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  • Dragon's Gift: The Complete Trilogy

  • A Reverse Harem Fantasy
  • By: Jasmine Walt, May Sage
  • Narrated by: Kate Marcin, Adam Gold
  • Length: 21 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 438
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 411
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 409

Dareena Sellis is a nobody. The orphaned daughter of a no-name farmer, she toils away as a serving girl at Hallowdale Inn. But fate takes a strange turn the day a dragon huntress comes to town. Suddenly, Dareena is swept off to Dragon’s Keep. She is the dragon’s gift - the one woman chosen by the gods every century to bear children for the future king of Dragonfell. None of the princes are willing to cede Dareena to the other, and yet she must choose, for the enemy is knocking on Dragonfell’s door and Dareena’s decision could either mean the kingdom’s salvation...or annihilation.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Addictively steamy plot with great humor and wit.

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-26-18

Interesting story, rushed ending.

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

Reviewed: 03-08-19

So mainly it seems that reviewers have a lot of problem with the amount of sex in the novel. To which I say... GET OVER IT!!!

Is there sex in the book? Yes. An over abundant amount? Ha! I've read worse. At least you still had a storyline that wasn't swallowed by all sex, all the time. And, honestly, with a reverse harem story, I'm actually surprised there wasn't more. If you don't want to read more than 3 scenes per book, not per chapter (and it's a three in one book so... yeah) than take your prudish self off to a sedate harlequin romance and leave this to the big boys.

That being said, the story was actually pretty interesting. Granted, I got a little tired of listening and had to give my brain a break but it's 21 hours so that's to be expected. Dragons vs Elves vs Warlocks gives the writers a lot to work with. I thought the narrators did an excellent job and the story flowed well. My only objection is, the end felt a bit rushed. they probably could have cut out a scene or two in the last story or added a prologue so that we could find out how things are in Dragonfell after the baby was born but that's pretty much my only complaint.

I would recommend this to any of my friends. Credit well spent.

  • My Life Among the Underdogs

  • A Memoir
  • By: Tia Torres
  • Narrated by: Tia Torres
  • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 183

From one of the most respected figures in the dog-rescue community come the harrowing, funny, and inspiring stories of nine incredible dogs that shaped her life. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I couldn't stop.

  • By Krista on 01-16-19

Love!!!

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

Reviewed: 02-27-19

I was pulled into each story by both Tia's voice and her words. The love she has for the dogs that have come in and out of her life shines through each chapter. I laughed, I cried and I loved each and every moment of listening. Very much worth the credit.

  • Stolen Soul

  • By: Alex Rivers
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

There’s an underground magical vault, protected by sorcery, security cameras, guards, and whatnot. Think of the most impenetrable place in the world. Now triple it. It belongs to a dragon, and I was hired to break into it and steal his hoard. I might be an alchemist extraordinaire and the best burglar on the East Coast, but this is not a solo job. I’ll need a team for this one. Accompanied by a powerful sorcerer, a fortune teller, a scam artist, and a hacker, I embark on the heist of the century. If we succeed, we’ll be legends. If not - crispy dragon snacks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great start to a great series!

  • By AshleyH on 08-29-18

Lackluster

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

Reviewed: 02-22-19

I couldn't fall into the story. Every time it felt like it was on the cusp of greatness, it would fall short. I wanted surprise, action, adventure. What I got was a story I hadn't read before (which was nice) but consistent of a lot of talking, a few moments of action and a lukewarm romance at best. I wouldn't recommend this to friends.

  • Heart of Malice

  • Alice Worth Series, Book 1
  • By: Lisa Edmonds
  • Narrated by: Felicity Munroe
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58

The first time Moses Murphy's granddaughter killed on his orders, she was six years old. For 20 years, she was a prisoner of an organized crime syndicate, forced to use her magic to make Moses the most powerful and feared man on the East Coast. To escape his cruelty, she faked her own death and started a new life as Alice Worth. As a private investigator specializing in cases involving the supernatural, Alice walks a precarious line.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • New and enjoyable 3.5 rating

  • By BikeVON on 10-14-17

Excellent start to a series

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

Reviewed: 02-21-19

Absolutely love the world this author created and love the smooth flow. The narrator irritated me a little voicing Natalie but that was the only issue I had. Alice is head strong and stubborn but she's had a violent past so that's to be expected. Overall, the story flows well, the characters are interesting and the blend of action and romance is on point. Excellent start to a series. Only thing I'm sad about is that book two isn't on audible.

  • Dark Arts and a Daiquiri

  • The Guild Codex: Spellbound Series, Book 2
  • By: Annette Marie
  • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 624
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 569
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 570

When I found myself facing down the scariest black-magic felon in the city, practically daring him to abduct me, I had to wonder exactly how I ended up here. It all started when I accidentally landed a job as a bartender - but not at a bar. At a guild, populated by mages, sorcerers, alchemists, witches, and psychics. Good thing this lame-o human is adaptable, right? Then my favorite guild members - three sexy, powerful, and intermittently charming mages - asked for my help.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this audio story

  • By Demetra Toula Iliopoulos on 12-01-18

Pretty Good

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

Reviewed: 02-08-19

Don't know why this series popped up in my paranormal romance search since there really isn't much romance at all but the series is still pretty good. Not gonna lie, I wish the main character could be more than just a mere human in a world of magic but the author does a good job pulling you in. The characters are interesting, the story flows well and the action is there. All in all, it was very much worth the credit. There are 4 books total in the series but 2 of them haven't been released yet. Still, I'm really looking forward to buying the other two once they're released.

  • Water World Warrior

  • A Sci-Fi Alien Mail Order Bride Romance
  • By: Lisa Lace
  • Narrated by: Addison Spear, Terrance Bayes
  • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 538
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 495
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 494

Why would I want to be married to an alien? I should not have applied to TerraMates! The idea was crazy. I'm a young woman, in the prime of my life. But I was desperate. When I landed on another world, his appearance intrigued me. He dripped sexuality and moved like an animal. We have three days together before he sets sail without me. Am I going to escape or submit to my desires?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • TerraMates ~ Great Series!

  • By Cheri on 05-06-16

Hard Pass

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

Reviewed: 11-17-18

This was.... painful to listen to. First, this doesn't reas like an "Alien" world. It reads more like someone wanted to write an entire world about the movie Waterworld and try to make it seem original. Yeah...... no. So Ash is sent to this Alien world completely able to understand their language because, of course, everyone speaks perfect English including slang *insert eye roll". Also, call me crazy but Nathaniel for an alien name..... good grief, it just gets worse. The sex scenes are like losing your virginity. Painful, a bit rushed, underwhelming and so unsatisfactory you're left wondering what the fuss is all about. What else....Oh! The male narrator is ok but the female voice is annoying which isn't helped by the fact she's reading a bad book. Frankly, I'm glad it's part of the romance package because if I'd wasted a credit on this book, I would've been pissed. If you're looking for a good series to start, I wouldn't recommend this one at all! Maybe the second book might be a better place to start but I highly doubt it. Just keep looking. Nothing worth reading here.

  • Her Mate's Secret Baby

  • Interstellar Brides, Volume 9
  • By: Grace Goodwin
  • Narrated by: Audrey Conway, BJ Pottsworth
  • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97

Natalie Montgomery wants a new life. While she may be rich, her life is empty. Her parents were never around, too rich and important to be bothered with a child. And when they present her with a emotionless fiancé, she's done. As a volunteer for the Interstellar Bride Program, she is thrilled to arrive on the hot, desert planet of Trion, and in the arms of a seductive warrior who makes her body burn. Roark of Trion is not eager for a mate. Danger and the constant threat of war dog his steps. But one look at his new bride, and his mind is changed. Natalie is everything he ever wanted in a woman...so soft, so passionate, so submissive to his every need. An attack on their outpost leaves Roark fighting for his life. For her protection, Natalie is transported back to Earth. Roark thinks she's dead. But she's very much alive and so is his newborn son.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Erotic sci-fi romance...

  • By Jonella A. Moore on 12-23-17

Rushed Story, weak characters

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

Reviewed: 11-13-18

I really wanted this book to be good. Interstellar brides? Sounds interesting and a bit unique as ideas go. Problem was, the story felt like you were being rushed to the end. Characters lacked any real depth that a longer, drawn out story would've allowed for. Natalie pouted like a baby when she wasn't immediately retrieved by her mate even knowing that time passed faster on Earth. That just made her look like a spoiled brat. I read the first book from the author and had hopes but frankly, she writes the same two characters over and over again. A woman who is submissive and a dominate male. Yawn. I feel like this author had something, idea wise, that could've been really interesting but dropped the ball to rush into each book. Really disappointed.

  • His Turn

  • The Turning Series, Book 3
  • By: JA Huss
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Kate Russell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 480
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 456
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 454

I look her body up and down as I circle her. Mine? I smile a devious, deviant, I'm-gonna-make-you-sorry-you-ever-started-playing-this-game-with-me smile. And then I take her hand. I lead her to the elevator. We go up to my apartment. I tie her wrists together with rope. Raise her arms above her head. And chain her to the ceiling. It's my turn.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not a fan on this one

  • By Anna L on 01-19-18

KMN

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

Reviewed: 10-15-18

Why? WHY! Why did I do this to myself. Why didn't I just listen to my gut and pass this book by with all speed. Why didn't I trust my conscience when it told me, "stop listening now. It won't get better"? Maybe I'm glutton for punishment. Seriously, I had hope because Bric actually did seem like an interesting character, if a bit idiotic at times by withholding information from him friends. This time around though.....Ugh!!! Two of the most vapid and mentally insipid characters I've ever had the displeasure of reading. Seriously, there was absolutely ZERO chemistry between the two. Everything was about power plays with no love lost between the two. No way could I buy that it was a hate turned love relationship. It was more...... more like that author needed to have them end up together when they should've ended up as far away from each other as possible. Do not. I repeat. DO NOT waste your credit on this awful thing. Just don't. Please.

  • The Wedding Rescue, Complete Series

  • By: Ivy Layne
  • Narrated by: Madison Coyle
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 244
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238

Leigha Carmichael is used to the quiet life. A junior accountant by day, she knows girls like her don't have exciting lives. She's smart, shy and her curvy body doesn't fit in among the beauty queens of Las Vegas. Still reeling from her ex-boyfriend's betrayal, Leigha's sworn off all men. Except she has a huge problem, and only the right man can solve it.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Great book... Narration ahm

  • By chuy jay on 08-11-16

Bad all over.

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

Reviewed: 08-28-18

If I'd had to spend a credit on this book, I'd have felt cheated. First off, the story was poorly written. The main female character is clueless and whiney. I hate when characters make obvious mistakes like running out to meet a guy who's trying to bribe you and not telling the guy you're sleeping with to "protect him". Umm, I don't know about you but I gotta figure that if he's smart enough to make billions, he's smart enough to take care of himself. That's just one instance of stupidity but there are more. The narrator is also incredibly hard to listen to. She narrates for both characters and, man, she's got whiney down pat but her interpretation of a man's voice is just painful. It's hard to care for these characters almost as much as it's hard to believe that three days is long enough for a guy to start dropping thousands of dollars and moving a girl in just because he wants some tail. Just.... if you're looking for a steamy, sexy, BBW novel, don't look here. You'll end up either turning it off before you finish or praying it ends sooner rather than later.

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  • Managing the Bosses Box Set #1-3: Billionaire Romance

  • By: Lexy Timms
  • Narrated by: Hannah Pralle
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 461
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 419
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 418

Jamie Connors has given up on finding a man. Despite being smart, pretty, and just slightly overweight, she's a magnet for the kind of guys that don't stay around. Her sister's wedding is at the foreground of the family's attention. Jamie would be fine with it if her sister wasn't pressuring her to lose weight so she'll fit in the maid of honor dress, her mother would get off her case, and her ex-boyfriend wasn't about to become her brother-in-law. Determined to step out on her own, she accepts a PA position from billionaire Alex Reid....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOVED THIS SERIES.....

  • By Maria on 08-23-16

Not Worth the listen

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

Reviewed: 08-25-18

I'll be honest, I'm writing this review without having finished the book. The reason I'm doing so is that, it's so bad, I might not be able to finish. This book sounds like a brand new author wrote it and self published after being rejected numerous times. I downloaded this because I was hoping for a good, or semi decent, BBW novel. Yeah..... no. The character starts off at a size 12 and spends, from what I've listened to, the first part of the book successfully losing weight. Not a BBW romance, Audible. The narrator, while not great, I could have listened to without too much irritation but the book was so bad, it made the narration seem that much worse. Honestly, this time, it's not just the narrator's fault. The book is just that bad. Jamie's family is horrid and she lacks a backbone to stand up to them. She's planning her heinous sister's wedding to her ex boyfriend and her mom and sister actually demand, DEMAND, she quit her job. Oh, and Jamie is the maid of honor but she won't be if she can't slim down to a size six to fit the dress already ordered for her. OH HELL NO! Does Jamie get furious at this treatment? Nope. She just shrugs it off like "That's family. What can you do." Grrr!!!! Does the bad stop there? HA! You wish! The fact that her main male character, Alex, made it to "billionaire" status without ever having a personal assistant is far fetched to say the least. Added to that, at one point the guy just takes off after something upsets him, has zero contact, and leaves his personal assistant to run a client meeting that could mean millions of dollars lost if it's blown?! I mean, WTF?! It's like no attempt at making this book even slightly realistic was made. My advice to the author, stick with what you know. If you don't know or understand the corporate world, leave it out of your writing because the lack of understanding shines through. I just....I can't. Future readers, save yourself the pain and find another BBW novel cuz this is awful.

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