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  • Collision Point

  • A Brute Force Novel, Book 1
  • By: Lora Leigh
  • Narrated by: Brianna Bronte
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72

Riordan Malone is more than a bodyguard. As an Elite Ops agent, he’s ripped, raged, and ready to rumble—a true warrior, inside and out. But no war zone can compare to the battle in Rory’s heart when he lays eyes on the only woman he’s ever loved—and thought he had lost forever.... 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • So many questions, no answers.

  • By Anne on 04-23-18

Can't finish it. Had to return it.

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

Reviewed: 03-26-18

I've read her books before and enjoyed them. This is confusing, weak and I was bored to tears. I'm a third of the way through and given up. Doesn't seem like the same author wrote this?

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Just One More Chance

  • Baytown Boys Series, Book 2
  • By: Maryann Jordan
  • Narrated by: Kale Williams
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Grant Wilder, one of the original Baytown Boys, came back from the war a changed man, walking away from his hometown and the girl he left behind. Jillian Evans worked for years to hide her broken heart, especially when Grant moved back home to become one of Baytown’s police officers. He wanted friendship only, and that’s what she’d give him. But when Jillian is threatened, Grant has to fight his wartime demons to save her...and finally declare his love.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Three strikes and you’re out...

  • By Darcie on 10-26-18

So boring

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

Reviewed: 02-16-18

This is a long meandering love story with repetitive, mundane scenes scattered throughout. Pondwater moves faster than this. There was a smidgen of suspense at the very end. Otherwise, it was a tale of two very boring individuals who go about their mundane routines with some lil kids thrown in for good measure to up the sappiness level. I loved Mitch's story and that's why I bought this book but if you want to 30 sec skip through the middle section then buy this book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Silent Threat

  • Mission Recovery, Book 1
  • By: Dana Marton
  • Narrated by: Sarah Naughton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251

A former Navy SEAL, Cole Makani Hunter has returned home from a disastrous black ops mission without his best friend, his hearing, or the use of his right arm. So when his ex - commanding officer assigns him to an undercover mission at a rehab center for vets to discover who leaked sensitive military information to an enemy, he'd rather be anywhere but there. Almost immediately, Cole finds himself at odds with Annie Murray - a peace-loving ecotherapist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great romantic suspense!

  • By Jonella A. Moore on 01-05-18

Good book. Narrator did a decent job

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

Reviewed: 01-30-18

Solid writing.
Sadly though, the female character was fairly stagnant. There was little transformation in her beliefs or relationship as the book went on. Also, her Snow White persona came off as a little corny at times. I know many veterans. The facility in the book only had non-military personnel preaching to veterans on how to heal - that wouldn't happen in reality. I get where the author is going with the 'earthing' - ground healing - science. But the female character didn't quite fit in the role - She seemed like a novice in her field. The villain also had too much going on. He's a spy, he's conveniently obsessed with the female character, He has mother issues, he has all this time on his hands to stand in the corn fields for hours. Some of the action seemed unrealistic.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Last Hit

  • Hitman, Book 1
  • By: Jessica Clare, Jen Frederick
  • Narrated by: Iggy Toma, Kasha Kensington
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 546
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 514
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 512

Nikolai: I have been a contract killer since I was a boy. For years I savored the fear caused by my name, the trembling at the sight of my tattoos. If you saw my eyes, it was the last vision you'd have. With her I am the mark, and I am ready to lie down and let her capture me. Opening my small, scarred heart to her brings out my enemies. I will carry out one last hit, but if they hurt her I will bring the world down around their ears.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THANK YOU JC & JF FOR A PERFECT 5 STAR LISTEN

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 03-22-15

Excellent Read

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

Reviewed: 01-04-18

Made me laugh out loud at times. Loved the subtle humor. Good character development and a great pairing.

  • Write Me Home

  • By: Crystal Walton
  • Narrated by: Sarah Pavelec
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

He lives by his heart. She lives by her plans. Until an unseen enemy and a growing attraction threaten control of both. Returning to his hometown in the Catskills is the last thing firefighter Ethan DeLuca's ready for. He'd rather leave memories where they belong - buried under ashes. Working at the camp down the road seems like the perfect solution. Until his feisty redheaded boss ends up being one fire he has no idea how to put out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful love story

  • By sherri on 11-29-17

Just Okay.

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

Reviewed: 01-02-18

The story is sweet but the characters and storyline are not solidly consistent. Writing is a little weak. For the first half of the book, Cassie is not very likeable. She is rude, overly dramatic and has the emotional intelligence of a child. Her past is rough but the way she acts, you would think she was raised in a closet by Russian mobsters. The obsession she has for having 'fun' is silly and immature. Big deal - we all have serious moments and life is hard at times. We don't run around like a tragic drama queen. Ethan is perceived as a little weak and non-alpha, much of the time. He's a good man but he doesn't come across as a firefighter. The back and forth thing between them initially seemed forced. The lawmakers in the town sound so incompetent, the make Gotham City seem capable. After a mysterious fire, there is no police presence or an arson investigation filed. Ethan turns to his cold mother for help. You would think he'd have a network of arson investigators and law enforcement friends who could help him protect the girls. The narrator is okay. Doesn't help much with the stilted writing. Still listening to the book. Just okay. Maybe the end will save it.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Last Breath

  • Hitman, Book 2
  • By: Jessica Clare, Jen Frederick
  • Narrated by: Iggy Toma, Kasha Kensington
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 346
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 327
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 327

Regan: I never really knew what misery was until the day I was kidnapped and sold for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Two months later I'm at a brothel in Rio when I meet Daniel Hays. He says he's here to save me, but can I trust him? He's the only safe thing in my world, and I know it's wrong to fall in love with him, but I can't seem to help myself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I CLUNG ON TO EVERY WORD.... & HELD MY BREATH TOO

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 05-10-15

Good book

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

Reviewed: 12-28-17

Great action. End dragged a little. Good character development. Enjoyed it overall - I would like to read the rest of the series.

  • Provocative

  • By: Lisa Renee Jones
  • Narrated by: Grace Grant, Lance Greenfield
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 296
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 295

There are those moments in life that are provocative in their very existences, that embed in our minds forever, and, sometimes, our very souls. They change us, mold us, maybe even save us. But some are darker, dangerous. If we allow them to, they control us. Seduce us. Quite possibly even destroy us. The moment I walked into Sonoma's Reid Winter Winery and Vineyard and made eye contact with Faith Winter for the first time was one of those moments.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • EXCELLENT.. A SEXY ROMANTIC MYSTERY

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 11-06-17

Halfway through and it's a yawn fest

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

Reviewed: 12-15-17

God. I'm halfway through and... yawn. These two protagonists can yap. The characters try to hard be deep and philosophical yet the plot has little substance, The sex scenes drag out... the 'Tiger' loves the sound of his own voice. Not sure if i can listen to the rest. I'll be skipping a few chapters.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Going Dark

  • Lost Platoon Series, Book 1
  • By: Monica McCarty
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Wiley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 51

After walking into a trap on a covert op in Russia, the men from top secret SEAL Team Nine are presumed dead. Not knowing whom they can trust, and with war hanging in the balance, the survivors must go dark and scatter around the globe. Marine ecologist Annie Henderson joins her new boyfriend on a trip to the Western Isles of Scotland to protest a hazardous offshore drilling venture. When she realizes that she may be swept up in something far more dangerous than she'd intended, there is only one man she can turn to....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as good as highlander series

  • By Zzrole on 09-07-17

Narrators make or break it

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

Reviewed: 12-11-17

The narrator is really challenging to listen to. A suggestion is not to hire elderly narrators to communicate younger characters in books. It never works. I felt like I'm listening to a scene out of the movie 'Cocoon'... Her accents are overdone and annoying to listen to. Once I can get past the Dorothy thing from the 'Golden Girls', the story seems to be shaping up to be okay. Still got 7hrs to go... Not sure if I can handle the narration.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Close Contact

  • Body Armor
  • By: Lori Foster
  • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

Receiving a large inheritance has brought chaos and uncertainty into Maxi's life. Her ex has resurfaced, along with lots of former "friends", and someone is making mysterious threats. Then there's Miles, who doesn't ask for anything...except her trust. Pleasure is easy. Now, Maxi has to give her heart as well as her body...or risk losing a man who could be everything she needs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • narrator

  • By Sabrina Wood on 06-19-18

returning it due to narrator

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

Reviewed: 12-06-17

The narrator makes the female character sound like the clown from IT. I cannot get past the first chapter. Bought it with my free credit. Now kicking myself. Returning it as we speak.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Going Once

  • By: Sharon Sala
  • Narrated by: Mary Kane
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 51

As raging floodwaters engulf her Louisiana hometown, Nola Landry is stranded on high ground, the unwitting witness to the brutal murder of three fellow survivors. Finally rescued in the aftermath of the storm, no one is willing to believe a story as horrific as hers - until three FBI agents arrive on the scene...one of whom Nola knows very well. Tate Benton has been tracking the so-called Stormchaser serial killer for months, never expecting the trail might lead him home, or to the woman he cannot forget.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Horrible reader

  • By Mas on 10-26-13

Good Story. Wrong Narrator.

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

Reviewed: 10-10-17

Sharon Sala always writes well with good character development. Unfortunately, the narrator sounds just like Blanche Devereaux from the 'Golden Girls'... Which is fine, until the characters sound 65 as opposed to 29 years old. The cover of the sexy man is certainly not reflected in the voice. He sounds like an old man - The female character is far worse.
I kept having to remind myself that these were young folk. LOL. The pace is also too fast. I thought I'd speeded it up - when first listening to it. Sounds as if its narrated by an elderly school teacher - sweet - but elderly. Ruined the vision for a normally good read.