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Lindsey

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  • Sleeping with the Wolf: After the Crash, Book One

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Maddy Barone
    • Narrated By Clementine Cage
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (93)
    Performance
    (87)
    Story
    (89)

    Carla is an up and coming country music star when she boards a plane for Denver in the year 2014. After the plane crashes in the year 2064 she learns that nuclear war destroyed technology and unleashed a plague that devastated the female population. Even now, decades after the plague has dwindled to isolated outbreaks, women are precious commodities to be fought for, and Carla finds herself offered as the prize in a Bride Fight.

    K. April Holgate says: "Great start to a smexy shifter series"
    "Seriously lacking"
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    Would you try another book from Maddy Barone and/or Clementine Cage?

    No.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Darkness Dawns


    What didn’t you like about Clementine Cage’s performance?

    I thought the overall performance was bad. The different voices she used were annoying, but especially her man voice.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Sleeping with the Wolf?

    I didn't really hear a good one.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't waste your time, money, credits...whatever...

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Lick: Stage Dive, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Kylie Scott
    • Narrated By Andi Arndt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1320)
    Performance
    (1238)
    Story
    (1242)

    Waking up in Vegas was never meant to be like this. Evelyn Thomas' plans for celebrating her 21st birthday in Las Vegas were big. Huge. But she sure never meant to wake up on the bathroom floor with a hangover to rival the black plague, a very attractive half-naked tattooed man in her room, and a diamond on her finger large enough to scare King Kong. Now if she could just remember how it all happened.One thing is certain, being married to one of the hottest rock stars on the planet is sure to be a wild ride.

    Jordy says: "4.5 Lickable Rock Stars!"
    "Sex, sex, sex...and a pretty good story in between"
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    Would you try another book from Kylie Scott and/or Andi Arndt?

    No, there was just too much sex for my taste.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Kylie Scott? Why or why not?

    As I just mentioned, no, not unless it was a Young Adult book or something I can safely guess is a lot cleaner than this story. There was a LOT of sex in this book, the F word was used often too. That's a turn off for me.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I didn't really have a problem with the narrator, I just felt like it could have been better. Every once in a while she seemed a little monotone to me, but not often enough to really get on my nerves or anything. I don't know...she wasn't bad, she wasn't great, just kind of so/so.


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    I actually really liked the story, the romance was pretty good, I just don't think sex equals romance. I get that people in love (and often not in love, let's face it) have sex, but I just think there's more to a great romance than that. I prefer to be led to that scene, kind of have it implied, and then let's go on with some actual plot line!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rogue

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Gina Damico
    • Narrated By Jessica Almasy
    Overall
    (271)
    Performance
    (241)
    Story
    (245)

    Lex, a teenage Grim Reaper, has the power to damn souls - and it’s getting out of control. Her boyfriend, Driggs, is dead - sort of. She’s a fugitive, on the run from the maniacal new mayor of Croak and the townspeople who want to see her pay the price for her misdeeds. Uncle Mort rounds up the Junior Grims to flee Croak once again, but this time they’re joined by Grotton, the most powerful Grim of all time. Their new mission is clear: Fix his mistakes, or the Afterlife will cease to exist, along with all the souls in it.

    Dave says: "And so it ends..."
    "The end of the gray trilogy… Sniff, sniff"
    Overall
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I loved all the snarky humor, sarcasm, and the storyline was great! The narration was great as well, I love the voices is that she gave for each character.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Rogue?

    I don't want to provide any spoilers, so I can't go into detail, but the ending was very memorable.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Pretty much all of the scenes between Lex and Driggs. Their little love story is so funny, I love it!


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

    Again, the ending. Can't go into it…


    Any additional comments?

    I really loved the series, I was a bit saddened by the end of it. Enough said.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • My Life Next Door

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Huntley Fitzpatrick
    • Narrated By Amy Rubinate
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (61)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
    (58)

    The Garretts are everything the Reeds are not: loud, numerous, messy, affectionate. And every day from her balcony perch, 17-year-old Samantha Reed wishes she was one of them...until one summer evening, Jase Garrett climbs her terrace and changes everything. As the two fall fiercely in love, Jase's family makes Samantha one of their own. Then in an instant, the bottom drops out of her world and she is suddenly faced with an impossible decision. Which perfect family will save her? Or is it time she saved herself?

    Allison says: "Very enjoyable!"
    "I've had better"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    The book itself wasn't bad, it just wasn't that good. I didn't enjoy the narration very much. I don't really know who this would appeal to more.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Most interesting...hmmm. Probably for me the outsiders view of people with large families. I come from a family of five kids, so not quite as big as the family in this story, but I remember being surprised in school when I told people how many siblings I had and them commenting that it was a lot. But we never really got comments from others like this family did, although I have close friends who have had that experience with their six kids. The least interesting to me... I guess maybe her relationship with her shallow little best friend. And I cringed every time they said her name. Nan, Nano, Nanny...ugh, sorry but it was annoying the way they used it.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Amy Rubinate?

    I don't know who specifically, but someone a little younger sounding and someone with a little more inflection in their voice. I thought she was a tiny bit monotone.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from My Life Next Door?

    A lot of the parts with Nan.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Into the Deep: Into the Deep Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Samantha Young
    • Narrated By Renée Chambliss
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (123)
    Performance
    (115)
    Story
    (115)

    Charley Redford was just an ordinary girl until Jake Caplin moved to her small town in Indiana and convinced her she was extraordinary. Almost from day one Jake pulled Charley into the deep and promised he was right there with her. But when a tragic incident darkened Jake's life, he waded out into the shallows and left Charley behind. Almost four years later Charley thinks she's moved on. That is until she takes a study year abroad in Edinburgh and bumps into none other than Jake Caplin...

    Jordy says: "A Second Chance At Love Story..."
    "Good story but annoying narrator"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I'm unsure. Definitely not the audio version, I do not like this narrator. I liked the story but I did think there is too much sex in it. I got frustrated with characters decisions from time to time but I still want to know what's going to happen. So all that being said, I don't know that I would recommend it to a friend yet, I think I need to see where the rest of the story goes before deciding.


    Has Into the Deep turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Not at all, I quite enjoy the genre.


    What didn’t you like about Renée Chambliss’s performance?

    Her voice is annoying. She sounds kind airheaded to me and immature. Her enunciation is fine so that's not a problem I just think it's her voice that bothers me. I had forgotten that I listened to one other story from her and really did not like her when I bought this. I did listen the whole way through so it wasn't annoying enough for me to quit, but I will not buy more books with her narration.


    Did Into the Deep inspire you to do anything?

    No


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

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Denise Grover Swank
    • Narrated By John Mierau
    Overall
    (57)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (51)

    Everything Emma Thompson owns fits in a suitcase. She moves from one roach infested motel to another. She and Jake, her five-year-old son, who can see the future, are running from the men intent on taking him. Emma will do anything to protect him, even when it means accepting the help of a stranger named Will. Jake insists she needs Will, but Emma's never needed help before. And even though she's learned to trust her son, it doesn't mean she trusts Will.

    Jill Guntur says: "Honest and Constructive Feedback"
    "Bad narration"
    Overall
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No, the reader spoke so slowly & his pronunciations were kind of annoying.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Denise Grover Swank? Why or why not?

    Yes. The story wasn't bad, I think it could actually be pretty good if I read it myself instead of listening to it.


    Would you be willing to try another one of John Mierau’s performances?

    No, in fact, I had downloaded the 2nd book before really getting into this one & I plan to return it.


    Could you see Chosen being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Possibly. Hadn't really thought of it...


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Big Bad Bite: Big Bad Bite, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Jessie Lane
    • Narrated By Chandra Skyye
    Overall
    (81)
    Performance
    (78)
    Story
    (78)

    Jenna O'Conner is not human, nor is she considered the norm for the supernatural Other community that is benevolent enough to share this world with the humans. On her first day as a member of the Wilmington Police Department's SWAT Team, Jenna runs into trouble in the form of a deadly, mouthwatering man named Adam McPhee, who is also not human. He is determined to figure out exactly what Jenna is, which could very well put her life in danger.

    Tanya says: "Great Shifter Series"
    "Absolutely awful narration!"
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    What would have made Big Bad Bite better?

    Three words...a better narrator.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The actual story itself has been great so far (I'm about 3 hours in and seriously can't take anymore!). There's been some action, a little humor, some romantic sparks...some of the essentials for me.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Oh my gosh, the men's voices were the absolute worst! They sounded like they were mentally handicapped or something, and I don't mean that as I insult to the mentally handicapped, it just sounded like such an effort to get every little word out. I can't begin to explain how annoying it is. It's....like...listening...to...a...whole...book...this...way... Can you see why that would be frustrating? Yeah, seriously, every time a man spoke! Ugh!!


    What character would you cut from Big Bad Bite?

    None of them, just Chandra Skyye.


    Any additional comments?

    Save yourself the annoyance, just download the ebook, it's much more enjoyable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Touch of Frost: Mythos Academy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Jennifer Estep
    • Narrated By Tara Sands
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (362)
    Performance
    (328)
    Story
    (334)

    My name is Gwen Frost, and I go to Mythos Academy - a school of myths, magic, and warrior whiz kids, where even the lowliest geek knows how to chop off somebody's head with a sword and Logan Quinn, the hottest Spartan guy in school, also happens to be the deadliest. But lately, things have been weird, even for Mythos. First, mean girl Jasmine Ashton was murdered in the Library of Antiquities. Then, someone stole the Bowl of Tears, a magical artifact that can be used to bring about the second Chaos War. You know, death, destruction and lots of other bad, bad things.

    Hassan says: "I'm Shocked!! It Was Really Good"
    "This one's a disappointment"
    Overall
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    What would have made Touch of Frost better?

    The author was soooooo repetitive. "The Valkyrie," "my gypsy magic," "the Amazon," etc. It was really annoying. She talked about the same things over and over and used the same phrases over and over. I also didn't really enjoy this narrator. Her voice was just kind of grating to me.


    What could Jennifer Estep have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    As mentioned above, less repetitiveness, but also this book was fairly predictable. I just don't think I'm a Jennifer Estep fan. I tried an adult fantasy book of hers and only got around 5 or 6 chapters in before quitting. Her books just don't really hook me.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I just didn't like her voice. She put enough emphasis and drama and whatnot into the reading, I just thought her voice sounded to old for Gwen. Not like an old lady voice, just too old for a teenage girl.


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

    Disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    I read so many positive reviews on this book. I don't understand how so many people enjoyed this book so much, it just wasn't for me. I typically love this genre, but this book is a dud as far as I'm concerned.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Protector

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Marliss Melton
    • Narrated By David Brenin
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (33)

    Embracing the solitude of the Blue Ridge Mountains, former Navy SEAL Ike Calhoun thought he'd left the War on Terror far behind, until he's contacted by an old friend. Now Ike's stuck shielding Eryn McClellan from ambitious federal agents and crazed jihadists. Worse, the charming, blue-eyed beauty is shattering his much-needed isolation. As Ike's restraint erodes like a mountain in a mudslide, and the FBI keeps trying to use Eryn as bait, Ike wages a one-man war to protect the woman whose passion and faith fuels him to rise above his past.

    Amazon Customer says: "not worth it"
    "Don't Bother"
    Overall
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I'm not really sure. It was more romance than suspense and I like a fair dose of both but the romance was a little too over the top cheesy to me.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Marliss Melton again?

    No. This book seems to just keep dragging on and on. There two or three time it could hav been concluded and she kept adding to it. And the plot just wasn't that great.


    What didn’t you like about David Brenin’s performance?

    His girly voice. And by that, I mean the voice he does for the female main character.


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

    Disappointment and boredom.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Edge of Oblivion: A Night Prowler Novel, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By J. T. Geissinger
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (92)
    Performance
    (79)
    Story
    (79)

    Morgan Montgomery is waiting to die. Branded a traitor by her tribe, the Ikati shape-shifter has no hope for mercy - until Jenna, the Ikati’s newly crowned queen and Morgan’s former ally, offers one last chance for redemption. Morgan must infiltrate the Rome headquarters of the Expurgari, the Ikati’s ancient enemy, to destroy them once and for all. The beautiful renegade has just a fortnight to complete her mission or forfeit her life. But she does not travel alone.…

    Candateshia Pafford says: "Not as good as book one until the end..."
    "A disappointmen after listening to the first"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No, the story was okay, the first book as better, but I found the narration annoying


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Everything was tied up nicely, it was pretty sappy/cheesy, but a happy ending and that's important to me.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Angela Dawe’s performances?

    No, I've returned an audiobook after about 10 minutes of listening to her performance and didn't pay close enough attention to realize she was the narrator for this book as well and I feel like I was listening to a female version of William Shatner with her very dramatic reading of each and every sentence. And her pronunciation! Ugh! Alejandro is pronounced "Ollie-Jon"Dro," I mean, come on! It really bugged me, if you couldn't tell.


    Did Edge of Oblivion inspire you to do anything?

    No.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • City of Heavenly Fire: The Mortal Instruments, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Cassandra Clare
    • Narrated By Jason Dohring, Sophie Turner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1298)
    Performance
    (1194)
    Story
    (1201)

    Darkness has descended on the Shadowhunter world. Chaos and destruction overwhelm the Nephilim as Clary, Jace, Simon, and their friends band together to fight the greatest evil they have ever faced: Clary's own brother. Nothing in this world can defeat Sebastian - but if they journey to the realm of demons, they just might have a chance.... Lives will be lost, love sacrificed, and the whole world will change. Who will survive the explosive sixth and final installment of the Mortal Instruments series?

    Lisa says: "Disappointing Narration for a beloved series."
    "Love this series and love this finale!"
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    What did you love best about City of Heavenly Fire?

    It seems like so many of the series that I've read/listened to have been really amazing and then for some reason, the style or flow of the last book
    changes. I was really pleased that this didn't happen with this series. It was consistently awesome! I I love the characters and the things they do, the decisions they make, are ones I can imagine making myself. And they all love so deeply and put their family and friends first. It's refreshing. And it just ended so well!


    What did you like best about this story?

    In this series, it's always Clary & Jace that I love the most. They're just so good together. Aside from that, I love the sarcasm and wit I see in the characters, particularly Jace, but Simon has his funny moments too.


    What does Jason Dohring and Sophie Turner bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I haven't listened to any of the other audiobooks from this series, but I got so excited when I saw that Jason Dohring was doing part of the narration. I just thought, Logan Echolls (Veronica Mars) & Jace...two of my favorite sarcastic characters rolled into one! Really, I wasn't exactly disappointed in Jason's performance, it just wasn't exactly what I was hoping for. I found that I enjoyed the parts that Sophie Turner read more. I always find that narrators have a different inflection on things than I do and sometimes that's frustrating because I have a different interpretation on how something would have been said by a character. I wasn't really frustrated w/ either reader, but I didn't always think their interpretation/inflection in the reading was on the money.


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

    Towards the end when they're trapped and a particular character makes a huge sacrifice. I can't say more, I don't want to spoil anything...


    Any additional comments?

    Read this book! But if you haven't read the other books in the series, start at the beginning, you won't be sorry...it's an amazing series!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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