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  • Faking It

  • By: K. Bromberg
  • Narrated by: Rupert Channing, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,779
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,611
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,604

Zane Phillips mistook me for his dog walker. It shouldn’t surprise me that the man with a suit more expensive than my rent would assume that I was there to serve him. The positive? I put him in his place. The negative? I missed my job interview because of it. Now I find out he’s a rich Australian entrepreneur, and he wants to make up for tanking my interview. Yes, he’s impossibly hot - but he’s also an arrogant jackass - so...no thanks. But after a little white lie I tell spirals out of control, I’m somehow offered the chance to play Zane’s girlfriend to help promote his new dating website....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • COMPELLING, COMPULSIVE & A COMPLETE BARGAIN

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 09-29-18

sweet, light and sexy! And that accent...wow!

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

Such a light, sweet and sexy story that will make you laugh and swoon the whole time.If you are an audio lover or new to it, this was definitely a great listen – perfect narration by Rupert Channing and Erin Mallon and let me just tell you: you don’t want to miss that hot accent! I caught myself sighing every time I heard him say the number of the chapter and then Zane. Amazing job in reading this story and transferring all the emotions from it.

This might be the first book by K. Bromberg that didn’t make me cry, but I loved it anyway. I’m a huge fan of stories about fake relationships and this was no exception. It was a cute and funny read, full of witty banter and some really hilarious situations.

Zane was a cocky, arrogant Aussie – the typical bad boy who didn’t believe in love although he owned a dating website. He was used to always getting what he wanted and being in control. But Harlow was his equal match in sassiness, confidence, and defiance, so from here on the fun began. They were both trying to have the upper hand in this unusual predicament they found themselves in. I was laughing so hard with those two and enjoying myself immensely with the sexy banter between them and their witty come-backs.

They were trying to fight this attraction between them but apparently failed miserably. There was a lot of pent up sexual tension in the beginning and it was cute watching them develop feelings for each other while trying to fool themselves into believing it was all FAKE.

When they finally succumbed to their inner desires, it was like an explosion of passion and steamy hot scenes. Really sexy and do I need to remind you again of the hot AF voice reading some of these scenes…Phew! Still fanning myself!

I loved the little challenges they had to face. Loved how they dealt with everything as a true couple, although constantly denying the idea. Loved the little twists here and there and the whole ending part was so sweet, it left me with a huge grin on my face and warmed my heart.

Perfect combo of story and narration. Give it a try if you’re in the mood for a light, funny, sexy read. And don’t forget the accent. It’s so so good it’ll sure make you swoon.

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  • Flawless

  • The Diamond Club, Book 0
  • By: Jude Ouvrard, Diamond Club
  • Narrated by: Tor Thom, Charley Ongel
  • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

Unable to ignore his father’s dying wish, Thomas finds himself descending into an unknown world of deceit, corruption, and temptation. A place where the possession of diamonds is priority, and there are no limits when it comes to acquiring them. Welcome to The Diamond Club. To better understand the secret life his father has been living and continue to protect his mother and sister, TJ will have to leave behind his current way of life and all he finds comfortable. He soon learns what a small world this is when the decision has him crossing paths with an old flame.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Will leave you wanting to read more!

  • By Dawn Fuhrman on 06-29-18

Great narration!

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

Reviewed: 08-03-18

This was a light, quick story and a really good job in terms of audio. I really love listening to duet narration, but this duo completely nailed it and I hope they get more popularity within the audio world, cause they did great reading this story. And this voice of Tor Thom is just as yummy as Sebastian York’s.

The story itself started very promising, with some intrigue and suspense. I was curious to find out more about this Diamond club. It was really a strong beginning with a very interesting plot. But somewhere in the middle things got a bit slow and the ending kind of disappointed me. I was expecting something more action-packed and complex having in mind the whole story before that. All the issues kind of solved themselves miraculously and this was so unrealistic. I really expected way more with all the drama and complex storylines that were raised in the beginning. I know it was a short story but still felt like something was missing.
So if I have to be honest my rating is more about the audio which was perfect, not so much about the story. It was decent for a quick read, but don’t expect too much of it. At least you’ll get a great duet narration to listen to.

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  • After

  • After, Book 1
  • By: Anna Todd
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Louise
  • Length: 16 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,077
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 959
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 967

There was the time before Tessa met Hardin, and then there’s everything After... Life will never be the same. #Hessa... Tessa is a good girl with a sweet, reliable boyfriend back home. She’s got direction, ambition, and a mother who’s intent on keeping her that way. But she’s barely moved into her freshman dorm when she runs into Hardin. With his tousled brown hair, cocky British accent, tattoos, and lip ring, Hardin is cute and different from what she’s used to.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 01-14-18

Great narration a mediocre story

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

Reviewed: 03-25-18

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

maybe some teenagers

Would you ever listen to anything by Anna Todd again?

no at the moment

Which scene was your favorite?

the ending of the book with the big OMG moment

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

annoyance with the MCs and boredom

Any additional comments?

I swear, I lost 16 hours and a half of my life listening to this book and I don’t think I can say I’ll remember anything from it in a month, except maybe how annoying the MCs were and what a tedious story that was. Maybe it will work for some teenagers and they will love it, but I really can’t get the hype about this book at all. Maybe I’m reading it after having read a lot in the genre and I should tell you, there are definitely so many much better stories out there. I was probably rolling my eyes half of the book with the way this story was develeoped. I lost count on how many fights those two got into, apologized and made up. I could sum up this book in one sentence – they got into a fight over something (I really don’t remember all the issues they fought over), Hardin apologized and said he is sorry and he would do better, Tessa forgave him and they made up. This was repeated over and over for more than 16 hours and although I’m a fan of drama and good angst in a book, I lost patience with this story way before the middle. But since so many friends recommended it to me, I had to get to the end to at least make sure I won’t be missing out on something huge and memorable in this story. Well, I can’t say I was'n and I don’t think I’ll invest any additional time in reading/listening to the other books cause I really don’t care how many more times those two will fight and make up in the future. 16 hours are more than enough to test my patience. It was as if those two were having multiple personality disorder. Hardin was being mean to Tessa and calling her names one minute and the next one he was groveling in her feet and asking for her forgiveness. And each time she was so weak and just let him back in. And don’t let me start on her absurd behavior in the beginning of the book – (spoiler!!!!! being with one boy, saying you love him, but at the same time at the first possible chance hooking up with a guy you claim you can’t stand. She was with said boyfriend, Hardin called her in the middle of the night, she got her boyfriend’s car and went to Hardin and they made out all night while her boyfriend waited patiently in her dorm?!!! WTF? )
EYE ROLL. EYE ROLL. EYE ROLL! Get a grip and make up your damn mind. I really couldn’t find anything memorable in this story. There were some nice parts that Hardin was being kind and soft, but they lasted for like 5 minutes and then the next moment he was again being a jerk. I guess he had his reasons to be the way he was, but I got tired of his excuses and to be honest I was pissed at Tessa for putting up with all his shit. She should have stood up for herself way sooner and stopped forgiving him every single time and turn to mush the moment he said He loved her which BTW happened every 10 minutes in the final part of the book and after one point gets also a bit annoying. The only part I actually enjoyed was the last 20 minutes of the book with the big WTF moment there. That was well played, I have to admit. A big twist which makes me curious as to how this story might progress, but I’m not convinced it will not be the same break up and make up over and over like this whole book. So I’ll just pass…So to sum it up. No, this wasn’t my story at all. Childish behavior on both parts, repeated plot over and over and just a long, tedious story altogether. Having said all that I have to give credit to the narrator who BTW did a great job at transferring the emotions, even giving Hardin his British accent while speaking. A great act on her part, but a mediocre story IMO.

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  • Dane's Storm

  • By: Mia Sheridan
  • Narrated by: Lance Greenfield, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,737
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,604
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,597

Dane was her first kiss and the only man she ever loved...until their marriage crashed and burned. Now Audra has built a quiet life for herself running a flower shop she's put her whole heart into. But Audra is left reeling when an unexpected circumstance brings Dane back into her world. He's still as breathtaking as he ever was, and he still affects her more than any man she's ever known. Yet learning to trust him again could be a matter of life and death....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Second chance/Survival story. Performance just okay.

  • By Avid Reader on 04-03-18

5 mind-blowing stars

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

Reviewed: 03-09-18

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes! Because it is an epic and exceptional romantic story.

What other book might you compare Dane's Storm to and why?

I can't compare it to any other book,it's unique on its own. It has Mia's style of a good romantic book.

What about Lance Greenfield and Erin Mallon ’s performance did you like?

They did great in transferring the emotions with their narration. I love their voices as well. They speak very clearly and distinctly which for a no native speaker like me is a great plus.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

There were a few moments that brought me to tears in this book. It's an emotional book.

Any additional comments?

I have no words to express everything I feel after reading this book. My heart is overflowing with emotions, my eyes still have tears and I cannot come down from the high this book gave me. I’m a huge fan of Mia and her writing, but I think this is my absolute favorite of hers up to now. And I may add my top of the top for this year so far.

I love a good second chance romance any time, but throw into the mix some tragic past to spice up the story and crash the couple on a snowy mountain and leave them to survive the impossible. I’m sold! And don’t let me start on the writing. It was so beautiful with such attention to every single detail I felt like I was there. I lived and breathed this story. That’s how amazing it was written. I felt each snowflake flowing from the sky, the frigid cold wind blowing in my face, the hunger, the desperation, the fear, the agonizing pain. But most of all I felt their emotions. So colorful and so pure, so real that I thought my heart may burst out from all the feelings this book brought me. And kudos to the narrators Lance Greenfield and Erin Mallon who did a good job transferring all those feelings with their acting. Everything was simply exceptional.

Not only was the plot so original and intriguing, but the characters had so much depth that made the story so much more realistic. Each one of them had their strengths individually, but together they complemented each other perfectly and they made a great team.

Audra - she was one of these female characters that I instantly admired. I was in awe with her strength and how she survived everything that life threw at her. She had a lot of pain hidden inside and my heart ached for her and all the things she had endured. But she held on to the things she was passionate about – her flower shop and the dreams she had for turning it into a successful business.

…and Dane… OMG Dane! Swoon material alert, ladies!!! Like top BBF swoon material!! I didn’t know what to think of him in the beginning. But little by little, as the story progressed and I learned more and more about him, I started to like him and he grew under my skin. Then when we met him in the present I was completely and utterly in love. He was so kind, caring and attentive, and even though he was trying to suppress his emotions, his love for Audra was unmistakable. He certainly made some poor choices, but they both did. They were young, and hurting and the decisions they made took them apart, but they never get over each other, because some people are just meant to be together.

I loved how this story was structured. It picked my interest right from the start and I kept wondering what must have happened to those two. With the little flashbacks to the past the story got more poignat and intriguing. I wanted to know everything, but it was like unwrapping a present. Layer by layer everything was revealed and I was simply mesmerized. We got more insight on both their feelings and how they eneded up where they were. And the moment they reunited it was like they were unleashing all those hidden inside feelings and everything turned explosive. The passion, the tension, the insecurity, the secret longing for each other – it was like a tidal wave of emotions flowing from the pages.

And then the story took a completely different direction and that was my favourite part of the book. Having to survive on a snowy mountain, with little to no resourses, they had only each other to rely on. The book became more intense, there were moments I was biting my nails and felt like my heart was going to come out of my chest from the action-packed scenes. There were moments I was truly terrified for them, but that was the part that completely stole my heart and made this book a solid 5 star read for me. The instant they opened up to each other and started trusting each other with their lives in order to come out of this predicament they found themselves in, I was like hypnotized and I couldn’t stop listening. This part was so fast paced and although it was more action oriented, there were some very emotional moments of revelations and long-overdue truths spoken. They grieved their loss, they suffered together, they fought to survive, but most of all their second crash opened their souls to each other, so they could find their absolution.

An exceptional book with a memorable plot that completely transferred me to this frigid place on top of a mountain and made me experience the full spectrum of emotions – from fear and heartbreak, to calm and forgiveness, from grief and despair, to love and salvation. The ending was a crazy roller-coaster of emotions and I really didn’t see this plot-twist coming but it wrapped up the story pretty nicely. It was certainly a powerful story that will stay with me for a long time to come.

A second-chance romance that completely blew my mind, melted my heart and warmed my soul with the depth of its characters, the sincerity and purity in their feelings, the beauty with which it was written and the intense plot that completed all this and made it the perfect package for me.

19 of 23 people found this review helpful