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Tanya M. Spiegel

Miami, Florida
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  • Four

  • Rules Undying, Book 1
  • By: R. E. Carr
  • Narrated by: Alejandra Reynoso
  • Length: 17 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

Finding a job is never easy, and the only employment Gail usually finds is acting as Girl Friday for the mob. Lucky for Gail, Georgia Sutherland has just the job for her - that is, if she can handle working nights, managing a little blood, and a boss who's been dead for centuries. In a single interview, Gail's world turns upside down as she discovers that all she’s seen in Hollywood isn’t quite true; vampires don't combust in sunlight, but they do fall in love. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My 1st Audio book experience was great :)

  • By Hans on 08-12-18

So ticked!!

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

Reviewed: 02-14-19

The worst narrator. “Georgia asked, Georgia said”” in the worst voice ever!!! The talking parts great. But only a little way in that horrible voice got on my last nerve. In my opinion the narrator ruined this book!!
Received this book at no charge in exchange for an honest review. Sadly thanks to the horrid voice “Georgia nodded”” No!! Will have to see about reading myself.

  • The Clockmaker's Daughter

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 17 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,224
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,980
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,965

In the summer of 1862, a group of young artists led by the passionate and talented Edward Radcliffe descends upon Birchwood Manor in rural Oxfordshire. Their plan: to spend a secluded summer month in a haze of inspiration and creativity. But by the time their stay is over, one woman has been shot dead while another has disappeared; a priceless heirloom is missing; and Edward Radcliffe’s life is in ruins. Over 150 years later, Elodie Winslow, a young archivist in London, uncovers a leather satchel containing two seemingly unrelated items. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Clockmaker's Daughter

  • By Kimberly on 10-21-18

Amazing writer! Superb narration!!

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

Reviewed: 02-14-19

I cannot day enough about this amazing book and the narrator. Just a masterpiece. Story so well woven I wept at the ending. I was so very vested in the story. Fascinating and intricate weaving of characters. You really do go down the rabbit hole and find the most fascinating story. You can’t go wrong with this beautiful story. And do listen to it as the narrator Joanne Froggatt is truly incredibly gifted. I always say a good narrator can make or break a book. She pushes this wonderfully written story out of the ball park. Both gifted beyond a five star rating.

  • WereHuman

  • The Witch's Daughter
  • By: Gwendolyn Druyor
  • Narrated by: Gwendolyn Druyor
  • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

Good parents will go to any lengths to protect their children. The Hillens are very good parents. But with all the secrets in the Hillen household, the biggest one is hiding right under their noses.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting

  • By Anonymous User on 10-30-18

Interesting

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

Reviewed: 02-08-19

This was a long unusual story. A family unit and extended misfits of a strange society. Seems nothing is going on most of the book as the characters are being built. Then suddenly things change at the last moment and you say to yourself “what??” I actually had to go back several times to see if I was missing something. Not that I did not like the book only that not much seems to happen for a long time. Loved Bailey . Great job on audio. I received this book at no charge in exchange for an honest review. 👍🏻

  • The Girl Who Drank the Moon

  • By: Kelly Barnhill
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,223
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,773
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,760

Every year the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch in the forest, Xan, is kind and gentle. She shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster named Glerk and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, Fyrian. Xan rescues the abandoned children and delivers them to welcoming families on the other side of the forest, nourishing the babies with starlight on the journey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Extraordinary Listening Experience

  • By Gunnyvil on 12-18-16

Enjoyed

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

Reviewed: 02-03-19

I read the reviews and still wanted to experience this book. I’m glad I did. The characters are lovely (well mostly) and the story is so different. I liked the way it flowed and kept me interested. My grandson enjoyed it too. No language, no sex and really no violence. But pack full of magic and adventure.

  • All the Breaking Waves

  • A Novel
  • By: Kerry Lonsdale
  • Narrated by: Dara Rosenberg
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 981
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 835
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 833

After a harrowing accident tore her family apart, Molly Brennan fled from the man she loved and the tragic mistake she made. Twelve years later, Molly has created a new life for herself and her eight-year-old daughter, Cassie. The art history professor crafts jewelry as unique and weathered as the surf-tumbled sea glass she collects, while raising her daughter in a safe and loving environment - something Molly never had.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A unique premise, strong characters.

  • By CF on 04-21-17

Great

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

Reviewed: 01-30-19

Great little story. Only complaint would be that the author kept saying” like a hurricane, like pine needles, like.... I would rather have just heard her say “ it felt like pine needles. “ and leave the rest. Still good story, likable characters and easy read.

  • Little Fires Everywhere

  • By: Celeste Ng
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Lim
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,766
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,186
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,143

In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned - from the layout of the winding roads to the colors of the houses to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules. Enter Mia Warren - an enigmatic artist and single mother - who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenage daughter, Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Boring and Drawn Out!!!

  • By M. Ryder on 10-05-17

Book club pick

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

Reviewed: 01-20-19

This was our book club pick. I enjoyed it very much. A lot of adult subject matter and language. So not a kid book. I was very vested in the characters. And hated for it to end. Feel it ended to abruptly and with too many loose ends.

  • Blood Creek Witch

  • By: Jay Barnson
  • Narrated by: Janel Valentine
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

Grieving and lost after the death of her parents, Jenny Morgan is sent to West Virginia to live with an aunt she's never met. It's there that Jenny is confronted with an unbelievable family heritage of witchcraft and magic - something she immediately dismisses as old-fashioned superstitions. However, once her new home is threatened by deadly horrors straight out of myth and folklore, her aunt's stories become impossible to ignore.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Magic, ghosts, and mysterious death

  • By Mandy Buffington on 09-06-18

Bravo

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

Reviewed: 01-20-19

I really enjoys his book. The story was different and suspenseful enough that I didn’t want to put it down waiting for the next chapter. I received this book at no charge I. Exchange for an honest review. Like the diff Ent witches and their powers.

  • Her Beautiful Bastard: A Regency Erotic Romance

  • Scandalous Ballroom Encounters, Book 6
  • By: Victoria Vale
  • Narrated by: Simon Philips
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

After a disastrous first Season, Lydia Darling abandons all hope of love and marriage. A simple country girl, she does not belong among the debutantes of the ton. Rather than rely on her family for the rest of her days, she chooses to find work as a governess, a position that allows her to hide away from the society that shunned her. However, she cannot seem to forget the mysterious stranger she encountered at a ball during her Season...a man whose kiss haunts her dreams. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • hot damn

  • By Rebecca Azizov on 09-08-18

Enjoyed

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

Reviewed: 11-06-18

This is a very nice balance between old and more modern romance. Loved the tension and the story. I received this book at no charge in exchange for an honest review. There is sexual language used.

  • Key Largo Blues: The Sequel to Dakota Blues

  • Karen Grace, Book 2
  • By: Lynne M. Spreen
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Jill Araya
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

When Karen Grace turned 50, she lost her marriage and her job. Now, she's starting over, and this time, she's determined to build a new life on her own terms. However, she's being pulled in multiple directions: Her family and friends want more of her time, her hometown sweetheart wants a commitment, and her fledgling business is on life support. With the hard-won confidence of midlife, Karen knows what she needs to do, and pays the heartbreaking price for pursuing her dreams.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Midlife Crisis

  • By kelly lauffenburger on 05-14-18

Not my cup of tea

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

Reviewed: 10-23-18

I tried hard to get into this book. Coming back to it again and again in hopes it would pick up or spark some form of interest. However, I just could not get the vibe for this one. Perhaps you need to read the first one in order for this one to be more pertinent? I requested this book because I use to hang out in key largo and thought it would be a great book. Sorry it was just not my cup of tea.

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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 63
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 57

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?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • QUICK READ!

  • By G C on 09-01-18

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.👍🏻

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