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  • Truth or Beard

  • Winston Brothers, Book 1
  • By: Penny Reid
  • Narrated by: Joy Nash, Chris Brinkley
  • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 742
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 697
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 697

After a case of mistaken identity, Jessica finds herself in a massive confusion kerfuffle. She has spent her whole life paralyzed by the fantasy of Beau and her assumptions of Duane's disdain; therefore she's unprepared for the reality that is Duane's insatiable interest, as well as his hot hands and hot mouth and hotter looks. Not helping Jessica's muddled mind and good girl sensibilities, Duane seems to have gotten himself in trouble with the local biker gang, the Iron Order.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A LOVE STORY THAT WAS SIMPLY A JOY TO LISTEN TO

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 11-27-15

Terrible Terrible Terrible.

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

Reviewed: 07-31-18

There is absolutely no logical explanation for them to just start hooking up at all let alone where they are when they do especially after the super detailed lead up history (or more like limited history) of their interaction growing up. I'm annoyed that i wasted a credit on this because i dont think i can even keep going to see if it gets any better. It just feels so amateur when the plot had so much promise and the intro was quite well written building a backstory but it just got sooooo bad sooooo quickly. Disappointing.

  • Bully

  • By: Sky Corgan
  • Narrated by: Ainslie Caswell
  • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 50

Just the sight of Dustin Nikoli spiked fear in my heart. The memories of the things that he had put me through in high school made me want to run in the other direction. I was the dirt on the bottom of his shoes, my only purpose someone for him to torment. No one else saw it. To his peers, he was a man's man. To all of the girls unaffected by his cruelty, a lust object. He was the hottest *sshole you could ever meet. Pretty face. Amazing body. Ugly on the inside.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not necessarily a bully but............

  • By NB on 08-08-18

Not a bad read. Didnt quite reach its potential

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

Reviewed: 07-30-18

i didnt mind this book. it could have had a bit more depth it was a good story but i feel like it was a bit rushed especially towards the end. i love a good slow burn romance which this started out as but then it just kind of ended all wrapped up in a neat little parcel which ruined it and turned it into just an average holiday read for me not anything really special because it didnt reach the potential it had promised initially.

  • Tyed

  • By: L. J. Shen
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Snow
  • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 367
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 344
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 345

Meet Blaire. An underachieving college student with zero prospects and a ton of issues (hey, being the less-successful twin of a gorgeous supermodel would totally do that to you). She doesn't do bad boys. Actually, she doesn't do boys, like, at all. Not that she's a lesbian. And not that there's anything wrong with being one. It's just that...well...she kind of needs to focus on graduating from college right now.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Adored

  • By Misty on 03-18-17

ok read. plot got a bit weird.

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

Reviewed: 07-29-18

not a terrible read in general but the plot got a bit weird and some things didnt really make sense. there wasnt any supporting background info to the weird parts to back them up so they would work well in the story as a whole and it just didnt fit a all. Disliked the male narration soooo much it didnt suit the character but the girl part was fine and flowed well. chemistry was definitely there between the two characters which is always a plus and makes it easier to read but i wouldnt recommend to pay full price or wasting a credit on it only get it if on sale.

  • From Lukov with Love

  • By: Mariana Zapata
  • Narrated by: Callie Dalton, Teddy Hamilton
  • Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 964
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 903
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 898

If someone were to ask Jasmine Santos to describe the last few years of her life with a single word, it would definitely be a four-letter one. After 17 years - and countless broken bones and broken promises - she knows her window to compete in figure skating is coming to a close. But when the offer of a lifetime comes in from an arrogant idiot she's spent the last decade dreaming about pushing in the way of a moving bus, Jasmine might have to reconsider everything. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • New Favorite MZ Slow Burn

  • By Brittany M on 05-13-18

Mariana Zapata never fails to produce quality work

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

Reviewed: 06-06-18

Another brilliantly written story by mariana zapata. she never fails to capture your attention and glow the embers of a slow burn romance at its best. It wasnt her best work but nevertheless it was good. the only thing I can really pick at is how it all came together at the end. i feel like there could have been more conflict and less of a tidy resolution. i thought more would have happened with the mail/messages for instance which would have added that extra element of conflict to the story where it was kind of built up and nothing came of it. the two narrators worled well together with the story. usually i prefer single narration but it worked in this case.

  • Something in the Way

  • Something in the Way Series, Volume 1
  • By: Jessica Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Zachary Webber
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 527
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 495
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 493

It was a hot summer day when I met him on the construction site next to my parents' house. Under the sweat and dirt, Manning Sutter was as handsome as the sun was bright. He was older, darker, experienced. I wore a smiley-face t-shirt and had never even been kissed. I was too young, he said. I would wait. But I'd learn that no matter what you achieve in life, it means nothing if you suffer the heartbreak that comes with falling for someone you can never have. Because even though I saw Manning first, that didn't matter. My older sister saw him next.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Slow Burn Romance at its Finest!

  • By bookbruin on 11-18-17

unsure how to feel about this.

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

Reviewed: 06-04-18

good writing but im not really sure how to feel about this story. its a bit too weird. the age gap is too big between them it wouldnt matter so much if she was 20+ but shes barely 16 and its just weird... the split narration was done really well. i usually get annoyed when it has separate narrators for different characters but it worled in this case.

  • Dear Aaron

  • By: Mariana Zapata
  • Narrated by: Callie Dalton, Teddy Hamilton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,161
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,090
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,085

Some days, all you need is a message from a stranger. Ruby Santos knew exactly what she was getting herself into when she signed up to write a soldier overseas. The guidelines were simple: one letter or email a week for the length of his or her deployment. Care packages were optional. Been there, done that. She thought she knew what to expect. What she didn't count on was falling in love with the guy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Two thumbs up 👍👍

  • By Anne-Marie Mogensen on 11-21-17

Mariana Zapata never disappoints

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

Reviewed: 12-11-17

Im such a fan of all of Mariana Zapatas work. She builds a slow burn story in such brilliant detail like no other I have found. I was suprised to see so many bad reviews when I first saw the book had been released which didnput me off slightly from purchasing but at the same time Ive never read anything bad from her so I figured even a lower rated story of hers would be a decent read. When I actually started (note I had the audible version) I was captivated by the back and forth letters and building of their relationship. There was so much unsaid that you could read between the lines in each response it worked brilliantly to build the characters and see their chemistry. it's not letters forever though it does change to normal first person pov eventually like her other stories. I just loved it. The only thing i could fault at all is the very end because it kind of wasnt enough for me and I could see how it could have been expanded to make it better but still I cant complain. the story as a whole was high calibre and I definitely wasnt disappointed with spending a credit on this book.

  • Home Tears

  • By: Tijan
  • Narrated by: Sarah Mollo-Christensen
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95

Dan's survived a lot. Her mother died. Her two sisters loathed her. One aunt hated her. The other was strangely distant, but the worst storm was being dumped by her childhood best friend/high school boyfriend/first love for her younger sister. There went the one person who was hers and with that, the main reason she stuck around. So, she left for 10 years. But now she's back, and nothing's the same.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing!!!!

  • By shannon on 04-27-17

not up there with tijans others

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

Reviewed: 10-22-17

Tijan has a way with words and again this story is technically well written... but it just had nothing on the other stories. A totally different genre really but it just didnt work for me. the ending the whole plot really... a whole lot of twists and turns but just didnt really get me in the "feels" sorry. id recommend if on special but wouldnt pay full price.

  • Royally Screwed

  • By: Emma Chase
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Shane East
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,193
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,957
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,948

Nicholas Arthur Frederick Edward Pembrook, Crowned Prince of Wessco, aka His Royal Hotness, is wickedly charming, devastatingly handsome, and unabashedly arrogant - hard not to be when people are constantly bowing down to you. Then, one snowy night in Manhattan, the prince meets a dark-haired beauty who doesn't bow down. Instead she throws a pie in his face.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A TRUE ADULT FAIRYTALE

  • By Vicki on 10-24-16

TERRIBLE Male POV narration. Good Female. Ok story

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

Reviewed: 10-22-17

still trying to work out if this was just a bad story or if my opinion is being swayed by the terrible TERRIBLE narration by shane east. I have a feeling if Andi Arndt had done the whole thing herself it would have been a lot more enjoyable.. just when i would start getting into it while she was speaking it would change POV to the prince and all emotion and anything good about the story went back down the drain. It was actually work to get through his sections. To be honest I only perservered because I had literally read everything else in my library.

  • Trust

  • By: Kylie Scott
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 528
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 504
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 501

Being young is all about the experiences: the first time you skip school, the first time you fall in love...the first time someone holds a gun to your head. After being held hostage during a robbery at the local convenience store, 17-year-old Edie finds her attitude about life shattered. Unwilling to put up with the snobbery and bullying at her private school, she enrolls at the local public high school, crossing paths with John. The boy who risked his life to save hers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • YA Romance BRILLANCE!!

  • By Michelle E on 07-30-17

not one bad thing to say. A+++

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

Reviewed: 09-27-17

I cant find any fault with this book at all which is unusual. It was brilliantly written. The characters were believable in every way and the chemistry was a slow burn to fire. Personally I wouldn't recommend y/a readers under 18 due to some of the content but it was such a heart wrenching story I Wish it hadnt ended so I could keep reading it.

  • Wrong Number, Right Guy

  • The Bourbon Street Boys, Book 1
  • By: Elle Casey
  • Narrated by: Emily Foster
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,433
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,268
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,264

When a mysterious text message summons May Wexler to a biker bar in downtown New Orleans, she knows something is very wrong. Her sister has sent out an SOS, but when May gets there, she's nowhere to be found and May is the one in trouble - she's wearing pink espadrilles, she's got a Chihuahua in her purse, and she's in the middle of a shootout.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny, light and distracting

  • By Paula on 12-03-15

Totally un realistic. Just got worse & worse.

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

Reviewed: 09-26-17

ohhhhh god this story just got worse and worse as it went on. It started off ok but just went downhill. The whole thing was just not believable at all and the "chemistry" between the two main characters was non existant the whole relationship just made no sense.