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  • Dr. Strange Beard

  • Winston Brothers, Book 5
  • By: Penny Reid
  • Narrated by: Chris Brinkley, Chloe Miller
  • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152

Ten years after Simone Payton broke his heart, all Roscoe Winston wants is a doughnut. He'd also like to forget her entirely, but that's never going to happen. Roscoe Winston remembers everything - every look, every word, every single unrequited second - and the last thing he needs is another memory of Simone. Unfortunately, after one chance encounter, Simone keeps popping up everywhere he happens to be....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Oh Roscoe

  • By Listening is Reading on 11-12-18

All the feels!

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

Reviewed: 12-05-18

I loved everything about this book-the witty banter, the sweet romance, the integration of all the Winstons. I appreciated "catching" up with Winstons and their significant others. Race, culture and discrimination topics were timely and well developed in the book. Now to see what happens with Billy...

  • From Lukov with Love

  • By: Mariana Zapata
  • Narrated by: Callie Dalton, Teddy Hamilton
  • Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,392
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,284
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,282

If someone were to ask Jasmine Santos to describe the last few years of her life with a single word, it would definitely be a four-letter one. After 17 years - and countless broken bones and broken promises - she knows her window to compete in figure skating is coming to a close. But when the offer of a lifetime comes in from an arrogant idiot she's spent the last decade dreaming about pushing in the way of a moving bus, Jasmine might have to reconsider everything. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • New Favorite MZ Slow Burn

  • By Brittany M on 05-13-18

Spasiba-Thank you

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-28-18

Loved it so much I listened twice. And both times I clutched my hands to my heart when Vanya and Meatball take the ice in competition 😍

  • Capture: Elements of Chemistry

  • Elements of Chemistry Series #3
  • By: Penny Reid
  • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 473
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 443
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 436

It's been nine months since Kaitlyn Parker has seen or heard from Martin Sandeke - nine months and five stages of matter. She's lived through the worst of first-love heartbreak and is most certainly stronger (and less likely to hide in science cabinets) than ever before. But now Martin is back, and he wants to be friends. But he's sending mixed signals to the Bunsen burner in Kaitlyn's pants. Will Martin recapture Kaitlyn's heart? Can Kaitlyn and Martin ever be just friends?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Nerdy is good, angsty is not

  • By N.Sum on 12-03-18

Sweet Torture

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-04-18

Oh my God that took awhile. All the misses and misunderstandings were torture. But finally...

  • Attraction: Elements of Chemistry

  • Elements of Chemistry, Book 1
  • By: Penny Reid
  • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
  • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 507
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 474
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 476

Kaitlyn Parker has no problem being the invisible girl, which is why she finds herself hiding in various cabinets and closets all over her college campus. Despite her best efforts, she can't escape the notice of Martin Sandeke - bad boy, jerkface bully, and the universe's hottest, wealthiest, and most unobtainable bachelor-who also happens to be Kaitlyn's chemistry lab partner.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ardent Penny Reid Fan, but so mad re: cliffhanger

  • By JJ on 12-20-15

Holy Cliffhanger

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-24-18

I enjoy all of Penny Reid's books. The story is always smart, always funny, away sexy. Downloading the next book now!

  • The Varlet and the Voyeur

  • Rugby, Volume 4
  • By: Penny Reid, L.H. Cosway
  • Narrated by: Paul Corning, Jennifer O'Brien
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 164
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158

William Moore is a long way from home. A farm boy from Oklahoma, he's now the most well-respected member of the Irish rugby team. But appearances are often deceptive, and Will isn't the clean-cut, all-American good guy everyone imagines him to be. He's got a secret, one that will tarnish his reputation forever. Josey Kavanagh is a self-proclaimed mess, but she's finally getting her shi...uh, act together. She's set her sights on becoming a veterinarian, but there's one teeny tiny road bump. Her living arrangements are coming to an abrupt end, leaving Josey homeless and in need of a job.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Another great story by Penny Reid

  • By Kindle Customer on 08-18-18

Great story-Bad narration

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5 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-09-18

The cadence and pauses by the female narrator were distracting. At times I didn't realize time had passed and she was narrating something about the next day. Though the male narrator was better, I missed the Irish brogue of the previous books. Ronan, Sean and Bryan were not the same. Great story, poor narration.

  • The Cad and the Co-Ed

  • Rugby, Book 3
  • By: Penny Reid, L. H. Cosway
  • Narrated by: George Allan, KC Sheridan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 586
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 564
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 558

Once the quintessential playboy, Bryan claims he's done with wild parties and weekend benders. No more one night stands leading to mornings he can't remember; no more binges and blackouts; no more exploits plastered all over the tabloids and rag sheets. According to Bryan, he's cleaning up his act. The only problem is, no one believes him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Male Narrator

  • By Tonia on 04-30-17

Unforgettable

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

I love that Bryan and his relationship with Eilish can be redeemed. I love the development of Bryan's relationship with his son. Another gem by Penny Reid

  • The Player and the Pixie

  • Rugby, Volume 2
  • By: L H Cosway, Penny Reid
  • Narrated by: George Allan, KC Sheridan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 561
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 536
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 534

Lucy Fitzpatrick doesn't like rugby. As the little sister of Ireland's most infamous rugby player, Lucy can't seem to escape the championship-sized shadow cast by her big brother, or her mother's frequent attempts to micromanage her future. Her rainbow hair is as free-spirited as her quest for inner peace, yet overbearing expectations keep bringing her down. And when she's down, her compulsive little problem lands her in seriously big trouble.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved the narrators!

  • By CDBW on 12-02-17

Vulnerable and surprisingly likeable

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-27-18

Like Ronan I never thought I would like Sean Cassidy. But he is vulnerable, likeable, funny and sexy. Loved it! And loved Lucy and Sean's story.

  • The Hooker and the Hermit

  • By: L. H. Cosway, Penny Reid
  • Narrated by: George Allen, Lucy Rivers
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 941
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 878
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 879

Annie Catrel, social media expert extraordinaire at Davidson & Croft Media and clandestine celebrity blogger, can make anyone shine in the court of public opinion. She is the Socialmedialite, anonymous creator of New York's Finest and the Internet's darling. Virtual reality is Annie's forte, but actual reality? Not so much.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 4.5 Stars

  • By CrazyBookNerd on 12-13-16

Flirty and Charming

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-24-18

Ronan's flirt game is strong! His strong innuendo and romantic gestures will make you melt, like it did to Annie.

  • 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 486
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 462
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 462

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

BEAU-tiful

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-17-18

Complex, sweet, sexy, funny. I love that the characters from Knitting in the City were woven into the story. Beau was so sweet. Penny Reid opens a window into the mind of people living with OCD. And there were some surprising twists.

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  • Beard Science

  • Winston Brothers, Book 3
  • By: Penny Reid
  • Narrated by: Joy Nash, Chris Brinkley
  • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 976
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 909
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 905

Jennifer Sylvester wants one thing, and that one thing is not to be Tennessee's reigning Banana Cake Queen. Ever the perpetual good girl and obedient daughter, Jennifer is buckling under the weight of her social media celebrity, her mother's ambitions, and her father's puritanical mandates. Jennifer is officially desperate. And desperate times call for Cletus Winston.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More Than 5 Quirky, Swoony Stars!!

  • By Diane S. on 04-24-17

Witty and Sexy

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-11-18

Loved it. Cletus' sense of humor had me laughing in my car. I also love how characters from the Knitting in the City series appear, like old friends
I can't wait to see what happens next.