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Bonnie

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  • Kill the Dead: Sandman Slim, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Richard Kadrey
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (810)
    Performance
    (663)
    Story
    (669)

    James Stark, a.k.a. Sandman Slim, crawled out of Hell, took bloody revenge for his girlfriend’s murder, and saved the world along the way. After that, what do you do for an encore? You take a lousy job tracking down monsters for money. It’s a depressing gig, but it pays for your beer and cigarettes. But in L.A., things can always get worse. Like when Lucifer comes to town to supervise his movie biography and drafts Stark as his bodyguard.

    Mike Naka says: "good enough for me to buy book 3"
    "Book 2 in the Sandman Slim series"
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    . just gets better and better, can't wait to read the third book in the series. Narrator MacLeod Andrew is fantastic, Richard Kadrey really knows how to keep a story moving thee were NEVER any dull moments. It all ended to soon for me. I hope that Audible will be getting more from this author.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Foreign Affairs: Erotic Travel Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Mitzi Szereto (editor)
    • Narrated By Chantel Dubois, Scarlett Day, Hunter Milbrook, and others
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Taking a trip is like a having a love affair: You arrive at your destination liberated from the mundane details of ordinary life, free to shuck off your inhibitions and awaken to the landscape of the senses. In Foreign Affairs, writers from around the globe explore the romance of travel in 21 explicit stories set in evocative locales, including Rome, Brussels, Tokyo, St. Lucia, Vietnam, and Santorini. Contributors include Opal Palmer Adisa, Lisabet Sarai, and Linda Jaivin (author of the best seller Eat Me).

    Bonnie says: "If you like Erotica, this is a mix"
    "If you like Erotica, this is a mix"
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    Would you try another book from Mitzi Szereto (editor) and/or the narrators?

    Maybe the stories were ok, however I found that I only enjoyed about 60% of them. Didn't care for 30% and 10% were just ok.


    Did the narrators do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    The narrators did a fine job and in the stories that were really good they were a real turn on. When a story is just kind of limp no matter how good the narrator it's not going to do it for the listener.


    Could you see Foreign Affairs: Erotic Travel Tales being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Maybe but would have to get better stories, and it would have to be a cable show


    Any additional comments?

    Normally if I don't really enjoy a book I return it, however in this case since I liked over half the stories I feel I may listen to it again and see if I missed something.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jet-Setting Escort: A Curvy Girl Erotic Romance (Book 8)

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Monique DuBois
    • Narrated By Sabrina V.
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    For as long as I can remember, I've had a boring, predictable life. I work at a low-paying job and have ho-hum missionary sex with my long-term boyfriend, who calls me “pear shaped” (and not in a good way). I've never been with more than one man or explored myself sexually. That's for sexy, skinny girls. Girls with exciting lives. Girls I'm not.

    Amelia says: "Excellent final book in series"
    "You have to read the first 1-7 to make this work"
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    Would you listen to Jet-Setting Escort: A Curvy Girl Erotic Romance (Book 8) again? Why?

    You must read the first books in order 1-7 to understand what this book is about. I would listen to it again because it's part of the series. And this is the last book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Jet-Setting Escort: A Curvy Girl Erotic Romance (Book 8)?

    When Ariella goes to meet Steve's family, hoping they will accept her. When she over hears a plot by Steve's mother to ruin their relationship because Steve's mother feels Ariella is not good enough for him. Breaks her heart


    Have you listened to any of Sabrina V.’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No first time in this series she did a very nice job.


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

    No didn't cry just angry at Steve's snob mother for being such a bitch.


    Any additional comments?

    I really like "Curvy " girl stories and Monique Du Bois does a great job writing them I hope to see more from her.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jet-Setting Escort: A Curvy Girl Erotic Romance (Boxed Set Books 1-7)

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Monique DuBois
    • Narrated By Sabrina V.
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (12)
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    (12)

    For as long as I can remember, I've had a boring, predictable life. I work at a low-paying job and have ho-hum missionary sex with my long-term boyfriend, who calls me "pear shaped" (and not in a good way). I've never been with more than one man or explored myself sexually. That's for sexy, skinny girls. Girls with exciting lives. Girls I'm not. When a series of events send my life into a tailspin, I find myself at a mansion in the Hollywood Hills, locking eyes with a gorgeous, sexy stranger who sends my heart racing. Our first night together is one I'll never forget.

    Voracious says: "Hot, sexy, WOW!"
    "If you like your women with CURVES this is for you"
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    Where does Jet-Setting Escort rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    A plus size young lady gets dumped by her long time boyfriend over the phone. Her self image is really crappy, because her ex boyfriend always made comments about her weight. She goes to a party with her girlfriend (very top shelf) lots of movers and shakers. She's attracted to a hot athlete whose really turned on by her curves. He tells her not to put herself down, because lots of men prefer women "With Curves"


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ariella, the main character who not only learns to love herself, but learns how to make love, and appreciate the men who want to make love to her. Yes she joins an escort service, and makes tons of money. Her character grows with each experience she has with each man she dates with the service


    Have you listened to any of Sabrina V.’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is the first time and she did a very nice job.


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

    Sharp curves can be dangerous.


    Any additional comments?

    It's nice to hear a story about plus size women who learns to become confident and realize she is beautiful and wanted and lusted after, and eventually loved. 80% of women are over a size 4. And most men really like T&A

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Natural History of Dragons: A Memoir by Lady Trent

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Marie Brennan
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (71)
    Performance
    (67)
    Story
    (68)

    You, dear listener, continue at your own risk. It is not for the faint of heart - no more so than the study of dragons itself. But such study offers rewards beyond compare: to stand in a dragon's presence, even for the briefest of moments - even at the risk of one's life - is a delight that, once experienced, can never be forgotten….All the world, from Scirland to the farthest reaches of Eriga, know Isabella, Lady Trent, to be the world's preeminent dragon naturalist.

    Bonnie says: "Kate Reading makes this audio book devine"
    "Kate Reading makes this audio book devine"
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    What did you love best about A Natural History of Dragons?

    Victorian history with touches of bizarre chemistry and creatures of unfathomable grandness. It has a "Steam-Punk" feel but keeps you in that Victorian era. The main character is a young woman way ahead of her time. Luckily she's able to find some one to share it with. In a time when women were expected to stay and home and look pretty, our heroine wants to grow with knowledge


    What other book might you compare A Natural History of Dragons to and why?

    I don't think I've come across any book like this. It is the memoir of a woman who is now in her old age telling of how she started out as a child with interests in nature and and especially Dragons.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There are so many I don't want to spoil the story, there are twists and turns that really make the story interesting.


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

    When Jacob tells Isabelle "Don't let them get away with this." I won't spoil it .


    Any additional comments?

    I've read reviews of people who read the kindle version, and the print version. I have to say Kate Reading makes this story come alive. She is marvelous with accents, voices both male and female, and showing emotions. I can't wait to read the next in the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Big Book of Orgasms: 69 Sexy Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Rachel Kramer Bussel
    • Narrated By Rose Caraway
    Overall
    (72)
    Performance
    (70)
    Story
    (70)

    What happens when you bring together 69 authors sharing their hottest orgasm stories? If you have top notch erotica editor Rachel Kramer Bussel, you get The Big Book of Orgasms! This climactic collection captures top erotica writers serving up steamy scenarios all focused on The Big O. Whether getting off from exhibitionism, voyeurism, or a very special pair of blue jeans, the characters in The Big Book of Orgasms explore all sorts of ways they can come.

    Kenya says: "That's a spicy book!"
    "Hot Erotica for those who enjoy the genre"
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    If you could sum up The Big Book of Orgasms in three words, what would they be?

    Exciting, Stimulating, Different.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I usually enjoy all erotica, GAY, Straight, Kinky, BDSM, it is what stimulates the mind and gets people off. Erotica, like any other fiction is written to entertain and stimulate. (The reader doesn't have to love every story) However if you are an individual who enjoys your own sexuality, then you should be able to understand and enjoy anyone who expresses their desires no matter how different or strange, (consenting adults). Yes there is roll play, and play with toys and some homosexuality. These are stories about the Big O. How people get them and give them. I found every story a delight.


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

    I only heard Rose Caraway one other time and she is a wonderful narrator, even when talking from a man's point of view.


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

    When you have so many stories I know I can't pick one. I found it well worth the cost for the over 8 hours of entertainment.


    Any additional comments?

    I've listened to many of Rachel Kramer Bussel's anthologies. She knows how to pick stories that will work, I always look for books by Rachel Kramer Bussel, or Alison Tyler, Violet Blue, Delilah Devlin. Especially when putting together anthologies. They are also great writers, and ofter end up in many of these anthologies. GIVE US MORE.

    39 of 39 people found this review helpful
  • Into the Storm

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (142)
    Performance
    (138)
    Story
    (137)

    A knight of Cygnar follows a strict moral code. His integrity is beyond reproach. He holds himself to the highest standards whether dealing with friend or foe. And he values honor above all. The year is 606 AR, and Cygnar has been sorely pressed by its enemies both at home and abroad. In Caspia, the conflict with the Protectorate is about to erupt into full war with the looming invasion of Sul. The Cygnaran military is desperate for soldiers with the skill, strength, and bravery to take up the devastating galvanic weaponry of the new Storm Division.

    Hassan says: "I Like!! But More Please!!!"
    "I enjoy every book Larry Correia has written"
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    What did you love best about Into the Storm?

    Action never stopped from the start of this book to the very end. Larry Correia always develops his characters through a story, and you really get caught up in each personality.


    What other book might you compare Into the Storm to and why?

    Dirty Dozen.....Taking a group of total misfits and turning them into an elite group of fighters


    What about Ray Porter’s performance did you like?

    Ray Porter was fantastic, his voices and accents and emotions made this story even better.


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

    I finished in one day, I wished I could have spent the whole day just listening....The beauty of this story is that it's not a continuing series. But it was totally enjoyable. In the true style of Larry Correia.


    Any additional comments?

    Larry Correia has two series that I started listening to I hope the next books come out soon....I really love his work and have NEVER been disappointed. Well worth the credit

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Black Arts: Jane Yellowrock, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Faith Hunter
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (626)
    Performance
    (579)
    Story
    (577)

    When Evan Trueblood blows into town looking for his wife, Molly, he’s convinced that she came to see her best friend, Jane. But it seems like the witch made it to New Orleans and then disappeared without a trace. Jane is ready to do whatever it takes to find her friend. Her desperate search leads her deep into a web of black magic and betrayal and into the dark history between vampires and witches. But the closer she draws to Molly, the closer she draws to a new enemy - one who is stranger and more powerful than any she has ever faced.

    Maureen says: "Another great book. Go Faith!"
    "Jane Yellowrock amazingly evolves"
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    What did you love best about Black Arts?

    Jane Yellowrock will go through a growth in her own being and learn more about who she is and her own powers as a "Skin Walker". This is one of the best in the series, and I've listened to every one of the books in this series...(they each get better)


    What did you like best about this story?

    When Jane realizes that she doesn't have to feel guilt for doing the things that are necessary to save lives. Yes she does have to kill, but she doesn't have to anguish about it. She and Beast recognize this.


    What does Khristine Hvam bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Khristine Hvam is the voice of this series. She does a wonderful job with accents and emotions. of both men and women and even the children.


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

    When Jane thought Evan was going to die.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm looking forward to the next book now that Jane is free from her binding To the Vampires.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Undead Pool: The Hollows, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Kim Harrison
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (936)
    Performance
    (882)
    Story
    (888)

    Witch and day-walking demon Rachel Morgan knows magic - earth, ley line, even the forbidden demon magic - and that knowledge has saved her life more than once. But now something - or someone - is attacking Cincinnati and the Hollows, causing spells to backfire or go horribly wrong while living vampires attack humans and Inderlanders alike. The pressures build when the city is quarantined to contain the unreliable magic, and Rachel must stop the attacks before the undead vampire masters who keep the rest of the undead under control are lost and it becomes all-out supernatural war.

    Angela says: "Unbelievably Satisfying!"
    "Each book in series gets better *BEST YET*"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Undead Pool the most enjoyable?

    Kim Harrison's Character development over the series, this book really is the turning point of many relationships and interactions between characters. Marguerite Gavin as always is the voice of every "Hollows" book. Each character's voice and emotion is done fantastically


    What other book might you compare The Undead Pool to and why?

    I can only compare to other books in this series. You just CAN'T read THIS book with out reading the whole series. If you read book one and like it I promise you every book will get better. Reminds me of "Dresden files" Each book just got better.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    One with Nute, which really shows she may not be as crazy as everyone thinks she is. I found that really enjoyable. There were many others but saying so would be real spoilers,.


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

    YES, and I can't give it away because it would ruin the story for any one listening.


    Any additional comments?

    I've loved this series from the start, and I'm so looking forward to the next book. I'm told it will be the last book in the series, I'm hoping not. But if it is I'm sure Ms Harrison will make it a real bang up occasion.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Crimson Veil

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Yasmine Galenorn
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (26)

    We're the D'Artigo sisters: savvy half-human, half-Fae ex-operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. My sister Camille is a wicked good witch with three gorgeous husbands. Delilah is a two-faced werecat and a Death Maiden. And me? I'm Menolly, a vampire married to a scorching hot werepuma. And right now, we're facing enemies on all sides. It's been a long and devastating week. Back in Otherworld, war has decimated the elfin city of Elqaneve, our father has gone missing, and Shadow Wing has managed to obtain another spirit seal.

    Bonnie says: "You really have to follow series to enjoy"
    "You really have to follow series to enjoy"
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    What did you love best about Crimson Veil?

    What I love best about every book in the series so far is that each book focuses on one particular sister, even though touching on all of them and all the characters they are involved with. Menolly seems to be coming to terms with who she is and accepting her place in the world after being turned into a vampire in a very horrific way. (with scars on her skin, and internal scars that she'll never forget) It seems in this book she has come to terms with what happened and now has evolved to carry on to help fight the war in OtherWorld


    What other book might you compare Crimson Veil to and why?

    Can't really compare, each one of the books in the series is different, like I said a focuses on a different sisters problem, but doesn't exclude the other in any one story.


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

    Cassandra Campbell is the voice of The Moon Sisters. I can't imagine any other narrator doing as good a job with voices of each character and the emotions


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

    I don't want to write any spoilers. so I'll leave it to those who wish to


    Any additional comments?

    I'm looking forward to the next book in this series. So far I've not been disappointed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Concealed in Death: In Death Series, Book 38

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (902)
    Performance
    (828)
    Story
    (829)

    In a decrepit and long-empty New York building, a man begins the demolition process by swinging a sledgehammer into a wall. When the dust clears, he finds two skeletons wrapped in plastic behind it. The man is Lieutenant Eve Dallas’s billionaire husband, Roarke, and he summons her immediately. His latest real estate project is going to be on hold for a while, because by the time Eve and her crew are finished searching the premises, there are 12 murders to be solved.

    helen says: "Brilliantly Clever!"
    "Susan Ericksen is awesom in this series"
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    Where does Concealed in Death rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    J.D. Rob (Nora Roberts) has found something to write about in every one of the "In Death" stories The only two books I found truly distressing were "New York to Dallas" and "Thankless in Death" (reason being the amount of horrible and gruesome descriptions of the crimes were very difficult for anyone who's ever experienced any brutality to themselves or family member) I couldn't finish those books.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    All the characters and especially Dallas......and Mavis but all of them make the stories amazing


    What does Susan Ericksen bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I've heard Susan Ericksen narrate other books as well and for this series I don't think I could imagine anyone else doing the narrations as well She is the entire cast of characters. Go Susan.


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

    When telling a parent that their child who's been missing is dead, that just chokes me up, especially the way Ms Ericksen expresses emotions.


    Any additional comments?

    Some of the "In Death" series I found hard to listen to because of the intense descriptions of brutality. (only about 4 books) But in every book there are always twists and turns, and they usually come up at the very end. Waiting for book # 39

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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