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  • Between the Devil and Desire: Scoundrels of St. James, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Lorraine Heath
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen, Antony Ferguson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (599)
    Performance
    (526)
    Story
    (523)

    The ladies of the town won't stop whispering about deliciously wicked Jack Dodger - once a thieving street urchin, now the wealthy owner of London's most exclusive gentleman's club. Olivia, Duchess of Lovingdon, would never associate with such a rogue. So when Jack is named sole heir to the duke's personal possessions, the beautiful, well-bred lady is outraged. Now, Olivia is forced to share her beloved home with this despicable man. But Olivia's icy disdain is no match for Jack's dangerous charm.

    Amazon Customer says: "It's sick how good this series is"
    "Not much substance"
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    Story was too slow. I had to skip chapters just to get to the main plot..as one of the readers said most of the story was just argue, argue, argue...

    0 of 0 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
    (10503)
    Performance
    (9382)
    Story
    (9358)

    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"
    "Confusing storyline"
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    When I started listening to the story, I felt like I started in the middle of the book. The storyline was confusing and so were the characters. I couldn't grasp the names of the antagonists perhaps because I'm not familiar with Celtic Mythology, Celtic lore or Celtic gods & goddesses so it was hard to follow the story and the pronunciations of their names. I felt that the narrator was wrong for the main character's voice. It sounded like he had a stuffy nose whenever he read and I felt that he didn't know when to pause or when the sentences had periods because it felt like one run on sentence after another. Plus he was reading too fast for me to follow.

    I felt he was just reading the words not like James Marsters( voice of Harry Dresden ) who could do voice acting and put nuances and depth to the characters voices. I mention this because there is a parallel to Jim Butcher's storyline because both storyline have the fae as adversaries and both characters have friends in werewolves and vampires, both have apprentices and both have dogs for pets, although Harry's dog can't talk to him telepathically they still could understand each other, but here's where they differ in their characters attitudes and about their lot in life. whereas dresden's character is full of angst and guilt and self-doubt, indecision and wrong decisions plus despite the fact that he's got his own business,he's poor as a church mouse, Atticus is the exact opposite, he's got self-worth and self-confidence and have a healthy self-esteem, plus he's well-off because of his business and he doesn't carry baggage like Harry does which is what drew me to the iron druid's story. even though I didn't really like the narrator's voice, I grew to tune out the stuffy nose sound and just listened to the story itself, once I got used to the name pronunciations and the storyline, I finally got into the book during the last three chapters before the ending.
    I'll be listening to the next book to see if I still like this series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Beginning: Longhorn Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Dusty Rhodes
    • Narrated By Gene Engene
    Overall
    (297)
    Performance
    (261)
    Story
    (263)

    Buck Cordell is a giant of a man in a giant, untamed land called Texas. He builds a cattle ranch where ordinary men all say it can't be done a cattle empire that defies all odds, a family that changes the course of Texas history, and a legacy that outlives the Old West.

    AudioAddict says: "Don't like westerns...LOVED this book!"
    ""Great Action Scenes""
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    I liked this book in-spite of Buck's dumb blunders, like having a saddle pack full of gold and riding on alone. I mean come on there were bands of bad guys roaming the country because of the end of the war, so he gets bush whacked and it's up to his friend and partner to get justice for him. I mean, I would have preferred Chester to be the point of interest in the whole series because he's a more interesting character. I don't know how Buck became a captain with some of his idiotic blunders or decisions with all these things happening, it doesn't make sense to make him the main character. The thing that caught my interest was the action scenes and the storyline was good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Longhorn IV: The Family: Longhorn Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Dusty Rhodes
    • Narrated By Gene Engene
    Overall
    (150)
    Performance
    (126)
    Story
    (129)

    Fate has brought about a reunion with a brother Buck Cordell thought was dead. Hard work and perseverance brought both of them success beyond their wildest expectations.

    Jean says: "Longhorn IV"
    "Sorry Not A Keeper!"
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    I would have gladly purchased the paperback format for my dad because I had enjoyed the first three audiobooks fo this story. I looked on line and saw how high the prices where for the paperback format from other booksellers and thought that's ok I liked these series so much that I thought my dad would like it too. That's up until I listened to the last book when the author killed off Chester I was so pissed. He was one of the best characters in this book, and yet why would the author kill him off just to justify Buck's change of perspective on life? Why not have chester almost die of the illness but then slowly recovers from it and have them both reflect on what is important in their lives. I would have preferred that storyline, then it would have been a keeper and worth listening to over and over again or worth reading over and over again. I'm NOT gonna keep this audiobook,,perhaps I might just return all four of them because what's the point in keeping only three of the four books?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Night's Honor: Elder Races, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Thea Harrison
    • Narrated By Sophie Eastlake
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (328)
    Performance
    (305)
    Story
    (307)

    On the run from her former employer, Tess knows that she's vulnerable on her own amongst the Elder Races. That's why she decides to audition to become the human attendant of a powerful Vampyre of the Nightkind demesne. But while her position affords her the safety she seeks, her protector turns out to be more than she bargained for.

    Amie S says: "Another great book in an awesome series."
    "Blaaah!"
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    I couldn't empathize with the character of "Tess" she seem so whinny and weak..! and the storyline regarding why she had to go to ground and ends up in Xavier's household doesn't cut it with me cause it's so lame it's not even plausible. Plus to get a supposedly strong powerful Djinn like "Soren" to bargain with and she can't think of anything to give as a bargaining tool and then to top it off "Soren" agrees to her bargain which is so far fetch it's implausible!! Why would Soren do that? From the story "Oracle's Moon" He didn't like humans, so why agree to a bargain that has no meaning to him or has no worth for him personally is so unbelievable.. arggghhh... if I was reading a book rather than listening to the story on my ipod I would have thrown it at the wall!!!

    Personally, I don't know what's happening to Thea's other characters storyline..I feel it's going down the tube.The only books I've reread (pocketbook) and audiobooks I've listened to again and again, so far, has been Dragos and Pia's story and the their novellas that includes the stories of peanut plus the book with Grace and Khalil's story. The other books where ok but I felt that Carling and Rune didn't really match that well and Ninian acts like a spoiled immature brat at times, rather than a queen of the dark fae and Tiago's role is just her body guard , he can't really be called a consort to the queen, because the dark fae won't stand for that from what I've read of their story, so it wasn't really enjoyable to read it again. Then there's Aryal and Quentin's story...ummm..sorry, I'm not into BDSM. I had to return that one..(audible book), I'm not sure about the next storyline with Justin and Melisande..I didn't like the shortened form of her name "Meli" it's too childish, it doesn't really put to mind that she's a "Royal" of the Light Fae Court", plus she seems to be the same spoiled immature brat, as her counter part, Ninian.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Death Angel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Linda Howard
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (393)
    Performance
    (190)
    Story
    (194)

    After she double-crosses her lover, a ruthless crime lord, Drea must flee from a relentless assassin who ultimately succeeds in killing her. But after a very brief death, Drea returns to life a changed woman: no longer selfish and cruel, determined to bring down the ones who marked her for death. Joining forces with the FBI, little does she suspect that the man she will come to love is the same assassin who took her life.

    Diana says: "All that I expected and more"
    ""Storyline not credible""
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    Drea's attitude after the "event' that supposedly changed her outlook on life is still judgemental and her reasons for her change of attitude is still selfish. Every decision or move she chooses is geared toward just getting more points in her favor rather than a feeling of benevolence or empathy towards others. Even the fact that she wanted to get back at the crime lord, in which she decided to get him jailed because of his crimes and yet in retrospect if you think about it, was for reasons of revenge and not because she was fighting for her life or someone else's life. The crime boss didn't even know she was alive, or was actively trying to get the FBI to arrest him even though she had no clue as to his criminal activities or crimes that happened of which she could tell the authorities about, but because of her idea to get back at Rafael, this caused, Simon to make the hard decision he had to make in regards to Drea's actions. The author's thoughts in regards to this storyline, is very convoluted and not plausible. She could have written it better with a little more forethought and research, but I guess she just wanted to get a book out.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Wanted Man: A Jack Reacher Novel, Book 17

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2428)
    Performance
    (2075)
    Story
    (2067)

    Four people in a car, hoping to make Chicago by morning. An hour behind them, a man lies stabbed to death in an old pumping station. He was seen going in with two others, but he never came out. He has been executed, the knife work professional, the killers vanished. Within minutes, the police are notified. Within hours, the FBI descends, laying claim to the victim without ever saying who he was or why he was there. All Reacher wanted was a ride to Virginia. All he did was stick out his thumb. But he soon discovers he has hitched more than a ride.

    Bill says: "Wanted Man is Wanting ~ And I Want 14 Hours Back"
    "I Like this book!"
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    It kept my interest enough that I didn't need to skip pages or chapters just to get to the next scene in the story. I didn't even notice the repetitive line that is so annoying, found in most of Child's books, those three little words written over and over again which is "He said nothing" that being said, I will definitely get this book for my dad!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jack Reacher: One Shot: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (207)
    Performance
    (184)
    Story
    (183)

    Six shots. Five dead. One heartland city thrown into a state of terror. But within hours the cops have it solved: a slam-dunk case. Except for one thing. The accused man says: You got the wrong guy. Then he says: Get Reacher for me. And sure enough, from the world he lives in - no phone, no address, no commitments - ex–military investigator Jack Reacher is coming. In Lee Child’s astonishing new thriller, Reacher’s arrival will change everything.

    Ron Smith says: "this BOOK isn't NEW?"
    ""Confused""
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    I just finished listening to "Bad Luck and Trouble" and in this story he didn't need to carry a watch because he can keep actual time in his head, but in "One Shot" he carries a watch to keep time....??What?? does the author not know how to keep track of Reacher's character traits? and the author's repetition of the words " he said nothing" over and over again in each of his stories. Is this just a filler? does he not know how to use other words like " he remained silent" or "he didn't answer" or "he kept quiet...!!!!!" His repetitive use of "He said nothing" is very frustrating, it's as if he didn't know any other way to write it...!!

    It says in Lee Childs biography that he went to law school. I would have thought he learned how to use words that means that same thing without repeating the same three words over and over again. Where did he go to college again??? and he got a degree??!!

    4 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • The Collector

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2449)
    Performance
    (2181)
    Story
    (2196)

    From #1 New York Times-best-selling author Nora Roberts comes a novel of a woman who needs nothing, a man who sees everything, and the web of deceit, greed, and danger that brings them together - and that could tear them apart… As a professional house-sitter and freelance writer, nothing ties Lila Emerson down - not her work, not a home, and definitely not a relationship. She spends her life moving from one job to the next, sometimes crashing at a friend 's Manhattan apartment. And though she can appreciate her clients ' extraordinary homes, their expensive collections, and their adorable pets, Lila has never longed for possessions of her own. Everything she has, including her heart, is portable.

    Joan says: "Good author and good narrator"
    "WoW!"
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    The heroine is not a likable personality especially when she is actually a peeping tom!!How's this OK?! The author tries to explain this character trait but really... a peeping tom for our heroine?really?! Is this suppose to endear her to the readers? plus how is it logical for a house sitter and an artist be the ones to try to solve the murder in this story? as far as we know neither the hero or heroine are police or private investigators or even investigative journalists so how is it logical for them to be the one to investigate this mystery? I think the author is running out of decent stories. I agree with one of the listeners who reviewed this book, this is a cut and copy of other books she has written and she just tweaks it a little bit just to get a book out.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Watch Your Back

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Karen Rose
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (135)
    Performance
    (114)
    Story
    (113)

    Baltimore homicide detective Stevie Mazzetti has suffered losses no woman should have to endure. And, despite it all, she's still a fighter. When she learns that her ex-partner might have miscarried justice, she's determined to put the past to rights, even when she becomes a target. It's former marine Clay Maynard's job to see the risk in every situation, and he doesn't have to look hard to find the danger surrounding Stevie. Since the minute he first saw her, Clay has wanted toprotect the wounded officer, and he started loving her not long after that.

    shelley says: "Karen Rose does not disappoint"
    "Frustrating!"
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    Would you listen to another book narrated by Marguerite Gavin?

    narrator can't do cordelia's voice, she sounded like an old lady


    What character would you cut from Watch Your Back?

    Heroine has too much angst, she's not a likable character.


    1 of 2 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
    (441)
    Performance
    (407)
    Story
    (414)

    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"
    "NO NO NO!"
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    The author killed off one of the best characters in the series! I don't like how this story has gone nor where it's going! looks like I won't be buying any more books by this author!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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