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  • Falling Under

  • By: Lisa Renee Jones
  • Narrated by: Lucy Rivers, Alexander Cendese
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134

Ex-special forces Jacob King is a man who keeps to himself, having learned the hard way that letting people close to you, trusting them, might just get you killed. A lesson he learned when members of his Special Ops team turned dirty while others, men he considered friends, died. He made them pay. He made them hurt. He put them in jail. And so he doesn't trust anyone anymore. He keeps his women hot and fast, his friends few to none, and his clients through the elite Walker Security at a professional distance, but safe. It works for him. Until it doesn't.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not so much

  • By IAMHIDDEN on 04-25-18

Awful readers. Great series, too bad about this one

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

Reviewed: 10-16-18

This is like the sixth book in a series. I was really looking forward to listening to it, but by the first chapter I knew I wouldn’t make it through listening to it, I would have to read it.

The woman is super stiff in her reading, so monotone it makes me want to stop listening and go read the book.

The man’s voice, who I’ve heard before and really like, sounds like he called it in, literally. The sound quality is awful.

Thank goodness this was a free book included in my romance package because I’m deleting it from my library before I even finish the book.

All the others I’ve given at least a four Star review. I don’t know why they decided to change the readers so drastically but the author should have it re-done.

  • The Varlet and the Voyeur

  • Rugby, Volume 4
  • By: Penny Reid, L.H. Cosway
  • Narrated by: Paul Corning, Jennifer O'Brien
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 151
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147

William Moore is a long way from home. A farm boy from Oklahoma, he's now the most well-respected member of the Irish rugby team. But appearances are often deceptive, and Will isn't the clean-cut, all-American good guy everyone imagines him to be. He's got a secret, one that will tarnish his reputation forever. Josey Kavanagh is a self-proclaimed mess, but she's finally getting her shi...uh, act together. She's set her sights on becoming a veterinarian, but there's one teeny tiny road bump. Her living arrangements are coming to an abrupt end, leaving Josey homeless and in need of a job.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Another great story by Penny Reid

  • By Kindle Customer on 08-18-18

Good book bad female reader

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

Reviewed: 08-23-18

I love this series, both writers are amazing. Sadly I couldn’t wait for this to end because the woman reading it was so bad. The guy was good but compared to the woman he was Shane West great.

Read it if you can, the intimations throughout will come through better. The woman’s voice barely wavered wether excited or sad. Ugh.

I feel another in this series will be written and I hope the authors choose a better female reader to do that job.

  • Omega Saved and Claimed

  • By: Lance Briggs
  • Narrated by: Maxwell Palmer
  • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 102

Ryker is poised to become Prime Alpha of the Staynton Valley Pack, taking over from his father. But Ryker's sexuality concerned his pack. Because he preferred mating with men his pack questioned whether he could take a female mate and perpetuate his line. Ryker thought this was ridiculous and didn't feel the need to procreate just to satisfy some old tradition. After an argument with his father about this issue, he takes off to clear his head and finds himself at a shifter bar where he finds something, or rather someone, a rare male Omega.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • cute story

  • By Coy Epley on 10-24-17

Worst narrator ever

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

Reviewed: 07-03-18

This story is cute and predictable and a fun read. Unfortunately the narrator is so bad (dull, no intonation and just a bad reader) it ruins the book. I’m only 2 chapters in and I want to turn it in for another book.

Does no one listen while the reading is going on to hear how awful it is? Too bad because the story was something I really wanted to hear. Guess I’ll have to read it.

  • Mr. & Mrs.

  • By: JA Huss
  • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese, Ryan West, Joe Arden, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 192

Mr. Perfect, Mr. Romantic, Mr. Corporate, Mr. Mysterious, and Mr. Match found what they were looking for and now it's time to seal the deal. Five Aston hasn't quite found his happily ever after yet...not quite. But he will. And he's about to host the party of the century for all his family and friends. Mr. & Mrs. is the delicious cherry on top of the most perfect dessert and all your favorite characters will be back for one...final...swoon-worthy story.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ⭐️⭐️ 5 Star Story⭐️⭐️ 90% Amazing Narration but...

  • By Cyndi on 02-15-18

Best ending... or is it?

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

Reviewed: 03-05-18

The story, the narrators and the HEA theme was amazing. Now I need to read the whole series again from start to finish. Thank you J A Huss!

  • Fear Us

  • Broken Love, Book 3
  • By: B. B. Reid
  • Narrated by: Teddy Hamilton, Ava Erickson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 347
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 327
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 324

It's been four years since I ran away - from home, my brother, and my maybe father. I created a life free of expectations while pretending I wasn't being hunted by all of the above. I managed to stay under the radar all this time...or so I thought. When big brother shows up and saves my ass, I'm forced to face everything I left behind, including her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • How Dark is Your Love

  • By Misty on 10-27-17

Disturbing but couldn’t turn it off

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

Reviewed: 02-02-18

After the first book I thought let me see what happened to the brother. Well it was just as disturbing and yet intriguing as the first. I’m a little pissed at the heroine as she lets sex blind her but at that age I know I might have done the same. It’s believable and yet you hope it’s more fantasy than not. Worth listening to.

  • Fake Fianceé

  • By: Ilsa Madden-Mills
  • Narrated by: Yvonne Syn, Alastair Haynesbridge
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 515
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 466
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 465

Fake engaged to the hottest quarterback in the country? Score. They say nothing compares to your first kiss, but our first kiss was orchestrated for an audience. Our second kiss...that one was real. He cradled my face like he was terrified he'd f--k it up. He stared into my eyes until the air buzzed. Soft and slow, full of sighs and little laughs, he inhaled me like I was the finest Belgian chocolate, and he'd never get another piece.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Suprised how much I liked

  • By J. Huch on 09-29-17

Good book, good male reader, female reader not so much

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

Reviewed: 07-27-17

I like Ilsa Madden-Mills books. Listened to most of them - saving up for the ones I have in my wish list ;) I love the English series and the male readers for that series and this book. Thank goodness this story was good since the delivery by Ms Syn wasn't. Well read but no heart or inflection to make me believe she was the character Sunny.

Can't wait for the next book!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • All the Rage

  • By: T. M. Frazier
  • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson, Roger Wayne
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 697
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 653
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 654

They call me Rage. My real name is like a shadow, always close behind but never quite able to catch up. I fly under the radar because no one ever suspects I'm capable of the kind of brutal violence I commit each and every day. You see, I'm a girl. I'm 19. And I'm a killer. This life is all I know. It's all I want to know. It keeps the things buried that I need kept buried. It allows me to live without thinking too much. Without dwelling on the past. Until him. It all changes when an ordinary boy becomes my next target. And my first love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So so so so so so loved this book!!!!! In my top 10 of 2016

  • By Shawna on 01-11-17

Good book quick end

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

Reviewed: 06-20-17

I likes the build up but the end was too quickly done. It's like TMF had to meet a deadline and rushed it at the end. Still worth the read/listening. Good narration by both people.

  • Shacking Up

  • By: Helena Hunting
  • Narrated by: Jacob Morgan, Rose Dioro
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 901
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 830
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 828

Ruby Scott is months behind on rent and can't seem to land a steady job. She has one chance to turn things around with a big audition. But instead of getting her big break, she gets sick as a dog and completely bombs it in the most humiliating fashion. All thanks to a mysterious, gorgeous guy who kissed - and then coughed on - her at a party the night before.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Returned it because of the reader

  • By Hope Jones on 06-19-17

Returned it because of the reader

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

Reviewed: 06-19-17

I love Helena Hunting! I am sure this book is great but the female reader - Rose Dioro - makes me so unhappy, I want to return it. Currently I sped her reading up to 1.25-1.5, which has helped I know the male reader and like his style of reading and his voice. Unless speeding up Ms. Dioro helps, I will return this book. I have no enjoyment listening to her try to read with feeling. She slows down and I can't hear her, she speaks like the character and I think it might be ok but 30 min into it and I want to stop and go onto another book. Too bad.

18 of 19 people found this review helpful

  • Vicious

  • By: L.J. Shen
  • Narrated by: Savannah Peachwood, Christian Rummel
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,669
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,537
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,540

They say love and hate are the same feelings experienced under different circumstances, and it's true. The man who comes to me in my dreams also haunts me in my nightmares. He is a brilliant lawyer. A skilled criminal. A beautiful liar. A bully and a savior, a monster and a lover. Ten years ago, he made me run away from the small town where we lived. Now, he came for me in New York, and he isn't leaving until he takes me with him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THE PERFECT BLEND OF EVERYTHING I LOVE

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 06-04-17

Good story bad female narrator

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

Reviewed: 06-12-17

The story flows ok - back and forth over a 10 yr gap - but the overly breathy female narrator is irritating and not a good representation of what I think the female character would sound like. The male guy is good - irreverent and harsh in his delivery as Vic should sound.

The story is dark and brooding and kept me listening for the whole thing without a break so it kept me interested. Makes me want to listen to the other two books.

4 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Us

  • By: Sarina Bowen, Elle Kennedy
  • Narrated by: Teddy Hamilton, Jacob Morgan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,041
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 992
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 990

Five months in, NHL forward Ryan Wesley is having a record-breaking rookie season. He's living his dream of playing pro hockey and coming home every night to the man he loves - Jamie Canning, his longtime best friend turned boyfriend. There's just one problem: the most important relationship of his life is one he needs to keep hidden, or else face a media storm that will eclipse his success on the ice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FAVORITE

  • By LAXMAMA on 02-07-17

Him, Us, and the rest

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

Reviewed: 02-10-17

Best stories with great writing by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy - that collaboration team rocks!

This is the second half of the story started with Him, and I think I'm on my third listening of the stories. This time going through all four that are available now with these characters.

Read it, listen to it, it doesn't matter because it will make you laugh, cry and bite your nails in anticipation.

Can't wait for the next character/book to come from the Toronto team no matter what sexual orientation they happen to have.