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  • Something in the Way

  • Something in the Way Series, Volume 1
  • By: Jessica Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Zachary Webber
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 636
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 600
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 598

It was a hot summer day when I met him on the construction site next to my parents' house. Under the sweat and dirt, Manning Sutter was as handsome as the sun was bright. He was older, darker, experienced. I wore a smiley-face t-shirt and had never even been kissed. I was too young, he said. I would wait. But I'd learn that no matter what you achieve in life, it means nothing if you suffer the heartbreak that comes with falling for someone you can never have. Because even though I saw Manning first, that didn't matter. My older sister saw him next.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Slow Burn Romance at its Finest!

  • By bookbruin on 11-18-17

Boring ......

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

Reviewed: 01-11-19

I kept listening waiting for something to happen but there never was a purpose to this book and it ended in the middle of the story. Nothing in what I read prior to buying said that it was a continued serial story and had no ending. I simply can't buy the next in the series because I was bored to death with this one. I do have to admit that I fast forwarded through some of it to try to get to the end so I was really upset when it just came to a halt with no plot, no meaning, no story line and no ending.

  • Times Square

  • By: Jana Aston
  • Narrated by: Erin Mallon
  • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235

"Once in a while right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale." I saw that quote about fairy tales embroidered on a decorative pillow at a home decorating store. Honestly, it pissed me off. Retail propaganda aimed to promote sales when any single girl in the city could tell them they'd sell more if they'd offer Keep Your Pants On, Asshole instead. But it's fine. I don't have room for decorative pillows anyway. And I don't have time for distractions. Which is why I'm ignoring the distraction staring at me right now.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Dynamic Duo Does It Again!!

  • By Cyndi on 09-14-17

Another pleasant listen from Jana Aston

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

Reviewed: 07-24-18

Fun story. Light and enjoyable story. I do wish that more time was spent getting a little deeper into the characters, maybe in the weekend that was to come, a little more about his life/job before meeting her. It was just a little hard to get too involved in the story because it was sort of light on detail or depth. I still really like this author and look forward to more of her work.

  • One You Can't Forget

  • Hade's Spawn Motorcycle Club Series, Book 1
  • By: Lexy Timms
  • Narrated by: Hannah Pralle
  • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 71

Emily Rose Dougherty is a good Catholic girl from mythical Walkerville, CT. She had somehow managed to get herself into a heap trouble with the law, all because an ex-boyfriend has decided to make things difficult.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • cliff hanger

  • By LuluBelle on 04-29-16

Monotone Narrator for a BORING PARTIAL story

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

Reviewed: 03-19-18

OMG - I struggled through the narrator and really thought something would eventually happen to make the story more interesting. It never did but it did just end right in the middle of the story. Not even a cliff hanger - just stopped. I think a junior high schooler coould have written this.

  • Mr. President

  • White House Series, Book 1
  • By: Katy Evans
  • Narrated by: Isabelle Gordon, John Lane
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 274
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 257
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 257

I met the president's son when we were both young. Matthew Hamilton was handsome, polished, and intelligent. I'd never met a guy like him. He promised me that he'd never run for president. I promised that if he did, I'd be by his side. Two terms later, an invitation to join Matthew Hamilton's campaign is the most exhilarating opportunity I've ever experienced. I'm determined to make a difference; he is determined to win.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Yeah, And ...?

  • By URSULA G on 03-24-17

Cliff Hanger - I hate that!

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

Reviewed: 03-14-18

I can't stand it when authors write a book and split it in half to make more money by misleading readers. It's just dishonest. Really. They should at least say as much in the description - Like book 1 of 2 or something like that. It seemed like the slow moving story was finally going to get somewhere and then it was just done. This is why I gave it an overall of 1 star.

  • Pucked

  • By: Helena Hunting
  • Narrated by: Nathan Everett, Muffy Newtown
  • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,364
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,205
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,209

With a famous NHL player for a stepbrother, Violet Hall is well acquainted with the playboy reputation of many a hockey star. So of course she isn't interested in legendary team captain Alex Waters or his pretty, beat-up face and rock-hard six-pack abs. But when Alex inadvertently obliterates Violet's misapprehension regarding the inferior intellect of hockey players, he becomes much more than just a hot body with the face to match.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narration

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-25-16

Horrible male narrator - cute story but drags on

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

Reviewed: 09-27-17

I just can't imagine that anyone would think a high pitched nasally sounding man could be at all sexy and you certainly can't picture him a the big hockey player he is supposed to be. I wish the Ms. Newtown would have just narrated the whole thing. That really messed things up for me. The story was cute for a while but then it started to be just the same old insecurity for Violet over and over and over. That's when it started to drag on.

  • The Countess

  • Regency, Book 5
  • By: Catherine Coulter
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 57

The #1 New York Times bestselling author's very first novel, rewritten as a Gothic. A woman who makes the wrong choice for a husband may not live to marry the man of her dreams....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Rather Boring

  • By Deanne on 07-19-17

Rather Boring

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

Reviewed: 07-19-17

I skipped past much of the book to try to get to something of interest. Finally at about 2/3 of the way through it got better.

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  • Aftershocks

  • By: Catherine Coulter
  • Narrated by: Renee Raudman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 78

Model Georgina Hathaway is more than just a beautiful face in a magazine. The 23-year-old’s career has brought her independence and a maturity that belies her youth. She can afford the finer things in life, but there’s something else she wants: Dr. Elliot Mallory. Dr. Elliot Mallory is older, more experienced and sophisticated than Georgina. Although he doesn’t want to have feelings for her, he’s endlessly intrigued by her bright mind, humor and charm.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • May-December Romance

  • By Maria on 11-12-12

Nearly as boring as Blowout

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

Reviewed: 07-19-17

Not sure there was really a plot. Just a story of 2 people that was less than interesting.

  • Blowout: An FBI Thriller, Book 9

  • By: Catherine Coulter
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

Savich allows Callie Markham, an investigative reporter for The Washington Post, to partner with local Metro Police liaison Ben Raven, since she's got the inside track - she's the stepdaughter of the murdered justice. Despite Detective Raven's unwillingness to have a civilian along, Callie Markham ends up riding shotgun to help look for her stepfather's murderer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • thrilling

  • By Kathy on 06-22-15

Sanoooooze

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

Reviewed: 07-19-17

Just so boring I couldn't finish it. It sort of drones on and on and it's so dull that I really started losing track of the characters because I could stay focused on it.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Twist Me: The Complete Trilogy

  • By: Anna Zaires
  • Narrated by: Shirl Rae, Roberto Scarlato
  • Length: 25 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,792
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,638
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,635

On the eve of her 18th birthday, Nora Leston meets Julian Esguerra, and her life changes forever. Stolen away to a private island, she finds herself at the mercy of a powerful, dangerous man whose touch makes her burn...a man whose obsession with her knows no bounds.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shocking that I liked this!

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-06-15

Hard to find believable.

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

Reviewed: 07-08-17

By book three I was dragging and having a hard time saying interested. The story could have been told in about half of the time with about half of the words.

  • Jack

  • Las Vegas Bad Boys, Book 4
  • By: Frankie Love
  • Narrated by: Joe Arden, Maxine Mitchell
  • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106

I'm Jack Harris, a world-class DJ, with a $100 million offer on the table. I never have to ask for what I want. I get it, anywhere, anytime, anyone. After breaking up with my on-again, off-again girlfriend, I seize an opportunity when I see it. Sweet Tess, sitting there all alone, is ready to get swept off her feet. If only for just one night. I don't expect the paparazzi to show up the next morning, and I don't expect Tess to have secrets that make her run from the press. But damn, I want to protect that girl.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • GREAT STORY.. & I'M SAD THIS SERIES HAS FINISHED

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 05-16-17

Hard to get through.

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

Reviewed: 07-08-17

I skipped through much of the story because it was just hard to listen to all of it without being bored and tears. At times I did have to chuckle because the writing sounded juvenile.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful