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Tanya M. Spiegel

Miami, Florida
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  • Senator's Pet

  • Korystus Aliens, Book 1
  • By: Avery Rae
  • Narrated by: Meghan Kelly
  • Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 40

Senator Rylos bought me. But he'll never make me his. I'll admit those are strong words for a woman who trembles at his touch. But I can't help it. His kind are as beautiful as they are cruel. We crashed on his planet ten years after we fled Earth. Instead of helping us, they imprisoned us, then sold us off to the highest bidder. I was the last human sold. Too much bad behavior. Yet Rylos dared to buy me and call me his pet. He might be genetically engineered perfection on the outside, but I won't let him have me, no matter how hard it is to resist him. Because my goal is to escape. I keep telling myself it'll be easy. Why does it feel like I'm lying?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Keep this audio pet near your heart

  • By Demetra Toula Iliopoulos on 09-04-18

Annoying voice

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

I enjoyed the story line and the look at another planets people and cultures. However, the narrator did not fit the character Marion. The whisper breathy sound grew annoying as she was supposed to be a bad ass. The story itself I liked. Just didn’t sound like it should which was a distraction from the over all story. Would read another by author. I received this book at no charge in exchange for an honest review.👍🏻

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fangs in Fondant

  • Priscilla Pratt Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Melissa Monroe
  • Narrated by: Cindy Kay
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

Priscilla Pratt is 377 years old, give or take a decade. She’s the best baker in Bellmare, Massachusetts, and just wants to continue to lead a quiet life in the quaint and haunted tourist destination. Not even an elaborate, last-minute wedding cake commission - a multi-tiered fondant replica of Dracula’s castle - could be a stake in her side. But when the bride turns up dead hours before the wedding, Priscilla and her pastries are the first to be suspected. Priscilla will have to get to the bottom of this murder, or her business and reputation will be six feet under.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I enjoyed the story and the narration!

  • By G. Roo on 10-15-18

Cute little story

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

I found this book to be cute. Nothing dramatic and certainly nothing scary. I would read others by author. Priscilla is an older ( like in over 300 yr) old vampire. She owns a bakery. Kinda sucks since she can’t even enjoy the spoils of her trade. But for some reason the police chief Arther needs her to help him solve a murder? A few things don’t jive like how the heck do vampires feed if there is some kind of law against them eating or in their case slurping? Anyway it’s a cute little story. I received this book book at no charge in exchange for an honest review. 👍🏻

  • The Hatred

  • By: C. A. Gleason
  • Narrated by: Kate Marcin
  • Length: 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

After agreeing to house-sit for a mysterious homeowner, a struggling musician starts hearing voices in the middle of the day and having nightmares so frightening that he screams himself awake. As he goes about the conspicuous tasks he's being paid generously for, he begins to suspect he may not be alone in the house, and that there are plans in store for him more terrifying than he could possibly imagine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A short suspenseful thriller

  • By Son of Odin on 09-18-18

Demonic

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

Reviewed: 09-21-18

I did not enjoy this book at all. First because it was a mans story told by a women and frankly it lacked that masculine touch it needed to make it really grab a reader. Or in this case a listener. Also, a little too demonic for my taste. Thought I can see it might have appeal for others. Would be a good camp fire story.

  • Her Biker Dragon

  • The Complete Collection
  • By: AJ Tipton
  • Narrated by: Beizo Tierno
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

The badass dragon shifters of the Iron Claws motorcycle club will risk everything for the people they love. Cast out from their dragon clans, they must use their cunning and strength to defy the laws of their people and stay one step ahead of those determined to keep life-saving cures out of the hands of humans.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty pathetic

  • By V from Kansas on 09-28-18

Good read

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

Reviewed: 09-19-18

The stories all flow one into the other which I very much liked. I just did not find a lot of character depth. Though they all flowed well each way a little short for my liking and I wanted more. Still a good little read. Sex and language used so not for the kiddos ears.

  • Dear Martha, WTF?: What I Found in My Search for Why

  • By: Tricia LaVoice
  • Narrated by: Julie Kelly
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

Tricia LaVoice’s life turned upside down when her parents were tragically killed in an automobile accident. Her close relationships with her mother and father made everyday life afterward a challenge. Happily married and with a beautiful baby girl, Tricia had no time to fall apart. Over the years, as her family grew, Tricia met two strong, dynamic women, both survivors of their own life challenges, whose wonderful friendships and unconditional maternal love and strength guided her to trust in life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Life Between the Latte and Chardonnay

  • By BookLover on 09-21-18

Cathartic

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

Reviewed: 09-19-18

I lost my mother suddenly and without warning. I forever find myself talking about her. Missing her and grieving for all the things left unsaid. The parts of my life she did not touch my last 2 children. Just the everyday conversations we had. Her laugh. Her quick wit! I found this book both cathartic and in many ways beneficial to my grieving soul. I received this book at my own request at no charge.

  • Dahlia's Shadow

  • Puatera Online, Book 6
  • By: Dawn Chapman, Jess Mountifield
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Barbetta
  • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Dahlia has spent her entire life in Lila's shadow. Being the quiet twin, Dahlia shied away from sports and never excelled in any of the ways her sister did. Yet, thrown into the glitch-filled world of Puatera, her sister is no longer there to protect her, forcing Dahlia to uncover hidden strengths or be buried by her weakness. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Please keep the series going!

  • By TU on 09-11-18

Coming to. Too late

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

This book was both interesting and frustrating as I came in at book 6. This is not a stand alone type book. You must have read at least book one to even begin to understand what is going on? While it appears to be interesting I could not get into it based on fact they kept talking as if I understood what was going on? I received this book at no charge in exchange for an honest review. While I could not get into it the premise was very good.

  • Gathering Water

  • By: Regan Claire
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Swanepoel
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23

Growing up in the foster system, Della never really had anything to call her own, not even a last name. Now, the truth was exposed, but there was still so much she didn't know. Hoping to learn more about the mother she never knew and maybe discover a bit more about herself along the way, Della travels across the country seeking answers - and finds far more than she bargained for. An unimaginable world - one on the brink of war - is pulling her in and making her claim a birthright she never knew she wanted. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unique!

  • By Pam C on 10-03-18

Great story!

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

Reviewed: 09-05-18

I love a great story that is both realistic and fantasy based. This had both. No sexual scenes, no f bombs and very easy paced. Could be for both young adults or fantasy readers. Did kinda leave you hanging at the end not in a bad way but definitely in a way you wanted more. I received this book at no charge in exchange for an honest review. Definitely recommend it.👍🏻

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Origin of Legends and the Secrets of the North

  • By: Adison Runberg
  • Narrated by: Ginger Sue
  • Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

When their parents died beneath the surface of a frozen lake, brothers Baldr and Thor began new lives as orphans. The loss of their parents gutted them both, but years later, with comfortable homes and good friends, the brothers were thriving. They set out on a thrilling journey to reach the top of Mount Logan. Along the way, they gain a trusted canine companion, but soon the group is in over its head as they fight the arctic conditions and an ancient power. Who is waiting at the top of Mount Logan? What is living in the mountain?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Unexpected

  • By Claire on 09-02-18

Not what I had hope for

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

Reviewed: 08-25-18

This was so far off from the stories and maybe my own fantasy’s of Thor that it just was off for me. Loki is Thor uncle ? Thor is slaving a sled up a mountain with a bunch of girls ? The parents are mia for how long? Brain what? Just so far out in left field I could not see where the story could be realistic. Sorry yah it’s a story but has to sound at least believable somehow. I received this book at no charge in exchange for an honest review. Just was not for me. And I love Thor.

  • The Vintage Tea Room Collection: Books 1-3

  • By: Lily Wells
  • Narrated by: Nano Nagle
  • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

When Ellie decides to sell the tea room, she doesn't bank on her twin daughters showing up with ideas of their own. Her daughters have both left home - Jessica is married and expecting her first child, and Marie has built a successful career. She is ready for change and to leave the past behind; however, her daughters are not. To complicate matters further, Ellie meets Michael. She was not looking to meet a man, but life occasionally throws in a few surprises. Maybe now is the right time to change more than just her work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Vintage Tea room

  • By Deedra on 09-09-18

Just loved these stories

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

Reviewed: 08-21-18

What enjoyable stories. Was so vested in the characters I hate for it to end. Each follows right after the other and I’m so glad. Narrator was great!! I love a book that comes to life. Keep them coming! Lite, no violence or sexual scenes. Just a joyful afternoon read. I received this book at no charge in exchange for an honest review. 👍🏻👍🏻

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Chasing Aledwen

  • A Paranormal Reverse Harem Novel (Fated Seasons: Spring)
  • By: Laura Greenwood
  • Narrated by: Hollie Whitmore
  • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

No one said being a princess was easy, and for Aledwen, the fae princess of spring, it's even harder. Especially with her lack of magic and the upcoming Birth of Spring. A ceremony she should be performing for the first time but can't. Luckily, she doesn't have to figure it out alone. Though at times, her shifter mates seem to be more of a hindrance than a help, and her elf's sense of duty may just override the bond between them. Can Aledwen become the queen she was always meant to be? Or will she be stuck as a magic-less princess?  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Need more now

  • By Motherof2 on 08-01-18

Lovely narration

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

Reviewed: 08-21-18

I love a well narrated book. Ms. Whitmire made this book come to life. The story is not overly complicated but does have some sexual content. Aledwen, is likable. I was hoping for more on her shifter mates and really something more from her? Possibly a deeper personality then the story gave. Without giving anything away it was very anticlimactic as the royal family is kinda brushed under the table like they meant nothing? I received this book at no charge in exchange for a honest rating.