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  • Thankless in Death: In Death, Book 37

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1624)
    Performance
    (1448)
    Story
    (1458)

    For Lieutenant Eve Dallas of the NYPSD, the job is a useful reminder of what she has to be grateful for this season. Hosting Roarke's big Irish family for the holiday may be challenging, but it’s a joyful improvement on her own dark childhood. Other couples aren’t as lucky as Eve and Roarke. The Reinholds, for example, are lying on the floor of their Downing Street apartment, stabbed and bludgeoned almost beyond recognition. Those who knew them are stunned - and even more heartbroken by the overwhelming evidence that they were murdered by their own son.

    Patricia says: "Violence vs. Sentiment"
    "Thankful"
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    I love this series. Writing reviews is not something I am great but I felt I had to with this book. So many people had said they didn't like it, or they just knew it was ghost written. Yes it was a different format then the other books, yes we didn't hear from everyone during the course of the book. All the main characters were there, and support characters are just that support characters they don't have to be in every story every time. Because Robb did a different format in this book than others she did not need to have every supporting character in the book which I know upset some people. Everyone showed up and gave their support when needed in this book.

    I didn't think that Eve and Roakes relationship seemed any different. I know some people that reviewed the book felt as though the relationship has changed. They have been married for a little bit now you can't be in the honeymoon phase forever. Characters have to change and develop. I think it shows they have grown together. That Eve is comfortable in her life and where she is in that one.

    Again I enjoyed this book. I would recommend this book in the series to anyone. This book and the series has everything I could want. Susan Ericksen is another great performance. She brings every character to life.

    My only issue is now I have to wait for the next one.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Sweet Filthy Morning After: Wild Seasons

    • UNABRIDGED (30 mins)
    • By Christina Lauren
    • Narrated By Jason Carpenter
    Overall
    (212)
    Performance
    (200)
    Story
    (200)

    This audio exclusive short tells of events from Sweet Filthy Boy from a new perspective.

    Angelica Quintero says: "OH. MY. GOD. ANSEL IS BACK!"
    "I want more Ansel"
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    I do love getting another point of view on things. I just wish there was more. I love all of Christina Lauren's books. This was just a sweet taste. I can not wait to hear more about this group and the trouble they get into.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Many Lives, Many Masters: The True Story of a Psychiatrist, His Young Patient, and Past-Life Therapy

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 28 mins)
    • By Brian L. Weiss
    • Narrated By Brian L. Weiss
    Overall
    (505)
    Performance
    (291)
    Story
    (302)

    Dr. Brian Weiss is a highly respected psychiatrist from the mainstream of the medical establishment. Catherine is one of his most difficult cases, a 27-year-old woman racked by phobias and anxieties. In the course of Catherine's treatment, Dr. Weiss makes a startling discovery. Under hypnosis, she recollects, in vivid detail, events from past lives ranging from the prehistoric times and ancient Egypt to the 20th century and the fires of World War II.

    Rebecca Reed says: "Many Lives, Many Masters"
    "Interesting..... Very interesting."
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    I wasn't should how I was going to feel about this book. A fiend of mine told me about it so I got it because of her. I waited months before I started it.
    Written from a somewhat scientific way rather then the folklore or urban legend story. I must say I was very intrigued by this book and what happened to the women (Catherine). It got me thinking and wondering about myself and the people around me.
    I would recommend this book. It is short so maybe a short flight so they like that you might need some entertainment/something good to read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Carter Reed

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Tijan
    • Narrated By Lucy Rivers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (257)
    Performance
    (238)
    Story
    (243)

    Emma decided to skip the gym and went home early. It was the last easy decision she made because she found her roommate being raped by her boyfriend. She had two choices: Call the cops and be killed by his family's mafia connections or kill him first and hope to survive. There was no choice to her. She killed the bastard first and went to the one person who could protect her: Carter Reed. He's a weapon

    Melanie says: "HE SAID "I WOULD DECLARE WAR FOR YOU""
    "The mob, murder, and true love"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Carter Reed to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the print version, but I usually enjoy the audio version over print. I can't see why this would be any different.


    Which character – as performed by Lucy Rivers – was your favorite?

    I liked her as all three of the female characters. Emma, Theresa, and Amanda. Each one of them sounds different during the performance. I know that sometimes with multiple females in a performance they can start to sound the same. It did not happen with this performance.


    Any additional comments?

    ***** Spoiler*****
    I did enjoy this book. I just wish some parts had been gone into more. Lots of blank areas in the book. I was thinking it was from the POV the book was written in. Carter states some of why he did what he did for Emma but it was never really gone into detail. If you love this women as much as you say you do for that many years I would have thought there would have been more to say about that.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beautiful Beginning

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Christina Lauren
    • Narrated By Grace Grant, Sebastian York
    Overall
    (481)
    Performance
    (455)
    Story
    (455)

    Wedding bells can't chime soon enough for Chloe Mills and Bennett Ryan. Chloe, exasperated and stressed by all the last-minute to-dos, is on the verge of saying "I do" to eloping. For his part, Bennett's so worried about being distracted by Chloe's body that he makes a no-sex-until-the-wedding-night rule that only seems to be making things worse by continually backfiring on him.

    Jordy says: "Filthy, dirty, hilariously sweet love story!"
    "So sweet"
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    What did you love best about Beautiful Beginning?

    I love how all the main characters are with each other. I love between the couples is amazing.


    Have you listened to any of Grace Grant and Sebastian York ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes I have listened to the whole Beautiful Bastard series. I love the performances in this book and others of the series.


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

    I think I could have. If only life had not gotten in the way.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beautiful Player

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Christina Lauren
    • Narrated By Grace Grant, Sebastian York
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (863)
    Performance
    (812)
    Story
    (811)

    When Hanna Bergstrom receives a lecture from her overprotective brother about neglecting her social life and burying herself in grad school, she's determined to tackle his implied assignment: get out, make friends, start dating. And who better to turn her into the sultry siren every man wants than her brother's gorgeous best friend, Will Sumner, venture capitalist and unapologetic playboy?

    Katheryne says: "5 Smoking Hot Stars!"
    "My favorite Beautiful"
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    What did you love best about Beautiful Player?

    I have enjoyed the other books in this series, but this one had more emotion envolved with it. There was much more to it then the down and dirty. I really loved that.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beautiful Bombshell

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Christina Lauren
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cole, Sebastian York
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (564)
    Performance
    (523)
    Story
    (523)

    When Max, Henry, and Will steal Bennett away for a weekend of shenanigans and strippers in Vegas, the first stop of the night doesn’t go at all as planned. With their scheme for a "Guys' Weekend" completely derailed anyway, Max and Bennett begin to play a wild game of stealth and secrecy in order to have their bombshells all over Sin City.

    Katheryne says: "What happens in Vegas....is HOT"
    "Best of beautiful so far"
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    What did you like best about this story?

    I feel that this is the best one so far. I enjoyed the setting, the to character point of view. It was a good little listen.


    Which character – as performed by Jonathan Cole and Sebastian York – was your favorite?

    You know I would have to say Bennett.


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

    What was said between Chloe and Bennett at the end was very sweet.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beautiful Bitch

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Christina Lauren
    • Narrated By Grace Grant, Kirby Heybourne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (695)
    Performance
    (642)
    Story
    (646)

    Picking up where Beautiful Bastard left off, Chloe Mills and Bennett Ryan continue their steamy, combative relationship. Just when Chloe’s career starts to take off, Bennett wishes it would all slow down long enough to spend a wild night alone with his girlfriend. But after he refuses to take no for an answer, Chloe and Bennett find themselves with two plane tickets, one French Villa, and a surprising conversation that, predictably, leaves them wrestling under the covers.

    Katheryne says: "Loving this *HOT* series"
    "Just what I wanted to hear."
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    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I would have to say Bennett. He makes me laugh. He has made a complete 180


    What does Grace Grant and Kirby Heybourne bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I enjoyed their performances. The narrators can make or break a book in audible format. Grace Grant is so believable in both Beautiful Bastard and Beautiful Bitch. She is among my favorite narrators.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beautiful Bastard

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Christina Lauren
    • Narrated By Grace Grant
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1514)
    Performance
    (1390)
    Story
    (1404)

    Whip-smart, hardworking, and on her way to an MBA, Chloe Mills has only one problem: her boss, Bennett Ryan. He’s exacting, blunt, inconsiderate - and completely irresistible. A beautiful bastard. Bennett has returned to Chicago from France to take a vital role in his family’s massive media business. He never expected that the assistant who’d been helping him from abroad was the gorgeous, innocently provocative - completely infuriating - creature he now has to see every day. Despite the rumors, he’s never been one for a workplace hookup. But Chloe’s so tempting he’s willing to bend the rules....

    Katheryne says: "HHHOOOOOOOOOOTTTTTT!"
    "Not my usual but I like it!"
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    Would you listen to Beautiful Bastard again? Why?

    Yes I think I could/would. I do not tend to go for books of this type. I enjoyed it .


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I enjoyed the conference the most. I don't want to give anything away so that is all I am going to day.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Clockwork Angel: The Infernal Devices, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Cassandra Clare
    • Narrated By Jennifer Ehle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2689)
    Performance
    (2068)
    Story
    (2079)

    When 16-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos.

    Sam says: "Fantastic book!!"
    "Oh Will"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Clockwork Angel to be better than the print version?

    I think all audio versions are better then print . So yes. I just loved to have someone read to me as a kid and I still do. I also love that I can be driving in the car, or traveling and have a story (book) to pass the time. So much better then the radio.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love Cassandra Clare's works. I like the location and era of this book.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Hard to pick just one. It is SO good.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Festive in Death: In Death, Book 39

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1143)
    Performance
    (1042)
    Story
    (1046)

    Personal trainer Trey Ziegler was in peak physical condition. If you didn't count the kitchen knife in his well-toned chest. Lieutenant Eve Dallas soon discovers a lineup of women who'd been loved and left by the narcissistic gym rat. While Dallas sorts through the list of Ziegler's enemies, she's also dealing with her Christmas shopping list - plus the guest list for her and her billionaire husband's upcoming holiday bash.

    BG853 says: "A Feast for In Death devotees"
    "Robb does it again"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Of course I would and have. I love J.D. Robb's books and Susan Ericksen telling them.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I love them all. Each one is awesome in his or her own special way.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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