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Tanya

My taste varies depending on my mood. I use to read primarily crime dramas (fiction & true crime), but have been on a NA & PNR kick lately.

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  • Captured Heart: Highland Hearts, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Heather McCollum
    • Narrated By Michelle Ford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (118)
    Performance
    (108)
    Story
    (109)

    Fleeing with only her bow, horse, enormous pet wolf, and the cryptic clues hidden in her mother's medicine journal, healer Meg Boswell gallops north towards freedom, running from the man who falsely accused her mother of witchcraft. Cursed with magical healing abilities, Meg knows that if she's captured, she will die like her mother-atop a blazing witch's pyre.

    DARA says: "Lovely Highland Adventure"
    "People are too hard on the narrator..."
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    Would you listen to Captured Heart again? Why?

    Yes, it had a good story. Some highland romances make the female protagonist too naive. This book had a good balance.


    Any additional comments?

    I think that the people complaining about the narrator were too harsh. Yes, I've heard better narration for highlander men, however she didn't make the book unbearable to listen to. Her male voices improved as the book progressed, with a few slip-ups along the way. I've listened to many books narrated by women that I couldn't finish. Male narrators are my preference, but I still would listen to more books in this series if they kept this narrator.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Five Ways to Fall: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By K. A. Tucker
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Louise, Deacon Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (74)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
    (69)

    Purple-haired, sharp-tongued Reese MacKay knows all about making the wrong choice; she's made plenty of them in her twenty-odd-years. She moves to Miami with the intention of hitting reset on her irresponsible life, and she does quite well...aside from an epically humiliating one-night stand in Cancun with a hot blond bouncer named Ben. After three long years of balancing law school with his job as a bouncer at Penny's Palace, Ben's ready to lead a more mature life - until his first day of work, when he finds himself in the office of that crazy, hot chick he met in Cancun.

    Yetty says: "Perfection in every sentence"
    "Love this series..."
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    What other book might you compare Five Ways to Fall to and why?

    It does remind me of a previous book I've read... Except I can't put my finger on which book it was.


    Have you listened to any of Elizabeth Louise and Deacon Lee ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I've listened to Elizabeth's narrations before and this one was just as good. I really like her for the female POV in this series. I don't think I've listened to Deacon Lee before. I personally prefer Sebastian York's voice for the male point of view for this series. Don't get me wrong, Deacon Lee ultimately did a good job narrating the male POV. I just think I may have gotten use to Sebastian York's voice from the previous book.


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

    I don't know about an extreme reaction, but I really liked this book. I wish the characters from the previous books had more of a role, but I loved the new characters created in this book too.


    Any additional comments?

    Some previous reviews say they didn't like Reese, but I liked her. I think she was a perfect addition to the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Big Bad Bite: Big Bad Bite, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Jessie Lane
    • Narrated By Chandra Skyye
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (25)

    Jenna O'Conner is not human, nor is she considered the norm for the supernatural Other community that is benevolent enough to share this world with the humans. On her first day as a member of the Wilmington Police Department's SWAT Team, Jenna runs into trouble in the form of a deadly, mouthwatering man named Adam McPhee, who is also not human. He is determined to figure out exactly what Jenna is, which could very well put her life in danger.

    Elantra says: "What an amazing story"
    "Great Shifter Series"
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    I'm not going to go into details of what the book is about since the summary gave a decent book description. I've listened to this book and the second one in the series. I can't wait for the third book. The narrator did a good job for the most part. The male voices could be better at times, but they could also be a lot worse. There was a good balance of action, humor and romance. I would definitely recommend this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Walk on the Striped Side: Big Bad Bite, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Jessie Lane
    • Narrated By Chandra Skyye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    Elena Demos' life has been turned upside down. Her mother has passed away, leaving Elena and her two half-sisters to deal with their mother's will and the crazy stipulations it contains. For the three sisters to inherit the substantial amount of money left behind, they have to go to work with two aunts they've never met in a family business - Amazons Inc. - they know nothing about. If that isn't bad enough, Elena runs into the man who once broke her heart, and it's only their first day on the job.

    Tanya says: "Good Shifter Series..."
    "Good Shifter Series..."
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    I really liked this book. It had some action, shifter romance, and humor. The heroine is a bit neurotic at times, which made me laugh a lot! Her reaction to spiders remind me of my childhood friend. The narrator was good for the most part. The male voices could be better at times, but they could also be a lot worse. The first book was great as well. I recommend reading that one as well if you haven't already.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Midnight Lover

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Barbara Bretton
    • Narrated By Braden Wright
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (11)

    The cowboy moved so quickly Caroline didn't have time to think, much less react. One moment he was standing there looking at her across the blazing hot Nevada street, the next moment, she was in his arms. Her protests were stopped as he bent his head toward her. A complete stranger, a cowboy she'd met just moments ago when she stepped off the dusty stagecoach was actually going to put his mouth on hers and kiss her. Things like this never happened in Boston!

    Yvette says: "3.5 Stars for this Western Teasing Romance"
    "Not my cup of tea..."
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    I admit I was only able to make it to chapter 9. A lot of reviews stated this is not a silly western romance, but to me it is. Maybe I just wasn't in the mood for this kind of book the day I played it... I'll try to go back another day and re-listen to it. If my outlook changes I'll update my review.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The MacKinnon's Bride: Highland Brides, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Tanya Anne Crosby
    • Narrated By Braden Wright
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (107)
    Performance
    (98)
    Story
    (99)

    Descended of the legendary sons of MacAlpin, Iain MacKinnon refuses to bow to the English. When his young son is captured by a minion of the English king, the fierce Scottish chieftain vows to stop at nothing to secure the lad's return. Retaliating in kind, he captures the daughter of his enemy, planning to bargain with the devil. FitzSimon's daughter has lived her entire life in the shadow of the man she called father--yet never would she have imagined he would forsake his only daughter.

    DARA says: "Two Torn Hearts One Fun Adventure"
    "Great Highland Romance"
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    Would you listen to The MacKinnon's Bride again? Why?

    Yes.


    What about Braden Wright’s performance did you like?

    Some narrators can make or break a book (or atleast make you wish you ordered the kindle version instead). He did a great job with the different voices. I would definately listen to more books by him. In fact, I did purchase more books that he narrated.


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

    This book had me laughing out loud a lot! The author did a great job from start to finish.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Bound by Night: MoonBound Clan Vampires, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Larissa Ione
    • Narrated By Amy Landon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (51)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (48)

    Nicole Martin was only eight years old when the vampire slaves rose up in rebellion and killed her family. Now she devotes her life to finding a vaccine against vampirism, hoping to wipe out her memories-along with every bloodsucker on the planet. But there's one thing she cannot destroy: Her searing, undeniable attraction for the one man she should hate and fear the most.

    Tanya says: "Different Take on Vampires"
    "Different Take on Vampires"
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    What does Amy Landon bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I typically prefer male narrators since many female ones make the males sound feminine or overdone. She does a good job with the voices and it's easy to distinguish between characters.


    Any additional comments?

    This book has a different take on vampires and their society. At first I wasn't sure I would like it, but then the more I listened the more I got into the book. The book does end with a cliffhanger and I would definitely listen/read the next in the series.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The EDGE of Trust:: Team EDGE

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By K. T. Bryan
    • Narrated By Christopher Hecht
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    The stakes are incredible. Failure is unimaginable. The malice unthinkable. Living a nightmare… When EDGE operative Dillon Caldwell follows a direct order to bring down the Sanchez Brothers drug cartel, he never imagines that his wife, Sara, would be next on the cartel's hit list. Dillon thought nothing could match the pain of losing his wife, but when Sara mysteriously turns up twelve months later, beaten yet alive, he realizes he was wrong.

    Tanya says: "Good Romantic Suspense"
    "Good Romantic Suspense"
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    Would you listen to The EDGE of Trust: again? Why?

    Yes, it was an entertaining read.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm waiting to read/listen to the rest of the series. I liked the characters. Some of the rape scenes were a bit too graphic, but otherwise it was a good read. I would recommend this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hell on Wheels: Black Knights Inc., Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Julie Ann Walker
    • Narrated By Abby Craden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (90)
    Performance
    (82)
    Story
    (83)

    Ex-Marine Nate "Ghost" Weller is an expert at keeping his cool - and his distance - which makes him one hell of a sniper. It's also how he keeps his feelings for Ali Morgan in check. Sweet, sexy Ali has always revved his engine, but she's his best friend's baby sister ... and totally off limits. Ali's never seen anything sexier than Nate Weller straddling his custom Harley - or the flash of danger in his eyes when she tells him she's in trouble. First, something happened to her brother, and now she's become the target of a nasty organization.

    Karen says: "What a ride!"
    "Entertaining"
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    What did you love best about Hell on Wheels?

    It kept my attention. I would listen to others in the series if the narrator does better on the female voice(s).


    Did Abby Craden do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    She did a decent job differentiating all the characters, however she made the heroine sound way too winey.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Kiss Goodbye: A Dr. Charlotte Stone Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Karen Robards
    • Narrated By Ann Marie Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (74)
    Performance
    (65)
    Story
    (68)

    Dr. Charlotte "Charlie" Stone has dedicated her career as a psychiatrist to exploring the darkest territory of all: the hearts and minds of serial killers. It’s a job she’s uniquely suited for, thanks to the secret talent that gives her an uncanny edge - Charlie can see dead people, whose tormented spirits cry out to her for the justice only she can provide. This blessing - or curse - gives Charlie the power to hunt down and catch madmen and murderers. It’s also turned her love life upside down by drawing her into a hopelessly passionate relationship with the lingering ghost of bad boy Michael Garland.

    R. Montoya says: "Noooooooo!"
    "read the last victim first"
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    What about Ann Marie Lee’s performance did you like?

    She does a great narration.


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

    I did.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a sequel to the last victim. You will want to read that first. You have to have an open mind to reading about ghosts & people being wrongfully convicted of a crime in order to enjoy both books. SPOILER: The 1st book got a lot of bad reviews because the love interest was the ghost of a convicted serial killer who claimed innocence. This book showed some proof of Michael's innocence... hopefully the next book will exonerate him.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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