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  • Alpha

  • Forever, Book 1
  • By: Regan Ure
  • Narrated by: Rachel Fulginiti
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 48

Seventeen-year-old Scarlett Hayes is living her life by her own rules. Losing her parents at a young age has made her strong and fiercely independent. She knows exactly who she is, and nothing is going to change that. But everything starts to change for her when she moves to a new town. She meets Cade Presley. He is domineering and arrogant which makes her detest him at first sight. And she soon learns a secret that will unravel her perfect life and lead her into a world she never knew existed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Such a great book!

  • By Cheyanne on 07-26-18

Ugh.

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

Reviewed: 02-01-19

I wanted to like this book, but there was NO character development. It was as if all the characters were interchangeable. That all spoke the same and had similar personalities. Also, the book got pretty repetitive with re explaining events and thoughts.

  • Briar

  • Midnight's Crown Series, Book 1
  • By: Ripley Proserpina
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Wyles
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

The sun is Briar Hale's enemy. All her life she's been in the shadows, sheltered and protected, warned and smothered. Not anymore. Briar is ready to take control of her life, and step out into the sunlight for the first time. A newly enrolled graduate student at Boston College, she's determined to discover why her body betrays her. And she knows just the scientist to help her. Professor Hudson Nors has secrets of his own - secrets he's kept for eternity, and which he never wants to see the light of day. No matter how wonderful Briar smells, Hudson decides to stay away.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved!

  • By Christina on 10-19-18

Loved!

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

Reviewed: 10-19-18

I almost passed on this book due to a bad review, but I’m so glad I didn’t! The story and narration was amazing, and set up the next book perfect.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Hereditary

  • Beatrice Harrow Series, Book 1
  • By: Jane Washington
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Moyen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184

Beatrice Harrow was raised in seclusion, separated from the Read Kingdom and protected from the mysterious mechanisms of the other four races, but they are not as blind to her as she is to them. Even before she steps foot inside the Academy, they know her name and they know the truth about her birth. She is one of the Tainted: a mixed-breed creature with the blood of a monster, clinging to legitimacy by the genes of her human father. She is more beautiful, more powerful, and more despised than any other being in the Read Kingdom. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • unexpectedly dark but riveting

  • By Blues on 08-06-18

Trigger Warning+Spoilers

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

Reviewed: 09-29-18

I love this book don’t get me wrong, it was very well written and the narrator is amazing. But, if you have a strong aversion to rape- this is not the book for you. The scene isn’t described in great detail, but it may be enough to dissuaded some readers.

23 of 25 people found this review helpful

  • Consort of Secrets: A Paranormal Reverse Harem Novel

  • Witch's Consorts Series, Book 1
  • By: Eva Chase
  • Narrated by: Aletha George, Tristan James
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 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 104

For years I've been quiet, obedient Rose Hallowell. I accepted the man my stepmother chose for me. But I never stopped missing my long-ago friends. Now we're back on my childhood estate to arrange my marriage. The boys I grew up with? They're still in town - and they haven't forgotten me either. And damn if they haven't grown up well. They're charming and sweet and infuriatingly hot, and I can't seem to stay away. The more I try to resist, the more secrets I uncover about my family, my betrothal, and everything I thought was true about the witching world. I've been lied to. I've been betrayed.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great Idea, Slow Execution- Not sure I will buy book 2

  • By Jessica Lynn Jones on 09-04-18

Not the best I’ve read- semi spoilers

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

Reviewed: 09-15-18

I LOVE reverse harem novels, but I definitely feel like there is something missing with this book. The author constantly refers to Rose’s past with the boys, but never gives any real detail. I kept waiting for a flashback that never came. I felt like I was expected to understand a relationship dynamic that was never fully explained.

  • Power of Five: Reverse Harem Fantasy

  • Power of Five Series, Book 1
  • By: Alex Lidell
  • Narrated by: Victoria Mei
  • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 674
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 623
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 619

Orphaned and sold to a harsh master, Lera's life is about mucking stalls, avoiding her master's advances, and steering clear of the mystical forest separating the mortal and fae worlds. Only fools venture into the immortal realms, and only dark rumors come out... Until four powerful fae warriors appear at Lera's barn. River, Coal, Tye, and Shade have waited a decade for their new fifth to be chosen, the wounds from their quint brother's loss still raw. But the magic has played a cruel trick, bonding the four immortal warriors to... a female. A mortal female. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No! It can’t end!

  • By sherry Christenson on 06-08-18

I wanted to like this book...

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

Reviewed: 07-30-18

I loved the idea of this book, however, for me it fell a bit flat. I just wish the story line was more detailed, I felt both of these books could have been longer.

  • Panic

  • By: Lauren Oliver
  • Narrated by: Sarah Drew
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 603
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 548
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 551

Heather never thought she would compete in panic, a legendary game played by graduating seniors, where the stakes are high and the payoff is even higher. She'd never thought of herself as fearless, the kind of person who would fight to stand out. But when she finds something, and someone, to fight for, she will discover that she is braver than she ever thought. Dodge has never been afraid of panic. His secret will fuel him, and get him all the way through the game; he's sure of it. But what he doesn't know is that he's not the only one with a secret....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • It should have been called Malaise

  • By Katherine on 04-02-14

Panic: a story of adventure and love (kinda)

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

Reviewed: 05-09-14

What made the experience of listening to Panic the most enjoyable?

The storyline is incredible! The book itself was well written and interesting with plot twist and new discoveries, over all really amazing.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Panic?

Of course each of the panic games were memorable in their own way but I would say the most memorable moment came when I found out who the game makers were... Needless to say I did not see that coming.

Did Sarah Drew do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

I guess she did an okay job differentiating the characters but I found her voice to be rather annoying at times.

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

No extreme reaction this time.

Any additional comments?

Book was good narration iffy at best.