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  • The Ruthless Gentleman

  • By: Louise Bay
  • Narrated by: Shane East, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 950
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 883
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 877

As a chief stewardess on luxury superyachts, I massage egos, pamper the spoiled, and cater to the most outlandish desires of the rich and famous. I've never had a guest want something I can't give them. Until British businessman Hayden Wolf comes aboard - all sexy swagger and mysterious requests. But guests are strictly off limits and I've never broken a rule. Not even bent one. My family are depending on me and I can't lose my job. Only problem is Hayden Wolf is looking at me like I just changed his life. And he's touching me like he's about to change mine.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Six and half hours in...

  • By Shelley on 05-17-18

Nothing new to see here folks!

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

Reviewed: 05-19-18

Boy meets girl, boy betrays girl, boy begs girl in less than 1 chapter to forgive him, girls clothes fall off! Stella narrators though!

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Blood Type

  • Blood Type series, Book 1
  • By: K.A. Linde
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Elizabeth
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 167
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 159

For Reyna Carpenter, giving up her body isn't a choice. It's survival. In a civilization laid to waste by poverty and desperation, Reyna accepts a high-paying position with the wealthy and hungry vampire elite. Her new job is as the live-in blood escort for the intimidating, demanding, and devilishly handsome Beckham Anderson. He's everything she expected from a vampire, except for one thing - he won't feed off her. Reyna soon discovers that behind Beckham's brooding, wicked façade lies a unique and complex man.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sexy, engaging and oh so good!! I WANT MORE!!!!

  • By Patricia Villali Koett on 04-27-18

Refund, please!

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

Reviewed: 05-08-18

Really expected sharper, intelligent dialogue. I wanted to like, but then the cliff hanger, so no.

  • Lethal

  • Booktrack Edition
  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Victor Slezak
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193

When her four-year-old daughter informs her a sick man is in their yard, Honor Gillette rushes out to help him. But that "sick" man turns out to be Lee Coburn, the man accused of murdering seven people the night before. Dangerous, desperate, and armed, he promises Honor that she and her daughter won't be hurt as long as she does everything he asks. She has no choice but to accept him at his word.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By Michelle Sawyer on 11-30-17

UGH!

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

Reviewed: 10-10-17

So pissed with the way Honor, Lee & Emily's HEA was written. Totally ruined it for me!

1 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Wrong Man

  • Love Unexpected, Volume 2
  • By: Delaney Diamond
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164

Construction foreman Tomas Molina has no desire to settle down. He enjoys the single life too much, with all the choices of women available to him. But when ad executive Talia Jackson becomes single again, they start an affair that has him questioning his beliefs about relationships. And the next thing he knows, he's the one demanding exclusivity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really Good Book

  • By I HATE THIS NEW LOOK on 10-18-15

Sweet romance!

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

Reviewed: 11-18-15

Would you listen to The Wrong Man again? Why?

Yes. It is well written and I good relate to the storyline and characters.

Have you listened to any of Michael Pauley’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Let go & Love!

Any additional comments?

A relatable romance. I was impressed with its complicated simplicity!. Well written! Half way through the book, before I could get pass the narrators accent of Tomas.

  • An Obsession with Vengeance

  • By: Nancy Haviland
  • Narrated by: Scott Schumaker
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 398
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 372
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 370

Maksim Kirov is a mobster who gets what he wants, both at his posh gentleman's club in Hell's Kitchen and in the bedroom. Sexy, dangerous, and obsessed with control, he's risen through the ranks to become a highly respected leader in the tight-knit Tarasov crime syndicate. He rules with an iron fist...until he meets Sydney Martin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Marvelous read..

  • By Trish R. on 08-29-15

Love me some Max..Lover!

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

Reviewed: 08-13-15

L.O.V.E.D. I. T.!!!!!!! Great storyline! Great characters! Great writing! Great narrator! Sneaky ending!

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Where Darkness Lies

  • Criminals of the Ocean, Book 2
  • By: Bella Jewel
  • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan, Carmen Rose
  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131

Dimitri wants only one thing: revenge. His stepfather, Hendrix, has caused him nothing but pain and heartache. At last Dimitri can take something - someone - important to Hendrix and make him pay: Jess. Jess is feisty and strong headed. Her past haunts her and connects her to the dangerously dark Dimitri in an unexpected way. Dimitri keeps his secrets locked deep inside, and Jess is drawn to this broken man like no one before.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A THERAPEUTIC LOVE IS ALWAYS SOMEWHAT EXHAUSTING..

  • By Yvette on 12-31-14

Great storyline, refreshingly different!!

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

Reviewed: 05-09-15

Loved this storyline. Great characters/plot and dialogue. Romance was hot! Great series so far!

  • The Master

  • The Game Maker, Book 2
  • By: Kresley Cole
  • Narrated by: Kimberly Alexis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,237
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,137
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,136

Rich, irresistible politician/Mafiya boss Maksimilian Sevastyan prefers tall, obedient blondes to fulfill his...complicated desires. That is until the icy Russian encounters a disobedient brunette whose exquisite little body threatens his legendary restraint.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh Baby Boy you are a HOTTT RUSO

  • By I HATE THIS NEW LOOK on 05-10-15

Could Not Have Been Better

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

Reviewed: 02-24-15

I love this book. The narrator was excellent. The Yada Yada made me want my own hot Russian. HOT HOT

  • Shopping for a Billionaire

  • Shopping for a Billionaire, Book 1
  • By: Julia Kent
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 359
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 330

When mystery shopper Shannon Jacoby meets billionaire Declan McCormick with her hand down a toilet in the men's room of one of his stores, it's love at first flush in this hilarious new romantic comedy from New York Times best-selling author Julia Kent.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Short, Sweet, and LOL Funny!

  • By Cheri on 05-31-16

Really Enjoyed!

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

Reviewed: 02-18-15

What did you love best about Shopping for a Billionaire?

Loved storyline, it was fresh & different.

What about Tanya Eby’s performance did you like?

Excellent.

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

Laugh.

Any additional comments?

Dissapointed to realize the cost of the other books in the series for 2-3 hrs of listening, & I see there are 6 books, (so far)...I will not continue the series.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Captivated by You

  • Crossfire Series, Book 4
  • By: Sylvia Day
  • Narrated by: Jill Redfield, Jeremy York
  • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,659
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,183
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,176

Gideon calls me his angel, but he's the miracle in my life. My gorgeous, wounded warrior, so determined to slay my demons while refusing to face his own. The vows we'd exchanged should have bound us tighter than blood and flesh. Instead they opened old wounds, exposed pain and insecurities, and lured bitter enemies out of the shadows. I felt him slipping from my grasp, my greatest fears becoming my reality, my love tested in ways I wasn't sure I was strong enough to bear.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • didn't give any answers

  • By jodi on 11-27-14

What happen to Gideon the Alpha?

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

Reviewed: 11-23-14

What would have made Captivated by You better?

Substance. Never thought I would get tired of Gideon & Eva making love. What happened to Gideon, the Alpha???Dissapointed.....again!

What was most disappointing about Sylvia Day’s story?

The storyline..no substance whatsoever...none of it interesting.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

I'm partial to Jill's voice as Eva & Gideon...to hear two different voices for the same characters was disorienting.

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

Disappointment.

Any additional comments?

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Worth Forgiving

  • By: Vi Keeland
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Rose
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 528
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 502
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 501

They say men like a lady in the living room and a whore in the bedroom. I never knew the sentiment was reciprocal. Until I met Jax Knight. A gentleman in public, a commanding, dirty talking rogue in the bedroom. Daughter of legendary fighter "The Saint," Lily St. Claire knows firsthand how fighters can be. As the owner of a chain of MMA gyms, she's no stranger to aggressive, dominating, and possessive men. That's why she's always kept her distance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loyal Alpha male! Wonderful story! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

  • By Books R Us on 10-14-14

Great writing!

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

Reviewed: 11-03-14

What did you love best about Worth Forgiving?

Love the pace of the book..kept my attention..Great story line.

What other book might you compare Worth Forgiving to and why?

None that I've read lately..Lily was a strong character, not a damsel in distress, very refreshing.

What about Stephanie Rose’s performance did you like?

I like her delivery.

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

The epilogue..I liked that Jax & Vince really connected. That Jax could find one thing his father gave him that he loved was so poignant...oh & the pocket watch..I thought that maybe Lily would give to lil Jax on the first day on school. But Jax doing it said a lot about the man & father he was.

Any additional comments?

Will buy the next in the series.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful