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  • Wanderlust

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage, Grace Grant
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,820
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,664
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,663

They say Paris is always a good idea.... You know what I say? Paris would be a much better idea if I spoke the dang language. I can't even board the metro to visit the Louvre without ending up at the Moulin Rouge, and let's not even mention how I'll ever make it through a day at my new office. Fortunately my company hooks me up with my own personal translator. Ooh la la. Or should I say bloody hell? Because he's charming, witty, and British, and he brings the city to life for me.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My new favorite narrator

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-09-18

C'est vraiment magnifique!!!

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

Reviewed: 03-07-18

What made the experience of listening to Wanderlust the most enjoyable?

Having Richard Armitage narrate this book was a major bonus to listening to this story. I love Audiobooks but the narrator's delivery and performance is vital in obtaining the best experience and I am glad to say Mr. Armitage did an outstanding job. I have had the pleasure of listening to other works by Grace and she was formidable as ever but lets be honest as to say, who can resist a sexy male actor!.

What did you like best about this story?

I loved that Lauren literally allowed me to take an imaginary virtual trip to Paris. I have been lucky enough to travel there, but it was like seeing it for the first time though her eyes. It made me want to pack my bags and take the first flight to Paris!

What does Grace Grant and Richard Armitage bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Grace and Richard gave life to the characters. They took them on and made them their own.

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

I feel almost guilty to say I have never read anything by this Author but I have always seen the reviews for her previous books where people say how much they laugh or cried. I was thoroughly taken aback by her easy flow of the story and how natural it was to laugh at some of the scenarios. It was refreshing!

Any additional comments?

A solid performance from both narrators and a charming take on love in the most unlikely of circumstances. We will always have Paris and I am glad to say I will always have WANDERLUST to take me back there.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Safe and Sound

  • Twist of Fate, Book 2
  • By: Lucy Lennox, Sloane Kennedy
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 328
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 312
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 310

Self-proclaimed playboy, Aiden Vale, has it all - good looks, successful career, plenty of cash in the bank, and an endless supply of men who know the score...that one night is just that. So the last thing he wants, or needs, is to forge a connection that might mean revealing more of himself than he's ready to. But when fate intervenes, putting Aiden in the path of someone who threatens to knock down his carefully constructed walls, he's quick to realize the young man he's become infatuated with is hiding a painful secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lennox + Kennedy + Pauley = A Must Listen

  • By Erryn Barratt on 11-14-17

POWERFUL and UNFORGETTABLE

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

Reviewed: 03-07-18

Where does Safe and Sound rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This has been one of my favourite Audio books. I love anything written by Sloane and Lucy, but the enjoyment was the powerful emotions that Michael Pauley gave to the characters. He brought them to life. The story is rich and deals with so many strong elements like abuse and bereavement but both Authors just know how to encase these and project them to us the readers.

What other book might you compare Safe and Sound to and why?

I really can't compare it to anything as I believe the story to be original and completely mesmerising.

Which scene was your favorite?

It is hard to pinpoint one particular passage from the book but if I had to select one is Aiden helping Ash read the letter from his heart donor. It reduced me to tears and I was a complete and utter blubbering mess.

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

As I mentioned above this book made me feel so many emotions. It's almost like after having read any of these Authors books I am ready to take on the world and fight any obstacle that comes my way.

Any additional comments?

Even as I finish listening to the story, and the last page has been heard, the characters are still vividly in my head. Aidan and Ash are now part of the long list of characters who I will forever remember and who's story I will always cherish.

  • Stay

  • A Bleeding Stars Stand-Alone Novel
  • By: A.L. Jackson
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Zachary Webber
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,288
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,200
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,200

I'm Ash Evans. The life of the party. Hot. Rich. Charismatic. A tattooed rock star with the world at my feet. I burn through women faster than the strike of a match. I've embraced my lifestyle and live it to the fullest. Until the day my lifestyle caught up to me. Willow Langston found me at my lowest. Literally. Facedown in a puddle of my own blood. I owe her my life and I have three months to repay that debt. What I never should have done was touch her. Kiss her. Take her to my bed. Love wasn't supposed to be a part of the equation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • They Just Keep Getting Better and Better

  • By URSULA G on 02-20-17

POWERFUL AND SO DAMN EMOTIONAL

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

Reviewed: 04-20-17

Would you listen to Stay again? Why?

YES YES A THOUSAND TIMES!. It is mesmerising, I got completely lost in the story, enthralled in the passion, drama and beautiful romance between the leads. Be still my beating heart I feel elated.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Stay?

There were so many magical moments. The first kiss between Ash and Willow had me almost combusting whilst I read, I was shaking with so much emotion. Every time the leads were together was a poetic moment.

What does Andi Arndt and Zachary Webber bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

OMG I love Andi, I have listen to so many books narrated by her and she always makes each character her own, she brings all the passion and emotion that the Author is trying to transmit. Zachary was magnificent, his voice has a velvet characteristic but at the same time is filled with so much power, he reduced me to tears so many times in this book, I have to say he made it very special.

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

It was and I did and I wish there was more. Sadly it is over.

Any additional comments?

A.L. Jackson has produced a heart-stopping, gut-wrenching and passion-filled story, with so many elements there were surprises along the way. She knows how to compel the reader and transport them to their world. This book was special and I loved every minute of it. Can't wait to read more from her!

5 BRIGHT SHINY STARS!!

  • Torn

  • Devil's Wolves, Book 1
  • By: Carian Cole
  • Narrated by: Noelle Bridges, Mason Lloyd
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,419
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,315
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,318

He's loved me since the day I was born. He's taken care of me. He's awakened me. Tor is my father's best friend. Fifteen years older than me, he's always been my protector. The one I should never, ever want. But I was born to be his.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • MORAL TURPITUDE?

  • By Vicki on 11-29-16

I Am Torn is Over =(

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

Reviewed: 03-31-17

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

Totally. Is fast paced, the plot is original. The characters are so well balanced and the chemistry is off the charts!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Torn?

OMG seeing the love blossoming between Tor and Kenzi is beautiful all those flashbacks get you right into the scene, for me maybe it was just that first kiss scene, for readers it was the culminating moment after the whole sexual build up, even though there wasn't at that time more than that kiss you could feel the emotions.

Have you listened to any of Noelle Bridges and Mason Lloyd ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No this is the first time I heard both and they were brilliant!

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

Oh so many, I loved the inclusion of little poems or sayings at the beginning of the chapters it makes it even more special to see how each character feels about the other. Probably the argument between Kenzi and her Dad was the most emotional one, as you didn't know how he was going to react when the truth came to light. it was gut wrenching.

Any additional comments?

I would have liked to see the characters once their relationship was made known. Even though we do get a nice Epilogue I felt there was something just missing at the very end, but perhaps I was just not ready to close the book on Tor and Kenz.

A thoroughly heartwarming story full of passion and romance. The voice actors gave perfect life to each character and I want to read more from this Author.

5 STARS.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Rough Edges

  • A Contemporary Gay Romance
  • By: Cardeno C.
  • Narrated by: Kevin Chandler
  • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 52

Born on the wrong side of the tracks to the wrong family, Kyle Potter has spent his life clawing his way toward a better future. When he gets the perfect job at the perfect firm in perfect Los Angeles, Kyle is sure there are only blue skies ahead. And then he meets perfect Brent Haralson. Born with a silver spoon to a well-established family, Brent Haralson has never been interested in leveraging his connections.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enemies to Lovers

  • By Belen on 04-11-17

One step between Hate and Love..

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

Reviewed: 03-27-17

Where does Rough Edges rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It was there amongst my top audios, The story kind of had a Pride and Prejudice feel to it. It is very easy to assume something about a person we don't know, and it is not until we spend time in their company that we realise the type of person they truly are.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I really liked Brent. I liked that regardless of his background he is charming and witty and still has such a lovely humbleness to his persona, once Kyle starts scratching the surface he notices so many things about the person he calls his nemesis. Both had put such a front and both had the wrong idea about each other.

What aspect of Kevin Chandler’s performance would you have changed?

I wouldn't have changed anything, however as this is an AUDIO review my humble opinion is that I didn't feel he was the right actor for the parts. He sounds way too young and the characters are meant to be in their 30's so if I was reading I would have been fine but as I heard it it was confusing at times. Also some of the transitions weren't as smooth and it is hard to know who is speaking. A bit monotonous tone at times.
I admire voice actors and mean no disrespect but I think this was a bit of a struggle for Kevin. The performance however had no negative impact into the story.

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

An enemies to lovers charming story.

Any additional comments?

Cardeno always produces great material and this book was not an exception. It was charming, romantic, funny and although a short story it had a solid plot.

I received a copy of this Audio in exchange of an Honest review.
REVIEWED for Jo&Isalovebooks Blog

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Billionaire's Game

  • The Billionaire's Obsession, Book 4: Kade
  • By: J. S. Scott
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Powers
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 808
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 728
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 731

What starts out as a simple favor soon becomes a whole lot more than he bargained for when the woman he's seeking slips away from him every time he gets close to finding her. Asha Paritala is nothing like he expected, and the female he had tracked down as a favor for Max soon becomes a woman he wants for his very own, a woman who makes protective and highly predatory instincts he didn't know he had flare to life inside him. Can Kade convince her that some things are worth risking it all?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Billionare series

  • By Lisa W. on 06-04-15

Shame there were no more stars to give =(

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

Reviewed: 08-13-14

If you could sum up The Billionaire's Game in three words, what would they be?

Entertaining, Hot, Utterly Romantic

Who was your favorite character and why?

Kade (he has been my favourite of all of Jan's characters), he is just a go getter, he is passionate and but has a heart of gold, and a perfect Alfa male.

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

Well in this book we have a female lead that comes from an Indian background and there is one particular scene where Elizabeth has to play 5 roles with different accents OMG I was totally blown away, I wouldn't have been able to get that by reading it.

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

Oh so many emotions, it made me laugh, not cry but it was very emotional in many parts.

  • Billionaire Undone

  • The Billionaire's Obsession - Travis
  • By: J. S. Scott
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Powers
  • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 925
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 841
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 844

After four years of working for "the billionaire boss from hell" Ally Caldwell thinks she finally has her life on the right track. Unfortunately, her carefully planned future crumbles when she finds out that her fiancé, the man she'd nearly killed herself to help get through school, has been cheating on her. Suddenly, her carefully organized life is turned upside down, and not one single thing is turning out the way it was supposed to happen. Even her boss, Travis the Tyrant, is beginning to act differently, throwing Ally into an even more confused and chaotic state of mind.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Book 5 but a stand alone

  • By NEW NAME on 01-20-15

This books get better and better!!!!

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

Reviewed: 08-13-14

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

Romantic, Sexy and Passionate

What did you like best about this story?

Everything, i have read all of Author J.S. Scott books and I love that they have substance, that they have a solid story.

Which character – as performed by Elizabeth Powers – was your favorite?

Travis

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

SPOILER!!!!When Travis had to face his family and come clean about his dreams.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Billionaire's Salvation

  • The Billionaire's Obsession - Max
  • By: J. S. Scott
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Powers
  • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 947
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 862
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 868

Billionaire Max Hamilton thought he was finally starting to find contentment, more than two years after losing his wife Mia in a tragic drowning accident. He'd been reunited with a sister he hadn't realized existed. Finally he had family again, a reprieve from the pain and loneliness that had haunted him since his devastating loss. Yeah...he was as happy as a man could be, considering he had lost the other half of his soul and most of his heart when fate had torn his wife away from him. Or so he believed...until the day he rescued a mysterious woman in the park.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Keep the title

  • By cheri on 02-19-17

Each story gets better and better

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

Reviewed: 06-29-14

What made the experience of listening to The Billionaire's Salvation the most enjoyable?

Elizabeth's voice is perfect it makes it easier for the listener to follow.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Oh that's easy Max all the way although I can't wait to listen to the next instalment as Kade and Travis sound hot!

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

Is still a very good audible experience she's done another perfect job

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

Well I couldn't tell without giving spoilers away so I better not but in particular this story was very moving.

  • Heart Of The Billionaire

  • (The Billionaire's Obsession ~ Sam)
  • By: J. S. Scott
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Powers
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,273
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,151
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,154

Billionaire Sam Hudson has pretty much lived his life with no apologies because he tries never to do anything that he's sorry about…except for what he had done in the past to Dr. Madeline Reynolds. Many years and regrets later, Sam meets up with Maddie again by chance; his brother Simon is marrying Maddie's best friend and the two of them are forced to be civil. But Sam wants to be more than polite, and he wants another chance to make things right...

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • story, recording,writing

  • By Kindle Customer on 12-06-18

Another wonderful story another great audible job

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

Reviewed: 05-24-14

If you could sum up Heart Of The Billionaire in three words, what would they be?

Addictive, seductive, romantic

What was one of the most memorable moments of Heart Of The Billionaire?

(spoiler!!)
Every single chapter is memorable, but I loved the shower scene when Sam finally professes his love for Maddie I thought that was a pinnacle moment.

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

She totally makes you feel the story, her voice transitions are flawless.

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

YES!

Any additional comments?

I had read this book and totally loved it, however I am really liking these audible versions, Elizabeth Powers has done an incredible job with all the voice transitions and even at parts where she has to do two male voices she does this with a wonderful ease and conviction so it really draws you into the plot without loosing its flow. I totally recommend this series and I am going now for the next one as I am hooked and craving more Billionaire stories!

  • The Billionaire's Obsession ~ Simon

  • By: J. S. Scott
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Powers
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,499
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,234
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,235

Down-on-her-luck nursing student and full-time waitress Kara Foster gets a massive blow to her already desperate financial situation that will surely find her living on the streets. Needing nothing less than a miracle to save her, Kara gets rescue from an unknown, unlikely, and overwhelming source. Billionaire Simon Hudson makes her an offer that is impossible to refuse, but terrifying to accept from a man that she's never met. Will the handsome, alpha billionaire really be a solution to her problems? Or will he end up being a major complication and a danger to her emotional sanity?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AMAZING

  • By Joy in GA with MS on 04-03-14

My First Audible and totally blew my mind!!

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

Reviewed: 04-27-14

What made the experience of listening to The Billionaire's Obsession: The Complete Collection the most enjoyable?

The Speaker voice was perfect she knew exactly how to do the transition between male and Female.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Oh I love all of J.S Scott's characters so I can't really choose but in this story obviously both Simon and Kara

Which character – as performed by Elizabeth Powers – was your favorite?

Simon

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

Oh it awakened so many emotions in me, I cried, laughed, sighed, it was beautiful.

Any additional comments?

I have listened to this audiobook and I have to say its my first go in this format and I thoroughly enjoyed it, the narrator has a very pleasant voice and makes good swap between male and female, also the timbre of it is quite seductive and its not monotonous. I finished the story, obviously I had read the book but now I also heard it, I have to say I was very impressed with it, I have to admit I was not very keen to ever try an audible version of a book specially one like The Billionaire Obsession as it is one of my favourite books of all time, I was a bit apprehensive to have something coming and ruin it for me, but WHAT A SURPRISE!, not only did I enjoyed it, but I guess it gave it another feel to it and perhaps as it was read to me and the narrator (Elizabeth Powers) was absolutely brilliant, made it more real, it was like actually hearing Kara and Simon, she swap between the voices with great ease and flare.One other great point, I was able to carry on with my housework or was able to do the school runs whilst listening to the book, NOW THAT is something you can't do with an actual book!Another 5* to The Billionaire Obsession and another achievement to Jan Scott. BRAVO!!