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  • By: Vi Keeland, Penelope Ward
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Lynn Barrington
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 626
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 565
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 563

It all started with a mysterious blue note sewn into a wedding dress. Something blue. I’d gone to sell my own unworn bridal gown at a vintage clothing store. That’s when I found another bride’s “something old.” Stitched into the lining of a fabulously feathered design was the loveliest message I’d ever read: Thank you for making all of my dreams come true. The name embossed on the blue stationery: Reed Eastwood, obviously the most romantic man who ever lived. I also discovered he’s the most gorgeous. If only my true-love fantasies had stopped there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I can't...

  • By Christina B. on 11-07-18

What a sweet story...

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

Reviewed: 11-13-18

Charlotte is the absolute optimist trying to deal with a man who continually pushes her away. If I shared the reason why, it would be a spoiler.
I laughed, I cried, I loved this book!! Worth the credit!

  • My Commander

  • Bewitched and Bewildered, Book 1
  • By: Alanea Alder
  • Narrated by: Charlotte Kane
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 736
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 685
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 683

When the topic of grandchildren comes up during a weekly sewing circle, the matriarchs of the founding families seek out the witch Elder to scry to see if their sons have mates. They are shocked to discover that many of their son's mates are out in the world and are human! Fearing that their future daughter in laws will end up dead before being claimed and providing them with grandchildren to spoil, they convince their own mates that something must be done.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Just couldn't get into it!

  • By Ann on 07-28-17

I am so, so, so sorry...

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

Reviewed: 07-16-18

...that I wasted time & credits for this book.
Poorly written, bad narrator of male voices, was like reading a 5th grade writing lesson, a made up, trying to be scary & funny & always adding ‘stuff’ with no relevance to the former theme STORY. I cannot believe there are MORE books in the series.

  • Roomies

  • By: Christina Lauren
  • Narrated by: K. C. Sheridan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 863
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 800
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 798

Rescued by Calvin McLoughlin from a would-be subway attacker, Holland Bakker pays the brilliant musician back by pulling some of her errand-girl strings and getting him an audition with a big-time musical director. When the tryout goes better than even Holland could have imagined, Calvin is set for a great entry into Broadway - until he admits his student visa has expired and he's in the country illegally. Holland impulsively offers to wed the Irishman to keep him in New York, her growing infatuation a secret only to him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I need an Encore

  • By Albertina Green on 12-08-17

Confused Narrator, weak storyline ruined it for me

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

Reviewed: 12-30-17

The narrator can ruin a book for you. What nationality did she, the main character think she was was? I was as confused as the narrator. Every character has a half Irish, half Scottish, weird eastern Indian combined accent. It was grueling to hear.
The Poor narrator along with lack luster storyline & dull characters killed it for me.
I love the Christina Lauren team. However, this book didn’t have the elements their books usually possess. It is almost like someone else wrote this book, Not Christina Lauren.
I cannot see where any characters in this book could carry a series like their ‘Beautiful’ series. What a disaster this would be. Not sure I will not request a refund. Sorely disappointed.

  • Erasing Faith

  • By: Julie Johnson
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Sebastian York
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 316
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 305
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 303

Faith Morrissey is overdue for an adventure. After 20 years in the same small town, she sets out on a yearlong study abroad trip, fully expecting to fall in love with the wonders of Budapest. She certainly doesn't expect to fall for Wes, the mysterious stranger who sweeps her off her feet mere days after her arrival. It seems almost too good to be true.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen

  • By Jas on 04-02-16

Great espionage story

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

Reviewed: 05-03-17

Love the narrators, two of my fave.
Enjoyed the European setting, well written, loved the James Bond type hero, innocent girl goes to Europe for an adventure, coming home a different person.
A bit predictable but not enough to ruin the storyline. I might listen to this book again. That's my rating scale, will listen again, might listen again, won't listen again or wish I could get a refund.
I might listen again.

  • An Ounce of Hope

  • A Pound of Flesh, Book 3
  • By: Sophie Jackson
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

Max O'Hare can't seem to let go of his past: his drug habit; the end of his relationship with Lizzie Jordan, the woman he knows he'll never get over; and the loss of their unborn son. After successfully completing rehab and learning to explore his deepest fears and dreams through painting, Max meets Grace Brooks. With her innate optimism and her love of art and photography, Grace appears to be the perfect girl. Yet no one knows where she came from or why she keeps her past so closely guarded.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • New author for me

  • By Louise Shaney on 04-20-18

Depressing

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

Reviewed: 05-03-17

Well written story, but the depressing theme, ugh. Nothing or no one had anything positive to hang on to. Life is too hard to have to listen to nothing but doom & gloom. It may get better, but I stopped at Chapter 6. This book sucked all the joy out of my life. I would return it but it's too late. Sebastian York is the fabulous narrator. The only positive. I purchased this book only because of the narrator. My mistake.

  • The Angels' Share

  • A Bourbon Kings Novel
  • By: J. R. Ward
  • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,304
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,191
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,181

In Charlemont, Kentucky, the Bradford family is the crème de la crème of high society - just like their exclusive brand of bourbon. And their complicated lives and vast estate are run by a discrete staff who inevitably become embroiled in their affairs. This is especially true now, when the apparent suicide of the family patriarch is starting to look more and more like murder....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • this was one of her books I just couldn't do

  • By Angel on 07-31-16

Worst Narrator Ever!

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

Reviewed: 08-11-16

Just like the 1st Bourbon King installment, the narrator made wading through the story nearly impossible!!!!!!!!
The female voices are hideous, female voices sound like Mickey Mouse, the southern accent is pathetic! I stopped listening half-way through, gave up and purchased the Kindle version and will finish reading rather than listening.

What is JRW thinking allowing this narrator anywhere near one of her books???
I think the storyline was ok, but really not sure at this point. She is my favorite author of all time but the first 2 books have been ruined for me with a pitiful narrator. :-(

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Appealed

  • By: Emma Chase
  • Narrated by: Deacon Lee
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 910
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 841
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 845

When Brent Mason looks at Kennedy Randolph, he doesn't see the awkward, sweet girl who grew up next door. He sees a self-assured, stunning woman...who wants to crush the most intimate - and prized - parts of his anatomy beneath the heels of her Louboutins. When Kennedy looks at Brent, all she sees is the selfish, Abercrombie & Fitch catalogue-worthy teenager who humiliated her in high school in order to join the popular crowd. A crowd that made those years a living hell for her.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I OBJECT!--TO THE NARRATOR

  • By BluBumbleB on 02-15-16

Worst Narrator Ever

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

Reviewed: 01-25-16

Emma Chase is the BEST!!!! Her writing never disappoints! Appealed has a wonderful story, smart, sexy=Smexy!

However, the narrator sounds like a very nice Gay Guy! My gay guy friend listened to an exert and agreed. The narrator sounds like a gay guy. It ruined for me the romantic, sexy aspect of the book. I've never had to put an Emma Chase book down to take a break from listening. It took me 4-5 tries to get through this book because of the narrator.

I've stopped downloading my fave author's books if Deacon Lee narrates. I can't get that romantic feeling about a book read by someone who sounds like the late-great comedian Paul Lynde. EMMA CHASE, I love your books, hated this narrator! :-(

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • The Bourbon Kings

  • By: J. R. Ward
  • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
  • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,174
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,973
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,977

For generations the Bradford family has worn the mantle of kings of the bourbon capital of the world. Their sustained wealth has afforded them prestige and privilege - as well as a hard-won division of class on their sprawling estate, Easterly. Upstairs, a dynasty that by all appearances plays by the rules of good fortune and good taste. Downstairs, the staff who work tirelessly to maintain the impeccable Bradford facade. And never the twain shall meet. For Lizzie King, Easterly's head gardener, crossing that divide nearly ruined her life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yes it's Dallas with Bourbon but I loved it

  • By Katheryne on 08-30-15

NARRATOR WAS RIDICULOUS, Hideous!

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

Reviewed: 08-02-15

I was born in Kentucky and now live in Tennessee. No one from the south talks like this narrator. UGH, it was a mixture of hillbilly Honey Booboo and ebonics. The narrator ruined the book for me. I truly wish I had read it on my Kindle first before listening.

If Alexander Cendese is the narrator for the remainder of the series, I won't be purchasing the audiobooks. He insulted every person living south of the Mason-Dixion Line with his ridiculous drawly twang. His hideous female voices... OMG, don't get me started on that.

As for the story, I'm trying to be objective and see past the narrator.

Yes, in JRW fashion and style, the story was full of rich characters, vivid settings and she continually set things in motion for more and more and even more to come. I loved the storyline.

Being a die-hard BDB fan, I will admit I think she may have another winner, but in a different genre...If you can get past the narrator that is. I will read Book 2 instead of listen.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Manwhore +1

  • The Manwhore, Book 2
  • By: Katy Evans
  • Narrated by: Grace Grant
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,918
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,774
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,773

Malcolm Saint was an assignment. A job. Any journalist would kill for access to this beautiful, difficult man, but I was the one sent to uncover Chicago's hottest entrepreneur. I intended to reveal him - to learn his thoughts, his secrets, his lifestyle - then complete my assignment and walk away. But my head was overtaken by my heart, and I fell for him - hard.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Saint, my sin

  • By Jellybeanyboo on 07-11-15

Not as Good...What??

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

Reviewed: 07-12-15

Too repetitive, predictable and am I really saying this...Way too much sex to be sexy. Weak & watery plot that didn't materialize, Saint's father...This character missed the target by 100 miles. What an interesting storyline this could have been if 30 of the sex scenes had been omitted.

Hoping for the old Katy Evans to be back in Ms Manwhore, 3rd installment.

I'm not saying you will not enjoy Saint/Sin' & Rachel's story, I'm saying it wasn't as good as her REAL series, but nothing ever could be that good! Love you Katy Evans. I'm still a fan. Just not a fan of this book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • When I'm Gone

  • A Rosemary Beach Novel
  • By: Abbi Glines
  • Narrated by: Grace Grant, Jason Carpenter
  • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 465
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 421
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 421

From number-one New York Times best-selling author Abbi Glines comes the next new adult novel in the Rosemary Beach series, in which we meet Mase, a Texas heartthrob first introduced in Take a Chance, who comes to Rosemary Beach to stir things up.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • My first trip to Rosemary Beach

  • By Judy on 05-21-15

Not the best in the series...

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

Reviewed: 04-08-15

Disappointed! Predictable, weak characters, watery, thin plot, just wasn't as good as all the other books in the Rosemary Beach Series. Sorry Abbi Glines. Love you and all the others, this one not so much.
Narrator is the best!!!!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful