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  • The Party

  • By: Lisa Hall
  • Narrated by: Georgia Macguire
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 141
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 132

It was just a party. But it turned into a nightmare. When Rachel wakes up in a strange room the morning after a neighbour’s party, she has no memory of what happened the night before. Why did her husband leave her alone at the party? Did they row? Why are Rachel’s arms so bruised? And why are her neighbours and friends so vague about what really happened?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Want a fun drinking game?

  • By HailtoTheVictors on 04-13-19

Good Mystery and Good Narration

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

Story moved at a fast pace from the first few moments of the story until the very end. I have to admit, that I did not guess who the "bad" guy was until nearly the end. Which for me is a plus. There were also some very good subplots going on at the same time. I had no problem distinguishing between each of the story lines and their characters. Overall, I give this a solid four out of five stars all the way around.

  • Real Dirty

  • The Real Dirty Duet, Book 1
  • By: Meghan March
  • Narrated by: Elena Wolfe, Sebastian York
  • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 930
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 880
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 875

Country music's bad boy, Boone Thrasher, takes center stage in USA Today best-selling author Meghan March's brand new stand-alone Real Dirty Duet!

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story and Even Better Narration - But . . .

  • By Danielle on 05-22-17

Great Story and Even Better Narration - But . . .

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

Reviewed: 05-22-17

I really enjoyed this story and the dual narration with Mr. York and Ms. Wolfe are excellent. I really want to comment on this practice of stretching out one book into two. Audio books are my guilty pleasure but I'm now having to decide which books to buy depending on their affordability. Now I have to fork over another credit for a story that is less than six hours long. Or I have to pay nearly $18 for a book no longer than a novella. At least somebody's making money, because I'm surely not.

53 of 53 people found this review helpful

  • Chaser

  • Bad Habits, Volume 2
  • By: Staci Hart
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Leigh
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107

Maggie never expected to find her fiancé banging her maid of honor an hour before she was set to walk down the aisle, but life's funny that way. The only option to save her sanity is to get the hell out of Jackson and move to New York where her brother lives. The only downside: Cooper is there too. And she just doesn't know if she can stay away from him - the filthy rich, dead sexy playboy who's allergic to commitment. The second Maggie sees him again, she realizes he'll be impossible to resist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kirsten Leigh as narrator is brilliant!!!

  • By Laura McMillin on 02-18-16

Decent all the way around

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

Reviewed: 02-15-16

Good chemistry between the characters, good narration, and best of all, no cliffhanger. This is a stand-alone novel. No need to listen to Book 1 in the series.

Story kept my interest all the way through. Just the right amount of angst, romance, sex and drama. Ending is a little anti-climatic, but overall a decent story.

  • Wild Man

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Kate Russell
  • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,780
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,659
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,659

While filling the display case in her bakery, the bell over the door sounds and Tessa O'Hara looks up to see the man of her dreams. Within thirty seconds he asks her out for a beer. But after four months of dating, she discovers he's an undercover DEA agent-and he's investigating her possible role in her ex-husband's drug business. For Tess, this means their relationship is over.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Dream Man Series is Irresistible

  • By Katherine on 11-26-13

I Want a Man Like Brock - I mean "Slim"

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

Reviewed: 12-07-13

I only write reviews when I find something special, and "Wild Man" is special. I loved the story and the narration, but most of all, I loved the characters. There's great smex, but it's not every other page - but what is there is hot!

The relationship between Tess and Brock is a treasure. I'm listening to the story for about the third time while I'm writing this review.

If you love alpha males, endearing secondary characters, ex-wives you love to hate, hot smex and great chemistry between your hero and heroine, then this book is for you.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Down London Road

  • By: Samantha Young
  • Narrated by: Elle Newlands
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,384
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,285
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,286

Johanna Walker is used to taking charge. But she’s about to meet someone who will make her lose control....

It has always been up to Johanna to care for her family, particularly her younger brother, Cole. With an absent father and a useless mother, she’s been making decisions based on what’s best for Cole for as long as she can remember. She even determines what men to date by how much they can provide for her brother and her, not on whatever sparks may - or may not - fly. But with Cameron MacCabe, the attraction is undeniable....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Magnificent!

  • By SIMARA on 06-14-13

I Can't Believe It!

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

Reviewed: 05-10-13

I thought there was no way this author could top On Dublin Street. I thought Jo would be a superficial character, maybe a bit two-dimensional. Boy, was I wrong. Not only did I listen to this audio book straight through, but I listened to it again when I was done.

I loved this book as much as the first. I honestly can't say which one I loved more. The story was great, the characters were wonderful and the narration was perfect Thank you Samantha Young for another great story. This is one I will treasure like an old friend.

0 of 1 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

One of the Best Romances Ever

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

Reviewed: 04-18-13

Where does The Edge of Never rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's in my top 5 all-time favorites. I listened to twice in a row.

What did you like best about this story?

The chemistry, between the two characters is electric. The dialogue is fantastic. You can visualize these two incredible people falling in love.

What about Lauren Fortgang’s performance did you like?

Great voice characterization. She performs Andrew's voice flawlessly.

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

Camryn took a road trip to find herself but what she found was her soul mate.

Any additional comments?

This book grabbed me from the first few words. I was sad when it ended, and that's why I listened to it all over again.

8 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • When the Duchess Said Yes

  • By: Isabella Bradford
  • Narrated by: Romy Nordlinger
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14

Notorious for her free-spirited antics, Lady Elizabeth Wylder revels in attention - but not the sort that leaves her humiliated when her future husband, the Duke of Hawkesworth, fails to appear for their much-anticipated first introduction. So when a chance encounter leads to a sizzling kiss with a dangerously handsome stranger, she nearly succumbs. The shock of finally meeting her betrothed only to come face to face with her rakish would-be seducer inspires fury - and fans the flames of a fire that both Lizzie and the Duke acknowledge is most agreeable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful and beautifully narrated

  • By Linda on 05-04-14

Was okay, but not enough groveling

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

Reviewed: 03-23-13

Would you try another book from Isabella Bradford and/or Romy Nordlinger?

Yes, but there better be more groveling.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

More groveling!

Would you listen to another book narrated by Romy Nordlinger?

Only if he can grovel better.

Do you think When the Duchess Said Yes needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Only if the hero wants to try and grovel better.

Any additional comments?

When men behave badly and they want to be forgiven, then they need to grovel. Oh and did I mention that they need to grovel better?

4 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet

  • Charley Davidson, Book 4
  • By: Darynda Jones
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,044
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,721
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,718

Sometimes being the grim reaper really is that. Grim. And since Charley’s last case went so awry, she has taken a couple months off to wallow in the wonders of self-pity. But when a woman shows up on her doorstep convinced someone is trying to kill her, Charley has to force herself to rise above. Or at least get dressed. She quickly realizes something is amiss when everyone the woman knows swears she’s insane.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AS SOON AS I HIT 'PLAY' I WAS TOTALLY ENTHRALLED!!

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 11-17-12

Just Keeps Getting Better and Better!

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

Reviewed: 11-22-12

Would you consider the audio edition of Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet to be better than the print version?

N/A - I haven't read the print version. That's why I have Audible. Now I can listen to my favorite authors while cleaning the house, driving down the road, grocery shopping . . .

Who was your favorite character and why?

Charley! She's one of my all-time favorite characters. You just never know what she's going to do next.

Which character – as performed by Lorelei King – was your favorite?

Reyes Farrow - his voice is so sexy. Lorelei King is a truly talented performer. It's a real treat to listen to a female narrator who can pull off a believable male voice without sounding like she has a cold.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I did listen to it in one sitting. I started when I got up in the morning and was still listening at dinnertime.

Any additional comments?

Darynda Jones is a truly talented writer. I know this series gets compared to Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series (which I also read), but the Charley Davidson series is better written and much more original.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Surrender to Me

  • Wicked Lovers, Book 4
  • By: Shayla Black
  • Narrated by: Lexi Maynard
  • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 710
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 655
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 655

A Navy SEAL accepts a hot proposition: share a buddy's girlfriend and fulfill her dream of a ménage. But after meeting Kata he needs more than one night. And he wants her all to himself-a guilty secret that becomes a dangerous fantasy.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I admit, I haven't finished this book.

  • By kytten on 01-31-13

Insufferable Angst!

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

Reviewed: 11-22-12

What would have made Surrender to Me better?

A listener/reader can only take so much angst. Kata's constant "If I give in to him, then I'll lose myself, blah, blah blah . . ." gets tiresome after the first 100 times she says it or thinks it. After the 200th time she says it, you just have to start hitting the fast forward button. If the author pulled back from this even just a little, it might have saved this book.

What was most disappointing about Shayla Black’s story?

Kata's constant whining.

Which character – as performed by Lexi Maynard – was your favorite?

The only two characters I actually enjoyed listening to were Logan and his father.

Any additional comments?

Just tone down the back-and-forth "I want him, I don't want him." Listeners/Readers in general are not stupid. Authors don't need to kill a dead horse, resurrect it, and keep on killing it just to get a point across. After a while it just kills the story - not the horse.

9 of 11 people found this review helpful