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  • The Dancing Bride

  • Central City Brides, Volume 1
  • By: Cynthia Woolf
  • Narrated by: Beth Kesler
  • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

From the day she was born, Rita Baxter's mother encouraged her to follow her heart. Filled with innocent dreams and faith that her hard work training to be a Prima Ballerina on New York's bright stage will lead to fortune and fame, Rita is crushed when she loses her mother and must take a job dancing in a burlesque chorus line to keep a roof over her head. Witnessing a brutal murder is the last straw. The police promise to keep her safe, but Rita has learned to be a realist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jack Can't Love! Can He?

  • By Cinderella 7 on 07-19-18

A New Life!

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

Reviewed: 10-13-17

I really enjoyed THE DANCING BRIDE by Cynthia Woolf. It was a sweet, clean historical romance. Cynthia did a great job describing Central City and how it was different than New York. I can't wait to listen to THE SAPPHIRE BRIDE and that's exactly what I'm listening to next.

The narrator did a really good job with the characters voices and she kept me immersed from start to finish.

  • Finders Keepers

  • The Jane Barnaby Adventures, Book 1
  • By: J.J. DiBenedetto
  • Narrated by: Cait Frizzell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 39

It should have been a simple job. All archaeology student Jane Barnaby had to do was pick up a box her professor needed and deliver it to him at his dig site, along with his new car. Yes, his office was in Oxfordshire, and his dig site was in Spain, a trip of 1,400 miles across three countries and two bodies of water. Still, it should have been simple. And it was, until Jane discovered she picked up the wrong box by mistake.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A true delight!

  • By Tamara B. on 03-12-17

Loved the story!

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

Reviewed: 09-21-17

I really enjoyed the adventure and humor that came along with the story. J.J. DiBenedetto did a wonderful job writing this story. It was filled with adventure, a bit of mystery and one crazy young lady named Jane Barnaby.

The narrator did a great job bringing the story to life as well. She kept me immersed from start to finish. A definite 5* listen!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Magic Binds

  • Kate Daniels, Book 9
  • By: Ilona Andrews
  • Narrated by: Renee Raudman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,637
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,467
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,452

Mercenary Kate Daniels knows all too well that magic in post-Shift Atlanta is a dangerous business. But nothing she's faced could have prepared her for this.... Kate and the former Beast Lord Curran Lennart are finally making their relationship official. But there are some steep obstacles standing in the way of their walk to the altar.... Kate's father, Roland, has kidnapped the demigod Saiman and is slowly bleeding him dry in his never-ending bid for power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • awesome

  • By Bella dona on 10-07-16

The taste of POWER!

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

Reviewed: 03-17-17

March 15, 2017 – Started Reading
Review OMG!! Okay, I absolutely LOVED the story. I think I may have gotten too emotional because I wanted to scream at times. I was actually outraged at Kate's attitude. At times I wanted to reach through my laptop and grab Ilona Andrews by her neck and shake her! I wanted to scream at her and tell her to knock it off that this wasn't how Kate was supposed to be or act. I never in my life got so wrapped in a story as I did with this book. I listened to many of the books in the series years ago but I relistened to them over from the first book to the last and LOVED them all over again. When I heard Kate and the way she wanted to kill much loved characters I was stunned and dumbfounded. I cried and cried as I heard the story. This story was very emotional for me. I was so used to all the bantering back and forth that I wasn't ready for what I was hearing. Ilona has brought me so many laughs that was what I expected and you just want get it with this story. Be prepared to scream, I did.

Narrator Renee Raudman did another stellar performance. I was glued to her every word. I could feel every emotion that Ilona expected and wanted a listener to have and get. I wanted to scream so much as I listened to her tell the story. Another 5 star performance.

  • The Turn

  • The Hollows Begins with Death
  • By: Kim Harrison
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 16 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,205
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,124
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,120

Trisk and her hated rival, Kal, have the same goal: save their species from extinction. But death comes in the guise of hope when a genetically modified tomato created to feed the world combines with the government's new tactical virus, giving it an unexpected host and a mode of transport. Plague rises, giving the paranormal species the choice to stay hidden and allow humanity to die or to show themselves in a bid to save them.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Little Slow

  • By Therese M. Woolley on 02-22-17

The Beginning!!

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

Reviewed: 02-14-17

I am so happy that Kim Harrison wrote another story that made me think of the Hollows! I honestly hated the last two books she has written. I was sad and upset that Rachel Morgan was gone but knew there was more story to tell. I actually read Kim's webpage and I know she was upset that her NEW stories The Perri Reed Chronicles didn't go so well. She was worried that her career as a writer was over. I left a message to let her know I tried the new stories but I just didn't like them. I even suggested that she write some stories about other characters in the story and their life before Rachel, others did to. I am just thrilled that she did.

This story shed some light to how it all began and it's a 5 star rating for sure. Kim if you read this just know that your fans of Rachel are pleased, I know I am. I hope you bring more stories of other characters to us. I love Marguerite Gavin and I think this is the only narrator you'll ever need so don't waste money for others. I'm still wishing your publisher would redo The Outlaw Demon Wails because I like to re-listen to all of your stories and the narrator just killed that story but you know this to.

Marguerite Gavin is absolutely wonderful! She always sounds perfect and her voice just lures you in. I have LOVED every story she's narrated for Kim Harrison. She is a very talented lady. Her voice is priceless for sure. Thank you both for a very enjoyable and interesting sixteen hours non-stop story!

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Balance

  • The Divine Book One
  • By: M.R. Forbes
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 657
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 608
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 608

My name is Landon Hamilton. Once upon a time I was a twenty-three year old security guard, trying to regain my life after spending a year in prison for stealing people's credit card numbers. Now, I'm dead. Okay, I was supposed to be dead. I got killed after all; but a funny thing happened after I had turned the mortal coil...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly good!

  • By Raymond on 05-12-14

Demons, Angels & Divine

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

Reviewed: 08-20-16

A great series by author M.R. Forbes! I thoroughly enjoyed this story and I look forward to listening to the other series. The story captures every emotion and the characters are intriguing. This is a must listen to series!!

Narrator Jeff Hays is by far the best narrator that I've listened to in years. I guess you can call me a fan of his but even though I am, my review is unbiased. He does a fantastic job with distinguishing each characters voice. This young narrator is going places and authors he's worth every dollar! He is a very talented narrator and M.R. Forbes couldn't have chosen a voice to fit his stories any better than Jeff! Overall, a perfect 5 star rating!!!!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Touch Me Not

  • A Manwhore Series, Book 1
  • By: Apryl Baker
  • Narrated by: Tia Sorensen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136

Since the death of her twin sister, Lily can't bear to be touched. Not accidentally, not casually...and certainly not intimately. This makes it impossible for her to confess to her best friend Adam Roberts that she's in love with him. She can't give him the sort of relationship he needs, so she watches in silence while he plans his wedding with someone else.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 02-21-18

TO TOUCH OR NOT??

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

Reviewed: 08-10-16

OMG....I LOVE, LOVED THIS STORY! Apryl Bakerthis story was breathtaking, captivating, and I WANT more, like now!! This is the type of story that will sale and in my honest opinion you need to write more in this genre. But, I want more Manwhore books and with all those brothers, well there's a story for each brother. Got you thinking? I hope you're thinking about just how many more Manwhore books you can write. So come on gf, what are you waiting on???? GIVE us more please. I will beg you daily to write more, lol. Now, what did i rate it? No need to wonder you know already, lmao.

The narrator Tia Sorensen did a great job. I won't lie and say it was perfect but it wasn't horrible. I was able to understand and identify the characters that were speaking throughout the story. She held my attention, she did what she set out to do. Great job!!

Give us more into this series! You have many brothers to unmake them manwhores to. OMG....best story I've heard all yes year and it's not even my normal genre, seriously I never listen to this type of story but I'm so happy I did. Sadly it's over and I NEED more now. Overall a PERFECT 5 star RATING!!!! I would give it 10 star but it won't let me. Everyone, if you love audios then you'll love this one, I promise you!

  • The Pit Stop

  • This Stop Could Be Life or Death
  • By: Carmen DeSousa
  • Narrated by: Michelle Babb
  • Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17

Detective Gino Canale doesn't believe in a hereafter, let alone ghosts looking for closure. But when his reoccurring dream implies that his grandparents' deaths might actually have been homicides, not to mention that he's hearing bells that don't exist and smelling a pipe when no one is smoking, he realizes he's either connecting to the other side - or going crazy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Haunted By The Past

  • By Nocturnus on 02-24-16

Ghostly

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

Reviewed: 08-10-16

I honestly began listening to The Library first. I made it halfway through and realized there was a book that came before it. I backed up and then began listening to The Pit Stop. I found that it really didn't matter with either story because they can be read or listened to as standalone stories.

I think Carmen DeSousa did a fantastic job bringing these stories to life. I love that these stories are based on true events. The story has that it takes place in 1934 but I'm really curious to learn more about the events.

These stories are not going to have you scared if you're the type that can't take scary things. The stories aren't so much scary but tell events that happened years ago to 80 years later. Both stories are really worth the read or listen. This isn't the authors normal genre but she blows it away. You feel like she's been writing these types of stories all her life.

The narrator Michelle Babb did a great job in her telling of the story. I don't think I've heard anything by her before. She kept me immersed from start to finish. I look forward to Carmen writing more stories like these. Overall, a 5 star rating!

  • From the Ashes

  • Forbidden Love, Book 4
  • By: Danielle James
  • Narrated by: Miles Taylor
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

Macy had always been sensitive to the spirits of those who needed help to find peace, but this guy! He was driving her insane! It didn't help that he was gorgeous to a distraction. So what if he claimed that Angel Knight was his family? One does not just stroll up to the famous rock star's house and say "Hey, guess what?" But Antonio is very persistent, and Macy knows what she must do if she is going to get any peace at all.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not a stand alone- the overall plot develops but the worst book of the series

  • By LexiMuse on 08-27-18

Coming Back

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

Reviewed: 06-26-16

Wow.... Danielle James has outdone herself once again. This story has it all, action, suspense, love, emotional, sadness, and it had me crying many times throughout the story. I thought we had a brother back and then just when he's home and mated everything is torn away again. Outstanding writing from James and she has written one Hell of a story that you must listen to.

Miles Taylor does a fantastic job at pulling you into a story and his performances and the telling of James's stories continue to get better. He had me immersed in the story right away and I could hear the emotion in this story as he told it. Overall, a rate it 5 stars!

  • Marked by Destiny

  • The Hidden Secrets Saga, Volume 3
  • By: W.J. May
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Meadows
  • Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

Sometimes the past isn't what you expect it to be. Rouge has survived the last months of school and is starting a new chapter after graduation. She wants answers to the questions about her past and is still hiding secrets from those she loves. Her hope is to find what she needs in Niagara Falls so she can move forward in her relationship with Michael and have a chance to convince his family that she is worthy of him. The ancient Grollic - wolf - book reveals another of its secrets, again only to Rouge.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Book was just okay

  • By CRAZY4PEANUTBUTTER on 10-15-15

Marked!

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

Reviewed: 06-25-16

I love this series!! Author W.J. May has outdone herself again. She continues to write stories that keep you glued to your seat. I can't wait to start the next book now!

The narrator Elizabeth Meadows kept me immersed throughout this story. I thought she did a great job with her telling of this story. I was able to identify each character in this story. Overall, a perfect 5 star rating!!

  • Out of the Box

  • Complete Series
  • By: Kallysten
  • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

The first time Virginia went to the dance club On The Edge, she only wanted to find out what a night in a vampire’s arms would be like. Anando showed her it could be much, much more than she had imagined. Over the next few months, every time she returned he continued to stretch her imagination and the boundaries she tried to set on their relationship.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Vampire Erotic Romance done right!!!

  • By Cyndi on 11-08-15

Loved meeting Virginia!

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

Reviewed: 05-31-16

I have never listened to any of author Kallysten's stories. I really enjoyed this set. I really enjoyed meeting Virginia and her need and boldness for wanting a vampire. Kallysten brings her work to life and I look forward to more of her stories. She's a very gifted writer and it shows in this set.

Hollie Jackson is a very gifted narrator. I've listened to many of her stories now. She never disappoints and she has this way to immerse you in every story I've ever listened to. Hollie pulled me in and kept me enthralled from start to finish. Overall, I give it a perfect 5 star rating!