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Susan Newman

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  • The Ballerina & The Fighter

  • The Ballerina Series, Book 1
  • By: Ursula Sinclair
  • Narrated by: Matthew Whitfield
  • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

I travel through life dancing. All I ever wanted to do was dance, as did my best friend. We'd made so many plans together, but one night an explosion changed it all. Only one of us survived, and I promised myself I'd succeed for us both. And I did, until an accident almost ruined my career, but Maze came back into my life when I needed him most. He pulled me out of the depths of my despair. But could I save him now?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • colorful bwwm story

  • By KGLP host/producer & traveling therapist. on 05-12-15

Sweet Story!!!

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

Reviewed: 06-04-15

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I really loved this audio!!! The narrator, Matthew Whitfield did a wonderful job conveying the strong emotions of the characters. Maze and Ivy were the cutest couple…they both held the reader’s heart. The amount of love they had for each other really made them quite sweet and adorable!!! I loved the way that meeting again after a 5 year separation, the bond was still there and grew!!! They both deserve a very happy ending!! Bravo Miss Ursula…now I need to get my hands on the sequel!!!

  • The Guardian: Shadowstone Legend

  • By: Angela Aaron
  • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37

Cailen is thrust into the mystical role of Guardian by an ancient pledge. Sworn to protect the bearer of the enigmatic Shadowstone, he must unravel the magic and power of the sacred fae object before the fae can reclaim the stone and the one who bears it. Rebecca never believed in the fae or faerie legends, let alone considered she was descended from one. On the hunt for her missing mother, she becomes embroiled in a dangerous quest with an invisible foe, and has no choice but to rely on the assistance of the cocky Scottish laird to stay alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome Story on Audio!!!

  • By Susan Newman on 06-03-15

Awesome Story on Audio!!!

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

Reviewed: 06-03-15

Any additional comments?

This was one of the coolest audios I’ve listened to in a long time….Hollie Jackson has a wonderful voice that brings the characters to life!!! I adore everything Scottish, and this audio had it all!!! This story definitely had awesome historical research, magic, danger, interesting characters and most of all, one hot Guardian!!! Rebecca and Cailen, are thrown together as she searches for her missing mother, who is somewhere in Scotland. There is a cryptic letter and a necklace holding a strange stone, left to Rebecca by her missing Mother. She travels to Scotland, and ends up in an old Inn. Rebecca needs to find answers, and begins questioning the locals. When Cailen shows up, she is intrigued, especially since there seems to be an instant attraction. They are both strong willed and must face multiple obstacles to find the answers they are seeking. This audio kept me engaged, and I did not put it down until I finished it!!!. Congratulations Angela…it was a wonderful audio!!!
Also, I read her fabulous book first, and listening to it is so cool. You can pick up those subtle nuances that you might have missed reading it. I highly recommend doing this....as a reader, you can get more of the the experience.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Myriah Fire

  • By: Claudy Conn
  • Narrated by: Stevie Zimmerman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37

Fiery Myriah Whitney is wild of nature, contrary, and independent. But when her father catches her kissing the handsome Sir Roland (how else is she to determine if he is the one who will make her feel thunder and lightning, hear bells and music?), he declares that her days of headstrong independence are over. She will, he commands, announce her engagement to Sir Roland - immediately.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome Audio!!!

  • By Susan Newman on 03-23-15

Awesome Audio!!!

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

Reviewed: 03-23-15

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I loved the relationship between Myriah and Billy. They were a hoot every time they were together. And Kit and Myriah were just plain HOT together. This is a well written love story filled with suspense and adventure…where the feisty heroine, together with the hunky hero are sexually explosive!!! I really enjoy romances like this, and you will too. This audio, narrated by the incomparable Stevie Zimmerman, was sweet and sensual throughout. Bravo Miss Claudy…another job well done!!!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Luca's Magic Embrace: Immortals of New Orleans, Book 2

  • By: Kym Grosso
  • Narrated by: Ryan West
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 771
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 720
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 718

Sexy vampire Luca Macquarie doesn't do love; especially not with humans. Yet ever since he rescued Samantha Irving, he can't deny the enigmatic attraction he's developed for the alluring mortal woman. Concerned for her safety, he's determined to bring Samantha back to her coven. His mission is to go find the novice witch and bring her home, nothing more, nothing less; falling for her is not supposed to be part of the plan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's Magic and so Much More!

  • By Cheri on 09-17-15

Awesome Story on Audio!!!

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

Reviewed: 03-17-15

Any additional comments?

Kym Grosso has written a wonderful series…..The Immortals of New Orleans. This series includes a wonderful group of supernaturals. I read the book back in 2014, Luca's Magic Embrace, but listening to it on audio now, narrated by the fabulous Ryan West allowed me to pick up things I never realized I missed in the book!!! I loved the chemistry between Luca and Samantha. Theirs was a great love story. The steaminess factor between the two of them keeps rising throughout the audio. I also loved the adventure aspect, as it kept me enthralled. I highly recommend this and the entire Immortal series to those readers who love Paranormal romances with a twist!!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Spellbound-Legend

  • Legend Series, Book 1
  • By: Claudy Conn
  • Narrated by: Stevie Zimmerman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

In a failed attempt to turn him into an ageless lover, the evil, not-quite-a-vampire Lamia DuLaine poisoned hunky Druid high priest Julian Talbot on his wedding day. The Seelie Fae transported Julian to their realm for treatment and captured DuLaine, but not before she brutally murdered his new wife, Maxine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome Story on Audio!!!

  • By Susan Newman on 03-09-15

Awesome Story on Audio!!!

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

Reviewed: 03-09-15

If you could sum up Spellbound-Legend in three words, what would they be?

Awesome paranormal romance

Who was your favorite character and why?

Maxie....her determination helped her land the man of her dreams

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

I loved how Stevie's different character voice inflections really added to my enjoyment of this audio!!!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I always root for the good guys and boo for the bad ones

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This is a wonderful love story between Maxie and Julian. Prince Breslyn cannot seem to win the heart of Maxie…it is Julian who wins that prize. An ancient female vampire seems to be getting in the way, but not to fear, true love does conquer all!!! This is the 1st book in an awesome series which I loved reading. The characters pull you in and make you feel as if you’re there with them. I highly recommend Claudy Conn's books. Wonderful reads…every one of them!!!! I always love listening to the audio version after I've read the book...it adds so much more to the overall story!!!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Haunting

  • By: Nicole Garcia
  • Narrated by: Lou Schocken
  • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120

Ever wonder how much your life would change if you won a million dollars? Well, that fantasy is about to become reality for one lucky winner of the new reality game show The Haunting. Six people will enter the contest, but not everyone will win. In fact there can only be one winner. A drug dealer, an exotic dancer, a drug addict, an entrepreneur, a district attorney, and a rich kid are each desperate in some way.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good Suspenseful Short Story!

  • By Cyndi on 01-20-16

Awesome Audio!!!

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

Reviewed: 02-18-15

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The Haunting was a uniquely suspenseful short story that had me listening to it until the end. The characters, twists and turns sucked me in!!! What really is the house like? Who will disappear next and will anyone win the money? I was thrilled to have a chance to listen such an interesting and well written story. The narrator, Lou Schocken has a fabulous voice and it made the story more exciting!!! I highly recommend this audio to anyone who is looking for a suspenseful story with a twist.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Dark Love

  • By: Claudy Conn
  • Narrated by: Eva Hamilton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

One goal consumes Chazma Donnelly: find the dark sorcerer who murdered her parents. When the trail leads her to Ireland, she takes a job cataloging a private library. But she doesn't expect to find a manor house that eerily echoes one in her dreams, or an employer whose touch awakens a savage darkness in her. The attraction between Chaz and Jethro McBain is volatile, but darkness surrounds his aura.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Heather on 02-03-15

Dark Steamy Story....Awesome!!!

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

Reviewed: 02-08-15

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This was a super cool and suspenseful story!!! With the sultry narration by Eva Hamilton, this audio kept me on the edge of my seat throughout, with a true and different ending..I did not see that coming!!! This book is full of many emotions: hurt, lust, love and revenge. I highly recommend this audio if you want to be entertained....you will not be disappointed. Claudy never ceases to amaze...thank you!!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ivan's Captive Submissive

  • Submissive's Wish, Book 1
  • By: Ann Mayburn
  • Narrated by: Edo De Angelis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 288
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 263
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 263

When Gia Lopez signs up for the Submissive's Wish Charity Auction she has no idea that she's about to be bought by a Russian Dom who will do anything to make her fantasies come true. Including staging an elaborate kidnapping that Gia believes is real. Ivan is instantly drawn to Gia and he wants to be the best Master she's ever had. As he spends time with Gia he begins to have intense feelings for the strong, independent, and sexy American woman.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Who wants a hot Russian Dom?

  • By Anna on 01-22-15

Loved The Narrator On This Audio!!!

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

Reviewed: 01-26-15

Any additional comments?

What can I say....5 stars all the way! Once I began listening, it became harder and harder to stop...Edo De Angelis' smooth sexy voice was so effective in the interaction between Ivan and Gia...it was almost like you were there with them oh boy!!!. The relationship between Ivan and Gia is rough, yet tender. Ivan is my new sexy Dom. He is smart, rich, and built like a brick house. I really enjoyed their interactions with others as well as between themselves. It is a story that will grab you and tie you up until the end!!!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Dimitri

  • Immortals of New Orleans, Book 6
  • By: Kym Grosso
  • Narrated by: Ryan West
  • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 572
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 519
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 517

Dimitri LeBlanc, sexy and charismatic beta of Acadian Wolves, survives a brutal attack after his wolf succumbs to a dark force, threatening his very existence. Waking up, tied to a bed, his amusement transforms into lust as a beautiful stranger heals his beast. Intrigued by his mysterious savior, the tables quickly turn, when in the heat of a dark desert night, he rescues her from a barbaric Alpha.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Holly Smokes! These Stories Get Hotter And Hotter!

  • By Cheri on 08-18-16

I loved this audio!!!

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

Reviewed: 01-26-15

Any additional comments?

Gillian is one "unique" hybrid shifter, definitely not the same one as Dimitri, a Beta in his clan. She is strong and independent, and she peaks Dimitri's interest, both emotionally and physically. They work together to defeat their "enemies". Gillian must come to terms with who she really is, and in doing so, falls hard for the Beta male. Sparks do fly between them!!! The reader is "sucked in" and cannot put this book down...they are constantly rooting for the two lovers. You will enjoy the action and the HEA. I loved it, and cannot wait until the next installment of this fantastic series!!! interest, both emotionally and physically. They work together to defeat their "enemies". Gillian must come to terms with who she really is, and in doing so, falls hard for the Beta male. Sparks do fly between them!!! The reader is "sucked in" and cannot put this book down...they are constantly rooting for the two lovers. You will enjoy the action and the HEA. I loved it, and cannot wait until the next installment of this fantastic series!!! Also, Ryan West's narration really made the audio exciting!!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Kade's Dark Embrace

  • Immortals of New Orleans, Book 1
  • By: Kym Grosso
  • Narrated by: Ryan West
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,440
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,346
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,340

After a series of girls are ritualistically murdered on the cold streets of Philadelphia, seasoned detective, Sydney Willows, is forced to work with sexy, alpha vampire, Kade Issacson. While working the case, Sydney finds herself inexplicably drawn to Kade, fighting the passion she feels towards him. Kade, determined to solve the case and mete out justice, is captivated by the independent, fiery detective.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Hours I can never get back!

  • By Sarah on 12-07-17

Awesome Sexy Audio!!!

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

Reviewed: 01-26-15

Any additional comments?

Fantastic story, especially on audio narrated by the wonderful Ryan West! Sydney and Kade are wonderful. Sydney is strong, courageous and independent. Kade is overbearing, protective, sexy and determined. Their relationship starts rocky and is a blast to watch unfold. The other characters are as well created and irresistible. The plot is dark and twisted, fast-paced and entertaining. I was shocked that this is the debut paranormal for Kym Grosso - - - and I cannot wait for more!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful