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kerie

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  • Fifty Shades Freed: Book Three of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8093)
    Performance
    (7100)
    Story
    (7116)

    When unworldly student Anastasia Steele first encountered the driven and dazzling young entrepreneur Christian Grey it sparked a sensual affair that changed both of their lives irrevocably. Shocked, intrigued, and, ultimately, repelled by Christian’s singular erotic tastes, Ana demands a deeper commitment. Determined to keep her, Christian agrees. Now, Ana and Christian have it all - love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of possibilities for their future. But Ana knows that loving her Fifty Shades will not be easy.

    SIMARA says: "We ate the dessert first..."
    "A honest look at how women look at some men"
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    What made the experience of listening to Fifty Shades Freed the most enjoyable?

    I really liked how the writer shows how some women can make a nice looking man feel uncomfortable. She was honest about how it can affect the girlfriend/wife as well as the male perspective. It shows how a man wants a connection with a woman, not to be seen as an object or sex toy.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Their intimate connection and how they communicate. How they could put the past fights behind them and move forward still loving one another.


    Have you listened to any of Becca Battoe???s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, I think she did a wonderful job. I would recommend her.


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

    When the female architect was told to keep her hands off her husband. She had it coming.


    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Gone Tomorrow: A Jack Reacher Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2171)
    Performance
    (1148)
    Story
    (1147)

    In a novel that slams through one hairpin surprise after another, Lee Child unleashes a thriller that spans three decades and gnaws at the heart of America...and for Jack Reacher, a man who trusts no one and likes it that way, it's a mystery with only one answer the kind that comes when you finally get face-to-face and look your worst enemy in the eye.

    chigars4 says: "Best work yet!"
    "We are told lies constantly"
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    Would you listen to Gone Tomorrow again? Why?

    No! As soon as I heard the lies within the story in part two, I immediately stopped listening. I know that 9/11 was a plan to start a war. This story is good for anyone that wants to believe the lies that the media, government, president at the time, and others feed us. The people that died had families, loved ones, children, and did matter. The fact is the towers were rigid with bombs and many people heard and felt the bombs explode before the planes hit the twin towers. And let's not forge the tower that went down that was not even hit by a plane. Months after the twin towers went down, there was molten lava underground. Only chemicals and explosives could have done that, but so much truth is kept from us Americans. I know the book is fiction, but really...were is your integrity as a writer and as a human being for the greater good of the whole? I believe in truth and integrity. I believe in writing coming from my heart and I always follow my heart. This book was very disturbing and morally wrong.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Gone Tomorrow?

    When the lies wear told.


    Which character – as performed by Dick Hill – was your favorite?

    Dick Hill is a fabulous reader. I love his voice.


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

    Yes and disturbed me completely that I was forced to STOP listening. I do not desire to listen to anymore lies...even if it is fiction because so many people are feed lies by the media already.


    Any additional comments?

    I am sorry I ever listened to this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15660)
    Performance
    (12962)
    Story
    (13597)

    When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

    Amazon Customer says: "Holy Crap minus the Holy"
    "The book that makes you want to listen to more"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Fifty Shades of Grey to be better than the print version?

    I really enjoy listening to audio books because my time is so limited. I would consider this book better to listen to because you can "hear" the expressions. For that gives life to the story and I can visually see it happening in my mind as I listen.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Both main characters actually. They were a good contrast of depth.


    What does Becca Battoe bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    Her tone of voice and expression made me laugh, smile, feel the character's emotions. It was great. I do prefer a woman's voice reading this book because it is spoken from the female perspective...not Mr. Grey.


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

    Yes!


    Any additional comments?

    I can't wait to listen to the next two books. Very well done!

    6 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Swan Song

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Robert McCammon
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3120)
    Performance
    (2720)
    Story
    (2758)

    Facing down an unprecedented malevolent enemy, the government responds with a nuclear attack. America as it was is gone forever, and now every citizen - from the President of the United States to the homeless on the streets of New York City - will fight for survival. In a wasteland born of rage and fear, populated by monstrous creatures and marauding armies, earth's last survivors have been drawn into the final battle between good and evil, that will decide the fate of humanity.

    Amanda says: "Simply an Amazing Story"
    "Roller Coaster Ride"
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    Would you listen to Swan Song again? Why?

    Yes, I would listen to this book again. This book is very intense and gripping. It will make you think about the future and how life is so precious. I really enjoyed it!


    What other book might you compare Swan Song to and why?

    None.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There's too many. It's full of life and imagery.


    If you could rename Swan Song, what would you call it?

    No. I respect the author's choice.


    Any additional comments?

    Thanks for being so creative and full of magic!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Reliable Wife

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Robert Goolrick
    • Narrated By Mark Feuerstein
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (928)
    Performance
    (315)
    Story
    (316)

    When a wealthy man first meets his mail-order bride in 1907, he realizes this statuesque beauty is anything but a "simple missionary's daughter." But he doesn't know of her devious plan to leave Wisconsin as a rich widow. Nor does she know of the furious demons he longs to unleash during the lonely months of snowbound isolation.

    Richard says: "Intriguing story but only average writing"
    "Story of Forgiveness"
    Overall

    I really enjoyed this story. The roles each person plays in different and complex. They all had hardships in life and strived for a better life despite the adversity. Some became a better person in the end and others did not. I really enjoyed listening to the role of Ralph. He has many ways of forgiveness that we take for granted. He does display how we are all imperfect, we all make mistakes, we all thrive for love, and that happy ending. I thought is was beautifully written. Sad, yet lovely in its own way.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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