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  • The Fiery Heart

  • Bloodlines, Book 4
  • By: Richelle Mead
  • Narrated by: Emily Shaffer, Alden Ford
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,323
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,187
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,184

Sydney Sage is an alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets - and human lives. In the Indigo Spell, Sydney was torn between the alchemist way of life and what her heart and gut were telling her to do. And in one breathtaking moment that Richelle Mead fans will never forget, she made a decision that shocked even her...But the struggle isn't over for Sydney. As she navigates the aftermath of her life-changing decision, she still finds herself pulled in too many directions at once.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Turned it on...Turned it off :'(

  • By Debbie  on 12-05-13

Adrian & Sydney

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

Reviewed: 12-28-17

Man this book pulled at my heart. It's the best book so far but I felt so bad for both Adrian and of course Sydney i'm really afraid to find out what happens to her in reeducation. But I'm convinced Sydney will be able to manipulate the alchemists and find her freedom to return to Adrian.

  • Love Games

  • Revenge Games Duet, Book 2
  • By: Sky Corgan
  • Narrated by: Arthur J. Hoyt
  • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

All my dreams have finally come true. The wealthy, charming, and seemingly unobtainable Peter Burgett is now my boyfriend. He's taking me out to charity functions and fancy restaurants. It's everything I thought I wanted. Except I realize now that our relationship is built on a lie.... I spent so much time trying to be someone else to make him like me that I lost myself. Even worse, I have no one to confide in, because my best friend, Caleb, now has a girlfriend that seems bound and determined to keep us apart.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I think I need one more.

  • By ABR-Penelope on 12-23-17

Willow & Caleb

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

Reviewed: 11-23-17

In this second book of the series Willow is now Peter's girlfriend she thinks she has exactly what she wants but does she really? As her relationship with Peter grows her relationship with Caleb becomes rocky. Can she have the boyfriend she's always wanted and the best friend she didn't know she had?

I liked Willow she is a sweet girl but pretty oblivious about people around her and their feelings. I feel like Willow and Peter were just wrong for each other and Caleb what a friend he does everything he can to get the two of them together but he slowly realizes he has feelings for her himself. This book is a rollercoaster for all three characters. A very interesting book.

Although the narrator does a good job I think this book might have been better with a female narrator, it's almost impossible to tell the difference between Caleb and Peter but other than that it's good.

  • The Institute: Daddy Issues

  • By: Evangeline Anderson
  • Narrated by: Sierra Kline
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

Can Kink heal a Broken Heart? Detective Andi Sugarbaker is going to find out... the hard way. Searching for the source of the deadly new date rape drug, "Please", Andi and her partner, Viktor Saltanov, must go undercover at the infamous age play resort, called simply The Institute. Here at The Institute, time is rolled back, and Andi finds herself forced to relive painful trauma from her past in order to pursue her case.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Andi & Salt

  • By Christine on 11-20-17

Andi & Salt

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

Reviewed: 11-20-17

This book is about two detectives Andi and Salt who have to go undercover in a special club for bigs and littles people who participate in ageplay in order to find out who is distributing a dangerous drug that makes the user so wanton that if they aren't pleased can kill. Unfortunately for Andi this experience will bring up past memories and feelings she'd rather forget. Can she and Salt do what they must to find the bad guys and stay friends and partners?

I loved this book! It was hot and fun and emotional and deep. A truly enjoyable book. Andi has tried so hard to keep her past in the past and not dwell on a father who abandoned her as a child but hidden feelings are beginning to surface as her partner Salt takes up the role as her Papa and begins to care for her. Unbeknownst to her she thinks Salt is only acting as he must for the case but that isn't true he's just as much drawn into this world where he is Andi's sole protector and guardian. He'll do what he must to protect her. This book was a lot of fun.

The narrator Sierra Kline was very good. I enjoyed listening to her narrate the story. She was so good in fact that sometimes I forgot that she was also doing the voice of Salt. I love when female narrators can do convincing male voices. A very good job narrating the book.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Mr. Romantic

  • A Mister Standalone, Book 2
  • By: JA Huss
  • Narrated by: Erin Mallon, Tad Branson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 608
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 579
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 580

Charm is the key to the world. Charisma, magnetism, sex appeal - that "it" factor that can't be described. Nolan Delaney has it is spades. The infamous Mr. Romantic. And maybe he is out of my league, but I'm going to give it the old college try anyway. Because I didn't travel 2,000 miles for a job interview at his request just to be put out like trash. Don't underestimate me, Mr. Delaney. I'm really not as innocent as I look.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Out of breath much?

  • By Kindle Customer on 06-03-17

Mr. Romantic is Hot!

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

Reviewed: 01-20-17

Mr. Romantic is the second book in the Misters series. The story centers around five men with a sordid past and the consequences of an event that happened ten years ago that still affects their lives to this day.

Nolan Delany aka Mr. Romantic needs someone to help manage his new resort and an unexpected applicant shows up and puts a wrench in his plans. Ivy Rockwell is a recent graduate from Brown University and she gets a very unexpected offer from a man she doesn't know about a job she never applied for. Unknown to both of them their lives are going to change forever and they'll discover (some) of the secrets about how they came to met each other.

This story starts off mysterious, we have no idea why Ivy is getting an invitation for a job and we have no idea who set it up. When Ivy and Nolan meet wow just wow the sparks are there from the start and the sexual attraction between them is potent. But as more time pass we find Nolan very weird. Like Ivy we kind of wonder is this guy psycho? Did he really do what he was accused of ten years ago? Ivy isn't sure and neither am I. He seems very dark and then he tells her his fantasy. Man is it hot. The way he describes his fantasy to her is really really hot and as I'm reading it I really want it to happen. Between all this there is Nolan's sister Claudette who is most like crazy. She keeps warning Ivy away from Nolan but as I read more I found her more and more unsettling and a major bitch. There is this whole back and forth thing between Nolan and Ivy, who is telling the truth and who is pulling the strings? I really enjoyed this book because Nolan's fantasy is a fantasy rape scene. I haven't read many fantasy rape erotica/romance's, it's not a subject most writers want to write about but I truly love these types of books because it's so out there. The idea of getting hurt or forced but knowing it could easily stop with one word, it's hot. When we finally get to the fantasy rape scene it's epic. The mind fuck is so perfect... I can't even really describe it. Ivy at one points says she can't tell if it's really fantasy or if it's real and as the reader I too couldn't tell. I spent the whole time saying to myself is the a good guy? In my head I'm going "noyesnoyesnoyes". Was Nolan an actually rapist or was this indeed a fantasy rape scene. It's the most intense moment of the book my opinion it's so well written that I as the reader am being mind fucked by reading. This book is dual pov by both Nolan and Ivy and even with Nolan's side of the story as the reader I was wondering the whole time is he crazy? or just kinky? The book ends with some closure on how Ivy get's invite for a job for Nolan's resort but we are left with a new set of questions after a scene where four of the five Misters meet to talk about the events that happened with Nolan and Ivy and it definitely gives the reader an appetite for the next Misters' stories. Wonderful story, great characters, awesome mind fucks and hot sex what more could you ask for in a book?

The narrators were great. I love Erin Mallon she brings such emotion to her narrating and she makes me forget that she's not a guy when she does the male voices. This is the first book I've listened to with Tad Branson and he's not the best but he's also not the worse male narrator I've heard. So I really enjoyed this audiobook.

8 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • The Krinar Captive

  • By: Anna Zaires, Dima Zales
  • Narrated by: Roberto Scarlato
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 386
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 353
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 353

Emily Ross never expected to survive her deadly fall in the Costa Rican jungle, and she certainly never thought she'd wake up in a strangely futuristic dwelling, held captive by the most beautiful man she'd ever seen. A man who seems to be more than human.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I have fallen in love with Zaron

  • By Lynn on 01-17-17

Emily and Zaron

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

Reviewed: 10-19-16

This story was feakin' awesome! I loved that we get to see what happened before K day before Korum and Mia met. It was really cool to get to see a new Krinar Zaron and that Korum makes an appearance. I found it hilarious that Korum doesn't understand Zaron's want to have Emily as a Charl and yet we the reader know that he will eventually take Mia as his Charl so that's really fun. The connection between Zaron and Emily is freakin' hot! They are just meant to be together. The book ends with them leaving for Krina. I hope there might be a book in the future about one of the couples lives on the Krinar home planet.

Roberto Scarlato does a wonderful job bringing the characters to life. I really enjoyed his narration.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Three, Two, One (321)

  • A Dark Suspense
  • By: JA Huss
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Ava Erickson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,954
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,819
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,823

Battered, barefoot, and huddled under a bookstore awning in the pouring rain, Blue only knows one thing. After 15 months of captivity, finally she is free. Self-made millionaires JD and Ark are not out to save anyone when they stumble upon a wet and shivering girl one early Sunday morning. But when you sell sex for a living and salvation rings your bell, you answer the call. After years of searching, love lifts the veil of darkness, and three people - with three very big secrets - find themselves bound together.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sex, lies, and videotape...

  • By Laura on 06-09-16

Great Story, Great Narration

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

Reviewed: 06-09-16

Wow this book was way different than anything I've read before. The connection between the characters, the mystery of their pasts, the secrets the lies it all leads to an epic and very unexpected ending which I though was sad but also turned out pretty happy. Great story.

The narrators were awesome. Ava Erickson sounds exactly how I imagined Blue sounding like in my head and Sebastian York as Ark wowowow. I usually like female narrators more than male narrators but Sebastian York was fucking hot! I'll definitely be checking out other books he's narrated.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • In Flight

  • An Erotic Menage Romance Short Story
  • By: Rachael Orman
  • Narrated by: Sierra Kline
  • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 31

All it took was for the right, older man to sit next to me. That flight changed my life. What started out as boring, small talk swiftly changed to flirting. Things got out of hand for a while, but he made sure to leave me with memories I'll never forget.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A quickie but hottie!

  • By CDBW on 04-12-16

Fun Short Story

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

Reviewed: 04-20-16

This was a fun short story about a young business woman who meets a man on a flight, naughtiness ensues and she gets several nice surprises. The story is well written, it would be fun to see a continuation of story. The characters are hot and have good chemistry. A fun story if you like menage.

  • Oasis

  • By: Dima Zales
  • Narrated by: Roberto Scarlato
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 362
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 320
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 318

My name is Theo, and I'm a resident of Oasis, the last habitable area on Earth. It's meant to be a paradise, a place where we are all content. Vulgarity, violence, insanity, and other ills are but a distant memory, and even death no longer plagues us.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You will get sucked into their world!

  • By Nicole MommaKauk on 05-01-16

Twists and turns that'll keep you wondering

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

Reviewed: 02-18-16

This story was awesome! From the first chapter I was hooked and got so into the story that I had to know what was going on. The first half of the book seems so surreal and I thought I knew what was happening and then it turns out that I had no idea what was going on. Things made sense but then you start to wonder if everything else that happens is real or not. Loved the connection between Theo and Phoe. I kept thinking "omg! that's who she is!" and every time it turned out I was wrong (and so was Theo) but when her identity is finally revealed I had no words I was truly not expecting her to be who she was. I really enjoyed this book and can't wait for the next one.

Roberto Scarlato is the narrator for this book. I'm so used to hearing him narrate in other books that this one kind of surprised me. I find he's much better narrating older men than a young teen. I've heard better narrators and worse narrators but I don't blame him because the first book in a series always takes some time to figure out who the characters are.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Wanderlust

  • By: Skye Warren
  • Narrated by: Lucy James
  • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 62

Evie always dreamed of seeing the world, but her first night at a motel turns into a nightmare. Hunter is a rugged trucker willing to do anything to keep her - including kidnapping. As they cross the country in his rig, Evie plots her escape, but she may find what she's been looking for right beside her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Dark, but deliciously Twisted Stars

  • By Jacqueline's Reads on 04-29-15

Wow great introduction to Skye Warren

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

Reviewed: 05-26-15

Audiobooks are amazing, when you get the right narrator for the right story it can be magic. This book did that. The story sucked me in, it was well written and the narrator did it justice.

If I had read this book first I know I would have liked it because it's my preferred genre of book, but because I heard the audiobook before ever having read the book I loved it. The story came alive. I was with the characters, I felt their emotions, I went with them on their journey.

Sometimes hearing a story told to you rather than read it gives you shivers (at least for me it does), that's why I truly love audiobooks. Some things can never be unheard and they stick with you. I don't know why some books hit a cord with me more than others (I can count one hand the numbers of books/audiobooks that have done this to me) and this makes you search for something similar that will make you feel that way again. That's the work of first an amazing author and second and amazing narrator. It's no wonder stories were originally told generation after generation.

If you're into dark romances this is the book for you but if you're looking for an experience this book is most definitely for you. You won't regret having spent the time to listen or read this book and I promise you probably won't find anything else like it. A great experience listening to this audiobook and a great introduction to Skye Warren.

  • Swinger Style

  • Hot Rods, Book 5
  • By: Jayne Rylon
  • Narrated by: Gregory Salinas
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

After watching his mother crumble in the face of heartbreak, Holden believes monogamy is bull. New week, new woman - that's just how he rolls. Too bad one taste of Sabra Harp leaves him salivating for more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My fav book of the series

  • By Christine on 05-17-15

My fav book of the series

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

Reviewed: 05-17-15

Sabra is a reporter that almost hurt Bryce and Kaelyn in the previous book. She is trying to make things right by the Hot Rods and proposes a new idea to them they would get them plenty of publicity for the shop. Holden is not happy with her because he had told her not to air footage of Bryce and Kaelyn but he is unable to fight his attraction to her. The Hot Rods try to help him forgive her and start a relationship. I loved when Sabra gives Barracuda the toobrush/carbrush, it makes me cry everytime.

Gregory Salinas should get an award for this audiobook, he does an amazing job on an emotional scene between little Holden and his mother, it was brilliant and I was crying during the whole thing, he manages to portray an emotionally distraught woman without making it sound cheesy. Really great narration to go with an awesome book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful