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Ashley

I'm a 30-something paranormal, mystery, and humor enthusiast. For me, the main character is the most important part of a book.

Charlotte, NC, United States | Member Since 2013

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  • Nice Girls Don't Live Forever: Jane Jameson, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3417)
    Performance
    (2593)
    Story
    (2600)

    Nothing sucks the romance out of world travel like a boyfriend who may or may not have broken up with you in a hotel room in Brussels. Jane Jameson's sexy sire Gabriel has always been unpredictable, but the seductive, anonymous notes that await him at each stop of their international vacation, coupled with his evasive behavior over the past few months, finally push Jane onto the next flight home to Half Moon Hollow -- alone, upset, and unsure whether Gabriel just ended their relationship without actually telling her.

    Denise says: "Very clever!!"
    "I <3 Jane!!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Nice Girls Don't Live Forever to be better than the print version?

    YES! To be fair to the print version, I'm sure its amazing too, but nothing beats the little bit of snark in Amanda's voice.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Everything. I love Jane and all of her friends, the trouble that they get into and her reactions to all of it.


    Which character – as performed by Amanda Ronconi – was your favorite?

    I happen to love Dick Cheney. There I said it, and I'm not ashamed.... well, not really.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Optical Delusions in Deadwood: Deadwood Mystery, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Ann Charles
    • Narrated By Caroline Shaffer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (33)

    Someone is spreading rumors around Deadwood that Violet Parker likes to chat with dead folks. With her reputation endangered, her bank account on the verge of extinction, and her career at risk of going up in flames, Violet is desperate. When the opportunity to sell another vintage home materializes, she grabs it, even though this "haunted" house was recently the stage for a two-act murder-suicide tragedy.

    Annie says: "Second time around is even Better"
    "Madly in Love with Deadwood"
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    I have NO IDEA why I love this series so much, but I've read the whole series (and I actually had to READ the last two AND the shorts) I love Violet, Doc, Harvey, the kids etc… Its a funny, cozy mystery with hints of the paranormal. Its not the best thing every written, but it was very captivating and I devoured the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Obsidian Curse: A Stacy Justice Mystery, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Barbra Annino
    • Narrated By Amy Rubinate
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (40)

    Reporter Stacy Justice has finally stopped resisting who she really is - a powerfully gifted witch. And now that the Council has appointed her Seeker of Justice, she feels stronger and more attuned to her magic than ever before.

    Ashley says: "Stacy at her best/worst?"
    "Stacy at her best/worst?"
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    This was pretty typical of the rest of the series. Some romance/love triangle some action and mystery. Good read, but not amazing. Will continue the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shattered: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    Overall
    (1272)
    Performance
    (1220)
    Story
    (1216)

    For nearly 2,000 years, only one Druid has walked the Earth - Atticus O’Sullivan, the Iron Druid, whose sharp wit and sharp sword have kept him alive as he’s been pursued by a pantheon of hostile deities. Now he’s got company. Atticus’ apprentice, Granuaile, is at last a full Druid herself. What’s more, Atticus has defrosted an archdruid long ago frozen in time, a father figure (of sorts) who now goes by the modern equivalent of his old Irish name: Owen Kennedy. And Owen has some catching up to do.

    Russell says: "After Six Good Books, I Was In Seventh Heavan"
    "Great Series."
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    Those of you that know Atticus and Oberon will appreciate this installment. There was a LOT of different POVs and new characters and EPIC DISASTER but there was still the funny stuff, great moments with old favorites and falling for newbies.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • For Whom the Spell Tolls: Dulcie O'Neil, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By H.P. Mallory
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
    Overall
    (51)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (45)

    For Whom the Spell Tolls is the sixth audiobook in the Dulcie O'Neil series (Fantasy Romance Books): A war between The Resistance and the Netherworld, A vampire who isn't all that he appears, and the ultimate price that must be paid. Dulcie O'Neil thought her luck couldn't get much worse but it's about to get a whole lot worse. Forced into declaring war against the Netherworld and her father, Dulcie will find herself fighting for everything she believes in. In the process, she'll have to decide whether or not to trust a centuries old vampire, a decision which literally will mean life or death.

    Ashley says: "Porn."
    "Porn."
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    There is A LOT OF SEX in this book. That's not true. There is a lot of TALKING ABOUT SEX in this book. I am not a prude, I understand that there was sex in the rest of the story, but with all of the EPIC WAR going on, there seemed to be much more love and not a lot of war.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Prophet

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Amanda Stevens
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (137)
    Performance
    (131)
    Story
    (131)

    "I am the Graveyard Queen, a cemetery restorer who sees ghosts. My father passed down four rules to keep me safe, and I've broken every last one. A door has opened and evil wants me back."

    CAROLYN says: "Sorry... I was bored and my mind started wandering"
    "Meh."
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    I adored the first two books. This one…. not so much. The ending was really great, but the first 7 hours couldn't hold my attention. I read two other books while I was listening to this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Once Upon Stilettos: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Shanna Swendson
    • Narrated By Eva Wilhelm
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (477)
    Performance
    (426)
    Story
    (423)

    Click your heels three times and say, "There's no place like Bloomies!" Katie Chandler's life is pure magic - literally. As an executive assistant at Magic, Spells, and Illusions, Inc., she's seen more than her share of fantastical occurrences. A mere Manhattan mortal, Katie is no wizard, but she's a wiz at exposing "hokum" pocus, cloaked lies, and deceptive enchantments. And she's fallen under the all-too-human spell of attraction to Owen, a hunky wizard and coworker. Owen, however, is preoccupied. Someone has broken into his office and disrupted top-secret files, and it reeks of an inside job.

    Jennifer B. Creamer says: "A new addiction!! For Molly Harper fans"
    "Better than the first."
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    Enchanted Inc was a fluff book. Very chick lit/rom com/light paranormal. It was okay, but not great. This edition had more mystery and more romance and was just overall more entertaining.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Twice Tempted: A Night Prince Novel, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Jeaniene Frost
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1623)
    Performance
    (1508)
    Story
    (1522)

    Leila's psychic abilities have been failing her, and now she isn't sure what the future holds. If that weren't enough, her lover, Vlad, has been acting distant. Though Leila is a mere mortal, she's also a modern woman who refuses to accept the cold-shoulder treatment forever - especially from the darkly handsome vampire who still won't admit that he loves her.... Soon circumstances send Leila back to the carnival circuit, where tragedy strikes.

    Hassan says: "A Book FULL of events and actions"
    "Frost is HOTTTT"
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    Jeaniene Frost has yet to disappoint me. I love Cat and Bones and am looking forward to her new venture coming soon.

    The second Vlad book was great. I love the story, I did guess the traitor pretty early on, but still enjoyed the mystery.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • City of Ghosts: Downside Ghosts, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Stacia Kane
    • Narrated By Bahni Turpin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (244)
    Performance
    (186)
    Story
    (184)

    Chess Putnam has a lot on her plate. Mangled human corpses have started to show up on the streets of Downside, and Chess’ bosses at the Church of Real Truth have ordered her to team up with the ultra-powerful Black Squad agency to crack the grisly case.

    Lupdilup says: "URBAN FANTASY AT ITS BEST!!"
    "Falling into this series... HARD"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of City of Ghosts to be better than the print version?

    I LOVE the characterizations. I love hearing Bump and Terrible's language. I think that adds a lot to the experience.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Terrible. Always Terrible.

    I do love Bumps voice though.


    Which character – as performed by Bahni Turpin – was your favorite?

    Bump.

    “Bump stood in the middle of the room, wrapped in a heavy fur coat, with a black silk top hatcovering his fuzzy head and unnecessary sunglasses hiding his pale face. He looked like the Abominable Snowpimp.”
    ― Stacia Kane, Unholy Ghosts


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

    yep. all of it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Enchanted, Inc.: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Shanna Swendson
    • Narrated By Eva Wilhelm
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (706)
    Performance
    (632)
    Story
    (633)

    Katie Chandler had always heard that New York is a weird and wonderful place, but this small-town Texas gal had no idea how weird until she moved there. Everywhere she goes, she sees something worth gawking at and Katie is afraid she's a little too normal to make a splash in the big city. Working for an ogre of a boss doesn't help. Then, seemingly out of the blue, Katie gets a job offer from Magic, Spells, and Illusions, Inc., a company that tricks of the trade to the magic community. For MSI, Katie's ordinariness is an asset.

    ELSA says: "fun and interesting"
    "Nice Start"
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    This was fun to listen to. Light hearted and sweet. Looking forward to reading more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Trapped: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4504)
    Performance
    (4126)
    Story
    (4148)

    After 12 years of secret training, Atticus O’Sullivan is finally ready to bind his apprentice, Granuaile, to the earth and double the number of Druids in the world. But on the eve of the ritual, the world that thought he was dead abruptly discovers that he’s still alive, and they would much rather he return to the grave. Having no other choice, Atticus, his trusted Irish wolfhound, Oberon, and Granuaile travel to the base of Mount Olympus, where the Roman god Bacchus is anxious to take his sworn revenge - but he’ll have to get in line behind an ancient vampire, a band of dark elves, and an old god of mischief.

    Katherine says: "Trapped"
    "Druids Rock!"
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    I love listening to all of the crazy stories about how Atticus has pissed off every god. All of them. Everywhere.

    So excited to see Granuille and love love love Oberon,

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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