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  • The Red

  • An Erotic Fantasy
  • By: Tiffany Reisz
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Hart
  • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249

Mona Lisa St. James made a deathbed promise that she would do anything to save her mother's art gallery. Unfortunately, not only is The Red painted red, but it's in the red. Just as she realizes she has no choice but to sell it, a mysterious man comes in after closing time and makes her an offer: He will save The Red if she agrees to submit to him for the period of one year. The man is handsome, English, and terribly tempting - but surely her mother didn't mean for Mona to sell herself to a stranger.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pushes sexual boundaries.

  • By ReadingMad100 on 08-07-18

Lovely

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

Reviewed: 04-30-19

It was dangerous, powerful, subversive, and delicious: all the things we need in erotic fiction today.

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  • The Spear of Stars

  • The Cycle of Galand, Book 5
  • By: Edward W. Robertson
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 20 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,335
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,081
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,061

The White Lich has conquered Tanar Atain. Soon, he means to take the entire world. Dante suspects his next target will be Bressel, where the Tanarians have established their court in exile. The only chance to stop the lich will be to forge a fragile alliance between the bitter enemies of three different lands: Tanar Atain, Mallon, and Narashtovik. The city stands on the brink of rebellion. Yet even if Dante, Blays, and Gladdic can unite it, they still might not have the strength to stand against the army of the lich.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Galand hit!

  • By Carrie on 10-12-18

Author is looking for a story

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

Reviewed: 03-27-19

This book is looking for an actual story. We spend most of it hearing about the artefact and fabled land in which it resides, but when our heroes (and genocidal not-redeemed) character arrives, a whole lot of nothing happens. Returned for a credit back. The "Southern" accent adopted by the narrator at one point is enough to make me wish for the book to throw at the wall.

  • The Thief

  • By: Megan Whalen Turner
  • Narrated by: Steve West
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 682
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 637
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 641

Eugenides, the queen's thief, can steal anything - or so he says. When his boasting lands him in prison and the king's magus invites him on a quest to steal a legendary object, he's in no position to refuse. The magus thinks he has the right tool for the job, but Gen has plans of his own.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator is wrong choice

  • By Katie on 09-09-17

struggled to finish this

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

Reviewed: 12-04-18

Narration was great, but everything else was so very slow. It maybe sets up a fine series, but it could've been a short story. Much of what occurs are standard plot devices in fantasy fiction handled well enough, but nothing that really stood out. I really want to see where this is going now that the basic pieces are on the board, but I'm hesitant to spend any more effort getting through the grinding slow pace.

  • 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 1,078
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,018
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,014

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

Is he Australian or British?

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

Reviewed: 11-16-18

I dated a guy who tried to convince me he was Australian, but might have been from Britain. He was a compulsive liar, and I dumped him rather quickly. Listening to this accent go all over the place was a lot like that. Steve West needs to work on it. He's London, through and through.

  • Iron and Magic

  • Iron Covenant, Book 1
  • By: Ilona Andrews
  • Narrated by: Steve West
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,250
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,089
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,088

Hugh d'Ambray, Preceptor of the Iron Dogs, Warlord of the Builder of Towers, served only one man. Now his immortal, nearly omnipotent master has cast him aside. Hugh is a shadow of the warrior he was, but when he learns that the Iron Dogs, soldiers who would follow him anywhere, are being hunted down and murdered, he must make a choice: to fade away or to be the leader he was born to be. Hugh knows he must carve a new place for himself and his people, but they have no money, no shelter, and no food, and the necromancers are coming. Fast. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hugh recreating his life

  • By IreneMBBT on 07-27-18

My favourite new series by Ilona Andrews

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

Reviewed: 11-14-18

You really need to hear this story and this narrator's voice. I didn't want to believe Hugh D'Ambrey could be rehabilitated into a believable anti-hero, but it worked.

  • A Power Renewed

  • Sentinels of Creation, Volume 1
  • By: Robert W. Ross
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 299
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299

Out of the smoldering ruins of the war in heaven, the Archangels Raphael and Michael cannot believe the agreement made between God and his Morning Star, Lucifer. Unwilling to either destroy the fallen angel or leave him with a free hand upon the world, God sets in motion a struggle that will span the millennia from creation to present day. Two Sentinels are invested with the ability to bend the laws of creation to their will and each represents the primal forces of Order and Chaos.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 STARS WELL EARNED

  • By alex on 04-24-17

great narration but slooooow set up

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

Reviewed: 07-20-18

Good book, but nothing flashy that feels new or novel. Decent set up for a series, and Nick Podhel is always worth a credit.

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  • Sufficiently Advanced Magic

  • Arcane Ascension, Book 1
  • By: Andrew Rowe
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 21 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,312
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20,031
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,990

Five years ago Corin Cadence's brother entered the Serpent Spire - a colossal tower with ever-shifting rooms, traps, and monsters. Those who survive the spire's trials return home with an attunement: a mark granting the bearer magical powers. According to legend, those few who reach the top of the tower will be granted a boon by the spire's goddess. He never returned. Now it's Corin's turn. He's headed to the top floor, on a mission to meet the goddess.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't make it through the whole book

  • By David on 07-11-17

good for a drinking game

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

Reviewed: 05-13-18

Drink every time the main character says "Interesting" and "Disconcerting". Honestly, the story is very slow, and needed editing from an editor willing to take out a thesaurus and cut away needless prose.

  • Shadow Scale

  • A Companion to Seraphina
  • By: Rachel Hartman
  • Narrated by: Mandy Williams, W. Morgan Sheppard
  • Length: 18 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 515
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 475
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 477

The kingdom of Goredd: a world where humans and dragons share life with an uneasy balance, and those few who are both human and dragon must hide the truth. Seraphina is one of these, part girl, part dragon, who is reluctantly drawn into the politics of her world. When war breaks out between the dragons and humans, she must travel the lands to find those like herself - for she has an inexplicable connection to all of them, and together they will be able to fight the dragons in powerful, magical ways.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent sequel to the first

  • By Nathan on 07-02-15

A worthy sequel

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

Reviewed: 02-04-18

I've loved the first book for years. The sequel did not disappoint. Worth the credit.

  • The Convenient Marriage

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 814
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 737
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 736

Horatia Winwood is the youngest and the least attractive of the three Winwood sisters. She also has a stammer. But when the enigmatic and eminently eligible Earl of Rule offers for her oldest sister’s hand – a match that makes financial and social sense, but would break her heart – it is Horatia who takes matters into her own impetuous hands. Can she save her family’s fortune?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Love Georgette Hayer

  • By 🌸DARA on 03-31-13

Still delightful as ever

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

Reviewed: 01-22-18

Lovely reading by Richard Armitage. His voices for each character are so well suited. However, I never wished to have purchased this until it was available on the Romance subscription. It's simply too short to waste a credit on.

  • The Guns Above

  • By: Robyn Bennis
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156

They say it's not the fall that kills you. For Josette Dupre, the Corps' first female airship captain, it might just be a bullet in the back. On top of patrolling the front lines, she must also contend with a crew who doubts her expertise, a new airship that is an untested deathtrap, and the foppish aristocrat Lord Bernat, a gambler and shameless flirt with the military know-how of a thimble. Bernat's own secret assignment is to catalog her every moment of weakness and indecision.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well written and narrated

  • By a on 09-19-17

Want to know how an airship works?

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

Reviewed: 12-11-17

Droll and very, very believable as far as characters and story are concerned. Excellent narration from Kate Reading as usual. If you want to know how to captain an airship, this is your book. If engineering and mechanics don't appeal, I would skip it.

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