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Donna

I only have two vices in life, wine and my audible books. I will cut you if you try to take either one from me!

Georgetown, TX, United States | Member Since 2003

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  • Blood Bound: Mercy Thompson, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Patricia Briggs
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3151)
    Performance
    (2145)
    Story
    (2147)

    Mechanic Mercy Thompson has friends in low places - and in dark ones. And now she owes one of them a favor. Since she can shapeshift at will, she agrees to act as some extra muscle when her vampire friend Stefan goes to deliver a message to another of his kind. But this new vampire is hardly ordinary - and neither is the demon inside of him.

    Deborah says: "Blood Bound"
    "Excellent"
    Overall

    Ever since the Twlight books, I have had a hard time finding books to fill the void. These books do the job! Excellent reader too!. If you like this try the Kim Harrison or Carrie Vaughn series too.
    All excellent reads.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Bitten: Women of the Otherworld, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Kelley Armstrong
    • Narrated By Aasne Vigesaa
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1466)
    Performance
    (808)
    Story
    (821)

    Young, beautiful, and successful, Elena Michaels seems to have it all. Her happy, organized life follows a predictable pattern: filing stories for her job as a journalist, working out at the gym, living with her architect boyfriend, and lunching with her girlfriends from the office. And once a week, in the dead of night, she streaks through a downtown ravine, naked and furred, tearing at the throats of her animal prey. Elena Michaels is a werewolf.

    Autumn says: "My favorite Audio title"
    "BURN A CREDIT"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Kelley Armstrong and/or Aasne Vigesaa?

    I really didn't, couldn't, give this book a chance. The reader and I just couldn't get along.


    Has Bitten turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    What didn’t you like about Aasne Vigesaa’s performance?

    She had a very monotone voice. I kept finding myself planning dinner, or wondering what I was going to wear to work tomorrow.


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

    It might have redeeming qualities if I listened longer


    Any additional comments?

    I MIGHT give it another try (due to the other reviewers high ratings) but not anytime soon.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Before I Fall

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Lauren Oliver
    • Narrated By Sarah Drew
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (857)
    Performance
    (681)
    Story
    (682)

    Samantha Kingston has it all: the world's most crush-worthy boyfriend, three amazing best friends, and first pick of everything at Thomas Jefferson High—from the best table in the cafeteria to the choicest parking spot. Friday, February 12, should be just another day in her charmed life. Instead, it turns out to be her last. Then she gets a second chance. Seven chances, in fact.

    Bluemoon says: "Great story... but not for kids!"
    "SURPRISINGLY GOOD"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Before I Fall in three words, what would they be?

    Had my Attention!


    What other book might you compare Before I Fall to and why?

    It was a different kind of book.


    Which character – as performed by Sarah Drew – was your favorite?

    Sam, of course


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

    no


    Any additional comments?

    She kept reliving the same day over and over, and each time, she had a different and new perspective on the events that were unfolding. It was like a life time of 'lessons' that we learn and finally grow up she had them all in a week's time frame. How many times do we wish we could 'go back' knowing what you know?!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • My Life as a White Trash Zombie

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Diana Rowland
    • Narrated By Allison McLemore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2082)
    Performance
    (1923)
    Story
    (1921)

    Teenage delinquent Angel Crawford lives with her redneck father in the swamps of southern Louisiana. She's a high school dropout, addicted to drugs and alcohol, and has a police record a mile long. But when she's made into a zombie after a car crash, her addictions disappear, except for her all-consuming need to stay "alive".

    Marvin says: "New diet trend, become a zombie!"
    "READ IT~"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have recommended this book to three friends, and they all love it as much as i did. I had it in my wish list for several months, just not sure about the whole zombie thing (I'm more of a witchy chick) but took the plunge because of all the reviews. I am so glad i did. This book was very entertaining and fun!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of My Life as a White Trash Zombie?

    Not one specific 'moment'. I just like the whole thing.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Not sure. I am writing this several months after finishing the series, so 'specific scenes' are not coming to mind.


    If you could rename My Life as a White Trash Zombie, what would you call it?

    BRAAAAINS!


    Any additional comments?

    ''Im not sure how 'good' this series would be if it were read by anyone other than Allison McLemore. She did an fantastic job.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • White Trash Zombie Apocalypse

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Diana Rowland
    • Narrated By Allison McLemore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (971)
    Performance
    (913)
    Story
    (908)

    Our favorite white trash zombie, Angel Crawford, has enough problems of her own, what with dealing with her alcoholic, deadbeat dad, issues with her not-quite boyfriend, the zombie mafia, industrial espionage, and evil corporations. Oh, and it’s raining, and won’t let up. But things get even crazier when a zombie movie starts filming in town, and Angel begins to suspect that it’s not just the plot of the movie that's rotten. Soon she's fighting her way through mud, blood, bullets, and intrigue, even as zombies, both real and fake, prowl the streets.

    Andrea says: "Absolutely loved it!"
    "I WANT MORE"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to White Trash Zombie Apocalypse the most enjoyable?

    All of it! The characters all the way to the performances of those characters.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of White Trash Zombie Apocalypse?

    I like the way the writer evolved the main character. She was just his low class, white trash kid that couldn't seem to stay out of trouble and as she started go grow into herself and her character, the rest of her world started to treat her accordingly. A memorable moment for me was her relationship with her father.


    What about Allison McLemore’s performance did you like?

    OMG, She did an amazing job. With her LA accent, and the phrases that would come out of her mouth, I found myself LOL at work, and people would turn to me thinking I was laughing at them! She did an amazing job!!!


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

    Not sure. White Trash Zombie works for me,


    Any additional comments?

    Was'nt sure about the whole ZOMBIE thing, and when she first discovered she was a zombie, craving brains, I was a little turned off by it, but I got use to it. It could have been that every time she would describe it in detail, I was eating something... lol

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Delirium

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Lauren Oliver
    • Narrated By Sarah Drew
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1990)
    Performance
    (1691)
    Story
    (1694)

    "Ninety-five days, and then I'll be safe. I wonder whether the procedure will hurt. I want to get it over with. It's hard to be patient. It's hard not to be afraid while I'm still uncured, though so far the deliria hasn't touched me yet. Still, I worry. They say that in the old days, love drove people to madness. The deadliest of all deadly things: It kills you both when you have it and when you don't."

    Joyce E McBride says: "Wonderful"
    "IT GREW ON ME"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Delirium again? Why?

    Probably not. It is an entertaining book, but it took the 2nd download for the story to take hold. The reader's voice sounds a little too young for me in the beginning, but I guess that is to be expected when surfing the young adult titles.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    By the time I got close to the ending, I was hooked, and knew I'd be buying the series.


    Which character – as performed by Sarah Drew – was your favorite?

    Alix. A more mature character.


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

    The end! I got chocked up at how many times Alix he demonstrated unconditional love


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tiger's Destiny: Tiger's Curse, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Colleen Houck
    • Narrated By Annika Boras
    Overall
    (297)
    Performance
    (264)
    Story
    (264)

    With three of the goddess Durga's quests behind them, only one prophecy now stands in the way of Kelsey, Ren, and Kishan breaking the tiger's curse. But the trio's greatest challenge awaits them: A life-endangering pursuit in search of Durga's final gift, the Rope of Fire, on the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal. It's a race against time - and the evil sorcerer Lokesh - in this eagerly anticipated fourth volume in the best-selling Tiger's Curse series.

    Regina says: "Amazing!"
    "**EXCELLENT** Not just for Yound Adults"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Tiger's Destiny again? Why?

    Yes. It really got me interested in India, I loved learning about it. I am sure I missed some things.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was a beautiful love story


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

    Annika Boras brings EVERYTHING to the story! I couldn't imagine a better narrator for all the different parts. I even looked up her name, but she does not have any other books that she has read, I would definitely give them a try!


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

    It made me laugh out loud (at work) and, it made me cry as well!


    Any additional comments?

    The ending was the way I hoped it would be, kind of! With the imagination if the writer, I would love to ready maybe a 5th book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Some Girls Bite: Chicagoland Vampires, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Chloe Neill
    • Narrated By Cynthia Holloway
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1515)
    Performance
    (1183)
    Story
    (1199)

    They killed me. They healed me. They changed me. Sure, the life of a graduate student wasn't exactly glamorous, but it was mine. I was doing fine until Chicago's vampires announced their existence to the world---and then a rogue vampire attacked me. But he only got a sip before he was scared away by another bloodsucker...and this one decided that the best way to save my life was to make me the walking undead.

    Stephanie says: "GREAT"
    "Excellent!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    A great series to settle into! Its hard to find a series that doesn't get predictable as the series progresses! Ill be sad when it's over because finding a good series is hard to find!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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