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Laurie Shulman

Montclair, VAUnited States | Member Since 2012

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  • Fatal Flaw

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Marie Force
    • Narrated By Felicity Munroe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (172)
    Performance
    (151)
    Story
    (149)

    Back from their honeymoon, Senator Nick Cappuano and D.C. Police Lieutenant Sam Holland are ready for some normalcy after the whirlwind of their wedding, but someone has other plans for them. When Sam discovers wedding cards containing thinly veiled death threats, she's not sure if she or Nick is the target.

    Laurie Shulman says: "I loved this book"
    "I loved this book"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The story was very well written and the characters feel real


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Fatal Flaw?

    The party at Sam and Nicks house


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

    Yes...I really like the way she narrates and her voice is easy to listen to.


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

    Yes, and I did listen to it all in one sitting...more than once!


    Any additional comments?

    I absolutely love Marie Force and the whole Fatal Series...I would love to see her other series released by Audible as well

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Falling for Love

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Marie Force
    • Narrated By Holly Fielding
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (79)

    Since he won the Academy Award for best original screenplay a few years ago, Grant McCarthy's personal and professional lives have fallen apart. Abby, the woman he was supposed to marry, is engaged to someone else, and Grant is back at home on Gansett Island helping to run the family marina business while his father recovers from a serious injury. While all Grant's focus should be on winning back the love of his life, pesky Stephanie, who runs the marina restaurant, is working her way under his skin and into his bed. As Tropical Storm Hailey cuts off Gansett Island from the mainland, Grant suspects Stephanie is hiding something .

    Mary says: "Enjoyable story."
    "Great Story...Horrible Narration"
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    Where does Falling for Love rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I love the book but the narration is awful


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love how there are new characters added and also how she keeps up with old ones


    Would you be willing to try another one of Holly Fielding’s performances?

    No...she narrates like a 5 year old. She always sounds like she has a cold and is talking through her nose. She also needs to learn how to pronounce words...it's mainland, not main land!


    If you could take any character from Falling for Love out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Big Mac because he's so awesome


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Silenced: Lucy Kincaid, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Allison Brennan
    • Narrated By Kate Udall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (38)

    Lucy Kincaid is back - with a vengeance. It has been seven years since Lucy was attacked - and almost killed - by an online predator. Today, she is well on her way toward a new life. While waiting to begin her training at the FBI Academy, Lucy’s is tireless in her fight against cyber sex crime. Her current mission: to find out who killed a high-priced call girl linked to a powerful Congressman. A number of known prostitutes - with scores of high-profile clients - are turning up dead all over D.C. Is this the work of a depraved killer?

    Laurie Shulman says: "Love the book Hate the narrator"
    "Love the book Hate the narrator"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No! I loved the first three audio books and would listen to them more than once, but they changed the narrator and she is horrible.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Silenced?

    The end


    How could the performance have been better?

    The narrator is so annoying and sounds like she is slurping something while she reads. She doesn't do the voices very well and is rather monotone.


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

    Yes, the story is really good and the characters are captivating.


    Any additional comments?

    I am very disappointed that they switched narrators and will not be purchasing the rest of the series on audio.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • No Place to Run: A KGI Novel, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Maya Banks
    • Narrated By Harry Berkeley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (350)
    Performance
    (327)
    Story
    (327)

    The last person Sam Kelly expected to save was Sophie Lundgren. Once they shared a brief, intense affair while Sam was undercover and then she vanished. She's spent the last few months on the run, knowing that any mistake would cost her both her life and that of their unborn child. Now she's resurfaced with a warning for Sam: this time, he's the one in danger.

    Leesa says: "Very Good"
    "Love this!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I absolutely love the Kelly family and the interaction between each character. This book is the beginning of a great series and I am excited for the rest of the books.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Garrett...he is so grouchy but still sweet and funny.


    Which character – as performed by Harry Berkeley – was your favorite?

    I loved them all!


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

    Yes, and I will listen to it more than once..


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Softly at Sunrise: A KGI Novella

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Maya Banks
    • Narrated By Adam Paul
    Overall
    (70)
    Performance
    (65)
    Story
    (66)

    A novella companion to New York Times best-selling author Maya Banks' Shades of Gray. Softly at Sunrise takes place in a gap of time that occurs in Shades of Gray. Rachel Kelly has traveled a long, hard road in her journey back to her husband, Ethan, and the Kelly family. Now, as she and Ethan are poised to move into their new home, safe behind the walls of the Kelly compound, Rachel wonders if she’ll finally be free of the ghosts that have haunted her for so long and if she’ll step into the sun after a past steeped in darkness.

    Tina says: "HATED the new narrator!"
    "Disappointed!!!"
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    What did you like best about Softly at Sunrise? What did you like least?

    The update on Ethan and Rachel. The only thing I didn't like was the narrator.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The update on Ethan and Rachel and the fact that they finally are getting back to a happy life.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Adam Paul?

    I don't understand why in the middle of the series the narrator would be changed! Adam Paul is horrible and made the audio book a major disappointment. If he continues to narrate this series I will not purchase another audiobook. I will check out the book from the library!!!


    Was Softly at Sunrise worth the listening time?

    Not with Adam Paul as a narrator...


    Any additional comments?

    Please switch back to Harry Berkeley

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Giving Chase: Chase Brothers, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Lauren Dane
    • Narrated By Aletha George
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (205)
    Performance
    (195)
    Story
    (198)

    Some small towns grow really good-looking men! This is the case with the four Chase brothers. The homegrown hotties are on the wish list of every single woman in town and Maggie Wright is no exception. Maggie has finally had it with the men she's been dating but a spilled plate of chili cheese fries drops Shane Chase right into her lap. The sheriff is hot stuff but was burned by a former fiancée and is quite happy to play the field. After Shane's skittishness sends him out the door, Maggie realizes that Kyle Chase has had his eye on her from the start.

    CAROLYN says: "WELL.... THE CHASE BROTHERS DON'T NEED TO CHASE ME"
    "I loved it!!!"
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    If you could sum up Giving Chase in three words, what would they be?

    It's totally awesome!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved both Kyle and Maggie. They are so great together and make you want to listen again and again!


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

    Her voices and accent are terrific. I loved everything about her narration!


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

    It just takes one moment to see what you've been missing...love is right in front of your eyes.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Opposing Forces: Private Protectors, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Adrienne Giordano
    • Narrated By Carol Monda
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Jackson Lynx is a highly competent security specialist who is one year clean from a perscription drug addiction. Jillian Murdoch manages pharmaceutical distribution. When her house is broken into, she hires Lynx to install a security system. Grateful for his help, she's wary of her attraction to him.... She recognizes the Serenity Prayer on his mirror and can't get involved with an addict. And the last thing Lynx needs is temptation. But when they uncover dangerous secrets they'll have to trust each other. Their lives, and their hearts, depend on it.

    Laurie Shulman says: "Another Winner!"
    "Another Winner!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Opposing Forces the most enjoyable?

    Ms. Giordano did it again. This was a very interesting and well flowing story. The characters were great and the story was well written.


    What other book might you compare Opposing Forces to and why?

    This is just another great addition to the rest of the Private Protectors series! I like how the characters from the past books are interwoven with this story as well. I love the authors style of writing and will continue to read her books as long as she continues to write them!


    What about Carol Monda’s performance did you like?

    I like her voice and the way she does the voices of the characters.


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

    Yes, and it's a story that you can listen to several times and still enjoy it!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Just Deception

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Adrienne Giordano
    • Narrated By Gayle Hendrix
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (23)

    The protector: Peter Jessup, former Navy SEAL, currently employed by Taylor Security. He likes being the hero—in charge and in control. His client: Lawyer Isabelle DeRosa. The sexy brunette is the personification of Peter's fantasies. She's willing to get physical, but nothing more serious. The assignment: When Isabelle becomes the prime suspect in the murder of her cousin, Peter is there to protect her and help her find the real killer.

    Laurie Shulman says: "Great Story - Awful Narrator"
    "Great Story - Awful Narrator"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The book yes, they story is very entertaining


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Billy...he is too funny


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    She sounds like she is speaking through her nose and her character voices are horrible. It's too bad too as the story is really good.


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

    Not sure


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Fatal Destiny: A Fatal Novella, Book 3.5

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Marie Force
    • Narrated By Felicity Munroe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (195)
    Performance
    (177)
    Story
    (174)

    With the week of their wedding finally upon them, Washington, D.C., Police Lieutenant Sam Holland and her fiancé, Senator Nick Cappuano, are at odds. In the aftermath of a tragic loss, they struggle to reconnect as the big day draws near, but their work keeps pulling them apart. When a new clue into a cold case surfaces, Nick asks Sam not to take any foolish chances before the wedding and to leave it alone for the time being.

    MaryAnn from Wilmington Delaware says: "Outstanding book"
    "A "Feel Good" Book"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, the book was so well written and the storyline was so believable


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I love both Nick and Sam...they are so real


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

    She does each character so well and she makes you feel like you are part of the story


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

    The wedding...


    Any additional comments?

    I would love to see several more books from this series...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fatal Consequences

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Marie Force
    • Narrated By Eva Kaminsky
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (292)
    Performance
    (250)
    Story
    (253)

    Lieutenant Sam Holland has no sooner accepted Senator Nick Cappuano's proposal than she's back on the job. A woman has been found brutally murdered and evidence points to Henry Lightfeather, a senator and close friend of Nick's. While Sam investigates, Nick stands by his friend - complicating his own bid for reelection, and causing tension between the couple.

    Mary says: "Excellent"
    "Great story"
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    Would you listen to Fatal Consequences again? Why?

    No...the narrarator sounded like she either had a cold or something stuffed up her nose. I suggest just buying the book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story was very well written. I love the dynamics between the characters and the compelling story line.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Eva Kaminsky’s performances?

    No...


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

    I wanted to turn it off and read the book.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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