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Teresa

NAMPA, ID, United States | Member Since 2017

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  • Monster in My Closet

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By R. L. Naquin
    • Narrated By Rebecca Gibel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (455)
    Performance
    (417)
    Story
    (419)

    I stopped believing in monsters long ago. But I knew I wasn't imagining things when I found one in my kitchen baking muffins. I'd seen him before: lurking in my closet, scaring the crap out of my five-year-old self. Turns out that was a misunderstanding, and now Maurice needs a place to stay. How could I say no? After all, I've always been a magnet for the emotionally needy, and not just in my work as a wedding planner. Being able to sense the feelings of others can be a major pain.

    Teresa says: "Quirky with Unusual Characters."
    "Quirky with Unusual Characters."
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    Right away I knew this would be a good book. I was engaged with the silliness right from the beginning. I loved finding out what monster was coming next in the story. There are both good monsters and evil monsters, the trick is to figure out who is who. There's also a sexy guy that is all kinds of delish and I think there is promise there. Overall a fluffy story. ***spoiler*** there was a rape scene at the end that was a bit disturbing and then glossed over a little too much. I did think the heroine was a little naïve, not to check on her friends when she knew a monster was targeting them. A fast pasted audio that made the day go by super-fast. Narrator is good and I will be defiantly getting the next book in this series.

    6 of 6 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
    (486)
    Performance
    (434)
    Story
    (434)

    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.

    🇺🇸☔DARA says: "Nice Romance and Mystery"
    "A good start to the series. "
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    A typical regency book very similar to Amanda Quicks books, so of course I like it. First, we have our feisty heroine and our tough war hero, then there is a slight mystery (I did figure it out from the beginning). I like it enough that I might go ahead and get the next two eventually. I have heard the narrator several times and while at first it is a bit jarring, you do get used to it. Still not my favorite.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Aliens: The Official Movie Novelization

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Alan Dean Foster
    • Narrated By William Hope
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (386)
    Performance
    (361)
    Story
    (362)

    Returned to Earth, Ellen Ripley learns that a colony has been established on LV-426, the planet where the crew of the Nostromo found the original Alien. But contact with the colonists has been lost, so she must accompany a unit of colonial marines to discover their fate. And to destroy any Aliens found on the planet known as Acheron. This is a groundbreaking sequel by science fiction legend Alan Dean Foster, with the wonderful characters and rapid-fire action that make Aliens one of the greatest science fiction films of all time.

    Doug says: "Game Over, Man...."
    "No “asses or elbows” in this version. "
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    Not as good as the River of Pain, that had a bit of originality. This was basically the same as the movie only no cuss words, which made the story feel flat. Sadly, “get away from her, YOU” just doesn’t have the same effect. Not sure why they were omitted, because there were a few swear words spattered in there. Why would an author take this movie on to write, if they were going to omit those lines when so much of the movie was the same? I have seen the movie so much, I knew exactly when something was missing and made me want to watch it instead. Overall for a movie novelization it wasn’t terrible but I think it could have been better, I didn’t have a ton of expectation but you always hope. Narrator does a decent job.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alien: River of Pain: An Audible Original Drama

    • ORIGINAL (4 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Christopher Golden, Dirk Maggs
    • Narrated By Anna Friel, Philip Glenister, Colin Salmon, and others
    Overall
    (2670)
    Performance
    (2515)
    Story
    (2508)

    Ellen Ripley finally returns to Earth, only to discover that LV-426 — where the crew of the Nostromo first came into contact with the deadly xenomorphs — has been renamed Acheron. Protected by Colonial Marines, the colonists seek to terraform the storm-swept planet against all the odds. But in the face of brutal living conditions and the daily struggles of a new world, there is humanity and hope.

    Brian says: "Please make more of these! These are excellent!"
    "Fun dip in the world of Aliens. "
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    Let me just say that I’m a huge fan of the Alien franchise. This was fun to see what happened to the colonist before Aliens happened. I felt like I was right back in the story again. I recommend this book for all those diehard fans of the series to get this audio. I even liked the parts that had Ripley in them, it gave a good time frame. I wish it had more of what people were thinking and feeling but overall, I like the book. I was surprised how many people were in this dramatization, at first, I thought maybe some narrators were playing more than one part. That is not the case there was a whole list of them at the end. I am totally going to hope this becomes a movie.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Dark Calling: The Arcana Chronicles, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Kresley Cole
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin
    Overall
    (372)
    Performance
    (353)
    Story
    (353)

    When Evie receives life-changing - and possibly game-changing - news, she has trouble believing it. Why doesn't she feel any different? Is it possible someone she trusts might be lying? Tensions seethe inside the castle of lost time as Evie starts to doubt her own sanity. Answers can be found outside their stronghold, but will Death help her find them - or prevent her from learning the truth about her future and Jack's possible survival? A mysterious, sinister power begins to affect the Arcana in its path. Forced out into the wasteland alone, Evie must depend on unexpected allies. But as a battle with Richter looms, can her new alliance defeat the Dark Calling before hell reigns on earth?

    Amazon Customer says: "I need the next book!!!!"
    "Why does she have to choose?"
    Overall
    Performance
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    I’m not sure what direction this series is taking concerning the love interest but I think Evie should just marry both and they all live happily ever after. So hard to pick which one I want her to be with, but I will always love Jack the most. I am a bit tired of the love triangle and wish it would come to an end. The first couple hours were a bit of a struggle to get back into the story, but it does pick up and I couldn’t put it down after that. I should have relistened to the first books, it took me a bit to remember where I was in the story. I was surprised who ended up being the Hangman card. I also look forward to seeing what the minor cards are up too. Narration was excellent, I really like her accent for Jack.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Neverending Story

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Michael Ende
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    Overall
    (1137)
    Performance
    (1021)
    Story
    (1027)

    In this classic fantasy novel from author Michael Ende, small and insignificant Bastian Balthazar Bux is nobody's idea of a hero, least of all his own. Then, through the pages of an ancient, mysterious book, he discovers the enchanted world of Fantastica, and only Bastian himself can save the fairy people who live there. Shy, awkward Bastian is amazed to discover that he has become a character in the mysterious book he is reading and that he has an important mission to fulfill.

    Rain says: "Masterpiece of Fantasy"
    "This book felt neverending. "
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    I’m not sure if it was the writing of the story or the narrator but it managed to make an adventure boring. I managed to get halfway through before I was just done. Normally I like the books better than the movies, but not in this instance. I just did not have the connection to the characters in the book as I did for the movie. I know I was a kid when I watched it, but I really liked the movie way back when better. I know it is not fair to judge a book by the movie, but I probably would never have listened to this if not for the movie and the sale it was on of course. I just was not a fan of the narrator he seemed to slow the storyline down even more than the author managed too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mean Streak

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Sandra Brown
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7776)
    Performance
    (7058)
    Story
    (7048)

    Dr. Emory Charbonneau, a pediatrician and marathon runner, disappears on a mountain road in North Carolina. By the time her husband Jeff, miffed over a recent argument, reports her missing, the trail has grown cold. Literally. Fog and ice encapsulate the mountainous wilderness and paralyze the search for her. While police suspect Jeff of "instant divorce," Emory, suffering from an unexplained head injury, regains consciousness and finds herself the captive of a man whose violent past is so dark that he won't even tell her his name.

    Michelle Harder says: "Meh - Only Ok if You Like Cheese"
    "Good, but has some holes. "
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    As typical of Sandra Brown this is a mix of mystery and romance. If you are a hard-core mystery lover you may not like it. I enjoyed this book, even though I guessed the outcome. There were a few spots in this book that reminded me of the book Envy by Sandra Brown, but since that was my favorite book by her I was cool with it. I just wasn’t sure why the hero acted the way he did for so long. I don’t want to give spoilers but it was a bit annoying towards the end. Enough was enough. The outcome/reasoning was a bit unbelievable but I wasn’t in this for the mystery as previously stated. If you are a Sandra Brown fan then this is a must read. Narrator did an excellent job and I would be happy to listen to him again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14857)
    Performance
    (13917)
    Story
    (13919)

    Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. Life couldn’t be better…until Andrew begins to pick up on the facts that (1) every Away Mission involves some kind of lethal confrontation with alien forces; (2) the ship’s captain, its chief science officer, and the handsome Lieutenant Kerensky always survive these confrontations; and (3) at least one low-ranked crew member is, sadly, always killed.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "The real Star Trek"
    "Watch out for the Ice Sharks. "
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    One of my favorite parts to the movie Galaxy Quest is when the unnamed guy freaks out after he gets trapped on the ship because he knows he is going to die. With this being a spoof of Star Trek, he was likely to die. Well this book is from the unnamed guy point of view. It has an unusual twist towards the end, but I like the story and the characters were engaging. They could have been a bit more expounded upon, but then that too was part of the story. I always enjoy Wil Wheaton as a narrator and hope he does more in the future. The book is just over 5 hours with some kind of weird ranting from the author afterwards, which made me only give it 4 stars. I only listened to part of that before shutting it off.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Light Who Shines: Bluebell Kildare Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Lilo Abernathy
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Klett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (414)
    Performance
    (391)
    Story
    (387)

    When Supernatural Investigation Bureau agent Bluebell Kildare (a.k.a. Blue) arrives at the scene of the crime, it's obvious the grotesquely damaged body of the deceased teenage boy was caused by far more than a simple hit and run; and she vows to catch the killer. Using her innate sixth sense, Blue uncovers a powerful magical artifact nearby. She soon discovers it acts as a key to an ancient Grimoire that was instrumental in the creation of the Vampire breed and still holds the power to unravel the boundaries between Earth and the Plane of Fire.

    Emmi Kivimäki says: "Absolutely love this book!"
    "Mixed feeling, overall okay. "
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    This was a fairly good book, but I found that my attention wandered some at first. Whether this was because of the narrator, the story, or me just having other things on my mind the story took me a bit to get into it. Also, the writing is a bit on the cheesy side, but it does get better the longer you listen. I do like the twist this author takes on how vampires are created. Although if holy water kills the night crawlers and vamps instantly, why then doesn’t everybody have some on them. I would be buying stock in water soakers and trekking to the closest church for a fill up. I also like the author’s version of a werewolf. I was not overly fond of the narrator, too much emphasis on her s’s and a bit on the monotoned side. The story does improve and I noticed the narrator less once I got interested in the story. Overall, I like the story, but not enough to buy the next one without a sale.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • How to Date Your Dragon

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi, Jonathan Davis
    Overall
    (2984)
    Performance
    (2785)
    Story
    (2782)

    Concerned that technology is about to chase mythological creatures out into the open (how long can Sasquatch stay hidden from Google maps?), the League for Interspecies Cooperation is sending Jillian to Louisiana on a fact-finding mission. While the League hopes to hold on to secrecy for a little bit longer, they're preparing for the worst in terms of human reactions. They need a plan, so they look to Mystic Bayou, a tiny town hidden in the swamp where humans and supernatural residents have been living in harmony for generations.

    Kristi says: "As someone from Louisiana..."
    "An amusing little romp. "
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    Not quite a laugh out loud story, but amusing none the less. A typical Molly Harper story and if you’re a fan it is a must read. I look forward to more from this series. I can picture now who will be the next couple. The only down part was the last 2 hours of the book. It was at warp speed. Once the main characters got together, and I’m still scratching my head as to why, it was full steam ahead. I felt this part could have way more opportunity to have some fun. But it is what it is and I still enjoyed it. The bad guy was a bit predictable who it was, but since I don’t ready Molly Harper for her mystery writing skills, that was okay. Of course, Amanda Ronconi is excellent I’m happy to listen to her. The male narrator did a good job too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Most Daring Sea Rescue

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Michael J. Tougias, Casey Sherman
    • Narrated By Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1587)
    Performance
    (1448)
    Story
    (1451)

    In the winter of 1952, New England was battered by the most brutal nor’easter in years. As the weather wreaked havoc on land, the freezing Atlantic became a wind-whipped zone of peril, setting the stage for one of the most heroic rescue stories ever lived. On February 18, while the storm raged, two oil tankers, the Pendleton and the Fort Mercer, were in the same horrifying predicament. Built with “dirty steel,” and not prepared to withstand such ferocious seas, both tankers split in two, leaving the dozens of men on board utterly at the Atlantic’s mercy.

    mtkto says: "Everyone should read this."
    "Just stick to one story, please. "
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    This book was good, but it could have been better. The story itself is incredible and amazing how these men survived in horrible circumstances. The book was part journalistic fashion, part story telling. Also, this book was not just about what happened that day, but would go back and tell past disaster stories the Coast Guard was involved in. This sometimes would confuse me as to what was happening, there were too many names thrown about because of this. My confusion may have also been because the narrator while not bad did read it like a text book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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