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Katrina

Arlingtin, TX, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • 7 reviews
  • 8 ratings
  • 1 titles in library
  • 23 purchased in 2014
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  • The Sins of the Mother: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Danielle Steel
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (154)
    Performance
    (132)
    Story
    (126)

    Every woman makes choices. And no one has made more difficult choices than Olivia Grayson. The enormously successful businesswoman missed out on much of her children’s lives while she built her legendary home-furnishings empire. In Danielle Steel’s character-rich novel, Olivia faces the past, tries to balance the present and make amends where due, while still running her vastly successful business. As a way of making up to them for time lost, Olivia spends months each year planning a holiday that everyone in her family will enjoy.

    Jan says: "Loved it"
    "Good Story"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Sins of the Mother to be better than the print version?

    Audio works best for me. I love to read but don't have time. So, I listen while I get my stuff done.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Loves the main character. She recognizes her short commings while standing by her decisions.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Night Pleasures: A Dark-Hunter Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Sherrilyn Kenyon
    • Narrated By Carrington MacDuffie
    Overall
    (1129)
    Performance
    (642)
    Story
    (644)

    In Night Pleasures, Kyrian of Thrace - an immortal who protects humans from vampires - wakes up one morning handcuffed to the one thing that can scare him: a conservative woman in a button-down shirt. But Amanda Devereaux turns out to be his perfect partner for hunting down a deadly foe, and for helping him to regain his soul and learn that love doesn't have to bite.

    Erich says: "REALLY!!??"
    "Too Sexy"
    Overall
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Night Pleasures to be better than the print version?

    ???
    I listen to audio books because I love stories but my ADD doesn't allow me to sit down to read.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Night Pleasures?

    I like the weapons.


    What about Carrington MacDuffie’s performance did you like?

    Her accents are clear & her characters are distinctively clear.


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

    I laughed out loud at a few parts. I like the smart add wit. However I would like the story better if it left out some of the sex.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm not into erotica books. I like these vampire/dark hunter/greek god stories but I can do without all the sex.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Divergent

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Veronica Roth
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15518)
    Performance
    (14046)
    Story
    (14140)

    In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue - Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is - she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

    Grant says: "It's not for me. Loved it anyway."
    "Great"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Divergent the most enjoyable?

    Reading a story about a way of life I know nothing about could be difficult to understand or relate to. However this story unfolds in a way that both visual and comprehending.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Divergent?

    The character naturally coming into her own.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gone Girl: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15651)
    Performance
    (13882)
    Story
    (13916)

    It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

    Teddy says: "Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!"
    "Twisted"
    Overall
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    Where does Gone Girl rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book ranks an 8 on a scale from 1-10. It takes a little bit to get into and understand the point of view. Once you get it you're in.


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

    This book really portrays the depravity of a sociopath and the lengths one will go to in order to get payback.


    What about Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne ’s performance did you like?

    The author certainly brings thought to mind about who and why you bring new people into your life.


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

    The narration was good. I didnt have any problem with the performance.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 14

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10551)
    Performance
    (9578)
    Story
    (9598)

    There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

    Magpie says: "Super solid listen!!"
    "Awsome!!"
    Overall
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    What did you like about this audiobook?

    Surprising - Courious - Intriguing


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    Yes! I couldn't stop listening because I NEEDED to know where it was going to next and what was going to happen.


    Do you have any additional comments?

    This story went in a direction I was not expecting. Iv never read any of his books before this one and I REALLY enjoyed this book! I don't usually like this genera but this was very cool!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Zoo

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (477)
    Performance
    (402)
    Story
    (401)

    All over the world, brutal attacks are crippling entire cities. Jackson Oz, a young biologist, watches the escalating events with an increasing sense of dread. When he witnesses a coordinated lion ambush in Africa, the enormity of the violence to come becomes terrifyingly clear. With the help of ecologist Chloe Tousignant, Oz races to warn world leaders before it's too late. The attacks are growing in ferocity, cunning, and planning, and soon there will be no place left for humans to hide.

    James says: "Love Patterson, but this was just SILLY"
    "Great!"
    Overall
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    Any additional comments?

    I'm not a die hard Patterson fan. I pick up one of his books once in awhile. I really enjoyed this one. I had no idea where it was going to go but was pleased with where it took me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hotel Vendome

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Danielle Steel
    • Narrated By Fred Stella
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (91)
    Performance
    (72)
    Story
    (75)

    The hotel was old, run-down. But to Swiss-born Hugues Martin, a young, ambitious hotelier trained in the most illustrious European traditions, it is a rough diamond, tucked away on a quiet, perfectly situated Manhattan street. After begging and borrowing every penny he can scrape together, Hugues purchases the building - and transforms it into one of the world’s finest luxury hotels. Under Hugues’s tireless, exacting supervision, the Hotel Vendôme is soon renowned for its elegance, its efficiency, its unparalleled service and discretion - the ideal New York refuge for the rich and famous....

    Jan says: "Love this one"
    "If only it were so easy to raise a child."
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    Where does Hotel Vendome rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It ranks a 7. Worth the credit.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a good story about a guy raising his daughter after his wife leaves them. You see the dissappointment a child experiences when a parent falls selfishly short. But you get the feel good of a fictional story when the child grows up happiky ever after.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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