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  • The Bride's Brother

  • By: J.P. Oliver
  • Narrated by: Randi Johnson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

Is it wrong to be attracted to the groom in a wedding? Or, I thought he was the groom! No, this guy is open and single and...into me? Is he into me? He'd be the first for quite some time. I have to admit, seeing all these weddings come and go can be a bit much when you go home all by yourself. But is it ethical to date a client's brother?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The Bride's Brother

  • By Stacy Thompson on 12-10-18

Overthink, therefore I am...

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

Reviewed: 12-04-18

So you have Toby, successful wedding planner out to find that big break to raise his business even further, then there is Hunter, Rich kid in the closet from his parents and a higher up in the family corporation. Both successful and beautiful men trying to survive this world, will there be romance, will there be love or love loss. Will Toby teach hunter to be himself or lose him to whats easier...

SO I enjoyed the back story for each character, fleshing them out more, seeing them evolve through the story. What I did not like was the constant droning of inner monologue... should I do this, but if I do this, this will happen and this but then this might go wrong and blah blah blah... I felt like 2/5 of the story was just in there heads going through multiple scenarios that may occur. I listen to audio books while i'm at work and many times I stopped it just to focus on work. Maybe others like slipping into the characters minds for a long time to see the thought process but im not one of them. If you get past that, its an okay story line, narrator did a good job.

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  • Back Where He Belongs

  • By: Isobel Starling
  • Narrated by: Gary Furlong
  • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 23

Back in Scotland after five years working in Australia, Kier Campbell finds himself stranded on a road in the Scottish Highlands on Christmas Eve. He needs to get to the next village urgently or freeze to death in his broken down hire car. Kier hikes down the icy road, and as he walks memories of the life he'd run from - and the love he'd abandoned in Scotland return to haunt him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Dog, Second Chance M/M

  • By sheryl beauchemin on 11-29-18

Novella noel

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

Reviewed: 11-07-18

So yes, this is a short story novella.

Kier is on his way home for the holidays and of course his car breaks down, always the worst time. He is in cold highlands and the sun is setting fast, as well as a snow storm coming in, he has to get to town fast. So he ends up walking and gets picked up from a blast from his past. The story unfolds as old feelings of betrayal and love are tested and seen, as well as some kinks to be expressed. The visuals are good and the tension will have you barking with delight at the end...

This one starts out slooow,a good steady burn, its story and back story and then we get to the meaty bits. Now for a novella back story is important and there is nothing wrong with the story, the narrator however was very monotone while stating the back story, until we get to the full story then he livens up a tiny bit.

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  • Xander: An Open-Door Policy Novella

  • By: Anna Ambrose
  • Narrated by: Hugh Bradley
  • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

Xander Penn has been around the block more times than he cares to count, always searching for an elusive something he’s never admitted to wanting, not even to himself, until now. Then again, realizing what he craves doesn’t mean he accepts it. It’s one thing to dabble at the open-door policy club he belongs to, but quite another to declare it to others in the real world. After a harsh rejection pushes away the one person Xander wishes he could pull closer, he spirals down a dark path using meaningless sex more as a punishment than a pleasure. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Super Hot!!

  • By Maria Louden on 10-26-18

Should of put a ring on it...

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

Reviewed: 11-03-18

SO we start out as two friends who are in college and frequent a sex club and have sex with hot women. That get your attention cuz it gets hotter as one of the friends starts to realize his growing attraction to the other and the need to explore that. Xander is your typical southern guy, I say southern cuz occasionally the narrator has a southern drawl just slightly, who is raised to think sex with another man is wrong. Like so many of his kind, he becomes tempted and explores it and realizes he likes it. Liam is his skinny swimmer bodied friend who is described like a woman basicly, with a penis and body hair... He is dating a girl who he shares at the club with Xander, as well as his own body.


**********SPOILERS*******************

Now my thoughts are as follows.... I like that the self revulsion is constant for xander, but towards the end it is like he just changes personalities, suddenly the thought of someone else having liam is enough to make him confess that he loves him AND wants him to take his black cherry... that was a bit to fast a change... after he was so adamant to not do any of that to the point of banging a bunch of woman, one a stranger in a bar and constantly getting so drunk he forgets stuff like putting on a condom and was staggering around, which if drinking liquor at the club is against the rules then i'm pretty sure they won't let drunks in, one that is so safe as theirs seems like anyone coming in smelling of booze would be turned away. But seeing a red head suck liam puts him over the edge??? Just didn't flow right. Was good but was a sudden change. The narration was good, I liked the echoed dreamlike feel to it, but not for when he was voicing characters, and a few times it felt like he forgot he was doing voices for the characters, so that pulled me out a bit. BUT all together it worked, did not flow in some areas but the rest made up for it.


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  • The Shifted

  • By: Natalie Carlisle
  • Narrated by: Tom Johnson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

As if it wasn’t awkward enough being an adopted normal kid in a family of purebred shape-shifters, Kale Rollins was now being transferred to a new school made solely for their kind. And it gets worse. He must attend this school under the pretense that he, too, is a shape-shifter in order to “babysit” his 14-year-old brother, who has suddenly shifted a year earlier than expected. However, with the newfound knowledge that shape-shifting families are mysteriously disappearing, Kale wonders if attending Emerson Fox Academy is actually as safe as it seems.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Different

  • By Layla on 11-05-18

Shift to a new narrator

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

Reviewed: 10-26-18

So main guy is named kale, and he is adopted into a shifter family. They were told he was a shifter when they adopted him but hes almost 16 and hasn't shifted like most do at 15. Shifter families are going missing, so a school for their kind was created. Scout is only 14 and has shifted early, which is rare, so he has to go to the school, which he hates, and his brother kale is asked by their mom to go with even though he hasn't shifted yet and may never apparently.

SO the story unfolds of kale trying to keep his non shifting a secret, good luck, and him trying to keep his little brother in check and safe. Not gonna ruin it for ya, the story line was great, I was very happy with it. The ending did seem a bit rushed and there is openings for a second book if you pay attention closely enough. I do hope there is another book...

HOWEVER due to the narrators odd choice of voices for all the girls and scout I just could not submerse myself into the story. I was able to finish it because I liked the story but it was a dull throb in my teeth to get through his husky female voices and whiny fake young guy voices. Other then that the narration was flat at some points. I was able a few times to get into the story but when majority of the time I was thrown out violently by a new characters voice or explanation in a flat tone. Im sure the narrator is good at what he does but this story was not doing him any good.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audio book by the author, narrator, or publisher, and it's my honest opinion because I read reviews as well and wanna know if a book is worth my time...

  • A Game of Witches: A Morgan Rook Supernatural Thriller

  • The Order of Shadows, Book 3
  • By: Kit Hallows
  • Narrated by: Shawn Compton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

I returned to the city with one thing on my mind; find my nemesis and finish her. Nothing else mattered. Not the shadowy Organization I worked for. Not the Magic Council and their veiled threats. None of it. Just me and the witch locked into one final dance. But things weren’t exactly going to plan as I discovered a new, sinister threat. One that was trying to pry at the kind of locked doors that should never be opened, as well as driving a conspiracy to turn the entire world on its head. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Game of Witches

  • By Tiffany on 12-05-18

Spice it up...

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

Reviewed: 09-29-18

SO I will be honest, I never read books one or two, but I didn't feel; like I fully needed to. Any back story was told throughout for the most part. I liked the different concepts of each persons inner mind creating a world unique to them, that was cool.. Calling the drug Black spice was awesome, it was a great visual. The sewer scene was amazingly detailed and Morgan was a likable character. Downsides, not really any here except a few things felt forced, dying witch is all for her cause but is granted a quick death to end suffering if she talks... and she does... then he gets a call about the same info he just got and it confirms it... would have flowed better if she died not talking and then he got the tip, the silver spiral seem willing to die for their cause... yes thats a semi spoiler but theres so many witchs you wont know which witch is which..


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  • Alpha

  • Tamed & Trained Series, Book 2
  • By: R. Phoenix, M.A. Innes
  • Narrated by: JJ Jenness
  • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27

Zain was just a dog walker. It was an unconventional job for a werewolf, even a brand new one, but he liked dogs and they liked him. It only seemed to make sense... right up until the point a vampire called him in to take care of his human pup. When his life collided with Liam and Caleb's, none of them were prepared for the directions it could take. Especially Zain. But between the sexy pup and the vampire's creativity, the power struggles pitting dominance against submission - and acceptance - the two might be too intriguing to just walk away from.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • love the direction this series in going in

  • By Shannon on 09-17-18

wag that tail for me...

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

Reviewed: 09-29-18

Ok so first off, im glad this was not just smut over and over, it had a story line and some backstory. This is book two and I never read book one but you don't have to with how the story is told. Now the positives was the story was surprising and didnt follow a stereotype and even had proper terms being used. DOWNSIDE, the story seemed out of joint, like one part should have come before another, as if the chapters were mixed up. Still was good tho. Major downside that just annoyed and grated on my nerves, sorry JJ but that calm attempt at being sexy voicing zayn was not any of those, it was the same voice used for females in the story, it reminded me of that super buff female cop off a cartoon show stereotype, I would practice female voices more, the accent for liam was pretty good, and calebs voice was just the narrators normal voice it seems.Would I listen again? NO. I would just read it instead. Would I recommend this, YES, but only reading.


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  • WereHuman

  • The Witch's Daughter
  • By: Gwendolyn Druyor
  • Narrated by: Gwendolyn Druyor
  • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

Good parents will go to any lengths to protect their children. The Hillens are very good parents. But with all the secrets in the Hillen household, the biggest one is hiding right under their noses.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great fun for kids

  • By KD on 09-18-18

Magic here Magic were

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

Reviewed: 09-29-18

If your looking for a fantasy of a were female from a family of witch's that's dripping with magic.. this is not the book for you..
Now if you want a story about a evil corporation doing human experiments, hermits, possible Bigfoot, intricate family dynamics, blue children and a precocious pup who is smarter then a normal dog should be, then this is for you.
Honestly the magic and Were part are tiny bits towards the back of the book, sorry to disappoint. Now was the story still well written and engaging, yes for most of the time. Did it jump to different characters aspects so you could see a broad story, yes it did. I do believe that the next book may hold more magic and shifting, this seemed more like a prequel to introduce the reader to the world then a first book in a series. It has a lot of back story to set the world up.My only mehs were around the beginning, Layla didn't know what certain items where but she knew a bowl was ceramic? Little things that she saw and knew and stuff being explained got meshed together a bit.I really enjoyed the different voices for each, tho whenever it was a young female they sounded very similar. Would I read this again or recommend it, yes because it was an interesting story after a few chapters.


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  • The Sorcerer's Quest

  • The Sorcerer's Saga, Book 1
  • By: Rain Oxford
  • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 302

It's not easy being the youngest of seven sons in a family of notorious sorcerers, especially for Ayden Dracre. In a world where sorcerers only practice dark magic and wizards only practice light magic, Ayden has a problem; he is very bad at being bad. Try as he might, all of his spells to cause mayhem go awry. When he finds out that his family has had enough of his mistakes, he decides to take destiny into his own hands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Humorous quest adventure

  • By Karen R. on 05-07-16

Wolves, bears, dragons, and tentacle monkeys OH MY

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

Reviewed: 08-23-18

SO, it took me a while to continue this book, the main is so WHINY.. Basically he was born into a family of sorcerers and desperately wants to fit in and make his mother proud, but everything he does turns out sorta good but not that bad.. SO he goes out to try and prove to his mom he belongs and along the way meets a wolf, bear, dragon, elves, and many other creatures. This is just book one in a series, so if your able to get past the initial whine, it gets better and has a great storyline..

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  • A Life of Death

  • A Life of Death Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Weston Kincade
  • Narrated by: Ian Gordon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

Alex is a troubled teenager with a checkered past, a broken home, and a surprising ability: psychometry. When he touches items murder victims held in their final moments, he relives the events in gruesome detail. But who will believe a troubled teen, especially when murders implicate the town's founding family? If you like amazing supernatural stories that are intense, powerful, and fraught with emotion, then you'll love Weston Kincade's suspenseful coming-of-age trilogy, A Life of Death. Ghosts are speaking, and they want answers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Raw and Compelling

  • By Claire on 08-03-18

Haunted by the past

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

Reviewed: 08-01-18

Story was good, main character touched items and had visions of peoples murders surrounding the object. Which is great, so it progressed normally then took many unexpected, in good ways, twists and turns. The ending was sad but good, a good lead into a second book, though I am curious how they will continue the story... Warning: lots of death and murder, death of a child...

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  • A Bump in the Night

  • Jake Stark Mysteries Collection, Books 1-4
  • By: D. A. Provencher
  • Narrated by: Bryan Anderson, Sonia Anderson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

This is a collection of the first four titles from the Jake Stark Mysteries series with a short bonus story. It includes The Gorham Vampire, The Burning Town, Whispers of the Lost, Heart of Ice, and A Jake Stark Christmas

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A slight bump here and there but still good

  • By Ray Johnson on 08-04-18

Rattle on some more

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

Reviewed: 08-01-18

I understand its books 1-4, but as 1 audio book some fat must be trimmed. First story was great, unique twist on vampires... but then when he switched to the next story and went on and on AND ON about what weapons he carried and where.. then barely used any of it, so telling us for minutes and minutes about unneeded info could be cut out. If you can get through the rambling then the story line is great.

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