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  • His Human Slave

  • Zandian Masters, Book 1
  • By: Renee Rose
  • Narrated by: Jiraiya Addams
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 526
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 474
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 472

Zander, the alien warrior prince intent on recovering his planet, needs a mate. While he would never choose a human of his own accord, his physician's gene-matching program selected Lamira's DNA as the best possible match with his own. Now he must teach the beautiful slave to yield to his will, accept his discipline and learn to serve him as her one true master.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very erotic romance

  • By Jonella A. Moore on 03-07-17

Terrible!

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

Reviewed: 10-15-18

Don’t waste a minute of your time on this. Most fantasy requires some level of suspension of disbelief but this also requires you to forget any level of taste as well.

A woman who is human is already a slave but is a virginal slave working in a farm when she is sold to a prince of another world to be his breeder slave. She goes from terrified to desiring him sexually in two seconds. All of the dialog is gross and not at all enough to make you engage or believe in their developing relationship.

The narration only makes it worse. Monotone and boring.

All I can say is yuck!

  • Devastation: A Beauty and the Beast Novel

  • A Beastly Tale, Book 3
  • By: M.J. Haag
  • Narrated by: Sierra Kline
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 323
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 300
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299

Abused and rejected, Benella strives to regain a purpose for her life, and finds herself returning to the last place she ever wanted to see. She must learn when it is right to forgive and when it is time to move on.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Tedious listen

  • By Leah on 10-21-16

Drags on and on

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

Reviewed: 10-03-18

I wish this had been condensed to one or possibly two books three just drags on and on. The contrived drama is so annoying. Alex has told venella over and over he loved and wanted to marry him but her lack of common sense just makes you want to hit her in the head.

I’m currently listening to the last hours on 2.5 x rate. And it’s still dragging on

When will it end?

  • Highland Wolf Pact Boxed Set

  • Scottish Wolf Shifter Romance Bundle
  • By: Selena Kitt
  • Narrated by: Dave Gillies
  • Length: 21 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 363
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325

Sibyl Blackthorne isn't afraid of anything - except maybe being sold into marriage to a man she doesn't love. A man she's never even met. A man who, by reputation, is one of Scotland's cruelest lairds in over a century. But what choice does she have, with her father dead and her uncle now married to his brother's widow, putting him in charge of not only the Blackthorne fortune, but Sibyl's future as well?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Blah,blah,blah Couldn't hold my attention.

  • By Catherine on 11-25-16

Wonder why so many good reviews

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

Reviewed: 09-29-18

I normally agree with the majority of reviewers but this time I am baffled!

Sooo much internal dialog and contrived angst. The story idea was interesting but the actual implantation falls far short. I had to listen as far as I could on a faster speed.

The females are intended to be tough and strong personalities. Instead they are totally dependent on the male characters for their every emotion and perseverance endlessly on the same internal dialog.

The males are so black and white good or evil.
They are also clueless about females

The male narrations were fine but the female characters were terrible and distracting. I kept thinking of the Monty python crew doing female voices.

All in all I thought this storyline was not worth s credit.

  • Time's Convert

  • A Novel
  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,718
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,604
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,597

Set in contemporary Paris and London, and the American colonies during the upheaval that exploded into the Revolutionary War, a sweeping story that braids together the past and present. On the battlefields of the American Revolution, Matthew de Clermont meets Marcus MacNeil, a young surgeon from Massachusetts, during a moment of political awakening when it seems that the world is on the brink of a brighter future. When Matthew offers him a chance at immortality and a new life, free from the restraints of his puritanical upbringing, Marcus seizes the opportunity to become a vampire.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Distracting and disappointing narration

  • By LKF on 09-19-18

Sigh

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

Reviewed: 09-26-18

Well it was not what I was hoping for, although it did feed my need for the story to keep going.

The good:

Was just what I said above. My interest and curiosity and desire to have more of these characters was fed a tiny morsel just enough to appease but certainly not enough to satisfy.

The best part for me was getting to see a little bit of how the twins evolved from infants to funny toddlers. I definitely loved that and wanted a lot more

We got to see a little more of periferal characters like Freya and Francois. Well more than in the main trilogy.

We get to go through the rebirth of both phoebe and Marcus with the greater emphasis on Marcus.

Then the bad:

Narration. Well much has been said about this already. While in general I enjoy saskia maarleveld as a narrator, I too was greatly disappointed that Jennifer Ikeda wasn’t used or available. After three really long books she is definitely the voice of these characters. Her voices were very distinctive and not even close to the voices used by ms maarleveld. I doubt she even listened to the previous versions.

The author seemed to forget some of the characters she previously wrote about. This coupled with such different voices from th narrator made me confused often as to who was talking and why that character was so different from what I had grown to love.

Miriam was a prime example. She is originally a tiny blonde with a snarky personality she has a piping soprano voice and wears a lot of T-shirts with funny sayings. Where was that Miriam?

Mathew and isabeau have no French accent. The list goes in.

Finally the worst part of the story is basically where is the story? It’s more like reading a diary of Marcus and phoebe.

We get a pinch of dianna and the kids to throw in the mix and that’s it.

I hope that we get more from this author as I want more of the kids and galloglauss (sure I mangled his name). This time with a full story and ms ikeda!

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  • Polgara the Sorceress

  • By: David Eddings, Leigh Eddings
  • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
  • Length: 30 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,136
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 938
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 955

Best-selling authors David and Leigh Eddings welcome readers back to the time before The Belgariad and The Malloreon series. Join them as they chronicle that fateful conflict between two mortally opposed Destinies, in a monumental war of men and kings and Gods.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good Story, Poor Narrator

  • By Steven W. on 05-10-10

I agree narrator is BAD

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

Reviewed: 06-11-18

The story is long and really only interesting as background to the Belgariad and Mallorean. So for me the book was a must have. However, this narrator must have read from a misprinted copy as well as never having listened to any of the previous books. Cameron bierle was awesome and this woman was yuck I

She mispronounces nearly every name and city and voices the characters in really awful voices (when she bothers to give them voices different at all). I agree with all the other critics and probably my worst example is that of c’nedra. Did she even know she was a dryad who would appear young and girlish for hundreds of years? She voiced her like some over the hill shrew. It was cringe worthy at best and truly ruined the story for me.

I hope the Eddings estate or audible hires bierle to re record this one and make it great

  • Ecstasy

  • The Shadowdwellers Series #1
  • By: Jacquelyn Frank
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 721
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 666
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 668

Among the Shadowdwellers, Trace holds power that some are willing to kill for. Without a stranger's aid, one rival would surely have succeeded, but Trace's brush with death is less surprising to him than his reaction to the beautiful, fragile human who heals him. By rights, Trace should hardly even register Ashla's existence within the realm of Shadowscape, but instead he is drawn to everything about her-her innocence, her courage, and her lush, sensual heat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • IT WAS PURE PARANORMAL ESCAPISM AND IT WAS ECSTASY

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 09-17-12

Don’t understand all the positive reviews

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

Reviewed: 05-24-18

I picked this out after seeing all the great reviews as it was part of the romance package. All I can say is 15-30 minute sex scenes are farrrrrr to long. They were tiresome and not sexy at all. The h kept talking about how inadequate she was and the H kept after her for hours on end. I’m sorry but anything considered “dripping” is not at all sexy IMO

It was basically sex with a tiny bit of storyline that had potential but didn’t flesh out because all the main couple did was couple. Annoying.

Kristen Potter is ok but listening to her pant for a half hour gets old fast

  • Hot and Badgered

  • Honey Badgers Chronicles Series, Book 1
  • By: Shelly Laurenston
  • Narrated by: Traci Odom
  • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 407
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 384
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 380

It's not every day that a beautiful, naked woman falls out of the sky and lands face-first on grizzly shifter Berg Dunn's hotel balcony. Definitely, they don't usually hop up and demand his best gun. Berg gives the lady a grizzly-sized t-shirt and his cell phone, too, just on style points. And then she's gone, taking his XXXL heart with her. By the time he figures out she's a honey-badger shifter, it's too late. Honey badgers are survivors. Brutal, vicious, ill-tempered survivors.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story but needs Charlotte Kane

  • By Krystal Zitek on 04-11-18

Such a hard review to write

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

Reviewed: 05-18-18

I love Shelly Laurenston books. They are an auto purchase for me. The pride series is one of my all time faves that I listen to time and time again and I was so sad when the series ended. So imagine my excitement when I read about the honey badger series as a spin off!! I’ve been waiting months. So I didn’t even read the reviews because quite frankly I didn’t imagine that they would influence my purchase.

Then I noticed a new narrator. Ugh. I loved Charlotte she was the pride series. She had a different and awesome voice for every character. And there are many! But I figure I’ll give this one a chance. Oh my gosh.so many issues with this performance. First of all, these characters were mainly in their 20s. The narrator sounded like an older mature woman not a youthful voice at all. Secondly, there was very little differentiation among the lead voices. Very annoying and tough to figure out who is saying what. And finally, dismiss Odom read or listen to any of the other books? Her voices and interpretations for our faves from previous stories were terrible and just wrong! Bo Novakov is from north eastern us not Russia. WTH with the weird Russian accent. Livvie had no accent. Deanne sounded like a dumb blonde redneck not the cool southern assassin we love. Rick is a cool rich northerner with a sophisticated accent not a faux ny Bronx.

I surely with Shelly Laurenston had the ability to have Charlotte Kane re-record this story. It would make all of us so much happier and please get her for the remaining stories. I felt like this had the potential of being the best book yet but the performance was horrible. Travis Odom is now on my do not buy list she was horrible.

If I didn’t love this author and series so much I would ask for a refund

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  • Scourged

  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,342
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,975
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,955

New York Times best-selling author Kevin Hearne returns with the finale to his wildly popular action-adventure series, The Iron Druid Chronicles. Two-thousand-year-old Druid Atticus O'Sullivan travels to Asgard and faces off against the Norse gods to try to prevent Ragnarok in the final battle for the fate of mankind.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not a fitting conculsion

  • By will on 04-04-18

Ugh! Really??

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

Reviewed: 04-04-18

It seems like Kevin Hearne got tired of this series and just wrote something to get it done. The only real highlights were Owen Oberon and slowmo. Granueille was a bit of a holier than thou lover with very little understanding or compassion. She really bothered me in this story. The gods too who cause problems and chaos for humanity and give Atticus treaties at the end suddenly negate them and everyone blames Atticus and nobody takes any responsibility for their own actions. It was an annoying end to a really otherwise great series.

Luke Daniels did a good job with some voices and others not good at all. I couldn’t tell the difference between the male and female narrators.

Sigh. I’m so bummed at this book after waiting so long for it

35 of 39 people found this review helpful

  • Playing with Her Heart

  • Caught Up in Love, Book 4
  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Todd Haberkorn, Emily Durante
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 243
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 240

Twenty-three-year-old rising theater star Jill McCormick has built a life out of pretending. Pretending she's happy, pretending her long-distance crushes add up to something real, pretending she's not haunted by the dark secret that shattered her world six years ago. Cast in her first Broadway show, she desperately needs to keep her façade intact, but that's before she comes face to face with her devastating new boss....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love the book and the audio made me love it more

  • By Angelica Quintero on 07-26-15

Not what I was hoping for

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

Reviewed: 03-14-18

Normally Lauren Blakely is an automatic purchase and I was happy this one was included in the romance package. I thought I had listened to narration by Emily Durante before but if so I don’t recall how terrible she was but she ruined this story for me. She over acted and made the story roll your eyes corny and annoying. Her inflections and high pitched voice for the female characters were terrible and her horrible male personas were worse. If I had purchased this. Would have asked for my money back. Too bad she was so terrible because Todd haberkorn was pretty good.

I also thought the writing in this one was just so cliche compared to other Lauren Blakely stories. It was a disappointment

  • Seduce

  • Surrender Series, Book 3
  • By: Melody Anne
  • Narrated by: Lilly Swan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250

At the end of Submit, Arianna Harlow had enough pride in herself to walk away from Rafe Palazzo, who had started their relationship using blackmail. Though she'd fallen in love with him, she was strong enough to say goodbye. We saw the softer side of Rafe, especially toward the end, but it was too late…Or was it? Seduced begins almost two years after Ari starts her new life. She is teaching at a community college, and when she asks the class whether they have any questions for her, Rafe is there and has only one: Will you go on a date with me?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Nope, I'm done, even though they aren't

  • By NEW NAME on 03-16-14

Did a 16 year old write this?

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

Reviewed: 02-22-18

This series has gone from merely ok to terrible. The drama is contrived and the “love” is just poorly written sex scenes. Other than sex and arguments I have no idea what these couple spend their time doing. There is nothing that makes you feel anything for these couples except irritation.

The sex scenes are written using the least sexy words and descriptions. Who thinks this is sexy “I can’t wait to taste your strong thick manhood!” Ugh!! All the swollen parts of her body and his I was concerned they should be seen by a doctor.

In fact the entire story is the most trite and ridiculous writing I have had the misfortune of listening to in a very long time.

If this series hadn’t been part of the romance package I would ask for my money back. Don’t waste your time or brain cells.

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