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  • Loving Storm

  • Ashes & Embers Series, Book 5
  • By: Carian Cole
  • Narrated by: Joe Arden, CJ Bloom
  • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131

Evie: I met him in a snowstorm.... We spent 48 hours trapped in the back of his pickup truck. We fought. We touched. We fell. Hard. Storm: She literally crashed into my life.... The last thing I wanted was a relationship. Especially with a quirky chick who drove me insane. But something about her got under my skin, and into my heart. And I had to have her. All of her. Now. Falling in love in the back of a truck, just the two of us, was easy. Dealing with psycho fans, jealous exes, and demons from the past...not so easy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good series

  • By donna on 03-30-18

Great continuation

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

Reviewed: 08-23-18

The continuation for the 1st characters in this series was nice however I hope you will do one for each couple or I will feel let down. I listen to series because I want to hear everyone's story and now I feel like i know more about 1 couple than I do about the other 3.... Will this be an epilogue for the last son, and what about Rayne? How long does it take to write a book? Hurry please? Enough rant - I loved the series and enjoy your writing. Keep up the good work.

  • Ransom

  • Highlands' Lairds, Book 2
  • By: Julie Garwood
  • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
  • Length: 15 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,231
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,007
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,006

In the dark days after the death of Richard the Lionhearted, lives and lands would fall into upheaval at the hands of a power-hungry British ruler and his violent minions. One victim of the scourge is innocent Gillian, who is a mere child when the cruel and ambitious Baron Alford slaughters her father and tears her family apart. Alford, determined to recover a jeweled box for the despotic King John, is furious when the precious treasure slips through his fingers - only to be lost for more than a decade.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love the Highlands' Lairds

  • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 05-06-13

Great tale of love and war

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

Reviewed: 02-12-15

This is one of my favorites by the author and narrator. Some of the banter makes me giggle and the love story is great.

  • Highland Surrender

  • By: Tracy Brogan
  • Narrated by: Sarah Coomes
  • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,805
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,619
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,618

Defiant Highland beauty Fiona Sinclair is shocked by her brothers’ treachery. To seal a fragile truce, they have traded her hand in marriage to their sworn enemy, a man she has never met, a man she was raised to despise. With no choice but to wed, Fiona makes her own private vow: Though she may sacrifice her freedom, she will never surrender her heart. Commanded into marriage by the king, Myles Campbell is no more willing than his reluctant bride. Still, she is a rare beauty, passionate enough to warm even the coldest marriage bed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I couldn't stop listening!

  • By Karen on 01-06-13

Cannot say enough, this was a great story!

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

Reviewed: 06-12-13

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

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a historical romance. The characters are interesting and not over done. The story stole my attentions continually.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Vivian - what a michevious person! Her humor and methods made me laugh several times.

Which scene was your favorite?

The best scene was when Vivian and Fiona were sneaking into the scacrilege. There were many to chose from

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

I came close to crying once. Laughter and mild suspense mostly.

Any additional comments?

Historical Romances are new to me, I've enjoyed this book more than most in my favorites list. Cannot wait to listen again!

  • Silent Revenge

  • By: Laura Landon
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 798
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 704
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 711

A Marriage of Convenience: Such is the agreement forged between Lady Jessica Stanton and Simon Warland, Earl of Northcote. Jessica needs a husband strong enough to protect her inheritance from her avaricious stepbrother. Simon needs money to restore the family legacy his father squandered. United by necessity, emotional attachment isn’t part of the deal.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A FAIRYTALE LOVE STORY THAT'S ENTERTAINING

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 11-01-12

Wonderful Story

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

Reviewed: 06-10-13

Would you consider the audio edition of Silent Revenge to be better than the print version?

This was a great story. Without spoiling the ending I want to say it ended slightly different than the normal historical romance.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jessica - Her secret passion was unique (or it was to me since I have only recenlty started this genera)

Which character – as performed by Rosalyn Landor – was your favorite?

All of them - Rosalyn is a great narrator.

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

Nothing too extreme - I am sensative to suspensful moments and started getting scared/excited during a critical point. Couple times I wanted to yell at one of the main characters!

Any additional comments?

Wish the romance was hotter - I almost missed the 1st love scene...

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Undead and Unappreciated

  • Queen Betsy, Book 3
  • By: MaryJanice Davidson
  • Narrated by: Nancy Wu
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,389
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 731
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 739

In between running her vampire nightclub and hunting down the perfect pair of shoes, Betsy learns her long-lost half-sister Laura is actually the spawn of Satan. Complicating matters, prophesy states that the devil's offspring and the queen of the vampires are destined to rule the world together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cute

  • By Michelle on 04-29-10

A bridge for the series

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

Reviewed: 04-28-13

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

The story was ok. I didn't feel cheated until thelast few chapters. This book in the series felt more like an introduction to a few more characters

Would you be willing to try another book from MaryJanice Davidson? Why or why not?

I've enjoyed the writing. The narrator reads a little too slow for me. I listen at a higher speed to accommodate the slower pace of the narraitors characterization. Every few minutes she would speed up and I would have to slow it down or go back 60 seconds.

Did Nancy Wu do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

Each character has a good voice. I can tell the difference between them with no problem. Again, the slower pace made me feel like some of the characters were too slow.

Do you think Undead and Unappreciated needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

I believe it does have a follow up and I'll listen because I need to know where it ends. This book abruptly stopped with no real significant conflict.

Any additional comments?

Nancy, please pick up the pace

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Driving Mr. Dead

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,574
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,097

Miranda Puckett has failed at every job she’s ever had. Her mother just wants her to come home, join the family law firm, and settle down with Jason, the perfect lawyer boyfriend. But when Jason turns out to be a lying cheater, Miranda seizes on a job that gets her out of town: long-distance vampire transportation. Her first assignment is to drive vampire Collin Sutherland from Washington to sleepy Half Moon Hollow without incident—no small feat for a woman whom trouble seems to follow like a faithful hound dog!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Molly Harper can't write fast enough for me!!!!

  • By d.e.matthews on 01-14-12

Disastrously Funny

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

Reviewed: 03-09-13

If you could sum up Driving Mr. Dead in three words, what would they be?

Comical, Witty, Strange!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Collin Sutherland was my favorite character - When he began to change and morph You could clearly see that he was not persnickety or stuffy.

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

I've only listened to Amanda Ronconi's perform books written by Molly Harper. The accent and emotions she puts into her performance does the book justice. I was not quite happy with the voice of a character from a prior book; you will likely guess which one I am talking about.

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

A charming roadtrip full of disaster!

Any additional comments?

Molly Harper does a great job bringing a modern feel to the ancient vampires. The way she brings the night time characters together with the daytime characters is great. This story is full of calamity and adventure.

  • Improper Relations

  • By: Juliana Ross
  • Narrated by: Victoria McGloven
  • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 250
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 228
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 233

When Hannah's caught watching her late husband's cousin debauch the maid in the library, she's mortified - but also intrigued. An unpaid companion to his aunt, she's used to being ignored. The black sheep of the family, Leo has nothing but his good looks and noble birth to recommend him. Hannah ought to be appalled at what she's witnessed, but there's something about Leo that draws her to him.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Improper Relations

  • By karen on 01-22-13

Nice short story for the price

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

Reviewed: 10-14-12

Would you consider the audio edition of Improper Relations to be better than the print version?

I enjoyed the narrator, the speed ov her voice was good and she gave the characters a little life.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Leo, a bold scamp!

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

I always prefer listening over reading except when the narrator is bad. I cannot say anything bad about this one. I was. It disappointed

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

I was devistaded by one part towards the end, it was like there would not be a happily ever after.

Any additional comments?

The entire story grabbed my attention and although the ending was predictable I loved it. I'm not usually interested in short stories.

  • Vanity, Vengeance and a Weekend In Vegas

  • A Sophie Katz Mystery
  • By: Kyra Davis
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 850
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 738
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 736

Sophie Katz, bestselling mystery writer and amateur sleuth, has just discovered that Anatoly, her sexy Russian P.I boyfriend of six years is actually married to the daughter of a Russian mafia boss. Devastated by his betrayal, Sophie banishes him from their beautiful San Francisco Victorian home. Desperate to distract their friend and pull her out of her depression, Dena and Marcus spirit Sophie away to Vegas for a "fun filled weekend" at a Sex Toy Trade Show. But bigger trouble awaits in Vegas. Anatoly is there; his beautiful Russian wife is there; and so is a dead body stuffed into a closet

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Light, fun mystery with a hint of romance

  • By AudioAddict on 06-05-14

Great story with fabulous characters

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

Reviewed: 09-16-12

What did you love best about Vanity, Vengeance and a Weekend In Vegas?

The setting and story line was good. Sometimes it took a direction I expected then quickly went down a different path. The supporting charactures diversity and insane moves give Sophie something special, makes me want to see what will happen next.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Mary Ann is my favorite characture in this book. You will have to listen to find out why.

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

Gabra does well with everything she performs. Following Gabra is how I found Kyra Davis!

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

Yes! And I did. Not only did I listen to it in one sitting, I plan to listen again in a few days.

Any additional comments?

Great author and narrator! A bad narrator will ruin a book, Gabra is one of the best. Ms. Davis writes a great story every time. I can't wait to read her next work.

3 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Corralled

  • Blacktop Cowboys, Book 1
  • By: Lorelei James
  • Narrated by: Scarlet Chase
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 559
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 510
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 506

Lainie Capshaw has been servicing injured cowboys long enough to know that a charming Western drawl combined with a fine physical form doesn't mean you should fall for a man. As a sports therapist, she travels the rodeo circuits patching up riders-and fending off their sweet-talking, swaggering advances. So no one is more surprised than Lainie when she finds herself involved with not one, but two men on different circuits....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • If you love James' style...

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-22-12

Two Hot Cowboys

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

Reviewed: 07-11-12

Would you listen to Corralled again? Why?

The story was great, the performance was very good ~ I usually have a hard time getting used to different the different voices the narrator gives to characters but Scarlet Chase did a great job. The story was great and at times I found myself hoping Lannie would never make a decision.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Kyle was my favorite character, he had an open bad boy attitued that made me fall in love with him.

Which scene was your favorite?

Too many to be specific!

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

I had a reaction - one I should not tell you about.

Any additional comments?

The romance scenes qualify this as erotic!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Spice Briefs

  • Megan Hart, Volume I
  • By: Megan Hart
  • Narrated by: Zoe Hunter, Montana Chase
  • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 94

Three sensual stories by best-selling author Megan Hart. In "This is What I Want", Eve Grant is a lowly customer service drone by day but becomes Eris Apparent, sex goddess of the blogosphere, at night. And while Eve entertains unfulfilled fantasies about her sexy co-worker, Eris Apparent carries on a steamy cyberspace affair with the mysterious Tell_me.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Watch paint dry - it's more entertaining

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 07-04-12

Ick!

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

Reviewed: 06-19-12

Would you try another book from Megan Hart and/or Zoe Hunter and Montana Chase ?

Maybe, the stories were ok but I will probably stick to longer stories.

Would you ever listen to anything by Megan Hart again?

Maybe, depends on the narrator

How could the performance have been better?

The narrator is overly high pitched and squeals too much...

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment, the narrator really messed this one up for me. It was like listening to erotica read by a 16 year old...