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  • The Weaver Takes a Wife

  • By: Sheri Cobb South
  • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine
  • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 263

Haughty Lady Helen Radney is one of London's most beautiful women, and the daughter of a duke, but her sharp tongue has frightened away most of her suitors. When her father gambles away his fortune, the duke's only chance for recouping his losses lies in marrying off Lady Helen to any man wealthy enough to take a bride with nothing to recommend her but a lovely face and an 800-year-old pedigree.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful!

  • By Lady M on 02-22-15

Nice and sweet

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

Reviewed: 12-03-18

It was a nice quaint love story, not heart pounding but still nice. I felt a little like the heroine's love was a bit rushed but oh well.

  • The Beast Within

  • By: Lisa Renee Jones
  • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 68

Known only as Jag, he leads the Knights of White against the soulless Darkland Beasts who took his wife and his life. Jag is immortal, destined to live with the vengeance he feels in his heart and the dreams that haunt his soul. Sensual dreams of a woman. Karen Gibson is an innocent mortal, unwittingly thrown into this millennia-old battle, and - unwillingly - under Jag's protection. She and Jag are about to discover they have met before - in the dreams they share. Neither trusts the other. Neither can survive alone. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • "Oh Plot where art thou!"😭

  • By rolande on 12-03-18

"Oh Plot where art thou!"😭

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

Reviewed: 12-03-18

no story here at all, just angst and sex. moody immortal meet clueless damsel, and they sex every second of the day, literally. Same dialogue and monologue over and over again. I had to stop 1/3 of the way, not worth my time

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • A Little Night Magic

  • By: Lucy March
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,882
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,648
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,642

Olivia Kiskey needs a change. She’s been working at the same Nodaway Falls, New York, waffle house since she was a teenager; not a lot of upward mobility there. She’s been in love with Tobias, the cook, for the last four years; he's never made a move. Intent on shaking things up, Olivia puts her house on the market, buys a one-way ticket to Europe, and announces her plans to her friends - but then she meets Davina Granville, a strange and mystical Southern woman....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I really hope this turns into a series...

  • By Shelly on 01-07-13

the heroine is so stupid!

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

Reviewed: 11-25-18

Honestly I can't get over how stupid one person can be, like seriously, granted I'm only 3/4 of the way done but God I'm not even rooting for her happiness anymore...

  • Into the Abyss

  • Demons of Astlan Series, Book 1
  • By: J. L. Langland
  • Narrated by: Stephen Bel Davies
  • Length: 24 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,065
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,001
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 997

It turns out, the "Demon Weed" actually is a gateway drug! Who knew? Tom Perkinje certainly didn't. He had never smoked anything in his life, but as the new kid in town trying to make friends, he foolishly let his new buddy Reggie talk him into trying a joint that he'd picked up from a new dealer. Before he knew it, Tom was having a seriously bad trip; a total out-of-body experience where the world had dissolved around him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I didn't like it at first...

  • By Sean on 06-08-17

Absolutely at top 5 for me

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

Reviewed: 10-30-18

I love the world, the characters, the intricate and complex story line, the narration. You have to actually pay attention to the story and it's many twist or you won't enjoy it as much.

  • Cinder & Ella

  • By: Kelly Oram
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Leigh
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,352
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,271
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,276

It's been almost a year since 18-year-old Ella Rodriguez was in a car accident that left her crippled, scarred, and without a mother. After a very difficult recovery, she's been uprooted across the country and forced into the custody of a father that abandoned her when she was a young child. If Ella wants to escape her father's home, and her awful new stepfamily, she must convince her doctors that she's capable, both physically and emotionally, of living on her own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you're in the mood for a sweet YA fairy tale...

  • By AudioAddict on 06-03-17

loved it!!!!

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

Reviewed: 05-16-18

this book was so much more than I expected it to be! It is not a typical YA fiction. I am totally gushing over prince Cinder right now.

  • Kulti

  • By: Mariana Zapata
  • Narrated by: Callie Dalton
  • Length: 16 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,343
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,185
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,185

It didn't take a week for 27-year-old Sal Casillas to wonder what she'd seen in the international soccer icon - why she'd ever had his posters on her wall or ever envisioned marrying him and having super-playing soccer babies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 HUGE stars....one of my 2015 Favorites!

  • By Denise on 08-12-15

Absolute perfection when I was expecting less.

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

Reviewed: 05-11-18

This audiobook has made its way into my top 5! absolutely wonderful story and performance. this type of story is exactly what I've been hunting for a couple of months and I didn't even know it. I expecially enjoyed the dialogues and more surprisingly the monologue, Sal was funny and you could tell she has a beautiful heart, I couldn't help but love her. I love how the sex scene is at the very end, for me, in a romance novel it feels that once the couple have sex and acknowledge and reciprocate their feelings for each other, the story hasn't much to offer anymore, it's just a weird quirk of mine, and I love how this was done. I could almost feel them falling in love, and that just sold me. This is my first introduction to Marianas Zapata and I'm definitely going to be watching her like a hawk and the narration I don't even have words.

Honestly I cried after finishing it... hell who am I kidding! I'm still crying now! tears of joy and happiness mind you.

  • Daughter of Time: A Time Travel Romance

  • After Cilmeri, Book 0.5
  • By: Sarah Woodbury
  • Narrated by: Laurel Schroeder
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 402
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 374
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 369

A medieval man with an uncertain destiny, Llywelyn, the Prince of Wales, faces treachery and deceit at the hands of friends and foes alike.... A modern woman with a troubled past, Meg's life is in tatters when she slips through time and into medieval Wales.... Only by working together can Meg and Llywelyn navigate the shifting allegiances that threaten the very existence of Wales - and create their own history that defies the laws of time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Start of a lovely series

  • By moseylissa on 02-21-15

Disappointed once again...

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

Reviewed: 05-08-18

I had already sworn of any book narrated by schroeder years ago, but the summary sounded interesting (I'm a sucker for time travel) and I really wanted to give it a try as part of the romance package, but I should have known, a total put off. I couldn't get past the odd cadance in her voice, and the way she doesn't quite finish a sentence, but sounds it as a question. I only made it to about 1/3 of the way before I couldn't take it anymore, so I can't give an honest review about the story or author. I would recommended reading the book instead if you want to try and enjoy it.

  • Fallen Dragon

  • By: Peter F. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 26 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,463
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,358
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,356

In the distant future, corporations have become sustainable communities with their own militaries, and corporate goals have essentially replaced political ideology. On a youthful, rebellious impulse, Lawrence joined the military of a corporation that he now recognizes to be ruthless and exploitative. His only hope for escape is to earn enough money to buy his place in a better corporation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another awesome book.

  • By Brian M. Jeffries on 11-13-16

so so very boring!

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

Reviewed: 03-24-18

Absolutely not a good pick for me. I only listened to about 6hr of this book. and if I were asked what happened in that time, u remember nothing, absolutely nothing. the characters were so bland and uninspiring, I didn't care about any of them; and the narration is just the nail to the coffin. the voices were all the same dry and lacking any personality what so ever. I would hive zero star to narration if I could.

  • The Apostles of Doom

  • Demons of Astlan, Book 3
  • By: J. L. Langland
  • Narrated by: Stephen Bel Davies
  • Length: 30 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 711
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 665
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 664

After 4,000 years of waiting, Prophecy has been fulfilled! The Dark Lord Tommus, heir to the Throne of Orcus, has relit Mount Doom in the Abyss! It is time for the Orcs to reclaim their rightful place in the multiverse! As the orcs rejoice and race to rebuild the connections between their worlds and the Abyss and the alvar gird for war, Tom discovers his new home comes with some unexpected guests - guests who may provide him with leverage in his conflict with the god Tiernon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite world

  • By Joshua Vanyo on 10-31-17

I seriously can't wait for the next installment!!

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

Reviewed: 03-14-18

These books are amazing, I love the size the content the author the plot, the narrator, it would be easier to list things I don't like, witch I have to say is zero at the moment. Everything is so consistent and thought out. Masterfully done indeed.

  • Touched

  • Marnie Baranuik Files, Book 1
  • By: A. J. Aalto
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 18 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 230
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 211

Marnie's first big FBI case ended with a bullet in one shoulder and a chip on the other, a queasy heart and a serial killer in the wind, leaving her a public flop and a private wreck. When the FBI's preternatural crimes unit tracks her down at a remote mountain lodge for her insight on a local case, her quiet retirement is promptly besieged by a stab-happy starlet, a rampaging ghoul, and a vampire-hunting jackass in tight Wranglers. Marnie figures the only real mystery is which one will kill her first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GET THIS BOOK!

  • By jenny on 09-06-17

Disappointing.

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

Reviewed: 01-24-18

In all honesty the dialogues are icredebly 'witty' as one commenter says, but the story overall is badly overshadowed by the inadequate heroine. I could have loved this book if someone had plucked out Marty and exchanged her with someone else. I kept trying to find something to like about her and it just wasn't happening. She is moody, unreasonable, and woefully egotistical in my opinion. the author kept trying to portrait her as some 'darling can do no wrong' type, but the result is an annoying Mary sue know it all trying inafectually to stomp her desire for Mark the FBI agent but is still bitter that her vampire (oh excuse me) revenant 'partner' won't take her for a romp in the sheet. At this point I don't think even she know what she want. Made it almost halfway trough chapter 33 before giving up.

Also the mystery is a little interesting but not so much as to be compared to Sherlock and Moriarty's incredible rivalry, I assume that is where the author was going with the sherlock and Marty names. Again the dialogues are quite injoable, as the story is quite lengthy (which I like in a book) you get a lot of that. I expecially like Harry and his infinite and creative pet names. but not enough for me to endure the protagonist.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful