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Kaufman, TX, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • Kill Decision

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Daniel Suarez
    • Narrated By Jeff Gurner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2613)
    Performance
    (2336)
    Story
    (2342)

    Linda McKinney is a myrmecologist, a scientist who studies the social structure of ants. Her academic career has left her entirely unprepared for the day her sophisticated research is conscripted by unknown forces to help run an unmanned - and thanks to her research, automated - drone army. Odin is the secretive Special Ops soldier with a unique insight into the faceless enemy who has begun to attack the American homeland with drones programmed to seek, identify, and execute targets.

    Madeleine says: "What's that droning sound?"
    "This one is "ok""
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    I was soooo looking forward to Daniel Suarez's next book. Maybe that's why I felt a little let down with this one. You know how it goes, the higher your expectations...

    It's not a bad story and I did eventually enjoy it (after about the halfway mark). I started it. Stopped listening because I got a little bored. Then turned it back on a week or two later when I needed a fill in between books. I'm glad I did, because it ultimately turned out to be a decent story, well narrated. No complaints at all about Jeff Gurner. Great job.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Succubus Dreams: Georgina Kincaid, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Richelle Mead
    • Narrated By Elisabeth Rodgers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (969)
    Performance
    (576)
    Story
    (581)

    Some days, a girl just can't catch a break......especially when the girl in question is Georgina Kincaid, a shape-shifting succubus who gets her energy from seducing men. First there's her relationship with gorgeous best-selling writer Seth Mortensen, which is unsatisfying on a number of levels. It's not just that they can't have sex in case Georgina inadvertently kills him (generally a turn-off for most guys). Lately, even spending time together is a challenge.

    Think about this says: "Made me cry"
    "I have to move this series up to favorite status"
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    There is something so compelling about Richelle Mead's writing. There is depth in her characters, humor in her dialog, and surprises around the corners.

    I can't wait to read the next one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sam's Creed: Hell's Eight Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Sarah McCarty
    • Narrated By Jason Adams
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (882)
    Performance
    (428)
    Story
    (434)

    Known for making up his own rules of right and wrong, Texas Ranger Sam "Wildcard" MacGregor takes what he wants when he wants it, especially when it comes to women. But seduction is the last thing on his mind the moment he stumbles across an Hispanic beauty crouching in fear beside a burned-out wagon.

    Cheryl says: "These books are really good Westerns"
    "The novelty has worn off"
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    I'm sorry Jason, but this just wasn't your cup of tea. The pace is too slow and sometimes the voices overlap making the listerner wonder who's talking.

    The novelty of the steamy sex scenes quickly wore off since they are incredibly similar to the ones in book 1. Anyone else know two different men that make love exactly the same way? Not very believable.

    The story itself is slightly more believable than book 1. But this is not enough to overcome the other shortcomings.

    On to book 3 with fingers crossed it gets better...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Caine's Reckoning: Hell's Eight Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Sarah McCarty
    • Narrated By Zoe Winslow
    Overall
    (1403)
    Performance
    (682)
    Story
    (692)

    From the moment he beds Desi, Caine knows turmoil will follow. Desi might have the face of a temptress, but she also has a will of iron, and while she needs his protection, she's determined that no man will control her again. They establish an uneasy bond, but it isn't enough for Caine. He wants all Desi has to offer. He wants her screams, her moans, her demands...everything. Yet there's still a bounty on Desi's head, and keeping her sexually satisfied is proving easier than keeping her alive.

    Toni says: "Wonderful! More like this!"
    "Excellent narration of a super steamy romance"
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    Zoe Winslow is good. REALLY GOOD. She was spot on with the pace, rythm, voices, ...everything. This story could/would have rated lower without her interpretation.

    The novel is basically a super steamy romance, with its descriptive language bordering on porn. If someone picked up it's movie rights even men would enjoy this one. hahaha

    I, personally, did not find the plot very believable. But I'm a sucker for a love story so I'm rating it right up there.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Daylight War: The Demon Cycle, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Peter V. Brett
    • Narrated By Pete Bradbury
    Overall
    (1203)
    Performance
    (1105)
    Story
    (1110)

    In this heart-stopping installment of the Demon Cycle, humanity continues to struggle against the demon plague - even as survivors hold out hope that the Deliverer will save them all. On the night of the new moon, the demons rise in force, seeking the deaths of two men, both of whom have the potential to become the fabled Deliverer, the man prophesied to reunite the scattered remnants of humanity in a final push to destroy the demon corelings once and for all.

    Mike Naka says: "awesome! left me wanting more, more, more!"
    "Just draws me in and I never want to leave"
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    I don't know what it is about this series that has me so hooked. It is such a strange and eerie world. But something about the characters just hooks me right in. A fantastic tale of survival filled with human fallacy, strength and weakness.

    Pete Bradbury is great with the narration. He keeps the story to a perfect pace.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lover at Last: Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By J.R. Ward
    • Narrated By Jim Frangione
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1468)
    Performance
    (1349)
    Story
    (1361)

    Qhuinn, son of no one, is used to being on his own. Disavowed from his bloodline, shunned by the aristocracy, he has finally found an identity as one of the most brutal fighters in the war against the Lessening Society. But his life is not complete. Even as the prospect of having a family of his own seems to be within reach, he is empty on the inside, his heart given to another....

    bluebelle says: "LOVER AT LAST!"
    "A love story on the scale of Romeo and Juliet"
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    I have been putting off writing this review because I've been too busy listening, reading, and listening again to the story. Please know that I never do that. I don't usually eat left overs, do not watch movies more than once and hardly ever re-read a book. I am on my 3rd, back-to-back reading/listening to this one.

    I've read most of the other reviews here and I don't think I can add much to what has already been said, neither can I say it any more eloquently than others have already done.

    I am only going to add that this is an incredible love story. I am neither pro nor against homosexuality. I don't normally like it thrown in my face since I don't throw my sexuality into other people's faces. This love story is between two homosexual males but I think that no one, sentimental enough to read love stories, will find any fault in this one. The opposite is true. The subject is treated with such respect and understanding that it may open some of our eyes.

    OK...on to the good part (thought you were already there?)

    The Warden writes action packed novels. I love action books, action movies, etc. This one is PACKED with action. Both in the physical form and in the psychological. Breathless...this book leaves me breathless ... even after 3 readings.

    I don't think there are enough stars above to show how much I love this book. So here are a few more: *************************************************************************************!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Primal Bonds: A Shifters Unbound Novel, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Jennifer Ashley
    • Narrated By Cris Dukehart
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (232)
    Performance
    (212)
    Story
    (215)

    When a female Shifter comes to town seeking refuge, Feline Shifter Sean Morrissey claims the new arrival and finds a beautiful woman who looks him straight in the eye without fear, stirring the mating frenzy within him. To relocate to a new Shiftertown, half-Fae, half-Shifter Andrea Gray must accept a new mate. But Andrea's intense attraction to Sean is something shen ever expected - a perilous complication for a woman with a troubled past.

    Amazon Customer says: "Good story, bad narration"
    "Good story, bad narration"
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    Ms. Ashley created a unique take on the paranormal genre. The "shifters" were created by faery. They freed themselves from the fae only to end up corralled into shabby towns and treated as second rate citizens by humans. I am enjoying this series even though it is not in my top 5.

    Unfortunately, I think I would be enjoying it more if I was reading it. It's hard for me to say this, but the narration is truly awful. The reading is staccato. There is no rhythm. Sentences are stressed in the wrong place so that the listener has to stop and think about what the words mean instead of relying on the narrator to embue them with the correct feeling. She "loses" the "voices" so that the listener gets a bit of a shock thinking "...wait, wasn't the heroine talking? ...oh, she still is, only she sounds like the hero now..." All in all, its a difficult listen entirely due to the poor narration.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Dangerous Highlander: Dark Sword, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Donna Grant
    • Narrated By Antony Ferguson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (222)
    Performance
    (206)
    Story
    (207)

    He is magnificently strong - and dangerously seductive. One of the fiercest of his clan, Lucan MacLeod is a legend among warriors, inspiring fear in man and woman alike. For 300 years, he has locked himself away from the world, hiding the vengeful god imprisoned in his soul. But then, a young lass caught in a raging storm awakens his deepest impulses...and darkest desires.

    CAROLYN says: "ANOTHER WINNING PARANORMAL HIGHLAND SERIES STARTS"
    "This is a good one"
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    The characters are well developed and the story flows seamlessly. A good story makes the reader feel a part of that world, regardless of how fatastical that worldd may be. This book does it well. AND...I think the series is going to get better. Which, of course, is another mark of the good book, leaving the reader wanting more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Scent of Darkness

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Christina Dodd
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (413)
    Performance
    (273)
    Story
    (271)

    New York Times best-selling author Christina Dodd launches a thrilling paranormal series with this scorching tale. Dropping off some urgent paperwork at her boss Jasha’s house, Ann decides to finally admit her crush on him. But things get a bit complicated when she witnesses Jasha transform into a wolf.

    Kristi says: "Finally!!!!"
    "I liked it - I didn't love it"
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    It was good. It's just that I found the characters a bit quirky. Not quirky in a good way, quirky in the unbelievable kind of way. The storyline is good in principle but not executed well. It read choppy. But not because of the performance. The perfomance was good. The story was a bit lacking.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Love in the Afternoon

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By Alison Packard
    • Narrated By Gia St. Claire
    Overall
    (858)
    Performance
    (737)
    Story
    (736)

    Kayla Maxwell is eager to shed her slasher-flick bimbo image - and she plans to do just that in her new role on daytime's most popular soap. With a chance to showcase her dramatic range, Kayla will be able to wash away the lingering betrayal and public humiliation left by her controlling, philandering ex-boyfriend. Sean Barrett, the son of an influential, award-winning actor, is the hottest soap star in the country. Paired on-screen with the talented and beautiful Kayla Maxwell, Sean is determined to keep her at arm's length, burned before by fame-seeking actresses who had no qualms about using him to get to his famous father.

    MAB says: "Shocked that I enjoyed this so much"
    "I enjoyed it"
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    I say "I enjoyed it" with a bit of surprise. Modern romance is not a genre I normally choose. It was an Audible gift - Thank You Audible! I really enjoyed the storyline. The characters could have been a bit more developed. But the narrator did a great job. Refreshing change of scenery for me. :-)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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