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barbara

livingston, TN, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Hunting Ground

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Patricia Briggs
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1469)
    Performance
    (1009)
    Story
    (1018)

    Mated to werewolf Charles Cornick, the son - and enforcer - of the leader of the North American werewolves, Anna Latham now knows how dangerous being a werewolf is, especially when a werewolf opposes Charles and his father is struck down. Charles's reputation makes him the prime suspect, and the penalty for the crime is execution. Now Anna and Charles must combine their talents to hunt down the real killer - or Charles will take the fall.

    Bethany says: "Excellent!"
    "Very entertaining"
    Overall

    I love urban love stories and books filled with supernatural creatures and this fit the bill on both. The reader was great and the trolls in the story caught my attention and imagination. Highly recommend this second in a series book, a cross over from the Mercy series.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Agent to the Stars

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3207)
    Performance
    (2757)
    Story
    (2759)

    The space-faring Yherajk have come to Earth to meet us and to begin humanity's first interstellar friendship. There's just one problem: They're hideously ugly and they smell like rotting fish. So getting humanity's trust is a challenge. The Yherajk need someone who can help them close the deal. Enter Thomas Stein, who knows something about closing deals. He's one of Hollywood's hottest young agents.

    C. Paget says: "excellent"
    "Entertainment light"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Agent to the Stars to be better than the print version?

    I would never have bought this book in print. When it comes to print I like my fantasy dark and bloody and, therefore, would have skipped right over this book. The reader did add a lot to the enjoyment of this book, so audio was a good choice.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I liked most of the characters but not to the point where I picked a favorite.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When someone caught the alien looking like a headless dog.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Not really any moving scenes. This was more comedy than tragedy.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm glad I bought this book but also really glad it was on sale when I did.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Red-Headed Stepchild

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Jaye Wells
    • Narrated By Cynthia Holloway
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (217)
    Performance
    (157)
    Story
    (157)

    Sabina Kane doesn't really fit in. And being an assassin doesn't help matters. But she's never brought her work home. Until now. Sabina's latest mission is uncomfortably complex and threatens the fragile peace between the vampire and mage races. As she scrambles to figure out which side she's on, she uncovers a tangled political web, some nasty facts about her family, and some unexpected new talents. Any of these things could be worryingly life changing, but together they could be lethal.

    Readers Confession says: "Good potential"
    "A not-so-bad book"
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    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Red-Headed Stepchild in three words, what would they be?

    It's urban fantasy. Meaning that unless an urban fantasy book is just plain stupid or boring I'm going to enjoy giving it a try. Red-Headed Stepchild wasn't the best fantasy book ever written but was entertaining enough I didn't regret buying it. Sometimes this is enough of an endorsement to get me hooked on a series, sometimes not. In this one, let me say, I would buy the next book in the series if it were on sale but wouldn't ever think about paying the full price for it.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Most interesting was a new twist to how vampires came to be. Least was that the plot was pretty predictable. I called almost every move the main character was about to make long before she made it.


    What three words best describe Cynthia Holloway’s performance?

    Not that bad.


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

    I think I smirked a few times when listening to it but I did not laugh out loud. As far as crying while listening to it, no, I never came close.


    Any additional comments?

    You could do worse.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • A Dance with Dragons: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (49 hrs)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11528)
    Performance
    (10031)
    Story
    (10068)

    Dubbed the American Tolkien by Time magazine, George R. R. Martin has earned international acclaim for his monumental cycle of epic fantasy. Now the number-one New York Times best-selling author delivers the fifth book in his spellbinding landmark series - as both familiar faces and surprising new forces vie for a foothold in a fragmented empire.

    Ryan says: "Enjoyable, but a lot of setup"
    "Three for the narriation ....six for the story."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I listened to the other G.R.R.M books on audio and didn't love the narration but didn't cringe either. I cringe listening to this book. I have made it through the first part but not sure if I can stomach listening to the whole thing.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Hounded: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9646)
    Performance
    (8601)
    Story
    (8577)

    Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old - when in actuality, he’s twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer. Unfortunately, a very angry Celtic god wants that sword, and he’s hounded Atticus for centuries....

    Chris says: "Finally, a modern day fantasy that really hits the"
    "Great listen!!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I loved this book. Loved the reader. Can't say enough good things about it. Can't wait for the next book in the series to come out on audio.

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • The Passage: The Passage Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Justin Cronin
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Adenrele Ojo, Abby Craden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6863)
    Performance
    (3232)
    Story
    (3237)

    First, the unthinkable: a security breach at a secret U.S. government facility unleashes the monstrous product of a chilling military experiment. Then, the unspeakable: a night of chaos and carnage gives way to sunrise on a nation, and ultimately a world, forever altered. All that remains for the stunned survivors is the long fight ahead and a future ruled by fear—of darkness, of death, of a fate far worse.

    Nicole says: "You love it or you hate it..."
    "Like listening to eeyore trying to read"
    Overall

    The first narrator couldn't have sounded more like Pooh's sad friend if he tried. I expected him to sigh heavily after each sentence. Save your credit

    7 of 13 people found this review helpful

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