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Angel Claire

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  • Captive in the Dark: Dark Duet, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By CJ Roberts
    • Narrated By Emily Durante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (454)
    Performance
    (421)
    Story
    (424)

    Caleb is a man with a singular interest in revenge. Kidnapped as a young boy and sold into slavery by a power-hungry mobster, he has thought of nothing but vengeance. For 12 years he has immersed himself in the world of pleasure slaves searching for the one man he holds ultimately responsible. Finally, the architect of his suffering has emerged with a new identity, but not a new nature.

    Katheryne says: "Dark, disturbing, perverse…but I loved it!"
    "Absolutely terrified!"
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    What did you love best about Captive in the Dark?

    Captive in the Dark is a truly disturbing story and so the book isn't one you love but just like the proverbial train wreck, you just have to keep reading.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I was so pleased that Livy fought for her freedom - even though it didn't work out for her - at least she tried.


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

    Emily Durante's narration gave Livy's character an intensity that was necessary to convey the desperation, elation, frustration and terror that was Livy's life.


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

    There is no way I could listen to this book in one sitting - it was way too intense.


    Any additional comments?

    Be warned that this is not a feel good romance - but if you are able to separate yourself from the story it is an excellent read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Travis: Alluring Indulgence, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Nicole Edwards
    • Narrated By Manxie Hardy, William Sharpe, Dake Bliss
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (72)
    Performance
    (71)
    Story
    (72)

    Travis Walker, the oldest of the seven Walker brothers, has been referred to as moody and mysterious, and for the most part, he would agree. Until recently he spent his days helping his brothers run the family business. Now he dedicates his time and energy to building a resort, Alluring Indulgence, that caters to fetishes and fantasies. And despite his attempt to work himself into the ground, Travis has never denied - at least not to himself - that something is missing.

    Taniya says: "Smokin frickin Hot!"
    "On the fence with this one!"
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    Where does Travis rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This audiobook doesn't make my top ten. The story contained a lot of background thought by all characters and I found this frustrating. I just kept thinking 'will you please get on with it'.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This was a happily ever after story and it didn't fail to deliver.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The three characters in the book finally coming to grips with the depth of their love for each other.


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

    Alluring Indulgence!


    Any additional comments?

    I felt that the book was let down by the continual overthinking and musings of the characters. I realise that it is good to know what each character is thinking but it shouldn't be to the detriment of the story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Date with a Dom: Prelude to Requested Surrender: Trust in Me, Book 3.5

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 42 mins)
    • By Riley Murphy
    • Narrated By Kai Kennicott
    Overall
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    She wants to be friends and he wants to be lovers. She's vanilla and he's a Dom. She's not convinced this will work. He's positive they'll be great together. A trial relationship it is. So they make a pact. He agrees to give her the eight "hands-off" date nights she wants, while she agrees to his condition and participates in all the sexting he's after. She's thinking he's a busy guy, so no big whoop. Unfortunately, he's willing to make all kinds of time - for her.

    Angel Claire says: "Excruciatingly bad narration!"
    "Excruciatingly bad narration!"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Listening to this book was like listening to fingernails down a chalkboard. It certainly wasn't time well spent.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the story enough to purchase Requested Surrender as an ebook for my Kindle. I am interested to see where the story goes. The characters appear to be interesting and as this is a prequel it sets the scene nicely for what is to come.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The performance - here goes. It was really difficult to concentrate on the story being read because of all the background noises. I could hear footsteps - was she walking as she narrated the book. The music in the background was positively grating. The narration was soooo slow.


    Was A Date with a Dom: Prelude to Requested Surrender worth the listening time?

    No. I hope this book is out as an ebook.


    Any additional comments?

    I thought long and hard about how to review this book. The author has put a great deal of work into the book and I think it will be a worthwhile book to read, but the narration is the big downfall.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Written in My Own Heart's Blood: Outlander, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (44 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (85)
    Performance
    (79)
    Story
    (81)

    It is June 1778, and the world seems to be turning upside down. The British Army is withdrawing from Philadelphia, with George Washington in pursuit, and for the first time, it looks as if the rebels might actually win. But for Claire Fraser and her family, there are even more tumultuous revolutions that have to be accommodated. Her former husband, Jamie, has returned from the dead, demanding to know why in his absence she married his best friend, Lord John Grey.

    Paula says: "Utterly satisfying!"
    "It's everything I wished for!"
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    Where does Written in My Own Heart's Blood rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Diana Gabaldon and Amy Harmon (my favourite authors) have written some amazing books and I rank all of their books equally at the very top of my listening tree. Written In My Own Heart's Blood is a book I have been eagerly anticipating for four years and it is everything I hoped it would be.


    What other book might you compare Written in My Own Heart's Blood to and why?

    At first I was going to say that I haven't read any other books that I could compare to this one but that wouldn't be true. The first one was named Outlander and was the story of a time traveler named Claire and a young Scotsman named Jamie.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I had many favourite scenes but there were a couple of notables that I keep thinking of over and over again. One would be when Bree was reading the letter she found from Frank Randall. It showed just how much he loved and treasured Bree and how he had done all he could to prepare her for the life ahead. The other scene would be the tragedy the family suffered just before leaving Savannah. Absolutely heartbreaking. And then there was William! Oh and of course Lord John.


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

    This book is amazing in that it brings together so much of what has come before. I think I will need to listen to it a couple of times to pick up all it has to offer. Did I want to listen to it all in one session? Hell yes! I wanted to know it all. But realistically with a book that spans 48 hours of listening time that was never going to happen.


    Any additional comments?

    Any book that can leave you constantly thinking about what you have just read, about the decisions the characters made and the way their lives evolved is a gift to be treasured. But now I find that I need to go back to the beginning yet again because I realise that I didn't pay enough attention to what was written before! Well done Diana.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Space Between: An Outlander Novella

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    Overall
    (614)
    Performance
    (572)
    Story
    (574)

    Joan MacKimmie is on her way to Paris to take up her vocation as a nun. Yet her decision is less a matter of faith than fear, for Joan is plagued by mysterious voices that speak of the future, and by visions that mark those about to die. The sanctuary of the nunnery promises respite from these unwanted visitations...or so she prays. Her chaperone is Michael Murray, a young widower who, though he still mourns the death of his wife, finds himself powerfully drawn to his charge.

    Kathy says: "A Delight!"
    "Le Comte and the Frog!"
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    This book is set in June 1778 when Joan McKimmie travels to France to enter a convent. Joan is accompanied by Michael Murray son of Ian and Jenny. Michael is mourning the recent death of his wife and his father. I won't go into the story other than to say this book will answer many questions raised thirty years before and is the perfect book to listen to whilst you wait for the 10th of June. Absolutely fascinating!

    Davina Porter's narration is amazing as always.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Uncovering You 2: Submission: Uncovering You, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Scarlett Edwards
    • Narrated By Amy Johnson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (76)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
    (70)

    I have survived the worst. I have come out of the darkness with my sanity intact. Now, I get to meet the monster holding me here. For the first time since my captivity began, I get to meet Stonehart. Whatever he wants, I'll be ready. The collar may be tight around my neck, but I will not be a prisoner. A prisoner has no choice. A prisoner has no purpose. But a concubine, on the other hand? She always has a choice. And today, I choose to fight.

    Candateshia Pafford says: "WOW!"
    "Hiding behind the couch but can't look away!!!"
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    Would you listen to Uncovering You 2: Submission again? Why?

    This series has been very cleverly written and I will be listening to this book many times. There are so many hints to what lies behind the story and another one comes to light each time the story is read.


    What other book might you compare Uncovering You 2: Submission to and why?

    At first I compared this book to Consequences but after reading this second book in the series I think it has a flavour of its own. It's obvious that JS has his own agenda and I am so intrigued to find out what that is. Lily is going to need to think so much smarter if she wants a chance to outsmart him. This man is ruthless.


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

    Amy Johnson's narration is as intense in this book as it was in Uncovering You 1.


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

    For me the most telling part in this book was in the early chapters when JS turned on the purple light to show Lily how easily he could control her boundaries. When he whispered 'run' my heart dropped - I almost gave up then. I thought 'this man is mad - how will you ever bring him down'.


    Any additional comments?

    Scarlett Edwards is an amazing talent. She has been able to continue the tension created in the first book through to the second and I am so looking forward to the third. I just hope our heroine keeps fighting back!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Contract: Uncovering You, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Scarlett Edwards
    • Narrated By Amy Johnson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (105)
    Performance
    (97)
    Story
    (99)

    When I wake up in a dark, unfamiliar room, I have no idea what's waiting for me in the shadows. My imagination conjures up demons of the worst kind. Reality is much worse: A collar with no leash. A prison with no walls. And a life stripped of meaning. A collar with no leash. A prison with no walls. And a life stripped of meaning. I am presented with a vile contract and asked to sign. It outlines the terms of my servitude.

    Candateshia Pafford says: "WOW!"
    "Amazing start to a new series!"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Contract the most enjoyable?

    I was absolutely glued to this book from the very beginning. The development of the characters and the depth of raw emotion made this a one sitting listen.


    What other book might you compare The Contract to and why?

    I guess the only book I have read that would compare to this was Comfort Food.


    What about Amy Johnson’s performance did you like?

    Amy Johnson's performance was amazing. Her narration was full of emotion - making me feel like I was also living this nightmare.


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

    This is a series of books - too early to make tag line. But when I do it will be something that conveys the battle that is about to be waged.


    Any additional comments?

    This was only a short listen but it was well worth the effort. Hopefully all other books in this series will be available on Audible.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • A Different Blue

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Amy Harmon
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    Overall
    (63)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (60)

    Blue Echohawk doesn't know who she is. She doesn't know her real name or when she was born. Abandoned at two and raised by a drifter, she didn't attend school until she was ten years old. At nineteen, when most kids her age are attending college or moving on with life, she is just a senior in high school. With no mother, no father, no faith, and no future, Blue Echohawk is a difficult student, to say the least.

    J. Duncan says: "Great story."
    "A Different Blue - my number one book ever!!!!"
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    Would you listen to A Different Blue again? Why?

    Wow! Where do I start. It is difficult to review a book like this without spoiling it for others.

    A Different Blue is a story with so many layers. We meet Blue as a twenty year old working her way through her graduation year of school. Her life takes a massive change when Darcy Wilson, a young history professor, comes into her life. His take on history - how it moulds who we are and where we going, forces Blue to confront her own past and future.

    Would I listen to A Different Blue again? This book is awe inspiring and I know I will listen to it again and again.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    We all remember that special teacher at school - the one who made learning seem worth while - the one who made a difference. Darcy Wilson was that person and more. For Blue he was the one who made it all make sense.


    What about Tavia Gilbert’s performance did you like?

    I have listened to other books narrated by Tavia Gilbert and I think this was on of her best, although I do think she could work on her British accent.


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

    I did have an extreme reaction to this book. A Different Blue ran the full gambit of emotions. Without spoiling it for others this is a book that will leave your heart full whist at the same time giving your emotions a heavy going over.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a story that can be read by old and young adults. Each of us will take something different from it. Amy Harmon has has bravely written a story that that confronts some of society's saddest and happiest events. Well worth the credit.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Making Faces

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Amy Harmon
    • Narrated By Rob Shapiro
    Overall
    (145)
    Performance
    (136)
    Story
    (138)

    Ambrose Young was beautiful. He was tall and muscular, with hair that touched his shoulders and eyes that burned right through you. The kind of beautiful that graced the covers of romance novels, and Fern Taylor would know. She'd been reading them since she was 13. But maybe because he was so beautiful he was never someone Fern thought she could have...until he wasn't beautiful anymore.

    CAROLYN says: "A HEARTBREAKING & VERY EMOTIONAL LISTEN"
    "Amy Harmon - what a great book!"
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    Where does Making Faces rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I guess I would rate Making Faces as one of the top ten books I have listened to this year. The book has substance, characters are well developed, the story is intense and thought provoking.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Making Faces tells a story of how we see ourselves and how others see us.


    Which character – as performed by Rob Shapiro – was your favorite?

    This is the first time I have listened to a book narrated by Rob Shapiro and I was very impressed. The character I will remember the most was Bailey - his love of life despite his difficulties was inspirational.


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

    Life is what you make it!


    Any additional comments?

    Making Faces is my first Amy Harmon read and it won't be my last. This book is a romance but not 'hot and sweaty'. This book has left me thinking about my life and how I sometimes take my fortunate life for granted. Well worth a credit.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Without Regret

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By R. L. Mathewson
    • Narrated By Stella Bloom
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (82)

    Chris Williams is used to making sacrifices. For years he's done his duty by his family and his calling as he awaited the one person that was meant for him. When she finally came into his life, she was nothing like the woman he'd expected. Instead of being the warrior ready to help him protect his family and the humans under his care he got.....

    Yvette says: "WELL I REGRET THE MALE LEAD!!! WHAT A JERK!"
    "Don't waste your credit!!!"
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    There were no Audible reviews available and so I downloaded this one on the reputation of the authors other books. BIG mistake. The story in this book is slow, the characters are poorly developed and the narration is ordinary. In future if there isn't an Audible review I will check out the reviews for the print editions on Amazon.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Rebecca's Lost Journals: Volumes 1-5

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Lisa Renee Jones
    • Narrated By Grace Grant, Sebastian York
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (72)
    Performance
    (70)
    Story
    (71)

    Rebecca Mason has known heartache and sorrow in her life, losing everyone she loves. She's on her own in San Francisco, lost in every way, until she dares to make the decision to chase her dream of working in the art world. It is then that she meets a rich, seductively powerful man who will become the Master she never knew she wanted and change her life forever. He will lead her on a dark, passionate journey where pain is pleasure and pleasure is pain, and where every limit she once had is no more. In this man, she will find solace to her pain, an escape from the ache inside her.

    justme says: "Skip it....."
    "Rebecca's Journey - essential reading!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    These journals are integral reading with the Inside Out Trilogy. Journals 1 - 4 give the background to Rebecca's life and a greater understanding of what was going on in her life at the time she wrote the journals. Journal 5 is written from the Master point of view and for me to review that journal would spoil it for all listeners. I read Rebecca's Lost Journals on my kindle before I listened to 'If I Were You' and 'Being Me'. I would recommend listening to Journal 5 after 'Being Me'.


    What other book might you compare Rebecca's Lost Journals to and why?

    Rebecca's Lost Journals are the story of Rebecca's journey into the life of a Master and submissive. They share her thoughts, her triumphs and her regrets. I don't know what books I would compare them to - they were a much more in depth read than Fifty Shades.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I wouldn't call it a favourite scene but for me it was the most telling. It was when Rebecca finally decided not to sign another contract. Rebecca knew that while she loved her Master deeply he was unable to give the same back to her. It was only ever going to be a contract - never a relationship.


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

    Not every book series should be made into a film and I think this is one of them.


    Any additional comments?

    The narration by Grace Grant and Sebastian York was brilliant as always. I was pleased to see that these novellas had finally been released as an audiobook.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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