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Deb

Gilbert, AZ, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14368)
    Performance
    (11779)
    Story
    (12408)

    When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

    Kd says: "Really 2.5"
    "Love the Story, HATE the narration."
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    What did you like best about Fifty Shades of Grey? What did you like least?

    The story was great! A must read.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Christian, he is so deep


    Would you be willing to try another one of Becca Battoe’s performances?

    NO


    Was Fifty Shades of Grey worth the listening time?

    I would have rather read the book


    Any additional comments?

    I was so excited when I heard the audio was remastered, however, I was soon VERY disappointed. The narration is dull, unemotional, horrible! I really wish they would have gotten someone much better to narrate this story. I wish I had the time to read the physical book. I'm sure it would have been much better.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Envy: A Novel of the Fallen Angels

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By J.R. Ward
    • Narrated By Eric G Dove
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (960)
    Performance
    (858)
    Story
    (863)

    As the son of a serial killer, homicide detective Thomas “Veck” DelVecchio, Jr., grew up in the shadow of evil. Now, on the knife-edge between civic duty and blind retribution, he atones for the sins of his father - while fighting his inner demons. Assigned to monitor Veck is Internal Affairs officer Sophia Reilly, whose interest in him is both professional and arousingly personal. And Veck and Sophia have another link: Jim Heron, a mysterious stranger with too many answers. When Veck and Sophia are drawn into the ultimate battle, their fallen angel savior is the only one standing between them and eternal damnation....

    Leesa says: "So good!"
    "I cannot get enough of J. R. Ward!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Envy: A Novel of the Fallen Angels to be better than the print version?

    I do not know, I haven't seen the print version, The audio gives the story so much more 'feel'. Great audio!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jim, of course!


    What does Eric G Dove bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He gives the characters so much more personality.


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

    The whole book!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Casual Vacancy

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By J. K. Rowling
    • Narrated By Tom Hollander
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2715)
    Performance
    (2380)
    Story
    (2396)

    When Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly in his early 40s, the little town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils.... Pagford is not what it at first seems. And the empty seat left by Barry on the town's council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen.

    cristina says: "I was surprised by how much I liked it"
    "I wanted to like it, but I couldn't even finish it"
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    I picked this book for my book club group. I thought for sure JK would have a hit. Unfortunately, it was just so boring. I actually took a break and listened to another book, then went back to this one, read a few more chapters, and then I finally just gave up. I couldn't find a plot (I made it about half way thru), the characters were well developing, but there were so many, and it just didn't seem to go anywhere. I have never, ever, not been able to finish a book. I gave it my hardest, but I just couldn't do it. I actually picked a new title for my Book Club group (since no one else had started it yet). Do not waste your money, nor your credit on this book. I am so disappointed. I wish I could get my credit back!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shadow of Night

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Deborah Harkness
    • Narrated By Jennifer Ikeda
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5498)
    Performance
    (4926)
    Story
    (4918)

    Now, picking up from A Discovery of Witches' cliff-hanger ending, Shadow of Night plunges Diana Bishop and Matthew Clairmont into Elizabethan London, a world of spies, subterfuge, and a coterie of Matthew's old friends, the mysterious School of Night that includes Christopher Marlowe and Walter Raleigh. Here, Diana must locate a witch to tutor her in magic, Matthew is forced to confront a past he thought he had put to rest, and the mystery of Ashmole 782 deepens. Deborah Harkness has crafted a gripping journey through a world of alchemy, time travel, and magical discoveries.

    Hallie says: "Even better than A Discovery of Witches"
    "Loved it! Can't wait for the next one!"
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    Picks up right where Discovery of Witches left off. Great character development. Great history. I cannot wait for book 3!!!

    0 of 0 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
    (5359)
    Performance
    (4088)
    Story
    (4102)

    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.

    Denise says: "What a HOOT!!!!!!!"
    "I really enjoyed this book!"
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    What did you love best about Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs?

    It was entertaining, funny, and the characters were well developed.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jane, she had a great sense of humor.


    Which character – as performed by Amanda Ronconi – was your favorite?

    All of them. Amanda was a great reader!


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

    Don't know


    Any additional comments?

    This series reminded me a lot of the Sookie Stackhouse series, and I loved that one too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Mark Haddon
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3854)
    Performance
    (1586)
    Story
    (1606)

    Fifteen-year-old Christopher Boone has Asperger's Syndrome, a condition similar to autism. He doesn't like to be touched or meet new people, he cannot make small talk, and he hates the colors brown and yellow. He is a math whiz with a very logical brain who loves solving puzzles that have definite answers.

    Robert says: "Endearing. Pathos, humor, reality, and insight."
    "A little slow."
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    Would you try another book from Mark Haddon and/or Jeff Woodman?

    I don't think I would.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Mark Haddon again?

    Probably not


    What character would you cut from The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time?

    none


    Any additional comments?

    It really helped me to understand the way an autisitic person thinks, however, I really didn't enjoy this book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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