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Jennifer

Bronx, NY, United States | Member Since 2007

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  • 64 reviews
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  • 47 purchased in 2014
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  • Every Which Way but Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Kim Harrison
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2100)
    Performance
    (1275)
    Story
    (1285)

    Some days, you just can't win. Witch and former bounty hunter Rachel Morgan has managed to escape her corrupt company, survive living with a vampire, start her own runner service, and face down a vampire master.

    Ananda says: "oh! the trashy goodness!"
    "Enjoyable - story moves along well"
    Overall

    I really enjoyed this book as it doesn't focus on one event happening to Rachel but there's a series of things that happen to her which keeps it interesting. Another reviewer didn't like how Rachel objectified men by expressing attraction to some of the men in the book. IDK, when one sees someone of the opposite sex that is attractive - one appreciates the view - I don't know what the big deal is. Wasn't a main point in the book. If you liked the other books in the series - you will definitely like this one.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Ragtime

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By E. L. Doctorow
    • Narrated By E. L. Doctorow
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (323)
    Performance
    (226)
    Story
    (227)

    The story opens in 1906 in New Rochelle, New York, at the home of an affluent American family. One lazy Sunday afternoon, the famous escape artist Harry Houdini swerves his car into a telephone pole outside their house. And almost magically, the line between fantasy and historical fact, between real and imaginary characters, disappears.

    Catherine says: "Ragtime and Doctorow are compelling"
    "Didn't feel compelled to finish book"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would not recommend because, though the author is talented at painting a picture and is a true wordsmith, I just felt no connection or interest in the characters and what happened to them. I can see where others may like this book but its not for me.


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

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cast in Shadow: Chronicles of Elantra, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Michelle Sagara
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1304)
    Performance
    (1168)
    Story
    (1166)

    Seven years ago Kaylin fled the crime-riddled streets of Nightshade, knowing that something was after her. Children were being murdered— and all had the same odd markings that mysteriously appeared on her own skin….Since then, she's learned to read, she's learned to fight and she's become one of the vaunted Hawks who patrol and police the City of Elantra. Alongside the winged Aerians and the immortal Barrani, she's made a place for herself, far from the mean streets of her birth.

    Amanda says: "Addicted to the series, but leaves you hanging..."
    "Potential - but not engaging"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would not recommend it because I found the author put too much extraneous information in there and the characters were not interesting at all. The basic premise of the story is good but not enough to make up for everything else. It's also kinda cliche - to the point of being slightly corny.


    What about Khristine Hvam’s performance did you like?

    Was difficult to distinguish between characters as they all sounded pretty similar, if not the same


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Everneath

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Brodi Ashton
    • Narrated By Amy Rubinate
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (236)
    Performance
    (215)
    Story
    (219)

    Last spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath. Now she’s returned - to her old life, her family, her boyfriend - before she’s banished back to the underworld... this time forever. She has six months before the Everneath comes to claim her, six months for good-byes she can’t find the words for, six months to find redemption, if it exists. Nikki longs to spend these precious months forgetting the Everneath and trying to reconnect with her boyfriend, Jack, the person most devastated by her disappearance - and the one person she loves more than anything.

    Kale says: "A Hauntingly Beautiful Debut"
    "Enjoyable"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, good story


    Any additional comments?

    It toke me a little bit to get into the book - but once the premise of the story was established and the story really got going, I enjoyed it. I will definitely be getting the next book in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • How to Dance With a Duke: Ugly Duckling Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Manda Collins
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (309)
    Performance
    (268)
    Story
    (267)

    Miss Cecily Hurston would much rather explore the antiquities of Egypt than the uncharted territory of marriage. But the rules of her father's exclusive academic society forbid her entrance unless she weds one of its members. To clear her ailing father's name of a scandalous rumor, Cecily needs to gain admission into the Egyptian Club-and is willing to marry any old dullard to do it. Lucas Dalton, Duke of Winterson, is anything but dull.

    Desarae says: "You Never Know When You Will Find Love or a Murder"
    "Entertaining"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Manda Collins and/or Anne Flosnik?

    Yes


    Would you recommend How to Dance With a Duke to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes, if you're looking for light entertainment - this will do nicely.


    Do you think How to Dance With a Duke needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No, this does not need a follow-up book. The characters have been taken as far as they can be. I can't imagine a storyline that wouldn't seem like a re-hash of this one.


    Any additional comments?

    Its a little formulaic as romance novels go - stubborn girl - charming rich guy.... She won't listen to him because she's pig-headed which causes conflict - in the end they love each other...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Clockwork Angel: The Infernal Devices, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Cassandra Clare
    • Narrated By Jennifer Ehle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2299)
    Performance
    (1726)
    Story
    (1730)

    When 16-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos.

    Sam says: "Fantastic book!!"
    "Loved it!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    This is an enjoyable book - the storyline goes along smoothly and I was entertained throughout the whole book. I was only glad I already had the 2nd book downloaded so I don't have to wait to see what happens next!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Raven's Shadow

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Patricia Briggs
    • Narrated By Jennifer James Bradshaw
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (198)
    Performance
    (172)
    Story
    (171)

    Seraph is a Raven mage who left behind her responsibilities for the love of the ex-soldier Tier. But when Tier disappears, Seraph must use her magic - and fulfill her ancestors’ oath to protect humanity from destruction.

    Jennifer says: "Slow Start - Entertaining"
    "Slow Start - Entertaining"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does Raven's Shadow rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    In a list of a top 10, it doesn't rank


    What did you like best about this story?

    It starts to become interesting when the resolution to the problem begins (trying not to give anything away)


    What does Jennifer James Bradshaw bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    As with any narrator, you get to sit back and enjoy the story - just like it better then reading


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

    ??


    Any additional comments?

    Patricia Briggs spent too much time establishing the premise of the story in the beginning and it was hard to stay interested. Especially when establishing the bad relationship between Seraph and her husband's sister, considering it has no bearing on the actual story. If she couldn't gotten faster to the part of the shadowed priest and have gone from there it would've been better.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • To Win Her Heart

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Karen Witemeyer
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (266)
    Performance
    (226)
    Story
    (227)

    RITA Award nominee Karen Witemeyer is acclaimed for her winning blend of history, humor, and romance. In this heartstirring tale, repentant exconvict Levi Grant comes to Spencer, Texas, in 1887 - hoping to put his past behind him and start out fresh as the town’s new blacksmith. To promote civility, Eden Spencer runs her own lending library, where she discovers Levi’s love of literature. But just as romance begins to bloom, Eden learns of Levi’s prodigal past.

    Holli says: "Impossible to part from! Heartwarming! :)"
    "Aweful!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    4 hours into a 10 hour book and the 2 romantic leads still have yet to have any meaningful interaction. They're association is barely better moved along then it was at the beginning of the story. Additionally, their personalities are so uninteresting - as much fun as watching paint dry. There really was nothing engaging or entertaining about this book what so ever. After wasting 4 hours I couldn't bring myself to listen to the rest. I gave the book more then enough time to pick up and become good.


    What could Karen Witemeyer have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    A more interesting storyline, relationship of the two leads progress faster, have the leads actually have a personality beyond shy and or uptight


    Would you be willing to try another one of Therese Plummer’s performances?

    Sure


    What character would you cut from To Win Her Heart?

    The sheriff interested in the female lead


    Any additional comments?

    I will never get a book from this author again

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Reckoning: Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #11

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3892)
    Performance
    (2592)
    Story
    (2580)

    With her knack for being in trouble's way, Sookie witnesses the firebombing of Merlotte's, the bar where she works. Since Sam Merlotte is now known to be two-natured, suspicion falls immediately on the anti-shifters in the area. Sookie suspects otherwise, but her attention is divided when she realizes that her lover, Eric Northman, and his "child", Pam, are plotting to kill the vampire who is now their master. Gradually, Sookie is drawn into the plot - which is much more complicated than she knows.

    BRANDON says: "Antiques RoadShow, Burned Hair & Elvis"
    "Say what?"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The ending, left too many questions unanswered/resolved so it didn't feel like a complete story as a result.


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

    Incomplete


    Any additional comments?

    Sookie just seems like a really weak minded female and it gets annoying. How can one be so conflicted with a circumstance she was OK with for years? She acts like everything is a surprise when its in line with everything she's experienced before.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Drink Deep: Chicagoland Vampires, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Chloe Neill
    • Narrated By Cynthia Holloway
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (778)
    Performance
    (704)
    Story
    (710)

    Clouds are brewing over Cadogan House, and recently turned vampire Merit can't tell if this is the darkness before the dawn or the calm before the storm. With the city itself in turmoil over paranormals and the state threatening to pass a paranormal-registration act, times haven't been this precarious for vampires since they came out of the closet. If only they could lay for a bit, and let the mortals calm down. But that's when the waters of Lake Michigan suddenly turn pitch black - and things really start getting ugly.

    Stephanie says: "My favorite "Chicagoland Vampire" book so far."
    "Unexpected Ending"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    I liked the storyline, it held my interest. The ending was unexpected and very welcome because the ending of the last book was so disappointing. For those upset about the last book they should really listen to this one before passing judgement. Everything ties together in the end.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Hard Bitten: Chicagoland Vampires, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Chloe Neill
    • Narrated By Cynthia Holloway
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (851)
    Performance
    (682)
    Story
    (687)

    Times are hard for newly minted vampire Merit. Ever since shapeshifters announced their presence to the world, humans have been rallying against supernaturals---and they're camping outside of Cadogan House with protest signs that could turn to pitchforks at any moment. Inside its doors, things between Merit and her Master, green-eyed heartbreaker Ethan Sullivan, are tense.

    Stephanie says: "EXECELLENT"
    "Disappointing Ending"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, enjoyable story


    Would you be willing to try another book from Chloe Neill? Why or why not?

    I will reluctantly listen to the listen to the next in the series - but the ending of this one ended one of the main storylines and you never get the happy ending you assume was meant to come.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Merit wants to sleep next to Ethan.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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