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  • Playing for Keeps

  • By: Kendall Ryan
  • Narrated by: Jason Clarke, Virginia Rose
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,171
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,098
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,094

The first book in the scorching new Hot Jocks series by New York Times best-selling author Kendall Ryan - available in audio first! I've never been so stupid in my entire life. Elise Parrish, my teammate's incredibly sweet and gorgeous younger sister, should have been off-limits, but my hockey stick didn't get the memo. After our team won the championship, our flirting turned physical, and I took her to bed. Then shame sent her running the next morning from our catastrophic mistake.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun, Sweet and Sexy!!!

  • By Ashley D on 05-29-19

Sports romance...yay!

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

Reviewed: 06-13-19

I thought this was pretty good overall! I’m giving it 4 out of 5 stars. I’m not sure if I’ve heard these narrators before (maybe him), but I enjoyed listening to both. I’m all about sports romances, so I was excited to see a series from Kendall. While I did enjoy the cast of characters, and the fact that Justin played hockey, I expected a little more focus on that aspect. I wanted more ice time, because even though I don't like sports, I enjoy reading about them.

Elise was a good character, and I really liked her friend Becca too. Elise’s brother Owen was on the team with Justin, so that was an added bonus on top of them being old friends. I love when there are other books in a series focused on teammates, so I’m excited for All the Way to come out later this year. I recommend this book if you like sports, or best friend’s sister, romances!

  • Three Blind Dates

  • Dating by Numbers Series, Book 1
  • By: Meghan Quinn
  • Narrated by: Ava Erickson, Aiden Snow
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183

When the publicity team of the new local restaurant Going in Blind begins their search for a hot, local celebrity to promote the wildly popular eatery, they couldn't have found a better person than Noely Clark. A hopeless romantic with an exceedingly demanding schedule, she found it impossible to find the man of her dreams so being set up on three very different, very attractive, and very distinctive blind dates, seemed like a great idea, but who will she choose?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A FAULTLESS LIGHTHEARTED ROMANTIC COMEDY

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 11-03-18

Such a cute audiobook!

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

Reviewed: 12-19-18

This was such a cute audiobook, and the narrators were fantastic. I'm giving this 5 out of 5 stars.

I first read Three Blind Dates on my Kindle towards the beginning of the year, so this was a re-read for me. It got 5 stars both times, but I think I enjoyed the audio slightly more. The female narrator was amazing, and she really brought Noely's character to life. The male narrator was also good, and made me fall in love with the man she ends up with even more. I already knew how this ended, but the guessing game was so much fun as a first time reader.

I highly recommend you check out this book, and the rest of the trilogy. You won't regret it! I've read everything that Meghan has published this year, but this first book I read by her (Three Blind Dates) is still my favorite of hers so far. It's that good, so go read it people!

  • Autoboyography

  • By: Christina Lauren
  • Narrated by: Deacon Lee, Kyle Mason
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 407
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 391
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 391

Three years ago Tanner Scott's family relocated from California to Utah, a move that nudged the bisexual teen temporarily back into the closet. Now, with one semester of high school to go and no obstacles between him and out-of-state college freedom, Tanner plans to coast through his remaining classes and clear out of Utah. But when his best friend, Autumn, dares him to take Provo High's prestigious Seminar - where honor roll students diligently toil to draft a book in a semester - Tanner can't resist going against his better judgment and having a go.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 4.5 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi Marie on 06-16-18

So Good!

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

Reviewed: 11-29-18

So good! I highly recommend this book. It had some drama, some heartbreak, and some growing feelings that made me swoon. I'm giving this 5 out of 5 stars.

The story is great. You can see the attraction growing, and unfolding, the farther we get into the book. The narrators (mostly just one) were amazing. I will definitely see what else they've narrated.

A lot of characters were amazing: Tanner, Autumn, Tanner's parents for the most part, the seminar teacher, and even Sebastian…although I feel like I need to have some words with him. The epilogue was adorable, and made the ups and downs seem worthwhile. I didn't cry, but I felt myself get misty eyed a couple times. Read this book!

  • A Place in the Sun

  • By: R.S. Grey
  • Narrated by: Victoria Aston, Roger Frisk
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 361
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 343
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 344

When her mother's incessant matchmaking hits an all-time high, Georgie Archibald does what any sensible woman would do: she flees the country. Seeking refuge in the picturesque seaside village of Vernazza, Italy, Georgie's only plan is to lie low, gorge herself on gelato, and let the wine and waves wash her troubles away...that is until she wakes up in a bed that belongs to the most romantic-looking man she's ever seen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh My Liam Neeson, I've Been Taken

  • By URSULA G on 04-06-17

Another Great Read

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

Reviewed: 11-29-18

I enjoyed this one a lot. The narrators took a little getting used to, but I'd recommend the audiobook. I'm giving it 4.5 out of 5 stars.

I liked Georgie's character a lot. I felt like we could have maybe been friends if she was real. And Gianluca was a hunk, and seemed like an amazing guy. He's going on my book boyfriend list.

This book didn't surprise me much, especially something that I think was supposed to be a plot twist. Never the less, I enjoyed it a ton. The mental picture the author painted of Italy was breathtaking. I'm jealous because I want to travel so bad!

Lots of the other characters were great too. This book wasn't super happy go lucky; some of the characters had gone through/were still going through some hard times. I won't say more on that, but just be prepared for some feels. I can't wait to read another one of her books!

  • My Heart and Other Black Holes

  • By: Jasmine Warga
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 304
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 283

Sixteen-year-old physics nerd Aysel is obsessed with plotting her own death. With a mother who can barely look at her without wincing, classmates who whisper behind her back, and a father whose violent crime rocked her small town, Aysel is ready to turn her potential energy into nothingness.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Depressingly Delightful

  • By FanB14 on 06-20-15

Great Audiobook!

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

Reviewed: 11-29-18

This was a great audiobook on a darker subject. I'd highly recommend you check it out.

  • The Last Time We Say Goodbye

  • By: Cynthia Hand
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 394
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 361

The last time Lex was happy, it was before. When she had a family that was whole. A boyfriend she loved. Friends who didn't look at her like she might break down at any moment. Now she's just the girl whose brother killed himself. And it feels like that's all she'll ever be. As Lex starts to put her life back together, she tries to block out what happened the night Tyler died. But there's a secret she hasn't told anyone--a text Tyler sent that could have changed everything.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Such sweet sorrow

  • By LD82 on 04-26-15

Pretty Good Overall

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

Reviewed: 11-29-18

This was pretty good overall. The narrator was entertaining to listen to, and the story tugged at my heartstrings during a few moments.

  • The Sky Is Everywhere

  • By: Jandy Nelson
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 631
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 560
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 562

Adrift after her sister Bailey's sudden death, Lennie finds herself torn between quiet, seductive Toby - Bailey's boyfriend who shares her grief - and Joe, the new boy in town who bursts with life and musical genius. Each offers Lennie something she desperately needs... though she knows if the two of them collide her whole world will explode. Join Lennie on this heartbreaking and hilarious journey of profound sorrow and mad love, as she makes colossal mistakes and colossal discoveries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow.

  • By Pilot Chase on 04-06-12

Loved This

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

Reviewed: 11-29-18

I really loved this audiobook. It was so enjoyable to listen to, and I loved how it all ended.

  • The Scorpio Races

  • By: Maggie Stiefvater
  • Narrated by: Steve West, Fiona Hardingham
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,323
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,218
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,224

With her trademark lyricism, Maggie Stiefvater turns to a new world, where a pair are swept up in a daring, dangerous race across a cliff—with more than just their lives at stake should they lose.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stiefvater at Her Best

  • By Staaj on 07-01-12

Highly Recommend

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

Reviewed: 11-29-18

Really enjoyed this audiobook (great narrators) and story. It was weird, but in a good way. It's my first book by this author, and it definitely won't be my last. I didn't cry like I expected based on other people's reviews; I did get misty eyed though. Sean and Puck were great characters, and I loved the romantic aspect of the book...although it was a little less than I was expecting. The whole island of characters were pretty entertaining. I'd highly recommend this story, especially via audiobook.

  • Shameless

  • By: Lex Martin
  • Narrated by: Stephen Dexter, Brooke Bloomingdale
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 996
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 927
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 924

What the hell do I know about raising a baby? Nothing. Not a goddamn thing. Yet here I am, the sole guardian of my niece. I'd be lost if it weren't for Katherine, the beautiful girl who seems to have all the answers. Katherine, who's slowly finding her way into my cynical heart. I keep reminding myself that I can't fall for someone when we don't have a future. But telling myself this lie and believing it are two different things.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • PERFECTION.. NO WONDER THIS WAS A BESTSELLER

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 09-30-16

So Freaking Good!

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

Reviewed: 11-29-18

So freaking good! This was my first book by this author (in anticipation for the ARC I received of Reckless), and it definitely won't be my last. I'm giving this 5 out of 5 stars.

I listened to the audiobook, and really liked the narrators overall. Especially the female narrator's interpretation of Brady's voice. That Boston accent she did for him was wicked awesome! I absolutely adored both Katherine and Brady, along with a lot of the other minor characters. And Izzy was super cute!

So this book is kind of emotionally heavy, which you can probably tell from the summary. I didn't cry while reading, but my heart kind of broke at spots. Brady and his family, and even Katherine, are going through a tough time after losing loved ones, along with some other setbacks life throws their way. And if anyone's life is completely turned upside down, it's Brady. I feel bad for the poor guy, and everything that's dumped on his plate. But everything works out in the end; I'm so glad he gets a happy ending!

I loved how the connection between these two characters unfolded, how Brady was with his niece, and the raw emotions we got a glimpse of here and there. And the epilogue was so good. I can't wait to see a little more from these characters in Reckless...which I need to devour ASAP! I highly recommend checking out this book if you're a romance lover. I can't wait to go back and read the other books this author has written when I have a little free time.

  • This Is Effortless

  • Checkmate Duet Series, Book 2
  • By: Kennedy Fox
  • Narrated by: Lia Langola
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158

Introducing book two in the new Checkmate Duet Series from a secret duo of best-selling authors! This friends-to-lovers romance will have you swooning and laughing from beginning to the end! Are you ready to play the game?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Love This Audio Book !!!

  • By jojodeen on 08-29-17

Good...but dramatic

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

Reviewed: 11-29-18

After my love for book one in this Drewtney duet, I had high expectations. Unfortunately I didn't like this one as much as I wanted. I'm still giving it 4 out of 5 stars.

This was one dramatic book! I'm not going to spoil anything, but just wow. I still love Drew and Courtney as a couple. They're adorable. And I once again loved the snippets we saw of other characters from the first duet. That cliffhanger makes me want to read the last duet ASAP. I must know what happens next with the last couple.

I think the reason I didn't love this more is because of how dramatic it was, and how kind of out there it was…particularly with one character. If you read this, you'll know who I’m talking about. But the epilogue was super adorable, so yay for that!