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  • Misadventures of a College Girl

  • By: Lauren Rowe
  • Narrated by: Lauren Rowe
  • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 131

Straightlaced freshman Zooey Cartwright has arrived at UCLA determined to have a heck of a lot more fun in college than she did in high school. What's the first item on Zooey's agenda before classes start in two days? Losing her pesky V card. She's definitely not looking for a boyfriend, so where can Zooey find the right guy to do the deed and move along without a backward glance? At a party thrown by a bunch of football players, of course. Enter Tyler Caldwell. A beast on the field and off, cocky as heck, and often wearing T-shirts with sayings like "God's Gift to Womankind".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Written in the Stars

  • By bookbruin on 04-09-18

Love Lauren Rowe as both an author and narrator!

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

Reviewed: 03-03-18

I'm not a huge fan of YA romance (Zooey is an 18 year-old college freshman), but both she and Tyler are SO great together that it's easily one of my favorites! As for the narration... Lauren Rowe outdid herself this time, she's always great, but the emotion she put into her voice made the story that much more special. All teenage girls need to find themselves a Tyler ;)

  • The Score

  • By: Elle Kennedy
  • Narrated by: Savannah Peachwood, Andrew Eiden
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 559
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 511
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 512

Allie Hayes is in crisis mode. With graduation looming, she still doesn't have the first clue about what she's going to do after college. To make matters worse, she's nursing a broken heart thanks to the end of her longtime relationship. Wild rebound sex is definitely not the solution to her problems, but gorgeous hockey star Dean Di-Laurentis is impossible to resist. Just once, though, because even if her future is uncertain, it sure as heck won't include the king of one-night stands.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What a Difference a Narrator Makes (or Narrators)!

  • By ADV on 09-27-16

Yay, Audible listened!

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

Reviewed: 10-19-16

What made the experience of listening to The Score the most enjoyable?

Having been really disappointed in the audio version of 'The Deal' -the first book in the series due to the narrator, I was really happy to see that this dual POV story had new narrators that fit the characters of the book.

What does Savannah Peachwood and Andrew Eiden bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The narrators really brought the appropriate tone and voice to the characters -rather than it seeming like someone was just reading a book to me, they made me feel like they were the characters and brought the story to life.

Any additional comments?

Thank you Audible for paying attention to feedback provided about narrators and dual POV books, and then making adjustments to books later in a series!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Deal

  • By: Elle Kennedy
  • Narrated by: Lorelei Avalon
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 873
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 792
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 796

She's about to make a deal with the college bad boy.... Hannah Wells has finally found someone who turns her on. But while she might be confident in every other area of her life, she's carting around a full set of baggage when it comes to sex and seduction. If she wants to get her crush's attention, she'll have to step out of her comfort zone and make him take notice, even if it means tutoring the annoying, childish, cocky captain of the hockey team in exchange for a pretend date.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Love the book, not thrilled with the narration...

  • By Nancy Nurse on 11-05-15

Love the book, not thrilled with the narration...

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

Reviewed: 11-05-15

If you could sum up The Deal in three words, what would they be?

Awesome fun story -read it, don't listen

Who was your favorite character and why?

I LOVE Garrett and Hannah apart and even more together -they both have quick minds and are genuine in everything they do.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Lorelei Avalon?

Alternated between a male and female narrator for Hannah and Garrett's chapters. Maybe Madeline Maby and Zachary Webber...

Any additional comments?

LOVE the book! This is one of the few books I have re-read only a few months after initially reading -the dialog between the characters and the texts back and forth made me laugh out loud while reading. I was really excited to see it was coming out as an audiobook so I could listen to the story during my crazy daily commute.

The narrated version is not at all what I expected -Ms. Avalon has a very deep and nasal-toned voice and does not fit for a 20 year-old woman OR a 20 year-old man (she is playing both characters -even though the books chapters are split between the male and female POV); her intonation is off and does not do the story justice. I found myself annoyed when really common phrases were narrated in a way that stressed words in an oddly -I have no idea how old Ms. Avalon is, but based on the narration, I am guessing she is significantly older than the characters and has never uttered similar dialogue in her everyday life.

I'm glad I only paid $1.99 to add the audio version, because I am really disappointed with the result and don't think I'll be making past the first couple of hours :-(

19 of 19 people found this review helpful