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Yucaipa, CA, United States
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  • The Arrangement

  • By: Joan Wolf
  • Narrated by: Karen Cass
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Widow Gail Saunders is struggling to support her eight-year-old son, Nicky, by running a small riding school when the Earl of Savile arrives to tell her that Nicky has unexpectedly inherited money from Savile’s cousin. Gail and Nicky spend the summer at Savile Castle, where Gail falls in love with the charming Raoul, a man as far above her in social station as the sun is to the earth. To add to her troubles, someone seems to be trying to kill Nicky.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • True love knows no class

  • By Darlene on 10-11-18

True love knows no class

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

Reviewed: 10-11-18

I have always liked Joan Wolf's books. And of course to being an older woman. I do enjoy a book with lots of story and not chapter after chapter of drawn out explicit sex scenes that add nothing to the plot of the story. Please don't misunderstand as I am no prude and a little is ok. But crying out loud stick to the material. The books I have read by this author fit's what I feel is good taste! This Earl has really great character and takes responsibility for family and tenants alike. A little mystery is always great and this book had a little. Also this book is good if you like historical romances and know the customs of that time. If not don't get it because you sure won't hurt my feelings.

  • From Scotland with Love

  • By: Kelli Ireland
  • Narrated by: Ava Erickson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 444
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 415
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 417

Escape to Scotland in this funny, heartfelt audio-first romance about reconnecting with an old love...and discovering new passion. After her boyfriend runs off to a Buddhist monastery, Molly is stuck with an extra ticket for a bed-and-breakfast trip through the Scottish Highlands. Not wanting to waste the fare, she sells it in an online auction...where it's bought by a man from her past. Now she's stuck rooming with the guy who broke her heart - someone she's never been able to forget.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny, Redemption, Love

  • By kathy graves on 08-07-17

Way To Go Audible

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

Reviewed: 09-12-18

Wow this was really a good book. I think I have found a new Author. This is a laugh out loud story!! And the narrator is great with different voices and accents.

  • Bliss

  • By: Lynsay Sands
  • Narrated by: Justin Hill
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168

Love thy neighbor, 'tis said. A fine idea, except when the neighbor in question is Lord Holden. Lady Helen Tiernay has complained frequently about his treatment of his people. Too frequently perhaps, for the king intends to curb their constant bickering by ordering them to wed. Helen can't refuse a royal decree, but she'll do everything possible to drive away her devilishly attractive husband-to-be.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it

  • By Nadia C Hamid on 07-27-17

Best of the Best

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

Reviewed: 08-16-18

This is one of the best books I've read in awhile. Got to love any book that makes me laugh out loud. This one takes the cake for sure. The antics these two characters get up to is priceless. It's one that will be read and read by this fan. Lynsay Sands out did herself and Justin Hill was the perfect narrator. Have read Always as well but didn't care for it as much. Please do not miss understand it is still a good book. Just saying this one is a favorite.

  • Marry Me by Sundown

  • By: Johanna Lindsey
  • Narrated by: Pilar Witherspoon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98

Summoned back to Philadelphia from the social whirl in London, Violet Mitchell never expected to find her brothers living on the edge of financial ruin while their father seeks new wealth in Montana's gold fields. With the family's home and social standing at risk, Violet makes a drastic decision.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sorru Pilar Witherspoon

  • By Darlene on 07-15-18

Sorru Pilar Witherspoon

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

Reviewed: 07-15-18

I've read every book Johanna Lindsey has ever written. She has to be one of my all time favorite Author's! This particular series is not one of my favorites. Seems it took forever in all of this particular series, to get to the point of being interesting for me. Because it was a Johanna Lindsey story I knew it would get good at some point. But it took me days to finish it. Do think if I had been reading it myself I would have enjoyed it much more. As I have never been able to put her books down until I was finished with them. At one point I speeded up the reading time to 2x. Which made it much better listening. Do apologize to Pilar Witherspoon as do not wish to be over critical. However you really need to speed up you reading time as you drug this one out so long it made it boring and hard to get through.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Forged in Ember

  • A Red-Hot SEALs Novel, Book 4
  • By: Trish McCallan
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182

Amy Chastain has made a lot of enemies - none so ruthless as the insanely powerful New Ruling Order (NRO). When they killed her husband, it was hell. Then they targeted her children by injecting them with a dangerous, experimental isotope. Now Amy trusts only one man to help her: the ex-commander of SEAL Team 7. In the company of Navy SEALs, Jace “Mac” Mackenzie was in his physical element. Now he’s on the run from the same cabal that poisoned Amy’s children. That doesn’t stop him from launching a mission to bring down the NRO - and find an antidote. But the clock is ticking.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Almost 2 years!

  • By SanfordHoney on 09-18-18

Wow Exciting Series

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

Reviewed: 07-01-18

First thing to say is Trish McCallan, sure keeps one on the edge of their seats with this particular series. I kept this one in my wish list until I felt I could read it without the old blood pressure sky rocketing. Certainly was not disappointed by any means. Felt that Mac and Amy's story was going to be good. And once again was not at all disappointed. Only thing I didn't like was the Uncle getting killed. And agree with reviewer Carouse I would like to hear more of what happened to Faith. Likewise I also agree with Kelly R. And want Wolf's full story. Plus more about the Shadow Mountain team. Really loved hearing the Arapaho language spoken. So do hope you continue to carry on with this series. Although I've like all of the narrator's, I would personally like to hear the next one with a full cast and sound effects. Feel It would bring so much more to the series.

  • Wyatt's Bounty

  • The McCades of Cheyenne, Book 2
  • By: Kim Turner
  • Narrated by: Dawson McBride
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

Bounty hunter Wyatt McCade is taking down outlaws one at a time. He's been in love with Tess Sullivan for years, but she refuses to give in to her feelings. Reeling from the rejection of his marriage proposal, he chases bounties with little concern for his own safety. When word reaches him that Tess never left for Boston, he rides for Cheyenne to confront her. Instead, he is ambushed and left for dead. Doctor Tess Sullivan shattered her heart by refusing Wyatt McCade's marriage proposal and making the biggest mistake of her life, by holding onto a secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't miss this fantastic book

  • By ReadingWench on 05-19-18

Wow Violent

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

Reviewed: 02-12-18

This is a new author for me. Both of these books were extremely action packed. But more violence than I care for in a story. My fast forward button was used a lot. Specially when I thought the violence was going on a bit long. Even with that said this author is very talented in my opinion. And I will certainly be looking forward to the next book in this series. The narrator is also new but very good.

  • Kirall's Kiss

  • By: M.K. Eidem
  • Narrated by: Ian Gordon, Jennifer Gill, Griffin Murphy
  • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317

Kirall was desperate. He was a Black Prime Dragoon, the strongest and fiercest of his kind. He was returning home after defeating the Varana when a small planet's moon triggered his Joining Heat. It shouldn't have been possible. He was right. Autumn was desperate. She was human, female, and struggling to survive. At 22, she was barely making ends meet. It's why she agreed to impersonate her roommate as a waitress for the weekend at a private party. She believed the money would change her life. She was right.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable Story

  • By Carolyn Conner on 01-24-18

Heart Sick

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

Reviewed: 01-18-18

I absolutely love M.K. Eidem's Stories. But this one although only 4 1/2 hours long. Was nothing but sex for most of the book. Break's my heart because it could have been so much more! The narration was great as always. Believe it or not I am not apposed to a few sex scenes. Because I can skip through them and get on with the story. When I get fed up with all the unnecessary descriptions of the act. However this book was way out of line and over the top with the sex!

20 of 24 people found this review helpful

  • A Dragonling's Haunted Halloween and Night of the Demented Symbiots

  • Two Dragonlings of Valdier Novellas
  • By: S. E. Smith
  • Narrated by: David Brenin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 155

Two novellas: A Dragonling's Haunted Halloween and Night of the Demented Symbiots! During one of her many excursions exploring the palace, Cara Truman discovers a vast underground chamber that turns out to be the perfect place for her next invention. Discover what happens when another Earth holiday is unveiled, with the help from a couple of mischievous goddesses, the symbiots, and dragonlings. Then, the Queen of the Demented Symbiots plans to send her minions to capture the newest babies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kids will be Kids

  • By Troublemer on 11-10-17

Another Funny Bone Tickler

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

Reviewed: 10-16-17

Anyone who can read or listen to these Dragonling stories and not get tickled. Has no sense of humor as far as I am concerned. And David Brenin narrates them perfectly. All of the little ones tricking their big warrior Dad's. Just tickled this old ladies funny bone. Specially when they are running around trying to solve where the little ones have disappeared to. Before their wives find out they are all on another adventure! I do not listen to these books when in public with earphones on. Why? Because people give me the strangest looks. And am afraid they think I'm off my rocker!! Keep them coming Susan you are a big hit with me!!

  • Treyvon

  • Kaliszian, Book 2
  • By: M.K. Eidem
  • Narrated by: Ian Gordon, Jennifer Gill, Amanda Hendricks, and others
  • Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 717
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 638
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 635

General Treyvon Rayner is the Supreme Commander of the Kaliszian Defenses. He is the cousin and trusted friend of the Kaliszian Emperor, Emperor Liron Kalinin, in spite of Treyvon's ancestor being one of the causes of the Great Infection so many centuries ago. It is never far from Treyvon's mind, and he vowed he'd spend his entire life trying to make things right. Chef Jennifer Neibaur dreamed of traveling to exotic places, of experiencing different cuisines, and learning how to prepare them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Was A Great Story Just Like "Grim"!!!!!

  • By Lady G on 06-18-17

Thank You Audible!!

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

Reviewed: 06-20-17

As Author's go, they just don't come any better. I have read or listen to all of her books and they just seem to get better and better. All of them tie together one way or another. Cannot wait until the next one hits the market. As I will be on it in the blink of an eye. But my very favorite thing is listening to them. The full cast of narrators and the sound effects make them a treat for me. No spoilers from me on this neat story. Just do yourselves a favor and get it. It is well worth the money or credit.

  • Making It Right

  • Most Likely To, Book 3
  • By: Catherine Bybee
  • Narrated by: Cristina Panfilio
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 751
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 646
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 645

Some kids inherit a family business; Jo Ward inherited a badge. Once voted Most Likely to End Up in Jail, the town wild child has become sheriff - hell-bent on uncovering the truth about her father's mysterious death. Life is quiet in rustic River Bend, but Jo longs for something beyond her small hometown and the painful memories it holds. All that keeps her sane is the support of her best friends, Melanie and Zoe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Frosting on the cake

  • By Darlene on 05-11-17

Frosting on the cake

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

Reviewed: 05-11-17

This was an outstanding ending to a delightful series. Jo and Gil are a cute couple, that fit in perfectly with the other couples. I love all three books but find this one to be my favorite. It is always a pleasure to revisit other characters in a series. Although one could read these out of order I personally recommend they be read in order. I for one would love to see another book with all three couples later in life and with children of their own. Catherine Bybee is an excellent author. Throw in Cristina Panfilio and you have one delightful audio book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful