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  • Falling into You

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Jasinda Wilder
    • Narrated By Gabriel Vaughan, Piper Goodeve
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (799)
    Performance
    (747)
    Story
    (747)

    Nell Hawthorne is in love with her life-long best friend, Kyle Calloway. Their young love is invincible and life is full of promise; then one night Kyle dies suddenly in a tragic accident and Nell is forever changed. She meets Kyle's older brother, Colton, for the first time at the funeral. They both struggle to move on with life as best they can. Years later, they meet again in New York City, and Colton realizes that Nell has never really gotten over Kyle's death. She seems to be harboring a deeply rooted pain, a heavy weight of guilt, and regret. He knows he shouldn't get involved, but he can't help himself.

    AudioAddict says: "Hard to categorize this one!"
    "You will cry"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would absolutely recommend this to a friend. It was an amazing story that took you to places emotionally that are hard to explain. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll cringe, you'll feel your heart break. This isn't your typical love story. This story couldn't be further from that. It's a story of true pain and suffering from a girl who most stories would picture as having the perfect life and in the end it all works out for the best, la de da. But not in this story. She has anything but the perfect life. She goes through some serious things but it's all so well written and so beautiful.

    The author is amazing. A true wordsmith. The whole book is just brilliant.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This isn't your typical sappy romance novel where everyone comes out smelling like roses in the end. This isn't the same story you've heard 1000 times retold in a new way. This is a very different kind of story that isn't just about love or falling in love. It's a really emotional journey for the characters in the book and the reader.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    This isn't the kind of book where you have a favorite part. The whole thing combined is an experience and you must go through the entire journey to truly enjoy the ride.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Wicked Ties: Wicked Lovers Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Shayla Black
    • Narrated By Lexi Maynard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (908)
    Performance
    (820)
    Story
    (823)

    When a stalker ratchets up his attempts to get to her, cable sex-talk-show host Morgan O'Malley turns to Jack Cole - a self-proclaimed dominant - for help. Though Jack is a bodyguard, Morgan feels anything but safe in his presence. Because slowly and seductively, Jack is bringing her deepest fantasies to the surface. And when he bends her to his will, what's more shocking than her surrender is how much she enjoys it and how she starts to crave his masterful touch.

    laurie eller says: "worth the credit!"
    "Incredibly well written!"
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    This was my first Shayla Black book but it without a doubt won't be the last. Highly erotic and intense with a dash of a mystery on the side.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Wanderer: Thunder Point, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Robyn Carr
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (843)
    Performance
    (746)
    Story
    (753)

    Nestled on the Oregon coast is a small town of rocky beaches and rugged charm. Locals love the land’s unspoiled beauty. Developers see it as a potential gold mine. When newcomer Hank Cooper learns he’s been left an old friend’s entire beachfront property, he finds himself with a community’s destiny in his hands. Cooper has never been a man to settle in one place, and Thunder Point was supposed to be just another quick stop. But Cooper finds himself getting involved with the town. And with Sarah Dupre, a woman as complicated as she is beautiful.

    Music Lover says: "Good new series by Carr"
    "Not exactly a romance"
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    The story isn't as much about a single person falling in love as it is about an entire town and all the little twists and turns that happen in their lives.

    I'm not quite sure why someone classified this book in the romance genre but whoever did it, couldn't have been more wrong. This wanderer guy the title hints that the story about is in maybe 1 hour of the 8 hour story. Yes he falls in love, but considering that's only a tiny part of the whole story, it make no sense why they even called the book that.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Her Sexiest Mistake

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Jill Shalvis
    • Narrated By Dina Pearlman
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (16)

    Mia Appleby finally has the life she always wanted. She's escaped her trailer trash childhood and built a nice life for herself with a marketing job and a cute, little condo. But no matter how much baggage she's ditched from her past, she still hasn't managed to shake her greatest weakness - men. So when her new neighbor turns out to be single and oh-so-sexy, Mia's worried she's playing with fire… Kevin McKnight can't get enough of his gorgeous neighbor, but after one amazing night, she's already showing him the door.

    TR says: "Horribly unlikeable character"
    "Horribly unlikeable character"
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    Right from the start this book rubbed me the wrong way. It went on and on about her "trailer trash" upbringing. It got down right offensive. Oh the horror of having to grow up with fake wood paneling.

    But even if you could overlook that, you are still left with the over the top "man eater" type character who prefers one night stands to chocolate cake.

    I tried really hard to listen. Normally I love Jill Shalvis books, especially the Lucky Harbor series but this one is so over the top it made my stomach turn. By chapter 3 I realized that my time is far to valuable and I like myself to much to continue to put myself through listening to one more minute of this offensive crap. And really I know that sounds harsh but it really was crap.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Then Came You: Animal Magnetism, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Jill Shalvis
    • Narrated By Karen White
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (99)
    Performance
    (87)
    Story
    (90)

    Veterinary intern Emily can't believe she wound up in the small town of Sunshine, Idaho, instead of in a Los Angeles clinic like she had always imagined. Now she has to put her plans to move to L.A. on hold for a whole year while she fulfills the obligation of her vet school scholarship. Then Wyatt, her gorgeous one-night stand from a Reno vet conference, introduces himself as her new boss. And Emily is just as drawn to his seductive looks and quiet strength as she was on that very steamy night.

    TR says: "Best book in the series!"
    "Best book in the series!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely. Jill Shalvis really shined in this one. Usually as a series goes along things start to go downhill but I really think this is the exception to the rule. Great story. Really well done.


    What about Karen White’s performance did you like?

    As always she was great. Flawless performance.


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

    It's hard to say without giving away important parts of the book and nobody likes spoilers but I will say yes, I was surprised when she left. I expected her to stay.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Rusty Nailed: Cocktail, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Alice Clayton
    • Narrated By Heather Smith
    Overall
    (155)
    Performance
    (150)
    Story
    (148)

    Playing house was never so much fun - or so confusing. With her boss on an extended honeymoon, Caroline’s working crazy-long hours to keep the interior design company running - especially since she’s also the lead designer for the renovation of a gorgeous old hotel. And with Simon, her hotshot photographer boyfriend, gallivanting all over the world for his job, the couple is heavy-duty into "absence makes the heart grow fonder" mode. No complaints about the great reunion sex, though!

    Troublez4u says: "first walled now nailed?!?!?"
    "To much fluff and filler"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    The book started off as a confusing mess. You couldn't help but get the sense that the publisher demanded a sequel and the author went through several periods of not knowing what to say to continue the first story along and in the end, you got a horrible start.

    Things did eventually get better but half-way through you couldn't help but feel sorry for the person and their horrible relationship. The saddest part was, she didn't seem to know her relationship was built totally around sex. He didn't seem to care about her needs, her problems or sharing any part of his life and even if she worked a 100 hours that week, hey as long as he got him some, who cares, right?


    What was most disappointing about Alice Clayton’s story?

    The most disappointing part is really that the author didn't seem to get how completely unhealthy this relationship really is. This isn't love. This isn't romantic. This is just sad. Sex does not a relationship make. Even if it's great sex. And just because you have sex 5 times a week, doesn't make it great sex. If you worked so much that week your eyes are about to bleed, going home to have to make your man happy by giving him a bj isn't right. That's not romantic. That's just serving your man to make HIM happy. I don't know. This whole story just rubbed me the wrong way.


    Was Rusty Nailed worth the listening time?

    Eh. Not really. I mean if you can get the book at a great discount, sure. It wasn't bad but I wouldn't suggest paying full price for this one.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • My Last Blind Date: Better Date than Never

    • UNABRIDGED (36 mins)
    • By Susan Hatler
    • Narrated By Martha Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    It's Valentine's Day and Rachel Price has a choice: Stay home and watch TV with her loveable doggy or let her best friend, Ellen, set her up on a blind date. What to do.... Ellen says the guy is a "10", but the last guy she set her up with was a "5". Rachel's been flirting with coworker Noah Peterson and she's hoping he's noticed. Then, she finds out Noah has big plans. Even worse, he advises Rachel to go on the blind date! Should she play it safe and spend the Hallmark holiday with her loyal pooch, Chester, or risk another dating disaster by trying yet again for love?

    TR says: "Incredibly short"
    "Incredibly short"
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    Would you try another book from Susan Hatler and/or Martha Lee?

    Yes, but next time I might look at the length beforehand. There is a difference between a well written short story, and a story cut short. This was most definitely the latter.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Uhh that's it? Where's the rest of the story? This was ore like the start of a good book that cut off a few chapters in.


    Did My Last Blind Date inspire you to do anything?

    It made me wonder how in the world this book got published. Not that it wasn't a great start but it was far from a full story. It left you sitting there confused how it could end so quick. It was more like a preview of an upcoming full novel.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Chasing Perfect: A Fool's Gold Romance, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Susan Mallery
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (503)
    Performance
    (348)
    Story
    (346)

    There is only one thing wrong with the charming community of Fool’s Gold, California: the men don’t stick around! This problem has to be fixed, fast, and Charity Jones may be just the city planner up to the challenge. Charity immediately falls in love with all the storybook town has to offer – except its sexy, famous, world-class cyclist Josh Golden. With her long list of romantic disasters, she’s not about to take a chance on another bad boy…but it may just be what they both need!

    Marilyn S. Hope says: "Another good book by Susan Mallery"
    "Eh. Not the best, but not bad."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I wouldn't. The performance wasn't bad but I just couldn't get into the story.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Susan Mallery again?

    Yes. She wasn't bad at all.


    Have you listened to any of Tanya Eby’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No.


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

    Bored. I hate to be so mean but to be honest the story just bored me to death. It just didn't have that heated passion or any OMG moments that tend to make you fall in love with a good romance book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Free: I'm Dreaming of an Undead Christmas

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    Overall
    (2911)
    Performance
    (2631)
    Story
    (2628)

    It's Christmas in Half-Moon Hollow and newly turned vampire Iris Scanlon-Calix wants to make Gigi's first visit home from college as normal and special as possible. It's taken months for Iris to work up the nerve to spend time around her baby sister after her vampire transition, so she enlists help from Jane Jameson and Company to keep her blood-thirst under control and assure Gigi's safety. Gigi, on the other hand, has problems of her own, including the demise of her relationship with high school sweetheart, Ben, and a looming job interview with Ophelia Lambert, the scariest potential employer in the Hollow.

    AudioAddict says: "Clever Christmas Cheer!"
    "Short and Rather Different"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I'm not normally into stories about vampires and ghosts and goblins but I found this story rather cute. It was short and could have been greatly improved by adding more background and length to the book but overall it wasn't bad.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Molly Harper? Why or why not?

    Probably. This book wasn't bad.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The One: Selection, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Kiera Cass
    • Narrated By Amy Rubinate
    Overall
    (802)
    Performance
    (729)
    Story
    (730)

    The time has come for one winner to be crowned. When she was chosen to compete in the Selection, America never dreamed she would find herself anywhere close to the crown - or to Prince Maxon's heart. But as the end of the competition approaches, and the threats outside the palace walls grow more vicious, America realizes just how much she stands to lose - and how hard she'll have to fight for the future she wants.

    Katheryne says: "Fabulous Final Installment"
    "Love love love!"
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    What made the experience of listening to The One the most enjoyable?

    This is one of those swoon worthy stories that you find yourself wanting to shout at the characters sometimes, and smile all at the same time. There are so many emotional ups and downs in this story.


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

    Absolutely. I couldn't in a million years turn it off. I had to rush to the end.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a series you will want to read. If you liked Twilight or the Hunger Games then The Selection series is a must read. The One, the last book in the series really wraps it up well.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Fighting for You: A Danvers Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Sydney Landon
    • Narrated By Allyson Ryan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (48)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (43)

    Ella Webber has spent years uncomfortable around the opposite sex…But as soon as she meets handsome Declan Stone, she is smitten. Quickly they become friends, finding frequent reasons to see each other around the office, and Ella longs for even more. So - with a little help from her friends - Ella resorts to performing a little seduction. One that Declan will never be able to resist. Burdened by emotional baggage from his time in the Marine Corps, Declan refuses to believe he’s the right man for sweet Ella.

    Candateshia Pafford says: "Not the best of the Danvers Novels...but"
    "Sweet Story even with annoying quirks"
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    What did you love best about Fighting for You?

    If you've read the other books in th series you'll be very familiar with this story. All the stories int he series are pretty much the same, only the characters change. This one is like the others, and covers the relationship of Ella and Declan. It was a sweet story and overall I would say well written that has a sweet, make you smile kind of ending.

    My only real complaint would be with the narration. It wasn't really as much her voice as the way she read certain parts of the story.

    As with all the other stories in this series there was a lot of talking to themselves. However the way the narrator read it, you cringe.

    It makes me think back to that Brady Bunch movie where Jan Brady would talk to herself in that crazy I'm talking to the voice in my head voice. And it happens that way a lot in the book ... every time a character speaks to themself.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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