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Bonnie

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  • Nightmare in Pink: A Travis McGee Novel, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (390)
    Performance
    (338)
    Story
    (328)

    Nina - a career girl living alone in Manhattan - offers Travis McGee companionship and the first loose thread in the elaborate fabric of a gigantic swindle. Now, she's leading McGee on a wild and tortuous chase into the decadent world of high society, the ruthless world of big money, and the weird world of hallucinatory drugs.

    Bonnie says: "Trav McGee just gets better"
    "Trav McGee just gets better"
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    This is book 2 in series, and it's better than the first. I think the narrator does a great job with voices that convey, not only attitude, but the language of the time. How often do you hear some one call another "darling" in 2012. These are period mysteries and as such you have to take that into account. If you're not familiar with the detective genre of the 50's and 60's then this might not be for you. I'm loving it and find so far each book has been better than last. I'm up to the fourth book in series and I am truly enjoying.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Angles of Attack: Frontlines, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Marko Kloos
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    Overall
    (90)
    Performance
    (84)
    Story
    (84)

    The alien forces known as the Lankies are gathering on the solar system's edge, consolidating their conquest of Mars and setting their sights on Earth. The far-off colony of New Svalbard, cut off from the rest of the galaxy by the Lanky blockade, teeters on the verge of starvation and collapse. The forces of the two Earth alliances have won minor skirmishes but are in danger of losing the war.

    Harold says: "Not done with Andrew and Hailee yet"
    "Book 3 in "Front Lines" TRILOGY?"
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    What made the experience of listening to Angles of Attack the most enjoyable?

    I've listened to all three books in this series, and thought it's supposed to be a trilogy. It was really exciting and full of action, except the ending left an opening for a sequel, another book in this series. I'm sure it will be good, but when you expect a trilogy, shouldn't it be that? Sometimes authors get caught up in their story lines and or characters. I'm not sure which. Kloos is fantastic with creating both, but I really get annoyed with authors that don't know when to end. Even if the series is fantastic, sometimes it's time to move on.


    What did you like best about this story?

    None stop action Kloos knows how to create action and keep it moving. Really love that.


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

    Luke Daniels is one of my favorite narrators, from Iron Druid, to 600 hours of Edward. He's fantastic with voices, accents and emotions.


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

    Yes many


    Any additional comments?

    If the author chooses to continue this series I will get the next book, however I hope that he thinks of a way to end it with reason. I've had several authors end series very well and enjoyed the final book too. (Some don't end the series well, and that too is a shame)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Enchanted

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Alethea Kontis
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (327)
    Performance
    (294)
    Story
    (288)

    It isn’t easy being Sunday’s child, not when you’re the rather overlooked and unhappy youngest sibling to sisters named for the other six days of the week. Sunday’s only comfort is writing stories, although what she writes has a terrible tendency to come true. When Sunday meets an enchanted frog who asks about her stories, the two become friends. Soon that friendship deepens into something magical. One night, Sunday kisses her frog goodbye and leaves, not realizing that her love has transformed him....

    Amazon Customer says: "Charming... Enchanting"
    "Grimm in a blender with a dash of humor"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Pleasantly surprised by the story line characters and interaction of the whole thing. I wasn't sure what I was expecting but I got on sale and got very good reviews. This isn't my normal read. but I really enjoyed to the very end..


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sunday and the entire Woodcutter family......the extended persons as well.


    What about Katherine Kellgren’s performance did you like?

    I never heard her before but she was perfect for this story


    Any additional comments?

    This was a marvelous mix of Grimm Brothers and a quirky sense of humor and the macabre. I enjoyed and found it better than expected. I may check out more of this authors work.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Principle of Desire: The Science of Temptation

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Delphine Dryden
    • Narrated By Emily Cauldwell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    After several years as a submissive, psychology lecturer Beth is eager to experience being on the other end of the whip for a change. When she meets sweet but socially awkward Ed at a party, it's obvious the aerospace engineer is interested - and obvious he's way too vanilla. When tracking down a friend lands him in a BDSM club, Ed's eyes are opened to a whole other world - and a whole other side of Beth. Then Beth's former Master shows up, and Ed agrees to play along as her sub in exchange for a real date.

    NEW NAME says: "I freaking love these books!"
    "Nice surprise for the genre"
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    Would you listen to The Principle of Desire again? Why?

    Most likely, it was well written and the story line was interesting. About a woman who's into the BDSM seen as a submissive, but wants to try topping. Her "Top" is not happy with this and they separate. In the interim she meets a vanilla rocket scientist (He really is) and they start something that ends up shaking both their worlds up more than they thought.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This is something that just might happen, where things in a persons life bring them to a point for them to make decisions about who they are and what they want to do with the rest of their lives. The woman in the story had a strong personality and she was willing to try new things.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There were several, one was when Ed tried topping Beth. Had some interesting moments.


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

    When a person makes a choice to change their circumstance after 7 years its not easy, but it takes strength and faith in yourself to move on. I think that is something that touched me about this book.


    Any additional comments?

    I never listened to any other stories by this author but I know the narrator and the book was on sale so I gave it a try. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Off the Grid: A Jane Yellowrock Story

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 55 mins)
    • By Faith Hunter
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    Overall
    (260)
    Performance
    (233)
    Story
    (232)

    In Off the Grid, Jane goes on what looks like a simple mission for the Knoxville blood-master - finding a missing Mithran. Her search leads Jane to a young woman named Nell, a woman with a scarred past and a strange power, a woman who may hold the key to saving the missing vampire, if Jane can convince her to assist.

    The Book Nympho says: "Lot of action in just 2 hours!"
    "As a BIG Jane Fan this si a must."
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    Where does Off the Grid rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I can only compare to the rest of the Jane Yellowrock series, and as usual it is a stand out short story. Well worth the price, and I got on sale.


    What did you like best about this story?

    A surprise for Jane, Nell is a really strange woman with powers, that she really doesn't want anyone to know about. (because for years she was tortured because of them and had to hide them) To Nell anything super natural is evil so she believes she is (at least this is what I get from her interactions with Jane)


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

    I've listened to her in all of the "Yellowrock" series and in other audiobooks as well, she is a natural for narrations.


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

    Don't let anyone know who you really are.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope that Faith Hunter finds a way to put Nell in future stories of Jane. I think bringing her out to accept who she is and give her faith in her powers could be a very interesting add on to a story. This was well worth the price for the story line even though the ending kind of left you hanging about Nell.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Desert God: A Novel of Ancient Egypt

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated By Mike Grady
    Overall
    (120)
    Performance
    (104)
    Story
    (103)

    Game of Thrones meets Ancient Egypt in this magnificent, action-packed epic. On the gleaming banks of the Nile, the brilliant Taita - slave and advisor to the Pharaoh - finds himself at the center of a vortex of passion, intrigue, and danger. His quest to destroy the Hyksos army and form an alliance with Crete takes him on an epic journey up the Nile, through Arabia and the magical city of Babylon, and across the open seas.

    no says: "Good sequel to River God."
    "This is book 5 in the Egyption series"
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    What made the experience of listening to Desert God the most enjoyable?

    Wilbur Smith doesn't pull punches. This series takes place thousands of years ago, when the powerful ruled with iron hand and the rest of humanity was fodder. There is much horror and cruelty. Some of it is gut churning but in all honesty the world was not an easy place to live in 5500-6000 years ago. Most people didn't live to be adults.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The plot was always thickening, Taita, a eunuch slave in the first book in the series, now has the power of being the right had of the Pharaoh.


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

    There have been several different narrators in this series, and they have all been very good. Mike Grady also did an excellent job with emotions and voices.


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

    If only, but I did finish over the weekend.


    Any additional comments?

    Wilbur Smith writes intense violent, and sometime horrifying situations that can be very upsetting to the 21st century person. However if you think of how the world was during the Crusades, the Dark Ages, etc, you know for a fact that there is much inhumanity just to survive. The main Character is not without flaws, but who is?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Warlock: A Novel of Ancient Egypt

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (275)
    Performance
    (138)
    Story
    (137)

    After the death of his beloved Queen Lostris, Taita retreats into the forbidding deserts of North Africa to become a hermit. He devotes himself to the study of the occult and, armed with extraordinary powers, he gradually transforms himself into a warlock. After years of study, he discovers the divine purpose of his bereavement when he is called upon to save the dynasty of Lostris from the clouds of evil that loom over Egypt.

    Matthew says: "Poor sequel"
    "Warning the much violence"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This series takes place in a time where people were fodder and unless you were a powerful individual your life was in the hands of those who do have the power. Violence and brutality was something that happened regularly. Wilbur Smith doesn't cut corners on it. If you can't handle this kind of in your face horror, then don't listen to this series. Men, Women, children were all used in ways that would make the Holocaust look like camp. This is the way life was 6000 years ago.


    Any additional comments?

    Taita, a eunuch, in this series grows in each book. The stories and histories of Egypt that Wilbur Smith paints with his words are cruel, but memorizing. I've listened to this series more than once, and each book Taita grows into a stronger and more powerful, and influential person in Egypt.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • River God: A Novel of Ancient Egypt

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (881)
    Performance
    (425)
    Story
    (429)

    Ancient Egypt. Land of the Pharaohs. A kingdom built on gold. A legend shattered by greed. Now the Valley of Kings lies ravaged by war, drained of its lifeblood, as weak men inherit the cherished crown. On the eve of the festival of Osiris, the loyal subjects of the Pharaoh gather in Thebes to pay tribute to their leader.

    Exploding with all the passion and rage of a bygone time, River God is a masterpiece of historical writing.

    mjshuff says: "River God review"
    "I've listened to many times"
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    What did you love best about River God?

    Wilbur Smith knows history of Egypt, the culture and things that not so pleasant to those of us that live in the 21st century. There are horrors that occur to people, both male and female on a regular basis. (Much of it will be cringe worthy) however the fact that it's a historical novel and so well written with amazing characters. I just had to listen to over the years more than once.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Taita, the eunuch, who over the book grows in power and is trusted with much.


    Which character – as performed by Dick Hill – was your favorite?

    Brilliant.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a series of books. For some reason book two is not available on Audible. but Warlock, Quest, and River God are. In each book Taita shows his nimble mind and grows in power in Egypt. Great series. Not all read by Dick Hill but all narrated great.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Can't Get Enough: Erotica for Women

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Tenille Brown, Cole Riley
    • Narrated By Lily Horne
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    With contributions from authors like Rachel Kramer Bussel, Jacqueline Applebee, Giselle Renarde, and featuring a brand-new "Becoming Hers" story from New York Times best-seller Shoshanna Evers, this is an audiobook full of diverse and dynamic characters who are bold and daring even when being sexily subtle. The authors here knock the "Can't Get Enough" theme right out of the park with stories that will leave listeners as breathless as the characters they're hearing about, dying for more.

    Jeremy says: "Couldn't get enough!"
    "Nice mix of eritica"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If Erotica is something you enjoy reading, yes I would recommend. It has just about every type of erotica, from hardcore kinky to really sweet. I enjoy it all so it was a nice mix for me.


    What other book might you compare Can't Get Enough to and why?

    This is an anthology so I can only compare to other anthologies. There are many good Erotica anthologies out there, this one really was excellent and I know I'll listen to again.


    Which character – as performed by Lily Horne – was your favorite?

    I never heard her before but she's wonderful at reading EROTICA. She has the power of expressing emotions and passion very well. I hope she'll be doing more like this. There are so many who narrate erotica who just don't do it for me. I'm glad I listen to the free sample so I learn the voices I enjoy.


    Who was the most memorable character of Can't Get Enough and why?

    So many enjoyable stories, it's hard for me to pick just one in this anthology. It was well worth the price.


    Any additional comments?

    If you enjoy various types of erotica, whether it involves BD/SM, Kink, or anything else you very well might enjoy this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Scorch

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Gina Damico
    • Narrated By Jessica Almasy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (438)
    Performance
    (392)
    Story
    (393)

    Sixteen-year-old Lex Bartleby is a teenage grim reaper with the bizarre ability to Damn souls. That makes her pretty scary, even to fellow Grims. But after inadvertently transferring her ability to Zara, a murderous outlaw, Lex is a pariah in Croak, the little town she calls home. To escape the townspeople’s wrath, she and her friends embark on a wild road trip to DeMyse. Though this sparkling desert oasis is full of luxuries and amusements, it feels like a prison to Lex.

    jennifer says: "Look Alive"
    "Great 2nd book in series"
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    Would you listen to Scorch again? Why?

    YES! the Narration was very well done, the story line kept moving and it kept you interested in all the characters. (even the really nasty ones)


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story line was about young people and how they take charge of their lives, and how they eventually take responsibility for their actions.


    What about Jessica Almasy’s performance did you like?

    She was perfect for this series, with emotions and voices especially.


    Any additional comments?

    Looking forward to the last book in this trilogy. Knowing that there will be an end also makes it more enjoyable. Some authors don't know when to stop. I have a feeling book three will be totally worth the listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Big Book of Submission: 69 Kinky Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Rachel Kramer Bussel - editor
    • Narrated By Rose Caraway
    Overall
    (51)
    Performance
    (51)
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    (51)

    Submission takes many forms in this collection of 69 short stories, from straining in bondage to taking a spanking, being put on display, and beyond. By turns bratty and worshipful, these submissives will go to great lengths to fulfill their naughtiest fantasies and are rewarded splendidly by their masters and mistresses. A student returns to show his former teacher who's really in charge, a photo shoot becomes an opportunity for erotic games, and a man revels in his wife's past as a former dominatrix.

    Bonnie says: "Kink and Rose Caraway enjoyable"
    "Kink and Rose Caraway enjoyable"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Big Book of Submission to be better than the print version?

    Never saw print version, audible with Rose Caraway doing narration was extremely well done. What I also enjoyed was that not all the "Submission" was women, there were men submitting as well. It was a nice mix of stories if this is a genre that you would enjoy.


    What other book might you compare The Big Book of Submission to and why?

    This is an anthology of short stories, mixing both male and female submission. It's hard to compare to another book unless it's also an anthology of short stories in this genre.


    Which character – as performed by Rose Caraway – was your favorite?

    She was delectable doing all the characters. Rose Caraway has a way with narrating EROTICA. I've listened to her narrate several Erotic pieces and they were all enjoyable to me.


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

    Since there were 69 short stories, it was easy to stop and start at my leisure.Since I enjoy ALL TYPES OF EROTICA.......this was just one more I can enjoy again when I feel like a naughty listen.


    Any additional comments?

    This is not for everyone. Submission is consensual, and also part of many peoples fantasies. (Just because a person enjoys reading Murder mysteries, doesn't make them a Murderer) Same for Erotica, most sensual part of any person is their brain. If you enjoy Erotica, you may enjoy this as well.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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