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  • 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 73
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68

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 124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97

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 171
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147

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 123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104

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 195
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187

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 740
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 692
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 689

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.

  • Fearless

  • Broken Love, Book 5
  • By: B. B. Reid
  • Narrated by: Teddy Hamilton, Ava Erickson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 298
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 297

Have you ever had the feeling you were a stranger? Out of reach, I watched and mourned me. Nothing moved. Breathed. Nothing lived. I was in an alternate universe. No longer an innocent. I had blood on my hands, and I wasn't even sorry for it. I was only afraid for Keiran. Of his reaction when the shock wore off. It would be an explosion. Of hurt, anger, and mistrust. He'd know I lied. And to him...the betrayal born of my good intentions is worse than the act of murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW...Incredible Wrap Up

  • By Addicted to Audible on 01-12-18

The Series

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

Reviewed: 08-22-18

I'm writing a review of all the books in the series. Way easier! Overall, these characters have a lot of angst in their young lives! Starting with the first book all the way to the last- very dark, too much sex for people so young - starting in high school for gosh sakes-I mean not just first love first sex experiences but get dirty kind. A bit much. There are a lot of issues a listener could take up while hearing the stories. Bullying, borderline rape, physical and mental abuse, slavery, trafficking, drugs, alcohol, bad parenting or none at all. Dominants, submissives, teenage pregnancy, the list could just go on. One cannot say this is a lighthearted series for sure. In fact, I would hope that no one under the age of at least 18 would listen because of all that's happening. Heck even us older adults - over the age of 30 or more- would have problems listening to some of the parts. Once you listen to the first story though, you kind of want to know what happens to each of the main characters. So skip the parts that are offensive or just too detailed and finish getting the whole ending by the last book.

  • Honor Me

  • Men of Inked, Book 6
  • By: Chelle Bliss
  • Narrated by: Joe Arden, Maxine Mitchell
  • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132

I had everything I ever wanted - a wife, a kid, with two more on the way. I was living the American dream. After the babies were born, we hit a rough patch. I did everything to prove my love, to show Suzy that nothing was more important than her. After some work and a lot of time, we found our groove again. Just when life had evened out, a familiar enemy came back to haunt us. It wasn't my past that followed us, but my brother's. When the danger gets too close, I'll do anything to defend my family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best one yet

  • By MV on 07-20-16

Middle of the Road

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

Reviewed: 08-22-18

First, Joe Arden. Can't go wrong there. I'm not crazy about Maxine Mitchell but she does a good job in this story. There are a few issues going on in this story. I like that post partum depression is brought up but do not like how the author writes a nice neat little wrap up of it- like after 6 months of therapy everyone goes back to "normal." And normal? Normal is a setting on the dryer. Normal is different for everyone. That just isn't how it works in real life. Otherwise, the story works cause it's not about one couple but the whole family.

  • Without Me

  • Men of Inked, Book 5
  • By: Chelle Bliss
  • Narrated by: Ryan West
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199

I'd led a selfish existence. I liked who I was. Hell, I loved myself. Women threw themselves at me, and I took what they offered without remorse. I promised them nothing. I sank my teeth into life, holding on to it like my very existence depended on it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love This Series

  • By MizzKim1 on 07-13-16

No Connection

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

Reviewed: 08-22-18

I didn't get good vibes from this couple. I'm not sure why exactly. Just didn't feel a connection between them. I stopped listening to the story about an hour in and skipped to the epilogue which is great. The epilogue and Ryan West's narration are the only things that saved this story.

  • Uncover Me

  • Men of Inked, Book 4
  • By: Chelle Bliss
  • Narrated by: Sarah Naughton, Lee Samuels
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235

I lost track of my life. Spiraling down the rabbit hole, I lost myself and became one of them. Living undercover within the MC, the days bled together as I became absorbed in a life of excess and violence. Becoming consumed was easy. Was I Thomas Gallo, good guy and respected cop, or Blue, Sergeant-at-Arms of the Sun Devils MC? Before, I could answer with certainty. But now, there's a darkness that has settled deep in my soul, fusing with my heart and altering my reality forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Book

  • By Michelle Eriksen on 11-23-15

Thomas' Story

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

Reviewed: 08-22-18

I didn't really feel the connection between these two characters. Maybe cause she was young and always called him baby. That just did nothing for the feels. I would've liked to have seen Thomas end up with a bit stronger, smarter female lead. Writers who make their females broken or weak with mommy or daddy issues is really getting old. I liked the epilogue though. I skipped to that part after awhile.