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Brenda A Slater

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  • Fifty Shades Darker: Book Two of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9416)
    Performance
    (8212)
    Story
    (8226)

    Daunted by the singular tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house. But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, Anastasia cannot resist.

    Tracy L says: "I CAN'T LISTEN ANY LONGER! I'M BUYING THE BOOK."
    "It scratched an itch with dull nails"
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    Yes, after the first book, I was eager to hear the second book, and it was good although not as good as the first. In my opinion the whole trilogy could have been put into 1 book, and saved the excitement you get from the first one.
    By the end of this one, I only went on to listen to the third "Fifty shades freed" because I just wanted a explaination as to why it was even necessary since while this book was good, you get tired of the same wording and mindless thinking of Anastasia. Well anyway, I won't spoil it, but if you enjoyed the first book for the exciting and kinky fu#kery LOL then expect pretty much the same but by now you aren't a virgin anymore.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Fifty Shades Freed: Book Three of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8382)
    Performance
    (7369)
    Story
    (7390)

    When unworldly student Anastasia Steele first encountered the driven and dazzling young entrepreneur Christian Grey it sparked a sensual affair that changed both of their lives irrevocably. Shocked, intrigued, and, ultimately, repelled by Christian’s singular erotic tastes, Ana demands a deeper commitment. Determined to keep her, Christian agrees. Now, Ana and Christian have it all - love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of possibilities for their future. But Ana knows that loving her Fifty Shades will not be easy.

    SIMARA says: "We ate the dessert first..."
    "Enough already!"
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    I will be honest, it took me almost 4 months to get through this last book in the 50 Shades trilogy, and even at that, I wasn't able to completley finish this one. I hate the voice of the narrator, but since I had listened to the other 2 books, I figured I needed to finally hear the end.
    Well, I'm sorry to say that the start of it had me lost, with a gap in time so big I thought I missed an entire book in between, and by this book, I could no longer bear to hear the same descriptions of sex and feelings anymore. I finally shut of the book when it got to the 50 shades of Christen because frankly ladies I didn't care! I don't care for the end, and to hear any more about this guy that in book 1 had me at the edge of my seat, I felt smothered by the cloyingly sweet picture perfect ending, and I wanted to gouge my ears out if I had to hear Beccas voice anymore.
    For me, 2 was enough, and like they say.. 3 is a crowd. This could have ended after the second book instead of rehashing, and dragging out to the point that it lost my interest.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • And One Last Thing...

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2890)
    Performance
    (2239)
    Story
    (2236)

    Lacey Terwilliger's shock and humiliation over her husband's philandering prompt her to add some bonus material to Mike's company newsletter: stunning Technicolor descriptions of the special brand of "administrative support" his receptionist gives him. The detailed mass e-mail to Mike's family, friends, and clients blows up in her face, and before one can say "instant urban legend", Lacey has become the pariah of her small Kentucky town and a media punch line....

    Ducky says: "For me this was such a HOOT!!!"
    "The last words you wish you got when dumping a guy"
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    I LOVED this book, I must admit that the voice bothered me at first, but then as the book progressed, I realized that it was perfect for the snarky attitude that this kick butt gal has. I laughed out loud so many times, and have told everyone from my Mom to my best friend to listen to this book.
    It will have you cheering for the writer, and laughing at all of the things in this book that many of us ladies have been through, and you will find yourself shaking your head with understanding, an outloud gasp or a flat out giggle, as you listen to all of the stages you go through in a relationship with a cheating guy, from heartbreak to starting over, and everything in between.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Silver Linings Playbook: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Matthew Quick
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1946)
    Performance
    (1761)
    Story
    (1764)

    During his years in a neural-health facility, Pat Peoples has formulated a theory about silver linings. He believes that his life is a movie produced by God, that his mission is to become physically fit and emotionally supportive, and that if he succeeds, his happy ending will be the return of his estranged wife, Nikki. When Pat goes to live with his parents, everything seems changed: no one will talk to him about Nikki, and his new therapist seems to be recommending adultery as a form of therapy.

    FanB14 says: "Eagles Victory"
    "Entertaining and funny"
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    The narrator of this book brings such humor to a story that is already so well written and funny, I seriously laughed out loud several times, and simply enjoyed this book from beginning to end.
    I believe there was a movie made from the book, and if I find it, I will definatly watch it!

    0 of 0 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
    (20804)
    Performance
    (18650)
    Story
    (18717)

    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!"
    "Even when I thought I had it figured out.."
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    This book was a great listen, and I found myself listening every chance I could even at work. (Which if you do so, be sure you are alone as there is quite a lot of cursing) But having a male and a female reading the different characters, really brought the book to life.
    There was one point that I had that "Ah ha" moment, then much to my surprise another twist. It is a very exciting book that is so well written, and read, that you feel like you are actually seeing it through the eyes of the characters. And although it seemed to keep going even when I thought for sure it would end, I was dissapointed when it did end. Not because it is a bad ending, but I just kept wanting more.. making me feel like I was at a great concert, and the band kept doing an encore, but even after the last one you feel satisfied, but still wish it would never end.
    I would for sure recommend it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16219)
    Performance
    (13480)
    Story
    (14105)

    When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

    Amazon Customer says: "Holy Crap minus the Holy"
    "Monotone for the book, but then, what can you do?"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I listened because of the big deal everyone is making about it.. However, I let 2 of my friends who read the book listen to the audio version & they laughed saying it is too monotone, and "not how they imagined it to sound".
    I agree, and although I enjoyed parts of it, the reading of the emails back and forth between Christian & Anastasia made me want to scream! With the date & time, to, and from etc, read over and over, I would start to lose interest.
    If you are listening because of the hype, then you will be fine. But if you want to hear a book that is well written, and read with excitement, read this one yourself, or know that this will be dull in character.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Fifty Shades of Grey?

    The intimate scenes (of course)


    What aspect of Becca Battoe’s performance would you have changed?

    The way she read the part of her friend who is Hispanic, and the way the emails were read


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

    No One under 21 allowed!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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