Customer Reviews | Audible.com
 

You no longer follow Jill

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 Jill

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

Jill

Litchfield Park, AZ, United States | Member Since 2011

5
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 5 reviews
  • 9 ratings
  • 221 titles in library
  • 15 purchased in 2014
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
1

  • Blood Avenged: Sons of Navarus, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Gabrielle Bisset
    • Narrated By John Lazaro
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (41)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (41)

    Powerful and manipulative, Vasilije does as he pleases. A vampire beholden to no one, he takes what he desires, drinking deeply the pleasures this life has to offer. When one of his own is staked, Vasilije must travel to New Orleans to exact his revenge. There he meets Sasa, a beautiful woman who arouses him like no other has for centuries. Vasilije's need for vengeance is equaled only by his passion for her, but what he finds in his revenge is just the beginning....

    Angela says: "hummm ..... overall it was decent"
    "Just So-So"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I love a good vampire romance. I love male narrators. I love rough language (or "dirty talk"). I love a few hot love scenes. One would think that I would love this book. Sadly, I did not.

    I think my biggest issue was the narrator. Though not horrible, he seemed to have only one, fairly shallow, emotion. Not monotone, just always about the same intensity. More bothersome was his perfect, clear, concise diction. Why is that a problem, you say? Well imagine a sentence peppered with some fairly dirty words, but said in a way that made even my jaded ears oddly uncomfortable! Some of those words need to be almost growled out and not spoken like I'm listening to a Rosetta Stone English lesson. Creeped. Me. Out.

    As for the story, it was OK. Nothing revolutionary here. A few too many sex scenes, especially in a fairly short 6 hour book. There were a couple of important scenes that seemed to be cut out, or never written, that were just summed up in a couple sentences after the fact. Both scenes involving Sasa's mother. They just seemed oddly absent. Must have gone to make room for more sex, all of which was not particularly exciting or creative.

    Also, there is some kind of editing issue, as there were at least 3 places where a sentence repeated, and I rewound and verified it wasn't my device. (It did it on my phone and on my computer in the same places)

    If you are voracious for ANYTHING paranormal, then you might like it. Personally, having read the genre for quite a few years now, it was too formulaic for me. I was hoping to start a new series, but I am not likely to pick up the next book based on this first one.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Under a Breeding Moon

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Francis Ashe
    • Narrated By Liz Levine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    >When Jasmine St. Paul meets the wild, mysterious, and half-savage Sebastien deep in a Louisiana bayou, there are two things about him that she just can't believe. First, he was a stunning guy, muscular, gentle, and for some reason, he wants her so bad she can taste it. The other thing is that Sebastien is a werewolf caught up in a dangerous game of survival.

    Jill says: "WOW, this was not good at all."
    "WOW, this was not good at all."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    If it had a writing style that sounded less like a high school girl's attempt at erotic fan-fiction and a narrator who could read/act.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Francis Ashe again?

    Doubt it.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Liz Levine’s performances?

    Unlikely. I would listen to a preview first and decide if it was more what she was reading here then her ability to read it.


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

    Confusion. I realize this story picks up right where I guess the first one left off (which I didn't read), but even though it only had 3 tiny chapters, I could barely get through them and ended up skipping ahead various times to make it end faster.


    Any additional comments?

    I like a good paranormal, erotic story as much as the next girl but this seemed so amateurish I was truly surprised it's for sale here. I know I can get my money back, but when you do that, you loose the right to review it and I would like to save the next person's credit. Sorry to the author is she's reading this, but this needs a lot more work.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Allegiant: Divergent Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Veronica Roth
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin, Aaron Stanford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4201)
    Performance
    (3876)
    Story
    (3904)

    What if your whole world was a lie? What if a single revelation - like a single choice - changed everything? What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected? The explosive conclusion to Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times best-selling Divergent trilogy reveals the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of listeners in Divergent and Insurgent.

    Teddy says: "I hate it when this happens"
    "Thoroughly Disappointed"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Veronica Roth and/or Emma Galvin and Aaron Stanford ?

    I liked the the first two books and was really looking forward to this one, but felt like the end of this book took away from my feeling about the entire series. I might be hesitant to invest emotionally in another series if she writes one.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Good Student: The Story of a Professor's Erotic Seduction of a Student Into a BDSM Affair, Spanking, Bondage, and Passionate Sex Lead to Enduring Love.

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Elliot Mabeuse
    • Narrated By Peter Klein, Alicia Roberts
    Overall
    (309)
    Performance
    (257)
    Story
    (254)

    When passionate professor Conner Devlin meets oversexed student Emma Fiore, the sparks ignite: he’ll train her to be his classroom sex slave, carrying out his every desire, while she gets to experience the forbidden pleasure of submissive love before her marriage to a dull and unfeeling man. But Emma’s sizzling and insatiable desires soon overwhelm Conner and he finds himself hopelessly in love with his young submissive. Emma accepts him as her sexual Master, but will she have him as her real-life lover? You’ll never look at the dynamics of D/s and a man’s sexuality the same way again.

    Sea says: "An Erotic Eye-Opener!"
    "was not a fan"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Elliot Mabeuse and/or Peter Klein and Alicia Roberts ?

    no, there are really only 2 characters.


    Has A Good Student turned you off from other books in this genre?

    no


    What didn’t you like about Peter Klein and Alicia Roberts ’s performance?

    The guys accent really ruined it for me. Also ended very abruptly.


    What character would you cut from A Good Student?

    none


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Heir of Novron: Riyria Revelations, Volume 3

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Michael J. Sullivan
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2767)
    Performance
    (2543)
    Story
    (2559)

    On the holiday of Wintertide, the New Empire plans to burn the Witch of Melengar and force the Empress into a marriage of their own design. But they didn’t account for Royce and Hadrian finally locating the Heir of Novron—or the pair’s desire to wreak havoc on the New Empire’s carefully crafted scheme.

    Ron says: "Spectacular fantasy series"
    "Wishing it wasn't over..."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Heir of Novron again? Why?

    Yes, but would start from book one, Loved the entire series. Rich characters I really grew to care about.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Heir of Novron?

    The last couple of hours!


    Which character – as performed by Tim Gerard Reynolds – was your favorite?

    Probably Hadrian, because he's suc a fun character. He voiced them all well and I never had any problem telling the characters apart.


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

    Of course I laughed but I did something I almost NEVER do with books, written or audio...I cried. It took me totally by surprise that I did too and it made me mad since I had to redo my mascara! :)


    Any additional comments?

    START FROM THE BEGGINING! It's a must.

    3 of 3 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.