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Melissa

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  • Thankless in Death: In Death, Book 37

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1674)
    Performance
    (1487)
    Story
    (1495)

    For Lieutenant Eve Dallas of the NYPSD, the job is a useful reminder of what she has to be grateful for this season. Hosting Roarke's big Irish family for the holiday may be challenging, but it’s a joyful improvement on her own dark childhood. Other couples aren’t as lucky as Eve and Roarke. The Reinholds, for example, are lying on the floor of their Downing Street apartment, stabbed and bludgeoned almost beyond recognition. Those who knew them are stunned - and even more heartbroken by the overwhelming evidence that they were murdered by their own son.

    Patricia says: "Violence vs. Sentiment"
    "Thankful"
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    I love this series. Writing reviews is not something I am great but I felt I had to with this book. So many people had said they didn't like it, or they just knew it was ghost written. Yes it was a different format then the other books, yes we didn't hear from everyone during the course of the book. All the main characters were there, and support characters are just that support characters they don't have to be in every story every time. Because Robb did a different format in this book than others she did not need to have every supporting character in the book which I know upset some people. Everyone showed up and gave their support when needed in this book.

    I didn't think that Eve and Roakes relationship seemed any different. I know some people that reviewed the book felt as though the relationship has changed. They have been married for a little bit now you can't be in the honeymoon phase forever. Characters have to change and develop. I think it shows they have grown together. That Eve is comfortable in her life and where she is in that one.

    Again I enjoyed this book. I would recommend this book in the series to anyone. This book and the series has everything I could want. Susan Ericksen is another great performance. She brings every character to life.

    My only issue is now I have to wait for the next one.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 40 mins)
    • By Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan
    • Narrated By Devon Bostick
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (34)

    After living as a Mundane and a Vampire, Simon never thought he would become a Shadowhunter, but today he begins his training at Shadowhunter Academy.

    Melissa says: "Good start"
    "Good start"
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    Good little listen. Narration was awesome.
    Will Simon have the chops to make it as a shadowhunter? We will just have to wait for the next story to see what happens.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Free: Love Story (from Dead but Not Forgotten)

    • UNABRIDGED (30 mins)
    • By Jeanne C. Stein
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    Overall
    (433)
    Performance
    (382)
    Story
    (385)

    It wasn't until the death of her Gran, Adele Hale Stackhouse, that Sookie learned the secret of her own ancestry: her true grandfather was a part-human fairy. Now, for the first time, Adele's long-hidden journal reveals how she and Fintan met - and how they loved. "Love Story" by Jeanne C. Stein is one of 15 brand-new tales contained in Dead but Not Forgotten: Stories from the World of Sookie Stackhouse, edited by Charlaine Harris and Toni L.P. Kelner.

    AudioAddict says: "Sweet Confessions"
    "What happened......"
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    Any additional comments?

    You know I loved the Sookie books until the lost three of this series. I don't know if she got ghost writers or just didn't want to deal with the books anymore. This book was no different.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Flat-Out Love

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Jessica Park
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1016)
    Performance
    (930)
    Story
    (935)

    He was tall, at least six feet, with dirty blond hair that hung over his eyes. His T-shirt read Nietzsche Is My Homeboy. So, that was Matt. Who Julie Seagles likes. A lot. But there is also Finn. Who she flat out loves. Complicated? Awkward? Completely. But really, how was this freshly-minted Boston transplant and newbie college freshman supposed to know that she would end up living with the family of an old friend of her mother’s? This was all supposed to be temporary.

    Patricia says: "I Loved this book!"
    "Flat out fun"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would. It was fun to try to figure out the things behind the characters. They all had a lot going on. Yet I didn't feel like it was to over the top. Something as dramatic and horrible as what happened to this family will make people do funny and strange things.


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

    You know I simply love her take on Matt.


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

    So that I don't give anything away I'm just going to say Christmas tree.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Obsession in Death: In Death, Book 40

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    Overall
    (959)
    Performance
    (853)
    Story
    (848)

    Eve Dallas has solved a lot of high-profile murders for the NYPSD and gotten a lot of media. She - and her billionaire husband - are getting accustomed to being objects of attention, of gossip, of speculation. But now Eve has become the object of one person's obsession. Someone who finds her extraordinary, and thinks about her every hour of every day. Who believes the two of them have a special relationship. Who would kill for her - again and again....

    Margaret says: "Addicted in Death"
    "One great obsession"
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    Where does Obsession in Death rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I love all the books in this series. So hard to rank them.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Oh there is no way to pick just one.


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

    It is the same great preform ante she always gives.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beautiful Beloved

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Christina Lauren
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cole, Grace Grant
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (226)
    Performance
    (209)
    Story
    (210)

    In Beautiful Beloved Max and Sara take it to the next step. But the question is: Will they be able to find a balance between the wild sexcapades they aren't ready to retire and the demands of parenthood that come along with their new beautiful bundle of joy? Parenthood: It's not for the weak of heart.

    cc1234 says: "Disappointing"
    "Be lovable"
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    Would you listen to Beautiful Beloved again? Why?

    Sure. It was a good little short listen


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Beautiful Beloved?

    I enjoyed all the date mishaps.


    What does Jonathan Cole and Grace Grant bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    They are both great narrators in my mind. They both bring the stories to life.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Flat-Out Celeste: Flat-Out Love, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Jessica Park
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (48)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (45)

    For high-school senior Celeste Watkins, every day is a brutal test of bravery. And Celeste is scared. Alienated because she's too smart, her speech too affected, her social skills too far outside the norm, she seems to have no choice but to retreat into isolation. But college could set her free, right? If she can make it through this grueling senior year, then maybe. If she can just find that one person to throw her a lifeline, then maybe, just maybe.

    Mary says: "so good!"
    "Flat out awesome"
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    I truly love this fabulous set of characters. Each one with little quarks. Jessica Park does a wonderful job in tell this story of love, pain, growth, and repair. Tavia does a wonderful job of capturing each characters personality. I enjoyed every second and I hope we will get more of this flat out wonderful series of books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sweet Filthy Morning After: Wild Seasons

    • UNABRIDGED (30 mins)
    • By Christina Lauren
    • Narrated By Jason Carpenter
    Overall
    (265)
    Performance
    (251)
    Story
    (249)

    This audio exclusive short tells of events from Sweet Filthy Boy from a new perspective.

    Katheryne says: "Short but oh so sweet"
    "I want more Ansel"
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    I do love getting another point of view on things. I just wish there was more. I love all of Christina Lauren's books. This was just a sweet taste. I can not wait to hear more about this group and the trouble they get into.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Many Lives, Many Masters: The True Story of a Psychiatrist, His Young Patient, and Past-Life Therapy

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 28 mins)
    • By Brian L. Weiss
    • Narrated By Brian L. Weiss
    Overall
    (528)
    Performance
    (311)
    Story
    (322)

    Dr. Brian Weiss is a highly respected psychiatrist from the mainstream of the medical establishment. Catherine is one of his most difficult cases, a 27-year-old woman racked by phobias and anxieties. In the course of Catherine's treatment, Dr. Weiss makes a startling discovery. Under hypnosis, she recollects, in vivid detail, events from past lives ranging from the prehistoric times and ancient Egypt to the 20th century and the fires of World War II.

    Rebecca Reed says: "Many Lives, Many Masters"
    "Interesting..... Very interesting."
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    I wasn't should how I was going to feel about this book. A fiend of mine told me about it so I got it because of her. I waited months before I started it.
    Written from a somewhat scientific way rather then the folklore or urban legend story. I must say I was very intrigued by this book and what happened to the women (Catherine). It got me thinking and wondering about myself and the people around me.
    I would recommend this book. It is short so maybe a short flight so they like that you might need some entertainment/something good to read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Carter Reed

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Tijan
    • Narrated By Lucy Rivers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (271)
    Performance
    (250)
    Story
    (255)

    Emma decided to skip the gym and went home early. It was the last easy decision she made because she found her roommate being raped by her boyfriend. She had two choices: Call the cops and be killed by his family's mafia connections or kill him first and hope to survive. There was no choice to her. She killed the bastard first and went to the one person who could protect her: Carter Reed. He's a weapon

    Melanie says: "HE SAID "I WOULD DECLARE WAR FOR YOU""
    "The mob, murder, and true love"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Carter Reed to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the print version, but I usually enjoy the audio version over print. I can't see why this would be any different.


    Which character – as performed by Lucy Rivers – was your favorite?

    I liked her as all three of the female characters. Emma, Theresa, and Amanda. Each one of them sounds different during the performance. I know that sometimes with multiple females in a performance they can start to sound the same. It did not happen with this performance.


    Any additional comments?

    ***** Spoiler*****
    I did enjoy this book. I just wish some parts had been gone into more. Lots of blank areas in the book. I was thinking it was from the POV the book was written in. Carter states some of why he did what he did for Emma but it was never really gone into detail. If you love this women as much as you say you do for that many years I would have thought there would have been more to say about that.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Beautiful Beginning

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Christina Lauren
    • Narrated By Grace Grant, Sebastian York
    Overall
    (509)
    Performance
    (482)
    Story
    (481)

    Wedding bells can't chime soon enough for Chloe Mills and Bennett Ryan. Chloe, exasperated and stressed by all the last-minute to-dos, is on the verge of saying "I do" to eloping. For his part, Bennett's so worried about being distracted by Chloe's body that he makes a no-sex-until-the-wedding-night rule that only seems to be making things worse by continually backfiring on him.

    Jordy says: "Filthy, dirty, hilariously sweet love story!"
    "So sweet"
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    What did you love best about Beautiful Beginning?

    I love how all the main characters are with each other. I love between the couples is amazing.


    Have you listened to any of Grace Grant and Sebastian York ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes I have listened to the whole Beautiful Bastard series. I love the performances in this book and others of the series.


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

    I think I could have. If only life had not gotten in the way.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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