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April Blaine

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  • How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days

  • By: Kerrelyn Sparks
  • Narrated by: Jill Tanner
  • Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 257
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253

The first book in a bold new fantasy romance series by New York Times best-selling author Kerrelyn Sparks. Luciana grew up on the Isle of Moon, hidden away because of her magical powers. But when her father arrives, he offers her a choice: remain on the island or return with him and marry the Beast of Benwick in order to save their legacy - and her father's life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful tale, narrator did not do the story much justice.

  • By Sonja on 03-26-17

Great start to a new series

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

Reviewed: 03-26-17

Loved the new characters, lots of danger and backstory to make the actions work. Can't wait for the next one.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Tennessee Takedown

  • Harlequin Intrigue
  • By: Lena Diaz
  • Narrated by: Marcie Millard
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

It can't be a coincidence that in the past 24 hours, three different thugs have tried to kill or abduct Ashley Parrish. Sexy SWAT team leader Dillon Gray saved her, but now he wonders why someone would want to murder the beautiful accountant…and why he finds her so infuriatingly attractive. Then the FBI comes after Ashley for embezzlement, and Dillon knows he must protect her from a killer and prove she's being framed. Taking her on a hair-raising run through dangerous terrain barely fazes him. But wanting her for more than just one night scares the hell out of him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • He'd given her a battery

  • By April Blaine on 10-08-16

He'd given her a battery

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-08-16

This is one on my faves (more than one reading) because each character is full, complete and builds through the story. I loved the setting, the completeness of the side characters while focusing on the plot line and the bad guys. Loved it.

  • When You Dare

  • By: Lori Foster
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 728
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 621
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 628

Readers can “feel heat radiating off the pages” ( Publishers Weekly) of New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Lori Foster’s steamy romances. Her work has even earned her a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. The first in her compelling Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor series, When You Dare is sure to satisfy Foster’s loyal fans—and win her new ones.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I purchased this because narrated by Jim Frangione

  • By KIA on 07-26-11

My favorite of the series

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

Reviewed: 02-13-16

Such a good strong hero and heroine. Great secondary characters who all deserved their own stories.

  • Forever Buckhorn

  • By: Lori Foster
  • Narrated by: Isabelle Gordon
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216

Gabe Kasper, the heartthrob of Buckhorn County, Kentucky, can have any woman he wants. But it's prickly, uptight Elizabeth Parks who gets under his skin. She thinks Gabe's some kind of hero and wants an interview for her thesis. Jordan Somerville thinks he wants a woman who's a paragon of virtue. But then the gentle veterinarian - rescuer of strays - meets Georgia Barnes, single mother and exotic dancer. She's a far cry from Jordan's dream woman - and she's made it clear that he's hardly her dream man, either.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet n sexy

  • By SIMARA on 09-18-12

So why no audible for Casey?

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-09-16

You get us hooked on the family but don't have Casey's story? Really. Get Casey's story on audible.

  • Against the Sky

  • By: Kat Martin
  • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128

In America's last wilderness there are no limits to what a man can do. For detective Nick Brodie, that means keeping the perps off the streets of Anchorage 24/7. Nick has never backed down from danger, but after the horrors he's seen, he's definitely in need of a break. Samantha Hollis never thought she'd meet anyone like Nick, especially in a place like Las Vegas. But after one reckless, passionate night, she discovers the charismatic stranger is everything she wants in a man. But can he ever be anything more than a one-night stand?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is the story that got me hooked on Brodies

  • By April Blaine on 10-07-15

This is the story that got me hooked on Brodies

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-07-15

I read this one (out of order) and it was so good, I made a commitment to the series. GREAT HERO! Strong heroine who decided what she would do in her life taking into account how her actions would impact others.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Game of Chance

  • By: Linda Howard
  • Narrated by: Kali Dziuba
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 481
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 417
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 426

On the trail of a vicious criminal, agent Chance Mackenzie found the perfect bait for his trap: Sunny Miller. So Chance made himself the only man she could trust—and then arranged for her long-missing father to find out about them.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ruined A Perfectly Good Book

  • By Nina on 11-01-11

Great ending, although She should have hit Chance

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-28-15

I loved the continuation of the family characters but more importantly, I adored the fully fledged character of Sunny. Her motives and background were fully explained and I loved her personality.

  • Midnight Promises

  • By: Lisa Marie Rice
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Hart
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134

When a gorgeous, bleeding woman on the run falls into the arms of Sean "Metal" O'Brien, the former SEAL medic knows just what he can do. Heal her. Tend to her. Keep her safe. What he can't seem to do is keep his guard up. Something about the haunted, hunted beauty knocks down all his defenses. Felicity Ward is no stranger to secrets. She was raised in the Witness Protection Program, and her whole childhood was a lie. But she couldn't have known that her family's secrets, secrets she didn't even know she was keeping, could spark a nuclear war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this series

  • By Books R Us on 07-13-15

Loved it, good mystery, great romance

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

Reviewed: 07-11-15

With Metal (the nickname makes sense) caring for wounded techie, Felicity Ward, a sweet romance comes to life. I love how Felicity is so brilliant but they discover they can enjoy each others strengths. Great narration.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Midnight Vengeance

  • By: Lisa Marie Rice
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Hart
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198

Morton "Jacko" Jackman isn't afraid of anything. He's a former Navy SEAL sniper, and he's been in more firefights than most people have had hot meals. Lauren Dare scares the crap out of him. Gorgeous, talented, and refined, she's the type of woman who could never be interested in a roughneck like him. So he's loved her fiercely in secret, taken her art classes, and kept a watchful but comfortable distance. Until now.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome!!

  • By Char on 07-15-15

Great to have the audio to continue the series

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

Reviewed: 07-10-15

Jacko has been a memorable character from the start of the series. He has matured and his relationship with artist Lauren is very sweet and satisfying. Love the continuation of the characters from the Midnight series but they keep in the background, allowing the focus to be on Lauren and Jacko. Good setup for next story.

Good narration, smooth voice with no annoying vocals to take you out of the story.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Bridal Armor

  • Colby Agency: The Specialists, Book 1
  • By: Debra Webb
  • Narrated by: Loretta Rawlins
  • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

Someone was out to get Thomas Casey. His profession had taught him to trust no one. So when Johara di Rossi abducted him on his way to his beloved niece's wedding, Thomas assumed the worst - despite their intimate history. Though attachments made him vulnerable, Thomas was haunted by regret for walking away from Jo years ago. No other woman had stirred such intense desire in him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Missed this one but good to go back and fill in the plot

  • By April Blaine on 06-27-15

Missed this one but good to go back and fill in the plot

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

Reviewed: 06-27-15

Good characters and rapid plot. Good lead-in to the next stories while completing this plot.

  • The Marshal's Witness

  • By: Lena Diaz
  • Narrated by: Piper Goodeve
  • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Breaking protocol and going on the run with a protected witness wasn't in U.S. Marshal Ryan Jackson's plans. And even though Jessica Delaney's testimony nearly put away a crime boss, Ryan can't afford to trust her. Still, the duty-dedicated marshal will do whatever it takes to protect Jessica and uncover the mole leaking her new identity. But staying seconds ahead of the ruthless killers on their trail is easier than keeping himself safe from Jessica's unexpected vulnerability and irresistible determination.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By HoneyBadger on 04-06-15

Really enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 06-18-15

I was crying in chapter 22 (a very good sign). Thank goodness more of Lena Diaz is available on Audible so I can listen on my commute!