Call anytime(888) 283-5051
 

You no longer follow Regina

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Regina

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Regina

Believer in what you can't see

SOUTHINGTON, CONNECTICUT, United States | Member Since 2010

48
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 144 reviews
  • 153 ratings
  • 298 titles in library
  • 18 purchased in 2014
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
6

  • Beauty Awakened: Angels of the Dark, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Gena Showalter
    • Narrated By Max Bellmore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (262)
    Performance
    (244)
    Story
    (243)

    His name is Koldo. He is scarred, powerful, his control legendary - and he lives only for vengeance against the angel who viciously removed his wings. But if he yields to the forces of hatred, he will be eternally damned. Nicola Lane was born with a defective heart, yet this fragile human shows surprising strength as demons stalk her every move, determined to end her. She is the key to Koldo' deliverance...and his downfall.

    CAROLYN says: "Awesomelicious - it's happy & sad as good vs bad"
    "Better than the first book"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Beauty Awakened again? Why?

    Yes, I am actually listening to it now. I found the story intriguing and wanted to see what I missed.


    What other book might you compare Beauty Awakened to and why?

    This book reminds me of some of the "Lord of the Underworld," stories. It has the same tension and adventure. However, I found the couple more cordial with each other than in the other series.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Nicola became a sentential and fought to save Koldo.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Nicola had to let her sister Lala go, she knew that there was no guarantee that the water of life would bring her around to believing in Demons and living a more positive life would help her.


    Any additional comments?

    I cannot wait to see who will be next in this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Bed of Spices

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Barbara Samuel
    • Narrated By Anne Johnstonbrown
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    The exquisite Frederica der Esslingen fled from her father's castle to the herbalist's cottage, vowing she could never give in to her father's wishes and marry the man her twin sister loved. Another man, a stranger forbidden to her, touched her very soul. A man who listened when she spoke...a man with a tumble of black curls and clever lips.... He understood her bold, searching heart. Yet he was denied her forever.

    Regina says: "Great story of how forbidden love can change lives"
    "Great story of how forbidden love can change lives"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to A Bed of Spices the most enjoyable?

    This a very good story, but there is darkness in it that makes want to throw up you hands and walk away from the story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    How authentic the story line was from true history.


    Which character – as performed by Anne Johnstonbrown – was your favorite?

    Frederica because she perseveres under tremendous odds and some how survives.


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

    Yes, when the Jews are gather into a synagogue and burn to death, it my breath stop and made me want to cry for those lose souls.


    Any additional comments?

    Barbara Samuels or Barbara O'neal stories are fantastic, they will make you think, laugh, sigh and fall in love with all her characters.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dead but Not Forgotten: Stories from the World of Sookie Stackhouse

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Charlaine Harris (editor), Toni L. P. Kelner (editor), Rachel Caine, and others
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    Overall
    (312)
    Performance
    (295)
    Story
    (294)

    Charlaine Harris' smash-hit Sookie Stackhouse series may have reached its conclusion, but the world of Bon Temps, Louisiana, lives on in this all-new collection of 15 stories. Written by a killer lineup of authors, including New York Times best-sellers Rachel Caine, MaryJanice Davidson, Jonathan Maberry and Seanan McGuire, and with introductions read by Charlaine herself, Dead but Not Forgotten puts your favorite characters center stage.

    Catherine says: "Bitter Sweet"
    "It was good catching up with great characters"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Dead but Not Forgotten in three words, what would they be?

    Major character update


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like that a lot of the secondary characters were given a story of their own ( Dianta, Quinn, Eric, etc) now we need a sequel on the sequel.


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

    She brought life to the story and she brings life to the sequel.


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

    The one with Dianta made me laugh and Eric's made me happy.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a very good series and another sequel would be great.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • What's So Funny?: My Hilarious Life

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Tim Conway, Jane Scovell, Carol Burnett
    • Narrated By Tim Conway, Carol Burnett, Dick Hill, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (568)
    Performance
    (517)
    Story
    (513)

    Six-time Emmy Award-winning funnyman Tim Conway, best known for his characters on The Carol Burnett Show, offers a straight-shooting and hilarious memoir about his life on stage and off as an actor and comedian. In television history, few entertainers have captured as many hearts and made as many people laugh as Tim Conway. There's nothing in the world that Tim Conway would rather do than entertain - and in his first-ever memoir, What's So Funny?, that's exactly what he does.

    Richard says: "Very Enjoyable"
    "Funny as always"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does What's So Funny? rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It stands alone. What can I say Tim Conway is a hoot. He was funny as an adult and his story of childhood is fun and endearing. I highly recommend this lighthearted audiobook.


    What other book might you compare What's So Funny? to and why?

    I don't have any other audiobook that compares, but it does encourage me to get more non-fiction entertainment.


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

    Yes, have your ever heard of "The Carol Burnett Show," and this is right up there with that show.


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

    Yes, in fact I listen to the audiobook a second time already.


    Any additional comments?

    Tim Conway I hope you make me laugh for another 40 years.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Book of Life: All Souls, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Deborah Harkness
    • Narrated By Jennifer Ikeda
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2120)
    Performance
    (1996)
    Story
    (1985)

    After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Deborah Harkness's enchanting series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew's ancestral home at Sept-Tours, they reunite with the cast of characters from A Discovery of Witches - with one significant exception. But the real threat to their future has yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on even more urgency.

    Loren says: "too many loose threads in this weaving"
    "Good ending but the chasing was almost too much"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about The Book of Life?

    The babies being born and Diana and Matthew changing their world.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Gallowglass who was very colorful, fun and loyal no matter what. I wish he would have found someone in this novel.


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

    She bring Diana Bishop to life and give the text a magical quality.


    Any additional comments?

    Very good series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • How to Bake a Perfect Life: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Barbara O'Neal
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (27)

    In a novel as warm and embracing as a family kitchen, Barbara O’Neal explores the poignant, sometimes complex relationships between mothers and daughters - and the healing magic of homemade bread. Professional baker Ramona Gallagher is a master of an art that has sustained her through the most turbulent times, including a baby at 15 and an endless family feud. But now Ramona’s bakery threatens to crumble around her. Literally. She’s one water-heater disaster away from losing her grandmother’s rambling Victorian and everything she’s worked so hard to build.

    L.W. says: "Good Listen..."
    "Warm and toasty"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does How to Bake a Perfect Life rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Toward the top of the list, it's about how decisions can change your life for the better and that you never know what will be around the next corner.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of How to Bake a Perfect Life?

    Jonah shows up in Ramona's life again and for good. It's funny how we have all these big dreams but sometimes you get something completely different.


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

    The nuances of the character, I had a more emotional connection to the characters than if I just read the book.


    If you could rename How to Bake a Perfect Life, what would you call it?

    Where the road will take you.


    Any additional comments?

    I love the actual recipes in the story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The All You Can Dream Buffet: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Barbara O'Neal
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (17)

    Barbara O’Neal’s novel of food, friendship, and the freedom to grow your dreams brings together four very different women longing to savor the true taste of happiness. Popular blogger and foodie queen Lavender Wills reigns over Lavender Honey Farms, a serene slice of organic heaven nestled in Oregon wine country. Lavender is determined to keep her legacy from falling into the profit-driven hands of uncaring relatives, and she wants an heir to sustain her life’s work after she’s gone.

    Ronna says: "Who will inherit the lavender farm?"
    "Good story but predictable"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about The All You Can Dream Buffet?

    That the journey the women take help them heal and grow.


    What did you like best about this story?

    That some one loves to farm and take care of the land.


    Which character – as performed by Joyce Bean – was your favorite?

    Jennie because she is doing a lot of things for the first time and doesn't give in to guilty and corrosion from people who try to make her afraid of the unknown.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When the farm becomes Rudy's and not one of the nephews who want to sell the land.


    Any additional comments?

    Good story but a little predicable. I like "How to Bake a Perfect Life. " and "No Place like home," better.They plots are more real and complicated.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The King: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By J.R. Ward
    • Narrated By Jim Frangione
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1317)
    Performance
    (1237)
    Story
    (1243)

    After turning his back on the throne for centuries, Wrath, son of Wrath, finally assumed his father's mantle - with the help of his beloved mate. But the crown sets heavily on his head. As the war with the Lessening Society rages on, and the threat from the Band of Bastards truly hits home, he is forced to make choices that put everything - and everyone - at risk. Beth Randall thought she knew what she was getting into when she mated the last pure blooded vampire on the planet: An easy ride was not it.

    Erin says: "Excellent as Usual!!"
    "No matter how much Ward writes I always want more"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up The King in three words, what would they be?

    Surprises everywhere


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The King?

    There are to many to name just one. There is Beth and Wrath, Assail and Sola, Wrath's father and Wrath's mother, Layla and Score and Selena and the Shadow. All good and memorable.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Beth has a baby and when she has her needing and doesn't even know she is pregnant already.


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

    I am always happy when the love interest get together and that the brothers are still all together and in one piece.


    Any additional comments?

    Another excellent story with a lot of surprises that will make you sigh and cheer and sometimes wish circumstances were different.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Macrieve: Immortals After Dark, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Kresley Cole
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    Overall
    (927)
    Performance
    (872)
    Story
    (874)

    Uilleam MacRieve, a centuries-old Lykae warrior, was captured, caged, and experimented on by a shadowy human order, along with other immortals. During a prison break that devolved into one of the bloodiest massacres in recent history, he escapes. But the aftermath of his unspeakable torture preys on his damaged mind, while the wolf inside him roars for vengeance and carnage. In the days leading up to the full moon, can MacRieve rein in his beast, even when he encounters his mate - a vexingly impossible female unlike anything he'd ever dreamed for himself?

    Angela says: "AUTOMATIC DOWNLOAD!"
    "How we blame others for their relatives"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, this story is more in line with Cole's earlier stories in this series. The characters are full of wit and coolness and learn to overcome their differences.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Macrieve?

    When Chloe over comes her kidnapping and finding out she is part of the lore and makes the most of it.


    Which character – as performed by Robert Petkoff – was your favorite?

    Chloe is my favorite because she is smart, witty and overcomes her challenges.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Chloe tries to help Uilleam with his past, even though he is being very difficult.


    Any additional comments?

    Looking forward to Dark Skye

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Me Before You: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Jojo Moyes
    • Narrated By Susan Lyons, Anna Bentink, Steven Crossley, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3127)
    Performance
    (2845)
    Story
    (2857)

    Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life - steady boyfriend, close family - who has never been farther afield than her tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life - big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel - and now he's pretty sure he cannot live the way he is. Will is acerbic, moody, bossy - but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected.

    Michael says: "Who or What defines Quality of Life?"
    "What an amazing heartfelt story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, Yes, Yes. It was a wonderful story about a woman who had to deal with love in a very difficult situation.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Louisa Clark because of how she had to learn and experience her six month with Will Treynor and in the end finding herself.


    If you could rename Me Before You, what would you call it?

    Show me why life is worth it.


    Any additional comments?

    I thought from the title that it would be a superficial story, but in turn out to be a fully developed and enriching story about a person who doesn't want to live and another who tries to show the person why it is.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Walk in Beauty: Men of the Land

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Ruth Wind, Barbara Samuel
    • Narrated By Shandon Loring
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Once, Luke Bernali's proud Navajo blood and strong carpenter's hands made genteel Jessie Callahan love him with youthful abandon. But, to his endless regret, Luke faltered and he let Jessie down. Hurt, Jessie left, with a broken heart....and unaware that she was pregnant with Luke's child. Now, eight years later, Jessie was back - with a darling daughter in tow. Luke was older - and wiser - and determined to recapture the beauty lost. Could a fierce, desperate long-ago love soar anew on the delicate wings of a child?

    Regina says: "Never think you can hide the truth"
    "Never think you can hide the truth"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend the book, but not the audiobook. The narrator does justice to the male characters, but distorts the female voices so much that it doesn't sound like a female. The narrator also makes it hard to understand what the characters are saying.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Walk in Beauty?

    It is at the very beginning of the story when Luke discovers he's a father.


    What didn’t you like about Shandon Loring’s performance?

    His female voice were awful and it was sometime hard to understand what he was saying.


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

    No I didn't have a strong reaction to the audiobook. It is a nice story, but I liked the printed version better.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.