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  • The Return of Rafe MacKade

  • The MacKade Brothers, Book 1
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,476
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,333
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,329

Ten years after disappearing from Antietam, Maryland, the bad boy has come home. Cleaned up and successful now - though still dangerously good-looking - Rafe MacKade sets the town on fire…and tongues wagging. Not even lovely newcomer Regan Bishop is immune to his charms. Though Regan claims to not want to get involved with a rebel, Rafe's pretty sure that her reaction to their sizzling kisses suggests otherwise.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Who wrote this from Nora's formula?

  • By Pogue on 01-19-16

Classic Nora

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

Reviewed: 09-29-18

This is an early Nora. I sometimes object to excess macho heroes and the abusive manners they occasionally exhibit but Rafe is a product of his, or should I say her, times. That said, this story and the rest of the series are as well written as any other NR and thankfully omits the endless lists we see in some of her more recent offerings. Unlike other reviewers, I really like Luke Daniels and found this early example of his narration to be more than adequate for the job. Like Nora, he has improved over time, but this was professionally done and very entertaining.

  • Fling

  • A Novella
  • By: Jana Aston
  • Narrated by: Lance Greenfield, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 696
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 650
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 651

Fling is a stand-alone novella. I have a crush on my boss' best friend. At least it's not my brother's best friend. Or my best friend's brother. Or...never mind. It's all pretty cliché. And worse? My boss' best friend is his business partner. Which sort of makes him my boss, too. Okay - it's not sort of. It's definite. Gabe Laurent is off-limits. Totally off-limits. Which is fine. I make do with my imagination. He'll never know. Ever. Unless my work bestie passes me an '80s-style teen movie sex quiz during a meeting, and I fill it out. And it ends up in Gabe's hands....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS SERIES!!!

  • By Cyndi on 12-07-16

Fun, cute, sexy

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

Reviewed: 05-11-17

Thank goodness. No angst, no drama , just a short fun story. Great narration. Not exactly complex, but I really enjoyed this.

  • The Girl Who Knew Too Much

  • By: Amanda Quick
  • Narrated by: Louise Jane Underwood
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 242
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 220
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 220

The New York Times best-selling author of 'Til Death Do Us Part transports listeners to 1930s California, where glamour and seduction spawn a multitude of sins. At the exclusive Burning Cove Hotel on the coast of California, rookie reporter Irene Glasson finds herself staring down at a beautiful actress at the bottom of a pool. The dead woman had a red-hot secret about an up-and-coming leading man, a scoop that Irene couldn't resist.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Earlier Review Exactly Correct

  • By Barbara on 05-12-17

Typical Quick...

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

Reviewed: 05-10-17

Strident narration. STOP YELLING!
Too many characters, too many side plots.
none of the usual Quick/Krentz humor.

The premise started well and I was looking forward to enjoying the closer to contemporary timeline and the California location, as I live there and Quick's books almost always take place in historical England.
I love anything by Krentz/Quick/Castle so I might have been able to bear with the characters, plots and lack of humor, but the strident narration drilled the other faults into my head. The narrator has a vaguely British accent herself, which means her American accents are just grating and the odd emphasis of often used phrases (BURNING cove) make listening difficult. Tanya Eby or one of the other usual Krantz narrators might have done a better job, and made this mediocre story pleasurable.

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  • Make Me

  • A Jack Reacher Novel
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,312
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,576
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,574

"Why is this town called Mother's Rest?" That's all Reacher wants to know. But no one will tell him. It's a tiny place hidden in 1,000 square miles of wheat fields, with a railroad stop, sullen and watchful people, and a worried woman named Michelle Chang, who mistakes him for someone else: her missing partner in a private investigation she thinks must have started small and then turned lethal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very reminiscent of BAD LUCK & TROUBLE

  • By shelley on 09-10-15

really creepy

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

Reviewed: 10-05-16

Not the best Reacher. And really, really, really creepy.

And I find myself starting to feel kinda, well, sorry for Reacher. maybe it's the mark of a great character - he seems real enough to me that I want to fix him. He just seems sad now.

And after that lukewarm assessment I have to admit - I still can't stay away, and I love Dick Hill.

  • All Night Long

  • By: Jayne Ann Krentz
  • Narrated by: Amanda Cobb
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157

Shy, studious Irene Stenson and wild, privileged Pamela Webb had been the best of friends for one short high school summer. Their friendship ended the night Pamela dropped Irene off at home - and Irene walked in to discover her parents' bodies on the kitchen floor. It was ruled a murder-suicide, and Irene fled Dunsley, determined to wipe out every memory attached to her Northern California hometown. But now she has been summoned back.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • All Night Long

  • By Patricia on 08-15-15

Deeper than usual

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

Reviewed: 05-23-16

...for JAK. I love her non-Arcane books. This one is a little more serious in theme but the humor and quirk are all there. I love Arcane too!

  • Reckless in Love

  • The Maverick Billionaires, Book 2
  • By: Bella Andre, Jennifer Skully
  • Narrated by: Eva Kaminsky
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 593
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 536
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 537

Sebastian Montgomery rose from nothing to become one of the most powerful media moguls in the world. Yet beneath the seemingly perfect facade of his life, the past still haunts him. Because when he lost his parents in his teens, he also lost his faith in love. When he discovers Charlie Ballard and her incredible metal sculptures, he is awed, inspired - and he can't help feeling things he swore never to let himself feel again. Soon, Sebastian wants not only Charlie's art, he wants her as a woman, too.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A NICELY PACED CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 01-07-16

Moves too slowly

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

Reviewed: 01-29-16

I couldn't finish it. The story seemed to ramble and I still just couldn't finish it. I liked the characters, although the descriptions of the hero's obsessive need to stare at the heroine just dragged, as did the continuous descriptions of his bigger than life lifestyle. I get it, he's rich. I though we grew out of the pretty woman storyline years ago. Not her profession - the rich boy saves poor girl thing....

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Just One of the Guys

  • By: Kristan Higgins
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 679
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 627
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 627

Being one of the guys isn't all it's cracked up to be. So when journalist Chastity O'Neill returns to her hometown, she decides it's time to start working on some of those feminine wiles. Two tiny problems: one - she's five feet and 11 inches of rock-solid girl power; two - she's cursed with four alpha-male older brothers. While doing a story on local heroes, she meets a hunky doctor, and things start to look up. Now there's only one problem: Trevor Meade, her first love and the one man she's never quite gotten over....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny and sigh worthy all in one!

  • By CrazyBookNerd on 02-26-16

Too much angst.....

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

Reviewed: 12-16-15

I liked the premise, and I LOVE the narrator but the hero wasn't even IN the story and the heroine never seemed comfortable in her own skin. Although I loved the rowing stuff. I wanted to love it. I even loved some of it. But the lump on my throat started too soon and just wimped out in the end, but not soon enough. Too long.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Heart of Obsidian

  • Psy-Changeling, Book 12
  • By: Nalini Singh
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,179
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,085
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,089

In 2006, Nalini Singh introduced the beguiling and sensual Psy-Changeling world in Slave to Sensation, which spawned a series that has had readers and critics cheering. Throughout the incredible 11-book run there has been one question that has tantalized Nalini's legion of fans. Now, in the eagerly awaited 12th book in the series, Nalini Singh finally reveals the answer to the biggest Psy-Changeling mystery - an answer so surprising we wouldn't dare spoil it. Even if we knew.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing read, but be warned...

  • By C. Mendez on 06-05-13

Best of the series-even the later ones.

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

Reviewed: 12-13-15

Complex hero, nearly as complex heroine. Wrapped up some old questions and set up the next couple of books well. I like the narrator a lot. She manages the male voices very well and gives each character their own identifiable voice.

  • Dragos Goes to Washington

  • Elder Races
  • By: Thea Harrison
  • Narrated by: Sophie Eastlake
  • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 542
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 509
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 510

After the destructive events of the last 18 months, the Elder Races are heading to Washington, DC to foster peace with humankind. Not known for his diplomacy skills, Dragos must rely on his mate Pia to help navigate a battlefield of words and polite smiles rather than claws. With Dragos's mating instinct riding close to the surface, his temper is more volatile than ever and the threat of violence hovers in the air.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Why short stories!!

  • By Darlene on 11-28-15

Warm and comfy...

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

Reviewed: 11-29-15

More Pia and Dragos is always nice, but a bit more plot with your sex is nice too.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Silent Revenge

  • By: Laura Landon
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 833
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 731
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 738

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

Tedious heroine-stoic hero

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

Reviewed: 10-15-15

Even the reliable and lovely Rosalyn Landor couldn't save this book. The heroine only had one thought the entire book, the hero thought lots, but said nothing to the heroine of any substance and the plot jumped around like crazy. Save your credit.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful