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Cory Ida

Kearns, UT
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  • Silver-Tongued Devil

  • Portland Devils, Book 1
  • By: Rosalind James
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 806
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 736
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 734

Blake Orbison's pro football career with the Portland Devils may have come crashing to an end, but not calling the signals anymore just gives him more time to devote to his business enterprises, including the latest and greatest: the opening of the Wild Horse Resort in scenic north Idaho. And that other one, too. Blake's on the marriage track now, and he's got a game plan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • That Blake is a smooth Southern dude!

  • By Michele Z on 01-26-17

Bad narration, good story

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

Tanya Eby has a horrible voice, which is both gravelly AND nasally. The only part that wasn't awful was when she speaks a man's lines. Otherwise, it's nasally and gravelly and sort of breathy
It was almost enough to make me stop listening several times, but the story and the characters (the step dad is AMAZING) were really good.

  • Takes Two to Tackle

  • Santa Fe Bobcats Series, Book 3
  • By: Jeanette Murray
  • Narrated by: Carly Robins
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Football player Stephen Harrison has hit rock bottom - he's fresh out of rehab, lost too much weight to be an effective offensive lineman, and has no support system in place. The Bobcats staff suggests that he get a life coach to keep him sober and get him back into playing shape, but Stephen says that his girlfriend will help. Too bad he doesn't have one.... Luckily for Stephen, he does have a housekeeper.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I. Love. This. Book.

  • By Cory Ida on 07-31-18

I. Love. This. Book.

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

Reviewed: 07-31-18

I read this book three years ago and fell in love with Stephen. He has such a huge heart and I loved how he fought through alcoholism and how humble and kind he was, and how he struggled with his body image.
I finally listened to/read the first two books in the series before listening to this one again and I love Stephen even more now, which I honestly didn't think was possible. You are introduced to him at the beginning of the first book and he plays a pretty big role in that book and I LOVE HIM.
Mags is awesome, too - fantastic, really - but Stephen is one of my favorite heroes ever.

  • So Tough to Tame

  • By: Victoria Dahl
  • Narrated by: Genvieve Bevier
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 48

Tough to tame, but not too tough to love…Charlie Allington is supposed to be on the fast track to the top-a small-town girl who was making it big in her career. Instead, she's reeling from a scandal that's pretty much burned all her bridges. Now, out of options, she needs a place to lick her wounds and figure out her future. True, working at a ski resort in rugged Jackson Hole, Wyoming, isn't her dream job. But if there's one perk to coming back, it's a certain sexy hometown boy who knows how to make a girl feel welcome.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't listen to the narrator for 5 mins

  • By Cory Ida on 06-12-18

Couldn't listen to the narrator for 5 mins

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

Reviewed: 06-12-18

Genvieve Bevier has a great voice, but she pauses oddly in the middle of sentences and puts inflection in random words.
Like if Christopher Walken had a woman's voice.
I couldn't handle five minutes.

  • The Hot One

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Zachary Webber, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,192
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,067
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,059

Ever notice that sometimes a guy will do something really stupid, like let the love of his life slip through his fingers? Yeah. I'm that guy. But the instant I run into her again I've got one goal and one goal only—a second chance. The plan? Go big or go home. Fine, at first glance, stripping naked at my ex-girlfriend's place of work might not seem like the brightest way to win her heart again. But trust me on this count—she always liked me best without any clothes on. And sometimes you've got to play to your strengths when you're fighting an uphill battle.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Unbelievable! Couldn't Relate at All!

  • By Carol on 08-18-18

Fantastic narration and LB can do no wrong

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

Reviewed: 06-11-18

Well, his voice can't quite melt butter (and panties) like Sebastian York's, but this is the second book I've listened to with Zachary Webber narrating and he's FANTASTIC. Andi Arndt is my favorite female narrator so of course I loved her performance, but I was surprised to be looking forward to ZW chapters.
This book is not my favorite Lauren Blakeley (probably barely cracks top 10), but Tyler and Delaney are both very likable, their chemistry was great, the sex was hot, and as always there are stellar supporting characters (Simon - swoon - is my favorite LB hero and if you haven't read The Sexy One, fix that).
One thing that LB is brilliant at is showing strong, multifaceted, wonderful friendships. I love that.

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  • Cake

  • A Love Story
  • By: J. Bengtsson
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Joe Arden
  • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,169
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,669
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,652

Jake McKallister might have been a rock star, but he was no ordinary one. Surviving an unspeakable crime as a young teen had shaped him into a guarded workaholic, and he now lived his life trying to forget. If it hadn't been for music and the redemption he found through it, he might not have survived. Career success came easily for him. Personal connections did not.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Freakin Rockin Book

  • By Alanna on 12-22-16

Beautiful story

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

Reviewed: 06-04-18

I don't usually like to read NA or YA (under 25) romance because I usually feel like it will be a HFN rather than HAE, but I'm glad I downloaded this book.
First, let me say that I love all things Andi Arndt but Joe Arden nearly ruined this for me. This is the second book I've listened to with him narrating and his voice and inflection are not enjoyable.
Back to the story. Holy sh!t, Jake has been through hell.
Please pay attention when I say TRIGGER WARNING. Jake's ordeal (kidnapped by a serial killer when he was 13) is alluded to throughout the story, and you learn bits and pieces, but he actually explains every detail of his escape at one point and it was graphic and brutal and horrifying.
Casey was a good match for him and I loved how genuinely awesome each found each other. They didn't play mind games and they communicated well (he struggled with it, but that was understandable and he did work on it). I wasn't crazy about her just letting him but her stuff and pay for everything, but it wasn't like she was taking advantage of him AT ALL, and it was stuff he wanted to do that she agreed to.
The conflict was not even between the two of them - it was life circumstances. It was a real couple facing terrible obstacles.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Getting Schooled

  • By: Emma Chase
  • Narrated by: Zachary Webber, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,768
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,623
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,623

Garrett Daniels has this whole life thing figured out. The cocky, charismatic former high school star quarterback is an idolized football coach and "cool" teacher in the hometown where he's not just a golden boy - he's platinum. He has good friends, a great house on the lake, and the best damn sidekick a man could ask for: Snoopy, the albino beagle. Then...Callie Carpenter comes home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious yet Romantic

  • By Maya on 04-07-18

I loved this way more than I expected to

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

Reviewed: 05-29-18

I'm not a huge fan of second chance romance and the first chapter made it seem like Garrett was going to be a cocky bastard, but he was awesome. I also didn't think I'd like Callie that much based on her first scene, but she was great, too.
Emma Chase did an amazing job making the town they live in real, full of interesting characters and a strong community. She especially did a fantastic job with the school, the students, and the different dynamics with fellow employees, each other, and the students.
Garrett was amazing - smart and funny, but also principled and steadfast. He was clearly passionate about what he did (and the kids he taught and coached), but he was also a great brother, uncle, and friend.
Callie was great, too, and she clearly had a big heart.
I loved how honest and mature they were together, and how they obviously respected each other, supported each other, and loved each other.
As for narration, I always love Andi Arndt. She's my favorite female narrator. I was skeptical of Zachary Webber at first but he grew on me and honestly, he was PERFECT for Garrett.

  • The Baller

  • By: Vi Keeland
  • Narrated by: Mackenzie Cartwright, Sean Crisden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,999
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,861
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,860

The first time I met Brody Easton was in the men's locker room. It was my first interview as a professional sportscaster. The famed quarterback decided to bare all. And by all, I don't mean he told me any of his secrets. No. The arrogant ass decided to drop his towel just as I asked the first question. On camera.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!!!

  • By BeachBabeButterfly on 04-23-16

Horrible male narrator, couldn't listen to it when

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

Reviewed: 05-27-18

I love Vi Keeland and was looking forward to listening to this. I'm not a huge fan of Mackenzie Cartwright (she sounds a bit like she's auditioning for a phone sex operator position), but she's okay.
Sean Crisden, on the other hand? I made it through less than two minutes listening to him. High pitched and nasally, his narration is almost the opposite of what a sexy pro football player should sound like.

  • Throb

  • By: Vi Keeland
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Molly Glenmore
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,206
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,058
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,050

Eight weeks ago I signed a contract. It seemed like a good idea at the time: a handsome bachelor, luxury accommodations, and a chance to win a prize my family desperately needed. There were some rules, though - lots of them actually. I had to follow the script and avoid dating, sex, or disclosing the terms of the deal. After my self-imposed moratorium on men last year, it wouldn't be hard to live up to my end of the bargain...or so I thought.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome story!

  • By Angelica Quintero on 08-23-15

Sebastian York is always great, but this book? No

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

Reviewed: 04-17-18

Sebastian York is, as always, flawless. I still wasn't crazy about the book, though.
I might have liked it more with a different female narrator - her voice sounded like she's been smoking for 30 years, and her male voices are awful - but honestly, I don't think I would have loved it anyway. I liked Flynn way more than Cooper (H) and I wasn't super crazy about Kate (h), either. I like Vi Keeland and would like to read Flynn's book because he deserves a HAE.
The H/h in this book? Not so much.

  • Pucked

  • By: Helena Hunting
  • Narrated by: Nathan Everett, Muffy Newtown
  • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,527
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,357
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,361

With a famous NHL player for a stepbrother, Violet Hall is well acquainted with the playboy reputation of many a hockey star. So of course she isn't interested in legendary team captain Alex Waters or his pretty, beat-up face and rock-hard six-pack abs. But when Alex inadvertently obliterates Violet's misapprehension regarding the inferior intellect of hockey players, he becomes much more than just a hot body with the face to match.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narration

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-25-16

The worst male narrator I've ever heard. DNF

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

Reviewed: 04-16-18

I made it through 52 seconds of Nathan Everett's narration.
It was so, so bad. I couldn't decide if he sounded like an accountant with a pocket protector and his pleated khaki pants hiked up to his waist, someone with a Scottish accent trying and failing miserably to sound American, or maybe an Australian trying to sound Canadian. Maybe a combination of all three. It was horrible, and pretty much the antithesis of the smart, sex-god hero.
Muffy Newtown was actually great, including her male voices. It's too bad she couldn't narrate the whole book.
I would have liked to have continued listening, but I can't tolerate another second of the male narrator's voice.
The story was sort of fun and would have been much sexier if the heroine didn't refer to her vagina as a beaver every five seconds. Seriously. She called it a beaver DURING sex. Yuck.
Anyway, I feel like I could have liked this book if I'd gotten through more of the story, but I just can't do it.

  • Tapping the Billionaire

  • Bad Boy Billionaires Series, Book 1
  • By: Max Monroe
  • Narrated by: CJ Bloom, Eric Michael Summerer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,417
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,252
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,250

Blind dates? Online dating profiles? Been there, done that. Georgia Cummings has zero luck with dating, and the era of the Internet is not her friend. No matter how fast she runs, how many corners she turns, she can't find her way out of this weird, alternate universe where men think dick pics are a replacement for small talk and getting to know a girl. One more crotch selfie and she might write men off for good. But why can't she stop fantasizing about him?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet Funny Romance!!!

  • By Ashley D on 09-22-16

Extremely lovable hero

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

Reviewed: 04-16-18

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

Yes, because it was HILARIOUS, sexy, and had a great cast of characters.

What other book might you compare Tapping the Billionaire to and why?

I don't know what else to compare it to, but the only other book I've read by Max Monroe is Dr. OB(scene), which is about the heroine of this book's brother, although it takes place years after this book. Both stories are full of humor and sexytimes. I'd say this book was hotter and the hero was to die for, but the other book was so funny that there was one instance where I laughed so hard, I woke my husband up.

What does CJ Bloom and Eric Michael Summerer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I wasn't actually a big fan of CJ Bloom. She was okay, but there were some voices she did that sounded whiny.
Eric Michael Summerer has an incredibly deep voice, and it was also mellow. It worked perfectly with the super-nice-guy hero - deep and manly, but also gentle.

Any additional comments?

I. Love. Good. Guys.
I know a lot of people love alphaholes, but I'm not one of them. You give me a genuinely good guy in a story and I will absolutely swoon. The hero in this book was kind, thoughtful, friendly, respectful, and willing to be vulnerable. All of that, and he was still strong and masculine.