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  • Wooing the Farmer

  • An Axedale Village Romance
  • By: Jenny Frame
  • Narrated by: Nicola Victoria Vincent
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114

Penelope Huntingdon-Stewart, highly successful clean-eating food vlogger and owner of the website Penny’s Kitchen, is looking for a new direction for her brand...Farmer Sam McQuade is immediately attracted to Penelope, but the ultra femme and high maintenance city girl seems way out of her league.  Can love alone bring a complex city girl and a simple rural farmer together?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Author Out Of New Ideas

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-29-19

What a great romance

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

Reviewed: 07-19-19

This is an adorable and perfect addition to the Axedale romance series. I highly recommend you get them all and then book out some serious time to just bask in the happiness that they will bring you.

If you love a sweet romance with a meant to be together theme then this is for you. Opposites attract, farmer and city girl find love in a small town.

Hear that? It’s the sound of my happy sigh

  • Into the Drowning Deep

  • By: Mira Grant
  • Narrated by: Christine Lakin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,013
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 953
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 948

Seven years ago the Atargatis set off on a voyage to the Mariana Trench to film a mockumentary bringing to life ancient sea creatures of legend. It was lost at sea with all hands. Some have called it a hoax; others have called it a tragedy. Now a new crew has been assembled. But this time they're not out to entertain. Some seek to validate their life's work. Some seek the greatest hunt of all. Some seek the truth. But for the ambitious young scientist Victoria Stewart, this is a voyage to uncover the fate of the sister she lost.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Excellent book by Mira Grant

  • By SharonNM on 04-13-18

What a cool story

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

Reviewed: 06-25-19

This is a fantastic story with a vast cast of characters and a really cute wlw couple.

The narration was superb, the story was captivating and I highly recommend it

  • Princess of Dorsa

  • The Chronicles of Dorsa, Book 1
  • By: Eliza Andrews
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Saydah
  • Length: 15 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 336
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 319
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 318

Princess Natasia is the eldest child of the Emperor Andreth, ruler of the Four Realms. If she was a boy, she’d be the unquestioned heir to the throne. But as a girl, her main duty in life is to marry someone her father can shape into his successor. Everything changes when an unknown, would-be assassin nearly takes Tasia’s life. Someone wants to destabilize the Empire - but who? Unsure of whom he can trust, the Emperor realizes that his daughter might be his best option for an heir. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can’t wait for the next one!

  • By jordan on 01-24-19

Epic Fantasy Worth A Listen

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

Reviewed: 06-13-19

This is a brilliantly written, excellently plotted and fantastic book.

I absolutely adored the narration and the story and cannot wait for book 2.

  • Goldenseal

  • Garoul Series, Book 1
  • By: Gill McKnight
  • Narrated by: Melissa Sternenberg
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

When Amy Fortune returns to her childhood home, she discovers something sinister in the air - but is former lover Leone Garoul stalking her or protecting her? Amy Fortune and Leone Garoul were teenage lovers. Now, years later, Amy returns to Little Dip, the Garoul home valley, to help her aunt finish a botanical project. Except Little Dip is no longer the happy place of Amy’s childhood memories. There’s something sinister in the woods.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yes!

  • By Stephanie Culpepper on 04-16-19

Perfect

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

Reviewed: 06-05-19

I loved this book when I read it and yet I managed to love it even more in audiobook.

If you love quirky, feisty characters, supernatural creatures and a compelling story with a mystery to be unravelled then this is a must-listen.

Sternenberg did a flawless narration of an already fantastic book.

  • The House

  • By: Eden Darry
  • Narrated by: Kira Omans
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Sadie, Fin, and their two children were a perfectly ordinary family. Even if Fin felt taken for granted sometimes. Even if their introverted son, Liam, had terrible nightmares and knew things he shouldn’t. But everything changes the night Sadie is viciously assaulted by former client Lance Sherry. Sherry knows where they live, and when the police fail to catch him, Sadie and Fin are forced to run. They think they’ve found the perfect place to start over.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent horror

  • By Sheena at The Lesbian Review on 05-31-19

Excellent horror

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

Reviewed: 05-31-19

I loved this audiobook. The story kept me riveted even with the slightly odd narration.

The narrator sounds a little like an Australian trying for a British accent and the character voices are not consistent throughout. But the writing and the story is so good that I didn’t even mind the odd narration so much.

If you loved House On Haunted Hill or The Shining then this is a must-listen.

I am for sure going to see what else Darry has done because I am now a huge fan.

My suggestion is to listen to a sample and if you can live with that narration then absolutely get the audiobook. Otherwise buy the book because you don’t want to miss this one

  • Take My Hand

  • A Pine Cone Romance, Book 1
  • By: Missouri Vaun
  • Narrated by: AJ Ferraro
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 43

Artist Clay Cahill retreats to her hometown of Pine Cone, Georgia, when she’s betrayed by a woman she thought cared, and the pressure of the New York City art world becomes too much. Setting paints aside, she takes a job at her grandfather’s garage, seeking the restorative comfort of small town life where women are sweet and life flows as slow as molasses. Manhattan art gallery owner River Hemsworth is informed her aunt has bequeathed her a local gallery in Pine Cone. En route to review inventory and unload the property, River wrecks her car, and Clay comes to her rescue.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet angsty small town romance

  • By Sheena at The Lesbian Review on 05-23-19

Sweet angsty small town romance

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

Reviewed: 05-23-19

Missouri Vaun created some fantastic characters, memorable moments and enough angst to make lovers of a good dramatic romance happy readers.

AJ Ferraro wasn’t a good match for the book. The narration wasn’t bad, I just felt like the accents and actual voices didn’t match the.

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  • Royal Court

  • By: Jenny Frame
  • Narrated by: Nicola Victoria Vincent
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117

Captain Quincy is a steady and reliable Royal Marines officer, decorated for gallantry after a mission that nearly killed her and the men under her command. At a crossroads in her career, Quincy reluctantly accepts when her old comrade, Queen Georgina, asks her to join the Royal Protection Command as the Queen Consort’s new protection officer. Holly Weaver, Royal Dresser and self-confessed man-eater, starts to question her sexuality when she has a girl-crush on famous actor, Story St. John, and then polo player and friend of George’s, Captain Quincy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely adorable addition to the series

  • By Sheena at The Lesbian Review on 05-17-19

Absolutely adorable addition to the series

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

Reviewed: 05-17-19

This entire series is like a modern fairytale. The main characters are butch/femme pairings and love conquers all.

It’s sweet and delightful. These stories are the perfect cure to all the rubbish that goes on in the world.

My only very small down side to the audiobook was the rather awkward American accents. Having said that I do love this narrator overall.

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  • Moonlight Avenue

  • By: Gerri Hill
  • Narrated by: Cassandra York
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179

Finley Knight, ex-cop turned private investigator, lives a lonely, solitary life. She uses her downtime to reflect on the past and wonders what could have been. Detective Dee Woodard transferred to Corpus Christi nine years ago to put distance between herself and her ex...an ex she was still in love with. A murder investigation leads her to Moonlight Avenue and Finley Knight. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another nice mystery

  • By Heather Dodge on 03-24-19

Absolutely charming

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

Reviewed: 04-10-19

This was a fantastic romance wrapped in a mystery.

I loved every word and highly recommend this one

  • Breaking the Ice

  • By: Kim Baldwin
  • Narrated by: Kim Baldwin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152

Nothing is easy about life above the Arctic Circle. Except, perhaps, falling in love. Bryson Faulkner embraces the challenges that come with making a home in one of the most beautiful but unforgiving places on earth: the isolation of the endless wilderness, the harsh and unpredictable climate, and the predators that lurk about her remote cabin. And even the most perilous dangers of all-those that await her when she takes to the skies as one of Alaska's most daring bush pilots.

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

  • By Cyndi Marie on 06-14-19

Stunning romance

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

Reviewed: 02-23-19

I adore this audiobook. The romance had a gorgeous story. The two main characters were well written and beautifully depicted. And the narration was perfect. Baldwin did an awesome job in all regards

  • Sharpshooter

  • By: Leslie Murray
  • Narrated by: Leslie McDonel
  • Length: 15 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 91

A mission gone horribly wrong. A vicious killer who will stop at nothing. Two women on the run for their very lives. After 9/11, an experimental branch of the US government has been tasked with the mission of proactively putting a stop to terrorism. They have sent a team to eliminate a financier responsible for funding the worst of these organizations. Everything is going according to plan. Until it's not. The team is ambushed, and when the mission is looking its darkest, it goes from bad to worse. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sexless

  • By vondee on 06-22-18

Stunning story and narration

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

Reviewed: 01-15-19

I originally this book and absolutely adored it. Listening to the audiobook was just as fun.

This is a huge book and a long audiobook and yet I was never bored. It kept my rapt attention from beginning to end.

On the down side there were two spots where lines were repeated, a case of editing gone wrong, sadly. But if you can live with that then this is an epic story with a gorgeous romance and kick ass action.

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