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Alyssia Holland

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  • The Quarterback

  • By: Mackenzie Blair
  • Narrated by: Greg Boudreaux
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 695
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 654
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 654

Matt Lancaster is the star quarterback at Bodine College, a small Southern Division II school with an ultra-conservative dean of athletics. Matt is also very much in the closet, and he thinks he’s kept his secret well hidden, until his best friends take him to a happy endings massage parlor and request a male masseuse for him. In walks Trevor Kim, a gorgeous, pierced, tattooed fellow Bodine student who does massages - without happy endings - to pay for school after his family kicked him out for being gay. Trevor takes one look at Matt and breaks all his own rules about mixing business with pleasure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • love love love

  • By Rebecca on 04-20-18

A Fun Story with All the Right Elements

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

Reviewed: 10-23-18

What a great story. I was a bit fearful at first that it might be more sex than my lady ears want d to hear, but it was really great. It was sexy and loving, and don't we all want happy endings? A great story line with the right elements. Well narrated, and eye opening!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Lighthouse Keeper

  • A Starlight Cove Novel
  • By: Cynthia Ellingsen
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,706
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,365
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,374

Dawn Conners's parents are famous for finding historic treasures, but she has a knack for losing things - her job, her boyfriend, and now, her reputation. Thanks to a mud-slinging exposé, Dawn's late great-grandfather is assumed guilty of stealing silver from a century-old shipwreck. Hoping to clear his name, Dawn returns to Starlight Cove, her idyllic hometown on Lake Michigan, where the doomed vessel sleeps beneath the beam of a ramshackle lighthouse.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story , completely entertaining!

  • By Lisa on 04-16-17

Absolutely Fabulous!

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

Reviewed: 09-21-18

THIS is one of my favorite books, and completely unexpected. While it did have a traditional line that we have heard time and again with love stories, it had a great way of telling it. The narrator did a fantastic job.

  • Ketosis Essentials

  • Your Ultimate Guide to Success on the Ketogenic Diet
  • By: Sandra Price
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Sisco
  • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Ketosis Essentials is a beginner’s guide that offers a comprehensive approach to the ketogenic diet to turn your body into a fat-burning machine. The approach is based on a wide range of scientific research that has been conducted on ketosis, and on the author's own personal experience. This book contains practical tips and advice to effectively enter into ketosis, and you will learn how you can burn lots of fat within a short period of time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great short audio book that is very informative

  • By Alyssia Holland on 08-07-18

great short audio book that is very informative

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

I was looking for something to help get me back on track. The narrator was very pleasant to listen to and informative. The research was thorough and explained very well. Listening to a book about diet is not always easy if the author goes into long lists about things and tries to read a recipe. Especially if you are hungry when you were listening to the recipe! This little book was perfect for what I was looking for to keep me on track for my day as I make a daily commute. I highly recommend for someone in a situation like mine. Thank you so much for the offer for all of the research and for putting this book out there.

  • The Beginner’s Ketogenic Diet for Health Benefits and Weight Loss: Includes a 30 Day Meal Plan with 100 Keto Diet Recipes, and a Sample Shopping List

  • By: Healthy Living for Adults
  • Narrated by: Healthy Living for Adults
  • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2

Many Ketogenic (Keto) diet books emphasize weight loss for very good reasons, but they often put less focus on the many health benefits that can be achieved. Improved health benefits is the primary reason you should be interested in exploring the Ketogenic diet to improve your lifestyle with the added benefit of weight loss that comes along with it. The Ketogenic diet should really be referred to as the Ketogenic (Keto) Lifestyle and not be viewed as another diet. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • very brief but not ideal as an audiobook.

  • By Alyssia Holland on 08-06-18

very brief but not ideal as an audiobook.

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

I was looking for a little bit more information about the keto process and some motivation. This book is really full of tips and then recipes that are read to you and a lot of lists being read to you. While the narrator had a pleasant voice, his execution was at times very robotic. I don't recommend this book as an audiobook.

  • All the Pretty Horses

  • The Border Trilogy, Book One
  • By: Cormac McCarthy
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,945
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,930

Sixteen-year-old John Grady Cole's grandfather has just died, his parents have permanently separated, and the family ranch, upon which he had placed so many boyish hopes, has been sold. Rootless and increasingly restive, Cole leaves Texas, accompanied by his friend Lacey Rawlins, and begins a journey across the vaquero frontier into the badlands of northern Mexico.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Very Slow

  • By Sarah Symonds Chapin on 08-18-17

Couldn't Get Into It. Poor Narration Production.

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

Reviewed: 09-23-17

I have a very long commute back and forth to work and today. I use my audiobooks as entertainment and this book was just a struggle for about 25 minutes that I could handle. I could barely hear the narrator over the road noise because his voice is so low and soft. I just could not get into any kind of emotion with the book. It was as if I were reading lines but never having anything sink in. I do not know if the story is good. I could not get past this part. If you are looking for a book to put you to sleep then this is the one. I know now to avoid this narrator for anything other than maybe meditation books. And even at that I would need to listen to full volume to discern his words.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • I Can't Make This Up

  • Life Lessons
  • By: Neil Strauss - contributor, Kevin Hart
  • Narrated by: Kevin Hart
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,583
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 33,433
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,268

Superstar comedian and Hollywood box-office star Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Some of those words include: the, a, for, above, and even even. Put them together and you have the funniest, most heartfelt, and most inspirational memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in yourself since Old Yeller.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I never give anything 5 stars but in this case...

  • By Marlana Crews on 07-12-17

I loved it

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

Reviewed: 08-24-17

never listen to a book like this but it was absolutely hilarious and kept me listening even when I wouldn't otherwise have the audiobook on. My only complaint is that it's already done.

  • Free Fire

  • By: C. J. Box
  • Narrated by: David Chandler
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,864
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,659
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,653

Best-selling author C. J. Box—an Anthony and Macavity Award winner—earned starred reviews from both Publishers Weekly and Booklist for this exceptional mystery. Taking advantage of a legal loophole, a lawyer kills four people in Yellowstone National Park and walks away a free man. As the public outcry intensifies, the governor hires former game warden Joe Pickett to conduct a private investigation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best Joe Pickett books

  • By Margaret on 03-18-16

mouth noises everywhere.

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

Reviewed: 08-02-17

I couldn't even get an hour into this before it drove me crazy. Every time the narrator started a new sentence you could hear his mouth smacking open. I am pretty sure there are software that will edit out the worst of that and the production company would have been wise to have employed that. This will be wasted money for me because I cannot listen to it. It's driving me nuts.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Visitation

  • By: Frank Peretti
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 19 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 582
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 490
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 493

The small town of Antioch, Washington is a hotbed for spiritual activity. Burned-out minister Travis Jordan has been replaced by a charismatic man who looks and behaves like Christ. Suddenly, the town is abuzz with reports of miracles and religious sightings. But Travis believes the new minister is a false messiah and senses the ominous presence of pure evil.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating Story

  • By B. Adair-Smith on 11-13-14

Really Long and Narration with Mouth Noises

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

Reviewed: 08-02-17

I think this book could have been about half the length that it was. Sometimes I found it being so long that I got lost or just zoned out and honestly I don't think I missed anything.. It definitely had a strong points but there were things that were never really resolved. Magical powers never really addressed as to how they came... Some things did just seem to appear and never have a background or an ending but other things that went on and on ad nauseum. I think the narrator had very good qualities but it was not produced well because you could hear smacking mouth noises that are very irritating. I would rather not here lips parting and tongues moving around in the mouth with that wet icky sound that can drive someone crazy if you have that pet peeve like I do. overall I would recommend reading this as a book rather than listening to it. And only if you have the patience for a long story or are a fast reader.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Fixer

  • Justice Series, Book 1
  • By: T. E. Woods
  • Narrated by: Christina Delaine
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,141
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,873
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,860

Never a doubt. Never a mistake. Always for justice. Never for revenge. She's the person you hire when you need something fixed-permanently. With a strict set of criteria, she evaluates every request and chooses only a few. No more than one job per country, per year. She will only step in if it's clear that justice will not be served any other way. Her jobs are completed with skill and precision, and never result in inquiry or police investigation. The Fixer is invisible - and quite deadly.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another Assassin with a morals and criteria...

  • By shelley on 12-30-16

good story but the narration was hard to adjust to

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

Reviewed: 06-27-17

this was a good story. the narrator made it hard for me to concentrate though. Maybe she had some sort of sinus infection. She also was too over dramatic with her reading. The combination made it tough for me to continue to give the book a chance but I am glad ultimately that I did. I would listen to this authors other books if it were narrated by someone else. I would even give the narrator another chance if she would back off the need to be so overly dramatic. all things together as they are I would not recommend this book to somebody who is not accustomed to audiobooks because of it being a little hard to listen to.

  • White Trash Zombie Apocalypse

  • By: Diana Rowland
  • Narrated by: Allison McLemore
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,340
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,175
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,171

Our favorite white trash zombie, Angel Crawford, has enough problems of her own, what with dealing with her alcoholic, deadbeat dad, issues with her not-quite boyfriend, the zombie mafia, industrial espionage, and evil corporations. Oh, and it’s raining, and won’t let up. But things get even crazier when a zombie movie starts filming in town, and Angel begins to suspect that it’s not just the plot of the movie that's rotten. Soon she's fighting her way through mud, blood, bullets, and intrigue, even as zombies, both real and fake, prowl the streets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely loved it!

  • By Smilie on 07-03-13

Good but the Sinus Infection threw me for chapters

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

Reviewed: 12-02-16

normally I love this narrator but she apparently had some sort of head cold for several chapters that got really frustrating for me to listen to. I don't understand why the production company would decide to continue forward with a narrator who is having trouble talking. It eventually cleared up but was nuisance enough to throw me off from enjoying this book as much as I have the other ones.