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Kara

Kirkland, Washington, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Born of Ice: A League Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Sherrilyn Kenyon
    • Narrated By Fred Berman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (403)
    Performance
    (244)
    Story
    (253)

    Devyn Kell spent his life in service to the League until he learned of the double dealing and backstabbing that was costing innocent people their lives. Refusing to play those politics, he became a Runner - someone who makes sure planets get the weapons, medicine and supplies they need to survive. May the gods have mercy on any who get in his way, because he definitely won't.

    Alicia Abraham says: "Best listening ever!!!"
    "Loved, Loved, Loved!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Born of Ice to be better than the print version?

    I have not read it, but I tend to like audio books better than reading books. However that being said, I loved Fire and Ice, In Other Worlds, and that does not come in audio..I read all three stories from that book in a weekend. I truly enjoy The League Series books!


    What other book might you compare Born of Ice to and why?

    Born of Ice is much like her other League Series books - to which I have listened to them all. I am looking forward to the new one in May about Darling. I truly hope it comes out in audible format, but if it doesn't I will read it on my Nook as I have already pre-ordered it!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Love them all - Sherrilyn Kenyon has strong and very likeable characters. I have listened to this book 3 times, and I am sure there will be a fourth soon.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Bad Moon Rising: A Dark-Hunter Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Sherrilyn Kenyon
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (544)
    Performance
    (299)
    Story
    (304)

    Fang Kattalakis isn't just a wolf. He is the brother of two of the most powerful members of the Omegrion: the ruling council that enforces the laws of the Were-Hunters. And when war erupts among the lycanthropes, sides must be chosen. Enemies are forced into shaky alliances. And when the woman Fang loves is accused of betraying her people, her only hope is that Fang believes in her.

    Chandler says: "Decent DH addition"
    "Can't get enough of the Wolves!"
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    What did you love best about Bad Moon Rising?

    Fang and Vane of course. I love the Were Hunter characters (maybe more) as much as I love the Dark Hunter characters. I liked that this book was written in time with Night Play - Vane's story. I actually went and relistened to that story again.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bad Moon Rising?

    Amy and Fang finally being able to mate. And the very end...I won't give it away for those who have not read it, but I was shocked and knew that No Mercy was going to be a good one (and it was)!


    What about Holter Graham’s performance did you like?

    Hotler is one of my fav's...I only listen to these books when either he or Fred are the narrators.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Iron Kissed: Mercy Thompson, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Patricia Briggs
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2526)
    Performance
    (1658)
    Story
    (1673)

    When her former boss and mentor is arrested for murder and left to rot behind bars by his own kind, it's up to shapeshifting car mechanic Mercy Thompson to clear his name, whether he wants her to or not. And she'll have to choose between the two werewolves in her life-whether she wants to or not.

    Deborah says: "Iron Kissed"
    "Love Mercy!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Most definitely and I already have. I have read/listened to all 6 books (including all three Alpha and Omega) and I am patiently waiting for the 7 Mercy to come out in March!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love the story line between the main characters - especially Adam, Samual and Mercy. But what I especially liked in this story was the walking stick, I think I need one. And as you read/listen to more books you will come to learn more about the walking stick and how important it is to the stories moving forward.


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

    I must say that Lorelei King is one of my favorit narrators...I don't have many as most narrators cannot make their voices sound like so many different characters. She reminds me a lot of Khristine Hvam in the Chronicles of Elantra, both narrators don't even have to say he said she said w/o you knowing which of the characters are speaking. Truly amazing and she is keeping me from actually reading any of the Mercy Thompson series. As much as I love Holter Graham, I wish Ms. King was also reading the Alpha and Omega series too.


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

    There were many...but I don't believe in spoilers.


    Any additional comments?

    All of the Mercy Thompson books are a must listen!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • One Silent Night: A Dark-Hunter Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Sherrilyn Kenyon
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (470)
    Performance
    (279)
    Story
    (286)

    While the world carries on unawares, Stryker, who leads an army of demons and vampires, is plotting an all out onslaught against his enemies - which, unfortunately for us, includes the entire human race. To avenge his sister, Stryker prepares to annihilate the Dark-Hunters. But things go awry when his oldest enemy returns. Enter his ex-wife. Zephyra.

    A User says: "Narrator is TERRIBLE"
    "Awful narration!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of One Silent Night to be better than the print version?

    I am going to order it for my nook as I couldn't even get through the first chapter with the narration. Scott Brick should not be allowed to read any of the Dark Hunter series novels. These books should be in Fred Berman or Holter Graham's camp only!


    What didn’t you like about Scott Brick’s performance?

    Terrible...read it.


    Any additional comments?

    I love all of the Dark Hunter books and I am sure I will love this one. I have found that if they don't have good narration they need to be read. I wish I would have read the reviews before I purchased.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Acheron: A Dark-Hunter Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Sherrilyn Kenyon
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1305)
    Performance
    (755)
    Story
    (765)

    Eleven thousand years ago a god was born. Cursed into the body of a human, Acheron spent a lifetime of shame. His human death unleashed an unspeakable horror that almost destroyed the earth. Brought back against his will, he became the sole defender of mankind.

    Mar-z says: "couldn't stop listening"
    "LOVE Acheron!"
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    Where does Acheron rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I would have have loved it even more had Fred Berman been the narrator. Holter Graham did okay, but at times he sounds like Captain Kirk. Fred is the man when it comes to these Dark Hunter books.


    Which character – as performed by Holter Graham – was your favorite?

    Not sure, as I said...he did better job narrating this book than others. But Fred nails the voices with different accents, etc.


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

    When Acheron finally gave in to the fact that he was in love with Tory and couldn't live without her.


    Any additional comments?

    It was worth the wait! And it answered so many questions from past books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dream Chaser: A Dream-Hunter Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Sherrilyn Kenyon
    • Narrated By Fred Berman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (272)
    Performance
    (249)
    Story
    (254)

    Xypher has one month on Earth to redeem himself through one good deed or be condemned to eternal torture in Tarturus. But redemption means little to a demigod who only wants vengeance on the one who caused his downfall.Until one day in a cemetery.... Simone Dubois is a medical examiner with a real knack for the job. Those who are wrongfully killed appear to her and help her find the evidence the police need to convict their killers. But when a man appears and tells her that she’s more than just a psychic, she’s convinced he’s insane.Now the fate of the world hangs in her hands....

    rachel says: "Dream Chaser is another great book!"
    "Great background story!"
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    Would you listen to Dream Chaser again? Why?

    Yes, because I could listen to Fred Berman all day.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked that it filled in some holes to other books and what is coming in future books.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I love Jaden. Can't wait to find out more about his story.


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

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cast in Peril

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Michelle Sagara
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (489)
    Performance
    (445)
    Story
    (448)

    It has been a busy few weeks for Private Kaylin Neva. In between angling for a promotion, sharing her room with the last living female Dragon, and dealing with more refugees than anyone knew what to do with, the unusual egg she'd been given began to hatch. Actually, that turned out to be lucky, because it absorbed the energy from the bomb that went off in her quarters. So now might be the perfect time to leave Elantra and journey to the West March with the Barrani. If not for the disappearances of citizens in the fief of Tiamaris - disappearances traced to the very Barrani Kaylin is about to be traveling with....

    R. Pettijohn says: "Loved it"
    "One of my favorites!"
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    If you could sum up Cast in Peril in three words, what would they be?

    Intense, exciting, suspenceful!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I love the dragons, but they weren't involved in this story all that much. My favorite character throughout the series has been Lord Nightshade. I think we will start to see more and more as to why he is the way he is, and I think it has to do with why he is outcast. I am not going to be able to wait another year for the next one to come out.


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

    She is EXCELLENT! I am amazed at how well she can keep her character voices throughout the book. You always know who is talking throughout the book. I am actually trying another series just because of her.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Upon the Midnight Clear: A Dream-Hunter Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Sherrilyn Kenyon
    • Narrated By Fred Berman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (266)
    Performance
    (248)
    Story
    (251)

    Ever think Scrooge had it right before the ghosts ruined his life? Meet Aidan O’Conner. At one time he was a world-renowned celebrity who gave freely of himself and his money without wanting anything in return...until those around him took without asking. Now Aidan wants nothing of the world—or anyone who’s a part of it. When a stranger appears at his doorstep, Aidan knows he’s seen her before…in his dreams.

    CAROLYN says: "DO NOT MISS....... OR THE WHOLE SERIES"
    "Too Short, but good!"
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    Would you listen to Upon the Midnight Clear again? Why?

    Probably not, I love The Dark Hunter Series books, however the Dream Hunters are not my favorite in the world of Kenyon's Hunters.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Deimos - got to love a demon who fights for the good guys!


    What about Fred Berman’s performance did you like?

    I can listen to Fred Berman all day. In fact I have gone to reading the books that Fred does not narrate and only listening to the ones he does. He is fantastic!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Driving Mr. Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3489)
    Performance
    (3173)
    Story
    (3171)

    Miranda Puckett has failed at every job she’s ever had. Her mother just wants her to come home, join the family law firm, and settle down with Jason, the perfect lawyer boyfriend. But when Jason turns out to be a lying cheater, Miranda seizes on a job that gets her out of town: long-distance vampire transportation. Her first assignment is to drive vampire Collin Sutherland from Washington to sleepy Half Moon Hollow without incident—no small feat for a woman whom trouble seems to follow like a faithful hound dog!

    Ducky says: "Molly Harper can't write fast enough for me!!!!"
    "Loved it!"
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    What did you love best about Driving Mr. Dead?

    I thought it was hilarious as to how much trouble Miranda could get herself in to without even trying.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Driving Mr. Dead?

    The cellar scene of course! And meeting up with Dick Cheney, very funny.


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

    Yes, and they all rock!


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

    Most definitely, if I didn't have to work for a living. I re-listen to all of her books.


    Any additional comments?

    All of Molly Harper's books are a must listen. I have read her books too, but I prefer to listen as I love Amanda Ronconi's narration. Both she and Ms. Harper make me laugh out loud!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Cast in Ruin: Chronicles of Elantra, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Michelle Sagara
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (540)
    Performance
    (483)
    Story
    (481)

    Seven corpses are discovered in the streets of a Dragon’s fief. All identical, down to their clothing. Kaylin Neya is assigned to discover who they were, who killed them - and why. Is the evil lurking at the borders of Elantra preparing to cross over? At least the investigation delays her meeting with the Dragon Emperor. And as the shadows grow longer over the fiefs, Kaylin must use every skill she’s ever learned to save the people she’s sworn to protect. Sword in hand, dragons in the sky, this time there’s no retreat....

    Nina says: "Home Run!"
    "Love this entire series!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Cast in Ruin to be better than the print version?

    I have not read any of the print version...I love Khristine Hvam's narration so much I will probably always listen to this series. I would find if I read the series I may skip through some of the parts that seem to "never" get there. Not to say that is a bad thing, I understand the detail Michelle Sagara is trying to relay, which is very important to the personality of all the characters involved in her stories.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The dragons...love the dragons!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    As with this entire series, there are too many to count.


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    I highly recommend the entire series...and you really should start with the beginning which is a short story that you can only get on Audible. It gives the background on the Private and develops all of the main characters and races.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men: Jane Jameson, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3707)
    Performance
    (2826)
    Story
    (2818)

    Once a devoted children's librarian, Jane Jameson now works at a rundown occult bookstore. Once a regular gal, she's now a vampire. And instead of a bride, she's an eternal bridesmaid -- which leads her to question where exactly her relationship with her irresistibly sexy sire, Gabriel, is headed. Mercurial, enigmatic, apparently commitment-phobic vampires are nothing if not hard to read.

    Kickez says: "A great continuation from the 1st book!"
    "Loved, Loved, Loved!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read any of Molly Harper's books, only listened. But I can imagine they are just as good.


    What other book might you compare Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men to and why?

    Molly Harper's werewolf books are just as fun and well read by Amanda Ronconi.


    Which character – as performed by Amanda Ronconi – was your favorite?

    Amanda has many voices and I think she does a great job with both female and male characters. I loved her voice for the Jolene, Zeb's wife and for Dick, one of the main vampire characters in this series.


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

    All of her books make me laugh out loud! I have recommended them to many.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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