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Marina, CA, United States
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  • Copping a Lot of Sin

  • Stockton Wolves, Book 2
  • By: Lisa Oliver
  • Narrated by: John York
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Sin's life was totally turned upside down when he learned about the existence of shifters and Fated Mates just six months before. That was when he met and fell head over heels in lust, and then love, with a young wolf shifter named Ben. In the six months that followed he moved house, and now shares his life with the small Stockton pack and his bed with Ben. He thinks things are going well. That is until his Alpha tells him that Ben is having problems and apparently Sin is to blame. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent narrator but kind of meh story

  • By Autumn on 04-03-19

Excellent narrator but kind of meh story

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

Reviewed: 04-03-19

I listened to the first one and picked the sequel up with great anticipation. I'll be honest.... This one was kind of silly. The main character Sin, Gabriel, and Ben were.... So overdone, and so obviously written by a woman. Ben despite being a werewolf was overly helpless. He gets snuck up on not once but twice by a bad guy.... Despite his enhanced wolf senses and his relationship with Sin kind of cheeped me out with the way Sin ordered him around and wanted to 'punish him' Ben had no spine, and constantly needed to be 'protected' despite presumably having wolf shifting ability. All the guys kept calling him little, and pretty... Um... He's a full grown male shapeshifter ? Ben constantly was compromising for Sin, agreeing to things he wasn't into to keep Sin happy. Sin himself was a bit of a caricature.... And Gabriel? What was the point? He was sort of bland. And he pops up into the guys life right after they bond and he's like... Here I am... It didn't feel romantic, and I didn't get the vibe these characters loved each other. It didn't work for me. Plus they state Sin, keeps the dom thing in the bedroom, but he is constantly ordering Ben around, and Ben just takes it. I could've easily replaced Ben with a female heroine the way he is written.

Overall, Meh. Not my fav. This relationship was really unbalanced and not very realistic.

  • Witchin' USA

  • A Moonstone Bay Cozy Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Amanda M. Lee
  • Narrated by: Angel Clark
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 221
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 202
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 204

Hadley Hunter has lived a normal life, in a normal suburb, with a normal job and a normal father. All that changes when a grandmother she didn’t even know existed dies and leaves her a fabulous lighthouse on Moonstone Bay Island. From the naked woman swimming in the ocean outside her back door to the hot sheriff who seems to be hiding a secret, Hadley is intrigued from the start. That’s before magical things start happening - including to Hadley - and a body washes up on the beach.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator almost ruined it for me

  • By Dawn on 01-27-18

Juvenile

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

Reviewed: 03-25-19

I wish I'd listened to this before the year was up. Juvenile, child-like narrator. Silly narration and boring plot. Pass.

  • Flight of the Red Ace

  • Tales of the Red Ace, Book 1
  • By: Mark Barnard
  • Narrated by: Cedar Braasch
  • Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 2

At the conclusion of World War I, American oil interests in Africa are suddenly menaced by an unknown power. The Red Ace, a masked flying troubleshooter who operates out of Shanghai, is hired to investigate the sudden destruction of one of the oil company's outlying way stations.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Weirdly compelling

  • By Autumn on 03-11-19

Weirdly compelling

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

Reviewed: 03-11-19

A very vintage-style book similar with to Green Hornet, where the lead wears a mask and investigates crime. The narrator seems a bit... green, but eventually I got used to it. I wouldn't go out of my way to listen to another of these, but it wasn't bad.

  • Bird Box

  • A Novel
  • By: Josh Malerman
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,958
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,488
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,480

Something terrifying that must not be seen. One glimpse and a person is driven to deadly violence. No one knows what it is or where it came from.Five years after it began, a handful of scattered survivors remain, including Malorie and her two young children. Living in an abandoned house near the river, Malorie has long dreamed of fleeing to a place where her family might be safe. But the journey ahead will be terrifying: 20 miles downriver in a rowboat blindfolded with nothing to rely on but Malorie's wits and the children's trained ears. One wrong choice and they will die. And something is following them....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't look!

  • By Lesley on 05-22-14

poorly written female character

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

Reviewed: 03-04-19

The female character was poorly written. She had no past, no skills, she was just pseudo-survivor mommy, reacting to events throughout the story. Clearly a man wrote this character as she lacked any sort of realism. I also detested the headhopping between the past and the future. Too much was out of sync, and spoilers occurred in the present tense, when the writer discusses characters who were no longer around.

There were also gaping plot holes, such as survivor mommy knew that dogs reacted to the monsters so she should've not been taking Vincent out. Also where did all these survivors find black blankets. They are really hard to find.

Overall, eh- Interesting world building but weak execution.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • An Anonymous Girl

  • By: Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen
  • Narrated by: Barrie Kreinik, Julia Whelan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,642
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,058
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,040

Seeking women ages 18-32 to participate in a study on ethics and morality. Generous compensation. Anonymity guaranteed. When Jessica Farris signs up for a psychology study conducted by the mysterious Dr. Shields, she thinks all she’ll have to do is answer a few questions, collect her money, and leave. But as the questions grow more and more intense and invasive and the sessions become outings where Jess is told what to wear and how to act, she begins to feel as though Dr. Shields may know what she’s thinking...and what she’s hiding.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Frances Hampton on 01-09-19

Interesting idea

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

Reviewed: 03-04-19

I liked the premise, but felt it got a bit old. I kept expecting for there to be some neat revelation at the end that would offer a more plausible explanation for the events, but towards the end, I was tired of the therapist, her client, and her husband. It was listenable, but didn't provide a big payout.

  • The Others

  • By: Jeremy Robinson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,168
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,990
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,980

Dan Delgado is a private investigator. He’s unenthusiastic, and unmatched. As a former San Francisco detective, he misses more meaningful work, but he hasn’t had the heart for it since his wife’s death five years prior. That is, until a phone call from a distraught mother, an illegal immigrant who can’t go to the police, puts him on the hunt for a missing little girl. By the time he reaches the mother’s small home, she’s missing, too. Then a team of heavily armed mercenaries arrive. Delgado and crew are plunged into a dangerous world of corporate competition, UFO lore, and government cover-ups.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Action packed humor

  • By Bree Salyer on 07-31-18

Silly

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

Reviewed: 03-04-19

I was intrigued by the premise but the story jumped the shark early on with unending gun battles, implausibly incompetent bad guys, and by the time they got to the FLDS compound and yet another gun battle, I got tired of it. Too much. Maybe this would be better as a film but as a book is was silly. Also got tired of the hero wangsting about his dead wife. It all felt overdone. Like teen fanfic.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Guarding Morgan

  • Sanctuary, Book 1
  • By: RJ Scott
  • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
  • Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 213
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 204

Morgan Drake is the only witness to a murder in an alleyway. Nik Valentinov works for Sanctuary, a foundation offering witness protection to anyone whose safety is compromised. Morgan discovers a bodyguard's arms can offer more than protection. Morgan is the only person who can give evidence for prosecuting the cop responsible for the crime. When the FBI safe house where he's being held is compromised, he follows the instructions of the agent in charge and runs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Suspenseful and intriguing.

  • By Tams (TTC Books and more) on 11-14-15

Pretty bad

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

Reviewed: 11-18-18

I'm not sure why other people liked it so much. this novel felt like the main character was a woman in a man's body. In particular the mental dialog just seemed, off, the main two characters are constantly thinking things like 'not wanting to scream/run/act like a girl.' At just over 3 hours there really isn't much time for character development, and the story overall felt weak. I didn't feel their romance or love was legit, and I felt Morgan was weak and tiring.

  • Winter's Fire

  • By: Donya Lynne
  • Narrated by: James K. White
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18

Ex-Army sniper Sam Winter is home from the war. But it wasn't an act of heroism that got him medically discharged. After his team found out he was gay, they beat him so severely he was forced to retire. Now, at his family's horse farm in Kentucky, Sam faces not only an uncertain future, but his father's condemnation and prejudice, as well. The one thing he is certain about are his feelings for his best friend, Cooper Brown, who Sam has secretly been attracted to since high school.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Weak Hero

  • By Autumn on 11-06-18

Weak Hero

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

Reviewed: 11-06-18

Semi-closeted gay army sniper, returns from Afghanistan to sponge of his family for a while, while he tries to figure out what he wants to 'do with his life.' Although, physically capable of taking long runs, his primary obsession seems to be building a obstacle course at his old buddy's house. His father is highly homophobic, and during the first 3rd of the book, Sammy inexplicably tolerates abuse from neighbours, friends, and ranch hands for being gay, while seeking to conceal this info from his love interest and best friend. For someone trained in the army to handle conflict , he seems constantly to be victimized by those around him, almost to a ludicrous level- especially when he admits he has savings and he can live anywhere else it just seems odd to me that this financially independent grown man would stay at any place he was so unwelcome. I could understand if he didn't let stuff bother him or he was hurt and injured in such a way that he had to recuperate before taking a job elsewhere, but he is neither. He just seems intent on sponging off his parents, and building an obstacle course, none of which made a lot of sense... He seems almost like a teenager to me.

I bought this because I liked the "all the king's men' story, but this one I just couldn't get into Sammy.

  • SPECTR: The Complete First Series

  • By: Jordan L. Hawk
  • Narrated by: Brad Langer
  • Length: 24 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 289
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 274
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 274

What happens when an exorcist falls in love with the demon he's supposed to destroy? Unregistered paranormal Caleb Jansen only wants a normal life. But when the demon-hunting spirit Gray accidentally possesses him, Caleb finds himself in a countdown for his very existence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome series! Not abridged in any way!

  • By Aislinn Wolfsong on 11-23-16

Narrator bugged me

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

Reviewed: 11-01-18

Really couldn't deal with the narrator. His narration sounded amateurish and I couldn't take even a half hour of it. Too bad. I like the author.

  • Jackdaw

  • By: K. J. Charles
  • Narrated by: Cornell Collins
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124

Jonah Pastern is a magician, a liar, a windwalker, a professional thief...and for six months, he was the love of police constable Ben Spenser's life. His betrayal left Ben jailed, ruined, alone, and looking for revenge. Ben is determined to make Jonah pay. But he can't seem to forget what they once shared, and Jonah refuses to let him. Soon Ben is entangled in Jonah's chaotic existence all over again, and they're running together - from the police, the justiciary, and some dangerous people with a lethal grudge against them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fly me to the moon

  • By VHB on 01-31-18

I liked Jonah

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

Reviewed: 11-01-18

Jonah was sweet. I really liked that character. his partner was a bit of a jerk, but, understandably so. The story was sweet and tantalizing. I would like to see more.