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seelk

books are my drug of choice :D

Burlington, Ontario, Canada | Member Since 2014

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  • Protector: Crossfire, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Gennita Low
    • Narrated By Kevin Foley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (69)
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    (60)
    Story
    (61)

    There are two things Navy SEAL Jazz Zeringue knows: 1) his black ops team will always have his back, and 2) there's nothing more enticing than a woman of mystery When the best of intentions gets Jazz arrested overseas, he couldn't be more surprised to find Vivi Verreau ready to spring him out of jail. Obviously more than the civilian she claims to be, he's sure Vivi is hiding an agenda...and he's determined to stick by her side until he uncovers all her secrets.

    Sandysue415 says: "more Low books please"
    "loved it"
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    What made the experience of listening to Protector the most enjoyable?

    I think Kevin Foley's voice made it so much more vivid


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Do I have to pick? I love them all.


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

    No, this is the first time I listened to a book narrated by him. Love his voice.


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

    Life of a SEAL and what he does best, protect!


    Any additional comments?

    I recommend this or any of the other books by Gennita Low. I read all in the Crossfire series. Looking forward to listening to the rest of them. Thank you for a very enjoyable listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Stubborn Lord: Dragon Lords, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Michelle M. Pillow
    • Narrated By Mason Lloyd
    Overall
    (24)
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    (22)
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    Kendall Haven's life turns upside down when she's kidnapped off her fueling dock home by thugs claiming to have the right. Her father, the gambler, used her to cover his losses at the Larceny Casino Ship. Drugged and treated like cargo, she's sold to the highest bidder - Galaxy Brides Corporation. Landing on a primitive planet on the far edge of the universe, she has no intention of fulfilling her father's contract - even if that contract includes marriage to a very handsome, very sexy, very intense barbarian of a man.

    Melissa says: "Stubborn Lord"
    "I want a Dragon Lord ;)"
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    Loved this book in the series. I love how the author follows up on the characters in the series and we see how the main characters in the previous books fare and some events from a different perspective. The world of then Dragon Lords becomes more clear and complex at the same time. Kendall and Alex, the main characters in this book have great chemistry despite being from different worlds. A hopeless situation becomes a love story to last centuries. At the end I had to laugh out loud, Ms. Pillow took the words right out of my mind... "Wait! What about Morgan?" Loved listening to Mason Lloyd's voice, such a perfect choice for book. Another great listening experience! Thank you!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Swami Soup

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Valerie Gilbert
    • Narrated By Valerie Gilbert
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    Tap dance with Valerie on her raucous journey up steep inclines and down sudden drops with pedophiles, weird witches, day court, night nurses, and plain old crazy New Yorkers at her side. Her insight and silliness will tickle your funny bone while lightening your load with irreverent and magical perspectives on the sad, the wonderful, and the inexplicable.

    seelk says: "Great book, awesome voice"
    "Great book, awesome voice"
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    Loved this book. Ms. Gilbert's experiences and opinions are masterfully told in her own awesome voice. I could listen for hours and did. The stories were various and a great mix, some made me laugh out loud, some made me think as they told great truths, and some were I was nodding my head saying YES that's right. I can't pick a favourite part, they all have something to offer to the heart and mind of those willing to listen AND hear the messages behind them. I totally recommend this audio experience with 5 stars. Looking forward to more.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • His Highness The Duke: Dragon Lords, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Michelle M. Pillow
    • Narrated By Melissa Barr
    Overall
    (22)
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    (21)
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    (21)

    Aeron wants nothing more than to continue to live out her very long, solitary life in a small metal room listening to communications for the Federation Military. It's not glamorous. It's not even charming. But it's safe. There's no chance of getting hurt. When she intercepts a communication about the impending genocide of the Qurilixian people, she has no choice but to act. No one at the Federation seems inclined to do anything about the threat and suddenly it's up to her to save a whole planet.

    ecocat says: "A New Threat to the Qurilixian"
    "I want a dragon lord"
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    As with the other stories I listened to in the Dragon Lords series I loved the premise, a little scifi with a medieval feel to it. This pairing is a bit easier for the fact that Aeron finds out from the beginning that Bron is a dragon shifter. But that doesn't mean it will be easy for them to come to common ground. She is a courageous woman, even if she doesn't think so at times, crossing the galaxy to help save a planet from annihilation. Loved her sister and her wild ways and I hope to listen to her story next. And Bron... sigh... I want a Drague Lord too.
    Melissa Barr's voice is really nice, perfect for the female characters, but I think it falls a bit short for the male characters, especially these dragon warriors where I would expect to hear a deeper pitch.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Me and My Ghoulfriends: Larue Donavan, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Rose Pressey
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Klett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (72)
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    (66)
    Story
    (66)

    There's always fun to be had on a ghoul's night out. By day, Larue Donavan is a down-to-earth bookstore owner. But by night, she's a world-renowned psychic investigator dedicated to helping lost spirits find peace. Dead people won't leave her alone and Abraham Lincoln thinks he's in charge of her lovelife. Larue can handle ghosts and undead presidents. It's the living who drive her crazy. When Callahan Weiss moves to town, the handsome newcomer opens a coffee shop right next door.

    seelk says: "Sweet story"
    "Sweet story"
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    A sweet story about Laroue, a young woman with an unusual gift, she sees dead people and helps them cross over. Humour, mystery, some suspense and sleuthing mixed with some light romance makes this an enjoyable story. Listening to it narrated by Elisabeth Klett made it even more so. Perfect voice for this. Loved Ms. Klett's versatile voice, expressive and right pitch for each character. Loved the dynamics between Laroue and Mindy, the wild, and somewhat reckless best friend. And the ghosts that surround her are an interesting mix. The ending is hinting at more books to come, I will be checking them out.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • My Fierce Highlander: Highland Adventure, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Vonda Sinclair
    • Narrated By Andrew Bryan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (52)
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    (44)
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    Gwyneth Carswell, an English lady banished by her father to the harsh Scottish Highlands, wants nothing more than to take her young son away from the violence of two fighting clans - her own distant kin, the MacIrwins, and their enemies, the MacGraths. She risks everything to rescue the fierce MacGrath warrior from the battlefield where he's left for dead by her clan. She only knows she is inexplicably drawn to him and he wants peace as she does. When her clan learns of her betrayal, they seek vengeance. Dare she trust the enemy more than her own family? Laird Alasdair MacGrath is driven to end two-hundred years of feuding with the MacIrwins. But by taking in and protecting Lady Gwyneth and her son, he provokes more attacks from his mortal enemy. As the danger and conflict surrounding them escalate, Alasdair and Gwyneth discover an explosive passion neither of them expected. With the arrival of a powerful man from her past, a horrible decision confronts her - give up her son or the man she loves.

    ~~ DARA ~~ says: "Highland Chemistry 101"
    "a great story"
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    I loved the story, the premise of this book. Alasdair is a Highlander warrior, with honour and loyalty, loved the way he is portrayed. Gwyneth, the English lady, who saves his life at the beginning of the story, is not as bright and she behaves as expected of a haughty aristocrat even though she is banished from her title and wealth. Loved the twists the story took and toward the end when I thought it was smooth sailing toward HEA, Ms. Sinclair threw me for a loop, loved it. Looking forward to the next one.

    Loved Andrew Bryan's voice, the different accents, and how I could discern the various characters. The narration had some aspects that bugged me, when not in dialogue the narrating had no punctuation, most of the time ending the sentences with a questioning tone; also in some places the tone didn't match what the character said. Although I loved Alasdair's voice, his voice boomed when he was mad or whispering or just talking.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Memories, Dreams & Deflections: My Odyssey Through Emotional Indigestion

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Valerie Gilbert
    • Narrated By Valerie Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3)
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    A continuation of the serendipitous saga commenced in Raving Violet, Valerie Gilbert’s first non-fiction collection of short stories, Memories, Dreams & Deflections: My Odyssey Through Emotional Indigestion, picks up the sojourn of this sassy, single mystic, mired in her mind and cloistered above the streets of New York City. This volume explores Valerie’s intrepid and irreverent search for healing inside and out (both medical and mystical), the quest for peace (and quiet) and, as always, true love.

    seelk says: "Awesome"
    "Awesome"
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    Just as the first book, this one too is very entertaining. I love Ms. Gilbert's voice, such a pleasure to listen to her while talking about her real life experiences. She is hilariously irreverent, has opinions with which I agree on most things. This book made me laugh, think, nod and shake my head, but most of all I find it uplifting. I totally recommend it, as I do the first one, 'RAVING VIOLET". I am looking forward to Swami Soup. Thank you Ms. Gilbert!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Warrior Prince: Dragon Lords Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Michelle M. Pillow
    • Narrated By Sarah Van Sweden
    Overall
    (32)
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    (30)
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    (30)

    Physically scarred in childhood by an act of betrayal, Pia has never been considered an attractive woman to other humans, but in a universe filled with aliens she's managed to blend in. One horrible mistake and she is on the run. Desperate to hide her identity, she makes a deal with Galaxy Brides - in exchange for a new face, she'll marry anyone they put in front of her. Never did she realize her future husband would be the most handsome warrior of the Draig.

    Christy says: "Great Story, Annoying Narration"
    "Love dragon shifters"
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    Loved the story of Zoran and Pia! As with the other stories I listened to before in the series, the match of a Drag Prince with a foreign woman had its challenges, especially when the woman doesn't know the customs and tradition of the planet she landed on. It is quite a story, lots of misunderstandings and words have this couple at odds sometimes. Once they are truly bonded which happens towards the end, they are very happy together. Loved that many events in the previous stories are told again but from a different perspective so I have an even better understanding of them. Quite a few twists in the story that I didn't expect, and the ending... loved it.
    Ms. Van Sweden's voice is very lovely, very good narrator, but I found it didn't really match the story, very soft at times, too soft. But past the mid mark something changed, and I could really get into the listening. I started hearing more variation, more appropriate tones to match the words. Towards the end it became really good and how it should have been the whole way.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hunter: Crossfire, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Gennita Low
    • Narrated By Kevin Foley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13)
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    (10)
    Story
    (11)

    Hawk McMillan, SEAL commander, is on a lone mission. To get close to Dragan Dilaver, a Kosovo kingpin involved in drugs and arms-rafficking, Hawk helped him escape from Asia and return to his former country of Yugoslavia. Now Hawk has to discover where certain weapons have been dropped for Dilaver over the diverse regions of Montenegro, Macedonia, and Albania - not an easy task for someone unfamiliar with the territory.

    Kindle Customer says: "Love the Reader!!!"
    "Supercharged"
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    Talk about a supercharged story, just wow. For most of the story, my heart was beating so fast logged up in my throat. This is Hawk and Amber's book, they meet, sparks fly from the get go. Loved the way the story unfolded, the author throwing in some twists when least expected. A world of intrigue, suspense, tragedy peppered with some hot sexy scenes, some comical bantering makes this an awesome read. I highly recommend it. I loved it when I read it, but listening to it narrated by Kevin Foley ... WOW ... his voice is amazing, flexible and versatile. With so many characters, genders, nationalities, I didn't have to figure out who's talking, Mr. Foley did a great job. Thank you for hours of enjoyment. Looking forward to listening more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Raving Violet

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Valerie Gilbert
    • Narrated By Valerie Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Enter the world of a solitary but intrepid New Yorker. Orphaned as a young adult, this divorced, smartass metaphysician has sought solace and insight from philosophers, seances, channels and mediums: a path that has, inevitably, led her back to her formidable fortress within. Join Valerie as she scales the castle walls on her journey for love, sex, sass, a chuckle, and really good chocolate.

    bolacherries says: "So much more..."
    "loved the raving"
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    The first thing that drew me to this is the narrator's voice! I usually stay away from female narrators, but Ms. Gilbert's voice spoke to me. So much passion, very well spoken, articulate. I started listening out of curiosity, nothing like I listened to before, except Erma Bombeck yeons ago. The stories told by the author from her real life experiences are captivating. Some made me think, some made me laugh out loud and some made me shake my head and what they have in common is that most of us can relate to these. The accents and temperament of the different people she introduces are so wonderfully executed. I loved it all. I am listening to the next one, the Memoirs!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Keeping Paige: Divinity Warriors, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Michelle M. Pillow
    • Narrated By Rebecca Cook
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (31)

    An outcast because of her psychic abilities, Paige doesn't expect her people to rescue her when a zealous sect of Faerians sacrifices her to their gods. Thrown through a fairy ring to a new dimensional plane, drugged on ambrosia, she is compelled to seduce the first man she meets. Only when the effects wear off and she's left with an insatiable husband expecting more than she's willing to give, does Paige discover the true extent of what the fairies have done.

    Gaele says: "quickly becoming a favorite of mine"
    "Love Aidan and Paige"
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    I think this would be my fave story in the series. I love Aidan, the way he deals with Paige, with patience, acceptance and ardent love. I adore Paige, she is a strong woman, knows her own mind and is not afraid to speak up, deals with everything thrown her way, she is funny at times. I am so happy that they came to form a solid relationship that she has foreseen to last well into their old age.
    I great choice in narrators, I LOVE Rebecca Cook's voice, so versatile, full of emotion and passion. Thank you for the hours of pure enjoyment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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