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Michelle

parma, OH, United States | Member Since 2014

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  • The Bride

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Julie Garwood
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2243)
    Performance
    (1472)
    Story
    (1484)

    By edict of the king, the mighty Scottish laird Alec Kincaid must take an English bride. His choice was Jamie the feisty youngest daughter of Baron Jamison. Alec ached to touch her, to tame her, to possess her forever. But Jamie vowed never to surrender to this highland barbarian. Though his kisses fired her blood, shadowed secrets from Alec's past threatened Jamie's happiness. She brazenly resisted him - until one rapturous moment quelled their clash of wills.

    XYZPDQ says: "Early works released in MP3 at last!!"
    "terrible"
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    What would have made The Bride better?

    anything. starting with a better narrator.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    maybe something non romance. it seems like audible is trending towards using narrator's that sound like old women for their romantic fiction.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    she sounded far too old. it's more than a little creepy to listen to a story like this as told by your grandmother.


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • George Carlin Reads to You: An Audio Collection Including Grammy Winners 'Braindroppings' and 'Napalm & Silly Putty'

    • ORIGINAL (7 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By George Carlin
    • Narrated By George Carlin
    Overall
    (1383)
    Performance
    (1250)
    Story
    (1235)

    If one George Carlin audio is funny, then two are funnier and three must be funniest, right? That's our thinking behind this new collection. t's a HighBridge library of laugh-out-loud, award-winning recordings featuring George himself performing many of his best bits.

    Rick says: "Like a Cast of Thousands"
    "Non Stop Rants We've All Heard Before"
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    What disappointed you about George Carlin Reads to You?

    I hoped to hear something I hadn't heard in his stand up - however these blurbs came off as parts of his stand up recorded and labeled as an audiobook. Every HBO special he ever had was in here. I could have watched the stand up and at least have had the joy of seeing his facial expressions as he ranted.


    What could George Carlin have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Written something original. So sad to not have anything new here. On the bright side, I now know not to purchase the audiobooks from which the material was selected - as I realize those are just material from his standup act.


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

    I ordered this and the when will someone bring the porkchops book at the same time. Burned twice in one order.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from George Carlin Reads to You?

    All of them.


    Any additional comments?

    I wouldn't recommend using your credit on this unless you love his stand up so much you don't mind hearing it repeated, or you've never heard his stand up at all and want to hear something funny. If I hadn't seen all of his standup specials I would have enjoyed this. Since I have, I just feel burned.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Bossypants

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Tina Fey
    • Narrated By Tina Fey
    Overall
    (22026)
    Performance
    (17212)
    Story
    (17152)

    Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told....

    Warren says: "Tina Fey broke my new SUV"
    "Hysterical, sweet and smart"
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    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    Tina' s performance is impeccable. Her comedic timing is opt-in, which must be difficult to master when transitioning from visual to written medium. I had a hard time turning the story off - I just wanted to keep listening. I hope she writes and narrates another book soon!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved the honesty, the humility and the downright sarcastic tone of the book.


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

    The tone, and the way she laughs at herself.


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

    I laughed all the way through.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Iced: A Dani O' Malley Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Karen Marie Moning
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante, Natalie Ross
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1522)
    Performance
    (1384)
    Story
    (1387)

    Dani "Mega" O’Malley plays by her own set of rules - and in a world overrun by Dark Fae, her biggest rule is: Do what it takes to survive. Possessing rare talents and the all-powerful Sword of Light, Dani is more than equipped for the task. In fact, she’s one of the few humans who can defend themselves against the Unseelie. But now, amid the pandemonium, her greatest gifts have turned into serious liabilities.

    Katheryne says: "Dude, It exceeded my expectations"
    "Best performance of the series"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Iced to be better than the print version?

    Oh, this is a tough question. Iced is such a great read, and I really enjoy the peace of snuggling up with a good book - but this performance is so spot on that I think I love both formats equally.


    What other book might you compare Iced to and why?

    said it before and I'll say it again - nothing compares to this series!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I have two favorite scenes -
    1. When Dani dies at the church. This scene somehow manages to be tense, sweet and hysterically funny from one moment to the next.
    2. Dani and Ryodan's fight at the club when she discovers he is still alive. KMM writes characters that make you want to scream at times, and this is one of them. So much goes unsaid here that I find myself wanting to jump into the book and mediate, just so the characters will finally understand that they care about each other.


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

    YES!


    Any additional comments?

    Don't skip this book because you are too attached to Mac and Barrons. I guarantee you will love Dani and Ryodan just as much - if not more- by the end of this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dreamfever: Fever, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Karen Marie Moning
    • Narrated By Natalie Ross, Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1777)
    Performance
    (1008)
    Story
    (1014)

    He has stolen her past, but MacKayla will never allow her sister's murderer to take her future. Yet even the uniquely gifted sidhe-seer is no match for the Lord Master, who has unleashed an insatiable sexual craving that consumes Mac's every thought - and thrusts her into the seductive realm of two very dangerous men, both of whom she desires but dares not trust.

    Karen says: "a little odd"
    "Great story, but narration is missing something."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I don't think I would recommend the audio book, but would definitely recommend the paper book.


    What other book might you compare Dreamfever to and why?

    n nothing compares to this series!


    What aspect of Natalie Ross and Phil Gigante ’s performance would you have changed?

    Phil's voice as Barrons is just too over the top. He puts so much effort in being a baritone that accent and emotion are virtually nonexistent. Natalie reads Mac well, but just cannot portray a southern accent, which detracts from the story. They both do so much with the characters of Ryodan and Dani in Iced that I honestly wonder if they felt so much pressure to live up to the ideals that people had built up around the characters of Mac and Jericho that they overdue their performances here, which actually hindered the overall quality of the final product.

    All that said, they are still light years ahead of Joyce Bean.


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

    The scene where Mac overcomes Barrons' compulsion through Voice was a powerful one. I felt this was a turning point for Mac, in which she finally understands that in life only she owns herself, her actions and her soul. She also realizes - or begins to - just how powerful she is becoming. We also get to see a softer side of Barrons for just a moment.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shadowfever: Fever, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Karen Marie Moning
    • Narrated By Natalie Ross, Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2320)
    Performance
    (1327)
    Story
    (1325)

    MacKayla Lane was just a child when she and her sister, Alina, were given up for adoption and banished from Ireland forever. Twenty years later, Alina is dead and Mac has returned to the country that expelled them to hunt her sister’s murderer. But after discovering that she descends from a bloodline both gifted and cursed, Mac is plunged into a secret history: an ancient conflict between humans and immortals who have lived concealed among us for thousands of years.

    Katheryne says: "I loved it, but its not for everyone"
    "Great story, but poor accents ruin it"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Shadowfever to be better than the print version?

    No


    What other book might you compare Shadowfever to and why?

    There is nothing to compare it to. This is my favorite series in this genre for a very good reason!


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Both narrators are terriffic at getting emotion across, however, their very, very poor attempts at Gaelic and southern American accents have a tendency to rip you out of the story frequently. I wanted grind my teeth every times the character Barrons laughed. The inconsistency of their accents is very noticeable, and very jarring.


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    I wish this wasn't the end of the series!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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