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Dana

I'm a busy mom who loves to listen to books. Mostly I listen on my way to and from work.

Surprise, AZ, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Life After Death

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Damien Echols
    • Narrated By Damien Echols
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (373)
    Performance
    (339)
    Story
    (342)

    The definitive memoir by Damien Echols of the "West Memphis Three", who was falsely convicted of committing three murders. Hear this unforgettable account of his 18 years on death row.

    Courtney says: "A compelling story-worthwhile listen."
    "Excellent!!!"
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    Would you listen to Life After Death again? Why?

    Absolutely! It was so powerful and uplifting.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The fact that he read it. It felt like you were sitting down next to him while he told you an unbelievable story.


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

    I have not but if he has more I definitely will.


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

    Just like the book. LIfe after Death. I did like his idea of a mini-series because there is so much to tell a movie would not do it justice.


    Any additional comments?

    Thank you for sharing your story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Obsessed: The Lizzy Gardner Series , Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By T. R. Ragan
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (120)
    Performance
    (112)
    Story
    (112)

    Desperate for better ratings, radio psychologist Madeline Blair tells her listeners she’s being stalked, unaware that her long-time listener and biggest fan, Seth Brown, will do anything to protect her. When her publicity stunt is revealed, he becomes enraged by her deceit and dangerously unhinged. When her friends mysteriously begin to vanish and damning evidence points to Madeline, she turns to private investigator Lizzy Gardner for help. Lizzy knows her way around a murderer’s mind, after surviving her own horrifying ordeal at the hands of a serial killer years ago.

    shelley says: "Best in the series! GREAT CLIFFHANGER!!!!"
    "Pretty good!"
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    This one was not my favorite and mainly because I did not like how it ended. Some times it drives me crazy when the characters do stupid things and its like yeah right! The overall story was interesting but not as good as the past ones. Looking forward to the next book but not the sadness that I have heard about. Have to keep going though because her books are good and you can't stop listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Dark Mind: Lizzy Gardner, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By T. R. Ragan
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (177)
    Performance
    (159)
    Story
    (156)

    They call him the Lovebird Killer, a merciless fiend unleashing a flood of unspeakable cruelty upon Sacramento’s most loving couples, young and old. This real-life monster’s reign of terror has left the city’s residents paralyzed with fear. All but Lizzy Gardner. Because hiding from monsters isn’t Lizzy’s style, not since she faced the madman who kidnapped and terrorized her as a teenager. So when a routine workers’ compensation case suddenly leads her and her two young assistants onto the killer’s trail, Lizzy revels in the chase. She is determined to bring this psychopath to justice before he has the chance to claim another victim.

    s. walsh says: "Great Book! Did not want to put it down"
    "A Dark One For Sure!"
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    Love her stories and all the other little stories between the characters. It always keeps me to where I don't want to stop listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl on the Train: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Paula Hawkins
    • Narrated By Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (25036)
    Performance
    (20806)
    Story
    (20793)

    Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

    L. O. Pardue says: ""Rear Window" Meets "Gone Girl""
    "The train starts slow and then picks up!"
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    This book started off pretty slow building the characters but once it gets going it is so good. I love the different voices they use for each person and how it is narrated and written. I am never good at figuring out who but it kept me guessing until almost the very end when they spell it out for you. I would definitely recommend this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Right Kind of Wrong

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Chelsea Fine
    • Narrated By Susanna Duff
    Overall
    (10)
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    (8)
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    (9)

    Jenna Lacombe needs complete control, whether it's in the streets...or between the sheets. So when she sets out on a solo road trip to visit her family in New Orleans, she's beyond annoyed that the infuriatingly sexy Jack Oliver wants to hitch a ride with her. Ever since they shared a wild night together last year, he's been trying to strip away her defenses one by one. He claims he's just coming along to keep her safe - but what's not safe for her is prolonged exposure to the tattooed hottie.

    Dana says: "One of my new favorite authors"
    "One of my new favorite authors"
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    I really enjoyed all three of these books. They had great love stories and other great parts as well. I would recommend these books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Only His: A Fool’s Gold Romance

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Susan Mallery
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (383)
    Performance
    (318)
    Story
    (316)

    Wedding bells are ringing in Fool’s Gold, but not for Nevada Hendrix. Her triplet sisters are engaged, and even her mother has a more active love life than she does. Determined to make a fresh start, she applies for her dream job, only to discover that her new boss is her first love. Maybe she could overlook the fact that they’ve seen each other naked, but she’ll never forget the way he broke her heart. Tucker Janack agrees to Nevada’s “business only” ground rules. After all, love is a trap that the construction millionaire has avoided his whole life.

    Jane says: "You have to love Fools Gold !!!"
    "Another fun little story"
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    I enjoy her books and the simple stories. They are easy to read and a good time filler on my drive to work.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Only Yours: A Fool's Gold Romance, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Susan Mallery
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (371)
    Performance
    (316)
    Story
    (315)

    Montana Hendrix has found her calling: working with therapy dogs. With a career she loves in a hometown she adores, she’s finally ready to look for her own happily ever after. Could one of her dogs help her find Mr. Right... or maybe Dr. Right? Surgeon Simon Bradley prefers the sterility of the hospital to the messiness of real life, especially when real life includes an accident-prone mutt and a woman whose kisses make him want what he knows he can’t have.

    Julie M. Rushing says: "Love this series"
    "Fun Stories"
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    I enjoy Susan Mallery's books and the stories are just easy to listen to. Will get through the whole series some day soon.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Best Kind of Broken

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Chelsea Fine
    • Narrated By Susanna Duff
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    Pixie Marshall wishes every day she could turn back time and fix the past. But she can't. And the damage is done. She's hoping that a summer of free room and board working with her aunt at the Willow Inn will help her forget. Except there's a problem: The resident handyman is none other than Levi Andrews. The handsome quarterback was once her friend - and maybe more - until everything changed in a life-shattering instant. She was hoping to avoid him, possibly forever. Now he's right down the hall and stirring up feelings Pixie thought she'd long buried...

    Levi can't believe he's living with the one person who holds all his painful memories. More than anything he wants to make things right, but a simple "sorry" won't suffice - not when the tragedy that scarred them was his fault. Levi knows Pixie's better off without him, but every part of him screams to touch her, protect her, wrap her in his arms, and kiss away the pain. Yet even though she's so close, Pixie's heart seems more unreachable than ever. Seeing those stunning green eyes again has made one thing perfectly clear-he can't live without her.

    Michelle says: "A good book"
    "A New Favorite Author"
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    Really enjoy her books and the stories. I hope that audible will continue to get her books so that I can finish all of them. If you like love stories then these are your kind of books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Perfect Kind of Trouble

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Chelsea Fine
    • Narrated By Susanna Duff
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (22)

    Twenty-one-year-old Kayla Turner has lost everything. After spending most of her life taking care of her ailing mother, she just wants to spot a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel. So when her late father - a man she barely knew - leaves her an inheritance, she finally breathes a sigh of relief... until she learns the inheritance comes with strings. Strings in the form of handsome playboy Daren Ackwood, her father's protégé. To see any of her inheritance, she's forced to team up with him.

    Dana says: "Yahtzee! Found a great book!"
    "Yahtzee! Found a great book!"
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    I loved this book. This story was different and the characters were great. I love scavenger hunts and this book has a fun story and a great scavenger hunt. The narrator did a fabulous job and I have already purchased another one of her books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Chris Kyle, Scott McEwan, Jim DeFelice
    • Narrated By John Pruden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13816)
    Performance
    (11864)
    Story
    (11864)

    From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. The Pentagon has officially confirmed more than 150 of Kyles kills (the previous American record was 109), but it has declined to verify the astonishing total number for this book. Iraqi insurgents feared Kyle so much they named him al-Shaitan ("the devil") and placed a bounty on his head.

    Allen T. says: "Amazing"
    "Interesting Story"
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    I really did enjoy this book. I saw the movie first and then read the book. I don't usually do it that way. Dissappointed that the movie made some of the stories more than they really were but the overall story and what they go through was pretty amazing. Would recommend this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • How to Run with a Naked Werewolf

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2344)
    Performance
    (2176)
    Story
    (2156)

    Anna Moder has just witnessed a shooting, seen her car pulverized, and rescued a wounded stranger - only to discover he's really a werewolf. And by her recent standards, things are actually looking up. Lycanthropes don't faze Anna. Doctoring a wolf pack outside Grundy, Alaska, is the closest thing to home life she's known in years. But hitching a ride to Anchorage with long-absent pack member Caleb Graham - that's a risk. Part of her itches to whack his nose with a newspaper. The rest is trying unsuccessfully to keep her own paws off every delicious inch of him.

    Hassan says: "A Refreshing Book & Funny too!!!"
    "Another good one!"
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    I love all of her books and Amanda's narration. Keep them coming and I will keep listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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