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  • The Best American Erotica 2003 (Unabridged Selections)

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Susie Bright, Jill Soloway, Dorothy Allison
    • Narrated By Susie Bright, Amanda Karr, Stefan Rudnicki
    Overall
    (151)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (23)

    The 10th anniversary edition of The Best American Erotica includes the most esteemed and lascivious writers at work today. Dorothy Allison explores the wonderful, mysterious abilities of the human hand, and Zane's corporate tigress plays mind games that make other office shenanigans look like mere games of Candyland.

    Paula Beck says: "Disappointed"
    "Awful - I erased it"
    Overall

    This is no summary of "erotica" If you want erotica download "Between the Sheets" or "A Lick and a Promise". This is bizarre and poorly read. Two of the stories are also found in "Between the Sheets", where the female parts are read by women with sensual voices, not bored men. I do not classify lesbian anal fisting or gay men preying on bellhops as "erotica" It is not what it is advertised as, it is more like "Bizarre and almost banned" or "very wierd and poorly read". Don't bother, if you want erotica get "Between the sheets" (which is also 8 hours long). They only way this could have been voted "the best erotica", is if the vote was held in San Quenten.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • The Honor of Spies

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By W. E. B. Griffin
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (267)
    Performance
    (127)
    Story
    (130)

    August 6, 1943: In his brief career in the Office of Strategic Services, 24-year-old Cletus Frade has already been involved in a lot of unusual situations, but nothing like the one he's in now, standing with a German lieutenant colonel named Wilhelm Frogger in a Mississippi prisoner-of-war detention facility.

    Kevin says: "I don't understand the negatives"
    "Slooooow start"
    Overall

    If you are reading these books in order, skip the first two hours of Honor and Spies, as it is covered in the last 10 minutes of Death and Honor. Very frustrating as you wade through events you already know about, the story does not advance at all in this part. Griffin is big on revisiting information but this is the most aggravating case yet, as it is indeed a great otherwise tight series (I downloaded the Double Agents to kill a few days until this last in the series came out, don't bother with Double Agents, very weak). Honor and Spies picks up after the two hours rehashing the last book. Start two hours in and miss absolutely nothing.

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Storm from the Shadows

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By David Weber
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    Overall
    (450)
    Performance
    (274)
    Story
    (276)

    Rear Admiral Michelle Henke was commanding one of the ships in a force led by Honor Harrington in an all-out space battle. The odds were against the Star Kingdom forces, and they had to run. But Michelle's ship was crippled, and had to be destroyed to prevent superior Manticoran technology from falling into Havenite hands, and she and her surviving crew were taken prisoner.

    Daniel says: "Important for the Honorverse Story!"
    "Weber's Worst Book"
    Overall

    30 hours long, and only the last 5 hours tell a story. Sadly they are simply a preface to some other book. A number of events are "set up" and in the end nothing happens. It is like Lions Game, insanely unsatisfactory. I am a big David Weber fan but large portions of this book are lifted, verbatim, from his earlier books. If you read reviews of the printed version,readers become confused as the transitions among the three warring civilizations are not noted. You are on the deck of a "good guy", then a "bad guy" then a "stupid puppet of the truly evil guys" and in the audible version it is impossible to keep the first 25 hours of the book straight. This is followed by a horrible do nothing ending where 5,000 things are ---- about to happen. Sad, a huge disappointment from a very capable author

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Lion's Game

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4641)
    Performance
    (1922)
    Story
    (1924)

    To survive in a game with no rules at all, John Corey must invent a strategy that includes no luck at all. He and the Anti-Terrorist Task Force must stop "The Lion," an alleged Libyan terrorist with the instincts of a wild animal, the bloodlust of a carnivore, and the boldness and speed of a cat of prey.

    Toni says: "Remarkable!"
    "Bad Ending Ruins Good Book"
    Overall

    While the writing is reminscent of Tom Clancy the book fizzles out without an ending, which after 21 and a half hours, is QUITE a disappointment. The bady guy is TOO smart and the good guys are TOO dumb. Lots of senseless death and cold blooded murder with no closure anywhere, the same disappointing and annoying "end with a puff of smoke" found in Night Fall, don't buy that either.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • 26 Nights: A Sexual Adventure

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By The Editors of Penthouse Magazine
    • Narrated By Bill Morgan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (292)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (48)

    Can one man sleep his way through the alphabet? Here's the wager - it's as easy as A-B-C. Make love to 26 women across the alphabet, from "Abigail" to "Zelda." Win or lose, it will be a romp between the letters - and the sheets - that spells nothing but pleasure. From the pages of Penthouse magazine comes an erotic novel that gives an all-new meaning to the ABCs.

    mark says: "Don't Bother"
    "Skip This Book"
    Overall

    Boring, stupid and poorly written. This book is neither erotic nor interesting. 95% of the text is a very boring story and 5% is very boring sex (written in the style of a church newsletter). Between The Sheets (another audio book by Penthouse) is entertaining, erotic and well written. 26 Nights has no redeeming qualities and is not worth a book credit or the 7 hours it would take to finish

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Ten Big Ones

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Janet Evanovich
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1210)
    Performance
    (498)
    Story
    (498)

    Take an exit off the Jersey Turnpike to the irresistible world of Stephanie Plum, America's favorite bounty hunter, where she gets into more trouble than ever. This time, she faces a notorious gang in Trenton who wants her dead. Morelli warns that she's in too deep, and Stephanie more than agrees.

    John says: "A Fun Story with distinct characters"
    "A Fun Story with distinct characters"
    Overall

    I listen to audiobooks for many reasons, to learn things, to "read" books I do not have time for, and to relax and be distracted. Ten Big Ones, for me, fully meets the criteria for the "relax and be distracted" category. This was my second Stephanie Plum book, and I am on Audible tonight to buy a third. Stephanie Plum lives in world rich with detail and strong (and different) characters. The end of Ten Big Ones includes a brief interview with the author who explains why she left painting, and writing romance novels to write "humorous Indiana Jones stories". Ten Big Ones is a story I always looked forward to getting back to, and one that offered a delightful respite from the "should" books on my iPod (like 8th Habit). I recommend it not as a Ludlum or a Grisham, just a fun and engaging story

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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