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Kelly

Can't sit still or stay focused long enough to read a book. Audible is the only way I will give myself the opportunity to enjoy fiction.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN, United States | Listener Since 2009

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  • Lightning

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3659)
    Performance
    (2088)
    Story
    (2097)

    A storm struck on the night Laura Shane was born, and there was a strangeness about the weather that people would remember for years. But even more mysterious was the blond-haired stranger who appeared out of nowhere - the man who saved Laura from a fatal delivery. Years later - after another bolt of lightning - the stranger returned.

    Barry says: "One of Koontz' best, entirely enjoyable."
    "Can't Guess where this is going next!"
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    Where does Lightning rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I was very pleased with this book.. Had never listened to a Koontz book before and went off the review of others... I will go back and look for others. I never new where the book was going next! Great for an avid audiobook listener!!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Written in My Own Heart's Blood: Outlander, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (44 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2694)
    Performance
    (2527)
    Story
    (2515)

    Hurtled back through time more than two hundred years to 1743 Scotland, Claire Randall finds herself caught in the midst of an unfamiliar world torn apart by violence, pestilence, and revolution and haunted by her growing feelings for a young soldier, James Fraser.

    G. House Sr. says: "Eloquent Fabulous Historical - Grand Continuation"
    "It was over too soon."
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    Would you listen to Written in My Own Heart's Blood again? Why?

    Oh of course. Probably Several times while I wait for DG's next book!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Written in My Own Heart's Blood?

    CF facing her rapist and JF finding out about it.


    Which character – as performed by Davina Porter – was your favorite?

    NO WAY... Davina brings all the characters alive... not a fair Q.


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

    The demise of Henri-Christian.


    Any additional comments?

    When is the next book coming out... this book went SO FAST.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • City of Heavenly Fire: The Mortal Instruments, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Cassandra Clare
    • Narrated By Jason Dohring, Sophie Turner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (975)
    Performance
    (896)
    Story
    (899)

    Darkness has descended on the Shadowhunter world. Chaos and destruction overwhelm the Nephilim as Clary, Jace, Simon, and their friends band together to fight the greatest evil they have ever faced: Clary's own brother. Nothing in this world can defeat Sebastian - but if they journey to the realm of demons, they just might have a chance.... Lives will be lost, love sacrificed, and the whole world will change. Who will survive the explosive sixth and final installment of the Mortal Instruments series?

    Lisa says: "Disappointing Narration for a beloved series."
    "I'm DONE with this series. The Narration STINKS!"
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    What disappointed you about City of Heavenly Fire?

    Narrators were changed and the voices drag out the most dull and uninteresting plot of the series. Cassandra Clare has lost her fan focus with this book. I will not be purchasing another in this series.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Cassandra Clare again?

    It was painful and time consuming trying to give this book a fair shot. I buy audio books for entertainment and this was so monotonous.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jason Dohring and Sophie Turner ?

    Ed Westwick and Mollie Quinn. Duh!


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    PAIN, Anger I waisted time on this.
    Plot was not based on relationship and character development which is what all of Clare's fans expected.


    Any additional comments?

    Can I have my credit back? I can't finish this. But I want others to know and give them a chance to spend their credit elsewhere unless they rerecord this book. Still wont change the plot tempo or the lack of further character development. Maybe we know all there is about these characters and now all that is left is painful uninteresting wars and struggles. Snore.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • World After: Penryn & the End of Days, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Susan Ee
    • Narrated By Caitlin Davies
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (563)
    Performance
    (514)
    Story
    (520)

    In this sequel to the best-selling fantasy thriller Angelfall, the survivors of the angel apocalypse begin to scrape back together what’s left of the modern world. When a group of people capture Penryn’s sister Paige, thinking she’s a monster, the situation ends in a massacre. Paige disappears. Humans are terrified. Mom is heartbroken. Penryn drives through the streets of San Francisco looking for Paige. Why are the streets so empty? Where is everybody?

    Katheryne says: "Fan-freakin-tastic!"
    "I was so unimpressed by the World After."
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No... I forgot I had already purchased and was disappointed by this title.


    Have you listened to any of Caitlin Davies’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Caitlin is the only thing that kept me listening.


    Any additional comments?

    This is less character development more gore... There was not much that happened in this book... IN FACT SKIP THIS TITLE AND WAIT FOR THE THIRD BOOK. The author will be able to recap what has happened in this book in under 3 pages. Serious... not nearly as good as the first.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dark Slayer: Dark Series, Book 20

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Christine Feehan
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante, Jane Brown
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (585)
    Performance
    (303)
    Story
    (306)

    A rumor has persisted in the vampire world of a dark slayer - a woman - who travels with a wolf pack and who destroys any vampire who crosses her path. Mysterious, elusive and seemingly impossible to kill, she is the one hunter who strikes terror into the hearts of the undead. She is Ivory Malinov. Her only brethren, the wolves. Long ago betrayed by her people, abandoned by her family, and cast out by everyone she held dear, Ivory has lived centuries without companionship or love.

    Mary says: "Loved it!!"
    "I can't do it! I just can't do it..."
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    Would you ever listen to anything by Christine Feehan again?

    No. I have started and stopped this Book so many times... I give up. Its my worst Audible Purchase to date. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Phil Gigante. That's why I bought this title. The Book and Jane Brown are horrible. A good Narrator can make me enjoy a lack luster title... but here you have a bad performance from Jane Brown, Phil not in the Lead Role... and a terrible story line... I have no idea what these people were thinking with the reviews they have given this title.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Wedding: The Lairds' Brides, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Julie Garwood
    • Narrated By Heather Wilds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (475)
    Performance
    (442)
    Story
    (440)

    New York Times bestselling author Julie Garwood has captured the hearts of millions of listeners worldwide with timeless tales of love and soaring adventure. Now, returning to the enchanting world of her classic love story “The Bride,” she brings to glorious life the passion, intrigue, and rivalry of medieval Scotland....

    jujubug58 says: "Incredible Narrrator"
    "Just Plain Enjoyable!"
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    Have you listened to any of Heather Wilds’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Her Male Scotts sounds like Sesame Street's The Count.


    Any additional comments?

    The book was a bit hard to get into at first, you feel as if you must have missed some key information that links it to The Bride. But early on there is no link... it comes later and really isnt that strong. So if you didnt hear the Bride its OK. This takes its own path. I ENJOYED THE PLOT and its twists MORE THAN THE BRIDE. Will listen to this again.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Pagan Stone: Sign of Seven, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (565)
    Performance
    (285)
    Story
    (286)

    Years ago, after their blood brother ritual, Gage, Fox, and Caleb emerged from the woods, each with a piece of bloodstone. Now, it will become their weapon in the final fight against the demon they awakened. Winner take all...Shared nightmares, visions of blood and fire, and random violence begin to plague the longtime friends and Quinn, Layla, and Cybil, the women bound to them by fate. None of them can ignore the fact that, this year, the demon has grown stronger.

    Kristina says: "Rating"
    "Where is Gigante???"
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    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Phil Gigante should have narrated the whole series.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Dan John Miller’s performances?

    No. Im returning the book.


    Any additional comments?

    Did not enjoy the last 2 books with their narration

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Blood Brothers: Sign of Seven, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (628)
    Performance
    (334)
    Story
    (338)

    Every seven years, on the seventh day of the seventh month, strange things happen. It began when three young boys - Caleb, Fox, and Gage - went on a camping trip to the Pagan Stone. And 21 years later, it will end in a showdown between evil and the boys who have become men - and the women who love them.

    Rick says: "Frequent Listener"
    "Phil Gigante improves this book! Others fell SHORT"
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    What did you love best about Blood Brothers?

    Phil Gigante and an unusual story line.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Blood Brothers?

    Quinn''s strong character and Cal's likeable, honorable nature.


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

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    I returned the last 2 of the 3 in the trilogy. I felt like a BIG bait and switch happened with the 2 super rotten narrator that finished the trilogy. I when I buy amd Audio Book I wamt it to be one that I'd at least be willing to listen to a 2nd time. They made a mistake not having Gigante on the whole series. I don't care if you don't like his female narration there is no one that does male narration better and given the book is predominately about the three boys it needed to stay Gigante as the narrator.

    When I dont have a series I want.... I scroll through Gigantes' works. Boy was I unhappy to learn he was not on the full story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Magic Study

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Maria V. Snyder
    • Narrated By Gabra Zackman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1577)
    Performance
    (646)
    Story
    (656)

    With her greatest enemy dead, and on her way to be reunited with the family she'd been stolen from long ago, Yelena should be pleased. But though she has gained her freedom, she can't help feeling isolated in Sitia. Her Ixian background has changed her in many ways, and her newfound friends and relatives don't think it's for the better....

    Kestrel says: "As good as Poison Study, perhaps better"
    "2nd & 3rd Books go Horribly Wrong!! Can't finish!"
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    What disappointed you about Magic Study?

    The second and third books are so far away from what was likeable in the first book. It's as if someone else was asked to write the sequels and Really didn't understand what was important or valuable from the author's first work. I liked the first book so well I immediately bought the second and third that was a mistake!! I powered through the second hoping that the third would improve but they just continued to get more ridiculous as they went.


    What could Maria V. Snyder have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    NA


    What about Gabra Zackman’s performance did you like?

    NA


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    NA


    Any additional comments?

    Stop with the first book do not purchase the second or third books you'll like it so much better as a stand alone book!! Trust Me..

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Fire Study

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Maria V. Snyder
    • Narrated By Gabra Zackman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1286)
    Performance
    (512)
    Story
    (516)

    When word that Yelena is a Soulfinder - able to capture and release souls - spreads like wildfire, people grow uneasy. Already Yelena's unusual abilities and past have set her apart.

    DKay says: "More please"
    "2nd & 3rd Book in the series goes Horribly Wrong"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Everyone should enjoy the first book the 2nd & 3rd books leave 1 of the main characters almost completely out.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Maria V. Snyder again?

    Not if the sequels get stranded so far away from what was likeable in the first book!!


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

    NA


    What character would you cut from Fire Study?

    NA


    Any additional comments?

    Stop with the first book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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