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viviangrrl

teri@asylum-sf.com

Berkeley, CA, United States

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  • The Ice Man: Confessions of a Mafia Contract Killer

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Philip Carlo
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1043)
    Performance
    (463)
    Story
    (466)

    Richard "The Ice Man" Kuklinski led a double life beyond anything ever seen on The Sopranos, becoming one of the most notorious professional assassins in American history while hosting neighborhood barbecues in suburban New Jersey. Now, after 240 hours of face-to-face interviews with Kuklinski and his wife and daughters, author Philip Carlo tells his extraordinary story.

    Eileen C says: "You must buy this audio only if..."
    "i'm calling BS"
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    i've seen all the iceman interviews on HBO - super fascinated by this guy, however this book...seriously!?

    SPOILER
    they have a scene where richard is describing torturing some guy who he thinks gave up info on where a truck of goods was stored. per the book he burned the guys foot until they saw bone - the tortured guy denies everything...then they move onto his testicles - they get destroyed STILL NOTHING but all of a sudden when they head towards his penis, then this guy gives it up?! i don't buy it for a second.

    Anyhow - for me, this seemed like a complete exaggeration of his life and crimes.



    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Delirium

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Lauren Oliver
    • Narrated By Sarah Drew
    Overall
    (1807)
    Performance
    (1533)
    Story
    (1532)

    "Ninety-five days, and then I'll be safe. I wonder whether the procedure will hurt. I want to get it over with. It's hard to be patient. It's hard not to be afraid while I'm still uncured, though so far the deliria hasn't touched me yet. Still, I worry. They say that in the old days, love drove people to madness. The deadliest of all deadly things: It kills you both when you have it and when you don't."

    Joyce E McBride says: "Wonderful"
    "ugh"
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    there is good YA and there is bad YA. this is pretty bad. the prose was overblown, the central idea that love is outlawed by the government and why it was so needed never made sense and the plot just prodded along so slowly. i found the heroine super annoying and kept wanting hanna to be the lead. narrator was fine, didn't add anything to help the story but didn't make anything worse. so not worth the credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mind Games: Disillusionists, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Carolyn Crane
    • Narrated By Rebecca Wisocky
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (250)
    Performance
    (218)
    Story
    (212)

    Justine Jones has a secret. A hardcore hypochondriac, she’s convinced a blood vessel is about to burst in her brain. Then, out of the blue, a startlingly handsome man named Packard peers into Justine’s soul and invites her to join his private crime-fighting team. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime deal. With a little of Packard’s hands-on training, Justine can weaponize her neurosis, turning it outward on Midcity’s worst criminals.

    Rae says: "Great Start to New Series"
    "happy i have a new series!"
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    I think this is a trilogy but i really loved this book. Books 2 and 3 are in my wish list. Fully wort the credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Macrieve: Immortals After Dark, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Kresley Cole
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    Overall
    (833)
    Performance
    (790)
    Story
    (790)

    Uilleam MacRieve, a centuries-old Lykae warrior, was captured, caged, and experimented on by a shadowy human order, along with other immortals. During a prison break that devolved into one of the bloodiest massacres in recent history, he escapes. But the aftermath of his unspeakable torture preys on his damaged mind, while the wolf inside him roars for vengeance and carnage. In the days leading up to the full moon, can MacRieve rein in his beast, even when he encounters his mate - a vexingly impossible female unlike anything he'd ever dreamed for himself?

    Angela says: "AUTOMATIC DOWNLOAD!"
    "did not work for me"
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    Even with Roberts amazing narration this book left me cold. I didn't care about either of the leads and that's never happened for me so far in this series. I really hope the next book out isn't a disappointment. not worth the credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Black Arts: Jane Yellowrock, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Faith Hunter
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (887)
    Performance
    (816)
    Story
    (812)

    When Evan Trueblood blows into town looking for his wife, Molly, he’s convinced that she came to see her best friend, Jane. But it seems like the witch made it to New Orleans and then disappeared without a trace. Jane is ready to do whatever it takes to find her friend. Her desperate search leads her deep into a web of black magic and betrayal and into the dark history between vampires and witches. But the closer she draws to Molly, the closer she draws to a new enemy - one who is stranger and more powerful than any she has ever faced.

    Maureen says: "Another great book. Go Faith!"
    "Keeps getting better!"
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    This is a case where the narrator makes the story even better than the stand alone book. I love how Khristine makes the world of Jane Yellowrock comes alive. Lots of yummy leo.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • How to Dance With a Duke: Ugly Duckling Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Manda Collins
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (312)
    Performance
    (271)
    Story
    (270)

    Miss Cecily Hurston would much rather explore the antiquities of Egypt than the uncharted territory of marriage. But the rules of her father's exclusive academic society forbid her entrance unless she weds one of its members. To clear her ailing father's name of a scandalous rumor, Cecily needs to gain admission into the Egyptian Club-and is willing to marry any old dullard to do it. Lucas Dalton, Duke of Winterson, is anything but dull.

    Desarae says: "You Never Know When You Will Find Love or a Murder"
    "eh"
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    narrator was good but this isn't worth a full price credit. if you want it, wait for it to go on sale.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dark Prince: Author's Cut Special Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Christine Feehan
    • Narrated By Abby Craden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (574)
    Performance
    (452)
    Story
    (460)

    A telepathic hunter of serial killers, Raven Whitney helps to catch some of the most depraved criminals. But her work keeps her from getting close to others, and has drained her body and spirit. In need of rest and rejuvenation, she embarks for a vacation far from home. Mikhail Dubrinsky is the prince of the Carpathians, the powerful leader of a wise and secret ancient race that thrives in the night. From the moment they meet, Raven and Mikhail are helpless to resist the desire that sparks between them. But just as fate unexpectedly brings these life mates together, malevolent forces threaten to destroy them.

    Cam says: "not able to go beyond the 1st of the 3 sections"
    "not sure what went wrong with the audio version"
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    i remember enjoying the book years ago and got the audio version on sale. I cannot finish it. Too repetitive and slow moving.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Unravel Me: Shatter Me, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Tahereh Mafi
    • Narrated By Kate Simses
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (373)
    Performance
    (344)
    Story
    (346)

    Juliette has escaped to Omega Point. It is a place for people like her - people with gifts - and it is also the headquarters of the rebel resistance. She's finally free from The Reestablishment, free from their plan to use her as a weapon, and free to love Adam. But Juliette will never be free from her lethal touch. Or from Warner, who wants Juliette more than she ever thought possible.

    Ginger-read Reviews says: "With all that I hated, I still loved it."
    "i can't believe how involved i got in this story"
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    super YA and overblown/overdone but i loved it anyhow. I think the narrator helps a TON and keeps the story moving along.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Reliquary: Pendergast, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    Overall
    (2354)
    Performance
    (1452)
    Story
    (1444)

    Hidden deep beneath Manhattan lies a warren of tunnels, sewers, and galleries, mostly forgotten by those who walk the streets above. There lies the ultimate secret of the Museum Beast. When two grotesquely deformed skeletons are found deep in the mud off the Manhattan shoreline, museum curator Margo Green is called in to aid the investigation.

    Jim says: "An unsurpassed thrill ride"
    "Good and creepy"
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    I'm revisiting all the pendergast books via audio books and i'm on #2. Narrator is only okay but the story is exciting and spooky.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Demon from the Dark

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Kresley Cole
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    Overall
    (567)
    Performance
    (528)
    Story
    (536)

    Malkom Slaine: tormented by his sordid past and racked by vampiric hungers, he’s pushed to the brink by the green-eyed beauty under his guard. Carrow Graie: hiding her own sorrows, she lives only for the next party or prank. Until she meets a tortured warrior worth saving. In order for Malkom and Carrow to survive, he must unleash both the demon and vampire inside him. When Malkom becomes the nightmare his own people feared, will he lose the woman he craves body and soul?

    Julius says: "I love these books"
    "Another solid read in the series"
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    Robert Petkoff nails the narration again. He makes the stories better to listen to then read...though i do both :) and that's saying a lot. Carrow is super funny and sassy and a little trashy. Worth the credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • It Happened One Autumn: Wallflower Series #2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Lisa Kleypas
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1123)
    Performance
    (704)
    Story
    (717)

    Where beautiful but bold Lillian Bowman quickly learned that her independent American ways weren’t entirely “the thing.” And the most disapproving of all was insufferable, snobbish, and impossible Marcus, Lord Westcliff, London’s most eligible aristocrat.

    Prue says: "Yay for the wallflowers"
    "love the heroine"
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    this is one of my favorite Kleypas books - i just love Lillian. She a little loud, a little tough and has her own opinions. The chemistry between her and marcus is pretty hot and i cheered for them the entire time. great listen and read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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