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Mary

RICHFIELD, ID, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • The Legend of Broken

    • UNABRIDGED (35 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Caleb Carr
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (67)
    Performance
    (61)
    Story
    (59)

    With the historical storytelling brilliance of Ken Follett’s The Pillars of the Earth, the hugely best-selling author of The Alienist writes a bounding epic: The Legend of Broken is an action-packed, multi-charactered tale of a medieval clash of cultures. In Caleb Carr’s fascinating tale of the kingdom of Broken, legend meets history, science defies all expectation, and one noble soldier struggles to save a fortress city besieged by enemies within and without.

    Joe says: "Brilliant Story, Brilliant Narration"
    "Very detailed=Boring!!"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I'm in the second part and bored. Sometimes can be hard to follow. I've lost my interest.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    I think this book is a bit too abstract for me.


    What aspect of Tim Gerard Reynolds’s performance would you have changed?

    The narrator was good. I think it's a hard book to read.


    Could you see The Legend of Broken being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No


    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Forever Black

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Sandi Lynn
    • Narrated By Felicity Munroe, David Benjamin Bliss
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (471)
    Performance
    (424)
    Story
    (423)

    When Ellery moved to New York with her boyfriend, she thought they’d live happily ever after in their small New York apartment. She never thought he’d pack his bags and leave because he “needed space”. With her newfound single status and fear of being alone, Ellery buries herself in her artwork and paintings until one night she helps a mysterious intoxicated stranger get home safely. Little did she know the mysterious stranger is none other than CEO and millionaire Connor Black.

    Datagirl75@gmail says: "Not a favorite"
    "Boring, predictable …"
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    What did you like best about Forever Black? What did you like least?

    Ellery has an interesting problem, She otherwise was predictable and stubborn. I was hoping for some sort of twist that never came. It was kinda depressing.


    Would you recommend Forever Black to your friends? Why or why not?

    No it was predictable and depressing


    What aspect of Felicity Munroe and David Benjamin Bliss ’s performance would you have changed?

    The narrators were good.


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

    No


    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Thoughtless

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By S. C. Stephens
    • Narrated By Rebekkah Ross
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (764)
    Performance
    (720)
    Story
    (733)

    For almost two years now, Kiera’s boyfriend, Denny, has been everything she’s ever wanted: loving, tender, and endlessly devoted to her. When they head off to a new city to start their lives together - Denny at his dream job and Kiera at a top-notch university - everything seems perfect. Then an unforeseen obligation forces the happy couple apart. Feeling lonely, confused, and in need of comfort, Kiera turns to an unexpected source - a local rock star named Kellan Kyle. At first, he’s purely a friend she can lean on, but as her loneliness grows, so does their relationship. And then one night everything changes....

    Candateshia Pafford says: "What a shocker!"
    "Slow !!"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    There were some great points in the book, but Kiera's inability to make a decision between the two men was annoying. Half of the story was why she loved Kellen and or Denny and why she couldn't break their hearts. It kept repeating this over and over and OVER! The male and female characters were interesting, sexy, and well developed. The story line was good, the sex was hot, but it shouldn't have taken 20 hours to get to the end of the story.


    What could S. C. Stephens have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    If it wasn't so repetitive. I didn't buy the second book due to the repetitiveness in the first book.


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

    She was smooth and seemed effortless in her narration between male and female characters. It isn't Rebekkah's fault, but there was some horrible background noise that was distracting to the narration.


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

    Definitely. Movies can edit content and be able to make a point without having to repeat it over and over again.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Three Little Words

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Susan Mallery
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (246)
    Performance
    (224)
    Story
    (227)

    Isabel Beebe thinks she’s cursed in the romance department. Her teenage crush, Ford Hendrix, ignored all her letters. Her husband left her for another...man. So Isabel has come home to dust off her passion for fashion and run the family bridal shop until her parents are ready to sell it. Then she’ll pursue her real dreams. At least, that’s the plan, until sexy, charming Ford returns and leaves her feeling 14 all over again….

    Mary says: ""Great story, narrator less than desirable""
    ""Great story, narrator less than desirable""
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    Would you try another book from Susan Mallery and/or Tanya Eby?

    The story was good, but the narrator has moments of robotic accent. Her accent was somewhat Midwestern at times and clipped and short like you were listening to a automated response from a computer. So I would listen to another one of Susan's books as long as the Tanya wasn't the narrator.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Three Little Words?

    I liked that Ford and Isabel had such a history. They had their sweet moments. I also enjoyed the secondary romance between Kent and Consuelo.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Tanya Eby?

    Grace Grant, Jill Redfield


    Was Three Little Words worth the listening time?

    It was hard to adjust to the narration, but the story was compelling enough to ignore it.


    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Loki's Daughters

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Delle Jacobs
    • Narrated By Sarah Coomes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (438)
    Performance
    (390)
    Story
    (396)

    For generations, Arienh’s people have feared the Viking raids. She knows all too well the terrible toll the Northmen have taken on the Celts, having lost most of her own family to their swords. So one stormy night when she encounters and wounds a Viking warrior, she has every right to want him dead. And yet she hesitates…. Ronan knows Arienh doesn’t recognize him. He was just a boy when his kinsmen raided her village and Ronan risked his own life to protect her. Now he has returned to claim the beautiful girl who captured his heart years before. But wooing a Celtic woman is no easy task.

    Clarice says: "Real characters and a great story."
    "Was repetitive and boring***"
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    Would you try another book from Delle Jacobs and/or Sarah Coomes?

    I like Sarah Coomes as a narrator. The story was lacking. The main character just needed to tell her beau the truth. It seemed like the same thing kept happening over and over. The book didn't start going anywhere til the last 20 minutes.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Delle Jacobs again?

    No


    What didn’t you like about Sarah Coomes’s performance?

    I like her as a narrator.


    Did Loki's Daughters inspire you to do anything?

    No


    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Gabriel's Inferno

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Sylvain Reynard
    • Narrated By John Morgan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1139)
    Performance
    (1021)
    Story
    (1041)

    Enigmatic and sexy, Professor Gabriel Emerson is a well-respected Dante specialist by day, but by night he devotes himself to an uninhibited life of pleasure. He uses his notorious good looks and sophisticated charm to gratify his every whim, but is secretly tortured by his dark past and consumed by the profound belief that he is beyond all hope of redemption. When the sweet and innocent Julia Mitchell enrolls as his graduate student, his attraction and mysterious connection to her not only jeopardizes his career, but sends him on a journey in which his past and his present collide.

    Lulu says: "Souls Too Tortured for My Taste"
    "*Annoying, the story didn't start until the end…"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The story lagged in the middle, and it was annoying that all the story focused on was that she was a virgin and her lack of self confidence. I wasn't able to sympathize with her at any level. By the time you're 3/4 way through you would think that Julia would've gained some confidence. . I think the author could have skipped the middle of the book and skipped to the end and continued with the second book and made it into one book. I also wished the "villain" was given more time in the book and gotten more background on him. I did enjoy the Italian in the book and the emphasis on Dante and Beatrice. Im not going to waste my credit/ money on the second book.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Not the second "Gabriel" book…


    Did John Morgan do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    The narrator did a great job. He spoke Italian well.


    Did Gabriel's Inferno inspire you to do anything?

    No


    0 of 1 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
    (2157)
    Performance
    (1326)
    Story
    (1333)

    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!!"
    "It was surprisingly good!"
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    Would you listen to Beyond the Highland Mist again? Why?

    I love the "Outlander" series. This story was similar, but different in many ways. It was an enjoyable read.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The idea of being able to travel back to the past and the idea of true love.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When she comes back from the future.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Driving Mr. Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3550)
    Performance
    (3230)
    Story
    (3226)

    Miranda Puckett has failed at every job she’s ever had. Her mother just wants her to come home, join the family law firm, and settle down with Jason, the perfect lawyer boyfriend. But when Jason turns out to be a lying cheater, Miranda seizes on a job that gets her out of town: long-distance vampire transportation. Her first assignment is to drive vampire Collin Sutherland from Washington to sleepy Half Moon Hollow without incident—no small feat for a woman whom trouble seems to follow like a faithful hound dog!

    Ducky says: "Molly Harper can't write fast enough for me!!!!"
    "Loved the continuation of the "vampire world""
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Driving Mr. Dead to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the book only listened


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked meeting and learning about characters that were mentioned in the Jane Jameson series. The narrator is fantastic reading Harpers stories. I also love that some of the previous main characters from other books show up in the story. I love Molly Harper books because the make laugh out loud.


    What about Amanda Ronconi’s performance did you like?

    She gets sarcasm and reads it well in the story.


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

    Molly Harper books make me laugh out loud.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men: Jane Jameson, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3775)
    Performance
    (2894)
    Story
    (2887)

    Once a devoted children's librarian, Jane Jameson now works at a rundown occult bookstore. Once a regular gal, she's now a vampire. And instead of a bride, she's an eternal bridesmaid -- which leads her to question where exactly her relationship with her irresistibly sexy sire, Gabriel, is headed. Mercurial, enigmatic, apparently commitment-phobic vampires are nothing if not hard to read.

    Kickez says: "A great continuation from the 1st book!"
    "Hilarious, Couldn't stop listening!!"
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    What did you love best about Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men?

    The sarcasm, I could relate to the character. It also had me laughing. My husband was cussing me because I woke up early one morning, couldn't go back to sleep and started listening. I woke him up laughing. He was unimpressed, needless to say.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Dick!! I loved his idiosyncrasies. I loved Jane as well. Dick added depth and humor that just made the story.


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

    I can imagine her as Jane. She pulls the sarcasm off flawlessly.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I haven't had a book that had me laughing so hard ever!!


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Never Seduce a Scot: Montgomerys and Armstrongs, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Maya Banks
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1729)
    Performance
    (1578)
    Story
    (1579)

    Eveline Armstrong is fiercely loved and protected by her powerful clan, but outsiders consider her "touched." Beautiful, fey, with a level, intent gaze, she doesn't speak. No one, not even her family, knows that she cannot hear. Content with her life of seclusion, Eveline has taught herself to read lips and allows the outside world to view her as daft. But when an arranged marriage into a rival clan makes Graeme Montgomery her husband, Eveline accepts her duty -unprepared for the delights to come.

    CAROLYN says: "OMG - NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL A GREAT LISTEN"
    "Definitely was a bit different and had some depth"
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    If you could sum up Never Seduce a Scot in three words, what would they be?

    Romantic, refreshing, different


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked that the main female character had an adversity to overcome and not just the same ol' my family hates yours. I've listened to the book twice and enjoyed it both times.


    What about Kirsten Potter’s performance did you like?

    Narrator was good.


    Any additional comments?

    Where's book number 2?

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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