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Kim E. Brown

Book Diva

Michigan

ratings
50
REVIEWS
9
FOLLOWING
1
FOLLOWERS
6
HELPFUL VOTES
8

  • Seduced in the Dark: Dark Duet, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By CJ Roberts
    • Narrated By Emily Durante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (276)
    Performance
    (258)
    Story
    (264)

    Rescued from sexual slavery by a mysterious Pakistani officer, Caleb carries the weight of a debt that must be paid in blood. The road has been long and fraught with uncertainty, but for Caleb and Livvie, it's all coming to an end. Can he surrender the woman he loves for the sake of vengeance? Or will he make the ultimate sacrifice?

    Katheryne says: "Heart-pounding and intense"
    "Atonishing"
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    Where does Seduced in the Dark rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    this truly surpassed any books that I have listened to this year. This was a superb sequel to Captive in the Dark. I really would like to recommend this book to anyone that is looking for something different that has a lot of unexpected turns.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Seduced in the Dark?

    When Caleb found out that he was betrayed by Rafiq.


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

    I feel that Emily was on point with her vocal and distinct character verbal inflictions. She really brought life to the different characters in the book.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Captivatingly Dark


    Any additional comments?

    I cannot not wait until the Epilogue becomes and audio book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ugly Love

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Colleen Hoover
    • Narrated By Grace Grant, Deacon Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (179)
    Performance
    (171)
    Story
    (169)

    When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she doesn't think it's love at first sight. They wouldn't even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn't want love, she doesn't have time for love, so that just leaves the sex.

    Missy says: "Another release day dedicated to C. Hoover!"
    "Fabulous"
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    Would you listen to Ugly Love again? Why?

    Already listened to it again. I really enjoyed the story. Ms Hoover gets better with each story that she tells. She always manages to draw her audience to her characters.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Miles Archer because he was one tormented soul. I really like the way Ms Hoover peeled away the many different layers of Miles' character.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Miles shows up at Rachel's home to see if she is happy with her life and discovers not only has she moved on, she also has a daughter named Clare. Rachel tells Miles that he is very well capable of moving on and forgiving himself.


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

    Yes I finished this book in one sitting. It was too addictive to put down.


    Any additional comments?

    CoHov just gets better with each and every book and she always draws her audience to the complexity of the characters in her books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Captive in the Dark: Dark Duet, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By CJ Roberts
    • Narrated By Emily Durante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (407)
    Performance
    (378)
    Story
    (380)

    Caleb is a man with a singular interest in revenge. Kidnapped as a young boy and sold into slavery by a power-hungry mobster, he has thought of nothing but vengeance. For 12 years he has immersed himself in the world of pleasure slaves searching for the one man he holds ultimately responsible. Finally, the architect of his suffering has emerged with a new identity, but not a new nature.

    Katheryne says: "Dark, disturbing, perverse…but I loved it!"
    "Unexpectingly Captivating"
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    Where does Captive in the Dark rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book ranks up there with Fifty Shades and the Crossfire series, only with a lot more twist and turns.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Caleb, there are so many layers to his character. You love and hate him at the same time.


    Which character – as performed by Emily Durante – was your favorite?

    Claeb, the voice she gave Caleb was very authentic.


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

    Yes, I was up all night listening.


    Any additional comments?

    I would like to see the Epilogue as an audiobook

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Pulled

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By A. L. Jackson
    • Narrated By Andi Arndt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (76)
    Performance
    (72)
    Story
    (71)

    Melanie Winters and Daniel Montgomery shared a love they believed bonded them together for life. After a tragic loss, overwhelming grief and misguided guilt distorts the truth, and their relationship ends in unanswered questions. For nine years, they drift through life, each unable to forget the one who holds their heart. Now, when their lives again intersect, will the power that drew them together be enough to heal the wounds from their past?

    Jordy says: "Intense book"
    "A little too Cheesy"
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    Would you try another book from A. L. Jackson and/or Andi Arndt?

    I love A.L. Jackson, However, I was not impressed with this book.


    What was most disappointing about A. L. Jackson’s story?

    It was too predictable.


    What didn’t you like about Andi Arndt’s performance?

    Some her words were not correctly enuciated.


    What character would you cut from Pulled?

    Vanessa


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Marriage Mistake

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Jennifer Probst
    • Narrated By Madeleine Maby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (632)
    Performance
    (576)
    Story
    (576)

    Carina Conte has had a crush on her brother Michael’s best friend, Max Gray, since she was a teenager back home in Italy. Now she’s earned her MBA and come to work at Michael’s new venture, America’s fastest-growing bakery empire. But some things never change: Her overprotective family still treats her like a child. With three drop-dead gorgeous siblings, she’s still the ugly duckling of the bunch. And Max, the company’s new CEO, still barely notices her. Max knows Carina Conte is strictly off-limits, for the sake of his job and his friendship with Michael.

    Katheryne says: "This series is quickly becoming my guilty pleasure"
    "Equally as impressive as the first two"
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    What did you love best about The Marriage Mistake?

    The incorporation of previous characters from the series were mention in this book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Marriage Mistake?

    When Max realized he actually loved Carina.


    Which character – as performed by Madeleine Maby – was your favorite?

    I really enjoyed Carina's charcater she had many layers to her character.


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

    It made me laugh out loud a lot.


    Any additional comments?

    I would reccomend this book to all audiobook listeners.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Point of Retreat: Slammed, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Colleen Hoover
    • Narrated By Kamran R. Khan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (234)
    Performance
    (219)
    Story
    (223)

    Hardships and heartache brought them together...now it could tear them apart. Layken and Will have proved their love can get them through anything; until someone from Will's past emerges, leaving Layken questioning the very foundation on which their relationship was built. Will is forced to face the ultimate challenge: how to prove his love for a girl who refuses to stop "carving pumpkins". "Sometimes two people have to fall apart, to realize just how much they need to fall back together."

    Tonya says: "I enjoyed this book, not the narrator."
    "Just as captivating as its predecessor"
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    What made the experience of listening to Point of Retreat, Volume 2 the most enjoyable?

    I really like the story being told from Will's POV. I also enjoyed the introduction of new characters to this story. This series has become a quick favorite in my audible library.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Point of Retreat, Volume 2?

    When Layken realized Will loved her for her and not because they shared similar family tragedies.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    In Will's grandparents' laundry room when Layken kissed Will passionately and then told him she had a lapse in judgement.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Sometimes two people have to fall apart in order to get back together.


    Any additional comments?

    I would recommend this series to anyone looking for a good story that will captivate and become an all time favorite.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Slammed

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Colleen Hoover
    • Narrated By Heidi Baker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (382)
    Performance
    (348)
    Story
    (350)

    Layken Cohen isn't your typical 18-year-old. After the recent death of her father, she is forced to be the rock for both her mother and younger brother. Outwardly, she appears resilient and tenacious, but inwardly, she's slowly losing hope. Enter Will Cooper: The 21-year-old new neighbor with an intriguing passion for performing "Slams". Will and Layken immediately form an intense and emotional connection neither of them knew they needed until it was found.

    Allison says: "Awful Narration"
    "Exceeded my expectations"
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    Would you listen to Slammed again? Why?

    I really enjoyed this book I can't wait until Point of Retreat becomes an audiobook.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Slammed?

    When Layken realized Will loved her when he recited one of his slams.


    What about Heidi Baker’s performance did you like?

    Her narration of the novel was superb.


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

    Yes when Julia told Layken she had lung cancer.


    Any additional comments?

    I can't wait to go to Barnes & Nobel to read Point of Retreat. The sequel to Slammed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Marriage Trap

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Jennifer Probst
    • Narrated By Madeleine Maby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (747)
    Performance
    (669)
    Story
    (672)

    To satisfy his late father’s wishes, hot and single billionaire Michael Conte must find a bride - someone who will fit into his traditional family back home in Italy - and fast, so his engaged sister will be allowed to wed. With no intention of being tied down, Michael "proposes" to fiery, free-spirited photographer Maggie Ryan: If she will play the part of his fiancée during her trip to Milan for a photo shoot, he will keep away from her married best friend, Alexa, and stop making Maggie nuts with their too-close-for-comfort flirtations. But once in Italy, sexual tension sparks the hottest no-strings-attached arrangement on any continent....

    Katheryne says: "Another Simple romance, but I liked it"
    "Met Expectations"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Marriage Trap to be better than the print version?

    I really believe that this book was just as entertaining and thought provoking as the first. This book was just what I expected. I would recommed this book to anyone. My only suggestion is to read the Marriage Bargain first for some background of the two main characters.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Beautiful Disaster

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Jamie McGuire
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1240)
    Performance
    (1136)
    Story
    (1154)

    The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate number of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance from the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University's Walking One-Night Stand. Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby needs—and wants—to avoid.

    Guiselle says: "5 things you should know before buying this book"
    "Page turner !"
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    If you could sum up Beautiful Disaster in three words, what would they be?

    This was a great read after reading FSOG. I really enjoyed this book. I would recommend it to anyone going through FSOG withdrawal.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story keeps you captivated.


    Which character – as performed by Emma Galvin – was your favorite?

    Travis hands down!!!!


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

    Definitely!!!!!


    Any additional comments?

    I read it in one night.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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