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  • The Tough Love Groom

  • Texas Titan Romances
  • By: Taylor Hart
  • Narrated by: Aaron Shedlock
  • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

Felicity Song has plans for her PR career, and babysitting a spoiled billionaire quarterback wasn’t one of them. When Kade "Zeus" Kindkaid demands she "fake" buy him at a bachelor auction or risk losing her job, she takes the assignment with one demand: She will not go on a date with him. Too bad Zeus is as cocky as his namesake and won’t let her off the hook. When she plans a perfectly horrible date full of activities Kade hates, she’s blindsided when he agrees to actually jump out of a plane with her and even more surprised when he kisses her. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun and Sweet Love Story

  • By bookbruin on 07-11-18

Tough Love

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

Reviewed: 07-10-18

What a fun listen! From the very beginning I was pulled into the story. This is a light romance that might not be heavy on steam, but plenty of chemistry and story to make it much better than the often lighter fluff that's full of sex, but no real connection or story. This is my first Taylor Hart book and I really enjoyed the writing. It was first presented to me as a "clean" listen, so I wasn't sure what to expect. But, I can't say enough, there was plenty of chemistry and romance to the point that it was much better than many that have lot's of steamy action but are light on story and development. So, if you like a real story along with your romance, you won't be disappointed.

Aaron Shedlock does a wonderful job. I am a fan and have heard many of his narrations. He gives us a southern accent that I enjoyed in this one, and was just such a great Zeus. Well, he was great with all the characters as usual. Definitely worth the credit and time to listen.

  • Deliverance

  • NYC Doms, Book 1
  • By: Jane Henry
  • Narrated by: D. C. Cole
  • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Tobias Creed likes things done his way, and he likes his women ready to submit. No strings attached. Until the night he meets the one woman who challenges him, practically begging to be taken over his knee. As a single mom to a child with special needs, Diana McAdams does things her way. She's in control and doesn't have time for love. Happily ever afters aren't for her. Then she meets the man who demands her submission....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • DC Cole is a delicious Dom :-)

  • By Maria on 07-05-18

Deliverance

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

Reviewed: 07-04-18

Not my genre at all. But, with that said, as this genre goes, It was probably the best I've heard. The intro was written so well and DC Cole, performed it to perfection. There was humor, a little mystery, and Diana's son Chad and her BFF Beatrice were such great characters. This was an easy listen that didn't make me irritated with the main characters. Jane Henry is new to me, and I enjoyed her writing. I'm a DC Cole fan and he did not disappoint. And, because I will listen to almost anything he does, this one led me to a new author in a genre I normally avoid. I especially liked the fact that Tobias wasn't so "alpha" to the point of wondering why he was so insecure he needed to be abusive and dominate to make himself feel better. And, though it wouldn't be my thing, at least Diana was into it instead of being so "desperate" she was willing to endure whatever he dished out so he would be with her. That was worth several stars all on its own. It was refreshing to see this not so extreme and at least she was into it. Well done Jane for that. And, since Beatrice was so much fun and kept saying she wanted to be spanked too, I'm looking forward to her story. Her story should be really fun, so I'm willing endure some spanking to get to it.

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  • The Start of Us

  • No Regrets Series, Book 0.5
  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Erin Mallon, Joe Arden
  • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

I only wanted a tattoo. A mark on my body to remind me of who I used to be. Something to hold onto when I started my penance for all the things I'd done wrong, the bad choices I'd made by the time I turned 19. Instead, I found a night of possibility, of truth, of hope for the future. And the most intense physical connection I've ever had. The only one I've ever had, and one I will never forget. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just the right amount of intrigue....

  • By DW on 07-03-18

The Start of Us

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

Reviewed: 07-04-18

I somehow didn't realize this was just an intro. That said, it was interesting and well written. Characters pull you in right from the beginning. And, Erin Mallon is quickly becoming one of my favorite narrators. So, when I saw her name, it was an automatic yes. And, she doesn't disappoint. Joe Arden also does a great job.

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  • Beginner Spanish in 32 Topics

  • Learn 100s of New Essential Vocabulary (PDF Book Included)
  • By: David Michaels
  • Narrated by: Claudia R. Barrett
  • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

Learn to speak in Spanish about the things that matter to you and massively improve your Spanish vocabulary and speaking skills. Each interesting section covers one of 32 topics that you would commonly talk about in your own language to keep you engaged and interested, and ultimately, to help you to build the confidence to move up to the next level.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fast Pace Learning

  • By BookLover on 07-11-18

Spanish in 32 Topics

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

Reviewed: 07-01-18

I just thought this book was fun to listen to. Great way to keep the ear sharp and skills up, or could be a great refresher. It's well done and each segment is also stated in English. The pdf that comes with it would also assist anyone struggling. Though I think one would have to have at least some basic Spanish to really get into it easily.

  • Charlemagne: Father of the Franks, Leader of the Lombards, and Premier Holy Roman Emperor

  • By: in60Learning
  • Narrated by: William Kenny
  • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Charlemagne's name means "Charles the Great", a title he earned after an impressive life filled with military conquests. His life inspired countless tales, including the legends that he was 20 feet tall, that he slept under the guard of 100 armed knights, and that he rose from the dead to aid in the Crusades. While these fantastical tales are false, the truth is equally fantastic: By the end of his life, Charlemagne had been king of the Franks, king of the Lombards, and the first emperor of the newly formed Holy Roman Empire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A quick dose of knowledge.

  • By cosmitron on 06-14-18

Charlemagne

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

Reviewed: 06-20-18

Another historical figure I knew so much yet so little about. Who doesn't know about Charlemagne, right? Though, I was left with even a few more questions about him, I did find out so much more than I knew about him as a person. He's such a huge historical figure that I mostly knew about his dealings with the Saxons, Romans, and uniting the Germanic tribes that later became France. But, there are so many things about the man himself that I didn't know. This was a really interesting and fun listen that covered quite a bit in an hour. Definitely worth the listen.

  • Wait with Me

  • By: Amy Daws
  • Narrated by: Erin Mallon, Teddy Hamilton
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 350
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 332
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332

When romance novelist Kate Smith suddenly gets writer's block as she's beginning the final installment of her international best-selling erotic Bed 'n Breakfast series, she'll do pretty much anything to get her groove back. Like sneak into a Tire Depot waiting room because her words flow there just like complimentary coffee - smooth, sweet, and scorchingly hot. She manages to fly under the radar until the rugged and charming mechanic, Miles Hudson, notices the quirky redhead slinking in and out of the employees-only entrance. But she's way too intriguing to blow the whistle on.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Book Research Never Felt So Good!

  • By bookbruin on 05-14-18

Fun, witty, all engaging!

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

Reviewed: 06-18-18

I totally enjoyed this book. It was recommended very strongly to me by some book buddy's and it took me a while to finally take the plunge. The sample sounded great, but my TBR list can be long. But, they wouldn't stop talking about it, so I moved it to the top. That was such a great decision This is my second Amy Daws book, and it was FANTASTIC. I loved the slow burn, quirky, relatable, real feel to the book.Mercedes/Kate is trying to find her writing mojo and finds it at Tire Depot. And, the rest is a fun roller coaster ride. Nothing too outlandish or unrealistic. Something you could totally see. Good friends; Amy wrote some awesome characters and an awesome story full characters with some depth and layers.
I have quickly become a fan of Erin Mallon. She is quickly becoming one of my favorite narrators. This is a first for me though for Teddy Hamilton and he also did a fantastic job. Looking forward to more for author and narrators. This book was enjoyable all the way around.

  • The French and Indian War: Seven Years of Continental Crossfire

  • By: in60Learning
  • Narrated by: J. Wesley Price
  • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

The war gets its name from British colonists’ two primary enemies: the French settlers and the Native Americans who sided with them. The title is a bit misleading, however, as the British also had Native Americans on their side at various points of the war. The conflict goes by "The Seven Years’ War" in Europe because it took place from 1756 to 1763. Britain’s victory solidified the future of the English-speaking North America we know today. However, it also led to the massacre of countless Native peoples throughout North America.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A quick and interesting read.

  • By cosmitron on 06-07-18

7 Years War

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

Reviewed: 06-14-18

I'm really enjoying these little history lessons. I like even more that you are getting a more real account from various view points and not just one side. If only history had been so interesting and clear in high school, more people would be interested. History is not boring, and one can learn a lot from history and not repeat age old mistakes. However, I remember my lopsided history classes in history being worse than boring and more propaganda. It focused on memorizing dates with limited information about the events, what led to the events, and how it impacted everyone. And, what you did get made one side seem like the "evil bad guys" for trying to protect their homeland from the innocent and wonderful good guys. This 1 hour accounting tells you not only what happened, but what were the motivations behind each groups actions and each groups perspective. I didn't start getting this type of information until college. That's when history got interesting.

  • The Pawnee Indians: Proud Yet Peaceful People of the Stars

  • HistoryIn60
  • By: HistoryIn60
  • Narrated by: Andrew Colford
  • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

The Pawnee Indians were a fierce, proud, and determined people who called themselves the "men of men". Though there are many Native American tribes to learn about, the Pawnees were unique in many ways; they were a peace-loving, agricultural people with permanent settlements in what is now Nebraska. They dedicated themselves to their gods, the stars, and even arranged their villages according to important star clusters.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Concept

  • By Rayc on 07-03-18

The Pawnee

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

Reviewed: 06-12-18

Great information about these interesting people. I love learning about different people and seeing how different and yet similar they are to others. I especially like learning how they depended on astronomy and the constellations not only for farming and the passage of time, but to explain their world. And, also their religious beliefs. Though they are called polytheistic, their beliefs and ideas have striking similarities to Christianity which claims to be monotheistic, yet the catholic church prays to Marry, Jesus, and the saints. Oh, I know some people will argue that it's not praying to her or them and Jesus is just a messenger, but "Hail Mary full of Grace....Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death." Still means you are praying to her to be a messenger to God. You are asking her to pray for you. Saints and Jesus and Marry are all somehow above normal people and messengers or whatever to God. Yet, many native peoples around the world believed in one ruler God and lesser gods that could also intervene on their behalf, yet Christianity somehow can't see the similarities. ANYWAY, they also built structures based on astronomy that are very fascinating just as the ancient Egyptians and Mayans did. However, of course they used the same observations of the sky that Europeans did, but their efforts and accomplishments are often credited to aliens, or some mystery Europeans that came before taught them everything and then left, only to come back much later to take over, or rather "discover" land that was already occupied. After all, they couldn't have simply looked up into and studied the night sky or day and figured out such complexities like Europeans now could they?? Yes, much sarcasm is intended. However, the more you dig into the histories of different people, the more you realize that day to day living, successful farming, building, and prosperity of the people was obviously a goal of humans no matter where they were on the planet. So, they often did discover the same methods. And, many of the differences were dependent on the different terrain, weather, location, and tools at their disposal. Quite interesting to see how different peoples adapted to their environment to not only survive but to flourish.

The narration on this is quite good, however the sound quality is not consistent. Still, the narrator does a great job and it would have been fantastic had the sound quality been better. Thankfully it wasn't too distracting and didn't stop me from enjoying this short but informational piece about the Pawnee.

  • The Bends

  • A Kane Montgomery Novel, Book 1
  • By: Bart Hopkins
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Marathon is a quiet little Texas town, and it's getting quieter. Kids are vanishing, disappearing like tumbleweeds in the desert wind. Somebody - or something - is taking them. Action. Adventure. Romance. Suspense. The Bends is a supernatural thriller roller coaster ride! "If it's true, well.... She can't be human." Recommended for fans of Blake Crouch, Stephen King, J. A. Konrath, and Dean Koontz.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Epic!

  • By erobbins33 on 02-28-18

The Bends!

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

Reviewed: 06-11-18

This book was great! The story was engaging from the start. There were no real lulls, it just kept you wanting to know what would happen next. The historical background information was really good. The story wasn't really scary just suspenseful. The characters were really likable, even the bad ones were well done and good bad guys even if you didn't like them.
The narration was spot on. Luke Daniels was perfect for this book. He really pulls you into the story and keeps you there. Overall, great listen.

  • My Inventions: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla

  • By: Nikola Tesla
  • Narrated by: Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr.
  • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

Nikola Tesla was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist, who is best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system. Born and raised in the Austrian Empire, Tesla received an advanced education in engineering and physics in the 1870s and gained practical experience in the early 1880s working in telephony and at Continental Edison in the new electric power industry. He emigrated to the United States in 1884, where he would become a naturalized citizen. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A true Genius

  • By cosmitron on 06-07-18

Interesting

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

Reviewed: 06-09-18

Though the story was interesting, Nikola Tesla might have done better letting someone else write his autobiography. That said, it's was still worth listening to. He had an interesting mind. And, though he could come off as arrogant, it was more based on a very creative mind, in my opinion. Highly intelligent minds can often come off as arrogant. But, they have much more profound things to say. Very different than someone who only thinks they are intelligent. I would have liked more history and background. He gives a lot of examples of incidents that happened to him to show how his mind helped him in many ways, which was interesting. But, it focuses on these things rather than who he was. I think this was, again, because his mind was very caught up in what he was doing in most cases not who he was as a person. He seemed to have a childlike genius quality that makes this interesting none the less.
The narration on this was very good. Mr. Aulridge does a very good job engaging the reader as if Tesla is talking since it's in the first person POV. For audio this is so important as this sort of book could begin to feel repetitive or preachy if not read with the feel of the writing. Overall, interesting listen. I was gifted this book for an honest review.