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  • Everything You Told Me

  • By: Lucy Dawson
  • Narrated by: Jessica Ball
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,673
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,502
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,503

You went to bed at home, just like every other night. You woke up in the back of a taxi, over 250 miles away. You have no idea how you got there and no memory of the last 10 hours. You have no phone, no money, just a suicide note in your coat pocket, in your own writing. You know you weren't planning to kill yourself. Your family and friends think you are lying. Someone knows exactly what happened to you. But they're not telling....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Over the top but still held my attention

  • By Lizzystick on 04-25-17

My Anxiety Is Kicked In

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

Reviewed: 02-15-18

I don't know why but my anxiety level with this book was up. I just kept thinking why is no one on Sally's side? Why don't they believe her? The book does not have huge plot twists but is written in a way the keeps you guessing. You almost feel as insanely mad as the character does. Sally is desperate to figure out what happened to her but has no support from family or friends. She starts to do and act out of character for herself, which only makes people worry more. She is betrayed by friends at every turn. You can understand where family thinks she is having a breakdown because from the outside looking in that is how it would seem. This is slowly driving Sally even more insane. It is just so true to form how little things can be misconstrued or perceived differently by others and your whole world is turned up on end. Really gets you thinking.

  • Ruin & Rule

  • Pure Corruption, Book 1
  • By: Pepper Winters
  • Narrated by: Kelsi Nesser
  • Length: 15 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 376
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 349
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 350

She is a woman divided. Her past, present, and future are as twisted as the lies she's lived for the past eight years. Desperate to get the truth, she must turn to the one man who may also be her greatest enemy.... He is the president of Pure Corruption MC. A heartless biker and retribution deliverer. He accepts no rules, obeys no one, and lives only to reap revenge on those who wronged him. Can a woman plagued by mystery fall in love with the man who refuses to face the truth? And can a man drenched in darkness forgo his quest for vengeance - and finally find redemption?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • This makes me want to never listen to a book again

  • By katinvegas on 07-11-15

Potential to be Great

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

Reviewed: 01-09-18

Please change the narrator. At points it is hard to tell characters apart for the male roles. She does a good job with the female character but I still am not a huge fan. This book has the potential to be great. I am just not sure if Pepper Winters is going to be able to get there. There seems to be a lot of dragging on in the story. I get it she does not remember. Move on and lets get to some excitement! I am going to go for the second book because I think there is potential for the story line to move to greatness. Lots of hidden innuendos of as to plot twists. We will see.

  • Sin & Suffer

  • By: Pepper Winters
  • Narrated by: Kelsi Nesser
  • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259

She came from a past Arthur "Kill" Killian never forgot. She made him sin and made him suffer. She tugged him from the shadows and showed him he wasn't as dead as he thought. And with her resurrection came betrayal, deceit, and war. But then they took her. Stole her. Imprisoned her. Now Kill's carefully laid plans for vengeance are complete. He craves action, retribution - the blood of his enemies. War has begun. War is all they'll know until they've paid their penance. He will get her back-and rewrite their destiny....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • IT'S ALL HERE.. THE SINS THE SUFFERING & THE LOVE

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 03-08-16

Long Winded

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

Reviewed: 01-09-18

OK, I'm sorry to say that I did not like this book as much as others by Pepper Winters. This first book was a better story and I was hoping that this one would pick up with even a better story line but alas it fell short. It was just a lot of the same scene over and over. He loves her, she loves him, he's keeping secrets, she wants to know....blah, blah, blah. Honestly you could tune out and pick back up and think you were at the same point. She could have gone in 100 different directions with this story line but it just did not happen. I'm a little sad as I love Pepper Winters. Narrations was not good either. At times I had trouble telling characters apart. Male voices needed to be stronger. Not my favorite as she has picked better narrators for her other books. I won't give up on Pepper Winters. Try her Dollar series if you have not.

  • The Wall of Winnipeg and Me

  • By: Mariana Zapata
  • Narrated by: Callie Dalton
  • Length: 16 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,563
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,328
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,333

Vanessa Mazur knows she's doing the right thing. She shouldn't feel bad for quitting. Being an assistant/housekeeper/fairy godmother to the top defensive end in the National Football Organization was always supposed to be temporary. She has plans, and none of them include washing extra-large underwear longer than necessary. But when Aiden Graves shows up at her door wanting her to come back, she's beyond shocked.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good slow burn

  • By catkit on 09-30-16

Light and Fluffy

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

Reviewed: 12-21-17

This was just ok for me. It is a light and fluffy listen. Nothing surprising and nothing exciting. Just a warm and light hearten book about romance. It is very typical and you can probably layout the entire plot in the first 5 min but it was still enjoyable enough of a listen on a cold winter day curled up by the fire.

  • Pennies

  • Dollar, Volume 1
  • By: Pepper Winters
  • Narrated by: Kylie C Stewart, Eric Rolon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 718
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 665
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 661

Once upon a time, I was an 18-year-old psychology student. Now, I'm a man's property. Stolen and sold, I've been decorated in bruises since the day my world changed two years ago. I suffer in silence, I crave freedom, but I never break. I can't. Until he arrives. Elder Prest, the only man to look at me and see me. The only man more ruthless than my owner. He wants me for reasons I don't understand. He claims me for one night then leaves and never looks back. Until he returns. And life becomes much more complicated.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heart-breaking

  • By Tijuana on 07-27-17

Dark, Heartbreaking & Captivating

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

Reviewed: 12-21-17

This book is very dark and heartbreaking. To think of all the young women out there that this really happens to is just crushing. However Pepper Winters does a great job of not just writing about the torture but making you feel her pain and suffering without giving you all the details. She lets your imagination fill in the blanks in places. You feel crushed and hopeful and devastated and regret. You think you know what will happen and then it doesn't. You praise Pim's strength yet you want her suffering to end. This book has your emotions all over the place. You like it but then think what is wrong with me liking a book about such a dark subject matter, yet you do. This book is captivating weather you want it to be or not.

  • Beast

  • Twisted Ever After, Book 1
  • By: A. Zavarelli
  • Narrated by: Tracy Marks
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 323
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 303
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 304

Once upon a time, I believed in fairytales. But then he took me. And he taught me that life isn't a fairytale. He is scarred. Broken. A dark and wild thing. His beauty is violent and his words are cruel. His heart is a shadowed landscape where nothing can grow. He tells me he could never care for me, and he proves it every day.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not for me!!!!

  • By Sunshine on 07-22-17

Dark and Twisted

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

Reviewed: 12-21-17

This is a dark and twisted story. I am not sure if you can truly like what happens to Bella in the end. It is a twisted take on Beauty and the Beast. However, it does keep you reading so it does have something hidden between the torture that keeps you guessing. I'm not sure I liked the dark places this book takes you to but I did like the fact that Bella never gives up. This is a unique twist to an old story. I think there is a potential and the author sets you up for the next book. Tracy Marks does a great job of bringing the characters to life.

  • Penmort Castle

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Abby Craden
  • Length: 16 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,007
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 941
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 930

Cash Fraser is planning revenge, and to get it he needs the perfect woman. So he hires her. Abigail Butler has lost nearly everything in her life and she's about to lose the home she loves. Cash meets Abby, who is posing as a paid escort, and the minute he does he knows he's willing to pay for more than Abby being his pretend girlfriend. A lot more. Abby needs the money or the last thing that links her to her dead family and husband will be gone. The deal is struck, but both Cash and Abby get more than they bargained for.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Oh, those accents!

  • By Minimoo3 on 02-05-17

Not As Bad As Everyone Says.

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

Reviewed: 10-10-17

I read the reviews and took a chance as I love Kristen Ashley. Most of the reviews complained about the narration. Stating that her accents were cheesy. Honestly I did not think they were that bad and she has a large repertoire of voices she uses. I agree that the whole ghost story line was unbelievable and did not come into play until 3/4 of the way through the book. I think there was potential to create a really interesting story but it fell short. This was not my favourite K.A. book but I still love her writing. She has such dynamic characters and always makes you buy into the the story.

  • Echo: A Dark Billionaire Romance

  • Bleeding Hearts, Book 1
  • By: A. Zavarelli
  • Narrated by: Tracy Marks
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 757
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 718
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 715

He says he owns me. And it's true. I've signed over complete control of my body and life for six months to a man I don't know. Five years he's been planning this. They say revenge is a dish best served cold. But my blackmailer serves it up white hot. He's addicted to my innocence, and I'm addicted to him. He likes to hurt me. I love to let him. He brings me to life. He sets me free. He makes my heart feel things it shouldn't. But he also scares me.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good dark, sexy listen

  • By Nicole B. on 10-14-17

Too Fast To Believe

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

Reviewed: 10-10-17

This is a typical billionaire meets poor girl. The age difference is a bit unbelievable. Also the fact that her brother goes to prison at the age of 16 does not see realistic. Their chemistry is rushed and the story line is rushed. Rylan holds a secret and that is about all the story line there is. Although Tracy Marks does an OK job with narration, she lacks really bringing characters to life. Her emotions were lacking to make me really buy into this book. Not the worse I've read but not the greatest either.

  • Alpha

  • By: Jasinda Wilder
  • Narrated by: Summer Roberts, Tyler Donne
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,774
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,553
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,556

I found an envelope in the mail. No return address. My name on the front, my address. Inside was a check, made out to me, in the amount of 10 thousand dollars. Enough to pay the bills and leave me some left over to live on until I found a job. Enough to let me focus on classes. There was no name on the check, just "VRI Inc.", and a post office box address for somewhere in the city. No hint of identity or reason for the check or anything. No mention of repayment, interest, nothing...except a single word, on the notes line: "You." Just those three letters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A letter from the husband

  • By Up All Night Book Blog, (Abby) on 06-24-15

Hard to Believe there are 2 more books

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

Reviewed: 09-05-17

Overall this was not a bad listen. The narrator did a decent job but the story line was a bit boring. I know that erotic listens have lots of sex but I like to have a story, drama or a plot that has some excitement to it. This was very typical and I think it had the potential for a lot more. Then the book sort of ended and there was no real cliff hanger or something that makes you think I want to keep reading about these two. Roth tries to be the Alpha but I don't know if the author pulls this off to its full potential.

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  • On My Knees

  • By: Meredith Wild
  • Narrated by: William Munt, Jennifer Mack
  • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 541
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 505
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 500

Haunted by the responsibility of caring for her troubled family, Maya Jacobs gave the only answer she could when Cameron asked her to marry him. Years later, entrenched in a soulless professional routine, she distracts herself from the lingering regret of her decision with a "work hard, play hard" lifestyle that guarantees no man will ever find his way into her heart again.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • DO NOT WASTE A CREDIT ON THIS 'BOOK'

  • By Kym Brown on 10-18-16

Boring with a capital "B"

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

Reviewed: 09-01-17

I just could not read it to the end. I don't often give this low a rating but this book drove me crazy. William Munt's, male narration, was totally off. He places emphasis on the wrong words and syllables. I kept correcting it in my head of how it should sound. There was no storyline. The book just went on and on about nothing of interest and the live story was even boring. This is a complete flop in my book.