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wonderful narration

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-12-17

Wonderful narration from Juliet.
This has always been a firm favourite of mine, the history of the the time, the gaping disparity between North and South is a masterful stroke in story telling. really enjoyed it.

Gruesomely good

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-03-17

Loved this character lead book. Hope we hear more from Shanker in future books . Bravo to JK yet again. cannot wait for more from Cormaran and Robin.

Believable narration.. But....

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-11-13

First off five star narration by Annie Aldington.

Surprisingly this is my first Cole book. It's not very often I can't get through a book it took me ages to get though to the end, personally finding the story line, situations and characterizations boring and too repetitive for my taste after initially being hooked in at the beginning, my interest soon ebbed away as the story unfolded.
It felt more like I was reading a script for TV.
To give Cole her due it does get better towards the end but I still stand by an 'ok' score.I felt there just was not enough depth to the story line despite the superb narration.
Been told to try her earlier stuff so will be giving that a go instead.

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Police procedural...

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-10-13

Let me first say narration by Lucy Price-Lewis was very good

DI Ian Peterson a likable character is very dedicated and engaging, his new wife, high maintenance, flighty and insecure. I liked the ebb and flow of their relationship, curious enough to see how that works out.
The murder of a middle aged women, makes the husband a prime suspect, but you know from the onset there is more to the story and who the murderer and antagonists actually are. I like a bit more suspense and enjoy working who out the murderer is myself, you don't get that here.
It's a police procedural in the strictest sense and very realistic, nothing new and very understated and although I did not love it, I still had to listen to the end to see how things ended up.

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Refreshing character...

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-10-13

Randye Kaye gives a wonderful narration that complemented the story.
This is no fluffy thriller, there's a melancholy dark edge throughout, comprising of two stories that of a puzzling murder and of Dianes complex relationship with her mother.

Diana Pool has to go back to work as an actress, her bank balance will have it no other way, while filming a small but crucial part, Diana gets sucked into a murder investigation, while having to cope with the death of her mother and the burgeoning grief of a beloved husband.
Dianas character was so refreshing and forthright, no simpering, insecurities here, but a women who knows her own body and mind. I loved the way she used her acting skills to get where she wanted to be, her improvisations entertained.
One blow after another rains down on Dianas head, I was with her all the way and have not liked a character so much in a ages. although I guessed right about the murderer I was so totally wrong at the same time.
Your in for a treat , it's a multi-faceted plot with an intricate answer that does not really make itself known until towards the end.
It's fast placed, well plotted and worth a listen..

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Romantic thrills..

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-09-13

Best to start with book one 'Turning Point' in this series else you would probably get lost,

Alot more action in this one then the previous two and just as good if you like thriller suspense action with a very uncomfortable would be love triangle. I kinda felt for Kathleen in this one, she's standing firm in her choice, not that it is going to last if the backdoor politic machinations and the other brother has any say.

Blane is not very popular as he is defending a rapist who is guilty, a family member of Kathleen's pops up after years and Kade is being targeted for extermination. Add in the kidnapping and selling of young women, with some very powerful supporters I was not bored.

But I kinda wanted to knock Kade's and Blanes head together, Blane for being so controlling and not seeing Kathleen as she really is, and Kade for sneaking around his brothers back and making matters worse.Still it made for a great romantic tense listen with Angela Dawes narration I just had to keep on listening.
Looking forward to Book 4 on my automatic reading list.

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Desperate measures..

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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-09-13

Giselle is kidnapped by her devolving mate, this is someone who after hundreds of years will devolve into a slathering mindless mad creature after not being able to secure a mate. Rem is more dominant then his older brother Zor and very close to the edge. After crashing they have to make their way across land, through villages that show some archaic customs to their women and Giselle has to suck it up else they will never get home.
It's not all doom and gloom and she works out very quickly what soothes Rem and not all is without it's rewards wink wink.
You catch up with Zor and his ever growing family, their shenanigans making me laugh out loud.
I personally would start with the first book 'The Empress' New Clothes' as there is lots of story threads from the previous book.

Narrator Tillie Hooper again manages to convey the funnier situations that made me laugh out loud and had me chuckling to myself.

Again glad I revisited this series this time on audio.

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Kidnapped..

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-09-13

Kidnapped from earth by a reptilian alien race to see if she is compatible to breed, Kyra finds herself given up as a fighting prize to the encumbered slaves of the space mine she finds herself on.
I found the this offering a little predictable and a bit boring in comparison to some of LD's other works, only because she comes to terms with her capture, ownership and the love she feels is almost instantaneous, even the erotic scenes where a bit dull that I found myself skipping to get to the rest of the story. I have obviously read too many of these types of books and become jaded.
An okay Sci/Fi romance but not one of LD's better ones, I personally would skip straight onto the 'New Species' series by the same author if you want a treat.
Simone Lewis gives a great performance despite the material.

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Wicked humor....

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Reviewed: 28-09-13

I had to revisit this book on audio, I loved it when first I downloaded it on my kindle. why? well there is not many PNR erotic romance novels that actually incorporate lots of characters with mini plots building and developing on around as you read the the book, it usually just covers the two main characters and problems encountered then them overcoming said encounters, the end.
Here there's lots going on and developing and even more precious it entertained, I laughed and chuckled throughout,written with humor this is one of my favorites in my sci/fi erotic library collection.
Okay you've guessed I am a fan of this series.
The Trek Mi Q'an BK 1 does not take itself too seriously and just is, if you have any sensibilities about overbearing males abducting their mate, with some 'playing' with others this won't be for you, written with fun and flair a pure escapist read.
The world, characters and story line are full lush and unapologetic, Zor is very selfish and at times for my taste a bit dim, but you can't help but endear yourself to him, Kyra is literally bowled over and eventually comes to terms with her predicament, donning a quiet grace who we hope will eventually compliment Zors.
There's lots going on and I was entertained, wonderful wry narration by Tillie Hooper.
If you like erotic sc/fi romances with wicked humor recommended.

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Forensic magic...

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-09-13

I liked Bonnie, she's finding herself and trying to stand on her own two feet away from her loving albeit overbearing mentor. After a very unusual interview she becomes part of a team called P.U.P.I 'Private Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigations'.
The general magical community is very much against this new organisation and the fledgling force knows it will struggle to survive.
Each in the team have something to contribute and must get over their ego's to be able to work together. Ian their boss will have it no other way.
There are some gaping holes in the world and I found it very difficult to believe why the magical community would have such an aversion to a team specializing in magical crime without being affiliated to any one else bar themselves, plus I could not understand why Bonnie never really confronted the enigmatic Vasic, no spoilers here just saying.
Despite this the magical world L.G has created is intricate and clever, the characters fully fleshed out and engaging, it's magical C.S.I with bells on.
Looking forward to how this series pans out.
Mustn't forget to mention Romy Nordlinger, great narration.

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