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Bonnie

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  • Shatner Rules: Your Key to Understanding the Shatnerverse and the World at Large

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By William Shatner, Chris Regan
    • Narrated By William Shatner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (388)
    Performance
    (360)
    Story
    (358)

    Admit it. You want to BE William Shatner. This collection of rules, illustrated with stories from Bill’s illustrious life and career, will show you how Bill became WILLIAM SHATNER, larger than life and bigger than any role he ever played. Shatner Rules is your guide to becoming William Shatner. Or, more accurately, beautifully Shatneresque.

    colleen says: "I can't believe he's 80!"
    "Bill Shatner's Ego as large as his sense of humor"
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    Everyone knows William Shatner has a HUGE ego, and when you listen to this book narrated by him you will also find out he has a terrific sense of humor, and doesn't take too many things seriously. ( Especially ex-startrek crew) For a man getting close to 90 his wit is sharp and right on. I found my self laughing out loud. I don't think you'll feel cheated listening to this, except it ends too quickly.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    Overall
    (359)
    Performance
    (333)
    Story
    (331)

    Gigi is no longer an innocent teen. All grown up and looking for love, her family and friends worry she'll go for the sexy, alluring vampire instead of a nice, safe human. But sexy and alluring, with a penchant for biting, could be just what Gigi wants...

    Diana Turmenne says: "Harper and Ronconi make me happy again!"
    "Harper and Ronconi do it again"
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    Where does The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Molly Harper knows how make almost any situation humorous. Laugh out loud funny. This time the story is very complex, and just when you think you know who the bad guy is there are more twists and turns. But all comes out great


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire?

    Ophelia reason for confession......I won't go further than that.


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

    Amanda Ronconi is the voice of all of Molly Harper's books. She's great with accents, voices and emotions. I think that she's one of the reasons the audible version is so good.


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

    Jealousy is bad for Vampires


    Any additional comments?

    Molly Harper's books always leave me feeling good There are always dark issues and trials but in the end it's always a good ending to each book. Looking forward to the next one

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Wrapped Around Your Finger: A Story of Submission, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Alison Tyler
    • Narrated By Rebecca Estrella
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Entirely suited to one another, Jack and Samantha continue to explore their sultry, kink-drenched love affair. Jack, a dominant’s Dom, pushes Samantha’s boundaries, making Sam do things she’d never thought she wanted to — never believed she would. He takes her in public, on stage, punishes her with both sensory deprivation and erotic overload. And then he proves to her that all of those actions suit her to perfection. Costumes, erotic toys, role-playing, and a 24/7 BDSM-lifestyle fulfill Samantha’s dirtiest dreams.

    Bonnie says: "The truth about BDSM as it should be told"
    "The truth about BDSM as it should be told"
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    If you could sum up Wrapped Around Your Finger in three words, what would they be?

    Trust, Truth, Respect


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Samantha, how she grows and learns more about what she wants, if she can learn to deal with the truths of who Jack is and with how he loves her. Complex relationship, and very different from what most would expect. The Series started with "Dark Secret Love" then "The Delicious Torment" and "Wrapped Around Your Finger" continues where "Torment" left off. These books make "50 Shades of Gray" look like ground chuck next to Filet Mignon. I've been reading Ms Tyler's books and short stories for years. She's one of the best Erotic writers out there.


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

    She did a wonderful job at expressing emotions, and there were plenty. I have only heard her in the previous book in this series.


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

    Yes, but unfortunately I could not. However I started on Friday night and finished on Saturday afternoon


    Any additional comments?

    If you are into the genre of erotica, Alison Tyler is one of the best. She's been doing it for years, and lives the lifestyle. I recommend her works highly,

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Comforting Thoughts about Death That Have Nothing to Do with God

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Greta Christina
    • Narrated By Greta Christina
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (29)

    In this mini-audiobook collection of essays, prominent atheist author Greta Christina offers secular ways to handle your own mortality and the death of those you love. Blending intensely personal experience with compassionate, down-to-earth wisdom, Christina (Coming out Atheist and Why Are You Atheists So Angry?) explores a variety of natural philosophies of death.

    Karen Isaacson says: "Authentically comforting"
    "If you question then you should listen"
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    What did you love best about Comforting Thoughts about Death That Have Nothing to Do with God?

    First, as a person who questions the existence of a supernatural being that controls our lives and makes rules for us to follow, and having read many books by Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, Michael Sherlock......I thought I'd like the female slant on the same. She is sharp to the point and doesn't pull punches.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Greta Christiana makes you want to hear what she's saying. There is humor, but also truth. As Christopher Hitchens said "Religion Poisons Everything".


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

    I enjoyed her narration, she's well spoken and knows how to express HER words. Not many authors are experienced at narration, Ms Christina is. I've listened to several of her books and enjoyed them all


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

    Very easy to do because it was short and to the point


    Any additional comments?

    I know I'll get more of Greta Christina books in the future.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • How to Lose a Familiar in 10 Days

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 17 mins)
    • By Saranna DeWylde
    • Narrated By Hollie Jackson
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Got Familiar? Hemlock "Hemi" Butterbean does. She's got what some would call the familiar from hell. But he's not really a familiar. He's a warlock, one of the infamous Trifecta of Doom, under a curse that's turned him into a hellhound haranguing cat. Hemi finds out just how familiar her new kitty can be when the power of her fantasies make him a flesh and blood man ready to see to her every desire.

    Reaghan says: "The Quick & The Hot: Ro-medy at it's best"
    "Turning Witches into great humor"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, yes, yes. I laughed out loud so many times I had to go back to re-listen to parts I missed. Saranna DeWylde is really great with the one liners.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Taking a different look at witches and warlocks. Even though the story was short, it had a beginning, middle and end. You didn't feel like you were left hanging.


    Which character – as performed by Hollie Jackson – was your favorite?

    Hollie Jackson is one of my favorite narrators. She's great with different voices, and emotions. When I see she's narration I always like to check out the book.


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

    I think it would be too short to be a film.


    Any additional comments?

    Saranna DeWylde really has a way with words. I've listened to several of her books and most of them were really well written and with Hollie Jackson narrating it's hard to go wrong.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Desperate Housewives of Avalon

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Saranna DeWylde
    • Narrated By Hollie Jackson
    Overall
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    Aphrodite has had her fill of Love being used as a curse and decides to give Vivienne her comeuppance. She ends up with trials of her own when all she wanted was a vacation. Secretly, Vivienne thinks she deserves to be punished because she's been in love with Arthur since she handed him Excalibur and engineered the fall of Guinevere and Camelot.

    Bonnie says: "Crazy series about Myths"
    "Crazy series about Myths"
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    Would you listen to Desperate Housewives of Avalon again? Why?

    I would defiantly listen to again. After listening to Desperate Housewives of Olympus, I had to listen to Desperate Housewives of Avalon. Seems like gods and goddess like to mix things up with all kinds of beings. Lots of laughs and what I enjoy about this author is she makes each character learn something about themselves and the world they live in.


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

    Hollie Jackson is a fantastic narrator. I've listened to her narrate many books over the years. She's great with various voices and emotional expressions. When I saw that she was narrating this series I knew it would be well read.


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

    Lots of laughs and some emotions about the feeling of the characters dealing with difficult situations. However it seems the author wants things to be a learning experience for the characters and in the end things seem to work out.


    Any additional comments?

    Really looking forward to the next book in the series. As long as the humor and characters can grow it will prove to be exciting and fun.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Desperate Housewives of Olympus

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Saranna DeWylde
    • Narrated By Hollie Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (11)

    A riotous romp through Olympus with goddesses for the 21st century. When a new goddess moves to Ambrosia Lane, Hera decides she's finally had enough of her philandering husband. She offers herself and the crown of gods to Hades. Hades doesn't want the crown, but he'll take Hera. (Often and twice on Sunday.) He's a heartless bastard - having had Aphrodite rip it out so he'd stop loving Persephone after he set her free. Persephone is scheming to get back to Tartarus with the aid of Thanatos, who trips on his leather trench coat and falls in love with her.

    Bonnie says: "Saranna DeWylde may now be one of my new fav's"
    "Saranna DeWylde may now be one of my new fav's"
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    What did you love best about Desperate Housewives of Olympus?

    First I have to say I listened to "Ride of the Darkyrie" which was an amazing par-normal novel. Since I enjoy Hollie Jackson's narrations on many books I had a feeling these would be exceptional. I wasn't wrong. Desperate Housewives of Olympus was FUNNY, Thought provoking, and really put a spin on those crazy Olympians. I think those goddess were really just waiting for a chance to push their way past those bossy gods.......


    What other book might you compare Desperate Housewives of Olympus to and why?

    Can't really compare to another book but maybe another author. A cross between Molly Harper and Charlaine Harris. If you enjoy either of these authors I think you'll enjoy Saranna DeWylde.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    One of my favorites and there are many, is when Abstinence is first visited by Zeus. I laughed out loud.


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

    Lots of catharsis for many of the characters and many laughs as well.I like the fact that the characters do actually learn something about themselves and maybe grow a bit.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm looking forward to listening to more of these stories. Saranna DeWylde has a flair for writing humor and story lines that really are quite useful when you realize even the "gods" have relationship problems.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ride of the Darkyrie: Books 1-4

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Saranna DeWylde
    • Narrated By Hollie Jackson
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    Detective Brynn Hill is on the hunt for an angel of mercy killer who’s been targeting war veterans. Once Brynn has a killer in her sites, there’s no escape. She’s a hunter of hunters: judge, jury and executioner for those who slip through the cracks in the system. But her angel of mercy killer isn’t what she seems. She’s a Valkyrie sent to bring fallen warriors home and trigger Brynn’s journey to ascension.

    K. April Holgate says: "Very interesting read!"
    "What a great surprise"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Ride of the Darkyrie to be better than the print version?

    I love good paranormal novels, I took a chance on this one from the reviews and I happen to love the narrator. So glad I got the book. Really did some dark and some funny moments in the story but never stopped action for a single moment. Saranna DeWylde really pulled this off beautifully. Some of the villains are not really villains.......or just o the edge, the good guys aren't always good. So many twists and turns made the story very enjoyable.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Ride of the Darkyrie?

    When Brynn discovers who The Capri Killer really is and what she has to do to get him.


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

    This book had lots of BLACK HUMOR, and some very dark paranormal things that can make some people cringe. However the story was fast paced and you really get to like the kick butt heroine.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope a second book about Brynn comes out. I think it could be a great series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fat: Labels, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Saranna DeWylde
    • Narrated By Hollie Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    "You're pretty, for a fat girl." That's nothing Claire Howard hasn't heard before, and there's part of her that doesn't care, that thinks it's okay to love herself just the way she is. Then there's that other voice in her head, the one that plays on a constant loop that gets louder whenever people scrutinize her dinner order, snicker when she needs a belt extender on a plane, and outright laugh when they see her with her the kind of man they don't think fat girls deserve.

    Bonnie says: "Story about a BBW"
    "Story about a BBW"
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    If you could sum up Fat in three words, what would they be?

    I couldn't sum up in three words, it was that enjoyable on a topic that many wouldn't touch.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Fat?

    There were many memorable moments, one one Claire realizes men do like big women, you don't have to be a size 4 to be loved and desired. Being a size 26 can do just as nicely and in this story Claire learns who she is and gets to be the woman she was meant to be.


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

    Hollie Jackson was wonderful with all characters and emotions. I've heard her do other narrations and she was perfect for this story.


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

    Overweight are always made to feel badly about themselves, especially women. Not everyone can be a size 6, nor can 5' 7". What this story tells you that labels really stink. Once you start, it's hard to stop. You never see the individual's personality only the label. So many relationships are lost because people can't see beyond stigma. This was a great story that touches on something in our society that should be addressed. No one should be made to feel badly for things they may not be able to help.


    Any additional comments?

    I think this will be a great series, if they keep Ms Jackson as narrator, and depending on which labels they start to break down it will be exciting as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Black Widow: Elemental Assassin, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Jennifer Estep
    • Narrated By Lauren Fortgang
    Overall
    (288)
    Performance
    (273)
    Story
    (271)

    There’s nothing worse than a cruel, cunning enemy with time to kill - and my murder to plan. With wicked Fire elemental Mab Monroe long gone, you’d think I could finally catch a break. But someone’s always trying to take me down, either as Gin Blanco or my assassin alter-ago. Now along comes the Spider’s new arch-nemesis, the mysteriously named M. M. Monroe, who is gleefully working overtime to trap me in a sticky web of deceit.

    Felicia The Geeky Blogger says: "Fun!"
    "Super surprise ending"
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    What made the experience of listening to Black Widow the most enjoyable?

    It was very different from the other stories, the line was very active and fast. Non-stop action from start to finish.


    What about Lauren Fortgang’s performance did you like?

    Lauren Fortgang is one of my favorite narrators, she's fantastic with different voices even men. She's also great with emotions. I've listened to her narrations in other books by other authors.


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

    Several, especially the end which is a real twist. (fans will love it)


    Any additional comments?

    I've listened to every book in the series and only one (book 6) I didn't enjoy. because of Detective Donovan Caine, who was so pompous it made the story annoying. (glad he's not in any of the stories anymore)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Insidious

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Aleatha Romig
    • Narrated By Savannah Richards
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (55)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (49)

    When a powerful man is willing to risk everything for his own satisfaction, only one woman can beat him at his own game: his wife. Or so she thinks... "Let's start with you calling me Stewart. Formalities seem unnecessary." Stewart Harrington is rich, gorgeous, and one of the most powerful men in Miami. He always gets what he wants. Anything is available to him for the right price. Even me.

    Tweetyct2 says: "Suspenseful and well written"
    "Disappointment for me"
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    What disappointed you about Insidious?

    So many rave reviews, I was expecting something exciting and different. This was parents abusing their child and then pushing her into an abusive marriage. (with legal contracts so she was trapped). 95% of the sex was sad, especially when it was part of her contractual agreement of marriage.


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

    Savanna Richards made the story bearable, because of her narration, however the circumstances and story line were so contrived and demented, I found myself fast forwarding though some scenes. (They felt redundant)


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Insidious?

    Hard to say but much of the gratuitous forced sex that Victoria was involved with. She did it for TEN YEARS.....That's what blew me away. Yes the end was fairly decent, but it didn't make up for hours of pathetic situations that this young woman was forced into. It reminded me of (white slavery) It was degrading and the only good thing was that Steward died.


    Any additional comments?

    This was the first Aleatha Roming book I've ever gotten. Most likely there won't be another.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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