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Ornella

I'm simply me

Member Since 2012

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REVIEWS
10
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  • Annie On My Mind

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Nancy Garden
    • Narrated By Rebecca Lowman
    Overall
    (137)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (82)

    This groundbreaking book, first published in 1982, is the story of two teenage girls whose friendship blossoms into love and who, despite pressures from family and school that threaten their relationship, promise to be true to each other and their feelings.

    Ornella says: "Exceptional"
    "Exceptional"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Annie On My Mind to be better than the print version?

    Never read the print version but absolutely loved the audio version


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Annie-She had this confidence in the love she felt for Liza, she knew they were meant for each other, while at times it seems Liza had doubts, Annie never did.


    Which character – as performed by Rebecca Lowman – was your favorite?

    Annie, the voice she used for Annie was so soothing, so calm so relaxed, so mature for 17, so real.


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

    How love can conquer all, no-matter the obstacles we face to over-come them, especially in this world that we live in. Always having to fight to be free to be who we are.


    Any additional comments?

    The Greek methodology that was used did alot for me, it helped me to understand to certain extent how powerful ones thoughts are, especially when we search our souls and allow ourselves to believe. Annie on my mind opened my eyes to a lot of things, and has helped me to grow stronger as a lesbian.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Keeping You a Secret

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Julie Anne Peters
    • Narrated By Rebekah Levin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (33)

    First time I saw her was in the mirror on my locker door. I'd kicked my swim gear onto the bottom shelf and was reaching to the top for my calc book when she opened her locker across the hall. She had a streaked blonde ponytail dangling out the back of her baseball cap.... We slammed our lockers in unison and turned. Her eyes met mine. "Hi," she said, smiling. My stomach fluttered. "Hi," I answered automatically. She was new. Had to be. I would've noticed her. She sauntered away, but not before I caught a glimpse of her T-shirt. It said: IMRU? Am I what?

    Ornella says: "Enjoyed this coming out story ALOT"
    "Enjoyed this coming out story ALOT"
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    If you could sum up Keeping You a Secret in three words, what would they be?

    Inspirational, Motivating, Factual.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Keeping You a Secret?

    When Cece finally told Holland the real reason she did not want her to meet her friends or come out of the closet. The fact that she was afraid to lose Holland is the real reason she lied to her. Though lying to your partner is still wrong. I absolutely love how Cece stuck with Holland through her being kicked out of the house as well. True love.


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

    No, I have not, but I will definitely be checking some more out.


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

    Yes, there were parts that made me tear up. And there were parts that made me mad. Like the part where Hollands mom was hitting her for being inlove and being who she is.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is great for LGBT's who are going through the coming out phase. It'll be a great listen so they will know how to approach accepting who they are, and making the world know they are proud of who they are as an individual, a person and as a group.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Feral Sins: Phoenix Pack, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Suzanne Wright
    • Narrated By Jill Redfield
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1865)
    Performance
    (1720)
    Story
    (1737)

    Taryn Warner is a wolf shifter with extraordinary healing skills - and serious problems. First, her father is determined that she mate for life with a wolf shifter named Roscoe Weston, whom the feisty Taryn can’t stand. To make matters worse, she’s also been kidnapped by Trey Coleman, a dangerous alpha male from another pack. And as much as she wants to resist Trey, Taryn is incredibly, maddeningly attracted to him.

    Paige says: "Surprised they didn't check my ID"
    "Seriously are all shifters about is sex?!"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would not recommend this book to anyone and I definitely plan on returning it.


    What was most disappointing about Suzanne Wright’s story?

    The book seems to be based solely on sex, it is ridiculous. What exactly is the moral of the story, where is the plot going. UGH


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Jill Redfield?

    yes.


    Was Feral Sins worth the listening time?

    NO!


    Any additional comments?

    This story could have been way better if they lessened the amount of time spent on writing about sex, increase the plot of the title, give them something to do other than be in each other!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Midnight Hunt: Midnight Hunters, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By L. L. Raand
    • Narrated By Maxine Mitchell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (101)
    Performance
    (91)
    Story
    (97)

    What do you do when you wake up to a whole new life…with dangerous urges you can't control? Medic Drake McKennan has never been good at following protocol, so she doesn't think twice about rendering emergency care when a teenager's life is at stake - even if the young girl is in the throes of Were fever and any sane human should know better. It isn't the bright shining pain of the bite or even the wrenching agonies of the fever that convinces Drake everything in her life has changed.

    Karen says: "Graphic porn"
    "Love this series"
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    Would you listen to The Midnight Hunt: Midnight Hunters, Book 1 again? Why?

    Yes. The storyline is great, the raw passion between the characters is breath taking.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The fact that Drake did not allow Silvan to deter her from getting what she wanted.


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

    At first I hated her voice, the narration but I gradually got use to it and then realized based on narrators I have listened to before, there's no better narrator for the title.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Midnight Hunt: Midnight Hunters, Book 1 and why?

    Drake... I was dying for her to claim Silvan as her own.


    Any additional comments?

    This audiobook had me hurrying to get things done so I could continue listening. I love the characters, the storyline and the roles each individual played. well done!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sh-t My Dad Says

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Justin Halpern
    • Narrated By Sean Schemmel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1990)
    Performance
    (1041)
    Story
    (1047)

    After being dumped by his longtime girlfriend, 28-year-old Justin Halpern found himself living at home with his 73-year-old dad. Sam Halpern, who is “like Socrates, but angrier, and with worse hair,” has never minced words, and when Justin moved back home, he began to record all the ridiculous things his dad said to him.

    Michael says: "Really Funny! Should Be Up for an Audie Award"
    "Absolutely LOVED IT!!!!"
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    If you could sum up Sh-t My Dad Says in three words, what would they be?

    Awesome! Very Entertaining.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Sh-t My Dad Says?

    When Justin didn't want to sleep in the same room as his grandpa and his dad said "what the fuck makes you think grandpa wants to share a room with you?!" "you know what, lets go ask him."


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

    No I haven't but I definitely will.


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

    Same as the name of this book, Shit My Dad Says


    Any additional comments?

    If you are looking for something to listen to and unwind after a stressful day of work, or if you just wanna relax in general, this is a great title to listen to. I didn't even feel like i wanna sleep. :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 11 Different Stories of Lesbians Playing Games With Each Other & More

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 31 mins)
    • By V. Stead
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Meadows
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (1)

    These are some really fun lesbian stories to read and enjoy! Immerse yourself in such luride titles as, "Paula is a Little Bitch" and "Under Cover Lesbian Gets Caught."

    Ornella says: "The Narrator Was Horrible, the Stories Fell Shor!"
    "The Narrator Was Horrible, the Stories Fell Shor!"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    If the stories were completed and the narrator was worth anything at all.


    Any additional comments?

    Worst Lesbian Erotica's Ever

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Perfect Hope: Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1670)
    Performance
    (1472)
    Story
    (1484)

    Ryder is the hardest Montgomery brother to figure out - with a tough-as-nails outside and possibly nothing too soft underneath. He’s surly and unsociable, but when he straps on a tool belt, no woman can resist his sexy swagger. Except, apparently, Hope Beaumont, the innkeeper of his own Inn BoonsBoro.... As the former manager of a D.C. hotel, Hope is used to excitement and glamour, but that doesn’t mean she can’t appreciate the joys of small-town living. She’s where she wants to be - except for in her love life....

    tgp157 says: "Great End to a Delightful Series"
    "Heart Warming, Breath Taking, Tear Jerking, GREAT!"
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    Where does The Perfect Hope rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    five out of five!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Everything!


    Which character – as performed by MacLeod Andrews – was your favorite?

    Lizzy


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

    Yes, when Rider dreamt about Billy, how he loved Lizzy, made me really believe love has lost its true meaning in today's life, and made me value and cherish it more!


    Any additional comments?

    Nora Roberts did an absolutely wonderful job with this series. I loved all the books in the trilogy but loved this one more. Five stars to you Nora, and I'll definitely be getting more of your audiobooks. :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Funny Thing Is...

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Ellen Degeneres
    • Narrated By Ellen Degeneres
    Overall
    (658)
    Performance
    (165)
    Story
    (161)

    Ellen DeGeneres published her first book of comic essays, the #1 best selling My Point...and I Do Have One, way back in 1996. Not one to rest on her laurels, the witty star of stage and screen has since dedicated her life to writing a hilarious new book. That book is this audiobook.

    Heidi says: "Ellen's latest book- The Funny Thing Is..."
    "I just Love Ellen"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Because it is very relaxing and it allows you to take your mind off the things bothering you even if it is just for a while.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Funny Thing Is...?

    When Ellen was pretending to be the dog, cursing at the neighbor next door who is yelling at him to shut up when she is making noise as well.


    Which character – as performed by Ellen Degeneres – was your favorite?

    The character of Ellen in general


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

    It made me snicker a lot


    Any additional comments?

    Absolutely lovely. Love her voice as well. :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Joining: A Lesbian Love Story

    • UNABRIDGED (12 mins)
    • By Isabella De Laurentis
    • Narrated By Shandon Loring
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    A Lesbian Love Story of tenderness and caring and the gift of Love. Romantic as well as steamy set in the future to come. Sweet and yet tender with all the hot scenes you will enjoy reading. A short story book for all adults to enjoy. Sexy and provocative.

    Ornella says: "Worst Narration I have ever heard"
    "Worst Narration I have ever heard"
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    Would you try another book from Isabella De Laurentis and/or Shandon Loring?

    No.


    What was most disappointing about Isabella De Laurentis’s story?

    The narrator. Why would u have a male narrate a lesbian love story?


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Shandon Loring?

    A female narrator. Dnt rem her name but the one who narrated 13 hours.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Joining?

    none


    Any additional comments?

    Male narrating lesbian sex stories. 1 word! WRONG!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dangerous Daddy's Bad Girl: Mile High Club, M-F Adventure Thrill Seeking XXX Erotica (Dangerous Daddy's Bad Boy)

    • UNABRIDGED (33 mins)
    • By Alex Anders
    • Narrated By Alex Anders
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (13)

    Fox, a breathtaking 19-year-old girl, throws her clothes out of the plane during her skydiving lesson inviting Hunter, her new step-daddy, to join the Mile High Club. But when her daddy reacts with rage towards the nubile beauty, she is trapped 6,000 feet in the air with sexy man that threatens to toss her out of the plane unless she does everything he says.

    Ornella says: "Worst Narration in the History of narrations"
    "Worst Narration in the History of narrations"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    The book would have been way better with a female narrator.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Fox


    What didn’t you like about Alex Anders’s performance?

    Nothing


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

    disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    Female narrator would have made the book better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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