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  • The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye

  • A Lisbeth Salander Novel, Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series
  • By: David Lagercrantz
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,920
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,473
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,458

Lisbeth Salander, the girl with the dragon tattoo, the brilliant hacker, the obstinate outsider, the volatile seeker of justice for herself and others - even she has never been able to uncover the most telling facts of her traumatic childhood, the secrets that might finally fully explain her to herself. Now, when she sees a chance to uncover them once and for all, she enlists the help of Mikael Blomkvist, the editor of the muckraking investigative journal Millennium. And she will let nothing stop her.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not up to par

  • By cristina on 10-03-17

Not Lisbeth

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

Reviewed: 09-29-17

It just seemed like the Lisbeth in this book had taken one a totally different personality. It lacked depth and was sort of disjointed.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Consequences

  • Consequences, Book 1
  • By: Aleatha Romig
  • Narrated by: Romy Nordlinger
  • Length: 20 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,121
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,038
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,044

Anthony Rawlings had a plan - to teach Claire Nichols to behave. Claire Nichols had a plan - to survive! In an unfamiliar bedroom within a luxurious mansion, Claire Nichols wakes to memories of a brutal abduction. All of her recollections have one common denominator, the man she just met - Anthony Rawlings. Unbeknownst to Claire, Anthony has had her in his sights for a long time. Every action has consequences - and his actions resulted in their chance meeting. Facing incomprehensible circumstances, Claire must learn to survive as she comes to terms with her new reality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Chilling

  • By Marcheta on 01-20-14

SICK! Glorifying Violence against women

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

Reviewed: 09-16-15

Would you try another book from Aleatha Romig and/or Romy Nordlinger?

Absolutely not! I couldn't believe this was written by a women!

What was most disappointing about Aleatha Romig’s story?

Kidnapping and beating a women into submission then blackmailing her into staying THEN BEATING her almost to death Then marrying him. Stockholm syndrome doesn't even begin to cover it.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

other than she agreed to read this crap

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Consequences?

the whole book

Any additional comments?

I saw that this book was a series and after I realized where this was going I kept thinking surely the redeeming value in this story is that he is going to get his just rewards,,.like she kicks his ass, crumbles his empire and has his balls cut off .....but NO after reading the synopsis of the sequels I realize they fall in Love. There is absolutely no redeeming quality that should make a women fall in love with this scum NONE! Could hardly read the end after I found out how the story line goes in the sequel

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Entwined Volume 2 - Revealed - Entire Collection audiobook cover art
  • Entwined Volume 2 - Revealed - Entire Collection

  • By: Joy Daniels, A. Devlin, Debra Hyde, and others
  • Narrated by: Susan Saddler
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5

In this second volume of the Entwined series, Revealed, Rachel opens the lid to find one of four erotic artifacts, each with the power to propel her into a wildly different adventure. Will it be paranormal fantasy, same-sex BSDM, multiple partners, or an erotically-charged romantic interlude?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator being over dramatic is an understatement!

  • By Dana on 12-01-14

Narrator being over dramatic is an understatement!

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

Reviewed: 12-01-14

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Reading the book MIGHT have helped

What was most disappointing about the authors’s story?

It was an original concept having 4 stories in one, but even within each story is was repetitive

What didn’t you like about Susan Saddler’s performance?

Nothing! I barely got through the second story. Her 'men' voices sound more like Gargamel from the Smurfs. Not exactly what you want to hear in an erotic story. Also she moans and caterwauls something awful. Definitely a turnoff!

What character would you cut from Entwined Volume 2 - Revealed - Entire Collection?

The middle two stories were poorly written. The first and fourth were somewhat better but not much.

Any additional comments?

If I wasn't so bored on a 7 hour drive I would not have finished the book and deleted it. I kept thinking it might get better, but it never did.

4 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • This Man

  • This Man Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Jodi Ellen Malpas
  • Narrated by: Edita Brychta
  • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,792
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,645
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,648

Young interior designer Ava O'Shea has no idea what awaits her at the Manor. A run-of-the-mill consultation with a stodgy country gent seems likely, but what Ava finds instead is Jesse Ward - a devastatingly handsome, utterly confident, pleasure-seeking playboy who knows no boundaries. Ava doesn't want to be attracted to this man, and yet she can't control the overwhelming desire that he stirs in her. She knows that her heart will never survive him and her instinct is telling her to run, but Jesse is not willing to let her go. He wants her and is determined to have her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 4.5 CRAZY, POSSESSIVE, "WATCH YOUR MOUTH" STARS.

  • By Jordy ♡♡♡♡ on 10-26-13

If you like women being treated like a doormat

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

Reviewed: 01-15-14

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Absolutely nobody

What was most disappointing about Jodi Ellen Malpas’s story?

Absolutely horrible. Having a dominating man in the bedroom is one thing but when they tell you what to where and start taking your BC pills then mentally disturbed comes to mind

What didn’t you like about Edita Brychta’s performance?

It is to bad she had to read such an awful book. Hope she got paid well

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment that any one even liked this and and that a women thought it was ok to write it. I kept thinking after I read it that it was a book used as sample of what an abusive relationship is like if the author I likes this type of relationship she needs professional help

8 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Mirror of My Soul

  • By: Joey W. Hill
  • Narrated by: Maxine Mitchell
  • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118

Some stories can't be contained between the covers of just one book. In Ice Queen, Tyler helped Mistress Marguerite fulfill the mentoring requirement The Zone club imposes on all its Dominant members, to learn about BDSM from the submissive's perspective. Though Marguerite is one of The Zone's most sought-after Mistresses, Tyler is convinced she is a "switch," a closet submissive. But the truth that is revealed is more remarkable than that. As he begins to unravel the complex and terrible layers of her past, Tyler must do what he's never been willing to do before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-15-17

I thought there would at least be a story.

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

Reviewed: 12-30-13

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Not sure

What was most disappointing about Joey W. Hill’s story?

There was about 11/2 hours of story and actual plot in the book. I have read other books in this series and they were not this bad. I felt like I was listening to 10 hours of a descriptive monologue. It wasn't until about 6 hours in was there even a hint of a story. I almost didn't even make it that far. I felt this book was kind of an addition to the series that was just a character thesis nothing more.

What three words best describe Maxine Mitchell’s performance?

Your performance was OK

What character would you cut from Mirror of My Soul?

Not sure that a character cut is in order. It was more that there was so little story. This could have been just a continuing chapter in the previous book about Margariette, not a whole book.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Breaking the Rules

  • By: Suzanne Brockmann
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor, Renee Raudman
  • Length: 18 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 712
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 497
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 501

Izzy Zanella wasn’t looking for another reason to butt heads with his Navy SEAL teammate, and nemesis, Danny Gillman. But then he met Danny’s beautiful younger sister, Eden. When she needed it most, he offered her a place to stay, a shoulder to cry on - and more. And when she got pregnant with another man’s child, he offered her marriage. But Eden’s devastating miscarriage shattered their life together - and made the intense bad blood between Izzy and Danny even worse. Now Eden’s back, and she’s on a mission to rescue her teen brother, Ben, from their abusive stepfather.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another excellent adventure!

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-25-11

Good Story but terrible narration.

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

Reviewed: 11-27-13

Is there anything you would change about this book?

How it was narrated. With both a man and a women narrating and both doing all the parts the story became a bit disjointed. One narrator would have made it easier to listen to.

Was Breaking the Rules worth the listening time?

It was OK. I would recommend the author as long as there was only one narrator.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Divide and Conquer

  • Cut & Run Series, Book 4
  • By: Madeleine Urban, Abigail Roux
  • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 665
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 631
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 632

Baltimore is a city in alarming distress. Rising violence is fanning the flames of public outrage. Thus the FBI’s latest ideas to improve public relations: a municipal softball league and workshops for community leaders. But the new commitments just mean more time Special Agents Ty Grady and Zane Garrett have to spend apart when they’re happily exploring how to be more than by-the-book partners. Then the latest spate of crime explodes in their faces—literally.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Can't Wait for #5

  • By N. Houghton on 04-12-12

Love this series

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

Reviewed: 04-17-12

If you could sum up Divide and Conquer in three words, what would they be?

Heartfelt, sizzling, & page turning.
Zane and Grady are the kind of characters that you love to really delve into. They are flawed, real, and hot!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Zane - He is tough but has a soft center

What does Sean Crisden bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

I really like how he brings the characters out in his speech.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Caleb

  • Shadow Wranglers, Book 1
  • By: Sarah McCarty
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 798
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 709
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 713

The loss of control. The fear of desire. Allie always thought that mysteriously sexy rancher Caleb Johnson wanted her as much as she wanted him. But since he never acted on it, she was ready to admit defeat. Until the night she was attacked by a vicious wolf, only to be rescued by another. In the triumphant, bloodied male, there was something Allie recognized---the baritone growl, the mesmerizing eyes, the inexplicable animal attraction. Her savior was Caleb.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Wasted a credit!

  • By Michele on 06-19-12

Monotonous and Boring

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

Reviewed: 04-17-12

Would you try another book from Sarah McCarty and/or Tavia Gilbert?

I thought the characters were simpering and flip flopped from trying to be strong to being a whimp. The narrator made the book very hard to listen to. I kept waiting for it to get better, but really spent a lot of time rolling my eyes.

Has Caleb turned you off from other books in this genre?

I have read other paranormal books that had a great deal more character substance than this. This was a bad harlequin novel

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Tavia Gilbert?

Terrible!

3 of 5 people found this review helpful