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Me Before You audiobook cover art

One of the best!

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

Reviewed: 01-24-17

Very emotional. A tear jerker but in a good way. This book gives you a look into a world most do not know or understand. This was my first book by the author and I am now a Jojo Moyes fan.

Inamorata audiobook cover art

Not what I expected....in a good way

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

Reviewed: 06-25-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes! Even though this book (in my opinion) can be considered paranormal, we don't read to many about succubae/incubi. It is great insight into their behaviors. And to attach the story to great artists, musicians, poets, etc was a great move.

What did you like best about this story?

This is not your typical romance. There are a lot of new spins to it and it was not overdone. The story was well put together and it also flowed well.

Which character – as performed by David deVries – was your favorite?

the sister was my favorite. He portrayed her personality and how she felt.

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

The end when a big decision/sacrifice has to be made. I wanted to scream and say "Noooooo" but it had to be done.

Lover Awakened audiobook cover art

My favorite of the series!

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

Reviewed: 06-25-15

What made the experience of listening to Lover Awakened the most enjoyable?

You get to see a major transformation in one of the darkest characters. You get to understand the darkness, where it came from and how she pushed him to deal with it.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Lover Awakened?

The apples and ***spoiler alert*** the reconnect scene at the end. I dropped a few tears. It was so sweet and you see the promise of the relationship, how far he has come and to what lengths he is willing to go.

Which character – as performed by Jim Frangione – was your favorite?

He is such a great narrator that you can't just choose one. He gives them all their own personality. If there was another narrator reading this book, I do not think the books or the connection with the books would be the same.

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

Yes! You get caught up in the turbulence of the story and your emotions get involved. You want to actually be part of the story.

Any additional comments?

I have read this series twice and this book 3 times. If you get a chance, go to Amazon.com and get their novella. It gives more insight into their relationship and the relationship ***spoiler alert*** with their baby.

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M/M Romance...

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

Reviewed: 09-17-14

Would you consider the audio edition of The Angel to be better than the print version?

Yes. Audio gives the characters personality.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

I love this series. Even though there are some very kinky things going on, the relationship between the characters is awesome. It almost makes you think the story could be true. This book does have some graphic M/M sex scenes that I am not comfortable with. I skipped over those parts which was kind of irritating.

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

Everything! I could tell who was talking and when. They had emotions, it sounded natural and not faked. She did very good job!

Any additional comments?

If you can get past the M/M the story is great. Obviously, I just skipped over those parts instead of giving up on the book all together. Start the series and read in order. The development is incredible you won't be disappointed.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Great story...thought provoking

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

Reviewed: 10-31-13

If you could sum up The Handmaid's Tale in three words, what would they be?

Not able to...This is a good story that makes you think and makes you want to sympathize with the character. The handmaid walks you through life after turmoil where no woman has a mind of her own and is treated as property but only valued if she can produce. The way it is written it seems that it is not too far from what could really happen.

What did you like best about this story?

I liked that through the trials the main character kept herself together and found positivity in her situation.

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

She makes the story sound real as though she was the character telling the story as if it happened to her.

If you could take any character from The Handmaid's Tale out to dinner, who would it be and why?

It would be the wife. She does not play a huge part in the story but I would want to know her true feelings about the situation. I know that she has to feel inadequate BUT to talk to her about her role specifically and what goes through her head during the ritual.

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Dated...but good!

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

Reviewed: 03-01-13

What made the experience of listening to The First Deadly Sin the most enjoyable?

The book keeps you guessing and involved.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The First Deadly Sin?

There were many but there was one part where I had to rewind so that I could figure out who was in the bed with Blank!!!

What about Marc Vietor’s performance did you like?

His voice matches the character Delaney perfectly. I can visualize him talking just as Vietor speaks.

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

On some parts I did. There can be parts of this book that are "unconventional" and if you take it for what it is (entertainment) it may not bother you. If you take it to heart you may or may not be able to get past some parts.

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Great book!!!

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

Reviewed: 12-02-12

Where does Magic Bites rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

From the books that I have read so far, this book is different. Mostly I have been reading about sexy vampires but in this book they are horrific creatures. There is a twist on what I have come to know as paranormal...which is a good thing. This book shakes it up a little bit.

What other book might you compare Magic Bites to and why?

At this point there is nothing I can compare it to. I must say, you do have to pay attention to some detail. I'm not really used to that. This is a detective type series and you can miss some important things if you don't pay attention.

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

Her voice is perfect for Kate. However, for i think two of the men there is not much inflection which can be confusing. If details are given about what the voice should sound like she tries to make the character sound like that but if not they can sound very similar.

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

Nothing that really made me want to cry there are I think two moments that make you want to hold your breath a little. I won't say which moments because I think it will give too much away.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Amazing!!!!

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

Reviewed: 11-29-12

What made the experience of listening to Joplin's Ghost the most enjoyable?

It was not what I expected...in a good way. It is most definitely one of the best stories I've listened to recently.

What did you like best about this story?

I like the fact that it is original. It's not your ordinary ghost story. It's a long story, but because you are so into the story you don't realize the time.

Which scene was your favorite?

Honestly, there are too many good parts for me to choose one. There are sad ones, happy ones and even some sexy ones ;)

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

Not your average gohst story. Nothing you would expect. Mingled lives of the here and thereafter.

Any additional comments?

I was impressed. I think this will be one I listen to again.

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Not what I thought, but still good.

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

Reviewed: 10-16-12

Would you consider the audio edition of Bloodsucking Fiends to be better than the print version?

This was my first time ever listening or reading this book.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The Emperor is my favorite. His lines are kind of limited in comparison but the book would not be the same without him. He adds more character to the book.

What about Susan Bennett’s performance did you like?

She was much better than some of the other narrators that I have come accross. You could tell the characters apart so she was far from monotone which can really ruin a book.

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

No and not in a bad way. The pace of the book is moderate and allows you to read that way. You are able to take breaks in the story. Even though the book has suspense there is some comedy relief that allows you to pace yourself.

Any additional comments?

This book was nothing like what I expected. I'm thinking it would be a "normal" vampire love story when I started...NOT!!! I actually started the audiobook over because my mindset going in was wrong. This is a witty, different kind of vampire book...and I like it. I am now a fan of the author and the series and will continue to read/listen.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Not BDB but still good...

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

Reviewed: 09-10-12

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend this book to someone who likes traditional romance. You can tell this book was from her earlier years (before BDB). That's not a bad thing...it's just different.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I liked A.J. She is very spunky and she grows up throughout the book. The change looks good on her.

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

She was able to individualize the characters which is hard for some narrators to do.

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

There are a few.

Any additional comments?

When reading this book you have to separate this one from any BDB thoughts you may have. This is a good book but don't go into it thinking just because it's J.R. Ward it's like BDB. You will like it if you read out...just don't compare. It's a reply different ball game.