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Melanie Steward

......like reading or listening more than watching t.v.

Member Since 2007

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  • 52 ratings
  • 273 titles in library
  • 19 purchased in 2014
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  • Tigers and Devils

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Sean Kennedy
    • Narrated By Paul Morey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (85)
    Performance
    (78)
    Story
    (80)

    The most important things in Simon Murray’s life are football, friends, and film - in that order. His friends despair of him ever meeting someone, but despite his loneliness, Simon is cautious about looking for more. Then his best friends drag him to a party, where he barges into a football conversation and ends up defending the honour of star forward Declan Tyler - unaware that the athlete is present. In that first awkward meeting, neither man has any idea they will change each other's lives forever.

    stephanie says: "i loved the story but not the narrator. Sorry."
    "Nice read but too long for my taste ."
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes


    Would you be willing to try another book from Sean Kennedy? Why or why not?

    Sure


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Paul Morey?

    With Dreamspinner press you have no choice.......


    Did Tigers and Devils inspire you to do anything?

    Googled the subject matter .


    Any additional comments?

    The story was cool but could have been told in 7 hours not 14.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Dance

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Teodora Kostova
    • Narrated By Todd Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Making big plans for the future is not in his nature - Jared is content with his single status and enjoying all the benefits of that lifestyle. He doesn't even realise something is missing in his life. Until he meets Fenix. Fenix Bergman has a dream - to perform on Broadway. When he gets offered the lead role in Poison - a new musical based in London, he accepts, immediately recognising the huge potential of the show.

    Melanie Steward says: "A breath of fresh air."
    "A breath of fresh air."
    Overall
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    Story
    Where does Dance rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I'd say in the top ten. The narration breaths new life into a story I've read countless times. made it seem like I was reading it for the first time.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dance?

    For me it was when Fenix decides not to wait for the future and tell Jared he still loves him.


    What does Todd Smith bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I just liked his voice.


    Any additional comments?

    I would have liked to see this story at least nominated for the rainbow awards in the category of best cover and best Romance.I was Very happy see there was an audio version of this book and hope MASK will be in audio as well.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Bared to You: A Crossfire Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Sylvia Day
    • Narrated By Jill Redfield
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4530)
    Performance
    (4108)
    Story
    (4124)

    "Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness… He was beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I’d never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily…Gideon knew. He had demons of his own. And we would become the mirrors that reflected each other’s most private wounds…and desires."

    CAROLYN says: "TOUCHING & EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER OF PASSION"
    "House Wife Porn"
    Overall
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would If they are looking for a something smutty


    Did Jill Redfield do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    I hated Gideon's voice. Think she was trying too hard to sound male.


    Any additional comments?

    I know a lot of people are saying then like this better than Fifty shades and I agree it was written better but there was nothing original about this story to me.

    12 of 18 people found this review helpful

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