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  • Wrong Turn, Right Direction

  • The Bourbon Street Boys, Book 4
  • By: Elle Casey
  • Narrated by: Tracie Christian
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 242
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 211

Tamika Cleary takes a wrong turn up a one-way street - and straight into Thibault Delacroix's leg as he steps into the road. But Mika's in a hurry, and she certainly doesn't have time for a guy who can't even look both ways before crossing, even if he does have a cute face, a body to die for, and the darkest, thickest eyelashes she's ever seen. Unfortunately for Mika, fate has other ideas. When she's threatened by her employer, a Russian mafia boss known as "The Thief", she's forced to accept Thibault's help.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • OMG

  • By Josee on 05-24-17

Wrong Direction

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

Reviewed: 05-10-17

What disappointed you about Wrong Turn, Right Direction?

I was looking forward to this one. The pacing is wrong. It just wasn't as good as the other ones.

What could Elle Casey have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

The female lead should have been more realistic and less stereotypical. This is so sad in 2017 to still be portraying women of color as monolithic.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Tracie Christian?

The relevant question is who cast this narrator and why?

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

This sparked sadness and disappointment.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Chosen

  • A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood
  • By: J. R. Ward
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 17 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,578
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,374
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,362

Xcor, leader of the Band of Bastards, convicted of treason against the Blind King, is facing a brutal interrogation and torturous death at the hands of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. Yet after a life marked by cruelty and evil deeds, he accepts his soldier's fate, his sole regret the loss of a sacred female who was never his: the Chosen Layla. Layla alone knows the truth that will save Xcor's life. But revealing his sacrifice and his hidden heritage will expose them both and destroy everything Layla holds dear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A FINGER-LICKING BANQUET FOR ALL BDB FANS

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 04-07-17

What was that?

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

Reviewed: 04-07-17

What disappointed you about The Chosen?

The majority of characters were acting out of character.

What was most disappointing about J. R. Ward’s story?

OOC

Have you listened to any of Jim Frangione’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Jim Frangione is always fantastic

What character would you cut from The Chosen?

I wouldn't cut anyone. It was written like Ward was talking about some other characters...

Any additional comments?

Total disappointment. This wasn't even possible in the old BDB world.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Insidious

  • By: Aleatha Romig
  • Narrated by: Savannah Richards
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 431
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 389
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 391

When a powerful man is willing to risk everything for his own satisfaction, only one woman can beat him at his own game: his wife. Or so she thinks... "Let's start with you calling me Stewart. Formalities seem unnecessary." Stewart Harrington is rich, gorgeous, and one of the most powerful men in Miami. He always gets what he wants. Anything is available to him for the right price. Even me.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What a disappointing ending to a great book!

  • By Cam on 09-08-15

No, just no!

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

Reviewed: 01-20-17

What would have made Insidious better?

It's just too much and that ending was really horrible.

What do you think your next listen will be?

I'm not sure

What about Savannah Richards’s performance did you like?

She is amazing and the reason I bought this book.

What character would you cut from Insidious?

That was not the problem.

  • Hawk

  • Burnout Series #3
  • By: Dahlia West
  • Narrated by: Mason Lloyd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 666
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 611
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 613

Hawk Red Cloud lives by his own set of rules: Don't let them share the saddle, don't bring them home, and never spend the night. So far he's managed to avoid commitment like the plague. Tildy Fletcher's parents set rules for her. She would never think of breaking them; she knows all too well what would happen if she did. Hawk and Tildy are from two different worlds, but there's no denying the attraction between them. The rules are designed to keep them apart.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • SADLY THIS SERIES HAS FIZZLED & BURNT OUT FOR ME

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 05-09-16

Hawk is not a hero

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

Reviewed: 07-06-16

What disappointed you about Hawk?

Hawk Red Cloud is the kind of guy you run away from. He was just as abusive emotionally to Tildy as everyone else. Dahlia West is great. She just missed the mark with Hawk.

Have you listened to any of Mason Lloyd’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have listened to Mason Lloyd before and he is still awesome.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

This book was just a great opportunity to visit Easy, Shooter, Vegas, Slick and Tex.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Hungry Like the Wolf

  • Special Wolf Alpha Team: SWAT, Book 1
  • By: Paige Tyler
  • Narrated by: Abby Craden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 188

The Dallas SWAT team of elite sharpshooters is ultrasecretive. This doesn't sit well with investigative journalist Mackenzie "Mac" Stone. They must be hiding something... and she's determined to find out what.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • just not feeling it

  • By charro on 07-02-15

Good book but heroine was a jerk!

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

Reviewed: 06-16-16

Would you listen to Hungry Like the Wolf again? Why?

No. Could not deal with Mac again.

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

No

Any additional comments?

Mac was a very irritating person. A total jerk.

  • Surviving the Biker

  • Motorcyle Club Romance
  • By: Cassie Alexandra
  • Narrated by: Nina Sumter
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 150
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 137
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 138

The story of Adriana and Trevor continues. Will she have the courage to fight for her man, and will Trevor make the right decisions involving the women in his life? Also, the war between the Devil's Rangers and the Gold Vipers comes to a climax.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So true to life!

  • By Erika on 05-04-16

The chuckles...

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

Reviewed: 12-28-15

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No. The story was lacking and there were too many dim women without morals

Would you recommend Surviving the Biker to your friends? Why or why not?

No.

What didn’t you like about Nina Sumter’s performance?

The chuckles and how some of the women sounded like idiots. Stop the sound effects.

Did Surviving the Biker inspire you to do anything?

No

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Star Witness

  • By: Mallory Kane
  • Narrated by: Dara Rosenberg
  • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

As prosecutor Harte Delancey's star witness against her grandfather's murderer, she's become a prime target—and a courtroom pawn. Protective custody seems to be the only solution, but she's not expecting Harte Delancey to be her personal bodyguard.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ok story

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-22-14

Ok story

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

Reviewed: 02-22-14

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No. The voice of the main female character was irritating.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The way she changed her voice for the female character was off putting.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Spell of Summoning

  • Dark Caster Series, Book 1
  • By: Anna Abner
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Siedt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 3

Holden Clark walks into Rebecca Powell’s life, a tall, blue-eyed stranger who stirs long forgotten desires. But nothing, including this man, is what it seems. A dark necromancer is targeting Becca for a full-blown demonic possession. She is thrust into a world she never knew existed - a world where dark casters create chaos and necromancers talk to the dead. Holden has no faith in his power. A necromancer, he communicates with the dead, but he has never embraced his gifts.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Background noise

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-26-13

Background noise

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

Reviewed: 05-26-13

What would have made Spell of Summoning better?

Get rid of the back ground noise. I could not listen to the first chapter of this book

Has Spell of Summoning turned you off from other books in this genre?

no

What didn’t you like about Elizabeth Siedt’s performance?

The problem is not her performance, it's the background noise

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Secret Life of a Vampire

  • Love at Stake, Book 6
  • By: Kerrelyn Sparks
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Bradshaw
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 366
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 296
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 304

typical bachelor party is all about beers and beautiful women. A vampire bachelor party is no different - except the men are drinking Blissky (whiskey-flavored synthetic blood). And no one can throw a party quite like Jack, the illegitimate son of the legendary Casanova. But when the party gets out of hand and the cops show up, Jack has some explaining to do... if only he wasn't struck speechless by the beauty of Officer Lara Boucher. Lara is sure there's something more than a bachelor party going on. Why is Jack so interested in the recent disappearance of young women all over town?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Secret Life ????

  • By Noirbear on 09-08-12

RACIST STEREOTYPES!

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

Reviewed: 09-29-12

What disappointed you about Secret Life of a Vampire?

Nearly everything out of the black character's mouth was from a racist stereotype.

Has Secret Life of a Vampire turned you off from other books in this genre?

No

Would you listen to another book narrated by Jennifer Bradshaw?

Yes

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Secret Life of a Vampire?

Every scene with racist "black" dialogue

Any additional comments?

There is a pattern of racist stereotypes from this author. In addition to the sickening black female character in this book there is also Phineas McKinney (black drug dealing Vampire from Be Still My Vampire Heart.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Rapture: A Novel of the Fallen Angels, Book 4

  • By: J.R. Ward
  • Narrated by: Eric Dove
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,270
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,129
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,139

Mels Carmichael, reporter for the Caldwell Courier Journal, gets the shock of her life when a man stumbles in front of her car outside the local cemetery. After the accident, his amnesia is just the kind of mystery she likes to solve, but she soon discovers they're in over their heads with his past. Over their heads with passion, too.... As shadows walk the line between reality and another realm, and her lover's memory begins to come back, the two of them learn that nothing is truly dead and buried.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Changed to slower speed on my iPod

  • By Marcheta on 09-27-12

Slow Down!

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

Reviewed: 09-26-12

Would you try another book from J. R. Ward and/or Eric Dove?

Yes, his previous narration was great. His voice is smooth and cool.

If you’ve listened to books by J. R. Ward before, how does this one compare?

Not as good. I need a speed button.

What didn’t you like about Eric Dove’s performance?

Eric is awesome but the narration speed was too fast. It made me feel anxious so I could not enjoy the book.

23 of 25 people found this review helpful