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Angela

I have been happily married for 17 years, I have 3 children (12, 14, & 16), and 2 dogs. I am currently working on a 2nd degree. Life is chaotic and stressful, but I wouldn't change it. I am blessed and enjoying my life.

Riverdale, GA | Member Since 2009

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  • Shadow's Claim: Immortals After Dark: The Dacians, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Kresley Cole
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (876)
    Performance
    (817)
    Story
    (821)

    Shadow's Claim features Prince Trehan Daciano, a ruthless master assassin who will use every lethal skill he possesses to defend his imperiled kingdom - as well as his newfound princess. When an ancient secret threatens to destroy them all, can Dacia's notorious prince of shadows keep his Bride alive against all odds?

    Katheryne says: "Paranormal Romance at it's finest! KC is the best"
    "Great performance"
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    Fantastic Narrator and great performance. However, the heroine was so weak she became annoying. She whined throughout the entire book. She could not think for herself and every other character manipulated her. She wrung her hands and continuously cried, "OMG what should I do." I ended up wanting to give her a good shake to say "grow up." It could be that I haven't listened to a romance in a while, but I will say the voices where distinct and the book kept you very involved. I just wished the heroine would have been a little more adult. I have at least 2 more hours to go, hopefully it will get better.

    14 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Magic Breaks: Kate Daniels, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Ilona Andrews
    • Narrated By Renée Raudman
    Overall
    (531)
    Performance
    (505)
    Story
    (506)

    No matter how much the paranormal politics of Atlanta change, one thing always remains the same: If there' s trouble, Kate Daniels will be in the middle of it. As the mate of the Beast Lord, Curran, former mercenary Kate Daniels has more responsibilities than it seems possible to juggle. Not only is she still struggling to keep her investigative business afloat, she must now deal with the affairs of the pack, including preparing her people for attack from Roland, a cruel ancient being with god-like powers.

    RabidReads says: "Characters die, power shifts, a new path is forged"
    "I LOVED IT!!!"
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    This is a great addition to the collection. I was scared for a moment about half way through the book because I thought that this was the end. But take a deep breath, stay calm, hope is alive! lol We have more additions coming up :). Or at least it’s not the end. There is no need to go into details (mainly because everyone else has already done that) this is just a wonderful story and I look forward to each and every addition. I love Kate and I love Curran. I spend all year wishing for the months to past, waiting for the new book to come out, listen to it in one to two settings and then (sigh!) starting the wait back over again. It is a fantastic world that I love visiting.

    Thank you llona Andrews for sharing your world with us.
    Renee Raudman thank you for making that world come alive.
    The combination of IA's writing and RR's narrating is a magical experience!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Forgotten Sins: The Sin Brothers, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Rebecca Zanetti
    • Narrated By Karen White
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (80)
    Performance
    (76)
    Story
    (77)

    From the moment Josie laid eyes on sexy, mysterious Shane Dean, she was in love. Their desire ignited a passionate affair, and within weeks, Shane had slipped a ring on her finger. It seemed her every fantasy was coming true...until her new husband disappeared without a trace. Now, two years and one broken heart later, Josie is shocked when the hospital calls: Shane has been found...at a crime scene with no memory of how he got there.

    Lia says: "One Sexy Audiobook"
    "Great Beginning! Anticipating the second one."
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    I liked the characters. The heroine was strong without being a She-ra. Don't you hate whiny heroines? She was smart and likeable. The hero was strong without being cold and uncaring. You really emphasized with the hero's childhood. This series reminds me of Christine Feehan's GhostWalker series. The series has action and an intriguing plot. Kept my interest enough that I looked for the second in the series. (Not on Audible yet :( ) I am putting the book in my wish list so that I can remember to check for the second book.

    Rebecca Zanetti was nice enough to include an excerpt from the second book in this one.

    I also liked the voices. Karen White did an excellent job!

    This one was worth my credit :)

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Lilith Enraptured: Divinity Warriors, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Michelle M. Pillow
    • Narrated By Rebecca Cook
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (58)
    Performance
    (55)
    Story
    (55)

    Sorin of Firewall lives in a land forever at war. In fact, the Starian men are so busy fighting, their marriage ceremony has been reduced to a 'will of the gods' event where they simply pick a woman out of a lineup and claim her as a wife. With women becoming scarce, it's necessary to trade the offworld Divinity Corporation for brides. Duty-bound to attend the ceremony, he has no intention of picking a bride, let alone one from another dimension. That is, until he sees Lilith, the bewitching woman sent by the gods to reward - or punish? - him...

    Angela says: "Could have been better"
    "Could have been better"
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    First, I like an erotic story just like the next lady, but I like strong heroines. I wouldn't be so irritated with this book, if I didn't think it had good potential. The heroine is extremely weak. Let me preface this with the fact that I am on chapter 13 out of 19, so there is a chance that the woman will grow a freakin’ backbone. If I hear one more time, "I don't belong here" I am going to scream.
    Okay Lilith's job is an analyst who jumps dimensions. So after being kidnapped and taken to another dimension she is not paralyzed with fear. I thought this was a great start. But I quickly grew bored with all the inner whining. Like, “Oh he won’t spend the night with me, but she didn’t have the balls to tell him she wanted him to stay.” I guess my problem is either get angry and decided to leave or freakin’ fall in love and decided to stay. One of the things that I found curious is the author made the point to emphasis that she has been trained to observe people and worlds, but she remains so misunderstood, because she can’t open her damned mouth and tell him how she feels. If the woman was stronger I think I would have really enjoyed this book. As it is I probably would have booted her a%$ back to her dimension.
    Again, there is a chance that the book will get better. I am more than half way through and I want to punch her. What is bad about me giving a review before finishing the book is that if it gets better and makes it worthwhile, then I have not given it a chance. I wish Audible allowed me to give updates. But I am so irritated that I couldn’t help myself!!!
    Although I will say that Rebecca Cook is a good Narrator.


    I will make sure I read the next erotic book on Amazon for less than 2.00 or 3.00 then I won’t feel bad if I skip parts because they bore me. Listening to this one was not worth my credit.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Motorcycle Man: Dream Man, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Kristen Ashley
    • Narrated By Kate Russell
    Overall
    (667)
    Performance
    (634)
    Story
    (630)

    Tyra Masters has had enough drama to last a lifetime. Now, she's back on track and looking forward to her new, quiet life. Until she meets the man of her dreams. The tattooed, muscled biker plies her with tequila-and the best sex of her life. She knows it isn't the tequila and hot sex talking. He's the kind of man she's always wanted. Unfortunately, he's also her new boss…

    Jordy says: "Holy Mother of Delicious Hotness!!!"
    "IN LOVE!!!! Totally in LOVE!!!"
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    K.A and K.R are the most awesome dynamic duo!! This team creates the most wonderful, unexpectedly awesome world. Between the unusual love affair and the kick-ass narration, each one of these books makes me giddy to visit! My cheeks are aching from grinning. As I stated before, I want to be in this posse!!! lol Thanks for letting me visit with ya'll. These books are so good I walked an extra mile today just so I could have more uninterrupted time to listen :) Kristen Ashley if you keep writing these books, girl I might be high school skinny again!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Heart of Danger: A Ghost Ops Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Lisa Marie Rice
    • Narrated By Seraphine Valentine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (104)
    Performance
    (97)
    Story
    (97)

    Dr. Catherine Young is on a mission to find a man who has vanished into thin air. Walking into a high-tech hideaway bearing an essential message to Tom "Mac" McEnroe, Team Leader of the betrayed Ghost Ops force, is the most dangerous thing she has ever done. The soldier she encounters is frightening and suspicious, but her senses reveal the man underneath: tough, honorable, and so breathtakingly masculine Catherine feels weak in his presence.... But to surrender to Mac's passionate desires would put her life in dire jeopardy.

    Lia says: "I was captivated from the very beginning"
    "Disappointed.....I wanted to like it."
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    I liked the plot and this book really could have been exciting. 1. I did not like all of the inner monologue. At least 40 percent of the book was the main characters talking to themselves and not to each other. It seemed as if they went over and over the same thing, which made the book boring to me. 2. I can't believe that there were whole areas where the author went on and on about the food, in detail, long boring details about how good the juice was and how wonderful the tastes were. Really?! 3. The book goes on and on about how overwhelmed she is by the emotions around her and her gift/curse.
    Okay so the heroine has a gift that allows her to touch people and know what they are feeling. So she has a patient, Patient # 9, that has been betrayed and maybe chemically suppressed and he has become her test subject for dementia. And through touching him, she realizes that he should not be a patient and he has been kidnapped and betrayed and in her lab against his will. So he somehow conveys that she needs to find his team. So she goes on a trip to find the team. All of this is good except that it took too freakin LONG to get to the point. All of this was convey in chapter 1 - 10 just to get to this point. The book is ONLY 15 chapters! You could have really cut out 5 chapters of inner dialogue and still have gotten to this point! So again, I liked the plot and if I had been reading this, I would have skipped all that junk, but when you are listening, if you fast forward, you may really miss something. It makes me really impatient and irritated because I really want to FF past all of the flowery inner dialogue. So it takes until chapter 10 before she finally explains to the hero how she was able to find him and what her gift was.
    The only suspense I felt was, when she would get to the freakin point. Because it took so long for her to explain about her gift to the hero, that I didn't even care to hear about it by the time she got there. So when I downloaded this I downloaded book 1 and 2, at this point, I have returned book 2 and I am going to make myself finish this freakin book! Hopefully, now that she has gotten to the point maybe the book will pick up.

    So no so far I don't like it. It was not worth my credit. And I totally see that I am in the minority, lol, and that is okay with me. Again, remember this is just my opinion.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Murder of Crows: A Novel of the Others, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Anne Bishop
    • Narrated By Alexandra Harris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (709)
    Performance
    (644)
    Story
    (647)

    After winning the trust of the terra indigene residing in the Lakeside Courtyard, Meg Corbyn has had trouble figuring out what it means to live among them. As a human, Meg should be barely tolerated prey, but her abilities as a cassandra sangue make her something more.

    RabidReads says: "Without equal"
    "Fantastic Follow up!"
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    AB knocked it out the park again. Great follow up. I am still in love with all the interesting characters and we have a few more that get introduced in this book. No matter what, you do not have to worry about cookie cutter characters here. I was totally submerged in the plot. I really like how AB builds up the bad guys and you get immense satisfaction when they get what’s coming to them. I agree with the reader who said that Meg was not your typical SF heroine, but I guess Simon is bad*#%ed enough for both of them. We get a hint of romance for Meg, but it is not full blown yet. I can't wait for the third book, because I defiantly want to see how the romance develops.
    As always Anne Bishop’s books are worth your time and your credits!

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Dirty Magic

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Jaye Wells
    • Narrated By Morgan Hallett
    Overall
    (121)
    Performance
    (102)
    Story
    (106)

    The last thing patrol cop Kate Prospero expected to find on her nightly rounds was a werewolf covered in the blood of his latest victim. But then, she also didn't expect that shooting him would land her in the crosshairs of a Magic Enforcement Agency task force, who wants to know why she killed their lead snitch. The more Prospero learns about the dangerous new potion the MEA is investigating, the more she's convinced that earning a spot on their task force is the career break she's been wanting. But getting the assignment proves much easier than solving the case.

    Angela says: "Great Beginning!"
    "Great Beginning!"
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    Magic, hot men and an awesome kick a$# heroine! What's not to love? Jaye Wells set us up for a great new series. This book had an intricate plot with good world building. I am not too sure who is going to be the hero to the heroine. I think it is going to be interesting to see who is going to take the starring role. So no overt romance in the first book, it’s like the anticipation before you get on the roller coaster. In this first book we get a glimpse of past interest highlighted with one man (past lover) and possible future interest with the other (new partner). There is a full cast of secondary characters that are being fleshed out. I am looking forward to the second book. It will definitely be on my wish list :)

    Worth my credit :)

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Wild Man

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Kristen Ashley
    • Narrated By Kate Russell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (577)
    Performance
    (540)
    Story
    (538)

    While filling the display case in her bakery, the bell over the door sounds and Tessa O'Hara looks up to see the man of her dreams. Within thirty seconds he asks her out for a beer. But after four months of dating, she discovers he's an undercover DEA agent-and he's investigating her possible role in her ex-husband's drug business. For Tess, this means their relationship is over.

    Katheryne says: "The Dream Man Series is Irresistible"
    "Wow Hot!!!!!"
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    Okay the book is Fantastic!!! All that and a bag of chips! Yes, this is wonderful book. Wonderful love affair. Wonderful relationship. Again......my house didn't get clean and the dinner didn't get cooked. And No I didn't care! But can I just say Elvira is a freakin' HOOT!!! Totally loved this chick in the first book and loved her again in this book. :) And no I am not finished with this book yet ....... but I have the biggest grin on my face just because it is just that kind of feel good book. It took me forever to get to this second book. But I can't wait to listen to the 3rd one.

    KA and KR, ya'll are a totally awesome combination! Wow Slims voice and words just made me melt.

    It was worth my credit and I think it will be worth yours too!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Undead Pool: The Hollows, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Kim Harrison
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1701)
    Performance
    (1571)
    Story
    (1578)

    Witch and day-walking demon Rachel Morgan knows magic - earth, ley line, even the forbidden demon magic - and that knowledge has saved her life more than once. But now something - or someone - is attacking Cincinnati and the Hollows, causing spells to backfire or go horribly wrong while living vampires attack humans and Inderlanders alike. The pressures build when the city is quarantined to contain the unreliable magic, and Rachel must stop the attacks before the undead vampire masters who keep the rest of the undead under control are lost and it becomes all-out supernatural war.

    Angela says: "Unbelievably Satisfying!"
    "Unbelievably Satisfying!"
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    I waited a long time for this (it seemed like forever!) and Ms. Harrison delivered as always :) I totally enjoyed the book. I always like the idea of Rachel and Trent being together, even way back when he put her in the rat's cage! (I think it was a rat, hamster..or rodent of some kind...humm may have to start back over and listen to it again :)) I was really pulling for Ivy....never felt good about Rachel and Ivy hooking up, lol but it was tempting :) Who I was excited about was Nute (sp?) I liked her/his role in the story a lot better than past ones. It seemed like everyone was content or happy except for Al, poor demon. And for all the action junkies, yes we had shoot-um up, blow-um up and knock-um down action. Oh, and I LOVED the mystics! Just imagine what trouble Rachel could get into with new powers from the mystics? ( hint, hint, and a wink) This addition to the series was a good as gorging on chocolate and almonds and finding out you lost 5 pounds because of it!

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Black Arts: Jane Yellowrock, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Faith Hunter
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (973)
    Performance
    (897)
    Story
    (895)

    When Evan Trueblood blows into town looking for his wife, Molly, he’s convinced that she came to see her best friend, Jane. But it seems like the witch made it to New Orleans and then disappeared without a trace. Jane is ready to do whatever it takes to find her friend. Her desperate search leads her deep into a web of black magic and betrayal and into the dark history between vampires and witches. But the closer she draws to Molly, the closer she draws to a new enemy - one who is stranger and more powerful than any she has ever faced.

    Maureen says: "Another great book. Go Faith!"
    "WELL WORTH THE WAIT!!!"
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    The only bad thing about this book is that it ended!!!! Whine, whine, whine. I now have to wait another year, really?! Action packed, drama filled, we are strong women hear us roar, all through the book! Loved it :) The action scenes just kill me....the detail and the wonderful narrator just make them come to life. I am so glad to see that one part of Jane's life gets resolved and she gets a little peace. Her love life, on the other hand, is going to take some work. (No, I am not going to spoil the surprise) The only thing I will say is that a sharp knife and the cutting off of some dangling parts would work wonders! I had a wonderful adventure with Jane Yellowrock and I can't wait to get to the next one.

    Kristine Hvam, you ROCK!!! Loved your voices and your accents. Going to look for all the books that you narrate now.

    Thanks for the wonderfully wild ride FH and KH :)

    lol And YESSSSSSS its worth a credit and much more!

    14 of 14 people found this review helpful

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