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Lisa Maurer

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  • Tonic

  • By: Staci Hart
  • Narrated by: Jason Clarke, Kirsten Leigh
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 124

Joel Anderson doesn't take anything seriously. Not his relationships, which have been few and far between since his brutal divorce. Not the drama of working in a tattoo parlor, which seems to be around every corner. When things get him down, he smiles and cracks a joke. But he's not the kind of man you cross, or you'll find yourself at the wrong end of his fists. A standalone romantic comedy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I enjoyed it...

  • By Patricia on 01-06-17

Love the story, love the writing, loved all of it!

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

Reviewed: 04-03-18

Would you consider the audio edition of Tonic to be better than the print version?

It's a different experience for me but I always experience scenes a little differently - like reading them it might not be as powerful as hearing it...or vice versa - it just depends. I love both experiences but I LOVED experiencing Tonic for a second time, it's definitely an audio book I'll be listening to again.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Ugh...so many. Loved Hairy :-) Kira stole my heart and don't even get me started on Kazimir!

What about Jason Clarke and Kirsten Leigh ’s performance did you like?

I loved Jason's voice for Joel, it was deep but not overly deep, and he seemed to fit into Joel's personality well. I didn't know I was going to like Kirsten as much as I did, but she has a great tone for Annika - she's an ice princess, so she needs a certain edge and I think Kirsten pulled it off very well.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

The Ice Princess gets tamed by the Hairy Beast :-)

Any additional comments?

I adore Staci's writing and I love getting to experience her books again. Tonic was amazing the first time I read it but experiencing the audio just made me love it that much more.

  • Unbroken

  • Disclosure Series, Book 2
  • By: R. E. Hunter
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Rose, Soren Gray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

She was running toward her future. He was running from his past. When their worlds collided, nothing could prepare them for what was to come. Reeling from Luke's betrayal, Embry Jacobs is lost and looking for answers. His lies have ripped them apart, forcing her to question everything she thought she knew about the man she loves. But to give Luke another chance, she'll have to forgive his lies and risk her already fragile heart. When the truth comes out, will it set them free or break them both?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great book series<br />

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-06-16

Pure romance with a side of Southern Sexy!

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

Reviewed: 09-08-16

What made the experience of listening to Unbroken the most enjoyable?

The narrators - I'm always a little cautious trying out new-to-me narrators because that can make or break an audio experience. It doesn't matter how much I love the story, if I can't stand the voice reading it to me, it's going to suck and I was SO glad that I enjoyed Stephanie and Soren as much as I did because they brought life to a really amazing book.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Unbroken?

Oh...there are so many to choose from - I'm torn between the car ride to the cottage on Tybee Island or the Epilogue...both for VERY different reasons, but they're epically amazing in their own ways.

What does Stephanie Rose and Soren Gray bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I thought they did a great job - they didn't over do the accents but did a great job bringing all of the characters to life. I really liked what Stephanie Rose did - I loved her as Embry and even the tone she took with doing Luke's voice worked really well for me.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

All of it! It's a rollercoaster of emotions, in the best ways possible - RE Hunter did a fantastic job of weaving emotion through the story.

Any additional comments?

This is everything that I was looking for in the follow up to Undone - Luke and Embry are one of my favorite couples and I love them to bits, so I'm beyond thrilled that it blew me away as much as it did.

  • Dirty Red

  • By: Tarryn Fisher
  • Narrated by: Luci Christian
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 246
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 246

Leah Smith finally has everything she has ever wanted. Except she doesn't. Her marriage feels more like a loan than a lifelong commitment, and the image she has worked so hard to build is fraying before her eyes. With a new role and a past full of secrets, Leah must decide how far she is willing to go to keep what she has stolen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this book about the woman we love to hate!

  • By Jennifer on 12-29-15

Interesting & Unforgetable - not your typical read

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

Reviewed: 03-23-16

Would you listen to Dirty Red again? Why?

Possibly - it wouldn't be my top choice

What did you like best about this story?

It's unique and goes along well with The Love Me With Lies Series

What does Luci Christian bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She did a good job - I just hate Leah.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The ending

Any additional comments?

Dirty Red is not an easy book to swallow for me because I detest Leah - it's a great character study and it is interesting to some degree plus the writing is phenomenal as usual but it's hard to like a book about someone you loathe.

  • The Opportunist

  • By: Tarryn Fisher
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 636
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 584
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 580

Olivia Kaspen has just discovered that her ex-boyfriend Caleb Drake has lost his memory. With an already lousy reputation for taking advantage of situations, Olivia must decide how far she is willing to go to get Caleb back.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • overall: irritating book

  • By DD on 02-14-17

One of my favorite books ever!

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

Reviewed: 03-23-16

If you could sum up The Opportunist in three words, what would they be?

Unique, Emotional, Angst

What other book might you compare The Opportunist to and why?

Not possible - The Opportunist is in a league of its own.

Have you listened to any of Andi Arndt’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This was my first time listening to Andi and it started the love affair I have with her. She does a great job and has a wonderful voice.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

“You can only give your heart away once, after that, everything else will chase your first love” - Olivia Caspen

Any additional comments?

The Opportunist is beyond words for me - the writing is flawless and I have never felt this kind of angst before and everything about this book completely exceeded any and all of my expectations.

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  • Arsen

  • A Broken Love Story
  • By: Mia Asher
  • Narrated by: Mackenzie Cartwright, Roger Wayne
  • Length: 14 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184

One glance was all it took... I'm a cheater. I'm a liar. My whole life is a mess. I love a man. No, I love two men... I think. One makes love to me. The other sets me on fire. One is my rock. The other is my kryptonite. I'm broken, lost, and disgusted with myself. But I can't stop. This is my story. My broken love story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved!

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-01-15

If you love angst...look no further!

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

Reviewed: 03-23-16

What did you love best about Arsen?

How unique it is - it's not your typical happy fluffy love story - there is very little actual happiness, it squeezes your heart to the point of pain.

What other book might you compare Arsen to and why?

I hate comparing books and in this case, I don't think it's possible. Arsen is just in it's own category.

What about Mackenzie Cartwright and Roger Wayne ’s performance did you like?

They did a pretty good job of bringing the character's to life and I liked that Roger varied his voice enough for Ben and Arsen.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Love has consequences.

Any additional comments?

This book is not for everyone and it does deal with cheating, so if that's not something you're okay with, I would steer clear. If you like pushing your boundaries and stepping outside the norm, then I would definitely recommend it.

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  • Bad Romeo

  • By: Leisa Rayven
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 416
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 385
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 383

Cassie Taylor was just another acting student with big dreams at her prestigious performing arts college... then she met Ethan Holt. She was the good girl actress. He was the bad boy on campus. But one fated casting choice for Romeo and Juliet changed it all. Like the characters they were playing on stage, Cassie and Ethan's epic romance seemed destined. Until it ended in tragedy when he shattered her heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow, just wow!!

  • By jodiod on 01-02-15

OMFG YAS! This is a must experience book!

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

Reviewed: 03-23-16

What made the experience of listening to Bad Romeo the most enjoyable?

The entire experience...everything about it - Leisa's writing, the characters, the chemistry, the plot, everything came together beautifully and effortlessly and I LOVED it!

What did you like best about this story?

Ethan and Cassie...they stole my heart.

Which character – as performed by Andi Arndt – was your favorite?

Cassie. Andi IS Cassie for me, her voice was perfect and she did an amazing job.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Anything involving Ethan and Cassie was perfection.

Any additional comments?

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this book - by far and away one of my favorites ever!

  • Grey

  • Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian
  • By: E. L. James
  • Narrated by: Zachary Webber
  • Length: 18 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,091
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,526
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,536

See the world of Fifty Shades of Grey anew through the eyes of Christian Grey. In Christian's own words, and through his thoughts, reflections, and dreams, E. L. James offers a fresh perspective on the love story that has enthralled millions of listeners around the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exactly what I was hoping it was!

  • By NEW NAME on 07-08-15

Just when I thought I couldn't love Christian more

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

Reviewed: 03-23-16

What made the experience of listening to Grey the most enjoyable?

Zachary Webber! By far and away - his voice was perfect for Christian.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Well...hate to be obvious but, Christian Grey. Although seeing Ana through his eyes was my second favorite :-)

What does Zachary Webber bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He brings Christian to life - he does a fantastic job.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

All of the same emotions I had with Fifty Shades of Grey but maybe a little bit more in regards to Christian's past because it's his emotions and coming straight from him so it's just got a deeper impact.

Any additional comments?

If you love Fifty Shades then you really can't go wrong with this one.

  • Broken Juliet

  • By: Leisa Rayven
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270

Cassie swore she'd never forgive Ethan for breaking her heart when they were in acting school years ago. He was her one great love, and when he refused to love her back, a part of her died forever...or so she thought. Now she and Ethan are sharing a Broadway stage, and he's determined to win her back. Finally he's able to say all the things she needed to hear years ago...but can she believe him? Has he really changed, and what makes this time different from all his other broken promises?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good

  • By jodiod on 05-12-15

Didn't think I could love this book more!

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

Reviewed: 03-23-16

Where does Broken Juliet rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of my favorites

What other book might you compare Broken Juliet to and why?

I can't really compare it to anything - it's the perfect balance of angst, sexiness and humor with fantastic writing and brilliant characters. Its one of my favorite books of all time.

What about Andi Arndt’s performance did you like?

She's perfect! Andi is quickly becoming one of my favorite narrator's.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

YES! I wish I could have.

Any additional comments?

Could not recommend this book more - if you love romance, you will totally love this book!

  • Hearts in Darkness

  • By: Laura Kaye
  • Narrated by: Erin Jones
  • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 634
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 593
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 590

Makenna James thinks her day can't get any worse, until she finds herself stranded in a pitch-black elevator with a complete stranger. Distracted by a phone call, the pin-striped accountant catches only a glimpse of a dragon tattoo on his hand before the lights go out.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • So Sexy but Too Short

  • By Kd on 12-06-13

Quick, Sexy Story that packs a punch!

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

Reviewed: 03-23-16

What did you love best about Hearts in Darkness?

The fact that a novella completely captivated me - it rarely happens. I enjoy a good novella but they're usually too short - this one didn't feel like a novella.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Hearts in Darkness?

Anything and everything that happened in the elevator - it was fantastic!

What about Erin Jones’s performance did you like?

She did a great job performing both parts (it's dual POV) - she wasn't over the top and made the whole listening process enjoyable.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I wasn't expecting as much angst as I got but once again for a novella - it was perfection.

Any additional comments?

L-O-V-E this story to bits, I think everyone should experience it! It's a great way to get introduced to Laura Kaye's magical writing.

  • The Perfect Game

  • By: J. Sterling
  • Narrated by: Dara Rosenberg
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 355
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 329
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 325

The Perfect Game tells the story of college juniors, Cassie Andrews & Jack Carter. When Cassie meets rising baseball hopeful Jack, she is determined to steer clear of him and his typical cocky attitude. But Jack has other things on his mind... like getting Cassie to give him the time of day.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Why Oh Why Don't I Preview it Before I Buy?

  • By Heartzuzu on 06-21-13

Loved Jack F'n Carter-didn't care for the narrator

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

Reviewed: 03-23-16

If you could sum up The Perfect Game in three words, what would they be?

Passion, Happiness, Journey

What did you like best about this story?

Jack F'n Carter - enough said :-)

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Dara Rosenberg?

Honestly, I don't know - Cassie needs a certain level of enthusiasm and pep but I felt like I was being screamed at half the time (especially Jack) and it got a little annoying.

If you could take any character from The Perfect Game out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Once again....Jack F'n Carter

Any additional comments?

I read the book in 2012 and the core story and everything I loved about Cassie and Jack was still there but the delivery just made me cringe. I felt like the narrator was yelling half the book, it was just too over the top and excitedly dramatic ALL the time and I couldn't stand the way she did Jack's part. If I didn't love the characters and the story so much, I may not have finished the audio.

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