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  • The Golden Dynasty

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Tillie Hooper
  • Length: 17 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,305
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,152
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,144

Circe Quinn goes to sleep at home and wakes up in a corral filled with women wearing sacrificial virgin attire - and she is one of them. She soon finds out that she's not having a wild dream; she's living a frightening nightmare where she's been transported to a barren land populated by a primitive people, and in short order she's installed very unwillingly on a white throne of horns as their queen.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not Sure Where To Stand On This

  • By Mykal on 09-13-16

The Best Audio Book I Have Listened To!

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

Reviewed: 08-29-16

There is nothing better than listening to an audio of one of your all-time favorite books, except having that audio be your all-time favorite! Seriously, this was so well done, I have listened to it twice!

Tillie Hooper is THE BOMB! She presented this story in such a way that I felt every single emotion that Kristen Ashley wrote for her characters.

Normally, I struggle with narrators speaking the other sex’s lines. But Tillie Hooper does a phenomenal job as Dax Lahn. Let’s talk about Lahn. I mean, this Warrior King is the epitome of awesome. One of the best Alpha Males ever written, Dax Lahn is aggressive, ferocious, sexy and sweet. He doesn’t speak often, but when he does, he speaks a foreign language, Korwahk. Now, that is pressure for any narrator! But for a female narrator? I thought it would be impossible to convey his character in a way that didn’t make me cringe.

Her extraordinary characterization didn’t stop with Lahn, either. I was not distracted by the narration, rather, each character, whether male or female, was narrated so exquisitely, that I was wrapped up in them.

Another issue I sometimes have with audio books is the tempo. But again, Hooper did an exquisite job; it was not too slow, or not too fast, the tempo was perfect!

If you have read and loved The Golden Dynasty, GET THIS AUDIO. If you haven’t read The Golden Dynasty, GET THIS AUDIO.

  • Sebring

  • The Unfinished Heroes Series, Book 5
  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Stella Bloom
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,020
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,018

Nick Sebring has issues. Born feeling like an outsider in his own family, growing up under the shadow of a brother who could do anything, Nick isn't that great of a guy. But when this culminates with Nick lashing out to hurt his brother through the woman he loves, Nick turns inward and makes some decisions about the man he intends to be. And as he does this, he falls in love and truly learns the man that he's grown to be.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Fantastic Brilliant Close to a Touch & Go Series

  • By DK on 04-21-16

Tempo and characterizations killed it for me.

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

Reviewed: 04-05-16

This was seriously addictive. I started listening to the audio while I was packing to go out of town. I listened on the way to my destination and finished reading/listening at the hotel that evening.

Nick and Olivia's story was steamy and romantic. Olivia's father is the one who killed (through his henchman) Nick's former girlfriend, Hettie. Nick is out for vengeance, through Olivia. It is through her, he plans to get to her father. What starts as manipulation through seduction, turns into Nick caring for Olivia. Olivia was living a seriously crap life. Her family sucked, she was powerless and no control over her own life. The threat of harm kept her from trying to take her life into her own hands.

Nick, GAH! KA and her Alpha's get me every time!!!

"It was about being scared sh*tless, knowing the source of your fears understanding them, outsmarting them, and going forth to conquer them anyway."

Of course, there are the normal lengthy descriptions and sometimes confusing dialogue that is trademark KA. But I am so immune used to it by now, that it no longer bothers me.

I really enjoyed this story, despite the narration. Yes, I said despite, because the narrator drove me nuts. I had to increase the speed (as seems to be my norm). The female narrator tried too hard with different voices, both with male and female it was totally a turn-off.

  • Cocky Bastard

  • By: Penelope Ward, Vi Keeland
  • Narrated by: Michelle Ferguson, Aaron Abano
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,868
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,746
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,744

He was someone who belonged in my wildest fantasies instead of a rest stop in the middle of Nebraska. A sexy, cocky Australian named Chance was the last person I expected to run into on my cross-country drive. When my car broke down, we made a deal. Next thing I knew, we were traveling together, spending sexually tense nights in hotels, and taking unplanned detours. My ordinary road trip turned into the adventure of a lifetime. It was all fun and games until things got intense.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Simply stated, save your money.

  • By Feeding My Addiction Book Reviews on 04-05-16

Simply stated, save your money.

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

Reviewed: 04-05-16

I decided to listen to this audio while I was driving home from visiting my daughter. It was a 3.5-hour drive, so I was looking forward to listening to an audiobook. Simply stated, save your money. There were so many issues with the audio, I cannot list them all here. But I will give a few.

1.) The narrators had a difficult time with the dialogue. I think this might be a case of when an audio is not a good option for a book. Too much dialogue forced these narrators to have too many voice and inflection changes that it became seriously annoying!

⦁The female narrator had a lilt at the end of her sentences which made her sound like she was whining. Throw in other character voices and an Australian accent, and I wanted to throw my iPhone out the window.
⦁The male narrator had a naturally deep voice, so when he raised his voice and slowed down his tempo to "sound like a woman" he sounded more like a preteen boy, or demented man, I haven't yet decided which.

2.) When I got home, I was exhausted and thought I would read the book along with the audio --- so basically I just followed along. This was a BIG mistake. What I found were numerous inconsistencies from the audio to the book.

⦁Audio says Chance's sister is 22 years old. The book reads she's 28.
⦁Audio says his sister "looked like a woman now". The book reads "she looked like a mum."

I wish I could say this was all there was, but that's not the case. Eventually, I turned off the audio and just read the book. I found I enjoyed it much more that way.

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  • Hold On

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 21 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,325
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,222
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,212

The Merrick family is known for loving deep. So when Cecelia Merrick was murdered, it marked the Merricks in a way none of them recovered from. Both Cecelia's children found love. Both turned their backs on it. But Garrett "Merry" Merrick knew in his soul: The woman he divorced years ago was the one for him. Until the night when Cher took Garrett's back, and things changed. The Merrick family loves deep. They also protect fiercely. And with his eyes finally open, Garrett sees the woman who truly is for him, and he goes after her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very good addition to the series :)

  • By Malinda on 09-06-15

Just as I adored the written version, I LOVED the

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

Reviewed: 11-01-15

The narrator of Hold On was perfect for me. Erin Bennett’s intonations were spot on. She handled male and female voices with care, avoiding caricatures. There are many characters in a KA book. The narrator didn’t get hung up on that. She didn’t try to “sound like a man” or completely alter her voice during a dialogue to designate a different character. Rather, with a slight tone change she fluidly went through the dialogue and continued the story. With one exception. Ryker. He was portrayed on one tone, one emotion – anger. While he is a force of nature, and intense, I didn’t *read* all of his parts as anger. So this was a different take on his character.

The audio experience gave clarity to some of the written word that I found confusing as I read.

The narrator was hilarious! She accurately portrayed in her voice the humor written by Kristen Ashley. As well, she captured the emotionality of the story perfectly!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Sea of Tranquility

  • A Novel
  • By: Katja Millay
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne, Candace Thaxton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,128
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,968
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,963

Former piano prodigy Nastya Kashnikov wants two things: to get through high school without anyone learning about her past and to make the boy who took everything from her - her identity, her spirit, her will to live - pay. Josh Bennett’s story is no secret: Every person he loves has been taken from his life until, at 17 years old, there is no one left. Now all he wants is be left alone and people allow it because when your name is synonymous with death, everyone tends to give you your space.

Everyone except Nastya, the mysterious new girl at school who starts showing up and won’t go away until she’s insinuated herself into every aspect of his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • There is NOTHING wrong with this book

  • By Sugarpucker on 02-06-14

Loved the Story and Candace Thaxton.

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

Reviewed: 11-01-15

I am among the very few who have never read The Sea of Tranquility by Katjia Millay. There are many reviews posted about this book and the majority of my friends have read and loved it. When the audio became available for me to listen to I thought it would be a great opportunity to see what the "fuss" was about. And I am so incredibly glad that I did. And I am thankful that I listened to it on audio. Because the female narrator - Candace Thaxton, was incredible! She brought so much to the story. I was enthralled in her retelling of the events of Nastya Kashnikov's life. The piano prodigy who had her whole life ahead of her. She had dreams of being a famous pianist, and travel the world performing. And she had the talent to get her there. Until one tragic event destroyed her dreams and ability to perform. Candace brought forth the anger, hurt and despair of Nastya so exquisitely, that I cried as I listened to her words.

Josh Bennett... wow, what a character! Flawlessly written, he is a caretaker in every way. Yet he is strong and thoughtful and witty. He too, is broken by the circumstances life has thrust upon him at such a young age. But this young man has the fortitude to push forward and continue despite or in spite of those circumstances. He is truly a magical character. I did not, however like the narrator's rendition of Josh (or other male characters) on this audio. He spoke too slowly, and with a monotone voice - I had to increase the speed so that I didn't get bored, and so that his speed would match that of Candace Thaxton. Secondly, he has an accent which didn't lend itself to Josh or other characters and he seemed too old for them as well. Unfortunately had I not been so invested in the story I would not have connected with Josh. The one time I did find his narration to be good was when he was portraying anger and yelling. This was done well.

Because I loved this story - I will definitely be purchasing the book and reading it - and because of the female narrator - Candace Thaxton, this audio is a 5 Star for me!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful