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  • Falling for the Beast

  • By: Victorine E. Lieske
  • Narrated by: Karin Allers
  • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

Aribelle is backed into the position of cleaning house for the horrible Mr. Thaddeus Walker. Not only is he rude, he's dangerously secretive, going out at night and coming home with injuries which seem to heal mysteriously fast. She should be keeping her distance, not trying to break down his barriers. But the more she uncovers, the more attracted she becomes until the cost of exposing his secrets fades behind the risk of losing her heart.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • not my favorite

  • By Kelli on 06-22-18

Lovely

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

Reviewed: 05-16-17

If you could sum up Falling for the Beast in three words, what would they be?

Super fun story.

What did you like best about this story?

I liked the twist on the beast's spell.

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

She is a super reader/narrator. I love all the acting she puts in while she's going along. That is the most important thing to me as a listener. I did have a hard time with letting my imagination take over with the voice of the beast this time.

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

Yes, the story around the puzzle.

  • Blissfully Married

  • The Married Series, Book 4
  • By: Victorine E. Lieske
  • Narrated by: Melissa Sternenberg
  • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

Sidney's matchmaking business is suffering. When her best friend convinces her to put on a fake engagement ring to boost customer confidence in her, she reluctantly agrees. Couldn't hurt to try, right? And when her childhood crush comes walking in, she's glad to have her fake engagement as an excuse not to get involved with him. He shattered her heart 10 years ago, and she can't take another painful Blake incident.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My new fav!

  • By FunnyC! on 11-11-16

My new fav!

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

Reviewed: 11-11-16

What does Melissa Sternenberg bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Melissa is a top notch reader/narrator. I love the acting bits that go into her reading. It makes all the difference between an okay experience and a fab experience.

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

Yes! If time only permitted such a thing.

Any additional comments?

Superb storytelling. Superb reading. The Married Series just keep getting better and better. I usually only "listen" to books at work, but I couldn't leave this one there. I finished it up while cleaning the house and even kept my earbuds in while grocery shopping. Little rude of me? Maybe. But I don't care. :)

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  • Mistakenly Married

  • By: Victorine E. Lieske
  • Narrated by: Sarah May Scotti
  • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81

Penny's gotten herself into another one of her crazy messes. She's broke and about to be evicted. When her online boyfriend suggests they elope, she agrees. Why not? She loves him, even though she hasn't met him, so she blows the last of her cash on a fun Las Vegas wedding. Except, William stands her up and the limo driver picks up the wrong guy. A smokin' hot wrong guy. Too bad she doesn't find out who he really is until after the wedding.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Cute

  • By Stephanie Beauchamp on 07-05-18

Adorable Story

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

Reviewed: 10-24-16

Where does Mistakenly Married rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

At first, I wasn't sure I liked the narrator. But, it didn't take me long to figure out I loved her. A good narrator acts out some of the story and this gal nailed it in the way you're sucked into the story and you forget someone is reading it to you.


Who was your favorite character and why?

Penny is totally lovable and the semi evil stepmother appropriately unlikable. Def a recommended listen.

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

The story itself is delightful. The author took an odd scenario and made it believable and fun.

  • Elle Burton and the Reflective Portals

  • By: Peggy M. McAloon
  • Narrated by: LC Kane
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Elle Burton is an ordinary kid... or so she thinks. She loves to wear pretty clothes, play with her friends, and finish her homework. On her 10th birthday she encounters Eunie Mae, a tiny, fairylike being who comes from a world called Fiori. She begins a journey that leads her from this world into another dimension through reflective portals where winged creatures called Fiorins are linked to all human life. Other

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A refreshing read.

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 04-15-15

Bravo!

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

Reviewed: 04-15-15

What did you love best about Elle Burton and the Reflective Portals?

A whimsical fantasy colliding with real-world trauma. So much of it is completely delightful while other parts will have you looking for the broken pieces of your heart. All the little girls who read or hear this story will want to be Elle. Parents will see the good of their own children in her. But don't let the cover fool you. This story touches on real-world issues that children and families face every single day. If you have a child dealing with emotional trauma or loss, there's a good chance they'll be able to connect with this story.

What did you like best about this story?

Love the fantasy vs. the real world issues.

What does LC Kane bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I've listened to plenty of books while working, so I know good audio books from bad ones. The reader for the audible version of this book is just as delightful as the story is. She brings the characters to life and is very consistent with character voices. Some readers can kill the story, but this one did it justice.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful