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Maureen

A romantic at heart, don't mind hot and steamy. I like alpha male characters to have a male narrator.

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  • Eyes Wide Open: The Blackstone Affair, Part 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Raine Miller
    • Narrated By Grace Grant, Shane East
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (610)
    Performance
    (579)
    Story
    (578)

    Big surprises are on the horizon for Ethan and Brynne as they struggle to adjust to what life has thrown at them. Demons from the past are threatening to destroy the passionate bond they’ve forged despite their vow that nothing will ever keep them apart. A truly devastating loss coupled with the promise of a new hope opens their eyes to what is most important, but is it possible for the lovers to move on from the painful histories that continue to haunt them?

    Katheryne says: "Perfection"
    "Blackstone Affair Trilogy"
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    What did you love best about Eyes Wide Open?

    I enjoyed the directness and frailty of Brynne and Ethan's characters and the extended family relationships.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Eyes Wide Open?

    Loved the references to the lion fish and the horror of the Afghanistan experience.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I loved Ethan's playful streak with wee Zara, after a lot of sex, it was refreshing.


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

    Yes, I needed to know how the story was going to finish.


    Any additional comments?

    I thought that Grace Grant and Shane East were fantastic narrators. It was nice to hear a rich Alpha male voice. Bring on more true male voices !

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Pretty Instinct

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By S. E. Hall
    • Narrated By Kitty Bang
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (412)
    Performance
    (379)
    Story
    (378)

    "If opposites attract, then I am nothing. Because you, you are everything." There's no easy road traveled to such an intense sentiment, one I never dreamt I'd feel. But I also never planned on Cannon Blackwell climbing aboard my tour bus.

    CAROLYN says: "NOW HOLD ON BECAUSE I'M ABOUT TO GUSH HERE......."
    "Brilliant & Funny"
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    Great writing, great characters!! Adored Connor. One of the best storied Ive heard in a long while. Looking forward to reading another S E Hall.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bound to Him: The Billionaire's Beck and Call, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Delilah Fawkes
    • Narrated By Anne Johnstonbrown
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (19)

    Isabeau is happier than ever, loving and living with Chase Drake, her husband and dominant master. But when her younger sister, Lucy, shows up at her doorstep, she knows trouble is on the horizon. Their brother Alex is in deep again with a bad crowd, but this time, Lucy doesn't have the money to bail him out. Alex's life is on the line if he doesn't pay soon, but since he's in jail, it's up to the sisters to come to his rescue.

    Maureen says: "May have been good"
    "May have been good"
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    Sorry - but I couldn't finish due to narrators voice after the first chapter. Mens voices should be narrated by men.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dirty

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Megan Hart
    • Narrated By Elenna Stauffer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1033)
    Performance
    (456)
    Story
    (453)

    This is what happened: I met him at the candy store. He turned and smiled at me and I was surprised enough to smile back. This was not a children's candy store, mind you, this was the kind of place you went to buy expensive imported chocolate truffles for your boss' wife because you felt guilty for having sex with him when you were both at a conference in Milwaukee.

    Cynthia says: "Can't get enough!"
    "Good story - annoying narration"
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    Didnt finish due to narrator's voice. Men's voice sounded young and like had cancer. Women's sounded young and Elle's voice didnt measure up to her supposed intelligence

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Driven: Driven Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 1 min)
    • By K. Bromberg
    • Narrated By Tatiana Sokolov
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (763)
    Performance
    (702)
    Story
    (709)

    In a world full of willing women, I'm a challenge to the roguish and achingly handsome Colton Donavan. A man used to getting exactly what he wants in all aspects of life. He's the reckless bad boy constantly skating that razor-thin edge toward out of control, on and off of the track.

    Dalmania says: "Not Driven Far Enough"
    "A Great series"
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    Would you listen to Driven again? Why?

    yes, I've read the series twice now. Love Colton and Riley's story, the storyline of which which is different to the usual romance stories. Still has it's fair share of hot sex.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I was quite emotional ( sad and funny) on many occasions. I especially liked Beck's personality and his and Colton's relationship.


    Any additional comments?

    Great story for TV movie.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Captivated by You: Crossfire Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Sylvia Day
    • Narrated By Jill Redfield, Jeremy York
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1621)
    Performance
    (1448)
    Story
    (1448)

    Gideon calls me his angel, but he's the miracle in my life. My gorgeous, wounded warrior, so determined to slay my demons while refusing to face his own. The vows we'd exchanged should have bound us tighter than blood and flesh. Instead they opened old wounds, exposed pain and insecurities, and lured bitter enemies out of the shadows. I felt him slipping from my grasp, my greatest fears becoming my reality, my love tested in ways I wasn't sure I was strong enough to bear.

    Ex-Student says: "What... what?!?!?"
    "One of my favourite series so far"
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    Any additional comments?

    Personally, I think Gideon and Eva's story is better than Fifty Shades. I hope it is made into a TV movie. Great but not as kinky. I would strongly recommend reading all 4 books in sequence because you forget the details, and lose the mood, especially if you read a lot of books. I often go back and read the whole series again, which you can with Audible.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Hold Me in Contempt: A Romance

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Wendy Williams
    • Narrated By Rasha Jay
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (56)

    Kimberly Kind is trying to get beyond her roots. A successful, beautiful, smart lawyer, she's finally finding direction in her life and getting out of the streets. But a terrible accident threatens to throw her carefully laid plans off course. Now Kim's hiding a huge secret…one that could threaten everything. Enter King. A perfect mix of Justin Timberlake and David Beckham, the man oozes sex and has more swagger than anyone Kim's ever met. Their chemistry is off the charts. But after passion-filled nights, the intensity of their emotions takes both of them by surprise.

    Amazon Customer says: "Pleasantly Surprised!"
    "Not for Me - thanks."
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    What disappointed you about Hold Me in Contempt?

    Don't like the cultural narration - found it irritating.


    Any additional comments?

    I have tried to return it and find I can not. Very disappointed in Audible as I have purchased a lot of books from you. Very weary now.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Husband's Regret: Unwanted, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Natasha Anders
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (132)
    Performance
    (127)
    Story
    (129)

    Tall and thin, twenty-eight-year-old Bronwyn Palmer has become positively gaunt, a ghost of her former self. That self was - and still is - the wife of a rich, handsome executive with an ocean-view house and his own security staff. It was in that house, two years ago, that Bryce Palmer learned Bronwyn was pregnant with their first child. But Bryce’s rage over his impending fatherhood touched off a chain reaction of emotional and physical traumas that wounded them both.

    Candateshia Pafford says: "Great sequal!"
    "romantic story with a refreshing difference"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I was unused to the South African accent and found it difficult to understand at times


    Would you recommend A Husband's Regret to your friends? Why or why not?

    Maybe as a reader.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Change narrators


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Who We Are: FireNine, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By S. Q. Williams
    • Narrated By Christian Fox, Veronica Meunch
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (216)
    Performance
    (203)
    Story
    (200)

    Eight months. That's how long it's been since Eliza last saw Gage, and they both feel as if they don't deserve one another's forgiveness. He screwed up. She walked away without looking back. They'll try and make up all the time they've lost with one another, that is, until they're facing the choices of either going their separate ways, or hanging on and fighting for dear life. The fights will be endless. The heartache will be real. The demons will return, and they won't back down without a fight.

    Scotty says: "I'm still surprise at how this captured me!"
    "Great story, well told"
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    What made the experience of listening to Who We Are the most enjoyable?

    Interesting details about band life, hot romance and satisfying ending.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Really liked Gage's character and quiet sexy manner. Montana was a hoot!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Goodly amount of many emotions


    Any additional comments?

    Though the narrators were very good. Especially the rich tenor of Christians alpha voice

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Twisted

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Emma Chase
    • Narrated By Charlotte Penfield
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (550)
    Performance
    (515)
    Story
    (518)

    When spontaneous and carefree meets cautious and responsible, falling in love can get just a little Twisted

    There are two kinds of people in this world: the ones who look first, and the ones who leap. I’ve always been more of a looker. A planner. Cautious. Then I met Drew Evans. He was so persistent. So sure of himself. He made it easy to leap with him.

    Did you think Drew and I were going to ride off into the sunset and live happily ever after? So did I. But life is about choices, and Drew already made his. In fact, he tried to decide for the both of us—but you know that’s not my style. So I came back to Greenville, to spend some time alone . . . sort of.

    Because old habits die hard, and sometimes you have to go back to where you began before you can move ahead again.

    momx4b says: "Annoying and disappointing"
    "Passionate & sexy - great ending ! Loved it !"
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    If you could sum up Twisted in three words, what would they be?

    Passionate, humourous, entertaining.


    What other book might you compare Twisted to and why?

    Depth of emotion and passion ? - Crossfire & Fifty (without the kinky stuff) series.


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

    No, haven't.


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

    Lots of them. I thought the swear jar was hilarious in both Tangled and Twisted. I also loved the family meal conversations; Drew's relationship with McKenzie; Dolores character was brilliant etc


    Any additional comments?

    I just loved the Character of Drew. And even more so with Sebastian York as narrator. But then I look for books Sebastian narrates.
    Emma - the books were a great read. Passion, romance, humour - an unbeatable combination. More please.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Off the Record: The Record, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By K. A. Linde
    • Narrated By Natalie Ross
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (414)
    Performance
    (381)
    Story
    (382)

    When Liz Dougherty’s first reporting assignment for her North Carolina college newspaper finds her covering a state senator’s impromptu press conference, she has no idea how drastically her life is about to change. Senator Brady Maxwell may look the part with his devastating good looks and impeccable style, but his politics rub Liz the wrong way, and she’s not going to let him off easy. Liz’s hardball question catches Brady off guard and shows her editor, Hayden Lane, that she’s headed places as journalist. But to Liz’s surprise, she’s also headed for a secret, high-stakes romance with Brady Maxwell.

    Maureen says: "Sex and Politics - a fraught combination"
    "Sex and Politics - a fraught combination"
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    If you could sum up Off the Record in three words, what would they be?

    Absorbing, emotional, interesting,


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Off the Record?

    After the build up - the emotional end without doubt - then to be CONTINUED, really !


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Some of the men's voices sounded the same.


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

    I looked forward to hearing Brady's speech at the outcome of the primary election, wondering want the future would hold for Liz. In the end I felt she had been emotionally abused by the relationship.


    Any additional comments?

    Gives readers a behind the scenes look into the worlds of journalism and politics.
    I would recommend readers wait until the second book is out before they read book 1. It really is frustrating to be left hanging. If the second book isn't out until August 2014, I will lose the thread, some of the details and the fantastic build up to the end of book 1.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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