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  • Delusion In Death: In Death, Book 35

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1765)
    Performance
    (1543)
    Story
    (1526)

    It was just another after-work happy-hour bar downtown, where business professionals unwound with a few drinks, complained about the boss, maybe hooked up with someone for the night. Until something went terribly wrong. At first it was just a friction in the air. The noise intensified. The crowd seemed oppressive. Some sharp words were exchanged, some pushing and shoving. Then the madness descended. And after 12 minutes of chaos and violence, 80 people lay dead.

    Lisa says: "Robb, Dallas & Ericksen - what a Fantastic Combo"
    "Roark's voice is different"
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    What made the experience of listening to Delusion In Death the most enjoyable?

    I look forward to all the In Death books and watch for the next. Enjoyable? Always a new story line. Keeps me listening. Love to guess who the murderer is.


    What other book might you compare Delusion In Death to and why?

    Fantasy in Death


    What three words best describe Susan Ericksen’s voice?

    Something was off


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mystery Man

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Kristen Ashley
    • Narrated By Kate Russell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (967)
    Performance
    (919)
    Story
    (922)

    Gwendolyn Kidd has met the man of her dreams. He's hot, he's sexy, and what started as a no-names-exchanged night of passion has blossomed into a year and a half-long pleasure fest. Sure, it's a little strange that he only appears in her bed at night, but Gwen is so sure he's the one, she just can't turn him away…. Hawk Delgado knows more about Gwen than she could ever imagine. She's gorgeous, headstrong, and skittish about relationships. But Hawk is facing his own demons, demons that keep him from connecting with anyone.

    Angela says: "Fan-freakin-tastic!!!!!"
    "Dominant man, submissive woman"
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    Would you try another book from Kristen Ashley and/or Kate Russell?

    Maybe


    What could Kristen Ashley have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    A stronger Gwen. Men who do not force their point of view.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Kate Russell’s performances?

    Maybe. She did a good job with Gwen and Hawks voices but not so goo with the other men.


    What character would you cut from Mystery Man?

    Mitch - he was never developed - no need for this character.


    Any additional comments?

    The character Hawk reminds me of Ranger from the Janet Evanovich - Stephanie Plum novels.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fatal Justice

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Marie Force
    • Narrated By Katie Sparer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (273)
    Performance
    (228)
    Story
    (222)

    Standing over the body of a Supreme Court nominee, Lieutenant Sam Holland is hip-deep in another high-profile murder case. The fact that she was one of the last people to see Julian Sinclair alive just complicates things even more. On the plus side, her relationship with Senator Nick Cappuano is heating up - but it's also attracting a lot of unwanted media attention and blinding flash bulbs.

    Sandra says: "Wow...a must read"
    "Good second book in the series"
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    What made the experience of listening to Fatal Justice the most enjoyable?

    Good story line.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Liked the combo of a Senator and the police.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Katie Sparer’s performances?

    Not unless it is with an author I really like


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Reader did not change most of the characters. Ms. Sparer might be a better reader of children's books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Festive in Death: In Death, Book 39

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    Overall
    (855)
    Performance
    (782)
    Story
    (783)

    Personal trainer Trey Ziegler was in peak physical condition. If you didn't count the kitchen knife in his well-toned chest. Lieutenant Eve Dallas soon discovers a lineup of women who'd been loved and left by the narcissistic gym rat. While Dallas sorts through the list of Ziegler's enemies, she's also dealing with her Christmas shopping list - plus the guest list for her and her billionaire husband's upcoming holiday bash.

    BG853 says: "A Feast for In Death devotees"
    "Better than the last several In Death books"
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    What made the experience of listening to Festive in Death the most enjoyable?

    I look forward to all the In Death books. It's like visiting old friends.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Festive in Death?

    The gift from Feeney


    Which character – as performed by Susan Ericksen – was your favorite?

    All are great. She has a different voice for the various characters and repeats the characters voices in book after book. Sounded like Ms. Ericksen had a cold when performing this book.


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

    A film would destroy the images I have formed of the characters.


    Any additional comments?

    I would like a prequel that focuses on Feeney in homicide and Eve as his aide. Focus on Feeney's family and the growth of Eve's career.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • The Devaney Brothers: Daniel (Daniel's Desire): The Devaneys, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Sherryl Woods
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (42)

    When a runaway teen surfaces at Molly Creighton's tavern, Daniel Devaney's job as a child advocate forces him to investigate…and to confront his tumultuous past with Molly. Though a tragic loss shattered their relationship four years ago, Daniel is now ready to accept responsibility for their breakup and make a fresh start. Their overwhelming attraction is undulled by time, but Molly fears risking her heart again. Daniel vows to banish the shadows from her eyes and prove he is the man she needs him to be.

    Bookworm says: "3 brothers deserted by parents re-unite"
    "3 brothers deserted by parents re-unite"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Good story of brothers reuniting and meeting their spouses. Appalling treatment by parents who deserted their three oldest and took their two youngest who they raised and never told them they desired their three oldest. Unforgivable actions by parents. The ending where the now grown brothers forgive and reunite with their parents hard to understand.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Sherryl Woods again?

    yes


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    would suggest two readers, one for the males and one for the females.


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    An understandable reason for desertion and some effort by the parents to see their sons were given good homes with loving parents.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Finding Perfect: Fool's Gold, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Susan Mallery
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (363)
    Performance
    (238)
    Story
    (238)

    When Pia O’Brian’s best friend dies, Pia expects to inherit her cherished cat. Instead, the woman leaves Pia three frozen embryos. With a disastrous track record in the romance department and the parenting skills of a hamster, Pia doesn’t think she’s meant for motherhood. But determined to do the right thing, Pia decides to become a single mother. Only to meet a gorgeous, sexy hunk the very same day. Raoul thought he was done with women and commitment, but he can't get sweet, sexy Pia out of his mind.

    Jeanette says: "Best one yet !!!"
    "Funny and light"
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    Would you listen to Finding Perfect again? Why?

    I would re-read if I want a good laugh and escape.


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

    Laugh


    Any additional comments?

    I'm glad I had bought this before I read the second book in this series. I really disliked book 2 and would not have purchased Finding Perfect. If I had not I would have missed a fun read. Pia is funny and self depreciating. I enjoyed hearing more about her.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Almost Perfect: A Fool's Gold Romance, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Susan Mallery
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (366)
    Performance
    (243)
    Story
    (237)

    Back in high school, Liz Sutton was the girl from the wrong side of the tracks. Then she’d stolen the heart of the most popular boy in town, and their secret romance helped her through the worst of times. Until Ethan Hendrix betrayed her and everything they’d ever meant to each other. Devastated and pregnant, Liz left Fool’s Gold, California – forever, she thought.

    Judy says: "Hero or Zero?"
    "Some men are pigs"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Since Ethan is such a self centered butt. It would have been better if he struggled in business and in male friends. How could such a mean, weak and selfish person be successful?


    Would you ever listen to anything by Susan Mallery again?

    Probably. Not all of her books have such despicable characters.


    What about Tanya Eby’s performance did you like?

    Her energy.


    Did Almost Perfect inspire you to do anything?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    Ethan's mother was incredibly mean and a gossip. This is a terrible dis-service to small towns and makes the town catty and a bunch of bullies. No thought to the young boy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • All That Glitters

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Linda Howard
    • Narrated By Emily Rose
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (20)

    Greek billionaire playboy Nikolas Constantinos intended to conclude the business deal with Jessica Stanton, a.k.a. The Black Widow, as quickly as possible. Love hadn't been part of his plan. A hot affair or a one-night stand was all he'd allow. Because love would lead to marriage. And marriage to Jessica, a woman with a scandalous past, could ruin him. But love was the one thing he couldn't control.

    Kristin says: "The worst Linda Howard book ever!!"
    "Abuse of a woman"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Nothing could make this a 4-5 star review. Hard to believe that 30 plus years ago this launched a writer whose novels I've enjoyed.


    Has All That Glitters turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No. I enjoy a light romance but just not books from this initial publication date. I've continued to look for Linda Howard books but now realize her books from the '80's should be skipped.


    What three words best describe Emily Rose’s voice?

    Nice voice


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    no


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Fatal Judgment

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Irene Hannon
    • Narrated By Brian Hutchinson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (84)
    Performance
    (63)
    Story
    (66)

    RITA Award winner Irene Hannon has also won the Holt Medallion and the Daphne du Maurier Award for her romantic suspense. U.S. Marshal Jake Taylor loathes guarding federal judge Liz Michaels. How can he protect the coldhearted workaholic who drove herlate husband, Jake’s best friend, to suicide? But as he gets to know Liz better, his heart—and her life—are soon in danger.

    Jennifer says: "Great book, needs better narration..."
    "Great story, poor narration"
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    Would you listen to Fatal Judgment again? Why?

    Yes but would prefer a narrator who puts emotion in the read and makes an effort to differ the voices of the different characters.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Fatal Judgment?

    The judge's effort to free herself.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Brian Hutchinson’s performances?

    Not sure. I see he has done the narration of the other books in the series so I may just to here the rest of the series.


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator makes or breaks an audio book. Would encourage the author to audition the narrator. Might want to consider a female narrator. They seem to be able to vary voices and do a better job with male voices than a man does female voices.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Single Thread: The Cobbled Court Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Marie Bostwick
    • Narrated By Pam Ward, Lorna Raver
    Overall
    (407)
    Performance
    (340)
    Story
    (339)

    Marie Bostwick weaves the unforgettable story of four very different women whose paths cross, changing their lives forever. It’s a long way from Fort Worth, Texas, to New Bern, Connecticut, yet it only takes a day in the charming Yankee town to make Evelyn Dixon realize she’s found her new home. The abrupt end of her marriage was Evelyn’s wake-up call to get busy chasing her dream of opening a quilt shop. Finding a storefront is easy enough; starting a new life isn’t....

    betty says: "Just a hint."
    "A Good Yarn in a Quilt shop"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of A Single Thread to be better than the print version?

    No


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Single Thread?

    Cancer battle


    How could the performance have been better?

    Different narrators


    If you could take any character from A Single Thread out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Margo. She cares for others and has a a good giving heart.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Trauma Alert: First Responders, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Radclyffe
    • Narrated By Nicole Vilencia
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (135)
    Performance
    (129)
    Story
    (127)

    Dr. Ali Torveau knows just how fragile life can be - she sees death and tragedy every day in the trauma unit. Battling the dark forces of fate is her life's work and she doesn't want or need anything else, certainly nothing as transient as love. Plenty of women try to change her mind, but she never has any trouble saying no. Not until the day firefighter Beau Cross shows up in her ER and sets Ali’s carefully ordered world aflame.

    Dandylion says: "I have Narrator Trauma"
    "unexpected"
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    What would have made Trauma Alert better?

    i wish the summary had indicated the characters were gay. Good reason to read the reviews.


    2 of 7 people found this review helpful

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