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  • Dominic

  • A Slater Brothers Novel
  • By: L. A. Casey
  • Narrated by: Mia Ahern
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202

After a car accident killed her parents when she was a child, Bronagh Murphy chose to box herself off from people in an effort to keep herself from future hurt. If she doesn't befriend people, talk to them, or acknowledge them in any way, they leave her alone just like she wants. When Dominic Slater enters her life, ignoring him is all she has to do to get his attention.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • YA- heroine was immature and turned me off.

  • By thi fernandes on 09-06-17

YOU DON'T FORCE GIRLS TO KISS PEOPLE

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

Reviewed: 11-09-18

1. It starts off funny but..I...I can't with forcing people to do kissing booths for school fundraisers, so many things in this book are just so...dated...and cringe inducing. I can't finish this, she's crushing on and making excuses for a kid who grabs her ass without her permission.

2. Thank God I read the reviews before I wasted too much time on this, I'm not into hearing about the love lives of kids.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • How to Date Your Dragon

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi, Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,795
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,421
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,414

Concerned that technology is about to chase mythological creatures out into the open (how long can Sasquatch stay hidden from Google maps?), the League for Interspecies Cooperation is sending Jillian to Louisiana on a fact-finding mission. While the League hopes to hold on to secrecy for a little bit longer, they're preparing for the worst in terms of human reactions. They need a plan, so they look to Mystic Bayou, a tiny town hidden in the swamp where humans and supernatural residents have been living in harmony for generations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As someone from Louisiana...

  • By Kristi on 02-13-18

OY this is driving me crazy

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

Reviewed: 09-23-18

I can't stand character inconsistencies and that is 100% what the female character is made of. You know like...in books or movies when a character is face to face with...let's say a ghost, or a werewolf, and yet they insist, INSIST, that there is no such thing, or finally begrudgingly believe in it but then wanna die on the hill about there not being vampires, even though there should at least be some doubt about that being that they now know werewolves exist? Yeah. That drives me bonkers, I can't help it. And the female character is a freaking researcher in regarded to magical species. She knows about it, she studies it, and yet if she is told ANYTHING like 1. don't go there, it's dangerous or 2. "magic is baked into a pie" she just doesn't believe it and it MAKES NO SENSE. Her supposed number one concern is learning about their customs and not offending anyone, yet she doesn't listen or ask for advice in-regards to that, at all. Oy.

Otherwise it's okay and funny. I will say that there should only be one narrator, the dude, because somehow, his female voice is sexier than the female narrator's, go figure.

  • Tangled

  • The Tangled Series, Book 1
  • By: Emma Chase
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,234
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,919
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,922

Drew Evans is handsome and arrogant, he makes multimillion dollar business deals and seduces New York’s most beautiful women with just a smile. So why has he been shuttered in his apartment for seven days, miserable and depressed? He’ll tell you he has the flu. But we all know that’s not really true. Katherine Brooks is brilliant, beautiful and ambitious. When Kate is hired as the new associate at Drew’s father’s investment banking firm, every aspect of the dashing playboy’s life is thrown into a tailspin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • And Now For Something Completely Different

  • By Kathy on 02-17-14

Was this written by a male, 90's comedian?

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

Reviewed: 09-07-18

Pass. I think there are plenty of people who will enjoy Tangled and the competitive back and forth between the male and female lead. But for me, the male lead was...just such an asshole, and the entire book is from his perspective so I could not escape his glib one-liners. It's a lot of "Women be like" sort of jokes, advice and quips and...maybe it's a generational thing but I just don't find office sexual harassment cute at all.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Man Hands

  • By: Tanya Eby, Sarina Bowen
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 858
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 805
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 802

At 34, I'm reeling from a divorce. I don't want to party or try to move on. I just want to stay home and post a new recipe on my blog: Brynn's Dips and Balls. But my friends aren't having it. Get out there again, they say. It will be fun, they say. I'm still taking a hard pass. Free designer cocktails, they say. And that's a game-changer. Too bad my ex shows up with his new arm candy. That's when I lose my mind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Romantic Comedy Gold!

  • By bookbruin on 03-15-18

So good and f*kin' hilarious

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

Reviewed: 09-07-18

Romance novels are nearly the only genre of book I consume here so suffice it to say, this book is notably better than the rest. To be clear, the tone is light, so if you are looking for something broody and moody, there are other roads to travel. I usually avoid the light fluffy ones but this is hilarious and, get this, THE WOMEN ARE WRITTEN LIKE REAL, COOL WOMEN YOU'D WANNA HANG WITH < a deceptively simple thing to achieve, but believe me...it's not. I love it. The sex scenes are THE BOMB and happen throughout the book (not just saved until the end.) I love it and I don't toss out praise lightly.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • It Ain't Me, Babe

  • By: Tillie Cole
  • Narrated by: J.F. Harding, Annie Green
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 958
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 892
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 889

Salome knows only one way to live - under Prophet David’s rule. In the commune she calls home, Salome knows nothing of life beyond her strict faith, nor of life beyond the Fence - the fence that cages her, keeps her trapped in an endless cycle of misery. A life she believes she is destined to always lead, until a horrific event sets her free. Fleeing the absolute safety of all she has ever known, Salome is thrust into the world outside, a frightening world full of uncertainty and sin; into the protective arms of a person she believed she would never see again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not for the faint of heart

  • By V from Kansas on 04-09-17

So dark. Holy cow.

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

Reviewed: 11-02-17

The word &quot;triggering&quot; is overused, we all know it, but it's good to be forewarned that if you are at all squeamish about sexual assault, especially concerning that of children, then this whole series is going to be even more trying for you than for the average listener. I've completed all four available books and it's so good; the voice acting, the story. Sure, I had some problems with it (book four got a little frustrating) but not enough to write all that much about. It's passionate, it's intriguing, it's painful...real pain, not just melodramatic &quot;book drama&quot; that we're all used to in regards to this genre. If you can stomach it, you'll love it.

  • Torn

  • Devil's Wolves, Book 1
  • By: Carian Cole
  • Narrated by: Noelle Bridges, Mason Lloyd
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,420
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,316
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,319

He's loved me since the day I was born. He's taken care of me. He's awakened me. Tor is my father's best friend. Fifteen years older than me, he's always been my protector. The one I should never, ever want. But I was born to be his.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • MORAL TURPITUDE?

  • By Vicki on 11-29-16

Boring and too sweet

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

Reviewed: 08-20-17

Any additional comments?

It's pretty tame and rather saccharine for my liking, and the voice actors weren't complimentary. If you're looking for a steamy May-December romance novel, try The Wild Side Trilogy by R.K. Lilley.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Knocked Up Plan

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Sebastian York
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,348
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,112

This single gal has had enough of the games, the BS, and the endless chase. I know what I want most, and it's not true love. It's a bun in the oven, and I'm not afraid to hit up my sex-on-a-stick coworker to do the job. Ryder is gorgeous, witty, and wild - and he's also a notorious commitmentphobe. That makes him the perfect candidate to make a deposit in the bank of me. I won't fall for him, he won't fall for me, and there's no way baby will make three. Right?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AHHH... BLISS AFTER A SOLID GOLD LISTEN

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 07-02-17

Holy cow this is not for me

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

Reviewed: 07-30-17

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Anyone who enjoys formulaic Rom Coms will love this book. To me, it is wholly unoriginal, absolutely by the numbers cliche in regards to the plot, down to the characters occupations and motives. I just can't. It's boring and trite.

Any additional comments?

If you like "How to Lose A Guy in 10 Days" you'll like this book. That's basically what it is...mixed with Knocked Up kind of.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Abducted

  • Alien Mate Index, Book 1
  • By: Evangeline Anderson
  • Narrated by: Mackenzie Cartwright, William Martin
  • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 886
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 817
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 816

Being dragged through a mirror, naked and screaming, onto an extraterrestrial ship was bad. Finding out I had been sold to a huge alien male who looks like the devil was worse. But learning he wanted to trade me to an intergalactic petting zoo was the worst of all! Now I'm whizzing through the galaxy with a robot butler, a trio of nib-nibs (they're like tiny green monkeys), and one huge, muscular, and very grumpy alien.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reverse Stockholm Syndrome!

  • By Cheri on 04-08-17

I want to love it but...

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

Reviewed: 07-17-17

What would have made Abducted better?

The female lead character is soooo dumb, I can't even. She'd cut off her nose to spite her face. Like...she's like Carl from Walking Dead. I just can't. Other than that it's fun and light hearted but...just the worst female lead.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Tormentor Mine

  • By: Anna Zaires
  • Narrated by: Tracy Marks, Sebastian York
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,223
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,146
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,143

A new dark romance from New York Times best-seller Anna Zaires. He came to me in the night, a cruel, darkly handsome stranger from the most dangerous corners of Russia. He tormented me and destroyed me, ripping apart my world in his quest for vengeance. Now he's back, but he's no longer after my secrets. The man who stars in my nightmares wants me.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOVE it but now what...cliffhanger alert

  • By KIDSFIRST81 on 05-16-17

Such a common mistake

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

Reviewed: 05-05-17

What was most disappointing about Anna Zaires’s story?

Weak-sauce female lead.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Tracy Marks and Sebastian York ?

Sebastian yes, but I'm just not a fan of Tracy. Not expressive enough.

Any additional comments?

Okay, some of us are VERY familiar with this particular genre, and I have to say, are you as sick as I am of the whole "I'm a super smart, independent female lead because I either said I was, it was heavily implied, or I have that type of occupation" but nothing within the book actively supports this? It's such a common thing. I mean, she's a doctor (aka supposedly smart) who can't even define "infatuation." A doctor who takes her stalkers definitions of love at face value. It's bizarre. I wish Sara and the taboo relationship between she and Peter were explored in a more dynamic and complex way. For example, the question of why she luxuriates in being treated like a child (literally in the book) is not answered. That would be good to know, you need complicated foundation like that or else it's just a dumb boring "doctor" falling for a stalker too easily...which is boring and disappointing.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Reaper

  • Boston Underworld, Book 2
  • By: Ashleigh Zavarelli
  • Narrated by: Tracy Marks
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,207
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,148
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,138

He's dark and mysterious. Quiet and lethal. An Irish mobster. Pure sin wrapped up in a beautiful package. But there's also something off about him. He doesn't feel anything. He shows no emotions. Sometimes, I question his humanity. He hasn't spoken to me in two years. Not a single word. But we share a secret, he and I. And if it ever comes out, I have no doubt in my mind.... He won't have a problem killing me, too.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Irish Mafia Underboss with a hear!! Love it!!

  • By Tiff on 07-31-16

I have but one complaint

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

Reviewed: 05-03-17

Any additional comments?

The narrator needs some coffee, pronto. It's like the audio equivalent of watching paint dry. That is all. I still enjoy this series immensely.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful