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Sonj

Los Angeles | Member Since 2012

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HELPFUL VOTES
  • 17 reviews
  • 71 ratings
  • 212 titles in library
  • 15 purchased in 2015
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  • Poison Princess: Arcana Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Kresley Cole
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin, Keith Nobbs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1141)
    Performance
    (1055)
    Story
    (1061)

    She could save the world - or destroy it. Sixteen-year-old Evangeline 'Evie' Greene leads a charmed life, until she begins experiencing horrifying hallucinations. When an apocalyptic event decimates her Louisiana hometown, Evie realizes her hallucinations were actually visions of the future - and they're still happening. Fighting for her life and desperate for answers, she must turn to her wrong-side-of-the-bayou classmate: Jack Deveaux. But she can't do either alone.

    Katheryne says: "I have a crush on YA books"
    "Kresley Cole Your a Genius"
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    Poison Princess is a tale that completely captured my heart and soul. Capturing me from as soon as the prologue began... it kept me tangled in a frenzied web of wanting more and more. Even as I neared the last pages of the book I never wanted it to end. I needed to (and still need to) know more and I'd gladly devour another thousand pages of Evie, Jackson and The Arcana Chronicles.

    The Arcana Chronicles proves to be a series that will take you on a wild ride with no limits and absolutely no hint of predictability. Poison Princess is brilliantly written from the plot, style, and cast of characters.

    The array of characters who fill this novel are hard, compassionate, fierce, sneaky, but ultimately believable. Evie is plagued with hallucinations and terrible nightmares that leave her with a misconstrued view of reality. When her mind-boggling visions of the world's end comes true, as depicted in her drawings, Evie has to find a way to use her mysterious powers to survive. In the meantime, the smoking hot, bad-boy Cajun, Jack, comes around to protect her, even though he may not want to. Their differences and prejudices keep them apart for a good part of the novel, yet their toing-and-froing is tantalizing and definitely entertaining! I fell in love with Jackson Deveaux. I love the Cajun French.

    I wish this book was a thousand page longer cause I could not put it down and I was so into the story. I highly recommend this book. The narrators are amazing in this book. Emma Galvin your narration was impecable. Kresley Cole you have done it again! I can't wait for the next book in the series.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • One Night: Unveiled

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Jodi Ellen Malpas
    • Narrated By Edita Brychta
    Overall
    (259)
    Performance
    (241)
    Story
    (240)

    The story of Livy and M's passionate love affair comes to a stunning conclusion in the final book in the One Night trilogy! Book 1 - One Night: Promised Book 2 - One Night: Denied

    C. Hilton says: "I love your bones Miller Hart !"
    "Great End To An Amazing Series"
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    Jodi seriously delivered an amazing end to s great series. I was all kinds of crazy reading the book. The book narrator was stunning. She gave a great performance. I was utterly fascinated!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dead of Winter: Arcana Chronicles, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Kresley Cole
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (568)
    Performance
    (518)
    Story
    (520)

    Heartbreaking decisions: Evie was almost seduced by the life of comfort that Death offered her - until Jack was threatened by two of the most horrific Arcana, The Lovers. She will do anything to save him, even escape Death's uncanny prison, full of beautiful objects, material comforts - and stolen glances from a former love.

    Katheryne says: "Love, love, love this series!"
    "OMG Amazing Series"
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    This heart thumping series continues and its explosive! Wow, what a roller coaster... I kinda never want to get off it. I hope it keeps going with more books in the series.

    Emma Galvin is a very talented narrator and she brings this series to life. Her character voices are incredible, she makes me feel all of the characters trials and tribulations. BRAVO!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Captivated by You: Crossfire Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Sylvia Day
    • Narrated By Jill Redfield, Jeremy York
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1663)
    Performance
    (1486)
    Story
    (1486)

    Gideon calls me his angel, but he's the miracle in my life. My gorgeous, wounded warrior, so determined to slay my demons while refusing to face his own. The vows we'd exchanged should have bound us tighter than blood and flesh. Instead they opened old wounds, exposed pain and insecurities, and lured bitter enemies out of the shadows. I felt him slipping from my grasp, my greatest fears becoming my reality, my love tested in ways I wasn't sure I was strong enough to bear.

    Ex-Student says: "What... what?!?!?"
    "Good But Felt More Like Filler Then Story"
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    I'm going to start by saying I love Sylvia Day and the Gideon/Ava Saga.... I've been waiting soo long for this book. I'm a huge fan of the series

    However I'm being nice by giving the book 4 stars. Unfortunately, there was very little story and what felt more like lots of filler and sex. It was a fun read nonetheless, but I was really hoping for more.

    I loved having the two points of view in this book. Jeremy York (Gideon narrator) did an amazing job with Jill Redfield. I will say that Jill's version of Gideon is still my favorite so kudos to Jill for that.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Through the Zombie Glass

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Gena Showalter
    • Narrated By Natalie Gold
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (151)
    Performance
    (146)
    Story
    (146)

    Zombies stalk the night. Forget blood and brains. These monsters hunger for human souls. Sadly, they've got mine. Alice Bell has lost so much. Family. Friends. A home. She thought she had nothing else to give. She was wrong. After a new zombie attack, strange things begin to happen to her. Mirrors come to life, and the whispers of the dead assault her ears. But the worst?

    Sonj says: "2nd Book Rocked!!!"
    "2nd Book Rocked!!!"
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    Amazing Narration by Natalie Gold

    Through the Zombie Glass had me reeling for the very beginning. I honestly could not put it down! I was glued to my audiobook. I commend Gena Showalter for her ingenuity on the whole zombie phenomena. Alice is such an amazing female lead, she is brave, has the fighting capabilities of a superhero, is compassionate and loves wholeheartedly. Things get extremely rough for her in this book, and you would think that after brutally losing her family in the first book, things could not get much worse, but oh they sure do.

    The suspense kicked up a huge notch in this book. The Ali-Cole relationship is sooo good *sighs/swoons/drools*. I love Cole! He has all the things you could expect from any Alpha Male. There was no doubt in my mind that they belong together, and there are scenes in this book that will just make your toes curl! So readers when things go downhill for Ali and Cole’s relationship, don’t give up hope! The best is yet to come I promise you!!

    By the time I finished this book, I was left completely and totally satisfied with the plot and the romance! I absolutely loved this book!!! And I can’t wait to read more, I expect good things from the next book for sure!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Allegiant: Divergent Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Veronica Roth
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin, Aaron Stanford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11306)
    Performance
    (10204)
    Story
    (10300)

    What if your whole world was a lie? What if a single revelation - like a single choice - changed everything? What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected? The explosive conclusion to Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times best-selling Divergent trilogy reveals the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of listeners in Divergent and Insurgent.

    Judy says: "What a let down!"
    "Raw and powerful"
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    5 stars

    Contains spoilers !!!!!
    Loved the narration by Emma Gavin and Aaron Stanford!

    This last book in the series was raw, beautifully written, and heartbreaking sad. The ending had me in tears. I really really wanted a happy ending after the struggle that Tris an Four faced but I understand the realities of the world they were in and the consequences that they faced in trying to fix the chaos around them. As much as I hated the ending and that is again cause I wanted a happily ever after, however I thought the writing was beautiful in that the emotions were real and I felt the heartbreak that all the characters faced in trying to restore their broken world and trying to move forward in a new future.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alice in Zombieland

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Gena Showalter
    • Narrated By Natalie Gold
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (246)
    Performance
    (237)
    Story
    (237)

    She won't rest until she's sent every walking corpse back to its grave. Forever. Had anyone told Alice Bell that her entire life would change course between one heartbeat and the next, she would have laughed. From blissful to tragic, innocent to ruined? Please. But that's all it took. One heartbeat. A blink, a breath, a second, and everything she knew and loved was gone. Her father was right. The monsters are real.

    Linda B says: "Fun! Actually something new!"
    "Fun Easy Read but not what I was expecting"
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    I enjoyed this book. The start of the book took some time to get going and I felt there were parts of the book that were boring though, but overall I can say that it was a good book. The book was entertaining and unique. It was a fresh new take on the zombie genre, but one that is more likely to appeal to fans of paranormal romance than a typical horror reader.

    I liked most of the vibrant and interesting characters in this book. I;m looking forward to see how Ali and Cole's relationship evolves. My favorite character in the book was Kat the Best Friend. her character was well written.

    I'm looking forward to the next 2nd book.

    I liked the Narrator, Natalie Gold. I thought she did a great job on the voices for the characters.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Wallbanger

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Alice Clayton
    • Narrated By Heather Smith
    Overall
    (1619)
    Performance
    (1490)
    Story
    (1501)

    Thanks to paper-thin walls and the guy’s athletic prowess, Carolyn is gaining an - um - intimate knowledge of her new neighbor's nocturnal adventures. And since Caroline is currently on a self-imposed "dating hiatus," and her neighbor is clearly lethally attractive to women, she finds her fantasies keep her awake even longer than the noise. So when the wallbanging threatens to literally bounce her out of bed, Caroline, clad in sexual frustration and a pink baby-doll nightie, confronts Simon Parker, her heard-but-never-seen neighbor.

    Kym Wayne says: "Had great promise..."
    "Great Mix of Love and Humor"
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    I would never have thought that a book called, Wallbanger would crack me up so much. I guess that's what I get for judging a book by it's cover.This book is so funny, sexy, and cute. I loved it! I was laughing out loud from the beginning. I related to the girlfriends in the book and it cracked me up on how they all interacted with each other. I really loved Alice Clayton did an amazing job writing an awesome book. Read it!! You will love it!

    I like the narrator, Heather Smith and thought she did a great job bringing the story to life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Mighty Storm: Mighty Storm Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs)
    • By Samantha Towle
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (568)
    Performance
    (527)
    Story
    (537)

    It's been 12 years since Tru Bennett last saw Jake Wethers, her former best friend and boy she once loved. Jake Wethers, sexy, tattooed, and deliciously bad lead singer, and brains behind The Mighty Storm, one of biggest bands in the world, left Tru with a broken heart when he moved from England to America with his family when they were both 14. Sent to interview Jake for her music column by the magazine she works for, they are both unprepared for the sparks that fly the instant they reconnect.

    CAROLYN says: "BEAUTIFUL WELL WRITTEN INTENSE LOVE STORY"
    "Love and Friendship Reunited"
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    The Mighty Storm’ was a great audio listen story wise as it did sweep me up in to a wave of emotions and I liked it, for sure! The story starts off slow and it really takes a while to develop. I will be getting the sequel when it comes out cause I want to know how the story continues. The story between Tru, Jake, and Will was very close to being what I was hoping but it never did hit that high note. Although the story was good I was hoping for more as the turmoil that there relationship faced was barely touched upon. I think I was looking for more angst in this love story.

    I did not like Justin Eyre narration in the beginning and it took me a while to get into the narrators voice as she sounded more like a snobby British girl then a common British girl working at a magazine that was trying to figure out our friendship and eventually love towards Jake. The male voices she did really didn't even sound attractive, but after a long while her voice was just ok and I got through the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dirty

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Megan Hart
    • Narrated By Elenna Stauffer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1036)
    Performance
    (458)
    Story
    (455)

    This is what happened: I met him at the candy store. He turned and smiled at me and I was surprised enough to smile back. This was not a children's candy store, mind you, this was the kind of place you went to buy expensive imported chocolate truffles for your boss' wife because you felt guilty for having sex with him when you were both at a conference in Milwaukee.

    Cynthia says: "Can't get enough!"
    "WOW! What a Story"
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    This was my first time reading Megan Hart and WOW I am a fan!

    Dirty is not a light read. It has depth to it and it retains a very erotic edge.

    Elle repressed heroine with no color in her wardrobe, no joy in her life. A typical background for such a woman. A hero destined to drag her out of her bleak existence. You've seen it all before, right? Not even close.

    Elle is one of the most complex, real characters I've ever read. She diverges from stereotype in unique ways, and resolution is not only difficult to find, it's as complex as the character. At the end of the book you know she still has a lot of work to do...but the most important element of any book for me, hope, is there in spades.

    This book isn't a romance, per se, because the focus is on more than the male/female relationship. But it's also the epitome of romance because it's about falling in love and doing the hard work such a fall requires.

    This book really had an impressive storyline and I felt like I was on Elle life roller coaster seeing all the up and downs. Megan Hart you have impressed me.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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