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Lori S. Payne

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  • Chief Bear

  • Rescue Bears, Book 1
  • By: Scarlett Grove
  • Narrated by: Ashley Taylor, Calvin Murray
  • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

On Fate Mountain, Levi Blackthorn is alpha of his bear clan and leader of the Rescue Bears, the search-and-rescue crew. He and his fellow ex-Navy SEALs are closer than brothers. In a world where shifters often battle prejudice and even violence from humans, they face whatever comes together. Juliet Hernandez is a soft-hearted, strong-willed graphic designer with a close circle of friends. She doesn’t like risk, but she’s always there when someone needs her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A BEARY GOOD STORY.

  • By jennine. on 02-12-19

Story was good, Narration not so much.

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

Reviewed: 02-08-19

Ashley Taylor is a good narrator but Calvin Murray not so much. His character voices come off sounding stupid.

  • Rome's Chance

  • A Reapers MC Novella
  • By: Joanna Wylde
  • Narrated by: Tatiana Sokolov, Sean Crisden
  • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75

Rome McGuire knew he was in trouble the first time he saw her. She was sweet and pretty and just about perfect in every way. She was also too young and innocent for the Reapers Motorcycle Club. He did the right thing, and walked away. The second time, he couldn’t resist tasting her. Gorgeous and smart, fun and full of wonder, she jumped on his bike and would’ve followed him anywhere. Walking away wasn’t so easy that time, but her family needed her and he had a job to do. When she came around a third time, he’d had enough.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You broke my heart, Ms. Wylde

  • By Katy on 11-01-18

Love this series

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

Reviewed: 01-11-19

Rome made me remember how much I loved the entire series. And made me wish for it to continue.

  • Gundar

  • Mate the Stars, Book 1
  • By: Loretta Johns
  • Narrated by: Audrey Lusk
  • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 22

The Mylos came for genetic trade, offering a chance for the women of Earth to meet and marry their perfect other halves. Darla Levin isn't looking for a husband. She is, however, looking for money for college. Falling short of her needs using financial aid, she decides to take a gamble and apply for the Bride Registry Scholarship. After her best friend Angie registers and received her scholarship funds immediately, Darla takes the plunge. Only the unthinkable happens, and she finds she is now the mate to Gundar, the commander of the Bride Fleet itself. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • narrator made me cringe.

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-22-18

Not a fan of narrator

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

Reviewed: 06-20-18

Story is good but Lusk is awful. She does not have a voice for romance books.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Barbarian Mine

  • Ice Planet Barbarians, Book 4
  • By: Ruby Dixon
  • Narrated by: Mason Lloyd, Hollie Jackson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179

The ice planet has given me a second lease on life, so I'm thrilled to be here. Sure, there's no cheeseburgers, but I'm healthy and ready to be a productive member of the small tribe. What I didn't anticipate was that there'd be a savage stranger waiting nearby, watching me. And when he takes me captive, the unthinkable happens . . . I resonate to him. Resonance means mating and children . . . but I don't know if this guy's ever been around anyone before. He's truly a barbarian in all ways, right down to clubbing me over the head and claiming me as his own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Top five alien series

  • By IreneMBBT on 05-03-18

Love this series.

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

Reviewed: 05-03-18

I love this series. Look forward to each one. Hope they all go to audible.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Warprize

  • Chronicles of the Warlands, Book 1
  • By: Elizabeth Vaughan
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165

The daughter of a warrior king, Lara was trained as a healer, helping both friend and foe. And when the enemy warlord agrees to cease hostilities in exchange for Lara, she agrees to become the Warprize.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hot strong leader.

  • By Patricia on 04-20-18

Wonderful story. Loved every moment.

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

Reviewed: 03-24-18

The characters are wonderful. I look forward to enjoying the books that are coming. Elizabeth Vaughan is a detailed writer that draws you into the story and doesn't let go. Thinking she will become one of my all time favorites.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Zaruv

  • Aliens of Dragselis, Book 1
  • By: Zara Zenia
  • Narrated by: Tracy Marks
  • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 46

Jennifer is a nurse that runs a free clinic on Vaxivia. She has no time for dating and fights for the health and well-being of her Vaxivian people. That is, until one day when she encounters a strange patient in her clinic. Prince Zaruv just started his exile along with his three younger brothers, which was a common tradition in a new king's reign. They were supposed to get to Dragselis, but were attacked and their ship and crew went crashing toward Vaxivia. They got scattered throughout the land during the crash. Zaruv was injured while landing, but luckily he was found.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Alien Dragon Shifter Prince Finds His Human Soul Mate

  • By Romance junkie on 11-29-17

The start of a great series.

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

Reviewed: 03-05-18

Love the characters. Cannot wait for the next book to come out. I do adore a good series and this one has it all.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Tempted by the Bear - Complete Edition: BBW Werebear Shifter Romance

  • By: V. Vaughn
  • Narrated by: Ramona Master
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

Annie Le Roux: Tristan De Rozier's so hot, he might be the reason his glacier's melting under his polar bear feet. But he turns mate attraction into a curse when his very presence makes my blood boil in anger. Figures he's my true mate. Isabelle De Rozier: When a polar bear clan lives in fear of extinction, it's easy to make a deal with the devil and move to Maine. Tristan and I didn't count on discovering that the woman we'll betray is also his true mate. This changes everything.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not so good.

  • By Barbara D. on 12-22-18

Love V. Vaughn!!!

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

Reviewed: 01-23-18

Have read both Called by the Bear and Tempted by the Bear and love all the characters! Hoping there will be more to come with this series!! So many characters that could still be drawn out.

  • Called by the Bear - Complete Edition

  • Werebear Shifter Romance
  • By: V. Vaughn
  • Narrated by: Erin deWard
  • Length: 19 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

When Carly is called to Maine by a dream of a tattoo, a hot guy, and bear, she's in for the adventure of a lifetime. Three other human women, Sierra, Lily, and Taylor, join her to save the werebear clans of the Northeast Kingdom. True mates, children, and family await them. But evil threatens to ruin all they work for, and the devastating end will surprise everyone.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Fire the narrator

  • By silvia on 01-07-19

I have found a new favorite author!!!

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

Reviewed: 01-23-18

Have read both Called by the Bear and Tempted by the Bear and love all the characters! Hoping there will be more t come!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Mafia and His Angel, Book 1

  • Tainted Hearts
  • By: Lylah James
  • Narrated by: Tia Rider Sorensen
  • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247

Cold. Ruthless. Killer. I am respected and feared by all. I wasn’t put on this earth to love or be loved. I was put here to wipe out every last member of the damn Abandonato mafia, to pay them back for my mother’s death. When I find a strange girl hiding, beaten, under my bed, I don’t let her live out of compassion. She’s a trinket, my plaything.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Start To A Series

  • By Lia on 04-17-18

All I can say is I need more please!

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

Reviewed: 01-03-18

Good story and characters, it draws you in and leaves you wanting and waiting for the next in the series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dear Aaron

  • By: Mariana Zapata
  • Narrated by: Callie Dalton, Teddy Hamilton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,339
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,257
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,252

Some days, all you need is a message from a stranger. Ruby Santos knew exactly what she was getting herself into when she signed up to write a soldier overseas. The guidelines were simple: one letter or email a week for the length of his or her deployment. Care packages were optional. Been there, done that. She thought she knew what to expect. What she didn't count on was falling in love with the guy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Two thumbs up 👍👍

  • By Anne-Marie Mogensen on 11-21-17

Yet another fantastic book by Mariana Zapata

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

Reviewed: 11-11-17

I have now read every book that I can get my hands on by Mariana Zapata. This is a wonderful audiobook, it draws you right in just like every book she has written. Wonderful characters, stories that make me end up staying up all night listening and top quality narration. Bad narration can kill a good book and Mr Zapata apparently know that. The only thing I would ask for is more books at this point as I have completly loved each and every one of Mariana Zapata's books. At this point my favorite author,