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  • Loving Storm

  • Ashes & Embers Series, Book 5
  • By: Carian Cole
  • Narrated by: Joe Arden, CJ Bloom
  • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128

Evie: I met him in a snowstorm.... We spent 48 hours trapped in the back of his pickup truck. We fought. We touched. We fell. Hard. Storm: She literally crashed into my life.... The last thing I wanted was a relationship. Especially with a quirky chick who drove me insane. But something about her got under my skin, and into my heart. And I had to have her. All of her. Now. Falling in love in the back of a truck, just the two of us, was easy. Dealing with psycho fans, jealous exes, and demons from the past...not so easy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good series

  • By donna on 03-30-18

Wonderful story

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

Reviewed: 08-24-18

The entire series was amazing. And Joe Arden is always amazing. You will love all of Carain Coles books in the series. Got to love you some heavy inked rock stars!

  • Gentleman Nine

  • By: Penelope Ward
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,638
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,405
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,400

Growing up, the three of us were friends. He was the nerd. I was the playboy. She was the beauty. Deep down, I only ever wanted her. I kept it inside because Rory and I made a pact that our friend, Amber, was off-limits. He lied. I went off to college, and he got the girl. Amber never knew how I felt. They were together for years - before he broke her heart. Through it all and across the miles, she and I casually stayed in touch. When my job sent me to Boston for a three-month contract position, Amber let me stay in her spare room.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 🌟🌟 5 Stars 🌟🌟

  • By Cyndi on 08-22-18

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 08-24-18

Another great book from this author. Never disappointed. Only wish they’d stop using Sebastian for younger roles.

  • Cake: The Newlyweds

  • Cake Series, Book 4
  • By: J. Bengtsson
  • Narrated by: Joe Arden, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,098
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,037
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,031

Fate doesn't own Jake McKallister. At least, that's what he tells himself. Life is better than ever. He's at the top of his game, performing to sold-out crowds the world over. He has his health and a solid, fun-loving family to keep him grounded. And he got the girl - the beautiful, quirky girl he's just made his wife. Yes, life is good. If only fate would stop screaming in his ear. Lucky is the best word for Casey McKallister. Yes, life is perfect...until it all comes crashing down around her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THIS DESERVES SO MANY MORE STARS

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 03-01-18

One of my favorites.

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

Reviewed: 08-24-18

Awesome book. Great series! You’ll laugh out loud and fall in love with this new author.

  • To Love Jason Thorn

  • By: Ella Maise
  • Narrated by: Lidia Dornet, Sebastian York
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,583
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,409
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,407

Jason Thorn...my brother's childhood friend. Oh, how stupidly in love with that boy I was. He was the first boy who made me blush, my first official crush. Sounds beautiful so far, right? That excitement that bubbles up inside you, those famous butterflies you feel for the very first time - he was the reason for them all. But you get to live in that fairy tale world only until they crush your hopes and dreams and then stomp on your heart for good measure. And boy did he crush my little heart into pieces.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must-read!

  • By Michelle Terry on 04-18-16

Read book 2 first

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

Reviewed: 08-14-18

I don't normally write reviews, but I'd hate for you to miss book two. I accidentally listened to book two first and fell in love with it. The narrators were great. Although I wish authors would stop using Sebastian York for 20 somethings. Yes, he's got that voice that can read me the phone book. But reading as a young 20 yr old, no. Just no. Time to move him to the older gentlemen characters.
The female narrator sounded like it was her first book, or she was trying to make an authors first book sound better then it was. I struggled. Thankfully I listened to book two first where she knocked it out of the ballpark and will look for her again.
So, my advice, Listen to To Hate Adam Connor (don't worry, no spoilers for book one in it), then circle back around to just listen to Olive and Jason's story to complete the saga.
Lastly, let's all agree it's time for Sebastian to move to mature characters.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Trickery

  • Curse of the Gods, Book 1
  • By: Jaymin Eve, Jane Washington
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Moyen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,723
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,527
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,522

In Minatsol, being a dweller means that you are literally no better than dirt. In fact, dirt might actually be more useful than Willa. Her life will be one of servitude to the sols, the magic-blessed beings who could one day be chosen to become gods. At least her outer village is far removed from the cities of the sols, and she won't ever be forced to present herself to them... Until one small mistake changes everything, and Willa is awarded a position to serve at Blesswood, the top sol academy in the world - a position that she definitely did not earn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WHAT WAS THAT!!!!

  • By Sarah on 06-27-17

Time I will never get back

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

Reviewed: 03-14-18

Couldn’t get past the third hour before I finally just stopped.
Who ever edited it made the narrator very fast. The story line just didn’t grab my attention.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Columbus Day

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 1
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,040
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24,785
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,726

The Ruhar hit us on Columbus Day. There we were, innocently drifting along the cosmos on our little blue marble, like the Native Americans in 1492. Over the horizon came ships of a technologically advanced, aggressive culture, and BAM! There went the good old days, when humans got killed only by each other. So, Columbus Day. It fits. When the morning sky twinkled again, this time with Kristang starships jumping in to hammer the Ruhar, we thought we were saved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sci Fi I didn't know I wanted

  • By Gary Glenn on 06-27-17

Got better as it goes on

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

Reviewed: 03-04-18

Sooo much information to absorb. All in all, worth it. I’ve never listened to a syfy audio before. The first time, I gave up. But glad I came back. Skippy made it all worthwhile. Looking forward to rest of the series.

  • Scandalous

  • By: L. J. Shen
  • Narrated by: Savannah Peachwood, Christian Rummel
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 848
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 798
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 800

They call him The Mute for a reason. Hard, cold, and calculated, he rarely speaks. When he does, it's with disdain. When he does, his words aren't meant for me. When he does, my stomach flips and my world tilts on its axis. He is 33. I am 18. He's a single dad and my father's business partner. I'm just a kid to him and his enemy's daughter. He's emotionally unavailable. And I am...feeling. Feeling things I shouldn't feel for him. Trent Rexroth is going to break my heart. The writing isn't just on the wall, it's inked on my soul.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite one yet!

  • By Jaime G on 11-03-17

Must read-listen to three prior books first

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

Reviewed: 02-26-18

Any additional comments?

ok, where to start. I don't know much about this author, I could be wrong, but I'd have to guess she's young. Very young. Not that I had any issues that would have directed me to think otherwise. Feels almost as shes getting most of her hot scenes from other books and wouldn't know how to elaborate more on them. She may have had an orgasim, she may not have. I'm guess never multiple if every scene ends with "and she had three more"

Before you listen to this book, you have to listen to the other three first or you'll be lost.

What drove me nuts was:
-She repeated herself quite a bit throughout the book. Either she felt as we were too stupid to remember or she forgot she had already mentioned things a half dozen times already. Almost like she needed to fill up air since most of the story lines were lacking.
-The herons in all there were very lacking in personalities. Almost To the point of whiny. I've dated men like these characters, and I promise, not one of them would have fell for the herons in each story. Kiddos for really getting into the characters of the men though. They pretty much kept me interested into the storyline. '
-all three books dragged out too much for the first half of the books. I get she was trying to build up suspense for the ending, but I think that where the "Filling air" part came in.

If it wasn't for Christian Rummel, I would have not listen to the whole series. This was my first audible series with him as a narrator and HE NAILED IT. He was why I keep coming back top finish the entire series. I will be seeking him out in others and adding him to my favorites.

My first also with Savannah Peachwood. She did well as she could with the low esteemed whiny characters she got. Or maybe is was how she read it. Hard to tell.

I did give the entire series 5 stars. I mean, I didn't hate it, I didnt love it. The writing was mediocre. The sex scene was mediocre as well. But overall, if this was her first time writing a series, I hope she gives more thought into developing the story over filling air with repetitiveness. But overall, I was entertained.

  • Ride Me Dirty

  • Bridgewater County, Book 1
  • By: Vanessa Vale
  • Narrated by: Kylie Stewart
  • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 264
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 238
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238

Her life is in New York. The property she's inherited is in Bridgewater, Montana. Going back to the town she visited every summer as a child stirs up long-forgotten memories and a girlhood crush on not one teen-turned-hot-cowboy but two: cousins Jack and Sam Kane. Fortunately for her, in Bridgewater one cowboy's never enough.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story

  • By Lisa K on 08-08-17

Why not a duel narration?

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

Reviewed: 02-11-18

The story is as good and exciting, but it was ruined by not having duel narration.

  • Wanderlust

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage, Grace Grant
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,220
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,097

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

My new favorite narrator

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

Reviewed: 02-09-18

Any additional comments?

From the moment Richard Armitage spoke I was hooked. Lauren hit it out of the ball park with this one.

15 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Turbulence

  • By: Whitney G.
  • Narrated by: Erin Mallon, Joe Arden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,273
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,200
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,201

Jake Weston and I met under a cloud of cliches: Boy meets girl. Boy charms girl. Boy screws girl. He was the sexiest, cockiest man I'd ever encountered, but I had no idea he was a senior pilot when we met. No idea we worked for the same airline, and he had secrets just like me.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A very accurate title

  • By Danni on 03-06-17

Great twists and turns

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

Reviewed: 02-01-18

Never saw it coming. I was grinning, laughing out loud and sitting at the edge of my seat.