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Teresa

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  • Ever After: The Hollows, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Kim Harrison
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1649)
    Performance
    (1494)
    Story
    (1505)

    The ever after, the demonic realm that parallels our own, is shrinking, and if it disappears, so does all magic. It’s up to witch-turned-daywalking-demon Rachel Morgan to fix the ever-after before the fragile balance between magic users and humans fails. Of course, there’s also the small fact that she caused the ley line to rip in the first place, and her life is forfeit unless she can fix it.

    Hassan says: "The best book yet!!!!"
    "Harrison continues to make this series fresh!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Ever After to be better than the print version?

    I read Ever After and am currently listening to the audio version. I like both. Having Marguerete Gavin narrate brings all the characters to life. I think I hear her voice in my head when I was reading the story.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Ever After?

    Trent and Rachel finally stop talking passed each other and really listen to what the other person has to say. This is totally important given how much they end up having to depend on one another and stop pushing each other's buttons to come up with an aligned plan.


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

    I think Marguerite Gavin has narrated all of the Hollows Series save one, which they really should redo with Marguerite Gavin's narration. Her performance for the series has been incredible, this narration is no exception to what she has done in the past. She is distinct with each character. Great cadence in her narration.


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

    I really would have loved to listed to this book in one sitting but it's a long book (thank goodness). I run while listening and my runs have never gone quicker, not that my running is any faster but listening to this latest Hollows book makes the run seem to go much faster!


    Any additional comments?

    Rachel is coming into her own in this new book, she clearly has matured and has a better sense of who she is and much more confidence than when the series began. I'm already looking forward to the next book. I read that Kim Harrison intends for the series to be complete at book 13, not sure if that's accurate. She continues to make each book fresh and exciting.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Doctor Sleep: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    Overall
    (6006)
    Performance
    (5570)
    Story
    (5588)

    Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special 12-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted fans of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.

    D says: "The sequel to the book; not the movie"
    "Thank Goodness Stephen King is writing sequels..."
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    If you could sum up Doctor Sleep in three words, what would they be?

    Grown-up Danny Torrance


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Dan Torrance has become an incredibly complex man. Layers and layers of depth built into his character though not surprising considering what he's been through since he was a very young child. He's a sad man, though if Stephen King were to write, how Dan Torrance felt about himself by the end of the book I don't think Dan would view himself as sad. He is a layered, complex man who accepts who he is and makes no excuses for himself.


    What about Will Patton’s performance did you like?

    He is able to emote with each character, whether they be young or old.


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

    It definitely was a book I could not stop listening too, in fact, I'm back listening to The Shining because of Dr. Sleep.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm really pleased that Stephen King is revisiting some of his classics, it's natural to want to know what happened to Danny Torrance at the end of The Shining. I also wanted to know what happened to Jack Sawyer at the end of The Talisman which you find out if you read "Black House" I hear Stephen King and Peter Straub might be writing a "final" book to The Talisman. Stephen King doesn't necessarily write HEAs but he does write satisfying endings to his stories. This audiobook hooked me in from the start!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Frost Burned: Mercy Thompson, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Patricia Briggs
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2051)
    Performance
    (1893)
    Story
    (1903)

    Mercy Thompson's life has undergone a seismic change. Becoming the mate of Adam Hauptman - the charismatic Alpha of the local werewolf pack - has made her a stepmother to his daughter, Jesse, a relationship that brings moments of blissful normalcy to Mercy's life. But on the edges of humanity, what passes for a minor mishap on an ordinary day can turn into so much more.... After an accident in bumper-to-bumper traffic, Mercy and Jesse can't reach Adam - or anyone else in the pack for that matter. They've all been abducted.....

    ShySusan says: "One of the best urban fantasy series"
    "AHHHH, I read it too fast!!!!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Patricia Briggs is back with Mercy, Adam, their pack, and her allies. In addition, Patricia Briggs brings a little help to Mercy's door from Charles and Anna's world. Not only do you get to see the ins and outs of friendship, pack, and a little bit of magic, you get to see into more of what makes Mercy and Adam tick, what is in their hearts and minds.


    What other book might you compare Frost Burned to and why?

    I think Frost Burned was similar to Iron Kissed from the standpoint of all of Mercy's friends, allies, etc... are engaged in this story. You are able to see where folks are at and what is happening a little bit in their lives while Mercy is once again plunging into danger to save her loved ones.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite scene is when Patricia Briggs gets inside Adam's head. You get to see how he feels about Mercy, why she is important to him, and how much she means to him. Briggs has always been good about get up close and personal in what Mercy thinks and feels about herself and those around her, this time she does the same with Adam and goes back and forth between the two of them.


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

    "Mercy, your eyes are gold, I didn't know they could change color."


    Any additional comments?

    Loralie King does a great job of narrating the story. If I had any complaints at all, it was that I zipped through this book way too fast and now how to wait before Patricia Briggs puts out her next book......sigh......

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • River Marked: Mercy Thompson, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Patricia Briggs
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2587)
    Performance
    (1814)
    Story
    (1814)

    Car mechanic Mercy Thompson has always known there was something different about her, and not just the way she can make a VW engine sit up and beg. Mercy is a shapeshifter, a talent she inherited from her long-gone father. She's never known any others of her kind. Until now.

    Yuriko says: "Love it"
    "Another great book to the Mercy series"
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    Where does River Marked rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I love the Mercy books, this was a perfect follow on to Silver Born and provides insight to Mercy's heritage. You get a look inside why Mercy has always felt like an outsider having an Indian half, a white half, and a coyote half with no one wanting to "claim her as their own" until Adam and the best thing about Adam is he loves Mercy for exactly who she is.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mercy has always been my favorite character in this series because she is tough, vulnerable, smart, and tries not to take herself too seriously. I think she's had to be tough because she's never felt like she belonged with the wolves or her mom's family. She's always been a little bit of an outsider and was also told she was an outsider. It's makes her a little thicker skinned than most. She can still be hurt by not being accepted by others and can also feel like she is never quite good enough. This could have made her bitter but she's not, she's optimistic, tends to see the good in others but is in no way a pushover.


    Which character – as performed by Lorelei King – was your favorite?

    Lorelei King has been voicing all of the Mercy books and does such an awesome job voicing each character so distinctively. I really liked how she performed Coyote, he came across whimsical, silly, and powerful.


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

    I love these books, I can't wait for the next one to release in March 2013. I find I will relisten to the series because I love the storyline and the characters so much.


    Any additional comments?

    Patricia Briggs is a wonderful writer and Lorelie King brings these characters to life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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