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  • Don't Let Me Go

  • By: Catherine Ryan Hyde
  • Narrated by: Chris Chappell, Cassandra Morris
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,351
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,890
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,875

Former Broadway dancer and current agoraphobic Billy Shine has not set foot outside his apartment in almost a decade. He has glimpsed his neighbors--beautiful manicurist Rayleen, lonely old Ms. Hinman, bigoted and angry Mr. Lafferty, kind-hearted Felipe, and nine-year-old Grace and her former addict mother, Eileen. But most of them have never seen Billy. Not until Grace begins to sit outside on the building's front stoop for hours every day, inches from Billy's patio.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspirational and humbling and awesome.

  • By Michele on 11-08-15

Slow start

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

Reviewed: 12-27-17

Takes awhile to get into the story. I almost gave up but I’m glad I finished the book.

  • Just Stop Me

  • Escape to New Zealand, Book 9
  • By: Rosalind James
  • Narrated by: Emma Wilder
  • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 421
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 397
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 396

Lots of young women dream of being a princess. Nina Jones isn't one of them. After escaping from her palace/prison by burying herself under sacks of fertilizer, she ends up in a beach cottage on New Zealand's South Island. She's meant to be looking after a cantankerous widower. Too bad she doesn't know how to boil an egg.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic and different addition to the series

  • By Deor on 12-17-16

Mixed feelings (spoilers)

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

Reviewed: 08-25-17

Narrator - I wasn't sure about her at the start. I missed the narrator from the other books and her accents weren't great at the beginning, but the accents improved as the book went along and she gave all of the characters distinguishable voices.

Story - parts of it were great, parts of it dragged a bit, the steamy scenes were very steamy, the storyline with Arthur and also the parents storyline were lovely & added nicely to the book. It would have been 5 stars but I was really frustrated & felt let down with the ending... after Nina fighting so hard to get her independence and stand on her own 2 feet, I was so disappointed that she needed to be saved by Iain in the end. It would have been so much more satisfying if Iain had arrived at the beach to find Nina having rescued herself. I think Nina had it in her to be the one to deliver the knockout punch or paralysing kick to the groin.

  • He Said/She Said

  • A Novel
  • By: Erin Kelly
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Broadbent, Helen Johns
  • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 584
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 553
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 548

In the summer of 1999, Kit and Laura travel to a festival in Cornwall to see a total eclipse of the sun. Kit is an eclipse chaser; Laura has never seen one before. Young and in love, they are certain this will be the first of many they'll share. But in the hushed moments after the shadow passes, Laura interrupts a man and a woman. She knows that she saw something terrible. The man denies it. It is her word against his.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Narration ok but could not finish the book

  • By BookishlyBedelia on 08-27-17

Slow start but then WOW

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

Reviewed: 07-21-17

Slow start but then WOW I would definitely recommend this book. Story and narration both brilliant

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Rocky Mountain Heat

  • Six Pack Ranch Series, Book 1
  • By: Vivian Arend
  • Narrated by: Tatiana Sokolov
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 547
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 494
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 491

Blake Coleman is old enough to know that acting on impulse causes nothing but a heap of trouble. But when trouble's a western-hat-wearing blonde with slim legs that go on forever, what's a man to do? Wanting the sweet girl next door is just wrong. The responsible thing to do is keep his hands off. Jaxi has other plans for Blake's hands - and his heart. She may have once considered him a big brother, but that was a long time ago.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Unoriginal cowboy love story

  • By Ezinwanyi on 02-16-15

Not my style

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

Reviewed: 10-29-16

Some steamy scenes but also a lot of things that didn't appeal to me... threesomes, family members sharing girls or threesomes with relatives.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Easy Love

  • By: Kristen Proby
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Rachel Fulginiti
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,310
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,046
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,042

Sexy. Intriguing. Easy. Eli Boudreaux's family has built ships and boats in Louisiana for generations. He comes from a hardworking, wealthy family, and his empire is growing by leaps and bounds. At 30 he is the youngest CEO ever to head Bayou Enterprises, cochairing with his eldest brother. His head for business and his no-nonsense work ethic are also quickly making him the best the company has seen in generations. His staff admires him, women adore him, and Eli's family is solid.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Just okay

  • By Danni on 07-05-16

Good & bad points

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

Reviewed: 09-08-16

Spoilers
Relationship side of the story was great but I had issues with the main female character. Her narration was just ok (male narration was fabulous as always) but the bigger issue was how the character was written. She seemed to offer very little professionally and relied on a male investigator to do much of her work and then she didn't even read his full report until too late. And her flirtation with the waiter wasn't cute or funny... It was rude and disrespectful. But the relationship part of the story made it worth the listen. Looking forward to getting the next book in the series.

  • A Taste of You

  • By: Sorcha Grace
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Mack
  • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 304
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 273
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 273

Beautiful and talented Catherine Kelly is starting over as a food photographer in Chicago. With her painful past buried in California, she's focused on her career and is hungry for little else - until she meets a wealthy bachelor with arresting blue-grey eyes filled with enough tragedy to match her own. William Lambourne is rich, powerful, and gorgeous - and as talented in the kitchen as he is in the bedroom. From the moment they meet, William is determined to discover the perfect recipe to unlock Cat's resolve, awaken her senses, and make her his own.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Book One in Series - Will Not Continue

  • By DK on 07-10-15

Not great

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

Reviewed: 03-17-16

Reluctantly finished the book but I wasn't impressed. I will not be continuing the series.

  • All He Ever Needed

  • The Kowalski Family, Book 4
  • By: Shannon Stacey
  • Narrated by: Renee Werbowski
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 308
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 277
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 279

Mitch Kowalski lives out of a suitcase - and he likes it that way. Traveling for work has the added bonus of scaring off women who might try to tie him down. But when he's called home to help with the family lodge, he's intrigued by the new girl in town and her insistence that she doesn't need a man. If there's one thing Mitch can't resist, it's a challenge. Paige Sullivan is finally putting down roots. Determined to stand on her own two feet, she lives by the motto "Men are a luxury, not a necessity". But when Mr. Tall, Dark and Hot pulls up a stool in her diner and offers her six weeks of naughty fun with a built-in expiration date, she's tempted to indulge....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Could not finish--narrator is that bad.

  • By Missus Readsalot on 09-25-12

Average story, bad narrator

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

Reviewed: 07-08-15

Struggled to finish this book. Very bad narrator and just an average story. Big letdown after the other books in the series. Very disappointing

  • Never Love a Highlander

  • By: Maya Banks
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,190
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,027
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,025

Caelen McCabe's young, reckless heart nearly destroyed his clan. Now, putting family loyalty above all else, he steps up to marry his older brother's jilted bride and salvage the uneasy alliance between two clans. While beautiful Rionna McDonald is a fit wife for any man, Caelen trusts no woman, especially not this sweet temptress who torments him with white-hot longing. As the sacrificial lamb in her father's power game, Rionna will do her duty but vows to protect her heart and her pride from humiliation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Always Love a Highlander!

  • By Dasi H on 06-01-12

Best of the series

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

Reviewed: 05-26-15

This was definitely the book of the series.... Probably even my favourite highland romance book

  • 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

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 02-24-15

This one was hugely disappointing compared to all the other books/novellas in the series. I honestly struggled to finish it which almost never happens with me and books. And parts of it were just completely unrealistic or too cliché - seriously how is a smart woman like Sarah going to wear an expensive vintage dress while breastfeeding and not wear breast-pads with it... Especially when she's already had a problem with leaking before. Any woman who has ever nursed a child would never do something so stupid. The writers were just grasping at straws trying to find anything to fill out the weak plot on this one.

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  • Calling Me Home

  • A Novel
  • By: Julie Kibler
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin, Lorna Raver
  • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,235
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,044
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,042

Eighty-nine-year-old Isabelle McAllister has a big favor to ask her hairdresser, Dorrie. She wants the black single mother to drop everything and drive her from Texas to a funeral in Ohio - tomorrow. Dorrie, fleeing problems of her own and curious about Isabelle’s past, agrees, not knowing it will be a journey that changes both their lives. Isabelle confesses that, as a teen in 1930s Kentucky, she fell in love with Robert Prewitt, a would-be doctor and the black son of her family’s housekeeper - in a town where blacks weren’t allowed after dark. The tale of their forbidden relationship and its tragic consequences just might help Dorrie find her own way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hope they make a movie!!

  • By Christina6marie on 08-17-15

Highly recommended

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

Reviewed: 02-13-15

I wasn't sure what to expect with this book but it made me cry and smile. A really great book.