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  • 69 Million Things I Hate About You

  • Winning the Billionaire, Book 1
  • By: Kira Archer
  • Narrated by: Kate Waldren
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86

After personal assistant Kiersten Abbott wins sixty-nine million dollars in the lotto, she suddenly has more than enough money to quit her impossibly demanding job. But where's the fun in that? She decides to stay and exact a little revenge on her insufferable ass of a boss.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome!

  • By James H. Anderson on 12-08-17

laugh out loud fun listen

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

Reviewed: 08-27-18

This book was so much fun to listen to. I was belly laughing on many occassions. I'm so glad I decided to listen to this. The only negative is the long dialogue at times. The story seemed to stall with these lengthy delays and I became bored and wishing to fast forward like I would an add on a TV program I have recorded.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Deadly Escape

  • Shelby Nichols Adventures, Book 11
  • By: Colleen Helme
  • Narrated by: Wendy Tremont King
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134

How many times can a person escape death? Shelby Nichols may be one lucky gal, but this time, her luck is about to run out. Working for a mob-boss has danger written all over it, but when an escaped convict with a lust for revenge goes after him, it’s up to Shelby and her mind-reading skills to keep Uncle Joey alive. Not only that, a federal agent from her past has an agenda with her name on it, and he won’t take no for an answer. What’s a mind-reading soccer mom to do? If you’re Shelby Nichols, you jump in with your mind wide open and hope for the best.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another adventure of the mind reading soccer mom!

  • By Wayne on 07-04-18

loved it!!!!!!

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

Reviewed: 08-03-18

Once again we see Shelby saving the world and uncle Joey with yummy Ramos by her side. I love these books they keep getting better and better!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Three to Get Deadly

  • By: Janet Evanovich
  • Narrated by: Lori Petty
  • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 467
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 171
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175

Stephanie Plum is back for a third adventure, this time in search of a beloved neighborhood guy who got caught carrying concealed. But she's not getting any help from homicide cop and local hunk Joe Morelli; the last time he got social with Steph he ended up naked in the middle of the street. Not one to say no to a challenge, Stephanie sets off in hot pursuit.
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  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Love the Stephanie Plum series!

  • By KimerySue on 10-03-03

Three to get deadly

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

Reviewed: 11-03-17

Would've been so much better if it wasn't abridged. Makes a great story into a so so story.

  • Devious Minds

  • A Shelby Nichols Adventure
  • By: Colleen Helme
  • Narrated by: Wendy Tremont King
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 366
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 343
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 344

It's been almost a year since a near-fatal gunshot wound left Shelby Nichols with the ability to read minds. In that time she's faced one problem after another. She's been shot at, framed for murder, and targeted by a serial killer, just to name a few. Now she's trying to help her lawyer husband win a murder trial that will enable him to become a partner in his law firm. Sounds easy, right? But nothing ever goes as planned when it comes to Shelby Nichols.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shelby Nichols gets involved in espionage in Paris

  • By Wayne on 09-30-17

Best ride so far

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

Reviewed: 09-16-17

I loved every minute of this book. So much going on with Shelby dodging trouble again in the form of gun fire, bombs and torture. In amongst all this trouble there is humour too to lighten up the tone. Lots of new likable characters are introduced in the beautiful city of Paris. I loved the narrative of the french language; it added another dimension to the story. Wendy does a fantastic job with making sure each character stands out. Then add in Ramos. Chris sounds like a great husband, but Ramos is just a god really. Who wouldn't like to have him as your bodyguard. I can't wait to download the next one. This series has become a favourite and I can't listen to them fast enough.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Dead Souls

  • Detective Kim Stone Crime Thriller Series, Book 6
  • By: Angela Marsons
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 645
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 591
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 587

When a collection of human bones is unearthed during a routine archaeological dig, a Black Country field suddenly becomes a complex crime scene for Detective Kim Stone. As the bones are sorted, it becomes clear that the grave contains more than one victim. The bodies hint at unimaginable horror, bearing the markings of bullet holes and animal traps. Forced to work alongside Detective Travis, with whom she shares a troubled past, Kim begins to uncover a dark, secretive relationship between the families who own the land in which the bodies were found.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stunning, Perceptive, Terrifying Thriller

  • By MarisaReads on 06-09-17

Why why why

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

Reviewed: 06-08-17

This book started out as 2 stars as I found it really difficult to follow with all the different characters introduced and sub plots to the major Kim Stone mystery (who never featured enough in also). Then the final hour I was totally transfixed hanging onto every word. 5 stars at last, that is usually the case from this fantastic author. But then the clincher came with a cliff hanger. WHY? This series has never done that before and I really loved that. I'm not keen on cliff hangers just to string out readers to buy the next. The stand alone mystery should be enough to keep the reader wanting more. Yes the drama of Kim's life continues but the original thriller case should be solved. I'm not sure if I will continue on now as I'm extremely disappointed. It was hard enough to follow at the start let alone another six months to forget all the characters and storylines. I'm not one either to relisten before the next.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Eat, Pray, Die

  • An Eat, Pray, Die Humorous Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Chelsea Field
  • Narrated by: Nikiya Palombi
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 172
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 158

Being an undercover poison taster for the rich and famous might sound glamorous, but for Isobel Avery it means stomaching bad clients and even worse coffee. Join her as she protects the sexy client she'd like to strangle, dodges the terrifying loan shark, and hunts down the bad guy. A fresh and funny romantic mystery series about a witty, down-to-earth heroine with a job you've never seen before.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Listening to the book

  • By Kindle Customer on 05-10-17

Poison taste tester

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

Reviewed: 03-27-17

What did you love best about Eat, Pray, Die?

A great story must consist of an array of odd ball characters with a mystery to solve and a smidgen of romance thrown in before nearly being poisoned or shot to death is a must to keep me entertained. This story had an abundance of that. I found myself just wondering if some high profile people have a taste tester to some extent. In some gossip magazine an actor has had someone check the seafood to make sure it wasn't off. So I guess the concept isn't too far fetched.

What does Nikiya Palombi bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

While I loved the book. I actually didn't enjoy listening to it. I felt the narrator was very monotone and I had a hard time keeping my interest. It was becoming dull and boring. Except I was interested enough to want to read more. So I actually turned over to the ebook instead and read the rest. I have also continued with the books but not in audio.

  • Crystal Whisperer

  • Spotless Series, Book 3
  • By: Camilla Monk
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 327
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 305

Perpetually foiled romance heroine Island Chaptal and reformed cleaning expert March - or is it Mr. November? - are enjoying a pleasant break in South Africa, after brushing with death in the inhospitable and platypus-infested mountains of Liechtenstein. That is, until a commercial flight disintegrates over the Atlantic, killing hundreds, and Island's supervillain dad makes the news as the mastermind behind the attack. Old Lion Dries is now on the run, and he calls upon his last ally - and favorite disciple - March.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • NNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! CLIFFHANGER!!!!!!

  • By Denise on 01-26-17

Noooooo. What the?

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

Reviewed: 03-09-17

I love March and Island so very much. Plus Dries makes a great addition to the story with his funny dad like moments now which I'm glad. However what the hell. I feel like this great story that had adrenaline filled, humour, tender loving moments turned into a cliffhanger nightmare. I love how the previous stories had been wrapped up but the March/ Island story continued as a whole. It's torturing to read those last 20 minutes, let alone have to wait for the next book to come out. I feel the refreshing storyline that made this a series so great has now been ruined. I hope the author doesn't destroy her previous great formula by making March and Island into something they aren't; like the masked crystal whisper in this book. However, I did enjoy the story immensely. It was enlightening and interesting to hear about Dries and March's past and the Lion's. Also get to hear how Phyllis came to work for March. Also what is It that Callahary has to tell Island.... maybe a baby. Gotta love those fantastic reoccurring characters that give depth to March. Wow, so many questions left unanswered. The next book had better do justice to them all.

  • Spotless

  • Spotless Series, Book 1
  • By: Camilla Monk
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 443
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 416
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 417

Island Chaptal - nerdy IT engineer by day, romance novel junkie by night - just walked into her messy New York apartment to find Mr. Right waiting for her. No, wait...Mr. Clean. A gentleman professional killer with a bad case of OCD and zero tolerance for unsorted laundry, March isn't there to kill her...yet. He wants the diamond her late mother stole for a sinister criminal organization. Island agrees to help him find it, facing the kind of adversaries who dismember first and ask questions later. Good thing she's got March to show her the ropes. And the guns. And the knives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous!

  • By Chela Masters on 08-29-16

OCD killer meets messy Island

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

Reviewed: 03-04-17

Would you listen to Spotless again? Why?

Absolutely! This book has everything I enjoy in a great book. I had a hard time stopping from listening to drag myself back into reality. I didn't want it to end and I'm glad that this is a series so that I get to delve further into March's past. The only thing that I had a hard time with is the little quotes at the start of each chapter from romance novels. I found them a little cheesy and took away from the great intense story line at times. They really are cringe worthy.

Who was your favorite character and why?

March. What an interesting guy he is. However, all of the main characters are all so different that I have a hard time just choosing one.

What about Amy McFadden’s performance did you like?

Wow what a dynamite performance! I was sucked into Amy's performance with ease. I believe that this book with all the different languages is one that needs to be listened to to get the right effect. If Amy hadn't done the narration with the different voices and accents it wouldn't have stood a chance at being so great. Well done. I look forward to the rest of the series to be reunited with my fantasy world of March, Island and co.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Hell yes! Just wish that life didn't get in the way!

Any additional comments?

I want more!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Jed Had to Die

  • By: Tara Sivec
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 582
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 545
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 545

The happiest day of Payton Lambert's life was the day she graduated high school and watched Bald Knob, Kentucky, get smaller and smaller in her rearview mirror. She wanted more for her life than a tiny town where everyone knows your business and you can't find a decent cup of coffee for at least 40 miles. Twelve years later an unexpected phone call in the middle of the night has her packing up her life in Chicago and racing back home to the one person she ever regretted leaving behind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a happy surprise!

  • By green ice cream garden on 12-19-16

Drinking games, hot guy, dead husband

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

Reviewed: 01-18-17

This story was so much fun to listen to. The narration was fantastic! Had to laugh out loud at all of the drinking game words. Throw in one hot geeky guy turned stud muffin and it bacame a match made I heaven. I loved the ending. Everything was rounded out really well.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Player

  • Wedding Pact Series #2
  • By: Denise Grover Swank
  • Narrated by: Shannon McManus
  • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 759
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 709
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 706

Divorce attorney Blair Hansen is convinced that marriage should be based on practicality, not passion. But as her own wedding approaches, she finds herself remembering her law school boyfriend, the only man she's ever loved, and regretting what might have been. Garrett Lowry is a divorce attorney who's ready to settle down. The problem is that he can't find a woman who suits him nearly as well as the one he loved and lost.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Wedding Pact series is rocking!

  • By Laura McMillin on 11-14-15

Another wedding disaster stopped

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

Reviewed: 09-12-16

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Sure, if you enjoyed The Substitute and wanted to hear one of the friends near miss.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Not surprised.

Any additional comments?

I did like listening to this story. It passed the time on my to and from from work. But, it seemed like it was a little too long for my liking. A predictable ending that I was happy to finish already.