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  • Back from the Undead: Bloodhound Files, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By D. D. Barant
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (102)
    Performance
    (97)
    Story
    (96)

    Another work day, another case for the Bloodhound Files. But this time, Jace is truly stumped: How is she, a mere human, supposed to penetrate the dark heart of a child-trafficking ring of pire orphans - one that turns out to be part of a blood-farm operation, in the crime-ridden border city of Vancouver, British Columbia? Jace is in over her head. But with the help of her former lover, Tanaka, - whose family is one of the last samurai clans left in Japan - she stands a chance at seeking justice for the condemned children.... Until the Yakuza tries to put an end to Jace's investigation.

    Bookaholic says: "Loving This Series"
    "Still fun"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Back from the Undead again? Why?

    Maybe, but the Bloodhound books are not the kind that you forget.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    No. The characters drive the story. You know that some how, some way that things are mostly going to turn out fine. The dialog is fast, fun, and snappy.


    What does Johanna Parker bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She makes the characters come alive.


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

    No, I did not want it to end. Why rush?


    Any additional comments?

    I really like the quirky, funny, and flawed characters.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Simply Love: Simply Series #2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Mary Balogh
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (211)
    Performance
    (62)
    Story
    (57)

    She spies him in the deepening dusk of a Wales evening, a lone figure of breathtaking strength and masculinity, his handsome face branded by a secret pain. For single mother and teacher Anne Jewell, newly arrived with her son at a sprawling estate in Wales on the invitation of an influential friend, Sydnam Butler is a man whose sorrows and passions run deeper than she could have ever imagined.

    Marcheta says: "absorbing romance"
    "Simply Tedious"
    Overall

    Simply Love is tedious and repetitive. The story is fine, but the presentation is poorly executed. Instead of being 11(very long)hours, it could have been pared down to a pleasant 5 hour story. Balogh revisits the Bedwyn clan and Miss Martin's School for Girls in Bath. The heroine, Anne Jewell, is emotionally scared and her love interest is a physically scared war hero. Anne dithers a lot and the war hero is not much better. The two are always second guessing themselves. Instead of adding to the romantic tension this “should I or should I not” self-analysis makes the reader want to scream “get over it”. Unfortunately, Simply Love is simply forgettable.

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful

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