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David & Margaret Shelton

Vancouver, WA
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  • SPECTR: The Complete First Series

  • By: Jordan L. Hawk
  • Narrated by: Brad Langer
  • Length: 24 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235

What happens when an exorcist falls in love with the demon he's supposed to destroy? Unregistered paranormal Caleb Jansen only wants a normal life. But when the demon-hunting spirit Gray accidentally possesses him, Caleb finds himself in a countdown for his very existence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome series! Not abridged in any way!

  • By Aislinn Wolfsong on 11-23-16

I did not read the story line thorough enough.

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

Reviewed: 08-08-15

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

I was not aware that the story was based on homo sexual relationship. The basic storyline was interesting enough that I managed to fast forward through the hot sex scenes and press on with the story. There have been books ( not homo sexual) that I have not been able to make it threw the first few chapters. That being said the story line was interesting enough to keep me entertained. But I would not recommend it to anyone with out those particular leanings.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Sacrament

  • By: Clive Barker
  • Narrated by: Chris MacDonnell
  • Length: 20 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 65

Will Rabjohns, perhaps the most famous wildlife photographer in the world, has made his reputation chronicling the fates of endangered species. But after a terrible accident, Will is left in a coma. And in its depths, he revisits the wildernesses of his youth and relives his life with a mysterious couple who have influenced his life as an artist and a man. When Will awakens, he sets out on a journey of self-discovery - one where he will penetrate the ultimate mystery and finally unlock the secret of his destiny. Soaring, provocative and passionate, Sacrament is a masterwork from the pen of one of today's most acclaimed authors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Adventure, and what an ending..

  • By Randy on 07-24-14

A few chapters in and I am done with this book

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

Reviewed: 06-12-14

What disappointed you about Sacrament?

When I got to the part of the adult teaching a child how to burn moths and watching them struggle. And a woman having a child lick her breasts. I am done. I really don't know what this book has to offer later on but I will never find out. I don't have the stomach to sift through the depravity to find out.

Would you be willing to try another one of Chris MacDonnell’s performances?

No

Any additional comments?

It was the wrong reader for this book. While he was made for the english accents he couldn't begin to cope with the southern accents.

1 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • The Color of Light

  • By: Helen Maryles Shankman
  • Narrated by: Simon Slater, Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 23 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 110

At the American Academy of Classical Art, popular opinion has it that the school's handsome and mysterious founder, Raphael Sinclair, is a vampire. It is a rumor Rafe does nothing to dispel. Scholarship student Tessa Moss has long dreamed of the chance to study at Rafe's Academy. But she is floundering amidst the ups and downs of a relationship with egotistical art star Lucian Swain. Then, one of Tessa's sketches catches Rafe's attention: a drawing of a young woman in 1930s clothing who is covering the eyes of a child.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • stories in stories

  • By BG on 05-12-14

A vampire romance novel

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

Reviewed: 06-12-14

What disappointed you about The Color of Light?

I have read a couple of Vampire romance novels that were actually intertaining. But this one had weak characters causing there on fate.

Would you ever listen to anything by Helen Maryles Shankman again?

No

Did Simon Slater and Jennifer Ikeda do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

Yes

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The outline of the story had interesting possibilities. But how it was fleshed out was very disappointing.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • In the Woods

  • By: Tana French
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 20 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,457
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,979
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,963

As dusk approaches a small Dublin suburb in the summer of 1984, mothers begin to call their children home. But on this warm evening, three children do not return from the dark and silent woods. When the police arrive, they find only one of the children, unable to recall a single detail of the previous hours.

Twenty years later, the found boy, Rob Ryan, is a detective on the Dublin Murder Squad and keeps his past a secret. But when a 12-year-old girl is found murdered in the same woods, he and Detective Cassie Maddox find themselves investigating a case chillingly similar to the previous unsolved mystery.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very mixed feelings (semi-spoilers included)

  • By Dottie B. on 02-14-13

Please don't waste your time

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

Reviewed: 12-26-12

What disappointed you about In the Woods?

About half way through the story development turned sour all the way through to the ending which was also sour.

What was most disappointing about Tana French’s story?

The lack of resolution of issues that were the some of the main hooks in the story line.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Steven Crossley?

Someone who was capable of delivering both an English and Irish accent.

Any additional comments?

An interesting start (plot, story line). She seemed to loose herself along the way.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Whitethorn

  • By: Bryce Courtenay
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 24 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 723
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 612
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 614

From the author of The Power of One comes a new novel about Africa. The time is 1939. White South Africa is a deeply divided nation with many of the Afrikaner people fanatically opposed to the English. The world is also on the brink of war, and South Africa elects to fight for the Allied cause against Germany. Six-year-old Tom Fitzsaxby finds himself in The Boys Farm, an orphanage in a remote town in the high mountains, where the Afrikaners side fiercely with Hitler's Germany.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Recycled 'Power of One'

  • By Melinda on 08-19-13

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 10-12-12

Would you try another book from Bryce Courtenay and/or Humphrey Bower?

Not at the present for Bryce but still definitely for Mr Bower.

What was most disappointing about Bryce Courtenay’s story?

The story line weak. Unnecessary graphic vulgarity not required for story line.

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

Humphrey Bower's accent cannot be duplicated in my mind.

Was Whitethorn worth the listening time?

No

Any additional comments?

I've read and or listened to 7 to 8 Bryce Courtney novels. This is the first one I have not thoroughly enjoyed or would not recommend

1 of 6 people found this review helpful