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A.L. Hernandez

Rodeo, CA, United States | Member Since 2004

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  • 10 reviews
  • 61 ratings
  • 1417 titles in library
  • 92 purchased in 2014
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  • Lothaire: Immortals After Dark

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Kresley Cole
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1268)
    Performance
    (1183)
    Story
    (1186)

    Driven by his insatiable need for revenge, Lothaire, the Lore’s most ruthless vampire, plots to seize the Horde’s crown. But bloodlust and torture have left him on the brink of madness - until he finds Elizabeth Peirce, the key to his victory. He captures the unique young mortal, intending to offer up her very soul in exchange for power, yet Elizabeth soothes his tormented mind and awakens within him emotions Lothaire believed he could no longer experience.

    Nicola says: "Amazing Book"
    "Ended too soon..."
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    Wow, such a good story, though some of the "naughty" talk was a bit eye-roll worthy. Still, I would have paid full price for this one.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Infected: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Scott Sigler
    • Narrated By Scott Sigler
    Overall
    (517)
    Performance
    (334)
    Story
    (333)

    Across America a mysterious disease is turning ordinary people into raving, paranoid murderers who inflict brutal horrors on strangers, themselves, and even their own families.

    Jessica says: "Confused? This review might help."
    "I LOVE this author/narrator!!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Infected the most enjoyable?

    This guy has got to be one of my favorite writers of all time. I remember getting the "podiobook" version of this years ago and falling in love with the story and the voice! If you don't mind the graphic violence, and love good science fiction, you'll love this book as well as most of his others!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Mane Event: Pride Series #1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Shelly Laurenston
    • Narrated By Charlotte Kane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (701)
    Performance
    (648)
    Story
    (657)

    Shelly Laurenston turns up the heat with two sizzling novellas. Christmas Pride: How come all the good-looking ones are insane? That's what runs through NYPD cop Desiree "Dez" MacDermot's mind the minute she hooks up again with her childhood buddy, Mace Llewellyn. Shaw's Tail: Brendon Shaw, hotel owner and lion shifter, has seen better days. He's been beaten, had a gun to the back of his head, and had to be rescued by a Pack of shape-shifting wolves.

    TSTBren says: "Why speed up Johanna Parker/Charlotte Kane?"
    "Great story, AWFUL narrator!!!"
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    What disappointed you about The Mane Event?

    The narrator's voice was extremely distracting in the way she elongated the word at the end of every sentence in a strange breathy way.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    She sounded constipated.


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

    I loved the story! The story itself kept me listening.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Professional: Part 2: The Game Maker

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Kresley Cole
    • Narrated By Kimberly Alexis
    Overall
    (372)
    Performance
    (347)
    Story
    (353)

    Mafia enforcer Aleksandr "The Siberian" Sevastyan’s loyalty to his boss is unwavering, until he meets the boss’ long-lost daughter, a curvy, tantalizing redhead who haunts his mind and heats his blood like no other. Ordered to protect her, Sevastyan will do anything to possess her as well - on his own wicked terms. PhD student Natalie Porter had barely recovered from her first sight of the breathtakingly gorgeous Sevastyan before the professional hit man whisks her away to Russia, thrusting her into a world of extreme wealth and wanton pleasures. With every day she spends under his protection, she falls deeper under his masterful spell.

    Katheryne says: "Middle Book Syndrome?"
    "Hmmm, kind of a strange turn..."
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I didn't like the bdsm turn that this book took. The dialogue was ridiculous, and didn't seem well thought out. People, JUST DON'T TALK LIKE THAT!

    That being "said," the overall story is good, it just would have been made so much stronger without the poor dialogue, and ridiculous sex scenes.


    If you’ve listened to books by Kresley Cole before, how does this one compare?

    This was my least favorite, and I don't think I've ever rolled my eyes as much as I did while listening to The Professional: Part 2


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    Less ridiculous sex scenes, and FAR LESS ridiculous dialogue. It pulled you out of the story, and that's never a good thing.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Professional: Part 1: The Game Maker, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Kresley Cole
    • Narrated By Kimberly Alexis
    Overall
    (461)
    Performance
    (428)
    Story
    (432)

    Mafiya enforcer Aleksandr "The Siberian" Sevastyan’s loyalty to his boss is unwavering, until he meets the boss’s long-lost daughter, a curvy, tantalizing redhead who haunts his mind and heats his blood like no other. Ordered to protect her, Sevastyan will do anything to possess her as well - on his own wicked terms. PhD student Natalie Porter had barely recovered from her first sight of the breathtakingly gorgeous Sevastyan before the professional hit man whisks her away to Russia, thrusting her into a world of extreme wealth and wanton pleasures.

    Marian says: "Serial series = more expensive audiobook"
    "So far, so good..."
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    If you could sum up The Professional: Part 1 in three words, what would they be?

    I love Kresley Cole's writing style, and so far, this book is pretty good, I can't wait to hear part two!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Shadows: Lux Series, Book 0.5

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Jennifer L. Armentrout
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    Overall
    (75)
    Performance
    (65)
    Story
    (70)

    The last thing Dawson Black expected was Bethany Williams. As a Luxen, an alien life form on Earth, human girls are...well, fun. But since the Luxen have to keep their true identities a secret, falling for one would be insane. Dangerous. Tempting. Undeniable. Bethany can't deny the immediate connection between her and Dawson. And even though boys aren't a complication she wants, she can't stay away from him. Still, whenever they lock eyes, she's drawn in. Captivated. Lured. Loved.

    A.L. Hernandez says: "Awful narrator!!"
    "Awful narrator!!"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A different narrator. She sounded like she was pinching her nose while trying to use the restroom. It was distracting.


    How could the performance have been better?

    A completely different narrator


    Any additional comments?

    I'm very easy to please when it comes to narration, but I couldn't take the sound of her voice for more than 25 minutes. She constantly mispronounced the names and some common words. It was almost painful. I've purchased the kindle version and will be requesting a refund on the audio version. Such a disappointment.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Stephen King
    Overall
    (2386)
    Performance
    (1265)
    Story
    (1258)

    The prolific, perennially best selling author recounts his early life and writing struggles, gives advice on the crucial aspects of the writing art, and talks about his much-publicized, near-fatal accident.

    Bill says: "Excellent!"
    "I bought this for the tips, but got so much more!"
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    Would you listen to On Writing again? Why?

    Yes, I would listen to this again. I've listened to this several times, and it never gets old.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Hunger Like No Other: Immortals After Dark, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Kresley Cole
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2238)
    Performance
    (2070)
    Story
    (2074)

    After enduring years of torture from the vampire horde, Lachlain MacRieve, leader of the Lykae Clan, is enraged to find the predestined mate he's waited millennia for is a vampire. Sheltered Emmaline Troy finally sets out to uncover the truth about her deceased parents - until a powerful Lykae claims her as his mate and forces her back to his ancestral Scottish castle. But when an ancient evil from her past resurfaces, will their desire deepen into a love that can bring a proud warrior to his knees and turn a gentle beauty into the fighter she was born to be?

    Amazon Customer says: "My new favorite narrator!"
    "One of the best stories EVER!"
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    Wow...I don't usually write reviews, but I have to say that this is one of the best stories that I've ever listened too. I didn't want it to end. Throw this one in your cart!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jake Ransom and the Skull King's Shadow

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By James Rollins
    • Narrated By Pedro Pascal
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (89)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (35)

    When a mysterious envelope arrives for Jake Ransom, he and his older sister, Kady, are plunged into a gripping chain of events. An artifact found by their parents - on the expedition from which they never returned - leads Jake and Kady to a strange world inhabited by a peculiar mix of long-lost civilizations, a world that may hold the key to their parents' disappearance.

    A.L. Hernandez says: "Continuous mispronunciations by the Narrator..."
    "Continuous mispronunciations by the Narrator..."
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    I cringed every time he kept mispronouncing the same words over and over again. His performance was pretty good, but the constant mispronunciations were SO distracting, that I kept getting pulled out of the story.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Kiss of Midnight: The Midnight Breed, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Lara Adrian
    • Narrated By Hillary Huber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1337)
    Performance
    (850)
    Story
    (852)

    He watches her from across the crowded dance club, a sensual black-haired stranger who stirs Gabrielle Maxwell's deepest fantasies. But nothing about this night---or this man---is what it seems. For when Gabrielle witnesses a murder outside the club, reality shifts into something dark and deadly. In that shattering instant she is thrust into a realm she never knew existed---a realm where vampires stalk the shadows and a blood war is set to ignite.

    Stacy says: "A Whole New Take on Vampire Mythology"
    "The story was pretty good, but the narrator..."
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    The narrator's voice was very dull, and often incorporated odd inflections into her speech style.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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