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  • Cake

  • A Love Story
  • By: J. Bengtsson
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Joe Arden
  • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,600
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,218
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,212

Jake McKallister might have been a rock star, but he was no ordinary one. Surviving an unspeakable crime as a young teen had shaped him into a guarded workaholic, and he now lived his life trying to forget. If it hadn't been for music and the redemption he found through it, he might not have survived. Career success came easily for him. Personal connections did not.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Freakin Rockin Book

  • By Alanna on 12-22-16

Really?!?

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

Reviewed: 06-30-18

I don't know why this book was so well rated. Casey was so casual about upending her life for this guy and had barely any qualms in letting him foot all the bills. I got tired of hearing how hot and awesome he was. Jake had this horrible and traumatic experience and when he suffered flashbacks, a heart to heart was all that was needed to fix the problem? That seems so ridiculous to me because that's not how the real world works. While I appreciate the fact that there were no unnecessary drama, that the couple was confident with themselves and in each other and that they communicate well, the book had too much of the "all you need is a good woman to save broken man syndrome". Don't get me wrong, I believe that love is powerful and crucial in healing but the way it was portrayed in this book was clumsy and lacked subtlety and sophistication. I hate it when authors feel the need to spell out everything for their readers. As a result Casey and Jake's journey of love and healing felt superficial and trite.

  • A Christmas Kiss

  • By: Elizabeth Mansfield
  • Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

When James Everard announced that he had invited a young lady home for the holidays, his father, the Earl of Gyllford, was astounded and skeptical. Could it be that Jamie was finally showing an interest in something other than horseplay with his friends? But when lovely Miss Evalyn Pennington arrived at Gyllford Manor, it was the earl who found himself inexplicably drawn to her winsome beauty. Having been dismissed from her post as a governess, Evalyn would long remember the kindness of being welcomed at Gyllford Manor when she had nowhere else to turn.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Cute and Light

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-07-17

Cute and Light

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

Reviewed: 04-07-17

The story was cute and light-hearted. It felt alot like a Jane Austen book, with misunderstandings and mischief abound. Personally, I prefer more emotionally intense books that I can really sink my teeth into. However, this one is well written and a nice break from heavier stories.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Making Faces

  • By: Amy Harmon
  • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,099
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,027
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,025

Ambrose Young was beautiful. He was tall and muscular, with hair that touched his shoulders and eyes that burned right through you. The kind of beautiful that graced the covers of romance novels, and Fern Taylor would know. She'd been reading them since she was 13. But maybe because he was so beautiful he was never someone Fern thought she could have...until he wasn't beautiful anymore.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eye Opener

  • By Kindle Customer on 03-28-14

beautiful story

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

Reviewed: 04-02-17

This was a beautiful story and the narration was spot on. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is a personal one. I'm not religious and am not at all interested in religious books. This book had a tad too much references to God for my comfort. It wasn't preachy but still it was enough to make me hesitate on listening to another of her books.

  • A Study in Scarlet Women

  • The Lady Sherlock Series, Book 1
  • By: Sherry Thomas
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,535
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,259
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,258

With her inquisitive mind, Charlotte Holmes has never felt comfortable with the demureness expected of the fairer sex in upper-class society. But even she never thought that she would become a social pariah, an outcast fending for herself on the mean streets of London. When the city is struck by a trio of unexpected deaths and suspicion falls on her sister and her father, Charlotte is desperate to find the true culprits and clear the family name.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • First-rate author and first-rate narrator

  • By Lady Wesley on 03-25-17

Nice premise but...

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

Reviewed: 12-21-16

I like the twist on Sherlock Holmes and Watson. I'm also a fan of other Sherry Thomas's books. However, I found it difficult to follow the plot. The story felt cluttered with too many characters and threads, leaving the ending muddy anti-climatic. I'm not sure I'm willing to use another credit for the next story, which is a shame.

43 of 49 people found this review helpful

  • Grim

  • Tornians Book 1
  • By: M.K. Eidem
  • Narrated by: Commodore James, Laura Jennings
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,486
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,284
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,286

King Grim Vasteri is the strongest and most feared warrior in the Tornian Empire. He is the King of Luda, blood brother to the Emperor, and his line will die with him. He will have no offspring for no female would join with him for once he was scarred he was considered "unfit". The Tornian Empire has been dying ever since the great infection caused the birth of females to become a rarity. Since then they have been searching the known universes for compatible females.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SO DANG GOOD!!!

  • By Candateshia Pafford on 02-08-15

seriously?!? no.

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

Reviewed: 10-14-16

I was excited to try out a sci-fi romance. The premise sounded very interesting and the reviews were all glowing. Despite the fact that the female narrator sounds 40 instead of 24, I like the dual voices and the sound effects. But! Lisa falls in love with an alien, within 24 hours of being abducted by an alien race and learning that she basically had to become a breeder for said aliens. Not to mention, shouldn't she be in shock with the fact that aliens even exist? Also, as a mother of a six year old son, I can tell you that unlike Lisa's robotic children, even my well behaved child doesn't just say, "Yes mommy." to everything I ask him to do. But the real deal breaker is that this dumb heroine packs a sexy nightgown while knowing that she is leaving her PLANET so she can breed for ALIENS. Um. No. No. No. I did not finish the book because there is no way I am going to waste any more of my life on this utter ridiculousness.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Devil in Denim

  • By: Melanie Scott
  • Narrated by: Julie Frances
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 27

As the team-owner's daughter, Maggie Jameson grew up in the New York Saints' stadium - glove, cap, hot dogs, and all. Baseball's in her blood, and she's always dreamed of the day when she would lead the Saints to victory herself. That was before her dad had to sell the team to Alex Winters. The fast-talking, fiercely attractive businessman has a baseball pedigree that's distinctly minor league. Maggie wants to hate him but his skills of seduction, however, are off the charts.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A HALF n HALF LIGHT ROMANCE

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 11-22-14

Not a Fan

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

Reviewed: 10-14-16

Admittedly, I am not a sports fan. The only reason I even got the book was because it got such good reviews and I thought it would be good for me to expand my horizons. The sports part of the book was fine but the characters were not. The heroine was lacking in confidence and sass. The hero was too in control, too bossy, too perfect and too sure of himself and of his ability to woo the girl. I stopped listening to it when I realized I could care less about the characters and their lack luster romance.

  • Archer's Voice

  • By: Mia Sheridan
  • Narrated by: Kris Koscheski, Emily Durante
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,968
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,828
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,841

When Bree Prescott arrives in the sleepy, lakeside town of Pelion, Maine, she hopes against hope that this is the place where she will finally find the peace she so desperately seeks. On her first day there, her life collides with Archer Hale, an isolated man who holds a secret agony of his own. A man no one else sees.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story - Too Much Sex

  • By Terry Darden on 06-29-16

mostly good

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

Reviewed: 10-07-16

Good heartwarming story. It was a hit too sappy in places and while I enjoy steaming stories with nice sex scenes, there was a bit too much of it. It got in the way of the story at times and I must admit I found those parts kind of boring. The big dramatic ending was predictable but I can forgive the author because the characters didn't have those annoying miscommunication problems. I like the growth of the characters and the way they worked through their issues like adults. That really saved the book and allowed me to power through other parts.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful