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  • King Solomon's Mines

  • By: Henry Rider Haggard
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 825
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 752
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 755

One of the bestselling novels of the 19th century, King Solomon's Mines has inspired dozens of adventure stories, including Edgar Rice Burroughs's Tarzan books and the Indiana Jones movies. Vivid and enormously action-packed, Henry Rider Haggard's tale of danger and discovery continues to shock and thrill, as it has since it was first presented to the public and heralded as "the most amazing book ever written."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • From a different culture

  • By Ed on 07-08-13

Surprising and very good

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

Reviewed: 09-06-17

I admit, I did not really know what to expect from this book, but I was curious, so I purchased it. That was a great decision. This book was thoroughly entertaining with so many facets to be surprised by. Love and grief and battle and friendship and wickedness. It was fun. The style takes a bit of getting used to, but fits the story perfectly.

  • Wedlocked

  • Preslocke Series, Book 3
  • By: Ella Frank, Brooke Blaine
  • Narrated by: Charlie David
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135

Because you have believed in them, celebrated with them, loved and encouraged them, Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine invite you to join Ace Samuel Locke and Dylan Prescott, Saturday, the 24th of May at six o'clock in the evening at The Floridian Hotel - 4406 Palm Way, Orlando, Florida. For love, laughter, and a happily ever after.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • no don't end

  • By aj taylor on 10-19-18

Disappointing after book one and two

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

Reviewed: 06-29-17

I know, I am in the minority, but this book was anti-climactic. It was cute, and who does not like a happily ever after, but I kept waiting for something exciting to happen and then the book was over. I love the first two books, and at least there is closure, but I did not love it. The narrator, however, was great, as always.

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  • The Queen & the Homo Jock King

  • At First Sight
  • By: TJ Klune
  • Narrated by: Michael Lesley
  • Length: 17 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 485
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 464
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 465

Do you believe in love at first sight? Sanford Stewart sure doesn't. In fact, he pretty much believes in the exact opposite, thanks to the Homo Jock King. It seems Darren Mayne lives for nothing more than to create chaos in Sandy's perfectly ordered life, just for the hell of it. Sandy despises him, and nothing will ever change his mind. Or so he tells himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loveee it.

  • By Tina on 08-02-16

Funny at times but not great.

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

Reviewed: 08-06-16

This is, unfortunately, almost twice as long but only half as funny as its predecessor. It is too long and drawn out for my taste. Not the author's best but still enjoyable.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Ethan, Who Loved Carter

  • By: Ryan Loveless
  • Narrated by: K. C. Kelly
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173

By twenty-four, Carter Stevenson has stuttered and ticced his way to debilitating shyness. Although his friends accuse him of letting his Tourette's dictate his life, Carter moves from Los Angeles to a quiet California town. He'll keep his head down and avoid people. He doesn't anticipate his new neighbor, Ethan Hart, crashing into his solitude and forcing him to get out and live.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow...

  • By Libros Lover on 05-13-14

Surprising and beautiful

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

Reviewed: 05-30-16

I absolutely loved this story. The way the two MCs grow together as individuals and as a couple is wonderful. The narration is spot on. Will listen to it many more times and I am looking forward to further books from the author on audible.

  • Tell Me It's Real

  • By: TJ Klune
  • Narrated by: Michael Lesley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 809
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 771
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 768

Do you believe in love at first sight? Paul Auster doesn't. Paul doesn't believe in much at all. He's thirty, slightly overweight, and his best features are his acerbic wit and the color commentary he provides as life passes him by. His closest friends are a two-legged dog named Wheels and a quasibipolar drag queen named Helena Handbasket. He works a dead-end job in a soul-sucking cubicle, and if his grandmother's homophobic parrot insults him one more time, Paul is going to wring its stupid neck.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't read on a plane!

  • By Kindle Customer on 07-08-14

It is LOL funny throughout

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

Reviewed: 04-13-15

My advice is to listen to this when you are not in a restaurant or where a lot of people are. I was completely unsuspecting, so I did start the book in a restaurant and I received a few weird looks when I burst out laughing.

It is also tender and sweet and full of love, all kinds of it. It is not steamy by any means, but the story does not really lend itself to it either. You will find insinuation and teasing, though.

I think it is delightful and I have listened to it at least five times. I am not a general fan of the author, but this one is stellar. My favorite character is Johnny Depp ;-) The narration also hits the spot.

  • Fighting Instinct

  • L'Ange, Book 2
  • By: Mary Calmes
  • Narrated by: Tristan James
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 314
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 314

Only a privileged few know L'Ange's head of security, Arman de Soto, is a shifter, and even fewer know he's been systematically killing off a pack of werewolves. The reason for this vengeance is a secret Arman trusts with no one, quite the opposite of his obvious longtime pursuit of the chateau's overseer, Linus Hobbes. Despite Arman's reputation as a loner, the only thing he needs to complete his life is Linus. Predator and prey just don't mix, but Arman won't give him up.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gotta Love Mary Calmes and Tristan James together

  • By Morgan A Skye on 03-16-15

not as good as the first one but still nice

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

Reviewed: 04-13-15

I was in love with the first book of this series. This one was nice entertainment, still, but not as engaging as the first one. That said, I am looking forward to the third installment of this series. It it worth listening to nonetheless.

  • A Gentleman's Agreement

  • By: J. Roman
  • Narrated by: Paul Morey
  • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 24

Thomas Derrik is about to have the worst Christmas of his life. Three days before the holiday, he finds out the father he doesn't get along with is arriving on Christmas Eve, his ex-lover and new brother-in-law will be staying at his estate until the New Year, and his beloved brother, Edmund, has died. , Edmund's last holiday scheme may well save Thomas's Christmas: Henry Appleby, a young lord fresh from the Continent, has arranged to court Thomas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful little story!

  • By Tams (TTC Books and more) on 12-08-14

I should have passed this one

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

Reviewed: 04-13-15

The description sounded intriguing, but it turned out to be bland and uninteresting. The story is predictable, the characters are flat, and I had a hard time getting through it. Every step seems forced and uninspired. For me this was wasted credit.

  • Blame It on the Mistletoe

  • By: Eli Easton
  • Narrated by: Jason Frazier
  • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331

When physics grad student Fielding Monroe and skirt-chaser and football player Mick Colman become college housemates, they're both in for a whole new education. Mick looks out for the absent-minded genius, and he helps Fielding clean up his appearance and discover all the silly pleasures his strict upbringing as a child prodigy denied him. They become best friends. It's all well and good until they run into a cheerleader who calls Mick the “best kisser on campus”.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If Jason read school textbooks,grades would go up!

  • By Ruth on 11-15-14

Oh, total WOW.

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

Reviewed: 04-13-15

This was absolutely perfect. It is short, yes, but wonderfully developed and so very cute, with angst and misunderstanding and love and hotness.

Don't get fooled by the weird title or not very good description. That made me skeptical, but it is very much worth listening to. That is, of course, if you like that type of story, as I obviously do.

  • Into This River I Drown

  • By: TJ Klune
  • Narrated by: Matt Baca
  • Length: 18 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 341
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 330
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332

Five years ago, Benji Green lost his beloved father Big Eddie when his truck crashed into a river. Everyone called it an accident, but Benji knows it was more. Even years later, he's buried in his grief, throwing himself into managing Big Eddie's convenience store in the small-town of Roseland, Oregon. Surrounded by his mother and three aunts, he lives day to day, struggling to keep his head above water. But Roseland is no ordinary place.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well written, heartbreakingly earnest narration!

  • By Steven on 08-29-14

I was so disappointed

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

Reviewed: 04-03-15

I had doubts about this book, based on the description, but when I read all the reviews I decided that, as it sometimes happens, the description is just not very good.

I have to say that I have been rarely as disappointed with a book as with this one. I am aware that this is probably because I expected so much, but I cannot help but feel let down.
The story is long-winded, it is not moving, or particularly romantic, and it is also completely predictable. There was not one moment where I laughed out loud or was moved to tears, and at least the former happened all the time with one of the author's other books.

One thing about the narrator: He really is amazing. From my perspective there is not much he could do with this book, but he made it possible for me to at least listen to the end.

Overall, for me it was wasted credit.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • A Boy and His Dragon

  • By: R. Cooper
  • Narrated by: Guy Veryzer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 156

Arthur MacArthur needs a job, and not just for the money. Before he dropped out of school to support his younger sister, he loved being a research assistant at the university. But working for a dragon, one of the rarest and least understood magical beings, has unforeseen complications. While Arthur may be the only applicant who isn’t afraid of Philbert Jones in his dragon form, the instant attraction he feels for his new employer is beyond disconcerting.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Slow narration

  • By Raina on 06-12-15

Sweet story, narration is sadly lacking

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

Reviewed: 04-25-14

I have this as an ebook, and I absolutely love the story. It is also much better than the first one in the series, I think. The narration is really horrible, though. I listened to the sample and realized it there, so I cannot really blame anybody for my purchase but myself. I like the story so much, though, that I thought how bad can it be? I admit, it can be really bad. The voices can hardly be distinguished, and the pronounciation and emphasis of emotions feels all wrong to me. That is aside from the fact that the book could probably be two hours shorter, if the narration would be conducted at a normal speed. I am sad, but it is what it is. I recommend actually reading the book, as it is a much more enjoyable experience. I will avoid the narrator in the future.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful