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  • The Knocked Up Plan

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Sebastian York
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,334
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,116
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,100

This single gal has had enough of the games, the BS, and the endless chase. I know what I want most, and it's not true love. It's a bun in the oven, and I'm not afraid to hit up my sex-on-a-stick coworker to do the job. Ryder is gorgeous, witty, and wild - and he's also a notorious commitmentphobe. That makes him the perfect candidate to make a deposit in the bank of me. I won't fall for him, he won't fall for me, and there's no way baby will make three. Right?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AHHH... BLISS AFTER A SOLID GOLD LISTEN

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 07-02-17

Adorably sweet!

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

I seriously enjoyed this sweet book. The characters were likable. The romance was sizzling. The emotions were deep.The narrators brought Ms. Blakely's writing to life. Do yourself a favour and give this audiobook a listen.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Tragic

  • Rook and Ronin, Book 1
  • By: JA Huss
  • Narrated by: Jordan Leigh, Anna Gibson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 453
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 423
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 420

Rook Walsh is tragic. Because life so far - just sucks. Some girls get parents. Rook got the foster care system. Some girls get Prince Charming. Rook got an abusive frog. Some girls get lucky…. Rook got a second chance. And she took it. Because when fate throws you a bone - you grab it with both hands and run. Antoine Chaput knows the minute he spies Rook in his photography studio that she's got "The Look." The dark and desperate look he must have to land the exclusive Tragic Media contract. Rook is paired up with top model, Ronin, and he's everything her abusive ex-boyfriend wasn't.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Start Your Huss Addiction Here

  • By Erin on 12-03-17

More! More! More!

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

Reviewed: 11-25-16

Audible PLEASE bring in more JA Huss books! It's cruel and unusual punishment to only provide the first of a trilogy. Sigh...Okay I'm kinda gorging on JA Huss' audiobooks right now. First I read 18...dark and edgy...I loved it. Then I read 321...so good I listened to it back to back! I never do that. I just finished Tragic only to find it's part of a series not available on audible yet. To calm my panic, I bought Social and checked that Media is on here before buying it so I'm not left hanging. Seriously hooked on Huss' writing style. Check her out, you might get hooked too!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Three, Two, One (321)

  • A Dark Suspense
  • By: JA Huss
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Ava Erickson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,023
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,879
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,882

Battered, barefoot, and huddled under a bookstore awning in the pouring rain, Blue only knows one thing. After 15 months of captivity, finally she is free. Self-made millionaires JD and Ark are not out to save anyone when they stumble upon a wet and shivering girl one early Sunday morning. But when you sell sex for a living and salvation rings your bell, you answer the call. After years of searching, love lifts the veil of darkness, and three people - with three very big secrets - find themselves bound together.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sex, lies, and videotape...

  • By Laura on 06-09-16

Heart wrenchingly beautiful

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

Reviewed: 11-23-16

I first came across HA Huss with her book 18 which was in my Recommended Reading List here at Audible. Because of Audible’s amazing return policy, I’m never afraid to try new authors. I liked 18’s edginess so put a couple more books by her in my wish list and purchased them a month ago. I’ve been wrapped up in re-listening to a few series that had new books come out so didn’t listen to 321 for a month after purchasing it. I was struck by the intense relationships the character’s developed. Even with their secrets from each other I felt I knew how they would act and respond. There was so much pain and loneliness, and a desperate need for connection. I felt it down to my toes. I loved it so much, I started from the beginning again to catch anything I may have missed the first listening. I can’t thank the author enough for this book. I’ll likely buy all her others that are here on Audible and hope the rest of her books are produced as well. Loved the author’s EOBS explaining how the idea for the plot line came to be. It's worth the listen. Definitely worth a credit.

  • Collide

  • By: Gail McHugh
  • Narrated by: Mary Kowal
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 673
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 633
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 636

On the heels of graduating college and trying to cope with her mother's death, Emily Cooper moves to New York City for a fresh start. While harboring secrets of his own, Dillon Parker takes care of Emily through her grief. Knowing he can't live without her by his side, he's sweet, thoughtful, and everything Emily has ever wanted in a man. Until she meets Gavin Blake....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Aggrivation, a heart attack, and the cliffhanger.

  • By Bex on 06-30-15

Predictable story line and wince-worthy adjectives

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

Reviewed: 06-25-16

I'm certain I'm not the only person who listened to Collide and Pulse who got distracted by the strange adjectives used. It's like the author opened up a thesaurus and grabbed any old word regardless of it working. I mean...she used the word 'cavernous' to replace 'deep' for a man's voice. It was off-putting. I tried to just ignore the weird descriptive language and try to get into the story line, but even that was horribly predictable. The narrator gave some of the worst character voices I've ever heard. She also had a slight lisp and read Spanish horribly. I gave it a higher star count due to its lower price. It isn't credit worthy, but it's adequate for the price it's offered at. Back to the weird adjectives...Tiffany Reisz's main character Nora in The Siren is an erotica writer who asks her new editor "What's another adjective for thrust?" I probably got that line wrong but that was the gist (synonyms: essence, substance, central theme, heart of the matter, nub, kernel, marrow, meat, burden, crux) of it. I adore Nora and her creator Ms. Reisz and the thought of Nora's editor Zachary verbally beating the naughty adjectives out of Ms. McHugh's writing made me smile.

  • Sidekick - Captivated by You, by Sylvia Day

  • Crossfire, Book 4
  • By: Bill Driscoll, WeLoveNovels
  • Narrated by: Everly Rose
  • Length: 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 37

In the fourth book of Day's Crossfire Series, Gideon and Eva find themselves facing some of the strongest challenges their relationship has yet encountered. Even as the newlyweds fight for their future, they find themselves ensnared by the past - a past they will have to confront if they ever want to truly move forward.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Do not waste your time

  • By Crystal on 11-13-15

This is NOT Sylvia Day's Crossfire series!

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

Reviewed: 02-10-16

I feel like an idiot. I saw the book title and the author and thought it was from an anthology and that was why it was so short. Based on that thought, I couldn't have been more disappointed to find out it was nothing better than a snarky review. Are Sylvia Day's character's flawless? Of course not. It's the angst and the insecurity that create the drama in this series.
I'm not even sure why Audible sells this as I doubt anyone would keep it thanks to Audible's great return policy. That's what I intend to do right now...

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • You

  • By: Caroline Kepnes
  • Narrated by: Santino Fontana
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,466
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,572
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,554

Beck is everything Joe has ever wanted: she's gorgeous, tough, razor-smart, and sexy beyond his wildest dreams. Joe needs to have her, and he'll stop at nothing to do so. As he begins to insinuate himself into her life - her friendships, her email, her phone - she can’t resist her feelings for a guy who seems custom-made for her. So when her boyfriend, Benji, mysteriously disappears, Beck and Joe fall into a tumultuous affair. But there's more to Beck than her oh-so-perfect façade.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow. This. Book.

  • By Em on 07-17-15

Deeply disturbing exceptionally well written

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

Reviewed: 01-20-16

I can't find a single fault with this audiobook. In my twenties, I was a book snob. I read the classics and tried to like unredeemable characters (Wuthering Heights). Or heart wrenching melancholy (Anna Karenina). I read D.H. Lawrence, Somerset Maugham, Dostoyevsky, blah blah...you see where I'm going with this. That's why I could listen to this book and get the intelligent well-read bookstore clerk's fascination with the beautiful self-absorbed writer. I don't read deep books any more. I don't want to fall into a depression brought on by Mr. Tolstoy and his ilk. For the most part, I want a little escapism while I do the dishes or my grocery shopping. How this book was slipped into the romance section, I have no idea. I will never listen to this book again. I won't buy the sequel. I also won't return it This really is a well written book and I won't sully it because it's not what I was expecting. If you like reading a dark "romance" you'll love this book. It reminds me of The Collector by John Fowles. Another book that was very well written, but I could never read again.

10 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • November 9

  • A Novel
  • By: Colleen Hoover
  • Narrated by: Zachary Webber, Angela Goethals
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,326
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,144
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,146

Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, the day before her scheduled cross-country move. Their untimely attraction leads them to spend Fallon's last day in LA together, and her eventful life becomes the creative inspiration Ben has always sought for his novel. Over time and amidst the various relationships and tribulations of their own separate lives, they continue to meet on the same date every year.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I hate you soo good, Colleen!

  • By Meraline on 11-11-15

Uplifting and heartbreaking at the same time!

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

Reviewed: 12-23-15

I just finished this audiobook and had to hit the review button to thank Colleen Hoover for this amazing book. History: I read and disliked an earlier book I'd read by C.H. I had even returned it. Usually that's the last time I read an author, but her book 'Hopeless' was on sale and I liked it so much I went to see if any of her other books might catch my eye. I bought Maybe Someday and Ugly Love and...November 9. I'd read and already fallen in love with the first three books I'd purchased, now it was time for her newest, November 9. The characters ripped out my heart and stomped on it. I haven't cheered on a fictional relationship so hard since the Outlander series. The fact the book talks about audiobook narrators (whom I hold to higher esteem than actors as I prefer to listen to a book than watch a movie), and the plot lines of good romance novels from a writer's perspective, made it especially endearing. I spent a good portion wiping away tears and blowing my nose. I spent another portion laughing out loud. I spent the entire time wrapped in the honestly believable feelings. Now I'm posting this and going back to buy whatever else I haven't read by Ms. Hoover. You should too!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Nuts

  • The Hudson Valley Series, Book 1
  • By: Alice Clayton
  • Narrated by: Shayna Thibodeaux, Sebastian York
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,653
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,546
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,544

After losing almost all of her clients in one fell swoop following an accident involving whipped cream, private chef to Hollywood's elite Roxie Callahan gets a call from her flighty mother, saying she's needed home in upstate New York to run the family diner. Once she's back in the Hudson Valley, local organic farmer Leo delivers Roxie a lovely bunch of walnuts, and soon sparks - and clothing - begin to fly. Leo believes that everything worth doing is worth doing slowly...and how!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous story -- great character interaction

  • By GH on 03-23-16

Alice Clayton cracks me up!

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

Reviewed: 10-26-15

First she fired me up with the Redhead. Then I was slammed with the Wallbanger. Now I'm crushing over Nuts...seriously, nuts? Alice writes stories I want to hear over and over with adorably quirky characters. As I'm shopping for groceries (often inspired by food pairings she brings to life in vivid detail) I find myself grinning at the snappy one-liners or laughing out loud to the outrageous scenarios (purposefully ignoring weird looks sent my way). Shayna Thibodeaux's comedic timing is dead on, bringing Alice's character's to life in all their blushing color. The only thing that might top Alice's novels would be a cookbook of her mouth-watering recipes ;) I HIGHLY recommend 'Nuts', it's ohhh sooo credit worthy!

  • Only the Innocent

  • By: Rachel Abbott
  • Narrated by: Sarah Coomes
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 930
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 826
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 825

When philanthropist Hugo Fletcher’s dead body is discovered tied to a bed in his London home, Chief Inspector Tom Douglas determines right away that he’s hunting a female killer. Though Fletcher made countless enemies through his work with Eastern European prostitutes, the crime scene reeks of sex and revenge. This murder was personal. Douglas knows Fletcher’s unhappy wife, Laura, should be his prime suspect. She’s definitely hiding something. Something big. But he isn’t convinced it’s murder. Besides, she’s not the only woman with a motive to kill the manipulative billionaire....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not a Police Procedural, Not a Thriller

  • By Sires on 12-15-13

Best thriller I've read in years!

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

Reviewed: 02-24-15

I hope this review eclipses the nasty one star "Sigh...oh sigh" I saw on the hover window. This was well written, believable, intense and painful. The narration was superb. I've been tricked by star-ratings and reviews in the past. Do not pass this book up.

  • Taming the Storm

  • The Storm, Book 3
  • By: Samantha Towle
  • Narrated by: Aletha George, Nelson Hobbs
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229

Her father has let her down her whole life. Her brother betrayed her in the worst way possible. And her past relationship experiences with men have been less than great. Now Lyla is pouring all her energy into her band, Vintage. So when they receive an offer to sign with TMS Records, it seems that things are finally turning around. The last thing that Lyla wants is a man getting in the way. Tom Carter loves women. More accurately, Tom enjoys screwing lots of women

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good , but not great!

  • By Candateshia Pafford on 09-21-14

Such a disappointment

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

Reviewed: 10-03-14

I really don't have any positive things to say about this audiobook. I liked Jake and Tru's story well enough to buy this book. I just couldn't understand either character. I didn't accept the reasons for attraction between the characters were believable. The lead female was grossly immature and annoying and 'great rack' aside, not worth pursuing even for a self professed man slut. Not enough time was put into making either of the characters likeable. The intimate scenes were bland. The female reader didn't help the book to be more appealing, but to be honest, I doubt any reader could have improved it. I'm hoping this is a road bump of a book put out by Samantha Towle and that she puts more effort into her next one.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful