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Paula

Appleton, WI, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Dead Ever After: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3022)
    Performance
    (2747)
    Story
    (2762)

    Number-one New York Times best-selling author Charlaine Harris has won numerous awards for her Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire series, which has been adapted into the hit HBO show True Blood. In this 13th and final book, a murder rocks the town of Bon Temps and Sookie is arrested for the crime. After making bail, she sets out to clear her name - but her investigation only leads to more deaths.

    k says: "Bitter ending? Cleanse your palate."
    "Dissatisfied with the parade of old characters"
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    What would have made Dead Ever After better?

    This book did not read like a SVM story. I felt like I was reading fan fiction story ideas. There was a very weak plot and uninteresting side stories. Ms. Harris seems to have wanted the readers to have one last visit from many old characters even if it was forcing a contrived story line. ****Spoiler****. It was ridiculous that Copley, Marley, Steve N and more were all murderously angry with Sookie. I don't mind that Sookie ends up with Sam, but the complete dismissal of Eric's character was disappointing. He was developed as a love interest for Sookie since book 2, growing even more important to each other after the summit. The characters in Book 13 had stark differences from the rest if the series. It was as if someone else wrote the book or that Ms Harris was sick of writing these stories and just wanted to end it. I would have been happier if she had stopped at 12 or maybe even earlier.


    What was most disappointing about Charlaine Harris’s story?

    She developed Eric and then threw the character away without at realistic break up and good bye.


    Which character – as performed by Johanna Parker – was your favorite?

    Diantha! Her fast talk makes me laugh.


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

    Frustrated and disappointed.


    29 of 32 people found this review helpful
  • Long Hard Ride: Rough Riders, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Lorelei James
    • Narrated By Rebecca Estrella
    Overall
    (220)
    Performance
    (201)
    Story
    (206)

    One lucky woman…three sexy cowboys…she's in for the ride of her life! Channing Kinkaid itches for a change; a wild western adventure with an untamed man. Determined to shed her inhibitions and embrace the steamier, seamier side of life, she sets her sights on hooking up with a real chaps-and-spurs-wearing cowboy. Enter Colby McKay - bull rider, saddle bronc buster and calf roper. From the moment he sets lust-filled eyes on the sweet and fiery Channing, he knows he's found the woman who's up to the challenge of cutting loose.

    karen says: "Slapping my Ears to put the Fire Out, It's So Hot!"
    "Stupid! Had to stop listening."
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    What disappointed you about Long Hard Ride?

    It had very little story at all....just sex. I can't believe that a supposedly smart woman would be this stupid and shallow.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Wicked Intent: Bound Hearts, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Lora Leigh
    • Narrated By Clarissa Knightly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (26)

    Control has meant everything to Tally Raines. Control of the office she ran as Jesse Wyman's secretary, and now control of Lucian Conover's office as well. But Lucian isn't content to be controlled by his fiery secretary. As a matter of fact, Lucian thinks she needs to loosen up and let the sexy, sensual woman hiding beneath her cool exterior free. And he will dare her to do just that... with a little help.

    Christine says: "My favorite book in the series"
    "Narrator almost ruined it."
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No. I only finished the book because It was the only new book I had, not because I was hooked by the story. The narrator made the female lead character sound whiny and sing-song all of the time. It seemed wrong for the character. Very annoying.


    Has Wicked Intent turned you off from other books in this genre?

    I don't think I will listen to any more in this series or with this narrator.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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