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Ezinwanyi

Dallas, TX USA
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  • 180 Seconds

  • By: Jessica Park
  • Narrated by: Arielle DeLisle
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 754
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 697
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 694

Some people live their entire lives without changing their perspective. For Allison Dennis, all it takes is 180 seconds...After a life spent bouncing from one foster home to the next, Allison is determined to keep others at arm's length. Adopted at 16, she knows better than to believe in the permanence of anything. But as she begins her third year in college, she finds it increasingly difficult to disappear into the white noise pouring from her earbuds.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Review: 180 Seconds, by Jessica Park

  • By Robert Zimmermann on 08-27-17

Too full of drama and an almost perfect Hero

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

Reviewed: 01-27-19

This one started realistically but quickly took a nose dive once newly adopted Allison met social media phenom Esben.
It was a cute story but unnecessary drama made it feel over the top and it began to drag. I did appreciate the lessons of adoption and the emotional trauma of being in the foster care system. That will remain with me more than the romance story.
I did like Esben but i don’t like perfect hero’s. I loved her father Simon and would love to see if he gets a happy ending too

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sin & Chocolate

  • Demigods of San Francisco Series, Book 1
  • By: K.F. Breene
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 309
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 284
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 285

Some people are ordained for greatness. Those people usually have a lot of drama in their life. Drama I happily do without. I live in a forgotten corner of nowhere for a reason: there is safety in anonymity. I have enough problems just trying to get by. But when Kieran, a sinfully sexy demigod at the pinnacle of power, crashes into my life, suddenly my whole world is turned upside down. He’s harboring a deadly secret, one that could destroy all he holds dear. He thinks I’m the key to his salvation, and he wants me to help him claim vengeance. He also wants me with a passion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My new favorite series

  • By Jessica on 12-12-18

A new UF with all kinds of supes

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

Reviewed: 01-25-19

For a first book, the author laid an excellent foundation while keeping the pace of the story fast.
Alexis was a great heroine who had a big heart but firm grasp on surviving. Her two wards Daisy and Mordecai were just as entertaining.
I’m still torn about the hero because he has his own agenda and motives but he has shown kindness, so I’m giving him room to win me over.
The narrator was just gold and the plot was really intriguing. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Through the Storm

  • By: Beverly Jenkins
  • Narrated by: Kim Staunton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 304
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250

Beginning in 1864, Through the Storm chronicles the tumultuous lives of onetime lovers, Raimond Le Veq and Sable Fontaine. The Le Veq family was a proud, prominent black New Orleans family until their fortune was plundered in the chaos of the Civil War. It's the charge of former Union Major Raimond Le Veq to restore the lost wealth of his family. Raimond once loved a woman--the lusty, beautiful, and complex former slave, Sable Fontaine--but she coldly betrayed him during the war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Through the Storm

  • By Michael on 11-02-13

Sable and Ray fight for freedom and love

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

Reviewed: 01-16-19

I love listening to Kim Staunton narrate these books. She brings those old time periods to life. The author always adds history in a way that isn’t preachy instead, I feel more educated while enjoying a love story.
Sable was a great heroine and I really loved her strength and compassion. Especially with the injured soldiers and the orphans. The Le Veq family also seemed like an honorable lot. This story was well written, and kept my attention from page 1 to the last page. I can’t wait to try book 2

  • Bossman

  • By: Vi Keeland
  • Narrated by: Joe Arden, Maxine Mitchell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,536
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,274
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,267

The first time I met Chase Parker, I didn't exactly make a good impression. I was hiding in the bathroom hallway of a restaurant, leaving a message for my best friend to save me from my awful date. He overheard and told me I was a bitch, then proceeded to offer me some dating advice. So I told him to mind his own damn business and went back to my miserable date. I couldn't help but sneak hidden glances at the condescending jerk on the other side of the room. Of course, he caught me on more than one occasion, and winked.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bravo

  • By Stephens Pounds on 09-10-16

Office Romance detailed by past tragedy

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

Reviewed: 01-14-19

I typically don’t enjoy office romances because of the ethical issues. But every once in a while i get a good one. It boggles the mind how people are comfortable sharing body, work etc but can’t communicate basic public information pertaining to their past. I don’t find the hero’s past tragedy as enough of an excuse for his actions. It just wasn’t a good reason to hurt her.
The narration was good as was the story. It just wasn’t great.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Spider

  • By: Ilsa Madden-Mills
  • Narrated by: Savannah Peachwood, Rusty Coles
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 109

He calls himself Spider. I just knew him as the sinfully gorgeous guy with eyes of fire that fate sat next to me on the airplane. I didn’t know who he really was...British rock star...my stepbrother. He kissed me because he thought we’d never see each other again. We would. Everyone warned me about him. They told me he was ruthless and cold and screwed up. They said he’d leave me with a hole in my heart. Maybe I should have listened. Maybe I should have built up a fortress to keep him out. But I crumbled instead.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spider!

  • By FS Meurinne on 08-22-18

Spider’s Rose Grows

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

Reviewed: 01-14-19

The narration of this book was good but the actual characters lacked a certain depth I was looking for.
Spider grew the most as a character but it happened outside the pages. I would have loved to see more of his recovery instead of coming back to him 4 years later. I’m not sure how Rose grew and developed because she just seemed to be surviving and more passive than I had wanted.
It was an okay story, I’ve just gotten use to more from this author.

  • Nice Guys Bite

  • By: Jennifer Estep
  • Narrated by: David Marantz
  • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 160
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 151
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152

Working for Gin Blanco (aka the Spider, the assassin who runs the Ashland underworld) doesn't leave much time for romance, especially with Gin's holiday party planning in full swing. But when he catches the eye of a charming gentleman, Silvio finds himself going out for coffee. All's fair in love and war, though. Just as Silvio is starting to enjoy himself, he realizes he's being watched.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Short and predictable Silvio

  • By Ezinwanyi on 12-23-18

Short and predictable Silvio

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

Reviewed: 12-23-18

This short story features Silvio, Gin’s assistant. She shooed him from work and constantly following her to make him go on a date and get a life outside of the blood and death that was part of the Ashland underworld.
It was really predictable and didn’t really add much to the overall narrative of the Spider’s journey. It was decent

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Pestilence

  • The Four Horsemen, Book 1
  • By: Laura Thalassa
  • Narrated by: Susannah Jones
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 703
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 657
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 655

When Pestilence comes for Sara Burn’s town, one thing is certain: everyone she knows and loves is marked for death. Unless, of course, the angelic-looking horseman is stopped, which is exactly what Sara has in mind when she shoots the unholy beast off his steed. Too bad no one told her Pestilence can’t be killed. Now the horseman, very much alive and very pissed off, has taken her prisoner, and he’s eager to make her suffer. Only, the longer she’s with him, the more uncertain she is about his true feelings towards her, and hers towards him. And now, well, Sara might still be able to save the world, but in order to do so, she'll have to sacrifice her heart in the process.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • what is this?.

  • By KT on 05-30-18

A disappointment for a such a pretty cover

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

Reviewed: 12-07-18

This story took a LONG time to develop. I didn’t really connect with the characters and was baffled that the author expected empathy for an immortal whose every other thought was how he would make mankind suffer. Just because he fell in love with a woman, we should excuse his world wide plagues.
Pestilence wasn’t an enjoyable character, nor an entertaining audiobook. It was a waste of my time and It’s a forgettable plot.

If you want to see the Horsemen done right, check out Larissa Ione’s series. That’s how you can make an antihero enjoyable.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • On the Way to the Wedding

  • By: Julia Quinn
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 710
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 517
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 520

This Regency-era tale closes best-selling author Julia Quinn's popular and critically acclaimed Bridgerton series. Gregory Bridgerton has watched love simply walk into the lives of his six siblings, so he has just been waiting for his turn. When he sees beautiful Hermione Watson, he is sure he has found his soul-mate. But then Hermione's friend Lucy informs him that Hermione's heart belongs to another.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • decent!

  • By Julia Aryeh on 08-06-07

A nice end to an entertaining series

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

Reviewed: 11-29-18

Gregory Bridgerton was such a romantic but his vision of how he would fall in love was nothing like what actually occurred. I love that he thought he would just know and it would be smooth sailing but as as all realists now, you gotta work for love.
Like many men, Gregory worked hard only to find out that what he thought he wanted wasn’t at all what he needed.

Lucinda Abernathy was a means to an end for Gregory. After all, her best friend Hermione Watson was the one that Gregory had fallen for. Gregory enlisted Lucinda’s help to land Hermione until he loses Hermione. Gregory learned that he had fallen for the friend instead. Now he just has to convince her that she isn’t a consolation prize.

This one was didn’t feel like a series ending story even though it was entertaining. I loved Hyacinth standing up for her brother. I loved Gregory fighting for love. It was good but not as angst filled as the prior stories.

  • The Lady Travelers Guide to Deception with an Unlikely Earl

  • Lady Travelers Society
  • By: Victoria Alexander
  • Narrated by: Marian Hussey
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

Harry Armstrong has spent years in Egypt. Now, he’s back in England with a new title and a new purpose: penning his exploits. But his efforts are overshadowed by London’s favorite writer about Egypt - a woman they call "The Queen of the Desert". Worse, her stories - serialized in newspapers and reprinted in books - are complete rubbish. Miss Sidney Honeywell didn’t set out to deceive anyone. It’s not her fault readers assumed her tales were real! The earl of Brenton challenges her to travel to Egypt to prove her expertise.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Regency adventure with a dash of romance

  • By Ezinwanyi on 11-24-18

A Regency adventure with a dash of romance

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

Reviewed: 11-24-18

This audiobook was a grand adventure and I thoroughly enjoyed the ride. It was like following a female Indiana Jones except the lady was an author not an archeologist. The narrator kept my attention the whole time. The plot was similar to the prior books in this series. It was more of a historical romantic suspense story because the romance was secondary to the main characters drive to find some historical artifacts.

Miss Sidney Honeywall has been writing under the pseudonym Mrs. Gordon, garnering a huge fan following about her adventures in Egypt. Not everyone was enamored with the “Tales of a Lady Adventure” particularly the Earl of Brenton who believed the author to be a fraud. The Earl doesn’t believe Mrs. Gordon to be a real expert of Egyptian artifacts and culture. In order to expose the author, the Earl lays down a challenge daring Mrs. Gordon to travel with his nephew Harry Armstrong, To establish the legitimacy of of her numerous articles and her claims of travel, Sidney agrees to allow Harry to join her on her next adventure to Egypt.

This one was well written and had likable characters. Sidney and her ladies of her traveling club, Persephone "Poppy", Ophelia "Aunt Effie" and Guinevere "Guin" were a riot. They seemed like they were ditzy and a tad clueless but their actions were purposeful and intended. They had each others backs and were a source of emotional and mental support for Sidney.

Harry was a clearly intelligent and came with the intention of giving "Mrs. Gordon" just enough rope to hang herself. Harry intended to expose Sidney as a fraud once he gathered enough evidence. What he wasn't expecting to encounter was a beautiful and intelligent woman who kept him on his toes. I liked their banter and interaction because they were clearly equals. Their mutual admiration and respect laid a great foundation for the love that came later.

This author did a great job of not letting the romance overpower the plot and the twist at the end was amusing even though I suspected it. I liked this one a lot.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Cozen

  • By: Bethany-Kris
  • Narrated by: Conner Goff
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

Cozen Taylor has more than earned her place as one of North America’s most successful thieves. Her name is whispered among criminal elite as the go-to thief when someone needs a heist. She has never failed. A call from the Miami-based Astor family could change all that with a job that seems almost impossible to complete. The mark should be simple - a stolen family heirloom, the man who has kept it hidden for more than 20 years, and six months to return the piece to its rightful owners. Nothing is ever that easy.   

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 4 Brilliant Stars!!

  • By Avephoenix on 11-23-18

A thief's greatest heist

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

Reviewed: 11-23-18

This is my first time listening to the narrator Connor Goff and he did a great job on this story. The plot was set up in a very intriguing manner. It had hints of a romance but it was a mystery and suspense first story.

Cozen Taylor was a renowned thief because she was basically invisible. She delivers what she promised and no one she interacted with on the heist remembered anything about her afterwards. As Cozen was considering retiring, the Astor family came with an offer that was so golden that Cozen couldn’t refuse. The job was to recover a family heirloom currently in the hands of Jett Griffin, but the Astor family wanted it back. Unfortunately for Cozen, Sargon Makri, the bodyguard to her new mark was excellent at his job as well. While getting close to Jett, Cozen was also getting close to his bodyguard Sargon and the latter one was the real deal.

Each chapter revealed a layer of the story and I found it to be a suspenseful romance. The author spent time setting up the mystery and the plot twist, but unfortunately it made the pacing slow. Cozen and Sargo’s interactions were this big game of cat and mouse and the sex scenes were quite spicy. I would have liked more romance (not necessarily sex) in this story as well. In addition, I wish more time was spent developing the back story of the main character because it didn’t feel connect to the characters. This is a book that I would have benefited more from listening to the last hour FIRST because my understanding and engagement would have been better.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful