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  • Just Say Yes

  • Escape to New Zealand, Book 10
  • By: Rosalind James
  • Narrated by: Emma Wilder
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 334
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332

Kevin McNicholl may be a brutal force on the rugby field, but off the field, the star New Zealand All Black is a famously nice guy. His new tenant, though, arouses more than his protective side. She sets him on fire. Pity he's evicting her. Every woman deserves her dreams. Chloe Donaldson can't afford dreams, though, so she's given them up. Marriage, her ballet career, and now, her beautiful tower apartment with its view of the sea. Her new landlord is kicking her out, along with her three-year-old son, Zavy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just Say YES to "Just Say Yes"

  • By EstherF on 04-07-17

Terrible Narration - Good Story

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

Reviewed: 12-09-18

I enjoyed the story but I DO NOT like this narrator. Her female voices sound like men and the men sound like a woman trying to sound like a man by trying to get her voice to go lower than it's capable of going. She also reads everything breathy. Sexy or intense scenes could call for breathy but everyday conversations don't. It's just irritating to have the whole book read breathily. Her accent is ok but Claire Bocking who read the previous 7 books was much much better. I don't think I'll be willing to use a credit for book 10 since it's read by Emma Wilder, Two books from her is more than enough

  • Born Standing Up

  • A Comic's Life
  • By: Steve Martin
  • Narrated by: Steve Martin
  • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,909
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,887
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,848

In the mid-70s, Steve Martin exploded onto the comedy scene. By 1978 he was the biggest concert draw in the history of stand-up. In 1981 he quit forever. Born Standing Up is, in his own words, the story of "why I did stand-up and why I walked away".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Andrew on 11-30-07

Born Sitting and Laughing: A Fan's Life

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

Reviewed: 11-29-18

I had the pleasure of seeing Steve Martin in 1978 in Kansas City, Missouri. I still remember with great joy the wonderful time that friends and I shared that night, as well as the laughter that stayed with them and I for months after.
I loved this book because it brought me back to my twenty-somethings and it's insights brings me much happiness and reminders of the life lessons I've learned long the way.
Thanks Steve, for all the joy and laughter then and again today. You killed me!

  • Chosen for Power

  • Women of Power Series, Volume 1
  • By: Kathleen Brooks
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281

Somebody is out to destroy Elle Simpson and everything she's worked hard to build. As the CEO of a corporate conglomerate, Elle is used to fighting off challengers. However this new threat comes at a time when she finally lets her guard down to meet Prince Charming. And it's unlike anything she's been up against before.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • This could be the start of a good series

  • By Noirbear on 05-03-15

Would've Preferred A. Different Narrator

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

Reviewed: 11-12-18

Amy McFadden makes me cringe sometimes with the voices she does but I really enjoyed the story. I'm not sure how a female narrator can do female voices so badly. she does okay when she's doing the main character but when she tries to do different voices it'll just make you cringe. So if you can get past her narration you'll enjoy this book. I thought the story was great and I plan to listen to the rest too. Hopefully she'll be better for the next books

  • Bluegrass State of Mind

  • Bluegrass, Book 1
  • By: Kathleen Brooks
  • Narrated by: Eric Dove
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,092
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 979
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 981

McKenna Mason, a New York City attorney with a love of all things Prada, is on the run from a group of powerful, dangerous men. McKenna turns to a teenage crush, Will Ashton, for help in starting a new life in beautiful horse country. She finds that Will is now a handsome, successful race horse farm owner. As the old flame is ignited, complications are aplenty in the form of a nasty ex-wife, an ex-boyfriend intent on killing her, and a feisty race horse who refuses to race without a kiss. Can Will and McKenna cross the finish line together, and more importantly, alive?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • OMG FANTASTIC book

  • By Ginny LaMere on 06-10-13

I enjoyed listening

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

Reviewed: 09-17-18

I enjoyed the story. There were several times I laughed out loud and there were moments when I couldn't put it down. I would have enjoyed it more though if there had been more physical romance between the H & H. I'm not looking for erotica or porn. I actually think it's sexier to leave some of it to the imagination, but leaving it out all together is kind of on the boring side for me. It's not likely that two healthy adults in a relationship aren't going to end up in bed together. Especially after they've both declared their love. So I don't know how Audible decided to rate this romance sizzling, I would rate it sweet. I'm still looking forward to the next book though because like I said, I did enjoy the story and the characters.

The narration was ok. It definitely wasn't the best but was also not the worst. The male and female voices were good but I had an issue with the voices for the older ladies. It wasn't so bad that it was irritating but the narrator just didn't seem to really know how the accents and older southern phrases should work.

  • Easy Nights

  • By: Kristen Proby
  • Narrated by: Rachel Fulginiti, Zachary Webber
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,481
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,387
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,385

Savannah Boudreaux knows what it is to hurt. To bleed. To be afraid that the man she's promised to be true to until "death do us part" might in fact separate them far sooner than anyone had ever anticipated. But Van also knows what it is to survive. To move on. To live life to the fullest. With five brothers and sisters and a loving mother as her constant source of strength during the pain and the healing, Van realizes there is little else she needs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exceptional End for a Great Series!

  • By Mrs S on 07-12-17

Best of Series

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

Reviewed: 08-03-18

The previous book was not good, but like I said in that review, this author was capable of better than that and she proved it with this book. The story had good structure and kept me on the edge of my seat at times. It had some great steamy romance but it wasn't filled with empty sex scenes like the last book. This time the sex was an integral part of the storyline.

I particularly loved the very end of the book. It was a sweet addition and ending to the series.

  • Easy Magic

  • By: Kristen Proby
  • Narrated by: Zachary Webber, Rachel Fulginiti
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,572
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,475
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,471

Family. Responsibility. Stability. As the co-CEO of Bayou Enterprises and the eldest of the Boudreaux clan, Beau is the epitome of these. Now that his baby sister, Gabby, is happily settled down, Beau has moved into the company loft in the heart of the French Quarter to be closer to his office while his own home is built. He doesn't have time for anything but the family he adores and the company that drives him. If only the bewitching owner of the herb shop downstairs from Beau's loft weren't so damn tempting.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hello Zachary Webber!

  • By Erika on 04-05-17

All Sex, No Story

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

Reviewed: 08-03-18

I love steamy romances so I have no problem with a book having several steamy sex scenes. But.....the sex needs to be "part" of the story, not "the" story. I've been listening to the Boudreaux stories from the start and overall, I've liked them. At least until I hit on this one. This one is like a novella that's had hours of constant sex added to it. There's just not enough substance to this storyline. It's disappointing too because this author is capable of much better.

As for the narrators, they're ok. The acting and actual narration was fine but their accents are terrible. Since the book makes specific reference to their supposed Louisianna accents and Simon's Brittish accent, they should have hired actors capable of speaking that way.

  • Wildfire

  • A Hidden Legacy Novel
  • By: Ilona Andrews
  • Narrated by: Renee Raudman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,929
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,807
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,800

Nevada Baylor can't decide which is more frustrating - harnessing her truthseeker abilities or dealing with Connor "Mad" Rogan and their evolving relationship. Yes, the billionaire Prime is helping her navigate the complex magical world in which she's become a crucial player - and sometimes a pawn - but she also has to deal with his ex-fiancée, whose husband has disappeared and whose damsel-in-distress act is wearing very, very thin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just as wonderful as Daniels world and Innkeeper.

  • By Michael Harmon on 08-25-17

love love love this series. Just can't get enough

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

Reviewed: 08-03-17

This is definitely my new favorite. I certainly hope there are more books added to this series. If you enjoy fantasy romance books you will you will love these books too. They are well-written and fun and will keep you riveted to each of the books. it's been a long time since I've enjoyed a series this much!

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  • Burn for Me

  • A Hidden Legacy, Book 1
  • By: Ilona Andrews
  • Narrated by: Renee Raudman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,375
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,194
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,190

Nevada Baylor is faced with the most challenging case of her detective career - a suicide mission to bring in a suspect in a volatile situation. Nevada isn't sure she has the chops. Her quarry is a Prime, the highest rank of magic user, who can set anyone and anything on fire. Then she's kidnapped by Connor "Mad" Rogan - a darkly tempting billionaire with equally devastating powers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOVED LOVED LOVED THIS BOOK

  • By Owned By Fizz on 07-29-15

Outstanding Writing, Outstanding Perfomance!

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

Reviewed: 07-27-17

Where does Burn for Me rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I'd have to say, I would rank this series in my top five. And given the amount of reading/listening I go through every week, that's saying something. I found this book by looking for books narrated by Renee Raudman. The high ratings and the fact that she was continuing to read throughout the series meant I had to give it a try.

What did you like best about this story?

It's hard to pick what I liked best about this book. There really wasn't anything not to like. It's well written and well performed. If I have to pick though, I would pick the WTF moment in the epilogue where you find out there's a huge plot twist. I knew I liked the book and would continue to the next book before I got to the epilogue but the big twist at the end there guaranteed my reading every book, for sure. I even semi-yelled OMG, NFW, which got my husband's attention and he asked me to tell him about the book.

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

I love the way Renee narrates. I first heard her perform Manhunting by Jennifer Crusie. (Cute book by the way. If you've never read it, you should) I fell in love with her as a narrator though, when I heard her perform Blue Eyed Devil by Lisa Kleypas. (Another book I HIGHLY recommend.) I've seen reviews where people have not liked her style at all and I respect the fact that her style could be one where you either love her or hate her but I love her. She is particularly good at making the love scenes delicious but she also has really great comedic timing. Like I said in the opening paragraph, I found this series by specifically looking for books read by her. I wouldn't do that if I didn't find her exceptional.

Any additional comments?

I generally don't care for books that leave the relationship between the H & H to spill over into the next book or books. I prefer seeing the couple come together by the end of the book. But this one was just too good to hold that against it. So I'm still giving it all five stars. It's worth every penny (or a credit). I'm looking forward to books 2 and 3.

  • Wired

  • By: Julie Garwood
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 948
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 856
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 852

Allison Trent doesn't look like a hacker. In fact, when she's not in college working on her degree, she models on the side. But behind her gorgeous face is a brilliant mind for computers and her real love is writing - and hacking - code. Her dream is to write a new security program that could revolutionize the tech industry.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Save your credit! Can't believe this is Garwood.

  • By M. Davis on 07-06-17

loved it!

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

Reviewed: 07-14-17

The only thing bad about these books…. is that Ms Garwood doesn't write them fast enough. I can hardly wait until the next one.

  • Roaring up the Wrong Tree

  • Grayslake: More Than Mated Series, Book 3
  • By: Celia Kyle
  • Narrated by: Kendall Taylor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127

Half-hyena, Trista has spent years rotating between Grayslake, Redby, and Boyne Falls. When the Grayslake Itan - the local clan's werebear leader - orders a purge of all hyenas, she finds herself fighting to hold onto the hand-to-mouth life she's created. Her carefully built existence is threatened further when a gorgeous werebear strides into her life and demands not just her heart, but her very soul. She'll think about it, but not until her shift ends at seven.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this story.

  • By Kwas on 10-20-17

The best so far.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-30-17

The storyline in this one really captivated me. Most of the time, when it comes to the "will they make it or won't they" part, there's no real tension since you already know they'll make it. In this book though, I found myself so into the story, I was actually getting tense. I had to remind myself that they would be fine.

The narrator for these books is pretty good. She could work on having better voices for the male characters though. She does the lead male voice fine. It'll sounds like a man. The other male voices though will tend to sound less manly. Van's voice in this book sounded like a ten year old boy. Her acting and inflection though were both really well done.

I'm looking forward to the next book.

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