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Olette

One Unique Reader

Boston, MA, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • 10 reviews
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  • 29 purchased in 2014
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  • Bared to You: A Crossfire Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Sylvia Day
    • Narrated By Jill Redfield
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3713)
    Performance
    (3364)
    Story
    (3372)

    "Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness… He was beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I’d never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily…Gideon knew. He had demons of his own. And we would become the mirrors that reflected each other’s most private wounds…and desires."

    CAROLYN says: "TOUCHING & EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER OF PASSION"
    "Oh My, My, My"
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    If you could sum up Bared to You in three words, what would they be?

    I needed this...


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Can't pick... but I'm glad that Gideon only reminded me of Gray suferficially, both being rich, handsome and scared


    Any additional comments?

    If you loved FSOG you will like this book as well, but you won't read/listen to it thinking about how much they are alike, these are two different books.

    23 of 31 people found this review helpful
  • The Marketplace

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Laura Antoniou
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Jasicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (149)
    Performance
    (132)
    Story
    (133)

    In The Marketplace, the first book of the series, follow the trials and tribulations of four aspiring slaves as they undergo training hoping to be accepted into the secret underground society of masters and slaves known as the Marketplace. Under the firm hand of Grendel, the sharp eye of Alexandra, and the painful leather strap in the hands of Chris, these men and women will find some of their hardest challenges come from within themselves.

    Deanna says: "Superb Reader/Actor"
    "The Best BDSM book you'll ever read/listen"
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    Would you listen to The Marketplace again? Why?

    Yes, over and over!!! The scenes are amazing


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    It's hard to pick, but Jack was my favorite. Dirty man...


    What about Elizabeth Jasicki’s performance did you like?

    Perfect.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    One word... Unabashed


    Any additional comments?

    If your into pain and sexxx... enjoy

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Reflected in You: A Crossfire Novel, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Sylvia Day
    • Narrated By Jill Redfield
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2680)
    Performance
    (2448)
    Story
    (2459)

    Gideon Cross: As beautiful and flawless on the outside as he was damaged and tormented on the inside. He was a bright, scorching flame that singed me with the darkest of pleasures. I couldn’t stay away. I didn’t want to. He was my addiction…my every desire…mine. My past was as violent as his, and I was just as broken. We’d never work. It was too hard, too painful…except when it was perfect. Those moments when the driving hunger and desperate love were the most exquisite insanity. We were bound by our need. And our passion would take us beyond our limits to the sweetest, sharpest edge of obsession.…

    Rebecca says: "Fifty Shades Minus Twilight."
    "She did it again..."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This series puts a wonderful spin on dysfunctional relationships, I was able to laugh at the various similarities I have with the female lead and reflect on some more serious issue within my own life.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved this book from cover to cover, it's well worth the credit (but why waste a credit on book less than 10 bucks)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Darker Dream (Love Spell Romance)

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Amanda Ashley
    • Narrated By Christine Padovan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (51)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (44)

    In all his 400 years, Rayven never met a woman like Rhianna McLeod. She is a vision of light, of warmth, of everything he is not - nor can ever be. Doomed to live forever in darkness and solitude, he knows all too well the risk in getting close to her, yet he hungers for her with a fierce passion he swears he will never allow himself to feel. Rhianna's father sold her to Rayven to put food on the table so she had no choice but to go with the dark stranger. To her surprise, he gives her everything she wants: the finest clothes, education, and the run of the castle - everything, that is, except his touch.

    Olette says: "I jus needed something..."
    "I jus needed something..."
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    What did you love best about A Darker Dream (Love Spell Romance)?

    The story was well written and I didn't find myself bored with a lot of unnecessary fluff


    What other book might you compare A Darker Dream (Love Spell Romance) to and why?

    This book is very similar to every other vamp book you've ever read.


    Did Christine Padovan do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Yes and that's about all she did properly. Her cadence was all wrong and the voice she used for the leading male was awful... didn't appeal or give any desirability


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Just an ordinary vamp falling for an ordinary girl…


    Any additional comments?

    This is a good read if you're bored and just need something..

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • In Bed with a Highlander

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Maya Banks
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1229)
    Performance
    (1121)
    Story
    (1131)

    Ewan McCabe, the eldest, is a warrior determined to vanquish his enemy. Now, with the time ripe for battle, his men are ready and Ewan is poised to take back what is his-until a blue-eyed, raven-haired temptress is thrust upon him. Mairin may be the salvation of Ewan's clan, but for a man who dreams only of revenge, matters of the heart are strange territory to conquer.

    marlene says: "Steamy as only a Maya Banks can be!!!"
    "Oh My..."
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    If you could sum up In Bed with a Highlander in three words, what would they be?

    Take Me Now


    What did you like best about this story?

    The leading lady wasn't a push over and I could relate to her


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I don't think I could choose... but I thought I was hilarious when she told.. nevermind that may be considered a spoiler


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

    Both! I laughed and cried... and had people looking at me like I was crazy


    Any additional comments?

    I don't know about the other books, but this one is devine... and the romance and steamy but not overdone (which I like too, don't get me wrong)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Slade: The Shadow Wranglers Series #4

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Sarah McCarty
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (256)
    Performance
    (238)
    Story
    (235)

    Slade needs a cure, but what he finds is a savior, in the latest paranormal romance from national best-selling author Sarah McCarty. Contains mature themes.

    Sharon says: "Great!"
    "Just What I Expected"
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    If you could sum up Slade in three words, what would they be?

    What I Expected...


    What did you like best about this story?

    If you like the others, you'll enjoy this one!


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

    No extremes ... but it's a good read


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Lord of the Fading Lands: Tairen Soul, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By C. L. Wilson
    • Narrated By Stephanie Riggio
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (212)
    Performance
    (159)
    Story
    (157)

    Once he had loved with such passion, his name was legend: Tarien Soul. Now, a thousand years later, a new threat calls him from the Fading Lands, back into the world that had cost him so dearly. Now, an ancient, familiar evil is regaining its strength, and a new voice beckons him - more compelling, more seductive, more maddening than any before.

    Robbie says: "One of the Best"
    "Unexpected Greatness"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I drowned myself in the sexuality of the breeds series (which I loved) and now I have the softer, flirtier, virginal heroine and the strong, brave


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator was good, no Parker, but the most irratating aspect of her narration was the fluency of her reading, she needs a little more practice

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Night Reigns: Immortal Guardians Series #2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Dianne Duvall
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1083)
    Performance
    (988)
    Story
    (990)

    In the second installment of Dianne Duvall's Immortal Guardians series, when Marcus Grayden's grief over the loss of the woman he loved causes him to become reckless, he is assigned a new Second, who proves to be immensely distracting. Contains mature themes.

    Sandra says: "Good Book but a Little Preachy"
    "Loved It..."
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    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes. This was a really great listen. The storyline is interesting and the romance is steamy (not raunchy, which I like too - but she gives a great balance for those who don't like sexxxy romances) The highlight in this book is the cool little secret revealed about Ami and the development of new enemies to the group. I actually think this one was better than the 1st... and we'll get a part 3 (no release date yet, but I can't wait)


    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • The Bite Before Christmas

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Lynsay Sands, Jeaniene Frost
    • Narrated By Paula Christensen, Tavia Gilbert
    Overall
    (584)
    Performance
    (542)
    Story
    (540)

    This holiday season, join two of today’s most popular paranormal authors for a special look into their worlds, where creatures are always stirring and no one sleeps through the night. The Bite Before Christmas: Teddy Brunswick knows about the immortals among us. He’s worked with them, called them friend - but he never counted on being snowed in with one over Christmas. Home for the Holidays by Jeaniene Frost: Cat and Bones are looking forward to a normal holiday - at least as “normal” as it gets for the combustible vampire couple....

    Ck says: "Home for the Holidays= 5 stars, The Gift= 0 stars"
    "Take a Bite..."
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    Any additional comments?

    The first story by Sands isn't all that great (boring) and it's a little over 3hrs long the second story by Frost was what I really wanted and as an addicted huntress fan it was well worth the 10.00 I paid for it. (You'll need to look at it that way)

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Serpent's Kiss: Elder Races Series #3

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Thea Harrison
    • Narrated By Sophie Eastlake
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (934)
    Performance
    (834)
    Story
    (842)

    In order to save his friend's life, Wyr sentinel Rune Ainissesthai made a bargain with Vampyre Queen Carling - without knowing what she would ask from him in return. But when Rune attempts to make good on his debt, he finds a woman on the edge.

    ducksandruns says: "My Favorite of the Series!"
    "Hang In There"
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    Any additional comments?

    You'll fight like a sentinel to get past the first 8hrs (boring) but the ending makes it worth it.

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful

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