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Esmeralda

Nena10

HEMPSTEAD, NY, United States

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  • Written in Red: A Novel of the Others

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Anne Bishop
    • Narrated By Alexandra Harris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1045)
    Performance
    (964)
    Story
    (971)

    As a cassandra sangue, or blood prophet, Meg Corbyn can see the future when her skin is cut - a gift that feels more like a curse. Meg's Controller keeps her enslaved so he can have full access to her visions. But when she escapes, the only safe place Meg can hide is at the Lakeside Courtyard - a business district operated by the Others. Shape-shifter Simon Wolfgard is reluctant to hire the stranger who inquires about the Human Liaison job.

    Angela says: "WOW!!!!! JUST WOW!"
    "I loved this book!"
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    I loved this book!

    I am not Anne Bishop's biggest fan (I DO like her writing!) but this was a very nice and happy surprise. The book is original and fresh with scary monsters aplenty.
    The world setting was very well done and nicely written, even with the cutting and the pain/pleasure involved.

    This first installment (I'm guessing this is a series?) has no big romance or cliffhanger (so refreshing) in the end, I can't wait for the next one!
    So until then, this is a reread waiting to happen. ;D

    17 of 19 people found this review helpful
  • Exodus: Extinction Point, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Paul Antony Jones
    • Narrated By Emily Beresford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (62)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (60)

    Emily Baxter feared she was the sole survivor of a deadly alien plague that swept through New York City, the nation, and the world in a downpour of blood red rain. And when the dead began transforming into a terrifying new form of life, she feared her survival might be brutally short-lived. Then, a human voice crackled from a satellite phone, urging her to flee north, where more refugees of the global annihilation hunkered down in a desolate Alaskan outpost. Now, with only the supplies she can carry and her faithful dog, Emily races across the country.

    Connie says: "Great sequel!"
    "In my defense, I was curious!"
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    So, why did I waste my credit on this..? Wait....I didn't !! I got both "Extinction Point" and this one with a $10 coupon . Still, what a waste!
    I must be masochistic or like Emily, kind of stupid......
    I skipped at least a third of the book (all those painful descriptions of...whatever ).
    I must add that the narration was kind of mediocre .

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Junkie Quatrain

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel, Therese Plummer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (882)
    Performance
    (809)
    Story
    (821)

    Six months ago, the world ended. The Baugh Contagion swept across the planet. Its victims were left twitching, adrenalized cannibals that quickly became know as Junkies. Civilization crumbled as people created isolated safe havens to hide from the infected... and the possibly infected. Now, as society nears a tipping point, lives will intersect and intertwine across two days in a desolate city.

    Tango says: "An awesome set of vignettes"
    "More....please?"
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    Four short, very well written stories that will let you wanting for more...please, more!
    The audiobook version is very well done. Both Christian Rummel and Thérèse Plummer
    (as narrators), did an excellent job.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Crown of Midnight: A Throne of Glass Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Sarah J. Maas
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Evans
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (455)
    Performance
    (421)
    Story
    (424)

    After a year of hard labor in the Salt Mines of Endovier, eighteen-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien has won the king's contest to become the new royal assassin. But Calaena is far from loyal to the crown. Keeping up the charade - while pretending to do the king's bidding - will test her skills in an entirely new way. And it certainly isn't the only point of confusion for the young girl. Because though she's made her choice between Dorian and Chaol, the ways of the heart are never simple...

    Falon says: "It got better!!!!"
    "Good narration."
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    Even though this book had a few holes and contradictions in the story (please don't hate me!) still is better than the first one. Full of action, adventure and.....yes...the romance ( which I don't buy all that much).

    Anyway, it leave us with the hope of good or/and better sequels. The book is mostly well written and the characters (main and otherwise) are well drawn and likeable
    I read this as an ebook and audiobook, the reading (narration) was also very good (the same as the first one, actually).

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A New World: Chaos (Book 1)

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By John O'Brien
    • Narrated By Christopher John Fetherolf
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (93)
    Performance
    (89)
    Story
    (89)

    Jack, a sometimes humorous, sometimes philosophical ex-special operations pilot and soldier is one of the few left to struggle through the desolation left in the aftermath; seeking to survive as a new ferocious species emerges from the rubble, hungry and unrelenting. Will his special-forces training be enough? Will he be able to keep his children safe and guide the few survivors through perils that now roam the world they once knew? Or will the hordes that now own the night prevail, forever removing the last of mankind from existence?

    Amazon Customer says: "Can Narration Kill a Good Story?: Yes."
    "I had mixed feelings in the begining."
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    The narration was..terrible.

    The book was kind of slow at the beginning, I had to skip all those flashbacks that the main protagonist had at the oddest moments.

    Otherwise the book was entertaining , with a different kind of zombie. The first person view of the story (in this case), makes you feel like the secondary characters are more like part of the wallpaper, way back in the background.

    Also, some parts of the story are kind of unbelievable and naive but at the end you take it as part of being entertained.

    I will read the next book, I hear that it is better (or at least, like the second part of this one. :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Indigo Spell: A Bloodlines Novel, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Richelle Mead
    • Narrated By Emily Shaffer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (643)
    Performance
    (577)
    Story
    (583)

    Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets - and human lives. In the aftermath of a forbidden moment that rocked Sydney to her core, she finds herself struggling to draw the line between her Alchemist teachings and what her heart is urging her to do. Then she meets alluring, rebellious Marcus Finch - a former Alchemist who escaped against all odds, and is now on the run.

    Brooke says: "Adrian ADRIAN A D R I A N"
    "Well done, Ms Mead!"
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    I really liked this book. I think it is the best yet (The Vampire Academy and Bloodlines).

    No love triangle.....well done, Ms Mead! For a moment there you got us worried. Great save.
    Sydney has come a long way, it feels like the girl whom Rose met skipped two books and now is back!
    And Adrian, well , I just don't have the words to express all that he's become. Two words then, just lovely.

    I can't wait for the next installment . :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shattered Hourglass: Day by Day Armageddon, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By J. L. Bourne
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (956)
    Performance
    (889)
    Story
    (888)

    In a desperate bid to take back the continental United States - where hordes of undead now dominate the ravaged human population - a Navy commander leads a global mission to the heart of the pandemic. Task Force Hourglass is humanity’s final hope, and his team’s agonizing decisions could mean living one day more - or surrendering to the eternal hell that exists between life and death.

    Amanda says: "A bit on the dull side"
    "What Happened?!?"
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    What happened ?!

    The first half of this book was almost BORING . With all those new characters in play and nobody gives a crap about them (at least, I didn't).

    I did not expect (at all) the cartoonish villain , the only thing missing there was the big cat !
    And....that ending, so rushed and almost alien to the trilogy...

    I expected better

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Halfway to the Grave: Night Huntress, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Jeaniene Frost
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5454)
    Performance
    (3777)
    Story
    (3796)

    Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, hoping that one of these deadbeats is her father—the one responsible for ruining her mother's life. Then she's captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, and is forced into an unlikely partnership. In exchange for help finding her father, Cat agrees to train with the sexy night stalker until her battle reflexes are as sharp as his fangs. She's amazed she doesn't end up as his dinner…are there actually good vampires?

    Stephenie says: "Great series. Worth every credit."
    "Color me surprised!"
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    I read the first two or three? books of the series more than a year ago, now I'm trying the whole series (so far) with the audiobooks.

    At first I was surprised (not pleasantly ) with the approach that Tavia Gilbert (the narrator) took to Bones voice and personality. I had a totally different idea and mental image about it (him). So it was like reading a whole new book!


    Miss Gilbert gave Bones a cockney accent! And believe me, that's not sexy at all...I mean, I now guys to happen to be British and have a cockney accent, and they are good looking (check!) and they have very good taste in their clothing (check!)....and the accent does NOT help at all! At the contrary, it kind of ruins the whole image.

    Well all that said and out of the way let me tell you, this new (to me) persona charms you in a whole different way but still, you learn to love this Bones in spite the awful inconsistent and all over the place cockney accent.

    Do not mistake me, I think Miss Gilbert job was great anyway. LOL!

    Cat was/is a fresh breath of air as heroines go. I do like her.

    These books are a guilty pleasure for me.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Poison Princess: Arcana Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Kresley Cole
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin, Keith Nobbs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (710)
    Performance
    (664)
    Story
    (671)

    She could save the world - or destroy it. Sixteen-year-old Evangeline 'Evie' Greene leads a charmed life, until she begins experiencing horrifying hallucinations. When an apocalyptic event decimates her Louisiana hometown, Evie realizes her hallucinations were actually visions of the future - and they're still happening. Fighting for her life and desperate for answers, she must turn to her wrong-side-of-the-bayou classmate: Jack Deveaux. But she can't do either alone.

    Katheryne says: "I have a crush on YA books"
    "I have a love/hate thing going on with this book.."
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    Uhh...I have this love-hate thing going on with this book...

    First, the story has these big holes, like Ms Cole maybe thought "this is YA, therefore it doesn't need a more rational or logical setting" Wrong Ms Cole. The whole apocalyptic scene needed a better setting (just my two cents, of course).

    That said....I absolutely loved the story! Do I make any sense? Of course not! But I did/do love it. So much that at some point I stopped my reading/listening , just so it didn't have to end so soon. Kind of idiotic, I know...sigh.

    The main characters, well don't even get me started on the subject. Safe to say, I did not like Evie or Jackson that much....but...this kind of make sense due to the dark side and twists in the story, they were a good fit . This wasn't pretty but it was well done.

    Needless to say I want the next book, as soon as possible. ;0)

    I would give Emma Galvin only three of the five stars because her French and/or Cajun was deplorable.




    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Raised by Wolves

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Jennifer Lynn Barnes
    • Narrated By Eileen Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (435)
    Performance
    (310)
    Story
    (309)

    Adopted by the Alpha of a werewolf pack after a rogue wolf brutally killed her parents right before her eyes, 15-year-old Bryn knows only pack life, and the rigid social hierarchy that controls it. That doesn't mean that she's averse to breaking a rule or two. But when her curiosity gets the better of her and she discovers Chase, a new teen locked in a cage in her guardian's basement, and witnesses him turn into a wolf before her eyes, the horrific memories of her parents' murders return.

    Dorothea says: "Enjoyable listen."
    "I tried..."
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    I hardly made it to the middle of the book and I'm not one to leave a book (or audiobook) without finishing it. Maybe I shouldn't be writing this. But I need a reminder of some kind about the narrator (Miss Stevens). It was awful! The voices were ridiculous, maybe she thought she was reading for very, very small children.
    And the story? I won't even go there.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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