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Jennifer

Bronx, NY, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Forever

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Pete Hamill
    • Narrated By Stevie Ray Dallimore
    Overall
    (74)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (19)

    From the shores of Ireland, Cormac O'Connor sets out on a fateful journey to avenge the deaths of his parents and honor the code of his ancestors. In return for aiding an African shaman who was brought to America in chains, Cormac is given an otherworldly gift: He will live forever - as long as he never leaves the island of Manhattan.

    Kenneth R. Malcomson says: "Great, but even better Unabridged"
    "Eh - just OK"
    Overall

    This book was just OK for me. It was entertaining and all but it wasn't one of those that you rush to get back to so you can see what happens next.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Feels Like Family: Sweet Magnolias, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Sherryl Woods
    • Narrated By Janet Metzger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (104)
    Performance
    (77)
    Story
    (78)

    Helen Decatur spent a lifetime setting goals—getting through college and law school, opening her own practice, becoming financially secure and establishing herself as one of the most highly respected matrimonial attorneys in the state of South Carolina. Achieving those goals was a breeze compared to the one she's faced with now.

    Jennifer says: "Meh"
    "Meh"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I probably wouldn't. I found the pushy, nosy friends and the commitment phobe love interest annoying. The whole story seemed like an outline of a story not a real fully thought out one. Nothing different really happened in the book. Friends pushy, Male Love Interest making sure its known he wants nothing serious and then some event happened toward the end of the book to make the lead couple admit their feelings and live happily ever after.


    Do you think Feels Like Family needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No - this was too boring and predictable to expand upon


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Modern Witch: A Modern Witch, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Debora Geary
    • Narrated By Martha Harmon Pardee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1057)
    Performance
    (953)
    Story
    (973)

    Lauren is downtown Chicago's youngest elite realtor. She's also a witch. She must be - the fetching spell for Witches' Chat isn't supposed to make mistakes. So says the woman who coded the spell, at least. The tall, dark, and handsome guy sent to assess her is a witch too (and no, that doesn't end the way you might think). What he finds in Lauren will change lives, mess with a perfectly good career, and require lots of ice cream therapy.

    ShySusan says: "Perfect antidote for vampire & zombie overdoses"
    "Very Mediocre"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Debora Geary and/or Martha Harmon Pardee?

    Not sure


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

    Predictable ending


    What three words best describe Martha Harmon Pardee’s performance?

    Adequate


    Did A Modern Witch inspire you to do anything?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Story is OK, not great. Don't think I'll be purchasing next book in series

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Silk Is for Seduction: The Dressmakers, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Loretta Chase
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (361)
    Performance
    (330)
    Story
    (330)

    Brilliant and ambitious dressmaker Marcelline Noirotis London's rising star. And who better to benefit from her talent than the worst-dressed lady in the ton, the Duke of Clevedon's intended bride? Winning the future duchess' patronage means prestige and fortune for Marcelline and her sisters. To get to the lady, though, Marcelline must win over Clevedon, whose standards are as high as his morals are...not. The prize seems well worth the risk-but this time Marcelline's met her match.

    Chantelle says: "Worth the Credit....Fantastic"
    "Cliche"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The story line is pretty cliche for historical romances. Strong willed woman - dashing man, obstacle and then they get together. The story was passable enough to listen the entire book but not enough to entice me to listen to another book in the series.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kiss of Midnight: The Midnight Breed, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Lara Adrian
    • Narrated By Hillary Huber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1428)
    Performance
    (935)
    Story
    (936)

    He watches her from across the crowded dance club, a sensual black-haired stranger who stirs Gabrielle Maxwell's deepest fantasies. But nothing about this night---or this man---is what it seems. For when Gabrielle witnesses a murder outside the club, reality shifts into something dark and deadly. In that shattering instant she is thrust into a realm she never knew existed---a realm where vampires stalk the shadows and a blood war is set to ignite.

    Stacy says: "A Whole New Take on Vampire Mythology"
    "Cheesy, cliche, lame, no actual story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about Kiss of Midnight?

    I gave this book ample time to show some promise.but there was no character development - no whisper of a story line forming - just every cliche vampire story line you can find. There is no chemistry between the romantic leads. I gave this book 8 chapters to capture my interest and it just remained lame.


    What was most disappointing about Lara Adrian’s story?

    The lack of one and the cheesy dialogue


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    No redeeming qualities


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Accidentally Dead: Accidentally Friends, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Dakota Cassidy
    • Narrated By Meredith Mitchell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (248)
    Performance
    (228)
    Story
    (230)

    It's a lousy first day on the job for Nina Blackman. A patient, loopy from the anesthesia, bites her. At least he was cute. The next morning, Nina wakes up with a set of razor-sharp fangs, bionic vision, supersonic hearing, and a taste for blood. But there's a good explanation: It's her patient, Long Island vampire Greg Statleon. Is Nina willing to commit to one man for eternity, even if they are perfect for each other?

    Kat says: "A paranormal party on my iPod!"
    "Ended too Soon"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    This book ended in the middle of the story. The villian was easily/quickly foiled and Nina never learned and/or explored her new powers. There was so much more that should've been expanded upon but wasn't. That being said, it was otherwise an enjoyable listen that kept me entertained.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Gentleman Never Tells: The Wetherby Brides, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Jerrica Knight-Catania
    • Narrated By Sherill Turner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (76)
    Performance
    (62)
    Story
    (62)

    Benjamin Wetherby, Earl of Glastonbury and heir to the Marquessate of Eastleigh, has just received an urgent letter from home. His father is dying and he must return to England at once. Benjamin is a man bound by honor and duty, to both his country and his family. So, despite his reservations, he leaves his life in New York City behind so he may find a wife and assume his role as the Marquess of Eastleigh.

    Jennifer says: "Ho-hum"
    "Ho-hum"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Jerrica Knight-Catania and/or Sherill Turner?

    Probably not


    Would you be willing to try another book from Jerrica Knight-Catania? Why or why not?

    I wouldn't likely try another book by this author because there are too many books to spend my time hoping the next by this author is interesting. This book lacked any semblance of an engaging story.


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    If there was a real plot aside from a few secrets being kept and forgiven


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Perfect on Paper: The (Mis)Adventures of Waverly Bryson

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Maria Murnane
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (338)
    Performance
    (309)
    Story
    (306)

    Waverly Bryson is a successful businesswoman in her late 20s who almost has it all: a dream job in sports PR, two best friends, and a bar where everybody knows her name. What she doesn’t have is a ring on her finger. And after being ditched at the altar, she’s in no hurry to get one. Besides, plenty of other issues keep her busy, including her wayward father, a new rival at work, and an ever-nagging fear that her life is not turning out as she thought it would...or should.

    Missy says: "Just ok..."
    "Enjoyable"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Perfect on Paper the most enjoyable?

    The story progressed nicely and kept me engaged. I liked that the storyline was on the light side where you can just sit back and enjoy.


    What other book might you compare Perfect on Paper to and why?

    If you like this book you'll like anything written by Molly Harper.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Accidental Werewolf: Accidentally Friends, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Dakota Cassidy
    • Narrated By Meredith Mitchell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (405)
    Performance
    (369)
    Story
    (369)

    When Marty Andrews gets bitten by a mangy mutt while walking her teacup poodle, her blond hair darkens, the hair on her legs starts growing at an alarming rate, and her mood swings put her dream job as a sales rep for Bobbie-Sue Cosmetics in serious jeopardy. Then a drool-worthy man shows up at her door claiming that he accidentally bit Marty. And since he's a werewolf, she is now, too. Thinking Keegan Flaherty is clearly insane, Marty refuses to believe a word until a kidnapping makes her realize there's more at stake than just her highlights.

    Angela says: "Absolulte!"
    "Entertaining"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about this story?

    This book was entertaining - it held my interest throughout. I will definitely purchase the books from the rest of the series.


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator is so bad at foreign accents! I don't think she actually knows what a spanish or russian accent sounds like because she got them all wrong.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Hunger Like No Other: Immortals After Dark, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Kresley Cole
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2459)
    Performance
    (2266)
    Story
    (2270)

    After enduring years of torture from the vampire horde, Lachlain MacRieve, leader of the Lykae Clan, is enraged to find the predestined mate he's waited millennia for is a vampire. Sheltered Emmaline Troy finally sets out to uncover the truth about her deceased parents - until a powerful Lykae claims her as his mate and forces her back to his ancestral Scottish castle. But when an ancient evil from her past resurfaces, will their desire deepen into a love that can bring a proud warrior to his knees and turn a gentle beauty into the fighter she was born to be?

    Amazon Customer says: "My new favorite narrator!"
    "Cheesy and Lame"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The story focused solely on this werewolf wanting to force himself on a vampire for 6 chapters - to the point where I lost interest in the book. I couldn't make myself waste more time on this boring, lame book. There was no story or character development at all. The only reason to read this book is as supernatural porn - that's about it. I don't mind books with explicit love scenes but a story should be the primary focus - not the other way around.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • How the White Trash Zombie Got Her Groove Back

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Diana Rowland
    • Narrated By Allison McLemore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (772)
    Performance
    (704)
    Story
    (701)

    It’s zombie versus zombie as the Saberton Corporation declares war against the Zombie Mafia, kidnapping several of their party. It falls to Angel to lead the remnants of her gang halfway across the country to claw their way through corporate intrigue, zombie drugs, and undead trafficking to rescue her friends - and expose the traitor responsible for their abduction.

    Marci says: "Can I give it six stars?"
    "Entertaining"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about this story?

    I like that the story is light yet entertaining enough to hold my interest and keep me engaged in the story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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