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Shannon

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  • The Vampire King: The Kings Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Heather Killough-Walden
    • Narrated By Antony Ferguson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (132)
    Performance
    (122)
    Story
    (123)

    It was immediate for Roman. In 3,000 years, he'd never lost control of his emotions, or his heart. But the moment he laid eyes on Evelynne Farrow, he knew she was the woman who haunted his dreams. And everything changed. Everything. Evie Farrow has always loved a good vampire romance. In fact, she makes a living writing them. While sitting in a coffee shop and working on her next mega-hot book, Evie is approached by a tall, dark, and handsome man who could have been pulled directly from one of her novels.

    CAROLYN says: "A VERY ENJOYABLE START TO A NEW PARANORMAL SERIES"
    "Interesting story but..."
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    What did you love best about The Vampire King?

    It was an interesting start to the series. I liked the unique take on Vampire mythologies, incorporating magic was a great touch.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Vampire King?

    I'd have to say the interactions with each vampire, I wanted to know more of how their power worked.


    How could the performance have been better?

    My problem with this book was the narrator. How do I explain this, Anthony put a definite pause/punctuation at the end of every sentence. So instead of it sounding like a continuous story it sounded more like bad slam poetry. It made it so very difficult to get into the story, I KNOW I would have liked it more if someone else was reading it. And since he is narrating all of them I'll have to read them instead. I can't bring myself to pay money for that experience again.


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

    Not particularly


    Any additional comments?

    I just wish someone else had read these books, someone else could have made them great. As is, it was more of a chore to get through.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Fighting to Survive: As the World Dies, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Rhiannon Frater
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    Overall
    (277)
    Performance
    (248)
    Story
    (247)

    Picking up where The First Days ends, Fighting to Survive features the further zombie-killing, civilization-saving adventures of a pair of sexy, kick butt heroines and the men who love them. A hundred or so survivors of the zombie plague have found tenuous safety in the walled off center of a small Texas town. Now the hard work of survival begins - finding enough food; creating safe, weather-resistant shelter; establishing laws; and fighting off both the undead who want to eat them and the living bandits who want to rob and kill them.

    Vanessa says: "OK OK she LIKES both SEXES..MOVE ON ALREADY! JEEZ!"
    "Chilling second installment"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely, I already have. Its a refreshing take on the zombie genre, if the dead can walk why wouldn't ghosts be real as well?


    What did you like best about this story?

    The honest look into the root of humanity, and what a cataclysmic event would do to people.


    Have you listened to any of Cassandra Campbell’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This was the second, the first being the First Days. I would listen to her again for sure.


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

    There are too many to count and would definitely be spoilers.


    Any additional comments?

    This was an intense and gratifying listen

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The First Days: As the World Dies, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Rhiannon Frater
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (457)
    Performance
    (419)
    Story
    (416)

    The morning that the world ends, Katie is getting ready for court and housewife Jenni is taking care of her family. Less than two hours later, they are fleeing for their lives from a zombie horde. Thrown together by circumstance, Jenni and Katie become a powerful zombie-killing partnership, mowing down zombies as they rescue Jenni's stepson, Jason, from an infected campground.

    Garth says: "Not for my demographic"
    "Refreshing take on the zombie genre"
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    Would you listen to The First Days again? Why?

    Absolutely, and I plan on it. I loved that they didn't shy away from the fact there would be child zombies, lots of them. Most books/movies gloss over that fact. It makes for a more terrifying realistic view.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Katie for sure, I related to her more. She was such a strong character, even in her vulnerable moments, she was never ashamed of she she was, and she loved unconditionally.


    Have you listened to any of Cassandra Campbell’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This was the first time I have heard one of her narrations, but I def will again.


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

    The first chapter was heartbreaking and real and hooked me from the get go. I was completely invested and so glad I picked up this book.


    Any additional comments?

    Take a chance on this series, you wont be disappointed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Theirs to Keep: Tangled Hearts, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Maya Banks
    • Narrated By Christian Fox
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (92)
    Performance
    (83)
    Story
    (85)

    When Cade Walker and Merrick Sullivan find Elle hiding in the cabinet of a gun store, they know they can't just walk away from the fragile woman with no memory of who she is or who tried to kill her. Merrick is training for the title shot in the heavyweight division as a mixed martial artist and can't afford distractions, but neither can he turn his back on the woman who tugs at his heartstrings.

    Eran says: "WHAT????????????? It's over?"
    "Maya Banks is hit or miss for me, this was a miss"
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    Where does Theirs to Keep rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I found this book lacking, I love Maya Banks, but sometimes she really WOW's me, and this left me hanging.


    Would you recommend Theirs to Keep to your friends? Why or why not?

    I won't recommend this book. For one they didn't advertize it as a 2 part series, so it ended abruptly. And second, it wasnt that I had a hard time believe a woman can recover from what she went through. Its the how that bothered me. She is shacked up with an MMA fighter and not once does she ask or does he offer some self defense training!


    Which character – as performed by Christian Fox – was your favorite?

    Thats hard for me, they all sounded a lot alike.


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

    I wouldn't suggest a film for this book


    Any additional comments?

    This isn't your normal love story, the main character was brutalized before being almost murdered. Just know that before making the leap.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Siege: As the World Dies, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Rhiannon Frater
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (196)
    Performance
    (174)
    Story
    (177)

    The zombie illness has shattered civilization. The survivors, who have found tenuous safety in Texas, defend their fort against the walking dead and living bandits. The people of Ashley Oaks are stunned to discover that the vice president of the United States is alive and commanding the remnants of the US military. And what’s left of the US government has plans for this group of determined survivors.

    coreybeth says: "First book I cried over - Great end to trilogy"
    "Fantastic end to the series!"
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    What did you love best about Siege?

    This wasn't a nice happy perfect end to the series, but an appropriate one. It was as action packed as the other two but still gave you the completion you wanted.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The best part of these books was how real they were. I know thats funny since its a zombie story. But they didn't shy away from the thinks a lot of books in this genre do, like the fact there are, or would be, child zombies.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    That's hard to say without giving away spoilers.


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

    "Your Loco, Loco!"


    Any additional comments?

    These books would make a fantastic movie. I hope they will be picked up.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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