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Ashley

I have a real crazy in love relationship with books!!!

SAINT LOUIS, MO, United States | Member Since 2013

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  • 85 reviews
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  • 403 titles in library
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  • A Gentle Rain

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Deborah Smith
    • Narrated By Suzy Harbulak
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (207)
    Performance
    (180)
    Story
    (181)

    A Connecticut heiress learns she's adopted and travels to northern Florida "cracker" cattle ranch to find her birth parents. There she also finds unexpected romance with the ranch's owner.

    ~~ DARA ~~ says: "Extremely Touching!"
    "Pretty Sweet"
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    Where does A Gentle Rain rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Probably around the middle. I mean it was a good book for sure, but I have read/listened to a lot and this one isn't my favorite.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Gentle Rain?

    Probably when everyone learned the truth about "Karen."


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

    I have not but I like her perspective on things. I like that she made people with disabilities a big part of her story and showed how beautiful they are too. It was quite touching and very sweet.


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

    "At the heart of it...."


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed reading this book. I think the narration was great and the story was very tender. If you are looking for something a little different, then I would definitely recommend this.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Boundary Crossed: An Old World Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Melissa F. Olson
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (28)

    After her twin sister's brutal death, former US Army Sergeant Allison "Lex" Luther vowed to protect her niece, Charlie, from every possible danger. Then when two vampires attempted to kidnap the child, it quickly turned into a fight to the death - Lex's death, that is.

    Mario says: "Not as Good but Not a Carbon-Copy"
    "Kept my attention!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Boundary Crossed to be better than the print version?

    I don't know as I've never read the print version.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Boundary Crossed?

    Pretty much all of the book so its hard to say. Maybe when Lex was learning about herself.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I didn't really have a favorite scene, but I generally overall loved Lex's tenacity to fight for her sister and niece. She loves hard and I really liked that about her. I also liked the supporting characters as well.


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

    Never stop fighting for those you love...

    I think that works. It's early and I'm not at my most creative right now.


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed this book. This is my first go round with this author and narrator and I think they both did a superb job. I definitely recommend this book whether it is on a credit or not.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Six Months: Seven Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Dannika Dark
    • Narrated By Nicole Poole
    Overall
    (557)
    Performance
    (507)
    Story
    (503)

    April Frost is a compassionate young woman with a steady job and ambitious goals. But the harder she runs away from her past, the more it threatens to destroy her. When three strangers enter her life, April is forced to face her demons, and it's a battle she may not win. Private investigators in the Breed world are men who take risks, and Reno Cole is no exception. As a Shifter, he's expected to control his inner animal. But lately his wolf has been venturing dangerously close to the city, and he's about to discover why.

    Joan says: "6 Months of ups and downs"
    "Nope not as good as book 1"
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    Would you try another book from Dannika Dark and/or Nicole Poole?

    Of course.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Dannika Dark? Why or why not?

    Yes. Currently, Dannika Dark is 1 for 1 (1 good, 1 ok). The first book "Seven Years" was so awesome that I would be willing to try again. Maybe just one more time.


    What aspect of Nicole Poole’s performance would you have changed?

    April's voice! It drove me crazy. She was too whiny and sounded scared of her own shadow the majority of the book. I understand her being timid is part of her character but I think narrator and author took this characteristic way too far.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Absolutely not. I wouldn't even watch previews.


    Any additional comments?

    I am a bit disappointed in this book compared with how good book 1 was. I could not recommend it in good concious unless it was on a sale...AND a person didn't mind listening to April's (Nichole Poole) annoying performance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Seven Years: Seven, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Dannika Dark
    • Narrated By Nicole Poole
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (925)
    Performance
    (824)
    Story
    (827)

    It's been seven years since Lexi Knight lost her brother in a tragic accident. On the anniversary of his death, her brother's best friend shows up unexpectedly - a man she hasn't seen since the funeral. He is no longer the boy Lexi once knew, but a dangerous-looking man with tattoos and dark secrets. He broke her trust and abandoned her family, yet what he reveals makes it impossible to stay angry. Lexi has been secretly infatuated with Austin since childhood, so finding out he's a Shifter just makes him sexier.

    Alisha says: "Nice surprise."
    "Whatever it is, they've got it!"
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    Wow it's been a while since a book has kept my attention. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised of a somewhat new take on the shifter genre. This book showed emotion, love, mystery and humor. I actually lol a couple of times. The author did a phenomenal job. The narrator was superb as well. I found myself downloading book 2 before book 1 ended! Needless to say I recommend Seven Years!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Secret Life of Trystan Scott: The Complete Collection Volumes 1 - 5

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By H. M. Ward
    • Narrated By Jennifer O'Donnell, Sebastian Fields
    Overall
    (154)
    Performance
    (142)
    Story
    (145)

    Fame has a price and Trystan doesn't want to pay. Everything he worked so hard to hide is about to be revealed. Nothing he can do will stop it. Within a few short hours everyone will know about his father and the sordid details of his past. There are four words Trystan's father said that haunt him - four words that he ignored - never fall in love. But it's too late. This is the complete collection of the prequel series to Broken Promises (A Trystan Scott novel).

    Melanie says: "Teenage high school romance loaded with tension"
    "Good...for teenagers..."
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    I thought this was a pretty good YA story. It had a lot of interesting elements and good characters. I feel like the book tries to send a positive message to teenagers by giving life advice so that was cool. However, I actually found it to be quite juvenile...and this is coming from someone who likes a good YA novel. Now even with that being said, I think this is a pretty decent read for someone 21 & under. I would recommend it then.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Burn for Me: A Hidden Legacy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Ilona Andrews
    • Narrated By Renee Raudman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (529)
    Performance
    (485)
    Story
    (486)

    Nevada Baylor is faced with the most challenging case of her detective career - a suicide mission to bring in a suspect in a volatile situation. Nevada isn't sure she has the chops. Her quarry is a Prime, the highest rank of magic user, who can set anyone and anything on fire. Then she's kidnapped by Connor "Mad" Rogan - a darkly tempting billionaire with equally devastating powers.

    RabidReads says: "Cover aside, this audiobook rocked!"
    "Say It Ain't So...."
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Possibly someone who has never read/heard the amazing writing that is Ilona Andrews. I think someone who is just getting their feet wet in the Fantasy genre could start here.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I am currently listening to Desire's Prize by M. S. Laurens. This isn't an author I have ever read before but I got in on a sale and am hoping I get pleasantly surprised.


    What aspect of Renee Raudman’s performance would you have changed?

    I have to first give the disclaimer that Renee Raudman is my favorite narrator but I have to be honest. Just like another reviewer said, she was not spot on with her performance this time. Her voices were not consistent. There was one time that Nevada sounded like Adam Pierce and I had to rewind cause I found it odd that Adam would be having the conversation. Also, some of the voices drove me crazy. Early on Adam sounded masculine at least, but towards the end he sounded like a whiny 11 year old.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Honestly I was sad and disappointed, especially because I pre-ordered this with keen anticipation. Ilona Andrews is my favorite author and I was expecting so much more. This book is definitely NOT a romance novel. I had a hard time understanding when the romance supposedly started. It just seemed to be all about Rogan's hotness, arrogance and crassness. Nevada appeared to be strong originally but then just let Rogan's looks completely distract her. It just seemed like she was in lust with him and I didn't feel that the affection or relationship was built up well.


    Any additional comments?

    This book does not sound original to the author at all. It seems like they tried to step outside of their urban fantasy genre into romance but did not land soundly. This book let me down. But please do not let this one work throw you off of this author. The Kate Daniels series is totally amazing, and I understand that may be a hard thing to beat.

    16 of 19 people found this review helpful
  • Caught on Camera

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Kim Law
    • Narrated By Natalie Ross
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (302)
    Performance
    (264)
    Story
    (271)

    Beautiful Vega Zaragoza learned the hard way that sex and the spotlight don’t mix. Now the former model makes her living behind the camera, working as a videographer to escape public scrutiny. But when Vega gets a shot at her dream job, one that puts her back in the public eye, she must choose: continue to play it safe or gamble everything to go toe-to-toe - and heart-to-heart - with the city’s most eligible bachelor.

    Kristin says: "LOVED THIS BOOK,"
    "A girl has dreams...."
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    Obviously from the rating you can tell how much I enjoyed this book. Everything was spot on from the narration to the characters to the story. This is definitely a romance novel, but one where the main characters had some pretty decent flaws-no matter how beautiful and perfect they both looked on the outside. The cover picture does not do the book justice, as it indicates more of a trashy type chic lit/erotica book which this book is definitely not.

    I couldn't be more pleased with my purchase and am currently on the prowl for more books by Kim Law with Natalie Ross narrating. Need I say more? Go buy it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Blood Wager: Blood Destiny, #1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Connie Suttle
    • Narrated By Traci Odom
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (787)
    Performance
    (707)
    Story
    (717)

    Lissa's life as a vampire begins on the day her husband is removed from life support. Turned by rogues who wager her life, Lissa is running from her maker who is determined to kill her, hunted by the Council who has branded her a rogue and blackmailed by werewolves, who utilize her newly developed talents for their own gain.

    Robin in Vermont says: "A compelling read!"
    "Where is book #2 at already?????"
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    I really really enjoyed listening to this book. First off, lets talk about the narration. Traci Odom did a great job and I can't wait to listen to more from her. The book had somewhat of a new take on the whole vampire thing and it was pretty action packed. For those of you who dislike sappy love stories, this one is definitely for you. While there may be a love interest, it is not the primary focus of this story.

    All in all, I would not hesitate to buy this book regardless if it is on sale or not.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Clean Sweep

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Ilona Andrews
    • Narrated By Renee Raudman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (991)
    Performance
    (901)
    Story
    (901)

    On the outside, Dina Demille is the epitome of normal. She runs a quaint Victorian Bed and Breakfast in a small Texas town, owns a Shih Tzu named Beast, and is a perfect neighbor, whose biggest problem should be what to serve her guests for breakfast.

    Donna says: "A MUST LISTEN. Promising start for a new series."
    "Good...but this is missing something"
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    This was a good book, but not as good as Ilona Andrews normally writes...in my very humble opinion. I am a huge fan of the Kate Daniels series so I was expecting something as good as that series, but this one just isn't it. Even with that being said, please do not misunderstand me thinking this was not a good book, because it is. However, for the first time every I found myself a little disappointed in Renee Raudman. For some strange reason the character was supposed to be in her early 20's but she sounded like she was in her late 70's. Also, there was a bit of overacting that drove me crazy!!!! (P.S. I'm sorry Renee cause I really love your narration normally).

    Ok so enough of the negatives, lets talk about the good. There were really funny moments that I wasn't expecting that I found myself literally laughing out loud to. I also liked the little romance aspect and the two guys competing for the main character.

    All in all, I would still recommend this book. But I would say if you have never read an Ilona Andrews novel, please do not be turned off by this review or this book. This is a pretty interesting writing team that writes some of the most intriguing stories.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hounded: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11770)
    Performance
    (10524)
    Story
    (10491)

    Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old - when in actuality, he’s twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer. Unfortunately, a very angry Celtic god wants that sword, and he’s hounded Atticus for centuries....

    Chris says: "Finally, a modern day fantasy that really hits the"
    "Luke Daniel's voice is sooo like honey..."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely! This book is amazing and I have no problem recommending it to anyone who likes a bit of action, adventure, and mystery!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Well its a mix of Atticus and Oberan. Atticus's adaptation to the current times was pretty cool, but I loved the humor of both of their characters.


    Which character – as performed by Luke Daniels – was your favorite?

    Oberan (once again spell check lol). He did such a good job that there were moments I found myself laughing!


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

    Of course..but then of course I couldn't really do that because of that little thing called responsibility lol.


    Any additional comments?

    I must honestly say I bought the book on a sale and truly delayed in reading it by like 6 months. I am so glad I finally took the time out to listen and it was such a pleasant surprise. There is no syrupy love story in here, just pure...idk awesomeness??? It was a good read and I look forward to listening to book 2...so obviously I don't need to say this but..buy the book because it is definitely worth it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Unwanted Wife: An Unwanted Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Natasha Anders
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (263)
    Performance
    (241)
    Story
    (238)

    No one had ever looked at her and seen perfection - until now. Delicate, titian-haired Theresa Noble has met her father’s associates in the past, but the gorgeous, Italian-born Sandro De Lucci leaves her speechless. Eighteen months into their marriage, however, Sandro has turned to ice. Desperate to escape a relationship that has proven to be as stubbornly passionate as it is cold and hateful, Theresa summons up the courage to ask for a divorce. But before he’ll grant her request, Sandro demands something from Theresa: a son.

    Candateshia Pafford says: "What a surprise!"
    "It's a winner!"
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    Where does The Unwanted Wife rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is up there. Not in the top 10 but it definitely scored high.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sandro. He was very masculine, honest, and focused on achieving his goals. I thought the steps he took to get to where he needed to be were quite admirable and I just love honest, masculine men, so there you have it.


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

    She did a great job with the accent and the male parts. I think she is very talented and really made the book feel authentic and flow smoothly.


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

    Hmmm good question...maybe something like "Fighting against it, only makes you fall harder for it"..not my best work, but hey its late and I'm sleepy.


    Any additional comments?

    I thought this was a really good deal. I really enjoyed listening to it. I found it very relaxing and for the price of this book you can't beat it. I highly recommend it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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