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  • Rome's Chance

  • A Reapers MC Novella
  • By: Joanna Wylde
  • Narrated by: Tatiana Sokolov, Sean Crisden
  • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

Rome McGuire knew he was in trouble the first time he saw her. She was sweet and pretty and just about perfect in every way. She was also too young and innocent for the Reapers Motorcycle Club. He did the right thing, and walked away. The second time, he couldn’t resist tasting her. Gorgeous and smart, fun and full of wonder, she jumped on his bike and would’ve followed him anywhere. Walking away wasn’t so easy that time, but her family needed her and he had a job to do. When she came around a third time, he’d had enough.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You broke my heart, Ms. Wylde

  • By Katy on 11-01-18

Quick and Just OK

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

Reviewed: 12-02-18

I didn't enjoy this story so much. Randi went back and forth all the way through the whole story. It was annoying. Tatiana Sokolov is usually one of my faves but her narration was very fast and didn't sound so good this time. Sean Crisden hardly had any part at all. There are some graphic scenes and words that are kind of tacky. Overall, not one of the better Reaper stories.

  • Seek

  • By: Mia Sheridan
  • Narrated by: Stephen Dexter, Callie Dalton
  • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 303
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 283
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 283

Wealthy socialite Olivia Barton never imagined her fiancé would disappear on what was supposed to be a routine business trip. She's even more heartbroken and confused when a hired private investigator tracks him half a world away, to a seaside town in Colombia. But the country has recently been ravaged by a massive earthquake and deadly tsunami, shutting down outside communication and making travel all but impossible. Still, Olivia is determined to make it to Colombia to find the answers she so desperately seeks. What she needs is a guide - a mercenary.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not one of Sheridan's Best

  • By Lisa on 11-29-18

Not one of Sheridan's Best

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

Reviewed: 11-29-18

I'm not even halfway through listening and know this story is not one of Sheridan's better stories. A bit disappointing as some of her other stories I've listened to are much better. It could be in part due to the narrators chosen as they are maybe not the best choice. I do wish writers would not write their female characters out to be so--- dense? Unintelligent? I'm not sure of the exact word but for gosh sakes, write them to be a bit smarter than what she has this Olivia chick. I don't care if you're a city or country girl- if you're going to a country such as Columbia, for gosh sakes write the character to do some research about the land, people, crime, etc. Wouldn't that just be common sense? I don't care if she's going for pleasure or to find the long lost fiancé, give the girl some brains.

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  • Chasing Shadows

  • First Wives, Book 3
  • By: Catherine Bybee
  • Narrated by: Emma Wilder
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 251
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 215

Avery Grant doesn’t date. Her first marriage was a mutually beneficial contract that gave her the financial freedom she needed to step away from her controlling parents. Wealthy and single, the last thing she’s looking for is love sneaking in to mess up her life plans. And after a brutal attack, she’s determined to never be vulnerable again, even if the new man in her life helps her feel safe. Mesmerized from the moment he sets his eyes on Avery, Liam is driven to learn everything about this tough, sexy, challenging woman.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Chasing Shadows

  • By Katrice Collins. on 11-20-18

Series Continues

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

Reviewed: 11-29-18

Overall, not a bad addition to the series. I think the author paints Avery as too hard in the books but given her attack in the last book, it's a bit understandable. At least by the end of this story, she's getting herself together. Narrator does a great job as in the others. It will be interesting to see how Bybee writes the next wife, Shannon's story.

  • Ache for You

  • Slow Burn, Book 3
  • By: J. T. Geissinger
  • Narrated by: Mackenzie Cartwright, Brian Pallino
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201

Boutique owner Kimber DiSanto has seen better days. She’s been dumped at the altar by Prince Charmless, her business went up in flames (literally), and now she’s stuck in Florence, Italy, with an ice-queen stepmother, to try to save her late father’s failing dress shop. Only one thing could make it worse: another man in her life. The arrogant Italian fashion tycoon offering to buy her father’s shop is as rich as he is sexy, and their attraction is off the charts. But Kimber’s not about to get burned again. Women don’t say no to Matteo Moretti.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Laugh out loud enemies to lovers romcon

  • By Sin2sea on 11-07-18

Funny and Overall Good

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

Reviewed: 11-25-18

Overall, the story was pretty darn good. There were many parts that were quite funny, and I found myself laughing out loud. The cons of the story - very repetitive. This story could've easily been reduced by a few hours if there weren't so many of the same lines only in different sections. I fast forwarded a number of times just to get through those parts. The main female character was likeable overall but at times, she was quite self involved. Narrators were very good. Italian accents were good.

  • Searching for Mine

  • A Searching for Novella - 1001 Dark Nights
  • By: Jennifer Probst
  • Narrated by: Madeleine Maby
  • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72

Connor Dunkle knows what he wants in a woman, and it's the three B's. Beauty. Body. Boobs. Other women need not apply. With his good looks and easygoing charm, he's used to getting what he wants - and who. Until he comes face to face with the one woman who's slowly making his life hell...and enjoying every moment.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Search Over...Love Found

  • By Lisa on 09-14-18

Search Over...Love Found

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

Reviewed: 09-14-18

Pretty good story. Narration also good. I don't always like Maby as a narrator but this was a job well done. Three and a half hours was a great story length. Not too short, not too long. It seems when a story is over 4 hours long, there's either too much repetition, too many sex scenes or too many unnecessary details. Refreshing to see characters over the age of 35 with real life jobs, issues, kids but yet want to improve themselves and find good love.

  • Going Down Easy

  • Boys of the Big Easy Series, Book 1
  • By: Erin Nicholas
  • Narrated by: Ryan West
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119

As far as flings go, single dad Gabe Trahan is pretty sure that Addison Sloan is his best bet. Once a month, Addison comes to New Orleans and then…It. Is. On. Until Addison returns to New York, it’s just hot, no-strings-attached sex. And beignets. And jazz. But lately for Gabe, it isn’t nearly enough. Sure, maybe Addison’s gotten a bit hooked on Gabe. After all, who can resist a guy who’s so sexy, so charming, and so…available? But maybe he’s too available for her right now. Addison’s just moved to New Orleans. Plus, Gabe doesn't know her secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great single parent story

  • By Alison on 08-29-18

Not Always Easy in The Big Easy

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

Reviewed: 09-14-18

Overall, not a bad start to a new series! I like the single parent theme. I like that the main characters aren't too young. I like that they are in a single parent support group with varied members of all ages, genders and incomes. Of course, love wins in the end and the characters get their happy ending but not without having their hang ups to deal with first. Standard romance story protocols. There is sex too, of course. I skip if there's more than one or two of those scenes cause it's just boring to listen to after that. My one big problem with this story was the female lead- she's the mom to 5 yr old Stella. Right from the beginning when we find out she has a daughter, she complains about having her. How she didn't plan it but wouldn't have an abortion, the father was a deadbeat, she didn't have any support, how Stella was always there and she never had any personal time. As if that wasn't enough, she is pretty rude about Gabe having a son and how she has no interest in any more kids. Of course after behaving this way, she eventually starts changing her mind and then they spend all their time together as a family. So kind of wishy washy. It just doesn't present very well to the reader. Anyone who is a parent has doubts, fears, challenges. It's normal. I'm sure each person has questioned whether they should have become a parent at all at some point. But by the female character's behavior, it sounds more like regret all the time. Like she doesn't want to be bothered so she raises Stella to be as independent as possible. Ryan West did a superb narrating job.

  • The Start of Something Good

  • Stay
  • By: Jennifer Probst
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Madeleine Maby
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 240
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210

When Ethan Bishop returns to the Hudson Valley, his body and spirit are a little worse for wear. As a former Special Forces paratrooper, he saw his fair share of conflict, and he came home with wounds, inside and out. At his sisters’ B & B and farm, he can keep all his pain at a safe distance. But quiet time isn’t easy when a fiery woman explodes into his life... 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story

  • By PatioS on 06-19-18

The Start of Something....

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

Reviewed: 09-12-18

Well you have Sebastian York to listen to so that right there is a positive. Although I have to say in this story, Sebastian seems a bit tired. Like maybe he's narrated one too many romance books in a row or something. But it's still nice to hear him. Madeline Maby- also Grace Grant? voice? was ok. Her voice gets a bit irritating sometimes. This has about 3 different story lines happening in it. You've got Ethan's, Chloe's, and Mia's. Nine hours is way too long. The book started out very slowly- I almost stopped listening. I stuck with it though. I don't think it would've been so slow in the beginning if a lot of the backgrounds had been shortened and just gotten going with what the book was really about. Of course there was sex. I fast forward after the first couple of those scenes cause it gets boring listening over and over again about it. There was push and pull with Mia and Ethan. She really does not start out as a likeable character at all. A snobby, bi**** actually. She gradually eases up a bit. Ethan is quite likeable as are his sisters. Overall, not a bad listen. Just too long.

  • Hollywood Heir

  • Westerly Billionaire Series, Book 4
  • By: Ruth Cardello
  • Narrated by: Teri Clark Linden
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117

Sage Revere follows her instincts, which have led to an oddball career as a plant psychologist. As a side project, she also helps strangers find happiness. Sage has a gift for knowing who needs her help, and the brooding hunk of a loner she meets in a coffee shop certainly fits the bill. She can feel it. On-screen, Eric Westerly is the hottest superhero there is. Offscreen, he’s out of rehab; incognito in London; and reevaluating his life, his career, and his broken family ties. All he wants is to be alone. Then along comes some daft plant whisperer who gets under his skin.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I want my own Batcave!

  • By Carole Wooten on 10-18-18

Middle of the Road

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

Reviewed: 09-12-18

Overall, not too bad of story. Teri C Linden did good job at narrating. It's hard to get accents down sometimes, but she did a fine job. Too long of story- needless items could've been left out. It would've been better to hear more detail of Eric's actual road to recovery. I didn't really feel a connection between him and the plant woman. More instalove and it just doesn't work. She was just a nut job. I certainly wouldn't have gone in the plant psychologist route to have for a female lead. And Eric was a downright jerk a lot of the time. One minute you've got the plant lady saying she's done with him then the next, she turns around and they are having sex. That's a repeat theme. She started off quite independent but it fizzled out with all the wishy washy crap. The best part about the whole story? Reggie, Eric's assistant and Bella, plant lady's best friend. They are quite funny at times as is Dalinda the grandmother.

  • Shameless

  • By: Lisa Renee Jones
  • Narrated by: Grace Grant, Lance Greenfield
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217

Nick "Tiger" Rogers sought out Faith Winter with revenge as his agenda. He made her his obsession. He seduced her. He made her want him. He made her trust him. And then he trusted her. He wanted her. He loved her. But now the lies will be exposed, the truth revealed. Hearts will be broken. Lives shattered. Nick. Faith. The truth. The passion. The shameless obsession.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A COMPELLING CONCLUSION TO AN ADDICTIVE DUET

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 11-08-17

Shamefully Long

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

Reviewed: 09-07-18

This is a continuation of the first book. Definitely too long! Get rid of the repetition and multiple sex scenes that are basically the same and it sure wouldn't be over 10 hours! Actually, the first book was the same. This could've easily been one story instead of broken up into two. The actual plot wasn't bad at all but the other stuff gets in the way. Lance Greenfield does a good narrating job but Grace Grant's voice sort of bothers me. Or else it could be the female character in the story- dumb as a box of rocks. Skip all the repetitive parts and you might enjoy listening to this.

  • Brant's Return

  • By: Mia Sheridan
  • Narrated by: Jacob Morgan, Virginia Rose
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,184
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,105
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,104

Brant Talbot runs a glitzy network of high-end bars in New York City, enjoying all the benefits of the lavish lifestyle he's worked so hard to achieve. When he learns that his estranged father is dying, he must return to his family’s Kentucky horse farm - and to a past he thought he left behind. While facing long-buried truths, he collides with his father’s secretary, Isabelle Farris. Despite his undeniable attraction to the beautiful, independent young woman, he sees secrets in her eyes and believes she has designs on Graystone Hill.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another hit by Mia Sheridan!

  • By Ashley D on 08-16-18

Good Overall

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

Reviewed: 09-02-18

I like the way Sheridan writes her stories. For the most part, keeps the listener interested. For this story though, I have to say the whole Amish thing really didn't click with me. Plus the female lead was always crying and had such low self esteem that it sort of got in the way of the actual story. Yes, she went through a terrible thing- as usual for a romance- but still all that crying and whining gets on a persons nerves after awhile. Other than that, the story itself was interesting. I didn't see the ending coming out like it did, I was thinking it was a different character. There were a few parts that were kind of cliche and where you could guess what was going to happen next. Narration was good. Jacob Morgan sounded a bit bored in some parts. He usually sounds great in all of his stories but maybe he was having an off romance kind of narration for this one.