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Lina Marie

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  • Trying to Live with the Dead

  • The Veil Diaries, Book 1
  • By: B. L. Brunnemer
  • Narrated by: Kris Koscheski, Carla Mercer-Meyer
  • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 611
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 565
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 563

Hi, I'm Alexis Delaney. I'm your average 17-year-old girl. Except I can see the dead. And talk to the dead. And push them away and, well, help them move on. For years I've been struggling to survive the souls still roaming around. The shitheads always seem to find me. Moving from town to town every few months never helped either. More dead just always find me. But things are changing for me now. I'm moving in with my uncle Rory and cousin Tara. I'm finally going to be able to do normal teenage stuff I've been missing out on. Right?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Light entertainment

  • By Connie on 09-14-17

Interesting to say the least....

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

Reviewed: 12-31-18

Performance wise I would say Kris Koscheski, and Carla Mercer-Meyer did an excellent job on all the narration.
As far as the story.... there are some inconsistencies. Lack of parental guidance. Why I found this in romance.... idk. If there’s romance it’s a slow burn. Like extremely slow. There’s only phone conversation, and the mentioning of feelings. Sex, zero. Kissing unless I blinked, zero. So if your looking for it, it ain’t here. It’s still an interesting story though. I want to know where this will lead.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Too Much Information

  • Awkward Love Series, Book 3
  • By: Missy Johnson
  • Narrated by: Chris Chambers, Elizabeth Hart
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

We've all been there. One minute, you're sprawled out on your bed, minding our own business, and the next, you're lying in the back seat of your best friend's car as she races you to the ER. And not the closest one either. No. You're headed to the one 50 miles farther out, because the one five minutes away is where you start your residency next week. So there you are, lying in cubicle nine, hoping like hell that the doctor about to examine you isn't young, sexy, or male. Of course, he's all three. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heartfelt❤️

  • By Lina Marie on 11-15-18

Heartfelt❤️

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

Reviewed: 11-15-18

Have you ever listened to one of those types of books and go, “Awe”. Well, this is one of them. All the way up to the end. It’s a feel feel good, slap your knee, OMG, WTF, did that just happen? Type of audiobook. Use a credit and follow the story of how a girl gets a clitmaster7000 stuck in her unmentionables, and how a man helps her retrieve it. Let just say, it’s interesting story, with a lot going on. First impressions are everything.
My only issue was the audio was skipping a bit. I loved it anyway.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Ascension: Volume I, Part I

  • By: Yolanda Hatcher
  • Narrated by: Anne-Marie Agbodji, Jason Clarke, Amanda Leigh Cobb, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

Eleven years of Parker Stevens' life have gone by in the mental institution due to the murders he’d committed when he was 15. He is finally released and meets her. She awakens a power within his very being. Luna is trapped. She lives with the man who kidnapped her as a child and subsequently raised her. Now, she’s his lover, a role she is forced to portray and to accept. However, it doesn’t stop her from hating his guts. She remains because she is indebted; but then she meets Parker, the man’s nephew, and starts to want something...for herself...for once.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Kay on 09-29-18

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ It’s worth the credit!

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

Reviewed: 10-11-18

I was overjoyed when the audible version of this book came out. Yolanda Hatcher managed to bring all the chemistry between Luna and Parker out in this audible. As short as it was. It’s not an insta love/get married/have a baby type of fantasy romance. This is a slow burn with a whole lot of back story filled with detail fantasy romance. It has all the requirements that I want for a slow burn romance, but with so much more depth. A love triangle, kidnapping, lost memories, forbidden love, and lost goes on. All with the bonus that this is fantasy. I can’t wait for the part 2.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Ugly

  • By: Margaret McHeyzer
  • Narrated by: Becca Ballenger
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

If I were dead, I wouldn't be able to see. If I were dead, I wouldn't be able to feel. If I were dead, he'd never raise his hand to me again. If I were dead, his words wouldn't cut as deep as they do. If I were dead, I'd be beautiful and I wouldn't be so...ugly. I'm not dead...but I wish I was.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great, and real tear jerker.

  • By weekly reader on 08-16-18

It’s worth the credit

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

Reviewed: 09-23-18

I loved everything about it. The ups and downs. The struggle, the heartache, the hurt, suffering, pain, disappointment. This is everything an audible should be. You will not be disappointed

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Attraction: Elements of Chemistry

  • Elements of Chemistry, Book 1
  • By: Penny Reid
  • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
  • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 586
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 552
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 553

Kaitlyn Parker has no problem being the invisible girl, which is why she finds herself hiding in various cabinets and closets all over her college campus. Despite her best efforts, she can't escape the notice of Martin Sandeke - bad boy, jerkface bully, and the universe's hottest, wealthiest, and most unobtainable bachelor-who also happens to be Kaitlyn's chemistry lab partner.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ardent Penny Reid Fan, but so mad re: cliffhanger

  • By Northern Ca Reader on 12-20-15

Ends on a cliffhanger...

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

Reviewed: 09-20-18

Ends on a cliffhanger but I loved it. The performance I had to get used to, however I think Cris Dukehart did a wonderful job.

  • Cocky Client

  • By: Whitney G.
  • Narrated by: Joe Arden, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 503
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 462
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 462

I woke up five hours late after a reckless one-night stand with the sexiest, cockiest, and most arrogant man I’ve ever met. My top two clients for my PR company left to my number one competitor, my roommate "accidentally" bleached my favorite suit, and my favorite coffee shop was shut down for "health concerns". Still, none of those things dimmed my excitement for what was supposed to be the best four o’clock signing session of my career. Then that sexy, arrogant one-night stand stepped into my office with a familiar smirk and introduced himself as my new, cocky client....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A great quick listen with rockstar narration!

  • By Michella L. Patane on 06-04-18

Its too short, but I loved it!

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

Reviewed: 06-20-18

My goodness this was so good, but too short for me. The amount of dry humor and sarcastic comebacks between Ryan and Penelope are enough to have you laughing for days. Sexual tension at its finest!!!!! As usual Erin Mallon and Joe Arden did a fabulous job on the narration.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Man Card

  • Man Hands, Book 2
  • By: Tanya Eby, Sarina Bowen
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 391
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 381
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 381

Ash: I still don't know how it happened. One minute, I was arguing with my arrogant competitor - our usual trash-talk over who deserves the larger commission. But somehow, I went from throwing down to kneeling down.... It can never happen again. I don't even like him. He's too slick. He's a manipulating, mansplaining party boy in preppy clothes. So why can't I get him out of my head? Sebastian: Ash is my missing my piece. She's the sweet cream to my gourmet espresso. And nothing gets me going faster than her contempt for me.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Power Braht For The Win!

  • By bookbruin on 05-15-18

It had all my favorite things!!!

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

Reviewed: 04-19-18

Tacos, planners, stickers, and gin. I mean how else can a book hit all the high points. Beautifully performed by Luke and Erin. It picked right up from man hands, but this story is for Ash and Braht. Who Ash can’t stand, but loves in the bedroom. Braht, a cocky SOB who loves a woman with more than just a little spunk. My only negative is the audible kept skipping and at the end it stopped playing altogether. Had to remove it and re-download. I still loved it.

  • The Touch

  • By: Lisa Olsen
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 45

Lexi Morgan has always had "The Touch;" the ability to pick up an object and 'see' its past. Doomed to wearing protective gloves at all times, she learned to accept it as equal parts gift and curse. When her brother in law Neil disappears, she'd rather tell her sister to celebrate than try to help find the jerk. But after her young niece vanishes as well, it's time to put her gift to good use and help track her down, especially when handsome Detective Gabriel Ryan takes over the case.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not my style but I liked it!

  • By Mark Mensch on 12-31-13

Just wow!

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

Reviewed: 03-28-18

This definitely peaked my interests with its paranormal mysterious vibe, and mild romance. Andi Arndt, as usual performed beautifully. The creepy vibe that played through this whole audible had me sitting on the edge of my seat. I almost felt like it was watching a scary movie. With its highly anticipated last chapter in finding out “who did it, and why”? It kind of left a bad taste in my mouth with how it ended. No explanation or anything. I still enjoyed it.

  • Cake

  • A Love Story
  • By: J. Bengtsson
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Joe Arden
  • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,194
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,693
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,676

Jake McKallister might have been a rock star, but he was no ordinary one. Surviving an unspeakable crime as a young teen had shaped him into a guarded workaholic, and he now lived his life trying to forget. If it hadn't been for music and the redemption he found through it, he might not have survived. Career success came easily for him. Personal connections did not.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Freakin Rockin Book

  • By Alanna on 12-22-16

A sweet love story.

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

Reviewed: 02-06-18

This 12 hour and several minute love story will have you in tears. I loved that every minute of this was told in such great detail, it was like I was standing right there. Boy has troubling childhood. Boy meets girl, girl loves boy. Boy struggles with love. (Even though he loves her too)It’s an heartbreaking love story that tells how a man can over come his fears, and how a woman is there to help him along the way. I through enjoyed it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Man Hands

  • By: Tanya Eby, Sarina Bowen
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 921
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 865
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 862

At 34, I'm reeling from a divorce. I don't want to party or try to move on. I just want to stay home and post a new recipe on my blog: Brynn's Dips and Balls. But my friends aren't having it. Get out there again, they say. It will be fun, they say. I'm still taking a hard pass. Free designer cocktails, they say. And that's a game-changer. Too bad my ex shows up with his new arm candy. That's when I lose my mind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Romantic Comedy Gold!

  • By bookbruin on 03-15-18

If you like a romantic comedy audio, this is for you!

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

Reviewed: 01-21-18

This audio by Tanya Eby and Sarina Bowen is the type of romantic comedy that will have you in tears. The amount of internal dialogue alone, had me in tears! There’s nothing like reading/listening to a love story that has a solid background of the main characters. This was beautifully narrated, but Eric Mallon and Luke Daniels who managed to pull off both female and male voices to a “T”.
My only complaint, unless I missed it is who posted the scandalous video??! I still give it 5 Stars for the perfect blend of romantic touches, comedy, and scandalous behavior.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful