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Book Glutton

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  • The Rose Garden

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs)
    • By Susanna Kearsley
    • Narrated By Nicola Barber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1695)
    Performance
    (1478)
    Story
    (1505)

    Acclaimed author Susanna Kearsley's previous works have won the RT Book Reviews Reviewers Choice Award, and finaled for both the UK Romantic Novel of the Year and the RITA awards.

    Eva Ward is a modern woman thrown back three centuries to 1715 - only to find that might be exactly where she belongs. There, she finds true love with Daniel Butler, but the discord surrounding Hanoverian King George plunges the lovers into a world of intrigue, treason, and romance.

    Angel Claire says: "Amazing story."
    "Predictable"
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    I downloaded this book based on all the 4 and 5 stars that was given. But honestly I felt cheated out of my credit. The story wasn't neither original, nor very "magical". The descriptions of the Cornwall region seemed to have been ripped right out of a local tour brochure, full of cliches. The author spent all her creativity in making these characters unnatural good looking but felt short in giving them any sustancial depth. The narrator did a fairly decent job even with the male voices. I have to agree with another reviewer that it was more like a "reading" and not a "performance". If you like a cheesy, Lifetime channel movie of the week, this book is for you. Otherwise I suggest you save your credit for something better.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Heart-Shaped Box

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Joe Hill
    • Narrated By Stephen Lang
    Overall
    (2188)
    Performance
    (1068)
    Story
    (1065)

    Judas Coyne is a collector of the macabre. But nothing he possesses is as unlikely or as dreadful as his latest discovery, a thing so terrible-strange, Jude can't help but reach for his wallet. For a thousand dollars, Jude will become the proud owner of a dead man's suit, said to be haunted by a restless spirit. But what UPS delivers to his door in a black heart-shaped box is no imaginary or metaphorical ghost. It's the real thing.

    Lesley says: "Yikes! Five stars for fright"
    "This book is not scary but it will haunt you"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I will recommend this book to a friend ONLY if I knew my friend had HIGH tolerance to gore.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Hard to pick a favorite character. That being said the main protagonist had many (pleasantly surprised) layers


    What about Stephen Lang’s performance did you like?

    Good accents. Great female voices


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

    Almost every single chapter of this book gave me a extreme reaction. And by reaction I mean gore, discuss and severe head shaking


    Any additional comments?

    Even though this book is a good work of fiction I cannot say I enjoyed it. Rough book to get thru. I read other reviewers opinions on how gory this book was and boy they weren't kidding. Lots of sexual violence and profanity. Read under your own risk

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

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs)
    • By Elizabeth Hoyt
    • Narrated By Emma Taylor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (227)
    Performance
    (205)
    Story
    (205)

    Since the death of his first wife, Godric St. John has devoted his nights to protecting the innocent of London disguised as the notorious Ghost of St. Giles. When Lord Griffin Reading discovers Godric's secret double life he presents him with an offer he can't refuse, and Godric finds himself married to a young - and pregnant - stranger. Two years ago Lady Margaret "Megs" Reading lost both her lover and her unborn child - but not before being forced into a marriage of convenience with Godric St. John....

    J-9 says: "BRING BACK ASHFORD MCNAB - PLEASE!!!"
    "Good Story - Awful Narration"
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    Would you listen to Lord of Darkness again? Why?

    No. I would not listen to this book again unless they come to their senses and have Asford McNabb read it. Just plain awful. It just ruined the series for me.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Lord of Darkness?

    ******Spoiler Alert*****
    I could not believe there was more than one Ghost of St Giles!


    How could the performance have been better?

    Not the right narrator for this book. All the male voices were annoying, arrogant, not sexy at all. The female voices were ok.


    Any additional comments?

    Please have Ashford Mcnabb come back to this beloved series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Gone Girl: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (20800)
    Performance
    (18646)
    Story
    (18713)

    It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

    Teddy says: "Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!"
    "Cat and mouse game that nobody wins."
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    Any additional comments?

    Excellent performance by the two narrators. Very engaging, made the characters feel trully alive. I agree with some of the other reviews. You will be desappointed at the end of this book. Even though the story itself it's good and well developed. You will scream and cry and want your money back. But you won't do anything. Because you know you loved the book; you bought the story whole, sinker, line and bait. You'll find yourself switching sides every other chapter. And most disturbing of all, you will find your own personal traits are uncomfortably too similar to those of the characters. It may be cliche but this book is definitely haunting.Good luck looking at your spouse the same way.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • First Grave on the Right: Charley Davidson, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Darynda Jones
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3695)
    Performance
    (3017)
    Story
    (3009)

    A smashing, award-winning debut novel that introduces Charley Davidson: part-time private investigator and full-time Grim Reaper. Charley sees dead people. That’s right, she sees dead people. And it’s her job to convince them to “go into the light”. But when these very dead people have died under less than ideal circumstances (i.e. murder), sometimes they want Charley to bring the bad guys to justice. Complicating matters are the intensely hot dreams she’s been having about an Entity who has been following her all her life...and it turns out he might not be dead after all.

    S. Droski says: "Great choice for Stephanie, Lorelai or Buffy fans!"
    "Great Read!!!!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. It was a very fun and a wonderful surprise.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This story had the right amount of SPUNK and an original story line.


    What about Lorelei King’s performance did you like?

    Very engaging reader. Very clear performance


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

    Laugh. Lots of laughing.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm a bit undecided about the rest of the series. But the characters are so entertraining that I think it should be worth the risk to finish the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Good Omens

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Martin Jarvis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4466)
    Performance
    (2915)
    Story
    (2947)

    The world will end on Saturday. Next Saturday. Just before dinner, according to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655. The armies of Good and Evil are amassing and everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except that a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture. And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist.

    Lauren says: "Great voice adds to already amazing story"
    "Good Omens= Good Entertainment"
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    I bought this book while on sale after being on my wish list for a while- I can tell you this was one funny book. Very creative and original characters. So when you get those emails for the sale of the week of whatever, browse the contents. You never know what surprise you'll find.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wicked Intentions

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Hoyt
    • Narrated By Ashford McNab
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (687)
    Performance
    (505)
    Story
    (504)

    Infamous for his wild, sensual needs, Lazarus Huntington, Lord Caire, is searching for a savage killer in St. Giles, London's most notorious slum. Widowed Temperance Dews knows St. Giles like the back of her hand-she's spent a lifetime caring for its inhabitants at the foundling home her family established. Now that home is at risk.....

    Katheryne says: "I don't understand the bad reviews. I enjoyed it!"
    "A very nice surprise"
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    First time reading/listening to Ms. Hoyt and Ms. MacNab and I must say they did a terrific job both with the story and the narration. Kept me engaged through out. Looking forward to book #2 and book #3. Although I've read other reviews about Ms. Hoyt's other series that weren't as good as these books.
    Overall a good choice to spend your credits.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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