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ratings
85
REVIEWS
16
FOLLOWING
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FOLLOWERS
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HELPFUL VOTES
40

  • Blood Born

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Linda Howard, Linda Jones
    • Narrated By Vanessa Hart
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (272)
    Performance
    (116)
    Story
    (122)

    Luca Ambrus is a rare breed: vampire from birth, begotten by vampire parents, blood born. He is also an agent of the Council - the centuries-old cabal that governs vampirekind, preserving their secrecy and destroying those who betray them.

    RRWS says: "Good start for a series"
    "Good start for a series"
    Overall

    Humor, mystery, Sci Fi with alittle sex thrown in has made for a fun book to read. A great start for a series. The ending was a bit of a cliff hanger so I hope there will be more to follow.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Intimate Surrender

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Laura Landon
    • Narrated By Sarah Coomes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (67)
    Performance
    (63)
    Story
    (63)

    Hannah Bartlett was tossed out of her home at the tender age of 15, when a man of the cloth stole her innocence. To survive the streets, Hannah entered into a life that she never imagined. Now, known as Madam Genevieve - the owner of London’s most infamous bordello - she dedicates her life to rescuing young girls from the streets and protecting them from a shameful fate. Vicar Rafe Waterford meets Hannah at one of his sister-in-law’s country gatherings…and immediately falls for the mysterious beauty. Despite his declarations of love, Hannah insists they cannot be together. But Rafe is like no other man…and he refuses to forget a love so passionate and consuming.

    SIMARA says: "Unbelievable and overly dramatic..."
    "Narrator needs work"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Somewhat worth it. The story was good but the narrator had way too much drama and breathlessness in her voice. Sarah Cooms needs to tone down the drama in her voice.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I would have given an overall 4-start rating if not for the narrators voice


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    A better narrator


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Bastard

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Brenda Novak
    • Narrated By Sarah Coomes
    Overall
    (88)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (81)

    Jeannette Boucher, a young French beauty from a family left penniless by the revolution, must marry against her will to save them all from ruin. But almost immediately after the vows are spoken, she learns that her old English husband is impotent - and in his desire for an heir, he plans to compromise her in the worst way. Determined to escape such a fate, she stows away on one of His Majesty’s frigates. But a woman alone is in constant danger.

    Susynne says: "PAINFUL on the ears! But a GREAT STORY!"
    "A good story ruined by the narrator"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about The Bastard? What did you like least?

    I like the story. The narrator's voice ruined the character of the hero, Trainer.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Again the story was the most interesting aspect of the book. The sometimes sing song cadence of the narrator was pretty irritating.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Almost all the male voices sounded like the main villains voice.


    Was The Bastard worth the listening time?

    Yes, the story was worth the time, not so the listening. One would be better off reading the book.


    Any additional comments?

    Sarah Coomes has been added to my list of narrators not to listen to.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Shaded Vision: Otherworld, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Yasmine Galenorn
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (150)
    Performance
    (139)
    Story
    (139)

    "We're the D'Artigo sisters: sexy, savvy ex-operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. But being half-human, half-Fae means our powers could go haywire any time—mostly the wrong times. My sister Camille is a wicked-good witch with three sexy husbands. My sister Menolly is a vampire who's dating a werepuma. And me? I'm Delilah, a two-faced werecat and Death Maiden."

    Patsy says: "Same story, different names..."
    "Time to Rap It Up"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Yasmine Galenorn and/or Cassandra Campbell?

    Yes


    Would you ever listen to anything by Yasmine Galenorn again?

    Yes


    Have you listened to any of Cassandra Campbell’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Have not listened to any other Cambell performances


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

    no


    Any additional comments?

    I've listened to all the books in this series. The first 5 or 6 were interesting but the last 5 have sounded too much like all the other books in the sereis. Time to bring the series to a conclusion.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Rebel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By J.R. Ward
    • Narrated By Gayle Hendrix
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (106)
    Performance
    (81)
    Story
    (81)

    Nate Walker has never shied away from the hard road. Even when it meant leaving behind his family's wealth - and the fiancée who only wanted a rich man. Nothing was going to stop him from opening his own five-star restaurant.

    And he was on his way, until his car broke down on a dark road in the Adirondacks, leading him right to White Caps Inn - and Frankie Moorehouse.

    Toni says: "A few caveats before you begin..."
    "Not good"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    This book wasn???t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    A person not interested in much of a plot.


    What was most disappointing about J. R. Ward???s story?

    Story line was too basic. It's hard to believe the author of "Black Dagger Brogherhood" wrote this book too. The Black Dagger Brotherhood was great. This book was not.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Gayle Hendrix???s performances?

    No. She read the book line for line with very little inflection. The characters all spoke like they had not original thought... like repeating what is dictated to them.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Great disappointment


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Bonded by Blood: A Sweetblood Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Laurie London
    • Narrated By Antonia Laury
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (65)
    Story
    (64)

    Deep within the forests of the Pacific Northwest, two vampire coalitions battle for supremacy—Guardian enforcers who safeguard humanity and Darkblood rogues who kill like their ancient ancestors.

    LUCY says: "So Freakin' Boring"
    "A little to hokie"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I'm not sure if there is anything that could improve the book. Maybe a better narrator could give it a rating of 3


    Has Bonded by Blood turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, I have listened to many books in this genre and enjoyed them very much.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Antonia Laury???s performances?

    I bought the first two of the Sweet Blood series and I'll listen to them because, what the hay, I did pay for them. I won't be buying anymore books in the series, however. The herroin was just abit too dumb and her counter part was about the same.


    What character would you cut from Bonded by Blood?

    None. The story needed all it could get.


    Any additional comments?

    The story was just too hokie for me. Perhaps Laurie London could take some writing tips from JR Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood)..

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Infamous

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Virginia Henley
    • Narrated By Jenny Sterlin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (86)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (29)

    Strong-willed and free spirited, lady-in-waiting Marjory de Warenne long ago gave her body and soul to the charming and beguiling Earl of Warwick, Guy de Beauchamp. But her family never approved of the pairing. Now, on the eve of war and an arranged marriage to another suitor, Jory yearns for the man who could make all of her dreams come true.

    Melanie says: "Captivating!"
    "Too Drawn Out"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    anti climatic


    What three words best describe Jenny Sterlin???s voice?

    precise, authentic, varied


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    Less wordy with description and background events


    Any additional comments?

    The story has potential but found myself fast forwarding 1/3 the way through the second part.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Desert Warrior

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Nalini Singh
    • Narrated By Layla Ives
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (55)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (49)

    The fabled desert kingdom of Zulheina was Tariq’s birthright, and he was a man who held tightly what belonged to him. And that meant he had to reclaim a very special woman - the woman who had broken his heart years before in New Zealand. And once he had lured her to this distant land, he meant to keep his new bride here forever.

    Kathy says: "Great One Nalini"
    "Too Hokie"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Nalini Singh and/or Layla Ives?

    I have read and enjoyed Singh's Psy-Changling series. Desert Worrior is a complete dud, however.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Nalini Singh again?

    yes


    What didn???t you like about Layla Ives???s performance?

    She sounded bored with the story


    You didn???t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Sorry, no.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Scandalous

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Karen Robards
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    Overall
    (241)
    Performance
    (133)
    Story
    (129)

    When Lady Gabriella Banning receives word that her half brother, the Earl of Wickham, has died on his tea plantation, she faces the reality that she and her younger sisters are suddenly penniless - unless she thinks fast. Arranging Claire’s London season, Gabby pretends that Marcus is still alive, just until Claire can marry a fabulously wealthy nobleman. But when a handsome gentleman arrives claiming to be Marcus, Gabby’s plan backfires. If she exposes this mysterious stranger’s deceit, she exposes her own.

    Karen says: "Unexpected plot twists"
    "unsuitable Narrator"
    Overall

    Story was worth the listen but the narrator voice tone and inflections sounded like a 17th century valley girl. Very grating.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • A Man to Die For

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Suzanne Brockmann
    • Narrated By Blair Windsor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (64)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (25)

    Carrie Brooks left her home, her job, her very existence, to run away with a murder suspect, a man whose only prior introduction to her was as her kidnapper. She has no reason at all to trust him. After all, he’s the enemy—isn’t he?

    RRWS says: "Not good"
    "Not good"
    Overall

    The story line is too basic and juvenile and the narrator should consider going back to narrator school. Pretty boring! This book was not worth the $$ I spent on it.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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