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Igrayne

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  • Extinction Machine: The Joe Ledger Novels, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Jonathan Maberry
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1347)
    Performance
    (1270)
    Story
    (1259)

    The president of the United States vanishes from the White House. A top-secret prototype stealth fighter is destroyed during a test flight. Witnesses on the ground say that it was shot down by a craft that immediately vanished at impossible speeds. All over the world, reports of UFOs are increasing at an alarming rate. And in a remote fossil dig in China dinosaur hunters have found something that is definitely not of this earth.

    Karen says: "Another Amazing Entry in the Series"
    "Best Ledger Novel Yet!"
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    Would you listen to Extinction Machine again? Why?

    I have already listened to it 3 times in a row. Fabulous, complex novel. I catch new things each time I listen.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Joe and the cast of characters seem to come to life. Ray Porter does an awesome job of keeping the voices the same throughout the series. He pulls off the cocky Joe Ledger perfectly. I love when the good guys win.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    *SPOILER ALERT* When Joe has the villian tied up on his desk with Ghost standing on the bad guy's chest. Also love Joe's quote: "There is rich, there's rich and then there's fu*k you."


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

    There are moments of humor but by far the suspense of finding out if the team can stop the bad guys. I mean, I was pretty sure they would but lots of people died along the way. Some of the characters we have come to know and admire.


    Any additional comments?

    Please keep the series going, Mr. Maberry. I shall be giving you my money with glee.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Crime Seen: Psychic Eye Mysteries, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Victoria Laurie
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Michaels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (461)
    Performance
    (363)
    Story
    (360)

    Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye, is having a hard time getting over a gunshot wound from her last case-especially because she didn't see the shots coming. Out of work and second-guessing her abilities, she tries to get back in the saddle by helping her boyfriend Dutch with some of his FBI cases. And soon enough, her intuition returns-with a vengeance.

    Yuriko says: "Abby takes an undercover job"
    "Abby: good psychic, horrible person"
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    Where does Crime Seen rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's official. I don't like Abby. She's childish, moody, dangerously impulsive, has poor people skills and is possibly stupid. I have no respect for Dutch. For a big, bad FBI agent he lets her run all over him. He is not allowed to dictate to her or treat her like a child but it's perfectly okay for Abby to talk down to him and treat him like an idiot. Oh and lie, lie, lie. She goes on a pretend date for her business and he catches her at the restaurant. That night she decids to move out. Her reason? His cat hates her. Oh that's not suspicious at all. Dutch reacts as if she kicked him? That's it? Really? Who wouldn't suspect her of moving out to be more free to cheat on him. Especially since she jumped in the sack with a guy in the last book. I gave the book high marks because the series has kept me entertained but I just don't like Abby. I would not have her for a friend. I would visit her for a psychic reading but that's about it. I love the narrator. She does a fine job but she is not responsible for Abby's labile emotions.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Abby's sister Kat. I like her bright personality and her strong connection to Abby.


    What about Elizabeth Michaels’s performance did you like?

    She has a great voice and keeps the tone light for these books. They are not Shakespear.


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

    Good god no. This is my last book for this series. Abby has gotten on my very last nerve.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Suspect

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4305)
    Performance
    (3831)
    Story
    (3830)

    LAPD cop Scott James is not doing so well, not since a shocking nighttime assault by unidentified men killed his partner, Stephanie, nearly killed him, and left him enraged, ashamed, and ready to explode. He is unfit for duty - until he meets his new partner. Maggie is not doing so well, either. The German shepherd survived three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan sniffing explosives before she lost her handler to an IED and sniper attack, and her PTSD is as bad as Scott’s. They are each other’s last chance.

    Jacqueline says: "Gripping Page Turner!!"
    "DOGS RULE"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would totally recommend this book to anyone who loves a good suspense and who loves dogs.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Suspect?

    The first chapter. Paul and Maggie touched my heart.


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

    He brought life to the characters.


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

    The scene with Maggie and Paul and the scene in the warehouse with Maggie and Scott.


    Any additional comments?

    Any book that can make me laugh, cry, and walk around smiling like an idiot is worth passing on. Read/Listen to this book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Brides of the Impaler

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Edward Lee
    • Narrated By Barry Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (6)

    When a new couple moves into a New York brownstone, they find their ultimate dream house...until they go into the basement. Suddenly, a macabre nun is seen lurking about, with an entourage of lewd and gibbering homeless women who seem to KNOW what evil secret lurks in the bowels of the old house. As the couples' dreams turn to lust-stained nightmares, and the bodies of missing persons are found impaled, the basement's secret is revealed at last: the remnants of Dracula himself...

    Igrayne says: "Horror & Not the Good Kind"
    "Horror & Not the Good Kind"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Not as an audible book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The first chapter was good despite the horrible narration. I just could not deal with the narrator long enough to finish the book.


    How could the performance have been better?

    A better narrator. Barry Campbell read this like he was reading a fairy tale to a room full of children.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Possibly


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shattered Hourglass: Day by Day Armageddon, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By J. L. Bourne
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1026)
    Performance
    (954)
    Story
    (952)

    In a desperate bid to take back the continental United States - where hordes of undead now dominate the ravaged human population - a Navy commander leads a global mission to the heart of the pandemic. Task Force Hourglass is humanity’s final hope, and his team’s agonizing decisions could mean living one day more - or surrendering to the eternal hell that exists between life and death.

    Amanda says: "A bit on the dull side"
    ""Meh""
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    WTF happened here? I had to restart this book 5 times. The droning of irrevilent war statistics made my eyes cross. Only the narrator made this book interesting. The actual story line sucked ass
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    Would you be willing to try another book from J. L. Bourne? Why or why not?

    I totally loved his first two books. This one was a spectacular failure though. I hope he keeps trying. I am going to blame his editor for this fiasco.


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

    He is a fabulous narrator.


    Was Shattered Hourglass worth the listening time?

    Probably not.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Beauty Dates the Beast: Midnight Liaisons Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Jessica Sims
    • Narrated By Leah Mallach
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (238)
    Performance
    (213)
    Story
    (215)

    WANTED: Single human female to join charming, wealthy, single male were-cougar for a night of romantic fun - and maybe more. Me: The tall, sensuous, open-minded leader of my clan. You: A deliciously curvy virgin who's intimately familiar with what goes bump in the night. Must not be afraid of a little tail. Prefer a woman who's open to exploring her animal nature. Interest in nighttime walks through the woods a plus. My turn-ons include protecting you from the worst the supernatural world has to offer.

    Jennifer says: "Over...noooo!"
    ""Meh""
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    What did you like best about Beauty Dates the Beast? What did you like least?

    The sexual tension between the couple was well done.


    Would you recommend Beauty Dates the Beast to your friends? Why or why not?

    Probably not. There are much better paranormal romances out there.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    yes


    Could you see Beauty Dates the Beast being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    I hope not.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Bloodsucking Fiends: A Love Story

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Christopher Moore
    • Narrated By Susan Bennett
    Overall
    (2500)
    Performance
    (1319)
    Story
    (1347)

    A striking red-head, 20-something Jody is attacked and transformed into a vampire while walking home one night in downtown San Francisco. Befriending 19-year-old Tommy, Jody tries to understand her new undead life, but trouble finds her when the cops start suspecting Tommy of being a local bloodsucking serial killer.

    SHEILA says: "Bloodsucking FUN!"
    "Hilarious Horror"
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    What made the experience of listening to Bloodsucking Fiends the most enjoyable?

    Loved the characters. They felt so real, their pain, their triumphs. The night shift at the grocery store and their turkey bowling.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bloodsucking Fiends?

    I loved when the animals pushed their friend in the water in order to obtain a boat. Too funny.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Any scene involving the emperor and his men.


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

    Lots of giggling, no crying.


    Any additional comments?

    I would have so killed Tommy!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Siege: As the World Dies, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Rhiannon Frater
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (236)
    Performance
    (213)
    Story
    (216)

    The zombie illness has shattered civilization. The survivors, who have found tenuous safety in Texas, defend their fort against the walking dead and living bandits. The people of Ashley Oaks are stunned to discover that the vice president of the United States is alive and commanding the remnants of the US military. And what’s left of the US government has plans for this group of determined survivors.

    coreybeth says: "First book I cried over - Great end to trilogy"
    "FANTASTIC FINISH"
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    Where does Siege rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I was very impressed with this final chapter in Rhiannon Frater's zombie trilogy. She made you love her characters. But not all the good guys made it to the end. I cried like a baby listening to this book. Anytime an author can touch me emotionaly to that depth I am going to recommend their book. One of the best zombie books out there.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jenny was my favorite character. She came full circle in the trilogy. Saying more would give away too much.


    Which character – as performed by Cassandra Campbell – was your favorite?

    Narite was amazing and Calhoun was a trip. I loved the interaction between him and Narite.


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

    Who will inherit the earth? The living or the dead?


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Married with Zombies

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Jesse Petersen
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (594)
    Performance
    (514)
    Story
    (512)

    A heartwarming tale of terror in the middle of the zombie apocalypse. Meet Sarah and David. Once upon a time, they met and fell in love. But now they’re on the verge of divorce and going to couples’ counseling. On a routine trip to their counselor, they notice a few odd things: the lack of cars on the highway, the missing security guard, and the fact that their counselor, Dr. Kelly, is ripping out her previous client’s throat. Meet the zombies....

    decembergrit says: "Good read for zombie fans"
    "DELIGHTFUL"
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    Where does Married with Zombies rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Though I found the constant bickering of the two main characters annoying at the beginning, the book soon took off and was a fun read. I enjoyed it enough to buy the next in the series.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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