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Karen

Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.

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  • High Octane Heroes: Erotic Romance for Women

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Delilah Devlin
    • Narrated By Chandra Skyye
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    What is it about heroes like Superman, Iron Man, or Thor that revs our engines like no other? Is it the suit? The manly physique? Or the courage they display, wading in where others fear to go, to save the damsel, the city, and even the Earth? Are there real-life heroes who inspire the same lustful fascination? How about those kickass iconic heroes who enter danger zones in the name of duty and honor - or maybe love - conjuring images of hard, chiseled bodies, deadly glares, and camouflaged features?

    Karen says: "Not a Delilah Devlin book"
    "Not a Delilah Devlin book"
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    Would you try another book from Delilah Devlin and/or Chandra Skyye?

    Yes, I like Delilah Devlin books she writes. She did not write these stories. She just got a group of unknown writers and put them in one listen. Chandra Skyye is just Ok, not my fave. It would depend on the story she reads if I would purchase.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Delilah Devlin? Why or why not?

    yes, which was why I purchased this one.


    What aspect of Chandra Skyye’s performance would you have changed?

    deeper males voice and need to pick up the pace just a bit. she sounded like she was bored with the assignment.


    Do you think High Octane Heroes needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No as these were all 1/2 hr. stories...that were really an outline of a book by each author.


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The MacGregor Brides: The MacGregors, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (22)

    At age ninety, there is nothing the powerful patriarch of the MacGregor clan would like more than to see his three eldest granddaughters happily married. So Daniel MacGregor has handpicked three unsuspecting candidates he believes would make perfect husbands. But this might be his biggest matchmaking challenge yet; his granddaughters are so focused on their careers that marriage is the last thing on their minds. It's a good thing Daniel has a few tricks left up his sleeve....

    Yu Yan says: "The MacGregor"
    "MacGregor "You Know It Worries Your Mother""
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    Where does The MacGregor Brides rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of the top books in the series as N.R. really put her heart into the quick wit dialogue. You do not have to listen in order, but you do need to buy all of them or miss out on a great classic series. You must love the MacGregor's wonderful devotion to manipulating all his love ones.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The quick wit and sexy under tones of all the men in this story. I love the way Laura talks back "granpa" MacGregor.


    Which character – as performed by Angela Dawe – was your favorite?

    Royce deep sexy voice, Caine & Ian protectiveness, and of course the MacGregor


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

    This one gives you the warm deep smiles as you listen to it. "You can't out cage the MacGregor"


    Any additional comments?

    thank you audible for 50% sale as I could buy all but 2 of this stories at once.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Boundary Lines: A Selection from Hearts Untamed

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (38)

    When Jillian Baron inherits her grandfather’s Montana ranch, she inherits a long-standing family feud as well. Living side by side with the Murdocks had bred contempt over the years. But now a common enemy has Jillian and Aaron Murdock contemplating a truce - and trying to tamp down a persistent spark that has sprung up between them. Forbidden territory has never looked so inviting, nor has putting the past behind them once and for all.

    Karen says: "Old Great Classic"
    "Old Great Classic"
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    What did you love best about Boundary Lines?

    I have owned this book since N.R. first wrote it and wanted to listen to it.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Aaron and old ranch Forman. True cowboys of the west


    What three words best describe Kate Rudd’s performance?

    I am not a fan of K.R. reading. I own few of her reads due to my classic faves on audible. Her male voice is not too bad, but she is not my fave for female. I may come to like her, but will not seek out her reads as I do Karen White. Tanya Eby/Tatiana Sokolov turned me around on her reads so K.R. may do the same.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    when Baby first takes a bottle


    Any additional comments?

    You must like N.R. old classics or you will find these stories dated material

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Butterfly Forest

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Tom Lowe
    • Narrated By Michael David Axtell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (352)
    Performance
    (315)
    Story
    (317)

    After 40 years in San Quentin, Luke Palmer leaves with a state-issued suit, $100 dollars to buy a bus ticket, and a map that will lead to a promise and into the heart of a dark forest. College graduate student Molly Monroe is about to release rare butterflies not far from where the FBI used 4,000 bullets in a shootout to kill Ma Barker and one of her gangster sons in 1935. Molly snaps a picture that will frame something she never sees coming.

    shelley says: "Really good story, Super Narator!"
    "Evil Doesn't Recognize Good Deeds"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Butterfly Forest the most enjoyable?

    reader made this story come to life.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    our hero, just didn't give up and was a breath of freshness to these type of stories.


    What does Michael David Axtell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    this is a new reader who is GREAT!. Audible please request him for Romance/mysteries.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    when the tracking dogs did their work RIGHT. It was a wow moment


    Any additional comments?

    more from this author with this reader, please. This was on sale! What a great find and listen

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Reckless Endangerment

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs)
    • By Robert K. Tanenbaum
    • Narrated By James Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (25)

    Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi discover themselves working on two sides of the same case when a set of double homicides rocks downtown Manhattan. A bloody warning scrawled on the wall above a murdered elderly couple sends the Jewish community reeling into a tension-filled confrontation with the city's Arab population. In neighboring Brooklyn, a 16-year-old Arab runaway seeks refuge in Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen, where she becomes caught up in the ugly world of prostitution and drugs.

    Hill says: "Coming of age"
    ""For Honor and Respect""
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    The Author had too much background information on ethnic characters, which for me, made the story drag. I wanted a fast pace mystery and got a history lesson.
    If not for the reader, who made this story come to life, no his author is not for me.
    I listened to the re recorded sample of this book, with another reader, and he is too slow. With this drawn out story, which for me, not other reviewers, seem to need better editing.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    This seemed to play like the old "Key Stone Cops" silent movie scripts. I did like the relationship of our main hero/heroine, but it took so long for me to realize they were the main characters that I found myself saying "just finish" as you like anything J.D. reads. I purchased 2 yrs ago, and listened without re reading the outline, my mistake. The relationship between Lucy and Vietnamese man was stellar.


    Which character – as performed by James Daniels – was your favorite?

    I love J.D. narration which was the only reason I purchased this author, see Robert Crais series with Elvis Cole= FUN


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

    yes as it plays well


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Total Surrender

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Rebecca Zanetti
    • Narrated By Karen White
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (39)

    Piper Oliver knows she can't trust him. They warned her that the tall, dark, and sexy black-ops soldier Jory Dean would try to win her over with his steel-gray eyes and deadly charm, but she won't be conned by this man they call a traitor. All she has to do is figure out the science necessary to save his life, and she's done. Something isn't adding up, though, and she won't rest until she uncovers the truth - even if it's buried in his deep, dangerous kiss.

    Ezinwanyi says: "The Tough Sweet Geek loves the Smart, Sweet, Lost"
    ""Holy Heaven On a Stick""
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    If you could sum up Total Surrender in three words, what would they be?

    Fallen, Steel, AngelsAuthor paints a clear, macho hero that is determined. All the heroines add to each story. If you like a series, then buy in the order they came out, but #1,2,3 bring you to this book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Total Surrender?

    When the brothers re-unite. All the books have a prologue that breaks your heart and sets the stage for the book. These prologues compel you to buy the 4 books. I really wished this series came out all at once, as I now have to go back and re listen to book #1 &2. Thank you Audible for taking our recommendation to bring book #4 out shortly after #3.


    What about Karen White’s performance did you like?

    I found book #1 due to this reader. I am a devoted fan of her reads. See Julie James series and Jill Shalvis Animal series read by Karen. Her Males voices are to die for. She makes our heroes oh so sexy in this series that you will buy all 4 stories. Mattie and Jory are my fave!


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

    "Never Give Up, Never Alone"


    Any additional comments?

    I hope this author has more books that reader Karen White can bring to life for devoted audible fans.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Game of Fear

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Robin Perini
    • Narrated By Todd Haberkorn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (25)

    Brilliant kids from all over the country are disappearing - but no one knows why. Until now. In the cockpit, Search and Rescue pilot Deb Lansing is in control: her flight, her rules. But after the suspicious disappearance of her supersmart younger sister, she knows this is one rescue mission she can’t fly solo. She needs help. She needs Gabe Montgomery.

    HaloLove says: "Sometimes frustrating but quite entertaining!"
    ""Unintended Consequences""
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    For reader YES, which is why I purchased, author not so much. This had 9 hrs to tell a story and is was a great spend. It however had lots to be developed or maybe cut out. The author had a lot to say, which should have been developed or left out. This has all the elements of a good mystery and a romance novel, but due to length and dvelopement author needed a bit better editing.
    If other brothers/series are produced with Todd H. reading, then yes, I would buy.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    The ending was no surprise, more of a romance than a mystery. See Phillip Margolin's After Dark for a wow ending.


    What does Todd Haberkorn bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    T.H. is a.k.a. MacLoud Andrews. See Nora Roberts Inn series , Robert Crais Suspect, and Brad Parks series is good under M.A. T.H. does a lot of work with Tatiana Sokolov =Hot


    Did Game of Fear inspire you to do anything?

    Yup, to remember everything has an unintended consequence


    Any additional comments?

    Audible, I would bring out the other brothers books with T.H. reading them. Book #1 is not a reader I buy at all.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Darkness Bound: Night Prowler, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By J. T. Geissinger
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (49)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (44)

    Tough, smart, and seriously ambitious, reporter Jacqueline "Jack" Dolan despises the secretive clan of shape-shifters known as the Ikati - and has become determined to destroy them. After she writes an editorial arguing for their extermination and turns public opinion against them, the Ikati vow to fight back. They plot to send one of their own to seduce the reporter, then blackmail her into writing a retraction.

    Trish R. says: "Awesome book and narrator.."
    "Panther, White Dragon and Charcoal Briquet"
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    What made the experience of listening to Darkness Bound the most enjoyable?

    I love Angela Dawe male reading voice and found this author. Good use of imagination and this fantasy genre. Had some humor and would like to see more i.e. charcoal briquet status


    What other book might you compare Darkness Bound to and why?

    shorter version and a bit better twist on Christine Feehan's type stories


    Which character – as performed by Angela Dawe – was your favorite?

    Lucas and the White Dragon. Jack our hero was great as she is tough as nails.


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

    yes, I did and the part where Jack trades places makes you bring out a tissue.


    Any additional comments?

    I have been buying a few series out of order as I try a new author by sale or by rating code.This allows a listener not to have to invest in a series they may not like, but you have to go back to #1 if you really like the characters. Audible, please put more #1 books of series on sale.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Faces of the Gone: Carter Ross, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Brad Parks
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (174)
    Performance
    (145)
    Story
    (145)

    Four bodies, each with a single bullet wound in the back of the head, stacked like cordwood in a weed-choked vacant lot: That's the front-page news facing Carter Ross, investigative reporter with the Newark Eagle-Examiner. Immediately dispatched to the scene, Carter learns that the four victims - an exotic dancer, a drug dealer, a hustler, and a mama's boy - came from different parts of the city and didn't seem to know one another.

    Terry says: "Recommended for mystery lovers who like humor"
    "Investigative Mind"
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    If you could sum up Faces of the Gone in three words, what would they be?

    Sensitive, entertaining and simple


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Love Carter, Deadline, and Tommy. All bring the story to a series level. I am not sure if this author is for me, so I will not be buying the other books which don't have M.A. reading them.


    What about MacLeod Andrews’s performance did you like?

    I am on a MacLeod Andrew run. M.A. brought all the characters in this series to great life. His AKA Todd Haberkorn is for erotic and other genres which push the edge. His Nora Roberts and Robert Crais reads are wonderful


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Carter realized his article started all the destruction


    Any additional comments?

    this book was on sale to start me on the series...Audible, good idea as I did buy book #3 due to the cited humor from reviewers.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Her Dying Breath: A Slaughter Creek Novel, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Rita Herron
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (50)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (44)

    For years, Brenda Banks was haunted by nightmares hinting at the true identity of her birth mother. That hunger for the truth inspired her to become a reporter, and Brenda refuses to back down when a serial killer targeting Slaughter Creek chooses her to publicize the gruesome crimes. It's a twisted game, one she's certain to lose without the help of FBI Special Agent Nick Blackwood, the man she's loved since high school - and whose tormented past holds the key to catching a killer.

    Karen says: ""Too Dark""
    ""Too Dark""
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    Would you try another book from Rita Herron and/or Tanya Eby?

    I am on a Tanya Eby run of books so this author came up. One reviewer I follow also read it. However, this book did not inspire me to get Jake and Amelia's story #1 & #3 books.


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

    I am not a core mystery listener, so unlike many mystery fans who have strong opinions, I could not put my finger on what this story needed. It had a good outline, and to me, the listen came off just like an outline. It lacked or had too much of certain elements that a good editor should have caught, expounded or eliminated.


    Which character – as performed by Tanya Eby – was your favorite?

    Ms Eby has really developed her deeper males voices now, hence the Eby run of books for me. Catch her on her Tatiana Sokolov reads, wonderful!


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    This was NOT a core romance! It had brutal sex scenes for our villain which was part of the mystery, but the romance was just an outline and only for-filled in the last quarter of the book. Telling a reader how much each character longed for their intended does not equal a romance story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl Next Door: Carter Ross, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Brad Parks
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (53)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (47)

    Reading his own newspaper’s obituaries, veteran reporter Carter Ross comes across that of a woman named Nancy Marino, who was the victim of a hit-and-run while she was on the job delivering copies of that very paper, the Eagle-Examiner. Struck by the opportunity to write a heroic piece about an everyday woman killed too young, he heads to her wake to gather tributes and anecdotes. It’s the last place Ross expects to find controversy - which is exactly what happens when one of Nancy’s sisters convinces him that the accident might not have been accidental at all.

    Valerie says: "ANOTHER HIT!!!"
    "Cerebral Humorous Mystery"
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    What did you like best about The Girl Next Door? What did you like least?

    I loved the cat! This had a mystery to be sure, but our hero was a little too weak for my tastes. You must be in the mood for sarcastic humor on this one.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Brad Parks? Why or why not?

    I purchased another book, one on sale, based on other reviewers liking this author before I actually listened to this one. Not sure if this author is for me. Reader is the reason I did take a chance on this author. Plus, reviewers said this had humor. For me, the jury is still out. I just got off a Philip Margolin run so this author maybe too domestic for me.


    Which character – as performed by MacLeod Andrews – was your favorite?

    M.A. is a genius with voices and he saved this listen for me. He also reads as Todd Haberkorn for erotica/ romances. His work on Robert Crais Suspect was excellant.


    Did The Girl Next Door inspire you to do anything?

    sorry, no inspiration at all.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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