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Bonnie

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  • Hungry for More: Romantic Fantasies for Women

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Rachel Kramer Bussel
    • Narrated By Natasha Vincent, Paula Fleetwood, Charlie Boxwood
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Romance is all about fantasies of love that ignite your imagination and light a fire inside. Love and sexual fantasy have always been intimately intertwined, and Hungry for More shows just how well the two can merge in this collection of steamy stories.

    Bonnie says: "Great mix of kinky erotica not just for women."
    "Great mix of kinky erotica not just for women."
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    If you could sum up Hungry for More in three words, what would they be?

    Wonderful kinky fun


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

    The stories were all new to me and very well written and narrated. It's rate that there's not a duplicate story from other anthologies, this was well worth the money or credit. The narrators did a great job as well to keep you interested in the characters.


    Any additional comments?

    More anthologies should be like this, if you like erotica, is is a really good one to get.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • With All My Soul: Soul Screamers, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Rachel Vincent
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (199)
    Performance
    (188)
    Story
    (187)

    After not really surviving her junior year (does "undead" count as survival?), Kaylee Cavanaugh has vowed to take back her school from the hellions causing all the trouble. She's going to find a way to turn the incarnations of Avarice, Envy, and Vanity against one another in order to protect her friends and finish this war, once and forever.

    Lisa says: "Have the tissue handy"
    "Not every series ends this well"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    You must follow the series from start to finish, and yes I would


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

    Amanda Ronconi is a great narrator,if you've listened to any of Molly Harper's books you are familiar with er voice and work


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

    You want to drink this book, but not enough time to do in one shot......if only


    Any additional comments?

    This was a great series, with a great ending. Fantastic Author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Croak

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Gina Damico
    • Narrated By Jessica Almasy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (716)
    Performance
    (661)
    Story
    (662)

    Fed up with her wild behavior, 16-year-old Lex’s parents ship her off to upstate New York to live with her Uncle Mort for the summer, hoping that a few months of dirty farm work will whip her back into shape. But Uncle Mort’s true occupation is much dirtier than shoveling manure. He’s a Grim Reaper. And he’s going to teach Lex the family business. She quickly assimilates into the peculiar world of Croak, a town populated by reapers who deliver souls from this life to the next.

    Nick says: "Smarta** Reapers"
    "Really great story for every reader"
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    What made the experience of listening to Croak the most enjoyable?

    A different slant on the GRIM REAPER mystique. The fact that, they recruit troubled teens to become Reapers, is really different. People complained about the narrator, however I was able to slow down the narration by 1/4, and it really helped. If your player can do this you may find that many other narrations are enjoyable, especially when it's a female high pitched voice.


    What did you like best about this story?

    There was a bit of everything, sadness, lots of snarky humor, and interesting twists and turns in the story line. Good character development as well.


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

    I had to slow the narration to get a better feel to the story, and by doing that it was very enjoyable. I


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

    Yes, SPOILER ALERT, when she has to Reap Cory. Very emotional


    Any additional comments?

    Even though this is really for young adults, as an individual who enjoys urban fantasy, I really did enjoy this story. I'm looking forward to the next in this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Circle of Reign: The Dying Lands Chronicle, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Jacob Cooper
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (435)
    Performance
    (410)
    Story
    (413)

    Lands die. The living light fades. An ancient darkness awakens. The Living Light that sustains Arlethia is dwindling. An unknown, vicious enemy approaches in stealth from beyond the northern glaciers, a wasteland of ice that spans hundreds of miles. A clandestine brotherhood of assassins, held in check by the Light for millennia, seeks to break their maledictive shackles and unleash their bloodlust upon the world.

    Ana says: "A rich, exciting fantasy world"
    "Cooper and Kramer are fantastic."
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    What made the experience of listening to Circle of Reign the most enjoyable?

    The character development and MICHAEL KRAMER. (He's a fantastic narrator for Fantasy) ie "Wheel of Time" series. It took a while to follow because the time lines did jump around but it only takes a few chapters to get comfortable with that.


    What other book might you compare Circle of Reign to and why?

    Several series "Warded Man" "Wheel of Time" several more but can't pull up off hand. I'm really looking forward to the next book in this series, especially if Michael Kramer continues to narrate. One of my favorite narrators for this genre.


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

    Many times and he never disappoints, he is great at doing different characters, emotions and accents. A true artist.


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

    If I only had the time. I most certainly would have. I'm very excited at finding a new fantasy series with a great narrator to follow. I'm very impressed with the story line and all the different twists and turns that pop up.


    Any additional comments?

    I don't know when book two in this series will come out, but I hope it won't take as long as waiting for other series books. (Wheel of Time). So many authors start out with a great first book but then they get stuck, I'm hoping Mr. Cooper has his story line well developed and will make his new fans happy very soon.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Tokyo Raider: A Tale of the Grimnoir Chronicles

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 8 mins)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    Overall
    (456)
    Performance
    (422)
    Story
    (424)

    With the Japanese Imperium at war with the Soviet Union, and the United States watching cautiously on the sidelines, Second Lieutenant Joe Sullivan of the U.S. Marines is sent on a dangerous mission to Tokyo. The Russians have Summoned a demon of epic proportions to attack the city, and all that stands in its deadly path is an untested Japanese super-robot. Now, Joe is at the controls, his gravity-spiking Power at the ready. But that is one huge, mean Demon....

    Doug D. Eigsti says: "…..The Enemy of My Enemy is My Friend....."
    "Love Larry Correia"
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    Would you listen to Tokyo Raider again? Why?

    I have all of Larry Corriea's audio books and have listened to them more than once. All the narrators of every book have been great and the stories are usually nonstop action.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    While Joe is helping the Japanese try to fight the Russian Deacon, he blasts the USA national anthem from the speakers of the robot he's working .....To the dismay of the Japanese ......


    What about Bronson Pinchot’s performance did you like?

    Bronson Pinchot is a fantastic narrator, when I see that he's doing a narration, I almost always listen to see if I think I'd want to get that book. He can do every voice and accent and emotions. I enjoy his narrations very much...one of my top 10


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

    It was very easy to do because it was just about an hour.


    Any additional comments?

    Anytime I see Larry Corriea has a new book available I automatically get it, I've never been disappointed ever. One of my favorite narrators with one of my favorite authors....how awesome is that. .

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Hidden: Alex Verus, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Benedict Jacka
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
    Overall
    (338)
    Performance
    (307)
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    With his talent for divining the future, Alex Verus should have foreseen his friends' reactions to the revelations about his previous life. Anne Walker no longer trusts him-and has also cut all ties with the mage community after getting kicked out of the apprentice program. As a favor to Luna, Alex's own apprentice and Anne's best friend, he checks in on her only to be told to leave her alone. Then Anne gets kidnapped.

    Leanna says: "Thought it would be boring"
    "The best in series so far"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would and have recommended this series to several of my friends. Anyone who enjoys The Dresden Files, or Felix Castor series, or John Taylor & The Night Side series has to love this one.


    What other book might you compare Hidden to and why?

    I can only compare it to other series of books and I named them above.


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

    Gilbert Jackson is wonderful in this series. He does both male and female voices and emotions of all characters fantastically, I hope he continues to narrate this series. I also hope that more books in this series come out real soon. I finished all five books in this series in under 10 days.....


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

    Sometimes you have to be bad to be good.


    Any additional comments?

    This series shows that both good people can be nasty and that nasty people can be good. We are humans after all and make choices. I love that about this series. Also that the characters grow in each book to show new strengths in their personality. Must have more Alex...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Free: Christmas Eve, 1914

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 13 mins)
    • By Charles Olivier
    • Narrated By Cameron Daddo, Xander Berkeley, Cody Fern, and others
    Overall
    (299)
    Performance
    (267)
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    (265)

    In 1914, the war which was to have been wrapped up by Christmas had - in reality - only just begun, as all sides entrenched themselves deeper into the Great War. Christmas Eve, 1914 follows one company of British officers as they rotate forward to spend their Christmas on the front lines, a mere 80 yards from the German guns. Upper- and working-class men and boys are thrown together into one trench and struggle to survive.

    Bonnie says: "I was just reading about this in my news paper"
    "I was just reading about this in my news paper"
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    What made the experience of listening to Christmas Eve, 1914 the most enjoyable?

    When I turned on to Audible and saw this offering I was thrilled. Since just reading about "Flanders Fields" in my Sunday newspaper, it was just a wonderful gift to your loyal customers for this time of year.


    What other book might you compare Christmas Eve, 1914 to and why?

    What happened that Christmas of 1914 one hundred years ago can not be compared to anything that I know of. Truth is often stranger than fiction.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    This was done beautifully with a full cast. I usually don't like sound effects in my audio books but it was done with style and class. There were many times I laughed out loud at the British dry humor. I also felt emotional about the deaths from war.


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

    It was easy enough to do that is was just over an hour long. I didn't know where that hour went it had me so engrossed listening to the story.


    Any additional comments?

    I love that the story is coming from one of the officers writing to a mother of one of his comrades who died and served with him ......the letter is written ten years after, to the mother. I can't imagine a mother not knowing about her son because no one bothered to contact her that he had died in the service of his country. Yes this is fictionalized about that time but it none the less shows that we are all human, Thank you Audibe for this wonderful gift.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Chosen: Alex Verus, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Benedict Jacka
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (428)
    Performance
    (390)
    Story
    (388)

    I don't publicly advertise that I'm a mage, but I don't exactly hide it either, and one of the odd things I've learnt over the years is just how much you can get away with if you're blatant enough. Hide something behind smoke and mirrors and make people work to find it, and they'll tear the place down looking for what's there. Alex Verus is a diviner who can see probable futures-a talent that's gotten him out of many a tough scrape. But this time, he may be in over his head. Alex was once apprenticed to a Dark mage, and in his service he did a lot of things he isn't proud of.

    Cliff says: "best on in the series so far"
    "So far every book has gotten better"
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    What did you love best about Chosen?

    All the characters from previous stories really grew and developed in different ways. I think that Luna realized ahead of Alex that some times you just have to deal harshly with bad circumstances....


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Chosen?

    *Spoiler* When Arachne has a conversation with Alex at the end of the story letting him know in very simplistic ways (to quote Shakespeare) "The evil that men do live after them the good is oft interred with their bones" (Meaning people usually only remember the bad things you've done and not the good)


    Which character – as performed by Gildart Jackson – was your favorite?

    All of them actually, but besides Alex, Arachne is one of my favorite characters, and just as in the myth she speaks truth.


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

    Even good people have to do harsh things to survive


    Any additional comments?

    I'm about to start book five in this series, and I hope that there will be more books to follow. It seems that like "The Dresden Files" and Felix Castor series each book just gets better an better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Sexy Librarian's Big Book of Erotica

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Rose Caraway
    • Narrated By Rose Caraway
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    Imagine a library - a very special one run by a librarian whose only concern is pleasing her patrons. In fact, this librarian will stop at nothing to service her readers. To that end, she has carefully collected a fantastic and fantasy-filled set of stories guaranteed to satisfy literary lusts in The Sexy Librarian's Big Book of Erotica. This voracious volume is simply bursting at the binding with amorous archives and bibliophilic bliss; it is a veritable dictionary of desires, with stories by top eroticists...

    Pete says: "Best erotica book I've ever experienced"
    "Great collection of erotic stories"
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    Where does The Sexy Librarian's Big Book of Erotica rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I enjoy all types of erotica. BD/SM, gay, straight, lesbian, etc. A well written story by great authors This is one of the best collections I've listened to in a while a great collection of authors who write great erotica.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Sexy Librarian's Big Book of Erotica?

    Many of the stories have surprise endings, and they really made the collection more enjoyable. One of my favorites IS " Three Legs in the Evening" by Janine Ashbless I don't want to spoil it for anyone


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I had many favorites and when you have 22 to choose from it's hard to pick just one "Lauren's Journey" by D.L King was very good so so many of them were. I liked all 22 but loved about 18 of them. If you enjoy GOOD erotica, that is well written and well narrated I recommend this one highly.


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

    Several stories were exceptional I already mentioned two, but Sensate Silicone, The Contest, Book Swap, The Secret Game, Second Look A Pervertedd Fairy Tale, Moonshine Ballad, Cherries in Season, The Perfect Massage, Full Frontal Neighbor, The Whole of Me (also a surprise ending), Notes on a Scandal, Appetizer, Mikhael, The Mating Chamber


    Any additional comments?

    There is over 10 hours of great listening and some stories will really surprise you, and most likely turn you to new authors to try, I know I'll listen to this more than one time. Well done.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • When She Was Good: Best Lesbian Erotica

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Tristan Taormino
    • Narrated By Lily Bask
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
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    (3)

    When She Was Good journeys into the world of lesbian sex with uncommon, edgy stories that push lesbian lust and desire to new heights. Edited by best-selling author Tristan Taormino and selected and introduced by the dynamic Sister Spit performer Ali Liebegott, this latest edition of the best-selling lesbian erotica series in America is sensual, inventive, and breathtaking.

    Bonnie says: "I enjoy all kinds of erotica, this was way edgy"
    "I enjoy all kinds of erotica, this was way edgy"
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    Would you try another book from Tristan Taormino and/or Lily Bask?

    I've listened to many books from Tristan Taormino and I really enjoyed them Lily Bask I never heard before but she did a good job of narrating . My problem was that these stories were all very edgy and pushed all the relationships over the edge. I don't mind a mix of this but all the stories were very hard edged, and over the top.


    Has When She Was Good turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No I just like a better mix of stories in an anthology, all these stories were about lesbians doing things that most people wouldn't do in any relationship, whether it be gay, lesbian or straight. All the stories pushed the envelope and I just couldn't enjoy that many stories in a row of that nature4. I'm not saying they were horrible, just too much in one anthology.


    What aspect of Lily Bask’s performance would you have changed?

    She did a good job with the stories she had to read. It was just too much of subs, and doms and control issues. If you're reading one story about this it's one thing but 22 short stories in an anthology about lesbian erotica should have been a better mix. (just my opinion) I have several anthologies by Tristan Taormino and have enjoyed them. If you enjoy listening to so many sad situations in every story then this is what you may enjoy. It was a bit depressing after a while


    Did When She Was Good inspire you to do anything?

    Yes, listen to something more positive and upbeat.


    Any additional comments?

    When an anthology is put together even if it's supposed to be pushing the envelope, I feel there should have been a mix with upbeat stories as well, that could have made this a better collection. This is the first book by Tristan Tormino I have to return. I know I can't listen to this again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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