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Coooper

Wasilla, AK, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • Sunset Limited: A Dave Robicheaux Novel, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Mark Hammer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (113)
    Performance
    (100)
    Story
    (97)

    The 40-year-old crucifixion of a prominent labor leader named Jack Flynn remains an unsolved atrocity that has never been forgotten in New Iberia, Louisiana. When Flynn's daughter, Megan, returns to the site of her father's murder, it quickly becomes clear that her family's blood-stained past will not stay buried. Megan gives her old friend Dave Robicheaux a tip about a small-time criminal named Cool Breeze Broussard, scarcely suspecting that the seemingly innocuous case will lead Robicheaux and his partner into the midst of a deadly conspiracy.

    Vickey says: "Narrated by Mark Hammer AND Will Patton?"
    "DAVE DOES IT AGAIN"
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    What made the experience of listening to Sunset Limited the most enjoyable?

    I enjoy all of the Dave Robicheaux series.


    What about Mark Hammer and Will Patton ’s performance did you like?

    Their southern "drawls"


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait until James Lee Burke continues with the Dave Robicheaux series. Need some new stuff.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Undone: Unbreakable, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Rebecca Shea
    • Narrated By Amy Landon, Zach Villa
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (20)

    I've found it's easy to share my body but not my soul. I need no one, yet I crave her. Self-assured and independent, she doesn't need me, but she wants me, and undeniably I want her too. At war with myself as I battle the secrets of my past, I don't know if I can allow her to see the darkest parts of me, the parts I've left untouched - undone. As she chips away at the walls I've built for years, I fear those secrets will hold me hostage from love forever.

    Coooper says: "OK, PREDICTABLE, & LIKE SO MANY OTHERS IN GENRE"
    "OK, PREDICTABLE, & LIKE SO MANY OTHERS IN GENRE"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Not sure. The storyline was okay, albeit so predictable. Always love an alpha male but got really frustrated with Reagan.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Rebecca Shea? Why or why not?

    Yes. Although probably not on my top 50 listen list.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Amy Landon did an okay job, she didn't keep me from listening as some female narrators will do, but Zach Villa was amazing, sexy, and his female voice was better than AL's male voice.


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Storyline was really rushed and predictable; hope Ms. Shea does a better job with the next book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Gamble

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Kristen Ashley
    • Narrated By Emma Taylor
    Overall
    (171)
    Performance
    (161)
    Story
    (163)

    Nina Sheridan desperately needs a timeout vacation. With a fiancé who can't even remember how she takes her coffee, Nina wants some distance to rethink her engagement. Flying halfway around the world from England to a mountain town in Colorado should do the trick. But when she finds a gorgeous man at her rental cabin, Nina's cold, lonely adventure suddenly heats up.

    Yvette says: "PURE "HEART & SOUL" ROMANCE IN THE COLORADO MTS."
    "IT TRUELY WAS A GAMBLE"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Somewhat. Really did keep me interested enough to want to know what was going to happen next; however, way too many details/specifics/repetition which surely contributed to several hours of the length of the story. The length was a bit daunting.


    Would you recommend The Gamble to your friends? Why or why not?

    Not sure. Most people I know wouldn't listen to a 25 hour book unless it was extremely astonishingly exceptional, which this was not.


    Did Emma Taylor do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    ET did a pretty good job - Max's voice could have been better, but overall - a good job.


    Could you see The Gamble being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Not sure.


    Any additional comments?

    This book was definitely not erotica, maybe by a few years ago standards, but not today. It was not even a really good romance - hope KA's upcoming books are better and shorter.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Heated: A Most Wanted Novel, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By J. Kenner
    • Narrated By Heather Smith
    Overall
    (51)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (46)

    I grew up believing in right and wrong, good and evil, black and white. I knew better than to trust. And then I met Tyler Sharp. Bold, charming, and dangerously sexy, Tyler always gets what he wants. But his smile can be deceiving, his dealings sordid, his ambitions ruthless. I thought I was the one woman strong enough to resist him, but our need for each other was too urgent to deny. One look and I was in trouble. One touch and I was hooked. One night and I became his.

    Coooper says: "WELL J.K., NOT YOUR BEST"
    "WELL J.K., NOT YOUR BEST"
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    I'm sorry to say that both Wanted and Heated did not live up to my expectations, especially after falling in love with Nikki Fairchild and Damien Stark. Don't get me wrong, I loved both Tyler and Evan's story and when all is said and done am looking forward to Cole's. I liked the steamy sex scenes and never before, I don't think, have I ever complained about there being too many. However, in this and Wanted there was a whole lot of sex and not enough storyline. I did like the character building of the men and in Wanted, Angelina's character, but Heated just didn't make the grade for me.

    I also liked Saffron Martindale's narration in Wanted much better than Heather Smith (her male voice, at least that of Tyler was pretty good) but she spoke too slow and the "lilt" was off, in my opinion.

    These two books seemed like they were rushed, something to get published and I so looked forward to them. I was disappointed. Although I also need to say that there have only been approximately 3 books that I have given 5's to, so 3's are not too, too awful.

    Please use Saffron again or ask Heather to up her game in narration.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Branded as Trouble: Rough Riders, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Lorelei James
    • Narrated By Rebecca Estrella
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (43)

    As a walking advertisement for the tattoo shop she's set up in a small Wyoming town, India Ellison is well acquainted with preconceived notions. Despite the odd looks, life is good. She's clean and sober, dotes on her sister's kids, and best of all, spends most of her free time with her best buddy, Colt McKay. Reformed bad boy Colt never expected three years of sobriety to lead to three years of abstinence. Curbing his craving for booze and random sexual encounters, however, is nothing compared to the ever-increasing craving for his hot-tempered, hot-bodied best friend, India.

    Coooper says: "NOT LJ's BEST !!"
    "NOT LJ's BEST !!"
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    I really like LJ's books, this one, however, was not the best. I loved Indie and Colt and glad they finally got together but the storyline is really, really weak. Also, it ended so abruptly it almost startled me. The sex was hot, sorta, the arguments between the two tedious, and there could have been much more to the story.

    I believe the best part, at least my favorite, was when Colt's dad found him at his fishing hole & talked to him and the brothers came to see him. This story did make me want to "hear" what happened with Cam, he's got to be next. Hope Audible sees fit to get the audio version.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Saved by Venom

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Lolita Lopez
    • Narrated By Stella Bloom
    Overall
    (109)
    Performance
    (100)
    Story
    (104)

    To escape her father's debt to a loan shark, Dizzy seeks refuge in the upcoming Grab. She'd rather belong to one of those terrifying sky warriors from the battleship Valiant than to the sleazy criminal who wants her as his plaything. The years of constant war haven't been kind to highly decorated sniper Venom. Only the promise of earning a wife kept him going through deadly battles. Catching and collaring Dizzy fills him with incredible hope. Finally he has a woman of his own, a mate to love - and bind and adorn with his ropes.

    CAROLYN says: "THEY JUST KEEP GETTING BETTER"
    "SEARCHING THE SKIES FOR THE SPACE SHIPS"
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    I really like that each "alpha alien male" and each heroine have completely different personalities and characteristics.

    I think Ms. Lopez has created an intriguing world with intriguing characters and hope she just keeps them coming and that Audible keeps providing them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Grabbed by Vicious

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Lolita Lopez
    • Narrated By Stella Bloom
    Overall
    (162)
    Performance
    (156)
    Story
    (154)

    Hallie has never run so fast in her life. One of the frightening sky warriors from the warship Valiant is hot on her heels and intent on capturing her as his bride. He takes her down, places his collar around her neck. With one word, he claims her. Mine. Born and bred for the military, Vicious has spent years rising through the ranks. Hallie is his reward, the beautiful sprite ensnaring him with a glance. Despite her fear of Vicious, Hallie surrenders under his skillful hands and mouth.

    Candateshia Pafford says: "Nice! Great alien story"
    "I WOULD LOVE TO "SUFFER" THROUGH A GRAB !!'"
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    Where does Grabbed by Vicious rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This series ranks pretty high up there with the books I've listened to. It has all the things that capture my attention and make me want to continue to listen; intrigue, suspense, drama, bad guys doing bad things and good, big, gorgeous alpha guys coming to the rescue, strong heroines, romance and hot steamy sex.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like that the whole "alien" thing is different; that the world is imaginative/different and there are different spins put on good vs. evil.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Not sure


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

    Yep, but couldn't; had to sleep sometime.


    Any additional comments?

    I have now listened to all of the books offered. Hope Ms. Lopez keeps those big guys coming.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Consumed

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Skyla Madi
    • Narrated By Em Eldridge
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (298)
    Performance
    (272)
    Story
    (276)

    He's infuriating, nauseatingly addictive and she just can't seem to shake him. He's only been in town a short while and his name is already on everyone's lips. He's the kind of guy moms' warn their daughters about - the kind that leaves a trail of shattered hearts behind him and he has Olivia in his sights. Olivia has never met anyone as confusing as Seth and his hot and cold attitude constantly sends her reeling. She's never wanted anyone's touch so badly in her life, but having recently come out of a long term relationship diving into another is something she'd prefer to avoid.

    Jordy says: "Sexy Bad boy MMA fighter meets sweet good girl "
    "ENGAGED YES, CONSUMED - NO"
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    Would you try another book from Skyla Madi and/or Em Eldridge?

    Absolutely.


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

    I thought the story was pretty good but very predictable so far.


    What three words best describe Em Eldridge’s voice?

    Hurried, rushed, okay


    Was Consumed worth the listening time?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    I was hoping for a bit more from this book/author. The storyline was, thus far, very predictable. I am hoping that the final books are better and that if Em Eldridge narrates that she slows down a bit. The changes in voices for the varied characters were pretty good and she did the male voice better than most female narrators. That said, she sounded as if she was late for an appointment or afraid of loosing a bet for how quickly she could narrate this book. In the beginning her rushing/fast narrating made me anxious and I wanted to take a deep breath for her.

    I hope the next books in this series are better, if Audible manages to offer them which is a 50/50 chance (Audible seems to neglect or ignore the fact that there are three books in a trilogy and several in a series) or just doesn't push the publishers to offer the last book in audio. I have become discouraged with Audible's lack of attention to this problem as there are several books that I have purchased that are part of a trilogy on the good faith that Audible will provide all of the books only to find that is not the case.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • This Man Confessed: This Man Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Jodi Ellen Malpas
    • Narrated By Edita Brychta
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (502)
    Performance
    (469)
    Story
    (466)

    The Manor, the very place where their passionate love affair began, fills with guests on what should be the happiest day of Ava and Jesse's lives. She has accepted that she'll never tame the fierceness in Jesse - and she doesn't want to. Their love is profound, their connection powerful, but just when she thinks that she's finally gotten beneath his guarded exterior, more questions arise, leading Ava to believe that Jesse Ward may not be the man she thinks he is.

    Jordy says: "one of the best erotic romance trilogy EVER!"
    "HARD NOT TO LOVE THE "CRAZY MOTHER F****R" !!!!"
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    WOW ! I've said it before and I'll say it again, I rarely give 5 stars to anyone…well, intact, only one other author/story. This book did it all; it took me to places I only go in my dreams or imagination; the angst was perfect; the love, romance, sex was perfect, the turmoil, trauma, drama and suspense was perfect. All of these perfect feelings evoked from one so not perfect woman and one "crazy mother f***r" as John would say. That crazy man with all his flaws, secrets, dominance, unreasonableness, was so passionate about any and everything that meant anything to him and trampled my heart in an oh so good way. Then there is Ava, the woman who after all was said and done took Jesse and loved Jesse the way he is. She too was magnificent, tolerant and his angel/saving grace and while not always her Central Jesse Cloud 9, it did eventually always come back to that. The ending was beautiful. I'm so glad it ended the way that it did, it was perfect.

    Please Ms. Malpas give us more. I can't imagine topping this one but your writing and creativity is amazing so I'm sure you will grace us with something at least as exhilarating.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Come Away with Me

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Kristen Proby
    • Narrated By Jennifer Mack
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (594)
    Performance
    (549)
    Story
    (551)

    Being confronted on the beach by a sexy stranger wasn't part of Natalie Conner's plans for a peaceful morning taking photos. And why on earth would he think she's taking pictures of him, anyway? Who is he? One thing’s for sure, he’s hot, and incredibly romantic, feeding Natalie’s wounded soul.

    Jordy says: "recommended for all you erotic romanceaholics!"
    "GOOD, BUT NOT GREAT"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    YES. The book was good. Loved the characters, especially Natalie but the entire storyline really lacked drama.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Kristen Proby? Why or why not?

    Yes. I think she gets better with each book.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    It took awhile to get used the voices, but she was pretty good. I always wish women did better male voices like only a few can and with JM it is no exception. At least I was able to listen to the narration whereas some potentially good books have been ruined by really bad, or even mediocre, narrators.


    Did Come Away with Me inspire you to do anything?

    Listen to the next book.


    Any additional comments?

    KP is a good writer and seems as though her imagination may be fueled by her fantasies (or reality) because this book gets to the heart of things. You "go girl" keep up the good work.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Moon

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Laurann Dohner
    • Narrated By Vanessa Chambers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (315)
    Performance
    (297)
    Story
    (298)

    Dr. Joyce Yards has never met anyone as sexy or as irresistible as 466. He refuses to discuss anything except getting her naked beneath him. Their therapy sessions are growing hotter, his raw hunger for her is becoming aggressive, and she is falling for him. Joy knows the dire consequences if she gives in to desire. It will break her heart but she must walk away.

    Anybody says: "Love this series....except for this one"
    "DID I MISS THE EROTICA ??? GOOD NONETHELESS"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    YES, but would recommend the friend begin at the beginning with Book 1.


    If you’ve listened to books by Laurann Dohner before, how does this one compare?

    I think I had too high of expectations for Moon, especially as the other books were so very tremendous. This one lacked the drama, romance and sensuality that the other books were so full of… also, this was placed in the erotic section in Coming Soon browser. I think I missed it somewhere.


    What does Vanessa Chambers bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I think she gets better and better with each book and she has a real knack for keeping the voices consistent so that, for instance, Smiley's voices sounds the same throughout all of the books, as well as Tiger's, Moon's, etc. I always like hearing a good narrator rather than the one that talks in my head when I am reading. Good job VC.


    Was Moon worth the listening time?

    Absolutely, albeit somewhat disappointing.


    Any additional comments?

    Hope we don't have to wait too long for Harley, Flame, etc. and I hope they're on the same caliber as the first 8 books. This one felt rushed even though it seemed like forever that we, New Species fans, had to wait to listen to it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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