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  • Release Me (The Stark Trilogy)

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By J. Kenner
    • Narrated By Sofia Willingham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1015)
    Performance
    (933)
    Story
    (931)

    He was the one man I couldn’t avoid. And the one man I couldn’t resist. Damien Stark could have his way with any woman. He was sexy, confident, and commanding: Anything he wanted, he got. And what he wanted was me. Our attraction was unmistakable, almost beyond control, but as much as I ached to be his, I feared the pressures of his demands. Submitting to Damien meant I had to bare the darkest truth about my past - and risk breaking us apart. But Damien was haunted, too. And as our passion came to obsess us both, his secrets threatened to destroy him - and us - forever.

    Katheryne says: "Why isn't this book in your library????"
    "This story was forgettable"
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    Okay I just don't see what the buzz about this book is all about, it's not even close to the league of FSOG and the Crossfire series. Book is well written but the story is mediocre, I didn't find the sex scenes all that hot. I think you can skip this one, I can't remember the main characters names that's how forgettable this book was.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Eyes Wide Open: The Blackstone Affair, Part 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Raine Miller
    • Narrated By Grace Grant, Shane East
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (519)
    Performance
    (499)
    Story
    (498)

    Big surprises are on the horizon for Ethan and Brynne as they struggle to adjust to what life has thrown at them. Demons from the past are threatening to destroy the passionate bond they’ve forged despite their vow that nothing will ever keep them apart. A truly devastating loss coupled with the promise of a new hope opens their eyes to what is most important, but is it possible for the lovers to move on from the painful histories that continue to haunt them?

    Katheryne says: "Perfection"
    "Wow, Ethan is hot hot hot"
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    I got totally hooked that I listened to the whole series in 3 day, probably would have listened in a day if I didn't have work.

    Shane East as Ethan Blackstone was incredible, oh my I completely fell in love. I will listen to this audiobook over and over. The books are so beautifully written, the story is fast paced and some hot sex scenes. Loved it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Crazy Little Thing

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Tracy Brogan
    • Narrated By Lori Reyes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (135)
    Performance
    (126)
    Story
    (122)

    Sadie Turner is not a control freak, just…orderly. When a cheating spouse topples Sadie’s impeccably tidy world, she packs up her kids for a summer vacation at her aunt’s lake house, hoping to relax, reboot, and pick up the pieces away from men. All men. But eccentric Aunt Dody has other plans: she’s determined to see Sadie have a little fun - with Desmond, the sexy new neighbor. Tall, tanned, muscular - and even great with her kids - Desmond is Sadie’s worst nightmare. He must have a flaw - he’s a man, after all - so Sadie vows to keep her distance. But as summer blazes on, their attraction ignites....

    Nancy Devault says: "Awful!"
    "Heartwarming amongst all the craziness"
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    I had so many laugh out loud moments in this book, it was so intelligently written, I raced through it. I bought this book and a week later Amazon dropped the price:( which I was not impressed by but the book is so good that it was worth it.

    Okay back to the review, there are so many crazy, insane moments that this book felt real and somehow within the craziness you identify with the characters. You become vested in the characters and you feel they are a family member you know. This book is about second chances about love and life. It also have some serious moments but this is a great book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Falling into You

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Jasinda Wilder
    • Narrated By Gabriel Vaughan, Piper Goodeve
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (759)
    Performance
    (708)
    Story
    (708)

    Nell Hawthorne is in love with her life-long best friend, Kyle Calloway. Their young love is invincible and life is full of promise; then one night Kyle dies suddenly in a tragic accident and Nell is forever changed. She meets Kyle's older brother, Colton, for the first time at the funeral. They both struggle to move on with life as best they can. Years later, they meet again in New York City, and Colton realizes that Nell has never really gotten over Kyle's death. She seems to be harboring a deeply rooted pain, a heavy weight of guilt, and regret. He knows he shouldn't get involved, but he can't help himself.

    AudioAddict says: "Hard to categorize this one!"
    "Suprisingly Good"
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    Reading the synopsis of this book, I wasn't really interested in this book, sounded like and overdone plot, but the reviews convinced me to give it a try.

    I loved this Book, the emotion that the author manages to portray made me fall in love with the characters. Kyle and Nell grew up together and them falling in love and dating was inevitable, when Kyle dies, Nell is plagued by grief and guilt. She meets Coltan, Kyle's older brother, at the the funeral and they seem to have a connection. They meet again a couple of years later and they are drawn to each other as they understand each others pain. This sounds simple and like something you've read before, but the author manages to make it fresh and the use of specific words so you get emotionally involved with the characters. The dialogue between the characters was so well done, that you understood them better and their perspective to the world. I liked that she developed the characters and they formed a bond and they continue to struggle with their emotions, there was no quick fix which made it more realistic somehow.

    I really enjoyed this story and the two narrators did the book justice. I loved the song at the end of the book.

    11 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • The Light Between Oceans: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By M. L. Stedman
    • Narrated By Noah Taylor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1294)
    Performance
    (1136)
    Story
    (1117)

    In 1918, after four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia to take a job as the lighthouse keeper on remote Janus Rock. To this isolated island, where the supply boat comes only four times a year and shore leaves are granted every other year at best, Tom brings a young, bold, and loving wife, Isabel.

    Sandra says: "Wonderful story.....terrible narrator."
    "Get ready for an emotional journey."
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    Wow. Its been a while since I've listened to a book that's made me cry so much. This is a beautiful story, where lines between right and wrong are blurred. This book was real and you felt the emotions of the characters - they were so real to me. I would definitely recommend this book, it's worth your money/credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Maria Semple
    • Narrated By Kathleen Wilhoite
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2440)
    Performance
    (2191)
    Story
    (2191)

    Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom.

    Then Bernadette disappears. It began when Bee aced her report card and claimed her promised reward: a family trip to Antarctica. But Bernadette's intensifying allergy to Seattle - and people in general - has made her so agoraphobic that a virtual assistant in India now runs her most basic errands.

    S says: "One of my top 10 listens of the year!"
    "Great beginning, ending disappoints"
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    Okay I must say what a book? Yes I totally loved the first half of this beautiful, super crazy and funny book then the second half of the book had some very weird and random events that I was left slightly disappointed. The ending was so rushed that I felt the author brought up issues and then didn't bother to bring them together. This book is so great that I would have read 150 more pages, there was no need to rush it. That being said this is worth your money/credit. I thought it was very clever that the story was told from the daughter's perspective and made me love Bernadette more because of this. I laughed so much with this book and the level of crazy that happens you will recommend this book to all your friends so you can discuss it. The narration was spot on and captured the essence of every character. Bea and Bernadette have a beautiful relationship that amongst all the craziness, it's very heart warming.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Silver Linings Playbook: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Matthew Quick
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1834)
    Performance
    (1658)
    Story
    (1661)

    During his years in a neural-health facility, Pat Peoples has formulated a theory about silver linings. He believes that his life is a movie produced by God, that his mission is to become physically fit and emotionally supportive, and that if he succeeds, his happy ending will be the return of his estranged wife, Nikki. When Pat goes to live with his parents, everything seems changed: no one will talk to him about Nikki, and his new therapist seems to be recommending adultery as a form of therapy.

    FanB14 says: "Eagles Victory"
    "The power of positive thinking"
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    So when I went to watch this movie, I saw it was based on a novel by Matthew quick, I'd previously never heard of this author. I enjoyed the movie thoroughly so I decided to get the book. Needless to say the movie and the book a quite different from each other but I loved this book.

    Firstly the message Pat is trying to live by, he wants to be a better person to try get back his wife Nicky so he "practices to be kind and not right" as he puts it and believes in silver linings as long as he practice to be kind and not right. Of course life is not perfect and we cannot control other people actions. Pat tries to re-connect with his father and visits "the best therapist in the world" while he tries to piece his life together after being in a mental facility. If Pat is crazy then Victoria is more crazy but her heart in a good place. I loved the message and theme for this book; being positive, kind and hope that every chapter you read you are continuously hopeful that Pat can get better and his silver lining will come.

    Secondly since I watched the movie before reading the book I was a little surprised by the narration. The narrator sounded a little slow (mentally), though the character suffers from a mental disorder (bipolar syndrome) he is not slow nor suffers from a low IQ. So at first I was slightly surprised, but I soon got over this and the narrator drew me to the story and when it was over, it felt too soon. This book is definitely a repeat listen for me, and I recommend it because the book gives you hope and makes you a believer in silver linings.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pride And Prejudice

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Emma Messenger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (253)
    Performance
    (224)
    Story
    (235)

    Austen’s heroine Elizabeth Bennet deals with the issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education, and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of early 19th-century England. Austen at her wittiest.

    Adam says: "Hilarious"
    "Great narration to a great classic"
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    Oh where do I begin, Ms Messenger was absolutely brilliant with her narration and capturing each character. I'm a die hard Jane Austin fan; I've read Pride and Prejudice at least every year, watched every movie production and this is my first audiobook. I think Emma does a brilliant job capturing the essence of all the characters, she has a great dramatic flare that make you fall in love with this story all over again.

    The book has drama, romance and comedy, I think people forget that the book has a comedic element and the narrator captures this and I was truly entertained listening to this version of Pride and Prejudice.

    Happy listening

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Prince Charming (Ascension Trilogy)

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Gaelen Foley
    • Narrated By Nell Geisslinger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (300)
    Performance
    (249)
    Story
    (251)

    Destiny casts its hand one perfect moonlit night when Ascencion's most elusive highwayman, the Masked Rider, chooses the wrong coach to rob. For inside is Rafael, the prince of the kingdom, renowned for his hot-blooded pursuits of women and other decadent pleasures. The failed raid leaves the equally notorious Masked Rider wounded and facing a hangman's noose.

    Benoibe says: "Excellent novel. Absolutely a must read!"
    "Prince Charming"
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    Would you listen to Prince Charming (Ascension Trilogy) again? Why?

    Yes, the heroine I've very strong and the narration is well done.


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

    Yes I really got caught up in this story quite quickly, it's really easy to get into the story as the characters are so strong, interesting and distinct.


    Any additional comments?

    This story is about the prince who wants to prove himself as a future leader for his island and he soon get his chance but of course this come with conditions. He must marry soon. Enter our heroine, who lives a little on the dangerous side of life and her luck soon runs out. I loved the love story and how the characters grow together. This book is definitely worth listening to and the story develops quickly with enough angst without being too much.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife: Pride and Prejudice Continues

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Linda Berdoll
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (161)
    Performance
    (139)
    Story
    (145)

    Every woman wants to be Elizabeth Bennet Darcy - beautiful, gracious, universally admired, strong, daring and outspoken - a thoroughly modern woman in crinolines. And every woman will fall madly in love with Mr. Darcy - tall, dark and handsome, a nobleman and a heartthrob whose virility is matched only by his utter devotion to his wife. Their passion is consuming and idyllic - essentially, they can’t keep their hands off each other - through a sweeping tale of adventure and misadventure, human folly and numerous mysteries of parentage.

    Michelle says: "Great Listen...but not for everyone!"
    "Darcy's and Elizbeth's love continued.."
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    If you could sum up Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife in three words, what would they be?

    Read my Imagination


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Elizabeth as she is still very strong and her personality remained true to the original character.


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    This may be a little more edgy compared to the original book but if you've always wondered what ever happened to Elizabeth and Darcy this book is probably one of the best that captures your imagination and makes you believe in the story. I've read quite a number of these continuation stories and this one is by far the best one. I didn't much care for Jane and Bingley's story line though, but other than that this is a great book and very entertaining.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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