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Houston, Texas, USA
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  • Rocked

  • Black Light Series, Book 1
  • By: Livia Grant
  • Narrated by: Kai Kennicott, Wen Ross
  • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

When Samantha Stone hears that the popular rock band Crushing Stones, created by her childhood sweetheart, is headlining at a new dance club nearby, she considers it fate. She’s waited seven years to get answers. Why had he deserted her without even saying good-bye? Jonah “Cash” Carter has scanned the throngs of fans for years looking for her. Waiting. When he spots Sami in the crowd, he freezes mid-song. He’d named his band for a reason, and tonight would be the night he finally got to crush a Stone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic!

  • By Virginia on 10-01-18

A little bit of everything with a side of angst

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

Reviewed: 10-05-18

I loved this book. High drama, hot sex, mystery and bdsm. A winning combination. Narrators were spot on and gave the characters life and depth. highly recommend.

  • Driven

  • Driven Series, Book 1
  • By: K. Bromberg
  • Narrated by: Tatiana Sokolov
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,834
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,692
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,703

In a world full of willing women, I'm a challenge to the roguish and achingly handsome Colton Donavan. A man used to getting exactly what he wants in all aspects of life. He's the reckless bad boy constantly skating that razor-thin edge toward out of control, on and off of the track.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • interesting

  • By Cam on 01-01-15

Sweet, hot & Sexy

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

Reviewed: 09-13-18

But I despise cliffhangers, and this one is a doozy. just make the book longer, if it's good people will happily pay the extra money.

The book was great though, and the narrator is one of my favorites, as she can do a convincing male voice that doesn't grate my nerves.

  • Crazy, Hot Love

  • By: K.L. Grayson
  • Narrated by: Wen Ross, Kai Kennicott
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

Claire Daniels is good at a lot of things, but dating isn't one of them. The men she dates must have a job on her approved-occupation list. It has to be safe, which means no cops, pilots, doctors, ranchers, and absolutely no firefighters. She's kept to her rules thus far - as long as you ignore the tiny crush she has on Trevor Allen, a crush that cannot move toward anything physical because Trevor is a firefighter and a rancher. Not to mention he's four years younger than she is and the brother of her two best friends. Still, it sure would be nice to have him put out her fire.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Crazy, Hot Love

  • By Kim Monk on 08-11-18

Sweet, hot & Sexy

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

Reviewed: 08-22-18

I enjoyed listening to this book. Kai and Wen knocked this performance out of the park, I love their southern accents, and the way they express the emotions of their characters.
The story was intricate and well-written, the characters had depth and sensitivity, and who can resist a happily ever after?

  • Triple Trouble

  • Found in Oblivion Series, Book 2
  • By: Cari Quinn, Taryn Elliott
  • Narrated by: Kai Kennicott, Wen Ross
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15

Juliet Reece grew up in the shadow of her seemingly perfect older sister, Margo Reece. While Juliet's wealthy, blue-blood parents dealt with infidelity, Juliet fought for normalcy. Now she's the bassist in Warning Sign, a band on the rise, and she finally feels like she's making space for herself in the world. It's her time to shine, and she's ready to have fun and focus on her career. Until Randy "Sparks" Pruitt nearly blows up her life. Literally. She can't stand the guy. She definitely hasn't fantasized about gripping a handful of his hair and - no. Not happening.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Super Sexy MFM Romance!

  • By bookbruin on 08-27-18

Brilliant of course

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

Reviewed: 07-31-18

Well written, sexy, sensitive. The narration was spot on, Kai and Wen brought the story to life and it was easy to differentiate the characters. The story was a fun journey and had me wishing for that kind of love for myself.

  • Cross

  • By: Adriana Locke
  • Narrated by: Wen Ross, Kai Kennicott
  • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

Cross Jacobs was a screw-up. Everyone knew it, especially him, and the point was hammered home when Kallie Welch drove herself right out of his life. But she’s back. Seeing Cross wasn’t on Kallie’s to-do list. She didn’t think she could avoid him forever, but trying never hurt anyone. One minute she’s standing by herself, and the next she’s accosted by a rich, velvety scent that could belong to only one man: Cross. At face value, he’s divine. All rugged and confident, with a smile that melts her right where she’s standing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Short and Sweet Novella

  • By bookbruin on 08-02-18

Love it

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

Reviewed: 07-26-18

Gtrat story but it was too short. Narration was perfect as always. I love those Gibson boys!!

  • Craft

  • By: Adriana Locke
  • Narrated by: Wen Ross Kai Kennicott
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76

They’re not quite enemies, and not really friends. More like frustrated balls of sexual tension, Lance Gibson drives Mariah Malarkey absolutely crazy. He uses her office like a phone booth, and takes cupcakes from the corner of her desk like she baked them just for him. She didn’t. Maybe she knew the history teacher happened to love peanut butter icing, but that was purely a coincidence. Mariah has a way of getting under Lance’s skin, too. She calls him out on his crap, spoils him even if inadvertently, and, seeing the librarian in skirts, drives him wild. She won’t give in. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hot for Teacher!

  • By bookbruin on 05-22-18

Beautiful story

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

Reviewed: 05-22-18

A great story, beautifully written, sensitive and sexy. There were times when I laughed out loud and times when I wanted to cry. Adriana Locke is a great storyteller, and Kai & Wen were the perfect match for this story.

  • Hard & Reckless

  • Club Reckless, Book 1
  • By: Victoria Ashley
  • Narrated by: Wen Ross, Kai Kennicott
  • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

Cole King...the name alone leaves a bad taste in my mouth, a reminder of how he broke my trust in the worst way possible. My best friend of 20 f--king years. He had my back and I had his. Always. Until he crossed the line. Now visions of him sinking between my girl's legs, making her scream in all the ways only I should've been doing, haunt me, mixed with images of all the ways I can rip his damn throat out. I've tried to forget it and move on, but I can't. Ways to inflict even just a small portion of the pain he made me feel f--king consumes me. Somewhere in his fucked up, twisted mind, he thought it would be okay to share my girl. Now.... Now, he gets to see what it feels like to share what is his.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hot and Reckless Alpha Bad Boys!

  • By kgagnon on 01-19-18

Three times the fun

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

Reviewed: 01-11-18

Where does Hard & Reckless rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It was a decent story, interesting characters, I kind of wish the author had developed the backstory a little, I would have liked to know more about them.

What about Wen Ross and Kai Kennicott ’s performance did you like?

Kai and Wen make the most awesome sexy noises.

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

Yes, and so I did.

Any additional comments?

Definitely worth a listen.

  • The Secret Life of Cooper Bennett

  • By: Golden Czermak
  • Narrated by: Kai Kennicott, Wen Ross
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

Cooper Bennett is a high school senior living a hard and abusive life in the sleepy town of Goodman, GA. One night, a monstrous burden is thrust upon him with the potential to unlock the better life he’s always wanted; one filled with love from the girl of his dreams and strengthened childhood friendships. However, the effects of his actions do not go unnoticed. Grayson Manning and his athletic son Liam see things far differently, doing everything in their power to send all Cooper has affected into ruin before he and the dangerous Lance Goddard manage to do the same to them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding Narration and Left Me Wanting More!

  • By bookbruin on 01-01-18

Cooper Bennett is my hero

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

Reviewed: 12-20-17

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

Most Definitely. Golden develops his characters well, makes his stories entertaining, and keeps the reader/listener engaged.

What about Kai Kennicott and Wenn Ross ’s performance did you like?

Wen and Kai are a fabulous team. They consistently play off each other and bring the story to life, giving an extra audio boost not done by other duo narrators.

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

Yes, I wish I could have.

Any additional comments?

I was given a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review. Honestly, GET THIS BOOK.

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  • Pretty Kitten

  • Age of Night, Book 2
  • By: May Sage
  • Narrated by: Wen Ross, Kai Kennicott
  • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

It’s a closely guarded secret that some shifters are born with the ability to change ordinary human beings, and there are plenty of dangerous Alphas would kill to keep it under wraps. A few months ago, Daunte’s biggest problem was hiding his attraction to the human woman he doesn’t want to destroy; now that she’s turned, those who don’t want her dead want to lock her in a lab, or worse yet, get their hands on the shifter who did it to her - his newborn nephew.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By Gloria Fridley on 03-03-18

The story continues

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

Reviewed: 12-15-17

Would you consider the audio edition of Pretty Kitten to be better than the print version?

did not read the print version

What about Kai Kennicott and Wen Ross ’s performance did you like?

Kai and Wen are a great team. They play off of each other and bring the story alive with their subtle touches.

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

I think it should have been combined with the first book, it's the continuation of the story, why not just put it together.

  • Secrets We Keep

  • By: Mandy M. Roth
  • Narrated by: Wen Ross
  • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

Mating with a human is strictly forbidden. Alpha wolf-shifter Dane has been forced to stand by and watch the love of his life date another. Trisha is off limits to him because she isn't a supernatural and she's not allowed to know his secrets. When he realizes she's going to take the plunge and marry another - a human - he can't fight his inner beast any longer. It wants to claim her and he's going to let it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • MMMMMM......

  • By Brandie @AudiobookObsession on 12-14-17

Could have been better

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

Reviewed: 12-15-17

What disappointed you about Secrets We Keep?

I would have liked to see the story expanded, the characters developed into something I wouldn't mind spending an evening with. This listened like a high school book report.

Would you ever listen to anything by Mandy M. Roth again?

Give me an 8 hour book and I probably would.

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

Wen has the deepest, sexiest voice around. It's always a good time when Wen is in my ear.

What character would you cut from Secrets We Keep?

I would probably ADD characters, just to have different points of view