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Sherese

I enjoy mysteries, wrapped with violence and sprinkled with romance.

Garland, TX, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Archangel's Consort: Guild Hunter, Book #3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Nalini Singh
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (766)
    Performance
    (610)
    Story
    (606)

    Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux and her lover, the lethally beautiful archangel Raphael, have returned home to New York only to face an uncompromising new evil. A vampire has attacked a girls' school---the assault one of sheer, vicious madness---and it is only the first act. Rampant bloodlust takes vampire after vampire, threatening to make the streets run with blood.

    Selin says: "Ended way too soon"
    "Weak Story, Good Performance"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I might recommend the series but not the book. When a book has a weak storyline just repeat platitudes and add more sex scenes.


    Has Archangel's Consort turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No. I love this genre.


    Have you listened to any of Justine Eyre’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have no problem with the performance.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No.


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Immortal Rules: Blood of Eden, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Julie Kagawa
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (451)
    Performance
    (416)
    Story
    (415)

    In a future world, vampires reign. Humans are blood cattle. And one girl will search for the key to save humanity.... Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a vampire city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten.

    Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred of them. The vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself is attacked - and given the ultimate choice. Die or become one of the monsters.

    Alley McNally says: "BEST VAMPIRE STORY EVER!!!!"
    "Vampire APOCALYPSE"
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    If you could sum up The Immortal Rules in three words, what would they be?

    Apocalypse....Unusual.....Gloomy


    What did you like best about this story?

    This is not like any vampire story that I have ever read. Because of that I don't love it but the developing storyline is intriguing.

    This is not a happy book and the "romance" is rated G for the "young adult" audience. That is neither good nor bad, but I am normally not a fan of YA books.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Any scenes with Kanin.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fury of the Demon: Kara Gillian, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Diana Rowland
    • Narrated By Liv Anderson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (167)
    Performance
    (153)
    Story
    (152)

    Demon summoner Kara Gillian bears the scars of Rhyzkahl’s treachery, but she refuses to let them slow her down. She and the demonic lord Mzatal have not rested in their efforts to recover Idris - Mzatal’s summoner protg who was kidnapped by enemy lords - but now their search has brought them back to Earth.

    Sherese says: "Conspiracy, Conspiracy, EVERYWHERE!"
    "Conspiracy, Conspiracy, EVERYWHERE!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book rocked. You really do have to have read the previous 2 books in order to keep up. The investigation was interesting and nail biting. I really liked the unexpected twists at the end.CAN'T WAIT FOR THE NEXT BOOK!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I really liked Paul & Bryce as a unit because they add a new dimension to the storyline and they help the other characters to change as they needed to.


    What about Liv Anderson’s performance did you like?

    I enjoy her different voices and the fact that she is "acting" rather than simply reading the lines.


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

    I didn't really have a particular reaction but I went through the rollercoaster ride of the emotions of all of the characters.


    3 of 3 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
    (625)
    Performance
    (578)
    Story
    (576)

    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!"
    "Weaving Past & Future..BOOKS 2-6 ARE REQUIRED READ"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would absolutely recommend this book with the caveat that you MUST HAVE READ ALL OF THE BOOKS SINCE THE SECOND. If have not read those other books then you will be lost.

    Nail-Biting Suspense with Action & Soul


    What did you like best about this story?

    I enjoyed the mystery part of the story and how Hunter wove 3 different problems and laid out the developments in a way where I didn't get the whole picture until the end. Once again she has also set up a new plot for the next book(s) and she is helping Jane to continue to grow as a person.


    Which character – as performed by Khristine Hvam – was your favorite?

    My choice would have to be Jane because the character runs the gambit in emotions and Hvam does a fantastic job giving a realistic performance expressing all of those feelings.


    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • White Trash Zombie Apocalypse

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Diana Rowland
    • Narrated By Allison McLemore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (528)
    Performance
    (501)
    Story
    (501)

    Our favorite white trash zombie, Angel Crawford, has enough problems of her own, what with dealing with her alcoholic, deadbeat dad, issues with her not-quite boyfriend, the zombie mafia, industrial espionage, and evil corporations. Oh, and it’s raining, and won’t let up. But things get even crazier when a zombie movie starts filming in town, and Angel begins to suspect that it’s not just the plot of the movie that's rotten. Soon she's fighting her way through mud, blood, bullets, and intrigue, even as zombies, both real and fake, prowl the streets.

    Andrea says: "Absolutely loved it!"
    "THIS ZOMBIE ROCKS!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of White Trash Zombie Apocalypse to be better than the print version?

    I usually want to read a book first and if I like it enough, then I buy the audiobook.

    Except for this series.

    THIS IS ONE OF THE FEW SERIES THAT I BUY THE AUDIO INSTEAD OF THE BOOK....It is that GOOD!


    What did you like best about this story?

    In all of the WTZ books I really enjoy how Angel's character changes and grows.


    Plus, she can KICK ASS!


    Which character – as performed by Allison McLemore – was your favorite?

    I love Angel's accent and mannerisms. McLemore does a wonderful and realistic version of a poor educated Southern hick.


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

    The whole situation with the flood and the aftermath. That series of scenes shows a lot of strength in Angel, her father and OMG, Nick.

    Everyone's character got a boost with that scene.


    Any additional comments?

    ONE OF MY FAVORITE SERIES!

    WHO NEEDS TO READ THE BOOK? GREAT AUDIO!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Modern Witch: A Modern Witch, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Debora Geary
    • Narrated By Martha Harmon Pardee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (721)
    Performance
    (654)
    Story
    (670)

    Lauren is downtown Chicago's youngest elite realtor. She's also a witch. She must be - the fetching spell for Witches' Chat isn't supposed to make mistakes. So says the woman who coded the spell, at least. The tall, dark, and handsome guy sent to assess her is a witch too (and no, that doesn't end the way you might think). What he finds in Lauren will change lives, mess with a perfectly good career, and require lots of ice cream therapy.

    Paige says: "I'm not baby crazy enough for this"
    "EVANOVICH ROMANCE with a WITCHY TWIST ***PLOT?"
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    Would you try another book from Debora Geary and/or Martha Harmon Pardee?

    I don't think so. This was a series that I was interested in trying, but I found the lack of a plot, drama or a crisis makes the story...LAZY.


    As I was following story's slow storyline I started to ask, "Hey, Is she going to hook up with the guy, is this the plot?" The love connection in the story isn't even a motivating force for the main character.


    I USE THIS BOOK TO PUT ME ASLEEP AT NIGHT!


    If you’ve listened to books by Debora Geary before, how does this one compare?

    This was my first and last.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Any scene with the kid.


    Could you see A Modern Witch being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Goodness I hope not. It would be cancelled after the second episode.


    Any additional comments?

    EVANOVICH ROMANCES tend to be simple, slow and predictable. This is how Geary's book compares except most of Evanovich's romances are better!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Backstage Pass: Sinners on Tour Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Olivia Cunning
    • Narrated By Justine O. Keef
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (875)
    Performance
    (807)
    Story
    (812)

    It's been months since Brian Sinclair, lead guitarist for the famous rock band Sinners, composed anything. Unable to write the music that once flowed so naturally, Brian is lost without his musical mojo. But when sexy psychology professor Myrna Evans comes on tour to study groupie mentality, Brian may have found the spark he needs to reignite his musical genius. When lust turns to love, will Brian be able to convince Myrna that what they have is more than just a fling, and that now that he's found his heart's muse, he doesn't want to live without her?

    Lia says: "Steamy Sex - Sweet Romance"
    "STOPPED LISTENING AT CHAPTER 9"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I think someone who likes nothing but sex scenes with little or no plot and poor character development would find this book to be the BOMB.


    Has Backstage Pass turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Erotica books are ok, but I need a story to follow. In general, this is not my favorite genre.


    Have you listened to any of Justine O. Keef’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is the first time that I have listened to her and liked her voice. I am not crazy with joy with the male voices, but they are just fine.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Backstage Pass?

    Chapters 1-8.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • House Rules: A Chicagoland Vampires Novel, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Chloe Neill
    • Narrated By Sophie Eastlake
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (387)
    Performance
    (354)
    Story
    (351)

    At the tender age of 25, Merit became a sword-wielding vampire. Since then, she's become the protector of her House, watched Chicago nearly burn to the ground, and seen her Master fall and rise. Now she'll see her mettle - and her metal - tested like never before. It started with two rogues vanishing without a trace. Someone is targeting Chicago's vampires, and anyone could be next. With their house in peril, Merit and her Master, the centuries-old Ethan Sullivan, must race to stop the disappearances.

    christa says: "Why change the narrator?"
    "Good Story; Better Than Expected Performance"
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    Where does House Rules rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book was enjoyable enough that I have listened to it 3 times so far. This is difficult to answer considering I have over 100 books.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked how the author combined 3 different storylines into one cohesive mix.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite scenes included Lacey, Ethan and Merrit.


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

    No. The book was evenly enjoyable.


    Any additional comments?

    Previous reviews complained about the new narrator. I found her performance to be just fine with the exception that the male voices could be more distinguishable. Since I have listened to this book more than once, the male voices have grown on me. Eastlake does a better job of acting than the previous narrator and she at least can pronounce words correctly.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • My Life as a White Trash Zombie

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Diana Rowland
    • Narrated By Allison McLemore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1090)
    Performance
    (1015)
    Story
    (1016)

    Teenage delinquent Angel Crawford lives with her redneck father in the swamps of southern Louisiana. She's a high school dropout, addicted to drugs and alcohol, and has a police record a mile long. But when she's made into a zombie after a car crash, her addictions disappear, except for her all-consuming need to stay "alive".

    Noell says: "I want more and so will you!! *Spoilers*"
    "Funny, Smart SuperNat Ride"
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    What did you love best about My Life as a White Trash Zombie?

    I like how the author mixes hick lifestyle with interesting police procedural details.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Angel of course. Her character is so complex and is constantly changing in a logical manner.


    Have you listened to any of Allison McLemore’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This was my first time. She did a fantastic job with the different voices and mastering the "local color".


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

    I found the overall language and one-liners to be hilarious.


    Any additional comments?

    If you want a fun departure from the everyday urban fantasy, this book and this author would be an EXCELLENT choice.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Death's Rival: Jane Yellowrock, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Faith Hunter
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (975)
    Performance
    (881)
    Story
    (882)

    For a vampire killer like Jane, having Leo Pellisier as a boss took some getting used to. But now, someone is out to take his place as Master Vampire of the city of New Orleans, and is not afraid to go through Jane to do it. After an attack that’s tantamount to a war declaration, Leo knows his rival is both powerful and vicious, but Leo’s not about to run scared. After all, he has Jane. But then, a plague strikes, one that takes down vampires and makes their masters easy prey.

    Hassan says: "This Is WAR!!!"
    "Good Story; One of my Favorite Series"
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    What made the experience of listening to Death's Rival the most enjoyable?

    Hvam does an excellent job with the voices and the performance. But of course you have to have a good story to begin with. Faith Hunter does a wonderful job of shaking up the storyline to add some new life to the series.


    What other book might you compare Death's Rival to and why?

    I can't think of another series that is quite like this one. Others that also have a complex universe and characters might be "The Hollows" and "Kate Daniels" series. I rarely read individual books.


    Have you listened to any of Khristine Hvam’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have listened to one other performance, (don't ask which one), and I enjoy her performance with Jane Yellowrock much better.


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

    Have Stakes Will Travel


    Any additional comments?

    I don't understand Rick's attitude at the end. I also don't understand fully his attitude about having to stay away from her. Yes, for now, he has to stay celibate. But by choosing to stay away from Jane he is not only going to be celibate but also have no loving relationship either. Rick's attitudes and choices are overall somewhat confusing. That must be and intentional flaw that will later be explored.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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