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Irisandu2

Wasilla, AK, United States | Member Since 2004

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  • 29 reviews
  • 482 ratings
  • 895 titles in library
  • 78 purchased in 2014
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  • Open Season

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Linda Howard
    • Narrated By Kate Forbes
    Overall
    (153)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (63)

    Daisy Minor is bored. Worse than that, she's boring. A plain, small-town librarian, she's got a wardrobe as sexy as a dictionary and hasn't been on a date in years. She's never even had a lukewarm love affair, let alone a hot one. So when she wakes up on her 34th birthday, she begins transforming herself into a manhunting party girl. But one night she sees something she shouldn't - and suddenly she becomes the target of a killer.

    Irisandu2 says: "Lots Of Fun"
    "Lots Of Fun"
    Overall

    I really did enjoy this book. It was funny, entertaining and amusing. Good story too. A great escape and cute characters. For $10 an easy listen you can afford to try. The narrarator always makes it grand.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Murder at Honeysuckle Hotel: Trash to Treasure Crafting Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Rose Pressey
    • Narrated By Margie Lenhart
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    It's summertime in Honeysuckle, and everyone is lazing in the shade with a tall glass of lemonade. Everyone except Raelynn Pendleton. She's stuck working at the local store to make the rent while her no-good ex-husband lives it up with a floozy. When she inherits a Victorian house, Raelynn jumps at the chance to turn her life around. How can she afford the upkeep on such a huge place? Simple. She'll run it as a hotel.

    Irisandu2 says: "Too Stupid in Life to Live"
    "Too Stupid in Life to Live"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    She can do a great job of trash to treasures and I did enjoy that portion, but didn't much like this chic...just kept waiting for her to die.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fast Track

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Julie Garwood
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    Overall
    (179)
    Performance
    (161)
    Story
    (165)

    Cordelia Kane has always been a daddy's girl - her father raised her alone after her mother died in a car crash when Cordelia was just two years old. So when he has a serious heart attack, Cordelia is devastated, and the emotion is only intensified by the confusion she feels when he reveals the shocking truth about her mother. Cordelia can't suppress her curiosity about the woman who gave birth to her, and when she discovers the answers to her questions lie in Sydney, Australia, she travels there to get them.

    M. Davis says: "Mostly enjoyed it."
    "FINALLY! Been waiting for this one."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I'm so glad this book has finally been written, now the series is complete. I enjoyed this one as much as Murder List and Fire and Ice. I like Julie Garwood's writing and am never disappointed. If it's new, I'll be in line to get it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Hot Zone: A Rainshadow Novel, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Jayne Castle
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (126)
    Performance
    (120)
    Story
    (123)

    Halloween - with its tricks and treats - is a dust bunny's dream come true. Just ask Lyle, Sedona Snow's faithful sidekick. But for Sedona, it's a nightmare. Though her new job managing a small hotel and tavern on Rainshadow is helping her move on from her tragic past, a bizarre disaster down in the catacombs has brought a pack of rowdy ghost hunters to her inn. And now, Sedona's ex has arrived on the island, claiming he wants to get back together, just as a newcomer appears to have a strong interest in her.

    Teresa says: "Love the book!! Wrong narrator for the story!"
    "I miss Joyce Bean's gentle voice"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The storyline was interesting. The characters are likable, but, after years of listening to Joyce's soft, smooth, gentle voice I was surprised how much I missed it. I like Barbara Rosenblat but not in this genre, she sounds great reading Nevada Barr or Elizabeth Peters. I found her voice harsh reading for JAK. Guess that is just what I've become used to after all these years.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • 14

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12081)
    Performance
    (10973)
    Story
    (11000)

    There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

    Magpie says: "Super solid listen!!"
    "Oh Wow~Excellent!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Oh my, Excellent book, loved the dialog, narrator was superb. I wanted to listen till it was done, I don't remember feeling that way about a book for a long time. This book was out of my norm, but I will be hunting up more from this author and the narrator. Heart pounds with anxious fear. Can't wait to start it over. Get it. Enjoy it.

    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
    (4303)
    Performance
    (3829)
    Story
    (3828)

    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!!"
    "Stays With You"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I loved this book. It wasn't silly, I guess I was just in that kind of mood. I Loved the dialog/thoughts of the dog. It's the kind of book that stays with you days and weeks after you listen to it. Highly recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • River Road

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Jayne Ann Krentz
    • Narrated By Amanda Leigh Cobb
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (242)
    Performance
    (215)
    Story
    (215)

    It's been thirteen years since Lucy Sheridan was in Summer River. The last time she visited her aunt Sara there, as a teenager, she'd been sent home suddenly after being dragged out of a wild party - by the guy she had a crush on, just to make it more embarrassing.

    Mary Beth Maschner says: "Bad narrator, cookie cutter story"
    "Pretty Good, But..."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I liked the story, but it took awhile. There was a lot of repeating of "trust me". Maybe I have trust issues? I just don't like hearing it over and over. I did at several points think about giving up on the book, but I hung in there. The sex scenes were the best I've heard from Jayne, and that was a wow?! The story picked up in part 2 and the "Who Dunnit" was very well done.

    The narrator was a big problem though. I did like her voice, but it didn't change much. I couldn't tell who was talking, male or female sounded the same...too bad. You had to really pay attention to figure out who was talking. I had just listened to Mercy by Julie Garwood narrated by Christina Traister, she did an excellent job.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Never Seduce a Scot: Montgomerys and Armstrongs, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Maya Banks
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1802)
    Performance
    (1645)
    Story
    (1649)

    Eveline Armstrong is fiercely loved and protected by her powerful clan, but outsiders consider her "touched." Beautiful, fey, with a level, intent gaze, she doesn't speak. No one, not even her family, knows that she cannot hear. Content with her life of seclusion, Eveline has taught herself to read lips and allows the outside world to view her as daft. But when an arranged marriage into a rival clan makes Graeme Montgomery her husband, Eveline accepts her duty -unprepared for the delights to come.

    CAROLYN says: "OMG - NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL A GREAT LISTEN"
    "Absolutely Wonderful"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    Story was good and enthralling! Tried to listen to it in one sitting but couldn't. I wanted to inhale it absorb it! It was my first exposure to Maya Banks and I am now a fan of Scottish tales, never having listened to or read one before. I am also now adding Kirsten Potter as one of my favorite narrators. I have 2 credits to spend...guess what I'm going to get?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Witness

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7606)
    Performance
    (6625)
    Story
    (6616)

    Daughter of a cold, controlling mother and an anonymous donor, studious, obedient Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking too much at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever. Twelve years later, the woman now known as Abigail Lowery lives alone on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she works at home designing sophisticated security systems.

    Amazon Customer says: "A great book"
    "Last 1/2 Hour, I'm making it last"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to The Witness again? Why?

    BUY THIS BOOK! It is wonderful. I gave it 5 stars after listening for 2 hours. Now I'm down to the last 1/2 hour. I have cleaned, gardened, knitted, cooked, scanned pictures to my computer, everything I could think of just to keep listening. The last time I was this wrapped up with a Nora Roberts book was with Black Rose, and as good as that was, this is better. Wow!Thank you! This book was so very well done!


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

    Yes, I just kept churning.


    What does Julia Whelan bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    Another review mentioned the similarities with the tv show Bones...Julia brought that to it with innocence.


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

    The obvious of course, but what smacked me! was when she explained how she was going to bring them down. I loved that part! It really makes you think...the bad guys would have no way to retaliate.


    Any additional comments?

    It is one of my best spent credits!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Midnight Crystal

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Jayne Castle
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (319)
    Performance
    (192)
    Story
    (194)

    Adam Winters has enough responsibility as the new head of the local Ghost Hunter Guild without being saddled with the family curse. He’s convinced his recent nightmares and hallucinations will lead to him becoming a psychic rogue — unless he can find a stolen relic and a woman who can read dreamlight. andMarlowe Jones rides into his life on a motorcycle and with a dust bunny at her side. Though a descendant of the rival Arcane family, she’s just what Adam needs.

    Irisandu2 says: "Jayne 5, Tanya 4, Tanya's male voice 1"
    "Jayne 5, Tanya 4, Tanya's male voice 1"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I really liked the book, but... I cringed every time I realized the male was speaking. The voice Eby used for the male was still very feminine. Maybe I'm not being fair, because I just got through listening to Natalie Ross in After the Night, now that was a very sexy male voice delivered by a female. The book was a good wrap up of this trilogy. Was worth the credit.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • After the Night

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Linda Howard
    • Narrated By Natalie Ross
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1077)
    Performance
    (601)
    Story
    (605)

    "Of all of my novels, After the Night remains one of my personal favorites – and Faith Devlin and Gray Rouillard are two of my favorite characters. Faith is strong, proud, and fearless, and Gray – well, he’s just downright sexy. Faith’s search for the truth about the devastating scandal surrounding her mother and Gray’s father blazes with intrigue. Add some sultry Southern hear, and you’ve got a real scorcher of a listen." (Linda Howard)

    Judy says: "Can I give 6 stars?"
    "OHHHH WOWWWWWW"
    Overall

    This is the sexiest, hottest book I've listened to in a long time. I keep looking around for my pirate! But, alas, I live alone.

    Grey was soooo knowledgeable in so many areas, especially cleaning up messes and massages. Faith is another strong heroine like Daisy from Open Season. That was my first intro to Linda Howard, then I went to Cover of Night and haven't stopped yet, but didn't know about this one.

    Wow. A wonderful surprise, wonderful treat, great listen, a well used credit and Natalie Ross was the deliverer. A definite replay....over and over again.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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