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Kimberly

kimber0711

Tacoma, WA, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Gabriel's Inferno

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Sylvain Reynard
    • Narrated By John Morgan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1194)
    Performance
    (1068)
    Story
    (1090)

    Enigmatic and sexy, Professor Gabriel Emerson is a well-respected Dante specialist by day, but by night he devotes himself to an uninhibited life of pleasure. He uses his notorious good looks and sophisticated charm to gratify his every whim, but is secretly tortured by his dark past and consumed by the profound belief that he is beyond all hope of redemption. When the sweet and innocent Julia Mitchell enrolls as his graduate student, his attraction and mysterious connection to her not only jeopardizes his career, but sends him on a journey in which his past and his present collide.

    Lulu says: "Souls Too Tortured for My Taste"
    "Not Nearly as Naughty as I was hoping"
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    More kissy than kinky. Let's face it, I read a lot of smut, and the naughtier the better. This, in my mind, does not really qualify as erotic. The story was okay, the characters a little too whiney and broken for me, and the sex was...well....fankly... a little boring.

    If 50 shades was too risque for you, then this will be right up your alley.

    There is the threat of a D/s scene, but it never really happens, you know, because her love fixes him. ( sorry, I just threw up in my mouth a little bit). If you like your smut charcter driven (and I do occassionally assuming I like the characters) it's not too bad.

    The narration was good, audio quality good.

    17 of 22 people found this review helpful
  • 3 Gates of the Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Jonathan Ryan
    • Narrated By Kaleo Griffith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Conflicted with his faith in God and the hypocrisy of the church, Aidan Schaeffer, a young assistant pastor, is in a constant state of spiritual turmoil. When Aidan learns that his ex-fiancée is the first victim in a string of ritualistic killings, he finds himself in the middle of an even deeper fight. Tormented by demonic threats and haunted by spirits, Aidan throws himself into investigating Amanda’s death; all the while supernatural forces have begun to attack the people around him.

    Kimberly says: "Entertaining is least this book has to offer."
    "Entertaining is least this book has to offer."
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    This book changed my life...again. As a true fan or the horror / thriller genre this book was spectacular. The writing was outstanding, the narration exceptional but there was something else.....something beautiful in it's undertones.

    Without giving you TMI...I suffered a year 12 years ago that stopped my 3 time a week mass attendance. In a period of 12 months my husband and I lost our beloved dog. my father, his mother and our child. The impact this had on my faith was unfathomable.......until I finished this book. I attended Mass last Sunday for the first time and 12 years. Life is a cosmic balance, and there can be no good without evil, no evil without good.

    Thank you Jonathon for jarring my faith and for one hell of a read.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Fat Vampire

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Johnny B. Truant
    • Narrated By Matt Josdal, VOplanet Studios
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (21)

    When overweight treadmill salesman Reginald Baskin finally meets a co-worker who doesn't make fun of him, it's just his own bad luck that tech guy Maurice turns out to be a two thousand-year-old vampire. And when Maurice turns Reginald to save his life, it's just Reginald's own further bad luck that he wakes up to discover he's become the slowest, weakest, most out-of-shape vampire ever born, doomed to "heal" to his corpulent self for all of eternity.

    colleen says: "Amusing concept"
    "It wasn't bad but......"
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    It also wasn't great. I read and or listen to ALOT of books.....Seriously. On average I got thru 5-7 books a week my main focuses are horror, thriller, erotic romance, and humor. This should have fit into a couple of these genre's but it just didn't do it for me. Frankly I looked forward to it being over with so I could get on to my next book.

    It wasn't bad....sort of "cute" I guess. It was a little like trying to make the best out of a bad fat blind date.

    Frankly at 10 Bucks or one precious credit per very short story I'm sort of relieved I didn't love it.
    From a guy who "does two things writes and teaches you to become legendary" I was expecting more "WOW" and "meh".

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sadie the Sadist: X-tremely Black Humor

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Zané Sachs
    • Narrated By Emily Beresford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Like many people, Sadie feels undervalued and frustrated. Employed by a supermarket, she plots to murder coworkers - or lure them into the employee bathroom for a quickie. Sick of being treated like a robot, she taps into a powerful (and deranged) alter-ego and transforms into Sadie the Sadist.

    Kimberly says: "Hold my calls on my slow descent to hell please..."
    "Hold my calls on my slow descent to hell please..."
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    I had seriously dubious thoughts about this title. I was looking for humor, and it is funny....the humor is definitely dark in a firefighter / cop / mortician vein. The book is twisted beyond imagination and frankly I'm a bit concerned about Sachs' mental health.

    We watch Sadie come unwound...seriously unwound. In a Jeffrey Dahmer, Ted Bundy sort of spiral...only funnier.

    This is not Jen Lancaster funny, or Tina Fey, but it is dark and twisted and.....funny.

    Though not for the faint of heart, it is a great read and twisted in all the best ways.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • American Psycho

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Bret Easton Ellis
    • Narrated By Pablo Schreiber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (718)
    Performance
    (603)
    Story
    (612)

    Patrick Bateman moves among the young and trendy in 1980s Manhattan. Young, handsome, and well educated, Bateman earns his fortune on Wall Street by day while spending his nights in ways we cannot begin to fathom. Expressing his true self through torture and murder, Bateman prefigures an apocalyptic horror that no society could bear to confront.

    Russell says: "Makes Dexter look like a boy scout."
    "An unnamed sense of dread........."
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    I was wearing jean cut offs by 7, a baby doll T shirt, trainers by Brooks, sunglasses by whoever and a Fitbit Force.........

    I literally had to make myself listen to this all the way thru. It's considered a bit of a classic and I have always put off reading it for fear of disappointment......and I was hugely disappointed.

    The book is laden with narcissism and obnoxious self indulgence of the Yuppie Gen. The constant details of what everyone and anyone was wearing to extreme detail was eye rollingly bad and annoying. I found the book offensive to the extreme, and not for the reasons you might think. The horrific sadistic psychotic murder spree was not as unsettling as you might imagine, I'm sure at the time it was originally published it was shocking, but so much of it is old hat now.

    I was even more disappointed with the anticlimactic ending....that just seemed to dangle in nowhere land.

    Frankly, and I don't think I have ever said this before.......The movie was great, wish I had not read the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Giving In: The Surrender Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Maya Banks
    • Narrated By Alix Dale
    Overall
    (106)
    Performance
    (99)
    Story
    (98)

    In her sensational Breathless Trilogy, New York Times best-selling author Maya Banks tested the boundaries of desire. In her new trilogy, there’s only one thing left to do: cross them. Now, the story continues as one woman, haunted by the shadows of the past, explores the possibilities of a new beginning in ways she never could have imagined.…

    Kimberly says: "The Narrator ruined it for me"
    "The Narrator ruined it for me"
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    The story itself is okay, I wish I had actually read this one instead of listening to it. It isn't my favorite Maya Banks, The characters are TOO damaged to let the story really heat up.

    The real deal breaker though was the narration. Kylie is sooooo whiney I spent a good deal of time gritting my teeth thru her portions, And her man's tones, sounds a little like......well.....Forrest Gump. My internal loop kept playing "Run Forrest Run" and Stewie's "Mom Mom Mom Mommy Mommy Mommy." which made it a little tough to get into the parts that actually were hot.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Submit: Surrender Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Melody Anne
    • Narrated By Lilly Swan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (130)
    Performance
    (124)
    Story
    (124)

    In Submit, Ari faces an impossible ultimatum. She needs to decide whether to accept Raffaelo Palazzo's indecent proposal and stay at his side as his bought mistress, under his complete control in his world and in his bedroom. Rafe holds the keys to her mother's happiness, and Ari must choose love for her mother or respect for herself and for the morals her mother instilled in her. You'll find out that decision in this book and discover the unexpected repercussions of what Ari does choose.

    Kimberly says: "This IS Your Mother's Erotica"
    "This IS Your Mother's Erotica"
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    Book one of the series had just enough character development that I bought this because I was actually interested in seeing what would unfold. Despite the fact that this is just another series with a kinky millionaire who must have his way, I was entertained.

    Now, I am approximately 1/4 of the eye rolling way thru this book and I have had all the "thrusting manhood", "Shattering Core", and "Pulsing womanhood" I can stand.

    This is one average length novel, chopped into three teeth clenchingly bad novella's to collect 3 credits.

    The narrator is better in Submit, but her tone is so low that you really have to focus on listening because any other noise in the house or car seems to drown her out.....thankfully I won't have to worry about that because I have had all the "lengthy shaft" I can stomach.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Beneath This Man

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Jodi Ellen Malpas
    • Narrated By Edita Brychta
    Overall
    (691)
    Performance
    (641)
    Story
    (648)

    Jesse Ward drowned her with his intensity and blindsided her with his passion, but he kept her away from his dark secrets and broken soul. Leaving him was the only way Ava O'Shea could survive. She should have known that Jesse Ward is impossible to escape - and now he's back in her life, determined to remind her of the sensual pleasures they had shared. Ava is equally determined to get at the truth beneath this man's steely exterior. That means letting herself get close to the Lord of the Manor once more.

    Katheryne says: "This was all sorts of crazy!"
    "What the ........ ???"
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    The Damaged Dominant seems to be a running theme these days, but this one pushes that beyond the norm. The first book was enjoyable, this one...I wanted to choke the crap out of both of them.

    He's a disaster......with obsessive behaviors that border on abusive. The adolescent wall / window punching, trying to separate her from friends and family, jealousy driven outbursts manipulations and assorted other generally creepy attributes just start to grate on you about half way through. I'm not even delving into the Binge drinking / I'm not an alcoholic thread.

    Her acceptance of his sabotaging her career, beating up random men, and karmic backlash of his "reckless" Life are just a little much.

    Perhaps if we didn't push so hard for the trilogy this might have been ok......I would rather read one great book then three with random made up issues that border on psychosis to fill space.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Wounded

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Jasinda Wilder
    • Narrated By Greg Sule Wilson, Alexandria Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (112)
    Performance
    (109)
    Story
    (110)

    War has taken everything from me. My family. My home. My innocence. In a country blasted by war and wracked by economic hardship, a young orphan girl like me has very few options when it comes to survival...Thus, I do what I must to live, to eat, and I try very hard to not consider the cost to my soul. My heart is empty, and my existence brutal. The one impossibility in my life is love. And then I meet HIM.

    M says: "Not Your Usual Romance"
    "Well, it started great, but......"
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    This book started out really great. The narrators did a wonderful job creating believable characters with subtle nuisances and speech patterns as well accents.

    There were so many contradictions and impossibilities in the book that at one point it becomes frustrating. The premise was good, the writing was good.....but the implausibility of a "virginal prostitute" in a country where adultery is punishable by death, who's brother is an insurgent and she becomes an American sympathizer is just too much.

    I also take issue with plots where the female characters is so damaged that the sexual content of the book becomes a little creepy. I'm all about depravity, as long as it is consensual. When a character is "wounded" she is not actually able to rationally give consent it makes me a little ill.

    Jasinda Wilder is a talented writer and I would definitely read another of her books....the issue was the plot, not the writer.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • This Man: This Man Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Jodi Ellen Malpas
    • Narrated By Edita Brychta
    Overall
    (904)
    Performance
    (847)
    Story
    (853)

    Young interior designer Ava O'Shea has no idea what awaits her at the Manor. A run-of-the-mill consultation with a stodgy country gent seems likely, but what Ava finds instead is Jesse Ward - a devastatingly handsome, utterly confident, pleasure-seeking playboy who knows no boundaries. Ava doesn't want to be attracted to this man, and yet she can't control the overwhelming desire that he stirs in her. She knows that her heart will never survive him and her instinct is telling her to run, but Jesse is not willing to let her go. He wants her and is determined to have her.

    NEW NAME says: "Power, intensity, true love....I think!"
    "Plenty of Hot... too little Plot"
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    Oh I am sooo disappointed.

    This started out with such great potential.....The sex was hot, the power exchange seemed eminent...and then....splat. Before I could saw "Hold the fish & chips!!" I was spiraling into the depths of a grown woman's whiney mostly internal dialogue and a man's brooding non-communicative obsessive love that we generally only see in books featuring sparkly vampires.

    By the second half of the book I was so tired of listening to the indecision that I caught myself just tuning the book out......I would snap back into it with a "OOOHHHH that's hot" and within minutes I was trying to figure out what happened in the last 5 minutes of Supernatural that my DVR cut off.

    Maybe I liked it, maybe I didn't....maybe I need it and that's really what the problem is...I'm putting it down, no I'm finishing it right now no, I'm throwing it out...no.... Ya, you get the idea.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Fast Girls: Erotica for Women

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Rachel Kramer Bussel (editor)
    • Narrated By Lucy Malone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    Fast girls don't mind being the girl everyone is talking about, as long as all eyes are focused their way. They are wanton, daring, shameless, and bold. Fast Girls celebrates the girl with a reputation, the girl who goes all the way, and the girl who doesn't know how to say "no." Featuring writing by Tristan Taormino, Kayla Perrin, Donna George Storey, D. L. King, Kristina Wright, Saskia Walker, Jacqueline Applebee, Tess Danesi, and others, Fast Girls is a racy, provocative collection of erotica by the cream of the crop of female erotica writers.

    Kd says: "Erotica w/ Depth"
    "Wow!! Is it hot in here or is it just this book?"
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    The only thing to say about this book is that it was wonderful. All of the stories were good, a couple of them were sensational. Very credit worthy.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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