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  • The Controversial Princess

  • By: Jodi Ellen Malpas
  • Narrated by: Anda Bell Llewelyn
  • Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215

Her father is The King of England. She is The Controversial Princess. Regarded as down to earth by the press and rebellious by The King, Princess Adeline refuses to bow to the royal expectations her title carries. She knows better than anyone that the united front of the royal family is nothing but smoke and mirrors - lies and secrets masked by power and privilege. She wants no part of it, and she will never surrender to The King's demand to marry a man she does not love. But despite Adeline's determination to retain her free will, she remains deeply unfulfilled, feeling caged.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • NOT A HEA!

  • By Mercedes on 05-28-18

This was just an okay book for me

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

Reviewed: 05-28-18

I chose this book because of the author.
I'm always on the lookout for new books written by her . However, the beginning of this book was a serious turn off mostly because I'm not into the bow before me or the kneeling and whipping and all of that especially as the prelude to a relationship.
The rest of the story worked out. The drama at the end, the unexpected news of paternity in the royal family, etc. these help to build the story even though the most interesting parts were at the end.
I continued reading because I've always liked her previous books especially the 'This Man' series .
This book will not be on my read/listen again list But I look forward to the next book in the series.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Racer

  • By: Katy Evans
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Grace Grant
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 372
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 352
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 352

I don't think his parents expected him to live up to his name - Racer Tate - but once he felt the adrenaline rush behind the wheel, he was addicted. He's the fastest, fiercest driver around. Scouting new talent brings me to his doorstep...but his smile sends me to my knees. The sexy, mysterious Racer Tate is not the kind of man a girl like me falls for. He's secretive, reckless, elusive. But his proximity pushes me beyond reason, and his kiss....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic!!!!

  • By mandy on 09-28-17

Fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 11-25-17

I loved it, immensely. I had misgivings about spending my money on it after reading some bad reviews which were disappointing. Boy, was I wrong. So were those reviews in my mind. At first, my thoughts were that they are so young. However as the story emerges and I saw the level of maturity that did not matter. The story in some parts reminded me of the his parents story which I loved. But this was so captivating and fun to listen to. It was also touching when he was battling his bout with Bi-polar in the hospital. But the fact that his girl stepped up to help him through it even though he did not want her to see him like that was encouraging. Lana's love, loyalty and devotion to her family was also admirable. She gave her all to help her ailing father's dream come through. She withstood her brothers teasing and just about help in all areas without any thought for herself. The appearance of Remy, and the brief glimpses of their friends, umm, what can I say, I loved those characters. Katy Evans do not fail in giving us likeable and memorable characters. Let's not forget to comment on the narrators. Grace Grant is a regular with Katy Evans books and I have gotten used to her style of narration. She still does a wonderful job. Sebastian York is also a regular, even though I have gotten tired of his voice in so many books, he still does a great job. He is powerful at portraying his characters. Racer was fantastic, the rides, the characters, and the story itself. At the end, I felt like I was in stands cheering him on at the finals in Abu Dhabi. I felt like I could imagine myself screaming with the fans and cheering on Racer. I could not stop smiling, and that's how I like my happy endings. :) Money well spent.

  • The Forbidden

  • By: Jodi Ellen Malpas
  • Narrated by: Julie Garthan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 319
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 300

Annie has never experienced the 'spark' with a guy - the kind of instant chemistry that steals your breath and blindsides you completely. Until a night out with friends brings her face to face with the wickedly sexy and mysterious Jack. It's not just a spark that ignites between them. It's an explosion. Jack promises to consume Annie, and he fully delivers on that promise.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • More like The Everyday.

  • By Gina Jones on 10-10-17

Memorable

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

Reviewed: 08-10-17

Malpas knows how to write a memorable story whether you liked it or not.

I started with her "This Man" series and always looked for her books since. In her stories, there are times when you want to scream in frustration at the main characters. Moments of laughter, sympathy, heck, possible tears, but at the end of all the various emotions, I can say it was worth it.

I would recommend this book and I can say my money was well spent. I have not felt that way about any book in a few months now.

This book is about being caught between a rock and a hard place emotionally and socially, in this case, being in love with a married man when you shouldn't be involved to begin with but the connection is already tightly woven. You want to walk away but .....
Find out for yourself.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • White Hot

  • A Hidden Legacy Novel
  • By: Ilona Andrews
  • Narrated by: Renee Raudman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,040
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,913
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,912

Nevada Baylor has a unique and secret skill - she knows when people are lying - and she's used that magic (along with plain hard work) to keep her colorful and close-knit family's detective agency afloat. But her new case pits her against the shadowy forces that almost destroyed the city of Houston once before, bringing Nevada back into contact with Connor "Mad" Rogan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Super entertaining, unsure on narrator!

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-04-17

Worth the wait

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

Reviewed: 05-31-17

Well when I first started listening to this, I said to myself, after waiting two years or thereabouts for this it had better be good.

I'm happy to say that it was well worth my money and I cannot wait for the next in the series.

The family dynamics , the loyalty, and honor, some humor and of course lots of action are all things which we look forward to.

I would listen to this again.

  • Wake a Sleeping Tiger

  • A Novel of the Breeds
  • By: Lora Leigh
  • Narrated by: Brianna Bronte
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 263
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 262

Once, he was Judd - Bengal Breed and brother to the notorious fugitive Gideon. After Gideon disappeared, Judd was experimented on until his tortured body knew nothing but agony. Now he is Cullen Maverick, serving as the commander of the Covert Law Enforcement Agency in the small community of Window Rock, Arizona.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Chelsea and Connor.

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-23-17

Best in a while from Lora

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

Reviewed: 03-23-17

Oh Lora,
This is the best book you've written in a long time. Just when I was getting bored with the series, then I got a whole lot of suspense and anticipation, and more to look for, the whole works. I look forward to what's next .
I loved the partnership with the bengal brothers. I loved the independence and fighting nature of the females, no pushovers.
Brianna Bronte narrates very well as usual. She always manage to capture and hold my interest.
Worth my money.

  • Cassandra's Challenge

  • The Imperial Series, Book 1
  • By: M.K. Eidem
  • Narrated by: Ian Gordon, Jennifer Gill, Jess Friedman, and others
  • Length: 22 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,139
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,040
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,035

Cassandra Chamberlain has always stood out. It's hard not to at 6'1" and 165 pounds, with jet black hair and sapphire blue eyes. And if that isn't enough, she is also brilliant, graduating from Harvard at 15, teaching at MIT at 19, and up for the prestigious Magellan Award at 25. She's never really fit in. Not with her peers, not with her contemporaries, only with her family. But everything changes when the Earth is attacked, and Cassandra and her niece, Victoria, are the only survivors. Suddenly the smartest woman on the planet has to relearn everything.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding Story And Performance!

  • By Cheri on 06-24-16

So worth it.

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

Reviewed: 11-15-16

It was worth every money / credit I paid.
The sound effects of the story, the voices of the narrators, the development of the story, right down to the conclusion, everything.
Even though there were several narrators it was not like some books where you have 2 narrators and for example, the male reading one chapter and then the female reading another chapter with the same characters and then the voices are just different which is so displeasing to me. This was just right.
I would definitely listen to this book again. The only problem I had was the long pauses.

  • Down Shift

  • Driven Series, Book 9
  • By: K. Bromberg
  • Narrated by: Joe Arden, Maxine Mitchell
  • Length: 15 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 549
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 515
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 514

Behind the wheel, racing champion Zander Donavan is at the top of his game. But after too much excess in his personal life, he's forced to step away. He needs to accomplish something all on his own - outside of his famous father's shadow. Getty Caster is running away from the abuse that clouds her past. She thinks she's found the perfect escape - until she discovers a stranger in the beachside cottage she was promised.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AN EXCELLENT BUILD TO A MOVING & TENDER LOVE STORY

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 10-11-16

Wonderful Story

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

Reviewed: 10-21-16

I love this book. This is saying a lot since lately I cannot seem to find any good books to read or listen. I was very sad for Getty's life and Zander"s first few years of life. But I cherish the good moments. When these two meet, wow. Oh the guy can talk, he can romance, he can make you feel with just his words. There are so many things to love about him. Moments to smile, moments to wish you can bash her dad and her ex-husband in their heads but I definitely will be listening to this again in the future.

The Narrators did a great job.

Yes, yes, I would definitely recommend this book. It's worth the money.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Royal Games

  • The Royals of Monterra, Book 3
  • By: Sariah Wilson
  • Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 200

Genesis Kelley didn't just get her heart broken. The aspiring veterinarian had it crushed in front of millions of viewers on the dating reality show Marry Me. Now, just as she's getting her life and dignity back together, her royal heartbreaker, Prince Rafael of Monterra, has landed in Frog Hollow, Iowa. And he's renting out her aunt's guest cottage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 stars

  • By M Chakar on 08-07-16

Frustrating

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

Reviewed: 10-10-16

I struggled to finish listening to this book and it's a good thing I wasn't reading it because I would have thrown it out a long time ago. Genesis is a very frustrating woman she has no forgiveness and does so many stupid things it's enough to pull my hair out . Let's just say there's nothing memorable about this book.

  • Wrong Place, Right Time

  • The Bourbon Street Boys, Book 2
  • By: Elle Casey
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Godley
  • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 732
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 648
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 648

Jenny's single-parent life revolves around her kids and her job, which means that hours of Animal Planet and strings of computer code are about all she has time for. Not that Jenny's looking for adventure or romance - she's the type of woman who believes in playing it safe. When Jenny is called upon to do some consulting for the Bourbon Street Boys - a New Orleans private security firm - she knows she should stay away.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A mix of good & bad

  • By Kit Marvel on 08-19-16

stupid

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

Reviewed: 08-31-16

I tried this 2 or 3 times but i just could not tolerate it. For a woman who is divorced and have 3 kids, she comes off as immature, have low self esteem, childish, indecisive and just annoys the hell out of me. The Narrator's voice definitely shows all of that too. I'm in no mood for crap. I'm really in a book slump.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Deception

  • By: Aleatha Romig
  • Narrated by: Samantha Prescott, Brian Pallino
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 622
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 578
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 577

Lennox "Nox" Demetri and Alexandria "Charli" Collins had every intention of following their agreement, but rules are made to be broken. In Cunning, they were reunited, with Nox setting down new rules for the game and Charli having no choice but to follow them. Now, once again, the game has changed. Nox and Charli's hot, sensual encounter has grown into something more, but it is threatened by secrets and regrets. Is it their love and intense sexual chemistry that's pushing them together or something darker?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 3rd book was a let down =(

  • By DD on 09-30-16

Drawn-out

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

Reviewed: 08-15-16

I've enjoyed the first two books in the series. This third book is just basically almost similar to the second one .
The story just seemed to be all drawn out to me. When will that jackass Alton get what he deserves and what is he really doing to to Charli's mom? Poisoning her? As usual, she let's her step-father get to her because of her mother. Surely there was another way to get the answers she needed about her mom. Now she is back in his evil clutches. (Sorry about the spoiler. )
All these questions. Still, I just don't see the need to stretch it out into a five - book series.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful