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  • River Road

  • By: Jayne Ann Krentz
  • Narrated by: Amanda Leigh Cobb
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 712
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 638
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 640

It's been thirteen years since Lucy Sheridan was in Summer River. The last time she visited her aunt Sara there, as a teenager, she'd been sent home suddenly after being dragged out of a wild party - by the guy she had a crush on, just to make it more embarrassing.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Bad narrator, cookie cutter story

  • By Mary Beth Maschner on 03-11-14

Great story but terrible narrator

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

Reviewed: 12-29-18

The female narrator is UNABLE to make male voices. in some conversations there is no difference at all between the male and female tones. How did this terrible performance get through the director? Did NO ONE at Audible listen to it before putting it out for sale? Or is a quality performance not that important?

  • Charlie All Night

  • By: Jennifer Crusie
  • Narrated by: Sandra Caldwell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 529
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 305
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 309

Dumped by her boyfriend and demoted from WBBB's prime-time spot, radio producer Allie McGuffey has nowhere to go but up. She plans to make her comeback by turning temporary DJ Charlie Tenniel into a household name. And if he's willing to help cure her breakup blues with a rebound fling, that's an added bonus.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • One-Note Narration

  • By Kesha on 06-04-11

Great story but terrible narrator!

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

Reviewed: 12-27-18

I love Jennifer Crusie's books. the audio version of Bet Me is one if my all time favorite audibles and I've listened to it repeatedly. Charlie All Night is a favorite read but the audible version is terrible. I've never heard of narrating in your sleep but apparently its doable since this narrator did just that. I lay equal blame at the feet of the Director who did not care enough to insist his narrator do justice to the story AND Audible since it's "An Audible Exclusive". You should have a better product if you intend to promote it as yours.

  • Me and My Ghoulfriends

  • Larue Donavan, Book 1
  • By: Rose Pressey
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 292
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 265
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 267

There's always fun to be had on a ghoul's night out. By day, Larue Donavan is a down-to-earth bookstore owner. But by night, she's a world-renowned psychic investigator dedicated to helping lost spirits find peace. Dead people won't leave her alone and Abraham Lincoln thinks he's in charge of her lovelife. Larue can handle ghosts and undead presidents. It's the living who drive her crazy. When Callahan Weiss moves to town, the handsome newcomer opens a coffee shop right next door.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Missed a beat

  • By Farrell on 03-24-15

Narration so bad I couldn't finish the book

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

Reviewed: 03-31-18

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

It was painful. The story had promise but the narrator's sing-song style and general lack of emotion in the story made it impossible to continue.

What did you like best about this story?

I liked the premise. Sadly the 'heroine' was largely a clueless doormat for 90% of the story.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Elizabeth Klett?

Anyone who can insert emotion into the characters: Deanna Hurst, Susan Erickson.

Could you see Me and My Ghoulfriends being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

No.

Any additional comments?

Sadly there are a number of narrators that read books much with the same emotions for eating breakfast as fighting for their life. I am continually surprised that these poorly narrated books make it all the way onto Audible's library.

  • Whiskey Beach

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,237
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,662
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,654

For more than 300 years, Bluff House has sat above Whiskey Beach, guarding its shore - and its secrets. But to Eli Landon, it’s home.… A Boston lawyer, Eli has weathered an intense year of public scrutiny and police investigations after being accused of - but never arrested for - the murder of his soon-to-be-ex wife. He finds sanctuary at Bluff House, even though his beloved grandmother is in Boston recuperating from a nasty fall. Abra Walsh is always there, though.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Eva on 03-10-17

Excellent Story and Narration

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

Reviewed: 05-26-17

If you could sum up Whiskey Beach in three words, what would they be?

Mystery, Suspense, Clever!

What did you like best about this story?

The characters were well rounded, the plot interesting, and the narrator did an excellent job with a variety of voices (male and female) and accents

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

I listened to his performances in Time Was and Times Change. I liked the other performances, but I thought this one was better

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

No extreme reaction, but a very interesting story with some surprises mixed in.

Any additional comments?

I rarely if ever write a review, which is a testament to how much I liked this book.

  • Crystal Gardens

  • A Ladies of Lantern Street Novel
  • By: Amanda Quick
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 716
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 644
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 636

Novelist and professional companion Evangeline Ames has rented a cottage in the outskirts of Little Dixby, far from the London streets where she was recently attacked. Fascinated by the paranormal energy of nearby Crystal Gardens, she finds some pleasurable diversion in sneaking past the wall to explore the grounds. And when her life is threatened again, she instinctively goes to the gardens for safety. Lucas Sebastian has never been one to ignore a lady in danger, even if she is trespassing on his property.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun paranormal romp suffers from odd narration

  • By V. Ewart on 05-10-12

Great story and narrator

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

Reviewed: 11-10-16

I like Amanda Quick novels and this is another winner! I saw some reviews that were not favorable to the narrator but I thought the narration was excellent. Definitely recommended!

  • A Shot in the Bark

  • A Dog Park Mystery, Book 1
  • By: C. A. Newsome
  • Narrated by: Jane Boyer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 98

Would you recognize a serial killer if you met one? Talked to one every day? Artist Lia Anderson doesn't, and neither does anyone else who frequents the Mount Airy Dog Park. But a violent death brings Detective Peter Dourson into the close-knit group, and he is convinced someone is not who they seem. As the investigation uncovers secrets, Lia struggles to cope with warring emotions and a killer watches.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Stars: Overall 4 Narration 5 Story 3.5

  • By Gaele on 12-15-13

good up until the end then it fell flat

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

Reviewed: 10-20-16

I was looking forward to the Big Reveal of the serial killer whose monologue ran throughout the book. The ending was disappointing both in terms of the heroine's and Hero's relationship and the cliffhanger of not revealing the killer.

  • Wildest Dreams

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Tillie Hooper
  • Length: 19 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,846
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,670
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,670

Seoafin "Finnie" Wilde was taught by her parents that every breath was a treasure and to seek every adventure she could find. And she learns this lesson the hard way when they perish in a plane crash. But she never forgets, and when she discovers there is a parallel universe where every person has a twin, she finds a witch who can send her there so she can have the adventure of a lifetime. But upon arrival in the Winter Wonderland of Lunwyn, she realizes she's been played by her twin and finds herself walking down the aisle to be wed to The Drakkar.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The hell..?

  • By Jordan on 01-18-17

One of the BEST Narrators ever! Great Story!

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

Reviewed: 08-19-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I will recommend this audiobook to friends. This narrator put just the right inflection, emotion, and personality to every character. I had read the book before. Definitely loved it. But hearing Tillie's take on the characters? Even better!

What other book might you compare Wildest Dreams to and why?

To me, this book, this series, is totally unique. Not just romance, not just fantasy, not just suspense and adventure. But the concept, to me is unique. Not just all of that, but travel between parallel dimensions....

Which character – as performed by Tillie Hooper – was your favorite?

I loved them all, and for different reasons. I think I was most impressed by the way she did Balder. Overstuffed self important royal narcissist. She really nailed him!

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

Many. This book is a roller coaster of emotions. It would be impossible to pick one.

Any additional comments?

I've returned several books recently because the narration was so bad. It was wonderful to experience a book narrated to give the reader the fullest experience possible. Bravo, Tillie!

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  • Wicked Edge

  • By: Rebecca Zanetti
  • Narrated by: Brock Thompson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186

Daire Dunne is more than ready to take a quick break from his duties as a Coven Nine Enforcer. When he spots a sexy blonde across a Titans of Fire party, it's not long before she's on the back of his Harley on the fast track to his apartment. Unfortunately, one overheated kiss in, the woman drugs Daire and steals valuable files that can't fall into enemy hands. The second he comes to, the hunt is on....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A wild romp with Darrogh of the Realm Enforcers

  • By LexiMuse on 10-28-18

Good story but lackluster narration.

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

Reviewed: 06-18-16

As with other Zanetti books, this is full of action and plot twists. The narrator does a good job of affecting accents but has almost no ability to inflect emotion. How did the director think that the sex scenes merited the same emotional intensity as the description of the heroine's outfit? Dialogue has a bit more emotion but overall if the story wasn't so strong I would not have been able to finish the book.

  • Rhythm and Bluegrass

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,652
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,529
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,528

The anticipated follow up to Molly Harper's My Bluegrass Baby, which followed Sadie Hawkins as she jockeyed for the director's position at the Kentucky Tourism Commission with a sophisticated and handsome challenger.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SO SO SO SO SO GOOD!

  • By AmazonCustomer on 10-11-13

Sweet and Funny

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

Reviewed: 03-31-16

Had I listened to this book before Ms. Harper's Half Moon Hollow series I'd have given it a slightly higher rating. it's a sweet and funny story but can't compete with her wacky cast of HMH.
that said it was an easy listen and I enjoyed it.

  • Spell of the Highlander

  • The Highlander Series, Book 7
  • By: Karen Marie Moning
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,951
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,456
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,448

Jessi St. James has got to get a life. Too many hours studying ancient artifacts has given the hardworking archaeology student a bad case of sex on the brain. So she figures she must be dreaming when she spies a gorgeous half-naked man staring out at her from inside the glass of an ancient mirror. But when a split-second decision saves her from a terrifying attempt on her life, Jessi suddenly finds herself confronting six-and-a-half feet of smoldering, insatiable alpha male.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect Mating of Story and Storyteller

  • By B. Leveto on 09-25-08

Great story and EXCELLENT narrator!

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

Reviewed: 04-02-15

I read the book previously and loved it. The audible version was so good it blew me away. I'm looking at buying the rest of the series, if it is the same narrator.