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  • Bluegrass State of Mind

  • Bluegrass, Book 1
  • By: Kathleen Brooks
  • Narrated by: Eric Dove
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,092
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 979
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 981

McKenna Mason, a New York City attorney with a love of all things Prada, is on the run from a group of powerful, dangerous men. McKenna turns to a teenage crush, Will Ashton, for help in starting a new life in beautiful horse country. She finds that Will is now a handsome, successful race horse farm owner. As the old flame is ignited, complications are aplenty in the form of a nasty ex-wife, an ex-boyfriend intent on killing her, and a feisty race horse who refuses to race without a kiss. Can Will and McKenna cross the finish line together, and more importantly, alive?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • OMG FANTASTIC book

  • By Ginny LaMere on 06-10-13

Unbelieveable

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

Reviewed: 12-27-18

We are supposed to believe that a smart NY attorney (female lead) falls for a well known bitchy ex- wife's claim that that she is suddenly getting back together with her ex ( male lead) and then the attorney drops him without so much as a conversation. I couldn't get past this nonsense and have no idea how the book ended.

I did not enjoy the narration. So much of the dialogue is female and this masculine narrator's feminine voice sounds very contrived. He read very fast. I had to slow it down to 90%. it was read well but not performed well.

  • Amaryllis

  • St. Helen’s Series, Book 1
  • By: Jayne Castle
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116

Amaryllis Lark is one of the best psychic detectives on St. Helen's, the Earth colony recently cut off from the mother planet, yet not so very different from home. Lucas Trent, the rugged head of Lodestar Exploration, isn't keen on the prim type - and from her crisp business suit to her cool evaluation of his request to bust a corporate thief, beautiful Amaryllis is excruciatingly proper. But when a bold hunch heats up into a twisting murder investigation, by-the-book Amaryllis must let her guard down and break some rules.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent start to this old series!!! Thank you!!!

  • By Kat in Hawaii on 12-11-18

Narration was great but couldn't get into story

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

Reviewed: 12-26-18

I actually tried this book because I enjoy the narrator and noticed some did not. The narration was excellent as she usually is. She has distinct Male/ Female voices delivered with true actress style.

The story, however was not something I enjoy. I think maybe it is the world building style that derailed me. It is developed mostly through extensive dialogue that ends up feeling like mini interviews. I did enjoy the authors turn of phrase, I just think we need more scenery to feel the feels.

  • The Rogue of Islay Isle

  • Highland Isles Series, Book 2
  • By: Heather McCollum
  • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95

Cullen Duffie, a Highland warrior and charming rogue, is the new chief of Clan MacDonald. Determined to prove he's not his father, Cullen works to secure his clan against the English. When a woman washes onto Islay's shores, Cullen protects her from his uncles' schemes. Waking up not knowing who she is or where she comes from, Rose is at the mercy of the man who found her. Unable to speak from the swelling around her throat from a rope tether, she learns as much as she can about the new world around her and the powerful, sword-wielding Highlander who has sworn to protect her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A 5 star read!

  • By Thania19 on 04-03-18

Thoroughly enjoyed!

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

Reviewed: 12-26-18

Great story and excellent narration make for a very enjoyable christmas car ride. Time flew by.

  • The Girl Who Lived

  • By: Christopher Greyson
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,266
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,175
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,182

10 years ago, four people were brutally murdered. One girl lived.... As the anniversary of the murders approaches, Faith Winters is released from the psychiatric hospital and yanked back to the last spot on earth she wants to be - her hometown where the slayings took place. Finding no solace at the bottom of a bottle, Faith decides to track down her sister’s killer - and then discovers that she’s the one being hunted.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Who do you trust when you trust no one?

  • By shelley on 12-15-17

Great thriller, not a romance

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

Reviewed: 12-20-18

Entertaining but the narration was distracting. "said" is pronounced as "sad" and "head" is "had" and so on. It bugged me throughout the entire book. Sorry, but I am more likely to commit the narrators name to memory over the authors just to be sure I can avoid.

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  • Malice

  • By: Jennifer Jaynes
  • Narrated by: Jane Oppenheimer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 926
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 825
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 819

Dr. Daniel Winters has a beachfront home in Malibu, a career as a respected pediatrician, and a gorgeous new wife, Mia. For a man whose past was rife with mental illness, addiction, and thoughts of suicide, it seems too good to be true. Then Daniel learns that a fellow pediatrician and his family were found slaughtered in their home. It’s just the first chip in the facade of Daniel’s perfect life. Little by little, everything starts to fall away. At work, his career becomes at risk when he’s asked to remain silent about a dangerous new drug. At home, Mia has gone from an affectionate newlywed to a mysterious woman carefully hiding secrets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • UNPUTDOWNABLE!!!!

  • By shelley on 10-01-18

Excellent writing and narration but no ending....

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

Reviewed: 12-16-18

Very engaging story but dissatisfied with the ending. There was no wrap up and very minor undeveloped characters who played important rolls in the last chapter. So, as I decide what to listen to next, I am going to explore another author. Too bad really, because I was enjoying the ride. Had there been a conclusion to this story, I probably would have listen to all her books. I just finished the listen and I am feeling like a sucker for investing my time.

  • Pretty Girls

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 20 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,681
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,623
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,625

Sisters. Strangers. Survivors. More than twenty years ago, Claire and Lydia's teenaged sister Julia vanished without a trace. The two women have not spoken since, and now their lives could not be more different. Claire is the glamorous trophy wife of an Atlanta millionaire. Lydia, a single mother, dates an ex-con and struggles to make ends meet. But neither has recovered from the horror and heartbreak of their shared loss—a devastating wound that's cruelly ripped open when Claire's husband is killed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely needed the trigger warning, but..

  • By Hillary on 02-01-16

Way too Graphic for Me!

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

Reviewed: 11-04-18

I love a good murder mystery but this one was too much for me.

The author spends too much time with the perversion points. For the average person, the details of a perverted rapest methods is not entertainment, it's not so much the journey that matters on that subject.

The story would have been just as compelling and much more tolerable without the details.

Honestly, I don't think I will risk a few days of my mental health to this author again.

Too Much.

  • Hard

  • By: Scott Hildreth
  • Narrated by: Patrick Garrett, Aaron Sin, Ellie McClendon
  • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87

Given an assignment to write an article on an outlaw motorcycle club, what award-winning journalist would say no? Not me. I had a weakness for bad boys, tattoos, and men on motorcycles. But Nick Navarro wasn't a typical biker. He wasn't even a typical outlaw.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic!

  • By Susan on 02-04-18

Painfully juvenile and boring

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-27-18

This was just not very interesting. No back story to bring the characters to life. Really just a related string of events that sandwiched a bunch of sex scenes. I am writing this with just 3 chapters left and I plan to move on. I really don't care how it ends. I can't take any more of this juvenial dialogue between uh, I can't even think of the characters names. Ugh!

  • Two Alone

  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
  • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 48

Beautiful and self-confident businesswoman Rusty Carlson was hurt, terrified and alone with a man she feared. But one thing was certain – she would surely die without his help. Vietnam vet Cooper Landry had a deep-rooted grudge against beautiful women like Rusty. Experience had taught him they were takers. But he’d survived far worse dangers, and this time he’d be damned if he’d let her risk his chance for survival. But there were predators in the dense woods – both animals and human – and the odds were against them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well Written!

  • By Lady M on 05-06-12

Abridged version is flat

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

Reviewed: 08-11-18

First, this is almost 20 years old so it has a dated feel, however I think it would still have been entertaining if it hadn't been abridged.

Narration was great.

  • After

  • After, Book 1
  • By: Anna Todd
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Louise
  • Length: 16 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 780
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 699
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 705

There was the time before Tessa met Hardin, and then there’s everything After... Life will never be the same. #Hessa... Tessa is a good girl with a sweet, reliable boyfriend back home. She’s got direction, ambition, and a mother who’s intent on keeping her that way. But she’s barely moved into her freshman dorm when she runs into Hardin. With his tousled brown hair, cocky British accent, tattoos, and lip ring, Hardin is cute and different from what she’s used to.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 01-14-18

Teenage Angst

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

Reviewed: 08-09-18

No big mystery here. No sure why anyone would want to live through all the drama of the teen years again. not me.

  • Burying Water

  • By: K. A. Tucker
  • Narrated by: Josh Goodman, Elizabeth Louise
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,591
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,293
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,286

Left for dead in the fields of rural Oregon, a young woman defies all odds and survives - but she awakens with no idea who she is, or what happened to her. Refusing to answer to "Jane Doe" for another day, the woman renames herself "Water" for the tiny, hidden marking on her body - the only clue to her past. Taken in by old Ginny Fitzgerald, a crotchety but kind lady living on a nearby horse farm, Water slowly begins building a new life. But as she attempts to piece together the fleeting slivers of her memory, more questions emerge....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding! Perfect love / mystery book!

  • By Rebecca on 11-07-14

💘 Reviewed by Annamarie 💘

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

Reviewed: 06-29-18

🤓 First, I am an avid listener and no one compensates me for my reviews. I have so many audible books that I can't remember which I enjoyed and which were duds, so I have decided to go back and relisten to them all and review each one in a structured way: Narration, Story, Heat and Gore.

🗣 Narration is crucial. While Mr. Goodman provided a 5 star performance, MS Louise is weak. Not awful, just not quite a "performance".

📖 The story was interesting and well written. It is one of those that goes back and forth in time as an amnesia patient slowly remembers. I did get lost a few times but recovered quickly. It is interesting to see how everything plays, but no real suspense , just a little mystery around how it will get to the ending that is apparent early on. Not a lot of character building, which I usually despise, but it works here due to the amnesia theme.

🔥 ☠ This is a romance with a little mystery. There are few well placed consensual intimate scenes written in a contemporary way. There is mention of non-consensual situations, but we don't have to suffer the details. This is a story where a woman leaves an abusive marriage but the author does not dwell on that part.

So, it is a sweet romance, interesting story and you won't feel like you need a shower when you finish reading it.

💰 Worth a credit 💰