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Amanda

Florence, MS, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • Return of the Asgard: The Valkyrie Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Erik Schubach
    • Narrated By Hollie Jackson
    Overall
    (120)
    Performance
    (112)
    Story
    (114)

    The Valkyrie Kara stood alone against the Ragnarok horde on Earth to ensure that the Asgard race and Valhalla could escape. For 5,000 years she has fought and evaded the Ragnarok race on Earth, just waiting for her people to return. A human woman, Kate, joins her fight, showing as much conviction and valor as any Valkyrie. Their friendship quickly becomes something more as they hold the line on Earth in battle, to herald the return of the Asgard.

    A. Sunmonu says: "great new series"
    "Interesting take on Nordic Myths"
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    What made the experience of listening to Return of the Asgard the most enjoyable?

    A fictional scientific explanation of the myths containing Thor, Oden, and the Asgard.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The least interesting aspect of the story is that some parts felt rushed. I would have loved to learn more about the city and the main character's adventures on Earth and on Asgard.


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

    She brought life to the characters. I wouldn't have experienced the dialect and passion Hollie associated with the characters.


    Any additional comments?

    Waiting for book 2

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Cut to the Chase

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Lisa Girolami
    • Narrated By Kim McKean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (17)

    While doing research for her third book about Hollywood, Paige Cornish meets Avalon Randolph, a sexy and wild actress who takes her on a rollercoaster ride - right down the red carpet. Writing about Hollywood is one thing, but living it is quite another. Personalities clash and boundaries are crossed as they navigate their attraction for each other through the exhilarating but precarious world of money and fame.

    rick says: "Urgent Message; new reader needed"
    "Decent love story"
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    Would you be willing to try another book from Lisa Girolami? Why or why not?

    I would. I enjoyed the chemistry Lisa evoked between the book's love interest.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Kim McKean’s performances?

    The narration lessened my overall experience. Took a couple of weeks to finish listening.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Clean Sweep

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Ilona Andrews
    • Narrated By Renee Raudman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (798)
    Performance
    (730)
    Story
    (730)

    On the outside, Dina Demille is the epitome of normal. She runs a quaint Victorian Bed and Breakfast in a small Texas town, owns a Shih Tzu named Beast, and is a perfect neighbor, whose biggest problem should be what to serve her guests for breakfast.

    Donna says: "A MUST LISTEN. Promising start for a new series."
    "Another Hit!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Clean Sweep the most enjoyable?

    The author and narrator have done other series together. I follow Ilona's books and this new series didn't disappoint. The title seems to be a play on words...the heroine has a weapon that caused me to recall the book's title during several intense moments in the book.


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

    Definitely


    Any additional comments?

    Looking forward to the next book in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Returning Tides: Provincetown Tales, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Radclyffe
    • Narrated By Nicol Zanzarella
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (50)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (48)

    A devastating hurricane brings insurance investigator Ashley Walker back to Provincetown, the last place she wants to be. Not only must she deal with the dangerous consequences of the natural disaster, she has to fight her soul-shattering need for the woman she left behind. While Reese Conlon and Tory King deal with the challenges of a community in turmoil, a new threat emerges that proves to be even more deadly than the ravaging storm. A silent killer stalks the night, drawing ever closer to the one woman he believes to be his.

    Amanda says: "It's Radclyffe...What's Not to Like"
    "It's Radclyffe...What's Not to Like"
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    What did you love best about Returning Tides?

    Women falling in love!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I don't have a favorite. The author has a way of making the leading couples heroines.


    What about Nicol Zanzarella’s performance did you like?

    Listening to Nicol is effortless. She doesn't take anything away from the book, in fact, she gives it life.


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

    Yes. If I had the time, I would listen to the entire series in one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    For me, these books equate to the Harlequin romance novels women read when I was growing up. Provides a great escape from the mundane.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Secondhand Spirits: A Witchcraft Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Juliet Blackwell
    • Narrated By Xe Sands
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (774)
    Performance
    (719)
    Story
    (711)

    Lily Ivory hopes for a normal life when she opens Aunt Cora's Closet. With her magical knack for vintage fashion - she can sense vibrations of the past from clothing and jewelry - her store becomes a big hit. But when a client is murdered and children start disappearing from the Bay Area, Lily may be the only one who can unravel the crime.

    Sherry says: "Witches and fashion - what's not to like!"
    "Hooked!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Great narrator, funny upbeat story with lots of action.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The plot twist with references to the Hansel and Gretel fairy tale.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Too many good scenes to choose from...


    Any additional comments?

    I plan to read all the books in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Book of Shadows: The Sweep Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Cate Tiernan
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (202)
    Performance
    (163)
    Story
    (162)

    Something is happening to Morgan that she doesn’t understand. She sees things, feels things in a new way. She can do things normal people can’t do. Powerful things. Magical things. And it scares her. She never chose to learn witchcraft, but she’s starting to wonder if witchcraft is choosing her.

    Terrance says: "Beginning of a great discovery of magic"
    "Fun read!"
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    Would you listen to Book of Shadows again? Why?

    I'm glad I own the series. The evolution of Morgan along with the good verus bad struggle kept me listening.


    What about Julia Whelan’s performance did you like?

    Great narrator. She made the author's words come to life.


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

    Very much so. After listening to the first book, I bought the entire series.


    Any additional comments?

    Looking forward to book 6 in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shadow of Night

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Deborah Harkness
    • Narrated By Jennifer Ikeda
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6462)
    Performance
    (5814)
    Story
    (5815)

    Now, picking up from A Discovery of Witches' cliff-hanger ending, Shadow of Night plunges Diana Bishop and Matthew Clairmont into Elizabethan London, a world of spies, subterfuge, and a coterie of Matthew's old friends, the mysterious School of Night that includes Christopher Marlowe and Walter Raleigh. Here, Diana must locate a witch to tutor her in magic, Matthew is forced to confront a past he thought he had put to rest, and the mystery of Ashmole 782 deepens. Deborah Harkness has crafted a gripping journey through a world of alchemy, time travel, and magical discoveries.

    Hallie says: "Even better than A Discovery of Witches"
    "Not a bad sequel"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I would. I enjoyed the first book of this series, and found this one quite enjoyable. Her characters are exciting, and I look forward to part 3.


    What did you like best about this story?

    All of the different characters you get to meet and follow as they wield their various powers. The time travel that took place in the story provided intrigue and danger.


    What about Jennifer Ikeda’s performance did you like?

    Her voice was versatile which brought life to the various characters.


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

    I don't want to give away too much about the book, so I will say the time travel and family reunions were powerfully moving and my favorite parts.


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait for the next book of the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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