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Gina Baker

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Baltimore, MD USA | Member Since 2010

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  • 5 reviews
  • 5 ratings
  • 277 titles in library
  • 19 purchased in 2014
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  • Blood Born

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Linda Howard, Linda Jones
    • Narrated By Vanessa Hart
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (289)
    Performance
    (130)
    Story
    (138)

    Luca Ambrus is a rare breed: vampire from birth, begotten by vampire parents, blood born. He is also an agent of the Council - the centuries-old cabal that governs vampirekind, preserving their secrecy and destroying those who betray them.

    RRWS says: "Good start for a series"
    "TWO WRITERS MEAN TOO MANY WORDS"
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    I read the good reveiws and purchased. What I missed where the reveiws that said the story was wordy. As you listen to the narrator you start to wonder when she was going to get back to the story and get off how a character feels or felt years ago that really did not move the story along at all. Just words and description that the writers wanted to add. It almost feels like they got paid per word, because there were alot of them that the story really does not need. Also, there were some parts of the story that were repetitive to the point of being completely useless to the story any longer.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Thankless in Death: In Death, Book 37

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1559)
    Performance
    (1397)
    Story
    (1407)

    For Lieutenant Eve Dallas of the NYPSD, the job is a useful reminder of what she has to be grateful for this season. Hosting Roarke's big Irish family for the holiday may be challenging, but it’s a joyful improvement on her own dark childhood. Other couples aren’t as lucky as Eve and Roarke. The Reinholds, for example, are lying on the floor of their Downing Street apartment, stabbed and bludgeoned almost beyond recognition. Those who knew them are stunned - and even more heartbroken by the overwhelming evidence that they were murdered by their own son.

    Patricia says: "Violence vs. Sentiment"
    "THERE IS SOMETHING MISSING IN EVE'S WORLD!"
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    I am such a fan of the"In Death" series that I can tell from just a few sentences what book I am listening to without seeing the title. What has made me such a fan is the characters and of course Susan Ericksen's portrayal of them. For me the last few books have been a bit of a let down. The formula of personal life and investigative life for Eve was perfect. Her interactions with friends and even criminals made the stories funny, sad, thoughtful and very entertaining. This book and the one before were just about investigation and the criminal. The person with the biggest voice in this book was the criminal and I just got tired of hearing him call women ugly names and act like a child. There is just something missing from this book. I hope it comes back in the next book because I will definately be buying it. Although I was looking for more, I still love the world of Eve Dallas.

    20 of 21 people found this review helpful
  • It Happened One Autumn: Wallflower Series #2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Lisa Kleypas
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1164)
    Performance
    (744)
    Story
    (759)

    Where beautiful but bold Lillian Bowman quickly learned that her independent American ways weren’t entirely “the thing.” And the most disapproving of all was insufferable, snobbish, and impossible Marcus, Lord Westcliff, London’s most eligible aristocrat.

    Caroline says: "Did not like main female charactor's voice"
    "I like every character EXCEPT Lillian!"
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    This reveiw may have some SPOILERS


    Of all the books I've read from Lisa Kleypas, I think this is first time I really could not stand the heroine of the book. I understand strong willed and usually Lisa gets it right. Lillian, however was equal parts annoying and irritating. She was childish, arrogant, selfish and rude. I know her parents were a real trip, but to me that did not excuse the way she behaved. Even her sister felt the need to apologize to a mutual friend for the things that Lillian said to her. When Lillian got so angry that Westcliff talked to her father about them that she left her room in her night clothes, seemed just too much. Overall I think this was a good story and I loved all the other characters. Yes, even St.Vincent and the old countess. At least they did'nt have crazy mood swings.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • New York to Dallas: In Death, Book 33

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2102)
    Performance
    (1821)
    Story
    (1817)

    It was one of Eve Dallas’s earliest takedowns, back in her uniform days. A monster named Isaac McQueen had been abducting young victims and leaving them scarred in both mind and body. Thanks to Eve, he wound up where he belonged, removed from civilized society in Rikers. But he’s not behind bars anymore. After his escape, McQueen has two things in mind. One is to take up where he left off, preying on the young and innocent - when necessary, with the help of a female partner all too willing to be manipulated and to aid and abet his crimes.

    helen says: "How does she do it?"
    "One name "Roarke"!"
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    The first time I experienced this series was when I purchased "Naked In Death" It just seemed interesting and since it was the first one I figured if I did not like it, I would just not buy any other books. When I heard Susan do Roarke for the first time, that was it for me. I love this character! He is sexy, cool, loving, loyal, and hopelessly in love with Eve. Kudos to Susan for the brilliant job she does with all the character voices, but especially for the way she manages to bring all of Roarke's emotions and feelings for Eve alive and while holding on to that sexy Irish accent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • You Slay Me: Aisling Grey, Guardian, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Katie MacAlister
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    Overall
    (611)
    Performance
    (348)
    Story
    (349)

    You Slay Me is a lusty romance novel with amusing supernatural undercurrents. When courier Aisling Grey is dispatched to Paris to deliver a priceless dragon statue to a rich and eccentric female collector, she finds the intended recipient the apparent victim of a demonic ritual. And that's just the beginning of Aisling's discoveries.

    E. Moore says: "You Slay Me, With Dry Mouth"
    "Good Book, Distracting Noise"
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    I read this book in paperback years ago and thought it might be nice to revisit it in audio form. It is a funny, witty and very entertaining story. My biggest problem is the narrator. It is not the voices she does, because they are very good. My problem is the swallowing sound that she makes constantly. I usually listen to audio books on my Ipod. The sound is quite distracting and a little disgusting to listen to it through earphones. I'm not really happy about having to write this review, but I just want anyone else who would purchase this to be aware that the noise occurs ALOT. Other than that, I have no problem with the story or narrator.

    6 of 10 people found this review helpful

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