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  • The Dragon Factory: The Joe Ledger Novels, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Jonathan Maberry
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2063)
    Performance
    (1807)
    Story
    (1809)

    In The Dragon Factory, Ledger and his team from the Department of Military Sciences square off against two separate groups of corrupt scientists. The beautiful but twisted Jakoby Twins are creating transgenic monsters and genetically enhanced mercenaries for sale to the highest bidder. Their father, who takes evil to an entirely new level, is using cutting-edge science to complete the Nazi master-race program.

    crazybatcow says: "Without the lectures, it's a decent action novel"
    "Not usually into grizzly? This will change you."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Interesting in an 'out there' way, gritty and amazingly narrated.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Joe Ledger - how can you even ask. He is your basic all American who hasn't forgotten how attractive modest can be; hilarious at times; not to be missed.


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

    Great narration can make an OK book just as poor narration can kill a great one. Ray Porter enhances every book I've listened to w/ his narration. He does it all - his accents and American dialects are excellent - women too which is not an easy feat.I now look for his narration and will try an author I an unfamiliar with simply because Mr. Porter will bring out the best in it.


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

    Both - laughing and crying.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't miss this series. Wild storyline, great narrator.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lord of Darkness

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs)
    • By Elizabeth Hoyt
    • Narrated By Emma Taylor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (209)
    Performance
    (190)
    Story
    (191)

    Since the death of his first wife, Godric St. John has devoted his nights to protecting the innocent of London disguised as the notorious Ghost of St. Giles. When Lord Griffin Reading discovers Godric's secret double life he presents him with an offer he can't refuse, and Godric finds himself married to a young - and pregnant - stranger. Two years ago Lady Margaret "Megs" Reading lost both her lover and her unborn child - but not before being forced into a marriage of convenience with Godric St. John....

    J-9 says: "BRING BACK ASHFORD MCNAB - PLEASE!!!"
    "New narrator who tries to imitate earlier narrator"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made Lord of Darkness better?

    The story is good. The narrator isn't. Ashford McNab who narrated the earlier books in this series would have helped a lot. Although it sounds as though she actually is attempting to imitate McNab's style and voice. A failure. Drat.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Lord of Darkness?

    Can't tell you - haven't finished it.


    What didn’t you like about Emma Taylor’s performance?

    She attempts to drawl out her words and ruined scenes that might have been nice. I'll have to read the book to find out. Her technique spoiled a lot of it.


    What character would you cut from Lord of Darkness?

    I'll let you know when I finish the book - haven't bought the wood ware version yet and can't convice myself to listen to the rest.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't spend a credit on it. Read the book to avoid a poor narrator.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Fancy Pants

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Susan Elizabeth Phillips
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (569)
    Performance
    (310)
    Story
    (309)

    For Francesca Day, it's not the end of her world, but close to it. She's London-bred, wealthy, and sophisticated, but fate leaves her flat broke and stranded on a back road in Texas. Now she's got to deal with reality without her rich girl props. How can she do it? In Dallas Beaudine, gritty and handsome, lies the answer. He stops his car to help Francesca, whose life needs a tune-up, as well as her car. Stopping could lead to the biggest mistake, or best time, ever.

    Donna A says: "Unlikable Main Character"
    "Don't do it!"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    If you are obsessed w/ the history of the characters.


    What was most disappointing about Susan Elizabeth Phillips’s story?

    It is difficult to believe that the author of


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

    Anna Field's narration is the perfect example of how an awesome narrator can only marginally help an awful book. Ocassionally a great narrator can really save a so-so book. But even Ms. Field couldn't pull this loser out of the mire.


    What character would you cut from Fancy Pants?

    Characters weren't the problem. It was the depressing aspect of the story that did it - no one is that dumb. Maybe SEP was having real life problems and delt them by venting in the book. Good therapy just not a good read.


    Any additional comments?

    I drive two hours every day to work so I listen to a lot of books. Every other SEP book I've read thus far has been an upbeat, entertaining experience -

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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