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Mona

Crazy for audiobooks!!

Denison, TX, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Alpha

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Jasinda Wilder
    • Narrated By Summer Roberts, Tyler Donne
    Overall
    (684)
    Performance
    (641)
    Story
    (640)

    I found an envelope in the mail. No return address. My name on the front, my address. Inside was a check, made out to me, in the amount of 10 thousand dollars. Enough to pay the bills and leave me some left over to live on until I found a job. Enough to let me focus on classes. There was no name on the check, just "VRI Inc.", and a post office box address for somewhere in the city. No hint of identity or reason for the check or anything. No mention of repayment, interest, nothing...except a single word, on the notes line: "You." Just those three letters.

    NEW NAME says: "Whew....that was....WOW!"
    "There will be a Second one!!"
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    Alpha is a well written book with a story line that I enjoyed. It's not the usual billionaire conquers the wee submissive. It's a love story without BDSM!! Yeahhhhh.
    Ms. Wilder wrote this book with a story line that is believable, yet not common. She wrote it in a way that keeps the listeners interest in it's outcome throughout the listen.
    I can't touch on the essence of this book without giving too much away. I can say that I enjoyed it enough to write to Ms. Wilder's agent to discover is there is going to be a second book written, creating a series. (Not a Cliffhanger read) Hallelujah!!
    Ms. Wilder is writing another called BETA!! I can't wait.
    Ms. Summer Roberts does an outstanding job narrating the majority of this book. We don't hear from Tyler Donne until the very end. However, Ms. Roberts does and outstanding job in narrating for both Valentine and Kira.

    7 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • The Billionaire's Christmas

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By J. S. Scott
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Powers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    Called an eccentric beast by the citizens of Amesport, Maine, handsome billionaire Grady Sinclair stays isolated in his mansion on a private peninsula. The arrangement suits Grady just fine - until an angelic woman rings his doorbell, awaking his long dormant passion with her fearlessness. All he wants is to make the fiery blonde his forever. But will he have to become the monster everyone thinks he is to get his Christmas wish?

    Mona says: "Unbelievable"
    "Unbelievable"
    Overall
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    I'm sure since the story was so short that the fact that this novella was so predictable and difficult to believe can be attributed to that reason. However, J. S. Scott seems to have similar plots throughout any given series she does.
    The performance was good, but I wouldn't spend a credit on this unless you've exhausted your ability to buy something else.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Billionaire's Obsession: The Complete Collection: Mine for Tonight, Mine for Now, Mine Forever, Mine Completely

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By J. S. Scott
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Powers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (509)
    Performance
    (469)
    Story
    (474)

    Down-on-her-luck nursing student and full-time waitress Kara Foster gets a massive blow to her already desperate financial situation that will surely find her living on the streets. Needing nothing less than a miracle to save her, Kara gets rescue from an unknown, unlikely, and overwhelming source. Billionaire Simon Hudson makes her an offer that is impossible to refuse, but terrifying to accept from a man that she's never met. Will the handsome, alpha billionaire really be a solution to her problems? Or will he end up being a major complication and a danger to her emotional sanity?

    SIMARA says: "A Fifty Shades remake"
    "TRUTH~~~NICE CAN BE TAKEN TOO FAR"
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    The beginning of Simon's story was good. I enjoyed it. Toward the middle and especially the end I was like, WHAT!!?? I mean who in their right mind hires a lawyer to write up a pre-nup stating since I'm a lowly nurse and you're a Billionaire, I bring NOTHING to this marriage and I'll take NOTHING if we should divorce??!!! And she wants to do it so show him she doesn't love him for his money. Of course she's already proven that by not spending one penny of the $100,000.00 he deposited in her checking account last year!! Please, authors. Puuuulllleeease.....Don't think we, the readers, who keep you in $$$'s are STUPID.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Hunter's Claim: The Alliance, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By S. E. Smith
    • Narrated By David Brenin
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (32)

    Jesse Sampson and her two younger sisters have lived a hard life on the streets of Seattle, Washington, for the past several years. Four years before, the Earth received its first visitors from space, causing mass fear. Alone in a world gone mad with just her sisters, Jesse has learned to use the darkness and the remains of the city to survive and keep what was left of her family alive. She has seen the savage side of human nature and finds they are not much different from the aliens who conquered the Earth.

    Melanie says: "SEXY ALIEN FANASTY ROMANCE"
    "OUTSTANDING WRITING & NARRATION"
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    I'm sad there is only this one book by S. E. Smith. But, not to worry, because the second one in this series (Razor's Traitorous Heart) will be coming soon.
    This is so very well written. Women who are strong of character, faithful, determined. Family is everything to Jessie, Jordan, and Taylor, having lost their father the day the aliens landed on Earth and the humans left alive is plagued by groups of rogues doing more damage to their own than the aliens have.
    In this book is a Rescue (not planned), by Jessie. She assists Hunter in getting loose from a small group of human rogues who are set on doing him a horrible bodily harm.
    From this point, Jessie and Hunter's lives are intertwined.
    It's romantic, exciting, adventurous, and positive. I enjoyed it very much and I just can't wait for the next book. This book is a "mild" cliffhanger. What I mean by that is, you don't need to have the next book to complete the relationship that exits between Hunter and Jessie, but it ends with a hint as to who the next book will involve.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Alpha's Mate: The Wolvers, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Jacqueline Rhoades
    • Narrated By Leah Frederick
    Overall
    (130)
    Performance
    (119)
    Story
    (121)

    Welcome to Rabbit Creek.... City girl Elizabeth Reynolds hopes to find peace and contentment in the small Appalachian town of Rabbit Creek. Okay, so the bucolic cottage she's rented turns out to be a dilapidated cabin without phone service, but the people she meets are wonderful. Friendly and down to earth, they welcome her with open arms. It's just like moving to Mayberry...if Andy and Aunt Bea were wolves. Only an outsider would call them werewolves.

    Leah says: "Entertaining story. Bad narrator."
    "NARRATION? YES. IT MATTERS!!"
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    I love Jacqueline Rhoades. She's an outstanding author who gives such wonderfully full story lines. I would recommend any book she writes. I will NOT give Leah Frederick (Narrator) another listen!! Because narration in an audiobook is EVERYTHING!!
    Her voice is high pitched and it just hurt me to listen. I tried. Honest.
    So, listen to the full sample listen before deciding to buy or not.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Reaper's Stand: Reapers Motorcycle Club, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Joanna Wylde
    • Narrated By Tatiana Sokolov, Sean Crisden
    Overall
    (265)
    Performance
    (250)
    Story
    (248)

    As Reapers Motorcycle Club president, Reese "Picnic" Hayes has given his entire life to the club. After losing his wife, he knew he'd never love another woman. These days, Reese keeps his relationships free and easy-he definitely doesn't want to waste his time on a glorified cleaning lady like London Armstrong. Too bad he's completely obsessed with her.Besides running her own business, London has her junkie cousin's daughter to look after.

    Kelli says: "REFORMED Skeptic about MC Series as Romance"
    "Excellent"
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    I enjoyed this book so much. Everything about it was spot on for me. The performance, the story line and the overall hit 5 points! It's a long narration, but I never lost interest in it. The flow of the book moves nicely. This fourth book in the Motorcycle Club is a doorway to many other books to come along in the future, which I'm looking forward to listening.
    I found this book intriguing and suspenseful in areas along with the everyday struggles we have today with children who are born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and the many obstacles they have to learn to live with along with the difficulties of women who are finding theirselves alone raising their children on their own.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Fire of Beltane

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Angela Aaron
    • Narrated By Hollie Jackson
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    The Fire of Beltane Where the past is real, when the impossible becomes possible and dreams come true...literally. When Aedan is denied his soul mate that fateful Beltane night, he is given the gift of immortality, permitting him to wait for her prophesized return. Reunited after eleven-hundred years, he is disheartened to learn his true love holds no memory of him.

    Mona says: "This is an Outstanding Listen"
    "This is an Outstanding Listen"
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    I can't remember enjoying a book as much as I did this one in a long time! It's a love story, and true love story with a mystical over tone. The erotic is gentle, not profane. It's a verbage of love between two people who truly love one another.
    I would recommend this book since the story and the narration is perfectly done.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Taste for a Mate

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Carrie Ann Ryan
    • Narrated By Gregory Salinas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    Jasper Jamenson's only responsibility to being the Beta of the Redwood Pack, second son of the Alpha, is to protect the Pack from themselves and the human world. After a century of selfless service, his brother's new found mating forced him into taking a good look into his life. He isn't sure he wants a mate, but fate may have other ideas.

    Mona says: "Iffy"
    "Iffy"
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    If you like descriptive violence then you'll probably enjoy this book. I would caution anyone wanting to listen to this one. It has very graphic scenes of physical and mental abuse. Not for me.

    3 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • No Time to Die

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Kira Peikoff
    • Narrated By Almarie Guerra
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (7)

    In a Washington, D.C. research lab, a brilliant scientist is attacked by his own test subjects. At Columbia University, a talented biochemist is lured out of her apartment and never seen again. In the Justice Department’s new Bioethics Committee, agent Les Mahler sees a sinister pattern emerging.... Zoe Kincaid is a petite college student whose rare genetic makeup may hold the key to a powerful medical breakthrough. When she is kidnapped, the very thing mankind has wanted since the dawn of time threatens to unleash our final destruction.

    Joshua says: "Another thought provoking book from Kira Peikoff"
    "Couldn't even really get through the beginning of"
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    This book just couldn't grab me at all. Not even given it's synopsis. I was expecting something more from the get go and it just wasn't there for me.

    0 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Mean Streak

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Sandra Brown
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (680)
    Performance
    (604)
    Story
    (617)

    Dr. Emory Charbonneau, a pediatrician and marathon runner, disappears on a mountain road in North Carolina. By the time her husband Jeff, miffed over a recent argument, reports her missing, the trail has grown cold. Literally. Fog and ice encapsulate the mountainous wilderness and paralyze the search for her. While police suspect Jeff of "instant divorce," Emory, suffering from an unexplained head injury, regains consciousness and finds herself the captive of a man whose violent past is so dark that he won't even tell her his name.

    KC in Lexington says: "Ms. Brown's book far exceeds usual quality."
    "OUTSTANDING"
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    I loved this book!! I found myself talking to the characters out loud. LOL. I thought I just knew who it was. Not. Oh well, it's a mystery. But, not if you'll buy and listen to this one.

    11 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • The Good Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Mary Kubica
    • Narrated By Lindy Nettleton, Johnny Heller, Tom Taylorson, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (753)
    Performance
    (677)
    Story
    (681)

    Born to a prominent Chicago judge and his stifled socialite wife, Mia Dennett moves against the grain as a young inner-city art teacher. One night, Mia enters a bar to meet her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when he doesn't show, she unwisely leaves with an enigmatic stranger. With his smooth moves and modest wit, Colin Thatcher seems at first like a safe one-night stand. But following Colin home will turn out to be the worst mistake of Mia's life.

    RayRay1974 says: "Very conflicted about this book."
    "Outstanding"
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    I enjoyed this book so much. Looked to see others she had here on Audible only to discover that this is it. :-(
    Hope we'll be getting more of her writings.
    The ending was such a surprise! All I'm gonna say about a well written mystery.

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful

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