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Maplewood, MN, United States
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  • Blame It on the Duke

  • Disgraceful Dukes Series, Book 3
  • By: Lenora Bell
  • Narrated by: Beverley A. Crick
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97

Nicolas, Lord Hatherly, never intended to marry-nor add to the "mad" Hatherly line - but now he must honor his father's debt to a social-climbing merchant or lose the family estate. A notoriously wild marquess, won by her father at a game of cards, is the very last thing Miss Alice Tombs wants. She's spent the last three seasons repelling suitors in spectacular fashion so she'd be at liberty to explore the world. She'll just have to drive this one away as well.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The excitement vanished within the first 30 minutes

  • By Cam on 08-10-17

Very steamy

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

Reviewed: 03-09-19

In all the best ways. I have really enjoyed listening to this series and I would love to see it continue. Period romance plus hot steamy sex - yes please.

  • The Highlander

  • To Tempt a Highlander, Book 3
  • By: Kerrigan Byrne
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 564
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 520
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 523

They call him the Demon Highlander. The fearsome Lieutenant Colonel Liam MacKenzie is known for his superhuman strength, towering presence, and fiery passion in the heat of battle. As laird to the MacKenzie clan, the undefeated marquess has vanquished his foes with all the rage and wrath of his barbaric Highland ancestors. But when an English governess arrives to care for his children, the master of war finds himself up against his greatest opponent...in the game of love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great series - hoping there is more to come!

  • By denise on 09-24-16

Great series horrible cover art.

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

Reviewed: 02-06-19

I hate to say I am heavily influenced by cover art but these are really terrible. I love all the Scottish brogues but could have been sexier. Favorite hero so far.

  • Stroke the Flame

  • Her Elemental Dragons, Book 1
  • By: Elizabeth Briggs
  • Narrated by: Lia Langola, Stephen Dexter
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

I've spent my entire life running from my past and staying out of trouble. That's how I've kept alive ever since my parents were killed by the Black Dragon, who's ruled the world under her oppressive talons for as long as anyone can remember. But it's hard to keep a low profile when four handsome strangers turn up in your village claiming you're destined to save the world. According to them, they've been chosen by the gods to become elemental dragons - and I'm their mate. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Stroke the flame

  • By ZOE R on 10-24-18

Narration was bad, story sub-par

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

Reviewed: 01-12-19

I actually laughed out loud during the “emotional” scenes. A sad combo of bad narration of silly prose. Sorry, no book two for me.

  • Rebel Heir: Book One

  • The Rush Series, Volume 1
  • By: Vi Keeland, Penelope Ward
  • Narrated by: Maxine Mitchell, Sebastian York
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,455
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,331
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,332

How to kick off a great summer in the Hamptons: Snag a gorgeous rental on the beach. Check. Get a job at a trendy summer haunt. Check. How to screw up a great summer in the Hamptons: Fall for the one guy with a dark leather jacket, scruff on his face, and intense eyes that doesn’t fit in with the rest of the tony-looking crowd. A guy you can’t have when you’ll be leaving at the end of the season. Check. Check. Check. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story BUT

  • By Maria on 04-25-18

Bad female narrator

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

Reviewed: 12-19-18

I end to avoid anything narrated by Maxine Mitchell as her breathy whiny voice is just toooo much to take. I have returned books as unlistenable because of her. That said, the story was interesting enough and had enough heat to keep me until the end. Not certain if I will get the next installment.

  • Necessary Restorations

  • The Walshes, Book 3
  • By: Kate Canterbary
  • Narrated by: Christian Fox, Lucy Rivers
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288

I can read women better than any blueprint. I understand their secret desires and insecurities, and I know how to get rid of them once I get off. But all bets are off when Tiel Desai slams into my life. I can't read the gorgeous conservatory-trained violinist, but she's the only one keeping me from shattering by small degrees, and I can't let her go.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Emotionally Charged, Funny and Uber Sexy!

  • By The Audio Flow on 03-24-17

Christian Fox yumminess

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

Reviewed: 12-15-18

This has been my favorite so far simply because it was primarily Sam’s voice and therefore Christian Fox. Lucy’s male voice is almost too annoying to stick with but the Walsh’s make it worth it. Good balance of steamy yet character driven.

  • Hard Pressed

  • By: Kate Canterbary
  • Narrated by: Lauren Sweet, Blake Richard
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 194
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 181
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 181

I'm leaving you this note because I know you're very busy, and I don't want to waste the town sheriff's time. Lord knows I've already wasted enough of it. Thank you for taking me home last night and...everything else. I made you a basket of wild blueberry muffins for your trouble. That seemed like the appropriate baked good for getting naked in your living room. I wasn't myself last night. I didn't mean to kiss you or fondle your backside or ask all those intimate questions. Thank you for pretending to enjoy it.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Hated both narrators

  • By Denise on 12-12-18

Hated both narrators

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

Great story. Enough that I struggled through two awful narrators. Breathy and just yuck. Loved the sexy parts. Again great story.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Sweet Obsession

  • Sweet Addiction Series, Book 3
  • By: J. Daniels
  • Narrated by: J. F. Harding, Holly Chandler
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 284
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286

Everyone knows Brooke Wicks loves to have a good time. She’s not interested in getting serious, settling down, or limiting herself to one man. So when she meets the sexy, irresistible Mason King, she sees another opportunity to let loose and go wild. But the gorgeous Aussie isn’t interested in just a quick fling with Brooke, and if she wants to get into his bed, she’s going to have to do it on his terms.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great then boring then great then boring, etc

  • By DDaisy on 07-05-17

Female narrator was very disappointing.

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

Reviewed: 12-11-18

Enjoyed JF Harding.

Audible-please provide ratings for each narrator separately. Stop providing one performance rating for dual narration books!!

  • Broken Compass

  • By: Jo Raven
  • Narrated by: Anna Riordan, Tad Branson, Teddy Hamilton, and others
  • Length: 17 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

There are three of them. Three boys. We’re friends, neighbors, our lives linked through disaster, fear, and pain. I love them all. Not sure I can live without them. Can we just stay friends? Can we ignore the desire flaring when we’re around each other? Can I kiss one and not the other? I can’t choose. Don’t want to choose. And I’m not sure they can, either. This story will either end up in heartache, or as any story should - in a happy ending.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hot hot hot

  • By Denise on 11-20-18

Hot hot hot

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

Reviewed: 11-20-18

Sexy and hot with three amazing male narrators. This book did not rely on lame misunderstandings for the drama and no one was filthy rich. Just loved it.

I wish there was a good way to search for good sexy books that don’t involve BDSM.

13 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • #Nerd

  • Hashtag, Book 1
  • By: Cambria Hebert
  • Narrated by: Chandra Skyye, Eric Michael Summerer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 859
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 797
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 796

Two people from completely different worlds are about to be thrown together...in more ways than one. She wants to keep her scholarship. He wants to stay on the team. An awkward alliance doesn't even begin to cover Rimmel and Romeo's relationship. But that's about to change.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hashtag NERD!!! All about the nerds #yeesss

  • By Slim on 08-11-17

Painfully eye roll worthy and BAD female narrator

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

Reviewed: 11-13-18

The title says it all. After a while eye rolling wasn’t enough. I started berating the author under my breath. BAD, BAD, BAD. Male narrator is OK- truly hard to say with material this bad.

  • Connected

  • Connections Series, Book 1
  • By: Kim Karr
  • Narrated by: Veronica Meunch, Christian Fox
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 463
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 432
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 432

What if a "Once in a Lifetime" could happen twice? Suffering from a past full of tragedy, Dahlia London's soul has been left completely shattered. Happily ever after is a far cry from reality in her world. But when she is reconnected with her past, the bonds that form are irrefutable. When River Wilde, lead singer of The Wilde Ones, comes back into Dahlia's life, the intensity that fires their relationship combined with underlying feelings that have never died lead her to believe she has met her soul mate.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I Loved it!!!

  • By Katherine on 10-08-13

Soooo slow and painful

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

Reviewed: 11-08-18

Not sexy or interesting and the female narrator who does the first 3/4 of the book is zzzzzzsnooze-tastic. Then it ends in a cliffhanger- terrible!!!!