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AUSTIN, TX, United States
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Evil Eye audiobook cover art

Wow. Was not expecting that.

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

Reviewed: 06-11-19

I can't say much without giving away things, but this 98 minutes was impressive. Unexpected and left me with my jaw dropping open. And staying there. It's more than worth your time; listen to it now. You won't be disappointed!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Chaser audiobook cover art

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 06-20-18

I really like Kylie Scott, so I was pretty disappointed with this. I actually returned it after only a couple of hours in because it was so bad. I have listened to the others in the series and enjoyed them, but after trying really hard to like Eric for two hours, I gave up. He was shallow and immature and not too bright. I just couldn’t root for him. And the male narrator was a little too feminine sounding for my preference; I guess I prefer manly men to sound a little more masculine. Just my two cents worth.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Right audiobook cover art

Pretty good but not the best

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

Reviewed: 04-17-18

The first 80% of this book was quite enjoyable, even if a bit predictable. The heroine’s personality was such that she would drive me to drink if she was my friend, but she had her redeeming qualities too. But for the last bit of the book, I felt like the hero’s reaction and choices weren’t consistent with the rest of his character building up to the arc at that point in the story. The explanation for his behavior fell flat for me. And then it was a little too saccharine sweet at then end for me. It was worth the listen, and the narrator is fantastic. This is my first Jana Aston book and I think she has great potential.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Strength audiobook cover art

Not a fan of the male narrator

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

Reviewed: 03-21-18

I really enjoy Amy Daws’ writing, and this was no exception. The only let down for me was the male narrator. He was very articulate and well spoken, but his voice was too effeminate sounding to me. It was kind of off-putting, since I prefer a strong male character to sound masculine, but this one did not.

Storm audiobook cover art

Good story, but heroine was a little difficult for me to appreciate

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

Reviewed: 01-26-17

Ms. Cole wrote a good book. Storm was easy to adore, and Evelyn started out as a sympathetic character. For me, after a while, her self-doubt and lack of any self-confidence started grating on my nerves. Her decision to finally take steps to change her life were so slow coming, I kinda wanted to stick needles in my eyes. Storm should be sainted for his patience! Anyway, I'm glad she finally got there. Worth the credit, and it piqued my interest in the other members of the band. Thanks Ms. Cole!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

It Ends with Us audiobook cover art

Wow. Not what I was expecting. SPOILER ALERT

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

Reviewed: 01-22-17

This book affected me way more than I expected. Although I was not raised in abusive home, nor have I been in an abusive relationship, through Colleen Hoover's writing in this story, I felt a lot of the emotions of what that must have been like. In all honesty, if a book doesn't have a HEA, I generally don't want to invest myself in it. I want to escape and feel grateful for that escape when I'm indulging myself in a story. This story left me feeling a sad but satisfied sense of closure at the end. Hoover's remarks at the end about her own family shed tremendous light on how she was so brilliantly able to capture the poignancy of the relationships. Colleen, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your courage and willingness to tell this story. I am a better person for having listened to it.

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Great, except for the ending...

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

Reviewed: 09-15-15

I thoroughly enjoyed this Olivia Cunning story, as much as all her Sinners offerings. The only disappointment came at the end. It felt as if Ms. Cunning had to rush through and hurry up an ending, which after so carefully constructing such a fine story, came as a bit of a disappointment to me. It just didn't seem to flow at the end as well as the rest of the story, and I was left feeling a little unsatisfied. But I'd still recommend the book for all Olivia Cunning fans. And I'd strongly recommend reading the other series before starting this one. Looking forward to the next one!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Just can't recommend this one

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

Reviewed: 12-08-14

I love Samantha Young's "On Dublin Street" series, so I wanted to give this a try, despite the mixed reviews. But I just can't recommend this one for a few different reasons. First, I'm all in favor of angst and build up, as long as it leads to something satisfying. This story was heavy on the former, light on the latter. Second, Renee Chambliss did her best, but her voice is just a little too high pitched and nasally, which I can deal with for the female characters. However, her attempts at the male voices were not nearly masculine enough. It's no fault of hers; it just doesn't sound good to me, and so I struggled to enjoy her male voices. Her Scottish accent was only so-so. And third, the reason behind all the drama wasn't believable enough for me to buy into. I just couldn't believe it could cause as much of a divide between the two lead characters as it did. Bummer. I read the reviews for the next book, and I am sad to say I have no need to purchase it. Same narrator, almost same story. No need to do this again.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Trying to Score audiobook cover art

Most annoying heroine ever

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

Reviewed: 09-05-14

I like this author, and the series. But this particular heroine drove me up the wall with her bitchiness, whining, and never-ending negativity. I couldn't root for her at all; I just wanted the hero to dump her and find someone else! I wanted to have compassion for her - I tried, I really did - but she was too far gone for me to even like. Sorry. I had a hard time finishing this one. Bummed me out. I am feeling a little cautious about even checking the next one out.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Les Misérables: Translated by Julie Rose audiobook cover art

The story that goes on forever...

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

Reviewed: 01-07-13

...I guess I can't, in all fairnes, say this, since I flat quit listening about halfway through the book. After 30+ hours of listening, I just couldn't bring myself to sacrifice another 30 hours of my life to Victor Hugo. I can't honestly report anything terrible about his writing; I know this is considered a classic, and to some, one of the best pieces of literature ever penned. I just don't possess the patience any more to wait for the story to continue to build. As others have said, Hugo's ramblings about certain topics, that truly have no bearing on the story he is trying to tell, go on for way too long. The narrator was great, and I had no issues with his performance. But, for those of you out there who've seen the recent movie or the broadway performance and want to know more, my advice to you is to stick with the visual mediums. Perhaps an abridged version would be better, although I usually shun abridgements; I may have been more satisfied if I'd made an exception in this case. Way, way, way too long for this girl!

4 of 6 people found this review helpful