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  • All the Little Lights

  • By: Jamie McGuire
  • Narrated by: Karissa Vacker, Darrell Dennis
  • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 440
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 394
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 394

The first time Elliott Youngblood spots Catherine Calhoun, he’s just a boy with a camera, and he’s never seen a sadder and more beautiful sight. Both Elliott and Catherine feel like outcasts, yet they find an easy friendship with each other. But when Catherine needs him most, Elliott is forced to leave town. Elliott finally returns, but he and Catherine are now different people. He’s a star high school athlete, and she spends all her free time working at her mother’s mysterious bed-and-breakfast. Catherine hasn’t forgiven Elliott for abandoning her, but he’s determined to win her back....

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

  • By Cyndi on 08-22-18

I Love Jamie McGuire!

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

I love Jamie McGuire...I have loved her since Beautiful Disaster. And this book is no different...what a wonderfully written, gripping, surprising and sweet romance. I thoroughly enjoyed the story line and the budding friendship and love of Catherine and Elliot and was completely taken off guard with the ending! Wow. The shroud of mystery throughout the story really kept me hooked. My only complaint was I didn't like the male narrator...he didn't seem to go with what I thought a young, Native American football player would sound like...he narrated the first chapter and I almost didn't keep going, but knowing it was Jamie, I kept listening. Thankfully, the female narrator has many more chapters than the male narrator and it was so worth the credit and the listen!

  • Total Exposure

  • Jordan's Game, Book 1
  • By: JA Huss
  • Narrated by: Elena Wolfe, Christian Fox, Teddy Hamilton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195

Evangeline's life is dark and lonely. She'll do anything to change that. Anything. Even play a game with a stranger she's never met. What starts out as "therapy" soon turns into a passionate anonymous love affair. Her blindfold is like a security blanket and his touch is what lights a fire inside her. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm Speechless...SOOOO good!

  • By Shanna on 07-03-18

I'm Speechless...SOOOO good!

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

Reviewed: 07-03-18

I'm speechless. I am a huge JA Huss fan, and some of her books I like more than others...some I LOVE and I am obsessed with and some I listen to, but I probably won't listen to them again. I knew Jordan's Game was a spin off of Taking Turns and I liked the Taking Turns series, but I didn't really know what to expect from Jordan's Game and I really wasn't anxiously waiting for this book (series) to release on Audible. But holy hell...was I wrong!

This book is so good!!! Like all of Julie's books, it's not your typical boy meets girl, falls in love, has an argument or misunderstanding, split up and then finally get back together. Her creativity and imagination with her love stories are so right on and they keep me glued to my phone to hear what happens next. I am now anxiously waiting for the rest of the series to be released so I can hear more of Jordan's Game.

And the narrators...WOW..Christian Fox SLAYED this narration. He was so good, I haven't listened to much of him, but I'll be searching his name now!!! And Teddy Hamilton and Elena Wold are always amazing and so, so good!

This is far beyond worth a credit!! Get this book, you won't be disappointed!!!

18 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • Passion Rising

  • By: Johnathan McClain, JA Huss
  • Narrated by: Tad Branson, Ava Erickson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136

She wants peace in a world made of chaos. He wants to rid himself of a lifetime of guilt. They’re soul mates, but that’s no guarantee. They’ll need to rely on each other to find their happily ever after. Because the fight never ends - it just gets easier with someone at your side.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW.. IMO IT DOESN’T COME BETTER THAN THIS

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 06-01-18

Perfect Ending for Maddie & Tyler

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

Reviewed: 06-28-18

I LOVED this series! Maddie and Tyler are so broken, but so perfect for each other!! I love the culmination of their story in Passion Rising...JA Huss and Johnathan McClain are the newest and greatest writing duo that you should be listening to - their stories are filled with unexpected twists and turns, clever wit and laugh out loud moments!! Ava and Tad are awesome with the narration...they bring Maddie and Tyler to life! Love, Love, Love this book and series!

  • Flesh into Fire

  • Original Sin, Book 3
  • By: JA Huss, Johnathan McClain
  • Narrated by: Tad Branson, Ava Erickson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 158

Tyler Morgan has been fighting back his whole adult life. He’s ready for anything when it comes to payback. But endangering Maddie can’t be part of the deal. Unfortunately for him, once Maddie gets an idea in her head, there’s no stopping her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great! Keep going!

  • By Lisa on 05-24-18

This book is ON FIRE!

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

Reviewed: 05-16-18

Wow. Just Wow. Just finished listening to Flesh into Fire and this series is just SO GOOD!! I laugh (a lot), cry (a little), my heart is racing (often) and I'm all hot and bothered (well...ya know)...these characters, their escapades, the dialogue and their internal struggles...I don't know where these two come up with it....but it's SOOOO awesome! And the narrating is the cherry on top - beyond fabulous! Thank you Julie and Johnathan - can't wait for the last book! <3

  • Dane's Storm

  • By: Mia Sheridan
  • Narrated by: Lance Greenfield, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,068
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 992
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 988

Dane was her first kiss and the only man she ever loved...until their marriage crashed and burned. Now Audra has built a quiet life for herself running a flower shop she's put her whole heart into. But Audra is left reeling when an unexpected circumstance brings Dane back into her world. He's still as breathtaking as he ever was, and he still affects her more than any man she's ever known. Yet learning to trust him again could be a matter of life and death....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A true second chance

  • By Avid Listener on 04-03-18

Just OK

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

Reviewed: 03-21-18

I have loved Mia's previous stories, but I wasn't taken away by this one. It moved a little slowly for me and the characters didn't fully pull me in. Although I think a big part of the problem for me was the male narration...he really threw me off. Every. Single. Word. was overly dramatic...wayyyy overly dramatic. He also sounded much older than the character should have sounded (in my mind). I didn't like his reading at all. Erin was great!

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Sin with Me

  • By: Johnathan McClain, JA Huss
  • Narrated by: Tad Branson, Ava Erickson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267

Maddie isn’t looking to be saved. She knows the only person you can count on is yourself. Her moral compass might not point true north these days - but at least she’s still standing. The military taught Tyler about loyalty. Being there for your brothers is the only thing that matters - but when it mattered most, he wasn’t.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A CREATIVE & MULTI-LAYERED TEN STAR MASTERPIECE

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 06-01-18

Heavenly Duo(s)!!

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

Reviewed: 03-15-18

Maddie and Tyler hooked me from the beginning...I want more of their story and I cannot wait to see where they take me!!

Ava and Tad were SPECTACULAR as narrators!! I felt as if I was them...like it was my brain that was thinking and speaking...they really brought Maddie and Tyler to life for me. Perfection.

JA Huss and Johnathan McClain are a new force to be reckoned with!! I have ALWAYS loved Julie's books, so I was a bit worried throwing "some guy" ;-) into the mix...but honestly...I don't know why I was worried. These two are fire...what an awesome writing team. It is such a seamless, well written story, with unexpected twists and turns, witty humor and holy hotness sex scenes! I anxiously await what these two will bring us next through their intense, perverted and "don't give a f*ck" stories, with just the right amount of wit, humor and poignancy.

  • Five

  • A Mister Standalone, Book 0.5
  • By: JA Huss
  • Narrated by: Anna Riordan, Teddy Hamilton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205

Five Aston has known Rory Shrike for as long as he can remember. He played with her in the sandbox. He went to every damn horse show just to be supportive. He helped her with her French, walked her home from school, and faked his test scores just to stay with her a little longer and not be sent off to college early. But eventually he had to move on. And so did she. Never has a second chance meant so much to a boy who loves a girl.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Will listen again

  • By Jessica Hanley on 01-31-18

SOOOO Worth the Wait!!

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

Reviewed: 02-08-18

How much do I love Five and Princess Rory?? Sooo much! I think Five has topped my love for his Dad, #F*ckingFord! I absolutely loved this much needed love story for these two...it had me swooning, laughing hysterically (Rory F*cking Shrike!!) and on the edge of my seat with anticipation. It pulls all of the Misters together, as a prequel, and just another hot one by Ms. JA Huss!

And...sighhh....Teddy Hamilton...I am in love (ear love?) with Teddy Hamilton. He just does it for me and he always has the right tone, inflection, cadence...he is one full package :-) Anna is wonderful as well...but since Five (read: Teddy) is my boyfriend...I couldn't wait for the next chapter with him.

JA Huss can write no wrong...she is absolutely amazing and I just wait with bated breath until her next one comes out. Cannot wait for Mr. & Mrs. on audio!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Goodbye Paradise

  • By: Sarina Bowen
  • Narrated by: Teddy Hamilton, Dake Bliss
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 452
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 428
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 429

Most people called it a cult. But for 20 years, Josh and Caleb called it home. In Paradise, there is no television. No fast food. Just long hours of farmwork and prayer on a dusty Wyoming ranch and nights in a crowded bunkhouse. The boys of the Compound are kept far from the sinners' world. But Joshua doesn't need temptation to sin. His whole life he's wanted his best friend, Caleb. By day they work side by side. Only when Josh closes his eyes at night can they be together the way he craves. It can never be.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I wish it had been a single narrator.

  • By Belen on 06-03-17

Sweet Story and Loved Half of the Narration

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

Reviewed: 01-26-18

I love Sarina's M/M romances...they are always wonderful stories of exploration and blossoming of young, male love. This was no different...except it was from a religious/cult perspective, rather than her usual hockey view. I still loved it!

I agree with some of the other reviews I saw...I absolutely LOVE Teddy Hamilton and his narration...it is always perfect! I was less than thrilled with Dake's...I had to speed up the narration for his chapters to get through them because they were so slow and stilted.

Overall, a great story, love Sarina's writing and the HEA, but I couldn't give it five stars because of Dake's narration.

  • Anarchy Chained

  • Alpha Thomas
  • By: JA Huss
  • Narrated by: Teddy Hamilton, Kate Russell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85

Everyone wants revenge. That's what I tell my new would-be partner in crime, Sadie Scott. "You're crazy," she says. "Certifiably insane." Just a little. But isn't everyone a little crazy? "And I'm gonna get the hell away from you as fast as I can." She's so cute when she's defiant. "As soon as I get my memory back and figure out who I am." Yeah. That little problem is definitely working in my favor. Yes, Sadie Scott, you're mine now. We were made to be together. Just the three of us. Together. Forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hopefully Not the End of This Fantastic Ride!!!

  • By Erin on 12-10-17

This book will blow your mind!!

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

Reviewed: 01-08-18

Are you kidding me?!? How does Julie come up with this stuff? I just finished Anarchy Chained and my mind is blown (no pun intended)!! I absolutely LOVED the ending to this series...I loved them all, but Thomas and Sadie...Soooo good! And Teddy Hamilton - I think I’m in love (from this book and others) - and Kate Russell was perfect for Sadie (first time I’ve heard her). I’m just so amazed at every little detail from Julie...it all comes together so perfectly and I can’t imagine how she keeps it all straight! Not to mention the hot, hot, hot sex! JA Huss is bad *ss!!!

Couple of disclaimers - this is not your typical, sweet, lovey-dovey romance...it is fantasy, supernatural story lines with some hot Super Villains!! And I don't normally read this fantasy type genre...but this was an awesome ride! Julie's writing will pull me into any genre, she's just that good! You also do need to read the first two to have ANY idea what is happening in this final book. But it is worth it. So worth it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Company

  • By: JA Huss
  • Narrated by: Ava Erickson, Tad Branson
  • Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 415
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 401
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 401

Twenty-eight-year-old James Fenici has been an assassin since he was 16. He's amassed debts and favors from countless Company brothers and participated in hundreds of Company jobs. But there are not enough favors in the world to clear his debt and make him worthy of the only girl he's ever wanted. Eighteen-year-old Harper Tate is the girl who doesn't exist. Born and raised on a mega-yacht in a tropical paradise, she was destined to be a secret until now. Now she must choose between two Company men.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FIVE MASSIVE FREAKING STARS ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  • By Maria on 10-20-17

Wow! Wow! Wow! JA Huss is Bad*ss!!

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

Reviewed: 11-20-17

I cannot even explain how much I loved this book (series of books!)

I found Julie about 2 years ago and have been hooked ever since...however I only &amp;quot;read&amp;quot; audiobooks, so even though The Company books have been out in print for years, I am just now finally &amp;quot;reading&amp;quot; these. And boy were they worth the wait!! The way Julie's mind works is fascinating - her stories, her characters, the plot twists, the love, the tenderness, the drama...this is not your typical romance...but damn, it is soooo good! Her characters give us so much and I love, love, love James, Sasha and Harper! I really can't even explain how much I loved these books. Of course, the references back to the Rook &amp;amp; Ronin series helped weave in her amazing characters that we love and simply can't get enough of from Julie.

I know I'll be listening to this one again because they are all re-listens, because each time with Julie's books, I always learn something new.

Ava and Tad are simply perfect...drop mic.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful