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HATE spoilers! Enjoy HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. Books outside HOT genre = books given to me to review

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  • Caden's Vow: Hell's Eight, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Sarah McCarty
    • Narrated By Paula Hoffman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (197)
    Performance
    (176)
    Story
    (176)

    Gunslinger Caden Miller's compadres are becoming a bit too domesticated for his liking. So he's off to Kansas territory to carve out a living and a space of his own - alone, just the way he likes it. Maddie O'Hare has been drawn to Caden ever since she escaped to the Hell's Eight compound from the brothel where she was born and raised. And she's not ready to let him go so easily…until she's captured by his new neighbors.

    chris falcone says: "Disappointed Sarah McCarty Fan"
    "Keep Them Coming I Love This Series"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes, it was an interesting storyline with memorable characters.


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

    I like most narrators, this one is no exception-good job.


    Was Caden's Vow worth the listening time?

    It sure was. I've listened a few times.


    Any additional comments?

    Some reviewers are disappointed, I'm not sure why. It seems to be similar to the rest of the series.

    I'm not a 'historical' romance fan however this series is an exception! Good plots, hot romance-language & scenes for adult readers.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mystery Man

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Kristen Ashley
    • Narrated By Kate Russell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1143)
    Performance
    (1085)
    Story
    (1090)

    Gwendolyn Kidd has met the man of her dreams. He's hot, he's sexy, and what started as a no-names-exchanged night of passion has blossomed into a year and a half-long pleasure fest. Sure, it's a little strange that he only appears in her bed at night, but Gwen is so sure he's the one, she just can't turn him away…. Hawk Delgado knows more about Gwen than she could ever imagine. She's gorgeous, headstrong, and skittish about relationships. But Hawk is facing his own demons, demons that keep him from connecting with anyone.

    Angela says: "Fan-freakin-tastic!!!!!"
    "Where is the Hotness in Mystery Man"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Mystery man by Kristen Ashley

    I began this book with some trepidation as I thoroughly enjoyed KA Colorado series - from that I went to the Rock Chick series – which were a completely different style of writing, plots and other changes. It reminded me of Janet Evanovich and her series about Stephanie Plum. It was good, just not what I expected or desired.

    The mystery man series seems to be more like the light version of KA Colorado. I am still digesting it and trying to figure out my true feelings.

    Here's what I have decided. I liked it, it kept my interest and was sexy with a plot. I'm not going to rush and redeem credits for by the rest of the series but they will remain on my WishList if they come up in the sale.

    The narration was good.

    Notes: mature themes and strong language

    Credit worthy/$: Try the first in the series. I deem it creditworthy and once you've listened you can make your own decision about the rest of the series.

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    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rising Tides: The Chesapeake Bay Saga, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By David Stuart
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (865)
    Performance
    (623)
    Story
    (624)

    Of three brothers, it was Ethan who shared his father's passion for the Maryland shore. And now with his father gone, Ethan is determined to make the family boatbuilding business a success. But amidst his achievements lie the most important challenges of his life.

    Wendy says: "Best book in a long time"
    "I LOVE This Series - Great Book 5 Stars"
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    Performance
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    What was one of the most memorable moments of Rising Tides?

    *

    In the second installment of the series we are focused on Ethan, his past and it the similarities to young Seth.

    Grace is a young mother who is doing any job she can to make a life for her young daughter. She is the housekeeper at the family home (Ethan and brothers) by day & barmaid/waitress by night.

    Grace and Ethan have known each other forever and she has always had a thing for him & him for her. Ethan doesn't want to think about Grace, as she is quite a bit younger than him. This is a great romance story.

    However, it is much more than a simple romance – actually complex romance. Much of the focus is on Ethan's life before he met the Quinn family and they rescued him from a horrible past. But because of that past he does not believe he is deserving or can care or love anyone.

    Great narration – feminine female, male toddler, 12-year-old & elderly man are all done with near perfection.

    I absolutely love this series. I just bought the last two!.

    Notes: Description of sex, few cusses, the subject of child molestation runs throughout the book as characters try to deal with past.

    Credit worthy/$ : Absolutely on either. I can to continue with the series but at the same time I want to take my time because I don't want to series to and. Does that make sense?

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  • Unlawful Greed: A Short Story

    • UNABRIDGED (52 mins)
    • By Pamela Samuels Young
    • Narrated By R.C. Bray
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    From award-winning author Pamela Samuels Young, author of Anybody's Daughter! Featured in the anthology The Funeral, this fast-paced short story wastes no time pulling the reader into a fascinating whodunit. When a prominent L.A. lawyer is found dead in his office, the detectives assigned to solve the crime search high and low for clues. What they discover at the lawyer's funeral may well lead them to his killer. But will the murderer turn out to be among the usual suspects?

    DK says: "Jam Packed Action and Drama"
    "Jam Packed Action and Drama"
    Overall
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    What did you like best about this story?

    -

    When I saw this download was only 52 minutes long I didn't expect much much. Wow! Was I wrong? This super condensed (time wise) murder mystery was packed with action and adventure in a way that was not at all rushed.

    The narrator did a fantastic job and kept the story going not only because it was well-written but because it was performed well. Two thumbs up!

    *I was gifted a copy of this book in exchange for my thoughts opinions & review.*

    Given that scenario, I am rarely interested in follow-up books based on the story. I really was impressed with this recording both as a story and the narration – I will be looking for more titles by this author & performances by this narrator.

    Notes: Murder mystery

    Credit worthy/$: I wouldn't waste a credit on this but would certainly consider purchasing it.

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dating in the Dark: Sometimes Love Just Pretends to be Blind (A Laugh Out Loud Romantic Comedy)

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Pete Sortwell
    • Narrated By Chris Dabbs
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (42)

    Jason is single and has been for all of his 32 years. It's depressing. But not as depressing as being told by his mother that he looks like Humpty Dumpty - after the accident. With a face that not even his own mother can love, it's hardly surprising that he'll try anything to get a woman to go out with him, even if it's only for a single date. With little interest in anything other than his quest for a woman and a nice bit of cod and chips, Jason needs to think outside the box if he's going to find someone who'll give him a chance.

    Teresa says: "Non-Stop Entertainment / A True Gem"
    "It's As The Title Says! *Funny, Read/Review"
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    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dating in the Dark?

    -
    When I saw the title and the book jacket I wasn't sure what to expect. I've never listened to this narrator for rent this author before. It turns out that Dating in the Dark is literally what the book is about.

    30 year old , vertically challenged man is seeking a date. He's no prize to look at-almost anyone will do, he tried speed dating (no one even responded) dating friends friends, etc. but has NO LUCK. So he signs up with an agency focused on dating for the disabled. He decides that he's short - a "disability" sorta, but buys a pair a dark glasses.

    He meets a lovely lady who is blind and is interested in a date with him. After ONE date he really thinks this could go somewhere. However he is stuck in his "lie" of not been disabled. So a challenging set of events occur as he tells his friends and they tried to help him come clean. That while he is vertically challenged, he is NOT blind.

    It was charming, fun and light without being too girly. I think a guy would like listening to this for the banter and the challenge, as well.

    The narrator was very good. Perfect for the material written.

    Notes: Some strong language

    Credit worthy/$:* I was fortunate enough to have been offered the book in exchange for my review* which you are now reading.

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    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fast Track

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Julie Garwood
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    Overall
    (283)
    Performance
    (255)
    Story
    (260)

    Cordelia Kane has always been a daddy's girl - her father raised her alone after her mother died in a car crash when Cordelia was just two years old. So when he has a serious heart attack, Cordelia is devastated, and the emotion is only intensified by the confusion she feels when he reveals the shocking truth about her mother. Cordelia can't suppress her curiosity about the woman who gave birth to her, and when she discovers the answers to her questions lie in Sydney, Australia, she travels there to get them.

    M. Davis says: "Mostly enjoyed it."
    "Great Book & Author Turned To Silliness Disappoint"
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    What did you like best about Fast Track? What did you like least?



    I love Julie Garwood and am always excited to listen to a book by her. This one had me in its grips, just enough romance, mystery and action… Great stuff! Then at about the midway point it just got silly. Not even the normal cookie-cutter alpha male and delicate female, I have no other word and silly.

    Don't hold this review against the author. However there are many more of her books both historical and contemporary, that are a lot of fun, dramatic etc. Look into her Hotshot series for contemporary and almost any of her historical have received four stars from me for story and overall.

    Tanya Eby does an adequate job with the material given – it is performed as a story instead of the narrator trying to jump into different roles.

    Notes: A few racy scenes in the boudoir

    Credit worthy/$: I would not use a credit nor pay full price for this Julie Garwood I'm pretty sure I got this on sale-either paid outright or if it was a 2 for 1 credit opportunity.

    Thank you for reading my review. If you found it helpful, please select yes below.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. The Obamas

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Edward Klein
    • Narrated By Lars Mikaelson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (293)
    Performance
    (259)
    Story
    (258)

    In this highly anticipated follow-up to his blockbuster New York Times bestseller The Amateur, former New York Times Magazine editor-in-chief Edward Klein delves into the rocky relationship between the Obamas and the Clintons. An old-school reporter with incredible insider contacts, Klein reveals just how deep the rivalry between the Obamas and the Clintons runs, with details on closed-door meetings buttressed by hundreds of interviews.

    DS Ells says: "Fascinating!"
    "Behind The Curtain Details? Arrogance on Display?"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?


    Fiction, fact or anything in between. It is all here... the agreements, slights, etc. For me it was interesting look at a political party inside of the political part, in this case, the democratic national party.

    The two power couples have their highs and lows and in betweens. Follow Edward Klein's tipsters & former staff, as he relates a tale of national and worldwide interest while explaining from his "sources" what was really going on behind the scenes.

    It is full of questions and answers that one would never have even considered. I'm like the armchair quarterback having watched the game and seeing how it could also played out differently, if only.

    From loyalty, unspoken spoken, to expectations HRC was presumed Democratic Party she suddenly is upstaged by a younger, articulate (when the teleprompters are rolling *smiles*,) chants of hope and change that leaves her wondering what happened..

    It was interesting to me and on occasion I could say to myself 'yeah that explains what happened.'

    Narration was average to engaged

    Notes: A few bad words

    Creditworthy/$: I don't know, got it for $5 and am happy


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Polishing Jade

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Tekoa Manning
    • Narrated By Felisha Caldeira
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    Polishing Jade is set in the 1960's in rural Mississippi where the secrets are as sticky as the jams sold at Taylor's General Store. Jade Gentry is a young girl whose past will not control her future even if it cost her everything. Gripping and suspenseful, Jade will leave you sighing when she sighs, running when she runs, and celebrating when she is triumphant!

    Teresa says: "BITTERSWEET"
    "Classic Period Life Story"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?


    Set in the 1960s this is a book about a child who grows up quickly in a fatherless home at times and then some nefarious things happen leading her to a life far away from Mississippi.

    In the story or writing similar to 'The Help' or the later chapters of Caine River, on a more personal and darker side, I really enjoyed listening.

    My one small complaint is that the timeline of the book did not match the timeline of the period in which the story was told.

    Their arson modern things pointed out that were not available during the 60s. Other than that it was excellent and enjoyed it.

    The narration was admirable and easy to listen to. The southern accent was believable and exemplary exemplary

    Notes: Some graphic scenes

    Credit worthy/$: Yes, this book is worth a credit. *I was gifted a copy of this book in exchange for the, the opinion and this review.* I'd BUY it on sale.

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    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Abandoned: Three Short Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (58 mins)
    • By Jim Heskett
    • Narrated By Joe DiNozzi
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Abandoned tells three tales of people lost and trying to find their way. The journey from here to there isn't ever as straight and obvious as it seems. "To Build a Helicopter" recounts story of a man whose girlfriend unceremoniously dumps him at a party because of his lack of ambition. He'll seek solace in two piles: one of LEGO pieces, and the other cocaine. He'll use them both to build something to prove his worth.

    Teresa says: "Powerful and Poetic ~ WoW!"
    "Underlying Anger Frustration Of A Man X3 Shorts"
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    What would have made Abandoned better?

    Underlying Anger Frustration Of A Man X3

    Perhaps I am a bit naïve in my life experience, but I'm not sure of the purpose of a collection of this sort.

    Story #1 To Build a Helicopter: is about a man was listening to his ex-girlfriend entertaining two other men in the next room, while he is prepping cocaine while playing with Legos? I understand the angst of his situation from a relationship standpoint but could not see where the Lego proportion came in

    Story #2 The Meaning of Words – this one made a bit more sense, especially as it closed. There is a man is "stalking" a hairdresser. It is full of descriptions. The end is a twist that caught me off guard.

    Story #3: Shots and Strippers as the publishers summary recounts night in the life of a party kid. It did show the content of one of the party goers character. *I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my opinions, thoughts & this review.*

    I appreciated Joe DiNozzi's performance. It was professional and as personable as the book of short stories would allow. I would like to hear more of his work and believe he could do a great job with whatever material he was given to perform

    Notes: strong language, descriptions of nudity
    Credit worthy/$: To me this not credit worthy. It is less than an hour long and the current price is $3.95. If you want to get a taste of Jim Haskett and/or Joe DiNozzi


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Crashed: Driven, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By K. Bromberg
    • Narrated By Tatiana Sokolov, Sean Crisden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (501)
    Performance
    (465)
    Story
    (468)

    You must overcome all your fears, confront the demons that chase you, and cleanse the poison that clings to your soul or you risk the chance of losing everything. Mine started the minute Rylee fell out of that damn storage closet. She made me feel. Made me whole when all I thought I could ever be was incomplete. Became the lifeline I never knew I needed. Hell yes, she's worth the fight - but how do you fight for someone you know you don't deserve?

    Caren says: "Awesome!"
    "Dun-dan-da... The Fantastic End To Trilogy- Except"
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    Would you listen to Crashed again? Why?


    So this is it... the final book in the series, or is it?

    Colton & Rylee finally break through the walls of their separate issues that are keeping them apart.

    However, Colton has a bad accident that takes his memory away, selectively. Rylee goes through her own physical trauma.

    There is a lot of crying which turned me off because I am not of the thought that crying men are sensitive and emotional. I kept yelling, "Man up dude!"

    Just what I was starting to get bored with the story (it had slowed) we finally get the real, deep down reason that has kept Colton from loving anyone but the Rylee his entire life.

    Colton's past is very graphic and disturbing, if I give any more of a description then it would be a spoiler. Besides all of the crying that came before and after, it was a really dramatic moment and as I said very graphic and disturbing.

    The end seems to tie up all of the loose strings. However, I noticed that there is a fourth book that has recently been released. The description sounds like #4 is redundant. I doubt I'll purchase it (unless it's super cheap.)

    The narrators are great! As you may have read in my previous review I enjoyed the male and female trade-offs of two narrators. I think that it brought another good dimension to the listening experience. I appreciate each of the narrators and have listen to them separately, however in this series I prefer the dual narration

    Notes: Strong language, descriptions of sex (including rape)

    Credit worthy/$: Yes & yes. But you must listen to them in order so that you can follow the characters and the story line easier.

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  • Arena of Souls: A Brock Stone Adventure: Brock Stone Adventures, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 1 min)
    • By David Wood
    • Narrated By James Conlan
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    1931 - Brock Stone returns from places unknown to claim an inheritance and unravel a mystery his grandfather left behind. Stone and his companions set off on an action-packed adventure where enemies lurk in the shadows and the past comes to life. Mysteries, thrills, monsters, and more in David Wood's classic-style adventure, Arena of Souls. Fans of Indiana Jones and Doc Savage will love Brock Stone!

    Elizabeth L. says: "1930's action adventure"
    "Mis-Categorized? Should Be Young Adult?? *Review"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?


    When I read the description for this book it sounded like an exciting thriller-comparable to Indiana Jones. A man inherits from his grandfather and the 'storyline' – according to the summary - of adventure and all that goes with it.

    I'm not sure, but maybe this is a young adult book. It certainly had that feel to me as I was listening. It sounded like the old book series "choose your own adventure" in which you would read along and then at the end of the chapter you had a choice between which way to go and the ultimate ending. You could read it again and decide other paths, with different alternatives, choose the direction and have an alternate ending.

    It wasn't really what I expected based on the summary.

    James Conlan is great and does a wonderful job in telling the story. I was not distracted as a male narrator speaking the female character. That is something that happens too often - but this performance was very good.

    Notes: Nothing to warn about here

    Creditworthy/$: This would be a no for me on both accounts. It is relatively short – four hours. If you are interested in this style book, or for a Young Adult, I would recommend buying it out right as it is less expensive than using a credit.

    *I was given this book in exchange for my thoughts, feelings and review.*

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    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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