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  • Barbarian Lover

  • Ice Planet Barbarians, Book 3
  • By: Ruby Dixon
  • Narrated by: Mason Lloyd, Hollie Jackson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165

As one of the few humans stranded on the ice planet, I should be happy that I have a new home. Human women are treasured here, and one alien in particular has made it clear that he wants me. It's hard to push away the sexy, flirtatious Aehako when all I want to do is grab him by his horns and insist he take me to his furs. But I've got a terrible secret - the aliens who abducted me are back, and thanks to the translator in my ear, they can find me. My presence here endangers everyone...but can I give up my new life and the man I want more than anything? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Recommend

  • By IreneMBBT on 04-16-18

Great Story - Terrible Narration

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

Reviewed: 10-31-18

I am a huge fan of this series and I think the characters and the writing are amazing. However, I have been trying to enjoy these audio versions and the female narrator is just so darn hard on my ears. The voice inflection that she has chosen to use for Harlow is especially bizarre and I seriously can't even make it through the first couple chapters. I am so so sad that one of my favorite books in this entire series is ruined by the terrible narration.

  • Veronica's Dragon: A SciFi Alien Romance

  • Icehome Series, Book 2
  • By: Ruby Dixon
  • Narrated by: Sean Crisden, Felicity Munroe
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

Resonance. It's a given on the ice planet, forced upon you by the parasitic symbiont called the "khui". With resonance, a guy and a girl are paired up because they'll make great babies. It's a survival mechanism necessary for this sparsely populated world we're stranded on. Everyone expects resonance to happen when 20 newcomers are dropped onto the frosty world. I doubt anyone expects the gorgeous golden god named Ashtar to resonate to someone like me, though. But resonance seems to think we'd be great together. And Ashtar does, too.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I enjoyed the book

  • By Tfed on 11-13-18

Love this story!

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

Reviewed: 10-26-18

LOVE this story! One of my favorites in this series. The male narrator is great however, the female narrator is very nasally and kind of ruins it for me. Also, why is she using the "valley girl" accent for the female characters??

  • The Wall of Winnipeg and Me

  • By: Mariana Zapata
  • Narrated by: Callie Dalton
  • Length: 16 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,556
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,321
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,326

Vanessa Mazur knows she's doing the right thing. She shouldn't feel bad for quitting. Being an assistant/housekeeper/fairy godmother to the top defensive end in the National Football Organization was always supposed to be temporary. She has plans, and none of them include washing extra-large underwear longer than necessary. But when Aiden Graves shows up at her door wanting her to come back, she's beyond shocked.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good slow burn

  • By catkit on 09-30-16

Could be amazing with a better editor

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

Reviewed: 10-25-18

I understand that this author is known for the “slow-burn” stories but this is a bit painful. One sentence will be followed up by 10 minutes of explaining that sentence. At some point it just becomes verbal diarrhea. Stay focused on the story and it could be amazing.

  • Zandian Pet

  • Zandian Masters, Book 7
  • By: Renee Rose
  • Narrated by: Jiraiya Addams
  • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Taramina could survive slavery, even as a pet in Prium’s Intergalactic Lounge. She always knew she’d escape. She just didn’t know escape would come in the form of a powerful, handsome male of her own species. Especially one whose rough handling incites a fever in her she hasn’t felt before. But she intends to make a fresh start, which means severing ties with the dominant Zandian who once held her collar and a leash. The male who knows just how to master her. No, she can’t be his pet. Not after what she’s been through. So why does she keep coming back for more? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Always so good!

  • By Jackie Moore on 10-18-18

Love this series

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

Reviewed: 10-17-18

Very sexy alien romance with some BDSM. I love this authors writing. This series is one of my favorites. However, I’m not a huge fan of this narrator and would love to hear someone different take on the Zandian voices next time :-)

  • Alpha's Obsession: An MC Werewolf Romance

  • By: Renee Rose, Lee Savino
  • Narrated by: Benjamin Sands
  • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 28

Sam - I was born in a lab, fostered out to humans, then tortured in a cage. Fate allowed me to escape, and I know why. To balance the scales of justice. Right the misdeeds of the harvesters. Nothing matters but taking down the man who made me what I am: A monster driven by revenge, whatever the cost. Then I meet Layne. She thinks I’m a hero. But she doesn’t understand...if I don’t follow this darkness to its end, it will consume me. Layne - I’ve spent my life in the lab, researching the cure for the disease that killed my mom. No late nights out, no dates.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • With all of their obstacles, will Layne and Sam be able to find and accept love?

  • By Jessica N on 10-26-18

Excellent audiobook!

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

Reviewed: 09-27-18

This is a great shifter series that I absolutely love. Sam is so sweet and sexy and the narrator is awesome.

  • Vandal

  • Ashes & Embers, Book 2
  • By: Carian Cole
  • Narrated by: Joe Arden, Maxine Mitchell
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,043
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 971
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 968

She takes my breath away; she is so beautifully damaged. Yes, I had broken her, ravished her life, and destroyed her happiness. I brought her to the ultimate despair. I was responsible for all the pain and suffering that now brought her to her knees in front of me. Broken. Hopeless. Reckless in her agony. She is a mirror of my own tortured soul. But what I took away I can give back, in ways she cannot even begin to imagine. She is everything right in all my wrongs.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ashes to ashes, dust to dust!

  • By Cynthia Sanders on 07-14-16

Love this story!!

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

Reviewed: 09-16-18

I Love this book so very much. It’s been a favorite since I first read the printed version. The male narrator is great but the female narration is very annoying for Tabby’s character. Sort of ruins it and I’m so sad about that.

  • Vicious

  • By: L.J. Shen
  • Narrated by: Savannah Peachwood, Christian Rummel
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,679
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,546
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,549

They say love and hate are the same feelings experienced under different circumstances, and it's true. The man who comes to me in my dreams also haunts me in my nightmares. He is a brilliant lawyer. A skilled criminal. A beautiful liar. A bully and a savior, a monster and a lover. Ten years ago, he made me run away from the small town where we lived. Now, he came for me in New York, and he isn't leaving until he takes me with him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THE PERFECT BLEND OF EVERYTHING I LOVE

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 06-04-17

Pretty Bad - and not in a good way

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

Reviewed: 08-27-18

This book is really awful. The characters are so badly written that you have no empathy for either character. The overall story is like a teenage high-school drama where the male lead is an entitled spoiled bully and the female lead is a total push-over (yet she is totally madly in love with him even while he is beyond abusive to her and her entire family).

I also had a really hard time listening to the horrible breathy/whispering voice of the female narrator. I listen to a lot of audio books and this narrator is one of the most annoying I've ever experienced. Maybe she was trying too hard - not sure?

  • Dreams of a Dark Warrior: Immortals After Dark, Book 11

  • By: Kresley Cole
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,723
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,616
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,610

Murdered before he could wed Regin the Radiant, warlord Aidan the Fierce seeks his beloved through eternity, reborn again and again into new identities, yet with no memory of his past lives. When Regin encounters Declan Chase, a brutal Celtic soldier, she recognizes her proud warlord reincarnated. But Declan takes her captive, intending retribution against all immortals - unaware that he belongs to their world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • love this series but...

  • By Julius on 05-08-14

WOW!! Such a disappointment

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

Where to start?! First of all, this series is so amazing and I love this author. I have loved Regan in all the previous books and was really looking forward to her story. However, the male lead character Chase is absolutely terrible. The first 85% of the book is him kidnapping and torturing Regan and all of her friends and family (including children) in horrific ways. Towards the middle, Regan tried explaining to him about his reincarnations but it was ludicrous that he absolutely could not wrap his head around this to believe her (I mean really!?! You are surrounded by mythical creatures and the lore but you don't believe this??? eye roll...). This story took his actions just way too far for him to eventually be redeemable as a likable/lovable character in the end. Personally, I liked the original direction of the story with Aiden and would have preferred to get rid of Chase completely.

The breakout favorite character of this book was definitely young Thad (love him!!!). The narration was awesome as usual by Robert Petkoff.

  • Demon from the Dark: Immortals After Dark, Book 10

  • By: Kresley Cole
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,984
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,867
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,863

Malkom Slaine: tormented by his sordid past and racked by vampiric hungers, he’s pushed to the brink by the green-eyed beauty under his guard. Carrow Graie: hiding her own sorrows, she lives only for the next party or prank. Until she meets a tortured warrior worth saving. In order for Malkom and Carrow to survive, he must unleash both the demon and vampire inside him. When Malkom becomes the nightmare his own people feared, will he lose the woman he craves body and soul?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I can see myself listening to it again, and again.

  • By RabidReads on 07-12-15

One of my favorites of the series so far

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

One of my favorites of the series so far. The hero was so sweet and misunderstood - yet still all growling and alpha hotness. I will a bit irritated at the end that he was holding his grudge a bit too long (especially after he understood her motives) but overall I really enjoyed this one.

  • Pleasure of a Dark Prince: Immortals After Dark, Book 9

  • By: Kresley Cole
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,875
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,748
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,744

#1 New York Times best-selling author Kresley Cole enraptures again with this seductive tale of a fierce werewolf prince who will stop at nothing to protect the lovely archer he covets from afar.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I want to marry Robert Petkoff ! He's Awesome...

  • By karen on 12-26-13

Not my favorite in this series...

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

Reviewed: 08-02-18

I really do love this series and this author both, but this one is not my favorite. I read all of these books a very long time ago and have recently been making my way through the audio versions. I have been enjoying most of these books very much but I really had a hard time with this one. From the previous books, I was really looking forward to Lucia's story (and I love the bad-ass Valkyrie characters) but she came across very whiny and annoying through most of this book. I also just didn't really feel the connection between the two main characters until maybe chapter 45-46? I almost gave up on this book several times but I pushed through because I don't want to miss anything for the rest of the series.

I will say, however, that Robert Petkoff is an AMAZING narrator and does a great job with all of the different accents and characters in each of these books.