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Jean

St. Catherine, Jamaica | Member Since 2012

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  • Pleasures of the Night: Dream Guardians, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Sylvia Day
    • Narrated By Shana Savage
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (268)
    Performance
    (244)
    Story
    (243)

    There are sensuous pleasures that can only be tasted in the night.... He comes to her in the twilight between sleep and consciousness to fulfill her secret desires. Lyssa Bates has never experienced such ecstasy, brought to her by a man whose deep, soul-penetrating blue eyes hold the promise of tempting intimacies and decadent pleasures. But this stranger, this lover, this immortal seducer is only a dream - a phantom of her nocturnal fantasies - until he appears, inexplicably, at her door in the flesh!

    Deborah E. Alexander says: "I love a Love Story,"
    "STEAMY AT ITS BEST!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Pleasures of the Night to be better than the print version?

    never read the print version, but the audio was definitely a winner for me.


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

    she did a great job of narrating, bringing a Scottish accent I can't imagine i would be able to do and this for me brought all aspects of life to the book affording explicit enjoyment in listening.


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

    Definitely


    Any additional comments?

    I am dying to read Book 3 in the series. It is quite entertaining.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Written in My Own Heart's Blood: Outlander, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (44 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3939)
    Performance
    (3679)
    Story
    (3668)

    Hurtled back through time more than two hundred years to 1743 Scotland, Claire Randall finds herself caught in the midst of an unfamiliar world torn apart by violence, pestilence, and revolution and haunted by her growing feelings for a young soldier, James Fraser.

    G. House Sr. says: "Eloquent Fabulous Historical - Grand Continuation"
    "MAGNIFICENT AND ENTHRALLING!!!"
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    If you could sum up Written in My Own Heart's Blood in three words, what would they be?

    Beautiful Masterpiece Written


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The Fraser Family and their extended...........there are so many, it is hard to pin point any one, but William had me liking him in this book because he seemed compassionate, curious and makes me want to know more about what will happen if he has an interest in getting to know his blood relations and most interesting his sister, as she is back in their time and who will be his intended.........my favorite character is long. If I were asked, who are my least favorite, this would be easier.


    What about Davina Porter’s performance did you like?

    EVERYTHING! It was exceptional in every aspect. Ms. Porter is a master/mistress at her craft. Her accents in defining each character made you feel as if you were watching a movie and lacked nothing for the visual.


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

    I am unsure, but it would be something good :-)


    Any additional comments?

    I can identify with emotions, reactions and ideology expressed. DG has researched extensively and gifted us with her eighth masterpiece.. I am only depressed when i am done listening because I know there will be a loooong wait before another is published. 44hrs seems short when I am left anticipating what could be or not..........Please hurry Ms Gabaldon, your fans are eager for the next installment.

    8 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Knight Awakened: Circle of Seven, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Coreene Callahan
    • Narrated By Suzan Crowley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (313)
    Performance
    (291)
    Story
    (290)

    Warlord Vladimir Barbu has seized control of Transylvania, but his claim to the throne remains anything but certain. The king of Hungary opposes his rule, his people despise him, and the high priestess needed to crown him has vanished without a trace. Refusing to see his ambitions thwarted, he hires an assassin to hunt her down.… Killing is the only life Xavian Ramir knows. But now the elite assassin wants out, vowing to start anew after one last job.…

    CAROLYN says: "BOOK 1 of 7 & A MYTHICAL MASTERPIECE"
    "GREAT BOOK, BUT BORING NARRATOR!!!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Knight Awakened to be better than the print version?

    I guess the audio would be worth it, but the Narrator was painfully boring and monotone and made me feel that this genre of book isn't her cup of English tea.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Suzan Crowley’s performances?

    Absolutely not! maybe if it is old English romance.


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

    I really can't think of it because I couldn't finish the book, she bored the enthusiasm out of me.


    Any additional comments?

    PLEASE, PLEASE change the Narrator for future Books in the Series. Narrators can make or break the popularity of books when they offer an uninspiring and lack - luster performance and the book may very well be a best seller in the making.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Shadow's Claim: Immortals After Dark: The Dacians, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Kresley Cole
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (922)
    Performance
    (860)
    Story
    (865)

    Shadow's Claim features Prince Trehan Daciano, a ruthless master assassin who will use every lethal skill he possesses to defend his imperiled kingdom - as well as his newfound princess. When an ancient secret threatens to destroy them all, can Dacia's notorious prince of shadows keep his Bride alive against all odds?

    Jeri says: "Dayum!!!"
    "WONDERFUL, ORGASMIC AND GREAT"
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    Where does Shadow's Claim rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    At the top.... 5 STARS


    What other book might you compare Shadow's Claim to and why?

    Presently can't think of any.


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

    He brought a life so vivid, my own interpretation I think would pale. The accents of each character was so expertly done ( as always by RP ). He is a master at his craft and I entirely enjoyed the audio.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bared to You: A Crossfire Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Sylvia Day
    • Narrated By Jill Redfield
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4531)
    Performance
    (4109)
    Story
    (4125)

    "Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness… He was beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I’d never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily…Gideon knew. He had demons of his own. And we would become the mirrors that reflected each other’s most private wounds…and desires."

    CAROLYN says: "TOUCHING & EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER OF PASSION"
    "At first familiar, but then surprise!! (all good)"
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    Where does Bared to You rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    it is up there with those I have chosen so far with a rating of 5 stars in my opinion.


    What other book might you compare Bared to You to and why?

    I have listened to 50 Shades (the trilogy) and it comes off very close to this story with the multi-millionair factor, being young and inlove, possessive and controlling, sexual indecency by an older predator, emotional roller coaster, the man having siblings of varying interests and troubles and the female being the only child. The female having a father not with the Mom, but supportive..............etc. Although the characters almost share similar persuasions, the storyline veers off to a whole other plot that keeps you locked in to hear all that will develop these characters to a dimension totally dissimilar to 50 Shades. Overall, I was surprised and locked into opening door after door to hear all the juicy surprises and the ultimate sacrifice for love and well-being, but catch this in the follow-up series. You will be locked in as I was and still am for the next in the series to come, hopefully soon!.


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

    total interest and an enjoyment of hearing the different emotions with her take on each character.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Reflected in You: A Crossfire Novel, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Sylvia Day
    • Narrated By Jill Redfield
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3354)
    Performance
    (3061)
    Story
    (3081)

    Gideon Cross: As beautiful and flawless on the outside as he was damaged and tormented on the inside. He was a bright, scorching flame that singed me with the darkest of pleasures. I couldn’t stay away. I didn’t want to. He was my addiction…my every desire…mine. My past was as violent as his, and I was just as broken. We’d never work. It was too hard, too painful…except when it was perfect. Those moments when the driving hunger and desperate love were the most exquisite insanity. We were bound by our need. And our passion would take us beyond our limits to the sweetest, sharpest edge of obsession.…

    Bexlyn Wright says: "Fifty Shades Minus Twilight."
    "Interesting all around"
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    What did you love best about Reflected in You?

    The intricacy of love, possession and relationships


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

    she brought expressions to the characters that maybe I wouldn't have read the book with, but in some instances, I found the girlfriend a handful of annoyance and her jealousy was at times overbearing, but the characters leveled out with each chapter as you got further in the audible. The experience of listening was good.


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

    yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lothaire: Immortals After Dark

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Kresley Cole
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1290)
    Performance
    (1205)
    Story
    (1207)

    Driven by his insatiable need for revenge, Lothaire, the Lore’s most ruthless vampire, plots to seize the Horde’s crown. But bloodlust and torture have left him on the brink of madness - until he finds Elizabeth Peirce, the key to his victory. He captures the unique young mortal, intending to offer up her very soul in exchange for power, yet Elizabeth soothes his tormented mind and awakens within him emotions Lothaire believed he could no longer experience.

    Nicola says: "Amazing Book"
    "POWER, PASSION, PRIDE AND INTENSITY"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Lothaire to be better than the print version?

    Never read the print version, but if the audio is anything to go by, the print in my opinion would pale in comparison, but I was sold hook line and sinker on the audio because Robert Petkoff did justice in bringing this book alive and carried you to places you wouldn't have imagined possible with his narrating skills. His character voices are very sexy, touching you in all the right places, spurning you when it gets contentious then delivers that balance to every character and leaves you spent wanting more. He takes you on an intense ride. Guaranteed!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Elizabeth's street smart or mountain-smarts and her determination to rival for Lothaire's love, bringing him back from his near insanity and showing him true happiness.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I have no particular because i was lost in the development of each plot.


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

    There are several, but to mention 3: (1) I was moved when Elizabeth seemed doomed to die, (2) Lothaire's sensitivity to Elizabeth's virginity and a desire to take care of her and (3) Elizabeth being turned out of Nicks sanctuary to fend for herself when Lothaire seemed unconcerned for her well being because of unspoken shared feelings.


    Any additional comments?

    Robert Petkoff brought this book to life. It was like a movie without the picture and he totally rocked it. He is a GREAT NARRATOR. You get lost in his intensity and he delivered an orgasmic performance. He has become one of my favorite narrators.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • At Grave's End: Night Huntress, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Jeaniene Frost
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3513)
    Performance
    (2568)
    Story
    (2564)

    It should be the best time of half-vampire Cat Crawfield’s life. With her undead lover, Bones, at her side, she’s successfully protected mortals from the rogue undead. But though Cat’s worn disguise after disguise to keep her true identity a secret from the brazen bloodsuckers, her cover’s finally been blown, placing her in terrible danger.

    Anumet says: "Sucks you in. (Pun intended)"
    "Exciting, passionate and thrilling"
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    If you could sum up At Grave’s End in three words, what would they be?

    EXCITINGLY GRIPPING AND WOW!!!!!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Cat and Bones' bond as a couple with all their challenges and fighting to keep a love almost lost alive through unquenchable passion and accepting his insatiable past.


    What about Tavia Gilbert’s performance did you like?

    Tavia Gilbert has scored 10. Her performance was just a class act of giving everyone an individual identity with the varying accents, she just nailed it!.


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

    I was moved when it was thought that Bones died and Cat was just besotted with grief, but love and determination won over to reunite this power couple. Another, was Cat's wretched father and the lengths he would consider to terminate his own daughter.


    Any additional comments?

    Great story with splendid narration.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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