LISTENER

Donna (BookDragonGirl)

US
  • 14
  • reviews
  • 2
  • helpful votes
  • 37
  • ratings
  • Drunk Dial

  • By: Penelope Ward
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,621
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,500
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,502

It seemed like a good idea at the time. Look up Landon Roderick, that boy from childhood whom I'd never been able to forget - even though he so easily forgot about me - and call him. Then again, anything sounds like a good idea when you've had a little too much wine before bed, right? It was supposed to be just a quick, meaningless prank call. Instead I went off on him - unloading 13 years of pent-up emotions. I didn't think he'd call me back.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mind blowing twists and raw emotion!

  • By Naughty Book Blog on 08-23-17

A Raw, Beautiful Love Story.

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

Reviewed: 01-22-19

“In many ways, our story was a lot like the Rubik’s Cube – colourful and complicated. It took years to work it out, but then suddenly like magic, on a random Sunday, everything all came together.”

This story was so raw in many ways. With Rana’s abandonment & self-esteem issues, she goes through a lot of emotions and Landon does so much to get her through them. Andi Arndt did an AMAZING job on this narration!!! In fact, I've noticed a lot of people saying that they find the audio better than the book. So BRAVO Andi Arndt!!!

  • Once upon a Real Good Time

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 487
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 455
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 455

That smoking hot one-night stand with a former rock star? Turns out, he's my son's new teacher. Oops. But I didn't know that the night I met Campbell. All I knew was he played my body the same way he played a guitar - like he owned it. My libido is still high-fiving me after being self-served for too many years, and we're both ready for another night or two of fun, especially since we don't just have chemistry in bed - we connect over everything. That is, until I learn he's the man who'll be coming to my house twice a week to teach my son the best music lessons money can buy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A GENUINE & DELICIOUS SLOW-SIMMER TO PERFECTION

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 09-14-18

Full of Heart, Romance.& Sexy Times

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

Reviewed: 01-22-19

This Audible was sooo good. First of all my favorite narrators, Sebastion York & Andi Arndt, they can make any story come to life! This one starts out with lots of hot, sexy times. But then turns into much more. There’s so much heart to this story and plenty of romance. With the kids getting involved in setting them up, it was just so cute. I loved it!! Highly recommended!!

  • British Bedmate

  • By: Penelope Ward, Vi Keeland
  • Narrated by: Zachary Webber, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,798
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,677
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,678

I'm writing this letter because it's highly doubtful I'll ever garner the courage to say this to your face. So, here goes. We're totally wrong for each other. You're the proper single mum with a good head on your shoulders. I'm just the carefree British doctor passing through town and temporarily living in your converted garage until I head back to England. But here's the thing... for some bloody reason, I can't stop thinking about you in very inappropriate ways.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A HEARTWARMING AND DELICIOUS ROM/COM

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 10-24-17

Another Beautiful Romance by Pen & Vi!!!

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

Reviewed: 01-22-19

Loved this story!! And Zachary Webber’s accent made me swoon!!!!
Pen & Vi write the best romance, and they get the best narrators. I’m addicted to listening to their books!!!

  • Saving Brad

  • By: Siobhan Davis
  • Narrated by: Todd Roddington, Sinead Collins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

I'm in love with my best friend's girl. She knows it. He knows it. Everyone knows it. Faye will never be mine, but try telling that to my stupid heart. An endless rotation of girls streams in and out of my bedroom in a desperate attempt to forget her, but nothing eases the horrid ache in my chest. Rejection isn't anything new for me, but it hasn't gotten any easier.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Full of Romance, Heat & Suspense!!!

  • By Donna (BookDragonGirl) on 01-16-19

Full of Romance, Heat & Suspense!!!

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

Reviewed: 01-16-19

WOW!!! When this started i was disgusted with Brad. But Rachel really turns him around! I love Rachel!! She is a very strong person and throughout the book I came to like her even more!!! Rachel is good for him. They were good for each other.

Oh....I have to insert this here....I think Faye would be the coolest chic to have as a friend!! She’s an AWESOME, LOYAL, CARING friend and the girl is SOOO FUNNY!!!

Anyway, it was nice to see the old Brad....the one from book 1 of the Kennedy Boys series (Finding Kyler)....when he was such a sweetheart. If you haven’t read that book....holy crap! You. Are. Missing. Out.

So much happens in this book! It’s filled with not only lots of passion and romance, but tons of suspense!! Both these main characters go through a lot in this story, and it’s pretty major. Tons of twists & turns!!

Highly recommended!!!

  • If I Only Knew

  • By: Corinne Michaels
  • Narrated by: Sophie Eastlake, Shane East
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,854
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,719
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,715

My life was perfect - until a shocking tragedy pulled the rug out from underneath me. My children were left without a father. I was without a husband and a provider. Instead of wallowing in my grief, I buried myself in my work at Dovetail Enterprises. Landing the promotion as the CEO’s right hand was exactly what I needed. Getting saddled with Milo Huxley as an assistant is exactly the opposite. I can’t stand him. He’s arrogant, irresponsible, and out for my job. As if that’s not bad enough, he has to be devastatingly sexy, and have a posh English accent that makes me squirm on top of it all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it. absolutely adorable.

  • By jojo beanz on 10-31-18

A very heartwarming romance!!

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

Reviewed: 12-08-18

This was such a cute romance. Danielle, a single mom, widow and workaholic. In comes Milo, totally a playboy who is gorgeous and has an English accent. Danielle stays away from relationships, because she’s afraid of being hurt again. Milo never found anyone he was interested in having a relationship with....until Danielle. Oh, how I loved Milo!!! What a sweet guy. He was so kind to Danielle. He was so good with her children. He was like the perfect guy! But, he hadn’t been! It was only Danielle who brought that out of him, that changed him for the better. She made him a better man just by her caring about him and showing him he was someone special. He needed someone like that. No one ever did that for him. OK....Now I’m going to shut up before I tell you the whole story!! Haha!

I’d definitely recommend this to all those romance lovers out there. If you like swoon-worthy romance, you’ll LOVE this book!!!

  • The Afton Morrison Series

  • Afton Morrison, Books 1-4
  • By: Brent Jones
  • Narrated by: Kristin James, Wyatt Baker, Brent Jones
  • Length: 20 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33

Afton Morrison, 26, is a small-town children’s librarian by day, on a murderous mission to make the world a better place by night. From the hunt for a violent sexual predator to the last stand against her tormentor, The Afton Morrison Series delves into a world of moral ambiguity and is told in four thrilling parts. Packed with suspense, grit, and action, this collection delivers an unlikely heroine in the form of a disturbed vigilante murderess....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Randy Murphy on 11-19-18

Overall a terrific and thrilling ride!!

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

Reviewed: 12-04-18

Having read the entire Afton Morrison Collection, I was extremely excited to get my hands on the Audible version of it...

Well I can tell you I AM NOT DISAPPOINTED!! First I have to mention Kirstin James, she is INCREDIBLE!! I’m a singer, and I know about working your voice in and out of different keys. But WOW! What she does with her voice is mind boggling to me, it just blows me away!! She TOTALLY brought the characters that Brent wrote to life!! Afton, her character is important and she did her so perfectly! And OMG, Animus too!! I would plug my earbuds in at night sometimes and get so wrapped up in the story, that I ended up more than half the night. Bravo to her performance on every character!!

The entire Afton story. I love this story!! I love Afton and her messed up self. Her dark, twisted, murderous side and her loyal, caring, good hearted side. I’m an Afton FAN!! (Brent, we need T-Shirts or Mugs or something.) I love the whole Animus concept. And I love all the twist and turn and constant surprises. I wishes I could say more, because there’s a lot more I love. (OH, I love Twinkie!) But I don’t want to give too much away for new readers. But I will say that this is an AWESOME book, both to read and to listen to! Or do both, like me!!! I am really really hoping, FINGERS CROSSED, that there will be more Afton!! Maybe a spinoff, or something!!!

Highly Highly recommend this book if Psychological Thrillers are your thing!! I’m giving it as many stars as allowed, but it deserves stars upon stars upon stars!! You’re the best Brent, don’t stop writing!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

  • By: Holly Black
  • Narrated by: Christine Lakin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 613
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 579
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 577

One morning, after a perfectly ordinary party, Tana wakes up surrounded by corpses. The only other survivors of this massacre are her exasperatingly endearing ex-boyfriend, infected and on the edge, and a mysterious boy burdened with a terrible secret. Shaken and determined, Tana enters a race against the clock to save the three of them the only way she knows how: by going straight to the wicked, opulent heart of Coldtown itself. The Coldest Girl in Coldtown is a wholly original story of rage and revenge, of guilt and horror, and of love and loathing from best-selling and acclaimed author Holly Black.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 'Coldest Girl' is on Fire!

  • By RaisinNut on 09-13-13

Loved the book, loved the narrator!!!!

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

Reviewed: 11-17-18

Loved this! I’m not usually into reading vampire books, but because it is Holly Black I figured I would give it a chance. Holly Black never disappoints, she is such an amazing storyteller. Tana was an awesome female lead! She was annoying and was this crazy badass chick either. She was a pretty average girl with a good heart, who was brave and loyal. Gavriel was my favorite character. He was an awesome vampire. So many of the characters were so well written and there were backstory chapters (flashbacks) that helped give the story more depth.
As for the NARRATION!!! WOW!!! Christine Lakin is really great!!! She really pulled me into the story!!! My favorite was the voice she gave Gavriel!!! The accent and the way she had him talk. PERFECT!!! She’s a narrator I will be looking out for more now!!!

  • Bad Boy Brody

  • By: Tijan
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Brooke Bloomingdale
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141

One punch took him from Hollywood’s Golden Boy to Bad Boy Brody. The media didn’t care he was grieving his brother’s death. They descended on him, but to change his reputation, his manager got him a deal. Act in an indie film, one that already had Oscar buzz, and he’d get the movie roles he needed to secure his future. He took the deal. Yet he wasn’t prepared for the real-life people behind the script. He wasn’t prepared for the murder the movie was based on. And he really wasn’t prepared for her, the biggest secret of all. She was wild. She was beautiful. She defied gravity.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Freeing and captivating

  • By Melanie C on 06-04-18

Such a beautiful love story!!!

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

Reviewed: 08-23-18

This story was really quite beautiful. The way these two broken people came together and healed each other. Brody and Morgan.

Brody had experienced something that pretty much crushed his heart. Instead of getting help, he drank and slept around. He got so bad that his reputation in Hollywood was at stake. He went from Golden Boy to Bad Boy Brody. That is how he ended up at Morgan’s home. It’s was the movie about her mother and Peter Kellerman (her stepfather) that was going to help start changing his reputation. But he was still drinking and still fighting his demons.
Then one day he saw a ghost...

Well, he saw Morgan actually. But the way she showed up and then disappeared, she seemed like a ghost. But actually Morgan was broken too. Ever since the day her mother was murdered. Her heart was crushed, and her way of getting help was through her pack of Wild Horses. But she wasn’t really healing, not truly.

It was so beautiful, so touching, but heartbreaking and upsetting too. These two beautiful souls had been through so very much, and had lost so much. But in the end they came together, they were drawn to each other. It was like their broken hearts spoke to each other. It wasn’t easy. It wasn’t easy at all.

*Side note...I loved Morgan’s relationship with the horses. The way Tijan described the activity of the pack. It was all so perfect. I could easily visualize all of it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Loving Kalvin

  • By: Siobhan Davis
  • Narrated by: Laurence Bouvard, Craig Van Ness
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

I knew it would end in disaster, but I didn't listen to reason. I didn't care. Because I loved him so much. Kalvin Kennedy ruled my heart. Until he destroyed it. Shattered it so completely that I became someone else. Someone I loathed. Someone who repeatedly lied to her loved ones. So, I ran. From him. From myself. Desperate to hide my new reality. But I could run only so far. When he reappears in my life, I'm terrified. Unbelievably scared of facing the consequences of my actions.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting Characters and Great Writing

  • By Shayay19 on 06-11-18

Loved this romance!!

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

Reviewed: 07-27-18

"If you love someone, really love someone, you stand by them, even when they’ve screwed up. Especially then. You forgive them for their mistakes"
― Loving Kalvin by Siobhan Davis

This is such a beautiful romance. It’s about two soulmates finding their way back to each other. It’s about forgiveness, understanding and loyalty.

Kalvin and Lana have been soulmates since they were children and it grew stronger as they got older, until Kalvin's mother put a stop to them seeing each other. But that connection was still there, even when they tried to fight it. They hurt each other many times.

Now in Loving Kalvin they are in college. Lana had run off and went to University of Florida secretly. Kalvin went there thinking that's where she went, because they always talked about going together, and he wanted to find her and win back her love. He knew they belonged together and was willing to try whatever it took to get her back.

Lana feels she's undeserving of Kalvin's love. She's made some pretty unforgivable mistakes and hurt Kalvin very badly. Even though he says he forgives her, she just cannot forgive herself. It doesn't help that she still isn't being totally honest with him and is holding back important information from him. The guilt is eating her up and making her feel unworthy of his love.

The whole story is so heartwarming and the lesson of forgiveness is a big one.
It’s such a romantic story. I became so wrapped up in the characters. The narration was good. Especially for the main characters. Some of the side characters sounded a little strange. But overall I really enjoyed the audible version of this book.

  • The Secret Heir

  • By: Siobhan Davis
  • Narrated by: Lexi Richmond, Cooper North, Raviv Ullman, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

Is it her destiny to save them… or destroy them? Now that Tori finally understands who she is and what’s expected of her, she’s in full-on freak-out mode. How will she save the galaxy from General Arantu’s clutches when she can’t even control her powers? Add that to the lack of retaliation by enemy alien forces, and everyone is on edge, especially when they uncover evidence of a strange alien symbol with possible links to humans, and the mystery deepens.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sooo frustrating!!!

  • By Darlene on 08-09-18

Loved this, the book is incredible!!!

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

Reviewed: 07-07-18

I’m flying high right now from finishing up this Audible and figured it’s the perfect time to get my thoughts down. This story had/still has my skin turning inside out (sort of speak). The action, the angst, the emotion, the twists & turns...I was feeling all Tori/Alinthia’s emotions and they were all over the place, poor thing didn’t know what to think, who to trust (including herself at times), she doubted her abilities, she became mad, jealous, possessive, depressed, insecure, constantly confused...being inside her head made me anxious, made my skin begin to itch, and I started to feel the need to pace back and forth, I kept wishing I had the ability to be able to hear the boys thoughts. Is there a reason that Tori/Alinthia hasn’t mastered that yet?

But, in this book Tori/Alinthia was brought closer to each one of her protectors individually. It was so nice to see each one of their personalities, and how they opened up to her, and at times they didn’t. But, of course there are complications and they cause a lot of worry and angst for Tori/Alinthia and the guys, and therefore we as the reader feel it along with them. I want to say more about this whole subject, but I can’t really, not without saying too much.

But I will say that there are some pretty intense scene! A lot of excitement! And Siobhan gives us more world building when Tori/Alinthia, along with her boys, goes on a trip! It’s a very exciting book, that goes by very fast. The romance aspect is taken up a notch in a way, and Tori becomes closer to her protectors.

Once again, as I said in my review of The Lost Savior, the narration is outstanding!! They really draw you into the story and make it come alive! I have enjoyed the audible of the two books immensely, and I was disappointed when they ended. I look forward to book three coming out, and eventually being produced on Audible. I hope they can get the same narrators!!!