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  • Black Lies

  • By: Alessandra Torre
  • Narrated by: Jessica Almasy
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 283
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271

Brant: Became a tech billionaire by his twentieth birthday. Has been in a relationship with me for three years. Has proposed four times. Been rejected four times. Lee: Cuts grass when he's not banging housewives. Good with his hands, his mouth, and his body. Has been pursued relentlessly by me for almost two years, whether he knows it or not. Go ahead. Judge me. You have no idea what my love entails.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • DON'T EXPECT ORDINARY ROMANCE expect EXTRAORDINARY

  • By ReadMeAStory on 11-02-15

Too long a build up

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

Reviewed: 04-04-16

I loved the sexiness and humour of Hollywood Dirt by the same author and had quite high expectations for this book. Unfortunately I found myself a little disappointed. There is a twist in this book which is very interesting and unexpected. However it seemed to take a long time to get there and I found myself disinterested along the way. The female lead character is portrayed as spoilt and shallow and I found it difficult to relate to her. Whilst this is somewhat resolved in the ending, I was still left thinking she was quite selfish and I didn't find that endearing. The male characters are more enjoyable, but the structure of the plot meant I didn't feel I got to know them as much as I might like to. Overall I didn't find myself caring much about the relationship of the characters and that left me a bit flat. Unfortunately I didn't really enjoy the narrator either as she came across as clipped and not warm. However I have read very positive reviews for this book, so it may suit readers who enjoy a more layered and slowly developing storyline.

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  • Rock Chick Rescue

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Susannah Jones
  • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,908
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,770
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,770

Jet McAlister has a secret. Eddie Chavez has the hots for Jet (not to mention Eddie’s just plain hot). Jet has too many problems to realize that Eddie’s interested. Eddie loses patience when Jet ends her waitressing shift at a strip club with a knife at her throat. Since Eddie’s a cop, he figures he can help. Since Jet’s used to solving everyone’s problems she doesn’t want Eddie’s help.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • NOT ASHLEY'S BEST

  • By BluBumbleB on 11-26-15

Another awesome Rock Chick book.

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

Reviewed: 07-17-14

I loved the first book in the Rock Chick series and the second one didn't disappoint! The book has a good storyline with some interesting adventure elements (along similar lines to a Stephanie Plum novel I suppose).

The connection between Eddie and Jet is great although I did find them both a bit over the top at times. Eddie can be just a bit too macho and Jet was sometimes a bit too clueless. However, this did create tension between the two characters which provided the basis for well written romance and hot love scenes.

I found myself really engaged in the story and wanting to hear what happens next and hoping that the characters would find a happy ending. So overall I would say this is a really enjoyable read with a good story and some hot romance.

Other notes: You could read this as a stand alone book, however the characters recur throughout the series so I would recommend reading in series order if you can. Readers should note that story contains lots of swearing. I found it most appropriate for the story but if you are offended by bad language this book probably isn't for you.

  • Nice Girls Don't Live Forever

  • Half-Moon Hollow, Book 3
  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,335
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,405
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,407

Nothing sucks the romance out of world travel like a boyfriend who may or may not have broken up with you in a hotel room in Brussels. Jane Jameson's sexy sire Gabriel has always been unpredictable, but the seductive, anonymous notes that await him at each stop of their international vacation, coupled with his evasive behavior over the past few months, finally push Jane onto the next flight home to Half Moon Hollow -- alone, upset, and unsure whether Gabriel just ended their relationship without actually telling her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Funny Book!

  • By Leslie on 02-13-10

Great fun listen!

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

Reviewed: 09-04-12

What made the experience of listening to Nice Girls Don't Live Forever the most enjoyable?

Like the rest of the books in this series, this book is witty and fun with an interesting story line.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Nice Girls Don't Live Forever?

There are a number of story lines in this book that intertwine which kept it lively and interesting.

Have you listened to any of Amanda Ronconi’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Amanda Ronconi is a great narrator and I have enjoyed all four of books in this series that she has narrated.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

It was an easy and enjoyable listen that made me want to buy the next book in the series!

  • Lady Oracle

  • By: Margaret Atwood
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17

From fat girl to thin, from red hair to mud brown, from London to Toronto, from Polish count to radical husband - Joan Foster is utterly confused by her life of multiple identities. She decides to escape to an Italian hill town to take stock of her life. But first, she must organise her own death.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing characters and story

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-10-12

Disappointing characters and story

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

Reviewed: 01-10-12

What disappointed you about Lady Oracle?

I found the main character in this book to be shallow and self absorbed. It was very difficult for me to empathise with her and I did not understand many of the actions that she took.The main character is an author and there are parts in the book where she writes/reads the book she is currently working on. The books are costume gothics which I have no interest in at all and I found this a very annoying part of the novel as it interrupted the overall flow of the story. I kept listening hoping that the ending would tie the story together and allow me to finally understand the character, but it left me even more confused and very unsatisfied.

Would you ever listen to anything by Margaret Atwood again?

Based solely on this book it is unlikely that I would seek out Ms Atwood's books to listen to again.

How could the performance have been better?

The performance of this book was good.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

I was annoyed that the story kept getting 'interrupted' by irrelevant side stories and disappointed in the characters and ending.

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