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  • Dearest Rogue

  • By: Elizabeth Hoyt
  • Narrated by: Ashford McNab
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 330
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 312
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311

Lady Phoebe Batten is pretty, vivacious, and yearning for a social life befitting the sister of a powerful duke. But because she is almost completely blind, her overprotective brother insists that she have an armed bodyguard by her side at all times - the very irritating Captain Trevillion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful, one of the better ones in the series!

  • By Cathie on 06-01-15

It was painful! Long and boring!

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

Reviewed: 03-25-19

I tried. I really tired, but I got bored and at times confused with all the other characters irrelevant to the story.
It was a miss for me.

  • Collecting the Pieces

  • By: L. A. Fiore
  • Narrated by: Tracy Marks, Aaron Shedlock
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 612
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 575
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 574

At fifteen I fell in love. His name was Jake Stephens and he took the abandoned, lonely girl I had been and made me whole. His love was a pure and unconditional love that made every day better than the last; a fairy tale of my very own. But this story isn't about Jake. It's about Abel Madden; the man I meet after the fairy tale goes to hell. A cocky, arrogant man who says what he wants, does as he pleases, and makes no excuses for it. He irritates me--downright pisses me off at times--but he also brings me back to life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A book that will stay with you

  • By PATRICIA on 12-29-17

Long story, nothing special, predictable...

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

Reviewed: 03-20-18

I didn't like the narrator's performance. She uses a bizarre rhythm when reading. It detracts from the story itself. It just doesn't sound like normal talk to me. Maybe I would have enjoyed the story more if the narrator would just read without creating her own tonality to the text.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mercy

  • By: Debra Anastasia
  • Narrated by: Muffy Newtown, Zachary Webber
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,023
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 958
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 963

He taught me to kill. Murder is in my blood now. It runs through my veins and though I hide the monster I see in the mirror with ink, it doesn't keep him from coming out. My street name is Mercy, but I never show any. Except for her. I watch Becca, though she doesn't know. She saved me a long time ago; the day my father killed my mother. Her bravery turned her into a target. My father holds a grudge and knife with the same proficiency, and Becca is the focus of his hatred. And I'm the only monster who can save her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love and ink

  • By Nicole B. on 09-23-17

Ridiculous! Mediocre at best!

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

Reviewed: 10-14-17

I absolutely disliked the writing. Expressions such as "I wanted to slap her tits", or "we bumped tits" just didn't sit right with me. The heroine is a whinny, immature and idiotic woman. I just couldn't finish the book. I loved both narrators, but even though they gave their best, the story was too weak.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Tatiana and Alexander

  • The Bronze Horseman Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Paullina Simons
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 21 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 856
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 816
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 811

Paullina Simons's internationally best-selling blockbuster The Bronze Horseman told the heart-soaring tale of a young Russian woman's transcendent love affair with a Red Army soldier during the siege of Leningrad in the dark days of World War II. The epic story continues in Tatiana and Alexander - a novel of the enduring power of love and commitment against the devastating forces of war and the equally dangerous forces of keeping the peace.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Please Make It STOP !

  • By Inquisitive, I just want to know on 01-21-18

A torturous book...

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

Reviewed: 03-29-17

Would you try another book from Paullina Simons and/or James Langton?

This book needs the voice of John Lee. Unfortunately James Langton didn't do it properly. His English pronunciation of Russian words was very annoying. I would have kept the book if John Lee was the narrator. As it is, I know I don't want to listen to it ever again.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mister Weston

  • By: Whitney G.
  • Narrated by: Erin Mallon, Joe Arden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,897
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,779
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,779

The first night I met Gillian Taylor, she claimed she was a pilot. Then she claimed she worked for a "private airline." I knew right then and there that she was lying to me, and that sexy as hell or not, she was the type of woman I needed to avoid. Still, after a pleasurable one-night stand, I was certain we'd never see each other again. Until I saw her in an airport a few weeks later.... Until I realized that we were both assigned to work the same flight. She was the flight attendant. I was the pilot.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A very accurate title

  • By Danni on 03-06-17

Nothing to write home about...

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

Reviewed: 12-17-16

The only redeeming quality of this audio book was its narrators, in particular Erin Mallon.
Other than that it was a long, boring, annoying tale of an erotic, on-and-off relationship between a flight attendant and a pilot.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Offer

  • By: Karina Halle
  • Narrated by: Antony Ferguson, Nicole Poole
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 924
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 866
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 863

Nicola Price used to have it all - a great career, the perfect boyfriend, an excessive shoe collection, and an apartment in one of San Francisco's best neighborhoods. But when she gets knocked up and her asshat boyfriend leaves her high and dry, Nicola's perfectly crafted world comes tumbling down. She's struggling and scared - and nowhere near where she thought she'd be at age 31. Nicola's saving grace comes in the form of tall, handsome, and wealthy Scotsman Bram McGregor.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Annoying heroine, dreadful narrators!

  • By Denisa on 03-01-16

Annoying heroine, dreadful narrators!

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

Reviewed: 03-01-16

The story is good and interesting, but the heroine is a prideful woman, whinnying all the time about her situation and how life dealt her a bad set of cards, yet when things turn around for her, she jumps to conclusions like a dim wit, and is willing to throw away everything, sacrifice her little girl's happiness and a possible good and long lasting relationship because of pride and stupidity and because something was done in the past. What a hypocrite woman!
The whole book was very disappointing and annoying. I just couldn't finish it. I wanted to throw my poor, innocent iPod out the window because of her quite a few times through the story.

It didn't help that the narrators sucked too! The female voice sounds like she's chocking on a carrot when imitating the hero's voice, and the male narrator just didn't sound genuine at all. Who speaks like that in real life situations??? I'm not usually too picky about the narrators, but these two really made the whole experience that much worse...

All in all, not a worthy credit!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Mile High

  • Up In The Air, #2
  • By: R.K. Lilley
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Powers
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,767
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,629
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,642

James has initiated Bianca into a dark and drugging world of passion and pain. He taught her about her own submissive, masochistic nature, and she fell swiftly and deeply in love with the undeniably charming and impossibly beautiful Mr. Cavendish, but a painful misunderstanding and the return of the brutally violent demons of her past have combined to overwhelm Bianca, and, confused and hurt, she pushes him away.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • OMG this COMPLETELY blew book 1 out of the water!!

  • By Jordy ♡♡♡♡ on 11-11-13

bad copy of FSoG!

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

Reviewed: 01-31-16

Any additional comments?

While listening to this ridiculous book, I rolled my eyes so much, that they almost got stuck in the back of my head! Everyone is "stunningly good looking", "exquisitely beautiful" but extremely shallow and conceited. It's a very disappointing story, a very bad copy of Fifty Shades of Grey.

The male character is "mercurial" just like Christian Grey (and yep, same word used to describe him), the heroine is constantly doubting herself, she's insecure and honestly she flies by the seat of her pants in this story. I just didn't feel the connection between the two main characters. She doesn't really love him, but because he's so persistent and obsessed with her, she goes with the flow. He is terribly wealthy, and "exquisitely beautiful" (she calls him Mr Beautiful) and hopelessly obsessed with Bianca, the flight attendant. I just didn't feel their love. It was all too forced and too quick. There was no reason for their insta love.

I just got really bored with the whole thing.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Come Alive

  • The Cityscape Series Book 2
  • By: Jessica Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 543
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 515
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 512

Determined to move on with her life, Olivia Germaine has vowed to forget David Dylan. Struggling to keep her head above water, she focuses on her new promotion and refuses to drown in the memory of their night together.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Anna on 03-21-18

The most unlikable heroine!

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

Reviewed: 01-26-16

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

This book tells the story of a shallow, heartless, immature, cold, artificial and simply dumb woman, Olivia Germaine, who cheats and then leaves her husband for no other reason than she is undecided and another man was pushing her more than her own husband. She is tacky and cruel with no opinion of her own and absolutely immature. Olivia (Liv) is the kind of a woman, who at 29 doesn't want to commit to a serious relationship, a marriage involving respect, love and children. She doesn't want any of that. Instead she prefers to go out with her girlfriends and stay up late at night, have cat fights in bars and to cheat on her husband, who by the way, is portrayed as a successful, kind, generous, faithful and decent man. I'm not sure what the author really wanted us to read about and admire: the hero, Billy (Olivia's husband) or even David (the lover, for which she leaves her husband) or the anti hero: Olivia. Words cannot describe the disdain I have for this woman. She plays with people's feelings, her husband's, her best friends', even her lover's and she justifies it by calling herself "cold and detached". And all because her parents went through a rough divorce when she was a teenager...Very disappointing. I'm sorry to say, Olivia, but you're not the only teenager who experiences divorce of your parents, and yet that doesn't give anyone a reason to behave so heartless and immaturely. I kept reading through the series hoping that by the end, Olivia would realize the fault of her actions, even if it involved separating herself from her husband (which, by the way, didn't deserve her at all) to be with her lover (who she didn't deserve either). But even with her lover she is still mistrustful, immature and shallow. I just hated her with passion and don't want to hear about Olivia ever again in my life! Billy, all I can say to you is GOOD RIDDANCE!

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The writing was decent and quite fluid. The depiction of emotions was very well done and for that my congratulations to the author.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Secrets Vol. 2

  • By: H. M. Ward, Ella Steele
  • Narrated by: Jennifer O'Donnell
  • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

Sexy thoughts about Cole fill Anna's dreams. Every detail burns brightly in her mind; the way his hands feel on her bare skin, the soft brush of his lips against hers, and the way their bodies fit perfectly together. Anna awakes breathless, tingling as if it really happened. What caused her to think about Cole like that? It was completely forbidden. And Anna didn't feel that way about him, at least she didn't think she did. Cole was fun to flirt with, that's all, and the sexual tension between them was normal, right?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • weak, dragged along story...

  • By Denisa on 01-20-16

weak, dragged along story...

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

Reviewed: 01-20-16

What disappointed you about Secrets Vol. 2?

Narrator is really good, but even she couldn't save the book. There is no actual story (or at least up to this 'volume' there was none. The dialogue is superfluous and forced. This is a very disappointing usage of a credit for only 3 hrs of nothing noteworthy. It's a rip off.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Friction

  • By: Sawyer Bennett
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Kendall Taylor
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,001
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 927
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 927

At the powerhouse law firm of Knight & Payne, winning comes first and ethics a distant second. Leary Michaels uses her female charms to daze opponents, and it's always worked well - until now. On her most personal case yet, she finds herself going up against a defense attorney just as skilled, shameless, and seductive as she is.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this Book!!!

  • By Michelle Anderson on 12-07-15

Boring

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

Reviewed: 01-02-16

DNF @40 % in the book. Predictable storyline. It's an ok story, but not at all worthy of even a credit.

2 of 8 people found this review helpful