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K. April Holgate

Take a look it's in a book...Reading Rainbow!

Moosic, PA, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Superheroes in Prose, Volume Two: The Ballad of M

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 59 mins)
    • By Sevan Paris
    • Narrated By Bryan Reid
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    I just can't believe I slammed the door in Reagan MacPherson's face last night. Is her situation just like mine? Does she have some sort of smartass alien entity inside her brain? Is she registered? Do her friends know? Is she stronger than me? Does this somehow make me look hot to her? Is Liberty - the World's Greatest Hero - going to come after her like the way he's going to come after me? My name is Gabe Garrison, and this is the second volume of my story ...

    AudioBookReviewer says: "There is time travel, ray guns and a super villain"
    "Not for me..."
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    I am not sure I am the audience for this series. I just can not get into the comic book super hero story lines.

    They are nicely written, just not for me. This book picks up where the last left off. It takes up into Regan's head and powers. The mixed narrative goes between her and Gabe. The transitions are clear and smooth and easy to follow.

    I listened to the audiobook narrated by Bryan Reid, who has a nice read. I generally enjoy his tone and pace. The issue I have as to do with the voice of Regan. It was weird and off, just not to my liking. Other than that it was a good read.

    I am sure there are those this series will really appeal to, just not me. It is nice to try something new every now and again. I can appreciate the writing, it was the genre that wasn't for me.

    Disclosure – I received this audiobook in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts opinions and ratings are my own.

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  • Trouble in Mudbug

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Jana DeLeon
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (161)
    Performance
    (152)
    Story
    (151)

    Scientist Maryse Robicheaux thought that a lot of her problems had gone away with her mother-in-law's death. The woman was rude, pushy, manipulative and used her considerable wealth to run herd over the entire town of Mudbug, Louisiana. Unfortunately, death doesn't slow down Helena one bit. DEA Agent Luc LeJeune is wondering what his undercover assignment investigating the sexy scientist has gotten him into - especially as it seems someone wants her dead.

    TammyB says: "Very funny! Great start to the series!"
    "My newest addition"
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    This is book one in the series, setting up the ghost/cozy mystery/contempo romance. It is a really fun read with such quirky and engaging characters. Get ready for an eccentric read!

    Maryse is such a great character. She is sassy yet endearing at the same time. You really feel for her situation with the disastrous mother in law ghost. I love her analytical mind and how she tries to apply logic to the chaos.

    Luc is yummy, he is a bit of a player and you might find him a bit questionable. I had moments where I felt he wasn't good enough for Maryse. Fortunately, he shows true character later and ends up deserving his spot in his gal's heart.

    The romance is ore subtle, not a sweet courtship. There are lots of moments to build the relationship, but it isn't all hearts and flowers. It is also not a squeaky clean romance, it has a touch of steam but not the uber hawt details.

    The narrative is mixed between the leads and supporting cast. It is mostly smooth, but there are times it gets jumpy. I love the whole crazy dynamic of the town of Mudbug. Such fun!

    The mystery is many layered, which keeps you guessing at times. There were some great curve balls that I never expected. I love a mystery that keeps me on my toes.

    I listened to the audiobook narrated by Johanna Parker, who is fantastic. I love the gentle roll to her Southern accents, they are light but distinct. The pace is quick enough to keep the reader engaged and her energy is wonderful. Great voices that stayed distinct and consistent.

    I am really enjoying this series and can not wait to see what happens next!!! Super quirky fun series!!!

    Disclosure – I received this audiobook in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts opinions and ratings are my own.

    *** If you found this review at all helpful, please take a moment to let me know. I love reading and sharing my opinions with other readers. Thanks for taking the time to read my review! You can see more audiobook reviews on my blog Eargasms Audiobook Reviews ***

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  • His Secretive Lover: The Thorpe Brothers, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Lennox
    • Narrated By Susan Eichhorn Young
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    Being the daughter of a famous art thief, Cricket has learned how to steal, lie, cheat, and get away with practically anything. She has the skills to sneak into a museum with the highest security and get away with no one the wiser. The problem is: She hates to steal, lie, and cheat. Her father is disappointed in her because she refuses to help him. Despite this tension, she's perfectly happy living a normal life as an accountant. Well, except for the occasional need for the adrenaline rush.

    K. April Holgate says: "Yummy series!!"
    "Yummy series!!"
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    Love this series! We know Cricket and Ryker from the first two books. This was a wonderful way to meet them from the beginning. The have a very interesting meeting and romance. I loved the banter.

    Being the daughter of a thief makes it tricky when an esteemed lawyer decides to romance you. Sigh, so very delightful. I love how he went after the girl, even though she is kind of shy and not his usually type.

    This is a mixed narrative giving both lead's POV. I loved getting into their heads. It is fun being on the inside and seeing their dynamic take shape. Such a fun couple.

    Yummy steam here!! Oh yeah, the bedroom door is wide open and deliciously detailed. Oh girl, you will need a cold shower!

    I listened to the audiobook narrated by Susan Eichorn Young, who is delightful. I have loved her on this series and how consistent her voices have been. She has a terrific pace and wonderful energy at all the right moments. The transitions between characters are smooth and easy to follow.

    I have thoroughly enjoyed this series and can not wait for the final book! This has been such a fun read with engaging and dynamic characters!

    Disclosure – I received this audiobook in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts opinions and ratings are my own.

    *** If you found this review at all helpful, please take a moment to let me know. I love reading and sharing my opinions with other readers. Thanks for taking the time to read my review! You can see more audiobook reviews on my blog Eargasms Audiobook Reviews ***

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  • Most Likely to Murder: A Susan Lombardi Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Carole B. Shmurak
    • Narrated By Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    What high school class has a 32 year reunion? A class whose president has left the country, whose vice president is dead, and whose treasurer is in the Witness Protection program - in fact, Professor Susan Lombardi's class from Count Basie High School. Susan has misgivings about revisiting her hometown: she's leery of seeing her former high school sweetheart, now a high tech millionaire, and reluctant to get involved in a battle between her squabbling brothers.

    Terri B. says: "A Wonderful Cozy Mystery!"
    "Great quick series"
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    This is the third book in the Susan Lombardi Mystery Series. I enjoy these quick cozy mysteries, they have great detail for their length. I am familiar with the characters at this point and know what to expect.

    I love the dynamic between Susan and Swash. They really are a great example of marriage working. It is nice how she uses him to bounce her theories and he puts up with her investigations.

    This wasn't a taxing mystery, but it was very engaging and entertaining. I love seeing things evolve over time with her best friend and the shady boyfriend. I expect that will come up in a later book, it can not end well.

    I listened to the audiobook narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel, who has been with the series from the beginning. She has a terrific feel for the characters and situations. I love how she voices Susan, it really suits her attitude. Love e smooth pace and even tone. She continues to keep the voices consistent and is a pleasure to listen to each time.

    Overall this has been a very interesting series, I can not wait to see what happens next.

    Disclosure – I received this audiobook in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts opinions and ratings are my own.

    *** If you found this review at all helpful, please take a moment to let me know. I love reading and sharing my opinions with other readers. Thanks for taking the time to read my review! You can see more audiobook reviews on my blog Eargasms Audiobook Reviews ***

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  • Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By John Waters
    • Narrated By John Waters
    Overall
    (258)
    Performance
    (243)
    Story
    (243)

    John Waters is putting his life on the line. Armed with wit, a pencil-thin mustache, and a cardboard sign that reads "I’m Not Psycho", he hitchhikes across America from Baltimore to San Francisco, braving lonely roads and treacherous drivers. But who should we be more worried about, the delicate film director with genteel manners or the unsuspecting travelers transporting the Pope of Trash?

    randy says: "another great piece of filth from john waters!"
    "Love it to pieces!!!"
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    I have always been a fan of John Waters, this just made me love him more! I feel like I want to take a trip down to Maryland and try to see if I can find him on the side of the road. He is just too fab for words!!!

    The beginning has John talking about his adventures leading up to the big trip. Great background on his personal hitching adventures. Loved hearing about him and Patty Hearst. I can only imagine the reactions he gets when people realize that he is "The John Waters".

    The next section is a riot because John decides to write possible best and worse case scenarios. These are the most bizarre and exaggerated scenes possible. I love that the best case scenarios are so far left of center you might mistake them as bad possibilities. Oh, the peak into Mr Waters' twisted mind.

    The actual trip is a bit of a let down after the adventures he had imagined. He spent an awful lot of time on the side of the road begging for a ride. He does have some quality interactions, but he also whines a lot about his predicament. Sorry John, but you were angsty in your desperation.

    I listened to the audiobook narrated by the man himself. I love celebrity books read by the celeb, makes me feel like we are having an extended conversation. After so many hours you feel like you are now friends, I totally plan to crash at your house John!! I love his energy and enthusiasm throughout the read.

    This is the best possible way to read a biography. I always enjoy chats with my celebrity friends!

    *** If you found this review at all helpful, please take a moment to let me know. I love reading and sharing my opinions with other readers. Thanks for taking the time to read my review! You can see more audiobook reviews on my blog Eargasms Audiobook Reviews ***

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  • Chaos in Mudbug

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Jana DeLeon
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (25)

    Jadyn St. James hopes that the two-week quiet period in Mudbug means things in the small bayou town are back to normal - whatever that is. But when a fisherman finds a sunken shrimp boat, and the boat captain is missing, Jadyn wonders if the damage to the boat was caused by a storm, or if something far more nefarious happened. Colt Bertrand has been fighting his attraction to the sexy game warden since he first laid eyes on her.

    K. April Holgate says: "My New Addiction"
    "My New Addiction"
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    This is a great cozy mystery/contempo romance. I made the mistake of thinking I could jump into the series with this book. I feel like I have missed a lot. This is definitely not a stand alone or series you should start midway. I definitely need to go back to the beginning and catch up.

    The narrative is mixed and moved from the lead characters, supporting characters and the bad guy. This is generally smooth, but there are times it feels jumpy. So many voices giving the POV helps the reader stay on top of things. It cuts down a bit on the mystery, but it does make for a fuller read.

    There is a romance here, but it seems to have been building for a bit, again the feeling of missing something arises. I expect I will understand the dynamic when I have read the whole series. It is a fairly clean read, but far from steam free.

    I love the supporting cast and expect their stories are in the earlier books. Helena the ghost is a trip!! I love her sass and snarky attitude. She is definitely trouble, but oh so fun at the same time.

    I listened to the audiobook narrated by Johanna Parker, who has a wonderful read. She keeps the southern accents light, for the most part. I love the swift pace to her read and the energy she brings to the words. All the voices have been distinct and were consistent throughout the book. I hope she is on the whole series, because she has been delightful!

    Now I have another series to be addicted to and now I need to go spend all my remaining Audible credits! I don't mind though because they are sure to be just as delightful as this one.

    Disclosure - I received this audiobook in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts opinions and ratings are my own.

    *** If you found this review at all helpful, please take a moment to let me know. I love reading and sharing my opinions with other readers. Thanks for taking the time to read my review! You can see more audiobook reviews on my blog Eargasms Audiobook Reviews ***

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  • The Dr. Pepper Prophecies: Chocoholic Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Jennifer Gilby Roberts
    • Narrated By Elan O'Connor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    Twenty-five-year-old Mel Parker has a few tiny problems: Her job is terrible. She's been dumped yet again. Her ex is now her boss. The one good thing in her life has always been her best friend, Will, who has seen her through every crisis from lost toys to pregnancy scares. But his girlfriend (who's prettier, better-dressed, more successful, and secretly evil) is determined to replace Mel as the woman in his life, and how is Mel supposed to compete?

    Elizabeth L. says: "Better than average Brti Chic Lit"
    "Fun read, but not my style"
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    This is a very Bridget Jones sort of read. If you loved that book, you will be into this as well.

    I liked the story, I just could not listen to the angst of the lead character. She spent most of the book hating her job, her ex, her family and her lack of love. While I Was entertained, I was also severely annoyed. Mel could be my kind of character, if she were not so whiny! I loved her sass and wished she were that way more often.

    It is all from her POV, which makes the narrative very narrow. You don't get to know other's thoughts until they tell her. It isn't tough to know what the supporting cast thinks, many are very one dimensional. I did love her BFFs, they all had a wonderful dynamic.

    This felt like a very long read, even though it is average length. I liked the chat portions and most of the other characters. It is difficult, because so many of the people around her are un-likeable.

    I listened to the audiobook narrated by Elan O'Connor, who does a great job. It is all done in a British accent, with great variety in the supporting characters and consistency with the lead. Her tone is just right, not to high or nasal, which happens with that accent at times. I enjoyed her read, it really was what kept me listening. Her pace really helps move along the slow action of the book.

    Overall, this was a good read, but not a great one for me. I know that there is an audience for it, who will adore it. I probably will not continue with the series.

    Disclosure - I received this audiobook in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts opinions and ratings are my own.

    *** If you found this review at all helpful, please take a moment to let me know. I love reading and sharing my opinions with other readers. Thanks for taking the time to read my review! You can see more audiobook reviews on my blog Eargasms Audiobook Reviews ***

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  • Winter Wonderland (A Romantic Short Story)

    • UNABRIDGED (20 mins)
    • By Mindy Wilde
    • Narrated By Lia Langola
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Melissa is excited as when her boyfriend drives her up to his family cabin for a quick weekend getaway. A little tired from the trip Melissa is hesitant when Eric suggests they head out for a walk in the woods. Her mood quickly changes when Eric shows her the pleasure that can be found walking in a Winter Wonderland.

    Kim M. says: "Okay story, A++++ narrator!"
    "Short and steamy"
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    This was a good read, just not anything amazing. I would definitely say read it if you want a quick little holiday smexy. But there are other books out there with more story and more steam. Not a lot going on in the story department and the steam was not as detailed as I expected.

    I listened to the audiobook Narrated by Lia Langola, who has a great read. I love the quality of her voice and the energy she puts into the read. I have listened to several of her narrations and am never disappointed.

    This is a nice little steamy read.

    Disclosure - I received this audiobook in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts opinions and ratings are my own.

    *** If you found this review at all helpful, please take a moment to let me know. I love reading and sharing my opinions with other readers. Thanks for taking the time to read my review! You can see more audiobook reviews on my blog Eargasms Audiobook Reviews ***

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  • Dirty Talk Examples: Ignite Your Sex Life with Simple Sexy Phrases That Will Get You Both Feeling Naughty Tonight

    • UNABRIDGED (59 mins)
    • By Nicole Nichols
    • Narrated By Lia Langola
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Talking dirty is definitely an art, and one you should try to master if you are looking for ways to spice up your sex life. While it can seem easy enough, often people find themselves tongue tied when they first foray into new sexual territory. That's because while it is an exciting way to add a little fire to your between the sheets romps, dirty talk can often be slightly harder to put into practice than people first think. If you haven't done it before or feel a bit shy about, you'll need a bit of help....

    Jana Gallagher says: "Whew...."
    "Fun flirty read"
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    This is a great little book with plenty of tips to spice things up in the bedroom. I love the section that is suggested lines. Made me giggle while I took notes!!

    I listened to the audiobook narrated by Lia Langola, who is a perfect fit. Her voice is sassy and fun, which really suits the material. I enjoyed her pace as well, it really moves the book along. She has just the right touch of naughty in her tone when saying the example lines!

    Watch out fellas, I might be getting saucy now!! LOL Seriously, this has some great tips the most important being talk with your partner about what turns you on and off. Communication is the key to bigger and better "O's"

    Disclosure - I received this audiobook in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts opinions and ratings are my own.

    *** If you found this review at all helpful, please take a moment to let me know. I love reading and sharing my opinions with other readers. Thanks for taking the time to read my review! You can see more audiobook reviews on my blog Eargasms Audiobook Reviews ***

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  • Kissing: A Field Guide

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Violet Blue
    • Narrated By Lia Langola
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Kissing is an art form. A great kiss can stop traffic, start a five-alarm fire, and feel like Times Square on New Year's Eve. Get your smooch on with all the different tricks and tips in this handy guide. Bestselling author and columnist Violet Blue helps readers choose - and perfect - their very own unforgettable kissing style. Learn how to time a kiss perfectly, how to deliver (and receive) a first kiss, and how to ask for kisses with body language.

    LilMissMolly says: "Humorous How To Book on the Art of Kissing"
    "Fun flirty read"
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    Such a fun little read!! I be this is great as the book, the audio was very entertaining, but I imagine the book has little extras like illustrations.

    This is a fun quirky book all about kissing. I thought I was doing it right, but there are some great tips here!

    I listened to the audiobook narrated by Lia Langola, who is a perfect fit. Her voice is sassy and fun, which really suits the material. I enjoyed her pace as well, it really moves the book along.

    All around fun little listen. I hope to see more of this author's quirky non-fiction in audio!

    Disclosure - I received this audiobook in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts opinions and ratings are my own.

    *** If you found this review at all helpful, please take a moment to let me know. I love reading and sharing my opinions with other readers. Thanks for taking the time to read my review! You can see more audiobook reviews on my blog Eargasms Audiobook Reviews ***

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