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carmen

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  • Reckless: The Thoughtless Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By S. C. Stephens
    • Narrated By Rebekkah Ross
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (421)
    Performance
    (402)
    Story
    (404)

    When Kellan’s band gains stardom, Kiera and Kellan’s relationship is put to the ultimate test. Can their love for each other withstand the constant pressure of superstardom? The friendships they’ve formed, the new family they’ve found, and the history they’ve forged will all play a part in helping them navigate the turbulent waters of the band’s exploding popularity. A greedy executive hell-bent on success, a declining pop star looking for an edge, and a media circus that twists lies into truths are just some of the obstacles the lovers will have to overcome if they are going to remain together.

    Robin says: "KELLAN KYLE!!!"
    "Fu** me. This audiobook was fantastic!"
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    Where does Reckless rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Pretty darn good. I swear I listen to the first book and wish I hadn't bought the series because you just want to choke the crap out of Kiera maybe kick her ass. But then the second book was corny but okay I did like the hearts and flower angles, makes you wish your spouse was more romantic.
    The last book of the series was the best. I laughed I cried. I was shopping at the mall and had to sit and listen because it got so intense.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Reckless?

    Spoiler Alert***





    When KK saved KK by using himself as a human shield.


    Which character – as performed by Rebekkah Ross – was your favorite?

    KK


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Don't leave your woman with a rock god. Or The bus trip.


    Any additional comments?

    If you start the series and finish it to the end you will be rewarded.
    The last book wraps everything up.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Someone Like You: Someone to Love, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Addison Moore
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels, Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (26)

    When coed Ally Monroe literally falls into the arms of a tattooed bad-boy one summer night, she can’t seem to let go. Morgan Jordan is everything Ally doesn’t want — he’s a playboy from a blue-collar background, and Ally’s looking for upper-class stability. Though their relationship starts off as a one-night stand, once Ally learns Morgan is her best friend’s brother, there’s no escaping him…or the growing fire between them.

    Rina says: "Loved it!"
    "Worst stripper ever."
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    What did you love best about Someone Like You?

    This was worth the credit and a great read, I felt like I stepped back in time especially the writing was really good and funny. The story was not what I was expecting and I'm looking forward to additional books.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Nothingness of Ben

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Brad Boney
    • Narrated By Charlie David
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (83)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (81)

    Ben Walsh is well on his way to becoming one of Manhattan's top litigators, with a gorgeous boyfriend and friends on the A-list. His life is perfect until he gets a phone call that brings it all crashing down: a car accident takes his parents, and now he must return to Austin to raise three teenage brothers he barely knows.

    Boys like Boys says: "A simple read"
    "City boy meets country boy!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I don't know where to start, some parts I liked such as the children are well behaved and honest. Ben however is a snob who is boaring and thinks he's al that. It seems
    If his parents hadn't died he would of never talked to Travis. Speaking of Travis a mechanic who rents a room from neighbors and don't have a pot to piss in falls for Ben and then puts up with his crap and belittling, he leaves town and upon return he dosen't make Ben grovel. It seems there weren't to many men to choose from.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The One Who Saves Me

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Cardeno C.
    • Narrated By Paul Morey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (56)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (54)

    At 14, Andrew Thompson and Caleb Lakes become best friends. As the years pass, they stand by each other through family trauma, school, and the start of their careers. They share their first sexual experiences as friends, learning and experimenting. And they talk each other through countless dates and breakups. Decades of trust and loyalty build a deep and abiding friendship - until Andrew suffers a tragedy. Caleb moves in with him, and the parameters of their unique relationship blur.

    Candateshia Pafford says: "I am becoming a Cardeno C fan..."
    "Best friends to friends with benefits to soulmates"
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    Would you try another book from Cardeno C. and/or Paul Morey?

    This book read like a fanfiction. Trust me the content dragged on and on and you really felt like they repeated the same story over and over again. Two men who are friends at a young age that sex each other often and don't commit for over twenty years. Finally they realize their in love and each other's soul mates. Not enough drama and very little content. Even the sex scenes became repetitive.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Could of summed it up 100 pages ago.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes!


    Was The One Who Saves Me worth the listening time?

    Yes!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lucky for Her

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Stephanie Taylor
    • Narrated By Seth Michael Donsky
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Lucky certainly lives up to his name. Once the fat kid in school, he's all grown up and taking prisoners, literally. He's the town sheriff and delights in handcuffing idiots. Most people barely recognize him being the fit and trim man he is now. Lana, pregnant and alone, flees her abusive ex-husband and seeks refuge with her father in her hometown. She doesn't expect to meet a handsome man at a get-together and fall head over heels. Of course, she can't trust herself when it comes to men and she certainly doesn't trust Lucky.

    Andrea says: "The Story was Good but Narration ruined it"
    "Narrator buried this book."
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    Would you try another book from Stephanie Taylor and/or Seth Michael Donsky?

    Narrator sounded like he recorded this book in the bathroom. I was glad I had whispersync because I switched over to read it and was happy I did. Because it was a great story of how being bullied as a child may lead to all your dreams coming true if you work hard at your goals. I wish I had a Lucky in my life.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Seth Michael Donsky?

    Audible was just wrong, know one previewed this prior to releasing it. Because this was the worst narration ever it was egregious and discredited the authors work. Michael deserves to be fired for trying to sound like a young woman. Audible all money isn't good money sometimes you just have to say no.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No okay for a lifetime movie.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Surrender Your Love: Surrender Your Love, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By J. C. Reed
    • Narrated By Romy Nordlinger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (97)
    Performance
    (91)
    Story
    (91)

    Meeting Jett was like lightning. Dangerous. Better left untouched. And better forgotten. But lightning always strikes twice. Brooke Stewart, a realtor in New York, doesn't do relationships. When she's sent to a remote estate to finalize a real estate deal, she discovers her new boss is none other than the guy she left naked in bed. Sexy, dangerously handsome, and arrogant Jett Mayfield attracts trouble, and women, like a lightning rod. But the night he meets Brooke he gets more than he bargained for.

    Jordy says: "All I can say is I never expected that ending!!"
    "Gullible over a great title & nice pic. Listen 1st"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    First of all this book was incomplete and they just got to the good part when it ended. I think I need cliff notes for book 1 and then buy book 2 and 3 if this is the way these new author's are writing there books. Second, why do women fall in love with strangers after two weeks it's not realistic or believable especially when they barely have any chemistry. Third, Brooke was hired beded and betrayed by Jett and without telling us why he did it the book ended. I don't know what everyone else was reading because I thought this was the most boaring book to read and I didn't laugh, cry or yell at the characters I just listened and waited for her to wake up and realize if it's to good to be true than you have been had. The bad part there is an attorney looking for her about a matter in Europe he waits two weeks to talk to her once she gets back to the states. Why not email her and have the attorney meet her where she is? Read this at your own risk because if the author wanted a 4 or 5 star listen than they would of left it at one book instead of making it a series with all the same charchrters. I may even skip book 2 and read 3 if it's ever on sale I probably wouldn't miss anything since two weeks must be her norm.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Romy Nordlinger’s performances?

    Listen first on free preview before you buy.Oh my goodness she sounds like a chain smoker, her voice is so raspy she sounds great as a man but terrible as a young woman its hard to listen to. I was shocked she got so many great reviews and had to even lookup her picture and she even narrated Consequences and I couldn't get through that.


    What character would you cut from Surrender Your Love?

    The roommate what good was she? Who lets there drunk roommate bring home a man and exchange numbers with him and calls you on your bull when she has no job either and lives off her dad. Then let you go away with Jett unescorted to another country really!


    Any additional comments?

    I'm starting to wonder if people are getting paid for their reviews because this book was just okay and not worth a credit.

    4 of 19 people found this review helpful
  • Driven: Driven Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 1 min)
    • By K. Bromberg
    • Narrated By Tatiana Sokolov
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (198)
    Performance
    (186)
    Story
    (189)

    In a world full of willing women, I'm a challenge to the roguish and achingly handsome Colton Donavan. A man used to getting exactly what he wants in all aspects of life. He's the reckless bad boy constantly skating that razor-thin edge toward out of control, on and off of the track.

    Jordy says: "A steamy fast-paced whirlwind romance!!"
    "Fifty wanna be. Desperate woman trying to hard."
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    This book was just okay nothing spectacular. Matter of fact it could of been shorter.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Riley is stupid, I wouldn't even say this was a romance book, because Colton (Ace) never showed any real feelings towards Riley. He treated her like she was a piece of Azz and she took it by falling for his bullshzzz. The bad part she had her own problems that they touched on but never really explained and how can she help him if she was still broken. The book was all wrong. Desperate is how she acted he wanted her when she didn't want him, after he got in her pants he dissed her and she kept coming back for more. The whole book plays like a cat and mouse game and then ends. I guess this was a preview for Fueled!


    What aspect of Tatiana Sokolov’s performance would you have changed?

    She worked what she had however, her voice was a little nasally.


    Was Driven worth the listening time?

    I paid for it hoping it was going to get better but it didn't. The ending was a cliff hanger just like fifty all about tears. I will not pay full price for the second edition I plan on reading it on Kindle if I come a cross it on sale. Trust there wasn't enough in this book to get me to want to read Fueled.


    Any additional comments?

    If you want to read a romance that is funny sweet and will keep you guessing try Stardust Peaches Monroe it's a great series and very funny.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bonds of Denial: Wicked Play, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Lynda Aicher
    • Narrated By Decklan McKenna
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (50)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (48)

    It's been 20 years since Rockford Fielding's father punished him for kissing another boy. Rock continues to deny his true desires, even while working security at The Den, the most decadent sex club in town. But after a year of watching gorgeous Carter Montgomery come and go on the arms of other men, Rock can no longer resist the cravings he's denied for so long. One charmingly awkward date turns into two and soon the men are meeting off the clock. But with Rock in the closet and Carter unsure how to pursue a real relationship, how can they build a future both in and out of the bedroom?

    Elaine says: "Good narrator but average story"
    "Wickedly Great!!! (M/M) Romance for Lovers."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The reviews don't give this book justice. It works as a stand alone or In the series. Granted it's not about BDSM. Just a love story of two strong handsome men finding their way to love. This is the most honest male on male book I have read that focused on just them and that's kind of great.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters a retired military man who works at the Den and drools over a sought after escort and trying to face his demons, the twist is who is actually helping who? They both need each other and become stronger together. I wished this book was longer I hope their is a part two or a back history on the escorts perspective.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Too many to list. The love scenes were hot however just them coming together for the first embrace was enough. The author doesn't rush their feelings it grows on you.


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

    I listened twice back to back because I was so drawn in that I started searching for other male on male romances. Lynda your fabulous and keep writing this series. It's definetjy not a repeat of the same novel over and over again.


    Any additional comments?

    The best coming out of the closet military book ever.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Taking Love in Stride

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Donna Fasano
    • Narrated By Holly Adams
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    Track coach Andrea O'Connor fumed at the audacity of Ian Powers, the very attractive father of one of her students. He had offered to buy school equipment only if Andrea agreed to train him for a half-marathon. Well, train him, she would. And not just in running. As a widower with a high-powered job, Ian needed some instruction in being a father to an active teenage daughter. Yet as this overbearing man opened up, Andrea found herself learning lessons - in loving.

    carmen says: "Grown woman with daddy issues"
    "Grown woman with daddy issues"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The author must be a spinster or an uptight rich b?@$! and thinks writing a book like this is therapeutic. Truly this book was unrealistic and boring there was more love shown for the kid then the man she likes. If you like women who makes fools of themselves because they can't commit to anything there whole lives because they felt neglected and only wants what they want nothing more. Than this book is for you.


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

    Narrator was great she worked what she had. I can not blame her for the material she was given.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Taking Love in Stride?

    The ending they didn't know each other. Why would he waste his time with a woman like her. This must of been self published.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't waste a credit wait for 2 for one or get it at the library.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shadow: New Species, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Laurann Dohner
    • Narrated By Vanessa Chambers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (257)
    Performance
    (240)
    Story
    (240)

    Beauty resents being labeled Gift Species. Everyone is way too overprotective, males aren’t even allowed to speak to her and so far, true freedom eludes her. Then a big, sexy Species officer mistakes her for the enemy and takes her down - literally. Shadow is dumbfounded. He has a Gift pinned beneath him - a big no-no. But Beauty is fascinated and wants to know Shadow a lot better. She's full of newly discovered, unrequited passion and he’s just what she needs to satisfy her curiosity.

    BluBumblB says: "Definitely one of my favorites in the series!"
    "His heart, his love, his life, BEAUTY!"
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    Where does Shadow rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Laurann has gone above and beyond to keep this series fresh and exciting. Great book and worth the credit.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    From Mud to Beauty, strength, hope and love is what she's about.


    What about Vanessa Chambers’s performance did you like?

    Love love love her. I hope more publishers use her. I definetjy can tell male from female voices and she seems like she's having fun.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mate Set: Mating Heat, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Laurann Dohner
    • Narrated By G. C. VonCloudts
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (247)
    Performance
    (230)
    Story
    (235)

    It's werewolf mating season. All the males are in heat and the driving, sexual lust of their beasts is almost uncontrollable. Mika is human, in an alley, surrounded by four horny werewolves. She knows she's in deep shit. A tall, handsome werewolf rescues her then demands payment. Hot, sweaty, intimate payment. Grady is a half breed whose human mother abandoned him to his werewolf father, so he knows human women just aren't safe to fall in love with. The wolf within him wants Mika as his mate, but Grady will not give in. Never. Ever.

    Jordy says: "This is a EROTIC PARANORMAL ROMANCE ! "
    "Erotica with a plot. Download both books now!"
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    Would you listen to Mate Set again? Why?

    I loved this book and it's worth the credit. The alpha males make great lovers. Listen to both books in a row and was pissed I didn't download them
    at the same time.


    What other book might you compare Mate Set to and why?

    New species series.


    Have you listened to any of G. C. VonCloudts’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This narrator is Theressa Plummer using a different name. I would know her voice anywhere after listing to all of Robynn Carr's audiobooks. She knocked it out of the park and I will listen to both books again and again.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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