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Coooper

Wasilla, AK, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • Burn: Breathless, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Maya Banks
    • Narrated By Adam Paul
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (641)
    Performance
    (598)
    Story
    (599)

    When it comes to sex, Ash McIntyre has always explored his wilder side - extreme and uncompromising. He demands control. And he prefers women who want it like that. Then Ash meets Josie, who seems immune to his charms and his wealth. Intrigued, he begins a relentless pursuit, determined she won’t be the one who got away. He never imagined the one woman to tell him no would be the only woman who’d ever drive him to the edge of desire.

    Jordy says: "Book 3 of the Breathless Trilogy"
    "NO SMOLDERING HERE - STRAIGHT TO THE "BURN" !!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Burn to be better than the print version?

    Don't know - didn't read the print version, but my assumption is that whenever one gets to listen to Adam Paul's sultry all-male voice, especially during the story's intimate escapades, its hard to believe that the voice in my head when I read could ever hold a candle.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Burn?

    The hospital scene where Ash becomes emotional.


    Which character – as performed by Adam Paul – was your favorite?

    Ash. That said he does all male voices great and distinct for each character and female voices almost as good.


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

    I was moved a lot throughout the entire book; there was tension, anticipation, tears, laughter, yearning, squirming and heart pounding.


    Any additional comments?

    Well, I am not sure if it was that I felt like I had to wait a long time in anticipation of the audio release of this book or if the book was truly that much better than the other two in the trilogy, but I did like this one better. Oh, don't get me wrong, the first two were exciting and moving also, but Ash & Josie's story just "got" me in so many ways.

    I believe of all of Maya Banks' books, especially those of the audio variety, this trilogy was her best thus far. Her writing and character development gets more and more refined/defined and sophisticated. I loved the way Ash talked in "clipped" sentences a lot of the time, making his point firmly, directly and defined his alpha/dominant personality and position. I can't say enough about Ms. Banks' writing and story-telling with this trilogy and hope she continues along this vein with future books - and in the not too distant future cuz' I've listened to everything Audible has offered of hers.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • HeartMate: Celta, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Robin D. Owens
    • Narrated By Noah Michael Levine
    Overall
    (64)
    Performance
    (62)
    Story
    (61)

    All his life, Rand T’Ash has looked forward to meeting his HeartMate, with whom he could begin a family. Once a street tough, now a respected nobleman and artisan, he has crafted the perfect HeartGift, which, in the custom of the psychically gifted population of the planet Celta, is the way a man finds—and attracts—his wife… Danith Mallow is irresistibly drawn to the magnificent necklace on display in T’Ash’s shop, but she is wary of its creator, despite an overpowering attraction. In a world where everyone is defined by their psychic ability, Danith has little, placing her at the opposite end of the social spectrum from T’Ash. But T’Ash refuses to accept her rejection and sees it as a challenge instead. They are HeartMates, but can T’Ash persuade his beloved to accept her destiny by his side?

    Elizabeth says: "Finally!"
    "SOMEWHAT STILTED BUT CURIOUS PNR TWIST"
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    I agree with some of the reviews about NML's narration being stilted and seemingly unemotional but I must say that the voices and expressions of the various characters in this intriguing story are amazing, especially the female voices and drunken stuttering of Maggo (sp). As the story progressed NML's narration got better and in my estimation, the stiltedness was a description of who T'Ash was (is).

    I'm hoping that this story really is the beginning of a new & exciting series as this is a new author for me. RDO must have an amazing imagination and ability to not just write a PNR copy of the masters such as Donna Grant, J.R. Ward, Lara Adrian, etc.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Romancing the Billionaire: Billionaire Boys Club, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Jessica Clare
    • Narrated By Jillian Macie
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    Violet is Jonathan's weakness - he's still in love despite their volatile breakup a decade ago. But Violet's memories have a sharper edge. She has never forgiven him for abandoning her - or so she thought. When Jonathan's attentions turn seductive, she's in danger of falling for him all over again. And she can't help but wonder…. does he really want her, or just what she's hiding?

    Coooper says: "STORY OK ! NARRATION NOT !"
    "STORY OK ! NARRATION NOT !"
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    I liked the story ok, but the narration was a bit difficult to get through. If I had not already been following this series and like Jessica Clare, I would not have struggled through. The male and female voices were exactly the same in some of the narration and too close to the same to enjoy the difference in others. The same narrator was used for all of the books but she just didn't work this time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Just for Fun: Escape to New Zealand, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Rosalind James
    • Narrated By Claire Bocking
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (80)
    Performance
    (77)
    Story
    (76)

    Nic Wilkinson is a responsible, organized, disciplined rugby player at the top of his game. Emma Martens is a sometimes-scattered, often-emotional, and always-broke would-be designer with a big chip on her shoulder where Nic's concerned. They have no history together, except one perfect week. Nothing in common anymore, except the most important thing of all. Getting together again would be messy. Complicated. Scary. And, just maybe, worth every risk.

    Mom on the Run says: "Emotional and Lovely"
    "NOT AS GREAT AS 1-3, BUT REALLY GOOD JUST THE SAME"
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    The storyline was a bit predictable after Nick and Emma see each other again, but RJ does an outstanding job of portraying feelings and sentiment. Claire Bocking's narration/performance, better put, gets more amazing with each story. If she is ever replaced as the performer of RJ's books it will be a shame and betrayal.

    I loved that Nick was soft, gentle, considerate and kind as are all of the New Zealand Rugby players as depicted by the author; not at all a "big-headed famous sports player, like a lot of american football players seem to be.

    Nonetheless, I really liked the story and could listen to the accent and the words Kiwi's use for different things. Please give us the rest of the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Razer's Ride: Last Riders, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Jamie Begley
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Hart
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (157)
    Performance
    (150)
    Story
    (150)

    Beth Cornett is the town good girl, so staying out of the way of the motorcycle club's dangerous members is a no-brainer. Unfortunately, Beth manages to catch the eye of Razer, who has every intention of tempting her despite her misgivings. When her worst fears are realized, Beth is left heartbroken and determined to forget her walk on the wild side.Razer will not change for any woman, not even Beth. He realizes his mistake too late, however, and she is not about to forgive and forget.

    Candateshia Pafford says: "Well now... this was pretty darn good!"
    "ABSOLUTELY NO REDEEMING QUALITIES !!"
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    I wasn't sure at first if this book actually deserved any kind of review but after giving some thought to it I realized that if I could save someone the time it takes to return it to Audible after spending precious dollars or credits on it then it was time well spent in writing the review.

    This book, in my opinion, has absolutely no redeeming qualities. I have read/listened to many MC books; most of which were raw, gritty, containing group sex, orgies, bad guys, worse guys, club whores, (well, you get the picture), but all had someone, most times, the H/H that had some heart, kindness and concern. The hero, and I use the term loosely, in this book was, simply put, an uncaring, heartless creep. Granted, I must admit, I did not finish the book as I didn't want to spend my time in doing so, but I just couldn't after listening to the 9 1/2 chapters and 4 hours and then going back and reading the reviews of those who did finish. I love a good hardcore MC story, but come on Ms. Begley. I'm not sure what you were trying to portray or say but I just don't get it. I get a "mean to the shy & different girl when she was a teen, vibe", yuck. This author is a definite "no go" any further for me.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Forbidden Days: The First, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By C. L. Quinn
    • Narrated By Lauren Sweet
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (138)
    Performance
    (131)
    Story
    (130)

    Life has been harsh, but after a horrible childhood, Park was finally content with her life. Her beautiful home sat on the edge of the Pacific Ocean in Los Angeles, she had her dream job, and good friends she trusted. Then she's abducted, car-jacked by a stunningly sexy man who she realizes is dangerously crazy - he thinks he's a vampire. Park plays along until she can escape, until she discovers that there are things out there people like her never knew existed.

    Coooper says: "LIKE THE NEW TWIST ON VAMPIRE WORLD !!"
    "LIKE THE NEW TWIST ON VAMPIRE WORLD !!"
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    I thought the story was pretty good and really liked the new "take" on the vampire/paranormal world. That said it took awhile, actually a long while to get to a point at which I wasn't tempted to put an end to listening - the narration was not awful, but it wasn't great either. It sounds to me like LS has the potential to be a good narrator, but it definitely sounded like she was reading instead performing. The different accents were pretty good, I'll give her that

    Wow, I couldn't believe the abrupt ending - not even an epilogue or hint of an ending; was a bit startling. Sure glad book 2 was out when I started listening to book 1 or I might have run screaming from the room (actually I was in my car) with a vow never to listen to this author again.

    Overall I gave the book 3 stars - with a better narration I certainly would have pushed it to 4.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Return of Rafe MacKade: The MacKade Brothers, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (476)
    Performance
    (437)
    Story
    (435)

    Ten years after disappearing from Antietam, Maryland, the bad boy has come home. Cleaned up and successful now - though still dangerously good-looking - Rafe MacKade sets the town on fire…and tongues wagging. Not even lovely newcomer Regan Bishop is immune to his charms. Though Regan claims to not want to get involved with a rebel, Rafe's pretty sure that her reaction to their sizzling kisses suggests otherwise.

    Lit Chick says: "Loved this!"
    "GETTING TO KNOW THE MACKADE'S"
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    I enjoyed getting to know the MacKade brothers, their ghosts and the battle of Antietam. I am somewhat of a history buff and knew nothing about this northern most battle. The brothers' stories which incorporate the battle make me want to take a vacation.

    Rafe's story was great as was Regan's "intrusion" into it. Now that we've met the brothers, can't wait to hear how their lives are changed by a "good woman".

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Just for Now: Escape to New Zealand, Book Three

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Rosalind James
    • Narrated By Claire Bocking
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (104)
    Performance
    (99)
    Story
    (96)

    There's no place like home... For teacher Jenna McKnight, nothing spells "heartbreak" like finding her husband with somebody else--in her bed. It's clearly time to reinvent herself. A new body, a new city, and a new job later, she's done just that. The beautiful Auckland villa isn't really her home, though. Finn Douglas and his kids aren't really her family, however much she wishes they were. And playing house can be a dangerous game. Rugby star Finn Douglas is just looking for a temporary nanny and housekeeper. Not a girlfriend, and definitely not a wife. He can't resist Jenna's cooking, it's true. Who knew he'd have so much trouble resisting her? He wants to do what's right for his kids. But waiting is so hard... Note: This romance, like New Zealand, contains a bit of steam. If that isn't your cuppa, maybe visit some other country... er, audiobook.

    Ecray says: "Right as..."
    "LIKED THAT THIS WAS A BIT DIFFERENT"
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    I liked that this story was a bit different from the first two, still very enjoyable and still CB does an amazing job. My hope is that Audible snags as many of the Escape to New Zealand series as RJ writes and hope my vacation is not over yet.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Just Good Friends: Escape to New Zealand, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Rosalind James
    • Narrated By Claire Bocking
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (141)
    Performance
    (128)
    Story
    (129)

    Kate Lamonica isn't Koti James' type. Too small. Too dark. And heaps too much work. So it's an easy bet that he can be her friend for six weeks without making a move on her, no matter what his mates would have said. Kate can't believe she's made the bet at all. New Zealand had seemed like the perfect escape from the stalker who'd threatened first her peace of mind and then her life. She certainly doesn't need any more trouble. Why on earth has she agreed to spend time with a Maori rugby player who's far too handsome and charming for his own good - and knows it?

    MJG says: "ANOTHER FANTASTIC KIWI / RUGBY LOVE STORY"
    "THEY JUST KEEP GETTIN' BETTER"
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    Again, the story was good, accent was better and hope we see more. The character development is not the only thing that is good, the description of New Zealand, its beaches and countryside seemed to take on character as well.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Just This Once: Escape to New Zealand, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Rosalind James
    • Narrated By Claire Bocking
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (279)
    Performance
    (255)
    Story
    (256)

    Everyone needs to be rescued sometimes. Everyone but Hannah Montgomery, that is. She just needs a vacation. Three weeks in New Zealand to sort out her life, figure out what she wants, seems just right. Oh, and to relax. She should definitely put that on the agenda. She certainly isn't looking for a fling with a professional rugby player, no matter how attractive he is. Hannah doesn't do casual. But maybe just this once.…

    MJG says: "INTRODUCE YOURSELF TO NEW ZEALAND ... AND ..."
    "WOW - "SWEET AS" - MOVING TO N'ZED & RUGBY"
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    I had never heard of this author or narrator before this series, both were amazing. CB's accent was spot-on. I really enjoyed the H & H, background characters and looking forward to their upcoming stories. My tastes run to a bit more on the steamy romance side but the accent of the men kinda made up for this a bit. Hope Audible continues to pick up the rest of the books, beyond #3 as I'm truly a fan.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Slow Burn of Silence: A Snowy Creek Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Loreth Anne White
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby, Alexander Cendese
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (15)

    From award-winning romance author Loreth Anne White comes a story of justice, loyalty, and unbreakable bonds that is both a thrilling mystery and a moving love story. Newly exonerated ex-con Jeb Cullen is determined to prove his innocence to his former neighbors and win back the heart of Rachel Salonen, the only woman he’s ever loved. Nine years after her testimony helped put Jeb behind bars, Rachel’s life is finally getting back to normal. But it’s turned upside down by the sudden death of her sister...

    Coooper says: "THE SUSPENSE & "WHO DUNNIT" WAS REALLY GOOD"
    "THE SUSPENSE & "WHO DUNNIT" WAS REALLY GOOD"
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    This was my first for this author and male narrator. I know I like an author's writing when I check to see what other books Audible offers or I go to the author's website to see what's coming next. In looking back through Audible to see what else is offered by this author I noticed that ratings weren't very high, not sure why, but gonna find out. Hope this is not a "one hit wonder".

    I enjoyed the suspense, drama, twists, turns, heroine and hero and all the background characters. I liked that the book was a little different than those I typically listen to and that this is truly a "romantic suspense" even though somewhat light on the romance. I would have liked more steamy romance but all and all I was glad to spend the credit.

    I also always enjoy Tanya Eby's narration and now same goes for Alexander Cendese.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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