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  • Axel

  • Corps Security, Book 1
  • By: Harper Sloan
  • Narrated by: Abby Craden, Sean Crisden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,345
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,250
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,246

Isabelle West has learned the hard way how hard life can be when fate isn't by your side. For the last two years Isabelle has been slowly clearing the clouds of her past. Happiness is finally on the horizon. She has a thriving business, great friends, and her life back. All she has to do is jump over the last hurdle... her ex-husband. Axel never thought he would look into the eyes of Isabelle West again, and he wasn't sure he wanted to now.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I don't know... Sort of maddening.

  • By D. Snyder on 02-08-18

Over use of foul language.

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

Reviewed: 06-09-16

How could the performance have been better?

I read the book (in fact the whole series and enjoyed reading them) and it didn't bother me as much as listening to it. The audio version just seemed to emphasize (maybe I just noticed it more) how foul everyone spoke and most of it seemed unnecessary - just there to have a foul word. And I didn't like how the narrator made all the female voices weak and pathetic sounding. It was very annoying and I couldn't finish it.

Any additional comments?

I will not listen to any more of this series in hopes of not having them ruined. Stick to the books for this series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Lost in Translation

  • By: S. L. Scott
  • Narrated by: Maren McGuire
  • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

Kandace Miller is a star student who stays on the straight-and-narrow path of her perfectly planned life. Olivier DeMarche always chooses the shortcut in life, wanting the easy way in and out of every situation. When two opposites attract, can the language of love keep them together. Or will they be Lost in Translation?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A great, quick, sweet and charming read!

  • By Liz Thompson on 01-24-18

Cute!

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

Reviewed: 06-16-15

What did you love best about Lost in Translation?

I thought it was a really sweet story. A little shorter than I normally would have picked, I was glad I gave it a shot. I really liked the extended epilogue.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Lost in Translation?

The little twist at the end was a surprise I didn't see coming. I was wondering how it was going to end.

Which character – as performed by Maren McGuire – was your favorite?

I think she really did a good job on all of them. I thought her voice really matched the age of the characters and she did a really good job with the French!

Any additional comments?

Thank you S. L. Scott for picking me to receive a copy of this audiobook. I might normally have overlooked it just due to length, but really enjoyed the story. I thought it was a very sweet romance and the extended epilogue really tied it all together for me.

  • Inside Heat

  • Mustangs Baseball - Volume 1
  • By: Roz Lee
  • Narrated by: Abigail Cooper
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 47

Jeff "The Terminator" Holder is the closer for the Texas Mustangs' baseball team, and revered throughout the Major League for throwing inside heat. His twin brother, Jason, the Mustang's catcher, leads the League in hits. They share a love of the game, as well as their identical DNA - but that's not all they share. Pediatric Nurse Megan Long doesn't know baseball, but she does know a sexy guy when she sees one - or two.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • TOUCHDOWN - A SIZZLING EMOTIONAL GAME FOR 3

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 04-04-13

OK

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

Reviewed: 04-26-15

I had to increase the speed to 1.25 because of how slow the narrator talked. I probably could have gone up 1.50 but didn't. I didn't like how the narrator did not make much effort to change the tone or quality of her voice to reflect each of the main characters. Many times I only knew who was talking b/c the writer indicated it. An effort was made with a few of the characters who only had one or two lines. I also didn't like that there was little tone change between speaking and internal thoughts. Another issue was that in parts with great emotion, it was read in the same flat tone as everything else. The story itself was not so outstanding, but I think the narrator brought it down even further. I will avoid this narrator again if I can help it.

  • Fueled

  • Driven Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: K. Bromberg
  • Narrated by: Tatiana Sokolov, Sean Crisden
  • Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,677
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,554
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,554

Colton stole my heart. He wasn't supposed to, and I sure as hell didn't want him to, but he crashed into my life, ignited feelings within me that I thought had died forever, and fueled a passion that I never knew could exist. Rylee fell out of that damn storage closet and into my life. Now I don't think I'll ever be the same. She's seen glimpses of the darkness within me, and yet she's still here. Still fighting for me. She is without a doubt the saint and I am most definitely the sinner.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very entertaining

  • By kezia on 03-28-14

Male voice is nails on a chalk board.

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

Reviewed: 02-19-15

I like the story and the female narrator. However, the male voice was so annoying! A combination of nasal with a natural whine to it. I will only listen to him again if he is reading a book I have to have.

  • An American Werewolf in Hoboken

  • Wolf Mates, Book 1
  • By: Dakota Cassidy
  • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 602
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 540
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 546

After being drugged and captured by Animal Control, Max Adams is on Hoboken's doggie death row when his life mate adopts him, takes him home, and promptly names him Fluffy. While JC, in all her new-pet-owner-ness, feeds "Fluffy" vile kibble, dresses him in mortifying dog couture, and schedules to have his manhood removed, Max's human side gets to know JC. Especially in the biblical sense.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome Story ~ Loved Fluffy....Umm, I Mean Max!

  • By Cheri on 04-24-16

different tones please

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

Reviewed: 01-04-15

The story was cute. Didn't realize this was a spin off of a different series so some things were a little confusing.

Narrator was ok. But there was little difference in the voices, especially in all the different female voices. Most of the story was voiced in a sweet tone (almost sugary) even when the situation called for a more serious/somber tone.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Bedding the Wrong Brother

  • Dalton Brothers, Book 1
  • By: Virna DePaul
  • Narrated by: Ellen Lange
  • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 235
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 212
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 213

Melina Parker prides herself on being a lady in public, but after she's dumped yet again for being a lady in the bedroom, she's ready to go back to school. Determined to find her inner sex diva, she enlists her childhood friend, Max Dalton, to tutor her after hours. Instead, she ends up in the wrong bed and gets a lesson in passion from Max's twin brother, Rhys Dalton, a man Melina's always secretly wanted but never thought she could have.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I wanted to like this, really...

  • By Terri F on 07-31-16

Run on sentences

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

Reviewed: 12-18-14

Would you try another book from Virna DePaul and/or Ellen Lange?

By Virna DePaul maybe, but not Ellen Lange. I don't like the narrator and I think she really brought what could have been a cute book down. She reads in run on sentences, weird inflections (or lack of inflection if the situation calls for it). Also, it was really hard to tell the difference between spoke words and internal thoughts and at times between each character. There was little voice difference between the male and female characters.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Haven't gotten there yet. Having to force myself to finish this audio book b/c the narrator is so poor.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Ellen Lange?

I think there are a lot of good narrators. Someone who understands what grammatical punctuation when reading a sentence means. Someone who can develop a different voice for each character. I have enjoyed books by Jill Redfield and Amanda Ronconi.

Do you think Bedding the Wrong Brother needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

The setup for the story leaves it wide open for ongoing stories for the brother & the female leads group of friends. There is potential.

Any additional comments?

I think I would have liked this book better if I had read it instead of listening to it. The narrator really brought this book down.

  • Skin Walkers: Monroe

  • By: Susan A. Bliler
  • Narrated by: Erin Mallon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 390
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 358
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 363

When Game Warden Eden St. Cloud goes up against CEO Monroe StoneCrow, she encounters the most intimidating, powerful, and sexy man she's ever seen. Unaware of the fact that Monroe is the Dominant Skin Walker in North America, it isn't until Eden becomes enmeshed in his life that she realizes it's too late to escape. Worse, she's drawn the children under her care into the lair of the beast and must now succumb to Monroe's desires or risk losing her children forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • OH YEA - This was smoking !!

  • By karen on 04-11-14

Could have been a 900 number

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

Reviewed: 07-14-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. I liked the story. I was a little lost in the beginning, but after researching the author, I realized this was one in a series (Audible doesn't have the rest of the series) and there were several books ahead of this one. Once I just accepted things with the understanding that I was already supposed to know things, it was easy just to move on and accept the story.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I loved Eden's backbone. She was level headed and independent, but allowed help once she realized that it was for the better.

What three words best describe Erin Mallon’s performance?

How would I describe the voice - she could have been a 1-900 operator (from what I understand about those operators as I have no personal experience!). The voice was husky, breathy, and drew out syllables of words. The most noticed one was when she said the word 'walkers'. It was two syllables - it was three or four 'walkerrrrrrs'. And that wasn't the only word; most words or phrases were drawn out like this. It took some getting used to, but in some scenes the breathy, husky quality worked.

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

No. I never want to do that. I like to draw out good books over time to enjoy them.

  • Thoughtless

  • By: S. C. Stephens
  • Narrated by: Rebekkah Ross
  • Length: 20 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,424
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,321
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,334

For almost two years now, Kiera’s boyfriend, Denny, has been everything she’s ever wanted: loving, tender, and endlessly devoted to her. When they head off to a new city to start their lives together - Denny at his dream job and Kiera at a top-notch university - everything seems perfect. Then an unforeseen obligation forces the happy couple apart. Feeling lonely, confused, and in need of comfort, Kiera turns to an unexpected source - a local rock star named Kellan Kyle. At first, he’s purely a friend she can lean on, but as her loneliness grows, so does their relationship. And then one night everything changes....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What a shocker!

  • By Candateshia Pafford on 12-24-12

Good trilogy

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

Reviewed: 06-13-14

Would you be willing to try another book from S. C. Stephens? Why or why not?

Yes. While long, it was still a good story.

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

No. But I know that if she is the orator on any other book that I pick up, it will be a good listen.

Any additional comments?

All three books need a good edit down. It wouldn't change the story, but take out some of the long interpersonal thoughts that drug on and on. Overall a good story, but I had to stop and listen to something else because it went on for so long. I did come back and finish all three stories, it just took a while.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Effortless

  • By: S. C. Stephens
  • Narrated by: Rebekkah Ross
  • Length: 19 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 988
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 904
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 905

After being caught in the middle of a love triangle which led to a devastating betrayal, Kiera pledged to learn from the mistakes she’d made. She was determined to never again inflict that kind of pain on anyone, especially the soulful, talented man who held her heart. But life offers new challenges for every relationship, and when Kiera’s love is put to the ultimate test, will it survive? Love is easy...trust is hard.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "Mornin"

  • By Lucina on 12-16-12

Good story

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

Reviewed: 06-13-14

What about Rebekkah Ross’s performance did you like?

Amazing orator!

Any additional comments?

I am saying this about all three books - good story, but long. I really felt it could be edited down and still have a great story. I think the author got a little too descriptive in the thoughts of the main character.

  • Reckless

  • The Thoughtless Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: S. C. Stephens
  • Narrated by: Rebekkah Ross
  • Length: 21 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 842
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 781
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 787

When Kellan’s band gains stardom, Kiera and Kellan’s relationship is put to the ultimate test. Can their love for each other withstand the constant pressure of superstardom? The friendships they’ve formed, the new family they’ve found, and the history they’ve forged will all play a part in helping them navigate the turbulent waters of the band’s exploding popularity. A greedy executive hell-bent on success, a declining pop star looking for an edge, and a media circus that twists lies into truths are just some of the obstacles the lovers will have to overcome if they are going to remain together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • KELLAN KYLE!!!

  • By Robin on 03-07-13

A little long winded.

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

Reviewed: 06-13-14

If you could sum up Reckless in three words, what would they be?

Long winded, but good.

Which character – as performed by Rebekkah Ross – was your favorite?

Kellen - she did a really good job giving a different voice to each character.

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

No. I purposely listened to it in the car driving to and from work each day.

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed this book. I picked it b/c it was on my TBR list, but there are so many I thought I would knock it off by listening to it instead of reading. Rebekkah Ross did an excellent job on all three books in the series. The one negative - I really felt that the book could have had a quarter of it removed and still have the exact same story. It is a long book/audiobook. I really felt that the author got long winded in writing and it could have been edited down and still have had an awesome story. I would recommend the book/audiobook to others.