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Carmella

Chicago, IL, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • The Clockwork Princess: Infernal Devices, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Cassandra Clare
    • Narrated By Daniel Sharman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1273)
    Performance
    (1153)
    Story
    (1165)

    Don't miss The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, soon to be a major motion picture, in theaters August 2013. Danger intensifies for the Shadowhunters as the New York Times best-selling Infernal Devices trilogy comes to a close. If the only way to save the world was to destroy what you loved most, would you do it? The clock is ticking. Everyone must choose. Passion. Power. Secrets. Enchantment. Danger closes in around the Shadowhunters in the final installment of the best-selling Infernal Devices trilogy.

    Amazon Customer says: "I Completely Enjoyed It"
    "She Loves Her Characters as much As I do!"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Clockwork Princess the most enjoyable?

    Daniel Sharman gave a great performance. You could always hear the distinctions’ between the characters. Sherman was able to bring out all the emotions and the personality of each Character.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The epilog is what brought this story full circle. I was so hurt the way she left Jim at the end of the book, but the Epilog made up for the heartache. Great Ending to a Great Series!


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

    I cried when I thought Jim was dead. I cried when Will finally dies with the people he loved most surrounding him. I was elated when Jim finally gets his life back and can live and love for one mortal lifetime.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Ever After: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2893)
    Performance
    (2634)
    Story
    (2643)

    Number-one New York Times best-selling author Charlaine Harris has won numerous awards for her Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire series, which has been adapted into the hit HBO show True Blood. In this 13th and final book, a murder rocks the town of Bon Temps and Sookie is arrested for the crime. After making bail, she sets out to clear her name - but her investigation only leads to more deaths.

    k says: "Bitter ending? Cleanse your palate."
    "Very disappointed"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    If you have read any of the previous books you would not like this one at all. The Story was unfocused and lacked that “SOMETHING” that all of the previous books had.


    What was most disappointing about Charlaine Harris’s story?

    The story line itself was the biggest disappointment. Mrs. Harris reintroduced characters that were written out nicely in previous books and dulled down the charisma of all the main characters.


    What about Johanna Parker’s performance did you like?

    As always Johanna Parker did a great job with the material she was given.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I don’t think that Mrs. Harris was ready to write this book. Although it seems like we waited for a long time I would have waiting longer to have something good.


    Any additional comments?

    I am not really surprised by the contradiction in this book. If you look back Mrs. Harris does this often. Take a look at Debbie Pelt in one book she was a ware-Lynx in the next she was a ware-Fox I think that she should get a better auditor.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15337)
    Performance
    (12661)
    Story
    (13302)

    When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

    Amazon Customer says: "Holy Crap minus the Holy"
    "Major Similarities"
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    This story seems to be a more erotic version of the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyor. With the expectation of the whole vampire thing the characters are pretty similar to the ones in Meyor’s book. You have a shy sexually inexperienced student (although it is in collage and not high school) with self-esteem issues, who immerses herself in old English romantic literature. You have one corky irresponsible mother with relationship issues. An insignificant step father and a father with bottled up emotional constipation. In walks this extremely wealthy dark stranger to whom she is immediately infatuated with that wants to lavish ridiculously expensive gifts on her. He also reluctantly falls for her but he has this extremely dark secret that she can tell no one about.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • City of Lost Souls: Mortal Instruments, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Cassandra Clare
    • Narrated By Molly C. Quinn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1688)
    Performance
    (1492)
    Story
    (1530)

    The New York Times best-selling Mortal Instruments continues - and so do the thrills and danger for Jace, Clary, and Simon. Can the lost be reclaimed? What price is too high to pay for love? Who can be trusted when sin and salvation collide? Darkness threatens to claim the Shadowhunters in the harrowing fifth book of the Mortal Instruments series.

    Jose Ruiz says: "Need a new Narrator...."
    "Could not take it."
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    I am so fond of this series but I have to agree with the rest of the critics the narrator is the worst. She has no rang or distinctions in her characters. I love to listen to the stories because it leaves my hands free to do other things, but I honestly could not take this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Outlander

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16433)
    Performance
    (10706)
    Story
    (10587)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: An all-time Audible favorite that mixes historic fiction, adventure, and romance with one of the most fascinating literary devices: time travel. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love. In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall returns from World War II and joins her husband for a second honeymoon. But their blissful reunion is shattered....

    Sara says: "The Time Travel VS Romance Quandary"
    "Narrated by the best"
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    A well written story of historical details mixed with magic, fairytales and true love in all its glory. Brought to life by one of the best narrators I have had the pleasure of listening to.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • One for the Money: A Stephanie Plum Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Janet Evanovich
    • Narrated By C. J. Critt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2115)
    Performance
    (1843)
    Story
    (1840)

    You’ve lost your job as a department store lingerie buyer, your car’s been repossessed, and most of your furniture and small appliances have been sold off to pay last month’s rent. Now the rent is due again. And you live in New Jersey. What do you do? If you’re Stephanie Plum, you become a bounty hunter. But not just a nickel-and-dime bounty hunter; you go after the big money. That means a cop gone bad. And not just any cop. She goes after Joe Morelli, a disgraced former vice cop who is also the man that took her virginity....

    Pat H. says: "NOT THE GREATEST."
    "very funny"
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    If you could sum up One for the Money in three words, what would they be?

    This story by Janet Evanovich is hysterical and well written. Thank you so much for the laughs. After a long day at work laughs are exactly what I needed.


    What about C. J. Critt’s performance did you like?

    the performance was great sometimes the pause is to long.


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

    Yes


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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