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Yucaipa, CA, United States
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  • Wyatt's Bounty

  • The McCades of Cheyenne, Book 2
  • By: Kim Turner
  • Narrated by: Dawson McBride
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

Bounty hunter Wyatt McCade is taking down outlaws one at a time. He's been in love with Tess Sullivan for years, but she refuses to give in to her feelings. Reeling from the rejection of his marriage proposal, he chases bounties with little concern for his own safety. When word reaches him that Tess never left for Boston, he rides for Cheyenne to confront her. Instead, he is ambushed and left for dead. Doctor Tess Sullivan shattered her heart by refusing Wyatt McCade's marriage proposal and making the biggest mistake of her life, by holding onto a secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't miss this fantastic book

  • By ReadingWench on 05-19-18

Wow Violent

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

Reviewed: 02-12-18

This is a new author for me. Both of these books were extremely action packed. But more violence than I care for in a story. My fast forward button was used a lot. Specially when I thought the violence was going on a bit long. Even with that said this author is very talented in my opinion. And I will certainly be looking forward to the next book in this series. The narrator is also new but very good.

  • Kirall's Kiss

  • By: M.K. Eidem
  • Narrated by: Ian Gordon, Jennifer Gill, Griffin Murphy
  • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265

Kirall was desperate. He was a Black Prime Dragoon, the strongest and fiercest of his kind. He was returning home after defeating the Varana when a small planet's moon triggered his Joining Heat. It shouldn't have been possible. He was right. Autumn was desperate. She was human, female, and struggling to survive. At 22, she was barely making ends meet. It's why she agreed to impersonate her roommate as a waitress for the weekend at a private party. She believed the money would change her life. She was right.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable Story

  • By Carolyn Conner on 01-24-18

Heart Sick

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-18-18

I absolutely love M.K. Eidem's Stories. But this one although only 4 1/2 hours long. Was nothing but sex for most of the book. Break's my heart because it could have been so much more! The narration was great as always. Believe it or not I am not apposed to a few sex scenes. Because I can skip through them and get on with the story. When I get fed up with all the unnecessary descriptions of the act. However this book was way out of line and over the top with the sex!

18 of 21 people found this review helpful

  • A Dragonling's Haunted Halloween and Night of the Demented Symbiots

  • Two Dragonlings of Valdier Novellas
  • By: S. E. Smith
  • Narrated by: David Brenin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 105

Two novellas: A Dragonling's Haunted Halloween and Night of the Demented Symbiots! During one of her many excursions exploring the palace, Cara Truman discovers a vast underground chamber that turns out to be the perfect place for her next invention. Discover what happens when another Earth holiday is unveiled, with the help from a couple of mischievous goddesses, the symbiots, and dragonlings. Then, the Queen of the Demented Symbiots plans to send her minions to capture the newest babies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kids will be Kids

  • By Troublemer on 11-10-17

Another Funny Bone Tickler

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

Reviewed: 10-16-17

Anyone who can read or listen to these Dragonling stories and not get tickled. Has no sense of humor as far as I am concerned. And David Brenin narrates them perfectly. All of the little ones tricking their big warrior Dad's. Just tickled this old ladies funny bone. Specially when they are running around trying to solve where the little ones have disappeared to. Before their wives find out they are all on another adventure! I do not listen to these books when in public with earphones on. Why? Because people give me the strangest looks. And am afraid they think I'm off my rocker!! Keep them coming Susan you are a big hit with me!!

  • Treyvon

  • Kaliszian, Book 2
  • By: M.K. Eidem
  • Narrated by: Ian Gordon, Jennifer Gill, Amanda Hendricks, and others
  • Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 661
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 590
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 587

General Treyvon Rayner is the Supreme Commander of the Kaliszian Defenses. He is the cousin and trusted friend of the Kaliszian Emperor, Emperor Liron Kalinin, in spite of Treyvon's ancestor being one of the causes of the Great Infection so many centuries ago. It is never far from Treyvon's mind, and he vowed he'd spend his entire life trying to make things right. Chef Jennifer Neibaur dreamed of traveling to exotic places, of experiencing different cuisines, and learning how to prepare them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Was A Great Story Just Like "Grim"!!!!!

  • By Lady G on 06-18-17

Thank You Audible!!

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

Reviewed: 06-20-17

As Author's go, they just don't come any better. I have read or listen to all of her books and they just seem to get better and better. All of them tie together one way or another. Cannot wait until the next one hits the market. As I will be on it in the blink of an eye. But my very favorite thing is listening to them. The full cast of narrators and the sound effects make them a treat for me. No spoilers from me on this neat story. Just do yourselves a favor and get it. It is well worth the money or credit.

  • Making It Right

  • Most Likely To, Book 3
  • By: Catherine Bybee
  • Narrated by: Cristina Panfilio
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 674
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 581
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 580

Some kids inherit a family business; Jo Ward inherited a badge. Once voted Most Likely to End Up in Jail, the town wild child has become sheriff - hell-bent on uncovering the truth about her father's mysterious death. Life is quiet in rustic River Bend, but Jo longs for something beyond her small hometown and the painful memories it holds. All that keeps her sane is the support of her best friends, Melanie and Zoe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Frosting on the cake

  • By Darlene on 05-11-17

Frosting on the cake

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

Reviewed: 05-11-17

This was an outstanding ending to a delightful series. Jo and Gil are a cute couple, that fit in perfectly with the other couples. I love all three books but find this one to be my favorite. It is always a pleasure to revisit other characters in a series. Although one could read these out of order I personally recommend they be read in order. I for one would love to see another book with all three couples later in life and with children of their own. Catherine Bybee is an excellent author. Throw in Cristina Panfilio and you have one delightful audio book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Whispered Lies

  • By: Kathleen Brooks
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 441
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 407
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 406

Government secrets are being sold, and the newly sworn in president of the United States already feels out of options. Without knowing the full scope of the scandal, the president decides to turn to the one person he knows he can trust - former FBI agent Elizabeth James. Her deep distrust of the system is rooted in her unfair discharge from service. Now she sees a chance to restore her reputation and send a message to those who would use their power to destroy others' lives.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 🌟🌟4 Stars 🌟🌟

  • By Cyndi on 02-11-18

Frightening Scenario

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

Reviewed: 04-14-17

Holy smokes classifying this book as "Mystery Thriller," was right on the mark. One can certainly see many possibilities for more books. Specially with this cast of characters. There was so much going on in this first book. I personally listened to this one twice to get most of the characters straight. Because of that I will be reading the next one as soon as it is released. From Kathleen Brooks first refreshing straight action packed book. With the limited amount of sexual scenes. She has become one of my very favorite authors. As fast as she can write them I will read them. Therese Plummer as always does a great job narrating. Trust me when I say if you like kick ass women, great guys. And a story that keeps you guessing, you will love this book!

  • Spirit Warrior

  • The Spirit Pass Series, Book 2
  • By: S.E. Smith
  • Narrated by: Samantha Cook
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114

Allie Whitewater was used to living between two worlds. She embraced the Native American heritage of her father and the white heritage of her mother. She was happy with both and didn't have the identity crisis many of her friends had. Growing up on a large working ranch in Montana, she had no desire to live in town, or worse, a large city. She planned on spending the rest of her life on the ranch her father started.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Feisty Lady

  • By Darlene on 12-10-16

Feisty Lady

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

Reviewed: 12-10-16

This is more my type of book. Sorry to all you out there who want all of the over blown, drawn out sex scenes. This story certainly kept me from having to fast forward through chapter after chapter. As far as the complaint's of the repeat of the first book? Well this one read form the guy side of the chase for Indiana. I loved Allies spunky attitude. S.E.Smiths humor is always a favorite with me. But had to get the tissue out for a short time. Which is not my style as a rule. Samantha Cook did a great job of narrating also. Cannot wait for Aleah's (guessing on the spelling) story. As I am hoping she makes the story go as I would like to see it happen.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Nikhil

  • Kaliszian, Book 1
  • By: M.K. Eidem
  • Narrated by: Ian Gordon, Jennifer Gill, Griffin Murphy, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 840
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 754
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 749

Mackenzie 'Mac' Wharton had agreed to guide a group that had wanted an adventure on her mountain. They got more than they bargained for when they were all abducted by a group of aliens called the Ganglians. Badly beaten and barely alive, Mac finds herself in the arms of the largest male she's ever seen. She should fear him, should be fighting to get away from him, but there was something about the massive male that called to her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Whaaa!?!

  • By Koren on 08-11-16

Nobody Does It Better

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

Reviewed: 08-11-16

Grabbed this the first day out. Since everything M. K. Eidem writes is good. Put that together with the wonderful narrations. Plus the great sound effects. Equal the best of the best! Could it have been longer? Certainly would have made me a happy camper. Most of her books that I have connect. So if I need more I just go back and listen to them again. Loved Nikhil's tenderness in this particular story. Mac could have been a little more understanding about the beads and his tradition. Can't wait until the next of this series comes out. Really would like to see Jen and Kim be reunited after all that both of them have been through.

  • Cassandra's Challenge

  • The Imperial Series, Book 1
  • By: M.K. Eidem
  • Narrated by: Ian Gordon, Jennifer Gill, Jess Friedman, and others
  • Length: 22 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,065
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 975
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 971

Cassandra Chamberlain has always stood out. It's hard not to at 6'1" and 165 pounds, with jet black hair and sapphire blue eyes. And if that isn't enough, she is also brilliant, graduating from Harvard at 15, teaching at MIT at 19, and up for the prestigious Magellan Award at 25. She's never really fit in. Not with her peers, not with her contemporaries, only with her family. But everything changes when the Earth is attacked, and Cassandra and her niece, Victoria, are the only survivors. Suddenly the smartest woman on the planet has to relearn everything.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding Story And Performance!

  • By Cheri on 06-24-16

Three Times Five

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

Reviewed: 07-13-16

There is only one word for this book and that is OUTSTANDING! I read this book on my kindle and liked it ok. So when I saw it was on Audible I put it in my wish list and kept it there for awhile before buying it. Now I could kick myself as know her books has the sound effects and multiple narrator's. Which puts her books far, far ahead of other's. This book is at least 10 times better on audio than it ever was just to read. I have since read Victoria. Challenge and am currently reading Jacinda's Challenge. Last night I e-mailed Audible and requested both of these books. Now I can hardly wait until they become available. This style of recording is totally brilliant. As put one right into the story as if you are there!!!

  • Choosing Riley

  • Sarafin Warriors, Book 1
  • By: S.E. Smith
  • Narrated by: David Brenin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 661
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 600
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 599

Riley St. Claire has always followed her own rules. When she discovers her current employer is not as law-abiding as she thought, she has to leave town in a hurry...or end up buried with the dead guy she discovered. She doesn't expect to be picked up by a passing trader from another world. As the ruling king of Sarafin, Vox d'Rojah is expected to produce a son who will be joined in marriage with the first-born daughter of the king of Valdier.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Must Listen For S.E. Smith's Fans!

  • By Cheri on 12-27-16

Riley's Bag of Trick's

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

Reviewed: 07-13-16

Can't say that I am a big fan of the shifting books. But really do like S.E. Smith's stories. This one simply tickled my funny bone. And that is a big hit for me. Riley's bag of trick's just kept getting better and better. This tough little chick just had a heart made of soft butter! But of course managed to take care of herself in all sticky situations. I have just finished reading "Viper's Defiant Mate." Viper is the brother of Vox. Who is sent to get the Grandma and the sister of Riley. I for one cannot wait until Audible gets it. As I had an extremely hard time reading it when I was wiping tears out of my eyes. Yep laughed until I could not see the print. David Brenin as usual did a great job with the narration!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful