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  • Relentless

  • By: Karen Lynch
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Greer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,557
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,418
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,420

Sara Grey's world shattered 10 years ago when her father was brutally murdered. Now, at 17, she is still haunted by memories of that day and driven by the need to understand why it happened. She lives a life full of secrets, and her family and friends have no idea of the supernatural world she is immersed in or of Sara's own very powerful gift. In her quest for answers about her father's death, Sara takes risks that expose her and her friends to danger and puts herself into the sights of a sadistic vampire.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • YA at its best

  • By shoegal on 11-16-16

YA isn't my thing, but really enjoyed this!

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

Reviewed: 02-19-18

Surprisingly gripping storyline. Narrator is less than average; she sounds like she is reading from a script, and the lack of contractions makes it even worse. ("Can not" instead of "can't", for example.) She sounds very stiff. In addition, her accents are inconsistent and also not very good. I will listen to the next one - story is great.

  • Sugar Daddy

  • Sugar Bowl, Book 1
  • By: Sawyer Bennett
  • Narrated by: Christian Fox, Lucy Rivers
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 680
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 647
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 645

Sela Halstead lost her innocence in a way that no 16-year-old should ever have to endure. She's spent years trying to forget that night, even while wondering about the identities of the monsters who brutalized her - until a telltale tattoo flashes across Sela's TV screen. The incriminating ink belongs to Jonathon Townsend, the millionaire founder of The Sugar Bowl, a website that matches rich older men with impressionable young women. Obsessed with revenge, Sela infiltrates Townsend's world....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding

  • By nolagirl29 on 11-11-16

Kept trying , but... ick

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

Reviewed: 02-14-18

I still can’t understand why this book got so many good reviews. I really tried to like it, but I just found the premise too far-fetched to suspend my disbelief. I even waited a month and then listened again. But was just as disappointed as I was the first time. Perhaps it’s a better read than it is a listen? Narrater sounded forced to me.

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    Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    120 ratings
    Overall 4.3
  • Bender

  • Core Four Series #1
  • By: Stacy Borel
  • Narrated by: Chandra Skyye
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108

All Keegan wanted was a roommate who was quiet, minded his or her own business, and paid for part of the rent. Instead she got Camden Brooks. Camden, with his sinful body, sharp tongue, and inability to stay out of Keegan's personal space, couldn't seem to curb his interest in the new girl who wouldn't put up with his domineering ways. Feelings were running rampant, sexual tension was thick, and both were struggling to let go of control.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not sure what was worse, storyline or narration ?!

  • By jen saletel on 01-15-16

Terrible narrator ruins a less than mediocre story

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

Reviewed: 12-18-17

Terrible narrator ruins a less than mediocre story. Her voice is grating on the nerves, and the story falls flat with too many superlatives. Very immature.

  • The Room Mate

  • By: Kendall Ryan
  • Narrated by: Ava Erickson, Jeremy York
  • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,628
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,509
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,511

The last time I saw my best friend's younger brother, he was a geek wearing braces. But when Cannon shows up to crash in my spare room, I get a swift reality check. Now 24, he's broad shouldered and masculine, and so sinfully sexy, I want to climb him like the jungle gyms we used to enjoy. At six-foot-something with lean muscles hiding under his T-shirt, a deep sexy voice, and full lips that pull into a smirk when he studies me, he's pure temptation.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Ouch. That was painful. I don't return books....

  • By nina on 02-22-17

Meh

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

Reviewed: 12-18-17

Lots of superlatives. Story premise was weak at best. Characters one-dimensional and I couldn’t get past the male narrator’s voice.

  • Selling Scarlett

  • A Love Inc. Novel
  • By: Ella James
  • Narrated by: Jim Steele, Simone Lewis
  • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 83

Follow Elizabeth - code-named Scarlett - to the lush Nevada brothel where she'll auction her virginity and risk the only thing that's not for sale: her heart. The highest bidder is a familiar face, with wicked hands and the devil's mouth. And a secret so dark that it could cost her life.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Bizarre - did I miss something?

  • By Carrie on 12-06-17

Bizarre - did I miss something?

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

Reviewed: 12-06-17

I have enjoyed several of Ella James's books, but I found this one completely bizarre -- almost as if I started listening in the middle. The plot was fractured and confusing, and Jim Steel's voice was all wrong for the story. I found his accent grating and his faux-deep-gravely-voice very unconvincing. He also sounds like he's about 100 (a little creepy in a romantic lead). Perhaps I would have more success reading it, but the story line was so flat I'm not tempted to try.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Tragic

  • Rook and Ronin, Book 1
  • By: JA Huss
  • Narrated by: Jordan Leigh, Anna Gibson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 460
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 430
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 427

Rook Walsh is tragic. Because life so far - just sucks. Some girls get parents. Rook got the foster care system. Some girls get Prince Charming. Rook got an abusive frog. Some girls get lucky…. Rook got a second chance. And she took it. Because when fate throws you a bone - you grab it with both hands and run. Antoine Chaput knows the minute he spies Rook in his photography studio that she's got "The Look." The dark and desperate look he must have to land the exclusive Tragic Media contract. Rook is paired up with top model, Ronin, and he's everything her abusive ex-boyfriend wasn't.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Start Your Huss Addiction Here

  • By Erin on 12-03-17

Good Cheeto snack for the brain

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

Reviewed: 12-05-17

Not a show-stopper, but good enough to keep me interested and listening (sometimes with half an ear).

  • Some Sort of Happy

  • Happy Crazy Love, Book 1
  • By: Melanie Harlow
  • Narrated by: Nelson Hobbs, Lucy Malone
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 543
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 510
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 509

I almost didn't believe it was him. In high school, Sebastian Pryce had been an aloof outsider who kept to himself. But now, 10 years later, he's back and unusually attractive. With muscles in all the right places and hands that know exactly what they're doing, Sebastian is everything I didn't know I needed. And while he isn't exactly friendly, he has a magnetism that draws me in.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Expertly read, great story

  • By KathyD on 02-24-16

Woe is me

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

Reviewed: 07-12-17

What would have made Some Sort of Happy better?

I am only 6 minutes into the book and already I can't stand the protagonist's "woe is me" attitude. If I wanted to listen to someone whine incessantly I would talk to my children. Narrator made it worse with her overly-nasal voice. I never return books, but this one is going back.

  • Smut

  • By: Karina Halle
  • Narrated by: Lidia Dornet, Shaun Grindell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 320

All Blake Crawford wants is to pass his creative writing course, get his university degree, and take over his dad's ailing family business. What Amanda Newland wants is to graduate at the top of her class, as well as finish her novel and prove to her family that writing is a respectful career. What Blake and Amanda don't want is to be paired up with each other for their final project, but that's exactly what they both get when they're forced to collaborate on a writing piece.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Satirically good!

  • By Danni on 08-17-16

Male narrator butchers it

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

Reviewed: 12-08-16

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

Yes, but not the audio version. Lidia Dornet was fabulous, as always, but Shaun Grindell ruined the entire listening experience for me. I looked up his bio and it says that he grew up in England, but he sounds Australian in this audio version. (The character he is portraying is supposed to be British.) More annoying, however, is the homogenous cadence he uses -- every sentence has the exact same inflection. If I could have reached through my headset and punched him in the throat I would have. Aaargh!!! SO distracting!

What did you like best about this story?

Great "Cheetos for your brain" listen.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Lidia Dornet and Shaun Grindell ?

Lidia Dornet's performance of the male character was strong enough on it's own -- no need for a male narrator!

Any additional comments?

The tag line for the audio book should be "Death By Hemorrhaging Ear Drums".

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Before Ryan Was Mine

  • The Remembrance Trilogy - Prequel
  • By: Kahlen Aymes
  • Narrated by: Zachary Michael, Janine Grand
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

When Ryan Matthews meets Julia Abbott for the first time at Stanford University, he immediately knows she will change his life. They have an instant, unbreakable connection that goes beyond partying and palpable attraction. Although Ryan's intelligence and good looks land him any girl he wants, he hesitates to cross that line with Julia because she is quickly becoming the best friend he's ever had.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't listen for more than a few minutes

  • By Carrie on 09-14-16

Couldn't listen for more than a few minutes

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

Reviewed: 09-14-16

Any additional comments?

Listen to the sample first! The male narrator was a complete deal-breaker for me. For the first time, I'll be returning an Audible purchase.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Practice Makes Perfect

  • By: Julie James
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 468
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 423
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 426

Payton Kendall and J. D. Jameson are lawyers who know the meaning of objection. A feminist to the bone, Payton has fought hard to succeed in a profession dominated by men. Born wealthy, privileged, and cocky, J. D. has fought hard to ignore her. Face-to-face, they're perfectly civil. They have to be. For eight years they have kept a safe distance and tolerated each other as coworkers for one reason only: To make partner at the firm.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect blend of romance and humor!

  • By "unknown" on 08-07-13

Predictable

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

Reviewed: 09-07-16

Didn't love this... Narrator's voice was nasally to the point of distraction, and events of the story were very unrealistic.