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Angi

Avid reader. I love urban fantasy, paranormal, Mystery, Suspense, Detective, some Sci-Fi, and even some romance.

fairfield, OH, USA | Member Since 2002

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  • Eat Prey Love: Love at Stake, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Kerrelyn Sparks
    • Narrated By Gia St. Claire
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (242)
    Performance
    (185)
    Story
    (191)

    Carlos Panterra is looking for a mate, a woman who will love and care for the young orphans he's recently taken under his wing (or paw, as the case may be). When the shape shifter spies the beautiful Caitlyn, it's like sunshine amidst the darkness. At last, he's found the perfect woman, except... Caitlyn Whelan is mortal. Worse, her father is the head of a CIA agency bent on hunting the undead. Still, Caitlyn knows that Carlos is the man for her, shape shifter or not. So she jumps at the chance when her sister offers her a job to work with him....

    Angi says: "Good book, irritating narrator"
    "Good book, irritating narrator"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I like the story, the series has been great, and this story is on par with the rest of the series. The problem is with the narrator. Ms St Claire has a very sweet voice, but she sounds very, very young. I picture the female lead as a 12 year old because of the narrators voice. This narrator would be better suited for childrens books or young adult. Her Scottish and Portugese accents are better than a few other narrators that have read books in this series have been...I just find the youth of her voice very distracting.


    Any additional comments?

    This series seems to struggle with finding a really good narrator, the publisher needs to find someone who can handle different accents well, and that has the ability to do both male and female voices.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • A Shiver of Light: Merry Gentry, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Laurell K. Hamilton
    • Narrated By Charlotte Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (250)
    Performance
    (230)
    Story
    (233)

    Merry Gentry pretends to be human. She moved to Los Angeles and began working as a private investigator at Grey's Detective Agency. But all of this is just a disguise; in fact she is a princess of faerie, her real name is Meredith Nic Essus, and she had to flee the Dark Court of Faerie because of attempts on her life. In order to inherit her rightful crown, Merry needed to conceive an heir, a notoriously difficult task for the slow-reproducing Fey. In the 2009 novel Divine Misdemeanors, Merry had finally achieved that goal - and fans have been kept waiting all this time to find out what happens!

    Dennette says: "Narration not for me"
    "Story is ok, narration is bad"
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    Would you try another book from Laurell K. Hamilton and/or Charlotte Hill?

    I would avoid any books narrated by Charlotte Hill. She does not have the ability to change her voice for different characters like any good narrator can. Her English accent pervades all - even the LA based characters!


    If you’ve listened to books by Laurell K. Hamilton before, how does this one compare?

    Not as good as previous Gentry books.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Bring back Laurel Merlington! She was a great narrator for the other books. Unless she died, or was otherwise not available, please use her for future books!
    If not Merlington, pick someone who can do multiple voices well.


    Was A Shiver of Light worth the listening time?

    Barely.


    5 of 5 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
    (5397)
    Performance
    (4121)
    Story
    (4136)

    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!!!!!!!"
    "Fangs and Fun"
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    What made the experience of listening to Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs the most enjoyable?

    Molly Harper's books make me laugh out loud!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Dick Chaney has to be my favorite, he is such a loveable scoundrel.


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

    Amanda does great character voices! Her voices are the perfect fit for Ms Harpers humorous characters.


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

    Molly's books make me laugh out loud!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • How to Run with a Naked Werewolf

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1628)
    Performance
    (1521)
    Story
    (1507)

    Anna Moder has just witnessed a shooting, seen her car pulverized, and rescued a wounded stranger - only to discover he's really a werewolf. And by her recent standards, things are actually looking up. Lycanthropes don't faze Anna. Doctoring a wolf pack outside Grundy, Alaska, is the closest thing to home life she's known in years. But hitching a ride to Anchorage with long-absent pack member Caleb Graham - that's a risk. Part of her itches to whack his nose with a newspaper. The rest is trying unsuccessfully to keep her own paws off every delicious inch of him.

    itsallaboutthestory says: "More Serious Than The Others"
    "A little less screwball"
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    Would you listen to How to Run with a Naked Werewolf again? Why?

    I already have listened to this book more than once. This book was a great listen.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Same great characters you expect from Molly Harper, and great humor, but this story was a little less "Screwball" than some of her other books. This book is a bit more serious in its' subject matter.


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

    Amanda is a great narrator, she is one of those readers that brings the characters to life and can really express the humor in Molly's stories.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hunt the Moon: Cassandra Palmer, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Karen Chance
    • Narrated By Cynthia Holloway
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (329)
    Performance
    (251)
    Story
    (249)

    Cassandra Palmer recently defeated a god, which you'd think would buy a girl a little time off. But it doesn't work that way when your job description is Pythia---the world's chief clairvoyant. Cassie is busier than ever, trying to learn about her power, preparing for her upcoming coronation, and figuring out her relationship with the enigmatic sexy master vampire, Mircea. But someone doesn't want Cassie to become Pythia, and is willing to go to any lengths to make sure the coronation ceremony never happens.

    Leanna says: "To love or to be in love, That is the question???"
    "Amused and confused"
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    If you could sum up Hunt the Moon in three words, what would they be?

    I love this series. The narrator is good, Ms. Holloway does a creditable job with accents and differentiating character voices...and there are a LOT of characters to keep track of in these books! The plot thickens in this series, and it is starting to get a little muddled. It is still a great series, I just wonder how much farther the author can take it. in the last book and this one Cassie kills a god (little "g" but still). What does a girl do for an encore after that?


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Pritkin. He comes through for Cassie every time; he is reliable, constant, selfless and pretty damn badass; and the sexual tension between them is not to bad either...the only problem is Cassie doesn't seem to even realize she has feelings for him.


    Have you listened to any of Cynthia Holloway’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have listened to all of the Cassandra Palmer series so far...and the first two in the Dorina Basarab series. This one is my least favorite so far in the Cassie Palmer series...but not by much, it is still pretty darn good.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Not a one sitting obsession book, but maybe 2 or 3


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dragonseye: Dragonriders of Pern, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    Overall
    (183)
    Performance
    (117)
    Story
    (118)

    Thread: deadly silver strands that fall from the sky like rain, devouring every organic thing in their path - animals, plants, and people alike. Who could believe that such a horrible thing could exist? After all, it's been 200 years since Thread supposedly fell on Pern. No one alive remembers that first onslaught. There's no sign of it anywhere in the world.

    Angi says: "Excellent book, poor recording"
    "Excellent book, poor recording"
    Overall

    The book itself is excellent (as are most of the books in the Dragonriders of Pern series). What was disapointed was the quality of the recording, it sounded like it was recorded in a tunnel...even when downloaded at the best audio quality Audible offers. The narrator was also not up to Anne McCaffrey standards for previous books. The audiobook overall sounded amateurish.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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