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  • Under His Influence

  • By: Justine Elyot
  • Narrated by: Polly Lee
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 20

Anna Rice is avoiding a coworker's advances when she encounters enigmatic John Stone at a trendy London bar. With his impeccable suits, salt-and-pepper hair and suave demeanor, John is unlike any of the boys Anna has dated in the past: he's definitely all man. It's not long before Anna is head over heels in love, and experiencing out-of-this world erotic dreams.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Way Too Strange for Me.

  • By Lulu on 05-19-12

Twists and Turns

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

Reviewed: 11-06-12

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

Yes, it's a very good story line. Keeps you guessing thoughout. It starts off slow, but by chapter 7 it comes together....keep reading.....! Be sure you look past the English accents. Its hard to get started, but after a chapter or two, it's workth having it.

What did you like best about this story?

The mystery part of the story line. Who is the dark handsome rich guy and what is he doing....he's shady.

Which scene was your favorite?

When he explains himself to the main charactures best friend.....it still leaves so many unanswered questions.

Any additional comments?

Read it..... Very interesting.

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  • Reflected in You

  • A Crossfire Novel, Book 2
  • By: Sylvia Day
  • Narrated by: Jill Redfield
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,548
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,920
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,931

Gideon Cross: As beautiful and flawless on the outside as he was damaged and tormented on the inside. He was a bright, scorching flame that singed me with the darkest of pleasures. I couldn’t stay away. I didn’t want to. He was my addiction…my every desire…mine. My past was as violent as his, and I was just as broken. We’d never work. It was too hard, too painful…except when it was perfect. Those moments when the driving hunger and desperate love were the most exquisite insanity. We were bound by our need. And our passion would take us beyond our limits to the sweetest, sharpest edge of obsession.…

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This narration is why we buy audiobooks.

  • By Maryann on 10-14-12

Wonderful Continuation

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

Reviewed: 10-26-12

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

Yes, very much so. The performance was excellent...Book is easy and enjoyable.
If you liked the first book in this series, this won't be disappointing.

What did you like best about this story?

The charactures remind me of other stories...50 shades. It was a uplifting romance novel with a twinge of darkness.

What about Jill Redfield’s performance did you like?

Excellent. Great vocals, great impressionism. Enjoyed Jill. Wouldn't hesitate to get another read by her.

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

Just enjoyed the whole story line.

Any additional comments?

It is a romance novel, it is exactly what you would expect. It's a good read.

  • The Marriage Trap

  • By: Jennifer Probst
  • Narrated by: Madeleine Maby
  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,213
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,100
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,101

To satisfy his late father’s wishes, hot and single billionaire Michael Conte must find a bride - someone who will fit into his traditional family back home in Italy - and fast, so his engaged sister will be allowed to wed. With no intention of being tied down, Michael "proposes" to fiery, free-spirited photographer Maggie Ryan: If she will play the part of his fiancée during her trip to Milan for a photo shoot, he will keep away from her married best friend, Alexa, and stop making Maggie nuts with their too-close-for-comfort flirtations. But once in Italy, sexual tension sparks the hottest no-strings-attached arrangement on any continent....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another Simple romance, but I liked it

  • By Katheryne on 10-17-12

Nice Continuation

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

Reviewed: 10-26-12

If you could sum up The Marriage Trap in three words, what would they be?

Nice Read, I enjoyed it as much as the first book. Predictable but cute. Has funny moments that I really enjoyed.

What other book might you compare The Marriage Trap to and why?

I liked it as much as Crossfires. They are all in the catagorys like 50 Shades of Gray.

Which scene was your favorite?

It was well rounded. The author makes a smooth transition from the Marriage Bargain to this book.

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

It was "quippy" enjoyable and serious.

Any additional comments?

I am not a big one to explain a lot about a book. I just have to say I get bored very easily on books and this writter/story is entertaining and I hope there are more to come.

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  • Uncovered

  • By: Lori Foster
  • Narrated by: S. K. Heaney
  • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 220
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 150

Firefighter Harris Black stumbled across nude photos of a woman, and handwritten notes...about him. Who was this mystery woman? Harris hired a P.I. to trace her...never suspecting he'd already found her.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable

  • By Maria on 08-10-12

Very Cute Story!

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

Reviewed: 10-25-12

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

I liked the story line, it was entertaining and humorous at times.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The charactures were all very well written.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The voice sounded WAY TO YOUNG! Also, you could constantly hear the microphone she was using move. No inflections in the voice...steady straight line reader.

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

Yes, it could be done, but time restaints didn't allow it.

Any additional comments?

I think this book would have been better for me in print. The reader took away a lot of the descriptive images away.

  • The Marriage Bargain

  • Marriage to a Billionaire, Book 1
  • By: Jennifer Probst
  • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,640
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,377
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,384

To save her family home, impulsive bookstore owner Alexa Maria McKenzie casts a love spell. But she never planned on conjuring up her best friend's older brother - the powerful man who once shattered her heart.

Billionaire Nicholas Ryan doesn't believe in marriage, but in order to inherit his father's corporation, he needs a wife and needs one fast. When he discovers his sister's childhood friend is in dire financial straits, he offers Alexa a bold proposition....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny, heartbreaking

  • By SandyH on 08-12-12

Very predictable-Enjoyed the read

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

Reviewed: 10-25-12

Would you listen to The Marriage Bargain again? Why?

It was entertaining, humorous at times and just a good read.

What other book might you compare The Marriage Bargain to and why?

As with all these "romantic" "love" "lust" they are predictable.

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

Coleen did a good job with the voice adjustments. At times, it was hard to know which voice she was trying to get to, but overall her performance was very well done. I liked her sarcastic tones, and quippy attitued in her voice. I wouldn't hesitate to have her read another book.

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

Amusing-

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed the book, it was fast paced-didn't drag. I liked the fact that Alexa was an "under dog" and worked for what she believed in.

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  • Bared to You

  • A Crossfire Novel, Book 1
  • By: Sylvia Day
  • Narrated by: Jill Redfield
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,025
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,124
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,133

"Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness… He was beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I’d never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily…Gideon knew. He had demons of his own. And we would become the mirrors that reflected each other’s most private wounds…and desires."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • TOUCHING & EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER OF PASSION

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 12-02-12

It is what it is...

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

Reviewed: 10-19-12

What did you love best about Bared to You?

It is an immitation of 50 shades and a ton of other racey novels, not a bad read ....AT ALL. I enjoyed it. The story line was as expected. You could predict the book's story line after the first chapter.

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

I've not listed to J. Redfield's other performances before, so I can't judge. I can tell you I wouldn't hesitate to choose her as a reader...she is quite good. I liked the fact she was constant on her tones and I liked her jovialness to her vocals.

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

I don't think it would make a good movie.

Any additional comments?

Enjoy-take it as it is. Don't expect a hugh story line it's just enough.

  • Women's Murder Club Box Set, Volume 1

  • By: James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren, Melissa Leo, Jeremy Piven, and others
  • Length: 24 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 500
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 217
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 231

In San Francisco newlyweds are being stalked and slaughtered. Enter four unforgettable women, all friends: Lindsay, a homicide inspector in the city's police department; Claire, a medical examiner; Jill, an assistant D.A.; and Cindy, a reporter who has just started working the crime desk of the San Francisco Chronicle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Would recommend to all

  • By Stephanie on 03-30-08

Pattersons a great writter!

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

Reviewed: 10-16-12

Is there anything you would change about this book?

No, great writing as usual. Audio-needs a new reader.

Who was your favorite character and why?

All are great! They all make the story line.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Loud, soft, Loud, soft...no consistancy. Her voice is piercing at times and other times she sounds winded.

Could you see Women's Murder Club Box Set, Volume 1 being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Yes a TV Series would be good. Charactures are well liked.

Any additional comments?

Becca Battoe should be the reader....she's wonderful!

  • Fifty Shades Freed

  • Book Three of the Fifty Shades Trilogy
  • By: E. L. James
  • Narrated by: Becca Battoe
  • Length: 21 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,143
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,885
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,910

When unworldly student Anastasia Steele first encountered the driven and dazzling young entrepreneur Christian Grey it sparked a sensual affair that changed both of their lives irrevocably. Shocked, intrigued, and, ultimately, repelled by Christian’s singular erotic tastes, Ana demands a deeper commitment. Determined to keep her, Christian agrees. Now, Ana and Christian have it all - love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of possibilities for their future. But Ana knows that loving her Fifty Shades will not be easy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I really enjoyed this trilogy!

  • By Katherine on 06-12-12

Wish there were more!

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

Reviewed: 10-16-12

Where does Fifty Shades Freed rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Love the reader, she inspires the part.

What did you like best about this story?

Just a nice love story.

Which character – as performed by Becca Battoe – was your favorite?

Ana

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

I just was engrossed in the entire story.

Any additional comments?

Easy read, nice read. Books get better each time! Wish there were more!

  • Fifty Shades Darker

  • Book Two of the Fifty Shades Trilogy
  • By: E. L. James
  • Narrated by: Becca Battoe
  • Length: 19 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,425
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,461
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,464

Daunted by the singular tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house. But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, Anastasia cannot resist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Point, Well Made!!

  • By Moki on 05-04-12

2nd book mystery

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

Reviewed: 09-20-12

Would you consider the audio edition of Fifty Shades Darker to be better than the print version?

Audio reader well done! I enjoyed the book on Audio- in the car, at the farm, or just relaxing at home. I have kids and to leave this book around wouldn't be appropriate as a parent. Kids are kids. I like the privacy.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Fifty Shades Darker?

I enjoyed the 2nd book more than the first because it was more of a story line. Its heartfelt and an easy read. It does leave you wanting to find out more-the mysterious side of things are explained but not complete just yet.

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

Excellent Excellent....no hesitations on buying another book with her as the reader. Expressions, tones and articulations are great!

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

Some disturbing issues that can strike a mother in her heart. Its an awful thought of any child being abused.

Any additional comments?

Good easy read/listen. If you liked book 1, book 2 is better. I enjoyed it very much and am now listening to book 3.