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Suzanne

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Monster Hunter Vendetta

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4049)
    Performance
    (3562)
    Story
    (3581)

    Accountant turned professional monster hunter, Owen Zastava Pitt, managed to stop the nefarious Old Ones' invasion plans last year, but as a result made an enemy out of one of the most powerful beings in the universe. Now an evil death cult known as the Church of the Temporary Mortal Condition wants to capture Owen in order to gain the favor of the great Old Ones.

    Jason says: "Exciting story, well told, with a great villain"
    "Monster Hunter Vendetta"
    Overall

    I enjoyed every minute of listening to this book. The writer is sometimes violent yet funny. Like Harry Dresden of the Dresden files, the character is sarcastic, flawed and definitely an anti-hero. The narrator Oliver Wyman is amazing, really. His voice intonations and characters are funny, dramatic and truly believable. He really actuates the book. The first book is a warm up to this one. I say, go for it. If you like vampires, werewolves and other demons, you'll enjoy this true action adventure.

    17 of 21 people found this review helpful
  • Fallen

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Karin Slaughter
    • Narrated By Shannon Cochran
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1434)
    Performance
    (1110)
    Story
    (1109)

    There's no police training stronger than a cop's instinct. Faith Mitchell's mother isn't answering her phone. Her front door is open. There's a bloodstain above the knob. Her infant daughter is hidden in a shed behind the house. All that the Georgia Bureau of Investigations taught Faith Mitchell goes out the window when she charges into her mother's house, gun drawn. She sees a man dead in the laundry room. She sees a hostage situation in the bedroom. What she doesn't see is her mother.

    Nancy J says: "Gripping Story, Revelations of the Past"
    "My First Experience With this Author"
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    I bought this book from the Audible Daily Deal. Out of all the books, I've purchased in the daily deal or otherwise, this one is the best. The characters are well thought out, the dialogue excellent and the narration really good.

    I'm looking forward to now downloading other books from this author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Lost Fleet: Dauntless

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Jack Campbell
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel, Jack Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4161)
    Performance
    (2720)
    Story
    (2751)

    Captain John "Black Jack" Geary's legendary exploits are known to every schoolchild. Revered for his heroic "last stand" in the early days of the war, he was presumed dead. But a century later, Geary miraculously returns from survival hibernation and reluctantly takes command of the Alliance fleet as it faces annihilation by the Syndics.

    Appalled by the hero-worship around him, Geary is nevertheless a man who will do his duty. And he knows that bringing the stolen Syndic hypernet key safely home is the Alliance's one chance to win the war. But to do that, Geary will have to live up to the impossibly heroic "Black Jack" legend.

    Howard says: "Great Military Science Fiction"
    "Excellent Daily Deal Listen!"
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    I enjoyed this story. It gave me the opportunity to hear an author I've never heard before. Yes, I'm interested in hearing the rest of the story. The description describes it as blood and guts. This is not true in book one. There are no blood and guts ,just an introduction to characters and their dilemna. I say, try it, you'll really enjoy it.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Prince of Midnight

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Laura Kinsale
    • Narrated By Nicholas Boulton
    Overall
    (278)
    Performance
    (256)
    Story
    (255)

    He was once a legendary highwayman. Now he's a recluse in a ruined French castle, with only a half-wild wolf for a companion. When Lady Leigh Strachan comes looking for a man to aid in her revenge, she's disillusioned to find that the famed Prince of Midnight couldn't help even if he cared to - which he doesn't. S. T. Maitland wants nothing to do with his legend, or with this fierce, beautiful, broken woman... until the old thrill of living on the cutting edge of danger begins to rise in his blood again.

    Robbie says: "Imagine My Joy!"
    "Not Your Ordinary Romance Novel!"
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    I was so angry reading this book, not at the author but at the characters. What a weak man and a b------chy woman. I'd never put up with that kind of treatment or behavior.

    Yes, these characters are so human and so layered, you feel like you know them and dislike or like them. This was a real departure from the cardboard characters I've read about in most romance novels. The protagonist isn't some pretty, frail woman with a smart mouth or a bad temper that she has to explain or suppress at the last moment, she is a bitter, mean young lady who you truly may dislike. I did. However, we see behind all the cruel words and weaknesses that flaw these characters.

    I truly recommend this audio book. The writing is great and the narration excellent.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Blood Trade: Jane Yellowrock, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Faith Hunter
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (825)
    Performance
    (748)
    Story
    (749)

    The Master of Natchez, Mississippi has a nasty problem on his hands. Rogue vampires - those who follow the Naturaleza and believe that humans should be nothing more than prey to be hunted - are terrorizing his city. Luckily, he knows the perfect skinwalker to call in to take back the streets. But what he doesn’t tell Jane is that there’s something different about these vamps. Something that makes them harder to kill - even for a pro like Jane.

    Amazon Customer says: "FAVORITE JANE YELLOWROCK TO DATE!!"
    "Excellent Story"
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    I am amazed at how Faith Hunter weaves a story. The vampires in this book are definitely different, YUK. After I got into it, I could not stop listening. I felt like I was actually in a movie. I am so looking forward to the next installment. I truly enjoyed this book and can't wait to hear what happens with Jane and the two hunks who love her.

    What a dilemna!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Poison Study

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Maria V. Snyder
    • Narrated By Gabra Zackman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2023)
    Performance
    (790)
    Story
    (793)

    About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She'll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace, and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia. And so Yelena chooses to become a food taster.

    A says: "Fantasy, with a touch of romance."
    "Get This Book-Not Romance But Mystery"
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    Worth every second of your ears. No, it's not a formula romance novel; the heroin is not a skinny, beautiful yet strong, able to speak up for herself. Nor is our heroin a virgin who gives up her sexuality to a brute who underneath it all is really nice. This is more!

    This is a mystery, a fantasy, about betrayal, doubt, bravery all these traits our heroin possesses. The narrator tells the story without being over dramatic but patient. I truly loved this book. It was a pleasant surprise with vivid characters. If you're expecting vivid, sex scenes, look elsewhere.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Lion's Lady

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Julie Garwood
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (402)
    Performance
    (363)
    Story
    (366)

    Christina Bennett had taken London society by storm. The ravishing beauty guarded the secret of her mysterious past until the night Lyon, Marquis of Lyonwood, stole a searching, sensuous kiss. An arrogant nobleman with a pirate's passions, he tasted the wildfire smoldering beneath Christina's cool charm and swore to possess her.... But the feisty and defiant Christina would not be so easily conquered. Mistress of her heart and of her fortune, she resisted Lyon's sensuous caresses.

    Jordy says: "Yes another 5 star rating!"
    "Five Stars From Me!!!!"
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    This was such a fun book. The story was great, the sex scenes perfect, not over the top and the characters absolutely wonderful. If you want to listen to a fun, romantic novel, listen to this one. And of course I must say, I love Susan Duerden's narration. She is absolutely the best with characters. Julie Garwood's characters are always different and extremely interesting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lord of Temptation

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Lorraine Heath
    • Narrated By Faye Adele
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (123)
    Performance
    (112)
    Story
    (113)

    Once upon a time, he was Lord Tristan Easton - now he is Crimson Jack, a notorious privateer beholden to none, whose only mistress is the sea. But all that will change when exquisite Lady Anne Hayworth hires his protection on a trip into danger and seduction.... Desperation brought Anne to the bronzed, blue-eyed buccaneer. But after the Captain demands a kiss as his payment, desire will keep her at his side. She has never known temptation like this - but to protect her heart, she knows she must leave him behind. Yet Tristan cannot easily forget the beauty....

    CAROLYN says: "HISTORICAL ROMANCE AT IT'S ABSOLUTE BEST"
    "A Little Too Melodrama"
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    I really believe this book would have been so much better had the narrator not been so melodramatic. I truly like Lorraine Heath books but this one, I didn't, not so much. I understand romance is truly formula writing however, there are writers like Julie Garwood who put such a different twist on the plot that it makes the book worth listening to and enjoy. With that said, if the narrator is over-dramatic, making the female voice shake everytime she uses the word, "love", it takes away from the book.

    So through a lot of the book I found myself rolling my eyes.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ransom: Highlands' Lairds, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs)
    • By Julie Garwood
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (451)
    Performance
    (420)
    Story
    (424)

    In the dark days after the death of Richard the Lionhearted, lives and lands would fall into upheaval at the hands of a power-hungry British ruler and his violent minions. One victim of the scourge is innocent Gillian, who is a mere child when the cruel and ambitious Baron Alford slaughters her father and tears her family apart. Alford, determined to recover a jeweled box for the despotic King John, is furious when the precious treasure slips through his fingers - only to be lost for more than a decade.

    DARA says: "Love the Highlands' Lairds"
    "Excellent Writing and Narration"
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    I absolutely love Julie Garwood's characters and story telling. The women in this historical romance genre are always demure but strong. This book is similar and not as good as The Secret but still an amazing listen. Again I will comment on how much I love Susan Duerden's narration. Although it's a matter of personal taste as one reviewer didn't like her voices, I think they are absolutely amazing. She bring's Julie Garwood's words to life!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • On Dublin Street

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Samantha Young
    • Narrated By Paula Costello
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1198)
    Performance
    (1130)
    Story
    (1127)

    Jocelyn Butler has been hiding from her past for years. But all her secrets are about to be laid bare.... Four years ago, Jocelyn left her tragic past behind in the States and started over in Scotland, burying her grief, ignoring her demons, and forging ahead without attachments. Her solitary life is working well - until she moves into a new apartment on Dublin Street where she meets a man who shakes her carefully guarded world to its core.

    Leesa says: "Swept me away!!!"
    "Hard to Get Through and very predictable"
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    The story is good. I believe with a different narrator, it would have been much better. I found the narration flat which made me not like the character. A good narrator sells the story. However, this is my opinion. The story was ok. I didn't have much empathy for the main character.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Secret: Highlands' Lairds, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Julie Garwood
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (889)
    Performance
    (815)
    Story
    (819)

    Judith Hampton was as beautiful as she was proud and loyal. Her dear Scottish friend from childhood was about to give birth, and Judith had promised to be at her side. But there was another reason for the journey from her bleak English home to the Highlands: to meet the father she had never known, the Laird Maclean. Nothing prepared her, however, for the sight of the Scottish barbarian who was to escort her into his land...Iain Maitland, laird of his clan, a man more powerfully compelling than any she had ever encountered.

    CAROLYN says: "MEDIEVAL HIGHLAND ROMANCE AT IT'S BEST"
    "Five Stars for Me!!!"
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    Susan Duerden is an awesome narrator. I have never listened to a woman who could get the essence of the characters so well. Her voices are absolutely amazing. Oh yes, and I truly enjoyed this audio book. Just right in the story telling and the intimate encounters. Not over the top sex but just right. I don't think I'm a prude but taking a whole chapter (unless you're looking for that of course) to describe a sex is a little much for me. Personally, I like the intimate encounters however the story should move forward. I really like Julie Garwood's writing and will download future audio books.

    Excellent listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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