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  • The Hobbit

  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,750
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,266
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,487

Like every other hobbit, Bilbo Baggins likes nothing better than a quiet evening in his snug hole in the ground, dining on a sumptuous dinner in front of a fire. But when a wandering wizard captivates him with tales of the unknown, Bilbo becomes restless. Soon he joins the wizard’s band of homeless dwarves in search of giant spiders, savage wolves, and other dangers. Bilbo quickly tires of the quest for adventure and longs for the security of his familiar home. But before he can return to his life of comfort, he must face the greatest threat of all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally! Thank you Audible!

  • By Bryan J. Peterson on 10-20-12

The Adventure Begins

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, most recently narrated by Rob Inglis, is always a joy for me to listen to, though I do not remember being quite as irritated with the dwarfs in the past. It is also one of the very few books that I think the movie actually improved by further developing the characters and the story lines. This is due to Tolkien's first publication of the book being aimed at the pre-teen & teenagers so it makes sense that the book did not spend as much time in each situation or in a lot of character development outside the main protagonists. But that being said I still love sinking into the world with Bilbo and the gang and evidently I always have as throughout my life I have owned at least one paperback, the cassette tapes, the CDs, and the Audible Audiobook.

I wish I could thank Tolkien for this wonderful world and all the fabulous adventures in this and the other books. In addition, for bringing new life to Elves, Drawfs, Hobbits, Wizards, Goblin, Orcs and all the other wonderful beings, even after more than eighty years (The Hobbit was published in 1937).

  • The Flowers of Vashnoi

  • An Ekaterin Vorkosigan Novella
  • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164

Still new to her duties as Lady Vorkosigan, Ekaterin is working together with expatriate scientist Enrique Borgos on a radical scheme to recover the lands of the Vashnoi exclusion zone, lingering radioactive legacy of the Cetagandan invasion of the planet Barrayar. When Enrique's experimental bioengineered creatures go missing, the pair discover that the zone still conceals deadly old secrets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yay! A Vorkosigan novella

  • By IreneMBBT on 10-24-18

Ekaterin's New 'Garden'

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

Reviewed: 11-27-18

Lady Vorkosigan, Ekaterin, and Enrique Borgos have set their sights on healing the land that was left a radioactive wasteland by the Cetagandan invasion with the most unlikely of heroes. Along they way Ekaterin also brings her intelligence and compassion to others while digging up a truth long hidden. Proving again that she and Miles are made for each other.

The incomparable Grover Gardner again brings life and more to the latest piece of the Vorkosigan Saga.

Most especially, thank you to Lois McMaster Bujold for another fabulous addition to the Vorkosigan Saga. This book was the perfect dessert, but like Mark we would not turn down additional offerings.

  • Romancing the Inventor

  • A Supernatural Society Novella
  • By: Gail Carriger
  • Narrated by: Emma Newman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219

Imogene Hale is a lowly parlor maid with a soul-crushing secret. Seeking solace, she takes work at a local hive, only to fall desperately in love with the amazing lady inventor the vampires are keeping in the potting shed. Genevieve Lefoux is heartsick, lonely, and French. With culture, class, and the lady herself set against the match, can Imogene and her duster overcome all odds and win Genevieve's heart, or will the vampires suck both of them dry?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entirely delightful f/f romance!

  • By Sammy on 01-30-17

The Inventor and the Maid

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

Reviewed: 10-05-18

There are other things in life besides octopuses, even if they can destroy London.

A wonderful love story for inventor Genevieve Lefoux, finally. What is it about a French Maid's outfit that drives partners wild?

  • Hour of the Lion

  • The Wild Hunt Legacy Series, Book 1
  • By: Cherise Sinclair
  • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine, Erin DeWard
  • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 246
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248

First a Marine, then a black ops agent, Victoria Morgan knows the military is where she belongs...until a sniper's bullet changes her life. Trying to prove she's not washed up, she rescues a young man from kidnappers. When the dying boy transforms into a cougar - and bites her - she learns of an entire hidden society. He begs her to inform his grandfather of his death and to keep the secret of the shifters' existence. She can't refuse, but what if the creatures pose a danger to the country she swore to protect?   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining Series, Excellent Narration

  • By samzplace on 07-04-18

Lions and Wolves and Bears, Oh My!!!

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

Reviewed: 10-05-18

How hot can you get? This book has several pantie melting scenes AND an intriguing and wonderful story to go with them. I think this is my favorite book by Cherise Sinclair to date, and that is saying a lot considering how many times I have relisted to her other two series on Audiobook. I had trouble leaving this world and ended up listening to the story twice in a row.

Noah Michael Levine and Erin DeWard have teamed up again to give us a fabulous Duet narration (Noah does all the male parts and Erin does all the female parts). They add so very much to the spiciness and enjoyment of the story.

I am eagerly waiting for the next books of the series to come out on Audiobook.

  • 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 2,096
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,973
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,961

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.

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  • 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 5,698
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,197
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,186

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 713
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 662
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 656

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 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9

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.

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  • 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 234
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223

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
  • Everything I want in a romance book 💕💕

  • By Mandymay💄👠👛 on 09-10-17

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 86
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84

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