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  • Cross Breed

  • A Novel of the Breeds, Book 32
  • By: Lora Leigh
  • Narrated by: Brianna Bronte
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200

The Breeds are humans altered before conception with the DNA of the predators of Earth. But although they all carry the genetic material of beasts within them, Cassandra Sinclair stands apart. A unique mix of wolf, coyote, and human, she is revered by many - but preyed upon by others. She is fiercely protected by her community, but no one manages to stop her when she slips away one day to offer her body in exchange for her sister’s safety.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • book hog

  • By Michelle Holbrook on 09-25-18

Okay, but annoying

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

Reviewed: 12-15-18

First, I listened to the audio and the narrator does an okay job.

I was super excited to finally, finally get Cassie's story, but it was disappointing. The writing doesn't flow, and that's been the case lately with Lora Leigh's books. I almost stopped with the book because of how overly dramatic Cassie is. It's ridiculous; she acts like a baby. She's very naïve, and doesn't listen to sense. She lets her emotions get the best of her. I didn't like how the book started. Cassie basically prostituted herself to Dog; who is her mate, but she didn't know that when she said she'd give her virginity to him. At this point, Cassie barely knows Dog. Of course, things don't go the way she expected. Cassie is half coyote, and she just handles it all so badly. She doesn't know herself, and tries to be the perfect little Breed. Also, I don't remember the Breed being such horrible people! They were so hateful and racist against the coyotes. You would think they'd be more accepting, since they know what it's like to be discriminated against. The story besides the romance wasn't up to par with previous books and didn't drive the story on. It was boring at times. I do like Dog, and I liked the passion Cassie and Him have. The book does have some entertaining parts, and I did want to see what would happen, so I went with the 3 stars.

  • Suit

  • A 44 Chapters Novel, Book 4
  • By: BB Easton
  • Narrated by: Ramona Master
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 19

“Since when are you into guys in ties? You only like guys who look like they rob guys in ties. At gunpoint.” It was true. By 2003, my type had been well-established. There might as well have been a giant sign on my heart that said, “Good Guys Need Not Apply.” Which is exactly why I had to friendzone Ken Easton. The man was a former football star, smelled like fresh laundry instead of stale cigarettes, and had more ties in his closet than tattoos on his knuckles. Pssh. Bor-ing. But the more I got to know my hunky study buddy, the more questions I came away with.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love Ken and Brooke!

  • By kgagnon on 12-11-18

Amazing Series, Amazing Narration

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

Reviewed: 12-01-18

Words cannot express how much I love this series!! It is one of my absolute favorites! BB Easton’s words draw you in and touch your heart. I'm so glad I took a chance on something different; this whole series has exceeded my expectations, and BB Easton is definitely a 1-click for me. I started with Skin in audio, and at first, I didn't know what I was listening too, but I quickly realized this is something amazing. I totally fell in love with this raw, gritty, REAL story of 1 punk girl and 4 men that impacted her life. The humor, the heart, the soul of this series really grips the reader. Each book was great, and it was awesome reading about BB's happily ever after.

The narrator does an absolutely amazing job of capturing the character of BB, so I'd definitely recommend giving it a listen.

I'm so sad it's over, but I have loved the journey. I'm really looking forward to reading what BB Easton writes next! I can't wait to see what's next! No pressure, BB! Possibly, a Knight like character getting his happily ever after? One can hope! This whole series is good stuff!

  • A Touch of Midnight

  • Midnight Breed Series, Book 0.5
  • By: Lara Adrian
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 519
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 476
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 476

Savannah Dupree is a freshman studying at Boston University on a full scholarship. But Savannah possesses something even more remarkable than a quick mind and an insatiable curiosity for learning. With a simple touch, she can see an object's past-a skill that puts her life in danger when her studies bring her into contact with a centuries-old English sword and the terrible secret hidden within the blade's history.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really awful narration

  • By T. J. Cranner on 07-02-15

Great Series!

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

Reviewed: 12-01-18

It was fun to read the beginning of this series! I listened to the story and the narrator did a good job, but I didn't like some of the accents. I've really enjoyed every book of this series so far, and I've read pretty much all of them. So I definitely recommend reading it! Love the idea of The Breed (Vampire like people), and the romance is always passionate and sweet. Savannah is human, and Gideon is Breed. Savannah's friend is murdered, and it's possible it may have been a Rogue Breed so Gideon is checking it out. There's an attraction between Savannah and Gideon, but Savannah doesn't know about the Breed. She's also got some secrets up her sleeve. Some of the dialog wasn't great; especially Savannah's sister, and there was a bit too much of the women being damsels, but still an entertaining story. I really enjoy the bits of action as well! Definitely read this series!

  • Favor of the Gods

  • By: Ali Winters
  • Narrated by: Sarah Puckett
  • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

Ever since Medusa unwittingly crossed her school’s resident mean girl, her life has been hell. If only she could keep her distance from Perseus who has a knack for always being in the wrong place at the right time. But rivalry goes too far when a curse that can destroy the village is cast. Only the favor of the gods can reverse it, but the gods are vengeful and not always forgiving.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Gods Can be Petty and Cruel...

  • By Joe Mahoney on 12-04-18

Good narration, quick listen, interesting story

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

Reviewed: 11-29-18


First off, I listened to the audio for Favor of the Gods, and the narrator does a great job. I'd recommend listening if you can; it's a very quick listen.

In Favor of the Gods, Medusa is a teenage gorgon in a high school with other teenage mythological people, she pisses off mean girl, Andromeda, when she talks with Perseus; the guy Andromeda thinks is hers, so Andromeda makes it her mission to make Medusa's life Hell. I liked Medusa, and it was sad how she was treated! I would've liked for her to stand-up more for herself! She's too much of a pushover. I like her though. Perseus was a bit of dweeb, and it would've been good for him to man up. The story does have some sweet moments between Perseus and Medusa. This is a pretty short story, so things couldn't be fully brought to life, but I would've liked for there to be more of an ending. The ending felt unfinished to me, but the story presented was interesting, and I enjoyed it! The premise is a good one, and could've really developed to be great. Overall, the story is entertaining and the idea felt unique to me. Looking forward to more from Ali Winters!

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  • Stroke of Midnight

  • A Midnight Breed Novella
  • By: Lara Adrian
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169

Born to a noble Breed lineage steeped in exotic ritual and familial duty, vampire warrior Jehan walked away from the luxurious trappings of his upbringing in Morocco to join the Order's command center in Rome. But when a generations-old obligation calls Jehan home, the reluctant desert prince finds himself thrust into an unwanted handfasting with Seraphina, an unwilling beauty who's as determined as he is to resist the antiquated pact between their families.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sadly, rather Cheesy

  • By V from Kansas on 06-10-16

Quick novella, excellent series, good narration

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

Reviewed: 11-25-18

Love this series! I’ve enjoyed every book in the series! This one is a novella, so it’s a quick read. I listened to it with the romance audible package, and the narrator did a great job. Since it’s a novella, this book is mainly about the romance between Jehan and Seraphina. There’s still a bit of action, which is one of the things I really enjoy about this series. The romance is passionate and I enjoyed the connection between Jehan and Seraphina. They both resist the attraction they feel, but that doesn’t last long. There’s an arranged mating scenario going on; both don’t want it, but are going through the motions for their families. Entertaining story! Excellent series!

  • Tempted by Midnight

  • A Midnight Breed Novella - 1001 Dark Nights
  • By: Lara Adrian
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190

Once, they lived in secret alongside mankind. Now, emerged from the shadows, the Breed faces enemies on both sides - human and vampire alike. No one knows that better than Lazaro Archer, one of the eldest, most powerful of his kind. His beloved Breedmate and family massacred by a madman 20 years ago, Lazaro refuses to open his heart again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Series! Good listening!

  • By Shanny C on 11-24-18

Great Series! Good listening!

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

Reviewed: 11-24-18

I enjoy this series a lot. There's always great romance, and some action. Love the whole breedmate scenario, and the chemistry is usually awesome. I've been listening to the novellas from this series, and the narration has been great. The narrator for this one does a great job. I liked that Lazaro and Melena have a bit of a back story, and I like when there's a bit of resisting to fall in love. Lazaro doesn't want to bring anyone into his dangerous world, but he's finding it difficult to resist the pull towards Melena. They have some great passion between them, and I enjoyed Melena calling Lazaro out on his b.s. The beginning was an exciting way to start the story too; it drew me in. Looking forward to more!

  • Midnight Untamed

  • A Midnight Breed Novella - 1001 Dark Nights
  • By: Lara Adrian
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149

The mission was supposed to be simple. Infiltrate an enemy's stronghold outside Rome and eliminate its leader. For a Breed warrior as lethal as Ettore Selvaggio, aka "Savage", stealth assassinations are only one of his many coldhearted specialties. But the last thing Savage expects to find behind enemy lines - in his target's bed - is a woman he once adored.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Engrossing Series!

  • By Shanny C on 11-22-18

Engrossing Series!

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

Reviewed: 11-22-18

Really loved the premise for this one! Loved that Ettore and Bella had a past, love second chance at love stories! This series is very entertaining, and I've really enjoyed each book I've read in this series; which is most of them! This novella has the action and passion just like all the books in this series. The narrator does a great job with the audio, and I'd definitely recommend it. This can be read as a standalone, but I'd recommend reading the whole series to get the full picture; plus it's great! Ettore and Bella are both great, and they have a sweet romance. Loved reading about them reconnecting. Entertaining, quick read!

  • Defy the Dawn

  • Midnight Breed Series, Book 14
  • By: Lara Adrian
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 333
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311

An immortal warrior must decide between loyalty to his people and desire for a beautiful Breed female determined to bring a powerful enemy to justice at any cost in this new novel in best-selling author Lara Adrian's Midnight Breed vampire romance series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Feminine vampire

  • By happyjo on 03-22-18

Great Series! Good Narration!

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

Reviewed: 11-22-18

Love this series, and would recommend all the books. I listened to the story and the narrator did a great job. Definitely give it a listen. I would start at the beginning to get the full picture, but it's not completely necessary since each book is about a different couple. Despite, the 3 stars, I still really enjoyed this story. I'm just basing the rating against the other books I've read in the series, and this one didn't quite pull me in as the other books have. Entertaining story, but didn't quite live up to the storylines of the past books. It's great to see other Breed members from the past books though! This one starts out with a sensual, passionate dance with some buildings blowing up, so that's exciting! I liked both Brynne and Zael, and I love the whole breedmate bonding scenario. Brynne did have too much of a pity party attitude though, which became annoying at times. She's too maudlin. She would push Zael away, then wallow about it, so I would've liked to see her own her issues more. Loved the passion between them, and Zael is a sweetheart. Overall, a good story that kept me reading. Excellent series!

  • Star Crossed

  • Othala Witch Collection, Sector 11
  • By: J.E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Laura E. Richcreek
  • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2

To keep Sector Eleven in his bloodline, Jaden has to marry a pure witch. Easier said than done when ambition supersedes the connection of hearts in a love mandate. When Jaden asks Star to help him find a suitable mate, she agrees, but her heart doesn't want any part of it. Forced to serve the Regency since she was born, Star has been raised to hide her magical ability from Jaden and his mother, for fear the Regent would carry out her promise to destroy Star if she ever showed a propensity for magic.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun and Entertaining! Unique!

  • By Shanny C on 11-22-18

Fun and Entertaining! Unique!

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

Reviewed: 11-22-18

Very interesting and entertaining story. Listened to the audio version, and the narrator did a great job. I love the idea for this series! I've read a few other books in the Othala witch collection, and have enjoyed all of them! Unique story, and I love the sort of dystopian setting with the dangerous, vicious creatures. I enjoyed that this story doesn't take the typical route, it kept me engrossed in the story. I do think Star and Jaden both made stupid decisions and actions at times. I loved the magical aspect, but I don't get why they didn't use magic sooner! They both get into some crazy, dangerous situation and really needed to use magic to help out. The romance does have some sweet moments, but Jaden isn't great at times. He came across as weak and a big baby at times, and he really needed to say sorry for some of his actions. Star forgives him way too quickly. I also would've like more in the ending. Overall, unique and interesting story! Great series idea!

  • Angel of Mine

  • By: Zane Michaelson
  • Narrated by: Lexie J Hawke
  • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11

All Ella Montgomery had ever wanted was to fall in love and marry the perfect man. One day, and when least expected, she encounters, Angelo, a handsome stranger. Falling head over heels in love with him, she can’t believe her luck. Are her wildest dreams about to come true? Initially swept away by their whirlwind romance, it isn’t long before strange occurences forces Ella to question who Angelo truly is. Where does he come from? Are his motives pure? Is he really in love with her? Nothing could prepare Ella for the truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A different take

  • By AmazonCustomer on 11-30-18

Sweet story

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

Reviewed: 11-22-18

Really enjoyed the guardian angel falling in love with his charge angle, and the romance is sweet. The story is entertaining, and does have a little twist. The story doesn't go in the typical way, which was good. I liked this heartfelt novella. It's a bit formal, and the story is fairly basic, but that makes for an easy read. I listened to the audio version, which was okay, but the narration sounded a bit like her mouth was filled with cotton. She had a thick accent, so that might have been it. The narration did mellow as the story went on. I didn't really care for Ella; the female lead, because she had a bit of the party girl aspect and acts dense at times. She's okay, but I didn't really see why Angelo would be so in love with her. Angelo is a sweetheart; not very alpha, but a nice guy or rather angel. They do have some brief passionate moments, which were sweet. Overall, a quick, entertaining, sweet story.