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I'm totally addicted to audio books! I listen when my eyes get too tired to read and when I am driving or just don't want to sit and read!

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  • Lick: Stage Dive, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Kylie Scott
    • Narrated By Andi Arndt
    Overall
    (408)
    Performance
    (386)
    Story
    (389)

    Waking up in Vegas was never meant to be like this. Evelyn Thomas' plans for celebrating her 21st birthday in Las Vegas were big. Huge. But she sure never meant to wake up on the bathroom floor with a hangover to rival the black plague, a very attractive half-naked tattooed man in her room, and a diamond on her finger large enough to scare King Kong. Now if she could just remember how it all happened.One thing is certain, being married to one of the hottest rock stars on the planet is sure to be a wild ride.

    Jordy says: "4.5 Lickable Rock Stars!"
    "Oh My!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Lick the most enjoyable?

    This is a great romance! It's also very hot,hot, hot and impossible to put down.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Lick?

    When they went away for the weekend and actually talked about what happened.


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

    She has that great ability to distinguish both male and female voices without sounding cartoon like. I love how she brings so much emotion to the story.


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

    Hot Rock and true Love?


    Any additional comments?

    This was a wonderful surprise read. I say it's a great use of a credit!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • All You Need Is Love: Green Mountain, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Marie Force
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
    Overall
    (102)
    Performance
    (89)
    Story
    (88)

    When Cameron Murphy heads to Vermont to build a website for a new client, she imagines a more relaxing trip than she gets. After wrecking her car by colliding with the town moose, she meets the most handsome hero she’s ever seen. Unfortunately, her savior, Will Abbott, is also the son of her client - and he wants nothing to do with the new website or the city girl creating it. For all Will cares, Cameron can march her fancy boots right out of town and out of his family’s business. But he can’t seem to get her out of his head.

    Linda says: "Story and narration were sub par"
    "Mountain love!"
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    What made the experience of listening to All You Need Is Love the most enjoyable?

    I love great audio books for when i'm driving, working around the house and when my eyes are just tired from reading too much. I tend to buy my favorite authors on audio, like Marie Force, so I can listen over and over.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I fell in love with the whole family but especially Will and Elmer.


    What about Kate Rudd’s performance did you like?

    I enjoy Kate Rudd. She makes the characters come to life with unique voice changes and mannerisms.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    There were so many great moments in this story! I loved when Molly met Cam and she just accepted her like she new she needed a mother and family.


    Any additional comments?

    Marie makes every character so real, so unique but always united by love, friends and family.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Rocky Mountain Angel: Six Pack Ranch Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Vivian Arend
    • Narrated By Tatiana Sokolov
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    Allison Parker needs a convincing excuse to come home to Rocky Mountain House, a hopelessly romantic reason that won't let her mother suspect the truth - that Allison has discovered Mom is keeping a terrible secret from the family. Gabe Coleman is struggling with two of the roughest parts of ranching: dealing with his bull-headed mule of a father and making enough to pay the bills. When his old friend Allison offers to help him develop his ideas for organic ranching - in return for pretending to be her fiancé - it sounds like the perfect set-up.

    CAROLYN says: "CUPID'S ARROW HITS ANOTHER SEXY CANADIAN COWBOY"
    "Perfect cowboy love!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Rocky Mountain Angel to be better than the print version?

    I only have the audible version and I love it.


    What other book might you compare Rocky Mountain Angel to and why?

    I really like this whole series by Vivian Arend. What I like most about Gabe's story is that even though the relationship started out wrong, they really didn't lie to anybody or each other. It was awesome to read about a true romance, all about love, family and doing the right things. The hot sex was just the icing on the cake!


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

    I think she does a great job!


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

    Friends discover love while helping each other through difficult times!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • My Favorite Mistake

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Chelsea M. Cameron
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (112)
    Performance
    (106)
    Story
    (107)

    Two secrets. One bet. Who will break first? Taylor Caldwell can't decide if she wants to kiss her new college roommate or punch him. On the one hand, Hunter Zaccadelli is a handsome blue-eyed bundle of charm. On the other, he's a tattooed, guitar-playing bad boy. Maybe that's why Taylor's afraid of falling in love with him, or anyone else. She doesn't want to get burned, so she needs him gone before it's too late.

    Jordy says: "Mega Swoon Worthy New Adult Romance"
    "Whine anyone?"
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    Would you try another book from Chelsea M. Cameron and/or Kate Rudd?

    ♡ them both...this story line was long on hate/disfunction and short on love/healing. It had potential for a great story but it was just O.K.


    What was most disappointing about Chelsea M. Cameron’s story?

    Secrets kept too long. By the time they came out I didn't care as much as I was thankful to get on with the story!


    What three words best describe Kate Rudd’s performance?

    She was great!


    Did My Favorite Mistake inspire you to do anything?

    Kinda fast forward thru the middle...


    Any additional comments?

    Loved Hunter but really got tired of Taylor and her bipolarish issues. Too much build up to what "almost" happened to her and very little on what actually happened to him.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Man for the Job

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Marie-Nicole Ryan
    • Narrated By Aria McKenna
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (3)

    Lust - or is it love - at first sight. Ex-police detective Mike Carlton considers bodyguard work a necessary evil - it pays the bills. But he changes his mind as soon as attorney Gwyn Wells waltzes into his office. A stalker? Yes, he'll guard her all night long if necessary. All he has to do is convince this uptight attorney with a fondness for Italian shoes and a propensity for getting in trouble, that he's The Man for the Job...and the man for her.

    barb says: "BORING characters and BAD Narrator"
    "BORING characters and BAD Narrator"
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    What disappointed you about The Man for the Job?

    No feeling of connection between characters. Just kind of the facts and no feeling.


    What could Marie-Nicole Ryan have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Less number of characters and/or more development of the main characters.


    What didn’t you like about Aria McKenna’s performance?

    Her style was emotionless...like the whole book.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointed to have wasted a credit.


    Any additional comments?

    Thought the ending was good. Just took too long to get there.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Wallbanger

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Alice Clayton
    • Narrated By Heather Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1097)
    Performance
    (1010)
    Story
    (1017)

    Thanks to paper-thin walls and the guy’s athletic prowess, Carolyn is gaining an - um - intimate knowledge of her new neighbor's nocturnal adventures. And since Caroline is currently on a self-imposed "dating hiatus," and her neighbor is clearly lethally attractive to women, she finds her fantasies keep her awake even longer than the noise. So when the wallbanging threatens to literally bounce her out of bed, Caroline, clad in sexual frustration and a pink baby-doll nightie, confronts Simon Parker, her heard-but-never-seen neighbor.

    Mon says: "Not sure what all the fuss is about"
    ""O" So Much Fun!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Wallbanger the most enjoyable?

    The narrator made it come to life! I laughed outloud often, such a fun listen!


    What other book might you compare Wallbanger to and why?

    Very unique story line and I'm a sucker for romantic comedies. I love to laugh! The only other books that made me laugh this much are "and one last thing" by Molly Harper and anything by Jill Shalvis, Rachel Gibson and Susan Andersen.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Its hard to choose just one but I think when the cat decided to protect Caroline from Simon during sex.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Simon came back early from Spain to find out why?


    Any additional comments?

    More Heather Smith and Alice Clayton please!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rock the Band: Black Falcon, Book 1.5

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Michelle A. Valentine
    • Narrated By Allen Steele
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (84)
    Performance
    (81)
    Story
    (84)

    After Noel Falcon professed his love to the one girl who truly holds his heart in the palm of her hand, he decides to try his damnedest to keep Lane Vance in his life forever this time. There's no way he'll let her slip through his fingers again without a fight. The instant they are together Noel begins to plot a way to ask his headstrong ladylove to be his wife, but every attempt to pop the question is foiled by a string of mishaps that prevents him from getting the job done before he goes back on tour with Black Falcon.

    Karen says: "Love the story. Hate the narrator!"
    "HORRIBLE NARRATION!"
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    Would you try another book from Michelle A. Valentine and/or Allen Steele?

    Yes, I only bought this book because of the first book in the series. I was so excited to get this one that I preordered it and boy what a dissappointment!


    What was most disappointing about Michelle A. Valentine’s story?

    Honestly I haven't even finished the book...the narration is so bad!


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    IT WAS AWEFULL!


    Any additional comments?

    This was a wasted credit!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Naked in Death: In Death, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3844)
    Performance
    (2138)
    Story
    (2153)

    Eve Dallas is a New York police lieutenant hunting for a ruthless killer. In over 10 years on the force, she's seen it all - and knows that her survival depends on her instincts. And she's going against every warning telling her not to get involved with Roarke, an Irish billionaire - and suspect in Eve's murder investigation. But passion and seduction have rules of their own, and it's up to Eve to take a chance in the arms of a man she knows nothing about - except the addictive hunger of needing his touch.

    Felicity says: "Don't Judge the Series by the First Book!"
    "Didn't do a thing for me"
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    Would you try another book from J. D. Robb and/or Susan Ericksen?

    I doubt that I will try the author again, I just couldn't get interested in it.


    Has Naked in Death turned you off from other books in this genre?

    I don't think this is a genre for me, so yes.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Susan Ericksen’s performances?

    I didn't have a problem with the narration, so I am willing to try one of hers again.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Just disappointment...not my interest really.


    Any additional comments?

    I should have read more reviews before buying. I think this was a special deal and that's why I gave it a shot.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Line of Scrimmage

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Marie Force
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (49)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (45)

    Susannah finally has a peaceful, calm life and a no-surprises man. Marriage to football superstar Ryan Sanderson was a whirlwind of passion, heat, energy, and excitement, but Susannah got sick of playing second fiddle to his team, watching women throwing themselves at him, and living in terror of the hard hits he took on the field. With their divorce just days from being final, she's already planning a wedding with her new fiance.... Ryan has just ten days to convince his soon-to-be ex-wife to give him a second chance.

    Kristin says: "Pretty good."
    "Football, sexy cowboy and sizzle!"
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    If you could sum up Line of Scrimmage in three words, what would they be?

    Love, loss, betrayal


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Henry, so fun to see that he gets what he deserves in the end.


    Which character – as performed by Tanya Eby – was your favorite?

    Love Tanya Eby and she does them all well. My favorite is Susie though.


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

    Definitely!


    Any additional comments?

    More please!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Bet Me

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Jennifer Crusie
    • Narrated By Deanna Hurst
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1232)
    Performance
    (610)
    Story
    (624)

    Min Dobbs knows that happily-ever-after is a fairy tale, especially with a man who asked her to dinner to win a bet. Cal Morrisey knows commitment is impossible, especially with a woman as cranky as Min Dobbs. When they say good-bye at the end of their evening, they cut their losses and agree never to see each other again. But Fate has other plans.

    Amazon Customer says: "Another win!"
    "Huh?"
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    What did you like best about Bet Me? What did you like least?

    I really tried to listen to this 4 or 5 times but I kept falling asleep. Just could not get into the story at all. I had a hard time keeping track of who was trying to hook up with who and who was fooling who?


    Would you ever listen to anything by Jennifer Crusie again?

    Yes, I love many of her books! This just wasn't one of them. The characters were just not interesting and had little personality.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Did not distinguish between characters well at all...I think that was part of not being able to get into the story.


    Did Bet Me inspire you to do anything?

    Wish I hadn't wasted a credit...


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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