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  • From Lukov with Love

  • By: Mariana Zapata
  • Narrated by: Callie Dalton, Teddy Hamilton
  • Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 201

If someone were to ask Jasmine Santos to describe the last few years of her life with a single word, it would definitely be a four-letter one. After 17 years - and countless broken bones and broken promises - she knows her window to compete in figure skating is coming to a close. But when the offer of a lifetime comes in from an arrogant idiot she's spent the last decade dreaming about pushing in the way of a moving bus, Jasmine might have to reconsider everything. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • this has ruined me for all other audiobooks!

  • By SkirmishofWit on 05-16-18

Amazing.

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

Reviewed: 05-23-18

Love Mariana Zapata! Plus I used to be a figure skater so this felt very personal. Excellent details. Very sweet story. More than met my high expectations and perfect narration.

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  • Point of Retreat

  • Slammed, Book 2
  • By: Colleen Hoover
  • Narrated by: Kamran R. Khan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 532
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 482
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 493

Hardships and heartache brought them together...now it could tear them apart. Layken and Will have proved their love can get them through anything; until someone from Will's past emerges, leaving Layken questioning the very foundation on which their relationship was built. Will is forced to face the ultimate challenge: how to prove his love for a girl who refuses to stop "carving pumpkins". "Sometimes two people have to fall apart, to realize just how much they need to fall back together."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I enjoyed this book, not the narrator.

  • By Tonya on 03-21-13

Great follow up.

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

Reviewed: 05-21-18

Nice follow up of a story that no one wanted to end. Loved Will’s POV.

  • Slammed

  • By: Colleen Hoover
  • Narrated by: Heidi Baker
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 931
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 833
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 839

Layken Cohen isn't your typical 18-year-old. After the recent death of her father, she is forced to be the rock for both her mother and younger brother. Outwardly, she appears resilient and tenacious, but inwardly, she's slowly losing hope. Enter Will Cooper: The 21-year-old new neighbor with an intriguing passion for performing "Slams". Will and Layken immediately form an intense and emotional connection neither of them knew they needed until it was found.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not for me. Too much teen angst.

  • By Jane on 08-17-13

Instant classic.

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

Reviewed: 05-21-18

This is the first work of the incredible career of Colleen Hoover. It’s great and her novella shockingly improve.

  • Finding Cinderella

  • By: Colleen Hoover
  • Narrated by: Jason Carpenter
  • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 509
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 470
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 472

One year and one bad relationship later, his disbelief in love-at-first-sight is stripped away the day he meets Six: a girl with a strange name and an even stranger personality. Unfortunately for Daniel, finding true love doesn’t guarantee a happily ever after - it only further threatens it. Will an unbearable secret from the past jeopardize Daniel and Six’s only chance at saving each other?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good pre sequel of Hopeless

  • By @lindaerd on 09-19-17

Fun.

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

Reviewed: 05-20-18

Very fun novella. Perfect add on to Someday Maybe which I never wanted to end.

  • Maybe Not

  • By: Colleen Hoover
  • Narrated by: Jason Carpenter
  • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 620
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 580
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 576

When Warren has the opportunity to live with a female roommate, he instantly agrees. It could be an exciting change. Or maybe not. Especially when that roommate is the cold and seemingly calculating Bridgette. Tensions run high and tempers flare as the two can hardly stand to be in the same room together. But Warren has a theory about Bridgette: Anyone who can hate with that much passion should also have the capability to love with that much passion. And he wants to be the one to test this theory.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic. love colleen Hoover

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-29-14

Adorable.

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

Reviewed: 05-16-18

Warren was such a sweetheart. This is a great follow up to Someday Maybe which I never wanted to end. Super narration.

  • Maybe Someday

  • By: Colleen Hoover
  • Narrated by: Zachary Webber, Angela Goethals
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,906
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,697
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,692

At 22 years old, Sydney has a great life: She’s in college; working a steady job; in love with her wonderful boyfriend, Hunter; and rooming with her best friend, Tori. But everything changes when she discovers Hunter's cheating on her - and she is left trying to decide what to do next. Sydney becomes captivated by Ridge, her mysterious neighbor. She can’t take her eyes off him or stop listening to his playing his guitar every day out on his balcony. And there’s something about Sydney that Ridge can’t ignore, either.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "Listening" with Your Heart

  • By Melissa Bee on 05-24-14

Five million stars.

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

Reviewed: 05-14-18

One of the best by one of the greatest authors. So thoughtful and imaginative and truly beautiful. Better with each reread.

  • Run to You

  • By: Rachel Gibson
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 153
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 131

Stella Leon's bartending gig was going fine until gorgeous ex-Marine Beau Junger decked her mob-connected boss, spirited her out of the city, and claimed that Stella's half-sister - the one with the perfect life - sent him. Now Stella has no choice but to go along for the ride...and seduce Beau's military-issue socks off....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I definitely didn't love this story.

  • By Amber on 02-08-14

Perfect.

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

Reviewed: 05-11-18

Rachel Gibson is the best. Such a fun series. Smart, funny, meaningful and great narration and heart.

  • Rescue Me

  • By: Rachel Gibson
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 308
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 274
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 274

She's 33, unmarried, and stuffed into a Bubble-Yum-pink bridesmaid dress. And the whole town wants to fix her up with anyone with a dental plan.... Who's going to rescue Sadie Hollowell now? Everyone in Lovett, Texas, knows Sadie has always been a "notional" kind of gal. She got a notion to leave town ASAP and never visit her daddy (bless his heart) again. Now she's back and got the notion to invite a good-looking, hard-muscled, total stranger to her cousin's wedding.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Rescue Me Rocks

  • By Candy Lyons on 06-01-12

Perfect

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

Reviewed: 05-11-18

One of the best novels from one of my favorite authors. Love rereading it and the series. So funny and smart with great banter and narration.

  • What I Love about You

  • Truly, Idaho, Book 3
  • By: Rachel Gibson
  • Narrated by: Emma Bates
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 106

Ex-high school cheerleader Natalie Cooper could once shake her pom-poms with the best of them. But she's paid for all that popularity: her husband's run off with what's left of their money and a 20-year-old bimbo named Tiffany. Leaving Natalie to manage a photo store and having to see some pictures she, well, really shouldn't.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Wished it were better

  • By Mon on 11-25-14

Perfect.

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

Reviewed: 05-08-18

Rachel Gibson is the best. Nobody writes better romantic comedies. Love her smart and funny but meaningful style. I reread her books often and love this series.

  • Truly Madly Yours

  • By: Rachel Gibson
  • Narrated by: Emma Bates
  • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 154
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154

When pretty hairdresser Delaney Shaw returned home to Truly, Idaho, for the reading of her stepfather's will, she planned on paying her respects and getting out of town. But it seems the will has some unexpected stipulations - like the one that says if Delaney wants her inheritance she needs to stay put and have nothing to do with sexy Nick Allegrezza...for an entire year!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Truly Enjoyed

  • By MaxineSap on 10-12-13

Perfect.

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

Reviewed: 05-08-18

Rachel Gibson is a writing genius. So smart, romantic and funny. Excellent chemistry and narration.