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  • Love in C Minor

  • A Backroads Duet, Book 1
  • By: Mindy Michele, Michele G. Miller, Mindy Hayes
  • Narrated by: Starla Huchton
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

Seventeen-year-old Reagan seems like the perfect small-town girl. Dubbed a saint by her older brother, Lincoln, she serves the community, makes straight A’s, attends church, spends her summers working with special needs children, and is a piano-playing prodigy. When you’re the daughter of the mayor and the police chief in a sleepy Kansas town, toeing the line is easier than the alternative. That is, until her brother’s best friend changes the rules.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A CLIFFHANGER BUT WORTH THE CREDIT

  • By Joy on 10-02-18

A CLIFFHANGER BUT WORTH THE CREDIT

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

Reviewed: 10-02-18

I love the story of Ridley and Reagen. I hope Book 2 is out soon to continue the saga.

  • The 35th Year

  • By: Kimberly Cooper
  • Narrated by: Rina Adachi
  • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5

Elizabeth Blake, or Lizzie to her friends, had to let go of her identity the day she said "I do" to Victor. She became a robot that he programmed, the perfect doctor's wife. Everything from her hair to her clothes, even her long-standing relationship with her best friend Stella had to go. Lizzie soon finds herself in slacks and button down shirts and her long chestnut hair tied up in a bun. As for her sex life, even on the two occasions a year that Victor does feel like having sex, it is cold and clinical.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • DO NOT WASTE A CREDIT

  • By Joy on 02-28-17

DO NOT WASTE A CREDIT

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

Reviewed: 02-28-17

What disappointed you about The 35th Year?

The Narrator, Rina Aldachi, ruined the book. I could not even listen half way trough the book due to the monotone voice.

How could the performance have been better?

A different narrator

  • Before I Fall

  • By: Lauren Oliver
  • Narrated by: Sarah Drew
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,041
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,682
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,675

Samantha Kingston has it all: the world's most crush-worthy boyfriend, three amazing best friends, and first pick of everything at Thomas Jefferson High—from the best table in the cafeteria to the choicest parking spot. Friday, February 12, should be just another day in her charmed life. Instead, it turns out to be her last. Then she gets a second chance. Seven chances, in fact.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story... but not for kids!

  • By Bluemoon on 05-03-12

DON'T BOTHER IF YOU ARE NOT A TEENAGER

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

Reviewed: 01-26-17

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

The adolelscent/teengager groups

Any additional comments?

I listen for only an hour and a half. Thought the girl was to grow up. Just couldn't take listening anymore. Do not waste a credit.

  • Sexy Berkeley

  • Sexy Series, Book 1
  • By: Dani Lovell
  • Narrated by: MacAllister Lee - Punch Audio
  • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33

A long-distance relationship with a hot American businessman is the last thing on Beatrice Hart's mind when she drink-books a last-minute flight to glamorous Southern California. With Bea's firm belief that long distance never works, will she ever consider that an exhilarating introduction at 35,000 feet could lead to anything more than a steamy holiday romance?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely story

  • By Karlene on 06-28-15

DON'T BOTHER! A very Juvenile female character.

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

Reviewed: 01-17-17

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

No Way

What do you think your next listen will be?

Sister

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The english narration was ok.

What character would you cut from Sexy Berkeley?

Would change Bea's mentality and character so more of an adult.

Any additional comments?

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  • Entrapment

  • By: Aleatha Romig
  • Narrated by: Samantha Prescott, Brian Pallino
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 505
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 471
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 471

One chance meeting plus... One sexy, possessive alpha and one spunky, determined heroine plus... One week of uncontainable, unbridled passion plus... One impulsive decision times... Two declarations of love divided by... The sum of intertwining pasts, lies, and broken rules equals... Entrapment.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Good, but too drawn out

  • By Suzy-Ann Baker on 10-29-16

MORE...CONTUINUE PLEASE!

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

Reviewed: 11-12-16

What made the experience of listening to Entrapment the most enjoyable?

Could not put it down! Kept me in suspense the who book.

What did you like best about this story?

Lots of twists throughout, just like the who series has been.

Which character – as performed by Samantha Prescott and Brian Pallino – was your favorite?

Lennox and Brice were both great narration. I liked Samantha's "Charli" the best.

Any additional comments?

It has to have another book in the series, I hated how the ending left you wide open like a sentenced that wasn't finished.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Breaking Him

  • Love Is War, Book 1
  • By: R.K. Lilley
  • Narrated by: Sarah Naughton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 484
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 447
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 450

From internationally best-selling author R.K. Lilley comes a scorching new series with searing tension and all-consuming angst. It's love, it's war and it's Scarlett and Dante's story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heartbreaking . . . but I loved it!

  • By Michael on 12-23-15

My New Favorite Series!

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

Reviewed: 06-17-16

What made the experience of listening to Breaking Him the most enjoyable?

All of it. The narration, characters and the strong writing. Not the same old story line.

What did you like best about this story?

Dante and his protectiveness. Also, Gram's strong family bond.

What about Sarah Naughton’s performance did you like?

She did it perfectly.

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

OH, I did. Could not stop listening.

Any additional comments?

Well worth you credit.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Vengeful Love: Deception

  • Vengeful Love, Book 2
  • By: Laura Carter
  • Narrated by: Carmen Rose, Antony Ferguson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

How far would you go for the one you love? Would you keep a deadly secret? Would you risk everything? I would. And I did. Because living without Gregory Ryans is unthinkable. But I can't keep living a lie. He can't see that the only way to be free is to reveal the truth. I'm ready to put my faith in the law, but he's doing what he does best: buying a contingency plan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A greaty series!

  • By Joy on 04-28-16

A greaty series!

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

Reviewed: 04-28-16

What did you love best about Vengeful Love: Deception?

Gregory is hot and dark. Makes you want to explore his past even more.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Vengeful Love: Deception?

When the decision for their future comes in.

Have you listened to any of Carmen Rose and Antony Ferguson ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I love both Carmen and Anthony. They definitely did the story justice. The accents were wonderful. Would listen to either of them again.

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

It made me laugh. But I did cry more.

Any additional comments?

Cannot wait for the 3rd book. I hope it comes out soon.

  • PULSE - The Complete Series

  • Part One, Part, Two, Part Three & Part Four
  • By: Deborah Bladon
  • Narrated by: Samantha Cook, Aiden Snow
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

Jessica Roth dumped her boyfriend, moved to New York, and wanted desperately to start her new life off with a bang - a literal mind-blowing, soul-shaking night of pure, raw, memory-making sex. She thought her one-time chance encounter with attorney Nathan Moore in a hotel room would become a jumping point for her exciting, single, and adventurous life in the city. One night turned into two, into four, and into more - always at the same place, always at the same time, no last names, no personal details, and absolutely no complications.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Lots of sex.

  • By Joy on 04-28-16

Lots of sex.

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

Reviewed: 04-28-16

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

It was ok. Not a lot of story until last part of the book.

Would you ever listen to anything by Deborah Bladon again?

yes

What does Samantha Cook and Aiden Snow bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The narrators were very good. Practically made the book.

Did PULSE - The Complete Series inspire you to do anything?

Like the sex in the book, but could have had a lot more story to it.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Portland Storm: The First Period

  • Portland Storm, Books 1-3
  • By: Catherine Gayle
  • Narrated by: Angel Clark
  • Length: 27 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62

Dana Campbell has spent the past seven years in self-imposed isolation for a crime she didn't commit. The danger is well in the past, but her panic attacks make it impossible to have a normal, healthy relationship with a man. Even her counselor has given up on her. She has to find someone she trusts to help her fight through the panic, or her seven-year ordeal will become a lifetime sentence. There's only one man she feels safe enough to ask.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Realistic Characters, and Yes! the Hockey's Right

  • By Susan on 02-18-16

Sounds like a story for teenagers,

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

Reviewed: 04-28-16

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Only if the friend was young or like simple love stories.

If you’ve listened to books by Catherine Gayle before, how does this one compare?

no

How could the performance have been better?

The narration made the story even worse.

Did Portland Storm: The First Period inspire you to do anything?

no

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Blow

  • Tainted Love Duet Series #1
  • By: Kim Karr
  • Narrated by: Joe Arden, Maxine Mitchell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 56

Logan McPherson is devastatingly handsome, fearless, and haunted by deadly ties. Elle Sterling is breathtakingly beautiful, determined, and in harm's way. They should have parted. They didn't. And now time is running out. One hundred sixty-eight hours. That's all that remains. While Logan fights to save them, Elle is forced to make a choice that could change everything.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Heroine's stupidity is an embarrassment to Women

  • By sharktail on 02-17-17

Ahh Yeah! Let the sparks fly!

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

Reviewed: 12-21-15

What did you love best about Blow?

The humor in the slang sayings and how Camden & Keegan turn sparks into fireworks!

Have you listened to any of Joe Arden and Maxine Mitchell ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I do not recall listening to these narrators but they were terrific.

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

I listened to this book throughout the day. I could not put it away.

Any additional comments?

You must listen to this one. A true modern romance that will give you butterflies.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful