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Allison Park , PA, USA

  • 8 reviews
  • 23 ratings
  • 55 titles in library
  • 0 purchased in 2015

  • Acheron: A Dark-Hunter Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Sherrilyn Kenyon
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Eleven thousand years ago a god was born. Cursed into the body of a human, Acheron spent a lifetime of shame. His human death unleashed an unspeakable horror that almost destroyed the earth. Brought back against his will, he became the sole defender of mankind.

    Josaphine says: "Yumm!"
    "This was good but seemed to lack. something?"

    What to say about Acheron.The first 2/3 of the book is very difficult to listen to or read. It's brutal and cruel, but it does explain Ash's life, but I think it was just a little bit TOO long. Like another reviewer wrote, we got that he was treated like crap with the first few hundred pages, still, it was over 400 pages of brutality and hate.She broached a lot of taboo subjects and for that I have to give her props.

    Rape, incest, brutality and sexual violence were deeply ingrained in most of this book and some people are very sensitive to that kind of thing.

    For years my friend and I have been trying to figure out who Ash's HEA would be and it turns out I was right.

    As for their interaction, she seemed to deal with him and everything that he is/was with a grain of salt and it was almost too easy in that regard. Maybe it was because of his past, that he needed someone, just once, to say ok, I'll take you as you are.

    Ash wanted/needed love. To be loved and to know love. He gets that with this book, but I can't help but wonder how this will change him in the future of the series.

    I also wonder about his brother and what happens with him at the end of the book. Somethings were done to death and others seemed to be glossed over quickly where I think they should have been explored and explained more for a more in depth view of it all.

    It was nice to see some old faces also, but again, not much was new or settled there. They were just kinda there to say that they were.

    Things with Nick are still bitter and raw and Artie, man, she's a piece of work. I can't wait until she gets hers.

    It is at times hard to imagine that Ash, the leader of the DH let people treat him like he had for thousands of years. sometimes I wonder simply. WHY didn't he just LEAVE? Get on a ship and go somewhere else? Walk out of his fathers house when he was old enough? Why sit there, where everyone hates you. He could have saved himself a lot of pain.

    11 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Night Embrace: A Dark-Hunter Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Sherrilyn Kenyon
    • Narrated By Carrington MacDuffie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Night Embrace spins the story of Talon, an ancient Celtic warrior who killed the son of the god Camulus. Camulus cursed Talon, decreeing death for everyone he loved. Now a Dark-Hunter in modern-day New Orleans, Talon meets Sunshine, who is key to ending his curse once and for all - not to mention helping him to save New Orleans from an ancient god bent on total destruction....

    Sherry says: "(very) Pleasantly Surprised"
    "I've read the book twice..."

    And still, at times, this brought tears to my eyes. Even though it was 'read' by a woman, she does Talon and Sunshine's voice's so different, that it's like more than one person reading. Fantastic. This makes me remember WHY I love this series.

    Her last few stories weren't all that great, but this makes me remember and makes me excited for Ash's story coming out Aug 5th :)

    Ordering the next one now. :)

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Tempted

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Megan Hart
    • Narrated By Zoe Winslow
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    I had everything a woman could want... My husband, James. The house on the lake. My life. Our perfect life. And then Alex came to visit. The first time I saw my husband's best friend, I didn't like him. Didn't like how James changed when he was around, didn't like how his penetrating eyes followed me everywhere.

    Brandon says: "I'M SHOCKED!"
    "LOVED IT!"

    It was funny and witty. It made me laugh out loud and cry. I loved the references to the 80's in it and the people in it seemed real and flawed. It was refreshing to listen to a book that didn't have the same sentence repeated 10 different ways to drive the point home.

    The sex was hot and very yummy... It really makes you wonder.. what if... I wish I could find more books like this w/ a little bit more slash involved in them. Quite yummy. Well worth the money if you are open minded to this kind of thing. I hope she writes more like this.

    17 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • Dark of the Moon

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Susan Krinard
    • Narrated By Lauren Fortgang

    His iron hand once kept the warring vampire clans of decadent 1920s New York from one another's throats. But now, outcast from his own kind, Dorian Black haunts the back alleys of the city alone...until the night he meets reporter Gwen Murphy and feels something stir within him for the first time in centuries.

    Tracy says: "Enjoyable book...."
    "Enjoyable book...."

    It's nice to "read" about a different time. This takes place in the 20's where men were (usually) gentlemen and women were ladies.

    A good solid story but if you're looking for a lot of sex.. don't buy this. A different twist to a vampire story.

    The reader was easy to listen to and not annoying like some others have been.

    I think it was well worth the money and/or credit

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Dance to the Piper

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Marie Caliendo

    She moved in perfect harmony to the music that ruled her life both onstage and off. He dealt with the world with ruthless expertise. Music was his business and he was all business. That is until she lit up the stage.

    Kate says: "the story and the narrator"
    "The books good, but"

    The reader made Maddie sound like such and air headed child. Other than that, it was a good book. I purchased the whole 4 book set and this was the only one she annoyed me in.

    I realized that Maddie was supposed to be 'bubbly' but YIKES!!! It was grating.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Giveaway

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Brenda Novak
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    The Reverend Lee Barker went missing 19 years ago. And the people of Stillwater, Mississippi, believe they know why. They're convinced he was murdered by his stepson, Clay Montgomery. But only Clay, his mother, and sisters can say for sure. They were the only ones there that fateful night, the only ones who know what really happened. And they're not talking.

    Patti says: "Great!"
    "Great book!"

    I just got this the other day and I'm almost finished with it. It's a great book and her style reminds me a lot of Nora Roberts.

    I chose this for something different and I'd never heard of her before but the reviews were good. So I figured I'd give it a shot, and I like the reader.

    My only complaint is that this is the 2nd book in the series and the first one I listened to. I ordered the other two from the library and plan on reading them ASAP.

    I wish the other books were read by the same man but I'm still going to give them a shot. It's hard for me to wait and use my credits to order then and not purchase them sooner, even now, my fingers itch to order.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Dark Melody: Dark Series, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Christine Feehan
    • Narrated By Rebecca Cook
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    They were masters of the darkness, searching through eternity for a mistress of the light. Lead guitarist of the Dark Troubadors, Dayan was renowned for his mesmerizing performances. His melodies stilled crowds, beckoned, seduced, tempted. And always, he called to her. His lover. His lifemate. He called to her to complete him. To give him the emotions that had faded from his existence, leaving him an empty shell of growing darkness.

    Kim says: "Book - 5 stars...narration - 3 stars"
    "Enjoy the book but the narrator"

    Is rather painful. I like Richard Ferrone so much better for her stories. This one pronounces things wrong, swallows in the middle of a sentence and sometimes makes the lead female sound like an airhead.

    At times I cringed at how she said Gregori's name and Carpathian.

    As for the story, it's a good one and one that doesn't repeat everything again and again like some of her books tend to do.

    I love the Dark Series and this is one of the better. It has heart, no pun intended :)

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Demon's Kiss

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Maggie Shayne
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Even by vampire standards, Reaper is a loner, and his current mission to destroy a gang of rogue bloodsuckers is definitely a one-vamp job. Then fate takes a hand, and before he knows it, he's surrounded by a ragtag crew of misfit helpers: the newbie, the princess, the shape-shifter, and the human healer.

    Tracy says: "Good but..."
    "Good but..."

    There are four female 'leads' in this one. One of the lead females has the mentality/emotions of a child and I found myself rolling my eyes a few times because of it. She was just TOO innocent and sheltered and it made me, at points, want to gag.

    Another female lead was stupid and hardheaded and you wanted to choke her.

    The other two were pretty strong and I'm sure, when their time comes, they'll have good books.

    The men were well written and interesting. They didn't have a lot of gag worthy moments.

    If you're looking for a sexual book, don't look here. There are, if I remember correctly, only two love scenes in this.

    I sometimes think it was spread too thin but it was the first in this 'series' and it has to introduce a lot of people to move the series forward.

    For Maggie Shayne, I enjoyed it and I'm looking forward to her next piece.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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