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  • Burned

  • By: Karen Marie Moning
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante, Natalie Ross
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,478
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,239
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,229

Another shockingly suspenseful installment in #1 New York Times best-selling author Karen Marie Moning's Fever series. Burned picks up right where the surprising conclusion of Iced left off, and will feature beloved characters Mac and Dani O'Malley as they embark on another high-octane adventure in the Fever world.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't work for me!

  • By Felicia The Geeky Blogger on 01-26-15

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 01-22-15

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I'd recommend it to anyone who is following the Fever series but not to anyone else.

Would you ever listen to anything by Karen Marie Moning again?

I'll come back for the next installment but I'm pretty sad about the mess that is Burned.

Have you listened to any of Phil Gigante and Natalie Ross ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Phil and Natalie are great. I'm always happy when they are the readers.

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

NO

Any additional comments?

The reviewer who said that Burned was for all the Iced haters has it spot on. I was just SOOO disappointed in how this was handled. KMM is a much better writer than this and her plots are always solid and interesting - its a pity she felt compelled (I'm guessing) to write this story to appease the haters.
When I came to the end it felt like I was half way through an okay book that just suddenly stopped rather than ended. This was NOT a cliffhanger, just a sputter and die. KMM has made my head explode with her cliff hangers so I know she can do this.
I've listened to Iced four times since I got it a year ago. I'm not sure if I'll ever listen to Burned again.

23 of 27 people found this review helpful

  • An Unwilling Conquest

  • By: Stephanie Laurens
  • Narrated by: Nellie Chalfant
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 220
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 92

A successful horse breeder and self-proclaimed rake, Harry Lester samples women like wines. But after having his heart trampled upon by someone he actually loved, he has no intention of falling for a woman again, let alone be ensnared by the trap of marriage. Now, with a large inheritance to his name, Harry knows that he'd best start running from London's matchmaking mothers and widows.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not Terrible, Just Trite

  • By A on 12-01-07

If Mispronunciation Makes You Crazy

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

Reviewed: 02-05-14

Would you be willing to try another one of Nellie Chalfant’s performances?

no

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I always enjoy Stephanie Laurens stories

Any additional comments?

I still just can't believe that Nellie Chalfant didn't know how to pronounce SIGNIFICANT words in this book. If you're familiar with Stephanie Laurens books you'll know how many times the word TON is mentioned. Ton as in Bon Ton -- NOT as in TON of bricks. I like this story, but literally found myself cringing every 2 to 5 minutes because of a mispronounced word. Once in a book, maybe twice you'll hear something and think "huh?" but this goes way beyond. If that sort of thing interferes with your enjoyment please try another title.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Whiskey Beach

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,324
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,738
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,729

For more than 300 years, Bluff House has sat above Whiskey Beach, guarding its shore - and its secrets. But to Eli Landon, it’s home.… A Boston lawyer, Eli has weathered an intense year of public scrutiny and police investigations after being accused of - but never arrested for - the murder of his soon-to-be-ex wife. He finds sanctuary at Bluff House, even though his beloved grandmother is in Boston recuperating from a nasty fall. Abra Walsh is always there, though.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Eva on 03-10-17

Abandoned after 20 minutes

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

Reviewed: 05-26-13

What disappointed you about Whiskey Beach?

The narrators voice was so appallingly bad my flesh crawled. I have never had this reaction to a narrator before. I've also never abandoned a book with NO intention of ever trying to listen again. Just could not get past the smug, effeminate and graceless voice and performance of the narrator.

Would you ever listen to anything by Nora Roberts again?

Of course, provided its a different narrator

How did the narrator detract from the book?

see comments above

Any additional comments?

truly a disappointment and a complete waste of a credit.