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  • Falke's Captive

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Anna Leigh Keaton, Madison Layle
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Matthews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (182)
    Performance
    (162)
    Story
    (162)

    A graduate student working in animal genetics, Beth Coldwell is in town to track and tag big cats in the wild. Her prospects for the summer only improve when she meets Kelan and Reidar Falke and decides the sexy brothers are the right pair to fulfill her other, less than scientific, desires…. But her research is a threat to the Falke family secret. When Kelan, in cougar form, is captured, that secret comes closer than ever to being revealed.

    Patricia says: "Great listening"
    "Steamy!"
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    Wow! Usually books that are this steamy don't have a very good story line. This one, however, has a very nice plot with interesting supporting characters. I was pleasantly surprised and will be getting other books in the series and maybe even listening to this one again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Eternal Beast: Mark of the Vampire, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Laura Wright
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (163)
    Performance
    (156)
    Story
    (156)

    Ever since his abduction by the Eternal Order of Vampires, Gray Donohue has finally found his true calling: vengeance. He will stop at nothing to bring his fellow Impure vampires the freedom they deserve. Now if he could just release his primal need for the beautiful vampire who saved his life-and rules his thoughts and desires.... After nearly killing the senator she was assigned to protect, Dillon is now in mortal danger. The jaguar within her has been unleashed, and she can no longer control it. Sex is the only thing that can tame her shift....

    Melanie says: "My Favorite Book"
    "Ready for it to end by the middle of the book"
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    For some reason I just couldn't get into this book. I didn't particularly care for the two main characters or the plot. The story was a little disjointed and seemed to stop and start a lot. The issues between the Gray and Dylan became a little annoying and monotonous. Also, new characters seemed to appear from no where, maybe trying to set up further books.

    The first three books in the series were okay and showed some potential, but this one fell short for me. I think this is probably the last book I will get in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gunmetal Magic

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Ilona Andrews
    • Narrated By Renée Raudman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (945)
    Performance
    (847)
    Story
    (852)

    After being kicked out of the Order of the Knights of Merciful Aid, Andrea's whole existence is in shambles. She tries to put herself back together by working for Cutting Edge, a small investigative firm owned by her best friend. When several shapeshifters working for Raphael Medrano-the male alpha of the Clan Bouda, and Andrea's former lover-die unexpectedly at a dig site, Andrea is assigned to investigate.

    Kelly says: "Enjoyable"
    "Enjoyable"
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    I enjoyed this book overall. It had enough action in it to keep it interesting, but also had some decent character development. The characters had enough depth to to pull you into their lives. I will definitely get another book in the series.

    The narration was okay, but narrator has some speech quirks that get on my nerves a little. After I got into the story I was able to ignore them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Mane Squeeze: Pride Series # 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Shelly Laurenston
    • Narrated By Charlotte Kane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (230)
    Performance
    (208)
    Story
    (213)

    Growing up on the tough Philly streets, Gwen O'Neill has learned how to fend for herself. But what is she supposed to do with a nice, suburban Jersey boy in the form of a massive Grizzly shifter? Especially one with a rather unhealthy fetish for honey, moose, and…uh…well, her. Yet despite his menacing ursine growl and four-inch claws, Gwen finds Lachlan "Lock" MacRyrie cute and really sweet. He actually watches out for her, protects her, and unlike the rest of her out-of-control family manages not to morbidly embarrass her.

    Candateshia Pafford says: "Absolutely Awesome!"
    "A little boring"
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    I like this series, but this book was a little boring compared to the others. The characters were okay, but didn't have much personality. There also wasn't much of a story line. It took me a long time to finish.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Heart of Stone: Gargoyles Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Christine Warren
    • Narrated By Laurel Wilson
    Overall
    (46)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (41)

    Ella Harrow is trying to carve out a normal life for herself. Well, as normal as an art geek with psychic abilities can hope for. As museum docent and gift shop manager, Ella is able to keep her distance from people - and her powers in check - while surrounding herself with the artifacts she loves. But how on earth is she supposed to act normal when a thousand-year-old statue on the museum's terrace suddenly comes to life?

    Candateshia Pafford says: "Pass"
    "Not bad, just a little slow."
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    I normally love Christine Warren, but this book was one of my least favorites. Maybe because the author was trying to establish the new series, there was very little story line and just a lot of background information. I'm hoping the next books in the series are better. I'll still get the next book.

    The narrator wasn't very convincing as the guy. It was a really fake sounding girl interpretation of a guy's voice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • In the Service of the King

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Laura Kaye
    • Narrated By Brock Thompson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (20)

    Kael, Warrior King of the Vampires, loathes the Night of the Proffering. He needs the blood of either his mate or a human virgin to maintain his strength, but hasn’t enjoyed the ritual since he lost his mate centuries ago. Kael doesn’t want a new companion, yet his resolve is tested when he lays eyes on his new offering, Shayla McKinnon. He is drawn to Shayla’s beauty and poise...and the submission she offers. She is eager to give him anything he wishes, including her innocence, to please him.

    Candateshia Pafford says: "Sooo Hot and steamy!"
    "Extremely short!!!"
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    This is closer to a novella than a full novel. It was extremely short and I feel a little cheated that I paid so much for it. However, it was a steamy little story that could be really developed into a great series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Heat: Big Bad Wolf Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Heather Killough-Walden
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
    Overall
    (253)
    Performance
    (220)
    Story
    (222)

    In the debut to Heather Killough-Walden's Big Bad Wolf series, Lily St. Claire is in for a surprise when she moves back to her Louisiana hometown and finds two alpha werewolves fighting to claim her as their mate. Contains mature themes.

    Robbie says: "Lots of Heat, Very Little Fire"
    "Just okay"
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    This book was okay, but nothing special. On the good side, it held my attention and I didn't think about returning it. However, it took me much longer to get through it because I wasn't driven to keep listening. The two main issues I had were a lack of real plot and lack of character development. It was just a series of kidnappings that were pretty random with little build up or background. The two main characters were underdeveloped, especially the guy. There was also no development between the two characters and their relationship.....he kidnapped her and made her "his"....end of development.

    The narration was "just okay" as well. I have heard much better and much worse.

    I won't be getting the next book in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beast Behaving Badly: Pride Series, #5

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Shelly Laurenston
    • Narrated By Charlotte Kane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (215)
    Performance
    (195)
    Story
    (200)

    Ten years after Blayne Thorpe first encountered Bo Novikov, she still can't get the smooth-talking shifter out of her head. Now he's shadowing her in New York-all seven-plus feet of him - determined to protect her from stalkers who want to use her in shifter dogfights. Even if he has to drag her off to an isolated Maine town where the only neighbors are other bears almost as crazy as he is....

    Angela says: "BIG BIG SMILE!"
    "I loved this book!"
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    This was such a cute, funny, and sweet book! I didn't want to stop listening at all. The main characters are complete opposites. She is flaky, personable, and hyper (sometimes annoying), while he is OCD, rigid, and unfriendly. It is hilarious to hear her mess with him so much and turn his life upside down. I laughed throughout the book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Vampire King: The Kings Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Heather Killough-Walden
    • Narrated By Antony Ferguson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (133)
    Performance
    (123)
    Story
    (123)

    It was immediate for Roman. In 3,000 years, he'd never lost control of his emotions, or his heart. But the moment he laid eyes on Evelynne Farrow, he knew she was the woman who haunted his dreams. And everything changed. Everything. Evie Farrow has always loved a good vampire romance. In fact, she makes a living writing them. While sitting in a coffee shop and working on her next mega-hot book, Evie is approached by a tall, dark, and handsome man who could have been pulled directly from one of her novels.

    CAROLYN says: "A VERY ENJOYABLE START TO A NEW PARANORMAL SERIES"
    "Not bad, but lacked a little development"
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    This was overall a decent book, and the start of a potentially strong series. My only issue was a lack of development between the two main characters. They went from 0 to 60 with very few interactions or even "moving" interactions. I think the author focused more on setting the stage for future books and characters, making the main character development suffer a little. However, I am definitely getting the next book in the series with hopes that it offers a little more interaction.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Intimate Deception

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Laura Landon
    • Narrated By Sarah Coomes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (303)
    Performance
    (276)
    Story
    (275)

    Lady Grace Warren will do anything to protect her sisters, even betroth herself to a man so depraved that all of London fears him. Faced with a lifetime of misery, Grace has only one chance for escape: to relinquish her virtue before her wedding. Such abandon will destroy her reputation - and ensure her freedom. But when she disguises herself as courtesan to lure a handsome nobleman, she cannot anticipate the tender surprise destiny has in store….

    CAROLYN says: "10 HRS OF LISTENING PLEASURE"
    "Enjoyable"
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    I have no complaints about this book. The characters were likable and the story line had a good pace. The narration was good as well. It might have been a little predictable, but it didn't take away from my enjoyment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Juneau Heat

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Tressie Lockwood
    • Narrated By Hillary Hawkins
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Shiya flew to Juneau, Alaska to confirm if the man she's been chatting up online is truly a shape-shifter. This was to be her first job in the field. As a tech geek, she's used to staying behind her computer and gathering all pertinent information about the existence of shifters so her family - shifter hunters for generations - can go and do the dirty work.

    naza says: "Sexy Paranormal Thrill"
    "Good, if you can get past the narration"
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    I almost turned this book of several times throughout the first couple of chapters. The narrator has a really annoying voice, uses the same cadence for every sentence, mispronounces multiple words, and reads soooo slowly!! Once I got "involved" in the story, I was able to get over the narration and focus on the story.

    Surprisingly, the book had a decent story line (for a shifter romance book). It wasn't just about the sex, even though there was plenty of that. I'm considering getting another book in the series (if there is a different narrator).

    0 of 5 people found this review helpful

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