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Jennifer

Bronx, NY, United States | Member Since 2007

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  • Raven's Shadow

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Patricia Briggs
    • Narrated By Jennifer James Bradshaw
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (228)
    Performance
    (196)
    Story
    (196)

    Seraph is a Raven mage who left behind her responsibilities for the love of the ex-soldier Tier. But when Tier disappears, Seraph must use her magic - and fulfill her ancestors’ oath to protect humanity from destruction.

    Jennifer says: "Slow Start - Entertaining"
    "Slow Start - Entertaining"
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    Where does Raven's Shadow rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    In a list of a top 10, it doesn't rank


    What did you like best about this story?

    It starts to become interesting when the resolution to the problem begins (trying not to give anything away)


    What does Jennifer James Bradshaw bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    As with any narrator, you get to sit back and enjoy the story - just like it better then reading


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    ??


    Any additional comments?

    Patricia Briggs spent too much time establishing the premise of the story in the beginning and it was hard to stay interested. Especially when establishing the bad relationship between Seraph and her husband's sister, considering it has no bearing on the actual story. If she couldn't gotten faster to the part of the shadowed priest and have gone from there it would've been better.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Accidentally Dead: Accidentally Friends, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Dakota Cassidy
    • Narrated By Meredith Mitchell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (174)
    Performance
    (158)
    Story
    (160)

    It's a lousy first day on the job for Nina Blackman. A patient, loopy from the anesthesia, bites her. At least he was cute. The next morning, Nina wakes up with a set of razor-sharp fangs, bionic vision, supersonic hearing, and a taste for blood. But there's a good explanation: It's her patient, Long Island vampire Greg Statleon. Is Nina willing to commit to one man for eternity, even if they are perfect for each other?

    CHRISTINA says: "Awesome book"
    "Ended too Soon"
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    Any additional comments?

    This book ended in the middle of the story. The villian was easily/quickly foiled and Nina never learned and/or explored her new powers. There was so much more that should've been expanded upon but wasn't. That being said, it was otherwise an enjoyable listen that kept me entertained.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Gentleman Never Tells: The Wetherby Brides, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Jerrica Knight-Catania
    • Narrated By Sherill Turner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (67)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (55)

    Benjamin Wetherby, Earl of Glastonbury and heir to the Marquessate of Eastleigh, has just received an urgent letter from home. His father is dying and he must return to England at once. Benjamin is a man bound by honor and duty, to both his country and his family. So, despite his reservations, he leaves his life in New York City behind so he may find a wife and assume his role as the Marquess of Eastleigh.

    Jennifer says: "Ho-hum"
    "Ho-hum"
    Overall
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    Would you try another book from Jerrica Knight-Catania and/or Sherill Turner?

    Probably not


    Would you be willing to try another book from Jerrica Knight-Catania? Why or why not?

    I wouldn't likely try another book by this author because there are too many books to spend my time hoping the next by this author is interesting. This book lacked any semblance of an engaging story.


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    If there was a real plot aside from a few secrets being kept and forgiven


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Perfect on Paper: The (Mis)Adventures of Waverly Bryson

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Maria Murnane
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (317)
    Performance
    (291)
    Story
    (288)

    Waverly Bryson is a successful businesswoman in her late 20s who almost has it all: a dream job in sports PR, two best friends, and a bar where everybody knows her name. What she doesn’t have is a ring on her finger. And after being ditched at the altar, she’s in no hurry to get one. Besides, plenty of other issues keep her busy, including her wayward father, a new rival at work, and an ever-nagging fear that her life is not turning out as she thought it would...or should.

    Missy says: "Just ok..."
    "Enjoyable"
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    What made the experience of listening to Perfect on Paper the most enjoyable?

    The story progressed nicely and kept me engaged. I liked that the storyline was on the light side where you can just sit back and enjoy.


    What other book might you compare Perfect on Paper to and why?

    If you like this book you'll like anything written by Molly Harper.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Accidental Werewolf: Accidentally Friends, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Dakota Cassidy
    • Narrated By Meredith Mitchell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (314)
    Performance
    (286)
    Story
    (286)

    When Marty Andrews gets bitten by a mangy mutt while walking her teacup poodle, her blond hair darkens, the hair on her legs starts growing at an alarming rate, and her mood swings put her dream job as a sales rep for Bobbie-Sue Cosmetics in serious jeopardy. Then a drool-worthy man shows up at her door claiming that he accidentally bit Marty. And since he's a werewolf, she is now, too. Thinking Keegan Flaherty is clearly insane, Marty refuses to believe a word until a kidnapping makes her realize there's more at stake than just her highlights.

    Alyssa Reid says: "Terrible reading, fluffy novel"
    "Entertaining"
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    What did you like best about this story?

    This book was entertaining - it held my interest throughout. I will definitely purchase the books from the rest of the series.


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator is so bad at foreign accents! I don't think she actually knows what a spanish or russian accent sounds like because she got them all wrong.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Hunger Like No Other: Immortals After Dark, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Kresley Cole
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2257)
    Performance
    (2088)
    Story
    (2092)

    After enduring years of torture from the vampire horde, Lachlain MacRieve, leader of the Lykae Clan, is enraged to find the predestined mate he's waited millennia for is a vampire. Sheltered Emmaline Troy finally sets out to uncover the truth about her deceased parents - until a powerful Lykae claims her as his mate and forces her back to his ancestral Scottish castle. But when an ancient evil from her past resurfaces, will their desire deepen into a love that can bring a proud warrior to his knees and turn a gentle beauty into the fighter she was born to be?

    Amazon Customer says: "My new favorite narrator!"
    "Cheesy and Lame"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The story focused solely on this werewolf wanting to force himself on a vampire for 6 chapters - to the point where I lost interest in the book. I couldn't make myself waste more time on this boring, lame book. There was no story or character development at all. The only reason to read this book is as supernatural porn - that's about it. I don't mind books with explicit love scenes but a story should be the primary focus - not the other way around.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • How the White Trash Zombie Got Her Groove Back

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Diana Rowland
    • Narrated By Allison McLemore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (544)
    Performance
    (500)
    Story
    (498)

    It’s zombie versus zombie as the Saberton Corporation declares war against the Zombie Mafia, kidnapping several of their party. It falls to Angel to lead the remnants of her gang halfway across the country to claw their way through corporate intrigue, zombie drugs, and undead trafficking to rescue her friends - and expose the traitor responsible for their abduction.

    Marci says: "Can I give it six stars?"
    "Entertaining"
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    What did you like best about this story?

    I like that the story is light yet entertaining enough to hold my interest and keep me engaged in the story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Up to Me: The Bad Boys, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By M. Leighton
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd, Benjamin L. Darcie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (458)
    Performance
    (419)
    Story
    (421)

    For Olivia, romantic bliss has never felt as right as it does with Cash. Unpredictable, except when it comes to satisfying her desires, Cash has a well-earned "bad boy" reputation, but he’s turning his life around with the one woman who accepts him for who he is. Until strangers from the past turn Olivia and Cash’s world upside down. What they want is something only Cash can give them. And if he doesn’t deliver, then they’re taking the one thing that Cash values the most. Olivia always knew that in falling for Cash she was likely to get burned. But this new threat is beyond anything she imagined....

    Jordy says: "An interesting twist"
    "Torn"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Probably not - I find Olivia's irrational and semi-stupid character annoying. The story is OK and entertaining enough but Olivia's character drags it down to where I don't think I will continue listening to this series - especially when there are so many books I'd rather listen to that are better. So I couldn't recommend this to someone else when I'm not even sold on the series.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Have Olivia stop being irrational and also, perhaps, listen to the people who have experience with danger instead of insisting she (who has had no experience) knows better. And perhaps discuss her relationship concerns with Cash instead of internalizing it. But of course doing something as common sense as communicating properly would've taken out a major part of this story - god forbit


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ragtime

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By E. L. Doctorow
    • Narrated By E. L. Doctorow
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (432)
    Performance
    (316)
    Story
    (316)

    The story opens in 1906 in New Rochelle, New York, at the home of an affluent American family. One lazy Sunday afternoon, the famous escape artist Harry Houdini swerves his car into a telephone pole outside their house. And almost magically, the line between fantasy and historical fact, between real and imaginary characters, disappears.

    Catherine says: "Ragtime and Doctorow are compelling"
    "Didn't feel compelled to finish book"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would not recommend because, though the author is talented at painting a picture and is a true wordsmith, I just felt no connection or interest in the characters and what happened to them. I can see where others may like this book but its not for me.


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

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cast in Shadow: Chronicles of Elantra, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Michelle Sagara
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1441)
    Performance
    (1277)
    Story
    (1275)

    Seven years ago Kaylin fled the crime-riddled streets of Nightshade, knowing that something was after her. Children were being murdered— and all had the same odd markings that mysteriously appeared on her own skin….Since then, she's learned to read, she's learned to fight and she's become one of the vaunted Hawks who patrol and police the City of Elantra. Alongside the winged Aerians and the immortal Barrani, she's made a place for herself, far from the mean streets of her birth.

    Amanda says: "Addicted to the series, but leaves you hanging..."
    "Potential - but not engaging"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would not recommend it because I found the author put too much extraneous information in there and the characters were not interesting at all. The basic premise of the story is good but not enough to make up for everything else. It's also kinda cliche - to the point of being slightly corny.


    What about Khristine Hvam’s performance did you like?

    Was difficult to distinguish between characters as they all sounded pretty similar, if not the same


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Everneath

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Brodi Ashton
    • Narrated By Amy Rubinate
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (269)
    Performance
    (243)
    Story
    (248)

    Last spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath. Now she’s returned - to her old life, her family, her boyfriend - before she’s banished back to the underworld... this time forever. She has six months before the Everneath comes to claim her, six months for good-byes she can’t find the words for, six months to find redemption, if it exists. Nikki longs to spend these precious months forgetting the Everneath and trying to reconnect with her boyfriend, Jack, the person most devastated by her disappearance - and the one person she loves more than anything.

    Kale says: "A Hauntingly Beautiful Debut"
    "Enjoyable"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, good story


    Any additional comments?

    It toke me a little bit to get into the book - but once the premise of the story was established and the story really got going, I enjoyed it. I will definitely be getting the next book in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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