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STEPHANIE

Florence, AL, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Deadly Lies: Deadly Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Cynthia Eden
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (23)

    FBI Special Agent Samantha Kennedy is haunted by her memories of the serial killer who abducted her. To keep the darkness at bay, she pretends to be a different, more confident woman. This Samantha doesn't fear every unknown face. So she throws caution to the wind and shares a night of unbridled passion with a handsome stranger. One night isn't enough for successful entrepreneur Max Ridgeway. He wants more of the sexy, smart, mysterious woman who slipped away before dawn.

    M. Davis says: "Terrific Series - Not So Terrific Narration"
    "Good story, annoying narrator"
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    What made the experience of listening to Deadly Lies the most enjoyable?

    It was a good romantic mystery, I did think I had figured it out but wasn't sure I was right until the very end. Strong characters, mysterious plot, and great hero and heroine.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It kept me on the edge thru the entire story.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Her voice was always shaky and breathy. The voices and accents were so bad and I couldn't tell if they were thinking or if they spoke, I really missed quotation marks in this one and think the book would have been the better choice.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mackenzie's Pleasure

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Linda Howard
    • Narrated By Dennis Boutsikaris
    Overall
    (433)
    Performance
    (174)
    Story
    (184)

    No mission had ever gotten the better of Navy SEAL Zane Mackenzie...until now. Barrie Lovejoy needed a savior, before the terrorist group holding her hostage lost patience and silenced her forever. Rescuing Barrie would be the most important mission of his life. For he would sooner die than let the enemy harm the mother of his child.

    Heather says: "loved this book"
    "It just missed something."
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No, the characters were dull and didn't have the usual linda howard spark. There were a lot of good reviews and I really needed a good LH book and this wasn't one .


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    I couldn't find anything interesting about this one.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The narrator made all the characters sound dull and didn't convey any emotions.


    Was Mackenzie's Pleasure worth the listening time?

    No really, I wished I had saved my money and time on this one.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • When Day Breaks: A KGI Novel, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Maya Banks
    • Narrated By Adam Paul
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (130)
    Performance
    (115)
    Story
    (114)

    The Kelly Group International (KGI): A super-elite, top secret, family-run business. Qualifications: High intelligence, rock-hard body, military background. Mission: Hostage/kidnap victim recovery. Intelligence gathering. Handling jobs the U.S. government can't.... Eden is said to be one of the most beautiful women in the world. Her face has graced countless magazines and her body has sold millions of dollars of clothing. But her fame and beauty has earned her more than she ever imagined. Evil is stalking her, determined to extinguish the ethereal beauty forever.

    MM says: "MAYA...YOU GOT A LITTLE LAZY ON THIS ONE"
    "I hated this narrator!"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No, I bought the last to books so I wouldn't have to listen to Adam Paul but I thought I'd give him another try and regretted it.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Adam Paul’s performances?

    Never! He does females voices very well but the males sound like....a nasally dimwit. I couldn't wait for it to end.


    Any additional comments?

    There was very little action and the plot was well written but again I can't get past the horrible narration.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • An Independent Wife

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Linda Howard
    • Narrated By Romy Nordlinger
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (26)

    Sallie wondered if Rhy would recognize her after seven years. She'd lost weight, loosened up and turned her talents to news reporting for one of the nation's leading magazines. After all this time, would Rhy Baines, the news publisher, recognize his wife? Sallie Jerome, a.k.a. Mrs. Baines, had picked up the pieces of shattered dreams after Rhy walked out. She'd become the independent, self-possessed woman he'd always wanted. Only now, she didn't want him. Or did she?

    Anna says: "Kept me interested"
    "Dated but still love Linda Howard"
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    What did you love best about An Independent Wife?

    I had read this book long ago and loved it. I did enjoyed reading the book a lot better than the audio version. It is an old novel and you have to keep that in mind.


    What three words best describe Romy Nordlinger’s performance?

    Ur...can't say anything good or bad about her. She was better than the other ratings said but not by much.


    Any additional comments?

    I had read all the reviews and went ahead and got it. I am glad and may listen to it when I don't have anything else to listen to.

    5 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • Fallen SEAL Legacy: SEAL Brotherhood, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Sharon Hamilton
    • Narrated By J. D. Hart
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (76)
    Performance
    (67)
    Story
    (70)

    Nebraska born and bred Navy SEAL Calvin "Coop" Cooper, after his own family has perished in a tornado, is ordered to meet the family of a prominent San Diego psychiatrist.

    Johnny says: "Finally, romance with a sexy male voice narrator."
    "Not as good as reviews said"
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    What did you like best about Fallen SEAL Legacy? What did you like least?

    The story line had good possibilities but fell short. They would fight and the next second they'd but back together and then they'd fight and the cycle would continue.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Sharon Hamilton again?

    No I really thought I would enjoy this but was really disappointed. If there is another on sale I may give it another try but it would have to be a 3.95.


    Have you listened to any of J. D. Hart’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Never listen to but he did a good job.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Hollow: Sign of Seven, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Marie Caliendo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (550)
    Performance
    (279)
    Story
    (277)

    For Fox, Caleb, Gage and the other residents of Hawkins Hollow, the number seven portends doom - ever since, as boys, they freed a demon trapped for centuries when their blood spilled upon The Pagan Stone.

    Josaphine says: "Great Story...but"
    "Narrator ruined it!"
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    What disappointed you about The Hollow?

    This is the worst narrator ever. The females sound like spoiled cheerleaders. Just for reference if reading about a demon making you see a pitcher of blood instead of beer, she made it sound like a Valley girl who broke a nail, that's when I gave up.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Marie Caliendo?

    Anyone else


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

    Anger in the way it was ruined, I have read the book and enjoyed it. The terrible narration may have ruined it for me forever. When I went to my bookshelves and got it out to read I found I could because I kept hearing that whinny voice in my head.


    Any additional comments?

    I am returning this one ASAP. I try not to do return many but I want my credit back!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Collector

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1862)
    Performance
    (1670)
    Story
    (1689)

    From #1 New York Times-best-selling author Nora Roberts comes a novel of a woman who needs nothing, a man who sees everything, and the web of deceit, greed, and danger that brings them together - and that could tear them apart… As a professional house-sitter and freelance writer, nothing ties Lila Emerson down - not her work, not a home, and definitely not a relationship. She spends her life moving from one job to the next, sometimes crashing at a friend 's Manhattan apartment. And though she can appreciate her clients ' extraordinary homes, their expensive collections, and their adorable pets, Lila has never longed for possessions of her own. Everything she has, including her heart, is portable.

    Elaine says: "One of Nora's best in years"
    "Really enjoyed this one."
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    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Collector?

    Everything Lila did was memorable. A true free spirit who was so clever, she and Ash are such an unlikely pair but the way Nora Roberts wrote it made it work.


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

    I was almost a "one sit listen" but it did have a few boring parts which could have been omitted.


    Any additional comments?

    The plot was predictable. The good character development made it worth the credit. However, the story should have had some sort of twist to it and it would have had a 5 star.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Internal Affairs: Harlequin Intrigue Series

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Alana Matthews
    • Narrated By Connie Terwilliger
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (17)

    When the call came in over the radio, Sheriff's Deputy Rafe Franco thought he would be responding to a typical domestic dispute. But he didn't know that the perp was St. Louis's most notorious mobster - or that the victim was his college sweetheart, Lisa Tobin. Now, as Rafe is drawn into a web of crime and danger, he discovers that his feelings for Lisa are stronger than ever. And her three-year-old daughter, Chloe, is melting his heart in ways he'd never imagined possible. But Lisa's ex is a powerful sociopath who will stop at nothing to get her back - or destroy her.

    Molly says: "Lisa will do anything to get away from HIM~ 5 STAR"
    "Yawn"
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    Would you try another book from Alana Matthews and/or Connie Terwilliger?

    Not likely to do either one. The narration was alright, if the story hadn't bored me so much it may have rated more stars.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a "I'll give it a chance" book. I should have given another one a try.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Midnight Man

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Lisa Marie Rice
    • Narrated By Alexandra R. Josephs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (368)
    Performance
    (340)
    Story
    (335)

    Interior decorator Suzanne Barron's new tenant is the most dangerously sexy man she's ever met. Navy Commander John Huntington, a former SEAL (aka 'Midnight Man') works best under cover of darkness. Within hours of meeting him, Suzanne has wild, no-holds barred sex with John, then panics at the depth of her passionate response to such a powerful and dangerous warrior. Suzanne doesn't do sex like that. John is definitely someone she needs to avoid for her own peace of mind. But when killers come for her, Suzanne knows she can turn to only one man.

    Lia says: "A hot and sexy listen! Recommended""
    "I really wanted to like this."
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    What disappointed you about Midnight Man?

    The story and characters were poorly written...actually what story there was could have been told in 30 minutes. It was 8 hours of sex, badly written sex.


    What was most disappointing about Lisa Marie Rice’s story?

    I'm not sure this one was even written by her. The whole thing was a disappointment.


    Did Alexandra R. Josephs do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    She did an ok job of narrating but John voice was somehow off. Of course there wasn't even a character developed even to have a personality.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The only redeeming quality was when it finally ended.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ransom: Highlands' Lairds, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs)
    • By Julie Garwood
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (555)
    Performance
    (514)
    Story
    (518)

    In the dark days after the death of Richard the Lionhearted, lives and lands would fall into upheaval at the hands of a power-hungry British ruler and his violent minions. One victim of the scourge is innocent Gillian, who is a mere child when the cruel and ambitious Baron Alford slaughters her father and tears her family apart. Alford, determined to recover a jeweled box for the despotic King John, is furious when the precious treasure slips through his fingers - only to be lost for more than a decade.

    DARA says: "Love the Highlands' Lairds"
    "Book form so much better."
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    What did you love best about Ransom?

    This is my favorite historical romance book, everything was good about it.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Narration did not do justice.


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

    Voices got on my nerves to much to do a one sitting.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Stealing Shadows

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Kay Hooper
    • Narrated By Cristine McMurdo-Wallis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (227)
    Performance
    (208)
    Story
    (208)

    From best-selling author Kay Hooper comes a thrilling tale with a paranormal bent and a touch of romance. Cassie Neill has a powerful but troubling gift. She can see inside the minds of serial killers as they are planning their crimes. Tormented by her ability, she takes refuge in a secluded North Carolina town. But there’s no escaping her visions, and when a body surfaces just where she predicted, Cassie is suddenly a suspect.

    MEOWx4 says: "Good story, bad narration"
    "So-so"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It was a forgettable story, characters were under developed.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    The ending was blah just like the rest of the book, again not good but not bad.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Cristine McMurdo-Wallis?

    Anybody else, no range of voices, well not a good range, they all sounded to old.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Nope!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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