay is fun as usual and of the 3 that are at the moment in audio, this one is the best bet


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jessica of course, I can relate being a geek myself


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

    She's actually pretty perfect for these books, she brings in the sense of fun that I really love about the pride series


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

    The allergy scene in the appartement, it showed that Smitty did really remembered her and cared about her.


    Any additional comments?

    more please, I really like Dez and Mace, this one as well but my favorites ones are later in the series, I do hope Blaine's book is in the future, and Dee Ann, and Malone, all of the books after Mitch and Sissy are fun and full of ups and downs, making the characters alive and interesting. Of course if you like these, check G.A. Aiken, it's the same author just different name and about a dragons world. Good if you like strong women, and there dragons.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Husband List

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Janet Evanovich, Dorien Kelly
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (352)
    Performance
    (309)
    Story
    (310)

    Caroline Maxwell would like nothing more than to join her brother, Eddie, and his friend Jack Culhane on their adventures. While Jack and Eddie are off seeing the world, buying up businesses and building wildly successful careers, Caroline's stuck at home frightening off the men her mother hopes will ask for her hand in marriage. When her mother sets her sights on the questionable Lord Bremerton as a possible suitor, Caroline struggles with her instincts and the true nature of her heart. She longs for adventure, passion, love, and most of all...Jack Culhane, an unconventional Irish-American bachelor with new money and no title.

    julianne says: "So disappointed"
    "Something is missing, Ah Yes! the action"
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    What did you like best about The Husband List? What did you like least?

    Lorelei King, easy the constant torment of Caroline by her mother


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    There is not enough action at least not for a Evanovich book, no explosion, no car chase thouth in this world it would have been a carriage chase, the book is not bad, but it's missing the action where used too, and it shows.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Caroline has the bad guy at gun point and Jack propose


    Was The Husband List worth the listening time?

    yes and no, I was willing to give the book a chance, but if I knew the only really big action was at the end I would have skipped a lot of chapters, I almost left the story a few times, I like old style tales, but even those need a few bumps in the road to interest me, this book was more about pleasing the parents and sneaking around, cute but booring after a while.


    Any additional comments?

    if you love a sweet and slow romance with not much action, this is for you, but if you need more Kaboom in a Evanovich book then go in another direction, thought you do get the happy ending, it's slow and sometimes frustrating to get there.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sex, Lies, and Vampires

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Katie MacAlister
    • Narrated By Hillary Huber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (85)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (79)

    Are you responsible for lifting a centuries-old curse from the sexiest vampire you’ve ever seen? Does a demon lord want to destroy you? Have you somehow inadvertently bound several mummies to your soul? Are you the last hope for a lost little boy? If you’ve answered “yes” to any of the above . . . you’re in big trouble! Those are a few of the problems facing Nell Harris, a real charmer - no, really . . . a real Charmer - once she hooks up with Adrian Tomas. A devastatingly hot Dark One who’s earned the unfortunate title “the Betrayer” for selling out his own kind to a very nasty demon, Adrian needs Nell in the worst way.

    Barbara says: "What a disappointment! Bad Narrator!"
    "Laugh out loud fun"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This one of my favorite Dark Ones books, it's funny, full of action and impossible situations


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Nell and Adrian, the byplay always fun to listen too


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

    I've read this book, several times actually since it's one of my Katie Macalister favorite. Thought I had a few hesitation at first getting to know the voices created for beloved characters, I had so much fun once the action started.


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

    Betrayer or Betrayed or The cursed one


    Any additional comments?

    I've been hoping for years for this one, I'm very happy of the result so please more Katie Macalister, The Corset Diaries next please, then Hard days knight and Blow me Down, those 3 are the best, I would also love to hear Noble Intention and Noble Destiny.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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