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  • A Good Student

  • The Story of a Professor's Erotic Seduction of a Student Into a BDSM Affair, Spanking, Bondage, and Passionate Sex Lead to Enduring Love.
  • By: Elliot Mabeuse
  • Narrated by: Peter Klein, Alicia Roberts
  • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 478
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 415
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 412

When passionate professor Conner Devlin meets oversexed student Emma Fiore, the sparks ignite: he’ll train her to be his classroom sex slave, carrying out his every desire, while she gets to experience the forbidden pleasure of submissive love before her marriage to a dull and unfeeling man. But Emma’s sizzling and insatiable desires soon overwhelm Conner and he finds himself hopelessly in love with his young submissive. Emma accepts him as her sexual Master, but will she have him as her real-life lover? You’ll never look at the dynamics of D/s and a man’s sexuality the same way again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An Erotic Eye-Opener!

  • By Sea on 04-30-11

Other reviews didn't exaggerate!

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

Reviewed: 05-12-18

The male narrator sounds like a 80yr old man with a slight accent. I couldn't make myself ignore his voice and gave up on the story. I rated the story a 3, because it could be a good book and I didn't want the overall score to be affected by my one star of the performance.

  • Torkel's Chosen

  • A World Beyond
  • By: Michelle Howard
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 736
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 660
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 658

Torkel Alonson has had enough of being ignored and looked over by females on his adopted home world of Enotia. His pride has suffered and he must accept the painful truth. Females will never choose a male with his evil lineage despite his honorable service to his government's military.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • KEPT ME ON MY EMOTIONAL SEAT'S EDGE!

  • By sheryl beauchemin on 03-30-17

What kind of HEA is that?!

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

Reviewed: 07-19-16

I am leery to read another book by this author now. I have several in my wish list that I will be removing promptly.

I gave myself 24 hrs to ponder this book before rating and reviewing this book.

Narration: Okay, I have heard much better and I have head worse.

There will be **Spoilers** below, proceed with caution.

The hero does not trust the heroine. At first she inadvertently betrayed him, his team and the world/government, but then she knowingly continued to hide stuff from him out of fear of hurting him. Later she refuses to betray him and when the hero finds out he cuts her loose thinking she was a spy from day one, not knowing she is being tortured, When the hero and his men try to save a different woman, they instead save the heroine. The Hero told her they wouldn't have rescued her had they known it was her, she could have continued to rot. Days later the hero begins to feel bad that she has nightmares and he is lonely (and will never be chosen by another female for long reasons), so he takes her back. The end.

I really cannot make myself give this story a higher rating. I must be satisfied with a story or want to re-listen to a story to give it 3 stars or more. When I consider authors that have wonderful world building, awesome characters, a full (or mostly full) resolution to the loving couple's problems, complicated story arcs that span several books, etc I cannot rate this book higher.

If in the mood for SciFi Fantasty try Tornians by MK Eidem




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  • Slave to Sensation

  • Psy-Changeling Series, Book 1
  • By: Nalini Singh
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,007
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,613
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,629

Nalini Singh dives into a world torn apart by a powerful race with phenomenal powers of the mind - and none of the heart. Born a Psy, Sascha Duncan must hide the emotions that mark her as flawed. But a passionate Changeling will tempt her to reveal everything - and risk her very soul.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than I remember.

  • By Diana on 05-30-11

1yr later & still my favorite series!

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

Reviewed: 03-19-15

This was the first series that I listened to that didn't follow the same main characters from book to book. (Ie: Kate Daniels series, Fever Series, Night Huntress) I was worried that I wouldn't become emotionally invested. I am so invested that I have listened to the entire series at least 2 dozen times, probably more. Book 12 has become my favorite bedtime story.

Do not read these books out of order. The main story arc reaches across all the books. There is a lot to learn about this world in book 1, but you do not need to fully understand it at first. It will all makes sense before you finish book 2. By book 3 you may be hooked on the series like me!

Most of the books are brilliant, but like all series not every book can be perfect for everyone. There was one book (#7) where I didn't care for the main "Hero", but the book shouldn't be missed.

Narration: So far Angela Dawe is my 2nd favorite narrator. (Robert Petkoff being #1) This series has many, many characters so taking that into consideration I truly appreciate Angel Dawe's hard work even if I do notice voices changing slightly from one book to a later book. (Ie: Hawk & Faith)

  • The Darkest Night

  • Lords of the Underworld, Book 1
  • By: Gena Showalter
  • Narrated by: Max Bellmore
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,667
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,779
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,784

All her life, Ashlyn Darrow has been tormented by voices from the past. To end the nightmare, she has come to Budapest seeking help from men rumored to have supernatural abilities, not knowing she'll be swept into the arms of Maddox, their most dangerous member - a man trapped in a hell of his own.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • sexy.....

  • By Patsy G. on 12-21-09

Why such high ratings for this Series?

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

Reviewed: 03-18-15

I personally think that this series is overrated. I listened the first 9 books and found myself wondering why so many people rated this series so high. I wish people wouldn't vote 4 & 5 stars on mediocre books. I know this review will come across as harsh, but some of us really do appreciate honest book reviews, good or bad.

I kept believing the hype where people said the series gets better and to "keep trudging". They lied, it really doesn't get better. Yes, there are some interesting characters, but characters alone cannot make this series great.

I had no problem with the large amount of characters and their demons. I was hoping that I would like this series as I have loved the Psy-Changeling series & the Immortals After Dark series - both series I have listened to many times and plan to again. I have no intention of every re-listening to LOTU books a second time. Audible has 2 more book in this series, but I do not want to waste any more credits on this author.

I really feel like the author is flying by the seats of her pants. The story lines do not seem thought out. The author flip flops on "facts". Rules, promises, vows, & curses made are either ignored, dismissed or blatantly reversed with no substantial information or valid reason given. The author tries to make you worry about these things, when with the wave of her hand most problems are no big deal either several books later or even in the same book. I would love to give many examples, but it would be spoiler-ish.

The Sex scenes = Awful & Repetitive. I am not normally one to skip over the smut, but I skipped over these! (I think every book so far as mentioned Pearled Nipples. If I had an ebook I would check.) Then there are the times when a story line is kind of interesting, like an all out Harpy battle, but the author makes us skip the battle to read her boring sex scenes.

Narration: Nothing special. Lots of mouths sounds.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Iced

  • A Dani O' Malley Novel, Book 1
  • By: Karen Marie Moning
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante, Natalie Ross
  • Length: 14 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,717
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,468
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,477

Dani "Mega" O’Malley plays by her own set of rules - and in a world overrun by Dark Fae, her biggest rule is: Do what it takes to survive. Possessing rare talents and the all-powerful Sword of Light, Dani is more than equipped for the task. In fact, she’s one of the few humans who can defend themselves against the Unseelie. But now, amid the pandemonium, her greatest gifts have turned into serious liabilities.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dude, It exceeded my expectations

  • By Katheryne on 12-02-12

I Like Dani

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

Reviewed: 02-16-15

I always liked Dani, but I looked forward to seeing a more mature Dani in book 2. Mainly because the male species in her life are older and as an adult, I prefer to be in the head of a young women versus a teenager. That being said... Burned made me really miss the old Dani.

I liked that this book focuses more on the Other 8 and Ryodan's club. I was pretty bored with Kat's story line in the abbey and I couldn't stand Jo. Dancer and new Christian are intriguing characters.

  • Demon from the Dark: Immortals After Dark, Book 10

  • By: Kresley Cole
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,994
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,877
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,873

Malkom Slaine: tormented by his sordid past and racked by vampiric hungers, he’s pushed to the brink by the green-eyed beauty under his guard. Carrow Graie: hiding her own sorrows, she lives only for the next party or prank. Until she meets a tortured warrior worth saving. In order for Malkom and Carrow to survive, he must unleash both the demon and vampire inside him. When Malkom becomes the nightmare his own people feared, will he lose the woman he craves body and soul?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I can see myself listening to it again, and again.

  • By RabidReads on 07-12-15

So good, also sad.

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

Reviewed: 02-16-15

This book made me feel really bad for Malcolm. The writing was superb. I have re-listened to this book, but I skip over the sad parts. I can barely listen to the parts where Carrow & Malcom silently get to know each other, because I know what is going to happen and that evokes a bunch of apprehensive feelings.
Wish I could say more, but it might spoil the Emotional Roller Coaster for the next person.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Tangled

  • The Tangled Series, Book 1
  • By: Emma Chase
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,170
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,868
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,872

Drew Evans is handsome and arrogant, he makes multimillion dollar business deals and seduces New York’s most beautiful women with just a smile. So why has he been shuttered in his apartment for seven days, miserable and depressed? He’ll tell you he has the flu. But we all know that’s not really true. Katherine Brooks is brilliant, beautiful and ambitious. When Kate is hired as the new associate at Drew’s father’s investment banking firm, every aspect of the dashing playboy’s life is thrown into a tailspin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • And Now For Something Completely Different

  • By Kathy on 02-17-14

So-so book.

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

Reviewed: 02-09-15

I am not normally a romance reader so my opinions of this book are mostly influenced by comparing it to urban fantasy & pnr.

Plot: Immature, rude man-whore tries to win female.
I personally prefer books with more of a plot or or multiple subplots, especially story arcs that span several books. I was kind of bored with this book. I played video games, washed laundry, shopped online while listening. This book does not require you to pay attention to it.

Did I think the female author succeeded in "Thinking" like a man? No.
At times Drew seemed very stereotyped and other times he was too emo with his long flowery thoughts.

The author did not succeed in making me like Drew.
1. Drew constantly insults Kate's fiance to her face throughout the entire book when the fiance is mentioned.
2. Drew seemed to know too much about women's shoes. I was waiting for him to confess a foot fetish and start licking Kate's toe cracks, maybe polish her toes, etc.
3. Drew compares women to different brands of toothpaste. One girl is like Colgate, another is like Aquafresh.
4. Drew did not respect that Kate's fiance had worked 3 jobs to support Kate while she went to college and now that Kate is the main bread winner Drew thinks the fiance is a loser. The author points this out many times. It made me wonder if the author feels the the same way when women support their man (fiance) through college so that the man can get a good job & then maybe the female can stay home or work part-time, have babies, whatever. My point is: What other couples decide for their lives is up to them.
5. Drew has slept with hundreds of women, he claims to be tested monthly for std's. Sounds like a keeper to me. Because Drew is such a slut the author points out that he always wears a condom. Even if Drew's doctors are testing him monthly, I highly doubt they are testing his blood monthly for HPV or Herpes, which condoms do not prevent as both of these are spread skin to skin. This was my first contemporary book that I've read to mention condoms. I wouldn't have even thought twice about the condoms if I wasn't afraid that Drew is a walking std petri dish!

Narration: The male voices were okay. I didn't care for Kate's voice. She was supposed to be a strong confident women, but she often sounded passive and meek to me.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Darkness Dawns

  • Immortal Guardians Series #1
  • By: Dianne Duvall
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,125
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,757
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,767

Once, Sarah Bingham's biggest challenge was making her students pay attention in class. Now, after rescuing a wounded stranger, she's landed in the middle of a battle between corrupt vampires and powerful immortals who also need blood to survive. Roland Warbrook is the most compelling man Sarah has ever laid hands on. But his desire for her is mingled with a hunger he can barely control...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Luscious, Enthralling & Sensual w/o being porn

  • By Linda on 08-16-11

As preachy as other people warn it is!

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

Reviewed: 01-01-15

What did you like best about Darkness Dawns? What did you like least?

There were many times the author gave too much superfluous information. I found myself wondering if she was trying to add to her word count. Like in high school when your english teacher wants a 200 word paper, but you've only thought of 100 words.

I should have stopped in the first chapter when the heroine needs to bandage up the hero so the character thinks to herself how glad she is to have medical supplies in her home. Then proceeds to explain why she has medical supplies, because she cut her hand open in the past. The author then explains how the character didn't have insurance, she had to wrap towels around her hand, drive herself to a store, etc. And then the author proceeds to tell us more about the cut on the heroine's hand and how it bled for two hours.

Is anyone as tired as me at hearing the word Organic? By the end of the book I didn't need to be reminded that the meal the characters were making consisted of organic chicken and organic vegetables.

Would you ever listen to anything by Dianne Duvall again?

I was tempted to read book 2 only to discover what Amy is, but I peeked at spoilers on GoodReads and I am so glad that I did.

I know PNR requires a suspension of belief at times, but this was too much. The insta-love after 36hrs seemed unbelievable in book 1.

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

This was my first time with this narrator - I have no complaints.

Any additional comments?

The editor should have caught the many times that the author repeats the same information, be it in the same scene or later in the book. It happened many times so I couldn't help but notice.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dreams of a Dark Warrior: Immortals After Dark, Book 11

  • By: Kresley Cole
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,730
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,623
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,617

Murdered before he could wed Regin the Radiant, warlord Aidan the Fierce seeks his beloved through eternity, reborn again and again into new identities, yet with no memory of his past lives. When Regin encounters Declan Chase, a brutal Celtic soldier, she recognizes her proud warlord reincarnated. But Declan takes her captive, intending retribution against all immortals - unaware that he belongs to their world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • love this series but...

  • By Julius on 05-08-14

Unlikable bad guy becomes Unlikable hero

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

Reviewed: 09-16-14

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

This book should be read as part of the continuing story arc, but I did find myself skipping over scenes where Chase was alone with his own thoughts, because he kept thinking the same things again & again.

What was most disappointing about Kresley Cole’s story?

It seemed like 3/4 of this book was pretty depressing. I haven't finished the series yet, but so far this has been my least favorite.

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

I usually like the narrator's male voices, not so much his female voices. Chase had 2 accents, his natural irish one and then his more modern angry voice. I didn't like either.

Did Dreams of a Dark Warrior inspire you to do anything?

I was inspired to create lots of bookmarks so I could skip to the parts I like if I ever re-listen to this book.

Any additional comments?

The occasional scenes with Nix and Regin's humor helps the story along. I was glad to see Lothaire was active in this book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Heart of Obsidian

  • Psy-Changeling, Book 12
  • By: Nalini Singh
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,163
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,069
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,073

In 2006, Nalini Singh introduced the beguiling and sensual Psy-Changeling world in Slave to Sensation, which spawned a series that has had readers and critics cheering. Throughout the incredible 11-book run there has been one question that has tantalized Nalini's legion of fans. Now, in the eagerly awaited 12th book in the series, Nalini Singh finally reveals the answer to the biggest Psy-Changeling mystery - an answer so surprising we wouldn't dare spoil it. Even if we knew.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing read, but be warned...

  • By C. Mendez on 06-05-13

My favorite of all the Psy-Changeling books

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

Reviewed: 07-23-14

Would you listen to Heart of Obsidian again? Why?

I have listened to this book too many times to admit.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Poor murderous Kaleb, how my heart broke for you. I thought his history with Sahara was wonderful. His actions spoke so much regarding: Sahara, Judd & the priest, the net, the world, etc.

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

Whenever Kaleb confessed to Sahara (about anything & everything.)

Any additional comments?

Do not start the series with this book. You should not read these books out of order. There is a huge story arc spanning many books and you will spoil it for yourself if you don't begin with the first book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful