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This story is an enjoyable twist on Fairy Godmothers helping "living happily ever after" endings.
I revisited the Hans Christian Anderson & Brothers Grimm fairy tales. I paid more attention to the Fairy Godmothers. It was fun comparing them.
I can't think of just three words. Gabra Zackman seemed a little hesitant the first few chapters.
The Best Yet!
I don't know which to pick! There is so much going on.
Renee Raudman does an excellent job as usual with Kate Daniels, and supporting characters. She is a good narrator. Renee Raudman reads stories too you not at you. It is easy to sit back and just enjoy!
This is a book that can't be made well into a movie. It could make a mini series. There are a lot of subplots going on. Each plot has Kate as its center and could easily make 3 novellas.
I had to restart this audio book several times. The story starts off kinda bland. Then WOW it becomes so intense you're sitting on the edge of your couch, chair or where ever. I wanted to make sure that I wasn't missing anything.
This is not my usual type of audio book. I have other books by this author and enjoyed them. I decided to give this one a listen. The plot and characters develop well. The ending was a let down. There is the hint that the death of Erica was influenced by bad judgement due to alcohol. Then a minor character shows up. His behavior is altered from previous story dialog. The ending is left kinda open. You are told a probable but not certain end for him. The supporting characters just show up at the climax. Their reason for showing up is weak. The author should have said a little more about how Brynna was secured by the villain. How Brynna got loose is not possible under normal circumstances. It takes a big stretch of the imagination to agree with that. What I enjoyed was the write up for a teenager who has a sudden traumatic experience. Brynna is trying to work through her guilt for living, after turning too and overcoming drugs and alcohol. Her certain knowledge of the need to stay clean everyday. Brynna has difficulties with her need for alcohol. Brynna is aware of the need to rebuild her self. She has the need to block out the past. She tries to get herself together. Then there is her parent whom she labels as a functioning alcoholic. This reflects real life. Many teenage alcoholics has an alcoholic relative. Often that relative is a parent. There is the constant temptation for booze and/or drugs for life. Brynna's parents are supportive and do what they think is best.
This audiobook is well done. A good story with interesting characters. The story develops well. There is drama, humor, and sad parts. The supporting characters enhance the story without taking over. This audiobook had two firsts for me. It is the first book by the author and reader I have encountered. Emily Bauer's reading enhanced my enjoyment. Her voice fit the main character well. A fun book.
I wasn't sure what to expect from this book. I was interested that it gave a different insight in the search for eternal life and how to achieve it. The characters had good development during the story. The secondary characters had their place that completed the plot. I enjoyed Ari Fliakos' reading. His young/old voice complimented the main character very well. The author is now on my list for future purchases.
I will and have recommended this audio book to friends. I enjoyed the variety of topics and subjects. The range of handling them ranged from serious to hilarious.
I'm not sure I can compare this book to others. It is a good selection of excellent short stories by these authors.
The variety of narrators gave good readings. I enjoy listening to good narrations. They help to get different insight into the stories. I enjoy readings that pad out my mental picture of any stories characters. Some narrators brought too strong an accent to their stories. For me that detracted from the reading.
I bought this book early on August 5, 2014. At the time of my writing this review I have listened to it twice. A few stories got listened to two or three times before going to the next one.
This is a good collection of short stories by these authors. I enjoyed the variety of narrators. Most of the narrators did an excellent job. At times a story had special effects added. The effects added to the performance without over running it. I suggest to anyone who enjoys these authors should consider this audiobook.
The graphic, foul language detracted from the story. It is pornographic literature. I avoid books of this nature. There should be a rating somewhere about the language. The entire book was told by the end of chapter one.
I do not know if her other books are verbal pornography. That will stop me from future purchases.
Eric G. Dove performance is what had me listen to the entire book.
I would have cut a good portion of the pornographic language. The book synopsis didn't hint at this.
This book needs to be placed with labeled so the pornographic language will not be a shock to unsuspecting listeners.
I enjoyed this audio book. It goes quickly and is fun. This is a story that can be listened over again. I didn't pay the cover attention until I read other reviews. They are correct in that this cover doesn't match the story. But, I have been misled in the past by covers. As a result I ignore them. I was looking for a new author to listen to. I liked the story synopsis so I gave it a try. My biggest complaint is one I have with any series. I like the story to end with a hint of more to come. I don't like the story to end as a probable beginning for the next novel. If you are looking for a fun story with a pretty good narration give this a listen.
Yes, I will (have) listen to this again. It is well written and touches on a sensitive subject with humor and insight.
When main character talks to werewolf as if he were abusive husband, and realizes later that she did just that.
I've listened to her performances only with Molly Harper's novels. I've enjoyed them all.
Yes, I did listen to in one sitting.
The narration put me too sleep literally. Sophie Eastlake's voice would be better off narrating romance books. The characters are weak. The plots fail to make the grade. I listened to this twice. I forced myself to stay awake the second time. My main question is 'what happened to plot and character development?'
I am an avid audio book listener. I have no set pattern on future purchases. I can however guarantee that Thea Harrison will not be one of them.
Sophie Eastlake's voice was too bland and monotone for this type of work. She put me too sleep literally and I wasn't even sleepy. My mind kept wandering during this work. The first story ended with me forcing myself to stay away. My response was thank goodness its over. The second story reading was worse then the first.
I don't have any of Thea Harrison's novels. My habit is to listen again to an unfamiliar author's work before further purchases. That policy keeps me from making repeat mistakes. This work will definitely keep me more purchases of her works. I am hesitant about getting further works by Sophie Easlake.
I read Gulliver's Travels a very long time ago. That memory prompted me to make this purchase. The narration was excellent. I found that my memory of the story had been distorted not only by time but by viewing the many versions of it. It was great to rediscover the original. I had great fun with it.
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