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Katha

Kingwood, TX, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • Otherwise Engaged

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Amanda Quick
    • Narrated By Louise Jane Underwood
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (139)
    Performance
    (125)
    Story
    (125)

    Miss Amity Doncaster, world traveler, is accustomed to adventure and risk. Benedict Stanbridge, a man of science and a spy for the Crown, has faced danger in the darker corners of foreign lands. But they are about to face a threat that is shockingly close to home . . . One does not expect to be kidnapped on a London street in broad daylight.

    Susanna says: "An engaging return to earlier Quick style"
    "A Romance that is not Romantic"
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    It seemed Ms. Quick wanted to write a Victorian murder mystery but knows you have to input a romance, so she threw in two unremarkable sex scenes in odd places and done. There wasn't a single bit of sexual tension, which is much more important. I used to love Ms. Quick's quirky heroines and dark heroes. This heroine tried to be quirky but the hero felt like a school boy, whether by the writing or the reader, I wasn't sure. This is a very lightweight romance, if that is your type.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • One Night Scandal: The Spinster Club, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Christie Kelley
    • Narrated By Ashford MacNab
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (27)

    Born on the wrong side of the blanket, matchmaker Sophie Reynard understands the consequences of unbridled desire all too well. Despite the many highborn friends she has matched, falling in love with an aristocrat without a pedigree of her own would be an act of futility. But that doesn't stop her from succumbing to one evening of anonymous passion.

    Katha says: "Same thing, chapter after chapter"
    "Same thing, chapter after chapter"
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    Any additional comments?

    The story: Marry me? I can't marry you. Over and over and over ....

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Unveiled

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Courtney Milan
    • Narrated By Rebecca De Leeuw
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (271)
    Performance
    (239)
    Story
    (235)

    Ash Turner has waited a lifetime to seek revenge on the man who ruined his family—and now the time for justice has arrived. At Parford Manor, he intends to take his place as the rightful heir to the dukedom and settle an old score with the current duke once and for all. But instead he finds himself drawn to a tempting beauty who has the power to undo all his dreams of vengeance….

    Kelli says: "Excellent Historical Romance"
    "Not enough action"
    Overall
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    Any additional comments?

    I love a good romance but there has to be action to the story as well. This was too much thinking, discussing, agonizing . . . and I did not connect with the heroine's reason to stay away.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dragon Bound: Elder Races Series #1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Thea Harrison
    • Narrated By Sophie Eastlake
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2004)
    Performance
    (1754)
    Story
    (1765)

    Half human and half Wyr, Pia Giovanni spent her life keeping a low profile among the Wyrkind and avoiding the continuing conflict between them and their Dark Fae enemies. But after being blackmailed into stealing a coin from the hoard of a dragon, Pia finds herself targeted by one of the most powerful---and passionate---of the Elder Races.

    V says: "Woo Freakin Hoo!"
    "Finished the series, loved them all"
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    Any additional comments?

    I dislike the vampire/werewolf series and was hesitant about this one. But there are all sorts of creatures and I loved that. Dragon, griffin, fairy, gargoyle, etc. The "world-building" is not so detailed as to annoy like so many of them. I enjoyed from page 1. The romance is steamy and enjoyable. The f-bomb is annoying, and may turn some romance readers off. I loved the characters (who doesn't want a dragon; women are strong). Great series. Give it a try.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Wicked Deeds of Daniel MacKenzie: Highland Pleasures, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Jennifer Ashley
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (221)
    Performance
    (209)
    Story
    (208)

    Daniel Mackenzie lives up to the reputation of the scandalous Mackenzie family - he has wealth, looks, and talent, and women love him. When he meets Violet Bastien - one of the most famous spiritual mediums in England - he immediately knows two things: that Miss Bastien is a fraud, and that he’s wildly attracted to her.

    Vinity says: "Off just a bit and frustrating reader"
    "Read Ian and Elliot"
    Overall
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    Any additional comments?

    I think Ian's story is the best romance ever; I think Elliot's story was just slightly #2. But the ick factor of Daniel's story was just too much. I finished it thinking it had to eventually have something I would enjoy. It did not. Sorry.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Beyond the Highland Mist: Highlander, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Karen Marie Moning
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2107)
    Performance
    (1284)
    Story
    (1287)

    He was known throughout the kingdom as Hawk, legendary predator of the battlefield and the boudoir. No woman could refuse his touch, but no woman ever stirred his heart - until a vengeful fairy tumbled Adrienne de Simone out of modern-day Seattle and into medieval Scotland.

    E. Anderson says: "Loved It!!"
    "Even on Sale, not good enough."
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    Would you ever listen to anything by Karen Marie Moning again?

    No


    What didn’t you like about Phil Gigante’s performance?

    Makes the girl voices sound silly.


    Any additional comments?

    Tries to include humor in exactly the wrong spots, and it never works. Actively disliked the ending to the second book. Deleted the third.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Then Came You: Gambler of Craven's Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Lisa Kleypas
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (733)
    Performance
    (459)
    Story
    (456)

    Reckless, wild, and beautiful, Lily Lawson delights in shocking proper London society – and now she is determined to rescue her sister from an unwanted impending marriage to the notorious Alex, Lord Raiford, by fair means or foul. But while she succeeds outrageously, Alex is a master gamesman who is not to be undone.

    Mandy Hepler says: "Addictive"
    "Hard to care about the Heroine"
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    What disappointed you about Then Came You: Gambler of Craven's Series, Book 1?

    I usually LOVE Kleypas. I liked the hero but I just couldn't care about the heroine. I know I was supposed to feel sorry for what had happened to her but something about her behavior kept me from caring. Not my favorite.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lord of Darkness

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs)
    • By Elizabeth Hoyt
    • Narrated By Emma Taylor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (208)
    Performance
    (190)
    Story
    (190)

    Since the death of his first wife, Godric St. John has devoted his nights to protecting the innocent of London disguised as the notorious Ghost of St. Giles. When Lord Griffin Reading discovers Godric's secret double life he presents him with an offer he can't refuse, and Godric finds himself married to a young - and pregnant - stranger. Two years ago Lady Margaret "Megs" Reading lost both her lover and her unborn child - but not before being forced into a marriage of convenience with Godric St. John....

    J-9 says: "BRING BACK ASHFORD MCNAB - PLEASE!!!"
    "Ignore the reader and enjoy the book."
    Overall
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    Any additional comments?

    Another fun romance from Elizabeth Hoyt. The reader makes every man in the book sound like an idiot so you have to get used to that at the beginning and then just enjoy the story. LOVE this series! Get the other reader back for the next book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • To Taste Temptation: Legend of the Four Soldiers, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By Elizabeth Hoyt
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (281)
    Performance
    (174)
    Story
    (173)

    Britain’s high society—le bon ton—loves nothing more than a good scandal, and they’re giddy with the appearance of wealthy Samuel Hartley. Not only is he self-made, American, and in the habit of wearing moccasins, but he is also notorious for fleeing a battle in which several English gentlemen lost their lives. Lady Emeline Gordon is captivated by Samuel. Not only does he defy convention with his unusual dress, his sensual smile, and his forthright manner, but he survived the battle that killed her beloved brother.

    Cathie says: "Loved It"
    "What a fun series!"
    Overall
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    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed every bit of this series. Third is the best, the second the weakest. And this one, the first one,starts it all off great. Those reviewers that want more realism historically . . read nonfiction. I want to have fun, I want the hero and heroine to fall quickly. Hoyt's characters are unusual but still sexy. And there is none of that "mistaken understandings" that part the couple so stupidly. I had fun listening.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Mystery Woman: Ladies of Lantern Street Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Amanda Quick
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (231)
    Performance
    (213)
    Story
    (216)

    Under the plain gray skirts of Miss Beatrice Lockwood’s gown, a pistol waits at the ready. For Beatrice is a paid companion on a secret mission - and with a secret past - and she must be prepared to fight for her life at any moment. Yet she is thrown oddly off guard by the fierce-looking man who joins her in foiling a crime outside a fancy ball - and then disappears into the shadows, leaving only his card. His name is Joshua Gage....

    CAROLYN says: "SADLY Ms QUICK I HAVE TO GIVE THIS PNR 3.5 STARS"
    "In a hurry to meet a deadline?"
    Overall
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    Any additional comments?

    Good hero. Good storyline. Not near enough romance. I felt like the author was in a hurry to finish writing it so she could get to the next one. I adore Amanda Quick novels. There just wasn't the emotion in this one I have come to expect.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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