Tacoma, WA, United States | Member Since 2009
I would rank Gabriel's Inferno among the top ten per cent of the audiobooks I've listened to so far.
What I liked best about this story was experiencing the journey with all its twists, turns and pit falls that typically happen in a relationship, but made more interesting the way the author interwove the Dante literary references. It sparked my interest enough to return to some college reading to see if I could glean more than I did in my youth.
To say I enjoyed John Morgan's narration is an understatement. His performance brings a depth of passion and vivid richness to the story that borders on the hypnotic.
The argument between the Professor and Julia in the lecture hall was memorable!
I highly recommend this as a wonderful listen. Not fast paced, but a slow, lovely journey of love.
There have been many books written about WWII and I have read many of them. For that reason I almost passed up this gem. It's a powerful, thought-provoking look at this horrible time in history from the very intimate perspective of a woman, wife, mother, sister, daughter and friend. It's about impossible choices, strength of the human spirit, endurance beyond imagining and hope. A stark reminder that not only men, but also women, were heroes in that war.
It's a long book, but I never felt it to drag. The narration was very well done. And I found myself wanting to stop along the way to reflect on situations and decisions characters had made and ask myself, "What would you have done?" There are many moral dilemmas in this book, none of which are easy. How far would you go to protect your child?
It was well worth the credit. The best book I've listened to in the past twelve months.
This book has all the elements of a Gothic tale, the brooding hero, the turreted house on a cliff by the thundering sea, mysterious death, etc. But it also delivers Susan Elizabeth Phillips special cast of interesting characters: a strong and quirky female heroine who desperately needs to be rescued, but gets into trouble while trying to rescue everyone else, a set of puppets who can't keep their mouths shut, an endearing child who needs to be rescued, and an assortment of other island dwellers, none of whom are what they appear to be.
All of this and a sexy, compelling love story too. And I will add, for anyone put off by all the erotica wanna be books flooding the market today. Ms. Phillips wrote some wonderful love scenes without having to go into lurid detail about body parts, or using vulgar language. She is a class act all the way. You absolutely don't want to miss this one.
Susan Elizabeth Phillips is at the top of her game. It's the best romance I've listened to in a very long time.
True to Linda Lael Miller's style this audio book is full of down home country warmth, real folks, and a few of those castoff critters who need a loving home, both the four-footed and two-footed variety. Along with that, it's chock full of enough cowboy country colloquialisms to choke a horse, but those of us who enjoy these Big Sky stories don't mind. In fact, that is what adds to the charm. Speaking of adding to the charm, the gravely, baritone of Jack Garrett just about melts me into a puddle every time I hear his voice. I think he has the voice of the quintessential cowboy. So that makes this listen just about perfect for me.
This was a complete waste of time. It is a copy cat novel, no need to mention whose, but
there is also such gaping holes in the research that no one could suspend belief for that long.
Anyway, even if you are getting it for the erotic element, don't waste the credit, there isn't much and it's not very well done. It's another one of those cliff hanger endings meant to suck you into the next book, which given the content of this one, I don't care to find out.
This one grabbed me. From the beginning I was emotionally involved in the mystery and suspense of the story. The interaction of the characters was riveting and steamy! ! Whew... Excellent narration. Loved the book so much I bought the second before I finished the first. Trust me, you will want to do the same, because this one is a cliffhanger.
This is not an easy love story. It's at times uncomfortable, thought provoking, and frustrating. I loved the story all the more for those very reasons. There are intensely passionate moments and very sweet "breakthrough" moments.
The narrator does an excellent performance with the different characters, male and female vocals and Scots accent.
The dialogue is believable and very humorous at times, at others just heartbreaking. Stay with it to the end. It's a very satisfying listen. Well worth the credit.
I tried this first book in the Fatal series and loved it so much I bought the entire series. I have since listened to them all again. It has become one of my favorites.
The variety of characters are well-developed, the dialogue is believable and the mysteries aren't predictable. All that and the romance that develops throughout the series between Sam, the smart lady detective and Nick, the very handsome and charming Senator is beyond yummy. They mix it up between the sheets and manage to juggle their very busy lives and careers, sometimes not so well, which makes for very interesting listening.
Even though the narrators change mid-series, they don't do a bad job of maintaining consistent voices.
Very definitely worth the credit!
Maya Banks never fails to strike the right balance in romance and erotica. I loved Fever, but it started out surprising me because I rather expected Jace and Ash to find a woman of their own to share and keep. However, this is not the case. This is Jace's love story and it's a great one. I won't give any more spoilers than that.
I will say that Adam Paul's narration completely nails Jace's character right down to the brooding, sexual intensity. The sex scenes are so hot, steam practically comes out the headphones. Adam Paul is fairly new to narrating books here, but I look forward to hearing more from him.
I loved the Fatal series by Marie Force which was why I tried the first in this series. It truly sounds like it could be a production of an earlier work because it lacks the depth, polish, character development and interesting dialog I was expecting from all the books in the Fatal series. I will never purchase another book narrated by Holly Fielding. I barely stayed awake through this one!
I will probably try the I-Team series by Pamela Clare. I listened to the sample and it sounded interesting and the narrator sounded good.
This narrator nearly put me to sleep. The love scenes were boring due to her monotone delivery. I mean, if a guy isn't any more excited than Holly Fielding made Mac sound, I would have asked him to leave and done my nails instead.
It was predictable, but sweet.
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