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  • The North Pole Prize

  • A Christmas Romantic Comedy Short Story
  • By: Caroline Mickelson
  • Narrated by: Carly Robins
  • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

North Pole engineer Garrett McCree values his peace and quiet above all else, and his life runs according to a carefully crafted master plan. Until, that is, Santa Claus asks Garrett to play chaperone to the winner of the North Pole Prize essay contest. Out of loyalty to Santa, Garrett reluctantly agrees. After all, how much trouble can one woman possibly be?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Maranda on 12-19-18

Loved it

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-19-18

I enjoyed listening to the story of Garrett and Angelic. It was a great story. Wraps and Joy were some of my faves.

Angelic won a contest to the north pole. Garrett is in charge of showing her around. Wraps and Joy decide to help these two fall for each other by hanging mistletoe. Santa has hands in the little matchmaking himself.

Was good to sit and sip shot chocolate while listening.

  • Miss Kane's Christmas

  • A Christmas Romantic Comedy
  • By: Caroline Mickelson
  • Narrated by: Carly Robins
  • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 73

With Christmas only three days away, Carol Claus agrees to her father's request that she leave the North Pole on a mission to help save Christmas. Joining single father Ben Hanson and his children for the holidays seems an easy enough task until Santa informs her that Ben is the man behind the disturbing new book Beyond Bah Humbug: Why Lying to Your Children about Santa Claus Is a Bad Idea. Posing as Miss Kane, the children's new nanny, Carol pulls out all the stops to show Ben how fun Christmas can be, all the while struggling to understand how one man could hate the holidays so much.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • perfect

  • By Colette M. Cummings on 12-14-18

A fun read!

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

Reviewed: 11-29-18

OH MY GOODNESS. What a cute and funny holiday book. I listened while working. I needed some good holiday cheer. This book is so good.

Carol is sent down from the North Pole to make Ben and his kids believe in Christmas again. That is easier said than done with Ben. He is a grinch and a scrooge. Carol finds out he is writing a book to ruin Christmas for everyone. She isn't going to have it. She is the daughter of Santa Claus. Before its all over Ben and his kids are going to BELIEVE. She gets to work making sure his house is completely ready for Santa's arrival. He is protesting and complaining all along the way. I love it. :)

  • Red Club Temptation

  • By: Marie Tuhart
  • Narrated by: Austin Kincaid
  • Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

Red Club owner Jessie Michaels isn't looking for love, just someone competent to monitor her dungeon in Lobster Cove's only BDSM club. But a new dominant catches her eye and makes her tingle in all the right places. She's called away for business before she can catch his name, but not before that commanding voice tempts her for more. Caleb Drake has returned to Lobster Cove to find out what makes the Red Club so successful, only to discover the sexy redheaded sub he met the night before is actually his boss.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hot and Intoxicating read

  • By Maranda on 04-16-18

Hot and Intoxicating read

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

Reviewed: 04-16-18

I loved this book. A nice flowing book to follow along while working.

Jessie Michaels runs a BDSM club in Lobster Cove. Caleb Drake shows up one night while Jessie is doing a scene. He didn't realize what he came there for until he saw her. Will Jessie and Caleb spice things up in the club or just hit the sheets? Caleb is intoxicated with everything to do with Jessie. But when a secret is revealed will she still look at him the same or send the dom away?

  • A Scone to Die For

  • Oxford Tearoom Cozy Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: H.Y. Hanna
  • Narrated by: Pearl Hewitt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 894
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 811
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 802

When an American tourist is murdered with a scone in Gemma Rose's quaint English tearoom, she suddenly finds herself apron-deep in a mystery involving long-buried secrets from Oxford's past. Armed with her insider knowledge of the university and with the help of four nosy old ladies from her local Cotswolds village (not to mention a cheeky little tabby cat named Muesli), Gemma sets out to solve the mystery - all while dealing with her matchmaking mother and the return of her old college love, Devlin O'Connor, now a dashing CID detective.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ignore the cover and buy this cozy mystery

  • By Eddie Lynn on 10-01-16

Great read

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-28-17

I enjoyed the book very much. Musely the cat was my favorite. Reminded me of all my kitties. She was into everything. A man is murdered by a scone and gemma is on the case. With the help of the detective devlin. She hopes to find out why he was murdered in her tea room. Especially before she winds up dead herself.

  • Murder at Lowry House

  • Hazel Martin Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Leighann Dobbs
  • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
  • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 168
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 150
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 149

When mystery novelist Hazel Martin receives a secretive letter from an old friend who suspects her relatives have murderous intentions, she packs her bags and heads to the country. Tampered medications, symptoms of poisoning, and suspicious accidents all add up to attempted murder, and it's up to Hazel and her Siamese cat, Dickens, to sniff out the clues. But with a house full of relatives who all have a motive, will Hazel be able to unmask the culprit before things turn deadly?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • even better narrated

  • By Frida on 08-31-17

I loved it

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

Reviewed: 08-08-17

I've listened to several books my Leigh Ann Dobbs. This is one of my favorites.

Hazel is invited to Lowry House for a birthday party. Unfortunately someone is trying to kill the birthday lady. Hazel is on the case with her bossy car dickens. lol Will she find the killer in time?

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Vampire's Mail Order Bride

  • Nocturne Falls, Book 1
  • By: Kristen Painter
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,619
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,324
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,317

After seeing her maybe-mobster boss murder a guy, Delaney James assumes a new identity and pretends to be a mail order bride. She finds her groom-to-be living in a town that celebrates Halloween every day. Weird. But not as weird as what she doesn't know. Her groom-to-be is a 400-year-old vampire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved It!....... It was Clean, Funny, and Sweet!

  • By Cheri on 02-11-16

Halloween 24/7!

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

Reviewed: 05-23-17

I enjoyed the book. I'd love to live where Halloween was 24/7. Everyone there is some type of paranormal being. How cool! You could always have Halloween candy year round.
Delaney is running from corrupt bosses. She ends up in Nocturne Falls as a mail order bride. Completely by accident until she meets the handsome Hugh. He's a vampire and doesn't want to marry. However, Delaney agrees to at least try for 39 days to convince him otherwise. Will they make it? What about her bosses she fled from? Can Delaney learn to love a vampire?

  • Falling Hard

  • By: Sandy Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Stone Canon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Levi Bond is a seasoned pro, competing for the World Championship. Bull riding is what gets his adrenaline pumping, his heart racing, and makes him feel like a million bucks. That, and the idea of getting it on with Curt Walsh, one of the up and coming stars of the bull riding circuit. Powerfully attracted, Curt's confused and unsure which way he wants his life to go. Will Levi still be around, available, and interested when the final decision is made?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • nice easy love story

  • By ILoveMyAudibleKindle on 10-15-16

Absolutely Amzong

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

Reviewed: 05-16-17

Where does Falling Hard rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top 3

Who was your favorite character and why?

Levi Bond. I think because he absolutely just goes against everything with a "f" off attitude.

Which scene was your favorite?

The spicy or juicy scenes of them in comprising positions are my all time favorites.

If you could rename Falling Hard, what would you call it?

No, this is the perfect title.

  • Asgard Stories

  • Tales from Norse Mythology
  • By: Mary H. Foster, Mable H. Cummings
  • Narrated by: Keith O'Brien
  • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175

This collection of classic stories delves into the fascinating lore of Norse mythology to reveal the tales of Odin, Thor, Freya, and more. Compiled over a century ago, Foster & Cummings' writings give life to the stories that inspired the Vikings and some of our most beloved pop culture today.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • too many discrepancies

  • By RIP IT UP! on 04-21-17

Good

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

Reviewed: 05-01-17

A great story of different gods. More a informative book than what I'm use too.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Spell of Trouble

  • Silver Hollow Paranormal Cozy Mystery Series, Book 1
  • By: Leighann Dobbs, Traci Douglass
  • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
  • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 414
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 369
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 369

When town troublemaker, Louella Drummond, drops dead in front of Isolde Quinn's pet store just minutes after threatening both Issy and her cousin Graeme, the police in the small lakeside town of Silver Hollow assume it's from natural causes. Until it's discovered that Louella was murdered. Not just any murder, though. Murder by paranormal means. Dark magic that could only have been performed by a powerful witch.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A cute story about witches in a small town

  • By Lomeraniel on 04-14-17

A mysterious murder can be deadlya

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

Reviewed: 04-24-17

it was great book. I loved all this familiars and Izzy. She was great a sleuthing.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Simon Says: Mine

  • Mountain Masters & Dark Haven, Book 2
  • By: Cherise Sinclair
  • Narrated by: Wen Ross, Kai Kennicott
  • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214

With an empty nest and divorce in hand, Rona decides it's time to explore the fantasies that nourished her through a long, tedious marriage to a man whose idea of outrageous sex was leaving the lights on. At the top of her fantasy list is touring Dark Haven, the BDSM club, but she isn't prepared for the effect of a powerful Dom. When Master Simon takes control and introduces her to toys and sensations she's never felt before, she realizes he could fulfil every fantasy on her list all by himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love Master Simon

  • By Maranda on 04-18-17

I love Master Simon

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

Reviewed: 04-18-17

I loved this novella. It was agreat 3 hours spent listening to Simon and Rona. I so enjoyed how he tested her limits and she wanted too say no but kept agreeing.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful