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Erin

Montrose, PA, United States | Member Since 2007

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  • 13 reviews
  • 63 ratings
  • 535 titles in library
  • 30 purchased in 2014
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  • The Blonde Samurai

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Jina Bacarr
    • Narrated By Isabelle Gordon
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    "Spring 1873: I arrived in Japan a virgin bride, heartsick and anxious beyond measure. Yet I embraced this perplexing world with my soul laid bare after uncovering an erotic, intoxicating power I hardly knew that I, Katie O'Roarke, possessed. Japan was a world away from my tedious Western existence, a welcome distraction from my recent marriage to a cold and cruel husband. But when James attacked me in a drunken rage, I could tolerate it no longer...."

    Susan says: "Dreadful, Self-Importment, and Silly"
    "There's a story in there somewhere.............."
    Overall

    The idea of the story sounded so good, so different, that I thought that this would be a great addition to my audio library. Holy cow, what a mistake! I, gamely, hung in there for almost 2 hours to try to get past all the extraneous, explicit sex scenes, and finally decided that the story was actually, not even secondary to this author and book.

    Way too bad, because the idea of the story was a terrific one, but, ruined.

    Do yourself a BIG favor, save your credits and more importantly, your MONEY!! Pass on this one. I wish I had.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Star Princess

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Susan Grant
    • Narrated By Vanessa Hart
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (7)

    lana Hamilton isn't an adventurer like her pilot mother, or a diplomat like her do-right brother; she's a brash, fun-loving filmmaker who'd rather work behind the camera than be a "Star Princess" in front of it. Heiress or not, she's a perfectly normal, single woman...until Prince Che Vedla crashes into her life. With six months to choose a bride, the sexy royal wants to sow his wild oats. Ilana can't blame him-but fall for the guy herself? Hotshot pilot or no, Che is too arrogant and too old-fashioned.

    Erin says: "A favorite genre and author."
    "A favorite genre and author."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about The Star Princess?

    The story and genre.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Loved the characters.


    How could the performance have been better?

    A totally different narrator? I can't stand listening to women who are BIIIIIIGGG smokers. It's VERY distracting, especially when I'm expecting her to start hacking and coughing at any given moment. Not feminine at ALL.


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

    It was just plain fun.


    Any additional comments?

    Susan Grant is one of my favorite authors. Let's please find narrators that can contribute to her work.............not detract??!!!!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Model Man

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Nicole McCaffrey
    • Narrated By Teri Glenn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (109)
    Performance
    (79)
    Story
    (80)

    Single mom and romance novelist Kelly Michaels has no time for a man in her life. But when mega-famous cover model Derek Calavicci puts the moves on her at a romance writers’ conference, she almost succumbs to temptation. Common sense prevails, however, and she puts a stop to the proceedings before they’ve barely started, leaving her aching with desire and Derek completely intrigued.

    Erin says: "It must be me................"
    "It must be me................"
    Overall

    Recently, I've been listening to a few new audiobooks, which I've liked the story line, but, the narrator has JUST been a drag or a downfall.......for me anyway. This particular narrator, rushes through the sentences, doesn't differentiate between characters, so it's hard to decide who's 'talking', has no intonation, and is a bit smutty sounding. This really would have been an enjoyable book, if not for the narrator. Instead, I'm gritting my teeth and rolling my eyes, and all and all wishing for something/someone better..............take my advice, listen to a clip before buying.................too bad the author didn't get to choose a different person reading her book..................I'd be mad if I were her..............because I would have given, at least, another start to this book's rating.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Any Man of Mine

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Rachel Gibson
    • Narrated By Kathe Mazur
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (292)
    Performance
    (227)
    Story
    (227)

    Autumn Haven's Las Vegas "to-do" list said to catch a show and play the slots—not wake up married to a sexy jerk like Sam LeClaire. The first moment she saw him eyeing her like a luscious piece of the dessert buffet, her usually responsible self told her to run. And she did—right into the wildest fantasy weekend of her life. But Monday morning jolted her back to reality, and before she could say "pass the coffee", Sam was gone.

    MARY says: "Loved it!"
    "The narrator brings this down........"
    Overall

    Rachel Gibson's books are some of my favorites..........couldn't wait for another one to be put to audio and was very excited to start listening to this one...........BUT, the narrator is way TOO phone sexy for me...................I'm not interested in phone sex with a woman........LOLL......and this is how she sounds through the majority of the book. Really very annoying, and I was rolling my eyes, frequently, instead of concentrating on the story...........as I was wondering WHY IS SHE READING LIKE THIS?? Can't she read the tale normally, instead of breathing it out in mumbles? Please, don't use this gal again......go back to previous narrators!!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Bikini Car Wash

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Pamela Morsi
    • Narrated By Gabra Zackman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (21)

    After Andrea Wolkowicz abandons corporate life to help care for her sister, she quickly wears out the want ads in their rust-belt hometown. Time to be her own boss. Every mogul knows the best idea is an old idea with a new twist. So Andi proudly revives her father’s business: an old-fashioned car wash...staffed entirely by bikini-clad women. That ought to get traffic—and blood—flowing on Grosvenor Street!

    Grace says: "Fantastic Fluff... delightful and refreshing"
    "Like the book, not the narrator"
    Overall

    I really liked this book. I thought it would have been a LOT more fun, if not read through by this narrator. This narrator can do a fine job on a drama, but, on a supposed lighthearted book, she was a real drag. Depressing, even. I really wish she would have tried to have more fun with it, and, maybe even she did, but, to me she's too morose, and she just drives me nuts, that she has to end every sentence or at LEAST every OTHER, with a question or 'high note'. Who talks like that? Who reads like that? Better yet, who listens like that?? Not me. Well, at least not without becoming very annoyed. This gal should keep to dramAS? Get IT?

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Winter's Desire

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Amanda McIntyre, Charlotte Featherstone, Kristi Astor
    • Narrated By Priscilla Carson, Ashford McNab, Helen Stern
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    On Solstice Eve long ago, a Druid priestess and Norse warrior succumb to forbidden, erotic desire. Their passion is one that neither death, decree - nor time - can tear asunder. Now three women of later centuries begin their own sensual journeys, awakened by the ancient power of the priestess's words: "Burn bright of winter's desire."

    Stacy9203 says: "Cloudy with a chance of average"
    "First story is ok........."
    Overall

    But, I couldn't stand to listen to the next two. Maybe it was the narrator, or, maybe it was the authors of the 2nd two stories. I had seen a previous review of this book, maybe it was on Amazon, where a couple of folks like the 2nd two stories, but, not the first...........so, I guess, it just goes to show you, it's all personal taste.

    I'm just warning in advance, you might want to save your money or credits for something less annoying.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Cavalier

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Heather Graham
    • Narrated By Karen Chapman
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    The battle was raging, the air hot with smoke, loud with rifle fire. Then the air turned dim with an eerie mist, and for Jason Tarkenton, captain of the Confederate cavalry, the true nightmare began. Vickie Knox was today's woman dressed like yesterday's, wearing Yankee garb to play a part. But playacting ended when a Reb stepped out of the mist and took her prisoner--for real. They never should have met, never should have battled - never should have loved.

    Erin says: "Good story, terrible narration"
    "Good story, terrible narration"
    Overall

    I think my title says it all. I'm going to give this 3 stars, but, if the story didn't hold up.....................I just canNOT stand this narrator! She sounds like she's 3/4 in the bag and trying to not sound it. If I were the author of this book, I'd be mad they used this narrator and implicitly ask that she not be used again. Cripes.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Nefertiti

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Michelle Moran
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (343)
    Performance
    (148)
    Story
    (150)

    Nefertiti and her younger sister, Mutnodjmet, have been raised in a powerful family that has provided wives to the rulers of Egypt for centuries. Ambitious, charismatic, and beautiful, Nefertiti is destined to marry Amunhotep, an unstable young pharaoh. It is hoped by all that her strong personality will temper the young Amunhotep's heretical desires.

    A User says: "Very Interesting"
    "Facinating!!"
    Overall

    Facinating, engrossing and obsessive! These are all adjetives that I'm using to describe this book! Especially, the obsessive, as I couldn't stop thinking about the story and it's characters, between 'listenings'. The narration was terrific,very engaging and I'll look for more by this narrator. And, I will most certainly look forward to the author's next book!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Journey on the Wind

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Kay L. McDonald
    • Narrated By Mary Starkey
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Marlette Brightwood had come inexperienced and unafraid from a sheltered life in Philadelphia to the unmapped, untamed Oregon Territory in 1842. Her guide was Ross Chesnut, a legend on the frontier.

    Erin says: "Intriguing"
    "Intriguing"
    Overall

    I was a little bit worried when I first started to listen to this, as the narrator sounded like she was in a deep dark 'hole'...........I wasn't sure if I could get past that. However, I did, and I very much enjoyed this novel. I covered history that I hadn't known very much about and the charactors were interesting and identifiable, which, sometimes is very hard with books on history. This is one tht I went and found the book, so that I could read it, too, which was a little bit hard to do, as it is no longer in print. Nor has this author written a book in a long time or very many. Too bad.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Darkest Night: Lords of the Underworld, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Gena Showalter
    • Narrated By Max Bellmore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1801)
    Performance
    (953)
    Story
    (961)

    All her life, Ashlyn Darrow has been tormented by voices from the past. To end the nightmare, she has come to Budapest seeking help from men rumored to have supernatural abilities, not knowing she'll be swept into the arms of Maddox, their most dangerous member - a man trapped in a hell of his own.

    Amazon Customer says: "Keep Trudging..."
    "I should have 'read' it.............."
    Overall

    I'm usually a big fan of this author. This was the first time I have listened to the audio version of one of her books. It seemed like a good enough storyline, but, to tell you the truth, I wish that I had 'read' it, instead!! I swear, if I heard the narrator scream 'Ashton!!!' one more time, 'I' was going to scream!!! There was a LOT of eye rolling going on while I was listening to this and I couldn't wait until it was over!!! I don't know whether or not it was the narrator that was bothering me so much, or if it was, indeed, just the story, so, the next book in the series, I am going to 'try' to read it. I hope it's what I'm used to reading from the author.........otherwise, I'm done with the series.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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