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Jadn

Lawrenceville, ga, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Cascade: River of Time, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Lisa T. Bergren
    • Narrated By Pam Turlow
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (56)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (52)

    What if you not only fell back through time...but fell in love, too? Gabi knows she’s left her heart in the fourteenth century, and she persuades Lia to help her to return, even though they know doing so will risk their very lives. When they arrive, months have passed, and all of Siena longs to celebrate the heroines who turned the tide in the battle against Florence - while their enemies will go to great lengths to see them dead. Even in the midst of the battles, Gabi’s heart is increasingly drawn to Marcello, just as Lia’s is to Luca.

    Jadn says: "Simply marvelous!"
    "Simply marvelous!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Cascade the most enjoyable?

    I loved the intonation of the reader, making it so comfortable and drawing me into the book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    What I loved most about this book, is that it had me on the edge of my seat from the first chapter. It was a whirlwind of a book, as Gabi and Lia find themselves running from one adventure and into another. Gabi also went through a tremendous growth in her personality, and comes out on the other end for the better. In the mean time her mom has a few surprises for the girls, she's not all scientific but have stronger metal lying underneath. Marcello and Luka risk all to save the Gabi and Lia from an aweful fate, if I say anymore I'd give it all away. Let's say that with great sacrifice comes great love. The ending left me wanting for more, simply having to know what was going to happen. Definitely a great read, and I'd recommend it to anyone. It is clean and romantic, but nothing that tweens can't also enjoy, so family friendliness is a 5 in my book. You can feel comfortable reading this with your tween.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tangled: The Tangled Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Emma Chase
    • Narrated By Sebastian York
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1203)
    Performance
    (1118)
    Story
    (1119)

    Drew Evans is handsome and arrogant, he makes multimillion dollar business deals and seduces New York’s most beautiful women with just a smile. So why has he been shuttered in his apartment for seven days, miserable and depressed? He’ll tell you he has the flu. But we all know that’s not really true. Katherine Brooks is brilliant, beautiful and ambitious. When Kate is hired as the new associate at Drew’s father’s investment banking firm, every aspect of the dashing playboy’s life is thrown into a tailspin.

    CAC says: "Brilliant!!!!"
    "O man, you have to listen to this!"
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    Any additional comments?

    I bought this book for the sole reason that Sebastian York was the narrator. I had listened to the Beautiful series in which he was the male narrator. The genre of romance is perfect for that deep, sexy voice and I could not wait to listen to more! So, as far as the narrator goes, he can 'read' me anytime!

    The story was full of humour, sarcasm,hot and steamy romance, wit, and some very heavy panting (me)! The whole story is told by the H, and from his point of view. Gave me some insight into the male psyche as well! Once done with the book, I was eager to start on Book 2, only there was none! I will definitely be looking out for it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Silvertongue: The Stoneheart Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Charlie Fletcher
    • Narrated By Jim Dale
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (227)
    Performance
    (179)
    Story
    (173)

    The battle between the statues and gargoyles of London rages on in the conclusion to the international blockbuster!

    Jessica says: "Sad to see it end."
    "masterfully woven"
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    If you could sum up Silvertongue in three words, what would they be?

    action, family, honor


    What did you like best about this story?

    Book 3 of The Stoneheart Trilogy, Silvertongue is absolutely my favorite and took me to knew levels of intrigue. In this book, Fletcher was able to bring together many loose ends that were left unanswered in the first 2 books. He masterfully wove all the details together, and kept the pace going. There was never a dull moment, and it was intriguing. My favorite part was the dragon that came alive and helped them out in unexpected ways. There were so many twists and turns, that the story was totally unpredictable and I was surprised at every turn. Book 3, made it worth the effort of sludging through book 1 and then 2. The author also did a much better job in this book, by keeping the point of view much cleaner. When a new point of view was introduced, the author started a new chapter for the most part. These clean breaks, made the book much more accessible and less confusing. It appears that Fletcher learned from the mistakes made in book 1. I would encourage all to read, this series as the ending is enjoyable. Family friendliness is 5 out of 5 for this entire series, this is definitely oriented towards kids and older youth as well.


    What didn’t you like about Jim Dale’s performance?

    Only in book 3 was I able to get used to his thick British accent. Also, he never pauses between when the author switches point of view. It makes it even more difficult to follow if your just listening.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Marriage Bargain: Marriage to a Billionaire, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Jennifer Probst
    • Narrated By Coleen Marlo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1486)
    Performance
    (1323)
    Story
    (1330)

    To save her family home, impulsive bookstore owner Alexa Maria McKenzie casts a love spell. But she never planned on conjuring up her best friend's older brother - the powerful man who once shattered her heart.

    Billionaire Nicholas Ryan doesn't believe in marriage, but in order to inherit his father's corporation, he needs a wife and needs one fast. When he discovers his sister's childhood friend is in dire financial straits, he offers Alexa a bold proposition....

    SandyH says: "Funny, heartbreaking"
    "Good quick read"
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    Any additional comments?

    I liked the quick pase of the story. I am just such a sucker for tough girls that need to find their own way in life. It is a good read on the plane or over a weekend if you do not want to get stuck in a thick book.
    The naration was excellent - the narrator got the Italian accents real well. I could just imagine Mama Conti when listening to her!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Sex, Drugs, and Secrets

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Francis Ashe
    • Narrated By Scarlet Lips
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Mild-mannered secretary Marietta Lawson thought her life as a corporate spy was over. She hoped it was. But, when her increasingly paranoid boss uncovers a conspiracy meant to destroy Redding PharmaCo, she is called to action one last time.

    Jadn says: "Narator needs coaching"
    "Narator needs coaching"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    This narator uses only about 3 notes to tell the story, with each sentence ending on the highest of the 3. After the first 2 minutes I had to battle to stay awake, as the naration just kept droning on and on! She needs coaching to bring voice nuances into her reading.
    The story ended abruptly. There was a hint at a solution, but not very clear, but perhaps I missed something?


    Would you ever listen to anything by Francis Ashe again?

    May be


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Scarlet Lips?

    No, not until she has had some coaching.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    no


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Body of Sin

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Eve Silver
    • Narrated By Savannah Richards
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (101)
    Performance
    (93)
    Story
    (92)

    Lokan Krayl held enviable privileges and powers. Powers that led to a devastating betrayal: murder. Resurrected by his immortal brothers, Lokan is still trapped in purgatory. He has no way to contact his family. He has no answers. In order to find the truth about his death, and who killed him, he must escape his prison. And there’s only one way out: through the 12 gates of his eternal enemy, Osiris. But Lokan has help....

    Cam says: "A bit disappointing"
    "Could not stop listening"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I finished the audiobook, last of the 4-part series, and would love to have learned what happened to the daughter. Unfortunately I started at book#2 (of 4), finished the series, and now#1 is spoiled. Do yourself a favor and start at #1 - it contains important background info for the rest of the series.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Speaker for the Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By David Birney, Stefan Rudnicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8130)
    Performance
    (4595)
    Story
    (4650)

    In the aftermath of his terrible war, Ender Wiggin disappeared, and a powerful voice arose: the Speaker for the Dead, who told the true story of the Bugger War. Now, long years later, a second alien race has been discovered by Portuguese colonists on the planet Lusitania. But again the aliens' ways are strange and frightening...again, humans die. And it is only the Speaker for the Dead, who is also Ender Wiggin the Xenocide, who has the courage to confront the mystery...and the truth.

    Joe says: "The Enderverse"
    "Thought provoking"
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    What did you love best about Speaker for the Dead?

    In a lot of ways Speaker of the dead felt more real than Ender's game, all though it played off on another planet. I think this is because this book deals much more with the emotional and human side of Ender, as opposed to battle scene after battle scene. I enjoyed the authors ability to create an entirely new species with its own unique culture and language. I though that was very ingenious.


    What other book might you compare Speaker for the Dead to and why?

    The one that comes immediately to mind is the Dune series, because it also deals with alien species, religion and the human races will to survive.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    I really enjoyed the different readers when the point of view character changed. This did not always occur, but only at critical moments, so that it was not annoying. I thought the author did a good job in weaving the story together from different POVs, not an easy thing to do in my opinion.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Several times it made me laugh, but not cry. But I think this is because Ender always


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Talent for War: An Alex Benedict Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Jack McDevitt
    • Narrated By Gregory Abbey, Jack McDevitt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (300)
    Performance
    (158)
    Story
    (156)

    Everyone knew the legend of Christopher Sim. Fighter. Leader. An interstellar hero with a rare talent for war, Sim changed mankind's history forever when he forged a ragtag group of misfits into the weapon that broke the back of the alien Ashiyyur. But now, Alex Benedict has found a startling bit of information, long buried in an ancient computer file. If it is true, then Christopher Sim was a fraud.

    Brian says: "Very good - but the cover and title are deceptive"
    "Info dump"
    Overall

    This book was very disappointing. The few highlights of technology were interesting, but the constant barrage of information dumping and telling made it a snooze. I got through the first 3 hours of this, and decided to stop wasting my time with the book. Perhaps it get's better later on, but the author lost me after the first 30 minutes. Definitely would not recommend this to any of my friends.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Starclimber

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Kenneth Oppel
    • Narrated By David Kelly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (80)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (44)

    Matt Cruse is back in the phenomenal third volume in Kenneth Oppel's bestselling, award-winning series - and this time he's heading for outer space. Airborn and Skybreaker, the first two books in the series, have been among our best-selling and most-honored titles, and we think you'll find this one just as thrilling - if not more so. Featuring an international cast of larger-than-life characters, this is adventure fiction at its finest.

    pakkmom says: "A bit disappointing"
    "Riveting"
    Overall

    This was absolutely a marvelous book and I could hardly wait to finish it. It was ingenious and I enjoyed getting to know the characters into further depths. There were unique twists and intrigue. This is a definitive recommendation if you enjoy adventure fantasy. Although listed under the young adult section, it is really marvelous for any age.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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