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Meghan

SILVER SPRING, MD, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • The Many Sins of Lord Cameron: Highland Pleasures, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Jennifer Ashley
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (635)
    Performance
    (587)
    Story
    (591)

    A renowned rake, Cameron Mackenzie doesn't care if Ainsley Douglas has a virtuous excuse for sneaking around his bedchamber. He only cares that she's at his mercy. One kiss at a time, he plans to seduce her. But what starts out as a lusty diversion may break Cam's own rules.

    Katheryne says: "Perfect Regency Romance"
    "Victorian romance and a great narrator"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Many Sins of Lord Cameron to be better than the print version?

    I did whisper-sync for the first time and I have to admit I missed the narration. It's that good.


    What other book might you compare The Many Sins of Lord Cameron to and why?

    This is the third book in the Mackenzie Family/ highland pleasures series. I started with the first one and liked the family so much I wanted them to all get their HEA. I'm on the last one now.


    Which character – as performed by Angela Dawe – was your favorite?

    I think the great thing about the narrator is that she creates good varied voices for the characters. In the series? I'd have to say Isabella from the second book.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    It's my listen to while working book so I saved it for those days and times. Although several times I was listening on the way home and had to set the "stop at chapter end" on my iPhone app to keep from listening all night.


    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • A Little Night Magic

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Lucy March
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1277)
    Performance
    (1172)
    Story
    (1161)

    Olivia Kiskey needs a change. She’s been working at the same Nodaway Falls, New York, waffle house since she was a teenager; not a lot of upward mobility there. She’s been in love with Tobias, the cook, for the last four years; he's never made a move. Intent on shaking things up, Olivia puts her house on the market, buys a one-way ticket to Europe, and announces her plans to her friends - but then she meets Davina Granville, a strange and mystical Southern woman....

    Elizabeth says: "Not quite Molly Harper, but not bad.."
    "Not Harper & Ronconi but still good"
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    If you need a little something to tide you over until the next Molly Harper book comes, out this would be a good pick. In the same genre of fantasy in a contemporary setting, the book is funny and sweet but not great. I'd say it's credit worthy for Ronconi's performance alone.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Childhood's End

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated By Eric Michael Summerer, Robert J. Sawyer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3202)
    Performance
    (2207)
    Story
    (2244)

    The Overlords appeared suddenly over every city - intellectually, technologically, and militarily superior to humankind. Benevolent, they made few demands: unify earth, eliminate poverty, and end war. With little rebellion, humankind agreed, and a golden age began.

    A User says: "Food for Thought"
    "amazingly thought provoking after 50+ years"
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    I don't normally read classic science fiction, but this is a classic and I needed something different. Boy did I get something different. This is essentially the story of the end of the world. But it's not all sad. I highly recommend this classic sci-fi novel to anyone who's ever watched 2001 a Space Odyssey and gotten it. Or even sort of got it. The narration I thought was very well done. As for the story itself those who like character driven stories will be a little disappointed. But those who love plot twists are in for a treat.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Taking

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Kimberly Derting
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (41)

    When 16-year-old Kyra Agnew wakes up behind a Dumpster at the Gas 'n' Sip, she has no memory of how she got there. With a terrible headache and a major case of déjà vu, she heads home only to discover that five years have passed…yet she hasn't aged a day. Everything else about Kyra's old life is different. Her parents are divorced, her boyfriend, Austin, is in college and dating her best friend, and her dad has changed from an uptight neat-freak to a drunken conspiracy theorist who blames her five-year disappearance on little green men.

    Howard says: "Disappearance, return, young love, pursuit & more"
    "Good but unfinished"
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    This is apparently (at least I hope so) going to be a series. The author did a good job of more or less wrapping up the main story of this book while keeping questions open for the sequel. I wish she had tied up a few more loose ends though. I'm not a big fan of having so many open questions at the end of a book regardless of whether it will be a series or not. I was quite impressed by the narration of Tavia Gilbert. I'd not listened to her performances before. She's most definately going on my "good narrator" list. Is this credit worthy? Sure. But I'd wait until at least the next book comes out.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • A Good and Useful Hurt

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Aric Davis
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (199)
    Performance
    (175)
    Story
    (175)

    Mike is a tattoo artist running his own shop, and Deb is the piercing artist he hires to round out his studio’s motley crew of four. The last either expects is romance, but that’s what they get as they follow their off-kilter careers and love lives into complete and total disaster. When Mike follows a growing trend and tattoos the ashes of deceased loved ones into several customers’ tattoos, he has no idea that it will one day provide the solution - and solace - he will sorely need.

    C. Sorensen says: "Good enough to kill time, but that's about it"
    "unique twist and awesome narrator"
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    I checked with my best friend who’s an amazingly talented tattoo artist and apparently, it’s completely possible to mix ashes in with the ink. I thought using this idea as the starting point for the novel was one of the most unique ideas I've come across in a novel lately. I don't want to give anyway anything from the story but it's an awesome and realistic view of this unique subculture with a great paranormal twist. Memorial tattoos are bittersweet for the artist and client both. It truly is a good and useful hurt.

    The narration was awesome as always with Luke Daniels. He's one of my favorite male narrators. He does very distinct voices for each character and the women actually sound like women. I highly recommend him as a narrator and this book in particular. Very credit worthy.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Nickel Plated

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Aric Davis
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    Overall
    (140)
    Performance
    (128)
    Story
    (132)

    Nickel is a survivor. Raised by the state in abusive foster homes, he escapes at the age of ten to live his life the way his father wanted him to: not as a civilian, but as a warrior. Nickel pays his way by blackmailing pedophiles he tracks down online, selling marijuana to high school students, and working as a private investigator in between. Money talks, but for kids, Nickel works for free. This time, it’s Arrow, a beautiful high school girl, who needs help.

    Justin says: "Well worth checking out"
    "The world needs more people like Nickel"
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    While this may be marketed as a Young Adult novel, Nickel Plated is a great read for anyone. A nice change of pace from the vampires and dystopion novels that have saturated that category as of late. I don't normally give out such high marks across the board for an author I've never erad before but this one deserves them. By no means a lengthy story its still rich in characters and moving. The narrator Nick Podehl is a new one for me and I thought he did a comendable job on the variety of voices, accents, and ages.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • A Shiver of Light: Merry Gentry, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Laurell K. Hamilton
    • Narrated By Charlotte Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (440)
    Performance
    (406)
    Story
    (413)

    Merry Gentry pretends to be human. She moved to Los Angeles and began working as a private investigator at Grey's Detective Agency. But all of this is just a disguise; in fact she is a princess of faerie, her real name is Meredith Nic Essus, and she had to flee the Dark Court of Faerie because of attempts on her life. In order to inherit her rightful crown, Merry needed to conceive an heir, a notoriously difficult task for the slow-reproducing Fey. In the 2009 novel Divine Misdemeanors, Merry had finally achieved that goal - and fans have been kept waiting all this time to find out what happens!

    Dee says: "Narration not for me"
    "Much Anticipated and Kinda Disappointed"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would recomment the series and this book on paper but not on audio. The inconsistant narrators (3 in 9 books) who don't know how to pronounce character names is kinda annoying.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Charlotte Hill’s performances?

    Probably not. She's going on my not so great narrator list. She pronouced names wrong, her accents didn't make sense for the characters. Prior books are very explicit in the accents of the characters, but apprently she didn't get that memo.


    Any additional comments?

    There are a lot of people who love to hate this series and the author for that matter. Do I think she could edit and keep track of her work better? Sure. But most of the problems I have could be solved with a better editor and publisher. I think in paricular to this series they could have gotten a better narrator. That being said I really enjoy this series. It's nice to have a book where characters talk about the Goddess. The pagan theme in modern times is a refreshing change.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • When She Woke

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Hillary Jordan
    • Narrated By Heather Corrigan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (278)
    Performance
    (239)
    Story
    (238)

    Hannah Payne awakens to a nightmare. She is lying on a table in a bare room, covered only by a paper gown, with cameras broadcasting her every move to millions at home. She is now a convicted criminal, and her skin color has been genetically altered. Her crime, according to the State of Texas: the murder of her unborn child, whose father she refuses to name. Her color: red. The color of newly shed blood.

    Amy says: "A Thoughtful Dystopia"
    "A World Without Choice"
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    When She Woke is a dystopian novel that takes place after the "scourge", a virus that causes the majority of women to become infertile. In response, fundamentalist religious groups get Roe v. Wade overturned and abortions are now illegal. It's a frightening vision of a future where to be “other” is bad and where the right to control your body is taken away. Many readers will see similarities to The Scarlet Letter and The Handmaids Tale, but it is its own novel and tells the familiar story in a new way.

    I rather enjoyed the narrator, Heather Corrigan; I thought she did a great job with the diversity of voices and accents. I highly recommend this book and it’s definitely credit worthy.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Highlander Taken

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Juliette Miller
    • Narrated By Gemma Johansson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (126)
    Performance
    (113)
    Story
    (117)

    To secure her family's alliance with the powerful Clan Mackenzie, Stella Morrison has no choice but to wed the notorious Kade Mackenzie. Unable to ignore the whispers that surround him, she resigns herself to a marriage in name only. Yet as the fierce warrior strips away Stella's doubt one seductive touch at a time, burgeoning desire forces her to question all she holds as truth. Leading a rebellious army should have been Kade's greatest challenge... but conquering the heart of his reluctant bride becomes an all-consuming need.

    ~~ DARA ~~ says: "Wow! I wasn't expecting this much sensuality!"
    "Snooze Fest"
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    I've never not liked the main character as much as I didn't like Stella. Maybe it was the fact the entire story is written in first person. It's like listening to a really long letter by a naive and milquetoast with no passion. The only saving grace is the narration. Gemma Johansson did a great job with a nice Scottish accent (both male and female). She did an amazing job considering the script.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Suspect

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4264)
    Performance
    (3794)
    Story
    (3793)

    LAPD cop Scott James is not doing so well, not since a shocking nighttime assault by unidentified men killed his partner, Stephanie, nearly killed him, and left him enraged, ashamed, and ready to explode. He is unfit for duty - until he meets his new partner. Maggie is not doing so well, either. The German shepherd survived three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan sniffing explosives before she lost her handler to an IED and sniper attack, and her PTSD is as bad as Scott’s. They are each other’s last chance.

    Jacqueline says: "Gripping Page Turner!!"
    "One of the BEST books of the year"
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    I LOVED this book. Fair warning, have a box of tissues for chapter one. The story of two broken but not down officers, one a LAPD officer, the other a retired marine who happens to be a German shepherd. Maggie, the K-9, lost her handler/partner to a suicide bomber in Afghanistan. Scott lost his partner in brutal shooting. They find redemption in each other and become stronger for it. The narration is amazing. The writing is moving. I thought the way some of the story was from Maggie's perspective was great and seemed very true if you've ever had a dog. The first chapter covers the bombing in Afghanistan where Maggie looses her handler. I made the mistake of listening to it in the car. I cried so much that I had to wait 30 minutes in the home depot parking lot until my blotchy crying face went away. Truly one of the most moving chapters I've ever read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Sinner: The Return of the Highlanders, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Margaret Mallory
    • Narrated By Derek Perkins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (193)
    Performance
    (176)
    Story
    (178)

    Alex MacDonald is known for his skill as a warrior, his prowess with women, and his vow to never take a wife. But now his chieftain has asked him to make the ultimate sacrifice: Wed Glynis MacNeil, a lass famed throughout the Highlands for her exquisite beauty - and defiant ways. Familiar with heartbreak, Glynis refuses to fall for another handsome scoundrel. Yet when Alex's past sins force an unlikely union, Glynis gives in to temptation and becomes his wife. Will their passion be strong enough to fight the enemy?

    Candateshia Pafford says: "Great Sequal.. one of the best Highlander series!"
    "Great Performance, Great Book"
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    This is the second in the series and it didn't diappoint. The narrator does and AWESOME job with the Gaelic which is why I think this entire series is credit worthy. For a male narrator he does very good and varied female voices. He's the best male narrator for the romance genre that I've found so far. As far as the story goes, I really liked the main characters in this book. Glynis and Alex are both very likable. Alex is the "bad boy" of the 4 friends the series is based on but you can't help liking him. The writer also doesn't ignore the secondary characters and they can sometimes outshine the leads. I particularly liked Claire and the "White Knight".

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful

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