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Jodi K.

Albany, OR United States
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  • The White Aura

  • The White Aura Series, Book 1
  • By: Felicia Tatum
  • Narrated by: Evienne Zander
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

If he meets her, she will die. Twenty year old sorcerer and college student Scott Tabors knew he'd found his heart mate the moment he saw 17-year-old Olivia Whitehead outside of a coffee shop. He longs for her, he wants her, and he knows she will be his. But due to a curse on his family, he can't meet her. Not yet. So for now, he visits her in her dreams, where he can tell her everything but his name.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The story was great but the audio quality wasn't

  • By NB on 02-20-17

Narration almost ruined it

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

Reviewed: 06-18-17

I will start by saying that I will likely read or listen to the next book because the story is interesting. Great premise. Writing is not stellar (the dialogue is rather irritating), not again, I will read the next book. The narration was really bad. I didn't like the way the narrator portrayed the female character, and the inflection was over the top in many cases. The worst thing, though, was the many, many instances where passages were repeated. I don't know what the problem was, but it nearly ruined it for me. I think I would've enjoyed this a lot more in print.

  • Plastic Confidence

  • Good Bye Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Alisa Mullen
  • Narrated by: Lucy Lowe
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

What happens when the past rears its ugly head and messes with who you thought you were? Will it break down all your walls and set your whole world on fire? Meet Julia Delaney, a.k.a Jules, the lead singer of Love Sick Ponies, sex superstar, and a heart full of rocks. She loves them and leaves them, a bad girl through and through. That is until she meets Brennan Curtis, a fan boy, a wannabe friend, and the only one who can possibly tear Jules' walls down.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • All screwed up !

  • By Tammy Payne on 01-31-15

Couldn't stand the narrator, but good story

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

Reviewed: 05-02-17

The narrator drove me crazy. Her American accent was ok much of the time, but the mispronounced words (e.g. Like British or Australian English, words that end in vowels like Julia pronounced with an "r" at the end: Julier) were so frequent that it detracted from the story. Good story though for sure, but I honestly almost gave up and went for Kindle version instead.

  • The Heir

  • By: Kiera Cass
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,376
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,974
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,971

Twenty years ago America Singer entered the Selection and won Prince Maxon's heart. Now the time has come for Princess Eadlyn to hold a Selection of her own. Eadlyn doesn't expect her Selection to be anything like her parents' fairy-tale love story...but as the competition begins, she may discover that finding her own happily ever after isn't as impossible as she's always thought.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Dramatic manipulation

  • By Amy on 07-02-15

Quit gasping Brittany Pressley!

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

Reviewed: 05-09-16

Loved the story, but the sound of the narrator's loud breathing seriously detracted. It's too bad because she did the voices quite well in that they didn't all sound the same. Love this whole series though, and will definitely listen to the last book despite the narrator.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Rocked

  • Lost in Oblivion, Book 1
  • By: Taryn Elliott, Cari Quinn
  • Narrated by: Wen Ross, Kai Kennicott
  • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 550
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 513
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 508

Opening for their idols on their first tour, Oblivion is living the dream. Mostly. Frustrated at being shoved out of his mediator role by their new manager, Deacon McCoy loses himself in brutal workouts. He only comes up for air long enough to refuel - and to tease the deliciously cute chef who makes him crave a lot more than what she's offering on her serving plate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • CLIMB ABOARD THE TOUR BUS & ENJOY A GREAT STORY

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 05-27-15

Stop with the pronouns!

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

Reviewed: 08-04-15

I liked the story, though I agree with other reviewer(s) that there is a bit too much filler. I even liked the female narrator, and I enjoyed the dual narration style. But the author's overuse of pronouns, and the male narrator's overemphasis/over-inflection of those pronouns drove me absolutely crazy! It was irritating enough that I probably won't listen to any more in this series, even though I'm interested in what happens next with the characters.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Consequence of Loving Colton

  • By: Rachel Van Dyken
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl, Amy McFadden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 512
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 479
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 480

They're not kids anymore, but Milo Caro is certain that Colton Mathews will only see her as his best friend's little sister for the rest of their lives. After all, he made that clear the night before she left for college. But four years later, her brother is getting married and Colt's the best man - and guess who is the best man's last-minute date?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious!

  • By Sara Peters on 07-27-15

LOVED the narration

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

Reviewed: 07-29-15

This book made me laugh out loud so many times, kept me interested, and the narration added to the story significantly. Loved it.

  • Crazy Little Thing

  • By: Tracy Brogan
  • Narrated by: Lori Reyes
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,561
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,336
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,331

Sadie Turner is not a control freak, just…orderly. When a cheating spouse topples Sadie’s impeccably tidy world, she packs up her kids for a summer vacation at her aunt’s lake house, hoping to relax, reboot, and pick up the pieces away from men. All men. But eccentric Aunt Dody has other plans: she’s determined to see Sadie have a little fun - with Desmond, the sexy new neighbor. Tall, tanned, muscular - and even great with her kids - Desmond is Sadie’s worst nightmare. He must have a flaw - he’s a man, after all - so Sadie vows to keep her distance. But as summer blazes on, their attraction ignites....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Notes for the Narrator

  • By J on 12-01-14

Terrible headache from the narrator

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

Reviewed: 07-12-15

The story was ok (nothing special), but the narrator was awful. Her normal voice is nice, but the Scottish accent is laughable, and the screechy voice she uses for the females and children gave me a horrible headache. I had to take my earbuds out when the aunt was speaking.

  • The Perfect Game

  • By: J. Sterling
  • Narrated by: Dara Rosenberg
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 345
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 321
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 317

The Perfect Game tells the story of college juniors, Cassie Andrews & Jack Carter. When Cassie meets rising baseball hopeful Jack, she is determined to steer clear of him and his typical cocky attitude. But Jack has other things on his mind... like getting Cassie to give him the time of day.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Why Oh Why Don't I Preview it Before I Buy?

  • By Heartzuzu on 06-21-13

Narrator just about ruined it

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

Reviewed: 07-02-15

The story was ok, kept me interested the whole time, but the narrator just about ruined it.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Talking to Girls About Duran Duran

  • By: Robert Sheffield
  • Narrated by: Scott Shepherd
  • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 196
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 137
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 139

When he turned 13 in 1980, Rob Sheffield had a lot to learn about women, love, music and himself, and in Talking to Girls About Duran Duran we get a glimpse into his transformation from pasty, geeky "hermit boy" into a young man with his first girlfriend, his first apartment, and a sense of the world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Before there was Team Edward...there was Team John

  • By Trish on 04-11-12

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 06-29-15

Perfect narrator for this book! I loved the writing style, stories, and trip down memory lane.

  • Sweet Reckoning

  • Sweet Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Wendy Higgins
  • Narrated by: Erin Mallon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 300
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 285

Evil is running rampant, and sweet Anna Whitt is its target. Nobody knows when or how the Dukes will strike, but Anna and her Nephilim allies will do anything necessary to rid the Earth of the demons and their oppressive ways. The stakes are higher than ever, and Anna is determined that the love she feels will be her strength, not a liability. But trying to protect the ones she loves while running for her life and battling demonic forces proves to be perilous - especially as faces are changing and trust is fleeting.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love the story it was a very good book saga

  • By gamerX on 09-19-15

Narration irritating, great story

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

Reviewed: 05-17-14

Where does Sweet Reckoning rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of my favorites

What did you like best about this story?

Everything! Wrapped up everything nicely * sigh *

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

Normally I like this narrator a lot, and most of her performance is amazing. But in this book, she gasps after each sentence. It is extremely irritating and distracting.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Many moments in this book moved me. Hard to pick just one...but the last scene was the most endearing.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful