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Gwen

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  • Flying

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Megan Hart
    • Narrated By Abby Craden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (75)
    Performance
    (69)
    Story
    (70)

    Every other weekend, Stella buys a ticket on the next flight out of town and leaves her life behind. Home is a place with too many memories, and departure is the sweetest possible distraction.

    As soon as she arrives at her destination, Stella visits the airport bar. She orders a drink and waits for the right guy to come along. A bored businessman, a backpacker, a baggage handler just off shift. If he's into a hot, no-strings hookup, he's perfect. Each time is a thrilling escape from reality that gives the term layover a whole new meaning.

    GH says: "Characters fall well short of the mark"
    "love Megan, loved this book!"
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    This is a story with a lot of heart that any woman mid life will truly relate to! Read it and you too will be flying.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Wicked Favor: The Wicked Horse Vegas

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Sawyer Bennett
    • Narrated By Kirsten Leigh, Lance Greenfield
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (283)
    Performance
    (264)
    Story
    (263)

    As the owner of The Wicked Horse, an elite sex club located along the Vegas Strip, Jerico Jameson never spends the night alone. Gorgeous, ripped, and totally alpha, Jerico doesn't grant favors and will rarely give you the time of day -- unless he wants you in his bed. So when the sister of his sworn enemy shows up asking for help, saying no should be easy. But when Jerico takes one look at her and sees an opportunity to help this beautiful woman while exacting revenge on her brother, he's not about to pass that up.

    mandymay says: "Another Hit for Bennett!!"
    "I love the wicked, didn't quite get my favor..."
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    I adore Sawyer Bennett books, the Wicked Horse series being my favorite. I too, enjoyed this story but I just didn't "feel" the tension and romantic development between these two characters the way I usually do in her books. Although the sex scenes were good, well written, and quite naughty, there was just a little something missing for me. I would still recommend the book as the narration is great and the story overall is good it just seems more like a "romance package" book. I give it an A- instead of her than her usual A+ but I'm still moving on to the second book in the series. So do yourself a favor and pick this up when you want awesome settings for some really great sex scenes including a see through balcony on the 46th floor of a Las Vegas hotel!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • First Drop of Crimson: Night Huntress World, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Jeaniene Frost
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4445)
    Performance
    (3403)
    Story
    (3413)

    He is Spade, a powerful, mysterious vampire who has walked the earth for centuries and is now duty-bound to protect this endangered, alluring human—even if it means destroying his own kind. Denise may arouse his deepest hungers, but Spade knows he must fight his urge to have her as they face the nightmare together, because once the first crimson drop falls, they will both be lost.

    Jes says: "LOVED IT"
    "Cover does not do the book justice!"
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    This book was on my wish list for over a year, the cover kept putting me off somehow although the reviews were good. I'm glad I finally took the time to listen. What a great book with a fun cast of characters, a good story line and a HEA. The narrator is OUTSTANDING. I could clearly tell who was "speaking" throughout the book and the cast of characters is quite big so this was a feat. The female lead Diane, was believable, sweet, brave and often quite funny even after finding herself in precarious situations. The British accented Spade was the perfect counterpart with a well developed backstory and ingrained chivalry. I did find it ironic, the first drop of crimson did not work out to well for Spade, hence the title of the book. If you like human/vampire couples, demon chasing casts of characters and a HEA, you'll truly enjoy this story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Gift of Time

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Jerry Merritt
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3908)
    Performance
    (3704)
    Story
    (3696)

    When Micajah Fenton discovers a crater in his front yard with a broken time glider in the bottom and a naked, virtual woman on his lawn, he delays his plans to kill himself. While helping repair the marooned time traveler's glider, Cager realizes it can return him to his past to correct a mistake that had haunted him his entire life. As payment for his help, the virtual creature living in the circuitry of the marooned glider, sends Cager back in time as his 10-year-old self.

    Amazon Customer says: "Time Travel for those who don't like Time Travel"
    "Give yourself A Gift of Time, you won't be sorry!"
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    What a thought provoking story. I grabbed this book because it was on the featured five star list and I wanted something different. Score 10 for those who came before and recommended this book. The narrator definitely makes the story even more amazing so KUDOS to Christopher Lane! Included in this book: virtual worlds, virtual people, real people with real feelings (or lack there of), a crazy aunt, a boy who's a girl, a 10 year old with a PHD, several cats, crows, dinosaurs and humpback whales, loss, regret, sacrifice, self-discovery, and a HEA. Then there's the scientific jargon, changes causing ripples in time, and several layers of time all existing at once. Normally this would sound corny, but I have to say, the story is a heartwarming, fun adventure beginning and ending at the end. Give yourself A Gift of Time, you won't be sorry.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Nick Bilton
    • Narrated By Will Damron
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6710)
    Performance
    (6173)
    Story
    (6151)

    In 2011, a 26-year-old libertarian programmer named Ross Ulbricht launched the ultimate free market: the Silk Road, a clandestine website hosted on the Dark Web where anyone could trade anything - drugs, hacking software, forged passports, counterfeit cash, poisons - free of the government's watchful eye. It wasn't long before the media got wind of the new website where anyone - not just teenagers and weed dealers but terrorists and black hat hackers - could buy and sell contraband detection-free.

    Victor says: "An honest portrait of DPR"
    "Outstanding! Reads like Fiction!"
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    I honestly did not realize this was a narrative of a true story until the very end. The story is told seamlessly and had me from the minute the narrator started speaking. I’ve already recommend the read to several friends, given that, it says a lot about how much I enjoyed the book. If the dark web, the drug trade, or just ideological points of view intrigue you (or not) listen to this book. You will not be disappointed in the creativity of Ross Ulbricht, the surprising way the various government agencies worked to catch him or the outstanding way the author weaves the tale. Kudos all!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • It Ends with Us

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Colleen Hoover
    • Narrated By Olivia Song
    Overall
    (3855)
    Performance
    (3517)
    Story
    (3513)

    Lily hasn't always had it easy, but that's never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She's come a long way from the small town in Maine where she grew up - she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily's life suddenly seems almost too good to be true.

    Kim says: "Once again, Colleen Hoover does not disappoint!"
    "Tender and Tough"
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    This story was definitely NOT what I expected. It was so much more. The author deals with a particularly hard topic in the relationship between the leading characters AND she does it really well. Gleaned from personal experience the story doesn't go to far, but just far enough to be realistic, honest and soul wrenching. Sometimes we just fall in love wrong. Sometimes we fall in love right but have to deal with HARD. As someone who works with victims of abuse, I appreciated the way Mrs. Hoover dealt with the topic yet wrote a beautifully aching story of need, want, desire and pain. Sometimes the right thing is the hardest decision of all. You'll love this story of triumph over adversity, head over heart and a little bit of first love mixed in. This is my first book by Colleen Hoover, but it will definitely not be my last. I wish I could give it 10 stars.....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stone Cold Cowboy: A Montana Men Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Jennifer Ryan
    • Narrated By Coleen Marlo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (299)
    Performance
    (265)
    Story
    (264)

    Sadie Higgins has a bad habit of bailing her brother out of trouble. But when he rustles a herd of cattle from the tough, honorable Kendrick brothers, it's Sadie who's in for it. Because the cowboy tracking them down is big, silent, and forbidding as hell. Rory Kendrick is on the hunt to find out who's been stealing from him. When he stumbles upon Sadie in the woods, he barely recognizes the quiet, vulnerable beauty who has always taken his breath away.

    Karlin Krebs says: "Cowboy themed and Meth Addiction World"
    "HOT COWBOYS!"
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    This is a sweet story of love, loss and family. There is not a lot of graphic sex, which was nice for a change. The story revolves around two people who come together over family trouble and end up making a family of their own. The relationship moved a bit fast for me but I find that common in most romance books. There are several "other" characters in the book and Ryan eludes to what I can only assume are the spin off stories. If your in the mood for a sexy, sweet, sincere romance novel, this ones for you. Plus Coleen Mario, the narrator is amazing! Enjoy your visit to Montana, who knows you might too fall in love with a Kendrick cowboy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pucked

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Helena Hunting
    • Narrated By Nathan Everett, Muffy Newtown
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1624)
    Performance
    (1522)
    Story
    (1521)

    With a famous NHL player for a stepbrother, Violet Hall is well acquainted with the playboy reputation of many a hockey star. So of course she isn't interested in legendary team captain Alex Waters or his pretty, beat-up face and rock-hard six-pack abs. But when Alex inadvertently obliterates Violet's misapprehension regarding the inferior intellect of hockey players, he becomes much more than just a hot body with the face to match.

    Amazon Customer says: "Narration"
    "Fun as puck!"
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    So nice to read a book and not have to wait for or find the sequel. This is a sweet, yet HOT as puck story. The two characters meet by chance, are instantly attracted to each other and we get to watch them fall in love. Of course there is a man-whore brother, crazy parents, and girly best friend that are all mixed in for lots of fun. Come join the team for a winning season of great hockey, rockin sex, and unexpected love. Totally worth a credit!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nuts: The Hudson Valley Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Alice Clayton
    • Narrated By Shayna Thibodeaux, Sebastian York
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1583)
    Performance
    (1484)
    Story
    (1483)

    After losing almost all of her clients in one fell swoop following an accident involving whipped cream, private chef to Hollywood's elite Roxie Callahan gets a call from her flighty mother, saying she's needed home in upstate New York to run the family diner. Once she's back in the Hudson Valley, local organic farmer Leo delivers Roxie a lovely bunch of walnuts, and soon sparks - and clothing - begin to fly. Leo believes that everything worth doing is worth doing slowly...and how!

    mandymay says: "Cute, Funny and Sweet"
    "Sweet, Sexy and Laugh out Loud Funny....."
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    I usually pick up all of Alice Clayton's books. Some I love (like Wallbanger) some others not so much. This one is spot on and some of her sweetest writing. It's a classic girl goes away, comes home, meets boy, falls in love, and decides to stay story. The characters are unexpected, even a bit ordinary in a good way. The situations are hilarious and the narrator makes them even more funny. Shayna is spot on with the characterization! The banter between the leads is fun and realistic. There is a big HEA at the end, yea.

    If you are looking for light and sweet, this is worth the credit. Enjoy your Nuts!

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • This Shattered World: A Starbound Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner
    • Narrated By Callard Harris, Donnabella Mortel, Lincoln Hoppe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (284)
    Performance
    (266)
    Story
    (265)

    Jubilee Chase and Flynn Cormac should never have met. Lee is captain of the forces sent to Avon to crush the terraformed planet's rebellious colonists, but she has her own reasons for hating the insurgents. Rebellion is in Flynn's blood. His sister died in the original uprising against the powerful corporate conglomerate that rules Avon with an iron fist.

    C. ALLINGER says: "Great 2nd Book"
    "Good, but I like the first one better....."
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    This was a good second book for the series although both books can really stand alone. This story did bring in the characters from the first book and tie them in at the end so we get a glimpse of their HEA. The interaction between the lead characters was a bit unlikely and I would have enjoyed a better build up like in the first book but that's just my personal preference. Overall, I would definitely listen to this again and I did think is was worth the credit. I'll also be looking forward to the third book in the series when hopefully the bad guys gets taken down.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Fat Chance

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Nick Spalding
    • Narrated By Heather Wilds, Napoleon Ryan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1889)
    Performance
    (1740)
    Story
    (1735)

    Meet Zoe and Greg Milton, a married couple who have let themselves go a bit. Zoe was a stunner in her college days, but the intervening decades have added five stone, and removed most of her self-esteem. Greg's rugby-playing days are well and truly behind him, thanks to countless pints of beer and chicken curry. When Elise, a radio DJ and Zoe's best friend, tells them about a new competition, it seems like the perfect opportunity to turn their lives around.

    Maria says: "I freakin loved this book!"
    "Naked treadmill run....."
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    This story of a couple wrangled into a weight loss challenge at the local radio station where she is a marketing executive is HILARIOUS! I've not listened to or read this author before but he is spot on when it comes to the angst of weight loss. There were so many times during the story I laughed so hard I cried! The story written from both his and her point of view is full of funny one liners, hilarious perspectives and the insanity of todays weight dilemmas. It's worth the listen just for the naked treadmill scene! I wish I could give this 10 stars. I'll be looking for more of Nick Spalding in my future. Go on, take a listen, you're going to love it too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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