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  • The Dark Path of Romance

  • Kim and Angel, Book 2
  • By: J. Judkins
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

For Kim and her memory-challenged girlfriend Angel, a job searching for signs of alien activity implies sanctioned permission to do what needs to be done. Turns out, they’re going to need it! What they lack in skill and training they make up for with tenacity. But as a fan of science-fiction in all its forms, Kim feels up to the challenge. Their investigation attracts the notice of Naomi, an alien who’d rather find love and live in the world than enslave it. Naomi recognizes Angel as one of their own and dares to dream her own dreams of independence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic re-release with terrific narration!!!

  • By Kara on 11-08-18

half awesome.

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

Reviewed: 01-16-19

I love Angel and Kim as characters. I love their interactions; with each other as well as with others. the way that their side of the story unfolded was hilarious and engaging with just enough angst without getting super uncomfortable with it. the ending actually moved me which I honestly wasn't expecting. I absolutely love that they got their happy ending with neither of them sacrificing the awesome parts of their personalities.
Mel and Naomi however... wow, just wow. The thing that made Kim so amazing and engaging and funny was her ability to see all the possibilities to every situation before settling on the most outlandish one then forcing that one to come true. Naomi was honestly just irritating. I can get behind clueless and laugh at mistaking intentions. but she went so far beyond just clueless into intentional obtuseness. she stubbornly ignored the obvious signs Mel threw out to a degree that was vexing.

  • Fake It Till You Make It

  • By: M. Ullrich
  • Narrated by: AJ Ferraro
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58

Can the truth really set you free? Genevieve Applegate is tired of her stagnant life and she's ready to make a change by going after her dream job in New Jersey. The listing seems ideal when Genevieve scans it, but a big surprise comes at her interview: Out Shore Magazine is an LGBT publication. She's willing to work around this detail with an innocent lie, one she'll keep from her longtime boyfriend as well as her new boss, Harper Davies.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • good until the end

  • By Jargon on 12-30-18

good until the end

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

Reviewed: 12-30-18

So I really liked the story in the main and I loved getting to know the various caste. where the story lost me was the conflict at the end. it was the obvious one sure but it didn't make sense in light of the romantic scene previous... big big spoilers, I apologize. the ex "reveals" the MC's past relationship with a man and insinuates that she's pretending to be gay to get the job. the only part of her reveal that the mc hadn't already told the boss was she thought she was straight, everything else was out in the open... sooooo the ex makes one inflammatory statement that was based on information that mc already explained in length to her love interest and suddenly "you were lying to me this whole time?!?". that confused me. but besides that it was a great story with wonderfully relatable characters.

  • Ice Massacre

  • By: Tiana Warner
  • Narrated by: Sarah Beth Goer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

A mermaid's supernatural beauty serves one purpose: to lure a sailor to his death. The Massacre is supposed to bring peace to Eriana Kwai. Every year, the island sends its warriors to battle these hostile sea demons. Every year, the warriors fail to return. Desperate for survival, the island must decide on a new strategy. Now, the fate of Eriana Kwai lies in the hands of 20 battle-trained girls and their resistance to a mermaid's allure.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I liked it for the most part

  • By Jargon on 12-05-18

I liked it for the most part

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

Reviewed: 12-05-18

I liked the characters and the flow for the most part. there were a couple of issues I had however. there are two tropes that kinda get under my skin when they are used to the degree they are here. Tunnel vision is a pretty typical character flaw in first person narratives and yet it still makes me face palm when it becomes pervasive and obvious. the second is a story telling device that is so overused in fantasy novels that the few that don't use or use it only to thumb their nose at it are the welcome exceptions. The Devil's bargain. whenever the big bad makes the hero a proposition and everyone knows how it'll turn out and yet they do it. because someone is in danger or because they think they can twist the situation to their advantage. it doesn't matter what they hope to gain from it it always ends the same way with the same dire situation. it makes the next book too easy to predict and thus less anticipated. I will pick up the next one but I'll probably wait for my next credit instead of buying it outright.

  • Of Fire and Stars

  • By: Audrey Coulthurst
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld, Moira Quirk
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 196
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195

Betrothed since childhood to the prince of Mynaria, Princess Dennaleia has always known what her future holds. Her marriage will seal the alliance between Mynaria and her homeland, protecting her people from other hostile kingdoms. But Denna has a secret. She possesses an Affinity for fire - a dangerous gift for the future queen of a land where magic is forbidden. Now Denna has to learn the ways of her new kingdom while trying to hide her growing magic. To make matters worse, she must learn to ride Mynaria's formidable warhorses before her coronation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Queer Princesses

  • By FFReader on 02-25-18

Soo angry

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

Reviewed: 11-01-18

I've rarely been so angry after reading or listening to a story. Everything after Mare gets kidnapped was so rediculously non responsive. Dena sees everything and has ever oportunity to act and yet she does nothing. Just calmly leaves. she doesnt grab the nearest guard or rally anyone to action she just waits for a friggin audiance. then she takes the time to explain everything and takes sooo much time to rage inside and have magical episodes all the while doing nothing. When she finally does something she takes numorous detours and jerks. then with no reason for it she catches up and sneaks up on them. she has the element of surprise, she has a clear target with no way of hitting mare and does she take the shot? does she do anything? Of course she doesnt she waits to be discovered then has a stand off... a stand off. every decision afterwards is this long drawn out thing taking meaningless detours to reach the obvious.... anyway... spoiler alert.

  • The Neighbor

  • By: Gerri Hill
  • Narrated by: Nicol Zanzarella
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 290
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 274
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 273

When Laura Fry returns to her childhood home to care for her invalid mother, she hopes the writer’s block that has swallowed her writing career will disappear. She doesn’t plan on turning into a “yard girl” but her mother’s long neglected lawn beckons her to return it to the lush and colorful display it had been before her mother’s accident. She also doesn’t plan on making friends with the “nympho lesbian” next door but she finds it impossible not to watch the parade of playmates the neighbor brings to her pool.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • New Favorite

  • By Kayla K on 08-22-18

Formulaic

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

Reviewed: 10-31-18

I don't understand the appeal of this formula. The wealthy playboy hits the point in their life when the meaningless flings become drole just in time to meet the stuborn artistic type who reaches career self awareness just in time to have the self respect to not run away from the playboys high society friends.
I think it would have been a more interesting story to have the author write a new book based on the interactions of the nieghbors parties.

  • Nothing but the Truth

  • By: Carsen Taite
  • Narrated by: Lori Prince
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

Sparks fly when two top-notch attorneys battle each other in the high-risk arena of the courtroom, but when a strange turn of events thrusts one of them from the role of advocate to witness, prosecutor Ryan Foster and defense attorney Brett Logan join forces in their search for the truth. Working together they quickly learn their attraction to each other is as strong as their commitment to justice, but courthouse romance is not without complications. Throw in a murder case with bizarre twists and turns, and even the strongest attraction will be put to the test.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I expected.

  • By Jargon on 03-24-18

Not what I expected.

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

Reviewed: 03-24-18

I feel slightly mislead by the careful wording of the synopsis. I kept expecting some earth shaking event that never really happened until the very end and then not even close to the one I had anticipated. while the story and romance was interesting it wasn't compelling. I liked the charecters but it seemed almost too easy.
the narrator was fine mostly except when it came to the side charecters. I don't know what affectation she was going for but they all sounded like super stoned dudes.

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  • Actual Stop

  • By: Kara A. McLeod
  • Narrated by: Charley Ongel
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

Special Agent Ryan O'Connor's life is exactly on track-she's with a wonderful woman, and she's doing something she loves. Sure, her boss can't stand her, but she figures if that's her biggest problem, she's pretty damn lucky. She should have known it was too good to last and that when fate finally slapped her, it would do so hard enough to leave a mark.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Frustrating to the max!

  • By Jargon on 03-23-18

Frustrating to the max!

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-23-18

The only reason I finished this was because I was working and couldn't wait for something else to download. If not for that I would have shut if off and deleted it after the first chapter. Just to be clear this has nothing to do with the authors skill as a writer nor was there crazy grammar or Ignorant plot holes. No what I knew after the first chapter was the path the romantic arc was going to follow; and I did not like it one bit.
The romantic arc was by far the most frustration thing I have ever grit my teeth through. Imagine one of the common romance themes. A girl whose hear was shattered by her ex still can't open her heart to anyone else until that one person comes along and helps her realize that the ex had run away I'm fear not because anything she did. Then just as she begins to open up the ex shows up and causes enormous rifts in the girls life pledging changes and a new found commitment. The girl has to struggle between her obsessive need for the ex or the quiet unrelenting love of the new partner. We all know how this typicly turns out. Because we are all sad when the girl fist picks the ex, then we triumph when she realizes her mistake and fights for the one she really loves... This is not that story.
Instead imagine that the girl gives in to her constant obsession with her ex and repeatedly pushes away, ignores and borderline cheats on the one who loves her. That is what this story is about. I was growly and tense my entire shift listening to Ryan as she obsessed and turned her belly up and ignored everything else. I was so frustrated and sad for the girlfriend that when the second love scene came around I was too frustrated to appreciate how well written and steamy it was. The author tried so hard to suddenly turn the girlfriend into the bad guy that I was outraged on her behalf through most of the story. It seemed to me that the author actually went back and thought, hmmm the only way the audience is going to turn against the girlfriend is if she cheats before Ryan has a chance to(cause we all knew that was inevitable at the rate she was going).
Another thing that bothers me is that the author set up this twist of horrible(if obvious) betrayal and all these suspected terrorists and yet all that is so secondary to the frustrating romance arc that we don't get to see any of it resolved or even really explored.

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  • Three Times as Deadly

  • By: Erin Wade
  • Narrated by: Susan Marlowe
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99

When Sloan Cartwright awakens in an African hospital with no memory, she is astounded to find three beautiful women claiming to be her wife. An attempt on her life makes her realize that her biggest problem is not which woman is her wife, but who wants to kill her and why. She discovers that she holds secrets that will topple governments and bring down illegal poachers in Africa. The only problem is that Sloan can’t remember where she hid the evidence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love a woman who can kick ass!

  • By Sondra A., Cobb on 11-23-18

Sooo...I have definite opinions.

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

Reviewed: 03-15-18

Beware spoilers: The beginning of this story felt like a set up to a certain series of surprise twists that would have been fun, if predictable. The throw off was how no one seemed upset or jealous or even super invested in the situation. The three wives just showed up, made claims then resumed the holding pattern. There was no jockeying for attention or attempts at swaying the Mc to one side or another.
In all honesty I was hoping that the ex would have turned out to be even a part of the big twist to add a bit of spice but as it was the path was incredibly straight. the way the "big twist" at the end actually turned out made the beginning make no sense. I mean if two of the "wives" were in the know then why would they keep up the show and if the guy was in on it then why we're they telling stories that put the others in doubt. makes no sense.
And finally. it is disturbing how quick the Mc is to kill everyone. there was no reason to kill all three of the biker guys. they were just blustering, she had no way of knowing they were rapists. and yet she just does it and laughs. in fact nearly all the times she kills is kind of senseless. and with a bull whip really? and when does the wife start to "question who she really is" because of how violent she is? the one time she doesn't kill any one.... the only time.

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  • Sovereign

  • By: April Daniels
  • Narrated by: Natasha Soudek
  • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139

Only nine months after her debut as the superhero Dreadnought, Danny Tozer is already a scarred veteran. Protecting a city the size of New Port is a team-size job and she's doing it alone. Between her newfound celebrity and her demanding cape duties, Dreadnought is stretched thin, and it's only going to get worse. When she crosses a billionaire supervillain, Dreadnought comes under attack from all quarters. From her troubled family life to her disintegrating friendship with Calamity, there's no lever too cruel for this villain to use against her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than the first one

  • By Spencer on 09-30-17

kind of a let down

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

Reviewed: 12-09-17

I really liked the first book. which made how much I didn't like the sequel kind of jarring. Danny went from being this sympathetic and inspiring charecter to being kind of a bitch that I didn't mind not rooting for. I feel like the title should have been; How I almost became a psychopath mass murderer. or maybe ;How I almost became a super villan. I mean I understood the reasons but at the same time she had a great support system and everyone that "turned their back" was because she had changed her personality.

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  • Starstruck

  • By: Lesley Davis
  • Narrated by: Nicola Victoria Vincent
  • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

Actress Cassidy "CJ" Hayes is famous for her role in The Alchemidens, a fantasy show where she plays a kick-ass heroine. Her rising success has brought her quickly under Hollywood's glaring spotlight. It's also gained her the unwelcome attentions of an obsessive fan who wants more than just an autograph.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really Enjoyed!

  • By bywheel@capecod.net on 03-28-17

Great story

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

Reviewed: 12-04-17

The story was both moving and heartbreaking. I loved the charecters even though they were both so freaking angsty.
The narrator was perfect in that her voice was awesome and all her American accents were very entertaining.