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Coooper

Wasilla, AK, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • Ecstasy: The Shadowdwellers Series #1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Jacquelyn Frank
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    Overall
    (365)
    Performance
    (340)
    Story
    (344)

    Among the Shadowdwellers, Trace holds power that some are willing to kill for. Without a stranger's aid, one rival would surely have succeeded, but Trace's brush with death is less surprising to him than his reaction to the beautiful, fragile human who heals him. By rights, Trace should hardly even register Ashla's existence within the realm of Shadowscape, but instead he is drawn to everything about her-her innocence, her courage, and her lush, sensual heat.

    CAROLYN says: "IT WAS PURE PARANORMAL ESCAPISM AND IT WAS ECSTASY"
    "ROMANCE, DRAMA, ECTASY"
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    If you could sum up Ecstasy in three words, what would they be?

    Romantically, deliciously, dramatic.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the entire story, but loved watching Ashla grow strong and brave and watching Trace's relationship with her change.


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

    She is a great narrator. Have listened to her in other book and think she does a wonderful job. Men's voices could be a little gruffer, but not really a complaint.


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    The only complaint I had about the book was the ending. Without giving anything away and letting readers/listeners know it in no way detracts from the story, I would like to have had more of a "finish" to the main characters' story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Strip: Big Bad Wolf Series #2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Heather Killough-Walden
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
    Overall
    (157)
    Performance
    (144)
    Story
    (144)

    In the second entry in Heather Killough-Walden's Big Bad Wolf series, when alpha werewolf Malcolm Cole encounters Claire St. James, he's determined to have her as his mate-even if one of the world's most powerful alphas has already staked a claim on her. Contains mature themes.

    CAROLYN says: "Good continuation - I luv these wolves"
    "SERIES IS GETTING BETTER - NARRATION IS NOT"
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    I like the premise of this series, so far, but the narration just might keep me from continuing with it. The narration is stilted and in some parts I could not separate different individual's portion of a conversation, most males sounded the same and female voices were ridiculous. I don't believe GJ was the best person for the narration of this series as there are so many different voices that need to be differentiated. It really is too bad.

    As for the storyline, I believe, after having listened to Book #1 also, that it is getting better and character development, however slow, is also getting better. I don't like, though, that the villain (Gabriel) is the star of the show and is much more described that anyone else.

    I love werewolves, suspense, drama, etc. but I think HK-W needs to step up her game.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lovely Trigger: Tristan & Danika, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By R.K. Lilley
    • Narrated By Chris Ruen, Sarah Naughton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (144)
    Performance
    (138)
    Story
    (138)

    Over six years after the night that changed everything, Danika finds herself forced to spend the weekend constantly in Tristan’s company, as they attend the wedding of two of their dearest friends. It’s been long enough that she feels they can be friendly again without it destroying her peace of mind, but just a small amount of time in his presence has her remembering something she had forced herself to forget: There’d been a reason she’d gone through hell with this man, for this man, some true good to precede the bad.

    karen says: "One must trust in Soul Deep Attainable Love"
    "ANOTHER AMAZING TRILOGY BY AN AMAZING AUTHOR !"
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    Well, where do I start…I guess by saying that I have only come across a small handful of authors who are able to write with such passion that the story I am listening to draws me into the world of the characters at such a depth that I feel every emotion described or portrayed. I have cried, sobbed really, laughed; my heart has palpitated with anxiety, felt the depression and despair, the hopelessness and hopefulness. I felt the anger when there was anger, disgust and compassion for an addiction that so often sucks the goodness out of life and oh yeah, that ever demoralizing monster of codependency.

    Whew, this trilogy was an emotional roller coaster that was exhausting but well worth the sleepless nights and neglect of everyday mundane chores that would only serve to draw my attention away from seeing how this all played out.

    RK Lilley you truly are a remarkable writer. You are one of the best and I look forward to whatever you decide to grace us with next. Thank you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wyoming Tough

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Diana Palmer
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (118)
    Performance
    (107)
    Story
    (108)

    A cowboy through and through, ranch owner Mallory Kirk knows what it means to put in a full day’s work. But does his new cowgirl? He has his doubts that Morie Brannt will be able to pull her own weight, even if the petite young woman does seem to have a lot of spirit. As they spar over events at the ranch and a past that threatens their hopes for the future, sparks begin to fly, and Mallory can’t help but notice Morie in a new light. But is this tough Wyoming man ready to love?

    Crystal says: "GREAT STORY GREAT COWBOY NARRATION TERRIBLE WOMANS"
    "OK SWEET - NOTHING OUTSTANDING"
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    This book was less than what I expected and hoped for; very little substance. Oh, there was some drama, a little angst, suspicion and redemption, but overall not much to sink ones teeth into. Not a waste of time entirely, but definitely not one I would recommend. I keep trying Diana Palmer's books/audios but her writing just doesn't do anything for me.

    PG's narration was pretty good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Informed Risk

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Robyn Carr
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Mike Cavanaugh was a firefighter; it was his job to rescue people. Though inviting them home wasn't usually part of the job description. But when he pulled Christine Palmer out of her burning house, something about the gutsy single mom made him want to protect her, to make her life a little better.

    Coooper says: "SO VERY, VERY DISAPPOINTED !!"
    "SO VERY, VERY DISAPPOINTED !!"
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    This was very much a disappointment for me. I have always really enjoyed RC's books, have read and listened to all that Audible offers and this is the first that, in my opinion, had virtually no substance. The character development was weak, with the exception of Aunt Flo who wasn't even the star of the show, oh yeah and Cheeks (the dog) and Kary (Chris' daughter). I thought their meager parts and descriptions were much more entertaining and grabbed my attention and heart more so than the two main characters.

    As always Therese Plummer did a wonderful job and am happy to hear that she is still narrating Robyn Carr's audiobooks; she was the only saving grace in this otherwise drab story.

    1 of 1 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
    (25)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (24)

    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
    (185)
    Performance
    (173)
    Story
    (176)

    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
    (55)
    Performance
    (52)
    Story
    (49)

    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.

    CAROLYN says: "3.5* SPARKS FLY WHEN A GOOD COP MEETS A BAD BOY"
    "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
    (50)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (45)

    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.

    Laura says: "So Disappointed"
    "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
    (114)
    Performance
    (105)
    Story
    (109)

    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
    (168)
    Performance
    (161)
    Story
    (159)

    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

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