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  • Gaslighting: The Ultimate Narcissistic Mind Control

  • Transcend Mediocrity, Book 131
  • By: J.B. Snow
  • Narrated by: Melissa Williams
  • Length: 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197

If you are feeling this way, my friend, there is a simple explanation. You may be dating or married to a narcissist. Your self-absorbed partner may be gaslighting and manipulating you. He may cycle between love-bombing and distancing himself from you. He seems to be a nice guy to your face sometimes, but then you find out that he is talking bad about you to others. He seems to triangulate you with other women or family members in order to make you jealous and boost his own ego.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Short but packed with examples and advice

  • By Practy Cal on 11-29-16

A life saver

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

Reviewed: 11-12-18

This book may have very well saved my life (or the life of my narcissistic spouse)! I've been miserable for my entire seventeen year marriage. I've known that I was being emotionally and sometimes even physically abused, yet I continued to stay, hoping for the relationship I dream of. I've felt like.ive slowly beennh9ing insane and that my brain and memory are cometely shot. My husband always talks me in circles and gets so over-the-top angry, especially when I make even the ightest complaint about his actions. I constantly fear for my sanity and sometimes even my life!

I came across this audio book by accident and decided to read the books' information. As I read, I began to break down in a way I have been unable to (I've been too numb for tears for years) and felt that the author was telling MY story. Could it be that someone else actually understood what I was going through? Could it possibly be that I WASN'T alone? What my husband is has a name!

I couldn't believe what I was reading and purchased the book and several others on NPD and found my life with my husband, written in those pages. I feel a sense of freedom that I can't remember ever feeling. I feel elated, scared, overwhelmed and even joyful and giddy. I'm also VERY angry. Angry at my friends, especially my two best friends of 13 years, whom have both decided that my husband is wonderful and that I'm overreacting. I'm going no contact. I'm even moving from Texas to Tennessee, as soon as I'm able. Now that I understand that he'll never change and probably only continue to get worse, I can heal myself, instead of constantly trying to pick up the pieces of a broken relationship that never truly existed.

Thank you more than I can ever even begin to express to the author. I wish that I could, in some way, return the favour.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Timothy

  • By: Mark Tufo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 951
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 903
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 907

Timothy was not a good man in life and being undead did little to improve his disposition. What will a man trapped in his own mind do to survive when he wakes up to find himself a zombie controlled by a self-aware virus?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesomely Sick and Twisted!!!!!

  • By Tammea on 10-01-12

Not your typical zombie story!!!

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

Reviewed: 03-26-17

Timothy is a fabulous read for those that love zombie novels. It follows Timothy, a womanizer and all around asshole, trying to pay his bills by dressing up as a clown and doing kiddie parties. He's bitten by a child and eventually finds out that he's a zombie, stuck inside his own head with no control over his own body and with a ravenous appetite for human flesh, after devouring another one of his one night stands. Timothy eventually comes to a truce with his zombie alter ego, whom he names Hugh, and regains some control over his body. He then hits the town in search of fresh human flesh because Hugh is always "hungry!". This story is told from the point of view of Timothy, our zombie. It's one of the grossest, most gory stories I've ever read and is not for the faint of heart, but there is plenty of added humor to help lighten things up. I thoroughly enjoyed this story and found that it ended much, much too quickly for my taste. The narrator did an excellent job portraying both the human and zombie parts and I don't think anyone could've given a better performance. Well worth the credit!!!

  • Lover Unleashed

  • A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood
  • By: J. R. Ward
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 18 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,342
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,691
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,696

Payne, twin sister of Vishous, is cut from the same dark, seductive cloth as her brother. Imprisoned for eons by their mother, the Scribe Virgin, she finally frees herself - only to face a devastating injury. Manuel Manello, M.D., is drafted by the Brotherhood to save her as only he can - but when the human surgeon and the vampire warrior meet, their two worlds collide in the face of their undeniable passion. With so much working against them, can love prove stronger than the birthright and the biology that separates them?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good not great **Spoilers**

  • By M on 04-12-11

Not my favorite in this series

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

Reviewed: 01-08-17

I'm a huge fan of this series and I own every one, including the new one that I pre-ordered for 2017. I just started listening to them a couple months ago, however, but found that I
Loved them because they're so different from other vampire novels. This one happened to be my least favorite. It was long and drawn out in many spots where it could have really used some compression and I found myself wanting to fast forward, but instead increased the reading speed, which I never do. The book also jumped around so much that I had a hard time keeping up and staying interested. The plot line; fabulous. Narration; on point. Character development; outstanding (as usual). Still hoping the next one is the usual 5 stars, but still worth the credit!

  • The Memory Box

  • By: Eva Lesko Natiello
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 474
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 434
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 433

In this gripping psychological thriller, a group of privileged suburban moms amuse themselves by googling everyone in town, digging up dirt to fuel thorny gossip. Caroline Thompson, devoted mother of two, sticks to the moral high ground and attempts to avoid these women. She's relieved to hear her name appears only three times, citing her philanthropy. Despite being grateful that she has nothing to hide, a delayed pang of insecurity prods Caroline to google her maiden name - which none of the others know.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Excruciating

  • By Nick on 09-25-17

Unsure...

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

Reviewed: 01-02-17

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

Not reall

Would you be willing to try another book from Eva Lesko Natiello? Why or why not?

Sure

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Not sure

Did The Memory Box inspire you to do anything?

No

Any additional comments?

Although this book did have a pretty good ending, it took SO long to get there that it almost lost me. And by the time it got to the ending, I had long ago figured out all the plot twists and was really no longer that interested. The only thing that got me was the final twist at the end! The narrator confused me. I'm not sure if she used a constantly whiney/breathy voice because that's what the story called for or because that's how she reads. Either way, it left me feeling aggravated and uncomfortable. I was so fed up with all the whiney, helplessness of the protagonist by the second hour that I was ready to give up on the whole story right then. But I'm the type of person that has to see a book through, no matter how horrible. I'm glad I did because it did improve, slightly. This book just didn't seem realistic to me in any sense. I couldn't relate to Caroline AT ALL. The way she reacted to things and the decisions she made just didn't seem realistic in "My World". There didn't seem to be any rationality to any decision that she made and, hey, maybe that was part of her mental illness manifesting itself, but even knowing that might be the case, I still couldn't relate. Instead, I found myself wanting her to fall flat on her face or to actually end up messing up and ending up in one of the embarrassing situations she dreaded so much because I came to dislike her with such a passion. That too may be what the author was looking for. Whether I really enjoyed the book or not, it did make me feel things passionately for the characters. I wouldn't say it was a waste of a credit, but it'll definitely mess with your mind. I think it's one of those books that you'll either love or hate. So give it a shot and see how you feel. If you hate it, you can always return it to Audible without a problem. That's what I'm going to do.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Lover Awakened

  • Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 3
  • By: J. R. Ward
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 15 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,961
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,979
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,001

The vampire Zsadist is a former blood slave with a violent past. When he meets Bella, Zsadist thinks her human love could be his path to salvation. Then Bella is kidnapped, and Zsadist will stop at nothing to get her back.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Favorite!

  • By BluBumbleB on 04-28-14

They are BOOTS!!!

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

Reviewed: 12-21-16

Loved the story. The best in series so far. But come ON... PLEASE!!!??? Call a boot a boot, at least once in a while and not a shit-kicker. By the middle of the story that was truly on my last nerve and had me wanting to shut down the whole story. I mean, why add something so unfortunate to such great literature? Mistake on the author's part in my opinion. Otherwise, the story was wonderful. Had me run through every emotion imaginable and took me through them again.

  • Wild Cat

  • By: Christine Feehan
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 15 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 301
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264

A simple request for Siena Arnotto: deliver a gift to her grandfather's friend. One look at Elijah Lospostos, hard bodied and stripped to the waist, and Siena succumbs to a feline stirring she never felt before, and to Elijah's reckless and pleasurable demands. But when that pulse-throbbing moment ends in the murder of an unexpected intruder, Elijah accuses the shaken and confused Siena of setting him up.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • This is what Feehan's books have become.

  • By nicole on 05-22-16

Horrible

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

Reviewed: 12-13-16

This was the worst story I've ever read by this author. 80% of the story was sex. Sex at completely inappropriate times. Sex during arguments, sex when guests need to speak to them, constantly. I had to start fast forwarding through mist of it to even keep up with the main idea of the story.
The hero of this story is an emotionally abusive jackass! I hated him with a passion and kept hoping the heroin would smack the taste out if his mouth. All he did was belittle her, yell at her, curse her, force her to do things she didn't want to do, threaten to stalk her and throw constant tantrums when he didn't get his way. This was no Raman e in my eyes. This is exactly the kind of man all women should try to avoid in relationships!

  • Kraven

  • By: Laurann Dohner
  • Narrated by: Savannah Richards
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,361
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,253
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,246

Batina Dawson wants two things most in her life. She's determined to become a partner at her law firm and secure her younger sister's financial future. That's why she talked Dusti into flying to Alaska, to mend fences with their terminally ill, rich grandfather. It seemed to be a perfect plan - until things go wrong. The plane crashes and their lives are saved by two large, muscled brothers. Kraven is a spiked-haired menace with a handsome face and a killer body.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 😈 Kraven....Had Me Cravin` More....

  • By Cheri on 03-08-17

HUGE Improvement

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

Reviewed: 12-07-16

A huge improvement over the first in the series. This story had A LOT less unneeded sex and much more substance. I listened to the entire audiobook in one sitting. It really pulled me in. I was constantly fed new and interesting information and given lots of action. Secrets from the first novel were uncovered at a steady pace throughout the story and I was not left hanging, which I absolutely loathe! The female protagonist, Batina, was a strong, if somewhat sarcastic, character and I adored her. I laughed, cried, was turned on and git pissed off, right along with the book. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because it spent the first few chapters going over the exact same things the first novel did and I HATE that! Otherwise, awesome audiobook and well worth the credit. I've already downloaded the third in the series.

  • Drantos

  • By: Laurann Dohner
  • Narrated by: Savannah Richards
  • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,036
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,878
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,879

For most, a plane crash means the end of life. For Dusti Dawson, it's just the beginning...Dusti and her sister Batina survived the crash, thanks to a couple of brothers who are equal parts menacing and muscled. She'd be grateful...if they hadn't turned out to be delusional kidnappers, who believe Dusti's grandfather is some monstrous halfbreed creature bent on murder. Turns out Vampires, Lycans, and Gargoyles do exist - and they've been crossbreeding to form two hybrid races.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • book was ok. too much sex not enough action.

  • By Kerri McIntosh on 12-14-16

Too much fluff

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

Reviewed: 12-07-16

Overall the basic storyline was excellent. Dusti tended to get on my nerves because she was constantly jumping to the wrong conclusion and her sarcastic selfishness, but in the end she won me over with her kind heart. Drantos was pure sexy awesomeness! I wouldn't have changed a thing. He had my vote from the beginning. It took a couple of chapters for the story to really get going and some of the statements in the first part were really stupid. Like when the girls were wondering if they were being mugged or or about to be raped, when the Drantos and Kraven were trying to save them when the plane was going down. It was just a little too ridiculous. Overall, the basic plot was really well written and kept my attention. I devoured the entire audiobook in less than 24 hours!

There were entirely too many sex scenes, which I finally ended up fast forwarding through most of. They became redundant after the first 3-4. It seemed like fluff to me. I would have enjoyed the book a lot more if I had only had about three total!

The narrator was wonderful and the emotions in the story really came across and she did a fantastic job distinguishing between the voices. I would've given more stars had there been a lot less fluffy sex.

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  • Dark Promises

  • A Carpathian Novel
  • By: Christine Feehan
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante, Natalie Ross
  • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 810
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 727
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 726

Gabrielle has had enough of battles, of wars, of seeing the man she's engaged to nearly lose his life when it isn't even his fight. Once Gary was a gentle and very human researcher. Now he's a fearless and lethal Carpathian warrior with the blood of an ancient lineage coursing through his veins - a man Gabrielle still needs and dreams of with every breath she takes.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Where's the story

  • By mandy on 03-16-16

Not Her Best

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

Reviewed: 12-05-16

What disappointed you about Dark Promises?

I was really disappointed with the main protagonist, Gabrielle. Even though she was very intelligent, she had no common sense, whined constantly, had no self esteem and was scared of everything. Her character made me crazy and I was sick of listening to her whine by the 10th chapter!

Has Dark Promises turned you off from other books in this genre?

Not at all. I still love this genre. One bad novel could never change how I feel about an entire genre!

Which character – as performed by Phil Gigante and Natalie Ross – was your favorite?

Fayne? I'm unsure if I spelled that correctly, but he was performed by Phil Gigante.

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

Disappointment

Any additional comments?

Most of the Dark Series Novels have a lot of action and great romance, but Dark Promises offered little of either. The main female protagonist whined and cried throughout most of the story and generally grated on my nerves. I like strong female characters much better. The characters tended to talk about the same things over and over and over and OVER again; not even in new and creative ways! I felt like I was listening to the same parts of the story several times and at one point, even thought that I had accidentally skipped backwards somehow because the characters were repeating what they had spoken of before, almost verbatim.

There were only two fight scenes with vampires and neither were very in depth or very good. I was hugely disappointed as Ms. Feehan's battle scenes are usually very descriptive. Most of the sex scenes were horribly written and there were way, way, WAY too may of them. Half the book was a sex scene. Again, this is very unusual for this author, who usually writes very erotic and romantic sex scenes. It made me feel like the author didn't have enough storyline to complete a full novel and had to use fluff to expand the book. No thank you!

Trixie, who was a much more intriguing character than Gabrielle, was not mentioned enough in the book. She believed in herself, had great sarcastic humor, was able to laugh at herself and was one tough cookie (or so she thought! LOL!). I would have loved her to be the star of this novel as she was a fuller and stronger character. Gabrielle, though very intelligent, constantly whined, put herself down, cried about everything, was constantly fearful, terrified to stand up for herself, had no common sense and had no self esteem. All in all, she bores me to tears. I ended up fast forwarding through a lot of her talking parts.

The narrators did a spectacular job. I was able to tell most of the characters apart within a sentence or two. Their inflection was on point and they helped breathe life into this mediocre story and help make it more interesting.

  • Dangerous Cravings

  • By: Evangeline Anderson
  • Narrated by: Anne Johnston Brown, William Martin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

By day, Tampa homicide detective Alex Reed is fiercely intelligent and tougher than any of the men in her department. By night, she explores her darker side by writing highly erotic novels of bondage and submission under the pen name Victoria Tarlatan. Detective Cole Berkley is Alex's longtime partner and best friend. He doesn't know anything about her secret hunger to be mastered, but he's about to find out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous!!!

  • By Natisha Mullis-Brooks on 12-04-16

Fabulous!!!

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

Reviewed: 12-04-16

William Martin, the male narrator, has a sublimely sensual voice and is perfect for this piece. Usually I can figure out "who done it" after the first few chapters of a story, but this one kept me guessing, through many twists and turns, until the very end. The BDSM was extremely tasteful and well written. Ms. Anderson took the time to become educated on the "lifestyle" and didn't gaudy it up. I've always been interested in the Dominant/Submissive lifestyle and this book really hit the mark for me. A little romance, a little mystery, a little sex and all very tastefully written. This is definitely going to go on my favorites list and will be listened to time and time again.
If you're looking for a book that has it all, but isn't too skanky and raunchy, this is it! If you're looking for raunchy, gaudy BDSM, you should move on to something else because this book is NOT for you. I happen to like both, depending on my mood. :)

4 of 4 people found this review helpful