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  • Drumline

  • By: Stacy Kestwick
  • Narrated by: Stephen Dexter, Tracy Marks
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110

Traditions are important. Especially in the South. College football. Rivalries. Tailgating. Halftime shows. Some things just don’t change. Until Reese Holland shows up with her long legs and no-bullshit attitude to audition for the prestigious all-male Rodner University snare line. It doesn’t matter how much hazing she has to endure from Laird Bronson, with his narrowed green eyes and arrogant smirk. She wants that damn spot, and she’s more than good enough to earn it. She expects there to be tension. Even friction. But not sparks hot enough to burn the entire campus down.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly Emotional College Romance!

  • By bookbruin on 02-12-18

Amazing story - perfect narration

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

Reviewed: 10-16-18

This was my first Stacy Kestwick book, but it won't be my last. I tend to read books where the people are done with school and they are facing life and relationship challenges. I had heard good things about Drumline though and wanted to give it a try. This book completely grabbed me. I forgot that I was reading about college kids. What Laird and Reese have and what they've been through is enough for any adult! They have survived and are going to lead happy lives together. This book had me in tears and yet when I was done, my heart was full. This was such an amazing read. Loved it!

The narration really added so much to this book. The narrators brought Laird and Reese to life. This was such a heartfelt story and they really delivered that. Great listen!

  • Too Enchanting

  • The Lewis Cousins, Volume 4
  • By: Bethany Lopez
  • Narrated by: Holly Holt
  • Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

On the outside, petite and perfect Serena and rough and hardworking Jed have nothing in common. When Serena moves into the house next door, Jed is determined to ignore the sexy art-gallery manager, who he just knows will be a pain in his ass. But their shared loved of creating beauty from pain, along with the intangible chemistry that fires whenever they’re in the same space, forces them to dig beneath the surface to find their vulnerability. Jed will soon see that whether he likes Serena or not, she’s too enchanting to ignore. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story!

  • By Virginia on 08-21-18

Good family story

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

Reviewed: 10-04-18

I enjoyed listening to Too Enchanting. The story was short and Serena and Jed's story was good. My favorite thing about this story is the family that it involves. I love family series where each person gets their own story, but we continue to learn about the family throughout the series. Jed wasn't impressed with Serena at all at first, but he quickly learns that he had her pegged all wrong. Serena can't help but fall for her hot neighbor.

The narration was good. My complaint about the narration was that this story was told in dual POV and only a woman narrated. That took away from the story for me. I like when a man reads the man's part. There were times I got lost as to who was speaking during the story.

Overall, the story was good and I enjoyed it.

  • Simmer

  • By: Stephanie Rose
  • Narrated by: Inés del Castillo, Joseph Discher
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23

My life was always at a simmer… only stewing, never going anywhere. I was left to fend for myself when it came to affection or love, so I learned to go without. I refused to let them see how broken and lonely I was; it was much easier to hide behind a false reality. I didn't want anyone's pity. I didn't need it. Pity wouldn't put food on the table or keep a roof over our heads. That was all me. Now, I have a second chance at a dream long forgotten. It demands hard work and sacrifice - with absolutely no distractions. A recipe I already know all too well, raising a daughter on my own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Slow Burn Romance!

  • By bookbruin on 08-31-18

Love Sara and Drew's Story!

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

Reviewed: 08-30-18

I read the book when it first came out and absolutely fell in love with the story. Sara is such a complex character. When I met her in Rewrite I didn't care for her much, but this story has made me see her in such a different light. Drew is sexy and so damn perfect. I loved that the female narrator spoke with a slight NY accent. It's exactly how I would've pictured Sara speaking. The male narrator did a great job with Drew's part. These two really made me feel this story I have loved so much. Excellent story and narration. Loved it!

  • Fixed Forever, Book 5

  • By: Laurelin Paige
  • Narrated by: Carly Robins, Jeremy York
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84

This is the final book in the Fixed series starring Hudson and Alayna from New York Times best-selling author Laurelin Paige.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Carly Robins and Jeremy York's are perfection!!

  • By Avephoenix on 08-26-18

Hearing this book made it all the better!

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

Reviewed: 08-25-18

I read this book when it released. Hudson and Alayna are two of my favorite people and I love losing myself in the Fixed universe. I loved going back into their lives and this story kept me on the edge of my seat. These narrators did such a great job of pulling you into the stories and making you feel Hudson and Alayna's emotions. These people are both so passionate and they did an awesome job relaying that in their narration. This story was amazing and the audio added so much to it. Absolutely a must listen to!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Tomorrow's Too Late

  • Sniper 1 Security, Book 3
  • By: Nicole Edwards
  • Narrated by: Tor Thom, Charley Ongel
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

Kogan is no stranger to pain. For the past five years, he has been in a downward spiral, his days dark and grey. He spends most of his waking hours stumbling through, hating every second, wishing he didn't even exist. Kye Sterling knows Hunter has a troubled past. He knows someone hurt the man, which is the very reason he doesn't mind getting close, wanting to ease Hunter's pain in the only way he knows how. Not that it's working. Nothing seems to be working.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome!!!

  • By Jan M on 06-01-18

Menage and romantic suspense! The perfect story!

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

Reviewed: 07-18-18

I love these narrators together. They bring out the best in each other and their performance is flawless. Hunter, Dani and Kai are all broken souls who find healing in their threesome. Hunter and Dani have a painful past and both of them form a bond with Kai. The threesome is HOT! This story kept me on the edge of my seat and I couldn't listen to it quick enough! I haven't read the other books in the series, but I definitely want to go back and do that. These characters drew me and the story was awesome! The heat in this one is off the charts! So hot!!! Once again Tor Thom and Charley Ongel deliver a great performance and enhance the story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Lumbersexual

  • By: Leslie McAdam
  • Narrated by: Tor Thom, Charley Ongel
  • Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

Maggie Washington is used to relying on herself. Growing up in Iowa, her wild curls and parents who dumped her on her grandmother made it so she's never fit in. Skeptical of other people's motives, she's always been the fling or the friend. Looking to define her life after college, she's thrilled when she scores a choice summer job working in Yosemite National Park restoring habitat. Court Thompson is a gorgeous (and bearded) forest ranger with a love-em and leave-em reputation. When he shows interest in her, she's torn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A romantic adventure

  • By Dawn Fuhrman on 07-14-18

HOT novella!

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

Reviewed: 07-18-18

I forgot how much I loved this story! I read this novella when it first came out. Tor Thom and Charley Ongel made me enjoy it so much more the second time around. I forgot what a hot little novella this is. They did an awesome job with the story and all of the emotions that Court and Maggie experience. Tor Thom and Charley are magic when they work together and they definitely brought that magic to this narration. Great job! Loved it!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Nailed

  • By: Cora Brent
  • Narrated by: Kristin Watson Heintz
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

As a project manager at a successful construction firm, Audrey Gordon is used to grueling 80-hour workweeks. That’s what it takes to be the best in this business, especially when you’re a woman. But what happens when Audrey is assigned to the biggest project in the city? She’s forced to team up with former lover and office rival Jason Roma. Not only is Jason as cocky and hot-wired as ever, he still manages to get under Audrey’s skin in ways she has spent years trying to forget. Yet Jason is determined to rekindle the past. And this time the lines between work and passion might be permanently blurred.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story

  • By Christine M on 07-11-18

Good story

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

Reviewed: 07-11-18

This was a different read than what I was expecting. The first half was very much an enemies to lovers story that I ate up. It did take a turn in the last third of the book that I thought was really interesting and I would have seen it coming. I think it really made Audrey evaluate her relationship with Jason and what she wanted from her life. What truly was important. I liked the story and thought it was a good read. This is the first book I've read by this author and I found it very enjoyable.

I had a hard time with this narrators S's. I found it a little distracting throughout the story. She did a good job otherwise.

  • Flawless

  • The Diamond Club, Book 0
  • By: Jude Ouvrard, Diamond Club
  • Narrated by: Tor Thom, Charley Ongel
  • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

Unable to ignore his father’s dying wish, Thomas finds himself descending into an unknown world of deceit, corruption, and temptation. A place where the possession of diamonds is priority, and there are no limits when it comes to acquiring them. Welcome to The Diamond Club. To better understand the secret life his father has been living and continue to protect his mother and sister, TJ will have to leave behind his current way of life and all he finds comfortable. He soon learns what a small world this is when the decision has him crossing paths with an old flame.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Will leave you wanting to read more!

  • By Dawn Fuhrman on 06-29-18

Great narration..the story was a little lackluster

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

Reviewed: 07-05-18

Every time I listen to these narrators together, I enjoy the story. These two work so well together I love that the narration seems seemless.

I haven't read or listened to any of Jude Ouvrard's stories before. This was a shorter story and I felt like there were a lot of holes that I wanted filled in. I also felt like a couple of pivotal scenes didn't deliver like I hoped they would. I found myself liking where the story was headed and even really liked the main characters, I just didn't feel a whole lot of connection with them. It fell flat for me, but I loved the idea of this story.

Again, for me the narration made this story.

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  • The Consequence of Seduction

  • By: Rachel Van Dyken
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden, Nick Podehl
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 353
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 321
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 321

Reid Emory has never had reason to question his luck with the ladies. As the owner of a lethal set of aqua-blue eyes and a devastating grin, this Hollywood heartthrob always brings his A game...but lately his luck seems to have run out. The actor is in need of some help, and there's only one person he can trust to take his love life - and his career - to an explosive new level.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved everything about this story!

  • By Kenia on 02-12-16

Love this series!

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

Reviewed: 07-04-18

I have loved each of the stories in this series. I was wondering if Reid would get a story since in the first story he wasn't really part of the initial friend group. I've loved getting to know him through the last few stories and now watching him find his forever. Jordan was such a refreshing heroine. She doesn't consider herself a bombshell, but yet in Reid's eyes, there is no one but her. Watching Reid and Jordan fall for each other was fun. Jordan was feisty and not a fan girl like so many other girls who just drop at his feet.

The characters are a great group of friends. The situations are a little over the top sometimes with the craziness that is Max, but I love that they are more of a family than just friends and always have each other's backs. I can't wait to get Jason's story.

I love these narrators. These stories are fun and the narrators do such a great job bringing out the craziness of each of the situations. I love listening to these stories.

  • The Consequence of Revenge

  • By: Rachel Van Dyken
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden, Nick Podehl
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 392
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 364
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 366

After losing his best friend to another guy, the notoriously too-confident Max Emory suddenly feels lost. He may have devastatingly good looks, an abundance of charm, and a claim to one of the biggest hotel empires around, but he has no ambition anymore. So when his fed-up friends decide they've had enough of his moping, they sign him up to be the next bachelor on the reality series Love Island.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another hilarious performance

  • By Misty on 03-26-16

Such a fun story!

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

Reviewed: 06-28-18

Over the top, laugh out loud comedy. I loved Max's story. We get another book with the great characters we met in The Consequences of Loving Colton, but you don't have to read that one first. Max's story definitely stands alone.

Becca and Max first meet in a coffee shot when he blows his chance with some cheesy pick up lines. When he becomes the next bachelor on a reality hook up show, Becca can't help but fall under Max's spell. Max's character is so over the top, but he is so funny. I found him endearing and I love this cast of characters. Becca takes him on like no other woman can. I loved watching these two fall in love and all of the fun that happens on the island.

Ms. Van Dyken writes a fun, romantic comedy with quirky unforgettable characters. Great series!

The narrators really help to bring this story together. It is done with perfection. I loved listening to the wild and crazy things that Max does and these two definitely told the story. I loved it!