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The Reluctant Retiree

Largo, FL
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  • Rebel Bear

  • Aloha Shifters: Pearls of Desire, Book 2
  • By: Anna Lowe
  • Narrated by: Kelsey Osborne
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

Up-and-coming supermodel Hailey Crewe can’t wait to escape the limelight and return to the anonymous lifestyle she once led. Escaping literally? That was never part of her plan. But when an unwanted suitor - and her scheming mother/manager - go a step too far with a surprise Hawaii wedding, Hailey becomes a bride on the run. Before she knows it, she’s not only being hunted by a greedy oil tycoon, but by his creepy security force, too. It's a good thing she bumps into her very own Lancelot at exactly the right time.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Rebel Bear

  • By blue_river @AudiobookObsession on 11-17-18

Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 04-20-19

I love this series. Kelly’s ability to pronounce all the tongue twisters is awesome! I’m looking forward to the next one.

  • The Oathbound

  • Vows and Honor Series, Book 1
  • By: Mercedes Lackey
  • Narrated by: Christa Lewis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158

She was Tarma. Born to the Clan of the Hawk of the nomadic Shin'a'in people, she saw her entire clan slain by brigands. Vowing revenge upon the murderers, she became one of the sword-sworn, the most elite of all warriors. She was Kethry. Born to a noble house, sold into a hateful "marriage", she fled life's harshness for the sanctuary of the White Winds, a powerful school of sorcery. United by sword-spell and the will of the goddess, Tarma and Kethry swore a blood oath to carry on their mutual fight against evil. Together, sword master and sorceress set forth to fulfill their destiny.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Solid performance

  • By DKM1971 on 01-26-19

Wonderful!

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

Reviewed: 03-21-19

I loved the original book, this rendition is truly faithful to it. I'd forgotten how good it was.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • His Human Slave

  • Zandian Masters, Book 1
  • By: Renee Rose
  • Narrated by: Jiraiya Addams
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 646
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 586
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 584

Zander, the alien warrior prince intent on recovering his planet, needs a mate. While he would never choose a human of his own accord, his physician's gene-matching program selected Lamira's DNA as the best possible match with his own. Now he must teach the beautiful slave to yield to his will, accept his discipline and learn to serve him as her one true master.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very erotic romance

  • By Jonella A. Moore on 03-07-17

love it!

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

Reviewed: 01-25-19

Fantastic rendition of this story. Narrator was perfect for the part. Looking forward to the rest of the series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Outlaw

  • Montana Men, Book 3
  • By: Vanessa Vale
  • Narrated by: RJ Cooper
  • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 31

Caroline Turner hopes the decision to become a mail order bride will offer her the freedom she's longed for her entire miserable life. Being abused by her father, she chose the Montana Territory and Mr. Horace Meecham as an escape. Could this man give her the life she'd only dreamed of and make her forget her past?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance lacking

  • By The Reluctant Retiree on 01-19-19

Performance lacking

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

Reviewed: 01-19-19

I just couldn't finish this one. The story is wonderful as always but the performance was lacking.

  • The Cowboy

  • Montana Men, Book 2
  • By: Vanessa Vale
  • Narrated by: R. J. Cooper
  • Length: 4 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33

For Emily Winston, leaving her old life as her aunt's ward to become a mail-order bride in Montana constitutes a much-needed fresh start. But among the baggage she's hauling on her way to meet her new husband is a dark secret. The aunt who raised Emily also ran a brothel, and the young woman's sexual knowledge and exploration at her own hands has left her something other than a typical virgin.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Struggle!

  • By lj on 05-03-19

Great Story!

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

Reviewed: 01-18-19

I loved the story and the characters. Unfortunately for me, the performance was lacking. Sorry.

  • The Lawman

  • Montana Men, Book 1
  • By: Vanessa Vale
  • Narrated by: David Quimby
  • Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

Ellen Oldsmere, believing she'd killed an overly amorous suitor, agreed to become a mail order bride for a complete stranger in the Montana Territory in order to flee Minneapolis and avoid prosecution. When she arrives in August Point, her husband is all that she'd imagined, and then some. He's handsome, virile and sexually skilled. But there's a problem for this new bride; her new husband is also the town sheriff. How can she be married to a man who would surely arrest her if he found out her secret?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not a fan of D Quimby

  • By Todoq on 03-22-19

wonderful story!

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

Reviewed: 01-17-19

Great story, wonderful characters. However, sometimes it's better to leave the voices in my head.

  • Summer School

  • A Ponygirl Novel
  • By: Jurgen von Stuka
  • Narrated by: William Reid
  • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 48

Desperately wanting to get away from home for the summer, Dori Hammond, talks her father into sending her to a summer riding school. However, she quickly learns that this is not a traditional riding school, and its unusual training methods are cause for alarm. However, having signed the required contract, she and the other students are obliged to submit to a rigorous training regimen. Unbeknownst to them, they’ll be methodically transformed into human ponies. Though the girls may resist the humiliating treatment, they often experience an overwhelming sexual satisfaction....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best pony book ever!!!

  • By dandy on 09-26-16

Disappointment

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

Reviewed: 12-17-18

Just couldn't finish this. entirely too much time spent on describing the various restraints the women were subjected to. No real sense of any kind of storytelling being accomplished.

  • Scarlet Heat

  • Born to Darkness Series #2
  • By: Evangeline Anderson
  • Narrated by: Mackenzie Cartwright, Jeremy York
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 540
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 488
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 492

Taylor is a vampire - but she doesn't want to be. Turned against her will by her sadistic mistress, Celeste, she has been living a miserable life of bondage and abuse for the past six years. Finally, through the help of her best friend, Addison, Taylor is rescued, but she can't relax for long. In order to save her from an even worse fate, she is married off to Victor - a very reluctant groom who just happens to be a werewolf. Victor doesn't want to be responsible for the fledgling vampire, no matter how beautiful she is.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bring On The Heat!

  • By Cheri on 09-22-15

superbly done!

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

Reviewed: 07-30-18

Wasn't sure of this couple but loved the way everything worked out. Narrators did a wonderful job!

  • Rebel Dragon

  • Aloha Shifters: Pearls of Desire, Book 1
  • By: Anna Lowe
  • Narrated by: Kelsey Osborne
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72

Off to Maui for a relaxing vacation? Surfer Jenna Monroe can only wish now that she’s on the run from a stalker who lusts after her blood. Instead of combing the beach for lost treasures, she’s forced into the terrifying world of shapeshifters. There, even the good guys are hard to trust - all except for one hot rebel. Connor Hoving and his band of Special Forces shifters were planning to leave trouble behind by moving to Maui, but destiny has other ideas. His whole future - and that of his brothers - depends on acing his new job as head of security at an exclusive seaside estate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • OMG I love this

  • By Pam louis on 04-28-18

Yes!

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

Reviewed: 07-25-18

I love this series. I can't wait to get my hands on the next one. Each one flows seamlessly into the next.

  • Ha’ven’s Song

  • Curizan Warrior, Book 1
  • By: S.E. Smith
  • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 789
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 704
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 704

Ha'ven Ha'darra is the Crown Prince of the Curizans, an advanced species known for their technology. They may not have the power to shift like the Valdier or the Sarafin, but they have hidden powers of their own that they closely guard. Not even his best friends, Creon Reykill of the Valdier or Vox d'Rojah of the Sarafin, are aware of the powers he holds within his deadly frame.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Power of Ha'ven's Song!

  • By Sharon Demond on 12-14-16

loved it!

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

Reviewed: 05-29-18

Different narrator but same great quality of the story. I can't wait for the next one.