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Stacey

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  • In Bed with a Highlander

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Maya Banks
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1338)
    Performance
    (1221)
    Story
    (1233)

    Ewan McCabe, the eldest, is a warrior determined to vanquish his enemy. Now, with the time ripe for battle, his men are ready and Ewan is poised to take back what is his-until a blue-eyed, raven-haired temptress is thrust upon him. Mairin may be the salvation of Ewan's clan, but for a man who dreams only of revenge, matters of the heart are strange territory to conquer.

    marlene says: "Steamy as only a Maya Banks can be!!!"
    "Good listen"
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    This was a good listen. It was a departure from Maya Banks usual writing. I was disappointed because it seemed like Ms. Banks channeled the writing of Julie Garwood and her book, "The Bride". Lots of discussions of "her duties" as his wife. Lots of conversations that entail, "Wife,....." or "Husband...." I just rolled my eyes when they spoke this way as it reminded me of the Julie Garwood's writing. I can't imagine anyone talking to his liege the way the hero of the story did. "If I wanted you dead, you already would be, my lord" That was not believable at all to me. Nevertheless, it was an entertaining read and I was pleased with this book and will listen to the others. I am looking forward to the third installment of this book where the main character is a fighter as well as a lady.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Beautiful Ashes: Broken Destiny, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Jeaniene Frost
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (35)

    Ever since she was a child, Ivy has been gripped by visions of strange realms just beyond her own. But when her sister goes missing, Ivy discovers the truth is far worse - her hallucinations are real, and her sister is trapped in a parallel realm. And the one person who believes her is the dangerously attractive guy who's bound by an ancient legacy to betray her. Adrian might have turned his back on those who raised him, but that doesn't mean he can change his fate, no matter how strong a pull he feels toward Ivy.

    Hassan says: "It Was A Good Read!!"
    "This is NOT a Cat & Bones Novel!!!"
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    This was a seriously different departure for JF here. I loved the story line here and was excited that Ms. Frost had the insight to make sure this was a truly different. I really liked the story. Falling in love at age 20 seems more like YA to me though. There was a romantic scene for the two heroes which was well done and appropriate for the series. I, however, want to read about older and more mature people. I plan to buy the next book in the series, but of course I hope that the way this was left is that the heroine will spend time maturing.

    JF poses a crisis of faith for the heroine. This development of faith was based on one's true inner spiritual identity was dealt with in an amazing and tolerant way. Her humor was well done. As we all know from her recent books--demons can be killed with demon bone. In this book, there is a world at stake and the rules are different. Although I miss them, I really appreciated the departure from Bones and Cat. Ms. Frost truly shows the depth of here writing. My only complaint about the book is that Ms. Frost writes about a PTSD attack which is really an anxiety attack. PTSD is a disorder and one can have symptoms but not an attack.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Doctor Wears a Stetson: Diamondback Ranch, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Anne Marie Novark
    • Narrated By Erin Mallon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (132)
    Performance
    (117)
    Story
    (120)

    Jessie Kincaid was fifteen and innocent when Cameron asked her to the prom. She lost her heart that night, but his plans didn't change. He left their small town to pursue his dreams. Seventeen years later, a trip home leads Cameron McCade back to Salt Fork, Texas and the newly widowed Jessie Divine. Since his return, the fire between them burns as hot as ever. Can they take up where they left off? Can Jessie risk her heart again?

    Amazon Customer says: "Dawn's Review of The Doctor Wears a Stetson"
    "Narrator made this book worse."
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    I was so disappointed with this book. I have never met so many stupid people in my entire life. The way the narrator read the people was as if they were all airhead. Her voice lilts in odd place and she does not have a good repertoire of voices. In fact her male voices are just awful! I don't know why this book was was six hours. It could have been done in one. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME!

    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
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (388)
    Performance
    (357)
    Story
    (357)

    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!"
    "Sex when the other person isn't interested is RAPE"
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    The only positive is that Nicholas Boulton is an excellent narrator.

    I am not sure how others rated this book, but I found it archaic and sadly written. I could not really stand to listen to the characters interact with each other. I kept wondering how we could have writers today that insist upon writing about a man having sex with a partner who is only lying there. I found myself saying--don't you idiot! Wait! But the stupid man never pleased her or seduced her and gave her the same pleasure he received. The idiot claimed he was in love with her but had sex with her when he KNEW she wasn't interested. He wanted her so much and loved her so much he had to have sex???!!!! He could not hold off enough to woo her properly? One could argue that this kind of stuff happened back then and even now. HOWEVER--to those foolish enough to say this--This is modern FICTION. Since it is false, can't we have it the way we really want our romance?

    The idea of submitting to a man when he does nothing to pleasure the woman is archaic. This is an awful book and both of these characters were neither likable or sensible. They both consistently made poor choices. I could barely finish it. The premise sounded very interesting, but it was an awful book. Ms. Kinsale, will not get any more of my money or time. Thanks, but no thanks!!!

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Innocence: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (963)
    Performance
    (860)
    Story
    (875)

    He lives in solitude beneath the city, an exile from society, which will destroy him if he is ever seen. She dwells in seclusion, a fugitive from enemies who will do her harm if she is ever found. But the bond between them runs deeper than the tragedies that have scarred their lives. Something more than chance - and nothing less than destiny - has brought them together in a world whose hour of reckoning is fast approaching.

    Michael says: "Among Koontz’s Best Slow Interesting Books"
    "Same Theme as Previous Books"
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    I was so disappointed with this book. The boy proclaims he's hideous and from his nature, I could only surmise that he must be so beautiful that anyone who beholds him cannot stand the vision. As always, there are some deep moments and Koontz has a way with words; however, he's done this theme before. If you have ever read The Taking, this is along with the same theme. The end of the world and all it's evil and rebirth of the good ones. I was a little confused about the marionette theme that seems to be thrown in as a kicker. I really felt Mr. Koontz could have done so much with this part. He also has a deep piece with the arch bishop and I feel like he wasted this opportunity to develop the characters further. Imagine if the bad arch bishop went in to attack the female lead and the hero reveals his face--to the decimation of the evil arch bishop. Despite the let-down of this book, Koontz is still one of my favorite authors. He has so many hits that I am likely to pick it up. Many of the books one can read multiple times. This is not one of them.

    BTW: Macleod Andrews Kicks Butt as a narrator!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Naked Edge: I-Team Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Pamela Clare
    • Narrated By Kaleo Griffith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (213)
    Performance
    (194)
    Story
    (191)

    Someone wants the Native Americans off their sacred land. And when Navajo journalist Katherine James and park ranger Gabriel Rossiter team up to investigate why, their passion for the truth - and each other - makes them targets for those desperate enough to kill.

    J Kollett says: "Another Bit Hit"
    "Not one for me"
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    I love the I-team series, but this book was not one of the best. I didn't find it as intriguing as the others in the series. However, I can listen to Kaleo Griffith read a manual on installing fuses and still be hot as ever. I will still read other books, but I was a little disappointed with this installment.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Lana: A Novella

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By R. K. Lilley
    • Narrated By Nicole Phillips
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (75)
    Performance
    (72)
    Story
    (71)

    Lana can't remember a time when she wasn't hopelessly in love with Akira. Even knowing that he viewed her as a kid sister had never helped to dampen her feelings. One night together only made it worse. After seducing Akira, it became apparent that their love affair was hopelessly one-sided, and heartbroken, Lana fled her beloved island paradise. Eight years later, Lana finally returns home, planning to stay briefly, and only for business, but her plans go quickly awry when she runs into the man she could never get over.

    Stacey says: "Snoozeable and Unlikeable"
    "Snoozeable and Unlikeable"
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    I thought the premise of this story would be great. However, the heroine/victim not only begged the man to take her back, she got into a fisticuffs over him with his ex. A fisticuff--at age 28??? Ridiculous. Unfortunately, I also slept part of the way through the book. Lana's issue was that the man she loved was not going to marry her so she leaves Maui to experience life. When she returns she is supposed to be a sophisticated person but she flashed the hero and plays with herself while he is watching. I only thought, what a way to debase one's self. The main conflict was that there was racism in her marrying a Hawaiian man-it was frowned upon for such a wealthy man to marry a white mainlander even though she was well loved by his family. I could I could only think--welcome to what the mainland is for all the other minorities. Horrible book--weak woman. I don't understand what he saw in her. I also understand why the family might not want him to marry such a weak person irregardless of race.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Train Your Brain: Mental Toughness Training for Winning in Life Now!

    • UNABRIDGED (48 mins)
    • By Jason Scotts
    • Narrated By Kirk Hanley
    Overall
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    (2)

    Let's face it, especially these days, there's a lot going on and things are constantly coming at us to the point where overload sets in and mentally our brain is just not handling it. If that describes you, there's something you can do about it starting now. Get your hands on Train Your Brain: Mental Toughness Training for Winning in Life Now! You can't go wrong with this audiobook because it's written to improve your cognitive skills and throughout the process your brain will not be overworked.

    Stacey says: "Don't waste your brain on this!"
    "Don't waste your brain on this!"
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    This blurb on this book purports that, "You can't go wrong with this audiobook because it's written to improve your cognitive skills and throughout the process your brain will not be overworked." This is flat out crap. There are chapters on Long term memory, short term memory, amnesia--but maybe 1-2 minutes spent on exercises to do for MEMORY! This is definitely not what it says it will be. Further, Kirk Hanley's voice is scratchy and hard to listen to. DO NOT BUY!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Love and Other Scandals

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Caroline Linden
    • Narrated By Veida Dehmlow
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (281)
    Performance
    (247)
    Story
    (250)

    Joan Bennet has endured four Seasons without a single suitor or serious flirtation, let alone a marriage proposal. She's had just about enough of being a respectable wallflower and is giving serious thought to embarking on a life of sin, or at least lascivious adventure like the ones described in a popular scandalous book. When she meets her brother's favorite drinking mate, Viscount Burke, it seems her hopes of adventure might be answered . . .

    Yvette says: "SWEET WITH A BIT OF NAUGHTY :-)"
    "BORING!"
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    This book is so boring. Except for a stolen kiss in the first half of the book, not much romance goes on in this book. There is no time given to any kind of scandals for either of them. I was really interested in this book at first, but by the second half, I was just ready for it to be over. There was no chemistry between the two of them at all. Narrator has a wet and sharp pronunciation. Keep your money!

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Kissing Steel: Cyborg Seduction, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Laurann Dohner
    • Narrated By Mindy Kennedy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (277)
    Performance
    (259)
    Story
    (260)

    Steel is beyond irritated when he is maneuvered into ownership of a fragile human female. She’s not nearly big enough to handle his size or strength, yet she’s determined to get him into bed - into her. Steel realizes just what this little female is capable of when he awakens, chained to his bed, with her riding his very turned-on body. For a man who prides himself on his unyielding control, Steel soon finds Rena stripping him of it an inch at a time.

    Leesa says: "Getting better!!"
    "Much Better Than Book I"
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    This story line included a woman who was strong and able. She showed a strength of character that was not seen in book one. I really liked the story line and chemistry between Rena and Steele. This is definitely a book I would listen to again.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Make Her Howl: Werewolf Romance Rough Sex Erotica

    • UNABRIDGED (50 mins)
    • By Michelle Fox
    • Narrated By Rose Caraway
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (27)

    Chloe is a null, a werewolf who can't change, and pack law says nulls can't live on pack land. As she prepares to leave the only home she's ever known, temptation and desire arrive on her doorstep in the form of Jackson, a darkly handsome alpha. He says he can bring her wolf, but she'll have to submit to him in ways she never imagined. Their union is rough and savage - Jackson is a wolf on a mission: He will make her howl...one way or another.

    Stacey says: "A good teaser that would make a great book"
    "A good teaser that would make a great book"
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    I really thought this fell short of being rough sex erotica. It was definitely romance and would make a great longer story. There was no rough sex and no erotica. However, I would love to see these characters on an adventure. This author is one to watch.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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