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Sheba

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LANCASTER, TX, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • An Accidental Affair

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Eric Jerome Dickey
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (146)
    Performance
    (129)
    Story
    (126)

    James Thicke is a man whose mysterious past runs as deep as his violent streak. He’s channeled the intensity of his soul into twin passions - success as a screenwriter and marriage to movie actress Regina Baptiste. In the midst of filming his latest script, starring Regina and leading man Johnny Bergs, James receives a video of his wife caught in the most compromising of situations.

    Sheba says: "A Great Story and a Great Read!"
    "A Great Story and a Great Read!"
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    An Accidental Affair
    First of all, let me say, Eric Jerome Dickey is a wonderful writer.   I always enjoy reading his books. His characters are always multi-layered and interesting people.  They are very well developed, very intriguing and always entertaining. You never end up where you think you might. And even if you do, you can't predict how you will get there because EJD will always throw you off.  I love it!  I wish he would bring out a book more often than what he does. His  writing truly entertains me and takes me to another place, right in the middle of his story.  
    The one thing I really like about EJD's books is, you always can come away with a strong moral lesson and the journey to that moral lesson is simply extraordinary. 

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • The Prada Plan 3: Green -Eyed Monster

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Ashley Antoinette
    • Narrated By Honey Jones
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (113)
    Performance
    (106)
    Story
    (109)

    Leah's crazy scheming has finally paid off. Now that YaYa is out of the picture, Leah has everything she's ever wanted. She steps into YaYa's shoes, and now she has money, family, and, most importantly, she has Indie. She's the queen of his empire, and no one suspects a thing. There's only one problem: Disaya Morgan isn't dead. Newly initiated into a powerful circle of women, YaYa is out for blood, and when she comes gunning for her spot, the streets will never be the same.

    JALAYNE says: "Here we go AGAIN!!!"
    "Prada Plan 3: Not Really"
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    Would you try another book from Ashley Antoinette and/or Honey Jones?

    Yes because in a fan of Ashley's writing.


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

    I would have made YaYa behave more like the queen pin she was trying to be and I definitely would have had her kill Leah.


    What three words best describe Honey Jones’s performance?

    It was OK.


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

    No...unfortunately it would only be a "B" movie.


    Any additional comments?

    Well I'm sorry to say I wasn't moved by this book at all. I'm a fan of Ashley Antoinette and will remain so but this was not one of my favorites. The story wasn't at all about the "Green-Eyed Monster" no more than the 1st two books. I think it should have been called, "The Prada Plan 3: YaYa's Pity Party." We never got to see YaYa really do anything with all the power she supposedly has. We don't get to see much of Chase and the street side of things. What we do get alot of, is YaYa's pity party about all the stuff she's been through, trying to explain why she's addicted to pain pills now. Granted, she has been through a hell of alot. More than I've ever been through, but it just got old and boring to me. I thought it was really crazy that she sends an 18 year old to prison to take out YaYa and then when she's finally able to take out YaYa herself, she grows a conscience. This story was just OK to me. I'm not going to bash the author because I think she's truly talented, along with her mate JaQuavis, but I do hope a lil more effort and time is put into the 4th installment...ijs

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • BoneMan's Daughters

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Ted Dekker
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (290)
    Performance
    (107)
    Story
    (107)

    A Texas serial killer called BoneMan is on the loose, choosing young girls as his prey, His signature: myriad broken bones that torture and kill - but never puncture. In a story that is devaststing in its skill and suspense, - Ted Dekker brings to bear his ability to terrify and compel in BoneMan's Daughters.

    Todd says: "This is one sick twisted character"
    "A Father's Love!"
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    What did you love best about BoneMan's Daughters?

    The change Ryan made in his life and how determined he was to save her.


    What other book might you compare BoneMan's Daughters to and why?

    I don't believe I've read a book quite like this one.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Without giving too much away, but if I had to pick one scene, it would be the part at the end where Bethany makes the right decision to fix her problem for good.


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

    Definitely!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • French Silk

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Sandra Brown
    • Narrated By Renée Raudman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (738)
    Performance
    (537)
    Story
    (540)

    Like the city of New Orleans itself, Claire Laurent is a vibrant beauty laced with a mysterious elusiveness. The founder of French Silk, a fabulous lingerie company, she has fought hard to make it a worldwide success. Then a TV evangelist attacks French Silk’s erotic sleepwear as sinful. And when he is killed, Claire becomes the prime suspect. District Attorney Robert Cassidy knows Claire is damning herself with lie after lie about the murder, even as he feels her drawing him into her world and her very soul....

    OLIVIA says: "Sandra Brown at her Best!!"
    "Great Story!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of French Silk to be better than the print version?

    I would because hearing the words spoken like they should be said by a good narrator makes all the difference and makes the story come alive.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of French Silk?

    The first love scene between Cassidy and Claire was extremely HOT and erotic.


    What about Renée Raudman’s performance did you like?

    Her acting was very good and her voices of each character was very distinctive.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I didn't have an extreme reaction to this book but I enjoyed it very much.
    I'm a Sandra Brown fan and she never disappoints.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dirty

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Megan Hart
    • Narrated By Elenna Stauffer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1012)
    Performance
    (435)
    Story
    (433)

    This is what happened: I met him at the candy store. He turned and smiled at me and I was surprised enough to smile back. This was not a children's candy store, mind you, this was the kind of place you went to buy expensive imported chocolate truffles for your boss' wife because you felt guilty for having sex with him when you were both at a conference in Milwaukee.

    Cynthia says: "Can't get enough!"
    "Good Story and Very Hot!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this story because it was well written and kept you interested in the main characters and most importantly, because it lives up to it's genre. It was extremely erotic in a very real way.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I'm a sucker for happy endings and this story did not disappoint in that area.


    What three words best describe Elenna Stauffer’s performance?

    Average at best.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I didn't have an extreme reaction but it did leave me with a good feeling and yes I both laughed and cried(a little).


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed this book. It's a good story with some very sexy scenes. The narrators voice as Ella, the main character, was pretty good, but I did not like the narrator's male voices. The tone threw me off as well as how she said certain things. The tone just wasn't right sometimes. It comes across as bad acting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gone Girl: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (20944)
    Performance
    (18782)
    Story
    (18849)

    It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

    Teddy says: "Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!"
    "Intriguing, Engrossing, Thrilling and Suspenseful"
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    This was my first Gillian Flynn novel and it was a really good read.  The whole story had me on a roller coaster ride. The ups and downs… the twists and turns…  By the end of the story, I was a bit worn out but my curiosity of how the story would end held me captive.  Nick and his wife Amy are some pretty sad individuals.  I felt more pity for Nick though, and I kept rooting for him, wanting him to win, so to speak.  The ending of the novel totally jacked me up.  I was in a daze, like, Wow!  Really!  

    ***SPOILER ALERT***

    When I’m reading a book or looking at a movie, it’s a form of escapism for me so I really love happy endings. Life itself has too many harsh endings and tough lessons to deal with, so when I read or look at movies, I like to come away with a good feeling or at least have learned something.  That being said, I did not like the ending of this book.   Not only did it not end happy for Nick or anyone else, but it also felt incomplete.  I was on such a high and so engrossed in the story, and then all of a sudden…SPLAT, the story takes a deep fall off a tall building and that’s it…it’s over.

    Although I did not like the ending, it does not take away from the story so much that I would not give this book a good rating.  But it does keep me from giving it 5 stars, but it’s really on the cusp for me, definitely a 4.5.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Power of the Dog

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Don Winslow
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    Overall
    (647)
    Performance
    (429)
    Story
    (433)

    This explosive novel of the drug trade takes you deep inside a world riddled with corruption, betrayal, and bloody revenge. From the streets of New York City to Mexico City and Tijuana to the jungles of Central America, this is the war on drugs like you've never seen it.

    Leslie says: "Amazing Novel, Excellent Narration"
    "Very Very Good Book"
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    This book is definitely in my Top 30.  If I had to rank it with books in it's own genre, it would be in my Top 20.

    Art Montana and Callan would have to be my favorite characters. Art, becuase he's a good guy with morals and a conscience but with issues.  Callan is my fav because he's a bad guy who has a heart and who could be a good guy.  He's very likeable. 

    I loved everything about Ray Porter's narration.  This is not my first time hearing him and I always enjoy hearing him. His voice is awesome! He makes the books he does even better. I didn't find anything wrong with his narration.

    This book is 20+ hours but it didn't feel like it all.  I was hoping there was another book involving some of these characters, but I didn't find one.  So I'm just going to listen to another Don Winslow book that's narrated by Ray Porter...on to The Dawn Patrol.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Separation of Power: Mitch Rapp Series

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By Ken Kilban
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1847)
    Performance
    (1564)
    Story
    (1562)

    Newly appointed CIA director Dr. Irene Kennedy is the target of an inside plot to destroy her and prematurely end the American President's term. To make matters worse, Saddam Hussein is close to entering the nuclear arms race - something Israel has vowed to stop. With the haunting specter of World War III looming, the president calls on his secret weapon: top counter-terrorism operative Mitch Rapp. But with only two weeks to take out the nukes, Rapp is up against a ticking clock - and impossible odds.

    Renda says: "Horrible Narration"
    "Really Good Story!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Separation of Power the most enjoyable?

    The story line in and of itself made this listening experience enjoyable. It completed all the unanswered questions from The Third Option and held me captive all the way through.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    I stayed on the edge of my seat, not because there was so much action in this novel like some of the others, but because there was a lot going on. I loved how when you left one situation, the author would leave you with a bit of a ciff-hanger. I would be anxious to get back to that situation. But as I kept on reading, I'd find myself caught up again, only to find myself getting left with another mini cliff-hanger. It was great!


    What three words best describe Ken Kilban’s performance?

    Intense, dramatic and overdone


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

    The whole scene when Mitch comes home after the raid on Bagdad moved me deeply. The chemisty between him and Anna is wonderful.


    Any additional comments?

    I was a bit thrown by the narrators dramatic voice and intensity but I continued to listen because I'm a Mitch Rapp fan. I'm glad I continued to listen because the story was awesome. The ending was so appropriate.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Transfer of Power: Mitch Rapp Series

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2662)
    Performance
    (2215)
    Story
    (2224)

    On a busy Washington morning, the stately calm of the White House is shattered in a deadly terrorist attack on the executive mansion. The president is evacuated to an underground bunker, but not before nearly one hundred hostages are taken. Mitch Rapp, the CIA’s top counterterrorism operative, is sent in to take control of the crisis and determines that the president is not as safe as Washington’s power elite had thought....

    Michael says: "Great Story-Bad Narration"
    "Great Start For Mitch Rapp"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would definitely recommend this audiobook to a friend because it's full of intensity, action and is overall a great read/listen!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Transfer of Power?

    All the scenes of Mitch in the White House are memorable.


    What about Nick Sullivan’s performance did you like?

    Nick does a pretty good job with the different voices. You can always tell who's talking.


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

    The scene that moved me was when Mitch Rapp felt he couldn't sit by and let a devistating act occur to this young woman even though he knew he could possiblly jepardize his whole mission. The tenderness he displayed with the young woman let you see the human side him as well.


    Any additional comments?

    I am a huge Mitch Rapp fan and would love to see this character go on and on.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Protect and Defend

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3201)
    Performance
    (1519)
    Story
    (1528)

    The action begins in the heart of Iran, where billions of dollars are being spent on the development of a nuclear program. No longer willing to wait for the international community to stop its neighboring enemy, Israel launches a creative and daring operation that leaves a radioactive tomb in the middle of Iran's second largest city. An outraged Iranian government publicly blames both Israel and the United States and demands retribution.

    Warren says: "Best book I've listened to this year"
    "You Do Not Want To Make This Guy Mad!!!"
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    Mitch Rapp is an awesome lead character. I don't think I'll ever get enough of this guy. This novel was full of intense action and drama. It was just great!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Act of Treason

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3085)
    Performance
    (1570)
    Story
    (1564)

    It's a gorgeous autumn day in Georgetown. The Democratic candidates for president and vice-president of the United States are dutifully glad-handing voters and the media outside a grand estate where a national-security conference has just been held, bringing together the world's greatest minds to discuss the issues that are threatening the country. It's American politicking at its best. That's when all hell breaks loose.

    Stevon says: "My first Flynn"
    "Another Hit For Mitch!!!"
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    I enjoyed every minute of this novel. Even the lag in the action was proper and necessary to the story. Mitch Rapp was at his finest and George Guidall is a great narrator. I would hate to hear this series read by someone else. Great job Vince Flynn.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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