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RayRay1974

I don't have time to sit and read, but I have plenty of time to sit and listen! :)

Texas, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • 38 reviews
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  • 286 titles in library
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  • Days of Blood & Starlight

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Laini Taylor
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    Overall
    (1071)
    Performance
    (975)
    Story
    (983)

    In this stunning sequel to the highly acclaimed Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Karou must come to terms with who and what she is, and how far she'll go to avenge her people. Filled with heartbreak and beauty, mysteries and secrets, new characters and old favorites, Days of Blood and Starlight brings the richness, color and intensity of the first book to a brand new canvas.

    Katheryne says: "No Sophomore Slump here...Just wow!"
    "Twisting Heart! Oh how I love thee!"
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    This book will wrench your heart out, make you mad and cry! What a beautiful set of characters and reflection of what it is to be a hero and a killer. Just an amazing book that makes it really hard to wait to get to the last book.

    The lesson Karou has to learn during this book is hypocrisy, but what does anyone and everyone want to do, when the people they love have died? Avenge them. So off she goes to avenge her family and remember who she is but sacrifice herself during it all?

    Just a true roller coaster rider. Amazingly written and perfectly narrated.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Found in You

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Laurelin Paige
    • Narrated By Carly Robins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (268)
    Performance
    (249)
    Story
    (254)

    Alayna Withers has only had one kind of relationship: the kind that makes her obsessive and stalker-crazy. Now that Hudson Pierce has let her into his heart, she's determined to break down the remaining walls between them so they can build a foundation that's based on more than just amazing sex. Except Hudson's not the only one with secrets. With their pasts pulling them into a web of unfounded mistrust, Alayna turns to the one person who knows Hudson the best - Celia, the woman he almost married.

    karen says: "Prepare 2 be Torn, Wrung out & Emotionally Fucked"
    "Think of something funny here...."
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    Sorry, couldn't come up with a headliner.

    This book is a continuation of the relationship for Lanie and Hudson. Now that she's moving in she has someone else set on breaking them up. Of course you don't have to throw stones very far as this series has several characters putting the odds against them, of course.

    I thought it was a lot of the same. They get in a fight, they have sex and make up for 5 minutes. Then she's upset again and they fight and have sex again. It pretty much goes like that until the climax of this story.

    I think if your looking for a lusty novel that keeps your ears and face burning, this will do it. Great series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fixed on You

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Laurelin Paige
    • Narrated By Carly Robins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (369)
    Performance
    (342)
    Story
    (343)

    Stalking and restraining orders are a thing of Alayna Wither's past. With her MBA newly in hand, she has her future figured out - move up at the nightclub she works at and stay away from any guy who might trigger her obsessive love disorder. A perfect plan. But what Alayna didn't figure on is Hudson Pierce, the new owner of the nightclub. He's smart, rich, and gorgeous - the kind of guy Alayna knows to stay away from if she wants to keep her past tendencies in check. Except, Hudson's fixed his sights on her.

    LeftyMom says: "Not so Fixed"
    "I GOT MY FIX"
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    I know a lot of people will compare this to 50 shades. But isn't that what a lot of people are looking for? Well this series and couple will not disappoint. Seeing as the 4th book in the series is the delicious twist that will set this series apart from the rest.

    Hudson. Doesn't his name really say it all? Well the only thing is the author doesn't spend any time making you wonder about him. He's always agreeable always the perfect man. Makes you go hmmmmm? But that leaves you with Lanie and all her insecurities that she has to overcome.

    If your looking for sex, this book has plenty of it. Like once, twice.. maybe three times each chapter? I may be exaggerating but there is non-stop lust fest in this book.

    The narrator is absolutely perfect for the book and she has my attention from the get go.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Searching for Moore: Needing Moore Series, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Julie A. Richman
    • Narrated By Paul Woodson
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (17)

    Sexy entrepreneur Schooner Moore receives the birthday bombshell of a lifetime - his true love, college girlfriend Mia Silver, the girl who broke his heart when she fled without even a goodbye at the end of their freshman year, has been seen on Facebook. Feisty New York City advertising agency owner Mia Silver receives a shocking and unexpected email - a Facebook friend request from first love Schooner Moore, the guy who decimated her heart and soul when he committed the ultimate betrayal.

    Linda Keillor says: "Very Touching and Emotional Story"
    "Did not like the narrator"
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    Maybe this book would be better if I just pick it up on paperback and read it without this narrators annoying and breathy voice.

    I can't even finish the book it's so horrible. There are lot's of men who could have read this book and yet I feel like the worst man was found to do the job. He reminds me of my husband when he makes fun of romance novels and talks in a tone that makes me very uncomfortable.

    The main lead is suppose to be jockey and a good looking guy. The voice here makes him sound like a complete perv who spends all his time at a computer screen looking at pictures of underage girls. He totally misses the concept of the character of this book.

    Listener Beware! UGH!!

    It's like being set up on a date by your parents and it going horribly wrong.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Maze Runner: Maze Runner, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By James Dashner
    • Narrated By Mark Deakins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3183)
    Performance
    (2712)
    Story
    (2745)

    When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he's not alone. When the lift's doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade - a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls.

    Word Nerd says: "Great Book"
    "Ready for the next book"
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    I decided to check out this book because a friend posted the trailer for the moving that is coming out next month. The preview you looked very interesting and I think this is one of those books where the movie will really bring the book to life.

    The Maze Runner starts off with a very confused Thomas being lifted up into the glade of the maze. When he wakes up he has no idea of what's going on and he's lost all his memories. He's very curious but has nagging feelings that he's been here before or knows more than his mind will let him trigger. He's no longer there a day when Teresa is sent up into the maze as well only she's unconscious. She gives them a message that this is the end of things and 50 young boys slowly start to get picked off one by one by the keepers of the maze. So they want a way out fast, only thing is when they get stung by a "Griever", their memories start to come back and they remember that the outside world is worse than what they are dealing with now.

    It's surely to be an interesting series and I am off to read book 2, where we find out more of what's happened to the outside world.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Good Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Mary Kubica
    • Narrated By Lindy Nettleton, Johnny Heller, Tom Taylorson, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (616)
    Performance
    (550)
    Story
    (555)

    Born to a prominent Chicago judge and his stifled socialite wife, Mia Dennett moves against the grain as a young inner-city art teacher. One night, Mia enters a bar to meet her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when he doesn't show, she unwisely leaves with an enigmatic stranger. With his smooth moves and modest wit, Colin Thatcher seems at first like a safe one-night stand. But following Colin home will turn out to be the worst mistake of Mia's life.

    VanDelay says: "Cheap Trick"
    "Very conflicted about this book."
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    I want to say it was good but I can't say it was great. I liked it but I didn't like it too, because the book kind of dragged in parts and I listened because I purchased the credit.

    It's weird being in a half way spot on a book. I am either all in or all out. But this book was like a maze and I like a good maze. Though parts of it were predictable and I would like to say it never hinted toward the end, but it did. If you pay attention to what her father has to say.

    All in all I liked the different character voices but when they each had to imitate the other voice it was a little weird. The detective's voice reminds me of an old classy movie voice.
    Something out the Twilight Zone.

    I think what annoyed me the most is the mother is a submissive house wife who never stands up to her husband. When she finally does of course all the damage has been done years prior.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Big Little Lies

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs)
    • By Liane Moriarty
    • Narrated By Caroline Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1771)
    Performance
    (1630)
    Story
    (1622)

    Pirriwee Public's annual school Trivia Night has ended in a shocking riot. One parent is dead. The school principal is horrified. As police investigate what appears to have been a tragic accident, signs begin to indicate that this devastating death might have been cold-blooded murder. In this thought-provoking novel, number-one New York Times best-selling author Liane Moriarty deftly explores the reality of parenting and playground politics, ex-husbands and ex-wives, and fractured families.

    Marci says: "Great story. Genius writing"
    "Great BOOK!"
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    I love Moriarty's book. They are so close to things that could actually happen. This book just makes me think how adults never really grow up from being little kids. Our drama is just packaged differently.

    This was a good book, hooks you right from the start and rolls out the story to you slowly, giving you clues you think you can guess but never seeing the ending.

    This is my second book by Moriarty, the narrator was perfect for both, couldn't stop listening.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Midnight Heir: The Bane Chronicles, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 31 mins)
    • By Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan
    • Narrated By David Oyelowo
    Overall
    (155)
    Performance
    (130)
    Story
    (137)

    Magnus thought he would never return to London, but he is lured by a handsome offer from Tatiana Blackthorn, whose plans - involving her beautiful young ward - are far more sinister than Magnus even suspects. In London at the turn of the century, Magnus finds old friends, and meets a very surprising young man... the sixteen-year-old James Herondale.

    Linda says: "Just kind of leaves you hanging."
    "Very Interesting"
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    It's always cool to get a back story or more information on past and present characters. Being a fan of Tess and Will, I really enjoyed this one. It gives you glimpse into their son, James.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Unravel Me: Shatter Me, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Tahereh Mafi
    • Narrated By Kate Simses
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (432)
    Performance
    (394)
    Story
    (397)

    Juliette has escaped to Omega Point. It is a place for people like her - people with gifts - and it is also the headquarters of the rebel resistance. She's finally free from The Reestablishment, free from their plan to use her as a weapon, and free to love Adam. But Juliette will never be free from her lethal touch. Or from Warner, who wants Juliette more than she ever thought possible.

    Black Heart Reviews (formerly GingerRead) says: "With all that I hated, I still loved it."
    "Juliet finally unravels!"
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    Yes, it takes this whole book for her to finally stop being sad, mopy and blaming herself but it's all worth it because the devil is in the house and he has her heart. Who doesn't like a girl who always falls for the bad guys. But this just means we see the other side of Warner.

    I couldn't stop listening, I got it done in less than a day. On to book 3!

    It's been a long time since I could brag so much about a narrator. They are so important!! Kate Simses makes this book amazing. I can't imagine how I would feel about this book if anyone read for me. She's perfect. Perfection.

    Favorite quote: Hell is empty and all the devils are here.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shatter Me

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Tahereh Mafi
    • Narrated By Kate Simses
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (862)
    Performance
    (781)
    Story
    (787)

    "You can't touch me," I whisper. I'm lying, is what I don't tell him. He can touch me, is what I'll never tell him. But things happen when people touch me. Strange things. Bad things. No one knows why Juliette's touch is fatal, but The Reestablishment has plans for her. Plans to use her as a weapon. But Juliette has plans of her own.

    Olwyn says: "Gasp! Freeze! Repeat. Gasp! Freeze! Repeat."
    "So happy I finally found the time to listen!"
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    Tahereh's writing is like poetry and art being painted into your brain. She is very descriptive and you can't be lost at all unless your mind is just to tired for this kind of active writing. Kate Simses voice immediately pulled me in, she was perfect for the main character and I really hope to find other books she has narrated. (Not sure if you are like me when it comes to figuring out who the narrators are but I recognized her voice and had to google her, turns out she was recently on a show called Mixology and I adored her character and her voice, more of her please!!).

    The obsession of the bad guy is a little over the top but hey, what are YA books for? :)
    I didn't know it when I first picked up this book that it would end up being like an X-men or comic book hero's. But hey, I can't wait to see where Mafi takes this.

    I am on to book two since I heard it was just as good as book one. Even though I was hooked on this book from the start, it was a little teeny boppy at times and made the book a little slow at points, but I figured it's because we are getting to know the characters. Hopefully the action is way better and more believable in book two.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • City of Heavenly Fire: The Mortal Instruments, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Cassandra Clare
    • Narrated By Jason Dohring, Sophie Turner
    Overall
    (1113)
    Performance
    (1028)
    Story
    (1031)

    Darkness has descended on the Shadowhunter world. Chaos and destruction overwhelm the Nephilim as Clary, Jace, Simon, and their friends band together to fight the greatest evil they have ever faced: Clary's own brother. Nothing in this world can defeat Sebastian - but if they journey to the realm of demons, they just might have a chance.... Lives will be lost, love sacrificed, and the whole world will change. Who will survive the explosive sixth and final installment of the Mortal Instruments series?

    Lisa says: "Disappointing Narration for a beloved series."
    "Love the narration! Great Series!"
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    I have read so man who hated the narrations. I actually enjoyed them. I guess because I know who they are. Sophie Turner from Games of Thrones and Jason Dohring from Veronica Mars. I guess since I was already a fan of them, it made it easier for me to follow their voices. I tried to go back and listen to the book before this one and I couldn't. The narration was so different it made it difficult to listen to the book all over again. So the narrations are drastic differences.

    Finally we have come to an end and it's not disappointing at all. On top of finally finishing this story, you get some closure to The Infernal Devices and then of course we are being led into the next series. So it's not really over. The story continues.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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