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  • The Perfect Game

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By J. Sterling
    • Narrated By Dara Rosenberg
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (88)
    Performance
    (84)
    Story
    (83)

    The Perfect Game tells the story of college juniors, Cassie Andrews & Jack Carter. When Cassie meets rising baseball hopeful Jack, she is determined to steer clear of him and his typical cocky attitude. But Jack has other things on his mind... like getting Cassie to give him the time of day.

    Dasarae says: "OMG! I loved this story!"
    "Why Oh Why Don't I Preview it Before I Buy?"
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    What would have made The Perfect Game better?

    This is one of my favorite eBooks, and I bought the book because the sequel gets released next week and I don't have time to re-read it before it's released. So the story is great, but the audio ruins it for me. I dislike the narrator immensely. If I had paid more that 2 bucks for this I'd be ranting right now, but I am so disappointed. I am literally 5 minutes in and want to scratched my eardrums out. I don't think I will be able to finish this one and that irks the hell out of me cuz I have 8 more hours of work!

    I don't think they try to match the voice with the character in the book. This Dara Rosenberg would be better suited in a quirky comedy like the vampire Molly Harper cooks and not a contemporary romance.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Dara Rosenberg?

    anyone with a smoother voice. her raspy one annoyed me. I like Jill Redfield from the Crossfire novels or I like Grace Grant and Justine O'Keefe. Um, I'd even pick the lady who handed me my Egg McMuffin through the drive through this morning.


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

    The story is the redeeming quality.


    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Unidentified Redhead

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Alice Clayton
    • Narrated By Keili Lefkovitz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (233)
    Performance
    (216)
    Story
    (217)

    When Grace Sheridan returns to Los Angeles to become a working actress, it's a second shot at a life-long dream. With some help from her best-friend agent, will that dream become a reality - or at 33, has Grace missed her chance at the big time? And when an unexpected sizzling romance with Jack Hamilton, the entertainment industry's newest "it" boy, threatens to shine an uncomfortable spotlight on her life, how will that affect her career... and his?

    Jordy says: "Fun, Flirty, Sexy, Smutty Book!"
    "Awful Narration. Ruined one of my favorite books."
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    What would have made The Unidentified Redhead better?

    The narrator ruined it. I'm only a few minutes in it and it's already like finger nails on a chalkboard. She sounds like she's doing a comedy routine on a stage. After the one liners I almost expect to hear a rim shot. And she did not even attempt the lead characters British accent. Hello? Seriously? They paid this lady? They should re-do this version and have the people from the Beautiful Bastard books hire the narrator.


    What other book might you compare The Unidentified Redhead to and why?

    I would compare the story to the Love Unscripted series by Tina Reber. I like the book, as I mentioned. I just wanted to listen to the audio while I work. So disappointed.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Keili Lefkovitz?

    Ummmm, just about anyone. I would pick the lady at the McDonalds drive up over this chick. Again, I would suggestion the cast from the Beautiful Bastard series.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Unidentified Redhead?

    I wouldn't change anything about the book. Big fan of it.


    Any additional comments?

    Buyer Beware!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Proposition

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Katie Ashley
    • Narrated By Justine O. Keef
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (155)
    Performance
    (145)
    Story
    (146)

    With her thirtieth birthday looming, Emma Harrison finds her biological clock clanging and the elusive knight in shining armor yet to appear. She's running out of options, especially after her gay best friend backs out from being her sperm donor. Of course, there's always a sperm bank, but Emma fears a donor mix-up might impregnate her with the spawn of Satan.

    Ellen says: "Sophomoric"
    "Really liked the book, but hated the audio version"
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    What did you like best about The Proposition? What did you like least?

    I like the story, but found the narrator's voices annoying to the point that I fast forwarded through scenes where she did her best friends voice and any non-Aiden scenes.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Proposition?

    n/a


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Justine O. Keef?

    i really don't have a favorite female narrator, though I can say for sure I'm not a fan of Justine O. Keef.


    Could you see The Proposition being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    ummmm, maybe a lifetime movie with Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott. LOL


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Biting Cold: Chicagoland Vampires, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Chloe Neill
    • Narrated By Sophie Eastlake
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (667)
    Performance
    (609)
    Story
    (610)

    Turned into a vampire against her will, 28-year-old Merit found her way into the dark circle of Chicago's vampire underground, where she learned there was more to supernaturals than met the eye - and more supernaturals than the public ever imagined. And not all the secrets she learned were for sharing - among humans or inhumans. Now Merit is on the hunt, charging across the stark American Midwest, tailing a rogue supernatural intent on stealing an ancient artifact that could unleash catastrophic evil on the world. But Merit is also the prey.

    mhecker says: "oh, NO!!!"
    "Why Oh Why Didn't I Read the Reviews First!"
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    Would you try another book from Chloe Neill and/or Sophie Eastlake?

    I hate change. I mean, really hate it. Why would they use the same narrator for 5 freaking books then change on the 6th. Please redo this and go back to Cynthia Holloway. I feel lost. I hate this narrators male voices. They annoy the hell out of me infact. I am disappointed that I wasted a credit on this purchase. If only I had a time machine. That's it. From now on I am not buying a series book until I read the reviews and compare narrators. All I can say is they better not pull this crap with the J.R. Ward Brotherhood series. Heads will roll!!!


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Seriously, the change of narrator pulled me totally out of the storyline. I listened to the first 5 books one after the other for the last month so it's freaking my Sh** sitting her listening to this book. Totally kicking myself.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Sophie Eastlake?

    CYNTHIA HOLLOWAY. Duh! (though I HATED her Mallory voice sooooooo much)


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Nope. But I might rent it on Netflix


    Any additional comments?

    Did I mention how utterly bummed I am right now? Oh, and I don't think I will be purchasing the next to books on audio. Guess I'll have to old school it and read them. (GASP)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Easy

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Tammara Webber
    • Narrated By Tara Sands
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (608)
    Performance
    (565)
    Story
    (572)

    A girl who believes trust can be misplaced, promises are made to be broken, and loyalty is an illusion. A boy who believes truth is relative, lies can mask unbearable pain, and guilt is eternal. Will what they find in each other validate their conclusions, or disprove them all?

    Rita says: "Didn't Want to Stop Listening"
    "Love the book, hate this audio!"
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    What did you like best about Easy? What did you like least?

    Good grief, this was the hardest audiobook to listen to. So glad it didnt't me more than $8.00. The narrator Tara Sands did not sound like a young adult.She was just the wrong person for this book. And I love this book and have read it multiple times. The inner dialog narrations were less annoying, but her choice for Jacquelines voice was way off the mark.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Again, loved the story. It really is a sweet romance with just the right amount of angst.


    What didn’t you like about Tara Sands’s performance?

    ALL OF IT! Her voice sounded to mature for a part of a young adult.


    Could you see Easy being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    It could be a movie, but I can't picture anyone in particular as the roll of Jacqueline. But I would boycott the movie if Kristen Stewart was cast!


    Any additional comments?

    Read the book if you haven't. You won't be sorry. If they recast this audio like they did with FSoG, I would be thrilled.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Once Burned: A Night Prince Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Jeaniene Frost
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    Overall
    (2362)
    Performance
    (2187)
    Story
    (2178)

    After a tragic accident scarred her body and destroyed her dreams, Leila never imagined that the worst was still to come: a terrifying ability to channel electricity and to see a person's darkest secrets through a single touch. Leila is doomed to a life of solitude ... until creatures of the night kidnap her, forcing her to reach out with a telepathic distress call to the world's most infamous vampire. Vlad Tepesh inspired the greatest vampire legend of all - but whatever you do, don't call him Dracula.

    Hassan says: "LOVED it from the beginning"
    "Surprisingly Disappointed"
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    What did you like best about Once Burned? What did you like least?

    What I liked least is that it's only half a story. I think it's terrible that it's continued in the next book and we have to wait a year for it to come out. I truly feel cheated and if I had know before hand, I wouldn't have bought it. I am a huge Frost fan, but this just seems shady.


    If you’ve listened to books by Jeaniene Frost before, how does this one compare?

    I like all of her other books on audio. The performer does a great job.


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

    I've purchased all of Frost's Cat & Bones books and their spinoffs, all read by Tavia. She does a great job. Though, I'm not a fan of Bone's and Vlads accent, though she can't help her Vlad one.


    Do you think Once Burned needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Ummm, yes. Considering it's only half a book as is.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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