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  • Third Strike

  • By: BJ Harvey
  • Narrated by: Zachary Webber, Virginia Rose
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

I have a long history of acting first and thinking it through later. In fact, I'm the definition of a screw up. Case in point - I’m having a baby with a woman I can’t stand, my ex is now my best friend’s wife, and I’m in love with a woman I can never have. My biggest secret is falling for my best friend’s sister 12 years ago. My biggest mistake is thinking I could live without her. And now my biggest regret is the look on her face the moment I tell everyone I’m already married to the woman they hate most.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Strikingly awesome

  • By jaye on 02-16-19

5 real, raw, emotional stars!

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

Reviewed: 02-15-19

"Forever and Always"....Gahhh! I have loved each of the books in this series, but Drew and Ash stole my heart. I am a sucker for a forbidden read and this one had me hooked from page one. Drew is Millen's best friend. Ash is Millen's little sister. Drew knows he shouldn't want her, but he does. The irony is she wants him too. I felt every emotion the MC's experienced...the longing, the doubt, the joy, the pain, the hope and the love. I was flat out ugly crying by the end and loved every minute of it. BJ Harvey, took me on the best kind of ride. The story of Drew and Ash is a twisty, turning, angsty one and I enjoyed every real, raw moment. I would be remise without saying that Zachary Webber delivered a powerhouse performance. He was the PERFECT Drew and I felt every emotion he was conveying. Simply fantastic!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • International Player

  • By: Louise Bay
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld, Shane East
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 783
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 720
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 719

Being labelled a player never stopped me from being successful with women. Until I met Truly Harbury. Truly was the first girl who ever turned me down. And she might just be the first woman with whom I ever fall in love. When an emergency means she needs my help running her family’s charity, I’m happy to introduce her to the glitz and glamour of the London business world - taking her to dinners, coaching her through speeches, zipping up the sexy evening gown I helped her pick out. The more time we spend together, the more I want to convince her I’m not a man to avoid.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Slow Start — Excellent Story

  • By janatallow on 01-26-19

Slow burn, friends to lovers with all the feels!

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

Reviewed: 02-12-19

If Shane East is narrating, I'm listening! International Player is another fantastic listen by Louise Bay. Excellent story development, fun characters and a unique story line make this a must listen. Oh and did I mention Shane East! Gahhh! Not only is his voice like a rich decadent cake, he puts 10000% into the performance which makes for a winning combo! Congrats Louise on another 5 star listen!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Down & Dirty: Slade

  • Dirty Angels MC Series, Book 6
  • By: Jeanne St. James
  • Narrated by: Ava Lucas, Aaron Shedlock
  • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 44

Right out of the Marines, Slade's first mistake was patching into a club that was headed down a destructive path. His second was rolling into Shadow Valley on a search for answers. He had no plans to patch into another club, even one like the DAMC, and he certainly wasn't looking for an ol' lady. Especially a ball-buster like Diamond, who could singe the hair off a brother's nuts with just a look. DAMC born and bred, Diamond was ready to give up on becoming an ol' lady until the heavily tattooed biker rolled into town on his Harley. Problem is, months later Slade's still a mystery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Twisty!

  • By Listening is Reading on 12-30-18

Hot, Hot Hot!

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

Reviewed: 01-28-19

Let me start off by saying I am a fan of Jeanne St. James books and the DAMC series is the first MC series I have listened to. I absolutely loved this listen. It was gritty, raw and woah that twist!!! Ohhh and HOT!!!! I am a huge Ava Lucas fan and love all her work. She is fantastic. Aaron Shedlock is a new to me narrator and OMG!! Where has he been my whole life! He is my new fave. Love him, love Ava, love the story! More please.

  • Birthday Suit

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Sebastian York, January Lavoy, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 638
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 610
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 610

An all-star production of a brand new stand-alone romance from number one New York Times best-selling author Lauren Blakely, performed by a full cast of 12 narrators.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best audiobook. EVER!

  • By Kara Hildebrand on 01-14-19

Fantastic narration

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

Reviewed: 01-27-19

First I will say the narration was FANTASTIC. Every narrator should be commended for a job well done. The story was well developed and featured all types of interesting characters. But the story was just OK to me. I wanted to like it more than I did.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Simmer

  • By: Stephanie Rose
  • Narrated by: Inés del Castillo, Joseph Discher
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 31

My life was always at a simmer… only stewing, never going anywhere. I was left to fend for myself when it came to affection or love, so I learned to go without. I refused to let them see how broken and lonely I was; it was much easier to hide behind a false reality. I didn't want anyone's pity. I didn't need it. Pity wouldn't put food on the table or keep a roof over our heads. That was all me. Now, I have a second chance at a dream long forgotten. It demands hard work and sacrifice - with absolutely no distractions. A recipe I already know all too well, raising a daughter on my own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Slow Burn Romance!

  • By bookbruin on 08-31-18

My first by this author, definitely not my last

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

Reviewed: 01-10-19

This is my first listen by this author and I was blown away. I thoroughly enjoyed Sara and Drew's journey. It was emotional, heartfelt and even sad at times, but it was also cute and sweet. Drew was a great hero and perfect for Sara. The narration was also spot on.

  • Unzipped

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Joe Arden, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,775
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,691
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,689

Picture this - I’m ready to win back the love of my life, and I’m going big this time. We’re talking boom box, sing her name in the rain, let the whole damn neighborhood know I'm good and ready this time around. After all, if you're going to grand gesture the ever-loving hell out of a second chance, you need to pull out all the stops. There’s only one little problem. My college girlfriend isn't the one who shows up when I play my "I'll do anything to win you back" tune. The woman who flings open the second-floor window tells me my ex doesn’t live here anymore.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Appealing to my college self!

  • By PATRICIA on 10-31-18

Just ok for me

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

Reviewed: 12-20-18

Let me start by staying the narration was on point. However, I could not get into the characters and was not vested in their HEA.

  • Tripping on a Halo

  • By: Alessandra Torre
  • Narrated by: Tor Thom, Charley Ongel
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 76

You might be asking yourself why I’m waving an inflatable penis in the air and screaming at the top of my lungs. If I took time to explain, Declan Moss would get hit by a bus. Let me back up. I didn’t ask for this. I was perfectly happy - and perfectly sane - before I stumbled into the role of Declan’s guardian angel. It was a thankless job until the moment that my panties dropped and his delicious smirk found his way in between my thighs. Hello, toe-curling ecstasy. Good-bye, professional boundaries. And suddenly, there’s a new danger to avoid: the falling of my heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny and Sweet!

  • By Jocelyne on 12-08-18

5 delightful stars!

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

Reviewed: 12-13-18

This is my first book by this author and it was more than I could have hoped for! What a fun, flirty, whimsical listen. It had all the feels. It was quirky, unique and had some straight up laugh out loud moments. Add in the fabulous narration of Tor Thom and Charley Ongel and you are in for a treat. 5 delightful stars!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Silk and Shadows

  • The Virgin Diaries, Book 3
  • By: Lauren Landish
  • Narrated by: Melissa Moran, Tor Thom
  • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

My mouth has been known to get me into trouble, and now is a perfect example. I've been asked to tutor the star of the football team, Zach Knight. To top it off, no one can know, and I have to pretend to be his girlfriend as a cover story. And he’s insufferable, thinking with this other head. But the more I sass him, the more he wants me. The more I say no, a word the Big Man on Campus rarely hears, the more he chases me. But his alpha attitude is doing crazy things to me.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hot for Tutor

  • By BelleReader on 11-26-18

Quick and sexy listen with strong narration

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

Reviewed: 12-03-18

Really, what more is there to say? Both narrators did a great job bringing this story to life. Worth a listen! Fun and sexy.

  • Scandalous

  • By: L. J. Shen
  • Narrated by: Savannah Peachwood, Christian Rummel
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,202
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,134
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,137

They call him The Mute for a reason. Hard, cold, and calculated, he rarely speaks. When he does, it's with disdain. When he does, his words aren't meant for me. When he does, my stomach flips and my world tilts on its axis. He is 33. I am 18. He's a single dad and my father's business partner. I'm just a kid to him and his enemy's daughter. He's emotionally unavailable. And I am...feeling. Feeling things I shouldn't feel for him. Trent Rexroth is going to break my heart. The writing isn't just on the wall, it's inked on my soul.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite one yet!

  • By Jaime G on 11-03-17

Another fantastic book in this series

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

Reviewed: 11-27-18

WOW. Just WOW! Another read by LJ Shen that had me hooked from page one. I was late to the party on this series, but I am so glad I finally gave it a go!! Narration was perfection

  • The Fine Line Between Love and Hate

  • By: Ashley Erin
  • Narrated by: Heather Firth
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

She's not a quiet librarian. My landlord is infuriating. He's uptight and rigid, right down to those dress shirts that do nothing to hide the muscle underneath. Sure, I never read the tenant's agreement. I have now. In fact, I've memorized it and I'm going to use it to my advantage while staying within the bounds of my contract. Is it my fault that those little decorative touches drive Charlie nuts? And who can resist purchasing a few vulgar gnomes to enhance the landscape?  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Adorably laugh-out-loud funny!

  • By Sara on 11-23-18

Fun, sexy rom-com!

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

Reviewed: 11-23-18

This was my first by Ashley Erin and it was so fun! This is a sexy, funny, opposites attract listen with fantastic narration! Heather Firth does an amazing job!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful