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Spotswood, NJ, United States
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  • The Hookup

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Lance Greenfield, Stella Bloom
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,471
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,296
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,287

When the new girl in town, Eliza "Izzy" Forrester, decides to hit the local drinking hole, she's not ready to meet the town's good, solid guy. She's definitely not prepared to engage in her very first hookup with him. Then Izzy wakes up the next morning in Johnny Gamble's bed, and good girl Izzy finds she likes being bad for Johnny. Even so, Izzy feels Johnny holding her at arm's length. He's in love with someone else. Someone who left him and did it leaving him broken.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A WHIRLWIND OF WICKEDLY WONDERFUL FEELS

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 12-23-17

Had a tough time with the male narrator

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

Reviewed: 11-26-18

I liked the story and love Stella Bloom...I just felt the male narration was over the top. It was overly intense.

  • Out of Nowhere

  • Middle of Somewhere, Book 2
  • By: Roan Parrish
  • Narrated by: Spencer Goss
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,088
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,039
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,036

The only thing in Colin Mulligan's life that makes sense is taking cars apart and putting them back together. In the auto shop where he works with his father and brothers, he tries to get through the day without having a panic attack or flying into a rage. Drinking helps. So does running and lifting weights until he can hardly stand. But none of it can change the fact that he's gay, a secret he has kept from everyone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5+ Stars for Spectacular Narration!

  • By Belen on 07-10-16

Excellent...couldn't stop listening!

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

Reviewed: 07-24-16

If you could sum up Out of Nowhere in three words, what would they be?

Couldn't stop listening!

Who was your favorite character and why?

I loved Rafe...and surprisingly Colin! I was skeptical after the way Colin was perceived in the first book, so glad I chose to listen! Hoping there is a 3rd book!!!

Any additional comments?

Keep writing! Can't wait to read/listen to more!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • To Die For

  • By: Linda Howard
  • Narrated by: Franette Liebow
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 434
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 342
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 344

Blair Mallory lives the good life. She's pretty, confident, and the owner of a thriving upscale fitness center. But in the shadow of success, a troubled member of the club develops a strange fixation on her, imitating her style and dress. Matters take a darker turn when the look-alike is shot dead - and Blair witnesses the horror.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Narration too horrible to listen to

  • By Lifelong Reader on 01-16-09

I couldn't listen to this

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

Reviewed: 11-03-15

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

I am not sure if the story was any good or not....I couldn't get past the voice. It just didn't work for me

Has To Die For turned you off from other books in this genre?

No, just the narrator

  • Without Regret

  • By: R. L. Mathewson
  • Narrated by: Stella Bloom
  • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336

Chris Williams is used to making sacrifices. For years he's done his duty by his family and his calling as he awaited the one person that was meant for him. When she finally came into his life, she was nothing like the woman he'd expected. Instead of being the warrior ready to help him protect his family and the humans under his care he got.....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Approach with caution!

  • By Lilian on 02-16-15

What happened here!

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

Reviewed: 10-09-15

Is this really the same author? Hates the characters. Kept skipping ahead and finally gave up. Nothing redeemable about these two.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • When Snow Falls

  • Whiskey Creek, Book 2
  • By: Brenda Novak
  • Narrated by: Tara Sands
  • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 451
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 398
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 400

After growing up in cheap motels, moving from town to town with her sister and mother, Cheyenne Christensen is grateful to be on her own. She’s grateful, too, for the friends she found once her family settled in California. But she’s troubled by the mystery of her earliest memories, most of which feature a smiling blonde woman. A woman who isn’t her mother. Although Cheyenne has repeatedly asked for explanations, the people who could help aren’t talking.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Conflicted (SPOILER ALERT!!)

  • By Francesca R. on 02-08-15

I liked it

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

Reviewed: 10-22-13

Where does When Snow Falls rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I love Brenda Novak's books. This did not disappoint.

What was one of the most memorable moments of When Snow Falls?

I liked the story...I just got annoyed with the friends.

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

I wasn't sure about the voice at first but throughout the book I did enjoy the inflections.

  • The Wrong Hostage

  • By: Elizabeth Lowell
  • Narrated by: Maria Tucci
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91

Orphaned at 13, Grace Silva clawed her way out of poverty and violence to become one of the most respected judges on the federal bench. Grace believes in the rule of law, lives it, breathes it. She has always been buttoned up and buttoned down. Except once.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The Wrong Narrator

  • By Pamela Harvey on 06-23-06

Great Story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-22-08

Loved the story although I am not sure I would want to listen to another with this narrator.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Darkest Night

  • Lords of the Underworld, Book 1
  • By: Gena Showalter
  • Narrated by: Max Bellmore
  • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,866
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,970
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,976

All her life, Ashlyn Darrow has been tormented by voices from the past. To end the nightmare, she has come to Budapest seeking help from men rumored to have supernatural abilities, not knowing she'll be swept into the arms of Maddox, their most dangerous member - a man trapped in a hell of his own.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • sexy.....

  • By Patsy G. on 12-21-09

Interesting Story line

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-31-08

I like the premise of this series and did get hooked in but thought it was a bit overdone in some ways. Would have preferred some less graphic love scenes. The dialog there was a but much and became quite predictable.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful