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Joy C.

norwood, ma United States
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  • The Gargoyle Gets His Girl

  • Nocturne Falls, Volume 3
  • By: Kristen Painter
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,657
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,536
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,533

Willa Iscove, fae jeweler, has her first stalker. Really, he's just one of her lovesick customers. The ring she crafted to help him find new love has backfired, making Willa the object of his affections. In a bid to rid herself of her amorous client, Willa makes a wish in the Nocturne Falls fountain using the piece of opal in her pocket and in doing so, unknowingly conscripts as her guardian the sexy gargoyle on duty.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is a Must Read Series!

  • By Cheri on 02-29-16

Another great book out of the series

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

Reviewed: 10-11-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

usually in some books when they make a series the story is boring. This is not the case in this series so far. I love books that make me laugh and has a good love story and a little drama at the same time. This is that type of book.

What did you like best about this story?

The middle part on is the best but i wont tell you what will happen because its better to find out for yourself.

Any additional comments?

The part the makes the audiobooks the best is not only the storyline but the narrator. this narrator does the book justice.

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  • Fire Touched

  • Mercy Thompson Series, Book 9
  • By: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,179
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,645
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,631

Tensions between the fae and humans are coming to a head. And when coyote shapeshifter Mercy and her Alpha werewolf mate, Adam, are called upon to stop a rampaging troll, they find themselves with something that could be used to make the fae back down and forestall out-and-out war: a human child stolen long ago by the fae.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • There are no words to express how much I loved this book!

  • By The Mays on 03-19-16

love the mercy books

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

Reviewed: 05-02-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

yes. there is nothing about the mercy series i can criticize.

What other book might you compare Fire Touched to and why?

nothing. every author is unique. i cant make the comparsion either i like the book or not i dont compare.

What does Lorelei King bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

the performance was great. you can picture the characters based on her voice.

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

yes. i dont think thee is a book from the mercy seriies i havent felt that way about. if anything il listen to the book over and over again.

Any additional comments?

its funny, serious, and you just cant wait to see what will happen next. i wish she could write more. also love the alpha omega series.

  • Mackenzie's Magic

  • By: Linda Howard
  • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
  • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 477
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 424
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 429

Just in time for the holidays: author Linda Howard's beloved Mackenzies. Meet Maris Mackenzie - and the sexy stranger she woke up to find in her bed! Unfortunately, she had no memory of Alex MacNeil, the previous day… or the prize thoroughbred she'd apparently stolen.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • CUTE!

  • By Lady M on 09-08-12

ok

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

Reviewed: 05-02-16

Would you try another book from Linda Howard and/or Dennis Boutsikaris?

yes Linda Howard is on my top list of fav authors.

Would you be willing to try another book from Linda Howard? Why or why not?

absolutely. already have. love her suspense combined with love story books.

What aspect of Dennis Boutsikaris’s performance would you have changed?

nothing

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

i think it would be a great movie. its not about special effects its about a realistic story. the only problem with making books into movies is that they leave things out or they add things that the ppl think would make the story more marketable.

Any additional comments?

the only problem i had with this book and some of her earlier stories is that they are too short.

  • Jackson Family Values

  • Memories of Madness
  • By: Margaret Jackson, Richard Hack
  • Narrated by: Margaret Maldonado Jackson
  • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

For years, Margaret Maldonado Jackson was a celebrant of the good life, living with her Prince Charming - Jermaine - at the Jackson family estate in Encino, California. A former teenage runaway who had barely survived life in the fast lane, she had felt fortunate to be welcomed into the Jackson clan. So why, in 1993, was she running for her life with her children? What had happened to this young woman to make her feel so threatened and so alone?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • believable

  • By Joy C. on 05-02-16

believable

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

Reviewed: 05-02-16

Where does Jackson Family Values rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

you always can get the real scoop from the ex's. i wouldnt buy a book that was written from any of the jackson brothers or parents because you dont know what to believe. they are going to water down alot of info or make themselves out to be how they perceive themselves rather than how they realy are.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Jackson Family Values?

what she said about michael. i believve is true.

What about Margaret Maldonado Jackson’s performance did you like?

she should become a narrator in books you would have never known the book was not from an experienced narrator. i really didnt think it iwas her that was narrating the book. they way she peformed it made you focus on the story than the person telling the story.

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

i was planning to listen to it in parts but it was so interesting that icouldnt put it down.

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  • Dragon Storm

  • By: Katie MacAlister
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141

According to some (including himself), Constantine is one of the greatest heroes of dragonkin who ever lived. Too bad he's now lonelier than ever, and his biggest adventure involves a blow-up sheep - until he has an opportunity to save his kind once again. All Constantine has to do is break into a demon's dungeon, steal an ancient artifact, and reverse a deadly curse. The plan certainly does not involve rescuing a woman....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Where's Barbara Rosenblatt when we need her?

  • By jean on 12-11-15

pretty good book didnt like narrators

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

Reviewed: 05-02-16

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

my disappointment was not at the storyline but at the narrator. its like you watch a series for a certain amount of time and for whatever reason they replace the same character with anothr person. the show is not the same. i couldnt get use to the new narrator especialy the demon dog voice.. its petty but i did like the narrator(s) from the earlier series.

Who was your favorite character and why?

my favorite character for most of her dragon books was the demon dog. his sarcastic honesty was really funny.

Could you see Dragon Storm being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

no. i think making it a tv seres or movie would probably ruin it. i am not sure if the special efffects would make the characters be realistic. i would hate the storyline to be watered down to fit into something that would make it marketable to readers that are not fans of the author.