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Violeta H. Berkenkamp

Member Since 2014

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  • 19 reviews
  • 33 ratings
  • 22 titles in library
  • 19 purchased in 2014
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  • The Nothingness of Ben

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Brad Boney
    • Narrated By Charlie David
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (120)
    Performance
    (117)
    Story
    (116)

    Ben Walsh is well on his way to becoming one of Manhattan's top litigators, with a gorgeous boyfriend and friends on the A-list. His life is perfect until he gets a phone call that brings it all crashing down: a car accident takes his parents, and now he must return to Austin to raise three teenage brothers he barely knows.

    Boys like Boys says: "A simple read"
    "Loved it sooo much on audible!!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes !


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ben and Travis and the brothers


    What does Charlie David bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He does the voices so well and sounds very good on audio,
    He knew the characters well to sound them out as they would be.


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

    yes if I had the time .but I enjoy it so much I listen to it very many times.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Blame It on the Mistletoe

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Eli Easton
    • Narrated By Jason Frazier
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (37)

    When physics grad student Fielding Monroe and skirt-chaser and football player Mick Colman become college housemates, they're both in for a whole new education. Mick looks out for the absent-minded genius, and he helps Fielding clean up his appearance and discover all the silly pleasures his strict upbringing as a child prodigy denied him. They become best friends. It's all well and good until they run into a cheerleader who calls Mick the “best kisser on campus”.

    T. Henry says: "Sweet, Sweet Book!"
    "Very good"
    Overall
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    If you could sum up Blame It on the Mistletoe in three words, what would they be?

    Cute, cute, cute


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Blame It on the Mistletoe?

    when they kiss for the first time


    What does Jason Frazier bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I love this narrator, I wish he could have done more justice to Fielding's voice.
    but over all it was great and this audio is a keeper .


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

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    love this audio

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Gentleman and the Rogue

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Summer Devon, Bonnie Dee
    • Narrated By Jasper de Montfort
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (62)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
    (56)

    When Sir Alan Watleigh goes searching for sex, he never imagines the street rat he brings home for one last bit of pleasure in his darkest hour will be the man who hauls him back from the edge of the grave. A single night of meaningless sex turns into an offer of permanent employment. Jem acts as Alan's valet, but offers him so much more than polished boots and starched cravats.

    Riva says: "Delightful and Unexpected"
    "Not as good on audio"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    the narrator performance. Very dry , no feeling.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Gentleman and the Rogue?

    I love how good this two are for each other.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Put some feeling and passion or love in to the reading.


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

    yes.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved this book on print , disappointed with how the audio came out.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hospital: The FREE Short Story: The First Mountain Man Story

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 37 mins)
    • By Keith C. Blackmore
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (833)
    Performance
    (763)
    Story
    (769)

    "Mountain Man" Augustus Berry is a survivor in undead suburbia. He scavenges what he can from what's left over. He is very careful in what he does and where he goes, taking no chances, no unnecessary risks, and weighing every choice...until he decides to visit the hospital at the edge of town, and experiences terror the likes he's never encountered before.

    Ian says: "Kind of Undersells Book 2"
    "ADRENALINE PUMP."
    Overall
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    If you could sum up The Hospital: The FREE Short Story: The First Mountain Man Story in three words, what would they be?

    ADRENAL SUPPLY


    What did you like best about this story?

    The suspense


    What does R. C. Bray bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    liked his voice, it was perfect for this story.


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

    I could not , it was too intense, but I got back to it in increments I could tolerate


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Love the Sinner

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Avril Ashton
    • Narrated By Renard Pasquale
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (101)
    Performance
    (100)
    Story
    (99)

    Detective Gabriel Ashby has never looked twice at another man, yet the criminal across from him, the man he's interrogating, isn't like any other. Gabe can't deal with the sudden, intense need he has for one of NYPD's Most Wanted. Everyone close to Angelo Pagan ends up dead, with the smug gang leader standing amid the rubble. Gabe would love nothing more than to bust Angelo's ass and lock him up. So why is he seeing the bastard in his dreams at night? Angelo Pagan knows attraction to Gabe is suicide.

    Candateshia Pafford says: "YES!!!! One of my favorite m/m series!!!"
    "the Narrator keeped me here."
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    Would you try another book from Avril Ashton and/or Renard Pasquale?

    not really


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

    I was glad about the ending. I like HEA. loved it ,


    What about Renard Pasquale’s performance did you like?

    I LOVED IT , it was the only reason I finish the book.


    Do you think Love the Sinner needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    no , it was not easy to hold my attention.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Into This River I Drown

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By TJ Klune
    • Narrated By Matt Baca
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (34)

    Five years ago, Benji Green lost his beloved father Big Eddie when his truck crashed into a river. Everyone called it an accident, but Benji knows it was more. Even years later, he's buried in his grief, throwing himself into managing Big Eddie's convenience store in the small-town of Roseland, Oregon. Surrounded by his mother and three aunts, he lives day to day, struggling to keep his head above water. But Roseland is no ordinary place.

    Steven says: "Well written, heartbreakingly earnest narration!"
    "did not finish"
    Overall
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    What did you like best about Into This River I Drown? What did you like least?

    I love the narrator he was fantastic, but this story got too long and tedious about 1/2 way. I lost interest.


    If you’ve listened to books by TJ Klune before, how does this one compare?

    no. is my first one.


    What does Matt Baca bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I just adore his voice, great narration.


    Was Into This River I Drown worth the listening time?

    No, not for me.


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Going Up

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Amy Lane
    • Narrated By Paul Woodson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (77)
    Performance
    (73)
    Story
    (74)

    Every dreary day, Zach Driscoll takes the elevator from the penthouse apartment of his father's building to his coldly charmed life where being a union lawyer instead of a corporate lawyer is an act of rebellion. Every day, that is, until the day the elevator breaks and Sean Mallory practically runs into his arms. Substitute teacher Sean Mallory is everything Zach is not - poor, happy, and goofily charming. With a disarming smile and a penchant for drama, Sean laughs his way into Zach's heart one elevator ride at a time.

    Irene says: "Going Up"
    "Sweet and tender."
    Overall
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    What did you love best about Going Up?

    I love the Main characters
    the story line is so cute and innovating.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Going Up?

    the way they communicated


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Paul Woodson?

    if he is well match to the story? yes.
    this was a great match but I just love the story.


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

    if it had a better narrator I would but as it is now , no.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Artifact: The Bodyguard, Book 1 (M/M Supernatural Mystery)

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By X. Aratare
    • Narrated By Chris Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (29)

    Dane Gareis is a wealthy, reclusive young man with a traumatic past, but a spine of steel. When his father is killed in a mysterious plane crash, Dane carries on the family business and continues his passion for the very antiquity that got his father murdered - a golden sarcophagus belonging to an ancient cult known as the Ydrath. Soon, the Ydrath threaten him as well, and Dane seeks to hire a bodyguard he can trust. Someone who can protect him, and someone who will respect his boundaries.

    Candateshia Pafford says: "Wow... unexpected"
    "Fantastic!"
    Overall
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    Would you listen to The Artifact again? Why?

    Yes! this is a keeper for me, I loved the story but most of all the narrator was fantastic.
    everything matched perfectly.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Artifact?

    There all fantastic.


    What about Chris Patton’s performance did you like?

    Freaking FANTASTIC!!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It kept my attention and Im a fan of this audio, I will listen to it over and over. I want the 2th one ASAP!


    Any additional comments?

    I need more , Im addicted to good audios with well match narrators and great story lines! and this is one of my personal "Crack"

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Ghost of a Chance

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Josh Lanyon
    • Narrated By Kevin R. Free
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (75)
    Performance
    (73)
    Story
    (73)

    Over a century ago Illusionist David Berkeley committed suicide in his mansion by the sea, thus dooming his restless spirit to wander forever. Or so the local legend goes. Professor Rhys Davies, a part-time parapsychologist, is writing a book on California hauntings and he believes the crumbling ruins of Berkeley House will make a terrific chapter -- if he can gain access to the house and grounds. The only obstacle is brooding cop and self-appointed caretaker, Sam Devlin.

    Nimue says: "Better the second time"
    "Simply great!"
    Overall
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    Where does A Ghost of a Chance rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Is one of the top ones


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Rice and Sam


    Have you listened to any of Kevin R. Free’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    My first time with this narrator and he is one of my favors now. There are not many as good as him that is why I cherish the good ones.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me very happy how good it was and satisfied for how well matched this book was to the narrator.


    Any additional comments?

    This is the kind of story and narrator I pray for So I can enjoy it over and over againg. Listen to it on one sitting. I'm very please with this one . :)

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ethan, Who Loved Carter

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Ryan Loveless
    • Narrated By K. C. Kelly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (90)
    Performance
    (90)
    Story
    (90)

    By twenty-four, Carter Stevenson has stuttered and ticced his way to debilitating shyness. Although his friends accuse him of letting his Tourette's dictate his life, Carter moves from Los Angeles to a quiet California town. He'll keep his head down and avoid people. He doesn't anticipate his new neighbor, Ethan Hart, crashing into his solitude and forcing him to get out and live.

    Libros Lover says: "Wow..."
    "Loved this book"
    Overall
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    What did you like best about Ethan, Who Loved Carter? What did you like least?

    The story of two people with special needs.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ethan and Carter.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    It was ok . For me a successful audio book if one I can listen over and over, this one I will not listen to,it again .


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    Narrator being well matched.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bonds of Denial: Wicked Play, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Lynda Aicher
    • Narrated By Decklan McKenna
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (88)
    Performance
    (86)
    Story
    (85)

    It's been 20 years since Rockford Fielding's father punished him for kissing another boy. Rock continues to deny his true desires, even while working security at The Den, the most decadent sex club in town. But after a year of watching gorgeous Carter Montgomery come and go on the arms of other men, Rock can no longer resist the cravings he's denied for so long. One charmingly awkward date turns into two and soon the men are meeting off the clock. But with Rock in the closet and Carter unsure how to pursue a real relationship, how can they build a future both in and out of the bedroom?

    DK says: "A Bit Disappointing After The Others In The Series"
    "This story was ok, not one of my favor ."
    Overall
    Performance
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    What is it with the narrators ? This one just read on... Did not make it interesting, he did not make this good book pop.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Decklan McKenna’s performances?

    NO!


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

    May be.


    Any additional comments?

    Can some one matched the narrators better with the books?

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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