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  • The Marriage Mistake

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Jennifer Probst
    • Narrated By Madeleine Maby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (671)
    Performance
    (612)
    Story
    (611)

    Carina Conte has had a crush on her brother Michael’s best friend, Max Gray, since she was a teenager back home in Italy. Now she’s earned her MBA and come to work at Michael’s new venture, America’s fastest-growing bakery empire. But some things never change: Her overprotective family still treats her like a child. With three drop-dead gorgeous siblings, she’s still the ugly duckling of the bunch. And Max, the company’s new CEO, still barely notices her. Max knows Carina Conte is strictly off-limits, for the sake of his job and his friendship with Michael.

    Katheryne says: "This series is quickly becoming my guilty pleasure"
    "Am I Listening to the Same Book?"
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    Now let me say, I really loved The Marriage Bargan so I know Jennifer Probst writing is excellent.

    Perhaps my experience with this novel would have been better without the awful narration. Unfortuantely,I couldn't even get through the story. The narrator soundsl like she's reading with strange pauses in between and very little inflection. I think if I had read the book rather than listened to it, I would have had a much better opinion.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Widow's Web: Elemental Assassin, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Jennifer Estep
    • Narrated By Lauren Fortgang
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (876)
    Performance
    (790)
    Story
    (787)

    I used to murder people for money, but lately it’s become more of a survival technique. Once an assassin, always an assassin. So much for being plain old Gin Blanco. With every lowlife in Ashland gunning for me, I don’t need another problem, but a new one has come to town anyway. Salina might seem like a sweet Southern belle, but she’s really a dangerous enemy whose water elemental magic can go head-to-head with my own Ice and Stone power.

    RabidReads says: "Be prepared to be put through the emotional ringer"
    "Although Gin makes you mad,"
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    She keeps you interested. Gins boyfriend excuse me, her lover, as she refers to him, is a real jerk in this one. It was very frustrating listening to this and the affect his EX had on him and Gin s relationship but totally human and believable. Good story and I guess that's what made it frustrating. As usual, the narration is amazing and some of the best I've heard.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • By a Thread: Elemental Assassin, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Jennifer Estep
    • Narrated By Lauren Fortgang
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1015)
    Performance
    (902)
    Story
    (904)

    "When killing people is your job, there’s no such thing as a vacation. Then again, how often does an assassin live long enough to enjoy her retirement? In this line of work, you either get lucky or you get dead. And since I destroyed my nemesis, Mab Monroe, a few weeks ago, all of Ashland’s lowlifes are gunning to make a name for themselves by taking out the lethal Spider—me, Gin Blanco."

    RabidReads says: "I hope that there’s no end in sight to this series"
    "Excellent story and narration"
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    I absolutely enjoyed this book. So many earlier situations are finally resolved. The narration is excellent and the story kept me amused, surprised and not able to put it down until the story was over.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Night of the Living Deed

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By E.J. Copperman
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (773)
    Performance
    (716)
    Story
    (715)

    Newly divorced Alison Kerby wants a second chance for herself and her nine-year-old daughter. She's returned to her hometown on the Jersey Shore to transform a Victorian fixer-upper into a charming-and profitable guest house. One small problem: the house is haunted, and the two ghosts insist Alison must find out who killed them.

    Felicia The Geeky Blogger says: "Had a blast listening to this one!"
    "A Nice Fun Read"
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    This is a "make you chuckle" read. I didn't give it a five because some sections were slow. However the characters are fun and interesting even though somewhat cliche. I hope to see the writing evolve with each book. I enjoyed the story and am definitely going to download the next book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Light Who Shines: Bluebell Kildare Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Lilo Abernathy
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Klett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (187)
    Performance
    (174)
    Story
    (172)

    When Supernatural Investigation Bureau agent Bluebell Kildare (a.k.a. Blue) arrives at the scene of the crime, it's obvious the grotesquely damaged body of the deceased teenage boy was caused by far more than a simple hit and run; and she vows to catch the killer. Using her innate sixth sense, Blue uncovers a powerful magical artifact nearby. She soon discovers it acts as a key to an ancient Grimoire that was instrumental in the creation of the Vampire breed and still holds the power to unravel the boundaries between Earth and the Plane of Fire.

    Emmi Kivimäki says: "Absolutely love this book!"
    "Story is good however..."
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    This book was difficult to listen to. The narrator sounded as if she was reading and paused in places that she shouldn't have.
    Perhaps if I had read it maybe, just maybe, I would have liked it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Mind-Body Code: How the Mind Wounds and Heals the Body

    • ORIGINAL (6 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Mario Martinez
    Overall
    (272)
    Performance
    (169)
    Story
    (163)

    You know that your mind influences your health-but what's influencing your mind? Unless you answer this question, teaches Dr. Mario Martinez, you may be missing a key component on the journey to health and personal excellence. On The Mind-Body Code, the founder of Biocognitive Theory presents his first audio curriculum about the dynamic interplay between our thoughts, our bodies and our cultural history-and how to unlock this powerful doorway to wellness and fulfillment.

    Katie says: "Fantastic"
    "Excellent Information on par with Bruce Lipton"
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    This book is not only informative, it is enlightening. We are so trapped by our cultural believes that we fall asleep, forgetting that we have a choice to be happy, healthier and free from societal dictations. This is not a spiritual journey but a scientific one from a man who has studied other cultures and what makes people healthy and/or sick.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Broken Soul: Jane Yellowrock, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Faith Hunter
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (974)
    Performance
    (894)
    Story
    (890)

    Jane Yellowrock is a vampire killer for hire - but other creatures of the night still need to watch their backs....When the Master of the city of New Orleans asks Jane to improve security for a future visit from a delegation of European vampires, she names an exorbitant price - and Leo is willing to pay. That’s because the European vamps want Leo’s territory, and he knows that he needs Jane to prevent a total bloodbath.

    Crystal Wilson says: "U always surprise me"
    "Writing is Superb - Could not stop Listening"
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    This series only gets better and better. I absolutely love the characters, the way the author describes the characters and the story. Kristine Hyam is an excellent narrator and I must say, actress. She knows how to do dialect and character voices.

    I give this book my top rating. It was enjoyable to again, enjoy an audio book from beginning to end.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Golem and the Jinni: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Helene Wecker
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4522)
    Performance
    (4145)
    Story
    (4138)

    Helene Wecker's dazzling debut novel tells the story of two supernatural creatures who appear mysteriously in 1899 New York. Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life by a strange man who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic. When her master dies at sea on the voyage from Poland, she is unmoored and adrift as the ship arrives in New York Harbor. Ahmad is a jinni, a being of fire, born in the ancient Syrian Desert. Trapped in an old copper flask by a Bedouin wizard centuries ago, he is released accidentally by a tinsmith in a Lower Manhattan shop.

    Janice says: "What does it mean to be human?"
    "Amazing Story and Narration Superb!"
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    I could barely put this audio book down. I love Helene Wecker's writing and imagination. Wow! I believe she's right up there with Brian Sanderson and yes, MIchael J. Sullivan. Did I mention how much I loved this book? Yes, I guess I did. If you love fantasy and are looking for something different with a rich characters and a great storyline, this is it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Skin Game: A Novel of the Dresden Files, Book 15

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6780)
    Performance
    (6325)
    Story
    (6312)

    Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, is about to have a very bad day.… Because as Winter Knight to the Queen of Air and Darkness, Harry never knows what the scheming Mab might want him to do. Usually, it’s something awful. He doesn’t know the half of it… Mab has just traded Harry’s skills to pay off one of her debts. And now he must help a group of supernatural villains - led by one of Harry’s most dreaded and despised enemies, Nicodemus Archleone - to break into the highest-security vault in town, so that they can then access the highest-security vault in the Nevernever.

    D says: "Hold onto your staff; Harry’s back."
    "Love Me Some Jim Butcher and James Marsten!"
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    I truly enjoyed this book and as usual both author and narrator came through, wonderfully. I love the way Jim Butcher delves into his characters so that we understand the motivations for the decisions that Dresden makes. I always look forward to these books and am never, ever disappointed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Down to You: The Bad Boys, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By M. Leighton
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd, Benjamin L. Darcie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (872)
    Performance
    (792)
    Story
    (796)

    When college student Olivia Townsend returned home to help her father run his business, she never imagined a complication like Cash and Nash Davenport - twin brothers different in so many ways but with one thing in common: an uncontrollable desire for Olivia. Cash is dangerous, sexy, and bad to the bone - a man whose kisses make Olivia forget she is playing with fire. Nash is successful, reliable, and intensely passionate - and already taken. But all it takes is one soft stroke to make Olivia forget he belongs to someone else. However, Olivia is in for a surprise....

    Jordy says: "The Bad Boys with a twist...."
    "Ruined by the Performances!"
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    It's not that the narrators were bad, it's just that the choices of whoever directed this audio book I beliee, made not so good production decisions. Imagine the voice of a young, early twenties character in the book sounding like an older, seasoned actor over fifty. It doesn't mean the narrator has to be old but at least they can sound younger. Also think of a book narrated in first person by each actor playing their role, male and female. Then when the narration turns to the woman's point of view, that same woman narrates the male character, you know the one in his early twenties who sounds over fifty, in a lower octive voice. If this sounds confusing, so was the narration and performance.

    A note to the author, please make sure you listen to who narrates your book. It truly makes a difference. Because of the confusing narration in two, make that three voices, I couldn't finish what was probably a good book. Maybe, I"ll read it, maybe.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Heir of Novron: Riyria Revelations, Volume 3

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Michael J. Sullivan
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4648)
    Performance
    (4263)
    Story
    (4282)

    On the holiday of Wintertide, the New Empire plans to burn the Witch of Melengar and force the Empress into a marriage of their own design. But they didn’t account for Royce and Hadrian finally locating the Heir of Novron—or the pair’s desire to wreak havoc on the New Empire’s carefully crafted scheme.

    Ron says: "Spectacular fantasy series"
    "Oh my Gosh! Did not Want this Series to End."
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    I absolutely love Michael J. Sullivan's writing. Tim Gerard Reynold's narration is perfect. He's is talented with the ability to make you hear each character's personality be them man or woman. I love the thieves and hope to hear another book from Michael J. Sullivan again. He is my favorite fantasy author. Thank you, Audible. I got the first sample of his writing through one of your Daily Deals and from there, kept buying.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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