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Cyndi

Clinton Twp, MI, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • 25 reviews
  • 176 ratings
  • 510 titles in library
  • 97 purchased in 2014
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  • Deep in the Valley: Grace Valley, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Robyn Carr
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (325)
    Performance
    (293)
    Story
    (293)

    Welcome to Grace Valley, California - where blood runs thicker…ties are stronger…and love is all the more sweet. Visitors to the town often remark about the valley's peace and beauty - both of which are plentiful. Unlocked doors, front porches, pies cooling in the windows - this is country life at its finest. But visitors don't always see what lies at the heart of a community. Or just beyond.… June Hudson grew up in Grace Valley, the daughter of the town doctor. Leaving only to get her medical training, she returned home and followed in her father's footsteps.

    Robbie says: "A Marriage Made in Heaven"
    "Great Story, Great Narrator!"
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    If you like a little "warm & fuzzy" in your books then you will love this!

    Robyn Carr never disappoints!! I love the story, love the narrator and just wish there was more. Hope the other 2 books in the trilogy are released in audiobook soon. If you've listened to Virgin River, this book will make you want want to check in on Mel & Jack.
    Therese Plummer is amazing, I will buy any book she narrates!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Cade: Le Beau Shifter Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By V.A. Dold
    • Narrated By Robert Martinez
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Anna James is single again, finally. In her opinion, men are self-centered and will never love her for who she is, a beautiful, plus sized woman. All except the fantasy man that she's been meeting in her dreams for five years. She just never expected her fantasy to be a real live alpha shifter... Cade Le Beau isn't what he seems. He's a billionaire wolf. A Shifter. He laments his missed chance six months ago to meet his fantasy woman in the flesh.

    Helen Dickenson says: "Cades story - a enjoyable listening experience"
    "Great start to his series!"
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    I really enjoyed the story, I love shifters and the idea of the one true mate. Cade was a different type of alpha male than I am used to and that was great. Usually they are bossy and demanding in a sexy way but Cade was a grizzly bear with everyone but Anna. With Anna he was a teddy bear and it was endearing. I liked that it wasn't a cliff hanger too. Although I can't wait to read Simon but only because his story seems very interesting not because I felt like I was left without an ending.

    The narrator for the audiobook was perfect in my opinion. He has such a deep growly voice that it was great for a Cajun alpha male shifter. I will recommend this book to my paranormal loving friends.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jason: Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 23

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Laurell K. Hamilton
    • Narrated By Kimberly Alexis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (84)
    Performance
    (78)
    Story
    (78)

    Jason Schuyler is one of Anita Blake's best friends and favorite werewolves, with benefits. J.J. is his lady love, an old flame from childhood who dances at one of the top ballet companies in New York. She's accomplished, beautiful, and she's crazy about him, too. Neither of them wants to be monogamous, so what could go wrong? J.J. is enthusiastically bisexual, with an emphasis on the female side of things.

    pewter says: "Laurel K. Hamilton: High Priestess of Polyamorism"
    "Disappointed!"
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    I love Anita, and Jason is my favorite but this book was 3 hours of orgy and 1 hours and 45 minutes of explaining to Anita how she feels because for some reason she is incapable of figuring out her feelings on her own. I was very sad that there wasn't any paranormal anything in this book. No Jean Claude, Asher, Richard or Edward! It wasn't even really about Jason, it was about Anita and Jade and SEX. I'm not giving up on Anita yet because I have hopes that the next full length book will be back to hunting! I love the sex in these books but I need a little story too.

    16 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • Misadventures In Infidelity

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Johnny Stone
    • Narrated By Emily Locke
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Misadventures in Infidelity is sexy string of stories revolving around a married woman’s untamed desires. Each story begins with a flashback, as Erin recalls her earlier days of infidelity. Erin Porter is a slut and a tease, she always has been. Nothing changed after she’s married, as she thought it would, except having a ring on her finger and a man who has no idea what she’s doing when he’s away from home.

    Cyndi says: "HOLY HOTNESS!!!"
    "HOLY HOTNESS!!!"
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    I really enjoyed this book! I was very well written with just the right amount of details in all the right places ;) The narration was pretty good too.

    I was on the fence about the main character, not because she was cheating but because of some of the situations she got herself into. I loved that she knew what she want and went for it. I do wish it would have been a little long and maybe some more Rob details, I would have loved more details of her "Sexy time" with him. I think my favorite part was the 1st time she cheated...HOLY HOTNESS!

    I haven't read many erotica books by male authors, maybe none actually and I think I will be looking for more after this one. I have to say I loved that she went for what she wanted without worrying about what she'd look like to others. There was no 'oh my I can't do that" or "what will he think of me later" she just did what she enjoyed. It was a little raunchy, a little messy and maybe a little vulgar too....that's what made it hot for me!

    ****On another note, If you have a problem with infidelity then don't read a book about it, I personally didn't have a problem (it is fiction after all). I think the "Bad or wrong" factor makes it hot!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Out of Breath: The Breathing Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Rebecca Donovan
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (524)
    Performance
    (487)
    Story
    (489)

    Emma Thomas is hiding. From everything and everyone... including herself. But she can't hide forever. Her past will find her, and her secrets won't remain quiet - not if she wants to be forgiven. Emma learns that honesty can hurt worse than betrayal, and the truth may cost her the only love she's ever known.

    Jordy says: "Finally No More cliffhangers! I love a good HEA!!"
    "Good Ending to a GREAT Series!"
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    I didn't LOVE this book as much as I LOVED the 1st two but that is sure asking for a lot! The 1st part of this book was good and had you wondering where the story was going, the middle was a bunch of nothing really and the end was exactly what I wanted and expected. I didn't end this feeling like I was left hanging. I loved this series so much that I will buy anything else written by Rebecca Donovan!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Barely Breathing: Breathing, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Rebecca Donovan
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (550)
    Performance
    (507)
    Story
    (511)

    “I’ve spent most of my life trying to make it to a future that still hasn’t happened, or avoid a past that won’t let me go. I don’t remember when I’ve ever just stopped to live in the present, to hold on to the seconds I’m in.”Emma Thomas’s struggle with an abusive home life came to a heart-pounding conclusion in the final chapters of Reason to Breathe, the first installment of The Breathing Series — Rebecca’s Donovan’s bestselling romantic thriller (USA Today). Now her secret life has been exposed, and her tormentor can’t hurt her anymore. Yet, some are still haunted by that night. The bruises may have faded, but scars and fears remain. How will she reclaim her life when she’s barely breathing?

    Tonya says: "Again, what a great story."
    "Another WOW!!!!!"
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    This book was as good if not better than the 1st book. I LOVE this series and will be recommending this to all my friends. Again I was so glad that I had already purchased book 3 before I finished book 2. Kate Rudd does a good job narrating too.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Reason to Breathe: Breathing, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Rebecca Donovan
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (836)
    Performance
    (773)
    Story
    (771)

    In the affluent town of Weslyn, Connecticut, where most people worry about what to be seen in and who to be seen with, Emma Thomas would rather not be seen at all. She’s more concerned with feigning perfection - pulling down her sleeves to conceal the bruises, not wanting anyone to know how far from perfect her life truly is. Without expecting it, she finds love. It challenges her to recognize her own worth - at the risk of revealing the terrible secret she’s desperate to hide.

    Nancy Devault says: "Awesome"
    "WOW....Just WOW!!!"
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    I loved this book!!! I was almost breaking my Ipod by pushing the forward button when it ended! Thankful that I already purchased the 2nd book in this series so i didn't have to wait.

    This is a very emotional story about a girl who spends her days trying to disappear in plain site until a new boy come into school and won't let her fade into the background. Slowly she starts getting more comfortable in her own skin and starts to find "reasons to breathe". Without giving away an hints about the ending....be prepared to be wrecked emotionally when this book is over.

    17 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • Rush: The Breathless Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Maya Banks
    • Narrated By Adam Paul
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1168)
    Performance
    (1073)
    Story
    (1079)

    When Gabe Hamilton saw Mia Crestwell walk into the ballroom for his hotel’s grand opening, he knew he was going to hell for what he had planned. After all, Mia is his best friend’s little sister. Except she’s not so little anymore. And Gabe has waited a long time to act on his desires. Gabe has starred in Mia’s fantasies more than once, ever since she was a teenager with a huge crush on her brother’s best friend. So what if Gabe’s 14 years older? Mia knows he’s way out of her league, but her attraction has only grown stronger with time. She’s an adult now, and there’s no reason not to act on her most secret desires.

    donna says: "Yuck!!!!"
    "LOVED LOVED LOVED IT!!!"
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    I really enjoyed this book. Finished it in 1 day! I loved that both characters didn't have crazy traumatized pasts and they just like what they like and it's not because of something that happened to them. It was a sweet story with very little drama like the rest of the books in this genre lately. Adam Paul did a good job. Can't wait to listen to Ash & Jace's stories!! Maya Banks is awesome as always!!!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Maverick: Elite Ops, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Lora Leigh
    • Narrated By Clarissa Knightly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (224)
    Performance
    (207)
    Story
    (210)

    Micah Sloane knows almost everything there is to know about Risa Clay, including the vicious betrayal she endured years ago and the distrust she’s harbored ever since. The only way for the Elite Ops agent to uncover an assassin - and banish the ghosts of his own dark past - is to use Risa as bait. But nothing has prepared him for her disarming blend of innocence and sensuality, or for his overwhelming need to protect her.… Risa has spent six years rebuilding her life. And now, to save it, she must pose as Micah’s lover and draw a killer into the open.

    CAROLYN says: "A great listen and it had me hooked at Chapter 1"
    "Just Ok..."
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    The story was just ok, the character chemistry was lacking. I may have enjoyed this better if the narration was different. I normally like this narrator but I didn't like the voice and dry way she narrated Micah, I also had a hard time with the way she pronounced specific words including the way she pronounced the hero's name, I've never heard Micah pronounced like Meekah and it drove me crazy.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Shades of Gray: A KGI Novel, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Maya Banks
    • Narrated By Adam Paul
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (321)
    Performance
    (296)
    Story
    (298)

    P. J. and Cole were sharpshooting rivals on the same KGI team and enjoyed a spirited, uncomplicated camaraderie. Until the night they gave in to their desires and suddenly took their relationship one step further. In the aftermath of their one-night stand, they’re called out on a mission that goes terribly wrong, and P. J. walks away from KGI, resolved not to drag her teammates into the murky shadows she’s poised to delve into. Six months later, Cole hasn’t given up his search for P. J., and he’s determined to bring her back home where she belongs.

    Alisa says: "Disappointed by the change of narrator."
    "Story is Amazing....Narrator Change Not So Much!!"
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    This is a great book in the KGI series! It was refreshing to read about a heroine that didn't need to be protected! PJ is a tough girl and Cole loves that about her. The narration was not terrible it just was not the voice that we have associated these characters with. I can say that I never imagined Cole having such a southern accent, probably because of the previous narrator. Worth the credit for me !

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • No Mercy: A Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Lori Armstrong
    • Narrated By Jennifer Van Dyck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (41)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (16)

    Mercy Gunderson is a straight shooter with a hard edge. On medical leave from the Army, she returns home to South Dakota, which isn't much safer for her than Iraq. Arriving just after the death of her father, it is up to Mercy to decide what to do with the family ranch. Trying to deal with her irresponsible sister and nephew, while silently coping with her own guilt, Mercy is suddenly pulled into the local community when the body of a Native American boy is found on her land.

    Jean says: "No Mercy"
    "Enjoyable!"
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    I purchased this because I love the books this author writes as Lorelei James, and I am glad I gave it a try as it is nothing like the others books I've read. The story wasn't very fast but it fit perfectly with the slow paced country life the characters live. Mercy Gunderson is a little rough around the edges but I liked that about her. Jennifer Van Dyck did a great job narrating. I will be purchasing the next book in this series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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