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Angela

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  • 26 reviews
  • 265 ratings
  • 544 titles in library
  • 77 purchased in 2014
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  • The Undead in My Bed

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Jessica Sims, Molly Harper, Katie MacAlister
    • Narrated By Leah Mallach, Abby Craden, Sophie Eastlake
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (551)
    Performance
    (501)
    Story
    (497)

    In "Shades of Gray" by Katie MacAlister, Noelle is a Guardian: a demon-wrangler, imp-banisher, and all-round secret protector of humans from the Otherworld. In "Undead Sublet" by Molly Harper, executive chef Tess Maitland is banned from her five-star kitchen in Chicago to recover from "exhaustion". Jessica Sims's "Out With a Fang" features Ruby Sommers, a lonely were-jaguar who signs up for a blind date through the paranormal dating agency Midnight Liaisons.

    NDiaye says: "Dynamic Trio... hmmm maybe"
    "More Molly Harper...please"
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    I purchased this for the Molly Harper story more than anything and was not disappointed. A cup of humor, a dash of old friends and a pinch of vampire culture - cooking style. It's a great story I've already relistened to it again. I think it's worth the credit for Molly's story alone.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kinked: A Novel of the Elder Races, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Thea Harrison
    • Narrated By Sophie Eastlake
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (658)
    Performance
    (606)
    Story
    (611)

    As a harpy, Sentinel Aryal is accustomed to dealing with hate, but Sentinel Quentin Caeravorn manages to inspire in her a burning ire unlike anything she's ever known. Aryal believes the new Sentinel to be a criminal, and vows to take him out as soon as the opportunity arises. But the harpy's incessant wrath has pushed Quentin to the limit, and forces him to make a deadly vow of his own. To put an end to the conflict, Dragos, Lord of the Wyr, sends them on a reconnaissance mission to the Elven land of Numenlaur.

    Teresa says: "Keep 'em coming."
    "Another wonderful addition to the series!"
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    As a follower of the series I wasn't so sure that I would like Aryal's story... and boy was I taken by surprise. Aryal is so prickly, confrontational and argumentative and though that doesn't change...the perspective of the reader/listener does. That's amazing story telling to me. Thea Harrison is an amazing author and I absolutely love this book/this series and highly recommend it.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Thankless in Death: In Death, Book 37

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1541)
    Performance
    (1382)
    Story
    (1393)

    For Lieutenant Eve Dallas of the NYPSD, the job is a useful reminder of what she has to be grateful for this season. Hosting Roarke's big Irish family for the holiday may be challenging, but it’s a joyful improvement on her own dark childhood. Other couples aren’t as lucky as Eve and Roarke. The Reinholds, for example, are lying on the floor of their Downing Street apartment, stabbed and bludgeoned almost beyond recognition. Those who knew them are stunned - and even more heartbroken by the overwhelming evidence that they were murdered by their own son.

    Patricia says: "Violence vs. Sentiment"
    "Yummy... like a Thanksgiving Turkey"
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    What did you love best about Thankless in Death?

    One of my top things I enjoy about the JD Robb series are the connections of family, friends and coworkers. Each book I look forward not only to the murder but to the reunion with the supporting cast. Like most girls, I like gossip and each book is like getting a little bit of gossip on how some of my favorite characters are doing. This book has quite a few connection scenes - more than I'm used to seeing - and I love it all the more for it. Thanksgiving is full of family, friends and food - so why wouldn't this wonderful book that takes place during that time.


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

    Yes, I have, and this narration is just as wonderful as each of the JD Robb books before... and looking forward to many more.


    Any additional comments?

    Much of the murder side of the story is from the perspective of the killer - more so than in any of her other books that I can recall. It was also more graphic than usual. I would say that balances very well with the more than usual emotional scenes within the book. There were a few scenes that were tear jerkers for me as I dearly love these characters.

    Overall I would give this book more stars if I could - great writing, great narration. Can't wait for the next one!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fifth Grave Past the Light: Charley Davidson, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Darynda Jones
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1408)
    Performance
    (1298)
    Story
    (1294)

    Charley Davidson isn’t your everyday, run-of-the-mill grim reaper. She’s more of a paranormal private eye/grim reaper extraordinaire. However, she gets sidetracked when the sexy, sultry son of Satan, Reyes Farrow, moves in next door. To further complicate matters, Reyes is her main suspect in an arson case. Charley has vowed to stay away from him until she can find out the truth... but then dead women start appearing in her apartment, one after another, each lost, confused, and terrified beyond reason.

    Hassan says: "Charley Davidson is Back!!!!"
    "*HUGE SMILE* Spot on!"
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    If you could sum up Fifth Grave Past the Light in three words, what would they be?

    HOT, HOT, HOT - it didn't say it had to be three different words... LOL


    What other book might you compare Fifth Grave Past the Light to and why?

    It's hard to compare as I've never really found anyone who writes quite like Darynda Jones. I will say it has some of the comedy and spunk that you can find in many of Molly Harper's books while having some of the long range plot line scope found in Nalini Singh's Psy-Changeling series but this series is so very unique.


    What about Lorelei King’s performance did you like?

    Lorelei absolutely rocks this series! I couldn't imagine another reader being able to infuse that perfect sarcastic sense of humor that is Charlie. The timing is spot on and it's almost like a perfectly timed movie that you're listening to instead of a book. The narration truly brings a new dimension to the series that does nothing but make it so much better! I can't speak enough about Lorelei and how well she's narrated this series!!


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

    YES - let's just say my gasp and laugh at the end of the book made my husband come from two rooms away to find out what had happened. : )


    Any additional comments?

    This book really moves the story line along with more information on the plot line arc. I was pleased for this as well as the progression of the love story between Reyes and Charlie. Great book - great series - and I can't wait for the next one!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Dirty Shame: J.J. Graves Mystery, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Liliana Hart
    • Narrated By Laura Faye Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (72)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
    (68)

    J.J. Graves is back in Bloody Mary, but she's a long way from feeling at home. Between her physical scars from being the target of a murderer and the emotional scars left by her parents, she doesn't know who she can trust. But death doesn't stop for anyone. The first murder is grisly. The second even more so. And though things are shaky between them, she and her best friend, Jack, have no choice but to join forces and find the killer. Because the life of someone they love dearly hangs in the balance.

    🌺༺❤ HaloLove ❤༻🌺 says: "Amazing Read!!"
    "Mystery with a dash of romance"
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    I like this one better than the first as the characters are truly into their firm groove. Each of the characters act in situations as they should and it makes for some fun times as Doc is just so head strong. I do like the realism that she is recovering from a trauma and her healing process will take time. I like the relationship as she is a character I feel deserves happiness. The only negative is that come the end it felt rushed. Big event and then what felt like a sharp cut off. I felt there could have been more come the end to even out the feel of the story line. And just a warning - there is a cliff hanger. Next book comes out in October and I'm hooked enough that I'll be purchasing it.
    A separate note - the reader for me doesn't nail male voices so at times where there is a discussion between two males it's a little hard to identify who is supposed to be speaking. Overall though she's good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dirty Little Secrets: A J.J. Graves Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Liliana Hart
    • Narrated By Laura Faye Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (122)
    Performance
    (109)
    Story
    (110)

    J.J. Graves has seen a lot of dead bodies in her line of work... She's not only in the mortuary business, but she's also the coroner for King George County, Virginia. When a grisly murder is discovered in the small town of Bloody Mary, it's up to J.J. and her best friend, Detective Jack Lawson, to bring the victim justice. The murders are piling up...

    Squeak says: "Nice Little Mystery"
    "Like a pilot for a tv series..."
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    This book for me is similar to a pilot for a tv series - the characters and the plot are just getting settled into their roles and there are moments where they don't feel "firm". There are a couple of times where I felt something was off with the characters, but by the second book the author had the flow and characters down pat.
    This book is a short one at just over 5 hours. It might come across as a bit rushed for some so I give that warning, but I feel it's a good start to the series and I liked it enough to purchase the second book.
    I will say there are no clues as to who the murderer is throughout the story. *cheeky grin* But you do meet him early on in the story. This is something a little different for me as most mysteries I listen to have clues and I can guess them with accuracy pretty early on. So it was a refreshing change.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Pagan Stone: Sign of Seven, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (584)
    Performance
    (302)
    Story
    (306)

    Years ago, after their blood brother ritual, Gage, Fox, and Caleb emerged from the woods, each with a piece of bloodstone. Now, it will become their weapon in the final fight against the demon they awakened. Winner take all...Shared nightmares, visions of blood and fire, and random violence begin to plague the longtime friends and Quinn, Layla, and Cybil, the women bound to them by fate. None of them can ignore the fact that, this year, the demon has grown stronger.

    Kristina says: "Rating"
    "The Pagan Stone"
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    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    The series was written 1-2-3 but should have been written as a continual story line to it's conclusion. Because of this the transitions from book one to two to three were a bit choppy. For this book in particular the individuality based solution/conclusion was illogical; though an explanation was given in the story for this, it just didn't hold up for me.


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

    Yes, but to tell would be giving a major emotional scene in the book away. I will say that there is a sense of conclusion to an open emotional issue that is resolved and though sad, I'm happy it was resolved.


    Any additional comments?

    Though the series had some issues for me, I did enjoy it and happy endings always make me smile - so a smile for the happy ending.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Blood Brothers: Sign of Seven, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (651)
    Performance
    (355)
    Story
    (359)

    Every seven years, on the seventh day of the seventh month, strange things happen. It began when three young boys - Caleb, Fox, and Gage - went on a camping trip to the Pagan Stone. And 21 years later, it will end in a showdown between evil and the boys who have become men - and the women who love them.

    beth says: "So-So for Nora"
    "Blood Brothers"
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    What did you like best about this story?

    I really liked the Quinn - the main female character. She really comes across as one of those people you want to meet in real life. Fun, happy and cheerful. Out of all of the books in this series I like this one the most for it's romance story.


    Any additional comments?

    The only thing that I didn't like about this book was the ending/transition to the next book in the series and the "event" at the end. I felt it could have been more thought out to be more impactful. Also I feel that this series out of all that I've read of Nora Roberts is the worst when it comes to that transition from book to book. The series was written 1-2-3 but should have been a continual story line to it's conclusion making the transitions from book one to two to three choppy and the individuality based solution illogical (though an explanation was given in the story it just didn't hold up for me).

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lord's Fall: Elder Races, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Thea Harrison
    • Narrated By Sophie Eastlake
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (931)
    Performance
    (859)
    Story
    (860)

    Before she met Dragos, half-human half-Wyr Pia Giovanni was alone and on the run. Now, she's mated, pregnant, and heading south to repair the Wyr's frayed relationship with the Elves. Being separated from Dragos is painful, but for the good of the Wyr demesne they need to figure out how to be partners, in more places than just the bedroom. In New York to preside over the Sentinel Games, Dragos is worried about his mate, but knows that finding two replacement sentinels is essential to show the rest of the Elder Races just how strong and brutal the Wyr demesne can be.

    Angela says: "Loved, loved, loved it!"
    "Loved, loved, loved it!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Lord's Fall to be better than the print version?

    I think Sophie Eastlake does an amazing job of narrating this series. Listening to the book is a whole new experience of the story. Sophie is able to express the emotions of the characters spot on which really enhances the characters and enjoyment overall.


    Which character – as performed by Sophie Eastlake – was your favorite?

    Pia, the main female character. Pia is growing stronger side by side with Dragos and Sophie really brings out her feistiness as well as her compassion and love. Sophie truly brings Pia, and all of the characters in this series, to life.


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed this book and the series as a whole. I find that Thea Harrison has not only created a wonderful world for her characters, but provides a balance in her characters and story line. There is laughter, fun, adventure as well as bad things that happen that do create sadness and pain. The flow is wonderful and yes, each book has a happy ending in its own way. This book was especially great as it was revisiting Pia and Dragos from book 1 in the series. Like any real relationship the story doesn't end at the mating - life goes on with it's challenges, hopes and dreams and it was a pleasure to listen to a new adventure for them as they continue to grow as a couple/family.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • The Next Always: Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2386)
    Performance
    (2113)
    Story
    (2121)

    The historic hotel in Boonsboro has endured war and peace, the changing of hands, and even rumored hauntings. Now it’s getting a major face-lift from the Montgomery brothers and their eccentric mother. As the architect in the family, Beckett’s social life consists mostly of talking shop over pizza and beer. But there’s another project he’s got his eye on: the girl he’s been waiting to kiss since he was sixteen.

    krista says: "A cozy romance"
    "Good Story, but..."
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    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Next Always?

    Food fight! : )


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    I personally had a hard time with the narrator for this story. I enjoyed the story enough to get the books and read them... but the narrator came close to ruining the audio version for me. His male voices are great, but his female voices are horrible to me.


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

    There were multiple moments in the book that were wonderful and moving. Nora Roberts does a wonderful job of balancing details with the story plot line and emotional flow of the story.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great story that I enjoyed. It is classic Nora Roberts, so expect as such.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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