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anne

I Love a great supernatural tale, a Love story, PNR, a Cool Mystery and Most Sci-Fi....if there are vampires, weres or witches in it, that's a plus! Basically I am a 40+ y/o young at heart woman rediscovering the wonderful world of books and am now addicted! Lol I LOVE AUDIBLE!!!!!

Phoenix, AZ, United States | Member Since 2015

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  • Beautiful Redemption

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
    • Narrated By Kevin T. Collins, Khristine Hvam
    Overall
    (1192)
    Performance
    (1065)
    Story
    (1087)

    Ethan Wate has spent most of his life longing to escape the stiflingly small Southern town of Gatlin. He never thought he would meet the girl of his dreams, Lena Duchannes, who unveiled a secretive, powerful, and cursed side of Gatlin, hidden in plain sight. And he never could have expected that he would be forced to leave behind everyone and everything he cares about. So when Ethan awakes after the chilling events of the Eighteenth Moon, he has only one goal: to find a way to return to Lena and the ones he loves.

    Coftse says: "Christine"
    "Nice end to a fantastic series!"
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    What did you love best about Beautiful Redemption?

    That Ethan and Lena never gave up!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Beautiful Redemption?

    In the graveyard with the book of moons, when Genevieve helps them get it to Ethan...it was awesome!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I loved the whole book!


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

    I practically did! lol


    Any additional comments?

    This was a wonderful series, and the narration was awesome....I am sad its over...Highly Recommend!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Classic Love Poems

    • UNABRIDGED (22 mins)
    • By William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    • Narrated By Richard Armitage
    Overall
    (1832)
    Performance
    (1632)
    Story
    (1559)

    For anyone who's in love - or hopes to be - what greater celebration could there be than to hear the world's greatest love poetry read lovingly by Richard Armitage? With 15 poems by William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and more, Classic Love Poems is a listening treat for Valentine's Day - or any day.

    vc says: "Wonderful recitation by Richard Armitage"
    "Beautiful!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, its lovely....all the famous and wonderfully well known love poems in one place!


    What other book might you compare Classic Love Poems to and why?

    no comparison!!!


    Which character – as performed by Richard Armitage – was your favorite?

    does not apply to this..


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

    I just thought it was beautiful!


    Any additional comments?

    this was a quick and lovely listen...thank you again audible!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Breakfast at Tiffany's

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Truman Capote
    • Narrated By Michael C. Hall
    Overall
    (1838)
    Performance
    (1670)
    Story
    (1684)

    Golden Globe-winning actor Michael C. Hall (Dexter, Six Feet Under) performs Truman Capote's masterstroke about a young writer's charmed fascination with his unorthodox neighbor, the "American geisha" Holly Golightly. Holly - a World War II-era society girl in her late teens - survives via socialization, attending parties and restaurants with men from the wealthy upper class who also provide her with money and expensive gifts. Over the course of the novella, the seemingly shallow Holly slowly opens up to the curious protagonist.

    Michael says: "Subtle yet Extravagant"
    "Fascinating and captivated me!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Oh yes, this is a classic for a good reason....I could not put it down...the writing was flawless and smart!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Holly!! I adore her...she is a complete mess..and not afraid to admit it!


    What does Michael C. Hall bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He was awesome...soulful and so pleasant to listen to...I would love to listen to some of his other work!


    If you could rename Breakfast at Tiffany's, what would you call it?

    The Book Of Holly!


    Any additional comments?

    This was downright captivating!! Such a clean writing style and precise imagery! I always go for newer more modern tales and scifi stuff...but this caught me off guard and shows me that good writing is just that! Holly is eccentric and most likely mentally ill in some way...probably bi-polar, but they didn't diagnose people that way back then...I do NOT think she was a prostitute...an Escort maybe...but really she was just a free spirit...she lived her life how she wanted to, and was honest about it...YES she had an evil streak, but don't we all? She was young and precocious, and I think she will go into my list of most favorite literary characters...I would have like to have known her....Great listen...2 huge thumbs up!! Short and fascinating!!!! If this would not have been on my daily deal, I would have totally missed this little gem...thank you audible!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Snow Queen

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 14 mins)
    • By Hans Christian Andersen
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan
    Overall
    (5379)
    Performance
    (4731)
    Story
    (4776)

    This classic tale is a fantastical fable of two dear friends - one of whom goes astray and is literally lost to the north woods, while the other undertakes an epic journey to rescue him. This charming, strange, and wonderful story is a timeless allegory about growing up and the challenges of staying true to one's self, and it served as the wintry inspiration for the blockbuster hit Frozen.

    Sara says: "Strange & Fascinating"
    "Short and light..made me smile!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Sure, its a classic!


    What other book might you compare The Snow Queen to and why?

    Its a fairytale!


    What about Julia Whelan’s performance did you like?

    She was good...very sweet and believable!


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

    The end was super sweet!


    Any additional comments?

    This was a quick and light listen...very magical and well read...a classic story and I quite enjoyed it!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Shrouded World - Whistlers: A Shrouded World, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Mark Tufo, John O'Brien
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (401)
    Performance
    (374)
    Story
    (373)

    Jack Walker and Michael Talbot come from two worlds; the same, yet different. They both find themselves transported into an alien one, where things aren’t as they seem. While it appears similar to the ones they come from, there are some terrifying differences. Is it a dream? Or has reality been somehow warped? Jack comes from a world filled with nocturnal creatures that were once human, but now seek to destroy the last vestiges of humanity.

    Hassan says: "Poor Mike.... and Jack Too!!!!"
    "Another great MIke Talbot adventure!!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of A Shrouded World - Whistlers to be better than the print version?

    always is!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Trip as always..he is friggin Nuts and I love him!!!


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

    Sean is Mike Talbot, I cant imagine him any other way!!!


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

    hate this question...moving on!


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed this, but found Jack's parts a little drawn out at times...even though he is very similar to Mike...and I cant wait for there next adventure together...i think they are going to be an Awesome team....and I have a sneaky suspicion that they may be related some how....and as Always I love Trip!!!!!!! Great listen!!!

    0 of 0 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
    (560)
    Performance
    (523)
    Story
    (521)

    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!"
    "FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!! COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN!!!"
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    If you could sum up The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire in three words, what would they be?

    Snarky, Hilarious, Fun!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved it all, it was funny, and sweet, and one heck of a great listen!


    What about Amanda Ronconi’s performance did you like?

    She and Molly are a great team!!!! She is fabulous...she brings Half Moon Hollow to life!


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

    It was laugh out loud funny,,,,and I shed a few tears too!!!


    Any additional comments?

    This story was just as great as I anticipated!!! I devoured it and want more...Molly Harper is soooo great to listen to! The stories never disappoint and she wraps them up with such flair...The Half Moon Hollow crew is a pure delight and I can not wait for the next one!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sinner

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Maggie Stiefvater
    • Narrated By Dan Bittner, Emma Galvin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (91)
    Performance
    (84)
    Story
    (84)

    Everybody thinks they know Cole's story. Stardom. Addiction. Downfall. Disappearance. But only a few people know Cole's darkest secret - his ability to shift into a wolf. One of these people is Isabel. At one point, they may have even loved each other. But that feels like a lifetime ago. Now Cole is back. Back in the spotlight. Back in the danger zone. Back in Isabel's life. Can this sinner be saved?

    Tawni Hanawalt says: "Standalone, but better after the series"
    "LOVED IT!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Sinner to be better than the print version?

    I only listened...but I bet it is!


    What other book might you compare Sinner to and why?

    This is a stand alone, but it does have the same vibe as the Shiver series....Cole is a great character....


    What does Dan Bittner and Emma Galvin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I love Dan, he is an excellent Narrator...I don't care for Emma....I wouldn't openly seek her work to listen to...but I wouldn't not listen to a book she narrates....I listened to her narrate the Divergent series also..she is not a bad narrator....just not my fave...she's kind of flat, in my opinion...


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

    hate this question...moving on...


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed this book from Cole's POV....he is a mess of a guy who really has changed and just wants to be loved....he loves his music, and the freedom it gives him to be himself...but it means nothing to him really if he cant have Isabelle..and Isabelle is just as messed up...but together they complete each other....I would really like another book to wrap this up....but we shall see...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Four: A Divergent Collection

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Veronica Roth
    • Narrated By Aaron Stanford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1011)
    Performance
    (890)
    Story
    (894)

    Fans of the Divergent series by number-one New York Times best-selling author Veronica Roth will be thrilled by Four: A Divergent Collection, a companion volume that includes four pre-Divergent stories told from Tobias' point of view. Listeners first encountered Tobias as "Four" in Divergent. His voice is an integral part of Allegiant. Listeners will find more of this charismatic character's backstory told from his own perspective in Four: A Divergent Collection.

    Leah says: "Surprise!!!! THREE EXTRA stories on the audiobook!"
    "Enjoyed this thoroughly!"
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    What did you love best about Four?

    Four himself...I just love his character...he is brave and honorable....I just adore him!!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the point of view of this...Four's story is a lot more interesting then Tris's....this was great!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When he saves Tris of course! :)


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

    Both laughter and tears....lol


    Any additional comments?

    I loved this, I think I almost liked it more than the Series...I only wish it was longer...a must listen for anyone who has read the series....2 huge thumbs up!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Heat: Alpha and Omega, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Patricia Briggs
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    Overall
    (1088)
    Performance
    (996)
    Story
    (995)

    For once, mated werewolves Charles and Anna are not traveling because of Charles' role as his father's enforcer. This time their trip to Arizona is purely personal, as Charles plans to buy Anna a horse for her birthday. Or at least it starts out that way....

    Nikki says: "It can't get any better!!!"
    "This was really good!!!"
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    If you could sum up Dead Heat in three words, what would they be?

    Awesome, Entertaining, Spectacular!!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dead Heat?

    When Joseph dies....very sad...but this whole book is quite memorable....I loved it!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Too many to choose from, but when they find the child,,,it was so good!! I love Charles!!!!


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

    Oh yes....and I almost did!


    Any additional comments?

    This was an excellent installment for Charles and Anna...I really enjoy this series... really hope we get more of Charles and Anna soon...this series and the Mercy series are both equally awesome...and I highly recommend them both!!! 2 huge thumbs up!!!

    0 of 0 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
    (20551)
    Performance
    (17099)
    Story
    (17708)

    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"
    "This was painful...20hrs of my life gone!"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I dont know who would ever think this book was amazing..the writing is sooooo terrible...are we sure this author is over 18? She writes like a teenager...


    Would you be willing to try another book from E. L. James? Why or why not?

    NO....I will not be reading anymore of her books...just UGH!!


    How could the performance have been better?

    The narrator was atrocious! But she didn't have much to work with...


    What character would you cut from Fifty Shades of Grey?

    None...it is just a bad book...the movie was good though....lol


    Any additional comments?

    First off, I would have never attempted this book if I would not have seen the movie...I saw it, then had high hope for this book...but 6 minutes in I was regretting it...its poorly written...and badly narrated...and I will not continue this series..I like the concept..I like Christian....the Book Anna is a twit..the on screen Anna is good...Too many Oh my's and inner goddess references...this was just something I forced my way through to say I did...I have never, ever had such a tortured listen...the sex did not bother me one bit and there were a few parts I kinda liked...but overall this book is sooooooooo horrible...if you have any reservations in listening to this or not..go with your gut and avoid like the plague!!! I have never written a bad review of an audible book...so this will go with all the firsts in this book...LOL Can I have my credit back please?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bound by Flames: Night Prince, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Jeaniene Frost
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1160)
    Performance
    (1055)
    Story
    (1057)

    Leila's years on the carnie circuit were certainly an education. What she didn't learn: how to be a vampire, or how to be married to the most famous vampire of them all. Adjusting to both has Leila teetering on a knife edge between passion and peril, and now the real danger is about to begin...

    Hassan says: "Fantastic!!"
    "I love Vlad..he rocks!!!"
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    Would you listen to Bound by Flames again? Why?

    MMMMMM,,,Maybe...I do love this series...


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bound by Flames?

    I liked the ending...it was hilarious...Vlad is quite the character....all moody and broody..and then at the end we find out he really is kind of a dork....lol


    What about Tavia Gilbert’s performance did you like?

    I Love Tavia..she is one of my fave narrators...she is good no matter what the story is....I could listen to her all day long...and sometimes I have...lol


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

    I did feel bad for Leila a lot of the time,but also she annoyed me...I mean seriously,,,where is the strong woman from the other books? She didn't get tough until near the end...I think she has a bad case of PTSD....I found myself rolling my eyes at her several times...Maybe she should have stayed mortal....


    Any additional comments?

    I liked this book, I listened to it all in 1 day, I would have given it 5 stars across the board if Leila's character wouldn't have turned into such a wimp at times...and she whined and was overly dramatic...not the narration....I love Tavia..just the character itself...in the other books she was a tough chick...But I was never bored and love this series and I am so glad there will be a next one...this is not the end people...look at Jeaniene's website..there will be another one...I also like how we got a visit from several other of our beloved Night Huntress characters...over all a very fun and entertaining listen...thumbs up an a recommend from me....Jeaniene and Tavia are a great team!!!

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