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  • Dr. Strange Beard

  • Winston Brothers, Book 5
  • By: Penny Reid
  • Narrated by: Chris Brinkley, Chloe Miller
  • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 290
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 277
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278

Ten years after Simone Payton broke his heart, all Roscoe Winston wants is a doughnut. He'd also like to forget her entirely, but that's never going to happen. Roscoe Winston remembers everything - every look, every word, every single unrequited second - and the last thing he needs is another memory of Simone. Unfortunately, after one chance encounter, Simone keeps popping up everywhere he happens to be....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Can’t!

  • By Jen on 03-01-19

Used to love this series. . .

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

Reviewed: 03-22-19

I am not quite sure how writing can get worse over time but the last two books in this series just haven’t been great. The last one I couldn’t finish. This one I almost bailed on but pushed through. Chris Brinkley is an awesome narrator but Chloe Miller not so great. Not horrible but not good. I love these men which keeps me coming back. Not sure I will be able to listen to Billy’s story

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Beard in Mind: Winston Brothers, Volume 4

  • By: Penny Reid
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe, Chris Brinkley
  • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 553
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 526
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 524

All is fair in love and auto maintenance. 

Beau Winston is the nicest, most accommodating guy in the world. Usually. 

Handsome as the devil and twice as charismatic, Beau lives a charmed life as everyone's favorite Winston Brother. But since his twin decided to leave town, and his other brother hired a stunning human-porcupine hybrid as a replacement mechanic for their auto shop, Beau Winston's charmed life has gone to hell in a handbasket. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • all around a winner

  • By Deanna on 11-15-17

Couldn't Finish this One

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

Reviewed: 01-16-18

I have been a fan of this series from the beginning having listened to all the Knitting in the city books as well as the Winston brothers. There hasn't been one that I have not liked. I generally love the characters and really enjoy the stories. Not this one. I got bored with the characters and the story felt repetitive. I didn't have any desire to keep listening. I would give this one a miss. But I do love Chris Brinkley! He's awesome!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Heist

  • A Novel
  • By: Janet Evanovich, Lee Goldberg
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,566
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,118
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,130

FBI Special Agent Kate O’Hare is known for her fierce dedication and discipline on the job, chasing down the world’s most wanted criminals and putting them behind bars. Her boss thinks she is tenacious and ambitious; her friends think she is tough, stubborn, and maybe even a bit obsessed. And while Kate has made quite a name for herself for the past five years the only name she’s cared about is Nicolas Fox - an international crook she wants in more ways than one.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!!!

  • By Amanda on 09-17-13

So So Narration ruins a pretty good story

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

Reviewed: 01-16-18

Lets face it, narrators can make or break a book. He kinda broke this one. Scott Brick is clearly a talented narrator -- just not for this book. The story is pretty fun with some opportunity for some sass, but it was just flat. He didn't really play Kate or Nick very well. Its disappointing when you find a good story and the narration just doesn't work.

  • Spinning the Moon

  • By: Karen White
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett, Pilar Witherspoon
  • Length: 26 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,028
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,021

In the Shadow of the Moon: When Laura Truitt first sees the dilapidated plantation house, she's overcome by a sense of familiarity. Inside, the owner claims to have been waiting for years and offers an old photograph of a woman with Laura's face. Soon afterward, when a lunar eclipse inexplicably thrusts Laura back in time to Civil War Georgia, she finds herself fighting not just for her heart but for her very survival.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • First book great , 2nd contrived and drawn

  • By Kat5 on 10-14-16

Well . . .

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

Reviewed: 08-20-17

It's important to say I love Karen White. So it pains me to write a review that isn't great. And I know these were her first works so understandable. The first book was ok. Susan Bennett is such an amazing narrator she can cover any writing flaws. But the second book was just terrible. It was a bad romance novel with ridiculous characters that was trying to be a mystery. And Pilar Witherspoon was terrible along with the book. I finished it but only sort of. I skipped over large segments because it was just painful. If you buy it I would plan to just listen to the first book and don't bother with the second.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Wired

  • By: Julie Garwood
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 990
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 892
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 890

Allison Trent doesn't look like a hacker. In fact, when she's not in college working on her degree, she models on the side. But behind her gorgeous face is a brilliant mind for computers and her real love is writing - and hacking - code. Her dream is to write a new security program that could revolutionize the tech industry.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Save your credit! Can't believe this is Garwood.

  • By M. Davis on 07-06-17

This book is really juvenile

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

Reviewed: 07-15-17

It started out ok and then just got more and more ridiculous. I couldn't finish which is saying a lot for me. I couldn't figure out if it was the writing or the narration but both seemed really juvenile. I couldn't waste anymore hours on it.

  • The Forgotten Room

  • By: Karen White, Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig
  • Narrated by: Morgan Hallett, Susan Bennett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,483
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,350
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,347

It's 1945: When the critically wounded Captain Cooper Ravenal is brought to a private hospital on Manhattan's Upper East Side, young Dr. Kate Schuyler is drawn into a complex mystery that connects three generations of women in her family to a single extraordinary room in a Gilded Age mansion. Who is the woman in Captain Ravenel's portrait miniature who looks so much like Kate? And why is she wearing the ruby pendant handed down to Kate by her mother?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The same story 3 times over...

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-30-16

Good not Great

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

Reviewed: 11-18-16

This book didn't work for me. I normally love Karen White's stories but this just didn't work. It was confusing and only mildly interesting. I think they were trying to make it suspensful but it was just frustrating and confusing. It took away from getting into the story. Narration was great. I love Susan Bennett. I think she is one of the best narrators out there. But she still couldn't save this one.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Wildest Dreams

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Tillie Hooper
  • Length: 19 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,892
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,712
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,712

Seoafin "Finnie" Wilde was taught by her parents that every breath was a treasure and to seek every adventure she could find. And she learns this lesson the hard way when they perish in a plane crash. But she never forgets, and when she discovers there is a parallel universe where every person has a twin, she finds a witch who can send her there so she can have the adventure of a lifetime. But upon arrival in the Winter Wonderland of Lunwyn, she realizes she's been played by her twin and finds herself walking down the aisle to be wed to The Drakkar.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Great narration, terrible story

  • By Amazon-klant on 01-02-17

Yikes!!

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

Reviewed: 10-02-16

Honestly I think I might be done with Kristen Ashley. What a disappointment. I loved some of her early books. But this is just, well, boring! I did finish. It took me over a month as I couldn't bring myself to listen. But of course I kept thinking it would get better. It didn't. So here is the story, girl goes back in time and then . . . yup nothing. It is a very childish book, characters are uninteresting, no story but narration was pretty good. Her Finnie was good. Male voices were awful. I think I have come to the conclusion that Kristen Ashley, with her popularity, has hired a large writing team. She has a formula that they follow and that is how "she" pumps out a book a week it seems. Very disappointing. I really don't know how so many people can rate this book 5 stars across the board. I guess to each, her own. I wouldn't bother.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Bounty

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Emma Taylor
  • Length: 21 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,143
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,986
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,987

Justice Lonesome has enjoyed a life of bounty. Even so, she's inherited the curse of the Lonesome. A poet's soul. Which means she's still searching for something. Searching for peace. Searching for the less...that's more. And when the foundation of her life is pulled out from under her, grieving, she goes to the mountains to find her oasis. She hits Carnal, Colorado, and decides to stay.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I absolutely LOVE this story!!

  • By JTabb on 04-20-16

Seriously . . . really not good

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

Reviewed: 06-12-16

Oh miss Ashley what are you doing?! There is a theme to your books. They are moving in the direction of less and less story and more and more sex. Honestly, I can't believe I finished this. There is about a 4 hour build up to about 12 straight hours of sex and then a a little more storyline that was just downright embarrassing. I am being generous with the 2 stars really. And the sex was even boring. I kept thinking, seriously, not again!! Give it a miss.

  • Career of Evil

  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 17 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,875
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,944
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,887

Audie Award, Mystery, 2016. When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman's severed leg. Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past who he thinks could be responsible - and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Characters Mean Everything

  • By Charles Atkinson on 11-09-15

Totally got a crush on Cormoran Strike

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

Reviewed: 11-13-15

I don't know what it is about this character but he totally does it for me. And Robert Glenister is a great narrator. This was my favourite of the three books and it is for sure the creepiest topic. I liked the further development and struggle between Cormoran and Robin and of course the story definitely held my interest. Always the sign of a good book when you can't wait to get back to it. I really didn't want this one to end and it will be so long till the next one. Oh Cormoran, I will miss you!! :-)

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dark Wild Night

  • Wild Seasons, Book 3
  • By: Christina Lauren
  • Narrated by: Steve West, Shayna Thibodeaux
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,063
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,003
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,000

When three college besties meet three hot guys in Vegas, anything could - and does - happen. From Christina Lauren ( Beautiful Bastard), book three in the sexy, fun New York Times best-selling Wild Seasons series that began with Sweet Filthy Boy and Dirty Rowdy Thing.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Little disappointed

  • By SHEILA on 09-20-15

No story and Boring

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

Reviewed: 10-11-15

This book was really not great. There was literally no story other than dealing with their angst about relationships. It wasn't funny, it wasn't interesting. It was boring and a whole lot of nothing. And I agree with other reviews, the male narrator was terrible. The 3 stars for narration were only because I like the female narrator.