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SIMARA

Bayamon, Puerto Rico
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  • The Wicked Wyckerly

  • By: Patricia Rice
  • Narrated by: Eliza Jane Cornell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 164
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 160

John Fitzhugh Wyckerly has been the spare heir all his life, supporting himself with gambling and charm. The news that he's inherited the bankrupt title of earl of Danecroft shatters his indolent world. Even penniless, he's always paid his debts, but now the estate's creditors are closing in. He can fake his death and run for cover or accept overwhelming responsibility and find a rich wife - one who will also accept his illegitimate terror of a daughter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally

  • By erin on 12-31-15

Bored me

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

Reviewed: 12-14-18

This story felt to drag too long. It just bored me. The romance is not great either. The narration was monotone and with bad accent. Skip this one.

  • Holiday Royale

  • By: Christine Rimmer
  • Narrated by: Ginger Cornish
  • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10

A playboy prince is roped into giving love lessons to a young, innocent woman - only to find himself falling for his eager pupil, in USA Today best-selling author Christine Rimmer's newest addition to her Bravo Royales miniseries.... Up till now, Lucy Cordell has led a pretty sheltered life - but she's ready to burst out of her shell. Still, she has absolutely zero experience with men - so she needs help. Someone to help her shed the cloak that seems to scream "Virgin!" every time she gets within five miles of an eligible guy.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • It’s just ok

  • By SIMARA on 12-11-18

It’s just ok

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

Reviewed: 12-11-18

This is a story that has been written many times before. Virgin wants a pretend boyfriend to practice because she is interested in someone else. While pretending they fall in love and live happily ever after. The twist here is that the pretend boyfriend is a royal. That makes it even more unlikely and unbelievable. It was an ok story if you like predictable settings and enjoy Harlequin type ideal romances. The narration was pretty good although the male voices could have been better.

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 102,053
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 94,537
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 94,098

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I started with very high expectations, got bored multiple times during the story

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-16-18

So inspiring

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

Reviewed: 11-22-18

Trevor Noah’s story is so inspiring. Against all odds he overcame extreme poverty and violence to become successful. His narration was on point too. Loved it!

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  • Bittersweet

  • The True North Series, Book 1
  • By: Sarina Bowen
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld, Tad Branson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,472
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,373
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,375

The last person Griffin Shipley expects to find stuck in a ditch on his Vermont country road is his ex-hookup. Five years ago they shared a couple of steamy nights together, but that was a lifetime ago. At 27 Griff is now the accidental patriarch of his family farm. Even his enormous shoulders feel the strain of supporting his mother, his three siblings, and a dotty grandfather. He doesn't have time for the sorority girl who has shown up expecting to buy his harvest at half price.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hot Farmer+Strong Heroine+Scenery=Perfection!

  • By Lydia D. Rella on 10-18-16

From booty call to forever love

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

Reviewed: 11-14-18

Cute love story that started as a hook up. Slow build romance and very good dual POV narration. Made me want to listen to the next book. Recommended for contemporary romance fans.

  • Say You Want Me

  • By: Corinne Michaels
  • Narrated by: Sophie Eastlake, Zachary Webber
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,809
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,671
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,665

There's no way I'll fall for Wyatt Hennington. He can keep his Southern drawl, irresistible smile, and those pick-up lines all to himself. I made the mistake of sleeping with him not once, but twice. I'm not stupid enough to give him round three, especially after he left me in the middle of the night so I could see myself out. I vow to return to Philadelphia and forget him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A RIVETING ROMANTIC RIDE & A VERY EMOTIONAL TWIST

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 11-18-16

Good story and good narration

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

Reviewed: 11-01-18

Interesting story about overcoming loss and pain to find true love. It felt realistic and the dual narration was definitely a plus. Good continuation to the series as you get updates on previous characters but it can be a stand-alone too.

  • The Countess

  • By: Lynsay Sands
  • Narrated by: Sarah Coomes
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 716
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 596
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 602

The fairy tale courtship did not turn into a happily-ever-after. Not until her husband dropped dead, that is. He had been horrible enough to Christiana during their short marriage, and she was not going to allow the traditional period of mourning to ruin her sisters' debuts as well. So she decides to put him on ice and go on as if nothing's happened.... Until the real earl appears.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining!

  • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 06-03-13

Could not finish

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

Reviewed: 10-15-18

After starting and stopping this story several times I finally gave up. It just bored me. I’ve listened to stories by this author and this narrator before but somehow for this book the combination did not work. I stopped when the story still had 2 hours. Wasted credit for me.

  • Play On

  • By: Samantha Young
  • Narrated by: Claire Kilpatrick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184

Nora O'Brien chased a dream from Indiana to Scotland, so sure it was the right thing to do. Three years later she was left in her adopted country with nothing to her name but guilt and regret. Until Aidan Lennox entered her life. Older, worldlier, a music producer and composer, the sexy Scot should never have made sense for Nora. But somehow in each other they found the light they were looking for, the laughter and the passion - the strength to play on despite their past losses.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Play On

  • By Listening is Reading on 10-10-18

Just ok

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

Reviewed: 10-14-18

I’m disappointed in this story. I usually love Samantha Young but this story was boring at times. It was more of a fiction story than a romance. It’s basically Nora’s life from teenager to adult, her first marriage, becoming a widow and rebuilding her life after loss.
The narrator under the name of Claire Kilpatrick is really Angela Dawe. I’ve listened to her on a paranormal series and she did good because a monotone narration was appropriate but for this story it didn’t work. Ms. Kilpatrick (Dawe) does a terrible Scottish accent (compared to previous narrators of Ms. Young books). Also, it was monotone and made the story extra boring. Not recommended for people wanting to listen to a romance book but it good be enjoyable for fiction lovers.

  • Black Rainbow

  • By: J.J. McAvoy
  • Narrated by: Aubrey Vincent, Marcio Catalano
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,167
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,087
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,085

After an erotic one-week fling with a musician she meets in a bar, Thea Cunning never expects to see Levi Black again. Then Monday morning comes around, and she discovers that her former lover is not only her professor, but he's also one of the top criminal lawyers in the state of Massachusetts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Verdicts In .... Five Solid Stars!

  • By Cheri on 06-11-16

The best narration ever

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

Reviewed: 08-22-18

This book features the best narration I’ve ever heard (and I have 350 audiobooks). What makes this narration perfect is the dual point of view with distinct voices (2 narrators). The right amount of emotion and tone was added to the story. Plus it had special sound effects that took the story to the next level. You could actually hear phones ringing, alarms going off, a gun shot and little sounds like that that made the story so much more interesting and alive for the listener. I don’t understand how this is not the norm. Loved it!
The story is very interesting too and has several unexpected turns. The romance is hot and vivid. Highly recommended.

  • The Laird Takes a Bride

  • The Penhallow Dynasty
  • By: Lisa Berne
  • Narrated by: Elle Newlands
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

Alasdair Penhallow, laird of his clan and master of Castle Tadgh, is forced to end his carefree bachelorhood thanks to an ancient decree that requires him to marry. But Alasdair's search for a biddable wife comes to a screeching halt when Fate serves up Fiona Douglass. Prickly as a thistle, Fiona challenges him at every turn, rendering herself surprisingly irresistible. Her love would be a prize indeed...if Alasdair could accept it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Quick & Witty Highland Romance

  • By LilMissMolly on 11-25-17

Just too long

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

Reviewed: 07-31-18

The story felt too long and it became boring. The change of heart of the hero at the end did not feel believable and there was no groveling. Even the “conflict” was not interesting enough. This story is not worth a credit.

The narration is wonderful and it’s the reason why I actually got the book. But great narration is not enough to make the story interesting.

  • Beard in Mind: Winston Brothers, Volume 4

  • By: Penny Reid
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe, Chris Brinkley
  • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 484
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 460
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 460

All is fair in love and auto maintenance. 

Beau Winston is the nicest, most accommodating guy in the world. Usually. 

Handsome as the devil and twice as charismatic, Beau lives a charmed life as everyone's favorite Winston Brother. But since his twin decided to leave town, and his other brother hired a stunning human-porcupine hybrid as a replacement mechanic for their auto shop, Beau Winston's charmed life has gone to hell in a handbasket. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • all around a winner

  • By Deanna on 11-15-17

Least favorite of the series

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

Reviewed: 07-12-18

Although I love this author and this series this book was my least favorite. It felt too long with unnecessary situations that felt like fluff to make the book longer. It was interesting to learn about OCD and that aspect felt realistic but others like the celibate hero, Beau getting a mansion as a gift from a friend and Shelly’s family being so completely clueless about her diagnostic were highly unlikely situations.

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