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  • Where the Crawdads Sing

  • By: Delia Owens
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 19

For years, rumors of the 'Marsh Girl' have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life - until the unthinkable happens. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story and well read

  • By Sandie on 11-25-18

5 Southern Stars

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

Reviewed: 12-21-18

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Southern Stars

What a beautiful story

I have to say that I tried to listen to this one...twice and struggled, I'm not sure what it was but it just didn't grab me straight away.

This time I forced myself to carry on and listen, and I'm so glad I did because this book was just GORGEOUS!

The descriptions that the author uses are just stunning, I want to hug them all

“The morning burned so August-hot, the marsh’s moist breath hung the oaks and pines with fog.”


Kya is a happy child mostly, she lives in the Marsh area and is 'at one' with nature, she lives in her shack with her parents and siblings and doesn't really see the bad in anything...until her family starts getting smaller.

One by one her siblings leave, and then it is her Mothers turn, she just leaves one day without looking back.

After a while she realises that it is because of her fathers alcoholic and abusive ways, and she is left to look after him.

She learns to live with her father, and they even become 'friends' for a while, but most of the time she is left for days at a time to fend for herself, while he goes out spending money they don't have, and drinking to excess.

She learns that you don't get 'nothing for free', so starts to sell what she can to the storekeeper in town, and soon makes a firm friend in him and his wife.

Kya is an incredibly knowledgeable girl, she could tell you what the weather was going to be like, just by the sound of the birds, but the one thing she cannot do is read, or write, until she meets Tate.

Gahhh, the friendship between Tate and Kya was just lovely, he really took the time to know her and help her, and I was really disappointed in him at certain points in the book!
Friends are something that Kya holds very dear, because she doesn't have any, most of the townspeople are snobby toward her and look down their noses at her.

In 1969 Chase Andrews a local football legend is found dead in the marsh area, the rumours start to fly, and The Marsh Girl's name keeps being linked to his, but why?

This was an absolute joy to listen to, and the author Delia Owens certainly knows her stuff, she is a wildlife scientist, and this shows in her beautiful poetic writing.
I'm not at all surprised that Reece Witherspoon has chosen it to be in her Sunshine reads club, or that it will be coming to a movie theatre soon, I can't wait to see it!!

🎧🎧 - Totally AMAZING narration by Cassandra Campbell, she made this listening experience even better.

Save a credit for this one it is a cracker

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  • Delivered Through the Storm

  • By: Nicole Garcia
  • Narrated by: Kai Kennicott, Wen Ross
  • Length: 7 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128

Madison Moore is a single mother of two young boys. She's not interested in dating or partaking in meaningless sex. Her only goal in life is to be a good mother and make life as normal as possible for her oldest son who is diagnosed with a learning disability. When Ryder Storm literally comes crashing into her home and turns her life upside down, she finds herself falling hard. Madison's denial about her feelings and dismissal of his advancements only fuels Ryder's determination to make her his.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It felt so real, I just wanted to slap Madison!!

  • By Avephoenix on 09-12-18

4 Emotional stars

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

Reviewed: 10-05-18

Madison is left with 2 small children after her douchebag of a husband Mitch left, her life now consists of work and her two boys and she is just trying to do the best she can.

Madison's best friend is trying to get her out there again and meet people, but it won't really be necessary, because along comes Ryder at just the right time....

Very emotional and a bit of a tear-jerker, this one will pull at your heart strings, but also make you laugh, smile and want to physically hurt characters!!

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  • Faking It

  • By: K. Bromberg
  • Narrated by: Rupert Channing, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,227
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,099
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,093

Zane Phillips mistook me for his dog walker. It shouldn’t surprise me that the man with a suit more expensive than my rent would assume that I was there to serve him. The positive? I put him in his place. The negative? I missed my job interview because of it. Now I find out he’s a rich Australian entrepreneur, and he wants to make up for tanking my interview. Yes, he’s impossibly hot - but he’s also an arrogant jackass - so...no thanks. But after a little white lie I tell spirals out of control, I’m somehow offered the chance to play Zane’s girlfriend to help promote his new dating website....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • COMPELLING, COMPULSIVE & A COMPLETE BARGAIN

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 09-29-18

5 Faking It Stars

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

Reviewed: 09-28-18

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Faking It stars

Oh my goodness, if I couldn't love Erin Mallon any more, she goes and narrates this book, i don't think my GirlCrush can take much more!

I think this has to be one of my favourite K Bromberg books to date, the story, the characters...everything!!

Harlow is off to a job interview, of course being nervous she writes the address etc onto a piece of paper, which is then smudged, no problem...but is it office 303 or 308??

After knocking on the door and mentally preparing herself, she has a quick barrage of abuse from the man opening it, about her her being late, and a dog lead shoved into her hand, oh and a door slammed in her face, the dog runs off down the corridor and her heel brakes on her shoe.

And that ladies and gentleman is all i am going to tell you about this book...well apart from the MC Zane is Australian, and Erin Mallon's Australian accent made me swoon.....a lot!!

This story is to do with a Badass woman, a Douchebag of a man, a "Relationship" a Dog and a Website.

Narration - This is what made the book for me, We have new to me narrator Rupert Channing, who i will certainly be looking for again, and my #GirlVoiceCrush Erin Mallon.

Her Australian accent was enough to make me swoon...a lot!

Drop what you are doing and grab yourself a copy of this brilliant story!

happy Listening

Vicci

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  • Decadent Dreams

  • By: Nicole Garcia
  • Narrated by: Kai Kennicott, Wen Ross
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228

My dreams haunt me. I feel as if I am falling into a pit of impending doom, but even that has not prepared me for the roller-coaster of emotions that flood over me when I'm near Phoenix. I have to keep my distance from her. I need to. It's the only thing I can do to keep from getting hurt again. Staying away from her proves to be a much harder task than I could have ever imagined. She's not only my assistant, but she's half my age.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Everything I want in a romance book 💕💕

  • By Mandymay💄👠👛 on 09-10-17

4 Steamy Stars

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

Reviewed: 09-21-18

OOOh this is one that i need to continue with, i loved the relationship with Phoenix and Nico, the fact that Nico was a workaholic and Phe managed to melt some of his iciness was such fun to watch.

I loved the secondary characters in this and the story really flowe well.

Ladies, you need to meet Nico ....

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Marking Time

  • The Immortal Descendants, Book 1
  • By: April White
  • Narrated by: Gemma Barrett
  • Length: 16 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

Seventeen-year-old tagger Saira Elian can handle anything...a mother who mysteriously disappears, a stranger who stalks her around London, and even the noble English Grandmother who kicked Saira and her mother out of the family. But when an old graffiti tag in a tube station transports Saira to the 19th Century and she comes face-to-face with Jack the Ripper, she realizes she needs help after all. Saira meets Archer, a charming student who helps her blend in as much as a tall, modern American teen can in Victorian England.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 4·5 Re-Read but still loved it stars!

  • By V Nerd (Kermit), Reviews by Audio Killed the Bookmark on 08-27-18

4·5 Re-Read but still loved it stars!

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

Reviewed: 08-27-18


🌟🌟🌟🌟·5 Re-Read but still loved it Stars

Phew! This was a relief, i read this book a few years ago and was worried about revisiting it, but Huzzah! I still loved this book.

This little cracker of a book can be found free on Kindle, and thats exactly how i found it last time, this time i listened to it.

Saira is a young girl that hasn't really had the best upbringing, moved around from pillar to post her mother disappears, nothing new, she does that for days or even weeks at a time, and Saira can look after herself.

As a freerunner Saira loves the freedom of the city, and often leaves her "tag" in places she has stopped at, unfortunately this time she gets caught by the cops, and with her mother not there, she gets shipped off to stay with her Grandmother in London, who isn't best pleased to see her, considering she threw Saira's mother out.

Meeting new people and travelling around London is a new experience for Saira, and being chased by a strange man calling her "Clocker" has her hiding in a tube station.
She notices an old "tag" there and puts her fingers on it to trace and admire it.......big mistake!

Turns out that Saira is a Clocker, someone who can travel through time, and she finds herself in 1888 and being chased by no other than Jack the Ripper, and she's sure she also spotted her mother at some point!

Finding her way back to present day she learns the family history, and also that things like Werewolves, Shifters and Seers exist!

Oh and she also meets Archer, who is a vampire!

For someone who is not a Paranormal fan i was truly engaged in this story, even though it had vampires and wolves in it, it didn't focus on the "magicky" part of it, if that makes sense.

It's like a Harry Potter meets Oliver Twist meets the White Chapel murders!

🎧🎧 Narrated by Gemma Barrett who is a new to me narrator.

Fantastic narration and such a good story, give it a try, it's free on Kindle, what have you got to lose?

Happy reading

V Nerd x

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  • Bro Code

  • By: Kendall Ryan
  • Narrated by: Ava Erickson, Jacob Morgan
  • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 570
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 525
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 520

I didn't mean to sneak a peek at my older brother's best friend. But when I catch him showering by mistake, I can't help but look. The guy is massive - and I do mean everywhere. We're all home to celebrate Dad's retirement as one big happy family, except my newlywed brother's already getting divorced, my mom keeps asking why I'm still single, and most frustrating of all, Barrett Wilson is staying with us at my parents' home for the weekend. I've known Barrett for years, so why am I suddenly noticing so many new things about him - like how big he is? It's maddening.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So Good!

  • By Mandi on 05-02-18

4 Bro Code Stars

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

Reviewed: 08-23-18

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Bro Code Stars

Well this little audio book was a delight to listen to!

Barrett Wilson and Ava have known each other for years, the reason for this is because he is best friends with her brother Nick, this is becoming a bit of a problem because Barrett has a crush on Ava.

When he goes to stay with Nick for a few days over the holidays, Barrett didn't think for a minute that Ava would be there, however when he gets there who should open the door?

Barrett knows that he shouldn't even entertain the idea of having a relationship of any kind with his best friends little sister, no , he must follow the Bro Code and leave well alone........accept it doesn't quite work out that way, an unbeknown to him, Ava has also had a childhood crush on Barrett for years.


🎧🎧 The audio book was different for me, and i have come to realise that i'm not a great fan of Duet narration, which is what this was done in.

The difference is:

DUEL narration 1 person reads a POV or chapter, and reads both parts, male and female.

DUET narration is the male narrating his parts, and the female narrating hers, regardless of chapter, it was a little too busy for me.

However it was made up by having the sexy tones of Zachary Webber who could quite frankly read the phone book and make it sound delicious, and lovely narration by Ava Erikson

  • Bad Mommy

  • By: Tarryn Fisher
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley, Lance Greenfield, Carly Robins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 836
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 768
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 769

When Fig Coxbury buys a house on West Barrett Street, it's not because she likes the neighborhood, or even because she likes the house. It's because everything she desires is next door: the husband, the child, and the life that belongs to someone else. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant- really good!

  • By Candice on 06-01-18

5 WTF Stars

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

Reviewed: 08-22-18

Ok, lets just get this out of the way first, I freaking LOVE Tarryn Fisher, I have a MAHOOSIVE girl crush on her, I mean have you seen her?
She is not only absolutely gorgeous, she also writes about the most f@*ked up characters ever.

If you haven't read any of her books then don't delay, she is truly gifted, start with her Love Me With Lies series, and you'll be hooked, she is the epitome of an Anti HEA.

Right, lets get to this book!

Written in 3 POV's this little story is certainly not sweet, it is a rough, ready little mind f*@k!

Fig Coxbury moves into a new house, to start a new life, and she certainly does that, she looks through the window and sees a little girl playing in the garden, she then sees the perfect couple next door, and decides that she wants that, not a perfect life, she actually wants THAT family! She wants the husband, and the little girl, so she sets out to get it.

Think of a couple of movies from years ago, remember Single White Female and Fatal Attraction? Great, now times that sucker by 5 and this is what you get.

You will not be in Kansas anymore Toto, you will think you have everything pegged in your little mind, and then BOOM, Tarryn throws in a curve ball or another WTF moment and you will be back to square 1.

Who is the bad guy?
How can 3 people be so bat sh*t crazy?

I can't (and won't) go into too much detail about this one as it needs to be read blind.

Don't read too many reviews, but do read this one people, I can not big this one up enough.

Jump on the crazy train and pack enough WTF's to last you the full journey.........you're going to need them 😱

  • Challenge

  • By: Amy Daws
  • Narrated by: Will M. Watt, Charlotte Cole, Martin Foster
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 739
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 718
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 712

Camden Harris, the famously hot, hulk of a footballer is laid up in a London hospital. But his busted knee doesn't stop him from running his well-practiced game on Indie Porter - his redheaded spitfire of a doctor. She's not his type, not even close. But she could be the perfect distraction from the soul-crushing damage this injury could cost him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • British, sporty romcom perfection

  • By Jules on 02-02-17

4 Tequila Sunrise Stars

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

Reviewed: 08-20-18

🌟🌟🌟🌟Tequila Sunrise Stars

I was really nervous about listening to this one because a FB group that i am in, the author <i>and</i> the narrator are always in there, and they are so lovely.
I was scared because it was duet narration and that is a little bit hit and miss for me, it just sounds a little bit weird and my head doesn't like it, so i was so worried that i would hate it and have to leave a bad review.

Anyhoo, i had nothing to worry about as this story was fab, and the narration was WOOHOO!!!

Indie Porter is an up an coming surgeon and has a glittering future ahead of her, that is until she walks into the room holding Camden "cam" Harris, a famous football player for Bethnal Green.

Camden is sweet, charming and cocky and sends Indie into a tizz, she's not sure what to do about the feelings that she has for Cam, does she go for it, or does she keep him at arms length?

I loved the family dynamics in his book, Cam's family is really close knit and as Indie discovers have no secrets between each other, the complete opposite for her as she has missed out on a lot of experiences, and set her future in stone without any deviations.

🎧🎧 As i said earlier on i was a little nervous going in to this book because of the duet narration thing, but silly me i shouldn't have worried, Will Watt and Charlotte Cole were fabulous together, and a little cameo from Martin Foster made this book a super fun listen.

Will Indie choose penis number 1, 2 or 3 from her Tequila Sunrise list?

You'll have to spend a credit to find out !!

Enjoy

V Nerd

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Broke my Heart Stars

  • By V Nerd (Kermit), Reviews by Audio Killed the Bookmark on 08-20-18

5 Broke my Heart Stars

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

Reviewed: 08-20-18

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Broke my Heart Stars

Well this one certainly had me bawling, Lauren Blakely is certainly the queen of the RomCom but this one is a little different to her usual jolly stories.

This is a second chance romance, which is one of my favourite types, and this one has moved into my most favourite spot!

Andrew is trying to come to terms with the death of his brother, and we see (and hear) the pain of his grief and heartache.

Holland is an old flame of Andrew's and has always loved him, but timing, jobs, and life got in the way, so they stayed friends.

Holland moved away for work and lived in Tokyo where Andrew's brother spent his last days.

After Andrew finds something that makes him question his brother, he decides to go and find out the answers for himself and travels to Tokyo, taking Holland with him.

I loved Holland, she was a strong independent woman, who put love on the back burner to follow her dreams of being a nurse, Andrew however was stuck in a limbo of grief and hatred, followed by using emotional blackmail to get his own way and use people, unfortunately (or fortunately for him) Holland doesn't take any of his sh*t, and gives him just as good back.

Once again Lauren Blakely manages to encapsulate the sights and feels of a place, i have never travelled to Tokyo, but her words made me feel like i was there, and i could close my eyes and picture everything perfectly.

🎧🎧 Outstanding narration by two of my favourites Joe Arden and Erin Mallon who were just fantastic together!

You could physically feel Andrew's pain, and the performance given by Joe Arden on this one is amazing, he WAS Andrew in my head, and the fact that you could hear his voice cracking when he was talking about his dead brother made me tear up more than once.

Erin Mallon once again gives a brilliant performance and they both bounce off of each other seamlessly.

You may need Kleenex for this one, but it is sooo worth it, definitely save a credit and don't miss out on this one! 

  • Sweet Addiction

  • By: J. Daniels
  • Narrated by: Piper Goodeve
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 609
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 578
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 578

Wedding hookups never amount to anything. Those who partake in this wicked little activity know the rules. Get in. Get laid. Get out. There's no expectation of a relationship. It is what it is. Dylan Sparks knows the rules. She's familiar with the protocol. And she engages in the best sex of her life with a complete stranger at her ex-boyfriend's wedding. Reese Carroll doesn't care about the rules. He wants more than just one night with Dylan. And Dylan finds him too addicting to pass up.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story fell into my lap

  • By Catherine on 09-10-15

3·75 Sweet Stars

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

Reviewed: 08-14-18


🌟🌟🌟·75 Sweet Stars

This one was a sweet romance, and sometimes I just need a bit of sweet.

Dylan is a baker, she runs her own business and has quite a fanbase as she will make anything you ask for (within reason)

She is a dab-hand at making Wedding cakes and we meet her after she has delivered and is a guest at her cheating Ex's wedding!

After literally falling into the lap of a sexy man she decides that a little bit of sneaky wedding sex will be just the ticket to take away her blues.

Reese isn't going to pass up the chance to have some "extra" fun at the wedding and him and Dylan sneak off to find a room for some fun.

After getting on swimmingly in the *ahem* bedroom department, Reese and Dylan decide to go ahead with a 'friends-with-benefits' type of relationship, of course you all know how that turns out!

We know how Dylan feels about Reese as she is telling the story, but she doesn't know how Reese feels about her, so she just carries on with the agreement and doesn't make her feelings known.

There are a few arguments, a couple of great face slapping moments, and a silly misunderstanding that could have been rectified if only they would just talk to each other!

🎧🎧 Narrated by Piper Goodeve who is a new narrator for me, but did a fantastic job!

I enjoyed this story, but it was a little too sweet for me and i just Personally needed a little more oopff, but if you like sweet stories then you will LOVE this one!!