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Aliya

Brandon, FL, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • The Serpent's Shadow: The Kane Chronicles, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Rick Riordan
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren, Kevin R. Free
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1389)
    Performance
    (1239)
    Story
    (1254)

    When young magicians Carter and Sadie Kane learned how to follow the path of the Ancient Egyptian gods, they knew they would have to play an important role in restoring Ma’at (order) to the world. What they didn’t know is how chaotic the world would become. The Chaos snake Apophis is loose and threatening to destroy the Earth in three days’ time. The magicians are divided. The gods are disappearing, and those who remain are weak. What are a couple of teenagers and a handful of young trainees to do?

    Shelly Manus says: "A very satisfying *almost* conclusion to the story"
    "Sad its ending"
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    What did you love best about The Serpent's Shadow: The Kane Chronicles, Book 3?

    I loved the fact that Carter and Sadie


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sadie is my favorite. I just love how sassy she is. I find it very sweet that she tries to be so tough but deep inside is just a 13 year old who has lost both of her parents. It is hard for her to know where she belongs


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scene that I really loved was when sadie let go of her issues and problems and did the spell MOT


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

    Yes! I was so upset that I had an hour left and I had to go to work in the morning. This was a series that I really enjoyed


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dark Storm

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Christine Feehan
    • Narrated By Erik Bergmann, Kristine Ryan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (447)
    Performance
    (408)
    Story
    (414)

    Awakening after all this time in a world of absolute darkness and oppressive heat, Dax wonders in how many ways the world above must have changed. But it is how he has changed that fills him with dread and loathing. Buried alive for hundreds of years in a volcano in the Carpathian Mountains, Dax fears that he has become the full-fledged abomination that every Carpathian male fears, a victim of the insidious evil that has crept relentlessly into his mind and body over the centuries.

    Isabel says: "Another Feehan Hit!!!!"
    "AND SHE IS BACK"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Dark Storm to be better than the print version?

    I like Dark Storm better because it helps me to visualize the characters. The little bit that it adds really appeals to me


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like the fact that there were others from previous stories in this one. I like the fact that we learned more about gary. He is such an interesting character. Plus it is good to know more about Juliette's family. I hate to think we never got to see what happens to characters when we move to another story


    Which scene was your favorite?

    my favorite scene was the conversion. This is always my favorite scene. I like the fact that the women have to go through pain. it is almost like child birth. The pain is needed to be come something new just as giving birth brings someone new to the world


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

    I laughed a lot. To me this is one of the best books so far.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Alex Cross, Run

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By James Patterson
    • Narrated By Michael Boatman, Steven Boyer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (858)
    Performance
    (705)
    Story
    (714)

    Top plastic surgeon Elijah Creem is renowned for his skills in the operating room, and for his wild, no-expense-spared "industry parties", bringing in underage exotic dancers and models for nights of drugs, champagne, and uninhibited sex. That is, until Detective Alex Cross busts one of Creem's lavish soirees and ruins his fun. Now Creem is willing to do anything to avoid going to jail. But Alex doesn't have time to dwell on that case. A beautiful woman has been found murdered in her car, a lock of her hair viciously ripped off. Then a second woman is found hanging from a sixth-floor window with a brutal scar slashed across her stomach....

    Cris says: "Ugh!"
    "Another win for James Patterson"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes! This book keeps you on the edge the entire time. Once again I fall in love with the Cross family


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Nana Mama. She is such a character and keeps Alex from forgetting what is important.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Alex punched the hell out of the suspect


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

    I cried. It was so sad when Eva died


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dark Celebration: Dark Series, Book 17

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Christine Feehan
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (472)
    Performance
    (258)
    Story
    (261)

    Prince of the Carpathians Mikhail Dubrinsky has witnessed numerous mysterious events during his many centuries on Earth, but now he is faced with the ultimate horror: the extinction of his species. The Carpathians' enemies salivate at the thought of a final victory, but all hope is not lost. The Carpathians gather, united in a desperate hope. And no matter the outcome, blood will be shed and limitless passion unleashed.

    Chantel says: "Excellent book! Narrater needs to go!"
    "Best of the series"
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    Where does Dark Celebration rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Probably one of the best that I have read


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I love Gregori. He is so serious and they to tease him


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

    To be it as like he had more range in this novel. One of the top ones for me


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Step on a Crack

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
    • Narrated By John Slattery, Reg Rogers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (874)
    Performance
    (326)
    Story
    (326)

    NYPD Detective Michael Bennett is about to take on the most sinister challenge of his career. The nation has fallen into mourning after the unexpected death of a beloved former first lady, and the most powerful people in the world gather in New York for her funeral. Then the inconceivable occurs. Billionaires, politicians, and superstars of every kind are suddenly trapped within one man's brilliant and cold-blooded scenario.

    James says: "Classic good Patterson"
    "HELLO MIKE BENNETT"
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    If you could sum up Step on a Crack in three words, what would they be?

    Didn't expect that


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mike! He is am amazing cop who has such an amazing family. She family really makes him who he is


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

    Hostage situation during Christmas, 10 kids.... And u think u had problems


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Guilty Wives

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By James Patterson, David Ellis
    • Narrated By January LaVoy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (772)
    Performance
    (618)
    Story
    (626)

    Only minutes after Abbie Elliot and her three best friends step off of a private helicopter, they enter the most luxurious, sumptuous, sensually pampering hotel they have ever been to. Their lavish presidential suite overlooks Monte Carlo, and they surrender: to the sun and pool, to the sashimi and sake, to the Bruno Paillard champagne. In the morning's harsh light, Abbie awakens on a yacht, surrounded by police. Something awful has happened - something impossible, unthinkable. Abbie, Winnie, Serena, and Bryah are arrested and accused of the foulest crime imaginable.

    Betsy says: "Ditto - Don't waste your credit."
    "A bit predictable"
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    Would you listen to Guilty Wives again? Why?

    Maybe. I love James Patterson.


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

    Most interesting was leading up to the murder. I felt like u learned more about the characters. The trial was kinda boring for me. It seemed a little long


    Which character – as performed by January LaVoy – was your favorite?

    Didn't really have a favorite


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

    Not really....


    Any additional comments?

    I love James Patterson because u don't know what can happen in his books, this book however I knew the ending before it happened. Not what I would expect from James Patterson

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ever After: The Hollows, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Kim Harrison
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1650)
    Performance
    (1495)
    Story
    (1506)

    The ever after, the demonic realm that parallels our own, is shrinking, and if it disappears, so does all magic. It’s up to witch-turned-daywalking-demon Rachel Morgan to fix the ever-after before the fragile balance between magic users and humans fails. Of course, there’s also the small fact that she caused the ley line to rip in the first place, and her life is forfeit unless she can fix it.

    Hassan says: "The best book yet!!!!"
    "Amazing"
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    What did you love best about Ever After?

    Trent was more in this story and Rachel finally begins to understand that she is important. Her abilities isn't something to be ashamed of. She is a demon and she needs to embrace that


    What did you like best about this story?

    It showed how much Rachel and Trent have evolved since Dead Witch Walking


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

    I love Marguerite Gavin reading these stories. She really brings the characters to life


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

    Yes!!!!!!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Into the Woods: Tales from the Hollows and Beyond

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Kim Harrison
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    Overall
    (913)
    Performance
    (818)
    Story
    (823)

    For centuries, the woods have been a pivotal part of the wonder and danger of fairy tales, for once you enter anything can happen. Elves, druids, fairies - who knows what you will find once you dare step into the forest?

    And now, New York Times best-selling author Kim Harrison ventures into these mysterious, hidden lands of magic and mystery in her first short-story collection. Into the Woods brings together an enchanting mix of brand-new, never-before-published stories and tales from Harrison's beloved, best-selling Hollows series.

    m says: "A Must Have, for The Hollows Fans!"
    "LOVE IT"
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    What did you love best about Into the Woods?

    We got to see more about the characters that we have grown to love.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Into the Woods?

    For me it was when Al took Ceri. We really did not know that much about ceri and it was nice to know what happened before Rachel met her. I would like to know more about what she went through


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

    Marguerite Gavin, really brings life to the characters. She adds a voice that helps the story in so many ways you feel as if you really know the characters.


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

    If you thought you knew the whole story.... You have no idea


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Perfect Blood: The Hollows, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Kim Harrison
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1620)
    Performance
    (1445)
    Story
    (1444)

    Ritually murdered corpses are appearing across Cincinnati, terrifying amalgams of human and other. Pulled in to help investigate by the I.S. and the FIB, former witch turned day-walking demon Rachel Morgan soon realizes a horrifying truth: a human hate group is trying to create its own demons to destroy all Inderlanders, and to do so, it needs her blood. She's faced vampires, witches, werewolves, demons, and more, but humanity itself might be her toughest challenge yet.

    Aimee says: "Get on with it already"
    "Finally!!"
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    Where does A Perfect Blood rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I would have to say it is one of the better stories I have heard in a while


    What other book might you compare A Perfect Blood to and why?

    I would say I would compare this book to Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning. Because this is when the female lead, really embraces who she is


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

    Her voice really adds to the characters. It makes the vision of this world easier for me


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

    I'm Baaaaaaaack


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Outlaw Demon Wails

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Kim Harrison
    • Narrated By Gigi Bermingham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1837)
    Performance
    (1052)
    Story
    (1057)

    To save the lives of her friends, Rachel did the unthinkable: she willingly trafficked in forbidden demon magic. And now her sins are coming home to haunt her. As Rachel searches for the truth behind a terrifying murder, an even greater menace threatens, for the demon Algaliarept will stop at nothing to claim her, and the discovery of a shocking family secret throws Rachel's entire life into question.

    Jaclyn A Rupert says: "Narrrator: 1 star, Story 5 stars!"
    "Narration distracting"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Outlaw Demon Wails to be better than the print version?

    No. I loved the story but did not enjoy Gigi. To me she took away from the story because I could not get past the voices that she used


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Rachel's mom. She is so matter of fact. And we got to know more about her


    What aspect of Gigi Bermingham’s performance would you have changed?

    The entire thing. the fact that she mad Jenks' voice so high pitched was very annoying to me. I did not enjoy her reading at all


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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