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Melonie

SULPHUR SPRINGS, TX, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Heartless: The Parasol Protectorate, the Fourth

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Gail Carriger
    • Narrated By Emily Gray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1258)
    Performance
    (1092)
    Story
    (1093)

    Lady Alexia Maccon, soulless, is at it again, only this time the trouble is not her fault. When a mad ghost threatens the queen, Alexia is on the case, following a trail that leads her deep into her husband's past. Top that off with a sister who has joined the suffragette movement (shocking!), Madame Lefoux's latest mechanical invention, and a plague of zombie porcupines and Alexia barely has time to remember she happens to be eight months pregnant. Can Alexia determine who is trying to kill Queen Victoria?

    Yuriko says: "The fun is BACK!"
    "Loved this series!!!!!!!"
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    Would you listen to Heartless again? Why?

    Yes, loved the series!


    Which character – as performed by Emily Gray – was your favorite?

    She did a great job with all of the characters.


    Any additional comments?

    Would appreciate anything new from Ms Garriger!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ask for It

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Sylvia Day
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (619)
    Performance
    (570)
    Story
    (571)

    Nothing incites Marcus more than the primal hunger roused by his former fiancée, Elizabeth. It’s been years since she jilted him for another man, but that only means there’s a lot to catch up on, a lot to make up for, and that he’s going to enjoy every sweet moment.… The same drive and passion that sent her into another man’s arms is what brings Elizabeth back to Marcus. Her attraction to him is the one thing she fears, but she’s run out of options. Resisting is impossible. But does she have the courage to surrender everything?

    CAROLYN says: "FIVE STARS - THREE WORDS PERFECT DELICIOUS HOT"
    "Enjoyed the story but..."
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    How could the performance have been better?

    I love a British accent and it's one of my favorites to listen to, however, this narration was irritating! Had a stick up her bum! Way too formal for my taste.


    Any additional comments?

    Not sure I'll listen to the next two in the series simply because of the narration.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Angelopolis

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Danielle Trussoni
    • Narrated By Edoardo Ballerini
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (72)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (65)

    A decade has passed since Verlaine saw Evangeline alight from the Brooklyn Bridge, the sight of her new wings a betrayal that haunts him still. Now an elite angel hunter for the Society of Angelology, he pursues his mission with single-minded devotion: to capture, imprison, and eliminate her kind. But when Evangeline suddenly appears on a twilit Paris street, Verlaine finds her nature to be unlike any of the other creatures he so mercilessly pursues, casting him into a spiral of doubt and confusion that only grows when she is abducted before his eyes....

    Pam says: "Deeper mysteries"
    "A little dissapointed..."
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    possibly


    Would you recommend Angelopolis to your friends? Why or why not?

    I really liked the authors first book in this series. I was so looking forward to this second book. It just didn't meet the standards of the first. I will likely continue to listen to the next book in the series to see what happens, however if that's a disappointment I'm done...


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Master of All Desires

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Judith Merkle Riley
    • Narrated By Hollis McCarthy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (9)

    It is 1556 and the queen's astrologer, the prophet Nostradamus has uncovered a secret that could destroy the kingdom of France. The queen, Catherine de Medicis, a dabbler in black magic, has decided to get rid of the king's mistress by seeking out the legendary Undying Head of Menander the Magus, known as the Master of All Desires. But she does not know that evil befalls all those who wish upon this accursed object. And the head, in its coffer, has fallen into the possession of a charming, wryly perceptive but stubborn young woman: Sybille Artaud de la Roche.

    Nikky says: "Great story, but not so great narration"
    "Second half was much better than the first."
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    Would you try another book from Judith Merkle Riley and/or Hollis McCarthy?

    Yes to Judith Merkle - No to Hollis McCarthy


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

    Good mix of fantasy and historic characters


    Did Hollis McCarthy do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Heavens no! Couldn't stand some of the male voices she uses, made them sound like imbeciles!


    Any additional comments?

    Almost quit listening about Chapter 3, story line developed way too slowly. It picked up after that thank goodness.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Close Liaisons: The Krinar Chronicles, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Anna Zaires, Dima Zales
    • Narrated By Kathleen Godwin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (471)
    Performance
    (447)
    Story
    (450)

    In the near future, the Krinar rule the Earth. An advanced race from another galaxy, they are still a mystery to us - and we are completely at their mercy. Shy and innocent, Mia Stalis is a college student in New York City who has led a very normal life. Like most people, she's never had any interactions with the invaders - until one fateful day in the park changes everything. Having caught Korum's eye, she must now contend with a powerful, dangerously seductive Krinar who wants to possess her and will stop at nothing to make her his own.

    Amazon Customer says: "I can't believe how much I enjoyed the book"
    "Good listen"
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    What made the experience of listening to Close Liaisons the most enjoyable?

    The narration was good, Ms. Godwin did a great job with both male and female voices. The storyline was plausible, for fantasy, and I liked the conflict the main character went through the love/hate dichotomy. Looking forward to book #2.


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

    ...it's for our own good.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Ravished by a Highlander: The Children of the Mist Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Paula Quinn
    • Narrated By Carrington MacDuffie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (698)
    Performance
    (503)
    Story
    (507)

    Davina Montgomery is no ordinary English lady. For her own protection, she’s been locked away from society, her true identity the Crown’s most closely guarded secret. Until a shocking betrayal—and a bold rescue—land her in the arms of a fierce Highlander, a powerful warrior whose searing gaze and tantalizing touch awaken her body and soul.

    Judy says: "Love those highlanders!"
    "Love those Highlanders"
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    Would you listen to Ravished by a Highlander again? Why?

    Yes, quite an enjoyable listen. Good story and great narration!


    Any additional comments?

    looking forward to all of the books in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Ecstasy Spa: An Erotic Anthology, Part I

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Suzanne Rock
    • Narrated By Kellie Kamryn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    This contemporary erotic romance anthology is a compilation of the popular Ecstasy Spa series. All of the stories contained in this anthology are a M/F pairing. This anthology includes: "Quick Fix", "Aromatherapy", "Rub Down".

    Melonie says: "Poorly written and narrated"
    "Poorly written and narrated"
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    What would have made The Ecstasy Spa better?

    better narration would have been a starter. I swear I kept hearing the reader swallow and her voice would break. Also sounded like a kid...kind of creepy when you're listening to a steamy romance.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    sounds like a kid


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Ecstasy Spa?

    I wouldn't cut, I would add...


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Forbidden Fantasies

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Jodie Griffin
    • Narrated By Lola Holiday
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (192)
    Performance
    (180)
    Story
    (181)

    After 15 years of marriage, Jessica Meyers's sex life is, well, a little predictable. Her handsome husband turns her on, but missionary style once or twice a week? It just can't compare to the hot new world she discovers in the pages of erotic romances. Her fantasies fuel the fire of her desire, adding a new spark to her and Alex's lovemaking. But Jess is afraid to tell her husband what she really wants in bed - and her secrets start coming between them.

    Ebony says: "Some Things Should Stay Forbidden"
    "steamy if you can get past Ms. Holiday's narration"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Only if they couldn't find anything else to listen to...


    What didn’t you like about Lola Holiday’s performance?

    She sounded like a teenager...a more mature voice would have been better and Alex sounded like a drip.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Shadowfever: Fever, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Karen Marie Moning
    • Narrated By Natalie Ross, Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2178)
    Performance
    (1203)
    Story
    (1202)

    MacKayla Lane was just a child when she and her sister, Alina, were given up for adoption and banished from Ireland forever. Twenty years later, Alina is dead and Mac has returned to the country that expelled them to hunt her sister’s murderer. But after discovering that she descends from a bloodline both gifted and cursed, Mac is plunged into a secret history: an ancient conflict between humans and immortals who have lived concealed among us for thousands of years.

    Katheryne says: "I loved it, but its not for everyone"
    "Enjoied the book"
    Overall

    It was a great book, fairly long but kept my attention the entire time. I will read more from this author.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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