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  • The Space Between

  • An Outlander Novella
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 4 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,589
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,316
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,293

Joan MacKimmie is on her way to Paris to take up her vocation as a nun. Yet her decision is less a matter of faith than fear, for Joan is plagued by mysterious voices that speak of the future, and by visions that mark those about to die. The sanctuary of the nunnery promises respite from these unwanted visitations...or so she prays. Her chaperone is Michael Murray, a young widower who, though he still mourns the death of his wife, finds himself powerfully drawn to his charge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Delight!

  • By Kathy on 06-01-14

Fills in some spaces ❤️

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

Reviewed: 01-20-15

Great little read! Davina brilliant as usual. Nice of DG to fill on these little pieces of her rich and colourful story. I would like to see more of theses two 😉

  • Written in My Own Heart's Blood Part 6

  • Outlander, Book 8
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

It is June 1778, and the world seems to be turning upside down. The British Army is withdrawing from Philadelphia, with George Washington in pursuit, and for the first time, it looks as if the rebels might actually win. But for Claire Fraser and her family, there are even more tumultuous revolutions that have to be accommodated. Her former husband, Jamie, has returned from the dead, demanding to know why in his absence she married his best friend, Lord John Grey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Diana Gabaldon never disappoints!

  • By Lucina on 01-15-15

Diana Gabaldon never disappoints!

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

Reviewed: 01-15-15

My all time favourite series!
Every book just takes you in even further to and I never want to leave. This wonderful family that you become a part of as you read on and on. Tears on a few occasions but always wanting more. Davina Porter I love you! Your narration brings these characters to life for me.
Diana you have created a world that I visit and never want to leave; thank you!
Now the wait for number 9. We now have Outlander the show so far a great addition. ❤️❤️❤️

  • Cherry Girl

  • Neil & Elaina #1
  • By: Raine Miller
  • Narrated by: Camme Tyla, James Green
  • Length: 7 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145

Elaina Morrison has loved Neil McManus her whole life. She doesn't remember a time when she didn't love him. Through heartbreaking tragedy and years of separation, her love holds true... until life stomps all over her heart, shattering her perfect dream, teaching her how hard it is to let go. Real life doesn't have anything on romantic dreams though, as these two have learned over and over again. It sucks big time, leaving painful scars in its wake.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Raine you never disappoint!

  • By Lucina on 08-13-14

Raine you never disappoint!

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

Reviewed: 08-13-14

What made the experience of listening to Cherry Girl the most enjoyable?

As always the narration was excellent!
Which always makes the audio more memorable for me thank you Raine!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Cherry Girl?

“Waiting and waiting forever. For you. Waiting for you to grow up. Waiting for you to see me as something more than just a friend of Ian’s. Waiting for the right time to tell you how I feel about you… I don’t want to wait anymore… Please don’t make me wait for you any longer.”

They come into bloom for a second time. They call it Autumn Cherry."


"Because I never stopped loving you and knew I never would I wanted you forever on my skin."

Which scene was your favorite?

Who do you want that you cannot have?” he whispered carefully, his eyes searing and dark, begging me to say. If I wasn’t so stubborn I might have spilled my guts right then and there, telling him every single detail of every nice thing he’d ever done for me growing up , and how I didn’t remember a time when I didn’t love him. <3 <3 <3

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

The story and characters are so beautifully written you feel you are part of the family and they are all your friends too. Neil and Elaina's journey is not any easy one but one I enjoyed and I will listen to again and again.

Any additional comments?

How good is Raine Miller !!! The Blackstone Affair is one of my favourite series ever, I love the audio and have listened to it countless times and will add Cherry Girl to the series.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Alpha

  • By: Jasinda Wilder
  • Narrated by: Summer Roberts, Tyler Donne
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,770
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,549
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,552

I found an envelope in the mail. No return address. My name on the front, my address. Inside was a check, made out to me, in the amount of 10 thousand dollars. Enough to pay the bills and leave me some left over to live on until I found a job. Enough to let me focus on classes. There was no name on the check, just "VRI Inc.", and a post office box address for somewhere in the city. No hint of identity or reason for the check or anything. No mention of repayment, interest, nothing...except a single word, on the notes line: "You." Just those three letters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A letter from the husband

  • By Up All Night Book Blog, (Abby) on 06-24-15

I Loved Alpha! Just WOW!

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

Reviewed: 07-11-14

Would you listen to Alpha again? Why?

Yes! I couldn't stop listening... its one of those books which has you from beginning to end and wanting more.

What did you like best about this story?

Jasinda never disappoints...Its a different story and might not suit all but for me quite addictive ;)

What about Summer Roberts and Tyler Donne ’s performance did you like?

I have listened to Summer before she is a great narrator and as usual did an awesome job with all the characters. I have purchased books because she is the narrator so this was a bonus. This is my first listen to Tyler and there will be more.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes!!! I wish that was the case. I will re-listen to ALPHA definitely.

Any additional comments?

Thank god we are getting BETA. Thank you Jasinda xxx

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • This Man

  • By: Jodi Ellen Malpas
  • Narrated by: Edita Brychta
  • Length: 17 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

Welcome to the sensual world of This Man...Young interior designer Ava O'Shea has no idea what awaits her at the Manor. A run-of-the-mill consultation with a stodgy country gent seems likely, but what Ava finds instead is Jesse Ward - a devastatingly handsome, utterly confident, pleasure-seeking playboy who knows no boundaries. Ava doesn't want to be attracted to this man, and yet she can't control the overwhelming desire he stirs in her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Man - Book One in The This Man Trilogy

  • By Lia on 12-30-13

Love! Love! Love! this series.

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

Reviewed: 06-06-14

If you could sum up This Man in three words, what would they be?

Crazy Mad God

Who was your favorite character and why?

Both Jesse and Ava - Maybe Jesse just that little bit more. He is so passionate, sexy and just so unrelenting countdowns and all. 3 2 1 0

Have you listened to any of Edita Brychta’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have seen her in many television programs. This is my first Audio book with her narration and I thought she was bloody brilliant. "MOUTH" Ava ...hahahah....

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I wish I could have but I never would have that sort of time.

Any additional comments?

I have read this series 3 times before and have been waiting for a long while for its release down here in Australia. I must have missed it when it was first released and found it by accident so I purchased all 3. Jodie is a great author and hopefully her next series will be just as good if not better!. Jesse will always rate in my top 5. <3 <3 <3

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Twisted

  • By: Emma Chase
  • Narrated by: Charlotte Penfield
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,281
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,185
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,188

When spontaneous and carefree meets cautious and responsible, falling in love can get just a little Twisted

There are two kinds of people in this world: the ones who look first, and the ones who leap. I’ve always been more of a looker. A planner. Cautious. Then I met Drew Evans. He was so persistent. So sure of himself. He made it easy to leap with him.

Did you think Drew and I were going to ride off into the sunset and live happily ever after? So did I. But life is about choices, and Drew already made his. In fact, he tried to decide for the both of us—but you know that’s not my style. So I came back to Greenville, to spend some time alone . . . sort of.

Because old habits die hard, and sometimes you have to go back to where you began before you can move ahead again.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I missed Drew's Voice - SO MUCH !!

  • By karen on 04-09-14

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 04-02-14

What made the experience of listening to Twisted the most enjoyable?

I love the way Emma writes and I really enjoyed the narration they are in my top 10 narrators <3 <3 <3

What was one of the most memorable moments of Twisted?

The Epilogue!

Have you listened to any of Charlotte Penfield’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes ! She is great! I would always purchase a book she has narrated!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Drew finally went to see Kate ;)

Any additional comments?

I can't wait for Tamed Miss Emma ! This is a great series where

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Real

  • By: Katy Evans
  • Narrated by: Charlotte Penfield
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,930
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,788
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,784

One night was all it took, and I forgot everything and anything except the sexy fighter in the ring who sets my mind ablaze and my body on fire with wanting. Remington Tate is the strongest, most confusing man I've ever met in my life. He's the star of the dangerous underground fighting circuit, and I'm drawn to him as I've never been drawn to anything in my life. I forget who I am, what I want, with just one look from him. When he's near, I need to remind myself that I am strong - but he is stronger.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • INTENSE, RAW, ABSOLUTLELY FANTASTIC!!

  • By BluBumbleB on 12-30-13

I loved this book!

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

Reviewed: 09-12-13

Where does Real rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top 10 <3

What was one of the most memorable moments of Real?

I don't want to be your adventure I want to be your REAL!

Which character – as performed by Charlotte Penfield – was your favorite?

Remy!

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

Real made my heart hurt want to burst and then feel so good!

Any additional comments?

REAL is now in my top 10 reads and I have already re - read and listened its just such a beautiful read. Remy is so lovable !!!!!! Thankyou to Katy can't wait for MINE...

9 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • The Unidentified Redhead

  • By: Alice Clayton
  • Narrated by: Keili Lefkovitz
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 745
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 682
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 684

When Grace Sheridan returns to Los Angeles to become a working actress, it's a second shot at a life-long dream. With some help from her best-friend agent, will that dream become a reality - or at 33, has Grace missed her chance at the big time? And when an unexpected sizzling romance with Jack Hamilton, the entertainment industry's newest "it" boy, threatens to shine an uncomfortable spotlight on her life, how will that affect her career... and his?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun, Flirty, Sexy, Smutty Book!

  • By Jordy ♡♡♡♡ on 07-17-13

Sweet nuts!

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

Reviewed: 07-25-13

What did you love best about The Unidentified Redhead?

Jack & Gracie have so much cheeky fun together.The bedroom antics are great too!

What did you like best about this story?

Grace is a little older which gives it a nice twist!

Which character – as performed by Keili Lefkovitz – was your favorite?

Gracie!

Any additional comments?

I can't wait for the next instalment. Alice Clayton you never disappoint! <3

  • Rock the Band

  • Black Falcon, Book 1.5
  • By: Michelle A. Valentine
  • Narrated by: Allen Steele
  • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 170
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 166

After Noel Falcon professed his love to the one girl who truly holds his heart in the palm of her hand, he decides to try his damnedest to keep Lane Vance in his life forever this time. There's no way he'll let her slip through his fingers again without a fight. The instant they are together Noel begins to plot a way to ask his headstrong ladylove to be his wife, but every attempt to pop the question is foiled by a string of mishaps that prevents him from getting the job done before he goes back on tour with Black Falcon.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Love the story. Hate the narrator!

  • By Karen on 06-01-13

Bad! Bad! Bad! Narrator!!!!!!

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

Reviewed: 05-31-13

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Someone who likes to listen to an old narrator....

What was one of the most memorable moments of Rock the Band?

I couldn't finish listening to this book it was an awful narration......

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Allen Steele?

The first books narration was great !

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The story was fine just the Narrator was YUCK!!!!!

Any additional comments?

I have this in my kindle and will read it instead! Sorry but you really need to change the narration. I really think I would like my money back. I have never thought that before. Very disappointing.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Reckless

  • The Thoughtless Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: S. C. Stephens
  • Narrated by: Rebekkah Ross
  • Length: 21 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 830
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 769
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 775

When Kellan’s band gains stardom, Kiera and Kellan’s relationship is put to the ultimate test. Can their love for each other withstand the constant pressure of superstardom? The friendships they’ve formed, the new family they’ve found, and the history they’ve forged will all play a part in helping them navigate the turbulent waters of the band’s exploding popularity. A greedy executive hell-bent on success, a declining pop star looking for an edge, and a media circus that twists lies into truths are just some of the obstacles the lovers will have to overcome if they are going to remain together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • KELLAN KYLE!!!

  • By Robin on 03-07-13

KK Rock God!

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

Reviewed: 03-16-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes! Definitely! Wow... I just loved this one. When you have read Thoughtless & Effortless then you need to read *Reckless* which ties it all together so well.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Can't pick one! Sorry! Kellan & Keira rocked! Anna & Griffen... so cool! Denny the most forgiving friend and I can just keep going on - all the cast made this book so appealing to me.

Which character – as performed by Rebekkah Ross – was your favorite?

Told you, to many to choose from! I really like her as a narrator <3 though...

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I would have loved to be able to but unfortunately I could not. I am re-listening as I type. It's that sort of book I'm sure I will re-listen to (this series) over and over.<3 <3 <3

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed Keira and Kellan journey and how they evolved. KK is my Rock God! and on that note maybe SJ Stephens might write Griffin's story or Evans and Jenny's * winking * just a thought <3 <3 <3