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  • Breaking Up with Barrett

  • The English Brothers, Book 1
  • By: Katy Regnery
  • Narrated by: Lauren Sweet
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 224
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 207
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 206

Barrett English, aka "the Shark", is the fair-haired firstborn of the English brothers and the CEO of the oldest, most prestigious investment banking firm in Philadelphia. He rules the boardroom with an iron fist, refusing to take no for an answer and always getting his way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great start to this series

  • By Zena on 05-15-16

Refreshing

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

Reviewed: 08-20-18

This was such a refreshing book. I loved both characters, and how both of them thought for each other. I am anxiously awaiting the next reads in this set.

  • The Vixen and the Vet

  • A Modern Fairytale, Book 1
  • By: Katy Regnery
  • Narrated by: Rose Hudson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 323
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306

In this modern-retelling of "Beauty and the Beast", Savannah Carmichael, betrayed by an unreliable source, returns to her hometown of Danvers, Virginia, with her once-promising journalism career in ruins. Given the opportunity to get back in the game by writing a patriotic human interest piece, Savannah turns her attention to the town hermit, Asher Lee, a wounded veteran who returned to Danvers eight years ago, and hasn't been seen since.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SIX STARS

  • By Lydia - HEA Bookshelf on 03-15-16

Amazing!

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

Reviewed: 08-18-18

This story was beautifully written! I was actually in tears (while sitting at work) when he read the article the first time. Don’t want to give anything away here.

The narrator—while she had a great southern accent, she was very bland and monotone most of the time; but it didn’t deter me from the real story.

Thanks Katy for a heartwarming story!

  • The Fortunate Ones

  • By: R. S. Grey
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204

At Twin Oaks Country Club, there are the fortunate ones, and then there are the rest of us: the waiters, the caddies, the valets, and in my case, the cabana girls. Most days, I’m poolside in a pleated skirt, dishing out margaritas to tycoons and titans. It’s not exactly my dream job, but it does come with one perk.... James Ashwood. He’s my silver lining in a custom black suit. Besides being a legacy member at the club, he’s a tech mogul and Austin’s most eligible bachelor.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Comes off hard and cynical.

  • By Audy Meadow Davison LMT on 03-13-18

Couldn’t put this one down

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

Reviewed: 08-16-18

This one kept me entertained the entire time. Loved the suspense of will she or won’t she. Loved it! Narrator was fabulous with the accents!

  • Dane's Storm

  • By: Mia Sheridan
  • Narrated by: Lance Greenfield, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,165
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,072
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,068

Dane was her first kiss and the only man she ever loved...until their marriage crashed and burned. Now Audra has built a quiet life for herself running a flower shop she's put her whole heart into. But Audra is left reeling when an unexpected circumstance brings Dane back into her world. He's still as breathtaking as he ever was, and he still affects her more than any man she's ever known. Yet learning to trust him again could be a matter of life and death....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Second chance/Survival story. Performance just okay.

  • By Avid Reader on 04-03-18

Loved the feelings and passion

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

Reviewed: 07-19-18

This novel brought much feeling and passion. I felt sadness and joy, heartbreak and fulfillment. Thank you!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Wanderlust

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage, Grace Grant
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,214
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,095
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,092

They say Paris is always a good idea.... You know what I say? Paris would be a much better idea if I spoke the dang language. I can't even board the metro to visit the Louvre without ending up at the Moulin Rouge, and let's not even mention how I'll ever make it through a day at my new office. Fortunately my company hooks me up with my own personal translator. Ooh la la. Or should I say bloody hell? Because he's charming, witty, and British, and he brings the city to life for me.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My new favorite narrator

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-09-18

Loved this one A LOT

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

Reviewed: 07-17-18

This novel took you to another place. It was written fabulously and left me feeling like all your dreams really can come true.

This author sounds like a fun lady to hang out with, and I caught myself giggling out loud at times.

Thank you Lauren Blakey!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Pucked Love

  • By: Helena Hunting
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Stella Bloom
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 895
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 847
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 849

As an NHL player, relationships haven't been my thing. Shrouded in secrecy and speculation, they never last very long. But then that's what happens when you require an NDA before the first date. Until Charlene. She's like a firefly. She's elusive, and if you catch her she'll burn bright, but keeping her trapped dulls her fire and dims her beauty. I caught her. And as much as I might want to keep her, I'll never put the lid on her jar. Not at the risk of losing her. So I've let her set the rules in our relationship.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth The Wait

  • By Jess F on 07-12-18

Love this series

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

Reviewed: 07-12-18

This one was also cracking me up. This author captured it all. Love love love this series!!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The American Heiress

  • A Novel
  • By: Daisy Goodwin
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,676
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,445
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,439

Traveling abroad with her mother at the turn of the 20th century to seek a titled husband, beautiful, vivacious Cora Cash, whose family mansion in Newport dwarfs the Vanderbilts', suddenly finds herself Duchess of Wareham, married to Ivo, the most eligible bachelor in England. Nothing is quite as it seems, however: Ivo is withdrawn and secretive, and the English social scene is full of traps and betrayals. Money, Cora soon learns, cannot buy everything, as she must decide what is truly worth the price in her life and her marriage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved this book!

  • By Maria on 06-27-11

Uneventful and a bit boring

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

Reviewed: 07-03-18

It was a lovely story. Very uneventful and boring at times. Had no idea where it was going. The climax came and went so quickly. Don’t think I’d re-read

  • The Controversial Princess

  • By: Jodi Ellen Malpas
  • Narrated by: Anda Bell Llewelyn
  • Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169

Her father is The King of England. She is The Controversial Princess. Regarded as down to earth by the press and rebellious by The King, Princess Adeline refuses to bow to the royal expectations her title carries. She knows better than anyone that the united front of the royal family is nothing but smoke and mirrors - lies and secrets masked by power and privilege. She wants no part of it, and she will never surrender to The King's demand to marry a man she does not love. But despite Adeline's determination to retain her free will, she remains deeply unfulfilled, feeling caged.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • NOT A HEA!

  • By Mercedes on 05-28-18

Fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 06-29-18

Couldn’t put this down! Fantastic story. The push and pull, the hope, the love, the sadness, left me feeling so much. Wish it ended happily; but understood why it ended the way it did. Loved this story so much!!!

  • Tempt the Playboy

  • By: Natasha Madison
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel, Melissa Moran
  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

Noah: I have it all - money, looks, and any woman I want. Till I meet her and my universe is knocked on its ass and she wants nothing to do with me. Kaleigh: My motto: never date the same man twice. I have less chance of breaking my heart that way. Till my eyes land on the only man I'll break my rule for. She thinks she can run. That I'll let her get away. He thinks he can handle a woman like me. He has no idea. A man who has it all needs one thing and one thing only. A temptress.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Re-lived TOO much of.....

  • By sonni on 12-06-17

Fun and Laughter

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

Reviewed: 06-13-18

Even though the narrator’s voice was a bit annoying, this was a fun story which had me shaking my head and giggling aloud.

  • The Goodbye Bride

  • By: Denise Hunter
  • Narrated by: Julie Lyles Carr
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

Lucy Lovett can't remember the last seven months of her life. She doesn't remember leaving her fiancé, Zac Callahan, weeks before their wedding or moving to Portland, Maine. And she sure doesn't remember getting engaged to another man. All she remembers is loving Zac more than life itself.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • eh

  • By Katie Harriott on 04-01-16

Story started out great...

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

Reviewed: 06-08-18

Narrator made it very difficult to differentiate between each character. May have liked better reading it to myself.

Enjoyed the beginning, but was disappointed in remainder.