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  • The Big Book of Domination

  • Erotic Fantasies
  • By: D. L. King, Laura Antoniou
  • Narrated by: Barclay Malmsbury, Tracie McCall
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Not every woman likes to submit. An increasing number of women like to be on top. And their partners love it! Filled with surprises and unexpected twists (yes, that kind, too!), this audiobook proves that when lust and desire take control, all bets are off. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Domination

  • By Sunday Barnaby on 12-13-18

Naughty Read With Good Variety

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

Reviewed: 10-18-18

The premise is strong and fit the description.

There is a great deal of variety in the stories and characters making this a good all-around collection.

I was picky with which stories I actually wanted to hear and was thankful that there was enough content to allow me to skip scenarios that I wasn't interested in.

I thought the overall performance/narration was just okay. The sound quality is good, the voices just didn't appeal to me and I felt like the readings could have been a lot better.

I agree with another reviewer's criticisms of the introduction. It's awful and completely unnecessary. If I wasn't committed to reviewing this title, the intro would have been enough to stop me in my tracks. I would suggest skipping the first 16 minutes by jumping to Section 4 using the chapter select.

This title was worth the time spent listening to it. I would recommend this to anyone interested in the premise/genre.

I'm looking forward to a future collection.

*This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

  • The Kurdish Bike: A Novel

  • By: Alesa Lightbourne
  • Narrated by: Alesa Lightbourne
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

With her marriage over and life gone flat, Theresa Turner responds to an online ad and lands at a school in Kurdish Iraq. Befriended by a widow in a nearby village, Theresa is embroiled in the joys and agonies of traditional Kurds, especially the women who survived Saddam's genocide only to be crippled by age-old restrictions, brutality, and honor killings.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You will love this

  • By Suzan on 08-24-18

Insightful, Well-Written, & Down-to-Earth

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

Reviewed: 09-20-18

I really enjoyed this story. Alesa's writing style is lovely and to the point. The premise was strong and fit the description.

The sound quality was good. The narration was down-to-earth and Alesa's voice added a unique charm to this title.

This title was well worth the time spent listening to it. I would recommend this to anyone interested in the experiences of an American living abroad, of a traveling teacher, or to anyone who is interested in expanding their cultural viewpoint.

I'm looking forward to more from this author in the future and I hope that she continues to narrate her own work (Please note that it's very uncommon for me to recommend titles where the author also narrates).

*This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

  • Discourses: Complete Books 1-4

  • Adapted for the Contemporary Reader (Harris Classics)
  • By: Epictetus, James Harris
  • Narrated by: Greg Douras
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

The Discourses of Epictetus are a series of extracts from the teachings of the Stoic philosopher, Epictetus. This is the complete version, containing books one through four.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Classic work that is too often overlooked . . .

  • By Bill Beaulac on 05-29-18

A Refreshing Classic & An Invaluable Tool

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

Reviewed: 05-29-18

A wonderful reading experience for those interested in stoic philosophy. This was an excellent follow up read to Meditations by Marcus Aurelius.

The narrator, Greg Douras, was perfect for reading this. He was clear and his tone was appropriate throughout.

This was worth the time spent listening to it. I have to highly recommend this one. Epictetus deserves more recognition for his work and a special place in the spotlight of stoic thought. This title was very refreshing and insightful. I will definitely be looking for more from this author/narrator duo. In addition, I would also recommend Letters From A Stoic by Lucius Seneca and also voiced by Greg Douras.

*This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

  • Ending In V

  • By: Michael Bussa
  • Narrated by: Peter Lerman
  • Length: 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

A dark and humorous, albeit, twisted story of two opposites on their sixth anniversary. They should never have married. Violet is submersed in fantasy and denial. She is blindly in love with Gideon who cannot bear to breathe in the same room with her. She manages her day in the ignorance of bliss, an element of the marriage that only she knows. Gideon is in torment every moment of each passing day. He finally realizes that it must end if he is to be free to search for his own happiness. What will he do?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Short quick fun.

  • By cosmitron on 04-19-18

Humorous Dialogue With A Twisted Ending

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

Reviewed: 04-18-18

Any additional comments?

A very short read that kept my attention throughout.

I thought the dialogue between characters was very good and funny up until the ending. The ending was fast and rough - a total shift in tone that shook the fun from me.

The narrator, Peter Lerman, does an awesome job voicing the characters. They were very funny and he brought them to life.

*This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • A Stranger's Kindness

  • By: EC Stilson
  • Narrated by: Courtney Parker
  • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 31

"Love can carry us through all of this. It doesn't age. Its back doesn't go out. It doesn't get arthritis, or need a motor. It doesn't lose its hearing or become forgetful. It is what keeps on when the years get late and our hair is grey. It's what can heal and buoy us through anything. I want to be old with you, yes, but I want to feel young with you forever." I finished reading the words and found myself speechless. I was a single mother, yet this selfless bachelor had come into my life, and he had literally changed everything.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Average romance..... good for a long trip.

  • By cosmitron on 03-01-18

A Wonderful And Uplifting Story

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

Reviewed: 04-17-18

What did you love best about A Stranger's Kindness?

The characters are very human and feel true to life. All of the main characters (with the exception of the Schmuck) are very likable and have great personalities.

This story is very uplifting. I could see it as being inspirational to people trying to heal from sour relationships or anyone needing a little bit of chicken soup for the soul. That said, I am very confident that most anyone would enjoy this title and especially if they're looking for a well-written and fun romance. The writing really struck a cord with me from the beginning and I'll admit that I did tear up a couple times while listening.

Who was your favorite character and why?

It's too hard to choose. They all have their merits (except the Schmuck - screw him).

Which scene was your favorite?

There are so many good scenes! One that made me laugh was when Mark takes Gina and the kids to meet his inquisitive grandmother.

Any additional comments?

The narrator, Courtney Parker, does a fantastic job reading this. I don't think they could have cast a better reader. Her voice is beautiful and perfectly fits the role.

This was worth the time spent listening to it. I have to highly recommend this one. This title was very refreshing. I will definitely be looking for more from both this author and narrator.

*This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Casting Gemma

  • Porn Casting, Book 1
  • By: C J Edwards
  • Narrated by: Anthony Lee
  • Length: 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

I was a successful adult movie casting agent, with all the big studios on my books. Okay, I wasn’t! But all the gorgeous wannabees who came through my door didn’t need to know that! In fact, I was a successful businessman with cash to spare and a high sex drive. I had a temporary studio set up, ads running, and cameras installed. All I needed to do was sit back and let the desperate young women come to me! This was gonna be great! 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A Backroom Casting Couch Fan Fiction

  • By Pizza Knight on 03-03-18

A Backroom Casting Couch Fan Fiction

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

Reviewed: 03-03-18

What disappointed you about Casting Gemma?

It was very poorly written. The grammar choice is extremely strange and crude. The whole thing comes across as feeling very immature and unoriginal.

It was almost like the author tried to come up with as many slang terms as possible for specific body parts or actions. "Lady Garden", "Clitty", "Trouser monster", "Playing hide the sausage", etc.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narration is not good. He also wasn't the right choice for this title, but I doubt anything could redeem it. The book seems to have been written from the perspective of a British man, but the narrator isn't British leaving a big gap with the dialect. It's also off-putting to have a story like this voiced completely by a man.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

No. There are a lot of very good titles in this genre that would be more worthwhile.

Any additional comments?

*This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Guided Meditation for Sleep, Relaxation, and Stress Relief

  • By: Guided Meditations
  • Narrated by: Melissa Meshey
  • Length: 12 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Sit or lay in a comfortable, quiet place. Breathe in through your nose and fill your diaphragm with oxygen. Relax your nostrils. Relax your throat and tongue. Allow the air to flow freely into your abdomen. Look down at your belly and watch it fill and empty. With awareness, choose to breathe through your belly, rather than up into your chest and shoulders. Close your eyes and continue breathing in and out for at least 10 breaths. Don't hurry or slow your breath. Quiet your mind and just breathe at a comfortable pace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A quick way to decompress 🏖️

  • By Mandymay💄👠👛 on 02-19-18

Less About Body Awareness And More About Energy

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

Reviewed: 02-23-18

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

No. There are a lot better guided meditations out there than this one.

Any additional comments?

The narration was just okay. It didn't feel particularly calming in comparison to a lot of other people reading guided meditations.

I didn't like that this meditation focuses very little on actual body awareness and more on magic light energy that travels all around the world, "...to places you've never seen and to ones that you have". I've never heard a guided meditation that utilizes this visualization tactic so poorly. Usually it's used to help a listener focus on particular areas of the body, not visit volcanoes and oceans or have an effect on people who aren't consciously aware of it around the globe.

The meditation comes across as very unfocused and I'm not sure what "new truths" I would have learned from this.

Usually with guided meditations they refrain from using overly specific descriptions to make them more accessible to people. An example of this would be like referencing your stomach instead of saying "solar plexus". This one makes that mistake several times, and with such little focus on your actual body I can see how that would totally stop someone's immersion.

The very early reference to emotional stress in reproductive organs left me (and anyone I've shared it with) with some unresolved questions.

*This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • An Unbidden Visitor

  • By: Dianne Ascroft
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
  • Length: 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

March 1913: Struggling to make ends meet, widow Bridget Murphy finds life in rural Ireland difficult, raising six children while farming her small acreage. With the help of neighbors and friends, Bridget is able to cope with the many arduous tasks and chores required of her. When an unnatural and terrifying force invades their house, threatening their family, Bridget is surprised to see so many backs turning on her. Fearing for themselves, those she once counted on for help and support will not risk their safety for her. Father Smyth, their priest, is the only one who stands alongside their family in the battle against the uninvited and fearsome poltergeist. But, prayers alone won't run the farm. Will Bridget find a way to save her home and her family before there's nowhere left to turn?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Beginning of a Horror Story.

  • By pixledust on 03-03-18

Short And Well-Written

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

Reviewed: 02-16-18

Would you listen to An Unbidden Visitor again? Why?

Yes. This title is worth sharing with others.

What about Elizabeth Klett’s performance did you like?

She was clear and had good pacing. I really liked her accent! She's very easy to listen to!

Any additional comments?

I really liked this short story. It's well-written and to the point. The premise was strong and it fit the description.

There are times that made me feel how tense the situation was and I could empathize with all the characters throughout.

The narrator, Elizabeth Klett, did an excellent job reading this title. I think she was the perfect choice for this role.

The sound quality was good.

This title was well worth the time spent listening to it. I would recommend this to anybody that likes supernatural short stories.

I'm looking forward to more from this author/narrator duo.

*This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Heartbreaker Episode 1

  • A God Complex Black Comedy
  • By: George Saoulidis
  • Narrated by: Kathy Vogel
  • Length: 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 25

Dexter meets Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce in this snarky black comedy that follows Eris as she toys with people's lives. When 25-year-old Eris gets fired from her minimum-wage job, she stumbles on her friend's startup which outsources bad news to people. But will she manage to keep her friendships intact when she finds out she's very good at delivering breakups, when demand is really picking up, and when the recipients don't take to the news too kindly?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Crazy but true, I could see this become a reality

  • By Ray Johnson on 02-13-18

Eris Is Awesome!

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

Reviewed: 02-15-18

Would you listen to Heartbreaker Episode 1 again? Why?

Yes. This was a very strong first episode and I am looking forward to sharing it with friends.

Which scene was your favorite?

The ice cream scene at the beginning.

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

Yes. It's short and sweet.

Any additional comments?

I thought this was an exciting and funny title. I was smiling in amazement for a good portion of the book. Eris is something else!

The pacing is just right.

The narrator, Kathy Vogel, was perfect for reading this. I really hope she does all the future episodes involving Eris.

This was worth the time spent listening to it. I have to highly recommend this one. This title was very refreshing and humorous. I will definitely be looking for more from this author/narrator duo. I am really looking forward to future episodes.

*This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Quail in the Family

  • The Story of Peep-Sight
  • By: William J. Plummer
  • Narrated by: Pete Ferrand
  • Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

This is the story of Peep-Sight, a Gambel's quail who came to live with the Plummer Family in Nevada. He captured their hearts, and he will capture yours. It describes the sensitive care one should take in adopting a wild creature and the rich rewards thereof.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely and Heartwarming Story

  • By Tatiana on 04-03-18

A Wonderful Tribute To A Special Little Bird

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

Reviewed: 02-15-18

What did you love best about A Quail in the Family?

The descriptions of how Peep and friends would go about their day and how much the family truly cared about them.

Which scene was your favorite?

When Peep lectures the kids for hanging on the fence.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This book is just lovely. It reminded me of a pet my family had that was beyond wonderful. In that sense it can be a little bit of a tear-jerker, but it reminds me to hold dear all the good memories I have.

Any additional comments?

The narrator, Pete Ferrand, did an excellent job and I feel that he was the perfect person to read this title.

I thought it was so interesting that William didn't want to deal with the bureaucratic red tape involved with keeping a wild animal, especially one that had become part of the family. That chapter of the book really spoke to me.

This was worth the time spent listening to it. Highly recommended.

*This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful