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  • Full Blooded: Jessica McClain, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Amanda Carlson
    • Narrated By Casey Holloway
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (138)
    Performance
    (131)
    Story
    (129)

    It's not easy being a girl. It's even harder when you're the only girl in a family of werewolves. But it's next to impossible when your very existence spells out the doom of your race.... Meet Jessica McClain - she just became part of the pack. In the vein of Kelley Armstrong and Patricia Briggs, a new urban fantasy that rewrites the werewolf myth....

    Roberta says: "Terrible narration ruined it for me"
    "Barely got over bad narration to enjoy the story."
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    Where does Full Blooded rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I would say it's middle of the road.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Full Blooded?

    I wouldn't say there are any epic moments. When Jessica and Rourke realize they are mates it was definitely an aww moment. I guess when Jessica fought the imp, it was the first time she realized her power.


    What didn’t you like about Casey Holloway’s performance?

    I have heard Casey on other books, BUT they were all teen related ones and I was able to deal with the stilted too slow narration. Since Jessica is supposed to be 26 it was very hard to enjoy the story read by a narrator that sounds about 15. Also her accent and voice for Rourke is very off-putting.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    It was definitely something I could have listened to in one sitting if I had the time. Have to say again though, the book could have been read a lot quicker if they had used a different narrator.


    Any additional comments?

    It was a decent start to a series. There was a lack of depth to Jessica's transformation though, as if suddenly it's all cool that she can turn furry and there's no learning curve involved. And the wolf seems to really accept human logic as if she is not the Id most werewolves stories use the animal as. So far everything seems a tad bit too easy for Jessica. I would like to see some internal challenges in the future, instead of the external ones.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Shiver of Light: Merry Gentry, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Laurell K. Hamilton
    • Narrated By Charlotte Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (334)
    Performance
    (307)
    Story
    (313)

    Merry Gentry pretends to be human. She moved to Los Angeles and began working as a private investigator at Grey's Detective Agency. But all of this is just a disguise; in fact she is a princess of faerie, her real name is Meredith Nic Essus, and she had to flee the Dark Court of Faerie because of attempts on her life. In order to inherit her rightful crown, Merry needed to conceive an heir, a notoriously difficult task for the slow-reproducing Fey. In the 2009 novel Divine Misdemeanors, Merry had finally achieved that goal - and fans have been kept waiting all this time to find out what happens!

    Dennette says: "Narration not for me"
    "Not much of a story"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would only recommend to someone who has followed this series as I have. Otherwise this book brings little to the series except for the babies finally being born.


    If you’ve listened to books by Laurell K. Hamilton before, how does this one compare?

    The new narrator was horrible. At least ten times the fact that Merry is the first American born sidhe is mentioned. So the pseudo English/Irish? accent that waffled in and out in Merry's first person POV was distracting.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Charlotte Hill?

    Laural Merlington narrated the other books in series and is very distinctive. Her characters do not blend together like this narrator does.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    no


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Kat Fight

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Dina Silver
    • Narrated By Jane Cramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (33)

    Kat Porter is a consummate romantic, eager for her chance to find love and commitment. But after her boyfriend of four years, Marc, begins to grow apathetic and sends her calls straight to voicemail one too many times, Kat finally musters the courage to confront her so-called sweetheart, who seems more interested in dodging her than courting her. Though she's no fan of ultimatums, Kat is at the end of her considerable wits, and lobs a massive one his way, completely confident that he'll make the right decision.

    bluebelle says: "Charming fun story"
    "Cheap ripoff of sex in the city"
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    Would you try another book from Dina Silver and/or Jane Cramer?

    no


    Did Jane Cramer do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Jane Cramer has a very monotone way of speaking. Although I could tell the difference between the male and female characters, there was very little emotion in the telling.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    If lighthearted fluff is what you are looking for this book might be okay.


    Any additional comments?

    This story has the depth of a kiddie pool. The MC is shallow and self-absorbed. There is the token gay best friend and the not so concerned with her feelings other friend, whom she steals the new guy from. Throughout the book none of her friends support her by ever saying her ex was in the wrong. It was always about the ex's feelings which struck me as odd. There was never any empathy for her or why she would have broken up with Mark, the ex. There is no chemistry evident in the writing. I kept wishing this was over.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Accidentally on Purpose

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By L. D. Davis
    • Narrated By Serena Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (225)
    Performance
    (209)
    Story
    (209)

    When Emmy sleeps with Kyle after a night of drinking, she quickly tries to put the mistake behind her. When the duo is snowed in together over a long weekend, Emmy begins to discover there is more to Kyle than his mean-spirited behavior. Unfortunately, Kyle has a steady girlfriend he is unwilling to break up with. Moving on and putting that long weekend behind her, Emmy starts dating attorney Luke Kessler. Luke treats Emmy with kindness, reverence, and loves her unconditionally. He is everything Emmy should ever want in a man - sexy, intelligent, successful, and funny, with strong family bonds.

    Jordy says: "Another Winner for Me!"
    "narrator ruins story"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    no because the narrator's voice is much too old to be a 30 year old and it is annoying. The writing definitely makes it sound like an indy book. There are some odd turns of phrase that no real person would likely use.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Serena Daniels’s performances?

    If it was more age appropriate, although she is a bit over the top in her delivery of the material. Too emotive.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    unlikely


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Collide

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Megan Hart
    • Narrated By Lily Bask
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (297)
    Performance
    (234)
    Story
    (238)

    A childhood accident left Emmaline vulnerable to disturbing fugue states that last minutes but feel like an eternity. The blackouts are unsettling but manageable... until she meets Johnny Dellasandro. The painter gained fame in the '70s for his debauched lifestyle and raunchy art films. His naked body achieved cult status, especially in Emm's mind - she's obsessed with the man, who's grown even sexier with age. Today he shuns the spotlight and Emm... until she falls into a fugue on his doorstep.

    Fuller says: "Hart's Best So Far"
    "Pretty decent overall"
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    This book kept me entertained throughout the reading, and it was interesting. My main beef is using Lily Bask as a narrator. I know nothing about her, except that she sounds like a woman in her fifties which was very disconcerting when the character is 31. It made it hard to get into the story, the primness of her voice made it slightly more boring than the writing actually would have been if I had read the book myself and less fresh than if they had gone with a more youthful voice.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Grave Witch: Alex Craft Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Kalayna Price
    • Narrated By Emily Durante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (657)
    Performance
    (547)
    Story
    (549)

    Not even death can save her now. As a grave witch, Alex Craft can speak to the dead---she's even on good terms with Death himself. As a consultant for the police, she's seen a lot of dark magic, but nothing has prepared her for her latest case.

    Christopher says: "Excellent Story Narrator needs alot more practice"
    "Not impressed"
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    I agree with everyone else who said the narrator was horrible. She had absolutely no passion in her voice, as others said like a female William Shatner. I am always on the lookout for a good paranormal/ urban fantasy series to start and of course there is a general overlap in theme with so many books out there. But this character definitely lacks originaIity to the point I think plagarism. I have been listening to Kim Harrison's Rachel Morgan series. Besides the slow start to this book the first thing that struck me was how a like this character was to Rachel Morgan with a touch of Laurell K Hamilton's Anita Blake with the whole power over the dead standing over a grave thing. Rachel and Alex are both witches that turn out to be half breeds although it was a secret. They both start off broke and slightly whiny. They wind up with a sidekick. They even use the same abbreviation for a gov't agency: FIB. I give it 2 stars because if Kim Harrison hadn't been out for probably more than a dozen years, this story would have been enjoyable enough for 3 stars.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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