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  • By: Vi Keeland, Penelope Ward
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Lynn Barrington
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,002
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,778
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,766

It all started with a mysterious blue note sewn into a wedding dress. Something blue. I’d gone to sell my own unworn bridal gown at a vintage clothing store. That’s when I found another bride’s “something old.” Stitched into the lining of a fabulously feathered design was the loveliest message I’d ever read: Thank you for making all of my dreams come true. The name embossed on the blue stationery: Reed Eastwood, obviously the most romantic man who ever lived. I also discovered he’s the most gorgeous. If only my true-love fantasies had stopped there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THIS IS MY LOVE NOTE..

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 11-09-18

Sweet Story

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

Reviewed: 12-13-18

This was a really sweet story.....pretty good plot line and characters I cared a lot about. The ending was a little abrupt and unexpected....not how I would have chosen to end the book - but it was a good read and worth the credit

  • The Scribe

  • By: Elizabeth Hunter
  • Narrated by: Zachary Webber
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,212
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,136
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,134

Hidden at the crossroads of the world, an ancient race battles to protect humanity, even as it dies from within. Ava Matheson came to Istanbul looking for answers, but others came looking for her. A reckless warrior guards her steps, but will Malachi's own past blind him to the truth of who Ava might be? While ancient forces gather around them, both Ava and Malachi search for answers. Whispering voices. Deadly touch. Their passion should be impossible... or it could be the only thing that will keep them alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrific Listen, Terrific Story

  • By The Elf in the Kitchen on 01-14-15

LOVE this book!

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

Reviewed: 11-24-18

Loved everything about this book - the story, the narration, the characters - everything was great! Elizabeth Hunter also gets an A for originality of her "beings" who were very cleverly and creatively done. I can't believe this book has been out since 2014 - and I hadn't seen it before. It is listed as a paranormal romance - which I must have missed when I purchased - not sure I would have purchased it if I had known that. I would call it otherworldly......it was excellent and one of the books I couldn't wait to get to the car to listen to!
A well spent credit and I can't wait to get to the next in the series - Highly recommend!!

  • Consumed

  • Firefighters Series, Book 1
  • By: J. R. Ward
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione, Hillary Huber, Jason Carpenter, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 569
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 532
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 527

Anne Ashburn is a woman consumed - by her bitter family legacy, by her scorched career as a firefighter, by her obsession with department bad-boy Danny McGuire, and by a new case that pits her against a fiery killer. Strong-willed Anne was fearless and loved the thrill of fighting fires, pushing herself to be the best. But when one risky decision at a warehouse fire changes her life forever, Anne must reinvent not only her job, but her whole self. She doesn't believe she will ever feel that same all-consuming passion for her job again - until she encounters a string of suspicious fires setting her beloved city ablaze.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good Story - Why So Many

  • By Therese M. Woolley on 10-04-18

Excellent story - not the usual

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

Reviewed: 11-10-18

This was an outstanding story - not the usual by any stretch! I purchased the prequel; the wedding from hell and then waited till Consumed was released.....and I was not disappointed....it not only lived up to what I expected from the prequel, but exceeded it! The characters were excellent and well developed and the story was great. I hope this continues as a series - an this definitely makes me want to investigate other titles by JR Ward...and there are many that look great!
Thank you and highly recommend!!

  • That Month in Tuscany

  • By: Inglath Cooper
  • Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo, Eric G. Dove, Adam Verner, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 886
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 814
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 809

Ren Sawyer and Lizzy Harper live completely different lives. He's a rock star with a secret he can no longer live with. She's a regular person whose husband stood her up for a long-planned anniversary trip. On a flight across the Atlantic headed for Italy, a drunken pity party and untimely turbulence literally drop Lizzy into Ren's lap. It is the last thing she can imagine ever happening to someone like her. But despite their surface differences, they discover an undeniable pull between them. A pull that leads them both to remember who they had once been before letting themselves be changed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Truly Well-Written Love Story! Don’t Miss Out!

  • By Chris on 08-20-18

Love, Love, Love this book!

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

Reviewed: 11-10-18

This was one of those reads that I couldn't wait to get to the car to listen to. I would find myself rewinding (more than usual) to remember where I was day to day - and so enjoying hearing the sections where I was as a preview of what was to come. I could see myself listening to this again - the backdrop of Italy was awesome. I saw other reviewers didn't love the narration and I thought it was great. It was good having different voices for all 4 characters and added to the story.

Highly, highly, highly recommend!

  • The Ruthless Gentleman

  • By: Louise Bay
  • Narrated by: Shane East, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,238
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,154
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,144

As a chief stewardess on luxury superyachts, I massage egos, pamper the spoiled, and cater to the most outlandish desires of the rich and famous. I've never had a guest want something I can't give them. Until British businessman Hayden Wolf comes aboard - all sexy swagger and mysterious requests. But guests are strictly off limits and I've never broken a rule. Not even bent one. My family are depending on me and I can't lose my job. Only problem is Hayden Wolf is looking at me like I just changed his life. And he's touching me like he's about to change mine.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Six and half hours in...

  • By Shelley on 05-17-18

Another winner by Louise Bay

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

Reviewed: 11-10-18

Loved this book - a really easy listen - and the backdrop of a super yacht and the Mediterranean sea and Italy....so beautiful. The story line was good too and the narration perfect. Highly recommend!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Indigo Nights

  • By: Louise Bay
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Sebastian York
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,223
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,134

Meeting Beth Harrison in the first-class cabin of my flight from Chicago to London throws me for a loop, and everything I know about myself and women goes out the window. I'm usually good at reading people, situations, the markets. I know instantly if I can trust someone or if they're lying. But Beth is so contradictory and confounding, I don't know which way is up.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • EXCELLENT "DISCOVERY" !!!!!

  • By G. D. Whitfield on 10-25-16

Super steamy, great story and CAKE!!

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

This was another great Louise Bay book - loved this.....started out and continued really steamy! Loved that she was a baker and cake was the thread throughout. Narration was perfect! Highly recommend!

  • Johnny

  • By: D. J. Molles
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 773
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 724
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 720

Aubrey St. James is in trouble. She's locked in a cell at a government black site. She doesn't know where that site is or how the hell she got there. But she knows that it has something to do with the stranger she rescued from the river. Someone - or some thing - called Johnny.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What an amazing book!

  • By Billy on 07-09-18

Glad I finished this.....but.......

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

Reviewed: 08-25-18

I nearly bailed on this book at least 3 times...and was well into it...nearly 3 hours.. before I wanted to find out where it was going. Very interesting concept...and makes you think about our present times, our society and where we as a race are headed. Parts of the story dragged on and on....especially as related to the agency that was on a search and destroy mission and sadly none of this added to the story. All is explained at the end...but nothing earth shattering (no pun intended)....opening for a future story maybe...and if it gets published....would not be moved to purchase.....

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Cottage by the Sea

  • A Novel
  • By: Debbie Macomber
  • Narrated by: Karissa Vacker
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,281
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,144
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,140

Annie Marlow has been through the worst. Rocked by tragedy, she heads to the one place that makes her happy: Oceanside in the Pacific Northwest, the destination of many family vacations when Annie was a teenager. Once there, Annie begins to restore her broken spirit, thanks, in part, to the folks she meets: a local painter, Keaton, whose large frame is equal to his big heart - and who helps Annie fix up her rental cottage by the sea; Mellie, the reclusive, prickly landlord Annie is determined to befriend; and Britt, a teenager with a terrible secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WAY TO GO MACOMBER!!!

  • By Artkeep on 07-21-18

Just ok......

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

Reviewed: 08-25-18

This was a good book - very predictable but characters were good and story ok. Meh......

  • By Invitation Only

  • A Novel
  • By: Dorothea Benton Frank
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett, Courtney Patterson, Sarah Naughton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,094
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,001
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 998

 The Lowcountry of South Carolina is where By Invitation Only begins, at a barbecue engagement party thrown by Diane English Stiftel, her brother Floyd, and her parents to celebrate her son’s engagement. On this gorgeous, magical night, the bride’s father, Alejandro Cambria, a wealthy power broker whose unbelievably successful career in private equity made him one of Chicago’s celebrated elite, discovers the limits and possibilities of cell phone range. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent!

  • By sharon on 05-31-18

Love, Love, Love this!

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

Reviewed: 07-25-18

Such a great story - got really attached to the characters and the southern charm is wonderful - really so sweet! There was a shocker - knew something was coming but didn't see that!
Highly recommend this title - couldn't wait to get to the car to listen and hated for it to end - now I have NO idea what to read next as it will be hard to measure up to this! Excellent narration too!

  • The Raven

  • The Florentine, Book 1
  • By: Sylvain Reynard
  • Narrated by: John Michael Morgan
  • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 475
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 444
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 442

Raven Wood spends her days at Florence's Uffizi gallery restoring Renaissance art. But an innocent walk home after an evening with friends changes her life forever. When she intervenes in the senseless beating of a homeless man, his attackers turn on her, dragging her into an alley. Raven is only semiconscious when their assault is interrupted by a cacophony of growls followed by her attackers' screams.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A romantic vampire love story

  • By Katheryne on 01-31-16

OUTSTANDING Story and Series!

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

Reviewed: 05-24-18

This was an unexpected treat - excellent vampyre history and story. Loved the setting in Florence - ties to the Church were great!
Highly recommend the book, author, and series!!