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  • Say You'll Stay

  • By: Corinne Michaels
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Sebastian York
  • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,817
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,599
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,594

One word. Stay. It was all he had to do. Instead, he got on that bus and took my heart with him. That was 17 years ago. I moved on. Marriage. Kids. White picket fence. Everything I ever wanted, but my husband betrayed me and I was left once again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A rating overall...

  • By Smitten with Reading on 09-13-16

You can't put this one down!

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

Reviewed: 01-16-19

This is my first read by this author and I have to say this book blew me out of the water! I was hooked from page one. I felt like you were right there in the story with the characters and what was happening to them. There are a lot of changes for this family that had me wanting to "bite my nails" to see what would happen next. I loved Zach's character as he was strong, and very much an alpha man but so sensitive to those he cared about. I did get quite irritated at Presley because she was so all over the place with her feelings regarding Zach but overall I did like her character. This was truly a fantastic, gut wrenching, hot, sexy and a wonderful story of second chances! If the other books in this series are as good I'm so glad I found this author.

  • My Girl

  • A Montana Sky Series Novella
  • By: Debra Holland
  • Narrated by: Lara Asmundson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

When a logging accident kills his friend and Felicity Woodbury’s fiancé, Lars Aagaard steps in to lend his support. To keep Felicity’s suitors at bay during her mourning period, the two act as if Lars is wooing her. But, already smitten, Lars hopes to turn the pretend courtship to real love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Girl: A Montana Sky Series Novella

  • By AnnieS on 09-10-18

Sweet story!

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

Reviewed: 01-01-19

After a logging accident kills the man Felicity Woodbury is to marry she is heartbroken but very angry that men are already trying to "court" her and Johnny's only been gone for a few weeks. Lars Aagaard was a friend of Johnny's at the logging camp where they worked and he was the one who delivered the bad news of Johnny's death to Felicity. Connie a friend of Felicity's comes up with the idea that Felicity and Lars pretend to be courting to discourage other men from bothering her. They agree to this plan and along the way they both find that they have a lot in common and want this pretend relationship to become real.

I thoroughly enjoyed this sweet romance and all the ups and downs of these two trying to find their way to true love. Ms. Holland always writes such well written plots with great heroes and heroines in this time period. Going back and getting to find out what all the previous characters are up to is such a great part of the reading experience with her books. If you haven't read any of her Montana Sky books you need to do so or if you have an haven't had a chance to check My Girl out, go for it. This is a lovely read!

  • Montana Promise

  • McCutcheon Family Series, Book 10
  • By: Caroline Fyffe
  • Narrated by: Corey M. Snow
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 68

Montana Territory, 1887.

Luke McCutcheon and his twelve-year-old son set out to attend a family friend's wedding, hoping for some rest and relaxation. After arriving in the tiny mountain....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I really enjoyed this one.

  • By Kristin Howard on 02-17-18

Montana Promise!

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

Reviewed: 03-26-18

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely! This author writes such wonderful stories about the 1800's that are believable, the descriptions of the land, town, peoples and emotions make the story so enjoyable.

What other book might you compare Montana Promise to and why?

Debra Holland writes similar stories to these. The reader is able to visit a time before us and understand that people lived and loved much like us today.

Have you listened to any of Corey M. Snow’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This narrator does a wonderful job with these characters, giving each one their own distinct personality.

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

Yes! Absolutely! I couldn't put this one down. I wanted Luke to be rescued but that would mean the story was over and I wanted it to last a long time.

Any additional comments?

Montana Promise is a great addition to this series. Being able to catch up with the previous characters and find out what is going on in the town is always a lovely way to spend the afternoon. This story started with a bang and didn't let up until the last page. The plot was really good, very strong and the balance between the H&H helped me to like them both right away. Also there are some very, very bad guys to add some nailbitting to the story. I absolutely love this author and can't wait for her next book!

  • Grey

  • Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian
  • By: E. L. James
  • Narrated by: Zachary Webber
  • Length: 18 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,002
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,445
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,456

See the world of Fifty Shades of Grey anew through the eyes of Christian Grey. In Christian's own words, and through his thoughts, reflections, and dreams, E. L. James offers a fresh perspective on the love story that has enthralled millions of listeners around the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exactly what I was hoping it was!

  • By NEW NAME on 07-08-15

Fifty Shades

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

Reviewed: 03-24-18

If you could sum up Grey in three words, what would they be?

Tormented, romantic and alpha

What was one of the most memorable moments of Grey?

The ending where Christian shows Ana just how painful things could get in the red room and her reaction.

Which scene was your favorite?

The scene where they were negotiated the contract. It was definitely a "cute" scene. Ana definitely had all the power and if she could have realized that early on it wouldn't have taken them so long to have a relationship.

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

Fifty shades of hot!

Any additional comments?

I'm a late-comer to this book and after finally "reading" it, I've decided that if you can overlook all the sex in the story, Christian really is a very romantic man.

  • Issued to the Bride One Marine

  • Brides of Chance Creek, Book 4
  • By: Cora Seton
  • Narrated by: Wendy Tremont King
  • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64

Marine Logan Hughes uses humor like a shield because the twists and turns his life has taken have led him far from the path he was supposed to tread. He's no priest, and despite his parents' continued hope, he has no desire to become one. Still, he's no devil, either. So when his attempt to protect an innocent person lands him with two choices - the brig or marriage to a woman he doesn't know - he chooses marriage. Which means denying his family's plans for him once and for all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love a Marine!

  • By Amy on 05-04-18

Issued to the Bride!

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

Reviewed: 03-24-18

What did you love best about Issued to the Bride One Marine?

Logan was a great hero! He was such a man's man but he knew just how to treat women. He had such a good heart. He was very loyal to those he loved, a man of honor and wanted to protect those he cared about.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Issued to the Bride One Marine?

The scene where Logan proposed to Lena. He said what was from the heart and it was very romantic.

Which character – as performed by Wendy Tremont King – was your favorite?

Again, Logan. He was my all around favorite character in the story. He was strong and didn't let Lena run over him.

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

The conversation Logan had with his mom about his life choices and in turn she told him a little about her life with Logan's dad and how it was in the beginning. She lovingly accepted that Logan didn't want to follow the plan his parents had for him. She let him know she understood in such a loving way.

Any additional comments?

While I liked this story I really, really didn't like Lena. She was hateful, mean and bossy to everyone around her, especially Logan. Three times in the story she went after Logan with a rake and tire iron for absolutely no reason other than she was angry. If a man did that to a woman in the story, readers would be furious. I'm not sure why it was okay for Lena to do this to Logan. Another point, I've read a lot of this author's books and in every one of them the woman starts off mean and hateful to the hero in the story. Not sure I understand why the heroine in these stories have to be quite so awful to the heroes.

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  • Mountain Man Daddy

  • By: Kara Kelley
  • Narrated by: Tor Thom, Charley Ongel
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 174
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 164
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 165

Since retiring from his job as an officer with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Mike Hunter has been living off-grid in a cabin nestled in the mountains of New Brunswick, but his solitary existence is interrupted when he pulls a beautiful young woman from her vehicle after a crash she is lucky to have survived. Mike's conscience overrides his desire for privacy, and he brings the injured woman back to his cabin to care for her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 🔥🔥Hot🔥🔥

  • By Dee Trejo on 01-06-18

Not a fan

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

Reviewed: 02-09-18

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

This book was a waste of my time. The book had such potential because the author had a good idea for a plot line, bad guys, some humor and even had a great story line for Mike and whatever he had gone through that led him to live in the mountains but all she focused on was the "daddy/little girl" relationship.

If you’ve listened to books by Kara Kelley before, how does this one compare?

This is my first and will be my last.

Have you listened to any of Tor Thom and Charley Ongel ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

The guy's part was okay but the woman read the female part with too much emphasizes which made it bit over the top with her acting.

Was Mountain Man Daddy worth the listening time?

Nope. See above answer.

Any additional comments?

Wasn't a fan of this story.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • I Will Find You

  • Solving Killer Cases from My Life Fighting Crime
  • By: Joe Kenda
  • Narrated by: Joe Kenda
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,572
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,297
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,286

Joe Kenda investigated 387 murder cases during his 23 years with the Colorado Springs Police Department and solved almost all of them. And he is ready to detail the cases that are too gruesome to air on television, cases that still haunt him, and the few cases where the killer got away. These cases are horrifyingly real, and the detail is so mesmerizing you won't be able to turn it off.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Typical Kenda! Veryv

  • By Somewhat crazy dog lady on 09-27-17

Awesome book!

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

Reviewed: 02-04-18

What did you love best about I Will Find You?

I loved the way Lt Kenda was so open and honest with his story. It was such a heartbreaking story in may ways. The sad stories of what humans do to each other is unbelievable and for Lt. Kenda to live those stories everyday of his life must be so hard. Also the pain and sacrifice his family made for his career is heart stopping. It made me realize that men and women in police work definitely don't get enough pay or respect!

What other book might you compare I Will Find You to and why?

I haven't read any like this.

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

I thoroughly enjoyed his performance. Hearing it read in his own voice made it much more enjoyable.

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

I Will Find You!

Any additional comments?

A very enjoyable book. This book will make you cry but you will laugh out loud at Lt. Kenda's humor. If you are a fan of the Homicide Hunter show, you will definitely enjoy getting some unknown facts about the stories he has shared on this show from the book.

  • Heart of Eden

  • By: Caroline Fyffe
  • Narrated by: Scott Merriman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191

Raised by guardians in Philadelphia, the Brinkman sisters have suddenly been bequeathed more than the truth about their late, estranged father - they've also inherited the Five Sisters Ranch, the dynasty he'd built for them in Eden, Colorado. It's theirs on one condition: to claim it, they must live on it for six months - a wilderness worlds away from the comforts of the city. For Belle Brinkman, her father's last wish could fulfill a dream she never knew she had.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heart of Eden

  • By Seaside Or reader-marshall on 04-18-18

A wonderful beginning to a new series!

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

Reviewed: 01-30-18

What did you love best about Heart of Eden?

The excitement of the start of a new series. I love getting to know the characters that I've never met before, getting to know their personalities, what makes them who they are and being a part of a new romance unfolding.

What did you like best about this story?

This story is so well written and the author has such a talent for bringing the reader into the story with such wonderful descriptions of the shops, streets and the people in the story. You can imagine the cold and the heat, envision the mountains, rivers and even the windmills in this story. The characters are strong and interesting.

Which character – as performed by Scott Merriman – was your favorite?

I fell in love with Blake Harding right away. He had a not so great start in life until he was given a place in the Brinkman home as well as their hearts. He was a man of honor and always did what was right. He protected those he cared about and was grateful for all he had in his life.

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

When Belle and Blake finally realized what they meant to each other as well as Belle coming to terms with the fact she could stay in Eden, Colorado to find her happiness.

Any additional comments?

I thoroughly enjoyed this story and look forward to the others to come in this series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Hunt for Evil

  • ICE, Book 1
  • By: Amy Jarecki
  • Narrated by: Michael F Cochrane
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

When Navy SEAL Commander Logan Rodgers winds up on a botched mission in the Gulf of Oman, his quick action in saving MI6 asset, Olivia Hamilton, brings him to the attention of the international espionage arena. Recruited by the mysterious and elite International Clandestine Enterprise (ICE), Logan faces Olivia again, but this time they're on the same team. Sparks fly as the two compete in a clash between skill and keen intellect, until a French girl is kidnapped by a suspected terrorist.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Liked the Narrator

  • By Just My Opinion on 12-29-17

Hunt For Evil

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

Reviewed: 12-09-17

If you could sum up Hunt for Evil in three words, what would they be?

Action, intense and interesting

What other book might you compare Hunt for Evil to and why?

Cristin Harbin's Titan Series

Have you listened to any of Michael F Cochrane’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Never listened to this narrator before. He did a great job with the different personalities, making each have their own unique voice.

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

Yes but unfortunately life gets in the way.

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed this story, loved Logan right away but never did really warm up to Olivia. She was pretty mean to Logan throughout the story which turned me off to her character. However, readers who like this type of character will love her. This author did a great job with the story and the characters. Me not liking Olivia is a personal preference in characters.

  • Singing Montana Sky

  • By: Debra Holland
  • Narrated by: Lara Asmundson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74

Beautiful, wealthy, and sophisticated, opera star Sophia Maxwell is living the life of her dreams. As the Songbird of Chicago, she's lauded for her pure, rich voice and has a constant circle of admirers vying for her jaded attention. Then she loses her voice during a performance. Her doctor warns her to rest her larynx, or she'll never sing again. Devastated, Sophia retreats to the frontier town of Sweetwater Springs to stay with her sister. She's determined to recover and once again take the stage by storm.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sounds Like an Unprofessional Narrator

  • By Les Raymond on 01-30-19

Another visit to Sweetwater Springs!

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

Reviewed: 09-15-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

The story is a very good one with a strong plot, the H&H balance each other very well. The performance by the narrator is very easy and enjoyable to listen to. This book is part of a series about the people of Sweetwater Springs but can be read as a stand alone but is so much better when you know the history of the different characters.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Kael Kelly, the hero. He was such a strong, loyal, loving, and caring man who always did the right thing no matter what.

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

Having it read outloud makes for a more real, vivid story.

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

Yes. Once I start listening to a book I'm really enjoying it is hard to have to stop and pick it back up later.

Any additional comments?

I really have enjoyed all these books by Debra Holland. They are such a joy to listen to with each new story.