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Daphne

North Bay, ON, Canada

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  • Walking Wounded

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Lee Rowan
    • Narrated By Jim Bowie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (34)

    John Hanson joined the military because he wanted to serve his country. Lacking a home and family of his own, the idealistic young man longed to be a part of something bigger than himself. He didn’t expect to find love in officer’s training - so when an assignment took him away from Kevin Kendrick, the love of his life, he sacrificed personal happiness and did his duty. Kevin has made his own sacrifices. Career came first and the impressionable Army brat, tired of living in his father’s shadow, pledged his loyalty to his country and followed his ambition.

    jo says: "spy novel meets "better homes and gardens""
    "Disapointing"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Lee Rowan and/or Jim Bowie?

    I may try another book by Lee Rowan, but definately not Jim Bowie. There is no dicernable difference between the characters voices which makes following the story extremely difficult.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    I couldn't make it through the whole book, so I can't really say.


    What didn’t you like about Jim Bowie’s performance?

    One couldn't tell the difference between characters in his performance, which made it virtually impossible to follow the story.


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

    Anger. It seems as though the gay love stories on this site are slapped together on very low budget compared to the quality books audible normally offers. It is a shame the same care and quality don't go into this genre.


    0 of 0 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
    (5103)
    Performance
    (3854)
    Story
    (3869)

    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!!!!!!!"
    "WARNING..."
    Overall

    Do not listen to this series in public as you run the risk of strange looks, and people quickly retreating from you when you seemingly laugh out loud at nothing!

    The perfect combination of writer acuity and an amazing narrator make this series a pleasure to read, (listen to?? what IS the correct word when listing to audio books lol).

    The characters are well defined and likable, even the ones we don't WANT to like have some quality that makes us want to hear more about them...

    I would highly recommend all three books in this series and I sincerely hope we'll see more at some future date.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (781)
    Performance
    (410)
    Story
    (409)

    It is 1758, and the flames of the Seven Years' War are burning hotter than ever. The rigors and dangers of battle are actually a welcome respite for Lord John and his brother Hal, who feel the constant strain of their family's troubled history. Blending war, family secrets, and forbidden love, Gabaldon crafts a suspenseful novel that loyal fans and newcomers alike with find irresistible.

    Dina says: "A Vital Link"
    "Love the book, narrator not so much.."
    Overall

    I love the Lord John series and enjoyed this one even more than the first. That being said the quality of this narrator is no where near that of the narrator of the Outlander series. As I'm used to hearing the characters "voices" as done by her it is somewhat jarring to hear them come out completely different by Jeff Woodman. It is a shame they could not use the same narrator for both series.

    However, as I really do enjoy this series and LOVE Lord John I will continue to purchase and read them as long as they are offered.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Possessed by the Sheikh

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Penny Jordan
    • Narrated By Juani Tantillo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (255)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (51)

    Stranded in the sands, Katrina is rescued by the Sheikh and taken back to his lavish desert camp. But in order to protect her, he will have to wed her. Then he discovers that she is untouched, a virgin. He is a desert sheikh who lives by a strict code of honor: Katrina must become his wife! Her time will be spent at the Sheikh's pleasure...

    A says: "Stockholm Syndrome, sex, and too-stupid-to-live"
    "not worth the credit"
    Overall

    I can and will read just about anything from magazines to cereal boxes but I couldn't even finish this one. The reader grated on the nerves, the story was implausible even for a harlequin and the plot laughable.

    Don't bother

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Season of Angels

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Debbie Macomber
    • Narrated By Kathy Garver
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (12)

    When three willing but wacky angels - Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy - are given a Christmas prayer request to answer, there's just one catch: each angel must teach her charge a memorable lesson before the wish can be granted.

    Daphne says: "Mixed review...."
    "Mixed review...."
    Overall

    I really enjoyed this book as I do all Debbie Macomber titles. However, I was almost unable to get past the first chapter because of the narration. Partly it was the tinny recording that was to blame,but Ms Garver's attempts at giving each character their own voice ranged from a really aggravating Betty Boop for Goodness to a perpetually slurring Chet with a hair lip. It was only my love of Debbie Macombers stories and my excitement at starting a new series (not to mention one that takes place at Christmas - my favorite time of year) that had me persisting through to the end.

    Doubly frustrating was that when the reader narrated any other parts of the story that weren't spoken words of the characters, except for a few spots where she stumbled over a word or two she had quite a pleasant voice. Perhaps this was one of her initial efforts in recording an audio book so I won't write her off just yet but I'll be a little nervous about purchasing any other audio books with her as narrator.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Smut: Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Robert Olen Butler, Aimee Bender, A. M. Holmes
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel, Savannah Richards, Fred Oakdale, and others
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Finally, erotica you'll still respect in the morning. The first in a series of annual anthologies, Smut presents 22 pieces of Nerve.com's most talked-about fiction. More fearless, forthright, and provocative than typical "erotica", and less blockheadedly masculine than your standard "pornography", Smut collects cliché-shattering stories from some of today's most talented writers.

    Priscilla says: "neg 0.05"
    "Smut"
    Overall

    Sadly I found this volume fell short. It was not nearly as steamy as I would have expected...shame really

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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