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Renee.Brooks

Vidor, TX, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Vowed in Shadows: A Novel of the Marked Souls

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Jessa Slade
    • Narrated By Renée Raudman
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (24)

    Possession by a demon cost Jonah Walker his faith, his humanity, and his wife. Once a righteous missionary, he endures immortality with nothing but a body for battle and a bent for retribution. But his last devastating fight left him wounded beyond healing, and his only chance to redeem his soul lies with a fallen woman.

    Renee.Brooks says: "Loved it."
    "Loved it."
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    If you could sum up Vowed in Shadows in three words, what would they be?

    Sexy, Funny, Explosive


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Vowed in Shadows?

    Nim and Jonah in the weapons room when she helps him discover a new weapon.


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

    She makes it easy to see these characters and their personalities from the beginning and is very good about maintaining the personalities of returning characters as well.


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

    both


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Witch with No Name: The Hollows, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Kim Harrison
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (590)
    Performance
    (559)
    Story
    (563)

    In The Witch with No Name, Kim Harrison brings back her wildly popular heroine for one final, epic battle. Rachel Morgan's come a long way from the klutzy runner fleeing a bad job. She's faced vampires and werewolves, banshees, witches, and soul-eating demons. She's crossed worlds, channeled gods, and accepted her place as a day-walking demon. She's lost friends and lovers and family, and an old enemy has become something much more.

    LeSLiE says: "Thank you Kim Harrison for the memories!"
    "Perfect Conclusion to an Awesome Series"
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    If you could sum up The Witch with No Name in three words, what would they be?

    Well Worth It


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Rachel of course. I liked all the characters, some right away in the series, others had to grow on me, but Rachel never gave up, even when things seemed to be worse than ever. She has steadfast loyality to her friends and they to her as well as a will to always do the right thing even when it is the hardest thing to do and you know the bad guy is gonna take advantage of you.


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

    She did a great job on this series. I listen to a lot of books and her perfomance and the voices made this series come alive.


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

    It made me feel every emotion there is. I was very happy with the ending and pleased with the outcome of the battle for power.


    Any additional comments?

    Anyone considering this series, should read from the beginning as each book builds on the previous one, especially where the characters are concerned. If you start here, you will never know what a chump Al was in the beginning. Just saying.. :) Enjoyed it completely. Sad to be done really, on to another literary adventure.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Uncovering You 5: Confessions: Uncovering You, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Scarlett Edwards
    • Narrated By Amy Johnson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (19)

    Stonehart’s revelation can never change what he’s done to me. But can it be enough to make a difference in how I see him? As old questions are answered, new ones arise: Is it possible for a man to change? Is it possible for him to repent for all his sins? And, perhaps most important of all: Is it possible for me to forgive?

    Linda says: "It's not over!"
    "This has been like driving by a train wreck.."
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No.


    What was most disappointing about Scarlett Edwards’s story?

    So far, the only outcome is that this guy looses his manhood in a very painful way, but seems like she is getting brainwashed instead. Dark romance or sick twisted violation of a woman by a powerful predator. I may never try anything by this author again if he does not end up loosing everything for this. There is nothing he can do to justify this and sadly, the story seems to validate him so far. I am sure it appeals to someone. I really hate this guy. I just need him to be tortured to death, or near death over and over. I have a feeling I am going to be disappointed.


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

    She was great.


    Did Uncovering You 5: Confessions inspire you to do anything?

    Volunteer at a woman's shelter. Sharpen my claws. Throw up.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Good Student Part II

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Elliott Mabeuse
    • Narrated By Peter Klein, Mira Noire
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    Professor Conner Devlin finds himself hopelessly in love with his young submissive. Told with intense honesty from the dominant's point of view, A Good Student gives a rare look inside a man's heart. A man caught in the throes of a compelling passion. Listening to Conner's confession is like having your own personal Master tell you everything he feels, with a poet's skill and a therapist's insight.

    Aimee Doss says: "Great book! Must Read!!"
    "Probably better as a Read than and Audio Book"
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    What disappointed you about A Good Student Part II?

    I really didn't like either narrator or the way the story was structured. The trading off between viewpoints is usually something I enjoy, but not the way this was done. Monotone for the male narrator made it difficult to get the vision of any scene. I haven't even finished this book because I keep tuning it out.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Emma was my favorite. She is on a journey of discovery and that is clear, but she also has a good head on her shoulders about things.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Forever My Girl: The Beaumont Series, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Heidi McLaughlin
    • Narrated By Greg Albany, Elizabeth Ann Rollins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (172)
    Performance
    (162)
    Story
    (165)

    I was never supposed to be a rock star. I had my life all planned out for me. Play football in college. Go to the NFL. Marry my high school sweetheart and live happily ever after. I broke both our hearts that day when I told her I was leaving. I was young. I made the right decision for me, but the wrong decision for us. I've poured my soul into my music, but I've never forgotten her. Her smell, her smile. And now I'm going back. After ten years. I hope I can explain that after all this time. I still want her to be my forever girl.

    Renee.Brooks says: "I liked the story, but not the female narrator"
    "I liked the story, but not the female narrator"
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    If you could sum up Forever My Girl in three words, what would they be?

    Good Story. I liked the male narrator as he seemed to be able to capture the feel of the story appropriately. Female needed to remember that we don't always speak as if we are using our bedroom voice at breakneck speeds. I didn't like her at all. All of the Josey chapters were a waste to listen to. Sorry, but that is the point of audible version vs. print version. A good narrator is almost as important as a good story. I was dissappointed in that side, but I will still read the stories, just not listen to them if this female is included.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Greg Albany and Elizabeth Ann Rollins ?

    Greg Albany - Yes. Elizabeth Ann Rollins - No,.


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

    I did.


    Any additional comments?

    I wonder if the author ever listens to the audible version of their book to see if they would listen to the narrators reading it? If I were this author, I would want a redo.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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