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  • 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 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

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.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Actual Stop

  • By: Kara A. McLeod
  • Narrated by: Charley Ongel
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

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.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Three Times as Deadly

  • By: Erin Wade
  • Narrated by: Susan Marlowe
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73

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.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Sooo...I have definite opinions.

  • By Jargon on 03-15-18

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.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sovereign

  • By: April Daniels
  • Narrated by: Natasha Soudek
  • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93

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.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Starstruck

  • By: Lesley Davis
  • Narrated by: Nicola Victoria Vincent
  • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

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.

  • Eagle Cove: Thalia Chase

  • Sex Therapist, Book One
  • By: Darla Baker
  • Narrated by: Emily Beresford
  • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 50

Thalia's life is perfect. She has her dream house on the edge of Lake Cumberland in Nancy, Kentucky. She has a thriving sex therapy practice. Her sister has just moved nearby and is handling the daily business of her practice. She has a tight group of friends who keep her entertained and honest, and a seemingly endless supply of ladies to meet her more basic human needs. Thalia has no regrets she's without a life partner. Or does she?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eagle Cove

  • By Linda Lorman on 06-26-16

Uninteresting characters

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

Reviewed: 10-23-17

I think for the first time ever I was utterly uninterested in the main characters. they were both self absorbed and tiresome. the only reason I read all the way through was to find out how the whole Charlie situation resolved itself that was a much more interesting and powerful story arc that I wish had been the central theme if not the real story line.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Counting to Zero

  • By: A. J. Quinn
  • Narrated by: Hollis Elizabeth
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77

NSA agent Dr. Emma Thorpe is tasked with putting together an off-the-books team of elite cyber warriors to combat computer hackers who threaten national security. She's given carte blanche to recruit the best of the best. There's only one caveat. The threat won't be resolved by following the rules, so she must find a way to recruit Paxton James, gray hat hacker extraordinaire. But the elusive, sexy-as-sin Paxton is in an Indonesian jail. And she's there because one of Emma's colleagues double-crossed her.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • should have been much better

  • By Jargon on 05-14-17

should have been much better

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

Reviewed: 05-14-17

Many spoilers ahead. this story had all the elements of a great spy vs spy story. The main character was wounded and driven and brilliant. My qualms had to do with Emma and how the author handled her character and since hers was a very important part it understandably brought the whole experience down.
There's a part where Pax is missing Emma and one of her thoughts is how wonderful a sounding board she is. Since when? Emma is more or less a non charecter. She literally has zero input in any given situation. Any idea she has is instantly shot down by everyone. She's supposed to be the leader and yet she doesn't lead. Pax does everything for her and when Emma gets upset about being shut out of everything pax just throws a fit and claims Emma doesn't trust her.... What does that have to do with anything that is happening at that moment? Emma is presented as a strong intelligent woman who has years of experience leading her group and yet she passes the reigns over with a whimper and a pout then ignores it. by far the most frustrating dynamic I've ever endured.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Camp Rewind

  • By: Meghan O'Brien
  • Narrated by: Faith Clarke
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 116

Alice Wu is at Camp Rewind only because her therapist thinks it'll help her overcome the social anxiety she's battled since childhood. She's not sure she believes that theory, but will try anything to make a real friend. A casual fling would also be nice, but she's not holding her breath. Rosa Salazar hopes camp will be an escape from a life permanently altered. Alice and Rosa soon discover that at Camp Rewind, anything is possible. Even an unlikely friendship that swiftly becomes something more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good story

  • By Sab on 08-31-17

Good but not great.

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

Reviewed: 02-12-17

Not as much fun as Infinite Loop. Not as engrossing or amazing as Wild. Not as sexy as 13 hours or the Muse. Not as emotionally stirring as Battle Scars or The Night Off.
Having said that; I enjoyed this story and it brought up interesting points about social brutality and general anxiety. It's shortfalls came from the charecters. They were too much alike, with the same weaknesses and strengths with just different timing and causes. It made the emotional dips and peaks less powerful and the tensions less intreging.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Retreat

  • A Kind of Lesbian Romance
  • By: Jane Retzig
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 32

Jo and Ed are unlikely best friends. He is the only son of wealthy parents. She was born on 'the wrong side of the tracks'. He loves sport, messing around with cars, and drinking. She's ambitious and hardworking. They are, in fact, a perfect team. They've stood by each other for almost 30 years. They've built a successful business together. There's just one problem. Jo is having an affair with Ed's wife. And now someone knows their secret.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Was mislead by the synopsis

  • By Jargon on 10-03-16

Was mislead by the synopsis

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

Reviewed: 10-03-16

Just from the synopsis I was reluctant to give this story a try. It seemed to me that the intro was describing a story about a decent sort of guy who was being cheated on by his wife and best friend, who was sleeping with her just to have sex with her and no real emotional conection. This was, in reality, a very well written and emotionally stirring romance filled with hard choices and hidden wounds. My only problem was with the ending. it was abrupt and left mountains of issues unresolved.
The narrator... She was great, don't get me wrong, she had great flow, character voice, and annunciation. But, I kept thinking that her narrative voice sounding like an orator from BBC world news; All dispassionate and informative and very posh. which is great for a news person but mind numbing for a story. I kept praying for long sections of dialogue so she wouldn't be using that voice.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Courtship

  • By: Carsen Taite
  • Narrated by: Amanda Goodyear
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 89

In a stunning twist of events, Addison Riley is launched from the halls of academia to the spotlight of Supreme Court nomination. She's not entirely sure she wants the job, but the opportunity to make history ultimately trumps the trouble of having every aspect of her life examined by friends and enemies alike. Committed to the process, she's determined not to let her attraction to a beautiful woman or the threats on her life deter her from becoming the first female Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator made the story difficult at some points.

  • By Jessica G on 10-21-16

Fine story. horrible narrator.

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

Reviewed: 08-25-16

I've read the story on my Kindle and only bought the audible version because it was 2 dollars and I wanted something to listen to at work. the story isnt my favorite but it is interesting in its own way.
The narrator however took an okay story and made it unbearable. Her Addison voice was emotionless in every aspect of the story. the few times she got excited abiut the story it sounded like barmitzma boy jacob from snl. By far the worst, however, was the sex scene because I was torn between ramming my head into something solid and laughing hysterically. Her tone was so nutral through the scene and when she exclaimed, "Oh god, I'm cumming." in that flat tone it was just... wow.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful