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  • Begging Becky

  • An Online Hookup
  • By: Akayla Furrows
  • Narrated by: Posey Clifford
  • Length: 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

Becky, young, sexy and beautiful, was desperate. When one is desperate one tends to make very bad and naughty choices. Becky was no different; although, Becky's choices may put her in danger. But when your body calls you to action, more like, demands it, what choice do you have? Find someone to share it with who needs it just as bad. Becky hoped to find a partner to help her with her problem. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A short sexy read.

  • By cosmitron on 06-07-18

ARC

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

Reviewed: 02-13-19

I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my review.

Akayla Furrows has written another short, spicy listen. However, unlike The Parking Space, I found Begging Becky a bit forgettable, Maybe predictable is a better word.

The fault might lie within me because I am a bit bored with this genre and have moved into reading books with less heat.

Posey Clifford is divine. I enjoy her accent and performances. 5*

Worth the credit/$: Save your credit for a more expensive book. If you are into the new adult/spicy genre then you might want to purchase this one with $$

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  • The Parking Space

  • By: Akayla Furrows
  • Narrated by: Posey Clifford
  • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

Can a stolen parking space, a punch in the face, and a wild birthday party lead a couple to romantic bliss? Beth and Jake meet and slug it out over a parking space. Little did the other know the two were attending the same birthday party. Sparks fly and hilarious disaster supervenes. Jake is fascinated and intrigued by the petite power powerhouse he calls Lips. And Beth is … well, Beth holds tight to a secret. A very dark secret that prevents her from entertaining serious relationships. And much to her annoyance, the man she calls Dick doesn’t take no for an answer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The parking space

  • By MEDY L on 06-01-18

You have ever had to find a parking spot...

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

Reviewed: 02-13-19

... At the last moment, you WILL UNDERSTAND & LOVE this book.

I cannot really add to the publisher's description without spoiling the story. However, one should know there is some comedy that might offend as well as cursing included. This doesn't bother me, but if it did I'd like to know ahead of time.

Posey Clifford's performance was spot on. I really, really enjoyed it.



Worth the credit/$: Yikes! At just over 2 and 1/2 hours long, I would not use my credit. However, I think the price is fair if you buy it outright. If you can get it on sale, even better.

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  • The Appeal

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,740
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,096
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,096

In a crowded courtroom in Mississippi, a jury returns a shocking verdict against a chemical company accused of dumping toxic waste into a small town's water supply, causing the worst "cancer cluster" in history. The company appeals to the Mississippi Supreme Court, whose nine justices will one day either approve the verdict or reverse it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • And the ending?

  • By RJT on 01-31-08

Beware Stereotypical Characters

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

Reviewed: 02-13-19


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I have been on a John Grisham kick over the past 6 months. I have great memories of waiting for Grisham's latest book to be released in hardcover! I am having a fun time listening to these books now.

The Appeal is -classic Grisham- which I love. The poor, humble people against a big chemical company who has been polluting their water supply with deadly chemicals.

It has many twists and turns – employees who side with their employer, employees against their employer, things like that. However, the biggest twist of all is - who will end up hearing the final appeal and which side (a mystery revealed at the very end) of the split court will rule.

The Appeal has a cynicism that really makes one think about our political system. If I reveal anymore it will spoil it for potential listeners.

Voice performer Michael Beck is unbelievable. I absolutely love his portrayal of the characters, even the little old ladies. Absolutely brilliant! 5 stars

The story is one that needs to be told. It is hard to imagine that Grisham wrote this book over a decade ago and we are discovering real-life situations similar to those in the story – regarding pollution.

Worth the credit/$: Yes. If you can get it on sale, even better.

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  • American Queen

  • American Queen Series, Book 1
  • By: Sierra Simone
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Rose
  • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 390
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 365
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 366

It starts with a stolen kiss under an English sky, and it ends with a walk down the aisle. It starts with the President sending his best friend to woo me on his behalf, and it ends with my heart split in two. It starts with buried secrets and dangerous desires...and ends with the three of us bound together with a hateful love sharper than any barbed wire. My name is Greer Galloway, and I serve at the pleasure of the President of the United States.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yes, Mr. President indeed!

  • By bookbruin on 09-20-17

Not for Me – Please Read Below

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

Reviewed: 02-13-19


Sierra Simone really got my attention with her book; Priest. Since then (a couple of years perhaps) my listening/reading has moved in a different direction.

American Queen was way over the top in every aspect. The MOST wealthy people, the MOST powerful people, the MOST broken people, the MOST taboo, the MOST… I found it hard to relate to – even as an escape because it was MOST unbelievable...

Stephanie Rose is an above average voice performer. There is a bit of nasal in her voice, but that is what makes her distinct.

Worth a credit/$: I will not be adding any of the other American Queen series to my library, not even on sale. You will have to go with your gut on this one. If I had listened to it immediately after PRIEST I may have liked it. However, I didn't and I didn't.

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  • Alexander the Great: Student of Aristotle, Descendant of Heroes

  • By: in60Learning
  • Narrated by: Larry G. Jones
  • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

Long before historians added "the Great" to his name, Alexander stated, "I would rather live a short life of glory than a long one of obscurity." He certainly lived up to this ambition, conquering most of the known world in just 13 years before his death at age 33. Though undefeated in his lifetime, Alexander died unsatisfied - he always wanted more. His ambitious personality comes as no surprise considering his upbringing: born to powerful parents, he studied under Aristotle and grew up believing himself a descendant of the Greek heroes Achilles and Heracles.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Learn new subjects quickly.

  • By cosmitron on 03-30-18

A Brief Overview of the Life and Times...

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

Reviewed: 12-28-18

…. of Alexander the Great This is an informative, bare-bones look at the high and low points of Alexander the Great. I found the substance of the book captivating and the one hour (plus) flew by. Larry G Jones' performance kept my attention and his soothing yet dynamic voice made the subject matter even more interesting. This book and others by in60Learning are the way to introduce or review a subject/topic before diving into a full-length book. I was given a copy of this work in exchange for my opinion/review. I hope you found it helpful and will leave a vote below – by selecting yes or helpful. Thanks!

  • Golfing While Tipsy

  • By: Kevin Michael
  • Narrated by: Stuart Gauffi
  • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

Golf. Beer. Retirement. What more could a guy ask for? For scratch golfer Scott Wright, the answer is simple - an Over-Fifty Country Club Tournament Trophy. But Scott's biggest rival, Brock Weiner, is standing in his way. Can Scott figure out how to take down his nemesis and claim the championship that has eluded him for years?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Tee for two and three and four and five

  • By cosmitron on 03-28-18

Fun, Light Listen

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

Reviewed: 12-26-18

Scott Wright has just come in 2nd at the annual golf tournament to Brock Weiner, again. Will he ever be able to beat Weiner or will the win continue to elude him? He has 364 days with his buddies to practice, hang out s and try to figure it out. Oh, and did I mention yoga? Lots of quips and razzing between Wright and his golf friends make this a fun book for golfers and nongolfers alike, in my opinion. Kevin Michael has captured the fraternity/brotherhood of these men who love golf. Stewart Gauffi is a talented voice actor. As per most of my audiobook listens, I enjoyed listening at a faster speed. I was given a copy of this book to review by the author/narrator or publisher. If you found it helpful, please select helpful/yes below. Thank you!

  • The Chamber

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 20 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,833
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,407
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,404

In the corridors of Chicago's top law firm: 26-year-old Adam Hall stands on the brink of a brilliant legal career. Now he is risking it all for a death-row killer and an impossible case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of Grisham's best

  • By Ed on 09-23-08

Listening to this Classic John Grisham book...

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

Reviewed: 12-20-18

… Is like reconnecting with a long, lost family member– Which is interesting because that is the premise for THE CHAMBER. A promising young law associate is well on his way to climbing the grueling ladder to partner when he drops everything to pursue the defense of a death row inmate, his estranged grandfather. A grandfather who was part of the Klan in his youth and responsible for the deaths of 2 Jewish boys, devastating the whole family.

Michael Beck masterfully tells the story. I could feel the anger, sadness, the devastation & the few glimpses of lightheartedness.

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  • Without Warning

  • By: Joel C. Rosenberg
  • Narrated by: David de Vries
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,229
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,123
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,127

As he prepares to deliver the State of the Union address, the president of the United States is convinced the Islamic State is on the run, about to be crushed by American forces once and for all. But New York Times foreign correspondent J. B. Collins tells the president he's dead wrong. With the Middle East on fire, the Israeli prime minister dead, and Amman in ruins, Collins fears a catastrophic attack inside the American homeland is imminent.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wow

  • By Mark Mirza on 03-17-17

I'm Still Trying to Process the Ending

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

Reviewed: 04-29-18

What made the experience of listening to Without Warning the most enjoyable?

Hands-Down, it was the narration.

Who was your favorite character and why?

JB Collins counterpart Israeli Mossad love interest. She is multidimensional.

Which scene was your favorite?

I'm not sure if it was my favorite, but the last scene will stick with me for a while.

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  • Blown Away

  • Three More Wishes, Book 1
  • By: Elise Sax
  • Narrated by: Angie Hickman
  • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Journalist Millie Mossberg has four positive pregnancy tests in her purse. Four. The problem is that Cade Reed, her aggravating - and crazy hot - colleague is the father-to-be of this secret baby. She’s got to tell him about the bun in her oven, but she’s still wishing that the pregnancy tests were duds. While they cover a story about a deposed dictator, they’re trapped in a runaway hot air balloon. Will they plummet to their death? Will these friends turned lovers admit their love for each other? And most importantly, will they figure out how to have sex in a balloon basket?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely Perfect Romantic Comedy

  • By DK on 04-24-18

Absolutely Perfect Romantic Comedy

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

Reviewed: 04-24-18

What made the experience of listening to Blown Away the most enjoyable?

Angie Hickman's performance made listening to Blown Away a most enjoyable experience.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Cade is my favorite character because he is absolutely clueless even after he finds out he is going to be a father.

What about Angie Hickman’s performance did you like?

I have really enjoyed listening to Angie Hickman grow as a narrator. She gets better with each performance!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This book did make me chuckle a few times. However, I am not one who's ever had an extreme reaction to a book.

Any additional comments?

I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review. If you found my review helpful, please take a moment and select "helpful" below. Thanks!

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  • The First Hostage

  • J. B. Collins, Book 2
  • By: Joel C. Rosenberg
  • Narrated by: David deVries
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,488
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,350
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,344

The president of the United States...is missing." With these words, New York Times journalist J. B. Collins, reporting from the scene of a devastating attack by ISIS terrorists in Amman, Jordan, puts the entire world on high alert. The leaders of Israel and Palestine are critically injured, Jordan's king is fighting for his life, and the U.S. president is missing and presumed captured.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story!

  • By Susanna on 03-03-16

I Had to Buy the Next Book Before I Finished!!!!!

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

Reviewed: 04-03-18

If you could sum up The First Hostage in three words, what would they be?

Frightening, action and adventure

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Absolutely! Terrorists have taken the president hostage and somehow JB Collins, journalist, is right in the thick of things. An unlikely hero, Collins somehow seems to know everything about military maneuvers, handling any sort of weapon, etc.

Which scene was your favorite?

I cannot reveal that without giving away the ending. I will save the worst scene is what JB finds in caves and cages near the end of the story.

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

USA President Taken Hostage - Time Is Running Out

Any additional comments?

There are some pretty gruesome scenes and descriptions. A lot of violence, as well.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful