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  • Mountain Hero

  • By: Cheryl Yeko
  • Narrated by: Alan Taylor
  • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 202
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 183
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 183

Broken Engagement: Finding her fiance cheating with her best friend was bad enough, but when Michelle heads up the Rocky Mountains for a little R & R, it goes from bad to worse when her car breaks down during a major snowstorm.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What's not to love about a hero?

  • By awhit333 on 01-31-14

I can't even

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

Reviewed: 03-09-19

Please tell me that no one is as stupid aa the heroine in this story. I know it's a short story but dang it is the most unrealistic winter story I have ever read. I mean what are the odds of two caves being in the woods that you found in the middle of a blizzard at night with only a jacket on with no sweater on that you can make multiple trips to the car. And you find the second cave and make multiple trips to the car and go back to the orginal cave in 48 min. Yeah that's real realistic. I know there are plot devices and things to move the story forward but if your heroine is to dumb to live what's the point.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Hunting Season

  • Gathering Series, Book 1
  • By: Shelly Laurenston
  • Narrated by: Alexandra Shawnee
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 249
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245

Neecy Lawrence, winged warrior for a Viking goddess and second-in-command of the fierce Crows, doesn't know what to do with a nice guy. As it is, making up for a past she'd sooner forget leaves her barely polite most days. But Raven leader and loyal Odin warrior, Will Yager, isn't just nice. He's gorgeous, hot, and a distraction she simply can't afford. Yager has wanted Neecy in his life - and in his bed - for a long time. Not just for a night, but forever. And, like any self-respecting Viking, he'll stop at nothing to get her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great INCLUSIVE bwwm paranormal love story

  • By KGLP host/producer & traveling therapist. on 10-04-16

Loved the story

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

Reviewed: 01-10-19

The storyy waa good and the characters totally different from the Crows on the west coast. My only problem was the narrator. All the women sounded the same. She kept loosing and switching accents. Outsude of that it is definitely a Laurenston classic. If you have ever read or listen to her stories you know she is a masterful story teller. Definitely worth a credit.

  • One More Time

  • By: Laurelin Paige
  • Narrated by: Erin Mallon, Rupert Channing
  • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,207
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,135
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,128

Tanner's acting career had just begun. He was hotter than the stage lights and twice as captivating. The gorgeous Australian A-lister was everyone's teenage dream. And he'd picked me. Or so I thought, until he proved to be as false as everything else about Hollywood. Now I've finally scored the perfect opportunity to star in a major film. The kicker? Tanner will be my costar. I don't know if I can do this one more time....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Second Chance Romance!!!

  • By Ashley D on 01-31-18

So much meh

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

Reviewed: 01-06-19

Maybe I'm a book snob but this was hard to finish. This whole book was built on the premise that the heroine doesn't like confrontation. Because if she knew how to stand up for herself there wouldn't be a book. Then all of a sudden she haa wishy washy balls. She can all of a sudden have sex with a man she believed cheated on her without resolving that particular issue. Mmmmmm no. I know of no woman that would have sex with someone who cheated on her without actually discussing what happened or if it even happened. Soooo, no not a believable story. Sex is not the all healing elixer to your problems. In fact it usually makes the situation worse. After they have sex everything is magically better. It's irritating and unreal.

The other thing is the female narrator is a bit breathy. Every day conversation doesn't need to sound like your about to have sex.

  • Tyed

  • By: L. J. Shen
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Snow
  • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 595
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 558
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 557

Meet Blaire. An underachieving college student with zero prospects and a ton of issues (hey, being the less-successful twin of a gorgeous supermodel would totally do that to you). She doesn't do bad boys. Actually, she doesn't do boys, like, at all. Not that she's a lesbian. And not that there's anything wrong with being one. It's just that...well...she kind of needs to focus on graduating from college right now.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Adored

  • By Misty on 03-18-17

If you really loved him....

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

Reviewed: 10-24-18

In the beginning, I liked this story. It was cute. But when things started to get real, she behaved like the spoiled little princess she was. One the heroine has no concept of love. You can't tell someone you love them and at the first test, you fail. It kind of lets you know that she has never had anything bad happen to her. You know that she has never had to scrape or fight for anything, that everything is handed to her. If you love someone, how can you hold something that they did in their past against them? Something they stopped doing before they even met you. I can't remember the last time I've gotten so mad listening to a book. Then when she has a change of heart, they need to work it out together. THERE IS NOTHING TO WORK OUT. If you haven't done anything wrong why should you apologize? I absolutely HATE this heroine.

The story would have been better if the author flushed out the story. If the heroine was a little less nothing in my life has ever gone wrong. If the best friend wasn't wishy-washy and douchebaggery. I also wish it was a dual perspective. Can I just say that it's not a bad story? But if don't like chicks that can't forgive someone for something that didn't impact them directly then stay away. It's hard to like someone who has never been through anything, never had a hardship, and is suuuper judgemental.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • 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 7,167
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,667
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,650

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

The Best Kind Of Surprise

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

Reviewed: 04-23-17

I didn't know what to expect with this book, so my expectations were low. What I got surprised me in the best kind of way. When you see a book about a rock star you expect lots o sex. What I got was witty banter, unexpected tenderness and a heart wrenching twist. I absolutely love this book. It's a perfect storm of excellent writing and great narrating. I definitely recommend this book if you are tired of books that have the main characters in bed and in love in 1 to 3 chapters followed by endless angst. This is definitely a book that will be in my repeat rotation. Great job.

A quick summary-> Boy meets girl. Boy puts girl in the same box as every other girl. Girl puts boy in his place and keeps him on his toes :-) They do have a HEA but the definitely earned it. My favorite part about this story is that it feels like it could actually happen and the characters are real. I laughed I cried and my heart had lots of exercise. It is definitely worth the credit :-) You won't be disapointed

  • The Soldier's E-Mail Order Bride

  • By: Cora Seton
  • Narrated by: Emily Cauldwell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 519
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 458
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 457

Staff Sergeant Austin Hall has a brilliant record in the Special Forces - except for one disastrous decision that cost his best friend's life. Now he's heading home to Chance Creek, Montana, where he'd like to spend the rest of his days in the obscurity of his family's ranch. Too bad Great Aunt Heloise won't hand the ranch over unless all four of the Hall brothers marry and one of them produces an heir within the year. Austin is too broken to marry for love, so he places an online ad for a fake wife. What could possibly go wrong?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So Good

  • By Rebecca on 12-31-14

It's typical Cora Seton Fair

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

Reviewed: 03-19-17

It's starting feel like every book written by this author is the same book. Something about doing something drastic to save the ranch. The characters not having a simple conversation to resolve the main conflict. Then the HEA happens. Throw in a few characters or mention a few characters from previous books then viola new book. Same situations, same characters with different names, same location. How many ranches are in Chance Creek? Why are they all in danger of being lost without the hero's getting married? And why are almost all of them inhabited by former military. For some reason I keep reading these books. The concept is interesting, I get frustrated with the characters then angry at myself for getting sucked back in. Trust me if you have read one of her books you have read them all.

  • A Year of Weddings

  • By: Beth Wiseman, Debra Clopton, Marybeth Whalen, and others
  • Narrated by: Julie Lyles Carr, Christy Ragland, Amber Quick
  • Length: 31 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76

Happily ever after begins today. The honor of your presence is requested at a year of weddings....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mixed bag

  • By MABJM on 05-14-15

Interesting Stories Boring Narrators

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

Reviewed: 11-09-16

Almost every story has ever heroine from the South. So you would think knowing this that at least one of the narrators could have a southern accent. Even a bad on would have been appreciated. The narrators were all interchangeable. There were 3 narrators but it sounded like one person, they were all interchangeable, boring and forgettable. Just because they are religious stories don't mean they can't be read without inflection.

January -> It was a sweet story that I actually liked. It's actually plausible to happen and not annoying.

February -> The story was highly unbelievable and highly annoying. I don't know of any situation where if someone got left at the alter that they would be willing to marry the person that left them a few months later. Most people would be to angry to even talk to that person. Completely unbelievable. If the bride was that damaged she shouldn't have been involved with anyone in the first place. WORST STORY EVER!!!

March -> My favorite because it was an update to another story Once Upon A Prince. The narrator ruined it for me. The regular narrator Eleni Pappageorge did an excellent southern and British accent. To go from that to someone who reads the ladies and the men in the same voice and to here obvious English sayings coming out of a flat boring American voice was weird.

April -> It was unrealistic. Not the premise of the story but the unreal reactions. If my fiance came back from war with no memory of me of course I'm going to be supportive but I'm not going to keep the wedding on track. Also if your dealing with a specific type of amnesia, find a clever way to explain it to the reader. But to show such a low level of frustration no anger no response that any normal person Christian or not would have really insults the intelligence of the reader..

I'm going to stop here because the rest of the months are pretty much the same. These are short stories. But great short stories can do a lot more with less than these authors did. The stories are hot garbage except for the January and March. The women are brainless, spineless or emotionally stupid. Then men are weak or unrealistic. I have ready well written religious based stories. It was as if because these stories were religious the stores had to be EXTRA boring.

Please do not waste your time or credit on this drivel. In the interest of full disclosure I stopped listening after June because I couldn't take it anymore.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Wall of Winnipeg and Me

  • By: Mariana Zapata
  • Narrated by: Callie Dalton
  • Length: 16 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,913
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,644
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,650

Vanessa Mazur knows she's doing the right thing. She shouldn't feel bad for quitting. Being an assistant/housekeeper/fairy godmother to the top defensive end in the National Football Organization was always supposed to be temporary. She has plans, and none of them include washing extra-large underwear longer than necessary. But when Aiden Graves shows up at her door wanting her to come back, she's beyond shocked.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good slow burn

  • By catkit on 09-30-16

YAWN

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

Reviewed: 07-16-16

This is a good book. The only thing is that it is a little slow and doesn't pick up till the end. If you are looking for a steamy romance novel or something short and cute this is not it. The author does a good job of developing the characters and allowing you to get to know your characters. It's refreshing not to have the main characters hop into bed within the first few chapters, but I would have expected more chemistry or hints at chemistry. It is possible to write a book with characters that find each other interesting and want to learn about each other and not have them sleep together but still provide a hint of chemistry. This book did not marry those themes together well. There was more chemistry with the friend than the love interest. While I generally liked the book, it left me feeling like happily boring after. YAWN

  • The Switch

  • By: Lynsay Sands
  • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176

When they first met Lord Jeremy William Radcliffe, Charlie and her twin sister, Elizabeth, were escaping from their uncle - taking turns acting the young gentleman to avoid detection. But Charlie couldn't help falling head over heels-and out of a window - for the handsome lord. Of course, that was only the beginning; Lord Radcliffe insisted on showing "him" and her lovely sister to London. But how could he do that? With every touch, Radcliffe seemed unknowingly to incite indecent desires in Charlie, and his fraternal intent was certain to land her in a fine mess.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very entertaining...

  • By SIMARA on 09-23-14

Meh. Makes for a better read than listen

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

Reviewed: 07-16-16

I am usually a big Lyndsay Sands fan. Not with this book. The narrator can make or break a book. It's not that she doesn't have a lovely voice, it's more so that listening to her for long periods of time gave me a headache. I read the book first so I knew the story. Listening usually enhances the story for me when there is a good narrator. However, at some point I was just screaming in my head make it stop. It made the story that I read seem somehow stupid. It was a so so story to begin with but it mad me actually dislike the book. I like the premise and it was a cute story. I can read or listen to a Lynsay Sands story and always want to come back to it, This rendition makes me want to delete my copy from my Kindle and ask for my money back from Audible. I never want to hear about our be reminded of this story ever again,

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Married for Christmas

  • Willow Park, Book 1
  • By: Noelle Adams
  • Narrated by: Jane Cramer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 94

After years of dreaming, Jessica is finally getting married, but the marriage isn't exactly what she thought. Daniel is her best friend, and she's known him all her life, but he's never gotten over losing his wife two years ago. His dream is to become the pastor of the church in their hometown, but the small-town congregation keeps balking over calling an unmarried minister. Since Daniel needs a wife and Jessica wants a husband and family, she proposes an arrangement that benefits both of them.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet Christmas Love Story

  • By Ndulgent Bloggrs on 01-13-16

Ummm no this is NOT a Christian story

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

Reviewed: 01-09-16

In order to write a truly good Christian romance the characters need to be well developed and the reader should feel like there was some connection to Christ in the story. The only thing that made this story a Christian romance was that the main character's love interest was minister. The main character didn't have a relatio!ship with God and if she did it was superficial. This book shows that the writer has a superficial understanding of God and is just dabbling in the genre to try and find her voice. Writing Christian fiction or romance requires the ability to fully flush out your characters , have something to say that shows or reflect the character of God and have God be the main focus and not an after thought. It's a delicate balance to pull this off and not come off as preachy. There are few writers that pull this off like Tessa Afshar, Francine Rivers or Rachel Hauck. These women have written books that resonate and have not used sex to move the story along. Just because your characters have sex doesn't mean you have to go into detail about it. That alone precludes this being a Christian romance.

Overall its a good story. It just seems wrong to classify this as a Christian romance when the only thing remotely Christian about it is that one of the characters is a minister and not even a very good one since he was willing to perpetrate a fraud to get a job. It should be 1 star but the writing was sound and the idea was OK just not executed well and I don't want to be completely mean. If it wasn't classified as Christian it would be 3 stars.

3 of 7 people found this review helpful