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  • Fallen Academy: Year One

  • By: Leia Stone
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Moyen
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 416
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 382
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 378

When angels fell from the sky to war with the demons that ravaged Earth, their combined powers infected humanity. Now, the humans are assigned one of two fates, being either demon-gifted or angel-blessed. After wings sprout from Brielle's back at her awakening ceremony, she's sure she's an angel-blessed celestial. It's not until she sees black wings that she realizes something is terribly wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Vanessa moyen is why i got this

  • By -crimsonangel08 on 10-03-18

My Favorite Sub Genre Done Right

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

Reviewed: 12-03-18

OMG. What's not to like about this story? A good bad girl, with supernatural powers on tens, a hot guy and a few demons who want her.

Leia Stone knows how to write great scenes, with grit, humor and a little sexiness that doesn't overpower the story. Strong character development and the inclusion of a religious background had me captivated in chapter one.

Vanessa Moyen has the perfect voice for the characters. Good pacing, intonation and timing.

The only critique I have is that in at least two instances the wrong character name was mentioned. Probably a proofing oversight. However, it didn't take anything away from the story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Anticipating Temptation

  • By: Randi Perrin
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Char Brown is overweight and underappreciated. But at least she has a boyfriend and a job she enjoys. Wait, scratch that. He just broke up with her. Over text. And told her to lose weight. Overly self-conscious about herself and a classic introvert, Char isn’t sure what she’s got going for her anymore. But Darryl Drummond sure does, and he’s insistent that she’s worth more than she thinks. The only thing he likes more than wine is Char, and he’s not going to relent until she notices.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Team Darryl

  • By Tee on 12-01-18

Sweet and Sexy

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

Reviewed: 11-10-18

One night Char meets a guy who looked past everything Char thought about herself. He found beauty not only in her appearance, but her attitude. Of course the story takes us through some other difficulties, but the moral of the story is that we can't see what others see in us. And sometimes that can deter being open enough to allow relationships to grow. Once we give ourselves over to understanding that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and we don't have to change anything to be happy, then we can celebrate life. 

Anticipating Temptation was a sweet and heartfelt romance that gave me hope and insight on how to be me, love me and be open to let someone love me again.

Xe was Char. She delivered this story with such emotion that I could almost feel as though she could relate to some of Char's circumstances. But of course because Xe is so talented it just seemed so natural.

And Xe's portrayal of Darryl!!!!!! Smokin, hawt cowboy. Yes Please!

Five stars all the way around.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Once Upon a Sure Thing

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 238
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238

It's so easy being best friends with a gorgeous, talented, charming guy. Said no woman ever. Except me. My friendship with Miller is a sure thing — he’s my plus one, my emergency contact, and my shoulder to lean on. He’s also been by my side helping me raise one helluva awesome kid who’s the center of my world. Nothing will change our easy breezy friendship. Until I have the bright idea to convince him to start a new band with me. Trouble is, our sizzling chemistry in the recording studio is getting harder to ignore, no matter how risky it might be.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 4.5 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 09-27-18

It's Miller Time

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

Reviewed: 11-03-18

It's Miller Time and I don't mean the beer. #Cheers

Before I get into my review, I will say that The Heartbreakers Series makes me feel good. It has the same vibe of The Big Rock Series, where I fell in love, lust and like with Blakely's writing and her sexy male heroes, but with amazing relationships with kids.

Once Upon a Sure Thing continues the story of the guys who made up the boy band The Heartbreakers. Miller is the brother whose hopes and dreams are to reunite the band. Unfortunately, it didn't happen. And now his new goal thanks to Campbell is to find the voice that will feed his need to make music. Enters 'Honey Lavender' lol AKA Ally, his best friend. Now, this is not a spoiler if you've read/listened to Once Upon a Good Time and I promise not to say more <wink>.

There's my intro, and now let's move on to the Top Six reasons why you must listen to this audiobook:

1. Only Blakely can write male POV's that make you laugh, cry, swoon, need a cold shower and possibly a Miller- this time I mean the beer and the guy :) SebYo again delivers a delicious aural screw of sexiness, humor and low lustful tones that correlate with everything I said above.
2. Jackson is one of the coolest teen kids I've met in a book. I love his relationship with Miller. Although Miller is his mentor through the 'Big Brother' program, you get such a deep bond between the two. It is written perfectly and yes, I may be rambling, but I love the varying family dynamics shown in OUAST.
3. Ally an Chloe - Gah, I cried at the end of the book. I won't say why, but I did. Chloe has been through pain in her life. At age eleven she is battling depression from loss and Ally, her aunt is there to pick up the pieces, and love and support her. Again, the relationship was written with passion that I can only wonder if Blakely has taken some of her personal experiences and weaved them into the story.
4. Ally's Career- Well shucks, hearing Andi Arndt portray a narrator in a book was just genius. LOL. Who better than her to play this role. Plus, Andi is so expressive, and the way Blakely describes how Ally preps for a book and her thoughts about narrating was nice to hear in fiction.
5. The Guest Voice - O M G is that? Why yes, yes, it is. EM (I don't want to spoil it) has a cameo appearance, so don't miss it. Having Andi and E together is like having coffee and wine with bacon (That's SebYo) lol
6. The Story - It's not JUST another Rom-Com. Again, this is so much more. I'm a huge fan of single parents, and Ally is raising her niece and Miller is shaping the life of a teen by being a mentor and supporting Jackson. My heart was happy with this story because again, the kids come first. Any good parent or parent representative understands this concept and I totally get that feeling when I listened to OUAST.

If you are looking for a fun, sexy Rom-Com with a 'HEART FULL' ending performed by the perfect cast of narrators, then look no further. Once Upon a Sure Thing is a Sure Thing!

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  • Once Upon a Real Good Time

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 384
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 358
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 359

That smoking hot one-night stand with a former rock star? Turns out, he's my son's new teacher. Oops. But I didn't know that the night I met Campbell. All I knew was he played my body the same way he played a guitar - like he owned it. My libido is still high-fiving me after being self-served for too many years, and we're both ready for another night or two of fun, especially since we don't just have chemistry in bed - we connect over everything. That is, until I learn he's the man who'll be coming to my house twice a week to teach my son the best music lessons money can buy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A GENUINE & DELICIOUS SLOW-SIMMER TO PERFECTION

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 09-14-18

My Ears Had a Good Time With This One!

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

Reviewed: 09-18-18

Once upon a time, there was an author named Lauren Blakely, who loved to write about smart and sexy women and men and well the end. LOL Just kidding.

Because this is a Rom-Com, I'm going to make this review fit the theme. Ready? Ok. (In my cheer voice) Here are my top FIVE reasons why I loved this book:

Number 5 - Sebastian York says d*ck. Sorry Audible, his voice, Blakely's words, not mine. Just so you know, I'm a HUGE fan of that word and how he says it in books. Just sayin...

Number 4 - Sexy times took me straight to #TingleTown. It has been a while since I've visited, and I suppose it was time to retake up residence in my home on the cul-du-sac. Blakely knows how to spice it up and when I say SPICE I'm not talking Spice girls if ya know what I mean.

Number 3 - I love that Blakely chose to include teens in the story. I am a fan of single parents and this has two. In the book MacKenzie and Campbell show that being an adult and parent IS putting your kids first. But the best part is that the kids show the adults that they can still be adults and date and have relationships. There is a scene between McKenzie and her son Kyle where he basically says, I thought you were already dating. Kids are smart lol.

Number 2 - Andi Arndt knows her shyte. She has such a warm tone that she just floats into character. Doesn't matter the age, male or female, it just works. Kudos to her for always nailing it. LOL, pun intended (smiley face)

Number 1 - It's a book about romance, friendships, parenthood, and family all wrapped up in a musical bow. There are moments where you smile and laugh out loud while walking your dog. There are moments, while walking your dog you turn down the volume of your phone because the characters are talking dirty... #truestory

Blakely scores 5 headphones for this comedy because it definitely made me feel good and got me out of my audio slump. Plus, you can't go wrong with her words, SebYo's comedic timing and Andi's ability to make your ears drool in excitement!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Word Play

  • By: Amalie Silver
  • Narrated by: Joel Froomkin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114

Smut sells. Michael Rourke learned this the hard way. Struggling to make ends meet as a mystery writer, he sold his soul - and his pride - as he pedaled sex and lust writing under the pen name Christoph Strong. No one knew he was the one behind the steamy stories on the best sellers lists. And he planned to keep it that way. Until he met her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOVED IT!!

  • By RaynaRed on 01-19-16

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 09-04-18

Love everything about this story. The plot, narration, banter, subject matter. Every person in the book community can relate to Monica's Musings.

The story between Lauren and Michael is written so well. Many times I wanted to say come on y'all. lol But the build up to the end was well done.

Joel Froomkin is possiy one of the most talented narrators on the planet. My god. What he could do with 7-8 characters was nothing short of amazing. I have never enjoyed a man performing a female POV in my life until I listened to this book.

I hope Amalie writes more books and I'm off to download more Joel!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Unbreak My Heart

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Joe Arden, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201

Experience all the feels in this unforgettable second-chance standalone romance from number-one New York Times best-seller Lauren Blakely! I didn't break her heart, and she didn't break mine - we broke each other's. I never stopped loving her, but time and distance played its cruel role in ripping us apart three years ago when she moved halfway around the world. Now after all those endless miles away, she's returned...but I'm not the guy I was before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth all the feels, the tears and the ride!! Wow!

  • By Patricia Villali Koett on 08-15-18

A Story of Mending

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

Reviewed: 08-15-18

Unbreak My Heart is about the journey of healing, finding peace and having a second chance at love. Such a great listen. Blakely tells a heartfelt story about letting go and learning to cope with grief the right way. I love that Holland knew how to give Andrew space to heal on his own so their relationship could get a second chance.

This is not a sugary, spicy, funny rom-com that we are used to by Blakely, but a story that encompasses all the emotion you get from loss and the steps one takes to become whole. How did I connect with the story? I believe all of us have had to deal with something so monumental that life took a turn. We may have used coping mechanisms that seemed minimal at the time, but found that it influenced our relationships with others and ourselves. I've been there.

With Andrew, we don't get all the details of his relationship with his brother, but we can sense the emotional connection and loss he felt after the passing. We see/hear it in the tone and attitude of the story. There was a moment where Andrew questions if he had known his brother at all and begins to feel anger which is another stage of grief. However, his journey leads him to an understanding of what's important. That living life one day at a time with "NO REGRETS" is simply the best path to happiness.

Joe Arden delivers a perfect narration as Andrew. You can hear the vulnerability, sadness and determination in his interpretation. I am used to hearing Joe perform roles where he is an arrogant a-hole or a smug, conceited bad boy, however, this story, I believe allowed him an opportunity to flex his acting skills in a different type of romance. Definitely one of my favorite performances.

Erin Mallon, as always knows how to "be" the character. It is like she has a sixth sense and tunes in perfectly to deliver the character’s emotions. She nails it EVERY.SINGLE.TIME! I honestly can say the Arden/Mallon pairing was a hit!

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Controlling Cosette

  • My Beautiful Suicide, Book 2
  • By: Atty Eve
  • Narrated by: Michelle Sparks
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Cosette Hugo thought she had fulfilled her wish for a beautiful suicide, but she survived. As she begins the slow road to recovery, the guilt of what she has done has become overwhelming. She vows to put her murderous alter ego, Bonnie, behind her forever. In order to do this, Cosette must rescue Hilda and keep the truth about Hilda's kidnapping a secret. During the rescue things go wrong, and Cosette is forced to kill again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 07-02-18

When You're Conflicted...

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

Reviewed: 07-26-18

My title is misleading, sort of. I didn't know if I wanted to love or hate this book. And that's only because of the age of the characters. I feel weird being turned on at points and creeped out lol. The story line is so different. It's dark and twisted. Controlling Cosette is a wicked, reverse harem, polyamory, mystery, thriller that made me say " OH. MY GOD" in every chapter!

Michelle Sparks is back again and she does a phenomenal job. She seemed to be more in tuned with the characters and her delivery is spot on. Great book and great performance.
Bring on How to Kill a Pedophile!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Poison Princess

  • Arcana Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Kresley Cole
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin, Keith Nobbs
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,308
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,136
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,135

She could save the world - or destroy it. Sixteen-year-old Evangeline 'Evie' Greene leads a charmed life, until she begins experiencing horrifying hallucinations. When an apocalyptic event decimates her Louisiana hometown, Evie realizes her hallucinations were actually visions of the future - and they're still happening. Fighting for her life and desperate for answers, she must turn to her wrong-side-of-the-bayou classmate: Jack Deveaux. But she can't do either alone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great new series (for teens and adults too!)

  • By Marc on 10-09-12

A+

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

Reviewed: 07-10-18

I love YA and this is one of the vest there is. It is so different and there is no other series that compares. The characters are well developed and intriguing. And whoa Jack!!!

Emma Galvin is superb!!!

  • Three Dirty Secrets

  • The Blindfold Club, Volume 4
  • By: Nikki Sloane
  • Narrated by: Muffy Newtown
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

No man can own me. I negotiate sex for money at an illicit blindfold club, but my body is not for sale. I don't submit, and I don't surrender. Until I meet him. This beautiful artist's tattoo now covers the scar of the worst mistake of my life. Being with him could expose everything I've been hiding, and although there's so much at stake, I can't stop myself. The battle for control between us is too hot, too powerful to resist. With all my dirty secrets, what's going to happen when he forces me to come clean?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hot As F***

  • By The Audio Flow on 06-26-18

Hot As F***

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

Reviewed: 06-26-18

This is my favorite in the series so far. Reagen is my shero. She is tough, vulnerable and smoking hot. Her relationship with Silas is mesmerizing and they are the total package.

When the secrets come out, will their relationship be able to stand? Shoot, no spoilers but you know Nikki doesn't leave loose ends or keep us blindfolded.

Nikki is a genius at creating undie melting scenes that may cause car crashes if you aren't paying attention to the road. In fact, don't listen and drive. You can't do it without crashing. or almost crashing.

Muffy Newtown is just....Damn she is awesome. The way she paces and sounds so natural with all things orgasm, humor, hurt, pain and anger...She is by far one of audios most talented narrators!!!

🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Dark Calling

  • The Arcana Chronicles, Book 6
  • By: Kresley Cole
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 825
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 778
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 778

When Evie receives life-changing - and possibly game-changing - news, she has trouble believing it. Why doesn't she feel any different? Is it possible someone she trusts might be lying? Tensions seethe inside the castle of lost time as Evie starts to doubt her own sanity. Answers can be found outside their stronghold, but will Death help her find them - or prevent her from learning the truth about her future and Jack's possible survival? A mysterious, sinister power begins to affect the Arcana in its path. Forced out into the wasteland alone, Evie must depend on unexpected allies. But as a battle with Richter looms, can her new alliance defeat the Dark Calling before hell reigns on earth?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a continuation!

  • By girlwon1 on 03-20-18

My heart and everything...

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

Reviewed: 06-15-18

OMGawd this series is soooo good. This book tugged fiercely at my heart and turned me upside down. The writing was excellent and the narration was perfection.

Now I must hold on for the final battle as the remaining Arcana move to the end. #Gah!! #KickTheCanDownTheRoad