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  • Captivated

  • By: Bethany-Kris
  • Narrated by: Daniel James Lewis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

When someone needs to disappear, the Chicago mob calls on Joe Rossi. A man who can move without a sound and kill without a word, they don’t call him the Shadow for nothing. This time, it’s a New York crime family in need of his skills, but it takes one glimpse of her to make him agree to the job. Liliana Marcello is every inch a principessa della mafia. Her life has taught her to be wary of strangers, yet her ballet career contradicts everything by putting her on display. It’s a man with a dark smile and a constantly changing demeanor that makes her feel safe again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Story and Narration

  • By underpar67 on 10-29-18

Loved the story!

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

Reviewed: 10-28-18

I've always enjoyed reading Bethany's books! The story was awesome and I loved that it came out on audio book.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Dignity

  • By: Jay Crownover
  • Narrated by: Casey Jones, Natasha Soudek
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115

I knew that most people took one look at the ink and the impossibly big and strong body it covered and decided I was a brawler...a bruiser...a beast. However, I was hardwired to be a thinker, not a fighter - my mind being my greatest weapon and my biggest weakness. I should have chosen to use my brain and talents to be one of the good guys, a hero, a man with dignity and worth. I turned my back on dignity and sold my soul to the highest bidder, deciding to dance with the devil instead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hunky and Geeky

  • By Listening is Reading on 07-30-18

Love it!

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

I love Jay's books! I LOVE techie references along with technology. Weird? Yes, but I love it anyway! This book has plenty of that along with plenty of suspense and romance!

  • A Bloody Kingdom

  • Ruthless People Series, Book 4
  • By: J.J. McAvoy
  • Narrated by: Joel Froomkin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

It has been eight years since the Callahans defeated Avian Doers and conquered Chicago. Melody is now the Governor and public face of the family, while Liam rises as the Ceann na Conairte of both the Irish and Italians. Their reach is limitless; their power endless, but is it possible to have too much power? Can Liam and Melody raise a family, a city, and an empire? Only a fool would try to stop them now.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SPELLBINDING AND BREATHTAKING STORYTELLING

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 08-07-18

AMAZING!

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

I absolutely love this series! This book is amazing and kept me on my toes the whole time! The characters are awesome too! JJ did a wonderful job writing the story!!

  • Marriage of Inconvenience

  • Knitting in the City, Book 7
  • By: Penny Reid
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe, Stephen Dexter
  • Length: 16 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 753
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 713
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 710

Being a billionaire heiress isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. In fact, it sucks. Determined to live a quiet life, Kat Tanner changed her identity years ago and eschewed her family’s legacy. But now, Kat’s silver spoon past has finally caught up with her, and so have her youthful mistakes. To avoid imminent disaster, she must marry immediately; it is essential that the person she chooses have no romantic feelings for her whatsoever and be completely trustworthy. Fortunately, she knows exactly who to ask. Dan O’Malley checks all the boxes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So sad to be this happy......

  • By Richard A. Burnell on 03-10-18

Love this!

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

Reviewed: 03-13-18

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes! I wouldn't only recommend this book but the whole series. Penny Reid is an amazing writer. Her characters are thought out and different in so many ways. This series has made me laugh out loud and get the feels. But this book? I have waited for Dan's story for a long time but it was amazing! I LOVE Dan!

  • First Kiss

  • The Academy: The Ghost Bird, Book 10
  • By: C. L. Stone
  • Narrated by: Natalie Eaton
  • Length: 14 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 119

The time has finally come for Sang Sorenson to be formally introduced to the Academy. Protocol dictates the boys keep the details of Sang's official introduction to the Academy a secret from her. The only thing they can advise her to do is to work on what will become her mantra: She is determined to stay with her team, no matter what. Despite her wishes, the boys are second-guessing her place with them, concerned for her safety. With dangers all around and threats closing in, some of the boys are questioning if this is the right time to bring her to meet the Academy at all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Naration is horribly whiney on this one.

  • By Summer on 03-28-18

Good story but...

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

Reviewed: 02-21-18

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

I think the narrator came off overly whiny and annoying at times.

Any additional comments?

I love this story so even though the narrator was annoying at times I still finished it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Pull

  • By: Rachel Van Dyken
  • Narrated by: Luci Christian, Aaron Landon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

Jaded rock star Demetri Daniels is in Hell - also known as Seaside, Oregon. Sent to rehab after nearly getting himself killed last year, his record company wants nothing more than for him to lay low, away from the limelight. Irritated and more alone than he's ever been in his life, Demetri tries desperately to rebuild his shattered reputation as a drug addict and player, which proves to be difficult when he meets Alyssa.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Series!

  • By Estella Blessed on 03-27-17

Another good one!

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

Reviewed: 08-29-17

Any additional comments?

I love Rachel's books. This book is amazing! The book gives me the feels. It's funny and emotional.

  • Lucian

  • A Filthy Marcellos Novel
  • By: Bethany-Kris
  • Narrated by: John Thrust
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

Lucian Marcello is aware of the expectations following him as the oldest son of one of North America's most infamous Cosa Nostra Dons. Family in his world is more than blood and sharing a last name. It's the honor, respect, business, and the life. Being a Capo is just a stepping stone until it's time for him to take on the role of underboss but a chance meeting with her could be the one thing he'd risk it all for.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • JUST NOT WHAT I EXPECTED 😑😞😵

  • By A User on 07-11-17

One of my favorite mafia romances

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

Reviewed: 08-28-17

Did John Thrust do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

He has an extremely deep voice so differentiating between the male and female character was harder to tell. I'd have preferred if there was a women doing the female character.

Any additional comments?

All the books I've read by Bethany are, in my opinion, amazing. They're well written and she does good research so what she writes doesn't seem fake or extreme.

  • Preppy: The Life and Death of Samuel Clearwater, Part 2

  • King Series, Book 6
  • By: T.M. Frazier
  • Narrated by: Lance Greenfield, Kirsten Leigh
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 661
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 628
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 623

Preppy finds himself back in a world he once loved, but no longer recognizes. His dim smile can't hide his inner turmoil and the people he views as family all suddenly feel like polite strangers. Except for one person. A girl with dark eyes and even darker hair. A girl who isn't even an option.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Preppy's Back.....

  • By Cheri on 02-19-17

Well.

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

Reviewed: 08-19-17

If you could sum up Preppy: The Life and Death of Samuel Clearwater, Part 2 in three words, what would they be?

Crazy, but fun ride.

What other book might you compare Preppy: The Life and Death of Samuel Clearwater, Part 2 to and why?

Other books by T.M. Frazier

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

Preppy's character has always made me laugh and/or cry. He's insane, yes. But he's funny and overcame the life he was given.

  • Salvaged

  • A Saints of Denver Novel
  • By: Jay Crownover
  • Narrated by: Burke Stevens, Carmen Vine
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200

Hudson Wheeler is a nice guy. Everyone knows it, including his fiancée, who left him with a canceled wedding and a baby on the way. He's tired of finishing last and is ready to start living in the moment, with nights soaked in whiskey, fast cars, and even faster girls. He's set to start living on the edge, but when he meets Poppy Cruz, her sad eyes in the most gorgeous face he's ever seen hook him right away. Wheeler can see Poppy's pain, and all he wants to do is take care of her and make her smile, whatever it takes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Epic ending

  • By Misty on 06-22-17

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 08-19-17

If you could sum up Salvaged in three words, what would they be?

Heartbreaking. Amazing. Courageous.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Poppy. She went through so much but she has a spirit that can get through anything. She's a wonderful character.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

If I could have, I would. I loved this book!

  • Elude

  • The Eagle Elite Series, Book 6
  • By: Rachel Van Dyken
  • Narrated by: Tom Taylorson, Amy McFadden
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 43

Twenty-four hours before we were to be married, I offered to shoot her. 10 hours before our wedding, I made a mockery of her dying wish. Five hours before we were going to say our vows, I promised I'd never love her. One hour before I said I do, I vowed I'd never shed a tear over her death. But the minute we were pronounced man and wife, I knew. I knew I'd only use my gun to protect her. I'd give my life for hers. I'd cry. And I would, most definitely, lose myself to a dying girl - a girl who by all accounts never should have been mine in the first place.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Two Twirl-Worthy Book!!!

  • By Ashley D on 01-16-17

Heartbreaking but so good too!

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

Reviewed: 08-19-17

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

This is my absolute favorite series. This book is amazing. It made me laugh, it made me cry, and gave me all the feels. This isn't this first time I read the series.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful