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  • From Lukov with Love

  • By: Mariana Zapata
  • Narrated by: Callie Dalton, Teddy Hamilton
  • Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,365
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,259
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,256

If someone were to ask Jasmine Santos to describe the last few years of her life with a single word, it would definitely be a four-letter one. After 17 years - and countless broken bones and broken promises - she knows her window to compete in figure skating is coming to a close. But when the offer of a lifetime comes in from an arrogant idiot she's spent the last decade dreaming about pushing in the way of a moving bus, Jasmine might have to reconsider everything. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • New Favorite MZ Slow Burn

  • By Brittany M on 05-13-18

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 11-15-18

So impressed with characters staying true to portrayal. No jumping into bed or behaving different after first few chapters, the change in the characters was slow and easy. the dislike between Ivan and Jazmin (Meatball-I love that nickname) stayed in place like in real life before slowly coming around. My only complaint was author getting on a soap box several times and saying the same thing over and over. like adding extra words for no reason. I'd recommend the book anyway and plan to reread asap! #Redemption #FeelGood #Celebrity #tagsgiving and #sweepstakes

  • Until the End of the World

  • By: Sarah Lyons Fleming
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,127
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,883
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,868

Cassie Forrest isn't surprised to learn that the day she’s decided to get her life together is also the day the world ends. After all, she’s been on a self-imposed losing streak since her survivalist parents died: she’s stopped painting, broken off her engagement to Adrian and dated a real jerk. Rectifying her mistakes has to wait, however, because Cassie and her friends have just enough time to escape Brooklyn for her parents’ cabin before Bornavirus LX turns them into zombies, too.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved every minute of this

  • By Natalie Harris on 09-05-14

Best end of the world series I've read

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

The Until the end of the world series is fantastic. All the books in the series got 4 to 5 stars across the board from me as it was that engaging. I've read a LOT of EMP or zombie books and this one far outshines them all. Julia Whelan is one of my favorite narrators and she didn't disappoint in these books either. Never have I cared more what happens with the characters than I did in this series. I cried and laughed out loud, can't ask for better than stirring that much emotion! #UnlikelyHero #Suspenseful #EvilGenius #tagsgiving and #sweepstakes

  • Hot as Puck

  • By: Lili Valente
  • Narrated by: Tyler Donne, Summer Roberts
  • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 560
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 519
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 519

I am the world's biggest dating failure. We're talking my last date went home with our waitress kind of failure. But I have an ace in the back pocket of my mom jeans - my sexy-as-sin best friend, NHL superstar forward, Justin Cruise. Justin owes me favors dating back to seventh grade, long before he became a hotshot with a world famous...stick. So in return for my undying platonic loyalty, all I want is an easy-peasy crash course on how to be a sex goddess.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Must Buy

  • By Ap2514 on 06-07-17

Excellent read

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

Story line was believable, characters were likable, narrators were delicious. Story kept me engaged without listening in fast forward, lots of steamy scenes without being overdone. Narrators brought the characters to life! Recommended to a friend right after I finished. #friends#feelgood#underdog #tagsgiving and #sweepstakes

  • Murder Notes

  • By: Lisa Renee Jones
  • Narrated by: Madeleine Maby
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 133
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 118

As an FBI profiler, it's Lilah Love's job to think like a killer. And she is very good at her job. When a series of murders surface - the victims all stripped naked and shot in the head - Lilah's instincts tell her it's the work of an assassin, not a serial killer. But when the case takes her back to her hometown in the Hamptons and a mysterious but unmistakable connection to her own life, all her assumptions are shaken to the core.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Full of mystery and intrigue!

  • By CDBW on 03-29-18

Clifhanger

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

Reviewed: 04-14-18

What did you like best about Murder Notes? What did you like least?

decent story, kept me interested but cliffhangers are so frustrating especially when Audible doesn't carry the second book. sigh

  • Getting Schooled

  • By: Emma Chase
  • Narrated by: Zachary Webber, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,126
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,020
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,021

Garrett Daniels has this whole life thing figured out. The cocky, charismatic former high school star quarterback is an idolized football coach and "cool" teacher in the hometown where he's not just a golden boy - he's platinum. He has good friends, a great house on the lake, and the best damn sidekick a man could ask for: Snoopy, the albino beagle. Then...Callie Carpenter comes home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite Emma Chase book to date!

  • By Nissa @ Of Pens and Pages on 02-28-18

unbelievably wonderful!

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

Reviewed: 02-28-18

What made the experience of listening to Getting Schooled the most enjoyable?

started off good, got better, and better, and BETTER!

What did you like best about this story?

I chuckled, laughed out loud, cried, every emotion was covered.

What does Zachary Webber and Andi Arndt bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Zachary and Andi brought the characters to life! They were so real and in character didn't appear to be reading a book but living it.

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

Could not stop, listened in one sitting. Planning to listen again....

Any additional comments?

I have all but stopped listening to romance novels because it's all sex. I love a good sizzle and this book has plenty but I want a story to go with it and to care about the characters in the story. Emma Chase did a wonderful job Between her writing and Zachary and Andi's reading the story could not have been any better. Thank all of you

20 of 25 people found this review helpful

  • Not a Sound

  • By: Heather Gudenkauf
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 379
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 351
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 350

When a tragic accident leaves nurse Amelia Winn deaf, she spirals into a depression that ultimately causes her to lose everything that matters - her job; her husband, David; and her stepdaughter, Nora. Now, two years later, and with the help of her hearing dog, Stitch, she is finally getting back on her feet. But when she discovers the body of a fellow nurse in the dense bush by the river, deep in the woods near her cabin, she is plunged into a disturbing mystery that could shatter the carefully reconstructed pieces of her life all over again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Suspense Thriller

  • By ZoeysMom on 06-04-17

Excellent!!

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

Reviewed: 07-12-17

What made the experience of listening to Not a Sound the most enjoyable?

Julia Whelan could read the phone book and make it sound interesting. Heather Gudenkauf writes with an engaging hook that catches you, draws you in and refuses to release you until the very end. The Characters are well developed and feel real, like friends you know, or have known.

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

Julia brings the book to life, she reads with intensity, and brings emotions up to float the surface of the words.

  • Mordacious

  • The City Series, Book 1
  • By: Sarah Lyons Fleming
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels, Therese Plummer
  • Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,381
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,301
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,295

Sylvie Rossi has the loner thing down pat, with the exception of her best friend, Grace. But when the two are trapped in a hospital during the last gasp of a dying city, alone time is no longer an option. A nurse's offer of sanctuary promises Sylvie the supplies she needs to survive the zombies - it's the coexisting with people that might do her in. Eric Forrest will do whatever it takes to get into the dead city for his sister, including ending up dead himself. He's used to taking risks, but with every mile he travels death looks likelier.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Feel Good Zombie Apocalypse

  • By LD on 09-25-16

So disappointed

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

Reviewed: 07-11-17

Is there anything you would change about this book?

It was like a story within a story. Life is happening, oh, and there are some zombies. More story, oh throw in a few more zombies. Do one or the other, but too unbelievable how this was written. There wasn't any real fear, nothing unexpected, most dramatic part of book was when Eric was sick and I wasn't even worried then.

What could Sarah Lyons Fleming have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Read her "until the End of the World" series and it was exceptional. Wrung every emotion out of me. Guess I was expecting more of the same with this book

What does Luke Daniels and Therese Plummer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I enjoy listening to books and both narrators are good. Not sure how they could have improved the book.

Could you see Mordacious being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

no

Any additional comments?

Zombies were too orderly in this book. In previous series they ganged up and got out of control so it made it seem like there was nothing to fear. Everyone going out on their own and taking on zombies is very unrealistic.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • All the Stars in the Sky

  • Until the End of the World, Book 3
  • By: Sarah Lyons Fleming
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,936
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,795
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,789

Cassie Forrest has sworn she'll never let the world get the best of her again. She's chosen to believe everything will be all right. But on a journey filled with heartbreak and madness and zombies, Cassie and her friends must struggle to stay alive - and it's hard to believe in a future when survival seems unlikely.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best zombie apocalypse fiction out there!

  • By Natalie Harris on 05-20-15

How can it be over?

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

Reviewed: 07-08-17

AWESOME! I've laughed, I've cried, I've smiled, and cringed. I can't stand that this series is over. What am I going to do with myself? Flawless narration, exceptional writing! Sigh, I may just go listen to it all again!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Doll Maker

  • By: Richard Montanari
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,369
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,176
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,178

Detectives Byrne and Balzano return to the streets of Philadelphia to put an end to a macabre succession of murdered children. A quiet Philadelphia suburb. A woman cycles past a train depot with her young daughter. There she finds a murdered girl posed on a newly painted bench. Beside her is a formal invitation to a tea dance in a week's time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Page Turning Nail Biting Suspense Beginning 2 End

  • By shelley on 04-30-15

Good but hard to follow

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

Reviewed: 06-01-17

Story was well written but narrator needed to change inflection more for each character. Couldn't really get into the book for many chapters as there were many characters and story lines that were explained later in the book but everything ran together as you couldn't tell which character was up, when.

  • Alone in the Dark

  • The Cincinnati Series, Book 2
  • By: Karen Rose
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 30 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 986
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 904
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 898

Homicide detective Scarlett Bishop has seen enough bad guys slip through the cracks and too many innocent victims go unavenged to know that good doesn't always prevail. So far she's been able to lock away her rage and her vigilante fantasies. That lock is about to break.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fixed the issue, for any who need the remaining hours.

  • By Megan on 02-24-16

So very disappointed, couldn't finish

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

Reviewed: 05-26-17

What would have made Alone in the Dark better?

a story line ... cop and reporter more interested in each other than case and there wasn't enough connection with characters

What do you think your next listen will be?

won't be this author

Would you be willing to try another one of Hillary Huber’s performances?

Hillary was fine