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John

Lubec, ME, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Full Blooded: Jessica McClain, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Amanda Carlson
    • Narrated By Casey Holloway
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (189)
    Performance
    (172)
    Story
    (170)

    It's not easy being a girl. It's even harder when you're the only girl in a family of werewolves. But it's next to impossible when your very existence spells out the doom of your race.... Meet Jessica McClain - she just became part of the pack. In the vein of Kelley Armstrong and Patricia Briggs, a new urban fantasy that rewrites the werewolf myth....

    Roberta says: "Terrible narration ruined it for me"
    "Narrator Kills Story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about Full Blooded?

    Good story.


    What other book might you compare Full Blooded to and why?

    Silver Borne


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Casey Holloway?

    Lorelei King


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

    ??


    Any additional comments?

    Narrator kills this story. Sounds like she was reading the story for the first time. The halting naration is really bad.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Queen of Patpong: A Poke Rafferty Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Timothy Hallinan
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (252)
    Performance
    (216)
    Story
    (218)

    American travel writer Poke Rafferty has seen - and survived - some of the worst Bangkok has to offer. But now, finally married to his longtime love, Rose, and raising the young daughter, Miaow, they adopted from the streets, Poke believes his life is stable at last. Then a nightmare figure from Rose's time as a Patpong dancer barges into their world, threatening their peace, their love, their home, their lives.

    David says: "The best thriller writer you have never heard of."
    "Truth"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I am an Xpat, who lives in Thailand. The Thailand back story is spot on. There is a magic to the Thai culture which the author beautifully captures. The people of Thailand, and especially the women, are faced with few choices in life. However, they have a strong sense of family and religion which allows them to maintain a sense of honor in their choices. I respect the Thai people and applaud the authors characterization of them! Highly recommend this book!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Throne of Glass: A Throne of Glass Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Sarah J. Maas
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Evans
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6408)
    Performance
    (5919)
    Story
    (5943)

    After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king's council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she'll serve the kingdom for three years and then be granted her freedom.

    Fil says: "The World's Most Powerful Assassin is a Sap."
    "Really Tried"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I really tried to like this story. I am drawn to stories that contain strong female leads. The story was supposed to be about the most feared assassin in the whole kingdom. I admit that I finished the story, but I was tempted many times to stop. The lead character was so spineless, petty and small minded it made it painful to hang in there and finish. I was very disappointed. I will go no further in the series. However, I did check out the reviews for the next couple of books in the series and it seems the main characters never got better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Haunted: Anna Strong, Vampire, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Jeanne C. Stein
    • Narrated By Dina Pearlman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (263)
    Performance
    (234)
    Story
    (239)

    Anna’s shape-shifting friend Culebra finally opens up to her about his life before he owned Beso de la Muerte, a bar catering to supernatural clientele. As if summoned by the conversation, Culebra’s past stumbles into his bar in the form of an old buddy cashing in a favor. Soon Anna, Culebra and her ex, DEA agent Max, find themselves deep in Mexico, dealing with drug cartel infighting, old vendettas and missing girls. Mexico just may prove to be Anna’s best match yet…

    Ali says: "Hard not to get pulled in"
    "Slow"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It was Ok, the story was very slow.


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

    Predictable


    Which character – as performed by Dina Pearlman – was your favorite?

    All of them


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Yes, make her a VAMPIRE and not this stumbling, inept, embarrassing one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Feast for Crows: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By John Lee
    Overall
    (4616)
    Performance
    (2818)
    Story
    (2844)

    It is not long before the survivors, outlaws, renegades, and carrion eaters start to gather, picking over the bones of the dead and fighting for the spoils of the soon-to-be dead. Now in the Seven Kingdoms, as the human crows assemble over a banquet of ashes, daring new plots and dangerous new alliances are formed, while surprising faces, some familiar, others only just appearing, are seen emerging from an ominous twilight of past struggles and chaos to take up the challenges ahead.

    Aaron says: "No Roy Dotrice"
    "Shameful"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up A Feast for Crows in three words, what would they be?

    Very Poorly Narrated


    How could the performance have been better?

    I can't believe this narration got by the author. It is so overly acted that is hard to concentrate on the story. Shameful!


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

    Does Pissed off count??


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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