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  • Red, White & Royal Blue

  • A Novel
  • By: Casey McQuiston
  • Narrated by: Ramon de Ocampo
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 744
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 708
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 704

When his mother became president, Alex Claremont-Diaz was promptly cast as the American equivalent of a young royal. Handsome, charismatic, genius - his image is pure millennial-marketing gold for the White House. There's only one problem: Alex has a beef with the actual prince, Henry, across the pond. And when the tabloids get hold of a photo involving an Alex-Henry altercation, US/British relations take a turn for the worse. Heads of family and state and other handlers devise a plan for damage control: staging a truce between the two rivals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Happy Crying

  • By H Price on 05-15-19

So Good

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

Reviewed: 07-12-19

This is a beautifully written and wonderfully narrated book. It made me cry for the sheer fact that our reality is so far from the book. It also made me cry for the hope of the future what can be. For anyone who struggles with acceptance of LGBTQ people, you should listen to this book because ultimately, this story shows you the simple truth that love is love and that everyone deserves the freedom to love whoever they choose.

  • Luna and the Lie

  • By: Mariana Zapata
  • Narrated by: Callie Dalton, Gomez Pugh
  • Length: 17 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 640
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 603
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 603

Luna Allen has done some things she would rather no one ever know about. She also knows that, if she could go back in time, she wouldn’t change a single thing. With three sisters she loves, a job she (mostly) adores, and a family built up of friends she’s made over the years, Luna figures everything has worked out the way it was supposed to. But when one of those secrets involves the man who signs her paycheck, she can’t find it in her to regret it. Despite the fact that he’s not the friendliest man in the world. Or the most patient.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 😭

  • By JM Saenz on 04-20-19

The Best Book

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

Reviewed: 06-16-19

I listen to lots and lots of books while working in the studio (I'm a potter). This is hands down the best book I have listen to all year. I can't stand insta love/sex books and I hate weak heroines. This book was the opposite of that. There was no unnecessary and annoying drama and I love the way we were shown what it really means to be a strong woman. Each moment of the book are small building blocks that carefully and intentionally build towards the bond between Luna and Rip. I'm feeling lost now because I've listened to all Mariana Zapata's books and because she's ruined me for all the mediocre books out there. So if you decide to listen to this book (and you should), you've been warned.

  • Beautiful Bastard

  • By: Christina Lauren
  • Narrated by: Grace Grant
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,145
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,645
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,663

Whip-smart, hardworking, and on her way to an MBA, Chloe Mills has only one problem: her boss, Bennett Ryan. He’s exacting, blunt, inconsiderate - and completely irresistible. A beautiful bastard. Bennett has returned to Chicago from France to take a vital role in his family’s massive media business. He never expected that the assistant who’d been helping him from abroad was the gorgeous, innocently provocative - completely infuriating - creature he now has to see every day. Despite the rumors, he’s never been one for a workplace hookup. But Chloe’s so tempting he’s willing to bend the rules....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Panty Ripping Good Time

  • By Annie on 02-28-13

Seriously?!?

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

Reviewed: 06-07-19

I did not even get through the first chapter of this book. I enjoy enemies to love trope. I can even deal with the hero and/or heroine being unkind and horrible if the author can show me eventually why the person acted that way.

The story begins with the hero treating the heroine like garbage. I was willing to go along the ride, fully expecting an explanation or redemption at some point.

However, before any of that can happen, the awful man rips off the heroine's underwear and pretty much enters her without a verbal consent. In my world, we call that rape. What's worse is that this guy is her boss. Yet somehow, the heroine is ok with all of this because he's super hot. She allowed him to sexually molest her and then essentially rapes her, forgetting that he had just earlier that day demeaned her. She's ok with all of this purely based on the fact that she finds him attractive?!? Hell no. Nope. Nope. Nope.

I already can't stand books where the h/h jumps into sex before even having any meaningful interactions with each other. This is so much worse than that. It's so incredibly disappointing that 1. it was written by women who apparently are ok with rape and 2. it received so many glowing reviews. Like I said, NOPE!

  • Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors

  • A Novel
  • By: Sonali Dev
  • Narrated by: Soneela Nankani
  • Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

Dr. Trisha Raje is San Francisco’s most acclaimed neurosurgeon. But that’s not enough for the Rajes, her influential immigrant family who’s achieved power by making its own nonnegotiable rules: Never trust an outsider, never do anything to jeopardize your brother’s political aspirations, and never, ever, defy your family. Trisha is guilty of breaking all three rules. But now, she has a chance to redeem herself. So long as she doesn’t repeat old mistakes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome Retelling

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-22-19

Awesome Retelling

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

Reviewed: 05-22-19

This was a fantastic retelling of Jane Austin's Pride and Prejudice because Sonali Dev captured the essence of a beloved story while injecting her own original spin. The retelling didn't feel forced. Instead, Dev only used parts of the original story instead of forcing the plot to conform. I love the way Sonali flipped the gender roles and how she didn't shy away from discussing deep social issues. The issues never felt preachy, instead, it was just a part of characters and of the story line. I'm not a fan of insta-love so I really appreciated the slow burn and the focus on character development. The HEA is so much more satisfying when the characters earn their relationship.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 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 7,736
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,205
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,186

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 43
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 40

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 1,307
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,221
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,219

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 4,374
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,034
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,031

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.

47 of 53 people found this review helpful

  • Grim

  • Tornians Book 1
  • By: M.K. Eidem
  • Narrated by: Commodore James, Laura Jennings
  • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,719
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,500
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,502

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 5 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.