Crystal D Mastrangelo

Campbell River, BC, Canada
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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
    3.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 82

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.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Holy cow

  • By Silk on 01-22-15

Like a 3rd Grade Play

1 out of 5 stars
1 out of 5 stars
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-29-14

Any additional comments?

The narration in this book is so terrible it is like listening to the performance in a 3rd grade play, granted the student reciting the lines is very chipper. Everything in the story is recited in the same tone and it sounds extremely forced.

It is kind of hard to tell if the story is any good or not through the narration, but it is easy to tell that all of the characters are vapid and one dimensional. I almost could not finish this book, and for me that is almost unheard of.

  • Oracle's Moon

  • Elder Races Series #4
  • By: Thea Harrison
  • Narrated by: Sophie Eastlake
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,390
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,195
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,209

When Grace Andreas's sister, Petra, and her husband are both killed, Grace inherits the power and responsibilities of the Oracle of Louisville, as well as her sister's two young children - neither of which she is prepared for. Then Khalil, Demonkind and Djinn prince of House Marid, decides to make himself a part of the household, both as guardian and counterpoint to Grace's impudence towards the Elder Races.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love, Love, Love

  • By Just so you know on 03-24-12

Probably my favorite book in the series so far!

4 out of 5 stars
4 out of 5 stars
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-12-13

Would you listen to Oracle's Moon again? Why?

Yes, I would definitely listen to this again. It was just the right amounts of fun, sexy and engaging to keep me going. I blew through it in 2 listens.

What did you like best about this story?

After the last two books in this series, I had serious reservations about going for the fourth. The last two books were fairly formulaic, which I can get past if the characters, world building, and other nuances of the story are interesting enough. However the last two didn't really feel that way to me. I loved the first installment so much though that I decided to give the series one more chance before I gave up on it. I am very glad I did because I think I loved this book even more than the first one. I would love to see a full series based just on these characters. The female lead was strong and she didn't spend the whole book whining about her lot which I found refreshing. The male lead was just plain sexy! He wasn't as stereotypical as I have found the males to be in this series, and he was fun and surprising. It was also refreshing that this was not just another Vampire/ Shifter story, I enjoyed the diversity of supernatural beings. Overall, I found this book charming, fun, and sexy. It gave me a reason to stick with this series for at least a few more books.

What about Sophie Eastlake’s performance did you like?

The narrator was pretty good in this story, I liked her in this book better than the rest of the series. I am not sure if it was because I thought her Character voices were more appropriate in this one, or if it's because the story was just better. Probably a little of both.

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

Yes, I didn't want to put it down.

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