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  • How to Date Your Dragon

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi, Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,459
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,222
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,220

Concerned that technology is about to chase mythological creatures out into the open (how long can Sasquatch stay hidden from Google maps?), the League for Interspecies Cooperation is sending Jillian to Louisiana on a fact-finding mission. While the League hopes to hold on to secrecy for a little bit longer, they're preparing for the worst in terms of human reactions. They need a plan, so they look to Mystic Bayou, a tiny town hidden in the swamp where humans and supernatural residents have been living in harmony for generations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As someone from Louisiana...

  • By Kristi on 02-13-18

You never go wrong with Molly Harper

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

Reviewed: 01-27-18

After stumbling upon her audiobooks years ago, I have never gone wrong with her books. This is no exception. Amanda Ronconi always enhances the great writing. This was no exception. It was different to have a second narrator. I always struggle with the characters voices from different narrators. I wish it was more like the old radio theater where the narrating actor performed the voice throughout. But that's a personal preference, or industry opportunity. My only complaint is the stories can't come fast enough - lol.

The new location and storyline was fun. As with almost all Ms. Harper's offerings, the story is set in the South and draws upon the regional customs and cultures. It is exciting to see the introduction into the other magic beings and cultures. It offers so many opportunities for new stories.

The angst and sex is not the star, which I appreciate. The characters are so well developed, you get to know them as a being and not a character, or worst, as a caricature. This is no exception.

Bravo for another excellent production! We can't wait for more!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Neanderthal Seeks Human

  • A Smart Romance, Knitting in the City, Volume 1
  • By: Penny Reid
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Grace
  • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,223
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,091
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,086

After losing her boyfriend, apartment, and job in the same day, Janie Morris can't help wondering what new torment fate has in store. To her utter mortification, Quinn Sullivan- aka Sir McHotpants- witnesses it all then keeps turning up like a pair of shoes you lust after but can't afford. The last thing she expects is for Quinn - the focus of her slightly, albeit harmless, stalkerish tendencies - to make her an offer she can't refuse.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun, funny and very entertaining

  • By SIMARA on 11-21-17

I don't get why everyone else loves it

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

Reviewed: 01-14-18

I don't get what so many think is so great. There is NO steamy, dreamy or otherwise. It's drags on and on. It was like listening to an 11 year old nerd-girl's idea of a romance based on "Shades" in its emotional unavailability and controlling man. I can't imagine anyone that naïve and clueless as Janie. There is nothing about Quinn that allows us to get to know him and make any emotional connection. It just got exhausting to wait for something, anything.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Wardrobe Malfunction

  • By: Samantha Towle
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi, Alexander Cendese
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235

Vaughn West is at the height of his acting career. He's the it man of Hollywood - until the ultimate betrayal sends him into a downward spiral of alcohol-infused days, ending with a different woman in his bed every night. His only way out of the funk is accepting a new movie deal with the hottest director in Hollywood. Charlotte Michaels is a designer-brands girl on a thrift-store budget until she lands the mother of all jobs as Vaughn West's wardrobe assistant on his latest movie. Only their first meeting doesn't go as planned, and now, Vaughn is acting like a jerk.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved It

  • By Alexandria Moore on 11-05-17

Fun story, but not all the narration helps

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

Reviewed: 12-25-17

The story is very cute, fun, sweet. Amanda Ronconi's narrations was excellent. Alexander Cendese's narration was painful. His character voice change to extreme falsetto for all female characters make this like two different books shuffled together. If it had been only his narration, I would have asked for a refund.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Full Package

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,965
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,816
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,818

I've been told I have quite a gift. Hey, I don't just mean in my pants. I've got a big brain, too, and a huge heart of gold. And I like to use all my gifts to the fullest, the package included. Life is smooth sailing...until I find myself stuck between a rock and a sexy roommate, which makes for one very hard...place. Because scoring an apartment in this city is harder than finding true love. So even if I have to shack up with my buddy's smoking-hot and incredibly amazing little sister, a man's got to do what a man's got to do.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's the Full Package

  • By Ndulgent Bloggrs on 03-31-17

So yummy

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

Reviewed: 03-12-17

I appreciate the romance from the guy's perspective, the hot love making and the build up to a happy ending. Josie and Chase are both wonderful characters.

The one thing I did not like about the book is the "Josie's recipes". It just threw off the cadence of the story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Big Rock

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,747
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,743

My dad needs me to cool it for a bit. With conservative investors in town wanting to buy his flagship Fifth Avenue jewelry store, he needs me not only to zip it up, but to look the part of the committed guy. Fine. I can do this for Dad. After all, I've got him to thank for the family jewels. So I ask my best friend and business partner to be my fiancée for the next week. Charlotte's up for it. She has her own reasons for saying yes to wearing this big rock.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Big, Hot, Sexy Mess!

  • By erobbins33 on 06-06-16

Rocked my world

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

Reviewed: 03-12-17

I love Lauren's use of the man's point of view. Her choice of Sabastian York to bring her good hearted, attractive, successful New Yorkers to life is brilliant.

Like too many guys, Spencer is daft that the woman he loves in already a huge part of his life. Charlotte is smart and capable and even at the moment of truth, when she has to help the clueless Spenser realize they are perfect together. The ride through the week of their fake relationship that becomes a hot real thing is delicious.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Well Hung

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,337
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,175
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,164

Here's what you need to know about me - I'm well-off, well-hung, and quick with a joke. Women like a guy who makes them laugh - and I don't mean at the size of his you-know-what. No, they want their funny with a side of huge, not to mention loyal. I've got all that plus a big bank account, thanks to my booming construction business. Yup. I know how to use all my tools. Enter Natalie. Hot, sexy, smart, and my new assistant. Which makes her totally off limits...Hey, I'm a good guy. Really.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hammered!

  • By The Audio Flow on 09-19-16

What a yummy romp

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

Reviewed: 03-12-17

Lauren's world is the perfect escape. Hot, good guys with interesting jobs falling for strong women in fun places are a fun romp. Wyatt and Natalie's carnal fun through Vegas and at the office are hot. With Sabastian York's exceptional voice brings Wyatt's world to life.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mister O

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,684
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,410
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,397

Just call me Mister O. Because your pleasure is my superpower. Making a woman feel "oh god that's good" is the name of the game, and if a man can't get the job done, he should get the hell out of the bedroom. I'm talking toe-curling, mind-blowing, sheet-grabbing ecstasy. Like I provide every time. I suppose that makes me a superhero of pleasure, and my mission is to always deliver.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • BEST BOOK I'VE LISTENED TO IN A VERY LONG TIME!!!

  • By Cyndi on 05-11-16

"O" that was fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 03-12-17

Reading the description, I wasn't sure how I'd feel about a guy who writes an adult cartoon about saving the orgasm. But fantastic! Nick and Harper are a delight. Their story is a fun romp.

Lauren Blakely's world where the men are great looing an even better guys, women are smart and strong and the sexy is "O"MG is fantastic.

Add my favorite male performer, Sebastian York, and oh my!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Nudge

  • Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness [Expanded Edition]
  • By: Richard H. Thaler, Cass R. Sunstein
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,822
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,413
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,409

Every day, we make decisions on topics ranging from personal investments to schools for our children to the meals we eat to the causes we champion. Unfortunately, we often choose poorly. The reason, the authors explain, is that, being human, we are all susceptible to various biases that can lead us to blunder. Our mistakes make us poorer and less healthy; we often make bad decisions involving education, personal finance, health care, mortgages and credit cards, the family, and even the planet itself.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • An overly long Nudge in the right direction

  • By Jay on 06-08-13

Worth a listen, but requires a true read too

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

Reviewed: 01-29-17

I appreciated listening the to the book, but the references to the pdf materials and reliance on them makes this a read friendly book.

I learned from it and will purchase it to read on paper to enable me to learn more.

  • The Interestings

  • By: Meg Wolitzer
  • Narrated by: Jen Tullock
  • Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,134
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,875
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,888

The summer that Nixon resigns, six teenagers at a summer camp for the arts become inseparable. Decades later the bond remains powerful, but so much else has changed. In The Interestings, Wolitzer follows these characters from the height of youth through middle age, as their talents, fortunes, and degrees of satisfaction diverge. The kind of creativity that is rewarded at age 15 is not always enough to propel someone through life at age 30; not everyone can sustain, in adulthood, what seemed so special in adolescence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Top Listen for 2013 - A+++

  • By Beth Anne on 05-24-13

Such a snooze

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

Reviewed: 01-29-17

I should be able to relate, but I could not. Maybe it is because it is just a regurgitation of the last 40 years. It is my fault for purchasing a book to be part of a book club. It is not what I would choose myself. But I failed to see the point. After 5 weeks and 16 chapters, I had to give up.


The author seems to be able to create quality characters. Judge for yourself.

  • The Year of Living Danishly

  • Uncovering the Secrets of the World's Happiest Country
  • By: Helen Russell
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,258
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,105
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,103

When she was suddenly given the opportunity of a new life in rural Jutland, journalist and archetypal Londoner Helen Russell discovered a startling statistic: the happiest place on earth isn't Disneyland but Denmark, a land often thought of by foreigners as consisting entirely of long, dark winters, cured herring, Lego and pastries. What is the secret to their success? Are happy Danes born or made?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining but Brittle

  • By AR on 02-17-17

I wanted more

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

Reviewed: 08-02-16

Helen's story was slow to start for me. About the time I began to really understand what Living Danishly is really all about, it seemed to end. I wanted more. But it was a great story and provided wonderful insight into an alternative to American consumerism and upmanship lifestyles. It was a delightful read and I have reread the final three chapters a few times.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful