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Kimberly

CINEBAR, WA, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • 17 reviews
  • 77 ratings
  • 1 titles in library
  • 31 purchased in 2014
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  • Fatal Shadows: The Adrien English Mysteries

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Josh Lanyon
    • Narrated By Chris Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (261)
    Performance
    (242)
    Story
    (245)

    Someone's out to get Los Angeles bookseller Adrien English. His best friend has been viciously murdered, now he's getting weird phone calls and sinister gifts from a mysterious "admirer." The cops think he's trying to divert suspicion from himself - with the exception of sexy and homophobic homicide detective Jake Riordan. Is Riordan really such a great detective - or does he have a few secrets of his own? Is his offer to help Adrien on the level or is he out to nail his favorite suspect - to the wall?

    Tony Squared says: "A Good Mystery, Well Read"
    "Awesome Audio!"
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    Would you listen to Fatal Shadows again? Why?

    Yep! The story was quite compelling and the narrator did an excellent job.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Oh yeah. It was a slow build on mystery, yet things kept happening in story to keep the interest going. This audio actually sets a pace that slows you down to get the full impact of the storyline..No rushing through like you do a book, especially when it starts to get suspenseful. Things you might miss while reading are picked up while listening to an audio version.


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

    Good voice characterizations. Not a drone!Actually brought the characters and story to life.


    Any additional comments?

    Would love to hear the rest of the series done by Chris Patton.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Zero at the Bone

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Jane Seville
    • Narrated By Alan Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (68)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (66)

    After witnessing a mob hit, surgeon Jack Francisco is put into protective custody to keep him safe until he can testify. A hitman known only as D is blackmailed into killing Jack, but when he tracks him down, his weary conscience won't allow him to murder an innocent man. Finding in each other an unlikely ally, Jack and D are soon on the run from shadowy enemies.

    Riva says: "Loved it in print, love the audiobook"
    "Great Story, Awful Narration!"
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    What would have made Zero at the Bone better?

    A professional narrator! Not some kid who sounds like he just got out of high school.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Alan Smith’s performances?

    NO!


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

    Out of a few thousand books I read in my lifetime. Zero at the Bone is one of my all time favs. But the audio version was a major disappointment. Actually was very angry that Dreamspinner couldn't cough up the money for a better narrator. I was at least expecting a more masculine voice. Not much difference in voice characterizations and even though there was emotion, it came off as whiny.


    Any additional comments?

    If you loved the book, Zero at the Bone, hold it close. Cause you'll no doubt feel like your best friend just died after listening to the audio.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Widdershins: Whyborne & Griffin, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Jordan L. Hawk
    • Narrated By Julian G. Simmons
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (126)
    Performance
    (123)
    Story
    (121)

    Repressed scholar Percival Endicott Whyborne has two skills: reading dead languages and hiding in his office at the Ladysmith Museum. After the tragic death of the friend he secretly loved, he's ruthlessly suppressed any desire for another man. So when handsome ex-Pinkerton Griffin Flaherty approaches him to translate a mysterious book, Whyborne wants to finish the job and get rid of the detective as quickly as possible. Griffin left the Pinkertons following the death of his partner, hoping to start a new life. But the powerful cult that murdered Glenn has taken root in Widdershins, and only the spells in the book can stop them.

    R. Wilson says: "Gripping Erotic Suspense, Seductive Narrator!"
    "Wonderful Mystery!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Oh, heck yes! As to why? Loved that it wasn't just a mystery, but had that added paranormal theme thrown in.
    Absolutely love how Whyborne's narration keep true to character.
    But would warn that when you first listen.
    You may hear like a hollow effect in the back ground of the narration. This clears up or you've learned to ignore it as the storyline becomes more interesting. Also, there was a part or two where Griffin is whispering and I had a problem hearing what he said, but again that clears up also.
    Basically tech problems that are easy fixes.


    Any additional comments?

    I love the narrator who read Widdershins! Except for one or two tech problems, he did a wonderful job and hopefully will narrate the next one.
    Really felt like I was in that time period.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Deadly Nightshade: Deadly Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Victor J. Banis
    • Narrated By Roy Wells
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    Straight cop, gay cop, and a woman who "isn't real". Tom and Stanley are on the trail of a drag queen serial killer, and along the way, they find themselves engaged in a more intimate pursuit, trying to resolve another mystery: their unexpected attraction to one another.

    Ron says: "Great Story, Lousy Reader"
    "Drag Queens Anyone?"
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    What did you love best about Deadly Nightshade?

    The hits of humor. Found myself chuckling at the one liners.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Stanley first met his homophobe partner, Tom.


    Any additional comments?

    I had trouble listening to the narrator at first, but once I settled down and really gave him a try. Really enjoyed how he brought the characters to life.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Armed & Dangerous: Cut & Run Series, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Abigail Roux
    • Narrated By Sean Crisden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (197)
    Performance
    (188)
    Story
    (188)

    Left alone in Baltimore after his unpredictable lover bails, Special Agent Zane Garrett takes his frustration out on everything in his path - until he is ordered to Chicago to back up an undercover operative. When he gets there, though, he finds himself face to face with his wayward partner, Special Agent Ty Grady. They have to deal with the uncertainty lingering between them while they work to retrieve their intended mark, a retired hit man and CIA wet-works operative named Julian Cross.

    Riva says: "Addicted to Ty and Zane"
    "Road Trip with a Twist!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Armed & Dangerous to be better than the print version?

    Yes, kind of gives one a different perspective. Characters come to life.


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

    Love his voice characterizations. Would miss that with "just reading".


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Love at First Flight: One Round Trip That Would Change Everything

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Marie Force
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (52)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (51)

    Juliana isn't looking for love. When she meets Michael, a prosecutor who sits next to her on a plane, Juliana has been dating Jeremy for 10 years. But Jeremy is hedging about marriage, and Michael promises to give her everything she's ever wanted in a relationship. Michael is supposed to be getting married. But he is drawn to Juliana in a way he never was to his beautiful but manipulative fiancée. When they get off the plane, Michael and Juliana can't tear themselves apart. But with desperate exes who won't let go, love at first sight is tested beyond endurance....

    Kristin says: "Why can't judge a book by it's cover?"
    "Very Predictable"
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    What would have made Love at First Flight better?

    Don't know, the storyline just didn't grab my attention. Became very predictable and the characters were kind of bland.


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

    She's not a bad narrator, but even she couldn't bring the story to life for me.


    Any additional comments?

    Couldn't get into the story, started skipping in hope of picking up something that would catch my interest.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Deadly Wrong

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Victor J. Banis
    • Narrated By Guy Veryzer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (11)

    The police say "involuntary manslaughter" but a tragic accident turns out instead to be murder, plain and simple. And San Francisco Homicide Inspector Stanley Korski, on leave from the force and his unrequited love for fellow detective Tom Danzel, walks right into a murderer's web of treachery. Wrong, Stanley. Deadly wrong.

    Irene says: "Deadly Wrong"
    "Good Whodoneit."
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    What did you love best about Deadly Wrong?

    Stanley, of course. Love his sense of humor.


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

    No, this is a first. A far improvement over Deadly Nightshade narrator. Any chance of a do over???


    Any additional comments?

    Good storyline and was surprised on who the culprit actually was.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Macrieve: Immortals After Dark, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Kresley Cole
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    Overall
    (833)
    Performance
    (790)
    Story
    (790)

    Uilleam MacRieve, a centuries-old Lykae warrior, was captured, caged, and experimented on by a shadowy human order, along with other immortals. During a prison break that devolved into one of the bloodiest massacres in recent history, he escapes. But the aftermath of his unspeakable torture preys on his damaged mind, while the wolf inside him roars for vengeance and carnage. In the days leading up to the full moon, can MacRieve rein in his beast, even when he encounters his mate - a vexingly impossible female unlike anything he'd ever dreamed for himself?

    Angela says: "AUTOMATIC DOWNLOAD!"
    "Werewolves Rule!"
    Overall
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    Any additional comments?

    Robert Petkoff did an awesome job of narrating this latest installment of Kresley Coles Immortals After Dark series.
    A few twists and turns that keep me on the edge of my seat!

    Looking forward towards the next one...soon please!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hell You Say: The Adrien English Mysteries, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Josh Lanyon
    • Narrated By Chris Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (139)
    Performance
    (136)
    Story
    (136)

    The third novel in the Adrien English series finds the "ill-starred and bookish" mystery writer and bookseller battling demons - maybe literally. After bookstore clerk Angus flees following terrifying death threats, Adrien must contend with a mysterious Satanic cult, a hot and handsome university professor, and his on-again/off-again relationship with closeted LAPD Homicide Detective Jake Riordan. And oh yes, murder...

    Nimue says: "Best book in series so far!"
    "Great Story!!!"
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    Where does The Hell You Say rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Narrator did an excellent job of telling the story. Brought the story to life! Wouldn't mind listening to it again.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Hell You Say?

    Jake knocking Adrien down during a confrontation.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There was too many to list, but the ones showing Adrien's humor were my favs.


    Any additional comments?

    I want more of this series!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Matter of Time: Vol. 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Mary Calmes
    • Narrated By Paul Morey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (224)
    Performance
    (209)
    Story
    (210)

    Jory Keyes leads a normal life as an architect’s assistant until he is witness to a brutal murder. Though initially saved by police Detective Sam Kage, Jory refuses protective custody - he has a life he loves that he won’t give up no matter who is after him. But Jory’s life is in real jeopardy, especially after he agrees to testify about what he saw. While dealing with attempts on his life, well-meaning friends who want to see him happy, an overly protective boss, and a slowly unfolding mystery that is much more sinister than he could ever imagine, the young gay man finds himself getting involved with Sam, the conflicted and closeted detective....

    Donald says: "Time is the answer..."
    "Really Bad"
    Overall
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    What disappointed you about Matter of Time: Vol. 1?

    The Narration was awful. Every sentence was followed by a pause. Nothing flowed. Very drone like.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Maybe something called emotion thrown in.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Matter of Time: Vol. 1?

    I don't know, it bored me to tears!


    Any additional comments?

    I'm skipping purchasing any more audio books by Paul Morey.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Men of Smithfield: Adam and Holden

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By L. B. Gregg
    • Narrated By Shannon Gunn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (83)
    Performance
    (77)
    Story
    (77)

    Holden Worthington's globetrotting days are over. Once the host of a popular adventure show, he hasn't ventured past his own front door in more than a year. Then the arrival of a sexy new gardener sparks something Holden hasn't felt in a very long time - an interest in the world outside his window. Holden tries to resist the attraction. But painfully shy yet definitely interested Adam Morgan has Holden longing to conquer his debilitating anxiety and live again. After a grisly discovery on the grounds of the estate, the town of Smithfield turns a suspicious eye on the reclusive Holden - and the two men must trust in each other to bring the truth out in the open.

    Libros Lover says: "Another Entertaining Installment"
    "Funny!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Men of Smithfield: Adam and Holden the most enjoyable?

    The narrator did an excellent job of telling the story.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I would say it was the discovery of the body, and it was how the town of Smithville reacting with all their gossip on who dun it.


    Who was the most memorable character of Men of Smithfield: Adam and Holden and why?

    Holden, of course, since it's his POV I was listening too.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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