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Portland, OR, United States
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  • Unzipped

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Joe Arden, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,195
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,084
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,080

Picture this - I’m ready to win back the love of my life, and I’m going big this time. We’re talking boom box, sing her name in the rain, let the whole damn neighborhood know I'm good and ready this time around. After all, if you're going to grand gesture the ever-loving hell out of a second chance, you need to pull out all the stops. There’s only one little problem. My college girlfriend isn't the one who shows up when I play my "I'll do anything to win you back" tune. The woman who flings open the second-floor window tells me my ex doesn’t live here anymore.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Appealing to my college self!

  • By PATRICIA on 10-31-18

Good quick listen.

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

Reviewed: 11-06-18

A good (but not amazing), quick listen. Lots of movie references, but that was an intentional part of the story so it worked. Cutsie rom-com tropes that were also treated with an awareness that they were cheesy rom-com tropes. The story was entertaining, and the characters endearing. Worth the listen since it was included as part of the romance package.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Awaken the Darkness

  • Immortal Guardians Series, Book 8
  • By: Dianne Duvall
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,331
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,251
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,246

He awakens encapsulated in dirt with no knowledge of how he came to be there. Riddled with injuries, he can remember neither his past nor who he is. Nor can he remember what he is. But surely no mortal man could survive being buried deep beneath the earth. All he knows with certainty is that the soothing voice and presence of the woman moving around above enables him to endure the agony of his wounds. And he will do whatever it takes to be with her.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • HAPPY STANISLAV IS ALIVE!!

  • By Edwina "I Love books" on 07-13-18

Great listen. Wished it was longer.

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

Reviewed: 11-03-18

As always, Dianne Duvall did a fabulous job. The only downside was that it needed to be longer.. The epilogue could have been stretched out into another full section of the book. It kinda just felt like she was done writing so abbreviated that part of their relationship into an epilogue / after thought. But the rest of the book was great. Susan and Stanislav are a great couple, and I enjoyed Stanislav's amnesia twist to the story. It was a good way to change things up.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Pack

  • A Paranormal Romance Novelette
  • By: Jeaniene Frost
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 456
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 424
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 420

Marlee Peters is tired of putting her dreams on hold. So when her friends can't continue on a long-anticipated hike through Yellowstone National Park, she goes on without them. But Marlee isn't alone in the woods: She is being hunted by a pack of frighteningly intelligent wolves. When a fight for survival takes an impossible turn, Marlee realizes that the enigmatic stranger who saves her might be her dream come true - or her waking nightmare.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Henry on 02-27-16

Short, but good.

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

Reviewed: 10-28-18

Short, but good. I wish it was longer! As always, Jeaniene Frost did a great job. The only downside is that it was too short and I wanted more to the story. Hopefully these characters get more time and their own series.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Midnight Awakening 

  • The Midnight Breed, Book 3
  • By: Lara Adrian
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,321
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 987
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 987

With a dagger in her hand and vengeance on her mind, Darkhaven beauty Elise Chase prowls Boston's streets in search of retribution against the Rogue vampires who took from her everything she cherished. Using an extraordinary psychic gift, she tracks her prey, well aware that the power she possesses is destroying her. She must learn to harness this gift, and for that she can turn to only one man: the deadliest of the Breed warriors, Tegan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator dropped the ball!

  • By C.T. on 03-17-13

Hard to believe that they fell in love...

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

Reviewed: 10-28-18

It was an okay read. Not bad, but not amazing. I had a hard time believing that the two main characters fell in love. Tegan was a complete jerk and despite that, rather quickly Elise was finding herself in love. I found myself rolling my eyes at times, and wondering if this is how an abusive relationship starts. "He's mean to me, but I just love him because he was sorta obscurely nice that one time." It was just hard to find their falling in love narrative to be believable. By the end he was a changed man, nice and full of love and affection for his new lady love. Overall not bad and I'm looking forward to reading the next in the series.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Denying the Watcher

  • By: Kim Loraine
  • Narrated by: Susan Fouche, Will M. Watt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

Five years...that's all I have left, then the Watcher will take control. But not before I use him to get what I want. It seemed like a good plan at the time, until I found her. She's meant for me. Now I can't leave her. I won't go. Sariel demands I hold up my end of our deal, Fight the Fallen. Win the war between Heaven and Hell. But she's the one I never thought I'd find, I can't let Sariel take me from her. I need to make a choice - her or my soul?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable audio

  • By Nicole B. on 10-02-17

Performances are Great! Characters... Meh.

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

Reviewed: 08-08-18

I enjoyed the first book. And while I enjoy Devon as a character, things get a little too stalker-like in the book. Devon & Willow keep beating the same dead horse throughout the book. I love you, but I can't be with you, but I have to be with you, but I'm leaving you. A little bit of that is fine for plot, etc. but that was their whole relationship. Them getting together, then breaking up. Then getting back together, only for Willow to once again run off. Once again the narration duet nailed it. The performances were fantastic. Overall I enjoyed the listen. It's an interesting take on angles & vampires, and I am about to download the third book!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Waking the Watcher

  • By: Kim Loraine
  • Narrated by: Will M. Watt, Susan Fouche
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 229
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 216

Lust. My ultimate downfall and demise. I'm shackled to a life I can't escape. A life I never asked for. Now, I'm trapped - soulless, burdened by a Watcher lurking within. He wants out, he wants her. But I can't let that happen, won't let that happen. She's mine. Somehow that doesn't matter. I can't have what I crave. What I want. What I need. As the Watcher fights me, battles for control, I refuse to succumb. It's a power I'll never relinquish. I can't unleash what lies beneath without paying the ultimate price and losing her in the end.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Be ready for a book hangover!

  • By PATRICIA on 06-18-17

Really Enjoyed It - Looking Forward to the Next!

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

Reviewed: 08-08-18

This was a random find that ended up being a great little PNR book. The story has an interesting twist on the whole vampires & angels mythology that was really fun to read. The chemistry between Galen and Reese was phenomenal & intense. The duet performances of Will Watt & Susan Fouche were fantastic together. Particularly Will's performance of Galen, and just all of his accents & voices in general were great. He did a great job of giving all the characters distinct voices and cadences. I'm really looking forward to immediately reading the second book in the series.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Touch of Midnight

  • Midnight Breed Series, Book 0.5
  • By: Lara Adrian
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 567
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 519
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 519

Savannah Dupree is a freshman studying at Boston University on a full scholarship. But Savannah possesses something even more remarkable than a quick mind and an insatiable curiosity for learning. With a simple touch, she can see an object's past-a skill that puts her life in danger when her studies bring her into contact with a centuries-old English sword and the terrible secret hidden within the blade's history.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really awful narration

  • By T. J. Cranner on 07-02-15

Good but not great

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

Reviewed: 06-24-18

It gives a little back story for the characters, but not much. It's quaintly entertaining that it takes place in the 1970s - comical where they're ogling over a computer and other mentions that set the date of the story. It seemed mostly like more of the same from the series, but nothing overly amazing. If you like the other books in the series, you'll probably like this one too.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Kiss of Crimson

  • The Midnight Breed, Book 2
  • By: Lara Adrian
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,584
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,185
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,191

He comes to her more dead than alive, a towering black-clad stranger riddled with bullets and rapidly losing blood. As she struggles to save him, veterinarian Tess Culver is unaware that the man calling himself Dante is no man at all but one of the Breed, vampire warriors engaged in a desperate battle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Midnight Breed series is GREAT!!

  • By Denise on 05-08-10

Enjoyed it.

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

Reviewed: 06-14-18

Entertaining. Fairly predictable, but was ultimately a good listen and I'm excited to get the next in the series.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Torn

  • A Wicked Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Narrated by: Amy Landon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 799
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 738
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 734

Everything Ivy Morgan thought she knew has been turned on its head. After being betrayed and then nearly killed by the Prince of the Fae, she's left bruised and devastated - and with an earth-shattering secret that she must keep at all costs. And if the Order finds out her secret, they'll kill her. Then there's Ren Owens, the sexy, tattooed Elite member of the Order who has been sharing Ivy's bed and claiming her heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • JENNIFER L ARMENTROUT....

  • By Brandy Blackerby on 09-15-16

Meh. Ivy drove me crazy, in a bad way.

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

Reviewed: 06-04-18

I wanted to like her, but really just ended up not being able to stand Ivy. I kept hoping she'd be killed, but alas she made it through to the end of the book. Way too angsty... and honestly a little stupid. There's some interesting world building and potentially interesting plot, but Ivy just drives me crazy to the point of ruining it.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Gaslight

  • Crossbreed, Book 4
  • By: Dannika Dark
  • Narrated by: Nicole Poole
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,616
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,516
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,515

Vampire trafficking is a sinister business, and nobody knows that better than Keystone. After Raven discovers hidden clues in a cold case, the group sets a trap in hopes of catching an elusive criminal. But when the plan backfires, Raven's world is thrown into chaos, and Christian's loyalty is put to the ultimate test. Buried secrets come to light, and the only thing keeping Raven grounded is her insatiable thirst for vengeance. The stakes are high as they travel to a place where the landscapes are as treacherous as the immortals who live there. This time, there's no room for mistakes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You will not put it down and want to read it twice

  • By LOYL-00 on 03-21-18

Another Good PNR Book in the Crossbreed Series

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

Reviewed: 05-09-18

The Crossbreed series is a good PNR series and this book was interesting. Not the best in the series, but still good. Definitely some nail biting moments. I continue to enjoy Raven's character development, and adore Christian. The constant memory wipes and fresh starts for those two are getting a little old. But I'm enjoying the journey that Danika Dark is taking us on. Nicole Poole's narration is fabulous.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful