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  • Natural Witch

  • Magical Mayhem, Book 1
  • By: K.F. Breene
  • Narrated by: Nicole Poole
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 620
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 573
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 573

Something has always been missing from my life. A hole that I could never seem to fill. When I accidentally turn a coven of witches into nightmares, I find out what that something is. Magic. And it turns out, I have a crap load of it. As a latent power awakens deep inside of me, I'm exposed to one of the most powerful and corrupt organizations in the magical world - the Mages' Guild. Barely knowing a spell from a few swear words and luck, I won't be able to evade them alone. And that's when I meet him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Breene never fails to deliver!

  • By Book Junkie on 02-16-18

😊

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

Reviewed: 12-08-18

I really love this storyline. I am really looking forward to the next installment. Nicole Poole is a joy to listen to. I wonder what Reagan will come up with next.

  • An Unexpected Turn of Events

  • Longbourn Unexpected, Book 3
  • By: Elaine Owen
  • Narrated by: Verona Westbrook
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

Thomas Bennet unexpectedly outlives his wife and must make his way in a new life. Can he use the opportunity to become a better man, or will he let this chance pass him by?  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful book I will listen to again and again!

  • By HistoryBuff on 12-01-18

Emotional rollercoaster

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

Reviewed: 12-06-18

This book is amazing. The story took me on an emotional rollercoaster. It made me laugh and cry so hard and made me want to scream in frustration at times.
Ms Westbrook did a wonderful job with the narration.

  • Christmas at Darcy House

  • A Pride and Prejudice Variation
  • By: Victoria Kincaid
  • Narrated by: Julia Eve
  • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Mr. Darcy hopes Christmastime will help him to forget the pair of fine eyes he left behind in Hertfordshire. When Elizabeth Bennet appears unexpectedly in London, Darcy decides to keep his distance, resolved to withstand his attraction to her. But when he learns Wickham is threatening to propose to Elizabeth, Darcy faces a crisis.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Ah

  • By JM Saenz on 12-04-18

Ah

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

Reviewed: 12-04-18

I love Victoria Kincaid's books and this one did not disappoint. Darcy really bumbled his original proposal but it was interesting nonetheless. I really enjoyed the fact that Caroline Bingley and Wickham received their own comeuppance.
The narration was okay but could have been better.

  • Fallen Academy: Year Two

  • By: Leia Stone
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Moyen
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 142

Family is everything to Brielle, so when she learns about an opportunity to free her mother from Demon City, she takes it. No matter how dangerous, Brielle will do anything to unite her family in Angel City. All is going according to plan, until her brother's awakening ceremony. What he is...it shocks everyone, and he's sent away until he can get his powers under control.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome read

  • By Anonymous User on 11-19-18

INCREDIBLE! Better than Book 1

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

Reviewed: 11-28-18

WHY???? So unfair. This is such an incredible book and to have it end with such an extreme cliffhanger is almost cruel to us readers. This book is so much better than book 1 even though book 1 was great.

  • 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

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

Reviewed: 11-28-18

Great start for this new series. Bri and Shea are so sassy and play off each other so well. They are the paranormal equivalent to Abott and Costello. I really enjoyed the tension built up through out the book between Bri and Lincoln but the end was a little anticlimactic, tension is ramped up by the end and then falls a little flat.
Regardless, I am looking forward to the next book in the series.
The narrator did a wonderful job with the story and gave it lots of energy.

  • These Dreams: A Pride and Prejudice Variation

  • By: Nicole Clarkston
  • Narrated by: Leena Emsley
  • Length: 26 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11

Pride and patriotism lend fervor to greed and cruelty, and Fitzwilliam Darcy is caught at the centre of a decades-old international feud. Taken far from England, presumed dead by his family, and lost to all he holds dear, only one name remains as his beacon in the darkness: Elizabeth. Georgiana Darcy is now the heartbroken heiress to Pemberley, and Colonel Fitzwilliam her bewildered guardian. Vulnerable and unprepared, Georgiana desperately longs for a friend, while Fitzwilliam seeks to protect her from his own family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful

  • By JM Saenz on 11-21-18

Beautiful

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

Reviewed: 11-21-18

Such an amazing story. For a while there I thought everyone was working cross purposes towards each other but it all worked out in the end.
I hope more books by this author are released on Audible soon.

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  • Chasing Shadows

  • First Wives, Book 3
  • By: Catherine Bybee
  • Narrated by: Emma Wilder
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 242
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 208
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 207

Avery Grant doesn’t date. Her first marriage was a mutually beneficial contract that gave her the financial freedom she needed to step away from her controlling parents. Wealthy and single, the last thing she’s looking for is love sneaking in to mess up her life plans. And after a brutal attack, she’s determined to never be vulnerable again, even if the new man in her life helps her feel safe. Mesmerized from the moment he sets his eyes on Avery, Liam is driven to learn everything about this tough, sexy, challenging woman.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Chasing Shadows

  • By Katrice Collins. on 11-20-18

Great

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

Reviewed: 11-14-18

Such a great story. I loved Avery's strength and sense of self. Liam's quiet strength was reassuring and not overwhelming or dominating. Looking forward to Shannon's new adventure.

  • Mr. Darcy's Reverie: A Sensual Pride and Prejudice Variation

  • By: Emma Hawke, A Lady
  • Narrated by: J K Mannion
  • Length: 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

This is a short and steamy Jane Austen fan fiction romantic story about fine eyes, a dirty petticoat, and their effect on a gentleman's ability to reign in his passion. Mr. Darcy reflects upon the bewitching Miss Elizabeth Bennett, his admiration growing ever warmer as he imagines her as his wife. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!!

  • By Mandymay💄👠👛 on 11-02-18

Darcy's

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

Reviewed: 11-14-18

This was a very short tale told from Darcy's POV. There's no interaction between himself and Elizabeth Bennet. This is his account of his wet dreams about Elizabeth while she is at Netherfield taking care of Jane while Jane is unwell. I wish there was more meat. There's not enough of a story.

The narrator did really well.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Phi Alpha Pi

  • 21st Century Austen, Book 2
  • By: Sara Marks
  • Narrated by: Libby Marshall
  • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    0 out of 5 stars 0
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

Lizbeth has a busy senior year ahead of her, balancing her goals to complete an bring president of her sorority, writing an honors thesis, graduating, and decide her future plans. Love isn’t something she’s even thinking about. That is, until Wil, a new transfer student, pushes every one of her buttons. Lizbeth finds Wil to be rude, snobby, and judgmental. Even though she tries to avoid him, he seems to be everywhere, scowling when he sees her in classes and at parties. That is, until his Thanksgiving proclamation of love. It causes Lizbeth to reconsider how she sees the world and Wil.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 3.5 Stars for the story, the narrative was horrid

  • By JM Saenz on 10-16-18

3.5 Stars for the story, the narrative was horrid

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

Reviewed: 10-16-18

I don't think I have ever said anything this objectionable regarding a narrator performance until now. The voice pitch and volume changed from sentence to sentence at times. The audio was garbled or muffled at most times and at others there were echoes. I think the only reason I was able to understand it all was because I was using the Kindle WhisperSync option and I was following along when possible and other times I went back and replayed the audio until I understood it.

Regarding the storyline: This is more of a re-imagined version of P&P than a retelling of the story. Nonetheless, it is still an interesting book.

Even though the characters were supposed to be adults on a college campus, some of attitudes portrayed were at times that of pre-teens and teenagers and not young adults.

I would buy more audiobooks from this author if AND ONLY IF this narrator is not used for those subsequent recordings.

  • The Earl of London

  • By: Louise Bay
  • Narrated by: Shane East, Imogen Church
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 461
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 428
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 428

I believe in love. It just doesn’t believe in me. I date. I’m all for giving guys a chance. I’ve just never met the one. Until on a spring morning in the English countryside, a tall, dark stranger emerges from the mist. Logan Steele is all tousled hair, hard chest, and lips so perfect I want to reach out and touch them, just to check they’re real. Did I mention he’s an Earl with a self-made fortune? But when I find out Logan Steele is out to destroy everything I’ve dedicated my life to protect, the chemistry disappears and the hope that had blossomed my chest turns to rage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great narration

  • By Erin Lewis on 08-27-18

F-ing great!

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

Reviewed: 10-13-18

This was f-ing incredible. I am glad Darcy was able to get HEA finally. Makes wonder who will cupid's arrow hit next. Perhaps Aurora?!

Narrators did a wonderful job.