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  • The Day of the Duchess

  • Scandal & Scoundrel, Book III
  • By: Sarah MacLean
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 330
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 305
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299

Malcolm Bevingstoke, Duke of Haven, has lived the last three years in self-imposed solitude, paying the price for a mistake he can never reverse and a love he lost forever. The dukedom does not wait, however, and Haven requires an heir, which means he must find himself a wife by summer's end. There is only one problem - he already has one.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator just ruined the book for me

  • By Linda on 07-05-17

Ugh! Another Let Down

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

Reviewed: 07-15-17

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

I LOVED King and Sophie's story - the first in this Scandal and Scoundrel series! I listened to it a few times. I hated the second in the series about King's Scotties friend - so much so not worth going back to find his name or the name of the book. Had high hopes this third would redeem the series as it focused on Sophie's eldest sister who we learn of her and her Duke in the first King book.

I felt this story dragged on and on and there were SO many repetitions within the book - how many times did we need to read (or listen) to the Duke tossed into the pond by Sophie? The only good parts were when the sisters were all together and they were too few to make this a fun read.

I listened to King's book all at once, this one took many, many attempts as I fell asleep numerous times trying to get through it. The ending was roll your eyes worthy and I was happy it was over. Could have been an excellent conclusion but fell as flat as the Duke in the pond.. sorry - like the author and the other prior series about the gaming hell but this one.. PASS!

  • Duke of Manhattan

  • By: Louise Bay
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld, Shane East
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,789
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,649
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,646

I was born into British aristocracy, but I've made my fortune in Manhattan. New York is now my kingdom. Back in Britain, my family is fighting over who's the next Duke of Fairfax. The rules say it's me - if I'm married. It's not a trade-off worth making. I could never limit myself to just one woman. Or so I thought until my world is turned upside down. Now, the only way I can save the empire I built is to inherit the title I've never wanted - so I need a wife. To take my mind off business I need a night that's all pleasure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dirty talking Duke? Yes, please!

  • By Ariadna B. on 06-22-17

Duke Rules!

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

Reviewed: 07-15-17

Where does Duke of Manhattan rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Read the whole series thus far and greatly enjoyed Ryder and Scarlett. They are a great couple and the entire story was well done. It took off fast and kept going. I so wish there was a follow up and an additional story about these too. I enjoyed Max King and Harper but loved reading about Max's sister and her HEA with Ryder. Great summer read!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Pawn

  • By: Skye Warren
  • Narrated by: Kylie Stewart
  • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188

Gabriel Miller swept into my life like a storm. He tore down my father with cold retribution, leaving him penniless in a hospital bed. I quit my private all-girl's college to take care of the only family I have left. There's one way to save our house, one thing I have left of value. My virginity. Gabriel appears at every turn. He seems to take pleasure in watching me fall. Other times he's the only kindness in a brutal underworld. Except he's playing a deeper game than I know. Every move brings us together, every secret rips us apart.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Slow Going....

  • By Mishy on 11-04-17

Great 3 Part Story BUT the KING Rules

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

Reviewed: 07-15-17

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

These three were enjoyable - very dark books.. BUT the recently released King book that focuses on Damon is THE BEST in the series! I really hope they do an audible version and look forward to the 2nd of the Damon story.

  • The Contract

  • By: Melanie Moreland
  • Narrated by: John Lane, Tatiana Sokolov
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,401
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,273
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,271

A tyrant by day, a playboy by night. That's the reputation that precedes Richard VanRyan. He lives life the way he wants, no concern for the opinion of others. He cares for no one, is completely unrepentant, and has no desire to change his ways. Katharine Elliott works under Richard as his PA. She despises him and his questionable ethics, but endures all the garbage he sends her way, because she needs the job.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • ok storyline. no chemistry. bad narration.

  • By Crystal on 01-07-17

Loved the Story - was Funny, Endearing & Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 07-15-17

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

Loved the characters and had many LOL moments. Parts of story very touching and overall really enjoyed it. Fast paced and fun characters.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Ladies Man: Tahoe's Story

  • Manwhore, Book 4
  • By: Katy Evans
  • Narrated by: Grace Grant
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 731
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 678
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 678

He's not the guy you date. He's the one night stand. You'd think the man who sends hot looks my way, who called me succulent, would want to strip me to my skin and spread me out on his bed like every other woman in Chicago. Except, he passed on my offer.... Just like I once passed on his. He's wary, like I am. He's broken, like I am. And everyone knows two broken parts can't ever make a whole.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not her best, but likable -4 stars is generous

  • By Denise on 05-02-16

Out of the Series this one is Lacking!

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

Reviewed: 07-15-17

What disappointed you about Ladies Man: Tahoe's Story?

I loved the first 3 and adored Callan's Womanizer.. this one was a snooze fest and I found both characters annoying and unbalanced. Their story was the least interesting.. blah..

Total disappointment.. skip this one.. go right to Callan! You won't miss anything.

  • Womanizer

  • Callan's Story
  • By: Katy Evans
  • Narrated by: Grace Grant, Sebastian York
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 523
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 489
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 489

You've seen the headlines: Womanizing billionaire player! Watch out! Stay away! We were just two strangers. Facing a forbidden attraction, a chemical connection. Neither of us expected or wanted it to amount to more. But I had never been drawn to a guy the way I was drawn to this one.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Don't buy for Sebastian York

  • By James on 12-08-16

Loved This One The Most!

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

Reviewed: 07-15-17

Would you consider the audio edition of Womanizer to be better than the print version?

I've listened to all in this series and by far, this one hand's down was my favorite. I so wish they didn't cram the ending and spread it out to at least a second book! I can't understand why the intro to the series received 3 books and this all summed up in one. Callan Carmichael was THE most interesting of the 3 men (IMHO) and I wanted more! To spread his and Livvy's story out and then cram (literally) 6 yrs into 3 paragraphs was such a let down! I wish the author skipped Tahoe's stand alone (it was the worst and boring and again left wide open (even in this book, Tahoe STILL hasn't gotten married?)... I so love this circle of friends and hope the author will continue and write more ... Callan deserved at least a 2nd book!

Any additional comments?

Why Only ONE book for this awesome character?

  • Dirty Filthy Rich Men

  • By: Laurelin Paige
  • Narrated by: Elena Wolfe
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,416
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,330
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,326

When I met Donovan Kincaid, I knew he was rich. I didn't know he was filthy. Truth be told, I was only trying to get his best friend to notice me. I knew poor scholarship girls like me didn't stand a chance against guys like Weston King and Donovan Kincaid, but I was in love with his world, their world, of parties and sex and power. I knew what I wanted - I knew who I wanted - until one night, their world tried to bite me back and Donovan saved me. He saved me, and then Weston finally noticed me, and I finally learned what it was to be in their world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Cliffy, just a warning

  • By Misty on 04-09-17

New to Genre - LOVE this Book! Story & Narrator

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

Reviewed: 07-15-17

Would you consider the audio edition of Dirty Filthy Rich Men to be better than the print version?

I'm new to this genre type (don't judge, just found and read Grey and loved it).. that being said, I've literally devoured SO many books in the last few months. I've come to discover and love Elena Wolfe (so much so, I stalk her contributions as a potential reading list). I found this book and story well paced, interesting characters and wanting for me. I eagerly anticipate the 2nd book release in Sept.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Fine Imitation

  • A Novel
  • By: Amber Brock
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 140
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 131

Vera Bellington has beauty, pedigree, and a penthouse at The Angelus - the most coveted address on Park Avenue. But behind the sparkling social whirl, Vera is living a life of quiet desperation. Her days are an unbroken loop of empty, champagne-soaked socializing while her nights are silent and cold, spent waiting alone in her cavernous apartment for a husband who seldom comes home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Summer Listen

  • By boxermum 06 on 06-09-16

Great Summer Listen

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

Reviewed: 06-09-16

Would you listen to A Fine Imitation again? Why?

I loved this book. Thought the story was great and the narrator did an excellent job with all the voices. It was relaxing to listen too and not like some others where it seems the narrator practically screams to change voice sounds.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Murder of a Stacked Librarian

  • A Scumble River Mystery, Book 16
  • By: Denise Swanson
  • Narrated by: Christine Leto
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 342
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 299

There’s no place like Scumble River at Christmastime, and this year, school psychologist Skye Denison has twice as much to celebrate - and to do. In addition to the usual holiday frenzy, Skye’s wedding to police chief Wally Boyd is less than a week away - that is, if the groom isn’t too busy working to attend. The town’s sexy new librarian, Yvonne Osborn, has just been murdered, and the list of suspects is piling up faster than late fees on an overdue book.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • "Guns 'n Poses" is the health club.

  • By Carolle Robinson on 09-10-14

Annoying Narrator

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

Reviewed: 09-19-15

Terrible story, equally terrible narrator. The different accents were major fail and trying to be male voice poor execution. Boring.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful