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  • Love and Other Wild Things

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 812
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 768
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 763

Welcome to Mystic Bayou, a tiny town hidden in the swamp where shape-shifters, vampires, witches, and dragons live alongside humans. The town formed around the mysterious energy rift in the bayou, which helps keep the town’s magic in balance. But lately the rift has been widening and destabilizing - threatening to send the town’s magical population into chaos. Energy witch Danica Teel has been sent by the League to figure out what’s going on, with the help of bear-shifter Mayor Zed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Too damn short

  • By ESP on 09-06-18

Dragons and Bears and Magic Oh My!

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

Reviewed: 09-09-18

Another winner from Molly Harper with stellar narration by Amanda Ronconi and Jonathan Davis. The latter who I only knew from some of my favorite Thrillers/Spy books but now will have to add to my watch list for other books he narrates (492 of them to date).

The sarcastic humor again won me over along with the wonderful community Molly Harper created with the Mystic Bayou series. I so want to mention some of those but I would never want to ruin anyone's first listening.

I definitely want to visit that pie shop.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • End Game

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,073
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,613
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,602

Will Robie and Jessica Reel are two of the most lethal people alive. They're the ones the government calls in when the utmost secrecy is required to take out those who plot violence and mass destruction against the United States. And through every mission, one man has always had their backs: their handler, code-named Blue Man. But now, Blue Man is missing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Keep 'em Coming!

  • By shelley on 11-15-17

Evil and Red Shirts Beware

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

Reviewed: 04-07-18

David Baldacci's fifth installment of the Will Robie series continues to thrill and enthrall me. Then add to that the brilliant duet narration performance of Kyf Brewer and Orlagh Cassidy and you are treated to what feels like a full sensory experience. Thank you!

As for the title of this review, think about it after you finish this exciting tale.

  • Seduction and Snacks

  • By: Tara Sivec
  • Narrated by: Romy Nordlinger
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 703
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 652
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 646

Claire is a 20-something, single mom who grudgingly helps her best friend sell sex toys while she attempts to make enough money to start her own business to give her foul-mouthed, but extremely loveable (when he's asleep) toddler a better life. When Carter, the one-night-stand from her past that changed her life forever, shows up in her hometown bar without any recollection of her besides her unique chocolate scent, Claire will make it a point that he remembers her this time. With Carter's undisguised shock at suddenly finding out he has a four-year-old son and Claire's panic that her stretch marks and slim-to-none bedroom experience will send the man of her dreams heading for the hills, the pair will do whatever they can to get their happily ever after.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • OMG I CAN'T BREATH!

  • By R. Smith on 03-30-14

Cute story

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

Reviewed: 03-16-18

A nice feel good story but nothing that would distinguished it as great.
I would have liked the narrator to have a larger range of voices. Her timing and rhythm were good which is a huge plus in her favor.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Average Joe

  • By: JF Silver
  • Narrated by: Elliott Daniels
  • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Can sex really get better with age? For Joe and Elaine, an average couple married a long time, the answer is definitely yes! After 30 years together they begin experimenting with others and discover a whole new world of pleasure. An unexpected three-way leaves them curious and wanting more. When Elaine suggests a search for playmates, they meet John and his sexy Asian wife, Mika. Sparks ignite from the start for the women and two lucky husbands get to come along for the ride.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Spicy Neighbors

  • By Terri on 11-13-17

Spicy Neighbors

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

Mr. and Mrs. Average Joe is the story of your typical next door neighbors who also enjoy a bit of spice in their love life. Too bad all my neighbors are downright vanilla. It is mainly told by the male lead and feels very much like you are sitting in the living room being told a juicy story.

Narrator Elliott Daniels uses inflection well for each character and is excellent at staying in character. His female vocal range could use a little improvement but this definitely did not distract from the story.

I enjoyed listening to a story about people my own age for a change. It was also quite a treat to meet the fascinating author JF Silver and his muse, his wife, at a book convention where I entered into a raffle and won this sexy, fun audiobook.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Decadent Dreams

  • By: Nicole Garcia
  • Narrated by: Kai Kennicott, Wen Ross
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207

My dreams haunt me. I feel as if I am falling into a pit of impending doom, but even that has not prepared me for the roller-coaster of emotions that flood over me when I'm near Phoenix. I have to keep my distance from her. I need to. It's the only thing I can do to keep from getting hurt again. Staying away from her proves to be a much harder task than I could have ever imagined. She's not only my assistant, but she's half my age.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Steamy !!!

  • By MANI on 07-29-17

Learning To Love

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

Reviewed: 09-02-17

Looking for a steamy romance? Decadent Dreams by Nicole Garcia and narrated by Kai Kennicott and Wen Ross delivers. This book ranks up there with the better Romance/Erotica writers and gives you all of the basics and then some, including a good story, endearing characters when they are not being idiots (and even then you still like them….though I did have an overwhelming desire to slug one of them), finding love and overcoming your past, and family with a side order of danger, mystery and suspense. Many thanks to Ms Garcia for the opportunity to listen and review this wonderful romance.

I adore Phoenix (Phe) and Domenico (Nico) and appreciate that the story goes beyond the crisis by taking a slight jump to the future at the end. I so hope Giovanni (Gio), Josh and Derek also find their happy beginnings. Nana and Nico’s dad are also wonderful additions to the story. As a side note, you may wish to invest in a jar of hot fudge.

Decadent Dreams is a Duet narration, meaning that the male narrator (Wen Ross) reads all of the male character parts and the female narrator (Kai Kennicott) does the same for the females throughout the book. This is as opposed to Dual when the narrators alternate reading chapters vocalizing all of the characters in their chapters. Duet is definitely my favorite type of listening especially for romance and erotica books.

As always the narration team of Kai Kennicott and Wen Ross are superb. They both do an outstanding job giving the characters the perfect personalities and improving upon wonderful books.

  • Cupid's Heart

  • A Roman God Romance, Book 1
  • By: Nicole Garcia
  • Narrated by: Kai Kennicott, Wen Ross
  • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81

Cupid, the God of Love, is no longer doing his job of creating romance. A disastrous mistake he’d made a quarter of a century ago forced him to put down his bow and arrow for good. Valentina Hart has never had any luck with men, and her last boyfriend was no prize by far. An unexpected meeting with a hot guy suddenly turns her sex life from non-existent to… DAMN. But, will Cupid’s secret drive Val away forever? Or will she stick around to show him what true and unconditional love really is?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gods we love

  • By Nicole B. on 08-27-17

Cupid’s Cure

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

Reviewed: 08-31-17

Cupid’s Heart is an enjoyable short story about a god falling in love but not feeling worthy of the love from the human female, Valentina Hart. Luckily Cupid has two friends, Somnus and Hercules, to help him get into trouble... errrr figure out the direction his live and love should take.

I am a mythology fan and this book in addition to as the wonderful cover art drew my attention and purchase. This is my first experience with the writing style of Nicole Garcia and I am impressed. As a side note I enjoy reading other people’s reviews and the one by Pam Audio-Fanatic had me in fits of giggles.

This book is narrated by the ever wonderful Kai Kennicott and Wen Ross in the DUET style where the male narrator takes on all the male characters and the female narrator does the same for the females. I adore this format as the narrators can play and react off each other much like on a movie, play or television. Thank you both for the wonderful talent and heart you bring to this story.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Poison or Protect

  • A Delightfully Deadly Novella
  • By: Gail Carriger
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Lavington
  • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175

Lady Preshea Villentia has four dead husbands and a nasty reputation. What society doesn't know is that all her husbands were marked for death by Preshea's employer. And Preshea has one final assignment. It was supposed to be easy, a house party with minimal bloodshed. Preshea hadn't anticipated Captain Gavin Ruthven - massive, Scottish, quietly irresistible, and...working for the enemy. In a battle of wits, Preshea may risk her own heart - a terrifying prospect, as she never knew she had one.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 4 "Black Widow" Stars!

  • By Jaime Oikle on 08-25-17

Preshea, a Young Lady of Quality

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

Reviewed: 07-31-17

Poison or Protect by Gail Carriger gave me just what I wanted, more information on a student from the Finishing School series. A few of the character stories carry over into The Parasol Protectorate and beyond, but it is always a treat to find out what the rest of Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality have gotten up to.

Lady Preshea Villentia was a thorn in the side of the lead characters in the Finishing School series. Here she is the star, giving us a brief history of her activities since graduation up to her final assignments from an always well-dressed Vampire we all love and adore. While trying to carry out her assignments she meets Captain Gavin Ruthven. After the untimely deaths of her four husbands is she willing to try again with this intriguing Highlander?

Gail Carriger has created my favorite Steampunk world and characters and she continues to expand the universe with her new offerings. Her writing, story lines, and humor are outstanding. I was excited to receive this wonderful story in exchange for an honest review. Do be warned that this book should only be read or listened to by someone who “has achieved their majority or has a -very- progressive parent or guardian” as reviewer Kailee Bruce says. That said, the scenes are well written and do not dwell over long as to make the non-erotic reader uncomfortable.

To compliment this wonderful story is the perfectly selected narration of Suzanne Lavington. She brings just the right touch of sarcasm and heart to the characters and is magnificent in a wide range of both male and female voices.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Sumage Solution

  • San Andreas Shifters, Book 1
  • By: G. L. Carriger
  • Narrated by: Kirt Graves
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 309
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 295
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 295

Can a gentle werewolf heal the heart of a smart-mouthed mage? New York Times best-seller Gail Carriger, writing as GL Carriger, presents an offbeat gay romance in which a sexy werewolf with a white knight complex meets a bad-boy mage with an attitude problem. Sparks (and other things) fly.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a joy to listen to

  • By Kelly on 08-01-17

The Sumage & The Wolf

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

Reviewed: 07-29-17

After listening to The Sumage Solution by G.L. Carriger, narration by Kirt Graves, twice and my continued thoughts about the story and characters, the more I adore this first edition of the San Andreas Shifters. Then finding out that this present day story has its roots in the wonderful Steampunk world she (yes the author is the same, Gail Carriger) created in The Parasol Protectorate and other series, enthralled me even more. Thank you for the opportunity to review this wonderful story.

Max is wonderfully snarky, hopeful, and looking for love, though he is not holding his breath for its appearance. He works at the mostly dull DURPS (DMV for supernatural creatures) as a sumage, cleaning up other mages' messes and doing general paperwork. If you have a bit of patience, you will learn all about sumages and other magical creatures and talents and it will have been worth the wait. On one of the rare more exciting days at DURPS, in walks this stunning, easy going, quiet, beta werewolf, Bryan. Let the games begin.

Narrator Kirt Graves brings all of the characters, male and female, to life by giving them unique voices and personalities. His timing and rhythm are wonderful. I admit to extending my sleep timer multiple times because I could not put the story away not only because of the wonderful writing, characters and story line provided by Ms Carriger but also due to the fabulous narration.

  • The Three Brooches

  • The Celtic Brooch, Book 6
  • By: Katherine Lowry Logan
  • Narrated by: Teri Schnaubelt
  • Length: 15 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 475
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 445
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 445

When Kit MacKlenna returned to her soul mate in the 19th century, Elliott Fraser thought he would never see his beloved goddaughter again. But when a message from Kit is discovered in a 135-year-old painting, Elliot must either ignore Kit's request for help or test the Legend of the Three Brooches.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Road Tripping with the Clan

  • By Terri on 05-29-17

Road Tripping with the Clan

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

Reviewed: 05-29-17

I know better than to start a new Celtic Brooch series book before bed, I do…. really. Sadly I could not wait to listen so ended up staying up most of the night. It was so worth it!

In this installment a hidden message painted on Kitherina (Kit) MacKlenna's portrait is discovered by James Cullen Fraser, son of Elliott and Meredith. This leads to a great adventure that involves the entire clan. Needless to say there is a wide range of the good, the bad, and definitely the ugly as ‘adventures’ to the past are never straight forward. Like with previous books there is a wonderful mystery or two....or three to solve along the way.

Katherine Lowry Logan’s story is as always outstanding and full of surprises in addition to being superbly written. I find her stories send me on an emotional roller coaster, loving every minute… some after I find a tissue.

Teri Schnaubelt’s narration is as always outstanding. She expertly portrays the wide range of female and male voices, giving them distinct personalities and vocal patterns. She is definitely one of the most versatile narrators out there.

I cannot wait for the next installment, the Diamond Brooch.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Ship the Kids on Ahead

  • By: Bill Stokes
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette, James Foster, Stefan Rudnicki, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

We all have that one older funny family member. You know the one, he tells stories from his experiences and usually has people rolling their eyes. William Stokes is that person! He presents a delightful collection of memories that are truly life lessons even today! Stokes, through his memories and wit, provides opportunities to learn through laughter, sharing of memories and love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Different and fun

  • By erobbins33 on 09-20-16

A Father's Sarcasm to Brighten Your Day

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

Reviewed: 05-01-17

I very rarely read Personal Memoir books nowadays but I won this in a book group contest and having heard so many fabulous comments about it from others, I had to take it out for a listen. I giggled and laughed my way through Bill Stoke’s parental challenges and many of the stories reminded me of growing up with my dad and grandfather.

I originally was only going to listen to a few at a time but I ended up getting totally addicted and listened to the entire book in one sitting and then re-listened to some of my favorite parts again.

This book was originally published in 1968 and includes a vignette of short stories, some previously published in the Wisconsin State Journal in Madison. They are written from the view of a frustrated but apparently entertained father living in small town America and include everything from hand washing sagas, to buying school supplies, organizing tools, nagging at everyone to turn off lights, and so many others. Many of these stories still apply to today’s parenting and grandparenting. I kept calling my daughter to tell her about the parts that triggered a memory of her youth.

The cast of narrators is off the charts fabulous. I have listened to each and everyone one numerous times and totally enjoyed their ability to bring the sarcasm and creative story telling only an exhausted parent can display to this book. In addition to their vocal talents they all have a perfect handle on the timing and rhythm needed for each and every story. Kudos and more to Sean Runnette, James Foster, Stefan Rudnicki, R.C. Bray, Xe Sands, and Joe Hempel!

Thank you to the many fellow Facebook book group members for their glowing reviews and recommendation of this book and others by Bill Stokes. I would have missed a real jewel if I had ignored you. And thank you most of all to Bill’s grandson Paul for making this audio version possible. It is more than a labor of love as it is a truly fabulous tribute to a one of a kind writer.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful