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Cool Liz

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  • Lyra's Oxford

    • UNABRIDGED (48 mins)
    • By Philip Pullman
    • Narrated By Philip Pullman, full cast
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (339)
    Performance
    (122)
    Story
    (124)

    An exciting new tale set in the world of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials saga. Lyra's Oxford opens in the thrilling comfort and familiarity of Jordan College, where Lyra and her daemon Pantalaimon sit on the sun-drenched roof looking out over all of Oxford. But their peace is shattered when a strange bird (a witch's daemon, on its own) tumbles out of the sky. It is Ragi, daemon of Yelena Pazhets.

    Helen Feddema says: "Great story, great reading"
    "This book is fascinating;"
    Overall

    Lyra's Oxford makes you wish you were a kid again!!!
    it is set between books 2 and 3. It shows Lyra at play and adventurous as ever.
    I recommend it to all!!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Blood Passage: Blood Destiny, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Connie Suttle
    • Narrated By Traci Odom
    Overall
    (305)
    Performance
    (281)
    Story
    (284)

    As the first female vampire successfully turned in 700 years, Lissa finds herself in demand by the Vampire Aristocracy. Forced into an unexpected engagement as a result, Lissa feels trapped and stifled as she continues training with her surrogate sire. When a request comes from the Grand Master of the werewolves, Weldon Harper, Lissa leaps at the opportunity to work as his bodyguard once more.

    Barbara says: "Great story, equally great narrator"
    "I Love Connie Suttle!!"
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    If you could sum up Blood Passage in three words, what would they be?

    Kick Ass Cool!!!


    What did you like best about this story?

    All the cool powers that Lissa keeps getting


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Lissa came to the rescue & blew up the building.


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

    When she went threw the glass. I was sure she would die then I remembered she's vampire.


    Any additional comments?

    I am so hooked on her books that I can't put it down.
    Reading her wonderful world of magic, Gods, Vamps, Wolves, etc
    & mayhem rocks me to my core!
    I read all the Series more times than I can count I just can't put it down.
    I even have the audio version of the first 3 Blood Destiny books & I can't wait for the rest. Please hurry!!!!
    I just can't get enough :p

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Blood Sense: Blood Destiny, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Connie Suttle
    • Narrated By Traci Odom
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (233)
    Performance
    (208)
    Story
    (209)

    Saxom is dead. The vampires know this. Anthony Hancock, Director of the Joint NSA/Homeland Security Department knows it as well. Tony and the vampires are now on the hunt for Saxom's brood, all of whom are determined to avenge their sire's death. Neither Tony nor the vampires are aware of the other's efforts to search out these rogues, who may number in the hundreds at the very least. Tony holds information the vampires don't - he knows that Xenides, Saxom's eldest vampire child, has allied with terrorists.

    Janet says: "Love this series"
    "Awesome!!!!! Awesome!!!!! Awesome!!!!!"
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    Would you listen to Blood Sense again? Why?

    I have lost count as to how many times I've not only listened to it but read the book as well.
    After hearing the first 2 I had to have them all.
    Please for my sanity, put all 10 books on audible :)


    What other book might you compare Blood Sense to and why?

    Chicagoland Vampires because both protagonists are females who where turned against their will but came out on top in the end.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Lissa finally starts to assert herself on the road to becoming her own woman. I also love the way she fights


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

    Are you kidding me why do you think I've lost count on how many times I've read it let alone listen to it? I love it especially books 3 - 10. I haven't laughed & cried this much in a long time. I love it!!!!!!!!


    Any additional comments?

    Yeah, hurry up and put the rest of the books on audio & don't forget the sequels too like the High Demon Series, the God Wars series and the Saa Thalarr series, PLEASE :)

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Twice Tempted: A Night Prince Novel, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Jeaniene Frost
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2153)
    Performance
    (1988)
    Story
    (2004)

    Leila's psychic abilities have been failing her, and now she isn't sure what the future holds. If that weren't enough, her lover, Vlad, has been acting distant. Though Leila is a mere mortal, she's also a modern woman who refuses to accept the cold-shoulder treatment forever - especially from the darkly handsome vampire who still won't admit that he loves her.... Soon circumstances send Leila back to the carnival circuit, where tragedy strikes.

    Hassan says: "A Book FULL of events and actions"
    ""I won't mind being tempted !!!!!!!""
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    What did you love best about Twice Tempted?

    The comedy interwoven in the danger & romance.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I love Vlad & Leila, they fight for the most stupid things but they finally start to understand each other. I can't wait for the next book to see what happens next.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Leila get into the torturing with Vlad. It's nice to have something in common :) Besides that witch deserves it.


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

    Kick Ass Comedy along with adventure and romance all wrapped up in danger from unexpected places!


    Any additional comments?

    I just finished hearing it and am going for a 5th round. I love Vlad & Leila. I love the way Jeaniene Frost writes & have many of her books. I want the rest of the trilogy so please Jeaniene hurry up. Don't keep us waiting long because the excitement is killing me :)
    When will Bound by Flames: A Night Prince Novel Book 3 come to Audible???????????? Oh! Don't forget to let Tavia Gilbert do it :) Her Narrations are great and it would be wrong to get someone else at this stage of the game :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mountain Echoes: The Walker Papers, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By C. E. Murphy
    • Narrated By Gabra Zackman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (260)
    Performance
    (238)
    Story
    (239)

    Joanne Walker has survived an encounter with the Master at great personal cost, but now her father is missing - stolen from the timeline. She must finally return to North Carolina to find him - and to meet Aidan, the son she left behind long ago. That would be enough for any shaman to face, but Joanne's beloved Appalachians are being torn apart by an evil reaching forward from the distant past. Anything that gets in its way becomes tainted - or worse. And Aidan has gotten in the way.

    Sho Sunaga says: "Finally MORRISON!"
    "awesome;y brutal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
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    Would you listen to Mountain Echoes again? Why?

    Are you kidding me!!!
    I already listened to it 3 times, All 9 books !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I am getting ready to do it again.
    I want Shaman Rises (Walker papers Book 9) as well !!!!!!!!!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Aidan because of his cutness. His resolve in being a shaman and that he doesn't hate his real mom. Joanne because she is the most!! John her heart throb & jake her best friend.
    I also love cayotte & can't wait to see what happened to him.


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

    Gabra Zackman has a unique way of doing all the voices especially Aidan.
    You can tell all the emotions just by listening. I don't have to imagin as hard as I would if I just read it. Hurry up & do book 9, OK :)


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

    They all were just amazing, exciting & this book especially made me cry and laugh and had me at the edge of my seat. I LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Any additional comments?

    Just hurry up with the next book will you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Transformation: The Merman, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By X. Aratare
    • Narrated By Chris Patton
    Overall
    (46)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (45)

    Gabriel Braven is destined for a great love, but he does not believe it. His parents had a storybook romance… until a freak ocean storm robbed them of their lives and left him alone to be raised by his grandmother. With their deaths, Gabriel’s adoration for the sea turned to fear, and his belief in happy-ever-afters turned to dust. Gabriel vowed to never set foot in the ocean again and to never believe in love.

    Tams (TTC Books and more) says: "Short, Sexy and Steamy!"
    "Another winner by X. Aratare"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I would. Who wouldn' like a story about the mermen so what if it's BL?The adventure alone is worth it.


    What other book might you compare Transformation to and why?

    It's as exciting as any supernatural story I've read.


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

    I don't think so but I love his rendition of the many voices.


    Who was the most memorable character of Transformation and why?

    Mom & Dad, there love for themselves and their son & their struggle for life.


    Any additional comments?

    You'll know what I mean when you here this story :)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Beautiful Ashes: Broken Destiny, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Jeaniene Frost
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (430)
    Performance
    (395)
    Story
    (391)

    Ever since she was a child, Ivy has been gripped by visions of strange realms just beyond her own. But when her sister goes missing, Ivy discovers the truth is far worse - her hallucinations are real, and her sister is trapped in a parallel realm. And the one person who believes her is the dangerously attractive guy who's bound by an ancient legacy to betray her. Adrian might have turned his back on those who raised him, but that doesn't mean he can change his fate, no matter how strong a pull he feels toward Ivy.

    Hassan says: "It Was A Good Read!!"
    "Action packed Goodness"
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    Would you listen to The Beautiful Ashes again? Why?

    I just finished hearing it and am going for a second round. I love Ivy & Adrian. I love the way Jeaniene Frost writes & have many of her books. I want the rest of the trilogy so please Jeaniene hurry up. Don't keep us waiting long because the excitement is killing me :)


    What other book might you compare The Beautiful Ashes to and why?

    Just like Jeaniene Frost’s other books - Night Huntress, Night Huntress World (Night Huntress Spin-Off), Broken Destiny is as exciting as they come.


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

    Tavia Gilbert has an amazing voice and I love the way she individualizes each character. You can tell that there are different people talking. Her voice is like Amanda Ronconi’s you never get tired of listening to them 


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

    Yes the moment when everything fell into place ans Ivy realized the true menaing of faith and love and the cute gargoile puppy :o


    Any additional comments?

    Please hurry & produce the others in this series. I already figured that there are at least 3 so I am anxious to get them all. Books like these are what make me want to read. Too bad they weren’t around when I was a kid & hated reading.

    2 of 7 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!"
    "Surprisingly Awesome!!!!!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If you love vampire & shifters then you will love this author & her stories. I would recommend this audio book to everyone :)


    What other book might you compare Blood Wager to and why?

    This series I feel will become one of my favs like Chicagoland Vampires, Immortals After Dark, Jane Yellowrock, Nightwalker, Shifters Unbound & many more.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The werewolf battles and all Lissa did to save them it was very exciting.


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

    When Lissa cried after the sentencing.


    Any additional comments?

    If you don’t believe me just get it and sit back for the ride you’ll be glad you did, I am.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Vampire Sun: Vampire for Hire, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By J. R. Rain
    • Narrated By Dina Pearlman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (75)
    Performance
    (65)
    Story
    (65)

    Eight years ago federal agent Samantha Moon was the perfect wife and mother, your typical soccer mom with the minivan and suburban home. Then the unthinkable happens, an attack that changes her life forever. And forever is a very long time for a vampire. Now in Vampire Sun, private investigator Samantha Moon looks into the bizarre disappearance of a woman who enters a Starbucks, but never leaves. Her distraught husband, a person of interest, hires Sam when a Corona Police Department detective gets killed and the case grows cold.

    Beatrice says: "I love this series but the books are too short!!!"
    "Simply Awesome!!!!!!!!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Vampire Sun the most enjoyable?

    Well, I have been enthrawled by the series ever since I read the first book.
    I love the way that Dina Pearlman Narrated it. I have laughed, cried ^ even been on the edge of my seat, litterally.
    I cant wait for Book 10 - Moon Dragon - Vampire for Hire !!!!!!!!!!!!


    What other book might you compare Vampire Sun to and why?

    Well I'm beginning to love all of J. R. Rain's books.Narrated by Dina Pearlman. No other should Narrate his books just like -
    The Nightwalkers, The World of Nightwalkers, The Shadowdwellers (Jacquelyn Frank) Narrated By Xe Sands, Dark (CARPATHIAN) Series (Christine Feehan) Narrated By Phil Gigante, Natalie Ross,
    Chicagoland Vampires (Chloe Neill) can only be Narrated by Cynthia Holloway,
    His Dark Materials (Philip Pullman) Narrated By Philip Pullman, Full Cast
    Immortals After Dark (Kresley Cole) Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    Jane Yellowrock (Faith Hunter) Narrated By Khristine Hvam, just like all of Molly Harper's books are Narrated By Amanda Ronconi,
    Anna Strong (Jeanne C. Stein) Narrated By Jeanne C. Stein, Midnight Liaisons (Jessica Sims) Narrated By Leah Mallach, and
    Kismet Knight, Vampire Psychologist (Lynda Hilburn) Narrated By Hillary Huber.
    These are just to name a few of my favs.
    They just truly bring the books to life.
    The way they are written & Narrated are what keep me coming back for more. The Narrators are a perfect marriage to these books any one else would have messed them up. These Narrators are so good that any one of them could have done all of these books and I would not have been disappointed :)


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I really don't have one because the whole book is my fav but if I must choose, then the one in the book where Sam has to pick up the kids from school late and the opening where she talks about her fav shoe Judge Judy :o


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

    Get ready for some kick ass action, family love, comedy and fear all mixed up in weird. You will never leave your home again !


    Any additional comments?

    I can't wait for more Sam and her family. A book basted on the kids and their powers would be cool too. I sometime imagine that Sam takes the kids on a holiday in bat form.
    Also, when are all of Vampire for Hire - Samantha Moon First 8 Short be in audible ?????????

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Peanut Goes to School: A Short Story of the Elder Races

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 39 mins)
    • By Thea Harrison
    • Narrated By Sophie Eastlake
    Overall
    (303)
    Performance
    (294)
    Story
    (294)

    Dragos Cuelebre is no longer the only dragon. Dragos’s son Liam Cuelebre (a.k.a. Peanut) is springing into existence, reminiscent of the first of the Elder Races who were born at the beginning of the world. At just six months of age, he has already grown to the size of a large five-year-old boy. He can read, write in complete sentences, and his math skills are off the chart. A white dragon in his Wyr form, Liam also holds more power than almost anyone else.

    Amazon Customer says: "So cute!"
    "Tooooooooooooo Cuuuuuuuttttttttttteeeeeeeeeeee!!!!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Peanut is so cute I think everyone should read it.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Peanut Goes to School?

    His playfulness, imagination & intelligence to name a few.


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

    I was mezmoized.


    Any additional comments?

    It's just too cute!!!!!!!I recomend it 100 %

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • First Bite: The Dark Wolf, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Dani Harper
    • Narrated By Veronica Muench
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (53)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (49)

    Geneva "Neva" Ross never wanted to be a werewolf. Now that she's been turned against her will, she thinks suicide is her only choice. She can't risk hurting the people she loves when she takes on her monstrous new form. After witnessing Neva's leap from a high ledge, Travis Williamson - a Changeling with a dark past - uses his powers to save her life. Days later, Neva wakes up in the hospital as Travis speeds out of town. But he risks everything to turn back and kidnap her, knowing the approaching full moon will put everyone in jeopardy.

    Kelly says: "Okay story"
    "Simply Awesome!!!!!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of First Bite to be better than the print version?

    For me it is since I am legally blind. I can only enjoy audio books. I love them.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Who else but Geneva & Travis!!!!!!!!


    What about Veronica Muench’s performance did you like?

    I love the different voices she makes. Sometimes it's hard to tell that only one persone is telling the story. She reminds me of Miss Ronconi they both have great vocal talent :)


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

    I have listened to it all in one sitting about twice already.


    Any additional comments?

    Yeah! Don't leave me hanging!I am dying for the next book because I know that the story can't just end like that. They still have to stop the evil twin!!!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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