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Linda

Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!

Tuscaloosa, AL, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Those Who Wish Me Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Michael Koryta
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (343)
    Performance
    (307)
    Story
    (309)

    When 13-year-old Jace Wilson witnesses a brutal murder, he's plunged into a new life, issued a false identity and hidden in a wilderness skills program for troubled teens. The plan is to get Jace off the grid while police find the two killers. The result is the start of a nightmare. The killers, known as the Blackwell Brothers, are slaughtering anyone who gets in their way in a methodical quest to reach him.

    Jen says: "Best Bad Guys EVER!"
    "A story of survival in the mountains."
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    This book has a lot of surprises and a unique look at how to survive in the mountains, you may actually learn a few things. The narrator was fantastic, I love him!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Master: The Game Maker, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Kresley Cole
    • Narrated By Kimberly Alexis
    Overall
    (165)
    Performance
    (151)
    Story
    (152)

    Rich, irresistible politician/Mafiya boss Maksimilian Sevastyan prefers tall, obedient blondes to fulfill his...complicated desires. That is until the icy Russian encounters a disobedient brunette whose exquisite little body threatens his legendary restraint.

    CAROLYN says: "I'M LOVE, LOVE LOVING THESE SEXY BOSSY RUSSIANS"
    "The Russians have returned!"
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    If you liked The Professionals, this story is about brother #2, Max. This listen oozes sensuality like book #1 from beginning to end, very hot, steamy and sexy! The narrator, again, does a great job with realistic accents and emotion throughout, loved it! There is a third brother so I anticipate book #3!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Turning Angel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Greg Iles
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (547)
    Performance
    (375)
    Story
    (373)

    As two of the most prominent citizens of Natchez, Drew Elliott and Penn Cage sit on the school board of their alma mater, St. Stephen's Prep. When the nude body of a young female student is found near the Mississippi River, the entire community is shocked - but no one more than Penn, who discovers that his best friend was entangled in a passionate relationship with the girl and may be accused of her murder.

    Sharon says: "Boring, too long and drawn out"
    "What a performance by Mr Hill!"
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    A great mystery, great performance, and satisfying ending! Greg Iles and Dick Hill....no other words are necessary for this review!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pretty When She Dies: A Vampire Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Rhiannon Frater
    • Narrated By Kristin Allison
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (164)
    Performance
    (151)
    Story
    (148)

    Amaliya wakes under the forest floor, disoriented, famished and confused. She digs out of the shallow grave and realizes she is hungry... ... in a new, horrific, unimaginable way... Sating her great hunger, she discovers that she is now a vampire, the bloodthirsty creature of legend. She has no choice but to flee from her old life and travels across Texas. Her new hunger spurs her to leave a wake of death and blood behind her as she struggles with her new nature. All the while, her creator is watching.

    Darlene says: "Frater brings the darkness back to vampires!"
    "Pleasantly surprised!"
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    It was a once in a blue moon sale with a copyright of 2008 and I liked it! I liked it enough to continue on with the series! This to me is a cross between the Succubus series and Cat and Bones(Night Huntress). There are vampires..and they are the real deal, humans and one is a medium and a necromancer. There is love and romance...vampire style(yummy), fun and action as they try to kill their creator who just likes to have fun with them and then kill them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wrapped Around Your Finger: A Story of Submission, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Alison Tyler
    • Narrated By Rebecca Estrella
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Entirely suited to one another, Jack and Samantha continue to explore their sultry, kink-drenched love affair. Jack, a dominant’s Dom, pushes Samantha’s boundaries, making Sam do things she’d never thought she wanted to — never believed she would. He takes her in public, on stage, punishes her with both sensory deprivation and erotic overload. And then he proves to her that all of those actions suit her to perfection. Costumes, erotic toys, role-playing, and a 24/7 BDSM-lifestyle fulfill Samantha’s dirtiest dreams.

    Linda says: "Authentic BDSM!"
    "Authentic BDSM!"
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    This is the third book in the submission series, the story of Jack and Sam. This series is not for the faint of heart! This is the real deal! This is real BDSM, not play acting! I have enjoyed this series and hope she continues it. I have grown used to the narrator and now like her rather bland, emotionless reading. The emotion comes from the actions of the characters. Good story...just beware!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Home for the Holidays: A Night Huntress Novella: Night Huntress, Book 6.5

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Jeaniene Frost
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    Overall
    (131)
    Performance
    (123)
    Story
    (124)

    They were looking forward to a normal holiday - at least as "normal" as it gets for vampires Cat and Bones and their otherworldly friends and family. But their yuletide plans are shattered when a mysterious stranger shows up and reveals long-buried secrets that threaten to take a bite out of their holiday cheer - and lives.

    Mindy fangedmom Janicke says: "The Reaper and Bones is BACK BABY!"
    "A must for Cat and Bones lovers!"
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    A holiday adventure for Cat and Bones and all others of their crew! We learn more about Bones family and the fierce love Cat and Bones have for each other. Love those two! The narration as always is wonderful, I love how Tavia has made these characters real for me!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Captured by a Laird: The Douglas Legacy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Margaret Mallory
    • Narrated By Derek Perkins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (89)
    Performance
    (79)
    Story
    (79)

    The Douglas sisters, beauties all, are valuable pawns in their family's bitter struggle to control the Scottish Crown. But when powerful enemies threaten, each Douglas lass will find she must face them alone. Captured by a Laird Haunted by his father's violent death, David Hume, the new laird of Wedderburn, sets out to make his name so feared that no one will dare harm his family again. The treacherous ally who played on his father's weakness is dead and beyond David's vengeance, but his castle and young widow are ripe for the taking. The moment David lays eyes on the dark-haired beauty defending her wee daughters, however, he knows this frail-looking lass is the one person who could bring him to his knees. Wed at thirteen to a man who tried daily to break her spirit, Lady Alison Douglas is looking forward to a long widowhood. But when the fearsome warrior known as the Beast of Wedderburn storms her gates, she finds herself, once again, forced to wed a stranger. Alison is only a pawn to serve his vengeance, so why does this dark warrior arouse such fiery passion and an unwelcome longing in her heart? With death and danger looming, these two wounded souls must learn to trust each other; for only love can save them.

    ~~ DARA ~~ says: "Captured My Heart"
    "Nothing special or unique."
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    This to me was just your ordinary Highland romance. There was nothing special or unique. There was little romance, no humor, no real storyline. There is much, much better out there. Skip this and it's sequels, I plan to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl on the Train: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Paula Hawkins
    • Narrated By Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8410)
    Performance
    (7046)
    Story
    (7052)

    Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

    Paula says: "Mind Boggling Thrilling Mystery! Don't Miss It!"
    "Dark, depressing, no HEA here!"
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    Wow, what a story, I loved it. I could not stop listening. I required a light and funny listen after finishing this. This is the story of a sociopath and the damage he causes to the women in his life. I loved the narration and the way the story was told. There is no HEA but in the end the good guys win, if you can call it that!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beautiful Beloved

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Christina Lauren
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cole, Grace Grant
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (215)
    Performance
    (198)
    Story
    (199)

    In Beautiful Beloved Max and Sara take it to the next step. But the question is: Will they be able to find a balance between the wild sexcapades they aren't ready to retire and the demands of parenthood that come along with their new beautiful bundle of joy? Parenthood: It's not for the weak of heart.

    cc1234 says: "Disappointing"
    "A must for the Beautiful series lovers!"
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    A fun little update on Max and Sara. They are married and have a baby and the introduction of Nialls, Max's brother will give you goose bumps...knowing what is to come for him! The narrators are great, love these two!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bound by Flames: Night Prince, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Jeaniene Frost
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (869)
    Performance
    (789)
    Story
    (793)

    Leila's years on the carnie circuit were certainly an education. What she didn't learn: how to be a vampire, or how to be married to the most famous vampire of them all. Adjusting to both has Leila teetering on a knife edge between passion and peril, and now the real danger is about to begin...

    RabidReads says: "Snoopy happy dance!"
    "More Vlad and Leila adventure!"
    Overall
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    I liked the story, it gets a little complicated at times. Vlad and Leila are on the road to try and find and kill Vlad's fiercest enemy. Great narration as usual by Tavia Gilbert. Cat and Bones are mentioned. One negative, you need to listen to the final Cat and Bones story before beginning this one. Overall good!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lord of Scoundrels

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Loretta Chase
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (951)
    Performance
    (878)
    Story
    (876)

    Sebastian Ballister, the notorious Marquess of Dain, is big, bad, and dangerous to know. No respectable woman would have anything to do with the "Bane and Blight of the Ballisters", and he wants nothing to do with respectable women. He's determined to continue doing what he does best - sin and sin again - and all's going swimmingly…until the day a shop door opens and she walks in.

    Marcheta says: "Witty dialogue highlights battle between the sexes"
    "A black heart begins to love again!"
    Overall
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    Oh, I love this woman's stories and this one is no different. A strong, witty, beautiful and smart woman wins the the black heart of the scoundrel. This is a historical, heartwarming romance that a few bloggers gave their best narration of the year award to and I agree, fabulous narration by Ms. Reading!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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