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malinda

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  • Dead Six

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Larry Correia, Mike Kupari
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1476)
    Performance
    (1377)
    Story
    (1385)

    Michael Valentine, veteran and former member of an elite private military company, has been recruited by the government to conduct a secret counter-terror operation in the Persian Gulf nation of Zubara. The unit is called Dead Six. Their mission is to take the fight to the enemy and not get caught. Lorenzo, assassin and thief extraordinaire, is being blackmailed by the world's most vicious crime lord. His team has to infiltrate the Zubaran terrorist network and pull off an impossible heist or his family will die.

    K says: "Great story, characters, narration, and more"
    "Bronson Pinchot narrating action books - WHO KNEW?"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Well, I would to my friends who liked military/merc books with lots of blood and guns. LC's books are fun. I belong to a book club - all woman. I picked one of LC's other books and boy did they bitch! Then they had to eat their words once they read the book. This story is no different, the it's a great and fun read - well listen.


    What other book might you compare Dead Six to and why?

    MHI sans the cool monsters. Maybe The Expendables or The A- Team. Charters that are fun, interesting and a little broken.


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

    It wouldn't be Correia book without him. I have the biggest nerd crush on BP. I have listened to all of Correia's other books, (MHI series and Hard Magic) and I have been so impressed with his ability to make each character so REAL, even the females ones. Some times when men read a female character it can become distracting - not so with B.P.


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

    I laugh out loud so often I try not to listen in public. And I cry too and I talk to and yell at characters. Really B.P. makes these characters come alive.


    Any additional comments?

    I love these books - I can't believe they haven't been made into movies.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Indian Hill: Indian Hill, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Mark Tufo
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    Overall
    (1161)
    Performance
    (1085)
    Story
    (1082)

    Indian Hill is about an ordinary boy who grows up in relatively normal times but who finds himself thrust into an extraordinary position. Growing up in suburban Boston, Michael enjoys the trials and tribulations that all adolescents go through, from the seemingly tyrannical mother, to girl problems, to run-ins with the law. From there he escapes to college out in Colorado with his best friend, Paul, where they begin to forge new relationships with those around them. It is one girl in particular that has caught Michael's eye, and he alternately pines for her and laments ever meeting her.

    AudioBookReviewer says: "Alternate Reality for Talbot"
    "Mike is kicking alien ass"
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    What made the experience of listening to Indian Hill the most enjoyable?

    Hearing Sean Runnette read "Mike's journal, entry..."


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mike, it's always Mike. Paul is a close second though


    Which scene was your favorite?

    It's a tossup between: 1.Mike and Paul on the grocery store drinking beers instead of being in detention. 2. Mike and Paul accidently, well pretty much accidently, setting the principle's car on fire


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

    Yes - but I have to ration out my Mark Tufo/Mike Talbot books. I blew through the ZF series and it came to an end way too fast.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Murder on the Orient Elite: A Tale of the Grimnoir Chronicles

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 14 mins)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    Overall
    (726)
    Performance
    (653)
    Story
    (651)

    In this brand-new Grimnoir Chronicles story written exclusively for Audible, it's 1937 - four years after the Grimnoir Society defeated the magical alien force known as The Power. "Heavy" Jake Sullivan is summoned by his oddest ally, Dr. Wells, to stop the bombing of a new ultra-luxury airship. Amid the glitz, the gambling, and the high-society types, Sullivan races time to hunt for the saboteur. But surrounded by a blimp-full of Germans, Russians, Imperium Iron Guard, and other magical enemies - where can he even begin?

    Hassan says: "Wonder If There Will Be More??"
    "A sip of water for a thirsty reader"
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    What did you love best about Murder on the Orient Elite?

    Catching up with one of my favorite characters, Jake Sullivan.


    What did you like best about this story?

    That I got to find out a little bit about what happened after the last Grimnoir book.


    Which character – as performed by Bronson Pinchot – was your favorite?

    All of them - I love love love Bronson Pinchot's narration - he could read my grocery list and I'd be happy


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

    This book series doesn't really 'move' me (except when we didn't know if Fay was going to live), but they are very entertaining, with great characters developement and story lines. Add in Bronson Pinchot amazing voice and you get 90 minutes of bliss


    Any additional comments?

    As I wrote in the header, this book was a sip of water - way too short. It was more of an epilog or a novella - but definitely not a stand alone book. Don't get me wrong I loved it - that's why I want MORE of it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Spirit Clearing: A Michael Talbot Adventure

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Mark Tufo
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (534)
    Performance
    (495)
    Story
    (500)

    After a horrific accident Mike wakes to find himself blind in one eye. He now sees things that others can't, and nobody will listen to him. That is, until he meets Jandilyn Hollow. Will she be able to pull him out of the depths of his despair? Can love transcend even death?

    Amanda says: "Spiritually deep and moving"
    "How do you describe a story that should exist?"
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    Where does The Spirit Clearing rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I've listened to so many books that it's not an easy question to answer. Sean Runnette was superb as usual, that man has the golden voice for Mike.The story was great and dreadful at the same time. If you have read the ZF series then you are already familiar with the accident. But this version of it turns out very different for everyone. This story was almost painful in what Mark puts Mike through. It really broke my heart when the bad bad thing happens in Mike's life (which really surprised me when it happened) and I'm NOT an emo reader!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    There were quite a few cross over characters (and one that had to be the basis for Vivian D) but of course my favorite was Mike (poor poor Mike)


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

    I've listened to hundreds of hours of SR's voice and he always makes the story better by bringing you right in to the story. You become a witness to the story rather than just an audience member.


    If you could take any character from The Spirit Clearing out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Mike (sans his patch or his contact), cuz I want to see his eyes


    Any additional comments?

    If you are a Talbot fan and you have read Marks other books, then this is a great addition to the Mike Talbot alter ego/personality club.
    BUT if you haven't read any of the other books I would not recommend this book to be your first one. Only because you see a side of him that never was.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lycan Fallout 2: Fall of Man

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Mark Tufo
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    Overall
    (816)
    Performance
    (749)
    Story
    (747)

    Mike is back. Devastated by his loss, he strikes out on a doomed journey to wipe the earth of the Lycan scourge, with his faithful companion, Oggie, by his side. Bailey, a distant relative of Mike's best friend BT, joins him, but for different reasons. Azile struggles to reign him in, while a world already pushed to the edge begins its fall over the precipice. When all is lost, can anything ever be won? Join Mike on another epic adventure as he fights foes both new and old.

    Sarai says: "Well done Mark Tufo"
    "Great Series, Can't Wait For More"
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    What made the experience of listening to Lycan Fallout 2: Fall of Man the most enjoyable?

    Augie making it back to Mike. Augie brings the human out in Mike.


    What other book might you compare Lycan Fallout 2: Fall of Man to and why?

    If I had to compare this to another it would have to be to the Z series - only because you can't compare Mike to anyone else. He is an enigma, a legend (in his own mind) and a reluctant hero. This Mike is much more jaded and darker than his ZF incarnation.


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

    He brings Mike to life, he will forever be the voice of Mike and his companions.


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

    Yes and No. Yes because once I start a Tufo book I get sucked in and have to know what's going to happen next. No because once I finish the book I have to wait for the next one to come out and I've never been known for my patience.


    Any additional comments?

    This is most certainly a stand alone story; you don't have to read the ZF series. BUT I would highly recommend doing so. You will have a better perspective and understanding of why Mike is the way he is - well maybe a better understanding anyway.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Training

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Tara Sue Me
    • Narrated By Angelica Lee, William Sharpe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (145)
    Performance
    (136)
    Story
    (138)

    It started with a hidden desire. Millionaire CEO Nathaniel West has always played by his own strict set of rules, ones he expects everyone to follow - especially the women he's dominated in his bedroom. But his newest lover is breaking down all his boundaries and rewriting his rule book.

    Allison says: "THIS BOOK HAS NO PLOT!!!"
    "Where did Nate's testicles go?"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Training the most enjoyable?

    It's a cool concept for a book series.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The dog :) Nothing against any of charters but I loved the dog.


    Any additional comments?

    Dear Tara Sue Me,
    Every time you think you gone too far go a few more steps

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Dominant: The Submissive Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Tara Sue Me
    • Narrated By William Sharpe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (197)
    Performance
    (181)
    Story
    (186)

    As the playboy CEO of West Industries, he governs the boardroom during the day; as a strict dominant with exacting rules, he commands the bedroom at night. He never takes on inexperienced submissives, but when Abigail King’s application comes across his desk, he breaks his own restrictions and decides to test her limits. Abby’s combination of innocence and willingness is intoxicating, and Nathaniel is soon determined to collar her as his own.

    Kindle Customer says: "Oh Nathaniel....blushing over here..."
    "Getting closer to a real D/s relationship"
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    If you could sum up The Dominant in three words, what would they be?

    Pays 2 b good


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Sex in public at the Super Bowl


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

    I laughed - no tears though, even during the accident.


    Any additional comments?

    Although Nate's perspective was more interesting, he's gets a bit emo sometimes.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Submissive: Submissive Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Tara Sue Me
    • Narrated By Angelica Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (245)
    Performance
    (225)
    Story
    (226)

    New York knows Nathaniel West as the brilliant CEO of West Industries, but Abby knows he’s more: a sexy and skilled dominant who is looking for a new submissive. Yearning to experience a world of pleasure beyond her simple life, Abby offers herself to Nathaniel. But despite the pleasure he takes in Abby’s willing spirit, the Nathaniel hidden behind the rules remains cold and distant. As Abby falls deeper into his tantalizing world of power and passion, she fears that Nathaniel’s heart may be beyond her reach - and that her own might be beyond saving....

    Leesa says: "Good but lacking"
    "It was pretty good, but with some work. .."
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    What did you love best about The Submissive?

    Love is a pretty strong word. Abby, Abby, Abby - you wanted the sub lifestyle, so suck it up and take your licks. A couple of scenes were pretty hot; Abby made sure she got her 8 hrs after her first real punishment.


    What other book might you compare The Submissive to and why?

    The obvious one 50 shades.


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

    No, but I listened to all 3 of this series and she's pretty good.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    It's All Fun and Games Until You Break a Rule.


    Any additional comments?

    First book was a little too vanilla for me. A Dom that doesn't loan or share his sub? Well I guess it's possible.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Walking Dead: Rise of The Governor

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Robert Kirkman, Jay Bonansinga
    • Narrated By Fred Berman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (945)
    Performance
    (863)
    Story
    (868)

    Following in the footsteps of the New York Times best-selling graphic novels and the record-breaking new television show, this debut novel in a trilogy of original Walking Dead books chronicles the back story of the comic book series greatest villain, The Governor.

    David says: "Well....okay...I guess"
    "Loved it, loved it, loved it - Kirkman is a God"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, edgy story line. Great suspence. I couldn't wait to get back to it every time I had to put it down.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Walking Dead: Rise of The Governor?

    The whole Penny dying part, I knew Philip was going to lose and Brian would pay the price.


    Which character – as performed by Fred Berman – was your favorite?

    Philip


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

    If I could have I would have.


    Any additional comments?

    This should be made into a movie - I can't wait to listen to the next one, The Road to Woodbury. I hope it's just as good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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