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  • Bored of the Rings

  • By: Rich Amooi
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

Two-time divorcee Abby Maxwell needs another man in her life like she needs a third butt cheek. But when a jaw-dropping gorgeous architect waltzes into town to build a resort on Abby’s favorite hiking spot, she will do anything to stop him, including befriending him. Though Abby and James are at odds property-wise, things spice up in this fast-paced romantic comedy.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Funny romantic story

  • By Andrea on 11-17-18

Funny romantic story

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

Reviewed: 11-17-18

Entertaining romance in which two 50+ people fall in love.
Predictable development and occasionally a bit lengthy yet still entertaining.
The narrator was very good.

  • The Shark and I

  • By: Cara Lockwood
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,227
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,132
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,132

They tell you there are plenty of fish in the sea, but nobody mentions the sharks. Plunge into this hot, hilarious audio-first romance by USA Today best-selling author Cara Lockwood!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Too short, but I loved it

  • By Lina Marie on 11-04-17

Quick and easy listen

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

Reviewed: 11-10-18

Solid love story, likeable characters, many passages that put a smile on my lips and a happy ending. Like many other readers, I think the book is a bit too short. There are a couple of side plots and characters, which I wanted to more know about. Maybe it will become a series.
The narrator did an excellent job.

  • Children of Time

  • By: Adrian Tchaikovsky
  • Narrated by: Mel Hudson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,742
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,539
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,512

Adrian Tchaikovksy's critically acclaimed stand-alone novel Children of Time is the epic story of humanity's battle for survival on a terraformed planet. Who will inherit this new Earth? The last remnants of the human race left a dying Earth, desperate to find a new home among the stars. Following in the footsteps of their ancestors, they discover the greatest treasure of the past age - a world terraformed and prepared for human life. But all is not right in this new Eden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating Premise Within an Excellent Story

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 07-30-17

Finally finished

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

Reviewed: 11-03-18

I love sci-fi, also the long, philosophical version, but this work was simply infinitely long= for me. Too many approaches, unfortunately often worked off by cheap cliches. There was no progress in the story for very long stretches. Too many details and too many repetitions didn't make it exciting for me, but boring and sometimes annoying. The big moral questions of mankind and its future have been told in more entertaining ways.
A mammoth task also for the speaker who bravely fought her way through. However, the length and the number of the many characters would have deserved a second, especially male speaker.

  • The Ex

  • A Novel
  • By: Alafair Burke
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,854
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,694
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,694

Widower Jack Harris has resisted the dating scene ever since the shooting of his wife Molly by a fifteen-year-old boy three years ago. An early morning run along the Hudson River changes that when he spots a woman in last night’s party dress, barefoot, enjoying a champagne picnic alone, reading his favorite novel. Everything about her reminds him of what he used to have with Molly. Eager to help Jack find love again, his best friend posts a message on a popular website after he mentions the encounter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ex: cellent

  • By Lady S. on 04-29-17

Predictable

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

Reviewed: 11-03-18

No original story which was too constructed for me. The characters were well worked out, but I found the female leading character unappealing. I didn't like the sugar-sweet finish at all, it seemed totally overdone.
I was also very dissatisfied with the speaker. Narration was much too jovial for me, no love of language, just a long mumble.

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  • Fatal Trust

  • By: Diana Miller
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 320
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 281
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 280

Stepping her perfect Jimmy Choos into place beside Ben Gallagher’s faded Nikes, straitlaced Philadelphia lawyer Catherine Barrington is surprisingly unable to resist the disarming small-town mechanic’s charm. He’s one of the heirs to the vast fortune left by his eccentric grandfather Max, a bestselling horror writer, and she’s there to carry out Max’s last wishes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Read

  • By HaloLove on 10-04-14

A little predictable and towards the end too long

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

Reviewed: 07-21-18

Romantic plot, spiced up with a few crime elements, and a rather slow pace. Too many characters for my taste, and none of them were very convincing. They were just necessary to prolong the story. The ending was very predictable and was unnecessarily protracted.
However, the narrator was very good, and was a great enhancement to the overall average story.

  • The Silent Wife

  • By: Kerry Fisher
  • Narrated by: Emma Spurgin-Hussey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,926
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,729
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,720

Lara's life looks perfect on the surface. Gorgeous doting husband Massimo, sweet little son Sandro and the perfect home. Lara knows something about Massimo. Something she can't tell anyone else or everything Massimo has worked so hard for will be destroyed: his job, their reputation, their son. This secret is keeping Lara a prisoner in her marriage. Maggie is married to Massimo's brother Nico. She knows all of Nico's darkest secrets - or so she thinks. The one day she discovers a letter in the attic....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Tedious....ending not worth the time to get there!

  • By WillowayGirl on 12-15-17

Dark family secrets but not too depressing

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

Reviewed: 07-08-18

At first I found it a little unusual to have two main female characters, yet in the way the story develops it worked very well in the end. As other reviews have already mentioned, it is indeed a domestic drama, but with very realistic and likable characters. The respective actions are comprehensible, and do not only serve the story. Of course, it was foreseeable that some family secrets would come to light. Nevertheless, the story is excitingly told and has one or the other unexpected twist. In this genre, however, one shouldn't question each and everything and depending on ones character some readers might find some passages unbelievable. But it was very entertaining for me. This was my second book from author Kerry Fisher and I was, again, not disappointed.
The narration was excellent, I very much enjoyed the British accent.

  • Bond Bombshell

  • A Jamie Bond Short Story
  • By: Gemma Halliday
  • Narrated by: Julia Motyka
  • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

Maya Alexander is the organized-and-in-charge office manager of the Bond Agency, Los Angeles's premier PI firm, specializing in catching cheating husbands. But when Maya is thrust into the field to catch her first mark in the act, she realizes this case is personal. Her mark just happens to be her ex-fiancé... and things did not end well between them. Can Maya prove that he's repeating his past mistakes with his current wife? Or is something more sinister happening in this Beverly Hills couple's life?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • quick love story for in between

  • By Andrea on 05-29-18

quick love story for in between

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

Reviewed: 05-29-18

Simple romantic story at a good pace, a little tension and a lot of heart flutter around a great alpha.
Narration was OK but nothing outstanding.

  • Linda Gets Her Groove Thing

  • The Green Room Chronicles, Book 2
  • By: J.D. Frettier
  • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
  • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

After being blindsided with infidelity and financial devastation, recently widowed Linda has sworn off men forever. Nearing middle age, her dream of retiring early from the airlines is no longer within reach, so she retreats into the world of battery-operated boyfriends to deal with the stress. When the one purchase Linda counts on for a long haul flight to Paris backfires, she passes away suddenly...from a conniption fit, of all things!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • entertaining short story

  • By Andrea on 05-27-18

entertaining short story

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

Reviewed: 05-27-18

A bit of a cliché - from incompetent customer service to the attractive doctor to revenge on the unfaithful husband, everything is there - but the story is still entertaining and there is a lot to laugh about.
The narrator was very good.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Junior Arsonists Club

  • By: Craig Tollifson
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

For young parents Marilyn and Brad, adopting an orphan girl from Belgorod, Russia, was supposed to make their lives complete. But from the moment she arrives, 12-year-old Zhanna has one thing on her mind: setting fire to the family couch. At first Marilyn is determined to love the pyromania right out of her new daughter. But when Brad jets away on business-or so it seems-Marilyn is forced into a dark and hilarious game of cat-and-mouse with the preteen pyromaniac.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A glimpse of America in every word

  • By Imweezle on 01-09-15

Being a mother is hard, but that's nothing new

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

Reviewed: 05-20-18

I expected less problems and more entertainment from this story. The mother's desire for perfection could not convince me and her character remained shallow. The adoptive daughter seemed to be the most normal person. The story delivered some good laughs though, but that wasn't enough for me.
The narrator, however, was flawless.

  • No Shame

  • By: Erin Lee
  • Narrated by: Charlie Boswell
  • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars 2

Jayne has hidden behind a disfiguring facial birthmark. Nothing has helped to overcome a scar she cannot hide from. Tortured by peers, and even in her adult life, Jayne has finally accepted the hand she’s been dealt. She’s vowed never to let anyone under her skin again. Trust is for the foolish.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Story didn't convince me and bad recording

  • By Andrea on 05-12-18

Story didn't convince me and bad recording

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

Reviewed: 05-12-18

Two people, who for different reasons are victims of stupid contemporaries, make a plan to take revenge on their tormentors. And they get away with it and play the happy family in the end! I have to say that the plot didn't work out for me at all.
Also, the quality of the recording was very poor, only several tries with the equilizer created a reasonably pleasant listening experience. That has never happened with any download from this site.