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Holly

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  • The Book of Life: All Souls, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Deborah Harkness
    • Narrated By Jennifer Ikeda
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2590)
    Performance
    (2431)
    Story
    (2416)

    After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Deborah Harkness's enchanting series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew's ancestral home at Sept-Tours, they reunite with the cast of characters from A Discovery of Witches - with one significant exception. But the real threat to their future has yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on even more urgency.

    Loren says: "too many loose threads in this weaving"
    "Inconsistent"
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    If you know you are writing a trilogy, why would you not wrap up your story. Instead we were introduced to new characters, new relationships were introduced, and the majority of them were left hanging. What happens with Miriam and Chris? Who and when will turn Pheobe? Will Diana live forever with her new found powers? What happens with Matthews siblings that they keep mentioning but don't always introduce? How was the first vampire made? If Ashmole was made of creature skin and hair, how did new pages appear when Diana was reading it, and who's skin was it? Did Aunt Sarah hook up with Nathaniel's mom? Will Matthew watch his children grow old and die, continuing his immortal torture of losing those he loves? Will he kill himself after they are all gone? The list goes on and on.

    10 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Flat-Out Love

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Jessica Park
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (813)
    Performance
    (753)
    Story
    (755)

    He was tall, at least six feet, with dirty blond hair that hung over his eyes. His T-shirt read Nietzsche Is My Homeboy. So, that was Matt. Who Julie Seagles likes. A lot. But there is also Finn. Who she flat out loves. Complicated? Awkward? Completely. But really, how was this freshly-minted Boston transplant and newbie college freshman supposed to know that she would end up living with the family of an old friend of her mother’s? This was all supposed to be temporary.

    Patricia says: "I Loved this book!"
    "Beautiful"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    It was a beautifully written story about love and loss. The ending was predictable early on, but I still couldn't put it down. As soon as it was finished, I immediately wanted to start it over again. Matt and Finn are so easy to fall in love with, even with all of their flaws. And finally, a book written about a smart female lead, who actually sounds and acts smart.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rock the Band: Black Falcon, Book 1.5

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Michelle A. Valentine
    • Narrated By Allen Steele
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (105)
    Performance
    (102)
    Story
    (105)

    After Noel Falcon professed his love to the one girl who truly holds his heart in the palm of her hand, he decides to try his damnedest to keep Lane Vance in his life forever this time. There's no way he'll let her slip through his fingers again without a fight. The instant they are together Noel begins to plot a way to ask his headstrong ladylove to be his wife, but every attempt to pop the question is foiled by a string of mishaps that prevents him from getting the job done before he goes back on tour with Black Falcon.

    Karen says: "Love the story. Hate the narrator!"
    "WHY?! WHY?! WHY?!"
    Overall
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    Story
    What did you love best about Rock the Band?

    The story is just as good as the first book. I love hearing more of Noel's side of things, BUT............


    Would you be willing to try another one of Allen Steele’s performances?

    Why would they choose this narrator?!?! The character is supposed to be a 22 year old Rock God, but he sounds like the What-a-Burger commercial guy. I don't want to hear a grandpa talk about their intimate places. EW! I'm very torn on whether or not I can finish the series since he narrates part of book 2. This really gives me the creeps.


    Any additional comments?

    Allen Steele shouldn't read for characters younger than 45 years old, at the very least!!!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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