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Donna

DonnaInNM

Moriarty, NM, United States

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  • Valor's Trial: A Confederation Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Tanya Huff
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    Overall
    (205)
    Performance
    (130)
    Story
    (132)

    Gunnery Sergeant Torin Kerr is a Confederation Marine's marine. She has survived more deadly encounters---and kept more of her officers and enlistees alive---than anyone else in the Corps. Unexpectedly pulled from battle, Torin finds herself in an underground POW camp that shouldn't exist, where her fellow marine prisoners seem to have lost all will to escape.

    DJM says: "Just outstanding"
    "Series to be enjoyed by suspending reality."
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    Really enjoyed the entire series. There was enough tragedy vs accomplishments to keep you involved. Quite a bit of sadness, that is if you invest in the characters, which I do. It makes the story come to life for me. More SIFY than fantasy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cast in Fury: Chronicles of Elantra, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Michelle Sagara
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (678)
    Performance
    (597)
    Story
    (602)

    When a minority race of telepaths is wrongly suspected of causing a near-devastating tidal wave, Private Kaylin Neya is summoned to Court—and into a PR nightmare. To ease racial tensions, the Emperor has commissioned a play, and the playwright has his own ideas about who should be the focus…

    Michael says: "Wonderful!"
    "Best of series so far"
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    I loved the view we got of the Leotine life. This book shows how the relationship between the two pivotal characters developed. It also showed the love and respect Marcus has for Kaylin. It makes his treatment of her at work make more sense (the beloved grumpy dad that all the kids have wrapped around there fingers.) Loved the character development. Less of Lord Nightshade and more of Severin.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Clean Sweep

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Ilona Andrews
    • Narrated By Renee Raudman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (916)
    Performance
    (835)
    Story
    (836)

    On the outside, Dina Demille is the epitome of normal. She runs a quaint Victorian Bed and Breakfast in a small Texas town, owns a Shih Tzu named Beast, and is a perfect neighbor, whose biggest problem should be what to serve her guests for breakfast.

    Donna says: "A MUST LISTEN. Promising start for a new series."
    "Don't let the southern drawl put you off"
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    At first I wasn't pleased with the. Narrator however, once I really started to listen she matched the story line. This is a must have for epic fantasy readers looks to be a very good series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cast in Flame: Chronicles of Elantra Series, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Michelle Sagara
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (286)
    Performance
    (263)
    Story
    (260)

    Kaylin returned from the West March in one piece. Now that piece is fraying. She's not at home in the Imperial Palace - and she never intends to be. All she wants is normal garden-variety criminals and a place of her own. Of course, normal in her new life involves a dragon as a roommate, but she can handle that. Kaylin can't as easily handle the new residents to the city she polices, because one of them is Nightshade's younger brother. On a night when she should be talking to landlords in perfectly normal buildings, she's called to the fief - by Teela.

    Cheri says: "still a good listen...but..."
    "Love the series!"
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    Finally, a book where Kayla has found a home. To me It was a FINALLY as far as this series. I love how she tried to reason with the emperor. Looking forward to the next installment.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Out of Control: Troubleshooters, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Suzanne Brockmann
    • Narrated By Norma Lana
    Overall
    (318)
    Performance
    (200)
    Story
    (203)

    Savannah von Hopf has no choice. To save her uncle's life, she goes in search of Ken "WildCard" Karmody, a guy she barely knew in college who is now a military operative. She must convince him to help her deliver a cache of ransom money into the hands of terrorists halfway around the world. What she doesn't expect is to end up in WildCard's arms before she can even ask for his help.

    Don says: "Great story but a flat narrator"
    "Narrator should be removed."
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    I have read and re-read all of this series. Unfortunately, due to an accident I am blind and audio books are my only option. The narrator of this book ruined the story. She was flat, no changes in voice between male and female characters, some how she even sounded bored. All great books need good narrators. I give the book a 4.5 and the narrator a -3.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Crown of Renewal: Paladin's Legacy, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Moon
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (140)
    Performance
    (128)
    Story
    (132)

    The mysterious reappearance of magery throughout the land has been met with suspicion, fear, and violence. In the kingdom of Lyonya, Kieri, the half-elven, half-human king, struggles to balance the competing demands of his heritage while fighting a deadly threat to his rule: evil elves linked in some way to the rebirth of magic. Meanwhile, in the neighboring kingdom of Tsaia, a set of ancient artifacts recovered by the former mercenary Dorrin Verrakai may hold the answer to the riddle of magery’s return.

    Donna says: "Closure"
    "Closure"
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    I enjoyed the wrap up of the multiple story lines. Was a little disappointed with Camwin's story but others more than made up for it. I would recommend especially if you are a big fan of the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mirror Sight: Book Five of Green Rider

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Kristen Britain
    • Narrated By Ellen Archer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (265)
    Performance
    (235)
    Story
    (239)

    Karigan G'ladheon is a Green Rider - a seasoned member of the elite messenger corps of King Zachary of Sacoridia. King Zachary sends Karigan and a contingent of Sacoridians beyond the edges of his nation, into the mysterious Blackveil Forest, which has been tainted with dark magic by a twisted immortal spirit named Mornhavon the Black.

    LOYL-00 says: "Enjoyed--a new look at the Green Rider"
    "WOW just Wow"
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    I have been a huge fan from the first Green Rider. This book takes you in a direction that while dark and dangerous does not mitigate the preceding books. While I wasn't surprised of the setting (K Britten) alluded to it several times she did a Great job. I would like to see a happier ending for Kagerigan [sic]. Alas she is the Nobel, tragic heroine. Can not wait for the next installment.


    As a side note I love the fact Kirsten Britten is a fellow New Mexican.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Fury of Desire: Dragonfury Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Coreene Callahan
    • Narrated By Benjamin L. Darcie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (632)
    Performance
    (584)
    Story
    (593)

    No warrior of the Nightfury pack is more complicated or damaged than Wick. Scarred from a childhood of slavery and torture, Wick cannot bear the touch of another person. But all bets are off when he meets J. J. Solares. When she is unjustly imprisoned, Wick agrees to help rescue and keep her from harm. But Wick lives a life of self-imposed isolation, and venturing into the world to seek justice for J. J. may be more than he can take.

    Robbie says: "Wick the Magic Dragon"
    "Best one yet"
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    This book actually show growth and plot. It is not just about hooking up and staying closeted in bed. Although, that does happen. I was very glad to see the development of Wick and also start getting some background for the characters. Makes understanding the "war" more believable. Looking forward to the next book. Hope there is much more character development. The first two were just too he man (beat chest, me Man you woman).

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Over the Edge: Troubleshooters, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Suzanne Brockmann
    • Narrated By Laura Hicks
    Overall
    (350)
    Performance
    (208)
    Story
    (200)

    For Lieutenant Teri Howe, one of the best helicopter pilots in the naval reserves, nothing stands in the way of her passion for flying--until a past mistake surfaces, jeopardizing everything she's worked for. Senior Chief Stan Wolchonok has made a career of tackling difficult challenges so it's no surprise when he comes to Teri's aid, knowing that his personal code of honor--and perhaps his heart--will be at risk.

    T. says: "Pivotal Book of the Series!!!!"
    "Male narrator needs to be replaced."
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    This series just draws you in. Before losing my sight I read every book published. Unfortunately, there are a lot of titles in audio that are now unavailable. This is the 3rd book I have listened to with the same narrators. I have to say that the man needs to be replaced. His voice is just not compatible with the series. He makes everything sound rude and crude. Hope she writes a more believable book than book 16 next.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Cast in Sorrow: The Chronicles of Elantra, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Michelle Sagara
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (449)
    Performance
    (414)
    Story
    (416)

    The Barrani would be happy to see her die. So Kaylin Neya is a bit surprised by her safe arrival in the West March. Especially when enemies new and old surround her and those she would call friends are equally dangerous... And then the real trouble starts. Kaylin's assignment is to be a "harmoniste" - one who helps tell the truth behind a Barrani Recitation. But in a land where words are more effective than weapons, Kaylin's duties are deadly.

    Charlie Russel says: "A series that's gone on too long"
    "Not the best"
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    This was definitely not the best of the series. I fail to see any real growth for Kaylin and am very disappointed in her constant contact and association with Nightshade. He is everything she despises yet she is somewhat attracted to him. Her desire to leave Nightshade and her childhood behind has become more and more wishy washy. Personally, I would like to see Nightshade replaced. Severn is a much more pivotal character and would like to see more character development. Have loved the series and will get the next book. Hopefully, it will track better. D

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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