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  • Up in Flames

  • A Rosemary Beach Novel
  • By: Abbi Glines
  • Narrated by: Sophie Eastlake, Jeremy York
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 260
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 259

The blockbuster number-one New York Times best-selling Rosemary Beach series ends with a bang when the troubled character audiences love to hate gets her very own happily ever after in this eagerly anticipated and overwhelmingly requested story. Known for causing problems for everyone in Rosemary Beach, Nan has been growing up lately, and she's finally taking center stage - and finding love with the man she least expected.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing series finale - worst in the series

  • By Abunky71 on 07-01-16

Thank goodness for good narrative

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

Reviewed: 07-02-16

I'm so disappointed in the final installment of rosemary beach books. Nan never uttered the words "I'm sorry". Not once. How is that redemption from all the horrible things she said and did in 12 previous books. We were TOLD to understand that she had a bad upbringing. That nobody could handle honest Nan. Well, honesty and what she did were two different things.

Also, Major was an idiot. He was not admirable. At all.

There was nothing except instant lust, between nan and her hearts desire. No friendship, no honesty (on his part). And well, she admitted to not knowing him. So how are we to believe that they were meant to be.

I so glad I'm done with this series.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Firelight

  • Darkest London, Book 1
  • By: Kristen Callihan
  • Narrated by: Moira Quirk
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 540
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 502
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 501

Miranda Ellis is a woman tormented. Plagued since birth by a strange and powerful gift, she has spent her entire life struggling to control her exceptional abilities. Yet one innocent but irreversible mistake has left her family's fortune decimated and forced her to wed London's most nefarious nobleman. Lord Benjamin Archer is no ordinary man. Doomed to hide his disfigured face behind masks, Archer knows it's selfish to take Miranda as his bride. Yet he can't help being drawn to the flame-haired beauty whose touch sparks a passion he hasn't felt in a lifetime.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What's behind the mask?

  • By Jennifer on 10-30-12

Definitely different

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

Reviewed: 04-14-16

Very much enjoyed. Mystery, snark, love, and a bit otherworldly. Ok. Maybe not a "bit". But a great introduction for the series!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Last Kiss

  • Hitman, Book 3
  • By: Jessica Clare, Jen Frederick
  • Narrated by: Iggy Toma, Kasha Kensington
  • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 283
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268

Naomi: When I was kidnapped, I thought only of survival. I gave my captors exactly what they wanted: my skill with computers. Making millions for a crime lord who kept me imprisoned in his basement compound kept my family safe. When he was taken out, I thought my ticket to freedom had arrived. Wrong. I traded one keeper for another. This time I'm in the hands of a scarred, dark, demanding Russian who happens to be the head of the Bratva, a Russian crime organization.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book was perfect until...!

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-22-15

Wow just gets better with each book

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

Reviewed: 07-10-15

The main characters are both so unusual that their coming together is shocking, yet it makes perfect sense. I think this book was the best yet and the duo did a fabulous job bringing attention to prominent issues this world has with unique individuals. Kudos to you both! Can't wait for more!

  • Effortless

  • By: S. C. Stephens
  • Narrated by: Rebekkah Ross
  • Length: 19 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 981
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 897
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 898

After being caught in the middle of a love triangle which led to a devastating betrayal, Kiera pledged to learn from the mistakes she’d made. She was determined to never again inflict that kind of pain on anyone, especially the soulful, talented man who held her heart. But life offers new challenges for every relationship, and when Kiera’s love is put to the ultimate test, will it survive? Love is easy...trust is hard.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "Mornin"

  • By Lucina on 12-16-12

Even better than the first

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

Reviewed: 03-14-13

What made the experience of listening to Effortless the most enjoyable?

The writing, of course is just as fabulous. You really KNOW these characters. They become your life. I think the myriad of emotions is what made this book even better than the first. I laughed to the point of tears (The Hulk!) and I also cried!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Effortless?

Ummm...I would have to say the going away party was probably tops. Christmas morning was pretty great too!

What about Rebekkah Ross’s performance did you like?

I think she was consistent the character voices and she didn't make the men sound feminine. I think she did a really good job throughout!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I think I had every emotion with this book. I did laugh, a LOT and I did cry. I think I may have even scowled a time or two!

Any additional comments?

Another great read. Kiera has a lot of growing up to do after her disasterous amount of mistakes in Thoughtless. While I still wanted to throttle her at times, I did really have an opportunity to watch her mature. She really did want to be a better person and I think she is succeeding!

  • Thoughtless

  • By: S. C. Stephens
  • Narrated by: Rebekkah Ross
  • Length: 20 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,412
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,310
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,323

For almost two years now, Kiera’s boyfriend, Denny, has been everything she’s ever wanted: loving, tender, and endlessly devoted to her. When they head off to a new city to start their lives together - Denny at his dream job and Kiera at a top-notch university - everything seems perfect. Then an unforeseen obligation forces the happy couple apart. Feeling lonely, confused, and in need of comfort, Kiera turns to an unexpected source - a local rock star named Kellan Kyle. At first, he’s purely a friend she can lean on, but as her loneliness grows, so does their relationship. And then one night everything changes....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What a shocker!

  • By Candateshia Pafford on 12-24-12

Unbelievably Thoughtless but Amazingly Great!

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

Reviewed: 03-14-13

Where does Thoughtless rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

At the top. The writing is phenominal. The story is unbelievable. The subject was heartbreakingly good. I am not one for cheating and deception, but when this story is complete, it's not accepted (by me) but understood.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Denny - he's unbelievably adorable
Kellan - he's unbelievably sexy and broken
Jenny - she's unbelievably sweet and caring
Anna - she's unbelievably clueless and fun
Griffin - he's...well he's Griffin and this story would NOT be complete without him.
Kiera - was not my favorite because she made SO MANY MISTAKES. However, this book wouldn't be a book without her. Love her or hate her, she is a part of this series and she deserves to be there!

Which scene was your favorite?

Kellan in the rain and after...

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me angry, it made me physically ill (I couldn't eat). It made me cry. After finishing it, I couldn't think about anything but the book. It is really an emotional roller coaster, and it's not much of a heartwarming read, but it is an experience. And believe me, you want to get through this book to enjoy the next two!

Any additional comments?

I do NOT condone cheating. I do NOT think the characters handled their situation well. I DO think that people make mistakes in their lives. Sometimes they are huge and sometimes they are small. I think the author used this reasoning when writing this book and also allowed the characters to learn from the monstrous mistakes that they all made.

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  • Night Watch

  • By: Suzanne Brockmann
  • Narrated by: Gayle Hendrix
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 485
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 387
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 387

When U.S. Navy SEAL chief Wes Skelly was sent to L.A. on assignment, he agreed to go on a blind date with beautiful single mother Brittany Evans, sister-in-law of a fellow SEAL. After all, he had been secretly in love for years, albeit with a woman who belonged to another man. So what did he have to lose?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book if you enjoy the Seals series -loved it

  • By S. Schmidt on 07-27-11

Another good Brockmann Story

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

Reviewed: 08-22-12

Would you listen to Night Watch again? Why?

Sure...I would listen simply for the enjoyment of completing the Tall Dark and Dangerous series.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Not on edge. It was pretty obvious, but I still enjoyed it. After 10 other books of a similar nature, this one did not keep me guessing.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Gayle Hendrix?

Perhaps...if the leading lady was meant to be older. I enjoyed Gayle, but she gave the impression of a woman who was older, wiser and more sophisticated than the leading ladies of the SEALs series. Most of them were to be in the 20s to early 30s. I believe that Britt was to be mid-thirties, but she came off sounding like a 40-something, while Wes sounded to be in his late 20s. It made the love story a little bit unreal.

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

Perhaps, although I wasn't able to.

Any additional comments?

Again, I enjoyed the finality of the series. This wasn't one of my favorites, but it was still good closure!

  • Taylor's Temptation

  • By: Suzanne Brockmann
  • Narrated by: Alexandra Fisher
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 273
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 217
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217

When it came to protecting the innocent, Bobby Taylor was your man. But when his best friend, Wes, asked him to keep an eye on his little sister, Bobby desperately wanted to pass. Because to him, gorgeous redhead Colleen Skelly didn't look like anyone's kid sister. He doubted she was innocent. And he wanted to keep more than just his eye on her....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Painful narration

  • By pewter on 05-05-11

good...bordering on really good

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

Reviewed: 08-15-12

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes...I enjoyed the storyline. Bobby and Wes of the Alpha Squad have ALWAYS been each other's rock. This story pushes their boundaries and tests their friendship. It also brings a whole new side of Bobby Taylor that we haven't heard about in the other books. A new side of Wes too.

What other book might you compare Taylor's Temptation to and why?

The rest of the Tall Dark and Dangerous series by Brockmann. It's good...it's predictable but enjoyable.

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

She definitely has enthusiasm. I didn't care for her accent because it reminded me of an 80's surfer girl, which made the cast sound extremely immature in some of the parts. Bobby is supposed to be relatively quiet and her boisterous voice didn't bring that to the table. However, her boisterous voice and attitude definitely made up in the action department. She was not lacking when it came to emotion.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Sometimes opposites do attract!

  • Identity: Unknown

  • By: Suzanne Brockmann
  • Narrated by: Kristin Watson Heintz
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 277
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213

Navy SEAL Mitchell Shaw woke up one morning with no clue as to who he was.And the items hidden in his possession were no help: an address, along with a .22 caliber side arm. The address led him to the Lazy 8 Ranch - and its beautiful manager, Becca Keyes, who made him believe he might have a future. Even if he wasn’t sure about his past. The gun was another story altogether....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Narration is painful

  • By Natalie on 04-12-11

Good Story, Painful narration

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

Reviewed: 08-09-12

Would you consider the audio edition of Identity: Unknown to be better than the print version?

Probably not. The story seemed to be a good one, but the narration was lacking....excitement. No...variety. She tried her hardest. You could tell she was trying to get the excitement of the story out there, but she sounded like she was reading to a bunch of kindergarten kids! Not something you want in book like this.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

she could have put a little more passion in her performance. She tried to get excitement and anger across, but she just didn't deliver.

  • Hawken's Heart

  • By: Suzanne Brockmann
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227

Navy SEAL Crash Hawken awakens in a Washington, D.C., hospital to learn that he is the prime suspect in the assassination attempt on a commanding officer. Charged with treason, conspiracy and murder, he is alone - except for Nell Burns. Nell and Crash have a history - as friends, as lovers. And she knows he could not have committed these crimes. Soon they are on the run, determined to uncover what really happened the night of the attempted assassination. But first they have to survive another day.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • good story but painful narration

  • By Laurie on 05-30-11

And yet another enjoyable Brockmann book

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

Reviewed: 08-06-12

Where does Hawken's Heart rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

toward the top with the other SEAL books. I am glad I found this series. It is enjoyable with some action/suspense and of course, a predictable love story entwined.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Hawken's Heart?

When they were relieving Daisy's days...can't really go into detail. It was just really heartwarming and heartbreaking.

Have you listened to any of Gabra Zackman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I don't think I did. I can't remember her from another book. However, I thought she was ok. I have heard better, but she did well.

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

In comparison to other Brockmann books, no.

  • Harvard's Education

  • By: Suzanne Brockmann
  • Narrated by: Maia Guest
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 293
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217

Senior Chief "Harvard" Becker believes that there is no room for women in a combat zone. It's too dangerous, too tough, and with P. J. involved, too distracting. He might respect her sharp intellect and her shooting abilities, but he still doesn't want the responsibility of making sure she stays alive. But P. J. isn't a woman who backs down easily, and to her mind, Harvard has a lot to learn. She just doesn't expect him to be so eager to instruct her on other subjects, like trust, desire - and maybe even love.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I enjoy All Suzanne Brockmann's Books

  • By Bookbell on 08-22-11

Another Good Listen

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

Reviewed: 08-06-12

What did you love best about Harvard's Education?

I loved the humor and teasing among the Alpha Squad. The lightheartedness between H and PJ. This book made me laugh pretty hard and that was refreshing since the last couple books tended to make me cry.

Who was your favorite character and why?

My favorite character has always been and still is Capt. Joe Cat. I just love his honest, upfront personality. He may not need to, but he definitely holds Alpha Squad together. He's serious when he needs to be, and hysterical when he wants to be! However, I really like Harvard after this book as well.

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

She was good! I don't know that she brought anything to the experience, because I have a pretty vivid imagination when reading. But, none the less, she was good!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Laugh...more than any of the others.