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  • I Was a Teenage Dominatrix: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Shawna Kenney
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    The true story of a young woman who funded herself through college in the States by working as a dominatrix - a sassy, graphic, and extraordinary memoir.

    Ex-Student says: "Domination made endearing"
    "Domination made endearing"
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    What about Johanna Parker’s performance did you like?

    The narrator was fantastic. She let the story tell itself without interfering with the plot. I could actually hear the author through her narration, and that's normally what I look for in audiobooks.


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    The tampon tea stirrers, among a few other grotesque things. This is one of very few books I had to put down because I was actually nauseous.


    Any additional comments?

    Despite some occasional nausea, this was actually a great book and a fantastically interesting story. I would strongly recommend it to anyone who's not super squeamish and is comfortable with reading about alternative lifestyles.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Escape

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Carolyn Jessop, Laura Palmer
    • Narrated By Ann Marie Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (542)
    Performance
    (214)
    Story
    (214)

    When she was 18 years old, Carolyn Jessop was coerced into an arranged marriage with a total stranger - a man 32 years her senior. Merril Jessop already had three wives. But arranged plural marriages were an integral part of Carolyn's heritage: She was born into and raised in the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS), the radical offshoot of the Mormon Church.

    Cheryl D says: "Like a train wreck you can't turn away"
    "I still can't believe this story happened"
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    What did you love best about Escape?

    I lost count of how many times Carolyn would say that something happened and think to myself "this is an exaggeration, these things don't happen in real life" only to go online and research it and find that it was COMPLETELY TRUE. Carolyn's story is one that will stay with me for the rest of my life.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scene where she was describing her children's opening christmas presents for the first time. You could feel her utter joy and love coming across in her words.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Twisted

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Emma Chase
    • Narrated By Charlotte Penfield
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (383)
    Performance
    (357)
    Story
    (359)

    When spontaneous and carefree meets cautious and responsible, falling in love can get just a little Twisted

    There are two kinds of people in this world: the ones who look first, and the ones who leap. I’ve always been more of a looker. A planner. Cautious. Then I met Drew Evans. He was so persistent. So sure of himself. He made it easy to leap with him.

    Did you think Drew and I were going to ride off into the sunset and live happily ever after? So did I. But life is about choices, and Drew already made his. In fact, he tried to decide for the both of us—but you know that’s not my style. So I came back to Greenville, to spend some time alone . . . sort of.

    Because old habits die hard, and sometimes you have to go back to where you began before you can move ahead again.

    momx4b says: "Annoying and disappointing"
    "*sigh* series ruined"
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    What disappointed you about Twisted?

    The narrator either naturally sounded like a moron, or decided she would act Kate's role as one. It was intolerable.


    Has Twisted turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    ABSO-FRIGGIN-LUTELY! Although to be fair, the book was frustrating in and of itself.


    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Before Jamaica Lane: On Dublin Street

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Samantha Young
    • Narrated By Lee Angel
    Overall
    (661)
    Performance
    (616)
    Story
    (618)

    The follow-up to the runaway bestsellers On Dublin Street and Down London Road. Despite her outgoing demeanor, Olivia is painfully insecure around the opposite sex - usually, she can't get up the nerve to approach guys she's interested in. But moving to Edinburgh has given her a new start, and, after she develops a crush on a sexy postgrad, she decides it's time to push past her fears and go after what she wants. Nate Sawyer is a gorgeous player who never commits, but to his close friends, he's as loyal as they come.

    Leesa says: "Keep getting better!!!"
    "Great story, subpar narration"
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    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Lee Angel?

    Anyone who can actually speak in a Scottish accent.


    Any additional comments?

    Loved the story, but gave up on the audiobook and went back to the ebook to finish it.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Gabriel's Redemption: Gabriel's Inferno, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Sylvain Reynard
    • Narrated By John Morgan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (342)
    Performance
    (325)
    Story
    (325)

    Professor Gabriel Emerson has left his position at the University of Toronto to embark on a new life with his beloved Julianne. Together, he's confident that they can face any challenge. And he's eager to become a father. But Julianne's graduate program threatens Gabriel's plans, as the pressures of being a student become all-consuming. When she is given the honor of presenting an academic lecture at Oxford, Gabriel is forced to confront Julianne about the subject of her presentation - research that conflicts with his own.

    Angela says: "Very Loved Series"
    "Like the books, hate the narrator"
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    How could the performance have been better?

    I don't know why the narrator felt compelled to make Julia sound like an inbred moron in all three books. I read the first two books and this is the first time with the audiobooks. I hated his performance of her so much that I dropped it and bought the book so he wouldn't ruin the story for me.


    Any additional comments?

    I recommend you read the book and skip the audiobook.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Free: I'm Dreaming of an Undead Christmas

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    Overall
    (2790)
    Performance
    (2522)
    Story
    (2517)

    It's Christmas in Half-Moon Hollow and newly turned vampire Iris Scanlon-Calix wants to make Gigi's first visit home from college as normal and special as possible. It's taken months for Iris to work up the nerve to spend time around her baby sister after her vampire transition, so she enlists help from Jane Jameson and Company to keep her blood-thirst under control and assure Gigi's safety. Gigi, on the other hand, has problems of her own, including the demise of her relationship with high school sweetheart, Ben, and a looming job interview with Ophelia Lambert, the scariest potential employer in the Hollow.

    AudioAddict says: "Clever Christmas Cheer!"
    "Always funny!"
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    If you could sum up I'm Dreaming of an Undead Christmas in three words, what would they be?

    Funny, light, quick read.


    What about Amanda Ronconi’s performance did you like?

    LOVE her! I look for her books to listen to all the time.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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