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  • Wolf Blessed: A Paranormal Apocalyptic Reverse Harem

  • By: Laura Greenwood
  • Narrated by: Tracey Rooney
  • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

Being a runaway princess isn't always as fun as people think.... Stuck in the human realm when the world ended, Rhianna just kept on running...until the wolves at her heels caught up and she uncovered a plot to bring back civilization in the worst possible way. All she has to do, is stop the plot before any more innocents end up dead. Wolf Blessed is a paranormal apocalyptic reverse harem and Rhianna's complete story.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wanted more!

  • By Courtney Dunham on 11-04-18

Wanted more!

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

Reviewed: 11-04-18

I was surprised to hear Laura choose a narrator that wasn't British or using a British accent for the MC. I just envisioned this story to have a British MC like the other Fae Princesses. I actually didn't mind this narrator, I like some of the guy accents (I will say the ones for Micah and Jacob kept changing - Micah sounded Boston, then New Yorker, and then something else haha; Rory sounded British, then Irish, then Scottish haha). I enjoyed it all-around and would definitely listen to her again. Sometimes she didn't have the right inflections but it wasn't enough to take away from the story.

Regarding the story, this is definitely one of Laura's that I really really want more of. I know there are 2 other books in this story but they are about Rhianna and her men. Laura just got them all bonded and then it was over 😢. I think this story could be incredibly amazing and be a 5 start like Aledwin and Eira, but the stoppage of the story there prevents me from giving it. I would read a whole trilogy on these guys, to see Rhianna connect with her 4 guys, especially in the bedroom, to see her shift/gain more powers, etc. I would definitely rec this book, but with the caveat of wanting more with really no hope of getting it, since Laura is a wiz with the words and has so many stories in her head she is working on.

  • Sweet About Me

  • A Contemporary Reverse Harem
  • By: Laura Greenwood
  • Narrated by: Kira Grace
  • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Saffron Dean’s love life isn’t worth talking about. Instead, she throws herself into the small bakery she runs, and with Christmas coming soon, she’s busier than ever. But then two sexy-as-sin brothers move to town, and with the looks she’s now getting from her best friend, Daniel, she finds things are heating up, and not just in the kitchen.... 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I love Laura's stories, but not a fan of narrator

  • By Courtney Dunham on 10-31-18

I love Laura's stories, but not a fan of narrator

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

Reviewed: 10-31-18

I enjoyed this short story about an owner of a bakery finding herself in some sexy situations with 3 guys. I think the word count made it tough to 100% get sucked in/fall in love with the characters, but it was a good story nonetheless. I like Saffron (love the name) and I really enjoyed her blooming relationship with her and Cal and eventually her and Evan (was still on the fence about Daniel). I loved how steamy it got with the brothers and how surprisingly dominating Cal was after being so adorable with the date and gift 😍.

I hate writing this part of the review, but I strive to be honest in every one of mine. I had a really tough time with this narrator. Probably one of the ones I will think twice about getting the book for in the future. I think the way she read and took breaths/pauses when there shouldn't have been and rambled on with no breaks between sentences made it tough for me to get into the story. I had to stop and take a break twice. I think her choice of inflections took away from the story and made me think about starting a different story.

I definitely recommend the story though, it was a cute short read and the play on spices/saffron was incredibly cute and cheeky hahaha.

  • Kneel for Me

  • A Contemporary Royal Reverse Harem
  • By: Laura Greenwood
  • Narrated by: Nicole Blessing
  • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Almost queen, Amara has never had time for romance - until she has to find a husband or forfeit the throne. With limited time on her hands and a cousin eager to usurp her, Amara sets her sights on a foreign prince. Things get complicated quickly as her childhood sweetheart and her schoolyard enemy are on hand to confuse just about everything. Can she win the hand of the prince and keep her crown? 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • One of my favorite standalone stories of Laura's!

  • By Courtney Dunham on 10-31-18

One of my favorite standalone stories of Laura's!

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

Reviewed: 10-31-18

I really enjoyed this story by Laura Greenwood (I could have seen this being a whole series actually but totally understand Laura has so many amazing ideas they cant all be trilogies haha). I thought Laura did a great job on including the political and strict nature/behind the scenes of being a royal in this novella/short story. I liked Carter and Albert the best I think because we got to see the most time with them and totally loved how funny and surprisingly kinky Albert was hahaha. I loved the way the group got Margaret to stop stirring up trouble haha, taste of her own medicine. I couldn't help but squeal and giggle with the epilogue, love HEAs ❤️

For the narration, I was kinda on the fence to be honest. I think it got better as the story went on, but the beginning was pretty rough for me. I had an issue with Nicole being monotone and her the lack of inflections. I think in the middle, she let loose for a couple chapters and it was great, but then went back to more of a monotone/no emotions or change in expressions. I would have given a higher rating if she had been consistent the whole way through (I was closer to giving a 2 stars but couldn't do it). I did enjoy this story and the narration took away from it sometimes, but not enough to make me stop listening.

  • So Dark the Night

  • The Brightling Court Series, Book 1
  • By: Elle Cross
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Hart, Aiden Snow
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

When Karina agrees to help the ghost of a murdered Oracle uncover a plot that could unravel the fabric of reality, she finds herself caught in the crossfire between bounty hunters and her ex-bodyguards. Now she needs to reclaim the birthright and power she abandoned before she loses everything and everyone she loves.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved SDTN on audio!

  • By Courtney Dunham on 10-22-18

Loved SDTN on audio!

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

Reviewed: 10-22-18

I was really surprised by this audio to be honest. I liked reading the book, don't get me wrong, but usually I like the book better than the audio version. This audiobook elevated the story for me, made me love it instead of just like it. Aiden really brought the male characters to life in this story, I hope he gets more scenes in the upcoming books. I was surprised to hear how different he made the male characters. You could definitely tell when he was being Enver and when he was being, let's say Havoc. Elizabeth did a great job, especially with all her different characters she had to do. I couldn't believe how she did the Queen of Nightmares and Death, I loved that accent the most I think. I have listened to some of Elizabeth's other work and I thought this was one of her strongest ones 😊

For Elle's debut book, I thought this story was good. I liked the different levels she created in the storyline. For the first time in any book, I kinda wish she waited/took a little longer for Katrina to get with all her men. I think I also wished there was more even times with her guys, I think there is definitely favoritism (excluding Enver since he is the primus). I loved that her inner circle wasn't restricted to her original 4 guys. I hope we get to see more times with Taran and Havoc, since they got lost in shuffle of her needing to bond with the group. I liked how we got to read/listen to her first real moments with Enver and West, but not really with Havoc and Taran, they were kinda rushed. I am excited to listen to Book 2 next, to see how meeting the surprise at the end turns out for her. I definitely am loving her powers and the new things she is learning (and her pet/familiar/awesome friend). Oh and I wish I could see these tattoos that are referenced, would make for great images in a Brightling Court coloring book 😁😍❤️

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  • Elusion

  • Facets of Feyrie Series, Book 1
  • By: Zoe Parker
  • Narrated by: Justine O. Keef, Aiden Snow
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Pretend Ma told me the terrible things done to me were for the greater good. That I would be a hero and fight for those who can't fight for themselves. I'm not so sure about that. I am sure that my time in this world is drawing to a close. I'm okay with that. I even wish for it some days. Then, I meet him. Mr. Glowy Eyes. I'm also sure I'm a monster, and I'm certain that he's so much worse than that. But he also shows me something important. Very important. Do you want to know what it is?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Didn’t know what to expect...

  • By MaryL on 07-03-18

Holy crap, Aiden Snow's voice is insane!

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

Reviewed: 10-22-18

So I don't know why it took me so long to pick up this book, I guess I have been on such a RH kick that I hadn't given this one a chance. I am so glad I did. The way Justine and Aiden brought these characters to live was amazing and insane at the same time! I loved how Aiden's voice allowed me to imagine Phobe perfectly in my head, and he made sure his inflections were 100% honest with the character (starts off as more of a robot but with more time with Isa, he starts to feel different emotions and Aiden reflects this change/growth). Justine does a great job with Isa and the other side characters (especially the kids she brings along). I sometimes hope for either a female or male chapter depending on how much I love the voices, but this is one audiobook I loved them both equally (I will say I did shiver everytime there was a Phobe chapter haha).

I loved this story and am dying to get back to Isa and Phobe (have some other audiobooks I need to listen to so I am ready for upcoming releases). I felt for them both in prison and how they slowly let their walls down with each other. I loved how gruesome Zoe gets in this story and how I fall for monsters and am rooting for them haha. I loved Isa's Dad and getting to see her learn her powers. I especially loved the scenes at her family's hotel. Buuuuut I need to see them reunite, its killing me now going right to Book 2. I want them to get together so bad and I know the next book won't disappoint ❤️ Fantastic job Zoe, Justine, and Aiden!!!

  • Saving Eira: A Paranormal Reverse Harem Novel (Fated Seasons: Winter)

  • By: Laura Greenwood
  • Narrated by: Marina Barrett
  • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

As a descendant of Jack Frost, Eira's only job is to make sure the frost arrives on time. Well, not her only job, but her most important one. And when they don't, it's a race against time to get them back. Because if the seasons don't change...well, it's best not to go there.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great story within the four seasons world

  • By Motherof2 on 10-12-18

Loved Saving Eira on audio!!

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

Reviewed: 09-15-18

I am loving that Laura Greenwood is getting a lot of her books done on audio, makes me fall in love with these characters all over again ❤️! I thought Marina was perfect for Eira and did a good job with the guy voices (sometimes it was hard to understand what she was saying, I think that was mostly when she was playing Rueben. I thought her inflections and sarcasm/snark was on point haha. Also the guys personalities really shown through with Marina’s performance.

For the story, I cannot wait for more in this series. I absolutely love the guys (especially Josh). I was definitely channeling Eira when she was ready to jump Rueben haha. I also liked the complications with Leth and hope to see him stand up for Eira now that everything is out in the open. I am intrigued to see what happens with these Eira and Aledwen and the other Queens/Princesses. I was surprised the frost thing was sorta resolved already but still want to find out more.

Here’s to hoping these characters start super talking to Laura so we can get more of these amazing stories (she has to go with which characters are the loudest since she has so many amazing stories and characters going on at one in her head haha). Amazing job Laura and Marina, great combo for Saving Eira 😍

  • Grit

  • Remnant Gods Series, Book 1
  • By: Elle Cross
  • Narrated by: Veronica Worthington
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

A montage of his life flickered before my eyes. I felt every joy, heartbreak, triumph, and defeat. And then there was nothing but terror.... For years, powerful empath Vesper Tallinn has kept herself isolated from the rest of the world. Because of her ability to manipulate emotions, she has the tendency to draw dangerous people to her. She can count the number of people she trusts on one hand, because in her experience, it's altogether safer to be alone. Not only that, but keeping her head down keeps her off the radar of the Remnant Gods.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Start, looking forward to book 2<br />

  • By Anna Kaori on 10-16-18

Good start to this UF series by Elle Cross

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

Reviewed: 09-14-18

I enjoyed reading this book when it first came out so it had been awhile since I had read it. As I remembered the story was a tad slow in the beginning, made it tough to get sucked into the story. But once it got to when the MC and the main guy started interacting, it was phenomenal! Can’t wait to learn more about Vesper, where she comes from, see what happens with Jack and her and Deimos (so much swooning went on with him hahaha). Also loved her friends, especially her assistant at her job. I definitely connected with her the most I think (because she is very similar to me ❤️. And holy moly I couldn’t listen to this during my lunch break because my face kept getting so hot and read. Those steamy scenes were on fire!

I thought the narrator did a good job, liked the different accents. Only thing that made it tough sometimes was her voice for Deimos was quieter, so I had to turn my volume up real loud and then bring it back down with Vesper and the other voices in that scene. Everything else was great.

I am gearing up to read Book 2 that just came out and am excited to know what happens (especially what Vesper’s powers will be, how Deimos and her deal with her feelings for Jack, if any other guys show up in this harem!). Excited for Grit 2 to also be on audio later this year (I hope 😍😘).

  • Allison's Adventures in Underland: A Dark Reverse Harem Romance (Harem of Hearts)

  • By: C.M. Stunich
  • Narrated by: Kylie Stewart, Eric Rolon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92

Um. Um. Um. Are you reading this? If you are, I need your help. I was at a party; I was running; I fell. And get this - this is the part you'll never believe - I fell down a rabbit hole. Like Alice in those old books. Except in those books, there wasn't blood everywhere. In those books, the characters weren't all male, attractive, and interested in me.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm OBSESSED with this book

  • By Christina on 08-19-18

So good!! Perfect timing for Book 2 ❤️

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

Reviewed: 08-31-18

Absolutely loved this audiobook book of CM Stunich’s Allison’s Adventures in Underland. I thought the narration by Kylie was spot on, perfect delivery of the characters snark, passion, and nerves. I was picturing her in my head the entire time I was listening, made the character come to life so easily!! And don’t even get me started on Eric’s fantabulous job with all the different characters. And holy crap, the timbre he added to his voice for some of them made my face flush with heat (which was pretty awkward when I listened to it at my lunch break with my crush sitting right next to me hahaha).

To touch on the story a bit, I loved, loved, loved this book by CM. I think it took me a little bit to be 100% invested because it was like WTF is going on ahaha, but that fit the theme of Underland and its characters and stories perfectly. I can’t wait to see who her 9 will be but I am super excited about the 6 prospects and kept flipping who was my favorite. I think Tee is my absolute fave because he keeps surprising me just when I think I have figured him out. Super intrigued by the others and cant wait to see Sonny and them connect. The ending...OMG...so good. I loved the sexiness, the humor, the oddness, and the ode to the original Alice stories. I am amazed by what CM creates/puts out and this one is no exception. Probably my favorite one of hers besides Groupie (since that sealed my fate with reverse harem novels and she became one of my favorite authors of all time.

Cannot wait until the rest of this series comes out and can eventually make its way into audio. They will be instant one clicks for me, no doubt about it 😊. Definitely add this to your library, especially if you are Mad for Alice like the rest of the characters are 😉😁😍

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  • Love the Sea

  • By: G. Bailey
  • Narrated by: Morais Almeida, Jamie Renell, Tyler Ryan, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

Cassandra's life has never been simple because of her mark, but for a second she believed she had everything, she had her pirates. When she is kidnapped and ripped away from everything she loves, she has no choice but to fight to survive. Cassandra is taken to the King, and secrets she never could have expected come out. When the King does something impossible and pain is all that is left, will her pirates be able to save her?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Paula on 11-10-18

Loved Book 2, big improvement to Book 1!

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

Reviewed: 08-26-18

I thought G Bailey did a great job with the follow-up to Escape the Sea in her pirates series. Definitely take me as long to get sucked into this book and into the narration. I really loved getting to know more about the pirates and I definitely got hit in the feels in this book at every turn. I was sad to see some characters treated the way they were, especially her dad, but this story isn't unicorns and rainbows. The dark parts make it a good story and believable. I also loved the dragon part, cannot wait to listen to Book 3 with everything coming together. I liked the tenacity shown throughout the different trials/obstacles put int the group's way. Also loved the sneaking around the castle and the really raw and tender moments some of the burlier guys showed our MC. I did Awww at a couple places and couldn't keep a smile off my face at some touching scenes.

I thought the narration was spot on throughout the entire book. I think Everly's sections were as strong as I would have liked (she seemed sometimes whiny) but everything else was perfect. Will make for an engrossing listen (and will make me want to drive more, since that is where I listen to the majority of my audiobooks haha). Can't wait for Book 3 on audio, will definitely help with my longer commutes to and from work ❤️

  • Escape the Sea

  • By: G. Bailey
  • Narrated by: Tyler Ryan, Fleet Cooper, Patrick Garrett, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 54

Cassandra should have been killed at birth, like all the other children who have powers like her. The changed ones. The ones who started the war, lost the seas, and killed millions with their gifts. Lucky for Cassandra, her father is on the council. One of the seven rulers of her large town and has kept her hidden her entire life. When she is seen for the first time, she has no choice but to run, and the only place she can go is to the sea.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good start to the series!

  • By Courtney Dunham on 08-26-18

Good start to the series!

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

Reviewed: 08-26-18

Book 1 of G Bailey's pirate series drew me in. To be honest, there were so slower spots in this book but overall I enjoyed it and definitely continued on with the series. I liked the different pirates, and thought their first encounters with our MC were hilarious and fun each in their own way. I definitely have some favorites and was excited to see they each got their own air time in the books haha. I am intrigued by Everly and excited she is getting a spinoff!!

In terms of narration, I thought it was pretty good! I sometimes had a hard time distinguishing between some of the guys but a couple were spot on and the female narrator was amazing. Automatically got book 2 on audio because the narration did a great job getting me into the story (I think a little better than when I read it). Definitely pick up this audiobook, you will want to be rescued by some pirates in your dreams 😉😁😍

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