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Linux Chick

San Diego, CA USA | Member Since 2009

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  • Once Dead, Twice Shy: Madison Avery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Kim Harrison
    • Narrated By Mandy Siegfried
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (339)
    Performance
    (180)
    Story
    (180)

    Madison's prom was killer - literally. For some reason she's been targeted by a dark reaper - yeah, that kind of reaper - intent on getting rid of her, body and soul. But before the reaper could finish the job, Madison was able to snag his strange, glowing amulet and get away. Now she's stuck on Earth - dead but not gone.

    Stephanie says: "THIS BOOK WAS JUST OK KIND OF BORING"
    "Good book for high school/college aged listeners"
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    Where does Once Dead, Twice Shy rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

    It was entertaining, but easy to put down. The teenage angst is too long ago for me. ;-)


    Have you listened to any of Mandy Siegfried???s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    The narrator did a great job.


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

    It made me giggle out loud more than once. Pretty funny, I'm just not the right demographic for this one.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Don't Hex with Texas: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Shanna Swendson
    • Narrated By Eva Wilhelm
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (617)
    Performance
    (542)
    Story
    (550)

    Everything's bigger in Texas - including romance, magic, and danger! Katie Chandler has fled fast-paced Manhattan and returned home to a simpler life, working at her family's feed-and-seed store in Cobb, Texas. In a painfully selfless gesture, Katie had left the sexy wizard Owen Palmer to battle his demons in the magical realm–after all, Katie just seemed to attract evil, which only made Owen's job a lot harder.

    Bonnie says: "Let's meet Granny & the rest of the family"
    "Better than expected!"
    Overall
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    I think the title threw me off. I didn't see how the story could be good in Texas. But it was great!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Accidental Werewolf: Accidentally Friends, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Dakota Cassidy
    • Narrated By Meredith Mitchell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (425)
    Performance
    (388)
    Story
    (388)

    When Marty Andrews gets bitten by a mangy mutt while walking her teacup poodle, her blond hair darkens, the hair on her legs starts growing at an alarming rate, and her mood swings put her dream job as a sales rep for Bobbie-Sue Cosmetics in serious jeopardy. Then a drool-worthy man shows up at her door claiming that he accidentally bit Marty. And since he's a werewolf, she is now, too. Thinking Keegan Flaherty is clearly insane, Marty refuses to believe a word until a kidnapping makes her realize there's more at stake than just her highlights.

    Angela says: "Absolulte!"
    "Mixed bag, but worth a credit"
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    Story

    I love snark so 1 point there. I like some steam in my romances, so point there. Liked the narrator, but found it hard to tell what was internal monologue and what was actually said by the characters. Eventually figured out that if no one started fisticuffs, it was mostly internal snark. Didn't like the end, so minus one star all around there. What started as an interesting story with lots of potential had an ending that seemed overly simplistic, predictable and all tied up with a pretty lavender bow. Still, I'll give the next one a shot.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kitty Goes to War: Kitty Norville, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Carrie Vaughn
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (646)
    Performance
    (398)
    Story
    (394)

    Kitty Norville, Alpha werewolf and host of The Midnight Hour, a radio call-in show, is contacted by a friend at the NIH's Center for the Study of Paranatural Biology. Three Army soldiers recently returned from the war in Afghanistan are being held at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs. They're killer werewolves - and post-traumatic stress has left them unable to control their shape-shifting and unable to interact with people. Kitty agrees to see them, hoping to help by bringing them into her pack.

    Jan says: "Kitty Being An Alpha"
    "Great story, characters and narrator."
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    Love this series. Got here by following the narrator from Kim Harrison's "The Hollows" series. This is one of my favorites in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bone Crossed: Mercy Thompson, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Patricia Briggs
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3356)
    Performance
    (2342)
    Story
    (2349)

    In a world where "witches, vampires, werewolves, and shape-shifters live beside ordinary people" (Booklist), it takes a very unusual woman to call it home. By day, Mercy Thompson is a car mechanic in Eastern Washington. By night, she explores her preternatural side. As a shape-shifter with some unusual talents, Mercy's found herself maintaining a tenuous harmony between the human and the not-so- human on more than one occasion. This time she may get more than she bargained for.

    cmclien says: "Great books"
    "Reminds me of Kim Harrison's Hollows"
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    Love the Narrator. She's how I found this series. Liking the series more each book as the characters and the relationships develop and evolve. Plots are good and there is always a new piece of the universe introduced in each book to keep it fresh.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tall, Dark, and Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Tate Hallaway
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (691)
    Performance
    (616)
    Story
    (615)

    Recovering witch Garnet Lacey owns Wisconsin's premier occult bookstore. And a fringe benefit of the job is getting customers like Sebastian Von Traum - piercing brown eyes, a sexy accent, and a killer body. The only thing missing is an aura. Which means he's dead. And that means trouble - something Garnet's a sucker for....

    Amy J says: "Tall, Dark, Dead & Poorly Edited"
    "Love Amanda Ronconi's narration!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I'm a Molly Harper fan, but having listened to all of those, tried this. I guess I like a little more "snark", but this was pretty good. Interesting universe, if still a bit ill-defined.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shame on You: Fool Me Once, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Tara Sivec
    • Narrated By Amy McFadden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (263)
    Performance
    (238)
    Story
    (243)

    After war veteran Kennedy O’Brien returned home from Afghanistan and caught her husband in bed with the nanny, she lost her faith in all things male. So she started Fool Me Once Investigations to stick it to the man — because there’s no better bounty hunter than a woman scorned. Her latest job is a wild dog-chase to slap cuffs on a bail jumper turned Chihuahua thief, but thanks to her meddling family, Kennedy will have to put up with a partner. And it’s about the last man she’d ever pick: Her cheating ex-husband’s best friend, Griffin Crawford.

    Trish R. says: "Funniest book ever.."
    "Stuck with it. It got better."
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    I didn't warm to the characters initially, but was laughing with (at?) them by the end. I j h i

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beautiful Bastard

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Christina Lauren
    • Narrated By Grace Grant
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1998)
    Performance
    (1817)
    Story
    (1833)

    Whip-smart, hardworking, and on her way to an MBA, Chloe Mills has only one problem: her boss, Bennett Ryan. He’s exacting, blunt, inconsiderate - and completely irresistible. A beautiful bastard. Bennett has returned to Chicago from France to take a vital role in his family’s massive media business. He never expected that the assistant who’d been helping him from abroad was the gorgeous, innocently provocative - completely infuriating - creature he now has to see every day. Despite the rumors, he’s never been one for a workplace hookup. But Chloe’s so tempting he’s willing to bend the rules....

    Annie says: "Panty Ripping Good Time"
    "Nice progression, perfect balance"
    Overall
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    Story

    Steamy moments every chapter and still a decent plot. Even with the lingerie bill and easy access wardrobe, I was able to suspend disbelief (mostly).

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kitty Goes to Washington: Kitty Norville, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Carrie Vaughn
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1079)
    Performance
    (679)
    Story
    (679)

    The country's only celebrity werewolf, late-night radio host Kitty Norville prefers to be heard, not seen. But when she's invited to testify at a Senate hearing on behalf of supernaturals, her face gets plastered on national television. Kitty has been in hot water before, but jumping into the D.C. underworld brings a new set of problems---and a new set of friends and enemies.

    A User says: "Very Good"
    "Too much D.C., new characters not as compelling"
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    I think Marguerite Gavin does an excellent job. In fact, I found this series because I enjoyed her performance of Kim Harrison's "The Hollows" series so much I looked to see what else she did. I didn't like this second book as much as the first for two reasons. 1) There were only a few of the characters from the first book in this and often only briefly. The new characters didn't absorb my interest the way the first book's characters did. 2) The setting of a Washington, D.C. witch hunt, er, uh, werewolf hunt, came across as "preachy" to me. There were some general plot issues that made it seem that making a point was more important than telling a good story. The first book was able to do both. Still, I accidentally listened the very first part of Book 4 by mistake, and I am dying to find out things get to that point, so I'll be loading up Book 3 with my credits as soon as I click Submit. ;-)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Bite Before Christmas

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Lynsay Sands, Jeaniene Frost
    • Narrated By Paula Christensen, Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (662)
    Performance
    (610)
    Story
    (610)

    This holiday season, join two of today’s most popular paranormal authors for a special look into their worlds, where creatures are always stirring and no one sleeps through the night. The Bite Before Christmas: Teddy Brunswick knows about the immortals among us. He’s worked with them, called them friend - but he never counted on being snowed in with one over Christmas. Home for the Holidays by Jeaniene Frost: Cat and Bones are looking forward to a normal holiday - at least as “normal” as it gets for the combustible vampire couple....

    Ck says: "Home for the Holidays= 5 stars, The Gift= 0 stars"
    "My favorite Argenau vampire story so far"
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    Not sure why, but I really liked this Argenau vampire story. I think somehow I found it more believable. Maybe I just find the whole setting - snowbound in a cabin with no electricity - very romantic. Still working on the second story, but if you enjoy the characters Jeaniene Frost has created for her Kat and Bones stories, they are all there and they don't disappoint. Without having finished it, I think the plot may be suffering because of the brevity. She doesn't have the time to spin the usual suspense and intrigue, but a good story none the less.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dark Lover: The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By J.R. Ward
    • Narrated By Jim Frangione
    Overall
    (3544)
    Performance
    (2391)
    Story
    (2406)

    The vampire Darius fears for the life of his half-breed daughter, who is unaware of her unusual destiny. To oversee her transformation, Darius seeks help from Wrath, a dangerous loner and the world's only purebred vampire.

    Tracy says: "Amazing start to this awesome series!"
    "Good paranormal romance"
    Overall
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    This was an entertaining listen if somewhat formulaic. Loved the good guys in it. Rating would have been higher on the story, but I didn't like the bad guys. I know, I know. You aren't _supposed_ to like that bad guys. But I like bad guys where, when they get taken out, it's quick, justified, and you feel like justice was done. When these guys get taken out, you feel like they didn't suffer enough, like there needs to be a way to go back and make them never exist. Then again, when I think of it like that, I'm happier with the ending...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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