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Kathya

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  • Getting Rowdy

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Lori Foster
    • Narrated By Jim Frangione
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (255)
    Performance
    (228)
    Story
    (232)

    Charismatic bar owner Rowdy Yates has his eye on Avery Mullins, the gorgeous waitress he's just hired. When she rebuffs his advances, Rowdy starts to suspect something in Avery's past is making her distant. He's determined to uncover her secret, while she's intent on ignoring her attraction to him. But when her past comes calling, Avery seeks safety in Rowdy's passionate embrace.

    karen says: "Rowdy the Ultimate alpha male !"
    "Not Foster's best..."
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    Would you ever listen to anything by Lori Foster again?

    No.


    How could the performance have been better?

    It was hard to follow the story and characters. The narrator's voice was somewhat monotone, without much inflection.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Own the Wind: A Chaos Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Kristen Ashley
    • Narrated By Angela Starling
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (573)
    Performance
    (535)
    Story
    (538)

    Tabitha Allen grew up in the thick of Chaos - the Chaos Motorcycle Club, that is. Her father is Chaos' leader, and the club has always had her back. But one rider was different from the start. When Tabby was running wild, Shy Cage was there. When tragedy tore her life apart, he helped her piece it back together. And now, Tabby's thinking about much more than friendship.... Tabby is everything Shy's ever wanted, but everything he thinks he can't have.

    Katheryne says: "Swoon-worthy Biker Bad Boys"
    "Repetitive"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I don't know....I really can't imagine anyone capable of tolerating the amount of repetitive dialog.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Nothing by this author. This is my second attempt at a Kristen Ashley book, the first one was Mystery Man and I didn't like it any better. And perhaps I'm being hasty with my review considering that I haven't read/listened to any of her other work.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Own the Wind?

    I never finished the book, didn't even make it halfway before I said "enough!"


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ethan: An Alluring Indulgence Novel, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Nicole Edwards
    • Narrated By Robert Storm Peterson, Tristan Woods, Seraphine Valentine
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    How long did it take you to find your place in the world? For Ethan Walker, going through the motions of life, keeping his distance, and never getting attached has become the mantra he lives by. Success is measured by how many hours he can work and how little attention he can draw - that was, until he landed on Beau Bennett's radar. Until Beau, Ethan had never met a man who could get him to question his own logic and even consider taking a different path.

    T. Henry says: "Weird narration"
    "Great story, confusing narration"
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    Would you listen to Ethan again? Why?

    Yes I would, it is a good story and the characters are everyday people you might know.


    What three words best describe the narrators’s voice?

    Too many narrators.


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

    I really wanted to but it became a challenge, I had to give my poor ears a rest. It took a while to get used to the different narrators, but that is not the issue really; the issue is that the narrators (this audiobook has 3) didn't stick to one character throughout the book...Ethan's character was performed by 2 sometimes 3 different voices, same with Beau, Mr. Walker, Zane and the whole bunch (and there were a bunch of Walkers). Identifying a character by the narrator's intonation is critical, if they change randomly the listener loses track of dialogue’s sequence. Some people might be able to overlook this, but I found it confusing and distracting from a GREAT story.


    Any additional comments?

    Perhaps if several narrators are needed for a story, maybe each should identify a character and remain that character for the rest of the experience.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mystery Man

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Kristen Ashley
    • Narrated By Kate Russell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (928)
    Performance
    (880)
    Story
    (883)

    Gwendolyn Kidd has met the man of her dreams. He's hot, he's sexy, and what started as a no-names-exchanged night of passion has blossomed into a year and a half-long pleasure fest. Sure, it's a little strange that he only appears in her bed at night, but Gwen is so sure he's the one, she just can't turn him away…. Hawk Delgado knows more about Gwen than she could ever imagine. She's gorgeous, headstrong, and skittish about relationships. But Hawk is facing his own demons, demons that keep him from connecting with anyone.

    Angela says: "Fan-freakin-tastic!!!!!"
    "Promising story"
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    Would you be willing to try another book from Kristen Ashley? Why or why not?

    Yes, I would consider purchasing other Kristen Ashley audiobooks, as long as Kate Russell is not the narrator.


    What didn’t you like about Kate Russell’s performance?

    "...Jimmy Choo shoes" no one has ever made these simple words sound so annoying.


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

    I attempted to listen to it several times, but just could not make it past the narrators' syrupy-laden voice which I thought didn't go in-hand with the storyline.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Try: Temptation Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Ella Frank
    • Narrated By Shannon Gunn
    Overall
    (91)
    Performance
    (88)
    Story
    (88)

    Sex. Logan Mitchell loves it, and ever since he realized his raw sexual appeal at a young age, he has had no problem using it to his advantage. Men and women alike fall into his bed - after all, Logan is not one to discriminate. He lives by one motto - if something interests you, why not just take a chance and try? And he wants to try Tate Morrison.

    Lee Todd says: "oh yeah"
    "Pretty H-O-T and surprisingly funny"
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    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Of course Logan... he is funny, uninhibited and above all unrestricted. He went for what he wanted relentlessly, poor Tate had no chance....gay or straight.


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

    Overall his narration was OK; however, his crescendo leading to sex scenes is like those you hear from a sports announcer right before a goal is scored. His over excitement while narrating took away from the scene.


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

    I was pleasantly surprised. As a straight female listening to a gay story, I was not sure what to expect. It speaks to the quality of the storyline and genuineness of the characters.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Reaper's Legacy: Reaper's MC, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Joanna Wylde
    • Narrated By Tatiana Sokolov, Todd Haberkorn
    Overall
    (592)
    Performance
    (549)
    Story
    (555)

    Eight years ago, Sophie gave her heart - and her virginity - to Zach Barrett on a night that couldn't have been less romantic or more embarrassing. Zach's stepbrother, a steely-muscled, tattooed biker named Ruger, caught them in the act, getting a peep show of Sophie he's never forgotten. She may have lost her dignity that fateful night, but Sophie also gained something precious - her son Noah. Unfortunately, Zach's a deadbeat dad, leaving Ruger as Noah's only male role model. When he discovers Sophie and his nephew living in near poverty, Ruger takes matters into his own hands.

    Barb says: "Another hot biker!"
    "Reaper's world"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I would because it's a very good story; I would however, have to caution them on the male voice, all I visualized when listening to the male characters was skinny, toothless men.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The struggles of a single mom trying to make it for her son and those around her who unselfishly helped. And of course Sophie and Ruger’s journey into happily ever after.


    How could the performance have been better?

    I did not like the male voice. I much rather have a female doing a good male impersonation than the male voice chosen for this production. Stella Bloom (Reaper's Property - Book 1) did a much better job. I'm hesitant to buy the next installment, Devil's Game - Book 3, because of the male voice. In book 1, Horse the main male character sounded sexy, strong, and determined just as the author described him, when I heard him in Reaper's Legacy it ruined it for me.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Tall, Dark & Heartless

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By R. L. Mathewson
    • Narrated By Stella Bloom
    Overall
    (72)
    Performance
    (70)
    Story
    (70)

    He should have left her and never looked back… That's not how things played out for Caine, a nearly one thousand year old Pyte, who should have known better. Instead of walking away years ago, he has been watching over the only human who has touched his heart. He stays to protect her, at least that is what he tells himself. When trouble finds her, he knows that he should just cut his losses and walk away, but there is no fighting the hold the child, who has become a woman, has on him.

    Karen says: "Nice Surprise"
    "An OK story"
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    What could R. L. Mathewson have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Maybe it's just a writing style, but she's very repetitive and it becomes somewhat irritating when listening to the book. I notice the same issue with another of her books, Checkmate ("...a cup of delicious hot chocolate"...sigh). Also, she has this way of having characters engage into little bickering fights that end up being an annoyance more than anything else, like listening to your kids squabble with each other.


    Which character – as performed by Stella Bloom – was your favorite?

    Cain was my favorite.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • On Dublin Street

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Samantha Young
    • Narrated By Paula Costello
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1527)
    Performance
    (1439)
    Story
    (1435)

    Jocelyn Butler has been hiding from her past for years. But all her secrets are about to be laid bare.... Four years ago, Jocelyn left her tragic past behind in the States and started over in Scotland, burying her grief, ignoring her demons, and forging ahead without attachments. Her solitary life is working well - until she moves into a new apartment on Dublin Street where she meets a man who shakes her carefully guarded world to its core.

    Leesa says: "Swept me away!!!"
    "Sassy and incredibly sexy"
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    Where does On Dublin Street rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It ranks pretty high...by far the best story narrated.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Hands down no-nonsense-tell-it-like-it-is Joselyn (Joss) Buttler.


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

    Paula Costello's did an amazing job of capturing all the characters nuances and help me identify with each one.


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

    Made me cry somewhat..."untrustworthy cold bitch"


    Any additional comments?

    I have listened to this book more times that I can count...the sex scenes are hot but the story of these two individuals is heartwarming.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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