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  • Beautiful Beloved

  • By: Christina Lauren
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Cole, Grace Grant
  • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 946
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 881
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 880

In Beautiful Beloved Max and Sara take it to the next step. But the question is: Will they be able to find a balance between the wild sexcapades they aren't ready to retire and the demands of parenthood that come along with their new beautiful bundle of joy? Parenthood: It's not for the weak of heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Max and Sara steal my heart.

  • By Sarah y on 03-10-15

Bloody brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 02-20-15

I think I've fallen madly in love with every one of Christina Lauren's leading men and Max Stella is no different. Loved this book and hope to see more of Max and Sara in the future.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Beautiful Player

  • By: Christina Lauren
  • Narrated by: Grace Grant, Sebastian York
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,574
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,384
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,385

When Hanna Bergstrom receives a lecture from her overprotective brother about neglecting her social life and burying herself in grad school, she's determined to tackle his implied assignment: get out, make friends, start dating. And who better to turn her into the sultry siren every man wants than her brother's gorgeous best friend, Will Sumner, venture capitalist and unapologetic playboy?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • This book is about 50% sex...just saying...

  • By AudioAddict on 08-30-15

10 stars!

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

Reviewed: 11-23-13

Amazing. This is my favourite in the series so far. It's hilarious, sweet, smoking HOT and so tender and beautiful it made my heart hurt watching Hanna and Will stumble around each other. I laughed out loud so many times that I had to stop listening to it at work because then I'd have to explain what was so funny...usually it was something too inappropriate to share at work! lol

Definitely a credit worthy purchase. Even if you don't have any credits left, do yourself a favour and buy this book. You won't regret it.

  • Beautiful Stranger

  • By: Christina Lauren
  • Narrated by: Grace Grant, Jonathan R. Cole
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,699
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,478
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,465

Escaping a cheating ex, finance whiz Sara Dillon's moved to New York City and is looking for excitement and passion without a lot of strings attached. So meeting the irresistible, sexy Brit at a dance club should have meant nothing more than a night's fun. But the manner - and speed - with which he melts her inhibitions turns him from a one-time hookup into her Beautiful Stranger.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Creative! Creative! Creative!

  • By laura on 06-05-13

AMAZING!!!

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

Reviewed: 10-02-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Most definitely. I am loving every book in this series but I have to admit that Jonathon Cole makes this sooooo worth listening to rather than reading.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Max. He is adorable and so darn sexy!

What does Grace Grant and Jonathan R. Cole bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Grace Grant does a great job bringing Sara to life but it's Jonathan Cole's smooth accent that really gave Max a voice. I could listen to him for hours. lol

  • Beautiful Bastard

  • By: Christina Lauren
  • Narrated by: Grace Grant
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,943
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,461
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,477

Whip-smart, hardworking, and on her way to an MBA, Chloe Mills has only one problem: her boss, Bennett Ryan. He’s exacting, blunt, inconsiderate - and completely irresistible. A beautiful bastard. Bennett has returned to Chicago from France to take a vital role in his family’s massive media business. He never expected that the assistant who’d been helping him from abroad was the gorgeous, innocently provocative - completely infuriating - creature he now has to see every day. Despite the rumors, he’s never been one for a workplace hookup. But Chloe’s so tempting he’s willing to bend the rules....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Panty Ripping Good Time

  • By Annie on 02-28-13

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 09-27-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Most definitely yes.

What did you like best about this story?

The story was very good. It was funny, sexy and I fell in love with the characters.

Which character – as performed by Grace Grant – was your favorite?

I enjoyed the way Grace Grant narrated Chloe's part. The only thing that would've made this book better would have been to have a male reading Bennett's part.

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

Hot, Hot, Hot lol

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  • A Good Student

  • The Story of a Professor's Erotic Seduction of a Student Into a BDSM Affair, Spanking, Bondage, and Passionate Sex Lead to Enduring Love.
  • By: Elliot Mabeuse
  • Narrated by: Peter Klein, Alicia Roberts
  • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 499
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 434
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 431

When passionate professor Conner Devlin meets oversexed student Emma Fiore, the sparks ignite: he’ll train her to be his classroom sex slave, carrying out his every desire, while she gets to experience the forbidden pleasure of submissive love before her marriage to a dull and unfeeling man. But Emma’s sizzling and insatiable desires soon overwhelm Conner and he finds himself hopelessly in love with his young submissive. Emma accepts him as her sexual Master, but will she have him as her real-life lover? You’ll never look at the dynamics of D/s and a man’s sexuality the same way again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An Erotic Eye-Opener!

  • By Sea on 04-30-11

Disappointing Abridgement

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

Reviewed: 10-08-12

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

if the abridgement actually contained more of the story. I looked up the author's website and was shocked to see how much of this story was cut from the abridged audio version. This audio is missing about two thirds of the whole story and ends at Chapter two of the written story. There is so much more to this story and the audio version is a rip off.

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Good Student?

I enjoyed what was there but feel utterly let down by this abridgement.

Have you listened to any of Peter Klein and Alicia Roberts ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I loved Plunder.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

What was there was awesome. I just wish the abridgement actually covered more of the story and didn't just end in the middle.

Any additional comments?

Don't waste your time or credit on this one. Read the whole story for free on the author's website instead.

  • Hexed

  • The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 2
  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,815
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,290
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,279

Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, doesn’t care much for witches. Still, he’s about to make nice with the local coven by signing a mutually beneficial nonaggression treaty when suddenly the witch population in modern-day Tempe, Arizona, quadruples overnight. And the new girls are not just bad, they’re badasses with a dark history on the German side of World War II. With a fallen angel feasting on local high school students, a horde of Bacchants blowing in from Vegas, and a dangerously sexy Celtic goddess of fire vying for his attention, Atticus is having trouble scheduling the witch hunt.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Authenticity, Humor and Brilliant Writing

  • By A. Sentoni on 07-30-11

Loved this book!

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

Reviewed: 02-13-12

I am thoroughly enjoying this series and can't wait for book 4 to be released in the spring. Some of the things Atticus' dog says are hilarious. Lots of action and lots of humour make this series highly enjoyable.

  • Second Grave on the Left

  • Charley Davidson, Book 2
  • By: Darynda Jones
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,468
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,050
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,034

When Charley is rudely awakened in the middle of the night by her best friend who tells her to get dressed quickly and tosses clothes out of the closet at her, she can’t help but wonder what Cookie’s up to. Leather scrunch boots with a floral miniskirt? Together? Seriously? Cookie explains that a friend of hers named Mimi disappeared five days earlier and that she just got a text from her setting up a meet at a coffee shop downtown....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What happens if you get scared half to death twice

  • By Judy on 09-23-11

Loved this!

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

Reviewed: 02-01-12

This series rocks! I love a good story and a good laugh and Darynda Jones manages to deliver on both. I was so looking forward to book 3 only to be left disappointed and frustrated by Audible's inability to sell this book to Canadian customers. I hope that the third book becomes available to us north of the 49th parallel but I guess I'll have to buy the print version to be able to continue enjoying this series. You would think that in today's on-line society, this dinosaur would have gone extinct.

  • 11-22-63

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50,808
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,213
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,121

On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I want the 20hours of my life back...

  • By Dan on 06-08-12

Perfect!

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

Reviewed: 01-09-12

I have to admit, when I first heard about this book (before it was released) I was skeptical. Well, I can definitely say that I am skeptical no longer. This is one of the best books I have listened to all year. It hooked me from the start with the brilliant narration by Craig Wasson who brought this story and it's characters to vivid life. I have read/listened to Stephen King's books for years and love the majority of them. But some of his books just stand out and this is one of them.

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  • A Discovery of Witches

  • A Novel
  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 23 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,553
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,684
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,716

Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Started out intriguing, devolved into Twilight 2.0

  • By Elina on 11-13-17

Love, Love, Loved this book!

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

Reviewed: 10-20-11

I am reviewing this book even before I've finished listening to it! I am so glad that I took a chance and purchased this book and will be sorry when it is finished. That's the downside to a good book I suppose....the inevitable point where it is done and you have to say goodbye to the characters and their world. As this is the first novel in a trilogy, I am already impatiently waited for book two!

  • First Grave on the Right

  • Charley Davidson, Book 1
  • By: Darynda Jones
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,727
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,620
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,601

A smashing, award-winning debut novel that introduces Charley Davidson: part-time private investigator and full-time Grim Reaper. Charley sees dead people. That’s right, she sees dead people. And it’s her job to convince them to “go into the light”. But when these very dead people have died under less than ideal circumstances (i.e. murder), sometimes they want Charley to bring the bad guys to justice. Complicating matters are the intensely hot dreams she’s been having about an Entity who has been following her all her life...and it turns out he might not be dead after all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great choice for Stephanie, Lorelai or Buffy fans!

  • By Austin gal on 03-07-12

Worth the download

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

Reviewed: 09-07-11

I really enjoyed this book. My co-workers think I've gone nuts because I kept bursting out laughing. It is a worthwhile listen if you are looking for something light to listen to. Lorelei King does a great job narrating it and gives the main character - Charlie Davidson - a saucy, sarcastic voice that fits her character to a tee. I can't wait to listen to the second book and have high hopes for more from this author.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful