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Fiona

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Mississauga, ON, Canada | Member Since 2006

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  • 16 reviews
  • 214 ratings
  • 829 titles in library
  • 128 purchased in 2014
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  • A Secret Rage

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    Overall
    (213)
    Performance
    (120)
    Story
    (123)

    Former New York City model Nickie Callahan is looking forward to the easy life when she moves to the sleepy college town of Knolls, Tennessee. But the women of Knolls are not safe. And as Nickie gets swept up in a string of brutally violent crimes, she must take matters of justice into her own hands.

    Tony Aguila says: "Trademark Charlaine Harris"
    "disturbing"
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    Story

    The content is a little too real for me. It is difficult for me to listen to this since it is a rather touchy subject (rape and stalking). I was listening while home alone and could not sleep... I had to stop listening.So if you like being scared sh*tless... then listen away!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Witness

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7624)
    Performance
    (6641)
    Story
    (6633)

    Daughter of a cold, controlling mother and an anonymous donor, studious, obedient Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking too much at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever. Twelve years later, the woman now known as Abigail Lowery lives alone on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she works at home designing sophisticated security systems.

    Amazon Customer says: "A great book"
    "A true thriller from beginning to end"
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    I couldn't put this one down, and have since purchased other Nora Roberts recordings. This story is a great listen, there is lots of action and momentum and you really bond with the protagonist. There is a roller coaster of emotions that are brought out in this fun beach book type read.
    If you are looking for something that keeps you turning the pages and leaves you wanting another book of the same, try The Witness, you wont be disappointed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Bedbugs

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Ben H. Winters
    • Narrated By Elisabeth Rodgers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (363)
    Performance
    (328)
    Story
    (328)

    FOR RENT: Top two floors of beautifully renovated brownstone, 1300 sq. ft., 2BR 2BA, eat-in kitchen, one block to parks and playgrounds. No broker's fee. Susan and Alex Wendt have found their dream apartment. Sure, the landlady is a little eccentric. And the elderly handyman drops some cryptic remarks about the basement. But the rent is so low, it's too good to pass up. Big mistake.

    Amazon Customer says: "Fantastic narration! Good, creepy story."
    "not what I expected"
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    Story

    I think I wanted this story to be something it wasn't. The narration was quite good, which made it easy to finish, despite not enjoying the story. I think I wanted the story to be more gripping, about 'something'. I was very disappointed in the ending.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • French Silk

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Sandra Brown
    • Narrated By Renée Raudman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (739)
    Performance
    (538)
    Story
    (541)

    Like the city of New Orleans itself, Claire Laurent is a vibrant beauty laced with a mysterious elusiveness. The founder of French Silk, a fabulous lingerie company, she has fought hard to make it a worldwide success. Then a TV evangelist attacks French Silk’s erotic sleepwear as sinful. And when he is killed, Claire becomes the prime suspect. District Attorney Robert Cassidy knows Claire is damning herself with lie after lie about the murder, even as he feels her drawing him into her world and her very soul....

    OLIVIA says: "Sandra Brown at her Best!!"
    "Is this a different author?"
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    I have listened to several Sandra Brown thrillers and have truly enjoyed them... this story is very very very different from the usual thriller. I was not expecting the soft core porn aspect of this story. Her other books do not have anything quite so 'adult'.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Riptide

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (1803)
    Performance
    (1107)
    Story
    (1102)

    A centuries-old, cursed pirate's treasure, valued at over $2 billion, lies deep within the treacherous waters off the coast of Maine. Men who have attempted to unearth the fortune have suffered gruesome deaths. Will a high-tech expedition meet the same fate?

    Allan says: "very cinematic. high tech meets pirate treasure."
    "drawn out"
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    Story

    I am about 3/4 of the way through the story... and just can't finish it. The book seems to go on and on and on. One tense scene after another, it never ends.
    Unfortunately I don't think I will finish this one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Expats: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Chris Pavone
    • Narrated By Mozhan Marno
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (434)
    Performance
    (358)
    Story
    (359)

    Kate Moore is a working mother, struggling to make ends meet, to raise children, to keep a spark in her marriage... and to maintain an increasingly unbearable life-defining secret. So when her husband is offered a lucrative job in Luxembourg, she jumps at the chance to leave behind her double-life, to start anew. She begins to reinvent herself as an expat, finding her way in a language she doesn’t speak, doing the housewifely things she’s never before done - playdates and coffee mornings, daily cooking and never-ending laundry....

    Ariel says: "You Will Need to Pay Attention"
    "Great story, a bit choppy"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The style of this story is that it switches from timeframe to timeframe, from a listener's perspective it is very difficult to keep straight what is happening 'now' v.s. past v.s. future. the story is very interesting, but the jumping around in time is difficult to follow.
    I finished the story, but had to rewind A LOT.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Stay Close

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Harlan Coben
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2019)
    Performance
    (1676)
    Story
    (1683)

    Three people living lives they never wanted, hiding secrets that even those closest to them would never suspect, will find that the past never truly fades away. Even as the terrible consequences of long-ago events crash together in the present and threaten to ruin lives, they will come to the startling realization that they may not want to forget the past at all.

    Robin says: "Why did I think I liked Harlan Coben novels?"
    "Excellent"
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    This story is gripping, I can not stop listening. Scott Brick's presentation is amazing, he does suspense/thrillers very well. Love this style of book.
    If you like escape from reality with a little thrill, this is great... I have just downloaded more of Harlan Coben's work.

    1 of 2 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
    (5727)
    Performance
    (4429)
    Story
    (4438)

    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.

    Sandra Ross says: "Laugh-out Loud Funny"
    "I will listen to the series"
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    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs the most enjoyable?

    I enjoyed this book and it's narration. It is more of a performance than 'a reading', I felt like I got to know the character through the voice. I hope Amanda Ronconi, reads the next books in the series.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 1st to Die: The Women's Murder Club

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 1 min)
    • By James Patterson
    • Narrated By Suzanne Toren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1745)
    Performance
    (796)
    Story
    (807)

    There's a killer on the loose in San Francisco, and he's stalking newlyweds. When the usual procedures to stop him don't work, four women, each holding a piece of the puzzle, form a Women's Murder Club to collaborate outside the box and pursue the case. 1st to Die is the start of a new series of crime thrillers from James Patterson.

    Chuck says: "Skip the Prologue"
    "trite"
    Overall
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    BORING... I am surprised that James Patterson has written such a (yawn) boring story. There are quite a few 'racy' bits in this story, but they were not feminine at all. James should stick to what he knows, thinking like a man. Unfortunately I had to finish the story, because I started listening to it (that is why It got 2 starts, if I cant finish, it only gets one)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pretties: Uglies, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Scott Westerfeld
    • Narrated By Carine Montbertrand
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (548)
    Performance
    (355)
    Story
    (363)

    Tally Youngblood never felt like the other Pretties - she almost didn't become one. But Tally isn't the only one who feels like she's missing a part of herself. After uncovering sinister clues about the Pretty surgery, she stumbles upon a possible cure for Pretty-mindedness and a possible escape from the city. But the cure could have deadly consequences.

    Martha says: "Split Decision"
    "I should have read the reviews first"
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    I read the first book 'Uglies' and decided to listen to the second book 'Pretties'... I am on chapter 4, and am struggling with listening to the narration. I wish I had read the reviews of the narrator prior to downloading this book. I have tried speeding the book up to 1 & 1/2x, but still this narrator is painful to listen to. I agree with some of the other reviewers about assuming the audience are morons... the narration speed doesn't help at all. Hopefully I can listen to this book quickly.
    Note: I will be reading the print version of book 3 & 4 going forward (unless there is a different narrator)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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