You no longer follow Rene

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Rene

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Rene

GAINESVILLE, VA, United States | Member Since 2012

19
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 42 reviews
  • 111 ratings
  • 298 titles in library
  • 57 purchased in 2014
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
1

  • Holiday Kisses

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs)
    • By Alison Kent, Jaci Burton, HelenKay Dimon, and others
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer, Oliver Wyman, MacLeod Andrews, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (94)
    Performance
    (83)
    Story
    (83)

    It's beginning to look a lot like... Love! A man gives the gift of trust and receives a second chance at love in return. A woman helps to heal the wounded heart of a soldier. A couple finds that true love knows no distance. And a young widow learns that there can be two great loves in a lifetime. Love, romance and passion come together in this collection of four seasonal shorts.

    SIMARA says: "The good, the bad and the awful..."
    "Perfect Holiday Feel Good Romance"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book is a condensed series of holiday romance stories. It is hard to put down between stories and keeps you wanting more of each story!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Oh it would have to be Dylan! Just the perfect guy!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4382)
    Performance
    (3391)
    Story
    (3393)

    Even in Grundy, Alaska, its unusual to find a naked guy with a bear trap clamped to his ankle on your porch. But when said guy turns into a wolf, recent southern transplant Mo Wenstein has no difficulty identifying the problem.

    Mariya says: "Preternaturally Funny"
    "Delightfully Witty"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf to be better than the print version?

    Absolutely! Amanda Ronconi is hysterical. She delivers the characters with charm and humor. You could not pass that off in a book quite as well.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Taming the Storm: The Storm, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Samantha Towle
    • Narrated By Aletha George, Nelson Hobbs
    Overall
    (91)
    Performance
    (84)
    Story
    (84)

    Her father has let her down her whole life. Her brother betrayed her in the worst way possible. And her past relationship experiences with men have been less than great. Now Lyla is pouring all her energy into her band, Vintage. So when they receive an offer to sign with TMS Records, it seems that things are finally turning around. The last thing that Lyla wants is a man getting in the way. Tom Carter loves women. More accurately, Tom enjoys screwing lots of women

    Candateshia Pafford says: "Good , but not great!"
    "Third Book a Let Down"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No, I do not recommend. It was a big let down from the first two. The female narrator was very green and did not bring out the characters or interest in the book. The male narrator did a good job.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Aletha George and Nelson Hobbs ?

    Kate Rudd


    Do you think Taming the Storm needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No follow up book needed.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Book of Life: All Souls, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Deborah Harkness
    • Narrated By Jennifer Ikeda
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3127)
    Performance
    (2921)
    Story
    (2911)

    After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Deborah Harkness's enchanting series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew's ancestral home at Sept-Tours, they reunite with the cast of characters from A Discovery of Witches - with one significant exception. But the real threat to their future has yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on even more urgency.

    Nicole K. says: "Good but flawed."
    "Well Done!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely! Deborah Harkness is a fabulous author/story teller and Jennifer Ikeda was the perfect narrator for this series. She was outstanding!!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story contained so much detail and turns. Jennifer was thorough and did not skip over anything in her story.


    Which character – as performed by Jennifer Ikeda – was your favorite?

    Jennifer had a many characters to portrayal and many accents. It was easy to differentiate between characters and she was spot on. Amazing performance!! My favorite character was Matthew, although I liked her Isabeau's French accent.


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

    NO, this is a really long book. Considering the amount of detail, at times, needed a break or else I started to miss things.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Mighty Storm: Mighty Storm Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs)
    • By Samantha Towle
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (507)
    Performance
    (474)
    Story
    (481)

    It's been 12 years since Tru Bennett last saw Jake Wethers, her former best friend and boy she once loved. Jake Wethers, sexy, tattooed, and deliciously bad lead singer, and brains behind The Mighty Storm, one of biggest bands in the world, left Tru with a broken heart when he moved from England to America with his family when they were both 14. Sent to interview Jake for her music column by the magazine she works for, they are both unprepared for the sparks that fly the instant they reconnect.

    CAROLYN says: "BEAUTIFUL WELL WRITTEN INTENSE LOVE STORY"
    "Living the Dream"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does The Mighty Storm rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Very entertaining book. There are several rock star series out there now. I would say it matches up to them


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jake of course. Got to love the sexy rockers with a difficult past and finding the right girl to finally settle down with.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    I do not feel the right narrator was cast for this book. The narrator, although very good, did not match up to the characters. She is a better fit for a Jane Austin type of book.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No extreme reactions, but at times hard to put down. I listed to the book twice, so I did enjoy the story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lead: Stage Dive, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Kylie Scott
    • Narrated By Andi Arndt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (762)
    Performance
    (731)
    Story
    (730)

    As the lead singer of Stage Dive, Jimmy is used to getting whatever he wants, whenever he wants it, whether it's booze, drugs, or women. However, when a PR disaster serves as a wake-up call about his life and lands him in rehab, he finds himself with Lena, a new assistant to keep him out of trouble. Lena's not willing to take any crap from the sexy rocker and is determined to keep their relationship completely professional, despite their sizzling chemistry.

    Kevin Ann Mullen says: "I love a book that makes you laugh out loud"
    "Second Chances"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Lead in three words, what would they be?

    Quip, sexy, charming


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Lead?

    Kitchen table.....


    Which character – as performed by Andi Arndt – was your favorite?

    Lena was sharp, funny, independent, and strong.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Without giving too much away, the last chapter...


    Any additional comments?

    The series was fun to listen to. Lead was build around Lena and Jimmy and their relationship and antics. Their banter was funny and Kylie Scott did a great job writing Lena's character. Overall it was hard to put down.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Lick: Stage Dive, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Kylie Scott
    • Narrated By Andi Arndt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1320)
    Performance
    (1238)
    Story
    (1242)

    Waking up in Vegas was never meant to be like this. Evelyn Thomas' plans for celebrating her 21st birthday in Las Vegas were big. Huge. But she sure never meant to wake up on the bathroom floor with a hangover to rival the black plague, a very attractive half-naked tattooed man in her room, and a diamond on her finger large enough to scare King Kong. Now if she could just remember how it all happened.One thing is certain, being married to one of the hottest rock stars on the planet is sure to be a wild ride.

    Jordy says: "4.5 Lickable Rock Stars!"
    "Ordinary Meets Extraordinary"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Lick the most enjoyable?

    Ordinary girl meets rock star. A Cinderella story is aways fun.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Of course David Ferris. How can you pass up the gorgeous rocker falling for a sweet regular girl.


    What does Andi Arndt bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Andi did a very good job bringing the characters to life.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Partying in Vegas


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sweet Filthy Boy

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Christina Lauren
    • Narrated By Shayna Thibodeaux
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (640)
    Performance
    (610)
    Story
    (612)

    One-night stands are supposed to be with someone convenient, or wickedly persuasive, or regrettable. They aren’t supposed to be with someone like him. But after a crazy Vegas weekend celebrating her college graduation - and terrified of the future path she knows is a cop-out - Mia Holland makes the wildest decision of her life: follow Ansel Guillaume - her sweet, filthy fling - to France for the summer and just…play.

    karen says: "Sweet Hot Deliciousness / Yum Yum"
    "Too Good to Be True"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Sweet Filthy Boy to be better than the print version?

    Yes, if audio is well done, it brings the characters to life.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Sweet Filthy Boy?

    Without giving too much away...the dance studio.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The dance studio.


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

    Close, maybe 2-3 days.


    Any additional comments?

    This is my favorite book of Christina Lauren thus far. She did a wonderful job. However, I would like to have liked to have more detail about her time in Paris, Ansel's mysterious background, and the night they first met.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Fault in Our Stars

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By John Green
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12714)
    Performance
    (11646)
    Story
    (11711)

    Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

    FanB14 says: "Sad Premise, Fantastic Story"
    "Extraordinary"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up The Fault in Our Stars in three words, what would they be?

    Magnificent, powerful, thought-provoking


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved Hazel and Augustus both, and especially together. However, if I were to have to choose, it would be Hazel. She is a character wise beyond her years. She is brilliant, full of humor, courageous, and a beautiful person.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I loved Gus's last words to her, when she receives the email from Amsterdam. Can't give too much away!


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

    Absolutely. I had it finished in less than 24 hours.


    Any additional comments?

    John Green has created a powerful and exceptional story! The topic is sad and hard to push through with minimal tears. However, it is sweet, thoughtful, and threaded with life lessons. I love the characters, their humor, and their courage. Kate Rudd is my favorite author and she has brought the characters and words to life....once again!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Before Jamaica Lane: On Dublin Street

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Samantha Young
    • Narrated By Lee Angel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (741)
    Performance
    (691)
    Story
    (691)

    The follow-up to the runaway bestsellers On Dublin Street and Down London Road. Despite her outgoing demeanor, Olivia is painfully insecure around the opposite sex - usually, she can't get up the nerve to approach guys she's interested in. But moving to Edinburgh has given her a new start, and, after she develops a crush on a sexy postgrad, she decides it's time to push past her fears and go after what she wants. Nate Sawyer is a gorgeous player who never commits, but to his close friends, he's as loyal as they come.

    Jordy says: "The story of Olivia and Nate. Loved it!!"
    "Blurred Lines!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, this book was written very well and Lee Angel has done a fabulous job bringing it to life.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Nate.


    What does Lee Angel bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She brings each character to life. She was able to differentiate between accents, personalities, and emotions.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The characters had a good sense of humor, so they did make me giggle. He had that emotional, hard to put down pull, but it did not bring me to tears.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Accidentally on Purpose

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By L. D. Davis
    • Narrated By Serena Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (227)
    Performance
    (211)
    Story
    (211)

    When Emmy sleeps with Kyle after a night of drinking, she quickly tries to put the mistake behind her. When the duo is snowed in together over a long weekend, Emmy begins to discover there is more to Kyle than his mean-spirited behavior. Unfortunately, Kyle has a steady girlfriend he is unwilling to break up with. Moving on and putting that long weekend behind her, Emmy starts dating attorney Luke Kessler. Luke treats Emmy with kindness, reverence, and loves her unconditionally. He is everything Emmy should ever want in a man - sexy, intelligent, successful, and funny, with strong family bonds.

    Jordy says: "Another Winner for Me!"
    "Weak Lead Character"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The lead character became annoying with her perpetual weaknesses.


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

    Luke was a great character, one that you wanted to root for the entire book. The story was a bit weak.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The performance was very average. Not memorable, but did not detract terribly from the book.


    Could you see Accidentally on Purpose being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    NO!!!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.