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  • Lucky Suit

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Zachary Webber, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,201
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,652
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,642

I'm breaking up with setups. No more “you should meet my son, nephew, grandson, the butcher, the guy down the street who mows my lawn.” People mean well, but machines know better, so I'll rely on the great dating algorithms of the web to find my ideal man, thank you very much. Soon enough, it looks like I’ve found him - his screen name is Lucky Suit, and he’s hilarious, quick-witted, and full of heart. But when we finally get together in person, I have the distinct feeling I’ve met him before. Funny enough - he says the same thing about me. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Adorable, funny listen!

  • By Krystyn - AudiobookObsession on 02-06-19

✫✫ 4 Short Story Stars ✫✫

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

Reviewed: 01-31-19

This is a cute and sweet short story with characters from the book Birthday Suit. I was excited to see this because I was hoping their would be more on all the characters in this "world". The meet cute was cheeky and sweet, I loved how they clicked over playing a prank. I wish it was longer but enjoyed this very much the way it was. Thank you Lauren Blakely for this book but even more for making it free ;)

The narration is perfect, love both narrators so that goes without saying!

14 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • Waking the Witch

  • Women of the Otherworld, Book 11
  • By: Kelley Armstrong
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 550
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 381
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 383

Savannah Levine, sorceress, i's having a hard time convincing her adoptive parents, Paige and Lucas, to take her seriously as an adult. She's working as the research assistant at the detective agency they founded, and when they take off on a romantic vacation alone, leaving her in charge, Savannah finds herself itching for a case to call her own. Suddenly, she gets the chance she's been waiting for: Recruited by another supernatural detective, she travels to Columbus, Washington, a small, dying town.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 5 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 01-31-19

✫✫ 5 Stars ✫✫

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

Reviewed: 01-31-19

Oh I love adult Savannah! She is still young and a little bratty but I loved how she just wants to prove she is no longer a child. She did a great job with her first investigation and I loved how we get to see her softer side a little with friendships and kids. I missed Adam through most of the book and was happy when he finally came to help.

The narration is good but I'll be honest I kept thinking about Sookie Stackhouse ;)

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Spell Bound

  • Women of the Otherworld, Book 12
  • By: Kelley Armstrong
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 592
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 517
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 520

At last, in the novel every Kelley Armstrong fan will need to own, all the major heroines and heroes of Otherworld are united. It's been 10 years since Bitten, the first novel in Kelley Armstrong's New York Times best-selling Otherworld series. In that time hundreds of thousands of fans have ravenously devoured the adventures of Armstrong's witches, demons, and werewolves. Now, in Spell Bound, she brings them all together for her most sweeping tale yet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 5 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 01-31-19

✫✫ 5 Stars ✫✫

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

Reviewed: 01-31-19

Oh I love that all of these characters are all working together to save the supernaturals from being outed. Savannah has come so far since the beginning and I'm still waiting for her HEA. I love how much she is learning about herself since not having the powers she has always depended on and I think this will change her from a cocky girl to a tough women. Such a Great book!

Narration is great, Joanna Parker is a great narrator, no matter who the characters are.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Thirteen

  • Women of the Otherworld, Book 13
  • By: Kelley Armstrong
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 556
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 502
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 501

A war is brewing - the first battle has been waged and Savannah Levine is left standing, albeit battered and bruised. She has rescued her half-brother from supernatural medical testing, but he's fighting to stay alive. The Supernatural Liberation Movement took him hostage, and they have a maniacal plan to expose the supernatural world to the unknowing. Savannah has called upon her inner energy to summon spells with frightening strength - a strength she never knew she had - as she fights to keep her world from shattering.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 5 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 01-31-19

✫✫ 5 Stars ✫✫

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

Reviewed: 01-31-19

What a great ending to this series! I loved this book! It was so full of action, adventure, chaos and growth! Having all of the paranormal's working together to fight against evil was exactly what this series was all about for me! Everyone is the hero! Now I am looking forward to listening to the Anthologies (which I normally don't enjoy) because I NEED the back story for everyone, especially Jeremy and Clay!

The narration was great, Joanna Parker is an amazing narrator. At first I had a hard time not hearing Sookie because that series was my first experience with her but by the end of this book, she WAS Savannah!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Forsaken (Otherworld)

  • By: Kelley Armstrong
  • Narrated by: Kate Baker
  • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 150
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150

Three years after being named Alpha of the North American pack, Elena Michaels is in London battling for respect from the British pack. When it becomes apparent she won't get it, she heads home, expecting a much-needed rest on her family vacation, only to discover a battle brewing of a very different kind. One of her eight-year-old twins has disappeared, and all evidence points to Malcolm Danvers. It seems as if the psychotic former Pack member they've been tracking for the past year has brought the fight to them, setting the bait he knows Elena can't afford to ignore.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 01-31-19

✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫

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

Reviewed: 01-31-19

What kind of ending was that! Ok so this book was great, I loved getting a glimpse into where everyone is years later but the way it ends leaves you wanting and needing to know what Elena will do and this is the last book on Audio that isn't an anthology! Lets just said what happens next better be in one of those ;)

The narration was good but the recording wasn't edited very well. There are multiple parts that repeat.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Men of the Otherworld

  • By: Kelley Armstrong
  • Narrated by: Charles Leggett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 653
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 383
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 385

As Clayton grows from a wild child to a clever teen who tests his mentor at every turn, he must learn not only to control his animal instincts but to navigate Pack politics - including showing his brutal archnemesis who the real Alpha is.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent backstory, but not a prequel

  • By Amandanmay on 06-30-09

✫✫ 5 Stars ✫✫

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

Reviewed: 01-31-19

Oh I loved finally getting the back story for Clay, Jeremy and Malcolm. This anthology covers from Jeremy's birth, Clay's change, Jeremy taking Clay in, Clay growing up in the Pack, Jeremy's ascension to Alpha and then a short story where we finally find out what Jeremy's "Extra" is all about. Listening to these short stories really helps you understand why Clay is who he is and how much Jeremy had an influence on that. Great Anthology...from someone who doesn't like anthologies.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • When Ashes Fall

  • By: Marni Mann
  • Narrated by: Ava Erickson, Aiden Snow, Teddy Hamilton
  • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148

It’s been said that you can’t love two men at the same time. You can’t split your heart, soul, and body in half. But I’m here to tell you, you can. Dylan Cole is like ice, sharp and unpredictable, the thunder inside a tumultuous storm. Smith Reid is warmth, soft and gentle, perfect like a sunny day. Both are mine. But I can have only one. There are two sides to this tale. I'm here to tell you mine. If you think this story is about a cheater, you couldn’t be more wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Blown Away

  • By Mandi on 01-18-19

5✫✫ 5 Stars ✫✫

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

Reviewed: 01-31-19

This is a great book! It's written in Past & Present with 3 POV's but is not confusing at all!
It's very emotional and it will keep you guessing until the end even when you know what is happening the entire time.
Alix was a good character to love because you really get to see 2 different sides of her and the entire time you just want her to be happy. Dylan is about 99% perfect and loves Alix with everything he has so you'll find yourself loving him too but even more, you'll love the way they love each other. Then comes Smith who has lots of demons but he is such a great guy that you will also want him to be happy. There is no cheating so don't worry, it's not like that.. you'll just have to read to understand.
I loved that I spent this entire book falling in love with all of the characters and I found myself getting mad at life for their circumstances. I know a lot of people who will be crying doing this one, I didn't but that's not because it's not sad it's just that I really am not a crier.

The narration is EXCEPTIONAL! Ava, Teddy & Aiden all are incredible narrators and they really brought these characters to life.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Otherworld Chills

  • By: Kelley Armstrong
  • Narrated by: Emily Durant
  • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86

It has been more than 10 years, 13 installments, and hundreds of thousands of copies since Kelley Armstrong introduced listeners to the all-too-real denizens of the Otherworld: witches, werewolves, necromancers, vampires, and half demons. Now, fans of the series can revel in the fact that their favorite characters are back in a new Otherworld anthology. Featuring new stories and tales found only in obscure collections, Otherworld Chills explores the personal conflicts of Nick, Hope, Karl, Cassandra, and others.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 01-31-19

✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫

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

Reviewed: 01-31-19

Great ending to an Awesome series! Loved all the extra stories once the main series ended. I really enjoyed hearing what else went on besides the main stories.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Touch the Sky

  • By: Christina Lee, Nyrae Dawn
  • Narrated by: Thomas Fawley, Brandon Bujnowski
  • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 78

Lucas Barnett and Gabriel Stewart didn't have it easy as kids. They were only trying to deal with bad situations at home when they became lifelines for each other. Their pipe dream was to someday meet in LA, where Lucas would design skyscrapers, and Gabriel would learn to fly. But then Gabriel disappeared without so much as a goodbye, and Lucas got himself in trouble with the law. Five years later, both men are at a loss when they run into each other at a Hollywood bar.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 01-31-19

✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫

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

Reviewed: 01-31-19

I really liked Lucas and Gabriel, their love story wasn't easy but it felt real. I love a second chance romance but this was so much more. Both of them have issues and they help each other though it which is exactly what I needed in a book today.

I really enjoyed the narration too! Both of them really brought their characters to life!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Goal

  • By: Elle Kennedy
  • Narrated by: Susannah Jones, Andrew Eiden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 391
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 365
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 366

College senior Sabrina James has her whole future planned out: graduate from college, kick butt in law school, and land a high-paying job at a cutthroat firm. Her path to escaping her shameful past certainly doesn't include a gorgeous hockey player who believes in love at first sight. One night of sizzling heat and surprising tenderness is all she's willing to give John Tucker, but sometimes one night is all it takes for your entire life to change.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 01-31-19

✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫

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

Reviewed: 01-31-19

I loved this book. A favorite thing for me is a guy who is happy to become a dad and he's so sweet about the pregnancy and the baby and Tucker was 100% that!!!!! I wish they hasn't waited so long to trust each other with their feeling but their story was sweet and sexy! I'm sad this series is over.

The narration was great, they are both awesome narrators so it wasn't a surprise that they brought these characters to life so perfectly.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful