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Mona

Crazy for audiobooks!!

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  • When Beauty Tamed the Beast

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Eloisa James
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (549)
    Performance
    (504)
    Story
    (503)

    Miss Linnet Berry Thrynne is a Beauty... Naturally, she's betrothed to a Beast. Piers Yelverton, Earl of Marchant, lives in a castle in Wales where, it is rumored, his bad temper flays everyone he crosses. And rumor also has it that a wound has left the earl immune to the charms of any woman. Linnet is not just any woman. She is more than merely lovely: her wit and charm brought a prince to his knees. She estimates the earl will fall madly in love - in just two weeks. She is more than merely lovely: her wit and charm brought a prince to his knees.

    Katheryne says: "19th Century Dr. House....I LOVED IT"
    "Enjoyed this book very much."
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    I enjoyed the simplicity of the book. The story line was simple easy to follow and quite enjoyable. The narration was very good by Susan Duerden and I will be looking for more audio books that she narrates. I still think the narrator is the one who makes or breaks the workings of an author.

    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • A Love of Vengeance: Wanted Men, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Nancy Haviland
    • Narrated By Scott Schumaker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (59)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (53)

    Once the most feared member of an Italian Mafia crime family, Gabriel Moretti returns to New York at the request of his mentor, Russian crime boss Vasily Tarasov. Vasily needs someone he can trust in Seattle to protect his estranged daughter, Eva Jacobs, while he avenges the murder of the young woman’s mother. Gabriel is unstoppable in a fight, whether he’s using fists, blades, or bullets; but innocent, onyx-haired Eva may just be the most dangerous - and beautiful - thing he’s come up against.

    Wendy says: "OMG! What a great start to a new series!!"
    "Wonderful Listen"
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    Love how this story flowed along effortlessly. Intrigue, mystery, excitement, love, and tears will be use if you decide to spend a credit or money on this well written and well narrated book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Claiming Catherine: Montana Maiden Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Vanessa Vale
    • Narrated By Lauren Sweet, Brian L. Hunter
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Branded a harlot for undoing a confining button on her blouse, Catherine Langton finds herself rejected by the man she is to marry, leaving her in a predicament: mail order bride or the poorhouse. Her decision is simple, and she arrives in Liberty, Montana, to marry a man she's never seen, her only desire to be a pleasing wife.

    Mona says: "DON'T BOTHER"
    "DON'T BOTHER"
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    All I can truly say, having lived in Montana for over 15 years of my life, this books accusations of a lifestyle common to anywhere in Montana is a LIE! I've Never heard such garbage as this! Not worth money, time, or any of one's intelligence to listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Last Hit: Hitman, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Jessica Clare, Jen Frederick
    • Narrated By Iggy Toma, Kasha Kensington
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (40)

    Nikolai: I have been a contract killer since I was a boy. For years I savored the fear caused by my name, the trembling at the sight of my tattoos. If you saw my eyes, it was the last vision you'd have. With her I am the mark, and I am ready to lie down and let her capture me. Opening my small, scarred heart to her brings out my enemies. I will carry out one last hit, but if they hurt her I will bring the world down around their ears.

    Mona says: "UNUSUAL YET TOUCHING"
    "UNUSUAL YET TOUCHING"
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    This book by Jessica Clare and Jen Frederick was well written that drew me in by the rarity of it. Daisy and Nikolai couldn't be larger opposites to one another, outwardly anyway.
    One a killer, and the other an extremely sheltered 21 year old by a father burdened by horrid past events that freeze him inside his home. He inflicts this abnormal lifestyle on his daughter and finally at 21 she gathers the confidence and money to leave.
    Nikolai was a victim of a lifestyle in the Ukraine that develops him as a paid killer. And, he's a good one, making more money than he even knows how much, and an ability to read the emotions of people in such a way that he offers mercy of a sort.
    JC and JF, justify wrong (killing) acceptable and join together these two people who need one another and are the answer each need. Nikolai's love for Daisy is touching, sensual, and giving and the creation of the narrative of the sensual experiences between the two is more touching and arousing than any I have listened to before.
    The narration from both narrators is excellent. Iggy is someone who I've never listened to, but his voice is outstanding in the audiobook and one who I long to hear again soon.
    Definitely worth a credit or moneys to listen to.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Fury of Obsession

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Coreene Callahan
    • Narrated By Cole Ferguson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (245)
    Performance
    (226)
    Story
    (224)

    Dragon-warrior Venom lives in self-imposed isolation. Cursed by his toxic touch, he is deadly to anyone who has contact with him for too long. Set apart from others and hounded by intense loneliness, he craves the lasting connection he believes he cannot possess. Until a chance encounter with a sultry mortal offers a ray of hope...

    oceaninmotion says: "concrete formulae"
    "Outstanding"
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    So well written. A story you'll want to listen again and again.
    I like how the author moved about in her description of the events of this story as though it were being viewed on a screen.
    Well done, and well worth the $.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Rough Justice: Sinner’s Tribe Motorcycle Club, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Sarah Castille
    • Narrated By Chandra Skyye
    Overall
    (185)
    Performance
    (169)
    Story
    (169)

    Raised in a motorcycle gang, tough and beautiful Arianne Wilder has always dreamed of a normal life. But no sooner does she escape her father's domineering grasp than she wakes up to find herself in a rival gang's clubhouse--at the mercy of the dangerously sexy Jagger Knight. The alpha leader of the notorious Sinner's Tribe, Jagger Knight is all muscle, all biker, and all man.

    Candateshia Pafford says: "Awesome"
    "Excellent"
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    Very well written! A perfect combination of author and narrator. This story has substance. I look forward to book two with Cade and Dawn.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Beyond Jealousy, Volume 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Kit Rocha
    • Narrated By Lucy Malone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (43)

    She's been looking for the perfect man. She found two. When Rachel Riley sacrificed a life in Eden to protect the O'Kanes, she earned her place in the powerful Sector Four gang. But the former crime princess is tired of being everyone's sweet little sister. It's time for her to get wild, to embrace her fantasies as only an O'Kane can - with a delicious exiled soldier and the gang's wickedly sinful tattoo artist.

    Kim Perry says: "Intriguing love triangle"
    "ONLY IF YOU ARE CRAZY FOR BDSM AND DARKNESS"
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    I've noticed a new trend, probably since 50 Shades of Gray came out, where the erotica is going more and more into a dark place with more intense scenarios leaning toward a more uncomfortable place than I'm willing to be taken. I find it quite uncomfortable to know of and to listen to. Also, there is becoming a 'salad tossing' of a sort of who is participating in the sexual behaviors, with no possibilities being exempt. Again, a place I'm uncomfortable in being taken. To approve of such behaviors by qualifying that each person used (and is usually at least three now) Love one another is an immature persona to be placed on such a life.
    Be aware that these books, by Kit Rocha will include such scenarios of darkness and extreme sexual encounters that you may want to reconsider your choice to listen.
    Sorry that I can't add anything positive in my review of these books, but the solidarity of each character is just not there making it beyond my ability to identify with them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Warrior Prince: Dragon Lords Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Michelle M. Pillow
    • Narrated By Sarah Van Sweden
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (38)

    Physically scarred in childhood by an act of betrayal, Pia has never been considered an attractive woman to other humans, but in a universe filled with aliens she's managed to blend in. One horrible mistake and she is on the run. Desperate to hide her identity, she makes a deal with Galaxy Brides - in exchange for a new face, she'll marry anyone they put in front of her. Never did she realize her future husband would be the most handsome warrior of the Draig.

    kelcor says: "Loved the story but the narration was choppy"
    "REMEMBER~WHAT ASSUMING DOES"
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    I will warn anyone who may want to listen to any in this series that Michelle M. Pillow writes this with the male and female FULLY misunderstanding one another. If that be because one attempts to do the thinking for the other or one is too slow to respond to another so an assumption is made, you will find it quite annoying!
    The only true way I was able to get through this listen was to skip chapters. I'm sorry to say, because I hate doing that. I won't be using a credit or spending any of my money on one in this series again.
    There is substance to the content of MP's book. If she would write the relationship between her lead male and female characters in such a way that we, the listeners/readers could respect and tolerate them, she would be SPOT ON in her writing strength. Setting them up in the manner in which she does make, we the consumer become uncomfortable, and angry with those characters personalities.
    I enjoy that she writes this series with females being part of the Galaxy Bride's, where women are taken to various planets where the male's population are needing women to procreate their worlds. The simplistic manner in which a 'crystal' worn by the men since their birth alerts them to who their 'true mate' is. All of this along with the tradition of unity of marriage and the institution of family is well done by Michelle Pillow. I appreciate her for that.
    My recommendation is:
    If you Can overlook or tolerate the banter of misunderstanding that goes on between the husband and wife in these books then your money/credit will not be wasted.
    If such bantering annoys you beyond reason. Don't waste your money or your credit.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Innocence Defied: New York Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Lainey Reese
    • Narrated By Christian Fox
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (108)
    Performance
    (100)
    Story
    (100)

    When business brings him to New York City indefinitely, Gage Hollister is sure that somewhere in this massive city, there must be a woman whose need to be dominated matches his thirst to dominate. But as his search through the local BDSM clubs drags on, he begins to doubt whether such a woman exists. When he's asked to chaperone his best friend's younger sister, who's on her first solo trip as an adult, he welcomes the distraction. Zoe Marshall has been in love with Gage forever, and has saved herself for him alone.

    Amazon Customer says: "awestruck!!!"
    "AUTHOR AND NARRATOR SHOULD ALWAYS WORK TOGETHER!!!"
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    Almost anything narrated by Christian Fox is an automatic download for me and if you buy this one, you'll understand why.
    This book is about a love. It's an awakening for Gage and a fulfillment for Oops. Honestly, that's her nickname, being named that because she was born to her parents when they thought they were done with having babies.
    Because this is an erotic romance, I don't want to say more, because we know what that adjective describes, however; this is one of the best written and narrated ones I've listened to. There is some BDSM, but it's not too difficult to listen to rating it on a scale of 1-10, I"d give it a 5. I'm not a fan on BDSM literature, but like I said, I couldn't pass up listening to a erotic book narrated by Christian Fox.
    For those who choose to listen to erotica, then this one will be worth your credit or your money.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Billionaire's Christmas

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By J. S. Scott
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Powers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (100)
    Performance
    (93)
    Story
    (92)

    Called an eccentric beast by the citizens of Amesport, Maine, handsome billionaire Grady Sinclair stays isolated in his mansion on a private peninsula. The arrangement suits Grady just fine - until an angelic woman rings his doorbell, awaking his long dormant passion with her fearlessness. All he wants is to make the fiery blonde his forever. But will he have to become the monster everyone thinks he is to get his Christmas wish?

    Satinstitcher says: "I've read the whole series"
    "Unbelievable"
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    I'm sure since the story was so short that the fact that this novella was so predictable and difficult to believe can be attributed to that reason. However, J. S. Scott seems to have similar plots throughout any given series she does.
    The performance was good, but I wouldn't spend a credit on this unless you've exhausted your ability to buy something else.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Billionaire's Obsession: The Complete Collection: Mine for Tonight, Mine for Now, Mine Forever, Mine Completely

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By J. S. Scott
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Powers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (676)
    Performance
    (615)
    Story
    (620)

    Down-on-her-luck nursing student and full-time waitress Kara Foster gets a massive blow to her already desperate financial situation that will surely find her living on the streets. Needing nothing less than a miracle to save her, Kara gets rescue from an unknown, unlikely, and overwhelming source. Billionaire Simon Hudson makes her an offer that is impossible to refuse, but terrifying to accept from a man that she's never met. Will the handsome, alpha billionaire really be a solution to her problems? Or will he end up being a major complication and a danger to her emotional sanity?

    IzzyISH says: "Audible as Good as Reading the Actual Book!"
    "TRUTH~~~NICE CAN BE TAKEN TOO FAR"
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    The beginning of Simon's story was good. I enjoyed it. Toward the middle and especially the end I was like, WHAT!!?? I mean who in their right mind hires a lawyer to write up a pre-nup stating since I'm a lowly nurse and you're a Billionaire, I bring NOTHING to this marriage and I'll take NOTHING if we should divorce??!!! And she wants to do it so show him she doesn't love him for his money. Of course she's already proven that by not spending one penny of the $100,000.00 he deposited in her checking account last year!! Please, authors. Puuuulllleeease.....Don't think we, the readers, who keep you in $$$'s are STUPID.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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