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  • Grudge Match

  • By: Jessica Gadziala
  • Narrated by: Samantha Cook, Cooper North
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14

Ross Ward is bound by the chains of his past he never could seem to shake, leaving him living in darkness, detached from the world around him, and an obsessive workaholic with really only one rule: mind your own business. Until one night, there was Adalind Hollis - scared, confused, in need of help. And for the first time, he couldn't convince himself to walk away, to mind his own business. Even after she was getting the care she needed, he couldn't seem to make himself stay away. But keeping her close meant he would eventually have to let her in, would have to offer over the horrors of his past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this book

  • By Ratso on 05-29-18

Such a great story!

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

Reviewed: 05-10-18

I am a long time JG reader and I really loved this story. JG has the ability to create this lovable characters with very different and well developed back stories. I enjoy how strong her female characters are. Her male characters are so loving and caring of their women, not perfect but they always have that "protect my woman" thing that I can't get enough of. Ward a man with a really difficult past and Adelind with her sweet amd trusting personality make such a great couple. I just love how she does a nice and long epilogue (something not many writers do. BTW THANK YOU JG). Both narrators did a great job.

  • Deacon

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Stella Bloom
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,468
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,360
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,362

Deacon has an ugly history, a history that broke him, leaving him a ghost of a man. Out of necessity he left the normal world to descend into the criminal world and found he fit. So he stayed. Cold as ice and living off the grid, Deacon has no intention to connect, not with anyone. Then he returns to some remote cabins in the Colorado Mountains and finds they have new owners. One of them is Cassidy Swallow, a young woman willing to work hard to live her quiet dream in a house by a river surrounded by aspen and pine.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Best book by far in this series

  • By Joan on 05-15-15

Good

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

Reviewed: 01-09-18

I have listened to this book multiple times and I really like it. I enjoyed Deacon and Cassy's relationship. All the secrets aside I really liked the respect Deacon had for Cassy. I enjoyed their bedroom life also. I liked Stella Bloom as a narrator. She really gave the characters life. I didn't give this book 5 stars and was seriously considering giving it 3 stars because of "Beautiful War" (chapter 16). The song "Beautiful War" is the worst make up song ever. I listened to it and Googled the lyrics and it made no sense to me why the song was chosen. The whole make up scene was cringe worthy. I understand they are into kink but Deacon tied to a bed with a. butt plug doesn't seem fitting. I really don't want to sound judgemental but I just didn't like it. I would recommend this book and I will listen to it again but might skip the chapter all together.

  • Year One

  • (Chronicles of The One, Book 1)
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,078
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,777
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,744

It began on New Year's Eve. The sickness came on suddenly, and spread quickly. The fear spread even faster. Within weeks, everything people counted on began to fail them. The electrical grid sputtered; law and government collapsed - and more than half of the world's population was decimated. Where there had been order, there was now chaos. And as the power of science and technology receded, magic rose up in its place. Some of it is good, like the witchcraft worked by Lana Bingham, practicing in the loft apartment she shares with her lover, Max.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Magical Apocalypse "Lite"

  • By Kitty on 12-07-17

Now this is a great NR story

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

Reviewed: 12-07-17

I really loved this book. NR has not written a book this good in a while. This story is not a NR romance novel, it is her version of the apocalypse. The narrator is just amazing. Totally worth the credit.

7 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • Fool Me Once

  • First Wives Series, Book 1
  • By: Catherine Bybee
  • Narrated by: Emma Wilder
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,035
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 871
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 868

Cynical divorce attorney Lori Cumberland lives by one motto: Love is grand, but divorce is a hundred grand. With one failed marriage under her own personal belt, Lori had fallen hard and early - and it isn't something she plans on repeating. She's content focusing on the temporary marriages of her rich and famous clients. When she joins some of her recent divorcées on a celebratory cruise, her only vow is fun, sun, and new friends. But Lori finds herself tempted by a jury of one.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved the Romance and Mystery!

  • By Katherine on 09-26-17

Awesome!!!

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

Reviewed: 09-27-17

I absolutely love this story. CB gives us another awesome story. A few new characters mixed with old ones (The Weekday gang is back ) to create a story you won't be able to put down. The narrator is just amazing. Ms. Wilder gives each character their own voice and made my experience so enjoyable. This story and this narrator are the perfect combination. I cannot wait for the other stories in this series.

  • The Time in Between

  • The Magdalene Series, Book 3
  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Erin Mallon
  • Length: 19 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,198
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,124
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,127

After a painful loss, Cady Moreland is coming to Magdalene to start the next chapter of her life. A chapter that began 18 years ago but had a heartbreaking ending. The time in between was full of family and friendship, but Cady could never get the man she fell in love with all those years ago out of her heart. Coert Yeager has learned to live without the girl who entered his life right when she shouldn't and exited delivering a crippling blow he never would have suspected. The time in between was full of failing to find what he was missing...and life-altering betrayal.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Unbalanced...

  • By Jenneal on 09-08-17

Don't waste your time

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

Reviewed: 08-31-17

I am beyond blown away by all the 5 stars this piece of garbage got. This book doesn't belong as the final book of the Magdalene Series. I am so disappointed with this whole book. I need to start with the narrator, Why change a narrator that worked so well before (The Will and Soaring)? Her breathy whispers just made me cringe. To hear the old characters in her voice (which did not change from character to character) completely killed me. She couldn't even pronounce the names correctly. I really hate how KA portays women as weak, dumb, clueless and without a backbone. Every time one of the characters said "Pardon? What? Sorry?" after a statement was spoken to them made me want to scream. To have a main character that is totally ignored and mistreated by the "hero" jump in bed with him at the snap of his fingers because he changed his mind is pitiful. Coert was cruel to her and she just took it. Cady was the type of woman we pray our daughters never become. The introduction of a bunch of new characters was so unnecessary (try to keep them all straight) and to make all interaction with the old characters to be so meaningless is a crime. I was expecting a lot better from KA. I found myself just begging for the book to be over. This was such a disappointment. I was so excited that this book was finally being printed/recorded. That epilogue was simply garbage. If you really want to know the ending go to the last 5 minutes of the book and you'll know everything without the waste of 19 hours of your life.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Come Sundown

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 17 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,914
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,929
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,890

The Bodine ranch and resort in western Montana is a family business, an idyllic spot for vacationers. A little over thirty thousand acres and home to four generations, it's kept running by Bodine Longbow with the help of a large staff, including new hire Callen Skinner. There was another member of the family once: Bodine's aunt, Alice, who ran off before Bodine was born. She never returned, and the Longbows don't talk about her much. The younger ones, who never met her, quietly presume she's dead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heart-rending story... good overcomes misogyny

  • By Sher on 06-15-17

Alright

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

Reviewed: 06-07-17

This book is alright. What really kept me coming back was Alice's story. I shed some tears for Alice and everything that she went through. While Bo and Cal are the main characters Alice's abduction and life are the real story lines. I have to say there was no real romance drama or real crazy romance story just a couple that used to be attracted to each other (when they were kids) that got reunited. Jesse and Chase's quirky romance was a lot more interesting. The narrator was great. She did a great Job bringing the characters to life. I always wish the ending included a bit more. The epilogue needed to be more detailed maybe a look into the future.

61 of 69 people found this review helpful

  • Raid

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Dara Rosenberg
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,359
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,262
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,265

Hanna Boudreaux has lived in the small town of Willow all her life. She’s sweet, cute, and quiet. Hanna has a moment of epiphany when she realizes her crush for forever, Raiden Ulysses Miller, is never going to be hers. She sees her life as narrow and decides to do something about it. Raiden Miller is the town’s local hero. A former marine with the medal to prove his hero status, he comes home shrouded in mystery. It takes a while, but eventually Hanna catches his eye.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • best book ever

  • By tiger mom on 05-27-15

Holy Moses!!

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

Reviewed: 05-18-17

I honestly really struggled to finish it. The story is just weak. Who on earth sits in a cafe for hours waiting for someone they have a crush on since the beginning of time just so they could watch them? Hannah that's who. Hannah's pre-adolescent behavior and vocabulary just drove me nuts. Sadly the narrator made Hannah sound even more like an Air head. Hannah is not bad ass heroine she's just an over grown child. I would NOT recommend this book at all.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 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 794
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 682
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 681

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

Nice end to the series

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

Reviewed: 05-10-17

I love KB. She just had these sweet stories. No major breakups, triangles or silly fights. This book closes the chapter of the murder of Joann's father. I loved Jo and Gil. While I was able to figure out some of the secrets way before the end I really enjoyed the story. I love to see what the characters of the other 2 books are doing. Would've loved to have a forwarded epilogue. I would have LOVED to see Jo married and with a bunch of kids.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Complicated

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Lance Greenfield, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 18 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,209
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,768
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,765

When small-town Nebraska sheriff Hixon Drake meets Greta Dare, the connection couldn't be stronger, but the timing couldn't be worse. Dealing with the fallout of a divorce he never wanted and setting up a new home for his kids, Hix becomes that guy, that one he never wanted to be, and puts a stop to things before they can even start. Protecting his kids and himself is his only priority. Greta, on the other hand, has found the place for her and the brother she adores that's perfect for them - a sleepy little town in Nebraska.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Complicated was a pleasure to my senses!

  • By Kara Hildebrand on 05-02-17

Great Story

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

Reviewed: 05-05-17

I just simply Love this story. Greta and Hixon are just so great together. Greta is such a strong woman. Hixon got me angry a couple of times but I guess it's necessary in any story. Both Narrators did a great Job. I could listen to Lance Greefield all day everyday. I love how KA always gives so much more. We get to see so much more of the whole family in her epilogue. I wonder if she would get more stories out of this book. I totally recommend this book.

  • Torn

  • Devil's Wolves, Book 1
  • By: Carian Cole
  • Narrated by: Noelle Bridges, Mason Lloyd
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,384
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,287
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,290

He's loved me since the day I was born. He's taken care of me. He's awakened me. Tor is my father's best friend. Fifteen years older than me, he's always been my protector. The one I should never, ever want. But I was born to be his.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • MORAL TURPITUDE?

  • By Vicki on 11-29-16

It's ok

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

Reviewed: 03-22-17

It honestly took me a while to finish it. It was just ok. I guess I didn't like the fact that the main characters were apart for so long. I like Mason Lloyd very much as a narrator and I wished he read the whole book. If you like the Embers and Ashes series we finally see pieces of Asher's story.