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  • Vicious

  • By: L.J. Shen
  • Narrated by: Savannah Peachwood, Christian Rummel
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,525
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,401
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,403

They say love and hate are the same feelings experienced under different circumstances, and it's true. The man who comes to me in my dreams also haunts me in my nightmares. He is a brilliant lawyer. A skilled criminal. A beautiful liar. A bully and a savior, a monster and a lover. Ten years ago, he made me run away from the small town where we lived. Now, he came for me in New York, and he isn't leaving until he takes me with him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THE PERFECT BLEND OF EVERYTHING I LOVE

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 06-04-17

Not really feeling the love

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

Reviewed: 09-15-18

Although this is sold as a romance, I didn't find much romantic about this story. Vicious is a bit of a sociopath. He says and does whatever it takes to get what he wants and he doesn't care how his behavior affects those around him (even people he claims to care about). His behavior and attitude does not scream love to me.

I am a big fan of Savannah Peachwood. I enjoyed her narration. This is my first time hearing Christian Rummel. He sounds a bit like Sebastian York. He was a perfect fit for Vicious.

  • Why Does He Do That?

  • Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men
  • By: Lundy Bancroft
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 580
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 491
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 490

He says he loves you. So...why does he do that? You've asked yourself this question again and again. Now you have the chance to see inside the minds of angry and controlling men---and to change your life. In this groundbreaking book, a counselor who specializes in working with abusive men shows you how to improve, survive, or leave an abusive relationship.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gives deep understanding of an illusive problem!

  • By Shelly on 06-21-12

Eye opening

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

This is a wonderful book offering great insight to abusive relationships. While it is mostly men abusing women, the author does explain that this can apply to any romantic relationship; that anyone of any gender, race or sexuality can be an abuser or a survivor of abuse.The author covers so many complex topics including: abusers as parents, law enforcement, how abusers think, seeking relationship counselling with abusers, and how to leave an abusive situation. One part that stuck out to me was the discussion about emotional abusers and how similar they are to physical abusers. I found myself a bit startled by their parallels.I would encourage any and everyone to listen to this. I have learned so much about what to look for in a relationship and how to safely navigate a toxic situation. I have also learned how to be a better partner. I wish I would have had this sooner.

  • This Book Is Full of Spiders

  • Seriously, Dude, Don't Touch It
  • By: David Wong
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,381
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,101
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,109

Warning: You may have a huge, invisible spider living in your skull. This is not a metaphor. You will dismiss this as ridiculous fearmongering. Dismissing things as ridiculous fearmongering is, in fact, the first symptom of parasitic spider infection - the creature secretes a chemical into the brain to stimulate skepticism, in order to prevent you from seeking a cure. That’s just as well, since the “cure” involves learning what a chain saw tastes like. You can’t feel the spider, because it controls your nerve endings.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If You're Considering This... Go Ahead!

  • By Tracey Rains on 05-29-13

Spiders everywhere

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

Reviewed: 04-21-18

This is your typical Wong story. It falls in right where John dies at the End left off. Arguably, you could listen to this on its own. But it's so much better after listening to the first story.

David wakes to find a strange spider creature in his bed. As he is fighting it a policeman shows up. The policeman becomes possessed by the creature. This results in a crisis of epic proportions....mostly it's John and David's fault. But it's a wild ride from beginning to end.

This story felt more complete than the first novel. It also explore more complex themes like martyrdom, mob mentality, survival, and most importantly hero vs. villain. An important part of the story is that Dave and John were not exactly right but neither was their opponent. Also, with characters like Anna and Carlos, I found myself wondering who needed protection from whom. Overall I would say that this mad a more fully realized version on JDATE. I enjoyed seeing the return of Soy sauce, Amy, and Molly.

I was sceptical about Nick Podehl but he was an age appropriate choice for narration. He gave me a convincible performance.

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  • Bears Redemption

  • One True Mate Series, Book 6
  • By: Lisa Ladew
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131

Bruin has never fit in with his kind because the bears hate him for something he can't control. The wolves like him OK, but now that his wolf BFF is mated, Bruin prepares for more lonely days and nights...until he meets a female so "purrfect", the sight of her breaks him. But is she already taken by another? Willow turned 25 this year and waits patiently for an angel to come and claim her, based on her mother's scattered recollection of the experience of Willow's conception.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic!

  • By B and D on 10-16-17

Finally

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

Reviewed: 04-06-18

I think Bruin is one of the most loveable characters in this series. With that being said, I'm happy to see him finally get his mate. Before getting his story and his history, I never really thought I would be interested in him as a main protagonist. But he's such an easy character to like.
I was happy to hear about the Bearen. If you follow this series, then you know about the lore surrounding the shiften, Ren, and Khain. The author finally explains why the Bearen lost their renqua, Bruins exhile, and why Willow is so important. There is also another appearance from the mysterious Leilani. There was definitely a big change in momentum in the end. I can't wait to see what happens next.

  • Darker

  • Fifty Shades Darker as Told by Christian
  • By: E L James
  • Narrated by: Zachary Webber
  • Length: 18 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,947
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,528
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,520

Their scorching, sensual affair ended in heartbreak and recrimination, but Christian Grey cannot get Anastasia Steele out of his mind or his blood. Determined to win her back, he tries to suppress his darkest desires and his need for complete control and to love Ana on her own terms. But the horrors of his childhood still haunt him, and Ana's scheming boss, Jack Hyde, clearly wants her for himself. Can Christian's confidant and therapist, Dr. Flynn, help him face down his demons?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yes, it is another 50 shades book!

  • By S. Victoria on 12-06-17

Because it's is popular

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

Reviewed: 04-06-18

I am going to outright say that I do not care for this series. It is problematic and poorly written. However it seems so much more interesting from Christian's point of view. With some tweaking, this could be a great suspense novel (ie: You by Caroline Kepnes). But unfortunately, were being sold and unhealthy relationship as a romance.

I still love Zachary Webber. His voice is beautiful and he commits to all his performances.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • John Dies at the End

  • By: David Wong
  • Narrated by: Stephen R. Thorne
  • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,950
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,477
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,495

STOP. You should not have touched this flyer with your bare hands. NO, don't put it down. It's too late. They're watching you. My name is David Wong. My best friend is John. Those names are fake. You might want to change yours. You may not want to know about the things you'll read on these pages, about the sauce, about Korrok, about the invasion, and the future. But it's too late. You touched the book. You're in the game. You're under the eye. The only defense is knowledge. You need to read this book, to the end. Even the part with the bratwurst. Why?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Vulgar Funny. 4.95 Sale Win.

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-19-12

Well...

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

Reviewed: 04-06-18

I have never read or listened to anything like this. I would describe John dies at the End as hilariously scary. It's so wrong that it's right. It's the kind of humor that reminds me of Cards against humanity. David and John are anti heros. Both are slackers that get caught in the underbelly of reality. Even when David tries to escape, he can't. He literally lives in a nightmare. However his temperament makes it satirical. John, no matter how irresponsible, thrives on the supernatural. It makes for interesting adventures.
The only thing I did not like was how segment the book was. It felt like 3 different stories rolled together. I liked them all but I was expecting one long epic tale. However, there was great continuity between the 3.
Stephen R. Thorne was so snarky. I am so committed to his performance that when I watched the movie I was disappointed by the difference in tone.

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  • A Veil of Vines

  • By: Tillie Cole
  • Narrated by: Marisa Vitali, Brian Pallino
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

I am Caresa Acardi, the Duchessa di Parma. A blue blood of Italy. I was born to marry well. And now the marriage date is set. I am to marry into House Savona. The family that would have been the royals had Italy not abolished the monarchy in 1946. But to the aristocrats of my home, the abolition means nothing at all. The Savonas still hold power where it counts most. I am soon to become Prince Zeno Savona's wife...or at least I was, until I met Achille. And everything changed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A beautiful story

  • By Danni on 04-06-18

A beautiful story

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

Reviewed: 04-06-18

Veil of Vines was one of the most romantic love stories I have indulged in a long time. I was so caught off guard because this is radically different from the author's Scarred Souls series. But I am not complaining because Tillie Cole delivered. It shows great range as an artist.
Although it wasn't as dark as Scarred Souls, my heart strings were sufficiently tugged. I believed in the setting, the fantasy, the couple, their love, and their conflict. I laugh, I swooned, I cried, and in the end I didn't want to say goodbye to these characters.
Plato's symposium was mentioned in this book and these characters truly embodied that vibe of epic love. I aspire to have this type of passion on my life.
Brian Pallino's Italian accent was very believable. He bought Achilles to life. I also enjoyed Marisa Vitali, commitment to her role.

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  • My Life as a White Trash Zombie

  • By: Diana Rowland
  • Narrated by: Allison McLemore
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,735
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,398
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,402

Teenage delinquent Angel Crawford lives with her redneck father in the swamps of southern Louisiana. She's a high school dropout, addicted to drugs and alcohol, and has a police record a mile long. But when she's made into a zombie after a car crash, her addictions disappear, except for her all-consuming need to stay "alive".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly "brainy"

  • By Tango on 08-03-13

A new take on Zombies

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

Reviewed: 04-06-18

I'm a big fan of iZombie. So when I first started listening to this, that what it reminded me of. However I learned that this was the inspiration for the TV show. I will admit that I like Angel a bit more than her iZombie counterpart. She is funny and raw, with southern charm. She's poor, uneducated, surround by bad influences. Ironically, her death changer her "life". I found myself rooting for her, praising her, and in the end being proud of her.
There was also an interesting murder mystery in the community of zombies. This exposes Angel to a community of zombies, the virus and the history of her condition. Some elements of this zombie virus remind me of Death becomes her and vampires.
I'm curious to see where this type of Zombie story will go.

  • Reckoning

  • By: Mark Tufo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,011
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,011

After escaping from the Progerian Alien vessel, Michael Talbot is now given the opportunity to hide in obscurity with the rest of the human race or rise to the occasion and once again find himself immersed in a battle that he wants nothing to do with.Mike goes home and while reconnecting with a family that believed him dead he decides to join whatever resistance force can be mustered to repel the oncoming invasion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By Finn on 02-12-15

After the ship

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

Reviewed: 02-13-18

This story picks up right when Indian Hill 1 left off. After the Aliens are revealed to the general public, the world falls in to chaos. Beth and Deb somehow find themselves alone and surviving together. They made an awesome team. However, I didn't like Beth in the first one and I really don't like her in this book. She isn't a likeable character to me. Deb on the other hand, deserved better.
In all of the disarray, Paul and Mike relationship starts to evolve. I would imagine that an alien invasion would cause emotions to run high. These characters, their actions and their motives are very different from the ZF series but in a good way. I'm also going to mention that I love Mike' s new alien bestie. I was really emotional for this one. I laughed but I could really empathize. Mark Tufo is really good at giving the humor through the horror.

  • Indian Hill

  • By: Mark Tufo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,765
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,583
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,574

Indian Hill is about an ordinary boy who grows up in relatively normal times but who finds himself thrust into an extraordinary position. Growing up in suburban Boston, Michael enjoys the trials and tribulations that all adolescents go through, from the seemingly tyrannical mother, to girl problems, to run-ins with the law. From there he escapes to college out in Colorado with his best friend, Paul, where they begin to forge new relationships with those around them. It is one girl in particular that has caught Michael's eye, and he alternately pines for her and laments ever meeting her.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Get through this one because the next two are good

  • By DCinMI on 06-12-13

Absolutely fantastic

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

Reviewed: 02-13-18

This is another universe in the Michael Talbot adventures. It features Mike's adolescence with Paul and Dennis and their infamous car accident. However this goes into a very different direction. We explore Mike's college years with his first love, Beth.
He and Beth are captured along with thousands of others by aliens and forced to fight each other to the death. I have to say that Mark Tufo has outdone himself. This was a great story about morality, bravery, courage. I always admired Mike, but I really fell in love with this character. Paul was also very different. ZF he was a bit weak. This time around he became a strong leader.
The aliens were a very interesting species. I thought of them as smart but too arrogant. Like many colonizers, they have a superiority complex. The awesome standoff at then end was inadvertantly their fault.
I would recommend this book to anyone who loves science fiction. There's action, romance, death matches, freaky aliens and hilarious dialogue.

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