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lora

Mother of teenaged bear, Wife to chaos, Warrior

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  • The Vampire King: The Kings Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Heather Killough-Walden
    • Narrated By Antony Ferguson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (236)
    Performance
    (224)
    Story
    (224)

    It was immediate for Roman. In 3,000 years, he'd never lost control of his emotions, or his heart. But the moment he laid eyes on Evelynne Farrow, he knew she was the woman who haunted his dreams. And everything changed. Everything. Evie Farrow has always loved a good vampire romance. In fact, she makes a living writing them. While sitting in a coffee shop and working on her next mega-hot book, Evie is approached by a tall, dark, and handsome man who could have been pulled directly from one of her novels.

    Shannon says: "Interesting story but..."
    "The confusing king"
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    What was most disappointing about Heather Killough-Walden’s story?

    Too to much I had to keep going back to figure out who they were.


    Did Antony Ferguson do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    No I was to confused by the amount and how fast he switched between characters.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Roman was smokin hot! But the sex scenes were lacking something. I'm just not sure what it was.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Chasing Fire

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Rebecca Lowman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2164)
    Performance
    (1583)
    Story
    (1596)

    Little else in life is as dangerous as fire jumping. Flying past towering pillars of smoke, parachuting down to the edge of an all-consuming blaze, shoveling and sawing for hours upon hours, days at a time, all to hold the line and push back against the raw power of Mother Nature. But there’s also little else as thrilling - at least to Rowan Tripp. The Missoula smoke jumpers are one of the most exclusive firefighting squads in the nation, and the job is in Rowan’s blood: her father is a legend in the field. She’s been fighting fires since her eighteenth birthday.

    M. Davis says: "Another winner by Roberts!"
    "It fizzled"
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    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Thought provoking but no event climber


    Do you think Chasing Fire needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No I thought Nora Roberts could have done more with this book trying to figure out why was my biggest obstacle I couldn't get it I just wanted to be done with it


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hellhole

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs)
    • By Gina Damico
    • Narrated By Macleod Andrews
    Overall
    (112)
    Performance
    (100)
    Story
    (102)

    There was a time when geeky, squeaky-clean Max Kilgore would never lie or steal or even think about murder. Then he accidentally unearths a devil, and Max's choices are no longer his own. The big red guy has a penchant for couch surfing and junk food - and you should never underestimate evil on a sugar high.

    kellee says: "Best book I have read in over a year!"
    "Hell hath no fury"
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    Would you try another book from Gina Damico and/or Macleod Andrews?

    Yes


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Hellhole?

    Meeting burg he was pretty funny


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

    The characterization of each character and their personalities


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

    No I've read the book! Books are always better


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fahrenheit 451

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Ray Bradbury
    • Narrated By Tim Robbins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (660)
    Performance
    (575)
    Story
    (574)

    Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television "family."

    W. Perry Hall says: "I'm Burnin', I'm Burnin' for You"
    "Hot hot hot"
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    Its hard to believe that this is a classic. I get it tv flat screens ear buds hard to say this dystopian novel was written years ago. It's scary with snakes and spiders and the burning of books. But Tim Robbins female voices were scary. He did manage to catch the males and the pace of the book particularly well. Definitely worth it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Where All Light Tends to Go

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By David Joy
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    Overall
    (180)
    Performance
    (168)
    Story
    (165)

    The area surrounding Cashiers, North Carolina, is home to people of all kinds, but the world that Jacob McNeely lives in is crueler than most. His father runs a methodically organized meth ring, with local authorities on the dime to turn a blind eye to his dealings. Having dropped out of high school and cut himself off from his peers, Jacob has been working for this father for years, all on the promise that his payday will come eventually.

    Marci says: "Perfection"
    "A Shining Light"
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    BEST AUDIBLE OF 2015! Some books are good some are great this is spectacular! You feel what Jacob feels, his thoughts are so played out I felt like I was there. Like watching a movie in your head. The narration is perfect. I TRULY recommend Where All Light Tends To Go.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sharp Objects

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Ann Marie Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5377)
    Performance
    (4368)
    Story
    (4394)

    Words are like a road map to reporter Camille Preaker's troubled past. Fresh from a brief stay at a psychiatric hospital, Camille's first assignment from the second-rate daily paper where she works brings her reluctantly back to her hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls.

    Kelley says: "I agree with Stephen King"
    "Family traits"
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    I enjoy Gillian's book they have a story quality to them like it should be around a campfire. Strong woman with strong ways. This book sharp objects was no different. The narrative was perfect for the storyline.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Red Queen

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Victoria Aveyard
    • Narrated By Amanda Dolan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (783)
    Performance
    (677)
    Story
    (681)

    Mare Barrow's world is divided by blood--those with red and those with silver. Mare and her family are lowly Reds, destined to serve the Silver elite whose supernatural abilities make them nearly gods. Mare steals what she can to help her family survive, but when her best friend is conscripted into the army she gambles everything to win his freedom. A twist of fate leads her to the royal palace, where, in front of the king and all his nobles, she discovers a power of her own--an ability she didn't know she had.

    Paula M. Sylvie says: "good!"
    "Bored queen"
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    This is every popular YA book out right now all rolled into a predictable mash of racial monarchy. With a boring reader. Not impressive.

    6 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • The Remaining: Allegiance

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By D.J. Molles
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel
    Overall
    (837)
    Performance
    (755)
    Story
    (752)

    This is the fifth novel in the action-packed series following Special Forces Captain Lee Harden and a group of survivors struggling to make their way in a ruined world. After a bacterium has turned 90 percent of the population into a ravenous horde, Lee must complete his mission: SURVIVE, RESCUE, REBUILD.

    JLM says: "Got sucked in..."
    "I love this series"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Remaining: Allegiance the most enjoyable?

    The narrative of this series is awesome. The voices are all distinct and easy to recognize.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Lee Harding enough said!


    Have you listened to any of Christian Rummel’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I love listening to this entire series. I can't think of any other narrator who could do this book as good as Christian Rummel.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Enchanted, Inc.: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Shanna Swendson
    • Narrated By Eva Wilhelm
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1317)
    Performance
    (1175)
    Story
    (1174)

    Katie Chandler had always heard that New York is a weird and wonderful place, but this small-town Texas gal had no idea how weird until she moved there. Everywhere she goes, she sees something worth gawking at and Katie is afraid she's a little too normal to make a splash in the big city. Working for an ogre of a boss doesn't help. Then, seemingly out of the blue, Katie gets a job offer from Magic, Spells, and Illusions, Inc., a company that tricks of the trade to the magic community. For MSI, Katie's ordinariness is an asset.

    Theresa says: "Enjoyable Story Ruined by Awful Narrator!"
    "Enchanting Delight"
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    Fans of Molly Harper will appreciate this book. Shanna Swendson has the start to a fabulous series. It was a enchanting delight!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Big Little Lies

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs)
    • By Liane Moriarty
    • Narrated By Caroline Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7686)
    Performance
    (6733)
    Story
    (6736)

    Pirriwee Public's annual school Trivia Night has ended in a shocking riot. One parent is dead. The school principal is horrified. As police investigate what appears to have been a tragic accident, signs begin to indicate that this devastating death might have been cold-blooded murder. In this thought-provoking novel, number-one New York Times best-selling author Liane Moriarty deftly explores the reality of parenting and playground politics, ex-husbands and ex-wives, and fractured families.

    horslovr says: "Very entertaining!"
    "Liar liar pants on fire"
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    It took me a little bit to understand the narrative of this book but once I started liking the characters the more I liked to listen to her. This is a book about the lives of people behind closed doors basically. Then it all comes crashing down at a school function. I won't lie this was a good book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Time's Edge: The Chronos Files, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Rysa Walker
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (502)
    Performance
    (451)
    Story
    (455)

    To stop her sadistic grandfather, Saul, and his band of time travelers from rewriting history, Kate must race to retrieve the CHRONOS keys before they fall into the Cyrists’ hands. If she jumps back in time and pulls the wrong key - one that might tip off the Cyrists to her strategy - her whole plan could come crashing down, jeopardizing the future of millions of innocent people. Kate’s only ally is Kiernan, who also carries the time-traveling gene.

    Amazon Customer says: "Cliffhanger in Time"
    "No time like the present"
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    Okay, Kate a teenager who helps her ailing time traveling grandmother who is stuck in time to solve a world domination problem from a group called the Cyrists. Headed by her look alike aunt and her evil grandfather. She jumps back and forth between time trying to retrieve time traveling keys to change or not change events so things (like not being born) don't happen all while not tipping off the Cyrists. With the help of Jack and Trey two men whom she both has feelings for.
    This was an awesome series I wish I could time travel to get the next book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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