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  • The Key

  • By: Pauline Baird Jones
  • Narrated by: Janean Jorgensen
  • Length: 18 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

When Sara Donovan joins Project Enterprise she finds out that what doesn't kill her makes her stronger. An Air Force pilot - the best of the best to be assigned to this mission - Sara isn't afraid to travel far beyond the Milky Way on an assignment that takes her into a galaxy torn apart by a long and bitter warfare between the Dusan and the Gadi.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting, if a bit too romantic

  • By Douglas E. Noll on 11-06-09

Great sci-fi story!

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

Reviewed: 12-10-17

this story exceeded my expectations. the story was complex, led by a strong female character. I wanted to hear how the story would lend itself towards uncovering the truth of Sarah's origins and the unlocking of the key. Romance, war, and inner conflict. What more could you want? not my fav, but worth the credit.

  • Midnight Crossroad

  • A Novel of Midnight Texas
  • By: Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,327
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,039
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,036

From Charlaine Harris, the best-selling author who created Sookie Stackhouse and her world of Bon Temps, Louisiana, comes a darker locale - populated by more strangers than friends. But then, that's how the locals prefer it. Welcome to Midnight, Texas, a town with many boarded-up windows and few full-time inhabitants, located at the crossing of Witch Light Road and Davy Road. It' s a pretty standard dried-up western town.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Okay

  • By colleen on 05-01-15

Slow.

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

Reviewed: 07-31-17

I am a Charlaine Harris fan, but this book was too slow. it captured that s all town feel. she developed her characters nicely and she made the reader want to be a part of this community. The ending has a good twist, but overall I felt underwhelmed and this is the first audible I had to force myself to finsh. I was waiting for magical battles, or steamy scenes...not this book.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Coming Clean

  • By: C.L. Parker
  • Narrated by: Muffy Newtown, Brian Pallino
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

They have been rivals who fought until the bitter end and lovers who know every sensual inch of each other's bodies. Now sports agents Cassidy Whalen and Shaw Matthews are about to become the one thing they never expected to be: parents. But this new dynamic to their relationship threatens to fizzle the sizzling desire that once held them in thrall to each other. If salvation is only a forbidden fantasy away, then Shaw and the woman he loves must embark on the adventure of their lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great conclusion to a very entertaining story.

  • By R Berna on 02-13-17

Great conclusion to a very entertaining story.

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

Reviewed: 02-13-17

Perfect narration! This book draws you in and keeps you interested. Not many authors can capture the reality of a complacent marriage in need of intervention. Parker creates a realistic sense of marital problem and an exciting way to rejuvenate intimacy into a lack luster marriage. when work and being a parent become the primary focus, it's hard to feel sexy and find that once burning desire and hot sex that was the catalyst for the relationship. I highly recommend this series to all readers.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Getting Rough

  • By: C. L. Parker
  • Narrated by: Brian Pallino, Muffy Newtown
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85

San Diego sports agent Shaw Matthews and his sexy professional adversary, Cassidy Whalen, have gone head to head in the boardroom - and the bedroom. Now Shaw has scored a big promotion - but only because Cassidy turned it down and ran off. There are many things he wants when it comes to Cassidy - just not her pity. So Shaw rushes to a small town in Maine to retrieve his dignity - and maybe the woman he's hungry to claim once more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic narration!

  • By Laura McMillin on 02-08-16

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 02-12-17

Cassidy and Shaw's story continues as an emergency call Cassidy home to Stoneybrook. Shaw is hot on her heels and tension grows. Cassidy has to face her ex, Casey, and a writer Mia, who wants to take more then notes on Casey. Jealousy from all four come to a head, hearts break, and true feelings come to the surface.

Overall, Parker' clever writing, combined with Palin and Newton's fantastic narration, makes for an excellent addition to the Monkey Business Trilogy.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Taken by Passion: King of Hearts

  • Wonderland Book 1
  • By: Jaymie Holland, Cheyenne McCray
  • Narrated by: Kelly Owens
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 43

After being cheated on yet again, full-figured Alice O'Brien no longer believes she'll find her Prince Charming. She resolves to enjoy men, but refuses to involve her heart. When she literally tumbles down a rabbit hole, she finds she has left her familiar home city of San Francisco. She has landed in a strange and beautiful world, where she meets a powerful and dominant shapeshifter, Jarronn, and his equally fierce and irresistible brothers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • erotic jucy steamy spell bound

  • By Kindle Customer on 03-13-19

Alice in Wonderland Fastfoward and a bit odd

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

Reviewed: 01-25-17

The Alice in Wonderland concept seems very interesting but the story what is rushed, predictable, and a bit odd. The book failed to develop the characters and the plot. There are plenty of gratuitous sex scenes, but even those seems a little rushed. Overall it wasn't my favorite book in this genre.

  • Wishing for a Highlander

  • Highland Wishes, Volume 1
  • By: Jessi Gage
  • Narrated by: Marian Hussey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,554
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,414
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,418

Single-and-pregnant museum worker Melanie voices an idle wish while examining a Scottish artifact, that a Highland warrior would sweep her off her feet and help her forget her cheating ex. The last thing she expects is for her wish to be granted. Magically transported to the middle of a clan skirmish in the 16th-century Highlands, she comes face to face with her kilted fantasy man.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • as a man, romance novels are a new interest to me.

  • By Dusty on 03-02-16

Good Romance

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

Reviewed: 01-03-17

Girl makes a wish. She goes back to the 16th century and meets a highlander. will she fall in love and stay? Will she fight to return to her own place and time? While somewhat predictable, the plot is good and the narration is excellent. I binged listened to the entire story.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • A Christmas Carol

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Carson Beck
  • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

Marley was dead, to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner. Scrooge signed it. And Scrooge's name was good upon 'Change, for anything he chose to put his hand to. Old Marley was as dead as a door-nail.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A christmas carol

  • By MeDi on 12-26-16

A Classic

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

Reviewed: 12-18-16

Good narration to a classic Christmas story. perfect listen to get into the Christmas spirit.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Adventures of Tom Stranger, Interdimensional Insurance Agent

  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Adam Baldwin
  • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,203
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,591
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,579

Have you ever seen a planet invaded by rampaging space mutants from another dimension or Nazi dinosaurs from the future? Don't let this happen to you! Rifts happen, so you should be ready when universes collide. A policy with Stranger & Stranger can cover all of your interdimensional insurance needs. Rated "Number One in Customer Satisfaction" for three years running, no claim is too big or too weird for Tom Stranger to handle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Someone owes me a new keyboard

  • By Aimee M on 05-24-16

Goofy, Funny, Spoof Ridden Comedy

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

Reviewed: 08-02-16

What does your dimensional version of Earth look like? Will Gummy Bears attack Canada? Will Sylvester Stallone be President? Larry Correia writes a comical farce that blends syterical humor and modern references into a sci-fi adventure. Adam Baldwin does a perfect narration for this story. I caught myself giggling or saying, "What the heck..." throughout the story!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Tears of Tess

  • By: Pepper Winters
  • Narrated by: Hannah Belle, Jacob Morgan, Punch Audio
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 589
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 549
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 548

Tess Snow has everything she ever wanted: one more semester before a career in property development, a loving boyfriend, and a future dazzling bright with possibility. For their two-year anniversary, Brax surprises Tess with a romantic trip to Mexico. Sandy beaches, delicious cocktails, and soul-connecting sex set the mood for a wonderful holiday. With a full heart, and looking forward to a passion filled week, Tess is on top of the world. But lusty paradise is shattered. Kidnapped. Drugged. Stolen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hot and Twisty and Depraved Oh MY!

  • By MVA on 02-25-17

What a Trip...

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

Reviewed: 06-20-16

Pepper Winters takes the reader on one woman's horrific journey. While her experiences tests every bit of her inner strength, they also allow her to actualize her deepest desires. The man whom she perceives as a monster, who twists her mind, and wrecks her sanity causes her to question everything she knows about herself.

This rollercoaster story will cause you to question. The narrators convey the story beautifully. I especially liked the French singing.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Hero of Ages

  • Mistborn, Book 3
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 27 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 35,444
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 31,332
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 31,319

The conclusion of the Mistborn trilogy fulfills all the promise of the first two books. Revelations abound, connections rooted in early chapters of the series click into place, and surprises, as satisfying as they are stunning, blossom like fireworks to dazzle and delight. It all leads up to a finale unmatched for originality and audacity that will leave listeners shaking their heads in wonder, as if awaking from an amazing dream.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well concluded!

  • By Julio Marchini on 01-12-09

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 02-24-16

This book ties up all the loose ends. Excellent metaphor for life. I love the ruin vs preservation ideology. I also appreciate the concept of one questioning his faith. Very poetic ending.