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  • It Ends with Us

  • By: Colleen Hoover
  • Narrated by: Olivia Song
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,149
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,772
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,768

Lily hasn't always had it easy, but that's never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She's come a long way from the small town in Maine where she grew up - she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily's life suddenly seems almost too good to be true.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Once again, Colleen Hoover does not disappoint!

  • By Kim on 08-03-16

Real Love and Real Life Problems

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

Reviewed: 12-29-16

There are so many words and feelings wrapped around this book, but the one that comes to mind is REAL. The vast majority of books in this genre are based around happy endings, women being swept off their feet and hot alpha males, all with a few messes thrown in. This book, however, is real. It faces real life problems and is filled with real life emotions. Here's the naked truth this book will make you laugh, cry, swoon, and much more. You will fall in love with every character and want them to have that happily ever after. Real life doesn't work that way though. Read it you won't regret it.

I follow Colleen Hoover on social media, seeing as she is one of my favorite authors. When she announced this book she said that it was one of the most personal books she's ever written and the letter to the readers at the end expresses just that. I want to thank her for this book. It brings light to something most people judge without really knowing what's going on. I grew up in a household with domestic violence and it truly shapes a person. It can be a cycle and this book is about the struggle to break it. I am profoundly grateful for this book and its message. It is beautifully written and I think everyone should read it at least once. Colleen is an amazing author and truly gifted. Thank you for sharing something so personal to you, I'm sure it wasn't easy.

  • Spying in High Heels

  • By: Gemma Halliday
  • Narrated by: Caroline Shaffer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 671
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 606
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 608

L.A. shoe designer Maddie Springer lives her life by three rules: Fashion. Fashion. Fashion. But when she stumbles upon the work of a brutal killer, her life takes an unexpected turn from Manolos to murder. And things only get worse when her boyfriend disappears - along with $20 million in embezzled funds - and her every move is suddenly under scrutiny by the LAPD's sexiest cop. With the help of her post-menopausal bridezilla of a mother, a 300-pound psychic, and one seriously oversexed best friend, Maddie finds herself stepping out of her stilettos and onto the trail of a murderer. But can she catch a killer before the killer catches up to her?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very fun listen

  • By Annette on 08-05-12

Entertaining and Fun

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

Reviewed: 07-21-16

I'm a firm believer in ratings should reflect the genre and overall experience when listening to a book. People pick chick flick mysteries and expect serious stories, dumb. This story is fun, sweet, calamity Jane in heels story. I honestly thought I knew the murderer, but was wrong. It wasn't heavy on romance, but maybe further into the series will pick up.

Narration was good, but I hated the Russian voices and not the best male voices. Still a solid narrative.

I'd recommend this if your in the mood for a fun entertaining mystery.

  • Curing Doctor Vincent

  • The Good Doctor Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Renea Mason
  • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine, Erin Deward
  • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 656
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 616
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 619

Audie Award, Erotica, 2016. Elaine Watkins, Public Relations Advisor, is surprised when she receives a summons from the very attractive and enigmatic Dr. Xavier Vincent. She worships the talented physician and company icon responsible for developing the cure that saved her sister's life and isn't immune to his charm. Even though puzzled by his request, she is excited and eager to get started on his latest project. But Dr. Vincent has other ideas.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This is a MEGA HOT listen... Perfect Narrators

  • By Jacqueline's Reads on 06-11-15

Not Warned ... So Here's Yours

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

Reviewed: 06-18-16

Let me start off by saying this I love a steamy hot romance novel, this just isn't one I'd go for. This book revolves around the struggles of one Dr. Vincent. Due to the nature of his demons this book is mostly a threes omega? Kinda foursome? It's kinky and hot and French, but make sure you know what your getting into. Again not my cup of tea. The narrators are amazing and work seamlessly together. The story dragged and doesn't have a whole lot of substance other than she wants to fix him and he doesn't think he can be fixed.

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  • Working Stiff

  • Mattie Winston Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Annelise Ryan
  • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 563
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 512
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 513

When Mattie Winston catches her husband Dr. David Winston receiving some very special loving care from R.N. Karen Owenby, she quits her job and moves out. Mattie's best friend Izzy offers her a place to stay and suggests she'd be a natural as deputy coroner. Now, instead of taking patients' pulses, Mattie's weighing their hearts and livers. But Mattie's first homicide call turns out to be for none other than Nurse Karen, and even though she saw her ex in a heated argument with the newly deceased the night before, she refuses to believe David could be a killer.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Just say No to this one and move on

  • By A. Moose on 08-23-15

Quirky and Fun Read

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

Reviewed: 05-30-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, but not to everyone. This book is a fun cozy mystery. There is a bit of a Romance mixed in, but its EXTREMELY slow moving like slug paced. If you are looking for a mystery with a lot of romance this isn't the one for you. This book is a great mystery and you get to watch Mattie grow into her own self throughout the series. She is one who falls into the silly mishaps, but that's what makes it a fun read.

What did you like best about this story?

I loved the characters. Mattie is someone I related to and felt like she represented the average person. There are quirky characters, but they feel real. Hurley reminds me a lot of my husband who is also in law enforcement. Izzy is a great friend and not the typical sidekick in cozy mysteries. I love the animals and Mattie's love for them.

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

At first I wasn't sure about her, but I grew to love her characterization quickly. She did wonderful with all the characters and the pace in her performance.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I really enjoyed this book and was drawn into this book. I laughed at Mattie's antics and felt for her struggles. This is a story you get wrapped in and want to live in their world....except I could do without the autopsy part.

Any additional comments?

I would highly recommend this book to any fans of cozy mysteries and to anyone wanting to give that genre a try. I'm converted from romance genre and have fallen in love. Again this series is very limited in the romance part, but such a great mystery. Definitely worth the credit.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Lowcountry Bombshell

  • A Liz Talbot Mystery
  • By: Susan M. Boyer
  • Narrated by: Loretta Rawlins
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 677
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 609
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 607

Liz Talbot thinks she's seen another ghost when she meets Calista McQueen. She's the spitting image of Marilyn Monroe. Born precisely fifty years after the ill-fated star, Calista's life has eerily mirrored the late starlet's - and she fears the looming anniversary of Marilyn's death will also be hers. Before Liz can open a case file, Calista's life coach is executed. Suspicious characters swarm around Calista like mosquitoes on a sultry low country evening: her certifiable mother, a fake aunt, her control-freak psychoanalyst, a private yoga instructor, her peculiar housekeeper, and an obsessed ex-husband.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Liz Goes Shooting With The Wild Hogs

  • By Takeyabue on 10-13-14

Lovely Twist with Hollywood Flare

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

Reviewed: 04-22-16

Would you listen to Lowcountry Bombshell again? Why?

Absolutely, I probably will again before I start the 4th installment

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Yes, I couldn't predict who the killer was and how everything fit together

What about Loretta Rawlings’s performance did you like?

She does a wonderful job with all the character voices and has a nice pace. There's no annoying swallowing sounds or anything like that. She really brings the book to life.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Hmmmm...... stopping history repeating?

Any additional comments?

Such a fun twist having the story parallel Marilyn Monroe's life. Lots of great detail and research went into this book and that's really what made the story. Great growth with main characters and interesting new ones brought in. I loved this book!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Lowcountry Boil

  • A Liz Talbot Mystery
  • By: Susan M. Boyer
  • Narrated by: Loretta Rawlins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,097
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 993
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 984

Liz Talbot is a modern Southern belle: she blesses hearts and takes names. She carries her Sig 9 in her Kate Spade handbag, and her golden retriever, Rhett, rides shotgun in her hybrid Escape. When her grandmother is murdered, Liz high-tails it back to her South Carolina island home to find the killer. But when her police-chief brother shuts her out of the investigation, she opens her own. Then her long-dead best friend pops in and things really get complicated.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Smarter than your ordinary cozy mystery.

  • By Ian on 08-13-15

A Sweet Southern Mystery

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

Reviewed: 04-22-16

Liz comes home after her grandmother is murdered. She uses her private investigation skills to solve a crime close to home. She is a strong female lead and isn't clutzy and silly like other cozy mystery type stories.

There is great character development and you really get a sense of the town. There's some fun characters and lots of southern charm. There twists and turns and the killer is not one I predicted.

  • Welcome to Paradise

  • By: Rosalind James
  • Narrated by: Emma Taylor
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 309

Mira Walker is hoping that competing on a "living history" reality show will give her what's missing from her real life. Maybe she'll get closer to her boyfriend, who hasn't been all that nice to her lately. Get fired up about her job again. Who knows, she might even win a million dollars. Gabe Kincaid and his brother, Alec, are after that million, too, though. Mira and Scott are no threat at all, not when everybody involved is going to want to kill Scott after the first day. And there's no bond stronger than a twin's. What could possibly go wrong?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reality TV Romance Done Well

  • By CandCrew on 06-07-15

Such a Unique Storyline!

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

Reviewed: 04-21-16

Where does Welcome to Paradise rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I love romance novels and a lot of them struggle to have a completely unique storyline. This was so refreshing and so wonderful. It's definitely one of my favorites. I also love the tv show Survivor so it gave me a bit of that mixed in.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Mira because she really finds herself through the show and she finds her strength. I really love characters I can relate to.

Which scene was your favorite?

Trying to pick one without giving anything away, but I'd say the dance was one of them and the different challenges.

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

Yes and I have a reread it a couple of times.

Any additional comments?

A reality TV show sends couples back to the pioneer days and force them to live like they did. Twists and turns of reality TV and a mix of romance and self discovery make for a wonderful time. I highly recommend!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Kiss Me

  • Fool's Gold, Book 17
  • By: Susan Mallery
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 323
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 287
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 290

After Phoebe Kitzke's kind heart gets her suspended from her job in LA, she swears off doing favors - until her best friend begs for help on the family ranch in Fool's Gold. Unfortunately, sexy cowboy Zane Nicholson isn't exactly thrilled by the city girl's arrival.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great storyline

  • By Ivory on 02-27-17

Sweet Cowboy Romance in a Fun Setting

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

Reviewed: 04-21-16

What did you love best about Kiss Me?

I love the setting of being on a cattle drive. It took a nice spin on a cowboy romance story. I grew up around horses and with cowboys so they have a tender place in my heart too.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Phoebe has such a caring heart, with a little spunk, and quirk thrown in. Talking to the animals made me smile.

Which scene was your favorite?

Sooo many to pick from probably when she gets caught talking to the bull.

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

Yes and I have on more than one occasion. Whenever I need a simply, sweet, and feel good read it's one of my go to books. It's one of my go to cowboy books too. ;-)

Any additional comments?

Let me start out by saying I'm a hopeless romantic and adore a sweet love story. If you are wanting a complex plot and serious angst this isn't the story for you. Second this is part of a series but can be read as a stand alone.

There is excitement and quirky characters to keep your interest. There's great character development and reoccurring characters to fit with the series. It's my favorite Fool's Gold book I've read so far. I highly recommend it.

  • February

  • Calendar Girl, Book 2
  • By: Audrey Carlan
  • Narrated by: Summer Morton
  • Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 301
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268

A muse. Me. The motorcycle riding, ass-kicking, concert t-shirt wearing chick from Las Vegas, is a world-renowned French artist's muse. For a month.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • a little disappointed

  • By Cyndi on 09-15-16

Sexy Artist

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

Reviewed: 04-21-16

If you could sum up February in three words, what would they be?

Art of Love

What was one of the most memorable moments of February?

Mia really grows to accept and love herself. Alec shows her the different kinds of love and their importance in our lives.

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

Yes, plus it's relatively short so it's easy to do.

Any additional comments?

This is one of my favorite books in the series. I feel like there was more character development and still contains the sexy scenes. Other books in the series lack the substance this one does.

  • July

  • Calendar Girl, Book 7
  • By: Audrey Carlan
  • Narrated by: Summer Morton
  • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185

The second half to this year-long journey has taken me to Magic City...Miami. I've been hired by the nation's top hip-hop artist, Anton Santiago. His name is as sexy as he is, and it rolls off the tongue the same way his muscled form rolls to his music. He goes by the name Latin Lov-ah, and boy does he work that title from his rock-hard body, Latin hip-hop fusion dance moves, to the way he beds his women.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Calendar Girl Heats Up

  • By Ndulgent Bloggrs on 01-05-17

An New Twist

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

Reviewed: 04-21-16

What did you love best about July?

It didn't play out how u thought it would. The unexpected aspect was nice in a series that could easily get redundant. Seeing as there is still 5 books to go I was getting worried.

What did you like best about this story?

I really liked the secondary characters. Mr. Latino Lover is more dynamic than I'd expected him to be, when the book started I thought he'd fall into the stereo type.

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

Not necessarily, but seeing as it is short it was easy to do while I was working. If I had to pause it though I wouldn't be desperate to come back to see what happened next.

Any additional comments?

I'll be honest this series is starting to feel long. There's 5 more books to go and I don't know what else new can happen. I'm not desperate to continue, but will because I like to finish things. I think if your not a major reader or new to the genre this is a great series and fun pool read type books. I listen and read books every day so this series doesn't rank in my favorites.