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  • The Naked Viscount

  • By: Sally Mackenzie
  • Narrated by: Lynne Jenson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 62

After eight seasons in London, Lady Jane Parker-Roth is ready to quit the dull search for a husband in favor of more exciting pursuits. So when she encounters an intruder in her host's townhouse, she's not about to let the scoundrel escape. Until she discovers she's wrestling a viscount - Edmund Smyth, the one noble she wouldn't mind meeting in the dark. And when their struggle shatters a randy statue of the god Pan, even more mischief ensues. Edmund was indeed searching for evidence of a scandal, but the shocking clues inside the nude statue are far from what he expected.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I'm glad it's on Kindle

  • By Kimberly on 03-21-14

The Best of the Naked Royals!

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

Reviewed: 10-12-14

Of course I am biased because I adore all of Sally's books, but this is definately one of my favorites. I think, of all her heroes and heroines, Jane and Motton have the most explosive chemistry. Jane is a strong character with a mind of her own. She makes me turn every page. Unlike some characters I read, I support and agree with every decision she makes, which then has me willing to follow her every move. And Motton, of course, is as fascinating a leading man as you can get. There is never a dull chapter in this book. I wish she would give them more adventures! Sally is writing some of the best Regency Romance in the business at the moment!

The narration took a little while for me to get accustomed, but eventually her voice drew me in.

  • A Good Marriage

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Jessica Hecht
  • Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,094
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 981
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 989

What happens when, on a perfectly ordinary evening, all the things you believed in and took for granted are turned upside down? When her husband of more than 20 years is away on one of his business trips, Darcy Anderson looks for batteries in the garage. Her toe knocks up against a box under a worktable and she discovers the stranger inside her husband. It’s a horrifying discovery, rendered with bristling intensity, and it definitively ends a good marriage.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Buy Full Dark, No Stars

  • By Tim on 11-02-14

Captivating story.

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

Reviewed: 10-12-14

What made the experience of listening to A Good Marriage the most enjoyable?

I read this shortly after binge-watching the show Who the Bleep Did I Marry. While I'm pretty sure it spoiled the reveal, I still enjoyed King's pacing and character development. I really like and sympathized with Darcy. While the ending was not terribly surprising, it felt right.

What didn’t you like about Jessica Hecht’s performance?

Hecht's performance was off because she injected levity and laughter when it really did not fit. A more somber reader would have felt more realistic.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • This Book Is Full of Spiders

  • Seriously, Dude, Don't Touch It
  • By: David Wong
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,761
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,459
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,464

Warning: You may have a huge, invisible spider living in your skull. This is not a metaphor. You will dismiss this as ridiculous fearmongering. Dismissing things as ridiculous fearmongering is, in fact, the first symptom of parasitic spider infection - the creature secretes a chemical into the brain to stimulate skepticism, in order to prevent you from seeking a cure. That’s just as well, since the “cure” involves learning what a chain saw tastes like. You can’t feel the spider, because it controls your nerve endings.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If You're Considering This... Go Ahead!

  • By Tracey Rains on 05-29-13

Douglas Adams and H.P. Lovecraft had a baby.

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

Reviewed: 11-19-13

Where does This Book Is Full of Spiders rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is one of my favorite audiobooks I've listened to so far. I listened to it alone, at night while at work, and while I was was quite freaked out the entire time, I couldn't stop listening. It was often the highlight of my day.

What did you like best about this story?

I thought this book was far more cohesive as a novel than the first book, John Dies at the End. But the characters were still vivid and entertaining. My favorite part of this book was that I never once stopped rooting for the characters. I had no flippin' clue where the story was headed, which Wong is fantastic at, but I had to keep listening.

Have you listened to any of Nick Podehl’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I really enjoyed the reader, and even went through some of his other books, but none stood out to me quite as much as this one.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I always laugh out loud at David Wong. He has an easy, flippant way with words. I did cry at the end, again...while at work...like a crazy person. Like I said, he gets you rooting for everyone.

10 of 12 people found this review helpful