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  • Wrong Question, Right Answer

  • The Bourbon Street Boys, Book 3
  • By: Elle Casey
  • Narrated by: Sophie Amoss
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 483
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 424
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 417

As a member of the Bourbon Street Boys private security firm, Antoinette "Toni" Delacourte is one strong woman, but despite her reputation for being tough as nails, she is haunted by her past mistakes. Now they're catching up to her, and throwing her for a loop. Ten years ago, Toni kissed Lucky, her brother's best friend. Worried it would break apart the group she'd come to see as family, she walked away - straight into the arms of Charlie, and an abusive relationship.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not the best in the series, HORRIBLE narration

  • By Taras2tots on 08-23-16

Terrrrrrible accent, unlikable heroine, and annoying oops!baby tropes.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-06-18

The main character is supposed to have a Cajun accent and the narrator's take on it is just so awful. I was very tempted not to listen to this book at all by the time I made it about ten seconds into chapter one. But I didn't have anything else available to me at the time, so I stuck it out.

The book doesn't really have anything content wise to recommend it either. The heroine is insufferable and just deeply dense about so many things. She's definitely supposed to be a flawed character, but I think there are a lot of things that the author either didn't intend to include, or didn't consider flaws, that just made her totally unlikable.

I read a lot of romance and I appreciate the genre's formula and tropes, but there are a handful of romance tropes that bug the hell out of me (e.g. "guy surprises girl with an entire wedding although they aren't even engaged but she is happy about this"). The terrible trope this book is guilty of is the author's refusal to include any nod to the basic scientific and medical knowledge available in contemporary first world settings (which is the setting for this book). Our couple immediately jumps straight from "we didn't use protection" into "I guess we're having a baby now" without even *talking about* emergency contraception. Like, not even early chemical termination--like, they don't even consider the choice of just *not getting pregnant in the first place* even though she immediately assumes her life is going to be straight up ruined by a pregnancy?? Well... actually we do get ONE mention of plan b in her internal monologue but her reaction is "I could never end a life," which, a) THAT'S NOT HOW THAT WORKS, and also, b) excuse me while I retrieve my eyes from the floor, they appear to have rolled straight out of my head.

  • The Revealed

  • The Lakewood Series, Book 2
  • By: Sarah Kleck, Michael Osmann - translator, Audrey Deyman - translator
  • Narrated by: Heather Wilds
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

The chemistry between Oxford University students Evelyn Lakewood and Jared Calmburry was immediate. After uncovering their shared and magical legacy - that they are the sole descendants of Merlin and the Lady of the Lake - their connection seems fated. When Jared sacrifices himself to save Evelyn's life and is carried off by his demon nemesis, Morgana, Evelyn must marshal every ounce of courage she possesses.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Alternate text read repeatedly

  • By Stephanie on 01-04-17

Both story and audio were meh.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-05-18

Audio version: Voices were hard to tell apart. There were a few spots that hadn't been edited correctly and you actually heard the narrator say "[line]. Alternate: [slightly modified line]." This was an issue in both book one and book two.

  • Targeted

  • Callahan & McLane, Book 4
  • By: Kendra Elliot
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden, Alexander Cendese
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,048
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 906
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 902

All Detective Mason Callahan wanted was a quiet fishing trip with the guys - a chance to get away and unwind before Halloween. Until he finds the body of his boss, Denny Schefte, near their remote Oregon cabin. Now all he wants is to catch the sadist who slit Denny's throat and covered his face with a mask. Mason was the last person to see him alive and will stop at nothing to find his friend's murderer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable book.

  • By Shirley on 08-24-16

No Nick Podehl 😢

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-22-18

This was the last book in the series and for some reason the male Natalie is different. That was a bummer because I really liked him. That said, the overall production value was better and included a few effects.

The content of this book, though... It was heavy on the law enforcement worship. I was mildly annoyed by it in the first three books but in this one the villain is killing law enforcement agents so it's really heavy handed. The "lives on the line every day" thing came up a lot, which just made me roll my eyes. At one point (scene of a cop funeral) I had to speed up the playback and just power through it.

  • The Perfect Game

  • By: J. Sterling
  • Narrated by: Dara Rosenberg
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 343
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 320
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 316

The Perfect Game tells the story of college juniors, Cassie Andrews & Jack Carter. When Cassie meets rising baseball hopeful Jack, she is determined to steer clear of him and his typical cocky attitude. But Jack has other things on his mind... like getting Cassie to give him the time of day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • OMG! I loved this story!

  • By Dasarae on 06-13-13

Review is for narration, not book itself.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-20-17

Narrator's voice is a little grating to me. Kind of... Loud? Overly exuberant, no matter the context? Also, she says some stuff weirdly. The most obvious one that happened a bunch of times (and got more and more annoying) is that every time she says "breathed" she pronounces it "breath-d" rather than "breathe-d." The different characters didn't have very distinct voices, so sometimes I lost track of who was talking.

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  • Out of the Pocket

  • By: Bill Konigsberg
  • Narrated by: Joshua Swanson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 175
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 128

Star quarterback Bobby Framingham, one of the most talented high school football players in California, knows he's different from his teammates. They're like brothers, but they don't know one essential thing: Bobby is gay. Can he still be one of the guys and be honest about who he is? When he's outed against his will by a student reporter, Bobby must find a way to earn back his teammates' trust and accept that his path to success might be more public, and more difficult, than he'd hoped.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No truer words were spoken...

  • By Donald on 04-16-12

This is the 2008 edition (not updated)

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-18-17

Apparently the book was re released recently with updates. I didn't realize until almost end of the recording that the audio book wasn't the updated version. I haven't read the new one, so I can't speak to how different the two are.

  • The Line

  • Witching Savannah, Book 1
  • By: J. D. Horn
  • Narrated by: Shannon McManus
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,557
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,298
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,293

To the uninitiated, Savannah shows only her bright face and genteel manner. Those who know her well, though, can see beyond her colonial trappings and small-city charm to a world where witchcraft is respected, Hoodoo is feared, and spirits linger. Mercy Taylor is all too familiar with the supernatural side of Savannah, being a member of the most powerful family of witches in the South. Despite being powerless herself, of course. Having grown up without magic of her own, in the shadow of her talented and charismatic twin sister, Mercy has always thought herself content.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Story and Excellent Narrator

  • By gardener97 on 04-26-14

Thank goodness for quality productions!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-12-17

Really good audiobook. Voices of narrator and each character were all distinct and easily recognizable, and not over the top or goofy which is often a risk with southern accents. Sound editing was good (even had a touch of sfx for one part), so it was easy to actually fall in to the story and forget about the medium.

I plan to start the next book in the series right away!