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  • The Wish Collector

  • By: Mia Sheridan
  • Narrated by: Zachary Webber, Virginia Rose
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

When ballet dancer Clara Campbell arrives in New Orleans, lonely and homesick, she is immediately captivated by the story of Windisle Plantation and the tragic tale that is said to have transpired beyond its gate. Legend has it that it is abandoned by all living souls, but to Clara’s great surprise, it is not a ghost she hears through the stone wall surrounding the property, but a flesh and blood man: a scarred stranger with a pain deeper and darker than the churning waters of the Mississippi river that flows beside his self-imposed prison.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful story!! ❤❤

  • By Captivated Listener!! on 03-19-19

LOVED IT!

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

Reviewed: 03-22-19

Normally I hate books that straddle between 1st and 3rd person but I loved every word in this book. The narrators were mostly magnificent! I say mostly bcz our heroine was supposed to be young, I believe in her early 20's...and Virginia sounded a bit drab at times. But for the most part she did a bang up job- especially during the flashbacks in the 1800's. And ZW, I don't think he could ever do anything wrong on a mic. Well...unless maybe he accidentally pooted really loudly and everyone heard it or something stupid like that! But that would never happen. 😂 God I hope no one really reads my reviews past the first sentence or two. Anyway, the book itself was amazing and it's definitely worth a credit but I happened to get it on sale, YAY! ❤️

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  • Sweet Liar

  • Dirty Sweet, Book 1
  • By: Laurelin Paige
  • Narrated by: Carly Robins, Shane East
  • Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114

British ad exec Dylan Locke isn't looking for love. He isn't looking for fate. He's definitely not looking for Audrey Lind. She's pretty, far too young, and overly romantic - in short, exhausting. But when the girl, young enough to be his daughter, literally lands in his lap and asks for his expertise, he'd be lying if he said he wasn't interested. In her body, in her innocence, in her philosophy. In the kind of kismet that starts with kisses. But Audrey isn't looking for love either - she's looking for lessons, and she's certain Dylan knows everything she needs to learn. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • at last

  • By Linda on 03-15-19

Good but...

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

Reviewed: 03-21-19

Carly Robins British accent sounded more like a witch or someone real evil. Her natural voice is just a little better than the accent. It's so high pitched it makes me want to cringe. Shane East is great...though not my favorite at all. He sounds sorta theatrical and that does nothing for me. But the narrators aren't going to prevent me from getting the next book.

As far as the story goes, it was great to hear what went on with other characters "behind the scenes" of previous books. This story was good and very plausible. I liked it a lot but no way would I re-listen. Sorry! ❤️

  • Angel After Dark (After Dark Series, #1)

  • By: Kahlen Aymes
  • Narrated by: Jessie Briar, Zachary Webber
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 202
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 191
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 191

Dr. Angeline Hemming is a beautiful, sassy, no-nonsense type of girl who has risen from a difficult past to become one of Chicago's most successful and respected criminal profilers. In exchange for free commercials to promote her favorite charitable causes, Angel answers calls and gives relationship advice on a Friday night radio program.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting Narration

  • By The Elf in the Kitchen on 11-18-15

Better than I expected!

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

Reviewed: 03-01-19

Overall, I HATE books in 3rd person but I was happy this book at least jumped back and forth between 1st and 3rd.

Narration: Anything Zachary Webber narrators is golden in my book. Well- at least he makes his parts golden and improves the book overall IMO. But Jessie Briar as the overall, 3rd person narrator was a drag. Her 3rd person voice was way too theatrical for the content of the book. However, during her 1st parts, she did a fantastic job.

Story: I really love the theme and direction of this book. Lots of twists and a descent amount of push and pull.

Characters: Alex...LOVE HIM (Although I could be bias lololol). Seriously, on the surface he seems like a jerk but he's just a guy who knows what he wants- I just don't see what he sees in the heroine outside of her intelligence on paper and beauty. Angel- ugh! She offers good advice as a talk show therapist but outside of that she seems like someone who needs therapy herself. Also- her character is insecure and lacks the intellect you'd expect from a doctor. No character or person is perfect but she seems more like a college freshmen more than a grown woman. She can't see a good thing when it's right in her face.

Lastly, I'm glad this book finally made it in the RP! I wanted this book so bad but couldn't get past the theatrical 3rd party parts to buy and keep this series so I'm glad I could listen for free and at the end of the series I may or may not purchase it so I can add it to my ZW collection lol!

  • Hosed

  • By: Lili Valente, Pippa Grant
  • Narrated by: Jacob Morgan, Virginia Rose
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278

The world’s sexiest firefighter is about to get a second chance with the virgin next door.... He’s bossy, arrogant, and so ridiculously hot that he should come with a warning label and a pair of flame-retardant coveralls. He’s also the boy who broke my heart when we were in high school. I want to move in next door to Ryan O’Dell the way I want to be the virgin gamer geek suddenly in charge of running my sister’s sex-toy factory. Too bad both are written in my stars.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Quirky, original, and fun!

  • By kestergayle on 01-19-19

I LOVE George Cooney!

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

Reviewed: 02-05-19

I flippin’ loved this book!

Narrators: ZW is amazing as always- so freggin talented because he delivers distinct personalities for each character. IDK how he keeps up with voices associated with each character to make them different. Great performance! VR did a good job as well, though her voice sounds a bit more docile than humorous. IMO- Ava Erickson’s witty tone would’ve made an already great performance even better!

Story: Light hearted and hilarious! It’s pretty YA if you ask me but that’s okay- deep, heavy books aren’t always what the audience needs. Anyway- there was a good amount of character building; coupled with a touch of angst! It was fantastic although Cassie’s virginity would’ve been more believable if she was the younger sister verses the older one (unless I heard that wrong with all my laughter muffling the sound lol)! Oh and George...what a guy, he’s fabulous! ❤️

Worth a credit? ABSOLUTELY!!

  • Lucky Suit

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Zachary Webber, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12,395
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,282
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,249

I'm breaking up with setups. No more “you should meet my son, nephew, grandson, the butcher, the guy down the street who mows my lawn.” People mean well, but machines know better, so I'll rely on the great dating algorithms of the web to find my ideal man, thank you very much. Soon enough, it looks like I’ve found him - his screen name is Lucky Suit, and he’s hilarious, quick-witted, and full of heart. But when we finally get together in person, I have the distinct feeling I’ve met him before. Funny enough - he says the same thing about me. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved

  • By Thai on 02-06-19

Nerd love at its best!

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

Reviewed: 02-01-19

I LOVED IT!

Narrators- AA and ZW are the Dynamic Duo of audiobooks! They have so much chemistry and are both fantastic actors. I can’t get enough of them! They made each character come to life in an already fantastic novella!

Story- While it is a short book, hence the novella description...it was a little too short but it didn’t take away from the chuckles and swoon worthy story. I still think a novella could’ve still be achieved if it were an hour longer and touched more on the H/h relationship. I’m happy there wasn’t insta love / sex / fighting in this book. It was a perfect combination of smart people with a great sense of humor going through the motions of dating and living life. Loved the grandma- she’s hilarious!

Truly “must listen” when you need to smile!❤️

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  • The Singer

  • By: Elizabeth Hunter
  • Narrated by: Zachary Webber
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,118
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,057
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,054

When you've lost everything you love, how do you fight the darkness? Ava left Istanbul with a new identity, new name, and new magic she could barely control. Laid low by Malachi's sacrifice, she searches for help from the fabled Irina. But will the secretive women of the Irin race welcome or shun her? Ava's origins are still a mystery, and her powers are darker than any they've encountered before. The Irin world hangs in the balance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Sing for The Singer

  • By The Elf in the Kitchen on 01-21-15

Looooved it!

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

Reviewed: 01-23-19

Like I said in a previous review, I've had these books for a while but forgot to write a review on audible so I thought I'd do one while I'm relisting AGAIN!

Narrator- Freggin fantastic to the 37th power (is that's thing?) If you read my first IRIN Chronicles review, this review mirrors my previous review on the first book. Excellent!!

Story- The beginning was confusing but after the first 30 mins you actually find yourself in their world! The story is AMAZING! I just can't get enough! ❤️❤️❤️

  • The Scribe

  • By: Elizabeth Hunter
  • Narrated by: Zachary Webber
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,336
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,251
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,250

Hidden at the crossroads of the world, an ancient race battles to protect humanity, even as it dies from within. Ava Matheson came to Istanbul looking for answers, but others came looking for her. A reckless warrior guards her steps, but will Malachi's own past blind him to the truth of who Ava might be? While ancient forces gather around them, both Ava and Malachi search for answers. Whispering voices. Deadly touch. Their passion should be impossible... or it could be the only thing that will keep them alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrific Listen, Terrific Story

  • By The Elf in the Kitchen on 01-14-15

I effing love this book / series

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

Reviewed: 01-23-19

First of all...I've had the IRIN Chronicles for 2 years and have listened to the books about 10xs already but I forget to do reviews on books I've purchased myself. SMH!

Narrator- BOMB.COM! Okay so y'all know my ears are slaves to Zachary Webber's magnificent voice so- I'll keep this review as unbias as possible. HE EFFING BLEW IT AWAY DUDE! There's gotta be 10-15 characters in this book, with various accents plus it goes from first person to third person so you know it was a complex performance! Every scene, character and emotion was authentic to the person / situation and I never once got confused. ZW did an outstanding job acting out the story in this book. I don't even like paranormal but I got it bcz he was narrating it (plus it was on sale lol) anyway- damn good job in defining each characters personality and making them an individual, this includes the heroine. There is no other narrator that could've done it; male or female. NONE! PERIOD!!

Story- it was AMAZING! As I mentioned, I only got to booz bcz of the narrator but I LOVED the series (well, books 1-3...if ZW narrated the 4th book I would've gotten that too but 🥴...). Anyway- since I'm unfamiliar with paranormal I had no experience with certain types of common placed creatures. Elizabeth Hunter did an excellent job explaining the types of supernatural-angelic, type creature thingies without making the story elementary. The love scenes were written in good taste. The character descriptions and places are excellent, affording the reader / listener a visual of what is happening. The down side is, it was written so well that I compare every other paranormal romance book to this and they all pale in comparison to the IRIN Chronicles. Anyway- even if it's in the RP, I'd buy it all over again if I had to- it was that good, dude! ❤️

  • Damaged Locke

  • Locke Brothers, Book 1
  • By: Victoria Ashley, Jenika Snow
  • Narrated by: Wen Ross, Kai Kennicott
  • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

Whispers of the Locke brothers fill the town, facts and reality twisted to fit what these motherf--kers believe they know about us. That we’re sadistic bastards, incapable of any real emotions or fear. Maybe they’re not wrong about that. That is, until I set my sights on Kadence King, getting just as drawn to her as I am the darkness. It’s the first time I’ve felt anything in a long time. But would she really be scared knowing the depth, the lengths I go with my brothers to make any f--ker who crosses us pay?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loving those Lockes!

  • By PATRICIA on 08-23-18

Nice little short

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

Reviewed: 01-20-19

I thought it would be darker than what it was but it was better than I anticipated.

Narrators- Both Wen and Kai did a great job. I love Kai's voice. It's soothing patience is very calming to the listener. Wen's voice is fantasticly theatrical and it works for him though I'd much prefer his normal speaking voice particularly when paired with Kai's soothing one. In any case, his theatrical voice always puts my brain in Broadway stage mode unlike other narrators, my brain sees movies and whatnot. Whatever- he was my jam in this book!

Story- Honestly, novellas okay just okay for me. They typically move way to fast into Instalove but this wasn't exactly the case for this book. It had just the right pace to keep me interested in this book but not enough to keep me wanting more from the series. Anyway- don't let my opinion stop you from getting it if you like the bad boy bros who live with one another and claim women. 🤔

  • Like the Wind

  • By: J. Bengtsson
  • Narrated by: Callie Dalton, Zachary Webber
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,724
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,627
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,630

When a letter from his supposedly deceased mother finds its way into his hands, life changes in an instant for international pop star Bodhi Beckett. Reeling from the deception of those closest to him, Bodhi spirals out of control and is sent to a secluded mansion in the coastal mountains of Southern California for some rest and relaxation. But the retreat proves to be anything but relaxing when a raging wildfire sets the landscape around him ablaze. While escaping the flames, Bodhi rescues Breeze, a quirky, pet-loving woman, and together the two fight their way to safety. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ahhh-amazing

  • By Christy Almeida on 01-16-19

A very sweet YA story with talented actors!

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

Reviewed: 01-19-19

Narrators: First I thought the female narrators voice was a little distracting but I got used to her when I stopped comparing her to others actresses. I just accepted the cadence and pitch of her voice for what it was then moved on. Both actors voices are very distinct- one being particularly yummy...but in all seriousness, it's difficult to transition into a character of the opposite sex. However, they both did a fantastic job holding onto their main characters voice while making other character transitions. That's super important to me as well as an emotional performance when I'm listening to a book. Often times narrators get so caught up in character transitioning (especially of the opposite sex) they end up sounding absolutely ridiculous and ruin an audiobook! But this certainly was not the case here! Well done guys! ❤️

Story: Jill does not disappoint with the funny antics she gives her characters. I loved Bodhi and Breez's journey but with so much revealed close to the end, I wanted more. Maybe for Breez to attend one show or something (there's more I'd like to add but I won't give it away). I also wanted the epilogue to end with additional insight into the future of Bohdi's family. But hey- Burger King doesn't sell pizza either so I guess you really can't have it your way! As I said in the beginning, it's very YA and super sweet. Thanks for letting releasing this in the Romance Package bcz buying every single ZW narrated books gets freggin expensive! Enjoy! ❤️❤️❤️

  • Repeat

  • By: Kylie Scott
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,727
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,547
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,541

When a vicious attack leaves 25-year-old Clementine Johns with no memory, she’s forced to start over. Now she has figure out who she was and why she made the choices she did - which includes leaving the supposed love of her life, tattoo artist Ed Larsen, only a month before. Ed can hardly believe it when his ex shows up at his tattoo parlor with no memory of their past, asking about the breakup that nearly destroyed him. The last thing he needs is more heartache, but he can’t seem to let her go again. Should they walk away for good, or does their love deserve a repeat performance?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Adorable Story of Love

  • By B. Wood on 01-10-19

Great come back!

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

Reviewed: 01-10-19

Audio- Andi is spectacular as always.

Plot- Not original but very interesting and kept freshly YA

Pros- Andi Arndt! If she hasn't narrated this book I don't think I could've finished it.

Cons- The book had a strong start but it drrrrrrraaaaged in the middle and took forever to get to the end. I wish we could've heard more about her ordeal, nightmares, or flashback of Clementine's former self. IDK- for then length of the audio, more substantial content could've been added. Also- I've noticed that when an author has a grammatical error the narrator doesn't correct it; they just read what's on the page. Maybe I'm wrong but I feel like I heard some grammatical errors or an inadvertant omission of a word, for example, I walked dog instead of I walked the dog. I'm not saying my example is what was read or written, it just the type of error I picked up on once or twice. Not a big deal but there you have it.

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