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  • Jane Doe

  • A Novel
  • By: Victoria Helen Stone
  • Narrated by: Nicol Zanzarella
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,011
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,754
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,745

Jane’s days at a Midwest insurance company are perfectly ordinary. She blends in well, unremarkably pretty and extra efficient. She’s just the kind of woman middle manager Steven Hepsworth likes - meek, insecure, and willing to defer to a man. No one has any idea who Jane really is. Least of all Steven. But plain Jane is hiding something. Nothing can distract Jane from going straight for his heart: allowing herself to be seduced into Steven’s bed, to insinuate herself into his career and his family, and to expose all his dirty secrets. So she can take it all away. Just as he did to her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Vengeance & Retribution!!!!

  • By shelley on 08-07-18

Even though not truly suspenseful, VERY satisfying

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

Reviewed: 03-22-19

I really loved this book. I loved the way everything was described and what was going on in her head. I thought it was ingenious that she was a sociopath but not your Mr. Ridley type. I enjoyed learning about her and how she dissasociated and how she went through the world. It was just a very good listen

  • The Darkest Minds

  • Darkest Minds, Book 1
  • By: Alexandra Bracken
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,064
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,714
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,705

When Ruby woke up on her 10th birthday, something about her had changed. Something frightening enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that got her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government “rehabilitation camp.” She might have survived the mysterious disease that had killed most of America’s children, but she and the others emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they could not control.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Overall, I really enjoyed this thrilling book

  • By Sash & Em: A Tale of Two Bookies on 08-06-13

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 07-31-18

Wonderful book, performance , story.
I love this book and it’s characters and I have to move on to the next. Now. I just burst out crying in front of my kids while I was walking through the house with me headphones on - not going to tell you when though.

  • Distant Light, A Reverse Harem Romance

  • Tales from the Edge Series, Book 1
  • By: Chloe Adler
  • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese, Carly Robins
  • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

Iphigenia Holt is a good little witch who grew up under the thumb of a wicked mother and two powerful sisters. Pegged as a caretaker, Iphi hides a secret that would change the way everyone around her views her: she's an empath. And yet she doesn't let that stand in her way. A soaring circus performer with a fierce love for animals and the downtrodden, Iphi tumbles her way through life, hiding the hurt just being around others can inflict, until she meets an enigmatic vampire and his three hot shapeshifting cousins.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Male voice destroys what “may” have promise

  • By Lisa D on 05-22-18

Male voice destroys what “may” have promise

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

Reviewed: 05-22-18

Not gonna lie- it’s a good thing this is a short book because it was pretty brutal to listen too 1/2 of the time. Carly Robins does an excellent female lead, though unfortunately she makes all the male voices sound like nasally wussies.
The male narrator, Alexander, unfortunately does nothing positive for this book. ALL of his male voices sound like meaty/beefy/ took one too many steroids or punches to the head douches. (“Yo, Adrian!”) And his female voice sounds like a simpering little girl.
Listening to anything romantic was not a turn on.it was rushed an pretty plain language/straightforward. Kinda sounded like a guy off the street supplied the verbiage.
Overall I listened to it all and tried to make myself get past the male voices, but the story wasn’t that compelling to make me want to run out and get the next one.

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  • Rhapsodic

  • The Bargainer, Book 1
  • By: Laura Thalassa
  • Narrated by: Susannah Jones
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,380
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,279
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,277

Callypso Lillis is a siren with a very big problem, one that stretches up her arm and far into her past. For the last seven years she's been collecting a bracelet of black beads up her wrist, magical IOUs for favors she's received. Only death or repayment will fulfill the obligations. Only then will the beads disappear. Everyone knows that if you need a favor, you go to the Bargainer to make it happen. He's a man who can get you anything you want...at a price. And everyone knows that sooner or later he always collects. But for one client, he's never asked for repayment. Not until now.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm so glad I read this

  • By Killian on 04-11-17

Awesome start to series

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

Reviewed: 12-03-17

Story, narration, character development, heroine and love interest were all great. And just the right amount of good romance, humor and snark. Definitely happy to have found this series, and now looking forward to next book.

  • Persuasion

  • Curse of the Gods, Volume 2
  • By: Jane Washington, Jaymin Eve
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Moyen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,953
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,813
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,813

Willa Knight: Dweller? Bad-ass? Notorious pet to five magical beings? In Blesswood, there are rules, and someone is trying to teach her how to follow them. The only problem is Willa. Which shouldn’t be anything new, since she has been a problem since birth — something her pseudo-sister Emmy would agree on. So it definitely shouldn’t be new, but it is. Because things are starting to happen that have never happened before. Things are starting to get chaotic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hooked on these books

  • By Alisha McCoy on 11-22-17

Just as good as the first book!

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

Reviewed: 12-01-17

These two authors do a great job together. Love everything about this series, and the heroine and her men crack me up.

  • Trickery

  • Curse of the Gods, Book 1
  • By: Jaymin Eve, Jane Washington
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Moyen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,154
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,925
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,919

In Minatsol, being a dweller means that you are literally no better than dirt. In fact, dirt might actually be more useful than Willa. Her life will be one of servitude to the sols, the magic-blessed beings who could one day be chosen to become gods. At least her outer village is far removed from the cities of the sols, and she won't ever be forced to present herself to them... Until one small mistake changes everything, and Willa is awarded a position to serve at Blesswood, the top sol academy in the world - a position that she definitely did not earn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WHAT WAS THAT!!!!

  • By Sarah on 06-27-17

LOVE.THIS.SERIES.

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

Reviewed: 12-01-17

Awesome series, great writing, terrific narration! The best of the RH genre out there. Fun, fast, new and different.

  • Shatter Me

  • By: Tahereh Mafi
  • Narrated by: Kate Simses
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,065
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,883
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,888

"You can't touch me," I whisper. I'm lying, is what I don't tell him. He can touch me, is what I'll never tell him. But things happen when people touch me. Strange things. Bad things. No one knows why Juliette's touch is fatal, but The Reestablishment has plans for her. Plans to use her as a weapon. But Juliette has plans of her own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't let the sample fool you - So Good!

  • By Amanda on 06-08-12

Great book!! Can't wait to listen to/read next one!!

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

Reviewed: 08-23-16

Story line was interesting and just kept getting better throughout book. I kept being surprised, intrigued and hopeful. This first book of the series has me hooked, and none of it feels forced or over thought out. Very guide and organic writing with wonderful character development so far.

The narrator is a perfect fit for this book. I started reading first and then got the audio to finish on a road trip, and I was very presently surprised with the narrators voice. She makes you realize how young this heroine actually is, and you can hear the pain/fear/uncertainty in her voice. She has done a wonderful job with the other male voices as well.

  • Just One Day

  • By: Gayle Forman
  • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 293
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 261

A breathtaking journey toward self-discovery and true love, from the author of If I Stay. When sheltered American good girl Allyson "LuLu" Healey first meets laid-back Dutch actor Willem De Ruiter at an underground performance of Twelfth Night in England, there’s an undeniable spark. After just one day together, that spark bursts into a flame, or so it seems to Allyson, until the following morning, when she wakes up after a whirlwind day in Paris to discover that Willem has left. Over the next year, Allyson embarks on a journey to come to terms with the narrow confines of her life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gorgeous and Intense

  • By The Reading Date on 02-06-14

Luuuuved this book!

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

Reviewed: 09-10-15

Loved this story. Loved this book. Loved the characters and their stories. Loved how this story was told. I cannot wait to read the next one!

  • The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,027
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,545
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,515

Iris Scanlon, Half-Moon Hollow's only daytime vampire concierge, knows more about the undead than she'd like. Running all their daylight errands - from letting in the plumber to picking up some chilled O neg - gives her a look at the not-so-glamorous side of vampire life. Her rules are strict; relationships with vamps are strictly business, not friendship - and certainly not anything else. But then she finds her newest client, Cal, poisoned on his kitchen floor, and only Iris can help.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Once again this should have disclaimers

  • By yasmine32068 on 08-01-12

I LOVED it!

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

Reviewed: 05-01-15

What A great listen! The story was perfect and so well written. It kept me interested the whole way through. No lag or slow spots. Amanda Ranconi did a perfect job with the whole book and all the voices. I most definitely recommend this book and I am so excited to continue with the series.

  • First Grave on the Right

  • Charley Davidson, Book 1
  • By: Darynda Jones
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,730
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,623
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,604

A smashing, award-winning debut novel that introduces Charley Davidson: part-time private investigator and full-time Grim Reaper. Charley sees dead people. That’s right, she sees dead people. And it’s her job to convince them to “go into the light”. But when these very dead people have died under less than ideal circumstances (i.e. murder), sometimes they want Charley to bring the bad guys to justice. Complicating matters are the intensely hot dreams she’s been having about an Entity who has been following her all her life...and it turns out he might not be dead after all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great choice for Stephanie, Lorelai or Buffy fans!

  • By Austin gal on 03-07-12

Entertaining, looking forward to next in series

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

Reviewed: 04-23-15

For me it was slow to get started. Funny, but sometimes corny. Didn't know someone could be so persuaded to do things bc of coffee. It felt like she was trying a little too hard to throw in a joke and too many one-liners. I found myself putting it down quite a bit and not in a hurry to come back to it, unlike some books that I find myself driving slower to get places just so I can keep listening. Even though it Took me awhile to get into it and to follow it at times, as it started nearing the end that is when the meat of the story came in and I was beginning to be drawn to these characters. I am definitely interested in continuing this series now. Hopefully the one-liners will peter off a bit and we will get to join her as she discovers her true abilities. It's got great potential, and considering there are numerous books in this series, I can only believe that they just get better.