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Elizabeth

Hi, I am a voracious reader with a wide range of tastes.

Member Since 2010

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  • Arcadia Falls

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Carol Goodman
    • Narrated By Jen Taylor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (387)
    Performance
    (242)
    Story
    (247)

    In debt after her husband's unexpected death, Meg Rosenthal secures a job as a teacher at an upstate New York boarding school. Leaving suburban Long Island, Meg and her teenage daughter, Sally, embark on a new life in Arcadia Falls, a beautiful but isolated small town and the inspiration for a number of magically eerie fairy tales.

    Lenne says: "Decent book...horrible reader"
    "Great Characters"
    Overall

    I was thinking this book was more of a mystery book but turned out to be more romance. Great characters which keep you listening. The plot is not as transparent as you may think.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • First Grave on the Right: Charley Davidson, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Darynda Jones
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3379)
    Performance
    (2733)
    Story
    (2720)

    A smashing, award-winning debut novel that introduces Charley Davidson: part-time private investigator and full-time Grim Reaper. Charley sees dead people. That’s right, she sees dead people. And it’s her job to convince them to “go into the light”. But when these very dead people have died under less than ideal circumstances (i.e. murder), sometimes they want Charley to bring the bad guys to justice. Complicating matters are the intensely hot dreams she’s been having about an Entity who has been following her all her life...and it turns out he might not be dead after all.

    Maggie says: "Loved this audiobook!"
    "It Was Good But"
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    Where does First Grave on the Right rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Well I have listened to hundreds so near the middle.


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

    My extreme reaction was to the fact that Charlie seems to fall in love with a guy who when she first met him almost raped her and has never treated her kindly at all, but yet she loves him because he is hot. He is a creepy stalker and abusive. What kind of message is this for women? It is ok if a guy sexually assaulted you and treats you like garbage, you can change him with love? I am not at all happy with this, it ruined the book for me which besides her relationship was fun.


    Any additional comments?

    I would not like any young women who have never been in a healthy relationship to read this and get the idea abusive men just need love.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack: Burton & Swinburne, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Mark Hodder
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    Overall
    (1136)
    Performance
    (1011)
    Story
    (1014)

    Sir Richard Francis Burton and Algernon Charles Swinburne are sucked into the perilous depths of a moral and ethical vacuum when Lord Palmerston commissions Burton to investigate assaults on young women committed by a weird apparition known as Spring Heeled Jack - and to find out why werewolves are terrorizing London's East End.

    Robert says: "Fun Steampunk but on the outlandish side"
    "A Modern Sci-Fi Master Piece"
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    Performance
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    What did you love best about The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack?

    The writing, the plot and characters. The author took real people from history and made them into bigger then life characters in a world twisted by one mans folly.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I usually can tell the ending of a story and it's plot twists early, but not here. I was kept interested with the story having to know what happened next.


    Any additional comments?

    The beginning is slow because it is like a history lesson on Victory England so you are familiar with the world the story is set in, but after the first 30 minutes it really kicks in to high gear.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Crossing Places

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated By Jane McDowell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (263)
    Performance
    (205)
    Story
    (200)

    When she's not digging up bones or other ancient objects, Ruth Galloway lectures at the University of North Norfolk. She lives happily alone in a remote place called Saltmarsh overlooking the North Sea and, for company; she has her cats Flint and Sparky, and Radio 4. When a child's bones are found in the marshes near an ancient site that Ruth worked on ten years earlier, Ruth is asked to date them.

    Sara says: "An atmospheric creepy mystery set in Saltmarsh"
    "First Time and Hooked"
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    Story
    What made the experience of listening to The Crossing Places the most enjoyable?

    The excellent writing and character development. Ruth the main character, she is a strong women and yet flawed, as all people are, making her very realistic.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Well I did guess who the bad guy was half way through, but was kept enthralled by the plot all the same.


    Any additional comments?

    I am going to buy the second book now.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Virgin in the Ice: The Sixth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Ellis Peters
    • Narrated By Vanessa Benjamin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (76)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (18)

    The winter of 1139 will disrupt Brother Cadfael's tranquil life in Shrewsbury with the most disturbing events. Raging civil war has sent refugees fleeing north from Worcester. Among them are two orphans from a noble family, a boy of thirteen and an 18-year-old girl of great beauty, and their companion, a young Benedictine nun...

    Vivian says: "THE BEST"
    "A good story odd read"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Virgin in the Ice to be better than the print version?

    I read the book before I listened to this version of it, I also watched all the BBC series so I was exposed to the story before. I think that hearing a book gives a whole new meanings and makes it a different experience if the narrator is good. Not better or worse just different.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Virgin in the Ice?

    Well the two I liked the most was the tower scene with Eve and Olivier in the tower, and at the end with Olivier and Cadfael.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    I found the narrators male voices to be comical and not realistic, it was distracting. Her regular speaking voice was fine. Some people just can't do characters and this narrator is one.


    Any additional comments?

    The story is good enough to get beyond the narrator who is not the worst I have listened to, but by far not the best either.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kiss of Midnight: The Midnight Breed, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Lara Adrian
    • Narrated By Hillary Huber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1245)
    Performance
    (769)
    Story
    (767)

    He watches her from across the crowded dance club, a sensual black-haired stranger who stirs Gabrielle Maxwell's deepest fantasies. But nothing about this night---or this man---is what it seems. For when Gabrielle witnesses a murder outside the club, reality shifts into something dark and deadly. In that shattering instant she is thrust into a realm she never knew existed---a realm where vampires stalk the shadows and a blood war is set to ignite.

    Stacy says: "A Whole New Take on Vampire Mythology"
    "More Sex Then Story"
    Overall

    Well if you like soft porn and a loose predictable plot then you will love this book. Bad character development. The only interesting thing was the take on the vampire origin. I would have stopped listening in the middle of book but I paid cash for this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hounded: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9874)
    Performance
    (8805)
    Story
    (8783)

    Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old - when in actuality, he’s twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer. Unfortunately, a very angry Celtic god wants that sword, and he’s hounded Atticus for centuries....

    Chris says: "Finally, a modern day fantasy that really hits the"
    "A Must Read"
    Overall

    I have read all 3 Iron Druid books now and can say without a doubt it is an excellent series. Modern fantasy with a high dose of humor and action. Kevin Hearne has created addictive characters and a universe full of all the mythology of earth weaved into a believable reality.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ghost Story: The Dresden Files, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By John Glover
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5455)
    Performance
    (4635)
    Story
    (4634)

    When we last left the mighty wizard detective Harry Dresden, he wasn't doing well. In fact, he had been murdered by an unknown assassin. But being dead doesn't stop him when his friends are in danger. Except now he has nobody, and no magic to help him. And there are also several dark spirits roaming the Chicago shadows who owe Harry some payback of their own. To save his friends - and his own soul - Harry will have to pull off the ultimate trick without any magic....

    Bill says: "Not the best audio book in the series"
    "A Good Story"
    Overall

    I found Ghost Story to be an excellent addition to the Dresden mythology. It filled out the characters, tied up loose ends all the while sustaining a plot that keeps you interested until the end. I found John Glover to be a fine narrator and not detracting any of my enjoyment from the writing. If you have read all the other Dresden books then this one is a must read for you.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Kitty Goes to War: Kitty Norville, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Carrie Vaughn
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (595)
    Performance
    (348)
    Story
    (344)

    Kitty Norville, Alpha werewolf and host of The Midnight Hour, a radio call-in show, is contacted by a friend at the NIH's Center for the Study of Paranatural Biology. Three Army soldiers recently returned from the war in Afghanistan are being held at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs. They're killer werewolves - and post-traumatic stress has left them unable to control their shape-shifting and unable to interact with people. Kitty agrees to see them, hoping to help by bringing them into her pack.

    Jan says: "Kitty Being An Alpha"
    "Ok but not the best"
    Overall

    This book was my least favorite of the seires, but saying that I still enjoyed it.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Enchantment Emporium

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Tanya Huff
    • Narrated By Teri Clark Linden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (198)
    Performance
    (114)
    Story
    (118)

    The Gale family can change the world with the charms they cast, and they like to keep this in the family. Alysha Gale is tired of having all her aunts try to run her life, both personally and magically. So when the letter from her Gran arrives willing her a "junk" shop in Calgary, Alysha jumps at the chance. It isn't until she gets there that she realizes her customers are fey. And no one told her there's trouble brewing in Calgary - trouble so big that even calling in the family may not save the day.

    HealingMaven says: "A good fun listen, but an uneven reader"
    "Good story bad narration"
    Overall

    This is the first book by Tanya Huff I have read and I found it disjointed in the beginning, but the characters were well written and the story is interesting. The big down fall was Ms. Linden's performance was like listening to someone on tranquilizers reading the story. Over all the low price makes it worth a read.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful

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