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alice

chicago ridge, IL, United States | Member Since 2007

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  • The Darkest Surrender

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Gena Showalter
    • Narrated By Max Bellmore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (540)
    Performance
    (486)
    Story
    (482)

    Possessed by the demon of Defeat, Strider cannot lose a challenge without suffering unimaginable pain. For him, nothing stands in the way of victory. Until Kaia, an enchanting Harpy, tempts him to the razor’s edge of surrender.

    Lupdilup says: "I want a Strider of my own!"
    "LOL"
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    OK, so this is now my favorite LOTU book. The story is great & Showalter wrote this one really well. Of course it didn't hurt that this HEA couple appeals to my warped sense of humor. The story moves fast, is funny, and the sex is really good. The Harpie sisters had my favorite comic passage in this one...

    Kaia: "Your just jealous because you don't have a white knight racing to your recue."

    Taliya rolled her baby-blues. "Your injuries have made you delusional. When I find my consort I plan to stab him in the heart before he can cause me a moment's unease."

    Kaia: "I understand. Your consort can't compare to mine, no one's can, so you'd rather go without."

    Bianka: "Mine's better than yours,"

    Kaia:"No way."

    Bianka: "Way."

    Taliya: ..."Both of your consorts suck. Now shut up and move out."

    Bianka stuck her tongue out at Kaia. "Mine sucks less than yours," she muttered.

    Kaia: "Yeah? Well mine sucks better than yours."

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Shiver of Light: Merry Gentry, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Laurell K. Hamilton
    • Narrated By Charlotte Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (404)
    Performance
    (372)
    Story
    (378)

    Merry Gentry pretends to be human. She moved to Los Angeles and began working as a private investigator at Grey's Detective Agency. But all of this is just a disguise; in fact she is a princess of faerie, her real name is Meredith Nic Essus, and she had to flee the Dark Court of Faerie because of attempts on her life. In order to inherit her rightful crown, Merry needed to conceive an heir, a notoriously difficult task for the slow-reproducing Fey. In the 2009 novel Divine Misdemeanors, Merry had finally achieved that goal - and fans have been kept waiting all this time to find out what happens!

    Dee says: "Narration not for me"
    "Really, save your credit"
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    TOTALLY disappointing after the long wait for this book.I don't know why GS bothered writing it. It reads like she phoned it in. Plus the narrative was AWFUL.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Just One Look

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Harlan Coben
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe, Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (278)
    Performance
    (249)
    Story
    (250)

    An ordinary snapshot causes a mother’s world to unravel in an instant. After picking up her two young children from school, Grace Lawson looks through a newly developed set of photographs. She finds an odd one in the pack: A mysterious picture from perhaps twenty years ago, showing four strangers she can’t identify. But there is one face she recognizes—that of her husband, from before she knew him. When her husband sees the photo that night, he leaves their home and drives off without explanation.

    Dennis says: "Just Shoot Me"
    "Read This Book in Print!"
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    Angela Dawe ruins this book. I have other books with her as narrator that are fine. This one is really bad!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Fairy Godmother: Tales of the Five Hundred Kingdoms, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated By Gabra Zackman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (451)
    Performance
    (409)
    Story
    (417)

    Elena Klovis was supposed to be her kingdom's Cinderella - until an accident of fate left her with a completely inappropriate prince! Determined not to remain with her stepfamily, Elena set out to get a new job - and ended up becoming the Fairy Godmother for the land. But "Breaking with Tradition" was no easy matter. True, she didn't have to sleep in the chimney, but she had to deal with arrogant, stuffed-shirt princes who kept trying to rise above their place in the tale.

    Captain Skurvy says: "An excellent start to a new series"
    "What a find in the First in Series Sale!"
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    Enchanting, Entertaining, Everything a fairytale should be.
    Gabra Zackman read it to me as fairytales should be read.
    I can't wait for her to read the next one to me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Eye of the Needle

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By Eric Lincoln
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2078)
    Performance
    (1144)
    Story
    (1147)

    One enemy spy knows the secret of the Allies' greatest deception, a brilliant aristocrat and ruthless assassin - code name: "The Needle" - who holds the key to the ultimate Nazi victory.

    Daniel Mcafee says: "Just OK by Follett Standards"
    "I just (bleeping) loved it!"
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    For 9:16:26 I was glued to my iPod. Although a mindless activity had been planned to do while reading this book it was quickly abandoned. I don't think I'd have read it straight through in print & I'll never be able to read it in print at all now. All the planet's must have been perfectly aligned to bring this book, this narrator, this director & production team together in the Brilliance Studio in 1985. I just (bleeping) loved it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Better Than Catnip

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Ruth Hartman
    • Narrated By Deborah Grausman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (40)

    Roxy Williams adores cats. Always has. That’s why she devotes her life to running her stray cat shelter. But is that enough? Isn’t there a man out there who will love her for who she is? A special man who won’t try to change her or ask her to choose between him and her cats? Max Weller has a problem. His son, Derek, must complete community service for fighting at school. The only available place is the stray cat shelter. But Derek is terrified of cats from a frightening childhood experience. How will they get through this traumatic experience?

    Natasha says: "Must love cats"
    "Sweet for Tween Girls"
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    Most everything about it will appeal to Tween girls & the narrator is perfect for that audience.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Belinda

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 57 mins)
    • By Anne Rice writing as Anne Rampling
    • Narrated By Al Mohrmann
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    Belinda is the ultimate fantasy. A golden-haired object of desire, fresh and uninhibited. But to Jeremy Walker, a handsome and famous 44-year-old illustrator of children's books, Belinda is a forbidden passion. She's sweet 16, and the most seductive woman he's ever known. Bewitching, beguiling....

    alice says: "A Surprisingly Good Read"
    "A Surprisingly Good Read"
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    I didn't expect to like this as much as I did. I chose it for the author. This is a provocative & controversial work which many will find offensive. I read this straight through & was glad I did. It is intense, sensual, & sexual yet there are no explicitly erotic scenes. As far as category, it's kind of Forbidden Romance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Her Royal Spyness: A Royal Spyness Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    Overall
    (4654)
    Performance
    (3995)
    Story
    (3972)

    Georgie, aka Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, cousin of King George V of England, is penniless and trying to survive on her own as an ordinary person in London in 1932. So far she has managed to light a fire and boil an egg... She's gate-crashed a wedding... She's making money by secretly cleaning houses... And she's been asked to spy for Her Majesty the Queen.

    Alice says: "Happy addition to a difficult genre"
    "Both a Light Read & a Good Mystery"
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    This is a charming book. Both a light read & a good mystery. I didn't guess the identity of the fiend until the end & that's always a good thing. The story is set in 1930's London which is a plus to me as I'm a sucker for an English mystery. I really enjoyed Kellren's narration.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Backstage Pass: Sinners on Tour Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Olivia Cunning
    • Narrated By Justine O. Keef
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1094)
    Performance
    (1010)
    Story
    (1017)

    It's been months since Brian Sinclair, lead guitarist for the famous rock band Sinners, composed anything. Unable to write the music that once flowed so naturally, Brian is lost without his musical mojo. But when sexy psychology professor Myrna Evans comes on tour to study groupie mentality, Brian may have found the spark he needs to reignite his musical genius. When lust turns to love, will Brian be able to convince Myrna that what they have is more than just a fling, and that now that he's found his heart's muse, he doesn't want to live without her?

    Leesa says: "Totally Fabulous!!"
    "Hot, Sexy & Cute"
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    VERY good. Justine O'Keefe did a good job with narration. I shall indeed read the series, but at my age I'd better space them out!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dark Witch: The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1632)
    Performance
    (1484)
    Story
    (1480)

    With indifferent parents, Iona Sheehan grew up craving devotion and acceptance. From her maternal grandmother, she learned where to find both: a land of lush forests, dazzling lakes, and centuries-old legends. Ireland. County Mayo, to be exact. Where her ancestors’ blood and magic have flowed through generations - and where her destiny awaits.

    Ann says: "Over the top"
    "Not a fan of Nora"
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    I am not a fan of Nora Roberts. But I loved her Seven Signs paranormal trilogy so I read Dark Witch & loved it too. Kellgren's narration seemed a bit much in the 1st couple chapters. But as more characters entered she kinda grew on me & I really loved it. I'm looking forward to Shadow Spell & I hope Kellgren is the narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Black and Blue

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Gena Showalter
    • Narrated By George Newbern
    Overall
    (77)
    Performance
    (74)
    Story
    (72)

    New York Times best-selling author Gena Showalter's pulse-pounding paranormal series continues with an electrifying story about the ultimate warrior and his prize: a beautiful woman he will do anything to possess.

    Leesa says: "Little less than average"
    "tis a puzzlement"
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    OK, this is really a 3.5 star book.

    I liked it, enjoyed it & want more.

    BUT it's not really that good of a book that it should have kept me up reading straight thru; but it did. I couldn't stop.

    I'll probably read it again.

    tis a puzzlement

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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