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Cynthia

Pacifica, CA, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • A Shiver of Light: Merry Gentry, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Laurell K. Hamilton
    • Narrated By Charlotte Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (460)
    Performance
    (423)
    Story
    (432)

    Merry Gentry pretends to be human. She moved to Los Angeles and began working as a private investigator at Grey's Detective Agency. But all of this is just a disguise; in fact she is a princess of faerie, her real name is Meredith Nic Essus, and she had to flee the Dark Court of Faerie because of attempts on her life. In order to inherit her rightful crown, Merry needed to conceive an heir, a notoriously difficult task for the slow-reproducing Fey. In the 2009 novel Divine Misdemeanors, Merry had finally achieved that goal - and fans have been kept waiting all this time to find out what happens!

    Dee says: "Narration not for me"
    "Not the same Merry Gentry"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Some one who has never read or listen to the other 8 books


    Would you be willing to try another one of Charlotte Hill’s performances?

    Yes I loved her voice and she was very good at doing the different characters...


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Moonshine: Cal Leandros, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Rob Thurman
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    After saving the world from his fiendish father's side of the family, Cal Leandros and his stalwart half-brother Niko have settled down with new digs and a new gig - bodyguard and detective work. And in New York City, where preternatural beings stalk the streets just like normal folk, business is good. Their latest case has them going undercover for the Kin - the werewolf Mafia. A low-level Kin boss thinks a rival is setting him up for a fall, and wants proof.

    Cynthia says: "WELL WORTH THE CREDIT"
    "WELL WORTH THE CREDIT"
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    Which character – as performed by MacLeod Andrews – was your favorite?

    He is a wonderful reader and makes the characters come to life weather male or female...


    Any additional comments?

    Better then the first book...... Looking forward to book three.....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nightlife

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Rob Thurman
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (148)
    Performance
    (96)
    Story
    (100)

    In New York, there's a troll under the Brooklyn Bridge, a boggle in Central Park, and a beautiful vampire in a penthouse on the Upper East Side. Of course, most humans are oblivious to this, but Cal Leandros is only half-human. His father's dark lineage is the stuff of nightmares - and he and his entire otherworldly race are after Cal.

    Kathryn S. March says: "Highly entertaining"
    "WELL WORTH THE CREDIT"
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    Where does Nightlife rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is a really good start to a series that I will enjoy listening to..


    Any additional comments?

    Brothers are always entertaining... I love the interaction between them.. The reader did a good job but his voice was a little old for young men.. Its great because I have already listened to book two and the read is so much better..... Enjoy this one because the next book is even better....... Now I am on to book three.....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Skinwalker: Jane Yellowrock, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Faith Hunter
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3093)
    Performance
    (2633)
    Story
    (2638)

    Jane Yellowrock is the last of her kind-a skinwalker of Cherokee descent who can turn into any creature she desires and hunts vampires for a living. But now she's been hired by Katherine Fontaneau, one of the oldest vampires in New Orleans and the madam of Katie's Ladies, to hunt a powerful rogue vampire who's killing other vamps.

    Mobilis says: "How refreshing"
    "Love me some Jane Yellowrock"
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    If you could sum up Skinwalker in three words, what would they be?

    Wild, Spunky, and Romantic


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Skinwalker?

    This is the third time I have listen to this book.... I love the interaction between Jane and all the men that come into her life..


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

    She becomes the characters.


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

    I always get caught up in all the emotions of Jane...


    Any additional comments?

    THIRD TIME AND STILL AS GOOD AS THE FIRST TIME...... LOVE THIS SERIES....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Return of the Asgard: The Valkyrie Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Erik Schubach
    • Narrated By Hollie Jackson
    Overall
    (120)
    Performance
    (112)
    Story
    (114)

    The Valkyrie Kara stood alone against the Ragnarok horde on Earth to ensure that the Asgard race and Valhalla could escape. For 5,000 years she has fought and evaded the Ragnarok race on Earth, just waiting for her people to return. A human woman, Kate, joins her fight, showing as much conviction and valor as any Valkyrie. Their friendship quickly becomes something more as they hold the line on Earth in battle, to herald the return of the Asgard.

    A. Sunmonu says: "great new series"
    "FOUND WANTING"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Just lacking.... Its like listening to an abridged book... I wanted to liked it but not worth the credit.... At least I was able to listen to the whole book.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Erik Schubach again?

    No


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

    Her voice is pleasant to listen to. It was the only reason I didn't stop the book half way through.


    Do you think Return of the Asgard needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    It has sequels, but I will not be downloading them.


    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Broken Soul: Jane Yellowrock, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Faith Hunter
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (530)
    Performance
    (495)
    Story
    (494)

    Jane Yellowrock is a vampire killer for hire - but other creatures of the night still need to watch their backs....When the Master of the city of New Orleans asks Jane to improve security for a future visit from a delegation of European vampires, she names an exorbitant price - and Leo is willing to pay. That’s because the European vamps want Leo’s territory, and he knows that he needs Jane to prevent a total bloodbath.

    Crystal Wilson says: "U always surprise me"
    "WOW"
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    What made the experience of listening to Broken Soul the most enjoyable?

    This series just keeps getting better... I didn't want it to end....


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Broken Soul?

    BRUISERS


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

    I could listen to her read the phone book....


    Any additional comments?

    So Good....

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Personal: A Jack Reacher Novel, Book 19

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1482)
    Performance
    (1353)
    Story
    (1358)

    "You can leave the army, but the army doesn’t leave you. Not always. Not completely," notes Jack Reacher - and sure enough, the retired military cop is soon pulled back into service. This time, for the State Department and the CIA. Someone has taken a shot at the president of France in the City of Light. The bullet was American. The distance between the gunman and the target was exceptional. How many snipers can shoot from three-quarters of a mile with total confidence? Very few, but John Kott - an American marksman gone bad - is one of them...

    Jeffrey says: "Lee and Dick seem tired"
    "**** YAWN *****"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Time for Reacher to retire..... This is the last for me....


    If you’ve listened to books by Lee Child before, how does this one compare?

    I think Lee Child is out of story lines for Reacher... I would rather he still wanders the US...


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

    I felt even Dick Hill wasn't excited with this book....


    Do you think Personal needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No No No


    Any additional comments?

    Fell asleep twice already....... Having trouble finishing......

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bloodfire: Blood Destiny, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Helen Harper
    • Narrated By Saskia Maarleveld
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (599)
    Performance
    (546)
    Story
    (550)

    Mack might be, to all intents and purposes, a normal looking human, but she lives with a pack of shapeshifters in Cornwall in rural England after being dumped there by her mother when she was just a young child. She desperately wants to be accepted by her surrogate family, not least because a lot of them hate her for merely being human, but for some reason her blood just won't allow the transformation to occur.

    Andy says: "Much better than I was expecting"
    "ON TO BOOK TWO"
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    Where does Bloodfire rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I did enjoy this book, but I fade out twice and had to rewind. lol. I am well into book 2 and will get book three. It is slow in some spots, but I am enjoying the story.


    What about Saskia Maarleveld’s performance did you like?

    I love the reader and have listened to other books she has read. She has a wonderful accent and is easy to listen to.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sterling: Mageri, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Dannika Dark
    • Narrated By Nicole Poole
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (311)
    Performance
    (292)
    Story
    (290)

    Zoë Merrick lived an ordinary life until late one night, she was brutally attacked and left for dead. She survived, saved by a stranger who witnessed her undergo a physical transformation. That's not the only thing that's different. Zoë is unable to control an unexplainable energy coursing through her body. Justus De Gradi is a man who can teach her that control. He's handsome, arrogant, and not entirely human. He reveals that she is a Mage - an immortal made of light, not magic. She must now make a choice: Rebuild her life in the human world with the man who saved her, or live with Justus and learn how to use her extraordinary gifts. Justus has sworn an oath to protect her life, but can he guard her from the one man who has a right to claim it?

    julie wood says: "Fantastic Book I Have Listened to it Several Times"
    "I can't put my finger on the Problem"
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    What did you love best about Sterling?

    The underline story was a interesting.


    Did Nicole Poole do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Here is my problem.... I think may be a different reader would of made this book better... Nicole just didn't do Zoe right in my opinion.


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

    I actually thought the last hour of the book was the best....


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Killer: Victor the Assassin Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Tom Wood
    • Narrated By Rob Shapiro
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (656)
    Performance
    (601)
    Story
    (604)

    Meet Victor. He's an assassin - a man with no past and no surname. He lives alone. He operates alone. He's given a job; he takes out the target; he gets paid. He's The Killer. Victor arrives in Paris to perform a standard kill and collect for an anonymous client. He completes it with trademark efficiency - only to find himself in the middle of an ambush and fighting for his life.

    Anthony says: "You Can't Help Pulling for the "Bad Guy""
    "THIS IS A THREE FOR..."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It is hard to find good books and I have listen to all three in this series and would recommend it to anyone wanting to be entertained for hours.... When I do a review I like to name some of my favorite authors to explain the type of books I enjoy , Vince Flynn, Lee Childs, Barry Eisler, Jack Campbell, and John Ringo to name a few....


    What did you like best about this story?

    It pulls you in from the start and doesn't let you go....


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

    Rob Shapiro brings Victor and the other characters to life. I will now use his name to search and see what else might be interesting...


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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