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  • Cowgirl Up and Ride

  • Rough Riders, Book 3
  • By: Lorelei James
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Estrella
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 329
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 301
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 301

Goody-two boots AJ Foster has waited her entire life for Cord McKay to see her as more than a girl in pigtails. Now that she's old enough, she's pulling out all the sexual stops and riding hell-bent for leatherstraight for his libido. Divorced rancher Cord has sworn off women]]until innocent AJ suggests he teach her how to ride barebackand he realizes she doesn't mean horses or bulls. Busy with the responsibilities of running a ranch and riding herd on his rambunctious family, Cord agrees to take AJ up on her offeron a trial basis.

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

  • By Cyndi on 03-08-18

Horrible narrator

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

Reviewed: 11-13-14

I've read all of Lorelei James books and listened to a few with various narrators and I've enjoyed them, but this one...I was tempted to give up after the first chapter because the narrator was so horrible!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Wanted

  • Wanted Series, Book 1
  • By: Kelly Elliott
  • Narrated by: Nelson Hobbs, Arika Rapson
  • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 417
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 389
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 393

Verbally abused by her mother for years, 18-year-old Ellie Johnson always believed she would never be loved or wanted by anyone. She focused all of her attention on her grades and getting into the University of Texas to start a new life away from her mother. The last thing Ellie expected was to fall in love with Gunner Mathews, a starting linebacker for the University of Texas football team and not to mention, her brother's best friend. Gunner only has two passions in life, football and his grandfather's ranch, until he falls for his best friend's little sister.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • typical insta-love at first sight kind of romance

  • By Jordy ♡♡♡♡ on 10-02-13

hmmm

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

Reviewed: 10-16-14

The author needs to learn the art of editing. If it wasn't for the constantly repeated sentences, the book could have been a few hours shorter.

The female narrator was decent but the male narrator was annoying. I seriously thought about returning the book.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Tamed

  • By: Emma Chase
  • Narrated by: Deacon Lee
  • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 931
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 854
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 853

In the third unforgettable book by New York Times best seller Emma Chase, Matthew Fisher - the best friend of Drew Evans from Tangled and Twisted - wants to settle down, but he’ll have to overcome the mistrust of the colorful and unique Dee Dee Warren.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • As good as the First!

  • By Mon on 08-12-14

Fun!

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

Reviewed: 07-30-14

This was a fun story that had me laughing out loud several times (not as much as Tangled).

I preferred Sebastian York as the narrator.. Deacon Lee did not do as good a job with the female characters (especially Mackenzie)

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Fall from India Place

  • On Dublin Street, Book 4
  • By: Samantha Young
  • Narrated by: Chloe Lynn
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 677
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 628
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 628

Leaving Hannah was the biggest mistake of Marco's life - something he has deeply regretted for years. So when fate reunites them, he refuses to let her go without a fight. Determined to make her his, Marco pursues Hannah, reminding her of all the reasons they're meant to be together. But just when Marco thinks they're committed to a future together, Hannah makes a discovery that unearths the secret pain she's been hiding from him - a secret that could tear them apart before they have a real chance to start over again.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mixed Feelings

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-06-14

Horrible narration

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

Reviewed: 07-01-14

I had to listen to this at 1.5x speed and the narration still felt slow.

Not impressed by the story; I guessed her "secret" pretty quickly and the story ended very abruptly.

My least favourite of the series

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Tangled

  • The Tangled Series, Book 1
  • By: Emma Chase
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,221
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,908
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,912

Drew Evans is handsome and arrogant, he makes multimillion dollar business deals and seduces New York’s most beautiful women with just a smile. So why has he been shuttered in his apartment for seven days, miserable and depressed? He’ll tell you he has the flu. But we all know that’s not really true. Katherine Brooks is brilliant, beautiful and ambitious. When Kate is hired as the new associate at Drew’s father’s investment banking firm, every aspect of the dashing playboy’s life is thrown into a tailspin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • And Now For Something Completely Different

  • By Kathy on 02-17-14

LOVE LOVE LOVE

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

Reviewed: 01-30-14

I'm never read a romance novel from the male perspective. It was hilarious! i can't wait for the next one

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Who Asked You?

  • By: Terry McMillan
  • Narrated by: Terry McMillan, Carole DeSanti, Phylicia Rashad, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,220
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,087
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,078

Who Asked You? opens as Trinetta leaves her two young sons with her mother, Betty Jean, and promptly disappears. BJ, a trademark McMillan heroine, already has her hands full dealing with her other adult children, two opinionated sisters, an ill husband, and her own postponed dreams - all while holding down a job as a hotel maid. Her son Dexter is about to be paroled from prison; Quentin, the family success, can't be bothered to lend a hand; and taking care of two lively grandsons is the last thing BJ thinks she needs.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • brillant

  • By JALAYNE on 10-31-13

Meh...

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

Reviewed: 01-28-14

I've read many Terry McMillan books but it' the first time I listened to one. I did not like the multiple narrators; I think I would have enjoyed it more if Phylicia Rashad had read the entire book.

As for the story, it was nothing special; not at all original.

  • Sycamore Row

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 20 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,275
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,360
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,313

Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten, will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County's most notorious citizens, just three years earlier. The second will raises far more questions than it answers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? Had chemotherapy and painkillers affected his ability to think clearly?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Grisham at his best (again)

  • By Brock on 10-23-13

Not his best

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

Reviewed: 11-01-13

it started off very slow and i got bored. I put it aside for over a week before going back to it. I figured out part of the ending pretty early..the "big reveal" was more layered than I expected but it was pretty much what i expected.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Stay Close

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,524
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,015
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,025

Three people living lives they never wanted, hiding secrets that even those closest to them would never suspect, will find that the past never truly fades away. Even as the terrible consequences of long-ago events crash together in the present and threaten to ruin lives, they will come to the startling realization that they may not want to forget the past at all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Many Secrets

  • By NOKWISA on 04-23-12

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

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

Reviewed: 04-10-13

I don't know it this story is any good cause the narrator is putting me to sleep.

  • Blood Money

  • By: James Grippando
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 91

What's it like to be Miami criminal defense attorney Jack Swyteck? Simply imagine that your father is Florida's governor, your best friend was once on death row, and your love life could fill an entire chapter in Cupid's Rules of Love and War (Idiot's Edition). Throw in an indictment for murder and a litany of lesser charges that could easily get a lawyer disbarred, and believe it or not, you're only scratching the surface.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not quite Casey Anthony...

  • By shelley on 03-04-18

I don't know....

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

Reviewed: 01-10-13

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Yes because I love James Grippando & the Swytech series...

What was most disappointing about James Grippando’s story?

the story was a little over the top...at some points it felt left a bad soap opera.
It started out really well but then it took a weird turn: I did a lot of eye-rolling

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

I love Jonathan Davis as a narrator; he did a great job on this one as he does on everything else I've heard him read

Any additional comments?

James Grippando is my favourite author; I look forward to every book he writes (the way between books is just too long) but this is not his best. But still I'm looking forward to the next installment of the Swytech series

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Come Home

  • By: Lisa Scottoline
  • Narrated by: Maggi-Meg Reed
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 471
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 387
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 389

Jill Farrow is a typical suburban mom who has finally gotten her and her daughter's lives back on track after a divorce. She is about to remarry, her job as a pediatrician fulfills her - though it is stressful - and her daughter, Megan, is a happily overscheduled thirteen-year-old juggling homework and the swim team. But Jill’s life is turned upside down when her ex-stepdaughter, Abby, shows up on her doorstep late one night and delivers shocking news: Jill’s ex-husband is dead. Abby insists that he was murdered and pleads with Jill to help find his killer.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Whining and crying make it impossible to finish

  • By Mary on 04-16-12

The summary was more interesting than the book

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

Reviewed: 04-18-12

I am half way through the book and I'm wondering where the suspense in supposed to be. I feel like I have to finish it because I just spend 6 hours on it..

I agree with the other reviewers that the crying/screeching at the beginning was very annoying. I don't like this narrator at all.

Also, there seems to be something wrong with this audio book..the end of chapter 31 seems to be missing

I would not recommend this book to anyone.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful