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Lori Hanson

Civil War Nut LH

Eau Claire, WI | Member Since 2012

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  • 23 reviews
  • 87 ratings
  • 161 titles in library
  • 10 purchased in 2015
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  • Colters' Woman: Colter's Legacy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Maya Banks
    • Narrated By Freddie Bates
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (679)
    Performance
    (630)
    Story
    (633)

    Adam, Ethan, and Ryan aren't looking for women. They're looking for a woman. One woman they know will share their lives and their beds. They're losing hope they'll find her, that is until Adam discovers Holly lying in the snow just yards from their cabin. Adam knows she's the one the minute he holds her in his arms, and as soon as his brothers see her, they know it too. The only problem is convincing Holly of that fact - and protecting her from the danger of her past.

    CAROLYN says: "A MENAGE FOR 4 - BUT BE WARNED"
    "Maybe not realistic, but . . ."
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    Would you listen to Colters' Woman again? Why?

    Yes. It's a great fantasy. One woman with three men who dote on her, protect her and rock her world. I read another review that scoffed at how quickly the relationship fell into place, but I look at it as a modern fairytale. Sometimes a person just needs an escape and this book provides it. I gave it four stars because I would have liked more background on the men's family dynamics through the generations. Hoping that's coming in subsequent books. Or maybe that would have detracted from the fantasy. Bottom line is I'd definitely recommend this one as a good escape from reality . . . and the hot sex sure doesn't hurt!


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  • Tangled: The Tangled Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Emma Chase
    • Narrated By Sebastian York
    Overall
    (1609)
    Performance
    (1495)
    Story
    (1502)

    Drew Evans is handsome and arrogant, he makes multimillion dollar business deals and seduces New York’s most beautiful women with just a smile. So why has he been shuttered in his apartment for seven days, miserable and depressed? He’ll tell you he has the flu. But we all know that’s not really true. Katherine Brooks is brilliant, beautiful and ambitious. When Kate is hired as the new associate at Drew’s father’s investment banking firm, every aspect of the dashing playboy’s life is thrown into a tailspin.

    CAC says: "Brilliant!!!!"
    "Glad I took a chance!"
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    Any additional comments?

    Based on some of the more negative reviews, I was a little wary of buying this. So I ordered the paperback online from the library to check it out first. Well, it went on sale before the paperback was available so I went ahead and bought it. It was worth it! I love Sebastian's voice and I'm not turned off by the guy talk. I was raised with two older brothers so I overheard a lot of conversations between them and their friends. Anyway, the hero is a hound dog, but sometimes a reformed rake makes the best husband. It's refreshing to get the guy's point of view once in a while. I can see me buying the rest of the books in the series.

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  • Rock Chick

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Kristen Ashley
    • Narrated By Susannah Jones
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1209)
    Performance
    (1122)
    Story
    (1136)

    Indy Savage is a former wild child (okay, maybe not so "former") and current used-bookstore owner. Lee Nightingale is a former bad boy and now runs a private investigation service. Toss together a quiet barista with a not-so-lawful side-business, a crazy Vietnam Vet, a pothead, a drag queen, family and friends who will not mind their own business, a few stun guns, and a bag of diamonds, and mix them all up with some shootings, a high-speed chase and car bombs exploding, then hang on for your first wild Rock Chick ride.

    karen says: "A Rockin story"
    "Very entertaining"
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    Any additional comments?

    I liked the narrator (new to me). Felt like she really sold the Rock Chick persona. I had a little trouble remembering who everybody was, but I also bought the Kindle book so I could double-check there. Also, I'm sure I'll be listening to it again and buying more books in the series so the characters will become more familiar to me. I'm glad I took a chance on this one!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tall, Dark, and Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Tate Hallaway
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (580)
    Performance
    (520)
    Story
    (516)

    Recovering witch Garnet Lacey owns Wisconsin's premier occult bookstore. And a fringe benefit of the job is getting customers like Sebastian Von Traum - piercing brown eyes, a sexy accent, and a killer body. The only thing missing is an aura. Which means he's dead. And that means trouble - something Garnet's a sucker for....

    Amy J says: "Tall, Dark, Dead & Poorly Edited"
    "Great story, great performance"
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    Any additional comments?

    I loved the story and the narrator (I've bought most of Molly Harper's books with Amanda narrating and she's one of my faves). For the first time, there was trouble with the quality of an Audible recording. Chapter 4 had problems with words overlapping and hesitation in narration. Since I hadn't read the reviews before I bought the book, I thought the problem was with my computer (even though it's never happened with a book before). Guess the problem was with the audio editing, judging from other reviews. I'll still get the middle books in the series as I bought the fourth book first and had no trouble with it. So the bottom line is the overall rating had nothing to do with the writing and the narrating. Just reflects the audio editing issues with chapter 4. I'll still listen to it again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beat of the Heart: Runaway Train Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Katie Ashley
    • Narrated By Justine O. Keef, Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (120)
    Performance
    (114)
    Story
    (115)

    After years of bad relationships and a cheating ex-fiancé, 28-year-old Mia Martinelli prefers healing her patients' hearts on the Cardiac Care floor rather than risking having her heart broken again. But that all comes to a screeching halt when caring for the head roadie for Runaway Train puts her into the orbit of drummer and Latin lover A. J. Resendiz. After a scorching weekend of steamy passion, Mia's intention of getting out with her heart unscathed is challenged by the stud with the wicked sense of humor, especially when he wants to continue seeing her.

    Katie says: "Great book if you can get past the self-hate"
    "Better than the first book in the series"
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    Any additional comments?

    The narrators were good, but in the first book, AJ spoke with an accent. That was off and on in this book. Still, these are good narrators and I'd gladly listen to them on other books, as well. I bought both the Kindle version and the Audible version, and the writing was an improvement over the first book. This one was better edited and I liked the way the characters related to each other. AJ was more mature, new what he wanted and went for it. He's constantly reassuring Mia; sweet really. I can see myself listening to this one again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Captivated by You: Crossfire Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Sylvia Day
    • Narrated By Jill Redfield, Jeremy York
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1242)
    Performance
    (1125)
    Story
    (1120)

    Gideon calls me his angel, but he's the miracle in my life. My gorgeous, wounded warrior, so determined to slay my demons while refusing to face his own. The vows we'd exchanged should have bound us tighter than blood and flesh. Instead they opened old wounds, exposed pain and insecurities, and lured bitter enemies out of the shadows. I felt him slipping from my grasp, my greatest fears becoming my reality, my love tested in ways I wasn't sure I was strong enough to bear.

    Ex-Student says: "What... what?!?!?"
    "More positive than negative"
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    Any additional comments?

    After scanning some of the lower-rated reviews, I can't agree. This story continues along the same vein as the previous books. Yes, there was more drama than action, but it kept me emotionally invested in the characters. I can't say it was my favorite so far, but still worth the credit and repeat listening. I've listened to the first three many times and tend to do this with series that I like. I'm sure when the next book comes out, I will have listened to this one several times, too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Music of the Heart: Runaway Train Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Katie Ashley
    • Narrated By Justine O. Keef, Mason Lloyd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (244)
    Performance
    (228)
    Story
    (229)

    For Abby Renard, the plan was supposed to be simple - join her brothers' band on the last leg of their summer tour and decide if she's finally ready for the limelight. Of course, she never imagined that stumbling onto the wrong tour bus at Rock Nation would accidentally land her in the bed of Jake Slater, the notorious womanizing lead singer of Runaway Train. When he mistakes her for one of his groupies, Abby quickly lets him know she sure as hell isn't in his bed on purpose.

    Jordy says: "I have a huge weakness for rock star romances!"
    "Narration version better than Kindle"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I usually like my heroes to see the object of their affection and stop in their tracks (no other woman will do). This hero was a little more flawed than I like.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Probably.


    Any additional comments?

    Overall, the story was okay. I was reading the Kindle version while I was listening to the Audible version. I've listened to several books narrated by Justine so she alone would have saved this book for me. It seemed like the sentences were cleaned up for the Audible version; otherwise, I would have asked for my money back. I don't understand how the editing could have been so bad when the author taught middle-school and high-school English for 11 years.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • How to Run with a Naked Werewolf

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2209)
    Performance
    (2050)
    Story
    (2030)

    Anna Moder has just witnessed a shooting, seen her car pulverized, and rescued a wounded stranger - only to discover he's really a werewolf. And by her recent standards, things are actually looking up. Lycanthropes don't faze Anna. Doctoring a wolf pack outside Grundy, Alaska, is the closest thing to home life she's known in years. But hitching a ride to Anchorage with long-absent pack member Caleb Graham - that's a risk. Part of her itches to whack his nose with a newspaper. The rest is trying unsuccessfully to keep her own paws off every delicious inch of him.

    Hassan says: "A Refreshing Book & Funny too!!!"
    "Meatier "Naked" Book"
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    Any additional comments?

    I put off ordering this third installment in the Naked Werewolf series; in part because I didn't like the second book as much as the first (which I've listened to many, many times). Also, from some of the reviews, I thought the content might be too serious for me. Well, there were some laughs along the way; though not as many as the first book. On a more serious note, I thought the parts dealing with domestic violence were well-written and realistic (at least in my experience). I'm on my third time through and can see myself listening to it again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Better Homes and Hauntings

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1727)
    Performance
    (1602)
    Story
    (1607)

    When Nina Linden is hired to landscape a private island off the New England coast, she sees it as her chance to rebuild her failing business after being cheated by her unscrupulous ex. She never expects that her new client, software mogul Deacon Whitney, would see more in her than just a talented gardener. Deacon has paid top dollar to the crews he’s hired to renovate the desolate Whitney estate - he had to, because the bumps, thumps, and unexplained sightings of ghostly figures in 19th-century dress are driving workers away faster than he can say “Boo.”

    Jonathan says: "Would I let (ok, want) my daughter to marry a ..."
    "Great mystery!"
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    What does Amanda Ronconi bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I love listening to Amanda! Just reading the book is fine, but I tend to think in a straight voice. When you have Amanda narrating, it's more interesting, ie, different tones for different characters and extra drama in her voice.


    Any additional comments?

    I like a book that I can't figure out right away. This one kept me guessing and the clues just kept on coming. The paranormal elements were frightening enough (as is appropriate for this type of book), but not to where I couldn't sleep after reading it. The chemistry between the two couples brought together to complete the renovations of Crane's Nest was great, too. Other reviewers were correct that there might not have been as much snarky humor as we're used to from Molly Harper, but there was still enough to add a few chuckles here and there. Well done Molly!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Werewolf in Denver: A Wild about You Novel, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Vicki Lewis Thompson
    • Narrated By Abby Craden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (166)
    Performance
    (148)
    Story
    (149)

    When Denver-based Were blogger and founder of Honoring Our Werewolf Legacy (HOWL) Kate Stillman agrees to take on political "bad boy" Duncan MacDowell in a public debate about werewolf segregation, she's confident she'll sail through the challenge without letting down her guard. And what can go wrong while hanging out with the sexy Scottish founder of Werewolves Optimizing Our Future (WOOF) long enough to convince him his views on interspecies mating are mistaken?

    Lori Hanson says: "Couldn't quite get into this one"
    "Couldn't quite get into this one"
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    Any additional comments?

    I liked the narration and it was a light, easy listen. It didn't grab me as much as the first two books in the series, but it was worth the credit and I'm sure I'll listen to it again. I think I might have gotten into it more if I were into Twitter, but occasional Facebook visits are as far as I go.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sinners at the Altar: Sinners on Tour, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Olivia Cunning
    • Narrated By Justine O. Keef
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (223)
    Performance
    (205)
    Story
    (211)

    When Sinners tie the knot, things don't always go as planned. Lead guitarist Brian Sinclair may have finally won Professor Myrna Evans heart and her consent to wed, but being part of a high-maintenance band might just ruin his long-anticipated wedding day and steamy wedding night. Will the couple ever find a moment's peace or are some things more important than a night of uninhibited love-making?

    karen says: "Brought me back to the Addictive Sinners world :)"
    "Great finishing touches"
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    Any additional comments?

    I read other reviews that thought this book was a little disappointing, but I'm glad I bought it. I agree that a couple of the epilogues seemed a little drawn out, but still, nice to get POVs that we didn't get with the original books. Also, Jace and Aggie's epilogue kept me on the edge of my seat. Loved the paranormal twist. Can't wait to get the finishing touches to Trey's story!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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