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  • Jake

  • Immortals of New Orleans, Book 8
  • By: Kym Grosso
  • Narrated by: Ryan West
  • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 344
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 319
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 319

With Alpha blood coursing through his veins, charismatic wolf Jake Louvière can no longer deny his true nature. As his beast demands his rightful place within Acadian Wolves, he's forced to choose between killing his Alpha and leaving New Orleans forever. When a mysterious woman trespasses into the bayou, Jake is instinctively wary of the creature that is not wolf. Inexplicably drawn to her, he attempts to resist her magic as it weaves a seductive spell.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story but the sex scenes are redundant

  • By S Parker on 07-02-18

Jake

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

Reviewed: 09-14-17

Would you consider the audio edition of Jake to be better than the print version?

Oh yes!!! Ryan West just is such an awesome narrator. He just makes the book come alive

What other book might you compare Jake to and why?

Kym's whole series, they all build on each other.With Ryan reading he makes you feel that you are in the series.

Which scene was your favorite?

What scene???? There are so many... I loved when she just slightly changed and put the vampire in his place and feeding his fish is hand.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

The outside timid figure does not show the deep strength within.

Any additional comments?

Kym's stories get better and better. With Ryan as the narrator, every book is a hit.

  • Jax

  • Immortals of New Orleans, Book 7
  • By: Kym Grosso
  • Narrated by: Ryan West
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 567
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 513
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 513

Agrestis Wolves' alpha Jax Chandler is on a mission to exact retribution after being captured and tortured by an enigmatic adversary. When the sophisticated publishing mogul rescues a beautiful wolf, he recognizes the woman he'd once believed to be his mate. Captivated, he sets out to discover her secrets and teaches her to embrace submission.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice!

  • By Cheri on 10-13-16

Jax

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

Reviewed: 02-02-16

Would you listen to Jax again? Why?

I would definitely listen to Jax again. The story line is fabulous and Ryan is a wonderful narrator.

What did you like best about this story?

The story line is well thought out. There is some fun, hot and surprising areas throughout the book.

Which scene was your favorite?

That really is a hard one. I don't think I can just pick one scene.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Even though Katrina has been a total bitch to Jax, he still cares for her and can't leave her behind when he sees that she is in trouble.

Any additional comments?

I love all of Kym's books and Ryan West is an exceptional narrator.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Southern Spirits

  • Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Angie Fox
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,852
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,686
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,683

When out-of-work graphic designer Verity Long accidentally traps a ghost on her property, she's saddled with more than a supernatural sidekick - she gains the ability to see spirits. It leads to an offer she can't refuse from the town's bad boy, the brother of her ex and the last man she should ever partner with. Ellis Wyatt is in possession of a stunning historic property haunted by some of Sugarland, Tennessee's finest former citizens.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Cute, Clean Cozy Mystery

  • By Cheri on 03-22-17

Southern Spirits

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

Reviewed: 01-07-16

Would you listen to Southern Spirits again? Why?

Yes. Verity is such a sweet southern girl.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Southern Spirits?

When Ellis figured out that Verity isn't who his family is leading everyone to believe she is.

Have you listened to any of Tavia Gilbert’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have only heard a couple of her performances. I just don't hear a distinct difference from any of the stories.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes if I didn't have 4 kids that I had to be a mom taxi too ;)

  • Solstice Burn

  • Club Altura Romance
  • By: Kym Grosso
  • Narrated by: Ryan West
  • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 303
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 277
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 278

Temptations flare in the hedonistic tropics when wealthy philanthropist and professional deep sea diver, Chase Abbott, rescues a beautiful woman at sea. Penny Travis, a big city lawyer, may have been looking for relaxation at the exclusive adults' resort, but she soon embraces adventure, submitting to secret fantasies within the arms of her charismatic hero.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Tantalizing

  • By Stormie Dawn LaGrand on 09-06-18

Keeps getting hotter and hotter

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

Reviewed: 12-17-15

Would you listen to Solstice Burn again? Why?

Yes, Kym Grosso has put together such a fabulous story line. And Ryan West is an unbelievable narrator.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Penny, because even though she is straight-laced, she able to come out of her shell and try new things.

Which scene was your favorite?

When Penny and Chase bump into each other when they are both on the swimming tubes. I thought it was just a sweet encounter.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

There were several places that the story made me laugh out loud.

  • The Dangerous Book for Demon Slayers

  • By: Angie Fox
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 240

New York Times bestselling series! Demon slaying powers should come with an instruction book...Seriously. Why does a new hair dryer have a twelve-page how-to manual, but when it comes to ancient demon-fighting hocus-pocus, my biker witch granny gives me just half a dozen switch stars and a rah-rah speech? Oh, and a talking terrier, but that's another story. It's not like my job as a preschool teacher prepared me for this kind of thing. So I've decided to write my own manual: The Dangerous Book for Demon Slayers, because no one tells me anything. Dimitri, my "protector," may be one stud of a shape-shifting griffin, but he always thinks he can handle everything by himself. Only he's no match for the soul-stealing succubi taking over Las Vegas. If I can't figure out how to save him - and Sin City - there'll be hell to pay.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this series

  • By bonnie1800 on 12-10-15

Dangerous Book for Demon Slayers

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

Reviewed: 12-01-15

Angie Fox continues to write stories that draw the reader in. Tavia Gilbert did a good job with all the different characters throughout the story.

Lizzie has to go and save her "fairy-godfather". He truly is a fairy and has been watching her, her whole life. When he gets mixed up with a succubus, in Vegas no less, Lizzie has to learn on the fly. She decides to write a book for demon slayers as she is learning.

Unfortunately her boyfriend, Dimitri, a shape-shifting griffin with slayer blood, is like food for the succubus. Can Lizzie save him and her fairy-godfather?

  • Carnal Risk

  • Club Altura Romance, Book 1
  • By: Kym Grosso
  • Narrated by: Ryan West
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 524
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 487
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 481

Powerful CEO Garrett Emerson's life and corporation are built on a foundation of risk-taking and top-secret priorities. He works hard, but plays even harder. When tragedy strikes, the charismatic and sexy billionaire takes the gamble of his life by bringing a beautiful consultant into his inner sanctum, exposing her to his exclusive society of extreme athletes who are adventurous both in business and pleasure.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Predictable AND a cliffhanger

  • By Fuzzysaver on 05-15-18

Another great series by Kym Grosso

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

Reviewed: 10-21-15

Carnal Risk is the first book of a new series by Kym Grosso. There are many twists and turns throughout the book to keep the listener guessing. Ryan West is a fabulous narrator. I believe that he just "gets" her writing and is able to bring about the proper tone of the book.

  • Lost Embrace

  • Immortals of New Orleans #6.5
  • By: Kym Grosso
  • Narrated by: Ryan West
  • Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 469
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 426
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 419

Dominant vampire leader, Kade Issacson, is devastated when his fiancée, Sydney Willows, is nearly killed by a demon. As her transition into the supernatural tests the limits of their bond, he considers how far he'd go to cure her affliction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow! Loved This Novella!

  • By Cheri on 08-21-16

Lost Embrace

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

Reviewed: 09-17-15

What made the experience of listening to Lost Embrace the most enjoyable?

Kym Grosso's Immortals of New Orleans series just gets better and better. Then to have Ryan West narrate. He is a fabulous narrator.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Lost Embrace?

When Kade takes back Sydney and shows her who is her "master". HOT HOT HOT

Which character – as performed by Ryan West – was your favorite?

I'd have to say Kade.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I was very shocked as to Kym Grosso has as the bad guy. I think we are all shocked, but we'll just have to see what she has for us in her next book.

Any additional comments?

Kym, please don't stop writing and PLEASE keep Ryan as your narrator!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Leopold's Wicked Embrace

  • Immortals of New Orleans, Book 5
  • By: Kym Grosso
  • Narrated by: Ryan West
  • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 749
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 692
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 691

Seductive and lethal, vampire Léopold Devereoux returns to the Big Easy to find a killer. His search leads him to a beautiful and mysterious woman who awakens desires and emotions that he's long fought to keep buried. After centuries of self-imposed solitude, the billionaire philanthropist struggles to restrain his growing thirst for the intriguing, lovely female who's captured his attention. Will Léopold bond to the woman who has begun to crack the shell around his heart?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hot!

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-10-15

another FABULOUS novel from Kym Grosso

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

Reviewed: 07-03-15

What made the experience of listening to Leopold's Wicked Embrace the most enjoyable?

Ryan West is one of the best narrators that I have heard. He helps bring the characters to life.

Kym Grosso's stories are very well written and she is able to keep your attention throughout the whole story.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Leopold's Wicked Embrace?

When Laryssa finally is able to break through Leopold's self-imposed wall around his heart.

Have you listened to any of Ryan West’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

He just keeps getting better and better!

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Even the hardest of hearts will fall.

Any additional comments?

Another wonderful story, can't wait for more!!!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Luca's Magic Embrace: Immortals of New Orleans, Book 2

  • By: Kym Grosso
  • Narrated by: Ryan West
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 978
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 908
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 906

Sexy vampire Luca Macquarie doesn't do love; especially not with humans. Yet ever since he rescued Samantha Irving, he can't deny the enigmatic attraction he's developed for the alluring mortal woman. Concerned for her safety, he's determined to bring Samantha back to her coven. His mission is to go find the novice witch and bring her home, nothing more, nothing less; falling for her is not supposed to be part of the plan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's Magic and so Much More!

  • By Cheri on 09-17-15

FABULOUS!

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

Reviewed: 03-08-15

Kym Grosso's Luca's Magic Embrace was read by Ryan West. Mr. West made the story come alive.

Totally exceeded all my expectations!

A must buy!

  • The Accidental Demon Slayer

  • Demon Slayer, Book 1
  • By: Angie Fox
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 742
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 671
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 669

It's never a good day when an ancient demon shows up on your toilet bowl. For Lizzie Brown that's just the beginning. Soon her hyperactive terrier starts talking and her long-lost biker witch Grandma is hurling Smuckers jars filled with magic. Just when she thinks she's seen it all Lizzie learns she's a demon slayer-and all hell is after her. Of course that's not the only thing after her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Right Narrator for the Right Book

  • By Pemberley Proud on 01-02-15

The Accedental Demon Slayer

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

Reviewed: 11-21-14

What made the experience of listening to The Accidental Demon Slayer the most enjoyable?

Tavia GIlbert was a great narrator. She made the story "pop" and the characters come alive.

What other book might you compare The Accidental Demon Slayer to and why?

I can't answer that, I haven't listened to another similar to it.

Have you listened to any of Tavia Gilbert’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, I have not heard Tavia Gilbert before

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Lizzie decided she was going to stay a Demon Slayer and understanding all it would take.

Any additional comments?

Angie Fox is a fabulous author! I can't wait to hear more about Lizzie, Dimitri, the witches and of course Pirate.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful