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  • 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 21,311
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,535
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19,506

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

Had me very intrigued...

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

Reviewed: 05-27-18

Holy cow! What a twist! Even though I just KNEW something was up with this "person" all along, I was still on the edge of my seat waiting for the truth. Great book!

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Mordacious

  • The City Series, Book 1
  • By: Sarah Lyons Fleming
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels, Therese Plummer
  • Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,493
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,405
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,400

Sylvie Rossi has the loner thing down pat, with the exception of her best friend, Grace. But when the two are trapped in a hospital during the last gasp of a dying city, alone time is no longer an option. A nurse's offer of sanctuary promises Sylvie the supplies she needs to survive the zombies - it's the coexisting with people that might do her in. Eric Forrest will do whatever it takes to get into the dead city for his sister, including ending up dead himself. He's used to taking risks, but with every mile he travels death looks likelier.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Feel Good Zombie Apocalypse

  • By LD on 09-25-16

I'm so disappointed..I actually want to cry

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

Reviewed: 05-02-18

I absolutely loved "Until the end of the World" series and I listened to all three books in two days! Julia Wheelan did such an amazing job narrating... then this tragidy happened.

First, who the heck enjoys listening to this dual audio male/female arration? It is a horrible way to record an audiobook and completely throws any book down the toilet for me.

Second, Therese Plummer is NO Julia Whelan. Like her narrating wasnt bad enough, then they throw in the male voice during her narrating? complete garbage. I tried getting past it but her voice was like nails to a chalkboard for me. No. Luke Daniels is NOT my favorite narrator but I would have pushed through if they hadn't ALSO added Therese's voice in his part.

I didn't make it far, ten chapters and I felt like crying.. I really really really wanted to continue these series.

So disappointing.

  • A Gift of Time

  • Nine Minutes Series, Book 3
  • By: Beth Flynn
  • Narrated by: Monique Makena
  • Length: 15 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178

Three months have passed since Jason "Grizz" Talbot was put to death by lethal injection for crimes he committed. His former wife, Ginny, whom he had abducted from a convenience store when she was a teenager and became the love obsession of his life, has spent more than the last decade trying to carve out a life of normalcy in the bustling suburbs of Fort Lauderdale-including a thriving and happy marriage to Tommy "Grunt" Dillon, a former member of Grizz's gang.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 5 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 11-24-17

What in the ever loving...

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

Reviewed: 01-04-18

What disappointed you about A Gift of Time?

What happened to this great trilogy? This book took the biggest nosedive into plain ol' filler text. It had soo much crap that I didn't care about.. So disappointing.

Has A Gift of Time turned you off from other books in this genre?

No

Would you be willing to try another one of Monique Makena’s performances?

Performance was good.. just like the other two books.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from A Gift of Time?

Re-Write

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fire in You

  • By: Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119

Jillian Lima's whole world was destroyed in a span of a few hours. The same night her childhood love, Brock "the Beast" Mitchell, broke her heart, her life was irrevocably altered by the hand of a stranger with a gun. It takes six years to slowly glue together the shattered pieces of her life, but Jillian is finally ready to stop existing in a past full of pain and regret. She takes a job at her father's martial arts Academy and she's going out on her first date since a failed relationship that was more yuck than yum. Jillian is determined to start living.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Couldnt listen to this narrator..arghhh

  • By Meraline on 02-16-17

Couldnt listen to this narrator..arghhh

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

Reviewed: 02-16-17

What disappointed you about Fire in You?

Narrator was horrible.

What could Jennifer L. Armentrout have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

I'm sure the story is as good as the others in series but they killed it with the narrator, they should have stuck with Sophie.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Erin Bennett?

Sophie Eastlake

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Sexy

  • By: JA Huss
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Elena Wolfe
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 608
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 567
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 565

Imagine the man of your dreams. The blue eyes. The unruly blonde hair. The perfect abs. How strong his muscular thighs feel as you dig your fingernails into the denim of his jeans. Now imagine looking up to meet his gaze as he guides you towards his belt. Offers you a new life, a new destiny, a whole new world as he teaches you how to make him moan. Coaches you in the art of being sexy. Would you say no? Could you say no?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sexy was more than Sexy!!!

  • By The Audio Flow on 02-15-17

Sebastian needs a new agent!!

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

Reviewed: 02-16-17

Would you try another book from JA Huss and/or Sebastian York and Elena Wolfe ?

I love these narrators but this story.... oh no. I love Sebastian York but hearing his describe his jutting hips? and sexy moves himself... I couldn't get past chapter two.

Would you ever listen to anything by JA Huss again?

Probably not.

What three words best describe Sebastian York and Elena Wolfe ’s performance?

Two of my favorite narrators.. Bad storyline

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment.

10 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Riveted

  • A Saints of Denver Novel
  • By: Jay Crownover
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Wyles, Sean Bassett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222

Everyone else in Dixie Carmichael's life has made falling in love look easy, and now she is ready for her own chance at some of that happily ever after. Which means she's done pining for the moody, silent former soldier who works with her at the bar that's become her home away from home. Nope. No more chasing the hot as heck thundercloud of a man, and no more waiting for Mr. Right to find her; she's going hunting for him, even if she knows her heart is stuck on its stupid infatuation with Dash Churchill.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Was Riveted!

  • By Ndulgent Bloggrs on 02-17-17

Arghhhh.. these narrators

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

Reviewed: 02-16-17

What could Jay Crownover have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

I don't know.. This book was heading in the same internal monologue as the first in the series. So disappointing.

What didn’t you like about Stephanie Wyles and Sean Bassett ’s performance?

I just can't listen to them.. arghh..

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Riveted?

I didn't finish it.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Off Sides

  • By: Sawyer Bennett
  • Narrated by: Charlotte North, Matthew Holland
  • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 501
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 463
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 464

Ryan Burnham is the privileged son of a US congressman and captain of his university's hockey team. While he is on the verge of fulfilling his dreams to play in the NHL, his parents want him on a different course. One he is expected to accept for the sake of his family's public image. Forced to abandon her music career after the heartbreaking death of her parents, Danny Cross exists on the opposite side of the tracks from Ryan. She is struggling to make her own way, working two jobs, attending college part time, and volunteering in a homeless shelter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet, sexy story!

  • By Jonella A. Moore on 02-22-17

Argggg the Narrators

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

Reviewed: 01-05-17

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Better Narration.. I couldn't listen to more than five chapters. They were just bad.

Would you ever listen to anything by Sawyer Bennett again?

Yes, I love this author and I'm disappointed that I wont be listening to this series.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

They were BLAND and LACKluster.. monotone.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I think the book had lots of potential if given different narrators. Christian Fox and Kate Rudd, maybe?

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • 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 3,394
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,140
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,131

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

Great start to a new series!

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

Reviewed: 10-19-16

What did you love best about Royally Screwed?

I liked the storyline and how non-cheesy it was. Let's face it, Nick is NO Drew but i listened to this in one day, straight. I enjoyed it!

Who was your favorite character and why?

I liked everyone! Henry was especially hilarious! Cant wait for his book.

Which scene was your favorite?

Without spoilers I can just say it was the scene where Nick told her to go. Emotional.

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

See answer above. lol

4 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Out of Time

  • Nine Minutes Series #2
  • By: Beth Flynn
  • Narrated by: Monique Makena
  • Length: 16 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 315
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317

The leader of one of South Florida's most notorious and brutal motorcycle gangs has been put to death by lethal injection. Days later, his family and friends should be picking up the pieces, moving on. Instead they've been catapulted into a world so twisted and dangerous that even the most ruthless among them would be stunned to discover the tangled web of deception not only on the dangerous streets of South Florida but all the way to the top.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I KNEW IT...I KNEW IT...I KNEW IT!

  • By Vicki on 07-08-16

I need the 3rd NOW!!

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

Reviewed: 02-26-16

Would you consider the audio edition of Out of Time to be better than the print version?

I never read the print version so I don't know. What I do know is that this was excellent!!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Out of Time?

OMG I couldn't pick just one.. That ending though...smh. WOW.

Which character – as performed by Monique Makena – was your favorite?

She was excellent at every single one!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I didnt cry but was wide-eyed the entire time like omg omg omg omg

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • November 9

  • A Novel
  • By: Colleen Hoover
  • Narrated by: Zachary Webber, Angela Goethals
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,333
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,151
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,153

Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, the day before her scheduled cross-country move. Their untimely attraction leads them to spend Fallon's last day in LA together, and her eventful life becomes the creative inspiration Ben has always sought for his novel. Over time and amidst the various relationships and tribulations of their own separate lives, they continue to meet on the same date every year.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I hate you soo good, Colleen!

  • By Meraline on 11-11-15

I hate you soo good, Colleen!

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

Reviewed: 11-11-15

If you could sum up November 9 in three words, what would they be?

What just happened?!!!

What did you like best about this story?

Beside the fact that it had me at the edge of my seat from the very beginning? Wow! I literally found myself having to pause the book in the middle of chapters because I was SOO scared of the all the emotions bombarding me about these characters.

Which scene was your favorite?

I don't want to give any spoilers away so I will refrain from describing anything specific but you're in for some "feels" with this one. But if you're a Hoover fan, you know its inevitable.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I UGLY cried during Ben's book because God! how could everything have gone so bad?

18 of 18 people found this review helpful