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James

Brooklyn, NY | Member Since 2012

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  • Gone Forever: A True Story of Marriage, Betrayal, and Murder

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Diane Fanning
    • Narrated By Jane Cramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (34)

    Susan McFarland watched, powerless, as her husband, Rick McFarland, went into a downhill spiral of get-rich-quick schemes, quirky shopping trips, and prescription-drug abuse. Susan, a rising star at a major corporation, finally had enough. When she decided to call it quits, Rick ended her life, leaving three young boys - ages 5, 8, and 11 - without a mother. A two-month long search by law enforcement and volunteers found no trace of the missing woman....

    Stephane says: "a very good book"
    "Amazing tension for such clear guilt."
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    This true crime book really stands out in several ways. There's barely a sense of whodunit and no lengthy trial. (I think there's more on the custody hearing after he's been convicted than his actual murder trial). The tension is all built around the back story and law enforcement's attempts at finding the body. That being said, it still draws you into the very strange and unsettling world of the moral and mental decline of Rick McFarland. Jane Cramer's narration is excellent. I really felt at times she was telling me about people she knew rather than a recounting of details amassed from newspapers and police reports and put in to a narrative. This is due to Diane Fanning's clearly empathetic writing paired with Jane's soft accents and almost Christopher Walken's like gait to some of Rick's words, particularly as he's spiraling downwards.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Color of Heaven

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Julianne MacLean
    • Narrated By Jennifer O'Donnell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (374)
    Performance
    (337)
    Story
    (337)

    A deeply emotional tale about Sophie Duncan, a successful columnist whose world falls apart after her daughter's unexpected illness and her husband's shocking affair. When it seems nothing else could possibly go wrong, her car skids off an icy road and plunges into a frozen lake. There, in the cold, dark depths of the water a profound and extraordinary experience unlocks the surprising secrets from Sophie's past, and teaches her what it means to truly live...and love.

    Cindy says: "Probably one of the best books I've read"
    "Heartbreaking and Hopeful"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Color of Heaven the most enjoyable?

    Jennifer O'Donnell's narration with her subtle inflections and emotive exposition. The dialog was nuanced and she knew how to get out of the way of the story.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Color of Heaven?

    The plunge into the frozen lake scene. I found myself holding my breath I was so immersed in the story and what the protagonist was going through.


    What about Jennifer O'Donnell’s performance did you like?

    Her characters are well voiced and she really captured the emotional tone. I found myself near tears several times.


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

    Yes!


    Any additional comments?

    More please!

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Private: Bradley Manning, WikiLeaks, and the Biggest Exposure of Official Secrets in American History

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Denver Nicks
    • Narrated By Rob Granniss
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Bradley Manning perpetrated the biggest breach of military security in American history. While serving as an Army intelligence analyst, he leaked an astounding amount of classified information to WikiLeaks: classified combat videos, plus hundreds of thousands of documents from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and from embassies around the globe. Nearly all of WikiLeaks' headline-making releases of information have come from a single source: Bradley Manning.

    James says: "The story of the biggest whistleblower ever."
    "The story of the biggest whistleblower ever."
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    Where does Private: Bradley Manning, WikiLeaks, and the Biggest Exposure of Official Secrets in American History rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's in the top 5 for content alone. This had a lot more information than anything the press has put out on Bradley Manning and has extensive accounts from his friends and soldiers he worked with.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Private: Bradley Manning, WikiLeaks, and the Biggest Exposure of Official Secrets in American History?

    I liked the parallels drawn between the computer expertise Manning and Assange, coming up at different times in the evolution of computers and information systems. Reading about BBS's and the origins of hacking, then countering that with more recent developments in social media and hacker culture was really enthralling.


    What about Rob Granniss’s performance did you like?

    He gave a really good reading to the technical sections of the book, and wasn't doing overblown impersonations of the people involved.


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

    Reading about Bradley's political aspirations in the context of his current trial and realizing he'll most likely never be able to pursue them.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The 40-Year-Old Version: Humoirs of a Divorced Dad

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Joel Schwartzberg
    • Narrated By Joel Schwartzberg
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    In a very funny and endearing collection of personal essays, award-winning and nationally-published writer Joel Schwartzberg shares stories of his ever-evolving, self-defining dadhood. The 40-Year-Old Version is a great read or listen for any parent, particularly dads trying to sharpen their role and looking for insight through hysterical, heartbreaking, and heroic example.

    Marci says: "Rare combo of humor and honesty"
    "A collection of insightful and funny anecdotes."
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    What made the experience of listening to The 40-Year-Old Version the most enjoyable?

    Hearing the author reading it. He really knows how to deliver the funniest parts and is very heartfelt when talking about raising his kids.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There's an essay about his unsuccessful flirting with a banker which made me think of a Ricky Gervais type of character.


    Any additional comments?

    This is an infinitely better Father's Day gift than a tie.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sword Bearer: Return of the Dragons, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Teddy Jacobs
    • Narrated By J. M. Badger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    Two forms of power - natural and chemical - divide the world. Dragons, who keep the chemical power in check, have long retreated from human sight; few still believe in them. Inside a castle surrounded by Tuscan hills more and more threatened by chemical forces, 16-year-old Anders lives a sheltered life. But much as his parents try, Anders can't avoid the forces that threaten....

    James says: "Swords, Spells and Elves....What else do you need?"
    "Swords, Spells and Elves....What else do you need?"
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    What was one of the most memorable moments of Sword Bearer?

    The magical quality to foods seems a new twist on the genre. I almost get the sense that Teddy is a nutritionist based on how much focus he has on magical power being tied to diet.


    What does J. M. Badger bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His pacing is perfect for battle scenes. I really feel the excitement and don't want to bother flipping pages.


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

    Take the first step of the journey to the Dark Lord...


    Any additional comments?

    JM Badger's narration made me want to break out my D24 and play some D&D!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Under His Hands

    • UNABRIDGED (25 mins)
    • By Michelle Fox
    • Narrated By Trina Devlin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Sara has fantasized about erotic spanking for years and Luke is the cowboy who can make all her fantasies come true.

    James says: "Delightful little tale of discipline!"
    "Delightful little tale of discipline!"
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    If you could sum up Under His Hands in three words, what would they be?

    Spank, spank and spunk.


    What other book might you compare Under His Hands to and why?

    It's erotic carnality and BDSM plot devices has a hint of Francis Ashe's Just Let Go.


    Which character – as performed by Trina Devlin – was your favorite?

    Luke, since I'd very much like to get Sarah under my hands....


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

    That most of the scene actually consisted of teasing and spanking play and only a bit of sex at the end.


    Any additional comments?

    More by Trina, please!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Hunter's Breeding Trap

    • UNABRIDGED (48 mins)
    • By Arthur Mitchell
    • Narrated By Ginger Ashton
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    In her dreams, Nicole Fields can hear the men calling to her from the forest. Just in her early 20s, she knows that it's time to fulfill her social duty by going off to breed. In her world, mating doesn't happen through happy marriages and long courtships. nstead, beautiful women like her are paired with the alphas who live in the woods, rugged hunters who exist only to capture and impregnate traveling women. Leaving her village and embarking on the chase isn't for the weak. Yet, Nicole understands that the pleasurable and life-changing rewards of completing her arduous journey are well worth it.

    James says: "Ginger Snap Breeding Trap!!"
    "Ginger Snap Breeding Trap!!"
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    What made the experience of listening to A Hunter's Breeding Trap the most enjoyable?

    Ginger has a stern quality to her voice that lent an edge to the description of a bleak post-apocalyptic setting.


    What other book might you compare A Hunter's Breeding Trap to and why?

    Werewolf Sex Club by Stroker Chase, because they both feature bound ladies being ravished in the woods.


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

    Yeah, it's a but longer than a quickie, but definitely a start to finish listen!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Patricia's Harsh Exam: A Doctor's Bondage and Medical BDSM Story

    • UNABRIDGED (49 mins)
    • By Arthur Mitchell
    • Narrated By Ginger Ashton
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (13)

    Patricia is a nursing intern with a serious problem. She's crushing hard on her mentor, the brilliant Doctor Victor Templeton, a man who seems as mysterious as he is handsome. After getting chastised by the doctor for sloppy performance, he orders her to see him at his office, late at night.

    James says: "Ginger's ratcheting up of some nurse kink"
    "Ginger's ratcheting up of some nurse kink"
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    Ginger does a great job of channeling a cruel doctor having some kinky games with nurse Patricia. No surprises in the story, really, but still fun!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Honor Student: Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Teresa Mummert
    • Narrated By Clementine Cage
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (76)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
    (69)

    Emma lives a very self-destructive life, barely making her way through college. Her world is turned upside down after meeting Mr. Honor, her new history teacher whose idea of discipline may be a little too much for Emma to handle. While trying to figure out their new relationship, they also have to deal with the very real possibility that someone has discovered their secret and is trying to hurt them. But Mr. Honor is keeping a few secrets of his own from Emma.

    James says: "Perfect voice for such an immersive story."
    "Perfect voice for such an immersive story."
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    At first Clementine's voice seemed a peculiar choice for a young submissive, but as Emma's character develops it's clear she has things weighing on her from her aunt and other pressures that make the narration very appropriate. Her voice lifts well for Emma's dialog and gets deep and sexy for the passionate sex scenes. Clementine's cold, stern voicing of William is excellent as well. I'd definitely recommend it to friends. (Well, the ones into kinky tales)

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Virgin for the Beast: Love the Monster - The New Breed, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 24 mins)
    • By Stroker Chase
    • Narrated By Kitty Bang
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    When a monster ravages her city, their only hope is for Kayla, an innocent virgin, to give herself over to the beast. Kayla is a beautiful, inexperienced virgin, and the city's only hope. When a beast attacks her city, she is called upon by King Silas to offer up her maidenhood to the monster. She accepts, and laid out on a flower bed in the castle courtyard, waits for the beast to take her. This is the third and final chapter to the Love the Monster: New Breed series. It is a short, explicit fantasy erotica.

    James says: "Kitty Bangs out another hot time!"
    "Kitty Bangs out another hot time!"
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    Voyeur paranormal sex! Nothing compares to a good virgin sacrifice sacrificing her virginity. Kitty's narration transforms this from an audiobook into a smutty pulp comic for the mind.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Werewolf Sex Club

    • ABRIDGED (37 mins)
    • By Stroker Chase
    • Narrated By Kitty Bang
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    The werewolf sex club gets hotter and hotter, until Alicia is taken into the woods with two men dressed as werewolves. But what happens when her dreams of meeting a real werewolf comes true? Alicia lets the beast dominate her, and use her. The only way to tame the beast.

    Explicit erotica.

    James says: "Oh, Kitty!"
    "Oh, Kitty!"
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    I really enjoyed Kitty's moans and raspy voice as she calls out from pleasure induced by a preternatural beast having at her six ways to Sunday... maybe it was seven... think I'll give this one another listen...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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