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Deborah

Oak Park, IL, United States | Member Since 2004

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  • Call Me Irresistible

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Susan Elizabeth Phillips
    • Narrated By Shannon Cochran
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (981)
    Performance
    (440)
    Story
    (426)

    Call Me Irresistible is the book Susan Elizabeth Phillips's readers have long awaited. Ted, better known as "little Teddy," the nine-year-old heartbreak kid from Phillips's first best seller, Fancy Pants, and as "young Teddy," the hunky new college graduate in Lady Be Good, is all grown up now—along with Lucy from First Lady and Meg from What I Did for Love. They're ready to take center stage in a saucy, funny, and highly addictive tale fans will love.

    "unknown" says: "SEP is Back In The Game!! Loved It!"
    "Loved it!"
    Overall

    I couldn't remember the detailed histories of the repeat characters but loved it anyway. It is always a please to read these author.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Mad Scientist's Daughter

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Cassandra Rose Clarke
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (24)

    Finn looks and acts human, though he has no desire to be. He was programmed to assist his owners, and performs his duties to perfection. A billion-dollar construct, his primary task now is to tutor Cat. As she grows into a beautiful young woman, Finn is her guardian, her constant companion…and more. But when the government grants rights to the ever-increasing robot population, however, Finn struggles to find his place in the world, and in Cat’s heart.

    Joe Frazier says: "An Exquisite Tale of Transforming Love"
    "Was sucked in despite weaknesses"
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    There's a lot to like about this book. Finn's character is amazing and intriguing. Cat - not so much. The book is way too long. It would have been great to cut to the chase wtihout everything in the middle. And I can't quite forgive Cat for what she does to Richard but can't say much more without giving away spoilers.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Endlessly: Paranormalcy Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Kiersten White
    • Narrated By Emily Eiden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (84)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (78)

    Evie's paranormal past keeps coming back to haunt her. A new director at the International Paranormal Containment Agency wants to drag her back to headquarters. The Dark Faerie Queen is torturing humans in her poisonous realm. And supernatural creatures keep insisting that Evie is the only one who can save them from a mysterious, perilous fate. The clock is ticking on the entire paranormal world. And its fate rests solely in Evie's hands. So much for normal.

    Lisa says: "Nice ending, just for ONE thing..."
    "Great ending although a bit tedious"
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    I would have given it 4 1/2 if that were possible. While I still love Evie, I was getting a little weighed down by her bad decisions and not even listening to anyone's story. In the end, though, I was more than satisfied with the finale. I even got teary listening to the acknowledgements!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cress: The Lunar Chronicles

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Marissa Meyer
    • Narrated By Rebecca Soler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (478)
    Performance
    (451)
    Story
    (451)

    In this third audiobook in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles series, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, now with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they're plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and prevent her army from invading Earth. Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl trapped on a satellite since childhood who's only ever had her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker. Unfortunately, she's being forced to work for Queen Levana, and she's just received orders to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice.

    AudioAddict says: "Very clever story (and series)"
    "Thought this was the end"
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    I was pretty shocked when I got to the end and the story didn't finish. For some reason, thought this was a trilogy. And with audiobooks, you don't always see that you're near the end!

    I really love this series and can't wait to see how it all comes together.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Witch's Handbook of Kisses and Curses: Half Moon Hollow, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1761)
    Performance
    (1636)
    Story
    (1630)

    Nola Leary would have been content to stay in Kilcairy, Ireland, healing villagers at her family’s clinic with a mix of magic and modern medicine. But a series of ill-timed omens and a deathbed promise to her grandmother have sent her on a quest to Half-Moon Hollow, Kentucky, to secure her family’s magical potency for the next generation. Her supernatural task? To unearth four artifacts hidden by her grandfather before a rival magical family beats her to it. Complication One: The artifacts are lost somewhere in vampire Jane Jameson’s occult bookshop. Complication Two: Her new neighbor, Jed Trudeau, keeps turning up half-naked at the strangest times....

    Diana Turmenne says: "One of the best spin offs I have read!"
    "Expected More"
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    Maybe my expectations were too high after reading other Molly Harper books. These characters were not particularly amusing. And the main character's Boston/Irish accent was just horrible. I cringed for the first hour trying to figure out what the narrator was trying to do. I suppose it would be a hard mix to pull off but it was seriously distracting. The love interest had an equally annoying voice. I'm just glad it's over!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gunmetal Magic

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Ilona Andrews
    • Narrated By Renée Raudman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (939)
    Performance
    (843)
    Story
    (847)

    After being kicked out of the Order of the Knights of Merciful Aid, Andrea's whole existence is in shambles. She tries to put herself back together by working for Cutting Edge, a small investigative firm owned by her best friend. When several shapeshifters working for Raphael Medrano-the male alpha of the Clan Bouda, and Andrea's former lover-die unexpectedly at a dig site, Andrea is assigned to investigate.

    Kelly says: "Enjoyable"
    "Loved Andrea's story!"
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    I think my favorite part was listening to the narrator do the character's voices in warrior form. You can't get that reading a book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Free: I'm Dreaming of an Undead Christmas

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    Overall
    (2012)
    Performance
    (1828)
    Story
    (1823)

    It's Christmas in Half-Moon Hollow and newly turned vampire Iris Scanlon-Calix wants to make Gigi's first visit home from college as normal and special as possible. It's taken months for Iris to work up the nerve to spend time around her baby sister after her vampire transition, so she enlists help from Jane Jameson and Company to keep her blood-thirst under control and assure Gigi's safety. Gigi, on the other hand, has problems of her own, including the demise of her relationship with high school sweetheart, Ben, and a looming job interview with Ophelia Lambert, the scariest potential employer in the Hollow.

    AudioAddict says: "Clever Christmas Cheer!"
    "Nice Story"
    Overall
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    I enjoy this series and this was a nice addition. My only complaint is that it seemed to end abruptly without any closure. I guess that's what you get with a short story. Looking forward to the characters returning in a full length book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Everything in Its Time: Time Travel Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Dee Davis
    • Narrated By Ross Pendleton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (151)
    Performance
    (142)
    Story
    (142)

    Years ago while vacationing in Scotland, Katherine St. Claire believed she'd found the love of her life. She shared a night of passion with a stranger, in a hotel castle called Duncreag. But come morning, her lover had disappeared. And she has spent the last eight years trying to convince herself it was all a dream... Living in the 15th century, Iain Mackintosh remains haunted by the memory of his greatest love. Eight years ago, she disappeared, leaving behind a cairngorm earring as the only evidence of her existence.

    Grace says: "A nice listen."
    "Got hung up on Time Travel issues"
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    I'm usually a sucker for a good time travel romance but this one just had too many problems. The characters changed history again and again. One character was able to use silly American idioms in his poor gaelic. And maybe some of the dialogue sounded more absurd coming from a male narrator.

    I finished the book hoping it would make more sense but sadly, no. It was really too unbelievable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Sea of Tranquility: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Katja Millay
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne, Candace Thaxton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (286)
    Performance
    (264)
    Story
    (264)

    Former piano prodigy Nastya Kashnikov wants two things: to get through high school without anyone learning about her past and to make the boy who took everything from her - her identity, her spirit, her will to live - pay. Josh Bennett’s story is no secret: Every person he loves has been taken from his life until, at 17 years old, there is no one left. Now all he wants is be left alone and people allow it because when your name is synonymous with death, everyone tends to give you your space.

    Everyone except Nastya, the mysterious new girl at school who starts showing up and won’t go away until she’s insinuated herself into every aspect of his life.

    Katheryne says: "My favorite book in 2013"
    "All Time Favorite!"
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    This was such an amazing book. I kept waiting to be disappointed somehow but it never happened. I had to stop and take breaks just to give myself some breathing room.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Riddle in Stone: The Riddle in Stone, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Robert Evert
    • Narrated By Fleet Cooper
    Overall
    (59)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (57)

    Long after the last of the great heroes of old has died, the Undead King is stirring again, amassing a goblin horde ready to sweep out of the mountains and destroy all of humanity. The only thing preventing utter annihilation is Edmund - a stuttering librarian who knows a secret, a secret that every thief, assassin, and king would kill to have. Fleeing from relentless peril, Edmund wages a solitary battle against an ancient evil. But how can one man succeed when so many before him have failed?

    r. says: "Excellent story."
    "Good Adventure!"
    Overall
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    I loved the characters and enjoyed the story for the most part. My 4 stars is because of the continuing darker and more horrible events that happen throughout the book. I don't enjoy the feeling of despair and always like to know there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

    Edmund was a unique and fascinating hero.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cinder: Book One of the Lunar Chronicles

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Marissa Meyer
    • Narrated By Rebecca Soler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1400)
    Performance
    (1258)
    Story
    (1266)

    Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl.... Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle.

    Staaj says: "Surpised by how much I enjoyed it"
    "Cinderella story gone WILD"
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    The book started as a twist on the Cinderella story but took on some strange and fun twists. I really enjoyed it and think the narration was a big plus.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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