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  • Sweet Ruin

  • Immortals After Dark, Book 16
  • By: Kresley Cole
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 14 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,943
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,798
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,792

Growing up, orphaned Josephine didn't know who or what she was - just that she was "bad", an outcast with strange powers. Protecting her baby brother, Thaddeus, became her entire life. The day he was taken away began Jo's transition from angry girl...to would-be superhero...to enchanting villain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • EXCEEDED EXPECTATION!

  • By BluBumbleB on 12-28-15

Robert Petkoff AMAZING!!!

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

Reviewed: 10-14-16

Would you listen to Sweet Ruin again? Why?

Of course I would listen to this book again and hopefully I will enjoy it more. I'll give it another chance for the narrator. This one wasn't my favorite. I don't like how it started by having the main character Ruin having sex with a complete stranger and the future love interest Josephine is watching the whole thing. Gross! It sickens me and it was hard to like Ruin and respect Jo.

What did you like best about this story?

I do like how it ends.

What about Robert Petkoff’s performance did you like?

His vocal acting is always #1. PERFECT!!! I love how he makes the story come to life. I love the sound of his voice.

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

No, not at all. It's not Robert Petkoff narrating skills, actually that's the main reason I kept listening to the story. It was how the story started. It made me unable to like the main characters. Wish Kresley Cole didn't write Ruin having sex with another woman when Jo first meets him. Really that made it hard to like the story at all.

Any additional comments?

I'm going to re-read the whole series and try this book once more. Maybe I wont be so sicken by how it first started.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Player

  • The Game Maker, Book 3
  • By: Kresley Cole
  • Narrated by: Kimberly Alexis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 713
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 664
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 663

In Las Vegas, Sin City, Dmitri Sevastyan finds her, Victoria Valentine - sexy, vulnerable, and in need of a protector. Obsession takes root deep inside him. Despite a history tainted with violation and betrayal, he will stop at nothing to possess her. Descended from a long line of con artists, 24-year-old Victoria, a.k.a. Vice, needs the score of a lifetime to keep her loved ones safe. She sets her sights on gorgeous and rich Dmitri Sevastyan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ANOTHER WINNER. WE NEED 12 MORE BROTHERS

  • By I HATE THIS NEW LOOK on 07-02-16

Ready to play...

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

Reviewed: 10-14-16

What made the experience of listening to The Player the most enjoyable?

I first read the book and couldn't seem to put it down. Some of the lingo needed to be more explained but still was enjoyable. I like closing my eyes and listen to the narrator and fall into the story.

What other book might you compare The Player to and why?

The other two in this series. I like that its hot, steamy and cleaver.

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

Yes, I own the other two books of this series and love them. The Master is my favorite! I was a bit confused as to why the same narrator said their names differently. Honestly, it frustrated me but maybe I'm anal.

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

I love how it concluded. I was completely surprised and most books never surprise me.

Any additional comments?

Kresley Cole is an amazing writer.

  • The Warlord Wants Forever

  • Immortals After Dark, Book 1
  • By: Kresley Cole
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,078
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,003
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,001

Nikolai Wroth, a ruthless vampire general, will stop at nothing to find his bride, the one woman who can "blood" him, making his heart beat and filling him with strength. Coldly interested only in the power his bride will bring, he can hardly believe when Myst the Coveted awakens him body - and soul.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Robert Petkoff made me buy it

  • By S. Fornera on 10-08-16

Narrated by Robert Petkoff... need I say more!

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

Reviewed: 10-14-16

What made the experience of listening to The Warlord Wants Forever the most enjoyable?

I love this whole series and was please when I found out that this was being narrated by Robert Petkoff the BEST narrator EVER! I read the book and now I listen to it and its awesome! Worth every penny.

What did you like best about this story?

I love how the characters are written, the plot and of course the narrator.

What about Robert Petkoff’s performance did you like?

Everything!!! I love how he brings the story to life. His voice acting is superb. AMAZING!!!

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

You'll want more...

Any additional comments?

Buy the whole series you wont regret it!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Destined for an Early Grave

  • Night Huntress, Book 4
  • By: Jeaniene Frost
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,007
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,028
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,039

Since half-vampire Cat Crawfield and her undead lover Bones met six years ago, they’ve fought against the rogue undead, battled a vengeful Master vampire, and pledged their devotion with a blood bond. Now it’s time for a vacation. But their hopes for a perfect Paris holiday are dashed when Cat awakes one night in terror. She’s having visions of a vampire named Gregor, who’s more powerful than Bones and has ties to her past that even Cat herself didn’t know about.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-26-10

Destiny

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

Reviewed: 02-29-16

Would you consider the audio edition of Destined for an Early Grave to be better than the print version?

Yes, all due to Tavia Gilbert. She is an amazing narrator.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Destined for an Early Grave?

***Spoiler Alert*** When Cat and her mother becomes a vampire

What about Tavia Gilbert’s performance did you like?

I like how she makes the characters come to life and feel like real people.

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

It's like a roller-coaster making you scream with frustration, cry with joy and smile that Bones and Cat are together.

Any additional comments?

The series are worth owning.

  • Bound by Flames

  • Night Prince, Book 3
  • By: Jeaniene Frost
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,324
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,070
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,063

Leila's years on the carnie circuit were certainly an education. What she didn't learn: how to be a vampire, or how to be married to the most famous vampire of them all. Adjusting to both has Leila teetering on a knife edge between passion and peril, and now the real danger is about to begin...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Snoopy happy dance!

  • By RabidReads on 02-02-15

Keeps you wanting more...

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

Reviewed: 02-29-16

What did you love best about Bound by Flames?

Everything but be forewarn this will give you an emotional roller-coaster.

What did you like best about this story?

I like Vlad.

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

She makes you feel like you are experiencing the story in real life. Amazing narrator!!!

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

This story will hit you hard in the gut. The emotions will run wild. You will laugh, cry, feel brutally beaten and at the end you want more.

Any additional comments?

Buy it!

  • Happily Never After

  • By: Jeaniene Frost
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 439
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 412
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 410

Isabella Spaga is about to reluctantly walk down the aisle with Mr. Dangerously Wrong…but not if dashing vampire Chance has anything to say about it. As a favor to Bones, Chance has come to derail this wedding of beauty to the beast. Now if only he can keep his hands off the bride. From New York Times best-selling author Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress world, it's the wedding of the season…that everyone wants to miss. (Originally appeared in Weddings from Hell anthology.)

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable Short Story

  • By Hassan on 07-02-14

It's so.... worth a Chance (wink, wink)

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

Reviewed: 02-29-16

What did you love best about Happily Never After?

I like the story concept and the characters.

What did you like best about this story?

I like Chance and Isabella, also her grandma.

Which scene was your favorite?

The scene when the goons see Chance, a vampire still alive (unalive) after they shot him dead and toss his body in the lake with the fishes.

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

Every time I listen or read this story I smile at the end wanting more. I wish it wasn't a short story. It was that good!

Any additional comments?

Buy it and you'll love it!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Devil to Pay

  • By: Jeaniene Frost
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 369
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 348
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 349

Blake Turner had it all - until a demon decided to take residence in his soul. Plagued with constant black outs and a trail of dead bodies in his wake, Blake thinks vampire Elise is his best chance at ending the nightmare. It's just too bad he's fallen in love with the gorgeous vamp right before he has to die… Featuring characters from New York Times bestselling author Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress world. (Originally appeared in Four Dukes and a Devil anthology)

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely nightmare

  • By C. McNeil on 02-29-16

Lovely nightmare

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

Reviewed: 02-29-16

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

I love this short story. The premises of the book is intriguing and I really like the characters.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I like Blake and Elise, both works perfectly with each other.

What about Tavia Gilbert’s performance did you like?

I like how she envelopes you into the story.

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

***Spoiler Alert*** at the end when Elise is trying to bring back Blake and fear he's not going to come back.

Any additional comments?

Worth every penny!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Switch

  • By: Lynsay Sands
  • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166

When they first met Lord Jeremy William Radcliffe, Charlie and her twin sister, Elizabeth, were escaping from their uncle - taking turns acting the young gentleman to avoid detection. But Charlie couldn't help falling head over heels-and out of a window - for the handsome lord. Of course, that was only the beginning; Lord Radcliffe insisted on showing "him" and her lovely sister to London. But how could he do that? With every touch, Radcliffe seemed unknowingly to incite indecent desires in Charlie, and his fraternal intent was certain to land her in a fine mess.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very entertaining...

  • By SIMARA on 09-23-14

A few laughs...

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

Reviewed: 02-29-16

Would you consider the audio edition of The Switch to be better than the print version?

The print was better not the audio. I disliked narrator, her voice got on my nerves.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The most intriguing part was how Lord Jeremy started to have feeling for the female twin, Charlie dressed up as a guy. The scenes were funny. Least part was the gambling aspect.

What three words best describe Fiona Hardingham’s voice?

Please kill me.

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

No, haven't even finished the audio version yet.

Any additional comments?

Buy the eBook version and save your money on the audio.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Professional: Part 3: The Game Maker, Book 1

  • By: Kresley Cole
  • Narrated by: Kimberly Alexis
  • Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 920
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 842
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 841

Mafia enforcer Aleksandr "The Siberian" Sevastyan's loyalty to his boss is unwavering, until he meets the boss’s long-lost daughter, a curvy, tantalizing redhead who haunts his mind and heats his blood like no other. Ordered to protect her, Sevastyan will do anything to possess her as well - on his own wicked terms. PhD student Natalie Porter had barely recovered from her first sight of the breathtakingly gorgeous Sevastyan before the professional hit man whisks her away to Russia, thrusting her into a world of extreme wealth and wanton pleasures.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Get the complete book, skip the serial format

  • By Katheryne on 02-21-14

The game is on... Part 3

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

Reviewed: 02-29-16

What made the experience of listening to The Professional: Part 3: The Game Maker, Book 1 the most enjoyable?

listen to the series out of order and read The Master first. Honestly, I loved it more but this story was enjoyable too. I waited for all three parts before buying it per the customer reviews. My suggestion is buy all of them at once.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I like Natalie the most and Jessica, her best friend the least.

What about Kimberly Alexis’s performance did you like?

I like how she shows her emotions making you connect with the characters.

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

Right before the end of the book I wanted to scream at the romantic interest because he was being stubborn. It works out at the end.

  • The Professional: Part 2: The Game Maker, Book 1

  • By: Kresley Cole
  • Narrated by: Kimberly Alexis
  • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 939
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 867
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 872

Mafia enforcer Aleksandr "The Siberian" Sevastyan’s loyalty to his boss is unwavering, until he meets the boss’ long-lost daughter, a curvy, tantalizing redhead who haunts his mind and heats his blood like no other. Ordered to protect her, Sevastyan will do anything to possess her as well - on his own wicked terms. PhD student Natalie Porter had barely recovered from her first sight of the breathtakingly gorgeous Sevastyan before the professional hit man whisks her away to Russia, thrusting her into a world of extreme wealth and wanton pleasures. With every day she spends under his protection, she falls deeper under his masterful spell.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Middle Book Syndrome?

  • By Katheryne on 01-22-14

The game is on... Part 2

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

Reviewed: 02-29-16

Would you listen to The Professional: Part 2: The Game Maker, Book 1 again? Why?

I listen to the series out of order and read The Master first. Honestly, I loved it more but this story was enjoyable too. I waited for all three parts before buying it per the customer reviews. My suggestion is buy all of them at once.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Professional: Part 2: The Game Maker, Book 1?

There is an emotional scene that made me cry (don't want to give any spoilers.)

What about Kimberly Alexis’s performance did you like?

I listened to The Master first and I loved her voice as a narrator. However, the character Jessica was a bit annoying and maybe it was her personality.

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

Yes, I started with Part 1 and kept reading on to Part 3.