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Ducky

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  • The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3221)
    Performance
    (2639)
    Story
    (2645)

    Generations of werewolves have been secretly residing in a secluded valley a stones throw from Grundy, Alaska. So when a snooping Outsider comes to Grundy to investigate rumors of lycanthropic shenanigans in the area, the valleys pack alpha, Maggie Graham, resolves to chase him away, even if doing so takes a quick bite on the butt. What a pity that researcher Nick Thatcher turns out to be so drool-worthy, and that his kisses make Maggie want to sit up and beg.

    Ducky says: "MOLLY HARPER IS A HOOT!!!!!!"
    "MOLLY HARPER IS A HOOT!!!!!!"
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    Molly Harper has done it again with this witty story of hard-ass Maggie. She thinks she's the big, bad she-alpha, until she get knocked on her sometimes furry butt by the gorgeous Nick Thatcher, the HUMAN who wants to tell the world that he has found a real live werewolf. I love Molly's stories. Her snarky, witty sense of humor is a great escape when things get tough and I need a laugh. I never even hesitate to hit the "add to cart" button when I see a new book by Molly, and it is a real pleasure to find Amanda Ronconi's name a the narrator. I think Amanda does a great job of portraying the characters Molly Harper has written for us to enjoy. Thank you Audible for bring us Molly Harper.

    NOTE: Do not eat or drink when listening to Molly Harper's books unless you enjoy snorting your snack out of your nose when you start laughing. I am telling you from personal experience. Also a full bladder is another thing you want to stay away from before reading.......need I say more?

    53 of 53 people found this review helpful
  • Hudson

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Laurelin Paige
    • Narrated By James Patrick Nelson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (168)
    Performance
    (158)
    Story
    (160)

    Hudson Pierce has led a life few others could even imagine. With money and power at his fingertips, he's wanted for almost nothing. He's never experienced love, however, and he's seen few examples of it in his dysfunctional family. The ridiculous notion of romance has always intrigued him. He's studied it, controlled it, manipulated it, and has yet to understand it. Until he meets Alayna Withers. Now, the games he's played in his quest for comprehension can finally come to an end.

    Barbara says: "Don't waste the credit"
    "Love hearing the man's POV!"
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    Would you listen to Hudson again? Why?

    Yes. Great story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    After having read the Fixed series from Alayna's POV, it gave a new perspective reading from Hudsons.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    All the gifts. You'll have to listen or read the book to know what I mean. I don't give spoilers.


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

    There are two sides to every story.


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed Hudson POV. I wish more authors would do this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Club Shadowlands: Masters of the Shadowlands, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Cherise Sinclair
    • Narrated By Noah Michael Levine
    Overall
    (74)
    Performance
    (70)
    Story
    (70)

    Her car disabled during a tropical storm, Jessica Randall discovers the isolated house where she's sheltering is a private bondage club. At first shocked, she soon becomes aroused watching the interactions between the Doms and their subs. But she's a professional woman - an accountant - and surely isn't a submissive... is she?

    Ana says: "Finally!!!"
    "FINALLY...CHERISE SINCLAIR ON AUDIBLE!"
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    What did you like about this audiobook?

    YES! I love Cherise Sinclair's books. This is not just an erotica/bdsm book. It has a story to it, and though the first book (in most series), is dedicated to set up and backstory for the series, this one, for me, showed more story than most book 1's. I always have the 2 book rule. If I don't like a series after book 2, I ask for a refund.


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    When Jessica walk into the club itself thinking it is a private gym (club), and gets a rude awakening. LOL Classic!


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    Cullen, the bartender. Love the accent.


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    Towards the end...tears. I don't give spoilers.


    Do you have any additional comments?

    I hope the rest of the series is coming out SOON!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Broken Soul: Jane Yellowrock, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Faith Hunter
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (534)
    Performance
    (499)
    Story
    (498)

    Jane Yellowrock is a vampire killer for hire - but other creatures of the night still need to watch their backs....When the Master of the city of New Orleans asks Jane to improve security for a future visit from a delegation of European vampires, she names an exorbitant price - and Leo is willing to pay. That’s because the European vamps want Leo’s territory, and he knows that he needs Jane to prevent a total bloodbath.

    Crystal Wilson says: "U always surprise me"
    "NOTHING BETTER THAN A FAITH HUNTER BOOK! GO FAITH"
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    Would you listen to Broken Soul again? Why?

    Absolutely! I am listening for the 2nd time right now. Faith Hunter's are my go to books when I need to feel something familiar.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Broken Soul?

    I won't do spoilers here. Suffice it to say that there are MANY!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Again no spoilers, but I will say, I loved the action scene where the line "Who was that masked man?) was used. It wasn't my favorite but know Broken Soul was loaded with them. (Again, I don't do spoilers).


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

    Laughter and tears both, and I always have extreme reaction to Khristine Hvam's awesome narration. No one else could do this series other than Khristine because she is Jane Yellowrock and the entire cast of characters.


    Any additional comments?

    I will ALWAYS read Faith and listen to Khristine. They make an awesome team.One other thing...while listening and reading along I did find almost 2 pages missing of narration when they went to level 4 for the first time. I just thought I would let y'all at Audible know.

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Brie Learns the Art of Submission: Submissive Training Center (Volume 1)

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Red Phoenix
    • Narrated By Pippa Jayne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (206)
    Performance
    (197)
    Story
    (200)

    Brie's life changes the day Sir comes to her tiny tobacco shop. His invitation to the Submissive Training Center is about to rock this young woman's world. The renowned school is famous for its elite submissive instruction. She has no idea what will be asked of her or the boundaries that will be pushed. One thing is certain: Brie is about to learn more about herself in six weeks than she has over the previous 22 years.

    Ducky says: "There is a new submissive in town!"
    "There is a new submissive in town!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, to those who enjoy erotica. Why? I think this book has a good fictional story line as well as it being informative.


    What other book might you compare Brie Learns the Art of Submission: Submissive Training Center to and why?

    Many might say the Fifty Shades Trilogy because of the BDSM. Personally, I think it stands alone, other than the other Brie book that takes place right after graduation, a book I hope to hear on Audible very soon.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Actually with Brie and Tono and the art of Kinbaku.


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

    Not your normal training school.


    Any additional comments?

    I think Pippa Jayne did an excellent job with the narration. I hope the next book is on audio soon.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Black Arts: Jane Yellowrock, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Faith Hunter
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1109)
    Performance
    (1020)
    Story
    (1018)

    When Evan Trueblood blows into town looking for his wife, Molly, he’s convinced that she came to see her best friend, Jane. But it seems like the witch made it to New Orleans and then disappeared without a trace. Jane is ready to do whatever it takes to find her friend. Her desperate search leads her deep into a web of black magic and betrayal and into the dark history between vampires and witches. But the closer she draws to Molly, the closer she draws to a new enemy - one who is stranger and more powerful than any she has ever faced.

    Maureen says: "Another great book. Go Faith!"
    "BLACK ARTS IS AWESOME!! Go Faith and Khristine!"
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    If you could sum up Black Arts in three words, what would they be?

    Totally freaking incredible!


    What other book might you compare Black Arts to and why?

    For me, just the other books in the series. I haven't read anything else about skinwalkers, (except for maybe Patrica Briggs with her Mercy Thompson coyote shapeshifter). Faith gives us a very unique take on the Jane-verse. I have never read a vampire story that is any thing like it. Very in-depth. Keeps me wanting more.


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

    OH MY GOODNESS!! Khristine takes the characters and brings them right off the page,for me. Between Faith Hunter's kickbutt writing, (Jane doesn't like cussing, lol), and Khristine Hvam's narration...well, this is one winning team! Khristine is the essence of Jane, Beast, Leo, Bruiser and the rest. If Khristine ever stopped narrating this series, I think I would just skip the audio and read the story myself. Like I said, SHE IS JANE!


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

    Got a rogue vampire problem? Call Jane Yellowrock at Yellowrock Securities. Problem solved, Have Stakes Will Travel


    Any additional comments?

    For me, Black Arts is the best book in the series, so far. The book just seemed to flow. I put on my headphones and I can actually see the book come to life. Thank you Faith Hunter for another great book, and thank you Khristine Hvam, for bringing the characters right off the page!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • First Grave on the Right: Charley Davidson, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Darynda Jones
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3697)
    Performance
    (3019)
    Story
    (3011)

    A smashing, award-winning debut novel that introduces Charley Davidson: part-time private investigator and full-time Grim Reaper. Charley sees dead people. That’s right, she sees dead people. And it’s her job to convince them to “go into the light”. But when these very dead people have died under less than ideal circumstances (i.e. murder), sometimes they want Charley to bring the bad guys to justice. Complicating matters are the intensely hot dreams she’s been having about an Entity who has been following her all her life...and it turns out he might not be dead after all.

    S. Droski says: "Great choice for Stephanie, Lorelai or Buffy fans!"
    "GREAT 1ST BOOK IN A NEW-TO-ME, KEEPER SERIES!"
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    Would you listen to First Grave on the Right again? Why?

    You bet!! After a recent contest, I promised Ms. Jones on Facebook, that I would check her series out. I had already started collecting the books, but didn't have them all, and I don't read a series out of order. I am so sorry I waited this long to read the series. Though it is about another bounty hunter, (there seem to be a lot of bounty hunters as main characters these days, but hey, I guess the writers write what the readers like), the storyline is very unique and the main character, Charlotte "Charley" Davidson, is kickass, snarky and pun-ish, when the story calls for it, and beautiful, confidant and sexy the rest of the time. Sometimes she is all of the above all at once and she needs to be with the incredible hunk of a leading man. Reyes Alexander Farrow is HOT!! Who wouldn't want to read about them over and over?


    What was one of the most memorable moments of First Grave on the Right?

    Without giving any spoilers, (I hate when people do that), the big reveal as to who and what Reyes is, and how that impacts Charley's entire existence.


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

    I love Lorelei King! She is one of my very favorite narrators. Ms. King brings out the personalities of each character, and the emotions, different accents and nuances that make each character individuals.


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

    YES! I couldn't get the rest of the series downloaded fast enough! I guess I won't be getting much done around my house until I finish the series first time through. I may need to do a back to back listen to the entire series. I'll do the 2ND listen while doing the housework I put off to concentrate listening to first run through. And yes, I did a lot of laughing and a few tears had to be wiped away during the first read.


    Any additional comments?

    Darynda Jones is now on my "authors to be watched and pre-ordered" list. I've got my eyes on her YA series when I get my next credits. I am really enjoying her writing style! If you have been thinking about downloading her books, don't wait like I did. In my humble opinion, Darynda Jones really is an awesome writer!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3365)
    Performance
    (3085)
    Story
    (3066)

    Iris Scanlon, Half-Moon Hollow's only daytime vampire concierge, knows more about the undead than she'd like. Running all their daylight errands - from letting in the plumber to picking up some chilled O neg - gives her a look at the not-so-glamorous side of vampire life. Her rules are strict; relationships with vamps are strictly business, not friendship - and certainly not anything else. But then she finds her newest client, Cal, poisoned on his kitchen floor, and only Iris can help.

    yasmine32068 says: "Once again this should have disclaimers"
    "Classic Molly Harper/Amanda Ronconi!"
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    Would you listen to The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires again? Why?

    Yes! I listen to all of Molly Harper's books many times and will continue to do so. I love the snarky wit and great one-liners. MH's books are loaded with them.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires?

    I don't want to be too specific since I hate giving spoilers, so I'll just say...begining to end. I do guess if I HAD to pick one, I would say when Iris falls oner Cal...literally.


    What about Amanda Ronconi’s performance did you like?

    Everything! She is such a PERFECT fit for Molly Harper's snark. I don't think you could find anyone better and don't know if I would continue listening to the series, or any of MH's books for that matter, if AR stopped doing the narration. I would still READ the books, but not listen.


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

    Read instructions CAREFULLY before attempting this at home.


    Any additional comments?

    Molly Harper is a funny, talented, snarky writer. Add that to Amanda Ronconi's funny, talented and snarky narration and you can't loose. This team is one of my very favorites. WARNING: Do not attempt to read while eating, drinking or needing to empty your bladder, because if you do attempt this while reading, one or three things WILL HAPPEN: You will either choke on your snack, spew your drink or pee yourself from laughing. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED! ENJOY!!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Blood Trade: Jane Yellowrock, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Faith Hunter
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1180)
    Performance
    (1064)
    Story
    (1060)

    The Master of Natchez, Mississippi has a nasty problem on his hands. Rogue vampires - those who follow the Naturaleza and believe that humans should be nothing more than prey to be hunted - are terrorizing his city. Luckily, he knows the perfect skinwalker to call in to take back the streets. But what he doesn’t tell Jane is that there’s something different about these vamps. Something that makes them harder to kill - even for a pro like Jane.

    viviangrrl says: "love this narrator"
    "FAVORITE JANE YELLOWROCK TO DATE!!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have recommended not just this audiobook, but this entire series to many friends and to just about anyone who will listen because I really enjoy Faith Hunter's style of writing and the content (or lack of content. There is NO constant cursing or sex throughout the book. Faith Hunter's books don't need that to carry a story like some other authors feel the need to do. There is enough going on in the JY books, like action packed vamp killing, the Younger brothers, character growth, Ricky Bo, punching werewolves in the face, Bruiser...see a trend here?)And Khristine Hvam's awesome narration.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jane because I like seeing her growth as a person, a family member and friend.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Without giving any spoilers...When Eli meets Beast at the end of chapter 16 "Maggots. I Hate Maggots", and begining of chapter 17 "I Know I'll Have To Choose".


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

    I don't think there is one any better than Jane's "Have Stakes, Will Travel".


    Any additional comments?

    Faith Hunter has brought Jane so far from the begining of the series. She has put Jane in situations that have made her rethink being alone and not needing family, of who she can and can't trust, and her need to learn all she can about her Cherokee roots. I sometimes feel like Jane is a real person, not a fictional character, and when a writer can do that, actually bring a character to life for fans, well, there aren't that many that can do that, at least for me.

    As for the narration? There is NO ONE who can read the Jane Yellowrock series except Khristine Hvam. She is the voice of Jane. I don't know how she does it. Khristine seems more relaxed and into the characters with each book in the series. Blood Trade seemed to be effortless for her. In one scene she has 6 different characters having a conversation, and each character has a distinct voice. Khristine Hvam is AMAZING!!

    In my opinion...Faith Hunter and Khristine Hvam are a win/win combination. I don't know if you could get any better than this! I can't wait for the next book, Black Arts, due out at the end of the year.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Seraphs: Rogue Mage, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Faith Hunter
    • Narrated By Natalie Gold
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (236)
    Performance
    (161)
    Story
    (164)

    Living among humans in a post- apocalyptic ice age, neomage Thorn St. Croix is a source of both fear and fascination for the people of Mineral City - and now she faces her ultimate test. Deep under the snow-covered mountains beyond the village, an imprisoned fallen seraph desperately needs her help. There, hidden in the hellhole, the armies of Darkness assemble to ensure this subterranean rescue will be Thorn's final descent.

    Pauline says: "This Series Is Awesome!"
    "Very interesting world Faith Hunter has created."
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    The Rogue Mage series for me was very thought provoking. I could tell that a ton of research was done for this series. The detail was amazing and I don't think I have ever read anything like it. I will listen to or read a lot of books twice back to back because the first time through I do a lot of thinking about different aspects of the book etc. and miss things sometimes miss an important bit of info etc especially if I have read a lot of reviews beforehand. With a second read/listen, I tend to pick up little bits here and there that are important to the storyline. I tend to do this with movies too. Also if I have a copy of the ebook or print on hand, I will read along with the narrator. You would be surprised at how doing this helps enhance the story and help me remember things easier.
    Another thing...I kept a pad of paper and pen handy to write down the 26 words I had to look up in the dictionary (I write down and look up words a lot when I read. It helps me fully understand what is being said. I also write down quotes and keep a written log of through books I read). Anyway...this is a great series and author. If you want something different or that makes you think or brings a book out of the "mold", then Faith Hunter is a must read author!!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Bloodring: Rogue Mage, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Faith Hunter
    • Narrated By Natalie Gold
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (431)
    Performance
    (310)
    Story
    (309)

    In a near-future world, seraphs and demons fight a never-ending battle. But a new species of mage has arisen. Thorn St. Croix is no ordinary neo-mage. Nearly driven insane by her powers, she has escaped the confines of the Enclaves and now lives among humans. When her ex-husband is kidnapped, Thorn must risk revealing her true identity to save him.

    pewter says: "Bloodring Redux"
    "Interesting world Faith Hunter has introduced"
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    If you could sum up Bloodring in three words, what would they be?

    Imaginative, deep and thought provoking. (I know it is four words but that describes it for me)


    What other book might you compare Bloodring to and why?

    I don't think I have ever read anything quite like it. Wonderfully different.


    What about Natalie Gold’s performance did you like?

    The flow of the read. The emotion and how she brings the characters off the page and into my reading experience.


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

    Like the book cover says "The Apocalypse Takes Wing"


    Any additional comments?

    If you have yet to experience the worlds Faith Hunter has introduced us too, what are you waiting for? Download this book, buy the print or download the ebook and jump right in. I think you will be glad you did. OH...and read her other works too!!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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