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Jenassecret

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MN | Member Since 2009

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  • 19 reviews
  • 28 ratings
  • 654 titles in library
  • 5 purchased in 2015
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  • A Meeting at Corvallis: A Novel of the Change

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By S. M. Stirling
    • Narrated By Todd McLaren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (647)
    Performance
    (417)
    Story
    (420)

    In the 10th year of the Change, the survivors in western Oregon have learned how to live in a world without technology. They have held the Lord Protector, Norman Arminger - the warlord of Portland - at bay. The tensions between these factions have been building for some time, and the only reason they haven't confronted one another on the battlefield is because Arminger's daughter has fallen into Clan Mackenzie's hands. But Lady Sandra has a plan to retrieve her, one that may spark open warfare.

    J. M. Cousins says: "Series Finding It's Stride"
    "The Story Continues...YES!"
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    I really enjoyed "Dies the Fire" and just had to know what happens to the characters I have come to know and care about. I was fascinated with how human nature and individual character responds to a complete change to everything we know and rely on to survive in our modern day world. "Meeting at Corvallas" is the next chapter to the chaos of the first book, and captured my attention and imagination, however the story seemed to drag out to the end. Oh, wait, it's not over, and now I have to get the next book to finally get closure to the story. When do I get my new credits.....Arrrrrg! I can't wait that long!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Tom Clancy Presents: Act of Valor

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Dick Couch, George Galdorisi
    • Narrated By Steven Weber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1513)
    Performance
    (1327)
    Story
    (1329)

    Act of Valor takes audiences deep into the secretive world of the most elite, highly trained group of warriors in the modern world. When the rescue of a kidnapped CIA operative leads to the discovery of a deadly terrorist plot against the U.S., a team of SEALs is dispatched on a worldwide manhunt. As the valiant men of Bandito Platoon race to stop a coordinated attack that could kill and wound thousands of American civilians, they must balance their commitment to country, team and their families back home.

    Ann says: "Best of America, honor and character astounding"
    "If you enjoyed the movie, you will love this!"
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    This audio book filled in all the gaps of the movie. I really loved the detail of the SWCC boats unloading with their mini guns in the movie (it was my favorite part). The audio book fills in the detail of how bad @ss those guys are and how the boats got there. I loved all the detail and I learned a lot. I know the story is fiction but it's enjoyable to hear.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Carniepunk: The Demon Barker of Wheat Street

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 4 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (133)
    Performance
    (126)
    Story
    (126)

    The ancient Druid Atticus O’Sullivan gets more than greasy corn dogs and flat soda when he visits a carnival in Kansas to which his apprentice, Granuaile, drags him. He runs across a barker with a strange power over the crowd: attractive women leave their men and disappear into an unmarked tent, never to be seen again, and the men wander away, forgetting that they ever had girlfriends or wives. When Granuaile falls under the barker’s influence and enters the tent, Atticus isn’t about to forget it and move on.

    Desecration980 says: "OMG the narrator"
    "Bad narrator"
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    I did not like the narrator he did not give the characters life or emotion and pronounced the names differently than what I was used to in the other books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Reason to Believe

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Diana Copland
    • Narrated By Jack LeFleur
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (241)
    Performance
    (229)
    Story
    (233)

    Detective Matthew Bennett doesn't believe in ghosts. So when the spirit of a murdered child leads him to her body, he's shaken to the core - and taken off the case. Unable to explain his vision, or to let go of the investigation, Matthew turns to renowned medium Kiernan Fitzpatrick. Though he has doubts about Kiernan's claims to communicate with the dead, Matt is nevertheless drawn to the handsome psychic, who awakens feelings he thought were long-buried.

    Christine says: "Skin Crawling"
    "Oops! I didn't realize it was a gay love story..."
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    Seriously. I chose the book from my phone so the cover was tiny so I didn't realize it was two guys and I skimmed the summery only a little. Still, I really liked the book. The story was good and it just happened that the love story was about two guys. The love was realistic and the sex sensual. I like guys so when they talked about manly body parts it worked for me. The sex was nothing like the other gay books I fell upon like say "8 inches" that sex just seemed violent and painful.
    The book was about the story and not really about two guys having sex. It was a well written romantic mystery with a great love story, sensual sex...who just happen to be nice guys.

    I liked it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hexed: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8510)
    Performance
    (7654)
    Story
    (7670)

    Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, doesn’t care much for witches. Still, he’s about to make nice with the local coven by signing a mutually beneficial nonaggression treaty when suddenly the witch population in modern-day Tempe, Arizona, quadruples overnight. And the new girls are not just bad, they’re badasses with a dark history on the German side of World War II. With a fallen angel feasting on local high school students, a horde of Bacchants blowing in from Vegas, and a dangerously sexy Celtic goddess of fire vying for his attention, Atticus is having trouble scheduling the witch hunt.

    A. Sentoni says: "Authenticity, Humor and Brilliant Writing"
    "Quickly becoming a total FAN of this series!!!"
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    Where does Hexed rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Right now it's mine and my 12 year old daughters favorite series!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Hexed?

    When we first meet Coyote.


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

    He is a master of the voices and expressions!!


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

    Lots of laughing!!


    Any additional comments?

    Clever writing, engaging story line, good character development lots of humor and very good narration! All the basics for a good listen.

    The series is probably filed under Young Adult and possibly written more for male listeners but my 12 year old daughter loves the series! There is some mention of sex and nudity but nothing graphic or inappropriate. The author has slipped in lots of jokes only a Gen-X-er would get, which gives me the chance to explain some pop-culture references to my daughter.

    We are both listening to the series and enjoy asking each other "How far are you now?" The narrator does a great job bringing the characters to life. We randomly blurt out, in our very best Oberon the dog voice "Sausages?!" to which Dad looks at us like we are crazy, and we burst out laughing!

    We are on book 4 in the series and I realized I should probably rate and review what we have listened to so far. I totally recommend the series to adults and young adults alike. It's not my typical read, I tend toward erotica, paranormal, military/war, murder mystery, and syfi. I love this series and so does my daughter!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hounded: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10991)
    Performance
    (9815)
    Story
    (9787)

    Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old - when in actuality, he’s twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer. Unfortunately, a very angry Celtic god wants that sword, and he’s hounded Atticus for centuries....

    Chris says: "Finally, a modern day fantasy that really hits the"
    "Great start to an entertaining series!!"
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    Clever writing, engaging story line, good character development lots of humor and very good narration! All the basics for a good listen.

    The series is probably filed under Young Adult and possibly written more for male listeners but my 12 year old daughter loves the series! There is some mention of sex and nudity but nothing graphic or inappropriate. The author has slipped in lots of jokes only a Gen-X-er would get, which gives me the chance to explain some pop-culture references to my daughter.

    We are both listening to the series and enjoy asking each other "How far are you now?" The narrator does a great job bringing the characters to life. We randomly blurt out, in our very best Oberon the dog voice "Sausages?!" to which Dad looks at us like we are crazy, and we burst out laughing!

    We are on book 4 in the series and I realized I should probably rate and review what we have listened to so far. I totally recommend the series to adults and young adults alike. It's not my typical read, I tend toward erotica, paranormal, military/war, murder mystery, and syfi. I love this series and so does my daughter!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The King: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By J.R. Ward
    • Narrated By Jim Frangione
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1529)
    Performance
    (1422)
    Story
    (1429)

    After turning his back on the throne for centuries, Wrath, son of Wrath, finally assumed his father's mantle - with the help of his beloved mate. But the crown sets heavily on his head. As the war with the Lessening Society rages on, and the threat from the Band of Bastards truly hits home, he is forced to make choices that put everything - and everyone - at risk. Beth Randall thought she knew what she was getting into when she mated the last pure blooded vampire on the planet: An easy ride was not it.

    whitney says: "I'm confused..."
    "All my favorite characters are in the story again!"
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    I enjoyed this one more than the last two. JR does a great job revisiting the characters we fell for when the series began. This book is full of story! The last two felt like she was strong on plot but the story was watered down to fill the pages. I loved this book!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ghost: Paladin of Shadows, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By John Ringo
    • Narrated By Jeremy Arthur
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (559)
    Performance
    (519)
    Story
    (524)

    Former SEAL Michael Harmon, Team Name ''Ghost'', retired for service injuries, is not enjoying college life. But things are about to change, if not for the better. When he sees a kidnapping, a series of, at the time logical, decisions leave him shot to ribbons and battling a battalion of Syrian commandos with only the help of three naked co-eds who answer to the names ''Bambi,'' ''Thumper'' and ''Cotton Tail.'

    Jenassecret says: "Military-Erotica! I want MORE!!!"
    "Military-Erotica! I want MORE!!!"
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    WOW! I loved this book!

    Yes, there is some pretty disturbing sex and even rape, so if you cannot stomach that sort of thing, then skip it.

    I love military books real and fiction, but the true stories seem to all but neuter the real life heroes or vaguely imply they even have a sex life, and the so called romance/erotica try to describe an "operation" and have no clue what an elite soldier does as to sound so wrong it's just stupid.

    Elite soldiers are elite because they are just wired differently than the average guy. Mike Ghost is all that with a few wires crossed when it comes to his sex life.

    Ghost is the first of the Paladin of Shadows series. There are 6 books so far but Audible has only the one book! Now I have to figure out where to get the other books...I'm hooked.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Accidental SEAL: SEAL Brotherhood, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Sharon Hamilton
    • Narrated By J. D. Hart
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (305)
    Performance
    (270)
    Story
    (271)

    Christy Nelson embarks on her new career in Real Estate by holding her first open house, at the wrong house, by accident, where she finds the nude sleeping body of a man. Navy SEAL Kyle Lansdowne, on a mission to find his missing Team buddy, is staying at his buddy's home while investigating the disappearance. When someone breaks in, he takes protective measures. He doesn't expect to find that a beautiful young woman is responsible for his teammate's abduction.

    Nicole Garcia says: "Sexy Miltary Read!!"
    "More Military men! More! More! More!"
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    Oh, I so wanted this to be better than it was! The Narration was horrible! About mid way through the book J. D. Hart sounded like a 6th grader reading a text book before his class. He had no inflection, no emotion and each line after line, paragraph after paragraph sounded the same. No! No! No!

    I really enjoyed the story. I LOVED the sex! The sex was done just the way I like it!
    No, whiny overemotional virgins in this book, just real women and real men (kick @ss men!) having real gritty sex! There was a little too much introspection and reflection during/after the last big sex scene but still wonderful.

    I think it must be difficult to write about hard core military men who fall in love. So many authors forget that we fall for these elite soldiers because they are the elite, they are willing to do what few men are able to do. Often times authors take these rugged men and turn them into teddy bears as soon as they fall in love. Well, that just ruins the fantasy!
    Mrs. Hamilton did not ruin this love story buy turning the man into a wimp!

    I think I will find the book in print and reread the story adding my own narration in my mind. If it is ever re-released with a performance by Scott Brick, Phil Gigante, Mark Boyette, Eric Dove, Jim Frangione or almost anyone else, I would cough up another credit in a heartbeat!!

    You know, the sex really was good, I might have to listen to it again and just skip to the good parts...

    5 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Mark Owen, Kevin Maurer
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3838)
    Performance
    (3420)
    Story
    (3450)

    From the streets of Iraq to the mountaintops of Afghanistan and to the third floor of Osama Bin Laden's compound, operator Mark Owen of the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Development Group - commonly known as SEAL Team Six - has been a part of some of the most memorable special operations in history, as well as countless missions that never made headlines. No Easy Day puts listeners alongside Owen and the other handpicked members of the 24-man team as they train for the biggest mission of their lives.

    Darwin8u says: "Gripping, first-hand narrative of Op Neptune Spear"
    "It really is that good!"
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    About an hour into it, you realize that these guys give up a lot to be the best. They can't have a normal life. They are not "normal" people either, otherwise you and I and the "dude" down the street could do the things they are trained to do. Their life isn't a video game, there isn't a "do-over button". The book is well written and completely engaging.

    If you liked the writing, you must listen to "No Easy Day" by Brian Castner. It's a well written book about an Air Force EOD (Explosive Ordinance Disposal) Technician and how his life has been affected and changed by his missions in the Air Force. One of the ways the book was so compelling was how his story unfolded. The story moves around the timeline of events in a way that hooks you like a good mystery.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Caine Mutiny

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Herman Wouk
    • Narrated By Kevin Pariseau
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1024)
    Performance
    (893)
    Story
    (893)

    Having inspired a classic film and Broadway play, The Caine Mutiny is Herman Wouk's boldly dramatic, brilliantly entertaining novel of life—and mutiny—on a Navy warship in the Pacific theater. It was immediately embraced upon its original publication as one of the first serious works of American fiction to grapple with the moral complexities and the human consequences of the Second World War. In the intervening half century, this gripping story has become a perennial favorite, selling millions throughout the world, and claiming the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

    James says: "Even Better than the Movie"
    "Surprisingly Brilliant!"
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    Not my typical choice, but I just couldn't turn it off! Lots of Navy jargon but no so much that you can't follow it, it just made it more authentic. I was surprised by my reaction to the ending. Makes me want to listen to it all over again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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