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Erin

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Cornelius, NC, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • The Wrong Hostage

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Lowell
    • Narrated By Maria Tucci
    Overall
    (108)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (38)

    Orphaned at 13, Grace Silva clawed her way out of poverty and violence to become one of the most respected judges on the federal bench. Grace believes in the rule of law, lives it, breathes it. She has always been buttoned up and buttoned down. Except once.

    Erin says: "The Wrong Narrator & Producer"
    "The Wrong Narrator & Producer"
    Overall

    I've always enjoyed Elizabeth Lowell's books as I did this one ... only If I had read it. First, let me give you my opinion of the book, It was an enjoyable plot; some nice action and descriptive. However if you are looking for a mystery this is not it. There is no mystery it's all upfront of the good the bad and the ugly. The hero was well likable, sexy, dangerous and informed with his politics. As a hostage negotiator he was good at his job. As far as the heroin; well ... for a federal court appointed judge she was a bit stupid about the ways of the world. Sometimes i'd pictured her with her 'pinky finger' in her mouth while she spoke. She takes the title of "BORN YESTERDAY" attitude. I think this was a bit of a mistake on the Authors part because she made the book not believable due to this major foe-pa.

    Now let me tell you about this narrator. She reminded me of my grandmother on Thanksgiving after she's knocked back a few bottles of wine and was too tired to sit up after all the turkey she ate. She was in a word: HORRID. I have never heard a narrator so bored and indifferent with an edge of annoyance while reading & acting out the parts. She spoke like she was annoyed and you could actually hear her sigh when she started a new sentence. She mumbled half the time and her words were slurred. I honestly don't know who produced this audiobook, but she/He too didn't do their job. It's a shame because this could have been a pretty decent listen. So I recommend you READ this particular book and avoid this narrator in the future. Sorry to be so blunt but I feel the author had a real disservice done to her with this production.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Carolina Man: A Dare Island Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Virginia Kantra
    • Narrated By Sophie Eastlake
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (41)

    Marine Luke Fletcher is determined to do his duty—first to his country and now to his ten-year-old daughter, the unexpected legacy of a high school girlfriend. But his homecoming to Dare Island in North Carolina's Outer Banks challenges his plans for the future and forces him to face everything that's missing in his life. He wasn't prepared to lose his heart to this child he never knew. Or to fall hard for coolly reserved small town lawyer Kate Dolan.

    Erin says: "BEST ONE IN THE SERIES!!!!!"
    "BEST ONE IN THE SERIES!!!!!"
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    Would you listen to Carolina Man again? Why?

    I would probably listen to this one again further down the road. Excellent book!


    What did you like best about this story?

    This was Luke, Kate's and Taylor's story and IMO the best in the series. Very likable characters and I just loved watching how Luke and his daughter get to know each other. This book deals with some difficult abuse topics towards the end of the book mostly, the romance was really sweet and I enjoyed how the other characters from book one and two are intertwined. The writing was really well done, the way the author writes I felt like I was on Dare Island up close and personal. I could smell Tess's chocolate chip cookies.


    Which character – as performed by Sophie Eastlake – was your favorite?

    I loved her male voice for Luke. I think Sophie Eastlake is very talented and I love how she gets involved in her reading and makes you feel like you are actually in the book with her!


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

    I have been listening to the three Dare books consistently over the past four days, so yes, I would consider this one sitting. :-)


    Any additional comments?

    I loved the first book - Carolina Home Allison & Matts story
    Did not enjoy the second book - Carolina girl - Meg & Sam's story
    The best was the third book - Luke & Kate's story.

    Just a quick note I tolerated the second book knowing it's apart of the series, I just really dislike the female character Meg. I wrote a review.

    This book very much worth the credit. :-)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Carolina Girl: A Dare Island Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Virginia Kantra
    • Narrated By Sophie Eastlake
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (43)

    Meg Fletcher spent her childhood dreaming of escaping Dare Island - her family's home for generations. So after she landed a high-powered job in New York City, she left and never looked back. But when she loses both her job and the support of her long-term, live-in boyfriend, she returns home to lick her wounds and reevaluate her life. Helping out her parents at the family inn, she can't avoid the reminders of the past she'd rather forget - especially charming and successful Sam Grady, her brother's best friend.

    Jane says: "I wasn’t smiling but it kept my interest"
    "I had an EXTREME Dislike For Meg, the Heroine!?!?"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    This is Meg & Sam's story, I would change out Meg from this book completely. I hated her. There were no redeeming qualities to her.


    What could Virginia Kantra have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Up to the very last sentence of this book I wanted Meg to get run over by a big MAC truck!She'sa miserable, self absorbed, abrasive, selfish, greedy, rude, non empathetic, very uptight and I actually felt compared to her other family members ... Very disloyal!


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

    I have always enjoyed Sophie Eastlake, her voices are perfect.


    Do you think Carolina Girl needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    There is a book after this one and it's called Carolina Man. I hope I enjoy the next one and I hope Meg gets run over by that truck. ;-)


    Any additional comments?

    This unfortunately was part of a series and if you skip it you may miss some of what's happening for book three. Sorry.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Carolina Home: A Dare Island Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Virginia Kantra
    • Narrated By Sophie Eastlake
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (85)
    Performance
    (78)
    Story
    (77)

    Home to the Fletcher family for generations, Dare Island is a fishing village rocked by changing times - its traditions slipping away like sands of the North Carolina coast. Single dad and fishing boat captain Matt Fletcher deferred his own dreams to support his innkeeper parents and build a future for his sixteen-year-old son. Matt has learned to weather life's storms by steering a steady emotional course...and keeping a commitment-free approach to love.

    Kristen says: "Take a vacation on Dare Island"
    "Carolina Home Very Sweeet"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it was a great story, very likable H/H. The beginning brings you in right away. I loved the family interaction with each other. This is a very light romance, not much sex but the love build up is really great.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I loved the ending, I bought book two.


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

    I love Sophie Eastlake. She gives a great performance.


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

    I did listen in one sitting. :-)


    Any additional comments?

    Enjoy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Against the Ropes

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Sarah Castille
    • Narrated By Lucy Rivers
    Overall
    (118)
    Performance
    (111)
    Story
    (110)

    He scared me. He thrilled me. And after one touch, all I could think about was getting more . . . Makayla never thought she'd set foot in an elite mixed martial arts club. But if anyone needs a medic on hand, it's these guys. Then again, at her first sight of the club's owner, she's the one feeling breathless. The man they call Torment is all sleek muscle and restrained power. Whether it's in the ring or in the bedroom, he knows exactly when a soft touch is required and when to launch a full-on assault.

    Jordy says: "I’m a sucker for strong Alpha males!"
    "Good God I Wish He Were Mine!"
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    Would you listen to Against the Ropes again? Why?

    I have listened to this one twice. It was so good, so sexy and so very BAD!!!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Against the Ropes?

    The beginning was pretty funny when she chases Torment inside the ring to collect his ticket. But there are so many little scenes,


    Which character – as performed by Lucy Rivers – was your favorite?

    I though the doctor was pretty hysterical. Kind of reminded me of a very buff sexy hunk with the personality of Mr. Roper from Three's Company.


    Any additional comments?

    good listen, the second in the series is out and I have already down loaded for a good listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alpha

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Jasinda Wilder
    • Narrated By Summer Roberts, Tyler Donne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (361)
    Performance
    (337)
    Story
    (343)

    I found an envelope in the mail. No return address. My name on the front, my address. Inside was a check, made out to me, in the amount of 10 thousand dollars. Enough to pay the bills and leave me some left over to live on until I found a job. Enough to let me focus on classes. There was no name on the check, just "VRI Inc.", and a post office box address for somewhere in the city. No hint of identity or reason for the check or anything. No mention of repayment, interest, nothing...except a single word, on the notes line: "You." Just those three letters.

    NEW NAME says: "Whew....that was....WOW!"
    "WOWZER this was good!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Alpha to be better than the print version?

    Ilike to listen to book rather than read. It frees me up to do things while getting into a good book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Alpha?

    I guess it was when she finds out what he REALLY wants. Sorry no spoilers here.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I don't have a particular favorite, but i enjoyed watching the love connection happen at it's finest.


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

    I'm not very creative with questions like this, this is why I'm a listener not a writer.


    Any additional comments?

    Put this on your list. You wont regret it. :-)

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sixth Grave on the Edge: Charley Davidson, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Darynda Jones
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (760)
    Performance
    (723)
    Story
    (716)

    Most girls might think twice before getting engaged to someone like Reyes Farrow - but Charley Davidson is not most girls. She’s a paranormal private eye and grim-reaper-in-training who’s known to be a bit of a hell-raiser, especially after a few shots of caffeine. Her beloved Reyes may be the only begotten son of evil, but he’s dark and sultry and deeply sexy and everything Charley could hope for. Really. But when the FBI file on Reyes’ childhood happens to land into her lap, she can’t help herself: She opens it...and then the real fun begins.

    RabidReads says: "This book could change EVERYTHING!"
    "One of My Favorite Series!!! 6 STARS all around!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes Yes Yes! But sadly not many of my friends that are avid readers as I am are very interested in paranormal books. But I have told them this is the series to start.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    This is a hard one. I think it's Cookie in most of them, definitely in this one because sh just cracks me up with everything that comes out of her mouth.


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

    Her delivery is spot on. Her voices are perfect. She's perfect.


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

    I laughed throughout this entire book. I alway do with this series.


    Any additional comments?

    worth the credit. I listened to this one straight through.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Carter Reed

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Tijan
    • Narrated By Lucy Rivers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (191)
    Performance
    (174)
    Story
    (180)

    Emma decided to skip the gym and went home early. It was the last easy decision she made because she found her roommate being raped by her boyfriend. She had two choices: Call the cops and be killed by his family's mafia connections or kill him first and hope to survive. There was no choice to her. She killed the bastard first and went to the one person who could protect her: Carter Reed. He's a weapon

    karen says: "Mr ALPHA - Those eyes, all those dark Promises"
    "Where IS The Rest?"
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    Where does Carter Reed rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I would put this in my favorite category but not on my favorite listens.


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

    yes I would, I think she has potential for a good story line build up.


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

    No this was the first, I will try her again though.


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

    My extreme reaction was who chopped up this book? There seems to be so much more to this story that was deleted out of the book. In the first chapter it throws you right in but it feels incomplete in a way. There is no character build up, barely any description in her story telling. I just feel like this book could have been twice the length and could have been great rather than just OK.


    Any additional comments?

    It just fell a little short with me. I have a feeling the editor and publisher shredded it. Because the book has a feel like eventually we will know more but it never got there.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sweet Dreams

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Kristen Ashley
    • Narrated By Emma Taylor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (104)
    Performance
    (96)
    Story
    (99)

    When the rough-around-the-edges Tate meets the high-class Lauren, he thinks she won't fit in at Bubba's. Yet there's more to Lauren than meets the eye, and Tate soon sets his mind on claiming her as his own. Before long, the desire burning between them is heating up the cold mountain air. But when violence strikes the town, Tate must reveal a dark secret to Lauren - one that may put an end to their sweet dreams.

    Yvette says: "I'M IN LOVE WITH THIS BOOK! IT'S JUST WOW!"
    "Sweet Dreams Oh MY!"
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    Would you listen to Sweet Dreams again? Why?

    I have listened to this book twice and I probably will listen to it again later on. I usually try for a repeat when the book is pretty much awesome.


    What other book might you compare Sweet Dreams to and why?

    Kristen Ashley is no fluff piece writer, she seems to get right into it and boy did she!
    I consider her an auto download. I simply love everything she puts out there and gobble it up like a needy chick. Lol. most of her writing with it's characeters usually have the same feel but different in every way. I recommend everything on her book shelf with her name.


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

    i just loved the listen. her voices were great.


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

    yes, the whole pool scene was good from the beginning of the chapter to the very end.


    Any additional comments?

    Again, I recommend everything she writes.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Better When He's Bad: Welcome to the Point, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Jay Crownover
    • Narrated By Mia Barron, Leland King
    Overall
    (128)
    Performance
    (122)
    Story
    (122)

    Meet Shane Baxter. Sexy, dark, and dangerous, Bax isn't just from the wrong side of the tracks, he is the wrong side of the tracks. A criminal, a thug, and a brawler, he was the master of bad choices, until one such choice landed him in prison for five years. Now Bax is out and looking for answers, and he doesn't care what he has to do or who he has to hurt to get them. But there's a new player in the game, and she's much too innocent, much too soft…and standing directly in his way.

    Yvette says: "SUPERB, EXCELLENT, GRIPPING AND GRITTY!"
    "BAD BAX = SEXY LISTEN"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This had everything I love in a book, It's a thrilling fast paced romance with a great story line. It gripped me into the fold in the very first chapter.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Better When He's Bad?

    the final show down was seriously tense. I thought it was well written and you find a little bit of a secret in that big scene that clicks it all together.


    Which character – as performed by Mia Barron and Leland King – was your favorite?

    I loved every character, but of course the hero was my favorite. HE WAS BAD TO THE BONE WITH HEAT AND PURE SEX.


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

    I did listen to this one in one sitting and worth every second of my time.


    Any additional comments?

    i know that Trace's story is coming in October and I am anxiously waiting.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Drop Dead Gorgeous

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Linda Howard
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
    Overall
    (153)
    Performance
    (95)
    Story
    (91)

    Blair Mallory, last seen in To Die For, has already survived one murder attempt. Now, while planning her wedding and dealing with holiday-season madness, Blair once again dodges a bullet. Or, more precisely, a Buick. And though the driver's identity remains a mystery, his or her murderous intentions are all too clear.

    SassiKassi says: "This narrator is great!"
    "Oh Blair, You Crack ME Up!"
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    Would you listen to Drop Dead Gorgeous again? Why?

    Yes! And I have listened to it several timeseach time was better than the last.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I just really love the banter with Blair and her man. She's so sassy and it makes Wyatt CRAZY CRAZY in love!


    What about Joyce Bean’s performance did you like?

    Not a huge fan of Joyce Bean, I thought she sounded too old but I guess after my umpteenth listen I just got used to it. The story out weighs the narration.


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

    No crying in this book. Laughter, oh yeah. This book had me in the first five minuted doubled over. It was a whole fight about Blair being BLAIR BLOODSWORTH.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a great follow up book from the first, 'TO DIE FOR'.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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