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Deanna

Licensed Master Social Worker with specialties in Human Sexuality, Military/Veterans and their families, Trauma, and Substance Abuse.

Fort Worth, TX, United States

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  • The Marketplace: Book One of the Marketplace Series

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Laura Antoniou
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Jasicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (225)
    Performance
    (203)
    Story
    (206)

    In The Marketplace, the first book of the series, follow the trials and tribulations of four aspiring slaves as they undergo training hoping to be accepted into the secret underground society of masters and slaves known as the Marketplace. Under the firm hand of Grendel, the sharp eye of Alexandra, and the painful leather strap in the hands of Chris, these men and women will find some of their hardest challenges come from within themselves.

    Deanna says: "Superb Reader/Actor"
    "Superb Reader/Actor"
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    The Marketplace books have been a series that I have long looked forward to owning on audio. When Laura announced to her friends and fans that she had made an agreement with audible to release The Marketplace I did a dance of joy and eagerly anticipated the release.

    Although anticipating the release, I have been praying that the reader/actor would do justice to this book. I have occasionally been disappointed when I have purchased the audio version of a favorite book after finding what I considered a well written book had been ruined by the audio presentation. The result was the urge to turn it off within the first couple of chapters.

    Upon downloading and beginning to listen to this favorite, I was happy to hear a beautiful british accent and someone that appears to understand the nuances and this material. I look forward to hearing the other books in the series as they become available.

    25 of 25 people found this review helpful
  • The Inheritor

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Laura Antoniou
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Jasicki
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (19)

    When last we saw Chris Parker, he had been bought by master trainer Tetsuo Sakai and was blissfully ensconced in Japan under Tetsuo's wonderfully sadistic boot. And here we join Robin Cassidy, now contentedly serving a slave contract for a rich Chicago businessman. But the Marketplace is shaken when a new Trainer of Trainers must be anointed, and the resulting machinations and clashing loyalties threaten to tear their world apart.

    Elle On Wheelz says: "Great story; horrible narrarator"
    "Laura did it again!"
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    I loved the entire book right up to the cliff-hanger ending. Fantastic character development & more insights into characters we already know. Whether we love, hate, are indifferent or any emotion or thought in between regarding them, Laura Antoniou did not disappoint. Perhaps another kickstarter to help get the next book written & into our hands in called for.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I'm Dreaming of an Undead Christmas

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    Overall
    (3558)
    Performance
    (3209)
    Story
    (3205)

    It's Christmas in Half-Moon Hollow and newly turned vampire Iris Scanlon-Calix wants to make Gigi's first visit home from college as normal and special as possible. It's taken months for Iris to work up the nerve to spend time around her baby sister after her vampire transition, so she enlists help from Jane Jameson and Company to keep her blood-thirst under control and assure Gigi's safety. Gigi, on the other hand, has problems of her own, including the demise of her relationship with high school sweetheart, Ben, and a looming job interview with Ophelia Lambert, the scariest potential employer in the Hollow.

    AudioAddict says: "Clever Christmas Cheer!"
    "it appeared that story was lacking a solid ending."
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    I felt like just when the story got good it abruptly stopped. I was severely disappointed because this was first story I listened to from this author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Reunion: Book Five of the Marketplace Series

    • UNABRIDGED (43 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Laura Antoniou
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Jasicki
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (21)

    In The Reunion, we visit a vacation resort for a Marketplace "family" gathering, where slaves, former slaves, trainers, and their spouses, significant others and family members can relax, let their hair down, and connect with each other. But the "reunion" that matters most is that of Robin Cassidy (the slave from The Slave) and her first trainer, Chris Parker (the trainer from The Trainer).

    JulieR says: "My favorite of the series so far!!"
    "Another brilliant book."
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    I love that Elizabeth Jasicki is the reader for this series. She has captured the characters beautifully & her accents are spot on

    Laura's work is, as always, riveting & imaginative with just the right amount of fiction & truth woven together. I can't wait for book 6 of the series to be released.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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