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Diane

The Rebel

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HELPFUL VOTES
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  • A Girl's Guide to Vampires: The Dark Ones, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Katie MacAlister
    • Narrated By Karen White
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (165)
    Performance
    (154)
    Story
    (156)

    Joy Randall's Top-five tips for vampire hunters: Location, location, location. Vampires won't be caught dead (ha!) in places like discos, 10-minute lube shops, or Switzerland. Remember, if you wouldn't be there, neither would a bloodsucker. Trust your eyes. You know the handsome, annoyingly arrogant, self-assured man in the shadows with long hair and a cleft in his chin? He's your vampire. No matter how tempting it might be, do not "accidentally" acquire a paper cut on your finger and suggest your vampire kiss it to make it better....

    E. Lanier says: "Maybe it was Katie's first "stab" at writing"
    "Laugh out loud? What? Did we read the same book?"
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    The only saving grace in this book was the narrator. The lead female was irritating at best. The only reason I didn't return this book was based on others reviews thinking surely there was some substance but nada.

    This might be a teenagers' good listen, but I expect more adult attitudes in the books I read and/or listen to. Not a female that isn't a person I could stay in a room with for more than 5 minutes without losing my mind.

    Katie MacAlister, while a very good author, this book is a complete miss.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • No Limits

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Lori Foster
    • Narrated By Jim Frangione
    Overall
    (50)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (47)

    A surprise inheritance reunites a mixed martial arts fighter with the woman he's never forgotten in the first in a smoldering new series from New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster Cannon Colter is quintessential hero material: chiseled jawline, shredded body-the works. He's also the guy who rescued Yvette Sweeny from kidnappers, only to put an end to her romantic dreams.

    sylvia says: "What Happen LF ?"
    "Big disappointment!"
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    This new series begins with Cannon and Yvette's story (Cannon showed up in Getting Rowdy, Love Undercover series book 3). Cannon had such potential for a great story unfortunately Lori Foster didn't make it happen. Yvette is (I won't actually say too stupid to live) is too lame, no backbone, always feeling like everyone is pitying her. And, with 3 hours left in the book I don't see a miraculous improvement for her character. Not much action or suspense, plenty of tiptoeing around a tepid romance. I can only hope the next book in the series picks back. The 1st series is Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor, 2nd is Love Undercover and now Ultimate. The narration is great for these three series. Actually I probably wouldn't have made it through the first chapter of No Limits without returning otherwise.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Black and Blue

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Gena Showalter
    • Narrated By George Newbern
    Overall
    (82)
    Performance
    (79)
    Story
    (77)

    New York Times best-selling author Gena Showalter's pulse-pounding paranormal series continues with an electrifying story about the ultimate warrior and his prize: a beautiful woman he will do anything to possess.

    BluBumbleB says: "A Bit Of A Change For Showalter, But Good Overall"
    "Love the banter"
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    At first I thought ugh, gotta return. But hey, it's Showalter and a great narrator give it more time. So glad I did. The narrator definitely made the story. I couldn't have read the book nor have listened to a female narrator attempt it. The story is good, small amount of suspense. IMO it's more the h/h characters relationship evolving.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Styxx: Dark-Hunter, Book 22

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Sherrilyn Kenyon
    • Narrated By Fred Berman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (694)
    Performance
    (666)
    Story
    (669)

    Centuries ago Acheron saved the human race by imprisoning an ancient evil bent on absolute destruction. Now that evil has been unleashed and it is out for revenge. As the twin to Acheron, Styxx hasn’t always been on his brother's side. They've spent more centuries going at each other's throats than protecting their backs. Now Styxx has a chance to prove his loyalty to his brother, but only if he's willing to trade his life and future for Acheron's.

    C. Mendez says: "Stick with it..."
    "Tear Jerker."
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    A rough listen. But you did learn the horror of how Styxx and Acheon were manipulated. One review said 'a lot of copy and paste'. I disagree. Yes there was some and not necessarily verbatim but necessary to the story. I'm a Dark Hunter fan, and felt the need to listen to the whole book for a better understanding yet I will NOT listen to it again. Even Acheron's book had the second half able to reread more thn once. Styxx was a 31 hour, 8 minute book. Only the last hour is worth listening to again. Quite frankly I wouldn't do it.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Bluegrass State of Mind: Bluegrass, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Kathleen Brooks
    • Narrated By Eric Dove
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (463)
    Performance
    (409)
    Story
    (418)

    McKenna Mason, a New York City attorney with a love of all things Prada, is on the run from a group of powerful, dangerous men. McKenna turns to a teenage crush, Will Ashton, for help in starting a new life in beautiful horse country. She finds that Will is now a handsome, successful race horse farm owner. As the old flame is ignited, complications are aplenty in the form of a nasty ex-wife, an ex-boyfriend intent on killing her, and a feisty race horse who refuses to race without a kiss. Can Will and McKenna cross the finish line together, and more importantly, alive?

    Amazon Customer says: "OMG FANTASTIC book"
    "Welcome to Mayberry U.S.A."
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    If you are a past fan of the Andy Griffith shows, you will enjoy this. If you are looking for a more indepth listen, then you might want to punt. The narrator does a decent job and actually for me, he was the only reason I was able to complete the audiobook. But when you need a mental break then this will fit the bill. No humor, small suspense. Mostly a small town that embraces an outsider. Yeah, I may get the second book for that occasion when I need a 'fluff' diversion. But I wouldn't recommend this author or book to anyone I know.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Future Perfect

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Suzanne Brockmann
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (177)
    Performance
    (155)
    Story
    (154)

    Dressed in Victorian attire, Juliana Anderson gives guests at her cozy New England bed and breakfast a taste of old-fashioned hospitality. Whether she’s cooking up delights in her kitchen or maintaining the rooms in her beautifully decorated inn, Juliana stays busy and content. Until Webster Donovan arrives - tall, rugged, and sexy beyond belief. The lean, dark-haired author has a bad case of writer’s block and he’s planned a six-week stay to cure it.

    SHIRLEY says: "Just Okay"
    "What a childish listen!"
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    The story itself is junior highish at best. The narrator tried, bless his heart. But some books shouldn't be audible or even published. If you can get past the He Said, She Said, the Lady Said, and want a very uneventful listen, say while pulling you teeth out then give it a shot. Otherwise you might want to spend your money/credit on a better listen. This author has been moved to my 'never again list'.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dream Man

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Linda Howard
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (496)
    Performance
    (257)
    Story
    (259)

    Marlie Keen was trying to lead a quiet, ordinary life. She thought the knowing - the clairvoyance that allowed her to witness crimes as they happened - had been destroyed in the nightmare of her past. Then one night it returned with a vengeance, and she desperately needed to find someone to make it stop.

    Kelbey says: "Nice Dream"
    "Gotta love Phil Gigante"
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    A narrator can make or break a story. Phil Giante made the story. I wouldn't have read the first chapter but listening was great. Slow moving story with a touch of mystery. This was a story, not a narrator just reading directly from the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sins of the Heart

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Eve Silver
    • Narrated By Savannah Richards
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (169)
    Performance
    (90)
    Story
    (93)

    Half human, half god, Dagan Krayl is the Underworld's most powerful soul reaper. When one of his brothers is murdered, Dagan must use every ounce of his power to hunt down those responsible for his brutal death. But he must move swiftly - and carefully - if he's to have any chance of resurrecting his brother.

    Jeanette says: "LOVED IT !!!!!"
    "Vanilla Bean?!"
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    Is that suppose to be funny? Big turn off to me. Should have delved further in the raving reviews. Not even 20 minutes into the listen and I can't stomach the snide and hey, I get to say it 'racist' remarks.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Fatal Judgment

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Irene Hannon
    • Narrated By Brian Hutchinson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (90)
    Performance
    (69)
    Story
    (72)

    RITA Award winner Irene Hannon has also won the Holt Medallion and the Daphne du Maurier Award for her romantic suspense. U.S. Marshal Jake Taylor loathes guarding federal judge Liz Michaels. How can he protect the coldhearted workaholic who drove herlate husband, Jake’s best friend, to suicide? But as he gets to know Liz better, his heart—and her life—are soon in danger.

    Jennifer says: "Great book, needs better narration..."
    "Inspiration not Romanitc Suspense"
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    The opening says 'this is an inspirational story.' I knew then I had made an error in my purchase. The sample I listened to sounded like it COULD be good and a fast listen, I was wrong. This is a slow listen and story. More soothing than heart beating fast type. I think it was categorized wrong. Two and a half hours into the story and those two and half hourse could have been completed in 30 minutes. While I'm trying to be positive about the book I would hate others, like me, to purchase this audiobook that were expecting more bang for their buck.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4391)
    Performance
    (3399)
    Story
    (3401)

    Even in Grundy, Alaska, its unusual to find a naked guy with a bear trap clamped to his ankle on your porch. But when said guy turns into a wolf, recent southern transplant Mo Wenstein has no difficulty identifying the problem.

    Mariya says: "Preternaturally Funny"
    "Is this a Dear Diary book?"
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    Reviews that loved the story, found it funny, were they Tweens? The narrator did okay, she doesn't seem to have any depth for male characters. I keep listening for something to happen, some plot but all I've encountered is description, timid men and, well, nothing. Glad I tried the book for the sale price (no wasted credit) and to be a little more careful on rave reviews.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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