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  • Vicious

  • By: L.J. Shen
  • Narrated by: Savannah Peachwood, Christian Rummel
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,518
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,394
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,396

They say love and hate are the same feelings experienced under different circumstances, and it's true. The man who comes to me in my dreams also haunts me in my nightmares. He is a brilliant lawyer. A skilled criminal. A beautiful liar. A bully and a savior, a monster and a lover. Ten years ago, he made me run away from the small town where we lived. Now, he came for me in New York, and he isn't leaving until he takes me with him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THE PERFECT BLEND OF EVERYTHING I LOVE

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 06-04-17

Run away from this one

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

Reviewed: 08-15-18

This book is so bad that I finally tapped out at Chapter 5. The characters are so badly written that you have no empathy for their story line and will not become vested in any way. The overall story is almost repulsive from the negativity and entitlement. Both narrators do nothing to help this along. Between Savannah attempting a breathy southern drawl and Christian crudely representing a total pr**k, you will just not make it through.

I have never given a book a 1-star rating. That should tell you how bad this one is. For your own sanity and self worth, stay away from this one. Even free, it's not worth the time or energy.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • From Lukov with Love

  • By: Mariana Zapata
  • Narrated by: Callie Dalton, Teddy Hamilton
  • Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 839
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 785
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 781

If someone were to ask Jasmine Santos to describe the last few years of her life with a single word, it would definitely be a four-letter one. After 17 years - and countless broken bones and broken promises - she knows her window to compete in figure skating is coming to a close. But when the offer of a lifetime comes in from an arrogant idiot she's spent the last decade dreaming about pushing in the way of a moving bus, Jasmine might have to reconsider everything. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • this has ruined me for all other audiobooks!

  • By SkirmishofWit on 05-16-18

So disappointing

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

Reviewed: 07-20-18

I actually love this book. I purchased the Kindle version first and decided to grab the Audible to listen from time to time. The story is great with really strong characters that you will simply love. What killed it is the narration. Callie makes Jasmine come across as petty and irritating, which is not at all how I read her in the Kindle version. Teddy does nothing to help Ivan's character at all. Ivan is a Russian born character and he's presented without any kind of accent and simply not as strong as he is on the written page. This was so bad for me that I had to stop listening and returned the book.

This book has turned my onto to other items by Mariana Zapta. It's definitely worth the read but do yourself a favor and read the Kindle version. The Audible does it no justice.

  • Mister Tonight

  • By: Kendall Ryan
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Sebastian York
  • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 420
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 385
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 385

Last night was the most embarrassing night of my life. I was that girl. You know, the highly intoxicated chick celebrating her 30th with her two best friends - the ones who are happily married. And the more I drank, the more I wanted to do something reckless to celebrate. By reckless, I meant the sexy and alluring man dressed in a business suit standing near the bar. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great!

  • By mandy on 07-16-18

Another favorite

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

Reviewed: 07-20-18

This was my first time with this author and she did a great job. The story is really well written and super sweet. This is a fast listen/read but everything is super concise. The characters just scream HEA.

As always, Andi Arndt and Sebastian York are amazing. They both bring their amazing talents to these characters in the most perfect way. I actually found this book by searching by their narration catalog.

This one is definitely worth the listen. I liked it so much I plan on purchasing the Kindle version to reread.

  • Consolation

  • The Consolation Duet, Volume 1
  • By: Corinne Michaels
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Sebastian York
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,331
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,249
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,251

Liam wasn't supposed to be my happily ever after. He wasn't even on my radar. He was my husband's best friend - forbidden. But my husband is dead, and I'm alone. I ache for him, and I reach for Liam. One night with Liam changed everything. Now I have to decide if I truly love him or if he's just the consolation prize.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent emotional story but huge cliffhanger end

  • By Lydia D. Rella on 11-11-15

Emotional rollercoaster

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

Reviewed: 06-29-18

This duet is one of my favorite listen/reads of 2018! The story line is very well written and you will fall into the story. There are so many story turns that your emotions will be all over the place. It will break our heart in absolutely the best way possible. This is a part 1 of the story and you MUST read Consolation first. All the characters are developed here. Both of these main characters, Aaron, Liam and Natalie aka Lee, are just amazing. You will be pulled into their story and root for them throughout. This series does end with this book, so there's no cliff hangers like the first.

The narration is amazing as always with Andi Arndt and Sebastian York. They do not disappoint and are two of my favorite narrators.

  • Conviction

  • The Consolation Duet, Volume 2
  • By: Corinne Michaels
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Sebastian York
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,345
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,257
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,257

I fell in love with Liam only to be left shattered into a million pieces. Again. The idea of being without him cripples me but the reality is, he's gone. He doesn't understand, and I can't make him. If only he'd see the conviction behind my words - then Liam would still be here.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good.

  • By jodiod on 11-30-15

Oh sweet baby Jesus!!!!

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

Reviewed: 06-29-18

This duet is one of my favorite listen/reads of 2018! The story line is very well written and you will fall into the love triangle that comes full circle in this continuation story. There are so many story turns that your emotions will be all over the place. It will break our heart in absolutely the best way possible. This is a part 2 story and you MUST read Consolation first. All the characters are developed there. Both of these main characters, Liam and Natalie aka Lee, are just amazing. You will be pulled into their story and root for them throughout. This series does end with this book, so there's no cliff hangers like the first.

The narration is amazing as always with Andi Arndt and Sebastian York. They do not disappoint and are two of my favorite narrators.

  • Ball Peen Hammer

  • By: Lauren Rowe
  • Narrated by: John Lane, Lauren Rowe
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 974
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 916
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 914

Keane Morgan wouldn't return any of my calls or texts, and I was pissed as hell about it. I didn't want to drive from Seattle to L.A. with the guy any more than he wanted to drive with me, but I had no frickin' choice in the matter - at least, not if I wanted to use his brother Dax's coveted parking spot at UCLA. Okay, so it turned out Keane was objectively gorgeous, and, fine, pretty funny, too. But did he have to be so damned in love with himself? I mean, jeez, the cocky way he flashed those dimples was just so orchestrated.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Who knew a DORK-A-RAMA would be so DELIGHTFUL?

  • By J. Mcferran on 09-23-16

Different but worth the read

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

Reviewed: 06-29-18

This one is a bit different than any other read so far. It's a story about two 20 something, millennial kids Keane and Maddie. They have a unique story and are total opposites, which makes for an overall interesting story. There are parts of this where you will laugh out loud. The overall story is well done and interesting to keep you till the end. This really is more of a romantic comedy, so don't expect any cliff hangers or these longing moments. This plays out like Wedding Crashers but with a twist. I purchased the kindle version, which I will do for reread books. This definitely falls into this category. It's definitely worth the time to read.

The reason for the 4-star rating is two fold. First, some of the writing will just tangle you up a bit. There is a TON of slang where it gets almost tedious as you go through the story. It's cute at first, especially when all the relationships are being outlined at the beginning. The story tries to lend Keane a quality of being misunderstood and more of a brooder than he comes across. However, the way his verbiage is, it's a tough sell. The other reason is due to the narrators. They aren't necessarily bad but their tones don't really help the story a lot. I ended up switching to the kindle version about half way through, where I found the story to be a bit better for my taste.

  • Stupid Girl: Stupid in Love, Book 1

  • By: Cindy Miles
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Evans
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201

After her senior year of high school leaves behind nothing but heartache, Olivia Beaumont is sure of this: She's no stupid girl. She sets out for Winston College, promising herself that she will remain focused on her first and only love - astronomy. But all it takes is cocky sophomore Brax Jenkins and an accidental collision with a football, to throw her entire year off course.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it

  • By Raven on 04-28-15

Emotional rollercoaster

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

Reviewed: 06-04-18

I really liked the story line of this book. The story has a dynamic aspect of a young woman who survives a trauma while dealing with additional sidesteps as she tries to reinvent herself. Both the male and female lead have a nice background that's expressed well. It helps you want to root for both characters. I will sometimes purchase the Kindle version to reread, however, this book is a little steep for what I normally pay. I plant to re-listen without the Kindle purchase.

The narrator is ok. I love her voice for the male lead who has a Bostonian accent. You just sort of fall a little more in love with him. The girl, not so much. I can't tell if it's the way the narrator reads her story or if it's the actual way she's written. Either way, you want to smack her a bit. It causes something to be lost in terms of the connection with her. I would try something from this narrator again to test which way it rolls.

  • Collecting the Pieces

  • By: L. A. Fiore
  • Narrated by: Tracy Marks, Aaron Shedlock
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 429
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 397
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 397

At fifteen I fell in love. His name was Jake Stephens and he took the abandoned, lonely girl I had been and made me whole. His love was a pure and unconditional love that made every day better than the last; a fairy tale of my very own. But this story isn't about Jake. It's about Abel Madden; the man I meet after the fairy tale goes to hell. A cocky, arrogant man who says what he wants, does as he pleases, and makes no excuses for it. He irritates me--downright pisses me off at times--but he also brings me back to life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous book that made me cry

  • By Kimberly Smith on 12-18-17

One of my new favorites, narration not quite right

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

Reviewed: 05-17-18

I fell in love with this book. It's unbelievably poignant and will move you throughout the story. It's very well developed and the story line follows a more unique path than others. There are essentially 3 stories in here: 1. beginning of Sydney's life, 2. Sydney now facing life after tragedy changes her world, 3. Sydney finding herself and moving forward. What I love most about that is it's true life and you connect to the characters because of it. I like that instead of detailing every little step, the sections are told where the story jumps 3 years. You have an idea of Sydney's growth between those sections.

You will fall in love with all of these characters. Some you will love and some not so much, but they all bring a richness to the story that you don't find often. You will be rooting for Sydney from the very beginning. Jake and Abel are two men that epitomize what a true man should be. They are unique and so different from each other but so totally amazing.

I'm not going to lie, you will have tissues throughout this story but those moments make the ups so much better. I was surprised about a story arc though. This starts as a true romance of a lost girl finding love with the right boy. They have challenges they face but are so solid you'll be jealous of their bond. Without giving too much away, the book shifts in the 2nd act where an underlying murder mystery starts to form. There's something about the flow that gives you pause but it brings the end in one of the sweetest ways. It's almost like this should be two stories but somehow they mesh together.

There are a few written passages that will grind a bit. They are almost too wordy and unnecessary but they are what they are. The narration though is not something that brings life to this book. Tracy is the majority of the narration since the book is told from her point of view. She brings an air to Sydney which doesn't mesh well with how strong her character is written. I find her not well suited for this type of story. She tries to be wispy with her voice to lend credence to the other voices she portrays. It just doesn't work. Aaron is okay but not someone that I would follow future works. Both of them are almost trying to hard and it causes something to be lost in translation.

With all that said, this is one of my new favorites books. I love it so much that I purchased the Kindle version since I reread ones that touch me the most. I ended up switching to the Kindle version for the last half of the book because the narration was something I couldn't get past. It is a much better book read than listened to because of the narration.

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  • Save a Truck, Ride a Redneck

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,397
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,320
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,310

Molly Harper brings her signature "clever humor, snark, silliness, and endearing protagonists" ( Booklist) to the charming small town of Lake Sackett, Georgia with the new Southern Eclectic series. Carl and Marianne were high school sweethearts, loving the way only teenagers can - with no thought to logic or pride, just a bone-headed, optimistic frenzy of unicorns and hormones. That was all they needed. Or so Carl thought. Scared of being stuck in Lake Sackett, Georgia, like so many of her friends, Marianne panicked and bolted....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not as impressed with the story

  • By SuchetA on 11-07-17

Take the truck and run away!

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

Reviewed: 05-15-18

This turned out to be an 8 chapter short story concept. It essentially is about a girl from a small southern town that leaves for the big city to attend university only to come back several years later. Of course, there's different family drama from the lack of contact and visits over the years and the boy who's heart she broke when she left. Since this is a short story, everything is so condensed and all over the place, it just seems out of sync. There's no real character development and the story is superficial at best. For example, she comes back and crosses paths with her boy and finds out he's dating again. In the next chapter he's dropped that girl like a hot potato and picked up with the old flame like it was nothing. On top of that, the female lead will irritate you to know end. She comes off like a bratty girl who wants to escape her small town life to be something bigger. Imagine a Sweet Home Alabama story line with a more ungrateful lead.

What didn't help this story was the narrator. Her voice did nothing to lend credibility to the characters or the story. She was the lone narrator and her attempt at voicing the other characters (there are a lot) just failed and didn't help the story at all. The worst was her portrayal of the male lead with a thick southern accent. It came across so stereotypical of what something would consider a southern accent in a negative way. The way she portrays the female lead creates a lack of support or empathy with the character.

This story has turned me off from the writer and narrator for future listens/reads.

  • Second Shot

  • By: C. M. Seabrook
  • Narrated by: Evelyn Marcail
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

As one of the top paid defense-men in the NHL, my life has been a revolving door of beautiful women and no-strings-attached sex. Until Brynne. It was only supposed to be a one-night-fling. Hell, it wasn't even supposed to be that. I knew the cardinal rule. Don't touch the coach's daughter. And for years, I kept my hands to myself. It wasn't difficult considering Brynne Jacobs hates my guts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Secrets Revealed

  • By Jan M on 01-14-18

Save me from another narrator

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

Reviewed: 05-11-18

I was really looking forward to listening to this book. This is my first time with this author and narrator. The story is interesting but after 2 chapters I'm not sure I'll purchase the Kindle version to finish it. The overall writing isn't done in a concise manner. The writing is just off but I'm not sure if that's due to the narrator or if the story is just not written well. The relationship between the two main characters just feels so forced that I'm not sure I can get into rooting for them. It's also terribly depressing up front with both dealing with a traumatic loss. The female lead blames the male lead and he blames himself. Since the story has no real back story to begin in the first few chapters it just makes it tough to get engaged early. It's truly hard to pinpoint the main issue but it falls apart pretty quickly. It is a Kindle free book, so I might give it a try to finish it.

The narrator was so bad and annoying, I tapped out after 2 chapters. It was so frustrating to listen to and became unbearably annoying.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful