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  • Best Laid Plans

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Erin Mallon, Joe Arden
  • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 839
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 803
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 798

Awkward? Maybe. But how else is a good girl going to find out if she likes being naughty? I might be sweet as cherry pie, but I'm also bold and damn curious. And Gabe is charming, trustworthy, aces at seduction (or so I hear) and - bonus! - willing to give me lessons. But to guarantee it won’t ruin our friendship, I have some specific requirements for his instruction. I want these classes to be hypothetical more than hands-on. So what if he’s hella sexy? I can handle that, no problem.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Naughty does a body good! 🔥🔥🔥

  • By The Audio Flow on 02-26-19

Great Narrators, but Not So Good Story

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

Reviewed: 03-20-19

Of course the narrators were amazing; these two always are.

However, the story just didn't work for me. She is dumped by her bf who calls her vanilla and says he likes his women more naughty. So she decides to ask her best guy friend to help her explore her naughty side and things she has never tried. But when she tries things for the first time she is a pro and doesn't come off as shy or nervous. It just didn't feel authentic to me. It comes off more as her knowing she is sexy and needing someone to confirm it. That story is not as cute. Plus, he really liked her (before this whole practice sexiness thing) and I didn't enjoy feeling bad for him the whole time nor did I enjoy her being oblivious to how he feels; instead, acting like he's just a hit it and quit it kind of guy.

It's not a bad book, but it doesn't work for me personally.

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  • Signs of Cupidity: A Fantasy Reverse Harem Story

  • Heart Hassle, Book 1
  • By: Raven Kennedy
  • Narrated by: Melissa Schwairy
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179

You'd think that basically being in charge of love would be an epic job, right? Wrong. Sure, I can blow some Lust into people's faces and watch the show, but I can't actually participate. It gets old, trust me. Same goes for love. I can pass it out like sugar-free lollipops at a dentist's office, but I can't get any love for myself. It totally sucks. I used to consider myself a hopeless romantic, so why wouldn't I choose to become a cupid? Sounds like a good idea, right? Wrong again. They don't call us stupid cupids for nothing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So funny!

  • By Megan Wells on 11-07-18

CUTE CUTE CUTE!

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

Reviewed: 03-15-19

Oh man do I love the female in this story. She is the cutest. Never once did I roll my eyes at her choices... she was awesome and adorable. The guys in the story were great characters and I was so excited to watch them transform into an important part of her life. I loved this story!

  • Bonds of Cupidity: A Fantasy Reverse Harem Story

  • Heart Hassle, Book 2
  • By: Raven Kennedy
  • Narrated by: Melissa Schwairy, Aaron Shedlock
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134

Note to my stupid cupid self: The next time I go and anchor myself to a hot covey, make sure those anchors aren't about to compete in a fight to the death. Yeah. Total downer. I have a body now, and I don't intend to lose it. I also don't intend to lose the genfins that I've grown so attached to. So it's time to return to the kingdom island and hope like hell that my guys make it through the royal trials of the culling. I also have to hope that the prince of the realm doesn't spot me. If he does, I'm pretty sure I have imprisonment and torture to look forward to.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ultra steamy at the end...

  • By Bunny Who Skis on 11-25-18

So Adorable!!

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

Reviewed: 03-15-19

I think the female is so stinkin cute. I often have issues regarding how women are written, but this female lead is adorable. I also like the reverse harem story a lot. It felt natural and authentic. Love this story!!

  • Deep

  • A Stage Dive Novel
  • By: Kylie Scott
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,262
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,075
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,079

One by one the members of Stage Dive are falling in love. David, Mal, and Jimmy have all taken the plunge, and now it's Ben's turn - only he refuses to fall into that trap. The sexy bassist enjoys his no-strings-attached lifestyle. But when Ben is forced to keep the one girl he's always had a weakness for out of trouble in Sin City, he quickly learns that what happens in Vegas doesn't always stay there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • High Expectations for Book 4

  • By Sharon on 04-01-15

NOT GOOD

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

Reviewed: 12-23-18

Wow, I had to listen to this on fast forward just to get through it. She was into a playboy who never wanted to settle down. They hooked up once and she got pregnant. Most of the book was just her putting on a smile why hiding her feelings for a guy who went out and partied while she said at the hotel with morning sickness. Eventually he wants to be with her, but they really don't even know each other. And it only happened because they got pregnant. It just didn't work.

  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

  • A Novel
  • By: Gail Honeyman
  • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,088
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 30,614
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,498

Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she's thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Close To Perfection--A Definite Thumbs Up!

  • By Kindle Customer on 08-07-17

I don't get the hype!?

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

Reviewed: 12-14-18

It just seemed boring?! And the end/trauma just didn't affect me as much as other books have.

  • Peripeteia

  • The City Series, Book 2
  • By: Sarah Lyons Fleming
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer, Luke Daniels
  • Length: 19 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 997
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 951
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 949

Months into the apocalypse, the zombies show no signs of dying, but it's clear everyone in Sunset Park will die without enough food to outlast the undead. Add in the less-than-sociable new neighbors only blocks away, and the hunt for sustenance has come to feel more like a race than a ramble. Sylvie is happy in her new home with the people who've become like family, though she's still working out how to let them into her heart. Eric wants in, and he wants to find his sister, but he can't do both at the same time.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fix the audio!

  • By K. Dennis on 11-07-17

HATE THE FEMALE CHARACTER!!!!

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

Reviewed: 09-14-18

This series is so disappointing because I LOVED the related series Until the End of the World.

Eric (Cassie's brother) is AMAZING and I loved him through and through. I really liked Jorge, too.

Both books in this series (The City Series) were so long and drawn out and felt like nothing happened. I wasn't upset when people died (like I was in Until the End of the World- I cried every time a character died in that series) so that was a fail on the author's part in The City Series.

Also, it ends with them running away so I assume there will be a Book 3 in this series. Perhaps they will make it up north and find Cassie?? That would be a good ending actually so it would be worth seeing the two Series coming together.

Most of all though, I cannot stand the main female character. She doesn't think she is lovable and at 27 she needs to get over it. It just seems like such a childish way to behave. However, Eric was great with her and forced her to open up and she did. She was also erratic and annoying. I just cannot get on board with her personality.

Honestly, I do not recommend you waste your time with The City Series... the only part of it that is worth it is knowing what happens to them because you already read the Until the End of the World series. So it the author does come out with a Book 3 in the City Series and it ties back into the story with Until the End of the World... it may be worth it to see the story end. So I guess I am recommending it - but just don't get your hopes up.

  • The Mentor

  • Men of the North series, Book 3
  • By: Elin Peer
  • Narrated by: John Masterson, Noelle Bridges
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141

Everyone knows NOT to discuss how to raise children. The Men of the North have been living in exile for centuries, raising their boys without the influence of women. Now an experiment will bring girls and boys together in a new school with children and teachers from each side of the border. But how can two teachers work together when they don't agree on anything? Sparks fly in this clash of cultures when Archer Rex objects to Kya Rae's meditation "shit" that will surely turn his boys into wusses. He wants the kids to learn how to hunt and fight instead. Contains mature themes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simple and enjoyable

  • By Joey on 05-14-18

UNSURE!!!!

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

Reviewed: 09-09-18

Book 3 in this series is about Kya and Archer. Christina nominates her best friend/old roommate Kya Rae to co-teach the experimental school with Archer. Kya and Archer fight and disagree constantly about how to teach the kids. Although it takes a longgggg time, they end up falling in love.

I had a really hard time deciding how I felt about this book. For me, it was hard to overcome the misogyny. I normally like bickering, but it's just so woven in with gender roles that it bothers me. But to be fair, this entire series is about gender roles so it's not really fair to judge it when that's the entire premise, right? I'm unsure. Also, I don't like spanking and this book has one scene with spanking (it wasn't terrible, but I just personally struggle with that in regard to children and even with consenting adults. I can even get on board with other BDSM stuff, but spanking always annoys me - PS there is no BDSM in this book. I was just explaining that it's just a weird thing that seriously puts me off). So perhaps if that doesn't bother you, this book won't be so hard to digest for you.

I do like how Archer clearly shows that he cares and likes Kya - despite some misogyny.

Overall, this book frustrated me, gave me lots of angst (toward the end after Kya realized she loves him, but maybe it's too late), and then I was relieved and happy when they end up together. So maybe that means it's a good book? Again, I'm just so unsure.

Give it a try! Find out for yourself. For me, I'm on to Book 4.

  • The Ruler

  • Men of the North Series, Book 2
  • By: Elin Peer
  • Narrated by: Noelle Bridges, John Masterson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178

Four hundred years in the future, women control the world but Khan Aurelius, ruler of the last free men, is determined to take back the power that has been denied men for centuries. Outnumbered by far, he knows that women need to give up their power willingly and with one of their councilwomen as a hostage, he's certain he can influence her with his superior male intellect. She is just a soft woman, after all. Councilwoman Pearl has sacrificed herself to save an innocent priestess. Trapped in the Northlands, her soft voice and sugar-coated view of the world doesn't impress Khan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fant-freaking-tastic

  • By Tracey McGarvey on 04-03-18

PRETTY GOOD

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

Reviewed: 09-08-18

Book 2 in this Series is the story of Khan and Pearl. Khan is the ruler of the Men. Councilwoman Pearl agreed to be his captive in exchange for the release of a stolen priestess (by a distraught Magni who was looking for his runaway wife). Khan is now Pearl’s protector and they are both well matched in intelligence so they bicker a lot. They are working on a special experiment on having one man and one woman teach young children to see if they can work together. During their months together, they fall in love.

It's pretty good. The series in general is pretty good. It's not in my favorites list, but it's definitely entertaining and I keep listening! You'll get a battle of the genders, light sex, love, and a HEA.

  • The Protector

  • Men of the North, Book 1
  • By: Elin Peer
  • Narrated by: Noelle Bridges, John Masterson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 439
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 395
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 396

Christina Sanders, an archeologist and professor in history, is fascinated with the past. As a modern woman of year 2437 she knows that women are better off without men, but longing for an adventure, she makes a spontaneous decision and volunteers for a job no one else wants. Now she's going to lead an archeological excavation in the Northlands, the most secluded place on earth where the mythical males live who are rumored to be as brutal and dangerous as the men Christina has read about in her history books. What will happen when Christina crosses into the men's territory?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Sherri on 03-16-18

PRETTY GOOD!

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

Reviewed: 09-07-18

This Book 1 is pretty good; although it wasn't OMG crazy good. However, it's a great start to the series and I'm looking forward to continuing on.

After WW3, Canada and Alaska is now inhabited by the Men of the Northlands while the rest of the US is ruled by a council of women. The Women don’t indulge in eating animals, swearing, sex, porn, anger, etc. They are a socialist community while the North is still capitalistic and engage more primitive norms and believe women are less intelligent. Basically, the men think women are weak and the women think men are savage. Christina is an archaeologist and professor in history before she went on an archaeological excavation in the Northlands. Alexander was assigned to protect Christina. This is their love story.

Narrators were decent and did a fine job. Although, I don't think it hits a 5 star status. Nevertheless, it didn't take away from the listen.

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  • Mordacious

  • The City Series, Book 1
  • By: Sarah Lyons Fleming
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels, Therese Plummer
  • Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,530
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,441
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,434

Sylvie Rossi has the loner thing down pat, with the exception of her best friend, Grace. But when the two are trapped in a hospital during the last gasp of a dying city, alone time is no longer an option. A nurse's offer of sanctuary promises Sylvie the supplies she needs to survive the zombies - it's the coexisting with people that might do her in. Eric Forrest will do whatever it takes to get into the dead city for his sister, including ending up dead himself. He's used to taking risks, but with every mile he travels death looks likelier.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Feel Good Zombie Apocalypse

  • By LD on 09-25-16

SO LAME!!!

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

Reviewed: 09-07-18

This book was so lame. Especially coming off the Until the End of the World series, which was so good. This book was a continuation of one of the characters (this book is about the brother of the main female character Cassie in the End of the World series), but no overlap of characters, and in the same universe. Despite being nearly 18 hours, it felt like 5 minutes and nothing happened. I'm SO disappointed, but I AM going to listen to the next book in hope of something actually happening.

There is NO romance. They just get to know each other, but no one says anything and there's barely any acknowledgement of them even being into each other. Yet, this book is listed under "Romance<Science Fiction" - not accurate. Perhaps book 2 will have some romance? But that's a major mistake - especially in 18 hours of Book 1 - you couldn't get any romance in? Not even a single kiss (and this was listed as "Sizzling" under the Steaminess Meter!!!! LIES.) UGH!

Basically Eric (Cassie's brother) meets Maria (Anna and Penny's Mom) and a new character Sylvia. We are to presume that romance eventually develops between Eric (awesome guy) and Sylvia (who doesn't believe she is worthy of love due to past family issues). They are all in NY trying to survive and living in Eric's (actually it's Peter and Cassie's) house.

The duet narration is good.