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Karen

Reynella, Australia | Member Since 2008

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  • Let Me Be the One: The Sullivans, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Bella Andre
    • Narrated By Eva Kaminsky
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (377)
    Performance
    (343)
    Story
    (347)

    In Let Me Be The One, the brand-new book in Bella Andre's New York Times and USA Today best-selling series about the Sullivan family, an unexpected friends-to-lovers romance might not only turn out to be so much hotter than anything bad-boy pro-baseball-player Ryan Sullivan has ever known...but much, much sweeter, too. When Vicki Bennett saved Ryan Sullivan's life as a teenager, it was the beginning of a close friendship that never wavered despite her failed marriage to someone else and Ryan's well-earned reputation as a ladies man.

    rebecca says: "Absolutely love bella andre and the Sullivan's"
    "Entertaining and Fun"
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    This series is light and entertaining. If you are expecting great literature, you will be disappointed, but if you are looking for a well-written romance that follows the traditional formula, these stories are fun. The narration is easy to listen to, the Sullivan family are too good to be true, but likeable, and Bella Andre writes a steamy love scene as well as any I've read. Good for bedtime listening of if you want to switch your brain off and enjoy yourself.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Written in Red: A Novel of the Others

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Anne Bishop
    • Narrated By Alexandra Harris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1011)
    Performance
    (934)
    Story
    (941)

    As a cassandra sangue, or blood prophet, Meg Corbyn can see the future when her skin is cut - a gift that feels more like a curse. Meg's Controller keeps her enslaved so he can have full access to her visions. But when she escapes, the only safe place Meg can hide is at the Lakeside Courtyard - a business district operated by the Others. Shape-shifter Simon Wolfgard is reluctant to hire the stranger who inquires about the Human Liaison job.

    Angela says: "WOW!!!!! JUST WOW!"
    "An absolute treat!!"
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    This was my first Anne Bishop book and I am going to race out and buy as many others as I can find. There is a thrill that comes when I discover a book and am immediately engrossed. My imagination was completely captured by the original, complex, and enthralling world, with fabulous characters, scary creatures, and plenty of drama and suspense. The finale was gripping and it will seem a very long wait for the next installment. I enjoyed the narration - the main character's voice was very girly, but that seemed consistent with Meg's innocence. One of my best purchases from Audible in a long time!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Little Night Magic

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Lucy March
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1163)
    Performance
    (1068)
    Story
    (1059)

    Olivia Kiskey needs a change. She’s been working at the same Nodaway Falls, New York, waffle house since she was a teenager; not a lot of upward mobility there. She’s been in love with Tobias, the cook, for the last four years; he's never made a move. Intent on shaking things up, Olivia puts her house on the market, buys a one-way ticket to Europe, and announces her plans to her friends - but then she meets Davina Granville, a strange and mystical Southern woman....

    Elizabeth says: "Not quite Molly Harper, but not bad.."
    "Fun Supernatural Romance"
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    Although I have read many reviews comparing this book to Molly Harper, I didn't find it similar, except the narrator is the same. The story revolves around 'magicals' who each have their own unique magic ability, and can only function in either day or night. A combination of fantasy, mystery and romance, with plenty of humor and excellent narration, this book is definitely worth a credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Exclusively Yours

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Shannon Stacey
    • Narrated By Lauren Fortgang
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (564)
    Performance
    (363)
    Story
    (363)

    When Keri Daniels’ editor finds out she has previous carnal knowledge of reclusive best-selling author Joe Kowalski, she gives Keri a choice: get an interview or get a new job. Joe’s never forgotten the first girl to break his heart, so he’s intrigued to hear Keri’s back in town—and looking for him. Despite his intense need for privacy, he’ll grant Keri an interview if it means a chance to finish what they started in high school.

    Judy says: "Fun!"
    "Good romance made even better by narrator."
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    This was a good romance with plenty of substance in the story, as well as many loveable family members to follow. Just enough detail to keep it interesting and not too fluffy, with some steaminess as well. The narration by Lauren Fortgang was fabulous!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Thoughtless

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By S. C. Stephens
    • Narrated By Rebekkah Ross
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (752)
    Performance
    (708)
    Story
    (721)

    For almost two years now, Kiera’s boyfriend, Denny, has been everything she’s ever wanted: loving, tender, and endlessly devoted to her. When they head off to a new city to start their lives together - Denny at his dream job and Kiera at a top-notch university - everything seems perfect. Then an unforeseen obligation forces the happy couple apart. Feeling lonely, confused, and in need of comfort, Kiera turns to an unexpected source - a local rock star named Kellan Kyle. At first, he’s purely a friend she can lean on, but as her loneliness grows, so does their relationship. And then one night everything changes....

    Candateshia Pafford says: "What a shocker!"
    "Good steamy romance!"
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    I enjoyed this performance and the story was fun. All the characters were engaging, although I found Kiera to be very selfish and childish at times. My main issue with this book is its length. It was repetitive at times and needed a decent editor to cut out the numerous unnecessary parts. Rebekka Ross was excellent.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Alpha and Omega: A Novella from On the Prowl

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Patricia Briggs
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (700)
    Performance
    (651)
    Story
    (655)

    Anna never knew werewolves existed until the night she survived a violent attack…and became one herself. After three years at the bottom of the pack, she’d learned to keep her head down and never, ever trust dominant males. But Anna is that rarest kind of werewolf: an Omega. And one of the most powerful werewolves in the country will recognize her value as a pack member—and as his mate.

    BlueMtn says: "The beginning of the Alpha and Omega"
    "Great Start to a Wonderful Series!"
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    The story of Charles and Anna is romantic and full of adventure. Please, please, please Amazon make all these books available to Australian listeners!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Love Unscripted: The Love Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Tina Reber
    • Narrated By Madeleine Maby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (605)
    Performance
    (559)
    Story
    (560)

    Ryan Christensen just wanted to be an actor. Never in his wildest dreams did he imagine a life where fans would chase him, paparazzi would stalk him, and Hollywood studios would want to own him. While filming in Seaport, Rhode Island, Ryan ducks into a neighborhood bar for a quick escape from legions of screaming fans... and finds much more than he expected. Nursing a recent heartbreak, Taryn Mitchell believes men are best kept at a safe distance. But when Ryan Christensen unexpectedly bursts through the front door of her pub, she can’t help but be drawn in

    Candateshia Pafford says: "OMG! So unexpected! So GOOOOOOD!!!!"
    "Enjoyable Fairytale Romance"
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    This could have been a formula romance but is set apart by the amount of detail the author includes. Instead of making the story drag, this makes the story and the characters more interesting. Combined with excellent narration, additional fun characters, and some steamy moments. this romance exceeded my expectations and was definitely worth a credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Love Unrehearsed: The Love Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Tina Reber
    • Narrated By Madeleine Maby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (426)
    Performance
    (391)
    Story
    (393)

    When A-list movie star Ryan Christensen ducked into her pub to escape his screaming fans, never in a million years did Taryn Mitchell think her life was about to change forever. But now, eight months later, after a whirlwind romance, Taryn wakes up in Ryan’s Hollywood hotel room to find a diamond to die for on her left ring finger - and her face splashed across the cover of every gossip magazine. Ryan’s very public proposal is catnip to the tabloids, his management team is worried, and Taryn must figure out how a small town girl like her fits into his glittering world.

    laurie eller says: "loved it better than unscripted..."
    "Solid Romance"
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    Good follow-up to "Love Unscripted" that continues the story of Taryn and Ryan. The narrator is excellent and the story unfolds as expected. My only problem with this book is that the final chapters seem very rushed. Most of the story is told in detail and it disappointingly finishes too quickly. It felt as though the author had a deadline to meet and was racing to completion. It is still well worth a credit.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • From This Moment On: The Sullivans, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Bella Andre
    • Narrated By Eva Kaminsky
    Overall
    (569)
    Performance
    (509)
    Story
    (517)

    For 36 years, Marcus Sullivan has been the responsible older brother, stepping in to take care of his seven siblings after their father died when they were children. But when the perfectly ordered future he's planned for himself turns out to be nothing but a lie, Marcus needs one reckless night to shake free from it all. Nicola Harding is known throughout the world by only one name - Nico - for her catchy, sensual pop songs. Only what no one knows about the 25-year-old singer is that her sex-kitten image is totally false.

    CAROLYN says: "Another winner from Ms. Andre"
    "Entertaining and Fun"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This series is light and entertaining. If you are expecting great literature, you will be disappointed, but if you are looking for a well-written romance that follows the traditional formula, these stories are fun. The narration is easy to listen to, the Sullivan family are too good to be true, but likeable, and Bella Andre writes a steamy love scene as well as any I've read. Good for bedtime listening of if you want to switch your brain off and enjoy yourself.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Can't Help Falling in Love: The Sullivans, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Bella Andre
    • Narrated By Eva Kaminsky
    Overall
    (439)
    Performance
    (400)
    Story
    (400)

    Gabe Sullivan risks his life every day as a firefighter in San Francisco. But after learning a brutal lesson about professional boundaries, he knows better than to risk his heart to his fire victims ever again. Especially the brave mother and daughter he saved from a deadly apartment fire... and can't stop thinking about. Megan Harris knows she owes the heroic firefighter everything for running into a burning building to save her and her seven-year-old daughter. Everything except her heart.

    CAROLYN says: "ANOTHER WORTHY WINNER FROM MS. ANDRE"
    "Entertaining and Fun"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This series is light and entertaining. If you are expecting great literature, you will be disappointed, but if you are looking for a well-written romance that follows the traditional formula, these stories are fun. The narration is easy to listen to, the Sullivan family are too good to be true, but likeable, and Bella Andre writes a steamy love scene as well as any I've read. Good for bedtime listening of if you want to switch your brain off and enjoy yourself.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I Only Have Eyes for You: The Sullivans, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Bella Andre
    • Narrated By Eva Kaminsky
    Overall
    (460)
    Performance
    (412)
    Story
    (423)

    Sophie Sullivan, a librarian in San Francisco, was five years old when she fell head over heels in love with Jake McCann. Twenty years later, she's convinced the notorious bad boy still sees her as the "nice" Sullivan twin. That is, when he bothers to look at her at all. But when they both get caught up in the magic of the first Sullivan wedding, she knows it's long past time to do whatever it takes to make him see her for who she truly is...the woman who will love him forever.

    Angelia says: "More, More, Please! This was awsome!"
    "Entertaining and Fun"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This series is light and entertaining. If you are expecting great literature, you will be disappointed, but if you are looking for a well-written romance that follows the traditional formula, these stories are fun. The narration is easy to listen to, the Sullivan family are too good to be true, but likeable, and Bella Andre writes a steamy love scene as well as any I've read. Good for bedtime listening of if you want to switch your brain off and enjoy yourself.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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