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  • Shelter in Place

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,586
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,621
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,563

It was a typical evening at a mall outside Portland, Maine. Three teenage friends waited for the movie to start. A boy flirted with the girl selling sunglasses. Then the shooters arrived. The chaos and carnage lasted only eight minutes before the killers were taken down. But one person wasn't satisfied with the shockingly high death toll at the DownEast Mall. And as the survivors slowly heal, find shelter, and rebuild, they will discover that another conspirator is lying in wait - and this time, there might be nowhere safe to hide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Nora I love is back!!

  • By Indydog on 05-31-18

Fast paced and engaging

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

This is a standalone mature Roberts book, more complex and with grittier story lines and eclectic characters. Darker than her usual although still maintaining the romantic aspects that are her standard. Nora Roberts can tell a story, and this one is fast paced and has a number of twists and turns hat help to keep the reader's attention.

January LaVoy was very good, even though you couldn't always immediately distinguish who was talking her tone, pace and emotional narration were spot on.

  • Porn Star

  • By: Laurelin Paige, Sierra Simone
  • Narrated by: CJ Bloom, Jacob Morgan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 818
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 776
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 777

Everybody knows Logan O'Toole, world famous porn star. Except then Devi Dare pops into my world, and pretty soon I'm doing things that aren't like me - like texting her with flirty banter and creating an entire web porn series just so I can get to star in her bed. Again. And again. With Devi, my entire universe shifts, and the more time I spend with her, the more I realize that Logan O'Toole isn't the guy I thought he was. So maybe I'm not the guy you thought I was either.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love the book!

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-06-17

Not interesting

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

Reviewed: 04-11-17

This book wasn't bad, it was just dull and couldn't manage to keep my interest.

Jacob Morgan is solid, but the female narrator was all wrong; it remains a mystery how editors & publishers are ok with these narrations that are both robotic and over dramatic.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Easy

  • By: Tammara Webber
  • Narrated by: Tara Sands
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,318
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,234
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,245

A girl who believes trust can be misplaced, promises are made to be broken, and loyalty is an illusion. A boy who believes truth is relative, lies can mask unbearable pain, and guilt is eternal. Will what they find in each other validate their conclusions, or disprove them all?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't Want to Stop Listening

  • By Rita on 11-06-12

Hero's POV much better

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

Reviewed: 03-16-17

About a year ago I listened to "Breakable", the guy's POV of this same story and its successor although a standalone. I liked that one much, much better. It had more depth and less teen angst.

The narrator wasn't half bad but I had a very hard time getting past the fact she pronounced the main character's name as jack-well-in.

  • The Player

  • By: Claire Contreras
  • Narrated by: Zachary Webber, Megan Tusing
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 869
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 808
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 807

I'm naturally gifted on the field and between the sheets. With flashy cars and enough media attention to put the royal family to shame, I'm the definition of most eligible bachelor. Every man wants to be me, and every woman wants to tame me. Until Camila. The moment I lay eyes on her, I know I have to have her. She wants to keep me at arm's length. I want her naked in my bed. She says I'm bad news. I have three weeks to prove her wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Freaking perfection. Zachary Webber is the hottest soccer player ever!

  • By Ariadna B. on 12-18-17

Average story, fantastic narration

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

Reviewed: 03-16-17

Story was fine, nothing special, a little contrived and predictable.

I have to say Zachary Webber is really growing on me. It took me about 10 minutes to realize who he sounded like with this accent: Chris Hemsworth!

  • HIM

  • By: Sarina Bowen, Elle Kennedy
  • Narrated by: Teddy Hamilton, Jacob Morgan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,158
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,035
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,039

Jamie Canning has never been able to figure out how he lost his closest friend. Four years ago, his tattooed, wisecracking, rule-breaking roommate cut him off without an explanation. So what if things got a little weird on the last night of hockey camp the summer they were 18? It was just a little drunken foolishness. Nobody died.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Where have these narrators been all my life?

  • By kindle customer on 03-09-16

Thoroughly enjoyable listen

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

Reviewed: 03-11-17

This book was an endearing, low angst, hot and romantic. Authors managed to tell a beautiful love story while showing the very real and constant uncertainty and contempt gay people have to deal with every single day.

Both narrators were spectacular. Great voices, vulnerable, funny and honest. The dual POV was fantastic and I appreciated how they both sounded the right age.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Out of Nowhere

  • Middle of Somewhere, Book 2
  • By: Roan Parrish
  • Narrated by: Spencer Goss
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,064
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,016
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,013

The only thing in Colin Mulligan's life that makes sense is taking cars apart and putting them back together. In the auto shop where he works with his father and brothers, he tries to get through the day without having a panic attack or flying into a rage. Drinking helps. So does running and lifting weights until he can hardly stand. But none of it can change the fact that he's gay, a secret he has kept from everyone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5+ Stars for Spectacular Narration!

  • By Belen on 07-10-16

Distracting narration

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

Reviewed: 03-11-17

The story is lovely, genuine and compelling.

The narrator, despite having a beautiful voice, breaks sentences down in the most irritating manner. Everything's so chopped it makes it very hard to keep the attention on the story.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Undeniably You

  • By: Jewel E. Ann
  • Narrated by: Tracy Marks
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 370
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 345
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 343

Who gets paid to walk a dog and recline by the pool all day? Sydney Montgomery, aspiring museum curator and professional house-sitter, that's who. When her aunt and uncle need a house and dog sitter for 30 days in Palo Alto, Sydney can't turn down the chance to be closer to her sister in L.A. Within 24 hours of her arrival, Sydney's cleaning up runny dog poo, taking an uncooperative pooch to a handsome yet awkward vet, and being rescued from the bottom of the pool by a naked "pool guy."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this crazy book!

  • By Susie Q on 04-15-16

Good writing, bad heroine

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

Reviewed: 02-22-17

The author has a genuine and fresh sense of humor and for the first half of the book I really enjoyed myself. However at some point the heroine just started to be tremendously selfish and unnecessarily clueless to the point it was annoying and not too believable for a smart, mature woman as she is supposed to be. I understand there needs to be a conflict but the way her oblivious and insecure self just kept expanding irritated me and prevented me from wanting her to get the guy in the end. The narrator is pretty good except for the sensual scenes, where it just sounds like she’s in constant pain.

All in all I’d give the author another try but it’d be nice if writers put a little more effort into the obstacle and resolution, making the story compelling and believable.

  • Cake

  • A Love Story
  • By: J. Bengtsson
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Joe Arden
  • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,158
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,659
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,643

Jake McKallister might have been a rock star, but he was no ordinary one. Surviving an unspeakable crime as a young teen had shaped him into a guarded workaholic, and he now lived his life trying to forget. If it hadn't been for music and the redemption he found through it, he might not have survived. Career success came easily for him. Personal connections did not.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Freakin Rockin Book

  • By Alanna on 12-22-16

Male narrator ruined it

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

Reviewed: 12-26-16

This is the second time a book is ruined for me by Joe Arden. He has the worst rhythm, a horrible "female voice" and is over dramatic. I liked the story, I love Andi Arndt and still, every time Joe came on (which is pretty much every other chapter) I just wanted to return the damn thing. I sometimes wonder whether producers actually listen to more than a phrase. This guy is as bad a narrator as they come.

3 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Air He Breathes

  • By: Brittainy Cherry
  • Narrated by: Brian Pallino, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,360
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,211
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,210

I was warned about Tristan Cole. "Stay away from him," people said. "He's cruel." "He's cold." "He's damaged." It's easy to judge a man because of his past. To look at Tristan and see a monster. But I couldn't do that. I had to accept the wreckage that lived inside of him, because it also lived inside of me.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Spectacular... except for one little thing

  • By Jessica on 04-12-16

Too much drama

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

Reviewed: 09-06-16

And not in the good sense, the forever surly narration of the male character didn't help. I'm more than ok with dramatic plots but this was just too centralized on it for me to enjoy much.

28 of 33 people found this review helpful

  • Dirty Sexy Saint

  • Dirty Sexy, Book 1
  • By: Carly Phillips, Erika Wilde
  • Narrated by: Sophie Eastlake
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 400
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 369
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 370

Clay Kincaid knows he's more a sinner than a saint, especially when it comes to women. With a rough and damaged past that has left him jaded, he doesn't do committed relationships. But he does like sex - the hotter and harder, the better. He likes it fast and filthy, which is why he refuses to even touch someone as sweet and guileless as Samantha Jamieson - until he discovers that she likes it just as down and dirty as he does. Let the sinning begin....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • SWEET, STEAMY, AND OH, SO SEXY! 🔥🔥🔥🔥

  • By Cheri on 02-07-17

Same ol' same ol'

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

Reviewed: 09-02-16

Authors could have used a dictionary and/or editor, how many synonyms exist for "let alone"? Narration ok, male voices a bit old and all the same.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful