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  • All I Want for Christmas Is a Vampire: Love at Stake, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Kerrelyn Sparks
    • Narrated By Coleen Marlo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (367)
    Performance
    (287)
    Story
    (292)

    This Christmas isn't so merry for Toni. Her best friend's been locked up in a mental hospital ever since she told the police she was attacked by vampires, and the only way for Toni to get her out is to prove that bloodsuckers really do exist. So she's taken a job as a bodyguard for the Undead, but she gets more than she bargained for, especially when she meets Ian MacPhie, a Scottish rascal looking for Ms. Right.

    Amy says: "Always cute"
    "Stunning Novel - Dreadful Naration"
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    I am a fan of Kerrelyn Sparks. This was the first of her books I read and remains one of my favorites. The female lead is a strong, take charge character. The male lead an agonized, without being annoying handsome vampire. A funny, interesting plot. The narration however was most disappointing. All accents -Scottish, Russian, Brazilian- sound the same. The heroine even when in mortal danger sounds as if she is on the brink of an orgasm or ready to sing "happy birthday Mr President" a la Marilyn Monroe. The narrator also appears to have been on a tight deadline as the narration is abnormally fast.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Crossover: Cassandra Kresnov, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Joel Shepherd
    • Narrated By Dina Pearlman
    Overall
    (177)
    Performance
    (160)
    Story
    (161)

    Crossover is the first novel in a series which follows the adventures of Cassandra Kresnov, an artificial person, or android, created by the League, one side of an interstellar war against the more powerful, conservative Federation. Cassandra is an experimental design - more intelligent, more creative, and far more dangerous than any that have preceded her. But with her intellect come questions, and a moral awakening. She deserts the League and heads incognito into the space of her former enemy, the Federation, in search of a new life.

    Tango says: "Crossover to a Different Book"
    "Mind Numbing Boredom"
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    What disappointed you about Crossover?

    The slow pace, over dramatization of each and every experience, activity and action. It just drones on and on and on.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Joel Shepherd again?

    No


    Would you be willing to try another one of Dina Pearlman’s performances?

    No


    What character would you cut from Crossover?

    All of them.


    Any additional comments?

    Just give this a miss unless you need a cure to insomnia.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Thankless in Death: In Death, Book 37

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1564)
    Performance
    (1401)
    Story
    (1410)

    For Lieutenant Eve Dallas of the NYPSD, the job is a useful reminder of what she has to be grateful for this season. Hosting Roarke's big Irish family for the holiday may be challenging, but it’s a joyful improvement on her own dark childhood. Other couples aren’t as lucky as Eve and Roarke. The Reinholds, for example, are lying on the floor of their Downing Street apartment, stabbed and bludgeoned almost beyond recognition. Those who knew them are stunned - and even more heartbroken by the overwhelming evidence that they were murdered by their own son.

    Patricia says: "Violence vs. Sentiment"
    "Disappointing"
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    What did you like best about Thankless in Death? What did you like least?

    I am a huge fan of the In death series - I have all the audio books. However this one was so disgustingly-the-top that I skipped parts of the book. The gruesome violence as the protagonist commits the crimes and compulsive profanity by all the characters was hard to stomach. This book was not an enjoyable experience.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Immortal in Death: In Death, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2000)
    Performance
    (1353)
    Story
    (1364)

    She was one of the most sought after women in the world. A top model who would stop at nothing to get what she wanted - even another woman's man. And now she was dead, the victim of a brutal murder.

    Monica says: "Addict"
    "Narration Disappoints"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Narration


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes


    Could you see Immortal in Death being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Eve, Peabody & Dr Mira all sound the sound alike. There is no passion in the narration.


    Any additional comments?

    As always the plot is superb. The narration is so disappointing. Eve, Peabody & Dr Mira all sound the sound alike. What happened?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Betrayal: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Robin Lee Hatcher
    • Narrated By Laural Merlington
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (30)

    It’s the turn of the 20th century and drifter Hugh Brennan is a man well acquainted with betrayal. Hugh finds himself drawn to the attractive widow, Julia, yet when he looks into her eyes, he recognizes the same hurt that haunts him. Julia Grace has little reason to trust men, but she’s going to have to trust someone if she’s to keep her ranch from the clutches of her dead husband’s half-brother. Is it possible God had a hand in bringing Hugh to her door?

    Phyllis says: "All inspiring and romantic."
    "A cure for insomnia"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Not listing to it.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Robin Lee Hatcher? Why or why not?

    Never in audio.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Laural Merlington?

    Irrelevant


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Betrayal?

    In audio format, all but the last chapter


    Any additional comments?

    i enjoy reading Ms Hatcher's novels but this is a novel not meant for audio. The plot and pace of novel are too slow. I fell asleep listing to it. The only way to get through it, is to skip chapters. Read it, don't listen to it.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Lady Is a Vamp: Argeneau Vampires, Book 17

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Lynsay Sands
    • Narrated By Paula Christensen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (411)
    Performance
    (385)
    Story
    (386)

    Kidnapped! When Jeanne Louise Argeneau left work, she never thought she'd end up tied down by a good-looking mortal. More attracted than annoyed, she quickly realizes there is more to her abductor than meets the eye. One desperate act leads to . . . Love? Paul Jones has need of a vampire, and only Jeanne Louise will do. He just has to convince this beauty of a Vamp to help him . . . never imagining that he would fall in love. But with law enforcement hunting them, their time together is running out .

    Frances says: "Another highly recommended"
    "Mind numbing boredom"
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    What disappointed you about The Lady Is a Vamp?

    Lack of decent plot, weak characters and dreadful narration


    Would you ever listen to anything by Lynsay Sands again?

    No


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Most of the characters have dreadful British or wheezing, "I am at death's door" accents. The child sounds like a mouse high on crack. The narration does not brighten the mood or experience.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Lady Is a Vamp?

    Half the book


    Any additional comments?

    This is the most disappointing and unsatisfying (and last) of all Lynsay Sand's novels I have read/heard. Her novels have progressively lost their zest. I keep buying them and hoping the original exhilaration will return but alas no, this one is the worst. The most interesting character is the dog. The intriguing, multifaceted characters of the previous novels appear as poor imitations, the main characters of this novel are dull and flat. The plot is unerring in its intention to drive the reader/listener to commit ritual suicide. The dreadful narration adds to the depression.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs: Jane Jameson, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5726)
    Performance
    (4428)
    Story
    (4437)

    Maybe it was the Shenanigans gift certificate that put her over the edge. When children's librarian and self-professed nice girl Jane Jameson is fired by her beastly boss and handed $25 in potato skins instead of a severance check, she goes on a bender that's sure to become Half Moon Hollow legend. On her way home, she's mistaken for a deer, shot, and left for dead.

    Sandra Ross says: "Laugh-out Loud Funny"
    "Great Narration of a Great Read"
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    Any additional comments?

    One of my favorite novels. A great plot with witty & funny characters. The narration does it justice, it is a pleasure to listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nice Girls Don't Bite Their Neighbors: Jane Jameson, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3034)
    Performance
    (2756)
    Story
    (2762)

    Just as Jane Jameson’s unlife seems to be stabilizing, fate sinks its fangs firmly into her butt. Despite her near-phobia of wedding planning, her no-frills nighttime nuptials to her sexy boyfriend, Gabriel, are coming along smoothly. That is, until she turns a fatally wounded teenage acquaintance, and the Council pronounces her responsible for the newborn vamp until he can control his thirst.

    Kirstin says: "Molly Did it Again!!!"
    "A Must Read"
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    Molly Harper just improves with every novel. I enjoyed it thoroughly. A super plot, intriguing characters, witty conversation. The best of the Nice Girls novels.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Roughing It

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Vonna Harper
    • Narrated By Gena Maravella
    Overall
    (90)
    Performance
    (78)
    Story
    (80)

    Can fantasies come true? Asia Kendell hopes so. She's allowed two men to wrap her nude and eager body in red rope and leave her as a birthday present for their best friend, Ritter.Will Ritter be man enough to fulfill her dreams? Can he possibly guess what she really wants? Ritter's pretty sure he can and he's not going to waste a moment of his time with this delicious, naked, bowtied package waiting for him in hotel room. Sometimes a man and a woman get exactly the gift they want.

    Amazon Customer says: "Great Story"
    "Truly dreadful"
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    Any additional comments?

    The most interesting part of the book was the bad knees of the male lead. The narration is unspeakably Awfull.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Driving Mr. Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3765)
    Performance
    (3426)
    Story
    (3419)

    Miranda Puckett has failed at every job she’s ever had. Her mother just wants her to come home, join the family law firm, and settle down with Jason, the perfect lawyer boyfriend. But when Jason turns out to be a lying cheater, Miranda seizes on a job that gets her out of town: long-distance vampire transportation. Her first assignment is to drive vampire Collin Sutherland from Washington to sleepy Half Moon Hollow without incident—no small feat for a woman whom trouble seems to follow like a faithful hound dog!

    Ducky says: "Molly Harper can't write fast enough for me!!!!"
    "A deliciously witty, funny must read/listen"
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    A scintillating novel, witty dialogue, funny storyline and compelling characters. This is a first rate chapter in the Nice Girl Universe. Amanda Ronconi is the perfect narrator for Molly Harper's novels. She interprets the nuances and intentions of the author superbly. The narration adds to the pleasure of this novel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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