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Garry

Cornwall, ON, Canada

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  • Ill Wind: Weather Warden, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Rachel Caine
    • Narrated By Dina Pearlman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (377)
    Performance
    (224)
    Story
    (225)

    Joanne Baldwin is a Weather Warden. Usually, all it takes is a wave of her hand to tame the most violent weather. But now, she's trying to outrun another kind of storm: accusations of corruption and murder. So, she's resorting to the very human tactic of running for her life.... Her only hope is Lewis, the most powerful warden known. Unfortunately, he's stolen not one but three bottles of Djinn-making him the most wanted man on earth. Still, she's racing hard to find him-before the bad weather closes in fast.

    Yuriko says: "Good fun and fast listening"
    "Weather Wardens Ill Wind is a fair breeze."
    Overall

    Very exciting story well written and well read. I was enthralled by this story. I enjoyed the narration of Dina Pearlman. She does justice to Rachel's writing. All my thanks to both of them.

    8 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • One Bite With a Stranger: The Others Series

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Christine Warren
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (214)
    Performance
    (188)
    Story
    (189)

    When Regina's friends insist on setting her up a "Fantasy Fix" to help her get over her cheating ex, she dreams up some kinky out-of-this-world encounters that they could never possibly bring to life. But the next thing Regina knows, her friends have got her laced into a shiny black corset, tight leather pants, and a sexy pair of stilettos. It's time for some downtown vampire-fantasy fun...

    Erin says: "Don't judge the entire Others series by Book 1"
    "Say, What?"
    Overall
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    Story
    What made the experience of listening to One Bite With a Stranger the most enjoyable?

    Christine Warren has happened upon one of the best story line I have heard yet. Couple that with the narration of Kate Reading and you have one of the best performance I have heard yet. I would not hesitate to compare it to one of the best of Laurel K. Hamilton and Laural Merlington, Kim Harrison or Carrie Vaughn and Marguerite Gavin. All that and it is erotic too.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I think the group is the best character because they hold the story together. Apart from the group there is no favourite character. The ladies all have strengths that make for the perfect partnerships


    What about Kate Reading’s performance did you like?

    I could listen to Kate Reading read for days. Oh! That is what I did.


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

    This book was definitely not one I wanted to listen to in one sitting. The whole series was.


    Any additional comments?

    Christine Warren is one of the finest writers I have heard.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Swallowing Darkness: Meredith Gentry, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Laurell K. Hamilton
    • Narrated By Claudia Black
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (642)
    Performance
    (314)
    Story
    (322)

    "I am Meredith, princess of faerie, wielder of the hands of Flesh and Blood, and at long last, I am with child twins, fathered by my royal guard. Though my uncle, Taranis, King of Light and Illusion, claims that he is the true father since he abducted me from my home, betrayed, and defiled me. And now he has branded my guards as a threat to my unborn children."

    Kristy says: "Story is great, narration was not so great"
    "Narrater diminishes the story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes but not with the enthusiasm of other book. The narrator lacks the passion of the other books.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The princess.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Having Laurel Merlington narrate.


    Any additional comments?

    I love the series because of the passion and would read more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Perfect Blood: The Hollows, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Kim Harrison
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1717)
    Performance
    (1531)
    Story
    (1530)

    Ritually murdered corpses are appearing across Cincinnati, terrifying amalgams of human and other. Pulled in to help investigate by the I.S. and the FIB, former witch turned day-walking demon Rachel Morgan soon realizes a horrifying truth: a human hate group is trying to create its own demons to destroy all Inderlanders, and to do so, it needs her blood. She's faced vampires, witches, werewolves, demons, and more, but humanity itself might be her toughest challenge yet.

    Aimee says: "Get on with it already"
    "Tension!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up A Perfect Blood in three words, what would they be?

    The tension just about drove me crazy. I was on pins and needles the whole time.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Rachel because she just creates the suspense that drives me crazy.


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

    As a retired person I listened to this all in one sitting and now must listen again to get everything I missed. The third time will be just for fun.


    Any additional comments?

    Thank to Marguerite Gavin for making the story such a joy to listen to. Kim Harrison is a wonderful writer and I love her character development especally the new improved Rachel.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Silver Borne: Mercy Thompson, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Patricia Briggs
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2771)
    Performance
    (1809)
    Story
    (1821)

    When mechanic and shapeshifter Mercy Thompson attempts to return a powerful Fae book she'd previously borrowed in an act of desperation, she finds the bookstore locked up and closed down. It seems the book contains secret knowledge - and the Fae will do just about anything to keep it out of the wrong hands.

    Meghan says: "Highly recommend"
    "In the tradition of Carrie Vaughn, Dawn Cook ..."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I recommend this audiobook because the narration of Lorelei King brings the whole series to life.


    What other book might you compare Silver Borne to and why?

    It is in the tradition of Carrie Vaughn's Kitty and the Midnight Hour and Dawn Cook's Truth Series


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

    I have listened to the first five stories of the Mercy Thompson series and enjoyed them a great deal


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

    Movies are never as good as the audiobooks.


    Any additional comments?

    Patricia Briggs has writer a wounderful series of romantic adventure stories. I love the stories and the narration.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Fistful of Charms

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Kim Harrison
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2142)
    Performance
    (1325)
    Story
    (1335)

    The evil night things that prowl Cincinnati despise witch and bounty hunter Rachel Morgan. Her new reputation for the dark arts is turning human and undead heads alike with the intent to possess, bed, and kill her - not necessarily in that order.

    David Olszewski says: "Lots to like, but some complaints"
    "The most exciting yet"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Exciting story with adventure and tenderness.


    What other book might you compare A Fistful of Charms to and why?

    It stands alone but maybe Stephenie Meyers Host.


    What about Marguerite Gavin’s performance did you like?

    A lot of the series I listen to are narrated by her. Kitty and the midnight hour being just one


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

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Every Which Way but Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Kim Harrison
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2263)
    Performance
    (1423)
    Story
    (1434)

    Some days, you just can't win. Witch and former bounty hunter Rachel Morgan has managed to escape her corrupt company, survive living with a vampire, start her own runner service, and face down a vampire master.

    Ananda says: "oh! the trashy goodness!"
    "Always a good story well narrated"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I love the book. It allows the suspension of reality for a while.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    all the characters were exciting and vivid.


    Which character – as performed by Marguerite Gavin – was your favorite?

    Trent


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

    They can never make this a movie as good as the book


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sea Glass

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Maria V. Snyder
    • Narrated By Jennifer Van Dyck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (374)
    Performance
    (157)
    Story
    (160)

    Student glass magician Opal Cowan's newfound ability to steal a magician's powers makes her too powerful. Ordered to house arrest by the Council, Opal dares defy them, traveling to the Moon Clan's lands in search of Ulrick, the man she thinks she loves. Thinks because another man - now her prisoner - claims Ulrick's desire for blood magic has eclipsed his passion for her.

    Amy says: "Better than the First Book"
    "Critics!"
    Overall

    I listened to this story because of the narrator but was about to buy the previous because I liked the story. Then I listened to the critics and real wonder. I love Jennifer Van Dyck reading style because the emphasis is on the story not theatrics. She puts feeling into the story but the authors story is what she is relating.
    I love this story Maria V. Snyder has a good story and I think Jennifer Van Dyck does a great job of delivering it.
    Now I am going back and buying the other books in the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Undone

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Rachel Caine
    • Narrated By Cynthia Holloway
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (21)

    A brand new series from the author of the Weather Warden novels, who is “Swift, sassy, and sexy as Laurell K. Hamilton.” (Mary Jo Putney). Once she was Cassiel, a Djinn of limitless power. Now, she has been reshaped in human flesh as punishment for defying her master - and living among the Weather Wardens, whose power she must tap into regularly or she will die. And as she copes with the emotions and frailties of her human condition, a malevolent entity threatens her new existence....

    Garry says: "I finally understand"
    "I finally understand"
    Overall

    Because I couldn't get the rest of this series I decided to listen to the weather warden series. It puts Cassel in a setting that make sense. I wouldn't have listened to the Weather Warden series if the second book in this series was available. I am glad I did. Now that I meshed the two series together it puts everything in perspective. You have to understand the Wardens struggle for the story to really pop. Rachel is brilliant. I really love the story. Cynthia does a great job narrating compared with Kendel's audio which is not close. i am really eager for the rest of the series. Nice job Rachel thanks for the wonderful stories.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Discord's Apple

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Carrie Vaughn
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe, Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (132)
    Performance
    (69)
    Story
    (68)

    When Evie Walker goes home to spend time with her dying father, she discovers that his creaky old house in Hope’s Fort, Colorado, is not the only legacy she will inherit. Hidden behind the basement door is a secret and magical storeroom, a place where wondrous treasures from myth and legend are kept safe until they are needed again.

    james says: "Not epic, but an entertaining story."
    "Like a breath of fresh air"
    Overall

    This is not the usual type of story that Carrie tells, but it is a fresh story type for me. I really liked it. It took some getting use to and I enjoyed it more the second time I listened, but it took me a little to get over my preconceptions of what to expect. It is definitely worth multiple listenings. It requires you to concentrate on following the story line because of it extensive use of an anacoluthonistic narrative style. The narration is well done. I like it, and in my opinion it is a definite keeper.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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