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Toothless in Texas

Pearland, TX United States
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  • Unseen Love

  • By: Nancy Kimball
  • Narrated by: Tiffany Halla Colonna
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58

She has an uncertain future. He has a hidden past. Can a forbidden romance set them free? In the shadows of pagan Rome, Laelia Ricarri's recent blindness destroys her hopes of a betrothal to escape her abusive father. For Drusus, his new mistress is more capable, and beautiful, than she knows.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For me: a surprisingly beautiful story

  • By Bill Beaulac on 10-25-17

Fantastic storytelling

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-11-17

Nancy Kimball's writing captivates me. The narrator does a tremendous job bringing Laelia and Drusus to life. Hero and heroine are well realized in first century Rome. A romance worth savoring. ❤️❤️❤️

  • Andromeda

  • Andromeda, Book 1
  • By: Amy Bartelloni
  • Narrated by: Joette Marie
  • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 22

Ten years after a pandemic swept the globe, survivors were forced into factions and camps in order to survive... Jade and Sera are two orphans who have found refuge in a government camp. It is there where Jade falls in love with a young soldier, Anyon. But Anyon has his own secrets, carefully guarding a past that involves Sera. But before Jade and Anyon admit their feelings to each other the camp is attacked and they're separated. Jade knows to lead Sera to Albany, the last free camp in the east, but the road is dangerous.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Good listen for those who like mispronunciation

  • By Toothless in Texas on 05-22-15

Good listen for those who like mispronunciation

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-22-15

What would have made Andromeda better?

The story was OK. I had to stop listening 30 minutes in because of all the mispronounced words: Andromeda (c'mon - it's the title of the book!), Orion, Malachi. I'll probably finish reading it at some point.

Would you be willing to try another one of Joette Marie’s performances?

No. Her voice was nice enough but the mispronunciations were a deal breaker for me. If you don't know how to pronounce something, look it up! The dictionaries will read the words for you now.

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  • UnEnchanted

  • An Unfortunate Fairy Tale Series #
  • By: Chanda Hahn
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 655
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 565
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 562

Mina Grime is unlucky, unpopular and uncoordinated; that is until she saves her crush's life on a field trip, changing her high school status from loser to hero overnight. But with her new found fame brings misfortune in the form of an old family curse come to light. Mina is a descendant from the Brothers Grimm and has inherited all of their unfinished fairy tale business which includes trying to outwit a powerful Story from making her its' next fairy-tale victim.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Eh.....it was ok

  • By Missy on 05-11-16

A Clever Interweave of Urban Fantasy & Fairy Tale

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-26-15

What did you love best about UnEnchanted?

The story. It's like a fairy tale retelling on steroids. So clever that even though you know which fairy tale you're in, you can't figure out how the story will resolve. That is impressive to me!

What was one of the most memorable moments of UnEnchanted?

The end. It made me sad, but also hopeful for the series.

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

I love the voices she gives to the characters. Nan' voice, especially, but also Mina's.

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

I chuckled at several spots. The author did a great job with dialog and writing teens without making it feel contrived.

  • Finding Angel

  • Toch Island Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Kat Heckenbach
  • Narrated by: Jeanne Whitehouse
  • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

Angel lives with a loving foster family, but dreams of a land that exists only in the pages of a fantasy novel. Until she meets Gregor, whose magic Talent saves her life and revives lost memories. She follows Gregor to her homeland...a world unlike any she has imagined, where she travels a path of self-discovery that leads directly to her role in an ancient Prophecy...and to the madman who set her fate in motion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful voice

  • By Toothless in Texas on 11-01-14

Wonderful voice

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-01-14

If you could sum up Finding Angel in three words, what would they be?

Magic. Destiny. Mystery.

What did you like best about this story?

The part of me that wanted to be Angel growing up. Hoping that there was a magical world out there somewhere that was my destiny.

Which character – as performed by Jeanne Whitehouse – was your favorite?

Gregor. Actually, any character she gave a Scottish lilt. Her delivery of voices and accents was magnificent.

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

Yes. At the end, but I can't say why because I don't want to spoil the book for others.

Any additional comments?

I read this book a couple of years ago and purchased the audiobook this year to listen to it again. I was moved by the description and enjoyed the story even more the second time. A well read audio book makes a story come alive. That is what this audio book has done. Well worth the money to listen to it.

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  • Chasing the Lion

  • Sword of Redemption, Book 1
  • By: Nancy Kimball
  • Narrated by: Joseph Narducci
  • Length: 15 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 285
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258

From the blood-soaked sand of the Roman arena, a divine destiny will rise. For as long as Jonathan Tarquinius can remember, everyone has wanted something from him. His half-brother wants him dead. His master's wife wants his innocence. The gladiator dealers want him to fight - and die - for their greed. Rome's most famous prostitute wants his love. And the gentle slave girl who tends the wounds on his body and the hidden ones on his soul, longs for him to return to his faith.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great story with a spectacular reader

  • By Patrick on 02-11-15

Epic gladiator story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-01-14

Where does Chasing the Lion rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's one of my favorites.

What did you like best about this story?

There was a point when the story took a twist and headed off in a direction of its own. The point where Jonathan has to choose to become a gladiator. The premise was fresh and new to me and I really enjoyed reading to see how it would turn out.

Which scene was your favorite?

Any scene with Clovis. He was my favorite character. :)

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

It would be easier to ask which scenes didn't move me. It's hard to keep your self emotionally distant from Jonathan.

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed listening to the story more than I enjoyed reading it for myself. The narrator paces you so that you have to live through every beautiful word. And the voice of Jonathan is outstanding.

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  • Mark of the Mage

  • The Scribes of Medeisia, Volume 1
  • By: R. K. Ryals
  • Narrated by: Valerie Gilbert
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Medeisia is a country in turmoil ruled by a blood thirsty king who has outlawed the use of magic and anything pertaining to knowledge. Magery and scribery are forbidden. All who practice are marked with a tattoo branded onto their wrists, their futures precarious.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful storyworld

  • By Toothless in Texas on 11-01-14

Wonderful storyworld

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-01-14

What did you love best about Mark of the Mage?

The world where the characters lived. The magic, the creatures, and especially the trees.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Lochlen, because he was a dragon. (duh)

What aspect of Valerie Gilbert’s performance would you have changed?

Her voice was wonderful and lyrical but she sounded too old and too jaded for a 16 year old girl.

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

Aigneis's death was a powerful scene.

Any additional comments?

The whole series was wonderful.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful