I liked that it was a good old fashioned bodice ripper, just like the title suggests. What I didn't like was the performance. All the mispronounced words, the inconsistency of pronunciation and the fact that I couldn't tell one character from the other. Some of the characters spoke in dialect, and those particularly sounded uninspired and passionless. Really, if it's going to take place in olden days of England then use an accent, or hire one.
I liked Jack a lot. She's spunky, but oh so human.
Wow, I was really hoping for better. This book is so dark, and the overall theme of too little too late prevails. A rocker romance with the worlds boring-est rock band. Again I find myself listening to simplistic problems, with obvious solutions, dragged through a teen aged girls diary. More dumb choices by the characters, and antagonists with no substance. Really, that's all you had to do to beat them? Why didn't you think of that 14 chapters ago? This book is so pouffy I'm not surprised that the ending was a cliché.
This book seemed very juvenile. I've read a lot of mixed reviews about it and decided to listen for myself. If the sex scenes were toned down it would be perfect for the YA crowd. The torturous angst-y depiction of the romance just made me cringe. The relationship pitfalls were so simplistic I lost all respect for the characters, feeling like they made dumb choices. The use of language made the characters sound much younger than their supposed 20-something ages. The story moved me enough to care about the characters and the cliffhanger ending sucked me into the next book hoping for more, fingers crossed. Really, though I didn't get a lot of "Rocker" feeling for this book.
Can't fault Veronica Meunch's narration, she delivered good discernibly different voices for the characters.
I have to say it was OK, but definitely not great.
I absolutely adored the story of Anne and Mal. Mal is funny and sexy and Anne is the perfect romantic heroine; needing a rescue, but strong enough to rescue him.
Mal is such a great character, I really recognized people I know in him. I'd have to say if I knew him in real life I would find him tiring, and that is exactly what makes Anne so wonderful. The way she found to accept and love him was amazing. It was beautiful to listen to the story and observe their romance blossom and grow.
The whole Stage Dive series to date has been a great listen, I'm totally waiting for the next two.
Andi Arndt does a great job bringing the characters to life, and giving them vibrancy and personality beyond the written word.
This book is light and amusing and something that can be listened to again and again. Totally worth a credit!
This book had everything: an engaging romance, a misconceived deception, a thrilling adventure and plenty of sizzling hot sex! I could not put this one down, I was intrigued by the story right from the sample listen from the previous book. Well done, Ms Dohner, encore! encore!
The development of Mia kind of worked for me, but Korum felt very one dimentional, and the love scenes were dull.There were some interesting tangential story lines in this one but I think the affair is over, it seemed like the author lost interest in the story and it felt kind of flat. "Close Remembrance" is closer to forgettable.
I did not like the narrator. His voice and accent made me thing the character was a very old man, far past the age of chasing dames and solving crimes. This ruined the story for me.
This novel is in my top 5 favorites. It has all of my favorite elements, sass, suspense, surprises and salubriously sinful sex!
I would compare it to Molly Parker's "Nice Girls Don't" series of novels. There are some compelling parallels, with the main characters both being supernatural beings, surrounded by human family, fighting for right, and finding alluring men.
Lorelei King does an excellent job vocalizing each of the characters. She imbues each one with life and character to fill out the written personality.
She knows the pathway to Heaven, he knows the pathway out of Hell. Can they find a pathway to each other?
I listened to this story a couple of times so that I was sure I didn't miss any of the nuances.This is a very interesting story that keeps me asking questions. I can't wait until all of the loose ends come to a conclusion. ..but then I will long for more. I really love this character.
It was funny, romantic, mysterious and encourages a righteous wariness of librarians with fuzzy brows, and self interested motives. This makes a sweeping run at all quadrants of my literary palate.
Jane. she is so relatable, even though she becomes a mythical creature. You know there are some days in your life, when looked at from a different angle, totally resemble being shot, bitten by a hot vampire, turned into a vampire, haunted by your favorite aunt, knowing sibling rivalry continues after death and all of it is subjected to nosy personal questions by your mother.
When Jane was reunited with aunt Jetty it was creepy and comforting all at the same time.
I love how passionate Jane is about her dog.
Snark is an art. This series is really wonderful and so funny. Molly Harper has created a realistic world and Amanda Ronconi's delivery turns it into a place where a person can get lost for hours at a time.
I loved the premise of the story. The alternate world, the interesting ways people live in the story, all imaginative and interesting.
I loved Bronson Pinchot's little southern girl. I found her believable, he totally made her come to life. Every time I heard him voice her character it made me smile.
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