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  • The Rancher: Redbourne Series, Book One - Cole's Story

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Kelli Ann Morgan
    • Narrated By Troy Duran
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (97)
    Performance
    (92)
    Story
    (92)

    Abby McCallister can ride and shoot better than any man she's ever met, but when the threat of losing her ranch forces her to find a husband, she is unprepared for the mysterious stranger who takes her hand and evokes in her a sudden desire to be a lady fit for his arm. He'd sworn to protect her. He couldn't do that if she married someone else.... Cole Redbourne, immersed in guilt over the accident that claimed his best friend, discovers there was nothing accidental about it.

    Kristin says: "Great beginning to a series....I hope!"
    "Great beginning to a series....I hope!"
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    This is a historical western romance novel just in case that is an issue for anyone. It wasn't for me but I missed that info at the time of purchase. The story was good. A couple of twists and turns keeps you guessing and all the characters were very likable.
    Cole's Story is the first in what I assume will be a series. He is the youngest of seven brothers. All totally hot and I can't wait to meet them.

    I'm getting to where I do more research on the narrator because that is such a huge factor in how I feel about the characters. The story can be great and have strong characters but if the narrator stinks and makes them sound horrible then its really hard to get past it. That said, Troy Duran is AWESOME!!!!!! He makes the big studly cowboys come to life and all the secondary characters become exactly who they need to be. He also does a great job with his female characters. Everyone was very believable and paired with a good story makes this a really good book.

    I will definitely buy the rest of the series especially is Duran continues to be the narrator.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Bright Side

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Kim Holden
    • Narrated By Roger Wayne, Lidia Dornet
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (20)

    Kate Sedgwick's life has been anything but typical. She's endured hardship and tragedy, but throughout it all she remains happy and optimistic (there's a reason her best friend, Gus, calls her Bright Side). Kate is strong willed, funny, smart, and musically gifted. She's also never believed in love. So when Kate leaves San Diego to attend college in the small town of Grant, Minnesota, the last thing she expects is to fall in love with Keller Banks.

    Celeste says: "*****Amazing"
    "Sad"
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    SPOILERS: This is a beautiful story and was very well written. The characters were interesting and the narrators did a great job. The story seemed true to life and very believable. Only problem was that it was the saddest story I think I have read in a long time, if ever. I don't think I have ever cried this much over a book and felt this empty after I finished. Totally worth it if you don't mind the heartbreak. I prefer HEAs so I wish I knew what I was getting into because it will be awhile before I get past the sad. Just too sad for my taste. I gave it five stars because everything was great as far as the story and narration goes. It just wasn't what I like to read. Totally depressed with red puffy eyes now.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • One Night: Promised

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Jodi Ellen Malpas
    • Narrated By Edita Brychta
    Overall
    (432)
    Performance
    (392)
    Story
    (390)

    All he wants is one night to worship her. No feelings, no commitment, nothing but pleasure. Every defense mechanism Livy has adopted during her solitary life is at risk of being obliterated by this confounding man. He's obnoxious but well-mannered. He's a gentleman but aloof. He's passionate but emotionless. Yet the fascination is so powerful, Livy can't deny him - or herself. M awakens something in Livy, something deep and addictive that she never knew existed - and that she fears only he can satisfy.

    Joan says: "Heart warming and yet Heart Wrenching..."
    "Dragged"
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    I thought this book dragged on and on and on. In fact, I was not really that good. The best part about it was Miller's sarcasm. Loved that side of him. That was actually pretty funny. The rest was boring. Sorry.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Axel: Corps Security, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Harper Sloan
    • Narrated By Abby Craden, Sean Crisden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (371)
    Performance
    (343)
    Story
    (343)

    Isabelle West has learned the hard way how hard life can be when fate isn't by your side. For the last two years Isabelle has been slowly clearing the clouds of her past. Happiness is finally on the horizon. She has a thriving business, great friends, and her life back. All she has to do is jump over the last hurdle... her ex-husband. Axel never thought he would look into the eyes of Isabelle West again, and he wasn't sure he wanted to now.

    Jenny Red says: "HOT! PROTECTIVE ALPHA'S!"
    "Couldn't take female narration."
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    I have read this series and it is one of my all time favorites. Love, love, love! I loved it so much I thought I would listen as well but I could hardly get past the first chapter. Over time of listening to Ms. Craden she has become so overly dramatic and angsty and just way too much. I just can't listen anymore. Sorry. I recommend reading it. But I loved Mr. Crisden. I really am sorry, Abby. Just to whiny.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Master: The Game Maker, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Kresley Cole
    • Narrated By Kimberly Alexis
    Overall
    (437)
    Performance
    (396)
    Story
    (396)

    Rich, irresistible politician/Mafiya boss Maksimilian Sevastyan prefers tall, obedient blondes to fulfill his...complicated desires. That is until the icy Russian encounters a disobedient brunette whose exquisite little body threatens his legendary restraint.

    Katheryne says: "Sinfully Seductive"
    "Awesome!"
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    This was really good. May be better than the first book. Lots of humor. Very clever. Romance, suspense, humor! Loved it.
    The narrator was unbelievable! So good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hero

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Samantha Young
    • Narrated By Angelica Lee
    Overall
    (393)
    Performance
    (361)
    Story
    (357)

    Alexa Holland's father was her hero - until her shocking discovery that her mother and she weren't his only family. Ever since, Alexa has worked to turn her life in a different direction and forge her own identity outside of his terrible secrets. But when she meets a man who's as damaged by her father's mistakes as she is, Alexa must help him.

    Kyjia says: "Same old fifty shades based plot :("
    "I don't know who even wrote this!"
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    This does not sound like Samantha Young's writing. I could not even finish it. There was no intrigue. Could predict everything that was happening and was overly dramatic. Is it just me or does anyone else cringe when the writing is so corny? People don't converse like this.
    Unfortunately, the narrator was not good either. My ears hurt from the whole thing and I had to turn it off. Sorry.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • After the Rain

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Renee Carlino
    • Narrated By Abby Craden, Kris Koscheski
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    Nate Myers graduated from UCLA medical school at the top of his class, ready to follow in the footsteps of his father, a superstar cardiothoracic surgeon. Six years later, Nate's career is being ruined by a malpractice suit. Questioning himself for the first time, he retreats to a Montana cattle ranch to visit his uncle and gain perspective. There he meets a beautiful young woman named Avelina who teaches him more than he ever knew about matters of the heart.

    Kristin says: "Who wrote this?"
    "Who wrote this?"
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    I loved "Sweet Thing" so I am wondering who wrote this book. It is so corny that I am having trouble connecting this author with the one who wrote "Sweet Thing". Maybe it actually gets better toward the end but I am about half way through and I just can't finish it. Uncomfortable cringing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Crazy Good

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Rachel Robinson
    • Narrated By Marc Bachmann, Shirl Rae
    Overall
    (171)
    Performance
    (159)
    Story
    (162)

    Navy SEAL Maverick Hart has everything. Women want him. Grown men idolize him. The job, the glory - it's all his. Not because it's handed to him but because he works hard for it. The second his sights lock on something, he owns it-or destroys it. Windsor Forbes only takes calculated risks in her profession and in her personal life. After being left at the altar by the only person she's ever loved, the very last thing she's looking for is a relationship - especially the insane brand an arrogant Navy SEAL is offering.

    Yvette says: "WHAT BEAUTIFUL DEPTH AND EMOTION WITHIN THIS LOVE!"
    "Slow at first but it picks up."
    Overall
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    It starts out slow but picks up in the second half. Filled with some fluff which gets a little boring. Still it was okay, especially the second half.

    As for the narrators, they were ok. Shirl Rae is someone I have heard before but has changed her name. I would know that giggle anywhere.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Ugly Love

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Colleen Hoover
    • Narrated By Grace Grant, Deacon Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (452)
    Performance
    (420)
    Story
    (416)

    When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she doesn't think it's love at first sight. They wouldn't even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn't want love, she doesn't have time for love, so that just leaves the sex.

    Missy says: "Another release day dedicated to C. Hoover!"
    "Ugh!"
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    Maybe I'm just over the whole broken soul dragging his heart around for hours of listening torture to be miraculously healed by some chick hopping into bed with him. It's just so dumb. The story line is weak and is mainly filled with fluff of the same agonizing dilema over and over and over and over and all they do is have sex that just gets monotonous. The dialogue is mainly in their heads so very little interaction...aside from the sex....which wasn't that good.
    As for the narrators...Grace Grant was really choppy at times in her reading and Deacon Lee isnt always the strongest narrator but in his defense his character was pretty weak so what are you going to do?
    Ugh!!!

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • If You Leave: The Beautifully Broken Series: Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Courtney Cole
    • Narrated By J. F. Harding, Suehyla El-Attar
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (22)

    Ex-Army Ranger Gabriel Vincent is a badass hero. Or he used to be. Home from Afghanistan, Gabe can't stop thinking about that one horrible night on the battlefield, a night that changed his life forever. He knows he's messed up, but with the help of a little beer and a lot more women, he's keeping it together. Until he meets Madison Hill. Madison is happily single - or so she thinks. After the tragic death of her parents, she took on the responsibility of running the family restaurant, and that's just about all she has time to worry about. Until she meets Gabriel....

    Kristin says: "Heavy"
    "Heavy"
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    The story was heavy but could be healing for someone interested in PTSD or abusive parents. You get a HEA but its a lot of serious going on.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Damaged, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By H. M. Ward
    • Narrated By Kitty Bang
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (73)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (68)

    Life sucks. And, as soon as Sidney picks up the pieces something always knocks her back onto her butt. It's never pretty, but this time is different. This time pretty isn't even the right word. Peter is the personification of perfection. It's like he fell off his angel perch in purgatory, because let's face it - any guy that hot has got to be naughty. He was probably sent here to ruin her life. Peter is beyond beautiful with his sexy blue eyes, dark hair, and toned body. Add in his charming wit and Peter is everything Sidney ever wanted in a man, but when things get hot and heavy Peter shows her the door.

    Kristin says: "dnf"
    "dnf"
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    I stopped when the female character disclosed her damaged soul and then the male character said "well, I might as well tell you I'm damaged, too and I don't think I'll be undamaged anytime soon but we can still have sex." Just ridiculous. I couldn't continue.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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