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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-16-18

Main problem is narrator

I really liked this book, but it was very hard to follow with this narrator. There wasn't enough differentiation between characters when she switched to a different person. It made things really hard to understand what was going on and who was speaking, or thinking.
I enjoyed the way the book was written and how the idea of what happens in high-quality restaurants. What the different people do and what they might do after work to unwind. Especially young people.
It was an interesting insight into the field, and how certain people have refined tastes and can pick out varying qualities of food or wine.

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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-23-14

Couldn't listen to more than 3 chapters.

Would you try another book from Ben Bova and/or Stefan Rudnicki?

Yes, I love Ben Bova and Stefan Rudnicki

What do you think your next listen will be?

I am listening to The Heist right now.

Did Stefan Rudnicki do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

Yes. I think he is a wonderful narrator.

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

I didn't get into it far enough to find out. I was so bored.

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-03-13

Not as good as the Mac books.

Is there anything you would change about this book?

yes, there is too much confusion between characters. They all sound the same. The accent is just too equal for all the female characters, and even the males.
There are many problems with the story line, I think. It is really boring the first half, then it picks up towards the middle. Danni's character is just annoying. I realize she is supposed to be young, but she is smart, cunning, astute about what is going on, but why must she sound like a over puffed puffin? She is always saying how wonderful she is, and it is ok for a few times, but it gets so repetitive. Also, how the characters move from Kat to Danni is really almost impossible to tell until you get past the first few minutes of the dialogue. The first time it happened was so confusing I didn't know for almost the whole time what was happening was not to Danni.
This is partly the fault of the narrator.

I have not finished the book yet, so I don't know what will be happening. It is finally coming together, at this point.

If you’ve listened to books by Karen Marie Moning before, how does this one compare?

not well. I have enjoy the other books, and enjoy the narration characterizations more. The were more distinct.

What didn’t you like about Phil Gigante and Natalie Ross ’s performance?

It is all said above.

Could you see Iced being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

No, there is just not enough meat on Danni's character yet. She need much more depth.

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-07-13

why must we hear the same dialogue over and over?

Would you try another book from Ben Bova and/or Stefan Rudnicki?

yes

Would you ever listen to anything by Ben Bova again?

yes

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

The feeling behind Orion's actions.

Did Orion and King Arthur inspire you to do anything?

no

Any additional comments?

I think this is the weakest of all of the Bova Orion series. It seems like Bova thinks the reader/listener is stupid. How many times do we need to hear that the knife on his thigh was a gift etc etc. When he is moved to the Creators realm, we hear the same thing every time. I think we have figured out that the abandoned, cold world, is the Creator's home base, that they left. Then there is Orion reaction to each time a Creator energy bubble comes towards him, like it was the first time? Come on it is always the same thing, we don't need to hear how blinded he is etc.
It seems like Bova may have written this book at different intervals, and forgot that he had described these events 20 times before in other chapters. Come on, respect your audience, and figure they can remember that Orion goes into hyper drive each time he goes into battle. It doesn't need to be described over and over as if we never had heard of it before.
Other than that, I liked the story. It was just a bit over done with repeats. Was he trying to just put in filler to get the book longer?

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-17-13

The End?

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

yes, if they liked the Dead Ever series

What was one of the most memorable moments of Dead Ever After?

The book was really quite good. I would have a hard time picking just one moment.

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

The accent, the feelings of the characters.

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

No

Any additional comments?

Sad that this is the last of the series. It didn't seem like a last book. There were no real finality feelings in the book. It was a weird ending. Things sort of came full circle, in a way, between Eric and Sookie but a disappointing way. Actually, it was the only way it could really end between them & it left Bill in nowhere land. I did like the book, it was very engrossing, and had a lot of action, and some more depth to Sookie's character.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-17-13

Enjoyed

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

yes, if they like the Coyote series.

Which scene was your favorite?

The final scene

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Almost did

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed all the Coyote Series. This one added more dimension and understanding about the other entities in the universe.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-12-13

good but

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

yes, if they like the FBI and Coulter series.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Bombshell?

Too many to list.

What does Renee Raudman and Paul Costanzo bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Character makes them real.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No

Any additional comments?

I couldn't figure out how Sherlock and Savage's story would intertwine with the other one. I kept thinking it had to join in some way. But it really didn't at all. We actually get two crimes and are being solved separately. They join in character, but not in storyline. I felt I would rather have one story and include the Savage's. I enjoy meeting other FBI etc characters, but I like Savage family and their story, so when the book revolves around others it feels like a bit of a cheat. It isn't since the other characters are quite interesting, yet........ya know?

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-17-12

SAD but happy

What made the experience of listening to Succubus Revealed the most enjoyable?

The entire story line.

Any additional comments?

This was an excellent book, and kept you going. I didn't realize it was the last book till half way through and then I was really sad. It was good that it ended as it did, but I loved the characters so much, that it was like saying goodbye to dear friends who are gone forever.
Of course I can re-listen to the books. But that is just not the same.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-17-12

strange twists

Where does Shopaholic & Sister rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

probably lower down the list. But still interesting

Who was your favorite character and why?

The sister.

Any additional comments?

I still love Becky. As silly as she is, she gets into the weirdest situations, yet can get out of them, and still come out ahead. Altho. you would think, some day will she learn???

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-16-11

One of the best "In Death" books.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. It is a book which makes you want to stay with the characters and not stop finding out what is going to happen next.

What was one of the most memorable moments of New York to Dallas?

Too many good parts.

Which scene was your favorite?

Again, too many...

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, if I was able to.

Any additional comments?

I think the last scene was actually a weak one, but still very exciting. The whole book was an excellent story.

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