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  • The Law of Moses

  • By: Amy Harmon
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert, J. D. Jackson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 780
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 731
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 731

Someone found him in a laundry basket at the Quick Wash, wrapped in a towel, a few hours old and close to death. They called him "Baby Moses" when they shared his story on the ten o'clock news.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hauntingly beautiful!

  • By K. parkinson on 10-18-15

Freaking amazing!!!

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

Reviewed: 02-15-18

When Amy writes you listen, when Amy writes you soak it in!!! This book was amazing, nothing what I expected. I can’t believe I waited this long to listen to this book on audio, the narrators we’re perfect for Moses and Georgia. You’ll definitely need a tissue throughout the book.

  • Mack Daddy

  • By: Penelope Ward
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Sebastian York
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,925
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,790
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,789

They called him Mack Daddy. No, seriously, his name was Mack. Short for Mackenzie. Thus, the nickname. Perfect, right? So was he: perfect. The perfect physical male specimen. At the private school where I taught, Mack Morrison was the only man around in a sea of women.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Can I Be Frankie for a Day?

  • By URSULA G on 03-07-17

Cute!

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

Reviewed: 11-24-17

Of course the audio version of the story made the book 10 times better considering that Andi Arndt and Sebastian York was narrating. I seem to always prefer these type of narrator's when I have been a funk on reading. The story it's self was cute and that's just what it was just cute. It's about a single dad who rekindle an old flame. I listened to it in about two days so it's an easy listen but if you're looking for more angst, more kink,more sex this isn't the book for you but overall I thought it was a really cute HEA .

  • 3:AM Kisses

  • Book 1
  • By: Addison Moore
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Kelly
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 138
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 118

Baya Brighton is looking forward to her first year at Whitney Briggs University, new friends, dorm life, and finally being close to her brother again. Love is the last thing on the list, but when Baya meets her brother's roommate, she begins to have thoughts and feelings that even make her blush. Bryson Edwards has a secret he prefers buried in the past and long forgotten. He keeps himself busy with the important things: loose girls, fast cars, and long nights working at the string of bars his family owns.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • OMG SOOOOOOO CUTE!!! I LOVED IT!!!

  • By Annie The Audible Addict!!! on 03-01-16

College Romance, narration fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 04-04-16

3:am kisses- 4 stars
Once again Caitlin Kelly shines with her outstanding performance in 3am kisses. Something about her sweet voices brings all the stories she narrates to life.

There is nothing more enticing to me than a college romance. Something about that life that I never got to experience draws me into the happily ever after young romance. This story is about a young girl coming to college for the first time, and she’s very excited to be joining her big brother in her father’s alma mater Whitney Briggs University. What Baya Brighton didn’t expect was to meet eye to eye with Bryson Edwards, almost instantly.

Bryson knows Baya is off limits. It’s his roommates little sister. He doesn’t do relationships, he doesn’t do cuddling or hand holding. He just adds tally marks to his bed post. No relationship, and no one gets hurt, including himself.

Addison took us on their hot and steamy insta love, but then threw in some suspense towards the end. I did think it felt little rushed towards the end. However, I still fell in sweet love with these characters. *Sigh*

This book is sweet and funny. Baya is a virgin, and very naïve. Bryson is adorable, but had this book been read, I’m not sure I’d have enjoyed as much as I listened to it.

  • A Forever Kind of Love

  • Choices Series Book 2
  • By: Ellie Wade
  • Narrated by: Chris Abell, Caitlin Kelly
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 52

I've loved Lily my whole life; she's all I've ever known. I didn't realize how deeply she was ingrained into the fabric of my soul until I felt her absence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SUCH A JOURNEY OF LOVE AND SORROW!!

  • By Annie The Audible Addict!!! on 03-06-16

Sometimes you just need a good cry!!

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

Reviewed: 01-11-16

Any additional comments?

**This is NOT a stand alone novel**

My heart broke all over again. I listened this series back to back and If book 1 couldn't get worst, the 2nd book, this book is heartbreaking.

The main narrator in this story is Chris Abell and he played an awesome Jax, and he made me feel all of Jax's demons and struggles. Caitlin came back as Lily, and if you haven't heard Caitlin's narration, you should listen to her stuff, because she did not disappoint in a forever kind of love.

The story. Ohhh em gee. Yup I sounded it out. I was heartbroken right from the beginning, and it kept breaking and breaking, and I kept sobbing and sobbing. I think at one point I told Ellie Wade that she wasn't playing fair. Unbelievable. This book, this series is like a Hallmark story. I love young love, but Jax just killed me. He is so compassionate and thoughtful, and I wanted to kick him in his rear, but under the circumstances he was dealt with ......... would you or could you blame him??

Some people didn't like this story because they hated Jax, but I disagree. I loved Jax. Even though he's so bi-polarish, the stress of being a star quarterback, business major and the yapping of daddy in his ear, he was doomed right from the beginning. In book 2, this book he wasn't much better. He loved Lilly, but making a commitment to Stella knowing he loved Lilly was the beginning of his problems. He loved her, and even though Stella and Jax knew his heart belonged to Lily, he took his commitment and vows serious. Death do us part. Except Jax can't get passed that, and LIly becomes a doormat again.

The only thing I would have to say is, at what point do you walk away? When does your own happiness supersedes others? This book is all about choices and second and third chances. I'm mad Jax and Lily are leaving my life, but I won't forget the feels that Ellie Wade gave me.

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  • A Beautiful Kind of Love

  • By: Ellie Wade
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Kelly, Chris Abell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 73

I have known Jax my whole life, and I have loved him with every breath I've ever taken. The fact that we were born a mere month apart to mothers that are best friends has made us inseparable since birth. What we have is so rare, one would think our story would be written, our fate sealed. But, unfortunately, that's not how life works. Life offers us many choices that can turn destiny into chance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • BOUGHT BOOK 2 WHEN I WAS HALFWAY THROUGH! LOVE IT!

  • By Annie The Audible Addict!!! on 03-05-16

Broken...

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

Reviewed: 01-11-16

Any additional comments?

Let's just start of by saying right off the gate that Caitlin Kelly is one of the best narrators I've listened to in a LONG time, her voice is so young and so fresh that its beautiful.

Ok ... back to the meat and potato's!!

WOW, OMG stop this... stop it right now... this book took me up than down and than I was nervous and than anxious. I took this audio to the grocery store, and back to make dinner - I couldn't put it down, I had to know what was going to happen- I made my own conclusions from the start and refused to look at other reviews on Goodreads so that no spoilers happened, and guess what I'm heart broken, no matter the outcome.. it wasn't the one I wanted!!

Two best friends from birth turned teenage lovers. Jax went off to college while Lilly stays home for a year. After doing her thing, it was her time to find her place in this world, so she carts herself off to a college in Michigan 2 hrs away from Jax. Lilly was okay with this, she was living the college life and still had the love of her life.
Except Jax had different plans.

I was so upset with Jax, seriously, what did you expect? How dare him be upset , and I couldn't get over the fact why he couldn't keep her? They didn't go to the same school? They're suppose to be forever!

Than we meet Trenton, uh... I hate him. He's arrogant, stuck up and controlling oh did I mention he's a lying snake.
I feel so bad for LIlly, she is perfect and she doesn't deserve the back and forth between Jax and Trenton.
Two best friends who became more. Except this love story isn't the love story I cheered for.

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  • Kyland

  • By: Mia Sheridan
  • Narrated by: Stephen Dexter, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 339
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 339

Tenleigh Falyn struggles each day to survive in a small, poverty-stricken coal-mining town where she lives with her sister and mentally ill mother. Her dream of winning the college scholarship given to one student by the local coal company and escaping the harshness of her life keeps her going. Kyland Barrett lives in the hills, too, and has worked tirelessly - through near starvation, through deep loneliness, against all odds - to win the Tyton Coal Scholarship and leave the town that is full of so much pain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mia Sheridan writes from the most beautiful place

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-07-15

Mia Sheridan does NOT disappoint!

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

Reviewed: 01-07-16

Any additional comments?

This audiobook was amazing. Mia Sheridan is such a gifted story teller, you actually imagine yourself walking up that mountain looking at the broken down shacks and trailers. I picked up Kyland knowing it was going to be an amazing listen as her Best Selling Novel Archer took me off the charts, and with Kyland she did not disappoint.

The story about two poor kids moving their way through a Kentucky small town, just barely surviving and finding love like no other. Mia portrayed Kyland as being strong and selfless, and Tenleigh being on top of the world. The story was deep and detailed.

The narration done by Stephen Dexter and Erin Mallon did not disappoint. I've listened to Erin Mallon many times, and her voice is an easy listen. First for Stephen. This is a stand alone, so it was easy to get through the story, and cheer on new love.

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  • Sincerely, Carter

  • By: Whitney G.
  • Narrated by: Joseph Discher, Jennifer O'Donnell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 733
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 684
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 686

Arizona Turner has been my best friend since fourth grade, even when we hated each other. We've been there for one another through first kisses and first times, and we've been each other's constant when good relationships turned bad. (We even went to colleges that were minutes away from each other.) Throughout the years, and despite what anyone says, we've never crossed the line. Never thought about it. Never wanted to...until one night changed everything. At least, it should've....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • addicting!

  • By Lunar Ryuu on 12-17-15

Pretty good, but not like Whitney's Other reads

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

Reviewed: 12-18-15

Any additional comments?

First thing is first, I love Whitney G's work, and I think i would've LOVED this story but the male narrator playing Carter (Joseph Discher) didn't do it for me. I loved Arizona's voice ( Jennifer O'Donnell), she was awesome, and easy to listen to.

Arizona and Carter have been best friends since 4th, 5th, 4th, I think it was 4th.. (lol).. grade. Two friends who have to do everything together, and even as young adults, in college are still attached to the hip. Mental checklist's for Arizona for her men and sleeping with anything that has two legs Carter has the two them convinced their only best friends. One EPIC night turns into debatable feelings, poor decisions, and questionable background that turning back to being just best friends may not be possible again.

Arizona is off studying abroad, and Carter's heart is aching. Did he make the right choice by just saying their best friends?

Whitney did a great job going back and fourth between the past and present, and having a friendship develop.

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  • Beneath This Mask

  • The Beneath Series, Book 1
  • By: Meghan March
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Holter Graham
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,835
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,647
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,647

He loves me, and he doesn't even know my real name. The limelight that follows him could expose everything I'm hiding. But even knowing the risks, I can't force myself to stay away. I'm going to break his heart, but mine will shatter right along with it. Will we lose it all when I reveal what's beneath this mask?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • SWEET ROMANCE BUT THERE'S A SECRET PAST TO REVEAL

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 07-13-15

1st of many Meghan March books, doesn' disappoint!

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

Reviewed: 12-18-15

Any additional comments?

This is the first book from Meghan March, and being a series this wont be the last. I really enjoyed the first book, its about a bad girl and the good boy. I'm typically into the bad boy, but having the bad girl pegging for the good boy was intriguing, and typically isn't written. (at least not on my reading aspect).

Charlie aka Charlotte quickly disappears from NYC, and find herself as Charlie in New Orleans. She's got a new look, a new job and tattoo's scaling her prestigious skin. Charlie is hiding from a world that she wants nothing of, she comes from dirty money and fancy cars.
On a typical night at work a bachelor party comes in, and beautiful gorgeous Simon comes in and the heat between her legs knew he would be trouble for her.

Good Boy Simon, a council man could ruin her, but her love (yes insta love) doesn't stop her in taking a chance on him. There's so much more to the story, and having this be a series is exciting- the narrators were great, Andi Arndt never disappoints, and this is the first read I've listened to of Holter Graham.

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  • MILF: Wrong Kind of Love

  • By: Erin Noelle
  • Narrated by: Lynn Barrington
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

When my husband of nearly twenty years abruptly left me for another woman, I thought my life was over, but I was wrong. Wrong for thinking I was weak, wrong for assuming I couldn't go on, wrong for believing I'd never love again. No matter what anyone else thinks, wrong never felt so right.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This was a decent story...

  • By Annie The Audible Addict!!! on 05-31-15

Forbidden, Taboo- Give me More!

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

Reviewed: 09-14-15

Any additional comments?

Lets just say the narration is great, it took me a while to get into the story, but Lynn Barrington's narration was exceptional and had me hooked.

This story is taboo, forbidden, and down right naughty. Now as an adult myself, older like in my 30's, Im not sure if I'd find a 20 year old attractive, but when you're in the position when that 20 year old is panty melting desirable- than maybe just maybe I would be temped just like Mia.

Mia is a recent divorced woman, when her husband leaves her for her son's best friends mom, Mia has been lonely, and she adores her son Adam, and Gray has always been part of her life, because he is Adam's best friend. Therefore, this is forbidden. One night- one touch- days of temptation.... She know's its wrong.. But is it?
I love how Mia is brought alive once more.

Erin kept us on the edge of our seat- waiting for Adam to find out- this part is the only part that i disliked- with so much drama and thrill of sneaking around- I felt shaded when they did get caught.....
Over all great fun story.

One lonely night turns into perfect fantasy.... and brings Mia alive once more.

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  • The Way We Break

  • The Story of Us, Volume 2
  • By: Cassia Leo
  • Narrated by: Erin Mallon, Lee Samuels
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199

The truth about Hallie has torn Houston and Rory apart for a second time. Houston is finally unburdened of the secret his sister confided in him, but now he must deal with the aftermath. He has vowed to set things right for Rory, and he's determined to get her back. But the destruction left in the wake of Hallie's letter is not the only obstacle he must face. Houston must find a way to win Rory back by showing her their story isn't over yet.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Rory is annoying but Houston stole my heart!

  • By Books,Chocolate and Lipgloss on 09-08-15

Rory is annoying but Houston stole my heart!

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

Reviewed: 09-08-15

Any additional comments?

I was really excited to hear more of Rory's story, except I def enjoyed book #1 The Way We Fall better than this one. I did feel like Houston and Rory's story has dragged on and with Rory choosing Liam to wisk her away.... it was annoying. I guess I just really have a soft spot for Houston, as what he has endured in this whole "story" was more than enough for him to handle. I feel as though Rory thinks she is the only one that endured an awful death and affair- and that no one has the right to be upset or grieve. Houston lost his sister, and in than turn lost the love of his life. The poor guy even has to deal with a crazy wife, and has to handle Rory on the side. I don't know, Houston has my heart 100%.
There is a HEA, it just took a long time to get there.
Over all, Cassia Leo is a great writer, probably one of my favorite.
The narrators were fabulous- and Erin Mallon and Lee Samuels are pretty good- I've listened to them many times before and they always brings the characters to life.

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