Diana N.

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  • How to Date a Werewolf

  • Rylie Cruz, Book 1
  • By: Rose Pressey
  • Narrated by: Suzy Harbulak
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 79

As the owner of Get a Mate Dating Service, Rylie is more than happy to step in and lend a hand to lonely lycanthropic hearts all over town. No matter how hopeless Rylie might be in finding her own soul mate, she has a knack for helping others find theirs. Convinced that she is stuck with a family curse, Rylie is positive she will never find her true love. But when drool-worthy Jack Chandler shows up at her door, Rylie wonders if maybe the curse is finally broken.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Super fun for Hockey freaks (and the rest of you!)

  • By Jan on 07-24-16

Narrator may have ruined whole series for me.

3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-11-15

Would you try another book from Rose Pressey and/or Suzy Harbulak?

Possibly from the author, but definitely NOT from the narrator.

Would you be willing to try another book from Rose Pressey? Why or why not?

Perhaps. The content was somewhat entertaining, though I've read much better in the same genre. The heroine does a lot of things that make no sense and neglects to do things she should--even given the things she says to excuse them.

What didn’t you like about Suzy Harbulak’s performance?

She was just awful. Her characterizations and accents were all over the place. When two women were talking, it was almost impossible to tell which was which. When she did do an accent, it varied between generic Southern and valley girl. This was especially problematic since the character are in and are from New Orleans--which has an accent all its own and which differs from other Southern accents.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

No. It would be too boring to be a good movie.

Any additional comments?

If you haven't listened to this yet, skip it. Get the Kindle version and read it the old fashioned way if you're interested in reading the story, but spare yourself the listen.

  • Love in the Time of Dragons

  • By: Katie MacAlister
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 446
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 376
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 375

In best-selling author Katie MacAlister’s Love in the Time of Dragons, suburban mom Tully Sullivan wakes up in a far-off place surrounded by strangers—many of them muscular, sexy ones—claiming to be dragons. They insist Tully is a dragon, too, and that she’s committed crimes deserving of death. Now Tully must disprove the allegations before time runs out.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Struggling to finish

  • By Kindle Customer on 04-22-11

Incredibly annoying and confusing.

3 out of 5 stars
2 out of 5 stars
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-07-14

Would you try another book from Katie MacAlister and/or Barbara Rosenblat?

I've have mixed feelings about Katie MacAlister's books, but I'll avoid Barbara Rosenblat in the future.

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

The most interesting aspect of the story for me was the demon. A lot of the other stuff was a bit ho-hum, and it was confusing. I bought this as part of the sale on 1st of a series items, but what I didn't know is that it's not *really* the first of a series, it's the first of a sub-section of a series. Other characters that appear are apparently from previous Dragon series by the author.

What didn’t you like about Barbara Rosenblat’s performance?

Her voice was very annoying, and you could hear every single swallow she made. It was the most disgustingly wet-sounding narration I've ever heard.

Did Love in the Time of Dragons inspire you to do anything?

To avoid other Dragon series novels from the same author. I might read her vampire books again, but this book was a bit annoying.

  • 14

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,731
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,876
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35,880

There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Waste of your time. Keeps dragging

  • By Anne Banks on 11-10-18

Full of Geektastic Surprises

5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-11-13

Would you consider the audio edition of 14 to be better than the print version?

I haven't read the print version, so I couldn't say.

What did you like best about this story?

I loved all the twists and turns the story took. There's so many surprises, and they're real surprises rather than things you can easily figure out before they're truly revealed.

Which character – as performed by Ray Porter – was your favorite?

Tim, by far, was my favorite. The voice he used for time reminded me of Jim Beaver as Bobby Singer on Supernatural. Since that's a character I love, it made it that much easier to take a liking to him.

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

I listen at work, so I couldn't have done that, but if I'd been reading it, I certainly could have finished it in a day easily and not been able to put it down.

Any additional comments?

I bought this book during the annual sale on a whim, and I'm so glad I did. I enjoyed it immensely and immediately recommended it to a friend when I finished. She asked what it was about, and I couldn't tell her because there are just so many twists and turns in the book that to say even that much would almost give too much away. I loved how the twists kept me on my toes and the easy banter between the characters.

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  • Time Untime

  • The Dark Hunter, Book 21
  • By: Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 951
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 879
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 883

The Mayans aren’t the only ones with a 2012 prophecy.… Long before recorded history, there was a Keetoowah warrior so feared that everyone trembled before his wrath. Only a brutal betrayal by the one closest to him could defeat him. But not even death was the end of a man so strong. Kateri Avani has been plagued her entire life with dreams she doesn’t understand. Images of places she’s never been and of a man she’s never seen. Her quest for answers has driven her to Las Vegas where she hopes to finally silence the demons in her mind. What she never anticipates is coming face to face with the warrior who has haunted her her entire life....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What have they done?

  • By R. Smith on 08-12-12

Easily my favorite since Acheron.

5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-31-12

What did you love best about Time Untime?

I loved the way Ren's back story was reveiled. I thought it really fit with the play on time.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Of course, I always love to see Acheron, but I was happy also to see some other characters I have enjoyed in the past like Nick (who showed more of his old self than he has in a while) and Sundown (whose own book had been a disappointment given how much I like his character). I really liked both the hero and heroine in this book.

Which character – as performed by Holter Graham – was your favorite?

Choo is probably my favorite voice of his. However, I'm not fond of all his voices, and it grates on my nerves the way he pronounces Simi (not at all the way I've heard the author or anyone connected with her pronounce it).

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

There's always a few scenes in her books that make me laugh. It's one of the things I love about her books. I did shed a few tears, which was odd since I didn't even cry at Acheron's book.

Any additional comments?

Yes, the last book intruduced a new Pantheon, and it continues in this book. Some people have found that confusing, but to me it makes sense. In the DH world, pretty much all the major religions (current and past) have some basis in that world's reality. Without spoiling the back story, I will say that I found this book highlighted some connections between this Pantheon and the previous ones she's introduced rather well, also tying it with Acheron's history.