You no longer follow Marjorie

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 Marjorie

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

Marjorie

Love this site! I have a very busy job, so listening to audio books enables me to keep up on great stories!

Member Since 2012

71
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 91 reviews
  • 93 ratings
  • 1 titles in library
  • 38 purchased in 2014
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
43

  • Twice as Hot

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Gena Showalter
    • Narrated By Jessica Almasy
    Overall
    (231)
    Performance
    (91)
    Story
    (95)

    Belle Jamison is finally starting to feel like a normal girl again. Her job as a paranormal investigator is going well, she's learned to control her supernatural abilities (mostly), and she's just gotten engaged to Rome Masters, the ultra-sexy operative who once tried to neutralize her! But planning a wedding is never easy....

    Patsy G. says: "Don't waste a Credit"
    "Sorry to see it the series end."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about Twice as Hot?

    Sassy Belle. She's so wonderful.


    Which character – as performed by Jessica Almasy – was your favorite?

    Oh all of them. They are all so separate, they don't blend together, I think that is SO important!


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

    I was getting pretty chocked up when Belle was interrogating Rome. I don't know how she kept it together!


    Any additional comments?

    I wanted more Tanner! A minor critique would be that style of writing where everything is wrapped up neatly in a pretty little bow, i.e. everyone ends up together. So and so didn't get the guy, but she got another guy, etc. But all in all, a great book! Sorry to see it end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ignite Me

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Tahereh Mafi
    • Narrated By Kate Simses
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (283)
    Performance
    (260)
    Story
    (262)

    With Omega Point destroyed, Juliette doesn’t know if the rebels, her friends, or even Adam are alive. But that won’t keep her from trying to take down The Reestablishment once and for all. Now she must rely on Warner, the handsome commander of Sector 45. The one person she never thought she could trust. The same person who saved her life. He promises to help Juliette master her powers and save their dying world...but that’s not all he wants with her.

    Marjorie says: "Stunning conclusion!"
    "Stunning conclusion!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Ignite Me again? Why?

    Oh yes. So well written, such good vocal work, such a wonderful turn and redemption for the characters!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Ignite Me?

    Oh all the steamy moments between Juliette and Warner. And Juliette's evolution. Sooooo good!


    Which character – as performed by Kate Simses – was your favorite?

    My darling Kenji. What a great character.


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

    I cheered for the ending! I want more!


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Vampire Academy: Vampire Academy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Richelle Mead
    • Narrated By Stephanie Wolf
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2265)
    Performance
    (1348)
    Story
    (1371)

    St. Vladimir's Academy isn't just any boarding school - it's a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They've been on the run, but now they're being dragged back to St. Vladimir's - the very place where they're most in danger.

    Felicity Fairchild says: "Buy it! Vampire fan or not."
    "Narrator makes this unbearable!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A different narrator. Her voices are terrible. It's almost like she's mocking the characters.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Terrible voices. Her main man is Russian and talks a lot. Don't you think you would want to perfect the accent? It was painful. The supporting characters have a dopey tone. Why didn't someone fix this in the studio?


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

    Disappointment.


    Any additional comments?

    Will be requesting a refund. What a waste, the story was good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Super In The City

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Daphne Uviller
    • Narrated By Emily Janice Card
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    In a city brimming with opportunities for heroism, 27-year-old Zephyr Zuckerman has often fantasized about committing acts of bravery that would make front-page news. Now she may get her big break - though it may require plunging a few toilets. When the superintendent of her parents' Greenwich Village brownstone is led away in handcuffs, unemployed Zephyr takes over his post and unleashes her inner sleuth: discovering titillating secrets about her tenants

    Marjorie says: "LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!"
    "LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Super In The City in three words, what would they be?

    Crazy Good. Yes.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Zephyr! Best heroine ever. Better than Carrie in Sex and the City. Funny, odd, caring, crazy, the kind of girl I'd want to hang out with!


    What about Emily Janice Card’s performance did you like?

    Her really solid voices. There wasn't a question abut who was talking. Lovely French accent, which can be painful if done wrong.


    If you could take any character from Super In The City out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Zephyr! We would have such a good time gossiping about everything!


    Any additional comments?

    This was such a crazy story. I laughed so much, which is worth five stars alone. Add in all the unique characters and you have a hit. I really loved the Sterling Girls and of course Gregory. Give this book a listen. You will love it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tall, Dark, and Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Tate Hallaway
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (408)
    Performance
    (366)
    Story
    (365)

    Recovering witch Garnet Lacey owns Wisconsin's premier occult bookstore. And a fringe benefit of the job is getting customers like Sebastian Von Traum - piercing brown eyes, a sexy accent, and a killer body. The only thing missing is an aura. Which means he's dead. And that means trouble - something Garnet's a sucker for....

    lindag319 says: "Technical difficulties?"
    "It was ok."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Have you listened to any of Amanda Ronconi’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, she's a consistently awesome narrator. Always does a great job with unique voices.


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

    No and I think that's the problem. The book was just OK. Not very special, not horrible. I didn't hate it and I didn't love it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Romancing the Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Tate Hallaway
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (234)
    Performance
    (204)
    Story
    (202)

    It’s been one heck of a week for Garnet Lacey. The Vatican witch hunters finally think she’s dead, the FBI has closed their file on her, she’s co-founding a new coven - and the gorgeous vampire she loves has just asked her to marry him. How lucky can one girl get? Then, her fiance goes missing and Garnet’s worried sick. Has he been kidnapped? Or could he have run off with that blonde from the coven?

    Marjorie says: "Garnet is good and all, but she's no Jane Jameson!"
    "Garnet is good and all, but she's no Jane Jameson!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Romancing the Dead again? Why?

    Sure if I was bored.


    What other book might you compare Romancing the Dead to and why?

    The Jane Jameson series, and unfortunately, this book wasn't even close.


    What about Amanda Ronconi’s performance did you like?

    Her voices are fun, original, and distinct.


    Any additional comments?

    Not bad, maybe if I hadn't listened to the Jane Jameson series first, I would have more passion for this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Wild Ride

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Jennifer Crusie, Bob Mayer
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (386)
    Performance
    (205)
    Story
    (211)

    Mary Alice Brannigan doesn’t believe in the supernatural. Nor does she expect to find that Dreamland, the decaying amusement park she’s been hired to restore, is a prison for the five Untouchables, the most powerful demons in the history of the world. Plus, there’s a guy she’s falling hard for, and there’s something about him that’s not quite right.

    iphone reader says: "Tons of Fun"
    "Listened to it. Then proceeded to listen again!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Wild Ride to be better than the print version?

    Yes because Angela Dawe does some great voices. Particularly Ray and the Devil. Good work.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Wild Ride?

    Oh everything Mab. I loved her. LOVE.


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

    Yes and this one blew the other performance out of the water!


    Any additional comments?

    I almost quit on this book. It started out pretty slow. But the more I listened the more I loved, the more connected I felt. I loved Mab's evolution, loved Fun, loved the concept in general. I'm so glad I stuck with it. In fact, as soon as it ended, I started it over again and loved it even more!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Nice Girls Don't Bite Their Neighbors: Jane Jameson, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2808)
    Performance
    (2545)
    Story
    (2552)

    Just as Jane Jameson’s unlife seems to be stabilizing, fate sinks its fangs firmly into her butt. Despite her near-phobia of wedding planning, her no-frills nighttime nuptials to her sexy boyfriend, Gabriel, are coming along smoothly. That is, until she turns a fatally wounded teenage acquaintance, and the Council pronounces her responsible for the newborn vamp until he can control his thirst.

    Kirstin says: "Molly Did it Again!!!"
    "I need a 5th 6th 7th etc. book!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Which character – as performed by Amanda Ronconi – was your favorite?

    Jane of course!


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

    Yes when it was over I wanted to download the next book immediately, but then I realized there wasn't one! Why can't there be a 5th 6th or 7th book?


    Any additional comments?

    I loved the ending and really appreciated the humor in this series. I loved Jane's maternal side too!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nice Girls Don't Live Forever: Jane Jameson, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3417)
    Performance
    (2593)
    Story
    (2600)

    Nothing sucks the romance out of world travel like a boyfriend who may or may not have broken up with you in a hotel room in Brussels. Jane Jameson's sexy sire Gabriel has always been unpredictable, but the seductive, anonymous notes that await him at each stop of their international vacation, coupled with his evasive behavior over the past few months, finally push Jane onto the next flight home to Half Moon Hollow -- alone, upset, and unsure whether Gabriel just ended their relationship without actually telling her.

    Denise says: "Very clever!!"
    "Jane rocks."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes! Laugh out loud funny, characters you care about, and a witty kick butt heroine. Great stuff!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The sister face off was pretty great!


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

    Unique voices, brings the characters to life!


    Any additional comments?

    I find it hysterical the messes Jane always ends up in. Life is never dull for her, that's for sure!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Circle Nine

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Anne Heltzel
    • Narrated By Juila Whelan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (6)

    Abby doesn’t remember what happened the night she woke up in soot-stained clothes, lying next to a burning building with an unfamiliar boy at her side. But her connection with Sam is immediate and intense. And she has no one else: no family, no home, not even a last name. She and Sam start a new life, just the two of them, and Abby’s deliriously happy - until memories from her past begin to haunt her. And suddenly everything she’s learned to love turns sinister....

    Marjorie says: "Ugh I did not like this story AT ALL."
    "Ugh I did not like this story AT ALL."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about Circle Nine? What did you like least?

    Sam, terrible person.


    Has Circle Nine turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, but I look forward to trying other books in the genre.


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

    She's great. The book was NOT.


    Was Circle Nine worth the listening time?

    No and I will be requesting a refund.


    Any additional comments?

    There was certainly a cinematic feel to this book, so that was a saving grace. But the truth is, Sam has zero redeeming qualities. He took complete advantage of Abby and did some truly despicable things. And Abby was quite ridiculous in her naivety.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bloodsucking Fiends: A Love Story

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Christopher Moore
    • Narrated By Susan Bennett
    Overall
    (2169)
    Performance
    (1015)
    Story
    (1034)

    A striking red-head, 20-something Jody is attacked and transformed into a vampire while walking home one night in downtown San Francisco. Befriending 19-year-old Tommy, Jody tries to understand her new undead life, but trouble finds her when the cops start suspecting Tommy of being a local bloodsucking serial killer.

    SHEILA says: "Bloodsucking FUN!"
    "Laugh out loud good times!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Bloodsucking Fiends in three words, what would they be?

    Laugh out loud!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bloodsucking Fiends?

    Any moments involving the animals were classic. And almost anything that came out of Tommy's mouth. So goofy, adorable, nerdy, hug-worthy.


    Which character – as performed by Susan Bennett – was your favorite?

    The Emperor of course!


    Any additional comments?

    I'm so glad I got this! It was so funny! Definitely one of those books you listen to when you need a break from heavy story lines and irritating love triangles. Highly recommend, you'll laugh a lot!

    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.