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STEPHANIE

Florence, AL, United States | Member Since 2013

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  • 60 reviews
  • 136 ratings
  • 260 titles in library
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  • Run the Risk

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Lori Foster
    • Narrated By Jim Frangione
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (361)
    Performance
    (317)
    Story
    (320)

    When Detective Logan Riske goes undercover to find Pepper Yates, a potential link to his best friend's unsolved murder, he vows to gain her cooperation by any means necessary. But the elusive beauty is more suspicious - and in far more danger - than he expected. And the last thing Logan needs is to start caring for her.... Pepper has spent the past five years dodging the corrupt club owner who will stop at nothing to keep her silenced. She can trust no one, not even the handsome new "construction worker" who's moved in next door.

    CAROLYN says: "Bk1 of L.F. new series delivers a first class plot"
    "It was so-so."
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    Would you be willing to try another book from Lori Foster? Why or why not?

    I will try another Lori Foster book, if there's nothing else.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Jim Frangione?

    Yes, he did a good job with a good range,


    Do you think Run the Risk needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    If there is a follow up book. I will not read it...well maybe if it was free or again, nothing else to do.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • In His Keeping: A Slow Burn Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Maya Banks
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer
    Overall
    (91)
    Performance
    (83)
    Story
    (83)

    Arial knows the rules that keep her safe. She's been following them since she was a little girl: Do not tell. Do not show. But in a moment of terror, facing an attacker intent on taking more than just her life, Ari has no choice but to unleash the psychic powers she's been hiding since childhood.

    Coooper says: "JUST SO SO"
    "Much better than first"
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    What did you love best about In His Keeping?

    Too many good parts, it's not overloaded with sex, and has great action scenes. I normally do not go for paranormal books but Maya Banks seems to be the exception.


    What other book might you compare In His Keeping to and why?

    Whisper In The Dark by Maya Banks. The story lines are completely different but these two are in my top 10 all time favorites.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Ari gets mad stay out of her way!


    Any additional comments?

    This one is much better than the first in the series and I loved it. I cannot wait for the next one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Love Irresistibly: FBI-US Attorney Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Julie James
    • Narrated By Karen White
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (318)
    Performance
    (286)
    Story
    (287)

    A former football star and one of Chicago's top prosecutors, Assistant U.S. Attorney Cade Morgan will do anything to nail a corrupt state senator, which means he needs Brooke Parker's help. As general counsel for a restaurant company, she can get a bug to the senator's table at one of her five-star restaurants so the FBI can eavesdrop on him. All Cade has to do is convince Brooke to cooperate-and he's not afraid to use a little charm, or the power of his office, to do just that.

    M. Davis says: "OK Book -"
    "Too chic lite for me"
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    What did you like best about Love Irresistibly? What did you like least?

    First 2 books were great. I knew 3rd was chic lite and bought anyway. I was hoping this one would have some suspense but sadly no. It was too chic lite for me. I think my Julie James days are done.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Karen is a good narrator that has grown on me. She has a good range and you can tell characters apart.


    Any additional comments?

    This one is perfect if you like an easy happy endings with no thrills.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Lot Like Love: FBI-US Attorney Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Julie James
    • Narrated By Karen White
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (419)
    Performance
    (369)
    Story
    (375)

    Jordan Rhodes is invited to all of Chicago's best parties, but there's only one the FBI wants to crash. To get her brother out of jail, she agrees to take Agent McCall as her date. But when the mission gets botched, requiring their "relationship" to continue, it starts to feel less like an investigation-and a lot like something else.

    M. Davis says: "Great Series!"
    "Great new series!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I will recommend this book and others by Julie James. She writes sound stories with a smart funny hand.


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

    All Karen White 's performances are just ok. She seems to do better if I enjoy the book, oddly enough.


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

    When Nick realizes he loves Jordan, or when he calls his mother about her...actually there are too many and all different points pop in my head. So pretty much the whole book.


    Any additional comments?

    This is the second book in the series and I listened to this one first and immediately purchased the first one. I cannot wait to buy the third, even though the reviews are iffy I'm still going to purchase.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Something About You: FBI-US Attorney Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Julie James
    • Narrated By Karen White
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (553)
    Performance
    (488)
    Story
    (491)

    Staying overnight in a luxury hotel, Assistant U.S. Attorney Cameron Lynde overhears a high-profile murder involving a U.S. senator. Special Agent Jack Pallas is assigned to the investigation - the same Jack Pallas who still blames her for nearly ruining his career three years ago. Now the pair will have to put their rocky past behind them, focus on the case at hand - and smother the flame of their sizzling-hot sexual tension.

    AudioAddict says: "My Favorite Romance Series (so far)"
    "LOVED IT"
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    Would you listen to Something About You again? Why?

    Already listen twice, it has a plausible and believable story.


    What about Karen White’s performance did you like?

    I don't really like Karen White, there's something about her, she always sounds like she's shaky. However she does a lot better than many other narrators.


    Any additional comments?

    I have finally found a new author and I love Julie James. If you like Julie Garwood you will love this author. I am going to purchase other books now.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Forgotten Sins: The Sin Brothers, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Rebecca Zanetti
    • Narrated By Karen White
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (145)
    Performance
    (135)
    Story
    (136)

    From the moment Josie laid eyes on sexy, mysterious Shane Dean, she was in love. Their desire ignited a passionate affair, and within weeks, Shane had slipped a ring on her finger. It seemed her every fantasy was coming true...until her new husband disappeared without a trace. Now, two years and one broken heart later, Josie is shocked when the hospital calls: Shane has been found...at a crime scene with no memory of how he got there.

    Angela says: "Great Beginning! Anticipating the second one."
    "New author for me"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    This was my first Rebecca Zanetti novel, it was good but not "blow my mind awesome" I will purchase the next in the series so yes it was worth the time.


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

    This was my first Karen White listen and she did well. The characters all have different "voices" and you can tell them apart. It drives me nuts when they all sound the same. She is not in my top five favorite narrators but will definitely listen to others by read by her.


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

    It kind of has a "Universal Soldiers" feel to it so yes I would go see it. But the second movie sucked so I am hoping the second novel lives up to the first.


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Burn

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Linda Howard
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (238)
    Performance
    (86)
    Story
    (86)

    Money certainly changes Jenner Redwine's life when she wins a lottery jackpot. But it also costs her plenty: Her father rips her off and disappears, her fortune-hunting boyfriend soon becomes her ex, and friends-turned-freeloaders give her the cold shoulder when she stops paying for everything. Flush with new money, Jenner can't imagine ever finding a place in the world of the wealthy. Seven years later, though, she's rubbing elbows with the rich, despite the fact she still feels like a party crasher.

    Nadine says: "UGH!"
    "Burn out"
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    What did you like best about Burn? What did you like least?

    This would have been a good fiction novel but it is not a romance novel. If you removed the sudden "love and forever" between the two characters it is a decent story, I just couldn't get over the rush ending. It was like LH ran out of patience with the writing and gave up.


    What was most disappointing about Linda Howard’s story?

    LH is my favorite author, but this fell very short. There's no character chemistry as in her other books. The main characters hate each and then BAM they're in love, not even hopeless romantic me could buy it.


    What about Joyce Bean’s performance did you like?

    Joyce Bean is one of my favorite narrators and did a great job as usual.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mackenzie's Pleasure

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Linda Howard
    • Narrated By Dennis Boutsikaris
    Overall
    (463)
    Performance
    (197)
    Story
    (206)

    No mission had ever gotten the better of Navy SEAL Zane Mackenzie...until now. Barrie Lovejoy needed a savior, before the terrorist group holding her hostage lost patience and silenced her forever. Rescuing Barrie would be the most important mission of his life. For he would sooner die than let the enemy harm the mother of his child.

    Heather says: "loved this book"
    "It just missed something."
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No, the characters were dull and didn't have the usual linda howard spark. There were a lot of good reviews and I really needed a good LH book and this wasn't one .


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    I couldn't find anything interesting about this one.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The narrator made all the characters sound dull and didn't convey any emotions.


    Was Mackenzie's Pleasure worth the listening time?

    No really, I wished I had saved my money and time on this one.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • When Day Breaks: A KGI Novel, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Maya Banks
    • Narrated By Adam Paul
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (197)
    Performance
    (181)
    Story
    (180)

    The Kelly Group International (KGI): A super-elite, top secret, family-run business. Qualifications: High intelligence, rock-hard body, military background. Mission: Hostage/kidnap victim recovery. Intelligence gathering. Handling jobs the U.S. government can't.... Eden is said to be one of the most beautiful women in the world. Her face has graced countless magazines and her body has sold millions of dollars of clothing. But her fame and beauty has earned her more than she ever imagined. Evil is stalking her, determined to extinguish the ethereal beauty forever.

    Malinda says: "Pretty good addition to the series :)"
    "I hated this narrator!"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No, I bought the last to books so I wouldn't have to listen to Adam Paul but I thought I'd give him another try and regretted it.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Adam Paul’s performances?

    Never! He does females voices very well but the males sound like....a nasally dimwit. I couldn't wait for it to end.


    Any additional comments?

    There was very little action and the plot was well written but again I can't get past the horrible narration.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • An Independent Wife

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Linda Howard
    • Narrated By Romy Nordlinger
    Overall
    (52)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (49)

    Sallie wondered if Rhy would recognize her after seven years. She'd lost weight, loosened up and turned her talents to news reporting for one of the nation's leading magazines. After all this time, would Rhy Baines, the news publisher, recognize his wife? Sallie Jerome, a.k.a. Mrs. Baines, had picked up the pieces of shattered dreams after Rhy walked out. She'd become the independent, self-possessed woman he'd always wanted. Only now, she didn't want him. Or did she?

    Anna says: "Kept me interested"
    "Dated but still love Linda Howard"
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    What did you love best about An Independent Wife?

    I had read this book long ago and loved it. I did enjoyed reading the book a lot better than the audio version. It is an old novel and you have to keep that in mind.


    What three words best describe Romy Nordlinger’s performance?

    Ur...can't say anything good or bad about her. She was better than the other ratings said but not by much.


    Any additional comments?

    I had read all the reviews and went ahead and got it. I am glad and may listen to it when I don't have anything else to listen to.

    5 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • Fallen SEAL Legacy: SEAL Brotherhood, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Sharon Hamilton
    • Narrated By J. D. Hart
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (116)
    Performance
    (103)
    Story
    (106)

    Nebraska born and bred Navy SEAL Calvin "Coop" Cooper, after his own family has perished in a tornado, is ordered to meet the family of a prominent San Diego psychiatrist.

    Johnny says: "Finally, romance with a sexy male voice narrator."
    "Not as good as reviews said"
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    What did you like best about Fallen SEAL Legacy? What did you like least?

    The story line had good possibilities but fell short. They would fight and the next second they'd but back together and then they'd fight and the cycle would continue.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Sharon Hamilton again?

    No I really thought I would enjoy this but was really disappointed. If there is another on sale I may give it another try but it would have to be a 3.95.


    Have you listened to any of J. D. Hart’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Never listen to but he did a good job.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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