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  • A Place to Call Home

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Deborah Smith
    • Narrated By Kymberly Dakin
    Overall
    (154)
    Performance
    (132)
    Story
    (134)

    Twenty years ago, Claire Maloney was the willful, pampered, tomboyish daughter of the town's most respected family, but that didn't stop her from befriending Roan Sullivan, a fierce, motherless boy who lived in a rusted-out trailer amid junked cars. No one in Dunderry, Georgia - least of all Claire's family - could understand the bond between these two mavericks. But Roan and Claire belonged together...until the dark afternoon when violence and terror overtook them, and Roan disappeared from Claire's life.

    Kimberly says: "Great book!"
    "What A Great Story!"
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    What did you love best about A Place to Call Home?

    I love theat the town "looser" became somebody because one little girl paid attention to him. The author accuartely portrayed the life of a "throw away" kid. Iloved the type of love bewtween Roni and Claire. I was not "weird" even with the age difference. I loved how Roni would make promises and they all came to pass. I loved that they were able to hang on for so long. Everything all came to be a big circle.


    What other book might you compare A Place to Call Home to and why?

    Not any one book in particular. I love the stories where all is lost and one day the loved one comes back into their life (lives).


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

    Kimberly Dakin did a great job with the southern accent and tempo. She was made it easy to listen to with distinct voices for everyone and used the proper inflection. Everything was well played out and in context with the character's personality and emotions.


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

    The letters. It was sad/glad/longing and all of that. Roni wrote all of those letters to Claire not knowing if he would ever see Claire again in person.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a suprisingly sweet story. I took a chance on it being that I have not heard of the author or the book, but it was worth it. A love story the the bone. Definately worth your credit.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • This Man Confessed: This Man Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Jodi Ellen Malpas
    • Narrated By Edita Brychta
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (551)
    Performance
    (515)
    Story
    (511)

    The Manor, the very place where their passionate love affair began, fills with guests on what should be the happiest day of Ava and Jesse's lives. She has accepted that she'll never tame the fierceness in Jesse - and she doesn't want to. Their love is profound, their connection powerful, but just when she thinks that she's finally gotten beneath his guarded exterior, more questions arise, leading Ava to believe that Jesse Ward may not be the man she thinks he is.

    Jordy says: "one of the best erotic romance trilogy EVER!"
    "Redmption!! (Spoiler Alert)"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The book is emotional and has a bit of mystery. The relationships are complex. There are many surprises. The dust settles and everyone is still alive, in love and doing the right thing. Well, there is some excitement in between.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Life seems to slow down for many characters and lessons are learned. It becomes Jessi and Ava against the world instead of Ava vs. Jessi. The whole truth about Jessi's past finally comes out and many of his behaviors are explained. If he'd only said so in the first place...silly man.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Ava sent Coral packing. When Jessi and Ava write all over his "Ava wall"...and more...don't want to be a spoiler.


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

    "S'all good girl."


    Any additional comments?

    This book is part of a trilogy and is much better if you read "This Man" and "Beneath This Man" first or some of this book won't make sense. Both characters are difficult people but they love each other...however, trust is another issue.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sixth Grave on the Edge: Charley Davidson, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Darynda Jones
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (955)
    Performance
    (902)
    Story
    (897)

    Most girls might think twice before getting engaged to someone like Reyes Farrow - but Charley Davidson is not most girls. She’s a paranormal private eye and grim-reaper-in-training who’s known to be a bit of a hell-raiser, especially after a few shots of caffeine. Her beloved Reyes may be the only begotten son of evil, but he’s dark and sultry and deeply sexy and everything Charley could hope for. Really. But when the FBI file on Reyes’ childhood happens to land into her lap, she can’t help herself: She opens it...and then the real fun begins.

    RabidReads says: "This book could change EVERYTHING!"
    "You SO have to read this book!!!"
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    Would you listen to Sixth Grave on the Edge again? Why?

    Yes. I have listened to the whole series more than once. It is so entertaining and the characters are so fun! Charlie Davidson is my hero. Think I'm in love with Reyes with Swopes as the runner up. Angel is a typical teen, Artamis is fun, Cookie works so well with Charlie, and the list goes on!


    What other book might you compare Sixth Grave on the Edge to and why?

    I can't....never read anything like this series. This is a contemporary, fantasy, romance, mystery, comedy and more.


    What about Lorelei King’s performance did you like?

    I FEEL BAD FOR PEOPLE WHO READ THE BOOK VERSION BECAUSE LORELEI KING BRINGS EVERYTHING TO LIFE! Seriously, Charlie's character would not be as endearing and fun if you don't have the full inflection of her quirky thoughts and sarcasm.


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

    "I'm in love with the son of the devil and don't have any regrets...he'll do the right thing...eventually. Being with him may destroy the universe, or give satan a free pass to this world, but I totally got this."


    Any additional comments?

    If you have not read this series, you need to-from 1st Grave on the Right all the way through to this one. The books are fun and VERY entertaining, upbeat and sarcastic, but the subject matter makes for a great mystery aspect. The main character is a strong female who is such a good person, but she is embroiled in the most dangerous people/creatures. I can't say enough about this series. TOTALLY WORTH IT !!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Carter Reed

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Tijan
    • Narrated By Lucy Rivers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (204)
    Performance
    (188)
    Story
    (193)

    Emma decided to skip the gym and went home early. It was the last easy decision she made because she found her roommate being raped by her boyfriend. She had two choices: Call the cops and be killed by his family's mafia connections or kill him first and hope to survive. There was no choice to her. She killed the bastard first and went to the one person who could protect her: Carter Reed. He's a weapon

    karen says: "Mr ALPHA - Those eyes, all those dark Promises"
    "Good concept but not fully actualized."
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    Would you try another book from Tijan and/or Lucy Rivers?

    Not sure.


    If you’ve listened to books by Tijan before, how does this one compare?

    I haven't. This book would have been perfect if it was twice as long and full of in depth details.


    Did Lucy Rivers do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Yes.


    Was Carter Reed worth the listening time?

    Not sure. I was left feeling like I had half of a meal when it was done. This has so much potential but was left hanging. No true character definition, no in depth emotions or background....


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • This Man: This Man Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Jodi Ellen Malpas
    • Narrated By Edita Brychta
    Overall
    (831)
    Performance
    (776)
    Story
    (781)

    Young interior designer Ava O'Shea has no idea what awaits her at the Manor. A run-of-the-mill consultation with a stodgy country gent seems likely, but what Ava finds instead is Jesse Ward - a devastatingly handsome, utterly confident, pleasure-seeking playboy who knows no boundaries. Ava doesn't want to be attracted to this man, and yet she can't control the overwhelming desire that he stirs in her. She knows that her heart will never survive him and her instinct is telling her to run, but Jesse is not willing to let her go. He wants her and is determined to have her.

    Katheryne says: "Wash. Rinse. Repeat."
    "Emotional and Entertaining"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. It is a "page turner" and hard to put down. The story is eventful and unpredictable. It is an emotional roller coaster and totally entertaining.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sam. He's a breath of fresh air who is involved in the same things as Jessi, but is honest and fun-loving which works well for him. He's a supportive friend.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Did not have one, but loved it when Jessi was busted in his office. You think he'd learn.


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

    My main reaction was Jessi needs to be without a significant other. Ava's need to run away and deny reality as well as her avoidance tendencies drove me bonkers.Also, Jessi being totally full of crap tugged at my emotions in different ways. All irritations aside, I did root for them throughout the book.


    Any additional comments?

    If you likes the Crossfire series or 50 Shades series, you will like this. It is a bit different, but the concept is similar.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Undeniable: Undeniable, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Madeline Sheehan
    • Narrated By Tatiana Sokolov
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (340)
    Performance
    (316)
    Story
    (320)

    Eva Fox is the princess of the Silver Demons Motorcycle Club. Growing up with the bikers in the club, this is the only lifestyle she knows. Deuce West is the sexy biker bad-ass of the Hell's Horsemen Motorcycle Club. Like Eva, he was born and raised in the club. Their first meeting is innocent, but as Eva matures into a woman, their chance reunions evolve into a fit of lust and love. Fate continues to bring them together time and time again, but their twisted journey is filled with pain, betrayal, and bloodshed that could tear them apart.

    Jordy says: "Sons of Anarchy on Steroids"
    "Take no prisoners!"
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    Would you listen to Undeniable again? Why?

    Yes, I plan to in case I missed anything. This story is real and not watered down or filtered. Real people, real problems without apology. I can't remember the last time I read a book this good.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ripper and Cox. Young and full of enthusiasm for the club life (and all of its offerings) in an atmosphere of older, worn down and cynical club members. That and their "relationship" with Cami.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I can't choose a favorite scene, but do recall many memorable scenes. Most of which have to do with Duece and his more inconsiderate/callous moments.


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

    Some things in the book were a bit shocking, but overall it was just reality. This is not a "male hero" and "damsel in distress" type of book. It is raw and refreshing. I did feel like Mia should just rid herself of all males in her life, but then she picks up and moves on.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a book with many emotional facets and it does not romanticize the motorcycle club lifestyle. This is a great read for those who enjoy real stories about real people, real choices, and real consequences. This book is totally worth it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Falling Stars

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Sadie Grubor
    • Narrated By Nicole Colburn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (15)

    Christopher Mason, front man of the band The Forgotten, is hot, famous, and everything you would expect from a famous rock star. He's cocky, demanding, beautiful, and pained. Despite his fame and beautiful bad boy appearance, he's battling age-old demons on the inside. Demons so powerful, they have the potential to destroy him and his band. He's the ultimate falling star. Something so beautiful within the atmosphere, but so hazardous when trying to catch.

    Frances says: "AMAZING!!! LOVED IT!"
    "Is the bad guy really bad?"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. It is entertaining, enjoyable, pulls on your emotions, and isn't a formula plot.


    What did you like best about this story?

    How dabilatated Christopher is by his mental and behavioral problems. The descriptions of his ordeal are pretty accurate. Loved how Christopher was determined to have his needs met no matter what. He's a sweet, arrogant, obnoxious guy in love but doesn't know it.


    Which character – as performed by Nicole Colburn – was your favorite?

    Not one in particular, but Christopher was entertaining.


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

    Beauty and the beast.


    Any additional comments?

    Good story. Christopher's personality and mentality is awesome. The women are not hand-wringing, simpering little girls awed by fame.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Playing Patience: Blow Hole Boys, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Tabatha Vargo
    • Narrated By Todd Haberkorn, Tatiana Sokolov
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (42)

    Life's been hard for Zeke. Being a punching bag for his alcoholic father has turned him into stone. Not even the dodgy trailer park he lives in can scare him. Fighting is his release and sex, drugs, and his guitar bring him peace, but deep down Zeke isn't quite as hard as he makes himself out to be. When he meets Patience, she finds all his broken pieces and puts him back together. She's a ray of light in his shadowed life and the last thing he wants to do is bring her into his dark world.

    Lee says: "Truly a love story."
    "Truly a love story."
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    If you could sum up Playing Patience in three words, what would they be?

    Anticipation, disappointment and salvation. Two damaged people from different worlds fall in love, but not easily or prettily.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Zeke. He makes bad decisions and can be a serious ass, but he is still learning what feelings are, while working his way out of the trailer park and avoiding the pitfalls that he doesn't even know are there (drugs, alcohol, violence, bad women). When he fell in love he was all in, and when he figured out what life is about he chose to live it properly.


    Which character – as performed by Todd Haberkorn and Tatiana Sokolov – was your favorite?

    Loved 2 narrators. It made the story more realistic and enjoyable. I loved how Megan was portrayed.


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

    People can surprise you.


    Any additional comments?

    This book has more to it than you think and is worth your time and credit. Very engrossing and entertaining.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The King: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By J.R. Ward
    • Narrated By Jim Frangione
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1226)
    Performance
    (1150)
    Story
    (1156)

    After turning his back on the throne for centuries, Wrath, son of Wrath, finally assumed his father's mantle - with the help of his beloved mate. But the crown sets heavily on his head. As the war with the Lessening Society rages on, and the threat from the Band of Bastards truly hits home, he is forced to make choices that put everything - and everyone - at risk. Beth Randall thought she knew what she was getting into when she mated the last pure blooded vampire on the planet: An easy ride was not it.

    CAROLYN says: "LONG LIVE THE KING.... & THE BDB"
    "This series just keeps getting better!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The King to be better than the print version?

    Yes. With the audio version, I can create a better picture of the characters and hear the characters/situations/emotions, etc. as they was meant to be by J.M. Ward. I also love the portability factor of audio books.


    What other book might you compare The King to and why?

    Asheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon. Everything is laid out for you in rich detail and the story follows its own lead rather than a formula. The flashbacks were great. This is a large book but does not get tiresome.


    What about Jim Frangione’s performance did you like?

    Love, Love, Love Jim Frangione. The best part is that he's done the whole series and the character voices are consistent throughout. He also has the most sexy, husky voice. He doesn't make the women characters sound stupid/forced. Just a good quality narrator.


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

    J.M. Ward's books tend to have a sarcastic feel to them and I love that type of humor and get a kick out of some character exchanges. No urges to cry, but many feelings about developing relationships and situations. Of course, it is always a good feeling to get lost in a good book.


    Any additional comments?

    This series is fabulous and J.M. Ward continues to produce quality additions to it. Some series fizzle out eventually, but it doesn't look like that is the case with the Black Dagger Brotherhood.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Fifth Grave Past the Light: Charley Davidson, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Darynda Jones
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1270)
    Performance
    (1171)
    Story
    (1167)

    Charley Davidson isn’t your everyday, run-of-the-mill grim reaper. She’s more of a paranormal private eye/grim reaper extraordinaire. However, she gets sidetracked when the sexy, sultry son of Satan, Reyes Farrow, moves in next door. To further complicate matters, Reyes is her main suspect in an arson case. Charley has vowed to stay away from him until she can find out the truth... but then dead women start appearing in her apartment, one after another, each lost, confused, and terrified beyond reason.

    Hassan says: "Charley Davidson is Back!!!!"
    "LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS SERIES!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Fifth Grave Past the Light the most enjoyable?

    Charlie Davidson's humor and flippant attitude and there is lots of Reyes, and the storyline was great...as usual.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Reyes. I think I'm in love. He is so loving and sexy, but a cold and ruthless at the same time. You never really know if he is acting in Charlie's best interest.


    Which character – as performed by Lorelei King – was your favorite?

    Charlie. She is fun, strong and does her own thing. She is not sitting at home waiting for a call from Reyes or following him around. Her feeling she is not worthy of love makes her endearing.


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

    When Reyes kisses Cookie in front of all the women in the bar and later makes it clear that he is Charlie's man. Also when Swopes does the big reveal.


    Any additional comments?

    These books are so much fun. I can't wait for the next one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Styxx: Dark-Hunter, Book 22

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Sherrilyn Kenyon
    • Narrated By Fred Berman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (633)
    Performance
    (606)
    Story
    (610)

    Centuries ago Acheron saved the human race by imprisoning an ancient evil bent on absolute destruction. Now that evil has been unleashed and it is out for revenge. As the twin to Acheron, Styxx hasn’t always been on his brother's side. They've spent more centuries going at each other's throats than protecting their backs. Now Styxx has a chance to prove his loyalty to his brother, but only if he's willing to trade his life and future for Acheron's.

    C. Mendez says: "Stick with it..."
    "One of the best of Dark Hunter series!"
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    If you could sum up Styxx in three words, what would they be?

    SENSITIVE guy who can't get a break. It is a miracle he does not have a psychotic break. Styxx ENDURING much heartache and still endures. He is STOIC in his refusal to share his abuse and/or loss.


    What other book might you compare Styxx to and why?

    The other side of Asheron. If you have read Asheron, this book will be familiar and surprise you at the same time. The format is the same, going from 900's B.C. to modern day.


    Which character – as performed by Fred Berman – was your favorite?

    Bethany's Egyptian family. They are always looking to start a fight and/or remove body parts. And they love Bethany to distraction.


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

    Who knew?


    Any additional comments?

    This is one of the best Dark Hunter books by far. It was eye-opening to see Styxx's side of the story, which happens to be even worse than Asheron's. It's great that Styxx uses humor and sarcasm to get through tough situations.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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