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MARCIA

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  • Rapture in Death: In Death, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1672)
    Performance
    (1128)
    Story
    (1133)

    They died with smiles on their faces. Three apparent suicides: a brilliant engineer, an infamous lawyer, and a controversial politician. Three strangers with nothing in common - and no obvious reasons for killing themselves. Police lieutenant Eve Dallas found the deaths suspicious.

    MARCIA says: "GOING BACK TO #4 AFTER LISTENING TO MOST RECENT"
    "GOING BACK TO #4 AFTER LISTENING TO MOST RECENT"
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    Would you listen to Rapture in Death again? Why?

    YES
    I WAS CONCERNED THAT I WOULD BE BORED. I HAVE LISTENED TO MOST OF THIS SERIES AND ALWAYS COME BACK TO IT. I HAVE EVEN LISTENED TO #33 THE MOST RECENT. I HAD MISSED THIS EARLIER VERSION. I WASN'T DISSAPPOINTED. YES THE CHARACTERS HAVE EVOLVED AND I AM AMAZED HOW THIS AUTHOR IS ABLE TO KEEP THEM EVOLVING AND THE MURDERS AREN'T THE REASON TO LISTEN BUT THE CHARACTERS. I STILL ENJOYED #4 AS IT JUST BROUGHT ME BACK IN TIME AND SHOWED THE RELATIONSHIPS EARLIER ON.
    I WOULD RECOMMEND ANYONE THAT HAS NOT LISTENED TO THIS SERIES START WITH THE FIRST ONE AND GO STRAIGHT THROUGH NOT MISSING ANY. I CAN'T GIVE A NEGATIVE ABOUT ANY OF THE BOOKS.


    What about Susan Ericksen’s performance did you like?

    SHE DOES ALL THE VOICES WITH THE ENTIRE SERIES AND YOU INSTANTLY RECOGNIZE THEM. SHE NEVER CHANGES THE VOICES AND YOU KNOW WHO THE CHARACTERS ARE. THE VOICES AND INFLECTIONS ARE VERY GOOD FOR EACH CHARACTER.


    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • The Remaining

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By D. J. Molles
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel
    Overall
    (2080)
    Performance
    (1951)
    Story
    (1959)

    In a steel-and-lead-encased bunker 20 feet below the basement level of his house, a soldier waits for his final orders. On the surface, a plague ravages the planet, infecting over 90% of the populace. The bacterium burrows through the brain, destroying all signs of humanity and leaving behind little more than base, prehistoric instincts. The infected turn into hyper-aggressive predators, with an insatiable desire to kill and feed. Someday soon, the soldier will have to open the hatch to his bunker, and step out into this new wasteland, to complete his mission....

    Mike Naka says: "top notch! highly recommended!"
    "Idiot hero"
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    What would have made The Remaining better?

    Having a special soldier who could obey orders and truly uses all the special training given him.


    Would you ever listen to anything by D. J. Molles again?

    No didn't finis this one. The series gets high ratings and it's action packed however our hero's stupid moves got on my nerves. Then I checked next book and found out some people had same issues so I just stopped and didn't finish.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    It was ok.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Action


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Festive in Death: In Death, Book 39

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    Overall
    (826)
    Performance
    (755)
    Story
    (757)

    Personal trainer Trey Ziegler was in peak physical condition. If you didn't count the kitchen knife in his well-toned chest. Lieutenant Eve Dallas soon discovers a lineup of women who'd been loved and left by the narcissistic gym rat. While Dallas sorts through the list of Ziegler's enemies, she's also dealing with her Christmas shopping list - plus the guest list for her and her billionaire husband's upcoming holiday bash.

    BG853 says: "A Feast for In Death devotees"
    "amazing 39 books"
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    What did you love best about Festive in Death?

    The continued growth of the characters. The love between Dallas and Rourke and friends.


    Any additional comments?

    Most authors write separate stories about the variety of characters developing each couple somehow this one always includes all of them yet keeps developing each character.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pines

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Blake Crouch
    • Narrated By Paul Michael Garcia
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2493)
    Performance
    (2263)
    Story
    (2263)

    Wayward Pines, Idaho, is quintessential small-town America — or so it seems. Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrives in search of two missing federal agents, yet soon is facing much more than he bargained for. After a violent accident lands him in the hospital, Ethan comes to with no ID and no cell phone. The medical staff seems friendly enough, but something feels…off. As the days pass, Ethan’s investigation into his colleagues’ disappearance turns up more questions than answers. Why can’t he make contact with his family in the outside world? Why doesn’t anyone believe he is who he says he is? And what’s the purpose of the electrified fences encircling the town? Are they keeping the residents in? Or something else out? Each step toward the truth takes Ethan further from the world he knows, until he must face the horrifying possibility that he may never leave Wayward Pines alive…

    Linda B says: "Well done story"
    "TWILIGHT ZONE"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    NOT SURE I JUST KNOW I KEPT THINKING THIS WAS LIKE A TWILIGHT ZONE SHOW FOR THOSE OLD ENOUGH TO REMEMBER. IT TENDED TO GET ON MY NERVES BUT I DID LISTEN ALL THE WAY THROUGH. NOW I FIND OUT ITS A TRILOGY SO MAYBE THE AUTHOR WANTED TO DRAG IT OUT SO YOU WOULD LISTEN TO REST OF THE BOOKS BUT AS OF NOW I DON'T PLAN ON DOING SO.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Paul Michael Garcia?

    YES


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    MORE ANNOYANCE THAN ANYTHING PLUS THE AUTHOR GOT INTO THE SAME OLD MAN KIND KILLS ITSELF AND RUINS EVERYTHING AND IT RUTHLESS AND TOXIC


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Monster Hunter Alpha

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4367)
    Performance
    (3967)
    Story
    (3982)

    Earl Harbinger may be the leader of Monster Hunter International, but he's also got a secret. Nearly a century ago, Earl was cursed to be a werewolf. When Earl receives word that one of his oldest foes, a legendarily vicious werewolf that worked for the KGB, has mysteriously appeared in the remote woods of Michigan, he decides to take care of some unfinished business.

    Nicholas says: "Unexpectedly Enjoyable"
    "Already on to the next one"
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    Would you listen to Monster Hunter Alpha again? Why?

    These are great


    Which character – as performed by Oliver Wyman – was your favorite?

    He does an excellent job on all characters. Oliver is really good!


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

    The end


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait to get through the next and last one that's on audible hopefully there are more and this series continues to be 4-5,stars.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Frost Burned: Mercy Thompson, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Patricia Briggs
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2306)
    Performance
    (2122)
    Story
    (2133)

    Mercy Thompson's life has undergone a seismic change. Becoming the mate of Adam Hauptman - the charismatic Alpha of the local werewolf pack - has made her a stepmother to his daughter, Jesse, a relationship that brings moments of blissful normalcy to Mercy's life. But on the edges of humanity, what passes for a minor mishap on an ordinary day can turn into so much more.... After an accident in bumper-to-bumper traffic, Mercy and Jesse can't reach Adam - or anyone else in the pack for that matter. They've all been abducted.....

    ShySusan says: "One of the best urban fantasy series"
    "CAN'T GET TOO MUCH OF MERCY"
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    Where does Frost Burned rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    IN THE TOP 10%


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

    YES SHE ALWAYS DOES A GREAT JOB


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

    LITTLE COYOTE CAN GET IT DONE


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Twice Tempted: A Night Prince Novel, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Jeaniene Frost
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1790)
    Performance
    (1656)
    Story
    (1674)

    Leila's psychic abilities have been failing her, and now she isn't sure what the future holds. If that weren't enough, her lover, Vlad, has been acting distant. Though Leila is a mere mortal, she's also a modern woman who refuses to accept the cold-shoulder treatment forever - especially from the darkly handsome vampire who still won't admit that he loves her.... Soon circumstances send Leila back to the carnival circuit, where tragedy strikes.

    Hassan says: "A Book FULL of events and actions"
    "CONTINUE TO LOVE THIS SERIES"
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    What made the experience of listening to Twice Tempted the most enjoyable?

    TAVIA GILBERT DOES A GREAT JOB OF THE VOICES - SHE CONTINUES TO USE THE CORRECT ONES FOR EACH CHARACTER IN THIS SERIES
    ALSO I LOVE IT JEANIENE FROST STARTED WITH BONES AND KAT AND ALL THEIR FRIENDS AND ALLIANCES AND THEN SHE DELVES INTO EACH OF THOSE CHARACTERS AND THEIR INDIVIDUAL STORIES


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

    YES


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Undead Sublet: A Free Story from 'The Undead in My Bed'

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Sophie Eastlake
    Overall
    (1575)
    Performance
    (1392)
    Story
    (1390)

    In "Undead Sublet" by Molly Harper, executive chef Tess Maitland is banned from her five-star kitchen in Chicago to recover from "exhaustion". Choosing a random rental house in Half-Moon Hollow to spend time in, she's unaware that the house comes with a strange man. Even though Sam Masden's ex-wife has rented the house out from under him, the divorce settlement allows him access to it for another ninety days. With Tess unable to go anywhere else, and Sam unwilling, a war of epic proportions is declared - and romantic sparks and heavy pots fly.

    Taryn says: "Completely awful"
    "TOO MANY OTHER GOOD WRITERS - GOOD THING IT WAS FR"
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    Would you ever listen to anything by Molly Harper again?

    NO - THIS IS THE 2ND TRY ON HER


    Any additional comments?

    WITH WRITERS LARRY CORREIA, JEANIENE FROST, PATRICIA BRIGGS, DARYNDA JONES AND FAITH HUNTER KEEPING ME ON MY TOES AND JUST LOVE EVERYTHING THEY WRITE - CAN'T GET INTO MOLLY HARPER.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Monster Hunter Vendetta

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5102)
    Performance
    (4548)
    Story
    (4563)

    Accountant turned professional monster hunter, Owen Zastava Pitt, managed to stop the nefarious Old Ones' invasion plans last year, but as a result made an enemy out of one of the most powerful beings in the universe. Now an evil death cult known as the Church of the Temporary Mortal Condition wants to capture Owen in order to gain the favor of the great Old Ones.

    Jason says: "Exciting story, well told, with a great villain"
    "LOVE IT LOTS OF FUN AND ACTION"
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    Would you listen to Monster Hunter Vendetta again? Why?

    YES


    What other book might you compare Monster Hunter Vendetta to and why?

    NONE IT HAS ITS OWN STYLE


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

    I CAN'T IMAGINE ANYONE DOING A BETTER JOB. HIS VOICES ARE VERY IMAGINATIVE ESPECIALLY OF THE MONSTERS


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

    SOMETIMES LAUGH, SOMETIMES CRINGE


    Any additional comments?

    PLAN TO LISTEN TO THE ENTIRE SERIES

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Blood Work

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2266)
    Performance
    (1466)
    Story
    (1477)

    Thanks to a heart transplant, former FBI agent Terrell McCaleb is enjoying a quiet retirement, renovating the fishing boat he lives on in Los Angeles Harbor. But McCaleb's calm seas turn choppy when a story in the "What Happened To?" column of the LA Times brings him face-to-face with the sister of the woman whose heart now beats in his chest.

    Andrew Stone says: "A Darn Good Book"
    "LAST 4 HOURS GREAT"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    NOT THE BEGINNING - USUALLY LOVE MICHAEL CONNELLY AND HAVE LISTENED TO A LOT OF HIS BOOKS
    THIS ISN'T THE QUALITY OF LINCOLN LAWYER, THE POET ETC. MY HUSBAND LISTENS WITH ME WHEN WE ARE IN THE CAR HE GOT BORED AND SO DID I SO HE NEVER FINISHED IT. I FINISHED IT WHILE EXERCISING AND THE LAST 4 HOURS WERE GOOD. TOO BAD IT DRUG ON IN THE BEGINNING.


    If you’ve listened to books by Michael Connelly before, how does this one compare?

    FAIR


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

    LOVE DICK HILL - BECAUSE WE LISTENED TO HIM READ ALL THE JACK REACHER NOVELS WE ARE MORE WILLING TO LISTEN TO ANY BOOK HE READS


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    NOT SURE


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Monster Hunter International

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7310)
    Performance
    (6460)
    Story
    (6452)

    Five days after Owen Zastava Pitt pushed his insufferable boss out of a 14th story window, he woke up in the hospital with a scarred face, an unbelievable memory, and a job offer. It turns out that monsters are real. All the things from myth, legend, and B-movies are out there, waiting in the shadows. Some of them are evil, and some are just hungry. Monster Hunter International is the premier eradication company in the business. And now Owen is their newest recruit.

    Mariya says: "Killin’s my business and business is fine"
    "LOVED IT LOOKING FORWARD TO THE ENTIRE SERIES"
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    Where does Monster Hunter International rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    VERY GOOD


    What did you like best about this story?

    GOOD OLD FASHIONED STORY - HERO BIG HEARTED BIG IN SIZE NOT GREATLY HANDSOME, IN LOVE WITH A WOMAN THAT HAS ISSUES AND OF COURSE A BOY FRIEND, OUR HERO PREVAILS AND OF COURSE TROUBLE CONTINUES TO FOLLOW HIM. THE CHARACTERS ARE INTERESTING.
    I HAVE LISTENED TO LITERALLY 100'S OF BOOKS IN THE PAST 10 YRS. LAST COUPLE OF YRS LIKE MANY LISTENERS HAVE TURNED TO THE SUPER NATURAL ONES. I HAVE ENJOYED THE WORKS OF JEANIENE FROST, FAITH HUNTER, PATRICIA BRIGGS, DARYNDA JONES SO MUCH THAT SOME OF THE OTHERS SEEM JUST OK AND EVEN SOME OF THE STAND BY MYSTERIES SEEM JUST OK
    THIS ONE KEPT MY INTEREST AND I WANT TO CONTINUE TO SEE WHAT COMES UP.


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

    NO DEFINATELY WOULD LISTEN AGAIN HIS PERFORMANCE WAS EXCELLENT.


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

    MONSTERS ARE BAD


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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