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Lea

Cincinnati, OH, United States | Member Since 2014

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  • The Three Musketeers

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1336)
    Performance
    (1056)
    Story
    (1065)

    Mixing a bit of seventeenth-century French history with a great deal of invention, Alexandre Dumas tells the tale of young D'Artagnan and his musketeer comrades, Porthos, Athos, and Aramis. Together they fight to foil the schemes of the brilliant, dangerous Cardinal Richelieu, who pretends to support the king while plotting to advance his own power. Bursting with swirling swordplay, swooning romance, and unforgettable figures.

    A. A. Green says: "What Fun!"
    "The Original is Better"
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    Would you be willing to try another book from Alexandre Dumas? Why or why not?

    This is my first Dumas book but I'd be willing to read another. I thought I knew this story well because of the movies and plays I'd seen of it but the original is so different then edited versions that I was surprised.


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

    No, but it could be. I prefer taking stories in pieces so I can think about what has happened for a bit before I go on reading. This one did well in pieces for me.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Changes: The Dresden Files, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6583)
    Performance
    (4947)
    Story
    (4943)

    Long ago, Susan Rodriguez was Harry Dresden's lover-until she was attacked by his enemies, leaving her torn between her own humanity and the bloodlust of the vampiric Red Court. Susan then disappeared to South America, where she could fight both her savage gift and those who cursed her with it.Now Arianna Ortega, Duchess of the Red Court, has discovered a secret Susan has long kept, and she plans to use it-against Harry.

    Amazon Customer says: "WOW. I'm stunned!"
    "Best of the series!"
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    Any additional comments?

    Do yourself a favor and read all the other books in this series for you read this one. Though the author does a really good job of adding in previous details, there is just so much you will miss if you read this book cold.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • White Night: The Dresden Files, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6028)
    Performance
    (4705)
    Story
    (4713)

    In Chicago, someone has been killing practitioners of magic, those incapable of becoming full-fledged wizards. Shockingly, all the evidence points to Harry Dresden's half brother, Thomas, as the murderer. Determined to clear his sibling's name, Harry uncovers a conspiracy within the White Council of Wizards that threatens not only him, but his nearest and dearest, too.

    Donna says: "Intrigue in The White Court"
    "Molly gets a clue"
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    Would you listen to White Night again? Why?

    I am writing this review upon my second reading of the series. I liked this book because Molly finally understands how important it is for her to control her powers and not simply use them as she thinks best. She is growing up and finally accepting instruction. Very cool.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Proven Guilty: The Dresden Files, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6369)
    Performance
    (4968)
    Story
    (4949)

    The White Council of Wizards has drafted Harry Dresden as a Warden and assigned him to look into rumors of black magic in Chicago. Malevolent entities that feed on fear are loose in the Windy City, but it's all in a day's work for a wizard, his faithful dog, and a talking skull named Bob.

    Darran says: "Great listening experience"
    "More of a "real" detective story than the rest."
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    Would you listen to Proven Guilty again? Why?

    This is actually my second listening through the series. I am finding new things I don't recall from my first reading. This story for instance is more of a detective novel than the rest. Sure there are mysteries for Harry to figure out but this one is more human oriented. The supernatural is there but plays a lessor role. I liked this book more than the others.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Blood Rites: The Dresden Files, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6710)
    Performance
    (5295)
    Story
    (5289)

    Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, takes on a case as a favor to his friend Thomas - a vampire of dubious integrity - only to become the prime suspect in a series of ghastly murders.

    Karin W. says: "another terrific installment in the series..."
    "I love Dresden, but vampires are so overdone."
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    Don't know what to say about this book. It had the usual great characters and story but I just an so sick of vampires. Him did take a unique angle as he always does and the comic relief is still there but I just hate vampires.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Beat: The Dresden Files, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6710)
    Performance
    (5287)
    Story
    (5279)

    When a killer vampire threatens to destroy head of Special Investigations Karrin Murphy's reputation, unless Harry delivers the powerful Word of Kemmler to her, he has no choice. Now Harry is in a race against time to find the Word before Chicago experiences a Halloween night to wake the dead.

    Dan says: "I wish it was about 20 hours longer"
    "This book should be titled "I Hate Morgan""
    Overall
    Performance
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    Yes I do hate Morgan, but you have to admire how Butcher shapes even the characters you hate. I can totally understand why he acts the way he does even though I wish he wouldn't. And Butters get some character development in this installment. Great addition to the series

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fool Moon: The Dresden Files, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    Overall
    (9677)
    Performance
    (7570)
    Story
    (7543)

    Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden is Chicago's only openly practicing wizard. He is also dead broke. His vast knowledge and magical skills are unfortunately matched by his talent for making powerful enemies and alienating friends. With little more than his integrity left, he accepts an offer of work from Lt. Karin Murphy of Chicago's Special Investigations Unit. He wants to redeem himself in Murphy's eyes and make enough money to quiet his rumbling stomach.

    pterion says: "I'm liking Harry more and more"
    "Great Character Development"
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    Any additional comments?

    I like Jim's books because he develops all the characters he's writing about in such a great way that you understand their actions even while you want to scream at them to stop what they are doing. The supporting characters have such believable decision-making processes that the reader can identify with, that you find a little of yourself in every character. Even the dark/evil characters. Fool Moon is a good example with Murphy's growing misunderstanding of Harry's actions because of her lack of knowledge and Harry's struggle to know what is safe to tell her of the magic world he lives in.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Captivated & Entranced

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
    Overall
    (1381)
    Performance
    (965)
    Story
    (978)

    His interest in her was purely professional...or so he told himself. Nash Kirkland had sought out Morgana Donovan, self-proclaimed witch, to help him research his latest screenplay. The hardheaded skeptic didn't believe for a minute she was what she professed to be, but Nash somehow found himself falling under her bewitching spell. Nash had never trusted his feelings. How could he be sure the irresistible passion he felt was real and not just some conjurer's trick?

    Amazon Customer says: "Please get the sequel here at Audible!"
    "Witchcraft that seems normal"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Captivated & Entranced to be better than the print version?

    I don't think so for this one. I think I would have enjoyed it just as much in print.


    Would you recommend Captivated & Entranced to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes. It was a believable story of real people dealing with what most would say is not real. Roberts, here and in some other of her novels, has a way of making the supernatural seem very natural.


    What aspect of Therese Plummer’s performance would you have changed?

    She did well in her performance but it wasn't the greatest I've heard. Her characters were well formed but I think that reading the novel would have been just as good for me.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cold Days: The Dresden Files, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7065)
    Performance
    (6516)
    Story
    (6516)

    After being murdered by a mystery assailant, navigating his way through the realm between life and death, and being brought back to the mortal world, Harry realizes that maybe death wasn’t all that bad - because he is no longer Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard. He is now Harry Dresden, Winter Knight to Mab, the Queen of Air and Darkness. After Harry had no choice but to swear his fealty, Mab wasn’t about to let something as petty as death steal away the prize she had sought for so long.

    Ethan M. says: "Thwarts Every Expectation - In a Good Way"
    "Another success"
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    If you could sum up Cold Days in three words, what would they be?

    Keep it coming!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    It is always hard to answer this question for a Jim Butcher book because he gives so much attention to every character in his novels but in Cold Days I loved watching Molly’s growth and seeing how Dresden changes his relationship to her in response.


    What about James Marsters’s performance did you like?

    Always wonderful, Marsters reading is easy to listen to. He is the voice of Dresden for me.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Garment of Shadows: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Laurie R. King
    • Narrated By Jenny Sterlin, Robert Ian Mackenzie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (502)
    Performance
    (435)
    Story
    (443)

    In a strange room in Morocco, Mary Russell is trying to solve a pressing mystery: Who am I? She has awakened with shadows in her mind, blood on her hands, and soldiers pounding on the door. Out in the hivelike streets, she discovers herself strangely adept in the skills of the underworld, escaping through alleys and rooftops, picking pockets and locks. She is clothed like a man, and armed only with her wits and a scrap of paper containing a mysterious Arabic phrase. Overhead, warplanes pass ominously north.

    Jeanette Finan says: "Be Careful What You Wish For"
    "Not Memorable"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No really. King's previous novel were better.


    If you’ve listened to books by Laurie R. King before, how does this one compare?

    This one tells the story by the characters remembering what happened and telling it to the other characters instead of telling the story as it happens to the characters. I found it tedious and not a great way to express a good story.


    Any additional comments?

    I will probably listen to this story again because I didn't really follow everything. There was so much history that you needed to understand and between the telling of the history and the telling of the present story in the looking back fashion, it got confusing for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Face the Fire: Three Sisters Island Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1075)
    Performance
    (754)
    Story
    (756)

    Mia Devlin knows what it is like to love with your whole heart - and then watch your love walk away. Years ago, she and Sam Logan shared an incredible bond built on passion, legend, and fate. But then one day he fled Three Sisters Island, leaving her lost in memories of the magic they shared - and determined to live without love. But now Sam has returned....

    Camden says: "Great Story but Some Character Flaws"
    "Happy ending that took too long to end."
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    What did you love best about Face the Fire?

    I liked the way Roberts gave more plot time to each man in the story and highlighted each ones importance.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I would have eliminated about 5 chapters in the middle of the book that didn’t do anything to add to the story or character development. It just made the story way too long. Then the last chapter seemed to speed up and end abruptly.


    What three words best describe Sandra Burr’s voice?

    Serine, pleasant, balanced


    Any additional comments?

    I was slightly disappointed in this last book to teh series. After the improvement in the second book I was looking forward to a more thrilling ending but it fizzled. I felt like Roberts used up her best stuff in book 2.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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