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Cindy

Dalton, GA, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Bayon/Jean-Baptiste (Bayou Heat) (Volume 3)

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Laura Wright, Alexandra Ivy
    • Narrated By Pyper Down
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (72)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
    (68)

    The fight continues in the Wildlands. Facing extinction, the Pantera have been given a miracle. A child. The first one in over fifty years. But even as they prepare to celebrate, the enemy strikes, putting at risk the fragile female who carries the hope of their people.

    Margaret says: "the second time is better"
    "Ok but could be better"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I don't regret the purchase. It's a good storyline that is unique but it needs more meat to be a top series. So much more could be done with these books if each hero had his own book. I love both of these authors and they do a great job. I think the stories just went way to fast.


    What didn’t you like about Pyper Down’s performance?

    Inflections were off. Too many dramatic pauses in places it didn't need it. Almost to the point of adding an extra 3 or 4 periods in one sentence. Some places she did good but in those it was almost like she tried too hard.


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    These stories have the potential to be great books but they are too short. It's two novella's crammed together and the story line went to fast. I wanted more from the story.


    Any additional comments?

    Great story but books were too short and the narrator was so-so. I don't regret them but doubt I'll listen to them again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dragonfly in Amber

    • UNABRIDGED (39 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13052)
    Performance
    (9374)
    Story
    (9401)

    New York Times best-selling author Diana Gabaldon enchanted scores of fans with Outlander, her electrifying historical saga set in 18th-century Scotland. Now this sequel sweeps listeners back into the past as Claire relates more of her perilous sojourn there with her Scottish warrior husband, James Fraser. Twenty years after her strange journey back in time, Claire has returned to Scotland with her daughter, determined to share with her the secret she has harbored since her time travel.

    Shelley says: "I ADORE this series!"
    "Epic continuation of Outlander"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Even though it's a little confusing at first, if you loved Outlander you need this book as well. Outlander ended with Claire and Jamie in the hot baths of the Monastery with Claire about to tell Jamie she was pregnant.

    This book starts with Claire and her 20 year old daughter on the doorstep of Roger Wakefield in Scotland. Her husband Frank has died and she is about to tell her daughter the truth. She needs Roger to locate what happened to the men of Lallybroch so she can tell the end of the story.

    Once she starts the telling, Claire and Jamie are in France and Claire pregnant. They are trying to stop the rising of prince Charles to stop the battle of Culloden.This book takes the story from here all the way to Claire coming through the stones. It ends with even more story left to tell.

    This is an epic love story and the author has done an excellent job putting the story together. There is so much in this book and the one before that each could have been 5 or 6 novels on their own. I don't think if they were chopped up they would have had the same effect. The story needs every bit of the storyline as the author has laid it out.

    The narrator is perfect. She had the English and Scottish accents from t he first book and then threw the French in this one as well. She does a marvelous job. I never lost track of who was talking. Excellent job on both.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Outlander

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22323)
    Performance
    (16103)
    Story
    (16010)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: An all-time Audible favorite that mixes historic fiction, adventure, and romance with one of the most fascinating literary devices: time travel. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love. In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall returns from World War II and joins her husband for a second honeymoon. But their blissful reunion is shattered....

    Sara says: "The Time Travel VS Romance Quandary"
    "Epic Adventure/Romance novel"
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    What about Davina Porter’s performance did you like?

    Amazing job. She goes between the English and Scottish accent flawlessly. She has voices for all of the main characters enough that you do not loose track of who is talking.


    Any additional comments?

    If you are looking for a quick fix then this is not the book for you. This book covers well over a year and it needs every bit of storyline to accomplish it. The hardships and heartaches these two go through are amazing. They come out on top always fighting for each other.

    You have two strong leading characters that marry because of circumstances but fate and destiny brought them together. By the end of this book you know these two were meant to be together even if they are from two separate time periods.

    Things are not easy for Jamie and Claire, but it's a love that only grows stronger through their trials. No matter how bad it gets, they survive. It's a story I could listen to again and again.

    This is my second time through the series. The first time I couldn't stop long enough to write a review. The books are that addicting. By the time I was on the last book it was so hard to go back to the other books I've been reading. I needed to hear how the story ends. I was that desperate for the next book. I was totally immersed in the story.

    If you have the patience to hang in there, it is definitely worth the read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Belong to the Night

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Shelly Laurenston, Cynthia Eden, Sherrill Quinn
    • Narrated By Lucinda Gainey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (56)

    In "The Wolf, the Witch, and Her Lack of Wardrobe" by Shelly Laurenston, Jamie Meacham has enough trouble controlling her supernatural abilities. Thus, there's no time for lust, or for Tully Smith, even with his smoldering amber eyes. But Tully's grappling with his own animal instincts, as a powerful shifter-wolf trying to protect all his territory - including a certain sassy witch - from vicious rivals.

    Cheryl says: "Poor reader ruins good read."
    "Not a fan of the narrator"
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    What did you like best about this story?

    The stories are good. I didn't realize I already had this one on Kindle. After hearing them I remembered them. I liked them a lot better in print.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Lucinda Gainey’s performances?

    no not really. She reads very clearly but it's choppy. I didn't realize she was trying to use an Irish accent at first in the second book. She miss pronounces a lot of the Cajun words in the third book and her Cajun accent is as bad as her Irish one.

    I would put her more with a proper English book. Maybe even a kids book. There are just too many pauses for me to follow well. It's almost like a kiddie roller coaster. Up and down with lots of pauses but never too high or too low.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Burned

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Karen Marie Moning
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante, Natalie Ross
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (981)
    Performance
    (879)
    Story
    (877)

    Another shockingly suspenseful installment in #1 New York Times best-selling author Karen Marie Moning's Fever series. Burned picks up right where the surprising conclusion of Iced left off, and will feature beloved characters Mac and Dani O'Malley as they embark on another high-octane adventure in the Fever world.

    Felicia The Geeky Blogger says: "Didn't work for me!"
    "Amazing story!"
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    Would you listen to Burned again? Why?

    Yes. The book is very well written and has a bit of everything in it. You have a lot going on in this book across the many characters. This is one of those books I didn't want to end and when it did I'm on pins and needles waiting for the next one.

    I couldn't wait for this book to come out and now I'm in the same boat with the next one. If you haven't read Karen Marie Moning I highly suggest them. I'd start with the Highlander series and then the fever series, since the Highlanders make cameo appearances throughout the fever books.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    That's a tough choice. I love all of the characters but it was good to see Mac and Barrons back in this one. I don't like Jade and hope Dani is back in the next one. I do love the way Dani is aged up in this one. Once she is back in character she can compete in the romance department.


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

    I couldn't put it down. There is so much happening in the story it's really hard to find a place to stop.


    Any additional comments?

    These books are packed with so much story from beginning to end. There is never a dull moment and I always want more story. I can fall into these stories and see them unfold. Each character is perfect and you can see the story unfold around them.

    KMM does an amazing job of keeping the storyline straight with so many main characters. Amazing job!. Going to listen to the entire Fever series again right now. I wish I had the Highlanders on audio. Guess those will by my next buy.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Alpha

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Jasinda Wilder
    • Narrated By Summer Roberts, Tyler Donne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1048)
    Performance
    (969)
    Story
    (970)

    I found an envelope in the mail. No return address. My name on the front, my address. Inside was a check, made out to me, in the amount of 10 thousand dollars. Enough to pay the bills and leave me some left over to live on until I found a job. Enough to let me focus on classes. There was no name on the check, just "VRI Inc.", and a post office box address for somewhere in the city. No hint of identity or reason for the check or anything. No mention of repayment, interest, nothing...except a single word, on the notes line: "You." Just those three letters.

    Lilian says: "Such a DISAPPOINTMENT!!!"
    "Story line did not build. Found it boring."
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    If you are looking for a hard core, raw, raunchy book about down and dirty sex then look no further. The sex scenes in this book are hot and explicit and there are about 9 solid hours of them.

    Actually this book should be in the erotic heading not romance/suspense. There wasn't any "romance" and the only suspense was waiting for actual penetration. She had plenty of orgasms but you have to wait until over half way through the book before there is actual penetration.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    probably paranormal romance which this is definitely not


    Which character – as performed by Summer Roberts and Tyler Donne – was your favorite?

    I don't know. The characters didn't grow or build, which is a shame because the story had potential.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't get me wrong...I love a good sex scene as much as the next but I like for it to have a little substance as well. I did sit through the whole book, waiting, hoping something would happen.

    The male voice was only the last 20 min or so and I fast forwarded through almost all of that. I had already heard enough of the sex scenes and just didn't want to hear anymore. The female narrator did an excellent job though. She had a very pleasant voice and read very well.

    That's about all I can say. I picked it up on the 4.95 sale so at least I didn't spend a credit on it. It's not one I'll ever listen to again. I didn't hate the book but it bored me to tears. I had close to an hour at the beginning to get to know the characters then pure sex for 9 hours then about an hour or two of story and it ended with sex.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Snow on the Bayou: Tante Lulu Adventure, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Sandra Hill
    • Narrated By J. F. Harding
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    Bourbon Street blues singer Emelie is once bitten, twice shy. When she learns that Justin is back in town, she wants nothing to do with the once wild Cajun teenager who fled with the law on his tail-and broke her heart. But she can't deny the red-hot attraction between them - or his efforts to prove he's finally changed his hell-raising ways. Can she trust that this time the bad boy of the bayou will be the best man for her?

    Amazon Customer says: "tante lulu awesome"
    "Tante Lulu is back!"
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    Any additional comments?

    You can't help but love the quirky little old lady that plays cupid for everyone. I loved Tante Lulu in all the previous Cajun romance series and would buy those on audiobook if they came out.*hint, hint*

    This is starting another set so you don't have to read the ones before. Tante Lulu is a card and you never know what she's going to say. This is basically two young lovers forced apart finding their way over all the obstacles in their way back to each other. With a big push from Tanta Lulu.

    J.F. Harding did an decent job. He does have different voices and tried hard with the Cajun accent. I would have preferred a better Cajun accent but I still loved the book anyway. Can't wait to see who Tante Lulu sets her sights on next.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Left to Die

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Lisa Jackson
    • Narrated By Alan Nebelthau
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (370)
    Performance
    (285)
    Story
    (284)

    Lisa Jackson's novels of romance and suspense race up the best-seller charts. In Left to Die, the Pinewood County Sheriff 's Department is on the trail of a cold-blooded killer who acts as a savior to women stranded during terrible mountain snowstorms before stripping them of their dignity and leaving them to die, a victim of the elements. But the killer's latest victim managed to escape, leading some to believe there may now be an imposter on the loose.

    mary says: "Worst Narrator Ever!"
    "A cliff hanger"
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    Would you listen to Left to Die again? Why?

    it was a good read. This is a mufti person series so it took me just a bit to get into it. Just when I was thinking the plot was predictable it kept twisting and kept me guessing. I had no idea it was a series until I got to the end, and it didn't quite end.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes and I picked the second book up immediately. The story was going in so many directions at once but each one was well written out. I wasn't sure who the main focus was until the end. But then it didn't end actually. I can't really say why without going into details. It was worth the read to me.


    Which character – as performed by Alan Nebelthau – was your favorite?

    Regan Pascoli. I can relate to her. A single mother trying to do the best she can for her kids only to have the ex be the shinning knight while she's the bad guy.

    All of the characters were well written and I could see a lot of potential plots behind each one of them. The narrator didn't have the multiple voices but he did a very good job. I always knew who was talking. Except which creep was narrating in the background


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

    No extreme reaction. There was suspense but not an emotional roller coaster


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Some Like It Scot

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Donna Kauffman
    • Narrated By Chloe Lynn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    She's cautious, careful - and about to lose control of her future to a marriage of inconvenience. So, what can reluctant bride Katie McAuley do? Easy - let a modern-day prince charming spirit her away for a month to his Scottish castle. There she can take refuge from her overbearing family and finally figure out what she really wants. But the more Katie sees of Graham McLeod, the harder it's getting to keep their arrangement strictly business....

    Deborah says: "Lacking most of the time"
    "Great story"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Some Like It Scot to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print version but I would probably have liked it better.


    What aspect of Chloe Lynn’s performance would you have changed?

    She has a very pleasant voice and a slight Scottish accent. Unfortunately there aren't individual characters. She as the same accent no matter who is speaking....male/female, American/Scott. There were a few times that I lost who was speaking.

    But it's not bad enough not to listen to. I do plan to pick up the others as well. It wasn't bad I just find it easier to listen to if character voices are established then I don't loose my place.


    Any additional comments?

    I did love the story. Here you had a Scottish hunk who was essentially a book nerd/professor type person who had to get married or loose his place as laird. The story developed rather nicely. I'll pick up the next one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Druid Made Me Do It

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Natale Stenzel
    • Narrated By Roni Gallimore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (96)
    Performance
    (86)
    Story
    (88)

    Dark, powerful, sexy Kane. He has many names, but in truth he is Robin Goodfellow, the one-time favored son of Oberon, King of Faery. For centuries he's worked his magic, seducing and pleasuring women as befits his puca nature. But Kane made one big mistake - punishing his brother for a crime he did not commit. Oh yeah, he also left Dr. Janelle Corrington after the most amazing night of her life. Their lovemaking was brief, intense...and a one-night stand.

    Cindy says: "Only made it through chapter 1"
    "Only made it through chapter 1"
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    What was most disappointing about Natale Stenzel’s story?

    The beginning of it was just too far out there. I couldn't continue. I only made it through chapter 1 and went to another book. It starts with a doctor in front of some council of druids or fae born I'm not even clear on that part. But basically chick reported this Druid or they kept calling him a pooka whatever that is. She wanted him in trouble because he slept with her and then left and didn't tell her goodbye or call her.

    She has such hostility towards him you would think he murdered her best friend. She keeps refusing and the council tells her she has to. His brother volunteers to watch him but she goes off on that because apparently the pooka druid did something to his brother.

    Like I said, it was just too much. Way to unbelievable. It didn't peak my interest and I don't think I could have listened to her for very long. Had the story peaked my interest I would probably have listened longer but there wasn't anything there I wanted to hear.


    What didn’t you like about Roni Gallimore’s performance?

    narrator was terrible. It sounded like she was in an empty room and too close to the microphone. She had some inflection but all characters were pretty much the same. It was very hard to listen to it.


    Any additional comments?

    best part was I only paid 3.95 so not out too much.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Unbound: The Forbidden Bond, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Cat Miller
    • Narrated By Neva Navarre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (376)
    Performance
    (348)
    Story
    (353)

    College is supposed to be a time of discovery, but Danielle Vaughn never imagined it would be like this: Heightened senses, supernatural powers, and a sudden craving for human blood. Dani is a demi-vamp, the daughter of a human psychic and a vampire noble, a living secret kept hidden for 21 years. As Dani’s heritage manifests itself, her thirst for blood is matched only by her hunger for Chase Diedrick.

    Davida says: "This book deserves 10 Stars!!"
    "Could not put it down!!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Unbound the most enjoyable?

    The narrator did an excellent job on this one. She had all the emotions in her voice when needed and this story ran the gambit. The narrator would have made this book worth the read even if the story wasn't as good but it was.


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

    It took me a little bit to get into the book because it's essentially two stories told simultaneously. This book has it all. It's a tragic love story, evil villains, vampires, romance and a happy ending. I can't wait for the next book. I will definitely pick it up.


    Any additional comments?

    I laughed, I cried, I rolled my eyes. By the time I was half way through the book I couldn't put it down. Great story.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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