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Stacey

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  • Deeply Odd: Odd Thomas, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By David Aaron Baker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1762)
    Performance
    (1579)
    Story
    (1589)

    How do you make sure a crime that hasn’t happened yet, never does? That’s the critical question facing Odd Thomas, the young man with a unique ability to commune with restless spirits and help them find justice and peace. But this time, it’s the living who desperately need Odd on their side. Three helpless innocents will be brutally executed unless Odd can intervene in time. Who the potential victims are and where they can be found remain a mystery. The only thing Odd knows for sure is who the killer will be: the homicidal stranger who tried to shoot him dead in a small-town parking lot.

    D says: "Odd Once Again"
    "Soooooo Gooood"
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    After the last Odd Thomas installment, I felt the Mr. Koontz was getting a little boring with Odd's adventure and that Anna Maria was annoying as hell. However, in reading this installment of Odd, I am once again hooked on this series. Odd has some inner thoughts that had me laughing so hard--Odd even mentions reading Twilight Eyes (One of Koontz's previous books about Carnies). Since I had read it, I found the mention worthwhile. The characters Odd meets, becoming the chauffeur of Mrs. Fisher and the family living off the grid had me rethinking my life and asking the question... What does Dean Koontz know about the true nature of the universe that I am overlooking? Odd just has some serious deep thoughts and nice one liners. My favorite, "We may as well eat." This adventure is just an amazing ride with Odd is worthwhile and of the same caliber, if not better than the first few stories in Odd's adventures. I highly recommend this story.

    4 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Retreat Hell! She Just Got Here: 1 Night Stand Series: Always a Marine, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 5 mins)
    • By Heather Long
    • Narrated By Christine Padovan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (24)

    Jazz has been one of the guys for over a decade, serving her country with distinction, but she longs to explore her femininity, to be desired as a woman, to flirt, cavort, and fulfill every sexual desire. When her mother, of all people, signs her up for a one-night stand, she's not sure whether to be exhilarated or pissed. Flying to Las Vegas on the promise of a total escape, Jazz plans to be Jasmine for just one night, because tomorrow she plans to re-up for another five years.

    M.B. says: "Great menage story from Ms. Long"
    "Narrator deserves zero stars"
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    I really want to read this story and in order to do so, I had to hear this narrator. I have heard many awful readers like Roy Wells--who is an old man reading young parts, Annie Chapman--who reads flatly when she does male voices, and others. I have NEVER had the DISpleasure of listening to a book where I can't hear the story because the narration is so bad. Christine Padovan stops in odd places, lilts in the wrong areas and fails as a good male narrator. It is so bad that I could not UNDERSTAND the story because the narrator was so awful. I only got 15 minutes into the story before I had to stop. I always finish a book--it's sacrilege not to in my family. Yet, here I am not able to fast forward or listen. DO NOT GET THIS BOOK! Buy the print version like I will.

    0 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Claimed by the Marine

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Dez Burke
    • Narrated By Pepper Laramie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (29)

    Being dumped by her fiancé weeks before the wedding left Ashanti feeling unattractive and insecure. She was at the bottom of a low when her girlfriends convinced her a night out of partying and dancing would help to lift her spirits. Little did she know she would meet the man of her dreams. Not only was Hawk Malone a Marine, he was drop-dead gorgeous and, best of all, he wanted her! It was like a perfect fantasy come true...almost too perfect, in fact. But Ashanti was too far gone to worry about the clear warning signs. For the first time in a long time, she felt truly desirable and there was no telling what the resultant euphoria would make her do....

    Felicia Moore says: "This is one of the hottest, sexiest books ever!"
    "One pet peeve"
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    I liked this story and I like this writer. The story was quick, sexy and cute. Both characters were really strong and written well. My only pet peeve is that the author should complete a little research. Marines are not Soldiers. Soldiers are not Marines. Both would be offended to be called either. I would definitely listen to more by Dez Burke.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Their Virgin Secretary: Masters of Menage, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Shayla Black, Lexi Blake
    • Narrated By Ryan West
    Overall
    (92)
    Performance
    (81)
    Story
    (82)

    Three determined bosses: Tate Baxter, Eric Cohen, and Kellan Kent are partners for one of the most respected law practices in Chicago. But these three masters of the courtroom also share a partnership in the bedroom, fulfilling the darkest needs of their female submissives night after night. Everything was fine-until they hired Annabelle Wright as their administrative assistant.

    Stacey says: "That being said..."
    "That being said..."
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    Overall, I liked the books. Shayla Black can really make a scene sizzle. This is my first experience with Lexi Blake and I hope it won't be my last. I thought the story line was interesting. The heroes were the usual types: commitment-phobe, jock, and geek. They truly made an amazing group for the heroine.

    That being said...The heroine is supposed to be African American and 26--I did not feel that. She just made too many errors that one only sees in young women written as non-black. I just did not get a feel that the writers understood characteristics of heroines who are mature and black. NO--that doesn't mean she has to talk slang. There was an error of victimization that she accepted--that at 26 NO woman should take.

    Someone writes on my wall in blood--IT'S ON!
    Lawyer talks to me disrespectfully--IT'S ON!
    Person is creepy--IT'S ON!

    At a certain age, all women feel an inner strength that will not let any one walk over them. She never followed her instincts--this is typical of a young woman, not one her age. This was not the case here. The heroine stood up to her men, but did not stand up to the right people. Maybe it's just me, but I just like spunkier women. The sex scenes were hot and well done. The storyline was okay as all the characters had growth to complete. Honestly, my favorite was Tate. He was hilarious. I will continue to listen to both Shayla Black and Lexi Blake. This book is 15 hours and I did not skip ahead once. Ryan West was a great choice for the narrator! I loved his voice and he really added to the intimate scenes! Yaay! I really enjoyed the read and do recommend it.

    I really hope that I have not offended anyone with my gripes because I did not intend to do so. I wrestled with this review, but in the end, had to be honest. Thanks for reading and I hope this review helped you.

    17 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • The Butterfly Forest

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Tom Lowe
    • Narrated By Michael David Axtell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (269)
    Performance
    (239)
    Story
    (242)

    After 40 years in San Quentin, Luke Palmer leaves with a state-issued suit, $100 dollars to buy a bus ticket, and a map that will lead to a promise and into the heart of a dark forest. College graduate student Molly Monroe is about to release rare butterflies not far from where the FBI used 4,000 bullets in a shootout to kill Ma Barker and one of her gangster sons in 1935. Molly snaps a picture that will frame something she never sees coming.

    shelley says: "Really good story, Super Narator!"
    "Unbelievable--Not Worth It!"
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    Not only was the police and hospital procedures in this book unbelievable, it is amazing that there are more in the series. Narrator was good, but the overall story seemed to be little more than a view into what cannot happen in real society. The killing of the daughter was gratuitous at best. Someone compared this to Jack Reacher, but it is a far cry from being that good.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Love Bites: Argeneau Vampires, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Lynsay Sands
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (896)
    Performance
    (511)
    Story
    (518)

    Etienne Argeneau’s 300 years of bachelorhood were at an end. Either that, or he’d be forever alone. He could only turn one human in his lifetime, and most of his kind created a life mate. If he turned this stranger…. But what choice did he have? He had to help Rachel Garrett. The beautiful coroner had saved his life. To save hers, he would make her immortal.

    A User says: "This is NOT Book 1!"
    "Don't Bother--Not Even When It Is On Sale!"
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    I cannot stand stupid people! The characters in this book were stupid! I didn't buy any of this story. A guy named Pudge wants to become a vampire and stalks the idiot hero. Girl gets killed trying to save a corpse--also known as the Hero. Pudge finds a way to break into the hero's home and kidnaps heroine. This book was unbelievable story that seems to just been written to pump out a book. This was not funny or entertaining! I know this won't help many decide whether to read or not--take my advice. Save your money. Other books have better plots and better stories. One pet peeve--Why does it need an epilogue? Others will say, why did you read it? In my family, you always finish the book! Always!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Worth Forgiving

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Vi Keeland
    • Narrated By Stephanie Rose
    Overall
    (123)
    Performance
    (117)
    Story
    (116)

    They say men like a lady in the living room and a whore in the bedroom. I never knew the sentiment was reciprocal. Until I met Jax Knight. A gentleman in public, a commanding, dirty talking rogue in the bedroom. Daughter of legendary fighter "The Saint," Lily St. Claire knows firsthand how fighters can be. As the owner of a chain of MMA gyms, she's no stranger to aggressive, dominating, and possessive men. That's why she's always kept her distance.

    M. says: "5+ stars for excellent writing and performance!"
    "Worth Forgetting!"
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    This book wasn't memorable to me. I kept wandering what all the fuss was for. I was disappointed that the heroine wasn't feisty and did not fight back or stand up for herself. She actually believed a man who hit her over her present lover.

    She did not know how to go after what she wanted, yet she believed he would cheat on her when that had not even been in question. One redeeming quality was that Jax and his brother formed a bond of brotherhood and friendship.

    I know this won't help many people who find this book a five star. Yet, I like strong women who can kick ass and listen to their instincts. There was some steam between the hero and heroine, but I won't listen to it again.

    4 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Collision

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Jeff Abbott
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (59)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (39)

    Collision is the story of two men living very different lives - one, a successful corporate consultant who is mourning the murder of his new bride; the other, a former CIA agent known only as "Pilgrim", whose current assignment for a fringe espionage agency is so treacherous he doesn't trust even his own boss. When they are thrown together in a violent, unexpected event, the two men realize that they've been framed in an elaborate setup.

    Ted says: "Action Without Adventure"
    "Exciting--Obvious--Frustrating--Meh!"
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    I picked up this book because of the narrator. I would like to say, there were some obvious problems with the hero who constantly made the dumbest mistakes. But he did have a worthwhile growth. I did not like the final confrontation between the heroes, and it was obvious, once you know the characters, who killed the wife. Sometimes the author makes the characters do things that they would not do. Toward the end of the book, it seemed this way. I may give Jeff Abbott a try again. I am pretty sure this is cryptic to most readers, but I am just "meh" with this book. I'm okay if this doesn't help you. I bought the book, and it was an enjoyable AND frustrating listen, but I probably won't listen a second time.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Echoes at Dawn

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Maya Banks
    • Narrated By Harry Berkeley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (460)
    Performance
    (425)
    Story
    (426)

    Grace Peterson is desperate, in hiding, and on the run after escaping a shadowy group determined to exploit her extraordinary ability to heal others. Her only lifeline - an unerring telepathic ability she shares with her sister - has been severed, leaving her alone and vulnerable. And time is running out.... Enlisted to bring Grace home is Rio, relentless member of the KGI. He's unprepared for his reaction to this wounded, damaged woman, and he's fiercely determined to protect her from those who nearly destroyed her.

    Amazon Customer says: "Best Yet!!"
    "A sexy narrator does not hot romance make"
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    I keep thinking with the story lines Ms. Banks imagines, that she will make a story pop. This just is not the case. I also don't see the tie-in with the title. Ms. Banks' books have p lost a lot of their edge. Although a positive in Echoes at Dawn is that the hero and heroine are both individually strong and as a couple. I did like that Rio was a plainspoken and honorable person. Rio was courageous, solid, and true. He didn’t sugar coat anything with Grace, told her the truth. I I did not like how they seemingly feel in love under the circumstances. Some have said that the hero and heroine's interactions was intense and emotion. I actually did not care about either of them at all and jus wanted the book to be at an end. Sorry May--I give up on your books.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Taming Her Beast

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 8 mins)
    • By Michelle Fox
    • Narrated By Natasha K
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (12)

    Meet Hunter. He's tall, dark and handsome....and ready to make Miranda howl. Miranda knows how to survive on the streets, but she has no idea how to be a werewolf or live with a pack. She thought things were looking up when the Moon Bay pack took her in, but all she seems to do is cause trouble. When she goes into heat and starts a bar brawl, the pack alpha gives her an ultimatum: Spend her heat with the pack member he designates or face life as a lone wolf. For Miranda, it's Hunter or the highway.

    Stacey says: "Needs some serious editing."
    "Needs some serious editing."
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    The story is ok. I like the story but the performance was awful with little inflection or change in the intonation. There are many areas of this audio where editing could come in handy. Too many repeats of sentences. The audio recording is very poor. I like Michelle Fox but I cannot take the background noise that seems to indicate a poor recording.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Beautiful Ashes: Broken Destiny, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Jeaniene Frost
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (302)
    Performance
    (282)
    Story
    (278)

    Ever since she was a child, Ivy has been gripped by visions of strange realms just beyond her own. But when her sister goes missing, Ivy discovers the truth is far worse - her hallucinations are real, and her sister is trapped in a parallel realm. And the one person who believes her is the dangerously attractive guy who's bound by an ancient legacy to betray her. Adrian might have turned his back on those who raised him, but that doesn't mean he can change his fate, no matter how strong a pull he feels toward Ivy.

    K says: "Yeah Ok.."
    "This is NOT a Cat & Bones Novel!!!"
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    This was a seriously different departure for JF here. I loved the story line here and was excited that Ms. Frost had the insight to make sure this was a truly different. I really liked the story. Falling in love at age 20 seems more like YA to me though. There was a romantic scene for the two heroes which was well done and appropriate for the series. I, however, want to read about older and more mature people. I plan to buy the next book in the series, but of course I hope that the way this was left is that the heroine will spend time maturing.

    JF poses a crisis of faith for the heroine. This development of faith was based on one's true inner spiritual identity was dealt with in an amazing and tolerant way. Her humor was well done. As we all know from her recent books--demons can be killed with demon bone. In this book, there is a world at stake and the rules are different. Although I miss them, I really appreciated the departure from Bones and Cat. Ms. Frost truly shows the depth of here writing. My only complaint about the book is that Ms. Frost writes about a PTSD attack which is really an anxiety attack. PTSD is a disorder and one can have symptoms but not an attack.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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