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KATHY

I am dyslexic! If it wasn't audible I would not even be able to know what's in a book. I found out I love books.

Member Since 2011

ratings
197
REVIEWS
45
FOLLOWING
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FOLLOWERS
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HELPFUL VOTES
12

  • Friday Night Bites: Chicagoland Vampires, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Chloe Neill
    • Narrated By Cynthia Holloway
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1027)
    Performance
    (784)
    Story
    (792)

    "Vampires in Chicago! You'd think headlines like that would have provoked the fine citizens of the Windy City to take up arms against us bloodsucking fiends. Instead, 10 months later, we're enjoying a celebrity status reserved for the Hollywood elite - fending off paparazzi only slightly less dangerous than cross- and stake-wielding slayers. Don't get me wrong. Joe Public isn't exactly thrilled to be living side-by-side with the undead, but at least they haven't stormed the castle...yet."

    K. Eckert says: "Fun and entertaining read, love the narrator"
    "loved it great story i would listen to it again"
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    What made the experience of listening to Friday Night Bites the most enjoyable?

    loved it great story i would listen to it again


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Friday Night Bites?

    loved it great story i would listen to it again


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs)
    • By H. P. Mallory
    • Narrated By Allyson Ryan
    Overall
    (55)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (48)

    Life isn’t bad for psychic Jolie Wilkins. True, she doesn’t have a love life to speak of, but she has a cute house in the suburbs of Los Angeles, a cat, and a quirky best friend. Enter Rand Balfour, a sinfully attractive warlock who insists she’s a witch and who just might turn her life upside down. Rand hires her to help him solve a mystery regarding the death of his client who also happens to be a ghost. Jolie not only uncovers the cause of the ghost’s demise but, in the process, she brings him back to life!

    A User says: "disjointed narration"
    "Really good story!"
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    If you could sum up Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble in three words, what would they be?

    I really love this story


    What did you like best about this story?

    I really love this story


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I really love this story


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I really love this story


    Any additional comments?

    I really love this story

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Toil and Trouble

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By H. P. Mallory
    • Narrated By Allyson Ryan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (43)

    If you like your books steamy (this is a paranormal romance series for adults, not for kids or teens!) and you appreciate a good witch, warlock and vampire romance triangle, listen on! Toil And Trouble is the second book in the Jolie Wilkins series (witch romance books). The Underworld in civil war. The cause? A witch who can reanimate the dead. A sexy as sin vampire determined to claim her. An infuriatingly handsome warlock torn between duty and love. Who says blonds have more fun?

    Barbara says: "Wonderful"
    "Really good series"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Toil and Trouble to be better than the print version?

    I listen to them all at one time


    What other book might you compare Toil and Trouble to and why?

    I really love this story


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I really love this story


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I really love this story


    Any additional comments?

    I really love this story

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Something Witchy This Way Comes: A Jolie Wilkins Novel, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By H. P. Mallory
    • Narrated By Allyson Ryan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (35)

    For smart and sexy witch Jolie Wilkins, being Queen of the Underworld is a royal pain. Back from a round of time travel, Jolie must now protect her realm from the sinister Lurkers - a powerful breed of half-humans bent on conquering the undead. And if there's one thing she knows, it's that the supernatural never go down without a fight. At least Jolie has her soul mate (and finally official boyfriend), warlock Rand Balfour, by her side. Honorable, brave, and unbelievably handsome, Rand is everything Jolie wants in a man. So why can't she forget the dangerously alluring vampire, Sinjin Sinclair?

    KATHY says: "Really good series of books"
    "Really good series of books"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Something Witchy This Way Comes to be better than the print version?

    Listen to the mall at one time


    What did you like best about this story?

    Stories about her and the vampire


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

    Listen to the whole series


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I've listened to the whole series and it's really good,


    Any additional comments?

    Waiting for the next but come out

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Witch Is Back: A Jolie Wilkins Novel, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By H. P. Mallory
    • Narrated By Allyson Ryan, Steve West
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (38)

    Funny and feisty witch Jolie Wilkins is back - or rather, she's back to her humble beginnings. Propelled into the past to her old Los Angeles fortune-telling shop, Jolie has no idea she possesses extraordinary powers, and she definitely doesn't remember becoming Queen of the Underworld. But at least she has two incredibly sexy men vying for her affection. Yet despite her steamy love life, Jolie can't shake the sense that something is not quite right....

    KATHY says: "My favorite one out of all the store"
    "My favorite one out of all the store"
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    Where does The Witch Is Back rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    well it's hard to say since I wasn't a like 1000 books! But I can honestly say that I like the story a lot.


    What other book might you compare The Witch Is Back to and why?

    Not really any,


    What does Allyson Ryan and Steve West bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Say because I read the whole series!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    All the parts about her and the vampire!


    Any additional comments?

    Just that I don't like the way the books going at the end of the last one!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Witchful Thinking: A Jolie Wilkins Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By H. P. Mallory
    • Narrated By Allyson Ryan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (69)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (63)

    Jolie thinks she’s seen it all, but life continues to spring surprises. The latest shocker? She’s just been crowned Queen of the Underworld. Jolie may possess a rare gift for reanimating the dead, but she doesn’t know the first thing about governing disparate factions of supernatural creatures. She can barely maintain order in her own chaotic personal life, which is heading into a romantic tailspin.

    Melody says: "Need to start with the first book"
    "Love this whole series of books!"
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    Where does Witchful Thinking rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 10 except for one thing I didn't like,


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Witchful Thinking?

    Where they got his cast out come back and saves her!


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

    Did not just read this. Listen to the whole series so I cannot say!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes the next to the last book!


    Any additional comments?

    I guess in the end I wanted her to be with vampire! Seems like to me like there setting it up to be with her sister!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Timebound

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Rysa Walker
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (182)
    Performance
    (162)
    Story
    (165)

    When Kate Pierce-Keller’s grandmother gives her a strange blue medallion and speaks of time travel, sixteen-year-old Kate assumes the old woman is delusional. But it all becomes horrifyingly real when a murder in the past destroys the foundation of Kate’s present-day life. Suddenly, that medallion is the only thing protecting Kate from blinking out of existence. Kate learns that the 1893 killing is part of something much more sinister, and her genetic ability to time travel makes Kate the only one who can fix the future.

    Adam Shields says: "Nicely handled time travel book"
    "Love the story"
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    Performance
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    What made the experience of listening to Timebound the most enjoyable?

    The whole story was enjoyable.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Is really hard to stay the whole story was pretty good,


    Which character – as performed by Kate Rudd – was your favorite?

    The end !


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

    To listen to the whole thing at once!


    Any additional comments?

    Don't recommend anyone listen to this book is really good!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Line: Witching Savannah, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By J. D. Horn
    • Narrated By Shannon McManus
    Overall
    (306)
    Performance
    (280)
    Story
    (279)

    To the uninitiated, Savannah shows only her bright face and genteel manner. Those who know her well, though, can see beyond her colonial trappings and small-city charm to a world where witchcraft is respected, Hoodoo is feared, and spirits linger. Mercy Taylor is all too familiar with the supernatural side of Savannah, being a member of the most powerful family of witches in the South. Despite being powerless herself, of course. Having grown up without magic of her own, in the shadow of her talented and charismatic twin sister, Mercy has always thought herself content.

    Robin in Vermont says: "Great new series!"
    "Love the story"
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    Where does The Line rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 20


    What other book might you compare The Line to and why?

    Discovery of witches.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The end.


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

    Is an extremely good story. So far.


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed the book waiting for the next want to come out.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Skinwalker: Jane Yellowrock, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Faith Hunter
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2776)
    Performance
    (2357)
    Story
    (2357)

    Jane Yellowrock is the last of her kind-a skinwalker of Cherokee descent who can turn into any creature she desires and hunts vampires for a living. But now she's been hired by Katherine Fontaneau, one of the oldest vampires in New Orleans and the madam of Katie's Ladies, to hunt a powerful rogue vampire who's killing other vamps.

    Mobilis says: "How refreshing"
    "Great book"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Skinwalker the most enjoyable?

    I love the storyline of the story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Everything the whole story is great.


    Which character – as performed by Khristine Hvam – was your favorite?

    Everything the whole story is great.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Everything the whole story is great.


    Any additional comments?

    Everything the whole story is great.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Professional: Part 1: The Game Maker, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Kresley Cole
    • Narrated By Kimberly Alexis
    Overall
    (390)
    Performance
    (363)
    Story
    (368)

    Mafiya enforcer Aleksandr "The Siberian" Sevastyan’s loyalty to his boss is unwavering, until he meets the boss’s long-lost daughter, a curvy, tantalizing redhead who haunts his mind and heats his blood like no other. Ordered to protect her, Sevastyan will do anything to possess her as well - on his own wicked terms. PhD student Natalie Porter had barely recovered from her first sight of the breathtakingly gorgeous Sevastyan before the professional hit man whisks her away to Russia, thrusting her into a world of extreme wealth and wanton pleasures.

    Marian says: "Serial series = more expensive audiobook"
    "Can you say one quarter of a book!!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    That's a rip off!,,,


    What was most disappointing about Kresley Cole’s story?

    That is missing the rest of the book!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    That is missing the rest of the book!


    What character would you cut from The Professional: Part 1?

    That is missing the rest of the book!


    Any additional comments?

    That is missing the rest of the book!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Crown of Midnight: A Throne of Glass Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Sarah J. Maas
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Evans
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (365)
    Performance
    (339)
    Story
    (339)

    After a year of hard labor in the Salt Mines of Endovier, eighteen-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien has won the king's contest to become the new royal assassin. But Calaena is far from loyal to the crown. Keeping up the charade - while pretending to do the king's bidding - will test her skills in an entirely new way. And it certainly isn't the only point of confusion for the young girl. Because though she's made her choice between Dorian and Chaol, the ways of the heart are never simple...

    Falon says: "It got better!!!!"
    "Is really book to listen to this book is really"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Can't wait for the next book to come out,


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Crown of Midnight?

    Can't wait for the next book to come out,


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

    Us I have and they were good,


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

    Yes I listen to it all at one time .


    2 of 5 people found this review helpful

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