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  • Warprize

  • Chronicles of the Warlands, Book 1
  • By: Elizabeth Vaughan
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174

The daughter of a warrior king, Lara was trained as a healer, helping both friend and foe. And when the enemy warlord agrees to cease hostilities in exchange for Lara, she agrees to become the Warprize.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hot strong leader.

  • By Patricia on 04-20-18

I have waited 10 years for this book.

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

When I found this book, I immediately bought it. About a year ago I asked EV if there would be an audiobook, and she said, maybe someday. Someday has come! I can't believe I didn't know about this when it first came out.

So, when I started listening to this book I was actually mad and hated the narrator choice. I at first thought the voice of Lara sounded too old. I thought, how dare you ruin one of my favorite books with a bad narrator choice. Why would you do that? But then, I let the story play on and I got use to voice of Susan and I was ok with it. I would of still liked a younger voice, but it didn't ruin one of my top favorite books of all time.

If you are a historical romance reader or fantasy one, you'll enjoy this book. There is just something about it that captures you and makes you want to read this book over and over. This series is amazing and takes you on an epic emotional adventure. I hope you enjoy this story as much as I have over the years.

  • His Pretend Baby

  • By: Theodora Taylor
  • Narrated by: Clementine Dove
  • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174

So now I'm suddenly the wife of a quirky tech billionaire, and falling in like with him so fast, it's beginning to feel an awful lot like love. But we both have issues, and there are shadows creeping around the edges of our fledgling relationship. Can two people as different as we are make a pretend relationship real?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love someone because of their differences!

  • By ABR-Penelope on 08-25-17

Very misleading title.

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

Reviewed: 12-01-17

The is story is way beyond what the title makes it out to be. This is a story of a man who is autistic with Aspergers and how he can be successful with the right chick. Someone with background in psychology makes life with him that much easier and can make both of them happy.
Not going to lie, the sex scenes made me a little uncomfortable. It was more than once awkward and weird and I almost had to skip it entirely.

Spoiler, get ready for a hipster culture overload. Its so much that you could vomit from it at times. All in all, its an ok story.

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  • Viper’s Defiant Mate

  • Sarafin Warriors, Book 2
  • By: S.E. Smith
  • Narrated by: David Brenin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 649
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 602
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 596

Prince Viper d'Rojah, a warrior from the Sarafin cat shifter species, is not happy when he is sent on a special mission by his older brother, Vox, King of the Sarafin. The mission is to deliver important documents to the human authorities before kidnapping the sister and grandmother of Vox's mate, Riley. He has handled tougher assignments in his sleep and just wants to get back to finding the traitors trying to kill him and his family!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • VIPER'S LIFE AFTER TINA & GRANDMA PEARL!

  • By Sharon Demond on 09-01-16

Lots of drama again

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

Reviewed: 11-23-17

Another one in the series that's ok. Its a meh one and I'd say grandma Pearl is the most exciting thing in the whole story.

  • Paul's Pursuit

  • The Dragon Lords of Valdier, Book 6
  • By: S. E. Smith
  • Narrated by: David Brenin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 851
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 797
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 800

Paul Grove finds love in the beautiful alien woman who takes his breath away. For the first time since his wife died, Paul wants someone of his own to hold. When a madman threatens his new family and takes the woman he is determined to claim, he will use all of his skills in hunting, tracking, and guerilla warfare to get her safely back by his side. Morian Reykill discovers that the alien male who has claimed her is the true mate she has always hoped of having but thought an impossible dream.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I was so excited for this story...

  • By K. April Holgate on 11-02-15

The father gets the girl!

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

Reviewed: 11-23-17

Kind of a random story in the middle of the series of going from the kids to the parents and their relationship in finding love with each other.

  • Choosing Riley

  • Sarafin Warriors, Book 1
  • By: S.E. Smith
  • Narrated by: David Brenin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 891
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 810
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 809

Riley St. Claire has always followed her own rules. When she discovers her current employer is not as law-abiding as she thought, she has to leave town in a hurry...or end up buried with the dead guy she discovered. She doesn't expect to be picked up by a passing trader from another world. As the ruling king of Sarafin, Vox d'Rojah is expected to produce a son who will be joined in marriage with the first-born daughter of the king of Valdier.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Must Listen For S.E. Smith's Fans!

  • By Cheri on 12-27-16

Ok story

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

Reviewed: 11-23-17

It's good that I got to listen to this story because listening to Riley from the other series made it sound like she was a 60 year old southerner. The story in general is very odd but if you like random Riley is the one for you.

  • Twin Dragons

  • The Dragon Lords of Valdier, Book 7
  • By: S. E. Smith
  • Narrated by: David Brenin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 940
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 877
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 872

Melina Franklin was barely 16 when she and her grandfather were kidnapped by an alien trader and sold to an Antrox mining asteroid in deep space. Mistaken for a young boy, she lives the next five years in fear of being found out and sold. She dreams of the day when she and her grandfather will return home.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not exactly the book I wanted...

  • By K. April Holgate on 11-02-15

Such a cute story

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

Reviewed: 11-23-17

This is one of the better books in the series. It really it one to listen to. Even with the overlap in the stories it is worth a listen to.

  • Cornering Carmen

  • The Dragon Lords of Valdier, Book 5
  • By: S. E. Smith
  • Narrated by: David Brenin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 903
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 833
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 832

Carmen Walker has spent the last three years of her life focusing on avenging the murder of her husband. Following leads to the man responsible, she finally has a chance to bring closure to the overwhelming pain and grief that is slowly eating away at her. Catching a ride on a business jet copiloted by her sister, Carmen heads to California to meet with her informant. But plans suddenly change when a woman on the plane is kidnapped, and Carmen is mortally wounded. She wakes to find herself aboard an alien warship heading to a distant world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally !!! Carmen!!!!

  • By K. April Holgate on 10-21-15

OMG same story again!

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

Reviewed: 11-20-17

How this got published will be something that will baffle me to the grave. Its again a restatement of the same story over and over with one slight POV change and I have no clue how it sold. I can't believe I've listened to all these books but I will just say, it was free and that;s how I did it. I have cleared my guilt by warning you that these are all the same story but just a little change to them. I can't believe it isn't even the end of the stories..

  • Ambushing Ariel

  • The Dragon Lords of Valdier, Book 4
  • By: S. E. Smith
  • Narrated by: David Brenin
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 954
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 871
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 874

At 28 Ariel Hamm is ready to start focusing on what she wants. After her fiancé unexpectedly ends their engagement, she seeks to redefine who she really is. A pilot for Boswell International, Ariel knows flying is not her first love. Unhappy, she finally makes a decision based on what she wants - to live on the property she purchased in Wyoming and care for the stray and neglected animals that have always captured her heart. Her plans change suddenly when she finds herself on a warship headed for a distant planet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this series more with each book!

  • By K. April Holgate on 10-09-15

Again, same book differnt POV

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

Reviewed: 11-20-17

Serieously, how many times can you write the same book with a slight change and still sell it? Again this is the same book that starts where they all met the first women in the series and goes from there. Very little change and all you get is a few secrets of whats going on behind the scenes with the women. I can't believe its the 4th book in the series the a restatement of the same exact thing. You've been warned..

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  • Tracking Trisha

  • The Dragon Lords of Valdier, Book 3
  • By: S. E. Smith
  • Narrated by: David Brenin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,066
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 984
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 983

Trisha Grove enjoys her job as a pilot for Boswell International, but she realizes something is still missing from her life: her family. She is ready to call it quits and head back home to Wyoming, where her father lives, but her last flight for Boswell ends with an unplanned trip out of this world. Trisha isn't sure at first what's real and what isn't; all she knows is she is determined to get back to her dad - no matter what it takes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!!

  • By SSmokin69 on 06-17-15

Same story differnt POV

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

Reviewed: 11-20-17

Ok this is where I want to start beating my head against the wall in wonder. How do you sell a story that's almost exactly like the other story, but embellishes it only a little, but all it is is the same story with a point of view change. Really nothing new here at allll.

  • Capturing Cara

  • The Dragon Lords of Valdier, Book 2
  • By: S. E. Smith
  • Narrated by: David Brenin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,282
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,171
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,178

Cara Truman is a pint-size pistol whose inquisitive nature has gotten her into trouble on more than one occasion. Her next adventure takes her further than she even expected when she ends up on a journey out of this world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pint-sized Spaz attracts a Dragon Alien. Fun!

  • By Bex on 05-13-15

Kinda crazy just like Cara

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

Reviewed: 11-20-17

Ok this is the start of where the books in this series begins to repeat. It basically restates the book before it, starting where all the characters meet on the plane together. Only change, its from point of view of Cara. Shes super funny and awesome and full of crazy that its still worth listening to.