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  • Prince with Benefits

  • A Billionaire Royal Romance
  • By: Nicole Snow
  • Narrated by: Isabelle Gordon, John Lane
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 325
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 295
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 292

Cinderella had it easy. I'm lying to millions of people, and it's all Silas's fault. Yes, that Silas. Billionaire, prince, scandals galore, downright royal bastard - everything that screams run. If only it weren't for his rock-hard edges and wild tattoos, tempting anything female on all seven continents. But I don't care about his looks. Really. Our deal is simple. He needs a pretty little lie, a wife to cover up his dirty deeds. I need a fortune to buy the treatment that just might save my father's life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lots of hot scenes

  • By Kelly B. on 12-07-18

Could have been great

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

Reviewed: 01-29-19

This book had a good storyline for a romance but the smut porn destroyed it.

  • The Cove

  • FBI Thriller #1
  • By: Catherine Coulter
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,126
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 918
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 915

The Cove is a quaint little postcard town made up only of old folk who sell the World's Greatest Ice Cream - a secret recipe that brings lots of tourists into town.

Into The Cove comes Sally Brainerd, daughter of murdered Amory St. John, of Washington, D.C., seeking sanctuary, and FBI Special Agent James Quinlan, who's undercover and after her. He's got a murder to solve, and he believes she's the key. But is she really?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Kept waiting for this book to improve

  • By Cynthia Grasshoff on 12-11-13

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 01-08-19

Good plot but characters and narration were weak. Continued reading because of plot. Good twist and interesting with dual story lines intertwining.

  • Fated

  • By: Rebecca Zanetti
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 455
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 421
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 416

Cara Paulsen does not give up easily. A scientist and a single mother, she's used to fighting for what she wants, keeping a cool head, and doing whatever it takes to protect her daughter Janie. But "whatever it takes" has never before included a shotgun wedding to a dangerous-looking stranger with an attitude problem....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • EDGE OF YOUR SEAT SUSPENSE & A HOT ROMANCE TOO

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 06-05-15

Great potential, rough start to the series

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

Reviewed: 11-30-16

I absolutely hated the narrater, especially in the beginning. She is way too breathy in her reading and ruins the developing storyline because I found myself tuning her out...too fake. The plot is a bit rushed and I am hoping the writer slows this down because the storyline for the series has great potential. It's possible this first book is rushed in order to provide the series history for future books to build on and so I am hoping the next book will be better. Also same complaint as many others...character spend way too much time having explicit sex scenes unsteady of telling their story...I want to read, not listen to porn. Once in detail is already too much but over and over again I find I fast forward through half the book. Wish writers would use their talents to weave a true cliffhanging story instead of retelling sex scenes repeatedly...somewhat disappointed with that.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Accidentally Demonic

  • Accidentally Paranormal, Book 4
  • By: Dakota Cassidy
  • Narrated by: Meredith Mitchell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 562
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 521
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 521

When mild-mannered Casey Schwartz wakes up in jail, she has no memory of how she got there. But after her sister Wanda bails her out, Casey has more to deal with than a foggy memory - like abrupt mood swings and fireballs shooting from her fingertips. But things really head south when a vampire shows up on her doorstep.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nina Nina Nina

  • By Loren Lawmaster on 03-08-18

Fun but heavy foul language spoils the show

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

Reviewed: 02-22-15

Where does Accidentally Demonic rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Cheesy but fun

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

No, but hard to put down in spots

Any additional comments?

Wish the author would lay off the foul language...Really, if you want to truly educated independent women of today, give them an actual vocabulary!! I would not could not listen to these books without a headset and would not share with many of my friends and older children because of the language!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Eternal Hunger

  • Mark of the Vampire Series, Book 1
  • By: Laura Wright
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 629
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 561
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 557

Alexander Roman wants nothing to do with the controlling rulers of his vampire breed or the family he escaped from a hundred years ago. But as a new threat to the pureblood vampires emerges, Alexander's ties to the past are forced upon him again, and without warning, he finds himself - disoriented, terrified, and near death - at the door of a stranger. Dr. Sara Donahue is dedicated to removing the traumatic memories of her patients - like those of the stranger at her front door.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Saucy, Sexy & Steamy!!

  • By Lisa on 08-15-13

Cheesy with too much foul language

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

Reviewed: 09-20-12

Would you try another book from Laura Wright and/or Tavia Gilbert?

The storyline and presentation is somewhat cheesy and the constant cursing and crudeness of the sex scenes ruined an otherwise interesting plot for me. I would read from boredom only.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Ending does make you want to know what happens in the next story but you can predict a lot of it.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Yes

Did Eternal Hunger inspire you to do anything?

Write a review to warn other readers of the rediculously foul language

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • The Serial Killers Club

  • By: Jeff Povey
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 21

When an unlikely (and nameless) hero stumbles into the path of a serial killer, he has no choice but to defend himself, and ends up killing the killer. Shocked by his own strength, he then goes through the dead man's wallet and finds the damnedest thing: a personal ad inviting the killer to join a party hosted by Errol Flynn. Errol Flynn? Isn't he dead?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very amusing!

  • By Lindsay on 05-28-12

Time Wasted

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-16-09

I finished this book out of sheer morbid curiosity. The best compliment that I can offer the author is that his synopsis is by far the highlight of his work. It lured me into purchasing a book that I would otherwise never have watched as a movie, much less wasted my time reading.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Find Me

  • By: Carol O'Connell
  • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
  • Length: 15 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 289
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99

A caravan of cars drives down Route 66, each passenger bearing a photograph. They are the parents of missing children, all brought together by word that children's grave sites are being discovered along the road. Kathy Mallory drives with them. The child she seeks, though, is herself. During the next few days, she will find herself hunting a killer like no one she has ever known, and will undergo a series of revelations of stunning intensity and effect.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • some will some will not

  • By Vivian on 03-01-07

Disappointed

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-13-09

Wasn't that impressed with the main character or the plot. It was ok, just not the suspense I had hoped for.

  • Shadow Man

  • By: Cody McFadyen
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 197
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151

Once, Special Agent Smoky Barrett hunted serial killers for the FBI. She was one of the best, until a madman terrorized her family, killed her husband and daughter, and left her face scarred and her soul brutalized. Turning the tables on the killer, Smoky shot him dead, but her life was shattered forever.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Horrifying, excellent

  • By Lee on 10-01-08

Rated F for foul language

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-13-09

The plot and characters were excellent and the bad guy is a REAL surprise, but the language is rediculously and unnecessarily foul. I could have done without that and would have appreciated a warning. I wish authors would learn that adding such wasted words doesn't build the personality of the character or express their mood, it only cheapens an otherwise excellent work.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • In for the Kill

  • By: John Lutz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 513
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 237

A madman is stalking women in the city. By the time his victims are found, they've been dismembered with careful precision, their limbs stacked into a gruesome pyramid and completely cleansed of every last drop of blood. Accustomed to working on the most grisly homicides, detective Frank Quinn's nerves don't rattle easily. But when the last names of the killer's victims spell out "Q-u-i-n-n", the veteran cop feels a chill run down his spine.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A great read

  • By Larry on 06-24-08

Wasn't Impressed

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-13-09

The plot and characters were a good read, but the narrator was rediculously dramatic. He should go back to the basics or quit, in my opinion he destroyed this book. The ending didn't please me, but I can't complain without giving it away.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Historian

  • By: Elizabeth Kostova
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre, Paul Michael
  • Length: 26 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,357
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,599
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,618

Late one night, exploring her father's library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing letters. The letters are all addressed to "My dear and unfortunate successor", and they plunge her into a world she never dreamed of: a labyrinth where the secrets of her father's past and her mother's mysterious fate connect to an inconceivable evil hidden in the depths of history.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great immersion entertainment

  • By Joseph on 08-26-08

Loved It

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-13-09

I was really surprised but enjoyed this book very much. It does pace a little slow, but for long rides and rainy days, its great.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful