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Greenaway

Sydney, Australia | Member Since 2009

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  • Dangerous

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Diana Palmer
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (123)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (50)

    Tall, lean and headstrong, FBI agent Kilraven lives by his own rules. And one of those rules includes keeping his hands off Jacobsville’s resident sweetheart, Winnie Sinclair, no matter the temptation. Shy and innocent, Winnie couldn’t handle a man like him – a merciless man with a haunted past. And this small town may hold not only the woman he fights to resist, but the answers to a cold case that is very personal to Kilraven.

    Judy says: "No Stars Had it Not Been for the Narrator!"
    "Really good read"
    Overall

    Loved this book, listened to it all in one day (and night). Couldn't put it down.
    Definitely a re-listen to kind of book

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Daddy Morebucks

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Normandie Alleman
    • Narrated By Alicyn Aimes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (26)

    From the moment she laid eyes upon him, Marley knew in her heart that James was not just another client, and the difference wasn't even the large sum of money he offered in return for a single night of submission. No, what set him apart was the fact that when she called James "daddy," it was her own heart which beat faster and her own body which ached with need. After that night, Marley does her best to put all thought of him behind her, using the huge payday he provided to get on her feet again and start over…until James knocks on her door and walks right back into her life.

    AnnikaC says: "Loving Dom-Sub relationship, great narrator!"
    "Daddy/ Little Girl storyline not for me."
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    Firstly this was given to me by the author in return for an honest review.

    I love good erotica in all its varieties, and since I had never read (listened) to a Daddy story, I was keen to give this a go. I have to say I got annoyed with how she called him Daddy, so I guess this sort of story is not for me.

    The story starts off promisingly but soon started to "irk" me. Having said that the writing is good and the story arc works well, it's just the content of the Daddy/Little girl scenario is not what I am looking for in an erotic book. The actual sex scenes in the most part WERE sexy until they converse and she calls him Daddy.

    The narrator voiced the "girls" voice well but I was not won over by her male interpretation. I feel it may have worked better with a male and Female narrator.

    Perhaps it was a tad naive of me about what I should be expecting from this type of erotic book as I did sort of know what it was about but actually hearing the words uttered is what turned me off. I am sure people who like this sort of story will find this a very interesting listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Burial Rites

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Hannah Kent
    • Narrated By Morven Christie
    Overall
    (92)
    Performance
    (85)
    Story
    (83)

    In northern Iceland, 1829, Agnes Magnúsdóttir is condemned to death for her part in the brutal murder of two men. Agnes is sent to wait out the months leading up to her execution on the farm of district officer Jón Jónsson, his wife, and their two daughters. Horrified to have a convicted murderess in their midst, the family avoid contact with Agnes. As the year progresses and the hardships of rural life force everyone to work side by side, the family’s attitude to Agnes starts to change - until one winter night.

    Sharon says: "Icelandic Drama"
    "Best Book I have listened to in ages"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I saw Hannah Kent interviewed on Australian TV where she talked about her experiences in researching this story.

    I was fascinated from the start and the book did not disappoint. I work in a book shop and recommend this book to anyone who will listen to me. It is so engrossing you are inside the characters as they speak. You can almost smell the living conditions, and feel her heartache.

    Wonderful effort

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • ToxiCity: Georgia Davis Prequel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Libby Fischer Hellmann
    • Narrated By Robin Rowan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Ten years before Easy Innocence, PI Georgia Davis was a police officer on the force in a Chicago suburb. And while homicides are rare on the North Shore, three bodies turn up in quick succession - all of them dumped in waste disposal dumpsters or landfills. The investigations into the murders test the mettle and professionalism of a combined police task force. Along the way, they also test the strength of Georgia's relationship with one of the detectives working the case.

    Greenaway says: "Good read by first time listener"
    "Good read by first time listener"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This is my first book by Libby Fischer Hellman... I know nothing of her Georgia Davis character and was surprised to see how little she appears in this book when it is plugged as a prequel to the series. Having said that she, Georgia, is the street cop "detective" that actually works it out what toxin is being used before the professionals figure it out..

    What starts off to be a routine murder mystery suddenly twists and turns to be something so much more complex in its issues.

    We also delve into the personal lives of the cops and the struggles they go through not only in their professional but also personal lives. Got to say Georgia's boyfriend left me wanting to smack him several times.

    A rash of rather gruesome dead bodies have been turning up dumped in various places(obviously not where they had been killed). They appear to have no connection with each other..

    As stated, at the beginning, this book was set before more advanced police toxicity procedures had been established and these poor detectives are at a loss as to what is happening here. I actually enjoyed the 'leg-work' involved in trying to solve these mysteries, not just a CSI easy fix.

    There is a secondary story running through the background (at first) about a new housing estate being built on what could be toxic land and the heartbreaking story of sick children.

    I must admit I did not see the ending or the bad-guy coming which in itself is a great achievement with a crime novel.

    Going by this book I will be reading more from this author about her heroine Georgia

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Mystery of Grace

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Charles de Lint
    • Narrated By Paul Michael Garcia, Tai Sammons
    Overall
    (115)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (30)

    Grace, as her friends call her, has a Ford Motor Company tattoo running down her leg and grease worked deep into her hands. She works at Sanchez Motorworks customizing hot rods. Finding the line in a classic car is her calling. Now Grace has to find the line in her own life. Grace loves John, and John loves her, and that would be wonderful, except that John, like Grace, has unfinished business: he's haunted by the childhood death of his younger brother. He's never stopped feeling responsible.

    Yuriko says: "interesting love story"
    "Ghost story for Grown-ups"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I thought initially this would be a Young Adult story,(Not that thereshould really be a distinction when a story is this good) it is however, a fabulous ghost story for grown ups. It deals with unfinished business, a life (or lives) in limbo and an evil witch, but somehow it all is very believable, not fanciful.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Mystery of Grace?

    Two moments, The first being when Grace re-enters the real world for the second time and meets up with her lover. The other is the very last words


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There are lots, the very first scene when Grace and John are in the bedroom, Grace going back to her workplace and meeting up with the native American, and the last few seconds.


    Any additional comments?

    I had never read any of Charles de Lint's work before and have now visited his website several times. I will be reading (listening) to more of his work.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Plunder

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Peter Rawn Klein
    • Narrated By Mira Noire, Peter Rawn Klein
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (94)
    Performance
    (84)
    Story
    (83)

    Five local business men in Dover, New Hampshire, belong to a club called The Snowshoe Club. At a club meeting, these five men decide that they want girlfriends they can have sex with. One among their number, Elliot, the one in charge of getting things done, suggests that they might get one girlfriend and share her among the five of them. They agree that such a scheme would be a practical idea. They dispatch Elliot, who finds a college girl and commandeers her to their purposes.

    kbunch says: "Refreshingly original"
    "Unexpected naughty little story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does Plunder rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is right up there with most other erotica I have listened to, though to call it erotica is not quite correct.It is very forth-right in its execution and does not use euphamisms when discussing the sexual act and body parts


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Plunder?

    I like most of the interaction between Eva and Elliot, it sounded like real conversations, not forced, flowed naturally. I quite the sceen involving blindfolds.


    What does Mira Noire and Peter Rawn Klein bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I was quite shocked initially by his voice as it is gruff and mature, but very appealing. Mira's voice is young and sexy. She especially was able to bring the written word alive.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I tried to listen in one go, but I took it to bed with me and fell asleep, but it was thefirst thing I did the next moring (ie complete the book).


    Any additional comments?

    I have never heard these narrators before and will seek out other books read by either of them. Also I see Mr Klein has writen and narrated other books here on Audile.

    One point in the plot confused me, which is the way Eva's boyfriend reacted to the whole situation- so complient.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Informant: A Butcher's Boy Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Thomas Perry
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (622)
    Performance
    (475)
    Story
    (467)

    Married and living in England under the name Michael Schaeffer, the assassin known as the Butcher's Boy is the target of a Mafia hit team sent to exact revenge for his deadly campaign against the Balacontano family years earlier. Schaeffer kills all three attackers, but he knows more will come and needs to find whoever sent them to end it once and for all.

    Darwyn says: "sucker for anything that's the butcher's boy"
    "Hope this isn't the last Butcher's Boy novel"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, absolutely .Love Michael Kramer's performance. He even does the women's voices well


    What other book might you compare The Informant to and why?

    Thrillers are not my normal go-to reads, but I listened to Fidelity first and that got me interested in both Thomas Perry's work and Michael Kramer's narration


    Have you listened to any of Michael Kramer’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Have only heard him reading Thomas Perry novels. This compares equally well as the rest


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no- 2 sittings but very late at night


    Any additional comments?

    I am so pleased to have found a "new" author (for me) and have been recommending him to everyone I know that is interested in a well rounded book. The Butcher's Boy is The Perfect Novel

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Cut and Run

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Ridley Pearson
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (102)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (23)

    Six years ago, witness protection marshal Roland Larson did the unthinkable: he fell in love with a protected witness, Hope Stevens, whose testimony was to put away prominent members of the Romero crime family. When Hope's plan to "cut and run" is interrupted by both the government and the mob, she disappears into a new identity.

    Kathy says: "Outstanding"
    "Really good exciting book"
    Overall

    This story grabbed me from the beginning. I thought the narrator did an excellent job. Would make a great movie.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Marianne! - A Journey Round A Golden Sun - An Erotic Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Simon Lowrie
    • Narrated By Peter S. Lewis
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Marianne and Simon have been more than friends since they were kids, but when she meets Mark her whole life changes. It’s not easy being spanked when you’re not used to it, but although the two men in her life are rivals the one thing they agree on firmly is that Marianne needs her wild side tamed. And once she's had a taste of what that kind of life can offer, she's no longer sure she wants to argue.

    rebecca says: "how do they call this erotic?"
    "Tedious"
    Overall

    I couldn't finish this book. I found the narrator tedious and the story boring. Big mistake on my part for buying this

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Dominatrix

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Emma Allan
    • Narrated By Rosie Leith
    Overall
    (266)
    Performance
    (76)
    Story
    (77)

    Karen Masters has never been very interested in sex. But when she sees a video of her friend Barbara engaging in some very outre sex games with her husband Dan, she begins to realise what she has been missing.

    Lee C. Edmonds says: "Powerful"
    "wonderful sexy story"
    Overall

    The narrator is just right for this story she brings a sense of naivety and experience to the listener. She jumps from one lover to the next with relative ease and hardly any stress and is always learning.
    I truly enjoyed this and have already listened to it twice.(in case I missed something)

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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