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R. Smith

For as much as I read and listen you would think by now that I would know how to spell lol. I read at least 5 books a week there are times I have gotten up to 10 in a week.

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REVIEWS
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FOLLOWING
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FOLLOWERS
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HELPFUL VOTES
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  • Alpha and Omega: A Novella from On the Prowl

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Patricia Briggs
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (648)
    Performance
    (600)
    Story
    (603)

    Anna never knew werewolves existed until the night she survived a violent attack…and became one herself. After three years at the bottom of the pack, she’d learned to keep her head down and never, ever trust dominant males. But Anna is that rarest kind of werewolf: an Omega. And one of the most powerful werewolves in the country will recognize her value as a pack member—and as his mate.

    Angela says: "Great addition to the story"
    "Finally!"
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    What does Holter Graham bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Holter can bring any story to life in full color! I have yet to come across a narrator that can do a better job. He can make even the worse book good. With him and the way he reads you can actually see what he is saying and feel what they are feeling. Now that is truly a experience not to be missed. Anything he reads is bound to be a hit.


    Any additional comments?

    I read this series awhile back, while I started with cry wold I must admit altho I did enjoy it that I was a bit confused because it felt like alot was missing. Had I read this before the first book I would of known what was going on right from the start instead of peicing it together threw out the first book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • City of Heavenly Fire: The Mortal Instruments, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Cassandra Clare
    • Narrated By Jason Dohring, Sophie Turner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (511)
    Performance
    (472)
    Story
    (469)

    Darkness has descended on the Shadowhunter world. Chaos and destruction overwhelm the Nephilim as Clary, Jace, Simon, and their friends band together to fight the greatest evil they have ever faced: Clary's own brother. Nothing in this world can defeat Sebastian - but if they journey to the realm of demons, they just might have a chance.... Lives will be lost, love sacrificed, and the whole world will change. Who will survive the explosive sixth and final installment of the Mortal Instruments series?

    Lisa says: "Disappointing Narration for a beloved series."
    "Horrible narration"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes just because it is the last in a series that was awesome until now.


    If you’ve listened to books by Cassandra Clare before, how does this one compare?

    I loved the first 4 books in this series, was not so wild about the 5th due to horrible narrators and not so wild about this one for the same reasons.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Narration fail flat. Words were mispronounced which drove me nuts! It felt lifeless. All this action was happening according to the words being said but I was not living in the moment like I did with the first 4 books.


    Did City of Heavenly Fire inspire you to do anything?

    It inspired me to never preorder a book again with out being familiar with the narrator.


    Any additional comments?

    After listening to the whole 20 something hours of this book I still cant tell if I even liked it. The narration was so bad I found myself asking is it over yet?! That is not a good thing when this author has always keep me on the edge of my seat. This is the second book (book 5 being the other one) that I walked away trying to remember what happened in the book and trying to figure out if I even like the book. This is terribly disappointing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The One: Selection, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Kiera Cass
    • Narrated By Amy Rubinate
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (463)
    Performance
    (426)
    Story
    (426)

    The time has come for one winner to be crowned. When she was chosen to compete in the Selection, America never dreamed she would find herself anywhere close to the crown - or to Prince Maxon's heart. But as the end of the competition approaches, and the threats outside the palace walls grow more vicious, America realizes just how much she stands to lose - and how hard she'll have to fight for the future she wants.

    Sarina Anderson says: "I've been DYING to read this One (pun intended)"
    "Here comes the bride!"
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    But who's the bride.......who's the groom?!?! We get a wedding, funerals, and some heartbreak! I can't tell you who ends up in which of those list but trust me you will want to know. I am sadden that a very lovely lady died in this book. I wish the author would of kept her alive, I think there was a lot more to her story then we have heard. I think she would of been proud of the outcome and the future of this world that we have lived in over the course of these books. Aspen stole my heart in this book and Maxon made me love him even more and want to slap him at times. We get to visit with Marley and get to see a side of the Elite that we have never seen. There is love, war, and death. You must read the book as I will not give any spoilers away. Is this book worth the credit/money and time? YES! What are you waiting for?

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Rush Too Far

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Abbi Glines
    • Narrated By Sebastian York
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (133)
    Performance
    (129)
    Story
    (129)

    Everyone in Rosemary Beach thinks they know how Rush Finlay and Blaire Wynn fell in love. But Rush is back to tell his side of the story... Rush has earned every bit of his bad-boy reputation. The three-story beach house, luxury car, and line of girls begging for time between his sheets are the envy of every guy in Rosemary Beach, and Rush handles it all with the laid-back cool of a rock star’s son. All he needs are his best friend, Grant, and his sister, Nan.

    Avid listener says: "Why?"
    "Not much difference"
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    There is not much difference between this book and Fallen Too Far. The only thing with this one is I found out the connection a lot sooner between Blair and Nan then you did in Fallen Too Far. I do not feel as if I gained any insight into Rush. I feel as if I learned more of him in the other books. I did like hearing this narration however. I loved getting to see Jace and Woods from Rush's point of view! Grant however came off as a total douche in this book lol. Just goes to show how men will act one way with their women and another with their boys.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Seduction and Snacks

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By Tara Sivec
    • Narrated By Romy Nordlinger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (330)
    Performance
    (305)
    Story
    (303)

    Claire is a 20-something, single mom who grudgingly helps her best friend sell sex toys while she attempts to make enough money to start her own business to give her foul-mouthed, but extremely loveable (when he's asleep) toddler a better life. When Carter, the one-night-stand from her past that changed her life forever, shows up in her hometown bar without any recollection of her besides her unique chocolate scent, Claire will make it a point that he remembers her this time. With Carter's undisguised shock at suddenly finding out he has a four-year-old son and Claire's panic that her stretch marks and slim-to-none bedroom experience will send the man of her dreams heading for the hills, the pair will do whatever they can to get their happily ever after.

    Angela says: "Very Good"
    "OMG I CAN'T BREATH!"
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    Laugh out loud till you can no longer breath and have tears running down your face funny! The most hilarious book I have ever read!

    Warnings: This book contains a lot of profanity, rude remarks, sexual undertones, sex toys, chocolate, violence, drinking, and drugs.
    This book is not for those who lack a sense of humor or those who are uptight!

    Now that is out of the way. Let me tell you to GRAB this book now if you are the types of person who can handle all the warnings. You will not regret this book at all. You will laugh like you have never laughed before. I imagine that everyone can relate to this book in one of the many LOL moments, rather it be things you may have thought or things you may have wanted to say to someone but was too nice to say them.

    The characters are loveable but are no holds bars with their way of speech. I think these characters could even make sailors blush. (Cruse like a sailor) remember those words because sailors aint got nothing on this group!

    This book starts of with Claire who is a virgin, one night at a college party she meets a guy and decides its time to pop her cherry. From there the laughs begin. I do not want to go into to much of the story so I will stop there. The story is written to where you know what they are thinking inside of their heads ( you know those thoughts you say to yourself but never dare say out loud since its no PC) yeah!!! Then you have those random thoughts that you think so loud that they pop out your mouth and every one's jaws hit the floor! LMAO!!!!

    This book is all kinds of crazy ass fun! A laugh a minute that one can not ever regret. If you love comedy and/or America's funniest videos, I highly suggest you pick up this book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Law Man: A Dream Man Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Kristen Ashley
    • Narrated By Kate Russell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (501)
    Performance
    (476)
    Story
    (475)

    Sweet, shy Mara Hanover is in love with her neighbor. For four years, she has secretly watched her dream man from afar. Handsome police detective Mitch Lawson is way out of her league. She's a girl from the wrong side of the tracks, and there's no way a guy like Mitch would want anything to do with her. But when Mara has a leaky faucet that she can't fix, it's Mitch who comes to her rescue.

    Jordy says: "Law Man is another Kristen Ashley winner!"
    "The End!"
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    I got this book because of the good reviews, one in particular, she has never failed me. However I do not see why people have loved this book so much. It was funny and romantic but it got to the point I was screaming ENUFF ALREADY! For me this book was just a little too long for the main story line. By the end of the book if I heard one more time about him being a 10.5 and her being a 2.5 I would have screamed. I just wanted to knock some sense into Mara. The ending however when the big oh no happened felt rushed. If the author would of token out some of the .5 stuff and add more to that OH NO scene then this book might of been a 4. But since I had to listen to all that point this and that for so long I can not give this book more then 3 stars. This book could of been half as long and been better. I am just happy I did not pay full price for it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Playing for Keeps

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By R. L. Mathewson
    • Narrated By Fran Jewels
    Overall
    (241)
    Performance
    (227)
    Story
    (230)

    Done with being the world's biggest pushover, Haley decides that things are going to change starting with the aggravating neighbor who has too much charm and not enough restraint. What she didn't expect was to be sucked into his world, but Haley has a game plan and she won't let herself forget just what the bad boy next door is capable of. The last thing Jason expected was for his little shy neighbor to go Rambo on him over some ruined flowers.

    Jordy says: "What a fun sexy contemporary romance!"
    "Oh Jason!"
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    This is one of the best most funniest books I have ever read. Besides the 2nd and 3rd book in this series. If you ever need a book to put you in a good mood I highly recommend this series. It will have you laughing till you cry. The romance is awesome. Love scenes smoking hot. I will definitely be reading this series again and again!
    I love that the hero's name is Jason. I always have been a sucker for a guy name Jason lol.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Checkmate

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By R. L. Mathewson
    • Narrated By Fran Jules
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (223)
    Performance
    (215)
    Story
    (213)

    There’s nothing worse than living next door to your childhood nemesis, except maybe being forced to share your dream project with him, being blackmailed into going along with something that was just wrong on so many levels, and having your hot cocoa stolen by the person that drove you to drink it in the first place.As long as she has plenty of hot cocoa, a pair of pliers on hand and is able to resist Connor O’Neil’s bad boy charm then Rory James should be able to make it through this project with her sanity intact.

    Jordy says: " sweet, sexy, lighthearted, just plain funny!"
    "Loved it"
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    I loved every minute of this book. Had me laughing and smiling my day away. There was one scene in the book that reminded me so much of me and my brother. It gave me plenty of ideas on how to get him back for some of his practical jokes. The romance and sex scenes was wonderful! If your looking for something that will put you in a good mood then this is the book for you. For that matter this whole series is!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Perfection

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By R. L. Mathewson
    • Narrated By Fran Jules
    Overall
    (277)
    Performance
    (264)
    Story
    (269)

    Zoe is used to taking care of herself and has long ago accepted that if anything bad was going to happen, it was going to happen to her. So when she loses her job over something most bosses would probably be happy with and her life starts going down hill from there she doesn't expect it to get any better. She certainly didn't expect any help from the loud jerk next door, but then again she has nothing to lose so puts her trust in him and hopes for the best.

    Jordy says: " witty dialogue, crazy antics & charming love!"
    "Laughing still"
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    This is one of the best most funniest books I have ever read. Besides the 1st and 3rd book in this series. If you ever need a book to put you in a good mood I highly recommend this series. It will have you laughing till you cry. The romance is awesome. Love scenes smoking hot. I will definitely be reading this series again and again!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • That Boy

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Jillian Dodd
    • Narrated By Lisa Cordileone
    Overall
    (108)
    Performance
    (101)
    Story
    (103)

    You know, being friends with two cute boys does have its benefits. There's Danny. Danny is a golden boy in every way. He has dreamy blue eyes and blonde hair that always looks perfect, even when it's windblown or been stuck under a football helmet. He's the boy every girl crushes on. The boy I get into trouble with, the boy I fight with, the hot quarterback no girl can resist, not even me. Being with Danny is like being on an adventure. He has a bright, contagious smile and abs to die for. He's pretty much irresistible.

    K. parkinson says: "I love that boy!"
    "That boy"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of That Boy to be better than the print version?

    I think that the audio was great. It did take me awhile since she spoke so fast to catch up with the time line in this book. I think the print version would of been better for that fact alone. Other then that I enjoyed the audio version.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    JJ of course! She reminds me so much of me when I was younger. Her thoughts and feelings.


    Any additional comments?

    I still have the unanswered question of who got to be her first time. They made such a big deal out of it in the book I kept waiting to hear about it. I felt a little ripped off that this did not play out. That's why I can't give it 5 stars. It was a fun, laugh out loud, eye rolling good read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Take a Chance: Rosemary Beach, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Abbi Glines
    • Narrated By Shayna Thibodeaux, Jack DuPont
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (141)
    Performance
    (133)
    Story
    (133)

    When Harlow Manning’s rocker father goes on tour, he sends her to Rosemary Beach, Florida, to live with her half-sister, Nan. The problem: Nan despises her. Harlow has to keep her head down if she wants to get through the next nine months, which seems easy enough. Until gorgeous Grant Carter walks out of Nan’s room in nothing but his boxer briefs.

    Jordy says: "What kind of cliffhanger was that?!?!"
    "Time to give up audio!"
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    What would have made Take a Chance better?

    A different male narrator. Better yet NO male narrator. Each time I listen to one of Abbi's books the male narrator takes away from the experience, out of them all I rather have Kirby at least he did not sound like a bad porno movie gone way bad!


    What was most disappointing about Abbi Glines’s story?

    Beside the fact that the male narrator sounded like a bad porn movie gone bad....well how about everytime you turn around they are having sex. Oh she's mad, let's get naked. Oh you hate this, that hurt you, let me **** it better. I have to ask myself is Abbi switching over to straight erotic now? Not the good kind either, the kind that has very little story and a ton of just okay sex?


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Shayna Thibodeaux and Jack DuPont ?

    Just take away the male narrators and it would be 100% better. I felt slimy listening to Jack's narration. That was a first for me and I have listened to some pretty messed up stuff and have never felt the need to bath for hours after words.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Take a Chance?

    Half of the sex scenes. It was used way too much in this book. Did not leave time for an actual story line. Now I see why this couple will have 2 books instead of 1.


    Any additional comments?

    I have read everything Abbi has written to this day. This is the first time I have had a truly bad taste left in my mouth after reading one of her novels. I am sure the bad taste had a lot to do with the narrator but I do feel she over used sex scenes in this book to an eye rolling level. I started skipping them and that's not like me at all!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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