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  • Defending Morgan

  • Mountain Mercenaries, Book 3
  • By: Susan Stoker
  • Narrated by: Stella Bloom
  • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281

Dispatched to the Dominican Republic to rescue a kidnapped child, former Navy SEAL Archer “Arrow” Kane makes a startling discovery: another hostage - Morgan Byrd, a very beautiful and very well-known missing person who disappeared off the streets of Atlanta a year ago. She’s brave, resilient, and unbroken. All Arrow wants to know is why she ended up in a shack in Santo Domingo. All he feels is the desire to protect. Morgan is done being the victim and is determined to find out who hates her so much that they want her gone - but not dead. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved

  • By Charlene L on 03-06-19

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 03-18-19

Simply brilliant. Great story great Narrator. I’m loving this series and can’t wait for more!

  • Shelter for Quinn

  • Badge of Honor - Texas Heroes, Book 13
  • By: Susan Stoker
  • Narrated by: Stella Bloom
  • Length: 7 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 142

Having grown up with a port-wine birthmark on her face and neck, Quinn Dixon’s heard them all. Her own mother couldn’t bear to touch her, let alone strangers. Years of stares and insults from everyone from classmates to foster families have made her understandably reluctant to trust. So when John comes along, of course he couldn’t be interested in more than a brief affair. He’ll get sick of all the gawking and whispers soon enough and leave her…just like everyone else. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A long awaited story

  • By Sandra Sewell White on 02-06-19

Beyond great!

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

Reviewed: 02-08-19

Again Susan Stoker does not disappoint. A heavy subject that was wonderfully written looking at several points of view all bringing it back to love and kindness always win. Stella Bloom does a fabulous job bring to story to life and getting you lost in the story and characters

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Securing Caite

  • SEAL of Protection: Legacy Series, Book 1
  • By: Susan Stoker
  • Narrated by: Savannah Peachwood
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 260

Caite McCallan is a Department of Defense admin working in Bahrain when a glitchy elevator, of all things, leads to an unexpected invitation to dinner by a gorgeous Navy SEAL. When he later stands her up, Caite’s understandably upset…until she overhears a plot that confirms Rocco didn’t blow her off. Instead, he and two fellow SEALs are in danger - and Caite is forced to put her career and her life on the line to save them.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ☆☆☆☆☆ Seal of Approval ☆☆☆☆☆

  • By BIGmama on 01-02-19

Another Hit!

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

Reviewed: 01-03-19

Another hit for Susan Stoker! Great story and a very good narrator. Full of all the adventure and feels with a little drama and steamy times.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Rescuing Mary

  • Delta Force Heroes, Book 9
  • By: Susan Stoker
  • Narrated by: Stella Bloom
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 256
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 226

Ford “Truck” Laughlin and Mary Weston have weathered their share of storms over the last couple years. Truck’s job, Mary’s health. His bossiness, her bitchiness. All while dancing around their intense attraction. Mary’s tried to push him away for his own good but Truck won’t let her give up…on herself or on them. Just when she decides they deserve a fair shot, disaster strikes. Truck has wanted Mary since the moment he saw her. The prickly woman pushes all his buttons and looks beyond his scarred exterior, something few women have managed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Such a disappointment!!!

  • By Laurie on 10-31-18

Brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 10-28-18

This story was the BEST Susan Stoker book ever!!! It was simply brilliant how she brought all her book together and finished a series yet set you up for the future books that are coming out
The story is brilliant. The epilogues are epic. The narrator is perfect If I could give it 10 stars it still would not be enough!!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Justice for Hope

  • Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes, Book 12
  • By: Susan Stoker
  • Narrated by: Erin Mallon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 179

Hiding from her ex is exhausting enough, but for Hope Drayden, putting her seven-year-old son through a life on the run and living on the streets has been mentally torturous. When a kind diner owner offers her a job, Hope begins to claw her way toward a new beginning for herself and Billy, one tip at a time. At the request of a friend, medical examiner Calder Stonewall has been looking for Hope and Billy for weeks. When they unexpectedly show up at the scene of a crime, his interest soon becomes personal.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • LOVED CALDER AND BILLY, HOPE WAS EXASPERATING

  • By 🔵🔷🔹Del-VALLE🔹🔷🔵 on 01-06-19

A WINNER

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

Reviewed: 09-16-18

Great story, great narrator, awesome all the way around Susan Stoker knows how to keep her characters real and keep you involved and turning pages or if your listening Erin Mallon will keep your attention and almost act out the story and bring it to life

  • The Masterpiece

  • By: Francine Rivers
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
  • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,015
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,622
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,632

A successful LA artist, Roman Velasco appears to have everything he could possibly want - money, women, fame. Only Grace Moore, his reluctant, newly hired personal assistant, knows how little he truly has. The demons of Roman's past seem to echo through the halls of his empty mansion and out across his breathtaking Topanga Canyon view. But Grace doesn't know how her boss secretly wrestles with those demons: by tagging buildings as the Bird, a notorious but unidentified graffiti artist - an alter ego that could destroy his career and land him in prison.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Did not realize this was religious....

  • By Amanda on 05-08-18

A Masterpiece

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

Reviewed: 06-30-18

What an amazing story! Truly a masterpiece. Such beautiful insight and so much to think about. Francine Rivers never leaves you without a complete picture of the grace and mercy of a very loving God
The narrator was skillful and brought the story to life

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Shelter for Blythe

  • Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes, Book 11
  • By: Susan Stoker
  • Narrated by: Erin Mallon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224

Blythe Coopman never imagined she'd be homeless, but a series of events has landed her on San Antonio's streets hungry, tired, and scared. She clings to her most precious possession, a phone accidentally swiped from a local firefighter, who, instead of canceling the number, starts texting her. Soon, the man's calls and texts are the highlight of her days.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yassss!

  • By Lena Loves Books on 08-20-18

Home run!

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

Reviewed: 06-14-18

Once again Susan Stoker delivers a great story of overcoming tragedy and the obstacles life can throw at you.
Erin Mallon does a great job telling the story. You feel like your right there with the characters You feel the emotions
Five stars all the way!

  • Rescuing Wendy

  • Delta Force Heroes, Book 8
  • By: Susan Stoker
  • Narrated by: Stella Bloom
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 283
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 284

Aspen "Blade" Carlisle is the last of his Delta Force team to find love...and he’s pretty bummed about that fact. Which might explain why he finds himself chatting up a telemarketer as if she’s a long-lost friend. But Wendy is surprisingly easy to talk to, so when they go from occasional calls during her work, to nightly conversations on their cells, it somehow feels right. So right, Blade eventually convinces the funny, sweet woman to meet him in person.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Swoon...love Blade

  • By Darcie on 05-03-18

Great as always!

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

Reviewed: 05-09-18

Great story great author great narrator and as always a great ending to send you flying to pre order the next one! Never a cliff hanger always a happy ending and always a complete thrill!!!

  • Ruthless

  • By: Lexi Blake
  • Narrated by: Alexandra Shawnee
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 225
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 200
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202

Riley Lawless believes the CEO of StratCast orchestrated his parents' murder 20 years ago to steal his father's software program. And there's only one way he can find some solid evidence - and wreak his vengeance. Heir to the StratCast legacy, Ellie Stratton hires a new attorney to handle a delicate business matter - and she's shocked by her attraction to him. Over the course of a few weeks, Riley becomes her lover, her friend, her everything.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great characters and story

  • By Sarah on 02-15-17

Disappointing

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-05-18

Love Lexi Blake's books and had just listened to her Masters and Mercenaries series which were totally awesome this story was great but the narrator was so hard to listen to it was very disappointing and I was very glad it came with my subscription and I did not pay full price I will just buy these books and read instead of listen to the rest Lexi Blake's books are great this narrator does not do these characters justice and makes the story very hard to follow because they all pretty much sound the same

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Justice for Milena

  • By: Susan Stoker
  • Narrated by: Erin Mallon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 231
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231

It had been years since Milena Reinhart had seen TJ “Rock” Rockwell. He’d torn her heart out of her chest, and she still hadn’t completely recovered. TJ had left his sniper days behind him for good when he’d left the army and become a respected Texas highway patrolman. But he never forgot the girl he’d loved and stupidly given up. Neither thought they’d ever see each other again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story; too heavy on the f-bomb

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-23-18

Above and beyond

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

Reviewed: 03-10-18

These books are heavy in the criminal world and have awful crimes but Susan Stoker knows how to build a story and keep you reading. Loved the dynamics between the characters
And the narrator as always was fantastic!!