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  • Dead Ever After: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3066)
    Performance
    (2787)
    Story
    (2799)

    Number-one New York Times best-selling author Charlaine Harris has won numerous awards for her Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire series, which has been adapted into the hit HBO show True Blood. In this 13th and final book, a murder rocks the town of Bon Temps and Sookie is arrested for the crime. After making bail, she sets out to clear her name - but her investigation only leads to more deaths.

    k says: "Bitter ending? Cleanse your palate."
    "Disappointed"
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    Any additional comments?

    After 13 books this final instalment felt completely out of place, as if the writer just went through the motions to conclude a story that she didn't enjoy anymore. The characters were shadows of their former selves, none exhibiting their usual characteristics that made me fall in love with them.It was also boring, the mundane details of Sookie's life were on the forefront and took up most of the time pushing the relationships and plot on the sidelines. I forgot what the story was about, so caught up with her checking her messages and emails. Her relationships as well were incredibly odd, her motivations, her love, it was as if none of the experiences she had in the past 12 books existed. What a pathetic end to this series. I wish I had never listened to it.

    60 of 66 people found this review helpful
  • A Quick Bite

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Lynsay Sands
    • Narrated By Victoria McGee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1007)
    Performance
    (665)
    Story
    (674)

    Lissianna has been spending her centuries pining for Mr. Right, not just a quick snack, and this sexy guy she finds in her bed looks like he might be a candidate. But there's another, more pressing issue: her tendency to faint at the sight of blood . . . an especially annoying quirk for a vampire. Of course it doesn't hurt that this man has a delicious-looking neck. What kind of cold-blooded vampire woman could resist a bite of that?

    Kickez says: "This is book 1 of the Argeneau Vampire Series"
    "Good story horrible narrator"
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    What didn’t you like about Victoria McGee’s performance?

    The narrator was so blaze, she didn't add in any life to the characters and I found myself disliking the story and finding it boring. That's when I realized it was the narrator who seemed to slog through it. Couldn't finish the audio book and will get the book at a store now.


    Was A Quick Bite worth the listening time?

    No. I couldn't get through it because of the narration. The voice was boring and lifeless and had a weird saliva sound to it that annoyed me too much to continue.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope the book is re-recorded with another narrator, Amanda Ronconi would be brilliant for this series!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beyond the Highland Mist: Highlander, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Karen Marie Moning
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2301)
    Performance
    (1459)
    Story
    (1465)

    He was known throughout the kingdom as Hawk, legendary predator of the battlefield and the boudoir. No woman could refuse his touch, but no woman ever stirred his heart - until a vengeful fairy tumbled Adrienne de Simone out of modern-day Seattle and into medieval Scotland.

    Benoibe says: "I'm so in love and I'm SO moving to Scotland!"
    "Macho male attitude, not impressed."
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    To be honest, I've read a lot of romance books and was hoping that the supernatural twist would make this book stand out....that's the only thing that stood out. I'm so tired of the big beautiful dominating man characters. More originality and depth would have helped a lot. Its not enough to have scarred pasts, you have to explore those insecurities and have the characters talk to each other, not just grope each other.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Karen Marie Moning again?

    Yes, she was great! I thought she did a wonderful job in differentiating the characters and expressing their emotions.


    Did Beyond the Highland Mist inspire you to do anything?

    Never marry a 16th century highlander.


    Any additional comments?

    *Spoilers*I found it ridiculous that the character would allow herself to be pushed around by the "your my woman" attitude and actually be turned on by it after her past relationship disaster. Just because a man kisses with passion, doesn't forgive his aggressive and dominating personality. Hawk compared her to his falcons and how he breaks them into submission, and ignoring his past 15 years of service to the king. You'd think that kind of character would understand not caging a person to their will. I was honestly rooting for Adam, hoping he would succeed, or that he would have wooed her by talking rather than sexual advances which were exactly what Hawk was doing. I mean come on, this guy is a powerful faery and he doesn't know that he's being a sleeze ball.The last straw was when Hawk kidnapped her after seeing her kiss Adam. That's how you win a woman! Shaking my head. I will definitely not be buying the next in the series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs: Jane Jameson, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5794)
    Performance
    (4491)
    Story
    (4502)

    Maybe it was the Shenanigans gift certificate that put her over the edge. When children's librarian and self-professed nice girl Jane Jameson is fired by her beastly boss and handed $25 in potato skins instead of a severance check, she goes on a bender that's sure to become Half Moon Hollow legend. On her way home, she's mistaken for a deer, shot, and left for dead.

    Sandra Ross says: "Laugh-out Loud Funny"
    "Funny, witty, exciting, 10 out of 10!"
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    Where does Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Its up there as one of the best! Molly Harper is an incredible writer, who has so much fun with her characters and story that I couldn't help but fall in love with them all.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The humor. I've gone through so many vampire novels and they all take themselves so seriously that they exist in a world far removed from ours that I could never relate, but not this book, this book felt real and grounded and almost a Gilmore Girls with vampires novels. The characters are not suave, or obnoxiously over sexualized, they are down to earth and charming. Its about time vampires stopped wearing leather and started wearing joke tees.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There are so many good ones. My favourite scene was at the end, so I'm not going to spoil it for others, but let's just say it was not your typical vampire throw down, but just brilliant.


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

    Vampires meet suburban life Gilmore's style.


    Any additional comments?

    Read this book! Jane is an incredible protagonist, I wish she was real so we could be friends. I want to live in the world that Molly Harper has created. None of the vampire books out there come close.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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