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Crystal

Australia | Member Since 2009

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  • Knowing the Score: London Legends, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Kat Latham
    • Narrated By Michelle Miller-Day
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (39)

    Rugby player Spencer Bailey is determined to win a spot on England's World Cup team. Caitlyn works for an international disaster relief organization and can handle the world's worst crises. Neither Caitlyn nor Spencer expects to fall hard for each other, and with rugby season starting and Caitlyn's visa about to expire, the timing seems perfect. But with their relationship deadline approaching, the old rules of the game seem less important than before... until past secrets surface, challenging everything they thought they knew about each other.

    Richard says: "Entertaining and a little different"
    "Actually the WORST Narration I have ever heard!!!"
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    I will never know if the story was any good as I couldnt get past the first 10 minutes of the worst narration I have ever heard (and I have 350+ audiobooks just in my audible library!).
    The normal narrations was terrible and what was worse is that she attempted accents (AND THEY WERE BAAAAAD!!) ...which is fine, not everyone can do a good accent but then she would change accents in the middle of a sentence and still the same person talking?? This happened quite a few times just in what I listened too! There was no way I could get through the whole book listening to that. Unfortunate because the summary seemed interesting (hence why I purchased it) but now I will never know if it was any good. DISAPPOINTING!!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Uninvited

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Sophie Jordan
    • Narrated By Rebecca Gibel
    Overall
    (69)
    Performance
    (62)
    Story
    (63)

    You can't change your DNA…even when it says you're a murderer. When Davy tests positive for Homicidal Tendency Syndrome, aka "the kill gene," she loses everything. Once the perfect high school senior, she is uninvited from her prep school and abandoned by her friends and boyfriend. Even her parents are now afraid of her - although she's never hurt a fly. Davy doesn't feel any different, but genes don't lie. One day she will kill someone. Without any say in the matter, Davy is thrown into a special class for HTS carriers.

    Anna says: "Simply amazing"
    "Mix of Vanilla Sky/ Hunger Games/ Hollocaust."
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    If you could sum up Uninvited in three words, what would they be?

    Vanillasky. Hungergames. Hollocaust.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Definitely the Male lead.


    What does Rebecca Gibel bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I like how it is a realistic portrayal of what could actually happen the3 way that society Is going. We are repeating past mistakes just thinking that we are more intelligent about how we do it now.


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

    The group /gang mentality society is quick to take on when faced with what they perceive as a threat.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Beautiful Idea: The Beautiful Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Emily McKee
    • Narrated By Viv Williams
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (61)
    Story
    (62)

    She grew up in a world filled with poverty and hatred from the person who gave birth to her and had decided she would finally make her ideas a reality. After moving away to college as a junior she ran into the University of Maryland's walking one-night stand. Literally.

    Candateshia Pafford says: "Very good (Love Book)!"
    "knock off of beautiful disaster by jamie mcguire"
    Overall
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    Would you consider the audio edition of A Beautiful Idea to be better than the print version?

    Cheap knock off of beautiful disaster by jamie mcguire but nowhere near as good. Ok read.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Prince of Wolves: Grey Wolves Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Quinn Loftis
    • Narrated By Abby Craden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (94)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (85)

    Jacque Pierce was just an ordinary 17-year-old girl getting ready to start her senior year of high school in Coldspring, Texas. When a mysterious foreign exchange student from Romania moves in across the street, Jacque and her two best friends don't realize the last two weeks of their summer are going to get a lot more interesting. From the moment Jacque sets eyes on Fane she feels an instant connection; a pull like a moth to a flame. Little does she know that the flame she is drawn to is actually a Canis Lupus, werewolf, and she just happens to be his mate.

    tracie says: "Groan!"
    "THIS WAS TERRIBLE!!!"
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    SOOOOOOOOOOOOO badly written. The main character is an idiot. THIS WAS TERRIBLE!!! Disappointing as the summary actually sounded interesting (hence why i purchased it) but really bad I couldnt get past the half way point.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Words of Lust

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Lise Horton
    • Narrated By Ellory James
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (37)

    Serafina Luca, straitlaced Manhattan professor of erotic literature, isn't one to blush at a few raunchy words, but her experience in the bedroom is hardly best seller material. She's not sure the passion in the books she teaches is possible in real life, let alone for her. But then she meets Nick Stellato.

    Crystal says: "REEEEEEEEEEEEALLLY BORING!!!"
    "REEEEEEEEEEEEALLLY BORING!!!"
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    Very disappointing. the actual storyline had potential but it was written soooooooooo boringly!! no chemistry between the two characters because of how it was written. Just really bad.

    1 of 1 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"
    "OH MY GOD I THOUGHT IT WOULD NEVER END!!"
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    Dear god i thought this was never going to end *UGH* 13 Hours of utter rambling. Started off ok but should have finished in 5hrs not drawn out and filled with absolute crap to make the 13 hour mark! What a wasted purchase so disappointed.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • The Edge of Never

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By J. A. Redmerski
    • Narrated By Lauren Fortgang
    Overall
    (516)
    Performance
    (471)
    Story
    (476)

    Twenty-year-old Camryn Bennett thought she knew exactly where her life was going. But after a wild night at the hottest club in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, she shocks everyone - including herself - when she decides to leave the only life she's ever known and set out on her own. Grabbing her purse and her cell phone, Camryn boards a Greyhound bus ready to find herself. Instead, she finds Andrew Parrish.

    Lori says: "I couldn't finish it"
    "Loved this book!"
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    This was a great read. Steamy in the right parts but filled with emotion and excitement!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Walking Disaster: Disaster, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Jamie McGuire
    • Narrated By Dan Bittner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (769)
    Performance
    (717)
    Story
    (729)

    Travis Maddox learned two things from his mother before she died: Love hard. Fight harder. In Walking Disaster, the life of Travis is full of fast women, underground gambling, and violence. Just when he thought he was invincible, Abby Abernathy brings him to his knees. Every story has two sides. In Jamie McGuire's New York Times best seller Beautiful Disaster, Abby had her say. Now it's time to see the story through Travis's eyes.

    Candateshia Pafford says: "Simple AMAZING! Better than Book 1!"
    "SO DISAPPOINTING!! :-("
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    Story

    Very disappointing I was so excited to find another book released as I absolutely loved the first novel BEAUTIFUL DISASTER.
    They changed the narrator and it was a really really bad choice which put me off from the get go. But I kept listening as I really wanted to hear the new book... TERRIBLE STORY!! Terrible narrator. Worst sequel EVER! waste of credit.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Wrong Bed, Right Guy: Come Undone, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Katee Robert
    • Narrated By Kasha Kensington
    Overall
    (449)
    Performance
    (411)
    Story
    (415)

    Prim and proper art gallery coordinator Elle Walser is no good at seducing men. Heck, she's been throwing hints at her boss for months, but he's completely clueless. Desperate to escape her mother's matchmaking efforts, she comes up with a plan - buy some lingerie and climb into her boss' bed. The plan goes brilliantly...until she accidentally seduces a sexy stranger instead. Bad boy nightclub mogul Gabe Schultz just had the best almost-sex of his life. Too bad the smoking hot blonde thought he was his brother and bolted before he could finish what they started.

    MaxineSap says: "Surprised"
    "hot hot hott!"
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    Loved it for a steamy light read:-) hot hot hot. Story nothing spectacular but good enough to not be boring.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Billionaire's Housekeeper Mistress

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Emma Darcy
    • Narrated By Nicolette McKenzie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (29)

    An afternoon at the races - laced with champagne and women - is just another event for Ethan Cartwright, until very ordinary Daisy Donohue catches his eye. Daisy knows to keep her head down and stay invisible amongst the throngs of designer-clad socialites. But ruthless Ethan is intrigued by the drab assistant, and can't resist one passionate embrace! Daisy is devastated to be fired for a kiss - she needs her job! That's where Ethan comes in.

    CAROLYN says: "Australian based easygoing romance"
    "WORST NARRATION EVER!!"
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    Couldn't even start getting into the story the narrator was so bad i couldn't get past the first chapter. Waste of money/credit.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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