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Falon

I have 3 kids that occupy all the TV's in the house...enough said...addicted to audiobook ....shhhh don't tell my husband ;-)

Rosemount, MN, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Loki's Daughters

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Delle Jacobs
    • Narrated By Sarah Coomes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (372)
    Performance
    (336)
    Story
    (338)

    For generations, Arienh’s people have feared the Viking raids. She knows all too well the terrible toll the Northmen have taken on the Celts, having lost most of her own family to their swords. So one stormy night when she encounters and wounds a Viking warrior, she has every right to want him dead. And yet she hesitates…. Ronan knows Arienh doesn’t recognize him. He was just a boy when his kinsmen raided her village and Ronan risked his own life to protect her. Now he has returned to claim the beautiful girl who captured his heart years before. But wooing a Celtic woman is no easy task.

    Clarice says: "Real characters and a great story."
    "It wasn't that good..."
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    I picked this one up in the hidden gem sale, and I kinda wish I didn't. It had potential but it didn't hit the mark.
    A small Celtic village off the Irish coast was raided by Vikings, it left the village in ruin with pretty much no men left. So ten years later women are trying to survive and keep the village going with no luck they collectively can't handle men's work along with their women's work simultaneously. One day the Viking's return or what the women think are Vikings, really just Norsemen to setting in the village and help the Celtic women. The Norsemen are perfect gentlemen helping out with everything and bringing the village and land back to life and all the Celtic women can do is play silly pranks on the men and call them heathen Vikings. It pretty much goes on like this through the whole book. The pranks really just reminded me of college greek week, when sororities and fraternities would prank each other, it was that silly.
    It comes out that Ronin the leader of the Norsemen was at the village raid 10 years ago and saved Arienh the ringleader of the Celtic women from being raped from the Viking chasing her that night. He came back for her wanting her to be his wife and she just asks like a totally brat towards him even though she gave up her V-patch to him pretty early on in the book. Once you do that you are considered married and therefore Arienh has no legs to stand on to be such a brat. The whole book is the women struggling to accept the men and once they do...the book is over. I found it rather dull and recommend passing this one over.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The One: Selection, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Kiera Cass
    • Narrated By Amy Rubinate
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (529)
    Performance
    (486)
    Story
    (488)

    The time has come for one winner to be crowned. When she was chosen to compete in the Selection, America never dreamed she would find herself anywhere close to the crown - or to Prince Maxon's heart. But as the end of the competition approaches, and the threats outside the palace walls grow more vicious, America realizes just how much she stands to lose - and how hard she'll have to fight for the future she wants.

    Falon says: "Oh wow..the ride continues!"
    "Oh wow..the ride continues!"
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    I was very happy at the conclusion of the book, because America definitely had to work for it ! the ride continues with the cat and mouse emotional play with Aspen and Prince Maxon. America is only still in the selection by her and Max defying the King in any way they can and she grows closer to Max, but her past relationship with her personal guard weighs on her. What is one low caste girl to do? Get the book to find out. I think you'll be satisfied in the Selection Trilogy , because I was!

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Dreams of a Dark Warrior

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Kresley Cole
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (350)
    Performance
    (326)
    Story
    (328)

    Murdered before he could wed Regin the Radiant, warlord Aidan the Fierce seeks his beloved through eternity, reborn again and again into new identities, yet with no memory of his past lives. When Regin encounters Declan Chase, a brutal Celtic soldier, she recognizes her proud warlord reincarnated. But Declan takes her captive, intending retribution against all immortals - unaware that he belongs to their world.

    Julius says: "love this series but..."
    "REGIN FOR PRESIDENT!!!"
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    Wow...this book was extra emotional for me because Regin is a total B-A and to have her get emotional was thrilling and exciting at the same time. Regin is fated to the male that has been enslaving the Lorion creatures for years and pretty much was second in command, what is girl suppose to do with that? Well Regin has it covered. I love Regin! and of course Robert Petkoff ... Masterpiece as usual, but extra kudos for having extra voice's for Declan Chase, completely sublime, your talents amaze me! No question this series rules!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Deity: Covenant, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Jennifer L. Armentrout
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (86)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (80)

    Alexandria isn’t sure she’s going to make it to her 18th birthday - to her Awakening. A long-forgotten, fanatical order is out to kill her, and if the Council ever discovers what she did in the Catskills, she’s a goner...and so is Aiden. If that’s not freaky enough, whenever Alex and Seth spend time "training" - which really is just Seth's code word for some up-close and personal one-on-one time - she ends up with another mark of the Apollyon, which brings her one step closer to Awakening ahead of schedule. Awesome.

    vxdvxn says: "Poor Alex needs a vacation!"
    "It got my attention...."
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    This series has a bad wrap because the plot like is similar to Vampire Academy series. Yes the series does have similarities, but it break off into its own story. This series is about a hidden society of Greek Gods and their descendants ( I'm a huge fan of Greek mythology). Within the society there is a political cast system with pure blood descendants as the ruling class and the half-blood descendants as the lesser class of guards or servants for the pure bloods. It is law that there cannot be any relations between any pure bloods and half-bloods, any that are caught it is punishable by death. We have our 17 teen year old heroine Alexandria who is a half-blood in school training to be sentinel guard. Trying to catch up in school to graduate after being absent for 3 years while on the run with her mother, gorgeous pure-blood sentinel Aidan agrees to train her. The couple has to fight their forbidden attraction and Alex slowly finds out why her mother was trying to hide her from the covenant, Alex is slated to become the most powerful weapon in their world, but she isn't alone there is another that can harness the same power. Deity kept my attention and it ends in a cliffhanger and I already pre-ordered the next one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Unbound: The Forbidden Bond, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Cat Miller
    • Narrated By Neva Navarre
    Overall
    (236)
    Performance
    (219)
    Story
    (221)

    College is supposed to be a time of discovery, but Danielle Vaughn never imagined it would be like this: Heightened senses, supernatural powers, and a sudden craving for human blood. Dani is a demi-vamp, the daughter of a human psychic and a vampire noble, a living secret kept hidden for 21 years. As Dani’s heritage manifests itself, her thirst for blood is matched only by her hunger for Chase Diedrick.

    Davida says: "This book deserves 10 Stars!!"
    "Perfect Blend!"
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    First of all I don't like vampire books, they are very over done in paranormal romance novels, but I completely LOVED this book! I am actually shocked at myself of how much I loved this book. The book was a perfect blend of action, mystery, intrigue and sex.
    We have our newly 21 year old Dani Vaughn transferring from her local Maryland community college to a New York school. Days before leaving Dani has strange dreams of biting people and drinking blood, that she chalks up to stress of leaving her long time boy friend and her mother behind to pursue a better college out of state. In New York Dani seems to have become the new catnip for the male gender and is irresistible to any that cross her path, human or vampire alike. Dani slowly learns of her unique heritage and she must be kept a secret. The book is so deliciously intriguing, I think my canines just got longer. The series has fabulous potential and I have the second book in my wish list waiting for it to come out.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Creatura

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Nely Cab
    • Narrated By Helen Cricco
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Isis can control her dreams. Or she could-until recently. The creature in her nightmares has been haunting her for months. As if being dumped wasn't bad enough, now she dreads going to sleep. She decides to confront the creature and win back some of her peace; only, she finds that he's not a monster and he's not a dream.

    Falon says: "Decent book ...Horrible Narration!"
    "Decent book ...Horrible Narration!"
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    The story is actually creative, teenager Isis has an encounter with the paranormal in her dreams that come to life only to discover that she is paranormal herself. I would recommend getting this book in print, because the narration bought the book down several pegs! This is hands down by far the worse narrator I have ever encountered on audio, that is saying something because I have a vast audio library. One of the first rules in performance is if you are not trained in language accents then don't do it! Her male voices sounded like slow witted giants, it was just awful and painful to listen to. I would pass on the audio book and get it on kindle or paper and spare your ears.

    0 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Unwind

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Neal Shusterman
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    Overall
    (697)
    Performance
    (576)
    Story
    (573)

    Conner's parents want to be rid of him because he's a troublemaker. Risa has no parents and is being unwound to cut orphanage costs. Lev's unwinding has been planned since his birth, as part of his family's strict religion. Brought together by chance, and kept together by desperation, these three unlikely companions make a harrowing cross-country journey, knowing their lives hang in the balance.

    SoCalBonnie says: "It won me over completely"
    "Pleasantly shocked that I liked it!!"
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    What if retro-active abortion was legal? In this not too distant future parents can legally have their troublesome teen retroactively aborted between the ages of 13 to 18. To avoid the it being murder, every part of the unwind teen must be kept alive and used it transplantation purposes. This book journey's with 3 teens slated to be unwind. The first is Connor a troubled 16 year old boy who discovers his parents signed copy of his unwinding order right before Thanksgiving and his parents and little brothers plane tickets to the Bahamas the day after he was due to be unwind. Connor decides to flee before the Juvenile cops collect him. On the road of running away his past crosses with another girl 15 Risa who is a state owned kid and is slated to be unwind because of state budgets cuts, and Connor also runs into 13 year old boy Lev who is being unwind because he is a religious tithe and was slated to be unwind since the day he was born. The book is definitely interesting and is a conversation starter. If you are looking for something different, look no further.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Knight and Play: Knight Series, #1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Kitty French
    • Narrated By Claire Wexford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (158)
    Performance
    (149)
    Story
    (150)

    CEO of Knight, Inc., Lucien Knight is catch-your-breath gorgeous and damaged by his troubled past in Norway. All grown up and relocated to London, he's built his empire of adult clubs from the ground up to become the gorgeous patron saint of the sex industry. No one knows the dark childhood secrets that have given Lucien a backbone of steel and a heart encased in ice.

    E says: "A wasted credit"
    "Not Bad, in league with FSOG."
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    Not bad very seductive book. It is similar to FSOG but more realistic. Sophie Black is a 32 year old PA for a construction company that applies for a new PA job for Lucien Knight, founder of Knight Industries which makes sex toys. Conservative Ms. Black world gets hot and steamy and turns upside down with acceptance with this new job. Not complete 5 stars because there is a part where there is too much sex at one time, I like the sex spread out a little bit. And the use of the word "knickers" That word is not sexy at all, and only reminds me of granny panties. Besides those two things it still is a good book and it ends on a cliffhanger and screams for you to continue on the next book, which is what I'm going to do.

    0 of 3 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
    (382)
    Performance
    (354)
    Story
    (355)

    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!!!!"
    "It got better!!!!"
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    Celaena Sardothien is now the hated tyrant King's personal assassin. The King is sending Celaena out to kill anyone that may oppose his rule. As Celaena encounters people on the King's hit-list more information is revealed on how the King really gained his power. Celaena is faced with her past revealed and her future destiny, her relationship with the captain of the guard and the crown prince. This series is very well written and I alright pre-ordered the next book. Can't wait... this is a very credit worthy series!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • His Forbidden Touch: Stolen Brides Series, Volume 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Shelly Thacker
    • Narrated By Julia Motyka
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (73)
    Performance
    (69)
    Story
    (70)

    She may never reach her royal wedding if she can't resist the rugged mercenary assigned to protect her. Disgraced ex-knight Royce Saint-Michel was banished from his homeland because of an impulsive act that cost him all he held dear. Now, he has the chance to reclaim his birthright - if he agrees to protect a princess on a journey that may prove deadly to them both.

    Zeee @ I Heart Romance says: "Simply Amazing!"
    "Not as good as the first one."
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    I loved Forever His. I loved the fantasy aspect of a time traveling woman that finds love in the past and has to over come the obstacles of being a futuristic woman living in the past. His Forbidden Touch is nothing like that, its just a plain old historical romance. It still was a good story, but I was hoping for something like the first book. The only connection between the first book and the second is Royce the main character was friends with Sir Gaston from the first book. So I was a little disappointed with this one.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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