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Kenna

Brentwood, CA, United States | Member Since 2013

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  • You Only Die Twice

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Christopher Smith
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (17)

    In her past, Cheryl Dunning died once. A violent act killed her, but heroics brought her back. Now, if she can't save herself from two serial killers hunting her in the Maine woods, she's about to die again, this time from two men armed with a Bible, guns, a deep belief in God, and their twisted interpretation of his word. Fueled by their righteous fury, they are determined to find Cheryl and murder her for what they perceive as her "life's worth of sins." What they don't know is what Cheryl knows.

    AudioBookReviewer says: "Not one but two killers"
    "Couldnt unplug!!"
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    What does R. C. Bray bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    awesome awesome awesome voice!


    Any additional comments?

    This story was so absorbing. I listened to it on the way to work and then clock watched until lunch so I could hear more, took it to the gym and then sat in the car for half an hour so I could finish it. I was so caught up in Cheryl that I finished this book in one day.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Absolute Instinct: Instinct Thriller Series, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Robert W. Walker
    • Narrated By Jill Maglione
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    The murder was so appalling even a hardened agent like FBI medical examiner Dr. Jessica Coran was shocked - the spinal cord had been literally ripped from the woman's back. Ghastly as it was, it wasn't unique. A man had already been convicted of killing his wife in the exact same fashion. Is the doomed death-row prisoner innocent? There's only one thing for Jessica to do: find the real killer.

    Michael Oberhardt says: "Chilling Crimes"
    "Criminal Minds minus SSA Morgan"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes but it's a long winded book. If there's an abridged version, I would recommend that first.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Robert W. Walker? Why or why not?

    I probably would. I like his writing, it kept me interested, wasn't thrilled with the narrator.


    Did Jill Maglione do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Wasn't a fan, most of the accents, with the exception of Sharp, all sounded the same.


    Do you think Absolute Instinct needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    All ends were wrapped up. I could see more Jessica books, with other adventures.


    Any additional comments?

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Bones of Odin: Matt Drake, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By David Leadbeater
    • Narrated By Nigel Patterson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (26)

    Matt Drake, a retired SAS officer, must unravel a mystery older than time in his search for the Nine Pieces of Odin. Though scattered aeons ago, it is believed that once the Pieces are reunited they will show the way to the Tomb of the Gods - the greatest archaeological find of all time.

    mani says: "The bones of odin"
    "James Bond without the Gadgets and Smugness"
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    If you could sum up The Bones of Odin in three words, what would they be?

    Action Packed Awesomeness


    What other book might you compare The Bones of Odin to and why?

    I havent read/listened to another book in this genre, so I can't compare it. But it is action packed, lots of mythology and a few twists.


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

    He brings the characters warmth, depth and a bit of quirk


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Flame & Stone: Dunning Manor, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Jamie DeBree
    • Narrated By Kevin Clay
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Flames once put the heartbroken Thomas Grady under the ancient curse of an old manor house. Two hundred years later, fire fueled by an unholy passion drives Katie Watson to the same manor for protection. Assigned as her guardian under duress, Thomas just wants to do his job and go back to sleep.

    Kenna says: "Sexy Gargoyles ... who woulda thought!!"
    "Sexy Gargoyles ... who woulda thought!!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Flame & Stone to be better than the print version?

    I did not read the print version, but I dont see how it could have been better


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Thomas of course! Im s a sucker for the dark brooding type


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

    OH EM GE yes. His voice is awesome. Seriously think he could read me tax code and I would be enthralled


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

    It was and I did!


    Any additional comments?

    I can not wait for the second book ... i hope there is a second book ... there NEEDS to be a second book

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The God Decrees: The Devan Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Mark E. Cooper
    • Narrated By Mikael Naramore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Julia is a strong-willed Englishwoman who knows what she wants, and she's working hard to achieve it. An Olympic gymnast, she's training hard every day in preparation for the upcoming games when tragedy strikes, and her world ends with a phone call. Her parents have been killed in a senseless car accident, killed by a drunk driver. Suddenly everything is different.

    Kenna says: "Alice in Wonderland meets Harry Potter"
    "Alice in Wonderland meets Harry Potter"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The God Decrees to be better than the print version?

    Havent read the print version ... yet


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The God Decrees?

    When Juia first uses lightning


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

    Fantastic as always ... he is by far my favorite narrator


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

    It's like Lay's potato chips, cant pick just one


    Any additional comments?

    Cant wait for book two, please tell me there will be a book two!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Girl's Guide to Witchcraft

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Mindy Klasky
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (60)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (55)

    Jane Madison has a problem. Or two. Or three. She’s unhappily working as a librarian. She has a crush on her oblivious Imaginary Boyfriend. And she just learned she won’t receive a well-deserved raise; instead, she can live for free in a cottage on the library grounds. When Jane settles into her new home, she discovers a hidden chamber lined with ancient books about witchcraft. Her first spell awakens a feline familiar. Her second makes her irresistible to men. Those magical workings attract a sexy magical warder, and Jane’s life is quickly turned upside down.

    Amazon Customer says: "okay story---horrible narrator"
    "Cute Story"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It was a cute story, but time would have been better spend reading it.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I liked the story, but the narrator made is difficult. She reminded me of being in high school English and having someone read a passage from the text book. Very little emotion, pauses in the wrong spots ad stumbles. I think this would be much better if it had read it vs. listened to it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Death by Didgeridoo: A Jamie Quinn Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Barbara Venkataraman
    • Narrated By Carrie Lee Martz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (22)

    Reluctant lawyer, Jamie Quinn, still reeling from the death of her mother, is pulled into a game of deception, jealousy, and vengeance when her cousin, Adam, is wrongfully accused of murder. It's up to Jamie to find the real murderer before it's too late. It doesn't help that the victim is a former rock star with more enemies than friends, or that Adam confessed to a murder he didn't commit.

    Leon Miller says: "Excellent first installment of a new series"
    "Cousins to the rescue"
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    What did you love best about Death by Didgeridoo?

    The family coming together in support of Adam.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Duke ... Duke is awesome.


    What didn’t you like about Carrie Lee Martz’s performance?

    There was nothing to like about her performance.


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

    A the mother of aspergers child, I did not like the way the narrator portrayed Adam. HOWEVER, I do like the way the author wrote him, very well done and fairly accurate.


    Any additional comments?

    I received this story for free in exchange for an honest review.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • If You'd Just Listened to Me in the First Place...

    • UNABRIDGED (42 mins)
    • By Barbara Venkataraman
    • Narrated By Carrie Lee Martz
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    "Nagging just sounds so negative, and I am not a negative person. Truth is, I'm the kind of person you'd ask for directions if you were lost, or tell your life story to while waiting in line at the grocery store, which has happened on more than one occasion, believe me." Sure, Ella Boudreaux is great at nagging - in fact, she's the best - but where has it gotten her? Nowhere, that's where.

    Joan says: "Best 42 mins EVER!"
    "Spoken like a true southern lady"
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    Where does If You'd Just Listened to Me in the First Place... rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's a cute short story, it would rate in the upper tier of short stories


    What other book might you compare If You'd Just Listened to Me in the First Place... to and why?

    I don't know if there is another book I'd compare it to, but I would certainly compare it to a few ladies that I know LOL


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Carrie Lee Martz?

    I would. I'm not sure about her Louisiana accent though, sounded more from Georgia (too picky? ;-))


    Who was the most memorable character of If You'd Just Listened to Me in the First Place... and why?

    Cap'n Jack is by far the most memorable. Although my dad does not live on the Bayou (he's about 3 hours Northwest of Covington), my dad and Cap'n Jack could be the same guy!


    Any additional comments?

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dissension: Chronicles of the Uprising, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By K.A. Salidas
    • Narrated By Meghan Kelly
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    The great cataclysm wiped almost all life from the face of planet Earth, but tiny pockets of survivors crawled from the ashes, with only one thought: survival, at any cost. But not all survivors were human. In the dark, militant society that has risen in the aftermath, vampires, once thought to be mythical, have been assimilated and enslaved. Used for blood sport their lives are allowed to continue only for the entertainment of the masses.

    Natalie @ Book Lovers Life says: "Vampiric Dystopian."
    "Futuristic Vamps"
    Overall
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    What did you like best about Dissension? What did you like least?

    I like that the vamps were not portrayed as glamorous beings as they are in most stories


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

    would have make it one book ;-)


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

    I have, she is awesome as always


    Was Dissension worth the listening time?

    it was. I got very engrossed and was miffed when it ended ... on to book two!!


    Any additional comments?

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Latecomers Fan Club

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Diane V. Mulligan
    • Narrated By Becket Royce
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    What is it about guys with guitars in their hands that makes them so irresistible, even when they are obviously self-centered jerks? If Abby and Maggie could answer that question, maybe they could finally get over Nathaniel. There's just something about him when he picks up his guitar and gets behind the microphone, something that makes sensible women act like teenyboppers instead of rational, self-respecting adults.

    med c says: "The late comers"
    "Aging Rockstar"
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    If you could sum up The Latecomers Fan Club in three words, what would they be?

    Been there!!!!


    What did you like best about this story?

    That the author didnt try to make Nathaniel likable, she made him human with faults


    What about Becket Royce’s performance did you like?

    She is awesome. does sarcasm VERY well!!


    Who was the most memorable character of The Latecomers Fan Club and why?

    They all are. The author made them all real, not just characters in a book


    Any additional comments?

    I received this book for free in exchange for a honest review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Preserve: Season 1.0, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 36 mins)
    • By Josh Hilden
    • Narrated By Karen Krause
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    Five strangers dropped alone on a mysterious island littered with strange debris and horrific creatures. A cabal of five powerful shadowy men controlling the life and death "Trials" of these poor souls. This is the world of "The Preserve". In season 1.0 (Episodes 1-6) we are introduced to the individual players in our drama.

    PowderRiverRose says: "Interesting"
    "Lost...but not as good"
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    What disappointed you about The Preserve: Season 1.0, Volume 1?

    Where it ended. why break this into two books? should have been just one.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Josh Hilden again?

    I dont know. The book was good, just didnt like the lame cliffhanger that didnt need to be.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Karen Krause?

    I would and I have. Karen is great


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

    disappointment at the cliffhanger


    Any additional comments?

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review,

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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