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  • Bitter Harvest Series, Book 1
  • By: Ann Gimpel
  • Narrated by: Curt Bonnem
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

Vampires aren't supposed to feel anything beyond hunger and bloodlust, but Viktor still feels a whole lot. He hates what he's become, but there's no escape. Not from the dying city smothering him, or from his maker, an arrogant tyrant who demands absolute loyalty. Ketha's a shifter and a seer, for all the good it does her. Not enough magic is left to power much of anything. In a rare victory, an image forms in her glass, and she understands how magic broke the world - and how to fix it. The only antidote is an alliance with vampires, but she can't convince anyone to cooperate. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Such a great concept

  • By Claire on 06-11-18

A exciting story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-29-18

This is a captivating book and I really enjoyed listening as well as reading this book. The book came a live, the characters are captivating and exciting. What a great start to a compelling series. It's so amazing I didn't want the story to end. There is drama and romance. The chemistry between the main characters is totally praise worthy. I have read a number of books written by Ann Gimpel and I am never disappointed. I highly recommend this book

  • Earth's Requiem

  • Earth Reclaimed Book 1
  • By: Ann Gimpel
  • Narrated by: Caroline McLaughlin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33

Aislinn Lenear lost her anthropologist father high in the Bolivian Andes. Her mother, crazy with grief that muted her magic, was marched into a radioactive vortex by dark creatures and killed. Three years later, stripped of every illusion that ever comforted her, 22-year-old Aislinn is one resilient, kickass woman with a take-no-prisoners attitude. In a world turned upside down, where virtually nothing familiar is left, she's conscripted to fight the dark gods responsible for her father's death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love this freaking story!!!

  • By Tiff on 04-10-16

Awesome Read

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

Reviewed: 11-27-16

What did you love best about Earth's Requiem?

The book is paranormal romance, drama, sexy and fantasy all in one book. It's about earth post-apocalyptic, dragons, magic, Celtic gods, dark gods, aliens. Ann Gimpel is such a great author, she does a awesome job of world building, her storytelling draws you right into the story, Her characters are always exciting, interesting and strong. Ann Gimpel never fails to amaze me with the depth of her stories. Can you imagine a world where humans are wanted for their magic or they are destroyed if they don't have any.

What other book might you compare Earth's Requiem to and why?

I really have to say that Witch's Bounty Demon Assassins Book 1 because Earth Requiem Earth reclaim is a great book and in the same category. Ann Gimpel ’s writing is flowing, detailed and easy to read. The storyline is well plotted and weaves friendship perfectly with the magical element that encompasses the story.

Have you listened to any of Caroline McLaughlin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, this was my first but I enjoyed the characters

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes. This is a awesome start to a great series. its a really a phenomenal book to read. It's humorous, entertaining and it easily keeps me reading;

Any additional comments?

This a awesome start to a great series! I don't know how I miss Earth's Requiem Earth Reclaimed book 1, quite frankly I was so surprised because I love reading Ann Gimpel books and I love to listen to the book as I read along, I know this isn't how most people like to read but you should try it and believe me you may get hooked. The book is paranormal romance, drama, sexy and fantasy all in one book.

  • Alpha Wolf's Pet, Kept

  • By: Eva Gordon
  • Narrated by: Augusta Rivers
  • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73

In the sequel to Alpha Wolf's Pet, Hidden, Mia has two choices: remain hidden from the Russian mob determined to murder her, or become a sworn member of Dominic's werewolf pack. Being Dominic's human lover is pleasurable while taxing. She wants more commitment than he can give. Except werewolves never marry humans. Carnal desires aside, will she accept her status within the pack in order to share what little time she has with Dominic until he takes a werewolf mate?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Werewolves, Mobsters and Mother-in-laws...OH MY!!

  • By Amber Alverson on 09-28-16

Exciting to read

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

Reviewed: 07-22-16

Would you consider the audio edition of Alpha Wolf's Pet, Kept to be better than the print version?

I think so because I like to read and listen at the same time

Who was your favorite character and why?

Dominic I like him as a protector and leader

What does Augusta Rivers bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The different characters voices

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Mia was with her grandmother

Any additional comments?

I found Alpha Wolf's Pet Kept to be a continuation of book 1. I enjoyed it from beginning to end. I like utilizing the read and audio functionality. I love to listened while l read and let me tell you it's a great story. The story is paced and flows well. If you are in need of a fantastic paranormal shifter read and audio then listen and read this is one. Every book isn't for everyone so If this is not the kind of book or genre you like to read, skip this book. If you enjoy reading shifter romance with suspense and lots of action this is a great choice for your TBR list. Highly I recommend this book and the series.

  • Alpha Wolf's Pet, Hidden

  • By: Eva Gordon
  • Narrated by: Meghan Kelly
  • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135

Mia's testimony against Russian mobsters forced her to enter the witness protection program. She is relocated to a quaint cottage in Wolf Woods, near Mt. Rainier, far from everyone and everything she loved and cared for. All is calm, until she meets Dominic, the gorgeous ruggedly handsome owner of the mysterious Wolfe Estate. He is all alpha male, domineering, and controlling. The last thing she needs is to get involved with a sexy control freak.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Fantastic Story!

  • By DiannP on 03-17-17

Great storytelling

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

Reviewed: 07-21-16

What made the experience of listening to Alpha Wolf's Pet, Hidden the most enjoyable?

Alpha Wolf's Pet Hidden Book 1
By Eva Gordon
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
This a good read and a book that changes pace and keeps you very interested. Ms. Gordon gives you a great experience. With a good experience of others in the paranormal of wolf law enforcement. Additionally it's storyline is very enjoyable and the places that were mentioned in the book was scenic. This is a quick read which I recommend for anybody who wants to read something a little different. This book provides an in depth look at the details of events that can't be explained as by the wolf law enforcement community it seem so realistic.

I found Alpha Wolf's Pet Hidden to be a unusual compelling romance. I enjoyed it from beginning to end. I like utilizing the read and audio functionality. I love to listened while l read and let me tell you it's a great story. The story is paced and flows well. If you are in need of a fantastic paranormal shifter read and audio then listen and read this is one. Every book isn't for everyone so If this is not the kind of book or genre you like to read, skip this book. If you enjoy reading shifter romance with suspense and lots of action this is a great choice for your TBR list. Highly I recommend this book and the series.

If you believe in the world of paranormal romance, the possibilities are

What other book might you compare Alpha Wolf's Pet, Hidden to and why?

Erotic contempary romance because it seem so real

Which character – as performed by Meghan Kelly – was your favorite?

Mia

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Laws unto the pack

Any additional comments?

The storyline is exotic, fascinating, unusual, well written, fast pace, storytelling and it's very hard to stop listen to it. It is one thing to read about regular wolf shifters, It is quite another to read a story of highly trained law enforcement that's wolves who deals with the really bad wolves.

  • Sacrificed to the Dragon

  • Stonefire Dragons Book 1
  • By: Jessie Donovan
  • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,008
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 923
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 924

In exchange for a vial of dragon's blood to save her brother's life, Melanie Hall offers herself up as a sacrifice to one of the British dragon-shifter clans. Being a sacrifice means signing a contract to live with the dragon-shifters for six months to try to conceive a child. Her assigned dragonman, however, is anything but easy. He's tall, broody, and alpha to the core. There's only one problem - he hates humans.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hey Dragon Man!

  • By bluestategirl on 07-07-16

Love it so Fascinating

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

Reviewed: 04-09-16

Would you consider the audio edition of Sacrificed to the Dragon to be better than the print version?

No I love them both I like reading along as I'm being read too. It gives you another view to your imagination especially if the performer give each character a different voice.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Sacrificed to the Dragon?

At the ceremony when Tristan when he couldn't control his dragon and I love when he and his dragon talks among themselves, it's humorous and makes you LOL

Have you listened to any of Matthew Lloyd Davies’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No this is my first book he did a fairly good Job and I would buy another book were he is the performer.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes and I did. It was a awesome story as I had read the story before this made me enjoy it even more as I read and listen to it been read to me. I think this was magnificent way to read a book and I intend to repeat this.

Any additional comments?

As I have said before I love Jessie Donovan books she is one of my favorite authors. She has a awesome gift and she very talented. The performer Matthew Loloyd Davies added to my enjoyment of this book that I know I will be reading and listening to the books as I read all the time.

  • Shopping for a Billionaire's Fiancee

  • By: Julia Kent
  • Narrated by: Zachary Webber
  • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256

Dad gave me my late mother's engagement ring, platinum and diamonds galore. Shannon wouldn't care if I slid a giant hard-candy ring on her finger instead of a three-carat diamond designed to impress. But my future mother-in-law, Marie, will pass out when she sets eyes on that rock, which will give us two minutes of blessed silence ... I was going to make it perfect, from the color of the tablecloth to the freshness of the roses. And it was perfect...until Shannon swallowed the ring.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very Funny

  • By Kelly McCullough on 12-16-15

Wow I enjoy this it's awesome

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

Reviewed: 04-07-16

Would you listen to Shopping for a Billionaire's Fiancee again? Why?

Yes, it's funny and plus I needed Kleenex for laughing so hard it brought tears to my eyes and then there's the sad part that makes you want to cry and hug Declan. It's hot and keeps you listening. I really enjoyed Declan character and Marie.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Shopping for a Billionaire's Fiancee?

When Shannon and Declan was the babysitter for Carols Kids and they went for ice cream, and Declan with Marie at the cemetery.

What about Zachary Webber’s performance did you like?

I enjoy his voice and the way he say certain passages. He make it's even more humorous. I love he uses different octaves in his voice to describe different scenes, he brings them to life.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

The interaction with my fiancée family.

Any additional comments?

I enjoy listening and reading books. It gives you another level of enjoyment. Kate Kent is a talented writer and when you put it the audio it's even more enjoyable because you are give another thought and fascination with her characters. I love reading the book along with being read too. The characters are more alive this way

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  • Love Beyond Hope: A Scottish, Time-Traveling Romance

  • Book 3 of Morna's Legacy Series
  • By: Bethany Claire
  • Narrated by: Lily Collingwood
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264

Love is the most powerful kind of magic. Baodan McMillan values many things in life: friendship, loyalty, kindness, but certainly not love. After the tragic death of his wife many years ago, he hardened himself to the idea of giving his heart to another. There is only one lass who can thaw his chilly heart, a lass he's never met nor knows of, a lass whose birth won't occur until centuries after his death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By ChrissyD on 09-26-18

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 02-29-16

If you could sum up Love Beyond Hope: A Scottish, Time-Traveling Romance in three words, what would they be?

Engaging, Humorous Spectacular

What was one of the most memorable moments of Love Beyond Hope: A Scottish, Time-Traveling Romance?

When Misty and Baodan met in the pond

Which scene was your favorite?

When “Eoghanan stepped forward, his voice low and just as angry as Baodan’s. “Surely, ye doona mean to leave Niall to watch over her? He’ll have her undressed and in his bed before sundown.”
Baodan shook his head, glancing down at me. I assumed he meant to reassure me that he wouldn’t let that happen. “I doona like it but ye are right. I canna leave her with Niall.”
“Then give me a chance, brother. ’Tis no the same as it was with her and ye know it.”

Excerpt From: Claire, Bethany. “Morna’s Legacy Box Set #1

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Mitsy and Baodans are complete opposites, she's sassy and he's quiet and demanding. But as they say opposites attract. But there is something funny going on and Baodan must fine out what it is.

Any additional comments?

This is a SPECTACULAR Read! This story will have you LOL and If you love romance this is definitely a fabulous choice for your TBR list. I am hoping there will be a lot more exciting time traveling stories.

  • A Conall Christmas: A Novella

  • Morna's Legacy, Book 2.5
  • By: Bethany Claire
  • Narrated by: Lily Collingwood
  • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166

It's Yuletide at Conall Castle. Christmas is quickly approaching, and Adelle is determined to make this Christmas the best one Conall Castle has ever seen, but loneliness haunts her. Love for her daughter sent her into the past, but she'd not expected the isolation she would feel. A former socialite and serial dater, she finds that her current age seems much older in the 17th century than it did in the 21st. She resigns herself to the fact that she will remain single for the rest of her days.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ​A Christmas Short with Ageless Love!

  • By ElizaLeone3 on 01-07-16

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 01-04-16

Where does A Conall Christmas: A Novella rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I rate this five stars. The storyline and reading of the characters is engaging and the read made it so you felt like you where in story. The storyline is engaging and fantastic. The characters are loveable and makes you smile. Ms. Collingwood makes you feel as if you are in the story. I love that it makes me smile.

What did you like best about this story?

When Adelle and Hew first meet.

What does Lily Collingwood bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The different

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Can you fine love in your past.

Any additional comments?

No

  • Reconstructed: Building a Hero

  • Book 1
  • By: Tasha Black
  • Narrated by: Mason Lloyd
  • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 123

Westley Worthington has it all. Piles of money, good looks, a head for business, and a seemingly limitless supply of women who want to please him. And that's just the way he likes it. Until a brush with death causes him to rethink his priorities and consider someone besides himself for the first time in his privileged life. Cordelia Cross has never had it easy. Her duty to her family has her working as an assistant to a man she hates just to pay her sister's medical bills.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprised and Impressed!

  • By Cheri on 05-13-16

Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 11-09-15

I enjoyed the storyline it's engaging and suspenseful. The characters are strong, realistic and fantastic. The dialogue was monotone and it's as if you are listening to the same tone, needs more excitement to the voice and different voices for characters. But overall I enjoyed the storyline

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  • Love Beyond Reason: A Scottish, Time-Traveling Romance

  • Book 2 of Morna's Legacy Series
  • By: Bethany Claire
  • Narrated by: Lily Collingwood
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 407
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 370
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 370

It all started with a spell. Arran Conall lives with the consequences of his foolishness daily, his mistakes guiding him into darkness. He had no way to know that his beloved would fall prey to the ancient magic that awaited Blaire on the day he sent her away to marry his brother. Now, the only woman to ever give pause to his philandering ways lives centuries ahead of him, out of reach while still holding on to his heart.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable Time-Travel Series ;-)

  • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 12-01-15

Fascinating Read

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

Reviewed: 11-09-15

I rated this 5⭐️ The storyline was engaging and creative. The characters was strong, compelling and Fantastic. The dialogue was charismatic and heartwarming. I like when the reader is acting out each character. I would highly recommend this audio book. This is very entertaining. I'm excited to listen to the next book in this series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful