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  • The Kiss of Deception

  • Remnant Chronicles
  • By: Mary E. Pearson
  • Narrated by: Emily Rankin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,776
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,625
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,622

As First Daughter, Princess Lia is expected to have the revered gift of sight - but she doesn't - and she knows her parents are perpetrating a sham when they arrange her marriage to secure an alliance with a neighboring kingdom - to a prince she has never met. On the morning of her wedding, Lia flees to a distant village. She settles into a new life, hopeful when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive - and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • WOW!

  • By Kevin Avara on 07-28-15

This is my second round....

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

Reviewed: 11-28-18

I had forgotten how good this story was. The way it’s told from the perspective of several characters. How the characters are introduced and revealed to us was another level of engagement. The plot unfolds fairly slowly but at no point did my attention waiver. Even now with the second reading my attention is completely hooked. Well worth it, even the second time around.

  • Dark Stranger: The Dream

  • New and Lengthened 2017 Edition
  • By: I.T. Lucas
  • Narrated by: Charles Lawrence
  • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 626
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 553
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 550

Syssi's paranormal foresight lands her a job at Dr. Amanda Dokani's neuroscience lab, but it fails to predict the thrilling yet terrifying turn her life will take. Syssi has no clue that her boss is an immortal who'll drag her into a secret, millennia-old battle over humanity's future. Nor does she realize that the professor's imposing brother is the mysterious stranger who's been starring in her dreams.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Like having Optimus Prime read you a romance novel

  • By Erin Griffith on 02-11-18

Not for me

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

Reviewed: 07-29-18

If I could give this less than one star I would. The plot could be good and in general I like the characters, but hours later it feels like we could have fit this into the first 5-10 chapters. Major r editing is required. I’m so bored by the end of this one that I can not stomach continuing with the series. If it’s ever edited into one book I would probably love to read it.
And if ever a male and female narrator was needed, it was for the reading of this book. Mr. Lawrence’s voice was so deep and sounded like that of an older gentleman that I often thought that a male character had taken up the story when it was still Cece or Amanda speaking.

  • Inseparable

  • By: Siobhan Davis
  • Narrated by: CJ Bloom, Soren Gray
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35

Devin and Ayden were my best friends. We were practically joined at the hip since age two. When we were kids, we thought we were invincible, inseparable, that nothing or no one could come between us. But we were wrong. Everything turned to crap our senior year of high school. Devin was turning into a clone of his deadbeat lowlife father - fighting, getting wasted, and screwing his way through every girl in town. I'd been hiding a secret crush on him for years.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I have so much to say about this book.....

  • By London on 07-06-18

I have so much to say about this book.....

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

Reviewed: 07-06-18

I’ll start by saying I hated it. A few chapters in and I was irritated and I stayed irritated till the end. I’m not one to give up on a book so I kept going. It just got worse and more irritating as it went on and goodness did it go on ...and on.....and on.
Angelina and Aiden are selfish, self absorbed, childish and disloyal beyond belief. Poor Devon starts off the same but the reasons for his behavior are at least understandable and he redeems himself. I felt that he was a victim throughout this book. If these three were such close life long friends half the stuff in this book just wouldn’t have happened.

Every drama you could think of is squeezed in to this book, unrequited love, a love triangle, bullying, alcoholism, teen runaway, teen pregnancy gone bad, abusive parents and abusive spouses, estranged fathers, missing mothers, rape, murder, sexual orientation and the angst of coming out, suicide, lying, cheating and every betrayal you can think of is in this book!

****SPOILER ALERT***** sorry there is no way to explain why I disliked it so much without a reveal.

Angelina is a horrible character, the worst, followed closely by Aiden. How can she be so in love with Devon and in a matter of weeks getting it on with their best friend Aiden. She flits from one to the other breaking one and using the other. That said by the end Aiden was probably the worst of all.

Gosh! I don’t even know how to write this but a quick synopsis of the plot might help me so here we go....

Three best friends Angelina, Devon and Aiden have grown up together and have been inseparable till their senior year.
Angelina loves Devon.
Devon seems to be a manwhore but it’s apparent he loves her back.
Their moment comes, they get hot and heavy he holds back and refuses to take her virginity because he is in a bad place in his young life, addicted to alcohol and in a downward spiral and wants to be better before embarking on a relationship with the girl he’s been in love with most of his life.
But she wants him to deflower her, she has waited all her life for him, why won’t he take her even though she can clearly see he is in his own personal hell.
Angelina doesn’t take, what she decides is his rejection, very well.
Devon gets fall over drunk and sleeps with Angelina’s enemy.
She retaliates by sleeping with Aiden. Even though it’s clear there are secrets between the boys that need explanations. And that Devon is struggling with something that is controlling his decision making. No she decides to make it worse for all of them by sleeping with the one person she shouldn’t touch. Some kind of true love she had for Devon... NOT!
Aiden takes offered Virginity even though he knows his best friend is in love with her and she him and that Devon recently refused her because he was trying to do the right thing. (Predictably Aiden is actually in love with Devon and gets in the way to sabotage any chance of Devon having a relationship with Angelina. After advising his BEST friend to hold off confessing his love till he has his act together. BACK STABBER!)

By this point I’m done with the book but keep reading because I can’t help but hope these characters will redeem themselves. But they just continue with their selfish behavior till they destroy their lives and take a few others with them along the way. Causing huge amounts of heartache for everyone that cares about them.

It was too much, too far fetched and ridiculous and just plain annoying. Add to that the unlikable and frankly irredeemable characters of Angelina and Aiden and the book just dragged on and on. But somehow everyone that is still alive at the end lives happily ever after.

I can’t fathom how this got rated so high. Which is why I chose to write this blatant rant because I don’t want any one else coming into this blind. I love a romance and I expect angst and heartbreak being mixed in, it comes with the territory. But this was just a cluster ****.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Key (The True Reign Series)

  • By: Jennifer Anne Davis
  • Narrated by: Michelle Michaels
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 143
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 132

His father's kingdom is on the brink of upheaval and at the center of it all is an ordinary girl who could be the key to its undoing. When faced with the ultimate choice, will he choose the girl he's falling in love with or the kingdom he has sworn to protect?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Book.

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 02-10-15

Don’t buy the audio version

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

Reviewed: 05-19-18

I can’t give a fair review on the book because I couldn’t stand to finish it. The narration was horrible. The laughing alone drove me nuts before the 5th chapter.
I only made it the chapter 13 and by then Rema’s (the heroine) choices were so stupid I couldn’t continue. I can see this being a good story and I’m not sure if I just hated the narration so much that it colored the story but I could not imagine three books like this. I could not listen further and requested a return.
I bought this in combo with the kindle version which I have kept. Maybe in a month or so when the experience isn’t so fresh I shall read it and be able to give a positive review.

  • Prince of Thorns

  • By: Mark Lawrence
  • Narrated by: James Clamp
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,241
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,008
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,015

Author Mark Lawrence has won over audiences everywhere with Prince of Thorns, his exciting debut novel. Nine-year-old Prince Jorg is forced to watch as his mother and brother are slaughtered. Fleeing the palace, Jorg joins a bloodthirsty band of thugs. But he’s determined to take back what’s rightfully his, so he returns to the castle a few years later - unaware of the dark and powerful magic that awaits.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It sticks in your head.

  • By Door on 09-07-13

I liked the story but....

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

Reviewed: 04-13-18

I would have preferred to read as this recording was not very good. I don’t know if it’s the narrator or the editing but all the pauses were in the wrong place. A pause would come and you would think your moving on to another chapter because it was so long but know the scene would just carry on like there hadn’t been empty air. On the flip side a final sentence would rush out and you would think suspense was being built and suddenly, very quickly he would call out the next chapter. So although I enjoyed the story and found the characters interesting and engaging if not likeable, all I can think of is the crappy narration. I want my credit back. I’ll be behind no a copy of the next book rather than carry on with this recording.

  • #Starstruck

  • By: Sariah Wilson
  • Narrated by: Bailey Carr
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 482
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 435
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 438

"You've done better." With one uncharacteristically sassy tweet to her longtime celebrity crush, Zoe Miller's life turns upside down. Ultrahot A-lister Chase Covington doesn't just respond to Zoe's tweet, he does the unthinkable: he messages Zoe directly. Now she must decide between walking away or meeting her crush in person.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 😀

  • By JM Saenz on 01-17-18

Left me flat.

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

Reviewed: 02-10-18

I can’t say I liked this book but I didn’t hate it. It was sweet, corny, predictable and I wished I had a written copy so I could speed read to the end.
Zoe was an annoying girl who got on my nerves by the time I was a quarter of the way through, but maybe that was due to the narrator who had a tendency to make her whiny and petulant sounding. Again I think the written version would have been better in this regard.
I just didn’t enjoy it and struggled to get through it.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Flame and the Arrow

  • The Annika Brisby Series, Volume 1
  • By: Emigh Cannaday
  • Narrated by: Nick Cracknell
  • Length: 14 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 386
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 356

Aspiring rock star Annika Brisby thinks she knows where her life is going until she steps through a broken portal that leaves her stranded in a fae-filled realm of fairies, shapeshifter druids, psychic vampires, and other mythical beings. Unable to return until it's repaired, she's rescued by wood nymphs who believe her sudden arrival is no accident. After being taken in by a prominent family of elves, Annika finds herself struggling to resist the seductive spell of their youngest son, Talvi.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GREAT Story, GREAT Narrator!!!

  • By Melodie Luckett on 01-21-17

I’m returning this book...

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

Reviewed: 11-17-17

If you want a bad version of Lord of the rings meets super cheesy 70’s romance novel read by a narrator that wasn’t suited for the role, produced with silly antics - like children’s voices and weird echo sound effects then this is the book for you. I am utterly baffled as to how this book got such a high rating. Maybe it reads better and the audio version is the problem but I doubt it.
P.S The words saucy and member, as in cock, dick or penis, were super over used.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dirty Shame

  • Bluefield Bad Boys, Book 1
  • By: Tess Oliver
  • Narrated by: Paul Brion
  • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 60

We were prisoners of forbidden love, just like Romeo and Juliet but without the poetic, old English double speak and Italian marble balconies. A coal miner's son, Kellan Braddock always knew he'd follow in his late dad's steel-toed boots. He also always knew that he'd never love anyone as much he loved Rylan Merritt. But sometimes love isn't enough.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • sweet and sexy

  • By Irene M on 09-05-17

But if a let down

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

Reviewed: 05-26-17

I think this story was ok, not very interesting or exiting but that may be down to the narrator who I found to be monotonous, like the. spokes person for Shane and Company. It was just a bit boring and very predictable. I regret paying for audible!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Cheater

  • By: Rachel Van Dyken
  • Narrated by: Lucy Rivers, Alexander Cendese
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 909
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 839
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 837

Lucas Thorn wasn't born a cheater. All it took was a single moment - say, a certain disastrous incident on the night before his wedding - and boom. Reputation destroyed forever and always. So now he owns it. He has a lady friend for every night of the week (except Sundays - God's day and all), and his rules are simple: No commitments. No exceptions. But a certain smart-mouthed, strawberry blonde vixen is about to blow that all to hell.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THIS WAS HILARIOUS ~ I LOVE IT!

  • By Cheri on 03-22-17

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 05-02-17

Loved this book. I hated to love our hero but couldn't resist him. Their chemistry was great, the banter hilarious, I laughed out loud throughout the book. The narration was the best I have listened to in a long time.
I want to be friends with this couple!

  • Keep

  • By: Rachel Van Dyken
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley, Peter Coleman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129

My name is shouted on rooftops. It's written on bras, on the inside of bathroom stalls - hell, my name is everywhere. To say my name is to experience an orgasm without ever leaving your damn house. My name is Zane Saint Andrews. I'm sex. I'm a rock god. I'm also a virgin. What they don't know won't kill them, right? Give the people what they want. And what they want is the idea of me; the pleasure they gain by listening to my song and knowing without a doubt that I'm talking about them and only them.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story

  • By Jonella A. Moore on 01-26-17

Loved it.

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

Reviewed: 11-22-16

Funny and engaging. Nice, sweet love story. Hilarious characters that you can't help but fall for. Looking forward to the next one.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful