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  • Good Boy

  • By: Sarina Bowen, Elle Kennedy
  • Narrated by: Teddy Hamilton, Tanya Eby
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 993
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 934
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 933

Hosting her brother's wedding for an MVP guest list is the challenge of Jess Canning's life. Already the family screw-up, she can't afford to fail. And nobody (nobody!) can learn of the colossal mistake she made with the best man during a weak moment last spring. It was wrong, and there will not be a repeat. Absolutely not. Even if he is the sexiest thing on two legs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Blake Riley makes me smiley-and so does this audio

  • By Lydia D. Rella on 05-03-17

Unequal narrators leads to uneven performance of f

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

Reviewed: 06-21-17

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

This is a hard audiobook to rate because Teddy Morgan is 5 stars, hands down. Blake's chapters (narrated by Teddy) are absolutely time well-spent. I love his performance! He wholly embodies Blake's goofy earnestness, his good humor, his sweetness. But Tanya Eby is 1 star for me. Her voice is just too old and gravelly for Jess! And that is really frustrating. Chapter changes are completely JARRING because during Blake's chapters, I was wholly engrossed in the story, but EVERY TIME the chapter changed to Jess, I was thrown out of it as I remembered, "oh, right, I hate this narrator and her voice is totally wrong." It was so bad early on that I considered returning it to audible for my money back, but in the end, I think Teddy's narration was worth $2 so I'll keep it.

What did you like best about this story?

Elle and Sarina are auto-read authors for me. They're an amazing storytellers. They create compelling characters with definite development over the course of a book and a story that makes it happen.

What three words best describe Teddy Hamilton and Tanya Eby ’s performance?

Respectively: perfect and disappointing

Do you think Good Boy needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Yes! Stay released today, and I can't wait to learn more about Erickson! I'm just hoping there will be more books to come in the WAGs series.

Any additional comments?

I'm definitely recommending anyone interested in this book to read it, not listen to the audio. As much as I adore Teddy, Tanya's performance is distracting from the story, and I can see a lot of people being disappointed with this audiobook.

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  • The Deal

  • By: Elle Kennedy
  • Narrated by: Lorelei Avalon
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 872
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 791
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 795

She's about to make a deal with the college bad boy.... Hannah Wells has finally found someone who turns her on. But while she might be confident in every other area of her life, she's carting around a full set of baggage when it comes to sex and seduction. If she wants to get her crush's attention, she'll have to step out of her comfort zone and make him take notice, even if it means tutoring the annoying, childish, cocky captain of the hockey team in exchange for a pretend date.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Love the book, not thrilled with the narration...

  • By Nancy Nurse on 11-05-15

Great book but skip the audio

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

Reviewed: 11-10-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

No, I'm actively anti-recommending it. Lorelei's voice is not suited for Hannah and Garrett's playful, witty banter. She turned Hannah into a whiny girl and her attempts to perform Garrett's voice would be laughable if it didn't upset me so much. She sounded like a girl attempting to imitate her father. I have been telling all my friends who loved The Deal to avoid the audio.

What did you like best about this story?

The story is amazing. The Deal is easily one of my favorite books this year. Hannah and Garrett are individually strong, complex characters, and their chemistry, both romantic and not, is phenomenal.

Would you be willing to try another one of Lorelei Avalon’s performances?

Nope.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Not even close. I almost abandoned it within three minutes. It was painful to continue.

Any additional comments?

I can only hope Lorelei won't be chosen for The Score.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful