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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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  • Jacked Up: Fast Track Series, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Erin McCarthy
    • Narrated By Emily Durante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (39)

    Eve Monroe is a stock-car PR pro who puts her career first - until an on-track wardrobe malfunction reveals more than the sexy smile of jackman Nolan Ford. The video's become an internet sensation, and it's Eve's job to calm the sponsors and put a spin on the unexpected exposure.

    It may be a public relations job, but now that Eve's seen what's under Nolan's crew suit, it's gotten personal. After a few dates she has Nolan pretty revved up. If only she'd learn to relax and enjoy it.

    barb says: "Romance with HEAT!"
    "Romance with HEAT!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I love the series and I'm not even a NASCAR fan!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Jacked Up?

    The birthday party


    What about Emily Durante’s performance did you like?

    She puts sizzle and passion into the characters.


    Any additional comments?

    Looking forward to the next in the series!

    1 of 1 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
    (42)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (41)

    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.

    CAROLYN says: "A TRAGIC, BITTER-SWEET & EMOTIONAL LOVE STORY"
    "Hello Alphas!"
    Overall
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    What did you love best about Axel?

    Everything!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Axel...a loving, caring, perfect hot alpha!


    What about Abby Craden and Sean Crisden ’s performance did you like?

    Sean has THE sexiest voice!


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

    Yes and I did!


    Any additional comments?

    Please oh please release the rest of the series on audio!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Breakable: Contours of the Heart, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Tammara Webber
    • Narrated By Zachary Webber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (230)
    Performance
    (216)
    Story
    (219)

    As a child, Landon Lucas Maxfield believed his life was perfect and looked forward to a future filled with promise - until tragedy tore his family apart and made him doubt everything he ever believed. All he wanted was to leave the past behind. When he met Jacqueline Wallace, his desire to be everything she needed came so easy.… As easy as it could be for a man who learned that the soul is breakable and that everything you hoped for could be ripped away in a heartbeat.

    The Reading Date says: "Unbreak my heart, Lucas!"
    "Wasted a credit"
    Overall
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    If this was combined as one book with both points of view...Easy Breakable? Not enough new stuff for it to be worthwhile.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Not a two book POV for sure!


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Zachary Webber?

    Narration was great...story just a rerun.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Breakable?

    Again, it should have been one book not two.


    Any additional comments?

    Just kinda feel ripped off...I have enjoyed several other books by this author until this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lick: Stage Dive, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Kylie Scott
    • Narrated By Andi Arndt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1320)
    Performance
    (1238)
    Story
    (1242)

    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!"
    Overall
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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
    (198)
    Performance
    (179)
    Story
    (179)

    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.

    Lydia says: "Fun - Easy Listen"
    "Mountain love!"
    Overall
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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.

    2 of 3 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
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (35)

    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
    (139)
    Performance
    (129)
    Story
    (132)

    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?"
    Overall
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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"
    Overall
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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
    Overall
    (1335)
    Performance
    (1230)
    Story
    (1240)

    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.

    Sara Donati says: "No Sex in the City"
    ""O" So Much Fun!"
    Overall
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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
    (112)
    Performance
    (109)
    Story
    (112)

    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!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    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!

    5 of 5 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
    (4413)
    Performance
    (2654)
    Story
    (2670)

    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 Fairchild 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

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