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  • Sinners on Tour Series, Book 1
  • By: Olivia Cunning
  • Narrated by: Justine O. Keef
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,880
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,733
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,740

It's been months since Brian Sinclair, lead guitarist for the famous rock band Sinners, composed anything. Unable to write the music that once flowed so naturally, Brian is lost without his musical mojo. But when sexy psychology professor Myrna Evans comes on tour to study groupie mentality, Brian may have found the spark he needs to reignite his musical genius. When lust turns to love, will Brian be able to convince Myrna that what they have is more than just a fling, and that now that he's found his heart's muse, he doesn't want to live without her?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite book... put into audio!

  • By Crystal on 01-02-13

Super raunchy, but oh so hot

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

Reviewed: 01-17-19

This is a very graphic book, with some minor BDSM, a threesome, and all sorts of indecent erotic exploration. If you enjoy crossing the line into the taboo, you’ll enjoy this book! If you’re a little more vanilla, keep searching for your next romance listen.

  • The Bite That Binds

  • Deep in Your Veins Series, Book 2
  • By: Suzanne Wright
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre, P.J. Ochlan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 313
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 289
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 289

It's just over a week until Sam will be Binding with Jared, and the only thing she wants is to spend that time relaxing and preparing for the ceremony. Unfortunately, she seems to be asking too much of fate, because suddenly she's lumbered with a number of distractions that have the potential to postpone, or even cancel, the Binding. There's a guarded fiance to crack, a complicated assignment to deal with, Jared's ex to alienate, and a bunch of snobbish Master Vampires to win over - or offend, whichever. On the upside, things couldn't possibly be any worse, could they?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this series

  • By Casie on 07-03-18

Funny series

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

Reviewed: 11-09-18

I’m enjoying this series. It’s not amazing literary work or anything, but it’s a fun twist on the vampire world. That being said, I can’t stand P.J. Ochlan’s voice for Sam. She sounds like a cockney sociopath with no redeeming qualities. Because he lacks inflection, the wittiness of her dialogue ended up getting lost. Total bummer. Still listened, still enjoyed most of it since it’s mostly from Sam’s perspective, but a bummer P.J. didn’t mimic Justine Eyre’s voice for Sam.

  • Secrets

  • The Guardian Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Liz Schulte
  • Narrated by: Gabriel Vaughan, Piper Goodeve
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 222
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 197
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 198

While Olivia Martin observed life through her camera, the Abyss gazed back at her. She discovers mysterious men follow her around, people close to her are dying, and her dreams are no longer her own as she falls head over heels for a perfect stranger. A chance encounter leads to an obsession that could destroy everything she has ever known or loved. Olivia is about to find out there is a lot she doesn't know and sometimes what you don't know can kill you.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Unusual

  • By kim on 07-23-14

Could not get into it... just drags and drags!

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

Reviewed: 09-05-17

I like this genre, but I hated this book. Couldn't finish it. Even with only two hours left and curious about the end of the series, I can't make myself listen through two more books!

  • Echoes of Scotland Street

  • An On Dublin Street Novel
  • By: Samantha Young
  • Narrated by: Elle Newlands
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 574
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 532
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 530

Shannon MacLeod has always gone for the wrong type of man. After she drifted from one toxic relationship to the next, her last boyfriend gave her a wake-up call in the worst possible way. With her world shattered, she's sworn off men - especially those of the bad-boy variety.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fantastic story

  • By Jennifer on 03-15-15

Glad they brought back Elle Newlands!

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

Reviewed: 10-11-16

I liked that this story didn't completely follow what I'd come to expect from this series. Still good, still full of passion, less of the angst in the middle. This is a story of growth and second chances. Love the series!

  • Carolina Moon

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Dean Robertson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 758
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 636
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 642

Tory Bodeen grew up in a small, rundown house where her father ruled with an iron fist and a leather belt - and where her dreams and talents had no room to flourish. But she had Hope - who lived in the big house, just a short skip away, and whose friendship allowed Tory to be something she wasn't allowed to be at home: a child. But after Hope's brutal murder, Tory's life fell apart. Now grown, she's trying to find a measure of peace. But Hope's killer is still nearby.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • AWFUL narrator for romantic fiction

  • By Marilyn on 01-02-10

It's like my grandma reading me a story... awkard

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

Reviewed: 04-18-16

This is an older Nora Roberts book, FYI. I enjoyed the story, similar theme as her other books, but I don't mind. So I enjoyed reading the story. LISTENING to the story, however, was painful. It was seriously like my grandmother reading me a story. No great distinction between characters, no dynamics when there's a stressful part... I found myself going back to re-listen to parts because I was so bored with her my thoughts drifted. She didn't make this romantic thriller fun AT ALL. That's a shame, because I think, even years after it was written, it's entertaining to read. So, what I've learned? Not worth the listen. Buy the e-book or paperback instead.

  • Intertwine

  • House of Oak, Book 1
  • By: Nichole Van
  • Narrated by: Shiromi Arserio
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 350
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 330
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 332

In 2012, Emme Wilde can't find the right guy. She wants to feel that swept-off-your-feet dizziness of true love. But so far, her dating life has come up short. Star Trek geek? Nice but too serious. Hippy artist? Cute but too vulnerable. Instead, Emme obsesses over the portrait of an unknown man in an old locket.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Engrossing and entertaining..

  • By Patricia on 12-28-15

Lovely story

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

Reviewed: 11-15-15

I really liked the premise of this. Similar to others I've read, but with twists I haven't experienced before. The narrator is full and not very good at distinguishing between voices. That made it difficult a couple times in the book, but still worth the credit!

  • The MacGregor Brides

  • The MacGregors, Book 8
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 400
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 355

At age ninety, there is nothing the powerful patriarch of the MacGregor clan would like more than to see his three eldest granddaughters happily married. So Daniel MacGregor has handpicked three unsuspecting candidates he believes would make perfect husbands. But this might be his biggest matchmaking challenge yet; his granddaughters are so focused on their careers that marriage is the last thing on their minds. It's a good thing Daniel has a few tricks left up his sleeve....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • MacGregor "You Know It Worries Your Mother"

  • By Empress Karen on 04-24-15

Surprisingly good

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

Reviewed: 10-21-15

I wasn't expecting much from this. I thought Nora was trying to milk the MacGregor books when I started this one, but I loved it! Three short stories in one book and they were quite enjoyable. If you've come this far in the series, this is worth the listen.

  • Girl Underwater

  • By: Claire Kells
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 312
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 277

Nineteen-year-old Avery Delacorte loves the water. Growing up in Brookline, Massachusetts, she took swim lessons at her community pool and captained the local team; in high school, she raced across bays and sprawling North American lakes. Now a sophomore on her university's nationally ranked team, she struggles under the weight of new expectations, but life is otherwise pretty good. Perfect, really.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Mixed Bag

  • By Me & My Girls on 04-08-15

Absolutely loved it

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

Reviewed: 06-03-15

I thought that Julia Whelan did an amazing job narrating. I thought the story was beautiful and sad and uplifting. I thought the fight against chemistry felt real. And the ending made me happy. I highly recommend it.

  • The Earl's Wet Nurse

  • By: Jacqueline DeGroot
  • Narrated by: Whitney Webster
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

The earl of Sefton is delighted when he sees the midwife approaching bearing a tiny bundle. Within moments of being introduced to his new son, his world is shattered by the news that his wife did not survive the birth. Thorne, a man used to commanding regiments, puts his emotions aside to deal with providing for his newborn son. His first concern - one made known to the entire household by his heir's fully functioning lungs - is to secure a wet nurse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Writing and Storytelling

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-22-15

I lack words to describe why I didn't enjoy this

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

Reviewed: 04-14-15

The narration reminds me of overacted theatre. It was decent initially, but it became more annoying as the story progressed. I'll admit she did a good job with the accents of the house staff, but the storytelling and main characters grated on me.
As far as the story, decent intrigue with mysterious holes in the ground, but they're left unresolved and everyone seemed to forget about them entirely! That was weird. Then again the story is a total cliffhanger. I'd like to know what happens next, but it's not worth the credit to me. As for the earl and his wet nurse, the only reason he seems to fall in love with her is her sex drive. It's obnoxious.

  • The Longest Ride

  • By: Nicholas Sparks
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, January LaVoy
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,062
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,388
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,411

91 year-old Ira Levinson is kept concious after a car wreck by visions of his late wife, Ruth, who recounts stories of their lifetime together. A few miles away, at a local rodeo, Sophia Danko, a senior at Wake Forest, meets a young cowboy named Luke. Ira and Ruth. Sophia and Luke. Two couples who have little in common. Yet their lives will converge with unexpected poignancy, reminding us all that even the most difficult decisions can yield extraordinary journeys: beyond despair, beyond death, to the farthest reaches of the human heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic story

  • By Bj on 10-13-13

Two beautiful love stories

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

Reviewed: 04-09-15

Ira and Ruth's story brought me to tears. Long lives together full of love, sorrow, joy, hardship, beauty. It brought me to tears at times.
Then Sophia and Luke's story, young, full of hope, so new that it's lacking the depth of long love for true honesty. But secrets can destroy love, and they will have to learn to journey past the fear of they want to make it.
A slightly slow beginning, but beautiful and worth the listen!