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Shani

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  • 16 reviews
  • 47 ratings
  • 1 titles in library
  • 86 purchased in 2014
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  • The Marriage Bargain: Marriage to a Billionaire, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Jennifer Probst
    • Narrated By Coleen Marlo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1427)
    Performance
    (1271)
    Story
    (1277)

    To save her family home, impulsive bookstore owner Alexa Maria McKenzie casts a love spell. But she never planned on conjuring up her best friend's older brother - the powerful man who once shattered her heart.

    Billionaire Nicholas Ryan doesn't believe in marriage, but in order to inherit his father's corporation, he needs a wife and needs one fast. When he discovers his sister's childhood friend is in dire financial straits, he offers Alexa a bold proposition....

    SandyH says: "Funny, heartbreaking"
    "Horridly Wimpy Woman"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I can't stand a girl with little to no fight in her. She just gives in and takes a lot of BS. The male character is very one dimensional. The author is witty, but that can't save a poor and hackneyed story line.


    Has The Marriage Bargain turned you off from other books in this genre?

    yes


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Coleen Marlo?

    she was good


    Any additional comments?

    Don't waste your credit

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Compromised

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Kate Noble
    • Narrated By Rosalind Ashford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (32)

    Miss Gail Alton was not having a good day. Or a good year. First, she's strong-armed into attending the Season as a foil to her beautiful sister,Evangeline. Then, while riding her mare in the park, she gets toppled by a stuffy, self-important, too-handsome-by-half "gentleman" who has the audacity to blame her for their fall into the chilly lake! Little does Gail know that the very same man will soon be found in a compromising position with her sister....

    Lady M says: "Cute Story - GREAT Narrator!"
    "Kinda weird"
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    What disappointed you about Compromised?

    I wouldn't want to make out with a dude who made out with my sister...


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    This book just made me frustrated


    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Wild One: The De Montforte Brothers

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Danelle Harmon
    • Narrated By David Stifel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (30)

    England, 1776: Lord Gareth de Montforte is known as an irresponsible rake with a heart of gold. When he takes a bullet for boldly thwarting a stagecoach robbery, he is stunned to discover that the beautiful young woman he has heroically rescued, Juliet Paige, is his deceased brother's American fiancée, accompanied by her infant daughter.

    Kindle Customer says: "The Wild One First Book of a great Series"
    "stupid story"
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    What would have made The Wild One better?

    a real plot line and a hero you could love


    Has The Wild One turned you off from other books in this genre?

    in this series YES!


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Wild One?

    It needs a full rewrite


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Unwanted Wife: An Unwanted Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Natasha Anders
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (111)
    Performance
    (104)
    Story
    (100)

    No one had ever looked at her and seen perfection - until now. Delicate, titian-haired Theresa Noble has met her father’s associates in the past, but the gorgeous, Italian-born Sandro De Lucci leaves her speechless. Eighteen months into their marriage, however, Sandro has turned to ice. Desperate to escape a relationship that has proven to be as stubbornly passionate as it is cold and hateful, Theresa summons up the courage to ask for a divorce. But before he’ll grant her request, Sandro demands something from Theresa: a son.

    Candateshia Pafford says: "What a surprise!"
    "DIFFERENT STORY 3.5 stars"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No, it was definitely different, not the same old story, but not good either.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Justine Eyre?

    no one


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

    no


    Any additional comments?

    very HOT I give it 5 out of 5 chillies for steaminess

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wicked Designs: League of Rogues, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Lauren Smith
    • Narrated By Heather Wilds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (51)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (47)

    For too long Miss Emily Parr has been subject to the whims of her indebted uncle and the lecherous advances of his repulsive business partner. Her plan to be done with dominating men forever is simple: find herself a kind husband who will leave her to her books.It seems an easy enough plan, until she is unexpectedly abducted by an incorrigible duke who hides a wounded spirit behind flashing green eyes.

    Yvette says: "Interesting Premise for a Story & Nice Romance"
    "Can't stand stupid heroine"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    the girl gives in way too quickly to men who kidnapped her!


    Has Wicked Designs turned you off from other books in this genre?

    no


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    some fight for goodness sake.


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Breeding and Milking the Virgin Girl: Impregnated by the Guy Next Door (Let's Make a New Family)

    • UNABRIDGED (34 mins)
    • By Terra Williams
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Meadows
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Breeding and Milking the Virgin Girl: Impregnated by the Guy Next Door, tells the story of an 18 year old virgin girl, who lives next door to a guy who deflowers her. While she, initially, enjoys losing her virginity to him, he unexpectedly knocks her up and he has to leave town. She, subsequently, meets a new man who then takes advantage of her being abandoned and lonely and proceeds to harvest milk from her swollen breasts. She is eager to feed and please whatever man will pay attention to her.

    Shani says: "Yikes"
    "Yikes"
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    Would you try another book from Terra Williams and/or Elizabeth Meadows?

    Terra, yes- the narrator, no


    Has Breeding and Milking the Virgin Girl turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    How could the performance have been better?

    The narrator is horrendous, she puts the pauses and inflections in all the wrong places. I have listened to her 3 times to give her a shot, but I won't spend any more money on this narrator. It sounds like she needs to drink so water.


    Any additional comments?

    It is what it is. A quickie, straight forward with no pretense.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Ever After: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2771)
    Performance
    (2527)
    Story
    (2533)

    Number-one New York Times best-selling author Charlaine Harris has won numerous awards for her Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire series, which has been adapted into the hit HBO show True Blood. In this 13th and final book, a murder rocks the town of Bon Temps and Sookie is arrested for the crime. After making bail, she sets out to clear her name - but her investigation only leads to more deaths.

    k says: "Bitter ending? Cleanse your palate."
    "THE ONLY THING GOOD WAS THE NARRATOR"
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    What disappointed you about Dead Ever After?

    Everyone who you thought was gone or dead tried to come back and kill Sookie. It was dumb and contrived. Stupid ending !!!
    My 12 year old niece could write a better book. I want my money back. What a crap end to the series, If you can't write something good, It is better to write nothing at all.


    What was most disappointing about Charlaine Harris’s story?

    The romance side of it sucked as well


    Which character – as performed by Johanna Parker – was your favorite?

    Sookie


    What character would you cut from Dead Ever After?

    most of them, I would introduce a bit of new blood


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie: Highland Pleasures, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Jennifer Ashley
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1466)
    Performance
    (1333)
    Story
    (1335)

    It was whispered all through London society that he was a murderer, that he'd spent his youth in an asylum and was not to be trusted - especially with a lady. Any woman caught in his presence was immediately ruined. Yet Beth found herself inexorably drawn to the Scottish lord whose hint of a brogue wrapped around her like silk and whose touch could draw her into a world of ecstasy.

    Lupdilup says: "FANTASTIC BOOK, NICELLY PERFORMED."
    "Truly Original"
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    Would you listen to The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie again? Why?

    Yes I would. As someone who has read thousands of romance novels for over 15 years I have never heard this story. It is a breath of fresh air.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The personality of the earl


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

    No, but I will.


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    It was truly original, It was a bit redundant at times, but the story was so well done I didn't care.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs: Jane Jameson, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5408)
    Performance
    (4130)
    Story
    (4145)

    Maybe it was the Shenanigans gift certificate that put her over the edge. When children's librarian and self-professed nice girl Jane Jameson is fired by her beastly boss and handed $25 in potato skins instead of a severance check, she goes on a bender that's sure to become Half Moon Hollow legend. On her way home, she's mistaken for a deer, shot, and left for dead.

    Denise says: "What a HOOT!!!!!!!"
    "funny"
    Overall
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    Would you listen to Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs again? Why?

    yes it is fun and funny and different I have read over a thousand romance books. this is less hackneyed


    What about Amanda Ronconi’s performance did you like?

    yes


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

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    laugh out loud

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Gabriel's Inferno

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Sylvain Reynard
    • Narrated By John Morgan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1110)
    Performance
    (995)
    Story
    (1014)

    Enigmatic and sexy, Professor Gabriel Emerson is a well-respected Dante specialist by day, but by night he devotes himself to an uninhibited life of pleasure. He uses his notorious good looks and sophisticated charm to gratify his every whim, but is secretly tortured by his dark past and consumed by the profound belief that he is beyond all hope of redemption. When the sweet and innocent Julia Mitchell enrolls as his graduate student, his attraction and mysterious connection to her not only jeopardizes his career, but sends him on a journey in which his past and his present collide.

    Lulu says: "Souls Too Tortured for My Taste"
    "Different"
    Overall
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    What made the experience of listening to Gabriel's Inferno the most enjoyable?

    the Narrator and the cat and mouse feeling


    What other book might you compare Gabriel's Inferno to and why?

    can't think of one


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the fight between the ex and gabriel


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

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    John Morgan's voice is sooooooooo sexy and deep

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Primal Law: Alpha Pack Series #1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By J. D. Tyler
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (941)
    Performance
    (849)
    Story
    (853)

    After a massacre decimates half his team and leaves him crippled, Jaxon Law must relearn how to fight-and battle the anger and guilt threatening to overwhelm him. But when he rescues a beautiful woman who awakens his primal instincts, Jax is unprepared for the dangers that lie ahead.On the run from her employer, brilliant lab assistant Kira Locke has evidence that leads the Alpha Pack on a hunt for someone targeting human civilians with Psy abilities.

    CAROLYN says: "WOW!! REALLY GREAT START TO A FANTASTIC NEW SERIES"
    "meh"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    its a good pass time, but not spectacular. i wouldn't buy it again.


    Has Primal Law turned you off from other books in this genre?

    no


    What didn’t you like about Kirsten Potter’s performance?

    it was good


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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