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  • Charming Her Rogue

  • Enduring Legacy, Book 10
  • By: Dawn Brower, Enduring Legacy
  • Narrated by: Price Waldman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

Lady Catherine Langdon is special, and not because she's the daughter of a duke. She comes from a long line of individuals born with extraordinary gifts, and she is one of the few who has a variation of all three. On the brink of war, she makes a decision that will irrevocably alter the course of her life - love or duty. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Charming Historical Romance

  • By slozzy on 12-09-18

Historical romance with some paranormal

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

Reviewed: 01-14-19

I really liked this book except for the sex scene which really surprised me because the story has a sweet feel to it since it is based on romance and not sexual tension so when that happened I was shocked. I felt that it was put in for the sake of it. The book was doing fine without it, I didn't feel it needed it.
I did like some of the secondary characters and the relationship between the cousins, they made me laugh.
There is some violence.

  • Out of the Tower

  • A Detective Story of the Emotions
  • By: Alison Gray
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Gill
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

Jemima Forbes is seven years old when a mysterious event occurs and her father and uncle disappear from her life one night. She spends her growing years obsessing about this, and when she is old enough, she leaves home to find out what happened. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not for me.

  • By Layla on 01-14-19

Not for me.

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

Reviewed: 01-14-19

Others liked this book but I it was not for me. I found it to be really slow going and I lost interest, I ended up not caring what she found out which is a shame because there are twist that I did not see.
Others might like it more than I did.

  • Affiliate Marketing Mastery

  • The Ultimate Guide to Getting Rich Online Without Trading Your Time for Money
  • By: Craig Price
  • Narrated by: Jason R. Gray
  • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Getting into business in the online space is a goal that many have in today’s world. There are many ways to make money online, including one that is particularly popular amongst many: Affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is a style of business that allows you to leverage your online presence by earning a passive income stream. Get this audiobook now! 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Marketing

  • By Layla on 01-14-19

Marketing

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

Reviewed: 01-14-19

This is for beginners. I thought I would listen to to see if I am missing anything and I have learnt one or two things but the other stuff I already knew due to doing research. My only negative is that I would have liked more different examples.

  • Flame

  • Ember in Space, Book 3
  • By: Rebecca Rode
  • Narrated by: Stacey Glemboski
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15

Ember has thrown the empire into upheaval. The entire realm knows her face, and her name is whispered in alleys and in the underground. Everyone wants to know what she'll do next, because it's clear she's the only person alive who can challenge their new, strangely powerful emperor. A massive battle is inevitable - and the entire realm is taking sides. There's just one problem. Every time Ember uses her power, she loses a piece of herself. Fighting the emperor could cost her very soul.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WHAT A GREAT SERIES!!

  • By Dee on 12-28-18

SciFi

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

Reviewed: 01-14-19

I have to say that I did not know where this book was going. In book two it ended in such a way that anything could happen next.
I wanted to know where the author would take us.
A great book to a great trilogy.
I am glad the author used the same narrator since I have gotten used to her and the way she voiced the characters.

  • Unquiet Dead

  • Chiaroscuro Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Chris Pavesic
  • Narrated by: Penny Scott-Andrews
  • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

When the Temples north of Chiaroscuro are burned and followers of the Sun Goddess are murdered, Catherine, a bard of the Ealdoth Temple, sets out to find those responsible and to bring them to justice. With only the help of a traveling group of minstrels and a retired fae investigator, Catherine must solve the mystery before more people are killed.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Different Sci-Fi Mystery

  • By Charles A.P. Wetherington on 12-07-18

Original

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

Reviewed: 01-14-19

I was expecting more steam punk which this book has however, it had elves as well as female clergy that are taught to fight.
I absoultly loved this book. The author had me hooked from the beginning and I couldn't stop listening to it until the very end. They had me intrigued and surprised me as I kept listening. I kept thinking I knew where this is going but something would happen to change things.
I have never come across a book that is a mix between steampunk and elves. I think this is one of reason I really liked it becuase it is new and different. The author puts his own twist on Elves and the world that they and humans live in.
I really liked how he used pollution due to human to separate the humans from the elves.
This book is violent (just at the beginning) but has no profanity or sexual content.
I would highly recommend it.
Unfortunately there is no book two out yet.

  • A Brazen Curiosity: A Regency Cozy

  • Beatrice Hyde-Clare Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Lynn Messina
  • Narrated by: Jill Smith
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79

Twenty-six-year-old Beatrice Hyde-Clare is far too shy to investigate the suspicious death of a fellow guest in the Lake District. A spinster who lives on the sufferance of her relatives, she would certainly not presume to search the rooms of her host's son and his friend looking for evidence. Reared in the twin virtues of deference and docility, she would absolutely never think to question the imperious Duke of Kesgrave about anything, let alone how he chose to represent the incident to the local constable. And yet that's exactly what she does.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jane Austen meets Agatha Christie

  • By D. B. Levy on 11-28-18

A mix of historical romance with a Cozy Mystery

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

Reviewed: 01-14-19

I really loved this book. I have not read or listened to anything by this author but I did like the description of the book and wanted to give it a go. I had no expectation at all. The author really surprised me with this book. It had all the ingrediants that I like in a story. A little romance, some humour, mystery and it was set in regency England.
I gave it four stars because I did feel the main character did go on with her thoughts and for me this slowed the book down and there were a few things the characters did that does not happen in Regency England but other then this it was a great listen.
I loved it so much I ended up getting the next two books in the series.
I would highly recommend it to those who love clean historical romance with a cozy mystery.

  • Parker

  • Cowboys and Debutantes: Contemporary Series, Book 5
  • By: Vivi Holt
  • Narrated by: Dawson McBride
  • Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 17

When bumbling veterinarian Jennifer Barsby’s friend Hazel falls ill, she doesn’t hesitate to take action. After quitting her job in Atlanta, she packs up her life and moves to the Cotton Tree ranch in South Georgia to take care of her sick former roommate. But when circumstances change, she wonders what she should do with the rest of her life. Handsome and brooding cowboy, Parker Williams, is just another pal - at least that’s how Jen sees him. A former Army Ranger, he’s found renewed purpose as part-owner of the ranch. But he's given up on moving on or finding love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dreams do come true

  • By Linda R on 12-15-18

Contemporary Romance

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

Reviewed: 01-14-19

I like Vivi Holt's historical romance more than I do this series. However, it is a quick listen and it does not tax the brain.
Would recommend this to those who love quick contemporary romance.

  • Killer Transaction

  • Cindy York Mystery Series, Book 1
  • By: Catherine Bruns
  • Narrated by: Amy Deuchler
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

All struggling real estate agent Cindy York wants is the home listing that was promised to her. But her deceitful co-worker, Tiffany Roberts, has other ideas, and she always manages to get what she wants. Tired of being manipulated, Cindy tells her to back off - or else! But when Cindy stumbles upon Tiffany’s lifeless body, she suddenly finds herself front and center in a deadly investigation. Now everyone from her kids' classmates to her monstrous mother-in-law is sold on the idea that Cindy's guilty.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent first book in real estate cozy series

  • By Julesy on 01-13-19

Cozy Mystery

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

Reviewed: 01-14-19

This is a cozy mystery with some funny moments. This is right up my street and I would have given it four stars if the main character did not act really annoying.
I figured who did early on but the author did surprise me with who one of the character was, which I did not guess at all.
There is some violence (to be expected but it is not graphic), no profanity that I can remember or sexual content (except for a small scene where one of the characters tries to rape another charater but they don't succeed).
Would I read the others in this series? Yes I would.

  • Cherished

  • Cutter's Creek Series, Book 9
  • By: Vivi Holt
  • Narrated by: Paul Curtis
  • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Camilla Brown always wanted a family of her own. But it seemed destiny had other plans. She’d begun to feel as though she'd always be in the background, helping others build their families, leaving her dreams to wilt and die. That is until the handsome Winston Frank comes courting at the church picnic. But then, Sheriff Clifford Brentwood sweeps her off her feet, literally! Both men make her pulse race. Both are determined to claim her love. Only one can win her heart. When an unexpected danger threatens her very life, Camilla will have to make a choice. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sheriff or Rancher?

  • By Neesie315 on 01-23-19

Historical Romance

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

Reviewed: 01-14-19

This author did not disappoint with this book. Each time she brings out different personalities and the things they have to deal with.
Would recommend this to those who love sweet romance.

  • Three Months to Change

  • By: Dinah Roseberry
  • Narrated by: Dinah Roseberry
  • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

 

Lenora was changing - not in any frightening way. At least, not at first. There was the intense ability to shield herself from abuse that was very empowering. But her other senses had become heightened as well, and that’s when she’d begun seeing scenes from the past and smoky dark mists in her home. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I expected.

  • By Layla on 01-14-19

Not what I expected.

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

Reviewed: 01-14-19

This book was a surprise for me. The book started of quick then it sort of slowed down but the author had me intrigued. When I thought it I knew where it was going the author surprised me again by changing the plot and increasing the pace.
I liked it more then I thought I would. My only problem was the sort off sex scene. I don't think it was needed, even though she explained why it happened but I felt it was written for the sake of it. I did not believe that the character would fall for it, but she did which really annoyed me becuase it made her really stupid to fall for it or believe it after she did not believe what she was told. Other than this it is a really good book. My favourite characters have to be the wolves, they made me laugh.
I will be looking up this authors other books.