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Calgary, Alberta Canada
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  • Lost and Found

  • Porter Kingston Series, Book 1
  • By: Jennifer Bryan Yarbrough
  • Narrated by: Kim Sheard
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

Olivia Porter's life drastically changes in the blink of an eye when she and her family are in a tragic accident while on vacation leaving her the only survivor. Flash forward to a year and a half later when her best friend Claudia forces her out of the house where she meets multi-millionaire Cash Kingston. Cash is gorgeous and sexy but has his own inner demons that he is dealing with but all of that changes when he meets Olivia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GREAT LISTEN. WOW

  • By S Mandel S. on 08-20-16

GREAT LISTEN. WOW

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

Reviewed: 08-20-16

This is a great listen, it will make you cry and make you laugh. Its worth the credit and more.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Rock

  • A Rock Star Romantic Suspense
  • By: JA Huss
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 532
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 500
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 497

RK Saber ran from tragedy five years ago when his car went over the side of a mountain in a prom-night crash. Consumed by guilt, he walked away from Juilliard and morphed into Rock, front man for the global rock-band sensation Son of a Jack. Five members. Five best friends. Five rising stars burning so bright, they had to know it couldn't last. When tragedy strikes again and the band goes from five to two, RK is sentenced to...home. Back to the place where all his nightmares started.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • OMG!! JA HUSS!!

  • By MizzKim1 on 07-20-16

Must listen

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

Reviewed: 08-20-16

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

This is a great story not your typical romance. Lots of twists and turns.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Rock?

When Rock realizes that he did not kill his band mates

What about Sebastian York’s performance did you like?

Sebastian York could read the "phonebook" and I would listen. He has an incredible voice for audio books. Thank You!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Barely Breathing

  • Breathing, Book 2
  • By: Rebecca Donovan
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,432
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,288
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,288

“I’ve spent most of my life trying to make it to a future that still hasn’t happened, or avoid a past that won’t let me go. I don’t remember when I’ve ever just stopped to live in the present, to hold on to the seconds I’m in.”Emma Thomas’s struggle with an abusive home life came to a heart-pounding conclusion in the final chapters of Reason to Breathe, the first installment of The Breathing Series — Rebecca’s Donovan’s bestselling romantic thriller ( USA Today). Now her secret life has been exposed, and her tormentor can’t hurt her anymore. Yet, some are still haunted by that night. The bruises may have faded, but scars and fears remain. How will she reclaim her life when she’s barely breathing?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Again, what a great story.

  • By Tonya on 07-17-13

Another great and WOW book.

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

Reviewed: 08-25-13

What did you love best about Barely Breathing?

I love the relationship with Emma and her mother, Emma and Jonathan and Emma and Evan. All so very different .

What was one of the most memorable moments of Barely Breathing?

I loved the first book and this whole book was great. The relationship with Emma and Jonathan develops into something strange but normal.

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

I like Kate Rudd and a reader very much, her voices and expressions gets you into the characters.

  • Reason to Breathe

  • Breathing, Book 1
  • By: Rebecca Donovan
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,442
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,148
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,149

In the affluent town of Weslyn, Connecticut, where most people worry about what to be seen in and who to be seen with, Emma Thomas would rather not be seen at all. She’s more concerned with feigning perfection - pulling down her sleeves to conceal the bruises, not wanting anyone to know how far from perfect her life truly is. Without expecting it, she finds love. It challenges her to recognize her own worth - at the risk of revealing the terrible secret she’s desperate to hide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Such a great story

  • By Tonya on 07-17-13

GREAT LISTEN. WOW

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

Reviewed: 08-25-13

Would you consider the audio edition of Reason to Breathe to be better than the print version?

I do love Audio books and this one was great.

Which scene was your favorite?

Love when Evan first meet Emma. The sparks start flying.

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

The abuse from Carol made me so angry.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Edge of Never

  • By: J. A. Redmerski
  • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
  • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,204
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,098
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,102

Twenty-year-old Camryn Bennett thought she knew exactly where her life was going. But after a wild night at the hottest club in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, she shocks everyone - including herself - when she decides to leave the only life she's ever known and set out on her own. Grabbing her purse and her cell phone, Camryn boards a Greyhound bus ready to find herself. Instead, she finds Andrew Parrish.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I never give reviews but WOW.....

  • By Jordy ♡♡♡♡ on 04-18-13

Tissues are a must with this story.True Love Story

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

Reviewed: 07-17-13

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

I love this book, I would recommend this book to everyone it is a great book with a wonderful love story

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Edge of Never?

I love the whole story, but the end is the best. A surprise ending is always great.

Which character – as performed by Lauren Fortgang – was your favorite?

I was enchanted by both Cameron and Andrew. Learning and the growing of both characters was beautiful.

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

I cried and cried at the end of this story.

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        Stephanie Laurens
    
    


    
    
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        Simon Prebble
    
    


    
    Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    147 ratings
    Overall 4.3
  • The Perfect Lover

  • By: Stephanie Laurens
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132

Simon Frederick Cynster has a perfect life, yet there is something missing. His quest to find Miss Right surprisingly leads him to Portia Ashford. As Simon and Portia begin to explore the depths of their mutual passion, a shocking murder is committed - and it appears that the next victim will be Portia herself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great period story. with wonderful english reader

  • By S Mandel S. on 07-15-13

Great period story. with wonderful english reader

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

Reviewed: 07-15-13

What made the experience of listening to The Perfect Lover the most enjoyable?

It started out as a love story and turned into a murder mystery

Who was your favorite character and why?

Portia, she is a girl wanting to learn about love and sex while staying a lady.

What about Simon Prebble’s performance did you like?

HIs english accent gives this book a great feeling, it put you into the time and place of the story.

Any additional comments?

I don't really like period stories but this book was a great surprise.

  • Just Remember to Breathe

  • By: Charles Sheehan-Miles
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Vennekotter, Emily Eldridge
  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37

Alex Thompson's life is following the script. A pre-law student at Columbia University, she's focused on her grades, her life, and her future. The last thing she needs is to reconnect with the boy who broke her heart. Dylan Paris comes home from Afghanistan severely injured and knows that the one thing he cannot do is drag Alex into the mess he's made of his life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good young adult story.

  • By Kristin on 05-25-13

Slow to start but great ending

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

Reviewed: 07-15-13

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

I enjoyed this book although it started slow.

What about Nicholas Vennekotter and Emily Eldridge ’s performance did you like?

I love the different voices it made the story enjoyable.

Any additional comments?

I did like this book I would think anyone liking a good love story would like this book.

  • Entwined with You

  • Crossfire Series, Book 3
  • By: Sylvia Day
  • Narrated by: Jill Redfield
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,827
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,295
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,298

The worldwide phenomenon continues as Eva and Gideon face the demons of their pasts and accept the consequences of their obsessive desires.... From the moment I first met Gideon Cross, I recognized something in him that I needed. Something I couldn’t resist. I also saw the dangerous and damaged soul inside - so much like my own. I was drawn to it. I needed him as surely as I needed my heart to beat. No one knows how much he risked for me. How much I’d been threatened, or just how dark and desperate the shadow of our pasts would become.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I would title it "Bored with You"

  • By AudioAddict on 07-24-13

Sylvia day does it again

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

Reviewed: 06-09-13

What made the experience of listening to Entwined With You the most enjoyable?

I love this series, I love both Gideon and Ava. This one was not over a long time period but lots of things were cleared up.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Entwined With You?

The Wedding. Ava now understands why Gideon needs to marry her so soon.

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

I love this narrator. She is so good at the voices an letting the listener know who is talking.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Money and Sex

Any additional comments?

I hope that it is not to long before Sylvia Day has the final book out. I can't wait.

  • Happy Ever After

  • The Bride Quartet, Book 4
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,717
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,191
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,201

No man has rattled wedding-planner Parker Brown in a long time, but the motorcycle-riding, raven-haired Mal seems to have a knack for it. His passionate kisses always catch her off guard, much like her growing feelings for him. Parker’s business risks have always paid off, but now she’ll have to take the chance of a lifetime with her heart….

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is a great close to this wonderful series.

  • By Jessica on 03-17-11

Final in the series and a great ending

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

Reviewed: 06-01-13

Where does Happy Ever After rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This whole series is great I loved everyone.

What did you like best about this story?

Parker and her strong personality

Which character – as performed by Angela Dawe – was your favorite?

Angela Dawe is a great reader and I like all her character voices

Any additional comments?

Final in the series all are great.

  • Savor the Moment

  • The Bride Quartet, Book 3
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,364
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 890
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 890

Laurel McBane has always relied on her friends for support, especially when her dream of attending culinary school was almost ruined by her parents’ financial problems. Now Laurel is repaying the kindness of her friends by creating extravagantly luscious tiers of cakes and other confectionary delights that add the perfect touch to their clients’ weddings.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Very flat, but great ending

  • By romance reader on 06-05-10

Great Nora Roberts love story.

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

Reviewed: 06-01-13

What did you love best about Savor the Moment?

I love the relationship with Laurel and her friends.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Savor the Moment?

When Laurel kisses Delaney for the first time

Which character – as performed by Angela Dawe – was your favorite?

I enjoy Angela Dawe reading she get into her characters wonderfully

Any additional comments?

I love this series