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  • Highlander Untamed: The MacLeods of Skye, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Monica McCarty
    • Narrated By Antony Ferguson
    Overall
    (335)
    Performance
    (302)
    Story
    (303)

    Rory MacLeod is a bold and powerful Highland Chief with only one allegiance-to his clan. He vows revenge against the rival MacDonald clan, though duty demands a handfast marriage to Isabel MacDonald-a bride he does not want and has no intention of keeping. But Rory couldn't have anticipated the captivating woman who challenges his steely control and unleashes the untamed passion simmering beneath his fierce exterior.

    Kimberly says: "Oh no! Same narrator! Never buy 2 books at once!!!"
    "I was so disappointed"
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    Would you try another book from Monica McCarty and/or Antony Ferguson?

    Never will I try another of Monica McCarty's books. I was looking forward to a great story of romance, mystery, with a peppering of history. I was expecting to loose myself in a bygone era. What I got was nothing less than pornography. I am not a prude by any stretch, however; when the physical descriptions of the individuals and the states of physical anatomical discomfort and or desire is so often repeated, emphasized, and then regurgitated it completely negates the story. I shall not finish this book. The first hour was so just plain BAD


    Has Highlander Untamed turned you off from other books in this genre?

    I really like this genre. I have found much better story tellers


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    He was fine. He just had nothing to work with.


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

    Not a single one.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Death of a Gossip & Death of a Cad: The First Two Hamish Macbeth Mysteries

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Antony Ferguson
    Overall
    (56)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (50)

    When society widow and gossip columnist Lady Jane Winters joined the fishing class, she wasted no time in ruffling the feathers - or was it the fins? - of those around her. Among the victims of her sharp tongue and unladylike manner was Lochdubh Constable Hamish Macbeth. Yet not even Hamish thought someone would permanently silence Lady Jane's shrills - until her strangled body is fished out of the river. Now with the help of the lovely Priscilla Halburton-Smythe, Hamish must angle through the choppy waters of the tattler's life to find the murderer.

    C. Morris says: "What a character!"
    "ok story. horrible narration and tech."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If can tolerate a poor rendition the story is fun.


    How could the performance have been better?

    He could practice the material longer before putting it to tape. The tech could do better with the dead spaces.


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

    No. Too annoying to listen to at length.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter: Dixie Hemingway Mysteries, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Blaize Clement
    • Narrated By Julia Gibson
    Overall
    (395)
    Performance
    (305)
    Story
    (304)

    Dixie Hemingway is a pet sitter for some of Florida's most pampered pets. But when she happens upon a man drowned in a cat's water bowl, Dixie's sleuthing powers from her time as a deputy sheriff return full-force. And as more bodies keep turning up, she'd better find out whodunit.

    A Wicked Old Lady from Boston says: "Incredible"
    "Only one flaw"
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    Where does Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is a good listen save for the horrific editing. Unbelievably poor and distracting.


    What didn’t you like about Julia Gibson’s performance?

    Although she handles the material quite well, if she had any say in the audio production she should at least listen to the finished production and voice object to poor qualitiy.


    Any additional comments?

    If you can forgive too long pauses and run-on chapter sequences the material is worth it. Maybe, if it is possible, ebook form may be less annoying.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ashes: Ashes Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Ilsa J. Bick
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (811)
    Performance
    (732)
    Story
    (740)

    An electromagnetic pulse flashes across the sky, destroying every electronic device and killing billions. Alex hiked into the woods to say good-bye to her dead parents and her personal demons. Now desperate to find out what happened after the pulse crushes her to the ground, Alex meets up with Tom, a young soldier, and Ellie, a girl whose grandfather was killed by the EMP. For this improvised family and the others who are spared, it's now a question of who can be trusted and who is no longer human.

    Aser Tolentino says: "Another Readable Story About the End of the World"
    "Watch your volume!"
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    What did you like best about Ashes? What did you like least?

    From the begining the narrator sounded as if she was yelling the entire story. When I adjusted the volume, the way she spoke and her intonation still gave the impression of yelling.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    See above


    Any additional comments?

    I will avoid this narrator from now on.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • When She Woke

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Hillary Jordan
    • Narrated By Heather Corrigan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (281)
    Performance
    (242)
    Story
    (241)

    Hannah Payne awakens to a nightmare. She is lying on a table in a bare room, covered only by a paper gown, with cameras broadcasting her every move to millions at home. She is now a convicted criminal, and her skin color has been genetically altered. Her crime, according to the State of Texas: the murder of her unborn child, whose father she refuses to name. Her color: red. The color of newly shed blood.

    Amy says: "A Thoughtful Dystopia"
    "Expected More"
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    What did you like about this audiobook?

    No one


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    Probably not


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    It was dull and flat.


    Do you have any additional comments?

    A very poor retelling of the Scarlet Letter. It had potential; however, it missed the mark on all points.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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