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  • The Hating Game

  • A Novel
  • By: Sally Thorne
  • Narrated by: Katie Schorr
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,451
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,204
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,202

Lucy Hutton has always been certain that the nice girl can get the corner office. She's charming and accommodating and prides herself on being loved by everyone at Bexley & Gamin. Everyone except for coldly efficient, impeccably attired, physically intimidating Joshua Templeman. And the feeling is mutual.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Slow Burn!

  • By Cyndi on 04-07-17

Didn't grab me at first, but then...

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

Reviewed: 02-28-18

This book seemed light and interesting to start, but not at all compelling. But, I listened on, and suddenly, it took an unexpected turn. Then I was in; it kept my attention until the end. One of my frustrations with books of this type is the inevitable frustrations the characters "must go through" to commit to one another. This was a little different, and as I said before, unexpected. I totally recommend this book for its entertainment value. I became attached to the two main characters, who are so different but yet so alike. I hope to see more from this author. Also loved the narrator! I am not a fan of British readers, so this was a refreshing change (Audible seems to have a plethora of British narrators). I really wanted this book to continue!

  • The Wife Between Us

  • By: Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,347
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19,315

When you listen to this audiobook, you will make many assumptions. You will assume you are listening to a story about a jealous ex-wife. You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement - a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love. You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle. Assume nothing. Twisted and deliciously chilling, The Wife Between Us exposes the secret complexities of an enviable marriage - and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • NOT that confusing! Gone Girl + Last Mrs. Parrish

  • By Jenn on 01-11-18

Best book ever!

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

Reviewed: 02-08-18

This is an amazing story...just when I thought I knew which direction it would take, it totally surprised me. I would read another book by these two authors in a heartbeats. I am a fan!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Stolen Marriage

  • A Novel
  • By: Diane Chamberlain
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
  • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,670
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,496
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,489

In 1944, 23-year-old Tess DeMello abruptly ends her engagement to the love of her life when she marries a mysterious stranger and moves to Hickory, North Carolina, a small town struggling with racial tension and the hardships imposed by World War II. Tess' new husband, Henry Kraft, is a secretive man who often stays out all night, hides money from his new wife, and shows no interest in making love. Tess quickly realizes she's trapped in a strange and loveless marriage with no way out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is the best book I have ever listened to!!!

  • By Sandi Johnson on 11-26-17

Started slowly, but then, Wow!

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

Reviewed: 12-23-17

I rarely write reviews, but this book really engrossed me. The narrator was absolutely terrific, but it wasn't until I was truly engaged in the book that I realized that she had the right spirit and tone for this book. At first, I did not think the book was interesting enough to grab my attention long term - but then, it changed, and I was hooked. I became attached to the various characters in the story and could not see how this would all work out in the end. There are a few surprises, but they appear subtly and only increased my engagement rather than distracting me from the flow of the book.This was my first Diane Chamberlain book, and I am delighted to have a new author to add to my collection of "go to" writers when I want a good book. This one was an unexpected find, and I am pleased that I took a chance and added it to my library.

  • Fashionably Dead

  • By: Robyn Peterman
  • Narrated by: Jessica Almasy
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,977
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,825
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,821

Vampyres don't exist. They absolutely do not exist. At least I didn't think they did 'til I tried to quit smoking and ended up Undead. Who in the hell did I screw over in a former life that my getting healthy equates with dead? Now I'm a Vampyre. Yes, we exist whether we want to or not. However, I have to admit, the perks aren't bad. My girls no longer jiggle, my ass is higher than a kite, and the latest Prada keeps finding its way to my wardrobe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ridiculously Funny!

  • By Cheri on 02-16-16

Horrendous Narrator, Horrible Storyline

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

Reviewed: 12-02-17

This was clearly a copy of a similar series by another author, but this was laden with so much absurdity that I could not finish it. The narrator should get a gold star for overacting to a level of annoyance I could not handle. There is nothing about this book that I liked, but it was surely a waste of a credit. I guess it was supposed to be humorous (??) but I did not laugh once (although I could not listen for very long). Lots of gratuitous profanity.

  • Into the Light

  • By: Aleatha Romig
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins, Erin deWard, Noah Michael Levine
  • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,564
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,428
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,430

Sara Adams awakes blind, unable to remember the most basic details of her life, but her darkness seems a blessing when she discovers the terrors of The Light. Stella Montgomery investigates the news from the mean streets of Detroit, where she's noticed a disturbing trend: Young women are vanishing. When her best friend disappears, Stella digs for answers - despite warnings from her police detective boyfriend - following a twisted trail that leads her through the city's most dangerous and forsaken precincts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very thought provoking... And disturbing...

  • By shelley on 09-30-16

This book ends in the middle!

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

Reviewed: 01-25-17

Honestly. I find it very irritating when a book is not complete at the end. I am not talking about sequels - I'm okay with that. But to get through a book, expecting a conclusion only to have none, is simply a manner in which one is compelled to buy the next book to see how it ends, if it actually does. I would prefer to NOT but the next book because the female narration is one of the worst. I don't know if the narrator feels that to over-emote and take a breath in the most peculiar places (where a pause is not appropriate) conveys something special? But, when I am forced to listen to the way a book is read rather than to the content, clearly the problem is narration. I do want to know how this story ends, so I guess I will have to suffer through the chick's reading for a bit more. At least I will avoid any books where she is the reader in the future.

  • The Butterfly Garden

  • By: Dot Hutchison
  • Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo, Mel Foster
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,742
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,722
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,726

Near an isolated mansion lies a beautiful garden. In this garden grow luscious flowers, shady trees...and a collection of precious "butterflies" - young women who have been kidnapped and intricately tattooed to resemble their namesakes. Overseeing it all is the Gardener, a brutal, twisted man obsessed with capturing and preserving his lovely specimens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't let the negative reviews fool you...

  • By Angela Lee on 03-24-17

Lose the male narrator!

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

Reviewed: 01-15-17

This book could have been 100% better had it not been for the horrendous male narrator. He spoke word-by-word at a turtle's pace, as though he were speaking to someone who did not understand English. The female narrator was very good - but my low star performance rating is based on the male. I couldn't adjust the speed on this book because it would have impacted negatively on the female narrator's performance. Overall, I enjoyed this story, but I do wish the narration problem didn't exist. A narrator can make or break a book as we all know.

  • Dare Me

  • A Dare Me Novel
  • By: Rebecca Shea
  • Narrated by: Kas Vadim, Savannah Peachwood
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159

Five coworkers. Four drinks. Three glances. Two fleeting smiles. One dare. A dare that will change my life. That's all it takes to send me plummeting into the arms of the mysterious Holt Hamilton. Behind his crystal blue eyes is a secret, one that screams danger but calls to me anyway. My name is Saige Phillips. I never walk away from a dare.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Always take the Dare!

  • By Dawn on 06-30-16

Horrendous female narrator!

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

Reviewed: 06-21-16

A poor narrator can destroy a book, proven once again in Dare Me. The female narrator reads word-by-word and elongates words - what is that about? I truly am struggling with finishing this book because of they way she reads. She reminds me of a child just learning to read (as they read each word separately, and then pause before reading the next word). It was pure torture. It killed my interest.

3 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Raze

  • Scarred Souls Series #1
  • By: Tillie Cole
  • Narrated by: Amelie Griffin, Guy Locke
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 607
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 576
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 577

Kisa Volkova is the only daughter of Kirill "the Silencer" Volkov, head of the infamous Red bosses of New York's Russian Bratva. Her life is protected, but it's also a virtual prison. Her father's savage treatment of his rivals and his lucrative and coveted underground gambling ring - the Dungeon - ensure that too many enemies lurk at their door. She dreams to be set free.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • listened to the whole book in one full night

  • By NoTvLoveToRead on 03-16-17

Stop the Overuse of Adjectives!!

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

Reviewed: 11-12-15

OMG - I hate to be so negative, but this book is truly a travesty from the writing to the narration. Apparently, it is supposed to be a bodice ripper? The adjective use was actually sort of humorous because it was so overdone. The male narrator read word-by-word like a child that has just learned to read. His enunciation was so exact that each word was drawn out so that it distracted from the content he was actually reading. And can we talk about overuse of drama in his narration? Yikes! The book really had a simple plot which was easily determined, but the abuse of all the verbiage was crazy. Didn't this book have an editor? It really sounded like it was written by a teenager. I would not have given it one star, but that was the lowest option. Don't waste your credits on this one - it is soooo bad. I could not buck up enough to finish - it was just too predictable and insulting to one's intelligence. It was all about the gratuitous use of sex scenes and violence. Very poorly done overall.

3 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Ride Steady

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Kate Russell
  • Length: 17 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,267
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,171
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,170

Once upon a time, Carissa Teodoro believed in happy endings. Money, marriage, motherhood: everything came easy - until she woke up to the ugly truth about her Prince Charming. Now a struggling, single mom and stranded by a flat tire, Carissa's pondering her mistakes when a vaguely familiar knight rides to her rescue on a ton of horsepower.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • EVERYTHING I WAS HOPING FOR & MUCH MUCH MORE

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 07-05-15

Narrator kind of ruined it for me

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

Reviewed: 09-06-15

The story was good, but the narrator seemed to assign "old grumpy men" voices to some of the Chaos members that just didn't work. She gave a southern twang to Joker, which also sounded ridiculous. I think this narrator is fine with women's voices, but she should not attempt men's voices. Awful!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • If You Only Knew

  • By: Kristan Higgins
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands, Amy Rubinate
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,589
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,474
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,463

Wedding-dress designer Jenny Tate understands the happily ever after business, yet somehow she's still involved in her ex-husband's life. In fact Owen's new wife may - inexplicably - be Jenny's new best friend. Sensing this, well, relationship isn't helping her move on, Jenny trades the Manhattan skyline for her hometown up the Hudson, where she'll be able to bask in her sister Rachel's picture-perfect family life...and hopefully make one of her own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story and amazing performance!

  • By Rannie on 07-27-16

Best Book Yet

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

Reviewed: 09-02-15

I loved this book. I believe it was my favorite Kristan Higgins book, and I hated to see it end.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful