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Kay

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  • Fire Study

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Maria V. Snyder
    • Narrated By Gabra Zackman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1320)
    Performance
    (542)
    Story
    (546)

    When word that Yelena is a Soulfinder - able to capture and release souls - spreads like wildfire, people grow uneasy. Already Yelena's unusual abilities and past have set her apart.

    DKay says: "More please"
    "Very Enjoyable Series"
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    Truly enjoyed the series and I listened to them close together. I disagree with the person who said the 3rd book repeated too much information from earlier books. I thought the continuing plot was fresh, well written and the background information filled in any gaps. I am not typically drawn to books with a mystical flair, but I would definitely listen to more of Maria Snyder's books. A pleasant distraction from my normal mystery, thrillers etc... Great storyline. I am surprised it isn't a movie or if it has been, I missed it and I would have enjoyed it. I had a hard time putting the books down. Poison Study is still my favorite in the series, but Fire Study is a close second. Read and enjoy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Beast in Him: Pride, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Shelly Laurenston
    • Narrated By Charlotte Kane
    Overall
    (526)
    Performance
    (493)
    Story
    (495)

    Some things are so worth waiting for. Like the moment when Jessica Ward "accidentally" bumps into Bobby Ray Smith and shows him just how far she's come since high school. Back then, Jess's gangly limbs and bruised heart turned to jelly any time Smitty's "all the better to ravish you with" body came near her. So, some things haven't changed. Except now Jess is a success on her own terms. And she can enjoy a romp - or 20 -with a big, bad wolf and walk away. Easy.

    Jordy says: "Great book!"
    "People changing into animals & explicit sex"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    People who enjoy anime or don't mind characters shifting from animals to people and vice versa. Lots of explicit, crass, sex scenes - great if you like dirty-talk, avoid if this offends you. NOT a Julie Garwood book.


    Any additional comments?

    I bought this book on sale and didn't take the preview literally. This is a light, sexy book if you are o.k. with characters that shift between being animals to human and enjoy thinking about humans acting like animals. (Alpha males/females, dog packs, wolves, cats etc. in human form.) I had not read a Shelly Laurenston book before, so I spent the first hour or so trying to figure out " are they really shifting from being dogs to human etc." It wasn't what I expected or would have chosen. Clever concept for a specific audience, just not for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Wedding: The Lairds' Brides, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Julie Garwood
    • Narrated By Heather Wilds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (512)
    Performance
    (476)
    Story
    (473)

    New York Times bestselling author Julie Garwood has captured the hearts of millions of listeners worldwide with timeless tales of love and soaring adventure. Now, returning to the enchanting world of her classic love story “The Bride,” she brings to glorious life the passion, intrigue, and rivalry of medieval Scotland....

    jujubug58 says: "Incredible Narrrator"
    "Made me laugh out loud"
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    Would you listen to The Wedding again? Why?

    Absolutely. Will listen to the whole series in order in about six months or a year. This is fun read.


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

    Yes!! I was up WAY too late because I couldn't put the book down.


    Any additional comments?

    This is one of my favorite Julie Garwood books. The dialogue is great as are the characters. I always appreciate the strong women and loyal, rugged men!!! I think I have an addiction to her Highlander books. Really glad I found this series and strongly recommend. You can get a book list on her website to see the order to the books are written in. All are good individually, but they are even more fun in order.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mercy: Buchanan-Renard, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Julie Garwood
    • Narrated By Christina Traister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (285)
    Performance
    (251)
    Story
    (257)

    When esteemed Justice Department attorney Theo Buchanan is struck ill at a New Orleans gala, Dr. Michelle Renard works fast to save his life. Soon, Theo finds himself in a race to save her when Michelle is targeted by a deadly crime ring. They call themselves the Sowing Club, a devious foursome driven by greed to accumulate millions in a secret bank account. Now they're dead set on silencing Michelle, who might know the secret behind the killing of one of their wives.

    Maria says: "A Good One!"
    "Great plot; Read instead of listening to the audio"
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    Would you listen to another book narrated by Christina Traister?

    Maybe. The plot is good and the characters are strong, but the narration distracts from the story. Her Louisiana accents are grating.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Probably not


    Any additional comments?

    I think I would have enjoyed it on the Kindle because the Louisiana accent was so distracting took away from the story. I would recommend the book, but probably not the audio version.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ransom: Highlands' Lairds, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs)
    • By Julie Garwood
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (614)
    Performance
    (567)
    Story
    (571)

    In the dark days after the death of Richard the Lionhearted, lives and lands would fall into upheaval at the hands of a power-hungry British ruler and his violent minions. One victim of the scourge is innocent Gillian, who is a mere child when the cruel and ambitious Baron Alford slaughters her father and tears her family apart. Alford, determined to recover a jeweled box for the despotic King John, is furious when the precious treasure slips through his fingers - only to be lost for more than a decade.

    ~~ DARA ~~ says: "Love the Highlands' Lairds"
    "Read "The Secret" first, than "Ransom""
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    Any additional comments?

    This book is good, but even better if you listen to "The Secret" first.

    There is a lot going on at the beginning of the book so it gets a little confusing. If you can stick with it, the story and characters are addicting and will leave you wanting more. The interactions between the main characters are fun, witty and heart-warming. I had a hard time putting the book down and found myself laughing often. My only disappointment was that the secondary love story was underdeveloped and I wish JG would have saved the story for another great book. I have really enjoyed this series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Secret: Highlands' Lairds, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Julie Garwood
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1147)
    Performance
    (1042)
    Story
    (1048)

    Judith Hampton was as beautiful as she was proud and loyal. Her dear Scottish friend from childhood was about to give birth, and Judith had promised to be at her side. But there was another reason for the journey from her bleak English home to the Highlands: to meet the father she had never known, the Laird Maclean. Nothing prepared her, however, for the sight of the Scottish barbarian who was to escort her into his land...Iain Maitland, laird of his clan, a man more powerfully compelling than any she had ever encountered.

    CAROLYN says: "MEDIEVAL HIGHLAND ROMANCE AT IT'S BEST"
    "Couldn't put the book down"
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    I loved this book. I had not read a medieval romance in a while and could not put this book down. Definitely worth the credit and compelled me to get the next book in the series. I will definitely listen to this one again. Strongly recommend.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Oliver Burkeman
    • Narrated By Oliver Burkeman
    Overall
    (335)
    Performance
    (301)
    Story
    (300)

    The Antidote is a series of journeys among people who share a single, surprising way of thinking about life. What they have in common is a hunch about human psychology: that it’s our constant effort to eliminate the negative that causes us to feel so anxious, insecure, and unhappy. And that there is an alternative "negative path" to happiness and success that involves embracing the things we spend our lives trying to avoid.

    Brett says: "Self help for the real world"
    "Better on a Kindle"
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    This book is thought provoking and I like the premise and the perspective it offers. I think it would be far better on a Kindle where I could highlight key concepts and things I would like to remember. I kept finding myself rewinding and re-listening to parts because I wanted to get the point of what he was saying and apply it to how I think or perceive the world. I just felt unfulfilled when the book was done, like having an in-depth discussion without a conclusion or obvious points I could easily apply. Again, I blame it partially on audio format. This book requires a little deeper thought and consideration. I am trying to decide if it is worth purchasing on the Kindle, but I understand the broad perspective and would be paying for a couple key concepts and illustrations that I found particularly valuable.

    Oddly unsatisfying. Maybe I just didn't focus enough. If you have an issue with feeling happy or positive (which I do at times) I think its a good read; just not life-altering, but it does give one some insight.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Heft

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Liz Moore
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne, Keith Szarabajka
    Overall
    (1792)
    Performance
    (1622)
    Story
    (1626)

    Forrmer academic Arthur Opp weighs 550 pounds and hasn’t left his rambling Brooklyn home in a decade. Twenty miles away in Yonkers, seventeen-year-old Kel Keller navigates life as the poor kid in a rich school and pins his hopes on what seems like a promising baseball career - if he can untangle himself from his family drama.

    Kathy says: "I couldn't stop listening"
    "Storyline was good, but it left me wanting more"
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    Any additional comments?

    I didn't have any expectations for this book and found it difficult to make it through the first couple chapters. Once I listened to more, the storyline was intriguing but I felt like it fell a little flat at the end. I like the main characters, and the storyline and the book gives insight to how real people feel and interpret the world around them. Something is lacking for me as it is almost two stories that are meant to merge, but the book stops short. If you can personally identity with the main characters, the book might be more satisfying for you than it was for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Concealed in Death: In Death Series, Book 38

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1767)
    Performance
    (1594)
    Story
    (1598)

    In a decrepit and long-empty New York building, a man begins the demolition process by swinging a sledgehammer into a wall. When the dust clears, he finds two skeletons wrapped in plastic behind it. The man is Lieutenant Eve Dallas’s billionaire husband, Roarke, and he summons her immediately. His latest real estate project is going to be on hold for a while, because by the time Eve and her crew are finished searching the premises, there are 12 murders to be solved.

    amazonian says: "Don't Read "In Death" LISTEN to it!"
    "If you love the series it is a good read"
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    I love this series and Susan Erickson is an awesome narrator as she makes these books a lot of fun by capturing the personalities of the characters. This is a good book, but not the place to start if you have never read an Eve Dallas book. Some of the earlier books are more riveting. Work your way through part of the series and you will enjoy this one too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Collected: Jonathan Quinn, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Brett Battles
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (261)
    Performance
    (229)
    Story
    (227)

    A cleaner’s tasks are simple: get rid of the body so that it will never be found, and make the scene of the kill look like nothing happened. Rule Number One: Don’t get caught. With Jonathan Quinn’s career in question, his apprentice Nate has successfully taken on the role of full-fledged cleaner, using Quinn’s name to keep the business working seamlessly in case his boss decides to return.But Nate’s latest job is not what it seems, and he finds himself on the wrong side of a trap.

    Andrew Stone says: "Another great story in the Quinn Series!"
    "Not the best in the series but a solid book"
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    Any additional comments?

    Love the characters their loyalty to each other. I also enjoy how Brett Battles incorporates new people to keep the stories fresh. Nate's injuries and survival are getting a little far-fetched, so it is probably time to focus on a different character. Some surprises at the end leave me compelled to download the next book in the series.

    As always, Scott Brick's performance is terrific.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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