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B. Wood

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  • Hey Sunshine

  • Hey Sunshine Series, Volume 1
  • By: Tia Giacalone
  • Narrated by: Amanda German
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

Avery Kent knows that life can change in an instant: One second you're on your way out of small-town life, the next you're left heartbroken and stunned when your thrill-seeking high school boyfriend runs off in pursuit of a potentially dangerous dream. When Chase returns, Avery wants to think she can trust him again. But when the arrival of a handsome, quiet stranger named Fox shifts Avery's focus, she realizes that things are about to get a lot more complicated.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Unique take on NA romance

  • By B. Wood on 01-16-18

Unique take on NA romance

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-16-18

What made the experience of listening to Hey Sunshine the most enjoyable?

I've seen this book around for years but had never gotten around to reading it. I love a good romance story, so when the opportunity to listen to this audiobook for review came about, I jumped at it. Tia did a great job developing here characters and I enjoyed the story. There were a few parts where I found the story a bit slow, but I definitely wasn't expecting the ending.

Avery Kent's life changed after her high school boyfriend left her without a word to chase a thrill by fighting wild-land fires. When he unexpectedly reaches out to her after years she decides to give him another chance. Chase comes back into her life expecting to pick up where things left off. He struggles with how her life has changed since he left.

What about Amanda German’s performance did you like?

The narrator did a good job. I really enjoyed that she used an accent (maybe it's her regular voice) while narrating. Since the book is set in the south it made it feel like more of an authentic narration. She did well separating between the characters, I didn't find myself getting lost as to who was speaking.

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

I found myself swooning, anxious and invested in what would happen next for these characters. Overall I would recommend this book and I am looking forward to reading Night Fox, the conclusion to the story.

Any additional comments?

I noticed that there was a strange echo/background noise but otherwise really enjoyed her voice.

  • Checkmate: This Is War

  • The Checkmate Duet, Book 1
  • By: Kennedy Fox
  • Narrated by: Lia Langola
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257

Travis King is the worst kind of a**hole. He taunts me for being a good girl and mocks my high standards. He's cruel, crass, and has enough confidence to last two lifetimes. And I hate him. He's always loved getting under my skin, and one night against my better judgment, I let him in my bed. I've succumbed to his manw**re ways, but that doesn't change a thing. Because the King is about to get played at his own game - and lose.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good Narration

  • By Brooklyn on 01-24-17

Great story, be sure you have book 2 ready!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-07-17

If you could sum up Checkmate: This Is War in three words, what would they be?

I loved This is War! Then tension and banter were amazing. Great character development and the story kept me on my toes. My only wish is that there was also a male narrator. I sometimes get lost when the book has alternating POV's and one voice does both.

Did Lia Langola do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

She did a great job and I'm very impressed with her narration. I would have preferred a male to narrate the Travis chapters.