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  • Into the Deep

  • Into the Deep Series, Book 1
  • By: Samantha Young
  • Narrated by: Renée Chambliss
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 290
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 268
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 267

Charley Redford was just an ordinary girl until Jake Caplin moved to her small town in Indiana and convinced her she was extraordinary. Almost from day one Jake pulled Charley into the deep and promised he was right there with her. But when a tragic incident darkened Jake's life, he waded out into the shallows and left Charley behind. Almost four years later Charley thinks she's moved on. That is until she takes a study year abroad in Edinburgh and bumps into none other than Jake Caplin...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Second Chance At Love Story...

  • By Jordy ♡♡♡♡ on 12-05-13

Samantha Young story for 16-20 year olds

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

Reviewed: 06-01-17

Normally I LOVE Samantha Young stories. The females are strong, smart, and witty. The relationships are sexy and passionate and there is always a great build up and delivery of the story..... Unfortunately not with Into The Deep. The narrator sounds like a little girl. And when she tries to voice act the male voice, it just doesn't work. She sounds like a 12 year old boy. The ending was so anti-climatic, it hurt. And the plot just dragged on and on for hours. Plus there is all of 2 intimate parts. The main characters are 20 years old and half the book they are 16 years old. This book is not for adults, more older teens.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Beautiful Secret

  • By: Christina Lauren
  • Narrated by: Charlotte Penfield, Jonathan Cole
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,632
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,499
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,502

The fourth full novel in the New York Times, USA Today, and number-one international best-selling author Christina Lauren's Beautiful series, which began with Beautiful Bastard.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • BEAUTIFUL SWEET LOVE STORY

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 04-15-15

Super cute story, spunky and funny

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

Reviewed: 04-29-15

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

I always love the audio version better.... especially when a hot brit is narrating.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Beautiful Secret?

I thought it was really sweet when Niall came Ruby's hotel door drunk. I say sweet, but really it was HOT!!! I love drunk Niall

What about Charlotte Penfield and Jonathan Cole ’s performance did you like?

It was hard to get used to Charlotte when I am so used to Grace Grant. But Charlotte did a great brit accent. And she had a very young voice to her that I thought was great for Ruby. I love Jonathan's voice.... I wish he would lighten it a bit more for his female role. He does not do an american accent, so there are times where it was hard for me to know if he was Ruby or Niall. But he has a sexy voice anyway.

Any additional comments?

My heart will always belong to Will and Hanna. Their story by far is my fav. But it was nice to listen to a story where the man wasn't a pro with the ladies. And I loved how the female was teaching the male how to be a lover.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Reasonable Doubt

  • Complete Series
  • By: Whitney G.
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,063
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,764
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,756

My cock has an appetite. A huge and very particular appetite: blond, curvy, and preferably not a fucking liar... (Although that's a story for another day.) As a high-profile lawyer, I don't have time to waste on relationships, so I fulfill my needs by anonymously chatting and sleeping with women I meet online. My rules are simple: one dinner. One night. No repeats. This is only casual sex. Nothing more. Nothing less. At least it was until Alyssa...

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Overall Grr

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-16-16

I can not believe this book got a high rating

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

Reviewed: 04-14-15

What did you like best about Reasonable Doubt? What did you like least?

I chose this book because of Sebastian York. I love him. After about 2 hours into this story, I knew it was not for me. I listened the entire story hoping it would get better. However, it was painful to finish. The amount of times Aubrey told Andrew to never speak to her again, then the next chapter they are hooking up again was endless. The amount of times he was so cruel and disrespected her was just shameful. There were many times she would just randomly fall asleep and then wake up having no recollection of what happened between falling asleep in his car, and being carried away to the hotel or house. That felt like a cop out for how to transition from one scene to another.

Then Aubrey had no depth at all. She seemed like a dumb blond to me. The narrator felt breathy and whined for the entire book. Her character had no personality at all.

I understood how there was no feelings behind Andrew and he just wanted to screw Aubrey. However, even at the end, I was hoping there was more "love making". It just never felt like there was an emotional connection between the characters. Everything was always so raw and physical and that was it. Don't get me wrong, I like a good rough scene, but this just felt dirty to me. Even his proclamation of love felt very emotionless and more factual.

Oh BTW, when Andrew flat our sexually harasses Aubrey before she knows who he really is, which was appalling. Such a horrible message to send young women who are starting a career for themselves.

What could Whitney G. have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

I would love to have heard Andrew's emotions more for Aubrey once he realizes he loved her. All he said was he missed her and was trying to figure out how to get her to forgive him.

Which scene was your favorite?

The very last line of the book was the best.

Was Reasonable Doubt worth the listening time?

No. If you want a book where the intern and the dominant boss fall in love, listen to Beautiful Bastard. The female is strong, feisty, and holds her ground. And in the end she owns her man.

Any additional comments?

I love Sebastian York so much. He is my all time fav male narrator. However, in this story, it sounded like he had a lisp or was slurring a bit. He didn't sound like himself.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Captivated by You

  • Crossfire Series, Book 4
  • By: Sylvia Day
  • Narrated by: Jill Redfield, Jeremy York
  • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,629
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,149

Gideon calls me his angel, but he's the miracle in my life. My gorgeous, wounded warrior, so determined to slay my demons while refusing to face his own. The vows we'd exchanged should have bound us tighter than blood and flesh. Instead they opened old wounds, exposed pain and insecurities, and lured bitter enemies out of the shadows. I felt him slipping from my grasp, my greatest fears becoming my reality, my love tested in ways I wasn't sure I was strong enough to bear.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • didn't give any answers

  • By jodi on 11-27-14

No plot.... just sex and fighting

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

Reviewed: 01-08-15

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I would not recommend this book to a friend. I LOVED the first 3 books. Gideon and Ava hold a special place in my heart. The first 3 books are great. But just stop after the 3rd book. There is no point to the 4th book.

What could Sylvia Day have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

I wish there was more of a build up of some event or action or misunderstanding. Something aside from the argument they had about the same problems they have dealt with in the past.

There were about 4-5 possible story lines in this book Gideon had to deal with. It felt like nothing has resolution. It just caused tension with Gideon and Ava. There was no progression in the characters as a couple.

What does Jill Redfield and Jeremy York bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I did enjoy Gideon's perspective. Jeremy York did a great job. And Jill Redfield is by far the best erotica narrator ever. She makes everything sound sexy and passionate.

Could you see Captivated by You being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

I can easily see the first 3 books into a series or a movie but not the 4th one. The third book felt like the happily ever after. Joe Manganiello will always be my Gideon. Him in a 3 piece suit would make me melt. I think he has the perfect hair for Gideon too.

Any additional comments?

Stop reading at book 3. Otherwise after reading book 4, it kinda ruined my love affair with the entire series. Book 3 was the perfect ending.

  • Beautiful Stranger

  • By: Christina Lauren
  • Narrated by: Grace Grant, Jonathan R. Cole
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,544
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,333
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,321

Escaping a cheating ex, finance whiz Sara Dillon's moved to New York City and is looking for excitement and passion without a lot of strings attached. So meeting the irresistible, sexy Brit at a dance club should have meant nothing more than a night's fun. But the manner - and speed - with which he melts her inhibitions turns him from a one-time hookup into her Beautiful Stranger.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Creative! Creative! Creative!

  • By laura on 06-05-13

Wonderful balance of steaminess and story

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

Reviewed: 07-22-14

What made the experience of listening to Beautiful Stranger the most enjoyable?

Johnathan's voice was to die for. I just wanted to eat him up. Sara and Max were so fun to listen to their feelings for each other turn into vulnerable, intoxicating, love. I found myself addicted to this story and just couldn't put it down.

What did you like best about this story?

I was worried the end of the story would not have enough punch. But it was a great balance of drama and resolution without being over the top. I loved how the characters complimented each other and grew as people together.

Have you listened to any of Grace Grant and Jonathan R. Cole ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I think Grace did a much better job as Sara than Chloe. Jonathan was amazing!!!! I usually don't like British accents for my audio books, but he was so raw and such a great actor. I will look for other books of his for sure.

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

YES!!!!!! My entire family got upset with me because I would not put my headphones down. I even went to the gym and did an extra 30 minutes on the treadmill just so I could continue listening. I cleaned the entire house and went for an extra drive so I could have an excuse to listen to it more. I will probably relisten to it in a week or so.

Any additional comments?

I can't wait to listen to the next in the series. I want to hear Johnathan's voice more. And Sebastian York is coming up!!!!! What great voice actors were chosen for this series.

  • Beautiful Disaster

  • By: Jamie McGuire
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,666
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,415
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,442

The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate number of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance from the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University's Walking One-Night Stand. Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby needs—and wants—to avoid.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 things you should know before buying this book

  • By Guiselle on 08-16-12

Cute ending, but took a long time to get there

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

Reviewed: 07-18-14

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

I thought this was a very sweet story. The ending was GREAT! It felt like it took a little bit too long to get to the end. There was a lot of repetitive back and forth between the characters that seemed to not end. I found myself frustrated with Abby at times since she seemed to be so confused on her feelings. However at the end, I understood her motives more.

I am very excited to listen to Walking Disaster. The voice actor sounds amazing for the voice of Travis. One thing that bothered me about listening to Emma as Abby is that she made Travis sound like a 14 year old boy from Brooklyn. It was hard to really get the sense of him being a sexy bad boy. So hoping to get that more with Walking Disaster.

Very sweet story and I think it will be even better as a movie. A lot of great visuals with action that will be great on the big screen. The author did a great job building dramatic emotions.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Loved Travis. I think there is a lot more to him than we find out. But I am excited to learn more about him in Walking Disaster.

Did Emma Galvin do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

She did a great job in the female characters. I really liked the differences between America and Abby. However her voice with Travis sounded like he was a 14 year old boy from Brooklyn.

Any additional comments?

It took me a little bit of time to get into this story. But the ending was so great that it made the wait worth it.